Wednesday, January 30, 2013
A Plymouth resident has created a mobile application that allows businesses to share their sales, specials, and events with their customers
Matt O’Keefe, 40, thought up the Plymouth Pass application when he was working as a salesman selling mobile applications to businesses and discovered that most local businesses don’t have the budgets to afford the valuable marketing strategy. While Facebook has worked for many local business, and many are turning to Twitter as well, Facebook’s new pay-for-views strategy has turned some business owners off to the social media behemoths. That’s where O’Keefe hopes Plymouth Pass can step in and fill the niche. “Mobile replaces about 20 percent of a business’s marketing and advertising budget,” O’Keefe said. “It shouldn’t replace all of it, but it should be a part.” The Plymouth Pass provides a place for Plymouth businesses to post their …
Thursday, March 22, 2012
The Massachusetts Office of Travel and Tourism has provided a $10,000 grant for Plymouth's 400th anniversary celebration.
The Plymouth County Development Council Convention and Visitors Bureau has received grants of $10,000 from the Massachusetts Office of Travel and Tourism for the upcoming anniversary celebration Plymouth, Senate President Therese Murray, D-Plymouth, announced. The funding will support website enhancements and optimization, public relations efforts, print materials and video production work. "We have incredibly dedicated people in...Plymouth who are working diligently to create memorable and fitting anniversary celebrations,” Murray said. "Plymouth’s 400th anniversary in 2020 will be here sooner than we think and it’s important that we start preparing for it now. This is an opportunity to showcase what we have to offer to Massachusetts and …
Friday, August 26, 2011
Sweet treats in all shapes and sizes tempt visitors at this old-fashioned shop on the waterfront.
Different kinds of people make their way into The Gingerbread House on Water Street. Parents bring their children by for candy or a small toy. A customer looks for a specific local product. Tourists search for that perfect memento of their trip to Plymouth. All of these items and more line the shelves and counters at this store, divided into Hansel's Sweet & Novelty and Gretel's Jewelry & Gifts. The business is "like a general store in some ways," according to owner Seda Dennis, who uses an antique cash register for transactions. She said she sells everything from "T-shirts to gingerbread," as well as novelties and ice cream. Gingerbread, not surprisingly, is one of the biggest sellers, along with gummy candy, Dennis said. The gingerbread …
Sunday, July 31, 2011
Revisit the days when you hopped in the car, started the engine and drove off in search of something fun. The Sunday Patch Passport maps out where you can go on a 15-, 30- or 60-minute drive from your home. You won’t want to miss these unique stops on our
Here are three unique options for you, depending on how far you want to drive. Visit one, or visit all of them. How far will you go? Hingham: Derby Street Shoppes One of the finest shopping areas of the South Shore sits right off Route 3 in Hingham at the Derby Street Shoppes. Made up of 78 retailers, including clothing stores, delicious restaurants and boutique shops, visitors like Derby Street because it accommodates shoppers of all ages. “They have ice cream, they have cake, they have all kind of great shops to go into,” said Jackie Dowding, a Hingham mother. “The kids get to walk around and they have some of their favorite places to go. We just love it.” Besides the variety of stores on Derby Street, tourists can visit the "…
Friday, July 29, 2011
The Friday Patch Passport shows you where you can find trinkets in your town. Get out and explore the unique local shops and all they have to offer.
With jewelry that co-owner Karen Jameson describes as “unique” and “affordable,” Tiny Boxes Boutique is located at 31 Main St. The boutique offers many accessories, but is known for its fun, trendy and colorful jewelry. Strolling through the small space, shoppers will find handcrafted jewelry made from sterling silver, freshwater pearls, sea glass and recycled materials. Custom-made handbags are the first items you will see upon entering the store. A true hidden jewel in Plymouth, Tiny Boxes holds many favorable gift ideas for locals and tourists.
Monday, July 25, 2011
A guide to your town.
Patch will help be your guide as you become a tourist in your town. Whether you're new to town or want to explore the city you've loved for years, we're here to show you what there is to see. Check back to Plymouth Patch daily to see what excursion is next. We will feature stories, photos and videos showing off the best of Plymouth. And you can tell us what you love about Plymouth, and we'll include it as part of our project. We hope this project encourages you to shop local, eat local and be local. Patch wants to show you how much your own town has to offer. And although everything will appear this week, it's not going anywhere. This page will remain a resource for you all year long. Whenever you're hosting visitors or need a Saturday …
Thursday, July 21, 2011
It's Thursday and here are the facts.
Off the Beaten Path Hike Myles Standish State Forest 09:00 am Mark Purcell Playing at the British Beer Company Karaoke with DJ Jeff Baker Cabby Shack "Paint the South Shore" Exhibit Shipyard Gallery, 18 Shipyard Drive, Suite 1-A, Hingham Children's Program at the Library: Explorers Plymouth Public Library Main Branch
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
The waterfront is a living monument to its beginnings – our beginnings. But it does not tell the complete story.
On a walk near Plymouth Rock in 2010, Tim Turner, 38, and his twin brother Tom, both life-long Plymouth residents, realized there was a deafening lack of the Native American’s voice and perspective in the area. Were people aware that Route 3 and Interstate 95 were once Native trails? Did anyone really know the history of the original Thanksgiving? Other tours had a distinct point of view, but it was not quite that of the Wampanoags. The brothers brainstormed. They jogged the steps up Cole’s Hill, they studied the Massasoit statue and his oxidizing accuracies and inaccuracies, they followed Town Brook to the Grist Mill, Watson’s Hill, and the unmarked Hobbamock home site up to Burial Hill and back down Leyden Street, discussing the …
Sunday, May 22, 2011
Sunday Patch Facts.
Open House at Camp Wind-in-the-Pines 1:00pm–4:00pm Camp Wind-in-the-Pines, 260 Mast Road Side County Sunday with Dick Fiscus 4:00pm–8:00pm at KKatie's Burger Bar, 38 Main St. Extension Plimoth Cinema - The Conspirator 4:30 & 7:00 pm Plimoth Plantation 137 Warren Ave. Weekly Acoustic Open Mic @ the Sandcastle 6:30pm–9:30pm Fieldstone Spring Festival Horse Show 8:00am–4:00pm 21 Plymouth St, Halifax, Fieldstone Equestrian & Show Facility
Thursday, April 21, 2011
What better way to celebrate spring than with the grand old linden tree on the waterfront?
A long time ago a young couple planted a linden tree sapling to celebrate their engagement. A few days later, the engagement was broken when the gentleman was caught with another girl. In her anger, the lady ripped the young tree from the earth and threw it into the gutter. An elderly gentleman saw the lady's anguished act and taking the young tree, he planted it in his front lawn, overlooking the water. The sapling survived and flourished. Two hundred and two years later, the Engagement Tree still stands at the crest of Cole's Hill overlooking Plymouth's Waterfront. It is grand in its ruin, but every spring it still sends out buds.