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40's at Bernadine's Stillman Inn!

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40's At Bernadine's Stillman Inn

Yes, it's true, we've broken the -20 degee weather!

Looks like the week ahead will be beautiful and in the 40's

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St. Patricks Day is right around the corner and that means

 

HAPPY BIRTHDAY DAVE!

 

and I don't have a clue for what to get for such a wonderful husband!

Actually, his favorite food is weiner schnitzel so I do believe I will be taking him to Fritz & Frites for dinner.  He will love that. He recommended this restaurant to a guest that is staying with us right now and she was so kind to bring him back a schnitzel.  She had a great suggestion.  To keep her weight under control, after she orders her food she puts half of it in a take home box.  Great suggestion!

Dave also enjoys the buffet at Breitbach's.  It's in Balltown Iowa and it is about an hour away. Balltown has the greatest valley view of the Mississippi River.  This road is highly traveled by bikers for it's scenery.

 

 

 

2014 Weddings at the Galena Wedding Chapel

 

 

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 The Weddings are lining up for the Galena Wedding Chapel!  How exciting!

 

 We just love celebrating weddings here.  Inside or out they are always such a fun and thrilling experience.  We love the look of excitement on our couples faces as they go from planning to the actual event.    

 

You can get married inside of our unique and romantic Wedding Chapel or out in the Gardens.  We have all the things you need to include an Officiant, Photographer, Wedding Coordinator, contacts for Cake and flowers, a Champagne Toast, Reception Hall and Bar.  Our menu selection is reasonably priced and delicious and our staff is trained and skilled in serving you and your guests.

 

Just give us a call 815 777-0557 to request your Wedding Planner Packet.  This will help you think of everything!

 

 

This Weeks Things-To-Do In Galena, IL

 

3/13/14  Open Stitching - FiberWild

3/10-3/31/14 Wine Lovers Weekend - Massbach Ridge

3/10-3/14/14 A Peaceful Mind Class

3/13-3/17/14 Art Show - Birds & Flowers

3/14/14 Council Hill Station Beer Tasting

3/14-3/15/14 Traditional Irish Dancing

3/14-3/15/14  St. Patricks Celebration -Frank O'Dowds Irish Pub

3/17/14 St. Patricks Day Parade

3/15/14 Starlab

3/15 & 3/17/14 Derty Rice - Galena Brewery

3/15-3/16/14 Pottery Throwing Demonstrations - Artists Annex 

3/10 & 3/17/14 Knit a Lace Scarf - FiberWild

See more at www.visitgalena.org 

 

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This May we will be celebrating 14 years at Bernadine's Stillman Inn and Galena Wedding Chapel

"It's Been A Pleasure!"

 

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Happy St. Patricks Day

 

You may be asking why we love St. Patricks Day so much

Well, because it is Dave's Birthday!

Our kids always thought the big parade in Chicago was just for Dave's Birthday, what memories!

 

Birthday cake

 

So, to all you St. Pattys Babies - Happy Birthday!

 

 

Recipe of the Month

Luck o' the Irish Layered Mint Brownies

You are going to love this sweet treat.

 Let's see, cake, brownies...let's get the party started!

 

 

1 (19.9 oz) pkg family-size brownie mix

1 (8 oz) pkg cream cheese at room temp

4 (1 oz) squares white chocolate for baking, melted

2 cups whipped topping

1/4 - 1/2 tsp peppermint extract Green liquid food coloring

1 1/4 cups dark chocolate chips

1 stick (1/2 cup) butter

 

Heat oven to 350F. using foil lined 9x13 baking pan coated with cooking spray, prepare brownie mix as package directs. Let cool.

 

Using mixer on medium speed, beat next 3 ingredients 2 minutes or until smooth. Sperad half of mixture over cooled brownies. Chill 20 minutes. Meanwhile, stir peppermint extract and enough food coloring into remaining mixture to create desired green color; spread in pan. Chill 20 minutes

 

In microwave safe bowl, microwave dark chocolate chips and butter for 30 seconds, or until melted. stirring until smooth. Let sit 5 minutes; spread over mint layer. Chill 30 minutes or until set.

 

 

March Blog Special

Stay with us 3 midweek nights at the regular rate, say "Happy Birthday" to Dave and receive

25% off your third night stay! Based on availability

 

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Things To Do In Galena

Traditional Irish Dancing - Irish Cottage Hotel

Live Entertainment - all over Galena

Feng Shui Class - Move Your Stuff, Change Your Life

Paint & Pour

All About Smudging Class

Miss Kitty Quiz Show

St. Patricks Day Parade

and so much  more....www.visitgalena.org

 

You're going to love it here in Galena!

 

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Say "I Do" in March

There are still openings for a Romantic March Wedding!

Call and say "I Do" and receive 15% off your ceremony 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LET THE 2014 WEDDINGS BEGIN!

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Weddings - 2014 - Can't Wait!

 

There are few things as nice as having a wedding ceremony here at the beautiful and historic Stillman Inn.  You may choose to get married in the Chapel (Galena Wedding Chapel), outside in the garden filled courtyards, or inside Bernadine's Stillman Inn (very small venues and mostly in winter).

 

We offer a full service of wedding coordination and will be there for you from the beginning of your planning to the end of the ceremony and/or reception!

 

Call today for a copy of our wedding planner and our dinner menu.  Ask for Dave at 815 777-0557.  He's a peach to talk to!

 

All meals are made fresh right here in our unique reception venue.  Servers are appropriately appointed and expertly trained in giving you the best in service.

 

Galena IL is the perfect setting for your special day!

 

You may also reserve a room at our Bed and Breakfast.  A place to return for anniversaries year after year.  We just love that!

 

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Our Bride Entering through the Reception Area

 

 

Happy Birthday Dave!

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Yes It Is True...on March 17th, 2011
Dave will be 65 years old!
"Happy Birthday My Sweetheart"

Dave has the Dick Clark thing going on and no one ever believes him when he shares his age.

He is a terrific husband, friend, father, carpenter, innkeeper, Christian, my goodness I could just go on and on about him.

Dave has been successful at many things in his life. He's a hard working and dedicated man. Right now I think his favorite thing is being a Grandpa, "Big Daddy" to Cara Isabella. And we have another granddaughter on the way! One of the things he truly enjoys doing is running the Stillman Inn. If you know Dave, you know he just loves, loves, loves people. His standard greeting is "Hi, I'm Dave, you'll like me, I'm a nice guy" and nothing could be more true. We have met so many interesting and wonderful people and made so many new friends here at the Inn over the past ten years.

Retirement: Yes, it's inevitable. One day I must have Dave all to myself. At some point he must agree to retire but I know he will never leave the inn unless someone else replaces him who is just as genuine as he is. This he would do to honor our repeat guests. We are going to start thinking about selling the place over the next few years. If you know of anyone who is worthy of and interested in taking over the baton, please let us know!


"Where will Dave go" you ask? No problem. We plan on staying in Galena near our grandchildren. The new innkeepers, whoever they end up being, will have our contact information so please, give us a shout and we will be happy to lunch with you! Mind you, we've only just started thinking about it, we aren't going anywhere yet so come see Dave for his Birthday year long celebration!

Proud Wife of Dave Anderson,

Bernadine

Happy Birthday Dave Blog Special: Two night midweek stay in any of our lovely rooms, mention this blog and get a pineapple upside mini cake during your stay. Dave's favorite! Good now through March 17th, 2011

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