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“Little House” Cookies

Don’t these cookies remind you of the Virginia Lee Burton children’s story The Little House? My friend Briar made this gorgeous gift of fabulously delicious baked treats for my family. The bursting-full-of-yumminess box contained gingerbread cookies, Willowdale signature cookies, pumpkin … Continue reading

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Willowdale Estate Annual Holiday Concert Monday December 2nd, 7-9 pm

Join us for our 7th Annual Holiday Concert at Willowdale Estate! Monday, December 2nd from 7-9pm with light refreshments to follow. Our concert will feature traditional holiday music with selections from Handel’s Messiah. Our Soloists: Lora Suzanne Tamagini – Mezzo Soprano Ms. … Continue reading

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Save the Date: Free Tasting Event at Willowdale Estate

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Rare Footage of a Luna Moth Taking Flight

 Beauty on the Wing ~ A Luna Moth takes Flight My friend James, the facilities director at Willowdale Estate, sent a photo of a newly emerged moth on Sunday afternoon. He initially thought it was a paper napkin stuck to … Continue reading

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GMG FOBs Don’t Forget Kim Smith’s Evening Tour Of Willowdale Estate’s Butterfly Gardens Which She Designed Monday!

Kim writes- Please join me Monday evening for a tour of the butterfly gardens I designed for Willowdale Estate. Come experience a taste of Briar’s gracious hospitality and enjoy refreshments served in the conservatory. The tulips are at their peak … Continue reading

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Willowdale Estate is the Perfect Place to Hold Your Bridal Shower!

Spring is Springing at Willowdale  Briar Forsythe, proprietor of Willowdale Estate, and her staff, threw a lovely bridal shower for Audi Lane. Audi works at Willowdale and is getting married this weekend to Gloucester’s Peter Sousa, the sea shanty singer. … Continue reading

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Willowdale Estate Wins TV Show TLC Four Weddings!!!

Four Brides Judge Each Other’s Weddings. Even with Superstorm Sandy threatening to dampen Enza and John Procopio’s day, Willowdale takes the cake! “In Italian tradition, rain is supposed to be good luck. We have the hurricane, so that means we … Continue reading

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A Taste of Romance

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Holiday Concert at Willowdale and Leven at the Sawyer Free

Lisa, Lora, and Briar sang to a packed house last night. Their solos, and voices in unison, of traditional classic songs, made for a beautiful evening of holiday music. My favorites were Carol of the Bells and the tender lullaby by Paul Williams … Continue reading

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Holiday Concert at Willowdale Estate

Come celebrate the holidays at Willowdale Estate, Tuesday night, December 4th at 7:00. I’ve come to look forward to attending Willowdale’s Annual Holiday Concert. The traditional carols and beautiful music put me in the holiday spirit, along with the splendid … Continue reading

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Dinner and a Movie Tomorrow Night to Benefit The Open Door

Cape Ann Community Cinema Presents Greece’s #1 all time box office hit movie A Touch of Spice, with a light Greek dinner from Brothers Kouzina, on Sunday, the 11th (tomorrow) at 6:00. Tickets are 17. 50 and 15.00 for members. The … Continue reading

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American Red Squirrel Midden

Pine cone eaten clear to the core, photographed at a Pine Squirrel midden. The mid-day light was very harsh and too contrasty-click images to view details. Adjacent to where we noticed the Japanese maple tree, Dale Resca, the Facilities Manager … Continue reading

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Green Leaves Ignite!

“Green leaves ignite, transformed by a kaleidoscope of incinerating colors—devil-red, burnt tangerine, caramelized amber, searing saffron, and smoldering crimson-purple. The air is impregnated with the aromatic perfume of orchard fruits ripening in the fleeting flush of the sun’s warm light. Hazy, … Continue reading

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Fall Planting at Willowdale Estate

Fall Planting for Spring Tulipomania at Willowdale ~ 1,500 bulbs planted, only 1500 more to go! The Super Fantastic Willowdale Facilities Team, right to left ~ Dale, James, and Greg Willowdale Estate ~ A Stunning Special Events Venue

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Before and After Photos

Willowdale Estate April 2008 In preparing for the lecture I am presenting tomorrow at Long Hill in Beverly, I came across several “before” photo of Willowdale Estate, from the spring of 2008, which was the year I began working on … Continue reading

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A Roaring Time was Had by All!

Gerald Fandetti, Senator Bruce Tarr, Briar Fandetti-Forsythe Last evening was a combined celebration of the ribbon cutting ceremony for the completion of the Willowdale Estate Coach House AND the 5th Anniversary party for the estate. Willowdale is a shining example … Continue reading

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