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Small-Town Entrepreneur Faith Fraser Delights us with her Gift Baskets

This story is about Faith. Faith posted something on my Facebook page just before Mother's Day about her business, which is an online website called Gift Baskets of Delight. She was marketing her product with a coupon code and she was 'called out' by another faithful follower for not having her business in OTO. (This by the way is one of the things I love about community, that you all take ownership). It turned out that Faith's business, though online, was home-based in OTO. She grew up here, went to school here, and started her business here. I was intrigued and reached out to her to learn more. I thought it would make a great lifestyle piece for this blog. When I found out that her family owned Rod's Liquor and the Don Jose/Ricardo's chain, I was even more fascinated...
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The Epitome of Old-Towne Friendliness – PJ’s Abbey

This year, Mother's Day brunch was spent at PJ's Abbey with the family. Sharing a meal at the Abbey is, honest-to-goodness, like going over to your mom's house for Sunday dinner, which is what we typically do on our Sunday's. Today, we sat on the porch with our party of 6 and right next to us was a casual party who'd brought along their beautiful Golden Retriever...it's that kind of place...bring your kids, bring your dogs, dress up or come casual, the Abbey will welcome you in and follow through with good comforting food.
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Mother’s Day Delights in Old Towne Orange

I thought it would be a great idea to give everybody some tips on where they can buy a great gift for Mom before Sunday. Many of our shops are having specials or gift with purchase. In addition to that, I've included some great spots you can take Mom and the rest of the family out for a special meal.
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The Bite Market – Opening Soon in OTO!

The BUZZ is true! A real live market is coming to Old Towne Orange, and it's called The Bite Market. Scheduled to open August 2010 and located at 162B N. Glassell (right next to Son Light Church), I had the absolute pleasure of sitting down with the soon-to-be business owner, Bridget Reilly. Here's what you want to know...
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