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The Square Scoop
May 2020 Vol. II
In This Issue
Hungry? Eat Local!
Streaming Support
Dedham Farmers Market
Square Biz
About DSC
Quick Links
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News Circling the Square

Support Local Biz
We're selling t-shirts featuring an original design by Peter H. Reynolds, for $19 and $10 comes back to Dedham Square Circle! Funds raised from the sale of these shirts will be used towards a future big community-wide block party in the Square to celebrate the grand reopening of the small businesses around town. Show your local pride and help us raise funds for a celebration to remember. It's a win-win! Shirts come in sizes for adults and children and will be shipped directly to you. Click here  for more info. and to place an order! 

Positive Vibes  - Thanks to all the awesome kids who worked so hard to create dozens of colorful hearts for us to hang in the Square's store-front windows! Their sweet and poignant messages of hope have spread cheer and positive vibes which is just what we all need right now. We still have lots of room to hang more hearts so kids, get coloring! Say thank you to the essential and frontline workers, show love for your schools and teachers, give a shout out to your favorite Dedham Square businesses, express happy thoughts or share any-thing that might bring smiles to people's faces. Deliver your hearts to the drop-off bin in front of the theatre or mail them to Dedham Square Circle, P.O. Box 593, Dedham, MA 02027.
Distance Socially, Eat Locally

As the independently owned restaurants in the Square and around town continue to weather what seems like a never-ending storm during the COVID-19 pandemic, your continued support is appreciated more than you realize. Your takeout orders, words of encouragement, positive reviews and social media shares about how much you enjoyed your meals are what keeps them going. Thanks for helping to keep their doors open during these challenging times!

Click here  for a list of the independently owned restaurants in the Square and around Dedham that are open along with their phone numbers and links to their websites. We're updating this list frequently so be sure to check back. 
Stream on Your Own Screen

Marquee Party
Although the marquee on our beloved independent arthouse theatre is temporarily dark, you can still help to support this historic treasure that opened its doors in 1927. Stream some newly released arthouse films to enjoy from the comfort of your living room. For $12 per film, watch the critically-acclaimed films  RBG, Fourteen Capital in the Twenty-First Century , The Booksellers , The Times of Bill Cunningham all for $12 per film.  The theatre is also streaming the popular documentary Spaceship Earth for $3.99. To view trailers and purchase your virtual tickets click here. Until we can savor DCT's popcorn with real butter in person, it's the next best thing!
Countdown to Opening Day

At long last, in just three and a half weeks, we'll be kicking off the 13th season of the Dedham Farmers Market on Wed.  June 17! Again this season we'll return to the beautiful green at First Church, across from the Dedham Community House, where we'll be every Wednesday from 2-6 pm through the end of October.  We're still finalizing our vendor lineup but in the meantime we're happy to report that longtime favorites will be returning. Click here for a sneak peek. We'll be sharing more details on some exciting new vendors in the next issue of The Scoop!

To ensure the safety of our customers, vendors, staff, and volunteers, we've been working with t
he Dedham Health Dept. to make adjustments to our market operations. Click here for more info. Although the market will run a little differently this year, we can guarantee you a wide assortment of fresh and locally grown and prepared foods and health/wellness items that you'll love. We're also working on setting up options for pre-ordering and pre-paying items online to have ready for you to pick up from market vendors. 

We're committed to providing a safe environment for you to load up on fresh and local fare and items but we also want to maintain the warm, community vibe you've come to expect at our market. To that end, we are seeking local musicians who are interested in showcasing their talents by playing at the market for a small stipend.  Email us at dedhamfarmermarket@gmail.com for more info.     
Square Biz 

The Grateful Grocer - Yes, it's true.  The Grateful Dedham Diner  now has same-day delivery of fresh local groceries right to your front door! Think pecan wood smoked bacon, eggs, freshly squeezed OJ, avocados, locally baked bread, cheese, maple syrup, fruits and veggies, flour, paper supplies and more. Click    here to order breakfast, lunch and groceries or call (781) 375-2108. What's better than fresh and local?

Twice as Nice -  The Dedham Exchange is fully stocked with reusable masks in a variety of fabrics. Prices start at $12 and are available for pick up Monday through Friday 10-2. Call ahead at (781) 326-0627 to let them know you're coming. Did you know that The Exchange, a non-profit gift shop, donates all of their profits to many community organizations right here in Dedham? Yet another reason to shop at this local treasure!

Time for a Sweet Treat -
Ron's Ice Cream is offering home delivery of their amazing Make-Your-Own-Sundae kits!
It comes with your choice of:
  • 2 Quarts of Ron's Handcrafted Gourmet Ice Cream (pick 2 of your favorite Ron's flavors - over 20 to choose from)
  • 12 oz of hot fudge, caramel or strawberries
  • 6 oz of your choice hot fudge, caramel, strawberries, or marshmallow
  • 6 oz container of gummi bears, M&Ms or Reese's Pieces
  • 4 oz container of chocolate jimmies or rainbow sprinkles
  • 1 can of whipped cream
All this for only $39.95 (a $50 value) and $5 delivery fee. Call Ron's in Hyde Park at (617-364-5274) by Thursday to place your order for delivery in Dedham on Saturday between 9-11 am. You can also call for a pickup order (must be made 48 hours ahead of pickup time) Thursday through Sunday Noon-2pm.

Ready to Reopen 
Several hair salons in the Square will be reopening in the coming days. 

To keep updated on which merchants are opening when click here.  

About Us
dsc logo new The Dedham Square Circle is a non-profit organization committed to invigorating Dedham Square by increasing its economic prosperity, promoting its rich history, arts and culture, and aesthetically enhancing the Square's physical environment to benefit the entire community.  We are a community-driven volunteer organization that is 100% privately funded.   Your voice and participation are important to us!  Visit www.dedhamsquarecircle.org.