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Sarasota News Leader December 21, 2012 Lorraine says she often chooses a New York City setting, complete with miniature replicas of the Stock Exchange, Rockefeller Center, the Empire State Building and even the building known as One Times Square, with a ball that drops as it does at midnight on New Year���s Eve in the Big Apple. These were among the items that failed to make an appearance in this season���s display, along with a baseball stadium and a ship. Page 82 house, a Christmas tree adorned with colorful ornaments ��� something to reflect the holiday spirit everywhere you look. Lorraine says she loves this time of year, especially the seasonal decorations. The village does need protection from the true rulers of the household ��� Sammy, Gracie and Chloe. If they had their way, the three family cats would dismantle ���Home Town��� long before Lorraine is ready to carefully place everyWhile the village is the focal point, the Ra- thing in their original boxes and store them dauskas��� home is decorated to give a warm until next year. welcome to the holiday season. There are carolers atop a bookcase, a green wreath with Editor���s note: All photos are by Staff Photoga jaunty red bow overlooking a gingerbread rapher Norman Schimmel. % The collection takes up most of a room in the house.

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