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Silent Auction Items for the 2006 Event

To provide auction items for Peter's Fund Racer 2007, contact Scott Beebe at 617-350-5802 or David Newton at 888-797-2757.

The 2006 auction was a great success, raising over $33,000! Thanks for your participation and generosity!


1.  Estancia Pinnacle Limited Edition Double Magnum. Proprietor grown 1998 Monterey chardonnay. Donated by Robert Mazurkiewiecz of Paramount/Eber Bros. Wine and Liquor of New York. $250
2.  Renwood 2002 Zinfandel "Old Vine" double magnum. The 2002 Old Vine Zinfandel is deep ruby in color and has a bouquet that consists of brown sugar, caramel, sage, eucalyptus, while bursting with dark berry fruit. The flavor is a sumptuous blend of warm blackberries on the forward, with a hint of dried fruit, finishing with sweet fleshy tannins. Amador County, Lot # 370543. Donated by Robert Mazurkiewiecz of Paramount/Eber Bros. Wine and Liquor of New York. $350
3.  Hilltop Vineyard 2000 J. Lohr Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon 3 liter bottle. Clone "8" Cabernet Sauvignon was planted on its own roots in 1989, blended, and aged for 24 months with Cabernet Franc. The Hilltop Vineyard Cabernet is located on the highest, best-drained slope in the Paso Robles holdings. The east-facing vineyard produces rich, dark fruit, and a wine of both power and great style. Donated by Robert Mazurkiewiecz of Paramount/Eber Bros. Wine and Liquor of New York. $400
4.  Geyser Peak Reserve Alexandre 1999 double magnum With a deep opaque ruby color this wine exhibits restrained oak and intense blueberry, black cherry while mint characters dominate the aromas. Oak stays in the background as a supporting player, adding complexity to the wine but allowing its classic Alexander Valley character to shine. Signed by the winemaker and also generously donated by Robert Mazurkiewiecz of Paramount/Eber Bros. Wine and Liquor of New York. $400
5.  1.5L bottle of Argiano Solengo Super Tuscan Red Wine Wine Spectator gives this wine a 95 rating, saying "Still one of the top wines of the region. Bold and exotic, with a muscular style. Full-bodied, with fantastic, velvety tannins and a long, opulent finish. Got to love this wild wine. Best after 2007." $300
6.  WOW, One Magnum of Lafite Rothschild 2001. Kathleen Mastropasqua has magnanimously donated this bottle from the wine cellar of the Rothschild family--you're not finding this one in the store. Robert Parker raves about this hearty and world famous bordeaux ("complex bouquet with toasty oak leading the charge...there's richness and density on the palate that's consistent from entry until the end of a long finish"). This is a real stunner that is sure to please and impress. $550
7.  Magnum of 1989 Grgich Hills Chardonnay. Build a fire and invite another couple over to enjoy a wonderful bottle of wine. Generously donated by Errin Siagel $200
8.  One Magnum "La Dominique" 1982 St. Emilion Grand Cru Classe. This wine, also generously donated by Mr. Siagel is a real stunner. '82 was by far the best year for Bordeaux wines for all of the '80's and this vintner has been producing medium-bodied, attractively fleshy, succulently styled classics for years. This is sure to please. $450
9.  One Magnum 2001 Chateauneuf-Du-Pape "Domaine Pontifical". This well known classic wine will age beautifully or can be enjoyed now on a snowy winters night. With a dark ruby color and a fragrant black pepper and plummy fruit nose, this wine would go beautifully with a pan-grilled T-Bone steak crusted with black pepper. A real treat brought to us once again by Errin. $450
10.  And to go with that big bottle of red what could be better than this? Montana Legend Steaks delivered to your door In 1902 Malcolm Mackay (Michael Wang's grandfather) escaped the suits of Wall St. for a slice of adventure in the truly wild west. He homesteaded a ranch in Red Lodge Montana and the family, now in its fourth generation of ranching, has been raising unbelievable beef ever since. Thanks to the generosity of Montana Legend, now you too can enjoy the big flavor and bigger smiles that come with tasting this remarkable beef. Enjoy the "Big Sky Country Package" which includes: two New York strip steaks (10 oz.), two ribeye steaks (12 oz.), two top sirloin steaks (8 oz.), two petite sirloin steaks (5 oz.), and eight steakburger patties (5.3 oz.) Trust me when I tell you that you haven't had beef until you've had Montana Legend Beef. Seriously!! Check out their website at and/or contact the company to get on their email distribution list. $750
11.  Four Roundtrip Tickets on American Airlines. Good for coach class travel in the lower 48 states, certificate expires 12/31/06. Please note that award travel is capacity controlled and are based on availability at the time of reservation. $800
12.  Skier clock created by a Vermont artist and generously donated by the Artisans' Gallery in Historic Waitsfield. Perfect for your winter hideaway, or a ski enthusiast's room. $200
13.  Vermont Breakfast Package. All you need for a hearty breakfast: A pretty blue enameled mixing bowl chock full of breakfast goodie--green mountain coffee, jug of pure Vermont maple syrup, three packages of Vermont made pancake mix, blue whisk and spatula and a handy syrup dispenser. $100
14.  An original Naugus Head Design Bracelet from the "Mary" collection. Swarovski cube and bicone crystal with sterling silver components and a sterling dolphin clasp designed and generously donated by Patsy Wiswell. Check out her work at $100
15.  OGF (Our Good Friend) Becky Merriam has donated Four all day lift tickets to Loon. Good for the remainder of this season ONLY. $110
16.  Beautiful 9" hand blown glass bowl accented with sunny yellow and white accents. Hand-made, donated and signed by a Mad River Glass Gallery artist. $150
17.  Great for skiing, hiking, or going to class. Top of the line Ovo day backpack for multi-purpose use. Great for all ages. Donated by Vermont North Ski Shops $150
18.  Start them off right with these adorable, top of the line, brand new, red hot Dynastar skis and Rossignol bindings. Suitable for kids aged 4 to 6. Generously donated by our friend Brook at Mountainside Ski $175
19.  Enjoy a romantic dinner for two at Chez Henri. This Sugarbush staple has been a favorite of couples for years serving up classic French Bistro style cuisine. This $100 certificate has been donated by Henri himself. $125
20.  Vermont Made Wooden Salad Bowl. Vermont made wooden salad bowl and utensils donated by the Bowl Mill and utensils with salad fixings, cruet and an assortment of Vermont organic salad dressings topped- off by a William and Sonoma "Salads" cookbook. A great package for the greeny, healthy types out there. $125
21.  Ready to hang, large, colorful Vintage Ski Poster of a young girl in a red jacket skiing down the slopes of Kandersteg Switzerland. Generously donated and finished for hanging by our friend Jeff at the Parade Gallery in Warren Village $400
22.  Ready to hang, large colorful Vintage ski Poster of a young boy in red jacket on a Palma lift up the slopes of Les Tuffes France. Generously donated and finished for hanging by our friend Jeff at the Parade Gallery in Warren Village. $300
23.  Right on the access road, a great spot for dinner! Dinner for two at the Warren House donated by the general manager of this fine restaurant, Chris Jones. $200
24.  Mad River Rockets were designed by a local architect and are based right out of their store in Warren. The hottest new sleds on the hill. Donated to the auction by Jesse and Whitney this zingy Stinger sled is suitable for children (100 lbs. and under). $100
25.  An absolutely gorgeous hand blown 24" high vase. Royal blue exterior with rich metallic green interior and silver rim. Generously donated by local artist Michael Egan from his gallery in Granville, Vermont. $325
26.  A beautiful hand thrown Stoneware Pitcher by Vermont potter, Josephine Glazebrook, from her Odyssey Stoneware Gallery located in Warren Vermont. $125
27.  Straight from the Volpe's kitchen a basket full of homemade goodies including sour cherry jam, raspberry peach jam, summer tomato sauce, corn and black bean relish, hot pepper jelly, raspberry cordial, french pound cake, butterscotch sauce and assorted cookies. For anyone who has tasted any of the fine products coming out of the Volpe's kitchen you know that this is a package not to be missed. $200
28.  Joanne Goodwin once again has donated a beautiful painting of a snowy mountainside. For anyone who hasnt seen her stuff before you're in for a treat. $160
29.  Have your house painted by Joanne Goodwin. These museum quality house portraits are available as watercolor paintings or as pen and ink drawings. A lovely expression of your home's character and charm, your house portrait can be created from your photographs or on site if your home is within 35 miles of Beverly, MA. Check out her website at $300
30.  Two night stay for two at the incomparable Equinox Inn. This Rock Resort property has a romantic history that predates American independence and a colorful landscape in every direction. Located in Manchester Vt. this place has become a national treasure. Based on availability, not valid during holiday periods or between 08/01-10/20 and certificate expires 2/11/07. $650
31.  Enjoy a romantic getaway at the Pitcher Inn. This Relais & Chateaux property has donated a one night stay (valid midweek only) and includes afternoon tea and breakfast. Located in charming Warren Vermont this is truly a special spot. Expires 03/04/07 $250
32.  Summer in Vermont Enjoy a week this summer in this brand new, four bedroom condo in Plymouth, Vermont, between the ski areas of Okemo and Killington. Birch Landing is a 30-unit complex in a wooded setting on the shores of spring-fed Echo Lake, and features a pool, tennis court and a clubhouse. The condo has many custom details on three levels of living space, with a king-bedded master bedroom and another bedroom with two queen beds on the second floor, a twin-bedded room on the first floor and a sleeping area in the finished, walk-out basement with a queen bed. There are four full bathrooms, a steam shower and whirlpool tub in the master bath, a seven-person outdoor Jacuzzi, and cable TV. The kitchen is fully equipped for gourmet cooking, and there is a spacious living room, dining area, and a separate den. The lake shore is a five minute walk from the unit, and there is a two-person kayak available for your use. There are fans but no air conditioning. NO PETS and NO SMOKING. NOT available after October 1, 2006. Kindly donated by Sarah and Jeff Newton. $1,050
33.  Enjoy a week in a 4 Bedroom, 4 Bath house 100 yards from the beach in beautiful Wild Dunes SC. There are 2 Fazio courses, tons of tennis, pools, fishing, boating etc all close by and you are only 20 minutes from historic Charleston. Good from Oct '06 to March '07 ONLY for a week mutually agreed upon with the owner. Generously donated by Jeff and Jill Wolff. Check out for details. $1800
34.  Enjoy a 1 week stay in a 2 bedroom condo at the soon to be completed Claybrook Residences at Sugarbush. If you were closer to the lifts, you'd be loading them. Great for summer or fall too as there is a year round pool. Check out Valid 01/01/07 to 12/21/07 with the only blackout date being the week of the 2007 Peters Fund Racer. $1650
35.  Four nights lodging in a 2 bedroom condo at Deer Valley Resort Includes 4 days of skiing (no boarding) for 4! Not valid over holiday periods or film festival and is subject to availability. Black out dates include: 12/22/06-01/01/07, 01/18/07-1/28/07 and 2/14/07-2/24/07. Good through 4/15/07. $2,300
36.  Join another couple and enjoy a 3 night stay at the beautiful Sagamore Hotel on the shores of Lake George. A gorgeous resort with indoor and outdoor tennis, a spa, all sorts of water sports and six restaurants. Your stay includes 3 rounds of golf per person (carts included) on their Donald Ross course. Not valid July and August or during holiday periods, and on a space available basis only. No extensions and good for 1 year. $1700
37.  A one week stay in a 2 bedroom, 2 bath condo at Palmas Del Mar in Puerto Rico. Two great golf courses, 14 restaurants, sprawling tennis complex, and a Sheraton casino all close by. Check out the view from the neighboring unit at (not this units description but shows that you are right on the beach). Our long time supporter, Dan Lacoff, is selling the unit so will probably need to be used before the end of April '06 and there may be week that are booked as its in a rental pool. But we wont cash your check until we're sure that you have a week booked so bid early and bid often. $1000
38.  Outfit your child for the slopes with one helmet, a pair of mittens, and a pair of youth goggles. All items in size small and will fit a child in the 6-8 year old range. Graciously donated by Bertie Holland. $100
39.  Lobsters Our friend Pat White, veteran lobsterman and former president of the Maine Lobsterman's Association, will personally pluck a dozen, hand-selected 1 1/2 pound crustaceans (or if you prefer, 10 2lbers) from the clear, clean waters of the Gulf of Maine and ship them directly to you on ice for your summer party. They'll arrive at your door alive and kickin' and just hours from the depths of their former home in the Atlantic. Minimum two week advance notice. Not valid after September 15, 2006. Sincere thanks to Patty Fiorelli for the donation. $600
40.  Two Red Sox Seats Six rows from the Red Sox on deck circle. Watch the Sox take on the Blue Jays on Thursday May 25th, 7:00 before heading out for Memorial Day weekend. Thanks to our friend Ed Ingalls you'll be on T.V. all night long. $600
41.  OPENING DAY RED SOX vs. TORONTO Be part of this annual rite of passage on Tuesday, April 11 while taking in the Sox game from Section 24, Box 141, Row GG, Seats 1&2. Third base side, looking down the first base line. Thanks to Jim Newton, we have two seats. If you've never been, its not to be missed! $650
42.  Four Red Sox Tickets to a warm weather game. Drew Hurley of The Arthur Hurley Co. has once again donated 4 awesome seats to a Red Sox game. In the 10th row right behind home plate the seats dont get much better than these. Pick a game, either weekday or weekend (Yankees and inter-league games excluded), and we'll see if the tickets are available. Game availability is subject but feel free to check before bidding if you would like. $800
43.  What a great package. Two seats to the Red Sox, dinner for two at Great Bay, hotel room at Commonwealth hotel, and breakfast at Eastern Standard. Spend Sat night, June 10th, in style and comfort at this new swank spot right around the corner from Fenway. On Sunday take in the Red Sox game against the Rangers at 2:05 from the 6th row right behind home plate. Thanks to Bobby Harkins and the Commonwealth Hotel, this is sure to be a great weekend. $850
44.  A threesome at one of the country's best, The Country Club, with your host and our good friend, Jim Hitchings. Winning bid includes 18 holes, caddies and 19th hole activities. Good through the Fall of 2006 ONLY. Expensive and well worth it. $1700
45.  Same great venue, different gracious host. Enjoy all of the above at The Country Club with our very generous supporter, Bill Lynch. Expires fall '06. $1800
46.   A beautiful etching, titled "Thisbe," by nationally acclaimed artist, Bill Brauer. Mr. Brauer is one of Vermont's most successful artists who has had solo exhibits from New England, to Florida, to Santa Fe, to the Pacific Northwest. A serious collector's item, you will need to see this at our auction in order to fully appreciate it's beauty. $500
47.  Traditional Handmade Nantucket Basket. - 6" in diameter with Spalted Maple Base, ivory knobs and cherry handle. Handmade by Darthea Hoss Collins of Hingham who has been making Nantucket Baskets for eleven years. Made with the traditional Nantucket Basket materials, this basket will darken with age. These baskets were made on the island of Nantucket more than 150 years ago by the crew manning the lightships off its coast. Nantucket Baskets take a great deal of patience and time to make. They are woven on a wooden mould and all rims, handles, etc. are handmade by the basket maker. To get in touch with the artist email. $325
48.  Rudy Turnstone - This contemporary Rudy Turnstone was handcarved and mounted on driftwood by bird carver, Bill Collins of Hingham. Bill has been carving birds and fish for about twelve years. Each piece is different, hand carved by Bill and painted by his wife, Darthea Collins. Bill started bird carving after his father-in-law passed away. Bob Hoss (father-in-law) was a well-known bird carver and Bill inherited Bob's patterns when he passed away. Bill decided to carry on the Hoss tradition and does a number of the same birds that Bob did through his career and more. Bob's signature piece was a replica of a child's toy of the Boston Public Garden Swan Boats. He sold over 200 of them during his career. Bill started with the Swan Boats and has now branched off to doing his own creations as well. The Rudy Turnstone is one of Bill's own creations. Bill and his father-in-law (postumously) were featured on Channel Five's Chronicle several years ago. More information on the Rudy Turnstone and other hand carved birds and fish and the Swan Boat can be obtained by emailing Bill. $250
49.   Certificate for a massage What's the best way to relax after a long day of skiing (besides hitting the Blue Tooth)? Get a massage from the Alta Day Spa in Warren Village, that's what. $75
50.  Les Paul Guitar knock-off. Here is the last Les Paul knock-off in my collection. Please bid high to be the new owner of this 1970's sunburst Les Paul Standard model guitar. During the late 70's America found it defending its patent syste and in so doing, the lawsuit centered on Japanese and Korean imported guitars that were dead on copies of USA made Gibson Les Paul Guitars. The USA refused to allow their imported cars until they stopped copying/importing our patented guitars. This is one of those guitars made in Asia, it is as close to the real thing as you can get. The electronics are awesome! It's a very good copy of the real Les Paul Standard sunburst, (needs a pick guard to be perfect) made by Royce! Comes in a new black gig bag for transport to lessons or the garage next door along with a new set of strings and picks. These copied Les Paul guitars have become very collectable! Once again donated by our longtime supporter Fred Markham. $500
51.  An all inclusive dinner for two at the soon to be named, "Round Restaurant" at the now being built Claybrook Resort. Check out this awesome setting at Donated by the developers of Claybrook and the owners of Sugarbush. Valid for one year from the anticipated opening date in Dec '06. $120
53.  Enjoy a glorious day on the slopes of Sugarbush with your own Private Ski Instructor for a Day. Tom Noon, longtime member of the Sugarbush ski school, has generously donated a full day private lesson. Get a group or spend the day with him one on one but either way, after a day with Tom you are sure to be the favorite for the coveted first place trophy for Peters FUNd Racer 2007. Good for the rest of the 2006 ski season ONLY on a mutually agreed upon date. $200
54.  Special edition Vermont Teddy Bear that will tug at anyone's heart. The skier bear, complete with cool shades, ski hat, ski bibs and a super sharp set of skis. Peter's favorite favorite gift to give. You will fall in love with this adorable bear. Generously donated by the famous Vermont Teddy Bear Factory in Shelburne, Vermont. $100
55.  Kathie Stevens donates another great day for those people who appreciate the best of golf. This is a chance to play one of the finest courses on Cape Cod, Eastward Ho in Chatham. Kathie is a "6" so bring your best game. Valid thru the fall of '06 ONLY $550
56.  Four all day/all lift tickets to Pats Peak with four "learn to ski and snowboard" lessons included. Compliments of one of the prettiest skiers on the East coast, Bertie Holland. Expires April '07 $200
57.  One Gold Pass at Sugarbush for the winter of '06-'07. Good everyday, all season long. Thanks to Summit Ventures, the generous owners of New England's best ski resort. $800
58.  So you can't cook or would like to cook better? Here's your chance. Team up with as many as 4-6 of your friends and renowned French-trained chef Sandy Dine, who's been teaching adults how to cook and cook well for years, as she takes you through the preparation of an unbelievable 4 course meal. From elegant soups and salads, to entrees such as salmon in prosciutto on a bed of lentils and shrimp curry, to scrumptious desserts such as French apple tart and chocolate souffle. The fun takes place at Sandy's house in Brookline. Oh yeah. So you don't get parched during the festivities, we'll provide 2 great bottles of white and 2 of red. (You can't cook without wine) $700
59.  "OMEGA" 15"x15" original Glicee print set in 18.5"x18.5" frame composition by Vermont artist, John Wolff $130
60.  "ETA" 15"x15" original Glicee print set in 18.5"x18.5" frame composition by Vermont artist, John Wolff $100
61.  Johnny Damon comes back to Boston. Thanks to Walter Donovan we have Four Red Sox tickets against the Yankees on May 23rd in the new Pavilion club. $1500
62.  Golf for 3 at Wollaston Golf Club. If you haven't played 19 holes with Lenny Pasciucco you haven't played golf. Don't miss out on what will surely be a great afternoon. $1,000
63.  Hand Signed limited edition serigraph of Jim McMahon. This work of art if not only signed by the artist, its also signed by "MAC" himself. A collectors item. $500
64.  Vermont Baked Beads Necklace Fun necklace for the young and young at heart. $100
65.  Vermont Baked Beads Necklace $50
66.  Vermont Baked Beads Necklace $40
67.  Schoolhouse Market Cheese Basket Featured in Gourmet Magazine for their "nationally acclaimed and locally loved" cheeses. $45





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