Monday, August 1, 2011
Your Passport to Danvers gives you hidden gems, places to relax and shop, and takes you back in time.
Monday, August 1, 2011
Patch is your guide as you become a tourist in your town. Whether you're new to town or want to explore the city you've loved for years, we're here to show you what there is to see. Here is your seven-day itinerary: MONDAY: For the Monday Passport, Patch sets out to discover a Hidden Gem in your community. Whether you've never heard of this place or simply haven't stopped by in years, we want to help you find the best of your town! Hidden Gem: The Danvers Swamp Walk TUESDAY: The Tuesday Patch Passport gives you options for great local spots for Kid-Friendly Fun. Take advantage of time with your kids and get out and enjoy these cool spots. Kid-Friendly Fun: Endicott Park and Connors Farm WEDNESDAY: Travel Back in Time with the Wednesday …
Sunday, July 31, 2011
Revisit your younger days when you hopped in the car, started the engine and drove off in search of something fun. The Sunday Patch Passport maps out where you can go on a short drive from your home. You won’t want to miss these unique stops on our trip.
Just a short drive north along the coast, Gloucester is a small fishing town brimming with beautiful views. A good place to begin your adventures is the visitor's center. Volunteers there can point you in the right direction. According to volunteer Rosie Sagall, one of the most popular activities is whale-watching. She said they guarantee you will see whales on your expedition. Want to relax by the water? Check out Pavilion Beach. According to locals, it's the only beach with free parking. "It's quiet and peaceful," said Winifred White, a Gloucester resident for 63 years. White makes her way to the beach every day. "It doesn't get any better than this," she said. A relaxing day on the beach usually makes a person hungry. You're in a…
Saturday, July 30, 2011
Did you know Danvers offers places to sample all the tastes of the world? The Patch Passport is a complete list of places to eat in your town organized by international flavor.
Do you want to get out of the kitchen, but are bored of the same old places you always go to? Want some fresh ideas for tasty meals? Then the Patch Passport can help. We have assembled a list of local places with international flavors. Try one out and let us know what you think. Bon Appetit! Chinese Japanese/Sushi Italian Greek Mediterranean Thai Bistro American/Barbeque For a complete listing of all eateries in Danvers, head over to our directory. Check out Your Passport to Danvers.
Friday, July 29, 2011
The Patch Passport shows you where you can find trinkets in your town. Get out and explore the unique local shops and all they have to offer.
No journey is complete without scouring the local stores for unique trinkets or picking up a gift or two for friends and family back home. Today, get out and explore the unique local stores and all they have to offer. See what treasures you can discover. "Where did you get that?" "It's A Secret!" It was the conversation sparker that owner of "It's A Secret," Kimm Tremblay, wanted her store to produce. Part of why Tremblay's shop full of homemade treasures is literally a secret, is its location. Because of town bylaws, her in-home-business located at 100 Conant St., cannot have a sign. However, she is allowed a display on her car, so when drivers pass by on Saturdays and Sundays from 10-4 they can easily spot her car and a signature …
The weekend forecast, top movie rentals this week in Danvers, and an interesting nugget of Red Sox knowledge.
Happy Friday! Before you start your weekend, check out our five things you need to know today, July 29: 1. According to the National Weather Service, today we can expect mostly cloudy skies, with a high near 78 degrees. But don't worry if you're looking to spend the weekend outdoors- forecasters are predicting mostly sunny skies both days and a high in the upper 80's. 2. Are you a new parent? Check out the Free Parent and Infant Support Group happening today at 10 a.m. in Peabody. 3. Don't forget! Today's Patch Passport, coming at 1 p.m., highlights a spot in Danvers perfect for finding your own treasures. And, this weekend the series continues, so be sure to check it out on both Saturday and Sunday at 1 p.m. 4. Looking to rent a movie …
Thursday, July 28, 2011
Patch Passport shows you a Little Bit of Paradise. This is a local place where you can feel like you are a million miles away from the daily stress of life, without having to go far from home. Come along and relax...
At the Skin Rejuvenation Center and Spa, director and founder Saundra Grillo wants her guests to feel beautiful, while also educated about their skin and the way it works. Starting Skin Rejuvenation Center 25 years ago, Grillo moved the business into it's location at 105 Water St. approximately four years ago. "My first clients were actually my students," she said. Peels, live frozen stem cells, ultrasound technology, and power washes on pores, are just some of the tools the center uses to work on skin. The Skin Rejuvenation Center & Spa was the first establishment on the East Coast to introduce microdermabrasion to its repertoire in the 1990's, right after it was approved by the FDA. Guests can enjoy services including permanent make …
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
Travel Back in Time with the Wednesday Patch Passport, to discover the history and roots of Danvers.
The year is 1692 in Salem Village, present day Danvers. The infamous Salem Witch Trial hangings began in June, acting as a black mark in Danvers history. When Rebecca Nurse, an elderly and well respected God-fearing member of the community, was accused, many began to question the methods in determining a witch. Nurse, who had been in land disputes with the Putnam family for years, was found not guilty amidst a public outcry of support. But to no avail. Upon the reading of the verdict, Ann Putnam and her siblings fell into renewed fits in the courthouse and the verdict was quickly overturned. Nurse was hanged at the gallows on July 19, 1692, and buried in a shallow unmarked grave with the other unfortunate accused, that day. In all, 19 …
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
Take advantage of time with your kids and get out and enjoy these hot spots. Your Patch Passport gives you options for great local spots for kid-friendly fun.
Take advantage of time with your kids and get out and enjoy these hot spots. Your Patch Passport gives you options for great local spots for kid-friendly fun. We asked Facebook-ers their thoughts on kid-friendly spots in town, and both Endicott Park and Connors Farm were among top suggestions. With various family activities, playgrounds, orchards, and picnic areas, it's no wonder that the 165 acres that make up Endicott Park is a favorite among both kids and parents. During warmer months kids can enjoy playgrounds, as well as hiking and fishing. In the winter take advantage of cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and sledding. Plus, Endicott Park is a host for tons of Danvers community events, including the Firemen's Muster, Family …
Monday, July 25, 2011
Discover a Hidden Gem in Danvers that you may have driven by and never known it existed. Or maybe you have not visited this interesting spot in years. So take a little trip with Patch...we’ll show you the way.
The road surrounding Danvers Swamp Walk is a little misleading. Sandwiched between large, beautiful homes, it leads the driver to believe he is lost, causing many to circle around a few times before finally arriving. The first thing that's noticeable is a large field of tall grass and then a thicket of trees behind that. At first glance, there is no swamp to be found. Soon enough, though, there is an opening that turns into a trail through the woods. It winds around a few times, with branches and rocks jutting from the ground. Be sure to step carefully. Then there's another opening and after stepping out of the shadow of the woods, there is a rail trail lit by the sun. It's about a half-mile walk before reaching the wooden planks, …
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
This week's Facebook Poll is asking, "Where is your favorite spa in town?"
Every Tuesday, we use Danvers Patch Facebook to poll our readers. Today, we're asking: Where is your favorite spa in town? Depending on reader's answers, we'll have a better idea of who to spotlight in our new Patch Passport to Danvers feature. Head over to our Facebook page to vote, and check back on Social Media Saturday for the results.