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IOKA News

Just saw on Twitter a offer is in for the theater .

Brew pub/ restaurant . Exeter will be loaded with suds soon!

That German beer operation up on Epping Rd seems to be moving along albeit at a snails pace.

There will of course be no parking issues .

It will all be decided on the up and up by our new hybrid zoning board/planning member probably .

The “futures so bright I gotta wear shades ”

Why after all that talk is the Franklin St project not underway?

The project slated near McDonald’s is also going nowhere right now.

The Townspeople in my view are owed updates from time to time.

Hey here is one more. The PEA facilities fellow remarked on the taking of Gilman St by saying we don’t have to maintain it anymore.

Why don’t we give PEA Water Street downtown ? We are not maintaining that at all. I asked if it would be made whole this year and got a maybe.

The Lincoln St project which has been stalled by PEA dragging feet on the Stadium well could take all Summer/Fall. So Water St could fall off the schedule, if there is one.

Mike

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lucky us

This storm is sliding North of us and the worst is over. Portsmouth too is escaping the brunt of it. We had two significant lightning cracks here on Locust Ave right over head. One sparked the crown of  a  tree across the street briefly but  the rain took care of that.

Bailey is hoarse from answering the thunder.

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I am posting this photo today as a reminder that the effort continues to secure this anchor for Downtown.

Why not try another  round of public fundraising?

I’m in.

Did you all hear about film? Movie theaters and drive-ins ( nope just us, no one in the trunk) will be out of business very soon, end of this year, unless they buy digital projectors. The Screening Room in Newburyport has a campaign underway to replace the reel projector. Films now will be circulated to theaters  in a hard drive format. Oh you could still show the Stooges, but first run films would be out.A theater the size of the IOKA might require a digital projection system costing upwards of 75K.

The leasing plans for equipment  currently available might not work out for a small venue.

It would be a very good thing for Downtown to have the theater back.

9:50pm Update  I neglected to pull down the radar image earlier, good luck to all  tonight!

Mike

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Miracle on Water Street

Let’s not go down to the wire on this initial membership drive. The Theater Group  needs 1000 members by the end of March. This number is critical to the agreement  forged with  the White Knight.If we do not respond as a Community then there is a potential walk away looming.

The prospect of someone else being so generous in the future is slim .

The time is now. Let’s seize this opportunity and reap the Community benefits which are legion.

Please use the Theater  Company web site or an envelope and send your donation this week. Fifty bucks gets you  in the door.

100.00 and your name is on the wall.

Forever.

There will be more heavy lifting after this initial membership drive. I have every confidence that  we will soon be back  munching popcorn, and enjoying a great show, right Downtown.

Doozie hopes there will be hot tamales in the  refreshment case.

Miracle on 34th street was the last film to be screened at the IOKA prior to  going dark.  Thought you might need an explanation.

It’s time, right now, to insure that this treasure continues on for generations. You should want to be a part of that.

Please commit  to this effort  now.

Let’s get this done as a Community.

Mike

Exeter Theater Company

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IOKA renovations

Someone pulled a permit for some  renovations. A cafe . Now this came from her, to him, then to me. So who is to say? Update

Gourmet Hot Dogs is the word ,a small seating area, kitchen /grill.

“Hey your all out of chopped onions”.

Mike

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