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Rich is our county overflowing with an abundance of creatives, adventurous entrepreneurs and talented visionaries — not to mention our agriculture that feeds the world.
If we could only display each and every item that comes from San Joaquin County, it serves as a fantastic reminder to all of us that the people, as well as our goods, make this a unique and valued place.
We have gathered a small representation of local items you can find right here in Lincoln Center — ranging from books written by talented authors (like the one on the cover of this issue), handcrafted jewelry, children’s clothing and even pencil dust recycled into fire logs. Gifts, baskets filled to the brim or simply because that beautiful necklace would look incredible on you… find your reason to support and engage in the culture and richness of this wonderful place we call home.
One of the largest full-line hat companies in the world, they got their start in Oakland in 1921 and recently celebrated their 95th anniversary at their corporate headquarters now based in Stockton. Dorfman Pacific sells their products to retail stores all over the world.
Dorfman holds licenses for many of the most recognizable hat brands in the fashion world including Stetson, Tommy Bahama, Biltmore, Indiana Jones, Santana and Scala! From contemporary styles to rugged action wear, Dorfman Pacific has you covered.
Locally known for their passionate commitment to being involved and giving back to many non-profit organizations throughout Stockton and the world, we tip our hat to you, Dorfman Pacific.
Find a selection of Dorfman Pacific hats at McCaulou’s. Fun Fact! Hats are a big deal! We all know that Indiana Jones never leaves for an adventure without his signature hat – a wool felt fedora. Dorfman Pacific is the official Lucasfilm Ltd., approved Indiana Jones headwear.
One of the pioneer families of Linden had established a diverse and successful farm raising row crops and livestock. Then in 1960, Karl Grupe ventured out to plant cherries on the Homestead Ranch. Since then, the next generations have continued to provide some of the finest cherries in the area. Bing cherries are harvested and shipped around the world to fresh markets. The same delicious fruit produced and sun-rippened on the trees are also picked to create Homestead Favorites Cherry Jellies by Charlyn Grupe Hulsman. The juice is extracted the same day to preserve its fruitfulness and retain its delicious flavor. Making these jellies for their family and friends was a tradition for Charlyn and her mother Fran. She now shares her scrumptious jellies through stores and wineries in the region. Podesto’s Market carries a nice selection of the Homestead Favorites Cherry Jelly, Cherry Pepper Jelly and Cherry Chutney.
Creating trendy childrens clothing for babies, toddlers and kids, local designer Susie and her husband are trendsetters! Their fashionable pieces are often seen on the children of the Kardashians, and Kevin Hart – to drop a few celebrity names! Their adorable collection includes custom ripped denim, graphic tees, beanies and accessories. Susies Custom designs are available at Sassy Pants Children’s Boutique.
Since 1989 Andy and Jennifer Pappas, owners of Papapavlo’s Bistro & Bar have been serving delicious Mediterranean cuisine – savory dishes such as lamb, fish, steak, pasta and salad, always prepared and seasoned to perfection. And their popular bar is a favorite gathering place! You can now bring the flavors of Papapavlo’s home with you … their three delicious marinades – Classic Greek Salad Dressing – Classic Chicken and Classic Beef and Lamb Marinades will make you a Mediterranean Chef extraordinaire! Opa!
Tip: Find them at Papapavlo’s and Podesto’s.
How many pickled peppers can Mr. Bruno pick?
Produced in San Joaquin County, Bruno’s zesty Italian waxed pickled peppers aren’t limited to Mild, Nippy and Hot! They also have other products such as pickled green beans, asparagus and stuffed olives. Bruno’s Peppers can be found at Podesto’s Market. Fun Fact! Each year they pickle 100,000 pounds of peppers!
Mike Harden (pictured right), retired Fire Captain for the Lodi Fire Department created Flamethrower Rubs for beef, pork, chicken and even vegetables! Mike and his buddy Matt Bergan are nationally ranked at BBQ competitions throughout the West Coast. You can find Flamethrower Rubs at Fat City Brew & BBQ Supply.
Tip from the BBQ experts: Use the “Heat” rub in Bloody Mary’s and on chicken wings for that extra kick!
Crunchy Mama Bear Skin Care is as wholesome as its ingredients. Handcrafted in Stockton by Rebecca Nowak, she uses only the purest, most natural ingredients to produce luxurious handmade skin care products. From sugar body scrubs to essential oils, you can find Crunchy Mama Bear Skin Care at Artesian Health Foods. And you can also find Rebecca at Bud’s Seafood where she is a server.
Gazing at the historic Klamath Ferry docked on the deep-water channel in Stockton, you will find Duraflame, the internationally popular manufacturer of fire logs. More than 50 years ago Stockton based California Cedar Products was looking for ways to recycle the sawdust from its pencil operations. Blending sawdust with petroleum wax, the mixture metamorphosed into the first Duraflame fire log. As this new company grew they expanded to developing fire starters, matches and lighters, grilling products, fireplaces and heaters. Locally owned and independently operated by the Berolzheimer family, they have more than 250 employees and two manufacturing facilities. Duraflame continues to be a leader in its industry and is a blazing success!
Duraflame products can be purchased at Podesto’s Market.
|al Dente! Pasta Sauce||Podesto’s Market|
|Alder Market Salad Dressing||Podesto’s Market|
|Angelina’s Raviolis, Pasta Sauce and Pesto||Podesto’s Market|
|Art from Erin Elizabeth||C.R. Porter|
|Art from Robert Kelley||C.R. Porter|
|At the Table Together Baking Mixes||Best Wishes|
|Bellindora Balsamic Vinegar||Artesian Natural Foods|
|Bimba’s Biscotti||Podesto’s Market|
|Blue Star All Purpose Seasoning||Podesto’s Market|
|Bruno’s Peppers||Podesto’s Market|
|Buzzbee’s Honey||Artesian Natural Foods|
|California HotWood||Podesto’s Market|
|Coldani Olive Oil||Podesto’s Market|
|Confessions of a Bunny Childrens Book||Sassy Pants Childrens Boutique|
|Consumnes River Farms Delta Barrel Olive Oil||Artesian Natural Foods|
|Corto Olive Oil||Podesto’s Market|
|Crunchy Mama Bear Skin Care||Artesian Natural Foods|
|Dorfman Pacific||McCaulou’s Department Store|
|Dropped-Off Dog Childrens Book||C.R. Porter|
|E. M. Pedrini Jewelry||Theadora Boutique|
|Exclusivo Pasta Sauce||Podesto’s Market|
|Flamethrower Rubs||Fat City Brew & BBQ Supply|
|Genova Bread and Rolls||Podesto’s Market|
|Gold Coast Honey||Artesian Natural Foods|
|Homestead Favorites||Podesto’s Market|
|Jewel by G Jewelry||Flair Boutique|
|Key Chains and Decorative Wine Stoppers by Tamera McClaren||Theadora Boutique|
|Live 209 Apparel||Zuesters|
|Mom’s Spice Bomb||Fat City Brew & BBQ Supply|
|Monroy’s Hot Sauce||Fat City Brew & BBQ Supply|
|Once Upon a Safari Childrens Book||Best Wishes|
|Papapavlo’s Salad Dressings & Marinades||Podesto’s Market and Papapavlo’s|
|Rob’s Smokin Rub and Sauce||Fat City Brew & BBQ Supply|
|Susies Custom Apparel||Sassy Pants Childrens Boutique|
|Trail Coffee||Podesto’s Market|
|Waterloo BBQ Sauce||Podesto’s Market|
|Wine, Wine, Wine and More Wine!|
Finally, spring has sprung! A long Lincoln Center tradition — the Easter Bunny is coming back! This year, he’s hopping his way into McCaulou’s Department Store April 8th, 9th, 14th and 15th from 12:00-4:00pm. Visiting the bunny is absolutely FREE and the children will receive bunny ears to take home. Parents should bring their camera to capture their children with the Bunny.
McCaulou’s is also hosting a $1000 prize giveaway coloring contest. Print out this sheet here, color it and drop it off at McCaulou’s by April 15th right here in Lincoln Center to be entered to win!
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Love is a four legged word! Join us Saturday, March 11th, from 10am-1pm for pet adoptions, microchipping, shot clinics and more!
Who: Lincoln Center in pawtnership with Venetian Pet Hospital
What: Wags & Whiskers pet adoption, microchipping, shot clinic, a fur-friendly photobooth, Sheriff K-9 demonstration and so much more!
Where: Lincoln Center South along Benjamin Holt & Gettysburg Drive
When: March 11th from 10am-1pm
Why: Because love is a four legged word!
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Welcome Back, C.R. Porter!
It was in November 1998 that owner Tammy Kelley was inspired to open C.R. Porter after recognizing a lack of furnishing stores in Stockton. Her beautiful store has since been the premier provider of living room furniture, dining room furnishings, bedroom sets and plenty of accessories. From the beautiful decorative Sid Dickens tiles to Jan Barboglio’s impressive wrought iron accessories – there is no shortage of one of a kind additions to your home.
“Each customer offers an opportunity to be creative,” said Tammy. “We’re creating relationships and providing a personal touch.” It’s not unusual for her to see something while she’s shopping and pick it up because she thinks it would be a perfect t for a customer’s home.
C.R. Porter prides itself on curating a collection of unique things that they promise have character. And since they work with so many boutique manufacturers, some of what they sell can even be customized. They love being able to build something and be creative. “One of my favorite things is the amount of options we have available to customers,” Tammy said, referring to the hundreds of upholstery samples that can be used to customize sofas in all shapes, sizes and orientations to best match the décor of your home.
The start of a new year is the perfect time to finally take on the home redecoration project you’ve been thinking of doing. So why not visit C.R. Porter for some inspiration? If the idea of redecorating sounds intimidating or overwhelming, Tammy is happy to set up in-home consultation appointments. “Most people know what they’re doing, but they need the reassurance and guidance,” said Tammy. “We prefer to work with people as opposed to working for them.”
No matter what you’re looking for, you can be certain that everything you see in the shop was purchased and displayed with care and thought. “We try not to duplicate things,” said Tammy. “We’re not afraid to think outside the box. And we buy things that we’d love to have in our own homes.”
FUN FACTS ABOUT C.R. PORTER:
• The team at C.R. Porter tries to redesign the floor at least once a month.
• The name C.R. Porter came from an old family name.
• An easy start to customizing your home? Choose a unique fragrance that guests will remember.
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Valentine’s Day: Love is in the air!
We know what you’re thinking, another cliché Valentine’s Day promotion, but read along before you make it through that full eye-roll! Yes, yes, love is in the air. We’re not only talking about love for your “significant other.” It could be the love for your kids, parents, grandparents, pets and so many others!
This Valentine’s Day, take advantage of free (you heard that right!) horse & carriage rides through the Center. Simply make a reservation at one of Lincoln Center’s many fine dining establishments. Make your loved one’s evening that much more special by treating them to this complimentary ride before or after dinner! It’s the perfect way to say “I love you!”
Call 209.477.4868 to book your spot on the Horse & Carriage Ride today! Pick up & drop off will be on the Brickwalk, near Merle Norman. Inquire for spot availability and information.
Drumroll, please! Introducing Lincoln, the Lincoln Center Elf on the Shelf. Lincoln will be visiting daily from the North Pole to a handful of merchants here in the Center and we heard he’s giving out some Lincoln Center gift cards! Lincoln definitely has some twists and turns up his sleeve, so he’s not giving those gift cards up for free — Keep reading to find out what you have to do and where you can find Lincoln this month!
Lincoln, the Lincoln Center Elf, will be at different locations every week starting December 1st. He is one sneaky elf — you’ll have to keep your eyes wide to find him. Once you find him:
Now! Where can you find Lincoln?
December 1-5: Lincoln is putting on his new running shoes (and clothes!) and hitting the pavement. Can you guess where he’s headed too?
December 6-9: Rub-a-dub-dub — and we’re not talking about taking a bath. He’s diving into spices galore, brewing his own beer and busting out the Green Egg for the season. Where might he be?
December 10-13: Deck the halls with Lincoln Center’s newest retailer! Lincoln is off to this new shop that’s joining us for the second time around. Any second guesses?
December 14-19: One step, two step, three step, four! Lincoln is headed into the biggest shop there is. And he’s becoming more and more sneaky since there are shoes, kid’s toys, men’s clothing and more! Take a big guess!
December 20-24: Lincoln’s is headed to sip on some famous cider at your store for all occasions. Think baking fresh cookies, picking up any last minute decorations and making sure you have all the tools to cook your best this December! Make your best guess.
What’s in it for you?
We’re glad you asked! A winner will be selected every Wednesday in December. The winner will be selected at random by using the hashtags #lincolncentershops and #holidaysatLC and will receive a $25 gift card to Lincoln Center. Happy elf hunting!
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Every year we rally the Lincoln and St. Mary’s High School Baseball teams to help us collect as much non-perishable food as possible. This yea, on December 10th, they’ll be set up in front of Podesto’s Market and Trader Joe’s from 9am to 3pm ready for your donations! Last year we were able to donate of 1800 lbs of food — help us double that this year! All proceeds will go to the Emergency Food Bank of San Joaquin County.
Please donate any non-perishable food items:
We’re in the season of giving here at the Center! One of our favorite parts about this time of year is giving back, not only to each other but to our community. 11 Merchants this year have offered to host a bin to help collect new or gently used coats and new socks through December 10th. On the 10th, we will gather all that has been donated graciously by you, and bring the coats & socks to Saint Mary’s Dining Room, the San Joaquin County Women’s Center-Youth & Family Services and Lodi Salvation Army. Below is the list of locations where you can drop!
A look into last year’s donations!
You better watch out, you better not cry! 😉 Santa is on his way to Lincoln Center every Friday, Saturday and Sunday during the month of December, as well as the entire week leading up to Christmas!
P.S. All activities here at Lincoln Center are free of charge.