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‘Circus Smirkus’, Wolfeboro, NH (August 12, 2019) — Just Absolutely REMARKABLE!

by Anura Guruge


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It sure is entertaining, amusing and amazing,
but what really sets it apart gratifyingly
is that it is
uplifting, inspirational and morally rewarding.


In these disturbing times
Circus Smirkus
is a welcoming oasis
of hope, promise and fortitude.


Circus Smirkus
at its conclusion
brings tears to my eyes —
what these KIDS manage to achieve is so wonderful,
their parents must be so, so proud (deservedly).


This was the second time we have seen them. The first was exactly a year ago, to the day — also in Wolfeboro.

We were blown away last year and I vowed that I will be back — not just for the show, but also to show our support and gratitude.

It was good last year, and I thought it was even better this year, though on the way home we worked out that they did not have the tightrope walking in high heels which was world class.

All of this year’s acts, including the comedic interludes, were extremely well done. Bravo. Kudos.

It is easy to forget that these are just kids, school kids. Not professionals and, moreover, that they put this astounding show together in 18-days. 18-days!

I was in awe last year and I am in awe again this year.

Yes, I am a circus aficionado who has seen a lot of circuses including Barnum & Bailey (at least 9 times), Cirque du Soleil (at least 4 times), Big Apple (many, many times) & the famed Moscow Circus (in Moscow in the 1970s). In terms of raw entertainment Circus Smirkus is as good! In terms of ‘feel good’ vibes — it is better than all of them!

Yes, I am a fan, a BIG fan of ‘Smirkus’. A wonderful endeavor. Something we can all be proud of.

Thank YOU, Smirkus.


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Flowers Of New Durham, N.H. — July 31, 2019.

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All of these were essentially in or around the New Durham public library. I always make a point to take my camera when I visit New Durham, year round, because it is such a picturesque ‘little’ town (and yes, many years ago, I did own a lakeside property there, though we never went into New Durham per se since we were much, much closer to Wolfeboro). In the summer they go all out with the flowers. Enjoy.


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NH County Commissioner ‘Hunter Taylor’, Of Alton, Confirms He Is A Decent, Honorable Man With A Sound Moral Compass.

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Click to ENLARGE and read here. In the July 18, 2019, “The Baysider”. Use link below to access original.


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My initial assessment of him, 3-years ago, was SPOT ON.

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News media reports.

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Bravo & Kudos Hunter.

YOU have, courageously and convincingly, demonstrated that being a good Republican does not mean you cannot also be decent, honorable, honest & righteous.

THANK YOU, Hunter, for showing that it can be done. I hope Mitt Romney is vacationing in his mansion in Wolfeboro and hears about it. It might inspire him.

Hunter Taylor is an exceptional man, cerebral, learned, committed and caring. I have had the honor of meeting him (and his delightful and equally bright & inspiring wife, Ruth Larson) a few times and have always walked away buoyant and with hope for the future.

Simply (but slightly more crudely put) Hunter Taylor has shown that there is noting that says that being a modern Republican means that you have to be a jerk, a bully, a racist and a blowhard.

Another good day for New Hampshire. Yippee. Two in a row. Wow. Yesterday, we had the ‘Period Poverty‘ bill, spearheaded by a schoolgirl, passed into law.

Things are looking up for New Hampshire.

Thank YOU, Hunter.

You are a MAN, you are THE MAN.


I with Ray Burton.

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Wolfeboro, New Hampshire, Fireworks — July 4, 2019.

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In the end it was good, ‘not bad’ though 15-minutes in I did say “this is so boring“! By that stage 90% of the fireworks had been single, hand-fired, pop-pop-pop starbursts and when this is your second fireworks show in 24-hours there is only so many starbursts you can stomach — especially if you are looking at them through the viewfinder of a camera.

Yes, Wolfeboro spends MORE on its fireworks than Alton and that is HOW it should be given that Wolfeboro, with property owners like Mitt Romney, the ‘Black and Decker’ family and the Marriotts, is insanely wealthy.

Another great night for fireworks, like the night before. WARM (in the high 70F) and cloudless. It does not get any better. Quite a big crowd, though we got our usual spot, on top of the grass bank, right across from where they set off the fireworks, without any problems — though we only got there 25-minutes before the start. It was a good night overall. Wolfeboro did GOOD. Bravo and thank YOU.

I took about 300 pictures. Then I mercilessly deleted about 100. There are only so many starbursts that you want to keep.

Enjoy.


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Meredith [N.H.] — The Increasingly Impressive Art, Including Sculpture Walk.

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I kid you NOT, Meredith (New Hampshire) is getting more beautiful and chic by the month. Each time I visit, which these days is about few times a year, Meredith has more art, more artistic stores and just a air of elegant sophistication. Wow. I lived in Meredith 1997 to 1999. It was nice then, on the upswing BUT nothing like it is now. If it was, I would never have moved.

Hands down, Meredith is NOW the MOST ATTRACTIVE of the Lake Winnipesaukee towns — Wolfeboro nowhere close. Alton, where I live, has to be the distant last.

But, I will go further. Meredith looks even better than Dartmouth or Portsmouth.

If you have not been of late, PLEASE do yourself a favor (and treat) and visit.

Eat at Giuseppe’s as we always do — and, of course, did today.


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Lake Winnipesaukee [NH] 2019 Ice-Out Was Wednesday, April 24 — @ 5:24am.

by Anura Guruge


Prior instances when it was on April 24 (non-leap years)
and April 23 (leap years).


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I take LEAP YEARS into account.
I count days from January 1, taking into account leap years.
So, April 21 & April 22 are 111-days in From Jan. 1
depending on whether it was Leap Year or not.



Ice Out 1992 to 2019.

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Vagaries of Ice Out 2000 to 2019.


So, it wasn’t April 22nd as most people had expected. It was two-day later.

But, it was 2-days earlier than last year.

Same as 2015.

2014 was one-day off, but was also on a Wednesday.

Nowhere close to being even close to ‘long’. Longest was 132-days (since Jan. 1) in 1888.

Also, not the shortest. SHORTEST was just 3-years ago. 2016. 77-days, March 18,


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Lake Winnipesaukee [NH] 2019 Ice-Out Expected To Be Monday, April 22.

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Prior instances when it was on April 22 (non-leap years)
and April 21 (leap years).

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I take LEAP YEARS into account.
I count days from January 1, taking into account leap years.
So, April 21 & April 22 are 111-days in From Jan. 1
depending on whether it was Leap Year or not.



Prevailing consensus is that it most likely will be April 22 in 2019. But, there could always be a pesky little floe floating around that could delay it by 12-, 24-, 36 or even 48-hours.

I am just going with the flow. 


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