Things To Do

Celebrate Demme -- 'Stop Making Sense'

Jonathan Demme, noted producer, director and screenwriter, passed away on April 26th. To celebrate the life of Mr. Demme, art house theaters across the country will screen his ground-breaking 1984 documentary, 'Stop Making Sense'.

The town of Lovell, where Jonathan spent many years at the family's summer residence, will participate in the celebration by screening his film outdoors at the historic Hewn Oaks. Show time is 8:30. Seating is casual so bring your own blankets and chairs as well as any refreshments (and maybe some bug spray).

Special thanks to the Fryeburg Academy Film Workshop, Hewnoaks Art Colony and Palm Pictures Entertainment. For more information visit celebratedemme.com

 

 

2017 Lovell Old Home Days 5k Run

Congratulations to Finn Lane! Finn is the winner of the 2017 Lovell Old Home Days 5k Run t-shirt design contest. Finn has just finished her junior year at the Fryeburg Academy, lives in Brownfield and has a passion for drawing. Her future plans include studying art at a school out west with a goal of becoming a teacher.

Every year, art teacher Steve Pullan conducts a competition where students are asked to incorporate the themes of Lovell and running. For creating the winning design, Finn receives a $100 prize, a t-shirt and seeing her artwork around town.

This year’s run is on July 15th at 9:45 am. Only the first 100 registered runners are guaranteed a shirt, so please sign-up early. Visit Lovell5k.com for more information, a registration form, photos and records. Or sign-up online at Running4Free.com.

The 5k run precedes the Old Home Days Parade and begins the day’s festivities.

 

Furtado Benefit Dinner

Come on out this Saturday afternoon to the Center Lovell Firehouse for a Turkey Dinner with all the trimmings. All proceeds and donations will go directly to Karl and Joyce Furtado. Joyce has had an extended hospital stay spanning several months and this has led to some difficult times for the family. This has also had an impact on Karl's Auto Repair business. Karl is a member of the Lovell Fire Department, the Masonic Lodge and the family attends the Lovell UCC.

So, do stop by this Saturday from 4-7 pm. Dinner is $10 per person (a reduced price for children), stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy, cranberry sauce, vegetables, salad, dinner rolls, coffee and a variety of delicious desserts. There will be a 50/50 raffle and lots of great auction items. The long winter is over (I know there is snow still on the ground but the calendar says SPRING) and it stays lighter longer.

Please don't hesitate to call me (207-925-1500) or email me (stan@fairpoint.net) if you are unable to attend but would still like to make a donation.

What a great opportunity to not only spend time with friends and neighbors but to help a real nice Lovell family!

2016 Gasping Gobbler

The 11th Annual Gasping Gobbler was on Saturday, November 19th and 60 runners and walkers participated in this fun 5k event sponsored by the Lovell Recreation Department. Held at the Athletic Field, the runners and walkers circle the complex three times until they reach the finish line. All participants received a 'one-of-a-kind' Gasping Gobbler headband. After the event, all participants and volunteers gathered at the VFW Hall where awards were given, raffle prizes were drawn and great food and baked goods were served!

It wouldn't be a Gasping Gobbler without Turkeys! Winners were: Alfie Walker from Fryeburg was the top male and overall finisher with a time of 18:16. Kaitlyn Direnzo of Buxton was the first female finisher with a time of 24:05. Jonathan Crowe of Lovell was the top walker with a time of 44:40. And Nancy Kluck from Bridgton won the fourth turkey for finishing in the 'Middle of the Pack'. Click here for complete results.

Another fun and successful Gasping Gobbler!

Lovell's 9th Annual Chili Competition

It is now time for all local Chili Aficionados to get ready for the Ninth Annual Battle of the Bowls! Come to the Center Lovell Fire House on Sunday, November 13th from Noon to 2 PM. This always popular event provides an opportunity for professional and amateur chefs to compete for awards and most importantly, bragging rights! Plus a special award for best decorated table.

All proceeds from this event are donated to the Lovell Friends Helping Friends Emergency Fuel Fund which assists local residents who are in need of assistance with winter heating costs. Last year's Challenge raised more than $1,000.

Admission is still only $6 for adults and $3 for children six and under. In addition to the variety of great chili, there will be wonderful treats available for purchase at the popular bake sale.

And the Patriots play a night game!

For more information, call me at 207-925-1500 or send an email at stan@fairpoint.net.

Click here for a Entry Form.

 

Lovell Old Home Days 5k and Activities

Come join the fun on Saturday July 16th! Lots to do for the entire family. Start the day with a hearty breakfast sponsored by the Masons.  The 5k run starts at 9:45 am, followed by the parade at 10 am. Everything ends up at the Lovell Athletic Field where there are lots of activities for everyone. Games for the children, lots of food, a classic boat show, community displays, Cow Chip Bingo, jello eating contests as well as music in the Gazebo by the Milltown Road Show.

Lovell Old Days information can be found below. Race information can be found at Lovell5k.com

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Lovell and Kezar Lake at Your Local Newstands

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When both Vacation Renters and prospective homebuyers come to Kezar Realty, I always have a packet of information prepared for them. In addition to local publications such as Lake Living, West Coast Maine and the Buyer's Guide to Real Estate, I also include information about hiking trails, Greater Lovell Land Trust activities and articles that have appeared in local newspapers over the past few years. All of them highlight the many diverse activities that are available in our western Maine region.

It is, however, surprising to have lengthy stories about Lovell appear in two different magazines in the very same month. The first is in Down East magazine, available everywhere, and the second is in a not so widely-distributed publication called Maine Townsman. The latter journal is made available to municipal officials throughout the state.

Both articles approach our town from two very different angles and they are both very accurate. Click here for the Down East magazine article (starting on page 94). Click here for the Maine Townsman article (starting on page 19).

BTW, let me know if you happen to come across any newsstands!