Summertime in the Belgrades
August 10 16
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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.
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.
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.
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.