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2013 Lovell Old Home Days 5k Run

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The Ninth Annual Lovell OHD 5k Run is in the books! Congratulations to Silas Eastman, 18, of Chatham, NH who won for the third consecutive year with a time of 16:33 and Terry Ballou, 45, from Staten Island, won for the fourth time in five years with a time of 19:18. Both runners received a colorful vase made by Nathan Macomber, glass blower from Conway, NH.

129 runners crossed the finish line. It is always great to see family members running together and the great number of young runners who always participate. Very impressed with family friend Alfie Walker from Fryeburg! He finished 20th overall with a time of 21:39. I'm sure that in a few more years he will be running for the Fryeburg Academy cross-country team.


Next year will be the tenth year and I'm looking forward to it. A great big thank you to all of the volunteers along the course and at the finish line as well as the Oxford County Sheriff's Department and the Lovell Volunteer Fire Department.

As more pictures come in, I will post them here and on

2013 Lovell Old Home Days

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Start the weekend the right way with the Annual Kezar Trailbreakers' Chicken and Pig Roast at the Athletic Field. Serving begins at 5:30. Adults are $9 and children are $5. All proceeds from the dinner benefit the groomer fund which helps the popular snowmobile club maintain great riding in western Maine!

5k Packet Pick-up is at the Athletic Field's Gazebo on Friday night from 4:30-6:30. Last minute race registrations and packet pick-ups can be done at the Athletic Field starting at 8 am on Saturday morning. The last bus to the start leaves the field at 9:15 so be sure to arrive on time. The race starts 1t 9:45 am and the parade follows the last runner. (Slight modification on Route 5--this year runners will be on the SOUTH SIDE of Route 5 with northbound traffic still open until the start of the parade).

The Grand Marshals for this year are Al & Irene St. Germain.

DSC_0191 They will be in Rosie McKenzie's red convertible followed by lots of floats, music, fire trucks and more. After the parade, go to the Athletic Field for more fun, food and the RETURN OF COW CHIP BINGO!

Old Home Days Flyer: FRONT BACK


Historical Society's Annual Antique Sale & Auction

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This Sunday, July 14th, the Lovell Historical Society will host the 14th Annual Antique Sale at the Kimball-Stanford House. The event starts at 10 am and the admission is free. There will be a number of dealers present and delicious food will be available.

The exciting live auction starts at 11am with lots of great items available. Some of these include a Sterling Silver Cuff Bracelet from Harvest Gold Gallery, a dinner for four at the Center Lovell Inn; two tickets to Bill Cosby at the Merrill Auditorium; 2 Boston Red Sox Tickets and a dinner and show for four at Quisisanna. Come early to preview the entire list. New this year is a Silent Auction which will be held throughout the day. Items will be Gift Certificates and Gift Baskets from a variety of local merchants. And there will be three raffle items available: A $100 Gift Certificate to Rosie's; a Wood and Cane Rocker and copies of the Historical Society's recent publications.

Bruce Buxton will be appraising your fine art and antiques from 12 to 2 pm. The appraisal fees are $8 for one item; $15 for two and $20 for three.

For more information, please visit the Historical Society's web site,

Lovell Village Lot Update

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The big pine as it appeared shortly after the fire.

The big pine as it appeared shortly after the fire.


It is always sad to see a big majestic tree come down but the tall pine suffered major damage during the fire and it would be just a matter of time before a strong wind came along and knocked it down. With construction slated to begin this Monday (July 8th), the new owner determined that now was the time to act.

Gerry Boucher, owner of Archer Tree Service in Fryeburg, jumped into his bucket and cut as many limbs as possible before tying a rope to the top, cutting a notch and bringing it to the ground. When you watch Gerry, he makes it look so easy but you know that years of experience and a lot of skill are involved to make sure that the tree comes down where you want it to and not on the roof of the house!

If you need the services of Archer Tree, call Gerry at 207-925-3139.


  1. Kenneth Goldman on

    congratulations on the sale, saw the sign
    • Stanley Tupaj on

      Thanks! I am looking forward to seeing the building's progress each day.
      • Torie on

        Wow! Talk about a posting knoinckg my socks off!

        Lovell Village Update

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        The official transfer of the Lovell Village lot from the five office condominium owners to the purchaser occurred on June 20th, 2013. The new owner, Menotomy Consulting and Development, Inc., is excited to be part of this historic lot's next chapter. John P. Smith, of Sweden, President of Menotomy Consulting and Development, Inc., plans to construct a two-unit office building at the intersection of Main Street and Christian Hill Road. Each unit will be approximately 1,000 square feet in size. The single-story building will have white clapboard siding, green shutters and architectural shingles and is designed to blend in with the existing village buildings.

        Now that the lot is vacant, you start wondering just how did that large building fit on the small lot? The old multilevel structure covered more than forty-six percent of the lot. Mr. Smith says that the new building will cover just over twenty-three percent of the lot which will greatly increase space for client/customer parking.

        It appears that Lovell will be very happy with the new building's appearance. Mr. Smith formed Menotomy Consulting and Development, Inc. in 1986 and has extensive experience in real estate development and small business consulting.

        Time to start thinking of locating your office in Lovell Village!