Yes, the summer is over and Fall is here. Leaves are falling and the flood tides are in. Boats are covered and the boat docks are hauled out. SSAD (Scituate Seasonal Attitude Disorder) is coming soon. Then so soon the S word, yes you got it, SNOW. Then the fun begins here in Scituate. Snow and wind storms, flooding, power outages, Icy cold days and nights, dead batteries, downed trees, snow days, snowblowers and the News Crews and the Weather Channel out at the lighthouse. We can not wait.
Speaking of Fun, it’s time to get back on track to produce the much awaited Enewsletter, The Scituate Spark. Yes, we needed to revise our start date backwards a few times as things ( boating, the beach, the mountains, hiking, travel, the spit, skiing (huh) did we say skiing? ) just kept getting in the way. Earning a living has a way of intruding into the free time hobby’s that we like to work on too. So, with that said, we’ll be deploying via email our new revised Scituate Monthly newsletter with a new name, The Scituate Spark. We’ll crank it up in December to capture the Festive Holidays around town.
Many new people have joined who will reap the rewards. Read (Monthly Pop up Business Discounts, Member articles, BBQ, School shows, Charitable events, Senior News, Local note-able Videos, what’s hot and what’s not and other cool stuff). Only for you our membership. Our membership is now locked until Jan 2019. Everyone who has signed up early, our test pilots, will be receiving the enewsletter Free of Charge (The Grandfather Clause) through December of 2019. Everyone else signing up in January 2019 and beyond will incur our membership fee of $30.00 per year. That’s $2.50 a month. Your daily DD coffee costs more than that. Payable only thru Pay Pal for now.
Did we mention that our membership are the Only ones who will receive the enewsletter? Special Pop – up Discounts, valuable member stories and articles, spotlighted local businesses, Cooking demonstrations, Did you ever want to know how to throw a Pizza? Shop Local, This is #ScituateInMotion.
So why an enewsletter you might ask again? Here’s the rest of the back story. We asked around town for comments on the idea of a local enewsletter since 2 summers ago. We discussed the merits, the pros & cons at backyard parties, block parties, at a band concert, a wedding, at multiple restaurants and really in-depth chair to chair discussions at Rocco’s and of course at the Spit. One day during the 4th of July gatherings, after many limes were cut and tops were popped, we threw out the name, maybe it was the party atmosphere, everyone loved it. So, we’re going with it.
Plus they said to keep it short with only usable content, not a lot of fluff. Add some local color images. No heavy advertising. That’s exactly our thinking too. Yes there will be a few ads sprinkled in. Need to pay for the service platform, for our labor and of course to keep the lights on and beer. Plus on an annual basis any extra money left over (ha ha) will be donated at 25% to the Scituate Animal Shelter or the Scituate HS Drama Club. We love animals too you know.
The Pop – up Business Discounts
Well now might be the time for you to really Shop Local. Why? Some of our local merchants are joining The Scituate Spark to offer some sweet discounts only for our members. On a monthly basis you’ll receive our enewsletter containing specific products, services or my favorite, pizza and coffee served up with an excellent discount. To collect you will only need to show up, make your purchase, flash your membership email and card (coming soon) and claim your discount. More about the membership cards coming in 2019.
Here are a few examples of local businesses that are on board, who we’re going to discuss in detail in our get local Business Spotlight Series. Many more are coming too.
CP’S Wood Fired Pizza
Lavishly Dunn Catering
Birch Barn Designs
Pete’s Mediterranean ( unfortunately Pete is out for now).
The Scituate Spark will arrive in your inbox during the first week of the month, This is only from us to you. Please, don’t tell your friends, did we say that? Yes, they can’t join. As our way of saying Thanks. In 2019 we’ll reopen the doors to everyone else. All of you folks will receive it through December of 2019 for FREE.
Our Fine Print. Just so you know, We will not sell or share your email address. (Ever).
We look forward to be bringing you really interesting items from our residential and business community. Information that you will only find here in The Scituate Spark.
Thanks for checking us out and don’t tell your friends, yes that’s right, Don’t tell them. Or at least not until 2019.
The Scituate Spark Team