Riverdale park was filled with families ready to race their ducks in 11th Annual Duck Race on the Charles. Families enjoyed free food, pony rides, face painting and much more. The owner of the first place duck was given $1,000.
Sunday, June 16, 2013
Friday, June 14, 2013
Patch offers mosquito prevention tips, and the map below shows the number of West Nile cases last summer.
After a particularly tough year for the West Nile virus in 2012, Massachusetts health officials are bracing for what could be another busy summer for the mosquito-borne illness. Although, with so many factors playing into the problem, the track of West Nile is not an easy one to predict, said Kevin Cranston, director of the Bureau of Infectious Disease for the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. “We can’t pin down all of the elements that go into why one season is bad and another season is not,” Cranston said. But if this summer is similar to last summer—marked by extended periods of very hot weather—some parts of the state could see a high number of cases as occurred in 2012. To give residents a sense of West Nile’s prevalence in…
Saturday, June 8, 2013
Find out what films are playing locally.
TELL US: Dedham Patch wants your movie reviews! Come back and tell us in comments the movie you saw, what you thought about it and how many stars out of five you would give the film.
Friday, June 7, 2013
On Wednesday, June 12 the community is invited to the Mother Brook Arts and Community Center's launch party and ribbon cutting ceremony.
The whole community is invited to celebrate the opening of the Mother Brook Arts & Community Center on Wednesday, June 12. The ribbon cutting ceremony will start at 6:30 p.m. and the party will begin at 7 p.m. Executive Director Sarah Blum wants to remind everyone that the center is not just for those who love art, but for everyone in the community. "Fifty percent of our mission is to have the community come and gather," she said. "Eventually we will have a cafe, gallery, workshops, outdoor seating and exhibits." The community center will also feature classes for the public and there will be a Kaleidoscope party set for September 21. The ribbon cutting ceremony will feature music from the students from the Dedham School of Music. The …
In honor of National Donut Day, Dedham Patch wants to know what your favorite donut flavor is.
Happy National Donut Day! Today is National Donut Day, something that is celebrated on the first Friday of June every year after being established in 1938 by the Chicago Salvation Army to honor women who had served donuts to soldiers in WWI, according to the Boston Globe. Here in Dedham you can pick one up at one of four Dunkin' Donuts locations. Participating Dunkin' Donuts will be giving away a free donut with the purchase of a beverage today while supplies lasts. It's fair to say that much has changed about the donut since the first National Donut Day 75 years ago. No longer are the choices limited when it comes to flavors. In fact, the variety in flavors is virtually endless. Whether you like chocolate, jelly, powdered, donuts with …
Sunday, June 2, 2013
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Tuesday, May 28, 2013
The map shows where and when sales are to occur, and by clicking on the "Details" link you can find out what's being offered.
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Sunday, May 19, 2013
Join us at Endicott Estate on Sunday, May 19th for Great Strides, the annual walk to cure CysticFibrosis. Registration begins at 11 a.m. Walk begins at NOON Over 30 teams, each representing a local CF family will be walking this year at the Dedham location. After the walk, a cookout is catered by Dedham's own Chuck Wagon, along with a raffle, DJ, popcorn, Radio Disney, State Police K9 Unit, Fire Department Equipment and many other fun activities. Dedham resident/children's author/illustrator Peter Reynolds will be there, too. Join a team, register to walk or donate at http://www.cff.org/Chapters/mass-ri/GREATSTRIDES/ For more information contact: Danielle Kempe at (508) 655-6000 or email@example.com
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
The project starts today and will involve overnight lane closures.
The Massacusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) will be repaving the Providence Highway/VFW Parkway corridor, through Dedham and Boston, starting Wednesday, May 8, according to a recent announcement. The project will be done overnight and will consist of lane closures for milling, adjusting manholes and drainage structures; followed by paving operations and pavement markings, according to the MassDOT. The project is expected to be complete during the week of May 19, weather permitting. Contractors will be working during the hours of 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. Sunday through Thursday. There will also be "some off-peak daytime work to adjust drainage structures and manholes," according to the MassDOT.
Monday, April 29, 2013
Here are several ways you can make sure your sports teams are highlighted on Dedham Patch.
Fall sports will soon be kicking into high gear and Patch wants to help you share every exciting moment with the community. We are looking for athletes, coaches, parents, booster club members and fans who are ready, willing and able to share their team spirit on Patch. News about any team -- high school, middle school, rec teams, etc. -- is welcome! Here's how you can share news about your sports team: 1. Start a blog about your sports team: Share stats, recaps, photos and/or videos from the game in your own sports blog. Discuss the team, coaches and players with other fans in the community. 2. Upload pictures and video of your team to our gallery: Snap an awesome photo at the game? Catch the winning touchdown on video? Upload it to our …