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 Danvers. 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's some places in Danvers where you can partake in Small Business …
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
The "most creative" gingerbread house at the Boston Christmas Festival came from Danvers.
A Dr. Seuss-inspired gingerbread house from Cakes for Occasions in Danvers took home the "Most Creative" award at the Boston Christmas Festival at the World Trade Center earlier this month. Decorators Angela Pettersen, Fatalie Goddard, Kate Rousselle and Sheila Glidden created the intricate masterpiece, which was titled "The Lorax."
Monday, November 19, 2012
Danvers business owner Cory Grace credits repeat customers with helping her custom cake and gift basket business thrive.
While most folks are finalizing their Thanksgiving menu this week, Cory Grace will once again turn her kitchen into a full service bakery, churning out custom cakes, delicious cookies and special-occasion gift baskets, overflowing with all manner of confections. The owner of Corinna’s Creations has been building her small business for nearly a decade in the Danvers home she grew up in, located in the Prep area, all while working her day job as payroll clerk at Danvers Town Hall. A self described creative spirit, Grace has always enjoyed craft-making, painting and making wreaths, skills she utilizes for Corinna’s Creations in her cookie and cake decorating and building her unique special occasion baskets. Corinna’s Creations was born out of…
Friday, November 16, 2012
A look at restaurants around the North Shore who will be open on Thanksgiving
Want to have the weight lifted off your shoulders and have someone else serve your family on Thanksgiving? Here's a look at restaurants in Danvers and around the North Shore that will be open on Thanksgiving. If you know of another restaurant that will be open on Thanksgiving, let us know in the comment I Pazzi TGI Friday's Brutole Danversport Yacht Club Beverly Depot Century House Champion's Pub Legal Seafoods Red's Kitchen & Tavern The Lobster Shanty Passage of India The Farm Tom Shea's 1640 Hart House Samuel’s Restaurant at the Andover Inn On the Bone at the Wyndham Hotel Uno's Bar & Grille
Monday, November 12, 2012
Joe Schulte is making it easier to support local, as he combines his love for the arts with his talent for printmaking in his new Danvers business.
Calling all artists, and art enthusiasts, alike: Joe Schulte has declared, "When you call Ben Franklin, you're talking to me." The 23-year-old entrepreneur and owner of the new Danvers business The Shop, at Ben Franklin Tees, is a self-described "art guy," who is committed to supporting local artists and local businesses, and encourages others to do the same. "In the same way you want your honey to come from a local farm stand, I support local," he stated. "Get local people in here buying local...it's so important to small businesses." Over the past four years, Schulte has built his business steadily with help from loyal bowling and dart leagues to landscaping businesses from his hometown of Peabody, who have relied on Schulte's keen …
Friday, November 9, 2012
Friday is grand opening day for the Wipeout-style obstacle course that was originally planned to be in Danvers.
The “Wipeout”-style obstacle course that was planned to open this fall in Danvers is opening for the first time on Friday, but in a new home – 35 miles south in Abington. “We’re not opening in Danvers anymore,” said owner Pat Tarmey, a North Shore native. The course is designed to be much like the course seen on the ABC TV show by the same name, with obstacles named “big blue balls,” “barrel roll,” “cargo drop” and “spinning pegs.” But it has changed its name, now going by the name "Gravity." The course - the first of its kind in the country open to the public - will still be much like the ones contestants battle in the TV show. Tarmey said he made the decision to change tact and abandon the Danvers plans in favor of Abington about a month…