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Sited at the edge of the Westport River admist 6+/- acres of woodlands, meadows and perennial gardens. Fireplaced living room has French doors to wisteria-covered pergola; eat-in kitchen affords access to covered porches that wrap around the home. Enchanting pool house with kitchen, bath and screened sleeping porch overlooks gunite pool surrounded by gardens and mature plantings. Heated garage with artist's studio above. 600' river frontage with stone pier is perfect for canoeing, kayaking or just enjoying the beauty of this extraordinary setting. Please call Will Milbury at 508.525.5200 for more details.

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Summer fades into fall in Southern New England. How can the calendar say fall when there are still leftover thoughts from summer? Here we are in November and we are just getting our first taste of cool, fall weather. Although the proximity of the ocean mitigates the bite of Jack Frost, my thoughts perceive a white blanket covering the ground. Oh, where does the time go? After all, the daffodils just came out yesterday. With that in mind let’s preoccupy ourselves with the thoughts of warm cider and delicious food. Speaking of which……. Have a dream kitchen or bath? The fabulously talented design team at Kitchen & Bath Details can make it a reality. Today’s kitchen is the heart of the home….a gathering place to prepare and enjoy family meals, converse over coffee, help kids with homework, bake cookies…simply share daily life. If you’re looking to update your present kitchen or are starting with a fresh canvas, Kitchen & Bath Details in Mattapoisett is the place to start. Modern cottage, old world style, retro modern country…whatever your favorite kitchen, they can create it. Tena and Jill are extremely excited about their new location at River Shops in Mattapoisett. Their impressive showroom features gorgeous kitchen and bathroom displays along with an extensive selection of fixtures. Be sure to stop by and saturate your senses with unique creativity. Just about every little boy, at one time, wants to grow up and be in a Hollywood movie. It may be as an actor, a stuntman or even a cameraman and for Rochester’s John McGrath, he was no different. The only difference between him and millions of other young boys growing up in small town USA, he’s actually is working in movies, as well as concerts, Disney shows and much more. Not too shabby for a boyhood dream, but rubbing shoulders with the likes of Leonardo DiCaprio, Ben Affleck or even musicians like Paul McCartney or Aerosmith have not gone to the head of this pyrotechnician and special effects wizard, who since the late 1980’s, has worked on hundreds of concerts, firework shows and movies. In 1838 a humble, two-story home located at twenty-one Seventh Street in downtown New Bedford was the site of an important benchmark in Afro-American history. It is where Frederick Douglass, one of the most influential writers and orators of the slave abolitionist movement, first lived as a free man and re-invented himself after escaping Southern slavery and reaching the New Bedford end of the famed Underground Railroad. It was while Douglass was a New Bedford resident that he discovered his abilities as an orator, at an anti-slavery convention in Nantucket in 1841. Frederick Douglass would be very pleased to see that his former residence now houses a group whose main mission is preserving the history of people of color. G. Bourne Knowles and Company, Inc. is a family-run landscaping and tree service company that's been around since 1961 and has been catering to the likes of prominent personalities including former Patriots quarterback Drew Bledsoe. Bourne recalls the Bledsoe home as one of his all-time favorite projects but the project he considers his second all-time favorite is the Jordan House, which the company fashioned out of an old military bunker at Mishawn Point, South Dartmouth, MA. As a professional arborist Bourne also has a certified landscaper and a designer on-staff capable of creating the very best in project development. Be sure to enjoy an ice cold mug of apple cider while reading our most recent edition of Coastal Life.

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Over Jon Stobart’s lengthy career as a marine artist, the British painter has specialized in depicting the Age of Sail, a time when goods and people were transported around the world by sail.

he nice thing about getting the chance to see marine artist John Stobart’s work in the painter’s presence is that you get to ask him all about one of his paintings. Pick one of the magnificent spreads of a 19th century harbor in New York, Boston, or even New Bedford and ask about the men chatting on the street corner, the carriage driver carefully steering his rig over cobblestone streets, or the watchman carrying a lantern

along the pier. Over Stobart’s lengthy career as a marine artist, the British painter has specialized in depicting the Age of Sail, a time when goods and people were transported around the world by sail. Many of his paintings are of vibrant harbors dominated by clipper ships in full sail. But, while the ships may take center stage, many paintings, especially those that offer a glimpse of life along the shore,

contain such intricate details s of harbor life that viewers who are willing to take the time to view the painting slowly are well-rewarded. And, each figure, down to those barely the size of a fingernail, has a complex back-story that Stobart knows intimately and conveys both through the richness of his images and his verbal story-telling. Ships may be one of his main images, Stobart said, but he added, “My thing has always been the setting, not the ship.”

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ABOVE: JOn StOBARt RIGHt: nEW BEdFord. the View across to Fairhaven in 1884

For example, in a painting of ships abandoned in San Francisco during the Gold Rush, Stobart points out the night watchman chatting with a visitor, then details the path the watchman will take around the pier to get back to his post. The two lit ships in the dark night, he said, are a U.S. mail ship still delivering mail and a merchant ship just arrived in port and looking to unload. In another work in progress, Stobart’s story is a little more romantic. The image will show the captain’s ship being towed out to sea in the distance while his wife watches from an apartment above the harbor. A nightstand by her bed holds two glasses, because Stobart said, they had a drink of wine together before he went back out to sea. It’s these careful details, down to the muddy tracks left by a horse and carriage, that add character, the artist said. “It’s what makes it look magical,” he said.

ABOVE: drying Sails Under a Full Moon

“My thing has always been the setting, not the ship.”
Like the ships he paints, Stobart has traveled around the world. Born in England, he was still a young painter when he first came to Canada and later the United States and has lived in several cities here including Boston, New York and Edgartown, before moving to Westport about 10 years ago. His Westport home, where he lives during the summer months, overlooks the Westport River. In winter, the painter heads south to Florida. Stobart’s approach to painting takes plein air work to a whole new level, getting down not only what he sees but also transposing it onto a bygone era, all while looking at the modern site. He finds inspiration, he said, in the etchings of wharves and quays done during the 19th century which he believes hold more details than any photograph could. To date, Stobart has painted ports in Seattle, Baltimore, and Chicago, as well as Cape Horn, London, and Paris. In addition to painting he has produced a PBS series on painting outdoors at sites around the world, and has numerous books featuring his art. And, at age 79, he isn’t slowing down. “I don’t think I can,” Stobart said when asked. “Because I want to leave a legacy.” That legacy comes in the form of a scholarship fund for new artists, a kind of gap funding for artists who have yet to establish themselves. “I want to help students survive the transition between being a student and being an artist,” he said. According to Stobart, it’s important for artists to find their own style, the ingredient that makes their art worthwhile. You have to be able to “make nature a little bit larger than life with your signature characteristic,” he said. But finding that style takes effort and many young artists are forced to spend their time struggling to earn a living and therefore, not working on their art. That’s where Stobart wants to help. He has already established a foundation that offers a $5,000 grant to a young artist in their first year out of school, but said he is working to double that amount after he dies.

ABOVE: BoSton dEPartUrE. Securing the towline, c. 1885 BELOW: nantucket Sleigh ride

The grant not only offers young artists the push they need, but for Stobart, it’s also a way of giving back in recognition of the kind of fortuitous breaks he received many times in his career. In fact, some amazing, almost other-worldly connections offered Stobart the access he needed to the art world time and again over his career. So much so that, he said, there must have been some guiding force behind it all. Most notable was the time he traveled from Toronto to New York City by train with four paintings of clipper ships that he hoped to show to galleries. It was 1965, and Stobart had never been to the U.S. before. He had no idea where he would go in New York or how he would get his paintings seen. “I had no plan, no address, no name, nothing,” he said, remembering the trip. When the train got close enough to New York for commuters to board, a man sat down next to Stobart and began thumbing through art books. Noticing, Stobart decided to strike up a conversation. While most people he met on his journeys tended to enjoy these chats about painting, Stobart noticed that this man didn’t react well initially. “He winced as soon as I opened my mouth,” he said smiling at the memory. But Stobart persevered, showing the man photographs of his work. To his astonishment, he received, in return, a list of four galleries that the man felt might be interested in Stobart’s maritime style. It was only after they departed and the man walked away that Stobart read the business card he had been handed. The stranger who guided him
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turned out to be Donald Holden, editor of American Artist magazine. “I was shocked,” Stobart said. Stobart left the station and walked to the first gallery on the list, the Kennedy Gallery, carrying his four paintings wrapped in paper. There, in a gallery where he recognized most of the paintings already hung there, he ended up showing his work. That wasn’t just luck, Stobart asserts. “It had to be guided by somebody,” he said. “That could not have been chance alone.” But if fortune was looking out for the young Stobart, his passion for his art also helped propel him forward. From the day he crossed the entryway of the Derby College of Art as a teenager, he was determined to succeed. Before that, Stobart’s school record had not exactly been stellar, he said, possibly because he said, he was always scribbling away on paper half hidden under his desk instead of paying attention. The art college represented a second shot and this time in a field he loved. “When you’re keen like I was, you just go up and away,” he said. Stobart, now 79, clearly remembers his response to particular paintings, like Salvador Dali’s depiction of a loaf of bread in a basket. “I really shook with emotion when I saw it,” he said, describing the layer of flour on the bread and the weave of the basket. “It just reached me; I don’t know why.” Decades later he looks back and wouldn’t change his gift. “It’s a wonderful feeling, very satisfying, to be able to create something in a couple of hours,” he said about painting outdoors. “It’s a fantastic life.”
To see more of Stobart’s work, visit his web site at A retrospective exhibition of Stobart’s paintings will open in January in Palm Beach. Called “The Grandeur of America’s Age of Sail,” the exhibit is by The Society of Four Arts and will feature 60 maritime oil paintings spanning more than six decades of Stobart’s career. For more information, go to

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This tranquil island is captivating. Picture-postcard moments at every turn. Chickens roam freely, flowers, gardens and picket fences abound, the Victorian architecture is preserved and pristine. Stone walls, breathtaking views and miles of beaches adorn this tiny island. The best part. No one seems to be in a hurry. Truly a step back in time.

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scape the stress of everyday life and step back in time, a short ferry ride to Block Island, a mere 12 miles from the mainland, is like a journey into a bygone era. Even before the ferry arrives you are greeted by the long impressive rooflines of the majestic hotels and inns giving you a hint of what you are about to experience. With the first steps off the ferry the pace of life seems to slow and with each further step it continues until you feel yourself relaxing. You breathe. This tranquil island is captivating. Everywhere you look it is a picture-postcard moment. Chickens are roaming freely, flowers and picket fences abound. The Victorian architecture is preserved and pristine. The air is so clean and fresh. No one seems to be in a hurry. It doesn't take long before you are smitten, and by the end of your journey the thought of leaving this idyllic little island and having to return home makes you want to relish and cherish every moment and memory you have made on Block Island. Beauty in some form or fashion is everywhere. The red roofs seem to abound and just pop between the blue sky and the white clapboards. The most majestic of these is the Victorian Spring House Hotel. This grand dame with its expansive red mansard roof and cupola is the oldest oceanfront hotel and resort on the island. It sits high on the knoll with breathtaking views of the ocean. The wraparound veranda allows visitors to sit and read, nap or just enjoy the view. On the massive lawn sits a row of white Adirondack chairs facing the ocean. All is so picturesque and tranquil. There is so much to do here or just do nothing at all. Start the morning with a leisurely walk, enjoy a cup of coffee or breakfast on the veranda of the hotel soaking in the gorgeous sunrises. Spend the days exploring the island. Meander through the shops, art galleries and historic buildings which are within walking distance. Although the island is small, transportation will be needed to go beyond the Old Harbour area. Rent a moped, jeep, even a bicycle or you can easily bring your own. If you do bring your vehicle be sure to book your reservations early since the Block Island Ferry fills up fast. Cabbies are readily available to take you to specific locations. Seventeen miles of beach allow you numerous places to enjoy the sun and sand. Looking for more adventure, there is sailing, surfing, fishing, diving, kayaking and hiking. Almost half of this island’s land is under conservation and there are over 250


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ponds. Visit the two lighthouses on the island. The Southeast Light is the most photographed of the two and has incredible vistas. Just a short distance away is Mohegan Bluffs, with 150 ft. cliffs overlooking the ocean and a long wooden staircase leading to the sandy beach below. The other lighthouse, North Light is at the Northern tip of the island and is a quarter mile hike off the road. Block Island National Wildlife Refuge is close by is an ideal area for walking, bird watching, and enjoying the view in all directions. There is numerous places to dine with choices ranging from picnic benches to five-star dining. The rolling hills and breathtaking scenery make this island a photographer's dream. Experiencing this gentle lifestyle, the breathtaking vistas and Victorian architecture makes your trip an experience to be treasured. Block Island is truly a step back in time.
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The "Golden Year" of 12 Metre World Racing took place in Newport, RI, on September 12-27, 2009, with a collection of 17 elegant 12 Metres from America, Australia and Europe.


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They competed for five days of racing in a spectacle of 12 Metres not seen since the America's Cup in 1958. That year Columbia won the cup and this year she raced again. The week was filled with events from parties-of course-along with lecture series, book signings, film presentations and beautiful competition viewing. The New York Yacht Club's Harbour Court, provided a beautiful venue for dinners, and showed how it still remains one of the most influential sailing hubs in the world.

ast competitors were American Eagle, Weatherly, Nefertiti, Intrepid, Kiwi Magic, and America II, just to name a few. Gleam and Northern Light bought and preserved by the late Bob Tiedemann, competed in the Vintage Class with Onawa. She was beautifully restored for the August, 2001 America's Cup Jubilee Celebration off the Isle of Wight on England's southern coast. The rest of the yachts were placed in three more classes. The Grand Prix: consisted of Wright on White, Kiwi Magic, America II, and USA. In the Moderns were Challenge 12, Victory '83, Intrepid, Courageous, and Freedom. For the Traditional Class, Columbia, Weatherly, Easterner, Nefertiti, and American Eagle competed. Traveling the farthest to race, were Challenge 12 from Paris, France with William Borel, and Australia II, from Australia with Australian Skip Lissiman. He said he was thrilled to be back in Newport and planned to celebrate at his favorite watering hole, O'Brien's Pub. He brought with him a new boxing kangaroo flag signed by all the original crew to replace the original flag in the Pub which eventually accompanied Skip back to Australia. My first inkling of the beauty of the 12 Meters was in the late 70s and early 80s. Some friends invited me to photograph the America's Cup off the shores of Newport, RI. The Australians had won the Cup in 1983, and sadly it was the last year America's Cup Racing competed in Newport. I was fortunate enough to see Dennis Connor win back the Cup in 1987, in Freemantle, Australia. Since then I have followed the 12s in their journey to remain alive and racing into the 21st Century. Many have been found, restored, and rebuilt to their original splendor. George Hill and Herb Marshall started America's Cup Charters in Newport, offering many people a glimpse of the thrill of racing on a 12 Metre. Gleam and Northern Light also charter during the sailing and racing season as well as some modern Twelves. For the 12 Metre Worlds this September, I arrived on Friday, yet with very windy conditions, racing was cancelled. Luckily, there was room for me on a press boat on Saturday. With sailing it can be feast


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or famine. The Twelves hung in anticipations while the wind slowly picked up and the racing commenced. Helicopters, press boats and pleasure boats followed them around the old America's Cup course off the shores of Brenton Point. They all fought hard in the shifting winds, and finished the racing late afternoon. The final race was the legendary Candy Store Cup race around the harbor. Dennis Williams won the Cup on Victory '83 and enjoyed the traditional huge bottle of champagne. Victorious as well in the Modern Division, Williams celebrated his first championship title. American Eagle won in the Traditional Class, with Carol Swift, Charlie Milliken and Duke Steineman chartering. Charlie skippered American Eagle to victory in a tiebreak with Weatherly. With her crew's help, Carol earned the traditional surprise swim off the dock. In the other classes, Bill Koch, a past America's Cup competitor, won the Grand Prix Class aboard Kiwi Magic. Gleam won the Vintage Class with Northern Light second and Onawa third. I love the classic yachts and these epitomized the beauty of the old yachts lovingly restored by their owners.

Jan Slee, President of the 12 Metre Class Association, along with his staff, worked hard to make the event memorable for all who participated. Gary Jobson and W.H. Dyer Jones served as co-chairs with Jan to create a memorable and fun week. Many more are involved in keeping the Twelves flourishing for many decades to come. To catch a glimpse of them sailing or race aboard for a charter, one

truly realizes the splendor of the craftsmanship and design in every Twelve. An experience of a lifetime not to be missed!
Anne T. Converse is a free-lance photographer and occasional writer from Marion, MA. She enjoys racing and sailing her H12 Dodici out of the Beverly Yacht Club in Marion.

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Have a dream kitchen or bath? The fabulously talented design team at Kitchen & Bath Details can make it a reality.
oday’s kitchen is the heart of the home. A gathering place to prepare and enjoy family meals, converse over coffee, help kids with homework, bake cookies…simply share daily life. It’s a space that encourages togetherness. Have you ever noticed during a party that no matter how large a home may be the kitchen is where everyone happily congregates by evening’s end? It’s no wonder virtually every design show or home magazine these days have some sort of segment or article pertaining to this most beloved room in the house. If you’re looking to update your present kitchen or are starting with a fresh canvas, Kitchen & Bath Details in Mattapoisett is the place to start. Successful owners and sisters, Tena Collyer and Jill Muldoon, have been helping clients create the kitchens of their dreams for years. As Lead Designer, Tena brings a wealth of design experience to every project. Modern cottage, old world style, retro modern country…whatever your favorite kitchen, she can create it. Tena especially enjoys working on historical reproductions in older


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homes, modernizing rooms while keeping them true to their time period. For example, a vintage bumped-in sink cabinet reminiscent of the 1800s can be seamlessly incorporated into an old-fashioned butler’s pantry. Tena will often research a historic home, take note of its existing moulding details and have Plain & Fancy cabinetry exactly match them. After working long and hard on a design project, she considers the end result to be “a piece of art.” As Business Manager, Jill knows what it takes to make sure all facets of the busy company run smoothly. Most rewarding for her is the fact that she has learned so much since going into business with her big sister. Jill told me, “We’re best friends…it’s like being at home working here. I’m with my sister and surrounded by such beautiful things. I love my job.” She adds, “I was completely green to the cabinetry business when I first started. It’s been an awesome learning experience for me. It’s made me more involved in design in my own personal life. Everything is new every day…new products are always coming out, new clients coming in.” Both women were successful in

their respective fields before deciding to combine their talents and start a business together. Kitchen & Bath Details officially opened its doors in April 2004 and has since become a mainstay in the design community. So what are people looking for in a kitchen today? According to Jill, “People are often in the HDTV mindset when they first walk through the door. They come in wanting stainless appliances and granite countertops because that’s what they’ve mostly heard about. Once they take a look around, however, they tend to fall in love with a certain display and have to have it.” Having an amazing showroom on site has proven extremely helpful for clients. As one walks among the many charming displays you actually feel like you’re in someone’s home. Each has its own unique style right down to the very last detail. Tena and Jill are extremely excited about their new location at River Shops in Mattapoisett. Their impressive showroom features gorgeous kitchen and bathroom displays along with an extensive selection of fixtures. The decorative hardware gallery is a mustVolume 5 Issue 12 Coastal Life

see with everything from delightful dragon flies to shiny starfish to whimsical watering cans. Clients can choose from over twenty different manufacturers and U.S. artisans. The latest in quality kitchen appliances by Sub-Zero and Wolf are also featured. According to Tena, “We’re pleased to represent Sub-Zero and Wolf appliances. Not only are they stylish, but they’ll make your kitchen function like a pro.” Consider updating your kitchen with an undercounter wine storage unit, induction cooktop or warming drawer. With so many choices to choose from, having an experienced team of professional

designers you can trust is invaluable. Tena says, “Our belief is that kitchen and bath design begins with an understanding and balance, proportion, scale and most importantly function. We will work together to create a comprehensive design that is stylish, elegant and functional. Once cabinetry selections and appliances have been made, our talented designers can assist you with plumbing fixtures, countertop selections and hardware to finish off your new kitchen or bath in a truly unique way.” Project Coordinator, Kathy Hurlburt, will then oversee the entire installation process; working closely with both the client and

contractor to ensure the end result is nothing less than spectacular. Stop by Kitchen & Bath Details on a Saturday and you’ll be greeted by the smell of freshly baked cookies wafting from their extraordinary working kitchen showcasing the functionality of cabinet design and top-of-the-line appliances. Anchoring the room is a custom Plain & Fancy island finished in a new, dry brushed glaze with a double stacked granite countertop. Semi-custom StarMark cabinetry in a butter cream painted finish surrounds the perimeter. Besides it being a source of design inspiration for clients, Tena and Jill consider the functional kitchen to be the perfect arena for future cooking demonstrations and classes. They also plan to invite non-profit organizations and real estate businesses to host meetings and cocktail parties in the welcoming space. It’s an innovative marketing idea based on the fact that people always feel comfortable in the kitchen. Remodeling is not something you do every day so investing in quality cabinetry and appliances that will last you for many years is imperative. Kitchen & Bath Details offers two tiers of cabinetry construction, semi-custom and full custom. For those needing to stay strictly within budget, the semi-custom lines of StarMark and Medallion are ideal. They feature all wood cabinet boxes and have great design capabilities. For those who desire to go all out and for which money is no object, the full custom line of Plain & Fancy is well worth the price. In an effort to go green Jill says, “All of our cabinetry lines are certified participants in the Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturers Association (KCMA) Environmental Stewardship Program (ESP). The ESP was created with the help of industry partners to provide uniform standards which encourage the cabinet manufacturers to put into place policies and practices which benefit the environment and the communities in which we do business.” Kitchen & Bath Details received national recognition when one of Tena’s kitchen designs was featured in Coastal Living’s 2006 “Idea House” at the Carnegie Abbey Club in Portsmouth, Rhode Island. She created a serene kitchen that captured the feeling of true coastal living. A vintage, Plain & Fancy island in white enamel was painted using Benjamin Moore’s Yarmouth Blue, a pale ocean color. Tena used the same shade as an accent color inside of the kitchen’s glass cabinets causing them to glow like sea glass when illuminated. A replica of this award-winning design has been recreated for the showroom. So what’s the one design feature every kitchen should have today? Designer, Bethany Souza, who recently joined the team at Kitchen & Bath Details, feels a secondary sink is a smart investment. She

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says, “A secondary sink is great because we’re finding that there are two people in the kitchen prepping food. The main sink may be full of used pots and pans so the secondary sink can be used to wash fruits, veggies, etc. or simply to wash your hands. In addition, a secondary sink is great while entertaining. You can create a wet bar area for drink preparation out of the main cooking area. This helps free up the main sink for pots

and pans, as well as preparation work.” Kitchen & Bath Details is a member of the National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA). The organization hosts an annual Kitchen & Bath Show at various locations. Jill and Tena make a point of attending it every year to learn what’s new in the industry. What’s hot in bath trends? Jill says many clients have taken to the crisp white console table topped with a vintage vessel

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Kitchen islands – a staple in today’s kitchens. add seating and you gain the comfort of a kitchen table and the functionality of extra cabinet space. handsomely carved legs, handy bookshelves and wine cubbies are great island accents. staggered height & depth Wall cabinetry – instantly creates dramatic crown moulding detail while simultaneously providing ample space for today’s larger dinnerware collections. integrated cooKing surfaces – now you can socialize and cook at the same time! Wolf offers a wide variety of cooking surfaces. from electric grills, fryers and steamers to the innovative induction cooktop, you can have every type of cooking surface integrated right into your countertop. beverage centers – integrating wine storage units, coffee makers and refrigeration right into cabinetry has increased the functionality of the kitchen while entertaining. the host no longer needs to be concerned with mixing drinks for guests or making sure there’s plenty of coffee to go around. they can actually enjoy the party! cabinetry hardWare – think of it as cabinet jewelry! give plain glass cabinetry an instant makeover by thoughtfully adding unique hardware. placing it on every single cabinet can be overwhelming so choose only those that you want to stand out, like large pantry doors. old fashioned ice box latches are perfect for keeping with the period of an older home. Wood hoods – a perfect focal point for the kitchen as well as a great way to cover up essential, but not so attractive ventilation units. .custom color cabinetry – What gives you a better coastal look than having an island finished in benjamin moore’s yarmouth blue? plain & fancy cabinetry will color match any paint color or stain to create a truly custom kitchen. architectural glass – add character and style to cabinetry. try restoration or seeded for a subtle look. the daring type? go for old-fashioned bottle, bubble or confetti. you won’t be disappointed. internal organization accessories – roll out trays, spice organizers and cutlery dividers help you get and stay organized. many kinds have multiple uses. use them whatever way benefits you most


bowl. A classic look that’s simply perfect for a powder room. “The Yacht Club Bath” is just the thing for a chic seaside home. Tena describes its fresh design, “It includes a custom bow front StarMark vanity with an elegant creamy marble top. Polished nickel fixtures and accessories give it a nautical look, but with an upscale feel.” The hardworking team at Kitchen & Bath Details are all master spatial planners so if you’re gutting a room or turning a closet into a bathroom, they can design you a stunning space right from scratch. They welcome any design challenge and will go virtually anywhere creativity calls. They’ve remodeled numerous kitchens and baths for

summer retreats here along the coast only to turn around and design year-round rooms for those same clients in the city. It goes to show just how much their work is admired and respected. Ready for some remodeling? Visit the fabulously talented design team at Kitchen & Bath Details, and you’ll soon come home to a dream come true.
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. 10. going green – a recycled glass countertop, such as ice stone, is a smart way to incorporate “green design” into your kitchen or bath. its versatility in color, tint and finish offers exceptional design options. made of 100% recycled glass in a cement matrix, it diverts hundreds of tons of glass from american landfills every year.

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I21 Seventhhere, as came Street he meeti to t England, B a li as not as a speaker the reasons why been moe frequen meetings of this been because of t on the part of s
Frederick Douglass, one of the most influential writers and orators of the slave abolitionist movement, first lived at this address as a free man and re-invented himself after escaping Southern slavery and reaching the New Twenty-one Seventh Street Bedford end of the famed Underground railroad.
Story by Michael J. Decicco
etween 1840 and 1850 new Bedford was the ultimate destination for hundreds of escaped slaves within this ‘railroad’, a loose network of people and places that slaves knew would assist them with escaping from the south to the free northern states. The city was an attractive final stop on the railroad where the whaling industry needed the labor, it was an active part of an extensive coastal trading system that could stow away escaping slaves. In additon the Quakers who controlled the city's political and economic life were strongly anti-slavery, and the city already had a large population of color. escaped slaves, smuggled north by sympathetic sea captains, would step onto what is now the state pier and enter boarding houses around By MICHAEL J DECICCO the bottom of union Street that LIFE ExCLUSIVE tO COAStAL harbored fugitive slaves or find other sympathetic, safe shelter in the city.

In 1838 a humble, two-story home in downtown New Bedford was the site of an important benchmark in Afro-American history.


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A man's character always takes its hue, more or less, from the form and color of things about him.
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"...the idea of speaking to white people weighed me down. I spoke but a few moments, when I felt a degree of freedom, and I said what I desired with considerable ease. From that time until now, I have been engaged in pleading the cause of my brethren..."
Frederick Douglass Frederick augustus washington Bailey made new Bedford his destination because as a slave in maryland he had worked for his master in the shipbuilding
collector of coal for the wife of the unitarian church's pastor. new Bedford historical Society director lee Blake said the new free man that became douglass that day had a profound impact on the country's attitude toward slavery. douglass's written narratives of his life as a slave and his lectures around the country and europe became important tools in educating the general public about the cruelty of Southern slavery and the humanity of those who were being enslaved. "he affected people's perception of slavery just with the fact that he wrote and spoke so well,” Blake said. The biggest example of this, she said, is douglass's meeting with newly-elected president abraham lincoln. at first, lincoln did not see the slaves of the Southern united States as equals to whites and wanted to send them back to africa when he emancipated them. lincoln's first meeting with the intelligent, articulate douglass seemed to change that and affected the way lincoln wrote the emancipation Proclamation. "most people had no idea about the horrors of slavery. he went on a lecture circuit that took him around the country and to england and France," she said. "he helped people see slaves as human beings."

Frederick Douglass with his second wife Helen Pitts and their neice Eva.

Illustration of Mrs. Auld teaching young Frederick to read.

trade as a caulker. when he was a young slave in Baltimore, his master's wife began teaching him the alphabet. his master stopped the practice because educating a black person was illegal, but Frederick had reached the point of no return. he began educating himself, offering bread to poor street children in exchange for teaching him words. In mid-September of 1838, Frederick Bailey traveled from new york with his new wife anna to newport, RI, where new Bedford Quakers Joseph Ricketson, Sr., and william c. Tabor, took him to downtown new Bedford. his final stop that day, 21 Seventh St., was the home of noted abolitionists and free blacks, nathan and mary "Polly" Johnson. with their help, Bailey reinvented himself into douglass the morning after his first night with them. nathan Johnson, a caterer by trade, was reading "lady of the lake" by Sir walter Scott at the time and over breakfast recommended that Frederick Bailey take the name of the book's hero--douglas. The Johnsons then helped him find his first living wage as a free man--as a


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It was while douglass was a new Bedford resident that he discovered his abilities as an orator, at an anti-slavery convention in nantucket in 1841. he said in one of his life narratives, "... the idea of speaking to white people weighed me down. I spoke but a few moments, when I felt a degree of freedom, and I said what I desired with considerable ease. From that time until now, I have been engaged in pleading the cause of my brethren..." douglass would stay only a few nights at 21 Seventh St., until new Bedford Quakers Taber and Ricketston bought him a home on elm Street. But the Seventh Street building remains the only one of his three new Bedford residences still standing. It was also where the Johnsons reportedly harbored other fugitive slaves. The home is actually two attached wood-frame structures, built at separate times. The two-and-half story gable roof structure that fronts the home was built around 1857. The two-story back rooms were built around 1800. It is this portion of the house where the Johnsons lived and douglass stayed and where other escaped slaves were sheltered. In one instance, five women of color that had belonged to a Georgian plantation owner were educated on a second floor "female classical school." The Johnsons' influence on the antislavery movement didn't stop there. They also owned the building next door, 23 Seventh St., the first meeting house of the Quaker Society of Friends where the city reportedly hosted its first anti-slavery speech in 1828. In 1998, the destiny of 21 Seventh Street came full circle when the new Bedford historical Society purchased the building to save it from demolition. It is now the society's headquarters. Frederick douglass would be very pleased to see that 21 Seventh St. now houses a group whose main mission is preserving the history of people of color and that hosts a yearly reada-thon of his "narrative of the life of Frederick douglass".

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located just across the street from Sippican harbor, this 1.4 acre site includes a half acre of waterfront property and a private dock area right on the inner harbor, perfect for the avid boat enthusiast. do you know any? The current owners, who purchased the home in the early 1980’s, have completely renovated the interior of the house, updating and replacing all the windows, electrical systems, plumbing and more while still managing to keep the history and quaintness of the home totally intact. “They’ve done a lot of work to the home including a number of energy efficiency updates like solar panels on the roof for the hot water and new boilers,” said converse company Realtor margot Kalkanis. “They have also installed a French drain in the basement. everything has been updated.” The expanded living room area, with stunning views of the water just a stone’s throw away from the farmers front porch that sits right outside the living room, contains two back to back fireplaces offering rare wood carvings above them,

one included in an anteroom, a great attachment to the existing living room, but somewhat secluded for those looking for some quiet moments away from people or entertaining. a window seat in the living room, overlooking the porch and harbor, is a perfect spot to curl up on a cool fall day and watch the leaves fall from the dozens of trees that call this property home. “I love the protective way they did the landscaping. It just allows for a ton of privacy,” said Kalkanis. “you look at the aerial shot of the home and you can see it. They may have neighbors, but you won’t see them.” attached to the living room is the slatefloored sun room-currently used more as a green house, which had at one time been part of a wraparound porch that was knocked down to make way for the private sunroom area. The sizeable room is flush with garden fragrances, sunlight from three different directions as well as a number of views of the water and colorful backyard. “Pretty much any room you go into, there’s a beautiful view of the garden, yard

or the harbor,” said Kalkanis. Both the living room-with its high ceilings and the kitchen have radiant heat, she said. The dining room shows off the third of five total fireplaces in the home as well as a leaded glass window that allows ample light from both the north and south sides of the home. “There’s a lot of beautiful, built-in places in the home, a lot of character, a lot of sitting, quiet areas,” said Kalkanis. The kitchen, which shows off a working woodstove, contains a double oven and gas cook top as well as two islands and a separate pantry area with significant preparation space to allow for the creation of a massive family holiday feast. attached to the kitchen is a walk-out stone patio area overlooking the gardens and a separate mudroom. “It’s a perfect house for entertaining,” said Kalkanis. “with the size of the kitchen area, I can see owners spending most of their time in here or the living room entertaining.” The second level contains three

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bedrooms and an office space/ additional bedroom option including the master bedroom that at one time was two huge, separate rooms. “They combined the two rooms into a master bedroom with a sitting room, fireplace and his and her bathrooms,” said Kalkanis. with the master bedroom baths being separate, Kalkanis said work on knocking down the wall in between the two sizeable bathrooms could create a massive singular bathroom with separate sinks and other offerings. The second bedroom, perfect for guest sleepovers, also includes a fireplace and separate bathroom and the third bedroom, also with its own private bedroom and ample closet space has its own history, Kalkanis hinted. “we believe this bedroom, at one time, was the maids bedroom because there’s a door in the hallway that shuts this area out from the rest of the house,” said Kalkanis, “and the staircase goes right down into the kitchen. with its space and high ceilings, this spot could be another master bedroom as well.” The second floor hallways also contain a ton of hidden storage areas and built-in bookcases. The third floor of the home contains another four bedrooms, all with built-in storage areas, bookcases, wall to wall carpeting with hard floor underneath and ample closet space. another prospective guest room area, the biggest of the four third floor bathrooms contains a full bath that also adjoins another bedroom for easier access. with the captivating views from the top of the house, Kalkanis said the current

owners have been using one of the bedrooms as a meditation room. “It’s a great house, a very big house but still very manageable with just two people living here,” said Kalkanis. “It’s the perfect house to entertain in and they certainly have many guests over. The views from any side are breathtaking and they only get better when the leaves fall.” down below, the partial basement includes a wine cellar and all of the electrical units, hot water heater and back up generator are on the first floor level, allowing easy access for repairs and maintenance. outside, the gardens and trees surround the area but allow light to still get through as you sit in the patio area or by the pool reading a good book. although the home is on town water and sewer, a perimeter irrigation system is attached to its own private well system that allows the grass to keep its lush green color. To add to the privacy of the home, a slatebottomed in ground pool and Jacuzzi area in the backyard are completely fenced in for seclusion, and like much of the yard, surrounded by some form of plant life. “This is one of those rare houses that don’t come along all that often, especially in a location like this, and in the village,” said Kalkanis. “many of the homes in marion village are pretty compact but this is a good sized lot, especially for water Street, and combine it with the lot across the street with the water access and water views, it’s probably the best location in town.”

Contact: Converse Company Realty 166 Front Street, Marion, MA (508)748-0200

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NoThiNg goLd CaN STay
by Robert Frost

nature's first green is gold, her hardest hue to hold, her early leaf 's a flower; But only so an hour. Then leaf subsides to leaf. So eden sank to grief, So dawn goes down to day. nothing gold can stay.

PhotogrAPhy by SAM Mooring

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Building a Better Business…

Is Your Frontline RobbingYour Bottom Line?
By ron fortier
:PART TWO - RCA had an advertising slogan in the seventies that promised consumers that “The quality goes in before the name goes on.” That kind of thinking shouldn’t just apply to products. It’s also a very good guide to create the best frontline in town. Attracting, sorting and selecting any member of a highly functional and productive frontline will require time. If time is money; accept the fact that it will require both to get the best frontline members possible. Keeping, rewarding and growing your frontline personnel is just as important. What about the reality of the marketplace you say? It’s not that easy you say? No one ever said it was! Once you find an individual you believe can help you and your organization achieve its goals, you have to verify your selection and approval of the job candidate. Without seeming (I hope) to go overboard, here’s a dose of marketplace reality. What you see may not be what you think you’re going to get. Many businesses are now taking a very careful proactive approach when hiring. Many companies will not officially offer a candidate a position without evidence of legal status or citizenship. They must also pass a UDT (Urinary Drug Test) and a physical based on the riggers of the workplace or job function or both. Once the candidate successfully completes the pre-employment criteria, an offer of employment can then be made based on the favorable nature of their employment, educational, criminal and financial background check. Additional
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scrutiny includes a driving record, worker compensation and professional certification check. Why? When you make an offer of employment, it is assumed you are familiar with all aspects of the individual’s life, experiences and capabilities. As such you will also inherit the new employees past behaviors and problems. Some employers go further into the prospect’s potential and suitability with personality and psychological testing Don’t give up. Keep reading. Now that you’ve found an unblemished potential candidate for employment or sainthood, you need to train them to function within your organization. But before you do, there’s more socially related housekeeping that’s required. So far, depending on the depth of your time and cash investment in finding the best employee for your business, you may have racked up $600 in expenses and it’s not over yet. You need to expose your newly hired employee to additional training in order to comply with state and federal regulations and to assure your insurance carrier that you’re running s tight ship. Drug-free and alcoholfree workplace training, violence in the workplace training, diversity training, and sexual harassment training are just the beginning. Regardless of job function, safety training is also required from a specific, as well as, general standpoint such as the company’s Emergency Action Plan. Welcome to dong business in the twenty-first century. Cut corners? Run under the radar?

Take your chances? The choice is yours. However, if your insurance company isn’t prodding you to comply; a regulatory agency will. Before you sell your business in disgust – stop! Is how you hire and train your frontline that is adding to or taking away from your bottom line? An old computer term seems to apply here – GIGO – Garbage In Garbage Out. What I’ve presented to you may be extreme for some and adequate for others. Monitoring the day-to-day performance of the frontline is one thing. Dealing with worker’s comp claims, drug and alcohol problems and sexual harassment law suits is another bottom line bandit. And another thing to consider, once you’ve attracted, found, hired and trained your frontline member, consider your investment. Your next challenge is to retain them, grow with them and to allow them to rub off on your company. Next time we’ll look into how, as scary as it all seems, it can work with tremendous benefits to the company. Or as Yogi Berra said, “I never blame myself when I'm not hitting. I just blame the bat and if it keeps up, I change bats. After all, if I know it isn't my fault that I'm not hitting, how can I get mad at myself?” I’ll leave you to ponder that until next month…

This is Part 1 of a two part series. Please read Part 2 of Is Your Frontline Robbing your Bottom Line in the next issue of Coastal Life.


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Marketing Is Not a Drain On Your Resources…
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Two Generations & Counting


G. BouRne KnowleS & co

n 1961, G. Bourne Knowles III, “Bourne”, founded the tree and landscape company in South dartmouth serving commercial and residential customers throughout Southeastern massachusetts, the cape, and Rhode Island. “our main focus is developing the customers trust and meeting and exceeding their expectations.” said Bourne Knowles. “It is the long term relationship that we are striving for, not the one time job.” he goes on to say. “In 1968, we purchased a wholesale greenhouse on Route 6 in Fairhaven and moved the business from South dartmouth to the new site. In 1973, we opened a retail garden center and floral shop. we watched it grow and prosper and the business successfully established itself as one of the leaders in the industry. however, in 1994, trends shied away from the mom and pop shops, to the “big box stores”. my family and I decided we could no longer afford to offer the degree of service and expertise to compete. Sadly, we closed the retail and wholesale business to put our total effort into the tree and landscape company that has had continued growth through this period.” quotes Bourne Sr. GB (G. Bourne IV) talks with pride about where the company is today. “I grew up watching the company grow and prosper. I remember learning and helping run machines when I was 10 years old.” GB states. “I went to umass amherst and received my degree in arbor culture. Before returning to join my father, we both felt getting some experience with another tree company would be good. after 3 years working for a large firm in Boston, I returned back to Fairhaven to the family business and haven’t looked back” GB says. For close to fifty years in the tree and landscape industry, the company has worked for many landscape architects throughout the country. many of these have been rated in the top ten of the world. Presently, the company’s services include: tree care and removal, landscape construction, design and maintenance, pest and disease control, lawn care program, irrigation installation, maintenance and masonry such as walls, walkway, and patios, to name a few. each of these services are led by long term employees that are licensed or certified. GB’s son, Bourne V, age 12, is already following in his father’s footsteps. during summer vacation, you will find Bourne V loading trucks in the yard with the loader. “The employees in the office and working on the jobsite will form our future. Their relationship with the customers and their work ethic is what drives our success.” Says Bourne Sr.
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The Southeastern New England Wine Growing Appellation, stretches from Cape Cod and the Islands through the South Coast of Massachusetts and Coastal Rhode Island and Coastal Connecticut. The common thread through this wine region is our close proximity to the Atlantic Ocean and our Southeast facing coastline which captures the warm Gulf Stream waters in the summer and fall. We are a cool grape growing region with most wineries here concentrating on white wines and sparkling wines. The Coastal Wine Trail winds through the heart of the Southeastern New England Wine Growing Appellation. These 8 wineries can be visited in 2 to 3 days.


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OF SOutheASteRn neW englAnd Greenvale vineyards
is located along the beautiful Sakonnet River, has been dedicated to quality wine growing since 1982. owned by the same family since 1863, the vineyard’s 100% estate grown fruit and award-winning wines are nurtured by an idyllic setting, rich history, and commitment to the preservation of open space. See (and taste) for yourself! conveniently located just 6 miles from downtown newport, Greenvale is open year round, hosting tours and tastings daily.
582 Wapping Road, Portsmouth, RI 02871, T: (401) 847-3777 / F: (401) 846-0507 Open Mon-Sat 10am-5pm / Sundays noon-5pm, Tour Info: Public Vineyard Tours Daily at 2pm

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runninG Brook vineyards
is known for their still, dessert, and sparkling wines. located in north dartmouth, massachusetts, Running Brook’s vineyards are also located in westport, massachusetts. The tasting room is located within the winery, making it the perfect setting to enjoy Running Brook’s fine wines.
335 Old Fall River Road, North Dartmouth, MA 02747 T: (508) 985-1998 F: (508) 985-1998 They are open for tasting and tours from 12-5 pm 7 days a week year round, closing only for major holidays. Mon - Sat 10am to 5pm / Sunday Noon to 5pm, Tour Info: Public Winery Tours Daily at 1 and 3pm Groups by appointment.

760 Purchase Street, New Bedford, MA 02740 T: (774) 929-6534 Open Wed-Sun Noon-6pm,. Contact winery for seasonal hours. Also available by appointment. Groups welcomed. Contact us for private event hosting.

truro vineyards oF Cape Cod
now owned and operated by the Roberts Family, welcome visitors and wine lovers from around the world. Their tasting room and gift shop are located in a carefully restored 1830s farmhouse. during the summer, wine tastings are held outdoors under the tent next to the lush vineyards. a little off the beaten path but well worth the visit. located on the outermost tip of cape cod, Truro Vineyards thrives on the regions warm ocean breezes, sandy soil and extended growing season.
11 Shore Road (Route 6A), North Truro, MA 02652 T: (508)487-6200 | F: (508)487-1688 May - Thanksgiving: Monday-Saturday 11am-5pm and Sundays 12pm-5pm.

sakonnet vineyards,
was founded in 1975 and for over 30 years has pioneered the production of fine wines in new england. Their “estate Grown” grapes feature several vinifera varietals including chardonnay, Pinot noir, Gewurztraminer, cabernet Franc, and the unique hybrid Vidal Blanc. Sakonnet also produces speciality wines including Ice wine, Port, and an award winning Sparkling wine. Take a country drive to beautiful little compton and enjoy the pristine grounds, their wonderful film “a year in the Vineyards”, an informative tour, and above all, a tasting of our award winning wines.
162 West Main Road, Little Compton, RI 02837 T: (401) 635-8486 / T: (401) 635-2101 www.sakonnetwine. com Oct 16-Jan 1 and April 1 to Memorial Day (October 16th up to the Memorial Day weekend) 11 am - 5 pm, Tours: Noon & 2 pm through Memorial Day, January through March Closed--Mon, Tues, Wed Open from 11 to 5 w/ tours at 12 and 2--Thur to Sun, Private tours accepted year-round. Call for more details 1-800-919-4637.

lanGworthy Farm winery
located along Scenic Rte. 1a one half mile from the ocean in westerly, open year round. For a relaxing wine tasting, come visit and take some home to enjoy with friends or that special someone. don’t forget wine makes a perfect gift for holidays and special occasions.
308 Shore Rd. (Scenic Rte. 1A) Westerly, R.I 02891 T: (401)322-7791 /Toll Free (888)355-7083 Memorial Day- New Years Eve 12PM-5PM, Wed.-Sun., Jan.2-Memorial Day 12PM-5PM, Fri., Sat. Sun.

westport rivers
is owned and operated by the Russell Family. These 4th generation vintners are best known for their extraordinary sparkling wines and white varietals. Visit their company Store, enjoy a wine tasting, and view the art gallery all situated within a historic 19th century farmhouse. Bring a picnic lunch and enjoy the scenic grounds. on the weekends, tour the vineyard, and enter the winery cellars to learn how the French have been making champagne for centuries. Buy a ticket and return to one of our famous long acre house wine and food events.
417 Hix Bridge Rd., Westport, MA 02790 T: 800 993-9695 ex:2 or T: (508) 636-3423, Open year round Tuesday-Saturday 11am5pm Sunday & Monday 1pm-5pm Tastings daily Public tours weekends at 1pm and 3pm May 1st-We are open 7 days a week for wine tastings and gift shop. MondaySaturday 11-5, Sunday 12-5

newport vineyards
is a family-run winery and 50 acre vineyard is one of the most modern in the east and conveniently located on Rt. 138 just 10 minutes from downtown newport. open year round for tours & tastings, 7 days a week. custom labels for every occasion. Restaurant, gift shop on the premises. Groups welcome.
909 East Main Rd. (Rte. 138), Middletown, RI 02842 T: (401) 848-5161 / F: (401) 848-5162 10 minutes from downtown Newport

travessia winery
is an urban winery located in the heart of downtown new Bedford. Their wines are made with grapes grown exclusively in massachusetts. The winery is open for sales and tastings featuring all of our white and red wines. Travessia winery is integrated into a vibrant community of independently owned businesses including restaurants, gift shops and art galleries.

7th harvest Celebration, The winery will celebrate the 2009 harvest on November 7, 2009. Back by popular demand are an assortment of gourmet specialty foods, all available for purchase directly from these New England sources. The winery will be providing tastes of all its wines, along with Barrel samples from future releases. Admission is complimentary for case club members. All other tickets are $10. The event hours are 11-5 pm. Newport Vineyards 7th long Acre house Wine dinner, Sensational Sparklers Wine Maker's Dinner Winemaker/ Co-Owner Bill Russell hosts this gourmet dinner, featuring the best bubbly Westport has to offer paired with select courses. 5:30pm $85 Westport Rivers 12th harvest festival, 1 to 4. Tractor rides, wine tasting, folk music and food samples. Greenvale Vineyards 28th Westport Rivers holiday Open house Our annual outdoor celebration offers hay rides, live music, wine specials, beer, food and fun for the whole family. 11am-5pm Free Admission. Westport Rivers

5th long Acre house Wine dinner, Sensational Sparklers wine maker's dinner winemaker/ co-owner Bill Russell hosts another gourmet dinner, featuring the best bubbly westport has to offer paired with select courses. 5:30pm $85 westport Rivers 5th holiday extravaganza, Come celebrate the 2009 harvest and the holidays. A fabulous assortment of gourmet specialty foods will be available for sampling and purchase directly from the New England sources. The winery will be providing tastes of all its wines, along with Barrel samples from future releases. Stock up for the holidays! Admission is complimentary for case club members. All other tickets are $10. The event hours are December 5, 11-5 pm. Newport Vineyards 5th - 6th holiday Open house at Sakonnet Vineyards - 11am - 5 pm. Live Music, Cheese Pairings, Decadent Desserts by Gerry Dupont, Holiday Gift Ideas and Toy Drive. Sakonnet Vineyards 12th Warm up for the holidays, 1 to 4. Great holiday jazz with dick lupino, mike renzi and tish adams. Greenvale Vineyards

Pick up The Coastal Wine Trail Passport at any of these wineries. Submit your completed passport to one of the Coastal wineries by December 31st, 2009 and you will be entered to win one of these great prizes: BEAUTIFUL. BLISSFUL. BERMUDA. MAY 7th, 2010 7-Night Bermuda Round-trip from Boston on the Norwegian Spirit Experience a little bit of everything on an unforgettable cruise to King’s Wharf. Submit a passport stamped by 8 wineries THE ULTIMATE WINE TRAIL WEEKEND The winner enjoys a case of coastal wine handselected by the coastal vintners, paired with a two-night weekend getaway in a Cliffside Inn State Room, multi-course gourmet breakfast, and acclaimed afternoon tea – named one of the 20 best in America. Submit a passport stamped by 6 wineries

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cheese &
Story by Michael J. decicco The shop specializes in selling what she calls "artisnal" or small product farmstead cheeses and limited and single vineyard wines. Its cheeses are both imported and domestic. They're shipped from as far away as Spain, France, Italy and england. Its domestic cheeses are shipped from as far as california and colorado to as close as Vermont and Southeastern massachusetts. Its most local vendor is the Great hill dairy in marion, which specializes in gourmet, non-homogenized raw milk blue cheese. The shop's wines also are from around the world, including Italy, France, and South america, and, domestically, from massachusetts' own westport Rivers Vineyard and winery. ms. Talbot said the store opened one year ago in September, sparked by the two friends' interest in good wine and cheese and leo's desire to leave her job in the real estate industry.

he owners of leo's cheese and wine cellar are on a mission to help people in appreciating the fine nuisances of gourmet cheeses and wine. owner melissa Talbot says she and co-owner Sherrie leo want to share what they've learned about what the products they sell are all about. "you get to understand how much effort it takes to produce a good gourmet cheese," she said. "There's a lot to learn about how they're made." She said it especially takes a lot of time and effort to process the type cheeses they sell. The shop is planning special classes to demonstrate to customers what goes into aging and preparing such cheeses for the consumer.


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"we both had a passion for cheese and wine," she said. "So we thought we'd take a shot at going into business." They conducted a lot of research into what their product focus would be before finally settling on small production gourmet cheese and wine. when they researched the right location for their shop, they asked themselves first where did their clients live. They settled on marion because it was an area without any or many shops that paired both wine and cheese together in one store. Sherrie is a native of middleboro, ma. melissa a native of Providence, RI, who is also a Providence firefighter. currently, they are both residents of easton, ma

"lady customers’ jaws drop when they see the price of our cheeses," Talbot said. "we hope to build appreciation for our product by holding classes on how they're made." The shop also features a variety of gourmet items to go along with its cheeses and wines, from olives to frozen appetizers, cured meats, salami, smoked duck and chicken, and pastas and breads. The shop will also create custom cheese platter and even picnic lunches.
Leo's Cheese and Wine Shop is located at 313 Wareham Road, (Route 6) Marion, MA. The telephone number is 508-500-4884, and hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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Culture on
n new Bedford culture is blooming on the cobblestones. The awakening of the arts in the city’s historic district seems to be of historic proportions. The optimism and creative energy of this pretty port town is palpable. “This gallery could be in new york city!” was a comment heard more than once at a recent crowded opening at navio artisans collective, new Bedford’s newest and groundbreaking gallery. The airy space, with its newly restored, original hardwood floors and large windows, is full of light and warm colors—and brims with hand sculpted ceramics, glass, wood and jewelry, as well as photography, paintings and textiles. open since this year’s Summerfest, new Bedford’s annual folk music and arts festival in early July, navio made a splash from the start. co-founders charlie Barmonde and Seth Rainville, both ceramic artists, have brought together an incredible group of seven talented local artists for the collective, and several others whose work is consigned. chris Gustin, John magnan and arthur Rainville, Seth’s father, were among the first artists to join navio’s collective. The remaining members, glassblower david Jusseaume and furniture maker Brian weir, along with Seth and charlie, are emerging artists whose work is of a quality that could complement the established, late-career artists. celebrated ceramic artist chris Gustin’s largescale wood-fired vessels are characterized by an abstract formalism. his work is in collections worldwide, including those of the Fuller museum of craft, the Rhode Island School of design art museum, and the Icheon world ceramic center in Korea. when representatives of the Renwick Gallery, a branch of the Smithsonian american art museum, visited chris’ studio in South dartmouth this past summer, they also stopped by navio. upon seeing the gallery, and the quality of the work exhibited, they decided to include the gallery as a destination on their regional arts and crafts tour this fall. wood sculptor John magnan was one of the pioneering artists to locate his studio in downtown new Bedford more than ten years ago. his nationally touring



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exhibit, "Body Image/Body essence," depicts the various physical and emotional stages of his deceased wife’s journey with ovarian cancer. his meticulous sculptures include the series of books he carved from a single chunk of wood, with each page following the growth rings of the tree from which it was made. Photographer arthur Rainville’s work is widely known for its soft, muted, granular color quality. he has taught portraiture for thirty years and exhibited throughout the united States, South america and europe. nearly everything sold from navio’s first exhibit, featuring paintings and drawings by Ben Shattuck, ceramics by dan molyneux and photography by arthur Rainville. october’s “The
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art of entertaining,” showcases one-of-a-kind place settings, serving utensils and dishes, furniture and textiles–anything to inspire and compose the perfect evening for home entertaining. cultural events, including lectures and demonstrations by manhattan mixologist “The cocktail Guru,” Jonathan Pogash, and chef George Karousas, founder of the International culinary Institute in Fall River, ma, will coincide with the exhibit at navio. charlie and Seth are determined that visitors to new Bedford not only feel moved by their experience at navio but also embrace the charm of the city’s historic district, which is a national historical Park. “we want people to feel inspired by what we have in the gallery as well as what we have as a community downtown,” said charlie. “Great satisfaction comes in owning something handmade,” said Seth. “we want to sell the world’s greatest mug to the saltiest fisherman,” he added, noting pieces in the gallery that range from an $18 handmade lure and a $25 coffee mug to a $10,000 dollar vessel by chris Gustin. “our goal is to offer museum quality work that is accessible to the casual consumer.” charlie and Seth worked hard to renovate the first floor of the 1878 building, home to n.P. hayes hardware for more than a century. The building is owned by annie hayes, and has been in her family since it was built. Seven layers of plywood, linoleum, and tarpaper were stripped away in order to expose the maple and oak floors. cork and epoxy were used to fill holes leftover from the days of pulling cordage up from the

basement by hand. original square-head nails are still in the floor. So are copper nails, hammered into the floor in the form of digits –70, for instance—to denote the length of the building. Because charlie and Seth are working ceramic artists themselves, they empathize with the amount of energy and labor the artists they represent put into their creations. charlie’s functional vessels, often inspired by nautical forms, reflect his experience as a mariner. his bowls and teapots currently exhibited at navio have muted hues while Seth’s “inkware” porcelain vessels are handpainted, each telling a different, poetic story. The Gloria and Sonny Kamm Teapot Foundation has recently purchased two of Seth’s teapots and he has been honored with an invitation to exhibit at SoFa chicago this november. “In a lot of galleries, artists come second,” said Seth, who was curator at Belluomini Gallery in Scottsdale, arizona before returning to new Bedford last year. “at navio, they have to come first.” charlie and Seth met a year ago at umass dartmouth’s Star Store campus, where charlie was studying and Seth was ceramic Studio manager. “I was floored by the quality of work produced by artists in and around new Bedford. It’s staggering,” charlie said. Seth also worked part-time as a curator at artworks!, across the street from navio. he chanced to meet annie hayes, who mentioned the retail space had become available. Seth immediately called charlie and the two met at the Pour Farm, a nearby tavern specializing in microbrews, which they considered their “office.” In the

previous months they had spent many hours brainstorming business ideas at the bar. The two potters shared a dream of a single location fed by members of a collective, where offering the public a broad art experience of the highest quality. They decided to go for it. charlie and Seth are thrilled by the warm welcome – and business success—they’ve received from the community. They fully recognize their significant debt to the visionaries who made aha! (art history architecture), new Bedford’s free, monthly downtown cultural evening, a regional attraction and to downtown new Bedford, Inc. The truly collaborative spirit amongst gallery owners and the dedication to developing and retaining a creative economy has been enormous, they said. approaches and interests are diverse, but artists in new Bedford are all pulling together. other gallery owners agree. “we are definitely a cooperative community that cross-pollinates marketing ideas,” said Kate levin, owner of crowell’s. “we may represent similar mediums, but we have vastly different aesthetics,” she said. “we want to give every person who comes to new Bedford a reason to come back,” said charlie. Navio Artisans Collective is located at 65 William St. New Bedford, MA. 02740 (508) 558-1922

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FALMOUtH - Ocean Point, luxury living by the sea! this end unit has fabulous ocean and pond front views from all rooms and features open living, galley kitchen with solid counter tops, large living room with gas fireplace, cherry hardwood floors, ceiling fans, 2.5 baths, master suite, deck, basement for storage, heated in-ground pool, tennis courts and board walks to a sandy beach. Get your canoe and fishing rod ready. $399,000 508746-8100

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PLyMOUtH - Set in one of Plymouth's most prestigious locations this property offers 2 houses, Elegant 3700sqft 5 BR Greek Revival & Charming 1500 sqft 3 BR guest house w/kitchen & Bath. Excellent flow, butler's pantry, french doors, music parlor, sunroom, breakfast room. Old world charm, period FPS, hardwoods, coffered ceilings & antique details. Recently updated for today’s living,1st floor MBR, finished attic, Mahogany deck, hot tub, landscaped garden. Great in -aw, family compound or B&B. New septic, fresh int/extr paint. $799,900 508-746-8100

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PLYMOUTH - Open & inviting floor plan, 1st floor is all hardwoods floors, fireplaced FR, Formal LR & DR! 2 sets of french doors leading out to large composite deck & a private back yard! MBR suite has more than ample closet space, master bath has jetted tub, his & hers sinks & stand up shower. 3 other BRS are all good sized. Attached 2 car garage, irrigation, central AC, newer windows, roof & electrical! $450,000 508746-8100

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PLyMOUtH - Set in historic Bradford Street area, this beautiful 4 level townhouse includes 2 bedrooms, 2 full baths, gorgeous tile and hardwood floors, marble countertops, separate garage with office available, central vacuum, exceptional quality construction. Just steps to downtown and waterfront areas. Spend your summer listening to concerts on the harbor. $354,900 508-746-8100

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PLyMOUtH - this beautiful 4 bedroom has been lovingly maintained, located on almost an acre and just steps to the private neighborhood beach on Great Herring Pond, a fully recreational pond. Included in this gem is an eat-in kitchen, first floor laundry, central vac, sprinkler system, a finished room in the basement (in home office) and generous sized bedrooms. With peek-a-boo views and a short walk to a great recreational area, this home has a lot to offer, just awaiting it's next owner! $344,900 508-746-8100

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PLyMOUtH - Gorgeous, spacious Chiltonville home ready for the large or extended family. Perfect for someone that likes to entertain w/ flowing open floor plan & new state of the art kitchen! Enjoy Thanksgiving in the formal DR or Christmas in the fireplaced great room! Beautiful cathedral sunroom opens on to an oversized deck, overlooking the private wooded backyard and bountiful gardens. Truly a home to enjoy for years! $659,900 508-746-8100

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EXHIBITION AT MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS, BOSTON, UNLOCKS THE SECRETS OF TOMB 10A: EGYPT 2000 BC Four-thousand-year-old Painted „Bersha Coffin,' Collection of Models, and Mummified Head among Middle Kingdom Treasures on View Together for First Time
October 18 through May 16, 2010
They survived two fires, the onslaught of robbers, and the effects of four thousand years underground. Now, these masterworks from an Egyptian tomb of the Middle Kingdom (2040–1640 BC) are on view together for the first time in a special exhibition at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA), beginning October 18, 2009. The Secrets of Tomb 10A: Egypt 2000 BC showcases funerary objects discovered in Deir el-Bersha, a necropolis in central Egypt, by the joint Harvard University Museum of Fine Arts Expedition in 1915. This find represents the largest Middle Kingdom burial assemblage ever discovered and sheds light on the grand lifestyle enjoyed by local governor and priest Djehutynakht and his wife, Lady Djehutynakht, for whom the tomb was built. Objects range from the famous “Bersha coffin”—a masterpiece of Egyptian painting—to the mummified head of either the governor or his wife. Also included are hundreds of items deemed necessary for a comfortable afterlife in ancient Egypt. The conservation and reconstruction of many of the items—damaged by grave robbers in antiquity— have taken almost a century to complete. For the first time since they were placed in the tomb, the assemblage is displayed in its entirety, and will be on view through May 16, 2010. Featured are more than 250 objects, many of which have never before been on view. These include four beautifully painted coffins, cult objects, vessels for food and drink, furniture, jewelry, walking sticks, and sealed beer jars (one of which will be opened and examined during the run of the exhibition). The exhibition also showcases the largest known collection of wooden models from the Middle Kingdom representing, in miniature form, a range of activities and items that would have been found on the couple’s estate. Objects in the gallery highlight the historical significance of the Middle Kingdom, a period when the relationship between the pharaoh and his provincial governors characterized the politics of the day. Other key themes of the exhibition include an exploration of the nature and meaning of the grave goods discovered in the Djehutynakhts’ tomb, the evolving interest in the Deir el-Bersha tombs over the course of almost two centuries, and a comparative look at other funerary practices of Dynasties 12 and 13 (1991–1642 BC). Also on view is a section devoted to the expedition that unearthed the treasures of Tomb 10A and more recent discoveries made at Deir el-Bersha.

Top Row: Front side panel of outer coffin of Djehutynakht Middlle Row: Procession of model boats Bottom Row: Statue of Lady Sennuwy detail of Front side panel of outer coffin of Djehutynakht Mummy mask

The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA), is open seven days a week, the MFA’s hours are Saturday through Tuesday, 10 a.m. – 4:45 p.m.; Wednesday through Friday, 10 a.m. – 9:45 p.m. General admission (which includes two visits in a 10-day period) is $17 for adults and $15 for seniors and students age 18 and older. Admission for students who are University Members is free, as is admission for children 17 years of age and younger during nonschool hours. Visit the MFA website at or call 617.267.9300.

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VAléRiE BElin: MAdE UP
October 17, 2009 through January 18, 2010

This October, the Peabody Essex Museum presents French photographer Valérie Belin’s first one‐person show in the United States. Belin is an artist as famous for the unsettling qualities of her floor‐to‐ceiling photographs as she is for her provocative subjects. Among Belin’s most recent shows was a joint exhibition with Édouard Manet at the legendary Musée d’Orsay in Paris. Her 2007 mid‐career retrospective was received with enormous popular and critical praise across Europe — she is rapidly becoming a leader in the world of photography. Well‐ recognized in the past for her portrait series of Michael Jackson impersonators, body builders, lapdogs and showgirls, Belin delves deep into a subject of fascination compelling viewers to probe the sublime quality of even the most familiar things. Valérie Belin: Made Up presents 20 exquisitely‐printed, larger‐than‐life images exploring a photographer’s ability to manipulate perception of artificiality and reality. From shimmering black and white portraits of mannequins and models, ballroom dancers and bags of chips, to richly‐ colored and unexpected still lifes, all have their place in Belin’s studio and in PEM’s galleries. Referencing French philosophical

is a portrait still a portrait if the sitter is not real?

Ballroom Dancers, 2008, Valérie Belin, Silk screen print, 6 panel image, 4 panels at 127 x 152 cm, 2 panels at 126 x 152 cm, © Valérie Belin.

Untitled, 2007, Valérie Belin, Pigment print, 157 x 125 cm, © Valérie Belin.

Peabody Essex Museum, East India Square, 161 Essex Street, Salem, MA 01970-3783 USA Phone: 978-745-9500, 866-745-1876 For the Hearing Impaired: 978-740-3649 Program Reservations: ext. 3011 Open Tuesday-Sunday and holiday Mondays, 10 am-5 pm. Museum Admission: Adults $15, Seniors $13, Students $11 Youth (16 and under) and Salem, Mass. residents admitted free. Members admitted free to all sites.

traditions, Belin continually challenges her viewers to consider what is real, what is artificial — and whether knowing the difference matters after all. Belin’s international stature, impeccable technique and playful subject matter are well‐ suited to PEM’s ambitions for its new program of fine arts photography under the stewardship

of curator, Phillip Prodger. “I want to help the museum come alive for people who love photography. With this new program, we will feature some of the most exciting work being done internationally, and which can be seen nowhere else in the country,” said Prodger.

new Bedford Art MuseuM
“Disparate Dialogue: A Roger Kizik Retrospective” and "Kim Witham: Trancendence"
October 3, 2009 - January 17, 2010
Well-known along the Southcoast and throughout New England, Dartmouth painter Roger Kizik approaches painting as though it was an adventure. His often large-scale paintings, whether representational or abstract, are full of colorful joie de vivre, forceful yet whimsical determination, and a high-pitched energy that combine to sweep the viewer into an enthusiastically inclusive and cooperative art experience. NBAM is pleased to present this retrospective exhibition of an artist most worthy of a look back over his life’s career, with examples of all phases of his work in several media. As Roger’s attitude to his work appears celebratory, so NBAM offers this show in the same spirit - a celebration of Kizik’s passion and commitment to art. Now a resident of New Jersey, Kim Witham’s work caught curator Boyce’s attention while she was pursuing her MFA in photography at the UMass Dartmouth Star Store campus. Following her progress since earning her degree, Witham’s “transcendence” is an exquisite series of color photographs inspired by Victorian post mortem images taken of animal victims

Roger Kizik “Metonic” 2008 acrylic and ink on canvas 96” X 84”

Kim Witham "Trancendence"

NBAM hours: Wednesday - Sunday, noon until 5 pm AHA! Nights, second Thursdays, free from 5-9 pm. Free. Admission: Adults $3, Senior Citizens & Students $2, Children under 17, FREE.. NBAM is handicapped accessible. Visitor discretion is advised when visiting NBAM. Children must be accompanied by their adult caregiver. No cell phone use. No photography. No food or drink in the Museum.

of early and accidental death. Carefully posed and photographed for posterity, the subjects live on like memories within their images. Speaking about her work, Witham has said: “As I photographed these animals and birds, I began to notice intricacies of which I was never aware. The creatures in these photographs are so common in suburbia that they often go unnoticed; they are considered neither beautiful nor precious.” In death, and through Witham’s extraordinary vision, these creatures romp and soar like dancers on a mythical astral plane.

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America's Hometown Thanksgiving Celebration-The Free Friday Patriotic Concert at Memorial Hall on Court St features

USAF Tops in Blue, and Rob Surette, a Portrait Artist who propels paint on gigantic canvases to reveal amazing portraits. The Parade begins at Holmes Field in N. Plymouth and continues along Court St., Main St. and Water St. On the Plymouth Waterfront after the parade, visit the heated Crafter's Pavilions & the New England Food Festival to sample chowders, soups, desserts & more & vote on your favorites! Later on Saturday enjoy the Drum & Bugle Corp Reunion Concert at Memorial Hall. For more info call 508.746.1818 or visit Fri.7pm-Concert; Sat.11am-Parade; Sat-Sun. 11am-Crafters. Sat.12pm-New England Food Festival; Sat.6:30pm-Concert

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Sam Adams Beer & Cabot Cheese Pairing - Sample the latest lagers and seasonal brews from Sam Adams brewery perfect paired with the New England favorite cheeses from Cabot Cheese. At the pub at the Hotel Viking Address: 1 Bellevue Avenue, Newport, RI 02840 Phone: 401-848-4813 Presentation by Bruice Levine, "The Racquet Man" - Learn about everything you've ever wondered and fun facts that you may have never even considered about the evolution of the tennis racquet in this lively discussion. International Tennis Hall of Fame & Museum Address: 194 Bellevue Avenue, Newport, RI 02840 Phone: 401-324-6033

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November 6

Pilgrim Hall Museum - "Our National Thanksgiving" - Meet Sarah Josepha Hale, the Victorian lady who started the 30 year campaign to make Thanksgiving a national holiday. Expect a cameo appearance by Abraham Lincoln himself, who is celebrating the 200th anniversary of his birthday. Open to the public with no charge. Call 508-746-1620 for more information. Pilgrim Hall Museum. 75 Court St., Plymouth, MA 7pm www.

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The Original Wedding Expo - Plan the perfect wedding and honeymoon with help from 100 of the area's finest bridal merchants. Taste the cake, sample the food, listen to the music all at The Original Wedding Expo. 11:00 am to 3:30 pm. both days Location: Twin River Event Center Phone: (888) 774-3976 Admission: $12:00 per-person each day ST. ANTHONY OF PADUA CHURCH: “HOLIDAY BAZAAR” - Annual holiday celebration is once again here to enjoy! Featuring delicious full course meals, fresh baked goods, raffles, various arts & crafts, penny sale, Chinese Auction, jewelry and books. Bring

Winterfest Beer Expo - Featuring live music, hors d'oeuvres, over 200 beers! All proceeds to benefit Hull Nantasket Scholarship Fund & Wellspring Food Pantry. Raffle ticket proceeds
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the family and take pleasure in this traditional holiday affair. Location : 1359 Acushnet Ave. New Bedford, MA 02745 Time : Sat. 9AM – 6PM; Sun. 9AM – 5PM Admission : Free

FRIDAY evenings throughout the Season. Times: 6:30 p.m. Location: 667 Waterman Avenue, East Providence, RI 02914 Phone: 401.248.7000

November 11 - November 30

Victorian Christmas Tours - Celebrate Victorian Christmas traditions with the Beechwood Theatre Company. You will meet Astor family members and servants as you tour the beautifully decorated home. After touring, join the family in the elegant ballroom for wonderful singing and holiday fun. Call or visit website for tour times. November 11 - December 30, 2009. Astor's Beechwood Mansion. Address: 580 Bellevue Avenue, Newport, RI 02840 Phone: 401-846-3772 Fax: 401-849-6998

Of Mice and Men Zeiterion Theatre - John Steinbeck's tale of the powerful friendship between two migrant ranch workers, George and Lennie, and their quest for the American dream. This timeless American masterpiece illuminates the power of a dream and its ability to connect people providing hope for a brighter future. But as all too often happens, "the best laid schemes o' mice and men" go awry in this powerful production. Performed by the renowned Barter Theatre.

November 20

Culinary Pairing! Candleworks Restaurant. 72 N Water St. New Bedford, MA 02740-6264 (508) 997-1294 Receive a 20% discount on your meal when you show your ticket at the restaurant, the night of the show. Tree Lighting Ceremony at Colony Place - Featuring a Christmas waltz performance courtesy of Fred Astaire Dance Studio, a young dancers holiday extravaganza courtesy of Center Stage Dance Academy, authentic Victorian holiday carolers dressed in traditional costume and the official tree lighting itself. 6pm Colony Place. 174 Colony Place, Plymouth, MA 508-746-7663

November 13

Holiday Lantern Tour - Celebrate the authentic history of winter holiday transitions on a lantern-lit stroll through Newport’s streets and visit the first floor of the Wanton-LymanHazard House. Reservations are necessary as space is very limited. The Museum & Shop at Brick Market. Address: 127 Thames Street, Newport, RI 02840 Phone: 401-841-8770 5pm.

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Christmas Festival of Lights - Visit the largest light display in New England with over 7 million lights throughout the park, a 2-mile train ride, animated holiday displays, an indoor play area and visits with Santa. 4-9pm Fridays; 2-9pm Saturdays & Sundays Edaville USA 5 Pine Street, Carver, MA 508-866-8190 www.

Fall Beer Festival - Live music, food and Unlimited beer sampling.This is the largest international Beer Fest on the East Coast. Times: First Session 1:00pm-4:30pm and Second Session 6:30pm-10:00pm. Location: RI Convention Center 1 Sabin St. Providence RI 02903 Phone: 401.272.0980 Admission: $36.00 per person

November 14

November 15

26th Annual Taste of Newport - 5:30pm10pm. Caterers, restaurants, bakeries and chefs showcase their culinary talents. Silent auction and raffle. Dinner and auction benefits Child and Family Services. Hyatt Regency Newport Hotel & Spa Address: 1 Goat Island, Newport, RI 02840 Phone: 401-849-2300

RI Philharmonic Rush Hour - A Rush Hour concert is the place for you! Join hundreds of other music lovers who enjoy these short, classical, informal and informative concerts on 4 early
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but keep in mind, dining reservations fill up quickly! Dining tickets include museum admission. 9am-5pm Plimoth Plantation 137 Warren Ave., Plymouth, MA

November 29

November 28

Gingerbread House Decorating - Bring your kids to The Artisan Kitchen, 265 Walnut Plain Road, Rochester, Massachusetts for festive fun & leave the mess here! Join our inspired staff of certified teachers & baking professionals for an afternoon of gingerbread house fun for children 6 years or older. Your reserved appointment includes: (1) handmade pre-assembled gingerbread house, all the candy you can use, icing & and a take-home box to carry your sweet gingerbread house in. Please call to reserve your one hour block of time, booking on the hour. Children must be at least 6 years old & accompanied by an adult. Please Call To Reserve Your Spot @ 508-763-4905. $35 per child. 6 Children Maximum Per Time Slot. Please Call Early. Times available: 10:00am, 11:30am, 1:00pm, or 2:30pm America's Hometown Thanksgiving Celebration - The Free Friday Patriotic Concert at Memorial Hall on Court St features USAF Tops in Blue, and Rob Surette, a Portrait Artist who propels paint on gigantic canvases to reveal amazing portraits.The Parade begins at Holmes Field in N. Plymouth and continues along Court St., Main St. and Water St. On the Plymouth Waterfront after the parade, visit the heated Crafter's Pavilions & the New England Food Festival to sample chowders, soups, desserts & more & vote on your favorites! Later on Saturday enjoy the Drum & Bugle Corp Reunion Concert at Memorial Hall. For more info call 508.746.1818 or visit Fri.7pm- Concert; Sat.11 am- Parade; Sat-Sun. 11am- Crafters. Sat.12 pm New England Food Festival; Sat.6:30 pm - Concert

Victorian Christmas Concert - Join the Beechwood Theatre Company for an evening of breathtaking Christmas music in the Beechwood ballroom. Sponsored by the Beechwood Foundation. Astor's Beechwood Mansion. Address: 580 Bellevue Avenue, Newport, RI 02840 Phone: 401-846-3772 6pm.

Christmas at the Newport Mansions - Make lifelong memories with a visit to the Newport Mansions during the holiday season. The glitter of gold and the sparkle of silver will dazzle, as you tour The Breakers,The Elms and Marble House, decorated with period-style ornaments, trees, and evergreens. All three houses are open daily for tours November 20, 2009 - January 3, 2010.The Breakers, The Elms and Marble House. Phone: 401-847-1000

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November 20-22

Elms and Marble House, decorated with period-style ornaments, trees, and evergreens.All three houses are open daily for tours November 20, 2009 - January 3, 2010. The Breakers, The Elms and Marble House Phone: 401-847-1000

November 22

Santa's Arrival at Colony Place - Free hayrides with Santa on his horse-drawn carriage; live caroling by traditionalVictorian Carollers (no “formal” posed photos with Santa today, but feel free to take casual photos on the hay ride). 12-3pm Colony Place. 174 Colony Place, Plymouth, MA 508-746-7663 www.

Santa’s Arrival & Holiday Parade - See Santa arrive in grand style, then take part in a festive holiday parade, see the animals receive some “gifts” of their own and enjoy a number of other activities that’ll get the whole family glowing with holiday cheer.Activities are free with regular Zoo admission. Toy donations and coat donations for those in need will be accepted.Visit for details, or call 401-785-3510. Times: 11am-3pm Location: Roger Williams Park Zoo 1000 Elmodd Ave. Providence, RI

Art Garfunkel's Holiday Show - Blessed with what the New York Times described as a "beautiful countertenor," singer ART GARFUNKEL has made an indelible mark on the music world as both a solo artist and half of the unrivaled Simon & Garfunkel. Join us for an evening of beautiful classics, combined with a selection of holiday favorites! Times: Doors at 7pm, Show at 8pm Location: Twin River Event Center,Twin River Casino, Lincoln, RI Phone: 401-7233200 Admission: $32.50+

December 4

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November 28 & 29

Christmas at the Newport Mansions - Make lifelong memories with a visit to the Newport Mansions during the holiday season.The glitter of gold and the sparkle of silver will dazzle, as you tour The Breakers,The

November 20 - 30

Thanksgiving at Plimoth Plantation - Be among the thousands who make the annual pilgrimage to the museum to share in the holiday spirit. Visitors will explore the museum's multiple sites, including the Wampanoag Homesite, the English Village, the Crafts Center and Mayflower II. In addition, a variety of Thanksgiving Dinners are offered to suit your budget and individual holiday needs,

November 26

Enchanted Storybook Village Featuring over 40 holiday trees, all decorated like different storybook characters! Each weekend a different authentic storybook character will “come to life” to read to the kids and take a ride with them on the “Holly Trolley”. Santa will also be inside the Village taking FREE photos with the children! Weekends through December 20. 11am-3pm Colony Place 174 Colony Place, Plymouth, MA 508-746-7663

UMASS Dartmouth Star Store Holiday Art and Craft Sale - The students at the College of Visual and Performing Arts of UMASS Dartmouth will have artwork for sale on December 3, 4 & 5 from 10:00am-6:00pm at the Star Store campus at 715 Purchase Street, New Bedford, MA. The work will include pottery, sculpture, painting, prints, textiles, jewelry and paper from both undergraduate and graduate art students and UMASS alumni. December 04th, 2009 Location: UMASS Dartmouth CVPA Star Store. 715 Purchase Street New Bedford, MA USA 02740

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South Shore Polar Express - As the train heads out from the Kingston MBTA commuter rail station to the “North Pole” Chris Van Allsburg’s story,The Polar Express, is read while passengers enjoy special treats.Tickets are $20, cash and money orders only, and may be purchased at the Independence Mall in Kingston, Wednesdays & Saturdays, 10am-9pm. For details, call 508-746-2105, ext. 300. 11:45am, 1:30pm, 4pm, 7:10pm

older. Your reserved appointment includes: (1) handmade pre-assembled gingerbread house, all the candy you can use, icing & and a take-home box to carry your sweet gingerbread house in. Please call to reserve your one hour block of time, booking on the hour. Children must be at least 6 years old & accompanied by an adult. Please Call To Reserve Your Spot @ 508-763-4905. $35 per child. 6 Children Maximum Per Time Slot. Please Call Early. Times available: 10:00am, 11:30am, 1:00pm, or 2:30pm

Santa's Workshop - An afternoon of crafts, carousel, and mini-train rides for the youngsters and a special visit with Santa Claus. $7 per child admission includes above activities, a goodie bag, cookie, and juice.Admission limited to 300 children. No advance ticket sales.A "Christmas in Newport" Event. Easton's Beach Rotunda & carousel.Address: 175 Memorial Boulevard, Newport, RI 02840 Phone: 401-845-5800

The Artisan Kitchen Workshops - Offering baking and decorating seminars. All classes include supplies and attendees will take home their

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culinary creations to share with family and friends. Take one class or sign up for all three and receive a special discount when paid in full. Maximum of 6 individuals per session and you must be 16 years or older, please. We reserve the right to cancel or combine classes with less than 3 attendees. Cookies 101: January 24, 12-3pm, February 9, 6pm-9pm. Basic Cup Cake Decorating: January 10, noon-3pm or February 23, 6-9 pm. Basic Buttercream Cake Decorating: January 12, 6-9pm or March 7, noon-3pm. Each three hour class is $80 per person. Sign up for all three and receive a $40 discount. Contact Meredith Ciaburri at 508.763.4905 or
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December 5 - 12

Annual Holiday Harbor Lights Illuminated Boat Parade - 6:30 p.m. Sail into the most wonderful time of the year at the 12th Annual Holiday Harbor Lights Illuminated Boat Parade, a dazzling display of nautical holiday spirit along the Newport Harbor waterfront! The parade will feature variety of water craft from Narragansett Bay including leisure boats of all sizes, commercial fishing boats, tug boats, and Coast Guard and Navy vessels. Address: Newport Harbor, Newport, RI 02840 Phone: 401-845-9123

Gallery proudly presents two brilliant events!

Downtown Holiday Stroll - New BedfordSanta and Mrs. Claus arrive at noon on Saturday and set up shop in the Historic District ready to meet their young admirers. A parade and tree lighting ceremony top off the day on Saturday. On both Saturday and Sunday more than 30 shops, galleries, museums and restaurants will provide special sales, unique gifts as well as entertainment. 12:00 PM - 07:00 PM Phone: 508-990-2777 Email:

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Saturday, November 7th 6:30-10:30 pm

December 11 - 13

The Nutcracker: Festival Ballet Providence - Experience the magic again and again. Times: December 11, 7:30 p.m.; December 12, 2:00 and 7:00 p.m.; December 13, 1:00 and 6:30 p.m. Location: Providence Performing Arts Center, 220 Weybosset Street, Providence RI Phone: 401-353-1129 Admission: Varies, see website for details/purchasing information.

December 13

Gingerbread House Decorating - Bring your kids to The Artisan Kitchen, 265 Walnut Plain Road, Rochester, Massachusetts for festive fun & leave the mess here! Join our inspired staff of certified teachers & baking professionals for an afternoon of gingerbread house fun for children 6 years or


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