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The Picture Of The Day (Sony a7 II) + 6 Also-Rans — August 10, 2018.

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Wolfeboro, New Hampshire Fireworks — July 4, 2018.

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The Wolfeboro (New Hampshire), 4th of July fireworks, as ever were good. As good as you can get with hand fired fireworks I would think — though I could be wrong. From what we can see all the fireworks are set off by three intrepid souls carrying flares and scuttling, like beatles, from one pod to another. As always the Wolfeboro fireworks were much better than those of Alton the previous night — but that is to expected, Wolfeboro being one of the wealthiest towns in the State.

Good crowd and LOTS of boats (especially in contrast to Alton, the night before).

We sat, as ever, on the grass bank, in Brewster, right across from the field where the fireworks are set off. It was the most crowded that we have experienced. This time, after last year’s fiasco, we parked at Huggins Hospital and walked. Getting back on Rte 28 was a piece of cake, so I suspect this will become the new norm.

Unlike Alton, which started late, Wolfeboro, started right on time at 9:30pm … with some folks even having a countdown to 9:30 which proved to be spot on. That was cool. The show lasted 26-minutes. So, it was all good.

I will never rate a public firework display as even been a total disaster — provided they get at least a few up in the sky. In my book all firework shows are ‘good’ by definition, though some, of course, are much better than others, and you are unlikely to get a truly spectacular one in New Hampshire outside of the BIG cities and Jaffery (the home of ‘Atlas Fireworks’).


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Wolfeboro, New Hampshire Fireworks — July 4, 2017.

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Wolfeboro’s 4th of July 2017 fireworks, which lasted about 40-minutes since they were individually hand fired, were ‘good’ — as one would expect from this affluent town, the ‘Oldest Summer Resort in America‘.

It was another perfect evening for fireworks, temps in the low 70s and no rain for miles. There was also a very bright ‘half’ moon — that you can see in some of the pictures, to the left.

We have been going to fireworks in Wolfeboro, either the 4th of July or ‘First Night‘ or both, for the last 10-years. They are invariably good, and typically better than those in our home town of Alton (which is not as ‘rich’ — Wolfeboro the home for such luminaries as Mitt).

We always watch these fireworks from a little hill, on the Brewster Campus, by the side of their main sports field. It is the perfect vantage point since the fireworks are set off directly in front, just a few hundred yards away.

It was fun, though getting out of Brewster proved to be a nightmare.


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The Ever Debonair “North Shore Acappella”, In Wolfeboro, NH, Friday, August 21, 2015, Took Brilliance To New Heights.

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Jimmy Martin, Guy Chiapponi, Vinny Straccia, Paul Lopes
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with guest star, our very own, Stacey Kelleher.








There is really no point trying to find any other adjectives or superlatives. There is just one word that just so totally captures the very essence of the “North Shore Acappella” concert, in Wolfeboro, last night, and that word is ‘BRILLIANCE’. It was brilliance epitomized — BUT, in their case, it was expected. And did they deliver. Oh, yes they did. It was blinking, bloody brilliant.

Anderson Hall, at Brewster, was nearly packed. 356 very gratified patrons beating the previous “Great Waters” record for this venue by 80.

This was the third straight year that “North Shore Acappella” has done a “Great Waters” concert in Wolfeboro. As far as I know they, given their immense popularity, are the only ones that get invited like that — year after year. I know that they were rebooked straight after last year’s scintillating performance. We were there for that I just loved it. This is musical entertainment at its delectable best. Just unadulterated auditory ‘manna’ spiced with an energetic display of showmanship by 5 amazing guys. They are indeed true modern day troubadours.

And really, really, really charming and personable guys. We got to know them last year and they were a joy to work with. It was fun. It was wonderful, heartwarming concert. The audience loved it.

Stacey Kelleher’s Guest Spot Singing
“Lion Sleeps Tonight”

Stacey (18), from Ossipee (NH) and a graduate of ‘Kingswood High School‘, was this year’s intern Box Office Manager for “Great Waters”. Next week she starts as a freshman at Boston’s famed “Berklee College of Music” with plans to major in ‘voice performance’. I have, however, known her from 2 years ago when she sang with “Clearlakes Chorale” with Devanee.

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Click to access YouTube video of Stacey signing the “lion sleeps tonight” with “North Shore Acappella”.

That Stacey got to get up on stage with “North Shore” was my doing and her rousing, much appreciated performance, made me very happy and proud.

Remembering how “North Shore” last year welcomed a bunch of folk to sing with them, including most of the Guruges, I, a month ago, ‘told’ Stacey that I will get her on stage to sing with the guys. She didn’t believe me. She then looked at the pictures from last year and realized that it was a possibility. Over the next few weeks, every Friday, when I would see her I reminded her — and I could see that she was getting mentally prepared. She told me last week last week she was all set. So as the guys started to arrive and get set up I started telling them about Stacey. Jimmy’s daughter had graduated from Berklee. So he was really keen. I introduced Stacey to Vinny, Paul & Jimmy before the show. It took a bit of work to find a song that she knew that would work. The rest was HISTORY. She was good. It was very gratifying to see the looks on the faces of the guys. They were impressed.

After the show, when I was taking some pictures of Stacey and Jimmy, he said something along the lines: “yep hold onto these pictures. When you are famous we want to be able to say you sang with us!” And he wasn’t joking. She has a great future ahead of her and we all hope she ends up very famous as befits her talents and personality. I am nailing these pictures down too because WHEN she is famous I want her to remember that I arranged this guest spot for her — and I know she will remember. She is a great kid. I am as proud of her as I would be of Devanee.





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Dr. Gerry Mack. Founder of “Great Waters Music Festival”.


2015 July 4th Weekend — Concerts & Fireworks in Alton & Wolfeboro, New Hampshire.

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Friday, July 3rd, 2015.

Alton

Fireworks — 9:20pm, Alton Bay. (No rain expected)

Concert — Classic rock with ‘Bittersweet‘ at the Alton Bay Bandstand, 7 to 9pm. They have played here before and they are good.

Wolfeboro

ConcertGreat Waters, Anderson Hall: John Gorka with Cliff Eberhardt. I just checked him out on YouTube. HE IS GOOD! Very catchy. Folksy.

Light UpWentworth Lake. Red lights. I am going to try and catch this.

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John Gorka on YouTube. Check it out. This one is good and funny.


Friday, July 3rd, 2015.

Alton

Concert — 50’s and 60’s doo-wop with ‘Rocking Daddios‘ at the Alton Bay Bandstand, 7 to 9pm.

Wolfeboro

Concert — ‘Cate Park Band’, at Cate Park, from 7pm till fireworks.

Fireworks — 9:30pm over Wolfeboro Bay from Brewster


July 4 Fireworks In Alton & Wolfeboro, NH — Actually July 3 In Alton.

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Fireworks from Wolfeboro, NH, ‘First Night’ 2013 Celebrations.

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Alton: Wednesday, July 3, 2013 at ~9:15 pm, Alton Bay.

Wolfeboro: Thursday, July 4, 2013 at sunset (which should be about 8:30) from Brewster.

Huggins Fair, Wolfeboro, NH, This Friday & Saturday, August 3 – 4, 2012, 10 to 10.

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Huggins Fair of yore, from ‘hidephoto.net’.


Not sure why but this year’s Huggins Fair does not seem to be getting much publicity. To be fair, they probably don’t need it. Those that know, know it is always the first Friday and Saturday of August.

It is one of our perennial favorites and we were distraught that we could not attend last year because we had to go to Boston to meet with a cousin visiting from Canada.

I have been going to the Huggins Fair since 1993. I had a place on Shaw’s Pond, 6 miles down the road from Wolfeboro. My neighbor there, Pauline, would readily admit that Huggins Fair was the highlight of her year. She would shepherd her whole large family over to the Brewster grounds early on Friday morning so that they could be right up front, by the ribbons, when the fair was officially opened at 10 am. As part of her extended family, I too started going there before the Fair started. I don’t do that anymore. I go late on Saturday evening, instead.

This is by no means the largest, fanciest or exciting fairs of NH. It does not set out to be any of that. The tone is more of languid NE charm. You can’t beat the location. The views of Winnipesaukee are spectacular. It is a wonderfully friendly atmosphere. The kids love the rides. The food always smells great.

The huge book tent is my favorite. Don’t forget that Wolfeboro has as its residents some heavy duty intellectuals and Old Money (not to mention Romney). So you will always find some interesting, possibly even rare non-fiction books. Over the years I have picked up some wonderful art, religion, travel and biography books at the fair.

So, this is just a heads up. If you are there around 5pm on Saturday you should see me. I will be the only brown guy wandering around.