NOVEMBER 2010

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TABLE OF CONTENTS - Click on Link Below for Shortcut
In the Spotlight
Lots Going On...
Saturday, November 6th
Thursday, November 11th
Friday Night Lights
Market Day with Art
Market Day Vendor Info
Let's Talk Turkey
Just A Note...
My Heritage...from the Heart
November Savings
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"What's Happening on the Avenue"

The Shoppes of Heritage Village 
Be sure to visit the following links to the Shoppes of Heritage Village.
 You can also follow the link to the Shoppe's Website for further details

Manatee Toy Co.

The Cotton Club  
La-Te-Da Boutique 352-563-2572


Cafe on the Avenue

 Heritage House
 Village Office Welcome Center  
All About Nature

SuGaBug Kids

Secret Garden


MaryBeth's Bridal 



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Hometown Athletics

(Formerly Citrus Sports & Apparel)


Brian and Penny DeBusk

Heritage, the English Dictionary has several meanings: 1.) something inherited at birth, such as personal characteristics, status or possessions. 2.) Anything handed down by tradition. 3.) Evidence of the past; such as historical sites, buildings, unspoiled natural environment as the inheritance of present day society. 4.) Something reserved for a particular person or group; a way of life.   

Brian is a true Florida Cracker with roots here in Crystal River that goes back generations.  You'll find some of his family's history in the Heritage Museum.  Brian has always had a love of sports, playing on the local soccer league and also for the Crystal River Sharks Pop Warner League.  He continued his football career through middle and high school until he graduated from Lecanto in 1992.  He inherited the blood of an entrepreneur from both of his parents; his dad owned a construction company and his mom owned a daycare for many years.  Brian has watched this beautiful town expand from a two lane road with one red light into the town many of you call home today. 

Penny is originally from Georgia but relocated to Florida with her family at age 4.  She graduated from Lecanto in 1994 where she excelled in business and accounting courses.  She also enjoyed being on the yearbook staff as student life editor.  Although never involved in local sports she does enjoy watching a good football game (Go Gator's!) and she is a Nascar Fan.

Although the two knew each other in high school they never dated; in fact the night Brian finally got the courage to ask Penny on a date she told him she was seeing someone else.  Thankfully later on after graduation their paths crossed again.  Brian proposed to Penny on their first date, which led to a 7 week engagement and this coming March the two will be celebrating their 16th wedding anniversary!  They have a twelve year old daughter, Charity, who attends a private school in Crystal River.  She enjoys attending dance, going on trips with her youth group from our church and spending time with her family. 

To be successful at any sport you have to have a good team, meaning that each player has a specific job to do and they see that it gets done.  Brian and Penny are that team at Hometown Athletics.

Hometown Athletics has been in business since 2007.  We recently relocated into the Tolle Addition, Heritage Village's newest building.  Our store specializes in sports equipment and apparel with an emphasis on the leagues in our community.  Our vision; to grow with our community by investing our time, talent and efforts into our children's programs, our schools, and local organizations.  Why, you may ask?  Because we want future generations to build on our progress and inherit what we leave behind; it's their heritage.  Yours and Ours...

 Going On...

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 Upcoming Events Calendar
Saturday, November 6th
Cameron Decker will be singing and playing his saxophone on the front porch of the Heritage House from 2pm till 4pm on Saturday, November 6th. Samplings from the Kitchen of the Heritage House will be offered. To enjoy the entertainment, we suggest, bringing your own seating. (A Chair Affair)

We invite you to park at Heritage Village, enjoy the entertainment, visit the shoppes and don't forget to head over to the 3rd Annual Stone Crab Jam for an evening of fun!
Thursday, November 11th
On November 11th, the renowned plastic surgeon, Dr. Richard Castellano, will present an informative FREE Image Lift Seminar at Cafe on the Avenue at 1:00pm. Immediately following, come to The Cotton Club for two special drawings. For more information, call 352-563-2582.

On November 12th - Friday Night Lights will be an Open House for Picture Perfect Printing. You don't want to miss this opportunity to order your unique one-of-a-kind photo gifts for special someones on your list. Bring your digital photos and have them uploaded and place your order for your holiday gifts and receive special discount pricing. There will also be some "Cash-N-Carry" gifts as well.


Earn $25 SuGaBucks

when you purchase $50 between 5-7 p.m.

SuGaBucks can be redeemed
on your next $50 purchase.
Click here to check out
our November Playdate schedule!

For more information, call 352-563-0650.

Friday, November 12th
(Special hours 10:00am - 7:00pm)

The Cotton Club presents a Brighton Open House. We will have special drawings throughout the day, PLUS wine tasting by Vintage on 5th. The recipient of the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence for 2009 and 2010.
Call 352-563-2582
for more information.

Market Day Vendor
Information & Application

Saturday, November 13th
Coach Dabney Day
Coach Dabney Day Fish Fry Tickets on Sale NOW at Heritage House!
FSU vs. CLEMSON will be on BIG SCREEN...A Chair Affair (meaning bring your own seating) and TAILGATE WITH COACH! BRING ANY PICS YOU MAY HAVE FOR HIS MEMORY ALBUM! We will be taking orders for T-SHIRTS TOO! For more information, call 352-564-1400.

Aardvark's Florida
Kayak Co., Inc.
We'll be doing another Paddler's Picnic by request in Inverness. Bring cookies for the cookie exchange on Saturday, November 13th. Click here to check out our flyer! We will also be at the Ozello Arts Festival on November 27th. Come visit us there! For more information, call 352-795-5650.

If you or your club would like to participate with us for this HUGE Yard Sale, please call 352-564-1400 for more information.
Just A Note... 
Congratulations from The Creative Co-op

Our shop offers gifts and home decor. Enjoy our seasonal decorations and samplings from the kitchen! Call 352-564-1400 for more information.
Also, we would like to congratulate the winners of the Scarecrow Building Contest - JUDGES VOTE: Most Creative is The Highlander Cafe for "Loch Ness Monster" by Rory MacPherson and Runner Up is The Cafe on the Avenue by Katrina and Team - PEOPLE'S CHOICE: Most Popular is Mary Beth's Bridal for "Tacky Tourist" by Mary Beth O'Steen and Runner Up is All About Nature by Roger and Pat Osborne. We would like to thank all of those that participated in the Scarecrow Building Contest. You all did an outstanding job on your scarecrows! Kudos!

Congratulations to the winners of the Mr. / Miss Scarecrow Pageant that was held at SuGaBuG Kids last Saturday.
Here are the list of winners:

0-12 Month Old Girls - Tayla Dempsey
13-36 Month Old Boys - Isiah Cleveland
13-36 Month Old Girls - Caryona Nelson
4-6 Year Old Girls - Lily Grace Garbig
7-10 Year Old Girls - Maleah Williamson
Miss Charity - Audrey Mays
Thank you to all the participants in the Mr./Miss Scarecrow Fest Pageant. The pageant raised $590 for the Relay for Life Team Eddie!!!!! And over 200 pieces of infant/toddler food for the Harmony Pregnancy Center Food Closet! Way to Go, SuGaBuG Friends!!!!! A HUGE thanks to Brooke and Erin for all your hard work for a worthy event! 
~ The Creative Co-op, Laura Lou and Friends
Congratulations to Debbie Myers of the Villages - Our September/October winner of a $100.00 gift certificate. Don't forget to register for the drawing this month. Join us for our weekly fashion show on Thursday's at The Cafe on the Avenue and The Highlander Cafe during lunch hour. Call 352-563-2572 for more information.

  ~ Cheryl Kaylor 

The Cotton Club
The Women of Sugarmill Woods invite you to "Color Your World with Fashion." Entertainment by Bill Stabile "Songs of Sinatra" -  Fashions by The Cotton Club of Crystal River on Friday, November 5th, 2010 at the Palace Grand, Spring Hill.
Mini Tote Cube - FREE (with $65 purchase) from November 4th through November 15th. While supplies last.

Don't forget to join us for our every Friday Fashion Shows at The Cafe on the Avenue and The Highlander Cafe during lunch hour. Call 352-563-2582 for more information.
~ Dianna Brim-Jones and Betsy Brim

Celebrating 20 years of service in Citrus County! When  ONLY THE BEST WILL DO..... Hot Heads offers the FINEST Brazilian Treatment, lasts longer, costs less to maintain SILKY, shiny hair...using only your blow dryer.

Kristyn will be back on November 2nd doing hair full-time and Elisha has extended hours as well.
~ Yvette Baldner




Back Porch Garden

Wine & Tea Bar

The SPECIAL OF THE MONTH is our Organic, Shade Grown YERBA MATE.1/2 lb. bag for $11.40. This is one of the "super foods" of tea and also know as the "Coffee of Tea."

YERBA MATE benefits - Each infusion of Yerba Mate contains:

Vitamins: A, C, E, B1, B2, Niacin (B3), B5, B Complex

Minerals: Calcium, Manganese, Iron, Selenium, Potassium, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Zinc.

Additonal Compounds: Carotene, Fatty Acids, Chlorophyll, Flovonols, Polyphenols, Inositol, Trace Minerals, Antioxidants, Tannins, Pantothenic Acid and 15 Amino Acids.

Yerba Mate gives you wonderful energy without the effects of caffeine.

Check out our Every Tuesday and Thursday Tea Classes in our coupon section of the newsletter!

Please call 352-564-1500 for any more information.

~ Norm and Gail Willden


All About Nature

We have Deco Metal Reindeers both small and large in stock. Choose from green or red (2 pc.) design will last a lifetime! Starting at ONLY $19.95 each. See our selection of Key hook holders also. These and other Deco Home Accents make a great gift. Call 352-563-1425 for more information.

~ Roger and Pat Osborne


SuGaBuG Kids

We are turning 1 on November 20th and will be celebrating Big Top Style. Stop by SuGaBuG Kids and receive your discount coupon for the "Live Elephant Rides" and carnival games. There will be specials throughout the store and free gifts to the first 100 customers of the day. Please call 352-563-0650 for more information.

 ~  Henning and April Winkel


  How Heritage Village Began...


Over the years, the changes of Heritage Village, has been like the changing of the fall leaves. Many different, colorful, creative, businesses, has been a part of this charming Village for over 25 years, with Toni Chatman and I being one of them. Our business was in the building that was originally known as the "Livery Stable" and was located where the Café on the Avenue and MezMerEYES sit today. This Country Gift Shop was called "Simple Country Pleasures." I am sharing this because I swore I would never get into the retail business again. Well guess what, I lied, many many years later, here I am giving it a try again with family and friends in the Heritage House. Being in this position again can only take me back to the beginnings of how this all began. I thought it might be of interest to you who has been here in the past, so I am going to start with the Heritage House for this November 2010 Newsletter. Hope you enjoy!


In 1982, 26 years ago, my brother and his wife (Huey and Kathy Tolle) took on their first challenge at

renovating a Historic Home in the heart of Historic Downtown Crystal River. This late 1800 treasure had very special meaning to our family. It was our ancestor's home place...a piece of our history that we did not want to lose or forget. It was at this location that my grandmother (Edna Eubanks Barco) was born in the front bedroom. It was also at this home that the first automobile, in Crystal River, was owned by our great grandfather that lived there. This family home was best known of my generation as being where the local children came for piano and voice lessons from Mrs. Ada B. Edwards (our Aunt B). For these reasons and many more...this home place was an important piece history that we wanted to preserve, but also use in a unique way to help keep their memory and the historic downtown alive.


After renovations took place, a charming Country Gift Shop was born and ready for Business in the Heritage House in 1983. To Kathy and Huey's surprise, their new beginnings did not stop at just the

creation of the Heritage House, but they also found out they were expecting their third child, a daughter Jessica Jean Tolle. Being a full time mom of 3 made her realize that running a business at this time was going to have to take a back seat to motherhood. This is when Patty Williams approached them about putting in a Quilt shop in this Historic Treasure. Patty ran the quilt shop for many years and during her stay, another wonderful business decided to join her in July of 1986, by putting in "Cobble Stone Alley Antiques" in the original home of the Crystal River Library next door. Dot and her late husband, Rob Koehler, ran their wonderful Antique shop for a few years in this small cottage until Patty moved on to new opportunities with quilting, leaving the Heritage House to become the home of Dot and Robby's Antique shoppe, Cobblestone Alley Antiques. Dot was in the Village until 2002, leaving after her husband passed away. She did return, after a few years, working for Diana and Betsy at the Cotton Club and La Te Da. She now works part time for "All About Nature" in the Blue Cottage on Citrus Avenue. Dot was and still is the Grandmother figure of Heritage Village in my eyes ... she has always been so passionate about us and still is!


After Dot closed, the Heritage House has had a number of tenants. I will be honest, I may of forgotten some of the businesses & names but do recollect most... Downstairs they were: The Stork Shop (a Maturity & Children's Shop); another Antique shop called Heritage House Antiques; followed by Mary

Beth's Bridal & Formal Wear; the most recently being "All About Nature". The latter two still are still located in Heritage Village area. Upstairs has housed a few specialty shoppes as well through time, such as Antiques, Vintage Clothing and Antiques, Designer Glass Studio by Rose Mary, The Village office twice, Poe House Books for many years, The Paper Room and Classic Arts & Frame Shoppe in recent times.  




Today we have come full circle and are proud to announce "The Heritage House" Home Décor & Gifts is now family owned with a team of Creative Co-op friends involved. This specialty shop is a unique combination of creativity and style. I like to refer to it as "Shabby Sheek" because we have a mix of rustic displays & antiques complimented by each of our Creative Co-op's favorite companies, all of us with a different flare of style! Be sure to visit us for events, we will be offering specials and samplings! We are excited to start this new venture with family and friends and see what all the fuss is about! Visit us in the Heritage House of Heritage Village at 657 North Citrus Avenue. 352-564-1400.



Heritage Village Walking Map

 "Whether Crystal River is your home place or you're traveling through, we encourage you to include Heritage Village as a stopping place to relax and unwind during your daily travels near or far. For the traveler, we know your Journey is not complete until you've  found that Unique treasure that represents the memory...our goal is to make sure you find it here at one of our many specialty shoppes".
What more can you ask for...a sense of Yesterday, with an Artistic Flare of today's Market, all for you right here at "The Shoppes of Heritage Village".
 Antique Truck
 Once you turn off of US Hwy 19 in Crystal River onto North Citrus Avenue and see our old red "Classic Antique" truck, you'll know you have arrived. 



These Cottages are available for rent.

For more information, please contact Laura Lou Tolle Fitzpatrick at 352-564-1400.

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