Summertime in the Belgrades
August 21 September 30
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.
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.
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.
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.