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What's New...VERY New!
Nolan William Anckner

July 7, 2009

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April 13, 2009

Nolan William Anckner, great nephew. Proud parents Kathleen Angione Anckner and Bill Anckner.

February 19, 2009

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We put a wood-burning fireplace insert into the fireplace in the front hall. 

It does wonders to keep the place warm. And, it is pretty.

January 31, 2009

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November 7, 2008

The Wave

A wave at a local cove on Schoodic Point. Molly and I walk there most every day.


Rachel has been busy out in San Francisco. She is developing a new clothing line with her "PixieBird"..a cute little bird that does not speak but has it thoughts expressed in graphics in its voice bubble. (www.pixiebird.com)
And, she is marketing them also in an online store called IndieFixxGalleria (http://indiefixxgalleria.com/shop/41) The models are, you guessed it, Rachel/Phoenix and her roommates Ryan and Jess.

And, her friend Jay has started his own company DevToaster www.devtoaster.com  Their new iPhone based application got written up in the New York Times Auto section.

October 28, 2008

Pumpkin carving time again. We had an "observer" who found herself immortalized...temporarily. Molly posed for the pumpkin on the left...she was all i could see, so it seemed logical to carve her. The one on the right is Bill's creation.

September 7, 2008

Clare Dodson left us last week. See some photos, click here.

May 11

Bill is a member of the Board of Unity, a college here in Maine. In May of this year he was appointed as Vice Chair of the Board. We attended Graduation with him in full cap and gown regalia.

April 19, 2008

There is new news from Boston. Mary and Clemens got engaged on Saturday. Congratulations!

More photos at Mary & Clemens page

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April 15, 2008

                                   ^                      Twigs                        ^            ^   ^

And, the Herons are coming through our park. We seem to be on a Great Blue Heron migration path.  Usually at least one or two of them stay. 

They are lovely to see. Very large--stand almost 5' tall--but very elusive. 

I watch for them all Summer. This was the other morning when it was quiet. Let's hope a few of them liked what they saw and will stick around. 

But best of all, they don't come until the ice is out. Yeah!

Lots of other quick changes, some of which will create broken links on the older pages, but I'll clean them up later.


March 29, 2008 

Finally changed the link under Rachel's name to go to her own website: www.phoenixzoellick.com

If you haven't been there is it definitely worth a look!

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Click HERE to see more pictures of Hanni.

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2008 Venice

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That's Hanni and her husband Gerhardt at the top of the page, at Hanni's birthday party in Venice, February 29, 2008.

Chris and I are back from that party and also trips to Florence, Pompeii, Vesuvius, Rome and Ravenna. My photo file counter tells me that I have 4,948 new pictures on my machine! So, when I get a chance to put some up I will. Or, I might do a photo blog....stay tuned.

February 24, 2008

Chris and I are off for a two week vacation in Italy. We start in Venice where we will celebrate Hanni's Birthday. (pictured above and at Cvak on Friends page). For those of you who were not around when I was in college, Hanni Ottisch Cvak was an Exchange Student at our house when she was in high school and I was in College. She lives in Vienna, but decided to have her birthday in Venice. So, we are off. No computers iwth us, though. so you will have to wait til after March 11 to see updates. 

January 5, 2008

New recipe. Ricker Family Farms Fresh Cranberry Sauce. Rachel, a staunch supporter of the canned with ridges variety, says she is switching to this. It gels up and is lovely.

January 1, 2008

We built a snowman after our first storm--we are into our 3rd now--and then set up the tripod to bring you the above photo of us all plus the snowman--we are also into our 3rd snowman as of this am. They keep getting shorter!

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