June 2005

Tuesday, July 5th at 7:00 PM

Club Info & Events

Last Month's Meeting
Although not as well attended as the previous 2 meetings, the May meeting had a decent turn out. But whether you have 2 or 20, whenever good friends are gathered around a warm briar, it's always a good time. The July Meeting is schedule for Tuesday, July 5th at 7:00PM. We look forward to seeing you there.

Bob Kiess came to his last meeting before making his move to Vermont. He passed along his thanks to all and shared with us how much he enjoyed being a member of the Sherlock Holmes Pipe Club. We'll miss ya Bob, good luck in VT.

The United Pipe Clubs of America - UPCA
As mentioned in last month's newsletter, we are now proud members of the United Pipe Clubs of America. Bob Kiess was unable to attend the annual meeting at the Chicago show this past May but he was able to get a copy of the meeting's minutes. You can view a copy of the minutes in pdf format by clicking here.
If you'd like to find out more about the UPCA you can visit their website at http://www.unitedpipeclubs.org.

What's in store for the July Meeting?
Lots of pipe smoking pretty much. No events or guest speakers are planned for the July meeting just lots of tobacco sampling. This month we have two boxes of tobacco available for your approval so come on down and give'm a try.

Ted Blank recently returned from beautiful "smoke free" Santa Monica, Ca. where smoking is banned pretty much everywhere including the beach, parks and bus stops. He will provided us with a full account of his visit and trips to local pipe shops at this coming meeting.

Smokers Haven Tobacco Tasting - Phase 4
The last phase of the Smoker's Haven tobacco sampling is upon us. This month we will have an opportunity to try their Krumble Kake blend.
We'd like to thank Premal Cheda of Smoker's Haven for this generous donation of tobacco to our favorite pastime. If you found any of their blends particularly enjoyable, be sure to purchase a few tins from their website or at the next pipe show you attend.

Upcoming Events

Santa Fe Pipes Showcases American Pipe Carvers
Great News! Tony Sanchez of Santa Fe Pipes will be coming to our August Meeting (Aug 2nd) for the first leg of his tour promoting the American Pipe Carver.
Tony believes American carvers are the wave of the future for the pipe industry and currently carries pipes by the following carver's: David Jones, Randy Wiley, Tony Fillenwarth, Ron Fairchild and Gray Mountain Pipes. He's also been talking with Mark Tinsky and Paul Perry and some of their pipes may also be available at the August Meeting.
Discounts of at least 15% will be available on all pipes.
So clear your calendars for Tuesday August 2nd and join the Sherlock Holmes Pipe Club of Boston in making the American Pipe Carver tour a huge success.
In addition to American pipes, Tony will also be bringing along some tobacco.

Another Pipe Party in the woods of Harvard, MA.
Yes folks, once again Steve Gutz (with the gracious approval of his wife Arlene... thanks Arlene!) is having his 3rd Annual Pipe Smoker's Party / Cookout. 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. Did you remember he has well over 3000 pipes.
To see what the previous years have been like, click on these links: 20032004 .
(Hey Dick, did you realize this was the last time we saw you??)


Pipes & Tobacco News & Info

(The following was submitted for your reading pleasure by Mark "Fr. Barley" Maxfield)

10 great cigars and why I smoked them
By Mike S. Adams - June 13, 2005
For years, communism has been preventing me from enjoying a lot of good cigars. That used to bother me, until I found a way around the problem. As many of my readers know, there are more communists teaching on the average American campus than there are teaching in all of Cuba. And, of course, these communist professors do a lot of stupid things, most of which violate the United States Constitution. [Read More]


Finally the truth comes out

June 3 - There is no scientifically proven causality between active smoking and lung cancer. Rather, the preponderance of the scientific evidence seems to lean towards improbability.                     [Read More]

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
Why not visit the sites of the American pipe carvers that Santa Fe Pipes will be featuring (Note: not all carvers have a website). David Jones Pipes
Randy Wiley
Tony Fillenwarth
Ron Fairchild
Gray Mountain Pipes
Mark Tinsky
This Month's Tobacco Raffle
We have the following blends for this month's raffle.

New from McLelland Tobacco
Tawny Flake
Little, elegant flue cured Virginia Flakes, redolent with sun-dappled sweetness, and pleasantly tangy. This skillfully blended tobacco, mellowed with Blakeney's exclusive toasting process, fills the pipe with pleasure.

Butera's Kingfisher
A distinctive combination of zesty lemon Virginia, Burley, and Perique. All whole leaf is layered together then pressed in cakes until the blend of whole leaf are perfectly matured. Cut and spun to ribbon form, the ribbon is then pressed into cakes for a second time (Double Cut). Then we cut the cake into flake form and packaged in 2 oz tins achieving an even more exquisite finish as time passes. A light, sweet, mellow smoke, subtle and complex, with a flavor curve ranging from lightly zesty through richly satisfying.




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