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By LYNN LITTLE | July 16, 2008
The price per gallon for gasoline makes the headlines daily. Food costs at the grocery store are getting attention as well, with reporters talking about the parallel rise in the cost of gas and milk in the same sentence. The Department of Agriculture is predicting a 4- to 5-percent rise in food prices this year. Now consumers are searching out bargains at the grocery store, an about-face from the previous norm of relying on convenience foods. Despite rising prices, you can trim food costs and still eat well.
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By JOSH SHAW | June 13, 2008
WASHINGTON COUNTY -- Those who enjoy their salads and sandwiches with sweet slices of summertime tomato might be disappointed in the wake of last week's U.S. Food and Drug Administration advisory warning linking the fruit to salmonella. The red plum, red roma and round red varieties of tomatoes have been pulled from many local restaurants and grocery stores as a precaution, and fast-food chains like McDonald's, Quiznos, Taco Bell and Chipotle Mexican Grill across the country have stopped serving tomatoes and tomato products.
NEWS
By LYNN LITTLE | May 7, 2008
The rising cost of gas, diesel fuel and other forms of energy are affecting the price of many foods, from milk and bread to coffee and sugar. It can be a real challenge to keep family food costs manageable in today's economy. To get the most from your food dollars: Create a food budget. Take the time to figure out how much money your budget allows for food each month, then divide your monthly food budget by how many times you shop each month. Get cash for the budgeted amount and take only that amount to the grocery store.
NEWS
May 5, 2008
Last week's question: As gasoline and grocery prices keep increasing, what are you doing without to stretch your dollars? Poll results 1. Cut vacation travel - Four votes (3 percent) 2. Cut pleasure drives - Four votes (3 percent) 3. Reduce dining out - Nine votes (8 percent) 4. Eliminate extra grocery treats - Two votes (2 percent) 5. Most of the above - 82 votes (69 percent) 6. Nothing - 17 votes (14 percent) ยท We are actually doing a little of everything.
NEWS
By DAN DEARTH | February 8, 2008
HAGERSTOWN -- Grocery-bagging contests can be menacing. Just ask Brendan Creegan, an 18-year-old bagger at the Martin's Food Market on Pennsylvania Avenue in Hagerstown. "The other baggers can be intimidating," he said. "You don't know what they're going to say. They can taunt you. " Creegan competed with nine other baggers from the Tri-State area Friday in the fifth annual Martin's Best Bagger Competition at the grocery chain's store on Wesel Boulevard. He said the trick to bagging is to make sure the weight of the groceries gets distributed evenly in the bag. "You have to watch how you bag it or the bag is going to break," Creegan said.
NEWS
By HEATHER KEELS | February 4, 2008
HAGERSTOWN - It was Super Bowl Sunday and kickoff was minutes away, but 26-year-old Tony Towne was in no hurry as he browsed Blockbuster's family section with his daughters. "I have other priorities, like spending time with my kids," said Towne, who said he hasn't followed football since enlisting in the Army in 2000. In opting not to tune in to what has long been the country's highest-rated TV program of the year, Towne joined millions of Americans who break the mold by spending Super Bowl Sunday engaged in something other than the big game.
NEWS
January 25, 2008
"I was reading your Mail Call on Tuesday, Jan. 22, and I just wanted to say I'm the lady that was in the Lexus at the grocery store, and yes, I am well-dressed and I carry myself well. Those were not my food stamp cards. Those were not my groceries. I work for an organization that shops for elderly people who cannot get out and do their own shopping. These people do deserve their food stamps. So the next time someone's in a grocery store and you see a well-dressed lady in a Lexus or a Cadillac or a Rolls Royce, why don't you walk up and ask us?
NEWS
By ANDREW SCHOTZ | December 1, 2007
WASHINGTON COUNTY - One of Washington County's grocery stores is being moved and expanded next year. The Martin's Food Market in Fountainhead Plaza will close when the company opens a new branch on Pennsylvania Avenue at North Pointe Drive, where Gold's Gym used to be. Martin's spokeswoman Tracy Pawelski said the new store will be 84,300 square feet. Construction is under way. The current Martin's store in Fountainhead Plaza is 54,400 square feet. It opened in 1989 and was remodeled in 1996 and 2000, Pawelski said.
NEWS
By Cynthia Held, MS, RD, LDN | October 16, 2007
Have you scrutinized your grocery cart contents lately? Perhaps the time is right with the typical supermarket containing more than 35,000 foods on its shelves. The trend is more products, more grocery stores, and with this comes countless decisions. Apparently, we are in a state of confusion about which are the most appropriate food choices, since government studies indicate two-thirds of Americans are overweight or obese. The adage "you are what you eat" should be prefaced by "you are what you purchase.
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