In this latest holiday gift guide, the jolly old elf shares a few of his favorite locally owned businesses where you’re sure to find gifts that surprise, delight and amaze even the grinchiest among us.

Who says we have to spend all winter cooped up inside, seeking refuge from the snow and cold? Nature is calling – if only we stop and listen.

When the warm days of summer turn to the crisp days of autumn, we feel an urgency to enjoy the best this season has to offer, from apple orchards and pumpkin patches to homemade goodies that make the most of our abundant harvest.

Get your kicks on … Route 20? You bet. From its start in New York to its terminus in Oregon, this rambling road takes travelers on a true cross-slice of American history and culture.

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