Saturday, August 24, 2013

What a Great Weekend this is going to be!!!
The day has started off with a clear sky and nice, dry temperature!  Time to hit the beach with Higgins and Hazel for the prior to nine o'clock run and social time...fantastic.
Lots of adults, kids and dogs intermingling and really enjoying the start to what is going to be a great day.  The weekend is going to be perfect weather.  And we are starting our vacation week with family and friend coming to visit.

So, why does this have to change?  Everyone is respecting the beach and each other. 
Here is Jim, dog owner, with his bag that he always has with him when walking his dogs. Jim fills that bag with the trash that has been left on the beach by the Human Element.  Items in his "trash bag" include old diapers, juice boxes, paper, bottles, cans and other things.  Jim is one of the many responsible dog owners that enjoys walking the beach with his dogs and also performs a great community service!!

Lets keep Scarborough Beaches open for all!! 
Freedom of Access
Express your opinion...write a letter or e-mail to your Town Councilors today.  Also, plan to attend the Town Council Meeting on Sept. 4th at 7:00 PM!!

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Saturday morning at Higgins Beach....

Dog Time at the Beach!!!
What a beautiful day this is going to be.  Summer is starting to wind down but we have many wonderful days left to enjoy ..  It's not time to break out the winter coats just yet!!
The Beach Shack is open to all!!
This is what we stumbled upon during the week.  Some very busy young adults built it down near the Spurwink River...excellent job! The sign near the entrance says "Respect the Beach Shack" and people are!!  Haven't been on the beach during the day (working, you know) but hear that everyone is talking about it and the little kids are having a great time using it.
  It's wonderful to see everyone enjoying Higgins Beach, one of our most precious assets.
Keep Beach Access Open to Everyone!!!
Please plan to attend the Scarborough Town Council Meeting
Wednesday August 21st
Scarborough Municipal Building
259 U.S. Route One

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

A little foggy this morning but....

A little foggy on the beach but as you can see the sun is coming out and the temperature is going up!! 
Higgins and Hazel are enjoying their brief morning time on the beach with all the others dogs that so love the freedom they have.  Great social event for dogs and owners alike!!
Please call your councilors and express to them that a new ordinance will not help with the "problem" as they perceive it when the original ordinance is not currently enforced!  Education and Enforcement are the only things that will work.  We don't need more restriction of freedoms; just better enforcement of the current ones!
The Town Council of Scarborough is voting on the new ordinance on August 21st at 7pm at the Municipal Building.  Please make every effort to attend this very important meeting!!
Freedom of Access for Everyone!!


Sunday, August 11, 2013

Another Start to a Beautiful Day on Higgins Beach!!
This is Higgins Beach at 8am this morning...a cup of coffee for each of us with Hazel and Higgins in tow.  What a great way to start the day!!  A lot of socialization going on between the dogs and dog owners alike.  Even non-dog owners are enjoying the picture perfect day!  This scene must not change.  However, with the proposed ordinance change, this could very well be the end of this freedom that we all enjoy!  Let's make every effort to keep the present ordinance in place and to take one more step and that would be to have that ordinance enforced by the Town of Scarborough.  Why add to something that is not being enforced anyway!
Please make an effort to attend the Town Council Meeting on August 21st and show your support for keeping the present ordinance in place!!!

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Good Morning all,

Another beautiful day in the Great State of Maine! 

People are on Higgins Beach enjoying the early morning...surfers, dog owners, non dog owners all alike.  What a social scene to see...I should have had my camera with me.

We need to keep this access open to all that truly enjoy this area.  It is the social responsibility of the council to strike down the new ordinance that has been drafted!  Right now, the Town is not enforcing the present how are they going to enforce a new ordinance?

Please plan to attend the council meeting on this very important issue.  The meeting will be on August 21st at 7pm.  We would like to see all citizens of Greater Portland attend this meeting.

It's not an dog issue, it's Freedom of Access!