A beautiful, early spring day on Friday. Lots of sunshine, light breeze, and the temperature climbed to be right around 50F. A good day to get some outdoor springtime chores done. It looks like Saturday will be a day of transition from nice in the morning to cloudy with a major storm arriving Saturday night. Severe storms are predicted for the US mid-west Saturday afternoon, and that same system is supposed to bring thunderstorms and heavy rain to this area Saturday night into Sunday. The piles of snow along the driveway and around the parking lot are slowly getting smaller. With days that have afternoons well above freezing and mornings right around freezing it should keep things melting in a nice, gentle way. The ice is no longer safe to travel on.
Ice-out contest is now closed to entries. The statistical average of all of your guesses this year is April 20 at 1:28PM. Keep an eye on the pole in the boathouse webcam to see who wins. With no open water visible to the east of the marina yet, best guess is we will be boating the weekend of April 18th, but that is no more scientific than any of your guesses.
After a review of the provincial business shutdown exemptions, we will be able to operate at least portions of the business. Convenience stores and marine fuel are essential businesses. Exposing employees to the public is an issue though, so things might be moving slowly. The store will not be very well stocked until some alternate method of obtaining inventory is worked out.
Effective immediately, the Limerick Township waste disposal site hours are 10AM to 1PM Saturday and Sunday only. No Wednesday hours. Access limited to one person at a time. The March property tax payment has also been deferred for 30 days with no interest or penalty. So for now it is due April 30. New bills will NOT be sent out. More information is promised in the near future.
Most ATV trails in Eastern Ontario are closed. Same message as everyone else is saying: STAY HOME!
The roadway is chained closed until such time as the frost comes out of the ground and the road surface hardens again. Call for an appointment to have it down if you need to come in for a particular purpose. The chain is really only there to keep sightseers out on muddy afternoons. And right now the warmer afternoons are muddy!
There are two cabins still available for the opening weekend (June 27) of bass season. Lodge reservations are not being taken until the current emergency settles out.
A marina customer has an almost brand new 9.9 Yamaha outboard for sale. 2019 model. 15 inch transom, manual start. 4 stroke. Perfect condition. Drop me a line and I will put you in touch with the seller.
The LWRA AGM will be here at the Lodge on Saturday July 4th. The LWRA summer social event is Saturday afternoon, August 1.
On the long range planning calendar, the very popular licensed event that we have had the last few years is planned for the evening of August 15, 2020. That is a week earlier than previous years as the resort is booked for a wedding on August 22. Derek Morris will be back providing the entertainment. Made sure I got on his calendar early this year.
460 Limerick Lake North Shore is still on the market. The price is now $239.