It now feels like Spring is really coming, yet those of us who
participated in the winter trips will not soon forget the wonderful
snow conditions at Craftsbury and Bretton Woods. At Craftsbury in
addition to all the fun we had skiing and snow shoeing , we also
conducted our first silent auction where we raised over $700. On our
Bretton Woods trip a few folks had the opportunity to take a dog sled
ride and tour the lovely Bretton Woods area.
Many thanks to our guide trainers who did such a great job working with
our new guides. We had 11 new guides join us. Several had participated
in the international event but it was their first time with the regional
event. We also had 4 new skiers join us, and 2 of them had never skied
Summer is coming and it’s time to get ready for biking, hiking and
canoeing! We look forward to returning to Cranmore Mountain Lodge in
July where we will hike, canoe, and enjoy the wonderful hospitality of
the Flanigans. In October we will be staying at the new AMC Highland Center in Crawford
Notch. It’s a new state of the art facility which will be opening in
June. What a great time of the year to hike in such a beautiful area of
Would you like to get more involved in NERSFL? We’d like to hear your
ideas! Help us plan some events! Join the board of directors!
We have one board position open now, and others will be opening up a
year from now. Please send a letter of interest and your resume’ to PO
Box 2170, West Brattleboro, Vermont 05303.
Let’s support Evan Lenson who will once again be hiking to raise funds
for New England Regional Ski For Light. On June 21, he will hike the
Presidential Traverse (Madison, Adams, Jefferson, Clay, Washington,
Monroe, Franklin, Eisenhower, Pierce, Jackson and Webster Mountains)
This is a 23.5 mile hike that will probably take 17 hours more or less
to complete. Support him by sending a donation to NERSFL in his name.
Evan is looking for transportation from the Crawford Notch area to
return to his car on the evening of June 21 at approximately 8 pm . If
you can help him, please contact Evan at (508)655-0572.
Please share this newsletter with friends as we are always looking
for new participants and guides to be a part of Ski For Light trips!
Thanks go to all of our guides and participants for making New England
Regional Ski For Light what it is today. Thanks to the wonderful board
of directors that I have had the great pleasure of working with
throughout this season. They really keep me on my toes! by Marie
Blind Stokers Tandem ride: Saturday, June 21 at 9 am. Meet in at the
Commuter Rail Parking Lot in Lincoln, MA. There will be the choice of a
20 mile or a 30 mile route depending on ability and endurance level.
The ride will go through Lincoln, Sudbury, Concord and Carlisle. Cue
sheets will be provided. Bring your own lunch or buy at Daisy’s
Sandwich Shop in Carlisle Center. Single bikers are also welcome. We
need tandems and captains to make this ride go. A helmet is necessary.
If you have extra ones, please bring them along to loan; and if
possible, please bring pedals with regular toe clips . If you have an
extra tandem, please bring that too.
We’re hoping for a beautiful day, of course. If the weather looks
questionable, call Mark Remaly at (781) 391-2943 to see if the ride will
go. If you have any questions, you can call Mark at this number or
e-mail him at: mremaly @attbi.com. Your donation of $10 will help cover expenses.
Cranmore Mountain Lodge: Come join us again for a relaxing and
fun-filled weekend in North Conway NH at the Cranmore Mountain
Lodge July 11-13. On Saturday you will have a choice of doing a local
hike or canoeing on the Saco River. There will be another hike on
Sunday. Enjoy the inn's excellent food, semi-private rooms with
private baths, outdoor pool and hot tub. Or walk into town for some
shopping. There will be the option of attending the musical "Guys and
Dolls” in town on Saturday night. Cost: $150 per person and
includes 2 nights lodging, 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches and Saturday dinner.
A theatre ticket is an additional $22.00 per ticket. Cranmore Mountain Lodge
telephone: (603)357-7243. This is for you to give family and friends.
Do not call to make your own reservations for this trip.
Payments and Refund Policy:
Please make payments by check made out to:
New England Regional Ski for Light and mail to:
NERSFL / P.O. Box 2170 / West Brattleboro, Vermont 05303. You must send
the total payment for the July trip You may submit either a deposit of
$25 or the entire cost for the October trip. Deposits and payment for
the July trip must be received by June 5th. The balance due for the
October week-end trip must be received by August 25th. All deposits are
nonrefundable. The balance for the week-end trip is nonrefundable
unless your space can be filled. We will do our best to assist you to
find a substitute, but it is ultimately your responsibility to find a
replacement. Financial assistance is available for people who cannot
afford the full cost of a trip. To be considered, submit a letter of
need with the application.
Enclosed is an application for you to complete and send with your
payment. Health and Liability forms will be sent to you after we
receive your enrollment. All forms must be filled out and signed before
you can participate in the event.
Anyone in average physical condition can expect to complete these
events. If we have any questions about your ability to participate , we
will call and discuss it with you. In questionable cases, the decision
to participate will lie with the participant and his or her physician.
Participants must take responsibility for their own health problems at
these events. Your enjoyment will be enhanced by any measures you take
to improve your physical fitness and stamina before the event.
Transportation will be available by car-pooling. You will be contacted
about a week before an event to make travel arrangements. Guides are
encouraged to let us know if they are willing to drive and how many
passengers they can take. All passengers are expected to contribute
towards the cost of gasoline. If you are coming to an event from out of
town, do not make travel plans on public transportation prior to 7:00 pm
on Sunday. It is very difficult to guarantee a return to transportation
centers prior to this time without disrupting other participants.
We hope to see you on one or several of the summer trips!!!
New England Regional Ski for Light
P.O. Box 2170
West Brattleboro, Vermont 05303 781-667-9270
Summer Event Application
Person to contact in case of emergency:
Name_________________________________________ Phone (H)___________
I am a guide_____vision impaired participant_____mobility
I need transportation to the event/s________(yes or no)
I wish to attend the following event/s
_____ Tandem Bike Trip, Lincoln MA June 21
Please check if you can bring any of the following equipment:
Tandem bike____ Helmet____ Extra Helmet/s_______(how many?)
_____ Cranmore Mountain Lodge, July 11-13
I prefer to____ hike both days____boat on Saturday, hike on Sunday
Saturday Evening Meal choices:
Swordfish____Beef_____ Vegetarian (Indian dish)______
I need _____ tickets to Guys and Dolls at @ $22.00 each
Deposits due by June 5th
Enclosed is my payment/deposit for:
_____Tandem Bike Trip, $10 donation only
_____Cranmore Inn, North Conway, NH $ !50 person
_____ Tickets to Guys and Dolls $22 per person
Do you want to contribute in honor of Evan Lenson’s Mountain traverse?
If so, indicate the amount you are enclosing._____________
If you wish to have a confirmation notice on any trip, please include
your e-mail address here: ______________________________
If you have no e-mail address, and you need confirmation, put your phone
number here: ______________________
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We are a tax exempt non profit organization. We always appreciate
donations if you wish to include one with your application.
Current NERSFL Board
Marie Hennessy- President
Cindy Wentz- Vice President
Earle Prentiss- Treasurer
Sandie Page- Secretary
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