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‘Mighty Spark’: Buy A Meal, DONATE A Meal Program — But, Can’t We Do Better Than This.

by Anura Guruge

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I happened to see these (i.e., ‘ChickenSouthwest-Style) at our local ‘Hannafords‘ yesterday and could NOT resist getting them when I read:

Every Pack Purchased = A Donated Meal

I am well aware of world hunger and poverty and it bothers me much and on a near daily basis. So, this was an easy (near effortless) way to ausage my constant guild.

I THANK & APPLAUD ‘Mighty Spark‘. Way to GO. Definitely a step in the right direction.

But, I could not help thinking … couldn’t we do MORE.

Couldn’t, shouldn’t, other food producers have a similar program.

Maye ALL companies that sell food should COMMIT to parting with x% of their revenue to feed the hungry. And YES, they will jack up their prices (which, alas, is a cost we should stomach).

Just got me thinking.

I love the ‘Mighty Spark’ idea.

But, it is ONLY a start. We need to do MORE.

What do YOU think?

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by Anura Guruge

‘Wonder View Inn’, ‘Bar Harbor’ (Maine) — Where We Always Stay When We Go To Acadia National Park.

by Anura Guruge

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Wonder View Inn Bar Harbor Acadia National Park Anura Guruge

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A wonderful place. We wouldn’t dream of staying anywhere else (unless they are closed for the Winter, as was the case when we went up in March last year). That we have stayed there 8-times and are already planning to go should be endorsement enough. It has a palpable, upbeat but soothing atmosphere. You feel ‘on-top-of-the-world’ and it isn’t just that you are high up. That helps.

You can’t beat the location. You can be within the Park, on the famous Loop Road, in less than 2-minutes! Ditto for the Hannaford’s in Bar Harbor. Extremely friendly, obligingly and pleasant staff. We now consider many of them friends, and they us. We look forward to seeing them.

It is not the height of luxury and parts of it show its (considerable) age. But the three rooms we have stayed in have been very comfortable, more spacious than normal and commanded compelling views. And all the rooms, moreover, come with a fridge and microwave. But, you don’t have to worry about making your own breakfast. A ‘buffet’, DIY hot breakfast is included. We always start our day with that. Oh, did I mention the HEATED swimming pool that I make use of, much. Plus. this year they have upgraded their Wi-Fi (which was never that bad to begin with). So, that was an added bonus. Fast, reliable Internet.

You have to check it out. Yes, we have only stayed in the more (maybe most) expensive rooms — but they have, nonetheless, still been affordable and competitive.

Unreserved kudos. Stay in one of the refurbished rooms and you will love it.

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by Anura Guruge

NH Maple Weekend: Richard Leonard’s Delightful ‘Miller Farm’ In New Durham, New Hampshire.


Anura Guruge

Richard (Rich) Leonard is our pharmacist in Alton (Hannaford’s) and our friend. He is a great guy. Our only regret in the November 2012 election was that Richard did not win his bid win NH Senate District 6 seat.

Richard told us about the ‘NH Maple Weekend‘ and encouraged us to visit.  We had never been to his delightful, picturesque farm. But, we did on Saturday, March 23, 2013 — and we are so glad we did. It was special. There were a lot of people. The bumper stickers on many of the cars made my day. That reminds me. I haven’t seen many Mitt stickers on cars of late. Richard, as ever, was very gracious and hospitable. Great bunch of people in the sugar house. It was like a party. My only regret was that I am ‘off carbs’. So I stayed away from the syrup. Haven’t had a pancake (or for that matter, any bread, rice, pasta, bagel, muffin, banana nor apple) in 2 months. But, I have lost about 13 pounds. Losing 6 ounces a day according to my ‘new’ Ozeri Gen II digital bathroom scales. Doesn’t sound like much, but that is a pound off every 3 days. So at this rate I could, with luck, IF I stick to this, lose the other 7 pounds in 3 weeks.

I am hoping that Richard will run again. I would ideally like to see him in D.C. but I can see why he would be reluctant to leave his wonderful farm in New Durham.

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