Monthly Archives: June 2017

CVOA Well Represented in Route 27 Valley Cleanup

With CVOA well represented, as usual, about 45 residents and visitors showed up last Saturday, May 20, for the annual pre-Marathon cleanup of Rt. 27 in Carrabassett Valley. “As wonderful a display of community involvement as it is, I’m always a bit angry after the cleanup to see so much evidence of the total disregard people can have for our …

Read More »

Fly casting trivia:  What part of the cast is the most important?  The answer later.

A few of we “bug lunches” showed up for “Fly Casting 101 and Beyond” with Joe Loughran on Saturday.  In the morning, Joe kept us busy with the basics of casting.  The standard overhead cast first, then a side arm cast.  Then a tired arm.  Joe worked us through the back cast (stop 1,2).  The forward cast (stop 1,2) and …

Read More »

Amanda and Owen let us know our web site is viewed across the country!

Last week an email came to the CVOA Secretary via our web site from a mom in California: “I hope I’m not bothering you, but I just wanted to thank you for your great page!  I’m taking my kids (ages 7 and 5) on their first overnight hiking/camping trip and I was looking for ways to get my oldest more …

Read More »

Found! Steve Smith . . .

You might, or not, recall that our quest to find a Facebook and Social Media manager was advertised in the May newsletter. Shortly after the newsletter came out, I received an email from longtime CVOA member Steve Smith. He thought perhaps he could help, and sure enough, Steve can help! Welcome, Steve, to the CVOA Team! ~ Cindy Foster, Secretary …

Read More »

Hello from the range!

Our season has kicked off with a great turnout for the Cleanup day and first Trap Shoot. Our cleanup day on May 13th was very successful, and we even had a member of US Customs show up in uniform with sidearm, and he even brought his own rake. Of course, we welcome your cleanup help at any time during the …

Read More »

Grandparent-Grandchild Outing

 Plan a summer day for a CVOA Grandparent – Grandchild Outing – July 29th (rain date July 30th)! We’ll drive to Sandy River & Rangeley Lakes Railroad Museum in Phillips to learn about the 2-foot railroad that once serviced the Rangeley Lakes Region; then we will enjoy a ride on the newly refurbished steam locomotive Monson # 3. We will …

Read More »

A day in South Bristol at McFarland's Cove

Greg and Cindy Foster’s waterfront home on McFarland’s Cove in South Bristol offers: easy water access for kayakers in the cove for a paddle into John’s Bay; high tide is at 11:33 a.m., low tide at 5:27 p.m. a beach for swimming nearby conservation land hikes a look at the new South Bristol draw bridge What: a day of activities …

Read More »

Message from our president

Two very important positions for CVOA have been filled by volunteers this past month. The responsibility for managing our membership process has been assumed by T.L. Regan. The CVOA Facebook administration is now under the guidance of Steve Smith. In this age of internet communications both of these positions have become important to our continued growth and administrative efficiencies. I …

Read More »