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SPOTLIGHTS YOU MAY HAVE MISSED (scroll down to see previously posted SPOTLIGHTS)

10/5/12

THE SPOTLIGHT IS ON:

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At Cannoli’s Restaurant in Weymouth, you will experience authentic Italian fusion specialties while relaxing in a comfortable yet elegant waterfront dining room. Stop in for a relaxing lunch or dinner, or to enjoy the game at their stylish bar. Cannoli's offers spectacular water views, attentive service, and North End-style cuisine.

Cannoli's also offers a function room that can comfortably host up to 60 people with flat-screen TV's and a full bar! Catering is also available.

Cannoli’s Restaurant offers Greek and Mediterranean, Italian and Pizza within the $10-$30 price range.

 

 

 

 

Cannoli’s Restaurant

920 Washington St.

Weymouth

(781) 331-3664

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10/5/12

THE SPOTLIGHT IS ON: MANDALA TATTOO STUDIO

 

 

Mandala Tattoo Studio is located at 945 Worcester Rd. conveniently off of Rt.9 right across the street from Framingham State University and next door to Super Liquors.

Mandala Tattoo offers custom tattoo art in a clean, warm and friendly studio. All of the artists in the shop have been through all of the required courses to be Licensed Tattoo Artists in the state of Massachusetts and have portfolios available for viewing.

 

 

At Mandala, they strive to bring you the exact tattoo you want, through studying the many different genres of today’s tattoo culture.

Walk- ins are always welcome, but to ensure there will be enough time for your tattoo, appointments are recommended.

 

Go to the Mandala Facebook page for more.

Shop Hours:

Tuesday-Friday 1:00pm-10:00pm

Satuday 12:00pm-10:00pm

Sunday 12:00pm-6:00pm

 

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9/28/12

THE SPOTLIGHT IS ON: GIFTS 4 SOUL of IPSWICH

 

Step in and absorb all the sparkle and inspiration of what awaits! Presented before you is a collection of wares and attire to delight any soul.

 

Gifts 4 Soul showcases an array of beautiful clothing, jewelry, and accessories that make the perfect gift for a loved one or even for yourself!

 

Owner, Lisa Meninno is incessantly seeking the most unique and sensible items to suit any lifestyle and fashion preference – including goods that are environmentally (and aesthetically) friendly. From handbags to belts and everything in between, this special gift shop has something for everyone of any age.

At Gifts 4 Soul a new discovery for your home and your closet is just around the corner, in Ipswich, MA. Inventory is constantly revolving and evolving with the seasons.

You can find:

•Organic Clothing

•Jewelry

•Home Accessories

•Clothing Accessories

•Art

GIFTS 4 SOUL

Mon – Fri | 10 – 5 PM

Sat | 12 – 5 PM

21 South Main Street

Ipswich MA

 

GIFTS 4 SOUL FACEBOOK

 

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9/21/12

THE SPOTLIGHT IS ON: JUST DESSERTS

Just Desserts Bakery & Cafe is a small neighborhood bakery, owned and operated by cake master Lisa Lundin. Lisa is a self-taught baker, who grew up baking for her big Italian family in The Bronx where she dreamed of someday opening a bakery of her very own. After getting married, moving to Massachusetts and raising 4 children (including a set of triplets) Lisa took a chance and opened up shop in September 2011. Since then, she has won the Reader’s Choice Best Bakery in the Region and Best Bakery in Bridgewater awards two years in a row! She’s not only a community favorite, but also has a cult following with the college crowd. She’s a wonderful success story and an inspiration for women everywhere!

Being a downtown bakery in a small community, Just Desserts gets to know the customers very closely. Just Desserts is able to have the pleasure of playing a role in important events in their lives - from weddings and anniversaries, bridal showers and baby showers, to 1st birthdays and 101st birthdays. It is beyond important to Just Desserts that they deliver the very best products to make that special day perfect and memorable. It means so much to that you chose Just Desserts again and again to take part in your celebrations.

Just Desserts is most famous for their beautifully designed custom cakes and cupcakes. The cakes not only look amazing, the taste is out of this world! Customers rave that they are the most delicious, moist, and budget-friendly cakes in the area.

At Just Desserts, they do everything from elegant wedding cakes, funky stacked cakes and kid-themed birthday cakes. Check out their website at www.justdessertscafe.net for a peek! Or go to the Facebook page here to see what Just Desserts is up to!

Just Desserts

Corner of Center Square

1 Main Street

Bridgewater

508-807-0387

 

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9/14/12

THE SPOTLIGHT IS ON: SUDBURY WINE & SPIRITS

Sudbury Wine and Spirits is a modern, neighborhood shop that balances many of the popular brands at fantastic prices with even more limited production wine, craft beers and small batch spirits. Their goal is to provide you with the best selection, customer service and education.

Most people have had a rewarding experience with wine – at a nice meal, at an event or with family and friends. But not many people relish the experience of shopping for wine, beer or spirits.

Product choices at many shops can be overwhelming. At Sudbury Wine and Spirits, their mission is to eliminate the confusion and extend the positive experience you’ve had sharing wine onto the retail side.

Sudbury Wine and Spirits is about honoring the individuality of the people behind each brand of wine, beer and liquor it sells, as well as the overall shopping experience. The number one focus is the customer and they show it in terms of honesty, passion and humor.

 

Perfect for when you need a great bottle fast!

This is the featured section of wines rated 90 points or higher out of a possible 100 points that cost under $20!

These wines combine value and ratings from respected publications such as Wine Spectator and Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate. Not only are these wines rated highly by these publications, but the staff at Sudbury Wine cherry-picks the 90+ pointers under $20 to make sure you only get the best ones. There isn’t a bad wine in the lot. These wines are rotated every few weeks so there is always something fresh to pick from.

 

 

 

Go to their website and check out their Wine Blog! This month you can tour Tuscany: An Imaginary Wine Tour through the blog.

 

 

Sudbury Wine & Spirits Delivers!

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SUDBURY WINE AND SPIRITS

Monday through Saturday: 9 AM – 9 PM

Sunday: 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM

410 Boston Post Road

Sudbury, MA 01776

(in the Rugged Bear Plaza)

978-443-1300

http://sudburywine.com/

Email: chris@sudburywine.com

 

9/7/12

THE SPOTLIGHT IS ON: STORYBOOK COVE

Storybook Cove is an independently owned Children's Bookstore that was founded by Janet Bibeau (a former teacher and school librarian) in Hanover, Massachusetts (south of Boston) in 1990. The goal of Storybook Cove has always been to provide quality books and book related toys and gifts to children and to those who love and care for them -- parents, teachers, grandparents, aunts, uncles, friends. In their "bricks-and-mortar" store, Storybook Cover strives to provide friendly, knowledgeable service by helping customers pick just the right book for the young reader in their lives.

Storybook Cove offers an in-store "Book Club Card/Preferred Customer Program" -- for every 10 books (or book related items) you purchase, you receive the average of the amount you have spent as a credit in the store.

There’s also a Calendar of fun programs for children which encourage them to read.

Storybook Cove also features many non-fiction books and other items of interest to teachers and offers a Teacher Discount on all book purchases.

While you may order books from Storybook Cove online, 24/7 (hours/days), you are encouraged to visit the store!

In addition to quality children's books, they sell many specialty toys and games. In the Doll Boutique there are have clothes, accessories and furniture for popular 18 inch girl dolls and 15 inch baby dolls such as the American Girl dolls and Gotz dolls (Storybook Cove is not affiliated with any doll company).

Here’s a sampling of the books available to you at Storybook Cove!

Picture Books, for more click HERE

 

Early Readers, for more click HERE

 

7-9 year olds, for more click HERE

 

10-12 year olds, for more click HERE

 

12+ for more click HERE

 

Teens, for more click HERE

 

STORYBOOK COVE
Merchants Row
Upper Level
Washington St/Rte 53
Hanover, MA 02339
781-871-7801
jbcove@bibeau.us

 

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9/1/12

THE SPOTLIGHT IS ON: GHELFI'S CHOCOLATES!

Ghelfi’s chocolates are made with only the finest ingredients right in their candy kitchen on Cape Cod. Ghelfi’s has been perfecting the art of candy making for three generations and are sure that you will find their sweets irresistible.

Their homemade chocolates may be ordered by telephone, fax, mail or email and Ghelfi’s provides free gift wrapping and will ship anywhere.

 

 

Ghelfi's Candies
228 Main St,
Falmouth, MA 02540
Call us toll free at (800) 645-1475
or locally at (508) 457-1085
Fax: (508) 457-5361
E-mail :
ghelfis@cape.com

 

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8/17/12

THE SPOTLIGHT IS ON: SAMBA STEAK & SUSHI!

Samba Steak and Sushi offers not only culinary excellence, but also a unique and exciting cultural experience. Samba specializes in Hibachi (Teppanyaki), Sushi and Entrées that fuse traditional Japanese cuisine with South American spices and culinary techniques.

Delivery and Take-out - Menus Delivery and take-out are available daily for lunch and dinner

Private Parties and Catering- Samba has a private function room for parties and provides a catering service for enjoying The Samba Experience in the privacy of your own dining room.

Functions

Samba is the perfect place to host all your special occasions. The private function room seats 20 – 100 people and is ideal for both family and corporate events. Samba’s will customize a package suited specifically for your taste, including various entertainment options. The function room is perfect for:

  • Graduation Parties
  • Communion and Confirmation Parties
  • Bachelorette Parties
  • Birthdays
  • Wedding Rehearsal Dinners
  • Bridal Showers
  • Company Team Building Events
  • Company Holiday Parties

Events - There is always something new and exciting at Samba! Check out our Events Calendar for upcoming events and special promotions.

Weekly Events Include

Samba Weekend Magic- Magic by George will be appearing at Samba every Sunday 5pm-8pm. Come in and be prepared to be amazed by George’s up-close, non-stop, rapid-fire, sleight-of-hand wonders (no cover charge) | Learn more

Sushi 101 – sushi making classes Tuesday - Thursday, 6:00pm – 7:30pm with Sushi Chef, Drew Novack ($60 per person)| Learn more | Buy tickets

Samba @night – DJ, Dancing and Karaoke every Thursday – Saturday, 9pm – closing (no cover charge)| Learn more

Family Sundays – every Sunday, kids 10 years and under eat FREE |Free cotton candy! | Magic by George Learn more

Live R&B with Stevie Silver, Thursday, August 23rd from 7:00 – 10:30 pm. Hosted by the MetroWest Mavericks. Tickets are $15; $5 will go to Framingham Youth Football. To purchase tickets, visit: http://nceptivefundraisingevent.eventbrite.com/

Samba Steak & Sushi

Hours of operation

Mon – Wed, 11am – midnight
Thu – Sat, 11am – 1am
Sun, 11am – 10 pm

* Lunch is served until 4pm daily

508-628-0288

 

 

 

 

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8/10/12

THE SPOTLIGHT IS ON: WHIMSICAL WISHES!

Whimsical Wishes offers expressions for every occasion — births, weddings, anniversaries, birthdays, showers and even a special thank you! With a classic yet whimsical quality, each of the designs are hand crafted using exquisite fabrics, ribbons, trims, patterns and embellishments setting the stage for the special experience that awaits. Whimsical Wishes takes the time to truly honor these occasions with creativity, thought and imagination.

It started as a hobby. Even as a very young child, founder and designer, Jess Rivkin Black, can remember hours of pondering the perfect plan for celebrating that special occasion. Whether it was her parent’s anniversary, the holidays, a friend’s birthday, or her sister’s wedding shower, she would concoct a wacky theme to fit the occasion and their personality.

Jess put her artistic abilities to work creating unique invitations, packaging, favors, and presents. Friends and family can attest to having been dragged through endless scavenger hunts or presented with an invitation to attend a surprise evening of festivities leading up to the actual present.

For Jess, it’s about the sentiment and the experience in receiving the sentiment in her own unique way. Over the years, her hobby evolved as friends and family turned to Jess to create special and unique sentiments for their celebrations.

Jess would sit down over coffee or lunch and discuss their hopes for the event such as colors, visuals, textures and more. She would live and breathe thinking about their vision to create a one of kind piece to capture the essence of the occasion.

Thrilled with the end result, friends and family started to refer their friends and family. Jess was excited about the interest and potential but at the same time, she was overwhelmed trying to balance the demands of a full time “corporate” day job and being a new mom. With much encouragement and support from her husband and loved ones, (who have all helped cut, glue and tie); she decided to take the plunge and follow her heart (putting her B.A. in Studio Art to work) and founded Whimsical Wishes in 2006.

 

WEDDINGS

Whether you are having a black tie affair or a beach side clambake, Whimsical Wishes offers a hand crafted and one of a kind design to compliment your celebration.

 

 

 

BABY

The arrival of a baby is a special and one of a kind experience. Ask about the “Coochie Coo” collection which includes birth announcements, thank you notes, children’s stationary, shower and party invitations — the perfect place to find that special something to welcome and honor your new bundle of joy.

 

 

MITZVAH

Whether you are having a black tie affair or a casual party, there is a special design to celebrate the occasion and your bar/bat mitzvah.

 

 

 

PARTY

Every party has its own personality. Let the invitation set the stage for what’s to come.

 

 

 

HOLIDAYS

The holidays bring sparkle and magic as we celebrate months past and bring in the New Year. The holiday collection offers festive, vibrant and whimsical sentiments.

 

 

 

CORRESPONDENCE

Whimsical Wishes’ correspondence collection offers fresh and playful designs for both adults and youth to compliment your personality and every sentiment..

 

 

 

Jess Rivkin Black
Founder and Designer
Whimsical Wishes 267.235.4897 jess@whimsicalwishes.com

GENERAL INFO: info@whimsicalwishes.com

ORDERS: orders@whimsicalswishes.com

 

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7/27/12

THE SPOTLIGHT IS ON: Go Bananas Army Navy Surplus Store!

 

 

Bananas is the “working man’s L.L. Bean”, where you can find almost anything you are looking for at this Army-Navy surplus store. There are two stores in Massachusetts at the “Gateway to Cape Cod” on Route 6 & 28, East Wareham (in front of Water Wizz Park) and there is a GONE BANANAS OUTLET STORE on Main Street, Kingston, Exit 8 off Route 3 (left to Main Street near Plymouth Town line.)

Looking for authentic military ware? Check out Bananas field gear and surplus items. Bananas has an extensive line - everything from canteens to repelling ropes, M-44 goggles and parachutes.

Bananas has the gear you need to survive. Whether that means you need a Camo Two Man Tent for your trip to the mountains or a JT Mask and 200 Round Hopper for your next paintball game. Bananas has it!


Ever been up a creek without a paddle? Not if you shopped at Bananas. They have
canoes, inflatable boats, accessories and paddles. Kayaks are their specialty and Bananas carries a large selection of name brand kayaks at discount prices! Great boats for beginners to intermediates too!

So they say you can't know a man until you've walked a mile in his boots. Well, if you have to get to know a man, you'd better hope he bought his boots at Bananas. They have a huge selection of military, work and outdoor boots-brands ranging from Chippewa, Dunham, Kamik, Wolverine and Doc Martens.

If for work or play you need to protect yourself against the elements, then you've come to the right place. Bananas has military, work and outdoor gear from brands such as Dickies, Columbia, Woolrich, and more.

 

Check out the Kingston Outlet Store
East on Exit 8 off Route 3 to
45 Main Street ~ Route 3
Near Kingston - Plymouth Town Line

 


Here you will find a broad selection of clothing, camping supplies and equipment, kayaks, canoes, and other boating items all at amazingly low prices. You're liable to find anything you are looking for from an extensive line of authentic military surplus from boots, clothes, to tents, field gear, knives, stickers, and even dog tags.

GO BANANAS:
Rt. 6 & Rt. 28, East Wareham, 1A
(in front of Water Wizz Park).

GONE BANANAS OUTLET STORE:
Main Street, Kingston, Exit 8 off Rt. 3 (left to Main Street near Plymouth Town line.)

1-508-291-0005

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7/20/12

THE SPOTLIGHT IS ON: BEN & JERRY'S ICE CREAM SCOOP SHOP OF NATICK

 

Ben & Jerry’s Natick Scoop Shop is known as the largest and best ice cream shop in Metrowest! Since 1997, Ben & Jerry’s Natick Scoop Shop has been an oasis of ice cream euphoria; a place for a bit of self-indulgence and joy for the belly and soul. Every day Ben & Jerry’s will provide you with the best ice cream, customer service and dining experience. Their goal is for you to have a memorable, euphoric ice cream experience.

What comes to mind when you think of Ben & Jerry’s? If you are like most people you probably think of two socially active guys, a quirky corporate culture, and the best ice cream in the world: with such iconic flavors as Cherry Garcia and Phish Food. All this is true, Ben & Jerry’s is indeed the home of the most memorable ice cream, shakes, sundaes and smoothies, but did you know that they also specialize in:

 

In fact, Ben & Jerry’s Scoop Shop is the ONLY Ben & Jerry’s in the world that is in the Top 10 in Scoop Shop, Catering and Ice Cream Cake sales! Whether you seek one of Ben & Jerry's classic tye-dye cakes or have a unique design in mind, the "cakers" at the Natick Scoop Shop will fulfill your vision.

The classic Ben & Jerry's Natick ice cream cake consists of 2-layers of ice cream with cookie crunchies in the middle, and brownies on the bottom.

If you have allergy concerns - no worries. The Natick Scoop Shop has unrivaled expertise, and processes, to handle all allergy concerns: nuts, gluten, soy, even lactose.

Are you planning an event?

  • Personal Milestone – Birthday, wedding, Bar/Bat Mitzvah, baby shower, or anniversary
  • Corporate – Employee appreciation, company outing or staff meeting
  • Real Estate – Tenant appreciation (residential or commercial)
  • Fundraiser

If so, let Ben & Jerry’s make your event truly unique and memorable. Catering with Ben & Jerry’s Natick Catering is simple, stress-free and inexpensive. They will strive to make the event as effortless as possible for you. You choose the ice cream flavors, and toppings, and Ben & Jerry’s will do the rest: set-up, serve, and clean-up. Perhaps best of all, all events costs less than $6 per person!

Party Options:

  • Cup & Cone Party – Your four favorite four ice cream flavors scooped in a cup or cone.
  • Deluxe Cup & Cone Party - Your four favorite four ice cream flavors scooped in a cup or cone plus your choice of rainbow or chocolate sprinkles.
  • Sundae Party – Your four favorite ice cream flavors, four dry toppings, hot fudge, hot caramel, and whipped cream. (the most popular event.)
  • Deluxe Sundae Party - Your five favorite ice cream flavors, five dry toppings, hot fudge, hot caramel, whipped cream, and freshly sliced bananas.
  • Sundae Party (Table Top Set-up)
    Sundae Party (Ice Cream Cart)
    Cup & Cone (Selling Ice Cream)


    Sound tasty, fun, and unique? To learn more, call the Shop at (508) 650-5400, you’ll get a return call the same day!

CHECK OUT THE MANY BEN & JERRY'S FLAVORS HERE

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7/13/12

THE SPOTLIGHT IS ON: GINGER BETTY'S

 

In 1995, Beth Veneto began creating Gingerbread Houses as a favor to some friends. She got the idea that gum drops and penny candy were in her future! Ginger Betty’s is dedicated to the “fine art of Ginger Bread baking and much more …”. You will find ginger bread men, women, children, and families. There are gingerbread houses and boxes of all types, all customizable for any occasion.

A visit to this unique shop is a treat for the young and the young at heart. “It’s a fun place” says Beth Veneto. “It’s for kids and the kid in each of us”. There are balloons, a wooden gingerbread house, and lots of candy.

Come down to Ginger Betty’s and enjoy the magic of imagination.

 

Keep this in your calendar!

Ginger Betty’s 6th Annual Family Fun Day-August 11, 2012

Join the G.I. Ginger Betty Foundation and Support Our Soldiers and Their Families

The G.I. Ginger Betty Foundation is hosting its – “Sharing Cookies – Making Friends” Festival on Saturday, August 11, 2012 from Noon to 5 pm at The Summer House Tent at Marina Bay. For the past few years, the Foundation has provided many smiles to our littlest soldiers and their families back in the States by delivering Gingerbread Houses and cookies to their homes. Also, sending out APO boxes full of our signature Ginger Snap cookies overseas to our troops to show our gratitude of their daily sacrifices for our country.

You can help Ginger Betty’s and join in the fun on August 11th for this great cause.

 

Ginger Betty’s has a wonderful variety of goodies! There’s the Famous Ginger Betty Ginger Snap Cookie; soft gingerbread drizzled with rich chocolate. Gingerbread houses are the traditional Ginger Betty creation and can be personalized for any event or holiday. The Gingerbread Boxes are filled with cookies and personalized to your event or business! Cookie trays are a great way to sample all that Ginger Betty’s has to offer! Top off your cookie tray with a custom logo cookie and you’ve got an unforgettable gift for clients.

Ginger Betty’s Gift Baskets make the perfect gift for employee incentives, fundraising/charity events, seminar giveaways, or to just send a thank you.

Whether it’s a birthday party for your child’s birthday party or a wedding cake, Ginger Betty’s cakes are delicious and moist and decorated to fit any theme.

 

Ginger Betty Book

 

Sugar, spice and everything nice, that’s what Ginger Betty is made of.

Ginger Betty, The Gingerbread Girl is the story of how a child’s imagination, paired with magical frosting make sweet memories and lifelong friends a true reality. Ginger Betty’s award winning Ginger bread cookie was the inspiration for her much anticipated first book. With her friends Ginger Addie, Ginger Charlie, Ginger Snap, Gum Drop, and the ever so mischievous Raisin Head, Ginger Betty’s adventures are just beginning. A story for all ages, Ginger Betty, The Gingerbread Girl, brings us back to our childhood where magical adventures and a child’s imagination are limitless.

Ginger Betty’s Bakery won the 2007 World Trade Center Gingerbread contest for Best in Show, Kid’s Favorite and Best Tasting.

Buy the Book!

 

 

Ginger Betty’s Bakery

215 Samoset Ave

Quincy, Massachusetts 02169

 

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7/6/12

THE SPOTLIGHT IS ON: Fleur-tatious Floral Design

Fleur-tatious Floral Design

 

Fleur-tatious Floral Design offers custom floral designs, fresh cut flowers, roses, plants, dish gardens, some beautifully potted orchids and a variety of giftware.

After spending the past 12 years working in the Financial Services industry at several of Boston's well known mutual fund firms, Christian Young decided to pursue a long term dream and open a flower shop. It just so happened that Kerry at Flowers and Gifts by Kerry Ann was looking to exit the business and I took the opportunity and purchased her shop.

 

The timing worked out perfectly as Christian had just completed his education in floral design and florist shop management at Rittner's School of Floral Design in Boston. Rittner's School of Floral Design, operated by Dr. Steve Rittner, has been teaching floral designing for over 60 years.

The rose special from Fleur-tatious Floral Design is very popular. For $14.99 you get a dozen long stem roses with babies breath and greens wrapped with a ribbon. Giving someone special roses just because is wonderful gesture, especially when it is not expected.

Fleur-tatious Floral Design is committed to offering only the finest floral arrangements and gifts, backed by service that is friendly and prompt. All customers are important, and the professional staff is dedicated to making your experience a pleasant one.

Fleur-tatious Floral Design has a large inventory of fresh flowers, tropical, plants, European/dish gardens, contemporary and traditional arrangements, high-style floral arrangements, silk arrangements, weddings, funeral designs, extensive gift line, gourmet and fruit baskets, gift baskets, and greeting cards.

Check out their website: www.fleurtatiousfloral.com

Like them on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/FleurtatiousFloral

Fleur-tatious Floral Design (Formerly Flowers and Gifts by Kerry Ann)

at 985 Pleasant Street (Route 104)

Bridgewater

Store Hours

9:00-5:00 Monday through Friday

9:00-2:00 on Saturdays

Serves the following areas in Massachusetts: Brockton Middleboro Raynham East Bridgewater West Bridgewater Taunton Bridgewater

 

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6/29/12

THE SPOTLIGHT IS ON: Royal Beauty

Royal Beauty

Royal Beauty LLC is a boutique & spa located in Norwell MA. Royal Beauty offers a full menu of spa services as well as prestigious cosmetics and accessories. The staff are licensed, trained professionals who are committed to delivering upscale treatments.

Linda Crisafulli, Spa Owner

Linda’s Background includes:

‚Äč12 years of experience as an Esthetician & Nail Tech, Adamo Day Spa.

Owner and freelancer for wedding makeup services, Smokey Eye Makeup Artistry

New England Area Artist Trainer for Prestigious Cosmetics Sales for Independent beauty stores, ECScott Group

Professional Smashbox Makeup Artist

 

Linda Crisafulli has been in the beauty industry for over 12 years as an Esthetician, Nail Tech and Professional makeup artist. Linda is locally known and has established her talent within the coastal south shore. Her knowledge of the cosmetic industry and passion for beauty has been her inspiration for Royal Beauty.

 

Day spa services include:

- Waxing
- Makeup
- Manicures
- Pedicures
- Manicures
- Facials
- Massage
- Body treatments

 

 

Boutique:

- Full line of organic, natural, and Eco-friendly skincare, bath and body, and makeup

- High-end makeup bags and handbags

- Trendy costume jewelry


Royal Beauty specializes in relaxing day spa services and encourages wedding parties, bachelorette parties, couples' treatments, teen services, and men and women of all ages!

Be prepared to be relaxed! At Royal Beauty, services are done with high end products that are natural and organic. The professional staff is experienced and knowledgeable, leaving your mind and body calm and relaxed! The Spa Treatment body rituals are very detailed with beautiful organic products that are exclusive to Royal Beauty Spa. Royal Beauty truly cares and does not take shortcuts. Royal Beauty you will exceed your expectations!

Royal Beauty

Hours

Mon-Tue: 10:00am-5:00pm
Wed: 10:00am-6:00pm
Thu-Fri: 10:00am-7:00pm
Sat: 9:00am-5:00pm

Royal Beauty

164 Washington Street, Suite 101

Norwell

781-871-7000

http://www.royalbeauty-spa.com/

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6/22/12

THE SPOTLIGHT IS ON: AL'S BACKWOODS BERRIE COMPANY

Al's Backwoods Berrie Company

Welcome to Al's Backwoods Berrie Co., a small family run business located in Historic Plymouth, Massachusetts.

Known as America's hometown, The Mayflower, Plimouth Plantation, and Plymouth Rock are just some of the history that can be found here. Although known for being one of the top historic vacation destinations in the country Plymouth is also a location full of great natural resources. Located on the inside edge of Cape Cod Bay, our seafood is the freshest and small local farmers produce everything from beef to berries. Home to some of the country’s oldest cranberry growers, how could Al’s not take advantage of all this, and some old recipes to make some great homemade jams?

 

The goal at Al's Backwoods Berrie Co. is to produce the best homemade jams from the freshest ingredients. All of the jams are made with local fruit when in season. Out of season Al’s buys only fruit sold by reputable suppliers. The jams from Al’s are made on site, and Al’s controls the freshness and quality in every jar.

Raspberry Rum is the top seller followed by Jalapeno Pepper. This year Al’s will be trying out some Wine Jellies. All are jams are made with local fruit whenever possible and when the local supply dries up we use fresh frozen.

Every jam recipe is a family recipe that has been around for years, starting with family in Prince Edward Island in Canada all the way to the hills of Maine!

You can find Al’s Backwoods Berrie Company in the Plymouth Farmers Market twice a month starting in June and the Old Rochester Farmers Market on Tuesdays at the Old Rochester Regional School on Route 6 in Mattapoisett. Al’s will be in the Quincy Farmers Market once a month starting in June on Fridays in Quincy Center.

 

These stores carry Al’s Backwoods Berrie jams:

Common Sense, Main St. in Plymouth

Plymouth Bay Winery, Water St. in Plymouth

Blue Blinds Bakery, North St. in Plymouth

 

Al’s Backwoods Berrie Co.

Plymouth, MA

508-317-0205

http://www.alsbackwoodsberrie.com/

 

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6/15/12

THE SPOTLIGHT IS ON: Rosado & Sons Landscape Construction

 

 

Rosado & Sons, Inc. is a full service landscape construction company serving all of New England. Rosado specializes in outdoor living and all phases of landscape construction, design and maintenance. Rosado believes that having and maintaining a beautiful landscape isn't an expense, it's an investment.

 

Their reputation is built on quality workmanship and customer satisfaction. You will find that the Rosado team of professionals are always available to answer your questions, and will bring your landscape vision from concept to reality.

As a full service landscape construction company, Rosado can take care of any projects and improvements you need. Stone walls, walkways, patios, irrigation, landscape lighting, designs, decks, and new planting beds are just a few of the services offered. The representatives at Rosado are always available to evaluate your property and discuss your specific needs!

The professional team of experienced maintenance specialists at Rosado takes pride in maintaining your property as if it were their own.

  • Weekly maintenance

  • Spring clean ups

  • Fall clean ups

  • Pruning and Trimming

  • Mulching

  • Flower beds and gardens

  • Fertilizations & custom lawn applications

  • Aerating / Thatching / Slice Seeding

 

Check out more of their beautiful work in their photo gallery. The gallery shows everything from landscape designs, patios and pergolas, fire pits, stone work and much, much more.

Rosado & Sons, Inc.

217B Turnpike Rd.

Westborough

508-366-3700

http://www.rosadoandsons.com/

 

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6/8/12

THE SPOTLIGHT IS ON: WALTERS SPECIALTY FOODS!

 

Background…

 

 

Growing up in the Caribbean, when Phil Walters was a youth, was as much about food as it was about pitching marbles or playing cricket. Walters and his friends picked cockles from the sandy shorelines and steamed them in a delicious peppery broth. They trapped crabs from the receding tide at dusk, netted sprats in the shallows and roasted them on an open coal fire sprinkled with salt and pepper. They even roasted cashew nuts ignoring the fact that we would end up with burned lips and blistered hands from the oils emitted from the shells.

 

 

 

 

That was then, and today the island Nevis is known for its exclusive boutique hotels, five star four season resorts and thirty-eight square miles of lush rain forest and beautiful stretches of white sandy beaches.

 

 

 

 

 

Phil Waters inherited his culinary skills from his mother. She was a terrific cook in every sense of the word. She was skilled in turning family meals into incredible experiences. Food was prepared in typical West Indian fashion, a little bit of this and a pinch of that, and never a written recipe as a guide. When she prepared a meal her hands were guided by instinct, insight, and love together with lots of imagination. The results were pure magic.

As early as Walters can remember, Saturday mornings meant going to the local market which was literally a stone’s throw from home. There they would buy the ingredients for weekend meals. The first stop usually was at Mr. Hendrickson’s butcher stall to pick up meat for Saturday’s soup (an incredibly hearty meal) along with a cut of beef for Sunday’s dinner.

Phil was usually able to convince the butcher to give him scraps of meat to take home for his dog Bowser. Occasionally he would bring a container to fill with fresh pig’s blood to make black pudding.

The next stop on the visit to the market was a visit to the “turn hands”, who were the ladies selling fruit and vegetables – essential ingredients for the family’s meals. A typical shopping list called for sweet potatoes, pumpkin, yams, dasheen, tania, carrots, Christophe along with herbs such as thyme, chives, onions some tomatoes and of course peppers – lots of peppers.

Bell peppers were used for seasoning and scotch peppers added flavor to soups and were the key ingredient for hot sauces. Walters still remembers his mother cutting, grinding and seasoning fiery concoctions without gloves, goggles or the benefit of other protective gear wear that is used today. Without protective eyewear she would be nearly blinded by the pungent fiery aroma of the sauce – but it was all worth it because in the end there emerged wonderful, flavorful hot sauces filled with goodness and love. Walters Specialty Foods Caribbean hot sauces are a tribute to Phil’s mother and you’ll love them as much as he does.

You must experience the culinary culture of the Islands through Walters Specialty Foods authentic Carib inspired sauces and fruit preserves.

The hot sauces are specifically designed to immediately tantalize your taste buds with a burst of flavor from the habanero and sweet peppers and the carefully selected herbs and spices. The heat that kicks in following that taste explosion will awaken your senses and make you feel warm all over but will not overwhelm your taste buds.

 

The elegant lines of preserves are carefully handcrafted in small batches using the finest ingredients possible. Fresh blueberries, raspberries and blackberries are harvested from Walters own gardens and supplemented when necessary from other local farmers. The finest lavender buds are used to create our delicate Lavender Champagne Jelly, locally grown beach plums are hand-picked the exquisite Beach Plum Jelly and Beach Plum Syrup. You have to try the tantalizing savory Red Bell Pepper and Ancho Chili Jam or our Roasted Garlic and Onion Jam.

You can take comfort in the knowledge that whatever products you choose, it will be a pleasing and flavorful experience for your palate!

Walters Specialty Foods

Phil Walters, Walters Specialty Foods
Kingston, Massachusetts 02364
Phone: 781-588-0070

http://www.waltersspecialtyfoods.com/

 

6/1/12

THE SPOTLIGHT IS ON: DREAM DINNERS

Dream Dinners is about families

 

 

Dream Dinners is about getting kids to school, a soccer game or band practice on time. Dream Dinners is about mothers who have too much to do and too little time to do it, about home, family and friends—the good times, the sad times and all the times we share with those we care about most. Food and families are at the heart of everything we do. From easy preparation to joyful participation, from a smiling face to a helping hand, Dream Dinners provides all the ingredients for a great meal.

 

Dream Dinners is a unique company founded on a mission of bringing families together around the dinner table. They provide everything you need to assemble great dinners to enjoy as you relax and talk about the events of the day. Dream Dinners offers freedom from the hassles surrounding the planning and preparation of meals night after night and gives friends and family an opportunity to come together in a fun-filled setting to assemble their Dream Dinners in a very short time just once a month (most make their meals in under an hour).

The Dream Dinners story

Named "the grandmother" of fix-and-freeze businesses by TIME magazine, Dream Dinners is recognized as the originator of innovative and convenient dinner assembly stores. Created by working mothers Stephanie Allen and Tina Kuna, the Snohomish, Washington-based company was the first to roll out this timesaving concept on a national scale.

Dream Dinners evolved from the homegrown practice of co-founder Stephanie Allen, a working mother who began making fix-and-freeze meals for her family in 1986. By preparing and freezing entrees using fresh raw ingredients, Allen improved on traditional pre-cooked methods, resulting in better tasting meals. She refined the process for efficiency and began developing a collection of specialized recipes.

Allen was showered with requests to share her secret method for timesaving meal preparation. When the demand became overwhelming, Allen enlisted the help of long-time friend and experienced business manager Tina Kuna. The partners hosted the first series of large-scale meal assembly sessions in March 2002, which became the catalyst for opening the first Dream Dinners store three months later.

Within six months, the company expanded to two new Seattle-area locations. By early 2003, the Dream Dinners concept attracted national media coverage, and the company began receiving thousands of unsolicited franchise inquiries from potential owners across the country. The partners expanded their business model and established a national franchise in June 2003. Allen and Kuna signed 35 new stores in the first six months, selecting from more than 6,800 applications.

In less than three years, Dream Dinners rocketed from a smart concept to a thriving national brand. Dream Dinners provides everything you need to assemble delicious dinners for your family, store in your freezer and serve in the weeks ahead. Dream Dinners supplies all the essentials, from easy-to-follow instructions to fresh, pre-cut ingredients.

 

Dream Dinners Dream Dinners

847 Edgell Road 206 East Main Street

Framingham Milford, MA 01757

508-877-3336 508-473-1888

Nobscotplazama@dreamdinners.com Nathanielplazama@dreamdinners.com

 

5/25/12

THE SPOTLIGHT IS ON: YANKEE CANDLE

The Yankee Candle Company - A True American Success Story

From humble beginnings ...

Christmas 1969. Seventeen-year-old Mike Kittredge, too broke to buy his mother a present, melted some crayons to make her a candle. A neighbor saw it and convinced Mike to sell the candle to her. With that small stake, he bought enough wax to make two candles - one for his mom, and another to sell. That was the birth of Yankee Candle.

To America's favorite brand of premium scented candles ...

Yankee Candle has become the #1 most-recognized name in the candle business and the country's best selling candle brand by sharing our customers' “passion for fragrance” in every product we bring to market.

Today, with over 150 fragrances, we offer the world's largest and most compelling selection of candle and home fragrance scents. In addition to our renowned Housewarmer® line of scented candles, we also provide a wide range of seasonal and specialty scented candles, home fragrance products, car fresheners and candle accessories.

The majority of our candles are made by master chandlers (candlemakers) in our advanced manufacturing facilities in Massachusetts. We sell our candles and other products through a growing nationwide base of over 500 company-owned retail stores. We also have a vibrant and growing catalog and online business, an expanding North American wholesale customer network (including approximately 19,100 specialty retailers in the U.S.), our Yankee Candle Fund-Raising division, and international distribution.

Today, the future looks bright for new growth and expanding opportunities as we continue to write new chapters in this true American success story.

 

 

5/18/12

THE SPOTLIGHT IS ON: The Book Shack & The Cupcake Shack

 

The Book Shack, located in the former 23,000 square foot Borders Books, in the Independence Mall, Kingston, is not your typical, mainstream bookstore. Bustling with energy, patrons can choose from thousands of great titles at discounted prices, listen to storytellers and lectures, be a part of author signings and workshops, and be entertained by comedy shows and musical guests.

 

The innovative concept, placing best sellers alongside value books and bringing an entertainment aspect to the space, was developed by Erik Christensen and Jason Zutaut, when they opened their first location in October of 2011. “We have had an overwhelming response from the community that a bookstore was opening”, says Christensen. The Book Shack fills the void left when many “big box” book stores have shuttered their locations across the country.

The Book Shack features “OnStage” an arena to showcase everything from best-selling author signings to nationally known musical guests. “OnStage” has the capacity for up to 250 spectators.

 

 

Christensen and Zutaut also recently celebrated the grand opening of The Cupcake Shack nestled within the store, adding a specialty bakery for patrons. Renowned pastry chef Phillip Caramello, of Food Network show Sweet Genius, will head the bakery, creating scrumptious cupcakes. These delicious treats will feature traditional flavors as well as unique flavors such as bananas foster.

 

 

Since the opening of the Kingston location, the duo has recently opened another Book Shack location, inside the Hanover Mall. The Book Shack is a wonderful place to EXPLORE thousands of great books at great prices, CONNECT over coffee and cupcakes with friends and family and LEARN something new from one of the many workshops or visiting authors. Check The Book Shack website, www.thebookshack.net, for upcoming events at “OnStage”, or book your next birthday party or corporate function at The Cupcake Shack…or just indulge in a delectable cupcake while perusing the book selection.

 

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5/11/12

 

THE SPOTLIGHT IS ON: Hair by Hanna

 

Hair by Hanna is a family oriented, neighborhood salon. Hanna Benshabbat has owned and operated the salon for over eight years. Hanna has a diverse and multicultural clientele that travels far for a variety of services. Hanna and her associates speak four languages and there is never a dull moment around the salon. They are very well versed in all topics; family values, current events, and the most up to date hair and makeup styles. Be sure to say "Hi" to Gucci, our resident puppy stylist. He doesn't so much do hair as just barks and entertains our clients.

Prior to launching Hair by Hanna, Ms. BenShabbat managed several salons in the greater Boston area including Piccadilly Hair Design, Clemente Coiffeurs and Ultra Cuts in Brookline. Hanna a licensed hair professional for over 20 years owning and operating salons in Israel and The United States, is continuously updating her skills with classes and seminars to keep current with today's styles.

In addition to the focus on coloring, perms, hair straightening, and waxing, Hair By Hanna also offers a wide selection of wigs and a variety of tanning options. A new line of wigs---human and synthetic hair, are now available.

Hanna specializes in colour and foil highlights. Hanna is also highly sought after for retexturizing services such as Keratin treatment to achieve the desired look of silky straight hair. She extends herself to accommodate you, the client with a busy schedule. She is expedient with great results! Available salon products: Pravana (Keratin), Biolage, Sukesha , Moroccan Oil, All Nutrient and Bain de Terre.

Please visit their web-page for more information regarding other salon services, hours of operation, appointments and fees.

Check out these wonderful before and after pics!

 

Hair By Hanna

www.hairbyhanna.com

Located in the heart of West Newton at

1299 Washington Street

West Newton

(617) 965-3012

 

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5/4/12

THE SPOTLIGHT IS ON: TEDESCHI FOOD SHOPS!

 

When Angelo Tedeschi opened a small store out of his home in Rockland Mass. in 1923, he couldn’t have imagined that it would eventually grow into a company with nearly 200 stores! Tedeschi is a company that takes great pride in its past, and is also keenly focused on the future. Tedeschi will leverage technology to enhance your shopping experience, while offering you the products that you want, in a clean and convenient environment and will always do whatever it takes to ensure that they are your convenience store of choice!

 

Peter D. Tedeschi, President & CEO

Check out Tedeschi’s impressive history:

 

 

 

Angelo Tedeschi opens the first Tedeschi retail location in his home in Rockland, Massachusetts selling imported Italian meats and cheeses from his basement. Soon thereafter, Angelo starts peddling his products from the back of a meat wagon. The people of Rockland appreciate the personal service and quality products they receive from Angelo. ♦Opened first Tedeschi's

 

 

 

 

Angelo maintains a steady business in the throes of the Great Depression. He graciously extends credit to his customers who are struggling to make ends meet.

 

 

 

 

After surviving six months as a Prisoner of War during World War II, Angelo's son Ralph returns to Rockland with a Bronze Star for his service in the Army. He opens the first Tedeschi Super Market in Rockland with the help of his brothers Nick, William, and Bob as well as his brother-in-law Charlie Fitzgibbons. Angelo joins the team, operating the store's meat counter with expert skill. ♦Opened first Tedeschi's Super Market

 

Tedeschi Super Market expands their Rockland store and opens a new, even bigger store in Hanover. Customers enjoy the extra-wide aisles, express checkout counters, page boy carry-out services, and the "magic carpet" automatic doors. Moms in particular love the free babysitting service provided to let parents shop in peace.

 

 

 

 

Plymouth-Kingston is the home of the fifth Tedeschi Super Market, the largest market in New England at the time. The market boasts a snack bar, air conditioning, and a 145-foot refrigerated meat counter

♦ Largest market in New England

 

 

Brockton's new Tedeschi Super Market is known nation-wide as one of the best markets in the country. Innovative features such as fresh-cut flowers and in-store shoe and jewelry repair shops complement Tedeschi's wide assortment of brand name products. The store also offers a luxury customer lounge and a community function room with a kitchen that is available, free of charge, to local organizations.

 

 

 

Ralph sells all six Tedeschi Super Markets to Stop & Shop. Stores retain the Tedeschi name, and Ralph becomes a vice president at Stop & Shop. ♦Tedeschi Super Markets merge with Stop & Shop

 

 

 

 

 

The Tedeschi brothers open the first Angelo's Supermarket in Holbrook, one of the first markets to be opened on a suburban site rather than on busy "Main Street". Offerings include an in-store bakery, gourmet food department, and a full deli and seafood shop. Angelo's maintains the family practice of community service, donating financial aid and food to local organizations as much as possible. ♦First Angelo's opens

 

 

 

 

Angelo's Supermarkets acquires the Curtis supermarket chain, which includes 6 supermarkets, 3 mini-markets, and 24 Curtis Compact Food Store locations. All of the super and mini markets take on the Angelo's name, making Angelo's Southeastern Massachusetts' largest grocery chain.

♦Angelo's becomes Southeastern Massachusetts' largest grocery chain.

 

 

 

The Tedeschi family chooses to focus primarily on their chain of 53 convenience stores and sells their supermarket locations. Curtis Compact stores are re-branded as Tedeschi Food Shops, bringing the Tedeschi name back to storefronts and reminding customers that the name is synonymous with quality, value, and excellent customer service.

♦ Sells supermarket locations.

 

 

 

Sales throughout the convenience store industry are sluggish; Tedeschi Food Shops counteracts this by opening their first food-and-fuel location in Brockton, Massachusetts. ♦ Opens first food-and-fuel location

 

 

 

 

Tedeschi Food Shops purchases 64 Li'l Peach convenience stores, expanding the Tedeschi empire to a total of 134 stores. With this acquisition, the company becomes involved in franchising.

Purchases 64 Li'l Peach convenience stores

 

 

 

 

 

Making another significant purchase, Tedeschi Food Shops acquires eighty Store24 locations, expanding Tedeschi's presence into Rhode Island and Connecticut. The Tedeschi Select brand is introduced to stores and quickly becomes a top-selling line.

♦Acquires 80 Store24 locations

 

 

 

 

 

All Store24 and Li'l Peach locations are rebranded as Tedeschi Food Shops, creating unity among all stores. Gas pumps in Brockton, Fall River, and West Bridgewater now bear the Tedeschi brand as well, letting customers know that they're getting quality gasoline at a great price.

 

 

 

 

 

At 189 locations and growing, Tedeschi Food Shops is continuing to push the limits of what a convenience store "should" be. Providing customers with fresh food, innovative services, and community support, as the Tedeschi family has been since 1923, remains the driving force behind Tedeschi Food Shops

 

 

LOCATIONS

 

4/27/12

THE SPOTLIGHT IS ON: PLYMOUTH PEDICAB!

 

Plymouth Pedicab is a green, eco-friendly pedal powered transportation service operating in America's Hometown, Plymouth, Massachusetts.

Our knowledgeable drivers can recommend restaurants, shopping and other points of interest in Plymouth. We also offer the most personal and informative historic tours available in Plymouth. Through our tours you will trace the footsteps of the Pilgrims as they arrived in the New World.

 

Plymouth Pedicab offers free rides (tips appreciated) throughout Plymouth's downtown and waterfront areas.

Plan your special event with us---weddings, scavenger hunts, girls night out, bachelorette parties, pub crawls and more. Plymouth Pedicab offers a variety of unique services. We work hard to make your special event fun and memorable while providing you with the ultimate VIP treatment.

SPECIAL EVENTS:

Weddings: Scenic rides for the bride and groom or the entire wedding party

Bachelorette Parties: Reserve rides to hop around town

Birthday Parties: Scenic Rides for the birthday boy/girl and party

Public Events: Reserve rides for VIP's or event attendees

Pub Crawls: Reserve rides for a fun and safe night out on the town

Girls Night Out: Reserve rides for a fun night out on the town

 

You can hail a Pedicab, call our number, or click RIDE NOW! and we will pick you up in minutes. Sit back, relax and enjoy the ride!

Operating Monday thru Wednesday 12pm -8pm, Thursday thru Saturday from 11am - 1am, Sunday 12pm-8pm

508-747-PEDI (7334)

http://www.plymouthpedicab.com/index.html

 

4/20/12

THE SPOTLIGHT IS ON: Fran's Flowers

At Fran's Flowers , the staff is well trained and ready to give you all the advice you need to succeed at gardening. Their mission is to provide customers with great products, super service and support, along with great prices. Did you know that Fran's Flowers was featured on Channel 5's Chronicle as Metro West's best garden center!

 

 

Fran's Flower's is a Certified Proven Winners Garden Center. We have hundreds of Proven Winners and Proven Selections in many size pots available every day, specifically developed by the PW horticulturalists for your container and bedding needs.

 

 

Fran’s hand picks annuals and perennials from other local nurseries such as Cavicchio Greenhouses in Sudbury, MA and Quality Plant in Leominster, MA. Our earth friendly 8" fiber pot mum plants are grown at Stonefield Farms in Acton MA.

In our Produce Department, we seasonally feature native produce including corn from Cucurbit Farms in Acton, as well as tomatoes, eggplant and zucchini from Stonefield Farm. Crispy apples are brought fresh from Carver Hill Orchard in Stow right to our shelves.

For the holidays, we specialize in quality balsam wreaths at great prices. Christmas trees, roping and greenery are among our many other holiday offerings. Poinsettias are also available in many colors and sizes.

As a family owned and operated business for nearly 30 years, we take pride in our personal approach and thank all of our valued customers for their continued patronage.

Located at the Junction of Routes 9 and 27 in the Stop and Shop, Staples, Building 19 1/5 parking lot

Natick, MA

508-655-8424

Monday to Saturday 9:00 to 9:00

Sunday 9:00 to 6:00

http://www.frans-flowers.com/

 

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4/13/12

THE SPOTLIGHT IS ON: Stefani's Salon

 

 

Glamour Inside and Out

A Workshop for Woman of all ages…it’s never too early or too late!

In conjunction with National Take Our Daughters and Sons to work day, Stefani’s Salon is offering a seminar that will build Confidence and Self-Esteem in woman of all ages.

Featuring Guest Speaker Lorraine Seymourian!

Stefani’s Salon will present the two-hour workshop on Tuesday, April 17 and Sunday, April 22. Space is limited so Call today to reserve seat and ask about our two for one specials!

 
This Fun, Motivated Workshop will be held at:
Stefani’s Salon
650 Worcester Road
Framingham
5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Tickets for all children 16 and under will be half price with Adult.

Ladies we know how busy you are and how hard you work!! Take two hours and treat yourself, relax, have a glass of wine and be entertained by our hilarious guest speaker while learning valuable life long tips at the same time.

Lorraine Seymourian will instruct on the following:

  • First - Prove you are creative, charismatic, cultured, cool, and first
  • Fantastic-confident, body language, inspiring, inventive, imaginative, enterprising, happy, a hallmark
  • Fluent-a valuable vigorous, vital, velvety voice or serene silence-Delicious!
  • Fashionable-chic to be current, smooth swinging, striking; customs, codes, conduct
  • Fun-radiate, remarkable, romantic, at “home” anywhere; elegant entertaining, piquant parties, classic cuisines; guaranteed, gigglers got “it”

Featured speaker at national and local conventions-at one event, over 20 waited to answer their personal questions

  • “Seniors are Stars” weekly radio program on WNTN 1550 AM 10,000kw and on wntn.com; interviewed over 100 celebrities for television, radio and periodicals; outstanding quotes from them
  • Writer for newspaper and a lifestyle magazine in several states for many years. Two original plays will be produced in Boston this year; plus choreographed ballet pieces for young people.
  • Lorraine was interviewed and on the cover of a National Senior Magazine with Harrison Ford and other stars
  • Also holds workshops for acting, ballet, and dance

  • Stefani Dougherty will do her magic

  • Hair Color-enhancing your complexion and personality
  • Hair Cut- it’s not the hair you have, but the texture people think you have
  • Styling - Learn methods of styling the your hair you have always dreamed of having
  • Makeup - magnify your mood and expressions
  • Product Expert-red carpet by Wella and other high quality essentials
  • Stefani has directed many training sessions in hair color

20 years experience and is a certified colorist and a class 1 hairstylist

  • Trained with a top New York City Wella Colorist
  • Studied makeup at Santa Maria Beauty College
  • Studied art, design, and color theory at Framingham State University
  • Wella, a top hair product company, invited Stephanie to Las Vegas to train and specialize in styling and up-do techniques

 

Don’t miss out on the 1st of many self-improvement sessions in a friendly warm environment while being entertained by our humorist Guest Speaker

Reservations can be made in advance or tickets at the door

Future Workshops are coming soon for Men and Women of all ages

Call for details:508-397-3566

 

More about STEFANI'S SALON!

 

Stefani’s Salon is a cozy loft salon located on the second floor of a beautiful white antique home. Stephanie Dougherty, the owner, is a certified colorist and a class one hairstylist. After nineteen years of experience, Stephanie decided to open her own salon. Her goal was to create a positive environment of highly skilled hairstylists who are eager to please the clients. Come in and enjoy the comforting atmosphere of music, coffee, and art. When it comes to your hair, satisfaction is our guarantee.

 

 

 

 

 

Stefani’s Salon

650 Worcester Road eastbound

Framingham

(adjacent to Panache Coffee and Granada Apartments)

 

Mezza Luna Restaurant!

 

The Mezza Luna has been in business for over seventy years, under the same family ownership. It all began in 1937 when a woman named Speranza Cubellis, who was in the produce business at the time, decided to move with her husband Leonida Cubellis and their five children, Emilio, Louise, Sylvia, Guido and Gildo to Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts. Prior to this, Speranza had her business in Woonsocket, Rhode Island, but at this time, the produce business on Cape Cod was very profitable, so moving here was a wise investment.

 

They rented a building for fifty dollars a month. The building was so old that when it rained, more water came inside than outside. In three days, they set up a fruit stand. Business was tough. Main Street was a four lane highway and people had a hard time parking their cars because of how close the fruit stand was to the street.

Then WWII broke out in 1939 and produce, like everything else, was scarce. Luckily, Camp Edwards was in use and the Cape began to develop and prosper. At this time, with so much construction going on, many construction workers needed places to stay, so Speranza began taking in boarders, and as the old saying goes "what's a good hotel without a fine eating establishment?". Speranza and her old world recipes began to serve meals to the boarders, travelers, military and anyone else who wanted a home cooked meal. Don't forget spaghetti and meatballs at that time was only 35 cents. Imagine that!

Throughout the years, much reconstruction was done. The dining rooms and the Hickory Room Lounge were, at one time, where the Cubellis family resided. And then as time went on, the Cubellis children got married and had children of their own, and they lived here too. Eventually the restaurant was expanding and so were the families, so Speranza purchased the land surrounding the Mezza Luna so that her family would have places to live and land to build houses on, and this is exactly what they did.

On October 20, 2007 a 7 alarm fire ripped through the building and the Mezza Luna burned to the ground. The Cubellis family struggled with the loss tremendously, but with unconditional support from everyone in our family and in the town, we rose to the challenge of rebuilding. It was a long 15 months. Although the old Mezza Luna could not be recreated, some of the old building was salvaged and used in the rebuilding process.

In the end the building is new, but the family, recipes and staff of the Mezza Luna stayed the same. On November 1, 2007, ten days after the fire, Emilio Thomas John Cubellis III, Emilio's arrival shed a light during a very tough time.

The Mezza Luna is in the third generation of ownership, and continues to carry on the tradition of Nona Speranza by using the same recipes she used for her sauces and breads. But most of all, we want to give you the same treatment today that Speranza would have given you in 1937, authentic Italian entrees, impeccable hospitality, and to feel like you're at home.

 

Open Daily 11:00-9:00 Sunday-Thursday

11:00-10:00 Friday & Saturday

Mezza Luna Restaurant

253 Main Street

Buzzards Bay, MA 02532

508-759-4667

http://www.mezzalunarestaurant.com/index.html

 

ALIGN SPINE!

Align Spine Chiropractic & Wellness helps patients achieve their optimal level of wellness through affordable and high quality chiropractic care. This is accomplished by patient education about chiropractic, proper nutrition, and exercise. The patient’s care transitions from alleviation of pain to wellness care in a calm and relaxing environment.

 

Chiropractic is a natural way to boost your health and wellness, as well as relieve any type of nerve, joint and muscle complaints. Joints in the spine can have restricted movement. This restricted movement causes pain, muscle spasm, and nerve interference. Nerve interference is not always felt unless there is a substantial impingement. This interference may diminish nerve signals to organs, bones, and the rest of the body. Therefore, chiropractors use adjustments to correct these abnormalities so the nervous system can function properly. In turn, this also relieves pain, including but not limited to, sciatica, low back pain, neck pain, headaches, numbness, tingling, extremity joint pain and much more.

 

Dr. Kevin Rheaume is a chiropractor serving the MetroWest and Greater Boston Area, which includes, but is not limited to Natick, Framingham, Wayland, Sudbury, Sherborn, Dover, Holliston, Wayland, Wellesley, Needham, and Newton. Align Spine Chiropractic & Wellness offers conservative, non-invasive chiropractic care that not only provides pain relief, but also offers wellness based care which can help to improve your overall health and prevent future issues from occurring.

 

Dr. Kevin Rheaume treats auto accident injuries, worker's compensation injuries, and specific bodily conditions (such as back pain, neck pain, headaches, disc herniations, numbness, tingling, or other spinal or extremity conditions). Special care is also offered for pregnant mothers.


Align Spine offers a specialized soft tissue technique known as Graston Technique(R). Graston Technique(R) utilizes patented stainless steel tools that are specifically contoured for certain areas of the body. The weight and design of the various instruments allows Dr. Kevin Rheaume to effectively treat deep tissue dysfunctions, while minimizing the stress experienced by the patient. Dr. Kevin Rheaume uses these tools to remove scar tissue, adhesions and fibrosis, which prevent fluid movement of muscles, tendons, ligaments and other surrounding tissues. Graston Technique(R) is an effective method of treating acute and chronic injuries, as well as a variety of other conditions.

People are recognizing the benefit of seeking an alternative to traditional medicine; one that will help them achieve and maintain optimal health.

 

To fully understand the nature of your health, Align Spine recommends that you join their free website membership program. As a patient at Align Spine Chiropractic & Wellness they will personally tailor a chiropractic and wellness program specifically targeted to your needs using the least invasive yet highly-effective techniques and services.

 

 


Align Spine Chiropractic & Wellness

10 Union Street, Suite 2C

Natick, MA

(508) 545-6789

www.AlignSpineChiropractic.com

AlignSpine@hotmail.com

 

3/23/2012

 

The SPOTLIGHT IS ON: The New England Bead Company

Owner, Anita Kratzsch’s first love has always been fashion, so after she graduated from Brandeis University with a degree in Fine Arts, she got a job with Priscilla of Boston. At the same time Anita studied at the School of Fashion Design in Boston. After leaving Priscilla’s she worked for herself as an eveningwear and bridal designer.

Along the way Anita began working with beads creating jewelry. Unable to find the perfect clasp for one of her bracelet designs, she decided to take some metalsmithing classes at The Worcester Center for Crafts so she could learn how to make her own metal components.

Anita really enjoyed making jewelry and thought that others might too. So she contacted the people at the Keefe Tech Continuing Education program to see if they would be interested in having her teach jewelry making classes. They said "Yes" and she’s been teaching there ever since.

Anita also began teaching classes for a woman that owned a bead shop in Mendon. A few years later she decided to go on to do other things and had asked Anita if she wanted to buy the business from her. At first Anita said "No" as her daughter was only 1 yr. old at the time. Then she decided to go ahead with it and purchased the shop. That was back in 2007. Eventually, she moved the shop to Ashland in July of 2010.

The New England Bead Company is a full service bead shop providing excellent customer service. The shop carries a variety of natural, crystal (including Swarovski), glass and metallic beads. They also carry findings, chain, stringing materials, tools, books and ready-made jewelry. In addition to supplies, New England Bead Company offers a superb array of jewelry making classes for all skill levels.

Classes include:
Basic Bracelets & Necklaces
Basic Earrings
Wire Working
Chain Maille
Woven Seed Bead Techniques


New England Bean Company stays on top of the latest trends in accessories so that customers can learn how to make the jewelry that they see in department stores, fashion magazines and catalogues.
Students can see class projects/schedules and register for classes on-line at: http://www.newenglandbeadcompany.com/classes.html


Customers of all ages can also drop in and use the workspace and tools to make jewelry. The store is full of jewelry making ideas and inspiration. New England Bead also offers Girls’ Night Out and Children’s Jewelry Making Birthday parties!


New England Bead Company

12A West Union St. (Rte. 135)

Ashland, MA

(508) 881-5100

(in the same building as Marathon Deli)

www.newenglandbeadcompany.com

 

3/16/2012

The SPOTLIGHT IS ON: EGGCETERA, Etc!

 

Eggcetera, Etc. is a new, quick-service, create-your-own-meal restaurant that offers a fun and inviting "farm" atmosphere. The menu at Eggcetera, Etc. consists of omelets, French toast, pancakes, salads, stir-fry and pasta dishes. Guests design unique culinary creations by personally choosing any combination of add-on market-fresh ingredients from the farmstand. Ingredients include flavorful beef, chicken, seafood, fresh vegetables, fruit and much more. Once the ingredients are chosen, a friendly chef immediately prepares the customer’s dish right before their eyes! The possibilities are endless!

 

Owner Jessica Savin tells us that Eggcetera’s concept is refreshingly different! The omelets are filling, and they come with home fries and a regular OR sweet potato. Where else have you tasted sweet potato home fries?

Some of the Farm Favorites that have been created so far include: banana/chocolate chip pancakes, spinach/feta omelet, Texas French toast with a side of bacon and sausage, chicken/broccoli/mushroom alfredo over bow-tie pasta, shrimp Caesar salad, Caribbean mango stir-fry with Udon noodles, etc. All meals come with a delicious ciabatta roll or cinnamon raisin bread.

 

As soon as you walk in the door, you start creating your meal:

Step 1: Grab a frying pan to use as your tray

Step 2: Grab a cup to fill with delicious fixings from the farmstand

Step 3: Load up your favorite vegetables, fruits, meats, etc.

(Keep your cheese in a separate cup though, it turns out putting the cheese in an omelet after it’s cooked makes it really tasty!)

Step 4: Step up to the grill and watch as a chef prepares your scrumptious meal

Catering and Fundraising are also available at Eggcetera, Etc. Reserve the restaurant for a private party or request one of the talented chefs to attend an omelet station at your corporate or social event. The Donations for Dining program is an effective approach to generating funds for a good cause and rewarding as well.

Eggcetera, Etc. is open daily from 6:30am-3:00pm, and you can create any type of meal, any time of day. There is plenty of seating to dine-in or customers can get their food to-go. Eggcetera, Etc. is located at 665 Cochituate Road, Framingham directly across the street from the Red Roof Inn. Visit them online at www.EggceteraEtc.com and become a fan on Facebook for upcoming promotions.

Eggcetera

665 Cochituate Rd.

Framingham, MA

www.EggceteraEtc.com

info@EggceteraEtc.com

508-309-3009

 

 

 

 

 

3/9/2012

THE SPOTLIGHT IS ON: Linda Collins Catering

 

Linda Collins Catering

Duxbury

617-755-5506

Local Fresh Ingredients, made from Scratch!

 

 

 

 

3/2/2012

THE SPOTLIGHT IS ON: LOCO'S Out of Your Mind Burritos

 

Bob Muccini didn’t actually start the Locos business, but he was a very faithful customer. Bob had heard from a number of people about the burritos and when he tried them, he was hooked and that’s what Bob hears from his customers today. Once they try it, they come back.


One day Bob went to get his burrito fix and found a “for rent” sign on the window. He left disappointed. He began to think about the business and whether it would be something he could do. All the store fixtures were still in place so he assumed the owners wanted to sell the business. He found out from the landlord that the owners had left to take over their family funeral home. All the pieces seemed to be in place. The product was great, the store had a great reputation, the product was very unique for New England and the location at 913 Washington Street in South Braintree is in a very busy area so Bob assumed he would get plenty of foot traffic.

Bob Muccini had a career in business as a Chief Financial Officer for a couple of high tech firms. He moved to Florida to do an IPO for a software company and came back to Braintree to do some high tech startup consulting work.

Five years ago when Bob bought the business, the economy was starting to collapse and his consulting work was drying up. He never ran a food business before but decided that a unique fast food business, selling food at the right price, could survive a down turn. In retrospect, it turns out he was right.

He contacted the owners to find out how much cooking was required, basically, could an accountant do it? He asked if they were ready to sell. As it turned out, the cooking knowledge was minimal and the owner was ready to make a deal. He was convinced that he wasn’t going to change a thing so he required that the owners work with him during startup, supply all the recipes and go shopping with him so he could buy all the same products. Nothing was going to change the food. Decorating and branding was another thing. As they say “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” and “the rest is history”.

Bob’s son, a marketing pro, helped him with a logo and advice to build a brand and 8 commercials. (they can be seen on the web site here). There were thoughts of franchising or opening more stores. Although the economy gave him cold feet, the thought still rolls around in his head! Bob’s daughter, with a great eye for decorating, came up with the store design, colors and special touches.

After a year or so, he was brave enough to add a few new menu items like chili, nacho supreme, quesadillas and tacos. Bob deliberately keeps the menu simple. He has a personal peeve with restaurants that have multiple page detailed menu items. He always thinks, ‘can all those items be kept fresh’ and, ‘who reads all this’?


 

Loco's

913 Washington St.

Braintree, MA 02184

781.849.1121

http://www.locosburrito.com

 

 

 

2/24/2012

 

THE SPOTLIGHT IS ON: METROWEST BOOTCAMP!

Metrowest Bootcamp was founded by 4 mothers, friends and hard working women who have a common interest in promoting fitness and wellness in the Metrowest community.

 

 

 

Metrowest Bootcamp offers total body conditioning and creative, tailored workouts for a great group of men and women of all fitness levels.

At Metrowest Bootcamp, you will be part of a team of boot campers and will gain fitness skills, philosophies, and friendships that will stay with you long after the end of your session.

 

 

The term "bootcamp" can be very intimidating, but if you have a desire to make a positive change in your body and spirit, you can undoubtedly do bootcamp and be successful at meeting your goals! You will look better, feel better and meet like minded people in your community!

 

 

For the winter months we have a fantastic location in the sprawling Mass Ballet studio at 2 Watson Place in the Saxonville Mill in Framingham.

 

 

 

 

 

Testimonial:

I was turning 30 and did not feel good about myself. I decided to give exercise another try, but from my past experience I knew that I could not do it alone. I only gave myself 1 month, and by now I have been a diehard bootcamper for 9 months. Metrowest Bootcamp changed my life! It is the closest thing to a personal trainer without the expense. All you have to do is try it, you will be impressed! You will love your body, your energy level, and self confidence! "

-----Alla ---Below: Alla before and after!

METROWEST BOOT CAMP LOCATION

First United Methodist Church

360 Water Street

Framingham MA

617-413-1620

 

http://metrowestbootcamponline.com/

 

 

 

2/17/2012

THE SPOTLIGHT IS ON: AGWAY OF CAPE COD

Agway of Cape Cod began in 1993 as a small lawn, garden, and pet supply store built in Orleans by Peter Wile and his wife Susan. The Agway family tradition began in Northborough, MA where Peter’s father and farm owner Roger Wile opened an Eastern States Co-op farm and feed store in the early sixties. Eastern States developed into the Agway farm dealer network, as Roger’s son Peter took an active role in the management and operations of the store. Peter purchased the business from his father in 1983 and ran the business until he sold it in 1991.

 

Soon after, some good friends from Orleans convinced Peter that the Cape was in need of a good old lawn, garden, and pet supply store. Hence, the Agway family tradition continued as Peter moved to Brewster with his wife Susan and two children and opened the Orleans store at 20 Lots Hollow Road in 1993. Peter’s son Josh started his career early by loading cars with soils and mulch after school. The business soon grew and the Wiles installed the greenhouse for the Nursery Center at 10 Lots Hollow Road.

 

The Wiles’ venture continued when Peter purchased Arbor Way Garden Center at 686 Route 134 in South Dennis in 2000. Another six years later, he purchased the business Greensleeves Nursery at 1005 Main Street in Chatham. Now with three stores and nearly 100 employees during the busy spring season, the Wile family has settled in as a proud member of the mid- and lower-cape business communities. Operating the Orleans, Dennis, and Chatham stores as Agway of Cape Cod, Peter and Susan are still active owners. Son Joshua is General Manager of the three locations. Daughter Jessica helps with marketing and accounting as a manager in the business office. They have a great team of managers and employees that are dedicated to providing exceptional customer service.

 

The Wiles are proud to operate their Agway stores as a family business that is tied to the local communities. In addition to the retail operations, Agway maintains great relations with local non-profits and charities. They work with organizations such as the Animal Rescue League of Boston, Orleans Pond Coalition, Eastham Dog Owner’s Association, local Garden Clubs, hosting events and providing donations.

 

They are also active members in the Orleans, Dennis, Chatham, and Eastham Chambers of Commerce. Agway’s largest annual donation is their Mutt Mitt program. About five years ago, they addressed the issue of keeping our parks and beaches clean and promoting responsible dog ownership by donating dispensers and cases of Mutt Mitt dog waste pickup bags to local towns and organizations. This program has grown into Agway’s largest community donation program, totaling to over $5,500 per year.

Agway of Cape Cod and the Wile family are dedicated to providing its customers and the community with quality service, and hope to continue the tradition for years to come.

Chatham:

Dennis:

Orleans:

Locations:

Orleans

20 Lots Hollow Road

508-255-8100

 

Dennis

686 Route 134

508-385-8772

 

Chatham

1005 Main Street

508-945-1555

 

2/10/2012

THE SPOTLIGHT IS ON: ZSA ZSA'S BOUTIQUE

Zsa Zsa’s Boutique is funky and unique! Zsa Zsa’s Boutique has gloves made from recycled sweaters, unique handbags from Jane Marval, Mary Frances, and Hardware by Renee. Zsa Zsa’s has funky recycled aluminum earrings, cool tunics by Chalet, awesome Boot Tights by Leg Up as seen on Oprah! Oka B’s new ballet flat that is made with reflexology in mind. Stop in and see us and experience fun and friendly service !

 

ZSA ZSA BOUTIQUE

17 COURT STREET
PLYMOUTH, MA 02360

508.830.1112

 

 

 

 

 

 

2/3/2012

THE SPOTLIGHT IS ON: ECO CHIC

Where eco-friendly meets fashionably chic! Our eco friendly products come to us from all over the world, and as close as our back yard. We sell gifts and accessories that are; Recycled, up-cycled, fair trade, organic, all natural and most importantly, chic!

We have earrings and pendants made from butterfly wings and shoes made in the USA from recycled plastics. They massage your feet when you walk and are dishwasher safe! We have all natural and organic soaps and lotions and vegan leather handbags. We offer a great selection of fashion handbags made from recycled plastic bottles and recycled glass bowls, etc.

 

The number one product that keeps your customers coming back is Alex & Ani! We are an official Alex & Ani retailer.

Eco Chic

Village Landing Marketplace
170 Water St.
Plymouth, MA 02360

Phone: 774-773-9967

http://www.ecochicgiftsonline.com/

 

 

1/27/2012

 

 

THE SPOTLIGHT IS ON: SHUTTER UP!

 

Shutter Up was started because when Claire Ditommaso purchased a Fabric-Insert Shutter, and had to make the inserts. "Necessity is the mother of invention", and so it began--a business selling Shutters. The name Shutter-Up evolved from "Shut Her Up" with shutters by Claire, but Claire knew that some women would be offended by that so after repeating it many times over, SHUTTER-UP was launched in 1984!

 

 

 

 

The heart and soul of Claire’s business is repeat customers and referrals. Anyone can sell you a shutter ,but not anyone can install it properly. Service is my number one priority, and that coupled with quality products is a "client pleaser".

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shutters are the number one seller, followed by a full line of Hunter Douglas products,custom draperies, cornices,roman shades,bedspreads,dustruffles,pillow shams,reupholstery,slipcovers, and decorating advice.

 

 

 

 

 

Showroom Location is located at

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

528 Washington St.

Hanover

781-834-7236

store hours 10am-6pm--7 days a week

 

1/20/2012

THE SPOTLIGHT IS ON: THE ROMAN TABLE!

The Roman Table is located in a Scituate Landmark Building. #164 Front Street once housed the original Scituate Post Office which moved out in the early 70's. Occasionally, a retired postal worker stops into the shop to reminisce about the Post Office.

 

The Proprietress, Cynthia Gallo-Casey, has been a lover of Italian ceramics for most of her life. She has filled her shop with beautiful ceramic tableware from various parts of Italy. She can remember when she visited many of the regions and villages where her products are made. Recently, she attended a show sponsored by the Italian Trade Commission where she was introduced to an artist from a very small town called "Gubbio". The artist was shocked when he learned that Cynthia had once visited "Gubbio", he told her that he has never met an American that has been to his home. He was delighted and sent her a special Christmas Ornament that he hand painted.

FEATURED PRODUCTS

 

Italian Ceramics

The Roman Table carries a vast assortment of Italian Ceramics. Featured item is a Biscotti Jar from the Bellarte Collection.

All handcrafted and painted. $165

 

 

 

 

Treated Tablecloths from Provence

Classic Provence colors and designs. A cotton fabric treated with a special coating that only requiring wiping with a damp sponge.

Prices begin at $55, depending on size & shape.

 

 

Vietri Santa Collection

The classic Old Saint Nicholas Collection. Hand painted artistry that comprises dinnerware and many accent & serving pieces.

Individual pieces $25 and up.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gubbio Christmas Ornament Collection

Each ornament individually crafted and painted by the artist Rampini who has lived and painted in the medieval town of Gubbio for many decades. Gubbio is a small hillside town in the northeastern part of the Italian Province of Perugia (Umbria).

Each piece is a collector’s item. $25 and up.

 

Aged & Flavor Infused Balsamic Vinegars

We offer an array of aged & flavor infused Balsamic Vinegars. Our extensive selection, often referred to as ‘adult candy “are only produced and imported from Moderna, Italy. Our producers utilize a traditional process of aging balsamic vinegar to perfection that results in a gastronomical delight for all who taste! 375 ml bottle: $17 -$18

Extra Virgin Olive Oil - Single Varietal Our Single Varietal Extra Virgin Olive Oils are hand crafted in small batches and imported to our store from artisans all over the world. 375 ml bottle: $17 - $18

Flavor Infused Extra Virgin Olive Oils Our flavored oils are made with real ingredients, not chemicals. We offer specialty pressed whole citrus fruits which are crushed during the first press olive process. These classic, fresh, flavorful infusions are delicious and very popular with our customers. 375 ml bottle: $17 - $32

One of the top products that keep customers coming back to The Roman Table is the Gourmet Olive Oil & Balsamic Vinegar!

 

PIRAL COOKWARE

Use directly on the flame of stovetops, ovens, on grills or barbeques, wood fires, wood fire ovens, microwaves and in dishwashers.

5.5 Quart – 2 Handled Stew Pot w/lid -$85

4.5 Quart – 2 Handled Casserole/Saucepan w/lid - $92

6 Quart – 2 Handled Extra Deep Skillet?Braising Pan - $95

 

 

 

CUCINA PRO PIZELLE MAKER

Make delicious pizzelles at home, quick and easy with the CucinaPro Pizzelle Baker with Non-Stick Grids. This baker makes two 5" pizzelles at a time, and the extra-thick baking plates ensure a perfect golden brown.

 

 

 

The Roman Table

164 Front Street

Scituate Harbor, MA

http://www.theromantable.com/

781-378-2015

 

 

 

 1/13/2012 THE SPOTLIGHT IS ON: ANGRY HAM'S GARAGE BAR & GRILL

Timmy Hanna grew up in a family setting of owning and operating restaurants, nightclubs and diners. As Timmy got older, he and his buddies would talk about one day opening a restaurant with a setting inspired by cars and motorcycles; both passions of Timmy. After working towards that goal for over a year and in spite of many obstacles and setbacks, Timmy’s restaurant, Angry Ham’s Garage Bar & Grill finally opened its doors on November 1, 2010 and was immediately embraced by the local community.

 

Now after being opened for a little over a year, Timmy is exceeding his original goal and working hard to continue to provide his guests with a relaxed atmosphere, friendly staff (dressed in service station attire), food from pizza to sandwiches to steaks, great drinks, great music, both live and recorded and of course, loads of TV’s with all kinds of sports and you can actually hear what is going on with each game.

 

 

Angry Ham’s offers a full menu from 11 to 11. The 20” Cheese Pizza is the best in town and added toppings are only $1 each! Watch your favorite sporting event on either the 120” High Def Projection TV or the 65” screen TV or any one of the 8 – 50” screen TVs. There’s great entertainment as well, with a DJ every Wednesday night, live Karaoke every Thursday night and local bands every Friday & Saturday night! There’s never a cover charge at the Ham. There’s also a private room and space for special events, gatherings or functions.

**Angry Ham’s is now serving breakfast on Saturdays and Sundays at 8am**

Angry Ham’s

2 Beacon Street

Framingham

508-620-8888

 

1/6/2012

THE SPOTLIGHT IS ON: STEFANI'S SALON!

 

Stefani’s Salon is a cozy loft salon located on the second floor of a beautiful white antique home. Stephanie Dougherty, the owner, is a certified colorist and a class one hairstylist. After nineteen years of experience, Stephanie decided to open her own salon. Her goal was to create a positive environment of highly skilled hairstylists who are eager to please the clients. Come in and enjoy the comforting atmosphere of music, coffee, and art. When it comes to your hair, satisfaction is our guarantee.

 

 

 

 

 

Stefani’s Salon

650 Worcester Road eastbound

Framingham

(adjacent to Panache Coffee and Granada Apartments)

 

 

12/30/2011

THE SPOTLIGHT IS ON: JENNIFER'S GOURMET Take out and Catering

 

Jennifer's Gourmet Take-Out & Catering has been in Framingham for 14 years! In addition to having the cafe, Jennifer's Gourmet is also a full service caterer. Jennifer's Gourmet provides full service catering along with an experienced staff of chefs, wait staff and bartenders who will go the extra distance to make your special day enjoyable and worry free. Jennifer’s also offers the ease of providing rentals for your event, everything from linens, tables, china and glassware to centerpieces. All menus are custom designed and priced accordingly.

 

The highlightS of Jennifer’s are the food, service and presentation! Jennifer Geltman (Owner/Exec. Chef) personally prepares every dish and the staff at Jennifer's is committed to the best quality.

 

Each year, Jennifer's participates in 'Chef's Cooking for Hope' for Dana Farber and also 'Seas the Dream' for Jewish Family Services. Both events are meaningful and we are always honored to be invited.

Jennifer's Gourmet Take-Out & Catering

963 Worcester Rd.

Framingham

 

12/23/11

THE SPOTLIGHT IS ON: THE LOBSTER BARN!

 

Although they settled in the town of Abington almost 15 years ago, the McHugh's are actually a third generation fishing family. A career that started with fishing in the frigid waters off the Canadian coast and over the years has migrated south to the waters of Cape Cod to lobster commercially.

 

Whether it is a ground-fish, swordfish, salmon or dry sea scallops all of the Lobster Barn's fish are "Top Of The Trip" selections. The Lobster Barn's commitment to freshness is second to none. Once you have experienced the freshness difference it is easy to understand why many of our customers travel great distances.

Fred and Dianne McHugh’s attention to the quality and freshness of all our products is a top priority. They personally pick up and examine almost everything sold at the Lobster Barn. Much of their product comes from connections formed during a 25 year fishing career.

Their present location was built over 140 years ago and was a working farm for much of the first 100 years. Lobster Barn is continuing its working tradition today. The Lobster Barn was founded over twenty years ago to sell some of the groundfish and lobsters directly to the public from their commercial fishing endeavors.

 

Lobster Barn

996 Hancock St.

Abington, right off rte 139

 

12/16/2011

THE SPOTLIGHT IS ON: BOB'S FAMOUS FOODMART!

 

Bob's Famous Foodmart has been in business since 1955. Bob's was founded by the late Bob DiMatteo, of Stoughton, in 1955. It has been family owned and operated for all 56 years in business. It is now operated by Ron DiMatteo and George Mather.

 

 

 

 

The number one trademark at Bob’s is the exceptional friendly, helpful, and courteous service each customer experiences!

 

Bob's Famous Deli has just been remodeled and expanded. Bob’s now carries hot foods, fried food, rotisserie chicken, home-style dinners every night, along with their fine selection of premium meats and cheeses, and fresh made subs, salads and sandwiches. They also carry a full line of Beer, Wine and Liquor.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

There are 3 Lottery Terminals and 3 Instant Ticket Stations along with Keno and The Daily Race. Bob’s paid out $1,211,192.00 in lottery prizes last year!

 

 

 

 

 

Don’t forget to go to Bob’s Grand re-opening January 23 - 27

A week of Spectacular Fresh Food to go Savings

Bob's Famous Foodmart, Deli & Discount Liquors

Route 27, 289 Park St., Stoughton

 

12/9/2011

THE SPOTLIGHT IS ON: ONSET PET GROOMING!

 

 

Lloyd and Ananda are the owners of Onset Pet Grooming. They believe that pet owners should not have to spend an arm and a leg to care for their animal. Onset Pet Grooming provides quality grooming at reasonable prices to their customers. Lloyd and Ananda are avid animal lovers and care for all dogs and cats like they are their own. All animals are treated to a stress free groom, filled with tons of affection!

 

 

Not only will you leave their shop with a happy, clean pet, but you will still have a fat wallet because of the really low prices. A small to medium dog can get a full groom for only $30! What does a full groom include, you ask? Your dog will receive a double shampoo, flea bath if necessary, conditioning rinse, nail trimming, ear cleaning, anal gland expression and a haircut for just $30.

Large or matted dogs are $35. Cats are $35. And matted cats are $40. Onset Pet Grooming likes to make grooming your pet easy and affordable to everyone.

 

Onset Pet Grooming

4 Union Avenue

Onset, MA

(508) 291-7070

Feel free to call with any questions or to schedule an appointment.

 

 

12/2/2011

THE SPOTLIGHT IS ON: STIX & STONES

 

As guests walk through the doors they are greeted by the experienced bartenders behind the grand, U-shaped, full service bar. As they look around they will see the layout of the establishment and the effort that went into making it a comfortable place to sit and have a great meal to relax and watch the game. From the coldest draft beer in town, to the unique drink mixers, and everything in between, endless options will have you coming back for more.

 

Stix & Stones offers a full menu consisting of pizzas, pastas, burgers, steaks, and much more. Stix and Stones is also a Billiards hall with ten Brunswick gold crown pool tables, and plenty of cues to go around! And don't forget, on Thursdays, ladies play for free!

Stix & Stones is a newly renovated establishment with an exceptional staff. It is inviting to family members of all ages, with kids menu items. The masterpieces that come from both the kitchen and bar will have your taste buds wanting to come back for more. Entertainment almost every night consists of sports games on 15 - 50" flat screens, pool tournaments, karaoke, DJ's, and live bands.

Stix & Stones

Restaurant Lounge and Billiards

800 Brockton Ave

Abington, MA

Across from Abington Walmart

 

 

11/25/2011

THE SPOTLIGHT IS ON: NORTH END TREATS!

It doesn’t make much sense, a Greek/Irish kid from Framingham owning North End Treats of Framingham, however, Mike O’Neil has the right support! Mike’s wife Stephanie Bova-O’Neil and his partner Dan Torchio, are both Italian.

For years Mike and his father in-law, Anthony Bova of Bovas Bakery in the North End on Prince St. (open 24hrs) talked about where a good spot would be, to open a location. Mike felt comfortable in Framingham and when the liquor store that had been there for 45 years moved he jumped all over it!

Nearing a 1 year completion Dan and Mike worked on the menu (Dan cooked, Mike ate!) Mike always knew it would be a perfect fit because Dan was one of his best friends and he was the only one Mike knew growing up who would cook a sauce, otherwise known as "GRAVY" on a Friday night instead of going out.

Dan brought a lot of his family recipes and his own ideas for the food end, while he trained in Mike’s father in-law's bakery where he learned the secret recipes that had been there for over 75 years, bringing together a wide range of Italian heritage.

At North End Treats we offer Brick oven pizza from traditional to our signature, Panini’s, wraps, hot foods such as eggplant, chicken parmesan, chicken ziti and broccoli, and of course all the top selling baked items from the North End such as cannolis, lobster tails, whoopie pies, tiramisu etc. Everything is made in small batches, fresh daily. We also offer catering!

Bon Appetite!

North End Treats

661 Cochituate Rd.

Framingham

(508) 620-6836

 

11/18/2011

THE SPOTLIGHT IS ON: Serene-Scape

Serene-Scape is GOING GREEN!!

At Serene-Scape, they use all natural hair color and hair products on their clients. Some people think that this may mean the product is not as effective as most, but that is not the case! The color used has keratin in it which actually helps improve your hair’s quality as it colors, where most take that away. At Serene-Scape, the styling products are pH balanced to your hair’s natural level which means every product you use from your shampoo to your styling paste, are constantly working to improve your hair’s texture. Serene-Scape takes pride in the fact you will NEVER see their products in a grocery store or pharmacy, so you know that you are getting what you pay for, and the quality of these products will always be what they were from the first time you used them.

All of the staff at Serene-Scape is fully trained in their area of expertise, and the whole staff takes classes throughout the year to make sure they are up to date with what they need to know to keep their clients happy. If there is something that a staff member does not know or are not 100% sure about when they see you, they will find out the answer for you and make sure to follow through to insure you receive exactly what you are paying for every time you come in.

Boston Metrowest's highly recommended day spa and hair salon opened in 2003. In 2008, Master Stylist Karen Conti bought the business and truly made it her own. Karen has contributed years of service to the Metrowest community and now brings her experience and an experienced staff to this Marlborough establishment. Serene-Scape offers a vast selection of the most frequently requested beauty treatments. The bright and friendly salon offers full service hair treatments by seasoned stylists with superior products and competitive prices. The spa is equipped for a day of beauty and relaxation offering medical grade facials, therapeutic massages and flawless nail care with a choice of natural or enhanced options. In addition to clean and efficient waxing, Serene-Scape is proud to have laser hair removal and photo facials available to their clients.

Serene-Scape Day Spa & Salon

376 Maple Street

Marlborough MA 01752

508-357-2200

www.serene-scape.com

 

 

 

 

11/11/2011

THE SPOTLIGHT IS ON: JES CAKES!

Jessica of Jes Cakes, creates unique, custom design cakes & cup cakes to satisfy cake lovers of all ages! She produces edible works of art for special occasions and offers custom cakes designed to fit special themed events.

Jes is self taught cake designer. She has always been interested in art & design, and cooking & baking. She grew up drawing and painting everything from cartoon characters to buildings and is now able to apply her talents to her cakes designs. Jes Cakes are edible works of art! Fondant has brought cake decorating to a whole other level. Jes Cakes is a home based business located in Brockton, however someday Jes would love to have a store front.

 

 

The rum cakes are always a hit, Jes can't sell just one! It’s best if you buy two, one for you and another for a friend because they will want one after they taste it!

Check out these fantastic cakes!

The biggest compliment Jes continually gets from customers is that the cakes from Jes Cakes not only look amazing, they taste just as good!

Check out Jes Cakes blog: http://jescakes.blogspot.com/

 

 

11/4/2011
THE SPOTLIGHT IS ON: Annie’s Book Store

Dave and Shirley Peterson did not anticipate that they would become successful entrepreneurs that afternoon in June, thirty-one years ago when they walked into their first Annie’s Book Store. As they strolled in between the shelves of gently used books, they looked at each other and just knew that this was it. Three weeks later, the Peterson’s opened their very own Annie’s Book Store in Raynham, MA.

Many of their friends and family thought that they were crazy for opening up a used books store. They might have been right. For the first several years, like any start up business, it was tough going.

Getting customers was their first priority. Dave and Shirley did not have a big advertising budget, so they would travel around the local neighborhood with their children and tape flyers for the store on local mailboxes. In those early days, if the store made ten dollars of profit in a day, in was very exciting!

Over the years, the Peterson’s store has evolved to include offering new best sellers, audio books, special occasion cards, balloon bouquets, and a large selection of Melissa and Doug products. In addition, Annie’s Book Store also offers balloon decorating for all types of functions including proms, weddings, parties, etc. The balloon delivery and decorating has served to differentiate Annie’s Book Store from their local competition.

Dave and Shirley spend the time to get to know the people who frequent their store. This personal touch serves them well, as they have many repeat customers, whom they know by name.

Annie’s Book Store

Co-Jean Plaza

575 South Street West

Raynham

508-823-9696

 

10/28/2011
THE SPOTLIGHT IS ON: MacMed Spa

MacMed Spa opened in Framingham in 1975 as Electrologists. Then in 1980 due to the popular demand, they introduced skin care. In 1998 laser hair removal was approved and MacMed Spa became the first Electrologists in Massachusetts to use the lasers.

Milford location Hopedale location

In 1982 MacMed Spa opened the Hopedale location, offering permanent make up, spectra laser for acne to minimize pores, skin smoothing, and eye lash extensions.

In 2003, MacMed Spa opened in three separate buildings on one property; hair and nails, pedicures shellacs acrylics, gels and silk wraps.

The hair salon offers hair extensions, Goldwell color experts and color correction.

The spa services include laser hair skin care, mystic tan bulb tanning, lash extensions, massage, mint julep scrub body treatments, affirm skin tightening laser and broken capillary removal.

The medical building offers colonics, Botox, Juvaderm restylane, disport and schlerotherapy for veins, Laser liposuction , by board certified physicians.

Mac Med Spa is registered and licensed by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the Public Health Department of Massachusetts. Our hair, nail, and skin treatment professionals undergo rigorous training and maintain the latest techniques and certifications in their fields. The Mac Med Spa staff includes:

 

  • Board Certified Doctors performing Smartlipo and CO2 laser procedures
  • Registered Instructor of Electrology
  • Registered Electrologists
  • Medical Electrologists
  • Aestheticians
  • Massage Therapists
  • Medically administered injectables: Botox, Juvederm Restylane & Schlerotherapy

At MacMed Spa, they are dedicated to your satisfaction and comfort. MacMed Spa combines the results of sound clinical research with the latest technology in a friendly atmosphere. They want you to leave feeling refreshed and happy!

 

 

10/21/2011
THE SPOTLIGHT IS ON: Michele's Massage Studio

 

Michele of Michele’s Massage Studio, started out as a manicurist. She loved doing pedicures and then learned Reflexology. Her clients liked her foot massages and always asked “When are you going to start doing full body massages?” That’s when Michele started exploring different avenues in day spas and working with chiropractors and other massage therapists. In 2005 she decided to go back to school to become certified and is now licensed and Nationally Certified to do Massage Therapy. Michele’s top service would be the Combination Massage. At Michele’s they can work out tight spots and stretch you out, you will be more relaxed.

 

The West Bridgewater Studio has two rooms both with fireplaces, the tables can be heated, and hot towels are used. Hot stones can also be included. The Norwood location is one room amongst hair and nail professionals, each has their own private space. It is a very nice comfortable setting.

Michele’s Massage Studio has two locations:

455 West Center Street, Route 106, West Bridgewater Ma

AND

500 Boston Providence, Turnpike Route1, Norwood Ma

Stop in for your massage!

 

10/14/2011

THE SPOTLIGHT IS ON: DOMINO'S PIZZA ACTON TEWKSBURY WESTFORD

After graduating from Burlington High School in 1991, Scott Gasper worked at Domino’s Pizza 40+ hours per week while attending Boston University and the Isenberg School of Management at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.After graduating in 1995 with a degree in Human Resource Management and Marketing, Scott decided that he could not take an office job, just too confining.

Scott continued his career with Domino’s Pizza and was offered a Management position by a local Franchisee.After receiving the highest awards in New England for sales and profit increases and the highest Operational Inspection scores in the country, Domino’s Pizza LLC offered Scott a position as an Operations Excellence Inspector.He moved up from there to Mid-West regional Operations Consultant, then Franchise Consultant.Upon hearing the Acton Domino’s was for sale, he ended his career with corporate and bought his 1st store on April 1st 2002 and became a Franchisee! Scott has owned a total of 6 stores and currently owns and operates 3; Acton, Westford and Tewksbury.

Domino’s strives to provide the best product and service you can ask for.Your order will be made right the first time and they’ll get it to you hot and fast!If a mistake is made, Domino’s will do what you need to make it right, be it a quick replacement pizza or a credit for future orders.No matter what, when you order from one of Scott’s stores, you WILL be taken care of right then, all you have to do is let us know.That is our best feature, aside from great pizza!

Scott ALWAYS welcomes customer feedback; on the net or a phone call to one his Managers.

There’s always a deal out there, so just ask, and Scott will set you up with the best prices in town.There are now 3 all new Artisan Pizzas and at $7.99, you can’t beat them.

The Tewksbury store is what is called Image 20/20.It’s a new type of image and is really cool.Go in to the Tewksbury location to see it if you have the time!

Scott’s Domino's locations are;

75 Great Rd in Acton

527 Groton Rd (Route 40 ACE Plaza) in Westford

1899 Main St in Tewksbury.

 

10/07/2011

THE SPOTLIGHT IS ON: Cindy's Totally You!

Cindy’s Totally You has been located at 1442 Broadway in Raynham for over four years. Cindy’s is a full service salon and spa. All members of Cindy’s staff have been in their field for over ten years and love what they do. They are each excellent in their area of expertise; hair, nails, skin make-up and massage.

Experience the care of Professionals whose only mission is "YOU"

 

9/30/2011

THE SPOTLIGHT IS ON: Irving’s Home Center

 

Irving’s Home Center has been owned and operated by Richard Sena for the past 36 years. Richard purchased the store from the original owner, Irving Shane in 1974. The Sena family moved the location across the street and expanded the product line over the years to now include everything you could need for any Home Improvement project. His son David, who began as a stock boy in his teens, is now part owner and hopes to keep the business in the family for the next generation to come. With a team of long term, knowledgeable and loyal employees, Irving’s Home Center is a local, community focused retailer with strong ties to the City in which it serves.

Irving’s Home Center is the go to store for homeowners, landlords and businesses alike. They provide the highest quality products including Benjamin Moore Paint, Ace Hardware, Armstrong Cabinets, and Hunter Douglas Window Fashions. Irving’s Home Center’s Manager, Dennis Pierce has been designing custom kitchens for their customers for over 25 years and receives business from word of mouth advertising from happy satisfied customers. From custom kitchens to moving boxes, flooring to key copies, paint sundries to light bulbs, Irving’s Home Center has your home improvement needs covered!

Located at 10 North Main Street in Brockton, Irving’s offers their customers plenty of off-street parking in a clean and comfortable environment.

Irving’s Home Center; Large Enough to Serve You, Small Enough to Know You!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

THE SPOTLIGHT IS ON JAZZERCISE

9/23/2011

Spotlight on Jazzercise, Owner – Barbara Lang

Jazzercise started in 1969 and Barbara Lang joined in 1984 as a student while owning Dance On With Barbara Lang dance school, teaching young and old ballet, tap, jazz and kindergym.

As a member of The Dance Teachers of Boston, Barbara saw a Jazzercise demonstration and then found a class in her home town area. Right from the start, she knew she wanted to become an instructor….combining the fun of dance while increasing strength and heart muscle. One of Barbara’s first interviews was with the girl who gave the demo, she had brought Jazzercise to Massachusetts. It is a franchise with the Corporation based in California.

After months of training and passing the Instructor Certification, Barbara opened up her first class at The First Church in Weymouth. Jazzercise is starting the 27th year in the same Weymouth location. Barbara’s daughter Kris Canniff became an instructor in 1992 after graduation from U. Mass, Amherst before attending Newbury College for Physical Therapist Associate Degree. One of her students, Shannon Gordon, became an instructor and started teaching October, 2008, while Barbara was recuperating from rotator cuff surgery.

There are three morning and three evening classes with three instructors covering low and high impact aerobic dance routines. Choreography (styles of Rock n’Roll, kick boxing, country, jazz dance etc.) is from California, including a wide variety of music from pop, rock, hip hop, Latin, R & B, etc. Customers attend for different reasons: fitness, health, mental and social; no dance background needed…..just move.

The class has many ages (teens-80’s), fitness levels and body types smiling on the dance floor. The 55-60 minute class includes warm-up, aerobic curve of 25-30 plus minutes, and strength conditioning for abdominal, arms and legs and stretching incorporating yoga and pilates movements.

 

Many customers comment on the fun of Jazzercise while getting a full body workout—a combination of success and sweat. The program stays up to date with fitness, music and dance movements. Families, friends and new acquaintances moving to the same beat!

Sharing the joy of dance and fitness through Jazzercise is a great reward for Barbara!

Class schedule: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 6:45 p.m.

Saturday, Tuesday, Thursday 8:30 a.m.

The First Church in Weymouth

17 Church Street

E. Weymouth, Ma. 02189

www.jazzercise.com

Barbara Lang 781-331-1969

 

THE SPOTLIGHT IS ON

Precision Time, A Rich Legacy of Excellence

As a young boy in Argentina, Hugo Fraga was fascinated with timepieces and especially the intricate motors that lay at the heart of every watch. For more than 30 years he perfected his skills as a watchmaker and technician, training his young sons along the way. After immigrating to the USA in 1977, Hugo turned his passion for watches into the American dream by opening the family's first full-service watch store in 1982.

Over the years, the family realized there was a growing need for accessible, high-quality watch repair and the first Precision Time was born. Their plan to combine the convenient location of mall kiosks with the technical expertise the Fragas are known for quickly became a huge success. Today there are nearly 100 locations across the country and Hugo's sons and grandsons continue to share their craftsmanship and passion for watches with ever our growing Precision Time family.

Expertise and experience are part of our heritage. When we say we're “The Watch Experts,” we mean it!

A feature that customer like is the fact that we offer a 5 Year Battery Package including gasket & reseal to maintain water resistance, it’s a great value. We can also service all Tag Heuer, Movado, Swiss Army, Wenger & Omega watches.

We carry over 1000 different sizes & styles of watch bands and straps & we can also replace most crystals in store (the glass over the face of the watch)

We have 7 stores in the New England Area:

  • North Shore Mall – Peabody MA
  • Solomon Pond Mall – Marlborough MA
  • Burlington Mall – Burlington MA
  • South Shore Plaza – Braintree MA
  • Independence Plaza – Kingston MA
  • Westfield Mall – Meriden CT
  • Westfield Mall – Trumbull CT

The president of Precision Time, Doug Waddoups, won a local business award in Utah. The following link is a video interview done with him for the award: http://precisiontimewatchdeals.blogspot.com/2011/08/precision-time-utah-fast-50-award.html

 

THE SPOTLIGHT IS ON EDIBLE ARRANGEMENTS OF HANOVER

 

 

EDIBLE ARRANGEMENTS OF HANOVER

Lee Spinale Rea was a big fan and frequent user of Edible Arrangements at her previous job. She always said that she should own a store since she loved the product so much. When Lee decided to retire from her Business Development career she looked into Edible Arrangements. After several months of waiting she was notified that there was an opening for a franchise in her area! She jumped at the opportunity because she believed in the product and she could see the potential for growth, and it has been great!

Over the last 5 years Lee’s store has continued to grow at a steady pace. Over 45,000 happy customers have been served! Her favorite part of owning the store is seeing that constant happiness on the faces of her customers and recipients as well as all the wonderful notes she receives complimenting the arrangements and her fantastic staff. Lee loves being able to provide fruit to all the many charities and fundraisers as well.

A favorite moment was one Valentine's Day week when Lee realized that her staff had produced and delivered over 750 arrangements without a single bump in the road. It was so exciting watching the enthusiasm and excitement of accomplishing a major team goal. It was awesome!

 

Over the past 5 years Lee’s Edible Arrangements store has contributed almost $10,000 in charitable contributions to the local community. Her store supports the local elder communities, volunteers, schools, churches, private fundraisers, VNA of South Shore, and many, many more. This is also one of Lee’s favorite parts of owning an Edible Arrangement franchise; helping others raise money for so many great causes.

 

 

Lee has lived in Hanover for 25 years. She is a 5th generation Bostonian and grew up in the city which she is very proud of. She has one son who was instrumental in the successful opening of the store.

 

 

 

 

Lee has an open door policy with all of her customers. She keeps her business card and cell number on the front counter and welcomes any correspondence with suggestions or questions. Most of the staff has been with her since the beginning or close to the beginning so they are highly trained and motivated to give all customers and recipients a great experience!

 

 

Edible Arrangements of Hanover 366 Columbia Rd. Hanover

 

 

THE SPOTLIGHT IS ON H&H CHIMNEY!

H&H Chimney’s owner, T.J. was in the chimney business for ten years. He realized that he wasn’t earning enough income and decided to start his own business. He bought a truck and by word of mouth, has grown the business. In fact, T.J. has doubled his business in the past year and a half solely by word of mouth!

T.J. has expanded the business to include walk-ways, patios, chimney re-builds, stainless steel liners in furnaces and wood burning stoves or any type stove for that matter.

H&H Chimney offers chimney cleaning, safety inspections, masonry work, chimney pointing, and installation of pellet stoves.

Your safety is the number 1 priority of H&H Chimney. Carbon oxide is extremely poisonous. H&H recommends a safety expectation at least once a year. For less than 30 minutes and less than $100.00 you can keep your family SAFE!!!! Visit H&H on Facebook

 

 

H&H Chimney is located at 31 Fern St. in Natick, Ma. and services all of Eastern Massachusetts.

 

THE SPOTLIGHT IS ON CoffeeKing.com!

 

CoffeeKing.com was launched by our parent company, Atlantic Coffee & Provisions. For over 70 years Atlantic Coffee has been servicing the office break and refreshment needs of thousands of area businesses —delivering coffee, tea, beverages, paper goods, and more than 1,200 other break room related items. But people drink coffee at home, too! Coffee King was formed to meet the growing desire to have delicious single-serve beverages at home. With the explosion of the at-home Keurig market, CoffeeKing.com had all the tools in place to quickly launch our residential and small office e-commerce site. Thus giving these end users the ability to take advantage of our larger pack sizes and in turn much lower per unit pricing.

CoffeeKing.com has a wide variety of K-Cup and Coffee Pod flavors—more than 150 options! That’s way more than can be found at grocery and department stores. Powered by the purchasing power of both Atlantic Coffee & CoffeeKing.com we can offer wholesale pricing on larger 24ct and 96ct K-Cup packs while retailers are restricted to smaller sizes that usually equate to much higher per unit prices. CoffeeKing.com also offers K-Cup 6-packs starting at only $5.25, so customers can try new flavors before committing to an entire box or case.

We are launching a great loyalty program as well, where our customers will be rewarded “crowns” for every dollar they spend. Crowns can be used for discounts and exclusive products not found anywhere else. All orders over $60 are shipped same day FREE via UPS which means our Northeast friends receive orders the very next business day.

CoffeeKing.com is able to turn inventory every few days because of our tremendous volume. This ensures that your coffee has the freshest date available. All date codes from CoffeeKing.com are unconditionally guaranteed. We also are constantly running specials and deals so customers can realize even more savings over our already great prices.

CoffeeKing.com is located online, so anyone can visit us there! As a bonus locals can visit our office and warehouse location at 267 Libbey Industrial Parkway in Weymouth, MA, Monday through Friday, 9am – 5pm, where we sell all of our products!

 

THE SPOTLIGHT IS ON VALVOLINE INSTANT OIL CHANGE!

Valvoline Instant Oil Change

In February 1989, Don Smith opened the bay doors of his first Valvoline Instant Oil Change franchise in Somerville, MA. His company, Henley Enterprises, Inc. has since grown to become the largest Valvoline Instant Oil Change franchisee, operating more than 125 facilities in ten states. The original two-bay Somerville location (182 Washington Street) is still helping drivers keep their vehicles running at peak performance today.

No appointment necessary. Valvoline Instant Oil Change is your quick, easy, and trusted vehicle preventative maintenance partner. We combine stay-in-your-car convenience with premium products, services, and information to help you keep your vehicle running at peak performance.

           

Valvoline Instant Oil Change service centers feature a “Free fluid re-fill policy.” Anytime between a regular service interval (three months or 3,000 miles) a Valvoline Instant Oil Change customer can stop at any Valvoline Instant Oil Change service center for a top-off on all fluids and a free tire pressure check.

Locations: 31 Massachusetts locations – visit…www.vioc.com to find the service center nearest you.

Somerville, Waltham, Roslindale, Brookline, Watertown, Newton, Allston, Cambridge, Natick, Framingham, Arlington, Medford, North Reading, Haverhill, Salem, Lynn, Everett, Lowell, Woburn, Methuen, Malden, West Roxbury, Hanover, Quincy, Brockton, Seekonk, Milford, Walpole, Plymouth, Norwood.

 

The SPOTLIGHT IS ON Almquist Flowerland!

Almquist Flowerland was started in 1930 by Henning and Helen Almquist. They started with a small greenhouse behind their home and were only pen during the spring season. In the early 1940's, Helen starting designing flower arrangements and developed the infamous "gravy boat club". You could purchase a gravy boat filled with flowers for only $3.00! The new retail store was moved to 326 Franklin and was known as Almquist Rock Garden Flower Shop because of the beautiful rock garden that many Quincy residents still speak of today.

     

In 1952, Kenneth entered the business and 1957, Robert entered the business. Helen passed away in 1959. In 1963, the business was incorporated and became Almquist Flowerland, Inc. Henning passed away in 1971 and Kenneth died suddenly in 1977. Robert's sons, Scott and Bobby started in the 1980's and today, Bob, his wife, Rhealynne and their two children, Jim and Sarah run the business today. Almquist Flowerland is proud that it is operated by 3rd and 4th generations.

The residents of the south shore come back time and time again for our quality, competitive pricing and our invaluable advice on gardening. Our staff is friendly and very motivated to help with problems in the garden as well as helping plan a garden for anyone seeking that service. We still grow our own exceptional annual and vegetable plants in the greenhouses that Henning built over 60 years ago in addition to the new greenhouses built by his grandson Bob. We are a full service garden center and florist. We provide beautiful flowers for weddings, birthdays, funerals and other special occasions.

 

We are still located at 326 Franklin Street in Quincy and our greenhouses are still right down the street. Find us on Facebook to check out what's happening at Almquist Flowerland. Like the seasons, things are always changing at Almquist Flowerland

 

The Spotlight is on Sel De LaTerre!

Prior to opening Sel de la Terre in the spring of 2000, Chef/Partner Geoff Gardner spent eight years as the sous chef at Boston’s prestigious L’Espalier restaurant, where he immersed himself in the teachings of his mentor, L’Espalier’s Chef/Proprietor Frank McClelland. McClelland and Gardner envisioned the opening of a rustic French brasserie, where they could serve seasonal and locally grown Provençal-inspired cuisine in a casual setting. They agreed the perfect first location would be the beautiful and ever-developing downtown waterfront area of Boston.

     

In the spring of 2000, they realized their dream with the opening of Sel de la Terre. At the helm of Sel de la Terre’s kitchen, Chef Gardner always practices the service philosophy and cooking techniques he learned working with Chef McClelland at L’Espalier, all which quickly helped Sel de la Terre become one of Boston’s most highly-acclaimed restaurants and to earn such impressive accolades as “Best French Restaurant” by Boston Magazine in 2003 and 2004 and 100 Hottest Restaurants in the World by Condé Nast Traveler. In September 2007, Chefs McClelland and Gardner presented their slice of Provence to the suburbs, with the opening of a second Sel de la Terre in the brand new wing of the Natick Mall. Soon after, Sel de la Terre - Back Bay opened its doors on Boylston Street in Boston next to its sister L’Espalier, which together form one spectacular dining destination in one of Boston’s most prestigious neighborhoods.

The rustic simplicity of our cuisine is inspired by New England’s proud agricultural and maritime heritage. We go to great lengths to support the local farmer and fisherman. We are grounded in the intent to marry the technique of southern French cuisine with local, hearty and fresh ingredients. We even source much of our produce from our own Apple Street Farm, operated by Frank McClelland in Essex, MA.

  

 

Each Sel de la Terre kitchen is chef driven. We believe that giving our chefs the culinary freedom to interpret our longstanding philosophy using inspirations from his personal history is the key to offering the best food possible. We are proud to give our talented chefs this culinary independence and they give us the confidence that every customer is thoroughly satisfied no matter where they enjoy our cuisine.

Locations

BOSTON - LONG WHARF

Located in the beautiful downtown waterfront area of Boston, Sel de la Terre is situated right next to the New England Aquarium and is within walking distance of Faneuil Hall, Government Center, the North End and the financial district

NATICK MALL

Located between Neiman Marcus and Nordstrom, Sel de la Terre Natick is situated within The Natick Collection, a newly constructed upscale shopping destination west of Boston.

BOSTON - BACK BAY

Our newest Sel de la Terre! Located adjacent to the five star Mandarin Oriental, Boston and next to its sister restaurant L'Espalier, Sel de la Terre on Boylston Street is pleased to offer its signature French-Provencal cuisine to the sophisticated and modern Back Bay community.

THE SPOTLIGHT IS ON REAL LIFE YOGA!

 

THE SPOTLIGHT IS ON REAL LIFE YOGA! Over the past 15 years, Owner Dee Lyon has studied many styles of Yoga and Fitness Techniques, integrating them into her practice and teachings.

“I have owned Real Life Yoga since 1999. After being laid off from a corporate position of 15 years, feeling the stress of searching for my life's purpose, I wanted it to have a bit of a meaning. I decided to open a Yoga studio. I wanted people to feel they can come and not feel competitive or judged. I wanted to help all populations connect to their inner source of strength and relaxation, through yoga, fitness and meditation practice, and reach for their toes! Being connected to the health and fitness industry, mentoring inner city kids, the elderly and the homeless and helping them deal with stress with exercise and meditation, I found that I love working with all populations in the fitness, stress management & Yoga industry and became an entrepreneur!”

 

The number one service is a variety of yoga classes, beginners classes for the non flexible, hot yoga, sculpt and yoga with weights. Pilates, kids yoga, Kudalini, 50 + classes.

Our locations are in Quincy at:
101 Adams St., Quincy Ma
walking distance from Quincy Center T
Dee Lyon 617-285-5219

and in Holbrook at:
239 Franklin St. Rte. 37, Holbrook Ma

Nancy West 781-767-1827
We offer a non competitive atmosphere, plenty of parking and no mat rental fees. Drop-in or take a series, sliding scale fees for anyone out of work!

The SPOTLIGHT is on Rome Sweet Rome Italian Bakery!

Lucia Wirzburger

“Growing up in an Italian family, food was always very important. It had to be prepared carefully and with the best ingredients. It was a demonstration of love for family and friends and a way to welcome guests,” says Lucia Traietti Wirzburger who carries on her family’s traditions at her bakery Rome Sweet Rome.

  

The bakery features a variety of traditional Italian pastries, cakes, cookies, biscotti and breads. Everything is made from scratch in small batches, using real butter, cream, eggs and no preservatives. The bakery also offers imported Italian Gelato and other Italian products. Catering options include Sandwich platters, Pastry Trays and Cookie Trays.

No need to travel to the North End for your Ricotta Pies, Lobster Tails, or Sfogliatelle. Cannoli are filled to order so the shells stay crisp. The Pagnotta (round, crusty Italian bread) and herb & cheese focaccia are perfect for dipping or sandwiches. Take-out lunches are also available, including pizza, sandwiches, and soup (soup available Sept.-May), and why not grab an espresso or cappuccino to go with your biscotti?

Rome Sweet Rome Italian Bakery is located in the heart of historic downtown Plymouth at 54 Main Street. Call 508-732-0012 or visit their website at www.RomeSweetRomeBakery.comto see their full menu.

 

The SPOTLIGHT is on Fedele’s Hand Dipped Chocolates!

  

Fedele’s Hand Dipped Chocolates was started By Kathie and Ron Fedele in 1987. Ron Had worked in a family owned confectionery business in his youth and always had a strong desire to start his own company. With the help of his wife Kathie, they did their homework, visiting existing candy shops, attending trade shows and even taking business courses. The doors finally opened in December of 1987 and the business has shown a steady growth year after year for 25 years. They have two locations, Pembroke at the Anderson Plaza Route 139, 95 Church St. and on Plymouth’s waterfront in the Village Landing Marketplace, 170 Water St. The company is still run by Kathie and Ron with the able assistance of Allison Obin, their Plymouth shop manager, Fedele’s now employs 15 workers and makes all of the products they sell. Quality and freshness are the hallmark of everything at this unique and quaint family confectionery /gift shop.

Fedele’s makes 12 different varieties of fudge from traditional Chocolate and Walnut to Penuche, Peanut Butter and Cranberry.

  

They have become famous for their unique Peanut Butter Cup and delicious Turtles (a blend of nuts, chewy caramel and chocolate). Folks rave about their truffles, barks and clusters. Whether you prefer Milk, Dark or White Chocolate, Fedele’s makes it all fresh and delicious. They even carry a large selection of Sugar Free confections. Voted “Best Candy Shop on the South Shore” by the readers of South Shore Living Magazine, 5 of the last 7 years, Fedele’s is the perfect shop to get the perfect gift.

EVERYONE LOVES CHOCOLATE!!!

The SPOTLIGHT is on  American Kempo Karate Academy!

American Kempo Karate Academy (AKKA) is a professional martial arts school that started in 1995 by taking over an existing martial arts school that was established in 1983 in Weymouth, MA. AKKA's founder Mark DiNino started training at the original school in 1984 at the age of 13. He quickly learned that martial arts training was not just about physical fighting but about personal power and self development. Mr. DiNino saw an opportunity to enhance people through martial arts training by becoming an instructor and eventually the owner and founder of a new organization. He then saw another opportunity to improve martial arts school business systems which would dramatically increase the quality of the martial arts training experience for the students.

     

AKKA's focus is building self confidence in both kids and adults. Their training programs build "Skills For Life". As students get in better physical shape and develop practical self defense skills with the guidance of the instructors, they build up their self confidence. The training is also a tremendous stress reliever which allows people to handle their life situations more effectively. The goal oriented training with all these great benefits keeps students motivated to continue.

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AKKA currently has 5 South Shore locations. Their website is www.akka.com.

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170 Middle St, E. Weymouth, Ma (781) 331-8008
6 Main St, Hanson, MA (781) 294-4240
386 Columbia Road, Hanover, MA (781) 829-1008
12 W. Water St, Rockland, MA (781) 878-4011
82 Pond St, S. Weymouth, MA (781) 331-2552

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The goal of AKKA is to help educate the public about martial arts schools. The biggest mistake anyone can make is to think all martial arts schools are the same. Discover the difference at AKKA. Visit AKKA Founder Mark DiNino's blog to learn more http://biggest-mistakes-selecting-a-school.blogspot.com/ At AKKA, the clients get the whole package of strong leadership, committed & qualified staff, quality training programs, professional business systems, quality facilities, and extensive experience.