Linda Baniszeski



Greetings from Meddybemps! One can hardly believe that March begins on Friday. It has been a bit warmer during the day lately, lulling many of us into a false sense that spring can’t be too far behind.  If I’ve learned anything about living in Maine full time over the past 5-1/2 years, it is that spring doesn’t “really” arrive to stay until sometime in May.  Then again, it never hurts to hope for an early one.

It was great fun to see Pete Trouant’s photos from Winterfest and the eagle near his home in last week’s Meddybemps News in the “Calais Advertiser.”  He’s a good photographer and involved community member for many worthwhile initiatives.

An eagle is in one of the nesting boxes near the intersection of Charlotte Road and Route 1.  Barry and I saw its white head peaking out when we passed by the nesting area on our way to Calais last Sunday.  There have been a number of eagle sightings around Meddybemps.  They seem to be on the move lately.

Happy Birthday greetings to Ingrid (Bloomhardt) Hews on February 26. She is a life long seasonal resident.  She resides in Portland, Maine when she and husband Charlie and their extended family aren’t at their camps around the lake during warmer months. 

Buzzy Seavey and his grandchildren were ice fishing on the lake during a cold clear day last week.  The grands seemed to also enjoy riding the snowsled on the frozen surface.

Meg Teele Rothberg, her daughter and son-in-law Amy and Adam Salamon, and Meg’s golden retriever, Casey, remained in Meddybemps awhile longer after Winterfest.  Casey was rescued by Meg.  She recently came to live with the Rothbergs whose beloved golden, Callie, passed away last spring.  It is heartwarming to know the joy Casey has brought to Meg, and that this dear K9 waif has a great home after the abusive one she came from.  She must think, “what a life! a loving home in New Jersey and a seasonal one on a beautiful island in a gorgeous Maine lake.”  Casey has some adjusting to do in her new, safe home, and Meg is willing to invest the time and love to make her into a secure forever member of their family. Meg’s bichon, Sergio, is happy to have a new pal in the house. Everyone can expect to be greeted by them when arriving at Teele Island throughout the summer.

It’s that quiet time of the year, and not much is going on.  Please send your news to the above e-mail address or phone 454-3719.

“Under the snow ... blossoms a daring spring” ~ Terri Guillemets