Fresh Corn

DSCF8713Some years it seems to take forever for the local corn and then the season is over in a flash. Right now, the corn is absolutely perfect. No butter, pepper or salt necessary. The best place in town is the “Sweet Kid’s Corn” stand on the eastern side of Route 5 across from the golf course.

And if you haven’t already tried this, cook your corn in the microwave. Quick, easy, steaming hot when finished and done perfectly. Click here for the simple steps.

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Lovell’s Super Saturday

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DSCF9028DSCF9021Be prepared to have a fun day in Lovell this Saturday, August 15th and support two local institutions!

The day starts at 9 am with the 40th Annual Lovell Arts and Artisans at the New Suncook School on Route 5. Every exhibitor’s wares are reviewed by a jury so the quality of the merchandise is high. A number of new artisans will be at the show this year joining returning favorites from previous fairs. Be sure to enjoy some wonderful homemade lunches and desserts, the popular used book sale and don’t forget to enter the raffle for a chance to win one of ten prizes donated by the artists. Admission is free and the event is held rain or shine! All proceeds benefit the Charlotte Hobbs Memorial Library.

After a swim in the lake and a quick nap, satisfy your hunger with a delicious Chicken BBQ meal at the Center Lovell Fire House. From 4-7, the Fire Department will be serving barbecued chicken, fresh corn on the cob, salads, watermelon and ice cream! Enjoy your meal inside or outside or take it to go. A great bargain for only $9. Stop in and support the Lovell Volunteer Fire Department!

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2015 Tour de Lovell Photos

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All Photos Courtesy of Wayne Rivet, “The Bridgton News”

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2015 Tenth Annual Tour de Lovell

tour de lovell logoGreat day for today’s Bike Race! Pictures will follow early next week.

Click for OVERALL RESULTS      RESULTS BY DIVISION      KIDS’ TOUR

2015 Tour de Lovell – OVERALL RESULTS
8/1/2015
PLACE BIB FIRST LAST DIVISION HOMETOWN TIME DIV. PLACE
1 157 Nathan Kenison-Marvin Male 20-35 Tuftonboro, NH 53:05.3 1
2 168 Frank O’Reilly Male 36-45 Pearl River, NY 53:25.3 1
3 142 Christopher Darling Male 36-45 Lovell, ME 53:41.8 2
4 134 Ben Finch Male 20-35 Newton, MA 53:53.9 2
5 156 Jason Howes Male 36-45 Naples, ME 53:56.0 3
6 155 Matt Burke Male 20-35 South Paris, ME 53:57.1 3
7 133 Eric Darling Male 36-45 Shelburne, VT 57:58.2 4
8 159 Sean Mohan Male 36-45 Moultonboro, NH 58:35.6 5
9 148 Thad LaVallee Male 36-45 Sharon, MA 59:10.6 6
10 127 Ethan Keyes Male 36-45 Manchester, ME 59:11.5 7
11 111 Ryan Gibbons Male 36-45 Leominster, MA 59:12.9 8
12 125 Parker Normann Male 46-55 Fairfax Station, VA 59:14.5 1
13 154 Nick Burke Male 20-35 Portland, ME 59:22.4 4
14 132 Henry Finch Male 66+ Waban, MA 1:00:36.4 1
15 161 Edward Pond Male 46-55 Sweden, ME 1:00:37.2 2
16 151 Steven Discordia Male 36-45 North Conway, NH 1:00:37.4 9
17 124 Richard John Male 56-65 Wolfeboro, NH 1:00:43.0 1
18 130 Tom Wentworth Male 56-65 Bethel, ME 1:03:01.3 2
19 108 William Buick Male 56-65 New Haven, CT 1:03:02.3 3
20 123 Matthew Rogers Male 46-55 South Berwick, ME 1:03:03.1 3
21 149 Erik Martin Male 20-35 Naples, ME 1:03:03.8 5
22 118 Mary Jo Caselena Female 50+ Bedford, PA 1:03:04.3 1
23 119 Joseph Caselena Male 46-55 Bedford, PA 1:03:06.5 4
24 153 Chris Roy Male 36-45 Bridgton, ME 1:04:00.8 10
25 167 Jeff Hershberger Male 36-45 Greenwood, ME 1:06:08.3 11
26 135 Drew Kissinger Male 36-45 Carlisle, MA 1:06:11.4 12
27 117 Jonathan Carpenter Male 56-65 Yarmouth Port, MA 1:06:26.6 4
28 105 Mark Lush Male 56-65 Ossipee, NH 1:06:50.3 5
29 145 Martin Feeney Male 46-55 Medway, MA 1:06:53.9 5
30 131 Walter Grzyb Male 46-55 Lovell, ME 1:07:12.9 6
31 137 Eric Malinowski Male 36-45 Waterford, ME 1:08:14.3 13
32 166 Chris Comrack Male 36-45 Washington, DC 1:08:18.2 14
33 120 Peter Bell Male 56-65 Waterford, ME 1:09:17.6 6
34 106 Stephen Simmerman Male 36-45 Somerville, MA 1:10:09.9 15
35 141 Christopher Burk Male 36-45 Denmark, ME 1:10:34.1 16
36 140 Kevin O’Rourke Male 36-45 Upton, MA 1:10:42.5 17
37 139 Jan Newhouse Male 56-65 Lovell, ME 1:11:55.8 7
38 144 Derrek Schlottmann Male 46-55 Lovell, ME 1:11:56.0 7
39 163 Andrew Chakoumakos Male 46-55 Lovell, ME 1:12:51.8 8
40 136 Keith Dehner Male 46-55 Little Egg Harbor, NJ 1:13:09.9 9
41 128 Mark Simpson Male 56-65 Farmington, ME 1:13:32.6 8
42 162 Scott Berglund Male 46-55 Stoneham, ME 1:14:55.3 10
43 103 Mark Huston Male 56-65 Jamaica Plain, MA 1:14:58.4 9
44 158 Brent Legere Male 20-35 Lovell, ME 1:18:48.0 6
45 113 Dana Flanders Male 56-65 Houston, TX 1:19:06.8 10
46 110 Dale Lougee Male 66+ Athol, MA 1:19:12.1 2
47 126 Jose Mendoza Male 20-35 Miami, FL 1:19:35.8 7
48 122 Michael McGowan Male 20-35 Naples, ME 1:19:37.9 8
49 109 Wilford Scott Male 56-65 Annapolis, MD 1:20:58.0 11
50 116 Kathryn Carpenter Female 50+ Yarmouth Port, MA 1:20:59.5 2
51 146 David Powers Touring 50-59 Lovell, ME 1:21:09.2 1
52 121 Diane Caracciolo Female 50+ Lovell, ME 1:23:25.4 3
53 170 Edward Poliquin Male 66+ Lovell, ME 1:23:33.1 3
54 107 Andrew Norkin Male 46-55 Denmark, ME 1:24:07.8 11
55 115 Katelyn Shorey Female 29- Sweden, ME 1:24:17.1 1
56 104 Nancy Stockford Female 50+ Jamaica Plain, MA 1:24:29.7 4
57 160 Bob Mallon Male 66+ Fryeburg, ME 1:26:50.1 4
58 129 Gary Prince Male 66+ Stratham, NH 1:28:08.5 5
59 165 Leo Dunn Male 56-65 Lovell, ME 1:28:45.9 12
60 112 Jaimie Crawford Female 29- Fryeburg, ME 1:29:44.8 2
61 114 Nancy Flanders Female 50+ Houston, TX 1:29:54.1 5
62 169 Tyler Blood Male 14- Stratham, ME 1:31:25.1 1
63 171 Kim Poliquin Female 40-49 Boston, MA 1:32:14.9 1
64 143 Hilary Jones Female 50+ Lovell, ME 1:33:21.8 6
65 164 Betsy Alden Touring 60+ Lovell, ME 1:40:57.6 1
66 152 George Vooris Touring 50-59 Naples, ME 1:52:19.2 2
138 Elsa Newhouse Female 50+ Lovell, ME DNF

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2015 Lovell Old Home Days 5k and Parade

Thanks to the many hardy people who woke to pouring rain but still came out to enjoy the 5k run, the parade and fun at the Athletic Field. Fred and Ruth Mitchell were the perfect Grand Marshals. Every year the parade gets better and bigger with outstanding floats and enthusiastic participants. Way to go Lovell!

2015 Lovell 5k Race Summary     2015 Lovell 5k Overall Results

2015 Lovell 5k Age Group Awards

2015 Lovell 5k Age Group Results

Except where noted otherwise, all photos by Michael Dana.

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5k Winners Emily Carty & Silas Eastman. Photo by Pam Bliss

5k Winners Emily Carty & Silas Eastman. Photo by Pam Bliss

 

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2015 Lovell Old Home Days & Fred Mitchell’s 90th Birthday!

2015 5k T-Shirt Design by Phoebe Crowe

2015 5k T-Shirt Design by Phoebe Crowe

In my official capacity as Race Director, I never get to observe the parade that the 5k runners lead to the Athletic Field. Based on the various photos that I saw and the positive comments that were received, last year’s parade was one of the best. Lots of floats, marchers, music and large crowds in the Village and by the Athletic Field. This year, it seems that we might have even more people participating in the parade!

The weekend gets started on Friday afternoon at the Athletic Field with the Kezar Trailbreakers Annual Turkey and Pig Roast. The dinner runs between 5:30 and 7:30 but be sure to get there early to be sure before they run out! Packet pick-up for the 5k run starts at 4:30 at the gazebo.

On Saturday,  a Hearty Breakfast served by the Masons at the Masonic Hall at 7 am starts the day while at 9:45 the 5k run begins with the parade kicking in as the last runner pasts the Wicked Good Store. Everyone ends up at the Athletic Field where there are lots of games for kids, food booths, craft vendors, the Lovell Volunteer Fire Department, an Antique Boat Show and the Blue Willow Band at the gazebo. Plus Cow Chip Bingo at Noon!

This year’s Grand Marshalls are Fred and Ruth Mitchell of North Lovell. Click here for the program.

Join the fun this Saturday! Best viewing spot is anywhere on Main Street down by the Library and up Rt. 93 by the VFW Hall.

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2015 Lovell Old Home Days 5k Run

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July 18th is the date for the 11th Annual Lovell Old Home Days 5k Run. With the help of Steve Pullan, Fryeburg Academy art teacher, a contest is held each year to draw the winning design for the race’s t-shirt. And every year, the students come through with tremendous drawings, making for a tough selection process. As part of the competition, students are asked to incorporate the themes of Lovell and running into their artwork.

This year’s winner is Phoebe Crowe, a Lovell resident who is finishing her junior year at the Academy. She enjoys graphic design and will be taking some pre-college courses this summer at the Maine College of Art.

In the first few years of the design competition, I always hesitated to ask for a change here or there. I didn’t want to insult the artist but Mr. Pullan said that it was important for the student to have some real-world experiences where a client rarely is satisfied with the first or second submission. We asked Phoebe to make some minor adjustments to her original design and she did them well. Last year, Phoebe’s design came in second place and I am sure she was disappointed but she displayed a level of determination by trying again. Tenacity pays off!

So thanks to Phoebe, this year’s 5k run t-shirt will continue the tradition of having a unique and quality design. Not only does she see her drawing on t-shirts around town but she earned the $100 prize!

Remember, only the first 100 registrants are guaranteed a t-shirt! Click here to register on-line. Paper registrations, as well as previous race records, can be downloaded at Lovell5k.com.

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