SOLON & BEYOND: Activities at Somerset Woods, model aircraft flyers

Marilyn Rogers-Bull & Percyby Marilyn Rogers-Bull & Percy
Solon, Maine 04979

Good morning, my friends. Don’t worry, be happy!

Received the following e-mail from Somerset Woods Trustees: Forest Birds, Save-the Dates, & Weston Woods & Waters. SWT Hosts Audubon’s “Forestry for Maine Birds” at Weston, Madison. Did you know that Maine is said to be a “baby bird factory?” Do you love birds and would like to learn how to maintain your forests to improve the habitat for more bird species? There will be a meeting on the above on Monday, June 10, from 4 – 8 p.m. Register at There is a book called Guidebook for Foresters Managing Woodlots ‘With Birds in Mind.

I am going to give you the dates in April when the Weston Woods and Waters will be having other events, Save-the-Dates. April 25: Eaton Kennebec River Trail workday: Ready to use those loppers? We are looking for folks to help us improve SWT’s Eaton River Trail on East River Road in Skowhegan.The time will be 3 – 6 p.m., on this date to help us get this trail ready for the summer. Once you see Eaton Rivers trails, it’s going to be one of your favorites! More details to follow asap!

Another event the Somerset Woods Trustees are having is on Saturday, April 27: Earth Day, Kennebec Banks Picnic Area Clean-up (April 28 rain date) from 1 to 4 p.m. Can you help us spruce up our popular Kennebec Banks Picnic Area? Every year many wonderful volunteers help us clean-up the area. Please join us! With your help we hope to be even more ambitious by picking up litter from the east side of the Eddy to the picnic area and boat launch. ( According to the e-mail I received, there aren’t any events listed for the month of May at this time.)

I received the following e-mail from one of the members of the Franklin County Aircraft Modelers Club. It starts, “We Dare You! To Actually Fly .”This is not a game, so you’ll find no reset buttons here.

We want you to experience the excitement and satisfaction of piloting model air planes.

Today there are so many aircraft models to choose from: Fixed Wing land and float planes, Sail – Helicopter Quad.

We have models you can borrow to train and with free instruction!

Scale and 3-D, All flown safely – remotely, using either ground view or from aircraft perspective (FPV).

Indoor flying is held at the Calvary Pentecostal Church, in Madison, summer flying places are at Whispering Pines, on the Embden Road, and at Lily Pond, in Concord. (Any of you who know Lief, know how much he enjoys anything to do with planes and flying, is a member of this club.)

Received the following e-mail from Angela Stockwell, of the Margaret Chase Smith Library, in Skowhegan: Cold temps but warmer days give us hope that spring is around the corner. The March newsletter is available for viewing and features Director David atop a snow bank that touches the roof. And we just discovered that Georgia McKearly is a songwriter! And with all the talk about “the wall” a featured article describes the Berlin Wall with a photo of MCS standing outside the Brandenburg Gate. The U.S. Senate Youth Program selections were made and two students from Maine traveled to Washington DC. One regional contest for National History Day in Maine has been held; one more to go, and then on to the state competition. Scholars continue to study the career of Margaret Chase Smith.

And here is Percy’s memoir for this week, cheerfully called: “Welcome Spring.” O welcome Spring! We’ve waited long To feel your touch and hear your song, To smell your flowers-scented breeze, And view again your blossomed trees. O welcome Spring! We’re glad you’re here To spread your beauty and good cheer. You bring god’s vivid promise true… That all things shall be born anew. ( words by Beverly J. Anderson.)


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