Monday, November 3, 2008

Happenings at Claire's and in Hardwick

Greetings from Kristina - and welcome to the new folks on the list! Thanks for wanting to keep abreast of what's happening in our little neighborhood. OK, so I haven't moved any wood yet. Too busy rustling up the crispy leaves in the woods. Ah the sunshine. Happy dogs. There's still some snow on the ground high in the hills of Greensboro from the storm we got last week. Can't wait for more.

Election Notes: We will have the television at the bar tuned to election coverage this Tuesday night to follow the returns. Come on down and join us for this historic event. We may even have some crazy drink specials - related to the candidates - so bring some creativity and name some drinks. Don't forget to vote first!

Music Notes: This Thursday at 7:30 PM, Allen Church and his son Jeremiah will perform some wild and wooly Celtic music at Claire's. Jeremiah played here the other night with Town Wide Yard Sale and he plays a mean fiddle. The father-son duo should be a blast.

Cooking on Main Street: If you haven't tried Steven's Apple Cranberry Raisin Bread Pudding with warm caramel sauce yet, you simply haven't tried the best bread pudding ever! We had some last night for staff dinner and wow - the cranberries simply pop out with fresh sweet-tartness. Apples direct from Champlain Orchards, cranberries around the corner at Vermont Cranberry Company - in Fletcher, grown by the Boyden Valley Winery vintner - maple raisin bread from Elmore Mountain Bread, and maple syrup from Caledonia Farm. Yes, this segment is supposed to make you hungry!

Art Notes: The fabulous paintings of Lois Eby will be coming down November 4 - so if you haven't been in to see them, this is your last chance at Claire's. They are really amazing and you don't want to miss them. We'll be hanging Hardwick artist Ken Leslie's dramatic winter scenes from the island of Svaalbard on November 5. We will be hosting an opening for this show on Monday November 10 from 4:00 - 5:00 PM. Come on down and see these incredible paintings and meet the artist! You can view some of his work by clicking on View Ken Leslie's online gallery from his Johnson State College page.

Cool Story: Two of our friends who live in Woodbury drove north to Hardwick to eat dinner at Claire's BEFORE going back south to see a movie in Montpelier! Such devotion. We are very honored. See you soon. Peace.

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