Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Mansfield Police, McGruff the Crime Dog and Santa to help with efforts.
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Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Santa Claus and McGruff the Crime Dog will be on hand to help the Mansfield Police Department and the U.S. Marine Corps host a Toys for Tots drive at Mansfield Crossing on Saturday, Dec. 3. The “Fill the Wagons” program will be collecting toys for children of families in need from 9 a.m. to 3p.m. There will also be collection boxes on hand for non-perishable food items and toiletries to be sent to the troops in Afghanistan. The event will be held in the front parking lot near the main road in front of Best Buy at Mansfield Crossing. Toys for Tots requests that all toys should be new and unwrapped, and suggestions include sweatshirts, hoodies, mittens and hats as well as toys. Troop donations include hand-written letters, paper, pens, …
Friday, November 25, 2011
Many brave the cold, and many more sit in their cars before the shops open.
It was below freezing early this morning before 1 a.m. at Mansfield Crossing, but many Mansfield residents braved the cold and waited for the deals to start. Some people had lawn chairs, some took turns warming up in the car while the other would save the spot in line. Many shoppers just sat in their cars and bidded their time until the shops were allowed to open.
Thursday, October 13, 2011
Despite misgivings and past incidents, the new Sake manager was approved.
Mansfield selectmen were cautious Wednesday in approving the proposed new manager of Sake, Mansfield Crossing's live-theater hibachi restaurant, but voted 5-0 in favor. Sake was the recipient in February of three separate liquor license violations and a fine, after a performing chef squirted rice wine into the mouth of an under-aged patron in the presence of his parents. That memory appeared to be fresh in the minds of board members. They weren't inclined to grant the request for a change of manager without some very pointed questions to applicant Michelle Li and her paralegal assistant Andrea Kor. Complicating the procedure was a significant language barrier between the English speaking board and Li, who at times needed Kor's Chinese/…
Wednesday, October 5, 2011
Taste of the Tri-Town draws big crowd, despite the weather.
The Tri-Town Chamber of Commerce hosted its fourth-annual Oktoberfest on Tuesday to a crowd of hungry, if a little wet, denizens at Mansfield Crossing. The rain did not stop the appetites of those who came, as vendors from all over the area put their food up for tasting. Participants dug in and tried a little bit of everything. This is the fourth year of the event, and according to Tri-Town Chamber organizer and volunteer Kathy Griffin, it's as well attended as previous years. "We have a lot of walk-in people who came in last minute, which is great," she said. "Last year it rained as well and we had some great turnout too." All proceeds go to food pantries in the three towns. Last year, the event raised $6,800, and collectively the event …
Friday, September 23, 2011
Tri-Town Chamber Event to benefit Foxboro, Mansfield & Norton Food Pantries.
Friday, September 23, 2011
Mansfield Crossing will be transformed into a food lovers paradise on Tuesday, Oct. 4, when the Tri-Town Chamber of Commerce hosts its annual Oktoberfest. The program will be held from 5-7 p.m. Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 at the door. The popular Oktoberfest program brings together dozens of local restaurants and food service providers in one place to share samplings of their most requested menu items. Among this year’s offerings will be appetizers and hors d’oeuvres such as steamed mussels tossed in Romesco sauce with toasted garlic and chorizo sausage from LOCO Tapas & Wine Bar in Easton; Chicken Paella with lemon scented rice, sweet red peppers, artichoke hearts and tomatoes from Dream Dinners in Plainville; and Lobster Bisque …
Monday, September 12, 2011
A look at upcoming events for the Chamber.
The Tri Town Chamber is conducting a membership drive! New members who sign up between now and Oct. 6 earn over $2400 in special benefits including FREE online and radio advertising, legal consultation, payroll processing, social media consultation, and business cards! New members are not the only ones who benefit from the drive. Existing members who refer a new member can earn prizes, too, including tickets to professional sporting events, gift certificates, free entrance to local venues, and mass media advertising. Companies who want to do business in Foxborough, Mansfield and Norton must check it out! I would like to extend a special thank you to Eric Baldwin and the staff of the Deutsche Bank Championship for hosting the membership …
Friday, February 11, 2011
Crafts, treats, eats and likes for your love.
It is that time of year again when men rush around trying to find the customary chocolate and flowers so their special one can act surprised when they receive the same, all in the name of love. This weekend, Mansfield is ready to help those last minute shoppers spread a little love around. Start by bringing the family downtown on Saturday, Feb. 12 from 11am-2pm for some free chocolates at the first ever Chocolate Walk. More than 30 businesses will be handing out chocolates and Valentine’s Day treats. The walk begins at the Mansfield Music and Art Society (MMAS) at 377 N Main Street where you can pick up a list of all the participating businesses. Each one will also be marked with red balloons. Make sure you bring a bag to carry all that …