Pictured from left, Whole Foods Store Team Leader Dave Filippone, DSC co-president Susie McIntosh, DSC Executive Director Amy Haelsen and Whole Foods Marketing Team Leader Lauren Klatsky.
A Great Big THANKS to Whole Foods Market!
An incredible $6,142 was raised for Dedham Square Circle during Whole Foods Market’s 5% Day earlier this month. Dozens of new and longtime Square Circle supporters made a special trip to shop at Whole Foods Market that day to help raise funds for DSC’s ongoing work to improve Dedham Square. We offer our sincere appreciation to Whole Foods for their generous support. They are a terrific example of what it means to be a good corporate citizen!
Dedham Square Scoop: March 17, 2011
Sponsored by Needham Bank
Welcome Back Scoop Fans!
Here we are in mid March already, the days are getting longer and the spurts of mild weather have us all yearning for spring! The Square Circle team is busy behind the scenes planning for warm weather events and activities including our 2nd Annual Ladies Night Out promotion in early May and our 4th season of the Dedham Farmers Market, which opens on June 15th. We’re also working with the organizers of Dedham Open Studios to welcome dozens of local artists to Dedham Square for the inaugural event on May 15th. Mark your calendars, more details next issue!
You’re Invited - Please join us on Tuesday, April 12th 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 get the inside scoop on DSC's exciting plans for the Square. Free – all are welcome!
How Old Are You Now? - Happy Belated Birthday wishes to the Peter and Paul Reynolds who celebrated their birthday yesterday! Anyone know who the older twin is?
Merchant Makeovers – There are lots of exciting changes in store for the interior of Dedham House of Pizza as is the case with its next-door neighbor, District Convenience, both of which are closed temporarily for renovations. The Centre Deli/Deli After Dark crew have been hard at work painting the bar area. Next up – the walls. Lookin’ good guys!
Meet Up! - Paradise Cafe has a large space at the back of the cafe for groups to meet. If you're interested in using the space, contact owner Ali Koushan at 781-326-5674 or drop by.
Roving Reporter - Real Estate guru Jay Donahue was spotted roaming the Square recently with microphone in hand looking for people to interview for “Dedham Real Estate 411,” his upcoming new show on Dedham TV. Tagging along were cameraman Greg Agnew, who is also the proprietor of the Dedham Square Country Store and DPTV Executive Director, Donna Greer. Among his interviewees were Trendz owner, Cheryl Welch, Dedham Square Circle Executive Director, Amy Haelsen, and several patrons of Centre Deli.
Free Yoga! - Yoga Energy is offering two more free Friday evening classes sponsored by Lululemon Athletica. Tomorrow night features Yin/Restorative with Bianca and Yoga Grooves on Mach 25th with Erica Lynn. No pre-registration required - just show up! Classes start at 5:30. Visit myyogaenergy.com for more info.
Back by Popular Demand - The Dedham Community Theatre will host another showing of the documentary “Race to Nowhere” on Sunday, March 20, at 7 p.m. The film drew huge crowds to the theatre last month and has created a lot of buzz from parents and teachers alike as it focuses on how the high-stakes, high-pressure culture affects our children’s lives. Tickets are $5 and are on sale at the theatre box-office.
On Tour - Paradise Café barista, Dylan Gough, has taken a brief hiatus from his part-time post to hit the road with his Magic Magic band mates for a multi-city U.S. tour with stops in NYC, Philly, Cincinnati, Chicago and St. Louis. Magic Magic band members, who all hail from Dedham, include Mike Hlady, Brendan Hughes, John Murphy and Nick Serra. The band was selected as the best band in Massachusetts in The Boston Phoenix’s “Best New Bands in America” 2009 poll and has performed at the Dedham Square Music & Arts Festival for the last two years.
March Madness - Stop into Mocha Java for the special coffee concoction of the month "Rocky Road Mocha" in celebration of “pothole season.” Check out the “Artist of the Month” wall featuring work by the infinitely talented Cheryl Doucette, who helps manage The Blue Bunny when she’s not painting.
Drop-In Fun - SheepSkate hosts a “Sunday Kids Club,” a drop-in class every week for kids 8 and up. Cost is $15 per child, includes supplies. Visit www.sheepskate.com to learn more.
True Colors - Brighten your day with a trip to The Dedham Exchange nonprofit gift shop! Deck yourself out in a colorful scarf and sparkling spring jewelry and a vibrant fun tote to carry around the Square. Say goodbye to the grays and browns outside and hello to the cheery red barn with all the wonderful gifts inside! Open Mon-Sat from 10-5 at 445 Washington St.
Spring Session Signups - Another session of exciting programs are in store at the Dedham Community House. From Preschool Sports and Creative Movement classes for children to ZUMBA, Pilates and the new “Get To Know Your Sewing Machine” class for adults. There’s something for every one of all ages. Find the course info. at www.dedhamcommunityhouse.org.
Bedtime Stories - Hop into The Blue Bunny for a special story time with "Catching Joy" on Fri. March 25th at 6:30. Stories about turtles with a simple turtle craft to follow. FREE! Be sure to wear your PJ's!
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 our last Trivia Question: Cathay Kitchen is the Square eatery with a menu item named “Marco Polo”.
This week’s question: What is the name of the U.S. Congressman who is buried in the Village Cemetery behind St. Paul’s Church? Submit your answers by Fri. March 25th to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanks for your support. See you in the Square!
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