We still have cabins available
The time is here to send in your 2018 summer registration forms! Remember to postmark your application before February 1st to ensure you get into the cabin lottery.
See the reservations page for more info: http://3mile.org/reservations
We'll be greeted by a new porch floor when you return to TMI in 2015.
Willem Lange, the host of New Hampshire Public Television's Windows to the Wild, brought a crew to Three Mile Island in July to film an episode of his popular series. Far more than visually capturing the TMI experience, he also wrote down his observations in his syndicated newspaper column A Yankee Notebook. The following article was published in the papers that carry him on July 15. It is reprinted here with Will's kind permission. Please visit his web site, http://willemlange.com, to read his other columns and check for the eventual broadcast date for his Three Mile Island visit.
A YANKEE NOTEBOOK NUMBER 1616
July 9, 2012 For week of 7/8/12
LAKE WINNIPESAUKEE: A TRIP BACK IN TIME
We have some photos from the summer of 2011:
- The newly rebuilt Eagle nest.
- Views that most campers never see from Opening Weekend.
- Volleyball, Ping Pong, and lounging on the dock during Week 2.
- Mushrooms were abundant this summer.
We always want more photos. See the instructions on the home page of our photo gallery.
These photos are older, but recently added to the web site:
- Fall Work Week September 12–17, 2010, featured a roofing project, an outhouse renovation, and some Fall scenery.
- Closing Weekend from 2010. This year's closing weekend is just around the corner.
The latest report from Chris Martin (Senior Biologist, New Hampshire Audubon) has some sad news. Here is an excerpt from his August 5 report.
Update: See below for some of the details Chris promised in his August 5 report.
BREAKING NEWS: While I was composing the message below, I received a report from Tony Tur (USFWS) that the VINS Raptor Center in Norwich, VT has received the carcass of black A/S (PTT 79606), the 1-yr old from the Blueberry Island nest whose transmitter mysteriously stopped functioning at the end of December when the bird was in northern NJ. According to available info, it was seen alive in late July in the vicinity of Lake Morey in Fairlee, VT, but was dead when turned in to VINS. More details as they become available.
[Chris reports on the travels of PTT 79607, another eagle born in 2011 in NH.]
History Lessons from Former Callers
by Heidi Barker
Editor's Note: During a 2005 Square Dance, discussion among campers turned to the days of the "Ern" aka Ernie Sackett, who spent many a days refining the tradition of square dancing at TMI and also worked hard to carry on the tradition through the music! Long-time TMI'er and musical extraordinaire Bill Davis volunteered to preserve Ernie's tapes through a more advanced technology, which is currently being completed. As a result of this process, Ernie got in touch with Ted Barker, who also played a role in the TMI square dancing history to fill in some of the early days.
The following is a recount from two former callers! Possibly there are other stories to share...what can you remember from your Square Dancing nights at TMI?
Mark Lindsay June 2002