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William Cheever Turner’s Amazing Vehicular Art On Display At The ‘Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center’.

by Anura Guruge


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I have always said that going to ‘Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center‘ (DHMC), in Lebanon, N.H. is like visiting a resort rather than a high-end, full-function hospital. They go out of their way to make the environment soothing and pleasing to the senses. You are surrounded by very high-class art and if you are lucky, as I was this morning, with live music from a piano  player at a grand.

They had works by Milford (N.H.) artist ‘William Cheever Turner‘ on display in one wing. I had never heard of him and I wish I had. His work, as you can see, is quite spectacular. I took a few pictures so I could SHARE them with you. You have to check out his. The level of detail and realism is phenomenal.

It was a good day overall, and we were not there for anything serious. These paintings made my morning.

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Piano Player At Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center On Valentine’s Day 2019.

by Anura Guruge


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There are many nice things about the ‘Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center‘ (DHMC), in Lebanon, N.H. They go to GREAT lengths to make it NOT look and feel like a hospital. I kid you not. I have spent a LOT of time at DHMC over the last 13-years. For one, Teischan was born there, and I was there for 3-days on the trot for that.

They have a lot of great art and a number of grands strategically positioned around the rambling campus. This is the one closest to the main entrance. Anybody is welcome to play them, Typically volunteers set out to regale the folks. This appeared to be one of them. Fairly good chance he works there.

This was quite early in the morning, i.e., around 9:30am. But, it was Valentine’s Day. So, it was good. I liked him. You can hear me clapping.

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Music-playing Google Doodle For Italian Bartolomeo (Mr. Piano) Cristofori’s 360th Birth Anniversary.

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Dover, N.H., Greek Fest 2014 At The ‘Hellenic Center’ — Saturday, August 30, 2104.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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This year we didn’t get there till, nearly 8:30 pm. As soon as we got there the priest (Proistamenos) of the (beautiful) Dover ‘Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church’approached me, as he had also done last year, and thanked me for my post for this year’s (‘lovely’) post. That was nice. He is a very nice person. I like him. We also got to see Siroun Braun, Teischan’s ex-piano teacher — and Teischan got to help her with the raffle. That was nice. Teischan enjoyed that.

They were out of lamb. That is OK. The live music was good. I got to take some pictures of a  bouzouki which I always enjoy photographing and listening to as well. I guess I took too many pictures! They did not like it. Well, I kind of got the veiled message too. They don’t want my type at their function taking pictures. No problem. I won’t be taking any pictures next year because I will NOT be going. Simple as that. But, here are some of the pictures that I did take.


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Dover, N.H., Greek Fest 2014 At The ‘Hellenic Center’, Labor Day Weekend, August 29 – 30. Go. Go. GO!

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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We went last year and had a blast.

Great people, mouthwatering lamb, punchy music and wonderful atmosphere.

IF at all possible we will go this year too.

But, now that I know the drill we are going to go during the night.

Yep, I want to PARTY with these Greeks.

My kind of folks. Acidic red wine, greasy lamb and strings a strumming.

I will be up there dancing.

See you there.

Do not miss.

Go. Go. GO!

Teischan’s ex-music teacher Siroun Roubian-Braun is involved with this event.


26 Days Till Hogmanay. Learn To Play ‘Auld Lang Syne’ On The Piano (or Keyboard). Deanna Is Going To Do It.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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Rachmaninoff Choir Performing At The Beautiful Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, In Dover, N.H.,Nov. 22, 2013.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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On Friday November 22,
The Rachmaninoff Choir
will be performing
at Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church,
Dover, N.H.

The half of the proceed will go to Dover Share Fund, the other half will go towards music ministry.

Tickets are $20.00 per person
you may contact the church 742-7667

We are huge supporters of this church. Teischan’s music teacher
Siroun Roubian-Braun is a member.
We went to their Summer Greek Festival. Loved it.

We Went To The Dover Greek Fest On Saturday, August 31. It was a BLAST. Great People. Lamb Was Divine!

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.



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I wasn’t going to miss this. I had been thinking about the lamb shank for a week. I earned that lamb shank! Working like a crazy person is more or less the norm for me. But this last month had been even crazier trying and succeeding in getting out 2 books in print, 230 tightly formatted pages, within the month — in addition to updating the eBook versions. So I was ready for that lamb shank. It was good. Exquisitely and delicately spiced. Very tender. Fell off the bone with the lightest touch of the plastic fork. These Hellenists know how to cook their lamb.

The kids discovered another treat. Baklava Sundaes. Decadance in a plastic bowl for $3. I refrained. I didn’t even have the rice that came with the shank. But the kids had a Baklava Sundae each. Genius.

The Fest was at the Dover Hellenic Center on Longhill Road. First time we had been there or even knew it existed, Large building on a HUGE tract of land. Kind of tucked away. We found Longhill Road by luck. That worked out. We had thought it was closer to town — but as we were driving into Dover, from Rochester, on the ‘back road’, Deanna happened to see the road sign that said ‘Longhill’. From that point on they had good signage for the Fest. Very well done.

Nice bunch of people. Teischan’s piano teacher, Siroun Braun, was there. She is the one, in the red top, in the gallery above — talking to Deanna and Devanee. She is the one who told us about it. The priest (Proistamenos) of the (beautiful) Dover ‘Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church‘, approached me and thanked me for my post on the Fest. Siroun had sent him the link. You can see him in the very first picture, in glasses, serving food.

Altogether we had a GREAT TIME. Missed the live band. But, we will be going next year.


At the fest I got to meet with iconographer D.C. Christopher Gosey, an ex-architect from Texas, who now lives in Manchester and has been painting mesmerizing icons for the last couple of decades. He is the one that painted most of the icons in the breathtaking Dover ‘Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church‘. It really was an honor and pleasure to meet him. He also does a lot of Ethiopian icons. I hope to bring you more of his work in the future. Mr. Gosey take a well deserved bow. Here are some examples of his work, though these pictures really don’t do him the justice he deserves.



Dover (N.H.) Greek Fest 2103: Friday – Sat., August 30 – 31, Longhill Road. We Are Hoping To Go.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

Aaahhhh! Mouth watering.



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We used to go the Laconia Greek Festival without fail when we lived in Gilford. We have also been to the big festival in Portsmouth though that was a few years ago.

Teischan’s piano teacher, Siroun Braun, is very heavily involved with this Fest and has been singing its praises for months. Tesichan’s second piano recital was at the at the exquisite ‘Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church’ in Dover that is presenting this Fest.

We are definitely hoping to go. The sheep shanks are only on Saturday. So that is when I will be there. I like pork, but I have a thing for sheep (lamb) and mutton (goat). Won’t eat the rice. Teischan will probably have that. But, I have my eye on at least two (maybe more) shanks. Though I adore Baklava I will be giving it the miss again — as I did this year at the Laconia Multicultural Day (for the first time in my life). 

So checkout their Website. They do have a schedule of sorts. They will also have live music on Saturday and we are all partial to Greek music. 


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Teischan’s Second Piano Recital, Saturday, June 15, 2013 At The ‘Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church’ In Dover, NH.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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>> Teischan’s 1st piano recital … — Dec. 1, 2012.


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Click to watch YouTube video (1:03 minutes). Teischan is playing “Minuet and Trio”.


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Click to watch YoiTube video (1:24 minutes). Teischan the duet with her piano teacher Siroun Braun. The piece is “Hay Seed”.


This was Teischan’s second piano recital. Her first was in December. She started lessons, in Alton, with Siroun Braun. So she has been playing for 10 months. She did good.

Beautiful church. Magnificent icons and ceiling paintings. I did not even know they had a Greek Orthodox church in Dover. They hold a Greek festival in August, 30 & 31, which is supposed to be very good — and even better than Portsmouth. We will try and go. We like Greek festivals.


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Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church' In Dover, NH.

Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church’ In Dover, NH.