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Moose Pond Ice Out

Something tells me that as we get closer to turning the page from February to March, that this year's ice-out (an accepted definition is when one can travel the entire body of water unimpeded) might be earlier than usual.

The Bridgton Community Center's annual fundraiser on Moose Pond has a new mascot this year. IC is a colorful snowman that is highly visible as you cross the causeway and will determine when ice out comes to the Pond. Entrants can try to win one-half of the net proceeds by predicting the correct date. Tickets are available at a number of locations around Bridgton including Beth's Kitchen Cafe.

For complete contest rules and previous ice out dates, please contact the Bridgton Community Center at 207-647-3116.

Here's an interesting link to a live webcam on the Naples Causeway.

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  1. Jim Rowe on

    Web cam really cool, so to speak. "Ice out" is a happening in rural Maine, a real conversation ice breaker.
    • Stanley Tupaj on

      An ice-breaker it is!

      Moose Pond Ice Out

      Something tells me that as we get closer to turning the page from February to March, that this year's ice-out (an accepted definition is when one can travel the entire body of water unimpeded) might be earlier than usual.

      The Bridgton Community Center's annual fundraiser on Moose Pond has a new mascot this year. IC is a colorful snowman that is highly visible as you cross the causeway and will determine when ice out comes to the Pond. Entrants can try to win one-half of the net proceeds by predicting the correct date. Tickets are available at a number of locations around Bridgton including Beth's Kitchen Cafe.

      For complete contest rules and previous ice out dates, please contact the Bridgton Community Center at 207-647-3116.

      Here's an interesting link to a live webcam on the Naples Causeway.

      White Christmas

      How could it be possible that we had both a White Halloween and a White Thanksgiving but no snow for Christmas? Earlier this week there was an annoying freezing rain which coated the roads and walkways with a slippery layer and the prospects for snow were not all that promising.

      The roar of the plows woke us up this morning and there was about five inches of fluffy snow on the ground. Hopefully, this snow will stay so we could soon all start with our favorite outdoor winter activities.

      In the last picture you can see our son Ben standing on the left. This Christmas will be much brighter knowing that after seven months in Afghanistan, he is making his way home. In fact, his return should coincide with Santa Claus making his rounds. Although we won't get to see him, he will be with his wife Cassandra and safe in the good old USA.

      Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all!

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      1. Jim Rowe on

        Having your son out of harms way is a very special Christmas gift. Hope you and your family have a joyful Christmas.

        White Christmas

        How could it be possible that we had both a White Halloween and a White Thanksgiving but no snow for Christmas? Earlier this week there was an annoying freezing rain which coated the roads and walkways with a slippery layer and the prospects for snow were not all that promising.

        The roar of the plows woke us up this morning and there was about five inches of fluffy snow on the ground. Hopefully, this snow will stay so we could soon all start with our favorite outdoor winter activities.

        In the last picture you can see our son Ben standing on the left. This Christmas will be much brighter knowing that after seven months in Afghanistan, he is making his way home. In fact, his return should coincide with Santa Claus making his rounds. Although we won't get to see him, he will be with his wife Cassandra and safe in the good old USA.

        Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all!

        Double Rainbow

        I don't need to understand all of the science behind a rainbow's construction, I just like appreciating nature's magic. I don't think I have ever seen a double rainbow before! This appeared as I was getting ready to leave the office at 4:50 pm this afternoon after a brief rain storm.

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        1. Stanley Tupaj on

          I was lucky because as I was loading my car to go home, I looked up and there was the rainbow. My camera was right in front of me. It was still raining so I did get a little wet. However, there have been plenty of times when I would see something, go get my camera and by the time I got back, there wasn't anything there!
          • Jim Rowe on

            Glad you had your camera. Amazing!
            • Stanley Tupaj on

              Always try to be ready for anything!
              • sweetmeow on

                These are great pictures. I feel the same about rainbows - especially in my favorite place! Two years ago there was a double rainbow over the north end of the lake where our cabins are - and I got a picture - but by the time I got my camera, it was not as brilliant.

                Double Rainbow

                I don't need to understand all of the science behind a rainbow's construction, I just like appreciating nature's magic. I don't think I have ever seen a double rainbow before! This appeared as I was getting ready to leave the office at 4:50 pm this afternoon after a brief rain storm.

                Hurricane Irene, The Final Chapter

                A small section of Center Lovell, where the telephone pole was hovering over the street, was restored last night. That provided hope for today. Except there was still an absence of utility trucks around town during the early part of the day. Until around noon. I heard that Slab City Road was up and running. Then Eastman Hill. As I was leaving the office around 6:30, a Christian Hill resident with the biggest smile, told me that their power came back. Then, on the way home on West Lovell Road there where several utility trucks, from New Brunswick, Canada, and they were stringing wires. I thought maybe, just maybe, I would be able to watch the Red Sox-Yankee game.

                Well, at 7:30 pm, while I was outside picking up loose branches, I looked inside the living room window and the floor lamp was on!

                It is my understanding that the Rudy Vallee line will be restored tomorrow, no later than Friday. It looks like most of the town has had their power restored. I don't believe anyone was happy to be without electricity for such an extended period of time. However, most folks, residents and vacationers, took it in stride knowing that they couldn't do anything about it and were understanding as they realized just how extensive the damage was throughout the region.

                To all of the Central Maine Power workers and their utility "cousins" from Canada--THANK YOU!

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                1. Karen Epranian on

                  Happy to hear you're back on electric! Florida crews also headed north some where to help out. It is a good feeling when everyone pulls together. We can surely feel for the victims of this storm. Tropical systems can reek unexpected havoc, even though there was plenty of warning, we are often sadly unprepared.
                  • Stanley Tupaj on

                    It was a relief to see lights on! I much prefer blizzards--you pretty much know what you are getting.

                    Hurricane Irene, The Final Chapter

                    A small section of Center Lovell, where the telephone pole was hovering over the street, was restored last night. That provided hope for today. Except there was still an absence of utility trucks around town during the early part of the day. Until around noon. I heard that Slab City Road was up and running. Then Eastman Hill. As I was leaving the office around 6:30, a Christian Hill resident with the biggest smile, told me that their power came back. Then, on the way home on West Lovell Road there where several utility trucks, from New Brunswick, Canada, and they were stringing wires. I thought maybe, just maybe, I would be able to watch the Red Sox-Yankee game.

                    Well, at 7:30 pm, while I was outside picking up loose branches, I looked inside the living room window and the floor lamp was on!

                    It is my understanding that the Rudy Vallee line will be restored tomorrow, no later than Friday. It looks like most of the town has had their power restored. I don't believe anyone was happy to be without electricity for such an extended period of time. However, most folks, residents and vacationers, took it in stride knowing that they couldn't do anything about it and were understanding as they realized just how extensive the damage was throughout the region.

                    To all of the Central Maine Power workers and their utility "cousins" from Canada--THANK YOU!

                    Hurricane Irene, Part Three

                    More photos from around town--Route 5 in Center Lovell and Slab City Road. No signs of Central Maine Power anywhere so I'm anticipating another two or three days but hoping for sooner!

                    Just heard that there will be a FREE Community dinner at the Center Lovell Fire House tonight from 3-6 pm. I'm sure there will be a number of grateful families attending.

                    Hurricane Irene, Part Three

                    More photos from around town--Route 5 in Center Lovell and Slab City Road. No signs of Central Maine Power anywhere so I'm anticipating another two or three days but hoping for sooner!

                    Just heard that there will be a FREE Community dinner at the Center Lovell Fire House tonight from 3-6 pm. I'm sure there will be a number of grateful families attending.