Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Just down the road is a gift store full of unique items ... all for a good cause.
A quick drive from Weston, just over the border in Wayland, is a gift shop that could be just the spot to discover a gift for that "hard to buy for" person this holiday season. The Wayland Depot is open for business and stocks pleny of unique gifts with the added bonus of funding a good cause with each purchase. The Wayland Depot has been around for more than 30 years as a charitable organization that strives to "help support women in their homes who make handcrafts and to donate the proceeds of the sale of those handcrafts to charity," according to the shop's mission statement. The gift store stocks everything from handcrafted scarves and jewelry to bowls and home decor. Local jeweler, Christine Faucher of Sudbury, is currently displaying…
Saturday, November 24, 2012
Start your holiday shopping at locally owned stores during Small Business Saturday.
Saturday, November 24, 2012
Small Business Saturday is on Nov. 24 this year, two days after Thanksgiving. It is a day for everyone to support the small businesses that their community thrives on. American Express founded the day in 2010 to help small businesses get exposure during the holiday season, when they might be otherwise overlooked. With retailers buzzing around the holidays, it is important to support local small businesses that rely on their neighbors in order to continue prospering and building the local economy in Wayland. Ranny Lawless opened Elizabeth Lee Boutique in Wayland in 2006, so she's had a few years to grasp the importance of shopping local, but it's not just for the business owners. "Support your local businesses," Lawless said. "That's where …
Friday, November 23, 2012
We talked with a few clothing and jewelry experts to find out what they recommend when it comes to buying gifts and getting dressed for the holiday.
Michelle Meltzer and Ranny Lawless know a thing or two about what women want this holiday season. Meltzer owns Michelle's Jewelry Boutique and Lawless owns Elizabeth Lee Boutique. Men, if you don't know about these Wayland spots just down Route 20 from Weston, ask your wives/girlfriends/daughters ... they know about them. Patch talked to both ladies about what's hot in their particular stores this holiday season, and they were happy to share some tips. Bookmark this article and use it as your shopping guide. Jewelry "The trend is looking for something different," Meltzer said. "Department stores are everywhere, and they’re inundated with the same thing. The boutiques are really catering to a larger price range." Meltzer said that, in …
Monday, November 19, 2012
The garden center just west of Weston on Route 20 has reopened for the holiday season and is in the midst of a charity drive.
Weston's nearby location of Mahoney's Garden Center is back open for the holiday season and it's jumping right into the holiday giving with another year of hosting Trees for Troops. Mahoney's locations throughout Massachusetts, including the one closest to Weston on Route 20 in Wayland, are serving as the hub for the Trees for Troops program in the Commonwealth. Trees for Troops allows individuals to purchase a holiday tree that will donated to a military family serving in the U.S. or overseas. A press release from Mahoney's relays a message from a previous recipient, quoted from the Trees for Troops website: “I wanted to thank you deeply for the tree that you gave me and my family for Christmas this year. My husband is currently serving …
Thursday, November 15, 2012
Take a look at a few of the nearby options below when it comes to your Thanksgiving dinner. Have another option? Let us know in the comments.
Thursday, November 15, 2012
The Wayland spot opens at 11:30 a.m. While the reservation slots are full, there's the possibility of finding a seat at a bar hightop or even in the dining roo as a walk-in. The 2012 Thanksgiving Menu will be available on Thursday, Nov. 22 throughout the day at this Sudbury staple. Reservations for Thanksgiving are taken by phone only. A Thanksgiving to Go ..."all you have to do is set the table" roasted turkey sage stuffing & pan turkey gravy homemade cranberry sauce crashed potatoes whipped butternut squash roasted apple bread & butter pudding homemade whipped cream dinner rolls (dinners packaged for multiples of four) family of four = $125 family of eight = $250 family of twelve = $375 must be ordered by Saturday, Nov. 17 must be picked…
Shakespeare comes to Weston and we need a new Facebook cover photo.
1. Musician at EPOCH. Dan Hart will be at EPOCH today at 10 a.m. to popular favorites from the 1920s to the present. 2. Merchant of Venice Comes to Weston. The Weston High School Theater Company's production of the "Merchant of Venice" opens tonight. 3. Hurricane Sandy Animal Victims Need Help. Especially for Pets is asking its customers to purchase pet food at the store to help victims of Hurricane Sandy. Every bag a customer purchases will go to Sandy's four-legged victims and Especially for Pets will match the donation with another bag of food. 4. Facebook Cover Photo. Don't forget -- we're looking for a new cover photo for the Weston Patch page on Facebook. Upload a photo you took that you believe best represents Weston. It could be …
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Blue laws prohibit retailers from opening before midnight on Black Friday.
Black Friday is starting earlier than ever, as some national retailers have announced they will open the night of Thanksgiving, Thursday, Nov. 22. However, here in Massachusetts, state blue laws prohibit stores from opening until midnight, according to an article in the Boston Globe. Current blue laws prohibit retailers in the state from opening on Thanksgiving, thus preventing them from getting an early start on Black Friday sales, according to the Globe article. Some exceptions are restaurants, health care facilities and gas stations. The laws, instituted in the 17th century, are intended to make sure holidays are properly observed, according to the Boston Globe. Are Massachusetts' blue laws outdated? Should they be eliminated? Tell …