Blog :: 06-2012

Enjoy A Week On Kezar Lake

Is there anything better than Maine in the summer? Warm sun, blue skies, a gentle breeze and cool evenings make for a perfect vacation. Add swimming in the clean waters of Kezar Lake to the mix and you just might not want to go home!

As we approach the first day of summer, there is plenty of time to book a week or two on a Kezar Lake cabin. Don't hesitate to contact Jeanne Bonner (207-925-1500) to see what dates are available.

One of the great aspects of a Kezar vacation is that you can choose to spend the whole time relaxing at the cabin or go for day hikes, play a round of golf, visit Storyland, run the Lovell 5k or enjoy some special beer at the world-famous Ebenezer's Pub!

The beautiful pictures above were taken at Camp J2 on Stearns Road. Please review the attached flyer for more detailed information about this special location.

Enjoy A Week On Kezar Lake

Is there anything better than Maine in the summer? Warm sun, blue skies, a gentle breeze and cool evenings make for a perfect vacation. Add swimming in the clean waters of Kezar Lake to the mix and you just might not want to go home!

As we approach the first day of summer, there is plenty of time to book a week or two on a Kezar Lake cabin. Don't hesitate to contact Jeanne Bonner (207-925-1500) to see what dates are available.

One of the great aspects of a Kezar vacation is that you can choose to spend the whole time relaxing at the cabin or go for day hikes, play a round of golf, visit Storyland, run the Lovell 5k or enjoy some special beer at the world-famous Ebenezer's Pub!

The beautiful pictures above were taken at Camp J2 on Stearns Road. Please review the attached flyer for more detailed information about this special location.

Beijing Update, Part Three

My, oh my, how fast the time has gone by! It seems like only yesterday that we drove Anna to Portland in the middle of the night in the aftermath of Hurricane Irene. She is now in the home stretch of her Beijing stay and is scheduled to return on the 23rd of June.

On weekends, Anna has been blessed to be associated with a wonderful host family and has had the opportunity to experience the Chinese culture firsthand. She accompanied the family on a trip to their home town in the province of Shanxi where she visited many local buildings. She has learned to appreciate the temples and buildings and as Anna says,"...it truly boggles the mind when you think how OLD they actually are".

Her host sister, Tian Jiao, is 16 years old and is a junior in high school. She is on track to attend college in England where her interests are fashion design and psychology.

Shanxi is famous for its noodles (which look delicious) and its spices. Not sure what spice the gentleman is grinding and selling in small jars but I'm not sure if I would be brave enough to try!

No trip to China would be complete without a visit to the Great Wall. Anna has been to the Wall three times at three different locations. On her most recent visit, Anna and her friends climbed the Wall's many twists and turns and decided to sit down for a rest. They began singing popular American songs and entertained the many people walking by.

Anna has survived the rigorous HSK language test (although she won't know her final score until just prior to leaving) and gave her final 'paper' on the various modes of transportation in Beijing. Making sure that Michael Dana, her former Fryeburg Academy film teacher, would be proud, Anna incorporated video interviews of taxi drivers as well as videos of the subway system, buses, pedestrians and bicycles into her presentation.

Due to arrive back in Portland on June 23rd, Anna is enjoying her last two weeks at the No. 80 High School. One person who played a major role in her daily life has been her dorm mother Zhang. Although she was responsible for making sure her room was always clean and tidy, as well as getting up on time in the morning, Anna will forever have fond memories of Zhang.

Anna is enrolled in the Chinese Flagship Program at Hunter College, NYC and will start a summer program in July and will continue in the fall. Prior to that she is looking forward to seeing her friends, smelling the wonderful Maine air and swimming in Kezar Lake.

Beijing Update, Part Three

My, oh my, how fast the time has gone by! It seems like only yesterday that we drove Anna to Portland in the middle of the night in the aftermath of Hurricane Irene. She is now in the home stretch of her Beijing stay and is scheduled to return on the 23rd of June.

On weekends, Anna has been blessed to be associated with a wonderful host family and has had the opportunity to experience the Chinese culture firsthand. She accompanied the family on a trip to their home town in the province of Shanxi where she visited many local buildings. She has learned to appreciate the temples and buildings and as Anna says,"...it truly boggles the mind when you think how OLD they actually are".

Her host sister, Tian Jiao, is 16 years old and is a junior in high school. She is on track to attend college in England where her interests are fashion design and psychology.

Shanxi is famous for its noodles (which look delicious) and its spices. Not sure what spice the gentleman is grinding and selling in small jars but I'm not sure if I would be brave enough to try!

No trip to China would be complete without a visit to the Great Wall. Anna has been to the Wall three times at three different locations. On her most recent visit, Anna and her friends climbed the Wall's many twists and turns and decided to sit down for a rest. They began singing popular American songs and entertained the many people walking by.

Anna has survived the rigorous HSK language test (although she won't know her final score until just prior to leaving) and gave her final 'paper' on the various modes of transportation in Beijing. Making sure that Michael Dana, her former Fryeburg Academy film teacher, would be proud, Anna incorporated video interviews of taxi drivers as well as videos of the subway system, buses, pedestrians and bicycles into her presentation.

Due to arrive back in Portland on June 23rd, Anna is enjoying her last two weeks at the No. 80 High School. One person who played a major role in her daily life has been her dorm mother Zhang. Although she was responsible for making sure her room was always clean and tidy, as well as getting up on time in the morning, Anna will forever have fond memories of Zhang.

Anna is enrolled in the Chinese Flagship Program at Hunter College, NYC and will start a summer program in July and will continue in the fall. Prior to that she is looking forward to seeing her friends, smelling the wonderful Maine air and swimming in Kezar Lake.

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    Heather Masse & Jed Wilson at the Brick Church

    The 2012 Brick Church for the Performing Arts Summer Program starts with a bang this Thursday, June 7th, at 7:30. Heather Masse and Jed Wilson will be on stage together with all of the proceeds going to the belfry rebuilding fund.

    Heather and Jed met as jazz students at the New England Conservatory of Music and have been performing together for more than 10 years. They have appeared in theaters across the country including guest spots on Garrison Keillor's popular radio program A Prairie Home Companion. Heather grew up here in Lovell and now lives in New York while Jed grew up in Gladstone Oregon and now makes Lovell his home.

    This is a rare opportunity to hear two talented artists in an informal, local setting. Be sure to come early as tickets, at $15 each, are only available at the door. Refreshments will be served at intermission. For more information, call 207-925-2792 or visit LovellBrickChurch.org.

    Heather Masse & Jed Wilson at the Brick Church

    The 2012 Brick Church for the Performing Arts Summer Program starts with a bang this Thursday, June 7th, at 7:30. Heather Masse and Jed Wilson will be on stage together with all of the proceeds going to the belfry rebuilding fund.

    Heather and Jed met as jazz students at the New England Conservatory of Music and have been performing together for more than 10 years. They have appeared in theaters across the country including guest spots on Garrison Keillor's popular radio program A Prairie Home Companion. Heather grew up here in Lovell and now lives in New York while Jed grew up in Gladstone Oregon and now makes Lovell his home.

    This is a rare opportunity to hear two talented artists in an informal, local setting. Be sure to come early as tickets, at $15 each, are only available at the door. Refreshments will be served at intermission. For more information, call 207-925-2792 or visit LovellBrickChurch.org.