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Great Article About Giuseppe’s (Meredith) & The Owner Julie Gnerre-Bourgeois.

by Anura Guruge


Happy 30th Birthday
Giuseppe’s.

Congratulations & THANK YOU!


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Click here for ‘The Laconia Daily Sun‘ article.


I have been singing their praises for YEARS.

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How I met Julie 22-years ago.
In case you are interested. Cute story.

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This is so, so GREAT. Made my day when I saw it. So, well deserved. By FAR our favorite eatery anywhere on Lake Winnipesaukee. My now 18-year old daughter insists on going there for her birthday for at least the last 10-years. Plus, I have attended at least 22 of the to-date 25 annual JTG musical extravaganzas. I have been going there since 1997, if not 1996 — that been when I discovered Meredith.

Thank YOU, Julie. Thank YOU Michael. Thank YOU the staff.

You have nourished, entertained and treated us, right royally, for so many years.

Here is to the next 30-years. Cheers.


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JTG (25th) 2019 At Giuseppe’s (Meredith) — The Sampler Of Pictures (One Each).

by Anura Guruge


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Attribution WILL be enforced
(and that applies to Paul Warnick too).


Julie Gnerre-Bourgeois who make the magic possible.

Paul Warnick.

Joey Gnerre, Julie Gnerre-Bourgeois’ brother.

Paul Luff.

Mary Fagan.

Michael Bourgeois.

Mike Loughin.




Julie is entitled to two pictures!


Bonus picture
— which captures the spirit.



I think these pictures tell their own tale. No additional words required. Enjoy.

JTG 2019, as was expected, was just GREAT. Sublime.


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25th Annual JTG Music Memorial Extravaganza, Giuseppe’s, Meredith, Sunday, May 5, 2019 — Program/Schedule.

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Initial heads-up. As with last year 2019 JTG will be in May rather than in April, Sunday, May 5, 2019 to be precise.

As always this should be a blast, and I should know. I have been to at least 22 of the 25 JTGs over the years.

I will keep you posted. Stay tuned.


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‘Wason Pond’ Covered Bridge In Chester, New Hampshire.

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NO post-processing whatsoever.

Taken with my Google Pixel 2 Phone.

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Attribution WILL be enforced.






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As with the amazing scarecrows, this too was a serendipitous discovery in Chester, New Hampshire, on Sunday, October 28, 2018, on our way to an estate sale.

It is relatively new — i.e., built in 2011. We were in Chester around that time to pick up Maya. Don’t think we noticed it then. Maybe it was still being built.

Very picturesque. Nice job. Another kudos to Chester. Obviously a justifiably proud town. Bravo.


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The Amazing 2018 Scarecrows Of Chester, New Hampshire.

by Anura Guruge


NO post-processing whatsoever.

Taken with my Google Pixel 2 Phone.

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We stumbled upon this extraordinary display of creativity, historicalitybonohime, serendipitously, on our way to an estate sale in Chester, New Hampshire, on Sunday, October 28, 2018.

It was certainly different and worth lingering over. And that we did, on the way back from the sale. We stopped at the Town Center and got out and walked — taking these pictures.

Appears that it is a yearly tradition — and I assume that it is time to coincide with Halloween. How cool. Bravo Chester. Kudos Chester. It is a lovely town. We do have an association with the town though I only recalled it when we were driving through. We got Maya, from Chester, in 2011. So, we have an emotional connection with Chester.

Definitely worth going to see, though I suspect, alas, that all the rain we have had over the last few days, including today, would have taken a toll — though the beauty of their design is that they appear to drain well.

Hats off to Chester. Great job. Very clever.


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24th Annual JTG Music Extravaganza At Giuseppe’s, Meredith, May 6, 2018: Another Resounding Success.

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Attribution will be STRICTLY enforced!

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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First Annual, Dixville Notch Music, Arts & Crafts Festival — May 27 – 28, 2017.

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Looks interesting.

This is the ‘First in the NationDixville Notch which always gets its 15-minutes of glory whenever we have a State Primary or a National Election.

It is UP THERE, way up there. I have never been that far north within New Hampshire! They might still have snow up there.

First Annual. So, it is the first. As such I can’t say I have ever been to it.

Thinking about it. Just wanted to make sure you knew about it.


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