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Dave McCullough

Fall is my most favorite time of year for outside projects.  Great sleeping temperatures at night and great working temperatures during the day.  Then if your time permits you can take a ride in the country and see the beautiful colors as the trees prepare to drop their leaves.  This week we will be pulling out the dock in Big Lake.  A nice time for swimming!!  The float boat and Grand Lake Canoe are happily stored away.  If you are not someone that enjoys winter and ice fishing just remember, summer in Grand Lake Stream will come again in 2014.  

This past Friday Nolan and I made 4 gallons of fresh cider.  A neighbor offered us the grinder the cider press and apples!  How could a person go wrong?  Very delicious

Here are some of the upcoming activities this week.

Great Maine Outdoor Weekend – Paddle on Big Musquash.

Sunday, September 29, 2013 - 10:00 AM Big Musquash Milford Rd, Grand Lake Stream

The Downeast Lakes Land Trust is pleased to support the Great Maine Outdoor Weekend with a paddle on Big Musquash. Encounter marsh birds, learn about the geology of the area, and indulge in the fall foliage from the unique vantage point of a kayak or canoe. Pack a lunch, and join friends and family for a picnic after the paddle.

No canoe or kayak, but you would still like to paddle?  Contact the Downeast Lakes Land Trust and arrange to borrow one!

History & Heritage Book Discussion: “Backtrack” by V. Paul Reynolds

Thursday, September 26, 2013 - 6:30 PM Grand Lake Stream Historical Society Museum, Milford Road, Grand Lake Stream

The Downeast Lakes Land Trust and the Grand Lake Stream Historical Society is pleased to welcome, V Paul Reynolds for a discussion of his newest book Backtrack. 

GLS ATV Club Activities in September:

There is a Club ride Saturday, September 28 from Grand Lake Stream to Waite General Store.  On Sunday, September 29 a land owner’s appreciation dinner will be held at Leen’s Lodge. 

There will be a meeting on September 30, 2013 at 7:00 pm to discuss postal service to Grand Lake Stream. Meeting to be held at the town hall.

History & Heritage Book Discussion: “Tales from Misery Ridge” by Paul J. Fournier

Thursday, October 17, 2013 - 6:30 PM Grand Lake Stream Historical Society, Grand Lake Stream

The Downeast Lakes Land Trust and the Grand Lake Stream Historical Society are pleased to host a discussion of Paul J. Fournier’s first book, Tales from Misery Ridge, One man’s adventures in the great outdoors.

Paul J. Fournier has been a registered Maine Guide, bush pilot, sporting camp owner, nature photographer, videographer, television producer and a longtime official with the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife. Tales from Misery Ridge, one man’s adventures in the great outdoors details his experiences and adventures in Maine’s Great North Woods and beyond.

Readers will soar with him on his first solo flight in a Piper Cub, see how a master builder makes Fournier’s dream canoe a reality, meet brave flying Maine Wardens on rescue calls, net some spectacularly large salmon, and take part in an historic mission to transplant caribou from Newfoundland to Maine. Tales from Misery Ridge is a collection of those and other stories from a special time — and place.

Your humble correspondent, Dave McCullough dmccull1@maine.rr.com  or  207-839-4205