Tag Archives: christmas

South Portland police find the ‘Elf on the Shelf.’ Kind of…

In case you don’t have children — or any access to social media — the “Elf on the Shelf” has become a bit of a Christmastime craze in recent years. The gist is this: During the weeks leading up to Christmas, parents place the signature elf doll in various places around the house after the […]

Here’s how much Portlanders can spend on the holidays this year, on average

WalletHub, the somewhat ubiquitous data crunching finance website, has come up with approximate holiday budgets for people in each of hundreds of U.S. cities. Researchers for the site — which has in the past released city-by-city comparisons on a wide range of other topics — developed a formula using each community’s personal debt figures, income-to-expense ratios, savings and […]