August: the pool closes, wildflowers bloom, and Riverside rowers compete in world championships!

26 Aug

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Sunday marked the close of the Veteran’s Memorial swimming pool for the season. What a gorgeous day, with swimmers, picnickers, geese and kayakers, all enjoying a last glorious day of summer.  Beautiful wildflowers, too, and freshly pruned trees, thank you very much, DCR.

Thank you to Carolyn Shipley for the plant identifications. From Carolyn, about Purple Loosestrife:  “It has wiped out millions of acres of native vegetation, thus depriving birds and other wildlife of their favorite plants. It has clogged and is clogging our marshlands, meadows, bogs, and inlets.”

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On the other side of the world (Magazine Beach’s) Riverside Boat Club rowers were competing in the World Rowing Championships in Chungju, South Korea. Go Riverside! Thank you to Riverside’s Amanda Milad for this update–our first, international post.

Riverside members and former Cambridgeport residents Lauren Schmetterling (L) and Emily Hueslkamp (R) on the podium after their win in the Championship Women's Double at the 2012 Royal Canadian Henley Regatta. This week, they are both racing for the USA National Team at the World Rowing Championships Chungju, South Korea. Emily is racing in the Women's 4- (straight four) and Lauren is racing in the Women's 8+ (eight with coxswain). Also racing at the championships are former Riverside members Meg Musnicki, Esther Lofgren, Dave Smith and Dorian Weber.

Riverside members and former Cambridgeport residents Lauren Schmetterling (L) and Emily Hueslkamp (R) on the podium after their win in the Championship Women’s Double at the 2012 Royal Canadian Henley Regatta.
This week, they are both racing for the USA National Team at the World Rowing Championships Chungju, South Korea. Emily is racing in the Women’s 4- (straight four) and Lauren is racing in the Women’s 8+ (eight with coxswain). Also racing at the championships are former Riverside members Meg Musnicki, Esther Lofgren, Dave Smith and Dorian Weber.

 
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