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Throwback Thursday: Readers Choice - Radiance Skin Care

Posted by Nick Pizzolato on Thu, Jun 11, 2015 @ 11:48 AM

Earlier this week, Radiance Skin Care in Chelmsford sent us a picture of their Readers Choice awards for the last four years! Congratulations to this great local day spa for winning honorable mention consecutively for the last four years. What a testament to their success as a small business and the service they provide their customers. Will they pick up a fifth straight Readers Choice Award? Find out in a few weeks.

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Throwback Thursday: Readers Choice Winner - Linguine’s Italian Eatery

Posted by Nick Pizzolato on Thu, Jun 04, 2015 @ 12:58 PM

Wicked Local’s Readers Choice Awards are officially back! During the month of June, we're going to honor some of the past winners and show their award certificates. Today's selection is Linguine’s Italian Eatery in Marlborough, Massachusetts. This Italian restaurant received an honorable mention award back in 1999, and is the oldest picture of an award we have so far.

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Throwback Thursday: Celebrating 20 Years of Readers Choice!

Posted by Nick Pizzolato on Thu, May 28, 2015 @ 12:58 PM

It’s June! The time of year for lazy beach days, sunsets in the early evening, tourists visiting our scenic villages, barbecues with family and the return of Wicked Local’s Readers Choice Awards. This year we are celebrating 20 years of recognizing the best local businesses as voted by their customers. Here’s how the Readers Choice logo has evolved since 1999.

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Throwback Thursday: Stetson Shoe Company, Weymouth, MA

Posted by Nick Pizzolato on Thu, May 21, 2015 @ 10:45 AM

Weymouth, Massachusetts was founded in 1623, making it the second oldest New England Settlement. For the last 392 years, the town has seen the birth of new industries and the success of many different businesses. One of these was the Stetson Shoe Company. Stetson was founded in 1885 and styled leather shoes that kept a traditional pointed tip, even when the national style began trending toward a rounded shoe.

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Throwback Thursday: Homecoming Week in Beverly

Posted by Nick Pizzolato on Thu, May 14, 2015 @ 12:38 PM

Since the early 1900s, Beverly, Massachusetts has celebrated “Old Home Week” with gusto. In 1902, the week of observance was started by Governor W. Murray Crane as a way for Massachusetts towns to celebrate their past and recognize how their history made the present possible. In 1966, a celebration known as Homecoming Week started and has made Beverly a tourist destination.

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Thowback Thursday: Falmouth Heights

Posted by Nick Pizzolato on Thu, May 07, 2015 @ 02:18 PM

The days are getting longer and the temperature is getting warmer. Summer is approaching. As May turns into June the beaches will be full of swimmers and sun bathers. Today’s Throwback Thursday takes a look at what Falmouth Heights looked like in the early 1900s.

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Throwback Thursday: Lexington - The Buckman Tavern

Posted by Nick Pizzolato on Thu, Apr 30, 2015 @ 02:34 PM

The Buckman Tavern, built in 1710, wasn’t just Lexington’s first public house. It was also the town’s first post office and served as the village store. It is best known as the headquarters for the town’s militia. On April 19, 1775, Captain John Parker led his minutemen from the tavern to the town green and waited for British troops, who were on their way to seize weapons in Concord. The American Revolution began that day with the “shot heard round the world.”

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Throwback Thursday: Main Street in Plymouth, Ma

Posted by Nick Pizzolato on Thu, Apr 23, 2015 @ 01:54 PM

From time to time, we like to share a “Main Street” image from the past to honor and celebrate how important local businesses are to each one of our communities. Today’s “Your Main Street” photo is of Plymouth, Massachusetts.

This picture shows what Plymouth looked like at the beginning of the 20th century. You can see shoppers traveled through town using cars, trolleys, and horse drawn carriages.

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Throwback Thursday: The Boston Marathon

Posted by Nick Pizzolato on Thu, Apr 16, 2015 @ 12:25 PM

On Monday, thousands of athletes will line up in Hopkinton, Massachusetts to participate in the 119th Boston Marathon. They will push their bodies to the limit as they travel across 26.2 miles and through eight towns before ending their journey at Copley Square in Boston. But they won’t be alone because over a million spectators will line the course, clapping and cheering for them.

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Throwback Thursday: Natick - Home of the First Baseball Factory

Posted by Nick Pizzolato on Thu, Apr 09, 2015 @ 03:39 PM

In 1858, the first baseballs were manufactured in a Natick, Massachusetts factory. H. Harwood & Sons fabricated the baseballs designed by John W. Walcott and Col. William A. Cutler. The baseballs were used across the United States and Canada. They also manufactured baseball bats. Here’s a receipt from 1871 that notes the different brands of balls and bats they produced.

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