Cambridge Main Street E-Newsletter Archive
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Cambridge Main Street produces a vibrant, lively, fun-to read e-newsletter about every two weeks that's e-mailed to more than 3,000 subscribers. It's filled with news, merchant specials, upcoming events, and more. To subscribe, please e-mail email@example.com and write "Subscribe to e-newsletter" in the subject line.
WHAT'S INSIDE the May 8, 2013 issue: Beer Fest, Mother's Day Weekend fun, opening of Another Place Another Time Consignment Boutique, merchant specials, and much more.
WHAT'S INSIDE the April 11 issue: Orange Crush & Buffalo Brisket Fest, Magnolia Grove grand opening, Free State's Finest winners, and much more.
WHAT'S INSIDE the March 7 issue: Five new businesses coming to downtown Cambridge, Patty in the Alley, Second Saturday, High Spot nominated for best new restaurant statewide honors, more.
WHAT'S INSIDE the February 8 issue: A romantic Second Saturday, Zip Code Day, and more.
WHAT'S INSIDE the January 9 issue: 2012 Year in Review, Workingman's Ball, Second Saturday with lots of big sales, more!
WHAT'S INSIDE the December 5 issue: 9 ways to savor the season this Saturday; two businesses on the move; Chili Cook-Off coming Dec. 15, more!
WHAT'S INSIDE the November 7 issue: Great events coming up, including the Hot Sauce & Oyster Festival, the Parade of Bras, Second Saturday, a Halloween pet parade, and more!
WHAT'S INSIDE the October 11 issue: Great events coming up, including the Hot Sauce & Oyster Festival, the Parade of Bras, Second Saturday, a Halloween pet parade, and more!
WHAT'S INSIDE the September 6 issue: Two new shops this Second Saturday! Get $50,000 in help to open a retail shop in downtown Cambridge! Summer Send-Off is coming Sept. 15. And much more.
WHAT'S INSIDE the August 9 issue: Butchershop/BBQ restaurant plus two other new businesses coming this fall. Plus big sales. And much more.
WHAT'S INSIDE the July 11 issue: Taste of Cambridge Crab Cook-Off, two new restaurants now open, Lednum's marks 75 years. And much more.
WHAT'S INSIDE the June 7 issue: New ice cream shop, Taste of Cambridge tickets on sale, new antique shop coming. And much more.
WHAT'S INSIDE the May 10 issue: Cambridge Beer Festival, Main Street Spring Fling, flowerpot sponsorships, new restaurant opening. And much more
WHAT'S INSIDE the April 12 issue: Crab Bash, Farmers Market moves to new location, bakery coming to town. And much more.
WHAT'S INSIDE the March 7 issue: Paddy in the Alley, cigars and oysters, lots of merchant specials. And much more.
WHAT'S INSIDE the February 8 issue: A few ideas for Valentine's, the High Heel Race, muskrats and crawfish. And much more.
WHAT'S INSIDE the January 11 issue: 2011 in Review, how the Long Wharf Fountain may come back to life, looking ahead to February fun. And much more.
WHAT'S INSIDE the December 8 issue: Old-Fashioned Christmas comes to town. Main Street announces new executive director. Lots of holiday events. And much more.
WHAT'S INSIDE the November 10 issue: Three new shops! Four more on the way! Plus, what's heating up for the holiday season. And much more.
WHAT'S INSIDE the October 4 issue: Hot sauce, bras, and oysters to heat up downtown on Second Saturday. The first winner in the Pop-Up store giveaway contest. Main Street launches search for new executive director. And much more.
WHAT'S INSIDE: The Second Saturday scoop, what's on top for Summer Send-Off and the Main Street Mile, applications due soon for pop-up store contest, all the fun events that crowd this month's calendar, and much more.
WHAT'S INSIDE: Triple the fun with the Annie Oakley Festival, Second Saturday, and Seafood Feast-I-Val all on the same day. Plus the opening date for the High Spot, how you can start your own store, the Kids Fishing Tournament, and more.
Read the July 28, 2011 e-newsletter. The latest on the (new) High Spot, and lots of other dining news. What savvy shoppers are doing to help downtown Cambridge. Storefront giveaway contest. Why August 13 is going to a blockbuster of a fun day. Much more inside.
Read the July 6, 2011 e-newsletter. The lowdown on Taste of Cambridge! The crabby spirit in our downtown shops. A new restaurant is coming to town - with a familiar name. Plus, breakfast, lunch AND dinner news. Much more inside.
Read the June 8, 2011 newsletter. Fresh Coat impact, Fresh Coat walking tour on Second Saturday, new businesses, more...
Read the June 1, 2011 newsletter. Fresh Coat this Saturday, another statewide award for Cambridge Main Street, What's Up 'Best of' winners, more...
Read this April 2011 edition of Main Street News for all the latest...including one of Maryland's top chefs right here in Cambridge, the Crabi Gras Party to celebrate the opening of crabbing season, new and expanding businesses, and more.
Read this March 2011 edition of Main Street News for all the latest...including how to help local charities just by shopping and dining, downtown's newest businesses, how to catch a bit of the Irish, and more.
Highlights: Valentine's weekend events and specials, what's ahead for downtown Cambridge, changes at the Main Street Gallery, and more.
Highlights: 2010 year-end review, which downtown business is doubling in size, and the new (well known) chef at Jimmie & Sook's.
Highlights: The first-ever Old-Fashioned Christmas block party and lots more holiday events, why you need that ugly Christmas sweater, downtown's newest business, and more.
Highlights: Several grand openings of shops and restaurants, merchants expanding and renovating their businesses, the winners of the free storefront contest, where to get your Thanksgiving goodies, and the perfect holiday card for downtown Cambridge.
- Win the chance to open a store in downtown Cambridge -- rent-free for November and December.
- Where to get in the Halloween spirit (even if you're way past the age of trick or treating)
- Main Street's latest award.
- New leadership nominated for the Cambridge Main Street board. Find out who.
- Watch adults race tricycles down Poplar Street while you enjoy BBQ and cold brews. It's Summer Send-Off time!
- For the first time ever, the Chesapeake Film Festival is bringing incredible films to downtown Cambridge.
- Annie Oakley Wild West Festival August 7-8! Find out what bands are playing and the fun for all ages at this free festival!
- This month marks the third annual mosaic show, anchored at the Main Street Gallery and extending to several venues throughout downtown.
- Keep supporting downtown merchants while the drawbridge is closed.
- Taste of Cambridge and Crab Cook-Off July 10! Find out how to get tickets, which restaurants are competing, and more!
- Get ready for a weekend of speed during the 100th anniversary of the Cambridge Classic Powerboat Regatta on July 22-25.
- Artists transform chairs into works of art for the Chair/ity show at the Main Street Gallery.
- Why your support of downtown is more important than ever.
- Summertime Fun Second Saturday with a tribute to author John Barth, live music, giveaways, and more!
- Get ready for a great "Chair/ity" bash July 9!
- Mother's Night Out Second Saturday with free flowers, strolling musicians, shop specials, more!
- The Wild West is coming to the Eastern Shore!
- The first-ever Boatbuilders and Dealers Expo
- Downtown welcomes its newest business, Paul's Subs.
- Horseshoe nails, pastry bag tips, and pencil erasers are transformed into stunning jewelry at the Main Street Gallery.
- Second Saturday: Trunk shows, big sales, more.
- Going green: Volunteers spruce up downtown with trees, plantings.
- Cambridge Lives! Community program moves forward.
- Cannery Way Mural: Join in the dedication of this public art project.
- Schooners: Majestic vessels heading to Cambridge for Schooner Rendezvous.
- Art: Twigs and grasses are transformed into works of art at the Main Street Gallery.
- Summer Send-Off Beer & Wine Block Party: What's planned. Plus the Main Street Mile relay race.
- Eat, Drink & Buy Art: New Eastern Shore promotion kicks off in Cambridge.
- Cambridge Lives! Community picnic kicks off public input for new project.
- Taste of Cambridge: Recap of the winning restaurants and more.
- Mosaic Path: A wonderful, city-wide mosaic exhibit returns for the second year.
- Cambridge Lives! A new program in the Maple Street area.
- Taste of Cambridge: Which restaurants are competing, how to get tickets, and more.
- Fourth of July on the Choptank: Find out where you can go to be part of Cambridge's biggest July 4 party, complete with food, music, games, and a carnival; not to mention a boat parade and fireworks!
- Crab-tastic: Find out where to go for some interesting crab-tastic items in the shops.
- In the news: Find out why the nation is talking about Cambridge.
- A big Second Saturday: Lots of stuff happening—talk an art walk, eat out, find special sales in the stores.
- Best of the Eastern Shore: Find out who Cambridge's winners were in What's Up Eastern Shore.
- Groove City Jazz & Blues Fest: Find out who's playing when this Saturday.
- A big Second Saturday: Lots of stuff happening on the day of the Jazz Fest, from a community mosaic to gallery openings to special sales to an ArtMart.
- Farmers' Market: The season opens Thursday, May 7. Find out what special guest will be on hand.
- Cambridge on TV: Read about NBC Tom Brokaw's four-day stay in Cambridge—with camera-toting production crew.
- Cambridge's 325th: Find out what's planned for the city's birthday celebration.
- NBC in town: Find out what a NBC crew is coming to downtown Cambridge.
- Mural: Take a sneak peek at the design planned for a new downtown mural.
- New store: Find out where you can high-quality yarn and secondhand treasures — all in one space.
- New restaurant, new antique shop: Get the scoop on Cambridge's newest businesses, Bella Luna and Trumpeter Swan.
- Green B&B: Which local B&B is the first Eastern Shore member of the Green Hotels Association.
- Jazz Fest Jam: Why you don't want to miss it.
- Downtown market analysis: Find out why the professionals see Cambridge as "the next revitalization success story."
- Celebrating Valentine's: What to do, where to head with your sweetheart on Feb. 14.
- New businesses: How many businesses have opened in downtown Cambridge in the past year? More than you think! Plus, read about four new business openings happening now.
- Arts and culture roundup: New shows in the galleries, drama, music, and more.
- One year after the fire: Read about what's happened in the year since a devastating fire on Race Street.
- New restaurants: Two new restaurants are opening soon in downtown Cambridge: Jimmie & Sook's Raw Bar and Grill and Bella Luna Italian restaurant.
- Going green: How downtown Cambridge plans to get greener this year.
- People to watch: Out of the 12 folks featured in What's Up Eastern Shore magazine's People to Watch list, three of them live in Cambridge; a fourth works in Cambridge.
- Holiday fun: Stores are staying open late (some until midnight) on Fridays beginning Dec. 5. Then there's with the Christmas Parade. And Old-Fashioned Christmas with Santa and carriage rides, holiday concerts, and more. Most of these events are free of charge, so they'll fit any budget!
- New clothing store: Check out downtown's newest store, Ceanie's Apparel, a woman's clothing store that's opened just in time to find a new holiday outfit.
- More: Plus lots more, from news on an upcoming market analysis of downtown to getting yourself in shape for the various endurance events that are coming to Cambridge next year.
- HOT TOPIC—Liquor Licenses: Speak out now on this crucial issue. A public rally to amend the liquor license law is planned for 5 p.m., Nov. 18.
- New antiques store: Downtown's newest store, Shorebid Antiques, is now open at 411 Washington Street.
- Pine Street area report: Work is wrapping up on a 60-page report on the Pine Street area that adjoins downtown. Find out what it's about.
- Arts & music round-up: From new photography shows in the galleries to a free concert with the U.S. Air Force Band to a comedy of a theatrical production, it's all happening downtown.
- Art! Downtown Cambridge's most ambitious, exciting month ever on the arts scene, with shows featuring found objects, wildfowl carving, oil paintings, and more.
- Mosaic Mural Unveiling: Join in as the community comes together for the official unveiling of the Mosaic Mural, created by local artists and volunteers of all ages at the site of January's fire on Race Street.
- Shorebid returns: Shorebid Antiques, which lost its business in the January fire, is coming back downtown and opening in a new location.
- HOT TOPIC—Liquor Licenses: Find out the latest on this issue that affects new restaurants for our downtown.
- 20 Ways to Enjoy September: Everything from boats to arts to family fun is happening this month.
- Summer Send-Off: This Beer & Wine Block Party is a perfect way to ring out the summer on Saturday, Sept. 20. Get the details.
- Condolences: Saying goodbye to Doris Mae Todd, the woman behind Doris Mae's Restaurant for the past 29 years.
- HOT TOPIC—Liquor Licenses: Find out the latest on this issue that affects new restaurants for our downtown.
- Renaissance on High Street: Find out how the 300 block of High Street is kicking downtown revitalization into high gear.
- Main Street Mile: Ever seen a 200-lb. man try to race on a kid-size tricycle? See it during the hilarious Main Street Mile during Summer Send-Off Saturday, Sept. 20.
- Gourmet Cooking in a Parking Lot: Our local version of Iron Chef came to the Farmers' Market August 14. Find out who won—and what that "secret ingredient" was!
- HOT TOPIC—Liquor Licenses: Find out what you can do in a few short minutes to help bring exciting new restaurants to our downtown.
- Art: A new mosaic shows opens in five different spots; plus a new show featuring Wednesday Morning Artists at Maris Elaine Gallery—both opening on August 9.
- Main Street Mile: Ever seen a 200-lb. man try to race on a kid-size tricycle? See it during the hilarious Main Street Mile on August 9 during Second Saturday.
- Chef of the Shore: Our local version of Iron Chef comes to the Farmers' Market August 14!
- HOT TOPIC—Liquor Licenses: Why is everybody in Cambridge talking about liquor licenses these days? And why are they important in helping revitalize downtown?
- Taste of Cambridge winners!
- Cambridge Main Street hires Arts & Entertainment coordinator.
- Del-Mar-Va's Got Talent begins July 30 at Scoop Station!
- Find out all you need to know about Taste of Cambridge July 12.
- Cambridge wins Maple Street grant.
- Billie Jo Heister, Hyatt employees win Main Street volunteer awards.
- Now, a place to buy Smith Island cake right downtown!
- Juneteenth celebration to feature live music, dancing, history, and more June 14!
- Mayoral forum planned June 4.
- Cambridge Main Street says thank you to volunteers with a party June 20.
- What does Main Street do, anyway, and why are we worth your support?
- Help add green to Cannery Way May 17!
- First-ever Chef of the Market coming to Farmer's Market May 29.
- A great line-up for the Groove City Jazz & Blues Fest May 10.
- The Main Street Farmer's Market opens its second season May 1.
- New spa, new stores, new restaurant, and more!
- Main Street eyes residential revitalization in Pine Street community.
- Deanna Bogart headlines this year's Groove City Jazz & Blues Fest May 10.
- April art openings at Gallery 447, Dorchester Arts Center, and Joie de Vivre.
- Tickets on sale now for March 29 fundraiser to benefit Jazz Fest.
- Marketing campaign to promote downtown.
- Salvation Army hopes to open within two weeks.
- Mid-Winter Madness Sale Feb. 16 means bargains at 25 stores!
- Facade of fire-damaged building has been stabilized; artists may add color.
- Local artists are planning a mural for Cannery Way on Race Street.
- Governor O'Malley tours downtown Cambridge; announces fire assistance.
- What we've learned about Cambridge since the fire.
- Local developer Brett Summers to buy fire-damaged property; vows to save facade.
- More than 200 people show up for public rally in support of downtown.
- How to help Cambridge recover from the Jan. 15 fire.
- Jan. 15 fire destroys two businesses downtown.
- Public rally planned Jan. 23.
- Cambridge Main Street leads efforts to try to save facade of fire-damaged building.
- Bistro Poplar opens as Cambridge's newest restaurant; Main Street Partners get a sneak peek.
- Cambridge Main Street is marking its fifth birthday. Help celebrate on January 12.
- Enjoy an Old-Fashioned Christmas during Second Saturday December 8, with everything from Santa to carriage rides to specials in the stores.
- Cambridge's newest restaurant, Bistro Poplar, hopes to open in late December.
- Check out the new gift store downtown, Viv's Gifts & More.
- Maryland Historical Trust takes tour of downtown Cambridge.
- Affordable artist studios available in downtown buildings through "floating studio" program.
- Cambridge Main Street Executive Director Liddy Garcia-Buñuel announces her departure.
- Head downtown November 10 for Second Saturday and meet artist Mary Ann Schindler at Joie de Vivre.
- Get in the holiday spirit December 1 during the 60th annual Cambridge-Dorchester Christmas Parade.
- Construction is beginning on Main Street Gallery.
- Maris Elaine Gallery opens with a sophisticated mix of furniture and home accessories.
- Go maritime October 13 during Second Saturday with pirate celebrations, sidewalk sale, and more.
- Get ready for free live music and more on Second Saturday, September 8.
- Mark your calendar for Summer Send-Off on September 22-23 with two days of fun.
- Get the latest news on the Recreation Centre, Creation Time, Cutting Edge, and Avé Hair Studios.
- Don't miss a book signing September 8 for Up Pine Street by David 'Nicky' Henry.
- Cambridge's new economic development department is open for business.
- Main Street Gallery is awarded a $100,000 grant.
- Check out the drumming contest and specials in the stores on Second Saturday, August 11.
- Grab your morning coffee or smoothie at Scoop Station, now open at 7 a.m.
- The Taste of Cambridge Crab Cook-Off on July 14 is expected to attract 5,000 visitors!
- Main Street is helping beautify downtown with streetscape improvements and plantings.
- The Main Street Farmer's Market opens for business July 19 on Academy Street!
- A new furniture store, The Maris Elaine Gallery, will offer shoppers a sneak preview July 14.
- Unveiling of the historic renovation of 450 Race Street is 4:30 p.m., June 6, 450 Race Street.
- Come compete in or watch the Main Street Mile race and have fun at the block party, 5-9 p.m., Saturday, June 9, Muir Street between Academy and Race.
- New ice cream shop getting ready to open downtown.
- Unveiling of the historic renovation of the Nathan Buildings is 4:30 p.m., May 2, 315 High Street.
- Get ready for the Groove City Jazz & Blues Festival, May 12, 3–10 p.m.
- Swing Into Spring Second Saturday, April 14th, 5 - 9 PM. Music, shopping, art openings.
- First Arts Alive! Event to take place April 28th. Sign up for chalk art competition.
- Jazz Auction is Saturday, March 24th. Buy your tickets today!
- Main Street is celebrating Harriet Tubman's Birthday on March 10th -- Second Saturday
- Four new restaurants planned for downtown Cambridge by year's end
- Pine Street historic marker in the works
- 5 good reasons to shop downtown Cambridge for the holidays
- Take a walk on the artsy side
- Oktoberfest comes to Cambridge
- Free seminar for business owners
- More streetscape improvements in the works
- Block party, boats, showcase, and more
- Taste of Cambridge goes down right easy
- Downtown stores to be open Sundays in August
- Taste of Cambridge returns
- Cambridge Main Street earns national accreditation
- Music, crowd, and weather add up to great Jazz Fest
- Boost customer relations skills with free workshop
- Art: Upstairs at 447 now open; Victor Abarca at Joie de Vivre
- R/UDAT community planning set
- A flurry of activity among merchants in Cambridge
- Fashion with a unique flair
- Event to raise funds for Jazz & Blues festival
- Main Street's top 10 list
- Wayside marker to spotlight Pine Street's musical heritage
- Pump up your marketing skills at seminar
- Gage Thomas named Main Street Volunteer of the Year