Overstock.com Launches Private Sale Site
The hottest business plan on the web strikes again. Overstock.com, Inc., announced the launch of Eziba.com, a private sale website. Eziba.com features exclusive deals on the latest home décor products from many leading brands. The products will be offered in daily sale events starting each day at 11:00 ET, lasting between 48–72 hours. Eziba.com is not accessible through the Overstock.com homepage, but customers can visit Eziba.com to sign up as an Eziba.com member free of charge. As with Overstock.com orders, an entire Eziba.com order ships for $2.95. All customer care inquiries will be handled by Overstock.com’s 24-hour customer service team.
Brilliant Sky Opens Location Number Nine
Brilliant Sky Toys & Books announced the opening of its newest franchise, which brings the total to nine, in the Cool Springs area of Brentwood, Tenn. This is the chain’s first store in Tennessee.
The 5,400 square-foot store, located in the Mallory Corners shopping center at the corner of Mallory Lane and Moores Lane, offers shoppers specialty-focused products. In addition, families in the Brentwood area will also be able to take part in various complimentary activities offered at the store, such as craft workshops, special play days, and story hours with guest storytellers and musicians.
The location is locally owned and operated by Teresa Outhier. The Outhiers are longtime Brentwood residents and parents to a daughter and son.
Memorial Service Planned for Tom Arbuckle
As was previously reported, Thomas Steele Arbuckle passed away at age 66 on August 13, 2010, at his New York City apartment surrounded by his beloved family.
At the time of his death, he was a property manager for Douglas Elliman Realty after spending 31 years at the Toy Building.
A memorial service will be held at 10:30am on Saturday, September 11, 2010, at the Community Church of Mountain Lakes in Mountain Lakes, N.J.
Dr. Bobbi Berezin, Tom’s brother-in-law, will speak on behalf of the family at the service. There will be a luncheon following the service at the near-by Mountain Lakes Club. For more information, please contact Joanne Arbuckle (Tom’s wife) at (212) 627–0073.
Donations in Tom’s name can be made to the Marine Corps Law Enforcement Foundation, Ste. 1007, 10 Rockefeller Plaza, N.Y., N.Y. 10020. Tom served in the U.S. Marine Corps. from 1962–1965.
11-Year-Old Wins Game Contest
Brian Sumereau, of River Vale, N.J., created a game that combines logic puzzles and board games winning a $1,000 prize package from Jakks Pacific and a $1,000 gift card for a shopping spree at Toys “R” Us. The Invention Dimension contest was hosted by the company By Kids for Kids.
The 11-year-old has already earned recognition in his school’s science fair exhibit and is a member of his school’s band, Scrabble, and math clubs. He’s also enrolled in his school’s Supplemental and Gifted Education program.
His winning idea, called the Puzzler, indirectly came about when he first learned the game of Sudoku from his dad. He quickly became hooked, and developed a passion for brain teasers and board games. Sumereau says he’d like to pursue an engineering career.
Author Todd Parr Collaborates with Sesame Workshop
New York Times best-selling children’s author and illustrator, Todd Parr, has collaborated on a short, animated film with Sesame Workshop. The film is designed to help children contend with their innate childhood fears and will premiere on the 41st season of Sesame Street.