Clean, even heat hallmark of Belgian wood stove line

A new wood stove from Belgian manufacturer Efel — the S33 — is equipped with a patented woodbox combustion technology that preheats the combustion air and delivers it slowly and evenly over the fire. As a result, the fire burns longer and more efficiently with fewer emissions, and the glass stays clear.

The S33 is one of four Efel models that will be available at Lehman’s in Kidron, Ohio, starting this fall. Prices range from $2,200 to $3,000.

A $500 discount is being offered for orders confirmed before the stoves arrive, likely mid-October.

More information is at or 877-438-5346.

That Martha is crafty in new holiday book

“Martha Stewart’s Handmade Holiday Crafts” contains 225 projects covering a year’s worth of observances. Among them are decorations, party favors and other delights, from embossed Easter eggs to knitted Valentine cat toys — all with that tasteful Martha touch.

Th book comes out Tuesday from Potter Craft. It’s $24.99 in hardcover.