Northern Light by Nick Bentgen Jeff Gamelli, snowmobile volunteer of the year Jim LaFrance, SAM Groomer Operator of the Year Joe Gibbons SAM trail worker of the year 2014 Paul Trova vice president of Snowmobile Association of Massachusetts
  • Northern Light motion picture
    Jun 16, 2014

    Set against the backdrop of a town’s annual snowmobile race, Northern Light interweaves captivating stories of recession-era America. The lives of three families change profoundly in the north woods of Michigan, where winters are unforgiving, jobs are hard to come by, and the line between living life and merely surviving…

  • Jeff Gamelli SAM Snowmobiler of the year, 2014
    May 16, 2014

    It’s an honor to recognize someone who has been involved in the Snowmobile Association of Massachusetts for a good part of his adult life, someone who has made a difference.   Jeffrey Gamelli is a jack-of-all trades guy, as far as his club is concerned, holding several positions as an…

  • Jim LaFrance Savoy Kanary Kats, snowmobile trail groomer operator of the year
    Apr 27, 2014

    This year’s winner is a familiar face to everyone who attends the Sled Expo, he’s there just about every year, especially if the club’s groomers are on display.   Like so many award recipients, he’s a volunteer supreme. His arms are elbow-deep in every club function, whether it be trail…

  • Joe Gibbons accepts the 2014 Trail Worker of the Year Award.
    Apr 17, 2014

    It’s been said that trail work is done by ghosts or the supernatural, maybe even by elves. No one ever sees them but the evidence is clear.   The trails are trimmed, the signs are hung, bridges are in perfect condition, the landowners even wave hello to strangers riding across…

  • Paul Trova Honored at SAM Annual Meeting
    Apr 11, 2014

    When Paul Trova took the “oath of office” in 2004, I doubt he thought he would stay on as the vice president of the Snowmobile Association of Massachusetts for ten long years, but he did.   Paul has always been one of the cooler characters on the executive committee, the…

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