Sunday in Bremen, day of recreation, BBQ, meeting

Colonial Pemaquid Fort William Henry Sunday, July 15 – Bremen, on Biskay Pond Mary Berger is looking forward to hosting our July 15 day of recreation, lunch, and a board meeting. (This is a change in location from Cindy Foster’s South Bristol home.) Mary’s lake-side home is located at 163 Fogler Road in Bremen, Maine. Come to kayak, hike, bike, swim, sight-see …

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Bike Trip in Quebec City. June 21-24 – it's time to make hotel reservations

CVOA is sponsoring a bike trip to Quebec City in June; space is limited, so prompt attention to the reservation requirements are necessary to secure your room and fun. Check in Thursday, June 21 – check out Sunday, June 24, 2018. The cost of the room, which varies by size, includes the choice of breakfast from a menu of 3-4 selections, lodging for the …

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Sugarloaf/CVOA Show 'n Go Skiing Every Sunday, NO RSVP needed!

Looking for someone to ski with on Sunday mornings? CVOA is promoting weekly “Show and Go” skiing and all abilities are welcome. The concept is simple: If you’re looking for someone to ski with coupled with a little CVOA camaraderie and downhill fun, you are invited to meet at the  flagpoles located outside the base lodge rental center every Sunday at 9:00am sharp with no RSVP required….Whoever Shows-Up Goes Skiing!!! …

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Annual Winter Dance and Social Saturday, March 3

Mark your calendars for our annual Winter Dance and Social. The Delta Knights return, we will have the usual pot luck supper, and dancing will happen. This will happen at the Stratton Community Center. This year, we will honor past CVOA presidents, and hope they will attend. Look for complete details in the February newsletter, when you will have a chance to …

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Annual Meeting, Luncheon, Program Sunday noon, March 18

Although we have traditionally held our Annual Meeting with a Saturday night dinner, on March 18 we will try something different – an Annual Meeting with a Sunday lunch. As in the past two years, the event will be held at the Sugarloaf Inn.   At this meeting, we will socialize, elect our 2018 officers and board members, and enjoy a program by Laurie Apgar Chandler, …

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Ski Trips UPDATE!

Copper, January 21 – 28 The trip to Copper is full, but if you might like to fill any last minute cancellations, contact Cindy Foster, Trip Leader. Banff/Lake Louise, February 6 – 13 Joe Loughran will be the trip leader for Banff/Lake Louise, knowing that Gail would want him to go on the trip. Although the trip is full, if …

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CVOA Show 'n Go Skiing Starts on January 7th 2018. All ages and skill levels.

Looking for someone to ski with on Sundaymornings? CVOA is promoting weekly “Show and Go” skiing starting on Sunday January 7th and all abilities are welcome. The concept is simple: If you’re looking for someone to ski with coupled with a little CVOA camaraderie and downhill fun, you are invited to meet at the  flagpoles located outside the base lodge rental center every Sunday at 9:00am sharp with no …

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Stroll and Cookie Swap

Saturday, December 9 This is an afternoon event, and will be held at the Adaptive Outdoor Education Center. Do you have a fun outdoor activity you would like to share with the group?  Please call or email Betsy Chapman, 207-944-3264 or cvoa.adventures@gmail.com.

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Annual Bar Harbor & Acadia Excursion October 20, 21 and 22

A small CVOA gang took to the coast on October 20 for a weekend of hiking, biking, eating, and enjoying friends in the Bar Harbor region. Fred Trask, Kathy Larson, Bill Haefele, Mary Frank, Colon Durrell, Judy Weston and I met up at the Galyn Restaurant for happy hour Friday night. The group moved on to dine at the Jack …

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Homecoming Booth

It was a busy Homecoming weekend at Sugarloaf, and we generated a lot of enthusiasm for CVOA. 75 membership applications were taken in, including a record 20 new members. Our cookbooks were sold out, and we gave away most of our Perpetual Calendars. Many thanks to the following members who volunteered their time at the table: Mary Berger, Ann and …

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We wen't

I am kneeling at the door of the airplane looking down 14,000 feet to the greenery below….do I really want to do this… “Ohhhhh expletive, expletive”… then BonBon, my guide, tipped us forward out the door, and down we went at breakneck, earsplitting speed. But more about that later. The morning had begun around 9:45 for 4 adventuresome people (and understanding spouses) …

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A wonderful day at the Range for the Masons

The CVOA Range hosted a Masonic fundraising event. Excerpts from their letter of thanks: Sept 25, 2017 – Dear Neal, On behalf of the Maine Lodge #20 Square and Compass Club I am enthusiastically extending our thanks to the Carrabassett Valley Outdoor Association for its generous contribution to our Masonic Trap shoot fundraising event. We had a blast… literally. The competitors, guests and volunteers enjoyed a …

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CVOA to dedicate its new Five Stand Sporting Clay System on Sunday, October 8

CARRABASSETT VALLEY – CVOA will formally kick off its new $70,000, five stand sporting clays operation at the CVOA range on Sunday, October 8. The new system, in the planning and construction phases for over a year now, will bring a whole new level of shotgun shooting, and some say a level of difficulty, to area gunners. The operation utilizes six computerized clay throwers to …

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