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3 Hand Painted Flowers At Dartmouth Hitchcock (Lebanon) — July 9, 2020,

by Anura Guruge


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These were on a menu for one of their many cafes. I was surprised as to how many of the cafes & fast food places were open. I guess the folks visiting need to be fed. We did not partake THOUGH normally one of my pleasures of visiting DMHC is getting a nice meal.

These flowers were nice & good. I had to share them with YOU. Enjoy. SMILE.


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Small Sampling Of Flowers From The ‘Castle In The Clouds’ (NH) — June 25, 2020.

by Anura Guruge


Taken with my Google Pixel 4 Phone.

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We were there for the ‘Spring Cleanup‘. Given that I was working (for a change) & Teischan was in a hurry to get home once we were done, I didn’t get much of a chance to take many pictures. So, what I show here don’t do adequate justice for what they have in bloom. The Castle & the grounds are resplendent. All set for the July 1 Grand Opening for 2020. You really should go & enjoy the flowers, the magnificent views, the architecture, the culture & ambiance. Even the restaurant & cafe are open & they have GOOD food. Enjoy. SMILE.


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“Organically Moo’ed” Food Truck Now In Alton, On Route 28.

by Anura Guruge


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It was an unmitigated delight to see this cheery Food Truck pop-up on the corner of ‘our’ road & Route 28. Let me be precise, the corner of ‘Prospect Mountain Road‘ & Route 28, by the YMCA camp.

They have bought the large grey building on that corner. There used to be vehicles & truck bits in the parking lot — presumably for sale. I gather it used to a restaurant & bar way back. I have been here 13-years & the eatery business precedes I.

But, it has all changed for the good. Genevieve Michaud (from Barnstead) has bought the property & will open it up as a CAFE when the pandemic is ‘history’. That will be cool. To have a nice cafe at the end of our road — & I can already tell that it will be ‘nice’.

In the interim, Genevieve has a delightful Food Truck out there. This is all good. I am so pleased.

In marked contrast to the McDonald’s in Alton (as I pointed out (& they have ACKNOWLEDGED), the Food Truck is TOTALLY CONTACTLESS. I like that. That is how it should be.

The Food Truck (which will morph into the Cafe) is on one of my walking/running routes. So, I will be going by it, on foot, at least once a week. Will I stop & get a coffee? That is the question. That will disrupt my sacrosanct routine & discipline. Will she EVER be able to tempt me to have some of her ‘Apple Pie Bread Pudding‘? Yes, her name has ‘Eve‘ in it, BUT I know, for a fact, that I have better discipline than Adam! SMILE.

Well, now you know where the Food Truck is. You even have the menu. Contactless takeout. ALL GOOD.

I wish them all the best.


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“Common Good” Southwest Harbor/Acadia Co-Founder Larry Stettner Passes Away — A Real Shame!

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by Anura Guruge


A wholesome, modern-day, year-round ‘soup kitchen’ with heart,
in Southwest Harbor, Maine, (adjacent to ‘Acadia National Park‘)
that raises money with ‘As Good As Jordan Pond‘ Popovers,
for breakfast, 
on a donation basis.


See my September 2016 post.


Click to ENLARGE and read here. Original at: mdislander.com/maine-news/community-activist-stettner-dies


My pictures from September 2016.

THE MAN himself, “Larry Stettner”. As is my luck I got to meet him, chat with him and he was kind enough to go and find a sheet (reproduced below) that spelled out what his ‘Goodness’ was all about. I am so glad I got to meet him.


A very great shame. A very nice man. I am so happy that I got to meet with him and spend some time chatting.

I already had plans to go to “Common Good” in June for popovers — even if it meant leaving home at 5am. I had hoped to see him again. Now I won’t, BUT I still intend to go.

Appears his wife died just a couple of months ago. What a shame.

I know that “Common Good” will continue to thrive BUT he will be MISSED.

Thank YOU, Larry.

You were one of the GOOD ONES.


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“Common Good Soup Kitchen” (& Popovers), Southwest Harbor, Maine — An Inspirational Cause.

by Anura Guruge


A wholesome, modern-day, year-round ‘soup kitchen’ with heart,
in Southwest Harbor, Maine, (adjacent to ‘Acadia National Park‘)
that raises money with ‘As Good As Jordan Pond‘ Popovers,
for breakfast, 
on a donation basis.


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Attribution WILL be enforced.

THE MAN himself, “Larry Stettner”. As is my luck I got to meet him, chat with him and he was kind enough to go and find a sheet (reproduced below) that spelled out what his ‘Goodness’ was all about.



The “Common Good Band” playing in the background — and they were GOOD.


Deanna happened to serendipitously stumble upon this heartwarming “Common Good” cause, on Facebook, just before we headed up to Acadia. Since we like popovers and always stop at ‘Jordan Pond House‘ for some (with me even making a v. rare exception to my low-carb diet) we decided instead to give this ‘Cause’ a try on Sunday morning. And aren’t we glad we did so. It was the BEST birthday I have had in years! Everything, starting with the music provided by the Band, was just so uplifting, collegial and bonhomous. Everybody was bending over backwards to be nice, friendly and helpful. The popovers, with maple butter and blueberry jam, were excellent. As good, if not better, than the exorbitantly expensive ones ‘Jordan Pond House’.

Wonderful experience. Getting to meet and chat with founder Larry Stettner was a treat. What a nice person. met some other nice folks too.

This will definitely be a fixture on our future visits to Acadia. I would like to do something sustainable for them. I have some ideas.

In the meantime please make sure that you pay them a visit.


What the “Common Good” is all about by Bill Morrison.

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The “Common Good Band”,
with talented players from both ends of the age spectrum,
was excellent.






They were SO good and it is such a wonderful worthy cause that I ended up buying a hat.

They were SO good and it is such a wonderful worthy cause that I ended up buying a hat.


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