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“Friendly’s” Restaurant In Laconia (N.H.) Not The Only “Friendly’s” Closing — Quite The Rout.

by Anura Guruge


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Learnt about the LaconiaFriendly’s” closing from the “Daily Sun”. Was quite surprised. Always appeared to do a decent business. We had eaten there earlier this year.

I have no problems with “Friendly’s“. I actually quite like their menu. For 5 – 6 years “Friendly’s” was Teischan’s unconditional favorite. Only place she wanted to eat. Only place she wanted to have her birthdays. I know we had at least 3 birthdays for her at “Friendly’s”. Then, suddenly, this year she decided that “Friendly’s” was not hygenic enough for her! She is beyond fussy. If she sees a dirty glass … that is it. Kiss of death. She will not eat there again. So, we haven’t been to “Friendly’s” in 4 to 5 months. But, I am sure that it is not the lack of our patronage that is causing them to close down all these restaurants.

I read that they now only have one “Friendly’s” in Maine … one in Cape Cod. Those, to I, appear to be prime markets to “Friendly’s”.

Shame. Good place for kids. Decent food. Reasonable prices.


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by Anura Guruge

Ed Engler, Mayor-Elect Of Laconia, N.H., Appears To Be Already Distracted.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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Click to go to ‘past issues’. This is what I got at 1:15 pm Saturday, December 7, 2013. Nothing for December 2013 and no December issues incorrectly filed under November 2013 or December 2012.


Well I was going to cite one example of his distraction from yesterday’s [i.e., Friday, December 6, 2013] ‘Laconia Daily Sun‘ but now I have to cite two.

I went to access the ‘past issues’ so I could get a screenshot of pages 2 and 3 and discovered to my chagrin that they have yet to get around to archiving the December issues.

Mr. Ed, it is December 7. Maybe you should get around to putting the December issues in the archive. I know you must be busy and distracted BUT isn’t that why you have a bevvy of grovelling assistants. Now as Mayor maybe you should also get some young female interns to help you out. With all this added responsibility you might need some help.

Well, go check pages 2 and 3 of the December 6 issue.

Same story, from AP, about the missing Conway teenager, twice — under two different titles.

Yes, that definitely helps fill pages 2 and 3 and Ed, no doubt, is hoping that 96% of his reader’s will not have the mental acuity to realize that they had just read that same story a minute ago. I understand. My concern is whether Ed forgot that he edited that same story 2 minutes earlier.

I will never forget Ed and his ‘University of Whales‘, so I try to stay on my toes when it comes to Mr. Ed.

Devanee As A Part Of The Alton Central School (ACS) Team Takes Part In Her First Cross Country Meet.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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This was Devanee’s very first sporting event at Alton (not counting the skiing).

She had been avoiding sports but this year, now that she is back at ACS, I insisted that she did something. Though I have tried she refuses to run with me. So she is still getting into the swing of things with this running. IF she can build up her endurance she should do quite well because she has the build for long distance running.

Yesterday was brutally hot.

The meet was at the Laconia Middle School which is right by Opechee Park — and some of the run (which was twice around the same 1 mile course) was on the banks of the lake. That was pretty nice. To my amazement none of the kids, despite the heat, hit the water. I would have, on the second lap.

A lot of teams participated: Laconia, Inter-Lakes, Winnisquam, Belmont, Plymouth, Barnstead, Gilford etc. The total field counting both the boys and the girls had to have been close to 200. It was impressive. It was well organized.

They walked the course to begin with — which I gather is the norm for all meets. So in that heat, 80F, they first had to walk 1 mile before running it twice.

Though I was dressed to go out to dinner, with Laconia mayoral hopeful Ed Engler, I walked the course — because I can’t stand around doing nothing. I had run 2.25 miles earlier in the day, so I would end up covering the same distance as the kids (though I ran up Prospect Mountain Road, with the elevation).

Devanee, given that she has only been running for less than 2 weeks, didn’t do that great. But she finished. That alone was good.

One of the Alton girls, an 8th grader, whose name I do not know, came in 2nd. She was impressive. She even led the field (for the girls) at one point. She has a good action. She will do well. IF she got some personal, scientific coaching she could win some of these events.

The Alton coach, Alan Barrett, who is a marathon runner (and ran in this years famous Boston Marathon), is very good and committed. He is not a teacher at the school. He comes in just to do cross-country. I have talked to him a few times now. Very nice person. I am glad. Very supportive of the kids.

They have track meets every week now. It is unlikely that it will ever be as hot as it was yesterday. I assume it will be more or less these same teams every week. Will be interesting to see how the kids progress.

Stay tuned. Next week is in Gilford. 

Ed Engler, Hopefully The Next Mayor Of Laconia, Romps Home With 66% Of The Vote In The Mayoral Primary.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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As I have said before I am sure Ed will be a good Mayor. He is a good person who always tried to be fair.

As it happened we met Ed for dinner, at Cactus Jacks (in Laconia), the day after the Primary (i.e., September 11). Since we had missed him at this year’s Laconia Multicultural Day we hadn’t seen him in a long time. We were going to be in Laconia since Devanee had a cross-country meet at the Middle School. So it kind of worked out. It was good to sit down and have a chat with Ed. We know so many people in common.

Ed, as ever sensible and reasonable, is NOT counting his eggs ahead of the November 5 election. [I have already volunteered Devanee to hold up a sign for him at a polling station, given the fun she had at the 2012 election.]

I am, however, fairly certain that he will be the next Mayor.

That is good. I know Ed will make a difference. He genuinely cares.

We chatted about the Multicultural Day and how Laconia should be proud of what they have succeeded in achieving. I know that Ed will be a huge supporter.

So this is good.

Well done Mr. Engler.

 

Lisa DiMartino, NH State Rep. Belknap County, District 2: Proactive, Effective Problem Solver (A Letter)


Anura Guruge, laughing, picture November 16, 2011.

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by Anura Guruge


This letter appeared in the October 10, 2012 issue of
The Laconia Daily Sun‘, page 8.

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