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Winter Vista

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Here's a photo, taken by Ken Goldman, at 7:28 am this past Monday. As you can see, the Lake is frozen and plenty of snow covers the mountains. Take note of Mount Washington peeking through on the left. The early morning light creates an almost 3-d effect.

So many of the photos of our region are taken during the summer and autumn, but clearly, winter provides its own beauty.

You can have this wonderful view all four seasons from this property which currently is listed. Click here for more details and photos!

Winter Vista

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Here's a photo, taken by Ken Goldman, at 7:28 am this past Monday. As you can see, the Lake is frozen and plenty of snow covers the mountains. Take note of Mount Washington peeking through on the left. The early morning light creates an almost 3-d effect.

So many of the photos of our region are taken during the summer and autumn, but clearly, winter provides its own beauty.

You can have this wonderful view all four seasons from this property which currently is listed. Click here for more details and photos!

The Sound of Silence

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No question it was cold this morning--below 0--but I'm not convinced that was the reason for the lack of noise or the slowness in people's step. I acknowledge that the nation is celebrating Martin Luther King, Jr., but I'm not sure if the quiet is related to the holiday. It's a safe bet that this cloud of silence extended all the way from northern New England to Hartford, Conn. The underdog NY Jets, came to Gillette Stadium and put on a clinic as to how to beat the mighty Patriots. I certainly didn't expect it.

Here's the great thing about the NFL playoffs: more often than not, the games are exciting and full of surprises. If you win, you move on; if you lose, you go home. Just this year, a team with a losing record beat the defending Super Bowl Champs and then the two teams with the best records with a week off and playing at home, got embarrassed in front of their fans. My favorite team, the Ravens, gave up a two-touchdown halftime lead and lost on a gutsy play by the Steelers at the end of the game.

So, one more weekend of great football before all the hoopla of the Super Bowl. Four teams with great NFL histories playing in open-air, cold weather cities. What could be better than that? I'm rooting for the Jets to beat the Steelers in Pittsburgh.

One last thought. Rosie's Lovell Village Store was especially quiet this morning. Even Ken Male, a part-time Lovell resident from Queens, NY and an avid Jets fan, showed enough respect not to wear his green Jets sweatshirt. I'm sure he did not want to jeopardize his breakfast order being cooked by Bobby Collins, who often has his Patriots shirt on.

The Sound of Silence

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No question it was cold this morning--below 0--but I'm not convinced that was the reason for the lack of noise or the slowness in people's step. I acknowledge that the nation is celebrating Martin Luther King, Jr., but I'm not sure if the quiet is related to the holiday. It's a safe bet that this cloud of silence extended all the way from northern New England to Hartford, Conn. The underdog NY Jets, came to Gillette Stadium and put on a clinic as to how to beat the mighty Patriots. I certainly didn't expect it.

Here's the great thing about the NFL playoffs: more often than not, the games are exciting and full of surprises. If you win, you move on; if you lose, you go home. Just this year, a team with a losing record beat the defending Super Bowl Champs and then the two teams with the best records with a week off and playing at home, got embarrassed in front of their fans. My favorite team, the Ravens, gave up a two-touchdown halftime lead and lost on a gutsy play by the Steelers at the end of the game.

So, one more weekend of great football before all the hoopla of the Super Bowl. Four teams with great NFL histories playing in open-air, cold weather cities. What could be better than that? I'm rooting for the Jets to beat the Steelers in Pittsburgh.

One last thought. Rosie's Lovell Village Store was especially quiet this morning. Even Ken Male, a part-time Lovell resident from Queens, NY and an avid Jets fan, showed enough respect not to wear his green Jets sweatshirt. I'm sure he did not want to jeopardize his breakfast order being cooked by Bobby Collins, who often has his Patriots shirt on.

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  1. Jim Rowe on

    Nothing is certain in life. Pat's have a lot to think about.

    Benefit Dinner

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    This Saturday, January 15th, there will be a Benefit Dinner for the Herlihy Family at the St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church in Fryeburg. Bryson Herlihy is just 19 months old and recently has been diagnosed with a rare form of cancer. The family needs support.

    The dinner is being sponsored by the Fryeburg Academy Class of 2013 and the menu includes Spaghetti, salad, rolls and homemade baked goods.

    The cost is $8 for adults, $5 for children 5-12 and FREE for children under 5. So come to the dinner from 4 pm - 7 pm and help support a local family in need.

    If anyone would like to make a separate donation to the family, please email me at stan@fairpoint.net.

    Benefit Dinner

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    This Saturday, January 15th, there will be a Benefit Dinner for the Herlihy Family at the St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church in Fryeburg. Bryson Herlihy is just 19 months old and recently has been diagnosed with a rare form of cancer. The family needs support.

    The dinner is being sponsored by the Fryeburg Academy Class of 2013 and the menu includes Spaghetti, salad, rolls and homemade baked goods.

    The cost is $8 for adults, $5 for children 5-12 and FREE for children under 5. So come to the dinner from 4 pm - 7 pm and help support a local family in need.

    If anyone would like to make a separate donation to the family, please email me at stan@fairpoint.net.

    Finally!!

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    A storm heading up the east coast has arrived. It looks like the Lovell area will get about eight inches with the coast getting a bit more. All the school districts have closed and it should be a great base for the snowmobilers and the cross-country skiers. I already went for a two-mile walk with the dogs and on the return my earlier footprints were barely noticeable!

    Don't know how my in-laws made it out of Portland Jetport to Dulles Airport this morning on their first leg of their international trip. Scheduled to depart at 5:30 am, it was delayed by thirty minutes and was one of a very few to make it out. Don't know the situation at Dulles Airport but I'm sure it is chaotic there as well. Let's hope their flight is on time.

    Here's the Weather Channel's local forecast: The Weather Channel

    Finally!!

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    A storm heading up the east coast has arrived. It looks like the Lovell area will get about eight inches with the coast getting a bit more. All the school districts have closed and it should be a great base for the snowmobilers and the cross-country skiers. I already went for a two-mile walk with the dogs and on the return my earlier footprints were barely noticeable!

    Don't know how my in-laws made it out of Portland Jetport to Dulles Airport this morning on their first leg of their international trip. Scheduled to depart at 5:30 am, it was delayed by thirty minutes and was one of a very few to make it out. Don't know the situation at Dulles Airport but I'm sure it is chaotic there as well. Let's hope their flight is on time.

    Here's the Weather Channel's local forecast: The Weather Channel

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    1. Winter on

      Action requires knwlgedoe, and now I can act!

      Smartphones

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      For many years, the only cell phone I ever used was a "Pay As You Go" model. Nothing fancy, but it served its purpose since I didn't have a great need for one. Especially in this rural area where cell phone coverage is spotty at best. So, about 18 months ago, US CELLULAR was having a big promotion on getting a free phone and I got a Blackberry. It took me quite some time to familiarize myself with many of its features but once I did, WOW. You begin to wonder just how did you manage all those years without it?

      It is convenient to get your e-mails when out of the office, to text a reminder to someone, to be able to take pretty good quality photos, updating KezarLife, and having my own talking Navigator. Don't tell anyone but once I was in a large meeting on a Sunday afternoon and I was able to follow the play-by-play of a Ravens game!

      So, it always seems that there has to be a downside to everything good. And that's exactly what I learned this morning when I read this CNNMoney.com story (on my Blackberry of course) covering the dangers of storing too much personal information on your smartphone! Apparently, thieves love all of that info and it doesn't take much effort on their part to extract it. So, as we download more and more apps to make our lives easier, be aware that if you lose your phone, your data can be swiped if the phone gets in the wrong hands. And according to the article, there are ways to remotely erase the data so that a thief would be unable to use it. But be sure to back-up your phone's data on a regular basis so that if you do lose your phone, you still have your data.

      Just remember that you are walking around with a powerful computer that also serves as a phone. "Your Most Dangerous Possession? Your Smartphone"

      Smartphones

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      For many years, the only cell phone I ever used was a "Pay As You Go" model. Nothing fancy, but it served its purpose since I didn't have a great need for one. Especially in this rural area where cell phone coverage is spotty at best. So, about 18 months ago, US CELLULAR was having a big promotion on getting a free phone and I got a Blackberry. It took me quite some time to familiarize myself with many of its features but once I did, WOW. You begin to wonder just how did you manage all those years without it?

      It is convenient to get your e-mails when out of the office, to text a reminder to someone, to be able to take pretty good quality photos, updating KezarLife, and having my own talking Navigator. Don't tell anyone but once I was in a large meeting on a Sunday afternoon and I was able to follow the play-by-play of a Ravens game!

      So, it always seems that there has to be a downside to everything good. And that's exactly what I learned this morning when I read this CNNMoney.com story (on my Blackberry of course) covering the dangers of storing too much personal information on your smartphone! Apparently, thieves love all of that info and it doesn't take much effort on their part to extract it. So, as we download more and more apps to make our lives easier, be aware that if you lose your phone, your data can be swiped if the phone gets in the wrong hands. And according to the article, there are ways to remotely erase the data so that a thief would be unable to use it. But be sure to back-up your phone's data on a regular basis so that if you do lose your phone, you still have your data.

      Just remember that you are walking around with a powerful computer that also serves as a phone. "Your Most Dangerous Possession? Your Smartphone"