August 2009

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

Club Info & Events

Details of the July Meeting
This one's going to be short and sweet since the summer is sucking up all my time, energy and enthusiasm. Our July meeting was of your average variety with a respectable attendance. I was hoping for a reprieve of the previous month but I know summertime is a busy time of year for most folks.

We did make a decision about dinner. Halfway Cafe is too unpredictable and besides that... Tuesday night is kid's night. So we're back to Bertucci's until further notice.

Update: The 2009 Club Pipe by Rad Davis
As may of you have already heard, the way we'll receive our club pipes this year is a little different. Dock send out the address for Rad Davis so you will need to send your payment directly to him. He has made a few so far and will send whoever is next on the list as he makes them. As a reminder, here are the members who agreed to buy one:
Greg S., Derek G., Tim H., Ken C., Dock P., Rick F., Eric K., Tony S., Nelson P.
I can't say I like it this way, it's always exciting when we all get our pipe together.... Oh well... what are you going to do? Make sure you bring yours to the meeting when you get it. I heard a couple folks got theirs already and are very pleased. I'll post Greg's review next month.
From the Cybershire

Video: MacBaren Navy Flake Review
If you haven't tried Navy Flake before today, you just might want to after watching this video.

From the Telegraph Office
Below is a note from Doc Garr, Vice President of the UPCA. I plan on sending the UPCA our email list so if you would prefer not to receive these emails let me know as soon as possible.

UPCA News
In order to distribute UPCA information to as many members as possible to keep them informed of UPCA events, we would like to create a mailing list of the email addresses of members of your club. Please forward to me the list at your earliest convenience.

We are also restructuring the website in order to provide a more dynamic side to the site. We would like to post up-to-date club news and events. Also if any of your members would like to write information for a blog regarding pipes and/or tobaccos. Let them and me know. We will try to accommodate them.
We hope to get the dynamic site up and going by September.

Of course the only way this dynamic aspect of the site can be successful is with the cooperation of the local clubs. So expect to hear more from me in the weeks and months to come.

Thanks for your interest and cooperation with UPCA.
--
Doc Garr
Vice-President,
United Pipe Clubs of America (UPCA)

Pipes & Tobacco News & Info

News Icon and Pipe Smoker Walter Cronkite
Dies at Age 92
I guess when you look up the work anchorman in the dictionary Walter Cronkite's picture is there. He was a regular face in the living rooms of most Americans for many, many years and set the bar for what a good anchorman should be. I can't say I know of many if any anchormen to follow him that have managed to pull their chins over that bar either.
One thing I do know was that Walter loved a good pipe and it pleases me to see a pipe smoker living to the ripe old age of 92.
So if you haven't already... the next time you light up your pipe, smoke a bowl in his honor.
Watch a YouTube video about Cronkite's Life
Read more about Walter at BriarFiles.com

Other News & Information for smokers:

Websites Worth a Look

Connoisseur Pipe Shop Online
Check out the Connoisseur Pipe Shop Online which is run but our good friend Rob Denholtz of the Hudson Valley Pipe Club. [Take me there]


This Month's Tobacco Raffle
This month we have two blends from McLelland's 221B Series

Arcadia (50g tim)
A classic English, of Latakia, Orientals and Virginia. The label mentions Arcadia being recognized by Holmes on Watson’s sleeve by the fluffy white ash. This is a reference to “The Adventure of the Crooked Man” where Holmes visits Watson after he is married and notes that his smoking habits haven’t changed from his bachelor days when he started smoking Arcadia.

McClelland Honeydew (50g tin)
The sweet, fragrant Honeydew was all gone by the time Susan Cushing offered the container to Sherlock Holmes, but he was undoubtedly familiar with this fine Irish flake's gratifying flavor, pleasing aroma and gentleness on the palate.


Kahn's Korner
The bar-b-que for SHPC is set for August 30, at 1300 hours. I'll have the burgers and dogs ready to go on the ol' bar-bee. For the rest of you, please feel free to bring something to share. Potato salad, cole slaw, your own specialties: Chili, wings, deserts, fruits, beer or scotch (especially scotch), etc. I've got plenty of room on the b-b-q grill for stuff. Your women are welcome as always. I have one cooler, a good size one, but if you have one, too, it might be useful.

If you plan on attending please let me know via email so I can get a head count.

I want to apologize to everyone for not getting some Kahn's Korner reports to you. I'm involved in a show as many of you know, and it's been murder. In fact, the way things are going I don't want to recommend anyone come to this one. So there will be no announcement unless things gel real well this weekend (opening Sat night).

Eric Kahn
Keeping the smoking lamp lit...


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