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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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Kingfield Pops, June 24th

15th Annual Kingfield Pops Saturday, June 24, 2017 Kennedy Farm, Kingfield Click on the link for more information: http://www.kingfieldpops.com/ Bangor Symphony Orchestra Sultans of String, Ghost of Paul Revere, Maine Youth Rock Orchestra, The Jason Spooner Band, Lula Wiles and more.      

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Taking Reservations for Schweitzer Mountain, Idaho in March!

March 6-13, 2018 $1,510 pp to $1,610 pp (double occupancy) PLUS $50 reservation fee to CVOA Trip Package Includes: Round trip air Boston to Spokane via Delta Airlines Round trip airport / hotel transfers Seven night’s lodging in Schweitzer Village – Selkirk Lodge rooms or White Pine Condo’s Breakfast daily Baggage handling at accommodations 6-day lift pass at Schweitzer Ski …

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CVOA Banff-Lake Louise 2018- Now taking Reservations!

February 6 – 13, 2018 Click Here for the Brochure Click Here for the Reservation Form $1,610 per person (double occ.) plus $50 reservation fee to CVOA Trip Package Includes: Round trip air from Boston to Calgary via United Round trip airport/hotel transfers 3 nights Chateau Lake Louise 4 nights Banff Springs Hotel Baggage handling at accommodations 5 out of …

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We are now taking reservations for Copper Mtn, CO

January 21 – 28, 2018 Click Here to download the brochure. Please Click Here for the Reservation Form $1,320 per person (double occ.) plus $50 reservation fee to CVOA Trip Package Includes: Round trip air from Boston to Denver via United Round trip airport/hotel transfers 7 nights 2BR/2Bath Silver grade condo Upgrade to Gold Level 2BR/2Bath condo for $100pp Baggage …

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CVOA Fly Casting Sessions

Location: Carrabassett Town Hall Field Times: Beginner/Novice: 9:00 AM till 11:00 AM (no experience needed) Experienced Fly Casters: 12:00 Noon till 2:00PM Once again CVOA is sponsoring two free Fly Casting Clinics for its members. Joe Loughran, the lead instructor, is a Federation of Fly Fishers (FFF) Certified Fly Casting Instructor and has taught many CVOA Members the art and …

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Event and Trip Leaders

How about one of these summer activities? cycling, canoeing, disc golf, fishing, hiking, horseback riding, hunting, kayaking, mountaineering, photography, rock climbing, running, sailing, skiing, surfing, ATV riding, and any other sports you can think of. Interested? Contact our Adventure Coordinator Betsy Chapman for some ideas and guidance  cvoa.adventures@gmail.com  

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Telluride Post-trip Dessert and Photo Party

Nearly 60 CVOA folks gathered at the Begin Room on March 3rd to visit with other skiers, watch Lee Souweine’s photo/video presentation, and eat dessert.< Of course, many came to hear about possible ski trips for 2018. Peter Weston spent a good deal of time putting together information about two possible trips, including stats comparing our mountain, Telluride, and two …

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Schoodic Woods camping in July

We have reservations for the ‘Group Campsite’ at Schoodic Woods, part of Acadia National Park, for July 13th. (thursday) thru July 15; three nights leaving Sunday. This is new (last year) National Park Campground. New restroom facilities; tiled floors, running cold water, multiple toilets & a clean new building. We will have available to us only a large post & …

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CVOA Tackles Telluride

The Plunge, Bush Wacker, Bees Run, Majestic and Silver Cloud. My knees start to shake just thinking of these amazingly steep trails at Telluride, CO. And they are just a few of the incredible trails CVOA’ers explored for 6 days in late January and early February this year. Under bluebird skies, on multiple feet of fresh, deep, western powder, and …

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April and May Events, We need IDEAS!

Oops! Nothing is scheduled… Would you like to plan an event? Large or small, anything goes. Day trips are popular. Drop an email to Betsy Chapman, our adventure coordinator at cvoa.adventures@gmail.com. Deadline for event planning is March 25th in time to get it in the April newsletter.

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ANNUAL MEETING with Dinner and Guest Speaker Mar. 18th

Make your reservations now by replying to this email, or emailing Cindy Foster at cvoa.secretary@gmail.com or call 237-3711. Space will be limited, and you must have a reservation to attend; your CVOA membership must be current. Last year’s Annual Dinner Meeting at the Inn was so popular that we have a repeat performance this year. You will pay $23 per …

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