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sunlight sharpened by
cooler air makes leaves flutter
all is in balance


Hello Dear Readers,

These autumn days are just splendid.  This is the time of year I first arrived in Boston forty-eight years ago.  At that time I had no idea I would stay.

But as guests stop by the office after breakfast (three this morning already!) conveying to me their happiness with their stay here, I think I found the right place to make my life and work.

And now as I am settling in to retirement ~ only here one day a week ~ this newsletter is more and more prepared by the managers.

Zoia Krastanova knows all the doings of the house, and her photographs capture the little happenings that keep us all cheerful so that we Wish You Were Here.  Briana Pearson keeps tabs on the community and so finds what is happening in Our Fair City.


Reports and photos from Zoia Krastanova

Two guests returned their keys with sweet little notes~

This key went to France!
And came home again….
Thank you to all the postal carriers
everywhere who make this essential,
massive, complex network hum along.

Another guest Mayan Antonucci, has been charmed by our turtles.  She had stayed with us several times as she came to get medical treatment.  On her last visit, she brought us a three dimensional felt companion to those turtles  on our post cards.

These and many other of our post cards continue to get sent all over the world….but that felt turtle now has found a home in Cambridge…

And now Zoia sees turtles everywhere!
Even in New Hampshire’s granite.

The Harvard Square Open Market continues through the end of October~

Located between Massachusetts Avenue and lower Brattle Street, the market will highlight the work of over 45 artisans, designers and vintage vendors from across New England. Every Sunday until October 30th, which the exception of July 3rd (Independence Day weekend) and October 9th (Harvard Square Oktoberfest), visitors will discover unique, retro, quirky, one-of-a-kind and hard to find items and gifts in a festive, European style street fair environment. 

Shoppers to the Square and the “market” will also find eclectic and robust dining, shopping and entertainment options on Church Street, including, MOTTOBonde Fine Wine ShopSwiss Watchmaker, Fjallraventhe Sinclair, Dunkin Donuts, Cambridge Artists Cooperative GalleryLizzy’s Ice CreamSOURCE Restaurants, Raven Books, and the Christian Science Reading Room.

And in Central Square the
Farmers Market continues too!

Bachata/Salsa Sundays have begun!

This Sunday, September 25th, Special Tango Workshop featuring bachata and salsa, dancing, bachata and salsa lessons..

As we look to our quieter months,
we savor our two favorite specials for the month of November:                   

             Thanks Giving Pies                                                                           Veterans’ Day

Available only if you book directly with us, of course..

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