Halloween was a huge disappointment for me this year; we had one young visitor. Good thing I only buy the candy that I like! The report from Roxanne Curtis is that her number dropped from 50ish to 10. Jim Kenney dropped off all of his leftovers at the Town Office and we will use those for treats on Election Day.

Condolences to Robin and Corry of Northern Solstice Alpaca Farm. They recently had to lay to rest three of their beloved alpacas. If you haven't made it to the farm, they are a full-service alpaca farm offering gift shop filled with all things alpaca. They also sell quality alpacas as well as breeding and boarding services. Their farm tours are free and the farm is handicapped accessible. They have shops in Ellsworth, Northport and Unity and are open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call for details: 356-4146.

There will be a benefit dinner for Mike Mitchell on Nov. 17 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Thorndike Town Office. There will be food, a Chinese auction and a raffle. Contact Lori Grant Nason if you'd like to help.

Downtown lighting update: We're still waiting for CMP to install the LED lights. We are going to be one of the first towns in this pilot program. I wish I had a concrete date for you, but as of last week they (CMP) had not determined when it would happen.

I urge you to exercise extreme caution when using the crosswalks; vehicles aren't always going to see you and/or stop. Tony and Dan will be taking a DOT class so we can get a free "flashy" pedestrian sign, one that lights up when you push a button.

My brother Matthew reminded me this week of “You only have the right of way when someone else gives it to you.” This was a favorite saying by our driver's ed instructor, Dana P. Stevenson.

If you have ever wanted to be on an album, now is your chance! Sara Trunzo is seeking choral support along with the Unity College chorus for her next album. Although Sara spends much of her time in Nashville now, she still calls Unity home and will be doing a recording on Saturday, Nov. 10, at 1 p.m. at the UCCPA

Congratulations to Patterson's Store in Burnham on their 85th anniversary. I've been trying to convince Dion Rossignol for years to write about the funny "goings on" that happen at the store.

I went to Mammie's for breakfast this morning. A grandfather was walking out with his 2-year-old granddaughter and she saw me and threw her arms out and starting crying "Mama! Mama!" Her actual mother was right behind them and we had a good laugh. Mammie's is taking reservations for Thanksgiving. Please stop by or call 948-1515.

Don't forget the annual Hunters' Supper at the American Legion Hall on Windemere Lane Saturday, Nov. 10, at 5 p.m. Adults $8; children under 12, $4.

Lastly, I want to wish my niece Phoebe a very happy 8th birthday. She is Dennis and Sharon's youngest (and probably wildest) daughter.