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New showcase for crafters and artists

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For Fran Kneeland, one dream has had to push out another for a while as she worked to open the Flying Pig Emporium, a new showcase for crafters and artists. Kneeland, a seamstress, now has very little time to make items for the store, which also features the works of about 30 others. “I knew I might have to give up a little of my creative side to get the business open,” said Kneeland. She named the store, located at 533 Washington St., after a ceramic flying pig she received from her daughter. “My husband wanted to call him Bacon,” she said of the pig. A compromise was reached and the pig was named Kevin Bacon. “You can look up and see him near the counter,” she said. Kneeland said she is still accepting crafters, although she has considered stopping. “You never know what next great thing might walk in the door,” she said.

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