July 2009

Next
Tuesday, July 7th, 2009 - 7:00 PM or meet early at
** Halfway Cafe ** - Cobb's Corner, Canton 6:00 PM
Meeting

Club Info & Events

Details of the June Meeting
Wow! Great turnout last month. I believe we had 15 members attend along with one potential new member. This is something we haven't seen in quite some time especially during the summer months.
I guess this crappy weather we've been having is good for something afterall. Or is this yet another sign that pipe smoking is beginning to surge? Either way.... we're happy to see everyone.

Along with Derek, a potential new member, It was also good to see Merrick back after a few months haitus and Jim who we haven't seen in over a year.
And I can't forget to mention our most veteran member and our resident musician both back for a visit and doing well.

We also want to thank our regulars who show up month after month. Without you guys we wouldn't have a club.


Update: The 2009 Club Pipe by Rad Davis
I heard from Dock Perry who recently had a conversation with Rad Davis. All is going well with the 2009 Club Pipe and we are still on schedule to receive them in September. More details will follow when we get nearer to that date. Maybe we'll even see Dock this month.... but I wouldn't put any money on it.
From the Cybershire

Video Series: Refurbishing Estate Pipes
In episode 15 of the Old Toby Podcast Andrew and Jeff interview David from the Virtual Smoking Lounge. David has done a series of pipe restoration videos on YouTube that could be very helpful to those of you who may be interested in doing some of your own restoration work or looking for someone who will restore a pipe for you at a reasonable price. Andrew and Jeff.dig a little deeper into all that goes into refurbishing an estate pipe so if you enjoy David's video series be sure to check out the OTP 15 for more details.
Below is Part 1 in this series. If after you've watched this video you find yourself hungry for more, just follow the additional links to the complete series and to David's YouTube site which also has a lot of other interesting, informative and entertaining videos.

Pipes & Tobacco News & Info

Occasional Smoker, 47, Signs Tobacco Bill
Washington, Jun 22— President Obama does not discuss the fact that he still occasionally smokes, a habit he very publicly tried to kick during his race for the White House.
But there he was on Monday, talking about cigarettes. As he signed legislation bringing tobacco products under federal control for the first time, the president conceded that the new law, aimed at keeping children from starting to smoke, could have helped him three decades ago.....
...The new law, the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act, allows the Food and Drug Administration not only to forbid advertising geared toward children but also to lower the amount of nicotine in tobacco products, ban sweetened cigarettes that appeal to young taste buds and prohibit labels like “light” and “low tar.”   [Read the full article]

Other News & Information for smokers:

Websites Worth a Look

PipesMagazine.com
A Community for the 21st Century Pipe Smoker
You won't believe how much information for the pipe smoker is available on this new online magazine. Their welcome message says....

Pack a bowl, put your feet up with your laptop and relax with your pipe smoking friends. PipesMagazine.com is an online magazine, a community with forums, and a social networking site for pipe smokers. You can have your own FREE BLOG too!

Along with all that that you will also find tons of interesting articles and information from the following categories: Pipe & Tobacco Reviews, Pipe Collecting, Pipe Manufacturer & Retailer Spotlight, Pipe News, Pipe of the Week, Pipe Smoking Thoughts, Pipe Videos, Put that in Your Pipe & Wine.

Hmmm... nothing about Scotch there, we might have to do something about that. Regardless... this website is definitely one worth a look. Check it out, sign up, connect with friends or start a blog today.
                                             [Take me there now]
This Month's Tobacco Raffle
This month we have a couple of blend by Cornell and Diehl.

C& D – Good Morning Pipe Tobacco (2oz Tin)
This is C&D's latest blend, a Tarler/Runowski blend perfect for getting your day started – or any other time of day or night. Reminiscent of a classic Dunhill blend devoted to morning puffing!

C& D – After Hours Flake (2 oz. tin)
A night out wasn't complete without a trip to the “private club” for a Cuba Libre or two. Round out your evening or any other time of day with this Virginia flake sweetened with the elixir of the Islands, Dark rum.


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