Thursday, April 18, 2013
So far seven business are participating in donating a portion of their Saturday sales to benefit the victims of the Boston Marathon bombing.
The initiative to donate a portion of sales to the Boston Marathon victims started with a talk between Norwood Center's Kim Weineck and owner of Norwood Theater, Susan Lewis. The Norwood Theater was already planning to donate all proceeds to benefit a family that is affected by the bombing. Then she suggested to Weineck to ask restaurants if they would like to participate in helping the victims. There are now seven businesses participating. "A few charities to consider if making a donation directly: Meetinghouse Bank, Dorchester, MA has set up the Martin Richard Family Fund. Onefundboston.org is a non-profit established expressly to assist those affected by yesterday's bombing. Of course, the Red Cross is always an option, too," …
Friday, March 8, 2013
Despite the storm, there were still plenty of cars and pedestrians in Norwood Center. What are you seeing?
The roads are still difficult to drive through, but there are plenty of people trying to get through the day as if there's no snow. What are you doing during the storm? Share your photos and video by clicking on the upload button.
Thursday, January 31, 2013
Restaurant and business owners: Share your Valentines Day specials on Norwood Patch.
Valentine's Day is fast approaching. Flowers are being ordered, presents being wrapped, and restaurant reservations booked. Here at Norwood Patch, we want to help local business owners get the word out about Valentine's Day specials and promotions. Maybe you're offering a discount on Valentine's Day items, or featuring a special menu for a romantic dinner. Or, perhaps your on the other end of the spectrum - hosting an anti-Valentine's Day party. Either way, let us know what you're doing to celebrate Valentine's Day in the comments, and we'll feature your business in our roundup before the holiday.
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
A fundraising pub crawl will be held in Norwood Center on Saturday, Jan. 26 to benefit Katie Brannelly - who was struck by a motor vehicle in March of 2012.
A fundraising pub crawl will be held in Norwood Center on Saturday, Jan. 26 to benefit Katie Brannelly. All proceeds will benefit Katie, who was involved in an accident in March 2012. Katie, and Dom Rossi, were struck by a car on Washington St. in Norwood Center on March 8, 2012. The event includes a pub crawl, starting at Limey’s Pub at 1:30 p.m. and returning to Limey’s at 6 p.m. for a raffle and auction. Come for the day or join along the way. All donations will be gratefully accepted. For more information call Joe Greeley at 617-908-4158.
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Envy's owner, Nicole Vaphiades, says she specializes in finding the right outfit for the right woman.
Envy, a hip clothing and accessory store located at 677A Washington Street in Norwood Center is more than just a boutique. Nicole Vaphiades, the store's owner is a hands on individual who will work with each one of her clients even if it is to schedule a private fitting when the store is not open. It even says on the Envy website, "Call anytime for anything." The store is set up like a big walk-in closet. Three crystal chandeliers hang from the ceiling, illuminating rows of accessories, handbags and everything in between. Shoppers can schedule a "Girls Night Out" evening of shopping and enjoy appetizers, beverages and 10 percent off an entire purchase. In 2008 Envy was voted Best Jeans in South Boston Magazine. Patch spoke with Vaphiades …
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Norwood Police have arrested and charged a suspect in the knife-point robbery that took place in Norwood Center last Thursday.
Norwood Police have arrested a suspect in the armed robbery that took place in Norwood Center last Thursday. According to a Norwood Police statement, Joshua Johnson, 26, of 196 Fairmount Avenue Apt. 9 in Hyde Park, confessed to committing the robbery at the Norwood News Convenient Store after being arrested on an active warrant issued out of Suffolk Superior Court in Boston for an armed robbery and an additional charge of Heroin possession. On Friday, Dec. 14, Norwood Police went to 36 Walpole St. acting on an anonymous tip that a male subject staying in one of the apartments had an outstanding warrant. "Once inside Officer David Eysie and Detective Sergeant Robert Rinn met with the occupants," the police statement reads. "Two of the …
Saturday, December 15, 2012
Join the Norwood community Sunday at 8 p.m. on the Town Common for a candlelight vigil.
Norwood's Dawn Fitzgerald is putting together a candlelight vigil for Sunday, Dec. 16 at 8 p.m. on the Norwood Town Common for all the victims of the Connecticut Shootings. Fitzgerald said the vigil will be held rain or shine "for a brief prayer and moment of silence for the poor souls that lost their lives and loved ones in the Newtown, CT tragedy." People should bring their own candles for the event. Connecticut police said Friday afternoon, Dec. 14, that 26 people, including 20 children, were killed at an elementary school in Newtown, CT after a gunman opened fire. Another adult was killed at a second location. For more on the shooting, click here.
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Your daily dose of Patch knowledge.
Five Things You Need To Know Today is a Patch column that provides readers with essential, daily information at a glance. Check back later for more, and let us know what you think of the feature in the comments section. 1. Head out for a Holiday Shopping Stroll in downtown Norwood. Envy Boutique, Babels, Custom Art Framing and Charles River Running have teamed up to create a fun night of holiday shopping in Norwood Center tonight from 6-8 p.m. All merchants are offering specials and or free gifts with purchase. Charles River Running will have massage therapist Nichole Mccann at the store giving mini theraputic massages for weary shoppers. The owner of women's running apparel company "Women Run" will also be on hand with neat runner's gift …
Saturday, November 24, 2012
Start your holiday shopping at locally owned stores today during Small Business Saturday.
Small Business Saturday is today, Nov. 24. It is a day for everyone to support the small businesses that their community thrives on. American Express founded the day in 2010 to help small businesses get exposure during the holiday season, when they might be otherwise overlooked. With retailers buzzing around the holidays, it is important to support local small businesses that rely on their neighbors in order to continue prospering and building the local economy in Norwood. "Small Business Saturday is a great reminder to support the small businesses in your own community," Norwood Downtown Manager Kim Weineck said. "Bigger chain stores may have our constant attention with their larger advertising budgets, but it's up to us as local …
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Just what is Small Business Saturday and why should you support it in Norwood?
Big name national retailers take the spotlight on Black Friday as their deep price cuts pull in shoppers in droves. What about those mom-and-pop businesses all over Norwood and beyond that are the backbone of America’s economy? Just when do they get their day? That’s basically the question that was asked back in 2010 when the concept of Small Business Saturday was born. Small Business Saturday is “a day to celebrate and support small businesses and all they do for their communities,” the U.S. Small Business Administration explains on its website. American Express gets the credit for founding the shopping holiday, which got its official start on Nov. 27, 2010, according to the Small Business Saturday Facebook page. Celebrating its third …