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A friend needs help

Recently, I started a Go Fund Me page for our part-time assistant, Janelle. About three years ago she had a bicycle accident that caused severe physical damage, especially to her right arm and leg. She required knee replacement surgery, but the damage to her right forearm was worse. The wound became infected with a flesh-eating […]

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Spring Break

Winter has finally left the building. It was still cold outside (15° F) this morning in the hills of Apalachin. But it might reach 50° later today! To celebrate the coming of spring and for those of us of the Pagan persuasion, the vernal equinox, we have decided to take a spring break. Between now […]

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Our new resin pipe resonates with the past.

Why our new resin pipe resonates with the past. As I write this pipe review I’m smoking our new resin pipe. I recall another resin tobacco pipe, a Hilson Fantasia churchwarden, I owned many years ago. At the risk of dating myself, well ‘risk’ may not be the right word – ‘prospect” would be better […]

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Clay tobacco pipes and why you want one

From the early days of tobacco smoking, clay tobacco pipes have played a key role. North American native peoples fashioned pipes from many materials – stone, wood and also clay. Some examples of native American clay pipes are shown here. The early European settlers saw tobacco as a one of the many interesting New World […]

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We’re making some changes to the website

Hi, Than you for visiting Penn Valley Pipes and If you’ve been here before you’ll notice some layout changes. We are trying out different theme designs to make your visit as streamlines as possible. On most pages you will see a complete listing of our products running down the right side of the page. […]

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Website changes coming

We launched this version of our website back in mid-2014. We pretty much like how it displays and how the shopping cart works, at least we did until recently. Lately we’ve noticed some odd cart behavior when the browser is something other than Firefox. In Microsoft Edge and in Chrome when you click Proceed to […]

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A note about clay pipes

We’ve most likely mentioned the tendency of a new clay pipe sticking to your lips the first couple of times you smoke the pipe, but our good friend Kent pointed out to us that we don’t include a warning when we ship a clay pipe to our customers. We added a post to our frequently […]

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