Where to Stay

And if you’re looking for accommodations in the area while you’re planning a trip to Norton’s Cove for some Valentine’s fun, we’ve got you covered…

Kittiwake House B&B and Vacation Homes

A four star B&B in Badgers Quay (just a couple of minutes’ drive from Norton’s Cove), Kittiwake House is open year ’round. 

The Suite is $135 +HST per night and has a queen size bed, private bathroom, and includes a full breakfast in the morning. 

Two standard size rooms are available with a queen size bed, a shared bathroom, and a full breakfast in the morning for $89 +HST.

In nearby Newtown (15 minute drive from Norton’s Cove), Norrway Vacation House is a fully equipped, four bedroom, 1.5 bathroom, beautiful home away from home.  Rate is $225 +HST for the whole house/night.

To reserve any of these rooms (or a whole house!) please call Ruth or John at 709-536-5683 or 709-944-1148, or email JohnPelley@hotmail.com

Please note, there is no availability for February 16th and 17th.


The Feast of Saint Valentine

This Valentine’s Day, we have two events happening at Norton’s Cove Café…

First up, we have guest chef Peter Burt coming to the north side of the bay to serve up some delicious treats for a Valentine’s Supper. Supper reservations will start at 4pm and end at 8pm. And yes, you’ll need a reservation! (call Janet at the office: 709.536.2533) I’ll post the menu as soon as I can! The cost of a three course meal with tea/coffee will be $49, with options for each course.

Secondly, we’ll have a musical performance by Mike Sixonate of Twillingate fame. The show starts at 9 pm. You can purchase tickets for that part of the evening in the online shop, or here at the studio.

We’d be really pleased if you want to come out for both events, and yes, you can reserve a seat that you can keep for both supper and performance.


Robert Burns (25 January 1759 – 21 July 1796)

We’re planning a wee celebration of Robert Burns’ birthday, but at the moment, it is so wee, it looks like the event will be cancelled. So, if you would like to make a reservation for this Friday night, please do so as soon as you can! I’ll comment tomorrow on whether we have enough people interested to go ahead. Ted is really looking forward to wearing his kilt… please don’t disappoint him!

UPDATE: This event has been cancelled due to a lack of interest: too few reservations.

Even if you aren’t a poetry buff, you know the work of Robert Burns- you sing one of his creations every December 31st as it turns into January 1st.

Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
and never brought to mind?
Should auld acquaintance be forgot,

and auld lang syne?

For auld lang syne, my jo,
for auld lang syne,
we’ll tak’ a cup o’ kindness yet,
for auld lang syne.

And surely ye’ll be your pint-stoup!
and surely I’ll be mine!
And we’ll tak’ a cup o’ kindness yet,
for auld lang syne.

We twa hae run about the braes,
and pou’d the gowans fine;
But we’ve wander’d mony a weary fit,
sin’ auld lang syne.

We twa hae paidl’d in the burn,
frae morning sun till dine;
But seas between us braid hae roar’d
sin’ auld lang syne.

And there’s a hand, my trusty fiere!
and gie’s a hand o’ thine!
And we’ll tak’ a right gude-willie waught,
for auld lang syne.


To make a reservation, please call 536-2533, and leave a message if I’m away from the phone. Alternately, you can email me at nortonscovestudio@nf.aibn.com . No tickets are available- a reservation is all you need.

Call to Artists

As 2018 is finishing up, I’m looking at the 2019 calendar and wondering what events I’ll have to look forward to at Norton’s Cove Studio & Café.

I’d love to hear from performing artists to book Live @ Norton’s Cove Café events: please contact me at nortonscovestudio@nf.aibn.com to get the Terms & Conditions and other information. Who will we hear in January?

I’d also love to hear from authors and publishers to plan readings and special sales events.

And how about other artists? I’d love to host visiting artists here at the studio, where you can create and sell your work to visitors with full use of my printmaking equipment.

Happy Birthday Jack!

This gorgeous guy is 8 today- that’s 50 in dog years!

2018 on the Greenspond Walking Trail
With his sister Bella on Ship Island
With Fred in 2012
And again with Fred in 2016
 With his best friend Hazel and sister Bella at home in Brookfield.

Friday Nights are Back for Christmas!

Central Perk: after-hours at Norton’s Cove is back for Christmas!

Get together with your FRIENDS and enjoy special Christmas treats made by Amanda along with Duke’s famous nachos! Janet is making eggnog this year, along with the usual drinks menu.

NEW TIME: 7pm to 11pm

Merry Christmas from Norton’s Cove!

Live @ Norton’s Cove

Tuesday, December 11th

Ian Foster & Nancy Hynes
Doors open at 8pm, when Duke will start making his cheesy delicious pulled chicken nachos, and I will start serving drinks- and we’ll have cheesecake too!
The show starts at 9pm, when we can expect to fall in love with Ian & Nancy all over again.  Meet the artists, get your copy of the new CD signed, and all will be merry & bright!

Get your tickets here, or at the door.

Tonight’s the Night!

Back in 2002, I hosted the first annual Norton’s Cove Christmas Party & Sale. 

All sorts of festive treats: prizes, music, food & drink, and 25% off all artwork & giftware.
There is the annual draw for a $50 gift certificate at 9pm (you have to be an eNewsletter subscriber to qualify), and a door prize too!

Simple math tells us that this would be the 17th Norton’s Cove Christmas Party & Sale, but it’s actually the 18th…

One year, on the 1st Friday of December, there was a snowstorm.  I put out word to my followers on social media that the party would be postponed until Saturday night- I didn’t want my studio friends travelling on dangerous roads, and especially not in the dark.  BUT people came anyways!  Others had already told me they would come on Saturday night and stayed home, so we did the whole thing two nights in a row!  Certainly a memorable year!