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July date for Big Ugly Western Mass \"Jerry\" Bash

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  • Ruthe Jubinville_2
    Ruthe Jubinville_2 Member Posts: 674
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    Save the date and come join in

    Come and see the lovely Western Mass area and eat, drink, and talk (Jerry's favorite thing to do). I am posting this early so you can save the date. Hoping to see some of you here. .....
    Ruthe
  • DanHolohan
    DanHolohan Member, Moderator, Administrator Posts: 16,526
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    Marianne and I

    wouldn't miss it!
    Retired and loving it.
  • J.C.A._3
    J.C.A._3 Member Posts: 2,981
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    Save...

    A couple of spots for the vacationing Mr. Milne and me ! Chris
  • Norm Harvey
    Norm Harvey Member Posts: 684
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    "We see the world as WE are, not as IT is, because it is the "I" behind the EYE that does the seeing"
  • Brad White_9
    Brad White_9 Member Posts: 2,440
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    Pencilled it In!

    I will have to get with my Susan and let you know. Sounds great!
  • bill nye_3
    bill nye_3 Member Posts: 307
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    Count me in

    Ruthe, my wife Sue and I were in historic Old Deerfield for two days last Aug. I wanted to look you guys up, regret now that I didn't. I went right through Shelburne Falls on my way to Vermont.
  • Alan R. Mercurio_3
    Alan R. Mercurio_3 Member Posts: 1,620
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    You have always been there for me and I look forward to being there for you! Thanks for the invite this sounds like a lot of fun.

    Your friend in the industry,
    Alan R. Mercurio

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    Alan R. Mercurio



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  • Ruthe Jubinville_2
    Ruthe Jubinville_2 Member Posts: 674
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    looking forward to seeing all of you. Spouses and S.O.'s too.
    Ruthe
  • John R. Hall
    John R. Hall Member Posts: 2,246
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    641 miles

    Hmmm, I'll see what i can do. It sure sounds like fun.
  • Ruthe Jubinville_2
    Ruthe Jubinville_2 Member Posts: 674
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    great mini vacation area

    If you have never been to this part of Massachusetts it makes a great place to visit. Our county has the highest per capita artisan population in the country. Shelburne Falls is known for its famous Bridge of Flowers. We are right on the edge of the Berkshires. Tanglewood is about an hour away. Antique shoppers heaven. What else can I say. It is also a great place to live. ....
    Ruthe
  • GW
    GW Member Posts: 4,693
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    sounds good

    I'll be there; please instruct on "steamers", shall I bring some or just kick in some cash?

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  • Ruthe Jubinville_2
    Ruthe Jubinville_2 Member Posts: 674
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    cash

    That is what the $15.00 per person covers. Bring anything to drink if you don't want beer. And sometimes people would bring a small dessert or appetizer or whatever. but you can just bring yourself ready to eat, drink and be merry! ....
    Ruthe
  • Ruthe Jubinville_2
    Ruthe Jubinville_2 Member Posts: 674
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    why Shelburne Falls?

    www.shelburnefalls.com

    http://gonewengland.about.com/library/blbridgeofflowers.htm
  • Ruthe Jubinville_2
    Ruthe Jubinville_2 Member Posts: 674
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    Keep this in mind for July

  • Ruthe Jubinville_2
    Ruthe Jubinville_2 Member Posts: 674
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    Don't forget this Big Ugly

    Some of you at the Gillette affair asked me to re-post this. The invite is on the 1st post. Just click on it! Love to see many of you again. I will post a list of ones that are coming in May probably. Quite an impressive list already. Thanks in advance for the great time we will all have... Ruthe...
  • tim smith
    tim smith Member Posts: 2,752
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    July event

    I think my wife and I are going to try and make it. We are looking at the summer schedule and hope we can. Would really like to meet all of you from the wall. Tim
  • Ruthe Jubinville_2
    Ruthe Jubinville_2 Member Posts: 674
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    a welcome addition

    You will be very welcome. We are planning a great fun day. with lots of friends ...
    Ruthe
  • Ruthe Jubinville_2
    Ruthe Jubinville_2 Member Posts: 674
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    When you are recovered

    from the Big Ugly NYC think about joining us at the Big Ugly Western Mass in July. Quite a few of you are already coming and we should have a great day. Looking forward to seeing you if you can come. click on link in first message for details. ....
    Ruthe
  • John Barba_3
    John Barba_3 Member Posts: 30
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    We'll be there

    Ruthe--

    Count my wife and me in!

    JMB
  • DanHolohan
    DanHolohan Member, Moderator, Administrator Posts: 16,526
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    Good to know

    we'll have a lawyer. We may need one.
    Retired and loving it.
  • Ruthe Jubinville_2
    Ruthe Jubinville_2 Member Posts: 674
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    good time

    will be had by all even the lawyer.... Ruthe
  • jalcoplumb_2
    jalcoplumb_2 Member Posts: 172
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    Wish I could come.

    I had a blast at the NYC Big Ugly. Wish I could come. I will be away in July, count me in for the next one though.

    Joe
  • Keith_8
    Keith_8 Member Posts: 399
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    Disappointed

    Nancy and I will be on vacation down at Long Beach Island.

    Sorry we can't make this Big Ugly gathering.

    Enjoy!

    Keith
  • Ruthe Jubinville_2
    Ruthe Jubinville_2 Member Posts: 674
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    1 1/2 hours east of Albany

    Keep July date in mind
  • Ruthe Jubinville_2
    Ruthe Jubinville_2 Member Posts: 674
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    1 1/2 hours east of Albany

    Keep July date in mind
  • Ken_40
    Ken_40 Member Posts: 1,320
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    Half in...

    Ruthe,

    Consider Jaye and I 50% "in." We have some re-arranging to do and it may be me solo. Jaye's mom needs full time care, and July is our month to assume those duties.

    Maybe I'll stay home with Mom and let Jaye come?

    When pigs can fly...
  • Ruthe Jubinville_2
    Ruthe Jubinville_2 Member Posts: 674
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    50 or 100%

    either will be welcome. Love to see you again. ... Ruthe
  • Paul Fredricks_3
    Paul Fredricks_3 Member Posts: 1,557
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    My wife and I are looking into camp grounds in the area. Put us down for 4, will bring the kids, though I'm not sure they should be exposed to such an UGLY group. Of course, they've been around me for 15 or 16 years.
  • John R. Hall
    John R. Hall Member Posts: 2,246
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    Ruthe, et al

    There is a possibility I can make this if two things happen:

    1. If I can get a group of contractors together for a roundtable meeting the night before, probably in the Boston area. I'd like to pick the brains of business owners about business issues (before too much alcohol is consumed). The NEWS would pick up the food tab if approved by the boss.

    2. If #1 is approved by the boss.

    I can probably come in on Friday and head home Saturday night (sobering up on the plane, of course).

    If anyone is interested in #1, then #2 might work.
  • J.C.A._3
    J.C.A._3 Member Posts: 2,981
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    Talk to us John....

    What topics ...and what will it take for you to show?

    For God's sake...make the next day a day off! Why rush with the folks that are going to be there?

    The work can wait a day....The "crux of the biscuit" is to enjoy yourself..Why tempt fate?

    Just go for it Bunky...Do what will make Jerry smile down upon us! JMHO....J.C.A.
  • John R. Hall
    John R. Hall Member Posts: 2,246
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    Friday meeting

    NO work would be conducted on Saturday. I propose to meet with some people on Friday night. Maybe we could do it at a hotel near Ruthe's place. I just don't want anyone to incur any added expense if they wanted to come down the night before. But it would be kinda cool.
  • J.C.A._3
    J.C.A._3 Member Posts: 2,981
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    ....

    Yeah, I agree.

    But I don't agree with your wanting to get back so soon.

    Hell, bring the family and... "Make It in Massachusettes" (Thank you Governer Dukakis)

    Just enjoy... Chris
  • Ruthe Jubinville_2
    Ruthe Jubinville_2 Member Posts: 674
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    brand new Hampton Inn and Suites

    is just 11 miles down the road in Greenfield. Bosoton is in another "State" 2-2 1/2 hours east. what type setup are u lookinf for? You could go visit the guy that first imported the Tarm into the US in the next town. Huge college area. several campgrounds around here. We are just 12 miles sount of the Vermont and New Hampshire lines and aboutn 40 miles from New York border just east of Albany. Plus 40 miles north of the Connecticut line. ... Ruthe
  • Ruthe Jubinville_2
    Ruthe Jubinville_2 Member Posts: 674
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    Bradley Airport in Hartford closet airport. 1 hour plus away

    > There is a possibility I can make this if two

    > things happen:

    >

    > 1. If I can get a group of

    > contractors together for a roundtable meeting the

    > night before, probably in the Boston area. I'd

    > like to pick the brains of business owners about

    > business issues (before too much alcohol is

    > consumed). The NEWS would pick up the food tab if

    > approved by the boss.

    >

    > 2. If #1 is approved by

    > the boss.

    >

    > I can probably come in on Friday and

    > head home Saturday night (sobering up on the

    > plane, of course).

    >

    > If anyone is interested in

    > #1, then #2 might work.



  • Ruthe Jubinville_2
    Ruthe Jubinville_2 Member Posts: 674
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    Bradley Airport in Hartford CT. closet airport.

    1 - 1 1/4 hour away straight up Rte 91 to rte 2
  • John R. Hall
    John R. Hall Member Posts: 2,246
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    Here's the deal

    I usually host 4-6 roundtables a year where I sit around a table and ask contractors to talk about key issues facing their businesses, i.e. employee hiring, utlity competition, making a decent profit, etc. I then jot down their thoughts and turn it into an article. If there is time on my visit I like to do a ridealong with a tech on a couple of jobs, too. All of this gets reported in The News. I haven't had a Northeast roundtable so this would be nice. But it is all dependent on whether the boss sees "value" in the trip. If you want to meet and chat for a couple of hours on Friday the 13th, drop me an e-mail offline. Thanks.
  • John R. Hall
    John R. Hall Member Posts: 2,246
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    2 replies so far

    Need at least 6 guys (or gals)
  • John R. Hall
    John R. Hall Member Posts: 2,246
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    Up to four

    Any more?
  • Ruthe Jubinville_2
    Ruthe Jubinville_2 Member Posts: 674
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    Location?

    Where are you considering holding this? I really hope not Boston area since Fri night traffic is a nightmare around Boston. .. Springfield, Greenfield, Ma or Hartford, CT largest areas around western Mass. Hartford not real fun commute on Fri night but for city oriented folk it is probably a piece of cake. ... ..Ruthe
  • John R. Hall
    John R. Hall Member Posts: 2,246
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    Ideas welcome

    I am open to suggestions. Thanks Ruthe.
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