Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 28 Page 29 Page 30 Page 31 Page 32 Page 33 Page 34 Page 35 Page 36 Page 37 Page 38 Page 39 Page 40 Page 41 Page 42 Page 43 Page 44 Page 45 Page 46 Page 47 Page 48 Page 49 Page 50 Page 51 Page 52 Page 53 Page 54 Page 55 Page 56 Page 57 Page 58 Page 59 Page 60 Page 61 Page 62 Page 63 Page 64 Page 65 Page 66 Page 67 Page 6840 | Snowmobile VERMONT Club News Pat and Christi Austin. We were also pleased to have had the VAST Executive Director Cindy Locke spend the day riding our trails and then attend our raffle dinner. President Richard Fortin and Mark Ellingwood presented Lucy Menzel with a sign for Corridor 114S in memory of her late husband, Marvin Menzel, one of our former dedicated groomer operators who had been with the club for many years. In addition, our president displayed the new blue club trail signs that were generously donated by Tom and Shelley D’Amato. Our groomers have been out working hard when the nights are cold enough for the trails to set up. Some of the grooming runs are long, sometimes as much as over 10 hours at a time, but our men continue to make every effort to bring you some of the best trails in the state. They are often some of our unsung heroes, especially since the grooming all gets done at night. We have had a few detours or closures due to logging operations, Lunenburg Polar Bears Snowmobile Club, Inc. It’s another frustrating winter for area snowmobilers where ample snowfall repeatedly competed with warmth and rain. However, many area trails showed amazing resilience and provided excellent riding. Welcome to Polar Bear Country! Thanks to everyone that supported the LPB’s Annual Hot Dish Buffet event on Feb. 4. Snowmobilers even made the trek from Canaan and Newark. Landowners ate free and also received a gift from the club. The 50/50 winner was Frances Colby from Lunenburg. The club made donations to the student activity funds for the Gilman and Lunenburg Schools. The Polar Bears hosted a group “Ride To the Roost” on Feb. 11. Snowmobilers lined up on a freshly- groomed Corridor 102 at EX62. Ron Desjardin of the LPB led the way to East Haven. A great time was had by all. Thanks to our neighbors, the Connecticut Valley Sno-Riders, for coordinating the annual cookout at The Roost.. There was a good turnout at our February meeting. Numerous comments of thanks and support from area snowmobilers were reported. It was also encouraging to see new names on our membership roster. Other discussions included keeping the fleet in tip-top shape and addressing the pesky water bars on the trails. Club meetings are the third Thursday of the month at the Lunenburg Town Hall. The meeting also yielded a healthy discussion pertaining to New Hampshire Commerce Zone reciprocity. For years, the Polar Bears promoted trail access to services and events within the Lancaster Commerce Zone. But the club recently learned that any snowmobile that crosses the border into New Hampshire to access the commerce area, requires a Vermont DMV-issued registration for the snowmobile. A VAST TMA alone does not grant access. We always welcome comments and suggestions. Stay in touch! Mike Mutascio, Secretary/Publicity Like us on Facebook but Trailmaster Dave Page did his magic to find a way around them. We don’t know what the spring holds for us, but we sure hope it is some fantastic riding. It would be nice to be able to say that we began the season opening day and were able to snowmobile right up until the last possible day in April. We’ve had a couple of warm spells, only to be followed by a couple of pretty good snowfalls already in late February. Hopefully, we’ll continue dancing, singing and praying right up until April 15 that it will be one of the best years ever for snowmobiling. Homer Selby, Club Reporter Like us on Facebook Brighton Snowmobile Club President Richard Fortin is presented with new trail signs donated by Shelley and Tom D’Amato. Lunenburg Polar Bears Hot Dish Buffet (Nancy Piette photo) (Mike Mutascio photo)