SEPTEMBER  2011

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Lots Going On...
Just A Note...
Shop Specials
September Savings...

Grandparents Day is Sunday, September 11th

 Remember Making an Apron

in Home Economic Class?



The History of "APRONS"


I don't think our kids know what an apron is. The principal use of Grandma's apron was to protect the dress underneath because she only had a few. It was also because it was easier to wash aprons than dresses and aprons used less material. But along with that, it served as a potholder for removing hot pans from the oven.


It was wonderful for drying children's tears and on occasion was even used for cleaning out dirty ears.


From the chicken coop, the apron was used for carrying eggs, fussy chicks, and sometimes half-hatched eggs to be finished in the warming oven.


When company came, those aprons were ideal hiding places for shy kids...


And when the weather was cold Grandma wrapped it around her arms.


Those big old aprons wiped many a perspiring brow, bent over the hot wood stove.


Chips and kindling wood were brought into the kitchen in that apron.


From the garden, it carried all sorts of vegetables. After the peas had been shelled, it carried out the hulls (pods).


In the fall, the apron was used to bring in apples that had fallen from the trees.


When unexpected company drove up the road, it was surprising how much furniture that old apron could dust in a matter of seconds.


When dinner was ready, Grandma walked out onto the porch, waved her apron, and the men folk knew it was time to come in from the fields to dinner.


It will be a long time before someone invents something that will replace that 'old-time apron' that served so many purposes.






Grandma used to set her hot baked apple pies on the window sill to cool. Her granddaughters set theirs on the windows sill to thaw.


They would go crazy now trying to figure out how many germs were on that apron.


I don't think I ever caught anything from an apron - but love...

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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


All About Nature

SuGaBug Kids

Wine & Tea Bar
MaryBeth's Bridal 


Art Gallery



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 Upcoming Events Calendar 

 Saturday, September 10th

Fried Green Tomatoes


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




The Next Upscale-Resale is

Saturday, September 10th

on Market Day

with Art & Treasures at

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

Just A Note... 




Let us help you plan your group day trip. Please call (352) 564-1400 and ask for Laura Lou Tolle Fitzpatrick.







Hometown Athletics is pleased to announce that we now offer online shopping for your convenience. Have your sports apparel and/or equipment shipped right to your door or choose our site to store option! We will be continuing to add more products, so be sure to check back for updates.


Coming Soon! 


This Fall be sure to ask about "The Letterman Club." Our new "club" is a Hometown Athletics exclusive. Here is how it works: For every $10 you spend, your club card will be stamped. When your card is full, you can present it at time of purchase to save 15% OFF your total bill. Offer valid on in-store purchase only. This is just one more way we can help you save!


Thank your suppporting our business.

For more information, call (352) 563-2200 or visit us at


~ Brian and Penny DeBusk








We are pleased to announce that Annette Writ and Sharon Munroe will be our two new massage therapists at Hot Heads! Sharon and Annette will be doing full service (1 hour), (1/2 hour) services. They  will be available for massage appointments every other Friday from 2:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m.  




Schedule your massage at Hot Heads by September 15th to receive your FREE Aromatherapy upgrade.


Choose from these scents:

Lavender - Calming Properties & Promotes Restful Sleep


Mint / Rosemary - Aids in Pain Relief, Increases Circulation and Helps to Keep You Focused


Lavender / Citrus - Anxiety / Irritability Release Blend


Sharon Munroe, LMT (59005)


For more information, please call (352) 563-0068.


~ Yvette Baldner




Cafe on the Avenue

is now delivering lunch to businesses within a 10-mile radius.

Call (352) 795-3656

for more information.


~ Tracy Carver



The Dog Days of Summer are almost over. The heat makes it almost unbelievable, but the kids are back to school and that means fall is around the corner...I promise!


Introduction of SuGaPie


We are pleased to announce that April's creations have been launched nationwide as a part of the Brand "Attitude Pie" out of Miami. SuGaPie will be a new line that is currently being offered for Spring 2012. The line includes 6 new collections with multiple creations in each. "It has been a lot of fun learning new techniques and incorporating them in my creations. We are looking forward to bringing some of these new creations to SuGaBuG Kids in custom colors and themes that will only be available here to our customers." Special savings will be available to our in-store customers compared to those available nationwide. It's our way of saying thank you for supporting us on this journey.



Limited Availability Photo Shoots

with Amanda Star Photography


I have to give a huge thank you to Amanda for doing an awesome job on our catalog photo shoot. Her photos made my creations come alive in a way that only she could do. She even incorporated pies into the photos!!! So awesome...


I am pleased to announce that we are teaming up to help bring her talent to our side of the county. Every month she will be doing themed photo shoots starting in September. I know spaces will fill fast so I want to go ahead and give you the upcoming dates and themes so you can book your sessions now.


Contact Mandy to book your appointment today

(352) 568-5911 or visit her website


Click here to open SuGaBuG Kids Newsletter

for more information on photo shoot schedules 


~ Henning and April Winkel 


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




Stan Soehlman is Back!


For reservations to see Stan,

call (352) 795-3656.









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Fried Green Tomatoes
September Savings

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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. 



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