Thursday, December 13, 2012

Upcoming at Lime rock in 2013

One of the best, most exciting touring car championships in the world has committed to coming to Lime Rock next year, as part of the American Le Mans Northeast Grand Prix July 4, 5 & 6: The SCCA Pro Racing Pirelli World Challenge Championship.
As we had promised you a few weeks ago – yes, we remember this past year’s event, one that lacked other racing championships – one of the reasons we turned our traditional two-day ALMS weekend into a bigger three day event was to make room for a bunch of exciting support races.

And one of those racing championships coming for the weekend is Pirelli World Challenge, its first time back since 2008.

“We’re thrilled to have SCCA Pro Racing’s Pirelli World Challenge Championship here for 2013,” said Lime Rock Park President Skip Barber. “From its beginnings as the Escort Endurance series, Lime Rock has hosted a race for more than half of World Challenge’s 27 years – 13 consecutive years, in fact, between 1992 and 2005. I consider it one of the world’s best touring car series, and have been anxious to see World Challenge return to Lime Rock Park since its last visit.”

World Challenge is a potpourri of power, a manufacturers’ proving ground for exciting sports sedans and sports cars. The huge grid will be filled with everything from Audi R8s and TTs, Nissan GTRs and 370Zs, Mustang Boss 302s and Cadillac CTS-Vs to Porsche GT3s, Caymans, Camaros, Corvettes, Ferraris, Acuras, Mitsubishis – even Kia Optimas and Volvo S60s!

World Challenge’s top flight drivers are champions you know, too: Andy Pilgrim, Justin Bell, Jack Baldwin, Randy Pobst, Johnny O’Connell, Tomy Drissi, Peter Cunningham, Michael Galati and Lou Gigliotti, among dozens of others.

In other words, mark your calendar for July 4-6, 2013.

Oh, one more thing. We hope everyone gets out and votes today.

Think fast!
The Democrats, Republicans and Independents at Lime Rock Park

P.S.: At the risk of being redundant, here again is the complete 2013 Lime Rock Park Spectator Event Schedule

Trans-Am Championship, Memorial Day weekend, Friday and Saturday, May 24 and 25
Support races TBA; May 26, Fourth Annual Sunday Royals Garage Car Show

American Le Mans Northeast Grand Prix, Thursday through Saturday, July 4, 5 and 6
Also, SCCA Pro Racing Pirelli World Challenge; additional support races TBA

Ferrari Challenge, Saturday, July 20

Historic Festival 31 & Sunday in the Park Concours, Labor Day weekend, Friday through Monday, August 30 through September 2; Honored Guest TBA

Grand-Am Rolex Championship Finale, Friday and Saturday, September 27 and 28
Also, Continental Tire Grand Sport & Street Tuner finales

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Bethlehem Town Christmas Fair~2012

Friday December 7th and Saturday December 8th, 2012

Route 61 and 132 in Bethlehem~ Free Parking and Shuttle at the Bethlehem Fairgrounds!

Friday Events

5 pm - Festival Opens

6pm - Opening Ceremony & Procession; Music and Santa lighting the town's Christmas Tree on The Green

6:30pm - Waterbury Derby Valley Chordsmen Concert (Christ Church)

7pm - Vespers at First Church

10pm - Festival Closes
             Reopens Saturday 10am

Saturday Events

0am - Festival Opens

12pm - Bell Choir (First Church)

1pm - Waterbury Derby Valley Chordsmen (along Main St)

4pm - Festival Closes until next year

Mail your Holiday Cards from BETHLEHEM
Each year a new Stamp design is available
Friday, December 7, 2012 &
Saturday, December 8, 2012

The Abbey of Regina Laudis - Flanders Road
Visit the abbey's 18th century Neapolitan creche.
For more information:
Bellamy Ferriday House & Garden
Food is available at the Festival and at our Restaurants in Town
       Nick's Country Kitchen ~ The Painted Pony ~ Theo's

Monday, December 3, 2012

Green Gifts for this Holiday Season

This post was stolen from Apartment Therapy 

We asked, and you answered. Inspired by the eco-friendly finds you hope to unwrap this holiday season, we pulled together a list of no-fail gifts that are good for the planet. Here's what the sustainably-minded among us want most:

1. Things that replace paper. Disposable paper products fill up landfills, so treat your green friend to lovely table linens, like these from Alabama Chanin & Heath Ceramics ($44). Made from organic cotton grown in the USA. Greening the daily coffee habit is fun with fully customizable Keep Cups (from $10).

2. Garden supplies. Green thumbs unite in their love of heirloom seeds, such as floral and vegetable varieties from Beekman1802 ($8 and up). It's the gift that keeps on giving, maybe even back to your table or vase.

3. Reused/recycled items. There are tons of cool and clever products made from repurposed materials, such as this wine bottle terrarium ($38). From license plate sculpture to subway token cufflinks, treasure is easily made from trash.

4. Composting. From tabletop bins to subscription services, composting won the majority of commenters over. Check out our roundup of the best small space compost bins, including this model from Simple Human ($59.99).

5. Green cleaners. You may not buy nicely scented, eco-friendly cleaners for yourself, but receiving them gives the gift of a clean, green home for months. Mrs. Meyer's offers kitchen basics gift sets in a variety of fragrances ($9.99).