DECEMBER 2010

Saturday, December 25th is Christmas!

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Saturday, December 18th, 2010

10:00 a.m. till 5 p.m.







Also be sure to watch for

 us at the Crystal River

and Inverness

Christmas Parades


Saturday, December 4th and December 11th!

TABLE OF CONTENTS - Click on Link Below for Shortcut
In the Spotlight
Lots Going On...
Monday, December 6th
Thursday, December 9th
Friday Night Lights
Market Day with Art
Market Day Vendor Info
Saturday, December 11th
Special Notice from The Cotton Club
Saturday, December 18th
Just A Note...
My Heritage from the Heart
December 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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Cafe on the Avenue 


 Tracy Carver and Rudy Trnosky


Tracy was born in South Georgia, where her entire family is rooted. At the age of five, her father was offered a job in Tallahassee, Fl. Tracy spent her adolescence in Tallahassee and graduated from Leon High School in 1982. From there she went to work for a Holiday Inn while she attended college to pursue a degree in Hotel and Restaurant Management. While attending college, Tracy's father was offered a position at Progress Energy. Tracy now having a daughter, decided that Crystal River would be the perfect place to raise a child. She moved from Tallahassee to Crystal River in 1989 and took a job at a local hotel and restaurant. After working there for eleven years, the hotel was sold and Tracy decided to start a business of her own. Shortly there after, A Cool Tan and Day Spa was opened. While juggling her family and her business, Tracy went back to school to get three major cosmetics licenses to be able to offer more services at her business. After three years of success,Tracy sold the business and signed a five year no-compete contract. The spa is still going under the name of Bronze Beach. Because Tracy's true passion was to be involved in the restaurant industry she decided to seek a job managing a local restaurant. After short time frame, Tracy ended up working for Café on the Avenue. Six months of serving along with Tracy's hard work and dedication took her from a server to General Manager. Six years down the road the current owner was considering selling the restaurant. A few short months later, Tracy was officially to new owner and operator of Café on the Avenue with her fiancé Rudy Trnosky. 


Rudy achieved his bachelor's degree in Culinary Arts at the International Art Institute in Tampa.Rudy was born and raised in New Jersey. After graduating high school, he moved to Crystal River to work at his father's restaurant in Beverly Hills. His father passed away when Rudy was twenty-five and the restaurant closed. This is when Rudy became a Sous Chef for Café on the Avenue.


After a one year of hard work, peppered with blood, sweat and tears, the Café on the Avenue is still going strong. Driven by passion and dedication the Café is sure to be the perfect place for your next party, catering event, or even your Friday night date.

Lots Going On...

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 Upcoming Events Calendar 


                             DECEMBER 2010

Monday, December 6th
(St. Nick's Day)

Photos with Santa
10:00 a.m. - 7:00 pm
That's right, Santa will be here at SuGaBuG Kids to offer photos with your kids and to deliver that special gift and holiday message to your little one. Shop early and we will gift wrap your gift and have it ready for Santa
to present at time of photo.
Call now to book your appointment, walk-ins are also welcome.
We will be open late, until 7:00 p.m. for your shopping pleasure.
Please check out our regular December Newsletter for all December events. Thank you for you continued support.
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays
from all of us at SuGaBuG Kids.
Put more "jingle" in your holidays!  Join us for some songs and activities, centered around the Christmas season.

$15 includes download card and musical instrument
Call now to register -
SuGaBuG Kids at (352) 563-0650
for More Upcoming Events at SuGaBuG Kids
for the Month of December
Friday, December 10th
December 10th
at The Cotton Club
with Vera Bradley

10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Our special event includes...
  • Wine Tasting by Back Porch Garden Wine & Tea Bar
  • Mystery Tree full of surprises (select your special treat from our Christmas Tree)
  • Drawings throughout the day for in-stock Vera Bradley products (while supplies last)
  • Friends...Friends...Friends... Bring your friends!! The person who registers the most friends will receive a beautiful Vera Bradley gift.
  • Fill our your Vera Bradley wish list and receive a $5.00 gift certificate toward your next VB purchase (excludes sale items)

Call The Cotton Club at (352) 563-2582
for more information.

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 December Playdate schedule!

For more information, call 352-563-0650.


 Saturday, December 11th


Market Day Vendor
Information & Application

Saturday, December 11th
Betty Berger will be available Saturday, December 11th at the All About Nature Store for her second visit this year. Betty, who resides in Yankeetown, will be available for signing of her two books titled, Heaven to Earth, a book that carries various spiritual messages that she has condensed and placed in print for study, and the book Back Roads that features some of the history with memories and roots that people brought to the area. These books would make wonderful gifts. Betty also features a gallery of landscapes in her paintings that will also be on display and available for purchase.
All About Nature is a shop where unique combination of nature themed gifts and merchandise can be found. The store is located at 619 N. Citrus Ave., within the Shoppes of Heritage Village, in Historic Downtown Crystal River.
For more information, call the store at (352) 563-1425.
Mon. - Sat. 10-5 and Sun. 12-4.
Christmas is just around the corner!!!
If you haven't filled out your WISH LIST - please hurry and let us help your gift giver give you something from THE COTTON CLUB that you really want.
Thursday, December 16th
at The Cotton Club
We will remain open until 7:00 p.m.
The day-into-evening event will be filled with surprises and while your gift giver enjoys
complimentary treats and beverages -
we'll wrap the selection FREE.
 Please call (352) 563-2582 for more information.
Saturday, December 18th
Hometown Athletics
Invites You to Our
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Mark your calendars to attend our Holiday Open House. Refreshments will be served and there will be specials throughout the store, just in time for Christmas!
Please call Hometown Athletics
at (352) 563-2200 for more information.
Just A Note...   
Congratulations to Sheri Burman of Murray, Kentucky - Our November 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.

La-Te-Da is having their December Sample Sale featuring 2 Girls Dancing, Jackets Galore, Christine Alexander and more. Join us for the week of December 12 thru 18th for merchandise at reduced savings. Call 352-563-2572 for more information.

  ~ Cheryl Kaylor 


Back Porch Garden
Wine & Tea Bar
We have items made fresh daily!!!
Best kept secret for lunch.
  • She Crab Soup
  • Fresh Scones
  • Homemade Chicken Salad
  • Flatbread Spinach Pie
  • Flatbread 3-Cheese Pie
  • Gourmet Tea Brewed Fresh available (Iced or hot)
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 are now an authorized reseller for Mid-East Mfg. company. Looking to purchase local DRUM CIRCLE MERCHANDISE? Come see us. Look for items on our website soon at under the category "Drum Circle Merchandise". Paddle Drums start around $22 and make a great Christmas gift. Now in stock, two used Drums - Toca and Djembe X8 with 12-13" goatskin heads, perfect for the beginner.

Watch our website. We will soon be an authorized vendor for MOUNTAIN SHIRTS, home to 1,000 of Nature-Themed T-Shirts, such as the one titled "Power and Grace" shown here. Order online and ship to our store or to your home.

See us Saturdays for taste samples of County Home Creations Dip mixes. County Home Creations has been making dip mixes from all natural ingredients from Michigan since 1980. 100's of dip mixes, and All About Nature stocks the most popular.

Please call 352-563-1425 for more information.
~ Roger and Pat Osborne

Hometown Athletics
Congratulations, Brooke Levins!! The winner of our Letterman Jacket Give-a-Way!! Be sure to print out the coupon below to receive an additional 20% OFF your entire purchase! (Coupon valid 12/18/10 only) It's our way of saying "Thanks" to all of our customers. Hometown Athletics wishes you and your a Safe and Happy Holiday Season! 352-563-2200
~ Brian and Penny DeBusk

Dec. 1st thru Dec. 15th, Karisma will be taking orders for custom designed Afghans. Bring in or e-mail any photo for a unique one-of-a-kind designed woven, heirloom quality Afghan, tapestry, pillow or tote bag. All orders received before Dec. 15th are guaranteed in time for Christmas! Art-FX Canvas Art also be available in time for Santa's Sleigh...your photos re-produced onto 100% Artist Grade Canvas, gallery wrapped and ready for displaying. Call 352-563-0785 or visit our website at  Don't forget to check out our coupon in the coupon section of the newsletter.               ~ Karen Hart





Heritage House will be offering samplings
from our
on the front porch on
Saturday, December 11th
(Market Day with Art)
& Saturday, December 18th
(Let it Snow JUBILATION).



Coach Dabney Day was well attended at Heritage Village on November 13th. Thanks to all that made this dream a reality! Not only did we honor a GREAT man, but we also raised over $3,500.00 for the Coach Dabney Scholarship Fund. Here is the majority of the group that made this event happen! It was an honor to be a part of this!


For more information, call 352-564-1400.

~ The Creative Co-op, Laura Lou Tolle Fitzpatrick and Friends
Aunt B's Piano Recitals
From The Past...


Being in the Heritage House so much these days, I have many flash backs of my childhood years. Piano lessons in Aunt B's studio was a BIG part of mine (and many children's weekly route) that grew up in Crystal River. I have seen or spoke to a few of my friends (her pupils) in recent times. I wanted to share a few pictures with you of some of Aunt B's pupils that our paths have crossed recently. The Allen & Hagerty girls were at Coach Dabney Day in November, at Heritage Village. Margie and Christi were my neighbors in Tropic Terrace growing up, and Christi is my neighbor again today! I had one picture of Dana Hagerty Nycz with another childhood friend George Buzby, at recent event for Coach Dabney. I found Cathy Sparkman Fladung on Facebook, she had come to mind when I heard of Mr. Bob Kennedy passing away in recent times. Which, by the way, was a WONDERFUL man! My heart goes out to the family. Anyway, Cathy was another pupil! Please forgiving me for not knowing all proper names and spellings, today and in future ... haha


I do hope you enjoy the pictures and forward the newsletter to those that would enjoy as well. If you have any pictures of piano recitals with My Aunt B... please share ... I would love to post!


Have a Merry Christmas and thank you for your support
and encouragement with Heritage Village.


Laura Lou Tolle Fitzpatrick


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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