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Montshire Auction 2014 Catalog Friday, May 2, 2014 6:00 p.m.

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

A Message from the Executive Director Welcome! And thank you for being part of Montshire Museum’s 2014 benefit auction. It’s always exciting to see the energy and enthusiasm when Montshire’s friends gather together in support of science education. Someday, I envision that our communities and schools will be equally as proud of their achievements in science as they are of our local Olympians. 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 look forward to seeing you on May 2!


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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 The Wright-Hager Foundation

Partner Sponsors:

The BaySon Company Centurion Insurance Group Coldwell Banker Redpath & Co. JMH Wealth Management, LLC King Arthur Flour Company Ledyard National Bank Tyler, Simms & St. Sauveur, P.C. Von Bargen’s Jewelry

Sustaining Sponsors:

Allan’s Vending Service, LLC Chippers, Inc. Computac, Inc. Estes & Gallup, Inc. Evans Expressmarts Four Seasons Sotheby’s Intl. Realty G.R. Porter & Sons, Inc. Granite Value Capital, LLC Hannaford Supermarkets Montshire Endodontics, PLLC Occum Marin, LLC Otto and Associates, Inc. The Richards Group Dr. Thomas G. Schell & Dr. Patrick C. Noble, PLLC Schiffman, Dattilio & Liepmann, P.C. Simple Energy Smith & Vansant Architects Stebbins Bradley, PA Summit Wealth Group




proudly supports the Montshire Museum 

Catalog Contents Page 6

Auction Sponsors


Auction Volunteers


Auction Bidding: How it Works


Auction Guidelines


Auction Night Schedule


About the Silent Auction Categories


Silent Auction Items


Sports & Fitness


Fashion & Beauty


Home & Garden


Unique Experiences




Dining Out




Visual Art


Fund a Need—Silent Auction


Live Auction Items


Fund a Need—Live Auction




Auction Night Menu


Auction Donors


Sponsor Ads 8

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 Emily Anderson Mariruth Galbraith Amy Redpath Auction Steering Committee Lindsay Koenig, Catering Emily Anderson, Decorations Katie Madden, Displays Supreet Bauer, Acquisitions Stephanie McCaull, Reservations Keri Craft, Sponsorships Adrienne Peraza, Decorations Gina des Cognets, Sponsorships Alicia Przydzielski, Catering Marisa Devlin, Acquisitions Maribel Souther, Catering Karen DuBois Donna Turner, Displays Tracey Evans, Acquisitions Amy Hochreiter, Sponsorships

Ali Ashare Toni Barry Vic Baughman Jane Boon Julie Braga Kate Dawson Beth DeSimone Kaitlin Draper Ana Edson Kim Higgins Ally Johnson Hollie Ketterer Carole Lang

Becky Levenick Lucie Liang Lori Meyers Alix Norris Karen Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Hern Teal Parker Crystal Piffath Sarah Powers Katie Roach Laura Rosenthal Suzie Rubin Heidi Ruth Terry Samwick

Mary Schiavoni Kes Schroer Janet Simmons Kimberli Smith Nicole Spayde Julie Thom Helen van Hoeven Genevieve Verlaak Mila Wainwright Jean Westelman Karen Woods

Special thanks to all auction-night volunteers!


Auction Bidding: How it Works The Silent Auction will be held in the Porter Community Room from 6:00 to 7:50 p.m., and then concluding in the main gallery at approximately 9:20. 

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The Silent Auction is divided into four sections. All sections open at 6:00 p.m., though closing times vary: 7:30, 7:40, and 7:50; 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 8:30 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 the conclusion of the Silent Auction 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 d’oeuvres by Christophe Chef Services, two complimentary drinks, and a cash bar, served by Maple Street Catering.

7:30 p.m.

Bidding closes on: Sports & Fitness Fashion & Beauty

7:40 p.m.

Bidding closes on: Home & Garden Unique Experiences Getaways Community Room bar closes

7:50 p.m.

Bidding closes on: Dining Out Entertaining

Live Program in the Main Gallery Gelato served to seated guests Live Auction Fund a Need Raffle Drawing for Canoe Club dinner for 10 Bar and dessert service will be suspended during the Live Program Silent Auction continues The last section of the Silent Auction—Visual Art— will close in the main gallery, 15 minutes after the Live Auction ends.


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 7:30 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 7:30 p.m.) Spa services like massage and manicures; clothing; accessories; and jewelry. Home & Garden (closing 7:40 p.m.) Furniture, home accessories, gardening, interior design, and more. Unique Experiences (closing 7:40 p.m.) Sporting events, entertainment, special classes, professional services, and once-in-a-lifetime opportunities. Getaways (closing 7:40 p.m.) Travel near and far. Dining Out (closing 7:50 p.m.) Gift certificates for dozens of local restaurants. Entertaining (closing 7:50 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 and illustrations. Fund a Need (closing 15 minutes after the Live Auction ends) Opportunities to help Montshire serve specific community needs. 13

Silent Auction Community Room: 6 to 7:50 p.m.

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

Sports & Fitness Fashion & Beauty Section closes at 7:30 p.m.

Sports & Fitness 401 Hannah Kearney’s Olympic Opening Ceremony Outfit from Hannah Kearney, Norwich, VT 40,000 people attended the opening ceremony of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. The ceremony was filled with pageantry, featuring the traditional “Parade of Nations.” Take home a piece of Olympic history with this Opening Ceremony outfit worn by local gold medalist Hannah Kearney. The outfit, designed by Ralph Lauren for the U.S. Olympics team, includes the sweater, pants, boots and hat worn by Hannah on February 7, 2014, as well as an Olympic duffle. Value: Priceless

402 Child’s Canoe and Paddle from Diana Blough and Steve Geck, New York, NY This 8’ kevlar canoe from Hornbeck Boats (www. is a classic way for your child to enjoy spending time on the rivers of Vermont and New Hampshire. This is a youth-sized boat for children who weigh up to 75 lbs. and comes with an appropriate-sized paddle. Hornbeck Boats also offers a trade-in credit of up to 80% of the value of the youth boat toward purchase of larger boats as your child grows. The boat is 8’ long and weighs 8 lbs. Value: $950

403 North Star 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 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: $240


Sports & Fitness 404 Connecticut River Canoe Excursion from Ledyard Canoe Club, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH,

Group Item

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 Dartmouth’s new clipper canoes. Each holds roughly 8 people and is made of a light carbon fiber. (Available during the Dartmouth Student Summer Term, mid-June to midAugust.) Value: $260

405 Kayaking for Two from Wilderness Trails Canoe & the Vermont Fly Fishing School, Quechee, VT Enjoy a day of kayaking for two people on your choice of the Connecticut or White Rivers or Hartland Lake. Wilderness Trails will provide the equipment and transportation to and from the water. (Subject to availability; excludes Saturdays and holidays; June to September 2014.) Value: $110

406 Crew Coaching from Andrew 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 where he served as captain of the varsity lightweight crew, leading the team to a bronze medal at the 1999 IRA Championships. Since then, he has coached at Harvard, Wisconsin, MIT, and Cal-Berkeley, where he was the assistant coach for Cal's varsity eight. (Subject to coach's schedule.) Value: $100

407 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 408 Half-day Guided Fly Fishing Trip in Vermont from Stream and Brook Fly Fishing, Westford, VT Stream and Brook fly fishing is owned and operated by guides in Vermont. If they are not instructing or guiding clients, they're out scouting to give clients the best experience possible. 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 have a Vermont Fishing License. Must be used in 2014 fishing season.) Value: $300

409 Chartered Fishing Trip from North Coast Angler Charters, Rockport, MA Enjoy one 6-hour fishing charter for two anglers during the 2014 fishing season with North Coast Angler Charters. Offshore Cape Ann offers some of the best fishing to be found anywhere in Massachusetts. Located north of Boston, Cape Ann is America's oldest working seaport and art colony. Captain Skip Montello will take you to some of the best locations and provide you with the “know-how and where-all” of surf fishing on the Cape. 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. (Discuss available dates with Captain Montello. Limit to two anglers, expires 10/1/2014.) Value: $450

410 Swim Time from Upper Valley Aquatic Center, White River Jct., 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 January 31, 2015.) Value: $88 18

Sports & Fitness 411 Dartmouth Swim School 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 2014 Dartmouth Swim School. Classes have a small student/teacher ratio, and are tailored to your childâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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 thirty-five years. Each session provides a half-hour instruction daily. (Fall Swim School tentatively scheduled for September 15â&#x20AC;&#x201C;19.) Value: $75

412 Karate Classes from Okinawan Karate Academy, Lebanon, NH Okinawan Karate Academy is a family dojo dedicated to training in the Shorin-Ryu style of karate for adults and youth. A traditional approach to training includes kata, kumite, and weapons. You can now train in the art of Karate with this one month enrollment (child or adult) with one karate uniform. (Valid for new students only. Expires 12/31/2014.) Value: $189

413 FLIP Class from Dartmouth College Athletic Department Fitness & Lifestyle Improvement Program, Hanover, NH, The Fitness and Lifestyle Improvement Program (FLIP), a division of the Dartmouth College Athletic Department, is dedicated to providing a wide variety of health and fitness classes taught by energetic, qualified, and approachable instructors. 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


Sports & Fitness 414 Month of Fitness and One-on-One Instruction at RVC from River Valley Club, Lebanon, NH This truly is a complete month of fitness! This package includes an entire comprehensive month's membership to the region's most distinguished fitness and tennis club, including a month's pass to CrossFit RVC. Incorporated in this package is not only membership and access to spinning, LesMills classes, aquafitness, Pilates, yoga and all other group exercise classes, but numerous hours of one-on-one instruction and motivation: • An hour postural assessment and an hour of personal training with Movement Specialist Erin Hagedorn; • An hour of personal strength training with Matt MacLean; • An hour of Pilates instruction with rehab nurse/personal trainer Tracy Billings; • An hour of Pilates and/or aqua instruction with Maryam Paydarfar; • 3 hours of tennis instruction with assistant Pro Ben Thompson; • 2 hours of tennis instruction with Head Pro Josh Holt. Value: $850






415 Two entries to the 2014 Covered Bridges Half Marathon RE VE O





from Covered Bridges Half Marathon, Hanover, NH Capped at 2,300 runners, the Covered Bridges Half Marathon sells out within minutes of race registration opening. This race features some of the best running routes around Woodstock, Vermont, and includes four covered bridges along the way. This year’s race will be held on Sunday, June 1, 2014 and starts at the Suicide Six Ski Area in South Pomfret. If you missed out on traditional registration, now is your chance to get two of the coveted spots in the race! Value: $130

416 You Choose Yoga Class for 5 from Yoga-To-Go, Canaan, NH

Group Item

Yoga-To-Go serves the Upper Valley (and beyond) bringing yoga to you—at the workplace, your home and various institutions like the VA. Owner Adam Steinberg offers Paddleboard Yoga, Restorative Yoga, Gentle Yoga, Shakti Flow and more! The inherent peace already within you is available on or off the mat 24/7. This certificate is good for a 1–1.5 hour class of your choosing for up to 5 people. Value: $75


Sports & Fitness 417 5-Class Mighty Yoga Pass from Mighty Yoga, Hanover, NH Mighty Yoga, conveniently located in downtown Hanover, offers Power Yoga classes for all levels. Sessions are held in the mornings, afternoons and evenings, seven days a week, so you can experience the power of Mighty Yoga on your schedule. This pass is good for five classes. Value: $75

418 Upper Valley Yoga Classes from Upper Valley Yoga, White River Jct., VT Upper Valley Yoga honors the ancient origins of the yoga practice while building a meaningful framework for doing the practice today. You will work hard in the practice on the mat so thay you may meet the demands of the rest of life with integrity, honesty, and compassion for yourself and others. Transform your body, mind and spirit with five classes with the experienced staff at Upper Valley Yoga in their studio in downtown White River Junction. (Choose from Upper Valley Yoga's schedule of morning, evening or weekend classes. Expires 11/2/2014.) Value $75.

419 Babolat Tennis Racquet from Omer & Bob’s Sportshop, Lebanon, NH You’ll be serving aces with your new Babolat Pure Drive GT tennis racquet from Omer & Bob’s Sportshop. A nice option for the competitive player who likes to toe the line between power and control. Graphite and tungsten improve performance with 10% energy recovery and more power. (Racquet comes unstrung, includes carrying case. May be exchanged for a different grip size.) Value: $189

420 Kid’s Tennis Instruction from Storrs Pond Tennis, Hanover, NH An introduction to the game of tennis that is just right for young children and beginning players. Classes are Monday– Thursday for one hour, 8–9 a.m. for 3- to 8-year olds and 9–10 a.m. for 9- to 14-year olds. Students will learn basic strokes and tennis skills through age appropriate drills and games. The USTA 10 and Under Tennis Method will be used for players 10 and under. Value: $50


Sports & Fitness 421 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 youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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 Dartmouthâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Boss Tennis Center.) Value: $70

422 Golf for Two at Eastman Golf Links from Eastman Community Association, 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 2014 season. (Please call at least 48 hours in advance to schedule tee times. Expires 11/9/2014.) Value: $148

423 Golf for Two at The Woodstock Inn from The Woodstock Inn & Resort, Woodstock, VT The Woodstock Inn & Resort Golf Club 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 1/22/2015.) Value: $218


Sports & Fitness 424 Golf for Three 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! With only 225 members at Baker Hill, this will be a rare opportunity for any 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 regularly included in Golf Digest’s list of top course architects. (Arrange a mutually agreeable date with the donor.) Value: $400

425 Golf for Two at Stowe Country Club from Stowe Mountain Resort, Stowe, VT With its beautiful undulating fairways and manicured greens, the Stowe Country Club course occupies what was a turn-ofthe-century dairy farm. Golfers have watched as it has matured into a challenging, but rewarding test of golf. The 360-degree views of the surrounding mountains, the long temperate summer days, and the feeling that everything is going your way makes each shot a memory to cherish. Enjoy golf for two including use of a cart during the 2014 Summer/Fall season. Value: $210

426 Two Family Golf Lessons from Peter Harris, Fore-U Golf Center, West Lebanon, NH, Improve your entire family’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 two family hours any day and any time that best fits your family’s needs. (Two separate certificates. Expires 10/31/14.) Value: $250


Sports & Fitness 427 Golf and 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

428 Mad River Rocket Sled from Dave Sellers, Warren, VT The Mad River Rocket is far more controllable and maneuverable than your garden-variety toy store sled. You kneel on the sled and steer by leaning, using your hands for stabilization. The plush kneepads soften landings, and the knee strap ensures that you and your sled stay together through all kinds of sled runs. Value: $150

429 Cross Country 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

430 Ice Time at Campion Rink 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 2014/2015 season, Labor Day through the end of April.) Value: $220


Sports & Fitness 431 NH Fisher Cats Box Seat Tickets for Four 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 Tuesday, May 6 at 6:35 p.m. Value: $48


Fashion & Beauty 501 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 up to 10 of your friends at J. Crew? Enjoy this one-of-a-kind event including wine, sweet and savory hors d’oeuvres, guidance from J.Crew stylists, and a discount for everyone. Value: $300

502 Game Set Mat Party from Game Set Mat, Hanover, NH

Group Item

Game Set Mat is a unique boutique offering the latest styles in tennis and yoga activewear. You and your workout buddies can get fashionable for your next match at this Private Shopping Party. Susan and her staff will provide hors d'oeuvres and wine for 8 to 10 people one evening of your choice in May, June, or July from 6–8 p.m. The store will close for your private party and there will be special discounts and a raffle for your guests. (Expires 7/31/2014.) Value: $150

503 Salaam Clothing Gift Certificate from Salaam Clothing, Plainfield, VT Salaam… a word for peace… a beautiful line of comfortable, versatile clothing that fits every body. Timeless designs made with the finest European fabrics, with an eye for affordability, comfort, and fit. Salaam is fashion for all ages, styles, and figures. Use this gift certificate to visit Salaam’s retail website at Value: $100

504 Shopping Revolution from Revolution, White River Jct., VT Jewelia, West Lebanon, NH Revolution is a dynamic boutique in White River Junction featuring a fresh mix of highly selective contemporary used clothing and accessories, pristine vintage pieces and collections from a number of independent designers. Owner Kim Souza and her staff are there to welcome you with a fresh cup of espresso while you explore the store with this $50 gift certificate. Complete your new outfit with this $20 gift certificate to Jewelia, located at the Powerhouse Mall. You’ll find a fantastic selection of earrings, necklaces, purses and a whole lot more! (Jewelia certificate cannot be used on sale merchandise.) Value: $70


Fashion & Beauty 505 Folk Gift Certificate from Folk, Hanover, NH Folk offers a unique experience in the aesthetic of bazaar shopping. Visit the store, and instantly be transported to the markets of India, 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. Have fun exploring Folk with this gift certificate. Value: $50

506 Lynn Adams Champleve Pendant from Lynn Adams Designer Metalsmith, Lyme, NH This year designer, jeweler and metalsmith Lynn Adams has donated one of her traditional circular pendants. In the style of enameling called champleve and made from sterling silver, the emphasis is on color and the smooth surface of the enamel. Wear alone, or pair with the matching earrings. Value $148

507 Lynn Adams Champleve Earrings from Lynn Adams Designer Metalsmith, Lyme, NH This beautiful pair of earrings matches the necklace made by Lynn Adams. In the style of enameling called champleve and made from sterling silver, the emphasis is on color and the smooth surface of the enamel. Value $78

508 Bronwen Necklace from Suzi Curtis, The Curtis Group, Etna, NH The Bronwen jewelry line is inspired by a life lived in motion. This Santo Leather Necklace features a simple designâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;natural leather, tied in a series of tidy knots, holds bold pops of gold and a recycled Turkish pewter pendant. Fully adjustable to wear long or short, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll find yourself reaching for this necklace day after day no matter your outfit choice. Value: $80


Fashion & Beauty 509 Pyrite, Hematite and Tahitian Pearl Necklace from Von Bargen’s Jewelry, Hanover, NH Von Bargen's partners with artisan jewelers who share their commitment to providing fine quality, artistic jewelry in an ethical and socially responsible way. This necklace, created by Gellner Pearls, is a double strand of Hematite and Pyrite beads and Tahitian Pearls measuring 17 inches in length. The necklace features three semi-baroque Tahitian Pearls and is accented with oxidized sterling silver. Value: $550

510 Sterling Silver Earrings from Anne Clemens, Quechee, VT Circles and hammered textures are the basis for Anne Clemens’ designs, with most pieces incorporating reclaimed silver from scraps and discarded jewelry. Anne Clemens handcrafts her beautiful designs from a studio in Quechee, VT. These lovely sterling silver earrings will complement any outfit. Value: $95

511 Labradorite Neckpiece 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. This Labradorite Neckpiece features an 18” long, handmade, sterling oxidized chain with a beautiful bezel set Labradorite stone. Value: $395

512 Paulette Werger Oval 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 earrings are post style and made of fabricated, oxidized sterling silver. Value: $150


Fashion & Beauty 513 ‘Hip to Be Square” Bracelet from Carole Lang – Independent Rep. Silpada Designs, Norwich, VT Silpada jewelry is handcrafted with the finest .925 Sterling Silver and manufactured to stand the test of time. The lightweight, wavy design of this "Hip to Be Square" Sterling Silver Bangle feels fresh and fun. All Silpada jewelry comes with a lifetime replacement policy against manufacturer's defects. Value: $135

514 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 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 with this certificate. This treatment will buff away dry skin and maintain your tan with a Silky Skin body scrub and Fake Bake tanner application. Value: $75

515 Beauty Treatment from Peraza Dermatology Group, Lebanon, NH Enjoy this $500 gift certificate for any cosmetic evaluation or cosmetic treatment(s) at Peraza Dermatology Group (Lebanon Office only). Treatment offerings include Botox®, Pelleve®, Juvederm®, Laser Hair Removal, IPL Laser Treatment, CoolSculpting®, Sclerotherapy, and a variety of facial treatments including Microdermabrasion, and Dermapen microneedling. (Please visit their website at www.perazaderm. com for more detailed treatment information. Expires May 2, 2015. May not be used for the purchase of retail items. Cannot be combined with any other promotions.) Value: $500


Fashion & Beauty 516 Face and Body Pampering from European Face and Body Studio, Hanover, NH Are you ready for summer to arrive after the long, cold, snowy winter? Perhaps a refreshing facial or a relaxing massage is just the pick-me-up you need! Use this certificate toward any of the skin care or body treatments at European Face and Body Studio, whether it be a customized facial, an aromatic hot stone massage, make up application, or as a gift to that someone in your life in need of pampering. Value: $100

517 Hilde’s Salon Services 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. Use this gift certificate towards any of their services,whether it’s a routine haircut, or indulging in a specialty facial or manicure. (Gratuity not included. Expires 7/1/2014.) Value: $50

518 J List Accessories 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. Owner Jill Butler has hand-picked this lovely assortment of accessories and beauty products including a Seascape jute tote bag, sunglasses, Tocca grapefruit & cucumber body scrub and hand cream, Butter nail lacquer, Voluspa Baltic Amber candle, Shiraleah cream and gold elephant scarf, Message in a Bottle necklace and a Pretty Darn Fabulous pin! Value: $180


Fashion & Beauty 519 Osgoode Marley Tote from The Country Cobbler, West Lebanon, NH In a two-toned contemporary look, the soft cashmere leather of this Osgoode Marley Tote is accented with a warm brown trim on the pockets, zipper pulls, shoulder strap and base. Both the front and back feature zippered pockets, perfectly sized for a cell phone, keys and other essentials. Vertical zippered pockets on each side of the bag cleverly provide more space while maintaining the sleek outer appearance. A main zipper compartment provides deep open space, a hanging key clasp, two multifunction pockets, two pen sleeves and a zipper pocket. The bag is lined with durable nylon and leather trim, and the hardware is made of brushed nickel. Dual leather straps provide the option to carry this tote on your shoulder or by hand, and bottom feet protect the bag from the floor. Value: $200

520 Sun Seeker Fun Package from Suzi Curtis, The Curtis Group, Etna, NH prAna is sanskrit for breath, life and vitaility of spirit. These sentiments guide prAnaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s business philosophy and design aesthetic. Their clothes and accessories are created with organic cotton, natural fibers and recycled materials. Enjoy your summer in the sun with this high quality tote, scarf and two hatsâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;an embroidered baseball cap and a paper straw fedora. Value: $175

521 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, with details in green, teal and pink; the other in blue, with details in purple, pink and raspberry. You and your partner will keep warm in style next winter! Hand wash. Value: $90


Fashion & Beauty 522 Swedish Massage from 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 healthâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;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

523 60-Minute Single Practitioner Massage from TouchChi Advanced Bodywork & Massage, White River Jct., 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

524 90-Minute Deep Tissue Massage from Kevin Comeau: Vermont Massage Therapy, Hartford, VT Deep tissue massages are 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, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll feel like brand new! Value: $125


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Home & Garden 601 Mariner Oil Lamp from Danforth Pewterers, Ltd., Middlebury, VT A Danforth Pewter Classic, the Mariner pewter oil lamp was designed with a wide, stable base like a ship's decanter. The sleek and elegant sheen of the meticulous satin finish glows warmly even without a flame. Designed for function, the burner and chimney are the highest quality. Holds 20 ounces of lamp oil and is 14" high with chimney. Oil burns at approximately 3 hours per ounce (based on Danforth’s smokeless liquid paraffin oil.) Value: $210

602 “Owlin’ at the Moon” Puzzle from Stave Puzzles, Inc., 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, “Owlin’ at the Moon,” especially for the Montshire Museum’s annual auction. Stave TeaserPuzzles have nasty little design features to add extra challenge to the puzzle and delightfully drive you nuts, including confusing colors, repeating shapes, empty spaces in which nothing fits, irregular edges and fiendishly clever cutting. The fun recycles, too, because they don't necessarily get easier the more you do them. They'll continue to taunt and tempt you with their cheery pieces in the deceptively small box. Value: $495

603 Summer Snow Globe from CoolSnowGlobes, Windsor, VT Snow globes embody a sense of whimsy and provide an escape into a perfect miniature world. Summer—an exquisite waterglobe with lilacs and a sculpture inspired by August St. Gaudens—evokes memories of warm sunny days. One of The Four Seasons series by CoolSnowGlobes, based in Windsor, VT. Value: $55

604 Handcrafted Owl Pillow from Sharon G Comeau, Hartford, VT This charming owl pillow will put a smile on your face. Handcrafted by Vermont crafter Sharon Comeau from organic and repurposed fabric, and filled with natural fiber, each of her creations are unique. Value: $36 34

Home & Garden 605 Tree of Enchantment Glass Ornament from Cyn Barrette, Hanover, NH Enjoy the magic of the seasons with this unique glass ornament. Measuring 6â&#x20AC;? in diameter, this beautiful hand blown globe features shades of orange, yellow and blue. Perfect for hanging in an outdoor garden or in a sunny indoor nook. Value: $40

606 Fish Sculpture from Ann Marie and Dennis Lynch, Hanover, NH The fish has a special symbolic meaning in many cultures. In Eastern Indian mythology, the fish symbolizes change and transformation; in Christianity it is a symbol of abundance and faith; in China it is symbolic of unity and fidelity; and in Ancient African tradition it symbolizes fertility. No matter your background, bring all of these positive attributes into your home with this charming silver-colored fish. Perfect as a paperweight, doorstop, or intriguing tchotchke. Value: $30

607 Weber Grill Tool Set from Hanover True Value, Hanover, NH Experience outdoor cooking at its best with this essential Weber Grill Tool set. Included are a Weber 12" T-brush, Double prong skewer, Stainless Steel Flex Skewer, Silicone Basting Brush, Black BBQ Apron, Stainless Steel Individual Tongs, Peppered Garlic & Herb Marinade and Gourmet Burger Seasoning. Enjoy grilling with your family and friends. Value: $90

608 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 9/30/2014.) Value: $175


Home & Garden 609 Hanging Basket Design 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 8/31/2014.) Value: $175.

610 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 9/30/2014.) Value: $210

611 E.C. Browns Gift Certificate from E.C. Browns’ Nursery, Thetford Ctr., VT Be inspired as you browse the vast 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 fresh 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


Home & Garden 612 Organic Gardening Class and Perennials from Peter and Anne Silberfarb, Norwich, VT Cedar Circle Farm, East Thetford, VT Grow confidence and gain a more complete understanding of how to increase the health, productivity, and diversity in your garden all season long with this class from Cedar Circle Farm. Participants will learn techniques for growing more and weeding less, while nurturing soil life and ecological health. Classes take place on the farm with Cedar Circle Farm staff. Use your newfound skills 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 2014, 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 donor ahead to set up convenient times. Expires 10/31/14.) Value: $120

613 Lilac Plants 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 them 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 10/1/2014.) Value: $225

614 Handmade Bluebird House and Bird Tile Game from Michael Mayor, Hanover, NH Lemon Tree Gifts of Hanover, Hanover, NH “Cheer, cheer, cheerful charmer” sings the Eastern bluebird. Get to know this melodious tune as you welcome bluebirds to your yard with this 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 x 17”d x 23”t. Help your child learn about the birds that will visit your bird house while enhancing their memory with this wooden Backyard Birds Memory Tile Game provided by The Lemon Tree. Located on Main Street in Hanover, The Lemon Tree is the goto gift and home accessories shop featuring gifts for every season, person and occasion. Value: $153 37

Home & Garden 615 Home Heating Fuel 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 $3.89 per gallon, B20 BioHeat is $3.89 per gallon, and Propane is $4.69 per gallon. (Deliveries made in Simple Energy service area only— 30 mile radius from West Lebanon. Expires June 1, 2015. 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 $800

616 Fresh Coat of Paint from Projects by TAP, Taylor Piffath, Norwich, VT Is your home in need of some sprucing up or some new color? Nothing can revive the feel of your home like a fresh coat of paint. Taylor Piffath will paint one room 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

617 Home Clean Home from Penguin Maid Service, Orford, NH Who doesn’t dread cleaning, especially on a beautiful spring day? Leave your spring cleaning to the pros with this certificate from Penguin Maid Service. You’ll receive one hour of expert, efficient cleaning by four Penguin Maids at your home in Hanover, Lebanon, Lyme, Norwich, or Thetford. Value: $100


Home & Garden 618 Boughs of Holly from Cinny Bensen, Norwich, VT Alice Williams, Norwich, VT Looking for a unique and lovely addition to your holiday display? The donors will travel to the flower market in Boston to carefully choose and purchase, at wholesale prices, up to $150 worth of itemsâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;worth $300 if shopping retail! You could receive an unusual and beautifully appointed outdoor wreath, as well as plantings such as potted bulbs and topiaries to adorn a mantle or table centerpiece. (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 date in early December.) Value: $500

619 Pet Grooming from Fresh & Furry Pet Grooming, Inc., Fairlee, VT Having a pet is a wonderful experience, but the regular care and maintenance can be challenging and costly. Just getting your pet(s) to the groomer takes hours out of your day, and usually there are other pets, waiting in cages, until it is time for their wash and groom. Avoid the hassle by calling Fresh & Furry Pet Grooming. Owner Dirk Ussler will come to your home to provide grooming services for two animals (dogs or cats). The grooming will include a haircut, brush out, bath, nail clipping, ear cleaning and coat conditioning. (Good for a grooming session in the Upper Valley area. Travel beyond 50 miles requires a surcharge of $25 per 50 miles. Expires 12/31/2014.) Value: $120

620 Portrait Session from Kelsey DeWitt, West Lebanon, NH Kelsey DeWitt specializes in photography about love. A Hallmark Institute of Photography graduate, she is ready to come to a location of your choice (within 20 miles of Hanover) for an hour-long portrait session. At the end of your photo shoot, sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll send you the high resolution files (a minimum of 50 images) from your session. You can order the prints of your choosing through Kelsey or your local print shop. Value: $300


Home & Garden 621 Car Electronics Installation from Connected Car Audio, Enfield, NH Connected Car Audio is the Upper Valley's only independent shop covering all aspects of mobile electronics for your car, including remote car starters, stereos, amps, speakers, satellite radio, navigation, marine audio, integration, installations, and custom fabrication. The owner, Jon Putnam, has 17 years of experience, and performs and guarantees the quality of his work. "Get connected with your car!" (Good towards labor only.) Value: $50

622 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 wear. Apply this certificate, good for up to $200 worth of services towards any detailing, interior or exterior, and watch the layers of winter grime on your vehicle vanish. (Good for up to $200 in services, holder of certificate responsible for additional charges.) Value: $200

623 Catalina Fixed Top 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. This Catalina Dining Room table is crafted in solid American black walnut hardwood and measures 40” x 60”. (Piece is from Copeland Furniture Seconds Inventory, valued at Seconds price.) Value: $965


Home & Garden 624 Side Table and Design Consultation from Alice Williams Interiors, Hanover, NH This wooden side table from Alice Williams Interiors unifies form and function, with a pull-out tray, a shelf and a storage drawer, as well as a hidden, working power strip on the back. Just plug the table in, and you have a convenient place to plug in a table lamp, cell phone chargers or laptop cords. To complement this beautiful table, Alice will include 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: $585

625 Plant Stand from Ann Marie and Dennis Lynch, Hanover, NH This beautiful plant stand features three metal arrows bound by metal cord and a copper and gray marble surface. Perfect for bringing your favorite house plant a little closer to the sun. 40” tall x 12” diameter. Value: $250

626 Consuelo Chandelier from Creative Lighting Designs and Decor, Lebanon, NH, Creative Lighting Designs & Decor provides the Upper Valley with top-quality lighting and home accents. The warm wrought iron of this Consuelo chandelier by Aidan Gray is aged with character in a black iron finish and complemented with burlap rope accents. The hand crafted process that is used on the chandelier gives the depth and warmth of a vintage find. It holds 12 bulbs, has a 44” diameter, measures 33” high and comes with a 7’ chain. Value: $1600

627 Shaker Bench from Holtorf Woodworking, Perkinsville, VT Robert Holtorf is known for his impeccable craftsmanship and finish work. This handcrafted shaker bench is finished in colonial gray paint and measures 36”w x 11”d x 17”t. Value: $300


Home & Garden 628 Window Pane Mirror from Jack 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: $100

629 Crib Size Wool Duvet with Cover from Falling Tree Farm, Meriden, NH This lovely crib size duvet is made of natural wool from the Merino, Romney and Shetland sheep at Falling Tree Farm. It comes with a machine washable duvet cover featuring a bright green and blue spotted pattern. Measuring 48” x 60”, it’s the perfect size to use as a lap throw or bedding for a little one. Value: $155

630 Chinese Needlepoint Rug from Eleanor Shannon, Hanover, NH This handsome Chinese Needlepoint rug is the perfect accent for a formal dining room or living room. Featuring a floral design in shades of beige, black, brick red, sage green and powder blue, it will complement any decor. 11’ x 16’. Value: $1300

631 Oushak Pillarbox Rug from Khawachen/InnerAsia, Hanover, NH The Oushak Carpet Series has been designed using the traditional Oushak Lotus as a dominant feature. It features a dense, deep Axminster finish and is made from 100% natural Turkish wool for a consistent and luxurious look and feel. This beautiful floor covering will offer a striking and rich appeal to your room. 3’10” x 5’5”. Value: $360


Home & Garden 632 Garden Bench from Ann Marie and Dennis Lynch, Hanover, NH This lovely outdoor bench is the perfect place to spend a warm spring day. Ideal for your front porch, garden, or that spot under your favorite tree. Forest green in color, the bench measures 48”w x 36”h x 24”d. Value: $300

633 Envirowood Adirondack Chair from All Decked Out, Quechee, VT Ron Sleeper and Judy Evans Sleeper opened All Decked Out in 1985 with the mission of providing quality casual furniture and accessories at a reasonable price with outstanding service. Get ready for sunny summer days and outdoor living with this white Envirowood Adirondack chair. Made in the USA from 100% high-density polyethylene, it’s permeated with UV stabilized color throughout. Envirowood has the look of traditional painted wood with very little maintenance. Value: $325

634 Pointer Topiary from Uncommon Home, White River Jct., VT This 32" mossed topiary of a Pointer will add a whimsical touch to your home. Sally Burns of Uncommon Home has lovingly arranged him with succulents. He would warmly welcome guests to a patio, porch or foyer. Value: $325

635 Polaris 114 EQ-D Telescope from Jon Gilbert Fox, Hanover, NH The Polaris 114EQ-D telescope by Meade is an easy-to-operate, 4.5” reflecting telescope. This package includes the telescope; an equatorial mount with pre-attached, continuously adjustable, aluminum tripod; three eyepieces; a viewfinder with bracket; a counterweight with counterweight shaft; cable controls for both telescope axes; instruction manual and “The Young Astronomer” guidebook. Value: $150


Unique Experiences 701 SILO Distillery Tour and Vodka Gift Package from SILO Distillery, Windsor, VT American Crafted Spirits was founded by 8th generation Vermonters in 2011. Makers of SILO vodka, bourbon whiskey and gin, the company strives to deliver on a vision of creating artisanal, handmade products that are premium and the best in category. Enjoy a private tour for up to four people of the SILO distillery in Windsor. The highest bidder will also take home a handsomely packaged SILO gift box including a bottle of SILO Vodka, a jar of SILO infused olives, and two glasses. Value: $225

702 Wine Tasting Experience from Norwich Wines & Spirits, Norwich, VT

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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 12/31/2014.) Value: $700

703 Roast Your Own Coffee from Sherlock Terry, Fairlee, VT Montshire Exhibits Assistant Sherlock Terry is a jack of all trades. From gardening, to cooking, to keeping Montshire’s exhibits exciting, he does it all with panache. One of Sherlock’s latest passions is roasting his own coffee. Spend two hours with Sherlock learning to home roast your own supply for the freshest coffee you’ll ever taste. He’ll supply a sampler of home roasted coffee for you to take home on Auction night. Value: $100


Unique Experiences 704 Tarot Card Reading from Jane Carrier, Wilder, VT Tarot readings are a popular tool for spiritual introspection where you can gain insight and advice about life, love, your career and more. Join Jane Carrier in a half-hour Tarot spread reading session to learn about your past, present and future. Value: $50

705 Personal Tour of the Hood Museum from Michael Taylor, 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 of Art. Taylor curated the current exhibition "In Residence: Contemporary Art at Dartmouth College," which would make for an exceptional experience, and would include a catalogue of the exhibition. Or consider a tour of the permanent collection or another upcoming exhibition. (Maximum tour size: 10.) Value: $250

706 Lunch for four with President Philip Hanlon from Philip Hanlon, Hanover, NH When Philip Hanlon became the 18th president of Dartmouth in 2013, he brought more than a decade of successful leadership experience from his time at the University of Michigan. Throughout his career, he has proven himself to be a passionate scholar-teacher. In addition to his role as Dartmouth President, he is an expert on mathematical topics such as computational genetics and cryptology. Delight in this unique opportunity to share lunch with President Hanlon and learn about his vision for Dartmouth. (President Hanlon will provide lunch for you and three guests; use by October 31, 2014.) Value: $250


Unique Experiences 707 Hypertherm Tour from Hypertherm, Inc., Hanover, NH

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For nearly 50 years, Hypertherm has been manufacturing plasma cutters in the Upper Valley. Their innovations in plasma cutting, lean manufacturing, employee ownership, environmental stewardship, safety, and employee development have made them a world leader in their field. Have you ever wondered what goes on behind Hypertherm's walls? This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to find out! You and your group of 8–10 guests will be taken on a private tour of Hypertherm's LEED Gold manufacturing facility. Your visit will include a cutting demonstration, you and your group will have the chance to use a plasma cutter and will receive your own metal cut objects. (All members of tour group must follow safety guidelines, including wearing safety equipment on the manufacturing floor and in the cutting lab. Arrange a mutually agreeable time with donor.) Value: $250

708 Experience China from Lucie Liang, Etna, NH

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Have you always wanted to go to China? Or do you have a trip to China planned? Either way, this experience is for you! Your group of six will enjoy a two-hour lesson in basic Chinese and a four-course meal in the Etna home of Lucie Liang. Lucie grew up in China and moved to the U.S. with her husband in 2002 after a short time in Australia. She’ll greet you with a warm 歡迎 or huān yíng. (Arrange mutually agreed upon time with donor.) Value: $150

709 Tango Lessons for Six from Marta Ceroni and Armin Helisch, Enfield, NH

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Marta Ceroni and Armin Helisch have been dancing tango together since 2008 and now enjoy teaching Dartmouth students and community members on a regular basis. To them tango is "the most beautiful social dance in the world; nothing compares to the connection that one can reach with tango!" Bring 5 friends to this 75 minute lesson to learn the basics of Tango—how to connect, how to lead and follow with no need to talk, and tango walk. (Schedule mutually agreeable time with instructors. Six people maximum. Expires 9/30/2014.) Value: $120


Unique Experiences 710 Explore Your Crafty Side from Craft Studies at the Hanover League of NH Craftsmen, Hanover, NH, Take some time to explore a new craft, or further develop a crafting skill that you’ve been tinkering with. Craft Studies at the Hanover League of NH Craftsmen offers classes for all ages and skill levels in pottery, metalsmithing, jewelry making, mosaics, basketry, book making, mixed media, textiles, and various other media. This certificate is good for a 50% discount on the class of your choosing. Value: Up to $115

711 Flex Pass at The New London Barn Playhouse from New London Barn Playhouse, New London, NH The New London Barn Playhouse is New Hampshire’s oldest continually operating summer-stock theater. This past season, the Barn was honored with the most awards given to any professional theater in New Hampshire. Featuring a cast of emerging artists and accomplished professionals, the New London Barn is an unmatched theater experience. This flex pass allows you to choose four of the Barn’s 2014 productions from the following titles: A Little Night Music, Damn Yankees, Spamalot, Dial M for Murder, Over the Pub, Kiss Me Kate, and NL Barn Intern Idols. Value: $120

712 A Night at the Opera from Opera North, Lebanon, NH Opera North is the Northeast's premier summer opera festival, with a proud track record of presenting high-quality productions in the intimacy of the 710-seat Lebanon Opera House, and of serving as a career launching pad for young artists. With two tickets from Opera North, you can choose between three amazing shows: Lerner & Loewe’s My Fair Lady, Verdi’s La Traviata or Weill’s Street Scene. Value: $144


Unique Experiences 713 Two Tickets to a Northern Stage Production from Northern Stage, White River Jct., VT Northern Stage offers 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 tickets entitle you and a companion to an evening of laughter and excitement at one Northern Stage production during the 2014–2015 season. (Details about the season should be available on auction night. Expires 5/04/15.) Value: $130

714 Complete Book Club from Katharine Britton, Norwich, VT Cantore’s Pizza, West Lebanon, NH Bakewell, Norwich, VT

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Is it your turn to host the Book Club? Here’s everything you need—the book, a guest speaker, and food! Katharine Britton will provide you with five signed copies of her second novel, “Little Island,” in which a New England family gathers for a weekend on their island in Maine and learns what "being family" really means. She will also attend your meeting for Q&A time following your group’s discussion. Feed your group some casual eats with this $30 gift certificate for pizza from Cantore’s in West Lebanon and this $25 gift certificate for treats from Bakewell at the Norwich Farmer’s market. Cantore’s Pizza offers only the freshest ingredients including hand tossed “pies,” dough that is made fresh on premise every day as well as locally grown produce and only the highest quality cheese and meats. Bakewell’s delightful baked goods have been one of the Norwich Farmers Market’s treasures for several years now. Enjoy your favorite Bakewell treats, whether they be canelés or macaroons. (Katharine will join your Book Group for 45–60 minutes; arrange mutually agreed upon time with donor.) Value: $150


Unique Experiences 715 Introduction to Beekeeping from Leif LaWhite, North Thetford, VT Whether you're just interested in bees, or thinking seriously of starting your own colony, Leif LaWhite has the knowledge and experience to guide you. Either spend a few hours with Leif at Cedar Circle Farm where he can take you inside the hives there, or have him come to your home (within 30 miles) to assist with the setup of your own hives. (If winning bidder wants to start beekeeping this summer, please contact Leif right away. Tour limited to four people. Arrange a mutually agreeable time Thursdayâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;Sunday. Expires 8/31/2014.) Value: $100

716 After-Hours Baking Event from The Metro Bakery & Cafe, Hanover, NH

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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. Expires 5/2/2015.) Value: $200


Unique Experiences 717 Party with the Stars from Greg DeFrancis, Norwich, VT Jake’s Quechee Market, Lebanon, 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. Feed your group of stargazers with this $100 gift certificate to Jake’s Quechee Market. Jake's new Quechee location is a one-stop shop for your daily shopping needs. Whether it’s a breakfast sandwich for the road, the ingredients for a holiday meal, or a quick stop to grab the fixings for a home (or semi-home) cooked meal, Jake’s has you covered. (Arrange a mutually agreeable date with donor.) Value: $400

718 Sailplane Ride from Post Mills Soaring Club, Post Mills, VT Soar like an eagle and get a bird’s-eye view of the Vermont countryside. 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 11/1/2014.) Value: $80

719 Boating on the Connecticut River from Fred and Mila Wainwright, Lebanon, NH Come for a ride on this 25’ Sea Ray speed boat with your hosts, the Wainwright Family. A must do if you have never experienced the Connecticut River from the water, you’ll enjoy a wonderful day of beautiful scenery. Lunch will be provided and up to 4 people or a family of 4 are welcome. Value: $150


Unique Experiences 720 Pontoon Cruise from Fairlee Marine, Fairlee, VT

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Gather a group of friends and have fun on the Connecticut River with these two Pontoon boat rentals. This rental includes two 21' boats holding up to 12 people each with launch and take-out included. The best part: you drive! No license required. Cruise up or down the river with your friends. Suitable for all ages from 1 to 100. All safety equipment provided. (Monday thru Friday only, reservations required. Two certificates each good for one Pontoon boat rental.) Value: $390

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

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You donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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 two of your movie nights into an entire evening out with these two $25 gift certificates to Salubre Trattoria, just a block away in the Hanover Park Building. Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll enjoy classic Italian food in an intimate atmosphere. (Each certificate good for $25, only one certificate can be used at a time.) Value: $266

722 Fun and Ice Cream at Fore-U from Fore-U Golf Center & Ice Cream Fore-U, West Lebanon, NH, Treat your child and his or her 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


Unique Experiences 723 Oh, Art Summer Camp from Oh, Art, White River Jct., VT, Summer brings a whole new energy to art making at Oh, Art with sidewalk chalk, loft fishing and all the pink lemonade your child can drink. After warm-up drawings at arrival, campers join together as a group to work on a project. Stations at Oh, Art are prepared environments, so that when students finish group activities they can choose where to go and what to do based on interest. This Certificate is for one free week of Oh, Art Summer Camp. (Ages 3–10; Monday– Friday 8:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m.; choose from 6/23–6/27, 7/7–7/11, 7/14–7/18, 7/21–7/25, 7/28–8/1, 8/4–8/8, and 8/11–8/15.) Value: $200

724 Quechee Club Kid’s Camp from The Quechee Club, Quechee, VT The Quechee Club offers a variety of activities and amenities during their summer programs for kids. Mini Crew is a halfday program for kids ages 3–5, where your child will enjoy arts & crafts, Mini-Science experiments, swimming lessons, outdoor games and just some plain old fun! Q Crew, for kids ages 6–12, offers a variety of different camp options, depending on the week. All sessions are held at Murphy Farm, and operate weekly June 16–August 15. Value: $175

725 Gymnastics for Preschoolers from Northern Lights Gymnastics, White River Jct., 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 to Kindergarten. Good for one preschool gymnastics class; Northern Lights $20 registration fee not included.) Value: $95


Unique Experiences 726 Trampolining with Julia Krass from Julia Krass, Hanover, NH Sixteen-year-old Julia Krass is one of the fresh new faces of freeskiing. She learned to ski at age two at Whaleback, and did the Upper Valley proud at the Sochi Olympics. To keep fit, one of Julia’s favorite workouts is trampolining. Bounce around for two hours with Julia on the trampoline at her Hanover home. (Good for two people. Arrange a mutually agreeable time with the donor.) Value: $150

727 Push-Cart Science & Gelato at your Party from The Montshire Museum Education Dept., Norwich, VT, Morano Gelato, Hanover, NH

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Let Montshire Museum and Morano Gelato come to YOU for your next birthday celebration! A Montshire educator will arrive with the push-cart and provide 90 minutes of on-going, hands-on tinkering activities that guests can participate in at their leisure. Create scribble bots, flying machines, and more! Add to the festivities with the Upper Valley’s favorite treat— gelato! Morano Gelato will bring their cart to your gathering with up to three of your favorite flavors. (Pick a mutually agreed upon date and time with Montshire staff and Morano Gelato. Limit 40 people. Youth must be accompanied by adults at a 5:1 ratio. Maximum of 90 minutes with both Montshire Push-Cart and Morano Gelato Cart. Local area only—within 20 miles of Hanover.) Value: $750


Getaways 801 Boothbay Harbor Getaway from David and Mary Otto, Norwich, VT Escape your everyday life with a great vacation in this beautiful log cabin in Boothbay Harbor, Maine. The cabin, built in 1925 and pictured in the book “Rusticators in Sprucewood: Preserving the Legacy”, has an eat-in 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 12–19, 2014, Saturday through Saturday stay; non-smokers only; pets negotiable.) Value: $2300

802 Getaway at Lake Willoughby from Stephen Plume and Martha McDaniel, White River Jct., 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 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 29, through Monday, September 1; alternate dates possible, depending on availability; contact donor to schedule; please bring your own linens and leave no food behind.) Value: $400


Getaways 803 Hand Painted Portrait and NYC Overnight from Kramer Portraits, New York, NY Are you looking to commemorate a special event or family milestone? Kramer Portraits is the leading name in elegant family portraiture. This gift certificate is good for a Masterpiece Portrait (20" wall portrait) on canvas with artist hand painted detailing to be created at the Pierre Hotel in New York City on specified dates. The portrait is for up to 8 people, and the certificate includes a one night stay for up to 4 guests at the Pierre Hotel in New York City for the night of the portrait session. (Gift certificate valid on the following dates: July 12th, 13th; August 16th, 17th; October 18th, 19th; November 8th, 9th; December 6th, 7th, 27th, 28th, 29th. Unframed, non-transferable. Does not include transportation, food or beverages, gratuities or other extras.) Value: $6500

804 Night in Boston from Shelley Gilbert, Hanover, NH Enjoy an overnight getaway with up to three other adults in Boston. Located on Pearl Street in Charlestown, this twobedroom apartment is walking distance to the Gaslight District. The Bunker Hill Monument, Charles River and USS Constitution are all nearby, as well as several bus stops and a T-stop. (Arrange a mutually agreed upon date with donor. Adults only.) Value: $500


Getaways 805 Burlington Getaway from Flynn Center for the Performing Arts, Burlington, VT, The Essex, Vermont’s Culinary Resort & Spa, Essex Junction, VT, Take in a live performance and relax in luxury accommodations with this Burlington getaway. Experience an evening you’ll never forget when you and a guest attend a Flynn Center MainStage performance during the 2014–2015 season. The Flynn Center is a full-service home for the performing arts in Burlington—experience world-class music, Broadway theater, dance, or family performances. (List of available performances will be available in September; contact donor to redeem.) Nestled in the panoramic Green Mountains, The Essex Culinary Resort and Spa provides a wide variety of resort experiences complemented by exceptional customer service in charming Essex Junction, Vermont, 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; valid for use Sunday– Thursday. Expires 5/31/2015.) Value: $344

806 Overnight and Dinner in the Mad River Valley from Lareau Farm Inn, Home of American Flatbread, Waitsfield, VT, Enjoy a one-night stay at the Lareau Farm Inn, including a $50 gift certificate and preferential seating on the waiting list at the American Flatbread restaurant, adjacent to the Inn. Enjoy a scrumptious farmhouse breakfast and relaxing fun atmosphere. Wonderful as a romantic retreat, or for families with children and pets. Located in the heart of the Mad River Valley with hiking, skiing, snowshoeing, cycling and mountain biking, you’ll find trails right out the back door and a refreshing swimming hole out front. Based on room availability. Value: $200


Getaways 807 Moosilauke Ravine Lodge Overnight from Dartmouth Outdoor Programs, Hanover, NH www.

Built in the late 1930s, The Moosilauke Ravine Lodge provided accommodations for some of the nation’s earliest competitive skiing events. 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 yet homey place where the staff serves 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 2014 season, subject to availability. Expires 11/1/2015.) Value: $235

808 One Night Stay at the Common Man Inn in Claremont 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: $125


Getaways 809 Two-Night Getaway at Savage Hart Farm from Todd and Peggy Allen—Savage Hart Farm, White River Jct., VT, Enjoy this two-night stay at Savage Hart Farm—a working sheep farm with spectacular views! Just 6 miles from the Dartmouth Green, the apartment offers 675 square feet with a full kitchen with microwave, bath with shower and washer/dryer, a very comfortable queen-size sleeper sofa in the main room and a queen-size platform bed in the bedroom. Pets welcomed. Great for a staycation or as a place to house out-oftown guests. (Date to be mutually agreed upon with the donor. View photos on their website at Value: $390

810 Four Walt Disney World Park Hopper Passes from Walt Disney World, Orlando, FL Enjoy these four complimentary One-Day Park Hopper passes to the most magical place on earth! These passes are valid during normal operating hours and provide admission to a magical experience at Disney’s unique theme parks: the Magic Kingdom® Park, Epcot®, Disney's Hollywood Studios®, or Disney's Animal Kingdom® for one day. (Please note, the passes are valid through March 6, 2016 and cannot be upgraded nor can they be applied towards a package to meet eligibility requirements.) Value: $516

811 Private Car Service to the Airport from Upper Valley Ride, Grantham, NH Driving to catch a flight from Boston-Logan, Manchester, Lebanon or Burlington shouldn’t be stressful. Let Upper Valley Ride to the Airport worry about the traffic and weather while you relax and enjoy the ride. After being picked up at your home, sit back and relax, read the paper and unwind. Use these three $25 certificates towards future trips to the airport. Value: $75


Getaways 812 New York Without the Hassle from Cape Air/Nantucket Airlines, Hyannis, MA www.capeair. com 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. (Four one way coupons. Expires 5/2/2015.) Value: $638


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Dining Out 901 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 several years at Angkor Wat perfecting his menu, which fuses together some of his Cambodian and Thai favorites with his own unique flavors. Value: $35

902 Ariana’s Chef’s Tasting Dinner for Four from Ariana’s Restaurant, Orford, NH Ariana’s Restaurant, located at the Bunten Farm in Orford, is a unique restaurant that offers excellent service with an intimate setting. The food is made from the freshest ingredients and is accompanied by a wine list that is to die for. A chef’s tasting dinner for four prepared by owner Martin Murphy will be a multi-course meal paired with different wines. The winner may speak with Chef Martin in advance to review allergies and dislikes, to insure that the dinner will be enjoyed by all. Value: $300

903 Bentleys from Bentleys, Woodstock, VT Situated at the heart of Woodstock Village on the corner of Central and Elm Streets, Bentleys has welcomed local patrons, families, and visitors to the greater Woodstock area since 1976. At Bentleys you’ll find comfortable surroundings, tasty fare, and wonderful entertainment ranging from DJs with dancing to live bands and musicians. In 2013 John RuggieriLam and Maria Freddura, of the famous "Daily Catch" restaurants in Boston,purchased Bentleys and combined their expertise to take it to "the next level" for generations to come. Value: $50


Dining Out 904 Blue Sky Restaurant Group—Jesse’s or Molly’s from Blue Sky Restaurant Group, Hanover, NH www. Enjoy a night out with a fabulous meal at either of these fantastic restaurants from the Blue Sky Restaurant Group. Discover why Molly’s—offering a taste for every appetite—has become a Dartmouth College tradition. Or relax in the charming, log-cabin atmosphere at Jesse’s while enjoying steak or seafood and its famous salad bar. Value: $100

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 atmosphere— all that you’ll require for a wonderful evening out! Value: $50

906 Elixir from Elixir Restaurant, White River Jct., VT Elixir combines excellent hospitality, food and service to meet all guest expectations and strives to provide you with the perfect restaurant experience. Located in the old Freight House in downtown White River Junction, the menu features creative, approachable food, freshly prepared using local ingredients, with a wine list to satisfy a variety of tastes. Value: $100

907 Flying Goose Brewpub & Grille from The Flying Goose Brew Pub & Grille, New London, NH, The Flying Goose is a family owned restaurant well-known for its award-winning, handcrafted beers, pub-style menu, and stunning views of Mt. Kearsarge. In 2011, they became the first solar-powered brewery in New Hampshire! Enjoy lunch or dinner with these gift cards, or share them with friends. (Four $25 gift cards.) Value: $100


Dining Out 908 Four Aces Gift Certificate from Four Aces Diner, West Lebanon, NH Four Aces has been an Upper Valley favorite for over 60 years! Housed in an original 1952 Worcester Diner Car, the kitschy decor ads to the ambiance of their amazing food. The Bubble & Squeak, Red Flannel Hash, and the ginormous “The Donut” are just a few of their specialties. Value: $25

909 Gusanoz from Gusanoz Mexican Restaurant, Lebanon, NH www. 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.) Value: $60

910 PINE at Hanover Inn at Dartmouth College from Hanover Inn at Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH, Located at the Hanover Inn at Dartmouth College, PINE is an American restaurant incorporating a farm-to-table philosophy, utilizing a bounty of ingredients available in and around New England. Created by acclaimed Chef-Restaurateur Michael Schlow, PINE features approachable, well-executed dishes. PINE Restaurant is the “spot” in Hanover and throughout the Upper Valley and welcomes you 7 days a week for lunch, dinner and a great Sunday brunch. Value: $100

911 The Hartland Diner from The Hartland Diner, Hartland, VT What could make a fantastic diner breakfast better? Three opinionated women wearing some snazzy diner get ups and serving up great food, great coffee and even better service. The Hartland Diner is open 7 days a week serving breakfast and lunch from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. They are ALL ABOUT fresh, delicious, cooked to order food served up with a special brand of Hartland banter. Be ready to have a good meal, a good time and to THROW DOWN! Value: $50


Dining Out 912 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

913 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. You’ll enjoy a fabulous five-course dinner. (Reservations are required, closed Mondays and Tuesdays. Does not include tax, gratuity, or beverages. Expires May 2, 2015.) Value: $116

914 The Lebanon Diner from The Lebanon Diner, Lebanon, NH 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

915 Lou’s Restaurant and Bakery 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


Dining Out 916 Lyme Inn Dinner for Four from Lyme Inn, Lyme, NH, The Lyme Inn’s award winning restaurant will tantalize your palate with locally sourced culinary creations, while their warm hospitality will bring you back time and time again. You and your guests can feast upon a delicious three-course meal at the Inn Thursday through Monday from 5–9 p.m. (Bar, tax and tip excluded.) Value: $300

917 Market Table from Market Table, Hanover, NH Market Table 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 with this gift certificate. (Reservations recommended; alcohol not included.) Value: $25

918 Melaza Caribbean Bistro from Melaza Caribbean Bistro, Woodstock, VT Melaza Bistro is like no other restaurant in Vermont, providing a casual fine dining experience where classic New England cuisine meets the Caribbean! The menu features fresh ingredients, lovingly prepared with a Latin fusion and creatively presented, as well as a variety of wines and spirits. Value: $75

919 Mickey’s Roadside Cash 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: $80


Dining Out 920 Murphy’s on the Green from Murphy’s on the Green, Hanover, NH Appealing to the ‘locavore’ 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 one of the top-rated restaurants 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: $50

921 Norwich Inn Dinner for Six from The Norwich Inn, Norwich, VT Gather five friends and head over to the Norwich Inn for a fun night out—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 5/4/2015.) Value: $250

922 Orient from Orient Restaurant, Hanover, NH Offering a modern twist on authentic Chinese and Japanese food, Orient Restaurant in Hanover features Chinese favorites and a variety of sushi. Use this gift certificate for lunch, dinner, or a party platter. (Expires 8/31/2014.) Value: $40


Dining Out 923 Osteria Pane e Salute from Osteria Pane e Salute, Woodstock, VT Enjoy authentic Italian food right here in Vermont! Osteria Pane e Salute’s kitchen is inspired by local ingredients and the seasons. Dishes on the menu change weekly, sometimes daily, and there are always special dishes being offered. Their recipes are in the tradition of “cucina casareccia”—Italian "homecooking"—and have been collected over years of living and traveling in many regions of Italy. Their wine list compliments the mission to compile a living archive of regional, indigenous Italian varietals. Your evening will revolve around sharing a meal and the elegance of hospitality, taking the time to appreciate both. This certificate is good for two prezzo fisso dinners. (Beverages, taxes and gratuity not included; restaurant open Thursday–Sunday nights, closed during April and November. Expires April 1, 2015.) Value: $93

924 Prohibition Pig from Prohibition Pig, Waterbury, VT Beer, barbeque, and burgers. Prohibiton 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 Vermont Apple Crisp or Oreo Cookie Pâté. Value: $25

925 Ramunto’s Brick & Brew Pizzeria from Ramunto’s Brick & Brew Pizzeria, Hanover, NH, Ramunto's Brick & Brew Pizzeria offers the best homemade New York style pizza, and it’s no wonder given that they use the freshest, high-quality products with their signature sauce and fresh dough made daily on-site. Value: $50


Dining Out 926 River Stones Tavern from River Stones Tavern, Quechee, VT Sitting atop Waterman Hill, high on the banks of the Ottauquechee River, the new River Stones Tavern in Quechee is fast becoming an Upper Valley favorite. When the family gets hungry, River Stones is the place with something for everyone. It features an eclectic menu utilizing fresh local products. You can enjoy sophisticated Italian pasta entrees alongside wood-fired flatbread pizza, tavern burgers, steaks & a variety of seafood. All this combined with a fun children's menu, live music on Friday nights, and a lively bar scene make River Stones Tavern a must. Value: $50

927 Salubre Trattoria from Salubre Trattoria, Hanover, NH This hidden gem of an Italian restaurant in Hanover provides a cozy and authentic Italian atmosphere. Enjoy an extensive and creative lunch and dinner menu at Salubre Trattoria with this gift certificate. (May not be combined with any additional promotions.) Value: $25

928 Stone Soup from Stone Soup, Strafford, VT No sign, no advertising—just impeccably prepared local foods at an Upper Valley favorite. Discriminating diners will enjoy a gourmet dinner for two at Stone Soup. Relax by the seethrough fire place in the living room, while your eyes feast on the traditional New England charm of the Strafford Green and Stone Soup’s gardens. Your palate will delight in the chef’s distinctive country fare. (Alcohol and gratuity not included.) Value: $100


Dining Out 929 Three Tomatoes Trattoria from Three Tomatoes Trattoria, Lebanon, NH Three Tomatoes Trattoria in downtown Lebanon is a terrific place to enjoy an authentic Italian dining experience in a comfortable atmosphere here in the Upper Valley. They have been serving rustic Italian cuisine, featuring fresh ingredients and bold flavors, to rave reviews for more than 15 years. From warm, crusty bread with olive dipping oil (flavored with a hint of garlic) to wood-fired pizza, delicately-sauced pasta, or traditional Italian desserts, everything is prepared and served with care. (Alcohol and gratuity not included.) Value: $50

930 Tip Top Café from Tip Top Café, White River Jct., 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 savor 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

931 Umpleby’s from Umpleby’s Bakery & Café, Hanover, NH Tarts, cakes and pies oh my! Umpleby’s has created a “bakery utopia” in Hanover using only the best ingredients and they bake everything from scratch! They strive for great food, beautiful surroundings, a happy staff and happy customers. Make yourself happy by stopping in for breakfast or lunch. Or use this certificate to purchase one of their beautiful 9” celebration cakes (serves 16 people)—choose from Lemon Delicious, Raspberry Exquisite, Mocha Joe, and more! If a cake isn’t what you are looking for, then choose from their yummy pie options including Apple Crumb or Chocolate Walnut. (Please order baked goods two days in advance to insure availability.) Value: $50


Dining Out 932 The Worthy Burger from The Worthy Burger, South Royalton, VT The Worthy Burger has gained 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. And make sure to save room for the deep fried bacon for dessert! Value: $50

933 Worthy Kitchen from Worthy Kitchen, Woodstock, VT In their latest venture, the owners of Worthy Burger in South Royalton opened Worthy Kitchen in September of 2013. This new restaurant features a rotating menu, posted on wall-towall chalkboards, and an amazing lineup of beer on 20 taps. Depending on when you visit, selections might include maple bacon wings, crispy fried chicken, spinach & radiccio salad, and stout braised beef short ribs. Value: $50

934 Yama Restaurant from Yama Restaurant, Hanover and West Lebanon, NH Featuring Korean and 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 will feel welcomed with their attentive, friendly service, and their delicious food will have you coming back for more. At lunchtime, Yama provides lunch specials and bento box style meals, with small portions of several items. Enjoy this gift certificate at either location. Value: $40


Entertaining 1001 Cooking Class with Christophe Chef Services 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: $1000

1002 Toast of the Town

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from Jay Heinrichs, Orange, NH Co-op Food Stores—Hanover & Lebanon, NH and White River Jct., VT

Here’s everything you need to throw a festive celebration where you can immortalize and toast a friend at the same time! 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. • Drinks and service at a party of up to 20 people. • Premium alcohol and the best ingredients for up to 20 people. Use this $100 gift certificate to Co-Op Food Stores of New Hampshire and Vermont to purchase some great munchies to feed your guests. Visit one of their locations to buy all the ingredients you need, or contact the Co-op’s Catering department to order some party platters. Value: $400


Entertaining 1003 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 home cooked dinner. Carolyn’s culinary skills are legendary, the wines are carefully selected, and your party of eight will enjoy a fabulous meal. (Schedule a mutually agreeable date with the donors.) Value: $900

1004 Catered Lunch for up to Ten People 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 EBA’s at your home. A sample menu could include a greek salad, lemon herb chicken or salmon, wild rice and grilled vegetables, with cheesecake to top things off. (Delivery included; lunch must be booked in advance by contacting Danielle; must mention gift certificate when booking. Menu may be altered, but value may not exceed $180 inclusively for ten people. Excludes holiday periods.) Value: $180

1005 Blood’s Party Catering or Rental from Blood’s Catering & Party Rentals, White River Jct., VT, Blood’s has all of your catering and rental needs under one roof. For events from 10–2000 guests, offering a wide variety of menus to suit every need. Blood’s can build your event from scratch with tent, tables, lighting, etc., or embellish on your existing location with linens, china, stages and dance floors. Call on them—with this certificate in hand—for your next party need, whether it’s wine glasses for 30 or catering for 100. Value: $300

1006 College Supplies Gift Certificate from College Supplies, Hanover, NH College Supplies, located in Hanover, not only has school and office supplies but also has the best selection of gifts, stationery, greeting cards, toys, candles, party supplies and much more! Use this gift certificate to pick up something fun or practical. Value: $50


Entertaining 1007 Homemade Heaven from Jennifer Rickards, Etna, NH What's better than one homemade pie? Three homemade pies! These tasty desserts will be delivered to your door and are guaranteed to make your family and dinner guests ooh and aah. Choose from pecan, apple, pumpkin, and more. The winning bidder will receive one pie per month for three months. Dates and pie types to be determined in advance with the donor. Use by May 2015. Value: $150

1008 Local Organic Meal Ingredients from Killdeer Farm, Norwich, VT Hogwash Farm, Norwich, VT To create a meal to remember, you’ll want locally grown, organic meat and produce. Start with this Sausage Sampler from Hogwash Farms. They raise their hogs on organic pastures and GMO-free grain without hormones or antibiotics. This Sampler will include three assorted flavors of their Heritage Breed Pork Sausages. Then stop by Killdeer Farm with this $75 certificate to choose from their selection of fresh, seasonal vegetables, plants and flowers. Killdeer has been committed to certified organic and sustainable agricultural practices for over 30 years. (Hogwash Certificate expires 12/31/2014, Killdeer Certificate expires 11/30/2014.) Value: $105

1009 Dirt Cowboy Coffee 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. All coffee at Dirt Cowboy is 100% Arabica, and beans are freshly roasted on site. 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


Entertaining 1010 King Arthur Flour Gift Certificate from King Arthur Flour, Norwich, VT Bakers 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 Flour’s amazing breads and treats, or pick up the best in baking ingredients and tools. Value: $150

1011 Culinary Adventures from Jon Gilbert Fox, Hanover, NH Experience the joys of cooking and baking with this variety of cookbooks focused on different regions and styles. All are hardcover. Cookbooks include: • From the Cook’s Garden: Recipes for Cooks who like to Garden, Gardeners who like to Cook, and Everyone Who Wishes They Had a Garden, Ellen Ecker Ogden 2003 • The New England Table, Lora Brody 2005 • My French Kitchen: A Book of 120 Treasured Recipes, Joanne Harris and Fran Warde 2003 • Second Helpings from Union Square Café, Danny Meyer and Michael Romano 2001 • Silk Road Cooking: A Vegetarian Journey, Najmieh Batmanglij 2002 Value: $100

1012 Celebrity Chefs on Your Shelf from Jon Gilbert Fox, Hanover, NH Experience the joys of cooking and baking with this variety of cookbooks from celebrity chefs. All are hardcover and the first is signed. Cookbooks include: • The Tra Vigne Cookbook: Seasons in the California Wine Country, Michael Chiarello with Penelope Wisner 1999 • The French Laundry Cookbook, Thomas Keller 1999 • The Minimalist Cooks Dinner, Mark Bittman 2001 • Feast for Life: A Benefit Cookbook: Over 100 Celebrities and Chefs Share their Favorite Recipes, Linda Provus Bartlett and Gretchen Sandin Jordan 1996 • The Babbo Cookbook, Mario Batali 2002 Value: $100


Entertaining 1013 U Nespresso Machine from Main Street Kitchens, Hanover, NH With its pure and elegant lines, flexible design and tactile interface, U is the new coffee machine that fits perfectly into daily life. It offers ultra-convenience yet sophisticated technology featuring modular design and fully automated capsule piercing, brewing and ejection by simply and effortlessly closing its slider. U features a removable 0.8 liter water tank, empty water tank detection, a preheating time of 25 seconds, automatic shut off, and a no-drip nozzle. Value: $179

1014 ShackletonThomas Vase from ShackletonThomas, Bridgewater, VT Hand-thrown in ShackletonThomas’ Vermont studio, this vase has been decorated in their cream-carved glaze with freehand drawn flowering peonies. With its beautiful cup shape and intoxicating scent, the peony has long been coveted throughout gardening history. 7.5” h x 6” w. Value: $198

1015 Champlain Collection Cherry Bowl from Andrew Pearce Bowls, Royalton, VT This 13” Cherry bowl is a traditional design inspired by the grandest of Vermont lakes. Simple, elegant lines and a feeling of unflappable balance give this bowl a calm, majestic presence. Hand dipped with a premium, non-toxic, food safe, allergen-free walnut oil. No stains or finishes. Value: $185

1016 Farm House Pottery Pantry Bowl from Pompanoosuc Mills, Hanover, NH This simple, gracefully shaped bowl serves as a foundation in any working kitchen. From mixing ingredients and raising dough, to simply holding fruit, this hand-made vessel is both functional and beautiful. Mix and pour! Value $95


Entertaining 1017 Farm House Pottery Barrel Jug from Pompanoosuc Mills, Hanover, NH This jug is rooted in traditional American pottery styling. Basic in form, this common vessel brings pleasure to every day utility. It’s versatile as well—use it to hold a bounty of wild flowers for a centerpiece on the table. Value: $135

1018 Providence Centerpiece Bowl from Simon Pearce, Windsor, VT For your next dinner party, add some unconventional appeal with the Providence 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

1019 Cutting Board Gift Package from J.K. Adams Company, Dorset, VT J.K. Adams Company is the manufacturer of high-quality wooden cutting boards and other products for those who are passionate about their kitchen. This gift package includes: • Middlebury Maple crackers by Castleton Crackers • 2 jars of Blake Hill Preserves: Orange & 10 yr. Single Malt Whisky and Lemon, Lime & Aged Agave Tequila. • A cherry cutting board from J.K. Adams newest line, the Grafton Collection, measuring 27.5” x 9.5”. Value: $95

1020 Marble ‘Lazy Susan’ from Shaker Hill Granite Company, Enfield, NH www. 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 and formal dining. This classic white piece has gray inclusions and is sure to enhance the style and function of your kitchen. Value: $250


Entertaining 1021 Square 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 around the world. Equally functional and beautiful, this tray is food and microwave safe, and makes an attractive decoration as well. Glazed in a rich deep blue with lime green and brick red accents, this piece measures 2.5" high by 13.5" x 13.5." Value: $350

1022 2012 Bedrock Vineyards Sampler from Norwich Wines & Spirits, Norwich, VT PCM Image-Tek, Springfield, VT A tiny winery founded by Morgan Peterson (his Dad Joel started and ran Ravenswood before selling it several years ago) Bedrock is gaining great notoriety for producing wines from some of the oldest vineyards in California. This assortment of wines from the amazing 2012 vintage shows his talents at their best, and is a unique opportunity to obtain wines that are otherwise very hard to come by. Value: $210 • 2012 Evangelho Vineyard Red • 2012 Kirschenmann Vineyard Zinfandel • 2012 North Coast Syrah • 2012 Sonoma Valley Old Vine Zinfandel • 2012 Sonoma Valley Heritage Red • 2012 Lorenzo's Heritage Red

1023 Hall Cabernet Trio from Norwich Wines & Spirits, Norwich, VT Susan & Mark Valence, Lyme, NH One of Napa’s most highly respected Cabernet producers, Kathryn Hall is known for her traditionally made wines. This collection of 2010 Cabernet Sauvignons includes 2 standardsize 750 ml bottles and one beautiful 1.5 liter Magnum. This gives you an outstanding opportunity to enjoy the smaller bottles in the near future and save the Magnum for just the right occasion! A great wine and the chance to repeat the experience. Value: $200


Entertaining 1024 France vs. U.S. vs.

from Norwich Wines & Spirits, Norwich, VT Green View Advisors, Norwich, VT In 1976, the U.S. made history by “beating” France in a tasting made famous in the movie “Bottle Shock.” With this package, you will have the chance to create your own comparative tasting. Each pair of wines includes one of France’s outstanding examples along with a comparable wine from the United States. You and your friends can be the judges of what you like best! Value: $156 • 2011 Domaine Cheveau Pouilly-Fuisse Vielles Vignes and 2011 Bethel Heights Estate Chardonnay • 2011 Chateau Fonbadet Pauillac and 2011 Delille Cellars D2

1025 Nebbiolo in All its Forms from Norwich Wines & Spirits, Norwich, VT Sometimes described as “ethereal”, Nebbiolo is the most famous grape of Northwestern Italy. In this package, it gets to show all the beauty and power it is known for, but in three very different forms. Barolo and Barbaresco are often referred to as the “King and Queen” of Piemonte, while the Erpacrife is a truly one-of-a-kind sparkling version of the grape. All show a beautiful balance of strength and elegance, and together they make a wonderful selection of Italian wines! Value: $185 • 2008 Erpacrife Sparkling Nebbiolo • 2008 Ada Nada Barbaresco "Valeirano" • 2005 Scarzello Barolo

1026 2005 Turley “Library Vineyard” Petite Syrah from Stan and Jenny Williams, Norwich, VT Planted adjacent to the Estate Zinfandel in California, Turley Vineyards aims to both create and preserve California’s unique winemaking culture. This wine is a classic Napa Valley Petite Syrah: dark & brooding on the nose, bright and vibrant on the palate, and is also certified organic. Exclusively available to a limited mailing list. Value: $70


Entertaining 1027 2010 Turley Zinfandel Rattlesnake Ridge from Stan and Jenny Williams, Norwich, VT Rattlesnake Ridge is an estate-owned and certified organic vineyard. Located at the top of Howell Mountain at about 2600 feet, the vines see more sun here then they would on the valley floor; however, it is much colder due to the elevation, and can even snow in the winter. All combined, these factors make for a truly unique wine: bold, strong tannins and an acid backbone that can only come from Howell Mountain. Value: $65

1028 2008 Turley Zinfandel Moore â&#x20AC;&#x153;Earthquakeâ&#x20AC;? Vineyard from Stan and Jenny Williams, Norwich, VT A classic Zinfandel emerges from a vineyard in St. Helena, California, the 2008 Zinfandel Hayne Vineyard. As always, the 2008 is a prodigious effort. Dramatically better than the 2007, 2006, or 2005, it reveals a dense purple color along with an extraordinary bouquet of pure black raspberries, creme de cassis, licorice, roasted herbs, and pepper. Dense, with massive body and flavor concentration yet silky tannin and well-integrated spice, acidity, and alcohol, this wine should drink well for 10-12 years. Value: $70


Entertaining 1029 Williams Selyem Pinot Noir from Patrick and Kristine McDevitt, Hanover, NH Williams Selyem Winery began as a simple dream of two friends, Ed Selyem and Burt Williams, who started weekend winemaking as a hobby in 1979 in a garage in Forestville, California. Together, they set a new standard for Pinot Noir winemaking in the United States, raising Sonoma County’s Russian River Valley to among the best winegrowing regions in the world. Value $72 • 2008 Williams Selyem Central Coast Ripe Central Coast fruit offers a wonderfully perfumed nose of Bing cherries, rose petals and nutmeg. The bright cherry/strawberry nose, with a hint of truffle, spice, ripe plums, cardamom, toffee and cola is classic to this vineyard site. Mouth watering flavors of cherries, raspberries, root beer, and toasted vanilla beans. • 2009 Williams Selyem Central Coast A magnificent, fragrant nose of pie cherries, raspberry jam, violets and spice fills your glass. The bright aromas of cherry/raspberry, wild mushroom, allspice, fresh herbs, caramel and mineral are very characteristic to this vineyard. Mouth watering flavors of cherries, raspberry, sassafras, violets and roasted vanilla. Some new blocks with outstanding clonal selections have given this blend a bright new outlook.


Entertaining 1030 Hirsch Vineyards Vertical from Patrick and Kristine McDevitt, Hanover, NH For anyone seeking a balanced, aromatic and finessed expression of California pinot noir, this is the wine collection for you! Value: $145 • 2008 Hirsch Vineyards Bohan Dillon Family Blend. In honor of the fifth vintage of the Bohan Dillon, we selected six outstanding barrels from the 2008 vintage to make our first ever Family Blend pinot noir. This is a mailing list only wine that represents a selection of the very best Bohan Dillon barrels from 2008. • 2009 Hirsch Vineyards Bohan Dillon. The 2009 Bohan Dillon is precociously charming: pretty and aromatic, yet underscored with a crystalline acidity that will give it a long life in the cellar. • 2010 Hirsch Vineyards Bohan Dillon. Lithe, bright and totally Hirsch, the 2010 faithfully continues the tradition of the charming, utterly quaffable Bohan Pinot Noir. This 2010 Bohan Dillon was released in 2012—and was voted by the San Francisco Chronicle as one of the Top 100 Wines of 2012. • 2011 Hirsch Vineyards Bohan Dillon The 2011 Bohan Dillon is approximately one third Hirsch fruit, with the balance coming from neighbors Hellenthal, MacDougal and Nobles, within the newly established Fort Ross – Seaview AVA.


Entertaining 1031 2008 Flowers Vineyard Horizontal from Patrick and Kristine McDevitt, Hanover, NH 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. Value: $180 • 2008 Flowers Sea View Ridge Fresh summer bramble fruit aromas with a hint of earth and forest floor. Flavors emerge with red plum, cherries, and hints of graphite and other minerals. The wine’s texture is elegant and smooth across the palate with refined tannins for an enduring finish. Ready to drink upon release or cellar through 2016. • 2008 Flowers Andreen Gale Fragrant with black pepper, tea, baking spice and red fruits. This barrel selection delivers intense flavors of dark plum, orange zest and currant. Supple tannins and bright acidity are apparent in the long elegant finish. Drinking well now and will continue to develop through 2017. • 2008 Flowers Frances Thompson Expansive aromas of earth, plum skins and rock. Dark berry fruit flavors with hints of spice are balanced with meaty and savory flavors. Lean acidity and chewy tannins lead to a finish that is long and generous. Will continue to develop through 2016.


Entertaining 1032 2010 Cayuse from Jona Roberts and Jennifer Rickards, Etna, NH Acclaimed Cayuse wines, from the Walla Walla valley, are only available as wine futures and the mailing list is full. Value: $250 • En Cerise Vineyard Syrah The thrilling 2010 Syrah En Cerise offers up a perfumed, wild array of ripe, meaty black cherries, soy, black olive, smoked herbs and river rock as well as a full-bodied, voluptuous and awesomely textured palate that carries its core of deep, concentrated fruit beautifully. Drink 2015-2025. 95 Points. • Cailloux Vineyard Syrah The only one of Christophe’s Syrahs to be co-fermented with Viognier, the 2010 Syrah Cailloux Vineyard (90% Syrah, 10% Viognier) has classic northern Rhone-like aromas and flavors of black raspberry, black pepper, edgy minerality, spring flowers and hints of bacon fat. Drink now-2025. 96 Points. • En Chamberlin Vineyard Syrah A 100% Syrah and always the most exotic and wild of the lineup, the 2010 Syrah En Chamberlin Vineyard has the Cayuse peat moss, iodine, underbrush, olive brine and gamey qualities on full display. Blossoming in the glass and showing a core of sweet fruit, it has a rich, substantial feel on the palate with a concentrated, full-bodied mouthfeel, brilliant mid-palate depth and a focused, detailed finish that carries ample finely polished tannin. Drink now-2025. 96+ Points. Descriptions: Jeb Dunnuck, The Wine Advocate


Entertaining 1033 Tote Bag of Wine from The Richards Group, Norwich, VT This heavy duty canvas tote from Land’s End features an open top and plenty of room to carry whatever you need, including six bottles of wine! Value: $175 • 2011 Ferrari Carano Cabernet Sauvignon Cedar, graphite, fresh blackberry and spice aromas delight with a soft mouth feel that boasts flavors of mocha, black tea, wild berry and clove. • 2011 Justin Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon. Attractive aromas of black fruit and spice, this smooth, ready to drink Cabernet is made with the same care as the highest quality, traditionally-made Bordeaux wines. • 2010 Clos du Val Cabernet Sauvignon This wine’s opulent, brooding purple hue is accentuated with aromas of ripe black and purple fruit, black pepper and subtle hints of toast. • 2010 St. Supéry Cabernet Sauvignon Rich aromas of black plum and currant combine with mocha, brown sugar, and deeply toasted oak. • 2013 St. Supéry Sauvignon Blanc Green lime and grapefruit aromas bounce from the glass, accompanied by vibrant citrus notes of lemon zest and a hint of caper. • 2012 Conundrum California White The taste is best described as exotic; with layers of peach, apricot nectar, green melon and pear, overlaid with subtle notes of citrus zest and spicy vanilla.

1034 Stella’s Gift Basket and Certificate from Stella’s Italian Kitchen & Market, Lyme, NH Stella’s Italian Kitchen and Market is a friendly neighborhood restaurant that provides exceptional food. It is for everyone who enjoys and appreciates high-quality, value-priced provisions and cooking. Nestled in a historic 1780s building on the idyllic Lyme Common, they offer the perfect blend of inhouse dining, food market, and take-away meals. Experience it all with this gift basket that includes a $50 gift certificate and gourmet Italian specialty food items. Value: $100


Entertaining 1035 Chocolate Tower from Lake Champlain Chocolates from Lake Champlain Chocolates, Burlington, VT Giving someone the gift of artisan chocolate is a meaningful way to show your appreciation and love. With impeccable taste and serious good looks, this king of chocolate gifts is dressed to impress! On the first level, discover a generous selection of fine chocolates. The next layer up is a gift assortment of classic Chocolates of Vermont. And for the crown jewel—a sumptuous box of decadent milk and dark chocolate truffles. All tied with a ribbon, and ready to put the dazzle back in gifting! Value: $125

1036 Vermont Basket from Dan & Whit’s General Store, Norwich, VT The Country Cobbler, West Lebanon, NH Dan and Whit’s mantra is “If we don’t have it, you don’t need it.” It stands to reason that you clearly need everything in this basket of Vermont-made treats from their eclectic general store! You’ll enjoy this Mama’s Special kettle corn, Vermont fancy grade maple syrup, My Brigadeiro truffles, cinnamon VerMints, and Vermont bumper sticker. A cozy pair of Solmate Socks from The Country Cobbler will keep your feet toasty on those chilly spring evenings. Value: $55

1037 Harpoon Gift Pack from Harpoon Brewery, Boston, MA Sean & Michelle Kersey, West Lebanon, NH With “Love Beer. Love Life.” as their slogan, the brewers at Harpoon have taken craft beer to a new level. Bring the mantra of Harpoon into your home with this gift pack. It includes a hat, a large t-shirt, a bottle koozie and 2 pint glasses. Break in your new pint glasses with six 22 oz. bottles of Harpoon 100 Barrel Series #49, Brown IPA. Harpoon began exploring special brews with its 100 Barrel Series in May, 2003. These special, limited release beers are only available in 22 oz. bottles, and when they’re gone, they’re gone! Session #49 Brown IPA is part of Harpoon’s ongoing exploration of IPAs, taken in a completely new direction—layering classic American hops over the malty base of a rich brown ale. Sweet, roasted notes of chocolate and honey malts combine with the pine and citrus of Chinook, Simcoe and Amarillo hops in this hearty and welcome addition to their family of IPAs. Value: $100 85

Entertaining 1038 Red Kite 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: $100

1039 Woodstock Farmer’s Market Basket from Lake Sunapee Bank, Hanover, 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. Value: $250


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

Visual Art 1101 Bob Ballou Photoart—Norwich Barns from Bob Ballou, Hanover, NH, “Norwich Barns,” digitally painted photograph, 20.5” x 16.5” framed. Value: $175

1102 Varujan Boghosian Watercolor—Apollo 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. “Apollo,” 2014, watercolor, 21” x 17” framed. Value: $1200

1103 Kate Emlen Silkscreen—Magoon Hill from Kate Emlen, Norwich, VT, Junction Frame Shop, White River Jct., VT “Magoon Hill,” 12-color silkscreen print, 30” x 40” framed. Framing generously provided by Junction Frame Shop. Value: $637

1104 Kate Emlen Silkscreen—McGlathery Island from Kate Emlen, Norwich, VT, The Gilded Edge, Hanover, NH “McGlathery Island,” 1986 serigraph, 31.5” x 27.5” framed. Framing generously provided by The Gilded Edge. Value: $465

1105 Amy Fortier Acrylic—Water Lilies from Amy Fortier, Lebanon, NH “Water Lilies,” acrylic on canvas, 12” x 12”. Value: $125


Visual Art 1106 Jon Gilbert Fox Photograph—Winter Colors from Jon Gilbert Fox, Hanover, NH Red Roof Frame Shop, West Lebanon, NH “Winter Colors,” photograph, 19.5” x 25.5” framed. Framing generously provided by Red Roof Frame Shop. Value: $500

1107 Jon Gilbert Fox Photograph—Backyard Birches from Jon Gilbert Fox, Hanover, NH “Backyard Birches,” photograph, 19” x 14” framed. Value: $300

1108 “Lady Louden Flowers” Print from Gilberte Interiors, Hanover, NH "Lady Loudon Flowers," print, 24” x 30” framed. Value: $330

1109 Sheri Hancock-Tomek Monotype—Goat from Sheri Hancock-Tomek, Hanover, NH “Goat,” monotype with chine collé, 16.5” x 16.5” framed. Value: $175

1110 Henry Isaccs Giclée Print—Rowing on the Connecticut from Henry Isaacs, Islesford, ME “Rowing on the Connecticut River at Norwich,” 2009, 4/50, giclée print, 27” x 26” framed. Value: $1395


Visual Art 1111 Lili Mayor Woodcut—Porcupine from Elizabeth Mayor, Hanover, NH “Porcupine,” woodcut, 14” x 14” framed. Value: $400

1112 Chris Milliman Photograph from Chris Milliman Photography, Hanover, NH www. Duke’s Art & Frame Shop, Lebanon, NH Untitled Photograph, 30” x 26” framed. Framing generously provided by Duke’s Art & Frame Shop. Value: $570

1113 Kate More Watercolor—Barns and Sheds from Kate More, Sharon, VT “Barns and Sheds—St. Petersburg, Alaska,” watercolor, 11.5” x 9.5” framed. Value: $100

1114 Kate More Watercolor—Gray Barn by Pond from Kate More, Sharon, VT “Gray Barn by Pond,” watercolor, 26” x 20” framed. Value: $350

1115 Kate More Watercolor and Ink—Greek Fishing Boats from Kate More, Sharon, VT “Greek Fishing Boats,” watercolor and ink, 18” x 12.5” framed. Value: $150


Visual Art 1116 Robin Nuse Print—Autumn on the Connecticut from Robin Nuse, Hanover, NH, Frames Et Cetera, West Lebanon, NH "Autumn on the Connecticut," giclée print, 24/500, 29” x 23” framed. Framing courtesy of Frames Et Cetera. Value: $270

1117 Gail Rickards Collage—Over Under from Gail Rickards, Etna, NH “Over Under,” collage on graph paper, 17” x 21” framed. Value: $250

1118 Linda Roesch Watercolor—Blue Leaf I from Linda Roesch, Etna, NH “Blue Leaf I,” watercolor, 15.5” x 18” framed. Value: $300

1119 Linda Roesch Watercolor—Blue Leaf II from Linda Roesch, Etna, NH “Blue Leaf II,” watercolor, 15.5” x 18” framed. Value: $300

1120 Geoff Schellens Photograph—Shishana Pangma from Geoff Schellens, Norwich, VT “Shishana Pangma Prayer Flags,” photograph, 18” x 15” framed. Value: $215


Visual Art 1121 Geoff Schellens Photograph—Castleton Spire from Geoff Schellens, Norwich, VT “Castleton Spire, Moab, UT,” photograph, 14” x 23.5” framed. Value: $225

1122 John Stadler Pencil Drawing and Book from John Stadler, Lyme, NH, Junction Frame Shop, White River Jct., VT Enjoy a signed copy of John Stadler’s children’s book Wilson and Miss Lovely, as well as a pencil drawing called “Tachi,” 27” x 20.5” framed. Framing generously provided by Junction Frame Shop. Value: $730

1123 Jo Tate Watercolor—Tuscany from Jo Tate, Norwich, VT “Tuscany,” watercolor and pencil, 16.5” x 21” framed. Value: $300

1124 Lynn Wiley Watercolor—Tulip Trio from Lynn L. Wiley, Grantham, NH “Tulip Trio,” watercolor, 16” x 15” framed. Value: $400


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 Summer Camp Scholarships Help Montshire provide meaningful summer camp experiences to kids who otherwise couldn’t afford to participate. Your donation of $35 or $65 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!”

1202 $2 School Visits Help Montshire provide low-cost field trips to cash-strapped schools. Each year in January, a dramatically reduced price brings hundreds of children from dozens of schools that can’t afford to visit at our regularly discounted rates. Your donation of $25 or $45 will help 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

1203 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 to build their capacity, over time, for high-quality science education.

“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


Live Auction

Live Auction 1 Case of Alchemist Heady Topper from Von Bargen’s Jewelry, Hanover, NH The Alchemist Brewery in Waterbury has lured beer enthusiasts from throughout the country to Vermont. Its Heady Topper has received perfect “100” scores by both RateBeer and BeerAdvocate, and is nearly impossible to buy. The Alchemist website lists the retailers in northern Vermont who carry this golden nectar as well as the delivery days—most limit shoppers to two four packs and sell out within a day. Take home this case of beer and you’re bound to have 23 of your closest friends show up to share! Value: $75

2 Private Belly Dancing Class for 20 from Raq-on Dance, Lebanon, NH

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Enjoy an introductory, private belly dancing class with up to 19 friends, co-workers, or family members. Your session will run between 1–1.5 hours, depending on giggles! Located on the Mall in Lebanon, Raq-on Dance provides dancers of all shapes, sizes, experience levels, ages and abilities with a warm encouraging environment. The class can be scheduled for any time. Value: $150


Live Auction 3 Barbeque and Jazz Party from Dr. Burma Jazz Duo, Lebanon, NH Maple Street Catering & Big Fatty's BBQ, White River Jct,. 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. Big Fatty’s 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. (Arrange mutually agreeable date with Dr. Burma Jazz Duo. Local area only— within 20 miles of Hanover. Big Fatty’s requires 72 hours notice; open Wednesday–Monday, 11 a.m.–9 p.m.) Value: $605


Live Auction 4 Hike and Lunch with “Mother Bear Man” from Ben Kilham, Lyme, NH Brook Road Catering & Bakery, Strafford, VT Amy Redpath, Hanover, NH

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Here is a unique opportunity to learn fascinating details about our local black bears: how they hide behind trees to watch humans, how they use logs as floats in the water, how they learn what's good to eat, and more. Internationally recognized for his groundbreaking research on black bear behavior, Ben Kilham has watched bear cubs wrestle and has himself wrestled with full-grown bears! Ben's work has been featured in National Geographic magazine and in four internationally televised documentaries. Ben will lead your group of ten through the woods of Lyme, NH, to see and learn to recognize bear signs, including a bear's den and trees marked by bears. When you return from your hike, you’ll enjoy a delicious lunch prepared and deliverd by Brook Road Catering & Bakery. Your group will dine on assorted wraps, chips, pasta salad, cookies and nonalcoholic beverages. Guaranteed to be a hearty and delicious meal for hungry hikers! Included with this hike is a copy of Ben’s insightful book, Among the Bears, co-authored with Lyme nature writer Ed Gray. (Arrange a mutually agreeable date with donor. Caterer must be contacted at least 1 week in advance of delivery. Menu may be altered within price structure. Any changes must be given to caterer at least 1 week in advance of event. Expires 5/2/2015.) Value: $1300


Live Auction 5 Napa Getaway from JetBlue, Boston, MA, Quintessa, Rutherford, CA, Rob and Nini Meyer, Lyme, NH Napa is known worldwide for its beautiful views and award-winning wineries. You’ll escape to Napa with two travel vouchers for JetBlue Airlines. Good for travel to any domestic city where JetBlue flies, you can leave from either Burlington or Boston and fly into Oakland, San Francisco or Sacramento. Then use this $500 gift certificate towards accommodations at any of the Four Sisters Inns located in California. With four locations in Napa Valley, you can choose the Inn that appeals to your taste. Once you’ve settled, you’ll head to Quintessa Winery, where you and up to three guests will be treated to a private tour and tasting. Your visit will include a walk to view the 170-acre vineyard at Quintessa, and a tour of the winery and caves where you will learn how the unique terroir of Quintessa influences the wine. Your experience will culminate with a sit-down tasting of the current vintages of Quintessa paired with artisan cheeses. (Travel on JetBlue is valid for one (1) year from auction date. Blackout dates may apply, 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 in-flight services. Four Sisters Inns gift certificate good for $500, additional fees associated with accommodations are the responsibility of the certificate holder. Contact Quintessa a minimum of four weeks in advance to schedule visit.) Value: $1660

6 A Year of Flowers from Valley Flower Company, White River Jct., 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, you’ll receive one bouquet or plant from Valley Flower Company. 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 fees. May be used monthly for 12 months or as a running total. May not be used for holidays or events. Expires 5/2/2015.) Value: $450


Live Auction 7 Sox and Fireworks for Four from Foley Hoag LLP, Boston, MA Peter and Carolyn Mertz, Hanover, NH

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Enjoy two of Boston’s most iconic summer activities, Fourth of July festivities and the Red Sox! You and your companions will have two rooms at Boston’s Four Seasons Hotel on Boylston Street for the nights of July 4 & 5th. Overlooking the Public Garden, the hotel is only a ten minute walk to the Hatch Shell, home to the Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular. On the 5th you’ll head to Fenway to see the Sox vs. the Orioles. The 2013 World Series taught the entire baseball world to “Fear the Beard”! With Pedroia, Ortiz and Lester at the center of this year’s team, the outlook is good. Enjoy this game under the lights at Fenway at 7:15 p.m. in high style. Thanks to the enormous generosity of Foley Hoag LLP, you will see all the action from these four EMC Club seats. Along with a spectacular view, seats in this section include: table dining with reservations, a parking pass in an adjacent parking lot, in-seat food service, private entrance and access to the Absolute Club House, and on-field pregame batting practice tours. Value: $3900

8 A T. rex Named Sue Installation Party from Montshire Museum of Science, Norwich, VT This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity! A T. rex Named Sue will open at the Montshire on May 17, but setting up the exhibition takes days of preparation. The Museum will be closed May 12–14 while current exhibit pieces are removed from the Main Gallery, fork trucks move crates of dinosaur parts, and Sue’s complex skeleton is assembled, piece by piece. You and a guest will be able to watch the process on Tuesday, May 13, from the second floor gallery. This item will be sold “by the head”—a total of ten high bidders will each receive two spaces at this event, for a maximum of 20 guests. Refreshments will be served, and there will be time to explore the permanent exhibits on the second floor including Sustainable Shelter: Dwelling Within the Forces of Nature. (Two-hour viewing period between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 13. Due to the complexity of the assembly schedule, exact time of event will be announced by email on the evening of May 12.) Value: Priceless


Live Auction 9 Week in Cape Cod from Clyde Watson, Etna, NH Get away for one week (July 6–13, 2014) in a two-bedroom Cape Cod cottage. Nestled in the Truro dunes on an historic three-and-a-half acre estate, this lovely rental cottage is just a two-minute walk to Ballston Beach. This seemingly infinite reach of sandy shore is the perfect spot for an invigorating swim, a ride on the surf, casting for striped bass and bluefish, delving into a good book, or simply relaxing in the sun. The cottage’s open layout includes a screened and glassed dining porch overlooking a private garden; living room with cathedral ceiling; master bedroom with queen-size bed and sliding glass door to garden; and a large upstairs bedroom with three twin beds and plenty of floor space—complete with a ship’s porthole looking down into the living room. The cottage provides total comfort and privacy in an ideal location. Swim, fish, sea-kayak, hike, picnic, bike, watch the birds and gaze at the stars—all without ever getting in the car. Sleeps two to six comfortably, roomy enough for additional floor sleepers. (No pets and no smoking. Limit of 2 cars parked on property unless by special arrangement.) Value: $2400

10 Personal Chef Dinner Party from Carpenter & Main Restaurant, Norwich, VT Norwich Wines & Spirits, Norwich, VT

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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; available on Monday or Tuesday nights.) Value: $1200


Live Auction “Fund a Need” Paddle Raise “Warm Welcome” Program In January, the Montshire launched a major new initiative to welcome lowincome families to the Museum, and the community’s response has been tremendous. Your “Fund a Need” donation will help make a variety of learning experiences possible for disadvantaged children and families. • $2,500 provides a specially priced membership to 25 families; • $1,000 provides five summer camp scholarships; • $500 offers 40 people free admission passes, distributed through agencies like the Upper Valley Haven or Listen Community Services; • $250 helps support a community outreach program in a local school or community center; • $100 provides 10 low-income people with a Montshire Museum visit.

“Fund a Need” is a paddle raise that allows you to donate to Montshire’s Warm Welcome program at a level that is right for you. At the end of 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 $2,500, $1,000, $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!


Raffle Dinner for 10 at the Canoe Club from Canoe Club, Hanover, NH, Since the Canoe Club opened its doors in November of 2003, their mission has been to present straightforward food with flair. The menu has consistently reflected a commitment to fresh, natural local and regional food. The restaurant is filled with “good energy” from the welcoming staff (including convivial owner John Chapin), the smell of tasty food, and the distinctive yet unobtrusive entertainment. Enjoy a complete meal for 10—from the rustic mushroom soup to the pear and ginger crisp—when you win this spectacular raffle prize. The meal includes a $200 bar tab. Choose several bottles from their extensive wine list, or allow your guests to sample creative cocktails like the “Honey Badger” and the “Obituary Cocktail”. (Taxes and tip not included.) Approximate Value: $700 Buy your raffle entries online or at the auction!


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Colatina Exit

All Decked Out

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The Common Man Inn & Restaurant

Angkor Wat Restaurant

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Cantore’s Pizza

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Carpenter & Main Restaurant

The Detail Shop

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Dirt Cowboy Café

Cedar Circle Farm

Dr. Burma Jazz Duo

Marta Ceroni and Armin Helisch

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Chris Milliman Photography

Eastern Mountain Sports

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Eastman Community Association

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European Face and Body Studio

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The Hanover Inn at Dartmouth College

Lake Sunapee Bank

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Carole Lang—Independent Representative Silpada Designs

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New Hampshire Fisher Cats

Leif LaWhite

North Coast Angler

New London Barn Playhouse

The Lebanon Diner

Northern Lights Gymnastics

Ledyard Canoe Club

Northern Stage

Lemon Tree Gifts of Hanover

The Norwich Inn

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Norwich Wines & Spirits

Lou’s Restaurant and Bakery

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Lyme Inn

Oh, Art

Ann Marie and Dennis Lynch Lynn Adams Designer Metalsmith Main Street Kitchens

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Maple Street Catering

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Market Table

Osteria Pane e Salute

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David & Mary Otto

Michael Mayor

Outdoor Programs Office, Dartmouth College

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PCM Image-Tek

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Melaza Caribbean Bistro

Peraza Dermatology Group

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Peter Mertz

Pompanoosuc Mills

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Post Mills Soaring Club

Mickey’s Roadside Café

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Red Roof Frame Shop & Gallery

Murphy’s on the Green

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Uncommon Home

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Upper Valley Aquatic Center

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Upper Valley Ride

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Upper Valley Yoga

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Valley Flower Company

River Valley Club

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