Local icon, author and restaurant owner Claire Criscuolo will host this year’s annual Hearts of Hope Holiday Shopping Night at the Caruso-Bode family home in North Branford to benefit and raise awareness for a rare disease, Friedreich’s Ataxia (FA).

Enjoy an evening with Claire Criscuolo talking about healthy food choices. Shop, eat and visit with friends from near and far. All proceeds from the night benefit non-profit Friedreich’s Ataxia Research Alliance (FARA). Hearts of Hope Shopping Night will take place Sat. Dec 13, 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. at 1 North Street, North Branford.

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