Staunton Performing Art Center Ornaments & Note Cards
The ornament is a depiction of the Dixie Window in beautiful brass and enamel. The note cards are a color photo of the three Dixie windows, including envelopes.
The ornament is $15.
Pack of eight cards is $15.
They can be purchased at the Staunton Performing Arts Center office at 103 East Beverley Street, Staunton or at Bookworks, 101 West Beverley Street, Staunton. They can be ordered by phone at 540-885-3211. MasterCard, VISA, and American Express are accepted. Add $5 for shipping and handling, if needed.
Dixon Studio Gifts!
Make Christmas more meaningful -and more beautiful- with gifts from the Priestly Life Catalog at Dixon Studio. And, make it easy on yourself with free gift wrapping! We have searched through all the seasonal silliness to find a few wonderful pieces that are engaging and inspiring, as well as appropriate gifts for and from priests.
Check out the Christmas Shopping page for the free giftwrap items. And remember: free shipping site-wide this week AND all books always on sale! This is too good and too easy!
Pamper Your Canine Friends This Holiday at Turtle Lane. Turtle Lane has gifts for your canine family members! We carry locally made gourmet dog treats, collars and charms! Bring your pooch by anytime for a free sample! We also carry great locally made gifts, featuring work from over 30 of your friends and neighbors.
The Wine Cellar Holiday Wine Case 2011 ($149)
Gruet Brut (New Mexico) This Brut offers a crisp and full-bodied sparkling wine, which has developed rich complexity and fine mousse. Brilliant with ultra fine bubbles. A wonderful fine bouquet dominated by green apple and grapefruit flavors combines with the allure of toasty finish from twenty-four months on tirage, a complement to the sophisticated apple and citrus flavor.
Angeline Sauvignon Blanc ( Russian River, California) – This wine, produced 100% in stainless steel is the ideal refreshment by a warm fire on a cool day. Fresh floral, honeydew melon and bright tropical aromas lead to crisp and lively green melon flavors. This wine finishes soft and light with a lingering touch of citrus. Try with mango shrimp, light spiced halibut with lemon or crab-stuffed flounder.
Man Vitners Chenin Blanc (South Africa) – Bright yellow, cool aromas of melon, kiwi, lime zest and herbs and Juicy and densely packed, with a bit of sweetness balanced by brisk acidity. A crisp, clean midweight with a lively finish. A versatile food wine to go with most poultry, fish and salad dishes. Also fabulous as an aperitif.
Santa Julia Torrontes (Mendoza, Argentina) – An organic, dry wine that pours a pale white gold with an aromatic nose with notes of grapefruit, rose, and peach. The wine is light-bodied and refreshing with vibrant tastes of grapefruit, orange, pear, ginger and lively acidity; a long finish and the flavors linger on with a hint of orange peel. Delicious with spicy dishes, smoked salmon, or composed salads.
Barren Ridge Tinkling Spring (Virginia) – The Shenandoah Valley in a glass by way of vidal blanc, vignier, traminete, chardonnay and riesling. With an intriguing lime ice nose, spritely lime and ripe green fruit palate and medium finish. Cool, crisp and fruity, this exclusive wine features the artwork of local artist P. Buckley Moss. Pair with seafood, lemon chicken, curry, tajines.
Ruca Malen Chardonnay (Argentina) – Ripe, luscious pear, apples, peaches, and apricot share a ride on a creamy texture with notes of caramel and toasty vanilla spice. It is also surprisingly bright with acidity and a great food match for turkey, stuffing, and creamed pearl onions.
Evodia (Catalyud, Spain) – This wine offers up a slightly exotic nose of earthy minerality, mocha, black cherry, black raspberry, high-pitched aromas of strawberry preserves, and pungent flowers. Concentrated but not at all heavy; sweet raspberry and blackberry flavors are lifted by a hint of violet. Pairs well with cured pork and aged cheeses.
Monte Sciavo Rosso Piceno (Italy) – Rosso Piceno is a red wine from Marche (“The Marches,” the Italian region across from Rome, on Italy’s eastern Adriatic coast. It’s made from at least 60 percent Sangiovese (the Chianti grape), plus some of Marche’s native Montepulciano. Similar to Chianti in style, pairs well with pasta and pizza, and roasted herbed meats.
McManis Family Vineyards Petit Sirah (California) – Deep purple in color with bright hues, the Petite Sirah is full of boysenberry and blueberry fruit aromas. Mocha notes contributed from oak aging are also present. The wine is big, rich and full of juicy red and black fruit flavors. Serve with game, roasted garlic, and filet mignon.
Gabriele Rausse Cabernet Sauvignon (Virginia) – Attractive and inviting black cherry palette, nicely seasoned with a wisp of spice. Produced in Italian style with clean structure and clear fruit flavors, most likely the only stainless steel aged Cabernet Sauvignon in Virginia. Classic with steak au poivre, aged cheeses like Parmeggiano Regiano and of course, chocolate.
Santa Julia Malbec (Mendoza, Argentina) – Dark violet with brilliant purple colors. Good complexity in the nose with aromas of ripe fruit such as figs, plums, and blackberries.. Notes of vanilla, tobacco, coffee, and chocolate. Full-bodied red wine with sweet tannins, good structure, and long finish. Pairs perfectly with a juicy steak, beef bourguignon, pasta with red sauces, or dark chocolate.
Xavier Cotes du Ventoux (France) – Dense ruby/purple color followed by a warm elegant nose of red and black fruits and spice; intermixed with subtle herbs, forest floor and spring flowers. Noteworthy length and balance. Perfect for enjoying with roasted meats or a simple wild mushroom pasta dish and cheeses.
Naughty or Nice? Give the Gift of Shakespeare this Holiday Season.
Ebenezer Scrooge, Bob Cratchit, and Tiny Tim return to the Blackfriars Playhouse in Charles Dickens’s classic holiday story, A Christmas Carol. Bring the whole family* to see the 2011/12 Almost Blasphemy Tour as they offer up a production full of music, laughter, and cheer.
Enjoy the snarkier side of the holiday season with Ginna Hoben’s The Twelve Dates of Christmas and David Sedaris’s The Santaland Diaries. Leave the kids at home,* grab a drink at our bar, and escape the holiday rush.
Give the Gift of Shakespeare
Share your love of the American Shakespeare Center this holiday season. Whether it’s a package under the tree or the anticipation of a once-in-a-lifetime experience, the ASC can provide the perfect present for everyone on your list.
|The Blackfriars Playhouse Gift Shop is now ONLINE. You can shop at the Blackfriars Playhouse during a visit to Staunton or while you’re cozy at home in your pajamas. Get that ASC swag you’ve been wanting - SHOP NOW Give an adventure this year with full or partial scholarship to one of our ASC Summer Camps. Anyone from age 9-99 can learn and play with us at the Blackfriars Playhouse. – LEARN MOREASC Gift Cards can be used for tickets or gift shop merchandise, making them a fitting gift for the person who has everything. They can be purchased ONLINE or at the Blackfriars Playhouse Box Office. Blackfriars Playhouse Ticket Packages are giftable. Give your favorite Shakespeare lover 6, 10, or 16 tickets that they can use whenever they’d like.|
All’s Well Massage Holiday Hours for Gift Card Sales!
Fri., Dec. 16, 4-7pm
Sat., Dec. 17, 2-6pm
Sun., Dec 18, noon-5pm
Gift Packages from All’s Well Massage Studio. Choose from:
½ hr. massage with soft hands or sole cleanse treatment just $40
1 hr. massage with both soft hands and sole cleanse treatment just $80
11 E. Beverley St., Suite 17 540-213-1975 Laura & Lisa. www.allswellmassage.com
Staunton Augusta Art Center presents the annual Art for Gifts exhibition and sale November 19-December 31 . Art for Gifts is open seven days per week with extended hours: 10-6 Mon. – Sat. and 1-4 Sun. Closed Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. Located at 20 S. New Street in the Smith Center building across from the Visitor Center and parking garage in historic downtown Staunton. Art for Gifts features affordable, unique gifts of art and fine craft by over 70 Virginia artists, many participating for the first time. No admission charge. Members receive a 10% discount on all purchases. For more information, visit www.saartcenter.org or call 540.885.2028.
Smith Center Museum Store on One-of-a-Kind Items! The Smith Center Museum Store has placed two one-of-a-kind side tables on SALE! Made by local artist and fine craftsmen, Gary Hostetter. Wood includes Mahogany and Spalted Maple. All original, Shaker Style designs. More of Gary Hostetter’s work available in store. Holiday Hours: Mon-Fri 11am-6pm, Sat 10am-6pm, Sun 1-4pm.
Smith Center Museum Store ~20 S. New St. ~ 540-886-8755