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I Went Down to the Crossroads

Every three years, Eric Clapton holds a guitar festival and invites the best guitar players of our time, and most of his favorite legends, like Buddy Guy, Gregg Allman and Jeff Beck. This year the festival was held at Madison Square Garden in New York on April 12th and 13th …

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Fairhaven (The Movie) Review

Fairhaven the Movie review

Last winter my brother Doug and I decided to answer an open casting call for extras in a movie filmed in Fairhaven and, for a lark, we ventured down to the Zeiterion Theatre on a cold January night. We were pleasantly surprised when we got called in as extras. Doug was cast …

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Yesteryear Cyclery

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With the snow finally melted and our thoughts turning to spring activities, I stopped by Yesteryear Cyclery to visit and interview owner Kim Camara.  Located just off Rt. 140 (Exit 3), many of us are familiar with this bike shop.  I have personally known Kim since our kindergarten days at …

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Thank You, Mr. Zuckerberg!

On November 16, 2010, Mark Zuckerberg was named Time Magazine’s “Person of the Year.”  This honor was bestowed on this twenty-something from Harvard for his invention of Facebook, the social network that has connected more than half a billion people while mapping the social relations among them.   He created …

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The Return of Mark Twain

Mark Twain’s still got it!  America’s most famous author loved a practical joke or a good-natured spoof.  I can almost hear him laughing now as his dying wish is coming true!  The creator of Tom Sawyer left behind 5,000 unedited pages of memories.  When he died in 1910 at age …

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Two Hours in Heaven

I have to admit that I don’t normally attend church on Sundays, but I last week I made an exception.  This was no regular day at church though.  It was a celebration of music by the McCarthy, Richards & Legge Trio at The First Congregational Church of Fairhaven.  For those …

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Millie’s Window

“Some say she can be seen in the window of the Millicent Library at night, even though she has been dead for over one hundred years.” It’s that time of year again: the leaves are changing to their beautiful yellows and reds, pumpkins are on the doorsteps, and children are …

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Back Road Trips to Horseneck Beach

I have always preferred driving on back roads as opposed to highways.  I guess I’d rather enjoy the drive than fly down the road. One of my favorite back drives is the one heading to Horseneck Beach.  Currently, I live in Fairhaven, but my memories of taking the back roads …

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