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Archive for August 23, 2017


I go to a lot of charming towns. They are resurrected from the throes of irrelevance by aggressive downtown restorations. And then there are wannabes. That would be Dover. It’s a town that wants to get better. It’s a mix of shops, most of which are irrelevant. It’s an old historic city with a seat of government and plenty of history. It’s just that no one seems to care or to want to be there. The loud music attracted us. We were there for an art exhibit at the museum. The band played to a listless crowd. There was a long line at the beer booth. Everyone else … well, you can see, even the vendors were unenthusiastic. Nice idea, not quite charming when you have few businesses or consumers.