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Remembering the most wonderful time of year for 'Stanta' Claus
Remembering the most wonderful time of year for 'Stanta' Claus

Planning for Christmas in Westminster is almost as much a cherished tradition as the holiday itself. But for many, Christmas 2012 will not quite be the same without Stan Ruchlewicz, the City of Westminster's administrator of economic development and Main Street manager, who died of a heart attack on June 5 at age 56. During the holiday season, Ruchlewicz was a perennial fixture at the Locust Lane Santa House, serving as "Stanta" Claus to the delight of children and parents alike. But he was also a driving force behind many of the events that make up the annual Miracle on Main Street activities in Westminster: the parade, the tree lighting and other special events that...

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