Not much for new snow in these parts since last weeks big thaw. A few light snowfalls, but that has been it. The next chance for any significant snowfall is more than a week away. Looks like there is little to no chance of trails re-opening in any significant number for awhile now. (see comments in the following paragraph) The ice should be firmed back up pretty good for ice fishing this coming weekend, and it should not be as bitter cold as some recent ones have been.
In spite of pleas from pretty much everyone involved, a large number of the major trails in the area were ridden on by wheeled vehicles last weekend while it was warm The east-west rail trail to Coe Hill was severely damaged. Ruts over a foot deep were left that have now frozen hard. The 950 Limerick Trail has been staked, but there is not enough snow to groom the over-land parts so it is still closed.
Caught word of a "Limerick Lake South" gathering this past week on the west coast of Florida. A dozen or so cottagers who spend time in the sunny south all got together for a little celebration.
A rare celestial occurrence later in the month. In the early morning hours of Jan. 31, there will be a full moon, it will be another super moon as the moon is still closer to the earth in its rotation, AND, just before the moon sets near sunrise, there will be a total lunar eclipse visible throughout North America.
The Hideaway in Coe Hill is open Friday noon to 8, Saturday noon to 8, and Sundays noon to 5. The owners were volunteering in the district 2 booth at the fall snowmobile show and are avid supporters of the sport.
Please note that there will be no January Township Council meeting. The next meeting of Council is February 18, 2019.
Hastings The Musical is coming to Bancroft! After rave reviews, sold-out performances, and requests for the show from across the province, Tweed & Company Theatre is thrilled to be bringing this show to The Village Playhouse in Bancroft next summer. Do not miss this fantastic production, with its beautiful rustic set and costumes, incredible original score by Canadian Composers, and its sweeping magical story, HASTINGS! The Musical is going to be the hit of the summer season. Show dates: Tues, Aug 7th @ 7:30 PM, Wed, Aug 8th @ 7:30 PM, Thurs, Aug 9th @ 2:00 PM, Thurs, Aug 9th @ 7:30 PM, Fri, Aug 10th @ 7:30 PM, Sat, Aug 11 @ 2:00 PM, Sat, Aug 11 @ 7:30 PM. Tickets are $30 for adults and $20 for students.
Into a quiet time of year for real estate activity: #310, water access in Greens Bay is still listed as well as #316 Greens Bay that was listed late in the summer. Both are lovely places in that bay.