If Crooked Lake could talk- oh the stories it could tell! The Defenders of Crooked Lake is launching a creative project to preserve stories from the shores. We want to hear all about your memories, funny stories, events, and family history that unfolded in, on, and around Crooked Lake. Gather up your pictures and recall […]
By Mary Morrison Tom Schotman is remembered for his determination and enthusiasm for protecting Crooked Lake and the surrounding area. His leadership in Defenders and Babson Park Visioning Group made a positive difference for our community. We also remember his tireless work with animals including rehabilitation of gopher tortoises, eagles and countless other species. Many […]
By Judy Stevens A humorous description of Babson Park’s first Post Office was included in Louise Quinn’s 1990 book entitled Crooked Lake – Babson Park Rediscovered. Quinn states that in 1913, the first Postmaster of Crooked Lake, as Babson Park was called then, was William A. Buzzard. But residents reported that his wife Elsie was […]
A poem by Judy Stevens If you live on a lake, it becomes a friend, and eventually family. You learn its language, know its rhythms and moods, share its daily anticipation as sunrise illuminates another dawn’s unforeseen comings and goings. Like you, on occasion it can be cruel. Mostly, though, it’s generous – a wet […]
By Kristiana Heath Calling all birdwatchers! The cooler temperatures of fall and winter spur the fall migration of many species of birds heading south to warmer climates. The fall migration of birds usually begins in September and November. Some birds fly incredible journeys all the way to the southern hemisphere, while making stops in Florida […]
Mark your calendars for the 2023 annual Crooked Lake boat parade- Saturday, December 16 at 6pm. Meet in front of the Crooked Lake Prairie boardwalk. Anyone is welcome to join the parade. Happy Holidays from the Defenders of Crooked Lake!
This past April, Defenders of Crooked Lake members and friends came together on Earth Day to tackle the pressing issue of pollution. Armed with gloves, trash bags, and an unwavering determination, they set out to make a difference in their community. From Babson Park pillar to pillar, they diligently collecting discarded waste and debris. With […]
By Win Stevens
Three ideas for protecting Crooked Lake shorelines.
On March 23, the Defenders of Crooked Lake hosted their annual meeting at the Babson Park Woman’s Club. Approximately 75 members participated in the meeting, many bringing a delicious dish as part of the potluck dinner. The Defenders contributed the main dishes, smoked pork and chicken prepared by Tim Bracewell from the Crooked Bass. Babson […]