It's February, and it's fabulous - yeah, we've never heard anyone say that either. Ok, so this month doesn't have the excitement of a Thanksgiving feast or the anticipation of Santa, but there is something special about a month that signifies the start to an end of a particularly cold winter. In the midst of our frosty February, there's Valentine's Day, Ladies Night Out at The Pines, Unglued: Craft Fest, President's Day, Coffee & Cocoa Crawl, Fargo Hotdish Festival and of course, the Red River Valley Home & Garden Show. So, although the weather is less than inviting, Fargo-Moorhead's welcome has never been warmer.
I could use my entire December editorial to talk about the importance of shopping small businesses during the holidays, but by now, we should all know the impact that shopping local can have on our economy and the strength of our community. This year, if you promise to spend your dollars wisely and locally, I will spare you my annual rant and share an entirely different concept in "shopping small".
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