The Norwood MA Farmers Market is seeking artisans and vendors to participate in the upcoming Market on the beautiful Norwood Town Common. This year's Farmers Market opens on Tuesday, June 18th and runs through Tuesday, October 15th. Our hours have changed, too. This year we'll be on open from 2-6pm, available for some later shopping though the Market season.
If you'd like more information, the Farmers Market link here and above has the PDF information packet. Feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org with any further questions you may have.
We look forward to seeing you at the Market!
On Sunday, April 28th, Progress Norwood has organized a celebration for Earth Day. The day's activities include "plogging" with Charles River Running at 9:30am as well as other trash pick up sites and hikes. Plogging is a Swedish concept combining running or hiking and collecting litter. To see other Earth Day Celebration clean up locations and sign up, see the sign up page on the Progress Norwood website.
Friends of Norwood Center and the Norwood MA Farmers Market will be at the Town Celebration on the Norwood Town Common from 11:30-1:30. At this celebration you'll find:
The Department of Town Planning and Economic Development has been working on a proposed Multi Use Overlay District for the Downtown Business District of Norwood Center. This zoning bylaw change would allow for the potential redevelopment and creation of buildings with multiple uses. This concept harkens back to a time when business owners had their shop on the first floor while lived in a residence upstairs.
Have you noticed the vacancies in Downtown Norwood? Making this change can help because building owners can invest in their properties in new ways. Retail has changed and the long, narrow storefronts are obsolete. Adopting this bylaw opens the potential for a thriving downtown. Bring people to downtown, businesses will follow!
To learn more about this bylaw, come to the Willett room at the Norwood Civic Center Wednesday, April 3rd at 7pm. A slideshow presentation will be given. Your input and questions will be welcome.
These blog posts are written by Kim Weineck, Downtown Manager for Friends of Norwood Center, and other members of the FONC Board as mentioned in the posts.