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very summer I’m convinced that summertime is my favorite time of the year. It’s full of sunshine, travel and boating. But by October I’ve completely changed my mind and decide that I just LOVE winter. It’s not the weather that I love so much (although I am loving the new Fall clothes!); It’s that the holidays are right around the corner. I’m excited to carry on my family’s Thanksgiving and Christmas traditions, and maybe even start some new ones!

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When you’re in the world of shopping center marketing, the holidays take on a different twist. Instead of running around like crazy picking out gifts (although I still do that, too), I get to watch people come to the Center and truly enjoy the holiday festivities. When it comes to Christmas, we really are your “holiday headquarters”not only for gifts, but also for celebrating the season.

ONLINE Editor, Janelle Nelson Graphic Designer, Layne Imada Contributing Writers, Danielle Hovatter Michelle Machado Kelsey Roget Contributing Photographers, Red Carpet Studios Deadline to submit newsworthy information from non-profit and charitable organizations is the 5th of each month for the following month’s issue. Submitting information does not guarantee it will be featured in print. To submit by email, please send to The Lincoln Center Chronicle is published monthly by Lincoln Properties, Ltd. and the Lincoln Center Merchants Assocation, and is distributed free of charge to over 57,000 homes in Stockton, Galt, Linden, Lockeford, Lodi and Woodbridge. Lincoln Properties, Ltd. and the Lincoln Center Merchants Association do not assume responsibility for the authenticity or accuracy of news materials furnished for publication.

Our annual Holiday Open House event on Sunday, November 11th features train and carriage rides and real live reindeer for the kids. For you, we’ve got one-day-only promotions and sales in the stores where you love to shop! Oh and I can’t forget to mention that Santa will be making his first appearance of the season. Brand new to Lincoln Center this year is the Snow Village. Traditionally set up in the garage of a home on Benjamin Holt Drive, this Snow Village will be on-site in the old Campbell’s location all season for families to enjoy. The village is a display of hundreds of Department 56 Christmas houses and décor, and was constructed by Jill Wick of Muddy Paw in memory of her mother Lyall Luke. With all this talk about Christmas, I bet you thought I forgot about Thanksgiving! I definitely haven’t, as this will be the second time my husband Stephen and I have hosted it at our home. Whether you’re heading to someone else’s house or hosting it yourself, there’s lots of cooking and prep work to be done! Read the article by Leila Bibi of Lino Bella on page 22 for centerpiece and table setting ideas. On page 16, some of our merchants share their favorite Thanksgiving traditions. At this time of year we are especially thankful for YOU, our loyal customers. We are in business because of your decision to spend your hard-earned dollars at local businesses. For that, we are forever grateful. Happy Thanksgiving. Janelle Nelson Lincoln Center Marketing Manager

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Merchant News CANDLE CENTRAL LINO BELLA is your one stop candle shop! Carrying over 10 brands and over 50 different fragrances in candles, LINO BELLA is your official candle shop! Glass candles, embellished candles, aromatherapy candles, holiday candles, pillar candles, taper candles in various sizes...they have a fragrance for you to illuminate your home or for a marvelous hostess gift!

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W I N E TA S T I N G AT PA PA PAV L O ' S Visit Papapavlo’s Bistro & Bar on the following dates from 6:00 to 9:00 pm for complimentary wine tasting and two for one specials by the glass and bottle. For reservations call (209) 477-6133. November 5th - Donum November 12th - Caymus November 19th - Schug November 26th - Turnbull FA S H I O N F U N Draper’s & Damon’s will host the following events: November 11th – 18th: Annual Holiday Open House Our Festive Fashions are in ~ are you glistening? Join us as we toast the season with glamour and giving! Save $25 on your purchase of $100 or save $60 on your purchase of $200, plus receive a beautiful onyx necklace as your gift with either of the qualifying purchases. November 15th: Holiday Fashion Show & Luncheon Space is limited. Please call (209) 952-1597 to reserve your spot.

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November 23rd: Black Friday Brunch & Specials 9:00 am – 1:00 pm Call for your special invitation! November 24th – December 2nd: Favorite Things Event Save $20 on every two items you purchase! (Some restrictions will apply. Please inquire in store.) C O N G R AT S T O T H E HAPPY COUPLE Congratulations to Tara (of Great Spectacles) and Art Heredia! A chance meeting years ago has transcended into a love that was rekindled in our own Lincoln Center at Great Spectacles. With the approval of Tara’s daughters Mia and Madelynn the happy couple wed August 25, 2012 with close family and friends in a secluded South Lake Tahoe setting. Best Wishes from your Lincoln Center family!

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Merchant News JUST IN TIME FOR WINTER Brand new to Best Wishes are cozy little foot coverings called Snoozies. These ultra-soft slippers are available in all different colors and patterns. Best of all, they come in sizes for the entire family! The slippers are machine washable, have non-slip soles, and prices start at just $9.99. STUFF THE CAR WITH FLEET FEET AND BROOKS Donate two non-perishable food items on November 19th, 20th or 21st and receive a 15% discount on your entire purchase at Fleet Feet Stockton. Help them stuff the Brooks car to reach a goal of 5,000 pounds this year. All food items will be donated to the Emergency Food Bank & Family Services. Help those in our community that need a helping hand. Thank you to our loyal customers for voting us Best Shopping Center in The Record’s 2012 Best of San Joaquin contest! Congratulations to all of the Lincoln Center businesses who were awarded Best of San Joaquin in their categories.

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They’ll adjust the training before you even strap on your tennis shoes. Most fitness centers lock clients into a year membership, making it probable that clients will lose money when their routine is interrupted by life’s obstacles: travel, injury, or other responsibilities. Ben Mackie’s month-to-month plan commits you for a month, so you aren’t giving more time than you can handle or more money than you can actually use. Also, this package enables you to anytime admittance, meaning you choose the time and amount of sessions.


itting the gym doesn’t mean the gym will hit back. Plenty of people fear the fight of fitness, but Lincoln Center’s new fitness studio fights for a better quality of health. Conveniently named Ben Mackie Fitness, this studio is owned by an old friend to the Center, Ben Mackie. With a new route and flexibility, they provide elite personal fitness for all fitness levels.

Apart from the studio’s functional flexibility, its trainers are equipped with education and certifications that qualify them in the fitness field. Ben Mackie of Ben Mackie Fitness Jillian Barlet has a Bachelor in Kinesiology; Jan Gilliland is a level 3 Yoga instructor, teaching four Ben Mackie Fitness is ready to help clients reach their particular classes a week; and Donna Croce is a certified TRX instructor. Ben goals. Ben and his fellow trainers know that each individual has holds his reputation as owner with a developed history in personal different needs, pace, abilities, and requires different attention. training in the British army, a certificate from Personal Training Their idea of fitness is achieved through versatile training, offering International, and other certificates in diabetics, pregnancy, circuit training, Pilates, Yoga, and sought nutritional advice. nutrition, and massage therapy. Without the need to be strict, intimidating, or extreme, the trainers provide proper personal care and produce results.

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Featured Merchant This mixture of trainers and equipment—weights, ropes, benches, balls, bells, and punching bags—draws the perfect design for achieving your goal. Fads are fit to fade, but their experience is educated and reliable. Ben Mackie Fitness is a comfortable community and an enjoyable environment. Whether you want to heal an injury, live longer, lose weight, or win a gold medal, Ben Mackie Fitness can help you get a 10.

Gym Hours: Monday - Friday 6:00 am – 6:00 pm, Saturday 8:00 - 10:00 am Yoga Classes: Tuesdays & Thursdays at 6:30 pm, Fridays at 4:00 pm, Saturdays at 10:00 am (209) 955-0360 Trainer Jillian Barlet works with a client

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RSVP “SAINTS, QUEENS AND MOTHERS” The Stockton Chorale will host Saints, Queens and Mothers, a concert of music by and about women. The concert will be held November 2nd and 4th and features the Master Chorale and Youth Chorale. Tickets are available at the door, www.stocktonchorale. org or through Chorale members. For more information call (209) 951-6494. H E A RT O F S TO C K TO N H O M E TO U R The North Stockton 4-H Club will meet Wednesday, October 3rd at 7:00 pm at Presentation Church. Boys and girls ages 9-19 are welcome to come, and there is a Clover project for children ages 5-8. For more information email STOCKTON WOMEN’S NETWORK Stockton Women’s Network is celebrating its 30th Anniversary Gala on November 7th, with a ribbon cutting and trade show, 4:00 - 7:00 pm at the Stockton Golf & Country Club. The special guest will be Mayor Ann Johnston. For more information visit COMMUNITY PHILANTHROPY SUMMIT On Thursday, November 8th, the Community Foundation of San Joaquin and the Lodi Community Foundation will hold the 2nd Annual Community Philanthropy Summit. The event will offer a wide variety of topics of interest to professional advisors, nonprofit executives, board members and those involved in charitable giving. For more information call (209) 943-2375. T H E S W I N G I N ’ B L U E S TA R S O F THE USS HORNET Lodi Community Concert Series will present The Swingin’ Blue Stars of The USS Hornet on November 11th at 3:00 pm at the Charlene Powers Lange Theatre at Hutchins Street Square. Five singers will perform swing style music of the 1940s. For tickets call (209) 333-5550 or visit WHITE CHRISTMAS Irving Berlin’s White Christmas will be performed November 14th – December 9th at the Stockton Civic Theatre. A seat preview will be held on November 14th with a catered reception. Tickets range from $15 to $25. For tickets call (209) 473-2424 or visit GORDON ZUCKERMAN Author Gordon Zuckerman will give a presentation at The Haggin Museum on November 15th at 7:00 pm to launch his third fiction novel. Enjoy wine and snacks beginning at 6:30 pm. For more information call (209) 940-6315 or visit BEETHOVEN BASH The Stockton Symphony will begin their Classics season on November 15th and 17th with Classics II: Beethoven Bash. The concerts will be held at Atherton Auditorium on the Delta College Campus. For more information visit or call (209) 954-5110.


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RSVP WOMAN’S CLUB CHRISTMAS BOUTIQUE The Woman’s Club of Lodi will host their 7th Annual Christmas Boutique. On November 16th, 3:00 - 8:00 pm, browse gifts and enjoy a lasagna dinner for $10. On November 17th, the boutique will be open 9:00 am - 4:00 pm with lunch available for $7. Bring in this article for a free raffle ticket (one per person) and enter to win 30 themed gift baskets! For more information call (209) 625-7886. TROUT BOUT The 28th annual Trout Bout will be held November 17th at Oak Grove Regional Park with registration beginning at 6:15 am. Kids 15 and under fish free and those 16 and over must have a CA fishing license and pay a $5 fishing permit fee. For more information call (209) 331-2050. CHRISTMAS LIGHTED B O AT PA R A D E The 33rd Annual Christmas Lighted Boat Parade, sponsored by the Marina West Yacht Club, will be held December 1st. For parade registration call Lynn at (209) 477-7653. The $25 registration fee benefits the Women’s Center of San Joaquin County. Bundle up and don’t miss the floats at Weber Point around 6:00 pm. STOCKTON CHORALE H O L I D AY C O N C E R T S The Stockton Chorale will “Make a Joyful Noise” for the holidays on November 30th (at Central United Methodist in Stockton) and December 1st (at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Lodi). The concert will feature the Stockton Chorale, Master Chorale and Youth Chorale. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. For more information visit or call (209) 951-6494. P R E S E N TAT I O N PA R I S H H O L I D AY B O U T I Q U E The Presentation Parish Holiday Boutique will be held December 1st, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm and December 2nd, 8:00 am – 4:00 pm. There will be arts and crafts, jewelry, candles, purses and holiday items. Don’t miss the table-setting luncheon, 11:00 am – 3:00 pm, on December 1st. To purchase tickets call (209) 472-2140. F E S T I VA L O F T R E E S The 21st Annual Festival of Trees at the San Joaquin County Historical Museum will take place December 1st and 2nd. It will feature decorated trees, entertainment, craft demonstrations, children’s activities and a Santa visit. Admission is $8 for adults and $1 for children ages 2-10. For more information please call (209) 331-2055 or (209) 953-3460 or visit

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PA L S C H R I S T M A S B A L L Start your holidays off by attending a Christmas Ball hosted by PALS on Saturday, December 8th at the Womens Club in Lodi. The black tie gala will begin with cocktails at 6:00 pm, followed by dinner catered by Papapavloâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s. The cost is $80 per person and sponsorship for tables of eight are $1,000. For more information or tickets visit the PALS office in Lodi, and the PALS thrift shop Wags to Riches in Lodi or call (209) 327-0902. SUSAN B. ANTHONY WOMEN OF A C H I E V E M E N T N O M I N AT I O N S The San Joaquin County Commission on the Status of Women created the Susan B. Anthony Women of Achievement Awards to honor women who have excelled in their chosen category, and have, through their dedication, talent and untiring efforts raised the status of humankind in San Joaquin County. The 2013 nomination packets are available to place womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s names in nomination. For electronic file packets, contact Beverly at or call (209) 463-6957. SUPER BOWL RAFFLE The 5th Annual Super Bowl Raffle has kicked off to raise funds for many participating San Joaquin County charities. Since its inception, the raffle has raised over $1.3 million dollars to help run critical programs for families and children in need. The grand prizes for the raffle are tickets to the Super Bowl. For more information call The Community Foundation of San Joaquin at (209) 943-2375. OPEN JURIED PHOTOGRAPHY SHOW The Lodi Community Art Center will hold its first annual open juried photography show in February of 2013. This show is open to all artists. There will be cash prizes for first, second and third places in three separate categories plus a â&#x20AC;&#x153;Best of Showâ&#x20AC;? prize. The show features an online entry system at


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hank you to Melissa Flores, owner of Remedy, for being the star of this month’s cover. After working as a buyer at Campbell’s in the Village for 13 years, Melissa opened her own men’s and women’s boutique called Remedy. Located between FINA and LINO BELLA, Remedy is a fun, stylish shop featuring clothing, jewelry, shoes and accessories. To find out more about Remedy, turn to page 18.

Melissa’s outfit is from Remedy. Photos by Red Carpet Studios.

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Meet Us at T he Center LINO BELLA- Stop by for refreshments and receive a gift with $25 purchase! Merle Norman- Purchase any two Merle Norman products and receive a bonus gift; Drawing; 10% off all purses and jewelry; Refreshments

Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t miss our kickoff of the holiday season! Lincoln Centerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Holiday Open House returns Sunday, November 11th, 11:00 am â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 5:00 pm. Enjoy holiday dĂŠcor, store promotions and sales, live musical entertainment and other wonderful seasonal surprises. Our beautiful tree will be up and decorated and Santa is making his first appearance of the season. Just for visiting Santa children will receive cookies, a candy cane and special holiday activity book and stickers. Enjoy train and carriage rides, and live reindeer too! Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t forget your camera to capture the special moments. Be sure to bring your Christmas shopping list with you. Our stores have great selections of gifts for everyone on your list. Hereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s happening that day in some of our stores: Best Wishes- Head into your â&#x20AC;&#x153;store for all occasionsâ&#x20AC;? for Swiss Diamond pan demonstrations (11am â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 3pm) and receive 10% off all Swiss Diamond; Free gift with Department 56 purchase (one per customer); Free gift with your $25 or more Kitchen Side purchase (one per customer). Draperâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s & Damonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s- Save $25 on your purchase of $100 or save $60 on your purchase of $200, plus receive a beautiful onyx necklace as your gift with either of the qualifying purchases. FINA- Refreshments and Calleen Cordero shoe, belt and handbag trunk show Flair Boutique- 15% off everything Legacy Antiques & Interiors- 20% off entire store (excluding Christopher Radko); Drawing for a Christopher Radko ornament; Refreshments


Remedy- Enjoy refreshments and enter to win a $100 gift certificate. Sassy Pants- 10% off everything Theadora- Cookies, cocoa and 10% off everything Zuesters- Come enjoy hot drinks, treats and LIL ELVES giveaways with 10% off the entire store (excluding uniforms). $ 1 0 0 A D AY G I V E AWAY Spend $25 or more at your favorite participating store and enter to win a $100 Lincoln Center gift card. Winners will be chosen daily November 11th â&#x20AC;&#x201C; December 19th. No limit to how many times you can enter or win. Good luck! SEGALE BROTHERS CHRISTMAS TREES RETURN TO LINCOLN CENTER Stocktonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s premiere provider of Christmas trees is returning this month to Lincoln Center South, where they first began selling trees more than 50 years ago. The first trees will be available for sale the day after Thanksgiving. B L A C K F R I D AY Yes, yes, yes! The biggest shopping day of the year is almost here! Come to Lincoln Center for a day of great shopping, delicious dining and live music on Friday, November 23rd. Santa will be here from 12:00 to 4:00 pm. You can pick up your Christmas tree at Lincoln Center South at the Segale Brothers tree lot, then shop for dazzling ornaments!

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Meet Us at T he Center Give the gift of warmth this holiday season by donating a new or gently used coat at the following locations: American Hearing Aids- Donate a coat and receive a free pack of hearing aid batteries Artesian Natural Foods Best Wishes Flair Boutique- Donate a coat and get 20% off a new one Parkwoods Cleaners Podesto’s Market, Deli & Bakery Remedy- Donate a coat and get 20% off a new one Theadora- Donate a coat and get 10% off a new one The UPS Store Village Cleaners- Donate a coat and get one coat cleaned for half price (excluding leather, one per customer) Zuesters- Donate a coat and get 20% off a new one

Come out to Lincoln Center on Saturday, December 8th and Saturday, December 15th for our Food Drives in front of Trader Joe’s and Podesto’s. We’ll be collecting food from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm and everything will be donated to the Emergency Food Bank of San Joaquin. We’ll take any non-perishable food items. Hope to see you there! This November 24th is a big day for everyone at Lincoln Center. It’s the 3rd Annual Small Business Saturday, when people across the country come out and shop to support their favorite local businesses. Santa will be on the Brick Walk from 12:00 to 4:00 pm and there will be free carriage rides for the kids from 1:00 to 3:00 pm. Come out to support your local businesses!

Coats can be donated November 11th – December 19th, and will be given to the Women’s Center-Youth and Family Services and Salvation Army.

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Meet Us at T he Center Luke became an inveterate collector. “If there was a new piece, she bought it,” said Wick.

During two decades of Holiday Seasons, crowds pressed against the windows of a Benjamin Holt Drive garage to view Lyall A. Luke’s snow village.

The snow village outgrew space after space, until it finally migrated to the garage, whose door was retrofitted with new windows for public viewing. Luke set the village up each year as a labor of love, according to Wick, owner of The Muddy Paw.

Beginning November 11th, Lincoln Center North will be home to the display, which promises to rekindle old memories and spark new recollections. “She loved Christmas and did the display for the purist of reasons: to give joy,” explained Luke’s daughter, Jill Wick, who has reconstructed the village in her mother’s memory. Luke passed away in 2005. The snow village is something of a study in contrasts: a grand landscape in miniature form. The main, three-tier display sits behind 40 feet of storefront glass (the old Campbell’s in the Village location) – a medley of city, villages, farms, snow country and other locales all rendered in tiny detail. The scenes depict old-fashioned farms and modern national retailers. Symbols of Americana are portrayed along with major city landmarks. Its places are populated by people, pets and production animals. Trains chugs around tracks; gondolas sway; a porch swing moves in an imaginary breeze. Decorated pine trees and lit houses abound. The effect is mesmerizing. “My kids were just completely taken in. They wanted to stay for hours,” remembers Stockton resident Jana Wunsch, who also saw the snow village as a child. Her family plans to relive these memories at the Center. Luke’s collection began with Department 56’s Original Snow Village, introduced in 1976. Since then, the Minnesota giftwares company has added other villages, some of which include year-of-production pieces, licensed pieces and an extensive array of accessories.


“People don’t get the detail of the work,” she said. Each of hundreds of pieces is unpacked from its own box and thoughtfully positioned; strings of lights are individually affixed with tacky wax; and an intricate network of cords and outlets powers the whole fantastic world. Wick has embraced that work with the help of friends and family, including her 9-year-old son Jack. “It’s very personal. I put it up to honor my mother and so Jack could see how much she loved Christmas and gave to the community,” Wick said. “This year, we can all experience that again.”

What: Snow Village Display Where: Lincoln Center North When: November 11th – January 6th Honoring: Lyall A. Luke Optional donation: Hospice of San Joaquin

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Special Feature Favorite Thanksgiving Traditions


ith Thanksgiving right around the corner, we took the opportunity to ask merchants around Lincoln Center what some of their favorite Thanksgiving traditions are. Whether you spend the day focused on football, family or foodâ&#x20AC;Ś our merchants enjoy the Thanksgiving holiday as well! According to Roman philosopher Cicero: â&#x20AC;&#x153;A thankful heart is not only the greatest virtue, but the parent of all other virtuesâ&#x20AC;?. We all have a lot to be thankful for, and five of our merchants shared their favorite Thanksgiving traditions, and gave us a peak into the holiday at their households.

What is your favorite Thanksgiving tradition? Marie Cottman Pacific Compounding Pharmacy & Consultations A: â&#x20AC;&#x153;My favorite Thanksgiving tradition is getting our whole family together. My three siblings and I rotate houses each year, and we have over 22 family members (spanning four generations) at the table every year! We also have the tradition of being thankful that we all really like each other!â&#x20AC;? Debbie Bond American Hearing Aids A: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Every year, my family goes around the table and says what theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re thankful for. There is always some laughter, some â&#x20AC;&#x153;awesâ&#x20AC;?, and sometimes, even some tears.â&#x20AC;? Dr. Edward Graham, DDS A: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Getting together with my family and my wife Saliâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s family for a day of food and relaxation. Being grateful for all that has been given to me and my family.â&#x20AC;?

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Bobby Page Village Barber A: â&#x20AC;&#x153;We gather as a family, love on each other and spend time together. We remind ourselves of how thankful and grateful we are. We are thankful for our business and great customers.â&#x20AC;? Kindra Nunez & Shaina Pijl Zuesters A: â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have Thanksgiving breakfast every year together. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s like having Payters at home!â&#x20AC;?

Special Feature Thoughts on Shopping Local… By Julie Van Noate of Best Wishes


all is in the air! Holiday Open House is around the corner and Christmas will be sneaking up on us in no time.

It’s an exciting and challenging time for all of us at Best Wishes... getting the store ready for the holidays and our loyal shoppers. A time to give thanks to each and every one of you that recognizes the importance of shopping at your local “Brick and Mortar” locally owned businesses. We have the pleasure of calling so many of you friends... we have watched kids in strollers in years past now push their own children through our store. Birth Announcements are now Wedding Invitations...we rejoice in new babies and cry at funerals. We would have not known many of you if it weren’t for you choosing to come to our little store. It’s you that helps us support our family and the families of the six people we employ. Your decision to shop locally puts food on our tables, puts our kids through college, and enables a little girl to take ballet. In turn, each of those families has the ability to then support other local stores and the local causes they believe in. All of which creates tax dollars so desperately needed in our community. The Internet makes it easy to push a button in our PJs but it doesn’t help the local economy. We must support each other more than ever right now. Small businesses are closing all too often because I think sometimes we forget the big picture. Your loyal support also enables us to contribute to the many worthy causes we are asked to help on a daily basis. We could not donate to the many charities that so many of you are dedicated to. YOU make that possible by choosing to shop with us and the other local merchants that I know continue to support great causes in this tough economy. So, thank you again for making the effort to choose us, your local businesses, and in turn support the causes that are important to you and our communities. Happy Holidays!

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elissa Flores sought out a remedy after Campbellâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s in the Village closed in July. By September 20th, Melissa had found her Remedy in Lincoln Center with her own store. With a clean look, menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s and womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s apparel, accessories, shoes, purses and jewelryâ&#x20AC;Ś Remedy has it all! In 1999, Melissa began working at Campbellâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s and covered different departments for people who were out for the day. She eventually found her home in the juniorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s department and became the buyer for juniorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s. It was at Campbellâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s where she fell in love with purchasing, designing displays and finding the perfect fit for her customers. What started as her dream in college at Sacramento State while studying to get her bachelorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s degree in Apparel Marketing and Design became a reality after her longtime employment in Lincoln Center. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I want to continue serving my previous customers and new customers with the same quality customer service and products that I was carrying at Campbellâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;sâ&#x20AC;?, stated Flores. Looking for high quality fashion at affordable prices? Remedy offers a large selection of clothing for men and women- mothers AND daughters. Currently, about 80% of the brands she offers were available at Campbellâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s and she has added new favorites to the list. Miss Me, Lucy Love, JAG Jeans, Volatile, Rock Revival and Paige denim for men are just some of the brands youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll find at Remedy. Remedy offers unique jewelry too! Melissa is a Stella & Dot stylist; she has beautiful Stella & Dot jewelry on display and hosts parties after hours to do exclusive shopping. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the perfect party for you and your girlfriends looking to do a little shopping together! With the help and support of many people, Melissa has created a comfortable atmosphere with Remedy. Her long-time boyfriend Paul Riggio helped her open her own store in less than two months. Along with the support of their daughter Zoee and Erin Riggio helping to design the interior of the store, Remedy is complete! Melissa also brought along Campbellâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s bookkeeper Myrna Harjo to join her at the new store. Stop into Remedy, congratulate Melissa, and spoil yourself in our newest Lincoln Center store.

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Community Briefs Sierra Middle School Celebrated National Bullying Prevention Day Sponsored by Lincoln Center


range abounded on October 10th when Sierra Middle School students and staff donned the color orange in honor of National Bullying Prevention Day. “The End of Bullying Begins with Me!” was the powerful and compassionate message of the day as students were encouraged by Principal Terry Asplund to sign a petition pledging to do their part to create a school climate of peaceful co-existence. The day, designed to raise awareness and facilitate unity among Sierra Middle School students, was sponsored by Lincoln Center and Dream Seams Sewing Academy for Children. The generous donations from the two organizations provided students with a compelling, informational brochure, orange “Unity” wristbands, posters throughout the campus and a bright orange banner that set the tone when welcoming students to school on Wednesday.

In addition to providing students with “facts and stats” about bullying, Principal Asplund’s address presented the concept of becoming a “defender” versus a “bystander,” encouraging students to stand up and speak out when witnessing bullying. Coordinated by local grass-roots volunteer group, Parents for Peace, Unity Day also served as an opportunity to engage students in a dialogue about the true impact of bullying from the perspectives of both the target and the bully. Teachers facilitated classroom presentations and engaging and insightful discussions echoed from classrooms throughout the campus. Heartily embraced by Principal Asplund and his entire teaching and support staff; Unity Day at Sierra Middle School hopes to become an annual tradition. Originally created by the national nonprofit organization, what started as a one-week event has evolved into a month-long nationwide effort that encourages entire communities to take an active role in the bullying prevention movement.


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In T he Center September 27, 2012

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Don’t forget to sign up for the 8th annual Run Against Hunger on Thanksgiving Day!


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Donate 2 non perishable items on November 19th, 20th or 21st and receive a 15% discount on your entire purchase at Fleet Feet Stockton. Help us stuff the Brooks car and let’s reach our goal of 5000 lbs this year. All food items will be donated to the Emergency Food Bank & Family Services. Help those in our community that need a helping hand. ­Ó䙮ʙxӇ£{{ÈÊUÊÜÜÜ°viiÌviiÌÃ̜VŽÌœ˜°Vœ“ ÓÇÇʈ˜Vœ˜Ê i˜ÌiÀÊUÊ-̜VŽÌœ˜]Ê ʙxÓäÇ


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Home Decor & Gifts Your Holiday Table Made Easier... By Leila Bibi of LINO BELLA


remember many past holidays with trepidation because I had attempted to do and create too much. I was so exhausted by my own disorganization that I missed all the fun. These days I have brought my holiday festivities to more realistic expectations. I am much more organized and last minutes changes do not frazzle me as much as they used to during the holiday season. I just need a good to do list and do not need to reinvent the wheel every holiday and come up with new ideas for decorating the house or the holiday dinner table. Recycled menus and decorating ideas are perfectly ok with a little tweaking. Autumn is the time of year when we start to yearn for coziness and home, and of course Thanksgiving when friends and family gather together around a beautiful table and an array of foods to warm our body. Natural tones and saturated colors are the soul of the Thanksgiving table and celebrate the seasonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s bright foliage. The best tables showcase what the essence of this season is all about, using natural elements such as leaves and classic accessories. Little flower vases, individual salt and pepper shakers, Michael Aram pieces, candy or nut dishes, votives and candlesticks are great accessory pieces that finish a table. I love layering; using a tablecloth or placemats and beautiful chargers, with ethnic or antique glassware and horn handle silverware for this time of year. Take advantage of the inexpensive faux foliage and combine it with real leaves in a casual free form autumnal centerpiece in urns, bowls and platters. To choose a container for foliage, always keep in mind texture and material. Metal, wood, horn, tortoise, earthenware pottery or baskets are always good choices. Stay away from cut crystal containers and use dark green, amber or garnet color glass instead. Create a spilled out cornucopia look with clusters of vegetables in threes or fours and scatter votives around.


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Home Decor & Gifts By the time Christmas rolls around people are stuffed and ready for a change of pace. Bring a little more formality and glamour to your home during the Christmas season with rich deep colors by using berries and fruits in a beautiful family heirloom. If you haven’t done so already, Christmas is the time to break out the fine china and silverware for your Christmas table. Candles and a dramatic centerpiece can illuminate your silverware on the table. I always tend to go for volume over variety with my dining centerpieces. An oversized bouquet of holly or pine is much more effective than the same size in a variety of mixed greens or florals. For a grand statement, line up small pots of miniature Poinsettias or small Pine Trees down the middle of the dinner table and surround them with evergreens or holly and votives. If using fresh flowers, fill vases first with cranberries or kumquats and then add water and arrange flowers in complementary shades. Christmas reminds me of glowing candles, shining metallics and gleaming crystal. I can smell the fragrance of balsam, pine and fir in the air. Nest candles and Agraria diffusers are a few of my favorite companies that offer fragrant Christmas scents. Holiday tables can be made easy with a vision and usage of some old tricks! I wish all of you a very happy, HEALTHY AND PROSPEROUS holidays.

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HOME DÉCOR & GIFTS Aaron Brothers Best Wishes C.R. Porter Home Décor Legacy Antiques & Interiors Lino Bella Silveria’s Flowers & Gifts

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M E D I C A L & P RO F E S S I O N A L S E RV I C E S Advanced Physical Therapy* American Hearing Aids Anna Wolff’s Alterations & Tailoring* Benkle, Dr. David (Optometrist) Edward Jones Investments* Farmers & Merchants Bank* Graham, Edward D.D.S Lincoln Center Marketing Association* Muddy Paw* Otani, Steven D.D.S Pacific Compounding Pharmacy Parkwoods Cleaners Pontius, Dr. Michael (Optometrist) SASS! Public Relations* Sims-Grupe Management* State Farm Insurance* Sylvan Learning Center Tate Diagnostic, Inc. Venetian Pet Hospital Village Cleaners

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ITâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S A DIESTEL BIRD! Since 1949, the Diestel Family has been growing turkeys on their family farm in Sonora. Today the tradition continues to offer you premium broad-breasted turkeys that your guests will remember. Tender and juicy with that old-fashioned flavor, Diestel Turkeys are delivered directly to you from the family farm. Diestel Turkeys are fed an all-natural diet of the finest grainsâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;corn and soy, given extra time to grow, and the special care they need to be the best tasting turkey. Order early for best selection.

PODESTOâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S DELI TRAYS Simply the finest... Vegetable Trays Seafood Trays Relish Trays Cheese Trays Meat Trays Cookie Trays

DIETZ & WATSON PREMIUM SPIRAL CUT HONEY-GLAZED HAMS Absolutely the most flavorful ham! Spiral cut for easy serving and beautiful presentation. Order early. Limited supply.


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November 2012  

Lincoln Center Chronicle - Stockton's First Class Dining & Premiere Shopping. Issue Includes: Holiday Open House, Sunday November 11th, 11a...

November 2012  

Lincoln Center Chronicle - Stockton's First Class Dining & Premiere Shopping. Issue Includes: Holiday Open House, Sunday November 11th, 11a...