July 2005

Tuesday, August 2nd at 7:00 PM

Club Info & Events

The June meeting brought another nice turnout and a great time as always with lots of tobacco sampling going on. Thanks to Ernie Quintilianni from Watch City Cigar for his contribution to our raffle.

Arrivederci Dante
We're hoping Dante will be able to make the August meeting but it's very possible that July was his last. Now retired, Dante and his wife Elaine will be heading south to Delaware to be closer to their family and start livin' the good life. How they could leave their beautiful seaside home on 1st Cliff in Scituate, MA. is beyond me but from what they tell me, I guess "its time". Not to worry though because they've purchased another beautiful home in Delaware literally steps to the golf course and the ocean is just a few miles away.
So on behalf of the entire Sherlock Holmes Pipe Club I want to wish you well in your retirement and good luck with your new home. Be sure to stop by for meeting if you ever back in the area and watch out for those stray golf balls.

Some old and not so old faces
Although we hate to see any of our members move away, it's always nice to see them come back. At the July meeting we saw two faces we haven't see in quite some time Mark "Barley"Maxfield and Jon "Gadget" Cohen. Mark was visiting home while in between assignments with the Seminary and Gadget has been on a bit of a sabbatical. It was great seeing you both and we hope to see you again in the future.

The third newcomer to our Stoughton is Mark Ternullo. Mark joined the club during our exile to New Hampshire after the smoking ban took effect. This is his first visit to Stoughton and we welcome you. We hope you will continue to join us.

So what's in store for the August 2nd Meeting?
Something exciting that's for sure!

As mentioned last month, Tony Sanchez of Santa Fe Pipes will be starting his tour to celebrate the American Pipe Carver. Tony sells pipes for a number of American carvers and believes that they are the wave of the future for the pipe business. Tony will bring with him pipes made by David Jones, Randy Wiley, Tony Fillenwarth, Ron Fairchild and Gray Mountain Pipes. Plus, I have just recently learned that Tony has contracted with Mark Tinsky and will have about a dozen of his pipes as well.
This should prove to be a great meeting, so those of you who have never been to one but have been thinking about it, this will be a great one to get you started. And for you club members who haven't been to a meeting in awhile, c'mon down and check out the new location and meet the new guys. Things have really been going well.

The SHPC 2005 Club Pipe Is Here
At long last the 2005 club pipes made my Mark Tinsky are done and will be distributed by lottery prior to the club meeting on August 2nd. Can't wait to see them in person.

Upcoming Events

Steve's Annual Pipe Party will also be the September Meeting
It was decided at a previous meeting that Steve's 3rd Annual Pipe Party will also double as the September club meeting. So if you're not coming to Steve's on September 10th (and I can't think of any reason to miss it), do forget and show up in Stoughton on the 6th.

Party details: This years event will be held on Saturday, September 10th, 2005 from 3:00PM until whenever. As usual, Steve will supply hamburgers, hot dogs and soft drinks. You can bring you favorite alcoholic beverage, salads, desserts and snack food. This event is open to club members and their families and guests only.
Those of you who have been to Steve's before know what a good time this is. Those of you who haven't been... now's your chance.
To see what the previous years have been like, click on these links: 20032004 .


Pipes & Tobacco News & Info


My fellow countryman and friend, Arnold Schwarzenegger and I love cigars! He as governor and I as citizen of this great State of California abide by the strict rules, which I hope Arnold will soon change!                             [Read more]

Gallop Poll:
Bars remain an area where about two-thirds of Americans oppose a ban. Forty percent would favor setting aside areas within a bar for smoking, while 28% say smoking should be allowed anywhere within a bar.
                                     [Read the stats]

Cambridge Citizens for Smokers Rights. More smoking news for Massachusetts and around the world.

The United Pro Choice Smoker's Rights Newsletter

Websites Worth A Look

The Pipe Shop
An interesting assortment of pipes and related items.                    [Take a look]

Retail tobacco shop web sites listed by state.                                [Check it out]

This Month's Tobacco Raffle

Lane Crown Achievement Pipe Tobacco
The rarest, most costly mixture composed of the finest Virginia, Mahalla, Dubac, and Mountain Leaf Latakia. Recognized as the world's most outstanding smoking mixture.

Samuel Gawith
Brown No. 4 Finest Kendal Twist

The name Twist or Rope originates from sailors who made the tobacco into balls, soaking it in molasses for a sweeter taste. The Twist tobacco was then chewed, not smoked, as the sailors worked on wooden boats and smoking would have been a fire hazard. This is traditional smoking & chewing tobacco, made of aged dark brown leaf. It provides a very strong but remarkable cool smoke. Unsuitable for the beginner.


Pipe Smoking Contest in Poznan Poland
The Polish Pipe Clubs Council and The Pipe Collectors Club Poznan will be sponsoring the 11th Pipe Club Teamsí World Cup in Poznan, Poland. The Unite Pipe Clubs of America hope to send a team of 3-5 members from the US. If you are a member of a UPCA pipe club and are interested in being part of the US Team please contact Vernon Vig , President of the UPCA for details.



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