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Posted Jul 01, 2010 @ 02:00 PM
Welcome Back, Scoop Fans!
The word is out – Dedham Square is full of award-winning businesses! Community Newspaper Company just announced winners of their 2010 Annual Reader’s Choice Awards and several Square businesses came out on top!
Congratulations to American Hygienizing Cleaners, Armando Cassano Hair Studio, The Blue Bunny*, C & T Wallpaper and Paint, Café Fresh Bagel*, Centre Deli*, Courtside Café, Courtyard Florist*, Dedham Exchange*, Dedham Flower Shoppe , Dedham House of Pizza*, Dedham Savings*, Deli After Dark, F.M. Walley Insurance , Gopen Optical, , Grogan & Co., Isabella*, Kikuyma*, Kouzina , Maribu, Mocha Java*, Nest, Paradise Café, Trendz*, Ron’s Ice Cream*, Salem Foods, Salon 561, Sam’s Tailor Shop, SheepSkate , Star Nails, Schortmann Insurance* and Wardle’s. The businesses marked with an asterisk won as a Regional Favorite in addition to being voted as a top pick in Dedham!
Sum-sum-sumertime - Summer is here and the Square is hoppin'! With the great lineup of new films at the Dedham Community Theatre, the world famous ice cream at Ron's, live music at Deli After Dark, and specials on the menus at the local eateries, it’s no wonder why! For up-to-date information on all the news and happenings in the Square, visit www.dedhamsquarecircle.org.
Fresh and Local – Three weeks into our third season and the Dedham Farmers Market is off to a great start! With more specialty food vendors added to our already amazing lineup of local farms and vendors, it has become a regional draw. Fresh seafood, baked goods, grass-fed meats, eggs, cheese and so much more! Visit the market on Wednesdays from 12-6 in the town's permit parking lot, across from CVS. Special Thanks to our 2010 market sponsors, Dedham Medical Associates and Whole Foods Market Dedham.
Drink a Cup, Help a Pup - Have you tried Jack & Eric’s Pirate Lemonade yet? The dynamic duo, 9-year-old Jack Linari and his 6-year-old brother, Eric, are back at it again this year, selling their world famous lemonade to raise funds for a local cause. This year’s pick – the Animal Rescue League of Boston. Stop by next week’s Farmers Market to buy a cup or two!
Band Demand - "Silly Bandz" have been spotted in the Square! Check out the fun designs available at Maribu and The Blue Bunny! Don't know what Silly Bandz are? Ask any school-aged kid, they'll fill you in!
Did you know… the oldest wooden chair made in America is in Dedham Square? You can't sit on it, but you can go see the Metcalf chair built in Dedham in 1652 and said to be the oldest piece of furniture made in America, at the Dedham Historical Society.
It’s Show Time! Opening tomorrow night at the Dedham Community Theatre is “Cyrus,” an official selection of the Sundance Film Festival. "The Girl Who Played with Fire," the second installment in the MilleniumTrilogy, opens 7/9.
Bon Voyage – It’s not too late to plan that summer getaway! Stop in to see Terry at Dedham Travel to find out where the best deals are. She’ll take care of all the details – all you need to do is pack your bags!
Music and Mochas – If you thought the tall 20-something guy with black hair who steams your lattes at Paradise Café looks familiar, you’re right! It’s none other than Dylan Gough, member of the critically acclaimed band Magic Magic, which recently headlined the Dedham Square Music and Art Festival. Dylan’s father, Henri Gough, owns Total Image Day Spa, also in the Square.
Feeling Crafty? - SheepSkate Yarn & Crafts is offering fun, creative classes for kids and adults this summer. For class descriptions and schedule visit www.sheepskate.com or drop by the shop at 533 High St. Just look for the purple door. Tell Eileen the Scoop sent you!
Mama Mia! - With the World Cup in full swing, Nina's Imports stocked up on Italian soccer T-shirts, sweatshirts, hats, flags, wristbands, etc. Nina has brought a little bit of the North End right here to Dedham!
Just Relax - Yoga Energy is offering a 4-week summer series for girls "Island Girl Yoga" on Wednesdays in July. Learn how to practice playful yoga poses, animated breathing exercises and imaginative relaxation techniques. Create a related craft each week. Visit www.myyogaenergy.com.
Super Sample Sale! - Back by popular demand, it's Maribu's Sample Sale! Tons of summer dresses and skirts at 50 percent off original retail price!
Great Deals! - Don't miss out on the pre-Fourth of July weekend specials at Uniquely Global. Twenty percent off selected collections of jewelry. Feel good about your purchase, proceeds from your purchase benefit charities in third world countries.
Drama Queens Wanted! - "Off the Grid" is a week-long workshop for teens using various acting techniques and exploring old and new forms of design using renewable energy. Practice acting skills through improvisation and collaborate with peers to write, design and act in an original performance. First Church and Parish from 7/26-7/30 from 9-3 p.m. Financial aid is available. For more information: email@example.com or 617-872-6960.
Dedham Square Trivia – Congratulations to George Pagliuca, Kerry Hawkins, Laurie Larson, Robert DiMartino, George Hoffman, Alex Shumway, Barbara Gula and Andrea O’Connell, who all got the answer right to our last Dedham Square Trivia question. “The Friends of Eddie Coyle,” was the movie starring actor Robert Mitchum in which a bank robbery scene was filmed in Dedham Square in 1972.
This week’s Trivia Question: What leadership position did our esteemed State Representative and owner of the Dedham Community Theatre, Paul McMurtry, hold while attending Dedham High School? Submit your answers by Friday 7/9 to firstname.lastname@example.org 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. Thanks for your support!