The One Thing – Diane’s Bakery

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The warm weather and sunshine you thought would never come has FINALLY arrived, and that means it’s the perfect time for a picnic. While it’s hard to pick ‘one big thing’ at Diane’s Bakery to bring along, Susan Vittorini would go with the croissant sandwiches. They are filled in many varieties, such as egg and cheese with ham, steak, maple sausage, kielbasa, or bacon. And for those looking for a fall fix, there’s also chicken stuffing and turkey stuffing with cranberry.

Roslindale Customer Appreciation Day – Saturday, June 20, 2015

Our businesses want to say “thank you” for shopping local! Check out the great specials and events happening this Saturday, the 20th, in your favorite Roslindale Village Businesses.

Akasha Studio is offering 30% off a a 60-minute Tui Na Body Work Tune-up, online purchase only. Use promo code “we love rozzie” at  Email with any questions.

Birch Flower Shop thanks its customers for 70 years of business in Roslindale. On Saturday, June 20th, receive 15% off your purchase.

Birch St. House & Garden is honored to be a part of the Roslindale community. In appreciation for your support, we’re giving away a reusable shopping bag to the first 40 customers.

Centre Cuts Salon & Spa wishes to thank all it’s loyal patrons who allow our staff the privilege of taking care of their personal needs! We celebrate 35 years of taking care of you! Stop by for special Salon and Spa purchases on customer Appreciation Day!

For customers who purchase over $25 worth of products (excluding gift cards), Boston Cheese Cellar will give a raffle ticket to win a $100 gift basket, which will be drawn at the end of the day!

Dandelions Flower Shop would like to thank our loyal customers in celebrating almost 9 years of doing business in Roslindale! We’re offering 10% off any purchase totaling $20 or more.

Delicious Yogurt is offering 20% off on all purchases for the entire day to honor our loyal customers. Thank you for your business, we appreciate you.

Fornax Bread Company would like to thank all of our customers and friends for 18 years of food and fun.  Roslindale is the best.

Joanne Rossman will be gifting all our loyal customers a specially selected collection of sweets in a reusable cloth bag.  Miss Rita Rose will be present to greet each customer new and old!  We are headed into our 15th year and would like to thank each of you for shopping small and shopping local!

Come into Kitchen Central on Saturday, June 20th between 10:00 am and 4:00 pm. Join Kitchen Central’s e-mail list, and enter the raffle to win a $50 gift certificate. Already on the e-mail list? That’s alright, you’re still eligible for the raffle. Looking forward to seeing you. Drawing at 4:00 pm. Additionally, to thank you for two year’s of patronage, Kitchen Central is offering up sales on many items throughout the store.

Steve Lymneos would like congratulate the Village of Roslindale and their residents for  the love they have shown to the community. I have been proud to be a part of this for many years. ~ Paul Lymneos Insurance Agency

Celebrating four years in Roslindale, Marla’s Obsession will be offering their customers, new and returning, a 15% discount on all purchases over $50. This is the perfect time to fill in your summer wardrobe.

Judie of Travel by Judie Leon is proud to have helped plan vacations for more than 40 years in Roslindale.

The Pet Cabaret will offer 15% off purchases over $40 for June 20th, Customer Appreciation Day.  This offer will be good for June 20th, 2015 only and may not be combined with any other offers or discounts.

Redgine’s Botanical Spirits is offering customers the opportunity to win one of two $25 gift certificates on Saturday. Stop by the store and check out her line of all natural hair and skin products. Join Redgine’s email list and enter the raffle.

Sebastian’s Barber Shop & Salon is offering 10% off on all hair care products for the entire day. Thank you for nearly four decades of support.

At Solera, A Shrine to Wine, we’re celebrating “Customer Appreciation Day” and want to thank all of our great customers for being so supportive, loyal and just awesome! Please join us on Saturday, June 20th. to pick up your Solera fortune cookie full of surprises!!!! One cookie could be a mini blockbuster.

Thank you to all our wonderful customers for 10 years of business!  ~  Sophia’s Grotto

Head over to Sullivan’s Pharmacy to buy one greeting card, get one free. We have been a part of Roslindale for over 100 years, thanks to our loyal customers!

Threads would like to thank its customers for more than 20 years of patronage. Stop in to say hi.

Tony’s Market would like to thank its customers for over five decades of business. Tony is offering up his mone-time a year special of 10% discount on his famous Italian sausages when you purchase five pounds or more. Pre-order your sausages, beginning on Tuesday, June 16th. Pick up through Saturday, June 20th.




The One Thing: Sebastian’s Barber Shop & Salon

Sebatian's (2)We stopped by Sebastian’s Barber Shop and Salon in Roslindale Village and found Silvana Ragusa at the front counter.  We asked her to tell us about the one thing we all need this week.trailer movie Race 2016

 “I recommend Hair Skin and Nails by It Works,” said Ragusa. “These supplements are filled with all sorts of goodness, including 5,000 mcg of Biotin,” a B-vitamin that promotes hair growth, skin elasticity, boosts collagen, supports body defense against free radical damage, and promotes healthy cell growth.

Silvana says this product is so popular that it’s tough to keep it in stock, but if they’re out of inventory when you visit, she can place a special order for you. Stop by their shop to learn more.

Farewell and best wishes to outgoing staff member, Ben Sommer

Some of you may have seen him at the Farmers Market, helping to set up tents or answer vendor questions. Some of you may have seen him in the RVMS office, working on this very e-newsletter or connecting prospective businesses with property owners. Some of you may have seen him in the district, working to set up an event or support a business in their effort to join something RVMS was putting together. Wherever it was that you saw him, you saw the RVMS staffer that we have been so fortunate to call ours for the past three years — Ben Sommer. 

Ben joined the RVMS team as our Farmers Market Manager, and then a year later, transitioned into the role of Program Manager — taking all of his enthusiasm, creativity, and smarts with him into a whole new batch of projects. Under Ben’s watch, the RVMS Farmers Market has expanded and grown into literally the best in Boston (winning Boston A-List in 2014 for best Farmers Market) and the RVMS office has developed a more robust social media presence including an expanded e-newsletter and Facebook presence. For all these accomplishments and so, so many more, RVMS will sorely miss Ben. As the person who was fortunate to work with Ben in the office day in and day out, I will most miss his sense of humor, his unflinching sense of calm, and his readiness to jump into projects. Who else would offer to sit outside in freezing March weather in a mock-up “parklett” to collect signatures and answer questions about the real parklett’s arrival? Ben would. And Ben did.  

Ben will be joining the City of Somerville as the Economic Development Assistant in the Office of Strategic Planning and Community Development. We are so very happy for him and so grateful for the time that he shared with us. It is with a heavy heart but also with much happiness that we congratulate Ben on his next adventure and wish him all the best. We will miss you, Ben! Thank you for all that you’ve done and brought to our community. We are a better place because of all that you did with us during your time here.

The One Thing – Solera: A Shrine to Wine


With spring turning into summer at long last, many of us are finally ready to put away our winter reds in search of a more summery wine. “Oh, it has to be a Rosé,” Solera owner Maria Valencia declared when I stopped by the shop for a summer wine recommendation recently. The team at Solera has a wide selection of Rosés, but they specifically recommended the Rivarose Brut, a sparkling wine from the Provence region. Fruity and elegant, the Rivarose is the perfect wine for summer.

If you’re not a fan of Rosé, Maria had another summer suggestion – new single serving wine bottles that are perfect for those occasions when you may not want a whole bottle. 

Stop by Solera for a bottle – big or small! – today.