Monthly Archives: January 2011

Mercury and Venus in the morning

If you happen to be up as astronomical twilight begins at 5:30 AM you can catch Mercury rising before the sunrise at 7:14AM. 6:30AM might be a good time to see it. Finding bright Venus is easy. Then go left and down to find Mercury.

Fun Fact: Joey down in St Croix doesn’t have to go as far left. If he was on the equator Mercury would be straight below Venus.

Quote of the Week From Greg Bover

January 6, 2011

I would not belong to any club that would have me as a member.

Julius Henry “Groucho” Marx (1890-1977)

Groucho’s comedy career spanned vaudeville, radio, film and later television. He made 26 movies, half of them with his brothers, Harpo, Chico, Gummo, and Zeppo. Self deprecating and self-taught, he was a voracious reader who said his greatest achievement was to have one of his books listed as a cultural treasure by the Library of Congress. His many witticisms range from the sublime to the ridiculous, often within a single quote: “Outside of a dog, man’s best friend is a book. Inside of a dog, it’s too dark to read.”

Greg Bover

Did you Know?

That Mount Adnah, formerly known as Jakes Hill, consists of 5.12 acres, which were purchased by Annisquam Village members as a burial ground in 1848?  The first person interred was David Lane, who died in 1848.  The name Adnah was selected because the Hebrew translation means “rest or testimony eternal”.  The cemetery was incorporated in 1860, and in 1890 the Annisquam & Bay View Civil War Monument was dedicated to the Bay View and Annisquam men who served in the Civil War from 1861-1865.  Nine men from Bay View and Annisquam lost their lives in the Civil War, and their names are inscribed on the monument.  Over the past 155 years, this beautiful location has been improved with walls, shrubs, monuments, tombs, pathways and trees into one of the more unique cemeteries in all of New England.  Persons buried at Mount Adnah represent a diverse cross-section of the Annisquam/Bay View population.  I’ve walked through this cemetery on a number of occasions, and it is a very unique one.  My first time there I encountered three turkeys. Beyond the stones in the photo above is a view of Lobster Cove.

E.J. Lefavour

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