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This holiday season shoppers can get their pooch a stylish jacket, send a lovely floral arrangement or get the Christmas tree of their dreams at area stores and businesses. Pawfect Grooming at 1079 Queen St. in Southington can deck out your dog in a holiday sweater or cool jacket just in time for the season. Owner Jodi DeLuca can also make sure your hound is looking pretty when guests arrive. “More people come in around the holidays because they are having company and they want their dog to smell nicely for any parties they are having,” DeLuca said. “Everything is included in the price including their nails, a bath, a blow dry styled with a bow.” For dogs who really like to make a fashion statement and stay warm, DeLuca is offering

holiday-themed sweaters and a chocolate brown jacket with a removable hood. “The jackets are good sellers, a lot of people think they’re cute,” she said. Grooming is by appointment only but appointments can be flexible from the same day to something scheduled next week. She likes to take one dog at a time to make sure guests aren’t waiting all day. For more information, call (860) 479-9222. “They can get their dog done in a few hours,” she said. At Zarrella Farms on South

Washington Street in Plainville visitors can also get unique gifts, food for the holiday meal and find all the trappings to decorate the house for the season. The farm sells balsam fir and Fraser fir Christmas trees,poinsettias, wreaths, roping,and cemeter y boxes. Many of the trees are grown at Zarrella Farms, others are shipped in from other parts of the country. All are fresh cut, the Zarrellas said. For the past few years one of the biggest sellers has been the “kissing balls,” a ball of greenery

At Zarrella Farms on South Washington Street in Plainville visitors can also get unique gifts, food for the holiday meal and find all the trappings to decorate the house.

with a bow that can be hung indoors or out. “They’re very popular, we’ve sold 200 already,” owner Jim Zarrella said. “We’ve had them for the past three years. We saw it in a book and made our own and dressed them up a bit. They’re a little larger than everyone else’s and we sell them at a reasonable price.” The farm also sells fresh turkeys for $2 a pound, honey and fresh eggs. Turkeys should be ordered in advance. Call Zarrella Farms at (860) 793-8611. Weber’s Nursery & Florist at 33 Charles St. on the New Britain and Newington line can also give visitors a wide variety of holiday gift and decorating choices. Gift baskets with cheeses, meats, wines, crackers and chocolates are available, as Rob Heyl | Staff are fruit baskets with apples, A trip to Pawfect Grooming in Southoranges, bananas, kiwis and ington is the perfect gift for your See FIND, Page 5

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Holiday photo cards: What do they say about you? By SAMANTHA CRITCHELL ASSOCIATED PRESS

NEW YORK — The Santa hats, beach background or dressedup dog in the holiday card photo might be saying more than “Merry Christmas” or “Happy New Year.” The image can be a snapshot of the past 12 months: where you’ve been, what you’re thinking, your outlook, your outfits. Yes, it’s a big message to come in a 5-by-7 envelope, but you already knew a picture could be worth a thousand words. Now consider that this card might be the only piece of snail mail you send to your loved ones all year. While email and social media makes it easy to stay in frequent communication with far-flung friends and relatives, those tweets, texts and updates can be deleted or forgotten as quickly as they arrive. A holiday card, in contrast, “is really a chance to make a statement,”says Kemper Johnson, visual director of MyPublisher.com, an online custom publishing site. “You’re creating your own greeting card. It has meaning, and most people you’re sending it to know will know that it’s your home in the background or the vacation you were on, or it’s an introduction to you and your family to a new friend,” he says. So are you the traditionalist who lines the family up in front of the fireplace? The goofball who each year dresses up her Chihuahua in a new sequined frock? The proud parent who wants to show off the family’s football star and best ballerina on the same card?

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The right photo will look different for each family, and likely will be a different type each year, says Meg Bohnert, card stylist for Shutterfly, the online photo site. You’ll know it when you see it, she says. Her advice: “You want a photo that is `in a moment.”’ That doesn’t mean perfect,

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first.” White, for example, is a way to “hit the reset button” and convey a change, either in look or lifestyle, she says, while peach or blush tones say “romance — that you’re feeling lovey dovey.” If you like a strong, polished look, consider browns and grays mixed with black, suggests Mai, who hosts Style Network’s “How Do I Look?” She envisions her own card this year to feature a natural, woodsy setting with fresh greenery. “I want my card to say to my recipient that there’s a new year ahead and a lot to look forward to.” Other tips: ■ Black and white: This is either nostalgic or modern, says Johnson. With the traditional trappings — those Fair Isle sweaters, plaids or snowy landscapes — your message is one of a classic, timeless holiday greeting, he says, while something sleek without clutter is more sophisticated and subtle. ■ Coordinated clothes: “Matching outfits can do a couple of different things,” San Franciscobased photographer Jennifer

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holding on tight. Candle arrangements with holiday themes such as holly and pine cones are also popular. Wreaths come with bows in all colors. “This is our busiest month,” Weber said. “The only other time that it’s this busy is the week before Mother’s Day.” To find out more information on gift baskets or products offered by Weber’s Nursery, call (860) 223–7887.

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Customers clamor for unique gingerbread houses

Harvest Bakery selling hundreds of cookie-packed gingerbread houses By LISA BACKUS STAFF WRITER

BRISTOL — Marty Hurwitz will whip up the frosting to garnish a confectionery home fit for a king — or a family gathering full of children — more than 100 times this holiday season. As the owner of Harvest Bakery, Hurwitz offers a distinct culinary treat that many other bakeries don’t. He creates decorated gingerbread houses filled with cookies that patrons can use at holiday parties, as gifts, or simply

to delight themselves. “Kids can just about get their hands through the door to get a few cookies out,” he said. “A couple come out, and they all come out. This year they are just flying off the shelves.” Patrons must order the houses in advance. They come with five dozen cookies stuffed inside for $43.95. To place an order, call the bakery at (860) 589-8800. The bakery at 84 Farmington Ave. is in its 70th year. They’ve been making gingerbread houses See SWEET, Page 14

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At left, baker Barbara Kozikowski works on one of Harvest Bakery’s cookie-filled gingerbread houses. The gingerbread houses are all handmade, baked from scratch and filled with the bakery’s butter cookies. At right, Louis Hurwitz works at his family’s business, Harvest Bakery on Farmington Avenue in Bristol.


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Ornaments Continued from Page 2

Johnny’s Restaurant, which stood where Nuchie’s is now from 1939 to 1970, when it was destroyed by fire. Johnny’s was started by Barney Kirdzik as Johnny’s Grille and Lounge in 1939. In 1941 Johnny Perfetto bought it and named it Johnny’s Restaurant. After the fire, Perfetto built the present building as New Cambridge Inn, the city’s first dinner theater. Dave Pasqualicchio and Nuchie Morocco bought the building in 1976 and established Nuchie’s. Morocco retired in 1979 and Dave’s brother Mike Pasqualicchio became Dave’s business partner. Today Nuchie’s serves as a banquet hall and does catering. Tom Dickau of the Forestville Village Association said both associations purchased their ornaments from Woodbury Pewterers. This is Forestville Village Association’s eighth annual ornament. The ornaments are $10 each. A complete set of eight, featuring Forestville landmarks of the past

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and gingerbread men for at least 35, he said. The gingerbread men come decorated or undecorated depending on a customer’s preference. The undecorated version sell well, Hurwitz explained. “That way people can bring them to a party and the kids can decorate them themselves,� he said. The bakery also offers a wide variety of mini cannolis, mini pastries, mini Danish and round breads perfect for dips. As the holiday comes closer, Hurwitz will also see a rise in the call for dinner rolls, pies and fruit-filled logs that can be used as colorful centerpieces. “This is the baker’s season,� he said. For those looking to take a more traditional twist on holiday gift-giving, Insane Irving’s at 900 Farmington Ave. provides one of the largest selections of Levi jeans for men and women in the area. Annalisa Russell-Smith Customers can also check out At left, handmade and baked from scratch, the gingerbread houses at Harvest Bakery on Farmington Avenue in Bristol are sold filled with several dozen See LOCAL, Page 15

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the work clothing by Carhartt, a wide selection of work boots and winter boots and thermal clothing in eight colors. For women, Levi’s and footwear are big sellers. But the big attraction is the men’s work clothing that make ideal holiday gifts for men who work outside or need sturdy clothing on the job, the owner said. At 75 years and counting, the store is one of the oldest family-owned businesses in Bristol.This holiday season the store is offering coupons that can also be used on sale items. Montage Jewelers at 817 Farmington Ave. is offering women the chance to be stylish at a reasonable price this holiday season. The

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store is promoting the sale on an 18-inch strand of 9.5 to 10 millimeter pearls with a pinkish sheen for $121.95. Those who purchase the strand will also get a free matching pair of pearl earrings. “It’s high

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E-reader Cover Lisa Occhipinti of Venice, Calif., is a painter and sculptor who tears apart old books, incorporating pages into her fine art but also devising ingenious everyday sculptural uses, from mobiles and mirrors to wreaths and the “Kindle Keeper.� “What’s the point of living with (a book) if you’re not going to live with it actively?�asks Occhipinti. She finds old books at thrift stores and garage sales, preferring linen covers embossed or imprinted with an illustration. The Kindle Keeper can be fashioned for any electronic tablet, protecting the device while returning the feel of a good book to the e-reading experience. “It’s a beautiful combination of old and new,�says Occhipinti. She explains how to customize the project in her book “The Repurposed Library� (Stewart, Tabori & Chang, 2011): Start with

an orphaned hardcover book whose title or cover art match the gift recipient’s interests and is large enough to comfortably fit the device. Tear out the inside pages, saving them for another project. Cut a piece of decorative paper to fit the spine’s height and width, adding ½ inch to the width. Glue that in; allow it to dry. Apply three small Velcro dots to the back of the electronic device — two at the top, one at the bottom. Attach the hook mates to each piece of Velcro, then remove the paper backing and center the device on the inside back cover of the old book, pressing to secure the Velcro to the back cover. Add a bookplate or library pocket to the inside front cover to personalize the gift. Felted Mittens

Scavenging for this craft is half the fun: Dig through unworn sweaters at home or at a local thrift store. They don’t have to be wool, but wool is warmer, according to Stefanie Girard, the Burbank, Calif., author

of “Sweater Surgeryâ€? (Quarry Books, 2008). A wool sweater needs to be washed in hot water (with a cold rinse) with laundry detergent and a clean towel, then dried flat to block it.This shrinks and tightens the wool fibers, making the sweater appear felted. If the sweater has a ribbed bottom edge, this is where the wrist of the mitten goes to give it a nice edge. Make a mitten pattern tracing your own hand, adding ½ inch all the way around, larger or smaller depending on a gift recipient’s hand size. Repeat, and cut out both tracings. Embellish the top side of the mitten, if desired, then machine sew it to the other tracing, right sides together. Clip a small slit at the inside of each thumb point, without cutting the stitching, to alleviate bulk before turning the mittens right sides out. Beaded Jewelry

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