Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Framingham Parks & Recreation and Durham Transportation will offer free shuttle to Shoppers World and the Natick Mall.
The Framingham Parks and Recreation will offer a free shuttle bus to Shoppers World and the Natick Mall Saturday Dec. 15 Avoid the hassle of trying to find a parking space and leave your car at Bowditch Field, as Durham Transportation has volunteered to help shoppers. There is no fee, but pre-registration is required no later than Dec. 12. To register call the Framingham Parks & Recreation office at 508-532-5960.
Friday, December 7, 2012
The holiday season is in full effect and continues this weekend with extended hours at Shoppers World
The holiday season is in full swing, and the traffic along Route 9 and Route 30 is a giveaway to where the people are shopping - Shoppers World and the Target plaza. TJ Maxx in Shoppers World now has extened holiday hours. They're open Sunday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Target is open Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m., Saturday from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Kohl's, located behind Shoppers World, has extened holiday hours too. It is open 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. Old Navy in Shoppers World is open Saturday from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Friday, December 24, 2010
Panache Coffee, on Route 9 East, has a lot to offer for the last minute shopper.
So you are running out of time and need one or two more gifts before Christmas? Then stop into Panache Coffee and enjoy your favorite coffee and finish your holiday shopping at the same time. Panache offers a new high tech way to give a gift. You can send someone a beverage via text message. Through a service called KangoGift, you can actually make a purchase on your cell phone, and a text message is sent to the recipient. The person goes into Panache with their text message and can redeem their gift. A portion of the proceeds is donated by Panache to a local Framingham school. What a great high tech way to buy someone a coffee, smoothie or even breakfast! Framingham Patch stopped by and shop owner Resh Ramlukan identified some last-…
Thursday, December 23, 2010
With a snowstorm predicted to hit right after Christmas, snow-related gifts from Monnick Supply may be the most practical!
For more than 60 years, Monnick Supply has been selling hardware, tools and paint to the people of Framingham. The family run business on Waverly St. has an abundance of great gift ideas for just about everyone on your list. "If we don't have it, you don't really need it." says Debbie DeWolfe, whose father started the business. DeWolfe and her brothers now run the two Monnick Supply locations – in Framingham and Marlborough. Indeed, Monnick Supply seems to have just about everything from Snuggie Blankets (and lots of other "as seen on TV" items) to grills, snowblowers, and electric fireplace heaters. These are just a few of the practical useful gifts, Framingham Patch discovered on our recent visit.
The Danforth Museum has a gift shop brimming with unique holiday gift ideas.
The museum shop inside the Danforth Museum houses a huge variety of artistic gifts. The small space is overflowing with pottery, glassware, pewter, textiles, cards, paintings and photography. Its supports the mission of the Danforth Museum to showcase contemporary American art. The artists, most of whom are local to New England and Framingham, which sell their work through the museum shop, donate a portion of the proceeds back to the museum. Recently FraminghamPatch visited and spoke with Danforth Museum's Visitor Services and Retail Manager Martha Phillips. She is seeing a trend on artsy, yet functional gifts. A gift from the Danforth brings art into everyday use. The Danforth Museum is also offering a special to Framingham …
Wednesday, December 22, 2010
In business for 2 years, Mario Carvalho is carving a niche in downtown Framingham.
A relative newcomer to downtown Framingham, Carvalho’s Jewelers is making a name for itself. The shop is thriving and specializes in custom designed gold and silver jewelry. The shop is owned by jewelry designer Mario De Carvalho, who opened the shop in a small Union Ave. storefront 2 years ago. Carvalho’s specializes in custom designed jewelry, general repairs and even offer a scissor sharpening service. When Framingham Patch stopped by, store associate Tamiris Queiroz showed us a few pieces, that would make great holiday gifts.
Tuesday, December 21, 2010
Hand-blended tobacco and a huge selection of cigars and pipes keep Framingham's Watch City Cigar Company busy all year 'round, but stop in now to fill those stockings.
Since 1999, cigar and pipe smokers have been coming to Watch City Cigar Company on Route 9 west for the finest in hand-blended tobacco. The store has 21 varieties of hand-blended tobacco, along with numerous cigars, pipes, and humidors. The full-service smoke shop also carries gift packs and lighters that are sure to impress. Watch City's manager, Ernest Quintiliani, showed Framingham Patch a few gift ideas: lighters for $60 and a hand-carved Turkish pipe for $450. The store also offer a pipe repair service. "It's a highly specialized product that we offer," says Quintiliani. Watch City gets orders for hand-blended tobacco from all over the world.
Monday, December 20, 2010
In the heart of downtown Framingham, Joyce Jewelry offers something in every price range for Christmas
For nine years, Joyce Jewelry has been helping couples pick out the perfect wedding bands. With locations in Framingham and Marlborough, the shop specializes in wedding bands, 18k gold jewelry and watch and jewelry repairs. According to Joyce Jewelry associate Geni, some popular holiday gift items include 18K gold earrings (starting at $38), gold chains with heart pendants and gold name necklaces.
Sunday, December 19, 2010
Looking for some inspiration this holiday season? Then stop by St. Anthony’s Book & Gift Shop.
Since 1978, St. Anthony's Book & Gift Shop has been fulfilling the spiritual gift needs of Christians in the Greater Framingham area. Located on Route 135, the non-profit shop specializes in religious and spiritual items. In addition to candles, prayer cards, rosary beads and crucifixes, the store carries a large selection of inspirational books, movies and music. Joe Scarlatta, who runs the store, said "our books and other inspirational items provide lasting spiritual benefits for both the recipient and the giver." Check out what else Framingham Patch discovered for Christmas gifts in the photos.
Saturday, December 18, 2010
Need a last minute gift or something to bring along to the Holiday party? Water Street Wine & Spirits has the solution.
Located in the Pinefield Shopping Plaza, Water Street Wine & Spirits has been keeping the cheer in Framingham holiday parties for the past 16 years. The store offers a wide selection of wines at competitive prices, from locally produced vineyards, to European and South American vineyards. When Framingham Patch visited recently, they were selling Kendall Jackson Chardonnay for $9.99 (750ml btl) and Mark West Pinot Noir for $10.99 (750 ml btl). According to assistant manager Ahmad Barnes, gift boxes of liquor with a set of glasses are popular gift items this year. The store has a selection of craft beers including Smuttynose, Wailua Wheat, Mayflower Golden Ale, and Hobgoblin English Ale. And unlike a sweater, you don't need to worry …