Buy local is the theme Saturday as downtown businesses host a kickoff for the Christmas season. The event is at the Paddock Arcade from 10 to 2.
Nationally this coincides with a buy local movement as the little guy tries to counter the endless Black Friday hype from corporate retailers.
As a local business owner, I agree its good to support our local businesses, also some things are not available anymore. I was thinking the other day about where I would buy an ice machine the next time. Some retail businesses don't exist at the local level anymore, but where possible buying local is good for us all.