Most of us, I am sure, have been acutely aware of how cold it’s been in town lately. The cold temperatures apparently do not ensure the ice is safe as a truck went through Long Lake in Naples this past weekend. Have no fear, the scheduled Naples Winter Carnival will go on, no matter what the conditions. Possible scenarios include limiting the types of activities or moving the events to a safer part of Long Lake within Naples.
the Ski Team
A pancake breakfast to benefit the Lake Region High School Alpine Ski Team was held this past Saturday. The team is traveling to participate in the end-of-year State Competition to be held at Black Mountain in Rumford during school vacation. The $425 raised from the breakfast will go toward covering the team’s lodging and meals.
The organizers and team would like to thank Deb and Pete Marucci and the Colonial Mast Campground for the use of their facility, the Bridgton Alliance church for the use of their chairs, Hannaford for donating paper goods, and volunteers Ella Sulloway, Jackson Dinsmore and Nick Priest for the efforts and time. A big thank-you also goes to all from the community who came out to eat and show their support.
If you missed this event, you still have a chance to show your support. A spaghetti supper is planned for Saturday, Feb. 16, from 4:30-6:30 p.m. at the Oriental Lodge No. 13 on Harrison Road, Route 117, in Bridgton. Tickets are $7 for adults, and $5 for kids and seniors. Spaghetti comes with three sauces (marinara, meatball and alfredo), bread, salads and dessert.
Wow! What an exciting LRHS girls varsity basketball game I attended last Friday night. I was there to see Mrs. Bartlett’s third-grade class from Songo Locks school perform the National Anthem. Let’s just say Beyonce better watch out! They did a great job and have the cute factor cornered as well. The Laker girls played a fierce game to win over the Greely school team out of Cumberland. I highly recommend attending one of these games to support our local girls but also they are fun and exciting to watch. There is a home game this Friday night, Feb. 8, at 7 p.m. Then the girls are off to the tournaments over school break. Go team!
Moose Landing Changes Hands
Dan Craffey has said his official goodbye on Facebook. He is no longer the owner of Moose Landing Marina, which Craffey opened in 2003. The Marina was bought by Yarmouth Boat Yard. Craffey thanked all his loyal customers and assured them the same great staff and service will remain intact. Congratulations to the Craffey Family and best wishes on their new ventures.
Congratulations to Naples’ own Q-Team for doing the right thing. Recently, several employees took the time to change a flat tire for a woman on a very cold morning. It probably didn’t take their crew more than 5 minutes to do the job. They posted a photo of the scene on their Facebook page, stating that they had done our “Good Deed for the Day.” The post produced the most “Likes” for the Q Team’s page on Facebook that they had ever gotten, more than 1,900. Thanks Q-Team. It seems obvious that people would stop to help, but unfortunately, it’s not as obvious as it should be.
State Park Reservations
If you are dreaming about summer, you might be in the mood to make some plans for some camping. The reservation system for the 2013 camping season opened last Friday. You can now reserve a campground site for all state park campgrounds by visiting www.campwithme.com or calling 800-332-1501 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Many residents are busy in the summer with seasonal businesses or visiting relatives, so making a quick escape to Sebago Lake State Park for a couple of nights of nature loving seems like a good thing to plan for.