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FILE - This May 24, 2005, file photo shows a sign of a pet store chain, PetSmart, in Warwick, R.I.

PetSmart Designates Shopping Hours for Seniors and Immune-Compromised Customers

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PHOENIX, Ariz. (WOUB) — PetSmart announced it is designating shopping hours two days a week for seniors and other people at risk for contracting the novel coronavirus. These hours will be 9:00-10:00 a.m. Mondays and Thursdays, according to an email sent to customers. This includes people over 60, pregnant women, and those who are immunocompromised…. Read More

A customer removes her purchases at a Kroger grocery store in Flowood, Miss., Wednesday, June 26, 2019.

Kroger Adds Special Shopping Hours for High-Risk Customers in W. Va. and Parts of Ohio

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ROANOKE, Va. (WOUB) — Kroger stores in most of West Virginia and parts of eastern Ohio will have designated shopping hours for seniors and other customers at high risk of contracting the novel coronavirus. Kroger’s Mid-Atlantic Region said these hours will be from 7:00-8:00 a.m. every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, beginning March 24. This is… Read More

Most Ohio Kroger Stores to Begin Special Shopping Hours for Seniors and Other High-Risk Customers

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WESTERVILLE, Ohio (WOUB) — Kroger stores in most of Ohio will dedicate time for seniors and other customers at high risk for contracting the novel coronavirus to shop. This does not apply to Ohio’s Kroger locations in Marietta, Proctorville, and Belpre; see more information about this below. According to a press release, most Ohio Kroger… Read More

Shown is a Walmart in Warrington, Pa., Tuesday, March 17, 2020.

Walmart Designates Senior Hours, Will Give Bonuses to Hourly Employees

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BENTONVILLE, Ark. (WOUB) — Walmart has announced several initiatives to serve customers and employees during the COVID-19 outbreak. Senior shopping hours On Tuesdays from March 24 through April 28, Walmart stores will have a “senior shopping event” for customers 60 and older. The company says this will start one hour before the store opens, and… Read More

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Dollar General Dedicates First Hour of Day to Senior Shoppers, Adjusts Closing Hours

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Dollar General’s national office announced it plans to dedicate the first hour of each day to senior customers, and will adjust store hours, beginning Tuesday. Senior citizens are one of the groups most at risk for contracting COVID-19. “Dollar General wants to provide these at-risk customers with the ability to purchase… Read More

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ReUse on Union December Open House


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Come on out to our holiday Open House 12-5 Saturday, December 21st! We will be featuring all our consignment artists’ talent. Many will be in attendance, and will have brought in lots of new goodies to peruse – come enjoy refreshments and shop for locally made gifts! Live music on site – stay tuned for… Read More

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ACEnet 3rd Annual Holiday Open House


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Hosted by ACEnet (94 Columbus Road, Athens). This family-friendly event is a great opportunity to enjoy some local food & wine (also non-alcoholic & “mocktail” options), and local holiday shopping, while learning more about what ACEnet does in our community! Participating ACEnet tenants include: Butcher’s Bites, Dr. May’s Thai Kitchen, Briarwood Studios Flower Essences, Casa… Read More

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November Morsbag Pod Meetup


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What is a Morsbag, you ask? An international movement known as Morsbags has formed ‘pods’ of sewists all over the world who meet up to sociably upcycle fabrics into reusable bags that are then given away for FREE! At stores, at markets and fairs, wrapped around gifts, to colleagues, friends, and to anyone and anywhere… Read More

Holiday Bazaar & Barn Sale


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Join us for our annual Holiday Bazaar, an Athens holiday shopping tradition! This year, we’ll be utilizing our new welcome lobby and community room to bring more vendors than ever before. Plus, we’re brinigng back our barn sale, featuring Mary Morgan quilts and miscellaneous barn items. Schedule fo events: Friday Barn sale and vendor sales… Read More

New Local Business Hopes to Bring Traffic to Market on State

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Out with the old, In with the new   Ten years ago, Brent Hayes and Tom Parfitt bought the University Mall out of bankruptcy and were able to build the business back up over the years. As online shopping has increased in popularity, malls nationwide have seen declining business. The University Mall, now known as the Market on State, has been working… Read More