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Dave McCullough


Hopefully by the time you read this column you will have electricity back on and realizing how much we rely on Eastern Maine Electric Cooperative. Our wi-fi was down for several days so I was unable to do a column last week.

The people of Grand Lake Stream are generous and especially so on the holidays! Thanks to the Women to Women for their support of the Woodland Food Pantry.  The Women to Women will be collecting food for the Woodland Food Pantry.  There will be boxes for donations at the Pine Tree Store and at the schoolhouse.  The boxes will be picked up for delivery on the Friday before Thanksgiving.

The Wild Game Supper was held with a nice variety of foods prepared by the great cooks of Grand Lake Stream. Here are some of the items offered on the potluck table: West Grand Lake salmon, maitake stuffed mushrooms, deviled eggs, fiddlehead stir fry, Rambo shepherd pie, alewives fish cakes, moose meat meatballs, bear stew, wild Alaskan fish chowder and sausage bread. The desserts included venison mincemeat pie, wild apple pie, wild pear and cranberry tarts, cranberry orange bread, chocolate zucchini cake, apple blueberry cake, oatmeal maple cookies, a potion made with “chaga” and homemade maple syrup. The best appetizer was the moose meatballs prepared by Sue Whitely with the meat provided by Nolan McCullough. 

When talking with son Andrew he spoke very highly of the “Monte Cristo” breakfast offered at the Pine Tree Store. It certainly is convenient to have the store open 7 to 7 on a daily basis so meals are readily available. Thanks Brinda and Les.

On Wednesday, November 15th, Downeast Lakes Land Trust welcomes Maine IF&W’s bear biologist Randy Cross for a presentation about the black bear population of Maine.  An animal of great importance to the state’s natural and cultural history, Maine has one of the largest black bear populations in the lower 48 states.  Mr. Cross will highlight ongoing studies, population health, and management techniques of black bears.  The program will begin at 6 pm in the Grand Lake Stream School Building.  For more information, please contact DLLT at (207) 796 – 2100, or email

I just read an article claiming that leaves on your lawn are a valuable fertilizer for the grass.  I have been trying to convince my wife that we should give it a try and not rake the lawns.  I’m afraid I’m losing my argument because she feels 3 plus inches of leaves surrounding our property contain more nutrients than the grass needs.

Your Humble Correspondent Dave McCullough. Can be reached at 207-712-8294 or