Monday, April 22, 2013
Find out how you can now get a free large pizza on Mondays and check out the restaurant's best menu items.
The Turnpike Cafe, located at 958 Turnpike St. has been a staple in Canton for more than 50 years. New owners Patrick and Caroline Brodigan purchased the cafe one year ago and plan to continue its tradition of keeping it in the family. Canton Patch sat down with Brodigan to talk about his first year and if he's made any changes to this well known restaurant. Canton Patch: What is the history of Turnpike Café? Patrick Brodigan: The Geftea family had owned the Turnpike Cafe for 58 years. My wife Caroline and I purchased the restaurant from the Gefteas last April. We are thrilled to be back in Canton where we both grew up. It’s a great town and we have really enjoyed being part of the community and reconnecting with old friends, teachers, …
Sunday, March 24, 2013
A weekly look inside local restaurants and businesses in and around the Canton area.
CANTON: Business Spotlight--D&H Associates Creative Marketing D&H Associates Creative Marketing, located at 167 Neponset St. in Canton, has everything you need to help market your business. Owner Helyn Spierdowis recently sat down with Canton Patch to let readers learn about what her business has to offer. Many of her clients are businesses in Canton and surrounding towns. STOUGHTON: IKEA Announces Plans to Expand Stoughton Store IKEA Stoughton is getting bigger, the company announced Wednesday morning, revealing plans to expand the warehouse of its only Boston-area store. As a result of this work, IKEA Stoughton, which opened November 2005, will grow nearly 60,000 square feet to the new size of approximately 415,575 square feet. …
Monday, March 18, 2013
D&H Associates offers screen printing, embroidery and promotional items for your business.
D&H Associates Creative Marketing, located at 167 Neponset St. in Canton, has everything you need to help market your business. Owner Helyn Spierdowis recently sat down with Canton Patch to let readers learn about what her business has to offer. Many of her clients are businesses in Canton and surrounding towns. Canton Patch: How long has D&H been in Canton? Helyn Spierdowis: D&H has been in Canton since 1976. I always wanted my own business, so after working at Raytheon as an executive secretary for nine years, I started D&H Associates. D was for my dad, who helped me with the shipping and receiving end of the business and H was for me. Since I was always good on the phone, I would call all businesses that were listed in the phone …
Monday, March 11, 2013
Find out what specials are being held this St. Patrick's Day at the local restaurant.
The Halfway Cafe, located at in the Cobbs Corner Shopping Plaza, usually has some new great deal up its sleeve. Whether the "8 Meals for $8", Tasting Tuesdays or another 5K Road Race in June, the Halfway Cafe always comes up with something new and fun for their customers. Canton Patch sat down with Tom Cahillane, manager of the restaurant's nearby Cobbs Corner location to find out more about the restaurant and what the eatery was planning for St. Patrick's Day festivities this year. Patch: St. Patrick's Day is coming up. Do you anything special planned? Tom Cahillane: Yes we do. As many of you may know we have live music every weekend. On St. Patrick's Day we will be having the live music of Max Courtney most of the afternoon from 2-5 p.m…
Monday, February 25, 2013
Get an inside look at the local women's boutique located right around the corner at the Village Shoppes in Cobbs Corner.
Mission Clothing, a unique and intimate boutique located in Canton, offers residents from the area contemporary women's clothing and accessories. "The goal of Mission is to give every customer who walks through the door, a personalized shopping experience," Owner Shoshanah Graupen said. "We are stylists and will help our customers put together the whole outfit from clothing to accessories." Canton Patch sat down with Graupen to find out more about her store and background in the fashion business. Canton Patch: How did you find this prime location in Cobbs Corner? Shoshanah Graupen: About three months after I had my son, my father told me about a boutique in Canton that was for sale. To be honest, I was not really excited about the prospect…
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Souza is here, there and everywhere, ready to take portraits of various kinds in Canton, Sharon and beyond.
Our business spotlight this week focuses on John Souza Photography. Souza been photographing kids and families for years; his experience includes family shoots, students photos, school events and more. Canton Patch met with Souza to talk about his artistic career as a photographer. Canton Patch: How long have you been doing photography? John Souza: I’ve had the pleasure of photographing people professionally for the past 22 years. Canton Patch: What did you do before you became a photographer? Souza: I left a 12-year career in the hotel and restaurant business in pursuit of something more gratifying. After some soul searching I decided upon the photographic industry and I have not regretted a moment since. It took a good five years and …
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Restaurant and business owners: share your Valentines Day specials on Canton Patch.
Valentine's Day is fast approaching. Flowers are being ordered, presents being wrapped, and restaurant reservations booked. Here at Canton Patch, we want to help local business owners get the word out about Valentine's Day specials and promotions. Maybe you're offering a discount on Valentine's Day items, or featuring a special menu for a romantic dinner. Or, perhaps your on the other end of the spectrum--hosting an anti-Valentine's Day party. Either way, let us know what you're doing to celebrate Valentine's Day in the comments, and we'll feature your business in a roundup as the holiday nears!
Friday, October 19, 2012
There will be an open house and free yoga classes all of next week for new clients.
Sheila Donovan's Pilates Studio, based on Washington Street in Canton, offers a different approach to exercise. According to Donovan's website, "what distinguishes Shelia Donovan Pilates Studio is that we are proponents of many disciplines of core development, the foundation of which are pilates-based alignment principles." Canton Patch recently sat down with Donovan to get an inside look at the studio and to find out more about what has inspired the instructor along her journey. Canton Patch: How long have you been teaching and what is your background? SD: I have been instructing group fitness classes for 30 plus years and instructing Mind Body fitness private, semi-private and group classes for over 15 years. I have a BS degree in …
Friday, October 12, 2012
The local business has been serving residents in the Canton area since 1994.
Quill Travel is our business spotlight this week. Patch spoke with owner Patricia Buresch about all aspects of the ever changing travel industry. Patch: How much did 9/11 impact the travel industry? Quill Travel: Sept. 11 had a huge impact on the travel industry. Airlines and tour operators had to refund money to travellers because flights and tours were cancelled. People were afraid to travel for years following the attack. People travelled only if they had to for business. Amtrak's Acella Express became a more popular means of travel between Boston, New York and Washington. Many airlines filed for bankruptcy and ultimately formed alliances with other airlines. Many travel agencies went out of business. Patch: How did you stay in …
Saturday, September 15, 2012
Since 2009, Pam's Pet Sitting has been operating in Sharon. Find out more about this local business in Sharon.
Pam's Pet Sitting in Sharon is owned and operated by Pam Lipman, a veteran pet sitter since 2009 who is fully insured and bonded. Her specialty includes cats, dogs, turtles, fish and even lizards. Lipman was spotted walking one of her regulars, a dog named Dodger who happens to be a Hurricaine Katrina rescue. "I have clients whose dogs I walk every day, mornings and evenings because of their work schedules," Lipman said. "I also have clients who need pet sitting done when they are away on a weekend or an extended vacation." Lipman serves Canton, Sharon, Easton and Stoughton. You can contact her at: firstname.lastname@example.org or (781)603-7877.