2009 August 06, August Newsletter

Thursday, August 06, 2009 


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August Newsletter for Arsenic & Old Lace
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Arsenic & Old Lace

Happy Summer!

Happy Summer and Happy Lammas!

As our good friend Jonathan said in a recent email to us:

“Whether we call it La Cornucopia, Lammas, Lughnasadh, Festa di Demeter Malophoros, Green Corn & Dance, First Harvest, Time of the Scythe, Lunasa, Feast of St Peter’s Chains, or that magical moment when the stars align into just 5′ Leo…  Wishing you a wonderful celebration of First Fruits in this season of summer’s bounty.”

Lammas is often called “The First Fruits” and is the first of the 3 harvest festivals in modern Paganism (Autumnal Equinox and Samhain are the other two) and is usually celebrated on August 1.  A nice entry at Wikipedia is located here.

To help celebrate, we’re giving our members special discounts on our selection of Altar Cloths and our Tote/Messenger Bags.  Save 15% here!

Upcoming Events
Where we will be and when

We have several events that we will be attending in the near future and would love to see you at them!

Annual Society of Elder Faiths Lammas Faire!
Join us for a great day of fun and fellowship. The beginning of the Harvest Season has long been marked by fairs, games, and gatherings. Our Faire is held in celebration of the ancient festival of Lammas,
in the tradition of the summer gathering of the tribes.

Sunday, August 9th, 2009
Metro West YMCA at Hopkinton
Gather at the Camp Carol Pavilion at 1:00 PM
Closing ritual at 4:00 PM
Admission: $5 SEF Members, kids under 12 free, $10 all others

Drum Circle! Belly Dance Workshop! Games for All Ages!
Sun Shield Workshop for Kids and Their Families! Cookie Bake-off (be a judge!) {http://www.elderfaiths.org/LF09}

Southern New Hampshire Pagan Pride Day – Save the date!
NH Pagans of all traditions and paths are welcome at NH Pagan Pride Day 2009

10am – 6pm
UU Church in Manchester, NH

We will have a variety of workshops, performances, vendors and craftspeople, as well as opportunities for the kids! Come and celebrate the Harvest season with us and show your Pride in your traditions and beliefs! {http://snhpaganpride.org/}

If you find yourself attending either of these wonderful events, look us up!

New and Noteworthy – Specialty Collections

·        Fairy Collection – We’ve added a new “Specialty Category” where we’ve collected all of our Fairy related items in one convenient place.


·        Our Dryad Design Collection and our Witches’ Alchemy Potions are back!


As always, we’re very interested in getting feedback from you!  Please send us your suggestions and comments so we can improve our service.

About Arsenic & Old Lace

Founded in Cambridge, Massachusetts in 1981 and now exclusively on the web, Arsenic & Old Lace is dedicated to providing quality products and advice to the Pagan and Wiccan communities. We have become one of the best known occult supply shops in New England and one of the most trusted places to get quality supplies and gifts.  We strive to provide the best possible service for our customers.   

You can choose from over 5000 products and save 5% or more off retail prices.  Save 10%  on all purchases of $50 or more.

Arsenic & Old Lace

Rev. Vincent Russo,Proprietor

Tel: 617-381-4369

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Members Specials In honor of Lammas, Members receive special discounts on a selection of incense and incense accessories!
Come by and browse our selection.

Whoops!  This month’s special is actually on Altar Cloths and Tote/Messenger Bags.

Posted by Arsenic & Old Lace (Vinnie Russo) on Thursday, August 06, 2009 – 9:56 AM

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