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Brushton / Malone Rt 11 Twist n Shake
Board: State: New York
Aug 23, 2018 2:44pm
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I'm looking for Hooker's Twist-N-Shake on Rt. 11.
When I Google the name it maps it to what looks like a farm.
When I map it using the address it shows houses and farmland.

Is it there?
1591 State Rt. 11, Brushton, NY
another link says North Bangor, NY
either way, Google maps puts it in a field.

when I ask Google Maps for it by name, it puts it at the intersection of Rts 11 & 22, but doesn't identify it when I click "what's here"

Anyone know this place?
Is it still in business?
Is it anywhere near any of the places I mentioned?

thanks
GG
Re: Brushton / Malone Rt 11 Twist n Shake
Board: State: New York
Reply to: #964301 by Grrly Girl
Aug 23, 2018 3:20pm
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Hooker's is east of Brushton, on Hwy 11. Yes, it looks like a house, but there's a red sign out front. Google satellite view shows heavy equipment parked next door.

PS - If you're looking for another similar business that 'needs' a letterbox, I hear there's a new cafe in Brushton called Double Ds.
Re: Brushton / Malone Rt 11 Twist n Shake
Board: State: New York
Reply to: #964301 by Grrly Girl
Aug 23, 2018 5:34pm
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Soooooo, we're having ice cream?????
Re: Brushton / Malone Rt 11 Twist n Shake
Board: State: New York
Reply to: #964301 by Grrly Girl
Aug 23, 2018 5:43pm
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I'm looking for Hooker's Twist-N-Shake on Rt. 11.

...that is a very interesting name. I am surprised google maps doesn't place the pin on the street corner.

Sorry! :D
Re: Brushton / Malone Rt 11 Twist n Shake
Board: State: New York
Reply to: #964307 by MissMoon
Aug 24, 2018 2:41am
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Blur is driving, so my best guess is YES !
Re: Brushton / Malone Rt 11 Twist n Shake
Board: State: New York
Reply to: #964325 by Grrly Girl
Aug 24, 2018 7:13am
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Yea!
Re: Brushton / Malone Rt 11 Twist n Shake
Board: State: New York
Reply to: #964301 by Grrly Girl
Aug 24, 2018 9:17am
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According to Yelp the address is:

1591 State Route 11
North Bangor, NY 12966

And it says:

"Yelpers report this location has closed."

Box should still be there though. It's edge of tree line.

You get different towns on different sites...Malone, Brushton, North Bangor.
Whodunits Redux event
Board: State: New York
Aug 25, 2018 5:03pm
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What a wonderful day exploring the Wead Library in Malone! It was so much fun to solve the puzzles and hunt through the library to find a great collection of stamps! And of course nice to get together with other boxers. :-)

Maude, thank you so much for bringing this event to northern NY and for all the work you did to pull this amazing event together! It was a great day!

-Eiryn
Re: Whodunits Redux event
Board: State: New York
Reply to: #964414 by Eiryn
Aug 27, 2018 3:49am
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It was my pleasure to share the stamps and puzzles with you all. I have to share credit with the Oregon folks who inspired the Whodunits format, and with the Ohio folks who included CLUE in one of their events, and Reluctant Traveler, whose ideas are always clever, not to mention the folks who helped us get all the stamps carved. It was fun for me to meet new boxers, and to watch my granddaughter Bananas discover her boxing self. Aunt Agatha and I are tickled to pieces.
Lost letterboxing bag! Can you help?
Board: State: New York
Sep 22, 2018 8:06am
I was letterboxing in Kenoza Lake, NY near the Stone Arch Bridge on August 30th. I was amazed with the scenery and took some time to take some pictures. I thought the bag was put in the car before we left but it is nowhere to be found.

It is a dark green canvas bag, with a single shoulder strap. It has all my stamps used for logging in as well as my logbook which has all my stamp impressions from May of 2016. I can replace most things but I am so distraut over losing the logbook.

I think if it was left anywhere it would have been in the area between the stone bridge and the the highway bridge. If anyone has found it, or has heard of it being found, please email me at avw1190@yahoo.com

I would be most grateful! Thank you!

Mini Mouse and the Fish Master
Restored Skaneateles Box
Board: State: New York
Sep 23, 2018 5:00pm
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The box hidden for years at the Skaneateles Conservation Area was in extremely bad shape so I took it home and repackaged it. I don't think the owner is active anymore (too bad!). Took me a while to get it back but it's there now! If you haven't found it yet, perhaps it's because it doesn't seem to come up when you do a geographic search even though it's listed as being in Skan. Anyway, here is the link:

https://www.atlasquest.com/showinfo.html?boxId=78392
Re: Restored Skaneateles Box
Board: State: New York
Reply to: #965772 by detective
Sep 23, 2018 5:30pm
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I did a 'simple search' and it came up.

"Skaneateles - 15 miles"

It should come up in other town searches depending on how many miles they do.

MM
Re: Restored Skaneateles Box
Board: State: New York
Reply to: #965773 by MissMoon
Sep 26, 2018 9:59am
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Weird! I have never been able to get it to appear and I regularly do Simple Search, Skaneateles, 15 miles. Just did it now and it did not appear. I only knew it existed via WOM and had to type “Skaneateles” into the box name line to find it. The search reported boxes in Syracuse, Spafford, Auburn, etc, so it should have picked it up.
Re: Restored Skaneateles Box
Board: State: New York
Reply to: #965915 by detective
Sep 26, 2018 11:45am
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It came up for me also. Are you sure you don't have the Box blocked or have some other restrictions set on your searches?
Re: Restored Skaneateles Box
Board: State: New York
Reply to: #965915 by detective
Sep 26, 2018 2:04pm
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I think Janila is right. It has something to do with your settings, either in searching or boxes in general? But I have no idea what it would be. Maybe go through your settings and see what you have.

Filter thresholds maybe? But honestly I don't know.

It's had a lot of finders so I can't see it being some kind of restriction set by the planter. Though one never knows.

If you really want to find out and can't, maybe ask Ryan. He might be able to see something you can't.

But it's good of you to rescue it!
Boxtoberfest 2018
Board: State: New York
Oct 7, 2018 12:21pm
Many thanks to Lotus & Celtic Cat for a wonderful box-filled weekend at Boxtoberfest 2018!! Look forward to next year!!!
WINTER IS COMING
Board: State: New York
Dec 3, 2018 5:57am
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The Weather is going to be perfect for the Winter Blahs Event this year so consider taking a break from your holiday shopping and come do some Boxing!

We have something like 26 boxes for this one-day event two will be available for one day only.

and dare I say it *whispers there is no snow in the forecast

And I can guarantee that the Post Blahs let down has the best hot chocolate in all of Westeros

Cheers!
Mtn Girl
AKA Mushroom
Re: WINTER IS COMING
Board: State: New York
Reply to: #969006 by Mtn Girl
Dec 3, 2018 11:32am
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Best of luck with your event! I wanted to come, in fact, I even signed up for it but then when I realized how many Christmas activities take place this weekend, I had to un-sign up. :-(
Re: WINTER IS COMING
Board: State: New York
Reply to: #969006 by Mtn Girl
Dec 3, 2018 2:37pm
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I'm so disappointed that I'm not going to be able to come. I even watched the 1st season over the summer in preparation.

I hope that you have a wonderful weekend!
Erin
Re: WINTER IS COMING
Board: State: New York
Reply to: #969006 by Mtn Girl
Dec 6, 2018 5:23pm
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Anyone pick a spot for Friday night dinner to thaw out early arrivers?

Banjoman
Re: WINTER IS COMING
Board: State: New York
Reply to: #969029 by Eiryn
Dec 7, 2018 10:00am
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You will be missed!

I never seem to get to SS either! we are like ships in the night on a dark and stormy sea......
Re: WINTER IS COMING
Board: State: New York
Reply to: #969148 by BanjoMan
Dec 7, 2018 10:03am
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There are tons of awesome restaurants in the mid-Hudson what are in in the mood for? where are you staying tonight?
Re: WINTER IS COMING
Board: State: New York
Reply to: #969158 by Mtn Girl
Dec 7, 2018 2:35pm
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We are staying in Athens Fri and are at Crossroads Brewery now.
Darn and Drat
Board: State: New York
Dec 8, 2018 12:54pm
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My last active box in Manhattan has gone to Letterboxing Heaven. Since moving to Westchester I stopped planting down there. It lasted so long for an urban plant under a mailbox. And they actually got down and looked underneath. So. I am officially sad. :(

https://www.atlasquest.com/showinfo.php?boxId=205835
Re: Darn and Drat
Board: State: New York
Reply to: #969193 by MissMoon
Dec 8, 2018 2:10pm
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Well that bites. I was very excited when I finally got that one this summer.
Re: Darn and Drat
Board: State: New York
Reply to: #969193 by MissMoon
Dec 8, 2018 4:02pm
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Wow! We just found it less than a month ago. That's a shame!
Re: Darn and Drat
Board: State: New York
Reply to: #969193 by MissMoon
Dec 8, 2018 4:43pm
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Awww....So sorry! I really liked that box and learning all about it! Thank you for planting!
Re: Darn and Drat
Board: State: New York
Reply to: #969194 by SherlockMiles
Dec 13, 2018 5:37pm
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Rumor has it that it may still live.
Re: Darn and Drat
Board: State: New York
Reply to: #969195 by Janila
Dec 25, 2018 8:46am
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It's official. Been found twice since reported missing. woo-hoo!!

Merry Christmas, ho, ho, ho!
Snow-finally! :)
Board: State: New York
Jan 17, 2019 6:12pm
Hi everybody!
I love letterboxing!
I love snow!
I LOVE letterboxing in the snow!

So...here is my annual shameless plug (a little late...)
PLP's Birthday Bash 5 is this Saturday (January 19, 2019). Of course all are invited! (We will not go if the storm that is predicted is bad on Saturday-gasp! but safety first!)

Also, Mom and I checked on our Snowshoe Adventure At Pineridge series and all is well for the most part (and there is even a FF Prize in one of the pouches!). There is a restriction on it (for very good reasons-please don't be upset-I do not put restrictions on lightly).

I hope you all have a fun day!
-PLP