Dec 7 – Then and Now

Hello to my friends, supporters, and fellow business owners. Today we need to talk about December 7, “…a day that will live in infamy.”  It was on December 7 that we were attacked by the Empire of Japan and the day that our nation was plunged into a world war. That day needs to always be remembered, and we remember and pray-for those who were lost.

December 7 is also a day to remember because it was a day when a generous and wonderful business in Salem, MA. lost its bid to remain as a cherished contributor to our city. It was on December 7 that a court order was issued that closed the Victoria Station Restaurant just across the street from our former location. The company that mismanages Pickering Wharf closed the building just days before a major children’s charity was to have taken place. Could such an order have been delayed? Of course, but to paraphrase an item from the Salem Evening News, all was legal, and the likes of what one might expect from Ebenezer Scrooge.

Mr. Basanti, owner of Victoria Station was very kind to us. Just a few months after I opened my shop, a frozen pipe burst on February 14, 2013, the ceiling fell in, and the place flooded. When a premature end to my efforts was at hand, Victoria Station generously allowed me to use their small function room to continue my readings while repairs were made on MY INSURANCE, and not at the expense of the property management company. When I offered to pay Victoria Station for the use of their space, they refused, asserting that as a fellow business, we all had to stick together. We certainly agreed. Victoria Station also provided us with space for our own charity fundraisers for the St Jude Hospital for Children, and as class space for my students.

Indeed, before we moved from Pickering Wharf we suffered rain water leaks for months that damaged the interior again. While it was repaired MONTHS LATER the decision to move was already in motion.

The court order’s timing that locked the building is horrific. A major children’s charity would loose out, and so many wonderful and generous employees would be out of work, just days before the holiday season. Many business people in Salem have commented to me that this is a well-established fact of how business is conducted there. Based on our own experience and that of our former abutting neighbors, we have to whole-heartedly agree.

Thankfully the Hawthorne Hotel has generously offered to fill-in for the Salem Children’s Charity. In that vein, we will also do the same and will have a charity donation box set up when we host Santa Claus at our shop at 107 Federal St, on Sunday, Dec 17 from 12 pm to 6 pm. We will see to it that clothing and other items make its way to those in need. I have also donated 20-card readings from the shop to be auctioned off for this good cause.

The City of Salem is at a transition point. As business owners we all benefit from each other, and our clientele benefit from good business practices which needs to include good property owners. There is no good to be had from a carpet-bagger mentality that could ruin local business. We hope and pray that Mr. Basanti can recover from this situation and Victoria Station can resume again, if not in the current location, someplace nearby. We will all benefit from his business acumen and generosity.

Blessings to you all.

Santa Will Visit Dec 17

Hello my friends. As a way to say thank you to our new neighborhood for welcoming us, we have arranged to have Santa Claus visit. Santa will be on hand Sunday, Dec 17, from 12 noon to 6 pm. Bring a camera and take some memorable photos. Avoid the crush at the malls. Please remember parking is limited here so you may want to park at a city lot and walk over.  See our directions link for parking options nearby.

All That Glitters

A friend of mine has recently published a book entitled, “All That Glitters.” It is a period piece that you may find an enjoyable read on a cold winter night, or for that matter, at any time.

This Georgian era romance set in 18th Century England is seen through three generations of women who touch the nobility of England. Jenny is destroyed by her affair with a high nobleman with royal antecedents. Dying in childbirth, her daughter, Nancy, lives a life of hardship as an unacknowledged bastard. Before she dies, she tells her daughter, Annalee Curtis of her noble/royal heritage. Now, it’s the beautiful Annalee Curtis’s time with a handsome young nobleman, but proving her worth, using all of her charms, even witchcraft, she seduces her lover into a secret marriage. However, it is a union of two different clashing worlds. Can she succeed and regain her noble and royal title? This is a real bodice-ripper, rags- to-riches tale of a pure heart and impure morals and a good description of class-divided 18th Century England.

The author, F. Tropea, has a Lit. Major as well as a Psychology and History minor, and a Harvard graduate. Employed in the allied legal world, he sees a lot of crime, evil, and heartbreak, giving an insight to the darker side of human nature. He has also a poet with published titles as well as other past, and soon-to-be-published books.

CLICK HERE  or the book cover for more info at Amazon.Com

 

 

Healthy Hounds-PT Help Wanted

Our friends at http://www.Healthyhoundsdoggiedaycare.Com are looking for some new help. They prefer those with experience but will train the right ones. Part time, permanent positions available.

The ideal candidates must: have reliable transportation, love dogs and be comfortable around them, show up to work on time, be substance abuse free, have good communication skills, have a charged cell phone daily.

Be able to: endure the elements (not all the time), walk dogs of all sizes, take direction and remain calm, remain focused on our dogs at all times, vacuum, mop, and clean surfaces thoroughly, transport dogs safely (not mandatory but a plus), be able to pass a background check.

If interested, please write to info@healthyhoundsdoggiedaycare.com with a bit about yourself, a phone number, any time restrictions you might have and a resume if you have one. Please share.

On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/healthyhoundsdoggiedaycare/?fref=ts

Growavy Energy Art

My Friends, we are pleased to bring to your attention a new line of fabulous jewelry.

I have met the artist and these are all handcrafted of the highest quality. Here are a few offerings, and a link back to Growavy ™ Energy Art.

Growavy ™ Handcrafted Energy Art by Master Artisan, Fortune.
 


 
 

We hope to be carrying this line in our shop soon. In the meantime you can connect with Growavy ™, at this link.

 

Circle For Archangel Michael at Magika Sunday, Oct 1

My friends, I would like to invite each and every one of you to come to 107 Federal Street in Salem, Massachusetts on Sunday, October 1st at 3:00 PM in the hour of the sun to attend a circle in honor of The Archangel Michael and all the angelic powers who watch over us. We will be asking Archangel Michael and all of the angels to help humankind in promoting peace, love and harmony throughout the world. Unless human beings become aware of the harm that they are doing to mother Earth through their continued negativity and hatred, we will continue to see the type of worldwide weather disasters, earthquakes and other calamities that we have been seeing of late. This is not the wrath of god. This is the result of human negativity and hatred being transmitted into nature and nature is rebelling. We reap what we sow.

As Giordano Bruno said, everything in the universe is connected. Even things that seem to be inanimate have a spiritual aspect to them or in other words, a soul. Humanity is hurting the soul of the Earth through hatred and negativity! We must pray to the Angelic forces to help humanity to change its ways and adopt light and love in place of hatred! We will ask for this in our circle.

We will also use this wonderful occasion to dedicate and consecrate the Chapel of the Archangel Michael at Magika. There is no cost to attend and participate in the circle. The only currency that I ask you to bring is the currency of love and prayer! If you can’t join us in person, please join us from where ever you are by calling on Archangel Michael and the angelic forces at 3pm and join us spiritually. I hope to see you all there! Many blessing of love and light to you all !

Parking Note — Please park in nearby public parking. There is no on-street parking at our new location. You can park for a reasonable rate at the City of Salem Lot on Bridge Street, or other public lots downtown Salem. It is a pleasant walk to our new location in the historic McIntire District, and it will be a fair day.

For directions and parking info please see: http://www.magika.org/contact-us-directions/

Rev. Lori Bruno
Our Lord and Lady of the Trinacrian Rose Church
And the Chapel of The Archangel Michael
Salem, Massachusetts …and the Vast Cosmos

Hurricane Closure

Hello my friends. Due to the close approach of Hurricane Jose, we want our staff and friends to be safe, so we are electing to be closed on Wednesday, Sept 20 – all day. We will be back on Thursday, opening at 11 am as usual.

Hate Speech?

To all of my friends… and maybe a few who are not… It has recently come to my attention that of late some of the shops in Salem have been experiencing negative reviews in social media advertising sites, and social media in general. For what it’s worth, they are not the only victims — have also experienced these things on Yelp, TripAdvisor, and others. The bashing has been wide-spread and it is clear that this is being conducted by those seeking to cause harm to local business either directly or via their minions under their control. We reflect, “An Harm Ye None…” Doing this breaks the Wise Law of the 4Fs, Flax, Flags, Fodder, Frey (Frig). Flax… never take the clothing off the backs of anyone; Flags or homes… never compromise the roof over anyone’s head; Fodder or food… never take food of their tables; Frey or Frig signifying love… never compromise the love of their family members and friends. I’d add to that one more “F” for freedom. We should all be free of such.

These are the Laws of the Ancient Craft. Breaking these suggests that you are not one of us. The God and Goddess known who you are — and maybe do others. Friend or Foe, I have never done this to any local business. There is enough for all to go around, and I offer the best wishes for all local business no matter who you are. Those conducting this do so out of greed, avarice, and jealousy.

Watching how the minions triangulate this to deflect suspicion is clever as well as interesting to observe, yet it is not rocket science to see what is going on. Many are being victimized — In the end, Three-Fold will engage naturally. The Goddess gives and takes away. Build community rather than attempt to destroy it.

I am, and remain, available. If you have a difference with me please call and speak to me. Hiding behind the keyboard with your whispers degrades you, and all of the Craft. My blessings to all of the shops in Salem that you may prosper.