WHAT’S INSIDE • SEASON SNAPSHOTS. Learn more about the Observer’s holiday photo contest // PAGE 4 • PERFECT TIMING. Area malls stay open longer to aid you in your shopping needs // PAGE 8 • SANTA SIGHTINGS. See inside for a complete list of St. Nick’s area appearances // PAGE 18 • THAT’S A WRAP. Learn the secrets of wrapping picture-perfect presents // PAGE 20
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’tis the season
by Observer Staff
The Observer announces holiday edition of ‘It’s Read Everywhere’ contest
The Observer is getting into the holiday spirit with a holiday edition of its annual “It’s Read Everywhere” photo contest. You’re used to snapping photos with the Observer while on trips around the world, but this holiday season we’re offering a contest that hits a little closer to home. All you need is your 2013 Holiday Gift Guide and a shopping list. While out and about this season, make sure to take your gift guide to any of the advertisers in our gift guide (there are more than 110 to choose from!) and take your photo at the advertiser’s location. The next step is easy: Upload your photo online at YourObserver.com (click on the Contests tab in the upper WHAT’S INSIDE right-hand corner). Submit your photos between now WHAT’S INSIDE and Dec. 24. Voting for the contest opens Dec. 25 and ends Jan. 1; you may vote up to 10 times per day. The entrant’s photo with the most number of votes will win a $250 gift card to the Holiday Gift Guide adverTo upload your entries, visit tiser of your choice, along with a $250 our website and click Gulf Coast Gives card to benefit a local on the “Contests” tab. charitable project. YOUROBSERVER.COM We hope to see you with your Holiday Gift Guide soon. Happy shopping! • SEASON SNA PSHOTS. Learn more about the • PERFECT TIMI Observer’s holida NG. Area malls stay y photo contest y photo contest // PAGE 4 open longer to • SANTA SIGH // PAGE 4 aid youabou Observer’s holida TINGS. See inside t theshopp s // PAGE 8 more in your ing need for a comp Learn shopping need • THAT’S A WRA OTS. s // PAGE in your lete list of St. Nick’slonger to aid you 8 SNAPSH ONsecre P.• SEAS PAGE 18 Learn the stay open area appearances // area appearances // tsNG. malls of wrap Area ping picture-pe list of St. Nick’s PAGE 18 lete rfect comp • PERFECT TIMI prese for a nts // PAGE 20 presents // PAGE 20 TINGS. See inside picture-perfect ping wrap • SANTA SIGH of ts P. Learn the secre • THAT’S A WRA
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Sarasota Christmas 2013
December 6-11, 2013 Performances: 7:00pm Matinee Performances: 3:00pm Matinees on Sat. & Sun. only
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SARASOTA COUNTY MANATEE COUNTY π Ellenton Premium Outlets 5461 Factory Shops Blvd., Ellenton. 723-1150. Nov. 29 to Dec. 1: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Dec. 2: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Dec. 3 to Dec. 8: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Dec. 9: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Dec. 10 to Dec. 15: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Dec. 16: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Dec. 17 to Dec. 22: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Dec. 23: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Dec. 24: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
π Lakewood Ranch Main Street 8131 Lakewood Main St., Bradenton. 907-9243. Hours vary by business.
π San Marco Plaza
8215 Natures Way, Lakewood Ranch. Hours vary by business.
π Shoppes at University Center, University Consumer Square and University Town Center Interstate 75 and University Parkway Hours vary by business.
π St. Armands Circle 300 Madison Drive, Sarasota. 388-1554. Hours vary by business.
π Westfield Sarasota Square Mall 8201 S. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. 922-9609. Nov. 29 and Nov. 30: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Dec. 1: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Dec. 2: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Dec. 3 to Dec. 7: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Dec. 8 and Dec. 9: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Dec. 10 to Dec. 14: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Dec. 15: 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Dec. 16: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Dec. 17 to Dec. 21: 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Dec. 22: 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Dec. 23: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Dec. 24: 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
π Westfield Southgate Shopping Mall 3501 S. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. 955-0900. Nov. 29 to Dec. 1: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Dec. 2: Noon to 5:30 p.m. Dec. 3 to Dec. 8: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Dec. 9: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Dec. 10 to Dec. 15: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Dec. 16: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Dec. 17 to Dec. 22: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Dec. 23: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Dec. 24: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
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CIRCUS SARASOTA pReSenTS
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Keep It In The Family...
(Tuttle Ave. & 12th St., Sarasota 34237)
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A unique and exhilarating combination of circus arts and the 100+ voices of Key Chorale. Tickets: $18-50
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Let Nellie’s Make it a Stress Free Holiday by doing all the Cooking for you!
At Sailor Circus Arena
Holiday Dinners to Go
(2075 Bahia vista St., Sarasota 34239)
More than 1 million people have been delighted by America’s oldest and most beloved youth circus, known as The Greatest “Little” Show on Earth. Tickets: $16 Adults, $12 Child
Catered Holiday Parties Company Parties Gift Baskets New Year’s Celebrations Don’t Forget To check out our Nellie’s Market for Gourmet Wines, Deli Trays and Boar’s Head Meats & Cheeses.
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Nellie’s Deli, Market & Catering 15 S. Beneva Road @ Fruitville Forum Shoppes Sarasota, FL 34232
Family owned & operated for over 11 years!
Polywood Outdoor furniture in stock. Perfect for Florida climate!
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Over 30 tables in stock-ready for immediate delivery!
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Stepping into an airport during the holiday season is so stressful — and potentially traumatizing — that many classic Christmas films include at least one scene depicting the chaos. And even one series — “Home Alone” — based its entire premise on flying at Christmastime. This year, the Transportation Security Administration is offering a few tips to help alleviate some of the stress and help every traveler reach his or her destination in time for all the parties, dinners and presents.
Since 2009, Chef Andrea Bozzolo, a native of Piedmont, Italy has provided the highest quality ingredients available, working mostly with local farmers and fisheries. All of our pastas are homemade and cooked el dente.
Private room available for your holiday party, event or special occasion (up to 32 people/no extra fee or charge).
• Pack an organized carry-on bag using layers — a layer of clothes, then electronics, more clothes and then any heavier items. This will help speed up the X-ray process. • Prepare a one quart-sized, clear, plastic, zip-top bag of liquids before arriving at the airport. For carry-ons, the liquids must adhere to TSA’s 3-1-1 rule: Bottles must be smaller than three ounces; they must be placed in a one-quart zip-top bag; and travelers are limited to one bag each. • Do not wrap gifts.
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• POCKETS. TSA strongly recommends removing all items from pockets, as well as certain accessories, including wallet, belt, bulky jewelry, money, keys and cell phone. Removing these items will reduce the chance of needing additional screening after exiting the machine. The officer viewing the image cannot see the passenger, so any irregularity that appears on the screen will require inspection to determine what it is. • HEAD COVERINGS. Travelers are permitted to wear head coverings and religious garments during the screening process. They may be directed to additional screening if the headwear or clothing (religious or otherwise) is loose fitting or large enough to hide prohibited items. • SHOES. Remove shoes before entering the screening technology and put them directly on the belt to go through the X-ray machine instead of in a bin with other items.
ADDITIONAL TIPS • ARRIVE ON TIME. Arrival time recommendations vary by airline and day of travel, so check with your air carrier. Remember to leave adequate time to check baggage and move through security.
• WEAR SLIP-ON SHOES. This allows travelers to remove and replace their shoes quickly without the need to sit down. • PLAN AHEAD. Liquid, aerosol and gel items above. 3.4 ounces that should be shipped ahead, put in checked bags or left at home are: cranberry sauce, creamy dips and spreads, gravy, jams, jellies, oil and vinegar, salsa, soups and wine, liquor or beer. • PETS. Please remove all animals from their carrying cases and send the case through the X-ray machine. Hold your pet in your arms and proceed through the metal detector. • CHILDREN. Please take infants and children out of baby carriers and strollers and take them through the metal detector. Strollers and baby carriers go through the X-ray machine with your bags. If possible, collapse the stroller before arriving at the detector. • BE READY. Passengers should be ready to present their boarding passes and photo identifications.
• THINK BEFORE YOU SPEAK. Belligerent behavior, inappropriate jokes and threats will not be tolerated.
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Featuring quality collections for the entire family! Shoes • Handbags • Jewelry & More
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COUNTRY CLUB SHORES, LONGBOAT KEY
Surrounded by Sarasota Bay it is an exclusive enclave of 500 homes. Features privacy, safety and closeness to St. Armands Circle the beach and downtown cultural amenities. Homes priced from $750K - $8M
Most of the homes are on deep water canals, majority with docks. A number of these beautiful homes one on the bay with wonderful views of the Bay and City Skyline. Homes Priced from $800K to $5M
LIDO AND ST. ARMANDS
Many of the lovely homes on this barrier island are on boating canals affording sweeping views of Sarasota Bay. Just a short walk to the white sands of Lido Beach, you are also minutes away from the fabulous shopping and dining of St. Armands Circle and a short ride across the bridge to downtown Sarasota. Homes Priced from $875K - $7M
On Longboat Key, Lido, Siesta Key and mainland Sarasota you can find whatever you are looking for from relaxing beach geta-ways to magnificent penthouses. There is something to fit everyone’s needs. Homes Priced from $200K to $6M
WEST OF THE TRAIL
Encompasses an area from Rt 41 (Tamiami Trail) to Sarasota Bay. Homes range from 1920 bungalows to Spanish Mediterranean to 1950 ranches to modern estates. The area is home to one of the highest regarded elementary schools (Southside) and one of the nation’s top rated hospitals. Southside Village is the hub of the area offering array of shops, boutiques, fine dining and gourmet shopping AND all the amenities of downtown are only blocks away. Homes priced from $395K - $9M
Once you step onto the white, powdery sands of Siesta Beach, you’re hooked. It is rated the #1 beach in North America. Offering everything from funky little shops in the village to world-class restaurants, sophisticated boutiques and more. Surrounded by the Intercostal Waterway and the Gulf of Mexico, Siesta Key is nothing less than PARADISE. Homes Priced from $390K to $13M
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MANATEE COUNTY DeSoto Square Mall WHEN: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays through Dec. 23; noon to 6 p.m. Sundays through Dec. 24 WHERE: 303 U.S. 301 Blvd., Bradenton INFO: 747-5868
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Christmas Season Celebrated: Santa, Carriage Rides, Carolers WHEN: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Dec. 5; Dec. 12; Dec. 19; Dec. 20 WHERE: Lakewood Ranch Main Street INFO: lakewoodranch.com
A Night Before Christmas (G.T. Bray Park) Santa Claus will fly into G.T. Bray Park by helicopter. WHEN: 4 to 7:30 p.m. Dec. 7 WHERE: 5502 33rd Ave. Drive W, Bradenton INFO: 745-3728
Breakfast with Santa (MacAllisters) WHEN: 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Dec. 8 WHERE: 8110 Lakewood Main St., Lakewood Ranch RESERVATIONS: 359-2424
Westfield Sarasota Square Mall WHEN: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays Nov. 29 1 through Dec. 23; Noon to 7 p.m. Dec. 1, Dec. 15 and Dec. 22; noon to 6 p.m. Dec. 8; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 24 WHERE: Westfield Sarasota Square Mall, 8201 S. Tamiami Trail INFO: 922-9609
Photos with Santa (Main Street Cinema) WHEN: 6 to 9 p.m. Dec. 11 WHERE: Lakewood Ranch Main Street INFO: lakewoodranch.com Holidays Around the Ranch WHEN: 6 to 9 p.m. Dec. 13 WHERE: Lakewood Ranch Main Street
YMCA Winter Wonderland WHEN: 5 to 8 p.m. Dec. 6 WHERE: Frank G. Berlin Sr. Branch YMCA, 1075 S. Euclid Ave., Sarasota INFO: 955-8194
Breakfast with Santa (Ed’s Tavern) WHEN: 9 to 11 a.m. Dec. 16 WHERE: 10719 Rodeo Drive, Lakewood Ranch RESERVATIONS: 907-0400
35th annual Holiday Night of Lights WHEN: 6 to 10 p.m. Dec. 6 WHERE: St. Armands Circle, Sarasota INFO: 388-1554
Breakfast with Santa (Polo Grill and Bar) WHEN: 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Dec. 21 WHERE: Fête Ballroom at The Polo Grill, 10670 Boardwalk Loop, Lakewood Ranch RESERVATIONS: 782-0899
Christmas on the Plaza WHEN: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 7 WHERE: Blackburn Point Plaza, 1086 S. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota INFO: 882-3977
Lunch with Santa (Main Street Trattoria) WHEN: Noon to 2 p.m. Dec. 22 WHERE: 8131 Lakewood Main St. RESERVATIONS: 907-1518
Pictures with Santa at Children’s World WHEN: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 7 WHERE: Children’s World, 4525 Bee Ridge Road, Sarasota INFO: 955-6999 18th annual Holiday Parade Downtown Sarasota WHEN: 7 p.m. Dec. 7 WHERE: Main Street , Sarasota Christmas in Candy Land Dec. 8 WHERE: Michael’s On East, 1212 East Ave. S., Sarasota INFO: 952-WISH WHEN: Noon
Breakfast with Santa (The Broken Egg) WHEN: 8 to 9 a.m. Dec. 14 WHERE: 6115 Exchange Way, Lakewood Ranch; 4031 Clark Road, Sarasota INFO: 309-2000 Breakfast with Santa (The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota) WHEN: 9 to 11 a.m. Dec. 15 (The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota Golf Club) and Dec. 22 (The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota) WHERE: 15150 70th Terrace E., Bradenton; 1111 RitzCarlton Drive, Sarasota INFO: 309-2000
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Gather all your supplies and find a level table to use as your workspace. Supplies you will need include your present, scissors, double-sided tape, a ruler, pencil and decorative bows and/or ribbons.
Place your gift into a square or rectangle box — remove any price tags.
Unroll the wrapping paper and place your box at one end of the paper. Roll your present in the paper until it is completely covered. Use your ruler to measure two extra inches of paper, and, after marking that spot with a pencil, use your ruler to cut a straight edge on the wrapping paper.
If you’ve ever been stuck with those odd-shaped pieces of leftover wrapping paper, here are a few upcycling ideas.
π Wrap a piece around a coffee can for a cheery pencil holder. π Buy a few small wooden pictureframes in various sizes and use the wrapping paper instead of photos. π Cover white cardstock with wrapping paper and send out festive thank-you cards for all the holiday gifts you received.
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Place your gift in the middle of the wrapping paper (printed side down), with the bottom of your box up. Make a straight edge on one end of your paper by folding the end over about a half-inch. Pull this piece over your present, and tape it on the middle of your gift. (The tape goes underneath the wrapping paper for clean lines.) Repeat this same process with the other side of your wrapping paper; make sure it covers the first piece.
Turn one end of the present toward you. Push in one of the shorter sides of the end of your present, and tape it to the box. Repeat on the other side to create two long flaps. Fold the end of one of the flaps over to create a straight edge,
and tape it to the box. Repeat with the other flap, and pull it over the first one.
Repeat this process on the other end of the present.
The last step is to personalize your present with festive bows, gift tags and additional present toppers such as ornaments and Christmas cookie cutters. Don’t be afraid to get creative and think outside the box.
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Select a Giving Spirit Card from a number of holiday designs and load it with a value of $25, $50, $100 or more. Cards can be conveniently redeemed online to benefit any 501(c)(3) public charity in the United States. You receive a charitable tax deduction at the time of purchase, and the receiver experiences a gift that pays it forward. For more than 34 years, we have been the Giving Spirit and Heart of Sarasota County. And we’re proud to share this avenue for charitable giving. Purchase and redeem Giving Spirit Cards from the Community Foundation of Sarasota County online at CFSarasota.org or by calling 941.955.3000.
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During the holiday season, it is customary to bestow extra tips to service people with whom you come in contact often. Follow these tips on whom to tip and what kinds of tips are acceptable.
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U.S. Postal Service workers cannot accept cash tips, they can accept non-monetary gifts (generally of up to $20 in value). Homemade gifts, such as fudge or jam, also can add a personal touch.
of one haircutting session. If the same person who cuts your hair also styles and colors it, you may consider tipping more.
COUNTRY CLUB STAFF
Tip $50 for regular servers, locker-room personnel, front-desk employees and golf professionals.
Tip $15 to $30 to each person.
However, if your collector is a truck driver who operates a machine to collect the trash, there is no need to tip.
BABYSITTER Tip one night’s pay, plus a gift from your child/children. GARDENER Tip $20 to $50.
However, if you see a different gardener each week, don’t worry about tipping.
TEACHER Tip $25 to $100. Gift certificates make good tips. And, for something more special, you may coordinate with other parents to give one large group gift. COACH/ACTIVITY INSTRUCTOR Gifts of
$25 or less. Also, a personalized gift from your child is a good idea. *Courtesy of gifts.com
Start by making a list of all the people who provide services or care for your family. This list should include health care providers, housekeepers, personal trainers, babysitters, coaches and more.
Don’t tip outside of your budget; substituting a handmade gift or small gift for a monetary gift is acceptable.
Include a short, handwritten note
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Beads, F.O.B., and Gallery 2312 Gulf Gate Dr. Sarasota, FL 34231 (941) 921-0871
Many new classes taught by expert beaders. Also repairs, knotting, and re-stringing.
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This neighborhood bakery offers the finest French pastries, assorted croissants and Artisan breads in Sarasota. Incredible quiches, fresh baguette sandwiches, salads and Croque Monsieur prepared daily. Stop in and treat yourself to a cappuccino and Napoleon today!
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20 holiday albums
995 Riverside Drive, Palmetto, FL 34221 941-729-0616 At Regatta Pointe Marina
1. “Duck the Halls: A Robertson Family Christmas” (The Robertsons)
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2. “Wrapped in Red” (Kelly Clarkson) 3. “Home for Christmas” (Susan Boyle) 4. “Christmas” (Michael Bublé) 5. “A Mary Christmas” (Mary J. Blige)
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6. “NOW Christmas” (Various Artists) 7.“Christmas Symphony II” (Mannheim Steamroller/Czech Philharmonic Orchestra) 8. “Cheers, It’s Christmas” (Blake Shelton) 9. “Punk Goes Christmas” (Various Artists) 10. “A Family Christmas” (The Piano Guys) 11. “Noel” (Josh Groban) 12. “Buon Natale: The Christmas Album” (Il Volo) 13.“Under the Influence: Holiday Edition (EP)” (Straight No Chaser) 14. “It’s Christmas Time” (Elvis Presley) 15. “WOW Christmas (Blue)” (Various Artists) 16. “Merry Christmas, Baby” (Rod Stewart) 17. “The King’s Gift: A Celtic Christmas Collection” (Trace Adkins) 18. “Dreams of Fireflies (On a Christmas Night) (EP)” (Trans-Siberian Orchestra)
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19. “Sending You a Little Christmas” (Johnny Mathis) 20. “PTXmas (EP)” (Pentatonix) Information courtesy of Billboard; top-selling holiday albums as of Nov. 23
FRANCESCA’S SALON SPA & DRY BAR a full service salon and spa Bridal Services Available
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The Laura and Grandpa— Discovering Science Together series written for the 4—8 year old child. ...TEACHERS Give a K-3 teacher a book to read to your children!
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Mon. – Sat. 11:00 am – 8:00 pm Sun. Closed
Future events where Dr. K will sign your book-Nov. 23/24: Mixon’s Harvest Festival • Nov. 30/Dec. 1: Matlacha Authors Day Dec. 13/14: Venice Arts & Crafts Festival Jan. 10/11: Florida Writers Association Book Festival (Bradenton)
EweNique Touch Boutique
3401 14th St. W., Bradenton, FL 34205
Publisher of Books for Smart Kids and the Laura and Grandpa— Discovering Science Together series written for the 4—8 year old child.
Charisma Cafe Tea House
Traditional English High Teas Enjoy your special occasions in our 1920’s cottage setting, at Charisma Cafe Tea House… specializing in: • Traditional high teas • Little princess tea parties • Anniversaries & Birthdays • Networking gatherings • Group luncheons • Bridal and baby showers • Personalized catering
• Private dinner occasions
DO YOUR HOLIDAY SHOPPING WITH US! Gift Certificates, Gift Baskets, Local Art, and our very own raw unfiltered honey makes a special gift! 1004 10th Ave W, Bradenton, FL 34205
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Call today to reserve your Holiday High Tea!
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π Small stocking stuffers. To ensure your cat or dog does not feel left out when it sees the rest of the family’s stockings above the fireplace, decorate its stocking with its name and paw prints. Make sure to stuff the stocking with its favorite chew toys and treats. π For the pet-lover in all of us. Buy an animal-themed calendar of your choice. Not only will you be able to see your favorite pet 365 days a year, you now have a place to mark down all your pet’s upcoming vet visits and health reminders.
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π Massage master. Watch your pet savor relaxation as much as humans while you treat it to a massage. One acupressure spot for dogs is on top of the head, just in front of the top bone and between the ears. Back-and-forth motions will provide a calming sensation.
π Pet first-aid kit. Make sure to keep all your pet’s essentials (including any medications they may need) in a tote bag that you can carry with you on a trip to the park or to visit friends.
π Don’t forget about you. Customize a coffee mug, blanket or pillow with your pet’s cutest photo.
π Pamper your pet. Most pets enjoy a trip to the day spa just like us. Take yours to its groomer for a trim and relaxation. π Tiny tree. One great way to dress up your holiday decorations is to decorate a mini tree for your pet. Make a hole in one end of a treat and string thread through the end — instant ornaments. Just don’t be surprised if you find a few “ornaments” missing here and there! π Go natural. For present options for your pet, there are many kinds of organic and all-natural treats available. Either buy your pet’s favorite from a local store and watch it rip off the wrapping paper in a frenzy or bake your own using ingredients such as peanut butter (for dogs) and canned tuna and catnip (for cats). π Give back. Consider volunteering at your local animal shelter or favorite animal-rescue group over the holidays. In addition, you also could have your pet certified as a therapy pet. Therapy pets visit hospitals and assisted-living facilities to bring smiles to people’s faces.
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π Put your creative skills to use. There’s probably nothing cuter than a dog wearing a miniature sweater, and what better way to show your pooch you care than to knit one yourself. If you’re not the crafty type, buy one at your favorite store.
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Fruitville Road, Downtown, has been revitalized. Thanks to Marlene and Alex Lancaster, the small bungalows along the north side of Fruitville Road, Downtown between Osprey & Gillespie Ave., have been updated and remodeled. These bungalows, some built in the 1920s, have been refaced and painted bright cheerful colors. Local small businesses have planted their roots to become part of this new shopping and dining destination.
The Crystal Cave
Hours: Tues-Sat 11ish to 5ish Elsewhere Sun & Mon
1853 Fruitville Rd. 941.358.8025
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Hours: Tues-Sat 10am-5pm
Soho owner Beth Bianchi-Nilsen is proud to team up with Theresa Wilcox, Stephanie McMullin, Joey Dangler, and Laura Valenti to bring you a fantastic team of stylist. Come in and get pampered in our cottage style salon.
Art studio, gallery and shop owned by artist Melanie Rich Van Houten. One of a kind watercolors, acrylics, photography, crafts, gifts, painted furniture and cottage finds abound in a cozy, inspired space. A destination for unique items to inspire, enchant and surprise.
Hours: Thu–Sat 10am-5pm Tue & Wed by appt. only
Made-to-order cookie/desserts. All homemade. Cookie decorating classes, Girl Scout Classes and birthday party packages available. Order via email, phone or in store. FREE delivery available for Sarasota area.
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1843 Fruitville Rd. 941.706.4264
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www.theficklefish.com 1844 Fruitville Rd. 919.633.0311
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BOUTIQUE & RESOURCE CENTER
THE TEA HOUSE
is a modern day tea lounge offering premium loose leaf teas, tea wares, gifts, pastries & decadent desserts. Ask us about our custom gift baskets and private events. Follow us on facebook for a list of events such as open mic nights and poetry readings. 1869 Fruitville Rd. 941.346.6361
It is the mission of Everyday Baby to provide a specialty retail shop for our community and surrounding areas that embraces the lifestyle of natural parenting. We provide a pleasant, organic shopping experience and offer the community a central resource center that holds classes for children and parents. Come in and purchase a holiday gift card for learning classes and specialty retail items TODAY!
Hours: Tues-Sat 12pm-5pm
1837 Fruitville Rd. 941.328.9228
an eclectic gallery featuring original art, hand-crafted jewelry, unique gifts and more. Showcasing the creative talents of predominantly Florida and southern artists, you are sure to find the perfect gift for everyone on your shopping list! We also offer art classes and pottery painting for fun and inspiration!
329 Gillespie Ave. 941.953.2891
OLD VILLAGE CHARM MIXED WITH NEW BUSINESS CHIC IS JUST WHAT DOWNTOWN SARASOTA HAS DESIRED YourObserver.com
$5.00 Stocking Stuffer
Hours: Mon-Thu: 10am-10pm Fri-Sat: 10am-11pm Sun: 11am-6pm
Hours: Mon-Sat 10am-4pm
1899B Fruitville Rd. 941.346.6203
Holiday Special Earring and Necklace sets for $10
335 Gillespie Ave. 941.993.0671
A fun and unique boutique specializing in home accessories, gifts and Interior Design. If you are looking for a gift for someone special, we also carry wonderful personal embellishments. We specialize in our concierge gifting service.
Sellers of stones, crystals, mineral specimens, fossils, jewelry, books, gifts, etc. Head honcho Susan Moen has over 25 years experience working with crystals and stones. We will offer workshops and classes on crystal healing and pendulums, and readings.
Charming jewelry boutique next door to the Breakfast House on Fruitville Rd. Affordable fashion jewelry with the latest trendy styles for all ages. Scarves, hats, belts, purse, etc.. You won’t BELIEVE our prices! Ask us about our NEW silk scarf Painting classes. Enjoy the local art market every Saturday from 10-2pm
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THE 3rd ANNUAL
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AN INCREDIBLE COOKBOOK WITH 200 RECIPES FAVORITES FROM AWARD WINNING LOCAL CHEFS BRILLIANT PHOTOGRAPHY WINNER OF 2 ADDY AWARDS NOW IN ITS THIRD PRINTING
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MENTION THIS AD AND GET THE DISCOUNTED PRICE. RETAIL VALUE $24.95. SALES TAX ADDITIONAL.
THE PERFECT HOSTESS GIFT
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2013 HOLIDAY TOUR OF HOMES
Saturday, December 7th & Sunday, December 8th 11:00 am until 5:00 pm Featuring Five of Bradenton’s Finest Homes: The Dunnington-Kark Home ~ 130 Riviera Dunes Way, P1401 Palmetto The Peek Home ~ 130 Riviera Dunes Way, # 1202 Palmetto The Killingsworth Home ~ 1736 Amberwynd Circle, Palmetto The Evans Home ~ 710 Palma Sola Blvd, Bradenton The Setsma Home ~ 3806 1st Avenue West, Bradenton
after the holidays
Tickets $15 in advance/$20 at the door For more information call (941)748-8579 or visit www.entrenousmanatee.org
π TREE TAKEDOWN The Sarasota County solid-waste collection program classifies Christmas trees more than 6 feet tall as “oversized waste,” which is not picked up for free. Call Waste Management at 493-4100 for the cost to have your tree picked up. Before setting out your Christmas tree for either regular waste collection or oversized waste collection, remove all ornaments, lights and nonorganic decorations.
Entre Nous is collecting canned goods for the Food Bank at each home on the tour. Start Shopping early at the Entre Nous Elf Alley! Local vendors will be selling affordable festive items at the Evans Home! Entre Nous is a women’s organization dedicated to supporting Manatee County through scholarships, welfare and local charities.
CORTEZ ROAD LOCATIONS BMO Harris Bank 4502 Cortez Road West Flowers by Edie 4607 Cortez Road West Plain & Fancy 6804 Cortez Rd W
Ticket Sale Locations
ANNA MARIA ISLAND
OTHER BRADENTON LOCATIONS Rusty Crickett’s 615 15th Street West Unique Boutique 417 12th Street West Suite 103 Hancock Bank 3565 53rd Avenue West PALMETTO/ELLENTON/PARRISH
Hancock Bank 5324 Gulf Drive. Holmes Beach
First America Bank 410 8th Avenue W PALMETTO Seychelles 1003 10th Avenue W Palmetto Nail Nook 435 10th Avenue W Palmetto Pene Sue’s Hallmark 6202 US Hwy 301 N
LAKEWOOD RANCH/EAST MANATEE C1 Bank 2025 Lakewood Ranch Blvd Crowder Brothers 2401 Lakewood Ranch Blvd C1 Bank 6000 State Rd 70 E Hancock Bank 9000 State Rd 70 E Hancock Bank 4770 State Rd 64 E SARASOTA Davidson Drugs 1281 S. Tamiami Trail LTM Party Store 5451 Fruitville Road
BRADENTON MANATEE AVENUE LOCATIONS Gateway Bank 2100 Manatee Avenue West First American Bank 2811 Manatee Avenue West Hancock Bank 5817 Manatee Avenue West Chop Shop 5906 Manatee Ave W Paper Panache 5917 Manatee Ave W Josey’s Poseys 6100 Manatee Avenue West C1 Bank 7202 Manatee Avenue West
π ORNAMENTAL OPTIONS Looking for more ornaments for your Christmas tree? Ornaments made out of recycled materials such as wood, glass and soda cans are becoming more popular. If you’re feeling crafty, you can even make your own. Save burned out lightbulbs from your tree and use a glue gun to make them into a star shape.
First America Bank 7204 US Hwy 301 N
FASHION’style + Art
Trendy & Effortless
GIFTS FROM AROUND THE WORLD
.... always with Joy
In Stock CARPET (5 colors)
/sq. yd. installed with 6lb pad
LAMINATE $ 395 7
$ 25/sq. yd. installed
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(Handscraped or Smooth)
4107 Clark Rd., Sarasota
(Between McIntosh and Sawyer)
941-923-2381 Hours Mon - Fri 8am to 5pm Sat 9am to 2pm
/sq. ft. installed
468 John Ringling Blvd.
Beginning to End Interiors Wishes Everyone
π RECYCLE WRAPPING PAPER We all have at least one family member who makes a mad dash to scoop up bows and ribbons on presents to save for the next year. But what about saving wrapping paper? In some cases, wrapping paper can be recycled, but it must not contain nonpaper additives such as glitter and dyes. Most labels will include the recycling symbol if it can be recycled. Also, remove all tape from the wrapping paper before placing it in your recycling container.
4453-C Ashton Road Sarasota, FL 34233 941-924 - 4481 • www.b2end.com Hunter Douglas Showcase Dealer
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1227 Hardin Ave Mon-Sat 9-5 • Fri 9-6
4105 Cortez Rd West Mon-Sat 9-5
BLACK FRIDAY SALE
BLACK FRIDAY SALE
ENTIRE STORE 7am-7pm
ENTIRE STORE 9am-5pm
FIRST MONDAY OF EVERY MONTH IS Over 65? Save 25% OFF Entire Purchase
WELCOME BACK ALL SNOWBIRDS! Show us your out-of-state SAVE 25% off 1 item license & this coupon & Good until Dec. 31st. Not valid with other mark downs or sale days. Coupon is good at both locations.
We Have FREE PICK UP Mon-Sat
RESTORE • RECYCLE • REUSE • REDUCE • REBUILD YourObserver.com
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LAKEWOOD RANCH | 941.744.2442 2401 Lakewood Ranch Blvd.
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WEST BRADENTON | 941.795.2442 5409 Manatee Avenue West YourObserver.com