Historic Characters

Fairhaven Village Green Mural
The painters and the painted, in front of the Fairhaven Village Green mural.

The painters and the painted came down to Fairhaven on Sunday morning, April 26 to have their portrait made with the Fairhaven Village Green Mural.

Lanny Little originally painted the mural some 13 years ago, then refreshed and updated it in the summer of 2013. In the process he added eleven people who have played a role in modern Fairhaven over the last four decades or so.

Longtime “Mr. Fairhaven” and proprietor of the Fairhaven.com website, aka John Servais, invited all the people who had been painted into the mural, as well as those who helped Lanny with the painting in 2013, to come to the Village Green for a dedication and group portrait during Dirty Dan Day on April 27. This photo is the result.

Here are the people in the photo, from left to right …

  • Lorna Libert – an artist who assisted with the renovation
  • Richard Bulman – an artist who was Lanny’s prime assistant with the renovation
  • Janice Landin – assisted on the renovation
  • Lanny Little – and he is with one of the dogs he painted into one of the windows
  • Nick Payne – assisted with mural renovation
  • Pat Schelling – assisted with mural renovation
  • Jim Rich, aka Dirty Dan Harris – shown in an upper building window above present Tony’s
  • Brian Griffin – shown on curb at corner – led Village Green project
  • Rosamonde Van Miert – on sidewalk next to Brian – Fairhaven historian – wrote definitive book on Fairhaven Hotel
  • Penny Tillson – in purple on sidewalk – Fairhaven historian, Fairhaven Gazette publisher, writes building descriptions for brochure
  • Anna Williams – in window above Tony’s – built Ski to Sea festival into major event and benefitted association greatly over the years
  • Barbara and Ken Imus – in Ford driving through intersection – she inspired him to buy first building – he saved our historic buildings
  • Susan Scott – in window above Brian and group – she won raffle of tickets for renovating mural
  • Dee Robinson – she and Chuck are crossing street with books – co-owner of Village Books, our anchor store started in 1980
  • Gordon Tweit – large image on mural – Fairhaven historian and beloved by all in community
  • Tony Campbell – on far corner with white coffee cup -founder of Tony’s Coffee & Teas in 1971
  • Ron Pattern – on motorcycle on far right – Lanny selected him for mural composition reasons – no connection to Fairhaven

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More details, and a few behind the scenes photos, on Fairhaven.com.

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