Another changeable day on Saturday. Periods of sunshine, periods of clouds, and a few rain showers, some quite heavy. Sunday looks to be a little nicer with more sunshine and hopefully no rain. Monday looks to return us to another in a long string of changeable days to start the week.
The LWRA "grown ups" party was a lot of fun for those attending. It ended up being held inside. Attendance was just about right for the size of the room. LWRA arranged for some professional folk singing talent, and cottagers Eric and Anne joined in with a few sets of their own. A fun evening for all. Looking forward to the "2nd annual" one next year.
We have a few copies of the "Canadian Backwoods Coloring Book" remaining. They contain three pages that are created from paintings that were done by local artist Ketha Newman and are of Limerick Lake. The books are available in the marina store for $16.95.
The main street in Madoc remains closed. Looks like it will be that way for quite some time. It is best to avoid the area. There are side streets to the east of Hwy 62 you can use to get through town, or avoid Madoc altogether. The closure is downtown and does not impact the 7-62 intersection.
A partial eclipse of the sun will occur on August 21st in the early afternon. It will peak in this area around 2:30PM. A little south of here it will be the first total eclipse in 99 years. Now to hope for a clear day to be able to see it.
Limerick Township will again be highlighted at the County tent at the Hastings County Plowing Match & Farm Show on Wed Aug 23 and Thurs Aug.24th at 612 Johnstown Rd, Trenton. This is an annual event and is a lot more than just a plowing match. It is a fun event to attend.
The Apsley area autumn studio tour is September 16 and 17. The Bancroft tour runs two weekends, September 16, 17 and September 23, 24. The fall studio tours are a fun way to get to know many of the back roads and scenic vistas while exploring the work of local artists. The are a colorful lot, if you will forgive the pun.
The programming manager for the Bancroft Playhouse dropped off a schedule of events. Tickets are available on-line. If cabin fever sets in, head up to see mostly GTA based professional talent at the playhouse. Profits go to Hospice North Hastings.
Internet installs have been going well with no need to climb tall trees or put holes in cottage roofs. I recently got permission from a land owner on the north east end of the lake to install a repeater on his property. That will bring coverage to virtually 100% of Limerick Lake. The plan is to do that project in November to be ready for the 2018 season. To inquire about service please send us a message and we will see if it is available at your location. For seasonal residents the service is a flat $300 per year. (plus $200 installation the first year)
Into a quiet time of year for real estate activity: #462 North Shore was reduced in price to $299. It is water access near the north end of the lake. 257 feet of shoreline, 3 bedrooms and complete bath room. Lots of attention to detail in the interior finishes. Insulated. Rustic, hand sawn cottage steps and large deck. Screened porch with a lovely view of the lake. A terrific buy at this price. 328 Tamarack Lane is listed with Re/Max for $499. It is road access at the far north-east end of the lake. #310, water access in Greens Bay is still listed. A lovely place in the back of that bay. Finally, there is an up-scale road access cottage on the north-east end of the lake listed. It was just reduced again, now to $759k.