For those of you who have paid attention to our Real Estate company electronic signage on Route 302 at the Intersection of Route 11: Thank You! Our “Think Spring” suggestion certainly has come true this past week and into this weekend with consistently warm temperatures into the 60’s – and low 70’s one day – which is helping to make short order of our annual mud season. Even ominous black storm clouds blowing through this weekend are providing us glimpses of the next six months to come – and it is our annual increase in our Real Estate office activity that, seemingly like clockwork, proves what this time of year does to human nature. Simple things like the traffic in and out of the nearby hardware store is another example. Talk of where the ice is no more – The steady current in Brandy Pond that opens-up the water adjacent to the Naples Causeway each spring, shows much open water there now, however with less than a week to go to our prediction of the 24th for Sebago ice-out, much ice is still hanging tough in Sebago. Stormy windy rain like that that just blew through the Lakes Region and much of central Maine yesterday will cut that ice even faster, so falling shy of an ice-out prediction is always a nice problem to enjoy. Some upcoming area events: This coming Thursday the 23rd, there is a Business After Hours event from 5-7pm the public is invited to, at the Depot St. Tap House in Bridgton. It’s not too early to sign up for the Naples Golf & Country Club Shotgun Scramble on May 28th this year. And May 14th is the Annual Dinner and Silent Auction at Bridgton Academy. If you enjoy the Sebago Days weekend each summer – July 17-18 this year – and you are interested in volunteering, the Sebago town office can point you in the right direction and the volunteering needed each year is appreciated. Again, Think Spring – and Beyond!