Hiiiii; remember us? Sorry for the radio silence; after taking a break from blogging to tend to our lives for awhile (new kids, new jobs, new schools, home renovations … you name it, we did it), we’re getting back on the wagon and putting it in drive.
For our first foray back into the wonderful world of blogging, we figured that we’d share some new stats about Dorchester’s increasing popularity. Remember back in the winter when we posted that Dot was named one of the Top 10 Hottest Neighborhoods in the entire USA? Well, it seems that it’s not just buyers who’ve found Dorchester appealing. Boston Inno is reporting that according to the Jumpshell blog, Dorchester is #6 on the list of the Top 10 Neighborhoods for Young People in Boston!
How ’bout dem apples?????
Recently we discovered the oh-so-charming ‘Dorchester’ bangle bracelets from Triple Decker Designs (seen below is Leslie’s new beloved bracelet with the Dorchester triple decker charm, with the words ‘No Place Like Home’ engraved on the back). Triple Decker Designs is an online only business is run by three sisters who grew up off Bowdoin Street in Dorchester. They started the company to honor iconic Dorchester neighborhoods, parishes and triple deckers that they knew and loved as kids. Bill Forry said it best in a recent op-ed piece in the Dorchester Reporter, ‘ In old Dorchester, life centered around these things: Park benches and pews and three-decker porches where children and their charges congregated and found common bond based on a shared faith, a shared struggle and, typically, a shared ancestry.’.
Following the tragedies that occurred on Monday, April 15th and in subsequent days following, the sisters of Triple Decker Designs wanted to help those in need so they quickly placed an order for Boston Strong charm bracelets. Not only is it a statement of our devotion to our city and it’s citizens, but ALL the proceeds from these bracelets ($20 each) will directly benefit the Richard Family of Dorchester. We think these bracelets make a great gift for Mother’s Day and for anyone who shares Boston pride.
… by Bekki
“A Little Snow was Here and There”
by Emily Dickinson
A little Snow was here and there
Disseminated in her Hair –
Since she and I had met and played
Decade had gathered to Decade –
But Time had added not obtained
Impregnable the Rose
For summer too indelible
Too obdurate for Snows –
WHAT: Pure Holiday Joy
Trim up the tree with Christmas stuff … Trim every house in Whoville from the cellar to the roof.
WHERE: The front yard of 392 Adams Street, private home of Mr. Trong Nguyen
Trong Nguyen, a true Holiday Light Artisan, has lovingly cut, painted and constructed many of the illuminated beauties that fill his lawn.
HOW MUCH: Free to the public from 5pm-11pm
Welcome, Christmas, bring your cheer. Cheer to all Whos far and near.
FOR: Every Who down in Whoville, the tall and the small …
It came without ribbons. It came without tags. It came without packages, boxes or bags … Christmas, he thought, doesn’t come from a store. What if Christmas, perhaps, means a little bit more. – Dr. Seuss
Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy Healthy 2013,
Leslie, Meghann and Bekki
WHAT: Car Wash Gift Certificate
WHERE: Neponset Circle Car Wash
HOW MUCH: Starting at $25
FOR WHO: With salt and sand season approaching, this is the perfect gift for the guy who takes pride in his ride.
Neponset Circle Car Wash
WHAT: Family Zoo Membership
WHERE: Dorchester’s own Franklin Park Zoo, 1 Franklin Park Road, 617-989-2076
HOW MUCH: $95 provides a year of free admission for 2 adults and up to 4 children under 18.
FOR WHO: Your wildest bunch of animal lovers
Photo courtesy of Franklin Park Zoo
WHAT: Vintage Ornaments
WHERE: Streamline Antiques in Lower Mills, open Thursday-Sunday with their Annual Holiday Open House this weekend, December 15th & 16th
HOW MUCH: $3 – $12
FOR: Paired with a gift card, its the perfect prize for your airborne sister who is big on vintage, but short on suitcase space.
A Vintage Tree in Streamline Antiques
WHAT: 2013 Celebrate Dorchester Calendar and Notecard Set featuring 12 Celia McDonough watercolors
WHERE: Gerard’s Corner Store & Restaurant, The Mudhouse, Cedar Grove Gardens and Phillips Candy House … or online at www.projectdeep.org
HOW MUCH: $10 … with the proceeds going towards Project Deep’s Summer Camp Scholarships for Dorchester youth.
FOR: Your favorite teachers, mail carriers, barbers & hairdressers will be able to celebrate Dorchester all year long!
Celia McDonough’s “Lingering Flurries” is one of 12 featured watercolors in the 2013 Celebrate Dorchester Calendar
WHAT: An original Walter Baker Chocolate Factory wooden crate
WHERE: Dark Horse Antiques in Lower Mills
HOW MUCH: $45.00
FOR: Any chocoholic or industrial antique enthusiast you know
An original Walter Baker Chocolate Factory crate circa 1900