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Fishing Derby Winners

Congratulations to all the kids who participated in the 20th Annual Children’s Fishing Derby! Ages 3-6 1st Derek Hallera (5) 1.54 Large Mouth Bass 2nd Ryan Heos (6) 1.25 Catfish 3rd Emily Maudsley (4) .90 Large Mouth Bass Ages 7-10 1st Brendon Heos (10) 1.04 Catfish 2nd Makayla Crowley (10) .78 Catfish 3rd Kate Manzi (10) .62 Large Mouth Bass Ages 11-16 1st Ryan Dobbyn (12) 1.47 Large Mouth Bass 2nd Kiley Martel (16) 1.28 Large Mouth Bass 3rd Antony

20th Annual Fishing Derby June 24

Bring your rod and reel to the 20th Annual Children’s Fishing Derby on June 24.  Sponsored by the Wildside Bass Club and the Martin’s Pond Association, this annual event is a favorite with all our young anglers! Children ages 3-16 can enter–registration begins at 8am.  Bring your own rod, bait, and bucket. The first 75 registrants present will receive a free hat–and all participants will get a free lunch. Trophies and prizes will be awarded, and a good time will


On Wednesday, May 31, 2017 Martin’s Pond will be treated for watermilfoil and fanwort.  Both are highly aggressive invasive plants that can quickly overtake small lakes and ponds.  If not controlled, milfoil and fanwort can have damaging effects on natural wildlife, vegetation and recreational activities as they will continue to grow at a very rapid pace.  SOLitude Lake Management of Shrewsbury, MA has been retained to respond to this invasive plant infestation.  Please note the following important information regarding this

Martin’s Pond Community Pride Scholarship

diploma, cash, & mortarboard

Martin’s Pond Community Pride Scholarship The Martin’s Pond Association is proud to offer a $500 scholarship to be awarded to a graduating senior from the Martin’s Pond neighborhood in North Reading towards the pursuit of college or trade school.  In the spirit of community pride, neighbors fully funded this award.   The scholarship will be awarded based on a submitted essay.  Essays will be judged based on honesty, integrity, thoughtfulness, respect for the environment, and neighborhood pride. A hardcopy of

Children’s Haunted Playground Reborn

Martins Pond Association is delighted to announce that Halloween festivities will take place again in Clarke Park this October. Friends of Hornet Productions will present Haunted Hornet Halloween on Saturday October 15th. Friends of Hornet Productions is the booster organization focused on supporting and promoting the performing, visual and technical arts at the North Reading Middle School. Please see their website for more information!

Winners! Children’s Fishing Derby 2016

fishing derby winners 4 children with 2 volunteers

This year’s fishing derby included 66 kids from 11 towns. Volunteers from Martins Pond Association and Wildside Bass Club made it a great success as always! A great time was had by all. Visit our Flickr or Facebook sites to see more pictures! Catch of Day Garrett Butler, 13, North Reading 2.45 Large Mouth Bass Ages 12-15 Maguire Koepke, 13, North Reading, 1.90 LG Harley Duffley, 12, North Reading, .90 Large Mouth Bass Meghan Onessimo, 14, North Reading, .84 Large

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