Blog :: 02-2011

Ethel Interrupts

...Who's Ethel?...

...Congratulations to Tommie C. McKenzie for being elected the new Lovell Fire Chief! Recently retired from the Conway Police Department, Tommie has a vast knowledge of emergency skills and will do a great job (it is so nice to once again see town info on the message board. And thanks to Mark Moulton for serving the past five years as Chief. Although he gave many hours of service to the town, he plans to remain an active member of the department...

...Two Ice Fishing Derbies this weekend. From 10 am to noon on Heald Pond is the Annual John McKeen Fishing Derby. The 2nd Annual Lovell Lions Club Fishing Derby takes place from 7 am to 2 pm and will be on both Kezar Lake and Keewaydin Lake!...

...Get ready for the Fourth Annual Lovell Winter Carnival on March 5th that is sponsored by the Lovell Recreation Department and the New Suncook PTA from 1 to 4 pm. Activities to take place include sledding, snowball toss, snowmobile rides, snowshoe games, cross-country ski games, an Easter egg hunt and much more. The event is for young and old and is designed to be a celebration of winter as we get closer to spring. The takes place at the New Suncook School. For more information, please call Lovell Rec Director Michael Mendonca at 207-925-1084...

...Don't forget the Lovell Town Meeting is on Saturday, March 5th at 9 am...

Ethel Interrupts

...Who's Ethel?...

...Congratulations to Tommie C. McKenzie for being elected the new Lovell Fire Chief! Recently retired from the Conway Police Department, Tommie has a vast knowledge of emergency skills and will do a great job (it is so nice to once again see town info on the message board. And thanks to Mark Moulton for serving the past five years as Chief. Although he gave many hours of service to the town, he plans to remain an active member of the department...

...Two Ice Fishing Derbies this weekend. From 10 am to noon on Heald Pond is the Annual John McKeen Fishing Derby. The 2nd Annual Lovell Lions Club Fishing Derby takes place from 7 am to 2 pm and will be on both Kezar Lake and Keewaydin Lake!...

...Get ready for the Fourth Annual Lovell Winter Carnival on March 5th that is sponsored by the Lovell Recreation Department and the New Suncook PTA from 1 to 4 pm. Activities to take place include sledding, snowball toss, snowmobile rides, snowshoe games, cross-country ski games, an Easter egg hunt and much more. The event is for young and old and is designed to be a celebration of winter as we get closer to spring. The takes place at the New Suncook School. For more information, please call Lovell Rec Director Michael Mendonca at 207-925-1084...

...Don't forget the Lovell Town Meeting is on Saturday, March 5th at 9 am...

Lovell Old Home Days 5k Run

Even though it is snowing heavily now after a nice long stretch of sunny winter days, it has been hard to avoid visions of hot July days as planning is underway for Lovell's Old Home Days 5k Run (July 16th, 2011) and related activities.

Many runners love collecting t-shirts from the races that they participate in and the Lovell 5k always gets positive feedback for the unique designs. Every spring, Fryeburg Academy art teacher Steve Pullan asks his students to participate in a design contest that incorporates the themes of running and Lovell (lakes, mountains, farms, etc.). There have been many good designs over the past four years and the task of choosing just one is difficult. Last year's winner, drawn by Mary Rhymer, is above. I have already met with Steve regarding this year's contest and in a few weeks we will have a good number of drawings to review. The winning artist also receives $100!

The first 100 paid entrants to the race get the t-shirt. If you have never run this course before, it precedes the annual Old Home Days Parade, starts by the golf course, onto Route 5 through the village and finishes near the Gazebo at the Athletic Field. Lots of refreshments, great prizes and fun! For more information, photos and entry form, please visit lovell5k.com.

Planning is also underway for the parade and activities at the Athletic Field. The Swift River Jazz Band will be playing in the parade as well as at the gazebo after the parade. As always, there will be other bands, marchers, floats and more!

Bring everyone to this family friendly day, run the race and have a great day in Lovell!

Lovell Old Home Days 5k Run

Even though it is snowing heavily now after a nice long stretch of sunny winter days, it has been hard to avoid visions of hot July days as planning is underway for Lovell's Old Home Days 5k Run (July 16th, 2011) and related activities.

Many runners love collecting t-shirts from the races that they participate in and the Lovell 5k always gets positive feedback for the unique designs. Every spring, Fryeburg Academy art teacher Steve Pullan asks his students to participate in a design contest that incorporates the themes of running and Lovell (lakes, mountains, farms, etc.). There have been many good designs over the past four years and the task of choosing just one is difficult. Last year's winner, drawn by Mary Rhymer, is above. I have already met with Steve regarding this year's contest and in a few weeks we will have a good number of drawings to review. The winning artist also receives $100!

The first 100 paid entrants to the race get the t-shirt. If you have never run this course before, it precedes the annual Old Home Days Parade, starts by the golf course, onto Route 5 through the village and finishes near the Gazebo at the Athletic Field. Lots of refreshments, great prizes and fun! For more information, photos and entry form, please visit lovell5k.com.

Planning is also underway for the parade and activities at the Athletic Field. The Swift River Jazz Band will be playing in the parade as well as at the gazebo after the parade. As always, there will be other bands, marchers, floats and more!

Bring everyone to this family friendly day, run the race and have a great day in Lovell!

Maine Winter Treats

Sad news in yesterday's Portland Press Herald! Too many shrimp; season may end early read the headline. It seems that this year's harvest has been so successful that the 2010-2011 limit of 8.8 million pounds is on a pace to be met by next week. The season was slated to end April 15th. The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission is the official arbiter of the annual limit which is set based on abundance. This would be the second year in a row that the Commission is calling for an early end to the season.

Maine lobster gets all the publicity and not being a native, I'm a newcomer to the unique flavor of the Maine Shrimp. Sweet and buttery. They are quick and easy to cook in a variety of recipes. Unlike other delicacies, the cost is low, usually between $3.99-$4.99 a pound and are readily available. If you live close to the coast, there are plenty of fisherman selling them from the back of their truck.

So, notice is served that time is running out to enjoy this year's harvest! Here's one recipe that I enjoy: Maine Shrimp Saute.

Maine Winter Treats

Sad news in yesterday's Portland Press Herald! Too many shrimp; season may end early read the headline. It seems that this year's harvest has been so successful that the 2010-2011 limit of 8.8 million pounds is on a pace to be met by next week. The season was slated to end April 15th. The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission is the official arbiter of the annual limit which is set based on abundance. This would be the second year in a row that the Commission is calling for an early end to the season.

Maine lobster gets all the publicity and not being a native, I'm a newcomer to the unique flavor of the Maine Shrimp. Sweet and buttery. They are quick and easy to cook in a variety of recipes. Unlike other delicacies, the cost is low, usually between $3.99-$4.99 a pound and are readily available. If you live close to the coast, there are plenty of fisherman selling them from the back of their truck.

So, notice is served that time is running out to enjoy this year's harvest! Here's one recipe that I enjoy: Maine Shrimp Saute.

Comments

  1. Jim Rowe on

    Good news, bad news.
    • Stanley Tupaj on

      Let's Go O's!
      • Jotham Oliver on

        You know where there is plenty of shrimp? The O's lineup!

        Taste of Lovell Results

        Some would say that it was the sunny winter day, while others point to the end of the football season but I think the word is out as to the incredible baking and cooking talent that is on display at the Annual Taste of Lovell fundraiser for the Charlotte Hobbs Memorial Library. More than 90 people came to the King Community Room to socialize, to listen to the wonderful music provided by Brent LaCasce and his daughter Devin, and to taste the wonderful treats.

        I don't know the final numbers yet but I would have to say that this was by far the most successful Taste of Lovell (even if my chocolate cookies didn't post). A great job done by Board Member Barbara Collins for organizing all of the details and making it look so easy!

        Congratulations to our winners: Irene St. Germain's Fudge Sundae Ice Cream Pie won First Place; Jane Nesbitt's Coconut Creme Pie won second place; and Dawn Ferguson took third place with her Cheese Cake.

        P.S. I'm not sure who provided the homemade mozzarella cheese, pesto sauce and bread but that was a home run!

        Taste of Lovell Results

        Some would say that it was the sunny winter day, while others point to the end of the football season but I think the word is out as to the incredible baking and cooking talent that is on display at the Annual Taste of Lovell fundraiser for the Charlotte Hobbs Memorial Library. More than 90 people came to the King Community Room to socialize, to listen to the wonderful music provided by Brent LaCasce and his daughter Devin, and to taste the wonderful treats.

        I don't know the final numbers yet but I would have to say that this was by far the most successful Taste of Lovell (even if my chocolate cookies didn't post). A great job done by Board Member Barbara Collins for organizing all of the details and making it look so easy!

        Congratulations to our winners: Irene St. Germain's Fudge Sundae Ice Cream Pie won First Place; Jane Nesbitt's Coconut Creme Pie won second place; and Dawn Ferguson took third place with her Cheese Cake.

        P.S. I'm not sure who provided the homemade mozzarella cheese, pesto sauce and bread but that was a home run!

        Comments

        1. Jim Rowe on

          Glad it went well. Sounds like some wicked good sweets!
          • Stanley Tupaj on

            While you are away you will be happy to know that the Maine State Legislature is debating a very important issue--Whether the whoopie pie should be the official state dessert or the official state treat!

            Taste of Lovell

            As you can see in the photos from last year's event, The Taste of Lovell, is a popular fund-raiser for the Charlotte Hobbs Memorial Library. A variety of locally prepared desserts, appetizers and fruits are available to enjoy either at the library or to take home. And do not forget to vote for your favorite item. Prizes are awarded to the creator of the top treat!

            As all proceeds benefit the Library, this is a great afternoon to socialize and listen to the music of Fryeburg Academy's Brent and Devin LaCasce.

            Be sure to come early for the best selections! The cost is $5 for five tastes and $8 for ten tastes. And if you have a particular dessert or appetizer that you are especially proud of, please showcase it Sunday's TASTE OF LOVELL!

            Taste of Lovell

            As you can see in the photos from last year's event, The Taste of Lovell, is a popular fund-raiser for the Charlotte Hobbs Memorial Library. A variety of locally prepared desserts, appetizers and fruits are available to enjoy either at the library or to take home. And do not forget to vote for your favorite item. Prizes are awarded to the creator of the top treat!

            As all proceeds benefit the Library, this is a great afternoon to socialize and listen to the music of Fryeburg Academy's Brent and Devin LaCasce.

            Be sure to come early for the best selections! The cost is $5 for five tastes and $8 for ten tastes. And if you have a particular dessert or appetizer that you are especially proud of, please showcase it Sunday's TASTE OF LOVELL!