10 Jamaica Plain Nonprofits to Support on #GivingTuesday

First there was Thanksgiving, then came Black Friday, then Cyber Monday, which were then followed by the virtuous #GivingTuesday. #GivingTuesday is an international day of giving before we get into the commercialized holiday season -- and here are just a few Jamaica Plain nonprofits that help the community in many ways. All of these nonprofits accept donations in different forms and many are also eager to have volunteers donate their time to help their programs. Please contact them for more info. Bikes Not Bombs (284 Amory St. and 18 Bartlett Square) is a unique local nonprofit that "uses the bicycle as a vehicle for social change."

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Polka Dog Bakery and Boomerangs Win Holiday Decorations Contest

Ninety-two Jamaica Plain businesses on Centre and South streets have holiday decorations this year and the Polka Dog Bakery and Boomerangs won first and second in a local holiday decorations contest. Three judges decided the winners of the Jamaica Plain Business & Professional Association Business District Holiday Decorations Contest for the 2016 holiday season after checking out storefronts on two days in mid-December. The businesses were awarded points in three categories: most artistic, most festive, and most inviting to customers. The points for each business were added -- and the winners are:
$50.00 winner for first prize - Polka Dog Bakery (42 South Street)
$30.00 winner for second prize - Boomerangs (716 Centre Street)

$20.00 winners
McCormack & Scanlan (68 South Street)
40 South (40 South Street)
Salmagundi (765 Centre Street)
Station 8 Salon (761 Centre Street)
JP Seafood (730 Centre Street)
Cobwebs (703 Centre Street)
On Centre (676 Centre Street)
Boing! JP's Toy Shop (667 Centre Street)
Blue Frog Bakery (3 Green Street)
Fancy Schmancy (610 Centre Street)
Caramelo Clothing Company (606 Centre Street)
New Leaf Flores (601 Centre Street)

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The Food Project is one of many vendors selling local produce, seedlings, meat, fish, bread, cheese, eggs, wine, spices, and prepared foods at Egleston Farmers Market, opening for the season on Saturday, June 7 for a local foods BBQ lunch from 11am-2pm. The market is open on Saturdays, 10am-2pm, June-February, at Our Lady of Lords Parish Hall, 45 Brookside Ave., JP.

Egleston Farmers Market to Hold ‘Dog Day’ on Saturday

Hey there, JP. It's your Morning Memo for Wednesday, Aug. 27. "Dog Day" at Egleston Farmers Market: Anyone on Facebook couldn't miss the fact that Tuesday was National Dog Day. On Saturday, Egleston Farmers Market is having a "Dog Day" of its own, complete with training sessions, an adoptable dog from the MSCPA and a dog washing station.

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