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Business Window Shopping briefs for Oct. 10

Business Window Shopping briefs for Oct. 10
Published: October 10, 2013

Window shopping

Backyard Farmer to hold sale

The Backyard Farmer is closing for the season. All trees, plants, fruits and vegetables will be discounted this weekend. The Backyard Farmer can be found in the parking lot of the Shoppes at Northpark, NW 122 and N May Avenue. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Fitness chain comes to metro

LA Fitness is opening two new health clubs in the metro area. The Moore location, at 647 SW 19, opened Sept. 5; an Edmond club at 2121 W Danforth Road is under construction and expected to open by the end of the year. LA Fitness features aerobics studios, free weights, indoor swimming pools, cardio equipment, personal training and more.

Women's health event offered

Free women's health screenings will be offered at Sam's Club locations with a pharmacy nationwide from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. The screenings are available to the public and include breast self-exam kits, thyroid testing, blood pressure, cholesterol, glucose, body mass index and vision. Last year, Sam's Club provided more than 70,000 women's health screenings during October for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Mars candy owner in fatal crash

— Authorities in northern Virginia say Jacqueline Badger Mars, an owner of candy company Mars Inc., was driving an SUV that was involved in a fatal crash. The Loudoun County sheriff's office says Mars, who turns 74 Thursday, was driving a Porsche SUV in Aldie on Friday when it crossed the centerline and hit a minivan. The sheriff's office says 86-year-old minivan passenger Irene Ellisor, of Huntsville, Texas, was not wearing a seat belt and died at the scene. A Mars spokesman says the tragedy has left Mars “filled with sorrow for the loss of life” and the injured. Mars is the company founder's daughter and has been ranked by Forbes magazine as the world's seventh-richest woman. The state's attorney is reviewing the matter.

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