1 You got a bit of shopping done during Black Friday and Small Business Saturday. But you still have people left on your holiday shopping list. Patch has you covered. We're planning a holiday cash mob for the Olde Mistick Village.
You know, sort of like those flash mobs that keep popping up, only better. We’re asking southeastern Connecticut residents to pledge to spend at least $20 on Saturday, Dec. 8, at seven businesses in the Olde Mistick Village. We know you can find something for the rest of the people on your list at the Gray Goose Cookery, Gray Goose Too, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Semolina Pasta Shop,Elizabeth & Harriet, Franklin's General Store and Angel Haven. Register for the cash mob here.
2. The “Mystic Polar Express” has arrived at the Mystic & Noank Library. Barry Boodman and Bill Salancy created and donated the train. As a fundraiser, the library is auctioning off the entire set throughout the month of December. Bidding closes on Saturday, December 22 at 2 p.m. Call 860-536-7721 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
3. We're so excited about the updates we are rolling out to our Patch users in a couple of weeks. Among the most exciting: the transformation of our Directory from a simple listing of information to an interactive platform for Stonington, Mystic and Pawcatuck business owners.
It's all the same great information about each business that our users have come to rely on, but on the new Patch, each business will have its own 'group'.
(Here's a sneak peek from our sister site, Garden City Patch.)
Each business owner who has already claimed his or her listing still has it—but in the group format, Patch offers so much more. We encourage business owners who have not yet claimed the listing to do so now, in order to reap all the benefits of the new Patch right away.
4. Workers completed construction of the Washington Monument on December 6, 1884.
5. Today's thought: "There's no such thing as excess eating, only inadequate activity." —Dorothy V. Harris