Thursday, May 27, 2010

IRON CHEF - watch out for the Scouts!

Yes indeed - the IRON CHEF competition at the Longfellow Wayside Inn Scout Camporee was FANTASTICO! And, while Mayor Gartland may have been sharing some of her culinary talents, I, KKLembo certainly was NOT! (ask my husband, ask my children, ask anyone - "what shape pasta? what color sauce?")

We all want to know how many of our Scout Chef recipes ended up on the Dining Room Menu at the Wayside Inn since we left? Who wants to call Innkeeper John Cowden and ask? (And, while you are at it - make reservations to stay for a night or two. You will understand why Longfellow wrote poetry about the Inn once you go there.)

Thursday, May 20, 2010

A Field of Dreams to be Sure!

This picture captures but a few of the thousands of images and memories all of us left Sudbury with this past Sunday.

Baseball with the Melrose Pondfeilders...a talk about vintage baseball by author/historian John Zinn....Pastor John Nash's homily during the 8 a.m. ecumenical service ("Everything I need to Know About Life I Learned from Baseball") (note: Pastor John is an Eagle Scout!)...the Wayside Iron Chef contest of Saturday night....a tour by Ben Edwards...meeting the Wayside Inn's miller, and innkeeper, and chef.....setting up camp....all the great new friendships and the fun of sharing with "old" friends. More pictures, along with "roses and thorns" later....

Thursday, May 13, 2010

< 20 hours and, Sudbury bound are we!

"Lives of great men all remind us, we can make our
lives sublime, and departing, leave behind us, footprints on the sands of time."

Well, I do believe Scouts leave nothing behind, if I understand correctly from Mr. Downey, Mr. White and Mr. Cristiano - and I will see that "up close and personal" when we leave campgrounds behind Longfellow's Wayside Inn in Sudbury, Massachusetts Sunday afternoon the 16th.
(But, why jumpahead before the weekend even starts!)

Over a year, really close to 18 months, of planning is coming to an end with this week-ends camping event in Sudbury. Bruce White, Bill Downey and the good leaders and scouts of Troops 9, 6, 3, and 1 have collaborated and planned, and we will meet up with Sudbury Scouts for a weekend of camping and GREAT FUN!

More will be shared when we return -- but must share one secret: Saturday night's schedule includes the Wayside Iron Chef Competition! I know the "secret ingredients" as well, but I won't talk.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Last Friday's Caldwell Day was Most Excellent!

Thank you again to all the wonderful volunteers from Caldwell College who spent hours last Friday working on our shelves, planting flowers in the front and back of the Library, assisting some of our patrons on the computers - for very kind, patient and informative "one on one" training sessions - and for countless other assists.
And, hopefully, our library "pitching" during the day resulted in 8 new visitors to CPL, and a host of additional "win win" ideas. Key Note speaker, Joy Rodino, joined Professor Joanne Jasmine in showcasing our "Young Adult" collection and updating it's "eye appeal" -- since we all know that many readers indeed DO "judge a book by it's cover!"
And, if you want more info on the day, click here for more pictures and a wonderful rundown -- from Caldwell College's own website.