Monday, October 29, 2012
The Melrose Chamber of Commerce's downtown trick or treating event Wednesday has been postponed until Friday, according to a statement from Mayor Rob Dolan.
Melrose Chamber of Commerce's downtown trick-or-treating event Wednesday has been postponed until Friday, according to a statement from Mayor Rob Dolan. "I would like to inform you that the Chamber of Commerce downtown trick or treating event that was scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 31, from 3:30 to 5 p.m. has been moved to Friday, Nov. 2, from 3:30 to 5 p.m.," Dolan said in the statement. "Evening trick or treating throughout the community remains, at this time, on Wednesday, October 31." For additional information, call the Melrose Chamber of Commerce at 781-665-3033.
Find out which businesses have decided to close Monday due to Hurricane Sandy.
Here's a list of Melrose area businesses and organizations that will be closed Monday due to Hurricane Sandy: Monday Are you a Melrose area business owner or nonprofit organization that decided to close on Monday due to Hurricane Sandy? Post your closure or hours of operation changes in the comments section below.
Monday, December 19, 2011
Family-friendly discounts around town.
Last-minute shopping doesn't always have to involve near-homicidal parking lot situations or mind-blowingly expensive express shipping, you know. Let the quick and local deals below save you a little time and sanity this week. Happy holidays, and happy shopping! (Remember to check with the merchants for additional conditions.) Don’t forget you're part of this column too. Let us hear about deals you've seen. Just add them to our comment box, at the bottom of this page. Then come back each week and see what we’ve uncovered together. Deal: From today until this Christmas Eve, the beauty café on Main Street will be sending out a "Gorgeous Gift of the Day," rife with special that-day-only savings on the hottest beauty gifts (Tocca fragrances, …
Monday, December 12, 2011
Family-friendly discounts around town.
Still have a little (or, ahem, a lot) of holiday shopping to do? Merrily enough, bargains still abound this December. How about a heavily discounted spa gift certificate? Or organic gloves that come with 10% off? Read on, fellow shoppers. (Remember to check with the merchants for additional conditions.) Don’t forget you're part of this column too. Let us hear about deals you've seen. Just add them to our comment box, at the bottom of this page. Then come back each Deal: There are few gift recipients out there who will turn up their nose at a spa gift certificate (especially if it involves a massage). Bearing that in mind, head over to Forever Young in Oak Grove Village, buy three certificates of equal value and get the fourth for half …
Friday, December 9, 2011
Find the perfect gift in Melrose this holiday season.
Still have shopping to do? The perfect gift may be just around the corner. To help you out, Melrose Patch asked local shopkeepers to share great gift ideas in their stores. Here's what they told us: Madison owner Joanne Cotton said the best gifts in her store are a Baleciaga bag or new Lauren G Adams jewelry. Holiday gift certificates are available at Perham Therapeutic Massage: $75 for 60 minutes and $105 for 90 minutes. Also, purchase two holiday gift certificates and receive 30 minutes free. (Not to be combined with other offers.) Linda Follett said that one of Turner's best holiday gifts is the restaurant's new t-shirts, available in all adults sizes for $15 each (picture attached). There's plenty else to take home for the Turner's …
Friday, December 2, 2011
Find deals during Home for the Holiday this Friday and Saturday.
Home for the Holidays this weekend is also a chance for Melrosians to shop local and patronize local businesses. We asked Melrose shopkeepers to email us any deals they're holding this weekend. Check out everything that's happening here; and here's what Melrose Patch received: Offering 10 percent off all gift items including the store's entire line of VOTIVO scented candles, ornaments, soaps, etc. Also, 10 percent off a Holiday arrangement purchased during the tour. Open Friday, Dec. 2. and Saturday, Dec. 3 from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. It's a fur sale at this boutique consignment shop—15 percent off furs and coats the entire weekend. The Center will hold is annual open house on Friday, Dec. 2 from 6:30-9:30 pm., offered 20 percent off boutique …
Monday, November 28, 2011
Family-friendly discounts around town this week.
Deal: Thinking of hosting a different kind of holiday shindig but aren't sure where to hold it? Turns out Melrose newcomer Gloss Spa is available for special events—at a very special 10 percent off your event. Check the website or call 781-620-1709 for more info. Good through: No expiration currently Deal: Sometimes it pays to be a little bit younger or a little bit older. For next week's Melrose Youth Ballet performances of The Nutcracker (Friday at 8:00 p.m., Saturday at 2:00 and 8:00 p.m. and Sunday at 2:00 p.m.), the typical $22 adult ticket is only $16 for kids 12 and under and senior citizens. That's suite! (Sorry.) Good through: While tickets last Deal: That Randy's is on top of things. The Holiday Special 7-Wash Coupon Book (at the…
Saturday, November 26, 2011
Small Business Saturday. Black Friday. Cyber Monday. Which shopping day speaks to you?
Today is Small Business Saturday, when local shopkeepers encourage shoppers to patronize small businesses in their community. Yesterday was Black Friday, when a lot of chain stores offer discounts and sometimes unusual opening times to attract custoemrs. And Monday has been deemed Cyber Monday, when everyone who didn't get out shopping over the weekend logs on at work and gets their holiday shopping done online. So where are you doing most of your shopping this year? Take our quick pick poll and tell us more specifics in the comments below.
Friday, November 25, 2011
Tell us if you hit the stores today and what it's like out there.
Some of us overdosed on tryptophan yesterday and might just be waking up now. Others, however, managed to pull themselves out of bed this morning—or even gird themselves for battle around midnight last night—to take advantage of the blockbuster deals that come with Black Friday. Shoppers looking for the best deals of the holiday season have been lining up before stores open and fighting their way through the crowds. Is it worth it? Are the deals that great? Take our poll and tell us if you braved the Black Friday crowds today and, if so, tell us in the comments the best deal you saw today. (Don't forget to check out our roundup of Melrose Black Friday deals.)
For this week's Patch Picks, we want to know: Who are your favorite local florists?
It's almost obligatory to buy roses or other flowers for your significant other on Valentine's Day. They're also a nice touch for your romantic dinner at home at the dining room table. So for this week's Patch Picks, we want to know: Who are your favorite florists in Melrose? (Nearby is OK, too.) Tell us your picks in the comments section below and we'll compile everyone's suggestions in Thursday's column.