Summertime in the Belgrades
June 2 – 15
Welcome to the summer of 2017 and to the 25th season of this unique Belgrades newspaper. We start a new season of summer and of Summertime, as a spokespiece for much that is family-oriented and wholesome in the area, that is of current concern and historic interest, that is beckoning everyone to enjoy, and to participate in, the events, the recreation, the beautiful natural setting.
Later this month, Kotlas, Russia, Greater Waterville's sister city, will celebrate the one hundredth anniversary of its founding. Four area residents will travel to Kotlas to join in the festivities.
A cove, a boy and a boat. For as long as I can remember, there was our cove and there was Glenn, the boy in the boat with a motor. Like most kids on a lake in his day, the cove — our cove — was Glenn's world.
You hear the term "non-point source pollution" or NPS. The term means just what it implies. The pollution comes from many sources instead of a single point. How do we address non-point source pollution? We use a "Best Management Practice."
Well, it seemed like the winter would never get over, and the big Valentine's Day storm sealed our fate. We haven't been up to camp since Columbus Day weekend last fall. After the Christmas holidays were over and we got through the 2017 New Year blast, occasional thoughts of the coming summer started to creep in.
When I was growing up and there was any kind of ruckus in the house, which was pretty common with six kids, my mother would tell us to, "Take it outside!" We would then head out to the woods behind the house to find something to do. My mother was a wise woman.