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november 2017                                                      #100

lemonade 100
Welcome to the 100th issue of lemonade!

Ninety-nine months ago, I squeezed the first pitcher of lemonade based on my own need for good news.

Back in 2008, it felt like the bleakest national climate ever.  It was against this economic "black"-drop, that I was compelled to start my own business in order to continue living in Newport, rather than return to NYC and resume my career in the entertainment industry.

As my own focus was to stay local, it was the first place I started looking for good news. Happily, this dovetailed with my fledgling business mission statement to assist local small businesses with creative marketing solutions. And so,  lemonade #1 was poured and Windlass Creative was launched!

I never imagined that this pithy little newsletter would have such a long shelf life! To be honest, some months I don't feel so cheery and it is often hard to make time for the picking, squeezing and pouring. I thought to close up the lemonade
stand and bid you all good luck and godspeed in this 100th issue... but sadly 8+ years on and we need good news more than ever.
So I will keep pouring by way of THANKS to my loyal lemon-heads for staying tuned to my totally opinionated p.o.v. re:  good news, musical preferences, worthwhile causes and cultural offerings. The format may change in the months ahead, but I'll keep squeezing if you'd like to keep drinking.

Until #101...
Happy Thanksgiving!

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SallyAnne Santos_ Shawn Colvin
with Shawn Colvin at Frets + Refrains Guitar + Songwriting Camp 2013
Wow! What a line up the Narrows Center for the Arts this month starting with Tom Rush on
11/4.  Shawn Colvin and Her Band: A Few Small Repairs 20 th Anniversary Tour is on 11/8. Opening for Shawn are Larry Campbell and Teresa Williams. Tickets are pricey at $80/advance, but should be well worth it given the intimate setting and top-notch musicians on the bill. Additional highlights include The Texas Gentlemen on 11/20, Roomful of Blues on 11/24 and Sarah Borges on 11/25. Visit the Narrows website for more dates and details.   

The Last Waltz The Greenwich Odeum has some interesting offerings this month-- I recently checked out the venue, a nicely restored 400+ seat theatre with (based only on my eves-dropping at a sound check ;-) nice warm acoustics that one would expect from a 1926 Vaudeville venue. Still finding their audience(s), the programming is widely varied. Among November's offerings of interest to me are Eddie from Ohio on 11/3, Badfinger, starring Joey Molland on 11/9, Aztec Two Step on 11/18, Darlene Love on 11/19 and a screening of The Last Waltz on 11/21, just in time for Thanksgiving!
roll 'em
Manolo_ The Boy Who Made Shoes for Lizards The Jane Pickens Theater also has an eclectic mix of features for November.  Victoria & Abdul has been extended through 11/9,  Walk With Me opens on 11/2 and Goodbye Christopher Robin is scheduled for 11/10-11/16. Special screenings include Journey Home to the USS Arizona is on 11/4 and Rogue Elements from Teton Gravity on 11/5. The Pickens is also to  the Art & Design Film Festival from Jane11/9-11/11 with screenings to include Manolo, The Boy Who Made Shoes for Lizards on 11/9, Bombshell, The Heddy Lamarr Story on 11/10 and Score on 11/12. Later in the month Three Billboards will run from 11/22-11/30. And at the Casino Theatre on 11/18  newportFILM presents Jane.
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listen + learn
Newport Walking History Tours I love the Newport Historical Society! This organization consistently offers unique and informative programs of interest to Newporters and tourists alike. I have especially enjoyed learning about our City on their walking tours. On the schedule this month are Rogues & Scoundrels (Fridays at 10:30am), Discover Colonial Newport (Saturdays 10:30am), Golden to Gilded (Sundays, 10:30am) and The Road to Independence (Tuesdays at 10:30am). Holiday Lantern Tours start on 11/24 at 4pm and run through 12/30. Please check the NHS website for complete schedule of times, dates and meet-up details for all walking tours. Also of note is a lecture entitled A Family and A Fortune by Rebecca Fraser, author of The Mayflower, on 11/8.

sea for free
Holiday Boat ParadeEnjoy free admission to the Herreshoff Marine Museum's Fall Family Open House on 11/5. Newport County Days, from 11/18 - 11/19 offers free admission to The Breakers, The Elms and Marble House for Newport County Residents. Christmas at the Newport Mansions will be running concurrently from 11/18- 11/1. And, as is my tradition, I've saved the best for last... my favorite annual holiday event--  Newport's Annual Holiday Lighted Boat Parade is on 11/24. I'll be judging again this year-- parade participants-- NO fenders please, scoring deductions will be taken ;-)

editor's note
Apologies for the delay in sending this issue of lemonade! We were unable to publish on first of month due to prolonged  Internet service outage caused by windstorm here at the lemonade stand.

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