Grand Lake Stream

Dave McCullough

The Folk Art Festival was another fine show with great music, informative displays, varied food and unique vendors. Congratulations to the Shamel Family and all the many helpers!!

The last Wednesday Evening Community Pot Luck Dinner was held on a beach in Farm Cove. As always fine food, great company topped off with beautiful weather and a pontoon boat ride on West Grand Lake. Remember all are invited to participate as this ongoing Wednesday evening event weather permitting. Bring a food dish to contribute to the table. Contact Andrea Swift, Nancy Cornwall or myself for locations and further details.

This coming Wednesday the Community Pot Luck dinner will be held at the home of Bruce and Gwen Dubey, 1117 Spooner Family Drive just past the Amazon Road on the right headed east. As always gather at 5:00 for a great meal and companionship overlooking Big Lake. You can get there by ATV or auto. ATV’ers should take the trail to the Amazon Road then intersect with the Milford road and then head east a short distance to the Spooner Family Drive.

If you are holding special events or have guests at your home please send the info to me and it will be published in the column. Your info is archived as is every edition of the Calais Advertiser and will be part of the area history. Sharing information about what you are doing this summer is a great way to build community togetherness!

Downeast Lakes Land Trust thanks all friends and supporters for attending the annual picnic and benefit auction.

Serious Skills for Boys & Girls, on Thursday, August 4 – Introduction to Forestry - Want to have the forest for an office?  Learn what it takes to become a professional forester and get some hands-on training and practice in the woods!

Explorations and Adventures, on Tuesday, August 9 – Owls of Maine - DLLT welcomes the Chewonki Foundation, as they present “Owls of Maine.”  Learn all about these fascinating birds of prey and meet live owls!  Starts at 10 am.

On Wednesday, August 10th, Downeast Lakes Land Trust is pleased to be hosting a “Medicinal Plant Walk and Workshop.”  Amy Zipperer will lead a plant identification walk around Grand Lake Stream, discussing various medicinal properties and uses of common plants native to the Downeast Lakes region.  Following the walk, participants will learn how to make their own finished products and will create a sample to take home.  Meet at the Grand Lake Stream School Building at 5 pm.  A resident of Eastport, Amy is a Registered Nurse and the owner of Dogwood Herbs, crafting and selling products like lip balm, skin cream, and infused oils locally in Washington County.  For more information, please contact Downeast Lakes Land Trust at (207) 796 – 2100 or email

The weekend of August 13 and 14 will be an exciting one in the town of Grand Lake Stream.  Downeast Lakes Land Trust is pleased to be hosting two outdoor races that are sure to bring fun and excitement to the Downeast Lakes region.

On Saturday, August 13th, DLLT is proud to host Baxter Outdoors for the third annual Downeast Lakes 5-Miler. In this scenic lakeside trail run, racers will run the length of Little Mayberry Cove on a wooded single track hiking trail and will return on a wider motorized vehicle trail. The total length of the course is 5.1 miles.  Grand Lake Lodge is sponsoring the race and proceeds will benefit Teens To Trails.  To pre-register,

On Sunday, August 14th, DLLT is excited to hold the 12th Annual West Grand Lake Race.  All non-motorized water craft are welcome to participate in recreational and competitive distances of 4, 6, and 12 miles.  An additional “kids race” is always a fan-favorite!  All paddlers receive a t-shirt and a cookout lunch, sponsored by Grand Lake Lodge, after the race.  For more information on these events, please visit or call (207) 796 – 2100.

Just a quick note to let you know that registration materials for the 2016 Becoming an Outdoors Woman Introductory Skills Weekend are now available!

The workshop is scheduled for September 23-25, 2016 at the U Maine 4-H Camp & Learning Center at Bryant Pond.  Registration materials are now available online!

This workshop is designed to provide opportunity for women who are 18 or older to gain or improve skills in hunting, fishing and outdoor recreation in a safe and comfortable environment.  We are so pleased to be partnered with the folks at Bryant Pond and hope to see you in September!


If you would like a copy of the registration materials mailed to you, or if you have any questions, please feel free to email me or call (207) 215-0292.