A beautiful day on Saturday. Lots of sunshine and the lake remained mirror calm all day. A perfect day for closing up the cottage or any outdoor chores. Sunday looks like it should be similar with lots of sunshine again and light winds. Maybe even a few degrees warmer. Rain is predicted to return on Tuesday. Any sunshine this time of year is welcomed. There are not many sunny days from now until mid-winter.
A little late with this news. Long time editor of the Bancroft Times and a big supporter of the LWRA in the press, Barry Hendry recently passed away. He had retired from the paper a year or so ago and was working on an investigative book about abuse of children and the Church in the early 1960s here in the Bancroft area. It would be nice if all reporters were as hard working and "fair and balanced" as he was.
The marina store is open Saturdays from 8 to 5 through Nov. 2nd.
Highway 7 is going to be closed where the railroad tracks cross on the west side of Havelock (Near the Tim Hortons) on Tuesday the 22nd. Not sure what the detour will be. It will probably be a good day to take the 401 or the 28 if heading this way from the GTA.
We have a high school aged cottager who has become involved in a worldwide charitable undertaking that we can probably assist with. He is collecting games and books for those aged 3 to 14 to be sent to developing nations. Perhaps as we close up the cottage over the next few weekends a few of those kids games and books that have been in the closet/bookshelf unused for years now could be donated. This is going to be an on-going effort, so can also continue in the spring. Bonus both ways. Eliminate some clutter at the cottage and help "Bookhugs" as the program is known. The marina store can be the drop off point for the next few weeks.
There is movement on the Limerick Estates (Trident) project once again. The developer has asked the municipality to approve their electrical service installation plan. That is the next correct step according to the original sub-division agreement. It is actually nice to see them following the rules of the agreement.
The October Limerick Township regular council meeting has been postponed until Wednesday, October 23 at 12:30PM at the Community Center.
For anyone headed to town for fuel, M&M Esso is undergoing renovations and both their gasoline and diesel fuel islands and pumps are gone. They did not make the mid-October re-opening, however it looks like it should be re-open soon.
The log was removed from the dam around September 26th and the lake had been falling about 1/2 inch per day. It got to be 6 inches lower than it should be. This weeks rain finally has it going back up a little with it rising about two inches.
We are in booth 2624 at the Toronto Snowmobile and Powersports show in late October. It is at the International Center near the airport the weekend of October 25-27.
The Tall Pines Rally is November 22 and 23. There was a major announcement recently that the final stage of the race is moving from just south of Bancroft to Hastings Highlands on two new sections of road. Their website and spectator information will be updated shortly.
460 Limerick Lake North Shore is still on the market. The price has just been reduced to $249. Wish I had the funds to buy it myself at that price.