An Evening with Danny. Almost 20K Raised!

March 11th, 2011 by Conor

On Friday, March 4th we were reminded of how amazing the people of the valley are. 200 people gathered at the Red Jacket in support of Danny Toumarkine on his road to recovery. The evening was filled with silent and live auctions as well as dinner and live entertainment. The Dinner was prepared by the Red Jacket, music was performed by Ryan St Onge and Heather Pierson, as well as Sauce- The music was sponsored by Remax Presidential. Dutch Bloemen Winkel created all of the “Dannyesque” décor for the event and George Cleveland hosted a fantastic live auction. We are very thankful for these amazing sponsors of the event that made it possible.

Many different businesses and people in this valley and expanding throughout New England were instrumental in making this event successful. Highlighted throughout the live and silent auction were Solo, ELC Rafting, Glen Junction, The Kruysman Family, Flatbread Company, John Moriarty, The Charity Girls, Northern Extremes, Fischer Skis, IME, Bretton Woods, New Hampshire Distributors, Terri Brooks, Kate Roden, North Country Fair Jewelers, Framed Art Super Store, Simple Designs, Nancy McClare, The UPS Store, Minuteman Press, Diane Harmon, Karen Stancik Photography, Old Port Jingles, Cranmore, Ham Arena, Jackson Ski Touring, The Manchester Monarchs, Sally Bags, Lochcarron of Scotland, Green Granite, Spruce Hurricane, Stan and Dan’s, Sue Ainsworth, Conway Family Dental Care, White Mountain Tattoo, Polly Allyn, Tuckerman Brewery, J Town Deli, CeCe Corp, Red Bull, Tuckerman’s Tavern, Delaney’s, Shannon Door, Meghan McClare, Shawnee Peak, Twombly’s Market, Sports Outlet, Stephi Reed Hastings, Burton, Matty B’s, Court Yard Café, The Penguin, The Music Shop, The Notchland Inn, 302 West Smoke House, Linda Sorensen, The Up Country, The Seasons Condominium Resort, Rupprecht, Drew Phillips Photography, Red Parka Pub, Settlers Green, North Conway Grand, Snowflake Inn, Inn at Jackson, Eastman Inn, Debony Salon and Day Spa, The Cut Off Salon and Day Spa, Frontside Grind, AppleBee’s, Green Thumb Farms, Cold River Vodka, White Mountain Hotel, Lupine Inc, Fryeburg Vet, WOKQ, Mount Washington Radio Group, Kheil Logging, Valley Vacation Rentals, Yankee Fleet, Holiday Inn, Gayle Baker’s Valley Travel, Snowflake Inn, Bernerhof Inn, Valley Originals, Jerry Baker, The Muddy Moose, Chef’s Market, Hillbillies Restaurant, Ski Works, Joe Jones, Zeb’s, Cava, Betsy Gaschott, Sugar Loaf, Ameoskeag Beverages, Earth and Fire, Story Land, Simple Designs and Sunshine Daydream Farm and Garden.

The night was a fantastic celebration of Danny’s road to recovery and we would like to thank the volunteers, donating businesses and individuals, as well as all of the people that turned out to support Danny and family.

Last but not least we would like to thank the events organizers: Staci Blair, Talia Brooks and Tom Jannuzzi. These are the people that made this event possible. They spent weeks of their time making sure that the event went perfectly. Thanks to them, it did.

DITB Shout out!

March 11th, 2011 by Conor

This DITB shout out came in a little late but it is awesome and totally worthy of posting. This is one of my favorites so far!


Flatbread Fun

March 11th, 2011 by Conor

Staci Blair and the rest of the Flatbread Pizza Company were nice enough to throw a fundraiser for Danny. They allowed and assisted the DITB crew (Which Staci is very much a leader in) to throw a 50/50 raffle and sell merchandise. Flatbread also donated $3.50 from all large pizza sales and $1 from all small pizza sales. On top of all that they were nice enough to do this during vacation week. The place was absolutely slammed for several hours. Tourists to the valley were intrigued by Dannys story and concerned for his recovery. For an hour or so many of them were surprised by the answer to the “So, how’s he doing question” when people pointed over to Danny who was energized enough to join us for a brief bit. Thanks again to Staci and the whole Flatbread crew for such a successful fundraiser! What a great company and group of people!

Shredding For DCT

March 11th, 2011 by Conor

Just about 3 weeks after it happened I am here to report that about 50 shredders turned out for the Shredding for DCT fundraiser that took place on February 19th. Between the merchandise sales and the donations the event raised just about $2,000. Everyone was in good spirits despite the blistery cold weather. Big thank you to April Deschenes for the poster design as well as Becca Deschenes and Jess Richitelli for hosting and coordinating the event. Also thank you to Cranmore mountain for allowing these amazing girls to put this event together. You are all awesome!

Time to catch up!

March 11th, 2011 by Conor

I have been back in North Conway, New Hampshire for the last couple weeks and have been overwhelmed with a combination of fundraising efforts, video editing, and continuing to unwind from January’s events. Today I am going to make an effort to get caught up on what has been happening on the fundraising front over the last month or so. There has been a TON of success in that time.

An Evening For Danny – Get your Tickets HERE!

February 16th, 2011 by Conor

Friday, March 4th, we will be having a fundraiser for Danny at the Red Jacket in North Conway, New Hampshire. This is going to be an awesome night. There will be a variety of different things going on throughout the night including a silent and live auction, live music and a surf and turf dinner. The event is being held at the Red Jacket and has a capacity of 200 people. Tickets are $50 can be purchased in person or online through this web page.

Ticket price includes dinner, wine and live music by Sauce in Palmers Lounge.

The schedule for the events of the night are as follows:
5:30pm – Cocktails and Silent Auction
7:00pm – Dinner served with wine with a live auction after dinner
9:00pm – Live music by Sauce and Dancing in Palmers Lounge

Hope to see you there!


To purchase tickets in person please contact:
Tom Jannuzzi 603-387-1195 or
Karen Stancik 603-986-0035 or
Talia Brooks 207-441-3424 or
Staci Blair 603.662.8891 or
Polly Allyn 978-766-0720

Please send an email to to tell us who you would like to sit with at the event if for some reason you are unable to purchase all the tickets together. Tables seat 8.

Tickets purchased by the 25th will be mailed. Any tickets after that date can be picked up the night of the event or from anyone of the individuals selling them. The ticket is more of a formal invitation than anything else. All attendees will be added to a guest list.

Danny Is The Bomb – 1st Place at Dew Tour!

February 15th, 2011 by Conor

Luke Mitrani made nice work of the pipe at the last stop of the Dew Tour. He took first place with the run of his life. Here he is alongside his brother and Kevin Pierce. Note Danny is the Bomb sticker between the bindings! Nice work Luke, Crushing it!

Left to right: Luke Mitrani, Jack Mitrani, Kevin Pierce.

DITB – Shout Outs

February 15th, 2011 by Conor

Success at the Fat Cat!

February 15th, 2011 by Conor

Yes, I have been a little lazy since I got back to Lake Tahoe. Had I still been in Montana I probably would have attempted to write about the huge success at the Fat Cat the night of the event. Well things are a little different now that I am back in Tahoe and able to unwind a little bit. A little bit slower and a little more emphasis on trying to escape the horrible reality of Montana. Furthermore if I had written it after the night of the Fat Cat if might not have gone over so well…

With the help of some unbelievable friends and the Fat Cat the fundraiser held last Wednesday raided almost $2,800! Everyone had a huge smile and was totally supportive of the cause. It was great to see such a huge turnout. I really couldn’t believe how many people both showed up but also emptied their pockets for the cause.

Thank you to the Fat Cat, bartenders, musicians, beer distributors, businesses, all of our friends that helped to organize the event and EVERYONE that turned out to support Danny. I don’t want to mention names only for fear that I will forget someone. You know who you are and it means the world to my family and I that you helped us out!

The raffle was a huge success thanks to all the wonderful businesses below:

The Chocolate Bar in the Village at Northstar
The Bridgetender in Tahoe City
The Crest Cafe in Alpine Meadows
Sunnyside in Tahoe City
Mamasake in The Village at Squaw Valley
The Tahoe House in Tahoe City
Blue Coyote in The Village at Squaw Valley
Fireside in the Village at Squaw Valley
22 Bistro in the Village at Squaw Valley
Surefoot in the Village at Squaw Valley
Gallery Keoki
PBR Snowboard
Squaw Valley USA
Handcrafted art made by Sam Kimberley-Bryant at Mountain Forge, Truckee CA
Nine Lives in Tahoe City
Tahoe City Kayak
Trilogy Spa in the Village at Squaw Valley
Tahoe City XC
Wildflour Baking Company

Easier DITB Navigation

February 15th, 2011 by Conor

Not that anyone is anxious to relive the last month anytime soon, but I wanted to make people aware of a site change that I just FINALLY implemented. It was bothering me that it wasn’t easy for me to go back to the beginning of the experience easily. If you go down to the way bottom of the page you will have a much easier time navigating to older pages. Also if you are looking for a specific piece that someone wrote just search it on the right side of the sidebar to find what you are looking for. That’s it for now.

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