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From the Town Office

Waldo County Triad has placed a box in the Town Office for donations of used coats, blankets, snow pants, gloves, mittens, hats, scarfs, and all other warm winter items. The Winterport Woman's Club has also placed a box for the donation of food items for the Neighborhood Food Cupboard's annual Thanksgiving Baskets.

The Town Office and Transfer Station will be closed on Monday, Nov. 12, in observance of Veterans Day.

The Town Council continues to search for a new town manager with the retirement of current Town Manager Phil Pitula effective Dec. 31. An interview was conducted on Oct. 22 with one of the applicants. There have been some residents interested in getting involved in the interview process. When asked whether the council will hold a "meet and greet" to meet the applicants, the response was that they are not planning on scheduling one at this time.

Abbott Park

Winterport Recreation Director Greg DaSilva announced exciting news on Monday: our children will no longer need to be bused to Hampden when playing their "home" baseball/softball games, this coming after various needed upgrades to the fields and dugouts were completed at Abbott Park in Winterport.

Greg credits the school district, a donation from the Pants on Fire 5K run, and the Chris Young Memorial Fund for supplying funds to help complete the task. He also went on to thank Town Manager Phil Pitula, Assistant Superintendent Regan Nickels, and Wagner Middle School Athletic Director Tamara Cardello for all their help.

News from Frankfort

The Birthday Committee of the town of Frankfort continues to meet and plan for Frankfort's 230th birthday in 2019. They are in the early stages of gathering, but some topics that have been discussed include fireworks, vendors, corn hole tournaments, music, and much more. The next meeting for the Birthday Committee will be Wednesday, Nov. 28, at 7 p.m. in the Frankfort Congregational Church vestry.

The Frankfort Congregational Church will be holding its annual Christmas Fair on Saturday, Nov. 17, from 8 a.m. to noon. Christmas decorations, baked goods, fancy work, re-gifted items, wreaths, and cemetery pots will all be available for purchase. Also this year, the church will be raffling off nearly $400 worth of gift certificates to various local businesses. The cost is $1 for one ticket, and $5 for six.

Likewise, the Frankfort Recreation Department will be holding its craft fair Saturday, Dec. 8, in the vestry of the church. They will have vendors from all over the state selling an assortment of crafts.

Remember to be reflective

With winter months approaching, our daylight is dwindling. That being said, addresses on homes are becoming harder to see. Please remember to have reflective numbers on your mailbox, or a reflective sign posted near your driveway, so that first responders can find you if needed. They can't help you if they can't find you!

Until next time, that's all from the only place on earth called "Winterport."