August 10 – 16, 2018 Vol. 20, No. 10

Summertime in the Belgrades

August 10 – 16


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The main lodge at the former Merryweather Camp on Horse Point on Great Pond in Belgrade. For four decades, the property was a boys summer camp, co-owned by Laura Richards, co-author of a Pulitzer-Prize-winning biography of her mother, Julia Ward Howe, who wrote the "Battle Hymn of the Republic." More . . .

Cover Story

How To Be More Of A Mainer

You can't be from here if you're from there, or can you? Try these tips. More . . .


Is Your Well "Well"?

A bit of research into the state of our local well waters soon revealed that we should be asking ourselves this question, "Is my well well?" It turns out that the answer may be "No." It also turns out that it would be wise for many of us to answer the question, "What exactly is in my well water, anyway?" The answer just might be ARSENIC. More . . .


Julia Ward Howe, 1819 – 1910

It won the first biography prize awarded by Pulitzer, in 1917, and written by Laura Richards and two other sisters about their famed mother, who wrote "The Battle Hymn of the Republic." I discovered Julia Ward Howe, 1819 – 1910, a gem of a two-volume biography when the Belgrade Historical Society had a tour of Merryweather Camp, which was once a boys summer camp owned by Richards and her husband on Great Pond. More . . .

The Luckiest Boy

A Village Stroll in 1959, Part IV

Welcome back, strollers. Like bad pennies, we just keep on returning. Walking the East side of Main Street in Belgrade Lakes has taken us three weeks so far, and we may not finish today. Let's give it a shot. More . . .

Take It

Kids Outside On Conserved Land

The summer is flying by. The weather has continued to be variable — mostly hot and humid with a few thundershowers, but occasionally really nice for hiking in the shady woods. There are lots of events going on in town and also outside, and it is heartening to run into so many families out enjoying the local trails. More . . .

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