Christmas wish | Calendar

@BR Ednote:Editor’s Note: Every holiday season, the Bradenton Herald staff picks favorite gift selections from local businesses.

Gift: Pinup/hot rod calendar

Description: 2011 calendar featuring beautiful women and custom hot rods.

Cost:$10 each or three for $20

Where purchased: Slicks Garage, 923 Fifth St. W., Palmetto

Why I like it: It’s a truly local creation for a good cause. The models and photographer are from the greater Manatee area and donated their time and services, while Slicks and its customers lent their cars for the photo shoots. And all sales profits will be donated to the Palmetto Youth Center.

-- Duane Marsteller, Herald Staff Writer