Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday rule the shopping roost after Thanksgiving.
If you have a black belt in Black Friday shopping, listen up: area big-box retailers are gearing up to dazzle bargain hunters even earlier this year—starting on Thanksgiving Day! Last week, Walmart (in Weymouth) announced that it would open its doors at 1 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 23 and offer holiday doorbusters while supplies last. These include deals on TVs, iPads, an electric scooter for $79 and a steam mop for $39. Not to be outdone, Target (at the South Shore Plaza) and Best Buy (right in Braintree) are also planning all-out holiday shopping assaults. Target's deals begin at 9 p.m. According to an ad leaked online, the best deals will be for TVs, a Nook, a Nikon camera and an XBOX 360 Kinect bundle. At the Best Buy in Braintree, doors …
Thursday, November 15, 2012
Here are five things you need to know Thursday, November 15, 2012.
Five Things you Need to Know Today is a Patch column that provides readers with essential, daily information at a glance. Today is Thursday, November 15. Here are five things you need to know. 1. Mostly sunny: According to the National Weather Service, today will be mostly sunny with a high around 45 degrees. 2. Holiday Stroll: Over 40 businesses in Milton Village and Dorchester will be open from 5:30 to 8 tonight for the Fifth Annual Lower Mills Holiday Stroll. Check out the Milton businesses in the Adams Street and Centre Avenue area. 3. LMMA: The Lower Mills Merchants Association (LMMA) will sponsor tonight’s Holiday Stroll. Learn more about the organization at www.lowermillsmerchants.com. 4. Girls Book Club: The Milton Public Library …
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Get in the holiday spirit with the Holiday Stroll on November 15 in Dorchester and Milton Village.
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
The fifth annual Lower Mills Holiday Stroll will take place on Thursday, November 15, from 5:30pm to 8:00 p.m. in Lower Mills in Dorchester and Milton Village. Over 40 businesses will stay open late offering live music, refreshments, special discounts, and/or displaying work from local artists. From 5:30pm to 7:00pm at St. Gregory’s auditorium (Dorchester Avenue), strollers can receive a free reusable shopping tote, enjoy entertainment, and visit the several businesses on display, and enter the free raffle for an IPod, gift certificates and other prizes (winners to be announced the next day). At Carney Hospital, there will be live entertainment, activities for the kids, and hot chocolate, coffee and munchkins from Dunkin Donuts, and a free…
Monday, November 12, 2012
The Dock Street Coffee Shop in Edgartown
You want to sit right behind Darren Patrick at the grill because what he’s doing with eggs and batter and toast and every kind of breakfast meat is surely as skilled as anything Nadia Comaneci ever performed on the tumbling mat. Your devoted correspondent is there on a November Sunday at 8 a.m. when one of the many morning rushes was taking place (the diner opens at 6:30). Darren has two salami-studded omelets spread out on the giant fry slab. They're the shape and size of deflated beach balls, and when he flips them once-twice-thrice into the classic burrito-bulked omelet, you realize that if only you could prepare something like that yourself at home, you’d be pestered with half-a-dozen proposals of marriage per week. To the left of …