Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Help us "END 68 HOURS of HUNGER" for children

A word or two about the Coloring Book for All Ages:

Our church is producing a coloring book for families to enjoy together.
The purpose of the book is to raise funds for END 68 HOURS of HUNGER. That is the 68 hours from the time a child receives a free lunch on Friday until the time that child gets a free breakfast on Monday morning during the school year. Unfortunately too many children in America are in this category. Our book is designed with families in mind, and is not necessarily a religious book, but more of some of the life sharing events we experience.
Think about yard sales,toys and games, Sunday School lessons, a visit to the Heifer International Farm, lemonade on the lawn, and flowers on the front porch.


This fall we will begin selling our books at our church and online. Any book purchased directly from us will generate $10.00 to the program. Any book purchased online will generate royalties that will also go to the program. If anyone wants a book, once they are printed I will be happy to mail one to you and make sure the money goes directly to the program.

The line drawings range from easy to more complicated and all are family friendly. They are not the typical flowery, design oriented, mass produced images. They are images from our daily life, and from church life in general. There are pages that feature nature, children, adults, events and gatherings that families enjoy. There is a small section of very easy to color pages for young children based upon the Bible story of the 7 days of creation.

Our cover is an original watercolor painting by our resident-Artist, Pastor Bob Maronne. For that cover alone I would buy a book. In fact I plan to buy a number of these to send to friends and family.

Knowing that each book represents meals for a child who needs that nourishment makes it a very worthwhile purchase.


The books will arrive at our church in September. They will be sold with crayons and colored pencils included for the first 100 books sold.
If you want one of these first addition copies, email me and I will make sure you get your book and the children will benefit from your donation. My Contact:
The sales will begin in our church and the mailed out books are on a first come first served basis.


Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Beautiful Home just listed for sale.


Perfect Privacy yet only 5 minutes from the center of town.

                            278 Sand Hill Road, Peterborough    
                            Exquisite 10 room home in rural setting
                            4 Bedroom   4 Baths  2940 sq ft   1 acre 
                            MLS 4482316
                           Real Estate Agent - Jim Bialowski 
                           Masiello Better Homes and Gardens
                           69A Island Street ~ Suite 3 
                           Keene NH 603-283-1966

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This truly unique home, with many advantages,  sits at the top of a hill near the edge of a forest. A raised ranch with inviting front porch and two tiered deck has many surprises and great features. Great schools, many religious opportunities, an historic library, a theater for the performing arts, an art community, and hospital are all within easy access.
The two car garage and paved driveway with turn around area has at least 5 parking spaces including the garage.


The home has hardwood and tile floors throughout, an eat in kitchen with granite counters and new appliances, a formal dining room, and a large living room with wood burning fireplace. The four bedrooms including the first floor master are all good sizes.

The newly added first floor master suite also has a separate entry to the wheel chair ramp and a disability equipped master bath. 

 There is a cable connection in the first floor master suite.A huge double closet completes this 20 x 22 foot suite. Extra wide doorways allow easy access for a wheelchair if needed. There is cable access on all levels of the home.


On the upper floor there are three more bedrooms including a second floor master with bath and shared full bath for the other two bedrooms. 
Immense storage areas are on all levels of the home.










 All bedrooms have ample closet space. In addition there is a cedar lined storage closet and a double wide linen closet on this floor.







The kitchen features new appliances, (dishwasher, double oven/range with hood, refrigerator with bottom freezer and ice maker)including granite counters and tiled backsplash. The formal dining room leads to two-tier deck, gazebo, and fenced  in-ground swimming pool.  




The kitchen is designed to eat in and can seat 
6 to 8 at a time. There is also a desk area with phone jack and under counter light. A separate entry to the deck is also in the kitchen.



The formal dining room is large enough to host 10 or 12 people for dinner or special occasions. It is large enough for the added buffet, china closet, linen chest and corner cabinet.  Sliding doors with screen allow access to the raised area of the upper deck. Wheel chair access is easy as the dining floor is level with the raised portion of the deck.  If it is not needed for that purpose, it is a great place for a small band to entertain outdoors or an interesting area for children to perform a play or just sit outdoors to do homework with a view of the forest and the wildlife that may visit.

The large living room features a wood burning fireplace and built in bookshelves.  Cable access is available in the living room. A large bay window floods the room with light.
The two tiered outdoor deck leads to the fenced and gated  area around the in-ground pool. 

The Gazebo has room for a table, chairs and extra pool toys. The entire pool area is fenced and gated for safety. New landscaping completes the area.

Beyond the fence is the storage shed with a ride on mower included.



The full basement family room is finished and contains a massive storage area of five double wide closets with shelving. Cable access is available in the family room. An extra refrigerator is there along with a small bar/serving area. The  utility room is just off the family room with dual oil tanks, four zone heating and hot water as well as more storage area and a work bench.  The home features hot water baseboard heating throughout.

 A stair lift chair from ground level to main level can transport an individual from the garage/ground level to the main floor. You can also send your groceries up on the stair chair and simply take them from there to the kitchen without lugging them up the few stairs. The two car garage has an auto open feature.

Wheel chair ramp gives access to main floor master suite with separate entry. It also affords easy access to the covered front porch.













Access to the ground level bathroom and laundry are very handy features for swimmers. The half bath is right inside the door from the pool.  This is easy for changing and dropping off wet clothes and towels to the laundry.

This area is also a "mud room" with ample storage for coats and beach towels. It is just off the garage so boots and rain gear can stay here to dry out.

A raised deck area with access from the sliding doors in the dining room allows wheelchair access to the upper deck.  The upper deck furniture is included along with a working gas grill.

Adding to the appeal of this home, on the ground level, is a finished office space with a separate library just beyond the office.  Both are accessible from the garage entry, the pool entry or the short 6 steps from the upper main level.

Loads of light flood the home from the many new windows. This is a perfect place to raise a family or enjoy it with an extended family for many years. An alarm system, fences, gates, and plenty of room to play in the front and side yards make this an ideal home as well as a perfectly private retreat that is only minutes away from the vibrant and active             community of Peterborough, NH.
This unique home is perfect for a family or extended family. 

All the additional features can be found by going to the MLS listing and contacting the agent,
Jim Bialowski at 603-283-1966. Maisello Better Homes and Garedens, 69A Island St., Keene,  NH

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

News from "Hire An Illustrator"



As a member of Hire an Ilustrator, an online portfolio, I am happy to have the chance to announce the release of Gunther's latest adventure.  The book is available online at Amazon, or in your local indie bookstore just by asking for the title or the ISBN number. If you want a signed copy, you can contact me via email (posted on my website contact page) and I will send you a copy for the current list price which includes postage to your home from my studio.

The book is geared to Pre School and Kindergarten levels, but is a treat for any age.

Tuesday, March 29, 2016


Gunther's newest adventure is now available on Amazon and in any and all bookstores by asking for the title, or giving the ISBN number. ISBN-13: 978-1499600513


Once Gunther hears the whale song of danger he first gets permission from his mom to go investigate.


Once she agrees, he is off on his excellent adventure. But first
he needs to find his swim fins from his last trip out to sea.


Following along are many fish all of whom are also curious to see what caused so much trouble.
The whale song can be heard for miles and it says, "Danger, Danger, Danger1"

Gunther's old friend, "Big Blue," the largest of the blue whale family is calling for help.





Even with the best intentions, Gunther finds himself unable to complete the task for Big Blue and must fight a storm at sea and hope for some help from below the tossing waves.


Because it is Gunther's adventure, I won't tell you any more, but hope you will decide to find the book and read it for yourself.  You have to know that if Gunther the Underwater elephant is involved there will certainly be a happy ending.