Category: Newsletter

Posted by Sharyn Lonsdale on 21st December 2014

Artful Lobster Huge Success!

What a picture perfect day was enjoyed at the Hermitage on Saturday November 15 for our annual Artful Lobster fundraiser! 225 guests enjoyed the music of Ruthie Stephens, the lobster feast by Michael’s on East, and the themed decorations by Joy Rogers and her decorations committee. Kudos to event chair Susan Brennan and her hardworking team that raised more than $50,000 net to support the Hermitage mission! READ MORE

Posted by Sharyn Lonsdale on 21st December 2014

The Economics of ETHEL on the Beach

As the sun touched the water, ETHEL musicians faced the horizon vocalizing a sound that echoed the whoops of joy the crowd shouted during their applause. Nearly 400 voices joined in a low sonorous “woooooooo” that slowly gained volume and intensity until it reached a deafeningly beautiful pitch as the last ray disappeared. Then silence. Instinctive silence. ETHEL made music from everything – even us. READ MORE

Posted by Sharyn Lonsdale on 21st December 2014


Meet Ernest, local celebrity/mascot/muse of the Hermitage Artist Retreat. Ernest has inspired tree carvings, poems, essays and paintings. He has been photographed countless times from countless angles. He is not shy and can often be found perched on the deck of the main house and the beach cottage. His feathers are not easily ruffled. READ MORE

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