Sunday, April 29, 2007
Two Rivers' Prom was last night and we had some finely attired couples enjoying the space and coffee after the dance. Kerry was great and played a few slow tunes to dance to. Ahhh...amore'...pretty cool to see.
We are going to be experimenting with our beer list a bit more frequently, adding and trying out some unusual brews from time to time, and right now we have three new Russian beers on hand (in addition to the fantastic Sleeman beers that have become our mainstay). I'll write more about them in a different post, but since we brought them in a couple days ago people have been sampling them and the critiques have been very good.
Kerry played one of his new compositions for us last night, a lovely though somber ballad that reminded me just what a fine songwriter he is.
We've got a pretty full schedule of weekend entertainment next month (3 weekends in a row right now), so check back in a day or two when I post the calendar here. Ciao!
Friday, April 27, 2007
Right now you can get Gunther's book at Schroeder's Department Store and Honey Pot here in Two Rivers, and at LaDeDa Books and Book World in Manitowoc. Go get yourself a copy...it's well worth it.
Wednesday, April 25, 2007
From the Herald Times Reporter:
The autobiography tells of Skaletz's life as a teenage boy who refused to give up, first to the Gestapo and later to the KGB. He survived World War II as a prisoner of war, was arrested by the KGB, and found himself in a Russian labor camp where he fought for his real survival. Skaletz hopes to remind, inform and inspire readers of his book that, even today, people around the world struggle to survive in the aftermath of war, destruction and chaos, according to a news release.* This Saturday at 11:00 a.m. we will also have a Children's Reading at the Stumpjack. Maurice Sendak's "Where the Wild Things Are" will be the featured book. Bring your children and enjoy a cup of coffee while they listen to the story.
Friday, April 20, 2007
Thursday, April 19, 2007
Our goal here at Stumpjack Coffee is to get more involved in and even initiate ourselves a number of events and "happenings" in our community here. As business continues to grow (which I'm pleased to say is indeed the case) we will be better able to diversify and expand our reach into the community with both time and resources. Community involvement and enhancement is an exciting prospect and is one of the key points in our mission statement.
We do have at least one item in the works right now that I can tell you about and that is the "cigars in the park" event that Joe Donati of Lakeshore Cigar Company is planning for sometime in June (specific date to be announced soon). We will be a part of that project, helping Joe with the planning and gofer stuff ("go fer this, go fer that") as well as providing drinks and perhaps some additional coffee/cigar tasting expertise. This event is going to be a lot of fun and Joe gets a huge tip of the hat for coming up with the idea and putting it into action (so you should make a point to visit his shop in Manitowoc, buy several cigars and tell him thanks). Chow Chong of Unique Flying Objects in Two Rivers, and a cigar lover himself, suggested naming the event "Cigars Under the Stars"...I like the sound of that.
Tuesday, April 17, 2007
"Kelly is a babe!" says her husband Mike.
"Kelly Zimmer rocks!" says her friend Suzy.
"Kelly...Kelly who..." says anonymous Stumpjack patron.
"Kelly, Kelly, Kelly..." says Woody from Cheers.
"Kelly uses all my to-go cups even when she stays in!" says David.
In lieu of a picture of Kelly (didn't think to take one) we have instead a picture of famed sharpshooter and woman-extraordinaire Annie Oakley. Oakley's birthday was in August and so there is really no connection to Kelly Zimmer other than Kelly's fondness for Oakley's attire, which Kelly can often be seen wearing as she walks the streets brandishing her trusty rifle (I think Annie Oakley did, however, join Buffalo Bill's famous Wild West Show in the month of April).
Also sharing birthdays with Kelly in this month of April are William Shakespeare, Charlie Chaplin, Maya Angelou, Thomas Jefferson, Leonardo Da Vinci, Willie Nelson and Adolf Hitler.
Happy Birthday Kelly from your coffee drinking pals at the Stumpjack Coffee Company.
Friday, April 13, 2007
Pat contemplating the social and ethical ramifications of the game Twister.
Thursday, April 5, 2007
Sat. 7th - Live Music: KERRY MICHAELS
Sun. 8th - Closed for Easter
Fri. 20th - Live Music: PICK & SQUEEZE
Thu. 26th - Book Discussion Group: Gunther Skaletz' "Life on Both Sides of the Wall" (Gunther will be here to discuss his book)
Sat. 28th - Children’s Reading (give a call for more info)
A few more things in the works...check back often as we will post events when we finalize them.
Tuesday, April 3, 2007
Last Saturday (March 31st) a full house enjoyed the mellow guitar and vocals of Happenstance. With every seat taken people stood and sat on the floor. This is the second gig for the acoustic duo of Becky Markvardt and Debbie Kimmes at the Stumpjack.
Kim and I were hopping all night, working like a well oiled machine. And neither of us got frustrated with the other even once during the night...amazing! We must be jellin'. We finally rolled home at around 2:30 in the morning after emptying a couple bottles of wine and telling indelicate stories with Sandy and Terry until 1:30 or so. A good night...and I think we all paid for it a little Sunday morning.