First Shop Local Sweepstakes winner announced
Don’t miss out on your chance to win cash

Nicole Karchner with her children Savannah, Reagan, and Wyatt collecting her winnings for shopping at Bliss Boutique.

The first week of our shop local sweepstakes came to a close with a lucky winner, Nicole Karchner! Nicole submitted her receipt from Bliss Boutique in Goshen and won $250.
We’re not done rewarding our readers for shopping locally. Visit any of our advertisers between now and Dec. 31, send us your receipt, and you'll be automatically entered to win $250. We’ll be picking a new winner each week.
To participate in our weekly drawing, take a photo of your receipt and upload it online at: or mail them to: Straus News 20 West Ave. Chester NY 10918
Each receipt submitted is another chance to win.
No purchase necessary. View the complete rules at