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  • Dumbledore gets a sandwich at Between the Bread on Small Business Saturday, Nov. 24, 2018. Further photos on Business pages 22 and 23. To view even more great photos of Wizard Con and local businesses on a magical day, or to purchase photos, visit My Capture. (Photo by Shannon Kuratli).






  • Mother and daughter were up for the fun on Small Business Saturday, Nov. 24, 2018 in Newton.




  • Little wizard raising his wand in the middle of Spring Street.




  • A brother and sister enjoyed visiting a shop that sold magic potions.




  • Girls can be Harry Potter too.




  • Regulars at Wizard Con events, the owners of Muggles in Manhattan said last year they earned $5,500 in a day from sales of their book art. Unfortunately this year with smaller crowds, they sold a fraction of that amount. But they're hoping next year's crowd size will be just right. (Photo provided).




  • Wares included all things magical.




By shannon kuratli

NEWTON -

Spring Street in downtown Newton turned into an intimate alley welcoming wizards and muggles alike, this past Saturday, Nov. 24.

Owners of Spring Street businesses transformed their stores into Diagon Alley Shops, complete with floating candles, magic wands, and butter beer. While the turnout was noticeably less than last year, for wizard fans it was still magical, as many left with what they came for: a chance to feel closer to their beloved Harry Potter.

Among the many businesses involved were Between The Bread, Feels Like Home, Scissor Joint, El Paraiso Deli, La Famiglia Restaurant, Freebird Tattoo, Dollar Superstore, Sussex County Arts & Heritage Council, Maxwell & Mollys, Hayeks Market, Salon Di Panache, Decade of Memories, Sensible Addictions, Superior Shower Doors, Gravity Design Works, Penelopes Treasures, His N Hair, Johns Barber Shop, and Salon Fig.

Look for the Dec. 6, 2018 issue of the Township Journal to read more about this year's event, and what's up ahead.










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