Archive for December, 2013

This will be so much fun!

Come join us this Friday, December 13 from 7 p.m onward at the Royal Canadian Legion – right beside Aphrodite! A dozen artists from our region will be putting on a fashion show that they have artfully put together themselves with selections from Antigonish clothiers – Aphrodite, Botica and Unique Boutique-with maybe a few other surprises. There will be lots of music and dancing as well as a silent auction – all in an effort to raise some much needed funds for Antigonish Culture Alive – our regional arts council. The object is to help demonstrate that art and creativity live everywhere.  Arts councils throughout Nova Scotia thrive from the work of dedicated volunteers who do so much to enhance our communities with art and culture. They need our support! Hope to see you there!

ACA Event Dec. 13

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Before you make the trek to Halifax/Dartmouth to do your Christmas shopping consider buying locally!

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Here’s why.

The independent merchants on Main Street and throughout the town, rely on your support to stay alive and flourish. When you shop locally you are giving us your vote of confidence and enabling us to continue to provide you with great selections, convenience and a vibrant downtown that in turn attracts other businesses that will do the same.

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Here’s how it works:

When you purchase from your local merchants  – often at lower prices than you pay in Halifax because our overheads are lower – then we have a greater sell through and can reinvest in a great selection for next season too. Conversely, if you take your purchases elsewhere and our sales go down, then we have no choice but to shrink our inventory for the next season thus beginning a downward cycle that can end up in the demise of the business.

Think of it as nurturing a garden. Once the seeds are planted the garden won’t grow unless it is regularly maintained and loved. 

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There’s a whole lot more in this town than you might think! Stroll the Main. Have a look!

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So before you drive off to Halifax to spend your hard earned dollars in the franchise stores in the malls, have a look in your town – and invest in the future of Antigonish. We independent retailers are taking risks, creating jobs, attracting visitors and tourists, entertaining the public and bringing great products to your doorstep.Then if you’re still wanting for more – go ahead and make that trip. Better yet, let us know what we’re missing and maybe we can bring it to you in the future.

We’re all partners in the future of our town. Let’s work together to make it the best it can be.

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Wishing you calm and joy for your holiday preparations.

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