Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Many Winchester Center shops will offer extended hours, special sales, refreshments and more on the Monday after Thanksgiving.
Midnight Madness is coming to Winchester Center next Monday, Nov. 28. Many downtown stores will offer extended hours, special sales, music, refreshments and more. “It’s fun – a lot of fun,” said Lori Schaefer, owner of Pairings Food and Wine. This will be her shop’s second year of Midnight Madness and, after promoting the event more this year, she expects even more customers than last time. The Winchester Chamber of Commerce has arranged for the Jubilation Singers to entertain on the street corner by Starbucks. Chip & Dale will be bring their bluegrass tunes to Book Ends, and Winchester Community School students will appear at An Elegant Affair, Pairings Food and Wine and other shops. “We downtown shops, restaurants and service businesses …
Friday, September 30, 2011
The Winchester Chamber of Commerce expects high turnout for its annual flea market, which draws local residents selling their wares and others searching for treasures.
Bargain hunters and basement purgers will come together this Saturday at the annual flea market hosted by the Winchester Chamber of Commerce. Many local residents take this opportunity to clear out their basements and garages, while others flock from miles around looking for treasures. The event will take place in the Town Hall parking lot on Saturday, October 1 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., with a rain date of Sunday, October 2. Anyone can rent a spot at the flea market and just $30 buys two parking spaces to spread out one’s wares. This arrangement results in a wide variety of things for sale at the flea market, from antiques and collectibles to crafts to anything folks dig out of their attics. Allan Eyden said everyone’s heard about old …
Thursday, June 23, 2011
Chamber of Commerce Garden Tour was well attended
Winchester Chamber of Commerce's Annual Garden Tour enjoyed very balmy temperatures and sunny skies Thursday afternoon. Green-fingered enthusiasts looking for inspiration, tips and tricks made their way around 12 gardens in Winchester. Gardens ranged from home-planted and long nurtured landscapes, to architecturally designed masterpieces.
Friday, April 15, 2011
The Winchester Chamber of Commerce awarded Carl Boerner and Charlie Price as this year's Citizens of the Year.
Carl Boerner and Charlie Price have been working together in Winchester for the past 25 years. They have tried to donate their time to the various organizations in town, whether it’s the Jenks Center or the Winchester Cooperative Theatre, they both try to help out wherever they can. But it’s never just one of them that decides to help around town. When one does it, the other is always there to help out. Charlie’s wife, Mary, calls them “Frick and Frack.” And since neither of them knows who the other one is, they both begin and end their emails to each other with the letter “F.” That’s why on Wednesday, when the Winchester Chamber of Commerce announced its recipient of the 2011 Citizen of the Year, they couldn’t separate the two and awarded…
Saturday, April 9, 2011
Over 500 women attended the annual event.
Over 500 women crowded the Burlington Marriott Wednesday evening, all in support of the Women Helping Women Organization, a subset of the Winchester Chamber of Commerce. The event was a huge hit even before it happened - so much so, that the event had to be moved from the Woburn Hilton to Burlington because they needed more space. Tickets sold out for the event in less than a month. Kim Miles and Dot Butler organized the event and a had huge runway down the center of the main ballroom. Several boutiques participated in the event, including Flower Drum, Recess Boutique, Hidden Treasures, French Lessons, Sells & Company, Mad About Shoe and Jordan's of Winchester. Nine original dresses were modeled for the audience, including one by …
Tuesday, April 5, 2011
Women Helping Women helps women in business network with each other.
It started seven years ago with only a handful of women business owners from around Winchester. Now, on Wednesday, April 6, over 500 will head to the Burlington Marriott for the annual spring fundraiser for the Women Helping Women organization, a subset of the Winchester Chamber of Commerce. The spring event, which is normally held at the Woburn Hilton, sold out in less than a month. Organizers – Dot Butler and Kim Miles – needed to change the venue to try and meet the demand for tickets. “We’re amazed by how much this has grown,” said Miles who is a Financial Advisor for New York Life and also on the Chamber’s Board of Directors. “This is the hottest spring ticket in town. We’ve never sold out this fast and sold so many tickets before. We…