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With a little more than a week left until Christmas, I'm sure that everyone does not have all of their gifts picked-out. Avoid the hassles of traffic and rude people by looking local. There is a wealth of local merchants, artisans and shops that would love to help you select the perfect gift.

This Holiday season, why not shop in Lovell? Here is a list of shops and ideas where you not only have a great present but you are helping our local businesses!

* Lots to choose from at the HARVEST GOLD GALLERY in Center Lovell. Custom designed earrings, bracelets, necklaces, rings and more. Inside their large gallery is a wide variety of American-made art work (much of it local) that will brighten every home. Bill and Lynda can be reached at 207-925-6502.Visit their website here.

* ART UNDERFOOT FLOORCLOTHS, Lovell. For centuries, floorcloths have proven to be both durable and elegant. Art Underfoot Floorcloths handcrafted works are created in Maine with tradition in mind. We spend between eight to ten hours on each piece, skillfully crafting heirloom quality art that you will enjoy having underfoot. Paula and Tom Hughes create these artistic and functional floorcloths and would be happy to discuss designing a pattern to fit your home or office. Visit the website for more details and to view a gallery of floorcloths. ART UNDERFOOT FLOORCLOTHS

*HILLTOP HANDSPUN, located in North Lovell, Maine, is owned and operated by fiber artist and designer, Lucy Rogers. Lucy enjoys creating and selling hand made yarn to hand knitters and fiber and roving to hand spinners and felters. The yarn and spinning fibers are made from alpaca, mohair, wool and angora fleeces that she hand selects from Maine and New England fiber farms. Many of her designer yarns are hand spun and a number are spun at a local mini-mill often on a fleece by fleece basis. Beautiful colors in the yarns, which are inspired by the local mountain environment, come to life during the hand dyeing process in Lucy's kitchen. Here is a link to Lucy's webpage where you will find yarn and kits for sale.

*How about a gift certificate to the 'Best Beer Bar in America', EBENEZER's PUB? During winter, it is an easy snowmobile ride to their front door. The Pub's phone number is 207-925-3200.

* Get GREAT BUYS at Center Lovell's three Antique Stores. Although winter hours are by chance and/or appointment both owners would be happy to meet you at your convenience. The WONDER STORE is owned by Peter Worrall and he can be reached at 207-925-1252. Bill Doyle, owner of DOYLE's ANTIQUES, can be reached at his store 207-925-1279. FOUR CEDARS ANTIQUES, located at Swain Road and 5A, is owned by Shoo Hale. She would be happy to help and can be reached at 925-1017.

*HOMESTEAD ICE CREAM SHOP. Beth Armington's new store sells much more than ice cream, coffee, hot dogs and stew! She also has two floors of local artisans' work ranging from small crafts, iron pieces and quilts. A great spot for unique gifts at affordable prices. And Beth is an authorized United Parcel Service drop-off location. Stop in and visit. 207-925-9005.

*SUSAN SIDWELL. Located at the top of Route 5A in Center Lovell, Susan is well-known for not only for her ability to grow beautiful vegetables and flowers but also produces beautiful artisan prints. Ready for framing, these prints make a wonderful gift. You may reach Susan at 925-1006.

*PIETREE ORCHARD. Located on the top Waterford Road in Sweden, this Orchard is a great place to shop for local produce, baked goods, flowers, jams and pizza. The 'Pick-Your-Own' season is over but there is lots to choose from in the store. Visit for more detailed information. 207-647-9419.

*How about a Gift Certificate to some local eating establishments: 1)Rosie's Lovell Village Store. Stop in or call Rosie at 207-925-1255. 2)AJ's Everything Store at 409 Maine Street in Stoneham. A small convenience store upfront and a nice restaurant out back. Great food at great prices! 207-928-2454. 3)The Center Lovell Market. Open again on a year-round basis for great food, coffee, a bottle of wine and gasoline! Great pizzas! 925-3090-1051. 4)THE CENTER LOVELL INN. The Inn offers 10 large comfortable guestrooms each appointed with family antiques and sitting areas for relaxing and reading. A full country breakfast is served piping hot each morning. Enjoy gourmet dining in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere in the evening. The forty-seat dining room offers a crackling fire on cold winter nights. In the summer, enjoy breakfast and dinner on the screened-in wrap-around porch. In the evening enjoy the sunset over the White Mountains. Visit the website here! 5)THE OLD SACO INN. Pete and Sandi welcome you to their pub, restaurant and inn on the banks of the Old Saco River. Good food and cocktails in a friendly setting. Great access to the snowmobile trails as well! Old Saco Inn.

Still can't figure out what to give to someone who has everything? How about a gift in their name to some of our local organizations? The Charlotte Hobbs Memorial Library, Lewis Dana Hill Memorial Library, Lovell Historical Society, Brick Church for the Performing Arts, Greater Lovell Land Trust, Kezar Lake Watershed Association, Lovell's United Church of Christ or Lovell Friends Helping Friends (winter fuel assistance for the needy)! MERRY CHRISTMAS & HAPPY HOLIDAYS TO ALL!

2015 Kezar Realty Calendar

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IMG_7626IMG_9093It won't be long now that 2014 comes to an end and that means the 2015 Kezar Realty calendar is here. We have a regular mailing list but send me an e-mail to make sure you get yours in the mail. Every kitchen needs to have one!


  1. Barbara and Steve. Massey on

    Jeanne Bonner's brother and wife would love a calendar of our favorite summer vacation spot!
    • Melanie McGraw on

      Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you all! I would very much like to have a calendar! Here's my info: Melanie McGraw P.O. Box 787 W. Chatham, MA 02669 Thank you! Melanie
      • C. E. Robinson on

        I'd love to have a calendar. I miss my childhood home town, Lovell. And my Grandmother Edna Heim owned Sunset Inn (now part of Quisisana) on Kezar Lake many years ago. I'll understand if you only send to local residents. Christine Robinson, 8335 Lake Ben Avenue, San Diego, CA 92119. Thank you! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
        • BERNARD BORMAN on

          Bernard Borman, 3 Rollins Place, Boston, MA 02114 would like this calendar Am part time resident at 168 Old Stage Road Ctr. Lov.
          • C. E. Robinson on

            Thank you ! Look forward to receiving it! Yup, San Diego is year round beautiful. But I miss the Lovell township and snow of my kidhood there. I lived next to the brick church on then Church Street (Christian Hill now).
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              Sent from my Samsung Galaxy TabKezarlife's Blog wrote:i'd love to have your calendar.  Thanks! Mary Heroux
              • Twins99 on

                How can I get a calendar? Sent from my iPhone >
                • Stanley Tupaj on

                  Thanks Christine. I will send one to you. San Diego is also a very beautiful place.
                  • Jim Rowe on

                    Count me in, Stan. Thank you!
                    • Stanley Tupaj on

                      It is on the way!
                      • Stanley Tupaj on

                        Melanie, all set!
                        • Carol and Hal Taylor on

                          Hal and I would love a calendar. We look forward to spending more time in Lovell in 2015 and want to fill in dates for the many great local events that take place in next summer. Happy New Year to you and family and thanks. From, Hal and Carol Sev. Taylor
                          • Stanley Tupaj on

                            I will put a calendar in today's mail.

                            R.I.P. Azel Littlefield

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                            Azel Littlefield passed away over the weekend. Mr. Littlefield was well known in Lovell and through his company, Littlefield Builders, left his mark on Kezar Lake, Lovell and the region. He was known as a hard worker, took pride in his work, was well-liked, well-respected and was devoted to his family.

                            Read his obituary here.


                            1. C. E. Robinson on

                              Thank you for posting this. I lived in Lovell from 1939-1950 and knew the Littlefield family.
                              • Jim Rowe on

                                That was a very thoughtful and well written obituary. Azel was a very special person.