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Friday, March 14 6-10pm Tracy Hall

Auction Catalog

WELCOME TO THE NORWICH WOMEN’S CLUB SPRING GALA AND AUCTION It is with great anticipation, excitement and pride that we welcome you to the 2014 Spring Gala. This is the event that, with your help, will allow us to fund our community grants that support so many worthwhile Norwich projects. The enthusiastic response to this event has been gratifying. Last year, our second annual Spring Gala, was a great success. As a result of the generosity of the Norwich community, we were able to distribute more than $22,000 in community grants. We are relying on the continued generosity of the Upper Valley community to top last year’s results. So many people have worked so hard to ensure the success of this year’s Gala. I would like to offer a great big thank you to the Spring Gala Committee, the many generous and creative donors to our auction, Ledyard National Bank for their financial support and to all of you who support our efforts. We invite you to browse through the auction catalog and then join us for the Gala. Have a drink with your neighbors and friends, feast on the delicious goodies, and bid… and then bid again! Every winning bid will let you go home with something to add to your house, provide you with a unique vacation, a fun experience, or an unusual party or fabulous feast to enjoy with your friends or family. But even more important, one hundred percent of every dollar raised will go back to supporting our community through the NWC Community Project grants. We would like to extend our congratulations to Cinny Bensen, the talented and deserving winner of this year’s Norwich Citizen of the Year for Community Service.

Have a great evening!

Deborah Hall President Norwich Women’s Club 2

Auction Catalog Contents Page 4

Auction Night Schedule and Guidelines


Spring Gala Menu


Auction Sponsor and Gala Committee


Auction Donors Silent Auction Items: first part, 6-7:25 pm


Beauty & Health


Art, Books & Professional Services


Sports & Fitness


Live Auction Items: 7:30 pm Silent Auction Items: second part, 6-8:25 pm


Food & Wine


Unique Experiences


Fine Dining


Bijoux & More


Home & Garden 3

NWC Spring Gala Schedule Doors open at 6:00 p.m. As you arrive, check in and pick up your bid number. Enjoy your complimentary drink from Maple Street Catering and fabulous food from The Barefoot Gourmet. The first part of the Silent Auction will run from 6:00 p.m. until approximately 7:25 p.m. There will then be a lively Live Auction – the more bids the more merriment, the more merriment the better! To be followed by the second part of the Silent Auction, which will end at approximately 8.25 p.m. A cash bar will be available throughout the evening and complimentary hors d’oeuvres will be served throughout the Silent Auction. Dessert and coffee will also be provided from 8:00 p.m. until closing. The presentation to Cinny Bensen, the 2014 Norwich Citizen of the Year for Community Service, will be made at 8:30 p.m.

Auction Guidelines The following guidelines will help ensure that the Auctions, both Silent and Live, offer a positive experience for all participants and is a successful fundraiser for the NWC.  All bids must be entered on-site the evening of the event. We regret that we cannot take online bids.  All auction sales are final and “as is” or “as expected”. There are no exchanges or refunds. Please note any restrictions or limitations as indicated or implied. Estimated values are usually the donor’s judgment only. Personal service items must be used within one year unless otherwise specified. For deliveries, mutually agreeable dates and times are to be arranged directly between the buyer and the donor.  All private homes, resort or vacation items are offered to adults and families. Minors must be accompanied by adults. These items are not transferable except by permission of the donor. Any damages incurred are the responsibility of the buyer.


 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.  All items must be paid for in full and removed by the buyer by 10 p.m. on March 14, unless other arrangements are made with the Norwich Women’s Club. The Cashier’s Desk will accept checks, cash, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express or PayPal.

Silent Auction Procedures The first part of the Silent Auction will be held in the gymnasium of Tracy Hall from 6:00 p.m. until 7:25 p.m., the second part will run from 6:00 p.m. until 8:25 p.m.  Remember the item number, and check your bid often.  Each bid sheet lists the item’s value, and opening and/or minimum bid, and space for a sequence of raises. Please respect the specified minimum bid increments.  Write your bid amount and enter your bid number next to your bid. You may skip ahead a line or two (or more) to bid more.  Progress of the auction and approaching closing time will be announced in a timely fashion.  The high bidder will be determined at the close of the bidding period.  Bid sheets for the first part will be removed at 7:25 p.m., bid sheets for the second part will be removed at 8:25 p.m.; they will be taken to the check-out area, and winners will be posted near the entrance to Tracy Hall.


Live Auction Procedures Will begin at 7:30 p.m.

Completion of Successful Bids  Purchases may be paid for at the Cashier’s Desk, in the small conference room near the entrance to Tracy Hall beginning at 9:00 p.m. The Cashier’s Desk will accept cash, checks, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express or PayPal.  Have fun bidding!!!!


Event Menu Hummus Platters

An original hummus served with crisp farm crudités and pita chips

Salt Potatoes

Young potatoes boiled in brine and rolled in Irish butter

Chili Bites (Bhajias)

Mildly spiced, Durban style potato fritters served with a cilantro/yoghurt dipping sauce

Garlic Bread

Baguettes with fresh garlic, Vermont butter and parmesan grilled on the fire

Chicken Satay

Fragrantly spiced skewers of chicken served with a sweet and sour cucumber dipping sauce

Peri Peri Prawns

Shrimp flash fried in the fiery South African bird’s eye chili sauce

Righetti Ranch Tenderloin

Whole tenderloins grilled on a hardwood charcoal fire and mopped — Righetti Ranch style — with a red wine herbal tisane. Served cubed and skewered.

provided by

The Barefoot Gourmet


Drinks Wine, Beer and Soft Drinks provided by Maple Street Catering White River Junction,VT

Desserts by the Norwich Women’s Club’s OWN Rita LaJoie!

Miniature Cheesecakes with Cherry Topping Lemon/raspberry/walnut Pastries with Lemon Icing Anise Biscotti Coconut Islands — Iced Chocolate Cookies with Coconut and a Touch of Espresso Vermont Maple Meringues Chocolate Dipped Strawberries Poundcake Brownies §§§ Coffee and Tea 8

Thank you to our Spring Gala Sponsor:

and to the Spring Gala Committee:

Sue Pitiger, Chair Debbie Carter

Carol Loveland

Sophia Crawford

Isabel McCarthy

Peg DeLucia

Arline Rotman

Debby Hall

Janet Saint Germain

Cheryl Herrmann

P.J. Stanwood

Sue Kaufman

Geneviève Verlaak-Graham

Joanne Kent

Karen Ward

Rita LaJoie and to the Auction and Gala Volunteers: Peter Carter

Kylee Ivany

Elizabeth Reichert

Lisa Christie

Steve LaJoie

Michie Rogers

Ashley Clapp

Jill Lavin

Barry Rotman

Onita Connington

George Loveland

Edye Scheier

Marcia Davis

Alison May

Bill Smith

Phil Dechert

Don McCabe

Tim Stanwood

Dan DeMars

Lisa McCabe

Brigit Van Gerderer

Peter French

Ryan McCabe

Priscilla Vincent

Richard Graham

Mike McCarthy

Ann Waterfall

Linda Hazard

Sheila McCarthy

Elaine Waterman

Cheri Henry

David Otto

Carolyn Watson

Dana Ireland

Mary Otto

Mike Woods

Bob Pitiger


Thanks to our Auction Donors! Marni Adhikari Ana Paula Alexandrescu Alice Williams Interiors Alléchante Sandie Anderson Andrea's Hair Studio Ariana's Restaurant The Barefoot Gourmet Bakewell Vermont Celina Barton C. Beston & Company Body Kneads Massage Carol Boerner, MD Book Jam Blog Briko Katharine Fisher Britton Annette Brown E.C. Browns' Nursery Carpenter & Main Jane Carrier Chris Clapp Kevin Clark Barry Clarke Dan & Whit’s Dartmouth Men's Hockey Program Nancy Dean DesignCenters Design Source Dimmick Wastewater Service Dowds’ Country Inn in Lyme Elixir of White River Junction Eyeglass Outlet of Lebanon The Family Place Fat Hat Clothing Chad Finer Fraglets Art Frankincense & Rose Dan Fraser Katie Friedland Richard & Geneviève Graham Debby Hall & Mike Woods Bill Hammond Cheri Fraser Henry Hilde’s Salon Vienna Henry Homeyer Sam Hopkins The J List Karen Kane Hannah Kearney

David Kent Killdeer Farm Carole Lang Lemon Tree Gifts of Hanover Longacres' Nursery Center Lou's Restaurant George & Carol Loveland Chad Lumbra The Lyme Inn Bruce MacLeod Main Street Kitchens Karen Marks Andrea Marquay Alison May Don & Lisa McCabe Susan McCarthy Meeting House Farm Compost Montshire Museum of Science Eliza Moore Morano Gelato Martin Murphy My Brigadeiro of Norwich North Star Admissions Consulting Northern Stage Norwich Bookstore Norwich Historical Society Norwich Inn Norwich Public Library Norwich Regional Animal Hospital Norwich Wines & Spirits Norwich Women's Club Norwich Women's Club Board Norwich Women's Club Programs Committee Aline Ordman Drs Osofsky, Sabatelle & Patel, Dentists Paris By Design Beth Perry Bill Pedi Sue & Bob Pitiger Quechee Custom Cabinetry Rare Essentials Recreation Department, Town of Norwich River Road Veterinary Clinic River Valley Club Michie & Fred Rogers Arline & Barry Rotman Peter Rutledge Janet Saint Germain Sue Schiller


Ann & Dean Seibert Anne & Pete Silberfarb Ann Marie & Bill Smith Susan Sorensen Marieke & Dwight Sperry PJ Stanwood Stave Puzzles Sheryl Stotland Gary Summerton Photography Thai Orchid The Tip Top CafĂŠ The Uncommon Home LLC Jay Van Arman Vermont Facial Aesthetics J & P Voelkel Von Bargen's Karen Ward Ann Waterfall William A. Smith, Inc Alice Williams Wisdom Traditions Acupuncture The Woodstock Inn & Resort Karen Wright Susan Zak (as of 3/13/14)


Part I: 6:00-7:25pm

Beauty and Health


100 An Hour of Expert Massage with Kevin Clark from Kevin Clark of 312 Main Street, Norwich Enjoy an hour of massage with Kevin Clark, skilled massage therapist and ayurvedic practitioner. Kevin comes with high recommendations - one of his clients writes "I've gone to Kevin for massage many times and he is terrific!" How could you resist! Read more about his work at: Value: $75. Minimum bid: $40 101 Pamper Yourself with Andrea's Gift Basket! from Andrea Marquay of Andrea's Hair Studio Pamper your winter-damaged hair with a variety of Moroccan oil products from Andrea's Hair Studio. Your hair looks better already! Value: $125. Minimum bid: $65 102 Wisdom Traditions Acupuncture from Marni Joyce Adhikari Your body is wise, it knows how to heal, sometimes it just takes a little reminding. This certificate gives you one initial diagnostic session and acupuncture treatment, and one followup acupuncture treatment, at 312 Main Street, Norwich. Value: $200. Minimum bid: $100 103 The Best Smile! from Drs Osofsky, Sabatelle & Patel, Dentists How can you fail to keep your teeth in excellent shape with this set comprising an electric toothbrush, rinse, whitening toothpaste, and whitening strips! Value: $93. Minimum bid: $45 104 AGESmart Skin Treatment from Susan Sorensen of Vermont Facial Aesthetics

Debby scanning Susan's card

Enjoy an extraordinary relaxing and therapeutic facial treatment which leaves your skin refreshed and radiant! A complimentary consultation is included prior to the 75-minute treatment. Value: $95 Minimum bid: $48


105 Spring Wellness with Body Kneads Massage from PJ Stanwood of Body Kneads Massage Indulge yourself with the Spring Wellness Package offered by PJ Stanwood of Body Kneads Massage on Main Street, Norwich: three of her expert one-hour massages. Ahhh - you feel better already! Value: $240 Minimum Bid: $120

106 A Gift Box from Frankincense & Rose from Frankincense & Rose You've sampled Katie Friedland's handmade creams and lotions at the Farmers Market, so you know how luscious and fragrant they are: now bid on this box of her finest products, containing two bars of handmade soap (Lavender Spruce and Rosemary Tea Tree), a 4 oz jar of Shea Butter Body Balm, and a jar of the ever popular Miracle Cream. Value: $56 Minimum Bid: $30 107 Experience EXILIS at Vermont Facial Aesthetics from Carol Boerner, MD, of Vermont Facial Aesthetics Get into shape for summer with EXILIS, a fat-melting skintightening treatment, at Vermont Facial Aesthetics. This remarkable treatment uses focused radio frequency energy, gently applied under the skilled supervision of Carol Boerner, MD. It takes 4-6 short sessions for Exilis to reduce the fat. The collagen in the skin remodels slowly over the next 3 months. You just look better and better! This certificate includes all four sessions. Value: $1,400 Minimum Bid: $700

108 Pampering and Spa Basket! from the Board of the Norwich Women's Club The first enjoyment will be in just unpacking the luxurious contents of this basket! Can you believe how much is tucked in here? There's the bottle of champagne, the mohair lap rug, here's a certificate for a massage, a box of My Brigadeiro chocolates, lotions, oh, and more‌ Value: $350 Minimum Bid: $175


109 Gift Certificate for Hilde's Salon Vienna from Hilde's Salon Vienna, Hanover Win this gift certificate and choose your hair or skin care treatment! Serving the Upper Valley for nearly fifty years, Hilde's Salon Vienna offers a full range of hair and skin care treatments and products for women, men and children, in a comfortable and contemporary salon setting. The salon is conveniently located, with free parking, on Main Street, Hanover. Value: $30 Minimum Bid: $15 110 A Relaxing Facial at the River Valley Club... from River Valley Club Pamper yourself - who couldn't use a superb facial at this time of year! Come and relax in the comfort of the River Valley Club Spa while having a facial with an expert professional beautician. Value: $85 Minimum bid: $45


Part I: 6:00-7:25pm

Art, Books & Professional Services


115 Award-Winning Art by Aline Ordman from Aline Ordman This original oil on canvas is by Aline Ordman, a renowned Upper Valley artist. She certainly captures what we all love about flowers, with this beautiful painting of a bouquet in a vase. Value: $700 . Minimum bid: $300 116 No Overdue Fines Make a Reader Feel Fine! from the Norwich Public Library If you're a heavy library user - all those wonderful books, CDs in the car, and DVDs at the weekend - or a little absentminded, this is your chance to live a guilt-free, fine-free year: you and your family members will be free from overdue fines for an entire year! Value: PRICELESS! Minimum bid: $75

117 A Box of Myths and Monsters from J & P Voelkel, local authors/illustrators An awesome gift for fans of the much-loved Percy Jackson books, this item comprises a keepsake box, signed book, and six collectible figurines from Greek mythology : the keepsake box is stained and lacquered wood imprinted with the mark of Poseidon; in it is the new expanded edition of the DEMIGODS AND MONSTERS anthology; and six collectible figurines, all from Greek mythology: Poseidon, Chimera, Minotaur, Griffin, Phoenix, Sea Dragon. The book is edited by Rick Riordan (author of the Number One New York Times Bestselling Percy Jackson series) and features writings by popular authors on different aspects of Greek mythology - including a humorous look by Norwich residents J&P Voelkel at what might happen if Percy Jackson, son of Greek god Poseidon, dared to visit the Maya underworld. The book is signed by J&P Voelkel, authors of the bestselling Jaguar Stones series. The Safari brand miniature figurines are hand-painted, phthalate-free, and tested for safety. A unique gift for boys and girls aged 10 and up, this has been assembled exclusively for the Spring Gala. Value: $45. Minimum Bid: $25



122 Gift Certificate from the Eyeglass Outlet from the Eyeglass Outlet Win this gift certificate and choose the eyeglasses of your choice at the Eyeglass Outlet. On the Mall in Lebanon, this store carries sunglasses, sports and safety glasses as well as glasses made to prescription. Its devoted followers rave about the individual attention they receive. Value: $75 Minimum Bid: $40 123 Gifts for Felines and their People from Norwich Regional Animal Hospital In this amazing Family Cat Basket you will find for your cat a comprehensive physical exam, plus three nights' boarding and cat-friendly toys compliments of The Cat's Meow in Thetford, a cat travel carrier, Tartar Shield Cat Treats, Zanies Catnip Mice, and a Zoom Groom brush; while for you there are four guest passes to VINS Nature Center, and wine with the compliments of Edie Ham of The Cat's Meow; all in a NOAH green tote bag! Value: $285 Minimum Bid: $145 124 "The Mine Entrance" painting by Nancy Dean from Nancy Dean Nancy Dean is rightly celebrated for her fine eye and brushwork. Now you can own a work by this distinguished artist with "The Mine Entrance". 20 inches by 25 inches. Value: $650. Minimum Bid: $250 125 Have Your Future Read in the Cards from Jane Carrier Would you like to know your future? Have you always wondered about the mysterious and ancient symbols to be found on Tarot cards? Let expert Jane Carrier lead your way in a 30-minute session. (You also know Jane for her delightful welcome when you dine at Elixir in White River Junction.) Value: $50 Minimum Bid: $25


126 Enjoy Some Reading Time with Katharine Britton from Katharine Fisher Britton You've heard so much praise of the writing of our Norwich neighbor, Katharine Britton. Now you can bid on her earlier novel "Her Sister's Shadow" as well as her latest book, "Little Island", both autographed by Katharine and presented in an attractive braided tote, perfect for the summer. With what enjoyment you will settle down to read these two novels! Value: $47 Minimum Bid: $24 127 "Ladybug, Ladybug" crafted by Stave Puzzles from Stave Puzzles 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, "Ladybug, Ladybug", especially for the Norwich Women’s Club’s event honoring the Outstanding Citizen of the Year.. Artist: Candy Thun. Approximate Size: 6" across. Approximate Pieces: 40 Value: $145 Minimum bid: $75


Happy Reading from the Norwich Bookstore and the Book Jam Blog! from the Book Jam Blog and the Norwich Bookstore What do you win? Ten books of your choosing from the Book Jam Blog, provided by the Norwich Bookstore. Yes, between April 2014 and March 2015, the winner of this item may pick ten books from the many that the Book Jam reviews during the year, and they are yours to read and keep or give as a gift. Books reviewed by the Book Jam include fiction, memoir, biography, nonfiction, children's, young adult, and book club picks. Once you let us know which title you wish to own, your selection will be waiting for you at the Norwich Bookstore. Value: $200-$300 Minimum Bid: $120


129 The History of Our Town from the Norwich Historical Society "Norwich, Vermont: A History" was written to commemorate the 250th anniversary of the founding of Norwich, carrying the story of our town through the twentieth century and into the twenty-first. This 300+ page volume, including many historic photographs, was written and edited by members of our community. Value: $29.95. Minimum bid: $20

130 Let's Go to the River Road Vet! from River Road Veterinary Clinic River Road Veterinary Clinic services the Upper Valley region including the towns of Norwich, Hanover, Thetford, Lyme, Hartford and beyond. The goal at River Road Veterinary Clinic is to provide consistent, quality medicine and surgery for large and small animals. Give your pet the very best in care and bid on this gift certificate. Value: $100. Minimum bid: $45

131 Make Your Own Fraglets Picture from Kathy Cadow Parsonnet of Fraglets Art Take these colored magnetic pieces, hand-prepared by artist Kathy Norwich Cadow Parsonnet, and put them where you want to make your own picture on the decorated magnetic canvas provided in this Fraglets Art kit. Then tomorrow you can remake your picture! Value: $60. Minimum bid: $30


132 Have That Special Family Photo from Gary Summerton Photography You always wanted a special photograph to give the grandkids? This gift certificate gives you one portrait session with this specialist in fine art portraiture, and an 8" x 10" black and white silver gelatin print . Value: $495 Minimum bid: $200

133 Kitchen and Design Consultation from Quechee Custom Cabinetry Have you wanted to redesign your kitchen but don't know where to start? Quechee Custom Cabinetry would like to get you headed in the right direction. The kitchen design and consultation includes an initial meeting and measuring of the space to be renovated, layout rendering of the kitchen cabinetry with appliances, and one revision. Value: $600 Minimum bid: $250


Part I: 6:00-7:25pm

Sports & Fitness


135 For the Dartmouth Men's Hockey fan in your family! from Sam Hopkins, Associate Athletic Director Look at what's in this package from the Dartmouth Men's Hockey program - a hockey stick autographed by the entire men's hockey team, and a gift certificate for four tickets to a men's hockey game in the 2014-15 season! Irresistible! Value: $150 Minimum Bid: $75 136 Great Goggles! from Chris Clapp, Winter Sports The passion for sport and the continuous evolution of techniques and styles have characterized Briko over the past quarter-century. Here is a pair of their Jr Cup goggles designed for young skiers and freeriders, with all the technical details and graphics of adults' racing goggles: comfort, triple foam, double buckle adjustable strap. Value: $59. Minimum Bid: $25

137 Choose Your Sport in Norwich! from Recreation Department, Town of Norwich With this gift certificate from the Recreation Department towards any sports program, you choose what suits you best! Value: $50. Minimum bid: $30 138 A Briko Helmet autographed by Lindsey Vonn! from Chris Clapp, Winter Sports The passion for sport and the continuous evolution of techniques and styles have characterized Briko over the past quarter-century. Here is a child's helmet, Briko's best, in this Rocker Super Junior helmet, suitable for ages 5-10. Plus it's autographed by Lindsey Vonn! Value: $109. Minimum Bid: $50


140 Your choice of shoes AND a D&W Hydroflask from Dan Fraser & Cheri Fraser Henry How about choosing a pair of boots or shoes, up to a value of $85, from Dan & Whit's amazing shoe department? And then add one of their famous D&W Hydroflasks. Doesn't that sound like a great beginning to the best hike? Value: $115. Minimum bid: $60 141 Cross-Country Ski for Three from Janet Saint Germain and Strafford Nordic Center You and two friends and cross-country skis with a friendly instructor at Vermont's newest premier cross-country skiing area, and of course the sun glistening on the new-fallen snow? How appealing is that? Strafford Nordic will provide you with the necessary equipment. Janet Saint Germain, Women's Club board member as well as recreational ski racer, will provide the passes and a day's instruction. On a mutually agreed date in the winter of 2015. Value: $216 Minimum Bid: $110


Live Auction Items 7:30 pm


A A Weekend in Manhattan! from Debby Hall and Mike Woods A room at West 57th St by Hilton Club

Spend the weekend of October 17-19, 2014 in New York City with two nights (Friday and Saturday) in this new luxury hotel. The West 57th Street by Hilton Club is located between 6th and 7th Avenues, just down the street from Carnegie Hall and within walking distance of the theatre district, the Museum of Modern Art and Central Park. Your room with king bed sleeps two. For more information, see the website: Value: $750. Starting bid: $300 B A Week in Siesta Key, Florida, for 6! from Sue & Bob Pitiger Wouldn't you like to escape the cold in December and relax in this delightful home in Siesta Key, Florida? The house is wonderfully situated, just a 10-minute walk to the Best Beach in the USA, yet within easy reach of Sarasota! It comfortably sleeps 6 adults in 3 bedrooms and 3 baths, with a beautiful caged pool as well as all modern amenities such as 3 TVs, DVD, WiFi. See for yourself:\5322.htm Choose your week between November 29th and December 13th, 2014 ONLY. Value: $1,500. Starting Bid: $500


C Vacation on the Vineyard! from Marieke & Dwight Sperry How about a week on Martha's Vineyard in a cute island bungalow just minutes to restaurants, shops, and harbor in Edgartown? Conveniently located around the corner from the Katama general store and instant access to the Katama bike path, the house is fully equipped with eat-in kitchen and brand new Weber BBQ. Completely renovated in 2008, it includes a new kitchen and master bedroom suite, and 2 queen bedrooms, 1 bedroom with 2 twins, and a den with a queen futon. Sitting on a large cleared 1/2 acre lot it offers plenty of room to play. Arrange your off-season week in late May/early June or mid September/October (excluding Columbus Day weekend). Value: $1,500 Starting Bid: $500

D Cocktails for 30 with a View at the Rotmans' from Arline and Barry Rotman Bring 30 guests to this gorgeous venue with a view and enjoy wine, hors d’oeuvres, and superb service from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Hosted by Arline and Barry Rotman in their spacious home, catered by Sue Pitiger, Isabel McCarthy, Carol Loveland, Karen Ward, Eileen Shaevel, and Arline Rotman. Buyer invites guests, must be used by November 1st. Value: $750 Starting bid: $400


E Chicks in a Coop! from Genevieve Verlaak-Graham Aren't they going to be adorable! Bid on this cute pen & bungalow and you can house 4 chicks ... think of those delicious fresh eggs! The ecoChoice Bantam Bungalow is long lasting without maintenance, made from ecoFlex, a blend of recycled polymers and wood byproducts. It is resistant to moisture, warping, cracking, and splitting, and will last much longer than wood. The material is non-absorbent for easy cleaning, along with the bungalow's removable roof to collect eggs easily. Easy to assemble, not tools required. Value: $495 (with four chicks, to come in April) Starting Bid: $250

F An Olympic Sweater from Norwich's Olympic Treasure! from Hannah Kearney How proud we are of our own Hannah Kearney, the Olympian freestyle mogul skier from Norwich! She has competed in three Winter Olympic games, 2006 in Turin, 2010 in Vancouver, where she won the Gold Medal, and just now in Sochi, where she won the Bronze. Hannah has donated a brand new Neve sweater with a subtle US Ski Team logo on the hip! Value: Absolutely Priceless!! Starting Bid: $65


Part II: 6:00-8:25pm

Food and Wine


145 Sandie's Great Carrot Cake from Sandie Anderson It cannot get more delicious. This Great Carrot Cake, with Killdeer Farm organic carrots, will be made for you to order, with or without walnuts. Serves 14 to 16. Truly, the value of this cake is ‌.priceless !!!! Minimum bid: $35 146 Delicious treats from Brazil in the Ultimate Gift Set Box! from My Brigadeiro of Norwich What is a Brigadeiro? A unique Brazilian sweet that is an absolutely delicious cross between a chocolate truffle and fudge! True self-indulgence! How can anyone resist the Ultimate Gift Set Box with 36 assorted Brigadeiros? Value: $59.25. Minimum bid: $30 147 Dan's Dozen: Red from Ann Waterfall A palate-pleasing collection of twelve different red wines, hand-picked by Dan Fraser, Norwich's own maestro of wine tastings. Enjoy them one at a time or conduct your own informal wine tasting! 12 bottles. Value: $175 Minimum Bid: $90 148 Sandie's Great Carrot Cake from Sandie Anderson It cannot get more delicious. This Great Carrot Cake, with Killdeer Farm organic carrots, will be made for you to order, with or without walnuts. Serves 14 to 16. Truly, the value of this cake is ‌.priceless !!!! Minimum bid: $35


149 Create a Chocolate Dessert! from Elixir of White River Junction How would you like to become as famous as the Russian ballerina Anna Pavlova? The wonderful Pavlova meringuebased dessert was created and named after her. Here is your opportunity to work with Chad Lumbra, the talented chef at Elixir to create and name a chocolate dessert which can immortalize you on the Elixir menu. Value: Priceless! Minimum Bid: $40 150 Feeling Like Something Delicious from Bakewell's? from Susan Zak of Bakewell Vermont Do you like going to the Norwich Farmers Market in the summer? Of course you do. Win this gift certificate and redeem it for prepared food, sweet or savory, at Bakewell's stall and have a treat! Choose a Saturday between August and October. Value: $25. Minimum bid: $15 151 Delicious treats from Brazil every two months! from My Brigadeiro of Norwich What is a Brigadeiro? A unique Brazilian sweet that is an absolutely delicious cross between a chocolate truffle and fudge! How can you resist this remarkable prize! The lucky winner will receive one Premium Box 30 with assorted flavors every 2 months for an entire year, a total of 6 Premium Boxes! Value: $240.90. Minimum bid: $150 152 Celebrate with Susan McCarthy's Special Cake! from Susan McCarthy Have you been lucky enough to taste Susan McCarthy's baking? Now enjoy one of her truly fabulous celebration cakes, to serve 12. Susan will bake you a Strawberry Shortcake with Meringue Filling! Doesn't that sound tempting? Mmmmmmm! To be made for you at a mutually convenient date while those berries are at their peak! Value: $40. Minimum bid: $20



157 Patisseries or Cafés at Alléchante? from Alléchante You know how delicious Alléchante's pastries, coffees, sandwiches are. Win this gift certificate and give yourself the fun of choosing! Value: $50 Minimum bid: $25 158 Pinot for Four! from Peter Rutledge of Norwich Wines & Spirits Perfect for the wine connoisseur are these four Riedel glasses specially shaped to allow you to capture the aroma of Pinot Noir. Given by Peter Rutledge, they come with a bottle of Pinot Noir that bears his recommendation. Value: $85 Minimum Bid: $40


Part II: 6:00-8:25pm

Unique Experiences


165 Outer Banks Oceanfront Getaway -- Sleeps 10! from Debby Hall and Mike Woods Fabulous oceanfront home in the Ships Watch resort in Duck, NC. The perfect get-away for large families! The "Spendlove" home features five spacious bedrooms and 4½ baths. Enjoy fantastic views of the great Atlantic Ocean from the generous living area as well as your dining room and gourmet kitchen. Entertain at the wet bar, or relax on the screened porch overlooking the ocean. This oceanfront home offers private ocean access off the king master suite for those moonlit walks on the beach! Available ONLY the week of Wednesday March 4 - Wednesday March 11, 2015. Value: $1,900 Minimum Bid: $750 166 Wine Tasting for Fifteen! from Dan Fraser What better way to enjoy an evening with your friends! Dan Fraser will conduct a wine tasting for 15 in your home for you and your lucky guests. All details, including wine selection and date of event, will be determined in consultation with Dan. Must be used by December 1st, 2014. Value: $250. Minimum bid: $100 167 Your Own Private Tour of Montreal from Karen Kane of Paris By Design You and your friends, up to four, have your own three-hour guided tour of The Plateau, Montreal’s most vibrant quartier. Walking, you'll savor many delights of Plateau culture, connecting to the area's French heritage, indulging yourselves in its joie de vivre, and visiting a rich selection of speciality foodshops, cafés, boutiques, and bookstores. Value: $180. Minimum bid: $70


168 River Paddle and Island Picnic from Don and Lisa McCabe Put in the canoes at the Ledyard Canoe Club and paddle with Don down the the Connecticut River to Titcomb Island where you can enjoy a picnic and a swim on the beautiful sandy beach. Canoes, life jackets and a delicious picnic lunch for 4 people will be provided. Total time about 2 hours. Ideal for couples or a small family. Value: $100. Minimum bid: $35

169 Learn to Play Mah Jongg with an Expert from Sue Pitiger Haven't you always wanted to learn to play Mah Jongg? How about bidding for 3 two-hour Mah Jongg lessons for you and up to 3 of your friends? Sue Pitiger will bring her invaluable experience, expert teaching, and much laughter, to the table! Good till October 15, 2014. Value: Priceless. Minimum Bid: $35. 170 Theater of Your Choice... and a Back Stage Tour from Northern Stage, White River Junction Two tickets, seating subject to availability, for the play of your choice by May 4th, 2014. Call the Box Office to reserve your seats; and to arrange a special Back Stage Tour. Value: $120. Minimum bid: $60 171 No Way! Pig and Wolf are Here!!!! from Bill Hammond, Principal of the Marion Cross School Pig and Wolf, those intrepid commentators on anything and everything Upper Valley, would love to come to your party (wedding, graduation, picnic...whatever). They don't like to go any further than 20 miles from Hanover though, and, BTW, they'll need to be picked up and dropped back home. Value: $100. Minimum bid: $50


172 An Evening with Bobby McFerrin! from Sheryl Stotland Bobby McFerrin's performance, Spirit * You * All, at the Hopkins Center on Saturday, April 12th, 8 p.m., is sold out but you can win two tickets in Row C! This matchless improviser with breathtaking vocal and stylistic range, and 10time Grammy winner, draws audiences into his transcendent music making; Bobby McFerrin returns to the Hop with a brilliant band for a program based on spirituals. Value: $102.60 Minimum Bid: $55 173 The Ultimate Gelato Party! from Morano Gelato of Hanover We think these gelato cups are the best in the Upper Valley! Morano Gelato will bring a cart loaded with enough gelato for 20-30 medium cups in 2 flavors - surely the ultimate party for anyone! Value: $500 Minimum bid: $250 174 A Night at the Woodstock Inn with Breakfast for Two! from the Woodstock Inn, Woodstock, Vermont The Woodstock Inn & Resort offers warm New England hospitality amidst an atmosphere of country elegance and year-round recreation, including skiing, both downhill and cross-country, golf, racquet and fitness. But it's the lavish details of the wood-burning fireplaces in guest rooms and locally made furnishings that complete the picture of charm and comfort to make the Inn one of 2014's Travel & Leisure 500 Best Hotels in the World. And you can enjoy all this with a night here, with breakfast for two! Value: $400 Minimum Bid: $200


175 Juggle the Magic‌ Magic the Juggle‌ from Bill Hammond, Principal of Marion Cross School Mr Bill, master juggler and magician, will teach your child juggling or some magic tricks! Don't miss out on this unique opportunity for your child to get behind the scenes and learn the real tricks. Winner's choice: either three 20-minute juggling lessons or three 20-minute magic-trick lessons, at mutually agreeable times. Value: Priceless! Minimum bid: $75

176 Off to the Montshire! from the Montshire Museum of Science Children at home? Grandchildren visiting? Have fun-filled hours with them at the Montshire, courtesy of these four Day Passes! They are valid for a full year, until March 14th, 2015. Value: $48. Minimum bid: $25 177 Your Own Private Concert with Eliza Moore! from Eliza Moore Would you like to have a private concert for you and your friends with this talented fiddler-singer-songwriter? Eliza Moore is based in Montreal, but was originally from Vermont and trained in the US and England. You can find out more about her recordings as well as her life on her website Arrange a mutually agreed date between October 2014 - December 2015 and have Eliza perform at your house concert. Value: $400 Minimum Bid: $200


178 A Week on the St Lawrence River! from Celina Barton Do you know the lovely Thousand Islands in the St Lawrence River? How about a week's stay in a cabin on Grindstone Island in upstate NY, the fourth largest of the Islands. The cabin is approximately 800 square feet with one double bed and bunks for kids; a simple kitchen and outdoor shower provide moderate comfort. Be aware this is RUSTIC but oh so beautiful! There are no stores on the island, all food and water must be brought in from the mainland. The property has a beach and miles of trails for biking and running. A boat rental is essential and available in Clayton, NY (or Kingston, Canada), see the Clayton marina's website for details: Choose your week in June, September, or October of this year. Value: $800 Minimum Bid: $400 179 A Gift Certificate for Smith's Auction from Ann Marie & Bill Smith Wouldn't it be fun to bid on a charming item at New England's finest auction house? Win this gift certificate and you'll have $150 at your disposal! William A. Smith, Inc, Auctioneers and Appraisers of fine arts and antiques, in Plainfield, NH, offer a wide range of auctions throughout the year. (And they are most helpful at guiding the inexperienced bidder.) Value: $150 Minimum Bid: $75


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Fine Dining


185 Country Brunch at Butternut Lane B&B from George and Carol Loveland Carol and George Loveland will welcome you to their historic home and inn. Join them for a Country Brunch for six in the Dining Room at the Butternut Lane Bed & Breakfast on the Connecticut River in Norwich. Coordinate your special morning with the owners between April 1, 2014 and March 1, 2015. Value: $120. Minimum bid: $65 186 Dinner Out This Evening at Elixir from Elixir Restaurant and Lounge Whether you simply want to relax with a glass of wine or enjoy dinner from the ever-changing menu, Elixir, located in the Old Freight House in historic downtown White River Junction, offers a warm, inviting atmosphere with friendly service. Enjoy your evening with this gift certificate! Value: $50. Minimum bid: $25 187 Dinner at Carpenter & Main, how delicious! from Bruce MacLeod of Carpenter & Main Chef Bruce MacLeod will prepare a delicious meal when you visit his lovely restaurant, Carpenter & Main, in Norwich. No better way to enjoy your evening with family or friends, so take advantage of this dinner certificate! Value: $100. Minimum bid: $50


188 Historic Dining at the Norwich Inn from The Norwich Inn This one of a kind, historic Vermont hotel dates back to 1797 when Dartmouth graduate Jasper Murdock served his first guest. Just about a mile from Hanover, New Hampshire, this Vermont Country Inn offers lodging for visitors to Dartmouth College while providing easy access to numerous area attractions and institutions. Bring some friends and enjoy this dinner certificate in the Inn's fine restaurant. Value: $200. Minimum bid: $100 189 Dinner for Four at The Lyme Inn from The Lyme Inn The Lyme Inn has been welcoming travelers for over 200 years and invites you to experience its beauty and charm. The award-winning restaurant tantalizes your palate with locally sourced culinary creations, while its warmth and hospitality encourage you to return time and time again. Enjoy a dinner for four (excluding bar, tax and gratuity)! Value: $200 Minimum bid: $100 190 A Heavenly Dinner at Ariana's From Chef Martin Murphy at Ariana's Restaurant Four guests will be treated to a specially designed five-course dinner with wine pairings offered by Chef Martin Murphy of Ariana's Restaurant in Orford. He will work with the winning bidder to discuss preferences regarding food and date. A chef's tasting dinner for four. Value: $300. Minimum bid: $150


191 Dessert of the Season, Who Doesn't Want Lou's Dessert? from Lou's Restaurant Dessert of the Season - enjoy sweets for the season from Lou's Restaurant in Hanover. Your prize of four desserts includes a seasonal pie for Summer featuring berries at their peak, and a Mile High Apple Pie for Autumn; plus other luscious picks for Spring and Winter. Value: $75 Minimum bid: $35

192 American Good-ness from the Tip Top Cafe! from the Tip Top Café Sun-lit café by day and a full service candle-lit bistro by night, the Tip Top Café brings you comfort food with a twist. Come to White River Junction and discover the delightful ambience with their gift certificate. Value: $50. Minimum bid: $25 193 A Great Meal Prepared In Your Own Home by the Barefoot Gourmet from the Barefoot Gourmet, Barry Clarke As you eat Barry Clarke's wonderful hors d'oeuvres at the Gala, you recognize his reputation for superb food; now bid on the opportunity to have a dinner for four prepared by Barry just for you. The menu will be collaborative, the end result quite delicious! It could be in your own home, or you could choose to go to his place - just like going out to a fancy private restaurant with very personal service! (He isn't licensed, so BYOB.) Value: $320. Minimum Bid: $200


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Bijoux and More


200 Charcoal gray jacket with flowers by Whitewash from The J List Look at this beautiful charcoal gray wool knit luxe jacket, belted with flowers of the same material around the sleeves, size medium. Made by Whitewash "because heirlooms have to begin somewhere"; Whitewash which is all about a lifestyle of comfort and a sense of unique design... Doesn't that sound like all those lovely garments and gifts carried by The J List?! Value: $138 Minimum Bid: $75 201 Elegant earrings! from Von Bargen's of Hanover Can you resist these John Hardy "KaliPebble" drop earrings in sterling silver and approximately 2 inches in length: imagine these beautiful earrings framing your face. Retail value $295. Minimum bid: $150 202 Shop Till You Drop at the Nearly New Sale! from the Norwich Women's Club How about a gift certificate for the Nearly New Sale (May 2rd to 4th)? You know there are always great items at this sale of gently worn clothing, each carefully inspected. Do you yearn for a skirt for the summer? A cotton sweater for the spring? Value: $35. Minimum bid: $20 203 A Pearl of a Necklace! from Karen Ward How elegant is this single strand necklace of champagnecolored fresh water pearls interspersed with crystal beads and mother of pearl and gold tone accents! Length is approx. 31 inches. Value: $125 Minimum Bid: $65 204 Stingray skin wallet from Thailand from Arline Rotman Admire this stingray skin wallet bought in Thailand, imagine how well it would go with that outfit... Value: $100. Minimum Bid: $50



209 A Hobo Handbag from Rare Essentials from Rare Essentials From Hanover's premier women's store, a tiger print yearround all-purpose Hobo handbag. How elegant! Value: $398. Minimum bid: $180 210 What a Lovely Pendant from The Family Place! from The Family Place Take an abalone mosaic heart, with all its iridescent shades of blue and green and silver, and suspend this from three strands of dusky quartz threaded on black silk - how elegant! Adjustable from 22 inches to 19 inches long, this necklace is hand-made at The Family Place, under the supervision of a professional jeweler. Value: $42. Minimum bid: $25 211 Everyone Looks Good in a Fat Hat Jacket! from Fat Hat Clothing Co. Here is the Fat Hat classic, their zippered one-size jacket. It's perfect for that in-between season time of year, or, on a cold day, great to wear sitting by the fire. Value: $100. Minimum Bid: $50 212 What Pretty Beads from The Family Place! from The Family Place This three-stranded necklace has turquoise beads intermingled with freshwater pearls dyed in complementary shades of teal, olive, and golden green, all woven onto black silk. Measuring about 20", this was hand-made at The Family Place, under the supervision of a professional jeweler. Value: $42. Minimum bid: $25



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Home and Garden


220 A Classic End Table from Alice Williams Interiors Alice Williams Interiors offers a classic end table in a light cherry finish. It features both a storage drawer and a shelf where you could display books, magazines, games or other small items. In addition, Alice includes two hours of design consultation to further enhance your home. Discuss color, window treatments, reupholstery, new furniture, kitchen and bath renovations, or whatever else you have been dreaming of for the interior of your home. Value: $400. Minimum bid: $200 221 $100 To Spend at Longacres' from Longacres' Nursery Center Spring is here! Longacres' Nursery Center, of Lebanon, NH, will provide you with the highest quality plants to ensure your gardening success. Longacres is committed to making your garden grow! This gift certificate is a great way to get started on spring. Value: $100. Minimum bid: $50 222 Simon Pearce Glass Bowl & Heart from Michie and Fred Rogers We all know and love Simon Pearce glassware, and this Chelsea Low glass bowl is a beautiful specimen which will enhance any setting. Now admire the Highgate glass heart nestling in its center. Value: $180. Minimum bid: $90 223 Sanitation Just When You Need It! from Dimmick Wastewater Service You've been wondering how to cope with that family reunion, the 50th birthday party in the yard, the wedding reception, or you just know it's time to get your tank cleaned out: Dimmick has a gift certificate for you to go towards any of their services: septic clean out, septic camera inspection, portable toilet rental! They can't travel vast distances so check with them first: 888-224-3426. Value: $200 Minimum Bid: $100


224 What a Whimsical Rooster! from Uncommon Home Who doesn't need whimsy in their life? This wonderful wire rooster is covered in moss and can stand unadorned, or can actually be used as a plant medium. Just email the manfacturer for instructions on "how to". Value: $179. Minimum Bid: $90 225 $100 Gift Certificate for E.C. Browns' Nursery! from E.C. Browns' Nursery Spring is here! E.C. Browns' Nursery, located in Thetford, VT, will get you on track this spring. Need advice with plants, landscape design, flowers? Let this Nursery Center help you, and this gift certificate is your start! Value: $100. Minimum bid: $50 226 Hand-Turned Cherry Bowl from David Kent Imagine this beautiful hand-turned solid cherry bowl filled with red apples or fine walnuts on your dining table. Perhaps it would look best on your hall table for your car keys and cell phone? Value: $90. Minimum bid: $45 227 The Best Plants from Killdeer from Killdeer Farm Killdeer Farm is a family-owned organic vegetable and strawberry farm located in beautiful Norwich, on the banks of the Connecticut River. This gift certificate, redeemable for plants, will allow you an early start this Spring! With it comes also a consultation with one of Killdeer's planting experts at the Greenhouses. The Greenhouses will be open from May 1st, possibly earlier depending on warm weather. Value: $125. Minimum bid: $65


228 A Pillow with an Audubon print from Alison May A pillow decorated with an Audubon print of a pair of Flickers, hand-embroidered for a trapunto effect. 12" by 9". Value: $75. Minimum bid: $35 229 A Sparkling Clean Home! from Karen Wright Need a regular cleaning, a spring cleaning, a just-before-party cleaning??? Karen Wright, a "master cleaning lady", will come to your home for four hours and make sure it looks spotless!! Value: $120. Minimum bid: $45 230 A Pair of Pillows! from Alison May A pair of pillows decorated with Audubon prints of feeding birds, hand-embroidered for a trapunto effect. Each 12" by 9". Value: $140. Minimum bid: $70 231 Compost for Your Gardens? from Jay Van Arman of Meeting House Farm How about a cubic yard of the finest Meeting House Farm Compost for your gardens? Doesn't that sound good! Delivered free within Norwich, delivered to other Upper Valley towns by arrangement. Value: $50. Minimum Bid: $25

232 Great Knives from Main Street Kitchens! from Main Street Kitchens Maybe it's time to "beef up" your worn carving collection! This 2-piece set of carving and utilitarian knives is by W端sthof, the German cutlery manufacturer, world-renowned for the quality of its products . This set will be an indispensable addition to any cook's knife collection. Value: $200. Minimum Bid: $100


233 Share the Silberfarbs' Gardening Expertise from Anne & Pete Silberfarb Pay six visits to the Silberfarbs' beautiful gardens while the flowers are blooming between June and October. On each visit you may select up to half a dozen plants you would like for your garden. You choose the types of plant and they find them and dig them up for you. Call ahead to set up convenient times and bring pots. Value: $100. Minimum bid: $50 235 Learn to Prune Fruit Trees with Henry Homeyer from Henry Homeyer How about an hour's lesson with Henry Homeyer, learning how to prune fruit trees? You read his column every Wednesday in the Valley News, so you know the expertise of this renowned gardener! Win this prize and arrange your mutually convenient appointment in March or summer. Value: $100. Minimum Bid: $50 236 Phoenician glass carafe and goblet from DesignCenters Deep blues and black shape the swirling patterns of this richly colored Phoenician glass carafe and goblet. The glass making in Hebron on the West Bank dates to the 14th century; recycled bottles are smashed into pieces and melted in high temperature ovens. In Phoenician glass-blowing, artisans add substances to the molten glass, with the resulting reaction creating a range of colors within each unique piece. Working with this process takes an especially skilled hand, and is reserved for the true masters of the art. Food safe. Made in West Bank. Value: $230. Minimum Bid: $100


237 Landscape Designing with Bill Pedi from Bill Pedi As Spring approaches, wouldn't you like to plant a new garden? Bill Pedi, a master landscape designer, can help you make it happen. Bill will meet you at your site for an initial consultation. He is great at hearing your ideas and adding his own. After mapping a plan for the area in question, he will meet with you again to review the plan. With his concept plan in your hand, you will be on the way toward making that garden a reality. Value: $400. Minimum Bid: $200

238 22" HD TV from Arline & Barry Rotman The perfect TV for the kitchen...your office...the kids? This slimline TV (Haier LED 22" HDTV model 1080P) can be mounted on a stand or a wall bracket. Value: $180. Minimum bid: $90 239 Small Pillow from Alison May Wouldn't this Mughal warrior look great on the armchair in the den? The cozy chair in your office? The family sofa? Value: $45. Minimum Bid: $15 240 Pillow from Lemon Tree from Lemon Tree Gifts of Hanover

How charming, how cozy, for the shoe-lover in your life! Here with a fresh twist on the vintage botanical is a down-filled pillow decorated with Victorian shoes! And it's made in New England by Ox Bow Decor. Value: $94. Minimum Bid: $47


241 Tiffany-style Table Lamp from Arline & Barry Rotman What an elegant lamp with the pretty colors of the glass shade, and the vintage bronze of its stem! The Tiffany style has rightly become most popular. Wouldn't this table lamp enhance your living room or your front hall? Value: $249. Minimum bid: $125 242 A Rug for Your Home! from Beth Perry of Design Source

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Get a jump on spring with this beautiful rug! Made from handwoven flatweave 100% wool, in vibrant shades of fuchsia with orange, it is 5 feet by 8 feet. Value: $495. Minimum Bid: $250


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