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58 - CAPE GAZETTE, Friday, June 26 - July 2, 1998 The Apple Tree, Artistrees adding creaave, flavorful flatr to Penny Lane Accidents & Personal Injury Home Owners Associations By Jen Ellingsworth ......... .... "They look delicious and taste even better!" A sign perched above the stand says it all. The Apple Tree in Penny Lane Mall is a unique and original con- cept developed and operated by Linda Wallace and Ruthie Manuel, who are on hand daily to personally hand-dip Washington Red apples in caramel, cinnamon, peanut butter and butterscotch and to dress them up with other fresh, tasty extras like peanuts, granola, coconut and chocolate chips. The apples are served both the traditional way - on a stick - and cored and sliced in a bowl with a fork so they're more handy to eat. Hand-dipped strawberries are also on the menu. "Customers say things like, 'It's the most delicious treat I've ever had,' and 'we love how it [the kiosk] looks," said Wallace, de- scribing the response they've heard from patrons. The colorful Apple Tree kiosk sits in the center of Penny Lane Mail, the site of several distinctive shops and a quaint, family-friend- ly atmosphere. Wallace said she and Manuel, who are both from Fredericks- burg, Md., constructed and deco- rated the apple-inspired stand themselves with bright red, shiny apples and wooden apple cutouts. She said they tried to make it as attractive and eye-catching as pos- sible, so that shoppers would take notice as they stroll by. She said they'd seen a similar business at country fairs and de- cided it was the perfect concept for Penny Lane's quaint setting. Wallace and Manuel aren't strangers to Penny Lane, either. The two also owned another shop, Technique, which they've relocat- ed and renamed Artistrees. Just as unique as the gourmet apple kiosk, the distinctive gift store features one-of-a-kind, hand-crafted items. The main focus of Artistrees is its hand-carved acrylic and hand- painted items. From small items such as keychains to larger, intri- cate pieces, the attention-to-detail is obvious. Wallace and Manuel meticu- lously hand carve the pieces and drill them in the acrylic them- selves. Much of their work is done on-site and to-order right in front of the customer. Along with many items that are already craft- ed and on display, the owners will also create custom pieces while- you-wait. "You can get whatever you like Linda Wallace and Ruthie the Apple Tree in Penny Lane on them," said Wallace, who said some people choose to have their gift personalized with their names or the name of a loved one for a special occasion. Wallace said she and Manuel met while attending a crati show and became fast friends, realizing they had much in common. They decided to go into business doing what they like best. Wallace, a na- tive of Northern Ireland, said she thinks they make a good team. While Manuel cuts and styles the pieces, Wallace said she does most of the carving, which has to be done in reverse on the acrylic. A process involving liquid dye is used to color some of the work. The price range for the acrylic work in the store is between $5 and $150, said Wallace, depend- ing on the level of difficulty. Artistrees also features many other unique, handmade items. Wallace said they like to promote the area, so much of their invento- ry has a local flair. Included in the store is original photography and poetry by Mary Dolan and Judy Hedges and stained glass by Tina Feldi, among other curiosities. Artistrees is open daily from 10 a.m. to I 1 p.m. For more information, call 226- 5370. Your Link To The Beach Bethany-Fenwick Chamber to meet July 2 The Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce will hold its gen- eral membership meeting at 8 a.m., Thursday, July 2, at Warren's Sta- tion, on Route 1 in Fenwick Island. Charity Shankle, executive director of the Delaware Seashore Preser- vation Foundation will speak about the opening of the Indian River Lifesaving Station. The breakfast includes beverage and gratuity. Members should re- spond to the chamber by Wednesday, July i, by calling 539-2100. Misdemeanor & Felony Offenses "Zoning & Variances DUI & Traffic Offenses Wills & Estates Corporate & Business Law Commercial Litigation 120 South Bedford Street 420 Rehoboth Ave. Georgetown, DE 19947 Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971 855-0120 By Appointment Listing of area of practice does not represent specialization in those areas. Manuel opened Artistrees and Mall this spring. 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