The 12 Weeks of Christmas Shopping

On the 1st Week of Christmas Shopping (October 1st), Norton’s Cove gave to me…
40% off apparel at both the Studio & Café!
On the 2nd Week of Christmas Shopping, Norton’s Cove gave to me…
30% off all books at both the Studio & Café!
On the 3rd Week of Christmas Shopping, Norton’s Cove gave to me…
25% off Christmas ornaments at the Studio,
& 25% off Dark Tickle Products at the Café Gift-shop!
On the 4th Week of Christmas Shopping, Norton’s Cove gave to me…
show up between 6 & 9pm at Norton’s Cove Studio & Café on October 22nd to find out!

Have a twack around the Studio and the Café Giftshop, have a cuppa, and enjoy the view!

This week at Norton’s Cove Café

Café hours:

Sunday
Closed
Monday
Closed
Tuesday
Closed
Wednesday
Closed
Thursday
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Friday
Closed
Saturday
Closed

Silver Wolf Band will perform acoustically for us Live @ Norton’s Cove Café! We’ve got about 30 seats available, or 6 bubbles to seat people in, so make plans! I will need the name of each person attending. Get your tickets at the studio in person, or in the online shop.

The 12 Weeks of Christmas Shopping

On the 1st Week of Christmas Shopping (October 1st), Norton’s Cove gave to me…
40% off apparel at both the Studio & Café!
On the 2nd Week of Christmas Shopping, Norton’s Cove gave to me…
30% off all books at both the Studio & Café!
On the 3rd Week of Christmas Shopping, Norton’s Cove gave to me…
show up between 6 & 9pm at Norton’s Cove Studio & Café on October 15th to find out!
On the 4th Week of Christmas Shopping, Norton’s Cove gave to me…
show up between 6 & 9pm at Norton’s Cove Studio & Café on October 22nd to find out!
On the 5th Week of Christmas Shopping, Norton’s Cove gave to me…
show up between 6 & 9pm at Norton’s Cove Studio & Café on October 29th to find out!
On the 6th Week of Christmas Shopping, Norton’s Cove gave to me…
show up between 6 & 9pm at Norton’s Cove Studio & Café on November 5th to find out!
On the 7th Week of Christmas Shopping, Norton’s Cove gave to me…
show up between 6 & 9pm at Norton’s Cove Studio & Café on November 12th to find out!
On the 8th Week of Christmas Shopping, Norton’s Cove gave to me…
show up between 6 & 9pm at Norton’s Cove Studio & Café on November 19th to find out!
On the 9th Week of Christmas Shopping, Norton’s Cove gave to me…
show up between 6 & 9pm at Norton’s Cove Studio & Café on November 26th to find out!
On the 10th Week of Christmas Shopping, Norton’s Cove gave to me…
show up between 6 & 9pm at Norton’s Cove Studio & Café on December 3rd to find out!
On the 11th Week of Christmas Shopping, Norton’s Cove gave to me…
show up between 6 & 9pm at Norton’s Cove Studio & Café on December 10th to find out!
On the 12th Week of Christmas Shopping, Norton’s Cove gave to me…
show up between 6 & 9pm at Norton’s Cove Studio & Café on December 17th to find out!

This week at Norton’s Cove Café

Yes, the Café is closed for the season, but we still have some things going on to keep you up-to-date about! Please read on!

This is an exciting new series of sales events!
Hannah & I will be on hand every Thursday evening to help you with your Christmas shopping lists at the Café Gift-Shop & at the Studio. I promise there will be some fabulous deals to be had, and seasonal drinks too!

Café hours:

Sunday
Closed
Monday
Closed
Tuesday
Closed
Wednesday
Closed
Thursday
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Friday
Closed
Saturday
Closed

I received some exciting news yesterday! My application for financing with the province’s Department of Industry, Energy, & Technology has been approved! This financing will help us finish the 1st floor of the Café, referred to as the Lower Deck. The Lower Deck will be used as an arts and events venue: here’s a blurb from the business plan:

The Lower Deck is the name of the 1st floor of Norton’s Cove Café.  The space (interior) has not been completely finished since the building was formed in 2016/17.  The 1st floor currently consists of a storage room for the kitchen, laundry room, an unfinished bathroom, and a large open space overlooking the cove through large windows and double glass doors.  

The plan for the space is to be multi-functional:

Lounge for transient sailors: books, seating areas, coffee bar, shower room, WiFi

Performance venue for musicians and other performers

Deck from the double glass doors as a main entrance, with wheelchair access, will act as a gathering/seating area

Venue for small weddings, reunions, and other parties catered with finger foods or small plates from the Norton’s Cove Café kitchen

Meeting space for small conventions, AGMs, etc.

New venue for successful Thursday Night Friends events

Staff lounge

Art classes 

Annual fine art & craft marketplace event

Our main theme in promotion is Current Newfoundland Culture.  The idea here is to focus on today’s professional artists who are creating fine works of art, literature, songs, and entertainment, as well as our knowledgeable residents: The region boasts a Seabird Biologist with Environment Canada, a Master Spinner, a Novelist, and an architectural model builder with extreme skills.  Team Norton’s Cove promotes a current Newfoundland experience: food, music, & art which are inspired by this beautiful province and the riches it affords us, as opposed to a look back at what Newfoundland used to be.  The ‘good old days’ weren’t really that good!

Norton’s Cove Café has already hosted a number of professional musicians and entertainers in the ongoing Live @ Norton’s Cove series, many who have made performing at Norton’s Cove an annual event. We plan to invite more artists from around the province (and beyond) to feature in events at the café’s Lower Deck, and incorporate the studio & guest rooms into these happenings as well. 

Norton’s Cove Studio Inc. 2020/21 Business Plan

Silver Wolf Band will perform for us Live @ Norton’s Cove Café! We’ve got about 30 seats available, or 6 bubbles to seat people in, so make plans! I will need the name of each person attending. Get your tickets at the studio in person, or in the online shop.

Excursions

Motoring ‘up the bay’

Today, Duke and I sailed/motored to Glovertown aboard Virtue. It’s time to get her ready for the hard again, but for tonight, she’s safely tied up at a finger pier at the Marina. We have another week to enjoy her before she has to be lifted.

The 12 Weeks of Christmas Shopping

On the 1st Week of Christmas Shopping (October 1st), Norton’s Cove gave to me…
40% off apparel at both the Studio & Café!
On the 2nd Week of Christmas Shopping, Norton’s Cove gave to me…
show up between 6 & 9pm at Norton’s Cove Studio & Café on October 8th to find out!
On the 3rd Week of Christmas Shopping, Norton’s Cove gave to me…
show up between 6 & 9pm at Norton’s Cove Studio & Café on October 15th to find out!
On the 4th Week of Christmas Shopping, Norton’s Cove gave to me…
show up between 6 & 9pm at Norton’s Cove Studio & Café on October 22nd to find out!
On the 5th Week of Christmas Shopping, Norton’s Cove gave to me…
show up between 6 & 9pm at Norton’s Cove Studio & Café on October 29th to find out!
On the 6th Week of Christmas Shopping, Norton’s Cove gave to me…
show up between 6 & 9pm at Norton’s Cove Studio & Café on November 5th to find out!
On the 7th Week of Christmas Shopping, Norton’s Cove gave to me…
show up between 6 & 9pm at Norton’s Cove Studio & Café on November 12th to find out!
On the 8th Week of Christmas Shopping, Norton’s Cove gave to me…
show up between 6 & 9pm at Norton’s Cove Studio & Café on November 19th to find out!
On the 9th Week of Christmas Shopping, Norton’s Cove gave to me…
show up between 6 & 9pm at Norton’s Cove Studio & Café on November 26th to find out!
On the 10th Week of Christmas Shopping, Norton’s Cove gave to me…
show up between 6 & 9pm at Norton’s Cove Studio & Café on December 3rd to find out!
On the 11th Week of Christmas Shopping, Norton’s Cove gave to me…
show up between 6 & 9pm at Norton’s Cove Studio & Café on December 10th to find out!
On the 12th Week of Christmas Shopping, Norton’s Cove gave to me…
show up between 6 & 9pm at Norton’s Cove Studio & Café on December 17th to find out!

This week at Norton’s Cove Café

As of this morning, there are only
3 more breakfast-times
3 more lunch-times
4 more supper-times
& 1 more weekend brunch
at Norton’s Cove Café for this season.

But don’t panic, just call 536-2633 to book your table!
Hannah or Trina will fit you in!
And of course, you can always order take-out!

Starting today, we’ll be serving these soups:
Hearty Soup of the Day: Ginger Pork Ball Soup
Veggie Soup of the Day:
Spicy Sweet Potato Corn Soup

Café hours:

Sunday
Closed
Monday
Closed
Tuesday
Closed
Wednesday
10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am – 8:00 pm, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am – 8:00 pm, 8:00 pm – 11:59 pm

The Café is scheduled to close for the season on October 10th, and we’re going out with a bang! Mick Davis will perform for us Live @ Norton’s Cove Café! The show is completely sold out!

A band from Happy Valley – Goosebay, SILVER WOLF BAND will be playing Live @ Norton’s Cove on November 19th! Details coming soon!

And in December, we’re working on plans for our fourth Tibb’s Eve at Norton’s Cove Café, and also a New Year’s event!

Thank you all for your continued support, especially in times like this, when things are a little weird. It means a LOT to me, enabling me to employ seven people full time at the café, and to share some joy and beauty with all who stop in. And thank you to my gorgeous employees who are able to bring us all such great service and products at Norton’s Cove Café: Duke, Ted, Chrys, Amanda, Noah, Hannah, and Trina. xx

We’re doing a good job keeping COVID-19 away from our beautiful province, and we’d really like to keep it that way! Please follow our COVID-19 protocol to ensure that we keep ‘the Covid’ away!

  • Please call to make a reservation. This way, we can avoid clusters of people at the entrance. Please wait in your car (or somewhere that others won’t have to come within 6 feet of you) until it’s time for your reservation. Please do not wait on the front steps. When you open the door, step back first, to make sure there isn’t someone right in front of you! If there is a cluster gathering as you are ready to leave the building, you are welcome to exit via the side entrance.
  • Hand sanitizer is available in the vestibule. Please use this when you enter, and again as you exit.
  • As of August 24th, you need to wear a mask inside any public building in Newfoundland. That does not include while you are seated with your bubble at a table to eat, but it does include times when you are walking about the room, perusing the gift shop, and when you are entering/exiting the building.
  • We are asked to dispose of any paper menu that has been used just once. We don’t like to be wasteful, so we’ll be asking you to share a single menu, or to use a digital menu: we have a QR code attached to the menu additions chalkboard in the vestibule that you can zap with your mobile device’s camera for access to our full menus. Simply focus your camera on the QR code square, and a link will pop up on your screen. Tap that, and you’ve got our full menu! If you need to use the free WiFi in order to access the online menu, our password for Norton’s Cove Café WiFi is ilovetiffins.
  • To avoid contact with you, your server will place food and drink items at one end of the table. Please pass them along to the right recipient at your table. When you’re done with a dish, please place it back at the end of the table so that your server can remove it without leaning in next to you. It feels weird, I know.
  • No hugs or handshakes, please. I’m in favour of the curtsy/bow greeting, or a nod/wink. Or in other words, please practice physical distancing from those who are not in your bubble.
  • If you have recently arrived in Newfoundland and are in quarantine, please phone in your order- we’d gladly make a contact-less delivery to anyone in the greater New-Wes-Valley area. I can send you an invoice that you can pay via nortonscove.com
  • Yes, almost everything on the menu is available for take-out. Just call in your order!
  • And lastly, if you feel any symptoms of illness that might possibly be linked to the Corona-virus, please stay home and contact a medical professional.

Memories of Tara T. Bryan

painting in my attic
drinking coffee or wine, depending on the sun’s progress in the day
setting type, always teaching, always learning
rambles at Cape Freels with dogs and husbands
feeling like family
early morning walks with dogs at Business Pond
hot tubbing in Flatrock
Tara crying while Richard played because she was so happy at the Wesleyville show opening
birthday cakes
her excellent southern evangelist impersonation
her strong skilled hands
wrestling costume ideas for Hannah, Hazel, & Jack
endless enthusiasm
that smile
so many great meals
excursions on boats
learning book-binding tips and tricks with Chris
her Thanksgiving dinner- best ever
big warm hugs
our best-laid plans to become thousandaires

My heart is broken to give you a link to Tara’s Obituary.

This week at Norton’s Cove Café

As of this morning, there are only
6 more breakfast-times
6 more lunch-times
8 more supper-times
& 3 more weekend brunches
at Norton’s Cove Café for this season.

But don’t panic, just call 536-2633 to book your table!
Hannah or Trina will fit you in!
And of course, you can always order take-out!

Starting today, we’ll be serving these soups:
Hearty Soup of the Day: Chili
Veggie Soup of the Day:
Moroccan Carrot Lentil

This is an exciting new series of sales events!
We’ll be on hand every Thursday evening to help you with your Christmas shopping lists at the Café Gift-Shop & at the Studio. I promise there will be some fabulous deals to be had, and seasonal drinks too!

Café hours:

Sunday
10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Monday
Closed
Tuesday
Closed
Wednesday
10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am – 8:00 pm, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am – 8:00 pm

The Café is scheduled to close for the season on October 10th, and we’re going out with a bang! Mick Davis will perform for us Live @ Norton’s Cove Café! We’ve got about 29 seats available, or 6 bubbles to seat people in, so make plans! There are just a few tickets left! Get your tickets at the studio in person, or in the online shop.

A band from Happy Valley – Goosebay, SILVER WOLF BAND will be playing Live @ Norton’s Cove on November 19th! Details coming soon!

And in December, we’re working on plans for our fourth Tibb’s Eve at Norton’s Cove Café, and also a New Year’s event!

Thank you all for your continued support, especially in times like this, when things are a little weird. It means a LOT to me, enabling me to employ seven people full time at the café, and to share some joy and beauty with all who stop in. And thank you to my gorgeous employees who are able to bring us all such great service and products at Norton’s Cove Café: Duke, Ted, Chrys, Amanda, Noah, Hannah, and Trina. xx

We’re doing a good job keeping COVID-19 away from our beautiful province, and we’d really like to keep it that way! Please follow our COVID-19 protocol to ensure that we keep ‘the Covid’ away!

  • Please call to make a reservation. This way, we can avoid clusters of people at the entrance. Please wait in your car (or somewhere that others won’t have to come within 6 feet of you) until it’s time for your reservation. Please do not wait on the front steps. When you open the door, step back first, to make sure there isn’t someone right in front of you! If there is a cluster gathering as you are ready to leave the building, you are welcome to exit via the side entrance.
  • Hand sanitizer is available in the vestibule. Please use this when you enter, and again as you exit.
  • As of August 24th, you need to wear a mask inside any public building in Newfoundland. That does not include while you are seated with your bubble at a table to eat, but it does include times when you are walking about the room, perusing the gift shop, and when you are entering/exiting the building.
  • We are asked to dispose of any paper menu that has been used just once. We don’t like to be wasteful, so we’ll be asking you to share a single menu, or to use a digital menu: we have a QR code attached to the menu additions chalkboard in the vestibule that you can zap with your mobile device’s camera for access to our full menus. Simply focus your camera on the QR code square, and a link will pop up on your screen. Tap that, and you’ve got our full menu! If you need to use the free WiFi in order to access the online menu, our password for Norton’s Cove Café WiFi is ilovetiffins.
  • To avoid contact with you, your server will place food and drink items at one end of the table. Please pass them along to the right recipient at your table. When you’re done with a dish, please place it back at the end of the table so that your server can remove it without leaning in next to you. It feels weird, I know.
  • No hugs or handshakes, please. I’m in favour of the curtsy/bow greeting, or a nod/wink. Or in other words, please practice physical distancing from those who are not in your bubble.
  • If you have recently arrived in Newfoundland and are in quarantine, please phone in your order- we’d gladly make a contact-less delivery to anyone in the greater New-Wes-Valley area. I can send you an invoice that you can pay via nortonscove.com
  • Yes, almost everything on the menu is available for take-out. Just call in your order!
  • And lastly, if you feel any symptoms of illness that might possibly be linked to the Corona-virus, please stay home and contact a medical professional.

A Note from the Studio Assistant

Daydream

The wind whips by, another day anew,
The clothes on the line dance well before noon,
The cove shines softly, like pearl among blue,
The sun warms the windows, the gulls croon their tune.

The shrubs lean east as if pulled by a string,
The grass wags gaily, thin blades a small swing,
With the vivid stages like flowers in spring,
I can’t help but wonder, if I’m dreaming.

-Taylor Curtis