This Week at Norton’s Cove Café


Another wrench thrown in… back to alert level 4 for the Greater Norton’s Cove area.

I’ve been thinking about what we should do as a business these last couple of days, and have come to the conclusion that we will go ahead with our planned start dates. If we are still in Alert Level 4 next Wednesday (reopening day), then we we will open for take-out only. If you have a reservation for the first week, I’ll be in contact closer to the reservation day to let you know what’s on the go.


2021-06-02T10:00:00

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until

Norton’s Cove Café reopens for the season!

You can contact us directly to make a reservation for anytime during the entire 2021 season

Janet’s mobile 536-8166 (off-season)
Café 536-2633 (in-season)
Order online for pick-up with the subscribers’ special discount code MAY2021 to save yourself 20% off on all Norton’s Cove Apparel! This sale is only on for a few more days, until the end of May. The next discount will happen in September.

The Café Gift-shop is still open by appointment, and it’s products are available for browsing 24/7 via the online shop! You can choose to have your items shipped to you, or you can ‘pick-up in-store’.


Work on the Lower Deck is still progressing, if slowly, and the space will double our usual floorspace when we reopen for in-person dining. I just spent one of my days off painting doors and trims, and I’ll be spending a few of my evenings after work at the studio over there finishing that work. We still have to install bathroom fixtures, a track lighting unit (to illuminate Live @ Norton’s Cove performers), install floor covering on the stairs, remove all the tools (oh dear, we need another shed!), and furnish the space.

It’s Troutin’ Season

A little tidbit of information about “troutin'” (fishing for trout) in the ponds (lakes) of The Shore (the loop of pavement that takes you from the Trans Canada Highway at Gander up the north side of Bonavista Bay and back to the TCH at Gander Bay)

When Duke and I were living in Halifax (for my BFA NSCAD’98), he went fishing a couple of times with the locals. He learned that most Canadians do not have free access to the ponds or lakes to fish your supper, as land is mostly privately owned and one needs permission to cross the land. So I’d like to pass on some information to anyone who finds themselves in Newfoundland during this trouting season: Go to any pond on the side of a road and cast your hook- in season, of course! #TheShore is full of great fishing holes, and we have the lovely IBEC to give you the scoop on where and when you can fish for your supper.

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Victoria Day Weekend at Norton’s Cove Studio


Welcome to Norton’s Cove! While I have had many disappointed callers looking to make reservations at the Café (which opens for the season on June 2nd), you will find Norton’s Cove Studio open and actively printing new cards, mini-prints, and bookmarks this weekend!


Come on in for a visit while you #TourTheShore on Victoria Day Weekend!

#Printapalooza begins with a count of my inventory against my orders to fill and shop stock required, and that information gets me this print list:

The second step is to cut the required paper. I use this nice paper cutter to slice my 22×30″ sheets of 250g cotton fibre paper into the right sizes for cards, minis, and bookmarks. There is a tiny sliver left-over, which goes into storage for paper-making projects later on.

The next step is rolling out ink and printing all designs in a range of colours on my Praga etching press. Watch for more #Printapalooza progress shots as the week continues! And if you’re in the area, please stop in for a visit- we’d love to see you.


Norton’s Cove Studio is now open
10am – 6pm Wednesday through Saturday
10am – 3pm Sunday

The online shop is open 24/7 of course,
and you can choose to have your items shipped to you,
or you can ‘pick-up in-store’.


Order online for pick-up with the subscribers’ special discount code MAY2021 to save yourself 20% off on all Norton’s Cove Apparel! Or shop in store and get the same discount! That’s on all apparel, even the tee shirts that are on sale for $10 already! This will be the last sale until the Anniversary Sale in September.

This Week at Norton’s Cove Café


2021-06-02T10:00:00

  days

  hours  minutes  seconds

until

Norton’s Cove Café reopens for the season!

You can contact us directly to make a reservation for anytime during the entire 2021 season

Janet’s mobile 536-8166 (off-season)
Café 536-2633 (in-season)
Order online for pick-up with the subscribers’ special discount code MAY2021 to save yourself 20% off on all Norton’s Cove Apparel!

The Café Gift-shop is still open by appointment, and it’s products are available for browsing 24/7 via the online shop! You can choose to have your items shipped to you, or you can ‘pick-up in-store’.


As an NLOWE member, I am very pleased to welcome NLOWE advisors Lindsay Mercer and Betsy Saunders to the Lower Deck @ Norton’s Cove Café right here in New-Wes-Valley!

Illustrations Update


So I didn’t make my self-imposed deadline. I still have three panels that need more layers- I’m currently waiting for them to dry so I can add on top without the colours mixing. And I have one panel that I loathe and I will rework.

But I still want to start Printapalooza on Wednesday, and I want to take Monday and Tuesday off to do some garden work and reading. I also start a little business program on Wednesday evening. And I have a bit of work to do getting the Lower Deck ready to open. These will have to get finished when I get time in the evenings. Soon!


twelve of sixteen panels complete (I think): or 75%+

This Week at Norton’s Cove Studio


I am on a self-imposed schedule to get these illustrations completed before #printapalooza is set to start again on May 19th. And I’ve been keeping to a regular work schedule for the first time after 19 years in business, taking two days off each week. So that means that I have 3 days left to get this project complete or suffer the consequences: personal shame and a rather nasty inner monologue.

You might see my lights on and my open sign up later than usual for the next couple of days! Please do stop in for a visit while I’m painting.


six of sixteen panels complete (I think): or 38%

Norton’s Cove Studio is now open
10am – 6pm Wednesday through Saturday
10am – 3pm Sunday

The online shop is open 24/7 of course,
and you can choose to have your items shipped to you,
or you can ‘pick-up in-store’.


Order online for pick-up with the subscribers’ special discount code MAY2021 to save yourself 20% off on all Norton’s Cove Apparel! Or shop in store and get the same discount! That’s on all apparel, even the tee shirts that are on sale for $10 already! This will be the last sale until the Anniversary Sale in September.

This Week at Norton’s Cove Café


Just three more weeks before I can walk across Main Street for my cappuccino each morning! I’m so looking forward to our 5th season at Norton’s Cove Café! I’m really missing Ted’s seafood linguine, and Amanda’s orange partridgeberry muffins! How about you? What do you miss most when Norton’s Cove Café is closed?


mmmm… one of my all time faves!

The Café Gift-shop is still open by appointment, and it’s products are available for browsing 24/7 via the online shop! You can choose to have your items shipped to you, or you can ‘pick-up in-store’.

Order online for pick-up with the subscribers’ special discount code MAY2021 to save yourself 20% off on all Norton’s Cove Apparel!

2021-06-02T10:00:00

  days

  hours  minutes  seconds

until

Norton’s Cove Café reopens for the season!

You can contact us directly to make a reservation for anytime during the entire 2021 season

Janet’s mobile 536-8166 (off-season)
Café 536-2633 (in-season)

Mother’s Day

Moments after Fred was born

Parenthood is life changing, no doubt about it. The unconditional love that is born with a new tiny human is a marvellous force of nature. I am very happy to be the mother of an adult, and the days of no sleep are just a foggy memory! I have learned far more from my child than I have ever taught him. And I’m still learning, happily. As challenging a job as it can be, I have loved being a mother from day one. I am always thankful that this proud moment was possible.