The Square Scoop

Type:  General  
By Dedham Square Circle
Posted Apr 08, 2010 @ 12:45 PM


Welcome Back, Scoop Fans! What a great response we received to our debut issue of "The Square Scoop" in The Transcript! Thanks to all who wrote in to share your positive feedback, we’re thrilled to know so many people turn to the Scoop to get the latest and greatest news and happenings in the Square. Although the Dedham Square Circle is the brainchild behind the Scoop, it is only through the generous support from Needham Bank that the Scoop is made possible. We offer our sincere thanks to our friends at Needham Bank for stepping up to sponsor the Scoop and for helping us to keep you “in the know”!


You’re Invited - Please join us on Mon. 4/12 at 7 p.m. for the Dedham Square Circle's Annual "State of the Square" Community Gathering at Deli After Dark. Network with community members, Square merchants and property owners; Help us celebrate DSC's recent accomplishments and this year's "Star of the Square" award winners and get the inside scoop on DSC's exciting plans for the Square! All are welcome - please spread the word!


Cool New Classes - The Dedham Community House is offering lots of new classes such as "Going Organic" and "Easy Weeknight Meals" cooking classes, Fashion Illustration, Food Art, Basic Home Repairs and College Applications. Plus sports and dance classes for all ages.


Extreme Makeover - The windows in the Dedham Country Store were painted by none other than SheepSkate's Eileen Kelly whose creativity seems to splash from one end of the Square to the other! Our Scoop reporter also saw shop keeper, Greg Agnew joining in on the colorful window creation. Stop by and check it out!


Money Matters for Kids – tonight The Blue Bunny welcomes One Hen, Inc. an educational nonprofit that teaches kids financial responsibility, personal initiative, global awareness and giving back to community. 7-8:30 pm. All are welcome.


Live Tunes - Local band ATON plays at the Deli After Dark Friday night starting at 8 pm. If you haven’t had a chance to see this awesome local band perform, here’s your chance. As always, no cover.


It’s Showtime – Now playing at the Dedham Community Theatre are the hilariously funny “Greenberg” starring Ben Stiller and the critically acclaimed “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo”. Visit for show times.


 Hot Stuff - Eileen Kelly will be displaying an appropriate knit creation to celebrate the warmer weather: a bikini made of YARN! No, she won’t be wearing it - it will adorn the mannequin in SheepSkate’s window!


Bouncing Baby Boy - Congratulations to Dedham resident and Mocha Java regular, Amanda Cease, and her husband, Dana, on the birth of their son, Connor, on March 27. Amanda is the founder of “Callahan’s Closet”, whose one-of-a-kind baby items have been on display on the wall at her favorite coffee spot.


Star in the Square - Head to the Square on Sun. 4/11 for the premiere of the film “North Star”, based on the best-selling book by Peter H. Reynolds and narrated by actor Tim Curry. The event includes a reception The Blue Bunny Book at 7:30 with a screening of the film to follow at 9-ish at the Dedham Community Theatre.


Big Countdown – only 10 more weeks until the Dedham Farmers Market kicks off its 3rd season! The market, an initiative of the Dedham Square Circle and supported by the Town of Dedham, will feature some exciting new specialty food vendors this season including smoked fish, grass-fed meat, live lobsters and fresh pasta!


Banner Day - Discover Music and Art and Dedham Square Circle are teaming up to create beautiful, hand painted banners for the Dedham Farmers Market. School-aged kids are invited to make their mark on the banner on Tues. 4/20 from 10-4 at the 565 High St. studio location (in the back of Paradise Cafe).


Name Change – No need to fret, Y&S Tailors, formerly “Sam’s Tailor Shop” is still home to master tailor, Sam. Only the name has changed!


Dedham Square Trivia – we announced in the last Scoop that we want to see just how well you know the Square. In each edition, we’ll ask you to 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 business! Lots of people took a guess at the answer to the riddle in the March 25th Scoop: “Go there to get a new coat, but you won’t wear it”. But no one got it right this time around! The answer: C & T Paint! 


This week’s Clue: What U.S. Congressman, who later became President, had lunch at the Judge Samuel Haven house (now known as the Dedham Community House)? Submit your answers by Friday 4/16 to or to the address below.


Are You a Member? Please support our revitalization efforts in the Square by joining or renewing as a member today. Receive special discounts at participating Square merchants. Visit  to donate by credit card or send $35 for an individual or $50 for a family membership to DSC, P.O. Box 593, Dedham, MA 02027.


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