Welcome Back, Scoop Fans!
Walk and Talk - Special thanks to Dedham historian Bob Hanson, who recently led a group of 20 people on the new “Historic Dedham Village Walking Tour” and shared lots of interesting anecdotes and fun facts about our historic town square. Created by the Dedham Square Circle in collaboration with the Dedham Historical Society, the tour received rave reviews. Download your free copy of the self-guided tour at www.dedhamsquarecircle.org.
Save the Date - Join us on Saturday, Nov. 6, for the much-anticipated Dedham Square Circle annual fall gala, “Dedham Square Goes Retro,” a guaranteed good time for a great cause. Tickets are $50 and up and include open bar, fabulous food and loads of fun! Visit www.dedhamsqsuarecircle.org for more info.
Fall Harvest – Have you checked out the Dedham Farmers Market lately? The fall harvest is in and the farm fresh produce is plentiful! It’s a feast for the eyes – plump pumpkins, loads of apples, corn, sweet potatoes, heirloom tomatoes, peppers and much, much more. Don’t forget the specialty food vendors – freshly caught seafood, cheese, bread, homemade pasta, jams, jellies and spreads. Hungry yet? The market runs on Wednesdays 12-6 through the end of October in the town’s permit lot on Eastern Avenue. Come down and load up on farm fresh produce and help support our local farmers!
Twinkle Toes – Did you hear that Dedham Square Circle Board member and Deli After Dark manager, Matt Cawley, is competing in this year’s Dancing with the Dedham Stars to benefit the Dedham Educational Partnership? Joining him on Dec. 4, will be former DSC board member and Chairman of the Board of Selectmen, Sarah MacDonald. Who knew the Square could produce such talent? Also competing this year are Mike Nosky, John Powers, Cheryl Schoenfeld and Joseph Huff.
Oh My Gourd! - Word on the street is that the new pumpkin flavored ice cream at Ron’s Ice Cream is out of this world. Raves one fan, “It’s like eating pumpkin pie!”
Good Mood - Peter H. Reynolds just returned from a trip to LA for the filming of the first ever “Judy Moody” movie, based on the best-selling book series written by Megan McDonald and illustrated by Peter, who also has a cameo in the film. Actress Heather Graham, who starred in “The Hangover” and “Austin Powers”, will play Judy’s artsy Aunt Opal. The very first drawing of Judy Moody was done in Dedham and almost every book in the series was drawn in Mocha Java and Isabella.
Better the Second Time Around - You may have heard that Trendz was going out of business, but lucky for us shop owner Cheryl Welch has decided to keep her doors open! Trendz will be pulling the entire current inventory and will replace it with higher-end, designer labels such as Coach, Burberry, Talbots, among others. Anyone interested in consigning top-end clothes, pocketbooks and accessories should contact Cheryl at 781-326-0961. Appointments are for drop off are required. Stop by on Thursday, Oct. 28 for the Grand Re-Opening event from 5-9 p.m.
Just Relax - Yoga Energy has posted its new fall schedule full of new teachers and fun new classes including Kids Yoga on Fridays from 4-5 p.m. for ages 6-10. New instructor Heather Ruiz (previous owner of Roslindale Yoga) will teach morning classes with a Yin and Yang theme. Visit www.myyogaenergy.com for more information.
Give it to me Straight – Frizzies driving you batty? Anthony Fredrick Salon is offering a Keratin treatment for $300 and a De-Frizzer starting $80.
Fall Fair - There will be fun for all ages at the Annual Fall Fair at First Church & Parish Unitarian on Saturday, Oct. 16 from 10 – 2 p.m. Rain or shine. Homemade goodies, arts and crafts, children’s games, gently used clothing sale, face painting, raffle, baking contest and moonwalk. Cuddle with kittens, puppies and baby rabbits with “Barn Babies” from 12:30-1:30. Visit www.dedhamuu.org for more information.
More Fall Fun - Dedham Parent Time and the Dedham Community House will host their annual Fall Fair and Open House on Saturday, Nov. 6, from 10 a.m. to noon at the community house, 671 High St. Bring the family to learn more about these two community organizations and to enjoy the moon bounce, games, crafts, face painting, caramel apples, popcorn and more!
Reduce, Reuse, Recyle – It’s not easy being green but Needham Bank and its employees are stepping up to the challenge. The bank offers many environmentally friendly services such as free online banking, free online bill pay, e-statements and e-bills for loan payments. NB employees recently formed a Going Green Committee aimed at reducing the bank’s environmental impact. As a result, all employees have switched over to using ceramic mugs and together are now eliminating as many as 49,000 disposable cups in one year!
Dedham Square Trivia – Answer a fun trivia question or solve a riddle about our historic downtown, get it right and you’ll be entered into our quarterly drawing to win a gift certificate to a Square merchant! The answer to last week’s Trivia Question: Salon 561 is the Dedham Square business that has a number in its name. Congratulations to Jeannie McLeish, Marcia Cardinale and Audree Byrnes who answered correctly.
This week’s Trivia Question: What Dedham Square building contains granite from the Dedham railroad station that was demolished in 1952? Submit your answers by Friday, Oct. 15, to firstname.lastname@example.org or to DSC, P.O. Box 593, Dedham, MA 02027.
Thanks for your support, see you in the Square!