Holiday shopping season has already begun in town

Scented candles and holiday ornaments are just a few of the many gift ideas at Mr. Ed’s Emporium, where nearly everything is American made. Photo by Karen Bartomioli

NORTH CANAAN — Special downtown shopping events planned for December are aimed at giving a boost to local merchants. Just being noticed by residents would make some very happy.

“Every day, weather permitting, we display merchandise out on the sidewalk,” said Ed Smith, who owns Mr. Ed’s Emporium on Railroad Street with his wife, Sara. “But I don’t think people who drive by everyday notice.”

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