Holiday Gift Guide 2021

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Gift Guide 2021


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In Bloom n All Seasons n All Reasons® Over 57 Years and Still Growing! Where Customer Service Never Expires

Family Owned Nursery, Garden Center, and Farm in Fairfield County Since 1964

The Most Incredible Christmas and Holiday Décor Displays and Gifts Anywhere! Huge Selection of Poinsettias in a Variety of Sizes & Colors Wreaths of All Sizes • Decorative Centerpieces Fresh Christmas Trees with Ball and Burlap “A live tree will be enjoyed for many years to come.”

Custom Made Grave Blankets & Cemetery Arrangements

Fresh Cut Trees

Under cover for your shopping pleasure

Every Saturday & Sunday Now Until Dec. 19th

12pm–3pm Live Jazz Music & Pictures with Santa

Celebrate the Holiday Season at Hollandia Hollandia Gift & Garden

Proud to offer products from “Made in USA”


A Gift Certificate from Hollandia is always appreciated

95 Stony Hill Rd / Rt 6 Bethel

Gift Certificate TO:

Mom & Dad


Your Kid

DATE: Dec.25

.00 AMOUNT: $100

To be applied on purchase of merchandise at:


Hollandia Nursery AND Hollandia Gift & Garden 103 Old Hawleyville Road, Bethel, CT • 203-743-0267 95 Stony Hill Road, Bethel, CT • 203-792-0268

Discounts not valid on previous purchases. In stock merchandise only, while supplies last. Plants and products must be taken at time of purchase. Not to be combined with other offers.

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FrameWorks Quality Picture Framing

Proudly Serving Newtown And All Surrounding Areas For Over 25 Years

y a S d a i l l e o s H 70% Off Custom Framing Select Mouldings*

Free Professional Install

With Every Ready-Made Purchase

Free 5x7 Frame With Every Custom Frame Order Over $100

Our Services Include

Art Framing Mirrors Needlework Shadow Boxes

*While Supplies Last

Photography Framing Canvas Stretching Wedding Invitations Diploma Framing

We have framing for ALL budgets! | Gift Certificates Available

Sale Ends December 23rd *Due to the current supply chain issues, early holiday shopping is encouraged*

8 Pecks Lane, Newtown • (203) 270-1887 • Across from Vasi’s Gymnastics

Follow us for upcoming weekly holiday promotions

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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.

Our Gift to You ~ 25% Off the Face Value All Gift Certificates and All Stocking Stuffers Buy One, Get One ½ Price! Sold by December 20, 2021


87 South Main Street (Route 25), Newtown

Celebrating Our 34th Anniversary!

HOURS Mon 9-5 • Wed 9-5 • Thurs & Fri 9-8 Sat 9-5 (Closed Sun & Tues)

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Keeping you



warm & safe Giving Thanks for the Holiday


OF 20 OPERATING FIREPLACE UNITS Our knowledgeable sales team will answer all of your questions. Come design your own fireplace from our wide variety of styles





Town & Country • Kozy Heat Hearthstone • Regency • Vermont Castings

• Quality gas and oil boilers • Complete line of water heaters, including tankless models • WE ARE COMMITTED TO THE HIGHEST STANDARDS IN ALL ASPECTS OF OUR BUSINESS. 130 White Street, Danbury • (203) 748-3535 • Regular Showroom Hours: Mon. – Fri. 8 – 5

Go Green with Leahy’s HOD205


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Come in for The Holidays for

Great Savings and Value

on the best cleaning machines. Keep your home Clean & Healthy with the best vacuums on the market. Whether you have allergies, asthma, or pets, we have the right vacuum for you.

Great Gift Ideas

with our full line which include: Miele, Simplicity, Titan, SEBO and more. We carry easy-to-use, quality central vacuum systems. Find your perfect match for any budget! Come try one out!

Vacuum Mart

The area’s largest selection of vacuums, bags, parts & supplies – We service what we sell! –

9 Keeler Street, Danbury, CT • 203-748-1004 Open Tuesday–Saturday

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Shop Our 2 NEW LOCATIONS This Holiday Season:


Unique Toys, Books, & Gifts for Babies, Kids & Adults

Jewelry, Handbags & Accessories, Bath & Body, Journals, Candles, Room Décor and So Much More! Official Retailer of Ben’s Bells “be kind” Merchandise Products Made in the USA & Merchandise from Local Artisans Our Personal Shoppers Can Help You Find The Perfect Gift Free Gift Wrapping


November 26 - November 29 Call for Extended Holiday Hours:


32 Church Hill Road, Newtown

(The Village at Lexington Gardens)

336 Center Rock Green, Oxford (Quarry Walk)

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Celebrate the Season in Sandy Hook

Please join us as we kick off the season beginning with the Annual Tree Lighting

Saturday, December 4


• Festivities begin at 4:00pm • Meet Santa Claus from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. • Karaoke - Courtesy of Graceful Planet • Tree Lighting at 6:00pm • Caroling

Bring Santa a non-perishable item for the FAITH Food Pantry, and you’ll be entered in the drawing to light the tree!

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Introducing the 2020 - 2021 Sandy Hook Holiday Ornament

Continue the family tradition and purchase this year’s holiday ornament. Crafted in pewter, these beautiful ornaments have a no-polish required finish, and will make a beautiful addition to your family’s home. Each ornament is packaged separately and comes with a certificate and is ready to be hung by its beautiful silver ornament hook. To purchase, or for more information, visit our website.

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Don’t be fooled There is only ONE CT Gold & Silver Brokers!

Look for our logo & be assured that you are working with a Company with over a decade in business.


All US and Foreign Silver and Copper Coins

DO NOT Clean your coins, it will decrease the value!


A Covid-19 Safe Business

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

Let one of our experts evaluate your entire collection.. Still no charge!

Sports Memorabilia Autographed Items Trading Cards • Comics Antique Toys, etc

Luxury Watch Brands We Buy


Rolex • Patek Philippe • Omega • Breitling • Cartier • Panerai Audemars Piguet • IWC • Tissot • Tudor • Oris • Vacheron Ebel • Concord • Jaeger LeCoultre • Boucheron • Tiffany Tag Heuer • Bvlgari • Girard Perregaux • Piaget • Michele

Silver Certificates Gold Certificates Bank Notes and more

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


Not Sure if it’s Real? Stop in for a FREE Evaluation

No Appointment Necessary


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

Now Buying Memorabilia & Luxury Watches

Diamonds: All shapes and sizes, loose or set

Designer Jewelry: Tiffany, Cartier, David Yurman, Van Cleet, Hermes, Bvlgari, John Hardy

Comics: DIAMONDS • WATCHES • COINS ESTATE JEWELRY Owned by Local Residents • Friendly Relaxed Atmosphere HIGHEST PRICES • IMMEDIATE PAYMENT

n A t Ge tra Ex


Does not apply to coin or bullion. With this coupon only. Expires 12/31/2021.

Here are just some of the things that we buy:


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

Convenient Locations

BBB Rating: A


5 Byran Hall Plaza (adjoining Washington Mkt.)

(Directly across from New Milford HS)

441 Danbury Road

115 Main Street, Rt 25

Washington Depot 860-619-0363

New Milford 860-355-0191

Monroe 203-261-1115

(Crescent Village)

15 Danbury Road

1130 E. Putnam Avenue

Wilton 203-210-7465

Greenwich 203-990-0555

(Rte 7 across from Boston Market)

(Adjoining Mavis Tire)

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Of Newtown LLC

Largest Frame Selection in Fairfield County — Custom Frame Design — All Work Done on Premises

15% OFF



May not be combined with other offers. COUPON

Great Gift Ideas from Local Artisans




77 Main Street • Newtown 203-748-0197 Owned by Newtown Resident John O’Sullivan

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Club of Newtown

The Garden




2021 9:00




Social distancing encouraged Handcrafted items spaced for viewing Curb-Side Pick-Up available in back lot

PRE - ORDER AND PAY ON - LINE WITH QR CODE OR PRE - ORDER AND PAY BY MAIL Make Checks Payable to: The Garden Club of Newtown Send to: Garden Club of Newtown, 17 Greenleaf Farms Road, Newtown, CT 06470 ALL PRE - ORDERS MUST BE RECEIVED BY DEC 1, 2021 (Pre-Orders appreciated but not required) No.

______Decorated Wreath(s) ______Swags ______Kissing Ball ______Boxwood Tree ______Candle Centerpiece



$29 ea _______ $25 ea _______ $25 ea _______ $35 ea _______ $30 ea _______ Total Amount $ ______________

Name:____________________________________________________ Address: __________________________________________________________________ Phone: (H) ________________________ (C) ____________________________________

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Tire, Auto & Marine, LLC

Your Neighborhood Service Center… Foreign & Domestic Service and Repair Since 2002

Wishing you and yours a Happy and Healthy Holiday Season We Will BEAT or MATCH Any Price For Tires!!! • Manufacturer Scheduled Maintenance Inspections • Lube • Oil Change • 12 mo/12,000 mi National Warranty* • Registered Emission Repair Facility • Brake Service • Tires • Axle Replacement • Battery Sales & Service • Timing Belts • Cooling Systems • Exhaust Systems • Shocks & Struts • A/C Service • Electrical Diagnosis & Service • 4-Wheel Drive…and much more! If It’s On Your Car, Truck or Boat We Can Fix Or Replace It! Quality Parts and Excellent Customer Service – Second to None!

Nationwide Warranty On All Repairs For 12 Months/12,000 Miles

Any Service Your Choice $20 OFF...........$100*(excludes tax) $30 OFF...........$150*(excludes tax) $40 OFF...........$200*(excludes tax) *Cannot be combined with other offers. With this coupon, limit 1 per customer. Excludes tax. Expires 12/31/21. Jensen Tire, Auto & Marine LLC - Monroe & Trumbull locations.

Complete Winter Maintenance & Safety Inspection


Reg. $172.95

Includes full service oil change & oil filter replacement. Top all fluid levels. Perform tire service and 4 wheel alignment. Test battery and electrical system, along with a 72 point inspection. Cannot be combined with other offers. With this coupon, limit 1 per customer. Plus Tax. Certain restrictions apply. Expires 12/31/21. Jensen Tire, Auto & Marine LLC - Monroe & Trumbull locations.

We Offer Our Customers Two Convenient Locations…

242 Route 34, Monroe

Located at intersection of Routes 111 and 34

6746 Main St. Trumbull

Located at intersection of Routes 111 and 25

203-459-4244 203-459-8473 National Institute for


Technician Hours: Monday – Friday 8 am to 5 pm Saturdays 7 am to Noon

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Delight on your list this holiday season with custom gifts from BD Provisions, the ultimate destination for all of your holiday shopping

No need to check this list twice — here are


that will be sure to please all the people on this list: 1. The Coffee Lover

Try 1 lb of coffee that was freshly roasted right in our Newtown store!

2. Your Special Honey

You can’t go wrong with some local Connecticut honey.

3. The Nut Lover

Go nuts! We have over two dozen varieties to choose from.

4. The Health & Beauty Fan

Indulge them with some relaxing bath salts or all natural spa treatments.

5. The Sugar Lover

Choose from dozens of chocolate treats and candies, sure to bring a smile.

6. The Gourmand

Our artisanal olive oils or vinegar will be sure to impress.

7. Your Sweetie

Nothing is sweeter than fresh Vermont maple syrup.

8. The Cook or Baker

Choose from dozens of baking mixes, flours and 80+ spices for them to use in their next creation.

9. The Tea Aficionado

We have over two dozen loose leaf teas to warm someone’s heart.

10. Not Sure? Not a problem!

Customize a gift by filling or jar or bag from any of our hundreds of items in bulk. Then visit our gifting station to select some eco-friendly gift packaging like our premium gift tote. Breakfast Kit

Cookies in a Jar

Dinner is Served Follow us on



Coffees from Around the World

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LOCAL Holiday Gifts

that will make them smile.

Specialty Bulk Food Store | Coffee Roasting On-Site

Ready to go OR create your own personalized gift… we have something for everyone.



1/2 Pound of Cup of Coffee Coffee Exp. 12/3/2021

When You Buy a Pound



When You Fill It With Olive Oil or Vinegar Exp. 12/3/2021

Exp. 12/3/2021


125 South Main Street 1215 Post Road Newtown Fairfield 203-491-2925 203-292-8881 Follow us on



43 Main Street New Milford 860-799-0100

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Ram Pasture Tree Lighting Returning

Luminaria lines Hawley Pond and its adjacent streets, leading revelers to Ram Pasture for the annual tree lighting event two years ago. By Shannon Hicks Plans are in the works to have an in-person event return to Ram Pasture for the 2021 holiday season. Long a tradition at the historic property circled by Main Street South, Hawley Lane, Elm Drive and Sugar Street, last year’s event was turned into a holiday stroll. Newtown Parks & Recreation invited the public to walk around Ram Pasture and enjoy the view of the lit trees, creating a socially distanced way to still enjoy the annual tradition. Even with the best-laid plans, however, that schedule was pushed out. Luminaria was put out one week later than originally planned due to weather. Nevertheless, residents were seen walking at

Guests of all ages enjoy the glow from the second tree lit at Ram Pasture during the annual tree lighting event in December 2019. Newtown Parks & Recreation, and other organizers, are hoping to return to an in-person event this holiday season. —Bee file photos dusk and later, taking in the holiday view for the 36th annual year. The 2021 Ram Pasture Tree Lighting is being planned for Friday, December 3. Details are being worked on, but organizers are reportedly hoping for some live entertainment in addition to the countdown and then lighting of the two trees

near the south-southeastern corner of Hawley Pond. Additional details will be published as they are received. Ahead of the that, donations are sought to cover the costs associated with the annual tree event, which is being cosponsored by the Borough of Newtown and Newtown Parks & Recreation.

The fundraising effort will continue through the end of the year. Donors may contribute $10 for a bulb or luminaria to honor someone special. Readers are asked to use the coupon printed on this page to indicate who they are honoring, and whether they wish to honor or memorialize someone with a luminaria or bulb.

Checks should be made payable to Newtown Parks & Recreation Park Gift Fund, and mailed to Newtown Parks & Recreation, 8 Simpson Street, Newtown CT 06470. Checks can also be dropped off at the Parks & Recreation office, within Newtown Community Center on Simpson Street.

Rotary Club Planning In-Person Pancake Breakfast

Newtown Rotary Club’s Pancake Breakfast will return for an in-person gathering this year. That is the word from organizers, who have announced the club’s 61st anniversary event is planned for Saturday, December 4, from 8 am until noon. The longstanding tradition will return to the Alexandria Room of Edmond Town Hall, 45 Main Street. Much celebrated, the event brings families across Newtown together to share friendship and tidings, while eating some of the best homemade

pancakes the town has to offer. Guests will again enjoy entertainment with dance performances by students of Newtown Centre of Classical Ballet and Voice, the Lathrop School of Dance, and perhaps (TBD…) even a visit from Santa Claus himself. It is not only the fellowship and nourishment that makes the event special, according to the local Rotary Club. Every dollar raised goes on to support the needs of this community. Through fundraisers like this, Newtown Rotary Club supports Newtown Scholarship

Association, Newtown Volunteer Ambulance, C.H. Booth Library, Newtown Youth & Family Services, Dorothy Day Hospitality House, The Women’s Shelter of Danbury, Regional Hospice of Western Connecticut, and many others. As part of the local club’s international service, members also work to raise money to help fund lifesaving heart operations for children with congenital heart disease in developing countries through the Rotary Gift of Life International and under its own “Newtown

The Keogler family — Anna, Ryan, Joshua, Katie, and Noel — were among those to enjoy the Newtown Rotary Club Pancake Breakfast two years ago, when it was presented at Newtown Community Center. This year’s event is returning to the event’s longstanding home: the Alexandria Room at Edmond Town Hall. —Bee file photos

Gift of Life Challenge.” Funds raised by the club have helped save the lives of well over 200 children. Tickets for the all-you-can-eat event are $10 for adults, and $5 for children. The menu includes homemade pancakes, sausages from Butcher’s Best, award-winning maple syrup from Maple Craft Foods, and fresh roasted coffee from BD Provisions, along with milk, juices, and hot chocolate. Visit for additional information and advance tickets. Tickets will also be sold at the door.

Hannah Rockafellow and longtime Newtown Rotary Club member Dr Robert Grossman, during the 2019 Pancake Breakfast.

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Warmest Wishes for a Wonderful Holiday Season!

(203) 730-5766

At this time of year, we pause and reflect on all of the things we are grateful for. We are grateful for you - our friends and neighbors and this great community we live and work in. We appreciate your business and are thankful for your friendship. We hope you take time to enjoy this holiday season and we look forward to continuing to provide great service to you for many years to come.

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Robert Mondavi Private Selection Cabernet 1.5L

Beringer Founders Cabernet 1.5L

90+ Cellars

Mad Elf Beer 6 pk bottles

Your Choice


$ 99



Now Available!

750ml Cabernet - Lot 53 Pinot Grigio Lot 42 Sauvignon Blanc Lot 2



Blackstone Cabernet & Merlot 1.5L



Alverdi Pinot Grigio 1.75L





Lot 150 CABERNET SAUVIGNON COLLECTOR SERIES Napa Valley, Calif. 2019 Full-bodied and dense, rich black currant aromas mixed with flavors of dark chocolate and savory spice.


90+ Cellars Alexander Valley Cabernet Lot #148 750ml

Apothic Red 750ml







Robert Mondavi Private Selection Chardonnay l.5L

Firesteed Pinot Noir 750ml

Unshackled Red Blend 750ml




Chateau Ste Michelle Chardonnay 1.5L






Double Diamond Cabernet Sauvignon 750ml

Cakebread Cabernet Sauvignon 750 ml






4499 $3999 Primarius Pinot Noir 750ml

$ 99





Jordan Cabernet Sauvignon 750 ml



Twisted Cabernet, Chardonnay, Merlot, Pinot Grigio 1.5L


$ 99




Bolla Pinot Grigio 1.5L







The Critic Cabernet Sauvignon 750 ml


Caymus Cabernet 750ml

Barefoot Chardonnay 1.5L




Nickel & Nickel Cabernet 750ml



Enroute Pinot Noir Russian River Valley Les Pommiers 750ml






Belle Glos Pinot Noir Clark & Telephone 750ml







Decoy Chardonnay 750ml

Woodwork Cabernet 750ml


Josh Sauvignon Blanc Chardonnay, Pimot Grigio 750 ml

Meridian Chardonnay 1.5L



Mer Soleil Chardonnay 750ml



Tanqueray Rangpur Gin 1.75L

Hendrick’s Gin 750ml

3199 750ml $ 2199 $




5699 750ml $ 3499 $


$ 99

Fever-Tree Elderflower Premium Tonic Water 4 pk


$ 99

Fever-Tree Indian Premium Tonic Water 4 pk


$ 99

Layer Cake Chardonnay 750ml


Tanqueray Ten Gin 1.75L

Fever-Tree Sparkling Pink Grapefruit Premium Tonic Water 4 pk


$ 99


Bonanza Cabernet Sauvignon 750ml


$ 99

Ecco Damoni Pinot Grigio 750ml

99 $

Santa Margherita Pinot Grigio 750ml

Corte Fiore Appassimento 750ml





$ 99

Lot 206 CABERNET SAUVIGNON COLLECTOR SERIES Napa Valley, Calif. 2019 Full bodied and rich in color with distinct fruit flavors of juicy blackberries.

Bread & Butter Chardonnay & Pinot Noir 750ml

Danzante Pinot Grigio 750ml

Leese - Fitch Cabernet 750 ml

Fever-Tree Ginger Beer Premium Tonic Water 4 pk


$ 99



Kendall Jackson Chardonnay 750ml



Bombay Sapphire Gin 1.75L

3499 750ml $ 2500 $

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Happy Holidays from All of Us at Cork~n~Barrel

OLE SMOKY Tennessee MOONSHINE • Apple Pie • Blue Flame • Butter Pecan • Cherry • Peaches • White Chocolate Strawberry Cream • Mountain Java • Pickles • Sour Razzin’berry • Peppermint 750ml

266 South Main Street • Newtown, CT 06470 (203) 270-7600 • Hours: Monday-Saturday 9am-9pm • Sunday 10am-6pm

Call To Place Your Custom Gift Basket Orders – They Make Great Holiday Gifts!

99 23 per Jar


Holiday Specials! Les Allies Sparkling Brut 750ml



$ 99

Nicolas Feuillatte Brut Champagne 750ml






Moet Imperial Brut Champagne 750ml




Jose Cuervo Gold Tequila 1.75L










Herradura Silver Tequila Blanco aged 45 days 1L

Casamigos Blanco Tequila 750 ml












2999 1.75L




Baileys Irish Cream 750ml

$ $

99 29 l.75L


Dewar’s Scotch 1.75L



Johnnie Walker Blue 50 ml



Captain Morgan Spiced Rum 1.75L

Don Julio Blanco 1.75L


Elijah Craig Kentucky Bourbon 1.75L


Laluca Prosecco 750ml



Mionetto Prosecco Brut 750ml

ON THE ROCKS Premium Pre-made Cocktails Aviation • Mai Tai Margarita • Cosmopolitan Jalapeno Pineapple Margarita Knob Creek Bourbon/Old Fashion 375ml




Maker’s Mark Bourbon 750ml

Cipriani Peach Bellini 750ml

Perrier-Jouet Brut Champagne 750ml

Perrier-Jouet Belle Epoque Brut Champagne 750ml

Benchmark Egg Nog Produced by Buffalo Trace 750ml

Gosling’s Black Seal Rum 1.75L




Oban 14yr old Single Malt Scotch Whiskey 750ml

Jameson Irish Whiskey 1.75L

5399 750m; $ 2999 $



Jackson Morgan Salted Caramel Cream 750ml



Ole Smoky Bourbon Ball Whiskey Salted Carmel Mango Habanero Peanut Butter Whiskey Cookies & Cream 750ml



Clase Azul Reposado Tequila 750ml



Bombay Gin 750ml




Grey Goose Vodka 1.75L

4999 750ml $ 2999 $

Ketle One Vodka 1.75L



Belvedere Vodka 1.75L

Smirnoff Vodka 1.75L





Absolut Vodka 1.75L



Tito’s Vodka 1.75 L



If You Like This

Steel Dust Vodka 1.75 L SALE PRICE



Jagermeister Liquor l.75 L



Try This Svedka Vodka 1.75L

$ $

99 19 750ml


Prices effective thru November 30, 2021 IN THE EVENT OF A PRICING ERROR, STATE MINIMUM BOTTLE PREVAILS. Not responsible for typographical errors.

Jagermeister Cold Brew Liqueur 750ml



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For all your Parts, Service & Accessories

Make it a December to Remember with these Holiday Gift ideas


MS 271 Farm Boss

The MS 271 FARM BOSS® replaces the mighty MS 270 with a saw that’s loaded with features and technology. • Highly efficient engine that delivers 20% longer run times between refuelings • Exhaust emissions cut in half compared to the MS 270. • Pre-separation air filtration system that’s so effective, your air filter can last up to five times longer (now that’s high performance). • Compact, ergonomic design

Sale $429.99



Power Clear 518 ZE Model #38473

• Easy Start. Simply push a button and you’re ready to snow blow with electric start. • Shreds Snow Fast. Efficiently shreds through snow while reducing clogging with the curved paddles and funneled housing of the Power Curve® Technology. • Starts in 1 or 2 pulls with the Guaranteed-toStart promise. Now let’s get the job done. • The Right Fit For You. Ideal for medium-sized driveways that can hold up to 4 or more cars and 2 - 9” of snow at a time, with limited garage or shed storage.

Reg $539.00

Sale $499.00


GP8000E Portable Generator

PB-9010H Backpack Blower

• PowerRush™ ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY – Delivers over 30% more starting capacity allowing you to do more with less.* • Electric start model for easy operation. (Battery Included) • Large-capacity steel fuel tank with incorporated fuel gauge provides durability and up to a 11 hour run-time at 50% load. • Low-oil level shutdown automatically safeguards engine from damage. • 1 ¼” steel-tube cradle for added durability and strength. • Hour meter tracks maintenance intervals • Heavy-duty, never-flat wheels allow for easy portability. • Fold-down handle for sturdy portability and compact storage.

The industry’s most powerful backpack blower!

Model #7686

Model #PB9010H

• 79.9 cc 2-stroke engine • Industry-leading 44N blowing force • Innovative, light weight carbon fiber frame and fan case reduces fatigue • Fan intake provides cooling air across the user’s back

Sale $629.99

Sale $1049.00


for all your outdoor power needs.

Established 1959 “Where Service Excels!”

122 Main St, Monroe, CT • 203-268-8400 • Hours: Monday–Friday 8–5 • Saturday 8–12 Visa, Mastercard, Discover and American Express accepted

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A Helluva Lot of Style & A Touch of Whimsy Clothing, Accessories and Gift Items For Everyone On Your List!

$10 OFF Purchase of $50 or more when you mention this ad

NEW merchandise

arriving weekly!

71 South Main Street (Ricky’s Plaza), Newtown 203-304-1673 | Instagram: @indigojaneboutique

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Shop Newtown & Sandy Hook for the Holidays

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The G Tha ift Tas t’s tefu l The Party

Aquila’s Nest Vineyards is at your service to create an unrivaled experience for you and your guests this holiday season. We offer custom-designed packages for small and large gatherings that include expert planning, personalized service and attention to every detail.

The Experience

Aquila’s Nest Vineyards is an ideal location to un-wine and look out on spectacular art and scenic views. Our gift cards are good for tastings, wine and special events, and are available in $25 or $50 increments. These can be delivered with a holiday message of your choice, and are valid for purchases in-person or online.

The Simple Indulgence

A bottle of wine, ready to be opened and enjoyed, your favorite Aquila’s Nest Vineyards’ vintage is presented in a wine gift box. It is an elegant gift idea for many occasions. Starting at $27 per bottle.

Aquila’s Nest Vineyards 56 Pole Bridge Rd, Newtown, CT | 203-518-4352 Please visit our website for more information

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Great Gift Ideas for the HOLIDAYS




1980 to 2021

Solid Wood Furniture


Family Owned & Operated For Over 40 Years

The Affordable Alternative to Home Decorating for Every Room in your Home

Bookcase • Hutches • Consoles • Cabinets • Corner Cupboards • Kitchen Islands Home Offices • Wall Units • Wall & Home Entertainment Systems Finished & Unfinished Extensive “AMISH” Collection!

Come See Us!

Something for everyone!

Dollhouse 18" Handmade Amish Dollhouse Furniture!

Chairs & Table - Sale

Single Bed - Sale


305 Federal Road, Brookfield (just North of Stew Leonard’s & Costco) 203-775-1770 • Open daily 10am–6pm, Saturday 10am–5pm, Sunday 12–4pm

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Photos with Santa! Photos by Tina Marie Photography

10am to 4pm No appointment necessary


No purchase necessary

Saturday Sunday November 20 November 21 3380 Fairfield Avenue Bridgeport

477 Main Street Monroe


203-880-5067 Sponsored by:

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Premium Gas Fireplace Service EARLY SEASON SPECIAL

Only $179

For Our Premium Service

Keep your gas hearth in safe working order! Premium Service Includes • Our Standard Service Plus • Burner Removal • Repaint Entire Firebox • Interior Component Cleaning • Clean & Inspect Orifices Book NOW and take advantage of the full service + inspection special

Your Key to Confident Home Ownership since 1993 • Home Inspections • Blower Door Testing • Drone Inspections

• Radon Testing • Septic Inspections • Gas Fireplace Service

• Termite Inspections • Water Testing • Sewer Line Inspections

We’re Local! Call Today! 800-338-5050

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! t s e B r u o Y k Loo Coolsculpting | Botox | Filler

Facials | Waxing | Microblading

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Garden Club Greens Sale Moving To ETH Gymnasium

Unique centerpieces and tabletop decorations crafted by members of The Garden Club of Newtown populate the club’s annual holiday sale. —Bee file photo The Garden Club of Newtown is happy to announce that its Holiday Greens Sale is being planned for Saturday, December 4, from 9 am until noon. The sale, which for more than 30 years has featured uniquely crafted holiday items handmade by members, had to be canceled in 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic. This year, the club membership is planning to host the sale at a new venue: the gymnasium of Edmond Town Hall, 45 Main Street. Although the meeting house at the flagpole served for years as the perfect site for the sale, health protocols for social distancing have required additional space. In addition, there is a full parking lot behind the town hall with direct access into the gymnasium. Moving the sale to the town hall gym will allow displays to be laid out on tables spread far apart. There are also four entrances and

exits, to ensure safe distancing. The traditional wreaths, swags, boxwood trees, and centerpieces will be available, as well as one-of-a-kind items and cookies and ornaments. This year, the ability to preorder items will be made possible using the QR Code or URL app on one’s phone or the Mail Order Form in The Newtown Bee advertisement. The sale has been the chief fundraiser for the club for many years, allowing the membership to donate proceeds to a variety of local causes. Members of the club will be busy during the coming weeks creating individual items with native materials such as pinecones, acorns, tree branches, and other flora from Newtown’s abundant woodlands. The club welcomes all to a Holiday Greens Sale that celebrates the season.

Shoppers fill the center aisle and begin perusing the offerings of The Garden Club of Newtown’s Holiday Greens Sale in December 2019. Following a one-year hiatus due to the pandemic, the club will return this year with its largest annual fundraiser, this time in a new location. —Bee file photo

NYFS Planning Holiday Festival & Related Events

Newtown Youth & Family Services (NYFS) is planning the return of the 2021 Holiday Festival, an all-ages, family- friendly event. The main festival is planned for Sunday, December 5. According to the NYFS website, events that day will generally run from 11 am to 4 pm; note that some will conclude earlier. December 5 will include Superhero Academy with Spider-Man and Wonder Woman and a display of the entries for an Edible creations competi-

tion, both running 11 am to 3 pm; Festival of Trees, Outdoor Holiday Market, Cultural Entertainment & Confections, and children’s activities, 11 am to 4 pm; photo opportunities with Princess Belle and Rapunzel, 11 to 11:45 am; and the first of six Historic Trolley Tours departing at noon. The afternoon will also include 15-minute story times with Belle and Rapunzel, and additional photo ops; two performances of The Nutcracker Suite; five additional Historic Trolley Tour runs; and the

announcement of the Edible Creations Competition winners. Additional Events Holiday Festival related activities will begin on Tuesday and Thursday, November 30 and December 2, with the first offerings of Bedtime Story with Santa. On Saturday, December 4, bidding for an online silent auction will open at 9 am, the Festival of Trees will be presented for the first of two weekends from 10 am until 5 pm, and a Scavenger Hunt will run from 10 am

Newtown Youth & Family Services Executive Director Candice Bohr, under the awning, offers instructions at the beginning of last year’s NYFS Holiday Festival Scavenger Hunt. The popular event will return this year. —Bee file photos

until 2 pm. Bedtime Story with Santa will again be offered Wednesday, December 8, at 7 pm. Bidding for the silent auction closes at 8 pm Friday, December 10. Additionally, the Festival of Trees will resume on Saturday,

December 11, with viewing and bidding from 10 am to 2 pm, and the winners announced at 2:15. For further information including ticket and/or reservations needs, costs, locations, etc, visit

Michelle and Cathy Rafael take selfies outside Foundry Kitchen & Tavern, one of the stops on last year’s inaugural NYFS Holiday Festival Scavenger Hunt.

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USPS Operation Santa Now Accepting Letters For 2021 Program; Adoption Opens December 4 The US Postal Service (USPS) is accepting letters for the 109-year-old USPS Operation Santa program. The program pairs letters from deserving kids with generous people who fulfill their holiday wishes. Letters must be postmarked by December 10, and will be uploaded — with personal information redacted — to through December 15 for potential adoption. Every day can be a challenge for some families simply trying to make ends meet. USPS Operation Santa was established by the Postal Service to help those in need during the holidays. The nondenominational program is intended to help as many deserving families as possible experience a happy holiday season. That happens thanks to letters to post on Holiday expectations put extra pressure on those same families who want to make it a special time, but just can’t. That’s where the USPS Operation Santa program — and generous Postal Service customers — can help make the holidays a joyous and magical time. Since the program began, hundreds of thousands of less-fortunate children and their families have been helped by the kindness of others. Wish Letters Participation in USPS Operation Santa is simple. Children just need to write a letter. It is entirely up to the letter writer as to what appears on their wish list. The more specific writers are with sizes, colors, styles, toys, book titles, favorite authors, etc, the better chance their wishes will be granted if their letter is adopted. Suggestions and even letter templates can be found at USPSOperationSanta. com. Parents/guardians should then help children put their letter into an envelope affixed with a First-Class Mail Forever stamp, and make sure the child’s full return address — apartment number, directional information (ie, E Main St, Apt 103) and Zip Code — is on the envelope.

Children in families that need help during the holiday season are invited to write a letter to Santa — starting from scratch or even using one of three templates created by the US Postal Service — as part of USPS Operation Santa. The special program is in its 109th year this holiday season. —USPS graphics Then send the letter to Santa’s official workshop address: Santa Claus, 123 Elf Road, North Pole 88888. Letters without full return addresses or names will not be posted for adoption. There is no guarantee that letters submitted to the program will be adopted. After someone sends their letter, it is opened by Santa’s elves. For safety reasons, all personally identifiable information of the letter writer is removed (ie, last name, address, Zip Code) and uploaded to for adoption. Letters must be postmarked by December 10. They will be uploaded to the website for adoption through December 15. Adopting A Letter Writer Adopter registration, ID verification, and letter adoption this season will be open December 4-19. For security reasons, all potential adopters must be vetted through a short registration and ID verification process before they can adopt any letter. If

you’ve adopted letters in the past, you must still be verified each year. Once approved, potential adopters can visit, read through the posted letters, pick one or more they would like to fulfill, and follow the directions on how to grant that special wish for a child. Businesses also get into the spirit of the season by creating teams to adopt letters — all the better to help grant those special wishes to deserving families and kids. Additional information and shareable materials for those who wish to adopt a letter writer can be found at USPS Operation Santa started more than 109 years ago when the Postal Service began receiving letters to Santa from kids across the country. In 1912 Postmaster General Frank Hitchcock authorized local Postmasters to allow postal employees and customers to respond to the letters. That simple act of kindness has led to a

very successful holiday program benefiting deserving kids and families throughout the United States. The Postal Service generally receives no tax dollars for operating expenses and relies on the sale of postage, products, and services to fund its operations. For US Postal Service media resources, including broadcast quality video and audio and photo stills, visit the USPS Newsroom. Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, and LinkedIn. Subscribe to the USPS YouTube Channel and like us on Facebook. For more information about the Postal Service, visit and facts. More USPS holiday news, including shipping deadlines and package tips, can be found at For reporters interested in speaking with a regional Postal Service public relations professional, go to media-contacts/usps-local-media-contacts. pdf.

USPS: Package Restrictions And Safety Protocols Go Hand In Hand During Holidays And Beyond WASHINGTON, D.C. — Ensuring the safety of mail processing and delivery starts with consumers, says the United States Postal Service (USPS). It is important to know how to properly ship all gifts, including what can and cannot be sent through the mail. Plan ahead to help prevent injuries to Postal Service employees, customers, and even gift recipients. Simple preparation will also lessen the chance that packages are returned because they do not follow shipping guidelines. Shipping Restrictions The Postal Service has rules in place to keep certain hazardous, restricted, and perishable items out of the mail, both domestic and international. Among those on the Prohibited Items List are liquor, ammunition, explosives, mercury (including items which contain mercury such as thermometers), and gasoline. Then there are items that can be sent through the mail, but senders must follow certain guidelines to do so. These are known as Restricted Items. The following list is not comprehensive, and customers are advised to check with a retail clerk at their local Post Office, for a complete list of restricted items: alcohol of any kind, including hand sanitizer; perfumes and colognes, which are generally made with alcohol; aerosols; and Lithium metal batteries (nonrechargeable/ rechargeable, used to power flashlights or laptops). Package Size & Weight Requirements There are size and weight restrictions for packages sent through the Postal Service. Unless a sender opts for Priority Mail or Priority Mail Express services, the cost of postage depends on the shape and weight of a package. In some cases, oddly shaped packages, such as tubes, are charged a higher price because those pieces must be processed manually. Packages sent domestically via the Postal Service must weigh no more than 70 pounds and cannot measure more than 108 inches total in length and around the widest part of the package. There are also different standards for international and military shipments, based on the destination country. More information and specific restrictions for APO, FPO and DPO can be found at International

restriction information, including countries USPS is still not accepting from nor delivering to due to Covid-19 service impacts, can also be found at All packages must be large enough to hold the required delivery and return addresses, mailing label(s), and postage on the outside of the package. Regardless of the contents, mail and packages weighing more than 10 ounces and/or that are more than a half-inch thick cannot be dropped into a collection box or left for a carrier to pick up if stamps are being used for postage. Those need to go to a USPS Post Office location. Retail clerks at USPS Post Office locations can help with information on properly shipping a package. Reusing Boxes? Not So Fast! While it may be tempting to reuse boxes shipping, and while recycling is always a good idea, in this instance it is not the wisest choice. Reused boxes are not as sturdy as a new box and can weaken, become damaged, or break open in transit. If reusing a box, however, make sure any labels or markings are removed or completely covered over or crossed out, especially if the box has labels or markings associated with hazardous, prohibited, or restricted materials. Never overpack a box. Overpacking can cause the sides or the seams to bulge or break, which could cause injury to postal employees. If everything cannot fit into one box, USPS asks that a larger box or multiple boxes be used. The USPS prefers customers pick up free Priority Mail or Priority Mail Express boxes. These are shipped for one flat rate, with tracking and basic insurance included (with some restrictions). The boxes are available at any post office location or order them online at store.usps. com/store. Boxes are delivered within the US with regular mail, usually within 7 to 10 business days. See the website for exclusions. Keeping USPS Employees Safe The safety of USPS employees and the communities they serve is always a top priority. Following the tips below will not only help keep carriers safe as they deliver holiday gifts, but senders and their families as well:

*Clear any snow or ice on steps, sidewalks, and driveways, and around mailboxes. Also make sure to salt the cleared areas to prevent refreezing. *Yard equipment, toys, and yard trimmings on the lawn, walkways, or steps can also cause a tripping hazard or serious injury. More often than not, mail carriers will have their hands full of packages and could miss seeing obstacles in their path. Make yards and sidewalks clear of hazards to keep everyone safe. For those who have a pet, they do not have to be told how much happiness they bring to lives. Dogs and cats may even have better manners than some family members. But even the best-behaved pet can pose a hazard to people they do not know. More than 5,800 postal employees were attacked by dogs last year. Many attacks can be avoided with a few moments of precaution. *If a carrier delivers mail or packages to the door or a residence or business with a dog, have the dog in a separate room with the door closed opening the front door. Some dogs have burst through screen doors or plateglass windows to get to visitors. Dog owners should keep the family pet secured. *Parents should remind their children and other family members to not take mail directly from carriers in the presence of the family pet, as the dog may view the person handing mail to a family member as a threatening gesture. *If a carrier feels threatened by a dog, or if a dog is loose or unleashed, the owner may be asked to pick up their mail at their local Post Office until the carrier is assured the pet has been restrained. If a dog is roaming the neighborhood, the pet owner’s neighbors also may be asked to pick up their mail at the area’s Post Office location. 2021 Mail-By Dates For delivery in time for Christmas, the USPS suggests the following mail-by dates: December 15 for USPS Retail Ground Service; December 17 for First-Class Mail Service; December 18 for Priority Mail Service; and December 23 for Priority Mail Express Service. Additional holiday news and information, including all shipping deadlines, can be found at

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