Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Safe travels, & may the most comfortable couch in the house be yours when that inevitable food coma ensues.
Thursday, November 19, 2009
So I suppose I shouldn't be defensive about the feeblest of Thanksgiving window displays I have to offer, as witnessed in the shot you just saw.
Less time for window dressing (like that segway?), more time to make all the frozen dessert delights your relatives have now come to expect from you on T-day...
Pumpkin Pie, Caramel Pumpkin Cheesecake, the surprise fall hit, apple pie, rum raisin, and the many other special and regular favorites are ready and waiting for you to drop in and say 'I'll take a hand-packed quart of...'
For those really daring, next up, just in time for the T-day sweeps, Eggnog Pumpkin Pie ice cream. Come on, I dare ya.
And if you're really planning ahead, why not give a call (413)-529-2929 now and order up your favorite ice cream pie or ice cream cake. Deer Trax, Cookies n' Fudge, Cashew Turtle, Skybar, and as many other specials as I can think of this weekend.. Pumpkin Pie, Caramel Pumpkin Cheesecake, Hazelnut Cappuccino Fudge. Do I need to go on?
If you're just looking for ice cream to scoop next to Gram's apple pie or Aunt Betty's pecan pie, just drop on by for some handpacked. The wednesday before Thanksgiving is always busy, so don't hesitate to call ahead, and we can pack 'em up and have 'em ready for you when get here.
You can always check out the current flavors list here.
And you're always welcome to stop by for gourmet chocolates, penny candy, fresh organic coffee beans from Indigo Roasters, and perhaps a bit of sweet pumpkin spice tea from the TeaGuys.
Here are our Thanksgiving week hours:
Friday: 12-9 pm
Saturday: 12-9 pm.
A final note before I end this little infomercial blog entry. Best of luck to Mimi Henault and Michelle Rousseau this weekend in the Junior Miss competition. There are only 2 Easthampton High young women entered, and wouldn't you know, they both are part of the Mt. Tom's scoop team.
(Apologies to Michelle, seems I don't have portrait of her to share here...)
Go get 'em!
Friday, November 13, 2009
While you're out, check out the rest of the ArtWalk venues. 5 - 8pm.
I hope you can stop by for a coffee, a bit of chocolate, say a hello to the artists, and enjoy their show.
While I'm here, a big thanks to Torrie, Carleigh's mom, for the cool thank you for the birthday party at Mt. Tom's photo collage. Nice...
Good weekend to you.
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
A few more random shots from my ride...
The Ferry Street haunted house could use a little stimulus money...
Maybe someday I'll be able to dig back through my inventory of local shots and be able to use this one as a 'before shot'...
Or is it the Manhan Cat Trail?...
The old factory footbridge, now just an interesting photo opp on Lower Mill Pond...
There are still a few reminders of the trail's original use to be found along the trail...
I had a bit more daylight and couldn't resist the temptation to wander around the edge of the Nashawannuck mud flats...
Saturday, November 07, 2009
To commemorate the 'made all better' trail, the Friends of the Manhan Rail Trail have announced a little ceremony to commemorate the fix. Here's the info:
A ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the repair of the washed out rail trail will be held at the site of the former sinkhole on Sunday, November 8 at 1:00 PM. Access to the site off East St. is available through the Pascommuck Trust roadside property (between Fort Hill Road and Route 5). From the Pascommuck Trust area, walk down the short hiking trail to the ceremony.
Congrats and thanks to all the hardworking volunteers over at the Friends of the Manhan Rail Trail and key city hall folks for securing the funds and making it happen. The Manhan Rail Trail is a shiny feather in Easthampton's cap, and it's great that it's back in full operation. Nicely done.
Friday, November 06, 2009
Came across this story I thought all you ice cream enthusiasts might enjoy. Check it out to see if your own favorite ice cream flavor fits what the zodiac is predicting.
I scream. You Scream. All signs scream for ice cream.
Feel free to switch the various ice cream purveyors with (hopefully) your favorite, Mt. Tom's. And if this finds you hankerin' for a fresh scoop, we've got all the fall flavors going in full force right now - Pumpkin Pie, Caramel Pumpkin Cheesecake, Apple Pie, Double-dark Chocolate Chunk (not really a Fall flavor but still a great one), and many more.
Another helpful hint... It's never too early to place your order for those homemade pumpkin ice cream pies your family now expects you to bring to Thanksgiving dinner in a few weeks...
Tuesday, November 03, 2009
Like I've said, I'm not going to endorse a particular candidate, but I will say it's been an interesting election season this time around, one that no matter who wins, has been good for the city. It should be an interesting day...
Meanwhile, I hope you're enjoying these first few days of November. It seems we are well past peak leaf peeping, but there are still a few bold and colorful trees to be had...
And it's also interesting to see the subtle collision of Fall and Winter holidays that starts to take place around this time. I happened to notice this yesterday. If there was a set of indian corn hanging on the door or a paper turkey in the window, we'd have all the end of year holidays covered...