The 2021 Annual Meeting of the Clary Lake Association is this coming Saturday, August 7th, at 2 PM. The meeting will be held at the Clary Lake dam. The weather forecast is looking good with partly cloudy skies and temperatures in the mid-80s. It sounds like a perfect Summer day! We’ll have some canopies to provide shade and plenty of tables and chairs, enough for the expected crowd but as usual you should feel free to bring your own if you want.
This year’s meeting agenda includes the election of officers, an update on our vision exercise which we introduced in 2019, and a short program on Damariscotta Lake’s invasive plant patrol program presented by Midcoast Conservancy’s Patricia Nease. We are starting up our own Invasive Plant Patrol program in the near future and hope this program will generate some interest and provide us with some inspiration. We’re also thinking of recording a Reny’s Jingle which should be a lot of fun. Continue reading →
A gentle reminder: the Second (almost) Annual Clary Lake Association Ice Cream Social is this coming Saturday, July 17th, at 1:00 PM at the Clary Lake dam on Route 218 in Whitefield. I wrote about this back on June 19th, for more details see: “Get Ready for an Ice Cream Social and Meet & Greet Event!. It looks like there’s a chance of showers on Saturday but it doesn’t look like a washout and we’ll have some canopies set up in any case. If the weather really goes south we’ll postpone to the next day, Sunday the 18th, same ice cream time, same ice cream place. Hope to see you there!
According to organizer Shanna Pease, the Clary Lake Boat Parade is happening TODAY at 2:00 PM Rain or Shine! As my old boss Lem Brown used to say, “there’s no such thing as bad weather, only poor dress.”
Shanna Pease is organizing the 2nd Annual 4th of July Boat Parade on Clary Lake. This is not a Clary Lake Association sponsored event but it is nonetheless a Clary Lake event and we are happy to help promote it and participate in it! Hope to see you out there!
Mark Your Calendars! The Clary Lake Association is hosting an Ice Cream Social and “Meet & Greet” event on Saturday, July 17th from 1:00 PM to whenever, at the Clary Lake dam on the Mills Road (Route 218) in Whitefield (in the unlikely event that this event has to be called on account of inclement weather, the rain date is the next day, Sunday July 18th, same time, same ice cream). We did this two years ago and it was well attended and a lot of fun. It will also be a great opportunity to meet some of the many new CLA members and people on and around Clary Lake, hence the “Meet & Greet” part. This event is open to all, Clary Lake Association members as well as our Community friends and neighbors. If you’re not currently a Member, consider becoming one! The ice cream is free but donations will be gratefully accepted. Continue reading →
I’ll be closing the 2021 Clary Lake Ice Out Contest to new entries tomorrow afternoon, March 20th. If you haven’t entered yet or you want to change your guess, you’ve got a couple of days left. You can enter multiple times, but only your LAST guess counts 🙂
There’s still a lot of ice out there, but it does seem like the lake is moving towards ice out sooner rather than later. Starting tomorrow we can expect significantly higher than normal temperatures for the next couple of weeks. Keep an eye on the Webcams, there’s already some open water and a nice big crack forming visible on Clary_cam2.
This is the second year of our Ice-Out contest. Guess the correct ice-out date and win a “We Give A Dam” tee shirt. FYI, the earliest the lake has been deemed completely free of ice was on March 13, 2016; the latest the ice has gone out was on April 24, 2001. Last year’s ice out date was March 27th which was correctly guessed by Linda Gallion. Visit our Ice In and Ice Out page to see all our historical data back to 2001. Reviewing historical ice-in and ice-out data is NOT CHEATING!
A little more information that may or may not help you guess correctly: on March 12th there are still people fishing, and there is still approximately 15″ of ice on the lake. We’ll close the contest some time before the ice actually goes out. And yes, you can submit more than one guess, but only your first guess will count. Or maybe your last guess 🙂
Bill & Sue McKeen getting a plug in for the Whitefield Library.
Well the 4th of July 2020 Clary Lake Boat Parade happened, here are pictures to prove it. There were so many boats traveling at different speeds it was impossible to get one picture that showed all of them. There were boats all over the lake. What a sight! It was so well attended and so much fun that I can’t imagine it won’t happen again next year. Many thanks to Shanna Pease for organizing it!
Here’s a gallery of pictures. I took a lot of them, and people sent me even more pictures. It took a while to sort through and resize them and in the process I lost track of who took what so I’m sorry for the lack of attributions.