Summer 2017 | 33 ESSEX COUNTY Lunenburg Polar Bears Summer is here and the warm sun is shining brightly on Lunenburg. A rather cool and damp spring is behind us. Hopefully, there will be chilly air this upcoming winter. Welcome to Polar Bear Country! Our 50th anniversary season is behind us. Thanks to everyone that supported us and shared our enthusiasm for the history of the LPB and Vermont snowmobiling. It’s always a great idea to reflect on the hard work and leadership that groomed our success. We were glad to see some folks out enjoying the trails in April. Our higher elevations offer a consistent base that is protected from sun exposures. Folks are often seen racking up some miles in the spring. Speaking of folks, we welcome our new members for the 2017/18 season. We’re happy to have you aboard! Our equipment and power units are tucked in for the off-season. We certainly hope your sleds are “summer-ized” and ready to go for December. Remember to stay in touch with the club. In closing, we are saddened to learn of the passing of LPB Life Member Maurice Frechette. The club celebrates his endless contributions and offers a crisp salute in recognition of his military service. Our thoughts go out to family and friends. His name will be added to the club plaque at Town Hall. Mike Mutascio, Secretary/Publicity Like us on Facebook The Lunenburg Polar Bears have a new packing implement for their PistenBully. (Mike Mutascio photo) Northeast Kingdom Snow Blasters Happy summer everyone! It sure has been wet with above average rainfall thus far, with promises of a continued soggy and wet pattern. Hopefully, by the time your read this, we will get some great NEK summer weather. I am also sure we would have loved with consistent grooming weeks this year! Hope everyone has had a great summer so far. Thanks to all of our landowners that we will be contacting shortly to renew our agreements. We couldn’t ride without you! Erik Engstrom, President Like us on Facebook this weather pattern last winter. There is a lot going on here in Norton in regards to snowmobiling. Our signs are all put away and thanks to Paul Christensen, Brad Shepherd, David Diminico Jr., Hunter Diminico, Jeff Lavallee, Bruce Jean and company for your help. We also participated in Green Up Day, cleaning our entire trail system. Lots of projects are underway. Our mogul master drag is currently in Canada getting a new pan and cutters all the way around.