Now that the holiday gift-giving season is over, Bethel First Selectman Matt Knickerbocker used his town update to remind residents not to forget local retailers and restaurants. He notes that all of them have worked very hard to survive the challenges this pandemic has caused, crediting them with finding the creative new ways to serve customers. Nearly all have online ordering with curbside pickup. Some offer home delivery. Some local restaurants have devised new take-out menus with customized offerings to better serve stay-at-home dining.