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10 Places to Shop Local for Father’s Day

10 Places to Shop Local for Father’s Day

It’s Father’s Day on June 20th, and we know finding the right gift can be challenging. To make your Father’s Day shopping easier, here are 10 places you can shop
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A Great Reason to Shop Local — For Your Pets!

A Great Reason to Shop Local — For Your Pets!

Everyday is a great day to celebrate pets! But it’s nice to have a reminder to do something extra special for them. This Sunday, April 11th, is National Pet Day,
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Fun Easter Activities in Novato

Fun Easter Activities in Novato

Easter Sunday is almost here, and it’s shaping up to be a perfect weekend for shopping, dining, and spending time with the ones you love. Easter brunch is one of
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Our Local King of Cocktails

Our Local King of Cocktails

Image credit: King Floyd’s Luckily, in Novato, we can once again enjoy cocktails at many of our favorite local bars — just in time for National Cocktail Day on March
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Plant a Flower — Locally!

Plant a Flower — Locally!

March 12th is National Plant a Flower Day, and with the lovely warm weather we’ve been seeing lately, there’s no better time to get out there and do a little
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A Romantic Novato Valentine’s Day

A Romantic Novato Valentine’s Day

Source: Teeny Cake Bakery Love is in the air, and outdoor dining is back. Now that’s a winning combination! Valentine’s Day is this Sunday, February 14th, and we’ve rounded up
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Celebrate National Chocolate Cake Day With Creekside Bakery

Celebrate National Chocolate Cake Day With Creekside Bakery

Source: Creekside Bakery Love it or hate it, we are a nation of chocolate eaters. In fact, Statista reported that 268 million Americans consumed chocolate and other candy in 2020.
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12 Last Minute Gifts You Can Buy Locally

12 Last Minute Gifts You Can Buy Locally

Whether you were in need of some retail therapy or you just wanted to support your beloved local businesses when they needed it most, there were plenty of reasons to
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Sweet or Savory? Take Your Pick on National Pastry Day

Sweet or Savory? Take Your Pick on National Pastry Day

Image credit: Creekside Bakery Instagram (@creeksidebakery) You can learn a lot about a person through their favorite pastry. Sweet or savory? Chocolatey or fruity? Doughy or flaky? Whatever it is
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Small Business Saturday: The Perfect Opportunity to Shop Local

Small Business Saturday: The Perfect Opportunity to Shop Local

The holiday season will be in full swing this weekend, with post-Thanksgiving shopping sprees underway. As you prepare your shopping lists and get ready to divide and conquer, we want
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These Local Restaurants are Offering Delicious Thanksgiving Feasts for Pickup

These Local Restaurants are Offering Delicious Thanksgiving Feasts for Pickup

It’s that special time of year again. The weather is getting colder, the leaves on the trees are changing from green to red, and we’ve got plenty of holiday celebrations
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Tips and Tricks for an Imaginative Halloween

Tips and Tricks for an Imaginative Halloween

Halloween falls on a Saturday this year, which means even more spooky fun to look forward to. But while parents are coordinating around Covid-19 restrictions, kids could be looking at
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Treat Your Parents on This National Day

Treat Your Parents on This National Day

Sharing a meal is a bonding experience. It shows gratitude, caring, and the simple enjoyment of another person’s company. So it’s no surprise that many of our best memories with
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Celebrate National Coffee Day With These Five Local Spots

Celebrate National Coffee Day With These Five Local Spots

Is there anything better than a good cup of coffee? Whether you’re lounging by the pool with a refreshing iced coffee in the summer, or warming your hands with a
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Support Our Local Bookstores on International Literacy Day

Support Our Local Bookstores on International Literacy Day

Maybe it’s all this time spent at home, but we’ve been hearing book recommendations left and right as well as stories about Novato residents joining virtual book clubs. Reading is
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Treat Your Friends to These Local Gifts on National Girlfriends Day

Treat Your Friends to These Local Gifts on National Girlfriends Day

It goes without saying — your girlfriends make the world go round. They teach you new things, inspire you to be the best you can be, and help you see
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