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Montshire Auction 2013 Catalog Friday, May 3, 2013 6:00 p.m.

Montshire Museum of Science One Montshire Road Norwich • VT • 05055 802-649-2200

A Message from the Executive Director Welcome to the Montshire Museum’s 2013 benefit auction! Every year, I find it heartening that our community comes together with such enthusiasm to celebrate and support science education. This event is always a wonderful opportunity to gather and socialize with friends and neighbors who share a commitment to the Museum’s mission. Everyone involved in this effort deserves our sincere thanks. Volunteers, sponsors, donors and YOU are all part of making this event a success. As a guest, you play a critically important role. Every bid you make helps ensure that the Montshire is here for you, your family, and your friends and neighbors. Every dollar raised helps Montshire serve the community with rich educational opportunities. I hope you will discover some wonderful treasures to bring home and take pleasure in supporting the Museum at the same time. Thank you for being part of this important event.

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Auction Sponsors Many thanks to our generous Auction Sponsors! Primary Sponsor:

Fund a Need Sponsor:

Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC

Leadership Sponsors:

Gallagher, Flynn & Company, LLP White Mountains Insurance Group

Partner Sponsors:

The BaySon Company Centurion Insurance Group King Arthur Flour Company Ledyard National Bank

Sustaining Sponsors:

Allan’s Vending Service Chippers, Inc. Coldwell Banker Redpath & Co. Computac, Inc. Estes & Gallup, Inc. Four Seasons Sotheby’s Intl. Realty G.R. Porter & Sons, Inc. Granite Value Capital, LLC Mascoma Savings Bank Occum Marin, LLC Otto and Associates, Inc. Peraza Dermatology Group Picaboo Corporation Resource Systems Group, Inc. The Richards Group Schiffman, Dattilio & Liepmann, P.C. Simple Energy Smith & Vansant Architects Stebbins Bradley, PA Summit Wealth Group Tyler, Simms & St. Sauveur, P.C.




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Catalog Contents Page 5

Auction Sponsors


Auction Volunteers


Auction Bidding: How it Works


Auction Guidelines


Auction Night Schedule and Silent Auction Raffle


About the Silent Auction Categories


Silent Auction Items


Sports & Fitness


Fashion & Beauty


Home & Garden


Unique Experiences




Dining Out




Visual Art


Fund a Need


Live Auction Items


Auction Night Menu


Auction Donors


Sponsor Ads


Auction Volunteers The Montshire gratefully acknowledges the following volunteers who donated their time, vision, creativity, and hard work throughout the past year to make the auction a success. Auction Co-Chairs Karen DuBois Mariruth Galbraith Auction Steering Committee Mimi Lichtenstein, Catering Emily Anderson, Acquisitions Stephanie McCaull Deb Ashton, Catering Sarah Miles, Acquisitions Jennifer Brown, Sponsorships Adrienne Peraza, Decorations Keri Craft, Sponsorships Alicia Przydzielski, Catering Gina des Cognets, Sponsorships Megan Rudy, Decorations Justine Fahey, Reservations Maribel Souther, Catering Carole Lang, Decorations

Vic Baughman Kimberli Bouchard Beth DeSimone Ana Edson Christine Foley Jen Greene Kim Higgins Kate Hilton Amy Hochreiter

Deb Hoffer Megan Kirkpatrick Lindsay Koenig Karen Marks Alix Norris Katie Roach Jona Roberts Suzie Rubin Terry Samwick

Katie Scanlon Mary Schiavoni Chris Scott Janet Simmons Julie Thom Genevieve Verlaak Mila Wainwright

Special thanks to our Live Auction team: William G. Smith, Auctioneer, accompanied by Carol Dunne And all auction-night volunteers!


Auction Bidding: How it Works The Silent Auction will be held in the Porter Community Room from 6:00 to 8:15 p.m., and then concluding in the main gallery at approximately 9:30. 

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The Silent Auction is divided into four sections. All sections open at 6:00 p.m., though closing times vary: 7:45, 8:00, and 8:15; the final section will close 15 minutes after the Live Auction ends. The closing time for each item is listed at the top of the catalog page on which it is described. To bid on an item, write your bidder number (provided upon your arrival) next to one of the preprinted dollar amounts on the bid sheet. You do not have to bid sequentially; feel free to skip ahead. Many items have a “Guaranteed Purchase” price at the bottom of the bid sheet. If you bid at this level, you win the item—no one can outbid you! The highest—or winning—bidder is determined at the close of each item’s section. You may check your status after closing by consulting the duplicate bid sheet left in place. If you wish to leave before the conclusion of the auction, the Cashier’s Desk will be ready for early checkout by approximately 8:45 p.m. Early checkout is only available if your winning bids are in the first three sections of the Silent Auction. You may pay by check, cash, Visa, MasterCard, American Express or Discover. The Live Auction will begin at 8:30 p.m. in the main gallery. To place a bid, raise your bidder card when the auctioneer calls the amount you wish to bid. If you are the highest (winning) bidder, keep your card raised until your number has been called and recorded.


Auction Guidelines The following guidelines are in place to help ensure that this event is enjoyable for guests, a positive experience for donors, and a successful fundraiser for the Museum. •

All auction sales are final and “as is”; there are no exchanges or refunds. Before bidding, please carefully note any restrictions or limitations, indicated or implied. Donors typically estimate the value of each item. Services must be used within one year of the auction date, unless otherwise specified. Please arrange deliveries and appointments directly with the donor if not otherwise noted. All private home, resort, or vacation offerings are intended for adults and their families, if allowed. Adults must accompany minors. These items are not transferable, except by permission of the donor. You will be responsible for any damages incurred. Winning bidders of getaways are responsible for making their own travel arrangements. We cannot guarantee that multiple opportunities will be available at the same time. If you break an item during the auction, you will be financially responsible for the item’s value or the current bid level, whichever is higher. In general, your purchase is a confidential transaction with the Montshire Museum. However, in some cases, your name and contact information must be provided to a donor in order for you to redeem your item or service. All items must be paid for in full and removed by 11 p.m. on auction night, unless you have made other arrangements with Museum staff. You may pay by check, cash, Visa, MasterCard, American Express or Discover at the Cashier’s Desk.


Auction Night Schedule 6 p.m.

Silent Auction begins in the Porter Community Room Enjoy delicious hors dâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;oeuvres by Christophe Chef Services, two complimentary drinks, and a cash bar, served by Maple Street Catering.

7:45 p.m.

Bidding closes on: Sports & Fitness Fashion & Beauty

8:00 p.m.

Bidding closes on: Home & Garden Unique Experiences Getaways

8:15 p.m.

Bidding closes on: Dining Out Entertaining

8:30 p.m.

Live Auction Enjoy coffee, tea, and delectable truffles by My Brigadiero.

Silent Auction continues The last closing of the Silent Auction will occur in the main gallery, 15 minutes after the Live Auction ends. Visual Art Fund a Need

Silent Auction Raffle Three special raffle prizes have been selected from among the Silent Auction items. One of these items could be yours for a fraction of the value! Raffle entries are $50 each. If your entry is drawn on Thursday, May 2, the item you have selected will be taken out of the Silent Auction and set aside for you! Purchase online or through the mail by noon on Thursday, May 2. 11

About the Silent Auction Categories Here are a few tips to help you find what you’re looking for: Look for this logo throughout the Auction Catalog. Packages labeled “Group Item” are perfect for bidding on with groups of friends. They include parties, dining, and unique experiences. Sports & Fitness (closing 7:45 p.m.) Opportunities for both adults and children. Includes tennis, skiing, crew and sailing lessons; yoga; ice time; fly fishing; golf; sports equipment and more. Fashion & Beauty (closing 7:45 p.m.) Spa services like massage and manicures; clothing; accessories; and jewelry. Home & Garden (closing 8:00 p.m.) Furniture, home accessories, gardening supplies, interior design, and more. Unique Experiences (closing 8:00 p.m.) Sporting events, entertainment, special classes, professional services, and once-in-a-lifetime opportunities. Getaways (closing 8:00 p.m.) Travel near and far. Dining Out (closing 8:15 p.m.) Gift certificates for dozens of local restaurants. Look for more dining opportunities during the Live Auction’s “Restaurant Row.” Entertaining (closing 8:15 p.m.) Food, wine, and accessories for your table, as well as catering and music—everything you need for gracious entertaining in your home! Visual Art (closing 15 minutes after the Live Auction ends) Drawings, paintings, illustrations and ceramics. Fund a Need (closing 15 minutes after the Live Auction ends) Opportunities to help Montshire serve specific community needs.


Silent Auction Community Room: 6 to 8:15 p.m.

Main Gallery: 6 p.m. to 15 minutes after Live Auction ends

Sports & Fitness Fashion & Beauty Section closes at 7:45 p.m.

Sports & Fitness 401 Sweat and Spa with Friends from River Valley Club, Lebanon, NH

Group Item

Enjoy a complete day of health with three friends at the Upper Valley's premier Health Spa, Fitness and Tennis club. Your day will include all of the following (or a subset if you choose): an hour of instruction with Tennis Pro Josh Holt, an hour of Pilates personalized training/ introduction to the Reformers with Movement Specialist Emily Anderson, and an hour of circuit training with Personal Trainer Marco Day. These fun workouts will be followed by treatments at The Spa at RVC, an Aveda Concept Spa, including pedicures/facials and massages. Wine and champagne will be served during the spa portion of the day, and you’ll have access to all of RVC's amenities throughout the day including the saunas, steamrooms, pools and hot tubs. Subject to trainer/pro/therapist availability, so book in advance for best coordination of your day of health! Value: $825

402 Stateline Sports Shopping Spree from Stateline Sports, LLC, West Lebanon, NH What’s your passion? No matter what sport you play, Stateline Sports has got you covered with quality sporting goods, great prices, and knowledgeable service. They specialize in athletic footwear, ice hockey, lacrosse, baseball, softball, soccer, field hockey, basketball, football, and other team sports gear for the individual. They also have an extensive swim department and a separate space catering to the specific needs of active women. In addition to sports equipment, you’ll enjoy browsing a great selection of footwear, fitness apparel, swimsuits, and more. Hockey parents take note: Stateline Sports has a Sanisport equipment cleaning machine—bring your kid’s hockey pads in for a thorough cleaning before next season. Use this generous gift certificate yourself, or bring the whole family. (In-stock merchandise only. Expires 12/31/2013.) Value: $100


Sports & Fitness 403 Smuggler’s Notch Bash Badge from Smuggler’s Notch, Smuggler’s Notch, VT This 2013/2014 Smuggler’s Notch Bash Badge allows you to pay just $25 per day for your lift ticket. (Lift tickets for the 2012/2013 season are $66/day). Any age, any day, all three mountains, all season long! PLUS, pay just $15 per day for a half-day, afternoon lift ticket! The Bash Badge also includes discounts on equipment rentals, group lessons, cross-country trail fees, and more! Value: $135

404 XC Ski Lessons from Tim Caldwell, Lebanon, NH Former Olympic cross-country skier Tim Caldwell stands ready to provide you with two hours of cross-country ski lessons. Tim learned to ski before age two and raced for the Putney School Team for four years before competing in four Olympics—1972, 1976, 1980, and 1984—and three World Championships on the Nordic team. A winner of at least one national title in each distance, Tim continues to race competitively in the Masters racing program while practicing law in Lebanon. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced skier, you’re sure to learn techniques that will add to your enjoyment of this great winter activity. Value: $250

405 Ice Time! from Hanover Improvement Society, Hanover, NH

Group Item

Get your team on the ice—one hour of prime ice time at Campion Rink can be yours next season! Whether you’re planning the party of a lifetime for your young figure skater or hockey player, or your hockey team is looking for some extra practice time on the ice, you’re sure to score big. (Call soon to schedule for the widest selection of times in the 2013/2014 season: Labor Day through the end of April.) Value: $210


Sports & Fitness 406 Dartmouth FLIP Class from Dartmouth College Athletic Dept. Fitness & Lifestyle Improvement Program, Hanover, NH You’ll be FLIPping for fitness with this certificate for one 10week general fitness class from Dartmouth College Athletic Department’s Fitness and Lifestyle Improvement Program (FLIP). The program is designed to increase overall general fitness and health awareness within the college and Upper Valley community. With classes including strength training, kickbox aerobics, deep water conditioning, Zumba, step and sculpt and more, you’re sure to find a class that will help you get pumped. Value: $150

407 Inshore Fishing Trip from North Coast Angler, Rockport, MA Two anglers will enjoy this fishing trip for striper and bluefish in Massachusetts. Captain Skip Montello will take you to some of the best locations and provide you with the “know-how and where-all” of light tackle, inshore fishing. Captain Montello is a passionate fly and light tackle angling professional with a lifetime of experience fishing New England waters. He shares his knowledge on fishing trips, seminars, and in On the Water magazine's Insiders Column. (Valid through the 2013 season only, expires 10/20/2013; 4–6 hours; no more than two persons on a mutually agreed upon date.) Value: $400

408 Half-Day Guided Fly Fishing Trip in Vermont from Stream and Brook Fly Fishing, Vergennes, VT Stream and Brook Fly Fishing's guides have been seen on ESPN's Great Outdoor Games and OLN's Fly Fishing Masters. Benefit from their experience with a half-day guided fishing trip for two anglers. Regardless of your experience, their fly fishing guides have the skills to improve your dry fly presentation, nymphing, wet fly and streamer techniques as well as offer you instruction on how to "read" the water. (Visit for more details. Arrange date with donor. Must be used in 2013 fishing season.) Value: $250


Sports & Fitness 409 Half-day Guided Fly Fishing Trip in New Hampshire from Upper Valley Outfitters, Lebanon, NH Join the guides and staff at Upper Valley Outfitters on either the Mascoma or Sugar Rivers for a half day of fly fishing instruction. You will be instructed on the finer points of the sport of fly fishing by one of their experienced guides. This is a perfect time for the beginner to get started, or for the experienced angler to pick up some tricks and tips. Offer good for up to two participants, no equipment necessary. Includes four hours on the water with a licensed guide. Does not include NH state fishing license. (Offer good thru Oct. 15, 2013. This item is not exchangeable.) Value: $240

410 Fly Fishing for Four in Vermont from Michael O’Neill, Quechee, VT Jona Roberts, Etna, NH Catch the obsession - fly fishing involves learning basic skills that once mastered can lead to a lifelong passion. This introductory fly fishing package has everything you need to get started, including a fly rod, 25 flies, and a four-hour introductory lesson in Vermont with angler Mike O’Neill. The challenge of the sport may lure you - but the beauty of spending a day out on the water enjoying fresh air and nature will really have you hooked. (Expires: 5/13/2014. Must have VT fishing license.) Value: $640

411 Stand Up Paddle Rental from Eastern Mountain Sports, West Lebanon, NH Are you looking to try a new workout? Stand up paddle boarding, or in the Hawaiian language Hoe he’e nalu, is an emerging global sport. This ancient form of surfing has its origin in the Hawaiian Islands. It’s easy to learn, and provides a strong core workout. This coupon from EMS is good for a 3day rental. (Not redeemable for cash or credit.) Value: $105


Sports & Fitness 412 Northstar Canoe Paddles from Mitchell Paddles, Inc., Canaan, NH The Northstar, an all-purpose open boat paddle, will give you miles of paddling pleasure on everything from lakes and rivers to streams and ponds. The shaft is constructed of solid spruce and features a palm grip. The blade is 7" wide by 20" long and is laminated with basswood, ash, maple and walnut veneer accents. The blade also features an internal polyurethane tip which is camouflaged by a hardwood veneer. The Northstar is a solid paddle with a great feel on the water. Value: $234

413 Crew Coaching Session from Andy Hilton, Lyme, NH Enjoy a 1-hour indoor rowing coaching session with Andrew Hilton. Andrew is the Assistant Coach of Men's Rowing at Dartmouth College. He graduated from Dartmouth in 1999 as the captain of the varsity lightweight crew after leading the team to a bronze medal at the 1999 IRA National Championships. Since then, he has coached at Harvard, Wisconsin, MIT, and Cal-Berkeley, where he was an assistant coach on the staff that produced the 2006 IRA National Champion Cal varsity eight. (Subject to coach's schedule.) Value: $100

414 Sailing Lesson from Brian Doyle, Hanover, NH Dartmouth Summer Sailing Facility, Enfield, NH Learn to sail with Brian Doyle, former coach of the Dartmouth sailing team, former US Olympic Developmental Coach, and 2003 ISAF World Team Sailing Champion. Brian will take you out for a one-hour lesson on Mascoma Lake. This lesson can be used by one adult or a child aged 8 or older at the Dartmouth Summer Sailing Facility. (Arrange lesson with donor. Expires 9/3/2013.) Value: $200


Sports & Fitness 415 Dartmouth Swim School for Children from Dartmouth Swim School, Hanover, NH For safety, every child should learn to become a proficient swimmer. With proper instruction, your child might discover a sport he can enjoy and compete in for a lifetime. Your child will receive expert instruction from members of the Dartmouth Swimming and Diving Team with this highly coveted slot in the Fall 2013 Dartmouth Swim School. Classes have a small student:teacher ratio, and are tailored to your child’s skill level. Bring a swimsuit and towel; goggles and cap are optional. The Dartmouth Swim School has been an enduring success for more than 35 years. Each session provides a halfhour of instruction daily. (Fall Swim School scheduled for September 16–20, 2013.) Value: $75

416 Child’s Tennis Camp/Lesson from Billy Pontious, Canaan, NH Could your child be the next Rafael Nadal or Venus Williams? Open the world of tennis to your child with this certificate for one summer session of group instruction, OR a one-hour private lesson with Billy Pontious, Tennis Director at Storrs Pond Recreation Area. Billy coached the HHS Girls’ Team from 1997-2002, and is currently co-coaching the Hanover JV Boys’ and Girls’ tennis teams. Sessions run each week throughout the summer, Monday-Thursday, 8-9 a.m. or 9-10 a.m. depending on your child’s age (3 to 14). (Schedule week or private lesson with donor. Expires 10/1/2013.) Value: $50

417 Adult Tennis Lesson from Bob Dallis, Hanover, NH Is your serve a little flat, and your backhand looking feeble? Sharpen your tennis skills and get the advantage with Bob Dallis, head coach of the Dartmouth women's tennis team. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced player, your onehour lesson could be game-changing. Bob is a United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA) Level 1 professional and has completed USTA Tennis High Performance Coaching programs. (Lesson at Dartmouth’s Boss Tennis Center.) Value: $70


Sports & Fitness 418 Gymnastics for Preschoolers from Northern Lights Gymnastics, WRJ, VT She may not be ready to try a back handspring just yet, but your preschooler will have a blast at preschool gymnastics class! Northern Lights Gymnastics' goals are to introduce basic motor skills and coordination while challenging each child as they grow. The focus for younger children is teaching spacial awareness, socialization and the simplest gymnastics skills. Specialized preschool equipment makes learning safe and fun and gives children a chance to use and develop their bodies as they climb, jump, swing and tumble. Preschool classes are kept small and friendly, and use a structured class format that includes a musical warm-up, two circuits, games and use of the trampoline and foam-filled "pit". (Good for boys and girls ages 16 months - Kindergarten. Good for one preschool gymnastics class; Northern Lights $20 registration fee not included.) Value: $95

419 Three Junior Golf Coaching Sessions from Peter Harris, Fore-U Golf Center, West Lebanon, NH Your child will enjoy this fun golf coaching experience designed for a boy or girl of any age. Taught by Peter Harris, PGA Professional and Director of Golf at Fore-U Golf Center, your child will learn golf through games and athletic movements found in almost any sport including throwing, running and skipping. Schedule these three coaching sessions any day and any time that fits your family's needs. (Expires: 10/31/13.) Value: $90

420 Two Family Golf Lessons from Peter Harris, Fore-U Golf Center, West Lebanon, NH Improve your entire familyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s golf game with these two onehour golf instruction sessions. Peter Harris, PGA Professional and Director of Golf at Fore-U Golf Center, will teach your whole family of any age and any size! Peter will introduce you to all aspects of the game or fine tune your existing skills in a fun and friendly atmosphere. Schedule your family hour any day and any time that best fits your familyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s needs. (Expires 10/31/13.) Value: $150


Sports & Fitness 421 Golf for Four at The Quechee Club from The Quechee Club, Quechee, VT Quechee Lakes boasts two private 18-hole championship courses designed by Geoffrey Cornish, one of New England’s most famous golf course architects. The impressive layouts and dramatic finishing holes of these golf courses have earned accolades from Golf Digest, Golfweek, and Vermont Golf magazines. Take your pick of these great courses with one round of golf for four, during the 2013 season. (Excludes play on Saturday as well as Sunday before noon. Subject to tee time availability; carts are not included; expires 5/3/2014.) Value: $440

422 Woodstock Inn Golf for Two from The Woodstock Inn & Resort, Woodstock, VT The Woodstock Inn & Resort Golf Club in Vermont has been named one of the world's "top 100 golf resorts" by Golf Magazine for a reason. It is an 18-hole masterpiece designed by legendary course architect Robert Trent Jones, Sr. This 6,000-yard, par-70 course is a challenging sequence of fairways, sand traps and water hazards guaranteed to test even the most seasoned golfer. Enjoy a round of golf for two, with cart. (Based on availability. Expires 3/3/2014.) Value: $190

423 Golf at Baker Hill from Peter Mertz, Hanover, NH This is your chance to golf at one of New England’s finest and most exclusive courses! Baker Hill has just 225 members, so this is a rare opportunity for the golf enthusiast! You and two friends will join Peter Mertz for a foursome at Baker Hill Golf Club, followed by lunch in the clubhouse. Located on 260 acres of tranquil farmland in Newbury, NH, Baker Hill overlooks Lake Sunapee and offers spectacular views of the surrounding mountains. Golf Digest has named it the “Best in New Hampshire” since 2003. The course was designed by Rees Jones, one of the nation’s foremost course architects—he’s number 2 on Golf Digest’s list of the top five course architects. (Arrange a mutually agreeable date with the donor.) Value: $400


Sports & Fitness 424 Golf at Eastman for Two from Eastman Community Assn., Grantham, NH Eastman Golf Links is a premier 18-hole golf course, challenging to the most experienced players, yet a pleasure for novice golfers as well. While you play, you will be surrounded by some of the most spectacular views and scenery in the country. Try the outstanding course at Eastman with this certificate for two 18-hole rounds of golf, including use of a cart, during the 2013 season. (Please call at least 48 hours in advance to schedule tee times. Expires 11/10/2013.) Value: $148

425 Men’s Callaway Driver and Golf Balls from Jona Roberts and Jennifer Rickards, Etna, NH People’s United Bank, Burlington, VT Dominate the course with a club that looks just as mean as it behaves. This right handed driver from Callaway features Forged Composite materials in the crown and Distance Trajectory Weighting that promotes premium conditions for maximum distance in a high launch, low spinning ball flight. Designed for golfers who want the ultimate in speed and accuracy off the tee, the RAZR X Black Driver incorporates a Black PVD Finish to give it a look that's head-turning cool. Includes headcover. Paired with one dozen Bridgestone e6 golf balls, you’ve got all you need for a day on the links. Value: $272

426 Golf & Ski Gift Certificate from Golf & Ski Warehouse, West Lebanon, NH Golf & Ski Warehouse features northern New England's largest golf inventory, as well as a huge selection of ski and snowboard merchandise. Whether you’re looking for golf equipment, apparel, skis, snowboards or snowshoes, you can't go wrong with a Golf & Ski gift card. Value: $100


Sports & Fitness 427 Health Coaching and Menu Planning from Pura Vida by Alicia Wilson Rivero Eating food is more than a daily ritual, it’s a mandate for being alive. As a primary energy source, food determines the health of the body and the mind. Alicia Wilson Rivero is a Natural Foods Chef & Health Coach who works and plays daily at her two passions: cooking and teaching. In her early years, she apprenticed with master chefs in New York City and studied baking at the Culinary Institute of America. With a complete health profile, Alicia will create a specialized food program to assist you in sourcing the right foods, transforming your way of eating and restoring your body to optimal health. Available via Skype, arrange a mutually agreed upon time with the donor. Value: $450

428 Yoga Classes from Upper Valley Yoga, WRJ, VT Transform your body, mind and spirit with five classes led by the experienced staff at Upper Valley Yoga in their downtown White River Junction studio. At UVY, they honor the ancient origins of the yoga practice while at the same time building a meaningful framework for doing the practice today. While yoga is serious and takes great effort, the staff at UVY believe in making it fun and enjoyable. (Choose from Upper Valley Yoga's schedule of morning, evening or weekend classes. Expires May, 2014.) Value $80

429 Yoga by prAna from The Curtis Group, Etna, NH This is all you need to infuse your practice with a touch of style: a $100 prAna gift certificate (redeemable with Suzi Curtis); an E.C.O. Mat, Color–Coral Sunset; and a Bhakti Yoga Bag, Color–Black. Items are exchangeable. Value: $188


Sports & Fitness 430 Tennis Love from Game Set Mat, Hanover, NH Game Set Mat is a unique boutique offering the latest styles in tennis and yoga activewear. You’ll be fashionably accessorized for your next tennis match with this visor, tennis towel, and sleeve of tennis balls. Then visit the store for any of your remaining tennis or yoga needs with a $25 gift certificate. Value: $72

431 Hiking Supplies from The Mountain Goat, Hanover, NH This package includes everything you need for an afternoon hike! The amazingly versatile Vacuum Insulated Kanteen® does triple duty as a mug, a thermos and a bottle. Consider filling it with Nuun: Nuun was originally the brainchild of a student and professor from the Tuck School. This portable tube contains 12 orange flavored Nuun tablets. And in case you bring a snack, you’ll have the incredible Spork! Is it a spoon? A fork? A knife? YES! This spoon-fork-knife combo brings a bit of civilization to the wild and a bit of the wild to civilization. Value: $35


Fashion & Beauty 500 90-minute Deep Tissue Massage from Vermont Massage Therapy, Hartford, VT Deep tissue massage is designed to relieve severe tension, targeting the deep tissue structure of the fascia and muscles. This 90-minute session with Kevin Comeau will break up and release the built-up toxins in your body by loosening the muscles. Before you know it, you’ll feel like brand new! Value: $125

501 60-minute Massage from TouchChi Advanced Bodywork & Massage, WRJ, VT Relaxation will be yours with a 60-minute single practitioner massage at TouchChi Bodywork & Massage. The TouchChi experience is a unique blend of modalities, ranging from energetic to structural work, seamlessly integrated into a flowing, personalized session focused on your needs in the moment. Their holistic approach combines both Eastern and Western philosophies into a healing session that will leave you refreshed, rejuvenated, and ready to explore new possibilities in your body and your life. Come experience Touch with Intention. Value: $115

502 Facial and Manicure from Hilde’s Salon Vienna, Hanover, NH Hilde's Salon Vienna has been a Hanover-area tradition since 1966. The versatile staff caters to a wide variety of hair and skin care needs for men, women, and youth of all ages. Indulge yourself with a thorough pampering with this certificate for a specialty facial and manicure. (Gratuity not included. Expires 3/1/2014.) Value: $105

503 Full Body Buff and Bronze from We’re Makin’ Waves, Hanover, NH We’re Makin’ Waves is a progressive, full-service styling salon located in Hanover, NH. Their mission is to bring metropolitan area styles to our valued clients in the Upper Valley with a team of stylists that takes great pride in practicing the latest trends and techniques. Enjoy a luxurious full body Buff and Bronze treatment. Buff away dry skin and maintain your tan without overexposure to damaging sun rays. Silky skin Body Scrub and Fake Bake tanner application. Value: $65


Fashion & Beauty 504 Swedish Massage from Erin Thibideau of Four Fine Hands Massage Therapy, Norwich, VT Treat yourself or someone you love to a one-hour Swedish massage from Four Fine Hands Massage Therapy and note the positive effects on mind, body, and spirit! Investing in massage is an investment in your health—and this will pay dividends with your mood, stress levels and overall well-being. Four Fine Hands Massage Therapy will customize your session with various techniques based on your needs, and provide an educational and therapeutic experience within a relaxing atmosphere. Value: $80

505 Eco-chic Shopping from Revolution, WRJ, VT Indulge in a radical shopping experience at Revolution in White River Junction, THE place to shop for eco-chic clothing! A constantly fresh mix of highly selective contemporary used clothing and accessories, pristine vintage pieces, and new collections from a number of independent designers keep your shopping experience fresh. With this gift certificate, you can refresh your wardrobe with exceptionally beautiful, ethically and independently produced designs. Or, step up to Revolution’s espresso bar for a maple latte or an organic, fairtrade espresso. Value: $50

506 After-Hours Shopping Party from J. Crew, Hanover, NH

Group Item

What’s better than a great time shopping with friends? How about an after-hours, private shopping event for you and 8 to 10 of your friends at J. Crew? Enjoy this one-of-a-kind event including wine, sweet and savory hors d’oeuvres from King Arthur Flour, and guidance from J.Crew stylists. Value: $300


Fashion & Beauty 507 Power Shopping at Powerhouse Mall from On Stage Dancewear, West Lebanon, NH ElliStarr & Jewelia, West Lebanon, NH Head over to the Powerhouse Mall with these gift certificates to Jewelia, ElliStarr and On Stage Dancewear. You'll find a great selection of accessories and bling at Jewelia, and the latest in contemporary fashions and Dansko footwear at ElliStarr. Then wander down the mall to On Stage Dancewear for a great selection of dance shoes and clothing for dance, yoga, figure skating and gymnastics. Value: $90

508 Sterling Silver and Diamond Pendant from Von Bargen’s Jewelry, Hanover, NH This graceful pendant by Toby Pomeroy features three ideal cut diamonds (.03ct total weight) on an adjustable black fabric lanyard. Toby is an environmental pioneer known for his elegant and beautifully constructed designs. Value: $500

509 Soufflé+ Pendant and Earring Set from Lynn Adams Designer Metalsmith, Lyme, NH From Lynn Adams’ studio in Lyme comes this beautiful necklace and earrings set, from her new Soufflé+ line. The pieces are made of shining sterling silver with a textured sterling silver and enamel center. Value: $210

510 Spring Leaf Earrings from Paulette Werger, Hanover, NH Paulette Werger specializes in Keum-Boo, the traditional Korean technique of fusing 24KT gold and silver, combined with roller embossing, stamping, etching, solder inlay, and stone setting to produce intentionally subtle and elegant pieces of jewelry and table wear. These Spring Leaf Earrings are fashioned of sterling silver and 18KT gold. Value: $350


Fashion & Beauty 511 Spring Leaf Necklace from Paulette Werger, Hanover, NH Paulette Werger specializes in Keum-Boo, the traditional Korean technique of fusing 24KT gold and silver, combined with roller embossing, stamping, etching, solder inlay, and stone setting to produce intentionally subtle and elegant pieces of jewelry and table wear. This Spring Branch Necklace is formed of sterling silver and 18KT gold, and features a 3” long branch element and an 18" long chain with toggle clasp. Value: $450

512 Goddess Bracelet from Carole Lang – Independent Rep. for Silpada Designs, Norwich, VT

Silpada jewelry is handcrafted with the finest .925 Sterling Silver and manufactured to stand the test of time. This Goddess Bracelet consists of seven stretchy bands of Pearls and Sterling Silver. And all Silpada jewelry comes with a lifetime replacement policy against manufacturer's defects. Value: $69

513 Sculptural Jewelry Altar from Scott Gordon, Norwich, VT Scott Gordon’s designs incorporate industrial materials with minimalism to create objects of simple beauty and form. Using reclaimed timbers and repurposed steel, each piece is built and finished by hand with earth-friendly oils and waxes. This black, cast iron jewelry alter has been uniquely crafted for the Montshire Museum Auction, and is part of a new series of functional sculptural objects being developed for interior design. 9.5” tall. Value: $250

514 Cherry and Black Walnut Jewelry Box from Holtorf Woodworking, Perkinsville, VT Robert Holtorf is known for his impeccable craftsmanship and finish work. This handcrafted jewelry box is made of cherry and black walnut, and measures 15.5” x 6.5” x 4”. Value: $175


Fashion & Beauty 515 Handcrafted Crinkle Scarf from The Country Cobbler, West Lebanon, NH Woven in a subtle plaid pattern in shades of navy, gray and fuschia, this handwoven crinkle scarf will serve as the perfect accessory to your wardrobe. Value: $19

516 His and Hers Hand-knit Icelandic Hats from Catherine Richmond, Norwich, VT This pair of hand-knit wool hats features a beautiful Icelandic pattern. One in gray and navy, and one in gray and pink. You and your partner will keep warm in style next winter! Hand wash. Value: $90

517 His and Hers Darn Tough Socks from People’s United Bank, Burlington, VT Darn Tough socks are known for being, well, darn tough! These heavy duty socks are made in Vermont of Merino wool, and have an unconditional lifetime guarantee. With two pairs of men’s charcoal gray crew socks, and two pairs of ladies spiral crew socks, your toes will never be chilly again! Value: $76

518 Socks with Style! from The Country Cobbler, West Lebanon, NH Solmate Socks, South Strafford, VT Few things can beat a pair of comfy, warm socks on a chilly spring day. This fun and funky mismatched pair by Vermont’s Socklady will put a smile on your face. Add a 3-month membership to the Sock of the Month Club, and you’re feet will thank you for months to come. Value: $82

519 Faux Leather Jacket from The J List, Norwich, VT The J List is your source for fine clothing and exuberant gifts, and the collection is ever-changing. This faux leather bomber jacket is soft like “buttah,” and goes perfect atop any outfit. The camel color is accentuated by a side front zipper, four zip pockets, and silver hardware details. Value: $94


Fashion & Beauty 520 JPK Paris Nylon Bucket Bag from The J List, Norwich, VT The J List is an exquisite place to shop, a haven from a hectic world, where shopping is meant to be fun, personal and simple. Offerings range from clothing and small leather goods, to handbags and unique jewelry, and the collection is everchanging. This JPK Paris Nylon Bucket Bag is a stylish, comfortable and classy handbag topped by gunmetal hardware. The bag is made of fully lined ballistic nylon, and features a top magnetic snap enclosure, black leather shoulder strap, two zippered wall pockets, and two magnetic snap closure slip pockets. Large enough to carry an iPad, the inner pockets prevent you from losing your smaller items. Value: $158

521 Tibetan Brocade Bags from Khawachen/InnerAsia, Hanover, NH For more than 25 years, Innerasia has been recognized for handcrafted Tibetan rugs that combine outstanding quality with innovative design. Innerasia is now working with traditional craftsmen from countries along the Silk Road to preserve and support a wide range of traditional arts and crafts from Tibet, India, Nepal and China. InnerAsia has capitalized on the Tibetan passion for color and love of bold images to produce these two stunning brocade bags. Value: $100

522 Leather Handbag from The Country Cobbler, West Lebanon, NH This Rona square bag by Osgoode Marley is ultra-versatile! It can be toted with its dual handles, or worn cross-body or over the shoulder with its matching detachable strap. Stuff your bag a little bit less and use it as a slouchy fold-over. The bag is secured with a zip-top closure, a 9.5” zippered pocket and smaller fold-front pocket with magnetic closure on front, and a 10” zippered pocket on back. The interior features a 7” zippered pocket, clasp on fob for keys or an accessory, dual multifunction pockets with Osgoode’s embossed logo, and 2 pen sleeves. Large enough to accommodate an iPad, consider this raisin-colored bag your best bet for any season. Value: $190


Fashion & Beauty 523 Osgoode Marley Purse from The Country Cobbler, West Lebanon, NH This purse by Osgoode Marley is the perfect size to corral your essentials, whether it be a whole lot of loose change, or your favorite lipstick and compact. Constructed of butter soft leather in Raisin, the purse features a hidden key ring and zippered closure to keep your treasures secure. Value: $28

524 Osgoode Marley Wallet from The Country Cobbler, West Lebanon, NH The soft leather of this Osgoode Marley wallet will have you reaching in your pocketbook more than you need to! Three bill compartments, sixteen card pockets, ID window pocket, three additional slip pockets, an outside zippered coin pocket, and flapped adjustable snapped closure make it practical and pretty. Color is Raisin. Value: $78

525 Haiku Handlebar Tote from The Curtis Group, Etna, NH Haikuâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s philosophy and product aesthetic is rooted in a blend of SIMPLE, THOUGHTFUL and MEANINGFUL design. This great little tote is the perfect assistant for your 2-wheeled adventures. It straps on to your bicycle handlebar to carry your iPad (in a built-in padded compartment) as well as your other must-haves. It also has short and long straps for hand carrying or wearing cross-body. (Not exchangeable. Recommended for use with cruisers only.) Value: $97

526 Haiku Commuter Tote Bag and Nesting Pockets from The Curtis Group, Etna, NH Haikuâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s philosophy and product aesthetic is rooted in a blend of SIMPLE, THOUGHTFUL and MEANINGFUL design. This Commuter Tote in Raspberry with orange trim features a side entry shoe garage, a quick access yoga mat or jacket sleeve and a convertable pocket to slip the bag over your roll-aboard handles. It also has two joey-pouch pockets and one zip pocket inside to organize your sundries. The tricolor Nesting Pockets provide individual storage and conveniently store in each other when not in use. (Items are not exchangeable.) Value: $198 32

Fashion & Beauty 527 Coach Legacy Leather Candace Carryall from Coach, Jacksonville, FL The name Coach is iconic in the world of fashion - know for quality craftsmanship and classic yet modern American style. Inspired by designs from the Coach archives, this bestselling Candace Carryall is crafted in luxurious glove-tanned leather with a supple hand. Elegantly structured, with clean, architectural lines, it features several interior pockets to keep essentials within reach. A foil stamp logo, raw-edge tassels and matching hangtag finish the refined design with signature luxury. Measures 11" L x 9" H x 4" W. Value: $328


Home and Garden Unique Experiences Getaways Section closes at 8:00 p.m.

Each item in the Getaway section (as well as the trips in the Live Auction) will include a $30 gift card to, where you can create Photo Books, Cards, and Calendars to commemorate your getaway.

 Home & Garden 601 American Girl Molly Doll from American Girl, Middleton, WI American Girl dolls have been favorites with young girls since the company began in 1986. This Molly doll and accompanying Meet Molly paperback book are guaranteed to make your young lady smile. Molly tells the inspiring story of a young girl living during World War II, waiting for her father to return from his duties as a doctor in the army. With the help of Emily, her English friend, Molly learns to hold on to hope and pull together for the common good. Value: $110

602 Wire Rhino Sculpture from Folk, Hanover, NH Find us on Facebook Folk offers a unique experience in the aesthetic of bazaar shopping. Visit the store, and instantly be transported to the markets of India, or Africa, South Asia, Mexico and South America to find a cornucopia of both traditional and contemporary items. Discover well-known brands, or happen upon the obscure. Folk will enliven the senses with its exotic smells, bright bold colors, world music and sensuous materials. This rhinoceros animal sculpture from southern Africa is made of recycled materials. Value: $45

603 Sledding Pillow from Lemon Tree Gifts of Hanover, Hanover, NH Find us on Facebook Ox Bow Decor’s decorative pillows reinterpret vintage images of yesteryear. This charming sledding pillow is printed with water-based ink on 100% pure linen, and has a luxurious down and feather filled cotton insert. All of Ox Bow Decor’s pillows are 100% Made in America. Measures 20” x 20”. Value: $99

604 “Camel-lot” Puzzle from Stave Puzzles, Norwich, VT Stave Puzzles is the world's premier crafter of hand-cut wooden jigsaw puzzles. Called the "Rolls Royce of jigsaw puzzles" by Smithsonian Magazine, Stave crafted this puzzle, "Camel-lot", especially for the Montshire Museum's Fiddlehead Fling Auction. Designed by artist Molly Delaney, the puzzle includes 85 pieces and is rated a 2-sword teaser. It measures 10.75" x 8.25" finished. Value: $545 35

 Home & Garden 605 Susan Sargent Rooster Pillow from C. Beston & Company, Hanover, NH Celebrated artist, textile designer and author Susan Sargent is renowned for combining her contemporary color palette with old world traditions to create high-quality home accessories. Whether your style is classic, traditional, contemporary or country, Susan's designs will pair seamlessly with your decor. Brighten a living room or bedroom with this whimsical rooster pillow. 18” x 18”. Value: $89

606 16 GB iPad Mini from Systems Plus Computers, Lebanon, NH Everything you love about iPad — the beautiful screen, fast and fluid performance, FaceTime and iSight cameras, thousands of amazing apps, 10-hour battery life — is everything you’ll love about iPad mini, too. And you can hold it in one hand. Value: $329

607 3-Piece Pliers from Hanover True Value, Hanover, NH This Master Mechanic 3-Piece Pliers Set features a 10-inch Tongue and Groove pliers with flush rivet design, a 6-inch Slip Joint pliers with flush rivet design and a 6-inch Diagonal Cutting pliers. All are made of forged steel and feature induction hardened teeth to improve durability and performance. All pliers feature a machine finish with a proprietary rust preventative and dual molded handles to improve grip and comfort. All meet or exceed ANSI standards. Value: $28

608 Car Detailing from The Detail Shop, East Thetford, VT Even your car could use a good spring cleaning! After winter, chances are your car is still looking a little worse for the wear. Apply this certificate towards any detailing service, interior or exterior, and watch the layers of winter grime on your vehicle vanish. Value: $200


 Home & Garden 609 Family Portrait from Britta Davis, Wilder, VT Britta Davis is a family/child/senior portrait photographer. She has been photographing families, children, and seniors for over 10 years. This donation includes an on-location family portrait sitting for up to 8 people and an 11” x 14” canvas wrap portrait. Value: $225

610 Fresh Coat from Projects by TAP, Taylor Piffath, Norwich, VT Is your home in need of some sprucing up? Or maybe you just need a change of scenery? Nothing can revive the feel of your home like a fresh coat of paint. Taylor Piffath will paint one of your rooms from top to bottom. You supply the paint (including primer), and she’ll paint the ceilings, walls, and trim. (Room size limited to 200 sq. ft.) Value: $250

611 Boughs of Holly from Cinny Bensen, Norwich, VT Alice Williams, Norwich, VT The donors will travel to the flower market in Boston to carefully chose and purchase, at wholesale prices, several lovely additions to your holiday display: an unusual and beautifully appointed outdoor wreath, as well as plantings such as potted bulbs and topiaries to adorn a mantle or table centerpiece. You'll receive up to $150 worth of items (worth $300 if shopping retail!). (Any additional items to be covered by the winning bidder at wholesale costs; travel expenses and time covered by donors; arrange with them for a mutually agreeable early December date.) Value: $500

612 Lawn Care from Chippers, Woodstock, VT Organic or traditional treatments? Let Chippers' lawn experts help you determine what's best for your lawn. (Good for a lawn up to 10,000 square feet within Chippers' market area. Expires 9/30/2013.) Value: $175


 Home & Garden 613 Hanging Basket Design Session from Chippers, Woodstock, VT Bedeck your deck—you'll appreciate the design of a magnificent, large hanging basket during a one-hour planting session in Chippers' Woodstock Greenhouse with Garden Division Manager, Monica Collise. (Expires 8/31/2013.) Value: $175

614 Spring Tree Treatment from Chippers, Woodstock, VT Keep your trees healthy and happy with 100 gallons of soilinjected New England blend tree fertilizer from the experts at Chippers. (Must be used within 30 miles of Norwich, VT. Expires 9/30/2013.) Value: $190

615 Landscaping Inspiration from E.C. Browns’ Nursery, Thetford Ctr., VT You'll be inspired as you browse the selection at E.C. Browns' Nursery, a friendly “mom & pop” operation nestled in the middle of Thetford Center. Started by Elmer Brown in 1967, with just seven plants and a vision, the nursery has expanded to supply interesting and hardy plants to the Upper Valley. They grow, sell and plant an ever increasing selection of ornamental trees, shrubs, evergreens and herbaceous perennials. And the staff is always happy to provide indispensable advice. Apply this gift certificate toward anything your gardening heart desires. Value: $200

616 Garden Perennials from Peter and Anne Silberfarb, Norwich, VT The Silberfarb’s Norwich property is the envy of everyone who is passionate about gardening! This is your opportunity to enhance your own garden with a special selection of plants from Anne and Peter Silberfarb’s award-winning garden. Once a month, between June and October, 2013, you can go to their home and choose perennials. The Silberfarbs will select specific specimens and send you home with multiple plants each visit. Anne is eager to help you make great selections, and her advice is priceless! (Please bring your own pots and call ahead to set up convenient times. Expires 10/31/13.) Value: $100 38

 Home & Garden 617 Lilac Plant Trio from Shepard Butler Landscape Architecture, Thetford Ctr., VT Bid on this trio of mixed-color lilac shrubs and you’ll be rewarded for years to come! Lilacs’ pleasant fragrance, beautiful flowers, low-maintenance and hardy growth have made it a garden favorite for centuries. You’ll go to the donor’s Thetford Center location to pick up three 4-5’ plants and receive detailed planting and care instructions as well. (Winner must pick up shrubs in Thetford Center. Expires 10/1/2013.) Value: $225

618 Home Heating from Simple Energy, West Lebanon, NH Simple Energy is the Upper Valley's locally owned and operated full-service home heating company. They are offering you 200 gallons of fuel; choose between Heating Oil, B20 BioHeat, or Propane. Simple Energy's Premium Fuel Oil is fortified with a proprietary additive that enhances and stabilizes fuel characteristics. This fuel creates a cleaner and more efficient combustion that reduces wear and tear on your heating system. BioHeat is 80% heating oil blended with 20% recycled vegetable oil which meets ASTM specifications and produces a cleaner burning reduced emission BioFuel. BioHeat can burn in your existing system without any modification. (For more information, visit The current market price for Heating Oil is $3.59 per gallon, B20 BioHeat is $3.59 per gallon, and Propane is $3.99 per gallon. Deliveries made in Simple Energy service area only (30-mile radius from West Lebanon). Expires June 1, 2014. For propane, winner must be an existing Simple Energy propane customer or must own their propane tank, as Simple Energy is unable to deliver propane to other provider's tanks.) Value: Market Price, approximately $720–$800

619 Handmade Bluebird House from Michael Mayor, Hanover, NH “Cheer, cheer, cheerful charmer” sings the Eastern bluebird. Get to know this melodious tune as you welcome bluebirds to your yard with a handcrafted Peterson Bluebird House. Eastern bluebirds tend to prefer this style of house to the traditional rectangular box, favoring the oval entrance and slightly smaller floor area. Measures 6”w, 17”d, 23”t. Value: $95 39

 Home & Garden 620 Window Pane Mirror from Jack and Jane DeGange, Lebanon, NH Jack DeGange is a former sports information director at Dartmouth College, a regular contributor to various Dartmouth athletic publications and a well-regarded historian of the Ivy League. In retirement, he has turned some of his energy towards repurposing window frames and giving them new life. This lovely mirror is crafted of a refinished six-pane window and measures 30” x 26”. Value: $150

621 Catalina Dining Room Table from Copeland Furniture Company Store, Bradford, VT Combining the clean, unadorned lines of the International Modernists with organic and geometric forms, the Catalina Collection is suggestive of the works of America’s Mid-Century Modern designers. The years following WWII were a time of uncertainty but also of great hope and progress. Designs of the period reflected that sense of hope and the promise of an ideal future. Today, one finds comfort and nostalgia in Catalina’s retro-modern shapes and sensibilities. This Catalina dining room table is crafted in solid American black walnut hardwood and measures 40” x 40”. (Piece is from Copeland Furniture Seconds Inventory, valued at Seconds price.) Value: $748

622 Table Lamp from Lampscapes, WRJ, VT Lampscapes features unique lamps with one-of-a-kind, handpainted shades by Ken Blaisdell. This lovely table lamp features a brass column with a bearing at the base, and a striped lampshade. Value: $110


 Home & Garden 623 Shaker Slat Back Arm Chair from Gilberte Interiors, Hanover, NH The Shakers were among the very first in America to engage in the business of producing chairs on a large scale. They sold their first chairs in New Lebanon, New York in 1789. During the nineteenth century, they made many refinements in design and proportion, because of their belief that the most simple things are the most beautiful. This Slat Back Arm Chair is painted historic red with a natural cotton tape seat. Value: $675

624 Ottoman & Design Consultation from Alice Williams Interiors, Hanover, NH Alice Williams Interiors offers a storage box ottoman in classic blue and white that provides a stylish place to store blankets in a bedroom, games in a family room or anywhere it could be useful. In addition, Alice includes two hours of design consultation to further enhance your home. Discuss color, window treatments, reupholstery, new furniture, kitchen and bath renovations, or whatever else you have been dreaming of for the interior of your home. (Arrange appointment with donor.) Value: $300

625 Antique Rocking Horse from David and Mary Otto, Norwich, VT This double rocking horse, c. 1900, would make a charming addition to your home or nursery. Perfect for the toddler in your life, or as a decorative piece. Value: $350

626 Crafter’s Basket 1 from Stampin’ Up!, Riverton, UT Stampin' Up! offers the most beautiful, affordable, high-quality stamps and accessories in the papercrafting market! Indulge your creativity with this basket of stamping and scrapbooking supplies. You’ll spend hours crafting with this selection of cardstock, stamps, paper punches, notions and more. Value: $150


 Home & Garden 627 Crafter’s Basket 2 from Stampin’ Up!, Riverton, UT Stampin' Up! offers the most beautiful, affordable, high-quality stamps and accessories in the papercrafting market! Indulge your creativity with this basket of stamping and scrapbooking supplies. You’ll spend hours crafting with this selection of cardstock, stamps, paper punches, notions and more. Value: $150

628 Basket of Books for New Parents from KJ Dell’Antonia, Hanover, NH Enjoy a selection of wonderful picture books for babies and toddlers (and a few for their parents) curated by KJ Dell'Antonia, the New York Times Motherlode blogger and coauthor of Reading with Babies, Toddlers and Twos, in a beautiful basket perfect for giving or receiving. Value $100

629 Book Basket for Parent Readers from KJ Dell’Antonia, Hanover, NH The best books for and by parents from 2012 and 2013, including The Secrets of Happy Families, Minimalist Parenting, Sticks and Stones, Daring Greatly, The Sunshine When She's Gone, and Holding Sylvan, collected by KJ Dell'Antonia, the New York Times Motherlode blogger and author of Reading with Babies, Toddlers and Twos, all in a basket perfect for carrying your reading from room to room. Value $150

630 Jodi Picoult: Early Years and Books into Movies from Jodi Picoult, Hanover, NH

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Jodi Picoult is the best selling author of twenty-one novels. The Boston Globe says, “Picoult is a skilled wordsmith, and she beautifully creates situations that not only provoke the mind but touch the flawed souls in all of us.” This collection of nine paperbacks includes several of her earliest books, and four that were made into movies: Songs of the Humpback Whale, Mercy, Plain Truth, Salem Falls, Perfect Match, Second Glance, My Sister’s Keeper, Vanishing Acts, and The Tenth Circle. Value: $144


ď &#x2C6; Home & Garden 631 Jodi Picoult: New York Times Best Sellers from Jodi Picoult, Hanover, NH

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Jodi Picoult is the best selling author of twenty-one novels. Her last seven novels have all been ranked #1 on the New York Times bestseller list! This collection of six paperbacks includes: Nineteen Minutes, Change of Heart, Handle with Care, House Rules, Sing You Home, and Lone Wolf. Value: $96

632 Jodi Picoult: The Storyteller from Jodi Picoult, Hanover, NH Jodi Picoult is the best selling author of twenty-one novels. Her latest novel, The Storyteller, was ranked #1 in the March 31, 2013 New York Times bestseller list. This hardcover copy will instantly be a favorite summer read! Value: $29

633 Handcrafted Owl Pillow from Sharon G Comeau, Hartford, VT This charming owl pillow will bring you a smile. Handcrafted and filled with natural fiber by Vermont crafter Sharon Comeau, each of her creations is unique. Value: $38


Unique Experiences 701 Red Sox at Fenway from Allan and Myra Ferguson, Meriden, NH You and your guests will enjoy four tickets to the Sunday, June 30 Red Sox game against the Toronto Blue Jays at Fenway. The Sox won two of three games against Toronto in April, so this promises to be a good game. You’ll have an amazing view with these seats directly behind Home Plate (Loge Box 130, Row KK, Seats 1–4) and under cover. The game is at 1:35 p.m., so you have plenty of time to grab lunch or dinner in Boston too. Value: $376

702 Nugget Movie Madness from Hanover Improvement Society, Hanover, NH Salubre Trattoria, Hanover, NH

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You don’t need to be a movie buff to enjoy this package! These 24 passes to the Nugget Theaters in Hanover allow you to bring 23 of your closest friends to the movies, or you can bring a friend to enjoy one movie a month for an entire year! With four theaters on Main Street in Hanover, the Nugget features the best films available, digital sound, and an excellent entertainment experience. (Passes good Monday through Thursday, two passes expire each month beginning August 31, 2013.) Turn three of your movie nights into an entire evening out with these three $25 gift certificates to Salubre Trattoria, just a block away in the Hanover Park Building. You’ll enjoy classic Italian food in an intimate atmosphere. (Each certificate good for $25, only one certificate can be used at a time.) Value: $291


Unique Experiences 703 Tween Pizza Party at the Museum from Montshire Museum of Science, Norwich, VT Ramunto’s Brick & Brew Pizzeria, Hanover, NH

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This is a one-of-a-kind event! Pick a mutually agreed upon date with Montshire staff, and the Museum becomes the venue for your private party from 5–7:30 p.m. You’ll get use of the Community Room for pizza from Ramunto’s, and private use of the Museum from 5–7:30. An Explainer will lead two activities of your choosing at the Science Discovery Lab. You can even play your favorite selection of party music over the Museum’s audio system! (Good for 30 youth aged 10–17. Youth must be accompanied by adults at a 5:1 ratio. Based upon availability. The event may be extended at Montshire’s standard hourly rental rate.) Value: $550

704 Party with the Stars from Greg DeFrancis, Norwich, VT Boloco, Hanover, NH

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A star-powered party for all ages awaits you! Enjoy a special evening of stargazing, mythology, and planet watching with Greg DeFrancis, the Montshire's director of education and 2011-2012 Noyce Leadership Fellow. He'll come to your site with two computer-guided telescopes and provide the knowledge and enthusiasm to reveal a whole new world to you and your companions. You'll walk away with an enhanced appreciation of the night sky. To feed your hungry guests, Boloco offers 20 assorted original burritos in five flavors, chips and three varieties of salsa, and all the paper products and cutlery you will need. (Arrange a mutually agreeable date with donor.) Value: $700


Unique Experiences 705 Night at the Museum from Montshire Museum of Science, Norwich, VT

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Who knows what happens at the Montshire when the doors have closed for the evening and the lights are low? You can find out! Get a couple of families together and come experience the Montshire in a whole new way. Arrive in the early evening, explore the Museum, try some hands-on activities at the Science Discovery Lab, then sleep in our large, carpeted Community Room. In the morning, following breakfast, you can head out to explore some of the trails with a self-guided nature hike. A light snack will be provided between evening activities. (Maximum 18 people; minimum 8:1 child:adult ratio; available only on Friday and Saturday nights; not available mid-June to mid-August.) Value: $975

706 Pool and Pizza from Cantore’s Pizza, West Lebanon, NH Upper Valley Aquatic Center, WRJ, VT Make a splash at the Upper Valley Aquatic Center, Northern New England’s premier aquatics and wellness center, featuring a competition pool, warm water instructional program pool, splash park, a fitness center and workout studio, and more! Bring your family and friends to join you with two family day passes (each pass is for two adults and two children). Relax in the current channel as you float past waterfalls in the splash park, or—if you dare—take on the wild and fast-flying 110-foot corkscrew water slide! (Not valid for existing members. Expires February 28, 2014.) Then head out for some pizza at Cantore’s. Cantore’s offers only the freshest ingredients. Their “pies” are hand tossed from dough made fresh on the premises every day. Value: $113


Unique Experiences 707 Picnic on a Pontoon Boat from Fairlee Marine, Fairlee, VT Stone Arch Bakery, Lebanon, NH

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A beautiful summer day, a picnic, sparkling water, and good friends will surround you as you spend a day cruising on a 21â&#x20AC;&#x2122; pontoon boat. Pick up a picnic lunch for six consisting of sandwiches, chips, beverages, and dessert from the Stone Arch Bakery in Lebanon. Then choose to cruise on Lake Morey or the Connecticut River. The rental includes gas, tax, and a fully equipped boat that can hold up to 12 people. What better setting for a family outing or a gathering of friends! (Dates are subject to availability; no holidays or weekends; no upgrades.) Value: $363

708 Connecticut River Canoe Excursion from Ledyard Canoe Club, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH

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This unique excursion may well turn out to be the highlight of your summer! Gather a group of up to sixteen people and head out on the beautiful Connecticut River for a three-hour paddle in Dartmouthâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s new clipper canoes. Each holds roughly 8 people and is made of a light carbon fiber. (Arrange a date through Bernard Haskell; available during the Dartmouth Student Summer Term, mid-June to mid-August.) Value: $260

709 Paddle with the Director from David Goudy, Norwich, VT Spend a fun and enlightening day paddling the beautiful Upper Connecticut River with David Goudy, Executive Director of the Montshire Museum of Science, looking for bald eagles and learning about the rich natural and human history of the Connecticut Valley. David will draw on his experience paddling the entire 410-mile length of the river from the Canadian border to Long Island Sound. The day will include a delicious picnic lunch. (For up to four paddlers; bring your own canoe or kayak; arrange a mutually agreeable date with the donor.) Value: $250


Unique Experiences 710 Water Skiing/Tubing on the CT River from Fred and Mila Wainwright, Lebanon, NH Enjoy the scenery along the Connecticut River with a private boat tour and water skiing or tubing. 25' Sea Ray speed boat and ski equipment provided as well as your own personal Captain and water skiing coach, Fred Wainwright. If you have never experienced the CT river from the water, this is a must do in the Upper Valley! (Up to 2 people, adults only please. Beginner or experienced water skiers welcome. Mutually agreed upon date to be arranged with donor, dependent on good weather. Expires 8/28/2013.) Value: $150

711 Fun Fore-U: Golf Center & Ice Cream from Fore-U Golf Center & Ice Cream Fore-U, West Lebanon, NH Treat your family and friends to the height of summer fun. Hit the Fore-U Golf Center with this 10-play card, which entitles you to 10 medium buckets at the driving range, 10 baseball buckets, or miniature golf. Then head over to the Ice Cream Fore-U to cool off. Commonly known as the best value in the Upper Valley, Ice Cream Fore-U serves delicious hard and soft ice cream in dozens of flavors, hot dogs, shakes, sodas, and sundaes, with huge portions and tiny prices. Unwind and relax in the picnic area while the kids go wild at the Ice Cream Fore-U playground. Value: $95

712 NH Fisher Cats Box Seat Tickets from New Hampshire Fisher Cats, Manchester, NH Strike one! Your group of four will have a blast cheering on the New Hampshire Fisher Cats, the double-A affiliate of the Toronto Blue Jays, with four box seats to a home game in Manchester. The game against the Binghamton Mets is scheduled for Sunday, July 7 at 5 p.m. And make sure your kids do the 7th Inning Stretch, because after the game, kids get to run the bases at Northeast Delta Dental Stadium. Value: $40


Unique Experiences 713 Summer Gondola Ride from Stowe Mountain Resort, Stowe, VT Spectacular views await you near the peak of Vermont's highest mountain. Sit back in the comfy eight-passenger gondola and float through Vermont’s most spectacular views straight to the top of Mt. Mansfield. If you’re keen to hike, you’ll find quick access at the top to several scenic trails, and for a meal worthy of the view, stop by the Cliff House at the top of the gondola. (Four adult round-trip gondola rides, valid for the 2013 summer/fall season, weather permitting.) Value: $100 Fine print: This package holds no cash value, is not exchangeable for any other resort product and may not be extended beyond the 2013 summer/fall season. Stowe Mountain Resort guests may be charged a one-time $5.00 Evolution Stowe Card Fee when they purchase any ticket product. The Evolution Stowe Card uses RFID technology to grant hands-free access to lifts and replaces the traditional lift ticket. Guests may keep their Evolution Stowe Card to reload for future visits to Stowe Mountain Resort, or they can return it to any ticket window at the end of their stay for a $5 refund. $5 refunds will be provided via the original purchase method of payment.

714 Oh, Art Camp for Children from Oh, Art, WRJ, VT Summer brings a whole new energy to art making at Oh, Art! From making mail, writing on the typewriter, hunkering down with some clay, painting at the easel with some friends, or drawing with stencils, students have a huge selection of activities to choose from. Your child will spend the mornings engaged in art activities, have a snack, and then incorporate a community walk into their daily plan. While on their stroll, they’ll watch the train pull into the station, add sidewalk chalk and games to the places they visit, then head back to the studio space for lunch and afternoon activities inspired by the morning. This Certificate is for one free week of Full Day Oh, Art Summer Camp. (Ages 3-10; Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.; choose from 6/17-6/21, 6/24-6/28, 7/8-7/12, 7/15-7/19, 7/22-7/26, 7/29-8/2, 8/5-8/9, 8/12-8/16, and 8/19-8/23.) Value: $350


Unique Experiences 715 Street Survival Driving School for Teens from BMWCCA White Mountain Chapter, Londonderry, NH The primary emphasis of Tire Rack Street Survival is a “handson” driving experience in real-world situations! Using your own car, instructors will teach your teen about its handling limits and how to control them. Students will become more observant of the traffic situation they find themselves in. They will learn to look far enough ahead to anticipate unwise actions of other drivers. As the students master the application of physics to drive their cars, they will make fewer unwise driving actions themselves. The program takes place on Saturday, June 8, at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway, and is put on in cooperation with the BMWCCA Foundation, The Tire Rack, Michelin Tire and Enterprise Rent-a-Car. Value: $75

716 Round-Trip Car Service to Manchester Airport from Upper Valley Ride, Grantham, NH Driving to catch a flight shouldn’t be stressful. For your next trip out of Manchester Airport, let Upper Valley Ride worry about the traffic and weather while you sit back and relax. After being picked up, read the paper, prepare for your business trip and unwind. (Round-trip private car service between Upper Valley and Manchester Airport in a Toyota Prius for up to 3 passengers. Upgrade to larger vehicle available at additional cost.) Value: $160

717 Sailplane Ride from Post Mills Soaring Club, Hanover, NH Soar like an eagle and see the Vermont countryside from the perspective of eagles. The high bidder will fly in a 2-seat sailplane with one of the Post Mills Soaring Clubs’ experienced pilots. The club towplane will tow you to 3,000’ above the airport where you will release for a 20-25 minute glide back to earth. The Post Mills Soaring Club is a non-profit, private flying club based at the beautiful Post Mills, VT, Airport. They fly weekends from mid-April to mid-November and offer free instruction and free use of the four club gliders to their members. For more information, go to (Expires 10/1/2013.) Value: $80


Unique Experiences 718 Art Festival Collection from Hand and Heart Productions, Lyme, NH

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Hand and Heart Productions, Inc. of Lyme invites you and three friends to three shows in 2013! 1) The Wayside Inn Fine Art and Fiddle Festival, held May 17th and 18th, 2013 at the Historic Wayside Inn in Sudbury, Mass. The festival will feature fine art represented by New England’s best art dealers and galleries. You’ll invoke the spirit of the fiddler Ole Bull, from Longfellow’s Tales of a Wayside Inn, as you listen to a great gathering of fiddlers and musicians. 2) The Dorr Farm Arts and Crafts Festival, in Manchester, VT September 27th-29th, 2013. Following a tradition of festivals at the Hildene meadows, the Dorr Farm is a beautiful spot just north of Manchester on Rt. 30. This festival will include artists, craft persons, specialty foods, music and various events and entertainment. 3) Ordanakis, October 11th-13th, 2013. This festival will be held one mile south of Lyme on Rt. 10 and is a celebration of local artisans, food producers, musicians and the environment. Value: $140

719 Private Tour of the Hood Museum from Hood Museum of Art, Hanover, NH

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Michael Taylor, Director of the Hood Museum of Art, will take your group of up to 10 people on a personal tour of the Hood Museum. Taylor curated the upcoming exhibition, Picasso: The Vollard Suite (8/17-12/20), which would make for an exceptional experience. Or, consider a tour of the permanent collection or another upcoming exhibition. (Maximum tour size: 10.) Value: $250


Unique Experiences 720 Two Tickets to the Opera from Opera North, Lebanon, NH With these tickets from Opera North, you and a guest can enjoy opening night for one of two amazing shows. South Pacific tells the tale of an American nurse stationed at a U.S. Naval base during World War II who falls in love with an expatriate French plantation owner. Simultaneously, a U.S. lieutenant finds himself inextricably lost in the sensual allure of the South Pacific and a beautiful native girl. The Opera includes the unforgettable song “Some Enchanted Evening,” considered to be the most popular of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s compositions. Sung in English with a full orchestra and outstanding cast, the audience will be taken on a musical journey to paradise! In your second option, Metropolitan Opera singer Kathleen Kim stars in the title role of Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor. Lucia is caught in the middle of a feud between her family and the man she adores. Complete with secret rendezvous, political intrigue, a duel at dawn, and the most famous mad scene in opera, Lucia di Lammermoor remains Donizetti’s masterpiece, providing an exhilarating operatic event not to be missed. Sung in Italian with projected English translation. (Opening night for South Pacific is Saturday, August 3. Opening night for Lucia di Lammermoor is Tuesday, August 6.) Value: $144

721 New London Barn Playhouse: 2 Season Subscriptions from New London Barn Playhouse, New London, NH The New London Barn Playhouse is New Hampshire’s oldest continually operating summer-stock theater. Featuring a cast of emerging artists and accomplished professionals, the New London Barn is an unmatched theater experience. Two season subscriptions allow you to enjoy the same seats for each of five musicals, one play, and Intern Idols! The 2013 season includes: The Student Prince, The Music Man, Singing in the Rain, Laughter on the 23rd Floor, Les Miserables, A Legendary Romance, and New London Barn Intern Idols! Value: $448


Unique Experiences 722 Northern Stage: Season Tickets for Two from Northern Stage, WRJ, VT Northern Stage enters its sixteenth season of inspiring professional theater with an exciting line-up of shows that will propel you into new worlds of comedy, drama, and music. Don't miss a single minute of the action, because when the curtain goes up, the fun begins! These two season tickets (side section) entitle you and a companion to seven great evenings of laughter and excitement at Northern Stage. Details about the 2013-2014 season should be available on Auction Night. (For new subscribers only; seats based on availability. Book subscription by 8/31/13.) Value: $516

723 Bagel Baking from The Metro Bakery & Cafe, Hanover, NH Metro Bakery & Cafe is a European inspired bakery that specializes in American comfort food. All of their food is prepared by hand daily, from scratch, featuring the freshest ingredients. You and three friends will join chef Denise Anderson for an evening of baking. You'll learn Denise's secrets for making perfect bagels (and make enough to take some home), and use some of the bagel dough to create flatbread pizza. Denise will provide all of the materials you need for a fun evening. (Arrange a mutually agreeable date with donor, Tuesdays or Wednesdays preferred.) Value: $200

724 Leadership Coaching from Kate Hilton, Lyme, NH This 1-hour coaching session, titled "Develop Your Narrative: How To Motivate Others to Join You in Action," will introduce you to the art of public narrative. Learn to use your story to motivate and recruit others to join you in action! Kate B. Hilton, JD, MTS, is the Director of ReThink Health Organizing, and a Principal in Practice for Leading Change at the Hauser Center for Nonprofit Organizations at Harvard University. She designs campaigns, teaches organizing and leadership skills, and strategizes with leadership teams to take action. Value: $150


Unique Experiences 725 Admission Consulting from North Star Admissions Consulting, Hanover, NH Two hours of expert admissions consulting with Karen Marks, president and founder of North Star Admissions Consulting. The time can be used to help candidates for college or business school. Services include help with school selection, essays, interviews and more. Karen was formerly the Associate Director of Admissions at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth, and has also evaluated applications for Dartmouth's undergraduate admissions office. For more information please visit Value: $500


Getaways 801 Global Rescue Travel Insurance from Global Rescue, Boston, MA Are you planning to travel abroad in the next year? Global Rescue's mission is to provide the highest quality medical, security, transport, and other critical services for their members anytime, anywhere in the world. Global Rescue operates by a simple credo: "If you need us, we'll be there". This 1-Year Individual Membership Medical Coverage with Global Rescue includes: - Medical consultations in English by world-class physicians - Deployable medical, security, and rescue teams - Field rescues for members who need hospitalization but can't get to a hospital - Paramedics and healthcare professionals deployable around the world - Evacuation and transfer services on medically equipped helicopters, jets and commercial aircraft - Medical Transport to member choice of home country hospital - Aircraft can be launched in as little as 90 minutes - Emergency message relay to family members - Local physician and dentist locator services - Services available 365 days per year, 24 hours per day Value: $329

802 Overnight in the Mad River Valley from Lareau Farm Inn, Waitsfield, VT Enjoy a 1 night stay at Lareau Farm Inn, home of the original American Flatbread restaurant. Your stay includes preferential seating on the waiting list at the restaurant adjacent to the Inn, and a scrumptious farmhouse breakfast. Wonderful as a romantic retreat, or for families with children and pets! Located in the heart of the Mad River Valley with hiking, skiing, snow shoeing, cycling and mountain biking. Based on room availability. Value: $150


Getaways 803 Overnight at The Essex from The Essex, Essex Junction, VT Nestled in the panoramic Green Mountains, The Essex provides gracious hospitality in charming Essex Junction, VT, minutes from downtown Burlington. The Essex’s guest rooms will provide you with a haven of relaxation and comfort—treat yourself to the distinctive character and inviting warmth of the area’s only AAA Four-Diamond resort. You’ll enjoy one night’s accommodations in a Traditional Guest Room for two people. (Guest will be charged a $25 service fee at check-in. Subject to hotel availability; blackout dates apply. Expires 5/31/2014.) Value: $269

804 Common Man Overnight from The Common Man Inn & Restaurant, Claremont, NH The Common Man Inn & Restaurant in Claremont, NH, located on the banks of the Sugar River, invites you to stop "inn" for an uncommon lodging and hospitality experience! When you enjoy a one-night stay at the Common Man Inn, you’ll know you're someplace special, original and fun. Located in two historic renovated mill buildings, amenities include 35 unique rooms and suites with river and mountain views, fireplaces in several guest rooms, pet-friendly rooms, a business center, free Wi-Fi, complimentary continental breakfast, relaxing hot tub and a fitness center. (Does not expire. Date restrictions may apply; subject to room availability. Must mention gift card when making reservation.) Value: $120

805 The Inns & Spa at Mill Falls Overnight from The Inns & Spa at Mill Falls, Meredith, NH Spend your next getaway at New Hampshire’s most magnificent four-season lakeside destination—The Inns & Spa at Mill Falls on beautiful Lake Winnipesaukee. Stroll along the water’s edge. Explore the quaint village streets. Snuggle by a cozy fire. Dip your feet into the cool lake water, or just let them dangle in the afternoon sun. The choice is yours. Luxury and relaxation await your arrival. You are invited for one night’s accommodation at any of their four inns. (Valid Sunday through Thursday evenings. Not valid in July, August or October, or during any holiday/special event time periods. Expires 5/31/2014.) Value: $250


Getaways 806 Moosilauke Ravine Lodge Overnight from Outdoor Programs Office, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH The Moosilauke Ravine Lodge was raised up in the late 1930s to serve some of the nation’s earliest competitive skiing. Today, the Lodge provides a destination for the area and the Upper Valley community, and will be your destination for a family overnight stay. The Lodge is a wonderful place to bring budding outdoor enthusiasts on their first adventures—with the promise of a hot shower, a hearty meal, and a cozy bed at day’s end. The main room has a huge fireplace, comfortable chairs, and offers tranquil midweek evenings by the fire. Weekends often include special events, such as music, storytelling, dances, or presentations. It is a rustic place, yet the crew makes it feel homey, serving up homemade breakfast and dinner every day, including fresh baked breads and cakes. Grand porches offer inspiring views of the Moosilauke Ridge. Two adults and two children will enjoy dinner, overnight accommodations, and breakfast: mid-May to mid-October. (Use in 2013 season, subject to availability. Expires on closing day, 2014.) Value: $235

807 Beantown Getaway from Anne Brainerd, Cambridge, MA Plan a weekend in the city, and stay for two nights at this welcoming two-bedroom Cambridge apartment. It’s close to Harvard’s campus and all that Cambridge has to offer. You can walk to the T for quick access to downtown Boston—ideal for enjoying theater, symphony, and sports events! (Available Friday evening through Sunday afternoon; arrange dates with donor; one double, one single bedroom.) Value: $350

808 Vermont by Bicycle from Discovery Bicycle Tours, Woodstock, VT Discovery Bicycle Tours has been leading inn-to-inn bicycle tours for 37 years. This certificate allows you to get two tours for the price of one. Choose from any of their 3-day/2-night bike tours in Vermont: North Hero/Champlain Islands, Norwich Inn, October Country Inn, or Shoreham Inn. Subject to availability, so register early! (Expires 11/1/2013) Value: $595


Getaways 809 Lake Willoughby Labor Day Getaway from Stephen Plume and Martha McDaniel, WRJ, VT Reminiscent of a Norwegian fjord, Lake Willoughby is simply breathtaking! What better place to spend Labor Day weekend than in a cabin next to its crystal clear water. Enjoy a twobedroom, fully equipped housekeeping cabin with a stunning view and dock. The bedrooms each have a double bed, and the cabin features a fully equipped kitchen. Spend the weekend swimming, fishing, hiking, or relaxing! (Available Friday, August 31, through Monday, September 3; alternate dates possible, depending on availability; contact donor to schedule; please bring your own linens and leave no food behind.) Value: $400

810 Boothbay Harbor Getaway from David and Mary Otto, Norwich, VT Break away from your everyday life with a great vacation in this lovely log cabin in Boothbay Harbor, Maine! The cabin, built in 1925 and pictured in the book “Rusticators in Sprucewood: Preserving the Legacy”, has a great room, an eatin kitchen, three bedrooms, and a porch. The bedrooms are furnished with a queen bed, two twins, and a bunk set, to accommodate up to six people. The property includes 200 feet of ocean frontage, a deep-water dock, a canoe, and two-person kayak, plus access to a sand beach. The area offers hiking, biking, deep-sea fishing, whale watching, local museums, and plenty of other vacation activities. According to the Ottos, “Boothbay Harbor is an active vacation town, but you wouldn't know it from our cabin.” You'll have the best of both worlds! (July 13–20, 2013, Saturday through Saturday stay; nonsmokers only; pets negotiable.) Value: $2,300

811 Hanover Inn Overnight from The Hanover Inn at Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH Treat your next out of town guest with the best accommodations in the Upper Valley (besides your home, of course!) The Hanover Inn’s picturesque location has been home to lodging establishments since 1780 and is a member of the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s Historic Hotels of America. This certificate is good for a one night stay with breakfast for two. Value: $200


Getaways 812 New York Without the Hassle from Cape Air/Nantucket Airlines, Hyannis, MA Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s great to be so close to the Big Apple, but who wants to deal with the hassle of city traffic and the expense of parking? Next time you go to the big city, avoid the fuss and fly! Cape Air will fly you and a companion from Lebanon, NH, to White Plains, NY, where complimentary ground transportation will take you directly to mid-town Manhattan. Round trip tickets for two. Value: $638

813 Spread Your Wings! from JetBlue, Boston, MA Sometimes you just need to get away. Escape to the destination of your choice with two travel vouchers for JetBlue Airlines. You can go anywhere that JetBlue flies in the continental U.S. from either Burlington or Boston. Value: $900 Fine Print: Travel is valid for one (1) year from auction date, blackout dates may apply, and redeemed travel is subject to availability and seats may not be available on all flights. Additional instructions for use may be found on the Travel Certificates. The winner is responsible for any additional fees per person, per flight, which include but are not limited to taxes, change fees, and inflight services.


Getaways 814 Napa Valley Epicurean Adventure from Winspire Rob and Nini Meyer, Lyme, NH Cooking Class, Wine Train, Olive Oil Tour & Tasting, and Meritage Resort and Spa 3-Night Stay for 2 Suggested Retail Value: Priceless This Experience Includes: • Napa Valley cooking class and farmers market tour with “Cooking with Julie” Cooking School, including a private wine tasting and 3-course lunch for 2 • 3-hour gourmet dinner for 2 on the Napa Valley Wine Train • Private tour and tasting for 2 at Talcott Olive Oil Estate in Napa • 3-night stay in a standard guest room at the Meritage Resort and Spa in Napa Valley • Complimentary booking Cooking with Julie Cooking School You and your guest will join Julie Logue-Riordan, CCP, for an insider's look at Napa Valley's culinary scene, as she takes you on an intimate tour of farmers markets in Napa Valley, including a private wine tasting, followed by a small group cooking class and lunch at Julie’s home in Napa. From May through October, you will enjoy the morning at a farmers market meeting the farmers, browsing and sampling your way through the stalls of magnificent produce, olive oil and artisan cheeses with Julie. The Napa and St. Helena’s farmers markets offer the season's finest and freshest local produce, fish, meat, cheese and other artisan products. From November through April, you will visit the Oxbow Public Market located in the "up and coming" Oxbow District of downtown Napa, and perfectly situated along the Napa River and Napa River Trail. The mostly indoor 40,000-square-foot public market boasts a mix of gourmet purveyors and local eateries. You will also have time to buy some to bring home or for a picnic during your stay in Napa. Next, visit a winery or wine bar in Napa for a private tasting to select the perfect wines to pair with your meal. Afterwards, continue on to Julie’s home kitchen in Napa, where you will don your apron and turn your bounty into a wonderful wine country feast, cooking with other students eager to learn about Napa Valley's legendary foods and celebrated wines. Lunch is then served alfresco on the terrace. Julie is a Certified Culinary Professional and has been teaching for more than 20 years. She was classically trained by some of the world's most accomplished French Masters, is a graduate of L'Academie de Cuisine in Maryland, and has taken numerous classes at the CIA-Greystone as well as around the world. NOTE: Farmers Market Tours are offered May through October on Tuesdays (Napa) and Fridays (St. Helena). From November through April, visits to Oxbow Public Market are scheduled on Tuesdays and Fridays. Wine tastings, hands-on participation cooking classes (maximum of 9 students) and three-course lunch are offered year-round. Includes “Cooking with Julie” logo apron and recipe booklet. Napa Valley Wine Train Enjoy a leisurely 3-hour journey for two along the 36-mile round-trip between the historic town of Napa through one of the world's most famous wine valleys to the quaint village of St. Helena and back. Enjoy a freshly prepared gourmet lunch or dinner as you view the vineyards and wineries from any of the vintage 1915-1917 Pullman Dining rail cars which have been lavishly restored. Award-winning Executive Chef, Kelly Macdonald uses only the freshest seasonal ingredients, earth friendly produce, humanely raised meats and line caught fish to prepare a meal that equals the best restaurants of Napa Valley. During spring and summer months, the long, warm, California twilight means that the vineyard views of the Napa Valley are bathed in beautiful golden sunlight for most of your journey. Or


Getaways travel during the fall or winter months, when the train departs at sunset, and experience the romance and adventure of an antique train traveling through the darkness of night. Talcott Olive Oil Estate, Napa Enjoy a private tour and tasting for two with Dr. James and Patricia Talcott, as they welcome you to Talcott Carneros Olive Ranch. Begin with a flute of Proseco before you are guided on a comprehensive tour and discussion of olive trees and oil production. Upon returning from the grove, you will be welcomed into the Talcott’s private home to experience an exclusive award winning olive oil taste sensation. The finishing touch features artisan French Vanilla Bean ice cream dressed with Talcott Olive Oil, sea salt and ground black pepper. Nestled in the rolling hills of Napa’s Carneros region, the 3,000 olive trees on the Talcott Carneros Estate are organically farmed and include only the richest, most delightful Tuscan varietals. With just the right amount of cool breezes, Napa Valley sunshine and California rain, this year’s harvest has been recognized as one of the finest olive oils available. In 2012, Talcott Extra Virgin Olive Oil earned a Gold Medal from the California Olive Oil Council. This olive oil will delight the palate and impress the most savvy of foodies. The Meritage Resort and Spa (Napa) Enjoy a 3-night stay in a standard guest room including daily continental breakfast for two. Lavish guestrooms include features such as plush beds, marble baths, and plasma TVs. Located at the southern tip of Napa Valley in the Carneros region near where Napa and Sonoma meet, the Meritage Resort and Spa is situated on an eleven-acre private vineyard and offers an experience like no other for wine enthusiasts. The resort opened an immense cave of 20,000 square feet in Spring 2007, carved in the hillside under Napa’s famous Grape Crusher statue. The Estate Wine Cave features wine country’s only underground full service Spa Terra, the Trinitas Tasting Room, and the Entertainment Cave available for private dinners and weddings; all built underground with artisan stone, tile, and woodwork. The Meritage Bar features regional wine selections and signature cocktails in a setting of rich, polished wood and romantic lighting. Daily resort fee is included in this package. Resort fee includes a bottle of wine, bottled water and soft drinks, local calls, business center and fitness center, wireless internet, self parking, shuttle to golf courses and evening shuttle to downtown Napa. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Must be booked a minimum of 60 days in advance. Reservations are subject to availability. Certificates cannot be replaced if lost, stolen or destroyed. All purchases are non-refundable. Packages cannot be resold. Ground transportation is not included unless where specified. NOTE FROM THE MONTSHIRE: This package is being purchased through Winspire. Any amount above the minimum bid provides support for the Museum. The cost is partially offset by the generous support of Rob and Nini Meyer.


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Dining Out 901 3 Guys Basement BBQ from 3 Guys Basement BBQ, Hanover, NH 3 Guys brings you the best of American Comfort Food. From dry rubbed and smoked chicken wings and crispy fried pickles to hand pulled pork and oyster po boys, your cravings will be satisfied. They make EVERYTHING from scratch and locally source their ingredients. Enjoy the dedication of their talented culinary team led by Chef Brent Battis. Value: $25

902 Angkor Wat from Angkor Wat Restaurant, Woodstock, VT Chy Tuckerman was born and raised until the age of 14 in Cambodia. In 1997, he moved to Woodstock, VT, where he baked at the local Mt. Creamery for a little over 10 years. Chy has a wealth of experience cooking in many different styles, among his favorites is authentic Asian cuisine. He has spent the last three years at Angkor Wat perfecting his menu, which fuses together some of his Cambodian and Thai favorites with his own unique flavors. Value: $35

903 Ariana’s Restaurant—Dinner for Four from Ariana’s Restaurant, Orford, NH Ariana’s offers a range of menu choices to please any palate! Chef Martin Murphy has a passion for using fresh, seasonal, high-quality ingredients. The menu changes often, and the atmosphere is casual. Enjoy an all-inclusive dinner for four. (Reservations recommended. Closed Tuesdays and Sundays.) Value: $300

904 Candela Tapas Lounge from Candela, Hanover, NH Be one of the first to try Hanover’s newest restaurant, Candela Tapas Lounge. Located in the former Rosey Jeke’s Cafe space, Candela will feature tapas, the small dishes popular in bars in Spain, with Spanish and Latin American entrees and Spanish wines. Dine inside or on the patio. Value: $50


Dining Out 905 Colatina Exit from Colatina Exit, Bradford, VT This Italian wood-oven trattoria and pub features pizza, pasta, fresh seafood, and hand-cut steaks in a relaxed atmosphereâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; all that youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll require for a wonderful evening out! Value: $50

906 The Flying Goose Brew Pub & Grille from The Flying Goose Brew Pub & Grille, New London, NH The Flying Goose is known for its award-winning, handcrafted beers, pub-style menu, and views of Mt. Kearsarge. In 2011, they became the first solar-powered brewery in New Hampshire! Enjoy lunch or dinner with this gift certificate. Value: $30

907 Gusanoz Mexican Restaurant from Gusanoz Mexican Restaurant, Lebanon, NH In the Upper Valley, Gusanoz means authentic Mexican cuisine in a warm, comfortable setting. In this family-run restaurant, all food is prepared from scratch. Visit their Lebanon location for lunch or dinner. (Three $20 discount certificates; gratuity not included; balance is void and will be forfeited if bill is less than $20; no face value. Expires 2/1/2014.) Value: $60

908 Hen of the Wood from Hen of the Wood, Waterbury, VT Hen of the Wood features a warm inviting atmosphere, a historic and visually appealing setting, seamless service and most importantly outstanding wine and beautiful food. Recognized in Gourmet, Food & Wine, Yankee, and The New York Times, chef Eric Warnstedt has been a James Beard Best Chef Northeast Finalist for the past two years. This meal is well worth the drive! Value: $100


Dining Out 909 The Inn at Pleasant Lake—Dinner for Two from The Inn at Pleasant Lake, New London, NH Experience dinner at the Inn where Chef Brian MacKenzie, a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, develops each evening’s menu with an emphasis on flavor, balance, texture, and appearance using the freshest ingredients. (Reservations are required, closed Mondays and Tuesdays. Does not include tax, gratuity, or beverages. Expires May 3, 2014.) Value: $116

910 Jake’s from Jake’s Market & Deli, Lebanon, NH Jake’s Coffee, Lebanon, NH Jake's Market & Deli and Jake’s Coffee Company are the perfect destinations for food on the run! Stop by the Market & Deli to pickup a breakfast sandwich, some Muriel’s Donuts, or a burger and fries. Head over to Jake’s Coffee Company for a great sandwich and coffee and experience the convenience of the drive thru. Value: $50

911 The Jewel of India Restaurant from The Jewel of India Restaurant, Hanover, NH The Jewel of India features a complete selection of your favorite Indian foods. Indulge in a meal of Kababs, Curries, or Tandoori with this gift certificate. Value: $25

912 The Lebanon Diner from The Lebanon Diner, Lebanon, NH Find us on Facebook The Lebanon Diner is a classic 1950’s style diner. Serving breakfast and lunch made with fresh, local ingredients, the Diner has quickly become a favorite with customers since it opened in October 2011. Comfort food at its best! Value: $25

913 Lou’s from Lou’s Restaurant and Bakery, Hanover, NH A Hanover institution since 1947, Lou’s features great baked goodies, an awesome waitstaff, and a satisfying menu of breakfast and lunch dishes. Go soon, with this gift certificate in hand! Value: $50 65

Dining Out 914 Lui Lui from Lui Lui, West Lebanon, NH Lui Lui is an award-winning Wood Fired Brick Oven Pizza and Pasta restaurant serving classic homemade Italian food. From the moment you walk through the door you can smell the goodness. Use this certificate to have a seat at the bar and enjoy a specialty cocktail, or go with a large group and enjoy an Italian Family Style Feast. Everything on the menu is available for takeout. Value: $25

915 The Lyme Innâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;Sunday Brunch for 10 from The Lyme Inn, Lyme, NH

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Enjoy Sunday Brunch for 10 at The Lyme Inn! Newly renovated, The Lyme Inn has been serving locals and travelers for more than 200 years. Experience the beauty and charm of their award winning restaurant. Tantalize your palette with locally sourced culinary creations. Whatever the occasion, the Lyme Inn is a perfect destination. Check out their Facebook page!! (Price does not include alcohol, tax or service. Subject to availability, date restrictions do apply.) Value: $350

916 Market Table from Market Table, Norwich, VT Head to Hanover for dinner for two at Market Table, the newest restaurant and retail store by Allechante Bakery, Cafe and Fine Foods Catering. Market Table recently opened on South Main Street in Hanover, and features a comfortable dining room serving foods made fresh on the premises morning, noon, and night. Enjoy locally produced foods from area farms such as McNamara Dairy, Echo Hill Farm, Your Farm, Killdeer Farm, Hogwash Farm, Gypsy Meadow, Edgewater Farm, Luna Bleu Farm, and more. (Reservations recommended; alcohol not included.) Value: $100


Dining Out 917 Mickey’s Roadside Café from Mickey’s Roadside Café, Enfield, NH Cruise on down to Mickey’s Roadside Café for some good American cooking in a comfortable atmosphere. Whether picking up a delicious pizza at the drive-up window, dining inside, or enjoying a catered Down East Lobster Bake, Mickey’s is the place for you. They are committed to providing comfortable, healthy and affordable dining using fresh and local ingredients. Use these “Roadside Cash” certificates for a sit-down meal, take-out, or at the ice cream counter. Value: $60

918 Murphy’s on the Green from Murphy’s on the Green, Hanover, NH Appealing to the ‘localvore’ movement of eating and purchasing food within 100 miles of your location, Murphy’s on the Green in Hanover purchases almost all of its meat, produce, dairy and bread products from Upper Valley farms and purveyors. Murphy’s has become a Hanover institution of legendary proportions, and is known for its innovation and gastronomic excellence. It’s also the top-rated restaurant in the area on Trip Advisor. Come to Murphy’s for dinner with this gift certificate and experience their fresh approach to food and fun in a polished, casual atmosphere. Value: $25

919 Norwich Inn—Dinner for Six from The Norwich Inn, Norwich, VT

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Do you love to entertain, but hate to do the dishes? This package is for you! Gather five friends and head over to the Norwich Inn—the extensive menu and selection of Jasper Murdoch ales is sure to please your taste buds. And you can dine in homelike comfort in either the Dining Room, Pub, Outdoor Patio, or Terrace. (Two-course dinner for six. Alcoholic beverages and gratuity not included. Expires 5/4/2014.) Value: $250


Dining Out 920 Orient Restaurant from Orient Restaurant, Hanover, NH Offering a modern twist on authentic Chinese and Japanese food, Orient features Chinese favorites and a variety of sushi. Use this gift certificate for lunch, dinner, or a party platter. Value: $50

921 Prohibition Pig from Prohibition Pig, Waterbury, VT Beer, barbeque, and burgers. Prohibition Pig serves some of the finest craft beers on tap from around the country. Pair with Duck Fat Fries, a Dirty South burger, or a Chopped Pork BBQ sandwich, and you’ve got an amazing meal. And be sure to leave room for a Duck Fat Zeppole or Pain Perdu. Value: $50

922 Salubre Trattoria from Salubre Trattoria, Hanover, NH Experience a little bit of Italy in Hanover. Enjoy an extensive lunch and dinner menu of classic Italian food in an intimate atmosphere. Value: $25

923 Tio Juan’s Margaritas Mexican Restaurant from Tio Juan’s Margaritas Mexican Restaurant and Watering Hole, Lebanon, NH Bienvenidos a Margaritas, featuring authentically delicious food and drinks made fresh to order daily. Art and furnishings are handcrafted in Mexico. For family, friends and community, the fiesta starts here. It’s like being in Mexico without getting on a plane! These two Gracias Cards are each good for one appetizer and two mouthwatering Mexican entrees. Muy delicioso! (Good for dine-in use only. No change given. Cannot be combined with any other promotion, coupon, or offer. Cannot be used for alcohol, tax, retail items, or gratuity.) Value: $80


Dining Out 924 Tip Top Café from Tip Top Café, WRJ, VT Enjoy a candle light dinner at Tip Top Café in White River Junction, a sophisticated and upbeat American bistro. Named as one of “Vermont’s Best Bargains” in 2010 by Yankee Magazine’s “Best of New England,” you’ll enjoy an incredible meal by Chef Eric Hartling, who specializes in simple but creative comfort food with a twist, at real bistro prices. Gracious, attentive service will highlight your evening out. Remember to eat well, eat local, and most of all—eat often! Value: $75

925 Wicked Awesome BBQ from Wicked Awesome BBQ, Norwich, VT At Wicked Awesome BBQ, chef David McInnis believes in cooking BBQ long and slow. He starts with a house made dry rub, then smokes pulled pork for 10 hours over a variety of hard wood and fruit peels to get its signature smoky flavors, basting with root beer. Ribs are given almost the same treatment, except they’re basted in apple juice and slow smoked until the meat literally falls off the bone. Chicken drumsticks are rubbed with house made maple dry rub, then are grilled and finally slightly steamed for the most amazing chicken you’ve ever had. Value: $50

926 The Worthy Burger from The Worthy Burger, South Royalton, VT The Worthy Burger is quickly gaining a reputation for the best burgers and beer in Vermont. Their selection of local craft beers, burgers made from grass-fed beef and free-range chicken, and their housemade condiments are sure to win your loyalty. Enjoy this $25 gift certificate, large t-shirt, and two Worthy Glasses. Value: $53


Entertaining 1001 King Arthur Certificate from King Arthur Flour, Norwich, VT Baker’s of the world rejoice! King Arthur Flour has a national reputation for high-quality baking products and is recognized as an essential baking resource by food writers, cookbook authors, top chefs, and culinary personalities alike. Use this gift card to take a baking class, enjoy some of King Arthur’s amazing breads and treats, or pick up the best in kitchen tools and baking supplies. Value: $150

1002 Not Just for Thanksgiving! from Co-op Food Stores, Hanover, NH Hogwash Farm, Norwich, VT Turkey is delicious year round, especially when it’s an organic, pasture-raised turkey from Hogwash Farm in Norwich. Paired with a gift certificate from Co-op Food Stores, you’ll have everything you need to give thanks for a great meal! (Hogwash Farm gift certificate expires 6/30/2013.) Value: $155

1003 Farm Stand Favorites from Bakewell, Norwich, VT Killdeer Farm, Norwich, VT One of the highlights of the summer months are the great farm stands and markets. Two favorites are located right on Route 5 in Norwich: Killdeer Farm and the Norwich Farmer’s Market. Stop at Killdeer and choose your favorites from the selection of fresh, seasonal vegetables. Then head to Susan Zak’s booth at the Norwich Farmers Market to pick your favorite Bakewell treats, whether they are canelés or macarons. (Killdeer gift certificate expires 10/31/2013.) Value: $75


Entertaining 1004 Good Morning Sunshine from Dirt Cowboy Café, Hanover, NH Wake to the scent of freshly-brewed gourmet coffee and start your morning off right. Dirt Cowboy Café will supply the beans. Voted the “Best Gourmet Coffee Shop” in our region for seven consecutive years, they know coffee. Use this certificate to take home five pounds of your choice of coffee, one pound at a time or all at once. Dirt Cowboy will be happy to grind them to order for you. (For coffee selections valued up to $12/lb.) Value: $60

1005 Breakfast! from Stone Arch Bakery, Lebanon, NH Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Waterbury, VT Breakfast is the most important meal of the day! Wake to the scent of freshly brewed coffee and toasted bagels for the next six months. Stone Arch Bakery will provide one dozen bagels and cream cheese of your choice each month. Two bags of Green Mountain Coffee® Fair Trade Organic House Blend will keep your cup full. (Bagel certificate expires six months from first use.) Value: $74

1006 Homemade Pie Heaven from Jennifer Rickards, Etna, NH What's better than a homemade pie? Four homemade pies, delivered to your door, that are guaranteed to make your family or dinner guests ooh and aah. Choose from pecan, apple, pumpkin, and more. The winning bidder will receive one pie per month for four months. Dates and pie types to be determined in advance with the donor. Use by May 2014. Value: $150


Entertaining 1007 A Year of Flowers from Valley Flower Company, WRJ, VT A bouquet of flowers has the power to brighten a room, lift the spirits, and add a splash of sunshine and joy to your life! Each month, all year long, one bouquet or plant will be delivered to your doorstep. The presence of flowers has been shown to trigger happiness and life satisfaction—this is truly a gift that keeps on giving. (Arrange times and dates with Valley Flower Company; does not include delivery. May be used monthly for 12 months or as a running total.) Value: $450

1008 College Supplies Gift Certificate from College Supplies, Hanover, NH College Supplies has the best selection of gifts, stationary, and office needs in Hanover. Choose from cards for special occasions, party supplies, toys, candles, and more! Value: $50

1009 Gourmet Dinner for Eight from Carolyn and Peter Mertz, Hanover, NH

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Carolyn and Peter Mertz invite you to their Hanover home and dining room for a gourmet dinner. Carolyn’s culinary skills are legendary, wines are carefully selected, and your party of eight will enjoy a fabulous meal. (Schedule a mutually agreeable date with the donors.) Value: $800

1010 Pasture-raised and Farm Fresh from Walpole Valley Farms, Walpole, NH Sustainable, humane farming practices are at the root of Walpole Valley Farms’ endeavors. Raising grass-fed beef, slowgrowing pasture-raised chickens, heritage turkeys, grass-fed lamb and pasture-raised pork, they provide delicious local meats and eggs. Use this gift certificate to choose your favorites. Value: $50


Entertaining 1011 Party Catering or Rental from Blood’s Catering & Party Rental, WRJ, VT www. Blood’s is one-stop shopping for catering and rentals. For events from clambakes and barbecues to reunions and weddings, with everything from tents and risers to chairs and tables to china and glassware, Blood’s can help. Call on them— with this certificate in hand—for your next party need, whether it’s cocktails for 30 or a buffet for 100. Value: $300

1012 Cocktails and Dessert from Jay Heinrichs, Orange, NH Umpleby’s Bakery & Cafe, Hanover, NH All you need for a great party—a specialty cocktail and an amazing dessert! The winning bidder will have a cocktail tailored to the personality—and named after—anyone he or she designates. Jay Heinrichs, the world's first and only Psychographic Mixologist, will gather information about the designee, invent a brand-new appropriate drink, and serve it at your party! The package includes: - Original cocktail, suited to the personality and tastes of the designee. - Framed, witty recipe with a picture of the cocktail named after the designee. - Premium alcohol and the best ingredients. - Drinks and service at a party of up to 50 people. Then add an amazing dessert from Umpleby’s. Using only the best ingredients, chef Charles Umpleby strives for great food, beautiful surroundings, a happy staff and happy customers. Choose from Lemon Delicious, Raspberry Exquisite, Passion Cake, Mocha Joe, and more! Serves 16 people; please order two days in advance to ensure availability. Value: $545


Entertaining 1013 Wine Tasting Experience from Norwich Wines & Spirits, Norwich, VT Find us on Facebook

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This will be a truly extraordinary wine-tasting experience. Peter Rutledge, proprietor of Norwich Wines & Spirits, will host an expertly-guided blind tasting for you and up to a dozen friends at your home. Peter is incredibly knowledgeable, entertaining, and well-respected for his wine expertise. He will recommend the wines and provide all appropriate glassware. The package includes $200 worth of wines for the event. All you need to do is issue invitations! (Arrange a mutually agreeable date with donor; use before 12/31/2013.) Value: $700

1014 Private Wine Tasting from The Wine Crate, Hanover, NH

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Gather nine of your friends for a private wine tasting at the Wine Crate on Main Street in Hanover, NH. Wine appeals to a variety of drinkers, each with his or her own preferred tastes. The Wine Crateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s expert staff will help you and your friends discover yours! You and your guests will be guided through a private, after hours tasting of six different wines ($20$30/bottle) accompanied by a selection of cheeses. (Expires 12/31/2013.) Value: $400

1015 Lunch is Served from Everything But Anchovies, Hanover, NH

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Make lunch your favorite meal of the day! Invite your friends and enjoy a catered lunch from EBAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s at your home. The menu features: - Grilled romaine salad with blood oranges, gorgonzola, and toasted walnuts with a citrus vinaigrette - Salmon with lemon beurre blanc - Stuffed chicken with spinach and feta cheese - Long grain wild rice - Green beans with citrus butter - Cheesecake with fresh berries (Delivery Included. Lunch must be booked in advance by contacting Danielle. Menu may be altered, but value may not exceed $175 inclusively for ten people. Excludes holiday periods.) Value: $175


Entertaining 1016 Play that Funky Music from Jake Governo and Jacob Blaine, Plainfield, NH

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The next time you host a party, you’ll have your own personal DJs! These two disc jockeys will work with you to customize musical entertainment to fit your party audience or theme. Jake and Jacob will supply lights and their own equipment for three hours of music. (Will drive up to 1.5 hours from Hanover, NH. Expires 5/3/2014.) Value: $650

1017 Nespresso® Pixie Coffee Maker from Main Street Kitchens, Hanover, NH Artfully designed, this Nespresso® Pixie is one of the fastest, most energy-efficient single cup coffee makers. Additional features include: auto power-off after 9 minutes, backlit LED water level detection indicators, smart alert system that lets you know when there's almost no water left, steel handle and aluminum side panels. Value: $229

1018 Marble ‘Lazy Susan’ from Shaker Hill Granite Company, Enfield, NH This beautiful marble turntable server will complement any kitchen. Measuring 17” in diameter, this “Lazy Susan” will be a workhorse in your kitchen, organizing condiments on kitchen countertops, serving as an elegant, heat resistant serving platter or a cheese board, perfect for both casual or formal dining. Every piece of marble has its own unique color; this classic white piece has gray inclusions and is sure to enhance the style and function of your kitchen. Value: $250

1019 Mangia! Mangia! from Board & Basket, West Lebanon, NH Founded in 1850, Emile Henry has established a worldwide reputation for manufacturing the finest quality ceramic ovenware, gourmet cooking products, and bakeware products. This 2.5 qt. lasagna dish will cook your meal evenly, and can be transferred directly from freezer to oven. This package includes a $50 gift certificate from Board & Basket, so you can add another piece to your Emile Henry collection, or choose from Board and Basket’s wide selection of cookware, bakeware, tableware, tools and gadgets. Value: $102 75

Entertaining 1020 Chicken Covered Dish from Liz Quackenbush, State College, PA Nature and the environment provide rich sources for Liz Quackenbush’s work as a potter. Her pieces capture a sense of whimsy, and are easily recognizable for their beautiful and elaborate decoration. Value: $450

1021 Providence Centerpiece Bowl from Simon Pearce, Windsor, VT For your next dinner party, add some unconventional appeal with this Centerpiece Bowl by Simon Pearce. Marked by asymmetrical lines, cool fluidity, and intriguing angles, it’s right at home in a contemporary dining area. Measures 21” x 8” x 3”. Value: $425

1022 Rectangular Serving Tray from Bruce Murray, Potter, Bradford, VT Bruce Murray’s work has been exhibited in several museum shows and is treasured by collectors from all over the world. Equally functional and beautiful, this tray is food and microwave safe, but would make an attractive decoration as well. Glazed in summery shades of celery, tangerine, peach, black and white, this piece measures 3.5" high by 18.5" x 12.5". Value: $350

1023 ShackletonThomas Square Serving Platter from ShackletonThomas, Bridgewater, VT This 9.5" square serving platter was hand formed in ShackletonThomas’ Vermont studio, and the decoration freehand drawn and carved by their team of talented potters. The bowl has been decorated with their Rabbit design which is a symbol of providence, optimism, immortality and fertility. The rabbit is considered cunning and able to escape bad luck. The combination of their signature Black Carved glaze and stoneware clay makes this piece microwave, oven and dishwasher safe. Value: $185


 Home & Garden 1024 Farmhouse Placemats from J.K. Adams Company, Dorset, VT J.K. Adams kitchen products are nationally known for their fine New England craftsmanship. This set of four wooden Farmhouse Placemats is whimsical and practical. Each is engraved with a different baby farm animal in Baltic birch with a lacquer finish, offering easy clean up with a damp cloth. All are made by J.K. Adams Company in Dorset, VT. Value: $108

1025 Cast Iron Vase from Scott Gordon, Norwich, VT, Scott Gordon’s designs incorporate industrial materials with minimalism to create objects of simple beauty and form. Using reclaimed timbers and repurposed steel, each piece is built and finished by hand with earth-friendly oils and waxes. This blackened, cast iron vase has been uniquely crafted for the Montshire Museum Auction, and is part of a new series of functional sculptural objects being developed for interior design. 11.5” tall. Value: $200

1026 Flowers Pinot Noir Vertical I from Patrick and Kristine McDevitt, Hanover, NH Experience three vintages of Pinot Noir from Flowers Vineyard and Winery on the Sonoma coast. The maritime breezes and coastal fog cool the vineyards during the heat of summer allowing fruit to fully mature with fresh, complex flavors and lively acidity. The 2006 Coastlands Vineyard Pinot Noir features blackberry, cranberry and plum aromas, with undertones of spice, white pepper, vanilla and dark chocolate, with well-integrated acidity and tannin structure. The 2007 DZ Vineyard Pinot Noir is a rustic wine with fruit forward aromas of black cherry, blackberry and vanilla bean that are followed by layers of smoke and pipe tobacco. The 2008 Sea View Ridge Pinot Noir’s texture is elegant and smooth across the palate with refined tannins for an enduring finish. Value: $190


Entertaining 1027 Flowers Pinot Noir Vertical II from Patrick and Kristine McDevitt, Hanover, NH Similar (but not identical) to item #1025, these three vintages of Pinot Noir from Flowers Vineyard and Winery invite you to experience the extreme Sonoma coast. The maritime breezes and coastal fog cool the vineyards during the heat of summer allowing fruit to fully mature with fresh, complex flavors and lively acidity. The 2006 Coastlands Vineyard Pinot Noir features blackberry, cranberry and plum aromas, with undertones of spice, white pepper, vanilla and dark chocolate, with well-integrated acidity and tannin structure. Rich and inviting flavors of the 2007 Frances Thompson Vineyard Pinot Noir melt progressively on the palate with sweet dried cherries, cocoa, and faintly grilled meats. The 2008 Sea View Ridge Pinot Noir’s texture is elegant and smooth across the palate with refined tannins for an enduring finish. Value: $190

1028 Three from Cayuse Vineyards from Jona Roberts and Jennifer Rickards, Etna, NH Perhaps you’ve heard the almost mythical story, how the brash, young French vigneron visited the little-known, redundantly named Washington town of Walla Walla and fell in preposterous love with a few acres of useless, stone-covered farmland. While the nay-sayers nayed, Christophe Baron deftly turned that field of stones into the acclaimed Cayuse Vineyards. These small-batch wines are sold almost exclusively as futures to a closed mailing list. Harvey Steinman of Wine Spectator said “If you want to experience a dramatic example of terroir in the new world, get your hands on a Cayuse syrah.” Enjoy three bottles from 2008, rated 97 or 98 by The Wine Advocate: Armada Vineyard Syrah, Cailloux Vineyard Syrah, and En Cerise Vineyard. Value: $480

1029 2010 Turley Zinfandel Paso Robles Pesenti Vineyard from Stan Williams, Norwich, VT Turley Wine Cellars is known for producing some of the best Zinfandels in California. This one received a 93 rating from Wine Spectator. “That rare Zin that shows both richness and a sleek sense of elegance. Briary and floral black raspberry aromas lead to delicately complex flavors of smoky cherry, wild anise and white peppercorn. Drink now through 2020.” Only 900 cases made. Value: $50 78

Entertaining 1030 2010 Turley Zinfandel Howell Mountain Cedarman from Stan Williams, Norwich, VT If you don’t care to spend two years on the waiting list to join Turley’s wine club, then this is the opportunity for you. Wine Spectator rated this wine 92, and the reviewer highlighted the wine’s “powerful fruit, focus and pinpoint acidity. Aromas of boysenberry and spicy cinnamon lead to concentrated blackberry, mineral and smoky anise flavors. Tannins firm up on the finish. Best from 2015 through 2021.” Just 500 cases made. Value: $50

1031 More to Champagne than Brand Names from Norwich Wines & Spirits, Norwich, VT Find us on Facebook PCM Image-Tek, Springfield, VT Many people select Champagnes based on well-known brand names. Unfortunately, buying these mass-produced labels means missing out on the great diversity of grower-bottled, small-production wines that express the character of different grape varieties and the specific sites where the grapes are grown. This package includes three different Champagnes, showing the difference between a Blanc de Blancs, a Blanc de Noirs, and a Blanc de Meunier: - Jacques Lassaigne Blanc de Blancs Extra Brut - Gonet-Medeville Blanc de Noirs Premier Cru Brut - Jean Michel Blanc de Meunier Brut Value: $156


Entertaining 1032 Italian Redsâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;from North to South from Norwich Wines & Spirits, Norwich, VT Find us on Facebook Paul Decker, DDS & Janice Pilon, DDS, Hanover, NH Italy produces wines of spectacular variety. Showcasing the far Northern foothills of the Alps to the "heel of the boot" and Sicily, this package gives the winning bidder an extraordinary opportunity to explore the wine regions of Italy, one bottle at a time. -

Grosjean Fumin, Val D'Aosta Hofstatter Lagrein, Alto Adige Hilberg Vareij, Piemonte Collemattoni Rosso di Montalcino, Toscana Molettieri Aglianico di Irpinia, Apulia Buceci Nero D'Avola, Sicilia

Value: $141

1033 Special Occasion in a Bottle from Norwich Wines & Spirits, Norwich, VT Find us on Facebook Jane & Bob Boon, Hanover, NH 2009 Chateau de Beaucastel Chateauneuf-du-Pape Magnum (1.5Liter). An outstanding example of one of the world's most sought-after wines, this beautiful magnum-sized bottle is the perfect accompaniment to your next dinner party. It is the equivalent of two standard bottles (10 glasses). Magnums allow wine to age gracefully in your cellar, but this bottle might not sit there very long if your next gathering calls for something special! Value: $200


Entertaining 1034 The French Origins of California Wines from Norwich Wines & Spirits, Norwich, VT Find us on Facebook Paul Decker, DDS & Janice Pilon, DDS, Hanover, NH This package offers two wonderful comparisons between American wines we know and love, and the traditional wines from France after which they were modeled. The first pair are both 100% Chardonnay, one from Burgundy and the other from the Napa Valley. In addition, a pair of Pinot Noirs compare the Burgundian example with one of Oregon's finest. Whether you choose to enjoy them separately, in pairs, or to plan an entire evening's tasting around them, all four are outstanding examples! -

Domaine Cheveau Pouilly-Fuisse "Les Vieilles Vignes" Neyers Chardonnay "Carneros District" Domaine Bruno Clair Chambolle Musigny "Les Veroilles" Patricia Green Pinot Noir "Four Winds"

Value: $151

1035 Biodynamic Wines from Norwich Wines & Spirits, Norwich, VT Find us on Facebook Green View Advisors, Norwich, VT The outstanding wines selected for this package share one important thingâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;all are Demeter certified Biodynamic. If you are familiar with the significance of this, you already know of the connection between the soil, the vines, the moon and stars. If not, prepare yourself for a learning experience about how Biodynamic practices seek to minimize intervention and manipulation throughout the grape growing and winemaking process. The end result is wines of great purity and balance, and particularly with the ones selected here (2 white, 2 red), absolute sensory pleasure! (Package includes booklet explaining Biodynamics.) -

Piavalta Verdicchio San Paolo Nikolaihof Gruner Veltliner Hefeabzug Didier Montchovet Bourgogne Hautes Cotes de Beaune Meinklang Sankt Laurent Konkret

Value: $126


Entertaining 1036 Cabot Cheese Selection from Cabot Creamery Cooperative, Montpelier, VT Cabot has been honored with virtually every major award for taste—both national and international—for their Vermont cheddar cheese! But don't take the experts' word for it—try it for yourself, with this selection of Cabot cheese products. Value: $75

1037 Local Goodies Basket from Dan & Whit’s General Store, Norwich, VT Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Waterbury, VT Dan and Whit’s mantra is “If we don’t have it, you don’t need it.” It stands to reason that you need everything in this basket of locally made goodies from our region’s most eclectic general store! Maple popcorn, syrup, and sugar; raw honey; espresso chocolate and Green Mountain Coffee; goat milk soap and potter’s hand balm fill this basket. Value: $70

1038 Breakfast Basket from The Sustainable Farmer, Windsor, VT Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Waterbury, VT The Sustainable Farmer offers the freshest array of local cheeses, salumi, preserves, honey and maple products. This basket of goodies includes everything you’ll need for a sweet breakfast. Locally made pancake mix, raspberry and hibiscus flower preserves, lemon curd, Sustainable Farmer honey, Jan’s Farmhouse Crisps, and two bags of coffee from Green Mountain Coffee roasters fill this lovely basket. Value: $50


Entertaining 1039 The Three C’s: Chocolate, Coffee and Champagne from, Kingston, NH Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Waterbury, VT From salty or sweet, to crunchy or chewy, this basket full of treats will satisfy any craving! Inside you'll find a signature dark chocolate bar, trail mix, chocolate raspberry sticks, chocolate dipped peanuts, chocolate wafer rolls, and chocolate chili spice. And depending on your mood, you can choose between two beverages to accompany your meal: a bag of Green Mountain Coffee® Fair Trade Organic House Blend for breakfast, or a bottle of Moet & Chandon champagne for dinner! Value: $75

1040 Red Kite Candy Assortment from Red Kite Candy, Thetford, VT Red Kite Candy is made locally from the freshest ingredients: 100% organic milk & cream, award-winning maple syrup, and European-style cultured butter. You’re sure to enjoy this tote bag filled with an assortment of delicious Red Kite products. (Products contain milk and are processed in a facility that uses tree nuts and soy.) Value: $75

1041 Localvore Gourmet Basket from Lake Sunapee Bank, Newport, NH This basket is filled with delightful treats from the Woodstock Farmer’s Market. Known for their delectable baked goods, the exact items will be a surprise as they’ll be delivered fresh on auction morning! This basket will include a wide variety of locally made foods and beverages, such as wines, extra virgin olive oils, sauces, marinades, chocolates, condiments and more from companies such as Nutty Steph’s, Laughing Moon, VT Hills, and 3 Acre Kitchen. Value: $250


Visual Art Fund a Need Section closes 15 minutes after the Live Auction ends

Visual Art 1101 Bob Ballou Photoart from Bob Ballou, Hanover, NH “Fall Meadow,” digitally painted photograph, 16” x 20” framed. Value: $175

1102 Toby Bartles Ballpoint from Toby Bartles, WRJ, VT “Closer Than You and I,” ballpoint, 14” x 14” framed. Value: $500

1103 Varujan Boghosian Watercolor from Varujan Boghosian, Hanover, NH Boghosian’s work has been exhibited internationally and collected by a number of preeminent American museums. He joined the studio art faculty at Dartmouth in 1968. “The Fall of Icarus,” c. 2010, watercolor, 23” x 29” framed. Value: $1,200

1104 Mark Council Photograph from Mark Council, Fairlee, VT “Frozen Falls,” photograph, 45” x 30” framed. Value: $1,200

1105 Kate Emlen Silkscreen from Kate Emlen, Norwich, VT Junction Frame Shop, WRJ, VT “Magoon Hill,” 12-color silkscreen print, 30” x 40” framed. Framing generously provided by Junction Frame Shop. Value: $637


Visual Art 1106 Amy Fortier Acrylic from Amy Fortier, Lebanon, NH “Fiddleheads,” created especially for Montshire’s 2013 Fiddlehead Fling! Acrylic and oil paint pen on canvas, 18” x 24”. Value: $250

1107 Jon Gilbert Fox Cibachrome from Jon Gilbert Fox, Hanover, NH “Equinox Autumn,” cibachrome print, 20” x 26” framed. Value: $500

1108 Clark M. Goff Pen and Ink Print from David and Mary Otto, Norwich, VT “1794 Meeting House Sutton, New Hampshire,” pen and ink print by Clark M. Goff, 22” x 18” framed. Value: $150

1109 Rachel Gross Intaglio Print from Rachel Gross, WRJ, VT “Morning Shards,” intaglio print with paint, 10” x 10” framed. Value: $175

1110 Rachel Gross Monoprint from Rachel Gross, WRJ, VT “Fissure,” monoprint with intaglio, chine collé and paint, 10” x 10” framed. Value: $175


Visual Art 1111 Sheri Hancock-Tomek Solar Plate from Sheri Hancock-Tomek, Hanover, NH “Lab,” solar plate, 18” x 18” framed. Value: $225

1112 Sheri Hancock-Tomek Solar Plate from Sheri Hancock-Tomek, Hanover, NH “Pug” solar plate, 18” x 18” framed. Value: $225

1113 Henry Isaacs Giclée Print from Henry Isaacs, Islesford, ME “Rowing on the Connecticut River at Norwich,” 2009, 15/50, giclée print, 27” x 26” framed. Value: $1,380

1114 Merlin Lacy Photograph from Merlin Lacy, Grantham, NH “Wintry Village,” photograph, 26” x 20” framed. Value: $450

1115 Lili Mayor Woodcut from Elizabeth Mayor, Hanover, NH “River Walk,” woodcut, 16” x 16” framed. Value: $325


Visual Art 1116 Kate More Watercolor from Kate More, Sharon, VT “New England Village Center,” watercolor, 19” x 17” framed. Value: $175

1117 Matthew New Print from Matthew New, WRJ, VT This piece was created as part of the Montshire Museum’s collaboration with The Center for Cartoon Studies, and was featured in the exhibition Cartoonists’ Take on Charley Harper earlier this year. Untitled, inkjet print from digital file, 26” x 18” framed. Value: $150

1118 Robin Nuse Pastel from Robin Nuse, Hanover, NH "Ice Breaking Up-Sunset on the Connecticut River", pastel, 33" x 45" framed. Value: $1,600

1119 Jon Olsen Photograph from Jon Olsen, Norwich, VT “Barns,” color photograph, 30” x 20” framed. Value: $500

1120 Gail Rickards Gouache from Gail Rickards, Etna, NH “Untitled on Space,” gouache on paint chip paper, 16.5” x 20.5” framed. Value: $350


Visual Art 1121 Linda Roesch Watercolor from Linda Roesch, Etna, NH “Seascape,” watercolor, 10” x 27” framed. Value: $500

1122 Geoff Schellens Photograph from Geoff Schellens, Norwich, VT Duke’s Art & Frame Shop, Lebanon, NH “From Renjo Pass, Khumbu Himalaya, Nepal,” 2011 photograph, 26” x 17” framed. Framing courtesy of Duke’s Art & Frame Shop. Value: $395

1123 John Stadler Watercolor and Book from John Stadler, Lyme, NH Frames Et Cetera, West Lebanon, NH Enjoy a signed copy of John Stadler’s children’s book Wilson and Miss Lovely, as well as a watercolor called "Tachi" published in Japan by Fukutate publishing. 25” x 19” framed. Framing generously provided by Frames Et Cetera. Value: $370

1124 CJ Stephens Charcoal from Cj Stephens, Hanover, NH Cj-Stephens/artwork Untitled charcoal, 18” x 24” framed. Value: $650

1125 Jo Tate Oil from Jo Tate, Norwich, VT “Black Eyed Susans,” oil, 13” x 13” framed. Value: $350


Visual Art 1126 Brian Walsh Watercolor from Brian Walsh, New Castle, NH “Flag on Cardigan,” watercolor, 17” x 13” framed. Value: $175

1127 Lynn Wiley Watercolor from Lynn L. Wiley, Grantham, NH “Poppy,” watercolor, 11” x 14” framed. Value: $150


Fund a Need Help Montshire serve the community. “Fund a Need” is an important element of the Silent Auction that allows you to help make the Montshire accessible to everyone. Make a “bid” to make a gift. Everyone wins!

1201 Strengthen Science Education in Rural Schools Help Montshire improve science education in small, rural schools through its School Partnership Initiative. Your donation of $40 or $60 will support teacher professional development, curriculum materials, co-teaching and classroom support, and community science nights at the Museum. The School Partnership Initiative is currently working with 10 schools in Vermont and New Hampshire.

“This type of support is exactly what schools need to increase the quality of science learning at the elementary level.” — Jeff Valence, Principal, The Lyme School, Lyme, NH

1202 Summer Camp Scholarships Help Montshire provide meaningful summer camp experiences to kids who couldn’t otherwise afford to participate. Your donation of $30 or $50 can help make memories that last a lifetime. (This special opportunity is part of Montshire’s Warm Welcome program.)

“When a child can’t wait to get to camp in the morning and is wildly enthusiastic about his day (everyday), I say (we say) “Bravo” for the experience and the fine program presented.” “A thousand thanks for this summer’s experience!”

1203 $1 School Visits Help Montshire provide low-cost field trips to cash-strapped schools. Each year in January, a special price of $1/student brings hundreds of children from dozens of schools that can’t afford to visit at our regular discounted rates. Your donation will serve one child for every dollar you contribute. Consider $25 or $45 so we can continue this special offer and provide a Montshire experience to more than 1,500 schoolchildren each year. (This special opportunity is part of Montshire’s Warm Welcome program.)

“Our school really could not afford to come otherwise.” — Teacher, Rutland, VT


Live Auction Starts at 8:30 p.m.

Live Auction 1 Gelato Making Class from Morano Gelato, Hanover, NH

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Larry Olmstead, self-professed gelato freak and contributor to Forbes, calls Morano Gelato “the best gelato I have ever had in the United States.” Learn the history and tradition of Italian gelato making from Morgan Morano, owner of Morano Gelato. You and four friends will have a sweet time learning as she prepares two batches of gelato, one milk-based and one fruitbased, from scratch. Each participant will be able to bring a pint of each prepared gelato home. (Maximum 5 people. Owner can be emailed to set up a date, must be a Sunday or Monday evening in the Fall/Winter.) Value: $125

2 Personal Chef Dinner Party from Carpenter & Main Restaurant, Norwich, VT Norwich Wines & Spirits, Norwich, VT Find us on Facebook

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Entertain with ease! Host a memorable and impressive dinner party—without sweating a minute in the kitchen! Bruce MacLeod, chef and owner of Carpenter & Main Restaurant in Norwich, will come to your home and prepare a four-course dinner for you and seven guests. He’ll even bring along a waiter to serve your meal! You’ll have the opportunity to work with Chef MacLeod to develop the menu. And, Peter Rutledge of Norwich Wines & Spirits will select a series of wines to complement your meal. With this stress-free entertaining experience, you’ll get to relax and enjoy the party as if you were one of the guests—but revel in all of the praise from your companions as the gracious host. (Date to be arranged with Chef MacLeod; subject to availability.) Value $1,200


Live Auction 3 Walt Disney World Vacation from Walt Disney World, Orlando, FL Anonymous Enjoy a vacation for four in the most magical place on earth! You’ll stay at a Walt Disney World Resort Hotel for a week, and enjoy transportation directly to the park of your choice with four complimentary One-Day Park Hopper passes. These passes are valid during normal operating hours and provide admission to a magical experience at Disney’s unique theme parks for one day. Choose between the Magic Kingdom® Park, Epcot®, Disney's Hollywood Studios®, or Disney's Animal Kingdom®, or “park hop” between them all. What? Your in-laws live in Orlando and you “prefer” to stay with them? We’ll upgrade you to luxury accommodations for a shorter time period, or allow you to stay in one of Disney’s other resorts in locations such as Paris, Tokyo, or Hawaii! Value: $2,500 Fine Print: Accommodations through Disney Vacation Club Timeshare program, using a maximum of 180 Vacation Points. Subject to availability. Expires 5/1/14. Park Hopper Passes expire 3/21/15 and cannot be upgraded nor can they be applied towards a package to meet eligibility requirements.


Live Auction 4 “Fund a Need” Paddle Raise “Warm Welcome” Program The Montshire Museum works to inspire an interest in science, bring families closer together, and help children do better in school. Community support makes it possible for people of all income levels to participate. Your “Fund a Need” donation will help make a variety of learning experiences possible for disadvantaged children and families. • $1,000 could provide a free “open house” at the Museum for visitors from a low-income community • $500 could offer 10 families free admission passes through agencies like the Upper Valley Haven or Listen Community Services • $250 would help support a community outreach program in a local school or community center • $100 could offer a complimentary Museum membership to a family in need The Montshire is undertaking a new initiative to enhance and expand the ways in which we serve low-income children and families. Raise your bid card to help fund this need!

“Fund a Need” is a paddle raise that allows you to donate to an important Montshire program at a level that is right for you. Mid-way through the Live Auction, we'll take a break from fabulous trips and unique experiences to remember why the auction is so important. Instead of asking for bids, the auctioneer will ask you to make a donation to the Museum. There will be opportunities to participate at $1000, $500, $250, and $100 (in that order). If you would like to participate, raise your bid card when the amount is right for you—please keep your card raised until your number is called and recorded. There's no limit to the number of winning “bids” at each level. Thank you in advance for helping Montshire serve the community!


Live Auction 5 Cooking Class with Christophe from Christophe Chef Services, Brownsville, VT

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Aren’t this evening’s hors d’oeuvres delectable? Enjoy the opportunity to prepare an amazing meal of your own with Christophe’s very own Chris Sailer. Create a menu with Chris, then invite your group of eight to the Moonshine Inn to learn about your menu, how to prepare your meal, and most of all, how to enjoy! (Limited to Monday–Wednesday scheduling based on availability. Non-holiday, minimum 2 weeks notice.) Value: $1,000

6 Week in the Turks & Caicos Islands from Joe and Margo Longacre, Lyme, NH

This is an incredible opportunity to spend a romantic week in the Turks & Caicos Islands, enjoying the world famous Grace Bay Beach on the island Providenciales (“Provo”). Tripadvisor just named Grace Bay Beach the #1 beach destination in the world! You can relax and take in the breathtaking hues of the Caribbean, or participate in the legendary diving, snorkeling and fishing found on the island. You will stay in a lovely condo studio located at the Royal West Indies Resort, which features an onsite restaurant, two swimming pools, hot tub, catamarans, kayaks and beach equipment. The apartment accommodates two adults with a king size bed, sitting area, full bath, kitchenette and private patio. A variety of restaurants and boutiques are within walking distance, though the area is far from overdeveloped. Multiple airlines fly from Boston to Providenciales International Airport. You'll need a valid passport, but no visa is required. Currency is US dollars and English is spoken widely. (Reserve 90 days in advance. Valid for one year; not available Oct. 30 to Nov. 17, 2013, and Feb. 17 to March 16, 2014.) Value: $2,470


Live Auction 7 Restaurant Row from Melaza Caribbean Bistro, Woodstock, VT Four Aces Diner, West Lebanon, NH Three Tomatoes Trattoria, Lebanon, NH Canoe Club, Hanover, NH Yama Restaurant, Hanover, NH Join in this fun and fast-paced auction of gift certificates to some great local restaurants! Gift certificates for each of the following restaurants will be auctioned at face value. The first bidder to raise their paddle and get the auctioneer’s attention wins the certificate. In the case of a tie, high bidders will play a game of auction chicken as the price is raised, until one paddle remains! * * * * *

Yama Restaurant – $30 Four Aces Diner – $50 Melaza Caribbean Bistro – $75 Three Tomatoes Trattoria – $85 Canoe Club – $125

Yama Restaurant Featuring Korean/Japanese cuisine and a sushi bar, Yama Restaurant is ready to provide you with an extraordinary meal at either the West Lebanon or Hanover location. You’ll feel welcomed by their attentive, friendly service, and their delicious food will have you coming back for more. Value: $30 Four Aces Diner Four Aces has been an Upper Valley favorite for over 60 years! Housed in an original 1952 Worcester Diner Car, the kitschy decor adds to the ambiance of their amazing food. Bubble & Squeak, Red Flannel Hash, and the ginormous “The Donut” are just a few of their specialties. Value: $50 Melaza Caribbean Bistro Melaza Bistro provides a casual fine dining experience where classic New England cuisine meets the Caribbean! Located in Woodstock, the menu features fresh ingredients, lovingly prepared and creatively presented, as well as a variety of wines and spirits. Value: $75 Three Tomatoes Trattoria Three Tomatoes Trattoria has been serving rustic Italian cuisine, featuring fresh ingredients and bold flavors, to rave reviews for more than 15 years. Enjoy a complete dinner for two, including appetizers, entrees and desserts. (Alcohol and gratuity not included.) Value: $85 Canoe Club, The Canoe Club in Hanover is the stylish, yet informal, gathering spot for the Upper Valley! Fresh local and regional food and beverage, complemented by distinctive, yet unobtrusive entertainment, makes the Canoe Club the perfect place to go for a night out. Value: $125


Live Auction 8 Barbeque and Jazz Party from Dr. Burma Jazz Duo, Lebanon, NH Maple Street Catering, Hartford, VT

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Gather 20 of your closest friends for a summer celebration with barbeque and jazz! Few foods can reach down to the bottom of your soul like good barbeque. Maple Street Catering is the source for authentic, old school barbeque in the Upper Valley. Owner Brandon Fox will provide a full, stick-to-your-ribs, finger-licking meal for 20 from Big Fatty’s BBQ including pork ribs, monster chicken wings, cole slaw, baked beans, cornbread and Kentucky Bourbon pecan pie! Add a two-hour set of Jazz with Ted Mortimer and Linda Boudreault, two of the members of the stellar band Dr. Burma. Ted and Linda will serenade you with their mesmerizing jazz blend of guitar and vocals, including an unstoppable mix of blues, soul, originals, jazz, funk and whatever makes you want to get up and boogie. Value: $605

9 Sox From a Box from Foley Hoag LLP, Boston, MA

2012 was a disappointing season for Red Sox fans. But Sox fans are a loyal crew, 2013 is a new year, and the Sox beat the Yankees 8–2 on Opening Day! You can watch baseball’s greatest rivalry continue,in comfort, in these four box seats at Fenway Park. The Sox take on the Yankees again on Saturday, July 20th at 4:05 p.m. Thanks to the enormous generosity of Foley Hoag LLP, you will see all the action from these four right field box seats, located in Section 12, Box F14. Value: $500


Auction Night Menu Hors d’oeuvres from Christophe Chef Services               

Fresh Maine Crab & Mango Salsa on Pastry Chipotle Pulled Pork Bruschetta Lime Marinated Chicken Skewers with Lime Yogurt Sauce Enoki Mushrooms wrapped in Bacon Grilled Shrimp & Bay Scallops with Tomatillo Sauce Vegetable Frittata on Crostini with Parmesan Bruschetta of Blue Cheese, Toasted Pecans, Honey & Micro Greens Phyllo Cups with Black Beans & Queso Chihuahua Jalapeño Quesadilla with Vermont Crème Frâiche Vegetable Empanadas with a Spicy Smoked Tomato Sauce (vegan) Roasted Potatoes with Tapenade, Dill & Lemon Zest (vegan) Grilled Ginger Lime Carrots & Asparagus Gourmet Cheeses with Fruit and Baguette Smoked Salmon Italian Meats

Full Bar by Maple Street Catering     

Codorniu Cava Hogue Chardonnay Semaphore 7 Portuguese Red Fiddlehead IPA on draft Signature Cocktail sponsored by Von Bargen’s Jewelry

Truffles from My Brigadeiro    

Black and white Wicked hot Nutella Coconut

New this year! After-Auction Restaurant Partnership Still hungry after the Auction? Visit Carpenter & Main Restaurant or The Canoe Club! Both of these restaurants will donate a portion of their receipts from 9:30 p.m. to closing to the Montshire’s Auction proceeds. Just show wait staff your auction nametag, catalog, or “Fund-a-Need” sticker to identify yourself as a Fiddlehead Fling attendee!


With many thanks to our

2013 Auction Donors 3 Guys Basement BBQ American Girl Angkor Wat Restaurant Ariana’s Restaurant Bakewell Bob Ballou Toby Bartles Cinny Bensen Blood’s Catering & Party Rentals BMWCCA Board & Basket

Copeland Furniture Company Store Mark Council The Country Cobbler Criswell Gordon Design Studio LLC The Curtis Group Bob Dallis Dan & Whit’s General Store Dartmouth College Athletic Department

Varujan Boghosian

Dartmouth Summer Sailing Facility


Dartmouth Swim School

Robert & Jane Boon

Britta Davis Photography

Anne Brainerd

Paul Decker, DDS & Janice Pilon, DDS

Bruce Murray Pottery C. Beston & Company Cabot Creamery Cooperative Tim Caldwell Candela Tapas Lounge Canoe Club Cantore’s Pizza Cape Air/Nantucket Airlines Carpenter & Main Restaurant Chippers Christophe Chef Services, The Moonshine Inn

Greg DeFrancis Jack & Jane DeGange KJ Dell’Antonia The Detail Shop Dirt Cowboy Café Discovery Bicycle Tours Brian Doyle Dr. Burma Jazz Duo Duke’s Art & Frame Shop E.C. Browns’ Nursery Eastern Mountain Sports

Co-Op Food Stores

Eastman Community Association



Colatina Exit

Kate Emlen

College Supplies

The Essex, Vermont’s Culinary Resort & Spa

The Common Man Inn & Restaurant

Everything But Anchovies 100

With many thanks to our

2013 Auction Donors Fairlee Marine

Hen of the Wood

Allan & Myra Ferguson

Hilde’s Salon Vienna

Flying Goose Brewpub & Grille

Andy Hilton

Flynn Center for the Performing Arts

Kate Hilton

Foley Hoag LLP

Holtorf Woodworking

Folk Fore-U Golf Center

Hogwash Farm Hood Museum of Art

Amy Fortier

The Inn at Pleasant Lake, Brian and Linda MacKenzie

Four Aces Diner

The Inns & Spa at Mill Falls

Jon Gilbert Fox

Henry Isaacs

Frames Et Cetera

The J List

Game Set Mat

J. Crew

Gilberte Interiors

J.K. Adams Company

Global Rescue

Jake’s Coffee

Golf & Ski Warehouse

Jake’s Market & Deli

Stephen Gorman: The Art of The Wild


David Goudy

Junction Frame Shop Jake Governo and Jacob Blaine Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc. Green View Advisors Rachel Gross Gusanoz Mexican Restaurant Sheri Hancock-Tomek Hand and Heart Productions, Inc. Hanover Improvement Society The Hanover Inn at Dartmouth College Hanover True Value Peter Harris Jay Heinrichs

The Jewel of India Restaurant Sean and Michelle Kersey Khawachen/InnerAsia Ben Kilham Killdeer Farm King Arthur Flour Merlin Lacy Lake Sunapee Bank Lampscapes Carole Lang – Independent Rep. for Silpada Designs Lareau Farm Inn, Home of American Flatbread The Lebanon Diner Ledyard Canoe Club 101

With many thanks to our

2013 Auction Donors Lemon Tree Gifts of Hanover

Northern Stage

Joe & Margo Longacre

The Norwich Inn

Lou’s Restaurant and Bakery

Norwich Wines & Spirits

Lui Lui

Robin Nuse

Lyme Inn

Michael O’Neill

Lynn Adams Designer Metalsmith

Oh, Art

Main Street Kitchens

Jon Olsen

Maple Street Catering

On Stage Dancewear

Market Table

Opera North

Elizabeth Mayor

Orient Restaurant

Michael Mayor

David & Mary Otto

Martha McDaniel & Stephen Plume

Outdoor Programs Office, Dartmouth College

Patrick & Kristine McDevitt

PCM Image-Tek

Melaza Caribbean Bistro

People’s United Bank

Carolyn & Peter Mertz

Jodi Picoult

Peter Mertz

Billy Pontious

The Metro Bakery & Cafe

Post Mills Soaring Club

Rob & Nini Meyer

Prohibition Pig

Mickey’s Roadside Café

Projects by TAP, Taylor Piffath

Mitchell Paddles

Pura Vida, Alicia Wilson Rivero

The Montshire Museum Education Liz Quackenbush Department The Quechee Club Morano Gelato Ramunto’s Brick & Brew Pizzeria Kate More Red Kite Candy The Mountain Goat

Murphy’s on the Green Matthew New New Hampshire Fisher Cats New London Barn Playhouse North Coast Angler

Revolution Catherine Richmond Jennifer Rickards Gail Rickards Jennifer Rickards & Jona Roberts

River Valley Club North Star Admissions Consulting Jona Roberts Northern Lights Gymnastics Linda Roesch 102

With many thanks to our

2013 Auction Donors Salubre Trattoria

Upper Valley Ride

Geoff Schellens

Upper Valley Yoga


Valley Flower Company

Shaker Hill Granite Company

Von Bargen’s Jewelry

Shepard Butler Landscape Architects

Fred and Mila Wainwright

Anne & Peter Silberfarb

Brian Walsh

Simon Pearce Simple Energy Smuggler’s Notch Solmate Socks John Stadler Stampin’ Up! Stateline Sports Stave Puzzles Stella’s Italian Kitchen & Market Cj Stephens Stone Arch Bakery Stowe Mountain Resort Stream and Brook Fly Fishing

Walpole Valley Farms Walt Disney World We’re Makin’ Waves Paulette Werger Wicked Awesome BBQ Lynn Wiley Alice Williams Alice Williams Interiors Stan Williams The Wine Crate The Woodstock Inn & Resort The Worthy Burger Yama Restaurant

The Sustainable Farmer Systems Plus Computers, Inc. Jo Tate Erin Thibideau, Four Fine Hands Massage Therapy Three Tomatoes Trattoria Tio Juan’s Margaritas Mexican Restaurant and Watering Hole Tip Top Café TouchChi Bodywork & Massage Umpleby’s Bakery & Cafe Upper Valley Aquatic Center Upper Valley Outfitters 103

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2013 Montshire Museum Benefit Auction Catalog  
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