Knox Town News
As I write this column today it is snowing hard. They tell us from the weather man we will be getting a Nor'easter. Well bring it on, and maybe this will be the worst one for a while. I hope we don't get a lot more storms. I have got in my share of shoveling to last a life time. Come on Spring !!
News From The Town Office
There will be A Town of Knox Informational meeting to discuss an enlargement of the Town Office, and Meeting Room on Wed., Feb. 26th at 6:30 pm. at the Town Office. Please try to attend, your support is needed.
For those of you that know Lawrence " Larry " Dearborn, Sr. from the American Legion, a Past Dept. Commander of Post 132 Richmond I have news. He will be married Valentine's Day to Rita Barbioni Congrats to the happy couple. May they have many years ahead.
A friend of mine, Rodney DuPerry, of Benton passed away in Massachusetts on Jan. 17th. He will be missed by all who knew him. Rod was active in the Legion, but had health issues, and couldn't attend meetings anymore. He too liked our Annual Summer BBQ weekends at Camp NEOFA in the past.
Happy Birthday to my granddaughter, Sara Doughty on Feb. 20th. She will be 13.
Happy Birthday to Ronald McDonald on Feb. 21st.
A very Happy Birthday to Coral Furrow, her 96th year. on Feb. 21st. She is still knitting, and going strong. She is our Town's oldest citizen.
Happy Birthday to another granddaughter, Ashley Poulin on Feb. 23rd.
And another citizen, Dr. Shirley Bessey who celebrates her 89th Birthday Feb. 22nd.
Happy Birthday to Melissa Turner on Feb 21st.
A Happy Birthday to my friend, Terry Reynolds Fisher Feb. 23rd in New Zealand.
Happy Birthday to Esther Thomas Brown on Feb. 24th.
A Happy Birthday to Keith Phillips on Feb. 26th.
Soon Ava Nickerson will celebrate her 8th Birthday at a party next week. Have a good one. Ava is that cute little red head., and was born Feb. 21st.
Special Valentine's Birthday
Happy 84th Birthday to Lilla Jackson on Valentine's Day. May you enjoy many more.
Lots of Birthdays, and hope everyone has many more...May you all enjoy your special day.
A belated Happy Birthday to my good friend, Minnie Raven on Feb. 10th. I believe I forgot you..Hope your day was a good one.
Happy Anniversary to Kal and Shannon Keithan. Ten years I am told...Been together more though...Have many more !!!
There has been a lot of flu viral infections going around in the schools. I am hearing of folks, and youngsters being sick constantly.I hope you all feel better very soon. School vacation is upon us, and perhaps it will slow down the sickness. Hopefully the children will be able to enjoy their winter vacation.
Our Town Meeting will be March 15th. We have two candidates running for 3rd Selectman. Steve Curry is challenging Willie Ingraham.
Joan Sheldon reminded me if people want to get burn permits to contact her, or Matt Shaw, or stop at the Town Office.
One of Bill and Jackie Bryant's grandson's has been in the hospital, Ethan Bryant. I hope you feel better soon.
It seemed good to see Bill and Jackie get into their new home awhile back. I always enjoy their Christmas lights, and snowman they have by Rt. 137. Lots of luck in that new home to you both.
The Waldo County Me. State Firefighters Fund Raiser Dance will be this Sat., Feb. 15th 8-midnite. at the Liberty Community Center. The band, Black Ledge will play $10.00 admission. Come and join in and have fun.
The Joe-4-Oil , 1-877-563-4645, oil assistance program is on. If you can call and get through good luck with that. It's almost as good as winning the lottery to get through to someone to get an application. The Downeast Energy aka Thompson's Oil is not participating in the program I was told. Make sure your oil dealer participates in the program for Joe-4-oil. On the other hand, I believe the Federal Govt. has released more funds for the LIHEAP program. There is hope after all.
I want to send Get Well Wishes to my Auxiliary friend Cathy Gurney, who is in the hospital in Bangor at this time. Thinking of You. Her sister Carol Corson just lost her husband. Thinking of Carol too.
Thinking of You..
Laura Erskine Richardson who moved to Richland, R.I. to be with her daughter Lori Rich is very sick. She is in the hospital at this time,and could use some prayers.
The Spaghetti Supper, and Celebration of Shirley Bessey's Birthday is Friday, Feb. 21st.at 5:00 pm. This event will be held at Mt. View Cafe. Come and bring your favorite Chili Dish for the cook-off. The event benefits the Thor-nox Homestead Museum. This is a future project of Miss Bessey's. After you have had supper, put on those dancing shoes. There will be a Contra Dance 7-9 pm, with John McIntire calling. Info, Joyce 382-6118 or Meg 323-4677. They have a Silent Auction planned and 50/50. Folks this is a good Cabin Fever Reliever. Donations accepted for supper. Hopefully the weather cooperates.
Fishing Derby/ In Memory of T-Pot Parsons
On March 1st the Unity Fire. Dept. hosts a Fishing Derby on Unity Pond. Lt. Blaine Jr. is in charge of this. The time is 6 am- 5 pm. Sounds like a good time is planned. Ladies, they are asking for Items for the Bake Sale to sell. They need to be wrapped individually, grab and go items. Bring the kiddos. Have fun fishing for that Big One...For info, call Blaine at 660-3526.
Our condolences to the family of Albert " Al " Smith of Knox, and Pittsfield who recently passed. He was the companion of Patricia Raven who passed in December. He will be missed. Al was a Veteran, and proud of it. Rest In Peace.
Charles " Charlie " Bormet who recently passed away in Florida. Sympathy to his family. He had property and friends here in town.
Our condolences to the family of Sheila Murch Brooks who recently passed away.
Our sympathy to the family of Maureen Terry Philbrick Smith who passed away.
Sympathy to the family and friends of Carl Penney who passed on Saturday. How he loved his horses. He was a Veteran.
Until next week,
Stay in out of the cold if you possibly can. The snow coming down is going to be a mess. The plow has been by several times. Thanks Todd, for all you do with your guys to keep our roads all sanded, and plowed for us. It is appreciated.
Pay It Forward,
I was in Belfast, and not wanting to fix supper when I got home, I went to Alexia's Pizza Place. There were 3 teens, only one of them bought a slice of pizza. I asked them if they had money for pizza, and a drink, and the polite young man said no. The young lady was eating the pizza. The other young man had already eaten there. So I gave the young fellar money for pizza, so he could have some, and drinks for them too.He looked at his friends, and said, there is kind people after all. Made my day, so folks, if you can Pay It Forward. It's a great feeling.
Have a great week. School vacation is upon us.Some of the grandkids will be here. Enjoy yourself. Drive careful, and be safe. Use those seat belts.
Get well to the young Curtis couple from Monroe or Brooks that was in an auto accident and got hurt. May you soon be well.
Happy Valentine's Day to all !! And Happy Shoveling to you !!