Summer Memories

Hello Jazz Lovers,

I have been meaning to share some photos of my jazz inspired adventures from this past summer, but time has gotten away from me. Although summer is long gone, I thought you would enjoy hearing about a few events. I attended a Gatsby themed party at the Star Island Resort, and it was quite the affair. The soirée included a lawn picnic accompanied by a jazz band, lounging on rocking chairs on the massive porch sipping our beverages of choice, and exploring the picturesque island at our leisure. The 1920s style hotel was the main attraction on the island, and there were cottages sprinkled about which made it feel like a little colony. Star Island Retreat Center offers all types of personal and group retreats to fit just about anyone’s interest. I certainly have plans to return to partake of the art and writing retreats! In case you are interested in visiting, here is the link http://www.starisland.org In the meantime, here are some pictures to feast upon:

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The other event I attended was a murder mystery cruise held by the Actors’ Studio of Newburyport. We cruised around the harbor, and watched the antics of a professional acting troupe as they tried to deduce “who done it”. The audience actively participated throughout the performance, so there were some interesting ideas presented. My favorite character was CiCi, the hostess, because she was oh so southern and a master at skating around unpleasant topics (such as the fact that their last ship sank just before our voyage). Here are some fun photos from the event (I am sure you can guess which parts each these actors played just by looking at their costumes):

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I hope you all enjoyed your summer as well. Thank you for checking out my pictures, and be well until we meet again.

3 Comments

  1. jazzfeathers says:

    WOW! Those sounds (and look) like two fantastic events. I’m particularly intrigued by the murder mystery cruise.
    Did you guess who done it?

    1. Yes, I guessed correctly. It was CiCi – she killed a Russian engineer by dumping poison from her ring. It turns out he was responsible for the ship sinking, so he had to go down 🙂

  2. Deanna Scaramangos says:

    Cindy – I’m so glad you got to go to Star Island. What an experience. Loved your pics! I miss you. Last summer was crazy busy for me with moving Andy, my mother, me in September. It was nuts. This summer, I hope to meet up with you and catch up.

    Deanna

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