Blog :: 05-2012

Lovell Memorial Day Ceremony

Memorial Day has always been a big day for me. Yes, the three-day weekend and family barbecues were huge, but our town had a morning parade where the emphasis was on remembering the men and woman who gave their lives for freedom. The parades were always well-attended and as the Vietnam War was at its height, anti-war protestors were also present. However, I never felt that there was resentment towards the veterans. Now, many years later, I still think it is important to take time from the holiday to show respect.

The ceremony conducted by the Fryeburg-Lovell VFW always attracts a crowd. Commander Richard King gave opening remarks, Fryeburg Academy student Anna Williams sang the National Anthem, Rev. Alison Andrea Jacobs from the United Church of Christ read a prayer, the Ladies Auxiliary laid a wreath, and a rifle salute was followed by the playing of Taps by Brent LaCasce.

Perhaps the most stirring and memorable part of the ceremony was the reading by Lovell resident John McCann of the story of his Uncle Barton Carpenter who was killed in action on December 20, 1944. Mr. McCann eloquently connected the relevance of Private Carpenter's death to today's generation. I am including a link to the story and strongly suggest that everyone take the time to read it. By doing so, I believe that you will be honoring not only Private Carpenter but all the soldiers who gave their lives for our great country. Private Barton Adams Carpenter.

A postscript to the original entry: On Memorial Day, Maine lost another young soldier, Captain John Brainard III of Newport. It serves as a grim reminder that many troops are still fighting in dangerous war zones. Portland Press Herald story Maine mourns 'ideal' soldier, 26.

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Lovell Memorial Day Ceremony

Memorial Day has always been a big day for me. Yes, the three-day weekend and family barbecues were huge, but our town had a morning parade where the emphasis was on remembering the men and woman who gave their lives for freedom. The parades were always well-attended and as the Vietnam War was at its height, anti-war protestors were also present. However, I never felt that there was resentment towards the veterans. Now, many years later, I still think it is important to take time from the holiday to show respect.

The ceremony conducted by the Fryeburg-Lovell VFW always attracts a crowd. Commander Richard King gave opening remarks, Fryeburg Academy student Anna Williams sang the National Anthem, Rev. Alison Andrea Jacobs from the United Church of Christ read a prayer, the Ladies Auxiliary laid a wreath, and a rifle salute was followed by the playing of Taps by Brent LaCasce.

Perhaps the most stirring and memorable part of the ceremony was the reading by Lovell resident John McCann of the story of his Uncle Barton Carpenter who was killed in action on December 20, 1944. Mr. McCann eloquently connected the relevance of Private Carpenter's death to today's generation. I am including a link to the story and strongly suggest that everyone take the time to read it. By doing so, I believe that you will be honoring not only Private Carpenter but all the soldiers who gave their lives for our great country. Private Barton Adams Carpenter.

A postscript to the original entry: On Memorial Day, Maine lost another young soldier, Captain John Brainard III of Newport. It serves as a grim reminder that many troops are still fighting in dangerous war zones. Portland Press Herald story Maine mourns 'ideal' soldier, 26.

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Lovell Recreation Director

Talk about hitting the ground running! Meg Dyer, the new Lovell Recreation Department Director, has not had the luxury of slowly learning the intricacies of her new position. When you take over a Recreation Department as active as Lovell's, every season brings a heavy workload of program sign-ups and management.

Meg is well-known in the Lovell community. She grew up in the Portland area and went to the University of Maine at Farmington and has taught 7th grade at the Molly Ockett Middle School for many years. Always active in sports and organizing activities, Meg's goal was to become either an athletic or recreation director. She will be working hard to attend as many Department events as possible and to offer a wide variety of activities for both children and adults.

For many summers, Meg has worked at the Severance Lodge Club where she is now a baker and sous chef. The next few weeks will be very busy as preparation for the Department's summer programs, Old Home Days and the Tour de Lovell are all under way.

Meg has started a Lovell Rec blog, Lovellrec.blogspot.com where you can find complete information about all of the Department's programs and upcoming events. You may also contact Meg via e-mail at: LovellRecDirector@gmail.com. Good Luck Meg!

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Lovell Recreation Director

Talk about hitting the ground running! Meg Dyer, the new Lovell Recreation Department Director, has not had the luxury of slowly learning the intricacies of her new position. When you take over a Recreation Department as active as Lovell's, every season brings a heavy workload of program sign-ups and management.

Meg is well-known in the Lovell community. She grew up in the Portland area and went to the University of Maine at Farmington and has taught 7th grade at the Molly Ockett Middle School for many years. Always active in sports and organizing activities, Meg's goal was to become either an athletic or recreation director. She will be working hard to attend as many Department events as possible and to offer a wide variety of activities for both children and adults.

For many summers, Meg has worked at the Severance Lodge Club where she is now a baker and sous chef. The next few weeks will be very busy as preparation for the Department's summer programs, Old Home Days and the Tour de Lovell are all under way.

Meg has started a Lovell Rec blog, Lovellrec.blogspot.com where you can find complete information about all of the Department's programs and upcoming events. You may also contact Meg via e-mail at: LovellRecDirector@gmail.com. Good Luck Meg!

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Kezar Realty at the Fryeburg Home, Garden and Flower Show

There is something about the arrival of Spring and our strong desire to be outside to work in the yard as everything turns from winter grey to green! And what better place to obtain new ideas and talk to the pros about your various projects than at the Fryeburg Fairgrounds.  The annual Northern New England Home, Garden, Flower Show will be Friday, May 18th through Sunday, May 20th.

This year Kezar Realty is joining the fun and we will be at Booth F108 inside the Home, Energy & Garden Building.  We will have information about properties for sale in western Maine as well as vacation rental opportunities on Kezar and Keewaydin Lakes.  Stop by and say hello and enter a raffle to win a gift certificate to the Center Lovell Inn.

With over 300 booths filled with home and garden products, as well as the popular "Meet the Chefs Cooking Series," there is plenty to see and do. Looking forward to seeing you at the Show! Visit the Show's Facebook page.  Call 800-359-2033 for more details.

Kezar Realty at the Fryeburg Home, Garden and Flower Show

There is something about the arrival of Spring and our strong desire to be outside to work in the yard as everything turns from winter grey to green! And what better place to obtain new ideas and talk to the pros about your various projects than at the Fryeburg Fairgrounds.  The annual Northern New England Home, Garden, Flower Show will be Friday, May 18th through Sunday, May 20th.

This year Kezar Realty is joining the fun and we will be at Booth F108 inside the Home, Energy & Garden Building.  We will have information about properties for sale in western Maine as well as vacation rental opportunities on Kezar and Keewaydin Lakes.  Stop by and say hello and enter a raffle to win a gift certificate to the Center Lovell Inn.

With over 300 booths filled with home and garden products, as well as the popular "Meet the Chefs Cooking Series," there is plenty to see and do. Looking forward to seeing you at the Show! Visit the Show's Facebook page.  Call 800-359-2033 for more details.