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  • Tuesday, March 20, 2018 12:00 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    On Tuesday, March 20th, nine members of the Northern Mystery Group met at the Moonlight Meadery in Londonderry, New Hampshire. Our hostess and vice-president of marketing, Denise Van Der Berg, gave us a detailed tour and lecture into the intricacies of mead making, and the bees themselves. One bee makes 1/3 TEASPOON of honey in its six week lifetime, flying up to six miles each way at speeds up to 15 mph! After the tour, we tasted seven different meads of our choosing and went home with a souvenir glass. Left to right: Dawn M., Barbara M., Nancy C., Ann K., Beverly C., Judy T., Anne H., Polly M.
    Linda McH.

  • Saturday, March 10, 2018 12:00 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Here are some photos from the Alta trip.
    Lolly S.

    Marie, Ray and Marge enjoying lunch at Alf’s.

    Howard, Nancy and Barbara heading back to the Peruvian after a great day on the slopes of Alta.

  • Tuesday, February 06, 2018 11:00 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The first couple of months of the year (because of the ski season), it is usual for the “Gang" to have just lunch and no “mystery". This time, I thought we should try something different. Four of our “Gang” SW members (Skip/Mary C, Marco/Ines A) have joined a sports facility near Foxboro called ForeKicks and are now aficionados of the game “pickleball.” WHAT’S PICKLEBALL ???- This is a game resembling tennis in which players use paddles to hit a perforated plastic ball over a net.

    We set up a surprise for the remaining 10 members of our group to sit on some bleachers at the sports center to watch them play this fascinating game. Marco preceded the game with some basics of how to play and how to keep score. It was a fun time for all of us to watch how proficient they are and how much they enjoy the sport. I am sure that since they were former tennis and Ping-Pong players helped a great deal. After a couple of games we went for a lovely lunch at the Horse and Carriage to talk about our entertainment of the morning. (A few of us are tempted to give it a try).
    Joan S

  • Saturday, February 03, 2018 2:00 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    We met for a brief afternoon coffee/tea before bundling up for a brisk walk in the cold a few blocks to the Ayer Mansion at 395 Commonwealth Avenue in the Back Bay. The last existing house designed by Louis Comfort Tiffany, it has been partially restored with amazing results so far. Our tour, given by Jeanne M. Pelletier, offered us a wealth of interesting information - about the house, about Frederick Ayer, and about Louis Comfort Tiffany.

    Pictured left to right front row: Peg T, Lorraine T, Nancy B, Ruth G, and Marilyn N, and left to right back row: Barbara H, Toby B, Merle W, and Cathleen R.

    Ruth G
  • Thursday, February 01, 2018 12:00 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Great place and great food!


  • Friday, January 19, 2018 12:00 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Thanks to Dennis U.

  • Sunday, December 10, 2017 10:45 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    On a snow covered morning, with bright winter sunshine and mild temperatures, Thirty three  TOH Gang members  gathered at Cobblestones Restaurant in Lowell for a Jingle Bell Brunch.  We enjoyed the beautiful historic building, but were surprised and admittedly disappointed at the meal service which did not measure up to previous years venues.  Unfortunately, the restaurant kitchen staff “forgot” several items that were on the menu, and were slow to replenish the supplies of food that were served.  OOPS!  We all enjoyed the time together, and the private dining room which allowed us to socialize with each other. Lesson learned, don’t mess with success.  

    Dawn Metcalf/Joe Messina

  • Friday, November 24, 2017 2:45 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The weather was just perfect !

    Thank you Dennis for the photos.

  • Wednesday, November 15, 2017 10:00 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    In pouring rain a few hardy members gathered at the Foxborough Common. We took a short walk to the brand new Town Hall where Joan Stafford greeted the group and proudly showed us the offices and introduced us to Robert Cutler, Town Clerk, who kindly showed us the vault and entertained questions. 

    Then we went a block up the road to the Memorial Hall. It is a single-story granite Gothic Revival structure, octagonal in shape, with four projecting wings and a turret capped by a statue of a Union Army soldier. 

    Mark Ferencick, Chairman of the Historical Commission, introduced us to the town’s history, notable residents, wonderful memorabilia and beautiful hats created locally, a couple of centuries ago, by the Union Straw Works. Back then, the town was known all over the world for its straw hats until the factory burned to the ground in 1900 and then rebuilt and occupied by The Foxboro Co since 1908 (now Schneider-Electric). 

    Lunch at Jake n’ Joe’s completed the outing, with the sun trying to break through while we were safe and dry indoors! 

    Chuck and Susan Hyson, Linda Keohane, Betty Fitzgerald, Shirley McPhea, Rosemary Smith, Joan Stafford, Diane Bannister, Ines and Marco Arismendi. 

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