Earlier today I'd linked to a Patch article about moms (plural) in Dedham getting outraged about the way a local ice-cream shop was giving ice-cream cones to kids who'd gotten vaccinated against Covid-19. Turns out it was one anti-vaxxer woman. So you should still go to Ron's if you need an ice-cream cone, and if you like the idea of helping encourage kids to get shots, you should still donate to Cones Against Covid but not because Dedham is full of pro-Covid moms.
In less than 24 hours, with just a couple of posts in the Hyde Park neighborhood Facebook group, Marc Lavine to pay for a free ice-cream cone with a topping for any kid under 12 who shows up at Ron's Gourmet Ice Cream and 20th Century Bowling Bowling on Hyde Park Avenue with proof of vaccination. Read more.
A Pittsfield woman who claims she was shocked to learn that Breyers Delights Vanilla Bean Low Fat Ice Cream is not, in fact, made with vanilla beans, is now seeking more than $5 million in damages for herself and all other Massachusetts residents who should be similarly outraged at the alleged deception. Read more.
Herrell's, in the bucolic city of Northampton (started by Steve Herrell, yes, thatSteve, and his wife) reports several incidents in which people got so, so mad when they were told to put on a mask or to take their cone to go - one even threw the cone at the server when told they couldn't eat it inside.
The left wall in the bowling alley at Ron's Gourmet Ice Cream and Bowling in Hyde Park has featured a large cartoon-like cutout of a guy bowling for several years now. Nancy Glazer Pearl, who does social media for Ron's, found the actual Mike, and his pal Bill, at the lanes the other day.
WBZ reports Friendly's is shrinking even more, closing outlets in Waltham and Framingham as part of an overall retrenchment across the Northeast. The Norwood Friendly's will remain open, at least for now.
Gerly Adrien at Tipping Cow in Somerville reports Tipping Cow and a couple of partners will be replacing Monumental Cupcakes on South Street with Monumental Market, which will feature ice cream, nut-free baked goods and coffee.