The AHEAD Holiday Store Opens to Shoppers Nov 20th in New Bedford

The AHEAD Holiday Store is opening on Friday, November 20th at 9am!

Open to the public with new store hours this year. Don’t miss this great opportunity to stock up on a wide variety of golf related apparel and accessory items. They are offering extended weekday hours to accommodate social distancing. This has become one of the most anticipated shopping events in the greater New Bedford area. See below for details.

Masks will be required to enter the store.
Massachusetts retail capacity limits will be followed.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, there will be NO blow out sale in Mid-December.

All items are offered at a substantial discount from retail prices and make great holiday gifts for the golf enthusiast in your life. Customers can expect great pricing from day one! You’ll find first-quality overruns, some irregulars and thousands of items to choose from. New items are added every single day.

2020 Store Hours
November 20th – 28th Hours
Fridays and Saturdays from 9am-2pm
December 2nd-19th Hours
Wednesday through Friday 11am-6pm
Saturdays from 9am-2pm



Spotlight: Ascent Audiology & Hearing in Dartmouth and Somerset

Are you ready to improve your quality of life with hearing aids? Call Ascent Audiology & Hearing in Dartmouth or in Somerset by November 10th, mention this video and get 10% off the price of a pair of hearing aids. Call (508) 996-0389.

This offer does not apply to previous purchases and cannot be combined with other discounts.

Isaksen Solar – Solar power in Massachusetts and Rhode Island

Want to say goodbye to your electric bill? Here’s a look at locally owned Isaksen Solar doing a solar panel installation on Mike’s house.

Call (508) 567-0647, email rrego@isaksensolar.com or visit http://www.IsaksenSolar.com to see if solar is right for your home.

LifeStream Seeking Caregivers for Shared Living Program

With so many people forced to change their livelihood due to remote learning, the need to work from home or having to leave their jobs, Lifestream has a wonderful opportunity for those willing to open their homes and become part of a supportive team while making a difference in someone’s life – all from the comfort of their own homes!

LifeStream is seeking compassionate and caring people to share their home to someone in need and become a caregiver for an adult with developmental disabilities. Caregivers provide support, companionship and guidance to an individual living in the caregiver’s home. In exchange, caregivers receive comprehensive resources and access to excellent support (24 hours a day/7 days a week if needed) including hands-on 1:1 training from an assigned Registered Nurse and case manager. In addition, caregivers receive a generous tax-free daily stipend as well as room and board.

Caregivers must be 18 years of age, have a valid driver’s license, use of a personal vehicle, an acceptable CORI, pass a national fingerprint background check and a negative drug screen.

The Shared Living program is a great opportunity for people working from home and those who may have left the workforce and are in need of additional income,” said Lori Kydd, LifeStream’s Vice President, Operations. “We currently support many people in homes throughout the greater Fall River and New Bedford area. Our caregivers have opened their homes and their hearts to assist people in living a fulfilled life.”

To learn more about the Shared Living program and to apply as a caregiver, please contact Heather Dextradeur at Hdextradeur@lifestreaminc.com

Dartmouth’s Fay’s Restaurant announces precautions being taken for staff who tested positive for COVID-19

“Dear valued guest,

In strict compliance with the guidelines set forth by the CDC, Dartmouth Board of Health, and OSHA and to provide the highest degree of transparency, we are informing our community that a team member at our restaurant has recently tested positive for COVID-19. We excused this team member from any work-related activity when the team member displayed underlying symptoms of Covid-19 and promptly sent the team member home.

According to the Dartmouth Board of Health and the Massachusetts Department of Health, we are cleared to resume operations as normal, but we took it upon ourselves to close Thursday, October 1st in order to sanitize, using an outside firm, and get additional testing. All other team members tested negative.

Fay’s Restaurant has exceeded the necessary steps to ensure the safety of our team and guests. These steps include:

– The team member will not be permitted to return to work until meeting all CDC guidelines. These include: allowing at least fourteen (14) days to pass, testing negative twice within a 24 hour period in secondary COVID-19 testing, and/or they must be without fever and symptoms (under 100.4° F without fever-reducing medication) for 72 hours, with or without secondary COVID-19 testing.

– Performing a comprehensive investigation of the employee’s contact with others throughout the restaurant. From this investigation, we have informed necessary team members, third-parties, and authorities to ensure that the issue is contained to the highest degree. Any team members who are symptomatic but have not been tested for COVID-19 will not be permitted to work.

– We will continue our rigorous cleaning and sanitizing program of the entire workspace throughout our hours of operation as well as having our PPE on at all times and taking team member temperatures before team members start to work, random checks throughout the day, and a final one upon exiting the restaurant.

As always, the community’s and our team members’ continued health and wellness are always our top priority and we will do everything in our control to make Fay’s Restaurant the safest customer experience possible.

Thank you for your understanding.” -Fay’s Restaurant.

NB Counts Announces Multiple Census Pop Up Events This Weekend

As the deadline to complete the U.S. Census rapidly approaches, the NB Counts Committee is working hard to identify areas in the city that remain under-counted. As we reported yesterday several neighborhoods across different sections of greater New Bedford are still in the “red” This means that they are behind the response rate from the 2010 Census. The NB Counts team is doing a big push over the next few days targeting those areas. If you have not completed your census you can do so here: https://my2020census.gov/

If you need help to complete your census you can show up at the following locations:
Saturday October 3rd

Market Basket, 122 Sawyer St. 9am to 1pm
Lincoln Laundry, 139 Ashley Blvd 9am to 1pm
Save-A-Lot 452 Mt. Pleasant St. 1pm to 5pm

Sunday October 4th

Market Basket, 122 Sawyer St. 9am to 1pm
Lincoln Laundry, 139 Ashley Blvd 9am to 1pm
Save-A-Lot 452 Mt. Pleasant St. 1pm to 5pm

Monday October 5th

PACE, 10am to 1pm
Greater New Bedford Health Center. 874 Purchase St
Price Rite, 139 Hathaway Rd.

Every person that does their census translates into $2000 per person, per year for the city! Get it done: https://my2020census.gov/

If you live in these neighborhoods help spread the word:

New Bedford’s G & S Pizza announces re-opening of dining room

Back in August we announced that G&S Pizza owners Arthur and Fay had retired after 31 years. It is unclear whether their decision was sped up because of the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic, but they did it in the middle of the heavy restrictions placed on many businesses, and restaurants were among some of the hardest hit.

Restaurants had their dining rooms closed back in mid-March at the onset of the coronavirus pandemic and had to solely rely on take-out and/or delivery to survive. With Governor Baker’s phased approach to opening, restaurants were eventually allowed to be offer outdoor seating in Phase 2: Step 1. Many restaurants either expanded their outdoor venues or built one from scratch.

Phase 2: Step 2 followed almost 6 weeks later and allowed eateries to allow indoor seating with restrictions: maintaining a 6′ distance as per social distancing guidelines and wearing masks where that was not possible.

Sitting down in a restaurant is part of the foodie experience, a way to get out of the house, not having to clean up the mess, or simply wanting a different atmosphere. A sort of field trip for the family, a night on the town for a couple, or a change of pace for the bachelor. Of course, many “power” lunches for businesses and co-workers were part of that lifestyle.

Restaurants have been cautious about opening their restaurants in spite of Gov. Baker allowing them. Mirasol’s Cafe and Starbucks in Dartmouth have yet to open their indoor seating. Starbucks said “We don’t plan on opening the inside to sitting any time soon.” Mirasol’s said it would likely not open inside until spring as they had to address the lengthy serpentine lines that often wrap through the eatery or around the building. Their lines are long enough and with 6′ of social distancing between each patron the tail end of the line would likely end somewhere on Faunce Corner Road.

Joining the ranks of restaurants announcing that they are offering indoor seating is G&S Pizza. A Facebook post stated:

“We are so excited to let everyone know that dining room is now open!!!! Please stop by and visit us for some delicious food thank you.”

Rejoice pizza lovers!

Governor Baker allows limited restaurant bar seating in Massachusetts

While most businesses in the Commonwealth have been hit hard during the worldwide pandemic that is COVID-19, restaurants, bars, and night clubs are among some of the hardest hit, with many closing their doors for good or struggling.

Nightclubs and bars are part of Phase 4 of the state’s reopening which stipulates that they must stay closed until there is a coronavirus vaccine. Restaurants have now just been given a lifeline.

Wednesday morning Governor Baker announced updated guidelines for coronavirus to go into effect on Monday. He lifted restrictions to allow 10 people per table inside restaurants thereby allowing them to use their bar areas for food service.

“Bars are closed. Nightclubs are closed. But the evidence from other states with respect to this issue is clear – restaurants can use bar seating for regular food service with appropriate distance in place.” said Governor Baker. There was a disclaimer, however: “There should be no standing around the bar.”

Five Reasons to Get Your Hearing Checked

If you find yourself asking folks to repeat things or your missing parts of conversations it might be time to get your hearing checked. We spoke recently with Dr. Rena Jacbosen a Doctor of Audiology right here in the Southcoast. Here are (5) reasons or warning signs that a hearing test might be in order.

You can hear people talking but you miss some words almost all the time.

You hear ringing, roaring or buzzing in your ears, even when the room is quiet.

Your family and friends complain your TV is too loud, but you like it just fine.

You put your cell phone on speaker to hear better.

You avoid some social situations that you used to enjoy, because you’re tired of asking people to repeat themselves.

Can you remember the last time you had your hearing checked? Most adults haven’t had a hearing screening since grade school (only 14% of physicians routinely screen for hearing loss during a physical). Want to schedule one? Click here: https://www.ascentaudiologydartmouth.com/appointment/

Most people lose their hearing very gradually over time. Less then 10% of these hearing losses can be medically or surgically corrected. Yet, it’s also a fact that with new advancements in digital hearing aid technology, 95% of these hearing losses can be managed effectively with hearing aids. Because nearly one-fifth of all Americans 12 years or older have a hearing loss severe enough that it can make communication difficult, we take your hearing very seriously.

If you’re interested in taking an online hearing test its pretty straight-forward. The test takes about 5 minutes: https://www.ascentaudiologydartmouth.com/hearing/hearing-test-online/

Ascent Audiology & Hearing
(774) 762-5358
341 State Rd, Dartmouth, MA 02747

Monday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Tuesday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Wednesday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Thursday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Friday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

Spotlight: Tiverton’s Litl Rhody Pasta k.o

Love fresh pasta? Here’s a look at some amazing pasta, ravioli, and manicotti being freshly made from at Litl Rhody Pasta k.o at 14 A Stafford Rd in Tiverton, RI. Call (401) 265-1870 or stop by today!

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