Sim­patico to cel­e­brate Colum­bus

The Star Democrat - - LOCAL -

ST. MICHAELS — Sim­patico, Italy’s Finest, will cel­e­brate Christo­pher Colum­bus the week­end af­ter his hol­i­day with its ninth an­nual “Sim­patico’s Ital­ian Fall Wine & Food Cel­e­bra­tion at St. Michaels” from noon to 5 p.m. Satur­day, Oct. 13.

The event will be held rain or shine in the tented lot “pi­azza” ad­ja­cent to Sim­patico at 104 Rail­road Ave.

It will fea­ture the fol­low­ing ac­tiv­i­ties at a cost of $35 per per­son (kids free):

• Ital­ian wine and spir­its tast­ings

• Ital­ian food

• Ar­ti­san cheese tast­ings

• Live Ital­ian mu­sic

• Ital­ian trivia and past game

• Meet Colum­bus and hear about his ad­ven­tures in ex­plo­ration, and have your pic­ture taken with him

• Spe­cial pric­ing pro­mo­tions for wines and other items in the shop.

Sim­patico is ex­cited to con­tinue to bring this event to the com­mu­nity; Bobbi Par­lett, owner of Sim­patico, com­ments

“Everyone has such a good time at this fun an­nual event,” said Sim­patico owner Bobbi Par­lett. “it is like be­ing in a pi­azza in Italy for the af­ter­noon and com­bines so many things we love — food, wine, mu­sic, his­tory, games for all ages and fun.”

To buy tick­ets, go to “Events” www.sim­pati­cost­michaels.com or call 410-7450345.

Sim­patico is a lo­cally owned, in­de­pen­dent re­tailer and whole­saler spe­cial­iz­ing in ex­clu­sively made-in-Italy items. Fall store hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mon­day through Thurs­day, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Satur­day and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sun­day.

Tal­bot Street prop­erty owner David Beau­re­gard II, cen­ter, and his at­tor­ney Zach Smith, seated next to him at left, filed the ap­peal to try to re­verse the St. Michaels Plan­ning Com­mis­sion’s ap­proval on the new gas sta­tion com­plex slated to re­place the old St. Michaels Citgo.

Thirty peo­ple packed into the meeting room at the St. Michaels Town Of­fice while an es­ti­mated 70 waited out­side. More than a hun­dred peo­ple showed up for the Board of Zon­ing Ap­peals hear­ing on the de­vel­op­ment of a new gas sta­tion com­plex where the old St. Michaels Citgo is now.

Sim­patico, Italy’s Finest, will cel­e­brate Christo­pher Colum­bus with its ninth an­nual “Sim­patico’s Ital­ian Fall Wine & Food Cel­e­bra­tion at St. Michaels” from noon to 5 p.m. Satur­day, Oct. 13.

PHO­TOS BY CHRIS POLK

St. Michaels res­i­dent Su­san Reiss tes­ti­fies Tues­day dur­ing the Board of Zon­ing Ap­peals hear­ing.

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