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“Common Good” Southwest Harbor/Acadia Co-Founder Larry Stettner Passes Away — A Real Shame!

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by Anura Guruge


A wholesome, modern-day, year-round ‘soup kitchen’ with heart,
in Southwest Harbor, Maine, (adjacent to ‘Acadia National Park‘)
that raises money with ‘As Good As Jordan Pond‘ Popovers,
for breakfast, 
on a donation basis.


See my September 2016 post.


Click to ENLARGE and read here. Original at: mdislander.com/maine-news/community-activist-stettner-dies


My pictures from September 2016.

THE MAN himself, “Larry Stettner”. As is my luck I got to meet him, chat with him and he was kind enough to go and find a sheet (reproduced below) that spelled out what his ‘Goodness’ was all about. I am so glad I got to meet him.


A very great shame. A very nice man. I am so happy that I got to meet with him and spend some time chatting.

I already had plans to go to “Common Good” in June for popovers — even if it meant leaving home at 5am. I had hoped to see him again. Now I won’t, BUT I still intend to go.

Appears his wife died just a couple of months ago. What a shame.

I know that “Common Good” will continue to thrive BUT he will be MISSED.

Thank YOU, Larry.

You were one of the GOOD ONES.


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by Anura Guruge

“Common Good Soup Kitchen” (& Popovers), Southwest Harbor, Maine — An Inspirational Cause.

by Anura Guruge


A wholesome, modern-day, year-round ‘soup kitchen’ with heart,
in Southwest Harbor, Maine, (adjacent to ‘Acadia National Park‘)
that raises money with ‘As Good As Jordan Pond‘ Popovers,
for breakfast, 
on a donation basis.


Click pictures to ENLARGE.

Attribution WILL be enforced.

THE MAN himself, “Larry Stettner”. As is my luck I got to meet him, chat with him and he was kind enough to go and find a sheet (reproduced below) that spelled out what his ‘Goodness’ was all about.



The “Common Good Band” playing in the background — and they were GOOD.


Deanna happened to serendipitously stumble upon this heartwarming “Common Good” cause, on Facebook, just before we headed up to Acadia. Since we like popovers and always stop at ‘Jordan Pond House‘ for some (with me even making a v. rare exception to my low-carb diet) we decided instead to give this ‘Cause’ a try on Sunday morning. And aren’t we glad we did so. It was the BEST birthday I have had in years! Everything, starting with the music provided by the Band, was just so uplifting, collegial and bonhomous. Everybody was bending over backwards to be nice, friendly and helpful. The popovers, with maple butter and blueberry jam, were excellent. As good, if not better, than the exorbitantly expensive ones ‘Jordan Pond House’.

Wonderful experience. Getting to meet and chat with founder Larry Stettner was a treat. What a nice person. met some other nice folks too.

This will definitely be a fixture on our future visits to Acadia. I would like to do something sustainable for them. I have some ideas.

In the meantime please make sure that you pay them a visit.


What the “Common Good” is all about by Bill Morrison.

Click to ENLARGE and read here.


The “Common Good Band”,
with talented players from both ends of the age spectrum,
was excellent.






They were SO good and it is such a wonderful worthy cause that I ended up buying a hat.

They were SO good and it is such a wonderful worthy cause that I ended up buying a hat.


Related posts:
++++ Check Categories ‘Acadia’ & ‘Six Images’ >>>>


by Anura Guruge