Blood Drive

Blood Drive

Participate in the next Blood Drive Giving Blood Saves Lives Did you know that January is National Blood Donor Month? Blood is typically in short supply during winter months due to the holidays, heavy travel and increased illness rates. And when there’s a seasonal dip in blood donations coming in (an average of 39,000 units […]

Great Reasons to Shop Local This Holiday Season

Great Reasons to Shop Local This Holiday Season

Shop Local This year, we’ve seen a wonderful and optimistic effort to shop closer to home! That means the hard-earned dollars of our residents–the people who also happen to be our friends, family, colleagues and coworkers– stays in our community. And that means a better place to work, with more jobs and opportunities, and a […]

Little Free Library

Little Free Library

Little Free Library Have you heard of a Little Free Library? They’re those little boxes dispersed around neighborhoods that sort of look like mailboxes or birdhouses, except they’re filled with arrays of books that anyone can use. It’s the “take a book, leave a book” philosophy — an exploding trend that gives anyone access to […]

A Tent Sale Tradition

A Tent Sale Tradition

A Tent Sale Tradition In 1981, the McGuckin Tent Sale started as a modest attempt to clear out merchandise. It was a spring event back then, held under one small tent, where tables loaded with merchandise were hauled into the store after it closed every night, and then out again every morning. “The first ones […]

Doing Dad’s Day Right

Doing Dad’s Day Right

Doing Dad’s Day Right When you ask dad what he wants to do on Father’s Day, what do you think he’ll say? Chances are, it will be something like: “I dunno.” COME ON, DAD! Well then, why not make his choice easy? Hot tasty hors d’oeurves? Check. Soulful blues tunes? Check. Craft brews? Check. Let’s […]

Holy Hardware Batman!

Holy Hardware Batman!

Holy Hardware Batman! Welcome to your independent hardware voice! Sure, we have hardware, and other stuff too…lots of other stuff… but we pride ourselves on ideas: getting creative to solve life’s little conundrums as they pop up, and sharing the ever-changing solutions to make peoples’ lives better. We believe that if it takes a village […]