Archive for the ‘In Good Company’ Category

In O’Scents of Madison

April 17th, 2013 by hafford

In OScents of MadisonWe often brag about the company we keep here at our location in Madison, Connecticut.   Being surrounded by so many great people and great businesses here on the Connecicut Shoreline make work feel like anything but work.

We are especially pleased today to go on and on about our business relationship with fellow Madison Chamber Member and good friend Dyan Salemi.  Dyan is founder and owner of In O’Scents of Madison which specializes in bath products that are handmade with the finest ingredients she can get her hands on.  From soaps and bath salts to scented sachets and custom gift baskets In O’Scents of Madison delivers products you cannot find anywhere.  Nowhere else will you find specialty products like these that include the attention and love that goes into each and every product Dyan makes right out of her own home.    Like a true Bostonian Dyan has the gift of gab and when she stops by the inn to make a special delivery for me or a guest she’ll take the time to entertain us with stories of her past like her Italian grandmother’s advice for spraying your pillow case with linen water scented with pure lavender or the benefits of the pure shea butter she uses in her soaps.   Her generosity to her friends, customers and our community rightly earned her the Madison Chamber’s New Member of the Year award in 2012.

We are proud to say that the Scranton Seahorse Inn provides all of our guests with handmade soaps by In O’Scents of Madison and we even have our very own signature scent.   Both my new and regular guests love the seashell shaped soap so much that some are buying it from me.

Look around Dyan’s website at In O’Scents of Madison and give her a call when you see something you like.   Remember, she’ll customize a gift basket, a party favor and even help create your own signature scent.

Once again, it’s great to be In Good Company!

 

 

 

 

 

It all makes sense today….

March 3rd, 2012 by hafford

Three years into this journey and I continue to find happiness in this life that has chosen me  and it came together again today.   The inn is filled with long time friends from home, repeat cusomters back for their 6 month anniversary, and new faces that are certain to become friends.    And let’s not forget the cute black poodle named Ebbe from New York enjoying his stay in the Madison Getaway.     There’s good energy at the inn tonight.     It’s great to be in good company.

Scranton Seahorse Inn & The Madison Food Pantry

November 5th, 2011 by hafford

So many families across our great country are finding themselves in need of the things many of us take for granted on a daily basis.  Food, electricity, heat, medical care… 

We are blessed to be in the good company of the all volunteer organization Madison Community Services whose motto is “Neighbors Helping Neighbors”.    Their mission is dedicated to helping citizens of Madison through the availability of free programs in response to the needs of the local citizens. The services include transportation to medical appointments, financial crisis assistance, holiday food baskets, a supplemental food pantry, children’s summer camp scholarships, and school supply assistance.

We want to do our part.  Throughout November and December we will have a bin at the inn collecting non perishable food items from our guests.   If you can’t bring them with you, we are steps away from a supermarket!  In return for our guests generosity we will deduct $10 from their room charge and donate that directly to the Madison Food Pantry. 

It’s great to be in good company.

 

Dinners at the Farm, Madison Connecticut

July 19th, 2011 by hafford

Dinner Madison CTWhat happens when great personalities come up with an idea to generate awareness of the importance and vitality of our local farming community?  Things like Dinners at the Farm happen.    And they’re happening right here on the Connecticut shoreline at Madison’s Barberry Farm and East Lyme’s White Gate Farm.

Beginning this weekend and continuing for several weeks you have the opportunity to eat delicous food prepared by some of the best chefs in CT and at the same time reconnect farming, cooking, and eating.  Each event includes a tour of the farm followed by a 6 course menu including paired wines.    And that’s not all.    Dinners at the Farm also strengthens our community by helping to raise funds for local agricultural and humanitarian non-profit organizations.

There are still limited tickets available so check out the schedule and tickets page today.  

Barberry Farms is just 2 minutes and White Gate Farm is just 30 minutes from our door.   Make your farm dinner an overnight stay and enjoy a continuation of great local food during breakfast at the Scranton Seahorse Inn.

It’s great to be in good company.

hands on expressions massage therapy

June 22nd, 2011 by hafford

2nd Place Winner E-List Best of the Shoreline Reader's Poll

Bob McCandlish

After our first introduction I learned very quickly that Bob McCandlish is an amazing person.   His generous and positive personality emits good energy whenever he is near.   I then learned that he is an amazing massage therapist and I am very lucky to have Bob offering his massage services exclusively at the Scranton Seahorse Inn.   Our guests and all of Madison and the shoreline is fortunate to have access to Bob’s services in such an accessible & peaceful location.

Congratulations to Bob McCandlish and hands on expressions for winning 2nd place for “Best Massage” on  The E-List’s Best of Shoreline readers poll.   Call Bob directly today @ 203.779.9215 to book 1 hour massage.

Check out The E-List to see all of the winners of The Best of the Shoreline Reader’s Poll.

It’s good to be In Good Company….

In Good Company….

June 22nd, 2011 by hafford

I’ve started a new blog category entitled “In Good Company”.   It’s here that I’ll post about the businesses, people,  and places that we have relationship with either by partnering with them on specific initiatives or that we’re just lucky enough to be neighbors.

Community Supported Agriculture at the Scranton Seahorse Inn

June 21st, 2011 by hafford

We had a very exciting weekend at the inn.   Not only was it a beautiful spring weekend but it was our first weekend when we cooked with the fruits and vegetables from our CSA share from Bishops Orchards.   Connecticut has had a wet & cold spring so we’ve been anxiously waiting for our local & sustainable produce to be ripe for picking.   Let’s back up a bit…

What’s a CSA or Community Supported Agriculture?  As far as food propositions go it’s about as simple as it gets.   You find a local farm and buy a share and every week during the growing season you pick up a box of whatever goodies are being pulled from the fields right now.    It also lets you enjoy the best parts of sustainably grown fruits and vegetables without the responsibility for the weeding and watering.   In our case, our CSA share from Bishop’s supplements our own gardens and what we buy at the farmers markets.

In our first box we were very excited to find multiple varieties of lettuce, sugar snap peas, spinach, basil, and strawberries!   And, in turn our guests enjoyed fresh strawberry scones and strawberry lemon muffins.   I also made a delicous spinach frittata, a guest favorite.  

I’m looking forward to creating some magnificent menus this growing season and providing fresh & healthy meals to our guests.