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If You Ever Need A DWI Lawyer In New Hampshire — Stephen T. Jeffco, P.A., Is THE Guy.

by Anura Guruge


Click image to access his Website. I added his picture. That is NOT on his Website. {Smile}


No, no; do NOT get too excited. I am NOT in need of a DWI lawyer, and I hope I never will be.

But, if I ever needed a DWI lawyer in New Hampshire I would try and get this guy — though, to be fair, he is, alas, no spring chicken. So he might not be around when I need him! Which is the story of my life. But, from what I saw today, I hope he is around for as long as he can, because he sure takes care of his clients (albeit at a (fairly stiff) price, I was told {Smile}).

He is beyond impressive. WOW! Talk about being good. Knowing his stuff.

We watched him this afternoon, in Laconia District Court, just systematically tearing apart a young policeman testifying in a DWI case. I felt sorry for the policeman. He was young and inexperienced and he stood no chance against Mr. Jeffco. He beat any lawyer you have seen in movies or on TV. He was clinical. I was in awe.

Now it isn’t as if I am not familiar with lawyers! In addition to hiring them, I have also done work for lawyers (think Websites) and know a few socially. Mr. Jeffco was better than any of those I know and a couple of them are at the top of their game.

When I first saw him, upon entering the courtroom I was taken back. He is older than I. Much older than I, and that is saying something. But, he didn’t lack energy and was sharp as a tack.

In case you are speculating, I was in court purely for moral support and as a spectator. We were helping out a local prosecutor, and even then it wasn’t I.

So, that was when I got to see, purely by chance, Mr. Jeffco. I am glad to have had the chance. He made my day.


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Gordon Webster, Once The Queen’s Piper, Of Late Of Concord (NH), Passed Away On March 29, 2018.

by Anura Guruge


Click to ENLARGE. From my 1999 ‘NH Highland Games’ program. I got to know him around this time.


Crop of HIS Facebook picture.


The Facebook message.



I happened, by chance, to hear the sad news on WMUR (Channel 9) news this morning. It was quite a shock. I had no idea that he had been that sick — or for that long. Though we were at best but nodding acquaintances I would have gone and seen him. He was quite the man.

I first met him at the ‘NH Highland Games‘, in Loon, probably around 1999 (given that he emigrated to NH in 1998). I would invariably say ‘hello’ and a few words. A few years later he started playing — or bringing some of his students — to the LaconiaMulticultural Day‘, which I attended, assiduously. I would chat to him there. The Laconia event was less hectic in those days. I, like now, was very homesick and wanted, desperately, to go back. He would tell me that I was crazy and that life was better in the U.S.!

I remember the role he — and for that matter, Denis Carr, of ‘The Brigadoons’ — played at the obviously memorable 2011 Highland Games, which took place on the weekend of 9/11. It was a very ‘charged’ game. I wrote this, in a post here, in 2012. You should read it. It talks about the 2001 Games as well as Gordon playing for the Queen in a sinking rowing boat!

Click to ENLARGE and read here. The link to the original post is in the text above.


I also wrote about Gordon here — when I did a post about his son’s bagpipes getting confiscated by U.S. customs because of the ivory parts on the 1936 bagpipes.

Click to ENLARGE and read here. The link to the original post is in the text above.


Great shame. A great loss.

I read some of his Facebook timeline. Wow. It had not been fun for him over the last couple of years.

I could not, for the world of me, find out how old Gordon was. Doing some extrapolations from comments associated with posted pictures I have a sinking feeling that he is much younger than I — which makes him quite young.

Gordon Webster, R.I.P.


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Energy North Propane, Concord, NH — Thank You & Kudos.

by Anura Guruge




We ran out of propane Friday night while cooking dinner. That was Friday, December 29, 2017.

It took us a few minutes to work out what had happened, i.e., that we had run out of propane (rather than a malfunction of the stove or the gas line).

We only use propane for cooking — i.e., for the kitchen stove. We heat with oil and everything else is electric.

The person who had this house built in 2006 — 2007 had gone with propane — from Amerigas in Laconia. There was big ‘200’ gallon tank to begin with. But, since we only use propane for cooking we don’t use much. So much so that Amerigas got mad with us and started charging us a rental fee for the tank!

I have never liked Amerigas. They are not an easy company to like …

Eventually, in 2015 they took away the ‘200’ gallon tank, that was beginning to rust dangerously, and installed two small tanks in its place. Today, we learned that they are ’25’ gallon tanks — giving us a capacity of just under 50 gallons (48 I think).

The gas tanks do NOT have a meter! That is Amerigas for you. So, we can’t tell how full they are.

That is why we ran out.

Not the end of the world. Between the microwave, toaster oven, slow cookers, electric cookers and the outside grill we could get by. Plus we were eating out on Monday — New Year’s Day. So we were not that concerned.

We called Amerigas on Saturday. They were closed.

Called Amerigas on Tuesday. After 4 calls, spanning 2 hours, we got through. We were informed that our account had been transferred to “Energy North Propane”, in Concord. Apparently Amerigas had bought Energy North.

Called them. After a number of attempts got through.

They said a possible 5 to 10 days before they could deliver BUT that they would TRY.

And TRY they did.

They delivered today, 24-hours after we called.

We are IMPRESSED and pleased.

Amerigas would NEVER had done that.

I couldn’t believe it when the dogs started barking. I looked out. Energy North truck backing into our drive.

Thank YOU Energy North Propane.

Kudos Energy North Propane.


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2017 “Laconia Multicultural Festival” Is On Saturday, September 9 — BUT With A Very Limited Program.

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2017 Laconia Multicultural Festival Program

Click here to access their official Website — with this program.


2014 Program

Click to ENLARGE and read here.

My post on that 2014 Program.


Wow. Wow. Wow!

I was planning to go — given that I have only missed two of the 16 Laconia Multicultural Festivals. Hence why I went looking for the program. Yikes.

Yes, I am very familiar and fond of ‘Sayon Camara‘ — a perennial favorite at both the Concord and Laconia multicultural events. But, ….

Wonder what happened? This is WAY SCALED back. I will have to talk to some folks to get the story.


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Neha Parikh’s Sensational Indian Dancers At Concord (NH) ‘Multicultural Festival’, June 24, 2017 — Part I.

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Click pictures to ENLARGE.

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Anura Guruge Sony a7II Alton Concord New Hampshire Market Days Festival 2017 photos





I had the honor and pleasure of meeting Neha Parikh at the ‘Laconia Multicultural Festival’ in September 2015. Given that I was yet again taking pictures we struck up a relationship and I send her all the pictures I took.

Click image to access the pictures from Laconia.

When I joined the organizing committee for the 2017 Concord ‘Multicultural Festival’ I put forward Neha’s name as a ‘must have’ — before I had checked with Neha whether she would be amenable. Luckily for I and for Concord, Neha, ever gracious and helpful, agreed to participate. The rest is history.

As I always knew Neha’s amazingly talented and dedicated dancers were a HUGE HIT. I heard people talking in AWE as I was taking these picture.

This was a HUGE coup for Indian culture and in particular these dancers. I was PROUD and so happy — particularly so for the parents. Bravo. Kudos. THANK YOU. Enjoy.


Click to access Neha’s Dance Academy Website.


All pictures taken with my Sony a6500. Also see these 30 pictures of the Multicultural Festival.


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