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John Kokas

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MegaMillions award to the WW&F
« on: January 14, 2023, 08:19:23 AM »
(If only it was true  :-\)

Unknown to many, someone bought the winning Mega Millions ticket for the WW&F.  Upon hearing the news Dave gathered the BOD and secured the votes to immediately hire real estate specialists and attorneys to help with the huge task of re-obtaining original ROW's not currently held by the museum or its associates.

Jason is scrambling to find personnel to hire full-time as the board has committed to rebuilding the entire line as well as a whole new fleet or locomotives and rolling stock.  Mike Fox has been appointed Construction Manager for the expansion of the line and is already gathering the required personnel and contacts to get the required Environmental and Construction permits in place for a 2024 kickoff of new construction.  Steve P. has already made contact and has set up meetings with Wiscasset town officials to obtain land from the town in order to build a new station for the WW&F on the site of the old Maine Central Wiscasset station.

Stay tuned folks as things are going to move rapidly.  If you are interested in a full time position, please leave a message on the museum's voicemail and the appropriate person shall contact you shortly.  For the volunteers, the BOD has directed to expand the work-weekends to four per year due to amount of work that will be available.  Dates have yet to be established.
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Re: MegaMillions award to the WW&F
« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2023, 08:37:21 AM »
Actually, according to his Facebook post this morning, Mike Fox was one of the winners of the Jackpot!

Unfortunately, unless we're building a Subway (sub), $5 isn't going to get us to Wiscasset.
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Re: MegaMillions award to the WW&F
« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2023, 08:40:53 AM »
though a Subway shop on the WW&F Alna Campus would be nice, helpful for families as well. ;D
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Re: MegaMillions award to the WW&F
« Reply #3 on: January 14, 2023, 09:44:45 AM »
Would Fred be making the subs? 8)

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Re: MegaMillions award to the WW&F
« Reply #4 on: January 14, 2023, 09:58:11 AM »
Instead of "Subway Subs", I think "Fred's Subs" would do just fine!  8)

Keep this in mind ....
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To get started, a Subway franchise costs $15,000 for the franchise fee (in the USA and Canada). The total investment is estimated between $116,000-$263,000 in the USA and $102,000-$234,000 in Canada. Subway franchisees pay 12.5% every week (8% royalties, 4.5% advertising). Total Investment $105,800 - $393,600.

https://www.franchise.com › franchise › Subway


 :o  ::)
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Re: MegaMillions award to the WW&F
« Reply #5 on: January 14, 2023, 03:46:43 PM »
Not to debate the quality of subs but "Jersey Mike's" has better subs and franchise deals.  But when I'm on the go, I can always count on a good Wawa sub.  (Not available in New England - yet !)
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Re: MegaMillions award to the WW&F
« Reply #6 on: January 14, 2023, 05:54:05 PM »
I agree with John........WAWA rules!

But at least Jersey Mike's isn't a bad next choice.

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Re: MegaMillions award to the WW&F
« Reply #7 on: January 14, 2023, 06:00:49 PM »
The age-old sandwich debate! Currently Jersey Mike's is better, by virtue of that old adage, "A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush." We have a Jersey Mike's in Brunswick (and soon one in Topsham, too!) Whereas we currently have no Wawa within reasonable driving distance.

Both better than Sheetz, anyway...

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Re: MegaMillions award to the WW&F
« Reply #8 on: January 14, 2023, 06:18:30 PM »
i do like Jersey Mike's better, though I can't say anything on Wawa's. I've haven't been to one yet. Also the Subway joke was meant in jest
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Re: MegaMillions award to the WW&F
« Reply #9 on: January 14, 2023, 09:28:19 PM »


Too late..spent all my winnings already
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Re: MegaMillions award to the WW&F
« Reply #10 on: January 14, 2023, 10:37:23 PM »
Mike,

Once you get a Wawa you'll never go back to Duncan Donuts .......  Better than Starbucks coffee and a lot cheaper.
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Re: MegaMillions award to the WW&F
« Reply #11 on: January 15, 2023, 12:10:45 AM »
the Subway joke was meant in jest

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I can't believe I am contemplating splitting a discussion thread in "Whimsical Weirdness and Foolery" due to MASSIVE topic drift from winning the MegaMillions to who makes the best sub.
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Re: MegaMillions award to the WW&F
« Reply #12 on: January 15, 2023, 01:49:35 AM »
Well I will not debate who's is better - that is personal taste.
Jersey Mikes started at the Shore the same time & next town over from where we spent
vacation in 50's -- never got there though.

Here in MN J.M. cost more and does not have the volume of filling as Subway.
J.M cuts their meat in front of you though.

Our coffee preference is Ruby's Roost in Victoria,MN- the BEST bake goods and friendliest people.
Problem is there is only 1 in MN and  1 in Spearfish SD. (not a franchise).


I too have won the lottery - but never as much as Mike  :D


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Re: MegaMillions award to the WW&F
« Reply #13 on: January 15, 2023, 08:25:39 AM »
Readers note to Moderator:

Decisions,  decisions .......................... ;D ;D ;D
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Re: MegaMillions award to the WW&F
« Reply #14 on: January 15, 2023, 09:35:50 AM »
According to the news, someone in Maine won the Megamillions.

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