August 2 – 8, 2019Vol. 21, No. 9

Saturday, August 3 will see the dedication of Belgrade newest public space. Constructed on land that was once part of the grand and historic Belgrade Hotel's spacious lawns and golf course, the Belgrade Village Green is cause for a lot of celebration: The new one-acre park at the south end of Belgrade Lakes Village features a gazebo, a unique stone seat wall, benches, bike rakes, a small parking lot and pathways through the park and is the ideal setting for picnics, concerts, weddings and quiet relaxing.


LakeSmart Tip

Don't Hesitate, Vegetate!

This tip is all about how to vegetate. And no, I don't mean vegetate as in being passive, inactive, and dull. I mean vegetate as in to grow or sprout or plant! More . . .

Books

David McCullough Histories and Maine Connections

David McCullough and his wife Rosalee spend summers in Camden to be close to their daughter and grandchildren who live there year round. How I loved finding a copy of The Pioneers, his newest history, at our Belgrade Library last week. More . . .

The Luckiest Boy

The Lights Are On

As Maine's summer season skips along, a certain mindset and aura engulf us all. I think we could all make our own list of what summer means to us and many would look very similar. Some of our list would include: sails on the horizon, family picnics, company from near and far, the laughter of children — and lights around the lake. More . . .

Take It
Outside

For the Birds

The third Saturday in July was the annual loon count in Maine, coordinated by Maine Audubon. Every year over 1000 volunteers, of which I am one, attempt to count all the loons on a couple hundred Maine lakes at the same time. More . . .