Knox Town News
The weather has changed, came off real cool this week, windy at times, but still rather nice out there. The leaves are falling off the trees now, and have turned all colors imaginable. I like this time of year, and many others tell me they do too. Enjoy our Fall as we all know what happens next.
Curra's Family Farm Stand here in Town will be open Sept. 29th, Oct. 5,6,12,13, and 14. Hours 10-6. Will be closing on Columbus Day Oct. 14th. Thanks for your support!!!
Farm House Is Gone
The old Thomas home on Knox Ridge, by the new cell tower is gone. The Freedom Fire Dept. burned it Saturday in a controlled training session. Another old home close to 200 years old is now gone. The old Bill and Esther Thomas place it used to be. Sadly, Buddy hated to see it gone.
Congrats on Moose Hunt
Congrats to Darrien Bailey on his successful moose hunt. Good for you young man.
Common Ground Fair
On Saturday April, Randy, Gabe, and baby Myrek came and spent the night. They had attended the Fair and enjoyed themselves. They said there was a big crowd. Rain was forecast for Sunday so it seemed more people came on Saturday.
The Knox Historical Society had a Voluntary Toll Booth by Shirley Bessey's for donations to help restore the East Knox Schoolhouse roof project they are working on soon. The school is being put on the cement foundation soon. As I write this they are working there.
Newborn In the Neighborhood
We have a newborn son, Rowdy James Crooker was born on Sept. 21, 2013 to Kimberly and David Crooker. He weighed 6 # 10 oz.19 1/2 inches long. He was welcomed by his two big sisters, Alexis and Ella. Congratulations to all the family on the little one.
The Mid-Coast Semi-Pro Football team has an 8-0 record now. They will start the play offs on Oct. 13th 1 pm kickoff at Larrabee field. $5.00 adults. Come on out and cheer them on.
The Mustang Youth Football games have been changed to Oct. 1st, Tuesday, not Thursday. In Fairfield.
Sept. 28th Saturday 4:30-6 pm Knox Grange Hall to benefit Waldo Pomona Grange. It's Roast Turkey and all the trimmings. Come join in.
BBQ Thorndike Masons Sept. 28th 11:30 am...Half a Chicken, Potato Salad etc.
Knox Historical Society
The 2014 Calendars are out and for Sale, look for them locally.
Annette Reynolds Williams has joined in the Muddy Paw Grooming in Winslow. They are located at 1 Cushman Rd., and will hold an Open House on Oct. 6th 1-3 pm. Randy from 98.5 will be doing a live remote. $100.00 cash give away. Pumpkins free for the kiddos. Cappza's Pizza will be providing free pizza and drinks. A Harvest Fest for all. They are open daily 6am-9pm. They have the dog self wash and grooming. Come join in, everyone knows Miss Annette from Muddy Paws in Unity. Go see her for yourself, and the other staff. Sounds like fun.
Joy To Be Bald
A fundraiser come walk with us, Join" Joy To Be Bald " Walk-A-Thon on Oct. 6th 2 pm. A walk for cancer to help a young cancer patient locally. Call Lori Mayer, Lori's Cafe for info. Go to her website for pledge sheets, and some people are shaving their heads. One of them is, Brenda Ward Moody's husband, Carl. Join in folks!!!
Food Pantry Auction
Jackson Community Food Pantry is having a big Auction Oct.5th on Village Road in Jackson. There will be an Early Bird Sale from 7:30-9:15am $1.00 purchases, and $5.00 bags of clothing then the Auction starts. Box lots, and many, many items. Go on Facebook and click on the photos, and see all kinds of items listed. Cindy says there is something for everyone. Yep!
Baby Girl Arrives
On Sept. 26, 2013 Annabelle Marie, was born to Haley Hitchcock, and Billy Ripley. She weighed 6 # and 1 oz, .20 inches long. Congrats to all the family on this newborn.
I would like to send Get Well Wishes to Dwayne Keller who has been a surgical patient. He is in the V.A. Hospital in Roxbury, Mass. Get Well soon as I know you will be wanting to get going again. Miss seeing you.
I am happy that Bob, and friend Mike came and fixed my cement steps. They made them much better, and hopefully no one will fall on these. They were awful before, not even and a menace to walk on.
The Pleasant Hill Cemetery Association meeting is on Oct. 7th at 6:30pm at Freedom Congregational Church. This is the first Monday, and is a week early. Please try to attend. We have lots for sale. Notices have been posted.
Jody Cushman, Eleanor Leeman, and myself attended the American Legion Auxiliary meeting on Saturday in Bath. We raised over $800.00 for the Junior Scholarship.
I would like to send condolences to Jody Cushman and family on the recent death of her stepmother, Gloria Coolbroth. We are thinking of you.
The lunch program has been going on this week at the Barn Raisers Community Center. They have been serving up some delicious meals. Thanks to one and all for this program. It is nice for folks to get out and eat, and socialize.
Corn Maze for the Kids
The Corn Maze for the kids will be ready next weekend, Oct.5th and 6th 10 AM-5 PM This is at Thor-nox Farm ( Shirley Bessey's ), near Mt. View. This will be available each weekend .Right here in Knox.
The Freedom Fire Dept. is burning the old Thomas farmhouse today, on Saturday. This is for training. Sadly, another old place is gone. Thoughts to all the Thomas descendants that hated to see it go.
There is apples at the nearby orchards for the purchasing. Look how nice it is to have them to eat and yes, for pies. They are so good for you. They have cider, and other goodies too.
The Apple Fest in Freedom is coming up soon at the Grange Hall. The date is Oct.19th 4-6 pm..Baked Beans, Hot Dogs, ChopSuey, Brown Bread, Apple Pie and Ice Cream Adults. $8.00, children $4.00....Come join in...
I am wishing a very Happy 10th Birthday to my grandson, Kayden Doughty Oct. 2nd. Have a great day little man. Love you !
Frye Mt. Tour
This Sunday, Sept 29th second Tour 1 pm still has seats available. Please call me or Deb at 589-4760 if you want to attend. We need to know ASAP if you want to reserve a seat. Barb is not available to take your call at this time. Elmin wants to see all the Wagons full. The teamsters do not charge for this, so it would be nice to fill the wagons up. It is a fun ride. We will do some of Knox this year. I will also bring Knox Historical Society calendars with me for sale. Mary Ellen plans to bring calendars and sell them.
Still no sightings on this poor collie dog. Was hoping someone would find him soon.
School Is Moved
Here it is Friday, and yes, the old East Knox Schoolhouse had been slid onto the new foundation here in Knox. Baxter Cook and crew, Clayton Larrabee and crew have been working up to the Bessey place all day today getting it into it's final place. We have some very excited folks that are glad that much has been accomplished. Now for the carpenter work to begin, building the addition onto the side, putting the roof trusses in place and replacing the roof. A lot more needs to be done soon. The Mt. View High School Video group, and Mr. Phillips were there to video tape, and take still shots of the project for us. It is nice to know that much has been done. Stay tuned.
Frye Mt. Tour Update
A final call to anyone wanting to go on the Tour for Sunday 1 pm. Call Deb soon, 589-4760, as there are limited seats left. Thanks! There will be 7 wagons available for rides. This is fun, reminds you of the old days, and see pictures of the old homesteads, and people who lived on the Mountain.
Knox Grange Update
The next scheduled Baked Ham Supper for the Grange next month has been changed to Oct. 26th, 4:30-6 pm. This change is due to the State Grange Session. Please mark your calendars and come to the last supper of the season.
Thanks to Dr. Shirley Bessey for allowing the Knox Historical Society to place the old school on her property. We now have a permanent home, and look forward to placing old artifacts inside. It is still in Knox, and we are very glad.
If you need help with fuel this winter, call 1-800-498-3025 for an appointment to sign up for assistance. It is a big help for many people.
Until next week,
Enjoy the nice weather. Go outside and take a walk. You might want to take a ride and enjoy the leaves. I imagine the leaf peepers will be out soon checking out our scenery. The Moose season is on this week up in Northern Maine. I saw a video on facebook of two bull moose fighting each other. Now that was something, those horns banging each other. Wildlife for you I guess. To see who reins king for the North Woods. Actually I love Greenville Area, and Kokadjo area as Gramp Doughty used to talk about to the kids. Enjoy those veggies, as the fall harvest is on.
Get Well soon to my friends grandbaby who has heart problems. Thinking of you Veronica, Carrie and all.