Hub Lakes “Books”

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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:

– glen

2015 Calendar Updated

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

Road Updates

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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 the road from Estling Village. In addition, storm water pipes need to be installed to connect the area across from the Village to the drain pipes on the Estling Village side.

All of this activity requires digging up Estling Lake Road. For us that means a bumpy, muddy road and detours around the digging zones. Since several of these across-the-road connections must still be made, this situation could last for a while. I have talked to the management of Estling Village and the Town of Denville to convey our unhappiness with the state of the road.

In the section of road from Estling Village to just past our gates, the part we own, the road is easier to deal with. But until final paving (sometime in early October), it’s still a dirt road and subject to potholes and bumps. Please use caution.

It is the obligation of Estling Village to maintain that part of the road until the fall.

It is not the obligation of Estling Village workmen to listen to complaints about the road from anyone who drives on it. A constant stream of complaints takes the workmen way from their job, slowing the process. And it could make them less willing to do a proper job on our road.

Please do not take your grievances about the road to the workmen or to the construction trailer.

Talk to me instead. I will meet regularly (at least weekly, more often if required) with the construction foreman to inspect our part of the road. If you have a specific area or a pet pothole you would like taken care of, let me know.

Estling Village has shown a willingness to work with us: they have installed a turnaround and a drainage pipe for us, and this week, when the contractor we had lined up to do the initial spreading of sand at the beach couldn’t make it, Estling Village sent in their landscaper with a machine to do the work. Their construction work is making a mess and they know that, but they will work with us to ease the disruption if they can.

We will still have some muddy roads and rough traveling ahead of us, but if we all pitch in with a positive attitude and a lot of patience we can have another great summer at Estling.

See you Saturday at Work Weekend.

Dave R.


View from above

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

Construction Update

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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 done Monday through Saturday, is expected to take a few more weeks. The road will be repaved in the spring.

We thank the Torkos family for their patience in putting up with this inconvenience.


Seasonal Reminders

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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 adds extra work for Scott.

Please, if you are having outsiders come in to work at your campsite, let Scott know. A simple phone call or email will do.

And here is an additional reminder: our lease prohibits the exposed storage of vehicles at the lake during the off-season.

– Dave Robins

Welcome to the new site!

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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 to our RSS Feed
  • Check out photos on our Facebook page