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Community Update for October 2020

I hope that everyone has adjusted back to their winter routine now that schools have started again.  While the summer season has ended, there are still some important activities happening at the Lake right now.  Please review the announcements below and reach out if you have any questions. Water Shut Off Extended Since COVID concerns…

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Dam Committee – Lowering the Lake

We received our permit to lower the lake 3’, allowing the town to repair a broken water pipe below our spillway. We will open the valve 9/24 and anticipate closing it 10/1. This is HIGHLY dependent on the weather but pencil in dock repairs and shoreline maintenance beginning 10/1.

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Advisory: Utility work scheduled for Estling Lake Rd beginning 9/8

https://local.nixle.com/alert/8224772/?sub_id=0 On Tuesday, September 8th, Gray Supply will begin utility work on underground natural gas lines along Estling Lake Road from Route 53 to the railroad crossing. As a result, Estling Lake Road will be shut down to one lane of alternating traffic between approximately 7:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. daily. Residents and other traffic…

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Notice of Lake Lowering

A message from the Dam and Spillway Committee: As requested by Denville, we have applied for a permit to lower the lake up to 3’ during the last week in September. Indian will be lowering its lake as of October 1. This will allow for the repair of a large broken water line that runs…

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Important Information for Estling Lake Annual Meeting

Thank you to all that attended our Town Hall meeting yesterday.  We had a lot of participants and a good interaction between presenters and campers.  If you were unable to attend the meeting, please visit our website to review the materials from the Town Hall and the 2020 information packet so that you are prepared…

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Men’s Club Social/Meeting

All  Men, Come join us for the one-and-only 2020 Men’s Club Social/Meeting – Saturday August 22, 10:00 am on Camp 64 deck or lawn. Coffee and donuts served. We’ll start with a little social time. We’ll end with a little business.We plan to keep our 6′ distance, but bringing a mask along never hurts. I…

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Annual Meeting of Estling Lake Corporation 2020

The information packets for this year’s Annual Meeting of the Estling Lake Corporation have been distributed.  This year, because we have a different mail distribution system, the packets have been placed in the individual mail folders at the mail distribution box near the Estling Lake Athletic Field.  The meeting will be held at 8 PM…

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Self Quarantine and Guest Policies

Under the 14-day quarantine travel advisory announced by NJ Governor Murphy individuals traveling to or returning from states on the NJ Quarantine List are advised to self-quarantine for 14 days.  Individuals should leave the place where they self-quarantine only for medical reasons, food or other essential items.  Consistent with this advice and for the continued…

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Estling Lake Wine Fundraiser – Last Week to Order

This is the last week to order your Estling Lake Wine Glasses.  If you would like to place an order, please click on the link below and submit your order form by August 1, 2020.  We anticipate orders will be ready about 2 weeks after this deadline date pending product availability. Ladies Club – Order…

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Updates: Tennis Court, Brush, Recycling

Lot’s of news to share this week.  And don’t forget there will be another Virtual Town Hall next week on Wednesday 7/29 at 7:30 PM.  More details to follow in a future email. Tennis Court It was a long journey, but the newly resurfaced tennis court is ready for use.  We now have a modern…

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New Caretaker

I am very pleased to announce that Sgt Brian Williams of the Denville Police Department has accepted our offer to become our new Caretaker. Brian, his wife Dana and their two daughters Leah and Aimee will be taking over the duties sometime in September. We were extremely fortunate in receiving five resumes from Denville police…

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Community update for 7/20/2020

Social Distancing: We have all come to know the basics here – 6’ apart in public outdoor spaces.  This was recently supplemented to mandate face coverings when maintaining 6’ of separation in public outdoor settings is not possible.  Social distancing is not mandated for “immediate family, caretakers, household members, or romantic partners”. The public outdoor…

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Tennis Backboard

The tennis backboard has been repainted. But it is not yet ready for play. Paint experts tell us that the paint needs to cure for a week before it is ready for use. Thus, the backboard will be available to use on July 25. We have also heard from tennis experts. They say when using…

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Phil Bleser

Phil Bleser passed away today. We extend our love and best wishes to Nancy. So sorry for this loss but also so glad to have Nancy here at Estling.

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Beach guest policy change

The ELC Board of Directors has decided to change our guest policy for the beach.  Effective immediately, each camp is allowed to have up to two guests that can occupy the space around a single flag. This means that the two guests have to be from the same household or romantically involved.  Please contact me…

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Ladies Club – Wine Glasses Fundraiser

The Ladies Club is selling Estling Lake Wine Glasses for our next big fundraiser.  If you would like to place an order, and we hope you do, please click on the link below and submit your order form by August 1, 2020.  We anticipate orders will be ready about 2 weeks after this deadline date…

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Preparing for severe weather

In case you haven’t heard, Topical Storm Fay is set to hit our area around 1PM today and will last throughout the evening.  It’s expected to bring high winds and heavy rains which may result in flooding, downed trees, and power outages.  For those of you with boats/kayaks/paddle boards/etc near the waters edge, it’s recommended…

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Tennis Court Update for 7/6/2020

The tennis court work has begun and you will see the surface has been scraped and patched. The next steps will be to fill in any depressions and smooth out the court. Once that is complete the final surface coatings will be applied and lines will be painted. Given the poor weather forecast for this…

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Tennis Court Update and Water Restrictions

The contractor for the tennis court project has begun to deliver items to the site.  I spoke with them earlier this week and they expect to begin work on the court next week.  During this time, it is important that you stay off the court and do not disturb the equipment or supplies.  Once the…

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Donations and Town Hall

Song Service Donations With no Song Service’s currently scheduled, the board requests that you consider donations to the Newark Fresh Air Fund and Saint Peter’s Orphanage.  Checks can be made out to ELC or the individual organization and mailed to the Treasurer (Estling Lake Corporation, PO Box 281, Denville, NJ 07834).  Contributions will be split…

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Road Repairs Update

The good news, work has begun and the sections that have been completed look good. The bad news, the contractor was unable to finish and it won’t be completed until Monday. Areas that are in process have cones but there are a couple of world class bumps. Please drive slow and be careful. Ben

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Recycling Reminder

For those residents that are dropping off recyclable materials at the Athletic Field dumpster, please remember to follow the overall guidelines set by Morris County.  While our collection is single stream (you can mix cardboard, paper, plastic, metal, and glass), there are still many items that are prohibited.  Most notably, no plastic bags, no garbage…

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Community Update for June 2020

Feeling most fortunate to be at Estling right now.  Having to deal with all the Covid19 restrictions, it is nice to be doing so here.  Those of us now “in residence” spend a good deal of time outdoors walking, biking and just sitting on the beach, always keeping a respectful distance from others.  And conversations…

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Tennis Court And Recycling News for 6/10/2020

Tennis Court Update This past week, the Board approved the recommendation from the Athletic Field Committee to hire Steen Associates to repair and resurface the tennis court.  It has taken a lot of discussion and research to arrive at this decision and I appreciate the help and patience of the entire community over the last…

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Updates on Mail and Recycling

US Mail Delivery – Under normal circumstances, our mail would be delivered to individual mailboxes throughout the summer.  However, due to the current COVID19 situation, mail delivery will be centralized for this year.  Dot has setup individual folders for each camp in the brown storage box in front of the Athletic Field.  Your mail will…

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Usage of tennis court

I have some good news to share with the community today.  The Governor of NJ signed Executive Order 147 which allows tennis courts to reopen as of this weekend 5/23/2020.  I will clear the court of any debris and install the net this weekend so that the community can use the tennis court under the…

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No Wipes Down the Pipes!

For those that have moved up to the lake already or those coming up soon, please remember that the only items you can flush are toilet paper and human waste.  That means no wipes, tissues, paper towels, feminine hygiene products, or deceased pets.  There was a significant clog in our sewer line this week and…

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Recycling Update

For those that have moved into camp already, you may have noticed that recycling has not been picked up consistently.  I spoke with the town today and we are working through the issue, but it may take a few weeks to get things back on schedule.  For now, do not put out recycling on Tuesday…

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Estling Lake Road Closure at Train Station

NJ Transit has been prepping the train crossing at the start of Estling Lake Rd for upcoming repair work. It is expected that the railroad crossing will be closed for all traffic beginning on Wed April 15th. It is anticipated that the emergency access road will be utilized to allow traffic to pass, but it…

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Summer at Estling

What will this summer be like at Estling?  The operating assumption of the Board is “a normal summer, even if somewhat delayed”.  We believe this to be an upbeat but realistic approach in this environment where no one really knows.  Campers are starting to move in.  As you greet those returning, virtual hugs only please. …

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Barbara Doremus

We just received a call from Scott Doremus that his mother Barbara Doremus passed away. Barbara was the daughter of Myrtle Creran, Camp #25. Many campers remember Barbara and her brothers Dennis Creran and Bruce Macintosh. We extend our sympathy to Scott, Doug, and Megan -Rick

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Kaye Bischoff

I received a call this morning from Kim with the news that her mother Kaye passed away. Kaye had been struggling for some time, being in hospice care for several months. Many of us fondly remember Kaye, a lady with tremendous energy, a big personality, and a big heart. She will be missed. There will…

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Message from Bob Reitwiesner

On behalf of Maureen, myself and my entire family I want to extend many many thanks to the Estling Lake Community for its overwhelming thoughtfulness in remembrance of Jim. It was great to see so many of you again despite the compressed timeframe we were working under in arranging the Services. Many who were unable…

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Mary Mertens

Former long-time camper Mary Mertens passed away this past Saturday. Son Fred posted the following on Facebook: This was our first Easter without our mom. My mother passed early yesterday morning. We are having a memorial service for her here, in Asheville, NC on Tuesday morning. We’ll be having another service for her in NJ…

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Jim Reitwiesner

Jim Reitwiesner died this morning. As previously reported, he was never responsive following a massive stroke related to his latest brain cancer surgery. There will be a viewing this Tuesday and a mass and burial Wednesday, both in Chester. The details are below. -Rick Tues: 16th. Viewing 3 to 7 pm Leber Funeral Home 15…

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2019 Denville Activities

With the 2019 Estling season underway, I thought I would share some upcoming local events so you can save the date. See you all soon! -Scott Denville Rotary Annual Street Festival Sunday June 2, 2019, 11 AM – 6 PM https://www.denvillerotary.org/ Denville Sunrise Rotary Club Annual Duck Race Saturday June 15, 2019, 10 AM –…

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Denville 2019 First Responders Calendar

The Denville PAL is selling calendars for $20 featuring Police (including someone we all know!), Fire, CERT, DPW, and OEM members from the town along with several animals from the Denville Animal Shelter.  Proceeds from the sale will benefit the Vamp Up Vets Field project.  To learn more about the project or purchase a calendar,…

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Memorial Service for Miki Buie

A memorial service will be held for Miki Buie at noon on 12:00 pm Saturday, December 29th at the Lakes auditorium: Willow Valley (Lakes) 300 Willow Valley Lakes Drive Willow Street, PA 17584

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Memorial for David B. Ferguson

The memorial service for Dave Ferguson will be held on November 18, 2018, at 2PM, at the Denville United Methodist Community Church, 190 Diamond Spring Road Denville, NJ under the direction of Norman Dean Home for Services. The obituary can be viewed here: https://normandean.com/tribute/details/3582/David-Ferguson/obituary.html?#tribute-start

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Lake Maintenance Committee Meeting

There will be a Lake Maintenance Committee Meeting on Saturday July 7th at 1pm in the community house.

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Holiday Recycling Reminder

Don’t forget that recycling won’t be picked up on Wednesday this week due to the holiday.  The town is coming on Saturday, July 7th for recycling pickup.

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Brush Pickup

As you prepare for work weekend and opening your camp for the summer you should know that Margaret B. has arranged for the town to do a brush pickup for us. So, if you wish to take advantage of this, the brush needs to be no longer than 6ft in length, not exceed 4 inches…

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Temporary Closure During Milling/Paving on Estling Lake Rd

Tomorrow (Tue 5/15) a company will be milling the road west of the RR tracks. This will occur around 11 am. Then the next day (Wed 5/16) they will be paving around the same time. During this time vehicles will not be able to pass.

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Garbage and Recycling Pickup Schedule

While the water may be delayed a week, garbage pickup will begin as of Monday, April 16th. Throughout April and May, pickup will be once a week on Monday. In June, July, and August, garbage will be picked up twice a week on Monday and Thursday. Dates for bulk pickup and the dumpster will be…

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Reverend David P. Focht

Reverend David P. Focht, a retired United Church of Christ (UCC) Pastor and resident of Allentown, PA, died Saturday, March 11 after a brief illness. Reverend Focht was born June 25, 1935 in Allentown, PA. He graduated from Allentown High School in 1953 and Franklin and Marshall College in 1959. He married Eleanor Elaine Tomlinson…

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James B. Galbraith, Jr.

Lynn Livingston’s father passed away this past Sunday.  We extend sincere condolences to Lynn and her family.  There will be a memorial service this Saturday at 3 pm at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Morristown. Memorial donations in Jim Galbraith’s memory may be made to The Morris Educational Foundation, c/o James B. Galbraith, Jr. Scholarship,…

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Nicholas “Nick” Allen Valentino Obituary and Viewing

Nicholas “Nick” Allen Valentino, of Denville, passed away on Saturday, December 23, 2017. He was 23 years young. Public Visitation will be held on Friday, December 29th from 4 – 8 pm at Norman Dean Home for Services, 16 Righter Ave., Denville, NJ 07834. Funeral Service will begin at 7:30 pm. Memorial Donations can be…

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Sad News – Mary Gabrielli and Nick Valentino

Please keep our Estling family in your prayers during this holiday season.  Wayne T. shared with me that Mary Gabrielli passed away Saturday morning.  At this time, there are no plans for a service or funeral. And from Rick P.: “With great sadness I write to inform you of Nicholas Valentino’s tragic death. Our heart-felt…

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Tina Frost

Tina Frost, Rich’s oldest daughter, was shot in the concert madness in Las Vegas the night before last.  A bullet went through her right eye.  She is in the ICU with Rich and her mom present.  As Rich has posted on Facebook, Tina’s process of recovery will be more of a marathon than a sprint…

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Leftover Luncheon

The Leftover Luncheon will be Wednesday September 20th at Cafe Metro at 11:30 am. Please RSVP to Erin Bullen. Sorry for the late notice. We hope to see everyone there. Allison P.

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Service for Edwin Pomeroy

From Norman Dean Home for Services (http://normandean.com/tribute/details/3267/Edwin-Pomeroy/obituary.html) Edwin Riker Pomeroy passed away peacefully on Thursday, August 10, 2017 at Tenacre Foundation in Princeton, NJ. He was 72 years young. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, August 26th at 11 am at High Point State Park, 1480 NJ-23, Sussex, NJ 07461. Memorial Donations are…

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Celebrating Sara

Dear Fellow Campers, Celebrating Sara July 1, 2017 Please join us in a Celebration of Sara’s life at the Community house on July 1, 2017 at 1PM., Please bring stories,pictures and memories of Sara to share. Hope to see you there. Wilson, Wardamasky and Valentino Families

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Sara Wardamasky

I regret to inform you that Sally Wilson’s daughter Sara, sister of David Wilson and Kit Valentino, was tragically killed in an auto accident Wednesday. Kit and David know that the lake community stands ready to help in any way possible, but for now the family will be dealing with this very privately. Our heartfelt…

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Dr. Raymond D. Mutter

Dr. Raymond D. Mutter died on Tuesday November 29, 2016 at his home in Concordia, Monroe Twp. He was 85 years old. Dr. Mutter was born in Orange. He lived his early life in Chatham and spent summer months in Estling Lake, Denville. He resided most of his life in Ossining, NY before moving to…

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Anneliese Schran

Just wanted everyone to know that our mother, Anneliese Schran, passed away yesterday afternoon on beautiful Vashon Island in Puget Sound, just a short ferry ride from Seattle. We were both with her, and it was a peaceful passing. We’d like to thank the entire Estling Lake community for all the years of friendship and kindness…

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Lake Lowering 2016

The lowering of the lake began on Friday and here are a few pictures showing the progress.  The last two pictures show some algae that was left behind on the shoreline.

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Thank You Estling Lake!

On behalf of my entire family, I would like to thank you all for the outpouring of love and support we have received due to the passing of my grandmother, Nancy Saulter. Whether it was a text, email, card, visit, or you just thought of us during this difficult time, we really appreciate it more…

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Nancy Saulter

I’m sorry to share this news, but on Sunday Sept 11th my grandmother, Nancy Saulter, passed away peacefully at home with our family by her side.  We invite you to celebrate Nancy Saulter’s life with us. The viewing is on Wednesday Sept 14th from 4-8pm at Codey Jones, Roseland Ave, Caldwell. http://codeyjonesfh.com/tribute/details/178/Nancy-Saulter/obituary.html The funeral service will be…

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Thank You Madame Secretary

Ruth, We had hoped to have you at an Estling gathering to give you a proper send-off as you leave the job as secretary. If it worked out, I would have said something like this: “The job of secretary of the Estling Lake Corp. has had some very long-serving incumbents. The first, Gene C., and…

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Updated 2016 Directory

The Estling Directory for 2016 has been updated to include address information for camp 27. -Kim N.

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Committee Sign Up Reminder

It is time to consider signing up for one of the many Estling Lake Committees.  As Dave R. said at Song Service last Sunday, we are a DIY community.  Or as our application for owner membership states “the obligation to serve is no less real than the obligation to meet [corporation] expenses”.  Sign-up sheets will…

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2016 Corporation Meeting

The Annual Meeting of the Estling Lake Corporation will be held on Friday, August 19th 2016 at 8:00 PM at the Estling Lake Community House, Estling Lake, Denville, New Jersey

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Town Hall Meeting now July 23

Hi, Because of a conflict with a table tennis match, we have changed the date of the Town Hall meeting. The Town Hall meeting will be on Saturday, July 23, at 10AM. I encourage all campers to attend as we will be discussing important issues, including lake maintenance plans and our policy with respect to…

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Boat Regatta moved to Sunday

All Campers You’ve waited 70 years so we hope one extra day won’t hurt. Due to an inclement weather forecast for tomorrow. The Estling Lake 70th Anniversary Boat Regatta is moved to Sunday (10th July) at 2pm. Hopefully this works well for everyone, as it will be soon after Water Events wraps up. To avoid…

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Bulk Pickup – Fri 7/1

Bulk pickup is scheduled for this Friday, July 1st

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Tennis Lessons

It has been brought to my attention by one of our campers that he would like teach tennis this year.  I feel this is a great opportunity for our campers to explore another fun activity.  The tentative  schedule is as follows: June 29-July 28  Tuesdays and Thursdays  (10 sessions) 8-9 (adults)  Could also consider doing…

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2016 Preliminary Calendar

The preliminary calendar for 2016 has been posted here.

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Town Hall Update

At the town hall meeting, the Lake Maintenance Committee will discuss maintenance of the forebays (settling basins), maintenance of stream deltas and tradeoffs related to lake sedimentation. Because our finances are limited, we must make choices. The questions below can help you decide what you value most about our lake. Which is more important to…

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Newsletter for 6/25/2015

The newsletter for 6/25/2015 can be found here. If you are looking to put something in the newsletter, contact Allison P. at camp 17.

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2015 Newsletter Updates

I am doing the newsletter this year.  If anyone has anything they want in the newsletter (first one comes out friday) sent me a message or leave a note in my mailbox 17 by thursday at 10pm. thank you Allison P. camp 17

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Detours and Dust

Hi, It looks like we’ll be putting up with detours and dirty cars this summer. We can’t do anything about the detours, they are not under our controll—we can thank Estling Village and the Town of Denville for them. But we can do something about dirty cars. Here’s what we’re proposing: FREE CAR WASHES FOR…

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Hub Lakes “Books”

Hi Lakers, As I mentioned earlier, Hub Lakes will not publish the sports booklet, but instead will be “on-line”. Schedules, coaches, ads are all there. Try it out. The web site is: hub-lakes.com – glen

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2015 Calendar Updated

The online Estling Calendar has been updated for the season and a printable copy of the calendar is available here:  Printable Estling Calendar 2015

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Road Updates

As work continues at Estling Village, much of it impacts Estling Lake Road, although at this point the work is being done on the part of the road adjacent to the village – the part the town owns, not Estling Lake. The sewer is mostly finished, but now connections must be made to houses across…

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View from above

Check out these videos of Estling Lake captured by Brian B. with his UAV.

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Construction Update

Construction of the portion of the Estling Village sewer line on Estling Lake property began last week. As a result of the digging, Estling Lake Road has been closed during the working day (usually from about 7:30AM to 4PM). This means our campsites are not accessible by car at those hours. The work, which is…

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Seasonal Reminders

It’s been a busy off-season around several of our camps this fall, with many contractors coming in for various jobs. Scott Torkos is familiar with many local workers, but not all of them. When he sees someone around a camp who he doesn’t know, he must investigate. This can be disruptive for the workers and…

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Welcome to the new site!

Welcome to the new Estling Lake web site. Here are a few feature highlights: You can add the Estling Lake calendar to your computer or smart phone. Just click on the Subscribe button at the bottom of the calendar and select the option appropriate for you You can keep up with the latest postings by subscribing…

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