Wednesday, June 19, 2013
The Farmer's Market will be open from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. Rain or shine and will feature opening day events for the whole family.
The Dedham Square Circle is excited that they were able to bring back the Dedham Farmer's Market for its sixth year. 13 vendors will be returning to the market, along with six new ones, selling items such as Italian style baked goods, pickles, vegan specialties, seasoning rubs, pie cones, andorganic micro greens including wheat grass, buckwheat greens and sunflower greens in both precut and whole growing trays. There will also be opening day activities that include free giveaways, arts and crafts for the kids and live music from the acoustic duo "Paramusia." The market will also have a new manager this year, Grady McGuire. "He was one of our all star volunteers last season, helping with setup and breakdown of the market each week," the …
Tuesday, June 18, 2013
The Dedham Exchange has been serving the community since 1914.
The Dedham Exchange is a non-profit gift shop that has been helping the community through its sales since 1914. Located in Dedham Square, the shop offers a wide variety of items from local artist and close to 200 consignors. And what's surprising to many is that the employees who work there are all volunteers. The shop has a volunteer board of thirty people and two staff people who usually work part-time. Jinna Parker has been volunteering at the shop for the last 18 years. "What I love about this shop is that we give all of our profits back to the Dedham community," she said. Last year, the shop was able to help 10 organizations which included Dedham Civic Pride, the Dedham Food Pantry, Dedham Middle School and the shop even provided two…
Monday, June 17, 2013
Here's this week's Dedham Square Project update.
This week the contractors will replace the trees and other plantings that did not survive during the winter. While work is being done, two or three on-street parking spaces may not be available. NSTAR Gas will continue to replace their utility and services on Washington Street and Harris Street. This work is unaffiliated with the Dedham Square Improvement Project and if any residents have questions, call 617-424-2697. Night work will be conducted from now until Thursday night from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. For this reason all vehicles must be moved from the work area by 6 p.m. During that time contractors will work on reconstructing Washington Street, from School Street to 355 Washington St. According to contractors, work will also be done on …
Monday, June 3, 2013
Here's this week's Dedham Square Project update.
According to Dedham Square contractors, they will be repairing the sidewalks that were damaged from this past winter's snow and ice operations. As a result, two to three on-street parking spaces may not be available during work hours, from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. NSTAR Gas will also continue to replace their utility services on Washington Street and Harris Street. This is work is not a part of the Dedham Square Improvement Project. If residents need additional information, they can contact NSTAR Gas at 617-424-2697. Night work will also be conducted from tonight through Thursday from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. According to contractors, there will be full depth reconstruction on High Street, from Court Street to Washington Street. All residents are asked…
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Dedham Town Meeting members met Monday night to discuss a number of issues including how bringing liquor licenses can increase business to Dedham Square; and why the Joseph Bus Service was too expensive for Dedham.
Three new liquor licenses to Dedham Square, and the cancellation of the JBL Bus Service were among the decisions made during Dedham's Town Meeting Monday night. In Article Three, it was recommended to eliminate the JBL Bus Service. Town meeting member Howard Ostroff believed that the bus service was still necessary for the town and suggested that $29,000 be added to include hiring a part-time driver for the service. Town Administrator Bill Keegan, however, believed that the service was too expensive for the town and since the amount of ridership did declined within the last few years, it seemed unnecessary. "There will be some people who will be impacted," Keegan said, "but there is the MBTA. It may not be the service that everyone …
Friday, April 5, 2013
Here is an update on what is happening with the project since it shut down for the winter.
Since March 18, NSTAR Gas has been working on a gas main replacement project in Dedham Square. But this is not a part of the Dedham Square Improvement Project. NSTAR has agreed to work with FED Corp. and pay for all of the sidewalk restoration and overlaying the roadway. According to NSTAR gas, they are hoping to complete their work within 10 weeks. NSTAR will be working during the day, from 7 a.m.-5 p.m. "It is necessary to perform this work during the day due to the sensitivity and safety aspects of working on gas utilities," Dedham Square contractors said. "A majority of the gas mains are located near the edge of the roadway and temporary parking restrictions within NSTAR’s work area should be anticipated." According to the Dedham …
Monday, April 1, 2013
The owner announced the closing on the shop's Facebook page.
For nine years Maribu was the place to shop for hats, jewelry and other accessories in Dedham Square. But Jennifer Gibbs, owner of Maribu, announced on Monday morning that the store will be closing. "I have enjoyed every moment of my time in the Square," Gibbs wrote on the Facebook page. "The people of Dedham and the surrounding towns have been amazing and I will treasure the past nine years!" Gibbs did not include when the last day will be, but on Tuesday all inventory will be marked down.
Friday, March 1, 2013
Ron's Gourmet Ice Cream will re-open this weekend and will offer a free kiddie cone to the first 200 kids.
State Representative Paul McMurtry and Peter Reynolds have teamed up to help celebrate the annual re-opening of Ron's Gourmet Ice Cream in Dedham Square on Mar. 2 at 12 p.m.. The two have decided to chip in to allow the first 200 kids (12-years-old and younger) to get a free kiddie cone. "We wanted to do something special to celebrate this special day - and to thank Ron and Pat for creating one Dedham Square's great institutions," said McMurtry, owner of the The Dedham Community Theatre. He also believes that the opening is a sign that spring isn't too far away. "It's like the first crocus coming up," he said. "New Englanders love their ice cream and while Ron's probably would be mobbed in the winter if they stayed open year round, it is…
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
This Dedham treasure was donated to the town by Dedham Shines.
"Leroy" was the rabbit statue made for the Dedham Shines Public Art Project. There was an auction that was held at the Dedham First Church and Dedham Shines donated the statue for public display. The public space is still being determined.
Monday, January 28, 2013
During a routine circuit check, a manhole blew-up causing power outages along High Street.
At around 9:43 a.m. NSTAR was doing a routine circuit check, at the intersection of High Street and Eastern Avenue, when a manhole blew-up which resulted in the loss of power on High Street in Dedham Square. "We were investigating the manhole because we were looking at the future work of Dedham Square," Barry Salvucci, representative of NSTAR told Patch. "But while it was going on, it took the circuit out."NSTAR work crews are currently on the scene hoping to repair the damage "before lunch time." No one was hurt. The majority of the businesses are closed, but Mocha Java and Cafe & Fresh Bagel are open. In the meantime, Dedham Police placed "Stop" signs on each intersection in the square to help guide traffic. Update: Power was …