Category Archives: Recreation

Blue-Green Algae Found July 2017

Notice/Warning: There has been a confirmed testing of Blue-Green Algae at Martin’s Pond. The Town will be issuing more information and notifications. Please do not swim or come in contact with the water in the pond until further notice from Town Officials. You may receive a reverse 9-1-1 call about this. Just wanted to give you a head’s up. The Solitude team noticed it and reported, then tested and confirmed. More info will be forthcoming, and we hope it is

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

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

Our Last Children’s Haunted Playground

The Haunted Playground takes months of preparation by a small group of dedicated people. The main organizers have decided that this will be our last one. If another group of people would like to take over or plan something new, we will be there to guide you. Over the past 21 years we have watched our little neighborhood festival grow into an event attended by over 1000 people. All of the work was always rewarded by the smiling faces of

What a Night!!!

The 2015 Children’s Haunted Playground was a fantastic success. Thanks so much to all the volunteers, sponsors, and most of all the folks who came out to celebrate fall with us! Lots more fabulous pictures can be found on our Flickr page at 2015 Haunted Playground. If you’ve got photos to share, who not add them to our Martins Pond group pool?

New Sponsor

Thanks to the newest sponsor supporting this year’s Children’s Haunted Playground: Collins Overhead Door They join the following other generous donors: Chipman Handyman Services Crafty Time 4 Tots/Stork Ready The Cutting Room Eric Evans/Edward Jones The Hallahan Family Horseshoe Grille Kitty’s Restaurant & Lounge North Reading Transportation Quality Pavement Markings Renaissance Realtors The Savings Bank Seven Eleven Stop and Shop Tedeschi Food Shops Paynes UHAUL Remember them when you shop!

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