Blog :: 02-2013

Lovell Village Update...

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Saturday, February 23rd, marks two weeks since the fire that leveled Lovell's Main Street landmark. Visually and emotionally, it is still hard not to see the building as I drive by. The Association has moved quickly to remove the debris and to clear the site. Thanks to Norris Bennett and Robbie Drew for doing a great job that to me, looked like it would have taken weeks. During this period, I quickly went from the 'dazed' period to taking the many steps needed to move forward. I have learned more than I have ever wanted to know about the insurance process (which will be going on for quite some time). And that all of the little office supplies that one uses on a daily basis are no longer within easy reach in my desk drawer. For better or worse, I am now way too familiar with the location of every item in Staples!

219 Main Street, Lovell. The new home of Kezar Realty.

219 Main Street, Lovell. The new home of Kezar Realty.

IMG_0223 Here is some exciting news: Kezar Realty will be in the Village. Starting Monday, February 25th, Kezar Realty's office will be at 219 Main Street. Just south of the Charlotte Hobbs Memorial Library and across from our previous address. As the process of rebuilding begins, our full-service Agency has not missed a beat (thanks to Rosie's Lovell Village Store for the use of the back booth and our own locker)and we are looking forward to serving our clients in 2013 and beyond.

Although our physical location has changed, everything else remains the same. Visit KezarRealty.com for all of our contact information, our listings and our vacation rentals. Or better yet, stop in and visit.

Comments

  1. Jim Rowe on

    Hope it goes well for you. Hang in there.
    • Jan on

      Congratulations, Stan. This is a great news! I am sure this is the result of great relationship building in Lovell!
      • Lynda on

        Amazing recovery. You are an inspiration to me.
        • Stanley Tupaj on

          Thank you very much!

          The Fire of February 9th

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          In preparation for the big blizzard, I forgot to include an office fire on my list. In the days ahead I will provide information about Kezar Realty's location and plans but in the interim everyone's e-mails are working and you may reach me at home (207-925-2057) or on my cell (207-890-3834). We are working hard to minimize any disruptions.

          This is also a tremendous loss to the town of Lovell. The building was always a center of activity and served as the general store for generations. Many people came in and spent time with me discussing their memories of the building and the good times they had there. From those visits sprang the idea for the local conversations sponsored by the Lovell Historical Society.

          A great amount of appreciation, admiration and respect go out to all of the Volunteer fire departments--Lovell, Fryeburg, Stoneham, Saco Valley and Center Conway--the Stoneham and Freyburg Rescue units and the great efforts of Central Maine Power, FairPoint Communications and the Time-Warner Company to get 18,000 people back up and running. All worked in below freezing temps and heavy snowfall. Here's a short video of the fire.

          Comments

          1. GUY on

            Our thoughts are with you Stan.
            • Stanley Tupaj on

              Gary, Thank you very much. You know better than anyone how difficult it is.
              • Lynda on

                Sending healing loving thoughts your way.
                • rebecca freeman on

                  I miss your sign already. So very sorry for the loss.
                  • Jim Rowe on

                    My family went through it with our homestead in North Lovell and I don't wish it on anybody. Guess the only good news is that nobody died or was injured. Hang in there, Stan.
                    • Stanley Tupaj on

                      Jim, as always, thanks for your support.
                      • Stanley Tupaj on

                        Rebecca, I don't know exactly when but the sign will return! Thanks
                        • Stanley Tupaj on

                          I'm feeling the vibes! Thanks
                          • sweetmeow on

                            I hope you know that you have been in my thoughts and prayers these last few days. I cannot imagine what you're going through. I'm also thinking of the entire town of Lovell, and what it all means to the morale of the town. Kudos to all the fire departments and all they did, as well.
                            • Rich on

                              Sorry to hear about the devasting fire. Here for any support I can provide.
                              • Stanley Tupaj on

                                Rich, Thank you very much! The week of the fire I was rearranging the cork board and centering on top the Fractional Ownership info. Will be up and running shortly.
                                • mike on

                                  Thinking of you Stan. Couldn't believe the photos! So glad no one was hurt. Let me know if there is something I can do to help.
                                  • Stanley Tupaj on

                                    Thanks for the good vibes!
                                    • Carol and Hal Taylor on

                                      Stan, Hal, Carol, and Brittany and David Williams are sending caring thoughts and wishes your way. You are such and important part of the town and have been so helpful to us all in recent times. All the best to you as you move forward with your recovery. See you at Rosies !!!!! All the best! Carol Sev and Hal Taylor, Brittany and David Williams and Family

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                                      Comments

                                      1. Mr. Oliver on

                                        Is it true Suggs is being traded to the Pats?
                                        • Stanley Tupaj on

                                          The Patriots could only dream!