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Wolfeboro, N.H., “Pain Nurse” Sports Depreciating “ISED8M2” License Plate On His Car.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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Deanna saw this and took this picture in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire, a few weeks ago. She worked out what it says, given that she had some context to go by.

ISED8M2 = I SEDATE Them Too.

He is talking about his patients!

There is something disquieting here. It would be one thing if this person talked about skills or speciality, e.g., ISTPAIN. But this seems to come close treading all over the hippocratic oath — though to be fair, as it clearly says, this is NOT a doctor. You don’t have to be a doctor to be a pain specialist in New Hampshire. A nurse can prescribe narcotics and even do some spinal surgery! Amazing.

I looked up the dictionary definition of sedation. It is: the calming of mental excitement or abatement of physiological function, especially by the administration of a drug”. Well this person definitely does that. No question about that. But is it something that you should brag about?

Think about it.


Ever Delightful Wolfeboro, NH, At Its Delectable Best During The Last Weekend Of October 2014.

A Chinook Pup, New Hampshire’s State Dog, at Wolfeboro docks.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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I was in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire — the Oldest Summer Resort in the U.S. — twice this last Saturday, October 25, 2014. Teischan had two ballet classes. During the first visit in the morning I walked 40 minutes up Main Street, all the way past the big cemetery and then ran down, in a hurry, because I thought I was going to be late. That gave me my hour’s worth of exercise for the day. On the second visit, when her class was just for 30 minutes I perambulated around the dock area with my Canon T3i. I knew that if I was lucky I might be able to get another picture posted on the N.H. State official Tourist Site, VisitNH.gov. Well I succeeded — my 6th picture that they have used since the end of September. So it was worth it. Here are some of the pictures. ENJOY. Wolfeboro is such a delightful town to walk around. Plan to do an hours walk, in the dark, on Thursday night.


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Piscataqua River, Portsmouth (N.H.) Sunset Cruise, July 29, 2014 — Thank YOU, Pro Portsmouth.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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This was the Annual ‘Volunteer Thank You’ cruise by Pro Portsmouth, the folks that organize ‘First Night‘, ‘Market Square Day‘ etc.

We volunteered at First Night 2014 and had an absolute ball. We were going to do ‘Market Square Day’ but had a major conflict with ‘Great Waters‘. This cruise, which was a delight, was a bonus.

Click to ENLARGE. We were 2 of the 85 that volunteered for ‘First Night’. So between us we did 9 hours.


Thank YOU Pro Portsmouth.

The cruise was idyllic. What a grand evening. Portsmouth at its stunning best.

Thank YOU Portsmouth Sheraton for the sumptuous wraps.
I remember them from First Night.
They were good then, they were good again.


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More pictures to come …
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Anura Guruge, Portsmouth, New Hampshire, Tuesday, July 29, 2014.


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Portsmouth (N.H.) ‘First Night’ 2014: Rocked. It Was A BLAST! Glad We Went. T.J. Wheeler Alone Was Worth It.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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The iconic ice sculpture.

The iconic ice sculpture.


The last few years we have been going to Wolfeboro, First Night — and we always had fun.

More often that not, we also ended up going to Portsmouth on New Year’s day — that being our Wedding Anniversary to boot. More than once we talked about doing First Night in Portsmouth — but the kids and the distance were considerations.

This year we decided that the kids were finally old enough to handle Portsmouth — and I knew that it would be more boisterous, festive, hectic and adult. I was right on all of those. I decided quite early in December that we will indeed to Portsmouth, rather than Wolfeboro this year. Glad we did. Not sure what happened in Wolfeboro. I bought a family pack of tickets online. Then I saw that they were short on volunteers. So I volunteered. Then Deanna wanted to volunteer too. That meant that we didn’t need the buttons that I had purchased, but I was OK with it.

We even went to the volunteer orientation meeting on Boxing Day — which is when the van slid into a snowbank and we had to be rescued by the gallant Chris Burke.

In terms of the volunteering, given the kids, we wanted to be at the same location at the same time. We lucked out. They gave us the historic, and very central ‘North Church’, right in Market Square, from 9:30 pm to 12:30 am. We were cool with that. I was the ‘House Manager’ and Deanna was in charge of checking/selling buttons. Though our shift was at 9:30 we were supposed to report in at 9pm. That kind of curtailed what we could do and see but we were OK with that.

Given that we were at ‘North Church’ from around 8:50 to 12:30
we got to ENJOY T. J. Wheeler & ‘Company’ (Reunion). That alone was worth it.

T. J. Wheeler. What a GUY!

His ‘Company’, and the drummer (who was very, very, very good) came all the way from Pittsburgh, were beyond good.

Their last session, from 10:50 pm to 11:50 pm was magical. They did a goosebump inducing musical rendition of Auld Lang Syne. Bravo.

People were RAVING about them as they left.

They THANKED ME for the the group!

That was how good they were.

Those who read this blog know that we get about when it comes to bands, performances and acts. We probably listened to 9 bands, at least, this year.

T. J. Wheeler and Company were, indubitably, the BEST.

They made New Year’s Eve for me.

Click to access. You will be glad you did.

Click to access. You will be glad you did.

I had to introduce the group and read out the sponsorship announcements for the 10:50 show. I think that is the first time I have spoken at a church. It was fun.

We didn’t get to see our ‘buddy’ Roderick Russell! Pity. It was cold last night. After the fireworks Deanna and the kids needed to warm up at the Volunteer HQ. So when we finally got to the Theater that Roderick was performing it was packed and we couldn’t get in. Given the volunteering we couldn’t make the other two shows.

The fireworks were OK. Finale was good. I found out why they have the fireworks at 7:30 rather than midnight. Even with that folks called the police to complain. Gather that they got a LOT of complaints when it was at midnight. People are strange. I also learned that there are folks that don’t celebrate New Year’s. Amazing.

Phil Smith the magician was good. Non-stop performance. Had the kids enthralled. Even pulled a live bunny from a cage. I will do a separate post just about him.

We wanted to see ‘All Together Now’ since we had enjoyed them this Summer in Wolfeboro. Again a conflict of schedules.

To be honest Portsmouth was more fun, overall, than Wolfeboro. More folks. More young folks. Dancing in the streets. There were women in dresses! Wow. I don’t think I have ever seen a female at Wolfeboro, on New Year’s Eve, in a dress. People were running around the streets. Lot of laughter (and a fair amount of swearing). But, this was what New Year’s Eve is meant to be.

Glad we went to Portsmouth First Night.

Thank YOU Pro Portsmouth. You did a good job.

Thank YOU Portsmouth.

Happy New Year.

May you all be rewarded with what is best in life in 2014.


‘First Night’ 2014 In Portsmouth Looks Very Compelling With Attractively Affordable Pricing.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.p2012fireworks7

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Number of people we know …

The amazing, very personable Roderick Russell.

I kind of feel I need to be there to help him out as I did at Sandwich a couple of years ago.
He is good. Very good. But, he is better when I am on stage with him. What can I say?

Then they have the Beatles’s tribute group “All Together Now” that we saw this Summer at Wolfeboro. They were fun. Wouldn’t mind seeing them again.

World music & FINE folk music! Just music to my years.
We have been going to Wolfeboro ‘First Night’ for the last few years
BUT I doubt whether we will ever get any WORLD MUSIC in
the oldest Summer Resort in the U.S.

Not too keen about Fireworks at 7:30!

I like the Wolfeboro tradition of fireworks at midnight and one earlier at 7:30.


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Pricing is surprisingly friendly. Bravo.

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This Saturday, July 27, 2013, Cate Park, Wolfeboro, N.H., Free Concert Is: ‘Windham Concert Band’.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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Country Mile‘ at Wolfeboro July 21, 2013.
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Beatles Tribute Band ‘All Together Now
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 July 14, 2013.

3/ ‘Blues Brothers the Next Generation‘ in Wolfeboro  July 7, 2013.


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A change of pace, a change of style after the last 3, very successful, concerts at Cate Park — in picturebook weather.

I guess this is really the traditional music for a bandstand in the park venue.

It should be fine. It should gel nicely with the demographics of Wolfeboro, the oldest Summer resort in the U.S.A (and the location of the ‘Mittens‘ 79th home). [I haven’t seen him at any of the concerts. I guess he has live entertainment in his compound.]

If the weather is kind we might go. 

‘Country Mile’ Regaling The Lucky Folks In Wolfeboro, N.H., Cate Park On July 20, 2013, Sure Did Go The ‘Extra Mile’.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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Country Mile‘ at Wolfeboro July 16, 2013.
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Beatles Tribute Band ‘All Together Now‘ in Wolfeboro July 14, 2013.
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Lets not beat around the bush. They, viz. the ‘Country Mile‘, were good. Probably very good, or very close to that. We were impressed.

Last week, with the Beatles Tribute Band both Deanna and I thought that they were just ‘OK’. Yesterday, June 20, 2013, there was no equivocation. We both thought, very quickly at that, that these folks were good.

They were uncomplicated, very straightforward and ‘workmen’ like — though they had a very hard working female fiddler. They didn’t spend too much time or energy with chatter, banter or trying to parlay with the crowd. They just got on with playing good music for 100 minutes — which is probably what they were contracted to do; 7 to 9 pm with a 20 minute intermission.

They had a compelling, non-stop twangy, very country, rhythm and a pulsating beat. The drummer was good. They had a 5-string bass. That might have made a difference. The lead guitarist sure did his job, very ably.

They didn’t have any original songs. They are a cover band – and don’t make any bones about it. I can see why they are so heavily booked. I would gladly go see them again.

We all lucked out with the weather again. Three Saturdays in a row. It looked a bit iffy even at 6 pm. Deanna checked the radar. There were thunderstorms all around us. I was still willing to take a chance. It is not like we are driving to Dartmouth. If it got rained out we get back in the Kia and come home. But, it was glorious again.

There were, at any given time, at least 3 folks doing what looked like pretty decent line dancing. They loved it and they did put on a good show.

Not as many people as in the prior two weeks. It could have been the weather. It could have been the genre of music. But those that were there sure appeared to have a good time and we were indeed given a good show.

Thank YOU, Wolfeboro — again. Looking forward to next Saturday. 

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