It was a hot, hot day, yet there they were at the Lebanon Farmers Market, selling raffle tickets and answering questions about the Mascoma River Greenway!
MRG Campaign Committee member Richard Wallace
Richard was selling raffle tickets: Omer & Bob’s Sports Shop in Lebanon has generously donated a SPECIALIZED Stumpjumper FSR Comp 6 Fattie bike (retail value $3500) for the benefit of the MRG. The raffle winner will be announced August 25th at the end-of-summer celebration in downtown Lebanon. Tickets cost $5.00 each or 5 for $20 and, thanks to Richard, can be purchased at the Lebanon Farmers’ Market on Thursdays, at the Lebanon Co-op on Saturday mornings, or at the Recreation Department Office in Lebanon City Hall.
Frank Gould, MRG Leadership Team Co-Chair
Frank was modeling his new MRG T-shirt and answering questions about the MRG . . . as he has been every Thursday at the Lebanon Farmers Market. We’ve teamed up with Top Stitch in Lebanon to offer MRG T-shirts, fleece vests, and fleece jackets. Orders can be made directly to the Topstitch web site at
T-shirts (S-XL) are $15.00, fleece vests (S-XL) $35.95, and fleece Jacket (S-XL) $39.95 (Larger sizes are available – check prices at the “Select Size” button.)
Do stop by to say hello, take a chance on the bike, and consider purchasing an MRG shirt, vest, or jacket!
The MRG will be a safe recreation/transportation corridor connecting Lebanon and West Lebanon . . . and beyond.
It was hard work on a hot day – great to have this youthful energy applied to the MRG! The crew cleared brush and loaded spikes for removal, working from the rail bridge near Glen Road to behind Timken. Thanks to this wonderful team and to Upper Valley Trails Alliance.
Want to know more about the UVTA Trail Corps?
How lucky we are to have the Upper Valley Trails Alliance High School Trail Corps back on the MRG this summer. They pried spikes, cleared brush, and tried to stay cool. (They were working on the area between the Timken Bridge and the Miracle Mile movie theaters.) Thanks to you all for your hard work!
Step-by-step we move westward. An arced railing is being constructed on the MRG bridge over I-89 (similar to the railing on the pedestrian bridge on Hanover Street) and weekly Wednesday work crews continue to pull spikes in preparation for removal of rails and ties. We could use some energetic people to help with clearing the trail, pulling spikes, constructing bridges – send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up for workday notices.