August 29, 2008
Callahan, a cook at Gulu, passed away early Monday morning. She was only 25.
Gulu will be hosting a fundraiser to help the Callahan family deal with their tragic loss. Machine 475 will be heading the evening. Donations of any kind are welcome (a live auction will take place as well). Cover charge will be $10 and all proceeds from the evening will be given to the family.
We extend our love and support to all of Joceyln's friends and family.
Click here to read The Salem News article. Click here to read The Salem Gazette article.
August 26, 2008
Let’s raise money for a great playground!
The Friends of Forest River Park is working with the city of Salem to replace the playground at Forest River Park. The city has allocated funds for a new playground in 2009, and the goal is to seize this rare opportunity and raise additional funds to help the City build an even bigger and better playground.
So if you can volunteer your time and talents to our fundraising effort please contact Holly Grose at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Additionally, donations of any amount are appreciated (and needed) for the playground fund.
Please send your donation to:
Friends of Forest River Park Playground Fund
P.O. Box 1064
Salem, MA 01970
Thanks for your support and we can't wait to see you at the new playground!
August 20, 2008
We would like to welcome some new products (and some good old fashioned favorites) back to CGB. And don't you worry, we're expecting more shipments of crunchy stuff.
- Jen Willett Monkeyshines Sock Monkeys
- Under The Nile Organic Stuffed Produce
- Under The Nile Lion and Mouse Stuffed Toys
- Potty Mouth Aprons
- Potty Mouth Bib and Burp Cloths (great baby shower gift and totally affordable! oh...and made by a local mom!)
- Under The Nile Newborn Basics - side snap onesies, side snap tees, footed pants, baby gowns, etc
- Under The Nile Footie Pajamas
- Under The Nile (reversible) Warm Suits
- ...and more are arriving everyday!
August 19, 2008
Willett first began buying socks at department stores, but then "got more and more picky about the fabric." Cheaper socks, commonly made overseas from acrylic, weren't holding up well, and she "was also concerned with being local and buying American products." After much research, Willett found one of the few remaining US sock manufacturers, and exclusively sources her cotton-Lycra blend socks from Pennsylvania. "I'm looking into doing an organic troupe, probably for next season (organic cotton with recycled stuffing)," she relays encouragingly.
How does one christen a monkey, be it Eugene, Lexi or Fabien? "I finish them and I put their faces on," explains Willett. "I look at them and say, 'What's your name?' Then they tell me." Probably the best strategy, all said. "I also keep a list of interesting names," she continues. "When I see a movie—especially a foreign film—I look at the list of credits for names." Even after four years, her determination to never duplicate a handle still runs strong.
"On my sewing table right now is the Socktopus prototype," Willett divulges. "I also have a penguin that I'm working on, made out of Ankle Biters." Enthusiasts? Anticipate a menagerie of sock surf to accompany the turf.
"It's definitely rewarding in that I know these things are going out into the world and making people happy," says Willett. "It's gratifying to see people's faces light up when they hold them. I feel like I'm doing something good for the world." She laughs, summing up her plushy creations within a simple compelling one-word mission: "Positivity."
August 16, 2008
August 15, 2008
Massachusetts Friends Of Midwives is hosting a meeting exclusively for the partners of pregnant women. This meeting, moderated by a homebirth midwife, will specifically address questions and concerns for those who don’t know what to expect. No question or concern is too silly! Those who have their own homebirth stories to share are welcome, too.
When: September 17th @ 7pm
Where: Crunchy Granola Baby, 72 Washington Street, Salem
How: Contact us at email@example.com for more information
August 13, 2008
August 8, 2008
When: Monday, August 18 - Wednesday, August 20 - Monday, August 25 - Wednesday, August 27
Where: Salem State College
How: The class is free, but please register at CGB by August 12.
The Rape Aggression Defense System is a program of realistic self-defense tactics and techniques for women. The R.A.D. System is a comprehensive, women-only course that begins with awareness, prevention, risk reduction and risk avoidance, while progressing on to the basics of hands-on defense training. R.A.D. is not a Martial Arts program.
The courses are taught by nationally certified R.A.D. Instructors and provide each student with a workbook/reference manual. This manual outlines the entire Physical Defense Program for reference and continuous personal growth.
Jennie has taken this class twice already and highly recommend it! Tell your women friends, employees, nannies!!
The class is free of charge and will be held at Salem State College. All Crunchy Granola customers who register and complete the four classes will receive 15% off their next purchase.
Maximum number of participants is 12. Sign up by August 2nd. Call Crunchy Granola Baby to register today!
August 5, 2008
In case you missed our party Friday night, check out the Sherrell Photography blog for some great shots of the evening.
And if you were a guest at our party Friday night, thanks so much for attending and supporting both Sherrell Photography and Crunchy Granola Baby! We couldn't do it without you!
Coming soon: Tide Pool Photos!
August 2, 2008
Our birthday party last night was a hit - a big thanks to all who joined the celebration. And thanks to Tabitha and Larry for not only providing the beautiful photographs, but also the yummy snacks.
And while we're thanking people, we'd like to thank Kevin for a great traveling tide pool demonstration this morning. Everyone loved looking and touching all the sea creatures!
And don't forget to stop by tomorrow morning at 10AM for a free henna tattoo!
And if you haven't picked up your raffle ticket, hurry in! It just keeps growing! Gift certificates from Living Well, Ben & Jerry's, Signatures, Modern Millie, Pamplemousse, Hip Baby Gear, and more. Plus great products from Baby Legs, Cabin Fever, Blooming Lotus, Happy Baby Food, and more. It's unbelievable.