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Blog :: 06-2014

2014 Lovell OHD 5k Run

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2014 Lovell OHD 5k ArtAs we almost rip the month of June off the calendar, plans are in full swing for the Lovell 5k run and the Old Home Days parade that follows the last runner. It is somewhat hard to believe that this will be the tenth year of the race!

Saturday, July 19th is the big day and the race starts at 9:45 am. This year's t-shirt design is by Alison Upton of Lovell. Alison, who will be a senior next year at the Fryeburg Academy, won the annual design contest conducted by Steve Pullan, art teacher at the school. This year's contest was very competitive and several entrants were asked to 'tweak' their original designs. As winner, Alison collects the $100 prize!

This local event always has a field mixed with both competitive and non-competitive runners as well as ages from seven to eighty-eight.

The first 100 registered runners receive a t-shirt so be sure to register early. You may do so on-line at:  or download a paper form at


  1. Tara Clifford on

    Home hospitality provided by the 5th and 6th generations of Stearns (Al and bride of 56 years, Jacky plus their daughter Rondi and her community volunteer & entrepreneur husband Stan) is the best. What awesome and inspiring vistas from West Lovell Road, looking past the fields of wild flowers and stone fence to Baldface Mountain. Going the other direction past Stearns Road and then down Marcus Way to Stearns Camp is equally engaging. Kezar Lake is a rare beauty. Heard the bass are biting. Now I'm back in Chesapeake Bay Country, relishing my memories o'er the week-end in Lovell & on Kezar. Thanks.

    Renee Dutton

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    Renee Dutton, a wonderful woman, passed away Monday June 2, 2014.

    Renee's husband, Oliver, was an officer in the United States Air Force and they  lived in many places while raising her family but she settled in Lovell in the early 1970's. She made a big impact on the town, not only as a business owner (Kezar Lake Handcrafters and Dutton Real Estate) but devoted much time and energy to the Lovell Historical Society, the Charlotte Hobbs Memorial Library and the Lovell United Church of Christ.

    I started my Lovell real estate career when Renee no longer owned the business but she was still actively selling. She was in the office just about every day and always with a smile, an encouraging word and an inquiry on my latest listing or transaction. In a short period of time,I learned quite a bit from Renee and she never hesitated to look at a house or walk up steep hills on a lot with me. In a business where bringing adversarial sides together is not always easy, Renee flourished. It was clear that she enjoyed working with people. As technology was changing our world, Renee  always reminded us that our business will always be about people working together.

    It is true to this day that every time I show a house, I am reminded of Renee. One of my first lessons from her was that it is best to leave the key in the door lock so you won't be looking for it as you are trying to leave and talk with your clients. I am always proud to tell people that Kezar Realty is part of the Dutton Real Estate lineage.

    Renee's Obituary


    1. Jim Rowe on

      She was a very special person. Her passing is a huge loss for the Lovell community.
      • Amy Dutton Monk on

        I am her granddaughter and she rocked in every way possible, no one could ever fill her shoes and she will never be forgotten.