Flowers From Anna’s House to Yours

When was the last time you had a nice surprise for your mother? The woman who took care of you when you were sick, cleaned up your scrapes when you fell off your tricycle, and did countless loads of laundry for you growing up? Was it when you were four and made her a macaroni necklace? Step up your game with Anna’s House of Flowers. Flowers … Continue reading Flowers From Anna’s House to Yours

Parks Drug Store: This Season’s Prescription Is for Scented Candles

Scented candles bring warmth and ambiance to holiday gatherings. Parks Drug Store has a wide variety of long-lasting, clean-burning candle fragrances from Ganz Company. Bring back memories of Christmases past with the scents of balsam, fir and pine — perfect for someone longing for the smell of a live Christmas tree. Or help the family set a festive mood with a Ganz sugar cookie candle. You can even give someone you love the sound and scent … Continue reading Parks Drug Store: This Season’s Prescription Is for Scented Candles

Hadfield’s: Where Yesterday’s Common Is Today’s Rare

Another holiday, another disappointed look from that hard-to-buy-for family member? Not this year, not if you stop in at Hadfield’s Watch Repair and Antiques. Hadfield’s is where you will find unique gifts that will impress even the pickiest of relatives. Possibilities include rare American and foreign currency, a range of collectible watches, glassware, figurines, old cameras, furnishings, and more.  With an ever-changing stock,  you won’t find the same … Continue reading Hadfield’s: Where Yesterday’s Common Is Today’s Rare

Sweet Seasons Orchard: Bring Home a Winning Holiday Dessert

The time has come for your family’s twelfth annual pie-eating contest. You think you’ll stay competitive by bringing home a freshly baked pie from Sweet Seasons Orchard. But you’d be wrong. Pies from Sweet Seasons are so good, you’ll want to slow down and savor every bite. Unless you win awards at home for eating fast, we suggest you take the ten-minute drive today from Albion to Concord and visit this … Continue reading Sweet Seasons Orchard: Bring Home a Winning Holiday Dessert

It’s New to Me: A Unique Boutique for Holiday Gifts

The Albion College Pleiad has described It’s New to Me as “part consignment, part boutique, and all charm,” noting the store’s hats, shoes, and clothes are “worthy of any fashionista’s closet.” The Pleiad also recommended the boutique’s flower arrangements. It’s New to Me also offers locally designed jewelry … hand-knitted pillows and blankets (specially themed orders require a week’s notice) … and custom-selected gift baskets that take a couple days to complete.  … Continue reading It’s New to Me: A Unique Boutique for Holiday Gifts

The Jolly Green Junction: For Real Just Over the Highway

What tastes better than freshly made pumpkin pie for the holidays? If your answer is nothing (which it should be), then buying locally grown pumpkins is a jolly good idea.  At Albion’s full-time farmer’s market you’ll find a robust selection of locally grown and produced foods perfect for the holiday dinner table. Besides pumpkins, the Junction, just on the other side of I-94, has locally grown apples, mushrooms, asparagus. Eggs … Continue reading The Jolly Green Junction: For Real Just Over the Highway