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Green Tangerine Records, 838 W. Lincoln Highway, sells both new and used vinyl records, CDs and cassette tapes. The store will host a special Black Friday Record Store Day event from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Nov. 29.

DeKalb’s Black Friday gets vinylized with Record Store Day

By Christopher Plumery | November 3, 2019

DeKALB — The second Record Store Day of the year is approaching with Black Friday as Green Tangerine Records prepares to host the all-day event. The event will begin at 8 a.m. and end at 8 p.m., Nov. 29 and Green Tangerine Records, 838 W. Lincoln...

Junior nursing major Jasmine Dobbs looks at the puzzle books at Book World, 858 W. Lincoln Highway.

Local shops stay closed Thursday

By Northern Star Editorial Board | November 21, 2016

The Northern Star Editorial Board applauds both local and large businesses for keeping its doors closed on Thanksgiving.Thanksgiving is a time for family and giving thanks. The holiday is not meant to be experienced sitting outside a store, waiting to...

Spend smart with college budget for holiday gifting

By Kim Randall | December 4, 2013

’Tis is the season for giving, but holiday season and a college student’s funds don’t always mix.Don’t let the broke college student blues get you down. Instead of spending tons of money on things you can’t afford, try finding ways to stretch...

Dive into holiday feast without overindulging

Dive into holiday feast without overindulging

By Blake Glosson | November 25, 2013

The Thanksgiving feast is a tradition filled with good food, love and laughter, but it also leads to some unhealthy choices.Luckily, you’re reading this before the highly anticipated holiday. There are ways to prepare that will help you avoid waking...

DeKalb stays safe during Black Friday sales

By Joe Palmer | November 25, 2012

With the holiday season fast approaching, DeKalb residents braved the cold and darkness to get a jump on their shopping lists during Black Friday sales. While Black Friday is always a safety concern for population centers, DeKalb Sgt. James McDougall...

Proper planning makes for the perfect Black Friday

By Olivia Rajska | November 19, 2012

I love the feeling I get at this time of the year: thankfulness for family, friends and life. Thanksgiving is a time to celebrate all the joys of life with the ones who matter the most to you. After finishing the last bite of pumpkin pie, it’s officially...

Black Friday specials come a week early to Sycamore during Moonlight Madness event

By Brooke Shinberg | November 14, 2012

Black Friday will come early to Sycamore this year as shops downtown will have special deals and merriment a week in advance. The Moonlight Madness shopping event will run from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday throughout downtown Sycamore. Rich Para, co-owner of Sweet...

Give thanks for these Turkey Day events

By Connor Rice | November 21, 2011

The world don't stop for Thanksgiving. Even with the half-week break soon upon us, DeKalb will still be swinging with local events. If you're sticking around for as long as you can or coming back a little early, make sure to keep yourself enthused with...

In Focus: Black Friday Survival Guide

By Martha Lueck | November 17, 2011

Martha Lueck Columnist You should definitely bundle up! I know, common sense, right? But you'd be amazed at how many people seem to think the excitement for hot sales is enough to keep them from freezing throughout hours of waiting for the doors of Best...

Emphasis on Black Friday shopping leads to some local fears of a forgotten Thanksgiving

By Lauren Dielman | November 15, 2011

For some, Thanksgiving just isn't what it used to be. Angie Krawiec, junior math education major, said she feels the increased interest in Christmas shopping right after Thanksgiving takes away the purpose of Thanksgiving. Many rush out to get Black Friday...

Local businesses prepare for Black Friday madness

By Melissa Mastrogiovanni | November 22, 2010

The time where people get into a holiday shopping frenzy, clawing and scratching their way to savings is nearly upon us again. Black Friday is right around the corner and as local stores and businesses gear up for the busiest shopping day of the year,...

Surviving Black Friday

Surviving Black Friday

By Eric Titus | November 22, 2010

As we near the end of our school year, we approach Thanksgiving, when students go home, meet with family and loved ones, and eat excessive amounts of food. It is a great holiday, and is usually followed up by the monstrous sale event dubbed "Black Friday,"...