Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Trunk or Treat


Farmers Market Tuesdays!

Have you visited the Norwood Farmers Market 2013? 

New Vendors! Two Farms! New Manager! Lots of fun and good stuff going on! 

Tuesday's market was wonderful! I was there to scope it out, meet and greet, and select some items for dinner (a fun task at hand). 


New this week: Ferrara's Greenhouse offering beautiful annuals,
herbs, tomato plants, and other great flowers and plants. 


Active afternoon market day - despite the heat. It was great energy!

Wine is available from Westport Vineyards. Lovely! 

Fair Trade Coffee and Tea along with baked goods from Amego, a
wonderful organization working with  those with autism.
Stop by and chat with them about this important organization. 

Sheldonville Soaps -
Handmade Soap: Natural, Vegan, Awesome!
This sign is simply Awesome!!

As I left the market it was more crowded than when I arrived! 

At home making dinner. Yummy carrots and sourdough bread!

Sweet potato gnocci and broccoli - delicious! 

Many reasons to come downtown. The Farmers Market is surely one of them!
See you there!




Thursday, August 1, 2013

Meet at the Farmers Market

The Farmers Market is a great place to meet up!

Here Tom O'Rourke, president of the NVCC is meeting Kim Ritchie who recently acquired Lisbeth's on the corner of Cottage and Central Streets. 

It was a beautiful day and lots was discussed, particularly about how to use the arts in Norwood Center to help FNC create that buzz about downtown. 



Thursday, April 18, 2013

Updated list :: Saturday Sales in Support participants

What a great downtown!

The following Norwood Center businesses will be donating a portion of Saturday sales to help the bombing victims:

Babel's Paint and Decorating
Charles River Running 26.2% of Saturday sales
Conrad's Restaurant 26.2% of Saturday food sales
Crossfit Florian participating in We Are All Affected 
Custom Art Framing/Gallery9 26.2% of Saturday sales
Envy Boutique  26.2% of Saturday sales
King, McNamara, & Moriarty, LLP making a donation
Limey's Pub making a donation/collecting donations
Napper Tandy's making a donation
Norwood Theatre 100% of Saturday show proceeds
Olde Colonial Cafe making a donation and Mother's Day dinner for 15 raffle!
Olivadi Restaurant 10% of Saturday's sales
On Track Cafe -- donating 50% of Saturday's sales
Saulnier Family Chiropractic  $20 donation for a comprehensive health screen     see this YouTube video for more info on this great offer! 
Thai Boo Restaurant donating 10% of Saturday sales, offering Norwood Theatre-goers $5 gift certificates
WCC Thrift Shop donating 50% of Saturday sales



This list will be updated! 

Specific business donations are determined by the business owner. Check with each business for specifics. 

Photos from Wednesday night's run

Wednesday, April 17th, Charles River Running organized a run and walk in support of those affected by the Boston bombings at the marathon. 


photo courtesy of Charles River Running

Runners were asked to wear marathon colors - blue and yellow - and the runners surely obliged! Crossfit Florian athletes were among some of those who participated in the run, too. 

photo courtesy of Crossfit Florian
Charlotte Walsh, the owner of Charles River Running commented that it's a "privilege to be a part of this caring and compassionate community."

What a great way to heal from Monday's tragic events.


Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Come downtown Saturday!

Please see the updated list of participating businesses here:


Norwood Center businesses are coming together in support of those affected by the Boston bombings this Saturday, April 20th.

Susan Lewis of the Norwood Theatre announced on Tuesday that "The Norwood Theatre will be donating 100% of ticket proceeds from our North Shore Acappella show...to The Richard Family Fund." To purchase your tickets, call the box office at 781-551-9000 or visit the website: norwoodstage.com 

UPDATE:
Due to the overwhelming response to The Meetinghouse Bank the Richard Family Fund has been put on hold and the bank will not be accepting donations at this time. We will proceed with the North Shore Acappella show as planned, and donate all ticket proceeds to the family or The One Fund, set up by Governor Patrick and Mayor Menino to support to people most affected by the Boston Marathon Tragedy.



A quick conversation with Susan later and FNC is happily helping to get other businesses offering donations as well!

So far, the following Norwood Center businesses will be donating a portion of Saturday sales to help the bombing victims:

Babel's Paint and Decorating
Charles River Running 26.2% of Saturday sales
Conrad's Restaurant 26.2% of Saturday food sales
Custom Art Framing/Gallery9 26.2% of Saturday sales
Envy Boutique  26.2% of Saturday sales
King, McNamara, & Moriarty, LLP making a donation
Napper Tandy's making a donation
Norwood Theatre 100% of Saturday show proceeds
Olde Colonial Cafe making a donation and raffling a Mothers' Day dinner for 15!
Olivadi Restaurant 10% of Saturday's sales
On Track Cafe -- donating 50% of Saturday's sales
Saulnier Family Chiropractic  $20 donation for a comprehensive health screen -- see this YouTube video for more info on this great offer! 



This list will be updated! 

Specific business donations are determined by the business owner. Check with each business for specifics. 



UPDATE: Norwood Theatre show to benefit Richard Family Fund

The Norwood Theatre will be donating 100% of ticket proceeds from our North Shore Acappella show, Saturday April 20th at 8:00 pm, to The Richard Family Fund, set up by the Meetinghouse Bank in Dorchester

Update: 
Due to the overwhelming response to The Meetinghouse Bank the Richard Family Fund has been put on hold and the bank will not be accepting donations at this time. We will proceed with the North Shore Acappella show as planned, and donate all ticket proceeds to the family or The One Fund, set up by Governor Patrick and Mayor Menino to support to people most affected by the Boston Marathon Tragedy.



The donation will be presented to the bank's president, Tony Paciulli during the show's intermission. 

This fund will go to support the Richard family, whose son, Martin was the youngest of the deceased from the Boston Marathon attack and his mother and sister remain in serious condition. 

Please consider coming out on Saturday evening to support this family in their time of need.

UPDATE: Due to the overwhelming response to The Meetinghouse Bank the Richard Family Fund has been put on hold and the bank will not be accepting donations at this time. We will proceed with the North Shore Acappella show as planned, and donate all ticket proceeds to the family or The One Fund, set up by Governor Patrick and Mayor Menino to support to people most affected by the Boston Marathon Tragedy.