While here for a visit from Cape Cod, Hazel Reynolds, was spotted at SheepSkate with daughter-in-law and Blue Bunny manager Janet Reynolds, getting some knitting pointers from Eileen Kelly. Hazel, mother of Selectman Paul Reynolds and brother Peter Reynolds, shared fun childhood stories of “the twins” with the Sunday afternoon knitting group who couldn’t get enough of her! Keep an eye out for Hazel in the Square while she’s here to visit her new grandson, Henry “Rocket” Reynolds. Shown here, Hazel poses with SheepSkate’s mascot “Loretta.”
Welcome Back, Scoop Fans!
We’re gearing up for a spring chock-full of exciting events and activities for all ages in Dedham Square. Read on for more details – be sure to mark your calendars!
You’re Invited - Please join us on Tuesday, April 12, at 7 p.m. for the Dedham Square Circle's Annual "State of the Square" Community Gathering at Deli After Dark. Come get the inside Scoop on the fabulous major changes coming to the Square! Help us Celebrate Dedham Square Circle’s accomplishments and applaud and honor the Square’s longest running businesses. Network with community members, Square merchants and property owners. This event is FREE and all are welcome – the Square is everyone’s neighborhood!
Turn It Off! - The ever-popular annual “TV Turn Off Week” event will take place again during April school vacation. The TTOW committee has done another bang-up job planning an array of activities for kids around town, many of which will take place in the Square. More details next issue!
Ladies Only - Dedham Square Circle’s 2nd Annual “Ladies Night Out” promotion will be held on Thursday, May 5. Square eateries and merchants will stay open late and offer special discounts and treats for females only (sorry, guys!) just in time for Mother’s Day. Ladies, be sure to save the date for a fun-filled night on the town with your female companions!
You Gotta Have Art - On Sunday, May 15, over 50 local artists will showcase their work throughout Dedham Square during Dedham Open Studios, with an additional 30 artists showing at the Endicott Estate and in their home studios around town. The event is expected to draw hundreds of people to Dedham. Yet another awesome event that will put our great town “on the map”!
A Year Later - Can you believe it’s been a year since we debuted The Square Scoop in The Dedham Transcript? We continue to be amazed by the growing number of loyal readers of our bi-weekly column. There isn’t a week that goes by that we don’t hear from several people about something they read in the Scoop! We offer our continued appreciation to our friends at Needham Bank for generously sponsoring our column so that we can help keep you “in the know” on all things Square! If you’ve got Scoop you want to share, send it in to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Night on the Town – Two new films open at the Dedham Community Theatre this weekend, “Win Win,” and “Jane Eyre,” both of which are getting rave reviews from critics. Live music at Deli After Dark with Tony Cibotti on Saturday starting at 8 p.m. Make a night of it in the Square – grab a bite and stick around for an entertaining evening!
Open For Business – Since Vincenzo’s Deli and Italian Specialty Store opened across from town hall last week the smell of roasted garlic is wafting through the Square. Congratulations to owners Giuseppe and Marcella Musto on their hugely successful grand opening! Spotted in the store over the weekend were state Rep. Paul McMurtry, Dedham Rocks blogger Jennifer Barsamian, DPW Director Joe Flanagan, Conservation Commission Member Jonathan Briggs, Anthony Fredrick Salon owner Tony Jeanetti, Square accountant Russell Stamm, Gabe and Lynn Stipo, Renato Reda of San Marino Landscape, Bobby Dwyer of Royer Tree Service and more Dedham firefighters than we can list!
Be Prepared - If your kids are getting older and ready to stay home by themselves or are looking to earn a little extra money babysitting, sign them up for “Home Alone Safety” and “BLAST: Babysitting Lessons and Safety Training” classes at the Dedham Community House. BLAST will run on Mon. April 4 from 3:30 -6:30 p.m. and Home Alone Safety will run on Wednesday, April 6 from 3:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Vacation Fun - Looking for something to do with the kids over April vacation? Check out the vacation week activities at the Dedham Community House including Arts & Sports week for kindergarteners through fifth graders, Ninja Camp on Monday, April 18 and a FREE family movie night, sponsored by Donahue Real Estate, on Thursday, April 21 at 7 p.m. Check out www.dedhamcommunityhouse.org for more information on all DCH’s classes and programs.
Live Theatre - The Dedham Historical Society will host a production of “American Tapestry: Immigrant Children of the Bread and Roses Strike” by the Boston-based award winning theatre group Theatre Espresso. Saturday, April 9, at 2 p.m. Adults $2; children free.
Kiddie Knitters - SheepSkate is starting a knitting group on Wednesday afternoons from 4-5 p.m. for kids 8 years and up. Cost: $10 drop-in fee plus the cost of supplies. First project on the list – a cool hat. New or experienced knitters welcome!
Calling All Creative Kids! - Join Peter H. Reynolds on Saturday, April 2 from 1-3 p.m. at The Blue Bunny for their 3rd Annual “Draw On!” event. Come experiment with media of all types. All ages welcome – FREE!
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: Fisher Ames is the U.S. Congressman who is buried in the Village Cemetery behind St. Paul’s Church. Congratulations to Marcia Cardinale and Jeannie McLeish who answered correctly!
This week’s question: Where in the Square would you find “Love Potion”? Submit your answers by Friday, April 8, to email@example.com or to DSC, P.O. Box 593, Dedham, MA 020274.
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