A plea for local commerce this Black Friday from Somerville Local First:
Let’s Make it Plaid Friday This Year
By Laury Hammel and Stacy Mitchell
For many Americans, Black Friday has come to epitomize all that’s gone wrong with this season of gift-giving and the long hours we’ll spend in the coming weeks negotiating traffic jams, crowds, and the endless aisles of big-box stores. That’s why we propose that New Englanders take a new approach to holiday shopping this year. Let’s use this special time to slow down and really savor the places where we live: our public squares and historic buildings, our sense of community, and the rich variety of locally owned stores and restaurants that contribute so much to the flavor and spirit of our region.
Plaid shirts at Highland Kitchen.
Photo from ecker power's flickr photostream.