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Minutes of the September 2016 Joint Meeting with LWTF

Fireworks & Flares — Saturday July 1

(Rain date: July 2.) LWA is planning another brilliant and colorful fireworks display over Lake Waramaug on Saturday evening, July 1st at 9:30 p.m. This year the fireworks will be launched from a new location — a high field on North Shore Road between Arrow and Randall's Point.

The rim-the-lake flare lighting tradition will precede the fireworks display starting at 9:00 p.m. Please purchase your flares at our supporting sponsors: Nine Main, The Hopkins Inn and County Wine and Spirits.

Fireworks donation letters will be in the mail soon. We sincerely appreciate your support so we can continue to provide this beautiful tradition.

Save the Date: Sunday August 27 at 2:00 p.m.

LWA will hold its Annual Joint Meeting with LWTF at the Lake Waramaug Country Club. Please plan to attend.

Our Centennial

Founded in 1917, the Lake Waramaug Association marks its centennial this year. In connection with a larger project commemorating our 100th Anniversary, we are asking all friends, residents and members to kindly look in your attics, family albums, forgotten file and shoe boxes to see if you have any photos (or other interesting documents) you’d be willing to share with our community.

Please contact us at lakewaramaugassociation@gmail.com with any contributions, which will be carefully scanned and returned to you promptly!

Celebrate at the Centennial Picnic!
On Saturday, July 22nd from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m., BYO picnic to the Lake Waramaug Country Club Beach. Drinks and dessert will be provided. (Rain date: Sat. July 29th.)

   
In celebration of our Centennial year, Mary Harwood's A History of Lake Waramaug has been reprinted in a hardcover edition and is on sale at our favorite local bookstore, The Hickory Stick. The book can be purchase for $35. If you are unable to visit The Hickory Stick you can purchase the book by sending a check for $44 ($35 plus $9 for shipping) to:
Lake Waramaug Association
P. O. Box 2272
New Preston, CT 06777

LWA is on Facebook!

   
Lake Waramaug Association now has a Facebook page. Please visit us if you have a Facebook account and "like" and follow our page. We'll be posting information about the upcoming Centennial plans as well as other information about your community and lake events. Click on the link at left, visit our page, and stay connected!

  

A Great Gift Idea: LAKE WARAMAUG OBSERVED:
Its Beauty in the Four Seasons, Its Amazing History and Its Promising Future

And for every book purchased online, a 15% donation is made to LWA!

A Celebration of One of the Most Enchanting Lakes in New England

This latest book by artist/author Charles Raskob Robinson contains nearly fifty full color paintings of Lake Waramaug and is printed on top quality glossy paper in a 132 page, 8˝" x 11" hardback edition. The book puts into larger perspective the important work of Lake Waramaug Association as well as other local environmental organizations.

You can assist us financially when you purchase this book online. 15% of the purchase price will be donated when you designate Promo Code LWA.

The book is also available at the Hickory Stick Bookshop in Washington Depot, the House of Books in Kent, and in the gift shop of the Institute for American Indian Studies on Curtis Road in Washington.

Traffic Issues Due to Construction

As most of you know, there is a great deal of construction around the lake with an increased number of large machines and vehicles. Unfortunately, there has also been an increase in the number of cars illegally parked and, in some cases, completely blocking one lane of the road. The police are aware of the problem and have asked us to report illegally parked vehicles so they can be ticketed. If you see any illegally parked vehicles, please phone the police at 860-868-9671 with the location.

   

Seaplane Ordinance

On June 17, the town of Kent passed the Seaplane Ordinance which bans seaplanes and all other aircraft from landing on Lake Waramaug. Now that Warren, Kent and Washington have all passed this ordinance, it is illegal for any type of aircraft to land on Lake Waramaug. If you witness aircraft attempting to land on the Lake, try to either jot down the identification number or take a photo with your cell phone.

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Mary Harwood's splendid A History of Lake Waramaug has been reprinted by the Association. Copies are available ($25) at Association meetings and at the Hickory Stick Bookshop in Washington Depot. Our thanks to the Hickory Stick for doing this as a community service without charge to the Association. Buy other books and gifts when you are there and enjoy the benefits of being able to shop locally!

Public Notice Emails

As a public service, Lake Waramaug Association has been sending out notices of Public Hearings for Lake related land use applications in Kent, Washington and Warren. If you would like to sign up to receive these notifications, please email us with "public notice" in the subject line.

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