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~ Past Events ~
Sunday, 2/4/18 ~ Members Only Superbowl Pre-Game/Game Party!!!!!!!
Bingo Night ~ Thursday, January 25th, 2017 ~ 6:00PM Food and drink specials. Prizes throughout the night.
This event is SOLD OUT!
Marconi Members Only Christmas Party Celebration!!! Saturday, December 23rd, 2017 from 3PM until 6PM Member only Christmas Party!! Not yet a member, sign up before the Christmas Party !
We are asking everyone to bring a non-expired canned good item to the Club so we can donate to our local homeless shelter!
Every donation will receive a raffle ticket to be entered into a drawing for a Gift Certificate on 12/31/17.
2017 Chili Cook-Off ~ First Place Winner: Bob Anderson
11/30/17 Glass Painting Night
2014 Billy Beem Memorial Golf Tournament, August 17th
Willie Cabey Memorial Ice Fishing Tournament 2/15/14
The fishing was good but the food and fire were the big
standouts at the annual Willie Cabey memorial ice fishing tournament that
was held again this year onSaturday
Feb 15th. The tournament was held at Five Mile Pond and there was once a good
turnout by members and friends.
While it was a little bit cold outside, there was a nice
warming fire available and plenty of good food to keep the spirits high. The
group was dressed up in the warm clothing needed, had a sense of adventure, told many stories, sat back to enjoy the
setting and wait for a flag on one of the many tip-ups to spring free, indicating
a fish had hit the bait.
Mike Cabey and crew, once again put together a good time
that was enjoyed by all. There were prizes, raffles and more food than you
could imagine. From breakfast in the morning with pancakes cooked up by John
Nicholson and Rob Dulude to a monster lunch that had Mike Cabey and Paul
Nastanski busy on the grills. The boys served, hot dogs, Hamburg’s, chicken, kielbasa,
meatballs, baked beans, salads, chili, chowder and marinated venison tips.
The parking lot once again resembled a giant tailgating party at a football game. A little later in the afternoon, the snow started coming down strong and the group pulled the plug on the adventure and headed to the Marconi Club. It was a very good adventure.
2013 Chili Contest 12/8/13
It was a chili-eating day Sunday at the Marconi Clubs annual Chili Cook off. On this cold December day, guests were again treated to some very good, warm American comfort food. Football was on the big screens and chili, corn bread and hot dogs were on the menu. Club members brought their best crock pot chili recipes with the hopes of capturing the title of “2013 Marconi Club Chili Champion”.
For the Judges portion of the event, Guest sampled all the varieties and placed a ticket in the basket of their favorite chili.
They judged the competition on the key points of a great chili. It should not be excessively greasy, have a pleasing color, from red to brown, never grainy from the spices, not be too thick or too thin and the last but most important part is it should taste good.It should also have a pleasant after taste, maybe some after burn but nothing a nice cold one can’t fix.
The day concluded with the awards (not to mention bragging rights for the year) for the Chili Cook-Off and again this year the competition was close with a tie for second place. Congratulations to the winners of the 2013 Chili Contest:
And the Patriots came back to score 2 touchdowns in under 2 minutes and win the game. Great Day.
1st Bob Anderson
2nd (tie) Buddy Cabey and Paul Nastanski
3rd Janice Morris
A big Thank You to all who participated and shared their tasty recipes!
The Pig Roast 10/5 /13
The fire was smoking and the pig was roasting on a perfect fall day at the club. All afternoon as friends gathered together, they played horseshoes and sat around to enjoy each others adventures and laughter. The smell of charcoal, oak and roasted pork filled the air. A large number of members and guest turned out to enjoy an all day food event that had a menu of hot Chowder for starters, followed up by Hot Dogs, Hamburgers, Grilled Chicken, Salads and lots of Fixins.
It was starting to get dark when the boys pulled their prize from the cooker and everyone was ready again to enjoy a treat that does not come around often. The group all watched with a smile as the pig was being pulled apart by the cooks. A few minutes later, a giant platter of it lay shredded on the table with barbecue sauce on the side. The crowed quickly lined up and dug in. The skin was crispy and the pork was delicious. Plates were loaded with seconds, and thirds and still there were leftovers.
The food all day was as plentiful as the ice cold beer that was included . It was truly like an Oktoberfest with no umpa umpa music. Don Blanchard had all the music covered and was busy spinning the tunes all day to keep everyone in the groove.
At the end of the night as things were winding down, some of the people sat around the campfire that an hour before held the pig that was cooking on the spit. They relaxed and gazed into what may be for many, one of the last evening camp fires for this year. They told their stories and thought back on the experience's of the day. Others went back inside the club to keep the party going that everyone was enjoying so much.
We have to give a special thanks to Paul Nanstanski who put this great party together and all the volunteer's who helped in this hopefully now an annual event. If anyone has pictures that they would like to add please get in touch with Bill Dulude or Kevin Mulcahy.
The Club Summer Picnic 8/24/13
We were lucky to have a perfect day as far as weather goes and the annual summer picnic went off again this year without a hitch. Members and guests were able to enjoy some Hot Dogs, Hamburgers and salads during the afternoon and later in the day were treated to Grilled Chicken, Butter and Sugar Corn and Baked Potatoes. The Horseshoe pit was busy all day and it was a good time for everyone to sit back and enjoy the last days of summer. A special thanks to the volunteer's who made the picnic a memorable day.
The Vt. Brewery Tour 5/19/13
On Sunday the Brew Crew went on a tour of some Vermont breweries and brew pubs. It was a day of fun, beers, breweries, food, music, and laughs. And best of all, you could forget about stressing over a designated driver because Rob Dulude and Tom Garvey made the trip a joy. The group met at the Marconi Club in Springfield where John Nicholson treated everyone to his Famous Blueberry Pancakes with bacon, sausage, eggs,coffee and a smile. From there we loaded up the crew and headed north on 91 to make a day of it. The tour was a great mix of larger craft breweries, smaller microbreweries, and brew pubs. The first stop was the Norwich Inn which also has a Brew Pub by the name of “Jasper Murdock’s Alehouse”. The Alehouse does not mass produce their product. They call themselves one of the smallest Breweries in America. The Inn is your classic old school New England Inn right down to the creaking floor boards throughout the first floor. There is a lot of character here for sure. At the Alehouse the group was able to order a sampler consisting of four 4 oz. beers. They were all very good and it’s obvious why the brewer has won 4 silver and a gold medal in recent years at the Great International Beer Competition.
The next stop was at HarpoonBrewery in Windsor where we were able to take the full tour of the Brewery. The Harpoon operation is hands down a first class operation. Our tour guides were fun and very informative in all aspects of the company. At the conclusion of the tour we were able to try all Harpoon products in the tasting area and then had a great lunch at their Riverbend Taps and Beer Garden.
Our next stop was at the Long Trail Brewery in Bridgewater Corners. The Brewery offers self guided tours of their facility. They have a nice outdoor deck overlooking the Ottauquechee River for enjoying their food and beers or you can also dine inside in the Pub. The weather had started to rain a little so the group stayed inside rather than enjoying the view from the deck. At the Alehouse we were able to order a sampler consisting of six different beers. We did not stay too long here and loaded up and hit the road south because we had plans to see two more Brew Pubs.
The next stops were in Brattleboro where we had planned on visiting McNeills Brewery and Whetstone Station Brewery. The Brewery’s are very close to each other so the group just went from McNeills to Whetstone on their own. These two breweries are total opposites of each other.
McNeills is very old and I will say run down and dumpy. It reminded me Of "O's" for those of you that remember the road trip to NYC .But they offer a selection of beers that is award winning and three are always served from old school cask that the bartender has to crank up by hand to get the beer flowing. The joint is old but there is also character here that you don’t find in many places anymore.
The other spot in town is the Whetstone Station Brewery. This place is real nice, sitting on the banks of the CT River and offers a fantastic view and features both indoor and outdoor dining. They offer a huge selection of Craft Beers and Ciders on tap from all over the map. I will say that for me my taste buds were done for the day but others in the Crew made sure they were good for the last drop. Thanks to everyone for doing your part to make it a good day and again to John for making it happen.
3-2-13 Irish Night
The Club brought everyone together again as the annual party was a huge success. Sold out and packed to capacity, friends came to eat, drink and be merry.
Shake off the winter blue’s and get ready for spring seemed to be the feeling as the floor shook and feet were moving to the beat of some great music performed by the Cabey’s. As always there was a tasty Corned Beef and Cabbage dinner with all the fixings prepared by Nancy Wynne that was done perfectly. Special thanks must go to Paul Nanstanski and his team for putting together a fantastic night for everyone.
2-16-13 Bill Cabey Ice Fishing Derby
The Club held a Memorial Ice Fishing Derby for a beloved past member and it was the type of day that's remembered forever. There were about 45-50 people that showed up on a pleasant sunny Day and considering the type of weather we have all experienced this last week, It was enjoyed by all. We have not had the weather in our favor the last two years when this event was held but this year was perfect. For starters, in the morning, when most folks arrived they were treated to John Nichulson's Blueberry Pancakes with sausage and Bacon steeped in a Warm Harpoon Lager. Followed up later with Hamburgers, Chili and Rudy Garwin's Kielbasa cooked in beer. Great friends, food and fish that were biting kept everyone in the game. Trout, Perch, Pickerel and Crappie were all brought thru the hole to make it a memorable New England experience. Special thanks must be given to Mike, and the rest of the crew who made sure that no-one left hungry, And all left with a smile.
We were closed on Friday and Saturday due to the massive snow storm but opened for the faithfull on Sunday.
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