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Davis Craft & Vintage Fair: A place to call home

A decade ago, Sally Parker—local artist and activist—felt disillusioned with the lack of spaces for artists like her at the Farmers Market. She followed the example of artisan fairs she saw in Oregon and started her own. Despite the success of her business, Recollections Vintage & Pre-Loved, Debra Ariola says she felt like “a square

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7 Uniquely Davis Date ideas for Valentine’s Day

Don’t phone it in with grocery store flowers this Valentine’s Day (okay, unless they’re from Nugget — those are pretty great). Instead, take your person on a uniquely Davis Valentine’s Day adventure. Whether you’re celebrating with your kids, your bestie or your partner, we’ve got you covered on the planning!

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Avid Reader Dec 22


As you’re looking for that just-right toy this season, consider this non-exhaustive guide to toys along a developmental pathway. Every day at Avid & Co., we get to help people pick out gifts for kids of all ages. But choosing the appropriate toy isn’t always straightforward. While specific age groups often share interests, individual developmental

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Davis Farmers Market Announces Holiday Hours

The Davis Farmers Market announced an extended pre-Thanksgiving market, opening hours for the Saturday after Thanksgiving, and regular opening hours on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve. The market will be closed the Wednesday between Christmas and New Year’s Day. Cheers!

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Spotlight: Armadillo Music

If you’re a music lover in Davis, Armadillo Music probably holds a special place in your heart.  Established in 1996, the store has sold vinyls, instruments, CDs, and even tickets to music events that they host or co-host for over 25 years. Owner Josh Chapman explains that his family established the store because they “always

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Stock Up at Pre-Thanksgiving Market

The day before Thanksgiving, the Davis Farmers Market extends its hours. This year’s annual Pre-Thanksgiving Market will be from noon to 6 p.m. in Central Park, 301 C St., Davis. On Wednesday, Nov. 24, the market will have a bounty of seasonal produce, table décor, flowers, olive oil, honey and wine. Several bakeries will have

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Shop Small, Give Big: Davis Holiday Gift Guide 2020

Looking for the perfect last-minute Christmas gift? Davis’ community of small businesses offers unique, one-of-a kind finds that you can bring home in time for the holidays! Bonus: Shopping local is a gift that keeps on giving. Small businesses make up the fabric of our community by providing jobs, investing in local charities, and by

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Slowing the Spread, Spreading out the Fun! Seven Days of Halloween

This October 25-31st, Downtown Davis will come alive with a bounty of Fall festivities and Halloween activities! From scavenger hunts and pumpkin contests to seasonal eats and Oktoberfest-themed drinks, your favorite local businesses are offering plenty of safe, family-friendly options to celebrate the holiday all week long. In an effort to minimize large crowds (and

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