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  • This past Saturday, July 11th, we had a unique event at our Bridgewater location while celebrating our 60th anniversary! Big League Brian was in attendance entertaining customers and passer byers! Sullivan Tire shared the spotlight with dancers, parents and staff members from Michelle’s Studio of Dance! The dancers were part of our celebratory event hosting a benefit car wash. The girls are raising money to dance in Downtown Disney in March 2016, a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity! The group was able to earn $700 Saturday on a picture perfect midsummer day. If you would like to help support the girls in their quest to perform in Disneyworld, you can make a check payable to Jill Hopkins (event organizer), 483 Walnut Street, Bridgewater, MA 02324.

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    Big League Brian directs attention to the car wash!

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    Visit our Facebook page for pictures and updates on events as well as great deals on tires and auto service!

  • Foodie Friday

    Today we wanted to share a fun summer recipe we’re planning trying out this weekend: southwestern black bean salad.  This bright salad makes a great side dish or an appetizer if you serve it with some chips. It can also be served with grilled meat and tortillas.

    southwestern black bean salad via skinnytaste.com

    Ingredients:

    • 15.5 oz. can black beans, rinsed and drained
    • 9 oz. cooked corn, fresh or frozen (thawed if frozen)
    • 1 medium tomato, chopped
    • 1/3 cup red onion, chopped
    • 1 scallion, chopped
    • 1 1/2 – 2 limes, juice of
    • 1 tbsp. olive oil
    • 2 tbsp. fresh minced cilantro (or more to taste)
    • salt and fresh pepper
    • 1 medium hass avocado, diced
    • 1 diced jalapeno (optional)

    Directions:

    In a large bowl, combine beans, corn, tomato, onion, scallion, cilantro, salt and pepper. Squeeze fresh lime juice to taste and stir in olive oil. Marinate in the refrigerator 30 minutes. Add avocado just before serving. Makes about 6 1/2 cups (13 servings of 1/2 a cup).

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    Do you have any favorite summer recipes? Are you making anything tasty this weekend? Share with us in the comments, and check out our Pinterest Summer Treats board for more fun, foodie ideas!

  • Since yesterday’s heat wave felt like a throwback to summer, it got us thinking of all the fun summer events we’ve had over the past few years. While reminiscing through the archives, we found this picture of Wally the Green Monster and a furry friend, relaxing at our Bridgewater store.

    The picture was taken during Bridgewater’s Grand Opening event back in June of 2012. Although the store was open for business on December 29th in 2011, we decided to wait until the snow had melted before celebrating with a big, outdoor event.

    How are you keeping cool this week? Are you  happy for a few more days of summer, or are you ready for fall?

  • As you may have guessed, we’re big fans of baseball here at Sullivan Tire.  From our yearly Red Sox magnets, to spending St. Patrick’s day at Fenway South in Ft. Lauderdale, to our great relationship with Dustin Pedroia, we enjoy every aspect of America’s favorite pastime.

    This summer, we took love of baseball to a whole new level by hosting A Day at the Park for our employees and their families.  All employees who have been with the company for 5 or more years were invited to spend a day with the Portland Sea Dogs, New Hampshire Fisher Cats or the Pawtucket Red Sox.

    Employees and their family members were treated to a delicious BBQ lunch before each game.

    (BBQ Lunch from the August 11 Fisher Cats game)

    At each game, a Sullivan Tire employee had the honor of throwing out the first pitch. At the Portland Sea Dogs game it was John Wills, the Assistant Manager of the Portland, ME Commercial location at the Fisher Cats it was Ryan Ward, a newly minted 5 year tech of the Derry, NH retail location, and at the Paw Sox it was Chris Bailey, a technician from the Bedford, MA retail location.

    (Ryan Ward throwing out the first pitch at the Fisher Cats game on August 11)

    (Chris Bailey throwing out the first pitch at the Paw Sox game on August 25)

    Each day at the park held a fun surprise; employees David Bubar of Bangor, ME Wholesale and Andy Benenato, the manager of Plaistow, NH retail won autographed Dustin Pedroia baseballs, and the Fisher Cats provided our New Hampshire guests to VIP tour of the stadium.

    (David Bubar, his wife and Mark Sullivan pose with David's autographed Dustin Pedroia baseball)

    (Andy Benenato and his family with their new autographed Dustin Pedroia baseball)

    (We stopped in the Press Box as part of the Fisher Cats Northeast Delta Dental Stadium tour)

    (We bumped into Fungo, the Fisher Cats mascot, along the way)

    The weather was perfect for each Day at the Park, and a great time was had by all!

    (All of our Maine 5 Year Employees)

    (All of our New Hampshire 5 Year Employees)

    (All of our Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Connecticut 5 Year Employees)

     

    Thank you to the Portland Sea Dogs, New Hampshire Fisher Cats and Pawtucket Red Sox for being such great hosts during our summer baseball game outings!

    What was your favorite memory from this summer? Have you been to a minor league game this summer? Let us know in the comments!

  • This weekend, we’ve got a lot of exciting things happening at two of our Sullivan Tire retail locations.

    Up in Damariscotta, ME the BigFoot Monster Truck will be on display this Friday from 9 am – 5 pm and on Saturday, from 8 am – 4 pm.  Most recently, the 10,000 pound truck was on display at our Portland and Lewiston stores.

    The BigFoot Monster Truck at Sullivan Tire in Portland, ME

    (The BigFoot Monster Truck at Sullivan Tire in Portland, ME)

    A professional Monster Truck driver will be on hand to sign autographs and pose for pictures.  Plus, there will be prizes and giveaways during the events as well!

    For those of you in Massachusetts, our Stoughton location will be having a Customer Appreciation event this Saturday from 10 am – 1pm.  Big League Brian will be providing entertainment and the Sons of Italy supply some delicious food for all who stop by.  There will be prizes, including a raffle for a pair of Red Sox tickets, and an autographed Dustin Pedroia baseball!

    Will we be seeing you at either of our events this weekend? Which one’s will you be attending? Let us know in the comments!

  • How far could you get with $500 of free gas? All the way from Boston to San Diego if you’re up for the adventure!

    Like Sullivan Tire on Facebook and enter to win the ULTIMATE SUMMER ROAD TRIP PACKAGE! The grand prize includes a $500 gas card, a brand new GPS and a $100 Sullivan Tire gift card to put toward your ultimate road trip!

    Enter here…  http://bit.ly/17y6EUR

    To get bonus entries, share this contest with your friends and family via Facebook, Twitter, or email and get 5 extra entries for each person that enters.

    If you won, where would you go? Tell us in the comments!

     

  • This weekend only, Sullivan Tire’s got a Buy 3, Get 1 Free sale on ALL Yokohama tires! Stop in any of our retail locations for great savings.