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Monday, December 16, 2013

Stocking stuffers with a Plainfield twist

Winter night in the Netherwood Heights District
is featured as a card design.

 Looking for interesting stocking stuffers or small gifts for friends, neighbors, family (or maybe yourself)? Check out these Plainfield-themed items from the Van Wyck Brooks Historic District, Netherwood Heights Neighbors, and Rebecca Williams' Baked By A Negro Cookie Company.

The 2014 calendar features District homes.

Van Wyck Brooks Historic District Calendar

The District's 2014 wall calendar features color photos of a dozen architectural gems from Plainfield's largest historic district. Some are well-known, others are little gems that you may have passed by without noticing. All are delightful reminders of Plainfield's architectural treasures.

Calendars are available by emailing District VP Larry Quirk at QMAN56@COMCAST.NET to make arrangements. They are $12/each if picked up and $15 if you want them mailed. Tax is included.

Proceeds benefit the Van Wyck Brooks Historic District's progrms and events, among which are its biennial House Tour and the ever-popular Twelfth Night Progressive Dinner.

Netherwood Heights Neighbors Holiday Cards

Netherwood Heights Neighbors is offering a set of 25 Holiday Cards (with envelopes) featuring this Historic District's distinctive homes and winding lanes. The interior greeting reads 'Happy Holidays' and the cards are perfect as a gift or for yourself if you -- like me -- are a retro person and still appreciate a card with a personal note.

The box of 20 cards and envelopes is $25 and can be purchased by emailing the following: Tax included.

You can check out Netherwood Heights Neighbors' website (here) and see photos of their many activities, including the Holiday Luminaria, OktoberFest and the annual Blessing of the Animals.

Mmm... mmm... good!
Rebecca Williams' Baked By A Negro Cookies

What's Christmas without cookies? If, like me, you do not bake (or bake well), you will really appreciate these handcrafted goodies from the kitchen of Plainfield's college professor and City Council member, Rebecca Williams.

Check ouf her website here, where you can drool over the descriptions of the nine varieties of scrumptious cookies she offers (don't miss the Southern Sweet Potato Praline Crumbles). Those readers who have tasted her delicious at various community events will be pleased to see some new ones have been added (view the cookies here).

Cookies are $13/lb, with free local delivery. Discounts are available on larger quantities of one flavor.

If you're watching your waistline (or if you just couldn't bear to actually give the cookies to someone), you can load up on Baked By a Negro gear here -- including Tees, mugs, caps and more.

-- Dan Damon [follow]

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