Photos thanks to Nancy Saccente
Photos thanks to Nancy Saccente
I have loved photography since I was a child. I enjoy taking pictures of faces and bodies and people just people being themselves. However, unless it’s a modeling photoshoot, which I rarely do anymore, I dislike posed pictures, like the stereotypical ones you could find in a wedding album. They look stiff, uncomfortable and fake… kind of forced and dead.
I’d rather be like a fly in the wall, documenting everything, preferably without being noticed, (big lenses are great for this).
At Longwood Lake, I hit the jackpot. It doesn’t matter if they are rich or poor, city slickers or country people, conservative or liberals, social butterflies or curmudgeons, everyone here is a character in their own right and each one of them has a fascinating story to tell, if you care to listen closely. Another thing I noticed is that, once you get to know everyone, you can’t stop smiling and laughing–with the possible exception of the board meetings and the firework culprits, but those are stories for another day. Proof of this was the bingo, the trivia night, the docktail hour and most recently, the annual picnic.
Sometimes you just want to go where everybody knows your name. That’s Longwood Lake. Enjoy the pictures and… Cheers!
– Paco Correa
34 LLCOA members gathered for Bingo night at Freddie’s Field. Playing 6 rounds of Bingo mixed with trivia in between, a fun time was has by all.
Prizes for Bingo winners included Rafts, jumbo Yatzee, a remote control boat, lake decor and cabin related books courtesy of LLCOA. Trivia winners were treated to jumbo licorice bags in many flavors provided by Wiley Wallaby Licorice.
THE CONENSUS WAS LETS DO IT AGAIN! – Lisa Correa
“Leave my Mom alone. She’s just been tranquilized!”
When the NJ Fish and Wildlife technicians returned in February 2020 they could hear her signal but couldn’t get close enough to look at her. She had yearlings and was very mobile!
The water level is high at the lake. My dock is close to being under water. Mike Klein’s dock is under water. All three overflow tubes at the dam are passing water. If we get much more rain we could have some problems with docks. See pictures attached.
Pat Pagano says we might be getting another 2 inches or more of rain over the weekend.
The Pavilion Committee recently modified its previous proposal.
Members may not be aware that over the past few months, there have been large increases in the cost of dimensional lumber, as well as shortages in supply. As an example, the cost of trusses for our lowest structure quote increased by $5,000 dollars since May. Therefore, the quote was resubmitted with an increased overall cost. All 3 quotes are on the website for review
We have also provided increased clarity in the project scope. Changes from the previous presentation are in Blue or Red font
A very important change in that we will not be asking for your vote to approve funding the building of a pavilion structure.
Instead, at the Oct. 3rd Annual Meeting we would like to propose a non-binding vote to understand if Members would support a pavilion in the future if we could keep the structure cost at or below $65,000 dollars
This vote would NOT allow for appropriating funds for a building structure. It would only keep the committee active in looking to find alternative options for presentation, discussion and MEMBERapproval at a future date.
We ask that you take the time to review the updated information so you are fully aware of the changes.
The committee apologizes for any confusion or inconvenience to members regarding their consideration for the project proposal.
If any member would like the presentation sent to you directly from the committee, please contact or email Bill Klein (973-219-0384) or firstname.lastname@example.org
The Pavilion Project Committee
Jeff and Paula Galloway, Cabin 197
We agree with the points expressed by Gail Slockett and Sharon Pannucci, and we agree that the questions raised by Dick Leigh are important ones. To those points we would add or elaborate: