SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — The first real snag came around Day 120. For four straight months, the Levitch family had stuck to their 365-day pledge to “go local” — forgoing Starbucks venti iced teas for blends sold from a Scottsdale vendor, trading the sales rack at Anthropologie for secondhand shops, switching from a grocery chain to the farmers market, even skipping a school event because it was at McDonald’s and not an independent eatery. Who could have guessed that their socially conscious, yearlong quest to buy strictly from locally owned businesses would be imperiled by … socks? But there was 7-year-old Rex removing his shoes at a birthday party to reveal a rip perfectly sized to allow his big toe to play peek-a-boo. (read more a the BangorDailyNews)
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