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Latest issue of Chicz to hit newsstands today

The holiday issue of Chicz, an Echo Press publication, will roll out on newsstands, stores and other locations across the area today, Friday.

Chicz is targeted to busy women of all ages who are immersed in today’s fast-paced world of family and/or work.

Featuring full-color photos, graphics and art, the free bi-monthly magazine presents timely and lively information about a variety of topics – fashion and beauty, home and garden, and health and fitness.

The latest issue will include a wide range of stories themed for the holidays, including:

• Lots of tasty holiday recipes, including make-ahead party appetizers, peppermint treats and some traditional dishes. We’ll also tell you how to enjoy a cup of cheery wassail!

• Some gift giving ideas including this season’s popular toys, book ideas for the readers on your list and some home-made items. We’ll even give you some gift wrapping ideas that will add that last special touch to your gifts.

• Love crafts? This month we’ll show you how to make a simple snowman, a reindeer gift bag and a fall vase. We’ve also got some great decorating tips for you.

• We’ll give you some tips for preventing weight gain during those delicious months, and some advice for couples about saying I’m sorry.

The newspaper invites readers to share their thoughts about Chicz and ideas for future issues. E-mail, go to, or, or or drop us a line at Echo Press, Attn: Chicz, P.O. Box 549, Alexandria, MN 56308.