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So, So Happy That Boston Magician ‘Shin Lim’ Won “America’s Got Talent” (AGT) 2018.

by Anura Guruge


AGT 2018 Performance at the Final
(this week).


Encore Performance at the ‘Results’ show
(on Wednesday of this week).


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We have been hooked on him since the very first time we saw him on AGT a few months ago.

We have been rooting for him ever since.

One of the AGT judges, maybe Simon Cowell, said that he could end up alongside Houdini. And that is definitely possible.

I think he will, in a few years, he considered the GREATEST MAGICIAN of all times!

We so wanted him to win, but knew that a magician had never won AGT. Plus, he faced some stiff competition.

So, we were so, so happy that he won.

Can be no doubt or debate that he was a worthy winner. He is something else.

I will go to Las Vegas to see him. No question about that.

If you haven’t seen him, PLEASE, PLEASE watch on YouTube. This is MAGIC. He is MAGIC.


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by Anura Guruge


‘Dollar General’ in Barnstead, New Hampshire Is Now Open.

by Anura Guruge


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Saturday morning, July 16, 2016, we set out for Barnstead [NH] to check out the farms that were supposedly participating in the “Barnstead Farming and Gardening Network” Open Day. That proved to be a bust. Noticed that the much talked about “Dollar General” (on Route 28) was open and looking very fresh and resplendent. So on the way back to Alton we stopped in. I think it is only the third “Dollar General” I have visited — and by far it was the nicest; it being very yellow, very bright and very new.

Good selection of stuff. Not “Walmart” but not bad for a local store. Lots of name brand products. Deanna was impressed with much of the pricing. So we can’t wait for the Alton “Dollar General” to open — possibly within the next month. That would be good.

Some of the stuff is expensive compared to “Walmart” or “Dollar Tree” — and I am a confirmed “Dollar Tree” addict. Given that we all take one a day, I buy lots of 14-tablet packets of generic Zyrtec Allergy Relief at “Dollar Tree” (at a $1/packet) or Walmart (at $0.84/packet). They had the SAME packets as “Dollar Tree” but for $4. Wow! That was a shocker.

Definitely good news for Barnstead residents. Happy for them. Can’t wait to see how the Alton store will work out. It will be closer to us than Hannaford. 


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by Anura Guruge

‘Frank Mikeska’, The Great Magician & Mentalist, At The ‘Tan Turtle Tavern’ in ‘Acadia’.

by Anura Guruge


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We were indeed very fortunate to get to meet, and get to know, Frank Mikeska, an amazing, and quite famous, magician and mentalist during our 3-day visit to ‘Acadia National Park’, last week, for the Park’s Centennial.

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The “Tanned Turtle” menu. Click to ENLARGE. Use link in the text.

On the way in on Thursday, July 7, 2016, I took the long and scenic route to our hotel (the ‘Wonder View Inn’) in ‘Bar Harbor‘, since we were in no hurry to check-in, via ‘Somes Sound‘, ‘Northeast Harbor‘ and ‘Cadillac Mountain‘. At the Marina in ‘Northeast Harbor’ Deanna picked up the menu for the recently opened “Tanned Turtle Tavern“, right across from the Marina. It looked interesting: lots of seafood (by the basket), interesting appetizers and decent prices. We decided to go there for dinner that night rather than eat in ‘Bar Harbor‘ (yet again).

We made it for dinner around 8pm on what was a rainy night. The place was buzzing. Great atmosphere. THE FOOD WAS GOOD! We are going back again the next time we are at Acadia (and we usually go up twice a year). Then we met Frank and that was quite the bonus.

We were finishing dinner when Frank, in his distinctive waistcoat, ambled by, peered through the windows at the gloom and commented about the weather. We somehow got into a conversation — with me asking him, correctly, whether he was from Florida (based on his tan and attire). It soon transpired that he was a magician. He started with some standard disappearing routines. The kids were agog. Then came some amazing card tricks as good, if not better, than anything we have seen on TV — and we used to watch a lot of magic shows (especially ‘David Blaine‘). We were all hooked.

Then with a flourish he informed us that he was also a mentalist. We already knew of one — Roderick Russell. So we were curious to see what Frank could do. He did a mind reading feat on Deanna that was astounding. It was impressive and cool. We had a long meaningful conversation with Frank. It was now past 9:30 and they were ready to close. Frank told us that the owner of the restaurant (who he knew from Florida) had flown him up, for the month of July, to help with the ‘opening’. And Frank, obviously, was doing a grand job. We had a drink and talked more.

Frank will be at the “TTT” till the end of this month. If you are anywhere on “Mount Desert Island” make it to “TTT” and see him. It would be well worth it and the excellent (well-priced) food will be added compensation. Really? We highly recommend.



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‘Sandwich Fair’, New Hampshire, 2015: Will Feature ‘Annie and The Orphans’, Russell Roderick, ‘The Bel Airs’, ‘Don Campbell Band’ etc.

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Sandwich 2015 — schedule.

>> Sandwich 2014 — the Parade.
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Sandwich 2014 Roderick Russell.
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Sandwich Fair 2014 10 images.
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Sandwich Fair 2014 preview.

>> For pictures from Sandwich 2013.
>> Sandwich 2013 — Favorite Vendors.
>> Sandwich Fair 2012.

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The Sandwich Fair, N.H., 2015, full Schedule.

Good News: Our favorites ‘Annie and The Orphans‘ and Roderick Russell will BOTH, yet again, be at Sandwich. That is GREAT.

Bad News: They will NOT be performing on all three days or for that matter on the SAME day! So unless you go to the Fair on Sunday & Monday you will NOT be able to see both ‘Annie’ and Roderick. That is a bummer. I think it is poor scheduling. The much beloved ‘Annie and The Orphans’ should play ALL THREE days — like they used to in days gone by. They should be a staple. The anchor act.

The incomparable and ‘always a pleasure’, Art Harriman, will as ever be the MC, and will do his ‘show’, on a regular basis, i.e., at least twice a day, on all three days — Saturday, Sunday and Monday. Art, as the MC, is the only one who will be on stage all three days. Here is the list to help YOU decide when to go.

Saturday:

  1. Alex the Jester (x2)
  2. Joe Howard — Magician (x2)
  3. ‘The Peacheaters’ (x2)

Sunday:

  1. ‘The Bel Airs’ (x2)
  2. Roderick Russell — Sword Swallower & Mentalist (x2)
  3. ‘Don Campbell Band’

Monday:

  1. Annie and The Orphans‘ (x2)
  2. ‘American Roots’

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Wolfeboro, NH, ‘First Night’ Celebrations 2013: 16 Pictures That Tell A Story.

Anura Guruge, laughing, picture November 16, 2011.

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Wolfeboro, NH, ‘First Night’ Celebrations 2013: A Quick Appraisal. It Was Fun. A Curate’s Egg.


Anura Guruge, laughing, picture November 16, 2011.

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Áine Minogue, Harpist, At Wolfeboro,‘First Night’ … — Nov. 30, 2012.
3.
Wolfeboro, NH, Christmas Tree Lighting, 2012 — Nov. 24, 2012.


It was fun. Great value for $7.
Just the ‘Blues Brothers the Next Generation’
was well worth three times that.

So the rest was gravy. Thank YOU.

The incomparable, HUGELY fun, amazingly talented ‘The Blues Brothers the Next Generation’. They alone made “First Night” Wolfeboro 2013 memorable. Bravo. Thank you. Thanks to them everything else was gravy. As with the proverbial Curate’s Egg there were some very good bits throughout the night. NO we are not affiliated with them, though I wish we were. Yes, I did chat with them and had a ‘Blues Brothers’ + ‘Anu’ picture taken. And yes, I danced in the aisle wearing their ‘Blues Brothers’ black glasses. Click to ENLARGE.



The fireworks, at 5:30 pm & midnight, were both good. The midnight fireworks were the BEST I have seen in 2 years. It only lasted 2 minutes but it was intense. Multiple rockets at a time. None of this one at a time, just to spread it out. It was a finale from the start! Nothing wrong with that. Less than 30 cars at Brewster to see it. No idea how many others saw it from other locations. It was a blast. I think just about 5 waves of rockets. We were right underneath. It was an experience.


Another indubitable hit, Andrew Pinard, Magician extraordinaire. Wow. Wow. Wow. He was good. Kids just adored him. Great act. He is a local. We should support him. As good as acts you see on TV!

Áine Minogue, a great lady. Beautiful voice. Very nice person. Sound system let her down. Felt bad for her. She tried hard. I wish I could have helped her. They should find her a better venue in future and help her set up her sound system.

Tuckermans at 9 were good, and fun. Very clever. Nice act. Shame that they kind of got overshadowed by the the ‘Blues brothers’ — who were on a roll.