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.
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!
The Downtown Revision proposed at last Thursday’s meeting in the Lebanon Opera House included restoration of the tunnel running under the downtown mall.
The Valley news reported: “the old railroad tunnel will also be restored and used for the future Mascoma River Greenway, allowing pedestrians and bicycles a traffic-free path downtown. Restoring the tunnel is estimated to cost about $2 million, according to consultants. That’s about $200,000 more than plans to fill it in.” ( If approved, funds for restoration will come from the City of Lebanon, not the MRG Campaign which is now at 98.7% of goal.)