Archive for March 2011

Here’s Pashka!

Museum of Fine Arts Boston Americas Wing

MFA Boston

MFA Boston

We have had opportunity to twice visit the New 4-story Americas Wing at Boson’s Museum of Fine Arts. With this addition the MFA has more exhibition space than the Prado. The galleries are of exceptional design and cancept, offering open spaces and intimate venues for maximum enjoyment. Many of the “show Stoppers” are on permenant display, but the plan calls for regular rotation of treasures from storage to walls. Be sure to make time for a side-trip into Boston.

Hawthorne Inn Home-Made Maple Syrup

Hawthorne Inn Maple Syrup

Hawthorne Inn Maple Syrup

The sap has been flowing at the Hawthorne Inn. We have a tradition of tapping a selection of our Sugar Maple trees in March each year. The process of refining the sap to syrup is simple, but labor intensive. There is NOTHING like fresh syrup from the tree. We have added a delightful breakfast offering to help convey the syrup to the taste-buds of our willing guests: Croissant French Toast! Delightful. Be sure to look at our recipe section for the Buttermilk Pancakes.

Patriot’s Day Celebration April 2011

Join us for Patriot’s Day weekend as we celebrate the the begining of our War for Independance. Here in Concord the Patriot Minutemen first faced the British Regulars and fired the “Shot heard ’round the world” at the Old North Bridge. Come and re-live this exciting period of history. There will be many activities for all ages, in village and along the Battle Road of the National Park, including; battle reenactment, special events, a parade, and the popular Patriot Ball. See the scedule of events. http://www.nps.gov/mima/patriots-day.htm

Mounted British officer commands troops.

Mounted British officer commands troops.

Exhibition: Elegant Enigmas: The Art of Edward Gorey

Through June 4th at the Boston Anthanaeum. http://www.bostonathenaeum.org/node/150 

Carnivorous plants, falling masonry, and uninvited guests fill the imaginary world of artist and author Edward Gorey. His stories and accompanying illustrations maintain a delicate balance between the hilarious and the horrific.  

Gorey’s voracious consumption of literature, his love of the ballet, and his off beat and wry view of the world resulted in a sardonic and witty oeuvre. This exhibition explores the diversity of Gorey’s art through original pen and ink illustrations, preparatory sketches, unpublished drawings, and ephemera. Drawn from the holdings of the Gorey Charitable Trust, the exhibition comprises approximately 180 objects, including selections from The Gashlycrumb Tinies, The Unstrung Harp, The Gilded Bat, and other well-known Gorey publications. 

I am the bahhum bug

I am the bahhum bug

Puppy Has Arrived

Our new German Shepherd puppy has arrived after a flight from Kalamazoo via Chicago. We have received over 150 name suggestions. His chosen name is “Pashka”,

Pashka
Pashka

 which is a phonetic spelling of the Slovak for paw. And he has big paws! Sky, the Inn dog, loves her new puppy- now she is leader of a pack-albeit only a two-some.

We look forward to introducing Pashka to you on your next visit to the Inn.