Last week a couple of Canada geese landed at our farmers market to check it out for themselves. After their short visit, they headed towards route 1 but thanks to Farmers Market Manager, Joanna Hamblin, who ran to their rescue, our fine-feathered friends were safely escorted away.
Welcome Back, Scoop Fans!
Phew, has this been a hot summer or what?! Good thing there’s lots going on in the Square and around town to keep you cool (literally)! People continue to swarm to Ron’s Ice Cream for a taste of their unbelievably awesome frozen treats, go to the Dedham Community Theatre to catch one of their critically acclaimed films and head to the Dedham Farmers Market for their weekly fix of farm fresh produce and specialty foods. Not to mention take a dip in the new Dedham Community House pool, go to one of the library’s special events or grab a bite at one of the Square’s eateries.
See You in September - The Scoop will be taking a hiatus for the month of August but we’ll be back in full swing in September. In the meantime, be sure to visit the “Things to Do” page on the Dedham Square Circle’s website, www.dedhamsquarecircle.org, to get the latest and greatest information on all the Square’s news and happenings.
Farm Fresh - People are raving about the freshly caught seafood, the farm fresh produce, breads, jams, jellies, grass-fed meats, cheese and smoked fish at the Dedham Farmers Market! A community table, entertainment and the chance to meet up with your neighbors, what could be better? The market is held on Wednesdays from noon to 6 p.m. in the town's permit parking lot, across from CVS.
It's Official - Kouzina, the best Greek Restaurant on the east coast, now serves wine and beer. Stop in to see the Sountoulidis family for some amazing authentic Greek cuisine accompanied by a Greek beer or wine. A Kouzina regular tells us that the Greek beer "Mythos" is out of this world!
Cool Pool! - Mid-season pool memberships are now available at the new Dedham Community House pool. Call 781-329-5740 or visit www.dedhamcommunityhouse.org for more information.
Special Bedtime Story Time - Tonight, July 29, at 6:30, The Blue Bunny is teaming up with local nonprofit "Catching Joy" to help the local organization “Birthday Wishes,” which provides birthday parties for kids in area homeless shelters. Stories, cake and more!
Cruisin’ Along - Dedham Travel’s Terry Strauss just went on her 90th cruise (yes, 90th) aboard the new Norwegian Epic. In recent months she has been on a Disney Magic cruise, visited Antigua, toured Canada by train and is soon headed to the Cayman Islands, the Bahamas and Jamaica. Chances are if you have a destination in mind, Terry’s been there! She’s all you need to plan a great getaway!
Something’s Fishy - What could be better than watching one of your favorite animated films under the stars on a beautiful summer night? Head on over to the Dedham Community House tomorrow night, July 30, for a showing of “Shark Tale” at 7:30 p.m.
Sweet Story - Author Hallie Durand introduces her new children's book “Just Desserts” tomorrow night, July 30, at the Main Library at 6 p.m. Stay afterward for a cupcake-decorating workshop (for children 6 and up). Registration required - call 781-751-9283.
Feature Film - Congratulations to Teja Arboleda, his documentary “Crossing The Line: Multiracial Comedians,” has been selected to be featured in the Annual Roxbury Film Festival. It will be shown on Sunday, Aug. 1, at 3 p.m. at Mass College of Art. Teja is the founder of Entertaining Diversity and works out of his Dedham Square studio at the back of Paradise Cafe.
Summer Break - The Dedham Exchange will be closed for the month of August so stop in to pick up those wedding, birthday and new baby gifts before Saturday! In the works during this time will be some big changes to their parking area and landscaping.
Relax and Celebrate - In celebration of their one year anniversary, Yoga Energy is offering free classes, food and fun on Saturday July, 31, from 9-10:15 a.m. and Sunday, Aug. 1, from 9-10:30 a.m. Pre-register at no charge at www.myyogaenergy.com. Congratulations and happy anniversary to owner Bianca Grace!
Technologically Challenged? - Busted hard drive? Slow computer? Got a venomous virus that’s paralyzing your system? Have no fear! Stop in to PC Guys, right next to Centre Deli, for all the help you need to get your computer back on track. Tell them the Scoop sent you!
Walk for a Cause - On Sept. 25, members of the St. Susanna/St. Mary’s Conference of the St. Vincent de Paul Society will hold their first annual “Friends of the Poor Walk.” Walkers will trek 2 miles from St. Mary’s to St. Susanna’s. Donations will benefit those most in need in Dedham. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org or at 781-686-9310.
Dedham Square Trivia – Although there were some good guesses, no one got the answer to our last trivia question right! The significance of the word “Salem” in Salem Food Market’s name is that it is named for Salem Street in Boston’s north end. If you haven’t yet tried SFM’s authentic Italian cuisine, you don’t know what you are missing. It’s like having a little piece of the north end right here in Dedham. Our Trivia Contest will resume with the return of The Scoop in September.
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, see you in the Square!