Friday, November 30, 2012

Guest Newsletter for Saturday, December 1


 Here is the Hawthorne Guest Messenger for Saturday, December 1.



Hotel Notes

Stop by the Tavern on the Green this week and warm up by our roaring fireplace with our Cocktail of the Week: A Butternut Coffee, made with hot coffee, Trader Vic’s Kona Coffee liqueur and Butterscotch Schnapps, topped with whipped cream and butterscotch-bourbon drizzle.

The Hawthorne Hotel is happy to be hosting the wedding reception of Serena Shapiro and Matthew Molk today. We would like to congratulate Serena and Matthew, and we hope that all of your family and friends have a wonderful time celebrating with you here today. Please let us know if there is anything we can do to help you feel at home!

What’s Happening in Salem and the North Shore This Week

This weekend is the annual Christmas in Salem Historic House Tour. This year we invite you to explore Salem Willows, a quaint oceanside neighborhood of 19th and early 20th century homes and cottages. Tickets are $30 ($25 for Historic Salem members), and the tour also includes complimentary Salem Trolley service, restaurant, shopping and attraction discounts, a holiday concert at the House of Seven Gables and an afternoon tea right here at the Hawthorne Hotel. The event runs from 10:00am to 4:30pm on Saturday and 11:30am-4:30pm on Sunday. To reserve tickets, visit ChristmasInSalem.org or call (978) 745-0799


I hope to see you here!

Juli

A Special Anniversary Dinner in the Tavern on the Green

This past Tuesday night, our Tavern on the Green restaurant had a pair of special visitors: Ed and Marcia Reilly, who were here celebrating their 29th wedding anniversary by having dinner by our warm fireplace. Ed and Marcia have celebrated many of their anniversaries over the years here at the Hawthorne Hotel, and for a good reason: the couple had their wedding reception here in our Ballroom on November 26, 1983.




We love when those who have celebrated their special day here come back over the years to visit and share their story with us. Having such a strong connection to so many lives is part of what makes the Hawthorne unique.

I hope to see you here,

Juli

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Guest Newsletter for Friday, November 30


Here is the Hawthorne Guest Messenger for Friday, November 30.



Hotel Notes

Stop by the Tavern on the Green this week and warm up by our roaring fireplace with our Cocktail of the Week: A Butternut Coffee, made with hot coffee, Trader Vic’s Kona Coffee liqueur and Butterscotch Schnapps, topped with whipped cream and butterscotch-bourbon drizzle.

The Toys for Tots Teddy Bear Tea will be held in the Hawthorne Hotel ballroom on December 15th from 12PM-2PM.  Reservations are strongly recommended and can be made by calling 978-825-4311.  The Hawthorne Hotel will also be an official drop off site for Toys for Tots.  If you are interested in making a donation please contact the hotel at 978-744-4080.  Donations must be unwrapped and unused.   

What’s Happening in Salem and the North Shore This Week

This weekend is the annual Christmas in Salem Historic House Tour. This year we invite you to explore Salem Willows, a quaint oceanside neighborhood of 19th and early 20th century homes and cottages. Tickets are $30 ($25 for Historic Salem members), and the tour also includes complimentary Salem Trolley service, restaurant, shopping and attraction discounts, a holiday concert at the House of Seven Gables and an afternoon tea right here at the Hawthorne Hotel. The event runs from 10:00am to 4:30pm on Saturday and 11:30am-4:30pm on Sunday. To reserve tickets, visit ChristmasInSalem.org or call (978) 745-0799


I hope to see you here!

Juli

Supporting Salem State University

We are so fortunate here in Salem, MA to have so many things that make a community vibrant -- a world-class university, an excellent medical center/hospital, a unique tourism destination, wonderful restaurants, interesting historic neighborhoods, a variety of waterfront venues, an amazing museum, all right here in our small city.

One of the things that I get to do in my job is to provide an interface for the Hawthorne Hotel with many of these entities, and this month it was Salem State University's turn.

Two weeks ago I was a guest lecturer for Prof. Mindy Jeon's hospitality class at SSU.  The class is HRI201 Hotel Operations Management, which is part of the Hospitality Management Program (concentration) in the Management Department at the Bertolon School of Business there.  The class consists of a few Sophomores, but mostly Juniors or Seniors.

This week I invited that same class of students to tour the Hawthorne Hotel with me.  They got to see both the front of the house, or publicly-accessible areas, as well as the heart of the hotel (or back of the house) and they seemed to enjoy it all.

Here is a photo of the group, which I took while we were in the Library at the end of our tour.  I thought that those who braved some awful weather to travel from their campus to the Hotel for the tour (and who all arrived on time) deserved a little of our Hawthorne Hotel "blog love."

Here are, left to right, Prof. Mindy Jeon with students, Jordan, Keith, Wislande, Brittany, Carlo, Leanne, Joe, Yoko, Takumi, Sarah, and Cassie.
I hope you enjoy knowing a little bit more about what we do here at the Hawthorne Hotel to support the Salem community.

We hope to see you here.

Juli

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Guest Newsletter for Thursday, November 29


Here is the Hawthorne Guest Messenger for Thursday, November 29.



Hotel Notes

Don’t forget to make reservations for our Christmas in Salem Holiday Tea.   Happening on December 1st in Nathaniel’s, our now-traditional holiday tea is $19.95 per person plus tax and gratuity.  Reservations are recommended, and can be made by calling 978-825-4311.

Stop by the Tavern on the Green this week and warm up by our roaring fireplace with our Cocktail of the Week: A Butternut Coffee, made with hot coffee, Trader Vic’s Kona Coffee liqueur and Butterscotch Schnapps, topped with whipped cream and butterscotch-bourbon drizzle.

What’s Happening in Salem and the North Shore This Week

This weekend is the annual Christmas in Salem Historic House Tour. This year we invite you to explore Salem Willows, a quaint oceanside neighborhood of 19th and early 20th century homes and cottages. Tickets are $30 ($25 for Historic Salem members), and the tour also includes complimentary Salem Trolley service, restaurant, shopping and attraction discounts, a holiday concert at the House of Seven Gables and an afternoon tea right here at the Hawthorne Hotel. The event runs from 10:00am to 4:30pm on Saturday and 11:30am-4:30pm on Sunday. To reserve tickets, visit ChristmasInSalem.org or call (978) 745-0799


I hope to see you here!

Juli

Meet Some of Our Regular Guests

Left to right, standing:  Meaghan Bettano, and her father Ron Bettano.  Jennifer (Bettano) Blackwell and Nathaniel Blackwell.   Seated:  Mary Bettano and Katherine Bettano.

Our Tavern is such a cozy and inviting place for our guests.  Visiting tables in our restaurants is always fun for me.

Several years ago I met the Bettano family when I was doing that, and when I was walking table-to-table tonight, there they were again, and very happy to see me.  They shared that I had blogged about them about three years ago when Katherine was in a stroller, and now she is a very active three-year old.

Ron and Mary were married here at the Hawthorne Hotel on December 30, 2006, and this hotel has a special place in their hearts.  Mary works at Union Hospital in Lynn, and the family lives in Peabody, but the Hawthorne Hotel is their special place.

When they got married, their families came together, with Meaghan and Jennifer becoming sisters as Ron and Mary's children.  Then little Katherine came along, so they truly became a fully-blended family.

Serving in the U.S. Army, Captain Nathaniel Blackwell and First Lieutenant Jennifer Blackwell are currently stationed at Ft. Hood in Killeen, Texas, but they were all so happy to be together with their family for the Thanksgiving holidays.

I hope you enjoy getting to know our loyal guests just a little bit more. I look forward to welcoming you to the Hawthorne Hotel as well.

Juli

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Guest Newsletter for Wednesday, November 28


Here is the Hawthorne Guest Messenger for Wednesday, November 28.



Hotel Notes

  • Don’t forget to make reservations for our Christmas in Salem Holiday Tea.   Happening on December 1st in Nathaniel’s, our now-traditional holiday tea is $19.95 per person plus tax and gratuity.  Reservations are recommended, and can be made by calling 978-825-4311.

  • The Toys for Tots Teddy Bear Tea will be held in the Hawthorne Hotel ballroom on December 15th from 12PM-2PM.  Reservations are strongly recommended and can be made by calling 978-825-4311.  The Hawthorne Hotel will also be an official drop off site for Toys for Tots.  If you are interested in making a donation please contact the hotel at 978-744-4080.  Donations must be unwrapped and unused.   


What’s Happening in Salem and the North Shore This Week

  • This Saturday, December 1, marks the return of the Classic Christmas Theater series at the House of Seven Gables. Surround yourself with the spirit of the season as Christmas scenes from famous works of literature including Little Women and A Christmas Carol are brought to life for audiences in the rooms of The House of the Seven Gables. This event runs from 3pm to 6pm with performances beginning every 10 minutes and lasting approximately 30 minutes. Call 978-744-0991 ext. 104 for reservations to this event.



I hope to see you here,

Juli

Thanksgiving Photos

I thought you might like to see some photos of the Hawthorne Hotel on Thanksgiving, so here they are:
Baked Brie en Croute with Spiced Pecans and Fresh Fruit

Dessert Station in the Grand Ballroom

Grand Ballroom
 
Seating in the Tavern
Salads on the Buffet

Lobby Buffet Table
Lobby Buffets
Tavern Set for Thanksgiving
 
Breads Station

View of the Lobby Buffet Stations as seen from the stairs

Executive Chef Steve Nelson checking on the food stations in the Lobby

Juli Lederhaus, General Manager and Claire Kallelis, Assistant General Manager and Director of Food and Beverage
Claire Kallelis; Claire-Marie Gauthier, Function Coordinator; Lee White, Host
I hope these photos give you a little idea of what one of our "special occasion" grand buffet meals is like here at the Hawthorne Hotel.  They are typically very busy, with seating in the Tavern, the Grand Ballroom, Nathaniel's and Sophia's, and with the main buffets set up in the lobby, and the dessert buffets in the function rooms.

One of the things that I do on the occasion of all of our Grand Buffets is to offer a complimentary photo session with the Hawthorne Hotel's Chief Photographer (who also happens to be me!)  Here is the link to the photo album for this Thanksgiving:  Thanksgiving at the Hawthorne Hotel 2012

We are currently taking reservations for our Christmas Day Grand Buffet.  We are filling up quickly, so if you want to get in on the action, please call us at 978-825-4311 and reserve now.

I hope to see you here.

Juli

Monday, November 26, 2012

New Menu for the Atrium at PEM

If you are a frequent reader of all that we post, you will already know that we are the in-house caterer and food service provider at the Peabody Essex Museum (PEM), but if you are not, now you know!

Here is the latest version of the menu for the quick-serve food service option there -- the Atrium.

Please note that you DO NOT need to be visiting the museum, nor pay admission, if you simply want to eat there, or pick up an order to-go.  Just tell the reception folks that is your intent.

Personally I think that getting a soup and sandwich or salad from the Atrium is THE best quick lunch in Salem, and at a reasonable price as well.



Guide to Enjoying Lunch in the Atrium

Most items are ready to pick up, pay for and enjoy,
thus facilitating your visit to the Peabody Essex Museum.

Items that are ready to go include:
Clam Chowder, Soup of the Day, 
Ready-Made Sandwiches, Rolls and Butter, Fresh Fruit,

Fresh Salads (with your choice of dressing),
Yogurt Parfaits, Freshly-Baked Pastries, Bagged Snacks,
Regular and Decaffeinated Coffee, Assorted Gourmet Teas,
Soft Drinks, Juices, Still and Sparkling Water,
Wine and Beer


“Collection of Art and Culture”
Signature Sandwiches $6.95
(Check the Coolers for Ready-Made Availability, or These will be Made to Order)
  

Maritime
Lemon-Tuna Salad with Julienned Cucumber, Sliced Tomatoes and Greenleaf Lettuce
 in a Spinach Wrap

Yin Yu Tang House
Soy- Ginger-Marinated Baked Tofu with Sesame-Scallion Aioli, Shredded Romaine Lettuce, Sriracha-Infused Bean Sprouts and Julienned Carrot on Multigrain Bread

American Folk Art
Roast Beef, Havarti Cheese, Whole Grain Mustard, Marinated Roasted Tomatoes
and Mesclun Greens on Sourdough Bread

Parisian Couture
Sliced Chicken Breast and Honey Ham with Swiss Cheese, Roasted Shallot-Dijon Aioli, Sliced Tomato and Baby Spinach


Latin Sculpture
Cuban-Spiced Pork, JalapeƱo-Infused Jack Cheese, Tomato- and Whole Grain Mustard-Relish, Sliced Pickles and Bibb Lettuce
on a Baguette

Early American
Roasted Turkey, Applewood-Smoked Bacon, Cranberry-Raspberry Chutney, Mayonnaise and Bibb Lettuce on Sourdough Bread

North African Carving
Harissa-Infused Hummus with Roasted Eggplant, Julienned Portobello Mushrooms, Roasted Red Peppers, Sliced Tomatoes, Radish Sprouts and Greenleaf Lettuce on Whole Wheat Bread


“Architecture Collection-Inspired”
Build-Your-Own Sandwich $6.95

Build-Your-Own Children’s Sandwich $4.00
(for children eight years and younger)

How to get a made-to-order sandwich?

Please decide on your sandwich ingredients first.
After deciding, please pick up your beverages, soups, salads, or any other ready-made accompaniments and proceed to the Cashier station.
Place your order and pay for your entire meal. You will then receive a number to take to your table and your sandwich(es) will be brought out to you.

Breads
Breads: Baguettes, Sourdough, Multigrain,
             and Whole Wheat from A & J King Artisan Bakery
Wraps:  Spinach, Whole Wheat, Ask Your Server about
Other Flavored Wraps Including Gluten-Free Options

Deli Selections
Sliced Chicken, Roasted Turkey, Honey Ham, Rare Roast Beef,
Cuban-Spiced Pork, Applewood-Smoked Bacon,
Soy- Ginger-Marinated Tofu, Chicken Salad of the Week,
Lemon-Tuna Salad

Cheese Selections
Havarti, Vermont Cheddar, American, Swiss, Jalapeno-Infused Jack

Spreads
Mayonnaise, Chipotle Mayonnaise, Sesame-Scallion Aioli, Whole Grain Mustard, Whole Grain Mustard-Tomato Relish, Roasted Shallot and Dijon Aioli, Harissa-Infused Hummus, 
Cranberry-Raspberry Chutney

Garnishes and Vegetables
Greenleaf Lettuce, Bibb Lettuce, Baby Spinach, Mesclun Greens, Shredded Romaine Lettuce, Sliced Tomatoes, Roasted Tomatoes, Julienned Cucumbers, Sriracha-Infused Bean Sprouts, 
Shaved Red Onion, Sliced Pickles

I hope to see you here.

Juli 



Sunday, November 25, 2012

Hawthorne Hotel's Flags of the Week ~~ November 26 through December 2, 2012


This week we have one special request, for the flag of Albania to be flown on November 28.  If you have a special request, call us at 978-825-4444 or 4322.

Monday November 26 Madagascar and Vermont
Vermont

Tuesday November 27 Malawi and Virginia
Wednesday November 28 Albania* and Washington
Albania

Thursday November 29 Malaysia and West Virginia
Friday November 30 Maldives and Wisconsin
Wisconsin

Saturday December 1 Mali and Wyoming
Sunday December 2 Malta and Alabama

I hope to see you here.

Juli

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Gift Card Sale This Weekend Only


"Juli said" special for this weekend.  Come to Hawthorne Hotel or call us at 978-744-4080 to buy some Hawthorne Hotel gift cards, say "Juli said" and your gift card amount will cost you 20% less than the value you desire.  So a $50 card will only cost $40!!!   This special is only available on November 24 and 25, 2012

This special is not available on our website.  It is only available at the hotel.

I hope to see you here.

Juli

A Fun Holiday Event at Grace Church in Salem


On Sunday December 9, from noon to 3 pm.

Let your children get into the spirit of Christmas by listening to a beautiful reading of the Polar Express, watching the movie and then building their own version. Santa will be making a special appearance with treats for the kids.

Your children's favorite pajamas are welcome!

This is a repeat of a successful event last year.

 $15 per child; $25 max per family.

All proceeds to benefit Grace Church in Salem, MA! Please register by sending names and ages of the children to gcis1@verizon.net

Please make sure to sign up by December 7 with name and ages of the children, so that Santa knows how many treats he needs! Parents - You are welcome to stay but the kids will have fun so if you need time to prepare for Christmas here is your chance!

A big thank you to Cafe Polonia for sponsoring this event!

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Sounds like a great time for children.

Juli

Friday, November 23, 2012

From Destination Salem's Blog


Posted: 19 Nov 2012 04:00 AM PST
Advance tickets are now on sale for the annual Christmas in Salem Historic House Tours, which will be held November 30 - December 2
Salem Willows

Christmas in Salem is thought to be the nation’s oldest holiday house tour.  Each year it highlights a different architectural district in Salem, and in 2012 the tour will wander across town to the eclectic Salem Willows neighborhood for three days of quaint cottages by the sea, decorated in holiday splendor.  “Christmas in Salem—Seaside” will welcome visitors to a Friday night candlelight preview tour, up to nine private home tours as part of the Saturday and Sunday open house, and a host of holiday activities both in the Willows neighborhood and around Salem.

This year marks the 33rd anniversary of Christmas in Salem and will feature up to 9 private homes and cottages dating from the Victorian era into the early 20th Century. All will be decorated for the season by a selection of area interior designers, florists, garden clubs, and talented individuals.

Christmas in Salem has become far more than a house tour. It’s now a citywide event for both residents and out-of-town visitors.  There are wine tastings and a holiday tea, concerts, hotel discounts, and a talk on the Salem Willows neighborhood—known historically for its seaside, rejuvenating characteristics over the past two centuries.

Always held the first weekend in December, Christmas in Salem is the perfect time for lunch or dinner with friends, not to mention shopping.  You’ll find holiday decorations for sale at the Salem Garden Club boutique and the welcome mat out—along with discounts for tour goers—at many local attractions, museums, restaurants and retailers. The complimentary trolley that takes visitors from downtown parking locations to the tour route also passes close to these sites as well.

This year will feature a holiday concert at the House of the Seven Gables on Saturday, December 1. You will be able to conclude a festive day with a historic holiday concert with O’Carolan Etcetera in a festive atmosphere. The cost will be $10.00 and will benefit both Historic Salem, Inc. and the House of the Seven Gables.

The popular Preview Candlelight Tour (for advance ticket holders only) will be held on Friday, November 30, 2012, from 5:30 – 8:30 PM and will feature three homes by the sea. On Saturday, December 1 from 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM and Sunday, December 2 from 11:30 AM - 4:30 PM all sites will be open for tours.

Advance ticket are now available. Prices are $25 each for Historic Salem, Inc. members and $30 each for the general public.  Tickets may be purchased in advance by visiting ChristmasinSalem.org or by calling Historic Salem, Inc. at 978.745.0799.  Deadline for advance ticket sales is Wednesday, November 30 at 5:00 PM.

Tickets for the house tours can be purchased at the Bentley School, 125 Memorial Drive, on December 1 and 2 for $35 each.

Christmas in Salem is presented by Historic Salem, Inc. an advocacy group dedicated to preserving Salem’s historic resources and educating the community to their value.  The historic house tour and other fundraising efforts of Historic Salem, Inc. are the primary source of funds for the restoration of the National Historic Landmark, The Nathaniel Bowditch House.

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Fall at the Hawthorne Hotel

I took these photos the other night just as the light was turning that wonderful twilight, and thought you might enjoy seeing them.  I took some with my Nikon and some with my iPhone.



If you look closely you will see one of our staff members, Rebecca Cope, walking her baby and her dog around the Common.  I didn't realize who that was until I finished the shot.



I hope you enjoy them.

Juli

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Shining Some Light on Good Works in Our Salem, MA

One of our great customers, NIIS, has been doing a wonderful and kind thing for the Salem Boys and Girls Club for the past 20 years.  For a number of those years, the chefs of the Hawthorne Hotel have been  assisting by working behind the scenes helping with this event.

I thought perhaps you, fair blog readers, would like to know about it.  Each year a team of folks from NIIS comes to the Club to serve about 300 children a Thanksgiving Day-style turkey dinner, usually on the Tuesday before the holiday.

Our chefs help out by purchasing, receiving, storing, prepping and cooking all of the turkeys for them so that the staff from NIIS do not have to be there at the Boys and Girls club all day long.  Once they are cooked, we load them up on a service trolley and trundle them down the street to the Club which is located just about 300 yards from our door. (I figure it is about 300 yards because it looks like a par-4 golf hole distance to the golfer in me.)

Here are some photos:

Turkey ready for carving






Chab Betz, Steven Murphy and Brett Grieco carving the birds.

Top row, left to right: Wendy Wilson, Brett Grieco, David Ives, Mike Bierch, Steve Murphy
Middle row: Chab Betz, Maureen Elwell, Tory Stevens
Front row: Teri Coluntino, Joy Keener-Borresen and Tammy Burns
I hope you enjoy knowing more about what our wonderful customers, and chefs do to provide service to the people of Salem, and I hope to see you here!

Juli

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Guest Newsletter for Wednesday, November 21



Here is the Hawthorne Guest Messenger for Wednesday, November 21.



Hotel Notes

Don’t forget to make reservations for our Christmas in Salem Holiday Tea.   Happening on December 1st in Nathaniel’s, our now-traditional holiday tea is $19.95 per person plus tax and gratuity.  Reservations are recommended, and can be made by calling 978-825-4311.

The Toys for Tots Teddy Bear Tea will be held in the Hawthorne Hotel ballroom on December 15th from 12PM-2PM.  Reservations are strongly recommended and can be made by calling 978-825-4311.  The Hawthorne Hotel will also be an official drop off site for Toys for Tots.  If you are interested in making a donation please contact the hotel at 978-744-4080.  Donations must be unwrapped and unused.   

What’s Happening in Salem and the North Shore This Week:

The Salem Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony will take place on Friday, November 23, the day after Thanksgiving. The Holiday Tree will be in Lappin Park on Washington Street, which is also home to Salem’s beloved Bewitched statue. This event is hosted by Mayor Kimberly Driscoll and runs from 6:30pm to 8:30pm. 

I hope to see you here!

Juli

Do You Support These Causes?

We supported the following causes with donations in the past year.  We thought you might like to know because it is very likely that you too support many of these worthwhile fund raising efforts.

During the course of the past 12 months we gave out over $20,000 in gift certificates, complimentary space rentals and other donations to these myriad and diverse organizations:



50wigs.com Fundraiser for Children with Hair loss 5/24/12
A Matter of Taste 11th Annual Wine Tasting & Auction 8/3/12
A.C.D.K. Hope Foundation 10/8/12
AIDS Action Committee of Massachusetts 10/8/12
Aids Walk 2012 4/24/12
Alzheimer's Association 1/30/12
Alzheimer's Association MA/NH Chapter, Memory Ride for the  4/11/12
American Diabetes Association "Boston Step Out" 5/3/12
American Legion Post 257 Raffle Night Fundraiser 1/30/12
Andover Historical Society Tastes & Treasures Silent Auction 11/16/12
Angel Flight NE "Evening of Angels" Gala 5/24/12
Angel Fund Annual Gala & Silent Auction 2/17/12
Anne-Marie House 9/10/12
Asian Community Development Inspiration Gala 3/1/12
Associates for Human Services Wine Tasting & Auction 3/1/12
Assumption College Golf Tournament Auction 4/11/12
Atkinson Youth Baseball & Softball Raffle 9/19/12
Autism Speaks Foundation 7/2/12
Avon Walk for Breast Cancer Fundraiser 3/7/12
Avon Walk for Breast Cancer Participant, Kendra Latulippe 9/10/12
Bates School PTO March Madness Fundraiser 1/30/12
Belchertown Band Boosters Auction Allegro 1/30/12
Beverly Dog Park 10/8/12
Beverly High School 8/23/12
Beverly School for the Deaf/The Children's Center for Communication 2/22/12
Bicycles Battling Cancer Event 5/16/12
Blanchard Memorial School PTF 3/1/12
Boston Heart Ball 10/8/12
Boston Preservation Alliance Fundraising Gala 1/30/12
Boston Women Communicators 11/28/11
Boys & Girls Club "A Starry Night" Annual Auction 3/7/12
Brain Aneurysm Foundation 4/24/12
Brattle Theatre Silent Auction 1/30/12
Brewer Hawthorne Cove Marina 7/12/12
Bridge, Melrose 12/13/11
Bridgewell Spring Appeal 4/24/12
Brookwood School Parents' Association 2/16/12
Caleb Group Annual Auction 3/9/12
Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce 7/2/12
Catwalk for Boston Medical Center Cancer Care 4/24/12
Center for Women and Enterprise 2/16/12
Children's Friend and Family Services 7/2/12
Church in the Cove Harvest Fair 7/19/12
Church of Christ 7/16/12
Citations Drum & Bugle Corps auction 5/16/12
Citizens for Adequate Housing "Raising the Roof" 6/29/12
Citizens for Public Schools 30th Anniversary Celebratory Event 5/27/12
City of Medford 23rd Annual Mayor's Open Golf Tournament Raffle 4/11/12
College Application Education Project, Inc. 6/6/12
Community Giving Tree Annual Spring Luncheon 4/19/12
Congregation Sons of Israel 11/22/11
Cove Elementary School PTO Annual Auction 2/6/12
Crystal Springs "Taste of Spring" 5/24/12
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation "Phantom Gourmet Safari Phan Night" 5/3/12
Dana-Farber Marathon Challenge/David Viger Fundraiser 1/30/12
Danvers Art Association Auction and Gala 2/6/12
DAV Corporate Gala 2/6/12
Destination Landmark Auction 3/7/12
Diabetes, Walk to Cure Raffle 4/11/12
Donald Ross Elementary School 1/10/12
Endicott College Alumni Council 8/16/12
Essex PTO Online Auction 1/30/12
FAAN Benefit Dinner 4/24/12
Faith in Fenwick Auction - Night at the Races 12/21/11
Family Service of Greater Boston 9/10/12
Farms-Prides 4th of July Auction 3/9/12
Festivus 5K - The Autism Society 9/10/12
Figawi Charity Ball 2/17/12
First Baptist Church 10/29/12
For Kids Only Afterschool - Helping Families Event 9/19/12
For Pete's Sake/Forever 19, PMD 2/27/12
Framingham Union Aid Association Calendar Raffle 1/30/12
Friends of the Salem Council on Aging 5/16/12
Fundraiser for Melmark New England Raffle 4/11/12
Fundraiser Night for Lindsay 11/16/12
Georgetown Music Parents 10/8/12
Girl Scouts 100th Anniversary of, auction 2/17/12
Good Sports Legends of the Ball 1/30/12
Greenhouse School 10/8/12
Greenville Manor Residents Association Holiday Bazaar 7/18/12
Habitat for Humanity High Heels & Hard Hats Gala 3/7/12
Hallmark Health VNA Annual Hospice Fundraiser 3/21/12
HARC, Inc. "A League of our Own" 7/19/12
HealthAlliance Hospital "Cat's Meow Speakeasy Gala" 1/30/12
Hope & Awareness Silent Auction for Haley's Hope Foundation 7/27/12
Hopkinton Education Foundation 12/8/11
Horace Mann PTC "Mann Event" 2/16/12
Hospice of the North Shore of Greater Boston 7/12/12
Immaculate Conception Parish 10/8/12
Immaculate Conception School Auction 1/30/12
Jennifer Gianocostas Fund 5/3/12
Jennifer Harris Memorial Ride  Auction 8/29/12
Jimmy Fund ~~ Justin's Journey Walkers 5/24/12
Jimmy Fund Tennis Classic Auction 23rd Annual  4/11/12
Jimmy Fund Tennis Classic Auction 23rd Annual  4/11/12
Joe & Andy Memorial "Ballbuster" Fund 5/11/12
John Bertram House Annual Raffle 8/8/12
John Estrella Foundation for Cancer Research 5/3/12
Keelan's Crew Comedy Night Auction 10/12/12
Kevin J. Gately Foundation Raffle 7/27/12
Laboure College Gala 5/14/12
Langley-Adams Library 7/2/12
Lawrence Police Relief Association 6/21/12
Lesley Ellis School Auction 12/26/11
MA General Hospital "Bloodtober Fest" 9/19/12
Make-A-Wish Foundation 2012 Gala 3/29/12
Malden Catholic High School 1/30/12
Malden YMCA 8/23/12
Marblehead Festival of Arts 2/22/12
Marblehead School of Ballet 8/16/12
Marian Court College Beacon Awards Auction 1/30/12
Mass NOW Foundation Auction 8/3/12
Mass NOW Inc. "I Heart Equal Rights" Event 1/30/12
MASSCAP "The Chef's Table"  4/11/12
May Center for Child Development 1/12/12
McGuirk Memorial Fund 6/21/12
Melanoma Education Foundation 3/21/12
Melrose HammerHeads Baseball auction 2/17/12
Melrose Highlands Congregational Church Spring Fling 1/30/12
Melrose Humane Society 7/19/12
Middleton Parent-Teacher Organization Fundraiser 9/19/12
Montserrat College of Art Artrageous!26 Benefit Auction 3/29/12
My Brother's Table 2/16/12
N.S. Women's Rugby Football Club, Silent Auction 12/21/11
Nahant Village Church Silent Auction 11/16/12
National Association of Letter Carriers Auction 9/19/12
National Ovarian Cancer Coalition 7/19/12
NE Chapter of Asthma & Allergy Foundation Auction 3/7/12
Neighborhood Legal Services 10/15/12
Neurofibromatosis, Northeast Inc 8/23/12
New England Basset Hound Rescue Inc. 5/24/12
New England Center for Children: A Night of Music 7/19/12
New Hampshire Public Television 2012 Spring Auction 2/16/12
North Shore CDC's Eighth Annual Auction 11/16/12
North Shore Chamber of Commerce 6/21/12
North Shore Habitat for Humanity 3/19/12
North Shore Medical Center Volunteer Appreciation 3/29/12
North Suburban Child and Family Resource Network 1/30/12
Northeast Arc's Wine Tasting and Auction 1/30/12
Northeast Behavioral Health 8th Annual Fundraiser 5/16/12
Northeast Parent Advisory Council 1/10/12
Norwich Public Schools Samuel Huntington Raffle & Silent Auction 2/29/12
NSCAP Spring into Action 2012 5/11/12
Our Lady of Assumption 12th Annual Fundraiser 3/7/12
PALS Animal Life Savers Raffle 3/9/12
Pan Mass Challenge  - Zumba for Emma's Army 7/23/12
Pan-Mass Challenge 7/12/12
Partners HealthCare 10/8/12
Partners in Development Inc 10/22/12
Peabody Area Chamber of Commerce 12/26/11
Peabody Area Chamber of Commerce Auction 5/11/12
Phoenix School Annual Auction 8/15/12
Pioneer Charter School of Science 11/22/11
Plainville PTO Auction Night 2/27/12
Prader-Willi Syndrome Awareness Month 3/19/12
Presentation of Mary Academy Fundraiser 1/30/12
Preservation Action Foundation: The Day of the Dead 7/19/12
Project K9 Restaurant Calendar Raffle 8/3/12
Providence Community Health Center Auction 8/29/12
Purrfect Find Fundraiser 3/14/12
Remember Nick Patio Party 3/7/12
Rhode Island PBS Spring Auction 4/11/12
Rhode Island Special Olympics 6/21/12
Rockport's Jazz on the Rocks auction 6/29/12
Roger Williams Park Zoo "Zoobilee 2012" 2/16/12
Roger Williams University PRSSA Annual Formal Gala Auction 4/11/12
Rotary Club of Hamilton 3/14/12
Rotary Club of Sanford-Springvale 5/3/12
Run to Home Base Program 3/21/12
Saint Bridget School Fundraiser 3/14/12
Saint Clare School Home and School Association 8/16/12
Saint John the Baptist School Taste of New England Auction 1/30/12
Saint Joseph School 8/16/12
Saint Mary School 7/12/12
Saint Mary School Golf Tournament 1/30/12
Saint Patrick Parish Annual Auction 12/15/11
Saint Vincent's 2/16/12
Salem Children's Charity 11/22/11
Salem Council on Aging 7/19/12
Salem Council on Aging Appreciation Week 3/7/12
Salem Cyberspace Fundraiser 5/24/12
Salem Education Foundation 3/21/12
Salem Fire Fighters Raffle 5/17/12
Salem Firemen's Relief Association 8/23/12
Salem Five Charity Golf Tourney 5/3/12
Salem High School After Prom 2/17/12
Salem High School Baseball Boosters 2/16/12
Salem High School Cheerleading 9/17/12
Salem Play Areas for Canine Exercise 5/24/12
Salem Rotary Auction 2/6/12
Salem Snow Ball 11/16/12
Salem State University 9/27/12
Salem Witches Golf Tournament 6/7/12
Samantha's Harvest Auction 8/3/12
Saugus Pop Warner 5/3/12
Spaulding Hospital 9/10/12
Spirit of Springfield 7/19/12
SSU 2012 Wellness Fair & 5K Road Race 2/17/12
St. Augustine's Spring Extravaganza 12/8/11
St. James Parish 10/29/12
St. John Regional School 20th Annual Auction  5/16/12
St. John the Baptist Parish 6/21/12
St. John the Evangelist School 10/8/12
St. John's Episcopal Church 9/19/12
St. John's Prep 1/12/12
St. Mary of the Annunciation School Fundraiser 1/30/12
St. Pius V Parish Family Fund Day raffle 9/19/12
St. Stephen's Episcopal Church 8/23/12
St. Val's Men's Club 2012 Golf Tournament 3/21/12
Stacy Stott Memorial Fund 8/29/12
Ste. Anne Parish Holiday Bazaar 6/21/12
Stephen O'Grady Scholarship Foundation 1/30/12
Stoneham TV 2012 Auction 8/29/12
Sturbridge Chamber Auction 5/5/12
Susan G. Koman Fundraiser 5/15/12
Swampscott High School Television Auction 2012 5/5/12
Tabernacle Congregational Church Silent Auction 2/6/12
Taste of Lynn Raffle/Family & Children's Service 4/24/12
Team Hoyt 10/22/12
Teamsters Local No. 25 Gala for Autism 1/30/12
Temple Emanu-el - Taste of the North Shore 10/29/12
Theater at Monmouth 2012 Silent Auction 5/11/12
Tomorrow Fund 7/12/12
Triangle "Treasures in Flight" 2/16/12
Tricky Tray Fundraiser Prize 9/19/12
Trinity Episcopal Church 10/8/12
UHS Foundation Annual Auction 2/10/12
Unitarian Universalist Church of Marblehead 4/11/12
United Nations Assoc. of Greater Boston 1/30/12
United Way Campaign at Mass Eye and Ear 3/20/12
USPS Fundraising Raffle 9/19/12
Visiting Nurse and Community Health 8/16/12
Visiting Nurse Home Care: "A Tradition of Caring" 2/6/12
Walker "Lives in Bloom" Gala 1/30/12
Waring School Auction 3/7/12
Waterfront Historic Areas League 8/23/12
Waterville Valley Adaptive Sports 10/22/12
West Gloucester Trinitarian Church 7/12/12
Wheelchair Benefit for Tim Quinlan 8/29/12
Why Me, Inc. "You Gotta Have Heart Dance" 3/20/12
Wild Affair Raffle & Auction 2/22/12
Winthrop Chamber of Commerce 4/24/12
Witchcraft Heights Elementary 10/22/12
Work Inc. Annual Awards Night Auction 4/11/12
Xylem Silent Auction 9/19/12
Youth Advocacy Foundation 2/16/12
Zumba Event for James Rice Memorial Fund 4/4/12

If you are looking for a donation for your worthy cause here is the information you need in order to apply:

1.  All requests must be in writing.
2.  We require verification of the organization's non-profit status.
3.  Our donations committee takes about two weeks to consider all requests, so plan accordingly.  Requests that do not allow enough time are rarely considered.
4.  Generally we honor one donation request per year per charity, so if you are already on this list, please check the date and keep that in mind before requesting a donation.
5.  If you are holding your fund-raising event here at the Hawthorne Hotel it is very likely we will honor your donation request.
6.  If you have any questions, please submit them in writing.  Please do not call the hotel about donations.
7.  All written requests receive some kind of written response.

Thank you for supporting the Hawthorne Hotel, the Tavern on the Green, and Nathaniel's Restaurant so we can continue to support all of these worthwhile causes.

Juli and the TEAM of the Hawthorne Hotel