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My Very First Moose — Sandwich, NH, April 27, 2018.

by Anura Guruge


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My (and Teischan’s) very first moose!

We have taken a lot of grief that we had never seen one. I have lived in New Hampshire 33-years, and it isn’t as if I don’t get about. Something about where I travel and when I do so.

This was total serendipity.

We had gone to the “Squam Lakes Science Center” only to find that they never open prior to May 1! So, I decided to go for a drive around Squam Lake (and look for the ‘Rattlesnake Trial‘ (which was also closed)) on Rte 113.

The Moose was on the road, just before we got to Sandwich — and it was 12:18pm. I knew what it was right away. A YOUNG moose. Not very big. About the size of a horse. Grey. Shedding. It went into the woods before I could get my phone out.

But, at least we have broken our ‘duck’.


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“Annie and the Orphans” At “Sandwich Fair”, October 10, 2016.

by Anura Guruge


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This was Bob “Big Mac” McNab,
the bassist’s, last appearance
at Sandwich, with “The Orphans

after 28-years.

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Anatole “Annie” Paquette

Bob “Big Mac” McNab

Scottie “The Horn” Groleau

Steve Giotas

Roy D’innocenzo

Peter “WildMan” Previte

Elvis — a.k.a. Tom Paquette, the nephew.


All the photos taken with my trusty Nikon P900.


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Bob McNab Bids Farewell To “Annie and the Orphans” After 50+ Years.

by Anura Guruge


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These pictures taken at “Sandwich Fair
on Monday, October 10, 2016.
Bob “Big Mac” McNab’s last Sandwich
after 28-years.

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Bob McNab from two other 2016 “Annie and the Orphans” concerts.

Alton, N.H., August 14, 2016.

Alton, N.H., August 14, 2016.


Wolfeboro, N.H., July 2, 2016.

Wolfeboro, N.H., July 2, 2016.


He will be sorely missed. Bassist par extraordinaire. This is the sad thing about bassist, including the great George Harrison: their greatness is that you never really notice them! But, as Anatole “Annie” Paquette always makes sure to remind us, it is the bassist, in this case Bob, that holds a group together. Was true with George and is true with Bob. I will miss him. REAL nice guy, not that they are NOT all nice guys. But hopefully I will see him around. Maybe we will do LUNCH. Anatole has promised lunch. {SMILE}


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‘Art Harriman’ Leaves Sandwich Fair After 38-Years As Master Of Ceremonies.

by Anura Guruge


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Art Harriman, the World record holder for playing the smallest harmonica ever (1″), has been a fixture at Sandwich Fair, N.H., for the 20-years or more that we have been attending.

Monday, October 10, 2016, was, however, his last appearance at Sandwich Fair. It transpires that he has been there, every year, without fail for 38 years! That would mean that he has been there, regaling the punters, since 1978. That is a long time.

I did not know this but it transpires that “Common Man” founder/owner, Alex Ray (who has been providing food at Sandwich for 40 unbroken years), was instrumental in bringing Art to the Fair. Thank you Alex.

My friends, “Annie and The Orphans” have been performing at Sandwich for over 28-years (with a few years gap several years ago). Ironically I called up Art, on the phone, and spoke to him about getting “Annie and The Orphans” back to Sandwich. He was very gracious.

Annie and The Orphans” & Alex Ray gave Art quite the farewell, “Annie …” doing an extended 90(+) minute set. It was moving, but kind of sad. Definitely the end of an era.

Thank YOU, Mr. Art Harriman.

Sandwich will never be the same to us without YOU. We have never known Sandwich without you standing on the stage.



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