Wow, what a freak snowstorm we had Wednesday night, then rain the next day. Once again we escaped most of it, unlike New Jersey and New York again. I am hoping snow doesn’t get too bad before Thanksgiving week so we can go to New York and Pennsylvania with my families. I meant to wish all the veterans a happy and blessed Veterans' Day. I am so thankful for all those who have served and who are currently serving in all the armed forces. This year I am most thankful for my daughter Misty, who is currently in Ft. Hood, Texas, preparing to go on deployment to Kuwait. She is in the Air National Guard serving in Air Traffic Control. We pray for her safe return next September.
Free rabies clinics
The last rabies clinic will be on Dec. 1 from 9-11 a.m. at the new Lincolnville Fire Station on Route 52. Dr Arbel of Little River Veterinary Hospital will be in attendance. Dogs must be on a leash and cats must be in a carrier. Owners are responsible for cleaning up after their pets.
The Town Office will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday from Thursday, Nov. 22, until Monday, Nov. 26.
Hunting season is here once again! Don’t wait until the last minute to get your license. They are available at the Town Office, online at mefishwildlife.com, as sporting good stores, mny convenience stores, turnpike service centers, or from the Department office in Augusta.
The RSU withdrawal committee meets in Belfast on a regular basis. The information will be posted on the marquee in the entryway of the community building.
The Selectmen are requesting bids for plowing and sanding the salt/sand building, fire station, community center parking lots and driveway, and transfer station. To receive information on these lots, call the Town Office and ask for Bruce or Alice.
Veteran resource fair
The Maine Military and Community Network resource fair will be held Saturday, Nov. 17, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Lewiston High School cafeteria. For more information, contact Rich Oberg at 753-9092 or Jerry DeWitt at 783-9141, ext. 228. A Veteran Benefit and Resource Guide is also available online. This publication contains a host of federal benefits, along with other resources available to those who have honorably served their country in defense of freedom. Those who are unable to download the Resource Guide may request a copy to be sent to them in the mail by e-mailing a request to: firstname.lastname@example.org (please include your name, address, and a brief note stating that you would like a Veteran Benefit and Resource Guide mailed to you).
The next scheduled game will be Nov. 16 at 7 p.m. Bring your cards, boards and a partner for a fun night out. We are located at the Searsmont Community Bldg downstairs, on Main Street and Route 131.
Patchwork Plus Holiday Sale
10% off store wide at Patchwork Plus Crafts and Gifts store, Sat., Dec 1st 8 A.M. -5 P.M. and Sun; Dec. 2nd 10 A.M. -5 P.M. 25% off any oneYankee Candle purchase, any discontinued candle Samplers and Tarts $1.00, no limit. We will have many Balsam Christmas decorations(runner sleds, snow shoes). Orders through the winter call 342-5016. We are located at 156 Belfast Augusta Rd. W. Rte 3 in N. Searsmont. Open 7 days a week 10-5, will close Christmas eve at 3 P.M. for the season and re-open Jan 1-4 10-4.
Evergreen Tree Farm
It is nearing the Christmas season already. The Evergreen Farm is now hiring people to make Christmas wreaths and garland. Flexible hours are available and they will also buy wreaths from people who wish to make them at home. Through approximately Dec.1 they need workers. For further information call Bud Otis at 589-4673.
Warm Coat Project
The Warm Coat Project in Waldo County is once again collecting coats, warm sweaters and blankets to be distributed to those in need. Items must be clean and in good condition. The collection boxes are at the Waldo County YMCA, the Belfast Police Department, First Church, and the Prospect Town Office and the Searsport Safety Building. Donations will be accepted through the first week in December. Distribution will take place on the days the Christmas and Thanksgiving boxes are given out. For more information, call Debbie Mitchell at 338-1255.