COLEBROOK — Jodi Marinelli likes to make her Colebrook General Store come alive with color during the holidays.

“We go wild in here decorating for Christmas,” she said with a smile. “It really feels festive.”

The store was closed for several years and reopened on Dec. 13, 2014, when Marinelli unlocked the doors for business again. 

Marinelli, a Hartland resident, comes from a family of restaurant owners and it had been her dream to open her own dining establishment. The store is more than just a store; it offers breakfast, lunch,...