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Great Article About Giuseppe’s (Meredith) & The Owner Julie Gnerre-Bourgeois.

by Anura Guruge


Happy 30th Birthday
Giuseppe’s.

Congratulations & THANK YOU!


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I have been singing their praises for YEARS.

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How I met Julie 22-years ago.
In case you are interested. Cute story.

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This is so, so GREAT. Made my day when I saw it. So, well deserved. By FAR our favorite eatery anywhere on Lake Winnipesaukee. My now 18-year old daughter insists on going there for her birthday for at least the last 10-years. Plus, I have attended at least 22 of the to-date 25 annual JTG musical extravaganzas. I have been going there since 1997, if not 1996 — that been when I discovered Meredith.

Thank YOU, Julie. Thank YOU Michael. Thank YOU the staff.

You have nourished, entertained and treated us, right royally, for so many years.

Here is to the next 30-years. Cheers.


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Alton Bay Bandstand, New Hampshire — May 5, 2019.

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On the way back from JTG 2019 in Meredith. Saw it. Knew I had to capture it. Stopped the car. What made it special was that there was NO wind and it was dark.


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JTG (25th) 2019 At Giuseppe’s (Meredith) — The Sampler Of Pictures (One Each).

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Julie Gnerre-Bourgeois who make the magic possible.

Paul Warnick.

Joey Gnerre, Julie Gnerre-Bourgeois’ brother.

Paul Luff.

Mary Fagan.

Michael Bourgeois.

Mike Loughin.




Julie is entitled to two pictures!


Bonus picture
— which captures the spirit.



I think these pictures tell their own tale. No additional words required. Enjoy.

JTG 2019, as was expected, was just GREAT. Sublime.


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25th JTG Music Extravaganza, Giuseppe’s, Meredith, May 5, 2019: The Spirit & Magic — YouTube Video.

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Just one 4:48 minute video, taken around 10pm, that attempts to capture the soaring spirit and magic of JTG 25 — 2019 at Giuseppe’s in Meredith.

This was Mike Loughin (on right, blue shirt), Joey Gnerre (piano) and friends.

I only made this one video. Taking close up stills is my thing. So, photos to follow.


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25th Annual JTG Music Memorial Extravaganza, Giuseppe’s, Meredith, Sunday, May 5, 2019 — Program/Schedule.

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Initial heads-up. As with last year 2019 JTG will be in May rather than in April, Sunday, May 5, 2019 to be precise.

As always this should be a blast, and I should know. I have been to at least 22 of the 25 JTGs over the years.

I will keep you posted. Stay tuned.


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Another Excellent Birthday At Giuseppe’s Pizzeria & Ristorante (In Meredith, NH) — October 10, 2018.

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Last Year — at Giuseppe’s.


12th Birthday — at Giuseppe’s.


2013 — Annual JTG Music Extravaganza at Giuseppe’s.


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Today, 10/10/2018, was Devanee’s 18th birthday.

As has been HER custom for as long as we can remember there was only one, and only one place she wanted to go for her birthday dinner — Giuseppe’s in Meredith. It is her all time favorite place and has been basically all her life. A great testament to the wonderful owner of Giuseppe’s, Julie Gnerre Bourgeois — a good and dear friend to us all.

We started taking Devanee to Giuseppe’s in 2003, if not 2002. She would have been 3 (or 2). She has loved it ever since.

We know that AT LEAST for the last 8-years, if not more, we have been taking her to Giuseppe’s on October 10 for her birthday.

It has always been a fabulous experience. They go ALL out and Julie makes sure we get a really scrumptious, memorable cake. (Thanks, Julie.)

No different this year. Another great experience — with an added BONUS. Our favorite local musician, Paul Warnick, was playing. That was the icing on the cake. We think Paul is the cat’s whiskers. So, it could not have been better.

The staff, as ever, was outstanding. Thanks Giuseppe’s. Thanks Paul. Thanks Julie.


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24th Annual JTG Music Extravaganza At Giuseppe’s, Meredith, May 6, 2018: Another Resounding Success.

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Joey Gnerre, Julie Gnerre-Bourgeois’ brother.

Billy Gnerre — Julie’s cousin.

Michael Bourgeois — Julie’s husband.

Paul Luff.

Paul Warnick.

Paul Hubert.

Friend of Paul Hubert.

Another friend of Paul Hubert.


Another OUTSTANDING JTG. It is just amazing. Such a wonderful, warm, fun evening.

Very rewarding and fulfilling both in terms of food, music and bonohime.

We had reservations at 7pm. Usually that is when we leave. But, now Teischan is older and being homeschooled to boot. So, we could stay later. That was good because the acts we like, and have enjoyed over the years, have got pushed back later-and-later as new acts are added earlier in the day.

So, we got to see and listen to our perennial favorites — and they are listed above and below.

We were there till past 9pm when Michael Bourgeois finished his set.

So here are SOME of the pictures I took.

With SINCERE apologies to Rick Page. I just couldn’t reach you behind the drums. Sorry. I TRIED. Honest.


Joey Gnerre.


Michael Bourgeois.


Billy Gnerre.


Paul Luff.


Paul Warnick.


Paul Hubert & Friends.


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Giuseppe’s, Meredith, Sunday, May 6, 2018: 24th Annual JTG Music Extravaganza Is Now Happening.

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Today is the DAY and it has begun and will continue till close to midnight.

A good time will be had by ALL. That is a guarantee.

Yes, of course, we will be there. I have probably been to at least 17 of the 24.

See you there. I gather that there might still be SOME seating available.


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24th Annual JTG Music Memorial Extravaganza, Giuseppe’s, Meredith, Sunday, May 6, 2018 — Program/Schedule.

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Initial heads-up … MAINLY because the JTG, normally held in April, has been pushed back to May because one of the key Bourgeois family members is serving abroad — ‘Bourgeois’, of course, referring to Julie Gnerre-Bourgeois, as in the owner of Giuseppe’s and the daughter of ‘JTG’.

I will keep you posted. Stay tuned.

As always this should be a blast.


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Anatole “Annie” Paquette at Giuseppe’s JTG Music Memorial Extravaganza — 2017: Video & Pictures.

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The annual JTG Music Memorial Extravaganza 2017 on Sunday, April 2. The 23rd running.

Anatole “Annie” Paquette, of “Annie and the Orphans“, with his wife Maddie, were our guests this year. They, inexplicably, had never attended a JTG though “Annie” is the Mayor of Meredith. Well we rectified that.

I always knew that Annie would end up on the stage though he was not on the program. And he did, with “No Limitz“, friends of his, asking him up for this number.

I only recorded a PART OF IT — because I also wanted to shoot pictures. That explains why it is so short. Sorry. Shooting videos is NOT my thing. I like photos.

Shot with my Sony a6000.


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