It's A Boy!
Baby Reynolds sports a handmade rocket onesie designed for him by Callahan’s Closet founder Amanda Cease of Dedham. Congratulations to Peter Reynolds and Diana Gaikazova on the birth of their son on February 21st! Weighing in at 7 lbs. 3 oz., “Rocky” – or “The Rocket” as his parents affectionately call him, should make his big debut in the Square any day now. You might just sneak a peek of him with his parents at Heart of the Square or The Blue Bunny. Word has it that there’s a long list of eager babysitters lined up throughout the Square. A warm welcome to our youngest member of the Dedham Square Circle!
Posted Mar 03, 2011 @ 07:00 AM
Welcome Back, Scoop Fans!
Can you believe it’s March already? - Could it be that longest, coldest, snowiest winter in recent years could really be coming to an end soon?! One sure sign that spring is within reach is when Ron’s Ice Cream opens for the season. On Tuesday they welcomed back hoards of ice cream lovers who were eagerly waiting for a fix of their favorite flavor! Head on over to grab a Square Scoop!
You Gotta Have Art - Did you hear?! A cool new event is happening in Dedham on May 15th - Dedham Open Studios, one of the many events to mark the town’s 375th birthday. Local artists are invited to showcase their work in their home studios, in the Square or at Endicott Estate. Visit www.dedhamopenstudios.com for more info. Hats off to Dedham Square Circle Board Member and Dedham Rocks blogger, Jen Barsamian, for spearheading this effort.
Sign of the Times – Have you noticed the purple awning in front of Paradise Café (formerly known as Café Video Paradiso) is no more?! It has been replaced with an elegant new black and gold sign, just in time to celebrate the café’s 4th anniversary. The new sign was funded in part through Dedham Square Circle’s Sign & Façade Improvement Program which provides matching funds to Square businesses and commercial property owners to make physical improvements to their storefronts and facades. To commemorate this special occasion, owner Ali Koushan is offering any size coffee for just $1 through the month of March!
Sit and Knit - Calling all Knit Wits (we mean that in a nice way)! Want to meet up with some fellow knitters? Head to SheepSkate on Thursday nights starting at 6 and from Sundays from 12-4 for their “sit and knit” sessions. While you’re there, check out all the amazing felt creations by owner Eileen Kelly and her young felting students. So much talent in our little town! Eileen’s beautiful work is now being sold at The Dedham Exchange.
Forget Me Knot – Back in knots from all the shoveling this wicked winter? Myotech Combined Therapies, located in the Ames Schoolhouse building, offers massage therapy and acupuncture. Acupuncture promotes health and healing and is a great way to build your immune system. Call 781-461-0390 or visit www.myotechtherapies.com
Take Me Away - Escape the winter doldrums at the Dedham Community House Mardi Gras Masquerade Party tomorrow night. The forecast calls for fun with masks, beads, Creole cuisine provided by Whole Foods Market, cash bar, silent auction and more! Tickets are $40 per person in advance/$45 at the door. Visit www.dedhamcommunityhouse.org for more info.
Hear Yee Hear Yee! - Last weekend best-selling children’s author Lisa Yee, who penned two books on “Kanani”, this year’s American Girl “Doll of the Year,” visited The Blue Bunny to sign copies of her books including her new book “Warp Speed”. She was greeted by throngs of enthusiastic young fans who trekked to the Square with their AG Dolls in tow!
Tune Up – Now is a good time to get your bike in for a tune-up before spring. Stop in to see Matt Donovan at Dedham Bike. Tell him the Scoop sent you!
Fresh and Local - The Dedham Square Country Store continues to add new products to its weekly offerings - fresh seafood, coffee and teas, small batch milk, maple syrup, jams, jellies, cheese, ice cream, dressings and sauces, fresh pasta and baked goods and a whole lot more. Hungry yet? Held every Sunday from 10-2 at 626 High Street next to Nest.
Happy Campers - The staff at the Dedham Community House is planning for another fun-filled summer camp season. Stop in to the DCH Day Camp Open House on Sun. March 20 from 1:30-3:30. Meet the camp director and staff members and learn why the DCH Summer Camp is a such a huge hit with the kids!
Welcome Back - Yoga Energy’s Bianca Grace just landed back in the Square after a pilgrimage to India to study yoga technique.
Cool School - St. Paul’s Nursery School is hosting an open house for parents and children on Sun. March 13 from 12-2 pm at 76 Court St. Choose from two, three and five-day programs for children ages 2.9 to 5 years. Visit www.stpaulsnursery.org for more info.
HoJo’s History – At 7:30 p.m. on Thurs. March 24, the Dedham Historical Society will host a lecture, “Howard Johnson: 28 Flavors.” Noted historian and author Anthony Sammarco, outlines Howard Johnson’s determination in creating the roadside restaurant that every American remembers. Does anyone remember the Dedham HoJo’s on Route 1? Free for DHS members; $5 non members.
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: The Dedham Community Theatre building has a picture of a Native-American etched into its façade. Congratulations to Marcia Cardinale, Jeannie McLeish and Jane Weiss, who all answered correctly!
This week’s question: What Square eatery has a menu item named “Marco Polo”? Submit your answers by Fri. March 11th to firstname.lastname@example.org or to our P.O. Box listed below.
Support Small Business - Please support the small businesses in the Square and throughout town! Your patronage is what keeps them open.
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