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Getting ready for Christmas: Steals and deals at your fingertips

Getting ready for Christmas
Steals and deals at your fingertips
By Jennifer LB Leese
Staff Writer

Christmas is just around the corner. To help lessen your stress levels this year, I've gathered the best steals and deals in the tri-state area of where to shop and where to eat.
Where to find the deals:
Beaver Creek Antique Market, 20202 National Pike, Hagerstown, 301-739-8075,, Open Daily 10am-5pm (Closed Wednesday). Conveniently located just east of Hagerstown near I-70 and I-81. 150 quality dealers.
Auction Square Market Place, 7702 Old National Pike, Boonsboro, 301-416-2788, M-F 10am-5pm; Sat & Sun 9am-6pm. Something for everyone: Nascar, Antiques, Appliances, Tools/Hardware, Office Supplies, Annalee Dolls, Collectibles and much more.
Rocky Ridge Collectibles, 14716 Pennsylvania Ave., Hagerstown, 301-714-4800, M, T, Th, Fr, Sat 10am-5pm; Sun Noon-5pm. Unique shop that offers antiques, crafts, collectibles, and gifts as well as a flea market and gift shop.
Valley Antiques & Uniques, 108 E. Baltimore St., Funkstown, 301-739-5070. This charming store welcomes you to come and browse.
The Train Room, 360 S. Burhans Blvd., Hagerstown, 301-745-6681. If you're into model trains the history of the railroad, this unique store offers the best in train sets.
Hancock Antique Mall, 266 N. Pennsylvania Ave., Hancock, 301-678-5959, M, T, Th, Fr, Sat 9am-5pm; Sun Noon-5pm. This large mall offers the best in antiques with their huge selection of glassware, books, linens, dolls, furniture and more. Browse the flea market and gift shop too.
Primitive Thyme, 15603 C National Pike, Hagerstown, 301-582-0826, M, W-Sat 10-5pm; Sun Noon-5pm. This store offers country decor at affordable prices - braided rugs, McCall's candles, furniture, Barn Stars and much more.
Finders Keepers Fine Consignments, 1308 Dual Highway, 301-790-2300,, Tue-Sat. 10-5, Sun. 12-5, Closed Mondays. Go see their amazing selection of home furnishings, decor, and accents.
World Treasure Thrift Shop, 22 W. Franklin Street, Hagerstown, MD 21740, 301-797-8624, M-Sat. 10-4. Prices just right for you! This shop has clothing, housewares, toys, books, and fabrics.
McCutcheon's Factory Store, 13 South Wisner St., Frederick, 301-662-3261, M-F 8am-5pm, Producers of fine fruit products since 1938, featuring home-style apple butter, apples, preserves, jellies, nuts, juice blends, dressings, honey, cider, hot sauces, barrels, and gift baskets. Wholesale and retail.
The Briar Patch, 12 N. Conococheague St., Williamsport, 301-223-4599, Wed-Sat 10-5. Dealer of Boyds Bears resin & plush, candles, country crafts and tin stars. This is a fun place to visit and shop.
The Vacuum Store, 17549 Virginia Ave., Hagerstown, across from Sheetz in Halfway, 301-582-0575; Serving Western Maryland since 1979, this store carries all brands of vacuums, and offers personal service, quality repairs, expert advice, and sales & service.
Needles & Pins, 310 East Church St., Frederick, 301-695-7199; 877-695-7199, M, T, W, F, S: 10am to 5pm; Th: 10am to 8pm; Sun: Noon to 5pm, Needles & Pins is historic downtown Frederick, Maryland's independent quilt shop. They feature a large assortment of top quality quilting cottons, hundreds of patterns and books, notions, kits, National Nonwovens' Woolfelt and other items to meet the needs and interests of today's quilter.
Village Emporium, 7 N. Main St., Smithsburg, 301-824-2247, Tue-Fri 10am-5pm; Sat 10-3. This unique shop has holiday gifts, candles, greeting cards, flags, teas and pottery, quilts, Christian inspirations and much more. While there stop by
Lehmans Mill, 19935 Lehmans Mill Road, Hagerstown, MD, 301-739-9119, Holiday Hours: Tue-Sat 10-5; Sun 12-4,
Cozy shop with beautiful displays. Unique pieces of furniture, home décor, historical lightings, pottery, custom window treatments, braided rugs, Santas, snowmen, garland, bulbs, ornaments, quilts, and more. They carry: Chamilia Beads, SwitchFlops, Spartina & JPK Paris Handbag, Lawrence Crouse, Country at Home Upholstery, and much more.
J&B Trains, check out their displays and models and pick up a few items for yourself.
Miller's Farmstead, 14506 National Pike, Clear Spring, MD, 301-842-0330, Tues-Sat 10-5; Sun & Mon closed; This historic house was built in 1823 as Miller's Tavern & Hotel and now is home to Miller's Farmstead, your source for new ideas in home decor and gifts. Among the things you will find are rugs, lamps, pictures, jewelry, candles, and seasonal decor.
From the Heart Gifts, 11143 Burkett Rd., Greencastle, 717-597-1179, Open Tuesday-Saturday 10-5; Stop by and check out their home furnishings and gifts for your home and for your holidays. They build furniture to meet your needs, plus have a full line of gifts and decorations for your home and gift giving.
BBS Jewelers, 102 S. Antrim Way, Greencastle, 717-597-1818; Finding the right piece is easy at BBS Jewelers. Check out their ongoing sales. Financing is available.
Stop shopping long enough to eat:
Bonnie's at the Red Byrd * Keedysville, MD * 301-432-5822. Home cooking and family dining. Daily specials.
The Meadows * 222 East Oak Ridge Dr., Hagerstown 1/2 mile from Prime Outlets * 301-790-2400 * Stop by for dessert. Open year round, drive-thru, retro eat-in parlor, walk-up. Frozen custard, yogurt, and Italian ice & gelatis.
Jersey Mike's Subs * 18015 Garland Groh Blvd., Hagerstown * 301-393-9495 * Stop by for a delicious sub, chips, and drink. Eat-in, call ahead, or take out. Be sure to order it Mike's Way!
Tony's Italian Restaurant * 14224 Pennsylvania Avenue, Hagerstown * 301-739-8669 * 800-461-1807 * * Open Sun-Thur 11am-11pm, Fri & Sat 11am-Midnight. All you can eat packages. Weddings, banquets, business meetings.
Texas Roadhouse * 120 S. Edgewood Drive, Hagerstown * 301-739-2200 * Open Daily. This steakhouse serves lunch and dinner as well as alcoholic beverages.
Toppings Pizza - Hagerstown, Rosewood Commons, 11205 JFK Dr., Hagerstown, MD next to Robinwood Medical Center, 240-625-9025. NJ-style pizza.
Unique gifts they're sure to love:
STAR Equestrian Center, 13674 Greencastle Pike, Hagerstown, MD, 301-791-6222, STAR Equestrian Center provides recreational riding and equine education to the public in a safe, family-friendly environment. You will learn horse care, safety, and riding skills.
Maryland Theatre, The, 21-27 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown, MD, 301-790-2000, Purchase tickets for the theatre-goer in your life. Tons of shows ranging from music, light show, comedians, plays, and more.
CleanMachine Mobile Detail Service, 301-991-1249. Everyone enjoys a clean vehicle, right? Makes the perfect gift! Let CleanMachine come to you while you work or play. Call Jason to schedule and purchase an appointment for your loved one. After all, they deserve luxury treatment.
Nicnasty DJ, 301-331-8785. Having a party or a get-together? Don't pull out your stereo for some tunes - call the professionals. Available for weddings, graduation parties, bridal showers, and more. Call today and make your appointment with the best sound in town!
Pottery by Me and More, 1201 E. Dual Hwy., Hagerstown, MD, 301-797-3100, Skip the mall and paint them all! Come in early for the best selection! Make the perfect gift!
For more deals this month, check out the Picket News' coupon page in the 12-4-11 issue.

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