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The ONLY DC-3 Float Plane In Existence — Belonging To Max Folsom, Of Greenville, Maine.

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An End Of A 24-Year Era: No More Taking Kids Trick-Or-Treating At Halloween.

by Anura Guruge


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Started way back in the 1990s. That what happens when you have 4-kids spanning a 17-year age gap. The only reason I am not contending 27-years is that I think I had a 3-year gap when Matthew was around 8 and no longer needed I to take him around. Then, in 2003 Devanee came around. I have taken kids trick-or-treating in: New Ipswich, Greenville, Temple, Nashua, Gilford and Alton. I can honestly claim, that in 1992, I established trick-or-treating on Route 45 (the shortest marked highway in the U.S.) between Greenville and Temple. This was rural, with minimum 4-acre lots. Houses were far apart and at the end of long (often steep) driveways. You went from house-to-house by car. If you walked you would, at best, in 2-hours, get to 5 houses. So, nobody had done trick-or-treating on that road.

Danielle was three and Route 45 was the nearest road to us. So, I took her, in a Jeep, trick-or-treating. Nobody was expecting trick-or-treaters. It never had been done. Some were very embarrassed and distressed. There were offers of money and dollar bills put into her pail. Others rummaged around. She got a lot of apples — this being prime apple orchard country. But, universally, there was a consensus that we had to come back next year and that they would be ready. And they were. We had fun.

Up until 4pm today I was not 100% sure that I would not be going out. She could still have changed her mind. She didn’t.

I must confess I was glad we didn’t have to go out today. It was raining quite heavily — though the temperature was blamy, in the mid-60s. We would have got soaked.

So, that is that. No more trick-or-treating.

We had two kids, from the same family, turn up. That was it.

But, this year we had more Halloween decorations than ever before — including our first inflatable. I have feeling that that is going to be the new trend. No more trick-or-treating but more decorations.


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‘Moosehead Lake’, Maine, In Late April ‘Mud Season’ — Go For The Solitude, Expect Nothing Else.

by Anura Guruge



Having lived on or around ‘Lake Winnipesaukee‘, New Hampshire for 28-years, I had expected the twice-as-big ‘Moosehead Lake‘ in Maine to boast a similar lifestyle. I had always heard that it was hopping ‘year round’. Well, it sure does NOT hop or show much of any type of animation during the last weeks of April — the so called ‘Mud Season’.

We visited (and stayed at a timeshare) in Greenville, Maine — the gateway to ‘Moosehead Lake‘ & the North Country — for 5-days last week, April 23 – 27, 2019. It was my first visit to that area. I had done some Googling and located some interesting restaurants and places to spot moose. But, I was to be severely spoilt and disappointed.

What I had not checked was the population — in terms of people as opposed to moose — up there. I knew it was up there, close to the ‘tundra’ and that it was extremely rural and isolated.

I did not expect it to be dead!

On Tuesday night there was only one restaurant open, the ‘Stress Free Moose‘. It actually had good food, great service, wonderful folks and was rocking. Alas, though, it is primarily a heavy-duty bar with a few tables crammed in. My 13-year old daughter, a restaurant connoisseur, was not impressed nor amused. I liked it, but I do not enjoy not having any choice. I had hoped to eat at “Kelly’s Landing” but like so many other places they were only open Thursday to Sunday.

IF I had checked the human population I would have been better prepared. I had assumed that Greenville, on the southern tip of the Lake would be similar to Alton (where I live) which occupies that spot on Winnipesaukee. Alton’s year round population, however, is 4 times greater. If you include Wolfeboro, 11-miles away from Alton, the year round population in this neck of our Lake is 10 times greater. That, I came to realize, makes all the difference.

There is no Chinese in Greenville or from what I can deduce in Moosehead (town) nor Rockwood. No Chinese. I had never thought about it much, but I guess you can demark civilization based on the presence or absence of a Chinese. I won’t even mention Indian.

There are also NO fast food establishments! No McDonald’s, no Subway, no Dunkin Donuts, no Aroma Joes. I gather the Greenville McDonald’s closed at least a decade ago. How is that possible.

Moosehead Lake, from what I saw, does not have the kind of money that you see around Winnipesaukee or Bar Harbor (Acadia). Nowhere close to the number of multi-million dollar mansions on the water. Far, far less fancy, grand waterfront hotels.

Salubrious is not a word I would associate with the area.

It sure is empty, isolated and rustic.

Though we spent hours looking did not see any moose. Actually a noticeable dirth in wildlife. That we saw no deer was surprising.

This is not to say the trip was a bust. I enjoyed it. Not so much, my 13-year old.

I like solitude and it is pretty desolate up there. Some striking scenery though nothing very different to what we have seen in New England before.

They say that it really rocks in August. I can believe that. But, I think I will stick to Acadia.


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Ford GT 100 In Moosehead Lake, ME.

by Anura Guruge


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I am NOT a Ford GT expert, so please feel free to correct me. It looked like a GT 100 to I, but, I am only guessing.

It was on a trailer on what looked like a junkyard on Route 6/15 in Greenville, about 2 miles before you got to the lake.

Our rented cottage was right across from there. So, I saw it multiple times a day. I liked it, BUT I only collect bona fide British cars. If you are interested I can tell you exactly how to find it. Maybe even somebody who could walk over and make some inquiries.

Enjoy.


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Moosehead Lake, ME, Sunset — Wednesday, April 24, 2019.

by Anura Guruge


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The Picture Of The Day (Google Pixel 2) + 6 Also-Rans — April 24, 2019, Moosehead Lake, ME.

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Lily Bay State Park Maine Anura Guruge


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The Picture Of The Day (Google Pixel 2) + 6 Also-Rans — April 23, 2019, Enroute To Moosehead Lake, ME.

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Dam Rumford Maine Anura Guruge


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New Hampshire (N.H.) Property Tax 2013 – 2014: 25 Lowest Rate CHANGES — BUT What Happened To Their Town Valuations?

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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Highest & Lowest RATE changes.


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You need to see BOTH sides of the equation
change to tax rate & change to TOWN VALUATION
to get the whole picture.

So here is THAT picture for the 25 lowest rate change towns.


New Hampshire (N.H.) Property Tax 2013 – 2014: Highest & Lowest Rate CHANGES. What Happened In Greenville?

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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Only in terms of towns that reported ‘in time’ this year and last. See PDF below to see the MISSING towns.

I do not have the motivation or the time to go and find these rates. I do this strictly for fun — mainly to see where Alton, where I now live, comes in.

Concord, obviously, has folks who are paid big bucks to do this type of analysis. So, if you want all the gaps filled in ask Concord or do it yourself. You will feel good.

I really don’t have the time. There are BOOKS to be written …


Biggest Decreases
BRAVO!

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Biggest Increases
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PDF of all towns from my Spreadsheet.
You can see the missing towns by the gray … and where they appear.

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