MARCH 2011

Thursday, March 17th is St. Patrick's Day !     


Heritage Village

TABLE OF CONTENTS - Click on Link Below for Shortcut
In the Spotlight
An Irish Blessing
Lots Going On...
Just A Note...
March Savings

In the Spotlight




Mary Beth's Bridal & Formal Wear

(The Bridal House)


 The Bride and Groom is John & Ashton Wester

(Ashton is the daughter of Bennett & Mary Beth O'Steen)



Mary Beth's Bridal & Formal Wear opened in September of 2007. It was the combined dream of both Mary Beth O'Steen and her daughter, Ashton. Mary Beth retired from the Citrus County School System and after Ashton's graduation from Crystal River High School the two went to work. They contacted Laura Lou Fitzpatrick and found out that the Heritage House was available to rent. From that point on everything fell into place. They rented the house in July and started all of the necessary changes needed to turn it into a bridal and formal wear house! The mother and daughter team along with family and friends worked countless hours to have the shop ready to open as soon as possible. After a trip to Atlanta's Market and contacting all of the right sources, the shop was open and ready for business. What started out as a "dream" turned into a "dream come true".


The shop flourished in it's first year. So much in fact that they expanded into another shop directly across the street from the Heritage House. Their growth has brought on board several new faces as well. The Bridal House now features a "One-Stop Shop" for all your bridal and formal wear needs.


Joining the team are "All Occasion Invitations" and "Starbright Teeth Whitening" both owned by Vonda Lee, from Dunnellon. She can create your custom wedding invitation, save-the-date, Thank you's, graduation announcements and much, much more. She also offers 15-minute cosmetic teeth whitening to take you from 2-7 shades whiter using ultra-violet lighting. In addition, "Simply Elegant Affairs" by Dianne Williams, of Homosassa can coordinate any special event for you. She offers a variety of rentals including linens, chair coverings, vases, arbors and more. Dianne has experience working with most venues in the area and is available to coordinate out of town events as well.


The Bridal House recently had the pleasure of planning Ashton's Wedding. She was married in June 2010, to her husband John Wester. For Mary Beth and the bridal team, planning her own daughters wedding and fine tuning each little detail, was an awesome experience. We pride ourselves on making every effort to make each persons event as special and perfect as possible. When you love what you shows!!


Please stop by The Bridal House and let us help make your special day unforgettable.


For more information, call (352) 563-0722.


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Please Visit Our Website

"What's Happening on the Avenue"

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
All About Nature

SuGaBug Kids

Wine & Tea Bar
MaryBeth's Bridal 




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Lots Going On...

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 Upcoming Events Calendar 

Friday, March 11th 


Earn $25 SuGaBucks

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

SuGaBucks can be redeemed on your next $50 purchase.

For more information, call 352-563-0650.

 Saturday, March 12th 


Market Day with Art is adding treasures to

our 2nd Saturday Event. We are looking for antiques and vintage collectibles to compliment

our artists and crafters.

Market Day Vendor
Information & Application


 Saturday, March 26th 



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Just A Note...
Citrus Springs Elementary is on a mission to rename their school mascot. They decided to make it a contest and have students write about what it should be and why. Since we had Coach Dabney Day on the grounds of Heritage Village, back in October, we wanted to share what student, Cole Baldner, had to write. (Cole is the son of Yvette and Dan, owners of Hot Heads) Enjoy!


Cole Baldner Mascot Essay

by Cole Baldner


"CAW-CAW" goes the magnificent creature the HAWK!!! I have two reasons why the hawk should be the schools newest mascot.


To begin with, the schools mascot should be the hawk because the Archie Dabney or Coach Dabney, the schools' first principal admires the hawk because it is a predator not prey. I think we should respect our schools' first principal and be the Citrus Springs Hawks!!!


By the same token, the hawk is a great mascot for our school because the word "hawk" stands for something, H stands for "heart", A stands for "academics", W stands for "wisdom", and K stands for "knowledge".


When all is said and done, those are my reasons why the hawk should be our schools' new mascot. Sorry to end this awesome story, but gotta go FLY!!!


EYE EXAMS!!! $45.00


Please check out our coupon below for more savings. For more information, call (352) 795-2020.

~ Hilda Fialko


We are pleased to announce that Cafe on the Avenue now offers a full bar, which includes  liquor, wine, and beer.


Check out our coupon below for a great special coming out in March!


Call (352) 795-3656

for more information.


 ~ Tracy Carver


Back Porch Garden Wine & Tea Bar

Please check out our great menu
to get your taste buds going!
to open and print your menu!

FREE Tea Classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays
Lunch and Afternoon Tea on the Patio
R.S.V.P. - Seating is limited

 For more information, call (352) 564-1500.

~ Norm and Gail Willden 


Hometown Athletics

March is here and you're in luck! Take advantage of great savings. Use the coupon at the bottom of this newsletter to save on baseball essentials!
Don't procrastinate. Summer is right around the corner! Shop early for uniform pants, skirts, skorts, Capri's and more!! We look forward to your visit with us. Remember: "For the Best Deal Around - There's No Place Like Hometown." For more information, call (352) 563-2200.

~ Brian and Penny DeBusk




Downtown Fashions at 


Join us for our weekly Fashion Shows on Thursdays at The Cafe on the Avenue and The Highlander Cafe during lunch hour.


For more information, please call (352) 563-2572.


~ Cheryl Kaylor





All About Nature has designed Mondays as "Manatee Monday" and will offer any manatee items from inventory at a 20% discount. Home of the "Crystal River Manatee Destination" T-Shirt, All About Nature price on Mondays is only $11.99 each. Choose from 2 fabulous colors. While supplies last thru March 31st. The All About Nature gift store wants to make your Manatee Destination to Crystal River enjoyable and save you some money while in the area. Check us out, we are located within Heritage Village, downtown Crystal River.


Also, please check out our coupon below for your great savings!



Please call (352) 563-1425 for more information.

~ Roger and Pat Osborne



We are having a "Fat Tuesday Playdate" on Tuesday, March 8th at 1pm. Cost is $3 per child. Crafts, snacks, education, and socializing. Open newborns - 5th grade.


ALSO, join us for the Dog Parade on Thursday, March 17th. Line up is at SuGaBuG Kids: 9:15am for the kids. Dog participants start at Burkes of Ireland. Dress up as wild, green, St. Patty's as you dare. Cost is $10 per family for parade entrance. After parade the kids will enjoy some St. Patty's fun back in our events cottage.


For more information, please call (352) 563-0650.


~ Henning and April Winkel



Cotton Club

March 3rd thru 14th

Card Keeper

(in one of four new Spring colors)

Limited edition style







March 4th thru March 20th




Receive this FREE Brighton Scarf when you make a single Brighton purchase of $100 or more. It's the perfect addition to any Brighton wardrobe!


(Limit one per customer, while supplies last. Purchase total includes merchandise only. Gift Cards and sales tax not included.)


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. 


For more information, please call (352) 563-2582.


~ Dianna and Betsy


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March Savings

Check Out Our Savings

at the End of this Rainbow from

The Shoppes of Heritage Village

      All About Nature Coupon                  Cafe on the Avenue Coupon

      Hometown Athletics Coupon         Hot Heads! The Art of Hair Coupon

               MezMerEYES Coupon                          SuGaBuG Kids Coupon



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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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