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 Medford. "I think it's important for any of us to shop locally to support our town and the businesses within our town to keep it vibrant," said Jodie Coyne, executive director of the Medford Chamber of Commerce. Two upcoming Chamber of Commerce…
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Find out what’s in before you head out to take advantage of Black Friday savings.
Making sure to put just the right presents under the tree for kids can be a trick even for Santa. If you’re hoping to find out what’s hot before you head out to shop on Black Friday or Small Business Saturday, we’ve put together a few suggestions. Retailers themselves are generally the best judges of what’s in. Here are what some of the biggest toy retailers in the Medford area and beyond are saying: Toys ‘R’ Us This retailer has a Top 15 list of toys for boys and girls. Some of its suggestions include: To see the full list, visit Toys ‘R’ Us online. Target This store agrees with Toys ‘R’ Us on a few counts, but has its own suggestions, as well. They include: To see the full list of suggestions, visit Target online. Walmart This retailer…
Saturday, November 17, 2012
Customers can drop off new unwrapped toys at the Medford Hair Cuttery starting Monday, Nov. 19.
Saturday, November 17, 2012
Hair Cuttery, the largest family-owned and operated chain of hair salons in the country, will partner with Toys for Tots this holiday season to serve as a drop site for children’s toys. From Nov. 19 through Dec. 18, customers can drop off new unwrapped toys kept in their original packaging to any local Hair Cuttery salon, including the salon in Medford. “We are extremely proud to partner with Toys for Tots to provide gifts for children in need over the holiday season,” says Dennis Ratner, Founder and CEO of Hair Cuttery. “This relationship gives our stylists and customers the opportunity to make a difference in their local communities during this time of year when everyone deserves something special.” The Marine Toys for Tots Foundation …
Friday, November 16, 2012
In our "Visions for Vacancies" series, we ask you what you'd like to see in vacant buildings or lots around Medford.
Each month Medford Patch presents a new vacant building or lot and asks you to tell us what you think would be the best use for it. Forget what zone it's in, setback regulations and all the other zoning jargon that puts most people to sleep. If you had your way, what would you like to see there? What would be the best use for the community? This month's vacancy is the old Deb's Place Hair Salon space in West Medford, at 470 High St. What do you think should go in this storefront? Let us know by posting a comment below.
Friday, November 9, 2012
Several former Medford residents held their Grand Opening Celebration at the new self-serve Zinga Frozen Yogurt store in Reading.