By Dedham Square Circle
Sponsored by Needham Bank
Posted Jun 17, 2010 @ 11:54 AM
Welcome Back, Scoop Fans!
What a crowd there was at the Opening Day of the third season of the Dedham Farmers Market yesterday! Could it be because of this year’s new offerings such as smoked fish and chowders, grass-fed beef, pasture-raised pork, lamb, goat and poultry, a variety of cheeses, fresh pasta, sauces and mozzarella and fresh live lobsters? Not to mention the locally grown produce, fresh baked breads, seafood, jams, jellies, honey and syrup! An initiative of the Dedham Square Circle, the market will be open every Wednesday from 12-6 p.m. through the Oct. 27.
Flower Power - Next time you’re in the Square, check out the new plantings around the Dedham Square Sign at the corner of Eastern Avenue and Route 1. The sign, which was installed in March as a collaboration among the Dedham Square Circle, Dedham Civic Pride and the town of Dedham, is surrounded by beautiful flowers and shrubbery. What a lovely gateway into our historic downtown!
Celebrity Sighting - Our intrepid Scoop reporter spotted Grammy Award winning singer, Paula Cole (“Where Have All the Cowboys Gone”) in the Square’s own Paradise Cafe last week. Jill Kelly Crawley, who worked at Isabella and is co-owner of Coriander's in Sharon, was seen collaborating on an upcoming music event called “Summerstage” in New York City. Maybe we can convince her to do a live concert in Dedham Square sometime!
Live Tunes – Head on down to the Deli After Dark this weekend for some great live entertainment. Friday night, back by popular demand is ATON. Chachi performs your favorite covers on Saturday night. Music starts at 8:30 p.m.
Happy Anniversary – It’s been three years since Representative Paul McMurtry was sworn into office. Next time you see Paul in the Square, stop him to offer your congratulations!
Good Cause – Dedham resident John McCarron has organized a silent auction at Mocha Java to raise money for the Pan-Mass Challenge, the largest fundraiser for The Jimmy Fund. This week's item is a Bruins jersey signed by the team. Swing by, grab your favorite coffee concoction and place your bid! Speaking of the PMC, Dedham Bike is offering a discount on tune-ups and accessories to riders of the 2010 PMC! Stop in to see Matt for more details.
For the Dogs - Friday at 11 a.m., the Animal Rescue League will visit The Blue Bunny for a special canine story time and program on shelter animals. There will be a demonstration on dog care with one of their calm, child-friendly dogs. Free!
Knot For You? - Whether you have a nagging sports injury, need help getting through allergy season or want to train for a marathon, acupuncture and massage may be the answer. Myotech Combined Therapies, located in the Ames Schoolhouse, offers both. Check ‘em out: myotechtherapies.com.
Give It To Me Straight - Anthony Fredrick Salon is offering $75 off its Brazilian Keratin Treatment which will keep your hair straight for 3 months. Imagine a summer with no frizz!
Better the Second Time Around - Back at Uniquely Global are reusable totes from India and recycled totes made from newspapers around the world, no two are the same! Seasonal allergies? Check out the rock salt candleholders and lamps – great for cleansing the air in your home!
Best AC in the Square - Trendz! Stop in to see the very cool Cheryl who has deals so hot that keeping her store a near icebox is a must!
Time for a Change - The Square just got even more family friendly. The Blue Bunny has installed a baby-changing station in its restroom for moms and dads looking for a place to change a diaper.
Bargains Galore! - The ever-popular yard sale at First Church & Parish will take place on Saturday 6/19 on the church green from 8-2 p.m. Rent a space for only $25. Call 781-326-7463.
Party Central - On a recent Sunday morning, a gaggle of giggling girls was spotted in the lobby of the Dedham Community Theatre feasting on cake and ice cream. Turns out that you can rent the entire theatre for kids’ birthday parties! Just bring your favorite DVD and lots of party cheer; the theatre will take care of the rest. Call 781-326-0409 for more info. Yoga Energy also offers birthday parties at its studio. Choose from little yogis and parents together or Party Time Yoga for all ages. Visit myyogaenergy.com for more info.
3 M’s of Yoga – Try out the Mantra, Mudra's and Meditation workshop at Yoga Energy with Dr. Indu Arora on July 17, 24 and 31 (all Saturdays). Don’t miss the summer special - 3 months of unlimited yoga classes for only $199! Ends 6/30.
Mini Crafters – SheepSkate Yarn & Crafts is offering kids classes starting Wednesday 6/23. Beginner Friendship bracelets and Designer Flip Flops - you bring the Flip flops they provide the bling! On Thursday 6/24 make beaded bracelet or anklet and learn to crochet. All classes $15. Adult classes, too - coil baskets on 6/17, rug hooking on 6/23, needlepoint on 6/24. Call 781-320-9276 or drop by the shop at 533 High St.
Dedham Square Trivia – Congratulations to Raquel D'Oyen who was the only one to get the answer right to our last Dedham Square Trivia question (Loretta is the name of the large stuffed sheep that adorns knitted seasonal attire in front of SheepSkate Yarn & Crafts).
This week’s Trivia Question: What was the name of the movie, starring actor Robert Mitchum, in which a bank robbery scene was filmed in Dedham Square in 1972? Submit your answers by Friday 6/25 to email@example.com or to the address below. Get it right, and you’ll be entered into our quarterly drawing to win a gift certificate to a Square business!
Are You a Member? Please support our revitalization efforts in the Square by joining/renewing as a member today. Receive special discounts at participating Square merchants. Visit www.dedhamsquarecircle.org 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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