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Old 10-27-2007, 07:57 AM
 
Location: Durham NC-for now
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Hey you Northern Maine folks. I saw an episode of Kids by the Dozen the other day and it looked like the Winter family might be from around Old Town. The were opening a road side store. Did they keep it going?
I always like watching that show because it makes me having 4 kids seem much more managable!
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Old 10-27-2007, 03:00 PM
 
Location: Corinth, ME
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I read a bit about that program and that family on the web recently, (http://bangornews.com/news/t/city.aspx?articleid=155580&zoneid=176 - broken link) and I believe they were in Orono.

The also have a web store, Candlestick Creations
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Old 10-28-2007, 05:33 AM
 
Location: Durham NC-for now
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Default Thanks Starwalker

Looks like we are both headed from NC to Maine. When are you going?
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Old 10-28-2007, 06:45 AM
 
Location: Maine
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I read a bit about that program and that family on the web recently, (http://bangornews.com/news/t/city.aspx?articleid=155580&zoneid=176 - broken link) and I believe they were in Orono.
Yes, Orono. It's about the center of Maine between Bangor and Old Town. They used to have a pony and llama in tiny pens without grass that I felt bad for. They're gone now. When you drive by you can't miss it. There's a bright purple building by the road. If you're driving toward Bangor it's on the left hand side. Unless you knew there is a business there you probably wouldn't guess. We speculated on a day care because of the animals they had (petting zoo type set up) but didn't know that for sure until the newspaper article was published. It looks like a cool place.
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Old 10-28-2007, 08:05 AM
 
Location: West Michigan
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Yes, Orono. It's about the center of Maine between Bangor and Old Town. They used to have a pony and llama in tiny pens without grass that I felt bad for. They're gone now. When you drive by you can't miss it. There's a bright purple building by the road. If you're driving toward Bangor it's on the left hand side. Unless you knew there is a business there you probably wouldn't guess. We speculated on a day care because of the animals they had (petting zoo type set up) but didn't know that for sure until the newspaper article was published. It looks like a cool place.
I wondered what that was. It is surely bright purple, if you miss it, go directly to your eye doctor and get an examination.
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Old 10-28-2007, 09:14 AM
 
Location: Forests of Maine
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A nice looking family, too bad we don't get TLC. Though I would imagine that they will be shown in a 'bad' light.
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Old 10-28-2007, 03:09 PM
 
Location: Corinth, ME
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A nice looking family, too bad we don't get TLC. Though I would imagine that they will be shown in a 'bad' light.
yes, probably... or else as "quaint" ... from the online store I would gather that they are the sort of Christians who -- though not Amish/Mennonite -- have much in common with those folk in philosophy. In the world but not of it, not yoked with unbelievers... the kinds of things that cynical media types like to make fun of.
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Old 10-28-2007, 03:26 PM
 
Location: Forests of Maine
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There is an Anabaptist community in Kingman Maine, they do 'outreach' in Bangor. They welcome visitors, if you visit them tell Fred "Hey" for me.

HOME

And of course Smyrna Falls too [a great general store, furniture outlet, cabin builders, etc]
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Old 10-28-2007, 03:37 PM
 
Location: Corinth, ME
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There is a town named Smyrna Falls in ME?? I will have to visit it... for the name if nothing else... I started my business in a tiny burg here in NC named Smyrna... I still use that mailing address with my PO Box.

I really admire the Anabaptist types. I have never known a "rotten apple" in any of those barrels.
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Old 10-28-2007, 04:14 PM
 
Location: Rothschild, WI
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I gotta ask: what does Anabaptist mean?
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