We could not have asked for a nicer winter holiday weekend. Sunday was a bit colder than Saturday, but there was less wind, and once again, bright sunshine all day making it feel warmer than it was. Add in roughly 2 feet of light, fluffy snow on the ground and it has been perfect for all types of outdoor activities. The parking lot showed it with a record breaking 36 cars in the lot Saturday, and still close to 30 cars Monday morning. There is some light snow falling early Monday, but they say that will clear shortly to be another sunny day.
Still sketchy on details, but one of our long time Limerick Lake cottagers (6 generations) lost their family home to a fire Saturday evening in Belleville. Ruth Cook-OConnells home in the east end of town was heavily damaged.
We recently had a cancellation of a reservation for the 3 campsites for opening weekend of bass. As of now there are campsites and cabins available for opening weekend. (June 22) The following weekend, Canada Day, is booked pretty much full.
7/62 Brewing received their brewing equipment this past weekend. They will be opening soon in what had been a garage or auto dealership a generation ago on the north end of Madoc roughly across from Bush furniture. It was a make your own wine place more recently.
Just a reminder that we are full on weekends here for the remainder of this winter. That is why trying to make on-line reservations shows no availability. It is not a software error. May sound odd, but we are taking reservations for winter weekends in 2020.
Many of you attended the Tweed and Company performance of "Hastings the Musical" in Bancroft last summer. Limerick Lodge was one of the major corporate sponsors who made the production possible. I have been working with their business manager to bring them right here to the lodge to perform a musical comedy on the night of July 6th. Stay tuned for more details as we get it set up.
I am working to bring someone from either the Hastings County paramedic squad or the Red Cross to the marina on a convenient Saturday or Sunday morning (probably July 6 or 13) in the early summer to conduct a class on CPR and mouth to mouth resuscitation.
Information about a very popular spring event. (Note, this is not the Dungannon Mud Bog but is a family friendly guided ride)Annual Backwoods ATV/UTV Tour, Saturday, May 4, 2019. Registration is now open. https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/backwoods-atv-utv-tour-tickets-… Supporting Non-Profit BCT (Bancroft Community Transportation)
613-318-5455 or 613-334-2807 This event will sell out quickly.
Time to start thinking about boats too. I have 2 customers looking to buy family runabout/ski boats. In both cases the perfect boat would be a 17 foot Bayliner/Glastron/Four Winns type boat with a 120hp Merc/Yamaha/Evinrude outboard. If you are thinking about selling or trading in the family boat and it matches this description, please drop me a line and I will put you in touch with the potential buyers. And, I have an almost new 21 foot Princecraft pontoon boat with 60 Merc here in the yard for sale. The owner has sold their cottage and needs to sell the boat.
Lake trout season began on January 1st. The 2019 Ontario fishing regulations book is now posted on the MNR website. Zone 15 has no significant changes. Bass season remains the 4th Saturday of June through Nov. 30, and lake trout remains Jan. 1 thorough Sept. 30. The slot size (16 to 21 inch trout must be returned to the lake) and one line restriction for ice fishing remain in effect. Not sure if this is new or not, but non-resident children (under 18) now must have a license "somewhere" in the family. They do not need their own, but a parent must have one. (not grandpa or an uncle, but a parent) Also new is a paper print out called a license summary that you will have to carry with you when fishing. You will be able to print replacements as needed. Family Day, Mothers Day, Fathers Day and the week of June 29 to July 5th are free fishing periods for Ontario residents.
The real estate market is coming to life. The cottage mentioned here for only 6 days for $249,900 has sold. Now I have a buyer who was unsuccessful in buying that cottage looking on this lake. Water or road access. Fixer or not. They are being really flexible. If you are thinking about selling and have not listed, I will connect you with them.