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HeidiTown Gifting Guide

Last year, we realized my parents were still going to Blockbuster for their movies. I had been telling them about Netflix for years, but they just weren’t interested in trying it out. In part because it is an online subscription, and that was a little intimidating for them. So we decided to get my parents a three-month subscription to Netflix as a Christmas present, and since we were visiting them

Shop Local: The Mayor does a little shopping in downtown Loveland

I am going to come clean. I am not much of a shopper. In fact, I rarely shop unless it is a necessity. So when Christmas comes around, I enjoy shopping in historic downtowns, because the stores  are locally owned,  and they are entertaining. Downtown retail business owners have to be creative in order to compete with the strip malls and mega stores, and they often line their shelves with

Bah humbug on celebrating Christmas before it "˜tis the season

There are over fifty-two days until Christmas, yet you’d think it was right around the corner. With Christmas music flooding department stores and “A Christmas Carol” opening in theaters this weekend, it’s all just a little too much to take. “A Christmas Carol” is one of my husband’s favorite stories, and we’ve been looking forward to Jim Carrey’s onscreen version. However, we refuse to see it this early in the

My favorite Christmas movies

I think a lot of Christmas movies are corny.   I avoid any “Made of Television – Hallmark”  holiday movie.  However, there are a few Christmas movies I watch every year, and some I don’t watch annually, but are still on  my favorites list. “A Christmas Story” (1983) – I’ve been watching this movie every Christmas for years now,  and it’s easily my all-time favorite Christmas movie. Set in the

Put a party in your stocking!

 It’s finally here!   In stores now –  perhaps one of the best stocking stuffers ever – at least for my group of friends!   Want a signed copy?   Meet author Michael Guerriero at the following book signings: Saturday, Dec. 13th, from 4pm to 7pm, Centerra  Mall  (Barnes & Noble) Sunday, Dec. 14th, from 1pm to 4pm, Foothills Mall (B. Daulton) Saturday, Jan. 10th, from 2pm to 5pm, Fort