January 31, 2009

Strollers Strollers Everywhere

FYI: Hip Baby Gear in Marblehead is having a sale on BOB strollers. Check 'em out!

And if you're slightly overwhelmed by all the stroller options in the world, then check out our Baby Stroller 101 class on Saturday, February 21 at 10am.

Hip Baby Gear will demo six of their most popular strollers, including standard, all-terrain and lightweight models. Best of all, class participants will receive a discount coupon for Hip Baby Gear merchandise! (Please Note: Certain brand restrictions apply.)

This event is free, but please RSVP space is limited.

January 29, 2009

Year of the Ox

Celebrate the Chinese New Year on Friday, January 30th at PEM!

The following events are FREE with admission from 10:30 am - 5 pm:

10:30 am - 1 pm Learn about the Chinese animal zodiac, make your own animal finger puppets, and find your animal in the museum collection.

10:30 - 11 am & 2:45 - 3:15 pm Explore Chinese art during this fun look at some of the special objects in the museum's collection.

11:30 am - noon Watch a high-energy lion dance performance and Martial Arts Demonstration by Nam Pai Kung Fu Academy of Chinatown.

12:15 pm KUNG FU CINEMA! Iron Monkey, 1993, 85 minutes,Yuen Woo-ping, the acclaimed choreographer of The Matrix and Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, supplies sensational, nonstop martial arts in Iron Monkey, the spirited tale of a mysterious Chinese legend.

1 - 3 pm Celebrate the Lunar New Year by making a giant paper dragon in East India Marine Hall!

1:30 - 2 pm Martial arts expert Lin Lin Choy returns to PEM to perform a dramatic fan dance in the museum's Atrium.

2:30 - 3 pm Students from Calvin Chin's Martial Arts Academy return for an encore performance of their lively lion dance and kung fu skills

3:15 pm, KUNG FUN CINEMA! Drunken Master, 1978, 110 minutes. Drunken Master cemented Jackie Chan's stardom with dizzying kung fu acrobatic sequences. Chan plays Wong Fei Hung - the rebellious son of a kung fu master - who is apprenticed to another master with a unique "drunken" fighting style.

The following events are $7 and take place from 6:30 - 9:30 pm:

6:30 - 8 p.m. Explore Yin Yu Tang, A Chinese House and take part in zodiac animal art making activites 7:30 - 8 p.m. Watch a high-energy lion dance performance by Nam Pai Kung Fu Academy of Chinatown

8 - 9:30 p.m. Hear the Devil Music Ensemble accompany a rare screening of the 1929 film, Red Heroine Saturday, January 31st

For details, call 866.745.1876 or visit www.pem.org.

Happy Chinese New Year!

January 27, 2009

Snow Day!

CGB will be closed on Wednesday, January 28 for a Snow Day.

We will be open all day today (Tuesday, January 27) and all events this evening will take place as planned.

We will also be open our regular hours on Thursday, January 28. But please note: The Winter CSA will not be starting this Thursday, but next Thursday (February 5). If you haven't yet received an email about this change, please expect one very soon.

Any questions, please call Jennie or Amy at 978.741.0800 or email crunchygranolababy@verizon.net.

Enjoy the "12 feet of snow" we'll be getting tomorrow!

January 22, 2009

Get Creative for the Playground!

Parents United of Salem needs auction items, raffle baskets and food/wine/beer for its upcoming Spring Equinox Celebration, a playground fundraiser to be held at historic Hamilton Hall on the first Saturday in spring, March 21, from 7 to 10 p.m.

They are looking for auction items, baskets to raffle, and restaurants/caterers/liquor retailers to donate wine, beer, and food (hors d'oeuvres and desserts to be paired with wine/beer) ... and they need your help brainstorming.

In addition to items (current donations include Red Sox tickets and a painting by a local artist) Parents United welcome services (current donations include a session with a local photographer and Italian lessons).

They also encourage interested individuals to group together and offer an auction item - host a dinner party, kids' birthday party, babysitting sessions - or come up with a theme (Baby? Barbecue? Beach?) and put a basket together for our raffle.

Each item donated will receive 1 free ticket, worth $50. Because Parents United is a nonprofit, we can provide tax receipts for donations if you provide them with the value.

Parents United would also love for you to forward this to all your connections in the area (or out!).

For more information or to send ideas or offer items/services, contact the committee at salemcommon@gmail.com.

January 21, 2009

Yoga Day USA

Join thousands across the country for Yoga Day USA, a history-making celebration where yogis, novices, couch potatoes and tri-atheletes, young, old and everyone in between join together to stretch the mind, body and spirit through the practice of yoga.

In the spirit of karma yoga, the service to others, all Yoga Day USA classes and workshops at North Shore Yoga are free or nearly free. The brainchild of the Yoga Alliance, this powerful annual event is held in yoga studios, parks, beaches and communities throughout the US.

Here is what you can expect at North Shore Yoga:

8:30-9:30 AM: Vinyasa Yoga w/ Marnie Memmolo
9:30-10:00 AM: Creating Your Own Mantra w/ Laurie
10:00-11:00 AM: Prenatal Yoga w/ Marnie Memmolo
11:15-12:45 PM: Beating the Sugar Blues Lecture w/ Susan Himml
1:00-2:00 PM: Absolute Beginner Yoga w/ Marnie Memmolo
2:30-3:30 PM: Family Yoga for ages 2 and up! w/ Marnie

All classes are FREE with a suggested tax deductible, charitable donation of $15 per event for Girls,Inc.of Lynn, MA.

North Shore Yoga is located at 180-186 Cabot Street in Beverly, MA. Contact them at 978-857-9063.

Please note: Walk-ins are most certainly welcome, however space is limited and a reservation is highly recommended. To reserve a space in class, kindly email: marnie_mysnyk@hotmail.com

January 20, 2009


"Starting today, we must pick ourselves up, dust ourselves off, and begin again the work of remaking America."

President Barack Obama

January 17, 2009

hope. change. shop.

Inaugural Ball.


Be there.

(And while we may not carry ball gowns - but Modern Millie does! - we do have a great sale happening that you should check out.)

January 16, 2009

Rock The Vote!

It's that time of year again . . .

Get out there and support your favorite local businesses by voting in the Wicked Local Reader's Choice Awards 2009.

Sure, we've got some ideas about who should win the top spots this year. (Ahem. A&J King, Modern Millie, Hamilton-Wenham Family Chiropractic. Just to name a few.)But really, YOU GUYS should get out and rock the vote to support local businesses.

And did I mention that you have an opportunity to win a Wii? Just by voting?

Do it.

January 15, 2009

Inaugural Ball . . . This Saturday!

Don't forget to get your tickets for The Friends of Forest River Park Inaugural Ball!

Join The Friends of Forest River Park for an evening of live music, dancing, delicious hors d'oeuvres, and a cash bar. Please note this event is black tie optional, so get out your party dresses!

The Ball will be held on Saturday, January 17 at 7:30 PM in the Grand Ballroom of the Salem YMCA.

And the best part? Proceeds will benefit the Forest River Park Playground Fund.

Get your tickets today at CGB. $25 per person or $40 per couple.

January 13, 2009

Winter CSA & Citrus Share

Just wanted to let everyone know that the Winter CSA is ON! Thanks to all the wonderful shareholders who decided that fresh produce in the middle of winter was certainly worthwhile! And of course a big thank you to Heaven's Harvest Farm and Eagles' Nest Farm!

And now that the Winter CSA is all set . . . it's time to introduce a new idea!

Do you crave yummy Southern citrus in the dead of winter?

Crunchy Granola Baby, along with Heaven’s Harvest Farm in New Braintree and Eagles’ Nest Farm in Florida, is now offering a Citrus Share for January.

Unlike other shares, this opportunity happens only once. Shareholders place their order with CGB by Friday, January 16 and then Heaven’s Harvest Farm drops off your produce at CGB (for you to pickup) on Saturday, January 24th.

Potential shareholders have many citrus choices, all of which are listed below:

  • Full box Dancy Tangerines $62
  • Half box Dancy Tangerines $35
  • Full box Tangelos $62
  • Half box Tangelos $33
  • Full box Navel Oranges $62
  • Half box Navel Oranges $33
  • Full box Juice Oranges $62
  • Half box Juice Oranges $33
  • Full Mixed box $65
  • Half Mixed box $34
  • *NOTE: Mixed boxes contain all available citrus
  • *NOTE: Full Boxes average 40-45 lbs
  • *NOTE: Previous Citrus Shareholders receive a $5 discount on their order.

If you are interested in taking part in this Citrus Share, please register at Crunchy Granola Baby by Friday, January 16. Checks should be made out to Heavens Harvest Farm and dropped off (or mailed) to Crunchy Granola Baby.

Include your:

  • Name
  • Address
  • Phone #
  • Email
  • Citrus Order (ie - Half box Tangelos, Full Mixed Box, etc)

*Please Note: You MUST pick up your produce on Saturday, January 24.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Jennie Cudmore or Amy Tetreault at 978.741.0800 or at crunchygranolababy@verizon.net

January 9, 2009

Spot the Dot

Can you spot the dot at Crunchy Granola Baby?
Cuz our January tag SALE is happening right now!

Come check out great natural products at low prices! A green tag indicates 50% off, a blue tag 25% off, a red tag 15% off, and no tag?

No tag indicates the item is 10% off! Which means . . .

10 - 50% storewide*!
*excludes consignment items, Hip Baby Gear items, and web items

Come check out Kate Quinn dresses at 15% off, Under The Nile pajamas at a 25% discount, and Imagiplay toys at a staggering 50% discount!

Not to mention 10% off diapers, babywearing wraps, skin care and more!

But hurry! The CGB January SALE starts Friday, January 9 and lasts until Sunday January 18. And then it's over!

It pays to be crunchy.

January 8, 2009

Who Does She Think She Is?

"In a half-changed world, women often feel they need to choose: mothering or working? Your children's well-being or your own? "Who Does She Think She Is?" is a documentary film by Academy Award winning filmmaker Pamela Tanner Boll that explores this problematic question." This adventurous and innovative film features five fierce women who refuse to choose."

"Who Does She Think She Is?" is playing at the MFA January 7 - 18. The specific dates and times are listed below.
  • Jan 7, 6pm
  • Jan 9, 8:15pm
  • Jan 10, 1:15pm
  • Jan 11, 11am
  • Jan 17, 11am
  • Jan 18, 11am
Q&A panels will take place after each screening and a discount of 25% is available for groups of 10 or more.

'Cuz seriously, who does she think she is?

January 7, 2009

Child Yoga Series at North Shore Yoga

I am so excited that Toddler Yoga is starting again this Tuesday 1/13!
Tommie and I had such a great time the first class!
Marnie does a great job keeping him focused, and for those of you who know Tommie know that can be a task!
Check out all the info below:

  • Tuesdays 10:15 AM - 11 AM ~ 6 weeks: Jan 13, 20, 27, Feb. 3, 10 & 17
  • Tuesdays 10:15 AM - 11 AM ~ 6 weeks: Mar 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 & Apr 6
  • Fridays 10:15 AM - 11 AM ~ 6 weeks: Mar 6, 13, 20, 27, April 3 & 10
Class fee = $75 ($25 per additional sibling); cash or check only; sorry no credit cards If you are interested in registering for the class, kindly let me know by responding to this email or calling the studio: 978-857-9063. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. We are located on Cabot Street in downtown Beverly and we are in the lower level of the Registry of Motor Vehicles building. For detailed directions and parking information, visit our website: http://www.northshoreyogastudio.com/directions.html.

January 6, 2009

Running out of time . . . CSA Deadline!

Registration deadline for our Winter CSA has been extended until Tuesday 1/13! But that doesn't mean you should procrastinate . . . register now!

Crunchy Granola Baby has teamed up with Heaven’s Harvest Farm in New Braintree to provide you with a unique opportunity – the chance to become a shareholder in a Winter CSA.

The CSA will run for eight weeks through January, February and March. Dates and pickup times have yet to be determined, but Crunchy Granola Baby will keep shareholders posted.

All produce is guaranteed organic and comes from farms in Florida, North Carolina and locally from Enterprise Farm. Produce will include: apples, arugula, cabbage, carrots, kale, corn, cucumbers, mustard greens, garlic, onions, green beans, oranges, peppers, potatoes, thyme, squash, turnips and tomatoes. Shareholders have a choice between a full and half share.

Prices are as follows:

8 Week Half Share: $240
8 Week Full Share: $352

*Please Note: Half shares are for 2 or fewer people who will not be big veggie eaters. A full share is easily eaten by 2 or more people in a week.

Register at Crunchy Granola Baby NOW. Checks should be made out to Heavens Harvest Farm and dropped off (or mailed) to Crunchy Granola Baby.

Include your:

Phone #

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Jennie or Amy at 978.741.0800 or at crunchygranolababy@verizon.net

January 3, 2009

Sweet Sounds of Free Music

Lookng for something to do? Why not try a FREE CLASS at Music Together in Beverly?

Music Together is a nationally recognized music and movement program for infants through kindergarten. Why not try a free class and see how your child can benefit from the joy of music, singing, instrument play, and movement?

Free classes will take place on January 5 at 9:30am and on January 9 at 9:30am. Please register at www.musictogetherarts.com.

Music Together is located at Red Brick Arts Center at 95 Rantoul Street in Beverly. For more information, call 781.307.7373.

Home EcO - Register Soon!

Spots are filling quickly for our Home EcO Sewing Class, so register soon!

In this class, you'll learn basic machine and hand sewing techniques to help you start creating unique and beautiful apparel, accessories and toys using repurposed and recycled fabric. No experience necessary.

Classes run from January 20 through February 6, from 7 to 9 pm.

January 20 (Week One)Felt Toy: Basic hand and machine sewing techniques. We will create a small felt toy. All materials will be supplied.

January 27 (Week Two)Pillow Cover: Bring an old sweater or a piece of fabric that you would like to repurpose and a pillow that you would like to re-cover (or a new pillow form) and we will create a beautiful new accessory for your home.

February 3 (Week Three)Baby Clothes: Bring a no longer used sweater and I will show you how to give it new life by transforming it into a baby jumper or pants and cute beret hat.

February 10 (Week Four)Tote Bag: Bring any fabric you like and learn how easy and fun it is to make your own simple handbag or shopping tote.

Following the Sewing Block, we will also host a Knitting Block (February 17 through March 10) and an Eco-Homemaking Block (March 17 through April 7).

If you're interested in taking any of these classes, please contact Jennie or Amy at 978.741.0800 or crunchygranolababy@verizon.net

Go forth and be creative! But register soon!

January 2, 2009

Ruthy's Kitchen

Sick of cooking? Too expensive to eat out? Bored with the same old chain restaurants?

Check out our friends over at Ruthy's Kitchen at 102 Webb Street in Salem. This charming, locally owned cottage kitchen serves prepared meals that are fresh, nutritious, tasty and unbelievably affordable!

Ruthys's got everything from mac and cheese to wild mushroom and goat cheese tartlets, from cookies to smoked salmon canapes with horseradish cream. And another helpful tidbit of information? Ruthy's Kitchen is open Monday through Friday from 10am - 7pm and on Saturdays from 10am - 3pm. So take a chance and try something new. Something fresh. Something LOCAL! And tell Ruthy that Crunchy Granola Baby sent you. Call Jan for more details. Or if you want her to set aside one of her mouthwater oatmeal raisin cookies. 978.745.5545.