President's Message - August 2019

Hi All,

Hope you are enjoying what they call the dog days of summer and hope you all have had a chance to appreciate some time with family and friends. I think if someone offers me another hot dog, I am going to go postal on them. There does come a time that the thought of another hot dog or hamburger “on the grille” just drives me mad. I am unquestionably looking forward to some cooler weather and getting back into the kitchen and preparing some comfort food. My pipe smoking really isn’t affected too much as I do have the luxury of smoking in my office in the basement. That’s one thing I owe the significant other a two thumps up for tolerating.

I owe the group an apology for not writing a message last month and for not having a president’s raffle. I promise to make up for it this month. I recently acquired a nice estate haul of about 40 pipes I am going to restore and have chosen a well-known maker for this month’s raffle.

I also would like to welcome our newest member Craig to the group.  We’ve seen Craig down at C.B. Perkins for over the past year but we finally got him to pull the trigger and join.  Welcome Craig.

I was reading in one of the pipe groups that the Dunhill tobaccos will be re-branded under the Peterson name. Was wondering if anyone has any confirmation or information on this? Or, if anyone would like to dig in a litter deeper and share the evidence with the group on Tuesday.

I think it’s time we had a missing in action call out. Have not seen a few of you in a while and if you read this please send an email, text, or smoke signal that you are out there and OK. We all understand that life intervenes and sometimes it’s difficult to make meetings on a regular basis. But, know we are thinking of you and hope all is well. I am specifically looking to hear from; Joe Travis, Tucker, Jim Komola, Dennis Ciprianno, Michael Ponte, Steven Catanzaro, Anthony Catanzaro and anyone else that I may have not intentionally missed.

We have a lot of aged flake tobacco to sell at reasonable prices at this month's meeting so I hope we have a nice turnout.  If you like flakes, you won't want to miss this month's meeting.  See below for more details.

I am hoping to have some sort of business meeting this month even if its to go over some old business. If it’s too hot we can just sit, smoke and enjoy each other’s company.

Stay cool, see you Tuesday,


Pipe and Tobacco Podcasts

Country Squire Radio
countrysquirelogoA weekly podcast about all things pipes and tobacco.  Beau and Jon David have a great chemistry and keep you entertained every week. Check their website for show times. They mix it up a lot YouTube  |  Website
(1:00 PM Eastern Time)

PipesMagazine Radio Show
PMag radio show logoA different interview every week with Brian Levine a well known member of the tobacco industry.  Sit back, relax with your pipe, and enjoy The Pipes Magazine Radio Show!       iTunes  |  Website
(Live Tuesday evenings 8 PM )

Pipe and Tamper Pipecast
PMag radio show logoA Podcast for the Tobacco Pipe Enthusiast. Interviews with pipe carvers and industry influencers. Quick tobacco reviews and segments on pipes and tobaccos. New episodes are available on the 1st and 15th of every month.     iTunes  |  Website

Sherlock Holmes Podcasts

I Hear of Sherlock Everywhere (IHOSE)
IHOSElogoA delightful way to spend an evening with Holmes as your affable co hosts Scott Monty and Burt Wolder share their unique perspectives and sense of humor. Find out more than you ever thought possible about the greatest pipe smoker that never lived.

Shows come out twice a month. iTunes  |  Website

Sherlock Holmes: Trifles
Trifles Cover smFrom the producers of the I Hear of Sherlock Everywhere podcast, Trifles is a 15-minute, weekly audio program where Scott & Burt discuss something related to the Canon.
Have you ever stopped to wonder about why Dr. Watson was called James by his wife? Or of Sherlock Holmes's dining habits? Or what happened when he let a criminal escape? Answers to these questions and more await in Trifles, a weekly podcast about details in the Sherlock Holmes stories. iTunes  |  Website

Pipe & Tobacco Episodes:    Episode 71 | Episode 83

Trifles artwork created by Tom Richmond

Keeping the smoking lamp lit since 1989