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dedham square  logoWelcome Back Scoop Fans!   
Don't forget - this Tuesday 2/2 at  7 p.m.  the town will hold a public hearing on the Dedham Square Improvement Project in the lower conference room at town hall.

Come see what the future has in store for the Square and learn more about the exciting design plans aimed at
making the Square safer for pedestrians and motorists while making aesthetic improvements such as brick-lined sidewalks and gas lamps. These streetscape improvements will help to transform the Square to maximize its economic potential.  Each and every resident of Dedham benefits from a strong and thriving downtown.  Click here to learn more about Dedham Square Circle's pivotal role in getting this project off the ground. 
Behind the Scenes
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This is the time of year when the Dedham Square Circle is busy mapping out our plans for the year ahead.   Top on our list are planning community events, the farmers market, merchant workshops and our Annual Meeting.  We will also continue our work with Square property owners and merchants to make physical improvements to their buildings and storefronts.  In addition, plans are in the works to promote the Square regionally to attract more visitors and we will continue our collaboration with the Town on a number of initiatives to improve the Square.   Stay tuned for more details!
News Circling the Square
bread 4Winter Farmers Market - a farmers market in the winter?! Yes, it's true! Starting this Sunday, a weekly market will be held at the new Dedham Square Country Market located in the Odd Fellows building at 626 High Street (next to Nest) in the Square.  Featuring several specialty food vendors, including some from the Dedham Farmers Market.  and  Click here to learn more!

leila heppHelping in HaitiDiscover Music and Art's Suzuki piano and violin teacher Leila Hepp, who is also a nurse, is in Haiti with Partners in Health to help with the relief efforts following the recent earthquake.   Hats off to Leila for partaking in such an important mission.  To donate to PIH to help support Leila's efforts visit www.standwithhaiti.org.

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Books Wanted
- The Friends of Dedham Public Library are looking for donated books for their quarterly book sale. Click here to learn more.

Music to My Ears
- The Dedham School of Music is offering new spring classes including piano lessons, voice, wind instruments and guitar and also a Music & Movement class for preschoolers and adults. Great for seniors!

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- The Dedham Historical Society has hired a new Executive Director, Vicky Kruckeberg, who started her new  position last month.  The Dedham Square Circle is currently collaborating with DHS on a historical walking tour of Dedham Square and we look forward to our continued partnership with DHS.  Please join us in offering Vicky a warm welcome to Dedham!  

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Pick Your Faves
- It's that time of year again when Community Newspaper Company, publisher of The Dedham Transcript, is asking readers to vote on their favorite local businesses for their "Readers Choice Awards".  Here's the chance to vote for your favorites in the Square! Vote online and enter for a chance to win an 8 gb ipod touch!
 Dedham Square Happenings
Want more info. on the events listed below? Simply click on the link in the listing!

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It's Show Time!   Check out these films playing at The  Dedham Community Theatre and see for yourself why they're getting rave reviews!   Click the movie title below to see the trailer.  For show times click here

Crazy Heart - starring Jeff Bridges, who won a Golden Globe for this role, also starring Maggie Gyllenhaal, Robert Duvall and Colin Farrell. 
A Single Man - starring Colin Firth and Julianne Moore, both of whom were nominated for a Golden Globe for their roles.

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Live Tunes - tonight Linda Stevens plays your favorite covers at Deli After Dark starting at 8 p.m.  As always, no cover charge!
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Feast on Your Favorites -
First Church of Dedham is hosting a Church Supper with all your favorite comfort foods on Saturday, Feb. 6th.
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What's Your Story?
The Blue Bunny has resumed their regular Monday morning story times.  Geared towards preschoolers, the story time will begin at 10:30 with lots of stories followed by a simple craft.  Special bedtime story times, too. Click here for more info.
Square Biz
dedham bikeBeat the Rush   - now is the time to bring in your bike to Dedham Bike for a complete tune-up before the mad rush!   Too cold to ride outside in January?!  They have indoor trainers in stock which allow you to ride in the comfort of your own home.  Stop in to see Matt for more details!

ray-bansFor Your Eyes Only  -  Leonard Schwom of Gopen Optical tells us that all non-polarized plano Ray-Ban sunglasses will be priced at $99 with a case and 2 year manufacturer's warranty included.   Coming soon at Gopen's - a Vision Service Plan,  an all inclusive plan for eyewear and eye care.
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Knit Wits
- SheepSkate is offering classes for beginners and classes for those who have been knitting for a bit (advanced beginners).   If you haven't yet checked out SheepSkate, what are you waiting for?! 

Needham Bank logoOut of Site!  Needham Bank recently launched a new website designed for straight-forward access to all accounts, loans and statement info.  Find the latest rates and product info. and NB's new Business Edge cash management tools. It also highlights NB's community involvement in each of its 5 branch locations.  In the works is a page  devoted to Morgan Stanley Smith Barney investment tools.  Visit www.needhambank.com.

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New Classes
Voicewize is offering new classes and workshops -  an intro. class on music notation reading and rhythm for kids and a college interview prep workshop. Click here to learn more.

Big Sale -  Stop into Cheeky Diva for 30-50% off select clothing.  While you're there, check out all the fun hostess gifts and accessories!

sunFun in the Sun -  Looking to escape the New England deep freeze and warm up in the warm Caribbean sun?  Stop in to see Terry at Dedham Travel, she'll help you pick out the perfect tropical destination!  Book school vacation trips now - space is limited.  Rather go down under? Terry's been to Australia and other exotic places she'd love to tell you about.  Imagine all the places she's been in her 32 years as a travel agent!
Save the Date
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Happy Campers -
the Dedham Community House will hold another open house for its summer camp on Wed. February 10th from 6-7:30.  Lots of great info. and a tour of the facilities.

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have a special Valentine's Day Angel Card reading and relax with a Reiki session at Uniquely Global on Sat. February 13th. Who knows what revelations will appear in the cards! 

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Need a Winter Escape? 
Limbo on over to the Dedham Community House on Friday, March 5th for their  Tropical Cocktail Party. Steel drums, pink flamingos, leis, hors d'oeuvres, dessert, cash bar.  More details to come soon!

About Us
dsc logo smallThe 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.  www.dedhamsquarecircle.org

We rely on the generosity of individuals and local businesses to help us carry out our mission.   Contributing to the Dedham Square Circle is not charity, it's an investment in your very own community. To donate, click here.  Thanks for your support!