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Dave McCullough

Isn’t it wonderful to have a grandchild recognized for an outstanding award. Long time Grand Lake Stream resident Elaine Brown has been glowing with pride following the achievement award of her granddaughter Megan Connor! Here are the details.

Red Berry was a longtime Bangor Boys’ basketball coach and was a Maine Basketball Hall of Famer. The Gymnasium at Bangor High is named for him. The award is given to the senior who best lives up to the standards set by Barry for Academic and Athletic Achievement, Sportmanship, Compassion and Honesty.  Megan was nominated by her coaches and selected by a scholarship committee.

BHS three sport athlete Megan Conner was considered the “heart of our team” by Rams softball coach Don Stanhope. “She was one of those kids who was first to get to practice and the last to leave. She is one of the best people I’ve ever coached. She developed trust among her teammates with her work ethic. They all saw her working hard so they  wanted to work harder”

 Conner was a midfielder for the soccer team and scored the game-winning penalty kick in the state Class A championship game her junior year She played guard on the basketball team and started at second  and third base for the softball team.

“She is one of my all -time favorites” said Bangor girls’ soccer coach and basketball coach Joe Johnson. “ I cannot say enough good things about her. Team always came first. She was one of the most consistent midfielders I have ever coached. She is sweet and she comes from a great family”

“To win an award named after somebody who was so special to Bangor is very special to me  said Conner. She thanked her travel soccer Coach Al Tripp for his influences on her career at Bangor. She also thanked her parents who have been so supportive and she also credited her team mates and coaches at Bangor. My teammates made it fun for me . They were always there for me.

Megans’s work ethic coupled with her talent earned her the annual scholarship. Megan plans to attend Husson University and study elementary education and physical education. She will be playing soccer at Husson this fall. Congratulations Megan and the proud family!

The Community Open Meeting for the New Land will be this next Monday night the 7th at 6:00 p.m. This is open to all taxpayers of Grand Lake Stream, TWP 27 and TWP 6. The planner Noel Musson will be there to explain all that has taken place. Remember nothing happens at this meeting. It is an informational meeting and you can give input after the speaker is done.

Next week, Downeast Lakes Land Trust will be replacing a culvert at Scott Brook on Fourth Lake Road (Wabassus Road).  DLLT anticipates the road being closed from Tuesday, August 8th until Thursday, August 10th.  A detour will be in place using Little River Road and Third Lake Ridge Road for locations west of Grand Lake Stream.  If you have any questions or concerns, please contact DLLT at (207) 796-2100 or email info@downeastlakes.org.

This week’s “Serious Skills” program will be “Cordage, Rope, and Knots,” held on Thursday, August 3rd.  Next week’s “Explorations & Adventures” program will “Rocks & Minerals,” hosted by DLLT volunteer and soil scientist Bruce Dubee, held on Tuesday, August 8th.  Interested children should meet at the Grand Lake Stream School Building at 9:30 am.

On Sunday, August 6th, Downeast Lakes Land Trust is pleased to welcome back Greg Marley for a “Mushroom ID and Foraging Workshop.”  This class will help beginners identify common mushrooms, including well-known edibles, poisonous species, and useful medicinal varieties. Mr. Marley will give beginners a workshop in identification, fungus ecology, collection, preparation, and recognizing mushroom habitat.  This is largely an outdoor program. Participants should wear weather-appropriate clothing, and bring a bagged lunch.  The cost is free, but pre-registration is encouraged.  Meet at the Grand Lake Stream School Building at 9 am. For more information or to register, please contact DLLT at (207) 796 – 2100, or email cbrown@downeastlakes.org.

The picnic this week will be at Kitchen Cove Beach or better known as David Irving’s beach. Two party boats are going and will be picking up passengers at 5:00 at the town dock by the dam. Because we don’t know how many will be needing a ride, it might be helpful for those who have a boat to use it.  We don’t want to leave anybody behind. Same set up, bring chairs, utensils, plates, etc., favorite beverage and a dish to share. If you have questions, give me a call. If the lake is rough we will meet at Farm Cove Dam.

This week’s column could not be written without a CONGRATULATIONS TO THE GREAT TEAM THAT WAS RESPONSIBLE FOR THIS YEARS FOLK ARTS FESTIVAL. Certainly as an outsider it was the best I have ever seen!

Your humble correspondent, Dave McCullough 207-796-2286 or dmccull1@maine.rr.com.