Benefit Buys

2017 Mardi Gras Celebration BENEFIT BUYS

MUSIC from SALEM is offering a wonderful selection of BENEFIT BUYS this year in lieu of a Silent Auction. Each item is offered at a discount to its true value. The first person to select it is the purchaser of a wonderful experience!

Starting the 14th of June the individual BUYS will begin to be listed on the MUSIC from SALEM website. Look and drool!! If you want the item, get ready. The BENEFIT BUYS will be available for purchase on July 1st at 9am.

Important Notice

We were notified by NY Charities, the secure site we use for credit card transactions, that their service is temporarily down.

If you wish to purchase a Benefit Buy or make a donation, please consider sending a check instead. You can notify us of the buy you wish to purchase by contacting us via email at info@musicfromsalem.org so that we can mark it as sold.

We’d like to thank you for your cooperation and extend our sincerest apologies for the inconvenience

 

For $ 1800   


A week on Whidbey Island, Clinton, Washington. Main house accommodates 6+, attached Mother-in-law apartment accommodates 2 more. It is said that the PERFECT season in Washington is September. This gorgeous beach estate is uniquely situated at the tip of Sunlight Beach so it’s surrounded by water on 3 sides!!!!! This beach estate is completely private and on a cul-de-sac and is perfect for gatherings for friends and family. It has beautiful views of sunsets, the cruise ships sailing to Alaska, Eagles, Blue Herons…Views of the Olympic Mountains, Seattle skyline and Mt. Rainier.
The beautiful all season beach paradise is available the week of September 24th ~ October 1st, 2017. (Subject to sale prior to available week..)
View more on this delightful retreat @VRBO #331676

(Value: $ 3500)

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Designate your donation as Whidbey Island Benefit Buy

 

         
For $ 1200   

Weekend in the Adirondacks at the Ausable Club – Keene Valley. Period Cottage for 6 (3 couples) 4 day/3 night weekend (Friday night, Saturday night @ Sunday night). Fully equipped kitchen and wood burning fireplaces. Offer includes dinner at the club bar 2 nights (Friday & Saturday night – note not open on Sunday). Access to the Lower Lake (club boat available), 9 holes golf course, clay tennis court and lawn bowl and of course fabulous walks in the awesome Adirondacks. Located approx. 30 mins from Lake Placid. Available for shoulder weekend Fall 2017/Spring 2018

(Value: $ 2200)

This Item Is Sold. 

For $ 800   

         

Summer Harvest (2008) by Leslie Peck. 18” x 24” oil on canvas in solid black wood frame.
From the collection of Susan Sanderson & Maryann McGeorge

(Value: $ 1750)

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Designate your donation as Summer Harvest Painting Benefit Buy

 For $ 800 

         

HUBBARD HALL from STREET by George van Hook. 11” x 14” oil on canvas framed.
Donated by artist

(Value: $ 1800)

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Designate your donation as Hubbard Hall Painting Benefit Buy

For $ 750   

Autumn in Austria themed 5 course dinner with accompanying regional wines for 8. Can be held either at purchaser’s residence or at the McIntosh’s. Hosted by Bliss McIntosh & Elizabeth Ellard.

(Value: Too great to value)

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Designate your donation as Autumn in Austria Benefit Buy

For $ 650   

A Fly-Fishing Cornucopia. Included in the package:

  • A day fishing for 2 people on a local stream with angling gurus Rich Norman & Adriano Manocchia. Lunch, drinks & cigars! 
  • 4 signed angling books by renowned local outdoor writer Mike Valla.
  • A signed copy of Water, Sky & Time by local sporting artists Adriano Manocchia along with 2 packs of note cards with angling motif by the artist.
  • Also by Adriano is a signed and numbered, limited edition hand pulled etching of boats.
  • A fully dressed, classic salmon fly by award winning tyer Ted Patlen of Cape Cod.
  • Twelve Battenkill streamer flies by noted Albany tyer John Prokorym.
  • a limited edition 5 weight fly reel with pouch made by Catskills Research Inc. (reel number #209).
  • Local award winning tyer Rich Norman has included a showdown box with 10 flies recommended by John Merwin in his book “The Battenkill” especially for this river.

(Value: Priceless)

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Designate your donation as Fly Fishing Cornucopia Benefit Buy

 

For $ 500 

Fruits de Mer dinner for 6 hosted by Richard Bump and Bud Kellerher in Center Cambridge. Cocktails and hors d’oeuvers. A walk about a wonderful garden (subject to weather of course). Then sit down to a 4 course sumptuous dinner featuring the glories of the sea with wines. (caution: cat in residence)

(Value: Scrumplicious)

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Designate your donation as Fruit de Mer Dinner Benefit Buy

 

For $ 500

“French Bistro” Dinner for 6 Inside a Bonnard Painting
Dine on French bistro food surrounded by reflections of the most famous works of the Impressionist Pierre Bonnard as rendered by local artist, Leslie Parke, on the walls of her Shushan home. Dinner prepared by Elizabeth Ellard. Served and described by Leslie Parke.

(Value: Unforgettable)

This Item Is Sold 

For $ 500   

Wood Oven Pizza Party for 25! Hosted by Bliss McIntosh

(Value: “All those “Thank Yous” in your party!”)

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Designate your donation as Wood Oven Pizza Party Benefit Buy

For $ 500

 

A week on David Pond in Fayette, Maine in September/early October. Sleeps up to 6 (1 queen bed, 2 singles & a pull-out double sofa) if you feel gregarious or perfect if you want a quite retreat. Available September~Columbus Day subject to availability. It is a cabin, so it is a bring your own sheets & towels adventure. There are a couple of canoes for a lake paddle or you can day trip to the Maine coast (approx 55 miles).

(Value: $600)

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Designate your donation as David Pond Benefit Buy

For $ 400

A Day at the Races with host & CBS commentator Brad Telias for 4. Includes clubhouse box seats, paddock saddling tour, meeting with race officials and famed track announcer Larry Collmus. The day starts at noon and ends when the final race is run!  

Note: Adventure must take place on a Monday or Wednesday in August 2017! Winning Buyer to arrange adventure by contacting Brad @ 917-602-3103 or at bstelias@aol.com

(Value: Almost Priceless)

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Designate your donation as Day at the Races Benefit Buy

For $ 250   

         

Country drive & picnic lunch for 4 people in an idyllic spot chauffeured by Reginald Kilmer in a classic red & white Oldsmobile Delta 88 Convertible.

(Value: Perfect)

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Designate your donation as Country Drive and Picnic Benefit Buy

For $ 250   

A bi-weekly loaf of the Round House Bakery’s superb bread sweetened with a monthly treat of 6 delicious cookies.

(Value: $ 325)

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Designate your donation as Round House Bread Benefit Buy

For $ 250

A beautiful celadon glaze bowl with red swirl 14” Dm x 4.5” H by Regina Wickham.

(Value: Perfect)

 

This Item Is Sold

For $ 200

 

Tim Watkins bespoken magnificent floral arrangement (sample image only)

(Value: Scentsational)

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Designate your donation as Floral Arrangement Benefit Buy

For $ 150   

A STUDY OF A TREE by Robert Olmsted B & W photo (10 1/2″ H x 13 3/8” W) Alpes-de-Haute Provence, France 2000

(Value: $ 350)

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Designate your donation as A Study of Tree photo Benefit Buy

For $ 150   

Designed and created by master-craftsman, Andrew Pate, this beautiful Black Walnut Cutting Board is of freshly oiled Black Walnut and measures ¾”x12”x25”

(Value: A lifetime of beautiful use)

This Item Is Sold

 

For $ 125   

Wedding Hill Farm half a lamb (20+ lbs) for all of your favorite recipes…

(Value: $ 175)

This Item Is Sold

For $ 100

A Private Bird Walk with Ornithologist-Artist Steven Jay Sanford. Jay Sanford retired from NYSDEC in 2010 – where he was their Chief Ecologist. He lives on Pencil Brook Farm in South Cambridge that included 67 acres of varied habitat types on rolling farmland. Over a mile of mowed trails makes a casual stroll both easy and (mostly) dry. In addition to painting and carving birds, Steve enjoys helping others learn about the natural world. He will guide you/your group of friends on a bird walk – on your land or his – at your convenience. He will share what he knows about the sights and sounds of birds – along with other wildlife and plants encountered along the way. Steve’s work can be viewed at his website www.stevenjaysanford.com

(Value: Feathertastique)  

This Item Is Sold

For $100 

Are you finding life dull? Let Robbie McIntosh sharpen up to 5 items – knives, scissor, garden tools. Delivered and picked up by buyer.

(Value: Cutting Edge)

This Item Is Sold

 

Good Luck!