Irene Gaffigan

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My very special project!

I am so very excited to announce the publication of the first of my husband’s books “Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea” by James Gaffigan, a psychological mystery-thriller.

It has taken me over 5 years, but the day has finally come.  It is available right now on Amazon Kindle, Ibooks, Nook and also Kobo.  Print version will be available 10/25 on Amazon and through the Troy Bookmakers (the publisher).  It will be in the Book Nook in Ludlow by Oct. 29. 

Please keep checking the website: www.jamesgaffigan.net for updated availability.

Below is the Press Release written by the editor and my friend Joe Milliken:

              New York Writer – Playwright Gaffigan’s First Mystery Novel Published, Posthumously

LUDLOW, VT. – The late writer and playwright, James Gaffigan, always had a dream of writing and publishing a book and although he wrote four manuscripts during his life, he never got the opportunity to have them published. However, that dream is now becoming reality as his widow, Irene Gaffigan, a Local Realtor with the Bean Group, is making sure his manuscripts are to see the light of day and become published novels.

Born in New York City in 1939, Mr. Gaffigan grew up in Douglaston Queens, was a graduate of St. Johns University and lived on Charles Street in Greenwich Village, where he launched The Charles Street Newsletter. Jim also wrote a play titled The Jar (Jury Assembly Room), produced and directed by his sister, Catherine Gaffigan. After moving to Edison, New Jersey for a time, Jim taught English at a few of the local colleges before retiring to Vermont, where he lived in the resort town of Ludlow the last decade of his life. 

The first of Gaffigan’s four manuscripts to be published is titled Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea, a psychological mystery-thriller based on Long Island, New York and in Echo Pass, Colorado – a half-built resort community that is soon-to-become a ghost town if not saved from the clutches of deceit, greed and bankruptcy. The novel is edited by Joe Milliken, a Vermont-based freelance writer, budding novelist and friend of the Gaffigans.

Published by The Troy Bookmakers and set to be released in October, Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea will be available in print at Amazon, Book Nook in Ludlow, VT, Village Square Booksellers, Bellows Falls, VT, Market Block Books, The Book Loft, The Book House of Stuyvesant Plaza and select Vermont bookstores. E-book distribution through Bookbaby.com will include iBookstore, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Sony, Kobo, Copia, Gardeners, Baker & Taylor and eBookPie. The book will also be available through a soon-to-be-launched web site, http://jamesgaffigan.net, as well as a Facebook page dedicated to Mr. Gaffigan’s writing.

 

Irene

Do you think this will catch on?

I just learned about a new gym in Portland, Oregon that has no membership fees. It’s a community-and-sponsor-funded facility that simply asks you to “pay it forward” by completing three random acts of kindness. You can read about it here. 

I thought this was pretty clever and not just because of the business model, but because they’ve figured out a way to connect positive emotions to something that’s good for you, whether it’s working out or giving back.  I’d like to see if this could work in other types of businesses.  Any thoughts?

Irene

Okemo Valley Massage Therapist

If you are looking for one of the best Massage Therapist’s in the area, then look no further than my friend Denise Gebroe – she is local and knows how to relax those muscles alongside a great personality.

Massage Therapist/ Personal Trainer

I combine my knowledge of anatomy, physiology and kinesiology to custom create a workout program that will work for my clients in their lives

Massage Therapist

Denise Gebroe Massage

April 2008 – Present (5 years 3 months)

I provide my clients with body work that includes full range of motion in order to increase the mobility of the body to make daily activities way more enjoyable/attainable. I work out of a home studio that includes heated towels, hot stones, and a table that is both heated and padded for my clients comfort.

[email protected]

(973) 902 4955

Bean Group Supports Military Personnel through Real Estate Rebate Program

Bean Group, one of the fastest growing real estate firms in New England and a proud member of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World (LeadingRE), is now providing financial incentives to military personnel buying or selling a home.

As a partner of LeadingRE’s Military on the Move™ program, Bean Group is offering qualified active duty, retired, and wounded service members a cash rebate based on the actual sales price of the home, or credit at closing, in states where allowed by law.

“We’re honored to support our servicemen and women through the Military on the Move program, and look forward to providing them with the attention and support they deserve.” said Michael Bean, CEO of Bean Group.

With more than 300 Realtors and 15 office locations throughout Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont, Bean Group currently serves the following military bases through the Military on the Move program:

Portsmouth Naval Shipyard
Hanscom Air Force Base
Natick Soldier Systems Command
Cape Cod Air Force Base
Cape Cod Air Station

To learn more about Bean Group, or the Military on the Move program contact Sharon Campbell, Director of Relocation at 800.450.7784 ext. 7377 or [email protected].

 by CHRIS CARRAGHER on APRIL 22, 2013
 
 
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Events in Southern Vermont – March 15th – 17th

There is much to do in Southern Vermont.  Below is a sample of the some of the events happening in Southern Vermont this weekend…

Friday, March 15, 2013

Projections: Reel-to-Real Conversation

Roko Belic’s compelling documentary Happy explores the emotion in different cultures and social classes worldwide. A discussion with local film buff John Bliss follows. Friday, March 15, 7PM at Vermont Institute of Contemporary Arts in Chester. $10 suggested donation.

‘The Impossible’

Naomi Watts and Ewan McGregor star in Juan Antonio Bayona’s gripping drama based on the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami. Friday, March 15, 7:30PM at Town Hall Theatre in Woodstock. $6-8.

Celtic Nights

All that glitters is green in this stirring production featuring Ireland’s top vocalists and most accomplished stepdancers. Friday, March 15, 8PM at Paramount Theatre in Rutland. $29.50-38.50.

‘Skin Deep’

Gary Thompson directs Marble Valley Players’ production of Jon Lonoff’s comedy about romantic connections that may or may not blossom into love. Friday, March 15, 7:30PM at West Rutland Town Hall in West Rutland. $15.

Saturday, March 16, 2013

‘The Impossible’

Naomi Watts and Ewan McGregor star in Juan Antonio Bayona’s gripping drama based on the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami. Saturday, March 16, 7:30PM at Town Hall Theatre in Woodstock. $6-8.

Rutland Winter Farmers Market

More than 50 vendors sell local produce, cheese, homemade bread and other made-in-Vermont products at this indoor venue. Saturday, March 16, 10AM–2PM at Vermont Farmers Food Center in Rutland. Free.

‘Skin Deep’

Gary Thompson directs Marble Valley Players’ production of Jon Lonoff’s comedy about romantic connections that may or may not blossom into love. Saturday, March 16, 7:30PM at West Rutland Town Hall in West Rutland. $15.

Rutland Winter Farmers Market

More than 50 vendors sell local produce, cheese, homemade bread and other made-in-Vermont products at this indoor venue. Saturday, March 16, 10AM–2PM at Vermont Farmers Food Center in Rutland. Free.

Sunday, March 17, 2013

‘The Impossible’

Naomi Watts and Ewan McGregor star in Juan Antonio Bayona’s gripping drama based on the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami. Sunday, March 17, 3PM at Town Hall Theatre in Woodstock. $6-8.

Youth Talent Showcase

Rip Jackson directs a variety show performed by singers and instrumentalists from the Grace Church children’s choir and Joyful Noise. Sunday, March 17, 6:30PM at Grace Congregational Church in Rutland. Donations.

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Irene Gaffigan - Southern VT Real Estate

If you are considering listing your home for sale or buying Southern Vermont Real Estate, please give me a call at 802-353-1983, visit my website: isellvermontrealestate.com or email me at [email protected]m

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Irene Gaffigan
Broker, CRS, e-PRO
36 VT Route 30
Bondville, VT 05340
Direct: 802-353-1983
Toll Free: 800-659-1819
Fax: 802-779-0152

Events listing source: SevenDaysVT

Fanatical Training

The idea of a week long company orientation would make most of us yawn.  But Rackspace, a web hosting company in San Antonio, puts one on that is anything but boring. Check it out here.

What do you think… fun or a plain waste of time?

I hope you have a fanatical week!  I’m here if you need anything.

Irene

New Goals

As we are starting the New Year 2013, I’ve been thinking about goals.  Every year, millions of people sit down and carefully choose where they want to go in life and how they’re going to get there.

Take Jim Layton, for example.  His list just got a new checkmark, but you’ll never guess what for, even though 649 other people were right there with him.  You can find out here.

As you’re thinking about what you want to accomplish next year, please remember that I’m always honored when someone trusts me to help them achieve an important goal.  If I can help you in any way, please just let me know.

Best,
Irene

Irene  Gaffigan,  Associate Broker, CRS, e-PRO
Bean Group

Toll Free: (800) 659-1819
Cell: (802) 353-1983
Fax: (802) 779-0152

Website: http://isellvermontrealestate.com
Visit my blog at: http://www.isellvermontrealestate.com/blog
Facebook:  http://www.facebook.com/realtorvermont
Follow me on Twitter: http://twitter.com/gaffy

This from Jackson Gore at Okemo Valley!

Okemo Mountain Resort

Jackson Gore is Open! We’ll have 37 trails with 8 lifts spinning starting at 8 a.m. Don’t forget that you can get a $39 lift ticket at the clock tower ticket plaza or the Jackson Gore Archway if you donate 5 or more non perishable food items. The Rail Jam is also today– registration is in the clock tower base lodge with the event itself in the Jackson Gore base area.  Come to the Okemo area and Ski with us!

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If you are considering listing your home for sale or buying Real Estate in Southern Vermont, please give me a call at 802-353-1983, visit my website or email me at [email protected]

Yuck, Ouch Inspections!

I just saw this sad article about a woman in Canada who bought a million dollar home.  She thought that having an architect and engineer walk through the home would be enough to verify that it was safe for habitation, so she didn’t get a home inspection.  After closing, she discovered that the walls were totally and completely infested with mice.  Yuck!

Worse still… the damage from their droppings and urine is so severe that the house has to be gutted.

Enough said, right?  Here’s a link to the article – don’t be shy if I can help you with anything!

Best,
Irene

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