Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Live auction items are in!

Due to the generosity of several Cape Cod businesses the Summer Event to Benefit Falmouth Hospital will have an impressive silient and live auction. There is something for everyone, including dinners at some of Cape Cod's wonderful resturants, golf, services such as dry cleaning and fitness classes, and beautiful art work. Plan your bids in advance on some exciting high end and live auction items. There will be sports tickets for the Bruins, Celtics and Red Sox as well as two unique trips. If you are wanting to get away and play some golf there is a trip to Scotland, but if a warm retreat is more your style a trip to Spain is also avalible during the live auction.  In order to plan your bidding here is a list of our live auction items. 
Live Auction
        Conducted by:
        John Terrio

          Committee Wine Basket & More
This hardworking and dedicated committee found time to pick out and share with you their personal favorite wines.  Fourteen bottles of red, white and sparkling wines from all over the world will have your taste buds going crazy!  Also included is a vintage wine stand from France and twelve Crate & Barrel wine glasses donated by Paul and Sandy Smith.  Don’t have too much fun testing which bottle is your favorite!
 Value: $ $800.00

          Weekend Getaway at the Hob Knob In Edgartown, Martha’s Vineyard and More
Enjoy a two-night stay at the Hob Knob in Edgartown, Martha’s Vineyard with a full organic breakfast and afternoon tea. You will also enjoy dinner for two at Atria, two relaxation massages and two bicycle rentals. Two round-trip tickets on the Steamship Authority are included.   Valid November 1, 2011 – May 1, 2012.
Value: $1.000.00
         Marbella, Spain!
Enjoy a full week at one of Marriott’s top Vacation Club Resorts.  Mariott’s Marbella Beach Resort is located on the Mediterranean Sea at Marbella, Spain along the sunny, warm Spanish Riviera.  Available in 2012 Gold Season from week 14 to 40 (late March to late September).  Generously donated by Janice Chafin and Treasure Chest Gifts.
Value: $2,800.00
         Red Sox vs. New York Yankees Premier Tickets
Two Boston Red Sox vs. New York Yankees Tickets for Game #67 on Tuesday, August 30th at 7:10 pm. The two tickets, donated by Ed and Nancy Eskandarian, are two Field Box-Home Plate tickets, Sec 23/Box F49/Row F/Seats 1&2. PLUS, enjoy a one-night’s stay at the The Liberty, Boston’s ultimate luxury hotel in the prime downtown location at the foot of historic Beacon Hill, donated by The Liberty.  The Liberty gift certificate expires 7/16/2012.       
  Escape to Scotland – and Golf your heart away.
Fly into Dublin and take a 5 minute flight to Campbeltown, 5 minutes away from The Village at Machrihanish OR, make the 2 hour drive on the roads that Sir Paul McCarthy describes in his song The Long and Winding Road.  Enjoy 5 nights in your own cottage for 4 or choose 2 separate hotel rooms, whichever is your choice.  Play at the brand new Machrihanish Dunes or the famous 100 year old private Machrihanish Golf Club as much as you’d like. 
Courses you may want to play (that are not included in this package however the resort will be able to obtain corporate rates for you and book transportation) are:  Danaverty Golf Club (10 minutes from your accommodations), one of the OLDEST golf courses in Scotland, 100 years old.  Designed by the Father of Golf Course Design, Tom Morris, this course IS the course every golf writer in the world WANTS OR HAS played.  Two others to play are Royal Portrush GC or Royal County Down GC (fees for these courses are not included in the package however the resort will be able to obtain corporate rates for you and book you on The Kintyre Express Stormforce-RIB boat).               Value:Priceless                                              
  Bruins Package – Bench Assistant
Talk about Once in a Lifetime for your child!  The Bruins have provided the opportunity for your child to sit on the bench during a pre-game warm-up at a mutually agreed upon 2011-2012 Regular Season Home Game between October and December 2011.  The Bench Assistant must be between 6-12 years old.  Also included are two (2) balcony level ticket to the chosen game.
Value: Priceless       
  The Casual Gourmet – Cocktail Party for 20
  Owner Olive Chase donated this generous party which includes passed and stationary hors d’oeuvres, a bartender, bar set-ups and service staff.  Je-Je Pierce of Penzance Point has donated her beautiful home for the event and a lovely selection of a dozen total bottles of red and white wine has been donated by Gary Gahl, Winebow of Boston.
Subject to date availability.  Blackout dates for 2011: July 23, 28, 31 and August 5 and 20th.
Value: Priceless
       Helping Hands
If you have not had an opportunity to contribute to the Clark Cancer Center at Falmouth Hospital, this is your chance to do so.


Thursday, June 23, 2011

The Sultans of Swing Featured in "The Martha's Vineyard Times".

The Falmouth Hospital Summer Event Committee is proud to present The Sultan of Swing and its seems we are the only ones talking. Check out the following article featured in The Martha's Vineyard Times.


The Sultans of Swing: Premier wedding band of Martha's Vineyard

By Gwyn McAllister
Published: June 1, 2011
Jerry Bennett lives on Martha's Vineyard, but his band — The Sultans of Swing — plays all over the country, from California to Florida, Texas to Boston, and just about everywhere in between. As a matter of fact, on any given day, the band may be found playing in as many as five different locations. That's because The Sultans are not just a single musical unit. They are more of a conglomeration — a brand that encompasses upwards of 100 musicians, including 15 different singers, performing under the same name, with Mr. Bennett as the maestro behind the large and growing group of musicians.
In 1995, Mr. Bennett moved to the Vineyard from New York, where he was a successful studio musician and songwriter. He played the drums on gold records for Duran Duran, Yes, Grace Jones, "And other 80s dinosaurs," as he puts it. He also wrote music for national ads for Coke, Pepsi, Jeep, and Ford Motors, among others. Like so many others who have settled here, a weekend visit inspired a permanent relocation. "I noticed that there were a lot of rich people here who needed music for their events," he says.
Mr. Bennett paired up with future Grammy nominee Susan Tedeschi and played regularly at The Ritz in Oak Bluffs. Eventually he formed the original Sultans of Swing, so named because the band specialized in big band swing music, which was enjoying a revival at the time. The Sultans quickly became a favorite for weddings and other gatherings and during the short Vineyard event season they couldn't keep up with demand. Says Mr. Bennett, "We started duplicating ourselves because of the seasonality of the Vineyard."
Today, thanks to word of mouth, The Sultans enjoy nationwide popularity, especially in upscale resort areas. Says Mr. Bennett, reciting his upcoming itinerary, "On any given weekend I could have a party at the [Florida] Keys, Martha's Vineyard, New York City, Dallas, and Boston." He flies to gigs every weekend and spends weekdays with his wife Elliott, who is the head of the high school's science department and two kids Caley, 14, and Cooper, 10, who both play music, at their Edgartown home.
The Sultans of Swing musicians are primarily based in Boston and New York. Mr. Bennett has managed to recruit an impressive lineup of talent through connections fostered during his former career and his time studying at the New England Conservatory of Music. "Once you get into the loop of the best guys, you're in the loop," he says, noting that he gets referrals from the members of his current lineup. Vineyarders include bassist Hugh Burrows and singer Joanne Cassidy, who he refers to as "the Island's darling."
Not only does the outfit encompass a multitude of talent, they also represent a number of different musical genres. Their range covers big band swing, top 40, classic rock, Motown, and just about every other style imaginable. Mr. Bennett matches his musicians with the requested genre and play list. The multi-faceted band is able to accommodate requests.
Mr. Bennett gives two examples of unique gigs. For one wedding, the band played nothing but music from a single Miles Davis record, "Kind of Blue." For another he provided musicians who played only Brazilian bossa nova. Some clients want it all, and The Sultans can meet that request as well. Says Mr. Bennett, "In one set they could hear Jay-Z, Louis Armstrong, and Tom Petty."
The Sultans, as Mr. Bennett now prefers to refer to the band, have played for four American presidents — both Bushes, Clinton and Obama — numerous celebrities and, according to Mr. Bennett, they are Donald Trump's favorite band. After hearing them play at a fundraiser at Mar-A-Lago, The Donald raved about the performance and, during his brief Presidential bid, planned on hiring them as his campaign band. The Sultans have performed with some big names in the music world, including the Blues Brothers. "Jeffrey Osborne joined us in Lambert's Cove for a soul wedding," he says. In September, the band will back up Diana Ross for a show in Dallas.
For the past seven years The Sultans have entertained the crowd at the popular Taste of the Vineyard Gourmet Stroll in June. Mr. Bennett stresses that they always play for cost, as the event benefits the Martha's Vineyard Preservation Trust. "We do it for the love of our community," he says. He tries to add a new dimension to the show each year. For the upcoming Taste, he will be including some of his newest recruits — hip hop musicians from New York.
Ever-evolving, "The band that Jerry built" will no doubt continue adding new members and new sounds and generating new fans in new locations. And Mr. Bennett sees the tradition continuing into the next generation. "My hope is that my kids will carry on The Sultans."
 Gwyn McAllister of Oak Bluffs is a frequent contributor to The Times.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

The Casual Gourmet will Present a Menu Reflecting The Summer Event's Victorian Theme.

The Summer Event to Benefit Falmouth Hospital is fortunate once again to be catered by The Casual Gourmet. The Casual Gourmet is one of Cape Cod's most experienced and popular catering businesses. Below is the Menu for this year's event, which features Victorian era favorites as well as local specialties. For more information about The Casual Gourmet visit their website at .

  Summer Evening at Beebe Woods to Benefit Falmouth Hospital
Saturday, July 16, 2011 at Historic Highfield Hall
Catered by The Casual Gourmet

Passed Hors d’oeuvres
Scallops & Bacon with Maple Cream
Lavender Poached Shrimp Canapé on a Buttered Bread Round with Cocktail Sauce & Chervil
Asparagus Roll-ups
Garlic Rubbed Lamb Chop Lollipops with Fresh Mint Aioli
Wild Mushroom Risotto Stack with Red Pepper Aioli & Chive Baton
Smoked Duck with Brie & Port Currant Compote on a Cranberry Walnut Crostini
Mini BLT – Cherry Tomato filled with Lettuce, Applewood Smoked Bacon

 Artisan Cheese Table
 A sun-drenched tablescape featuring an array of fine cheeses
Boggy Meadow Fiddlehead Tomme
Wensleydale Cranberry Cheddar Cheese
Granton Clothbound Cheddar
Great Hill Blue
Old Chatham Camembert
 Served with Flatbreads, Toasts, Heirloom Grapes & Strawberries

Victorian Carving Station
Herb Roasted Tenderloin of Beef – Carved to Order Accompanyed by Roasted Wild Mushroom Ragout, Pepper Port Wine Demi-glace & Mustard Cognac Béarnaise, served with a Tasting of Heirloom Potatoes, Beautiful Tri-Colored Roasted Beets
Bountiful Baskets of Crusty Rolls & Gruyere Gougères

 Opulent Seafood Displa
yA luxurious & lavish display fit for royalty presented on silver platter
Cold Poached Salmon in White Wine & Herbs & Spices Garnished with Edible Flowers & Aspic,served with Lemon-Dill Crème Fraiche, Capers, Red Onions & Flatbreads
Oysters Rockefeller – Barnstable Sea Farms Oysters on the Half Shell Baked with Herb Butter Breadcrumbs
Crab Louis – Presented in a Boston Bibb Lettuce
Chive Blini with American Caviar & Crème Fraiche

 Finishing Touch
 A Wonderful Medley of Georgian Ices & Victorian Bombs
 served with Fresh Brewed Coffee

Monday, May 9, 2011

The Sultans of Swing will have you dancing the night away!

The 2011 Summer Evening at Beebe Woods is a community fundraiser to help support Falmouth Hospital and the new Clark Cancer Center.  The planning committee is very excited to announce that The Sultans of Swing will be the main entertainment for the evening. The Sultans of Swing is a nationally known band featuring an impressive variety and styles of musicians and vocalists.  If you enjoy dancing the night away while supporting a great cause, mark your calendar now : Saturday, July 16 at Historic Highfield Hall. The evening starts at 6:00 PM!                                                      

To watch additional video of The Sultans, go to .

The Sultans of Swing singing "One"

                                      A Medley of "Oh, What a Night/Please Don't Stop the Music"

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

The Clark Cancer Center Opens as a Huge Success!

Last year's summer event raised over $70,000 for the new Clark Cancer Center at Falmouth Hospital, which is now open and has surpassed expectations! Until the opening of the Center, cancer patients from the Upper Cape had to drive to Hyannis to receive life saving treatment. A long and exhausting trip. Since opening, the Center has been consistently busy with a full census and expanded hours.  Upper Cape patients have been grateful to have the services close to home.

The 2011 Falmouth Hospital Event will build on last years success,again raising money for this state-of-the-art cancer center. Please join us for this years summer event and show your support for Cape friends and neighbors as they journey to good health.

For more information on the Clark Cancer center, please see .

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Welcome to the Falmouth Hospital Summer Event Blog!

The Falmouth Hospital Summer Event Committee is very excited for the upcoming 2011 Summer Event to benefit Falmouth Hospital!

We are hoping to follow the success of last year's event which contributed to the Clark Cancer Center. This season's event will be held July 16, 2011 at Historic Highfield Hall. The theme will be "A Step Back in Time - A Summer Evening at Beebe Woods."  We will be celebrating Highfield Hall in its Victorian hey day.

This blog will be frequently updated to provide ticket information, details on auction items and updates on decor, food and music. Please follow us to hear all the exciting details!