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“Great British Bake Off” (Show) 2016, Series/Season 7, Starts August 24, 2016 — 12 Contestants Named.

by Anura Guruge


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As I pointed out nearly a month ago the new series, possibly the last on BBC, will start on Wednesday, August 24, 2016, on BBC — with the Rio 2016 Olympics out of the way.

With luck, and if the 2016 Series/Season 6 was an indication, the BBC episodes will be available on YouTube within 24 hours.

That is our hope for Series 7 too.

I will keep you posted on which YouTube videos actually work. Yes, there will, ALAS, be a ton of fakes and I am not sure why people bother with such deception. Very sad. 


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Alton Central School Music Teachers At May 26, 2016, District Choral Concert.

by Anura Guruge


Gregory Neveu [Band/Music Teacher] — in light blue/purple shirt & striped tie.

Melinda Harrison [Music Teacher].

Mike Rieder [Trainee Music Teacher] — in dark purple shirt & diamond-shapes tie.

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Taken with my Fuji X-E2s.
Attribution WILL be appreciated.

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fujixe2ssmallRelated posts:
1/ 6 Images of the Day, May 26, 2016.
2/ Wesley Raines of Prospect Mountain High School.
3/ 4 videos from the May 26 concert.

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Maine’s Famed Artist “Bernard Langlais” Was Deanna’s 1st Grade Teacher’s Husband.

by Anura Guruge


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Some of Bernard Langlais’ work. Click to ENLARGE and savor. From Google Images. Just do a search on “Bernard Langlais”.


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Click to ENLARGE and read here. Use link below to access original. Deanna saw this online and forwarded it to me.

Click here to access the original.


You can see from the above that the Langlaises lived in Cushing, Maine. That, waterfront, is where Deanna, a lobsterman’s daughter, grew up. Cushing is also famous for its Andrew Wyeth connection — he having a Summer Home there.

Helen Langlais was Deanna’s 1st & 2nd grade teacher (c. 1972 – 1973). She would take the kids to her farm, the 90-acre spread talked about above, on ‘field trips’. So Deanna has seen much of this artwork.

Just wanted to share this with YOU. Enjoy.


by Anura Guruge


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

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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>> Dover Greek 2014 Preview —
>> Aug. 22, 2014.
>> Dover Greek Festival 2013 —
>> Sep. 1, 2013.
>> Dover Greek Festival —
>> Aug. 22, 2013.

>> Teischan’s 2nd recital Dover …
>>June 16, 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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>> Dover Greek Festival 2013 —
>> Sep. 1, 2013.
>> Dover Greek Festival —
>> Aug. 22, 2013.

>> Teischan’s 2nd recital Dover …
>>June 16, 2013.


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Click to access the official ‘Dover Greek Fest’ Website.

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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.


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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>> Teischan’s 2nd recital Dover …
>>June 16, 2013.
>> Dover Greek Festival —
>> Aug. 22, 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.

Site Of ‘First Public School’ In The U.S.A. On Boston’s Freedom Trail.

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We went to Boston at the crack of dawn this morning to meet some Sri Lankan folks from Maryland, including a ‘cousin’ and his family, who wanted to tour Boston on their way back home from Acadia National Park in Maine.

One of the ladies, like so many female Sri Lankans in the U.S., was a Montessori teacher. She was anxious to see the ‘First Public School‘ site. I was not familiar with it. Like so many locals my familiarity with Boston’s famed Freedom Trail didn’t extend much beyond ‘Faneuil Hall‘ and the ‘Old State House‘. But, of course, it was easy enough to find on the Web.

After doing the obligatory State House, Faneuil, Quincy, Aquarium, Waterfront we wended to the location. Was easy enough to find. Just a few blocks over from the ‘Old State House’.

She was disappointed. She thought that the building would be still standing or that at least there would be a replica. Alas, no. Just an easy-to-miss plaque on the wall and the lovely mosaic inlaid into the sidewalk. But, it was worth it.

If you are by the State House walk the extra 400 yards to see the site. You can then tick it off the secondary bucket list.

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.