Grand Lake Stream

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Dave McCullough

Saturday’s snow storm hit the national news! It was reported on Fox News that the town that reported the most snowfall on the eastern coast was Princeton, Maine at 21 inches. Nolan and his Dad had the experience of driving thru the storm as they came up Route 9 with their friends to ice fish at Grand Lake Stream.  While fishing on Monday they reported that the fishing was good. The salmon were very healthy looking as were the togue. The snowmobiling was good with lots of powdery snow. The snow was compacting with the wind which helped as they crossed the lake. 

Speaking of great memories the Valentine’s dinner and dance was a success with 30 in attendance.  Food enough to feed half of Washington County and all deliciously prepared was the comment! Special recognition was given to Kenny and Karen Sprague on the approach of their 50th anniversary on February 29th. Congratulations Kenny and Karen! Long stem roses were presented to Marion Staples and Pat Takach in recognition of their many years in Grand Lake Stream.

On Friday, February 20, 2014 there is a planned snowmobile trip to Jack’s for lunch. Folks will gather at the dam at 10:00 am.  With all this fresh snow it should be a great trip.  For any additional details contact Andrea Swift. The clubhouse is open every Saturday and Sunday from 10 to 2 thru the end of March.

Just a reminder that the Pine Tree Store is open daily from 10 to 6, seven days a week. They have plenty of gas, food and fishing supplies.

The Downeast Lakes Land Trust has the following activities planned for this week.

Passamaquoddy Stories Echoing Across the Lake with Donald Soctomah

Thursday, February 20, 2014 - 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM, Town Building, Water St, Grand Lake Stream.

Join the Downeast Lakes Land Trust in welcoming local author and the Director of the Tribal Historic Preservation Office, Donald Soctomah for an evening that explores the roots of human history in the Downeast region. Mr. Soctomah was the tribe’s legislative representative to the State of Maine from 1998 to 2002 and 2006 to 2010. With words that echo across the lakes from time immemorial, Mr. Soctomah will share legends and stories about the special places in the Grand Lake Stream area.

Your Humble Correspondent, Dave McCullough.  207-839-4205 or dmccull1@maine.rr.com.