By Dedham Square Circle
Posted Sep 22, 2011 @ 12:56 PM
Welcome Back, Scoop Fans!
You’ve heard the phrase “Keep It Local,” but what exactly does that mean? Put quite simply, it means think about where you spend your hard-earned money. By choosing to spend it at small and locally-owned independent businesses, you are helping to support our community and our local economy.
Speaking of Supporting Local Biz…Grab your friends and head down to the Square next Friday evening, Sept. 30, for the Dedham Square Fall Stroll. Merchants will stay open late and the Square will be hoppin’! Stop in to SheepSkate Yarn & Crafts for its grand re-opening event in its new space at 549 High Street and then pop in to the preview party at the Dedham Square Artist Guild Gallery, which officially opens on Oct. 1 at 553 High St. Hop into The Blue Bunny for their 8th Birthday Blowout Sale and then mosey on over to Maribu to see their fabulous new fall fashions and enter the raffle for a $25 gift certificate. Stroll over to Heart of the Square to see Diana Gaikazova’s latest hand crafted heart pendant and jewelry designs and then on to nest to shop their new fall inventory of decorative home accents, art, jewelry and more.
Want to Be Wined, Dined and Entertained? After you’re done shopping the Square next Friday night, grab a bite at one of the many local eateries. Whether it’s Italian, bistro, Greek, pub-style, Chinese, Japanese or café cuisine you’re seeking, the Square has quite a few choices. Take in some live theatre with the production of "Hedwig and The Angry Inch" at Fiddlehead Theatre (Fri. 9/30 and Sat. 10/1 at 8 p.m.) or catch a flick at The Dedham Community Theatre (check for the 9/30 movie schedule at www.dedhamcommunitytheatre.com). Make a night of it in our historic town center!
Sweet Success - The Dedham Historical Society will host a guest lecture by noted lecturer and author Anthony Sammarco: "The History of Baker Chocolate: A Sweet History". Thurs. 9/22 at 7:30 pm at the Society, 612 High St.
Crazy 8’s! - The Blue Bunny is celebrating its 8th birthday with a big blowout sale now through 10/1 to make room for new merchandise and an expanded selection of Peter H. Reynolds books and prints. Awesome Deals including 25% off all hardcover books in store, 50% off all adult hardcover books, 50% off all summer toys, balls, trunks, suitcases and a wide selection of games and toys. Don't miss this ONCE-ONLY Sale!
Fun for a Cause - The Annual "Fun for Kids" event to raise funds for Boston Children's Hospital will be held this Sat. 9/24 at the Dedham Community House from 2-6 p.m. Cost: $5 for kids, and adults are free. Admission includes, refreshments, bouncy house, face-painting, pony ride, entertainment, activities, and 3 game tickets.
Buon appetito! - Along with their homemade mozzarella, antipasto, grilled veggie salad, imported deli meats and irresistible Italian pastries and tortes, Vincenzo's now sells homemade sausages by the pound made fresh every day. Order some for your next BBQ or stop by to pick some up.
French Flair - From hors d'oeuvres to desserts: Faites Votre- citron, artichauts, et tapenade d'olives dips; Mustard Pommery; Sel Barbecue; Herbes de Provence; Torre Eiffel pastas; Fondue au Chocolate – you’ll find them at The Dedham Exchange non-profit gift shop, 445 Washington St. Open Mon-Sat 10-5.
Photo Caption: Grogan & Co. is one of the latest participants in the Dedham Square Circle’s Sign & Façade Improvement Program which offers merchants and commercial property owners design assistance and partial funding for physical improvements to their facades. Showing off their new beautifully hand crafted sign and awning are L to R: Nancy Grogan, Allyson Lee, Janet Holmes and Michael Grogan.
Ghosts and Goblins and Artists, Oh My! - In celebration of 5 years in Dedham Square, Voicewize & Discover Music and Art are hosting a FREE Halloween bash as a way to express their gratitude to the community! Fun for the whole family - costumepalooza, dancing, Hallo-sing-along, mask making, student & faculty performances and a lyric writing contest. Sun, 10/30 from 3-6 pm at Allin Congregational Church, 683 High Street. Light refreshments will be served.
Fall Flair - Nina's Imports carries a selection of Italian logo sweatshirts and hoodies to keep you warm this fall as well as Italian car stickers, beads, boxing gloves, flags and key chains and more. Summer clearance on T-shirts.
Say Cheese – The Dedham Community House Preschool is hosting a fundraiser with family portrait photographer Lisa Hull on Sat. 10/1 from 9:30-1 at the Preschool at 70 Bullard Street. $55 package includes 1-8x10, 2- 5x7s, and 4 wallets. Payment due at time of session. Contact Preschool Director Cindy Nemet at firstname.lastname@example.org for scheduling.
House Need a Makeover? - Dedham Resident Sheila Shaw, founder of “Let’s Decorate,” which offers design consultation, furniture consignment, reupholstering, holiday decorating and then some, is now selling some of her refinished furniture at the Dedham Square Country Store. Open Sundays from 10-2 p.m. at 626 High St., next to nest.
Dedham Square Trivia – Answer a 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 question: Vanilla is Ron’s Ice Cream’s best-selling flavor. Kudos to Maggie Kelly of Dedham, the only one who guessed the correct answer! This week’s question: What is the origin of the Square boutique Maribu’s name?
Send your answer by Fri. 9/30 to email@example.com or to Dedham Square Trivia, Box 593, Dedham, MA 02027. Thanks for your support – see you in the Square!