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Limerick Lake - Fall/Winter 2017-2018 News

NEWS UPDATE: February 21, 2018

One of my closest childhood friends on Limerick Lake passed away Monday.  Here follows his obit as provided by his sister Debi:

Glenn David Weller, 65, of Plymouth, Indiana (formerly from Rochester, NY) died on February 19, 2018 following a very brief illness. Glenn is survived by his Wife – Candi Weller of Plymouth, Indiana; Daughters – Karen Burns and husband Mike of Rochester, NY; and Kristin Drader and husband Jeremy of Rochester, NY; Son – JC Oudes of Plymouth, Indiana; 4 Grandchildren – Jenna and Jessica Burns; and Cameryn and Connor Drader. Mother – Adele Weller of Rochester, NY; Brother – Gordon Weller and wife Bonnie of Rochester, NY; Sister – Debi Wahl and husband Rick of Rochester, NY; He is preceded in death by his Father – Bruce Weller. Arrangements have been entrusted with the Earl-Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, Indiana

The Weller family has been on Limerick Lake since the early 1900s and traces its roots back to several St. Ola and Bancroft families.  Condolences go out to his family and wide circle of Limerick Lake friends.

Tuesday was a soggy one.  Rained hard in the morning before turning to mist and dense fog all afternoon and evening.  One of the foggiest days in recent memory.  Wednesday is starting out warm and continued very wet.  They say that the cold front is only a few hours away.  At 8AM it is 8C colder at Pearson Airport than it is here.  The snow pack has taken a beating with lawn showing again in some places.  It has rained almost an inch since Monday afternoon.

All snowmobile trails in Eastern Ontario are closed as of Tuesday afternoon.  The map went from as "green" as it has been in years, to totally "red." Please stay off closed trails, especially with wheeled vehicles.

A test hole drilled about 1500 feet out from the end of the boathouse on the 13th showed 22 inches of good clear ice.  I will do that test again later this week after the rain storm.

There are quite a few parking spaces plowed by the garage.  Please do not block the garage doors.  The lodge is open weekends through the 11th of March.  We are already booked full for the weekend of Feb. 23-25.

The Hideaway in Coe Hill is open Friday noon to 8, Saturday noon to 8, and Sundays noon to 5.  The owners are avid supporters of the sport snowmobiling.  Also seeing a fair amount of snowmobile traffic at "The Gate" restaurant south on 62.
 
Save the Date:  2nd annual Backwoods ATV / UTV tour, Bancroft, Saturday, May 5th.  70km ride.  Entrance fee is $85 + $35 for a passenger.  Register by phone: 613-332-9999. Includes ride, dinner and prizes.  This event was a quick sell out last year.

While on the subject of ATV riding, it looks like ATV World magazine will be here doing a 6 page feature article and commercial video sometime during the coming season.  Stay turned for further details.

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.  

Real estate activity is coming to life:  #310, water access in Greens Bay is still listed as well as #316 Greens Bay that was listed late last summer.  Both are lovely places in that bay.  The buyers that had contacted me back in January have now purchased #462.  They were serious.

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If you have any questions or comments please contact George Offshack directly
by email at george@limericklodge.com or (613)474-2144.