Victoria Station to Host Benefit for HAWC

Posted: April 17th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: Event, Salem, Victoria Station | Tags: , , , , | No Comments »

Mark your calanders for this coming Wednesday, April 21st at 6 pm and head on over to Victoria Station in Salem for a terrific fundraising event to benefit HAWC. Dine, drink, dance and catch some great entertainment. Your $20 donation at the door includes a full dinner buffet as well as performances which include a DJ,  bellydancing and Irish step dancing. There will also be a raffle with great prizes from many Salem’s retailers and restaurants including The Lyceum, The Lobster Shanty and Witch’s Brew Cafe.

All proceeds will go directly to HAWC as part of this year’s annual Walk for HAWC to support survivors of domestic abuse. The mission of HAWC is to create social change by taking action against personal and societal patterns of violence and oppression. HAWC provides services and support to victims of domestic abuse residing in the 23 cities and towns on the North Shore in order that they may make informed, independent decisions about their futures. For more about HAWC, or about the Walk, visit hawcdv.org or call the 24-hour hotline at 1-800-547-1649.

Victoria Station
86 Warf Street, Salem
www.victoriastationsalem.com
978-745-3400

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Victoria Station Hosts Haiti Fundraiser

Posted: January 25th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: Event, Salem | Tags: , , , , , | 1 Comment »

This Wednesday, January 27 from 4-10 p.m., the good folks from Vic’s Boathouse at Victoria Station are teaming up with Partners in Development to host a fundraiser to benefit the victims of the earthquake in Haiti. The event is open to the public, and tickets are $20 per person, which covers live music and a lavish buffet featuring authentic Caribbean food. All ticket proceeds will be donated to the cause.

This one is definitely a win-win situation; not only an easy way to donate funds to those desperately in need, but also a perfect excuse for a party in the middle of this wet, mid-winter mess. We don’t know about you, but we could definitely use a dose of Caribbean dance party right about now.

If you can’t make it on Wednesday, Victoria Station will be accepting donations over the next few weeks as well. For more information you can find their flier here, and more information about Partners in Development is here.

Vic’s Boathouse / Victoria Station
86 Wharf Street, Salem
(978) 745-3400
victoriastationsalem.com

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Celebrating Thanksgiving on the North Shore

Posted: November 18th, 2009 | Author: | Filed under: Event, Marketplace | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments »

It’s coming down to the wire for Thanksgiving, and sometimes the pressure of making everything come together for a holiday can be overwhelming. Hoping to ease your angst, we’ve put together a list of useful North Shore resources.

Tendercrop Farm in Newbury is offering fresh local hormone- and antibiotic-free turkeys, and their Web site even offers cooking advice. Vermont free-range turkeys are available through New Meadows Market in Topsfield, which also offers prepared birds, side dishes, and desserts. If you’re not familiar with it, Northeast Harvest is a terrific resource for locating local farms selling fresh vegetables and poultry. And if you’re looking for quick and easy recipes, check out this fantastic list from the New York Times.

For beautifully prepared gourmet sides and desserts, Ipswich Shellfish Fish Market in Ipswich, Henry’s Market in Beverly, and Foodie’s Feast in Marblehead all have special holiday menus. Ordering deadlines vary, so call as soon as possible if you are interested. Shubie’s Market Place also has a special catering menu, and if you’re worried about pleasing the different wine drinkers at your table, they have a great solution: a six-pack containing carefully selected wines of uniquely different styles. That way, you’ll be sure to have something for everyone, and it’s offered at 20% off the regular price.

If you’re not in the mood to cook, there are plenty of local options still available for tucking into holiday fare. Both the Hawthorne Hotel in Salem and 10 Center Street in Newburyport are serving buffet-style meals. The Hawthorne’s is offered from 11:00 am to 7:00 pm and runs $41 for adults and $17 for kids. 10 Center is offering seatings at 12:00, 2:00, and 4:00. Their feast is $55 for adults, $15 for kids, and children under six are free.

Both Mission Oak Grill and David’s Tavern in Newburyport have special offers. Along with their regular menu, Mission Oak will feature a four-course Thanksgiving meal at $21 per adult and $10 per child. David’s is serving a three course meal for $32 per adult and $12 for kids.

Victoria Station in Salem is running list of holiday specials as well as an all-you-can-eat Thanksgiving feast for $30 per adult and $12 per child (children under five eat free). For those in search of alternative ideas, Rawberts Organic Garden in Beverly offers a full holiday menu available for eating in or taking out.

If you’re looking for a more casual atmosphere where you can relax and sip a brew with your turkey and fixin’s, Sweeney’s Retreat in Marblehead will be open, offering their Irish Pub style Thanksgiving meal, and the Lobster Shanty in Salem promises a tasty looking family-style communal table meal at $25 for the all-you-can-eat extravaganza.

Finally, we’d like to give a big shout-out to Tavern on the Square in Salem, which is serving a free Thanksgiving dinner from 11:30 to 2:00. It is open to all but focuses on the elderly, the homeless, and families that are struggling in these difficult times. Talk about the holiday spirit!

We hope this list helps to alleviate some of your impending holiday stress and that your Thanksgiving is full of family, friends, and great food.

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