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By Jon Whitney
(Anne Plummer and Associates)
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June 25, 9 a.m. Native Plant Walk, led by Colin Holme, LEA Field Services Director, introduction to native plants to help inspire natural landscaping for water quality production and habitat enhancement, easy terrain, $5/non-members, free/members, meet to carpool at Lakes Environmental Associatio...

By Jon Whitney
(Anne Plummer and Associates)
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Situated in the Sebago Lakes Region, Coffee Pond is located 20 miles northwest of Portland and only a couple of hours from Boston. It's easily accessible from Routes 11 and 121 to shops and activities in Freeport, the White Mountains and North Conway, NH. At 137 acres, Coffee Pond is a quarter mi...
Point Sebago Resort on Sebago Lake in Casco, Maine will once again be the host for the 6th annual Lake Region Brewer's Festival this Saturday, September 26th from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Do you like the idea of sampling dozens of finely-brewed beers, enjoying plenty of good food, listening to live musi...

By Jon Whitney
(Anne Plummer and Associates)
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Need a break from shopping for the perfect lakefront property near Pleasant Lake in Casco? Then visit Mayberry Hill Preserve, a gem in the western Maine Lakes and Mountains Region. Jon Evans, Stewardship and Volunteer Coordinator for Loon Echo Land Trust says of the Preserve, "The gentle terrain ...

By Jon Whitney
(Anne Plummer and Associates)
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Sometimes big things come in small packages in the Sebago Lakes Region of Maine. Such is the case with Baker's Dozen at 2 Lord Road in Casco, across from Pleasant Lake. Two years ago, after retiring from a career in food service, Eunice Long opened Baker's Dozen with the help of her husband Mel, ...

By Jon Whitney
(Anne Plummer and Associates)
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Enjoy your next round of golf at Point Sebago Resort on Sebago Lake, southern Maine's largest lake, located 2.5 hours from Boston. The 775-acre setting on this picturesque waterfront offers a 500-acre nationally acclaimed 18-hole golf course. The course was rated the #1 Golf Course in southern Ma...

By Jon Whitney
(Anne Plummer and Associates)
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July 23-25, Casco Days, sponsored by the Casco Fire Association; a full weekend of activities and events held at Casco Days Park in Casco Village. FMI: www.cascodays.org  July 23, 2 & 4 p.m., Tomato Plant Girl, "a play about friendship and holding one's own," $8, reservations recommended, Childre...

By Jon Whitney
(Anne Plummer and Associates)
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A hundred years ago the ability to afford a summer vacation in Maine was coming within reach of a growing middle class. The wealthy still enjoyed the amenities of grand hotel living at places like the Poland Spring Inn or the Mount Washington Hotel in Bretton Woods, NH, where whole families took ...

By Jon Whitney
(Anne Plummer and Associates)
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HGTV program "House Hunters" will air an episode on January 1 at 8 p.m. that features local real estate buyer's broker Diane Monaco of the Mr. Lakefront Keller Williams team in Casco. A producer for "House Hunters" had contacted Mr. Lakefront real estate earlier in the year after visiting their w...

By Jon Whitney
(Anne Plummer and Associates)
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The Maine Department of Environmental Protection estimates that between 40% and 70% of rain and snow melt that falls on a Maine residential property runs off and finds its way to streams, rivers, and lakes. Because of their proximity to the water, lakefront property owners play an especially impo...

By Jon Whitney
(Anne Plummer and Associates)
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If you're looking for a really great way to hang out at a beautiful Maine lakefront venue while sampling the tasty offerings of over 25 area microbrewers, mark September 27th on your calendar. It's the 5th annual 2008 Brew Festival at Point Sebago in Casco sponsored by the Greater Bridgton Lakes ...

By Sue Paige
(ERA Today Realty, Windham, ME 04062)
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After reading the papers and listening to the different news stations I wonder what is going to happen this coming winter. Some of the local towns are wondering how they will be able to help their residents get through the winter with the costs of fuel being high. Many people are disabled, on a f...

By Jon Whitney
(Anne Plummer and Associates)
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If any of you are fans of HGTV's House Hunters program, we have a treat for you. The folks from House Hunters recently made a call on Mr. Lakefront and are producing a segment for airing next Spring that features Mr. Lakefront's buyer's broker Diane Monaco and buyers she represented in a recent l...

By Jon Whitney
(Anne Plummer and Associates)
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I got a call last Saturday from a gal inquiring about a property. She said, "Tom, you probably don't remember me, but you showed us some lakefront properties a few years ago." I immediately remembered her and her husband as nice folks from Massachusetts. She said, "We've been looking for 5 years ...

By Jon Whitney
(Anne Plummer and Associates)
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Lakefront buyers usually come in pairs, like a husband and wife. Usually one is impulsive, passionate and emotional; the other reserved, rational and reasonable. One is looking for something he or she likes, while the other tries not to show much enthusiasm or partiality about any particular prop...

By Jon Whitney
(Anne Plummer and Associates)
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When buying a Maine waterfront property always make your offer contingent on having a satisfactory discussion with the local Code Enforcement Officer. No matter how knowledgeable your buyer's agent may be, he or she has no jurisdiction over the application of state and local rules and ordinances....

By Jon Whitney
(Anne Plummer and Associates)
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In the aftermath of a long, snowy winter where the evening news was filled with stories about mortgage meltdowns, rising oil prices, recession, inflation, a long presidential campaign, and a longer war, it's no wonder we all feel a little worn out. But I've been reading some sunnier news.You may ...

By Jon Whitney
(Anne Plummer and Associates)
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When it comes to Jetskis, or "personal watercraft " as the manufacturers like to call them, ninety percent of lakefront homeowner opinions I've heard fall into two extreme positions.Extreme Position #1: OUTLAW THEM COMPLETELY - Many believe that unlike powerboats, which are designed to take one f...

By Jon Whitney
(Anne Plummer and Associates)
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Well, it's that time of year again.Maine Maple Sunday, on March 23rd, is becoming our favorite sign of Spring. You can visit any number of sugaring sites all over the state, see how they boil the sap down, and sample some of the best that Mother Nature and Maine have to offer.Here at Mr. Lakefron...

By Jon Whitney
(Anne Plummer and Associates)
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13 Ways You Can Help the Lake I was checking out the latest newsletter from our friends at the Worromontogus Lake Association in the Augusta area and came across this great list of things Maine waterfront property owners can do to help their lake. I've seen this before, but neglected to save it, ...

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