If you're still looking for a Valentine's Day gift, or something to compliment it, stop by Chocolate Therapy in Legacy Place. Pam and Dave Griffin are the owners and they make their own chocolate. The couple opened up Chocolate Therapy in May 2011 and they already have been able to open up a second location in Framingham in Dec. 2012. "We wanted to expand our operation to include our chocolate making facility and party rooms for kids/adult parties, ice cream and other events," Pam Griffin said. The shop offers a variety of gift boxesand you're able to choose your own chocolate. "A few of our featured chocolates are" a Grand Marnier Truffle and Champagne Bubbly Heart! Truffle," she said. "Our number one seller is our Sea Salt Caramel and …
Thursday, February 14, 2013
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Many came to indulge in their favorite foods before giving them up for Lent.
Today is the first day of Lent. For many Christians, Tuesday night is usually spent eating before starting the six week fast. And some were at the Summer Shack, 850 Providence Hwy. in Dedham, for their Mardi Gras-Fat Tuesday menu. The menu featured New Orleans inspired dishes such as BBQ Jumbo Gulf Shrimp and Crab Imperial Stuffed Crab Back. Restaurant Manager Vincent Lombardi chose the Mardi Gras theme because he wanted to bring a taste of New Orleans to Dedham. "I love New Orleans," he said. "but most importantly I wanted to bring the Cajun experience. Food is love and it's such a sexy, beautiful thing; and I wanted to bring that."
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
This picture was sent in from Lorraine Connolly. After the blizzard, her neighborhood was very creative and turned Heritage Hill in Greenlodge into a "new ski resort." That's one way of making the best experience out of Blizzard 2013.
Monday, February 11, 2013
It's been a struggle for the town to remove the snow because there's no place to put it.
According to The National Weather Service, the Blizzard of 2013 left Dedham with 22 inches of snow. And the town is unsure about the time frame for cleanup. "It's difficult to predict at this time," Town Administrator Bill Keegan said. "Our crews are trying to remove a lot if snow now because there is no place to put it." Residents were expressing their frustrations on Facebook and Twitter because there are still some hazardous driving conditions like Washington Street, near Dedham Square. "Folks will have to be patient as everyone does the best they can," he said. In the meantime, plow trucks are still circling the town to clear as much of the snow as possible. But how to dispose of the snow will remain to be the big issue. Some are …
Saturday, February 9, 2013
This footage was taken on Friday while driving down Route 1A right before the vehicle ban.
Friday, February 8, 2013
Stores like Panera Bread on Providence Highway are closing shop. But it's not just because of the storm, it's also due to the vehicle ban that was issued earlier today.
When word spread about the "historic storm," many went to Stop & Shop on Providence Highway to buy food and supplies. Milk was the first "essential" item to sell out.
Thursday, February 7, 2013
Patch stopped by Shaw's Star Market on Providence Highway to ask residents how they were preparing for the blizzard.
The National Weather Service is calling this a "potential historic storm" for the Dedham area, and already residents are heading to the supermarkets to stock up on items. So we decided to ask a few residents how they were preparing for the storm. How are you preparing for the blizzard? Tell us in the comments section below.
Monday, February 4, 2013
The Blue Bunny offers tips on what to look for when your shopping for kid friendly Valentine's Day gifts.
Valentine's Day isn't just for couples in love, it's also for kids who are in love with life. Margie Leonard is a book seller for The Blue Bunny in Dedham Square and she believes that a parent can never go wrong with giving a book for Valentine's Day. "Valentine's Day books are always popular," Leonard said. And there is an educational purpose behind giving a book. Kids will not only have fun reading (or hearing) the story, they will also feel encouraged to read. Something that many parents would support. Leonard also suggests making projects with kids for Valentine's Day. "You can never go wrong with getting craft projects for the kids," she said. "Arts and crafts are always popular items to get for any age." And for those who can't…
Friday, February 1, 2013
The Dedham Recreation Department wanted to create more programs that would not only allow the youth to be creative, but to also spark an interest in the sciences.
The Dedham Parks and Recreation Department is always finding new ways to educate the youth of Dedham through sports and the arts. But for Assistant Director Debbie Anderson, she felt that there was something missing, she wanted to see programs that dealt with science. That's when she got together with Carl Geden, an engineer and science teacher, to create a robotics program. "I wanted to expand our enrichment programs," Anderson said. "That was one of the areas I wanted to hit for the kids." And Geden was excited about the program because he enjoys teaching kids engineering. He feels that there are not enough people encouraging students to enter the field. "I want to provide an introduction to trigger their minds so they can say 'ah I …