Antique Clocks Bloom At Cherry Blossom Festival
Still, among the family treasures are documents showing that his grandfather, Francesco Carrano, after whom he is named, was one of the donors of an elegant standing New Haven Clock Company product sent home to grace the cathedral in Amalfi in 1908....
April 24, 2015
Tom Moser, Maine's Wizard of Wood
After years of pursuing woodworking as a hobby – beginning with antique-hunting and making missing drawers for pieces: "We bought 26 grandfather clocks in parts." He called the learning process a case of reverse engineering. "Parts of things show ...
April 22, 2015
Descendant of one-time Galveston bosses finds life in spice
Concetta Maceo, 27, professed to know little about her family's colorful past, but she was eager to tell the Houston Chronicle (http://bit.ly/1PQi6OV) of the Maceo Spice and Import Co, founded by her grandfather in 1944. Galveston columnist Bill ...
April 20, 2015
Litchfield: Tim's Cabin Fever Auction takes place April 26
Antique clocks will feature an Eli Terry & Sons (Plymouth, Conn.) pillar-and-scroll clock; an oak country store clock advertising Calumet Baking Powder by the Sessions Clock Company (Forrestville, Conn.); four grandfather clocks, one of them mahogany, ...
April 23, 2015
Travel: On the trail of the Scots behind American whiskey
At its peak they were making 30-40 gallons a day so really must have been working round the clock when it was in full production. We do it the way it Stacks of logs stand outside the surprisingly small single-storey stone building, and inside a man ...
May 1, 2015
Table Talk: Pinkitzel opens in One Place across from BOK Center
BY SCOTT CHERRY World Scene Writer TulsaWorld.com | 0 comments. Pinkitzel, a kid-friendly cupcakery, cafe, candy store and gift store, has opened in Follow Tulsa World Scene Writer ...
March 5, 2015
At trendy Pinewood Social, Papa lives on
Reese Witherspoon, Dierks Bentley and hundreds of hipsters have bowled at Pinewood Social, the uber-trendy rec center/restaurant just south of downtown. What they don't know is that under the boards of one of those lanes is a picture of perhaps the ...
January 6, 2015
The Maresca Funeral Home building was formerly the Henry Austin -designed home of James English, modernizer and owner of the New Haven Clock Company and later a U. S. congressman, senator, and governor of Connecticut. (Click here for a brief history of the company, which, along with Sargent Manufacturing Company and Winchester Repeating Arms Company , was one of the anchoring employers for New Haven’s early 20th-century Italian immigrant community. ) New arrivals, like Alfonso Maresca, the great-grandfather of Maresca’s current fourth-generation owner Neil Rapuano, often worked at what people in the neighborhood called “the clock shop,” said Carrano. His family had arrived in New Haven earlier than most from Italy and established a grocery, Carrano’s Market, on Chapel Street where the overpass now is. None of his family members worked at the clock shop, although everybody stopped in the... Still, among the family treasures are documents showing that his grandfather, Francesco Carrano, after whom he is named, was one of the donors of an elegant standing New Haven Clock Company product sent home to grace the cathedral in Amalfi in...
Moser Handmade American Furniture, whose company seems to treat every day as if it were Earth Day. Celebrating his 80th birthday, Moser was at the opening of the company's new store in Georgetown March 20 to say hello to Maine's Congressional delegation and his clients and fans – and, we might add, to charm anyone talking with him. Moser gets the attention of architects, designers and homeowners, as well as schools and libraries, even presidential ones. Moser has furnished parts of Georgetown University's law library as well as that of Catholic University. Aaron Moser, one of the founder's sons, heads the company's contract division, which serves offices and schools. He is as proud of the company's 55 pieces at the George W. Bush Presidential Library as he is of Moser's relationship with St. Timothy's School, just outside Baltimore, and its students, who attend woodworking classes at the Maine factory. "We're not furniture purveyors," the company founder says. The new Georgetown store on 33rd Street is "more like an art gallery," the company's "finest in the country," Moser said, looking around the 5,000-square-foot space. Located a few doors north at the corner of 33rd and M Streets for 10 years, the Moser store is back after almost a three-year absence because Georgetown fits the company’s marketing demographics perfectly.
The event will be held in the Litchfield auction space, located at the corner of West and Meadow Streets, across from the Litchfield Green. Auction participants can sign up beginning at 11 a. m. , and the event begins at 12 p. m. with a live-only treasure-themed auction, just for those in attendance. com, with the first item being a 2. 5-carat man’s solitaire diamond ring, recently and conservatively appraised at $16,500 (Lot 1). Several other diamond rings will also be sold, including a ladies’ dazzler, set in 10 percent Iridium platinum... A ladies’ solitaire 14kt two-tone 1 carat engagement diamond ring, appraised at $8,500, and an antique ladies’ 14kt two-tone. 80 carat diamond ring, appraised at $7,550. That’s well over $42,000 in estate diamonds to kick off the auction bidding. Treasure chests, rock n’ roll memorabilia, and select estate lots will be some of the featured items on the auction block. The rock ‘n’ roll memorabilia will feature guitars signed by some of the true legends of rock, such as the one and only Cher, blues legend BB King, Southern Rock icon Charlie Daniels (fiddle), Greg Allman, James Taylor, Edgar and the late Johnny...