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Dave McCullough

 

Sally and Art have invited us to their camp on Bonnie Brook Road for this Wednesday Pot Luck Community dinner. We will meet there around five. Hot dogs will be provided so bring something to share and your favorite beverage. Directions: 624 Bonney Brook Road. 3 miles on the left once you turn onto Bonney Brook. Questions, give them a call, 796-2741 or call me if I can help further.  Andrea  796-5007. This location on the East Side of West Grand has such beautiful  scenery. Come and enjoy the company and good food.

There are several dozen reasons to enjoy living in Grand Lake Stream, and meeting new families is one of my favorites.  Such was the case this past Saturday when Jenifer and I chose to go out to eat for a change of pace and decided to go to Leen’s Lodge. Upon arrival we met Kris, Scott,  Kyle and Abby Weeks who are the new owners of the Lodge.  We chatted for a bit and discovered they were from Lancaster County in Pennsylvania.  Scott has worked in the pharmaceutical industry for the past 26 years and is realizing his dream of owning a sporting camp.  Kris has a background in hospitality and loves outdoor activities and connecting with people.  Daughter Abby is a sophomore at Veritas Academy and loves to cook as well as water sports and the outdoors.  Her brother Kyle is an 8th grader, loves music and electronics and water and snow skiing.  The dining room was as cozy as ever and we discovered some of our neighbors, the Grays and McGrafts,  were there to partake of the evening’s special menu.  A special vegetable salad and shrimp linguini caused many “sighs and ahs” around the hall and I discovered  Abby had helped create some of the recipes.  I told her she better consider cooking  school after graduation with her creations and delightful smiles!  Our evening out was certainly worth it. Have you met the Weeks’ yet? Take the time before the fall catches up with you. The visit is well worth it!

Better watch out for all those rocks that have been “growing” this past summer.  The lakes are really low and many boaters have mentioned seeing rocks that were so close to the surface.

On September 1 the Land Trust is pleased to welcome back “From Away Downeast,” leading performers of historical and traditional music in Downeast Maine.  For their “Maine Woods – Maine Waters” performance, you’ll hear songs of working in the woods, driving logs down flooded rivers, watching the coastline, harvesting the fish of Maine’s waters and sailing to far away places. Suggested donation is $5 per person. All proceeds from the show will benefit the Grand Lake Stream Historical Society.  The performance will begin at 6 p.m. in the Grand Lake Stream School Building. FMI (207) 796 – 2100, or email cbrown@downeastlakes.org.

There will be a temporary road closing on Fourth Lake Road this week from Wednesday to Thursday (Aug. 30-31), to install a small bridge at Scott Brook.  A detour will be in place using Little River Road and Third Lake Ridge Road.  This stream crossing will greatly improve public access and road conditions in the Downeast Lakes Community Forest.  If anyone has any questions about the road work, please contact DLLT at (207) 796 – 2100, or email info@downeastlakes.org.

A reminder that the Springfield Fair is Sept 1-4. 

Dave McCullough.  Dmccull1@maine.rr.com or 207-839-4205 or 796-2286.