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Monday, January 26, 2015

    Sadly, we have to tell you we have lost another member of the Joe's Pond community.  Henry Mills (Clubhouse Circle), father of Henretta Splain, passed away this morning.  He was 96.  When I have more information I'll post it here.  In the meantime, our thoughts are very much with Henretta and her family.
    I guess everyone has made whatever preparations they can in anticipation of the approaching storm.  Last report I saw predicted between 5 and 8 inches for us, but a whole lot more for coastal areas all the way from Washington DC to Maine.  The cities will probably be hardest hit - services lost and roads closed - but here it will no doubt be mostly business as usual.  It would be nice if it warmed up a little, but on the other hand, being so cold the snow will be light and fluffy and should pose no problem weighing down tree limbs.  However, with high winds, visibility will be compromised and the windchill factor one to be reckoned with, so if you must be out on the highways, please be very careful.
    We heard today that last week not one, but two airplanes landed on the pond.  We don't know who, where or exactly when, but it would be fun to know what that was all about.  Perhaps they came to fish for a few hours?  I think that may have been about the same time the Rossi's cameras quit working (Diane thinks in protest against the severe cold), otherwise we might be able to back up the record and see them, depending on where they landed.  The cameras are operating again now, so if you want to watch the storm tomorrow, check them out.  Remember you need to log onto the Joe's Pond Association website using Internet Explorer as your browser.  Full instructions are there, just follow the links.
    Stay warm and safe tomorrow and enjoy watching the "Blizzard of 2015" on television and/or from your window. 

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