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Taking Selfies My Way — Part XXXV; Giuseppe’s [Meredith, NH] — October 10, 2018.

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We went to Giuseppe’s, in Meredith (NH), one of our perennial favorite restaurants for Devanee’s 18th birthday. They have a nice mirror that I had noticed on prior visits. This time I managed to shoot a picture.


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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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Impressive Solar Energy Project At ‘Inter-Lakes’ High School, Meredith, N.H.

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I Googled.
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I had not been to ‘Inter-Lakes‘ in quite a few years and I no longer read the local paper on a daily basis. So, I had not heard about or seen this 960-panel solar farm. Saw it yesterday when we went to see ‘Newsies‘. It is hard to miss, but I was a bit nostalgic since we (i.e., my son Matthew, I and the two Goldens we then had) used to sled down that slope when we lived in Meredith, 1997 — 1999. I actually permanently damaged my right arm biceps on the slope. That is another story.

I was so impressed and happy to see this solar project. Another instance of Meredith rising ABOVE the other towns in New Hampshire.

Of course, it wasn’t going to be cheap, and it must have taken quite a bit of clever footwork to get it approved by the Town Voters. But, over the long haul it will pay dividends and the newspaper article I show claims that.

But, even MORE IMPORTANTLY it is such a great, everyday REMINDER to the kids on the beauty of solar energy. Having the big monitor in the foyer showing the status of the system is MAGIC.

Bravo & Kudos.

Meredith you are such a shining example to THE WORLD. I am in awe. I regret that I ever moved away.


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The Picture Of The Day (Google Pixel 2) + 6 Also-Rans — August 17, 2018.

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‘Newsies’, Interlakes Summer Theatre, Meredith [N.H.] — August 17, 2018.

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The dancing — acrobatic and adroitly choreographed — was very good, as good as what you would see on TV on “World of Dance” or “America’s Got Talent” (AGT). But, for a musical the songs weren’t that great and to make it worse the sound system left a lot to be desired. The lady seated in front of us, told us at the intermission, that she had to take off her hearing aid! That is not good — for a musical. It took me awhile to recognize the signature song — “Seize the Day” — and that was after Teischan gave me a hint!

I was not familiar at all, at all, with “Newsies“. I was confounded that it was billed as a Disney movie cum Broadway musical. I had to look it up. Ah! 1992. None of my kids were old enough. That explains it all.

It was a genuinely full-house. Not a single empty seat. We got the last two seats this morning. It is a small theatre so there are NO bad seats.

I was not familiar with the storyline — the “Children’s Crusade” in New York City. So, that was worthwhile learning. It wasn’t bad. Just wasn’t that great.

Though I have not been in quite a few years, I am no stranger to Interlakes Summer Theatre. When I lived in Meredith, 1996 — 1999, and during my early years in Gilford I used to attend regularly. Sometimes went to all the shows in a Summer season. I am sure I saw “Pirates of Penzance” twice in one week because my son, Matthew, loved it.

I always make a point to appreciate live theatre. And the dancing was GOOD. So, it was worthwhile. Huge thunderstorm during the show. You could hear the rain hammering on the roof. Tomorrow, i.e., Saturday, August 18, 2018, is the last show of the 2018 Season.


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Flowers Of ‘Cackleberries Garden Center’, Meredith, New Hampshire — Mother’s Day, 2018.

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Warning! Herein starts the ‘Flowers …’ posts for the Summer/Fall of 2018. {Smile} If you do not like flowers you should NOT look at these posts. They will be full of flowers. Sorry.

This is a FANCY nursery cum gift center in Meredith, New Hampshire. We drive by it often, but had not stopped until today. Very impressive and this is but the start of the 2018 season. We even bought some plants.

Enjoy. Spring has finally arrived in New Hampshire, though it is still atypically cold for this time of year.


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The Picture Of The Day (Google Pixel 2) + 6 Also-Rans — May 13, 2018: Lovely Meredith, NH.

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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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