August 21 – September 30, 2015 Vol. 17, No. 12

Summertime in the Belgrades

August 21 – September 30


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Half an hour before sunset, the sun bathes in gold the pines of Chute Island on Great Pond in Rome. As day turns to dusk, so must summer turn to autumn. More . . .

Cover Story

2015: On To An Awesome Autumn

Enter the most beautiful and invigorating season of the year in central Maine. Call it fall, call it autumn, call it the end of summer, it is a time of change. More . . .


Belgrade Women Facilitate Donation to Historical Society

A substantial collection of Belgrade memorabilia gathered over a lifetime by a 1941 graduate of Belgrade High School has made its way back to Belgrade from Pennsylvania. Thanks to the efforts of Tasha Stevens and Priscilla Spiller, several boxes of a lifetime of collecting by their great aunt, 92-year-old Martha Withers Pink, were recently received by the Belgrade Historical Society. More . . .


Another Dam Committee

Believe it or not, there is actually a Dam(s) Committee! I am not referring to the fictitious yet gripping comic-mystery novel The Dam Committee and its sequel More Dam Trouble by Belgrade's very own Earl H. Smith. The actual Dams Committee is an interlocal agreement for the management of all of the Belgrade area dams to control those waters within our watershed. More . . .

Take It

Get Out And Enjoy the End of Summer!

Last week was difficult for me because I couldn't get out and really enjoy the lakes. I had some minor surgery on one of my fingers, and my doctor didn't want me to touch fish or lake water for at least nine days afterwards. I did manage to get out and hike some of the local trails, beginning with BRCA's French Mountain Trail off Watson Pond Road in Rome. More . . .

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