Blog :: 11-2010

5th Annual Gasping Gobbler

Off and Running

Join us this Saturday at 10am for the Fifth Annual Gasping Gobbler 5k Walk/Run. This popular event benefits the Lovell Recreation Department. The course is at the Lovell Athletic Field and consists of three wheel-measured loops around the field. The total distance is 3.1 miles and is runner-friendly (just one slight uphill) and simulates many school Cross-Country running courses.

The cost is just $15 and the first eighty registrants receive a Gasping Gobbler winter head band. There are both running and walking categories and turkeys are given to the first-place male and female runners, the first-place walker and the Middle-of-the Pack finisher. And we do have a Family Rate of $30 for the first three members and $6 for each additional family member.

Awards and delicious refreshments will be available immediately after the last runner at the nearby VFW Hall. You may register at active.com or download a Gasping Gobbler registration form. For previous Gobbler results and photos, please visit www.lovell5k.com

This is a great family event.

5th Annual Gasping Gobbler

Off and Running

Join us this Saturday at 10am for the Fifth Annual Gasping Gobbler 5k Walk/Run. This popular event benefits the Lovell Recreation Department. The course is at the Lovell Athletic Field and consists of three wheel-measured loops around the field. The total distance is 3.1 miles and is runner-friendly (just one slight uphill) and simulates many school Cross-Country running courses.

The cost is just $15 and the first eighty registrants receive a Gasping Gobbler winter head band. There are both running and walking categories and turkeys are given to the first-place male and female runners, the first-place walker and the Middle-of-the Pack finisher. And we do have a Family Rate of $30 for the first three members and $6 for each additional family member.

Awards and delicious refreshments will be available immediately after the last runner at the nearby VFW Hall. You may register at active.com or download a Gasping Gobbler registration form. For previous Gobbler results and photos, please visit www.lovell5k.com

This is a great family event.

Third Annual Chili Challenge Results

An impressive 85 ballots were cast at today's Lovell's Chili Challenge. After paying their $6 entry fee, guests were able to enjoy 15 different chili recipes, plus a variety of chips, cornbread, cookies and ice cream. Here's a sample of the various chili dishes that I tasted: black bean chicken, a dish with mushrooms, olives and cocoa, one with bison and another with venison. Delicious!

Congratulations to Lovell residents Tom Rose for winning first place in the Judges Category and to the Father/Daughter team of Albert & Rondi Stearns for capturing first place in the Peoples Category.

Most importantly, I am impressed that the day raised $1,000 for Lovell Friends Helping Friends. If you would like to send a contribution to this fund which helps those in need for emergency fuel assistance, you may send a check to: Town of Lovell, Friends Helping Friends, PO Box 236, Center Lovell, ME 04016. A big Thank You to Mark Moulton and the crew at the Center Lovell Firehouse for hosting the Competition.

Third Annual Chili Challenge Results

An impressive 85 ballots were cast at today's Lovell's Chili Challenge. After paying their $6 entry fee, guests were able to enjoy 15 different chili recipes, plus a variety of chips, cornbread, cookies and ice cream. Here's a sample of the various chili dishes that I tasted: black bean chicken, a dish with mushrooms, olives and cocoa, one with bison and another with venison. Delicious!

Congratulations to Lovell residents Tom Rose for winning first place in the Judges Category and to the Father/Daughter team of Albert & Rondi Stearns for capturing first place in the Peoples Category.

Most importantly, I am impressed that the day raised $1,000 for Lovell Friends Helping Friends. If you would like to send a contribution to this fund which helps those in need for emergency fuel assistance, you may send a check to: Town of Lovell, Friends Helping Friends, PO Box 236, Center Lovell, ME 04016. A big Thank You to Mark Moulton and the crew at the Center Lovell Firehouse for hosting the Competition.

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  1. Jean Royle on

    Great total & well done Rondi & Al!!! Looking forward to when we can join in the fun!

    ...Ethel Interrupts...

    Who's Ethel?????

    ...The Charlotte Hobbs Memorial Library invites everyone to meet Lovell resident Roger Williams this Saturday, November 13th, at 3 pm. Roger will be honored for his many years of working on the library's Building Committee and his wonderful Magical Tree House contribution to the addition. So stop by the library, say hi to Roger and see some of his other works. Refreshments will be served...

    ...Stop by the Center Lovell Fire House this Sunday between 12-2 to taste some of the area's best Chili in the Third Annual Battle of The Bowls. There will be two different categories, the People's Choice and the Judges' Favorites. All funds raised are for the Lovell Friends Helping Friends program which helps needy citizens with Emergency Fuel Assistance. Price for entry is only $6 for adults and $3 for children...

    ...The local gardener's group will be meeting on Thursday, November 18th at noon. Bring your own lunch and meet others who love to garden. The topic will be the Longevity of Garden Produce Canned from the Garden. The group welcomes everyone!...

    ...Ethel Interrupts...

    Who's Ethel?????

    ...The Charlotte Hobbs Memorial Library invites everyone to meet Lovell resident Roger Williams this Saturday, November 13th, at 3 pm. Roger will be honored for his many years of working on the library's Building Committee and his wonderful Magical Tree House contribution to the addition. So stop by the library, say hi to Roger and see some of his other works. Refreshments will be served...

    ...Stop by the Center Lovell Fire House this Sunday between 12-2 to taste some of the area's best Chili in the Third Annual Battle of The Bowls. There will be two different categories, the People's Choice and the Judges' Favorites. All funds raised are for the Lovell Friends Helping Friends program which helps needy citizens with Emergency Fuel Assistance. Price for entry is only $6 for adults and $3 for children...

    ...The local gardener's group will be meeting on Thursday, November 18th at noon. Bring your own lunch and meet others who love to garden. The topic will be the Longevity of Garden Produce Canned from the Garden. The group welcomes everyone!...

    Lovell's Veteran's Day Ceremony

    It was a sunny day with a breeze at Lovell's Veteran's Day ceremony at the War Memorial. A very nice crowd of both young and old came. Joe Moody led the service, we sang America the Beautiful and Nicole Tichenor of Lovell played Taps beautifully. And Phyllis Chandler laid the wreath at the monument.

    A good portion of the crowd went over to the VFW Hall for a delicious lunch. A big Thank You to all our Veterans!

    Lovell's Veteran's Day Ceremony

    It was a sunny day with a breeze at Lovell's Veteran's Day ceremony at the War Memorial. A very nice crowd of both young and old came. Joe Moody led the service, we sang America the Beautiful and Nicole Tichenor of Lovell played Taps beautifully. And Phyllis Chandler laid the wreath at the monument.

    A good portion of the crowd went over to the VFW Hall for a delicious lunch. A big Thank You to all our Veterans!

    Portland's First Friday

    Two 'Trompe L'oeil (since I can't speak French, I say "fooling the eye") exhibits at the Portland Museum of Art. Both were a pleasure to view and fun looking at the deceptive paintings. And the exhibit of John Haberle's paintings were very informative, especially how he wove in references to his critics and current events. Another exhibit on the first floor was Debating Modern Photography: The Triumph of Group f/64 which details the breakaway group of California photographers from the 1930's. Lots of great photos including those of Ansel Adams. And it is always fun to revisit the Museum's great permanent collection, including a couple of Marsden Hartley's pictures. Mr. Hartley was once a Lovell resident for a brief period of time.

    We also had a great meal at Anna's favorite Portland restaurant, Bangkok Thai, at 671 Congress Street. It just a short walk to the Museum. Along with a hockey game at the Civic Center, the Arts District was bustling last night with activity.

    Portland's First Friday

    Two 'Trompe L'oeil (since I can't speak French, I say "fooling the eye") exhibits at the Portland Museum of Art. Both were a pleasure to view and fun looking at the deceptive paintings. And the exhibit of John Haberle's paintings were very informative, especially how he wove in references to his critics and current events. Another exhibit on the first floor was Debating Modern Photography: The Triumph of Group f/64 which details the breakaway group of California photographers from the 1930's. Lots of great photos including those of Ansel Adams. And it is always fun to revisit the Museum's great permanent collection, including a couple of Marsden Hartley's pictures. Mr. Hartley was once a Lovell resident for a brief period of time.

    We also had a great meal at Anna's favorite Portland restaurant, Bangkok Thai, at 671 Congress Street. It just a short walk to the Museum. Along with a hockey game at the Civic Center, the Arts District was bustling last night with activity.