Thursday, March 24, 2011

Warning for DOG Owners around Manchaug Pond

Keep an extra special eye on your outdoor pets ...  we have been asked to post this warning as one neighborhood on Manchaug Pond is reporting the loss of four dogs - yes, FOUR dogs who have died within the last week due to anti-freeze poisoning!

Here's some advice:

Besides keeping common hazards such as human medications and household cleaners out-of-paw’s reach, keep your veterinarian’s number handy,  familiarize yourself with the symptoms of poison ingestion—such as vomiting, excessive thirst and difficulty breathing—and, assemble a pet first-aid kit.

Learn more at ASPCA.ORG

Purchases through these links benefit the Manchaug Pond Association.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Manchaug's Ice Breaking UP

Ice still remains on Manchaug Pond even after a few days of spring temperatures and wind.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Cabin Fever? MPA FUNdrai$ing Committee has the answers!

Ready for some fun and an opportunity to raise money for a great cause? Here are a few of the events the MPA Fundraising Committee has lined up for 2011:

  • A fun new evening of live music, dancing, cash bar, raffles, snacks and more called Rockin' Spring Fling April 29th at the Dudley-Gendron in Sutton; Only $10 pp, email for tickets! Check out the band's playlist here!

  • the BIG ticket BOAT Raffle whose prize has grown bigger and better with it's second year!  Tickets are being printed now and soon will go on sale with a very limited number available.  USA Marine, our sponsor, will bring the boat to the shores of Manchaug for the drawing on June 18th. The free meal of half-a-chicken and all the fixings for ticket holders.  Stay tuned for a photo of the boat - a 2011 pontoon boat or take $10,000 cash.  More info to come!

  • the 2nd Annual Boat Decorating Contest for the July 4th weekend (judging on July 3rd) is also being planned - entries can choose any theme, a judges' boat will be added to allow a longer and closer view and there is talk of trophies and categories.

  • and Manchaug Pond's 6K The DAM Race scheduled for Saturday, October 15th is also promised!

So mark your calendars, call your neighbors and friends, email for tickets all to have a bit of fun and raise money to preserve Manchaug Pond!

100% of the money raised will be used for the preservation and enhancement of Manchaug Pond. Donations can be made directly to the newly formed 501c3 non-profit Manchaug Pond Foundation and are tax-deductible.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Tuesday, March 08, 2011

Pack away the snowshoes!

The dramatic seasonal change which occurs at this time each year has begun here on Manchaug Pond. Where this winter the lake provided many opportunities for snow shoeing, ice fishing and snowmobiling, the warmer temps and yesterday's rain and wind are opening up our summer playground.

With considerable melting and run-off from the watershed the lake waterlevel is rising fast!


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