Hey New Castleites, shop locally
In this economically-challenged Christmas season, why not do your shopping right here in New Castle? There are some interesting opportunities for shoppers to pick up true one-of-a-kind items just perfect for the person on your list who is tough to please. Three New Castle artists are offering their creations for sale this weekend. New Castle Main Street artists Carmel Walden, Patty Ringer and Kelley Cox will host a wine and cheese open house from 6-8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 28th; and the art show/sale continues from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 29 at 296 E. Main St. in New Castle, at the corner of B and Main streets. Kelley will have her photography and mixed-media art. Patty is selling paintings which are created with flow acrylics on archival, synthetic paper using a variety of techniques. She will also offer a new concept, a little handmade envelope containing symbols created for balance, wholeness and abundance.Carmels watercolors are sold in various art studios, and the sale will be held at her house on Main Street. Nows the time to get one of her paintings, and maybe shell even sign it for you.
Next weekend, Dec. 5 and 6, is the Christmas in New Castle Marketplace, tree lighting ceremony and chili cook-off. Holiday festivities for everyone.On Friday, the tree lighting ceremony will be held at 6 p.m. at Burning Mountain Park. The Coal Ridge High School Choir will delight the audience from 6-6:30 p.m. at the park, and from 6:30-9 p.m. you can warm up at the Chili Cook Off in Ritter Plaza. Enter your favorite chili and you might bring home confirmation of your superiority. Call Clinton Carroll at 970-593-2156 to enter.A drawing for a $1,000 shopping spree at Mr.Ts will be held at 7 p.m. at Ritter Plaza. Enter for the drawing at Mr. Ts across the river.The Marketplace will offer great homemade items from 5-9 p.m. Friday; and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the New Castle Community Center. Santa will be at the community center at 7 p.m. Friday. When the Marketplace continues on Saturday, the cookie ladies will load up beautiful tins with homemade cookies, and lunch will be available.Spirits Liquor is offering a wine tasting at 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6 at the store at the corner of Third and Main.
The New Castle Senior Housing Pins & Needles event will have handcrafted Christmas and other items for sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6th, at the New Castle Senior Recreation Center, 201 Castle Valley Boulevard.
New Castle has some really old houses with some antique furnaces. If you are sure youve got the oldest furnace in the valley, this is for you. Mountain Air Mechanical is sponsoring the Oldest Furnace in the Valley contest. Send a photo with the brand name and model number to firstname.lastname@example.org to enter to win a brand-new furnace installation. For more information on the contest, call Jennifer or Sarah at 625-4352.
Happy Thanksgiving to everyone, and hopes your family and friends are all happily gathered round, and nobody wants to pick a family fight.Kay Vasilakis column, New Castle News, appears every other Thursday. To contact her with a news tip or local inspiration, please call 384-9118 or e-mail email@example.com.
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