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ravkesef

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Aug 10, 2010
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Just wondering if we have enough smokers on this forum who live in Connecticut who might be interested in forming a club?

 

docgarr

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Eric,

As president of United Pipe Clubs of America I congratulate you on trying to start a club...unfortunately without much success at least on this forum. So keep trying! There has to be other pipe smokers out there in Connecticut. There's pipe club in Albany and NYC and Boston. But if I here of any I will get back to you.

 

fitzy

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Nov 13, 2012
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Rav What part of the state are you in? I'm in Ny but just over the border from Danbury and I'd be interested in a club in ct

 

ravkesef

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OK, let's try this again. Any Connecticut pipe smokers who might be interested in starting a club? I live in Cheshire, and in a few days, I'll be putting up posters in various locations, but the forum seems a good place to start.

last go around I didn't get much in the way of responses, but hope springs eternal, so let's try again.

OK, so we know Connecticut is small, but the good news is it doesn't take too long to get anywhere. Cheshire, for example, is only 20 minutes from New Haven. (by telephone!) So let's hear it for Connecticut!

 

allan

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I live a short distance from Greenwich in NY and although I am a member of the NYC pipe club, if the meeting is not too far away from me, I could be persuaded to come.
Allan

 

daveinlax

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If you're willing to drive, there will be a pipe smokers meet-up in Fall River Mass. I know theses guys have a lot of fun at these events. 8O

http://www.smokersforums.co.uk/showthread.php?t=112891

 

rayje589

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And here I thought I was the only CT guy... It would be nice to have other people to smoke with. If you do get anything rolling shoot me a PM. I'm in the Hartford/manchester area.

 

ronfedele

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I am a long time cigar smoker who just started dabbling in pipes. I am in the New Britain area.
Ron

 

lincolnsbark

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Hello all,
I am currently in law school in Massachusetts but commute from somers ct. New to pipe smoking but loving every minute of it already!

 

mso489

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I understand CT is a big state for growing cigar tobacco, and at least a small amount of that is

used in pipe tobacco blends I see offered. So you might have a little home-grown 'baccy for

your meetings. Here in N.C., we still have a substantial tobacco crop, though a shadow of its

former self, Cornell-Diehl tobacco blending in Morganton, Dr. Grabow pipe manufacturing in

Sparta up near the Va. border, and more artisan pipe carvers than I've learned yet. If you scratch

around, who knows what you'll find.

 

captainpeg

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Connecticut member here. Bridgeport area. I tried this once on another forum with no real results. Glad to see you're trying and I'm in.

I would suggest some B&M for meets, maybe the Owl Shop in New Haven where one can smoke a pipe or cigar and have a coffee or a drink from the bar. Just an idea to get us started.

I would also suggest putting some fliers in any B&M that may still be in business in your area. I had wanted to start one using the Owl Shop as a location simply because it's a drive for most eveyone.

Randy

Feel free to PM if you want any input or help.

 

piper86

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Yes. I would be interested in forming a pipe club. I also can arrange to have meetings or gatherings at my local cigar and pipe shop. Nothing to formal just everyone brings a different blend and sample. I live in newtown area if that works for those interested.

 

doverpipes

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I am a member of "The Hudson Valley Pipe Club" (HVPC) and I live right on the NY/CT border in Dutchess County, NY. I would love to meet up with anyone in CT who would be interested in forming a club. If you are interested, maybe you would like to hang out with HVPC in the meantime?
There are a few places in CT that would be "pipe friendly". Should be fairly easy to set something up. Anyone interested in meeting up for a smoke session, feel free to PM me, I am always looking for fellow "pipesters". ---Sean aka "DoverPipes"

 

doverpipes

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Piper86: Yes. I would be interested in forming a pipe club. I also can arrange to have meetings or gatherings at my local cigar and pipe shop. Nothing to formal just everyone brings a different blend and sample. I live in newtown area if that works for those interested.
Would that happen to be "Big Buddha Cigar Lounge" ?

If so, I'd be game to meet up someday for a smoke.

Sean-- aka "DoverPipes"

 

fitzy

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IS Big Buddah the only place in Newtown that sells Pipe Tobacco? I've been looking for a B&M in that area with out a lot of luck. I have yet to make it to Big Buddah.
I've picked up a few tins in Danbury though at Butthead's.

 

doverpipes

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Buttheads on Rt. 37 used to have pretty decent selection of pipe tobacco.

I noticed a jump in prices a while back. Not sure if CT upped their tobacco taxes then.
The HVPC meets on the first Wednesday of each month.

The club is a fairly tight group, but guests / new members are welcome!

As with any club, it's not a bad idea to meet some of the members and get to see if the club is what you are looking for. Myself and "The President" are the youngest members at 45. The ages go up from there. (Not to say that younger members can't join, just giving you the age range.)

The locations are usually in Newburgh & Pleasant Valley, NY.

We will also planning some "road trips" this Summer.
Hit me up with an e-mail if anyone is interested in having a smoke and possibly some "adult beverages", along with some good conversation. My e-mail is: doverpipes(at)aol(dot)com (I hate spam bots!). Introduce youeself and I'll fire off a reply.
Cheers & Happy Smokes!

Sean aka "DoverPipes"