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Dave McCullough

DLLT was thrilled to welcome “From Away Downeast” this past Saturday.  They played an 80 minute set of traditional “lumberjack songs,” straight from New England logging camps.  The crowd sang along on several choruses and enjoyed numerous songs that had roots in Washington County.  DLLT would like to thank “From Away Downeast” for their performance and their hard work preserving traditional folk songs of the Downeast Lakes region. In talking with some in attendance at this show it was another outstanding event sponsored by the Downeast Lakes Land Trust.

On Sunday, March 20th at 12 pm, join the Downeast Lakes Land Trust as we celebrate Sugar Maples with a traditional “backyard boil-down” in Grand Lake Stream.  Learn all about the transformation from sap to syrup and the cultural significance of this local pastime.  As the syrup finishes off outside, we will head inside the Grand Lake Stream School Building for a Pancake Brunch, putting our finished product to good use!  For more information, please contact the Downeast Lakes Land Trust at (207) 796 -2100 or email cbrown@downeastlakes.org.

Governor LePage to celebrate Maine Maple Season by Tapping a Tree on the Blaine House Lawn. The Governor’s Tree Tapping is an annual tradition to promote Maine maple syrup and highlight its contributions to Maine’s economy. Maine maple syrup producers will join Governor LePage in tapping a maple tree on the Blaine House lawn. The event also serves as a prelude to Maine Maple Sunday, which will celebrate its 33rd Anniversary on March 27. Sugarhouses throughout the state are participating in Maine Maple Sunday. For more information about Maine Maple Producers, go to: http://www.mainemapleproducers.com/

 

-Have a great week! SPRING IS ONLY 12 DAYS AWAY!!  Your Humble Correspondent Dave McCullough or dmccull1@maine.rr.com or 207-839-4205.