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Creative Place – Illumination by Jeff Fazio

'Art' is truly an amazing and beautiful gift us humans possess, some of us more than others, but all of us in some small way or another possess the gift of art. I believe that our place, Old Towne Orange, is artful. With its rich history, amazing architecture, unique places and wonderful people. There's art everywhere you look. This particular blog 'Creative Place' is being created by me to showcase some of the fine art that OTO has to offer, one piece at a time.
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Antique of the Week – Brandy-Warming Spoon

This week I made my first visits to several of the businesses in Old Towne Orange. The first of our antique shops was A & P Collectables. They very recently made a move across the street on Glassell after having been in the same location for 29 years. Quite a move that was! I had met one of the owners, Lisa Ackerman, through Facebook and so, of course, they had to be my first stop. After meeting Lisa and her mother Bonnie and getting to a little bit about them, I asked her what her favorite thing in the store was and she had something in mind immediately.
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The Frog’s Breath Wine & Cheese Store

As a foody, one of my favorite things to do is eat, of course. But tied with that is drinking wine. I am a wine lover, though not a connoisseur, and I love wine tasting. A couple of years ago, this amazing store opened up in Old Town Orange, a wine and cheese shop called Frog’s Breath Cheese Store. SO perfect for our quaint little town and right up my alley.
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A Haven in Old Towne Orange

FFor those of you who know Old Towne Orange, you know that it’s been missing something. And that thing is a good pub with good food. Now, I know there’s a bar at Citrus City, as well as Gabby’s, and there’s always good ole’ O’Hara’s and The District Lounge, but that’s not what I’m talking about. I’m talking about a bar where you can hang out and watch a game, or sit at a table and order some great food. Well, that place has arrived, and it’s called Haven Gastropub.
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