Tuesday, December 29, 2009

New Year's Eve on Ice at the Frog Pond

The Boston Common Frog Pond Skating School presents
New Year's Eve on Ice:
A First Night 2010 Skating Exhibition

Sanctioned by the Skating Club of Boston

With special guest 1998 and 2002 Olympian, World Relay Champion, Four-Time World Championship Medalist and National Champion Speed Skater Dan Weinstein hosting!

The event will feature:
Yasmin Siraj
2010 New England and Eastern US Junior Ladies Champion
National Competitor

The Ice Mates
National Novice Synchronized Skating Silver Medalists

Layla Siraj
2010 New England Junior Ladies 5th Place

Masha Minaeva
2010 New England Juvenile Girls Champion
7th Place at Nationals

The Colonials
National/International Competitors Synchronized Skating Team

The Comedy Club at Cheers... in the Boston Globe!

In an article about the Boston comedy club scene in the Boston Globe on Thursday, December 24th, the Comedy Club at Cheers was not overlooked. Click the images to enlarge and read all about it!

Monday, December 28, 2009

Dinner & A Movie: The Indiana Jones Series

Looking for adventure? And a delicious meal?

Join us for a three course meal, with choice of appetizers and entrees, and a showing of a classic Indiana Jones film.

Film Schedule:
Saturday, January 9th - Raiders of the Lost Ark
Friday, January 29th - Temple of Doom
Friday, February 12th - The Last Crusade

Click the image below to enlarge for the menu and other details.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays from your friends at Cheers,
the Hampshire House, 75 Chestnut, and the Frog Pond!

Christmas Eve Gingerbread Lunch!

Due to the popularity of our Gingerbread House Party this year, we've added one last date!

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Space is limited, so please call to reserve a spot!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Five Ways to Follow the Comedy Club at Cheers

Interested in the Comedy Club at Cheers Faneuil Hall? You can keep track of what's going on through five different online tools!

Visit their Official Website!

Follow them on Twitter!

Read what's new on Tumblr!

Watch them on You Tube!

Become a fan on Facebook!

Monday, December 21, 2009

Tia's Gingerbread Birthday Party!

Last weekend, some of our Hampshire House family headed to 75 Chestnut to celebrate the ninth birthday of Tia,
the daughter of Sara Hyatt, who works in HR and Accounting.

Guests included the daughters on Marc Lomanno,
our Asst. Controller

Here's Marc, with one of his daughters.

Once the houses were brought out, everyone was hard at work!

Looks like Tia is using some Chicklets!

With so much candy,
it was hard to chose what building materials to use!

But first, you need a good layer of icing.

Artists at work!

This red and white house seems to match the artist's outfit!

A mix of peppermints, Chiclets, and licorice
made Tia's house complete!

Pink and green are a classic color combination,
and the snowy, gumdrop roof is very festive!

Colorful columns held up this house!

Those stripes look delicious!
It must have taken a lot of patience to match those colors.

In the back...
A very clever use of licorice!

Happy Birthday Tia!

We hope all your birthday wishes came true!

Special thanks to the sister of Michele Giacomozzi, our Catering Sales Director, who decorated these delicious Santa cupcakes!

The Santas became the official guards
of the completed gingerbread houses.

This one stopped to admire a well-crafted peppermint heart!

But they all guarded Tia's house with extra care!

Friday, December 18, 2009

Cheers Faneuil Hall: December Events

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We'll see you at Cheers Faneuil Hall!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

John Ratzenbuger returns to Cheers!

John Ratzenberger, who played mailman Cliff Clavin on Cheers, recently visited the Set Bar for lunch with some old friends.

From left: Tom Babson, who played Sam Malone's lawyer on Cheers; Thomas Kershaw, owner of the original Cheers bar that inspired the television show; and John Ratzenburger

From left: Tom Babson, Janet Kershaw, Thomas Kershaw, and John Ratzenburger

Just like old times!

Monday, December 14, 2009

The Front Desk at Gingerbread Brunch

The Front Desk staff, usually the ones to check guests in for an event, were able to relax and attend an event themselves...
The Hampshire House's Gingerbread Brunch!

Following a delicious brunch of waffles, eggs benedict,
and an omelet, Eric brought out a gingerbread house
for each receptionist and bags of icing!

After gathering candy from the buffet in the Baker Bar,
the ladies got to work on their houses.

Tracy decided to make a gingerbread version
of the Hampshire House, complete with Eric in his Valet coat.

She was very excited to show Eric her creation,
but not until she was done decorating!

Meanwhile, Sara made a gingerbread cottage inspired by her own home. Well, the apartment number is the same, but the roof might be a little different in real life.

A bit more abstract, Tracy decorated the front of her gingerbread Hampshire House with peppermint stairs, a candy cane front desk, two round candy receptionists checking a yellow Necco coat, and a candy wrapper chandelier.

Lara's house featured Necco Wafers as roof shingles
and Good & Plenty for a brick exterior.

Taylor's house had a beautiful gumdrop garden
with a hearty patch of candy canes!

It looks like everyone had a good time at brunch...

Especially Eric!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Hampshire House Anniversary Gala

Three weeks ago, the Anniversary Gala brought friends, neighbors, sponsors, and staff together to celebrate 40 years of Thomas Kershaw's ownership of the Hampshire House, 40 years of the Cheers bar, and 30 years of Cheers for Children.

It was only natural that Mr. Kershaw took the stage and express his thanks to all those who have helped the Hampshire House and Cheers thrive for so many years.

Tom Babson, now a Beacon Hill resident, played Sam Malone's lawyer on Cheers. He now visits the pub to sign autographs as fundraiser for Cheers for Children.

Jose Arias, Maintenance Supervisor,
has worked for the Hampshire House for 26 years.

Sara Hyatt, Payroll Administrator and Staff Accountant,
has worked for the Hampshire House for 23 years.

Jeanine Callahan, General Manager of Cheers Faneuil Hall,
has worked for Cheers for 23 years.

Bill DeCain, General Manager of Cheers Beacon Hill,
has worked for Cheers for 22 years.

Betsy Toczko, Manager of 75 Chestnut,
has worked at the restaurant for 20 years.

Karim Almechatt, Hampshire House Director of Operations,
has been an employee for 19 years.

Not in attendance, but greatly appreciated:
Fouad Hairoufe, Sous Chef,
has worked for the Hampshire House for 17 years.

Marc Lomanno, Assistant Controller,
has worked for the Hampshire House for 17 years.

Markus Ripperger, Vice President of Operations,
has worked for the Hampshire House for 17 years.

Christine Kelly, Cheers Server,
has been an employee for 16 years.

Also honored was Terri Cannady, Vice President of Finance.

Steve and Bill Honeycutt are also members of the Cheers family.
Steve has been our electrician of record for decades.
Bill, owner of John Brewer's Tavern,
got his start working in Cheers as a teenager.

Of course, the staff wanted to honor Mr. Kershaw on 40 successful years of operation! What could be more fitting than 9 liters of champagne and an equally large cake to match?

Congratulation! Here's to another 40 years!