Grand Lake Stream News

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Dave McCullough


April 1st is always a special time each year at GLS when the stream opens up for fishing. We can perhaps forgive that long thankless winter and now focus on poles and rushing waters.

The Pine Tree Store is reporting that there are lots of snowmobilers stopping in after they have enjoyed the well groomed trails that dedicated citizens worked on to give us all a last “winter hoorah” with our machines.  

The March 31st program that was planned by the GLS Volunteer Fire Department has been canceled.

As time passes we all find grief in our lives. Kate Braestrup is an author and Chaplin for the Maine Warden Service. This is a service offered by the Warden Service that I was unaware of and wanted to share the info with the column readers.  She will be presenting a forum at the USM campus in Portland on Wednesday, May 2.  Call 207-289-3643 for further information.

The Maine Warden Service was recently provided with a special gift, one that is at the heart of any outdoor enthusiast who loves a good Maine winter. Nine pair of genuine, Maine-made snowshoes were donated to the newest graduating class of game wardens to use in their missions that range from fish and wildlife conservation, search and rescue and public safety. These aren’t just any pair of snowshoes but these are the best in the business. From just about anywhere in the world where there’s snowfall, these snowshoes are a prized possession used even by our finest athletes for the U.S. Olympics.

Bob and Andrea Howe live in the small 50-resident township of Pleasant Ridge, just four miles west of Route 201 in Bingham. It is here that Bob and Andrea have created what is considered by many the finest snowshoe in the world. Hand built in every way to include materials sourced right here in Maine, the Maine Guide Snowshoe is as much a piece of art as it is practical and dependable. Bob has had a passion for the outdoors for more than 40 years; 42 of those years as a Master Maine Guide. He’s been crafting snowshoes for close to 20 years.

On Thursday, March 29th, Downeast Lakes Land Trust welcomes Valerie Lawson and Michael Brown as they present “3 Nations Anthology.”  This book is a collection of poems, short stories, and essays from local writers, including Passamaquoddy and Canadian authors, who have special connections to the Downeast region.  The program will start at 6 p.m. in the Grand Lake Stream School Building.  For more information, please contact DLLT at (207) 796-2100.

A couple of mornings ago we had three young deer crossing our front lawn heading toward the nearby woods.  The night before the coyotes were having a great concert close to our home.  Snow is still pretty deep in the woods around our house so we hope the deer, especially the young ones, will be able to survive a little longer. The coyote contest ends this year at midnight on March 31, 2018.

Your humble correspondent, Dave McCullough, 207-712-8294 or