Sunday, October 29, 2006

Pumpkin Art

I wanted to show everyone some pretty neat art carving by Fitzy Snowman they do custom carved pumpkins that make a great addition to any party or event. They also do carved snow, ice, and sand. I set up a link for all the information about this company just click on the Title Pumpkin Art at the top of this post. It gives a lot of information about up and coming shows and displays
They can work with your florist to create dazzling centerpieces or larger displays. Pumpkins are not just for Halloween anymore. Fall weddings and anniversary parties are a perfect match for pumpkins. There master carvers will work with you to create a design that matches your theme perfectly. The fall schedule is rapidly filling up so contact them today to reserve a master carver for your special event.
There master sculptors can carve your corporate logo or slogan with unbelievable precision. They also offer foam pumpkins which can be displayed for years. Pumpkins also make great window displays for your business or just to display in the office. Foam pumpkins can be shipped anywhere in the world. Place your order today to insure timely shipping.
Let's face it sports fans need their gear. So at Fitzy Snowman Sculpting it's there duty to provide you with the best quality foam and natural pumpkins emblazoned with your favorite team logo. They can carve local and little league team logos as well. Just send us a 300 dpi copy of your logo and we will create a one of a kind pumpkin for your special team. You can Contact them by email at or by phone at 781-249-1494 for custom pricing information.

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Boston Tea Party

I'd like to share a little history about the Boston Tea Party. In 1773, Britain's East India Company was sitting on large stocks of tea that it could not sell in England. It was on the verge of bankruptcy. In an effort to save it, the government passed the Tea Act of 1773, which gave the company the right to export its merchandise directly to the colonies without paying any of the regular taxes that were imposed on the colonial merchants, who had traditionally served as the middlemen in such transactions. With these privileges, the company could undersell American merchants and monopolize the colonial tea trade. The act proved inflammatory for several reasons. First, it angered influential colonial merchants, who feared being replaced and bankrupted by a powerful monopoly. The East India Company's decision to grant franchises to certain American merchants for the sale of their tea created further resentments among those excluded from this lucrative trade. More important, however, the Tea Act revived American passions about the issue of taxation without representation. The law provided no new tax on tea.The colonists responded by boycotting tea. Unlike earlier protests, this boycott mobilized large segments of the population. It also helped link the colonies together in a common experience of mass popular protest. Particularly important to the movement were the activities of colonial women, who were one of the principal consumers of tea and now became the leaders of the effort to the boycott.
In ports other than Boston, agents of the company were persuaded to resign, and new shipments of tea were either returned to England or warehoused. In Boston, the agents refused to resign and, with the support of the royal governor, preparations were made to land incoming cargoes regardless of opposition. On the evening of December 16, 1773, three companies of fifty men each, masquerading as Mohawk Indians, passed through a tremendous crowd of spectators, went aboard the three ships, broke open the tea chests, and heaved them into the harbor.As the electrifying news of the Boston "tea party" spread, other seaports followed the example and staged similar acts of resistance of their own.
Tea Party site with financial district in the background
When the Bostonians refused to pay for the property they had destroyed, George III and Lord North decided on a policy of coercion, to be applied only against Massachusetts, the socalled Coercive Acts. In these four acts of 1774, Parliament closed the port of Boston, drastically reduced the powers of selfgovernment in the colony, permitted royal officers to be tried in other colonies or in England when accused of crimes, and provided for the quartering of troops in the colonists' barns and empty houses.

Saturday, October 07, 2006

Boston Sites

This photo above is The State Capitol Boston Ma
I thought I would show a little of Boston along with some of its history for all who would be interested.
The building below is Faneuil Hall and was given to the city by Peter Faneuil in 1742.It burned down in 1761, and was rebuilt again in 1763 and then enlarged in1805. The upper story was used as a meeting hall for the many gatherings during the Revolutionary movement.
It is where colonists first protested the Sugar Act in 1764 and established the doctrine of "no taxation without representation." Firebrand Samuel Adams rallied the citizens of Boston to the cause of independence from Great Britain in the hallowed Hall, and George Washington toasted the nation there on its first birthday. Through the years, Faneuil Hall has played host to many impassioned speakers, from Oliver Wendall Holmes and Susan B. Anthony to Bill Clinton and Ted Kennedy, always living up to its nickname, "The Cradle of Liberty."
Faneuil Hall
Faneuil Hall was expanded in 1826 to include Quincy Market, and later dubbed for Boston Mayor Josiah Quincy. The market remained a vital business hub throughout the 1800's; but by the mid-1900's, the buildings had fallen into disrepair and stood empty. The once-thriving marketplace was tagged for demolition until a committed group of Bostonians sought to preserve it in the early 1970's. Through the vision of Jim Rouse, architect Benjamin Thompson and Mayor Kevin White, the dilapidated structures were revitalized, thoroughly changing the face of downtown Boston. The 1976 renovation was the first urban renewal project of its kind, one that spawned imitations in this country and abroad. Faneuil Hall Marketplace is still Boston's central meeting place, offering visitors and residents alike an unparalleled urban marketplace.
Faneuil Hall Marketplace is actually four great places in one location Faneuil Hall, Quincy Market, North Market and South Market, all set around a cobblestone promenade where jugglers, magicians and musicians entertain the passers-by. So by all means, stroll, shop, eat, laugh, wander, wonder and explore it all. For a lot more, click on the link I have provided at the top of the page Title Boston Sites. Hope everyone will enjoy.
A look inside Faneuil Hall