Bil and Susie Mosca moved to Maine 40 years ago from New Haven, CT., after a bank robbery and shoot out with sub-machine guns on the diagonal corner from their apartment. As a young couple, they met and married in ten months. He had been working on a Master's Degree in Children's Literature, while she completed her BS in Education. A feature in Yankee magazine -- House for Sale grabbed their attention. An 1805 mansard roof mansion in the Western Maine Mountains complete with a wraparound porch became home. They had been looking to buy a business so they could work together, and this had all the potential. After 20 years of running a full service country inn, they decided to find new Innkeepers in a novel fashion. Since it was their "baby", they wanted to find someone who would love the place as much as they did, so Bil came up with the idea of the Center Lovell Inn Essay contest. Before the Internet, the contest went worldwide after an appearance on the Phil Donohue show, and an article in PEOPLE magazine. This is an adventure from moving to Maine, to achieving the plan, by Passing Along A Dream to a new Innkeeper who has been running the Inn for the past 20 years and now to retire, looking to pass along the Inn to new owners who will keep the dream going.
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Passing Along A Dream - The Story Behind the Center Lovell Inn Essay Contest
by Bil Mosca
“Passing Along A Dream” is the true story behind the first Center Lovell Inn Essay Contest. Bil and Susie Mosca spent twenty years at the Inn and then began the search for a new innkeeper through a unique essay contest. The winning essay and a sampling of the entries are included. The winner and current innkeeper, Janice Sage tells of her dream and how fate stepped in and brought her to Maine.
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