Monthly Archives: August 2010

Home Ownership Still a Good Long-Term Value

Homeownership has taken a beating over the past few years. With all of the foreclosures and the falling home prices, many people have questioned whether renting would be better. My feeling is that the industry (mortgage bankers, underwriters, the secondary … Continue reading

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…Ethel Interrupts…

A very successful Arts and Artisans Fair this past Saturday. The weather was perfect, the crowds were large and the vendors were happy. The kitchen was run by Peg Mason and did very well as did the Used Book Sale. … Continue reading

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The Wonder Store

Remember to stop into Peter Worrall’s store on Route 5 in Lovell. The collection of items is wide-ranging and The Wonder Store is a great spot to look for not only small collectibles but large items such as tables, bureaus, … Continue reading

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Norris Bennett and Crew

Over a period of several days, Norris Bennett and his crew cleared the front yard of this wonderful old home. Over the years while the home was vacant, trees and bushes took control of the yard. So thick and tall … Continue reading

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The End of McMansions

Here’s a story that summarizes marketplace changes that I have witnessed over the past few years. CNBC’s Death of the McMansion:Era of Huge Homes is Over discusses how the average square footage of new homes has been dropping. In the … Continue reading

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…Ethel Interrupts…

Very busy day tomorrow, Saturday, August 21st. The 35th Annual Arts and Artisans Fair begins at 9 am and continues through 3. Always well attended, this juried fair with 60 artisans selling their wares is one of the largest in … Continue reading

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Tree Surgeon

It is something to watch Jerry Boucher, owner of Archer Tree Service, take down a tall tree in a confined space quickly and without any damage to other trees or houses. He makes a hard and difficult task look easy. … Continue reading

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