May 31 – June 13, 2019Vol. 21, No. 1

Welcome Letter

Dear Readers,

Thanks to you, we are back. We love how you are always chasing us down — looking for the latest issue of Summertime in the Belgrades, telling us how much you appreciate our coverage, using our suggestions, news and information to have a great, fun, wholesome and happy summer lifestyle.

Thanks to our advertisers, too — to a support network of businesses and services that provide a positive experience for the many visitors, vacationers and residents that enjoy life among central Maine's lakes and towns and activities.

In an ever-changing world, Summertime in the Belgrades is and will remain a unique constant. It is the source for a seasonal sampling of where to go and what to do, a guide to a wealth of outings and activities, quieter times and endearing traditions. And it is a reminder that a simpler, saner side of life is possible and it's right here — all around us and in the pages of each issue.

Summertime in the Belgrades 2019 promises a rewarding range of editorial coverage: some history, some current events, some conservation, a lot of outdoor-oriented information and a lot of news you can use.

So, what are we waiting for? Summer is the best excuse to travel through our beautiful lake-dotted scenery, drive into a historic village or town, stop at a friendly, local shop or store and pick up a current copy of Summertime before heading to the nearest waterside picnic table, ice cream stand or back to the deck or dock.

Here's to good reading and a great summer.

Esther, Michael, Gregor
Corey and Ethan