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Holiday plants rooted in tradition

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(ARA) - Each Christmas decorated trees, twinkling lights and familiar carols take center stage in creating a festive holiday atmosphere. Certain plants play key roles as well: church altars banked with poinsettias, mistletoe hung over doorways, and holly adorning floral arrangements. Ironically, the histories of most Christmas plants have pagan roots (pardon the pun!), some dating back to the druids in the 13th and 14th centuries. Yet over the centuries they evolved into beloved Christian symbols. Dr. Charles Aling, professor of history at Northwestern College, St. Paul, Minn., explains that Christmas plants such as holly, ivy, mistletoe and poinsettia became Christmas favorites due in part to their bright colors and evergreen properties. “Both the pagans and Christians saw these plants as bringing light and color into the season.” Holly —Holly’s ability to look good in both winter and summer certainly helped its position in folklore, Aling explains. Representing immortality and seen as a good omen, holly was considered sacred by the ancient Romans and used as a gift during the festival of Saturnalia. Gradually, holly became a Christmas symbol as Christianity became the dominant religion. Because the holly leaf has sharp, pointy edges, Christians see the holly representing Jesus’ crown of thorns and the red berries representing the blood He shed on the cross. Ivy —Aside from the familiar carol, “The Holly and the Ivy,” the

ivy vine doesn’t have quite the Christmas tradition as mistletoe and holly, Aling says. It was associated with Bacchus the Roman god and thought to bring good luck, fun and ecstatic happiness. Because ivy symbolized prosperity and charity, it became associated with Christmas, a time to celebrate the rich rewards of life yet remember the less fortunate. Mistletoe — Legend explains that the tears of Scandinavian goddess Frigga saved her son after he was shot with an arrow made of mistletoe. When she ordered mistletoe never again be used to harm others, she made it a symbol of peace and love. It was also hung over doorways to ward off evil and bring happiness, health and good luck, and kissing under the mistletoe was thought to increase the possibility of marriage in the upcoming year. Poinsettias — “While most Christmas plants date back several hundred years to Europe and the Mediterranean,” Aling points

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Lots of interesting things are happening at Birkenstock, not the least of which are several fresh designs as well as two new women’s dress boot styles — a first for the company known for its rounded, sculpted footwear.The Garda ($230), a knee-high boot offered in either chestnut or black, and the Livorno ($230), a mid-calf boot in either dark brown or black, are both all leather and feature Birkenstock’s famous comfort footbed. Released earlier this year are several casual footwear items known for comfort and style. Taking on a nautical theme is the Sausalito ($140) clog, an innovative deck style with top-loop stitching and crafted with durable, soft glove leather. It comes in navy with a navy/white rubber sole and brown or garnet, each with a two-color resin/white rubber sole. There are literally hundreds of style from which to choose for men, women and children, and there’s sure to be something to please someone on your holiday list. For more information, to locate a retailer or receive a current catalog, call 1-800-7611404 or visit the company’s web site at Garda www.birkenstock.com

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out, “the poinsettia is a relatively recent Christmas symbol based in the Western world.” Native to Mexico and cultivated by the Aztec Indians, the poinsettia is named after Joel Roberts Poinsett, first U.S. Ambassador to Mexico, who imported it from Mexico in 1828. After the Spanish conquest and the introduction of Christianity, the poinsettia found a place in Christmas rituals. The legend of the poinsettia tells of a poor village boy in Mexico who wanted to give the Holy Child a gift, but had no money. In desperation, he picked some weeds on his way to church to leave as his gift. He prayed to God to help him show his love and God answered by turning the weeds into a beautiful star-shaped flower with bright red leaves. The poinsettia has been a Christmas symbol ever since signifying how Jesus meets the needs of His believers. Even though most Christmas plants are short-lived, basic care helps them last through the holiday season. A poinsettia can last for weeks beyond the holidays when placed in indirect sunlight at least six hours a day,” he explains. “Keep it away from cold drafts and excessive heat. Water when it feels dry, and after the blooming season use an all-purpose fertilizer once a month.” Beilby adds that the belief that poinsettias are poisonous is a misconception. Scientific evidence of the plant’s safety is ample and well documented. Poinsettias are actually helpful in removing pollutants from indoor air.

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Time management gifts

Do you know some who is always late? Perhaps the gift of an alarm clock will be just the TIC-ket.

An important part of making the most of everyday is simply getting up on time, which becomes even more difficult as the days grow shorter. It is especially hard for children who have been free of routine for the entire summer. A reliable alarm clock is a must for every member of the family. “Since everybody wakes up in a different way, there are a wide variety of alarm designs to fit every wake-up routine,” according to Steve Horovitz, General Manager of the clock division of the Chaney Instrument Company, a leading US clock company which markets Acu-Rite alarm clocks. There are simple alarms that have big, easy-to-read numbers for those who have a hard time seeing in the morning and clock radios for those who like to wake up gently to music. Key-wound alarms are great for traditionalists who find the gentle tic-tock of a key-wound

alarm soothing and the bell ring just loud enough. And then there are very loud alarms, like the Alert that has a 90- to 100-decibel buzzer, for those who need to be shaken from their beds. Acu-Rite’s Legato has a built-in night light for a little light in the room at night. TheVerve has a hidden dial that is easy to read in the dark and easy-to-gripsetting knobs on the back for those whose fingers are not so nimble.

even self-adjust for Daylight Saving Time twice a year. So, when that time comes, you know that you have one clock in the house that has the right time and one less task to perform. Learn to say “no.” According to “Time Management and Family Issues,” this is the single most important thing a busy person can do to make the best use of their time. We are all asked to do many more things than we could ever havetime for. It is important to be selective. For more information about clocks that will help For more tips on organizing your time visit the following web sites: organizedhome.com; ivillage.com; iamnext.com;embark.com; monster.com; family.org.

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The period between Thanksgiving and New Years is often a constant stream of holiday entertaining. Whether you’re hosting a party, or just want to get the house in order for friends and family, now is the best time to get your home sparkling for the season. The secret is in the details. There are many surprisingly easy ways to make —and keep—our home looking great for guests. These are just a few changes that can take your home from fine to fabulous: q Fresh flowers and plants - Fill your home with poinsettias and greens to add seasonal color. q Scented candles - Appeal to the senses with an inviting aroma of holiday scents. q Minimize the clutter - don’t allow TOO many holiday treasures to take over your house! q Display heirlooms - Bring out family ornaments or keepsakes for added charm (and conversation pieces!) q Crisp table linens - Show guests it is truly a special occasion with festive fabrics. q Clean carpet - After all, what good is a beautifully decorated home if a distracting stain is on the floor? If you consider carpet your home’s “base,” then once your carpet looks good, other details will follow. An easy way to keep your carpet looking good longer is by cleaning and protecting it from spills and stains. The Bissell ProHeat Pro-Tech™ deep cleaning system adds Scotchgard™ protector while it cleans.

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rchaeological evidence indicates that copper was used for decorative purposes as far back as 10,000 years ago. For the ancient Egyptians, copper was the symbol of eternal life. Perhaps it’s that timeless appeal that makes copper so perfect for the garden. “Copper is becoming extremely popular in the garden. It blends well with wood, stone, and almost any color, and develops a beautiful patina after several years of use,” said Liz Lawrence, a merchandising manager at Gardener’s $49.95 Supply, a national gardening company based in Burlington, Vermont. This year there are several new and exclusive copper products being offered by Gardener’s Supply. Japanese gardeners have used rain chains - called kusari doi - for centuries to direct water from rooftops to plants or rain barrels. Gardener’s Supply has created an updated Lily Rain Chain with five copper lilies in a three-section chain that hangs from your roof. The Copper Lily SprinAbove: Artisan-made kler is a work of art for the copper vessel adds a garden. It stands 38” tall, decorative touch to and waters a 30’ foot circle house and garden. Right: (more than 700 square feet) Copper lamp makes with a fine spray as gentle high style affordable. as spring rain. Below: life-like lily never $19.95 The life-like Copper Lily fades Sculpture looks great in $59.95 any flower bed or as an accent in an outdoor room. You can even place a tea light in the bloom for subtle evening light. ($59.95) New this year is an artisan-made gleaming copper watering can with a distinctive Old World charm making it as ornamentas as it is useful. It delivers a strong flow to water flowers and foliage thoroughly. Hand-hammered copper with brass accents, lacquered to preserve its shine. Holds one gallon. ($49.95) Another delightful copper option is an oil lamp pairing the elegance of Danish design with the flawless workmanshiop of European artisans. Easy to fill from the top, it burns five hours on one filling and includes a snuffer ($19.95). For more ideas about decorating your garden, call 1-800-955-3370 for a free catalog, or visit our web site at www.gardeners.com. America’s Gardening Resource Inc., 128 Intervale Road, Burlington, Vermont 05401 Phone: 802-660-3500, Fax: 802-660-3501, Web: www.gardeners.com

Fake tree? You’re not alone... (KRT) For centuries, the only acceptable Christmas trees came out of the groun, but as the world industrialized in the 1800s, manufacturers realized that they could be made of almost anything: feathers, plastic, porcelain, metal, even rubber. Liberace so adored his black-lacquered, crystal-and-mirror decorated tree that he displayed it year-round at his Malibu condominium. Here are some significant moments in the evolution of the artificial Christmas tree: § Late 1800s. The first artificial trees — made of dyed goose or turkey feathers — appear in Germany.

§ 1930s. New York-based Standard Cellophane and Novelty begins marketing cellophane trees. § 1940s. World War II halts the importation of German feather trees. § 1950s. American companies produce trees made of paper, wire, cloth and visca, a synthetic straw. § 1960s. Aluminum, spun fiberglass, three-ply vinyl, and flocked trees become popular, especially in shades not found in nature. § 1970s-1980s. Realistic-looking trees made of lightweight plastic, silk or silk-like material become the industry standard. § 1990s. The nostalgia boom creates renewed interest in the artificial trees of yesteryear.

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s you trim the tree and deck the halls, have you ever wondered why you are doing it? How did these customs get started and what do they symbolize? Although your holiday decorating taste may not reflect your Grandmother’s or even your Mother’s style, tradition is part of this holiday, more than any other. So before you hang your chili pepper string of lights and your fiber optic Christmas tree, consider the history of the Christmas tree and the ornaments we hang on it. Perhaps no symbol of the season is more widely recognized than the Christmas tree. Queen Victoria’s German husband, Prince Albert, is credited with introducing the Christmas tree to England in the 1840s. Wanting to emulate the royal family, people began to adopt the custom and it soon became popular. Some historians trace the origin of the Christmas tree to an even earlier period. Even before the Christian era, trees and boughs were used for ceremonies. Egyptians, in celebration of the winter solstice, brought green date palms into their homes as symbols of life triumphing over death. Likewise, when the

Romans observed the feast of Saturn, part of the ceremony was the raising of an evergreen bough, and centuries ago in Great Britain, the Druids used evergreens during mysterious winter solstice rituals. The Druids considered holly and mistletoe symbols of eternal life and placed evergreen branches over doors to keep away evil spirits. The urge to add sparkle to the tree started early -- Martin Luther, in the 16th century, is credited as being the first person to put candles on a tree, and the first electrically lighted Christmas tree appeared in 1882. In Victorian times, people had already started decorating trees with cakes, fruit and small gifts that were hung on the branches with ribbon. In 1880, Woolworth’s first sold manufactured Christmas tree ornaments, and they caught on very quickly. Swarovski, the largest manufacturer of full cut crystal, offers ornaments that add glamour and elegance to any tree. The 2002 Annual Edition Ornament, the 12th in the holiday collectibles series, is a stunning crystal snowflake design with 162 facets that create a brilliant kaleidoscope effect.

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here’s no better time than the holidays to take great photos. Not only does Samsung Camera suggest the new Maxima Zoom 105ti QD camera as the perfect gift, but the company also offers these helpful tips to ensure that your holiday’s photos will be most memorable. Contrary to popular belief, it’s not necessary to have the kids say “Cheese” when you want to capture that perfect photo. Lining up the kids and asking them to say “Cheese,” more than likely, will give you a shot of a goofy smile and lots of teeth. Some of the best photos tend to be “candid” photos, when the subject is unsuspecting. But, how do you get an unposed informal photograph? Samsung camera offers these six holiday photo tips:  Make sure your gift has an “Open me first” tag on it.  Make sure the camera contains a battery and film.  Make sure your camera is in an accessible place.  If you see a situation where you feel like saying: “Isn’t that cute” – that’s the time to quietly reach for the camera.  Position yourself on the same level as the subject so that you’ll be able to capture the facial expression. For example, if a child is opening a gift, you’ll want to capture the expression just as the child discovers the contents.  Call out the person’s name. In order to get a great unsuspecting shot of a child opening a gift, or playing with a pet or a toy, simply call the child’s name and the natural instinct will be for the child to look up and towards you. Snap! The perfect photo. The Samsung Maxima Zoom 105ti QD camera – with a 38-105 Samsung High Definition lens - is the perfect camera for taking holiday photos. Affordably priced between $79.99 - $99.99, the fully automatic lens shutter camera, is housed in a stylish aluminum camera body. Features include continuous, portrait, bulb, landscape and infinity shooting modes. There is a fill-in flash and flash-off feature as well as a red-eye reduction function and a 10second self-timer. For more information call 1-800-SNAPSHOT or visit Samsung Camera at www.sam sungcamerausa.com. Samsung Opto-Electronics America, Inc. (Samsung Camera) is located in Secaucus, New Jersey.

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Dog-opoly is a tail-wagging good time. Buy your favorite dogs, arranged around the board from Chihuahua to Great Dane. You may become the proud owner of the neighborhood butcher shop or the ever popular fire hydrants! Buy Dog Houses and trade them in for Big Bones. Collect $200 every time you pass Go Fetch!...or pay $200 because you have fleas! Dog-opoly is a game that celebrates our fabulous four-legged friends. Fun for family and friends. The perfect gift for any dog lover.

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Cat-opoly is a feline frenzy of fun! Buy your favorite cats such as the Tonkinese, the Ragdoll, the Abyssinian, the Sphinx or the Maine Coon. Land on Catnip and collect everything in the center of the board. Collect Litter Boxes and trade them in for Fish Bones. You may have to pay dog tax to get past the neighborhood bully, a spike collared bulldog, or worst of all, you may fall in the water and be out for three turns. Cat-astrophic!...there’s nothing madder than a wet cat! Cat-opoly is great fun for family and friends. A perfect gift for all cat lovers!

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land, water, food and clean air that all animals need to survive — and trades them in for a Habitat where an animal can survive on its own. Flip over the Animal Certificates and you’ll find several fun facts about each animal. Did you know a polar bear has coal-black skin? Or that a flamingo is pink because it eats shrimp? How about the fact that a giraffe hoof is the size of a large dinner plate? It’s all fun and games until you land on HIDE FROM PREDATOR... then it’s time to run to HIDING and you’re out for 3 turns! So grab your token and advance to EXPLORE. Who knows? You may become the caretaker of a two ton rhino. Or you might get fleas! Whatever Happens... It’s howling good fun! IT’S WILD! All are for ages 8 and up, 2 to 6 players.

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(ARA) - When it comes to holiday shopping, men and women are alleged to be very different. The conventional wisdom is women shop and men buy. Most women spend time carefully planning their purchases and do their shopping over a period of time. Many men, on the other hand, wait until the very last minute and often end up choosing whatever happens to be on display that day. Not usually a successful strategy for getting the right gift. For those who are anticipating the upcoming holiday shopping season with fear and trepidation, the Retail Council of Canada offers some holiday shopping survival tips for men.  Start shopping now so you don’t have to get something at the last minute. (Lastminute power shopping is not a sport).  Take advantage of gift-wrapping services to save time and aggravation (and to make a good impression).  Before shopping for clothes for your significant other, check for her preferred sizes, colors, fabrics and brands. (Important: when in doubt, buy the smaller size.)

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Washable leather a great gift

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cholarly instruction isn’t the only kind of education going on at colleges and universities across the country. Students can also learn some of those standard, time-tested college “tricks of the trade” in order to make studying, dorm and apartment living much easier and more convenient. The following must-have items should be at the top of every college- bound student’s packing list to help maximize living and study space and eliminate unnecessary stress: 1. Stackable crates — One of the most familiar college space-saving techniques, crates can be used as shelving to store anything from clothing to non-perishable foods and can be found in a variety of colors and sizes, to match any personality or decor. 2. Highlighters — Make studying much easier. Try the Duck® brand Drylighter™; it highlights accurately and erases easily with a traditional pencil eraser, so books look as good as new when selling them back at the end of the semester. 3. Shower tote — Keep items like shampoo, razors and shaving cream organized with a shower tote like the Duck brand Large Tote. This makes for easy storage and quick access.

4. Shower shoes —Students can avoid bacteria and other germs in community bathrooms and showers by wearing shower shoes. Try using a pair of flipflops or water shoes. 5. Space saving supplies — Instead of taking up desk space with a huge tape dispenser, purchase a smaller version, like the Duck brand Multi-Mount™. It can adhere to any smooth vertical or horizontal surface, even a computer monitor. It is repositionable and won’t leave behind a sticky residue. 6. Dry-erase board — Small dry-erase boards and markers are an integral part of every college student’s social life. Using them on dorm room doors allows friends to leave messages while the student is away (studying in the library, of course). 7. Quick and easy food — Every college student needs a few key food items in their dorm rooms to satisfy those late-night hunger pains that come after hours of diligent studying. Such items as Pop-Tarts, hot chocolate, Ramen Noodles and tortilla chips and salsa are a few staples that will fulfill every student’s cravings. Many of these products will help make living in small spaces easier and more organized than ever. According to Justin Sikora, a Resident Assistant at Marquette University, “stackable items, such as crates, are a great way to save large amounts of

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space, but students can also save a little space here and there with totes and smaller versions of various supplies.” Sikora noted that not only will investing in these items organize students, but buying them ahead of time will save a lot of money. Waiting until the last minute to buy such key items at the school bookstore will create unneeded lastminute stress and will cost more than anticipated. (ARA) Convenient Duck® brand products help students, are easy to use, convenient, trendy, and visually appealing. With all of the items

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coming seasons. Of course, the appeal isn’t based only on this added feature,” he continues. “It’s also a matter of offering the right fashions.” To be sure, there are still plenty of body-conscious choices, and there’s nothing extreme about the new proportions: in on-therise styles like blouson jackets,

palette ranges from vivid shades of sea blue, grape and ruby, to the best-selling earth tone cigar, and neutrals of sand, chamois and taupe. Machine-washable leather highlights deep fashion tones like currant and brick as well as the essential black, while faux shearling is focused on traditional natural shades.

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blazers, barn coats and A-line skirts, the look is still clean and well-defined. With this comes a new and welcome note of comfort. Shoulders relax a touch, jackets loosen up, and skirts acquire an easy sense of movement. Color is also a critical element, as seen in Bernardo’s eye-catching spectrum of fashions. This season, machine-washable, machine-dryable suede is offered in a dozen new choices —over and above more than 10 previously introduced for spring. The

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(ARA) - Attention holiday shoppers: Suede and leather are coming on strong this year. From designer runways to the pages of the top fashion magazines, suede, shearling and leather have all emerged as absolute must-haves for the style-savvy. With all the choices in sihouettes and colors, there should be something for every person on your shopping list. This year’s focus on looks in suede and leather is very much a real-world phenomenon, thanks to new machine-washable styles that make these fashions easier to wear and care for. Where concerns about stains and high dry cleaning costs used to make many women think twice about adding suede and leather to their wardrobes, the latest looks turn these skins into true fashion fabrics that can be worn every day and for every occasion. Leading the way in this easycare innovation is Bernardo

Fashions. Last year, this New York-based company launched a collection of machine-washable, machine-dryable suede outerwear and sportswear, which became an immediate best seller. “Women love leather and suede,” says Bernardo president Stuart Pollack. “But traditionally, they’ve also thought of them as expensive, high-maintenance items. Now consumers have a new freedom to wear leather and suede as a practical part of their everyday wardrobes.” Retail experts have highlighted easy-care suede and leather as a particularly important trend this year. “Washability has to be seen as one of the leading edge

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Grill up a feast this holiday season (ARA) - About 85 percent of American households own a grill, and use them more than 3.1 billion times annually. In fact, more and more people are grilling all year round, and make good use of their grills during the holiday season. Fortunately, today’s grills are designed to handle the gourmet requirements of a holiday feast. Thanks to the proliferation of cooking shows and celebrity chefs, home cooks are getting more creative, experimenting with less traditional grilled foods and more varied ingredients. The following recipe from the grilling experts at Char-Broil is a good example of a dish that is simple to prepare, yet a little exotic -- perfect for holiday gatherings.

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3/4 cup orange juice concentrate Juice of one orange Minced orange zest from 1/2 orange 1 teaspoon red wine vinegar 4 teaspoons honey (more if necessary) 1 teaspoon ground coriander 2 teaspoons cornstarch dissolved in 1 tablespoon water Mix half of orange zest, oil and duck breasts. Let marinate in refrigerator for 4 to 24 hours. In a small saucepan, mix remaining zest, orange juice, orange juice concentrate, vinegar, honey and coriander. Bring to a boil and add dissolved cornstarch. Bring back to a boil (it will thicken at the same time). Remove from heat and let cool. The glaze can be made one or two days in advance. Season duck breasts liberally with salt and black pepper. Grill over high heat. As soon as the duck breast is turned the first time, bush a thick layer of

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A good read makes a great gift

If there’s one thing sure to fit, it’s a book. Knowing the likes and interests of your recipient makes it easy to find just the right topic or theme, and children are especially easy to please. Here is a sampling from a variety of publishers for your consideration.

For young readers:

The Noonday Trail - (By John Tuitel and Sharon Lamson; Cedar Tree Publishing, ages 8-12, $5.99) Book 4 in the Gun Lake Adventure Series features Johnnie Jacobson, a youth sleuth in a wheelchair, who leads a group of friends on adventures in the sleepy Michigan town of Gun Lake. This uncommon hero teaches young readers how to overcome adversity and how to treat people with disabilities. In this adventure, the first day at a new school proves to be challenging, but will it be as adventuresome as the summer was?

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ransforming your house for the holidays with a few festive touches is easy and fun, according to two interior designers who shun store-bought decorations in favor of individual creativity. “Drape folds and swags of sheer bridal voile down a stairway banister,” suggests Mary Abshier of Mary Abshier Interiors, Houston, Texas. For banisters that abut a wall at the top of the stairwell, mount a translucent green 3M spring clip with Command Adhesive to the wall next to the banister. Attach the fabric to the clip and then twist the fabric around the banister making abundant swags down the staircase. For added color, intertwine the voile with wonderful brightly colored ribbon or a garland of greens. At the bottom of the stairs, secure the fabric to the banister with a red or green bow and cut off the excess voile. The family of 3M self-adhesive devices are as helpful to the busy holiday decorator as Santa’s elves are to him. Almost any flat surface is game for the hooks, clips strips and hangers to do their work. They leave no holes, scars or traces of residue once they’re removed and can be used again year after year, with Command adhesive replacement strips. Abshier suggests mantles can also be decorated with voile or an alternative fabric. This may be a great way to use leftover material from a slipcover, pillow or drapery project to create a custom, coordinated look in family or living room. Some other ideas involve using a crocheted piano scarf for Christmas or Hanukkah or colorful African-style print cloth, for Kwaanza. To prevent the fabric from slipping, affix a horizontal row of 3M spring clips to the wall just above the mantle at intervals of from five to eight inches and secure the fabric in the clips. Spring clips come in translucent blue, green and lavender as well as solid white. Special tree ornaments or photographs of family and friends Gi from past holidays, in small frames, can be showcased in a fts “necklace” above the mantle, across a window or along the wall, either at eye-level or at chair rail height, suggests Marira beth Jemmott, ASID, of Certified Interiors, Plymouth, Mass. tc String the ornaments, one after another, along a ribbon or gold M h Ti eg cket or silver rope, leaving approximately 1/2-inch between each ab s uc G one. Depending on their size, you might need to allow a bit ks ree nm more distance between frames. Attach a horizontal row of 3M hooks to the wall or window at one-foot intervals. These come off oun ee tai H n in red, green, black, pewter, blue, vanilla and white. You can allm a r select those that match the wall color or those that deliberately kC ards contrast with it. Drape the strand across the hooks. “Traditional holiday symbols, such as a wreath, Star of David, or cluster of artificial fruit, tied with a ribbon, can be hung on doors and walls with abandon throughout the house, because self-adhesive 3M mounting devices are as easy to take Candy - Jewelry - Beverages down as they are to put up,” says Pauline Allison, brand manToys - Gifts - Food - Snacks We accept Food Stamps ager for 3M’s Command adhesive products. Hours: Monday-Saturday • 6am-8pm 3M mounting products with Command adhesive range in price 365 Sabattus Street from $1.99-$3.99 and are available through hardware and decoLewiston, ME rating stores, discount and office supply chains. 782-6655

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tells the fable of a baby buffalo, born to the leaders of the buffalo nation, who is colored like a calico kitten. The Calico Buffalo is the story of this buffalo nation’s journey to find what should be done with so unusual a child and of one nation’s journey toward tolerance, acceptance and enlightenment. Climbing Your Family Tree - Online and Off-Line Genealogy for Kids (By Ira Wolfman, Workman Publishing, soft cover, $13.95, includes The Official Ellis Island Handbook) Eleven yearold Jessical Pearlman began researching her family history and was astonished to find one of her ancestors was a drummer during the Civil War; Natasha Bogin, adopted from Russia when she was a baby, began her research as a third-grade project, which

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KickStart to College - (By Marian Edelman Borden; Alpha Books/Pearson Education, soft cover; $14.95) A warm, friendly guide to the pre-college years, KickStart to College helps students build the kind of academic and extracurricular record they’ll need — and still have a live. The books helps students use athletics, music, drama, art, clubs, volunteering

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Gardeners can dig all day long without strain to the wrist and forearm with the new Birds & Blooms Extend-a-Hand gardening system. This 4-in-1 tool attaches to the forearm and has a rightangled handgrip to maximize strength and leverage when using its trowel, hoe, cultivator or pruning saw attachments. The tool “lets you use the power of your entire arm, shoulder and body when working in the garden, eliminating strain on the wrist and hand,” explained inventor Joe Fornelli of Park Ridge, IL. “...We were excited that the tool even helps folks with arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome or other conditions, who find digging, planting and weeding difficult,” adds Birds & Blooms editor Joe Nowak. The heads attach securely to the easy-to-grip handle, which can be adjusted in length to fit the arm and is secured by a forearm strap. It sells for $24.99 (plus $5.95 shipping), which will be refunded if the customer is not completely satisfied. To order with a credit card, call Country Store at 1-800/558-1013 and request Item 31805. Or, send payment to Country Store, Suite 5003, P.O. Box 990. Greendale WI 53129. On the Web/ go to www.blrdsandblooms..com and click on the “Country Store” link. Please include Suite 5003 on the order form.

Decorative Painting 1-2-3 - (The Home Depot, Meredith Books, hardcover, $24.95) Everything a homeowner needs to know for painting sucess is now available with this guide. Beginning with the all-important decisions like choosing colors and selecting the right tools and materials, the book covers paint selection, prep and cleanup. Homeowners also will learn the fine points of painting basics for walls, ceilings, floors, doors, windows and trim, with additional advice on painting plastic laminate, concrete masonry and brick.

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holiday button covers, baby burp cloths or a beach towel carry-all. Included are the instructions, supplies, and the approximate length of time needed to complete the project. Recent featured projects in the sewing and quilting category have included easy Halloween costumes, a ruffled rug, and an embroidered mantel cloth with a holiday design. “Most people are more creative than they think and just need some inspiration,” says Hillert. “And in many cases it doesn’t take more time to make a gift than it does to shop for one.” Whether you are interested in creating quilts, garments or embroidered craft projects, Bernina’s newest sewing and embroidery system, the arista 200E, offers a number of innovative options. It is the first and only one of its kind that

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wornout area will be easier than ever with the help of Flower Gardening 1-2-3. This handy volume contains everything from design and planning to the critical rold of plant selections, proper planting advice and overall care. Step-bystep advice and more than 600 color photographs will inspire and inform any gardener. It even contains a comprehensive flower encyclopedia. Building Decks: Pro Tips and Simple Steps - (Stanley, Meredith Books, softcover, $16.95) Long listed among the most desired features of American homes, decks also rank among the best DIY projects for homeowners, who can easily cut the cost of any new deck in half by doing the work themselves. Deck building takes times but requires only average skills and common home tools. Sinple, detailed steps guide the reader through each project, whether it’s creating, repairing or enhancing an existing deck. All the directions are written in understandable everyday language . More than 400 photos and illustrations

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is Microsoft Windows CE-powered, and with its large color touch screen, it is easy to use. The artista 200 creative system offers the industry’s most powerful software, a CD-ROM drive, an optional modem that takes the user directly to a special site to gain more information on sewing, the ability to download embroidery designs, and an embroidery module for making personalized gifts. If you are looking for a gift for the creative person in your family, Bernina dealers carry a wide selection of books, as well as offer classes and ideas on a variety of topics. Bernina’s educational department provides instructional and inspirational support for all Bernina machines. With more than 70 optional feet and accessories, a library of licensed and nonlicensed embroidery designs for all holidays and special events, every person can create that special gift of love for a friend or family member, and every person can find a special creatve gift for that loved one who sews. So this holiday season, share a little bit of yourself with each gift by creating a holiday keepsake with a Bernina sewing machine, embroidery system or serger.(ARA) For more information about the artista 200E or other products and accessories, or to locate an authorized Bernina dealer visit www.berninausa.com.

she called a “Family Flower.” This sorts of events associated with the comprehensive, kid-friendly geneaprocess. This is more than just a “how logical primer brings together how-to to plant” guide; rather, it educates as it techniques, Internet tips, the story of entertains, explaining about organic immigration to America and true tales gardening, how climate affects what of kids and adults who have had amazcan be grown where, selecting plants ing journeys while learning about or seeds and how to protect your plants their genealogy. from pests and other dangers. There Ladybugs - Red, Fiery and Bright are also recipes for gardeners as well - (By Mia Posada, as information on how to preserve the Lerner Publishharvest for later use and a chapter on ing, Carolrhoda specialty gardening. Books, hard covFor the Do-It-Yourselfer: er, $15.95) Enter Tiling 1-2-3 - (The Home Depot, Merthe tiny world edith Books, hardcover, $24.95) Those of the ladybug who love the look and feel of tile, yet to see how these think it might be gentle little bugs behond their skills, grow into bright will now find the flying beetles information they with vivid red coats need for easy sucand shiny black spots. Did you know cess. The patient, birds don’t like the taste of these little step-by-step help critters? Sweetly rhymed throughout, found in Tiling this book of charming verse, fun facts 1-2-3 will make and beautiful illustrations provides an believers out of informative look at one of children’s doubters. Detailed color favorite backyard bugs. photographs and clear instructions Planting the Seed - A Guide to Gar- guarantee great results on more thanb dening (By Suzanne Winckler, Le80 easy-to-follow tiling projects. rner Publishing, Flower Gardening 1-2-3 - (The First Avenue Home Depot, Meredith Books, hardEditions, soft cover, $24.95) Most homeowners are cover, $7.95) The never quite satisfied with the state of author takes her their gardens. Now, creating a brand young readers new garden or reviving an old or on a trip from the grocery store NEWLY Route 4 • Turner • 225-5700 to the garden, explaining all ENED

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hat in the world should I give Mom this year? As the holidays approach, most of us are beginning to think about the list of gifts we will need to buy. We may visit the mall or look through catalogs in search of the perfect thing; but for those we are close to, the gifts that may mean the most are the ones that we create ourselves. One way to express this affection for your loved ones is to give them each a personalized gift that you have sewn or embroidered yourself. There is a whole range of products available to help you produce a distinctive project, from customized sewing systems to specialty threads to instructional books and CDs. “When you create a gift, you are giving of yourself,” says Gayle Hillert, vice president of education at Bernina of America. The Bernina company, located in Steckborn, Switzerland, produce creative and innovative sewing systems, overlockers, embroidery machines and accessories. If you are looking for inspiration and the tools to make it happen, Bernina’s Web site, www.berninausa.com, offers project ideas for every skill level and every category of sewing, including quilting, home decorating, garment sewing, crafting and embroidery. Great ideas for homemade holiday gifts, small and large, are featured in each category on the site. In the embroidery section you can learn how to make

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and summer activities to experiment and grow, as well as to build a college application that will be a true indication of their special abilities. It has an age appropriate text sensitive to the emotional, psychological and intellectual needs of teens, and it is filled with chekclists, quizzes, worksheets and time-management tips College Rules! How to Study, Survive and Succeed in College — ( By Sherrie Nist and Jodi Holschuh; Ten Speed Press; soft cover; $14.95) As seniors across the country prepare for graduation and a life beyond high school, their thoughts turn to the next challenge — college. Along with learning to cope with the laundry, the wierd roommate and finding the best way to buy football tickets, students need a practical guide to tackling the real work of college — academics! Topics include transitioning from high school to college; getting and staying motivated; becoming a well-rounded student; creating a firstrate learning environment; getting the most out of college textbooks; surviving mid-terms and finals; balancing work and play.

For anyone else:

The Zen of Organizing: Creating Order and Peace in Your Home, Career and Life - (By Regina Leeds, Alpha Books/Pearson Education, soft cover, $14.95) This book takes readers through a 3-step process guaranteed to bring peace and calm to even the most

cluttered and chaotic environments. Beginning with an understanding of the concept of time and how to manage it effectively, the autor moves readers step-by-step to help create an environment that nurtures and uplifts them. Readers will learn how to set up an office, including a no-fuss filing system; organize the kitchen; eliminate clutter from closets; overcome physical and emotional ties to chaos. Breaking the Rules of Aging - (By Dr. David Lipschitz, Lifeline Press, hardcover, $24.95) Dr. Lipschitz , affectionately known as “Dr. David” to his patients, contends that “virtually everything we have been taught about getting older is completely wrong.” Director of the renowned Reynolds Center on Aging and host of the award-winning PBS series “Aging Successfully with Dr. David,” the author explodes some of the very common myths on aging such as “thinner is better, stress tests prevent heart attacks, most people over 60 need a lot of medication, and we all get weaker and more frail with age.” Tom Crean - Unsing Hero of the Scott and Shackleton Antartic Expeditions - ( By Michael Smith, The Mountaineers Books, hard cover, $24.95) During the great age of polar exploreation, there was one man who served both Scott and Shackleton,

spent more time on the Antartic ice than either of those celebrated leaders and who was key to the survival of his party each time — a hero whose story has gone unsung. Irish-born Tom Crean was an ordinaty man of unassuming origins who achieved extraordinary things. This engaging figure never blindly followed orders yet always did what had to be done and was loyal to captain and crew in the process. How to Avoid the Mommy Trap - A Roadmap for Sharing Parenting and Making It Work - ( By Julie Shields, Capital Books Inc., 238 pages including index, $26.95) Women want to be able to have children and have a career, but they do not know how to juggle both successfully. This book outlines a plan for sharing parenting responsibilities, giving women choices in their lives and not forcing them to sacrifice either career or children. Shields, a successful Washington, D.C. attorney and mother of two interviewed marital counselors, childcare workers, negotiation experts, employers, child development experts, and parents to find out how to create a family balance. This is the first book to go beyond analysis to offer life-tested answers for men and women in

the 21st century. Full of practical and honest advice, it can change your life. Father’s Milk - Nourishment and Wisdom for the First-Time Father (By Andre Stein, Ph.D. with Peter Samu, M.D., hardcover, Capital Books Inc., 210 pages including index, $18.95) In a book that speaks directly to fathers instead of about them—two experienced dads (and doctors) explore the essence of what it means to be a “good father” today. The book instructs through stories and practical solutions how to find the path to conscious fathering. New fathers have at least as many questions and worries as new mothers. Will this be the end of my freedom? Will my child replace me in my partner’s heart? What if I turn out as rotten a father as my father was? What does it mean to be a “good father?” Written in a confident and trustworthy voice, Father’s Milk provides answers to a myriad of questions that today’s new dads ask themselves. The authors demonstrate good fathering through stories and practical advice about everyday situations. The book includes a self-administered questionnaire to evaluate the reader’s “father quotient;” i.e., how well he is prepared for the various stages of fatherhood. These and a myriad of other great books can be found or ordered through your local bookstore.

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Let us help you get ready for the Holiday season. Again, we’ll open our residence to have room for all the country and primitive merchandise and decorations. Lots of ornaments, too! Stop by and get into the spirit of Christmas.

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Homemade from the kitchen

With a little creativity, imagination and a lot less time than you think, you can spread unforgettable charm from holiday gatherings to showers, birthdays to a simple visit with friends. The bonus: Homemade is as easy on the family budget as it is delightful to receive. You can even let your recipients participate in the homemade creation by layering luscious ingredients they mix up and finish themselves. You prepare the basics for cookies and bars, seasoning mixes, beverage mixes — even tasty entrees. Then package with some creative touches like ribbon, a personalized note and simple instructions for finishing what you’ve started. Ready-to-go mixes are beautiful to look at; you can layer ingredients carefully in collector jars to create a “sand art” effect. They inspire recipients to take a break every time they use your home-assembled mixes. They can even fill a room with scents of baking Triple Chip Cookies or White Chocolate Brownies. Charming replicas of the Ball® Ideal Jar are available in a range of sizes at food retailers and specialty stores. Think you don’t have time for homemade? Sure you do!

Corn Bread Muffin Mix

1 cup buttermilk baking mix 1/4 cup cornmeal 1/4 cup sugar 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder Combine all ingredients in a large bowl. Fill

Ball® Heritage Series™ Ideal Pint Jar with mix. Secure closure. Makes one pint jar.

Triple Chip Cookie Mix

2 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon powdered vanilla 1 cup brown sugar 1/2 cup granulated sugar 1/3 cup white chocolate chips 1/3 cup butterscotch chips 1/3 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips Combine flour, baking soda, salt and powdered vanilla. Fill Ball® Heritage Series™ Quart Jar with flour mixture. Layer brown sugar and granulated sugar into jar. Combine three flavors of chips and place in jar. Secure closure. Makes one quart jar.

Leatherman’s smallest tool big on function

Squirt, the newest addition to the Leatherman Tool Group’s line of multipurpose pocket tools, hit shelves nationwide in September. Users can choose the pliersbased Squirt PS or the scissors-based Squirt S4. Squirt is the company’s smallest, most compact, multi-purpose tool to date, weighing jut under two ounces and measuring 2.25 inches in length. What a great stocking stuffer! The scissors model includes three types of screwdrivers, personal care items like tweezers and a nail file, as well as a bottle opener and knife; the pliers model also features three screwdrivers along with wire cutters, and awl and two types of files. For more information, visit www.leatherman.com.

White Chocolate Brownie Mix

1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon salt 2/3 cup cocoa 2 1/4 cups sugar 1/2 cup chopped pecans 1/2 cup white chocolate chips Combine flour, baking powder and salt. Fill Ball® Heritage Series™ Quart Jar with flour mixture. Layer remaining ingredients into jar in order listed, packing firmly after each addition. Secure closure. Makes one quart jar.

For gardeners —no more guessing! Every spring, countless gardeners and plant lovers seed their beds, planters, and pots with new annuals, perennials, herbs, and vegetables .. . and promptly forget what they put where. Fortunately, Agrimarks™, a novel idea in plant markers from Proto Part, Inc., solves this problem with ease. Rugged and weather-resistant, Agrimarks Plant Markers are reusable, clear plastic garden identification holders that take the guesswork out of gardening and, at the same time, reveal many other new possibilities for plant identification and personalization. Proto Part Agrimarks Plant Markers carry an introductory retail price of $4.99 per four-pack, enclosed in a colorful UPC-coded sleeve, shrink-wrapped and fitted with a hangtag. For More Information Contact Proto Part, Inc., 71 Pine Road. Hudson, NH 03051; Ph: 603-8836531, Fax: 603-883-1216Web: www.protopart.com; Email: Debbie@protopart.com

WHOOPIE PIES AND CRÈME HORNS Fresh baked, delicious and “Made in Maine” Delivered anywhere in the U.S. in time for the holidays or any special occasion. You remember how good they are!!! Now send some to friends and family who are from away.

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Shipped Priority Mail so they will be fresh when they arrive. Add $10.00 for shipment to Alaska and Hawaii. To place your orders early, visit our website at: www.whoopiepies.com or call 207-240-9350

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Give a billiard gift for the entire family

(ARA) - When was the last time you had a get-together at your place, sharing an activity that brings everyone to the table? Now more than ever folks are spending time with family and friends and often it’s over a game of pool. Pool does not leave anyone out. From age 6 to 86 (and beyond), everyone can play pool. Pool doesn’t discriminate by gender either —women are on an even playing field with men. It also crosses social lines — from pool hall to penthouse game room, from after school programs to senior centers and from the family game room to the factory or office break room, pool is everybody’s game. Looking for the perfect gift for the pool player in your life? The options are as rich and varied as the history of the sport. Whether you’re buying for a pro or a rank novice, there is something to fit the recipient’s taste and your pocketbook. The pool cue (or cue stick) is a vital piece of game equipment that must be kept in tip-top shape. Gifts that help maintain this all-important piece of equipment can be quite affordable, often less than $30. Maintenance kits that help to clean, condition and repair the cue are greatly appreciated. So are items such as tip picks, gloves, chalk and talc — great additions to a gift basket or affordable gifts on their own. Pool cues run the gamut from utilitarian to extravagant. Basic one-piece cues start at $25, a two-piece cue stick ranges from $65 to $300 and a top of the line custom cue can cost anywhere from $350 to $10,000. The “top shelf” specialty cues, made of exotic woods and embellished with inlays of wood, gems and stones, express the personality of the true pool aficionado. A simple phone call, and A New and UNIQUE gift shop Cue cases to transport and rest from we take care of all the s et protect the stick start at about $35 t Bask f design to delivery. Let our i G t e Specializing in Primative & Folk Art and go up from there. Colorful and business work for yours! Gourm with a one-of-a-kind collection unique billiard balls are another of Primative Dolls way to show your stripes, or solids The Grand by Annette Harmon for that matter. A set of pool balls Gourmet Basket. decorated with NFL teams, glow in Filled with gourmet treats-cookies, the dark colors, or patriotic stars chocolates, cheeses, crackers, and stripes add a dash of design mints, coffees,teas and cocoa-this gift is great for business and and color to a pool table for about personal gift giving. $200 a set. Ball polishers keep balls Nov. 29-Dec. 1 and December 13-15 Refreshments & Door Prizes smooth and balanced and triangle We offer baskets for any price range. racks perfectly align the balls for Just off the beaten path. Rt. 26 (Turn at Poland Corner Store) WE ALSO HAVE PAMPER BASKETS TO SOOTH AWAY THE STRESS OF TODAY'S clean and powerful break shots. BUSY LIFESTYLE WITH: BATH TEAS, AROMATHERAPY ITEMS, AND 195 White Oak Hill Road, Poland, ME WONDERFUL SOAPS. Prices for polishers and racks vary 207-998-8171 Open: Tues-Sun 10am-6pm greatly, but your billiard retailer 207-225-5586 or 1-866-255-5586 will help you find what’s right for you. Gifts to improve the game can also fill the bill for the person on your list. A set of practice balls, for about $30 or more, provide vivid visual feedback to help the player adjust and improve their game. Private lessons from a certified instructor, from about $50 to $100 per session, can make a noticeable “A Unique Boutique” difference in a player’s game. featuring gifts for pets Books are another popular gift Sweaters, idea and range from a basic ruleand pet lovers W book to stories about the sport’s Capes, Scarfs, SHIPMNEENT HEADS! history and heroes of the game. RIV R A T S U Gloves, Hats, J How-to videos are appreciated Start Your and range from $15 to $25. A video Christmas Bears, Fiber or DVD of classic movies such Shopping & More! as “Hustler” or “The Color of Early! 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Great gift ideas for people who need help

Is there someone on your gift list with arthritis? Someone temporarily or permanently disabled? Do you want to make their lives easier? These products from Maddock, Inc., the makers of Ableware®, might be just what you’re looking for.

available in 12-, 16-, 18- and 24-inch sizes. Suggested retail, starting at $27.32.

Star Glide™ Walker Slides

Hand Gym® Clinically tested therapeutic hand exerciser helps users improve strength, dexterity and range of motion using isometric and resistive movements while the hand is positioned for optimal functioning. Finger joints can be exercised individually or together. Effective for anyone suffering from rheumatoid arthritis or other hand ailments, including people participating in hobbies and sports who require additional hand strength and dexterity — musicians included. Comes with exercise manual. Suggested retail: $59.

Bath+Safe™ Swirl Grip Designer Grab Bars Attractive, wall-mounted grab bars with swirl grip provide a secure, non-slip grasp even when wet. Bars fea- ture diamondshaped mounting brackets to conceal the installation screws. Hardware included;

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Nylon glides for wheeled wlakers selfalign with the floor to reduce friction and allow easier movement of the walker. Simple to use and easy to install. Just remove the rubber tips from the walker legs, replace them with Star Glides and you’re ready to go. For walkers with 1-inch and 1-1/8-inch diameters; two per package. Suggested retail: $19.50

SoftCurve™ Grip Cutlery Cutlery that truly fits your hand! Attractive, soft grip cutlery is ideal for everyone, especially people with arthritis or limited hand grasp. The handles are ergonimically designed and contoured with a slight curve at the end that allows the utensils to nestle securely in your hand for a comfortable grip. Stainless steel. Dishwasher safe. Knife, fork, teaspoon and soup spoon available. Suggested retail: $9.45 each.

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Bath+Safe™ Deluxe Tub Rail

Plastic coated wire basket attaches with strips of Velcro® brand fastener to the cross bar and vertical bars of almost any walker. Features a heavy-duty clear plastic tray that is nearly indestructible. It has one large compartment, a coin or medication holder and a round compartment for a glass, can or cup. Basket measures 51⁄2 x 16 x 7-inches deep. Suggested retail: $18.

Deluxe rail measures just under 15 inches for safe and easy access into and out of the tub. Features a non-metal handle that’s easy to grasp and rubber pads that protect the tub from scratches. EAsy to install and requires no tools. Fits tubs 3-7” thick. Suggested retail: $43.90.

Roberts™ Book Holder

Adapts for left or right hand showers, this transfer bench provides easier access for people who have difficulty getting in and out of the shower. Features

Adjustable book holder offers convenient, hands-free reading. two adjustable pegs prevent pages from flipping, yet allow for easy page-turning. It will hold almost any size book, magazine, photo album, etc. at a comfortable angle and is an idea computer text aid or cookbook holder. Features a built-in handle for easy carrying and folds flat for storage. Suggested retail: $27.90.

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Help, continued from previous page EatingTool™ Eating Aid

Must have utensil for people with the use of only one hand. Unique design of the combined for and knife allows you to cut an entire meal into bite-sized pieces of just about anything — soft meats, cheeses, salads, desserts, etc. Simple to use, just press down on the food, roll to cut and twist to pick up. Easy to grip handle is dishwasher safe. For right or left hand use. Suggested retail: $3.19; bag of 25, $59.

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Two-handled transparent cup with extra wide base provides a secure grip and stability while reducing the occurrence of accidental spills. Unique, angled design provides space for nose and eye glasses while making it possible to drink with little or no neck movement. Holds 8 oz.; dishwasher safe. Suggested retail: $7.75

Family Toilet Seat

Perfect for children of varied ages, grandparents with visiting grandchildren, facilities catering to clients of all ages and day care centers, this special toilet seat features a child’s seat with a smaller opening fitted between a standard adult toilet seat and lid. The child’s seat can be removed for easy cleaning and, when not in use, it can be flipped up to rest inside the recess of the lid. Rubber bumpers under the bottom seat grip the toilet to secure the seats and eliminate wobbling. Made of durable, flexible plastic; fits all standard toilets. Suggested retail: $59.95

large, easy to tighten lever knob; fits a 1-inch diamater tube and comes with a sleeve to reduce it to fit 7/8” tubes. Suggested list: $8.75; package of 3 available.

Shower Seat w/ Arms and Back

Shower seat with removable back and arms assists in sitting or standing and makes personal hygiene easier. Features height adjustable legs from 16-21 inches in 1-inch increments, suction feet and a built-in hand-held shower spray holder. Supports up to 300 pounds. Durable. Rust proof. Suggested retail: $59.90. Other models available.

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Holds drinks securely on wheelchair, walker and rollator grames, bed rails and other tubular frames. Slitted on two sides accommodate cups with handles, can also hold glasses, cans and bottles. Accessible to left or right handed people. Clamp-n holder has

Bed rail with roomy compartment turns ordinary beds into convenient storage areas while providing support for getting in and out of bed. Adds a sense of security to people who are afraid of falling out of bed. Non-metal handle eliminates static shock that

can occur with metal bed rails and can be used for repositioning and turning in bed. Easy to install rail slides between mattress and box spring. Fits twin, full, queen and king beds. Suggested retail: $199.

Soft Touch Tuffet™ Leg Rest

At work or rest, it can be used in either of two positions — footrest or leg rest. As a footrest, the knees are ergonomically placed in a slightly bent position to alleviate back and knee pain. For people unable to bend their knees, it can be used in the leg rest position to legs remain fully extended. The Tuffet elevates tired legs and feet and reduces strain on the back and knees, easily fits between the swing-away supports of wheelchairs or under a desk. Suggested retail: $75. For additional information, contact Maddak Inc., 6 Industrial Road, Pequannock, NJ 074401993; tel 973-628-7600. FAX 973-305-0841; email custservice@maddak.com or visit the web site at www.maddak.com or www.ableware.com These products are available through many local medical and hospital supply centers, pharmacies and homecare retail centers.

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This gift will last a lifetime By DEB WAGEMANN With one gift you can make an eternal statement that says, “I love you.” You can even change a child’s future. Life insurance for a child is one gift that can last a lifetime. More than a death benefit protection, a gift of life insurance can help a child attain a bright secure financial future. Children can receive many living benefits from a life insurance plan: • Give your child a gift that grows as the child grows. A permanent life insurance plan accumulates cash value on a tax-deferred basis. As an adult, the child can use the cash value to start a business, purchase a home, pay for a college education or even supplement a retirement income. • Protect your child’s future insurability by purchasing life insurance while the child is young and healthy. • Purchase life insurance at low premium rates since premiums are based on your child’s age at the time the life insurance is issued. • Teach your child thrift, responsibility and financial planning through the importance you place on insuring the child’s life. And help your child begin a sound financial plan for the future with his or her own life insurance contract. • Create a death benefit to pay medical and final expenses if your child dies. The death of a child affects a family emotionally and financially. A death benefit can help alleviate the financial burden. A gift of life insurance gives a child a head start on life. You can give your child a lasting gift - a gift of love - through life insurance. For more information about life insurance, Deborah J. Wagemann can be reached at 67 Minot Avenue, Auburn, Maine 04210 • Tel: (207) 783-8804/l-800-561-8506/ Fax: (207) 777-6483

Specialized hammer gets the job done Titanium, the “wonder metal” originally discovered for golf clubs, now has moved onto the home improvement scene in the form of a new hammer that provides users the opportunity to improve on their hammer swing — and with less pain. This innovation comes in the recently introduced lightweight Ti-Tech™ Titanium Framing Hammer by Vaughan & Bushnell that promises faster, more powerful, more accurate hammering with less vibration. Vaughan’s Ti-Tech™ is ergonomically designed to combine the lightness of titanium with the toughness of steel, utilizing interchangeable steel striking caps, which fit onto the titanium head. The forged steel caps provide the option of three different hammer types: a milled or smooth- finished striking surface, or the milled face with Vaughan’s patented Head Start® magnetic nail-holding notch, designed for one-handed nail starting. All caps provide an over-sized striking surface to help prevent missed hits and bent

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rnest Hemingway lived in many hot climates. Whether in Kenya, Cuba or Key West, he was surrounded by heat and humidity. A little breeze from a good fan would have been a welcome relief, but it doesn’t have to be hot outdoors to feel uncomfortable in a home. Whether temperatures rise or fall what makes a room atmospherically pleasant to live in is a fan. Fans move the air around refreshing a warm room, and they even distribute warm air to parts that are cool. The Ernest Hemingway Collection of decorative fans has another, more appealing function, and that’s to enhance a room with its handsome designs. Form and function come together distinctively in a collection of floor, table, wall and ceiling fans by the Ernest Hemingway Collection. Elegantly appointed, each design is crafted in cast aluminum with wood post options. A choice of color to complement the surroundings includes pewter, antique copper, rust, or flat black. A prestigious Hemingway logo is centered on each style authenticating it as a creation from the celebrated collection. Elegantly designed each one of these fans would be the perfect accoutrement to any room. The Emest Hemingway fans are part of the Ernest Hemingway Collection of products which includes furniture, home accessories, floral arrangements, rugs, lamps, decorative pillows and throws, bedding and wall coverings. So if there’s a Hemingway fan on your list, make sure you give him or her a special Hemingway gift.

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The NEW trend is that everything OLD is NEW again. Well-worn antiques are becoming the inspiration for home furnishings, fashion accessories and home entertaining. New furniture requires 20 finishing steps to make it look old enough to fit in. Try to focus on the mix-and-match style to create a “look” that appears to have been collected over time, rather than purchased all at once. Home is seen as a haven and a place to escape from the daily stresses of life.

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Hunters could use one of these Remington® Express® Gun Cabinet makes great gift Remington’s extensive line of home security safes provides unequaled quality, safety and versatility. The latest addition is a 16-gun cabinet in the new Remington Express line. Constructed with the same quality and many of the features of our security safes, the Remington Express Gun Cabinet is value priced, making it affordable to all hunters and shooters. The Remington Express Gun Cabinet has a 16-cubic foot volume with an overall capacity of 16 guns. Weighing a sturdy 228 pounds, this gun cabinet is manufactured of 12-gauge, welded steel design. It features a full length welded hinge and LaGard ecam electronic lock with four^13/16” locking door bolts. A green textured, powder coat finish completes the exterior with the Remington Express logo displayed on the door. Internal features include foam floor pad. inner lockable compartment, with separate key lock for added security, and two door-mounted plastic bins. The Express Gun Cabinet is pre-drilled for ease of bolting to the wall and floor.

Along with staying home more, the growth of home entertaining and “nesting” has been a boon to wine consumption. Thus emerges the importance of entertaining. The grapevine motif adds winecountry warmth to any dining or entertaining setting. Casual dinnerware and plates with wine images are both functional and decorative. Corkscrews and bottle stoppers are required wine accessories. “We continue to see strong interest in the French Country theme, a key decorating ‘look’ for 2003,” says Joyce Washnik, editor of Giftbeat, a monthly publication that tracks product trends in the gift industry, both nationally and regionally. The wine motif makes people think of Provence, Tuscany or Sonoma. The perception of wine country is relaxation. People are comfortable in staying put and investing money in their own homes, and wine has no season, which is why it and accessories are such a wonderful gift. While one might hesitate to guess as to other’s preferences and favorites when it comes to the wine itself, wine lover’s accessories are always a safe bet. So, “CHEERS!” as you give the tools of the trade. Gifts that offer comfort by telling others you care are what seem to be connecting, whether it’s a gift book, angel pin or coin, plaque or other message related item. “We see this continued interest in our tracking of two key categories: Sentiment and Inspirational,” says Washnik. People arc

buying for friends, mothers, sisters and the meaningful ones in their lives. In the forefront of sentiment is Demdaco’s Willow Tree series.

Other trends: § Suited to a tea — Health and comfort are pushing the change from an energizing coffee break to a relaxing, simple tea time. Teas, along with teapots, cups and sauces as well as other teatime accessories make great gifts. § Personal Accessory — It seems to be the year of the bracelet, especially inexpensive stretch braceletswith glitz and color. You can find bracelets from the oldfashioned to the dangling charms as well as the newer Italian bracelets. § Soft touches — Plush is making a comeback — the softer the better. That teddy bear or little animal had better be cuddly and irresistibly huggable. A great line is Mary Meyer’s Flip Flops. Customers won’t let go of them as they walk around the shop. § Make Way for Baby — The aging baby boomers are turning into grandparents, many with disposable income. A recent poll in American Demographics says boomer grandparents are showering $35 billion a year on their grandkids. Gifts must be good quality items, well designed, well priced and safe. As we think of baby, let’s not forget gifts geared to the mother-to-be. After all, she’s the one doing all the work. § Pampered Pets — What else comes to mind when you think of staying at home more? Why, pets of course. Pampered pets are becoming a major part of many homes and families. Look for more fun and spoiling gifts for your pets. Dog themed items are hot right now, while cats are not far behind. From whimsical prints to serving dishes, traveling bags, paw mitts and duplicates of your favorite pet, you’ll find them all. Animals from the wild are quickly gaining in popularity. § Add to the above - make it FUN, FUNCTIONAL and VERSATILE and you have “The Perfect Gift”’ Rachel Desgrosseilliers is the co-owner of Gooseberry Barn in Auburn. She is also a regional and national panelist for Giftbeat Magazine.

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(ARA) - What’s more embarrassing than giving a child a gift and hearing “I already have this one,” “this is for babies,” or worse, “Mommy won’t let me play with this kind of toy”? Not knowing a child’s interests, the kind of toys they already have, and what their parents would consider acceptable can make buying a simple holiday gift a big challenge. Consumer products expert Alvin Kupperman says, “To save time and minimize stress, it makes sense to gather all the information you can about the child before heading to the stores this holiday season.” But if you’re unable to attain

this information, and have no idea what to buy the children on your gift list, Kupperman has a few recommendations for presents that just about every kid will like ... gifts that may very well get you a “this is just what I wanted” response. For boys or girls from 8 months to 2 years old, there’s the TOMY Push ‘N Go. Recently chosen as one of “Dr. Toy’s Best Classic Products for 2002,” they are colorful, oversized rolling toys that come in three distinct styles: the Airplane Pilot, Dump Truck Driver, or Choo-Choo Train Engineer. A push on the driver’s cap sets the little

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Learning and playing and make sense of their world. Early childhood education experts agree that the years from birth to age eight are a critical learning time for children, and children need plenty of opportunities for creative play and creative thinking during this important stage. Parents should pay attention to play, plan for it and encourage it with age-appropriate toys. “Endless possibilities open through a child’s imagination and play,” explains Robin Lehnert, spokesperson for BRIO Corporation, a toy company known for its commitment to play value, quality and fun. A recent survey commissioned by Civitas Initiative and Zero To Three, with financial

support from BRIO, found that many adults believe that certain activities, such as playing computer programs, do the most to enhance a child’s development. In reality, according to the survey, other forms of play offer greater benefits since they tend to give children a better chance to use imagination and think abstractly. For example, when a 10-month-old baby bangs on blocks, she practices motor skills and learns about cause and effect (in addition to having a whole lot of fun). PlanToys, a line of innovative wooden preschool products distributed worldwide by BRIO, offers many examples of “openended” toys that help children engage in creative play. “All

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Toys, continued from page14 SSR, and 2002 Dodge Ram Truck. They are available nationwide at GameStop, FuncoLand and Babbages or at www.nkok.com for $19.99. If you have many children on your gift list and a limited budget, Z-CARDZ , from California Creations are the perfect choice. For less than $2.50 for a pack of five, these collectible plastic, credit card-sized trading cards transform into three-dimensional micro-constructions of animals, mythological characters, aircraft, dinosaurs, motorcycles, etc. Kids ages 6 years old and up will love punching out the pieces on each of the cards, and assembling them into threedimensional, highly-detailed model toys. For more advanced modelers, MEGA Z-CARDZ Earth Defenders have more than 50 ornately detailed, punch-out pieces in two cardz. Put them all together to form one amazingly cool 6 1/ 2-inch x 3-inch model with moving pieces. Choose from several techno-warrior creatures that protect the planet from evil, including Robosaur, Rhinotank, Wolfborg, Scowl, Megahawk, and more. Sold at specialty retail toy stores nationwide, ZCARDZ have an MSRP of $2.49 (pack of 5) and MEGA Z-CARDZ have a suggested retail price of $4.99. Looking for an affordable gift that appeals to creative, artistic children? The Ghostline Poster Kit, from Carolina Pad and Paper might be just the thing. This kit helps you turn out neat, professional quality poster art every time. No more crooked lines, words drifting off the page, miscalculated spacing, uneven letters or messy erase marks. That’s because Ghostline features a non-erasable “ghosted grid” -- almost invisible horizontal and vertical lines that provide a perfect pattern to follow. Although the “ghosted grid” is easy to see close up, once your creation is completed, the lines seem to magically disappear. The kit includes eight white Ghostline posterboard sheets, four vivid neon posters and a special stencil for even more flawless results. Available at Target, K-Mart, Walgreens and Meijers. Kupperman says, “If you stick to gifts that are less specific — geared toward all children rather than kids with certain hobbies or collections — you are more likely to see a happy child playing with their new toy.” For more information about these products please log on to www.productivity.net.

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20 Holiday Guide

Lewiston, Maine, Thursday, November 28, 2002

Holiday Guide 17

Lewiston, Maine, Thursday, November 28, 2002

Make holidays simple and safe

T

he holidays don’t need to be complicated. In fact, getting back to a simpler time can make the holidays even more joyous. “Everyone loves having beautiful Christmas decorations in their homes but most of us just don’t feel like we have time to get it done,” says Tom Hunsche, vice president of marketing for candle maker Hearth & Home Traditions, Ltd. “Using candles is a great way to bring the warmth of the season in without spending the entire season decorating.”

with candles inside to line the walkway and front steps -- especially when you’re entertaining. They warm the guest and set the mood!

Homemade is from the heart

Homemade gifts have a special charm about them. Your home can have that same charm by using simple touches like cinnamon sticks and cookie cutters in your decorations. Carry this theme throughout the entire house by using Cake Candles, Scent-A-Buns or the Hearth & Home Snowman candles to give the look and scent of home-baked goodness. Textured candles like these give you a more informal, “homemade” feeling than the elegance of smooth pillar candles.

Give a gift

Start with what you have

If you have a favorite collection or a favorite piece of décor, accent it using candles of varying heights and intertwining fresh greenery and berries into the mix (just be careful to keep greenery away from the candle flame). Monochromatic melodies Nothing makes a more elegant statement on a table than a collection of single colored candles in varying heights. Set them on a mirror for an added reflection and touch of warmth. Keep them 3 inches apart, so that the heat from one does not affect the others when burning.

Smells like Christmas

Even if you don’t have time to bake this season, there’s no reason your home can’t be filled with the delicious aromas of the holidays. “The Original Cake Candle from Hearth & Home comes in a variety of fragrances from Apple Spice, to Gingerbread and Plum Pudding,” says Hunsche. “These scents bring back memories of fresh baked goodies and the simple pleasures of sharing a cookie or a mug of cider with friends and family.”

Make an impression

One of the simplest ways to set the tone for the season is right at your front door. Use tin-punched luminaries

Keep a small bowl of holiday scented votive candles by the door for guests. In addition to looking beautiful, everyone who stops by from delivery people to neighbors will be touched by this unexpected little gift. Wrap each one in bright paper or tulle and tie it with a ribbon for a beautiful touch.

This cheery snowman candle available from Hearth & Home Traditions, Ltd. adds a touch of homemade fun to any holiday home décor.

Color it simple

Simple red or white candles on a beautiful, heat-resistant platter can make a stunning centerpiece or can stretch across the mantle to create an equally elegant effect.

Welcoming Ways

When holiday guests stay the night, put a candle and matches in their room. Nothing is more soothing after a hectic holiday afternoon than an evening of soft candlelight.

Table top treasures

A long, low candle like the Chimney Sweet from Hearth & Home Traditions Ltd. makes a wonderful centerpiece because it provides decoration without obscuring views across a dinner table. Use it along with several votive candles in glass containers around a buffet table. The twinkling lights cast a magical glow.

Make it a safe holiday

While candles are an essential part of the holidays, candle safety deserves to be just as essential. However, many people burn candles unattended or burn them all the way to the bottom against the recommendations of most manufacturers. Candles can catch fire (called flashover) when debris such as matches and wick trimmings are left in the wax pool as it burns to the bottom. (ARA)

Early season favorites

If you love to put decorations up early and can’t have a real tree in your home, use a collection of pine scented candles nearby to give your entire home the fragrance of a fresh-cut tree without all those needles.

Thesearchfortheperfectgiftjustgoteasier!

Central Maine’s Biggest Little Gift Shop! Our Gift To Shoppers! Something For

A free hand-painted glass ornament, like the one pictured here, will be given to the first 250 customers who make a purchase at Murdock Country Creations on Friday, November 29th. Help us celebrate our one year anniversary. Start a new holiday tradition...collect a new, free ornament every year on Friday after Thanksgiving. (a$10.95 value)

Everyone On Your Holiday List!

Handpainted Ornaments ... personalized while you wait Handcrafted Gifts & Pottery The Area’s Largest Selection of Holiday Items

Don’t Travel To The North Pole To Find Great Gifts! Go Just North of Nortland Plaza, Turner, Maine

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Order a six-month, paid-in-advance subscription to the Sun Journal for 7-day home delivery, either as a renewal or a new subscriber and you will receive a winter holiday CD selection. Just $97 for six months!

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Listen to the world’s classical favorites as you welcome the season’s first snowfall. 1. Brandenburg Concerto #2, 3rd. Mov. – Bach 2. Minute Waltz – Chopin 3. Concerto For Guitar - Presto – Bach 4. Canon – Pachelbel 5. Concerto in F, 3rd Mov. – Vivaldi 6. Greensleeves – Traditional 7. Concerto For Guitar – J.S. Weiss 8. First Snow – Barry Weiss 9. Piano Concerto – Tchaikovasky 10. Finale - 5th Symphony – Beethoven

Offer applies only to paid-in-advance subscriptions while supplies last and cannot be combined with any other offer. Holiday CDs must be picked up at your local Sun Journal office. Offer ends 12/31/02.

For more details, call Gerry Lemelin at 784-7045 or toll free 1-800-482-0759, ext. 1198


18 Holiday Guide

Lewiston, Maine, Thursday, November 28, 2002

By DONNA KEENE ROUSSEAU Freelance Writer

T

he season of gift giving is upon us and with it, the search for the ideal present for the person who has everything. For your hard-to-buy for person, calendars may be the perfect solution. As the New Year approaches, every business person anticipates the need for a fresh daily minder, and parents juggling play dates, soccer practice and swim lessons can always use a little help to keep the household running like clockwork. Far beyond the complimentary, scenic calendars from the insurance company, today’s calendar market offers a Christmas snowdrift of calendars sure to appeal to every person on your holiday list. The Day By Day Calendar Co., a seasonal extension of Waldenbooks located in the Auburn Mall, displays a wall-to-wall, floor-to-ceiling collection of calendars of every size, shape, and subject A quick tour reveals something for everyone at any age. New this season, according to Kiosk Leader James Dudevoir, are Advent calendars as well as the mini desk calendars with a magnetic back and the perfect size for adhering to a desk drawer or file cabinet. The store’s most popular calendar line featuring “man’s best friend” — the dog — has also been

MAC’S

lCERTIFICATES GIFT l i r G available for the

HOLIDAYS

1052 Minot Avenue, Auburn (207) 783-6885 “Often Imitated Never Duplicated” . www.macsgrill.com .

that can be enjoyed year to year, perpetual calendars can be customized to reflect the significant days unique to the person who receives it. Two designs currently available are “The Tale of Two Kit-

LAKE AUBURN EQUESTRIAN CENTER (207) 783-7754

GIVE HORSES FOR THE HOLIDAYS

Gift Certificates

Ponys Dressed for Your HolidayPictures 85 Quail Run ( off North Auburn Rd.) Auburn

(207) 783-7754

Gifts under $30 from L.L. Bean

tens” by artist Charles Wysocki and the romantic, scenic paintings of Thomas Kinkade. Additionally, colonial-style calendar holders in an assortment of colors make an ideal accessory for changeable calendars and can be used from year to year as well. Ivy Cottage manager of 17 years Faye Graham identifies the Lang Folk Art Series by Charles Wysocki as a popular choice among shoppers as well as Homeland by Robert Duncan and the Folk Art of Warren Kimble. From wildlife enthusiasts to gardening and quilting hobbyists, the Amcal and Lang calendar series feature various artists whose styles range from primitive to eye-capturing paintings so finely detailed they have a photographic quality. Collectors will want to check out gift shops including “The Bear Necessities” on Vernon Street in Auburn (across from Pat’s Pizza) for collectibles calendars. Flanked by the fuzzy faces of Boyd’s bears and other gift-giving treasures, visitors to Bear Necessities will discover the annual Boyd’s Bear 2003 calendar nestled among their selection folk art and primitive calendars. For a heartwarming present, gift givers with a little time to spare may want to try creating a calendar with personal photographs. A perfect choice for the grandparents or friends and family members far away, a year’s worth of memorable photographs will conjure up happy memories, bring folks up-to-date on how the kids have grown, and provide a conversation piece that will keep people smiling all year long. Wife, mother, and real estate agent Claire Poussard of Lewiston has been creating calendars for the important people in her life for years. Every Christmas Poussard sets to work, thoughtfully selecting the perfect pictures from among her large collection of new and old photographs. “I have to be careful not to repeat pictures from the years before,” she explains. Then with each special person in mind, she sets to work designing a calendar gift from her heart. Something money can’t buy, Poussard describes her projects as “gifts of love.” She suggests utilizing copy service centers like Kinko’s, Office Max and Staples to assist in bringing a personalized calendar project together. Whether personally designed or store bought, today’s calendars have become a necessary tool for keeping track of our time as well as the comings and goings of our families. With so many choices in size, price range and design, the gift of a calendar can be not only practical but also personal, thoughtful and fun.

•L P esson ack age s •H Le alf ase s •B P irthda arti y e •S s p Necial e Le eds sson s

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Calendars for all!

expanded to include an additional 20 breeds of canine. “This year,” says Dudevoir, “The Far Side is not doing its boxed calendar, which was a huge seller last season.” Though The Far Side still will be available in wall, mini wall and day planner styles, Dudevoir suggests shoppers consider “Get Fuzzy,” based on a cartoon strip taken from the Boston and New York newspapers, “Close to Home” or “Cornered” for similar humor in a boxed calendar. Riding on the wave of the hottest movies, look for the new “Lord of the Rings – The Two Towers” movie poster-size calendars and the latest calendar line featuring the wildly popular “Harry Potter” series. Classic television lovers will appreciate calendars capturing the finer moments of “I Love Lucy” and “The Three Stooges” to name a few, and “Oprah” fans will delight in a calendar gift showcasing “Dr. Phil.” Not to be ignored, there is even a wide variety of calendars designed for children. Parents can utilize interactive calendars that incorporate coloring, painting and other creative activities for teaching months and days of the week. “Bob the Builder,” “Dora the Explorer,” and calendars featuring Disney characters are among the popular subjects for children. The new addition of “Nancy Drew” and other characters including “The Pink Panther” may also have nostalgic appeal for the young at heart. The Ivy Cottage, a specialty gift store also located in the Auburn Mall, offers perpetual calendars with seasonal, interchangeable pictures complete with tiles for days, months and holidays. A gift

LAKE AUBURN EQUESTRIAN CENTER

Gifts on the go:

Bean classics:

Adventure Duffle Bag — Extra tough and easy to pack. Includes Comfort-Carry Strap. Four sizes and 17 colors, from $29.

Original Boat and Tote® Bag — The original and still the best. Tough 24 oz. canvas in four versatile sizes, from $17.

Holiday cheer:

377-TOYS (377-8697)

134 Main St. Winthrop, ME 1:18 DIECAST $9.99 & UP

Stocking stuffers: Comfort Mocs and Slides — The most comfortable mocs and slides you’ll find for this price. Men’s, women’s and children’s sizes, from $24.50

Arctic 180°s® Ear Warmers — Polartec® fleece in sleek, wraparound, foldaway style, $22. ASP Sapphire Light — Penetrating blue-light beam with lithium battery. Bulb lasts 100,000 hours, $19.95.

MaineLine Tours

Wide Variety of models, toys, planes, trains, coins, doll houses & miniatures.

GIFT CERTIFICATES AVAILABLE

Traditional Balsam Wreath — Fresh Maine balsam, colorfully decorated -24”, 30”, 36” - Free door hanger included, from $29.50

Wicked Good Fleece Throw — Wonderfully soft, lightweight warmth, with whipstitched edges. $29

TOYS AND HOBBIES

OPEN: MON-TUE-THUR-FRI 10AM-6PM WED 10AM-8PM • SAT 9AM-5PM

L.L. Bean Maple Syrup — Delicious, pure grade A medium-amber New England syrup, from $19.

Get cozy:

A Special Gift for your loved ones Specialty Candies .... homemade from

Open Mon. thru Sat. 9-5

Extra thin Ribbon Candy Fresh Roasted Macadamia Nuts Dipped in Chocolate

238 Main St., Lewiston • 783-9824 Holiday Hours Suns. Dec. 8, 15 & 22 ~ 9 to 5 Mon. Dec 23 ~ 9 to 7 Tue. Dec. 24 ~ 9 to 5

184 Main Street South Portland, Maine 04106

799-8527 1-800-341-0322 www.mainelinebus.com

The finest Escorted Motorcoach, Boat Cruises and Air Tours

SHOW TOURS BRUINS - CELTICS NASCAR-GOLF FLOWER SHOWS HAWAII IRELAND CUSTOMIZED GROUP TOURS AND MUCH MORE!

Gift Certificates

The gift that goes everywhere!

That a wrap! MACY’S TOP TEN MUST HAVE ITEMS YOU CAN GIVE

Merino Wool Ragg Socks — Softest wool ragg socks we’ve found. Autralian merino/nylon blend, from $16.

L.L. Bean Personal Organizer — Perfect for home, travel or gym; hangs in locker or shower. Four sizes available, from $19

K&M

Buying Toys, Model Kits & Coins

Holiday Guide 19

Lewiston, Maine, Thursday, November 28, 2002

This year’s fashion is all about versatility and uncompromising style. Unfortunately fashionistas don’t have the time or funding to incorporate every trend into their wardrobes, which is why Macy’s is providing the following checklist, outlining the absolute musts for the season. With these few items, shoppers are guaranteed to make a great gift statement this season: • a power suit — be it pinstripe or houndstooth nothing commands more attention than a strong woman in an even stronger suit. • a hint of red — whether a deep red blouse, wine colored purse, or ruby earrings, red is a necessity for fall 2002. • anything tow — a pair of low rise pants in denim, or embroidered velour is the best bet for a night out on the town or just hanging out, • gems, jewels and stones — a neckline enhancing pendant or shoulder dusting earring made of semi precious stones is the perfect way to add flavor to most conservative styles• best foot forward — although one can never have just one new pair of shoes for the season — the absolute musts are a pair of ankle strap pumps in black or a colored Mary Jane. • the belt — earthy turquoise, bohemian chic macrame or western inspired braided leather belts are sure to capture the attention of admirers from near and far. • staying cool — whether a fringed leather jacket or three-quarter length double-breasted coat, these looks are guaranteed to keep shoppers warm while looking hot. • bagging it — the fall brings about a series of new looks in bags and purses. With all there is to choose from Macy*s suggests a tooled leather or hobo style to add to the collection.

20

%

Master Goldsmith on Premises All Services Done on Premises Extended Holiday Hours

Off Special Orders and Christmas Layaway. Offer

good thru December 1st 2002

Family Owned & Operated

“Where your imagination is transformed into gold!”

Roak Mall • 229 Center St. • Auburn • 782-8786 Mon-Wed. 10-6 • Thurs.-Fri 10-8 • Sat 10-5 • Sun10-3


18 Holiday Guide

Lewiston, Maine, Thursday, November 28, 2002

By DONNA KEENE ROUSSEAU Freelance Writer

T

he season of gift giving is upon us and with it, the search for the ideal present for the person who has everything. For your hard-to-buy for person, calendars may be the perfect solution. As the New Year approaches, every business person anticipates the need for a fresh daily minder, and parents juggling play dates, soccer practice and swim lessons can always use a little help to keep the household running like clockwork. Far beyond the complimentary, scenic calendars from the insurance company, today’s calendar market offers a Christmas snowdrift of calendars sure to appeal to every person on your holiday list. The Day By Day Calendar Co., a seasonal extension of Waldenbooks located in the Auburn Mall, displays a wall-to-wall, floor-to-ceiling collection of calendars of every size, shape, and subject A quick tour reveals something for everyone at any age. New this season, according to Kiosk Leader James Dudevoir, are Advent calendars as well as the mini desk calendars with a magnetic back and the perfect size for adhering to a desk drawer or file cabinet. The store’s most popular calendar line featuring “man’s best friend” — the dog — has also been

MAC’S

lCERTIFICATES GIFT l i r G available for the

HOLIDAYS

1052 Minot Avenue, Auburn (207) 783-6885 “Often Imitated Never Duplicated” . www.macsgrill.com .

that can be enjoyed year to year, perpetual calendars can be customized to reflect the significant days unique to the person who receives it. Two designs currently available are “The Tale of Two Kit-

LAKE AUBURN EQUESTRIAN CENTER (207) 783-7754

GIVE HORSES FOR THE HOLIDAYS

Gift Certificates

Ponys Dressed for Your HolidayPictures 85 Quail Run ( off North Auburn Rd.) Auburn

(207) 783-7754

Gifts under $30 from L.L. Bean

tens” by artist Charles Wysocki and the romantic, scenic paintings of Thomas Kinkade. Additionally, colonial-style calendar holders in an assortment of colors make an ideal accessory for changeable calendars and can be used from year to year as well. Ivy Cottage manager of 17 years Faye Graham identifies the Lang Folk Art Series by Charles Wysocki as a popular choice among shoppers as well as Homeland by Robert Duncan and the Folk Art of Warren Kimble. From wildlife enthusiasts to gardening and quilting hobbyists, the Amcal and Lang calendar series feature various artists whose styles range from primitive to eye-capturing paintings so finely detailed they have a photographic quality. Collectors will want to check out gift shops including “The Bear Necessities” on Vernon Street in Auburn (across from Pat’s Pizza) for collectibles calendars. Flanked by the fuzzy faces of Boyd’s bears and other gift-giving treasures, visitors to Bear Necessities will discover the annual Boyd’s Bear 2003 calendar nestled among their selection folk art and primitive calendars. For a heartwarming present, gift givers with a little time to spare may want to try creating a calendar with personal photographs. A perfect choice for the grandparents or friends and family members far away, a year’s worth of memorable photographs will conjure up happy memories, bring folks up-to-date on how the kids have grown, and provide a conversation piece that will keep people smiling all year long. Wife, mother, and real estate agent Claire Poussard of Lewiston has been creating calendars for the important people in her life for years. Every Christmas Poussard sets to work, thoughtfully selecting the perfect pictures from among her large collection of new and old photographs. “I have to be careful not to repeat pictures from the years before,” she explains. Then with each special person in mind, she sets to work designing a calendar gift from her heart. Something money can’t buy, Poussard describes her projects as “gifts of love.” She suggests utilizing copy service centers like Kinko’s, Office Max and Staples to assist in bringing a personalized calendar project together. Whether personally designed or store bought, today’s calendars have become a necessary tool for keeping track of our time as well as the comings and goings of our families. With so many choices in size, price range and design, the gift of a calendar can be not only practical but also personal, thoughtful and fun.

•L P esson ack age s •H Le alf ase s •B P irthda arti y e •S s p Necial e Le eds sson s

Black Magenta Yellow Cyan

Calendars for all!

expanded to include an additional 20 breeds of canine. “This year,” says Dudevoir, “The Far Side is not doing its boxed calendar, which was a huge seller last season.” Though The Far Side still will be available in wall, mini wall and day planner styles, Dudevoir suggests shoppers consider “Get Fuzzy,” based on a cartoon strip taken from the Boston and New York newspapers, “Close to Home” or “Cornered” for similar humor in a boxed calendar. Riding on the wave of the hottest movies, look for the new “Lord of the Rings – The Two Towers” movie poster-size calendars and the latest calendar line featuring the wildly popular “Harry Potter” series. Classic television lovers will appreciate calendars capturing the finer moments of “I Love Lucy” and “The Three Stooges” to name a few, and “Oprah” fans will delight in a calendar gift showcasing “Dr. Phil.” Not to be ignored, there is even a wide variety of calendars designed for children. Parents can utilize interactive calendars that incorporate coloring, painting and other creative activities for teaching months and days of the week. “Bob the Builder,” “Dora the Explorer,” and calendars featuring Disney characters are among the popular subjects for children. The new addition of “Nancy Drew” and other characters including “The Pink Panther” may also have nostalgic appeal for the young at heart. The Ivy Cottage, a specialty gift store also located in the Auburn Mall, offers perpetual calendars with seasonal, interchangeable pictures complete with tiles for days, months and holidays. A gift

LAKE AUBURN EQUESTRIAN CENTER

Gifts on the go:

Bean classics:

Adventure Duffle Bag — Extra tough and easy to pack. Includes Comfort-Carry Strap. Four sizes and 17 colors, from $29.

Original Boat and Tote® Bag — The original and still the best. Tough 24 oz. canvas in four versatile sizes, from $17.

Holiday cheer:

377-TOYS (377-8697)

134 Main St. Winthrop, ME 1:18 DIECAST $9.99 & UP

Stocking stuffers: Comfort Mocs and Slides — The most comfortable mocs and slides you’ll find for this price. Men’s, women’s and children’s sizes, from $24.50

Arctic 180°s® Ear Warmers — Polartec® fleece in sleek, wraparound, foldaway style, $22. ASP Sapphire Light — Penetrating blue-light beam with lithium battery. Bulb lasts 100,000 hours, $19.95.

MaineLine Tours

Wide Variety of models, toys, planes, trains, coins, doll houses & miniatures.

GIFT CERTIFICATES AVAILABLE

Traditional Balsam Wreath — Fresh Maine balsam, colorfully decorated -24”, 30”, 36” - Free door hanger included, from $29.50

Wicked Good Fleece Throw — Wonderfully soft, lightweight warmth, with whipstitched edges. $29

TOYS AND HOBBIES

OPEN: MON-TUE-THUR-FRI 10AM-6PM WED 10AM-8PM • SAT 9AM-5PM

L.L. Bean Maple Syrup — Delicious, pure grade A medium-amber New England syrup, from $19.

Get cozy:

A Special Gift for your loved ones Specialty Candies .... homemade from

Open Mon. thru Sat. 9-5

Extra thin Ribbon Candy Fresh Roasted Macadamia Nuts Dipped in Chocolate

238 Main St., Lewiston • 783-9824 Holiday Hours Suns. Dec. 8, 15 & 22 ~ 9 to 5 Mon. Dec 23 ~ 9 to 7 Tue. Dec. 24 ~ 9 to 5

184 Main Street South Portland, Maine 04106

799-8527 1-800-341-0322 www.mainelinebus.com

The finest Escorted Motorcoach, Boat Cruises and Air Tours

SHOW TOURS BRUINS - CELTICS NASCAR-GOLF FLOWER SHOWS HAWAII IRELAND CUSTOMIZED GROUP TOURS AND MUCH MORE!

Gift Certificates

The gift that goes everywhere!

That a wrap! MACY’S TOP TEN MUST HAVE ITEMS YOU CAN GIVE

Merino Wool Ragg Socks — Softest wool ragg socks we’ve found. Autralian merino/nylon blend, from $16.

L.L. Bean Personal Organizer — Perfect for home, travel or gym; hangs in locker or shower. Four sizes available, from $19

K&M

Buying Toys, Model Kits & Coins

Holiday Guide 19

Lewiston, Maine, Thursday, November 28, 2002

This year’s fashion is all about versatility and uncompromising style. Unfortunately fashionistas don’t have the time or funding to incorporate every trend into their wardrobes, which is why Macy’s is providing the following checklist, outlining the absolute musts for the season. With these few items, shoppers are guaranteed to make a great gift statement this season: • a power suit — be it pinstripe or houndstooth nothing commands more attention than a strong woman in an even stronger suit. • a hint of red — whether a deep red blouse, wine colored purse, or ruby earrings, red is a necessity for fall 2002. • anything tow — a pair of low rise pants in denim, or embroidered velour is the best bet for a night out on the town or just hanging out, • gems, jewels and stones — a neckline enhancing pendant or shoulder dusting earring made of semi precious stones is the perfect way to add flavor to most conservative styles• best foot forward — although one can never have just one new pair of shoes for the season — the absolute musts are a pair of ankle strap pumps in black or a colored Mary Jane. • the belt — earthy turquoise, bohemian chic macrame or western inspired braided leather belts are sure to capture the attention of admirers from near and far. • staying cool — whether a fringed leather jacket or three-quarter length double-breasted coat, these looks are guaranteed to keep shoppers warm while looking hot. • bagging it — the fall brings about a series of new looks in bags and purses. With all there is to choose from Macy*s suggests a tooled leather or hobo style to add to the collection.

20

%

Master Goldsmith on Premises All Services Done on Premises Extended Holiday Hours

Off Special Orders and Christmas Layaway. Offer

good thru December 1st 2002

Family Owned & Operated

“Where your imagination is transformed into gold!”

Roak Mall • 229 Center St. • Auburn • 782-8786 Mon-Wed. 10-6 • Thurs.-Fri 10-8 • Sat 10-5 • Sun10-3


Black Magenta Yellow Cyan

20 Holiday Guide

Lewiston, Maine, Thursday, November 28, 2002

Holiday Guide 17

Lewiston, Maine, Thursday, November 28, 2002

Make holidays simple and safe

T

he holidays don’t need to be complicated. In fact, getting back to a simpler time can make the holidays even more joyous. “Everyone loves having beautiful Christmas decorations in their homes but most of us just don’t feel like we have time to get it done,” says Tom Hunsche, vice president of marketing for candle maker Hearth & Home Traditions, Ltd. “Using candles is a great way to bring the warmth of the season in without spending the entire season decorating.”

with candles inside to line the walkway and front steps -- especially when you’re entertaining. They warm the guest and set the mood!

Homemade is from the heart

Homemade gifts have a special charm about them. Your home can have that same charm by using simple touches like cinnamon sticks and cookie cutters in your decorations. Carry this theme throughout the entire house by using Cake Candles, Scent-A-Buns or the Hearth & Home Snowman candles to give the look and scent of home-baked goodness. Textured candles like these give you a more informal, “homemade” feeling than the elegance of smooth pillar candles.

Give a gift

Start with what you have

If you have a favorite collection or a favorite piece of décor, accent it using candles of varying heights and intertwining fresh greenery and berries into the mix (just be careful to keep greenery away from the candle flame). Monochromatic melodies Nothing makes a more elegant statement on a table than a collection of single colored candles in varying heights. Set them on a mirror for an added reflection and touch of warmth. Keep them 3 inches apart, so that the heat from one does not affect the others when burning.

Smells like Christmas

Even if you don’t have time to bake this season, there’s no reason your home can’t be filled with the delicious aromas of the holidays. “The Original Cake Candle from Hearth & Home comes in a variety of fragrances from Apple Spice, to Gingerbread and Plum Pudding,” says Hunsche. “These scents bring back memories of fresh baked goodies and the simple pleasures of sharing a cookie or a mug of cider with friends and family.”

Make an impression

One of the simplest ways to set the tone for the season is right at your front door. Use tin-punched luminaries

Keep a small bowl of holiday scented votive candles by the door for guests. In addition to looking beautiful, everyone who stops by from delivery people to neighbors will be touched by this unexpected little gift. Wrap each one in bright paper or tulle and tie it with a ribbon for a beautiful touch.

This cheery snowman candle available from Hearth & Home Traditions, Ltd. adds a touch of homemade fun to any holiday home décor.

Color it simple

Simple red or white candles on a beautiful, heat-resistant platter can make a stunning centerpiece or can stretch across the mantle to create an equally elegant effect.

Welcoming Ways

When holiday guests stay the night, put a candle and matches in their room. Nothing is more soothing after a hectic holiday afternoon than an evening of soft candlelight.

Table top treasures

A long, low candle like the Chimney Sweet from Hearth & Home Traditions Ltd. makes a wonderful centerpiece because it provides decoration without obscuring views across a dinner table. Use it along with several votive candles in glass containers around a buffet table. The twinkling lights cast a magical glow.

Make it a safe holiday

While candles are an essential part of the holidays, candle safety deserves to be just as essential. However, many people burn candles unattended or burn them all the way to the bottom against the recommendations of most manufacturers. Candles can catch fire (called flashover) when debris such as matches and wick trimmings are left in the wax pool as it burns to the bottom. (ARA)

Early season favorites

If you love to put decorations up early and can’t have a real tree in your home, use a collection of pine scented candles nearby to give your entire home the fragrance of a fresh-cut tree without all those needles.

Thesearchfortheperfectgiftjustgoteasier!

Central Maine’s Biggest Little Gift Shop! Our Gift To Shoppers! Something For

A free hand-painted glass ornament, like the one pictured here, will be given to the first 250 customers who make a purchase at Murdock Country Creations on Friday, November 29th. Help us celebrate our one year anniversary. Start a new holiday tradition...collect a new, free ornament every year on Friday after Thanksgiving. (a$10.95 value)

Everyone On Your Holiday List!

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Tool Corner — for the person who wants to be organized Do you have someone on your list whose tools are so messy or strewn about they can’t find what they’re looking for? Then Tool Corner may be the answer. Currently available only on line (eventually to be found at home and garden centers everywhere), Tool Corner easily and securely stores shovels, rakes, hoes, trowels, pruning shears, mops, brooms, waxers, Tiki torches, flagpole, skis and ski poles, hockey sticks, fishing poles, oars, pipes, lumber, steel rods, and similar items. Tool Corner will hold three to four times as many tools in half the space as other devices because of its unique storage design. Because most long tools have a broad, but generally thin, working head, many can be kept in a small space if stored face to face in an inverted position. By using the corner junction of two walls, Tool Corner is mounted in a corner so your walls are not cluttered and pathways are not obstructed. Very little floor space is used, so the garage floor is easier to keep clean. The floor where Tool Corner is located creates a “pocket” to securely capture the ends of the tool handles, much like arrows in a quiver. Tool Corner allows the removal or

replacement of any single tool without disturbing other stored tools. Because it concentrates almost all the tool’s weight onto the handle, resting on the floor, the tools are stabilized and cannot fall out. The small tool holder that comes with Tool Corner effectively holds nine small hand tools. The small device holds tools such as pruners, trowels, diggers, screwdivers, etc. The small tools also are individually removable without disturbing the others and can be independently mounted high enough to keep sharp tools out of the reach of small children. Tool Corner can be guaranteed to last forever because of its durable material and expert engineering. Heavy galvanized steel is used and manufactured using a horizontal corrugation profile, much like the large steel guard beams at roadsides. A double thick hem of steel was added over the long edge of Tool Corner to increase the strength, provide a smooth contact surface, and protect against scratching long tools. Tool Corner has added advantages for mops, brooms and waxers. A wet mop, for instance, is stored with the head up and the strands hang free from the shoulder, permitting maximum air circulation for

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ites of passage are turning points by which lives are shaped, marking distinct changes in how one sees oneself and is seen by others. Occasions such as anniversaries, birthdays and holidays all merit special recognition as life changes that are natural and valuable to one’s life journey. The inherent eternal qualities and healing properties of precious metals and gemstones can give the wearer strength and courage to continue on life’s journey with confidence, making a gift of fine jewelry an excellent choice for commemorating life’s biggest accomplishments. “The most important thing to remember in purchasing a piece of fine jewelry is where to shop,” notes Elizabeth Florence, executive director of the Jewelry Information Center (JIC), a nonprofit trade association based in New York City, “Fine jewelry is an instant heirloom and if well taken care of, it can be passed down through generations. Shopping with a professional jeweler, one who is a member of a professional trade association such as Jewelers of America (JA), gives gift-givers confidence in an emotional purchase.” Show Dad how valued he is with a welcome gift of a clever pair of cufflinks: a bull on one cuff, a bear on the other for a stockbroker dad, spiffy enameled American

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stone brooch in a funky, floral design made with luscious green peridot, ocean blue aquamarine, or the myriad hues of topaz looks just as fresh with a jean jacket or corporate attire. The robin’s egg blue of turquoise and coral’s passionate tones are some of today’s hottest looks and also come in a wide range of prices. Historically, turquoise is lauded for bringing spoils to the warrior, animals to the hunter, and happiness and good fortune to all, while coral is considered one of the seven treasures in Buddhist thought. A multiple strand necklace of turquoise or coral is a fresh look for summer, and can be valued throughout the years for its inherent spiritual properties. Whether a show of faith in life’s transitions, or to remind Dad he’s appreciated, fine jewelry is the gift of choice to express emotion and unconditional love. An excellent way to update wardrobes, a gift of fine jewelry is as fashion proof as love itself and will be adored and valued for years -- and generations -- to come. For more information on fine jewelry and watches, or to find a professional jeweler, log on to the Jewelry Information Center Web site at www.jewelryinfo.org.

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Learning and playing and make sense of their world. Early childhood education experts agree that the years from birth to age eight are a critical learning time for children, and children need plenty of opportunities for creative play and creative thinking during this important stage. Parents should pay attention to play, plan for it and encourage it with age-appropriate toys. “Endless possibilities open through a child’s imagination and play,” explains Robin Lehnert, spokesperson for BRIO Corporation, a toy company known for its commitment to play value, quality and fun. A recent survey commissioned by Civitas Initiative and Zero To Three, with financial

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Toys, continued from page14 SSR, and 2002 Dodge Ram Truck. They are available nationwide at GameStop, FuncoLand and Babbages or at www.nkok.com for $19.99. If you have many children on your gift list and a limited budget, Z-CARDZ , from California Creations are the perfect choice. For less than $2.50 for a pack of five, these collectible plastic, credit card-sized trading cards transform into three-dimensional micro-constructions of animals, mythological characters, aircraft, dinosaurs, motorcycles, etc. Kids ages 6 years old and up will love punching out the pieces on each of the cards, and assembling them into threedimensional, highly-detailed model toys. For more advanced modelers, MEGA Z-CARDZ Earth Defenders have more than 50 ornately detailed, punch-out pieces in two cardz. Put them all together to form one amazingly cool 6 1/ 2-inch x 3-inch model with moving pieces. Choose from several techno-warrior creatures that protect the planet from evil, including Robosaur, Rhinotank, Wolfborg, Scowl, Megahawk, and more. Sold at specialty retail toy stores nationwide, ZCARDZ have an MSRP of $2.49 (pack of 5) and MEGA Z-CARDZ have a suggested retail price of $4.99. Looking for an affordable gift that appeals to creative, artistic children? The Ghostline Poster Kit, from Carolina Pad and Paper might be just the thing. This kit helps you turn out neat, professional quality poster art every time. No more crooked lines, words drifting off the page, miscalculated spacing, uneven letters or messy erase marks. That’s because Ghostline features a non-erasable “ghosted grid” -- almost invisible horizontal and vertical lines that provide a perfect pattern to follow. Although the “ghosted grid” is easy to see close up, once your creation is completed, the lines seem to magically disappear. The kit includes eight white Ghostline posterboard sheets, four vivid neon posters and a special stencil for even more flawless results. Available at Target, K-Mart, Walgreens and Meijers. Kupperman says, “If you stick to gifts that are less specific — geared toward all children rather than kids with certain hobbies or collections — you are more likely to see a happy child playing with their new toy.” For more information about these products please log on to www.productivity.net.

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When it comes to digging into muddy ground or sticky materials with a shovel, more time can be spent shaking the material off the shovel than actually digging. Whether it’s a muddy garden or a lawn of gooey clay, a sticky shovel is something almost everyone has had to endure at one time or another— until now. The TOOLITE™ shovel is the only product of its kind on the market that has a blade filled with strategically placed pea-sized holes. These holes allow the material to release from the shovel much easier and makes the TOOLITE shovel lighter than a similar sized conventional shovel. That combination makes the TOOLITE shovel a much more effective and efficient tool for anything from gardening and lawn chores to industrial work. The TOOLITE shovel is the brainchild of Tom Sokaski of Andover, Ohio, who came up with the invention while running a construction business. “My workers and I were always digging in sticky, clay-like soil, and I figured there had to be something that would release the material more quickly and easily,” Sokaski explains. “I knew that material needed a surface to stick to, so I discovered that when holes were put in the blade there would be less surface area for the mud to stick to, but still enough to restrict seepage through the blade.” Despite the

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(ARA) - The Make-A-Wish Foundation has become one of the world’s most well-known charities through its mission of granting the wishes of children with life-threatening illnesses. Since 1980, the foundation has granted the wishes of more than 97,000 children worldwide. This holiday season, Things Remembered continues its partnership with Make-A-Wish, offering three collectible items to benefit the foundation — a snowflake ornament, a musical snow globe and a star-shaped keepsake box. To date, the charitable program has Photo courtesy AraContent raised nearly $700,000. The special partnership between Things Remembered and the Make-A-Wish Foundation started in 1998 when one child, Elysia, wanted to give her loved ones personalized gifts so they would remember her. What began as a young ALL FIRST QUALITY POTTERY girl’s wish to give her family Sale Starts November 29 and friends personalized gifts Holiday Hours thru December 24, Mon.-Sat. 10-5 p.m. saying “Thank you, I love you, Christain Ridge Pottery, 210 Stockfarm Road, S. Paris • 743-8419 and always remember me,” (Off Rt. 117 North from S. Paris toward Buckfield) has grown into an annual program that allows the wishes of children across the nation to come true. “We are hoping that our fifth-anniversary year with the Make-A-Wish Foundation will truly be a million-dollar year,” said Suzanne Sutter, president of Things Remembered. “These special, limited-edition gifts have become such a holiday faOur Custom Comfortex vorite, we feel our goal of raisCellular Shades ing $300,000 this season will be (Made In House) easily met.” WITH THIS AD Exp. 12/31/02 The Make-A-Wish ornament, which can be engraved with a personal message, features a Cover your windows with Energy Smart Symphony pewter snowflake bejeweled g in er Now Off SE Insulating shades and your U O with sparkling Swarovski -H IN G windows will never look better. FINANCIN crystals and tied with a white 90 Days ...sh Ca Same as satin bow. The holiday snow Comfortex is globe holds two festive snowa proud Energy Star® Partner WindowConnection.com Where Innovation Is Always in Fashion men posing by a Make-A-Wish Network Member and promotes the use of energy www.comfortex.com efficient products in the home lamp post. The charming snow globe winds up to play “We 995 Center St. VO Wish You a Merry Christmas” Auburn Windo TED #1 Store inw Treatment and can also be engraved. 782-0052 fobr y3 AconsecuLewtiv./eAyub. ea m New in 2002, a Star Keepsake Busineserica’s Best rs Serving You For Over 50 Years! s Awar ds Box with inspirational wishwww.windowdecorators.com Email: gamles@exploremaine.com ing stones is the first-ever,

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The NEW trend is that everything OLD is NEW again. Well-worn antiques are becoming the inspiration for home furnishings, fashion accessories and home entertaining. New furniture requires 20 finishing steps to make it look old enough to fit in. Try to focus on the mix-and-match style to create a “look” that appears to have been collected over time, rather than purchased all at once. Home is seen as a haven and a place to escape from the daily stresses of life.

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Hunters could use one of these Remington® Express® Gun Cabinet makes great gift Remington’s extensive line of home security safes provides unequaled quality, safety and versatility. The latest addition is a 16-gun cabinet in the new Remington Express line. Constructed with the same quality and many of the features of our security safes, the Remington Express Gun Cabinet is value priced, making it affordable to all hunters and shooters. The Remington Express Gun Cabinet has a 16-cubic foot volume with an overall capacity of 16 guns. Weighing a sturdy 228 pounds, this gun cabinet is manufactured of 12-gauge, welded steel design. It features a full length welded hinge and LaGard ecam electronic lock with four^13/16” locking door bolts. A green textured, powder coat finish completes the exterior with the Remington Express logo displayed on the door. Internal features include foam floor pad. inner lockable compartment, with separate key lock for added security, and two door-mounted plastic bins. The Express Gun Cabinet is pre-drilled for ease of bolting to the wall and floor.

Along with staying home more, the growth of home entertaining and “nesting” has been a boon to wine consumption. Thus emerges the importance of entertaining. The grapevine motif adds winecountry warmth to any dining or entertaining setting. Casual dinnerware and plates with wine images are both functional and decorative. Corkscrews and bottle stoppers are required wine accessories. “We continue to see strong interest in the French Country theme, a key decorating ‘look’ for 2003,” says Joyce Washnik, editor of Giftbeat, a monthly publication that tracks product trends in the gift industry, both nationally and regionally. The wine motif makes people think of Provence, Tuscany or Sonoma. The perception of wine country is relaxation. People are comfortable in staying put and investing money in their own homes, and wine has no season, which is why it and accessories are such a wonderful gift. While one might hesitate to guess as to other’s preferences and favorites when it comes to the wine itself, wine lover’s accessories are always a safe bet. So, “CHEERS!” as you give the tools of the trade. Gifts that offer comfort by telling others you care are what seem to be connecting, whether it’s a gift book, angel pin or coin, plaque or other message related item. “We see this continued interest in our tracking of two key categories: Sentiment and Inspirational,” says Washnik. People arc

buying for friends, mothers, sisters and the meaningful ones in their lives. In the forefront of sentiment is Demdaco’s Willow Tree series.

Other trends: § Suited to a tea — Health and comfort are pushing the change from an energizing coffee break to a relaxing, simple tea time. Teas, along with teapots, cups and sauces as well as other teatime accessories make great gifts. § Personal Accessory — It seems to be the year of the bracelet, especially inexpensive stretch braceletswith glitz and color. You can find bracelets from the oldfashioned to the dangling charms as well as the newer Italian bracelets. § Soft touches — Plush is making a comeback — the softer the better. That teddy bear or little animal had better be cuddly and irresistibly huggable. A great line is Mary Meyer’s Flip Flops. Customers won’t let go of them as they walk around the shop. § Make Way for Baby — The aging baby boomers are turning into grandparents, many with disposable income. A recent poll in American Demographics says boomer grandparents are showering $35 billion a year on their grandkids. Gifts must be good quality items, well designed, well priced and safe. As we think of baby, let’s not forget gifts geared to the mother-to-be. After all, she’s the one doing all the work. § Pampered Pets — What else comes to mind when you think of staying at home more? Why, pets of course. Pampered pets are becoming a major part of many homes and families. Look for more fun and spoiling gifts for your pets. Dog themed items are hot right now, while cats are not far behind. From whimsical prints to serving dishes, traveling bags, paw mitts and duplicates of your favorite pet, you’ll find them all. Animals from the wild are quickly gaining in popularity. § Add to the above - make it FUN, FUNCTIONAL and VERSATILE and you have “The Perfect Gift”’ Rachel Desgrosseilliers is the co-owner of Gooseberry Barn in Auburn. She is also a regional and national panelist for Giftbeat Magazine.

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Must have utensil for people with the use of only one hand. Unique design of the combined for and knife allows you to cut an entire meal into bite-sized pieces of just about anything — soft meats, cheeses, salads, desserts, etc. Simple to use, just press down on the food, roll to cut and twist to pick up. Easy to grip handle is dishwasher safe. For right or left hand use. Suggested retail: $3.19; bag of 25, $59.

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Two-handled transparent cup with extra wide base provides a secure grip and stability while reducing the occurrence of accidental spills. Unique, angled design provides space for nose and eye glasses while making it possible to drink with little or no neck movement. Holds 8 oz.; dishwasher safe. Suggested retail: $7.75

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Perfect for children of varied ages, grandparents with visiting grandchildren, facilities catering to clients of all ages and day care centers, this special toilet seat features a child’s seat with a smaller opening fitted between a standard adult toilet seat and lid. The child’s seat can be removed for easy cleaning and, when not in use, it can be flipped up to rest inside the recess of the lid. Rubber bumpers under the bottom seat grip the toilet to secure the seats and eliminate wobbling. Made of durable, flexible plastic; fits all standard toilets. Suggested retail: $59.95

large, easy to tighten lever knob; fits a 1-inch diamater tube and comes with a sleeve to reduce it to fit 7/8” tubes. Suggested list: $8.75; package of 3 available.

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Shower seat with removable back and arms assists in sitting or standing and makes personal hygiene easier. Features height adjustable legs from 16-21 inches in 1-inch increments, suction feet and a built-in hand-held shower spray holder. Supports up to 300 pounds. Durable. Rust proof. Suggested retail: $59.90. Other models available.

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Holds drinks securely on wheelchair, walker and rollator grames, bed rails and other tubular frames. Slitted on two sides accommodate cups with handles, can also hold glasses, cans and bottles. Accessible to left or right handed people. Clamp-n holder has

Bed rail with roomy compartment turns ordinary beds into convenient storage areas while providing support for getting in and out of bed. Adds a sense of security to people who are afraid of falling out of bed. Non-metal handle eliminates static shock that

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Soft Touch Tuffet™ Leg Rest

At work or rest, it can be used in either of two positions — footrest or leg rest. As a footrest, the knees are ergonomically placed in a slightly bent position to alleviate back and knee pain. For people unable to bend their knees, it can be used in the leg rest position to legs remain fully extended. The Tuffet elevates tired legs and feet and reduces strain on the back and knees, easily fits between the swing-away supports of wheelchairs or under a desk. Suggested retail: $75. For additional information, contact Maddak Inc., 6 Industrial Road, Pequannock, NJ 074401993; tel 973-628-7600. FAX 973-305-0841; email custservice@maddak.com or visit the web site at www.maddak.com or www.ableware.com These products are available through many local medical and hospital supply centers, pharmacies and homecare retail centers.

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This gift will last a lifetime By DEB WAGEMANN With one gift you can make an eternal statement that says, “I love you.” You can even change a child’s future. Life insurance for a child is one gift that can last a lifetime. More than a death benefit protection, a gift of life insurance can help a child attain a bright secure financial future. Children can receive many living benefits from a life insurance plan: • Give your child a gift that grows as the child grows. A permanent life insurance plan accumulates cash value on a tax-deferred basis. As an adult, the child can use the cash value to start a business, purchase a home, pay for a college education or even supplement a retirement income. • Protect your child’s future insurability by purchasing life insurance while the child is young and healthy. • Purchase life insurance at low premium rates since premiums are based on your child’s age at the time the life insurance is issued. • Teach your child thrift, responsibility and financial planning through the importance you place on insuring the child’s life. And help your child begin a sound financial plan for the future with his or her own life insurance contract. • Create a death benefit to pay medical and final expenses if your child dies. The death of a child affects a family emotionally and financially. A death benefit can help alleviate the financial burden. A gift of life insurance gives a child a head start on life. You can give your child a lasting gift - a gift of love - through life insurance. For more information about life insurance, Deborah J. Wagemann can be reached at 67 Minot Avenue, Auburn, Maine 04210 • Tel: (207) 783-8804/l-800-561-8506/ Fax: (207) 777-6483

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Give a billiard gift for the entire family

(ARA) - When was the last time you had a get-together at your place, sharing an activity that brings everyone to the table? Now more than ever folks are spending time with family and friends and often it’s over a game of pool. Pool does not leave anyone out. From age 6 to 86 (and beyond), everyone can play pool. Pool doesn’t discriminate by gender either —women are on an even playing field with men. It also crosses social lines — from pool hall to penthouse game room, from after school programs to senior centers and from the family game room to the factory or office break room, pool is everybody’s game. Looking for the perfect gift for the pool player in your life? The options are as rich and varied as the history of the sport. Whether you’re buying for a pro or a rank novice, there is something to fit the recipient’s taste and your pocketbook. The pool cue (or cue stick) is a vital piece of game equipment that must be kept in tip-top shape. Gifts that help maintain this all-important piece of equipment can be quite affordable, often less than $30. Maintenance kits that help to clean, condition and repair the cue are greatly appreciated. So are items such as tip picks, gloves, chalk and talc — great additions to a gift basket or affordable gifts on their own. Pool cues run the gamut from utilitarian to extravagant. Basic one-piece cues start at $25, a two-piece cue stick ranges from $65 to $300 and a top of the line custom cue can cost anywhere from $350 to $10,000. The “top shelf” specialty cues, made of exotic woods and embellished with inlays of wood, gems and stones, express the personality of the true pool aficionado. A simple phone call, and A New and UNIQUE gift shop Cue cases to transport and rest from we take care of all the s et protect the stick start at about $35 t Bask f design to delivery. Let our i G t e Specializing in Primative & Folk Art and go up from there. Colorful and business work for yours! 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Is there someone on your gift list with arthritis? Someone temporarily or permanently disabled? Do you want to make their lives easier? These products from Maddock, Inc., the makers of Ableware®, might be just what you’re looking for.

available in 12-, 16-, 18- and 24-inch sizes. Suggested retail, starting at $27.32.

Star Glide™ Walker Slides

Hand Gym® Clinically tested therapeutic hand exerciser helps users improve strength, dexterity and range of motion using isometric and resistive movements while the hand is positioned for optimal functioning. Finger joints can be exercised individually or together. Effective for anyone suffering from rheumatoid arthritis or other hand ailments, including people participating in hobbies and sports who require additional hand strength and dexterity — musicians included. Comes with exercise manual. Suggested retail: $59.

Bath+Safe™ Swirl Grip Designer Grab Bars Attractive, wall-mounted grab bars with swirl grip provide a secure, non-slip grasp even when wet. Bars fea- ture diamondshaped mounting brackets to conceal the installation screws. Hardware included;

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Nylon glides for wheeled wlakers selfalign with the floor to reduce friction and allow easier movement of the walker. Simple to use and easy to install. Just remove the rubber tips from the walker legs, replace them with Star Glides and you’re ready to go. For walkers with 1-inch and 1-1/8-inch diameters; two per package. Suggested retail: $19.50

SoftCurve™ Grip Cutlery Cutlery that truly fits your hand! Attractive, soft grip cutlery is ideal for everyone, especially people with arthritis or limited hand grasp. The handles are ergonimically designed and contoured with a slight curve at the end that allows the utensils to nestle securely in your hand for a comfortable grip. Stainless steel. Dishwasher safe. Knife, fork, teaspoon and soup spoon available. Suggested retail: $9.45 each.

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Bath+Safe™ Deluxe Tub Rail

Plastic coated wire basket attaches with strips of Velcro® brand fastener to the cross bar and vertical bars of almost any walker. Features a heavy-duty clear plastic tray that is nearly indestructible. It has one large compartment, a coin or medication holder and a round compartment for a glass, can or cup. Basket measures 51⁄2 x 16 x 7-inches deep. Suggested retail: $18.

Deluxe rail measures just under 15 inches for safe and easy access into and out of the tub. Features a non-metal handle that’s easy to grasp and rubber pads that protect the tub from scratches. EAsy to install and requires no tools. Fits tubs 3-7” thick. Suggested retail: $43.90.

Roberts™ Book Holder

Adapts for left or right hand showers, this transfer bench provides easier access for people who have difficulty getting in and out of the shower. Features

Adjustable book holder offers convenient, hands-free reading. two adjustable pegs prevent pages from flipping, yet allow for easy page-turning. It will hold almost any size book, magazine, photo album, etc. at a comfortable angle and is an idea computer text aid or cookbook holder. Features a built-in handle for easy carrying and folds flat for storage. Suggested retail: $27.90.

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and summer activities to experiment and grow, as well as to build a college application that will be a true indication of their special abilities. It has an age appropriate text sensitive to the emotional, psychological and intellectual needs of teens, and it is filled with chekclists, quizzes, worksheets and time-management tips College Rules! How to Study, Survive and Succeed in College — ( By Sherrie Nist and Jodi Holschuh; Ten Speed Press; soft cover; $14.95) As seniors across the country prepare for graduation and a life beyond high school, their thoughts turn to the next challenge — college. Along with learning to cope with the laundry, the wierd roommate and finding the best way to buy football tickets, students need a practical guide to tackling the real work of college — academics! Topics include transitioning from high school to college; getting and staying motivated; becoming a well-rounded student; creating a firstrate learning environment; getting the most out of college textbooks; surviving mid-terms and finals; balancing work and play.

For anyone else:

The Zen of Organizing: Creating Order and Peace in Your Home, Career and Life - (By Regina Leeds, Alpha Books/Pearson Education, soft cover, $14.95) This book takes readers through a 3-step process guaranteed to bring peace and calm to even the most

cluttered and chaotic environments. Beginning with an understanding of the concept of time and how to manage it effectively, the autor moves readers step-by-step to help create an environment that nurtures and uplifts them. Readers will learn how to set up an office, including a no-fuss filing system; organize the kitchen; eliminate clutter from closets; overcome physical and emotional ties to chaos. Breaking the Rules of Aging - (By Dr. David Lipschitz, Lifeline Press, hardcover, $24.95) Dr. Lipschitz , affectionately known as “Dr. David” to his patients, contends that “virtually everything we have been taught about getting older is completely wrong.” Director of the renowned Reynolds Center on Aging and host of the award-winning PBS series “Aging Successfully with Dr. David,” the author explodes some of the very common myths on aging such as “thinner is better, stress tests prevent heart attacks, most people over 60 need a lot of medication, and we all get weaker and more frail with age.” Tom Crean - Unsing Hero of the Scott and Shackleton Antartic Expeditions - ( By Michael Smith, The Mountaineers Books, hard cover, $24.95) During the great age of polar exploreation, there was one man who served both Scott and Shackleton,

spent more time on the Antartic ice than either of those celebrated leaders and who was key to the survival of his party each time — a hero whose story has gone unsung. Irish-born Tom Crean was an ordinaty man of unassuming origins who achieved extraordinary things. This engaging figure never blindly followed orders yet always did what had to be done and was loyal to captain and crew in the process. How to Avoid the Mommy Trap - A Roadmap for Sharing Parenting and Making It Work - ( By Julie Shields, Capital Books Inc., 238 pages including index, $26.95) Women want to be able to have children and have a career, but they do not know how to juggle both successfully. This book outlines a plan for sharing parenting responsibilities, giving women choices in their lives and not forcing them to sacrifice either career or children. Shields, a successful Washington, D.C. attorney and mother of two interviewed marital counselors, childcare workers, negotiation experts, employers, child development experts, and parents to find out how to create a family balance. This is the first book to go beyond analysis to offer life-tested answers for men and women in

the 21st century. Full of practical and honest advice, it can change your life. Father’s Milk - Nourishment and Wisdom for the First-Time Father (By Andre Stein, Ph.D. with Peter Samu, M.D., hardcover, Capital Books Inc., 210 pages including index, $18.95) In a book that speaks directly to fathers instead of about them—two experienced dads (and doctors) explore the essence of what it means to be a “good father” today. The book instructs through stories and practical solutions how to find the path to conscious fathering. New fathers have at least as many questions and worries as new mothers. Will this be the end of my freedom? Will my child replace me in my partner’s heart? What if I turn out as rotten a father as my father was? What does it mean to be a “good father?” Written in a confident and trustworthy voice, Father’s Milk provides answers to a myriad of questions that today’s new dads ask themselves. The authors demonstrate good fathering through stories and practical advice about everyday situations. The book includes a self-administered questionnaire to evaluate the reader’s “father quotient;” i.e., how well he is prepared for the various stages of fatherhood. These and a myriad of other great books can be found or ordered through your local bookstore.

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Homemade from the kitchen

With a little creativity, imagination and a lot less time than you think, you can spread unforgettable charm from holiday gatherings to showers, birthdays to a simple visit with friends. The bonus: Homemade is as easy on the family budget as it is delightful to receive. You can even let your recipients participate in the homemade creation by layering luscious ingredients they mix up and finish themselves. You prepare the basics for cookies and bars, seasoning mixes, beverage mixes — even tasty entrees. Then package with some creative touches like ribbon, a personalized note and simple instructions for finishing what you’ve started. Ready-to-go mixes are beautiful to look at; you can layer ingredients carefully in collector jars to create a “sand art” effect. They inspire recipients to take a break every time they use your home-assembled mixes. They can even fill a room with scents of baking Triple Chip Cookies or White Chocolate Brownies. Charming replicas of the Ball® Ideal Jar are available in a range of sizes at food retailers and specialty stores. Think you don’t have time for homemade? Sure you do!

Corn Bread Muffin Mix

1 cup buttermilk baking mix 1/4 cup cornmeal 1/4 cup sugar 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder Combine all ingredients in a large bowl. Fill

Ball® Heritage Series™ Ideal Pint Jar with mix. Secure closure. Makes one pint jar.

Triple Chip Cookie Mix

2 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon powdered vanilla 1 cup brown sugar 1/2 cup granulated sugar 1/3 cup white chocolate chips 1/3 cup butterscotch chips 1/3 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips Combine flour, baking soda, salt and powdered vanilla. Fill Ball® Heritage Series™ Quart Jar with flour mixture. Layer brown sugar and granulated sugar into jar. Combine three flavors of chips and place in jar. Secure closure. Makes one quart jar.

Leatherman’s smallest tool big on function

Squirt, the newest addition to the Leatherman Tool Group’s line of multipurpose pocket tools, hit shelves nationwide in September. Users can choose the pliersbased Squirt PS or the scissors-based Squirt S4. Squirt is the company’s smallest, most compact, multi-purpose tool to date, weighing jut under two ounces and measuring 2.25 inches in length. What a great stocking stuffer! The scissors model includes three types of screwdrivers, personal care items like tweezers and a nail file, as well as a bottle opener and knife; the pliers model also features three screwdrivers along with wire cutters, and awl and two types of files. For more information, visit www.leatherman.com.

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1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon salt 2/3 cup cocoa 2 1/4 cups sugar 1/2 cup chopped pecans 1/2 cup white chocolate chips Combine flour, baking powder and salt. Fill Ball® Heritage Series™ Quart Jar with flour mixture. Layer remaining ingredients into jar in order listed, packing firmly after each addition. Secure closure. Makes one quart jar.

For gardeners —no more guessing! Every spring, countless gardeners and plant lovers seed their beds, planters, and pots with new annuals, perennials, herbs, and vegetables .. . and promptly forget what they put where. Fortunately, Agrimarks™, a novel idea in plant markers from Proto Part, Inc., solves this problem with ease. Rugged and weather-resistant, Agrimarks Plant Markers are reusable, clear plastic garden identification holders that take the guesswork out of gardening and, at the same time, reveal many other new possibilities for plant identification and personalization. Proto Part Agrimarks Plant Markers carry an introductory retail price of $4.99 per four-pack, enclosed in a colorful UPC-coded sleeve, shrink-wrapped and fitted with a hangtag. For More Information Contact Proto Part, Inc., 71 Pine Road. Hudson, NH 03051; Ph: 603-8836531, Fax: 603-883-1216Web: www.protopart.com; Email: Debbie@protopart.com

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KickStart to College - (By Marian Edelman Borden; Alpha Books/Pearson Education, soft cover; $14.95) A warm, friendly guide to the pre-college years, KickStart to College helps students build the kind of academic and extracurricular record they’ll need — and still have a live. The books helps students use athletics, music, drama, art, clubs, volunteering

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Gardeners can dig all day long without strain to the wrist and forearm with the new Birds & Blooms Extend-a-Hand gardening system. This 4-in-1 tool attaches to the forearm and has a rightangled handgrip to maximize strength and leverage when using its trowel, hoe, cultivator or pruning saw attachments. The tool “lets you use the power of your entire arm, shoulder and body when working in the garden, eliminating strain on the wrist and hand,” explained inventor Joe Fornelli of Park Ridge, IL. “...We were excited that the tool even helps folks with arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome or other conditions, who find digging, planting and weeding difficult,” adds Birds & Blooms editor Joe Nowak. The heads attach securely to the easy-to-grip handle, which can be adjusted in length to fit the arm and is secured by a forearm strap. It sells for $24.99 (plus $5.95 shipping), which will be refunded if the customer is not completely satisfied. To order with a credit card, call Country Store at 1-800/558-1013 and request Item 31805. Or, send payment to Country Store, Suite 5003, P.O. Box 990. Greendale WI 53129. On the Web/ go to www.blrdsandblooms..com and click on the “Country Store” link. Please include Suite 5003 on the order form.

Decorative Painting 1-2-3 - (The Home Depot, Meredith Books, hardcover, $24.95) Everything a homeowner needs to know for painting sucess is now available with this guide. Beginning with the all-important decisions like choosing colors and selecting the right tools and materials, the book covers paint selection, prep and cleanup. Homeowners also will learn the fine points of painting basics for walls, ceilings, floors, doors, windows and trim, with additional advice on painting plastic laminate, concrete masonry and brick.

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holiday button covers, baby burp cloths or a beach towel carry-all. Included are the instructions, supplies, and the approximate length of time needed to complete the project. Recent featured projects in the sewing and quilting category have included easy Halloween costumes, a ruffled rug, and an embroidered mantel cloth with a holiday design. “Most people are more creative than they think and just need some inspiration,” says Hillert. “And in many cases it doesn’t take more time to make a gift than it does to shop for one.” Whether you are interested in creating quilts, garments or embroidered craft projects, Bernina’s newest sewing and embroidery system, the arista 200E, offers a number of innovative options. It is the first and only one of its kind that

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wornout area will be easier than ever with the help of Flower Gardening 1-2-3. This handy volume contains everything from design and planning to the critical rold of plant selections, proper planting advice and overall care. Step-bystep advice and more than 600 color photographs will inspire and inform any gardener. It even contains a comprehensive flower encyclopedia. Building Decks: Pro Tips and Simple Steps - (Stanley, Meredith Books, softcover, $16.95) Long listed among the most desired features of American homes, decks also rank among the best DIY projects for homeowners, who can easily cut the cost of any new deck in half by doing the work themselves. Deck building takes times but requires only average skills and common home tools. Sinple, detailed steps guide the reader through each project, whether it’s creating, repairing or enhancing an existing deck. All the directions are written in understandable everyday language . More than 400 photos and illustrations

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is Microsoft Windows CE-powered, and with its large color touch screen, it is easy to use. The artista 200 creative system offers the industry’s most powerful software, a CD-ROM drive, an optional modem that takes the user directly to a special site to gain more information on sewing, the ability to download embroidery designs, and an embroidery module for making personalized gifts. If you are looking for a gift for the creative person in your family, Bernina dealers carry a wide selection of books, as well as offer classes and ideas on a variety of topics. Bernina’s educational department provides instructional and inspirational support for all Bernina machines. With more than 70 optional feet and accessories, a library of licensed and nonlicensed embroidery designs for all holidays and special events, every person can create that special gift of love for a friend or family member, and every person can find a special creatve gift for that loved one who sews. So this holiday season, share a little bit of yourself with each gift by creating a holiday keepsake with a Bernina sewing machine, embroidery system or serger.(ARA) For more information about the artista 200E or other products and accessories, or to locate an authorized Bernina dealer visit www.berninausa.com.

she called a “Family Flower.” This sorts of events associated with the comprehensive, kid-friendly geneaprocess. This is more than just a “how logical primer brings together how-to to plant” guide; rather, it educates as it techniques, Internet tips, the story of entertains, explaining about organic immigration to America and true tales gardening, how climate affects what of kids and adults who have had amazcan be grown where, selecting plants ing journeys while learning about or seeds and how to protect your plants their genealogy. from pests and other dangers. There Ladybugs - Red, Fiery and Bright are also recipes for gardeners as well - (By Mia Posada, as information on how to preserve the Lerner Publishharvest for later use and a chapter on ing, Carolrhoda specialty gardening. Books, hard covFor the Do-It-Yourselfer: er, $15.95) Enter Tiling 1-2-3 - (The Home Depot, Merthe tiny world edith Books, hardcover, $24.95) Those of the ladybug who love the look and feel of tile, yet to see how these think it might be gentle little bugs behond their skills, grow into bright will now find the flying beetles information they with vivid red coats need for easy sucand shiny black spots. Did you know cess. The patient, birds don’t like the taste of these little step-by-step help critters? Sweetly rhymed throughout, found in Tiling this book of charming verse, fun facts 1-2-3 will make and beautiful illustrations provides an believers out of informative look at one of children’s doubters. Detailed color favorite backyard bugs. photographs and clear instructions Planting the Seed - A Guide to Gar- guarantee great results on more thanb dening (By Suzanne Winckler, Le80 easy-to-follow tiling projects. rner Publishing, Flower Gardening 1-2-3 - (The First Avenue Home Depot, Meredith Books, hardEditions, soft cover, $24.95) Most homeowners are cover, $7.95) The never quite satisfied with the state of author takes her their gardens. Now, creating a brand young readers new garden or reviving an old or on a trip from the grocery store NEWLY Route 4 • Turner • 225-5700 to the garden, explaining all ENED

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hat in the world should I give Mom this year? As the holidays approach, most of us are beginning to think about the list of gifts we will need to buy. We may visit the mall or look through catalogs in search of the perfect thing; but for those we are close to, the gifts that may mean the most are the ones that we create ourselves. One way to express this affection for your loved ones is to give them each a personalized gift that you have sewn or embroidered yourself. There is a whole range of products available to help you produce a distinctive project, from customized sewing systems to specialty threads to instructional books and CDs. “When you create a gift, you are giving of yourself,” says Gayle Hillert, vice president of education at Bernina of America. The Bernina company, located in Steckborn, Switzerland, produce creative and innovative sewing systems, overlockers, embroidery machines and accessories. If you are looking for inspiration and the tools to make it happen, Bernina’s Web site, www.berninausa.com, offers project ideas for every skill level and every category of sewing, including quilting, home decorating, garment sewing, crafting and embroidery. Great ideas for homemade holiday gifts, small and large, are featured in each category on the site. In the embroidery section you can learn how to make

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A good read makes a great gift

If there’s one thing sure to fit, it’s a book. Knowing the likes and interests of your recipient makes it easy to find just the right topic or theme, and children are especially easy to please. Here is a sampling from a variety of publishers for your consideration.

For young readers:

The Noonday Trail - (By John Tuitel and Sharon Lamson; Cedar Tree Publishing, ages 8-12, $5.99) Book 4 in the Gun Lake Adventure Series features Johnnie Jacobson, a youth sleuth in a wheelchair, who leads a group of friends on adventures in the sleepy Michigan town of Gun Lake. This uncommon hero teaches young readers how to overcome adversity and how to treat people with disabilities. In this adventure, the first day at a new school proves to be challenging, but will it be as adventuresome as the summer was?

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Johnnie Jacobson is not too sure, but a secret football play and a field trip to where Chief Noonday and the Ottawa tribe used to live put Johnnie and his Gun Lake friends hot on the trail of another exciting adventure. Off to Fight - (By Alan N. Kay; White Mane Publishing, juvenile fiction, $5.95) Third in the Young Heroes of History series, this is the story of 12year-old George Adams, who has just begun to settle into life in Richmond when Virginia secedes from the Union. George joins the boys he has become friends with when they enlist to fight for the Confederacy. Unfortunately for George, the war does not go well for the South. Finally, the battle of Fredericksburg provides him with his greatest challenge: When he saves a young orphan girl hiding in the woods, George realizes he is the only one who can keep this poor, starving young girl alive. The problem is he is a soldier who has to go off to fight, and she can’t live without him! Marky and the Seagull - (By Deanna Luke; illustrated by Lynne Chambers. Blessing Our World pub-

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ransforming your house for the holidays with a few festive touches is easy and fun, according to two interior designers who shun store-bought decorations in favor of individual creativity. “Drape folds and swags of sheer bridal voile down a stairway banister,” suggests Mary Abshier of Mary Abshier Interiors, Houston, Texas. For banisters that abut a wall at the top of the stairwell, mount a translucent green 3M spring clip with Command Adhesive to the wall next to the banister. Attach the fabric to the clip and then twist the fabric around the banister making abundant swags down the staircase. For added color, intertwine the voile with wonderful brightly colored ribbon or a garland of greens. At the bottom of the stairs, secure the fabric to the banister with a red or green bow and cut off the excess voile. The family of 3M self-adhesive devices are as helpful to the busy holiday decorator as Santa’s elves are to him. Almost any flat surface is game for the hooks, clips strips and hangers to do their work. They leave no holes, scars or traces of residue once they’re removed and can be used again year after year, with Command adhesive replacement strips. Abshier suggests mantles can also be decorated with voile or an alternative fabric. This may be a great way to use leftover material from a slipcover, pillow or drapery project to create a custom, coordinated look in family or living room. Some other ideas involve using a crocheted piano scarf for Christmas or Hanukkah or colorful African-style print cloth, for Kwaanza. To prevent the fabric from slipping, affix a horizontal row of 3M spring clips to the wall just above the mantle at intervals of from five to eight inches and secure the fabric in the clips. Spring clips come in translucent blue, green and lavender as well as solid white. Special tree ornaments or photographs of family and friends Gi from past holidays, in small frames, can be showcased in a fts “necklace” above the mantle, across a window or along the wall, either at eye-level or at chair rail height, suggests Marira beth Jemmott, ASID, of Certified Interiors, Plymouth, Mass. tc String the ornaments, one after another, along a ribbon or gold M h Ti eg cket or silver rope, leaving approximately 1/2-inch between each ab s uc G one. Depending on their size, you might need to allow a bit ks ree nm more distance between frames. Attach a horizontal row of 3M hooks to the wall or window at one-foot intervals. These come off oun ee tai H n in red, green, black, pewter, blue, vanilla and white. You can allm a r select those that match the wall color or those that deliberately kC ards contrast with it. Drape the strand across the hooks. “Traditional holiday symbols, such as a wreath, Star of David, or cluster of artificial fruit, tied with a ribbon, can be hung on doors and walls with abandon throughout the house, because self-adhesive 3M mounting devices are as easy to take Candy - Jewelry - Beverages down as they are to put up,” says Pauline Allison, brand manToys - Gifts - Food - Snacks We accept Food Stamps ager for 3M’s Command adhesive products. Hours: Monday-Saturday • 6am-8pm 3M mounting products with Command adhesive range in price 365 Sabattus Street from $1.99-$3.99 and are available through hardware and decoLewiston, ME rating stores, discount and office supply chains. 782-6655

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Grill up a feast this holiday season (ARA) - About 85 percent of American households own a grill, and use them more than 3.1 billion times annually. In fact, more and more people are grilling all year round, and make good use of their grills during the holiday season. Fortunately, today’s grills are designed to handle the gourmet requirements of a holiday feast. Thanks to the proliferation of cooking shows and celebrity chefs, home cooks are getting more creative, experimenting with less traditional grilled foods and more varied ingredients. The following recipe from the grilling experts at Char-Broil is a good example of a dish that is simple to prepare, yet a little exotic -- perfect for holiday gatherings.

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4. Shower shoes —Students can avoid bacteria and other germs in community bathrooms and showers by wearing shower shoes. Try using a pair of flipflops or water shoes. 5. Space saving supplies — Instead of taking up desk space with a huge tape dispenser, purchase a smaller version, like the Duck brand Multi-Mount™. It can adhere to any smooth vertical or horizontal surface, even a computer monitor. It is repositionable and won’t leave behind a sticky residue. 6. Dry-erase board — Small dry-erase boards and markers are an integral part of every college student’s social life. Using them on dorm room doors allows friends to leave messages while the student is away (studying in the library, of course). 7. Quick and easy food — Every college student needs a few key food items in their dorm rooms to satisfy those late-night hunger pains that come after hours of diligent studying. Such items as Pop-Tarts, hot chocolate, Ramen Noodles and tortilla chips and salsa are a few staples that will fulfill every student’s cravings. Many of these products will help make living in small spaces easier and more organized than ever. According to Justin Sikora, a Resident Assistant at Marquette University, “stackable items, such as crates, are a great way to save large amounts of

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space, but students can also save a little space here and there with totes and smaller versions of various supplies.” Sikora noted that not only will investing in these items organize students, but buying them ahead of time will save a lot of money. Waiting until the last minute to buy such key items at the school bookstore will create unneeded lastminute stress and will cost more than anticipated. (ARA) Convenient Duck® brand products help students, are easy to use, convenient, trendy, and visually appealing. With all of the items

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palette ranges from vivid shades of sea blue, grape and ruby, to the best-selling earth tone cigar, and neutrals of sand, chamois and taupe. Machine-washable leather highlights deep fashion tones like currant and brick as well as the essential black, while faux shearling is focused on traditional natural shades.

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blazers, barn coats and A-line skirts, the look is still clean and well-defined. With this comes a new and welcome note of comfort. Shoulders relax a touch, jackets loosen up, and skirts acquire an easy sense of movement. Color is also a critical element, as seen in Bernardo’s eye-catching spectrum of fashions. This season, machine-washable, machine-dryable suede is offered in a dozen new choices —over and above more than 10 previously introduced for spring. The

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Fashions. Last year, this New York-based company launched a collection of machine-washable, machine-dryable suede outerwear and sportswear, which became an immediate best seller. “Women love leather and suede,” says Bernardo president Stuart Pollack. “But traditionally, they’ve also thought of them as expensive, high-maintenance items. Now consumers have a new freedom to wear leather and suede as a practical part of their everyday wardrobes.” Retail experts have highlighted easy-care suede and leather as a particularly important trend this year. “Washability has to be seen as one of the leading edge

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(ARA) - When it comes to holiday shopping, men and women are alleged to be very different. The conventional wisdom is women shop and men buy. Most women spend time carefully planning their purchases and do their shopping over a period of time. Many men, on the other hand, wait until the very last minute and often end up choosing whatever happens to be on display that day. Not usually a successful strategy for getting the right gift. For those who are anticipating the upcoming holiday shopping season with fear and trepidation, the Retail Council of Canada offers some holiday shopping survival tips for men.  Start shopping now so you don’t have to get something at the last minute. (Lastminute power shopping is not a sport).  Take advantage of gift-wrapping services to save time and aggravation (and to make a good impression).  Before shopping for clothes for your significant other, check for her preferred sizes, colors, fabrics and brands. (Important: when in doubt, buy the smaller size.)

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s you trim the tree and deck the halls, have you ever wondered why you are doing it? How did these customs get started and what do they symbolize? Although your holiday decorating taste may not reflect your Grandmother’s or even your Mother’s style, tradition is part of this holiday, more than any other. So before you hang your chili pepper string of lights and your fiber optic Christmas tree, consider the history of the Christmas tree and the ornaments we hang on it. Perhaps no symbol of the season is more widely recognized than the Christmas tree. Queen Victoria’s German husband, Prince Albert, is credited with introducing the Christmas tree to England in the 1840s. Wanting to emulate the royal family, people began to adopt the custom and it soon became popular. Some historians trace the origin of the Christmas tree to an even earlier period. Even before the Christian era, trees and boughs were used for ceremonies. Egyptians, in celebration of the winter solstice, brought green date palms into their homes as symbols of life triumphing over death. Likewise, when the

Romans observed the feast of Saturn, part of the ceremony was the raising of an evergreen bough, and centuries ago in Great Britain, the Druids used evergreens during mysterious winter solstice rituals. The Druids considered holly and mistletoe symbols of eternal life and placed evergreen branches over doors to keep away evil spirits. The urge to add sparkle to the tree started early -- Martin Luther, in the 16th century, is credited as being the first person to put candles on a tree, and the first electrically lighted Christmas tree appeared in 1882. In Victorian times, people had already started decorating trees with cakes, fruit and small gifts that were hung on the branches with ribbon. In 1880, Woolworth’s first sold manufactured Christmas tree ornaments, and they caught on very quickly. Swarovski, the largest manufacturer of full cut crystal, offers ornaments that add glamour and elegance to any tree. The 2002 Annual Edition Ornament, the 12th in the holiday collectibles series, is a stunning crystal snowflake design with 162 facets that create a brilliant kaleidoscope effect.

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here’s no better time than the holidays to take great photos. Not only does Samsung Camera suggest the new Maxima Zoom 105ti QD camera as the perfect gift, but the company also offers these helpful tips to ensure that your holiday’s photos will be most memorable. Contrary to popular belief, it’s not necessary to have the kids say “Cheese” when you want to capture that perfect photo. Lining up the kids and asking them to say “Cheese,” more than likely, will give you a shot of a goofy smile and lots of teeth. Some of the best photos tend to be “candid” photos, when the subject is unsuspecting. But, how do you get an unposed informal photograph? Samsung camera offers these six holiday photo tips:  Make sure your gift has an “Open me first” tag on it.  Make sure the camera contains a battery and film.  Make sure your camera is in an accessible place.  If you see a situation where you feel like saying: “Isn’t that cute” – that’s the time to quietly reach for the camera.  Position yourself on the same level as the subject so that you’ll be able to capture the facial expression. For example, if a child is opening a gift, you’ll want to capture the expression just as the child discovers the contents.  Call out the person’s name. In order to get a great unsuspecting shot of a child opening a gift, or playing with a pet or a toy, simply call the child’s name and the natural instinct will be for the child to look up and towards you. Snap! The perfect photo. The Samsung Maxima Zoom 105ti QD camera – with a 38-105 Samsung High Definition lens - is the perfect camera for taking holiday photos. Affordably priced between $79.99 - $99.99, the fully automatic lens shutter camera, is housed in a stylish aluminum camera body. Features include continuous, portrait, bulb, landscape and infinity shooting modes. There is a fill-in flash and flash-off feature as well as a red-eye reduction function and a 10second self-timer. For more information call 1-800-SNAPSHOT or visit Samsung Camera at www.sam sungcamerausa.com. Samsung Opto-Electronics America, Inc. (Samsung Camera) is located in Secaucus, New Jersey.

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An important part of making the most of everyday is simply getting up on time, which becomes even more difficult as the days grow shorter. It is especially hard for children who have been free of routine for the entire summer. A reliable alarm clock is a must for every member of the family. “Since everybody wakes up in a different way, there are a wide variety of alarm designs to fit every wake-up routine,” according to Steve Horovitz, General Manager of the clock division of the Chaney Instrument Company, a leading US clock company which markets Acu-Rite alarm clocks. There are simple alarms that have big, easy-to-read numbers for those who have a hard time seeing in the morning and clock radios for those who like to wake up gently to music. Key-wound alarms are great for traditionalists who find the gentle tic-tock of a key-wound

alarm soothing and the bell ring just loud enough. And then there are very loud alarms, like the Alert that has a 90- to 100-decibel buzzer, for those who need to be shaken from their beds. Acu-Rite’s Legato has a built-in night light for a little light in the room at night. TheVerve has a hidden dial that is easy to read in the dark and easy-to-gripsetting knobs on the back for those whose fingers are not so nimble.

even self-adjust for Daylight Saving Time twice a year. So, when that time comes, you know that you have one clock in the house that has the right time and one less task to perform. Learn to say “no.” According to “Time Management and Family Issues,” this is the single most important thing a busy person can do to make the best use of their time. We are all asked to do many more things than we could ever havetime for. It is important to be selective. For more information about clocks that will help For more tips on organizing your time visit the following web sites: organizedhome.com; ivillage.com; iamnext.com;embark.com; monster.com; family.org.

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Fake tree? You’re not alone... (KRT) For centuries, the only acceptable Christmas trees came out of the groun, but as the world industrialized in the 1800s, manufacturers realized that they could be made of almost anything: feathers, plastic, porcelain, metal, even rubber. Liberace so adored his black-lacquered, crystal-and-mirror decorated tree that he displayed it year-round at his Malibu condominium. Here are some significant moments in the evolution of the artificial Christmas tree: § Late 1800s. The first artificial trees — made of dyed goose or turkey feathers — appear in Germany.

§ 1930s. New York-based Standard Cellophane and Novelty begins marketing cellophane trees. § 1940s. World War II halts the importation of German feather trees. § 1950s. American companies produce trees made of paper, wire, cloth and visca, a synthetic straw. § 1960s. Aluminum, spun fiberglass, three-ply vinyl, and flocked trees become popular, especially in shades not found in nature. § 1970s-1980s. Realistic-looking trees made of lightweight plastic, silk or silk-like material become the industry standard. § 1990s. The nostalgia boom creates renewed interest in the artificial trees of yesteryear.

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Lots of interesting things are happening at Birkenstock, not the least of which are several fresh designs as well as two new women’s dress boot styles — a first for the company known for its rounded, sculpted footwear.The Garda ($230), a knee-high boot offered in either chestnut or black, and the Livorno ($230), a mid-calf boot in either dark brown or black, are both all leather and feature Birkenstock’s famous comfort footbed. Released earlier this year are several casual footwear items known for comfort and style. Taking on a nautical theme is the Sausalito ($140) clog, an innovative deck style with top-loop stitching and crafted with durable, soft glove leather. It comes in navy with a navy/white rubber sole and brown or garnet, each with a two-color resin/white rubber sole. There are literally hundreds of style from which to choose for men, women and children, and there’s sure to be something to please someone on your holiday list. For more information, to locate a retailer or receive a current catalog, call 1-800-7611404 or visit the company’s web site at Garda www.birkenstock.com

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out, “the poinsettia is a relatively recent Christmas symbol based in the Western world.” Native to Mexico and cultivated by the Aztec Indians, the poinsettia is named after Joel Roberts Poinsett, first U.S. Ambassador to Mexico, who imported it from Mexico in 1828. After the Spanish conquest and the introduction of Christianity, the poinsettia found a place in Christmas rituals. The legend of the poinsettia tells of a poor village boy in Mexico who wanted to give the Holy Child a gift, but had no money. In desperation, he picked some weeds on his way to church to leave as his gift. He prayed to God to help him show his love and God answered by turning the weeds into a beautiful star-shaped flower with bright red leaves. The poinsettia has been a Christmas symbol ever since signifying how Jesus meets the needs of His believers. Even though most Christmas plants are short-lived, basic care helps them last through the holiday season. A poinsettia can last for weeks beyond the holidays when placed in indirect sunlight at least six hours a day,” he explains. “Keep it away from cold drafts and excessive heat. Water when it feels dry, and after the blooming season use an all-purpose fertilizer once a month.” Beilby adds that the belief that poinsettias are poisonous is a misconception. Scientific evidence of the plant’s safety is ample and well documented. Poinsettias are actually helpful in removing pollutants from indoor air.

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Connecting you with your community Advertising Supplement, Thanksgiving Day, November 28, 2002


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