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THUMBS UP to Small Business Saturday. Triad yoga groupon Started as a publicity campaign by American Express in 2010, the day has become part of the Thanksgiving holiday. Yoga for fibromyalgia youtube It celebrates the local, the homemade and the homegrown, and it reminds us that those “just-right” gifts might be found downtown, at a nearby farm or through a friend’s or family member’s online store.

The popularity of the Saturday-after-Thanksgiving event continues to increase.

Yoga music free online radio American Express reports both revenue and numbers of shoppers at small businesses on the special day grew from 2014 to 2015.

Want to shop in Burlington? Check out the Burlington Downtown Corp.’s Facebook page for information on the day’s events. Yoga yoga They include an open house to find out about yoga at Alamance Wellness Studio, which shows the day isn’t just about shopping but about learning what our community has to offer.

Don’t forget businesses outside of Burlington. Pilates plus studio chiang mai Like handmade candy? Visit Once Upon a Chocolate on Piedmont Avenue in Gibsonville. Yoga perth wa Want special oils? Try The Gourmet Grove on Clay Street in Mebane. Yoga free Don’t know the specific likes and dislikes of your neighbors? Gift cards from small businesses make good gifts.

THUMBS UP to the spirit of generosity seen in our community this Thanksgiving. Charm city yoga schedule From donated meals to monetary gifts, Alamance County residents thought of others this holiday. Ejercicios yoga en casa A special thanks goes to those who worked to feed hundreds through the Thanksgiving dinners at First Baptist Church Apple Street and the Allied Churches shelter in Burlington. Importance of yoga and meditation in child development The partnership of Aramark, Elon University Dining, and church and other volunteers made the holiday more enjoyable for many.

THUMBS UP to the organizers of and participants in the Burlington Christmas Parade. Be yoga milano The parade is always a great start to the holiday season, and this year was no different. Postnatal yoga exercises Marching band aficionados were especially pleased with the increased size and sound of Cummings High School’s marching band. Ashtanga vinyasa yoga primary series Also appreciated were the Steppers for Christ, especially its leader. Best yoga stretches for runners Her ability to belt out a cadence equals that of the best drill sergeants. Yoga postures for back pain pictures (See both groups online at under “video.”)

THUMBS UP to the Burlington Fire Department for its quick action to put out a grass and leaf fire on the Burlington parade route. Youtube yoga Capt. North shore yoga oahu Tony Mann spotted the blaze on Main Street while riding in the parade on a department truck, reports Battalion Chief Randy Kerns. Yoga ballston spa ny Mann jumped off and investigated, and found a 2-square-foot fire, which he quickly put out using one of the truck’s extinguishers, Kerns said. Ryan giggs yoga video It’s always great to see an observant firefighter, but especially now when conditions are so dry.

(For a lighter look at the fire department, check out its video on the mannequin challenge, a trend that’s sweeping social media. Sivananda yoga vedanta center dalat You can find it on the City of Burlington’s Facebook page, where it’s been viewed more than 27,000 times.)

THUMBS UP to Wells Fargo for updating its ATMs in some locations. Yoga for life youtube Card-skimming is costing consumers millions, so it’s good to see a business put in measures to discourage machine tampering. Kripalu yoga schedule The bank also gets our praise for running its horse-drawn stagecoach in the Burlington parade. Sunstone yoga plano texas The clean-up crew following it also was a good idea, as it likely prevented mishaps for marchers.

THUMBS DOWN to Thanksgiving traffic. Yoga source los gatos Cheaper gas and an improving economy have clogged airports and highways. Mantra yoga studio While Interstate 40-85 is always a challenge to navigate in our area, we can be glad it’s not Interstate 405 in Los Angeles. Yoga para iniciantes online gratis A video of the miles of stalled holiday travelers there quickly went viral.