Tuesday, November 27, 2012
How much is too much to spend on children and teens? We want to hear your thoughts, Dover-Sherborn!
As the holiday shopping season goes into full swing, some people are maxing out their credit cards to pay for presents and others are setting budgets and sticking with them. Scour just about any Facebook stream or stop in a local coffee shop and chances are you’ll hear parents debating the merits of setting spending limits. Or, you'll hear them lamenting about just how much they've already spent. The ideas for a perfect limit do seem to vary rather greatly. Some parents say $100 per child is more than enough. Others tend to lean toward much more generous figures. After all, there’s nothing like seeing a child’s eyes light up as they unwrap gift after gift. And that’s what we want to hear about from you right here in Dover-Sherborn! Do you …
Saturday, November 24, 2012
Start your holiday shopping at locally owned stores during Small Business Saturday.
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 Dover-Sherborn. Last year, 100 million people nationwide participated in Small Business Saturday by shopping at locally owned stores to help boost the economy and their communities. Here are just some of the places in Dover-Sherborn where you …
Friday, November 23, 2012
Just what is Small Business Saturday and why should you support it in Dover-Sherborn?
Big name national retailers take the spotlight on Black Friday as their deep price cuts pull in shoppers in droves. What about those mom-and-pop businesses all over Dover-Sherborn and beyond that are the backbone of America’s economy? Just when do they get their day? That’s basically the question that was asked back in 2010 when the concept of Small Business Saturday was born. Small Business Saturday is “a day to celebrate and support small businesses and all they do for their communities,” the U.S. Small Business Administration explains on its website. American Express gets the credit for founding the shopping holiday, which got its official start on Nov. 27, 2010, according to the Small Business Saturday Facebook page. Celebrating its …
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Dover-Sherborn Patch is compiling a list of Small Business Saturday deals. Share yours here.
Small Business Saturday is on Nov. 24 this year, two days after Thanksgiving. It is a day for everyone to support the small businesses their community thrives on. This year, Dover-Sherborn Patch is putting together a list of local Small Business Saturday deals. If you are a small business owner, leave your deal in the comments section below, and it will be added to the list. 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. Last year, 100 million people …
Thursday, November 15, 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 this 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 …
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Patch wants to know which local restaurants will be open on Thanksgiving.
While many people have the big Thanksgiving dinner at home with their families, not everyone likes to make their own turkey with all the fixings in their own kitchen. Dover-Sherborn Patch is putting together a list of local restaurants that will be open on Thanksgiving. If you have a special menu, send it over to me at firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll be sure to include it!
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
With Black Friday approaching, people are starting to think about what to purchase this year for holiday gifts for their loved ones.
Black Friday is a week a week from this Friday, and as the biggest shipping day of the year, it got us at Dover-Sherborn Patch thinking: where do people from Dover-Sherborn go to buy their gifts? There are some small businesses in town, but for many things on your loved ones' wantlist you may have to go over the border and into other towns. But where do you go to look around? Where do you go to make your purchases. There are the Wrentham Village Premium Outlets, which are only slightly more than a 30 minute drive from Dover-Sherborn. A good thing about the outlets in Wrentham is they have stores for everyone. Let Patch save you time. Get great local stories like this delivered right to your inbox or smartphone everyday with our free …