Monthly Archives June 2014

Broadway Gardens

If you are looking for quality planting and lake friendly gardening advice, then Broadway Gardens in South Portland is the place for you. We have northern New England’s largest selection of perennials. Plus hard to find annuals bursting with color, flowering shrubs and bushes , evergreen and deciduous trees, ornamental trees… any type of plant your camp could use. And to help maintain your yard while minimizing runoff of excessive nutrients, we offer fertilizers and horticultural treatments available in organic
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History of Paine Neighborhood – July 22

Come learn about the historic Paine Neighborhood and its relationship to and influence on Watchic Lake. Donal Drew and Elaine Bradbury along with the Standish Historical Society will host this event. When: July 22 at 1:00 to 3:30 pm Where: Bradbury Pines on Watchic Lake off Road 19 Please call or email Donal or Elaine to confirm you attendance. Donal at 207-756-4261 or drew@fairpoint.net. Elaine at 207-642-2536 or hhfsouth@embarqmail.com  
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Lakefront Victorian Rental

Rent this completely renovated Lakefront Victorian Cottage on Watchic Lake.  The cottage is only 40 feet  from  the water’s edge with  100 feet of shoreline offering beautiful views, peaceful surroundings, glorious sunsets, a chance for a relaxing swim, fishing right off the dock, and the call of the loons. The cottage features a large full kitchen with open dining area. There is “pass through” window access to adjacent custom designed bar area that overlooks the lake. The living room is
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Little Gatsby House Rental

Rent The Little Gatsby House on Watchic Lake, a charming elegant treasure built in 1908, still with many of it’s original furnishings. This cottage has close proximity to everything, 100 feet of lake frontage with beautiful views, peaceful surroundings, glorious sunsets, gentle breezes, and the call of the loons.  It’s a place for a refreshing swim or some relaxing fishing or kayaking. With a gentle sloping beach and a full set of toys and sporting equipment it’s a great place
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Ice in the Early Days

Ever wonder how people chilled their milk, meats, veggies, and of course their beer during the warm summer months on the lake? Ice from an ice-house of course.  David F. Drew writes in his book An Almanac of the Paine Neighborhood and Watchic Pond From 1800 to 1935 “When my family came to camp in the spring and fall, our first chore was to get a piece of ice for the icebox. It would be covered with sawdust or hay
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