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Our Beautiful Countryside
Great meals and homemade desserts at the Snackbar where we meet.
 

Everyone is welcome to come to our meetings. They are held on the second Saturday of the month at 6:00 at the Snackbar Lounge, 3752 Airline Road, Rte. 9, Beddington, Call Frank or Maryann at 638-2301 or 546-1178 for info.

 

Swamp Donkeys September Newsletter
 

Please note: 2017 membership dues are now due. Print or call us for a membership application. Fill it out and bring it to a meeting.

 

Photos from the 2014 Camp Caplla Benefit Ride

Keely and the warden
Keely and the warden

The littlest rider
The littlest rider

 

2017 Camp Capella Benefit Ride Report.

Airline Snackbar ATV Club, “The Swamp Donkeys”

END OF SEASON UPDATE FOR AIRLINE SNACKBAR ATV- THE SWAMP DONKEYS

NOVEMBER 20, 2018

We are reaching the end of another atv riding season!  Trails are closed to atvs when there is groomable snow, which the sled riders hope is soon. This was an interesting spring and summer with David still out of commission, Pete working 6 days a week, Frank’s health issues adding to the changing weather patterns, first too wet, then too hot and humid, then hot, hot and dry and dusty adding to the mix. In spite of all the challenges, several projects were completed with a little help from our friends. All the bridges that we are replacing are being built with steel beams, which should eliminate further work on them for some time. Transporting and placing the huge steel beams would not have been possible without the help of Bub and David from RF Jordan, Roger Gray, Kenny Jordan from Jordan building moving and rental assistance from RF Jordan Construction.

The first project ,in May,  was to get the trails inspected to  find out what needed to be done. Bridge repair began in June on the # 505 trail along with starting the trail signing. In July, work on the steel beams for # 504, more signing. In August was the cleaning of the steel beams, setting them to be welded and doing the welding.  October was setting the beams on site on #504 and decking them. Then a trip to the Guilford area to pick up the crane mats for bridging the stream on #500 and setting them.  November has been signing, decking the #500 bridge and more signing.

On hand at one time or another were Mike Sullivan, Peter and Sharon Poors, Frank and Maryann Janusz, Steve Catlin and the guys who did the trucking and volunteered to stay and help out. A thank you to Skip Butler who was a big help at the dinner for David.  Not trail work, I know, but I sure appreciated the help and support. A thank you to all.

The big change for us has been our new meeting place. Due to schedule conflicts with the diner, we are now meeting on Rte. 193, at the town building, still the second Saturday at 6 pm.

David was up for a visit and is doing very well. His medical folks tell him he is way ahead of where they though he would be !   We had held a couple of fund raising events and we gave him the check when we saw he and Linda. They were extremely touched, and appreciated all the care and concern it showed for them. Being David, the guy with one leg immediately asked us to donate it to Camp CaPella for camperships. He figured the camp needed it more than he did! It is great to see him such good spirits.

Our land owner appreciation dinner is set for December 8, at Pat’s Pizza in Ellsworth, be sure to call me if you wish to go at 667-2052.

Wishing everyone a happy and safe winter, be careful out there ! and see you next year. Sharon

******** NEW CONTACT INFORMATION********

MARYANN  AND  FRANK JANUSZ
154 LAKE VIEW  LANE
 CRAWFORD, ME. 04694
207-454-8133

PETER & SHARON POORS
23 POORS WAY
ELLSWORTH , ME. 04605
207-667-2052

BOTH THESE ADDRESSES AND NUMBERS APPLY TO THE ATV & SNOWMOBILE CLUBS. WE NO LONGER RECEIVE MAIL AT THE DINER

TRAIL INFORMATION- FRANK-454-8133 OR PETE-667-2052

PLEASE REMEMBER : SEPTEMBER 8, 2018 MEETING , AND ALL MEETINGS THEREAFTER, WILL BE HELD AT THE BEDDINGTON TOWN BUILDING DUE TO SCHEDULE CONFLICT WITH THE SNACK BAR. MEETINGS BEGIN AT 6PM, EVERY SECOND SATURDAY OF THE MONTH.


Testimonial
"Dear Frank,

We met earlier this summer when I stopped by to inquire about the ATV club membership. We have a camp on Lower Green Lake that has been in our family for three generations, and we know the Airline Snack Bar very well, as it is the last oasis before heading into camp.

Our camp is currently owned by my 2 sisters families and myself. I've moved to Vermont after growing up in Blue Hill but my sisters are still in Maine.

While we don't have ATV's , the reason we're contributing is that I know that the club participates in the maintenance of some of the roads that we drive on to get into our camp. In particular 31-18-0, 31-22-0 and 35-00-0. We've appreciated the work on these roads over the years as it is definitely tough on vehicles getting to the camp.

Please put us on your email list as we'd like to be a yearly contributor."

  Andrew Dombek, Vermont

Club Memberships have been going very well, up to about 99 now. You can download an application from the website or pick one up at the diner. 

The Airline Snackbar ATVers was founded in 2009 by Frank and Maryann Janusz, then owners of the diner on Rte. 9 in Beddington, Maine.

We nicknamed ourselves the “Swamp Donkeys” after a visit from a friend of Frank and Maryann’s from New Jersey, their home state. Frank’s guest saw a moose on the Stud Mill Road, and wanted to know if it was a donkey. Frank laughed and said "Yes, we call them swamp donkeys!" Chances are someone has already thought of calling a moose by such a name. We try to make atving a fun family event. The nickname stuck and the Swamp Donkeys were born. It works pretty well. People tend to remember us!

ATV Club Ride

RIDE SAFELY ◊ HAVE FUN!


Visit the Airline Lodge and Snackbar web site:
www.airlinesnackbar.com
Phone: 207-638-2301

www.atvmaine.com

 

Beddington Area
Trail Report

AIRLINE ATVers TRAILS

The Airline Snackbar ATVers are responsible for maintaining over 70 miles of trails, most of which are on the property of the paper company, A.M.F. The trails cover wooded areas as well as logging roads. You can get to just about anywhere on the interconnected trail systems. It is imperative that we as riders, whether with a club or not, respect and follow the wishes and rights of the landowner, no matter where the trails are, because riding on someone else’s property is a privilege, not a right! The Swamp Donkeys promote rider safety and education, and we believe that atving should be a fun and safe activity. Our club is pretty relaxed and informal, while still stressing safety and responsibility on the road for the rider and others. Please note, at the landowners' request, dirt bikes are not allowed on our trails. S/S need to be cautious crossing bridges due to landowners' request. Some bridges are only 60 inches wide.

There is plenty of parking at the Airline Lodge & Snackbar.  Stop in for great food and homemade pies.  They have gas, a convenience store, lodging, and a camping area with hookups. Have fun and ride safe.

This is a Yahoo! map of the area around the Airline Snackbar where our trails begin. Click on the small image for a larger view. State maps are available at the Airline Lodge & Snackbar.

 
Club Officers:
Officers were voted in and other positions settled on. All terms are for 2 years.
President:
Frank Janusz - 546-1178
Vice President:
Peter Poors - 667-2052
Secretary/Treasurer:
Maryann Janusz - 546-1179
 
Trailmasters:
David Bridges - 229-8252
Peter Poors - 460-4474
 
3752 Airline Road
Beddington, ME 04622
Tel: 207-638-2301
 
Trailmaster David Bridges should be able to come back in july so trailmaster Peter Poors went out and got hit by a truck and broke his ankle just to keep up. They met at Frank and Maryanns to talk over strategy !!

Airline Swamp Donkey trail masters consultation!!

 

 

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