Grand Lake Stream

Town News

Dave McCullough

Finally spring is here! Better late than never as the saying goes. Around the dinner table we are hearing talk of the float for the July 4th parade and stories of floats in the past. Memories surfaced regarding last year when the 4th was such a hot day and Uncle Sean was in the bear costume and almost cooked!! From now thru late fall there will be lots of activities planned by different organizations in town.

GLS Historical Society has their annual Fishermen’s breakfast this Saturday, May 17 from 7:00-10:00 a.m. Everyone is welcome - with or without waders! There is a special raffle going on for the Rose Fish Print and only 60 tickets are to be sold.  This is your chance to win a valuable print for only $10. Other raffles include a fleece blanket made and donated by Patti Weeks, a walking stick by Al Carver and an American bracelet donated by Nancy Betz.. There will also be a 50/50 raffle. Come join us and bring your appetite for a scrumptious breakfast!

Seasonal residences are returning and speak of how much they continue to enjoy the pizza and food at the Pine Tree Store. Starting Memorial Day Week the store will expand the open hours to reflect the usual summer hours. It is fun to share Ice Cream on the deck in the evening with friends!

The Community of Grand Lake Stream is cordially invited to a Coffee in honor of Mark Berry who will be leaving the Downeast Lakes Land Trust on June 6th  after serving as Executive Director for eight years.  It will be held on May 27 from 8 A.M. to 10 A.M. at the Schoolhouse.

The latest news from the Land Trust

The Downeast Lakes Land Trust (DLLT) is pleased to offer a new Hiking Trails Map of the Farm Cove Community Forest. These maps are available free of charge at the Pine Tree Store in Grand Lake Stream as well as at numerous camps, lodges and inns in the region. Highlighting hiking and canoe trails on Pocumcus, Wabassus and West Grand Lakes, the DLLT’s trails offer mossy stands of hemlock, quiet hardwood groves and stunning lake views. Hikers and paddlers can expect to hear vireos, thrushes, warblers and loons and see signs of moose, bear and beavers as they explore forests and lakes, protected for people, forever.

Here is a note from Andrea Swift. 

Hi Everyone, Time for our Spring get together at Leens. The date is Wednesday, May 28th, 6:00 for drinks and appetizers, dinner at 7:00.  Charles is planning the menu so it will be a surprise. Your choice will be either the vegetarian option or the meat option.  Bring your beverage of choice. There is a cost. There will be a sign up sheet at the store by the end of the week or you can e-mail me back or give me a call.  Let me know your dinner choice.

Any questions, call me at 798-5007 or Sue at 796-0008. PS.  Our original date was the 29th but we had to  change because of a conflict, we are now on the calendar for the 28th. Sorry for any confusion.

Have a joy filled week with the sun and warm temperatures!! Your Humble Correspondent, Dave McCullough 207-839-4205 or