Dick Bennett, proprietor of Rembrandt Leather, has had another busy season.
After building a new home in Rembrandt, Bennett said he is moving the leatherworks "world headquarters" to that town.
Bennett will be appearing at Miracle on Lake Avenue on Dec. 6 in the window at Sugar Bowl to demonstrate sewing sheepskin. A giveaway for one of his products is also planned.
Sugar Bowl will begin carrying a line of Bennett's products such as hats, mittens, can coolers, pan handles, and his ever-popular sheepskin slippers.
Bennett is also working on a longterm project to establish a winery. He has produced 400 bottles this year including a cranberry wine that he is very pleased with, but sales to the public will need to wait for a state permit. Bennett plans to put up a new building to house the winery before taking that step.
A longtime member of the Cherokee Ridge Runners, Bennett is also working on a presentation on the lifestyle of "mountain man" pioneers for the Storm Lake schools, which will be scheduled for early next month.