Please come to the Save The Lakes Festival - Saturday July 14 at VA-JO-WA Golf Course


Nearby Baxter State Park

 

A great day in the Katahdin area where a youngTeddy Roosevelt visited.

From Brian McAuliffe:

There will be an 18 hole scramble beginning at 10AM cost is $30 per person.  We are having a BBQ starting at 5 PM with live entertainment and beverages.  $10 per adult $5 per child.  Some generous folks have offered to donate money for food and prizes for the tournament / raffle and we welcome others who are willing  and able to do the same.  All proceeds from the day will go to the legal fund and hopefully we raise more awareness locally about the impact of the wind turbines.  Please email me at brianmcauliffe23@yahoo.com if you are able to attend donate or both so that we can get a rough head count.  Apologies to the folks organizing the Lincoln trip, but it was the only date that worked for the golf course.

VA-JO-WA is located on Walker Settlement Rd. in Island Falls.

Thanks to everyone for their continued efforts to do what is right.

Sincerely,

Brian McAuliffe

From the Va-Jo-Wa website:

Welcome to Northern Maine's premier 18 hole Course. Va Jo Wa was rated # 1 Public Course in Maine in the New England Golf Guide. We boast a challenging par 72, 6,425 yard layout which hosts the County Open Championship*. The front 9, located beside beautiful Pleasant Lake, offers spectacular views of the surrounding mountains and lakes. The back 9 sits high on a plateau overlooking Mt. Katahdin and will  take your breath away. Va Jo Wa offers a complete golfing experience including pro shop, driving range, practice facilities and restaurant.

 

http://www.vajowa.com/

Directions From Bangor:

In the immediate area is State Historic Marker, Bible Point.

Bible Point State Historic Site

The 27-acre Bible Point site was made famous by Teddy Roosevelt who visited the area beginning in 1878. Roosevelt camped at the southern end of Mattawamkeag Lake and hunted and fished throughout the area. It was reported that, each day, the future U.S. President would take his bible and hike to a beautiful point of land at the confluence of the West Branch of the Mattawamkeag River and First Brook where he would read the bible. A plaque at the site commemorates Roosevelt's love for the area with the following inscription:

"This place to which a great man in his youth liked to come to commune with God and with the wonder and beauty of the visible world is dedicated to the happy memory of Theodore Roosevelt."

Seeking a quiet, relaxing spot away from hustle and bustle? Several such spots exist in southern Aroostook, many with historical significance.

President Theodore Roosevelt has a deep connection to Bible Point, located at the confluence of the west branch of the Mattawamkeag River and First Brook. According to a published history of Island Falls, Roosevelt spent part of each day alone in the woods with a Bible, sitting alone and reflecting. A marker is erected near the spot in Island Falls, and the area has been placed in the state Register of Historic Places.

The inscription was erected in 1921 by Roosevelt biographer Hermann Hagedorn. It reads:

"This place, to which a great man in
his youth liked to come to commune
with God and with the wonder and
beauty of the visible world, is
dedicated to the happy memory of
THEODORE ROOSEVELT
Stranger, rest here and consider
what one man, having faith in the
right and love for his fellow man
was able to do for his country."

The marker is near a watertight box containing a bible and register, another little-known fact.

Click here to learn more about Roosevelt and Bible Point

 

http://www.state.me.us/doc/parks/programs/history/biblepoint/

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Comment by Mike DiCenso on July 13, 2012 at 9:25pm

Anyone who comes to Gabby and Rainer's be prepared to be flabbergasted that this industrial atrocity was ever permitted in Maine. You have to see it to believe it.

Comment by Donna Amrita Davidge on July 13, 2012 at 12:45pm

Rainer and Gabby are in LINCOLN LAKES

Comment by Donna Amrita Davidge on July 13, 2012 at 12:45pm

thank you Brian and Ben for offering this- I hope wind warriors will come out to support this important cause..also anyone during the day not golfing is invited to Rainer and Gabby at noon to see what these MONSTERS look like and talk with them about their experience..Kent and I plan to be there 

call 207-403-0417 to tell them if you wish to join..this is the DAY to remember the fight is far from over.

Hannah Pingree on the Maine expedited wind law

Hannah Pingree - Director of Maine's Office of Innovation and the Future

"Once the committee passed the wind energy bill on to the full House and Senate, lawmakers there didn’t even debate it. They passed it unanimously and with no discussion. House Majority Leader Hannah Pingree, a Democrat from North Haven, says legislators probably didn’t know how many turbines would be constructed in Maine."

https://pinetreewatch.org/wind-power-bandwagon-hits-bumps-in-the-road-3/

 

Maine as Third World Country:

CMP Transmission Rate Skyrockets 19.6% Due to Wind Power

 

Click here to read how the Maine ratepayer has been sold down the river by the Angus King cabal.

Maine Center For Public Interest Reporting – Three Part Series: A CRITICAL LOOK AT MAINE’S WIND ACT

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(excerpts) From Part 1 – On Maine’s Wind Law “Once the committee passed the wind energy bill on to the full House and Senate, lawmakers there didn’t even debate it. They passed it unanimously and with no discussion. House Majority Leader Hannah Pingree, a Democrat from North Haven, says legislators probably didn’t know how many turbines would be constructed in Maine if the law’s goals were met." . – Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting, August 2010 https://www.pinetreewatchdog.org/wind-power-bandwagon-hits-bumps-in-the-road-3/From Part 2 – On Wind and Oil Yet using wind energy doesn’t lower dependence on imported foreign oil. That’s because the majority of imported oil in Maine is used for heating and transportation. And switching our dependence from foreign oil to Maine-produced electricity isn’t likely to happen very soon, says Bartlett. “Right now, people can’t switch to electric cars and heating – if they did, we’d be in trouble.” So was one of the fundamental premises of the task force false, or at least misleading?" https://www.pinetreewatchdog.org/wind-swept-task-force-set-the-rules/From Part 3 – On Wind-Required New Transmission Lines Finally, the building of enormous, high-voltage transmission lines that the regional electricity system operator says are required to move substantial amounts of wind power to markets south of Maine was never even discussed by the task force – an omission that Mills said will come to haunt the state.“If you try to put 2,500 or 3,000 megawatts in northern or eastern Maine – oh, my god, try to build the transmission!” said Mills. “It’s not just the towers, it’s the lines – that’s when I begin to think that the goal is a little farfetched.” https://www.pinetreewatchdog.org/flaws-in-bill-like-skating-with-dull-skates/

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