Category Archives: Association News

Posts about Clary Lake Association stuff.

16 July 2018: CLA Welcomes Its Newest Water Quality Monitor

Please join me in welcoming our newest Water Quality Monitor, Kelsie French! Kelsie and her brother Jeffrey own a camp over on Duncan Road and have been long time supporters of the Clary Lake Association. Kelsie has been helping out … Continue reading

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28 June 2018: Bid Deadline Passed, No Bids No Auction

The deadline for the submission of competing bids on the Clary Lake dam was Noon today. There were no competing bids received so there will be no auction. I guess nobody but the Clary Lake Association wants the dam! Next … Continue reading

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24 June 2018: Update on Clary Lake Dam Purchase Initiative

Late last week we sent a letter out to our membership with an update on the Clary Lake dam purchase effort explaining where we are, what’s up ahead, and what to expect. We also sent the letter out by email … Continue reading

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Roberta Dow Giampetruzzi 1924-2018

CASCO – Roberta Dow Giampetruzzi, 93, passed away peacefully at her daughter, Nina’s, home on Panther Pond in Raymond, during the early morning hours of Friday, May 25, 2018. Roberta was the first child of Mildred Plummer Dow and Robert … Continue reading

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The Summer 2018 Newsletter is in the Mail!

No really! The Clary Lake Association’s Summer 2018 Newsletter went in the mail last Thursday afternoon and I have just added it to the Newsletter Archive. Many of you will have received it by now and you might notice it’s … Continue reading

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25 May 2018: Rest In Peace, Roberta Giampetruzzi

I got a call this afternoon from my old friend, Robert Giampetruzzi. He called to tell me that his mother, Roberta Giampetruzzi died last night after losing a battle with Alzheimer’s disease. She was 93. Robert and I are roughly … Continue reading

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15 May 2018: “Buy the Dam” Fundraising Campaign Officially Ends

Today (May 15, 2018) marks the official end of our Spring 2018 “Buy the Dam” fundraiser and we would like to publicly acknowledge and thank our (anonymous) matching donors and by name, those other individuals, members and non-members alike, who … Continue reading

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30 April 2018: Check Your Spam Folder!

I’ve sent emails to our Membership 3-4 times in the past few months including one yesterday afternoon. Generally only about 3/4 of them get opened. Now, by unsolicited commercial email standards (a.k.a. Spam) that’s a fantastic open rate, but I’m … Continue reading

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26 April 2018: Fundraising Continues, New Matching Donor Found

We’ve been busy! Our original matching donor cut off at $45,000. We have actually managed to secure another matching donor (who also wishes to remain anonymous) who will match up to an additional $10,000 worth of donations! Seeing as how … Continue reading

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21 April 2018: CLA Fundraising Campaign Extended

We reached our initial Phase 1 fundraising goal of $90,000 much sooner than expected and while the Board hadn’t discussed trying to raise additional funds for permanent repairs so soon, it only makes sense that we maintain our forward fundraising … Continue reading

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19 April 2018: We Have Reached Our Phase 1 Fundraising Goal!

In only two short weeks of fundraising we have met our phase 1 goal of $90,000!!!! Many, many thanks to everyone who contributed,  and special thanks to our patron who has matched donations dollar for dollar. I’m truly grateful for … Continue reading

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11 April 2018 Lincoln County News: Clary Lake Group Raising Funds to Purchase Dam

There is an article in this week’s Lincoln County News by staff writer Greg Foster about our plan to purchase the Clary Lake dam. It is for the most part factually accurate which is particularly impressive given the both complexity … Continue reading

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07 April 2018 Centralmaine.com: Fundraising starts to buy Clary Lake dam in Whitefield

There is an article in this morning’s Centralmaine.com newspapers (Kennebec Journal, Morning Sentinel) by Staff writer Jessica Lowell. There are a couple of minor inaccuracies but all in all it’s a good article, and GREAT publicity. It’s also nice to … Continue reading

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05 April 2018: And We’re Off!

At a Special Clary Lake Association Membership Meeting held last night (picture at left) the Membership overwhelmingly voted to approve the purchase of the Clary Lake dam from the dam owner’s bankruptcy estate for $80,000 and has further authorized the … Continue reading

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Upcoming Special Membership Meeting Reminder

A quick reminder for our Clary Lake Association Members: we’re holding a Special Membership Meeting this coming Wednesday April 4th at 5:00 PM at Sheepscot General Store on Townhouse Road in Whitefield. The purpose of the meeting is to vote on two  Articles … Continue reading

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05 February 2018 Reminder: WLO Appeal Hearing for Oral Arguments Tomorrow, February 6th

A quick reminder that a hearing for oral arguments in the Clary Lake Water Level Order Appeal is scheduled for tomorrow, Tuesday February 6th at 1:30 PM at the Lincoln County Courthouse in Wiscasset. The hearing is expected to last … Continue reading

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15 January 2018: Bruce J. Relyea Has Passed Away

It is with sadness that I inform you of the passing of Bruce Relyea. Bruce was a friend of mine, a faithful steward of Clary Lake, and a long time member of the Clary Lake Association. Bruce and his wife … Continue reading

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Season’s Greetings from the Clary Lake Association

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Everything you ever wanted to know about Sea Lamprey!

Unfortunately I have another engagement Monday night or I’d be going to this presentation. It sounds fascinating: Come learn about Sea Lamprey  with expert Lee Margolin     Sea Lamprey expert Lee Margolin will be presenting about Sea Lamprey and … Continue reading

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Happy Thanksgiving from the Clary Lake Association

On behalf of the Clary Lake Association Board I’d like to wish you all a very Happy Thanksgiving. Enjoy family and friends, don’t overeat, don’t drink and drive, and most important, DON’T TALK POLITICS 🙂

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