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Quiet time on waterways?

A hot topic was discussed at this week’s LOP Board of Directors meeting – quiet time.

A proposal was presented to reduce the number of hours power boats will be allowed to use the waterways for slow-towing activities. This was proposed to provide more time for nonpowered boats (canoes, kayaks, etc.) to safely be used on the lake and to reduce potential erosion effects caused by large wakes.

The initial proposal was passed by a 6-to-1 margin at Tuesday’s meeting. According to resident Julie Leipsic, a petition to collect 5 percent of residents’ signatures to force the issue into a community vote has already been started. If this issue is of concern to you, contact an LOP board member to discuss it further. More details will be printed in the March issue of LOP News.



Thanks to concerned and active parents in the Magnolia and Cottage Hill Parents’ Clubs and other volunteers, three spring fund-raisers have been scheduled to benefit our local schools.

The first event, Cottage Hill’s Wild West Night, will take place on Thursday, March 3, from 5:30 to 8:30 pm at the Magnolia School Gym. There will be dinner, dessert, dancing and group activities. Participants are encouraged to wear their favorite western clothing. Pre-paid admission is $3 per person and includes a bandanna. Admission at the door is $4 and includes bandannas while supplies last. Food and beverages will be available for purchase at the event and each family is asked to bring two dozen cookies to share at the dessert table.




The second event is hosted by the Magnolia Parents Club and benefits the school’s quad redesign project. Bid ‘N’ Boogie is a silent auction and dance held at the Alta Sierra County Club on Saturday, March 5, from 7 to 11 p.m. There will be a DJ, dessert, no-host bar and plenty of fun. Purchase your ticket at Magnolia school for $10 by February 23. After that, the price goes to $15 per person.

Some of the auction donations received so far are as follows: Tahoe cabin escape package; whitewater rafting trips; lift tickets to Northstar, Boreal and Sugar Bowl; golf at DarkHorse and The Ridge; movie tickets; restaurant certificates; spa services and much more. To donate an auction item or for more information contact Sue Botsford at 268-2123.

One more event scheduled for this spring is a used book sale to raise funds for the Bear River High School Library. According to a concerned library volunteer, Bill DuBord, the state of California has drastically reduced funding to school libraries. He and others want to ensure students have sufficient and up-to-date materials to support their learning.

The first order of business for this fund-raiser is to collect book donations for the sale. Beginning next month, community members are asked to drop off books at the following locations: Longs Drugs on Combie Road, Holiday Market, Bear River High School Library or RCI Realty. Bill DuBord has offered to pick up books locally, if necessary. He can be reached at 305-0226 for more information.

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Laura Lavelle is a resident of Lake of the Pines, and her column is for Lake of the Pines area residents to share thoughts and information. Contact her at laural@theunion.com or leave a phone message with the readership editor at 477-4238.


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