Blog :: 04-2012

2012 Old Home Days 5k Run & The 7th Annual Tour de Lovell

The annual t-shirt design competition for the Lovell Old Home Days 5k Run t-shirt is almost complete and a winner should be announced shortly. Every year the Fryeburg Academy Art Class holds a competition with the winning artist earning $100 as well as the opportunity to see their design all around the town. This year's race is on Saturday July 21st and kicks off the parade and related activities. For full details and registration, visit Lovell5k.com. As there is plenty of time for training, plan on running the race!

Don't forget the Seventh Annual 20-mile Tour de Lovell on August 11th. This popular event travels through the town of Lovell and incorporates some challenging hills as well as spectacular views of the White Mountains. The race starts and ends at the New Suncook School. All proceeds are split evenly between the Lovell Recreation Department and the Charlotte Hobbs Memorial Library. For full details and on-line registration, please visit BikeReg.com.

2012 Old Home Days 5k Run & The 7th Annual Tour de Lovell

The annual t-shirt design competition for the Lovell Old Home Days 5k Run t-shirt is almost complete and a winner should be announced shortly. Every year the Fryeburg Academy Art Class holds a competition with the winning artist earning $100 as well as the opportunity to see their design all around the town. This year's race is on Saturday July 21st and kicks off the parade and related activities. For full details and registration, visit Lovell5k.com. As there is plenty of time for training, plan on running the race!

Don't forget the Seventh Annual 20-mile Tour de Lovell on August 11th. This popular event travels through the town of Lovell and incorporates some challenging hills as well as spectacular views of the White Mountains. The race starts and ends at the New Suncook School. All proceeds are split evenly between the Lovell Recreation Department and the Charlotte Hobbs Memorial Library. For full details and on-line registration, please visit BikeReg.com.

RIP Scott Thomas

Last week the town of Lovell lost a wonderful person. Scott Thomas passed away at home on April 7th, 2012.

Scott, pictured above driving a fire truck and throwing candy in the Lovell Old Home Days Parade, was one of the first people I got to know after moving to Lovell. Most of the interaction was related to the Recreation Department, which he headed, and to the Old Home Days activities, the 5k run and Red Sox/Orioles discussions. Even though he was busy with work and juggling multiple activities, he never hesitated to take the time to answer questions and to point me in the right direction. And always with a laugh and a smile!

Upon being diagnosed with colon cancer, Scott became an advocate for screening and helped countless others with cancer. In 2010, Scott was recognized nationally with the Amgen Breakaway from Cancer Survivor Award which is given to those who make a difference in the community.

He became a familiar face on television with a commercial and Channel 8 interviews and spoke at numerous cancer conferences, inspiring countless people in the process. His motto was simple, but powerful: "Fight the fight, fight for the cure".

Scott leaves behind his wife Angie and three children, Jared, Allison and Spencer.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, April 21st at 1:00 pm, at the Fryeburg Academy Gym with a later reception at the Center Lovell Fire House.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Scott's name to the Lovell Volunteer Fire Department, the Bridgton Hospital Oncology Clinic or Jen's Friends Cancer Foundation in North Conway, NH.

Read the complete obituary at the Portland Press-Herald.

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RIP Scott Thomas

Last week the town of Lovell lost a wonderful person. Scott Thomas passed away at home on April 7th, 2012.

Scott, pictured above driving a fire truck and throwing candy in the Lovell Old Home Days Parade, was one of the first people I got to know after moving to Lovell. Most of the interaction was related to the Recreation Department, which he headed, and to the Old Home Days activities, the 5k run and Red Sox/Orioles discussions. Even though he was busy with work and juggling multiple activities, he never hesitated to take the time to answer questions and to point me in the right direction. And always with a laugh and a smile!

Upon being diagnosed with colon cancer, Scott became an advocate for screening and helped countless others with cancer. In 2010, Scott was recognized nationally with the Amgen Breakaway from Cancer Survivor Award which is given to those who make a difference in the community.

He became a familiar face on television with a commercial and Channel 8 interviews and spoke at numerous cancer conferences, inspiring countless people in the process. His motto was simple, but powerful: "Fight the fight, fight for the cure".

Scott leaves behind his wife Angie and three children, Jared, Allison and Spencer.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, April 21st at 1:00 pm, at the Fryeburg Academy Gym with a later reception at the Center Lovell Fire House.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Scott's name to the Lovell Volunteer Fire Department, the Bridgton Hospital Oncology Clinic or Jen's Friends Cancer Foundation in North Conway, NH.

Read the complete obituary at the Portland Press-Herald.

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  1. Jotham Oliver on

    Red Sox Nation lost one heck of a gem of human being.

    Stow's First Annual Chowd'a Fest

    What better way to raise funds for the restoration of Stow's Town Hall (circa 1841) than to have a Chowd'a Fest? On Saturday, April 14th, from 4:30-6:30 pm, the Stow Historical Society is holding its First Annual Competition. The judging is not limited to the classic clam variety but could be a haddock, lobster, corn or vegetarian recipe. The challenge is being extended to the Cold River Valley and all of the surrounding communities and anyone who wants to compete for that special trophy and 2012 bragging rights.

    In addition to the winning chowder chosen by judges (I'm happy to say that I am a judge :)), there will be a special "People's Choice" award chosen by the general public. Come on out to the Saco Valley Fire Station on Route 113 in North Fryeburg to not only support a great cause and taste some outstanding food but to socialize with neighbors and friends!

    Dale Temm is the organizer of the Chowd'a Fest and she may be reached at 207-233-4162 or daletemm@gmail.com. Chowd'a Fest Information Flyer Chowd'a Fest Entry Form

    It is my understanding that the lobster pictured above will be making an appearance at the Competition and just might be the Official Mascot of the Stow Historical Society's Chowd'a Fest!

    Stow's First Annual Chowd'a Fest

    What better way to raise funds for the restoration of Stow's Town Hall (circa 1841) than to have a Chowd'a Fest? On Saturday, April 14th, from 4:30-6:30 pm, the Stow Historical Society is holding its First Annual Competition. The judging is not limited to the classic clam variety but could be a haddock, lobster, corn or vegetarian recipe. The challenge is being extended to the Cold River Valley and all of the surrounding communities and anyone who wants to compete for that special trophy and 2012 bragging rights.

    In addition to the winning chowder chosen by judges (I'm happy to say that I am a judge :)), there will be a special "People's Choice" award chosen by the general public. Come on out to the Saco Valley Fire Station on Route 113 in North Fryeburg to not only support a great cause and taste some outstanding food but to socialize with neighbors and friends!

    Dale Temm is the organizer of the Chowd'a Fest and she may be reached at 207-233-4162 or daletemm@gmail.com. Chowd'a Fest Information Flyer Chowd'a Fest Entry Form

    It is my understanding that the lobster pictured above will be making an appearance at the Competition and just might be the Official Mascot of the Stow Historical Society's Chowd'a Fest!

    Out Like a Lion

    Lovell, and much of western Maine, was hit by a fierce snowstorm overnight. Just when the daffodils were blooming, almost a foot of snow covered the ground. Lulled by eighty degree weather just last week, Road Commissioner Larry Fox had ordered his town crew to take the plows off of the trucks for summer maintenance. The roads are a mess and may remain so for a few days. When reached by phone, Mr. Fox said that "...Mother Nature will move the snow as well as fast as we could. In these tough economic times, it is critical that we save money for the taxpayers. Is it really that inconvenient?"

    One prominent West Lovell resident welcomes the snow as it will provide the perfect fertilizer for his large vegetable garden and doesn't think that it is that unusual. He likes to tell the story that his championship Fryeburg Academy baseball game was delayed for several days due to snowstorms adding that Al Gore is the goofy one.

    Happy April's Fool Day!

    Out Like a Lion

    Lovell, and much of western Maine, was hit by a fierce snowstorm overnight. Just when the daffodils were blooming, almost a foot of snow covered the ground. Lulled by eighty degree weather just last week, Road Commissioner Larry Fox had ordered his town crew to take the plows off of the trucks for summer maintenance. The roads are a mess and may remain so for a few days. When reached by phone, Mr. Fox said that "...Mother Nature will move the snow as well as fast as we could. In these tough economic times, it is critical that we save money for the taxpayers. Is it really that inconvenient?"

    One prominent West Lovell resident welcomes the snow as it will provide the perfect fertilizer for his large vegetable garden and doesn't think that it is that unusual. He likes to tell the story that his championship Fryeburg Academy baseball game was delayed for several days due to snowstorms adding that Al Gore is the goofy one.

    Happy April's Fool Day!