When I was a kid, I used to go sliding on my sled and when a bunch of us went together, we had a sliding party. Nowadays, I guess people go sledding on their sleds and have sledding parties. Whichever term you choose, Barnes Road offers a wonderful place to get from the top of the hill to the bottom of the hill on sleds. On Friday night, not only will there be opportunities to use sleds, there will be a bonfire, lots of roasted and toasted goodies, hot chocolate, and a pond to ice skate on. Hosts for this free, annual event are Charlie Felt and Carol Norman. The Ladies Aid Association sponsors this fun-filled, family event as a way of saying "Thank you" to all their supporters throughout the year. Everyone is invited, to skate, eat, slide, sled, or just to socialize!
Do folks still go riding in their cars? Or do they go "carring"? I have to try to keep up with the terminologies of the era.
Charlotte Dominique, hostess at the Upton House, offers the following information which snowmobilers might find helpful. "A snowmobile registered in this state or in New Hampshire may be operated without further registration requirements on those portions of the Maine-New Hampshire Cooperative trails means: 1) New Hampshire Trail 18 as identified in the Success Pond-Grafton Notch area; and 2) Maine Trail ITS 80 as identified in the Evans Notch area of the White Mountain National Forest." -- from 7 B. "State of Maine ATV and Snowmobile Laws and Rules: Effective December 1, 2010." Happy Riding! The trails are reportedly great.
Ed Bennett and Nancy Thew have been enjoying snowshoeing and have made trails from their home, connecting trails to Barnes Road and to Lake View Road. They've also been feeding about 10 deer, four of them being yearlings.
Did you know that tomatoes(aka the love apple) used to be grown for ornamental reasons only and were considered poisonous by early Mainers? Now, of course, we know that they're a delicious addition to many recipes (or by themselves), but, are they a veggie or a fruit? There will probably be lots of tomatoes used in a variety of ways at the Italian Buffet on Saturday night at the Ladies Aid Building. The dinner will start at 5:30 p.m. and, as always, skilled cooks will offer delicious foods. Don't miss it!
Have a wonderful week. Selah