The Ides of March
Winter is in full retreat, given the diminishing snowbanks around the village. While we expect that it isn't completely finished for the year, it is no match for the strength of the Spring sun and warming temperatures that have been seen recently.
We have been so pleased by the reception of the local vendors and visitors to the loft gallery @ The Smithy. Our present showing presents pieces by Judith Secco and Ariane Luckey, and will be up until March 22, and we hope that you will stop by to see it. Susan and Carol are very busy getting ready for the next show, which will feature the works of Nancy Lasar and Mio Akashi. That show, titled spring's edge, will open on March 26, and will run until April 26. The Artist's Reception is scheduled for Saturday, March 28, from 3 - 5 PM, and we hope that you will join us.
We are established in our Winter schedule now, during which the store will be open from 11:00 AM- 5:30 PM, on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday; and 10:00AM- 5:30 PM on Saturdays and Sundays. We are closed on Monday and Tuesday. We think that we have weathered the worst of New England winter 2015, but still encourage you to call before you come, and make sure that you speak with someone at the store. This will ensure that you don't venture out on a stormy day, and not find a smiling face greeting you at the door of The Smithy.
We are always looking for new vendors to add to the product mix at The Smithy, and are pleased to announce that Nodine's wonderful line of smoked meats and cheeses are now available in the store. Please stop in, and sample some of their wonderful products, which will add another dimension to your party offerings. Don't forget Fido, either, as Nodine's offers wonderful beef marrow bones that we feature in the store. Mina, one of our regular canine visitors, gave them a lip-smacking endorsement.
We recognize that none of this would be possible without the support and encouragement of our community, however, and Carol, Susan, and I thank you for shopping with us. Please do not hesitate to let us know how we can continue to improve your experience.
Have a wonderful day, be safe, and we hope to see you soon!