Christmas ’16 may be the Best You have Seen
by Cate Murway

Historic Bristol on the Delaware is worth a pause during your journey, wherever you’re headed! This small town proudly maintains its local character. The Borough is wonderfully filled with great people who are intent on preserving a piece of historic Bristol heritage, sharing a vision and quite proactive in seeing it through. Unfortunately for some towns, though connected digitally, they can be very disconnected on a personal level. 
Saunter throughout the Borough and do your holiday shopping in a community where a true spirit is apparent and shines in the faces as residents smile with recognition and sincere greetings are exchanged with warmth. The seasons change but the connections remain constant.
Historic Bristol on the Delaware is amazing. This small town goes BIG with scenery and charm!
The store owners continue to provide outstanding customer service, offering quality merchandise and demonstrating community involvement.

“Don't let your dollars roam, shop at home!” Alan J. Vogenberg, BSPharm, RPh, FASCP

The perfect gift, along with one’s PRESENCE of course, is always appreciated.
Stop in Mignoni Jewelry & Gifts at 200 Mill Street and you most certainly will appreciate a most pleasurable experience. Performers Sadie Elle Alden and Ariah Brown easily get all in their grasp while shoppers enjoy their compilation of beautiful harp music and operatic song, Fridays 6:00-8:00pm and Saturday 1:00-3:00pm.

A distinctive piece of jewelry is a statement of fashion and power, enhancing an outfit with class to complement the tone for every occasion. Co-owner Carol Mignoni Ferguson knows that the giving of beautifully crafted jewelry makes anyone feel pampered and special. 
Browse their incredible selection of men’s and women’s American manufactured Bulova watches known for innovation, craftsmanship and advanced technology, and their Irish pewter pocket watches. 
On a quest for a most unique treasure? Mignoni’s proudly presents a beautiful, functioning and working pocket watch tree ornament, that masters the classic art of timekeeping while always embracing the future. 

Such tastefully presented gifts, rich in intricate and exquisite detail, will send a message to a loved one, saying what no mere words can say. Come in and share a cup of freshly brewed Irish Tea! They’ll keep the light on for you! 215.788.3243

Keep walking…. Steve Corleto’s premiere Freestyle Scooter store, the Barking Spyder Board Shop, across the street on 207 Mill Street will meet all your Scooter, Skate, BMX and Surf needs. Steve offers a full line of completes, parts, apparel, safety gear and more. All complete scooters are on sale 10% off now.  

Precept sunglasses at $5.00 a pair/ 3 pairs for $12.00 are great stocking stuffers, too! 215.788.3500

Spread holiday cheer. Spread the WORD with a book. It’s the best. In this increasingly digital age, books have become even more meaningful as gifts. Write a sincere inscription, and a book can transform into a present to truly remember and cherish.

Owner, Tina Marie Fricano offers a most eclectic selection of non- book gifts as well at her 401 Mill Street “t.s.Cornerstones” with 25% off selected items, including statues, ‘dream catchers’, hand crafted jewelry and ‘readers’/ ‘sun readers’ glasses. A Gift Certificate would guarantee the perfect choice! 267.554.7307

Veteran owned Sloan’s Thrift offers a super selection of household items and clothing with affordable prices, perfect for anyone on a budget. Not only good for the wallet, but good for the soul!
USMC Lance Corporal Andrew Sloan and his co-partner Peter Collipp own this 2016 Retail: Bang for Your Buck HAPPENINGS’ WINNER shop. Anything Christmas related will be marked down 75% from December 18th through December 24th 4:00PM at their 220 Bristol Pike [Route 13]location. 215.817.8983

Days of Wine and poinsettias are surrounding us. 
There are few things more American than a holiday dinner with close friends and family. Holidays are always a time for get-togethers and traditions. Jayne McPherson-Young’s ‘Got Wine?’ on 483 Pond Street stocks Buckingham Valley Vineyards wines, complementing good food and good company. So, this year why not put a twist on your holiday meal with sumptuous regional wines for a new family tradition or an exciting alternative to the ordinary. Pre-assembled, upscale and stunningly presented gift baskets [$25.00- $45.00] are truly portable and ready-to-go. 
Or assemble one with your own choices and enjoy a glass of wine at ½ price while Jayne or her daughter, Alexia perform their basket magic. Selections of top rated exquisite organic fair trade loose leaf teas with tea infusers [tea lovers know the importance of proper infusion when brewing with loose-leaf teas], high quality chocolates and gourmet fare creamy cheese and crisp, savory crackers are perfect to tuck in a personalized, made-to-order Wine basket. Each bite and sip will be a celebration!

Peruse the most interesting and delicious selections, well curated, with a regional focus. 
Let’s raise a glass to this innovative, tireless, enthusiastic wine shop curator! 
Y’all come. Salud! L'chaim! Cheers.

It’s the local shops that give the neighborhood its uniqueness, adding character and diversity to the community. So, yes, enjoy the quirky signs, the handmade wooden carolers and the Calm Waters coffee drink not made from a trucked-in mix.

 But take pleasure, too, in the assurance of being well taken care of.
Part of the local shopping appeal is that local merchants offer a less frenzied venue and a smile…. always a smile!

“When you support small [or local] business, you're supporting a dream.” 
Alan J. Vogenberg, BSPharm, RPh, FASCP


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