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  • The Sullivan Tire team handed out our Red Sox magnets and spread Irish cheer down in Ft. Myers on St. Patrick’s Day! Paul Sullivan, VP of Sullivan Tire, greeted fans prior to the Red Sox game.

    Spring Training Magnet

    Spring Training St Patricks Day

    How are you celebrating the holiday? Do you have any traditions? Leave us a comment below!

  • Sullivan Tire would like to give praise and congratulate USA’s women’s soccer team on winning the 2015 FIFA World Cup! The United States defeated Japan 5-2 in a rematch of the most previous Women’s World Cup final which took place four years ago.

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    The USA was on fire from the beginning of the match scoring four goals in the first half. Carli Lloyd was dominant and notched the fastest hat-trick in Women’s World Cup history in just 16 minutes! Lloyd scored her first two goals in front of the net and the third was a booming shot from half field that beat the Japanese goal tender who was caught too far away from the goal. Lauren Holiday and Tobin Heath were also able to score goals to propel USA to a dominant victory over Japan. As time ran down near the end of the match, veterans Christie Rampone and Abby Wambach were subbed in to play what will be the last match of their World Cup careers. After the game ended and USA claimed victory, the two veterans were the last to walk across the champion’s stage and hoisted the World Cup trophy together to rejoice victory with their teammates and the inspired American crowd.

    Soccer: Women's World Cup-Final-Japan at United States

    Lloyd won the coveted Golden Ball which is given to the top player in the tournament. She was able to score six goals in seven games and also tally an assist. Though the USA dominated offensively in the final game, credit needs to be given to the great American defense throughout the entire tournament.  The back line of Becky Sauerbrunn, Ali Krieger, Julie Johnston, Meghan Klingenberg, and goaltender Hope Solo only allowed three goals during the seven games played in the World Cup. Solo was able to win the Golden Gloves award given to the best goalkeeper.

    Sullivan Tire is very proud of the Women’s National Soccer team for winning the FIFA World Cup title and being an exceptional representation of the USA! Join Sullivan Tire in celebrating the patriotic month of July with our special sale of Buy 3, Get 1 FREE on all Goodyear and Kelley tires! Be like the USA Women’s National Team and take advantage of the opportunity, book your appointment in July before it’s too late!

    *Photo credit:

    NESN- http://nesn.com/2015/07/team-usa-raises-trophy-celebrates-world-cup-victory-over-japan-photos/

    Philly.com- http://www.philly.com/philly/news/Social_media_goes_crazy_for_Delrans_Carli_Lloyd.html

  • Sullivan Tire is excited to celebrate the 4th of July weekend this year! We have two great Customer Appreciation Events to kick-off Independence Day weekend on Friday, July 3rd!

      • GLOUCESTER
        • 10am-1pm
        • 44 Bass Ave.
        • 978-381-3445
        • Manager: Arthur Aguirre
      • FALL RIVER
        • 10am-1pm
        • 456 Rodman Street
        • 508-674-4068
        • Manager: Manny Centeio

    Join us for free refreshments, giveaways and a complimentary water bottle to keep you cool during your travels! We have a great tire sale going on as well – Buy 3, Get 1 FREE on all Goodyear and Kelly Tires!

    Make sure your vehicle is ready for summer traveling with a FREE vehicle visual inspection at any of our Sullivan Tire locations! Once your car is ready to go, check out these cool events happening in the Boston area!

    Boston Harborfest
    Harborfest is one of the largest Independence Day celebrations in all of the United States since 1981. Hundreds of different shows and festivals are present ranging from tours to cruises. The area of Boston is very rich in Revolutionary War history and many expeditions ranging from meeting Paul Revere to going on a Freedom Trail Tour will be available.

    Children’s Day

    Bring your youngsters to Children’s day at City Hall plaza from 10am- 3pm on July 3rd. Festivities will include a fun music band, jugglers, and face painting fun!

    Clambake on Spectacle Island

    Help yourself to a clambake with lobsters on the beach located in the Boston Harbor Islands National Park area. Reservations are required as the event is very popular and gets packed easily! (617-770-0040)

    Boston Pops Fireworks Show

    A can’t miss FREE concert that makes for an unforgettable Independence Day experience. The event takes place on July 4th from 7:30pm-10pm at the Hatch Schell on the Charles River. Patriotic songs such as “America” and “Stars and Stripes Forever” will be performed throughout the night. Show up early! The best seats to watch the fireworks and listen to the Pops will go fast!

    Sullivan tire is extremely excited to celebrate Patriotism and Independence Day and we hope your experience will be as fun as ours! Click here for more information regarding events, times, and phone numbers to help celebrate the 4th of July weekend in Boston!

  • Today’s Throwback Thursday is from last month when the Budweiser Clydesdales were in Wareham, MA to bring a wounded warrior back home.

    Our Wareham store had the pleasure to fix their van while they were in town!

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    Visit us on Instagram for more Throwback Thursdays! Have you ever seen the Budweiser Clydesdales? Share your stories below!

  • Today’s Foodie Friday blog post comes from our friends at Tedeschi Food Shops.

    As a leader in combining fresh foods and convenience, we’ve gained a few tips and tricks over the years to throw an awesome barbeque. Here are five recipe tips to make your party unforgettable!

    Supercharge the Hot Dogs

    Chili Dog

    Hot dogs are super easy to cook on the grill, and are always a favorite. With a couple of small twists, you can make them the center of attention! Buy a can of Hormel chili and a bag of your favorite grated cheese (ours is Cabot Fancy Blend Shredded). Place them in separate bowls and let people make their own chilli dogs!

    The Yogurt Dip You Can’t Resist

    Yogurt DipDips are a great addition to any BBQ, however not always so great for your waistline. Substitute fat free yogurt for sour cream to make an irresistible dip that everyone and their waistlines will approve. Zero fat, tastes amazing and can be prepared in less than five minutes. With so many options for chips, you can mix & match to please your guests!

    Chobani Yogurt has a delicious recipe for an Onion Dip that will make your mouth water. Grab the recipe here:

    http://www.chobani.com/culture/recipes/caramelized-onion-dip/

    Crispy Grilled Buffalo Style Chicken Sausage Potato Skins

    Potato Skins

    Potato skins are a popular go-to classic, but here’s a recipe that will add some flair to this standard fare. Try adding Al Fresco Chicken Sausages to the potato skins for an extra punch of flavor. This just may become your signature dish! Find the recipe on Al Fresco’s website: http://www.alfrescoallnatural.com/recipes/recipe?id=254&r=crispygrilledbuffalostylechickensausagepotatoskins

    Fancy Can Still Be Simple

    KabobsWho knew that beautiful and delicious meals can sometimes be the easiest to create. Kabobs are the simple shortcut to a fabulous mouth-watering dish. Simply buy your favorite cut of meat, marinade, and a few seasonal fruits and vegetables. To make it extra special, get creative! Pork Kabobs will go great with peaches. The grilled peaches add a sweet, fruity and caramelized taste that partners perfectly with pork.

    If you have any vegetarian guests, create a Kabob with a medley of vegetables or fruits. How about a Caribbean themed peach, pineapple, and mango Kabob?!

    Escape the Ordinary

    Watermelon Salsa
    Small changes to classic favorites are a surefire way to make your party memorable and ensure people will be talking about it for days to come. In our recent series “Better Know a Fruit”, we talked about making a simple Watermelon salsa. Adding watermelon to salsa can make for a refreshing taste. Try adding diced watermelon to green peppers, lime juice, chopped cilantro, green onions and jalapeno peppers for a Fire & Ice salsa!

    Don’t stress too much about preparation, after all, labor day is all about having fun. You can find all these items at your local Tedeschi Food Shops and they only take a few minutes to prepare. Have fun and bon appetite!

    To find out more about what Tedeschi Food Shops offer or to find a nearest location to you, visit http://www.tedeschifoodshops.com/.

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    What are some of your favorite Labor Day party foods? Do you have any good recipes to share?

  • Looking for a fun getaway this summer, but don’t want to pay the extravagant air travel fees? We understand, which is why we’re giving away everything you need to have an incredible summer road trip adventure!

    Facebook Road Trip

    Like Sullivan Tire on Facebook and enter to win a chance to ROAD TRIP LIKE A PRO! The grand prize includes a new GoPro Video Camera, a $300 Sullivan Tire gift card, a $200 gas card, a $200 car detailing and an emergency safety car kit to send you on the ultimate summer adventure!

    Enter here: http://bit.ly/RoadTripLikeAPro and Good Luck!

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    Where would you go if you won the Road Trip Like a Pro package? Let us know in the comments!

     

  • Today’s #FoodieFriday is a double feature: two recipes that will be perfect for your upcoming Fourth of July celebrations (programming note: Foodie Friday will be on vacation next week with the rest of the country). Both of these recipes come courtesy of the Sullivan Tire corporate office: Beth’s Turkey Burgers and Chelsey’s Pasta Salad!

    Let’s start with the burgers…

    Ingredients:

    • 1 package of Ground Turkey (all white)
    • 1 scallion (chopped)
    • ½ cup Feta
    • Fresh spinach (1/2 bag)
    • Shitake Mushrooms (u can use any kind)
    • 1 garlic clove (minced)
    • 1 egg
    • 1 cup Panko crumbs (can use more or less)
    • Paprike
    • Mango Chutney (I use stonewall brand)

    Directions:

    • Saute the garlic, mushrooms for a few mins, then add the spinach until wilted. Allow to COOL.
    • In large bowl, add turkey and all ingredients. Mix well with HANDS!
    • Cook burgers in skillet or on grill. (I usually sprinkle them with some paprika to brown them.)
    • Serve burgers topped with some chutney. You can eat them with or without the bread. (I serve mine with a chopped tomato and avocado salad and grilled asparagus.)

    And now for the pasta salad:

    Ingredients

    • Pasta (You can use any pasta, I usually use linguine or bow ties)
    • Wisebone Italian Dressing (Zesty Italian is good too!)
    • Red peppers, chopped
    • Green pepper, chopped
    • Yellow pepper, chopped
    • Cucumber, chopped
    • Tomato, chopped
    • (Any other desired veggies!)
    • McCormick’s Salad Supreme seasoning

    Directions.

    • Cook pasta as directed, then cool with cold water.
    • In a large mixing bowl, add the cool pasta, all of the veggies and dress with about half a bottle of dressing. Finally, add half a container of the McCormicks seasoning.

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    What are you making for your Fourth of July celebrations? Did you try last week’s Southwestern Black Bean Salad? (I did! I added some quinoa to the recipe and have been enjoying it every week for lunch) What did you think?

     

  • 2014 FIFA World Cup

    Tonight, all eyes are on the US and how they will fare in their upcoming quest for the cup. This will not be an easy feat for the United States as they will have to face three very strong opponents in Ghana, Portugal and Germany to escape the first round of the tournament.  The U.S. has their first game vs Ghana at 6 pm tonight, and it’s a must win game for the boys in red and blue if they want to advance to later rounds. A win tonight will give the United States 3 points that will be much harder to get in games against Portugal and Germany.

    One player who surprisingly did not make the final cut for the team this world cup was midfielder Landon Donovan. Donavon, who has been the face of the team for years and can be remembered for his beautiful performance in the last world cup, was one of the last players to be cut before the final roster was announced earlier this month.

    So who will step up in his absence? All eyes now turn to goalkeeper Tim Howard and striker Josie Altidore to lead the United States. Howard, the last wall of defense for the US, needs to be brilliant which is a tough task when going up against two premiere offenses in Germany and Portugal. Josie Altidore also needs to bring his A-game on the other side of the field. When Josie is contributing to the United States’ offense they can truly be a legitimate threat.

    Its sure looks like it is going to be a very exciting next couple of weeks for soccer fans. Who do you think will win it all? Can the Americans create a Cinderella story as they move on in hopes of winning a world cup? Let us know your thoughts in the comments!

  • Memorial Day Weekend

    The weekend is finally here and we at Sullivan Tire are looking forward to taking some extra time to be with our family, friends and favorite BBQ foods.

    If you’re planning on doing any traveling this weekend, make sure you stop by Sullivan Tire to get your tires and vehicle checked out.  We recommend checking your tire’s air pressure and overall condition before heading out on a long trip. If your tires are excessively worn or in need of replacing, we’ve got an awesome Buy 3 Get 1 Free sale on all Goodyear Tires!

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    We also offer a FREE Vehicle Visual Inspection (or VVI).  Our ASE Certified technicians will give your car a complete overall check and show you a report card of how your vehicle’s various parts are holding up. You can see what is in good condition, what is wearing down a bit, and what needs to be fixed immediately.  Again, this visual inspection is completely free and can be done by any Sullivan Tire location.

    VVI

    All of our 66 retail locations are open tomorrow* to make sure your vehicle is ready for whatever you’ve got planned this Memorial Day weekend. From tires to autoservice, “we’re always here to get you there!”

    What are your plans for the weekend? Will you be hitting up the beach or any BBQs? Is there a parade or celebration in your town? Let us know in the comments!

    * Our locations will closed on Sunday and Monday so that our employees can enjoy the holiday with their families.

     

  • Even though the Opening Ceremonies just started (they began at 11am today and NBC will re-broadcast it tonight 7:30pm) the buzz and drama surrounding this year’s Winter Olympics seems to have reached a fever pitch.

    From the IOC’s decision in choosing Russia as a host country, to the massive and expensive corruption, the Sochi Olympics have taken on a big, distracting narrative all it’s own. While the hysteria of an unprepared Olympic Village is common (most host cities undergo a “will they be ready!?” scare) Sochi is clearly unique.  Certainly this is the first year in recent memory where the preparations have detracted so heavily from what the Olympic games are all about: the athletes.

    Recently, the internet has been chock full of tweets, instagrams and articles about the absurd hotel accommodations that await reporters and athletes. Katie Baker of Grantland details some of the troubles she’s encountered since arriving in Sochi.

    I arrived at my hotel at the same time as a friendly journalist from Montreal, and when we got to our adjacent rooms (both supposedly temporary until our real rooms are ready), his door handle broke off in his hand. His first souvenir! My bathroom has red Sharpie marks delineating where additional construction should have gone, an unidentified device was attached high up on the wall with masking tape, and there was no caulking. But my hot water works, my pillow is fantastic, and I have lightbulbs, which places me in the top percentile of accommodation privilege.

    Ms Baker’s fantastic pillow is a privilege indeed, as there seems to be a pillow shortage in Sochi.

    Unfortunately, many athletes have been affected by the preparations in Sochi as well. On Wednesday, US Olympic snowboarder Shaun White pulled out of the Olympic slopestyle contest, citing concerns of injuries. “With the practice runs I have taken, even after course modifications and watching fellow athletes get hurt, the potential risk of injury is a bit too much for me to gamble my other Olympics goals on,” White said.

    On Thursday, the Women’s Alpine Skiing Downhill training run was delayed for over an hour due to safety concerns. According to Reuters, the main problem had been the skiers sent down to check the course before the start of training, known as forerunners, were too slow.

    So, where does this leave you? What do you think about what’s happened leading up to this year’s Olympics? Will you be watching? If so, are you excited? Cautiously optimistic? Let us know in the comments.