Friday, June 29, 2012

LLAA's Annual Meeting

The Long Lake Area Association's 2012 Annual Meeting will be Saturday, July 7th, at the Hubbard Community Center.  Please come at 9:30AM for coffee, juice & rolls, registration, browsing informational displays and socializing.  The meeting will begin at 10AM.  Our two featured presenters this year are Mark Sommer, Hubbard Soil & Water Conservation District, on the Long Lake Water Quality Report and Doug Kingsley, MN DNR Area Fisheries, on dissolved oxygen and temperature monitoring.

Door prizes follow the Neighborhood Elections.  All are welcome.

Check out the draft of the annual meeting minutes from last year on the Board Communications tab of this website. 

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Flotilla Information for 2012

On Wednesday, July 4th, those participating in the flotilla should gather at 9:50AM at New Frontier Resort on the west side of the lake and depart at 10AM in 2 groups.  You can follow the Flotilla Leader on the North route or the South route.  The decorating theme for this year is "Patriotism for Your Country."

Display your phone number LARGE enough for the judges to read.  There will be first and second prize winners selected from boats and also first and second prize winners selected from pontoons.  The Flotilla Leaders are not eligible for prizes.  Please keep decorations intact until 1 PM on July 4th.  Participants agree to allow photo publishing.

If there is inclement weather (high winds, rain, thunderstorms) at 9AM on the 4th, the Flotilla will be cancelled.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Neigborhood 3 - Summer Saturday Morning Break

The Neighborhood 3 "Summer Saturday Morning Break" will be held June 30th from 9 to 11:30 AM at the Hubbard Community Center.  There will be a complimentary continental breakfast, open house style, where you can come and go whenever it works in your morning schedule.  Bring stories and pictures to share your lake history.  Invite your neighbors and bring your cabin guests along.  All are welcome!
Neighborhood 3 includes those folks from the Hubbard Dam going East on Highway 87 and North on County 20 to 140th Street.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Who Doesn't Like Fireworks?!!

Many Long Lake families have made it a tradition to go into Park Rapids each year to watch the Fourth of July Fireworks over Heartland Park at dusk.  The Park Rapids Rotary is working to collect money to help support this fun, family friendly tradition and maintain it's status as one of the best shows in the state.  Long Lake Area Association member, Joanne Torfin, who is also a member of the Park Rapids Rotary, has shared this one minute YouTube video link with us about the fireworks fund drive:

Park Rapids Rotary Fireworks Fund Drive

If you would like to contribute any amount toward the 2012 Fireworks celebration your donation can be mailed to:  Park Rapids Rotary Fireworks, P.O.Box 704, Park Rapids, 56470

Information submitted by Joanne Torfin
Photos by C.C. White

Thursday, June 7, 2012

A Reminder for Saturday

Tri-Watershed Expo: A Learning Opportunity

Tri-Watershed Expo

Hubbard County is unique in that it crosses three watershed districts.  They are the Mississippi Headwaters watershed to the north; the Leach Lake watershed covering the eastern portion and the Crow Wing watershed which includes the city of Park Rapids and southeastern part of Hubbard County. The bounded hydrologic system is where all living things are inextricably linked through common water communities and where we must become part of that community.

To enhance your knowledge of the impacts of land-use on water and natural resources the Hubbard County University of Minnesota Extension is presenting a

Tri-Watershed Expo on Saturday, June 9, 2012 from 8:00am to 12:30pm at the Park Rapids High School.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Long Lake Zorbaz Night

Wednesday, June 6th, is "Zorbaz Night" - an opportunity to get together with your Long Lake friends and neighbors.  All are welcome to join this informal and varying group for food and fellowship.  During summer Long Lake Zorbaz Nights are the first Wednesday of each month.
Time:  6 pm
Place:  Zhateau Zorbaz, located just north of Dorset on Co. Hwy. 7.

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Loon Chicks

Barb Roberts sent us this report on Saturday:

"We have a baby loon on the north end of the lake.  I'm attaching a picture of it and also the loon that is sitting on her nest down the lake by the purple martin nests."

Thanks, Barb, for contributing to the blog.