<![CDATA[Boulder - Weekly - Holiday]]> <![CDATA[Sweet holiday treats]]> There is nothing like holiday treats to create a festive mood in any home or office this time of year. Something about colorful cookies, fudge and other confectionary items truly make the holiday spirit more prominent.]]> <![CDATA[Support local artists, get a great gift]]> Those words also describe exactly what dozens of local artists and crafters are producing year-round right here in Boulder County. And in the coming weeks, two special events are helping connect these local talents with holiday shoppers in search of something truly distinctive for that special someone.]]> <![CDATA[Keep your holiday dollars here]]> From late November through December, %uFFFDholiday shopping%uFFFD takes center stage in business and economic news. Black Friday %uFFFD one day of conspicuous consumption %uFFFD can set the tone for the nation%uFFFDs entire economic outlook. And if a single day of personal spending can do that, imagine what a month of holiday shopping could do for a local economy.]]> <![CDATA[Eat, drink and be local]]>