Of A Predatory Heart by Joe Parry, a reprint of an outdoor enthusiast and veteran's short stories is now available on the PA Wilds Marketplace, under Kevin Coolidge's storefront.
Abbi was born and raised in New Jersey, where most of her family still resides. Holiday traditions have been established in NJ, which puts Abbi on the road two days before Christmas Eve and has her returning back to the PA Wilds on Christmas Day in time for dinner. As much as she loves spending time with family and friends, it can be a little hectic to celebrate the peak of the season while on the road, so it helps to plan ahead and plan for surprises.
Jo Wolfe, a Community Connector at the PA Wilds Conservation Shop at Kinzua Bridge, admits that Christmas shopping for friends and family was a challenge for her. She was seeking to just find a perfect gift instead of finding perfect presents that are also representative of what she values: nature, artistic beauty and her community. The Pennsylvania Wilds Marketplace is now her “go-to” holiday shopping destination.
Freshly baked pie, handmade ornaments, twinkling lights, decorating the tree, wrapping the perfect gift for a loved one, and family- that’s what the holiday season means to me. The holiday season invokes many feelings: excitement for time spent with loved ones, and sadness for those who are no longer with me. As I navigate the season, I try not to sweat the small stuff and truly enjoy special holiday meals, mugs of hot chocolate, and snuggling up under my cozy handmade blanket (an amazing gift from a friend last year).
This holiday season I'm giving my friends and family experiences, snacks, and good reads! I'm excited to not only find great gifts all in one place but love knowing that I'm supporting small businesses and makers that I know in the PA Wilds! Here's what is on my list this year for some of my friends.
Although the weather was a little iffy, the October Pop-Up Kitchen and Marketplace on October 21 at Village Eatinghouse was a success! Folks enjoyed the hayride, fire ring, vendors, winery, and our own flavorful food! The day was perfect!
The PA Wilds region is home to so many amazing natural experiences. Show your love for the region while you stay warm this fall!
Shop Deals & New Products During The PA Wilds Makers Market Online Holiday Shopping Event, November 4
Lucia, part of the PA Wilds Center for Entrepreneurship staff, offers some tasty tips for Thanksgiving and how some of the products at ShopThePAWilds.com can help you have the perfect holiday dinner.