Published DateOn Wednesday, June 20, at 6:30 p.m. at the New Suncook School cafeteria the Neighborhood Watch will hold a program on distracted driving. Trooper Dan Hanson of the Maine State Police will talks about the dangers and the laws pertaining to distractive driving. When it was just cell phones held to the ear it was dangerous but now with all those who think they can text and drive the conditions could be fatal. Trooper Hanson, who is a certified crash Reconstructionist, will try to explain how distraction can lead to these fatal crashes. If you have teenagers this would be a great opportunity for them to hear what can happen if you aren't paying attention to your driving. This meeting is open to the public and it's free.
The Charlotte Hobbs summer program will be "Dream Big, Read." The Start-of-Summer party will be held on June 22 from 1 to 3 p.m. That day children from ages 2 to 12 can sign up to be a member to the summer reading club. When each child signs up, they will be given a reading log that can be used to redeem prizes over the summer. They will also be able to receive a free ticket vouchers for a Portland Sea Dogs game of their choosing. At 2 p.m. the Greater Lovell Land Trust will present a Chewonki program "Owls of Maine". The children will have the opportunity to learn about their habits and adaptations of the Native Maine Owls. The stars of this program will be the Barred Owl, Great Horned Owl, the Screech and Saw-whet Owls. After the informative slide show the children and others can meet the birds in person. This is a program for kids and adults alike for the slam dunk beginning of the Library summer for kids.
The Library is also having a program for the younger children ages infants – 5 years old in the Star Babies group and Kindergarten and 1st and 2nd grades in the Dream Catchers group. Their Story time will be held on Fridays starting on June 22 at 10 to 11 a.m. with the Star Babies. The Schedule for the children for the Star Babies will be July 6 - Luna Tunes, July 13 - Night Visitors and July 20– Starry Nights. The Dream Catchers are the same July dates but starting at 1 pm with programs Light up the Night, Dream on and Fly Me to the Moon. Dates for Aug. will be in the August Library News Letter for both the Star Babies and the Dream Catchers.
On June 22 at the Charlotte Hobbs Memorial Library the Lovell Recreation director Meg Dyer will register any children who have not signed up for the recreational programs from 1 to 3 p.m. Programs available are tennis, horse care, fly fishing, and many others. So this is the chance to make you choice.
On Friday, June 29, at 7:30 pm at the Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center there will be a special screening of the locally made film "You Can't Kill Stephen King." This feature length horror film was the brain storm of Monroe Mann and Ronnie Khalil. Mann, who graduated from Fryeburg Academy, made the film with help from his buds. Many of the scenes were shot in Lovell and Severance Lodge in 2010. The film took the people's choice – best feature film award during the Lewiston-Auburn Film Festival in Lewiston, Maine. A Los Angeles agency, Camelot Entertainment Group, took the film to the Cannes Film Market in France where it had a successful run. The film was written by Monroe Mann, Ronnie Khalil and Bob Madia, Directed by Monroe Mann, Ronnie Khalil and Jorge Valdes-lga. All proceeds from tickets sold will be donated to the Kezar Lake Watershed Association.
The annual Charlotte Hobbs Memorial Luncheon will be held at Severance Lodge Club on June 24 at noon. This is the event where the library celebrates the effort of all the volunteers who works diligently for the library. It's also a sort of gathering of friends after the winter. The special guest speaker will be our own Jo Radner. The price of the ticket is $20 and reservation can be made by calling the Library art (207) 925-3177.
The annual Historical Society dinner will be held at Ebenezer's on Monday, June 25, at 6 p.m.. The menu is a choice of sirloin tips, salmon or chicken breast with salad and dessert included for $24. For those interested in attending, contact the society at (207) 925-3234.
June 7, 2012 started another round of Thursday Ladies Days golf at Lake Kezar Country Club. With a group of ladies attending from Eagle Mountain, there was a great crowd. Nothing complicated just keep track of those putts. Winners in third place were Thea Middlemiss, Nancy Fitzsimmons, Betsy Huebner, Ethel Hurst, Lee Beatty, and Marylou DuBeau with 16 putts. In 2nd place were Ann Nelson and Cathy Duggan with 15 putts. The first place winners were Peg Robbins, Alma Richards, Ellie Veale and Sandy Estes with 14. Peg Robbins, Mary Sayles, Ann Nelson and Alma Richards all won for a chip in. Great day great company.
The Brick Church for the Performing Arts in Lovell heard some wonderful music on June 7 when Heather Masse and Jed Wilson were the guest performers. The vivid back drop, of deep blue accented with green trim, described as "wings" was donated by Transformit Inc. of Gorham Maine through BCPA board member Jonathan Crowe who is the Vice President of Design for the company. Set in front of the stark white wall, it provides a dramatic back ground for the performers. This improvement to the building shows how far the group has come to transform it as a place for entertainment for the public. The evening's concert was to raise money for the rebuilding of the belfry which is badly needed. With Heather and Jed as the headliners the church was filled to capacity. A Lovell girl, Heather, sang some songs familiar to the audience but most were songs she had written herself. The couple stirred the audience by raising them up with a jazzy beat only to bring it down to a slow smooth level. Heather's range gives her the opportunity to play with the tune to the delight of the listeners. No one went away disappointed with the evening's entertainment.