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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Annual Winter Social and Dance

March 3rd, 2018 For several reasons, we have decided to move the Annual Winter Social, traditionally held in January, to later in the season – there will be more members in the area, and fewer conflicts with other events. Joe has secured the Stratton Community Center for Saturday, March 3rd 2018, and is working with the band Delta Knights on a contract for that …

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Ski Trips in 2018 Update

Copper and Banff/Lake Louise Our ski trips to Copper and Banff/Lake Louise are full, but you can add your name to a waiting list in case someone drops out. More information about the trips is on our web site. Copper: Cindy Foster, Trip Leader, cvoa.secretary@gmail.com Banff/Lake Louise: Gail Miller, Trip Leader, treasurer.cvoa@gmail.com

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Trips on Short Notice?

Sure, and we will promote them for you! It is not too late to add an event to the fall calendar; here are some ideas, we only need some leaders: Reed Falls hike and lunch in Kingfield Fall bicycling day trip Fall foliage hike Day in Camden and climb/drive Mount Battie Something else? Plan a trip like one of these …

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September board meeting

On a sunny warm day in September, a dozen CVOA members and guests met for the quarterly board meeting at the Town of CV Park. The meeting began at 1:00 pm, and here is a summary of the meeting; you can read the complete minutes HERE. We began the meeting with a presentation by CVOA member Jim Wilson, from Cole Harrison Insurance. Jim gave a very well …

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Beautiful Me Fashion

An afternoon of beauty, awareness and fashion presented by the AOEC and Special Olympics Maine. All models in the show will be walking, rolling and strutting with various abilities, displaying true beauty and showcasing adaptive fashions. OCT 28, 2017 Doors open at 1pm, show starts at 2pm The Maine Educational Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Learn More Here!

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Blacksmithing demo anyone?

Stop by the AOEC for an open house and blacksmithing demo presented by The New England School of Metal Work. The event is free and open to the public! OCT 7, 2017 10:00am – 2:00pm 

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Still time! Sail on the Victory Chimes, a three masted schooner.

There were 10 of us on the Victory Chimes this year, and to our surprise we found that there was also a Sugarloaf management retreat aboard, so it was like old home week. We had flawless weather mixed with some rain, and a few hours of fog. As always, Capt. Files was a gracious host and the crew fun to sail …

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Schoodic Woods Camping, Acadia

It was 48 degrees, with moderate rain, at 7 a.m. on Thursday morning and I’m going camping! . . . with CVOA friends at Schoodic Woods. The weather had cleared by noon time. Everyone who was signed up showed up because CVOA campers are a hardy bunch. Everybody helped everyone else as they arrived to set up their tents. Some …

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Board and Member Meeting and Lunch

Our quarterly board meeting was held on Sunday, June 11th, at the Carrabassett Valley Town Park. Prior to the meeting, we enjoyed a lunch featuring grilled meats and vegetables, prepared and cooked by our president Joe Loughran. There were also salads, fruit, and desserts brought by various members. The meeting began at 1:00, with Joe at the helm, in the …

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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 …

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