From the Town Office

Because of the November election, the regularly scheduled Town Council meeting was cancelled Nov. 6. The Council's next meeting will be on Tuesday, Nov. 20, at 7 p.m.

The Town Office and Transfer Station will be closed Nov. 22 and 23 in observance of Thanksgiving.

Election results

By the time this column is published, this will be old news. But for those who are not aware, Winterport's results for the Nov. 6 general and referendum election were as follows:

U.S. senator – Eric Brakey, 824; Angus King Jr., 905; Zak Ringelstein, 114; blank, 30.

U.S. representative – Tiffany Bond, 87; Jared Golden, 826; William Hoar, 40; Bruce Poliquin, 894; blank, 26.

Governor – Teresea Hayes, 97; Janet Mills, 830; Shawn Moody, 909; blank, 37.

State senator – Jayne Giles, 1,014; Erin Herbig, 830; blank, 29.

State representative – Scott Cuddy, 1033; Brian Kresge, 809; blank, 31.

County treasurer – Peter Sheff, 1,005; William Sneed, 789; blank, 79.

Register of deeds – Stacy Grant, 1,470; blank, 403.

Sheriff – John Gibbs, 836; Jeffrey Trafton, 971; blank, 66.

District attorney – Natasha Irving, 838; Jonathan Liberman, 965; blank, 70.

Question 1 – Yes, 617; No, 1,225.

Question 2 – Yes, 850; No 1,000.

Question 3 – Yes, 1,120; No, 721.

Question 4 – Yes, 847; No, 999.

Question 5 – Yes, 1,104; No, 749.

Winterport Live Nativity

The 51st annual Winterport Live Nativity will take place Dec. 14 and 15 at 7 p.m. on the Union Meeting House lawn. Children from from Winterport and surrounding towns will give the outdoor presentation, with narration by members of the Frankfort Congregational Church and St. Gabriel's Catholic Church, and music by various area churches. Bring a flashlight and dress warmly.

Christmas fairs

Frankfort Congregational will be holding its annual Christmas Fair on Saturday, Nov. 17, from 8 a.m. to noon. There will be an assortment of baked goods, crafts, decorations, fancy work, white elephant items, Christmas doorstep planters, wreaths, and so much more. There will also be a variety of raffles, including an "Around the Town" raffle, where one lucky winner will win nearly $400 worth of gift certificates.

Frankfort Recreation will be holding its second annual holiday craft fair on Saturday, Dec. 1, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Frankfort Congregational Church, 42 Main Main Road South, Frankfort. They will have a variety of vendors offering unique gifts and products. Bake sale items will be available for purchase, proceeds from which support events and sports activities provided through the Recreation Department. Come on out and shop local this Christmas season.

The fourth annual Winterport Craft Fair will be taking place on Saturday, Nov. 17, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Leroy H. Smith School. There will be 50-plus vendors with over 60 tables of 100-percent handmade crafts. They will have a 50/50 raffle with proceeds donated to the Winterport Woman's Club.

All of the proceeds of the concession stand will be donated to the Smith School Christmas Fund. They will be accepting donations of clean used children’s winter jackets and snow pants that will be donated to local schools.

Wagner Pride Pack will be hosting its third annual Community Christmas Festival on Saturday, Dec. 8, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Samuel L. Wagner Middle School, 19 Williams Way, Winterport. There will be a Christmas tree raffle, craft fair, as well as breakfast and lunch. Funds from the festival benefit the Wagner student pantry as well as other school programs.

Ellingwood's Corner United Methodist Church will be holding its annual craft fair on Saturday, Dec. 1, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. They will have guest crafters, hand-dipped chocolates, baked items, a silent auction, and their thrift store will be open throughout the day. They will also have a luncheon with soup and sandwiches. For more information, call 478-1383.

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