Think of a plaid shirt as a symbol of the small business community in which each thread is a mom-and-pop shop — when weaved together, the group becomes stronger and more tight-knit, creating the framework and fabric of the local culture. On Friday, November 23rd, Hudson residents are called to wear their plaid with pride in support of shopping small. Skip the Black Friday deals at bigger stores, and spend your money where it matters (a little closer to home). A bunch of area stores are participating in Plaid Friday, along with nearby eateries including Less Than Greater Than & New City Microcreamery plus Rail Trail Flatbread Co. (who’s also hosting brunch from 8:00am through noon). See what all of the talk is about here.