Most of us can remember a time not that long ago when stores, cafés and fun shops lined the streets of the small towns across the Sierra Cascade region we enjoy.  Over the years, sadly, we have seen many of those merchants disappear.

   With recent trends in increased online shopping, small town retailers are facing some of the biggest challenges ever. The good news is that every penny we all spend locally will make a difference in the vitality of our business community and help stimulate the economy in the place we call home. So get out and take a look around locally before you spend all of your holday funds. There are great finds, great shopkeepers and a great experience waiting for you.