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The Newtown Bee’s

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Wishing You

Massage • Facials • Body Treatments • Nail Care • Spa Packages Gift Certificates Online!

Avancé Esthétiques

Wellness Balance Renewal

228 South Main St., Sand Hill Plaza, Newtown, CT www.avanceesthetiques.com • 203-270-8911 HOURS: Tues.-Thurs. 12 to 9 pm • Wed. 10 am to 6 pm Fri. 9 am to 6 pm • Sat. 9 am to 5 pm Over 20 years of service, under New Management since 2009

Special Holiday Hours: Sunday, December 15th and 22nd 11 am to 5 pm for Gift Cards, Monday, December 23rd and Tuesday, December 24th - 10 am to 3 pm for Gift Cards and Services


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Happy Holidays! From The Learning Experience® Like Snowflakes… Every TLE Child is Unique! At The Learning Experience®, we recognize how special every child is and we strive to provide them with all the love and care they deserve in a rich, educational environment.

Come by for a tour of our center and find out why a TLE child care center is different from all the rest!

274 South Main Street

Newtown, CT

203-304-9130

Academy of Early Education www.TheLearningExperience.com


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RICCI'S S A LO N & T R A N Q U I L I T Y S PA

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99 South Main Street Newtown, CT 06470 203-426-1611

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RICCI’S KERATIN INFUSED

PRODUCT LINE IS NOW AVAILABLE!

10% OFF PRODUCT PURCHASE with any salon or spa service. Please present receptionist with coupon at the time of purchase. Percentage off is only good towards the total value of the products purchased and does not include the service value. Can not be combined with any other offer. Expires 12-09-13.


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Top of the Class Advanced Academy HAIRDRESSERS at the Top of the class are just that… 7RSKDLUGUHVVHUVWKDW¿QLVKHGRXUVFKRRODWWKHWRSRIWKHLUFODVVDQGZLOOEHMRLQLQJ RXUPDVWHUVW\OLVWVLQZRUOGFODVV5LFFL¶V6DORQZLWKLQDRQH\HDUWLPHIUDPH%\ MRLQLQJWKHPQRZDWWKHLUFXUUHQWORFDWLRQ\RXZLOOUHDSDOLIHWLPHRIEHQH¿WV DOZD\VGLVFRXQWHG5HFHLYHH[FHOOHQWFXVWRPHUVHUYLFHDQGWHFKQLFDOH[SHUWLVHDW DYHU\FRPSHWLWLYHSULFH Located at 99 South Main St, Newtown, CT

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The Newtown Bee - November 22, 2013

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Holiday Dreams Come True at...

GEPPETTO’S TOYS and

TOY JOURNEY (The Commons Plaza), Southbury The Area's Largest Collection Of... Collectible & Playable Dolls, Science Kits, Arts & Crafts, Puzzles & Games, Books, Sports, Sleds, Infant & Toddler Toys and SO MUCH MORE

Friday, December 6th MOONLIGHT MADNESS

Geppetto’s open from 9:30 am-10 pm • Toy Journey open from 10 am-6pm

%* RECEIVE 20 OFF your entire purchase

*Cannot be combined with other offers. Valid on in store merchandise only.

Alex Breyer Calico Critters

Not valid on red tag sale items, layaways, previous purchases.

Corolle Madame Alexander

Please no returns on sale days.

Melissa & Doug

Sorry no gift wrapping on sale days

Playmobil Ravensburger

**Shipping Available via UPS

Thomas Railway

** additional fees apply * sale not applicable on shipping charges

GEPPETTO’S TOYS

TOY JOURNEY

682 Main Street South (Sherman Village), Woodbury, CT

250 Main Street South, (The Commons Plaza), Southbury

(203) 266-4686

203-264-9000

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Please visit our website for up to date holiday hours and shopping long distance

www.geppettos-toys.com


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ANTIQUES ~ ESTATE ~ CONTEMPORARY

SALE

GAYLE O’N EILL FINE JEWELRY Southbury Green, Southbury, CT. 203-264-0600 WE BUY GOLD

WWW.GAYLEONEILLANTIQUEJEWELRY.COM


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"Best Pub Grub" 2012 -Connecticut Magazine

30 draft beers on tap • micro drafts • bottled beers • reds and whites

Holiday shopping getting the best of you? Stop in, enjoy a warm, friendly atmosphere and unwind with friends, a drink and a great meal!

Just a Sampling of Our Menu! RAW BAR Colossal Shrimp: 3.50 each Oysters*: Lou’s Blue Points: 2.50 each Oyster shooters*: 3.50 each

NOT SO… SMALL PLATES Beef Tips*: 13.95 House Made Potato Chips: 9.95 Chicken Quesadilla: 9.95 PUB Calamari: 12.95 Nacho Mama’s: 12.95 Fully Loaded Potato Skins: 8.95

CROCKS New England Clam Chowder: 7.95 French Onion Soup: 6.95

BIG GREENS Chopped Cobb: 14.95 PUB25 Salad: 12.95

BURGERS

SANDWICHES & WRAPS

9 oz Pat Lafrieda chuck, brisket and short rib blend. Hand formed patty, fresh grilled Brioche roll, shredded lettuce, tomato, onion, fried pickle chip.

PUB25 Burger*: Make Your Own: 11.95 The “Juicy Lucy”*: 12.95 Smokehouse Bacon Burger: 13.95 5 Alarm Firehouse Burger: 13.95 Grilled Mushroom: 12.95 California Burger: 13.95 Reuben Loaded Burger: 15.95 Two Boroughs Burger: 19.95 Salmon Burger: 13.95 Add: American, Gruyere, Melted Gorg, Aged cheddar .75 each Add: Apple smoked bacon .95, Fried egg .95, Jalapeno .50, Avocado 1.25, Frizzled onions 1.25

SPA SELECTIONS (small portions of low calorie and gluten options)

5 oz Petite Fillet*: 14.95 (cal. 350) 5 oz Yellowfin Tuna*: 15.95 (cal 250) 6 oz Chicken Breast: 12.95 (cal 350) 5 oz Grilled Salmon: 13.95 (cal. 400)

Hosting A Home or Office Holiday Gathering?

Grilled Chicken Wrap: 11.95 Grilled Vegetable Wrap: 9.95 Philly Cheese Steak Wrap: 13.95 The Lazy Cowboy: 10.95 Corned Beef Rueben: 12.95 Cajun Swordfish BLT: 14.95 “The Pub’s” Steak Sandwich: 15.95 Chicken Fried Chicken: 13.95 All served with: Hand cut fries, beer battered rings, mashed potatoes, Salad, Roasted root vegetables, Broccoli stir-fry. Substitute sweet fries 1.50

PUB PLATES Fish n’ Fries: 16.95 Seafood Scampi: 25.95 16 oz NY Strip: 24.95 Lobster Mac N’ Cheese: 19.95

SWEET PLATES Fried Oreos “Double Stuff”: 4.95 Chocolate Lava Cake: 7.95 Fried Ice Cream: 6.95

Planning a Holiday Party? We Cater! Give us a call or stop in and go over our menu.

Choose from our extensive catering menu Each dish serves 20-30 people APPETIZERS Crispy Tuna Tacos: $80 Caprese Stack: $64 Antipasto: $70 Shrimp Cocktail Platter: $75 Poached Salmon Platter: $95 Seafood Salad in Phyllo Cups: $120 Crab Cakes: $130 Ceviche: market value Spinach Artichoke Dip: $45 Peanut Chicken Skewers: $68 Seafood Stuffed Mushrooms: $83

Stuffed Clams: $42 Texican Phyllo Cups: $44 Pinwheels: $55 Bacon Wrapped Scallops: $140 Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus: $68 Bourbon Meatballs: $80 Bruschetta: $32

ENTREES Chicken Marsala: $60 Sausage And Peppers: $60 Baked Ziti: $60 Stuffed Filet of Sole: $80

Stuffed Shrimp: $120 Eggplant Parmesan: $60 Chicken Parmesan: $60 Seafood Scampi: $120 Beef Stroganoff: $60 Lasagna: $60 Broccoli Raab And Sausage: $60 Pulled Pork Sandwiches $80

SIDES Grilled Vegetables: $15 Roasted Potatoes: $15

PUB25 Potato Salad: $15 Tortellini Salad: $15 Macaroni And Cheese: $20 Mashed Potatoes: $15

SALADS $30 All Dishes Tuscan Caesar Salad Greek Salad PUB 25 Salad Cobb Salad Asian Salad

Where Newtowners come to meet… 266 So. Main Street, Newtown • 203-270-3425 • www.pub25newtown.com


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266 So. Main Street Newtown, CT 06470

LOWEST PRICES!

(203) 270-7600



Fax: 203-270-1111

It doesn’t get any better than this!

www.corknbarrel.com Hours: Monday - Saturday 9 AM-9 PM Sunday - 10 AM- 5 PM

“Your LARGEST, LOCAL Wine & Liquor Warehouse.” Holiday Beer Special Selection* Sam Adams Utopias Special Edition Robinson's Iron Maiden Trooper River Horse Winter Freeze Founder's Breakfast Stout Southern Tier 2x Christmas Lindemans Lambic Gift Beer Pack Chimay Trappist Ale Gift Pack

Wine... Value mags

Super Value Wines

Carnivor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$11.99 Cabernet 750ml $

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$

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$

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$

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Josh Cellars . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12

Coppola Votre Sante . . . . . . 11

Duckhorn Decoy . . . . . . . . . .$16.99

Grey Goose 1.75L . . . . . . . . . .$56.99 Belvedere 1.75L . . . . . . . . . . . .$49.99 Smirnoff 1.75L all varietals . . . . .$21.99 Svedka 1.75L all varietals . . . . . . .$22.99

Chardonnay 750ml

Wine/Liquor Gift Packs* Bacardi Rum Gift Box Ketel One w/Shaker Gift Set Gran Marnier w/Drinking Globes Bailey's Irish Cream w/Glasses Johnnie Walker Black w/Coasters Glen Livet Single Malt Scotch w/Sample Bottles *prices too low to list, come visit us.

Cabernet & Merlot 1.5L

Robert Mondavi . . . . . . . . . . $16.99 Private Selection all varietals1.5L

Fine Wine

$

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Caymus Vineyard . . . . . . . . . $64.99

1975 Wine Company . . . . . 12 Sauvignon Blanc 750ml

Bogle Phantom 750ml . . . . . . . 18 Ferrari Carano . . . . . . . . . . . .$12.99 All varietals 750ml

Allegrini Palazzo . . . WA . . 90pts . . . . . .$18.99 Della Torte 750ml

Blackstone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $15.99

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Dreamin Tree Wines . . . . . . .$14.99

Hendricks 750ml . . . . . . . . . . . . $32.99 Bombay Sapphire 750ml . . . .$24.99 Tanqueray 750ml . . . . . . . . . . . . $19.99 Tanqueray Rangpur 750ml . . $22.99 Tanqueray Ten 750ml . . . . . . . $32.99

Yellow Tail . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $11.99

$

Fume Blanc 750ml

Gin

Barefoot . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $10.99 All varietals1.5L

Pinot Noir 750ml Pinot Noir 750ml

Vodka

Cavit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $11.99 All varietals1.5L

Cabernet

Belle Glos Meiomi .W.S 9. 2.pts. . . . 19

Pinot Grigio 1.5L Pinot Grigio 1.5L

Cabernet & Merlot 750ml

Louis M Martini . . . . . . . . . . . 12

Due Torre . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $12.99

WE 90pts

Worthy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$28.99 Cabernet 750ml

Cabernet 750ml

Caymus Vineyard . . . . . . . $119.99 Special Selection Cabernet 750ml

Nickel & Nickel . . . . . . . . . . . $69.99 Cabernet 750ml

Opus One 750ml . . . . . . . . . . $199.99 R Dominus Napa Valley P. 1.00.pt.s . $149.99 750ml

Cakebread . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $53.99

J Lohr

$

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Cabernet 750ml . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 $ .99 Chardonnay 750ml . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 $ .99 Pinot Noir 750ml . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. 14

Goodies Bailey's Irish Cream 750ml .$23.99 Jose Cuervo Gold 1.75L . . . .$34.99 Maker's Mark 1.75L . . . . . . . .$55.99 Willet 7yr old Bourbon . . .$52.99 Private Resrv 750ml

Grand Marnier 750ml . . . . . .$32.99 Jagermeister 1.75L . . . . . . . .$39.99

Cabernet 750ml

Chimney Rock . . . . . . . . . . . . $53.00 Cabernet 750ml

Molly Dooker . . . WS . . 95pts . . . . . . . $179.99 Velvet Glove

Whiskey Maker’s Mark 1.75L . . . . . . . . $55.99 Jack Daniels 1.75L . . . . . . . . . $43.99 Jim Beam 1.75L . . . . . . . . . . . . $28.99 Dewar’s 1.75L . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $35.99 John Jameson 1.75L . . . . . . . $49.99

Champagne & Sparkling Wine

Nicolas Wines gift basket includes 5 btls Cabernet, Chardonnay, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Sauvignon Blanc.

$

59.99

Veuve Clicquot 750ml . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$42.99 Nicolas Feuillatte Brut 750ml . . . . . . $34.99 Louis Roederer Cristal 750ml . . . . $199.99 Korbel Brut 750ml . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $12.99 Korbel Extra Dry 750ml . . . . . . . . . . . . . $12.99 Korbel Sweet Rose 750ml . . . . . . . . . . $12.99 Cooks Brut 1.5L . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $12.99 Cooks Brut 750ml . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $7.99 Freixenet Cordon Negro Brut 1.5L $18.99 Mionetto Prosecco Brut 750ml . . . . .$13.99 La Marca Prosecco 750ml . . . . . . . . . .$13.99 Cupcake Prosecco 750ml . . . . . . . . . . .$11.99

Sign up and become a VIP rewards member and start saving Prices effective thru December 31, 2013 • IN THE EVENT OF A PRICING ERROR, STATE MINIMUM BOTTLE PREVAILS. Not responsible for typographical errors.

Boxed Gift Sets, Holiday Cheer Baskets and Wine and Cheese gift baskets made to order!

Ask ab our FR out EE Local Delive ry on Hol iday Orders !


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Need Some Extra Holiday Cash? YOUR UNWANTED JEWELRY & COINS ARE WORTH MORE THAN YOU THINK

ALL NEW!

NOW BUYING: COINS

FREE Appraisals • Let our coin expert appraise your coins. One coin or your entire collection...still no charge! Silver Coins:

Gold Coins:

Cents:

Paper Money:

All US and foreign silver coins.

Any year and any condition. Foreign or US.

Half cents, large cents, wheat cents and more.

Silver certificates, gold certificates, bank notes and more.

Jewelry:

Watches:

Silverware:

Gold, silver, diamond jewelry. Broken, antique or any condition.

Rolex, Patek, Vacheron as well as no-name gold and silver watches.

Collectibles:

Bullion:

War and sports memorabilia, trains, antique toys, artwork, historical documents.

Silver, gold, platinum bars and rounds.

Sterling silver flatware, candelabras, tea sets.

DO NOT CLEAN YOUR COINS...

IT WILL DECREASE THEIR VALUE

www.ctgoldandsilver.com Owned by Local Residents • Friendly Relaxed Atmosphere HIGHEST PRICES • IMMEDIATE PAYMENT

Here are just some of the things that we buy:

NOW 4

Convenient Gold • Silver • Platinum • Antique Jewelry Locations

Does not apply to coin or bullion. With this coupon only. Cannot be combined. Expires 12/31/13..

Modern Jewelry • Broken Jewelry Dental Gold • Diamonds • Watches Silverware • Sterling Flatware Silver Coins

BBB Rating: A

WE NOW DO WHOLE HOUSE ESTATES, ANTIQUES AND ESTATE JEWELRY

441 Danbury Road

115 Main Street, Rt 25

23 Danbury Road

(Directly across from New Milford High School)

(Crescent Village)

(Route 7 Across from Boston Market)

New Milford • 860-355-0191 Monroe • 203-261-1115

Wilton • 203-210-7465

1130 E. Putnam Avenue Greenwich 203-990-0555 NEWES LOCATIOT N


The Newtown Bee - November 22, 2013

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Koenig

FrameWorks Picture Framing and Art Gallery

Holiday 20 50% Sale %

to

20% off Custom Framing • 25% off Ready-Made Frames 50% off Framed Artwork* *Excludes consigned art and “Small Works”

"Better Over There" by Anita Gregorski

"Dream 2" by Anne Lloyd

"Rose in Sepia" by Judith Secco

“Small Works” Inside The Box ~ Great for Holiday Gifts ~

On Exhibit through December 24th We are a dealer of the renowned photorealist artist, Edward Gordon Specialties include art framing, mirrors, shadow boxes, photography framing. Complete Conservation Framing Available. HOURS: MONDAY-SATURDAY 10-5 EXTENDED HOLIDAY HOURS Edward Gordon “Memorial Day”

97 South Main Street (Route 25) Newtown (203) 270-1887

www.koenigframeworks.com


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WOW! Did you get... A new dress? Lose weight? A haircut?

No... I went to Newtown MediSpa

be YOUthful


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Wishing you & your family a wonderful Holiday Season!

Join us for our ONE-DAY ONLY “Black Wednesday”

GIFT CARD SALE! Wednesday, November 27, 2013 from 8am to 3pm at 123 S. Main Street, Suite 115, Newtown

Receive up to 65% off Gift Cards for the Holiday Season. First 10 customers get $100 GC for $35! Next 15 customers get $100 GC for $60 The following 25 customers get $100 GC for $70

After the above specials are gone, the following gift card offers will be available:

$100 GC for $85 $250 GC for $220 Limits and restrictions apply

Black Friday Madness Friday, November 29, 2013 from 10am to 5pm STOCK UP and SAVE on your favorite SkinMedica products from the comfort of your home! Email us your order at info@newtownmedispa.com and you'll SAVE BIG!

Order between: 10am-11am and SAVE 35% off your entire order 11am-1pm and SAVE 30% off your entire order 1pm-3pm and SAVE 25% off your entire order 3pm-5pm and SAVE 20% off your entire order

ORDER ONLINE 10am - 5pm up to 35% savings THE EARLIER THE BETTER!

Visit our website and facebook page for a list of SkinMedica products and how to take advantage of this AMAZING sale! Purchase over $350 worth of SkinMedica product and get a FREE Vitalize Peel - a $145 value. Some restrictions may apply, This is an email only promotion for SkinMedica products only. NMS is closed on 11/29/13.

FREE CONSULTATIONS!

203304-9725 newtownmedispa.com


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Tidings of Comfort and Joy from

Newtown Florist

Unique Gifts • Local Artisans • Fascia’s Chocolates

Newtown Florist

111 S. Main St., Newtown 203-426-1776 • newtownflorist.com


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Rushing around with holiday shopping? Hurrying home to decorate the tree? We’re right off the highway… -OUT TAKE or -I N DINE

PAPA AL’S PIZZA • PASTA • SUBS

Authentic New York Style Pizza Appetizers, Soups, Salads, Burgers, Hot and Cold Subs, Focaccia Sandwiches, Wraps and Panini, Pasta Dishes Kid’s Menu • Lunch and Dinner Open 7 Days • NOW Open Sundays

203-426-2323

For Busy Santas!

Catering

papaalsnewtown.com

23 Barnabas Road, Newtown, CT 06470 • Located off Exit 9, I-84 in Hawleyville Center Delivery With: vroomservicenow.com or call 203-270-FOOD (3663)

The Holidays Are Coming to Hawleyville Wine and Liquor! We have everything you need for your Holiday Parties and the Perfect Gift

203-426-0104 Permitee: Carlos Goncalves

Case Discounts Available! Free Local Delivery

23 Barnabas Rd, Newtown, CT I-84 West/East Exit 9

Wishing Everyone “Happy Holidays” You’ll find us in the Hawleyville Plaza, 23 Barnabas Rd, Newtown Next to the Hawleyville Post Office, off Exit 9, Rt I-84


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EVERYTING NEWTOWN

61 Church Hill Rd., Newtown (We’re just minutes from your home)

e r e G t i n s ’ g n f o r s o a m e S Newtown Hardware & Everything Newtown

Thank you for your support and for shopping locally! Everything Everything

NEWTOWN HARDWARE

Ma M orrk eet

Newtown Newtown G if t s , A p

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Your One Stop Gift Shop! Mike Sorrentino, Owner

Visit Our NEW Holiday Room!

“Our First Priority is You, Our Customer!”

203.270.7130

203.426.4076

Mon. - Fri. 10 - 6, Sat. 10 - 5, Sun. 11 - 3

GIFT CARDS AVAILABLE

Mon.-Fri. 8-6, Sat. 8-5 • Sun. 9-3


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GIFT C ARDS AVAIL ABLE!

The Traditional $ Christmas Book The Elf on the Shelf Is on OUR SHELF!

29 .99

An Elf’s Story Elf Movie Release DVD’S ON SALE NOW! Elf Skirts & Accessories too! • Girls & Boys Activity Sets • Chippey's Great Adventure Book • Activity Books

ry the FULL Line r a C of We

BLACK FRIDAY, Nov. 29th

25% OFF ALL MELISSA & DOUG

Clip N Save

BLACK FRIDAY SPECIAL!!! $ The Best Quality Brands for Less

67 Newtown Road, Danbury

Facebook.com/OnceUponaChild.Danbury • 203-791-2393

10 OFF

ANY PURCHASE of $30 or MORE!

With this coupon, may not be combined with any other offer. 11/29/13 Only

67 Newtown Road, Danbury (Berkshire Shopping Center Next to WalMart) BUYING HOURS M-F 9:30-6 Sat 9:30-7 Sun 11-5

203-791-2393 Facebook.com/OnceUponaChild.Danbury

STORE HOURS M-F 9:30-8 Sat 9:30-7 Sun 11-6

Accepting Items 7 Days A Week Toys • Equipment • Clothing (sizes 0M-16Y) • Shoes • Books • And More!


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Chamilia Special

Santa Only GoesBuy to2 Beads TheGet 1 FREE Saturday, November 3 in Connecticut! Best Gift Store rd

Sunday, November 4th

You Can Too!

Bring this ad to the Open House for 25% off any one item! (Special orders excluded)

• Alex and Ani, Vera Bradley & Chamilia • Holiday gifts and decorations • Samples of gourmet items • Door prizes and more...

203-264-7333 41 Oak Tree Rd Chamilia Special Southbury Buy 2newburyplace.com Beads Get 1 FREE

Saturday, November 3rd Sunday, November 4th Bring this ad to the Open House for 25% off any one item! (Special orders excluded)

• Alex and Ani, Vera Bradley & Chamilia • Holiday gifts and decorations

Chamilia Special Buy 2 Beads Get 1 FREE

Saturday, November 3rd Sunday, November 4th Alex and Ani • Chamilia • Holiday Gifts and Decorations John Medeiros • Mariposa Stonewall Kitchen • Local Handmade Gifts Bring this ad to the Open•House

for 25% off any one item! (Special orders excluded)

Lenny & Eva Trunk Show

• AlexNovember and Ani, Vera Bradley & Chamilia Saturday & Sunday, 23rd & 24th • Holiday gifts and decorations

Buy $75 of Lenny &•Eva and get a FREE Suede Wrap! Samples of gourmet items • Door prizes and more...

Hours: Tuesday - Saturday 9:30-5:30 • Sunday 11-4

Like us on Facebook!

203-264-7333 41 Oak Tree Road, Southbury 41 Oak Tree Rd 203-264-7333 ‘13 Selected Best Southbury Gift Store in newburyplace.com Connecticut newburyplace.com


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Unique artisan jewelry for everyone on your list We can create custom, one-of-a-kind pieces for a special someone

Or, come in and create your own beautiful designs, including holiday ornaments! Open 10-5:30 Tuesday through Saturday 274 South Main Street, Newtown

203-304-9264

www.abeadofroses.com Beading supplies, jewelry design classes, birthday parties Now offering home jewelry parties on our finished designs – book yours now for holiday delivery!


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The winter winds have brought in the season of merriment and celebrations with family and friends. Brighten your holiday season with festive garlands, inviting wreaths and delightful tree decorations from Shakespeare’s garden. Warmest Holiday Wishes,

The Staff of Shakespeare’s Garden

Home Decorating Services Available * Christmas Trees * Unique Gifts * Ornaments * Kissing Balls * Handmade Tabletop Arrangements * Wreaths * Garlands * Cemetery Planters * Poinsettias, Christmas Cactus, Amaryllis Bulbs & Other Plants of the Season a unique flower farm located at the historic Burr Farm

203.775.2214 25 Obtuse Road South, Brookfield, CT Open 7 Days/Week ~ Monday - Saturday: 8 am-5 pm • Sunday: 9am-5pm


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THIS WILL GO DOWN ON

YOUR PERMANENT

RECORD.


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Early - Byrd’s

Holiday Specials FLOCK TO OUR NEW LOCATION

Your local independent bookstore

10-6 Tues-Sat • 12-4 Sun

126 Greenwood Ave

Bethel

(To the left of Verizon) Lots of parking behind English Apothecary

203.730.2973(BYRD)

As an Independent Book Store, Byrd’s Books will be hosting authors throughout the Holiday Season. Starting Nov 30, Small Business Saturday, Byrd’s Books welcomes New York Times best-selling author Mark Slouka.

D.A.W.S. will also be on hand to wrap customer’s purchases *

*

Best Sellers • Children’s Books * Bethel, Newtown & CT Authors Check the Events Schedule

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Taking The Perfect Family Holiday Portrait If your family’s seasonal traditions include taking a holiday portrait, you probably have a stack of photos that all pretty much look the same. Rather than adding another stilted family photo to the pile this year, consider breaking out of the mold with a candid portrait instead. Think for a moment about one of your favorite photos. Is it the one where everyone is posed, sitting properly with a perfect smile, all eyes on the camera? Or is it the one where you caught an unexpected laugh? Candid photography is how you can really capture the personality and spirit of your subjects, say the experts. George Lange, author of the new book The Unforgettable Photograph: 228 Ideas, Tips, and Secrets for Taking the Best Pictures of Your Life, says the secret to great photography is shooting what a moment feels like, rather than what it looks like. He is offering all family photographers — whether they are using a point-and-shoot, a top-end manual camera, or smartphone — tips for capturing their loved ones in special and unique ways. *Be In The Moment: Fight the nostalgic impulse to take a picture designed to memorialize the moment for future generations. Instead, be in the moment, shoot in the moment. *Encourage inspiration by gathering your family in a place where everyday moments occur, such as the backyard or porch. *Ditch The Zoom: Move your feet, bend

Use props out of context to take more interesting holiday portraits of loved ones. —courtesy George Lange

your knees, get your pants dirty. Get low. Climb above. Get down to the eye-level of the subject. Don’t zoom the lens unless it’s completely necessary; push your camera right into things. *See The Light: Light is the photographer’s palette and toolbox, a kind of visual thesaurus that offers a thousand ways to portray the same scene or subject. Learn to play with it. *Feel The Rhythm. There’s a natural rhythm to life. Outside the studio, every scene has its own rhythm, every place its beat. Listen for that. If you’re in sync and just a little bit lucky, the shutter will open at just the right beat. *Keep Shooting. “Often I see people spending more time examining the shots they’ve just taken on their camera screen than taking more pictures. This is not productive,” says Mr Lange. “You can’t predict when you’ll get a good shot in a sequence, and you certainly can’t see it on a tiny screen. Just keep shooting. No harm asking most subjects for a do-over — and another. For kids it’s a game.” *Use Objects Out Of Context: Props often make portrait-taking easier by giving subjects something to relate to and play with, distracting them from the camera. Props taken out of context — a dining chair on a lawn, even in a snowstorm — immediately add interest and fun. Additional photography tips are available at www.unforgettablephotograph.com. By rethinking the way you shoot your family’s holiday portrait, you can add depth and emotion to your family photo album this year. —StatePoint

Holiday Meals: When To Save, Where To Splurge BY MICHELE KAYAL ASSOCIATED PRESS Holiday meals are generally a sanctioned indulgence, but that doesn’t mean the meals have to break the bank. Strategic splurging can keep your budget — and your time — under control. “The elements of holiday meals in general are relatively inexpensive,’’ says Melissa D’Arabian, cookbook author and host of the FoodNetwork.com web series The Picky Eaters Project. Items like potatoes, bread for stuffing, and even the turkey are pennies per pound. “But even inexpensive things can become expensive if you’re making it for a lot of people and if you don’t shop well,” she said. Knowing which items to go big on depends on your menu, your skills,, and your family and friends. “The trick to this is know your audience,’’ says Rick Rodgers, author of numerous Thanksgiving cookbooks, including Thanksgiving 101. “If you have foodie friends who really enjoy discussing a meal, then maybe you do want the $100 organic turkey. It’s the same thing with the wine. If people are going to notice that you have a $50 pinot noir, go for it. But if they are average Joes, then cook for them, not for you.’’ Here’s a little more guidance from the experts. Turkey. Splurge on preparation, save on the bird. Many people have ethical and environmental reasons for buying a heritage, free range, or other high-end bird. But if your only consideration is taste, many experts say even the frozen supermarket bird will suffice if you

brine it and brown it. “The ecologist in me says buy a heritage breed turkey,” says Sarah Copeland, food director for Real Simple magazine. “But if you treat your turkey right, even a Butterball can be delicious.’’ Stuffing. Splurge on the produce, save on the bread. Stuffing was meant to be cheap. Its job is simply to soak up all the lovely juices from your bird. An ordinary loaf of white bread or baguette will do this just fine — Mr Rodgers even likes the prepackaged bread cubes — but load up on fresh herbs, crisp celery, and flavorful extras like excellent mushrooms. “If you can get higher-end mushrooms, that’s going to elevate your stuffing into something really special,’’ says Ms D’Arabian. A bit of minced shallot will add sweetness and depth. “Having high-end stuffing versus runof-the-mill is worth a few extra bucks. In a lot of people’s hearts, the stuffing is the star of the show, so that’s a good place to splurge,’’ she said. Mashed Potatoes. Splurge on the cream, save on the spuds. Starchy russets are your best bet for everyone’s favorite side because they soak up whatever flavors you throw at them. The 10-pound bag at Costco will do the job just as well as farmers market potatoes at four times the price. But using heavy cream instead of milk will make those potatoes silky and rich. “There’s nothing like heavy cream in mashed potatoes, and it’s such an indulgence,’’ Ms D’Arabian says. Leftover cream can be whipped for dessert. Another splurge? A little fleur de sel or

other crunchy finishing salt for the top. Sweet Potatoes. Splurge on fresh potatoes, save on the marshmallows. When it comes to sweet potatoes, skip the can. Fresh sweet potatoes are inexpensive, come in beautiful, mealenhancing colors like orange, yellow, and purple, and require little effort to cook. They can be roasted simply in the skins and topped with butter and herbs, or they can be candied, scalloped, or turned into a soufflé. Where to save? “Save money on the marshmallows,’’ says Mary Risley, director of Tante Marie’s Cooking School in San Francisco “They’re not food.’’ Green Bean Casserole. Just don’t. It’s a recipe that started on the back of a can, and many food folks say that’s where it should stay. “I get that it takes a green bean casserole to scratch the green bean casserole itch,’’ Ms D’Arabian says. “Any attempt to elevate the green bean casserole does not scratch the itch. Do not elevate. Go with your classic recipe.’’

If it’s not an itch your family has, upscale your green vegetable by sautéing fresh, shaved Brussels sprouts in excellent bacon. Pie. Splurge on the crust (and the cream), save on the filling. When it comes to pie crust, go allbutter or go home. And don’t even bother with premade crust or dough. “There are very few premade crusts on the market that taste and feel as good as a real butter crust,’’ says Ms Copeland. The filling is a different story. Why bother roasting and breaking down a fresh pumpkin when canned pumpkin consistently delivers great texture and flavor? “Canned pumpkin is a wonderful invention,’’ she says. As with the crust, premade toppings don’t even come close to the real thing — which requires almost no effort to make. “It’s amazing how a simple thing like homemade whipped cream as opposed to a defrosted whipped topping can elevate a dessert,’’ Mr Rodgers says.

Macy’s Breaks With Tradition With Artificial Tree ATLANTA (AP) — Macy’s is opting to use an artificial Christmas tree for its Lenox Square Mall store in Atlanta this holiday season. WXIA-TV reports that this year marks the first time it will use an artificial tree instead of a real one for its annual “great tree.’’ Macy’s said in a statement on November 5 that it would begin using an artificial tree to be consistent with its “commit-

ment to sustainable business practices.’’ The new tree stands about 56 feet tall and will be decorated by 45,000 white and multicolor sparkling LED twinkle lights. In the past, the store selected its trees from somewhere in Georgia. In 2011, a 60-foot tree snapped and had to be replaced with another one. The store said drought conditions that year made it difficult to find a healthy tree.


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Three Easy Holiday Shopping Strategies To Keep Wallets Full And Spirits Bright Thanksgiving comes late this year, which means a shorter-than-usual holiday shopping season. If you’re not the type to buy gifts throughout the year, getting an early start on holiday shopping can help ensure you have enough time to find gifts for everyone on your list — and perhaps, most importantly, save money. Here are three things to do now to save money and time this holiday season: *Create a list (and budget) for everyone on your list. Greet the holiday season with cheer by keeping an organized list of names of everyone you need to shop for and an estimated budget for each. From family and friends to hair stylists and teachers, more names will likely appear on your list than you originally planned. Holiday shopping can be overwhelming, but if you approach it with an organized plan, you’re likely to avoid overspending and can better stick to your budget. Gift cards are a great option, since they are the top gift people want to give and receive according to a recent shopping survey from Discover. Savvy Shopping Tip: Look into your credit card rewards programs to see if you

can cash in your accumulated rewards for gift cards, some of which are offered at a discount. Redeeming rewards for store gift cards is one of the easiest and most valuable ways to save cash, which means you won’t need to reach as deep into your pockets this season. *Do your research on sales and promotions. From gifts to groceries, holiday shopping includes a wide range of items, so it’s important to try to find the best prices on everything. According to the survey, Americans are most influenced by sales and promotions when it comes to their holiday spending plans. In fact, 70 percent of consumers are planning to take advantage of Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals. Whether brave enough to face the crowds on Black Friday or prefer the convenience of Cyber Monday, shopping these big sales is a great way to stick to a budget and make a large dent in a holiday shopping list. Doing homework before making holiday purchases can also help save even more. Price monitoring sites, like PriceGrabber, can compare and contrast prices for more

than one million items, including electronics, appliances, and clothing, and can be accessed right from a mobile device. If shopping online, credit cards may offer extra rewards on online purchases this season that will also help save money on holiday gifts. Savvy Shopping Tip: Mark calendars with the dates of big sales and keep coupons in your wallet to be used at a moment’s notice. If shopping online, do a quick search for coupon codes that provide extra discounts, as well as free shipping or gift wrap. *Use credit card benefits and rewards to save extra cash. Whether shopping instore or online, credit cards can enhance savings and provide added value to a shopping experience. Many credit card companies provide rebates, rewards, and discounts on holiday essentials at no added cost. Once the hustle and bustle of the season is over, you might find an item you want to return, but what happens if your purchase is no longer eligible? You won’t have to write it off as a loss if the purchase was made with a credit card that offers a return

guarantee. Discover cardmembers, for instance, can return a qualifying item purchased with a Discover card within 90 days for a full refund up to $500 when the store will not accept it. These complimentary benefits can keep you feeling merry this holiday season. Cardmembers can spread more cheer to their wallets by shopping online this season. Through December, they can sign up to earn a five percent Cashback Bonus — up to a cool $75 — simply by shopping online with a Discover card for things like apparel, electronics, toys, gifts, and more. Savvy Shopping Tip: Use a credit card that provides added security and purchase protection including warranties and return guarantees that will help you save in the long run. Taking a little extra time to shop smart and plan ahead will help you save and stay organized while shopping for holiday gifts and essentials. You may be surprised by how many resources are available to help stretch your budget further this holiday season. —BrandPoint

Dish Up The Love This Holiday Season With Time-Honored Recipes A big part of what makes holiday moments so special are traditional recipes and the memories they evoke, favorite dishes that have passed from generation to generation or friend to friend that are always requested at this time of year. The heart of the holiday season centers around the is not the one hosting the meal, and when that happens, Bacon, Brussels Sprout & Goat Cheese Pie bonds created during celebrations and traditions: Pyrex Bakeware can help. Not only can you prep and Pie crust ingredients: Thanksgiving dinner, cookie exchanges, Christmas and bake in Pyrex but it is great for storing and taking on the 2 sticks (1 cup) cold unsalted butter, cubed Hanukkah parties, and more. These special moments go. 2 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for rolling are often created in and around the kitchen. 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Tips To Host A Memorable Holiday Feast Want to be the host with the most this holiday season? Holiday entertaining can be particularly tricky, as everything has to be just right. But you don’t have to let it stress you out, say experts. “From setting the table, to creating a scrumptious dessert station, you can better impress your guests if you are prepared,” says Jessica Joyce, spokeswoman for Bed Bath & Beyond. As you make your plans, consider these helpful tips from Ms Joyce for putting together the perfect holiday meal and creating an inviting atmosphere all season long: Remove the Guesswork: The key to reducing stress around holiday entertaining is to plan. Start putting together a guest list and menu ahead of time. Determine the hors d’oeuvres, drinks, main course, side dishes, coffee bar, and desserts. Turkey Talk: Once the menu is selected, make sure you have the right kitchenware to prepare the meal — especially the turkey. Turkey essentials include a roasting pan, meat thermometer, and gravy separator.

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right glassware for serving cocktails when guests first arrive. Have a water and wine glass on the table for each guest to use during the meal. Presentation: Consider how you would like to present your meal to your guests. Whether it is a sit-down dinner or buffet style, your food will be the main focus. A triple slow cooker is great for a buffet. It will let you cook, keep your food warm, and allow your guests to help themselves all at once. Create A Tablescape: You can make a great impression before your guests even sit down to eat by crafting a beautiful setting. Create ambience by adorning the holiday dinner table and buffet area with seasonally inspired décor and infusing pops of color with the tablecloth, metallic chargers, napkins and fresh flowers. Mood Lighting: For a finishing touch, set the mood with candles by using a mix of tea lights and candlesticks on the table at varying heights. With some special touches to your menu and décor, you can make this holiday a memorable one. —StatePoint

Recycled Christmas Trees Become Mulch, Dunes, Habitats BY BETH J. HARPAZ ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK — It’s one of America’s great recycling success stories: Every year, hundreds of thousands of discarded Christmas trees are collected and reused. Many are picked up curbside by local garbage collection services and turned into mulch. But there are other second acts for Christmas trees, too: they are placed on beaches to shore up dunes and sunk in lakes as fish habitats. They’ve even been milled into lumber for use in building homes. How many of the 25 million to 30 million fresh Christmas trees sold each year are recycled is difficult to measure because most recycling programs “are implemented on such a local level,’’ said National Christmas Tree Association spokesman Rick Dungey. The good news, though, is that tree recycling efforts are now “ubiquitous’’ and recycling your tree is “easier than ever,” says Mr Dungey. This will be the 27th year for Christmas tree recycling in San Francisco, where nearly 600 tons of trees are fed into a giant wood-chipper outside City Hall each year and turned to mulch. New York City’s Department of Sanitation collects about 150,000 trees each year and mulches them in a joint program with the Parks Department. The mulch is used in parks, playing fields, and community gardens. Residents lucky enough to have their own urban backyards can take home a bag at Mulchfest events held around the city. New York’s Rockefeller Center is famous for its towering Christmas tree, and for the seventh year in a row, this season’s tree will be donated to Habitat for Humanity. The tradition began when the 2007 Rockefeller Center tree went to build a home in Pascagoula, Miss., for a survivor of Hurricane Katrina. Lumber from the milled Rock Center tree is marked so that the families know its origin. In some years, families that have benefited from the construction have attended the tree-lighting event in Manhattan. In Jefferson Parish, a suburb of New Orleans, Christmas trees help prevent marshland erosion. The trees are placed in

wooden cribs, in shallow water parallel to the shore, where they absorb the impact of waves. “It protects the shoreline,” explained Jason Smith, spokesman for the Jefferson Parish Department of Environmental Affairs. “The area behind it is calm, where vegetation can grow.’’ The trees decompose and must be replaced yearly. The program uses between 10,000 and 30,000 trees a year, and has been in existence since the winter of 199091. Shawnee Mission Park Lake in Shawnee, Kan., is also a final resting place for recycled Christmas trees. About 100 to 150 trees are sunk each year with concrete blocks to provide fish habitat. Many beaches also use recycled Christmas trees to protect against erosion. Strategically placed, the trees catch sand and are eventually covered by it, becoming part of the dune system. A number of beaches at the New Jersey shore were built up using Christmas trees after last year’s Superstorm Sandy. Beaches at the Rockaways, in New York City, which were also devastated by Sandy, benefited from a Christmas tree project as well. The Rockaways effort was sponsored by a California wine company, Barefoot Wine & Bubbly, an E. & J. Gallo Winery brand. Barefoot Wine has been working with the Surfrider Foundation, which promotes ocean protection, on beach cleanups and restorations for seven years. But the Rockaways program was Barefoot’s first using recycled trees. Those who prefer artificial Christmas trees usually don’t throw them out after one year. But when the time comes, there’s even a program to recycle them. Polygroup, one of Walmart’s largest suppliers of artificial Christmas trees, sends them — including lights and electric cords — to a recycling center in China where they are shredded and broken down for reuse in other products. The bad news: Consumers must pack and ship the trees back to Polygroup themselves. The good news: You can send in any brand of tree, and you need only ship to Polygroup’s Indiana offices, not to China.


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Space-Making Ideas Create Room For Holiday Entertaining Every holiday party is as individual as the hosts and interesting as the guests. Yet whether planning a sophisticated dinner party or an afternoon buffet, all parties do have one thing in common: the need for entertaining space. What did you do last year to make room for your holiday party? Move some furniture into the garage, pile coats in the spare bedroom, and use the coffee table for dessert service? This may be your year to find a better way to maximize your entertaining space. To ensure holiday guests don’t spend the party dodging furniture or looking for a place to sit, several days before the festivities, start planning how to open up space. Start with the entryway. Guests should get a sense of welcome and festive atmosphere from the moment they arrive. Thoroughly sweep the front walk, doorstep, and the siding around the door. Make sure any outdoor decorations are out of the way, leaving a clear path into the house. If the foyer is big enough, consider adding a standing coat rack so that guests don’t have to hunt for their coats when it is time to go home. If the entryway is snug, don’t sacrifice space to add holiday decorations. Stick with decor that can go on the walls, such as garlands, wreaths, or lights. Living and family rooms are often main entertaining areas for holiday parties. Because so much of daily life goes on in these rooms, it is not uncommon for clutter to accumulate. In preparation for a party, remove clutter and unneeded furniture. If the sofa and chairs usually sit away from the wall, push them back to make more space in the center of the room. Once there is ample open space, use a combination of existing seating and some added chairs to create multiple, smaller seating groups. Getting electronic components out of the way can also help create space.

Holiday party prep is a perfect inspiration to finally get a flat screen TV up off that big, clunky stand and onto the wall. Wall-mounting a TV not only opens up floor space, it helps ensure everyone can see the screen if it will be used to show holiday films, and enhances safety by reducing the chance someone will bump into the TV and tip it over. Sturdy wall mounts make it easy to hang a flat screen on the wall. Fullmotion mounts can be assembled without tools and offer side-to-side sliding to perfectly position the TV. Some mounts also come with a tool that helps locate wall studs and check that the TV is level. Kitchens are also a popular area for entertaining. Remember, people will congregate wherever there is food, so it is important to maximize kitchen space — and to distribute food stations throughout the rooms where guests will be. Remove kitchen clutter, such as small appliances like a toaster or standing mixer, which probably won’t be needed during the party, from countertops to make room for food displays. Finally, don’t overlook the value of decorative touches that can make a room feel larger. If entertaining during the day, be sure to open all curtains and blinds to admit natural light that will make the room feel brighter and bigger. For evenings, adding a few strategically placed mirrors to walls can help make a room appear larger — and they give a delightful effect when they reflect twinkling holiday lights. While candles are a holiday favorite, if they take up valuable entertaining space on table tops, forego them for the party. For that matter, feel free to skip the centerpiece if it takes up too much room. Better yet, create an edible centerpiece, such as a display of holiday chocolates or fruit, that acts as both decor and dish. —BrandPoint

More Americans Plan And Budget Around The Holidays Planning and budgeting are important all year long, but focusing on one’s finances becomes even more of a priority around the holidays. For a majority of Americans, holiday preparation — both financial and personal — is vital, according to the 2013 Measuring Optimism, Outlook and Direction (MOOD) of America study, conducted by Lincoln Financial Group. In fact, almost nine out of ten respondents say they always budget for holiday presents for loved ones each year. Nearly as many — 85 percent — say they are willing to go above and beyond planning to travel to see family for the holidays or to host a holiday get-together at home. But does that behavior last all year? “Our data shows that optimism, a ‘take charge’ attitude, and financial preparation are essential drivers that help Americans achieve meaningful goals during the holidays,” says Kristen Phillips, head of marketing and strategy for insurance and retirement solutions at Lincoln Financial Group. “While there’s a spike in personal and financial empowerment this

time of year, these same behaviors can carry over all year long with the right attitude. That mindset doesn’t end when we pack up our holiday decorations.” Lincoln Financial’s poll also shows that, more broadly, being empowered and living life with a proactive attitude is driven by everyday behaviors. This is true regardless of someone’s race, age, or socioeconomic status. Here are some specific behaviors that help Americans achieve their financial goals around the holidays that can be put into practice all year: Plan. It’s hard to save without having clear objectives in mind. Prepping for the holidays is a great example of identifying your goals. Now do it for the rest of the year. Perhaps it’s retirement savings, a down payment on a house ,or college tuition for your kids. Be positive. Optimism goes hand in hand with financial preparedness and a “take charge” attitude. Focus on things that make you happy — such as spending time with family and friends — after the

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Black Friday Mega Sale Up to 80% off our entire inventory Friday November 29th Doors Open at 8:00 am The first 7 customers through our door receive a $25.00 gift certificate for Black Friday only Be here from 8am to 9am and have a chance to win a free guitar with any purchase.

MEGA SALE Ritter gig bags only $25.00 Buy 2 packs of strings get one free t shirts only $5.00 supplies limited 50% off all effect pedals Buy one lesson get one free and much more!!

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The Newtown Bee - November 22, 2013

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Nutty Twists On Traditional Holiday Recipes With the holidays fast approaching, it’s time to enjoy some of the season’s tastiest foods. Small twists can turn a traditional dish into a holiday classic. The good news is it’s simple to add a fresh twist to holiday favorites with easy additions like nuts. Chef Alex Guarnaschelli, an Iron Chef and expert on Food Network, says nuts are one of the most versatile ingredients to use when reinventing dishes. Here are her top five tips for cooking with nuts: 1. Cranberry sauce with a tiny grate of orange zest and a handful of toasted almonds stirred in at the last minute puts a simple but tasty twist on a staple Thanksgiving side dish. 2. Want rich, thick gravy with no lumps? Thicken gravy with ground nuts instead of flour. Simply separate a little of the gravy in a bowl and blend with ground walnuts until smooth. Then just whisk it back in the pot with the remaining gravy. 3. Spruce up holiday side dishes by stirring in some toasted pecans or almonds. Top gratins with a thin layer or stir a handful into sautéed or braised vegetables. The nuts bring out the earthy flavors of vegetables, adding richness without making dishes too heavy. 4. Stir together melted semi-sweet chocolate and a handful of chopped pecans or wal-

Sweet potatoes shine when combined with something sweet. Chef Alex Guarnaschelli uses pecans with sweet potatoes to create a flavor reminiscent of a cinnamon-infused pecan coffee cake.

nuts. Add a pinch of cinnamon and roll into bite-size candies. It’s an easy way to have something different than a pie or cookies for the holidays. Plus it’s gluten free. 5. Make nuts part of any season by toasting them in a little warm olive oil over medium heat. When the nuts are toasted and coated in the oil, stir in any fresh herb (for example, rosemary for winter or basil for summer) and allow the herbs to gently crisp up and meld with the nuts. Serve as is with a pinch of salt. These five tips can help you transform traditional holiday fare into instant classics. To “wow” guests, try this tasty recipe from Chef Guarnaschelli at your next gathering: Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes With Pecans Sweet potatoes are at their best when combined with something sweet. This recipe blends flavors reminiscent of a cinnamon-infused pecan coffee cake topping and pairs them with sweet potatoes for a change from the more traditional marshmallow topped casserole. Plus, it’s perfect for busy cooks because the potatoes can be microwaved in just 15 minutes. Prep Time: 25 minutes Cook Time: 15 minutes Yield: 8 servings 4 large sweet potatoes, about 3 pounds 1/2 cup melted unsalted butter, divided 1 teaspoon orange zest, packed 3/4 teaspoon salt, divided 3/4 cup pecan halves, coarsely chopped 1/2 cup all-purpose flour 1/4 cup granulated sugar 1/4 cup dark brown sugar 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt Preheat oven to 375 F. Pierce sweet potatoes all over with a fork. Microwave on high for 15 minutes or until completely cooked through. Let rest 5 minutes or until cool enough to handle. Meanwhile, combine the pecans, flour, sugars, cinnamon and 1/4 teaspoon salt for the topping. Stir to blend. Mix in 1/4 cup butter. The topping should form sandy clumps. Refrigerate. Split the potatoes in half lengthwise and scoop out some of the flesh inside. Arrange the sweet potato halves on a baking sheet. In a medium bowl, combine the sweet potato flesh with the remaining 1/4 cup butter, orange zest and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Spoon the filling back into each potato half and top with the topping on a baking tray. Place the tray in the center of the oven and bake until the topping browns, 15 to 20 minutes. —BrandPoint

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The Newtown Bee - November 22, 2013

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Holiday DIRECTORY OF ADVERTISERS ART SUPPLIES

JEWELRY/GIFTS

Koenig Art Emporium . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .56 Koenig Frameworks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11

A Bead Of Roses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20 Dawn’s Vintage Jewelry . . . . . . . . . . . . . .54 Down On Main Street . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28 Gayle O’Neill . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 Gift Cottage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .48 Krutolow Jewelers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45 Newbury Place . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19 Quality Gem . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22 The Toy Tree . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .37

AUTOMOTIVE/MARINE

Jensen Tire, Auto & Marine . . . . . . . . . . .43 BARBER

Hero Salon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 BOOKSTORE/GIFTS

Byrd’s Books . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23

KARATE/FITNESS

Extreme Fitness Martial Arts . . . . . . . . . .15 BUY & SELL GOLD, ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES

MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS & INSTRUCTION

CT Gold & Silver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10

Creative Music . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26-27 Route 7 Music . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .55

CHILD CARE/SCHOOL

The Learning Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3

FLORISTS/GIFTS

Newtown Florist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14 CHILDREN’S CLOTHING/GIFTS

Once Upon A Child . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18 CHOCOLATES

FURNITURE

Weathered Way . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .52 Wood Bin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40

Gift Cottage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .48 Krutolow Jewelers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45

Hollandia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33 Shakespeare’s Garden . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21 Wild Birds Unlimited . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25

CUTLERY/KITCHEN PRODUCTS

Black Swan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24 Everything Newtown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17 Queen Street Gifts & Treats . . . . . . . . . . .41 HAIR SALON/SPA

Avance Esthetiques . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 Newtown Medispa . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12-13 Ricci’s Salon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 Spa Naturelle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .49

SPECIALTY FOOD

GIFTS

Ergo Chef . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .51 FACIALS/MASSAGES/SPA

Papa Al’s . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16 Pub 25 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8 UK Gourmet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .39

COMMUNITY EVENTS

S.H.O.P. Sandy Hook Tree Lighting . .30-31 Newtown Youth & Family Services . . . . . .60

Art & Frame of Danbury . . . . . . . . . . . . .32 Koenig Art Emporium . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .56 Koenig Frameworks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11 RESTAURANTS

GARDEN/GIFTS CLOCKS & WATCHES

PICTURE FRAMING

Marsha Scott’s . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50 Ricci’s Salon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 Thomas E. Salon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .59 HARDWARE/GIFTS

Newtown Hardware . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17

SPORTS

Golf Quest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .53 SPORTS SHOES & APPAREL

New Balance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38 TOYS/BICYCLES

Geppetto’s . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 The Toy Tree . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .37 Toy Journey . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6

FITNESS

Catalyst Health & Fitness . . . . . . . . . .34-35 Club Newfit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .46-47 Newtown Youth Academy . . . . . . . . . . . .29

HEARTH/HOME

Berkshire Hearth & Home . . . . . . . . . . . .42 Black Swan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24

WINE/LIQUOR

Cork ‘N’ Barrel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9 Hawleyville Wine And Liquors . . . . . . . . .16

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The Newtown Bee - November 22, 2013

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Rejuvenate Your Hair For The Holiday Season Creative color personalized to fit you and your lifestyle. Foiling done dimensionally with multicolors for a more natural and softer look on all lengths of hair. Perming on all hair types and lengths, short to long with all finishes. Wavy cuts, spiral curls and bouncy curls. Cutting done person by person, individually to suit you. Whether it is a bob, shag, one length or spiky, it is done expertly at Thomas E. Salon.

Discover Thomas E. Salon for better styling no matter what your hair texture. Have feel good hair for the holiday season and always at Thomas E. Salon.

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The Newtown Bee - November 22, 2013

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PRESENTS

the 28th Annual

Holiday Festival to benefit Newtown Youth & Family Services Main Street | Newtown, CT

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2013 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM $10 Individual; $20 Family (2 Adults, 2 Children); $5 each additional child Historic Trolley Tour, Gingerbread House Contest, Festival of Trees, Victorian Tea, Nutcracker Suite Ballet (Noon & 2 pm), Service of Lessons & Carols (2pm) and Holiday Craft Boutique TICKETS ON SALE AT: C.H. Booth Library, Everything Newtown, and Select Newtown Savings Bank Locations

For more information call: Newtown Youth and Family Services 203-270-4335 www.newtownyouthandfamilyservices.org

Holiday 2013  

The Newtown Bee's Annual Holiday Gift Guide