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‘Kimball Jenkins’ ‘School Of Art’ (Concord, NH) — 20th Birthday Open House.

by Anura Guruge

NO post-processing whatsoever.

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Attribution WILL be enforced.

See separate post on Master Embroiderist Robert Dorr.

Click to access their Website.

Sure glad we went for this ‘Open House’ on Saturday. We had seen it on Facebook — on a homeschooling related page. Inexplicably, this was our first time visiting this ENCHANTED place though we drive by it at least two to three times a month, and have been doing so for over ten years! I don’t know. I guess we kind of assumed it was a private school. Well we now know differently and hope to make it a regular destination. The plan is to get Teischan, the artist, to take some classes there. But, right now, her artist’s temperament does not seem conducive. But, that is a different matter.

A wonderful place with super talented and extremely friendly folk. A real oasis of art. The ‘Mansion’ is an architectural and artistic treasure and brought to mind ‘Castle in the Clouds‘. I will do a separate post on the Mansion — given that I have some great pictures.

They were offering complimentary classes and Teischan and Deanna took one on painting with acrylics. It was very good. I was impressed. I just took pictures. I think my painting days are long gone.

They had done a real nice job for the Open House. They had gone all out. Their enthusiasm was infectious. I could have easily spent another couple of hours there — camera in hand — but it Teischan wanted lunch. I will be going back.

Highly recommended. If you have not been, swing by. You will be glad you did.

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by Anura Guruge


84 Abused Great Danes Shockingly Rescued From A Mansion In Wolfeboro, NH!

by Anura Guruge

Click to access the the U.S. ‘Humane Society’ Press Release.

WMUR TV Coverage.
Click here for access.

Location of the crime.

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Person: Christina Fay (60-years of age)

Name of business: De La Sang Monde Great Danes

Address: 149 Warren Sands Road, Wolfeboro, NH 

They have a Facebook page that is still up
— though people have started leaving appropriate comments!

Click to access and leave YOUR comments!

At least 8 dogs are already ready for adoption.
Use ‘Humane Society’ link above for details.

This suffice to say is extremely distressing and aggravating even if you are not a dog person (as we are). Deanna saw this earlier today and was most upset and wanted me to cover it ASAP.

It is hard to fathom how this could have gone on for this long, in affluent Wolfeboro — the ‘Oldest Summer Resort in America’ and home to celebrities like Mitt Romney NOT to mention the world capital of heated driveways to avoid shoveling snow. Yes, to be fair the mansion is on a back road in a very secluded part of town.

I am very fond of Wolfeboro and my association with Wolfeboro goes back 26 years. Wolfeboro is a beautiful town and some of the nicest people I know either live or work there. So, I hate seeing stuff like this associated with Wolfeboro. There was a move to boycott Wolfeboro in 2014 because of its then openly racist police chief. But, that, luckily, is behind us now. But, there is still a dark cloud over Wolfeboro — the ‘unsolved’ murder of local mother Stacey Burns over 8 years ago! This horror as such is another black eye for Wolfeboro.

The police and all the associated agencies appear to have done well in terms of the rescue and the arrest. But, that still begs the question as to how this could have gone on for this long without anybody suspecting anything.

This sorry incident raises a number of issues and the need for some New Hampshire laws to be changed:

  1. Appears that the perpetrator of this evil, Christina Fay, despite her apparent wealth, will NOT be on the hook to pay for ANY of the huge costs that will be associated with taking care of these 84 dogs! That is wrong, wrong, wrong. The law should be changed, at once, to make sure that perpetrators are fully liable for all costs and that the State can go after all of their property.
  2. It appears that she managed to skirt the requirements for a Commercial Breeder License. That too is wrong. How can you have 84 dogs and still claim not to be a Commercial Breeder, That has to be looked into.
  3. Right now she has only been charged with two misdemeanors! 84-dogs and only two misdemeanors. That is NOT right.

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by Anura Guruge

Journey Through Bladder Cancer Treatment By My Former Colleague Patrice Bourgeois Leeds.

by Anura Guruge

Patrice Bourgeois Leeds cancer blog radiation bladder

Click image to access WordPress blog by Patrice Bourgeois Leeds about her journey through cancer treatment.

Patrice and I worked at CASE Communications, in Columbia, Maryland, 31-year ago. Her Dad worked for CASE too — and I worked with him for over a year before Patrice joined the crew. Her Dad, about the same age as my Adoptive Father, was my first mentor in the U.S. and a very good and dependable friend. He and I, I from the Britain and he from the U.S., were part of the original CASE U.S.A management team — CASE, a market-leading U.K. company having bought the U.S. Rixon Corporation to get a foothold in the U.S. Patrice was the Product Manager for Multiplexers. I was the Director of Marketing for Multiplexers. So she controlled my destiny. Her Dad was the Directing Marketing for Distributor Sales. He helped me sell through the ‘channels’ as we called it. So these two, daughter and dad, played a huge hand in my fortunes and income. They never let me down. A rarity at CASE.

 I had lost touch with Patrice over the years, and alas Dad is no longer with us.

Just over a year ago, the unexpected death of two of our other colleagues, Don & Sandy Pyle, in that famous Christmas-tree fire of a multi-million dollar mansion, brought a few of us together — over social media.

I only found out that Patrice had cancer around Christmas. She kept it to herself until she decided she was not going to have the surgery.

She had asked me about doing a blog and I urged her to do so — and, of course, suggested WordPress.

So, we now have a blog.

I am a great believer that stories like this HAVE to be told. It is good for all. Therapeutic to write and inspirational to others. Plus, Patrice can write — and write well.

Patrice has to get better and not get too tired during the treatment because I have twisted her arm to proof my books. She is good with anything to do with words.

So, bookmark her blog. Wish her well. And follow her on her journey.

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by Anura Guruge

“Great British Bake Off” (GBBO) Season 7 Roundup: Hollywood Diet, Fire, Affair & Nadiya.

by Anura Guruge

Great British Bake Off” (GBBO) Season 7
will start airing on BBC (in the UK)
in August 2016.

[Could be the last on BBC.]

Here is a round-up of some news ahead
of Season 7.

Click here for the U.K. “Mirror” original
from May 19, 2016.

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Click here for the U.K. “Standard” original
from May 25, 2016.

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Click here for the U.K. “Daily Mail” original
from August 24, 2015.

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Click here for the U.K. “Get Surrey” original
from June 7, 2016.

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by Anura Guruge

Acadia “Seal Harbor” In The News Again — This Time Re. Martha Stewart/Edsel Ford Mansion (Near Cooksey Drive)

Anura Guruge December 2014 thumbnail.

by Anura Guruge

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>> David Rockefeller donates land …
>> Cooksey Overlook, “Acadia”

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From the U.K. ‘Daily Mail’. Click here to access original.

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to ENLARGE and read here.


I think I know where this mansion is. I think we have even driven by it twice. Kind of hard to miss.

From what I can see it is on the way to our ‘secret’ Cooksey Overlook. Well to be fair ALL the grand mansions are that way.