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Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Last week was Busy!

Friday, April 20th, Friends of Norwood Center sponsored our First MEAL MOB/CASH MOB at the Common Cafe. What fun that was! A group mobbed the cafe and ordered from their menu of delicious salads, wraps, soups, cookies, and more. What a delicious way to support the community.

We also held our first SPENDING SATURDAY. With various "green" offers and events around Earth Day, participating stores like Babel's Paint and Decorating, Envy Boutique, Twice Is Nice, and Silver and Sage provided discounts and specials on their products.

Sunday was Earth Day and Friends of Norwood Center celebrated it at the Earth Day Extravaganza sponsored by Together Yes, the Environmental Youth Coalition, the Morrill Memorial Library, and the FNC. Due to the much-needed rain, the event was indoors at the United Church of Norwood's Community Room. I offered free face painting in Earth-themed subjects. What fun it was.

Together Yes photo of Kim Weineck painting Vic Babel's face
at the Earth Day Extravaganza, April 22nd

Today I'm delighted to announce that the soon-to-open Charles River Running at 679 Washington Street is starting its build-out and has a 'coming soon' sign in its window. Can't wait for the grand opening!

The Sweeterie, at 686 Washington Street (across from Perks Coffeehouse) is now open 7 days for your ice cream needs in the warmer weather. Fresh FroYo is also an option for your cooler sweet needs.

More is coming from FNC. Be sure to keep checking in for information on new Meal Mobs and more!

Thanks for reading!
~Kim Weineck,
Downtown Manager

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Today is Spending Saturday!

Today, Saturday 21st is our first SPENDING SATURDAY!

Where in Norwood Center will you Spend your Saturday?
Friends of Norwood Center hope you'll keep the Earth in mind in honor of Earth Day, tomorrow, April 22nd.

Events and Specials for our Earth Day Inspired SPENDING SATURDAY:

Babel's Paint and Decorating:  Sale on Benjamin Moore low VOC paint
Envy Boutique: 10% off non-sale items in the store, including Alex and Ani recycled metal bracelets
Custom Art Framing: 15% off custom framing orders using Eco-friendly moulding selection
Twice is Nice: Sale available on selected resale clothing items
Hill Jewelers: Up to 60% off selected jewelry selections
Silver and Sage: Enter a raffle to win a Mother's Day bouquet with 10% off all preorders today.

While in Norwood Center consider these Green Options:

Perks doesn't use styrofoam in its packaging
Antiques Roadhouse is an environmentally friendly business model of reusing goods
ReMARKable Clean Outs is also an environmentally friendly business of resale and repurposing.
Hill's Jewelers has been in Norwood Center for 30 years! And they recycle!

Thursday, April 19, 2012

MEAL MOB :: Fri, Apr 20, 12-2pm

MEAL MOB at the Common Cafe!

Friends of Norwood Center is asking everyone to enjoy lunch at the Common Cafe at 637 Washington Street (corner of Washington and Cottage Streets, downtown Norwood) tomorrow, Friday, April 20th.

Arrive anytime between 12-2pm. We want to mob the restaurant and give them a bounce in the business.

We've modeled this Meal Mob after the Cash Mobs that have been springing up in local-centered communities.

Can't have lunch at the Common Cafe? Stop in for a delicious pastry or a soft drink.

Looking forward to seeing you there!

Wednesday, April 11, 2012



Friends of Norwood Center want you to spend the 3rd Saturday of each month in Downtown Norwood!

The third Saturday of every month FNC will hold SPENDING SATURDAY, beginning Saturday, April 21st with a kick off to our Earth Day weekend of events with Together Yes. 

Your group support of our local merchants on these days can add up for our downtown businesses. When you spend your money locally more of that money stays in your local community. Make a difference in your community by patronizing your local merchants.

Every business in Norwood Center will benefit from your patronage on SPENDING SATURDAY, our version of a cash mob, but focused on numerous merchants in our Norwood Downtown business district. 

Green-focused businesses participating in our First SPENDING SATURDAY event 
with an Earth Day tie-in on April 21st include: 

Envy Boutique, 
Babel’s Paint and Decorating, 
Twice Is Nice, 
Silver and Sage, 
Custom Art Framing, 
Band Gig Music Program, 
with more coming on! 

Visit these stores for discounts and chances at raffle giveaways to be announced at the FNC and Together Yes Earth Day event on Sunday, April 22nd from 2-5pm, held at the United Church in Norwood’s common room.

Spending Saturdays feature savings and specials for patrons of Norwood Center stores, restaurants, businesses, etc. Want to know what is available to you for this month’s SPENDING SATURDAY? 
Check our website: for updated listings.

On April 21st, I’m spending it at businesses concerned with the earth and sustainability.
How about you?