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In Appreciation of 2011- 2012 Winter Donors not previously noted

22 Sep

December 2011

• Meryl & Chuck Witmer

• Allison & David Sachs

• Tamara & Dan Kilmurray

• John Skok

• Hanna Wakim

• Anne Marie & Paul Galietto

• Mitch Rubin

• Karin Manwaring

• The Hassenfeld Foundation

• Jennifer & Joseph Garrity

• Brahman Capital Corporation

• I Leff

• The Winters Family

• The Michael & Carol Lowenstein Foundation

• Kristen & Benjamin Quick

• Robert Stein

• John J Brown

• Russ Hornsby/Cepia LLC

January 2012

• Adam Manwaring

• Grant Manwaring

• Ann Manwaring in lieu of Gift to Bruce & Ellen Manwaring

• Ann P Manwaring

• Nancy & Douglas Manwaring

• Ellen & Bruce Manwaring

• Rachel & Randolph Gwirtzman

• Deborah Emmett-Pike & Steven Emmett

• Gilbert Laird Bieger

• Dee Beaty

• The NY Community Trust as recommended by Robert Kaufman

• Leon Wagner:  The Wagner Family Foundation

• Amy Leff

• John Gannon

• John Amerman

• Martin Koekstra

• Robert Horwitz & Catherine Redlich via Schwab Charitable Fund

February 2012

• The Ken and Julie Moelis Foundation

• Beth & Gary Jacobson

• Kristen & Rick Cacciapaglia

• Silver Mountain Foundation for the Arts

• Michael Jay Chernick

• Nancy & Bruce Mullen

• Maureen & James Hausmann

• Laura & Brian Hull

• Rosalie & Andrew Schindel

March 2012

• Indira & Shahab Khan

• Margaret & Robert Woolmington

• Anonymous

• Elizabeth Brooks

• Joyce & William Allen

• Alice B. Greenspan

• Mr. David Seitz

April 2012

• Alyssa & Clifford Greenberg

• Marc Fuhrman

• Anonymous

Much Gratitude to each and every donor!

Silent Auction at Dinner Prior to Concert to Rebuild Dot’s

27 Jun

Among the small number of Silent Auction Items:  Prints by Artist Barbara Holliday, Green Fees at Mount Snow Country Club, a weekend getaway for 2 at The Grand Summit, Home Energy Audit from Thermal House, and this beautiful table!  Join the fun with a Premium Ticket that includes dinner with the artists prior to the Concert to Rebuild Dot’s 7.14.2012.

Wedding Cake Table donated by Artist David Ganter  ( currently on Display at the Parmelee & Howe Building

Once upon a time, almost every home prepared their meals with a cast iron, wood-burning cook stove. In 1892, there were about 200 stove manufacturers in America. New England accounted for around 30 of them at the time. In Maine we had the Auburn Stove Foundry, the Portland Stove Foundry, Noyes & Nutter of Bangor, and Wood & Bishop of Bangor. These manufacturers created cook stoves and heating stoves that were truly works of art. The talents and creativity of their craftsmen produced beautiful castings. Sadly, most of these works of art have disappeared and modern replacements have taken their place. Many young people today look puzzled when you describe a wood-fired cook stove; many have never seen the beauty of one.

I search for cook stoves that have been discarded, broken, cracked, and burnt out that are no longer functional. I avoid those stoves that are restorable because in New England there are a handful of people bringing these beauties back to life! The base of these old pieces is the prize I seek to resurrect as a truly unique coffee table.

I disassemble, weld if necessary, sandblast each part to bare cast iron, prime, paint first coat (your color choice), reassemble with new hardware, and then paint with a second final coat. Finally, to the base I add a top built of a variety of hardwoods, slate, or polished granite slabs. The granite tops have become my favorite; showcasing beautiful granite pieces, some 500,000 plus years old that require no maintenance. Each finished table is a one of a kind piece that will last for generations!


Thank You to our Donors!

23 May

• Hidden Pond Foundation – Morristown, NJ: In response to a recent request from Daniel and Tamara Kilmurray, it is with great pleasure thet I enclose a check. . . This donation is to be put specifically toward the Wilmington Fund.          My wife Janet and I are honored and privileged to support the restoration and redevelopment of the historic Town of Wilmington.  We wish the Kilmurrays and the rest of the Wilmington Fund board members great success in their fundraising efforts and applaud them for their efforts in bringing this historic town Back to life after the tragic flooding from Hurricane Irene.  Sincerely, J. Peter Simon

• William Simon Foundation – New York, NY: Thank you for the letter and information that you sent on behalf of The Wilmington Fund.  We think highly of the important work you are doing to help the city of Wilmington recover from the damage caused by Hurricane Irene.  With regards, Bill Simon, Co-Chairman

• Anonymous – Morristown, NJ:  This donation is being made to specifically support the Wilmington Fund and its efforts to restore the historic town after the tragic flooding from Hurricane Irene.

• Purjes Foundation – Hackensack, NJ:  Ed Purjes and myself are very happy to make this donation to the Wilmington Fund.  We would appreciate it greatly if these funds were used for the purpose of rebuilding Dot’s Restaurant.  Thanking you in advance for your cooperation in this manner.  Respectfully yours, Dan Purjes

• Herbert Cummings, Trustee for Monica Cummings

• Mary Eagan, Marie Eagan – Levittown, NY:  Hope this helps!  Thanks

• Rosanna Leone – Massapequa Park, NY

• Sunne Village Association – Brewster, NY:  Please accept this donation from the homewoners in Sunne Village Association, West Dover, Vermont.  We hope it helps in the restoration efforts as you see needed.  Regards, Vivian Taylor, Sunne Village Association Treasurer

• Liz and Mark Richards – Brattleboro, VT

• Mark Fuhrman – Old Bethpage, NY

• Peter Yeskel – Annapolis, MD:  Please find enclosed a donation to the Wilmington Fund. . .  This donation is made in the honor of John and Beth Greene.  Best of luck with the difficult task of the rebuilding of Wilmington.

• Robert Kaufman – New York, NY via Vermont Community Foundation

• Gail & Craig Llewellyn – Wilmington, VT