Grand Lake Stream

Town News

Dave McCullough

Be sure and look at the great full page ad on the back cover of the Advertiser this week!

As only grandparents know it is wonderful to spend time with a grandchild!! We drove to Bangor and met Nolan’s Dad and his Uncle so we could bring Nolan to Grand Lake Stream for the summer. Our good neighbors the Grays had their two boys, Owen and Seth here for the weekend so Tough End was mighty active with young boys!

On our way to Bangor we traveled out the Little River Road then connected with the 5200 road to Route Nine. The first few miles out of Grand Lake were quite rough but as we left Webber Land and traveled on Land Trust Roads a vehicle could move right along.

With a 12 year old living in the house there always needs to have some sort of “ACTION”. Fishing in the Canal, riding bikes and going over to the Mabee home to see if their boys were going to be arriving soon. Of course some swimming and from all reports the water is still quite cold so the time in the water was limited. The boys kept themselves busy with building projects and experimenting to see if they could convert an old bicycle into a paddle boat.

One of the high lights for Grandpa was the flying of a model airplane with floats on Sunday evening off from a boat a few hundred feet above the dam. The technology with remote controlled model airplanes is almost unbelievable! The rechargeable batteries will fly the airplane for close to a half hour. Nolan piloted the plane to a few hundred feet in the air and then did touch and goes. The wind was calm above the dam.  On a calm evening come and watch how technology in planes has changed.

The Grand Lake Stream ATV Club has a great summer of activities planned. If you do not have an ATV don’t let that keep you from joining and attending all the great social activities.

Grand Lake Stream ATV Club June 26 6-7 P.M. School Building

**Please note time change due to program at the gls historical museum/downeast land trust-wayne cutris presents “the last great walk”


Secretary-Linda Curtis

Treasurer-Carol Minner

Membership Secretary-Patty Weeks

Trails-Al LaPlante (work party on KSB trail)

ATV Maine Meeting-Bruce Minner

Sue LaPlante-Recreational Trails Grant (up to $35,000-work with Snowmobile Club and DLLT) 

Report on June Events-Community Ride, Ride to Trimble Mountain, St. Agatha 3 day ride

Upcoming Events

July 4 Parade-Linda Curtis

A special thanks to Machias Savings Bank for their support of the Grand Lake Stream July 4th celebration!

Up-Coming Events from the Downeast Lakes Land Trust

Explorations and Adventures–Children’s Summer Programs Tuesday, July 1, 2014 - 9:30 AM to Tuesday, August 19, 2014 12:00 PM School Building Water St, Grand Lake Stream

The Downeast Lakes Land Trust is pleased to again welcome young explorers and adventurers to its free Tuesday morning programs which run from 9:30 AM to 12 Noon.

Adventurers aged 6-10 are invited to join us over the summer to learn about:

Nature Journaling, Mosses and Lichens, Forests, Little Mayberry Cove, Capturing Nature with Watercolors with Rebekah Raye, Leaves, Animal Tracks, Water Bugs. Explorers should come equipped with sensible shoes, a water bottle, a snack, sunblock and bug spray. Older and younger children and accompanying cool adults are welcome to attend as well.

Serious Skills for Boys and Girls—Thursday, July 3, 2014 - 9:30 AM to Thursday, August 21, 2014 12:00 PM School Building, Water St, Grand Lake Stream

The Downeast Lakes Land Trust is pleased to offer a series of free outdoor skills programs to young people ages 11-16 on Thursday mornings through-out the summer. Students will learn:

Wood Construction Skills (Students will build a parade float!) Archery Basics, Introductory Canoeing, Map and Compass Skills, Fire Making, Wild Food Identification, Fly Casting, Emergency Shelter Building

In addition to sturdy clothing and shoes, participants should bring a drink, snack, sunblock, and insect spray.  If possible, students should bring their own tools and equipment. However, no tools or equipment are required to participate.

For more information contact the Downeast Lakes Land Trust by calling 207-796-2100 or by emailing Prior booking for these programs is not required, but it is appreciated.

Race for Grand Lake Stream Friday, July 4, 2014 - 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM Downeast Lakes Land Trust Lawn 4 Water St, Grand Lake Stream

As part of the Grand Lake Stream, America 4th of July Celebrations, the Downeast Lakes Land Trust is pleased to host the 5th annual “Race for Grand Lake Stream.” The 3-mile long run is from Big Lake to the center of the village, parallel to Grand Lake Stream along a quiet, tree-lined paved road. There are categories for runners and walkers, and all are encouraged to attend.

Registration is $10 and will include a Grand Lake Stream, America t-shirt. Awards will be given for the following categories:

1st place overall, Male/Female

Youth – 15 and below Male/Female:  16-30 M/F, 31-50 M/F, 51-70 M/F, 71+ M/F, Walkers M/F.

Have a full week of getting your float ready for July 4th parade. Check out the July 4th full page ad on the back of the Advertiser this week. Information is available at the Pine Tree Store or the Land Trust or by contacting your humble correspondent, Dave McCullough, 207-796-2286 or