Suzanne Masland sent this photo taken of the area near the east shore that was late freezing over. She believes that area is going to open up sooner than the rest of the pond. Makes sense - I'd think that ice would likely not be as thick as the rest that froze in sooner.
Some of you will remember Suzanne sent us a photo she took on January 2, 2016 of that same area; the pond didn't completely freeze over until January 5. These shots were not taken from exactly the same position on Edgewood, but you can see the open water in January in the bottom picture, and the difference in color of the ice in the top one taken today. It will be interesting to watch as the ice melts. I should mention that the Ice-Out Contest block and flag are on the opposite, or west shore, across the pond from where the open water was in January. The west side had been frozen over for several days before the east side froze.
Thanks to Suzanne for sending the photos.