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Hello to All,

Well they say we are getting a big snowstorm, 18 to 24 inches, and the amounts have changed considerably (depending what channel you check out), but it is what it is. Being 16 miles or so from the coast, we cannot change this, no matter what we do. We have to hang in there and deal with it best we can, and be prepared.

We will most likely have power outages, and need to stay warm, getting water ready just in case, and some will have generators, keep those where there is plenty of air flow. Be safe!

Try to be all prepared, as it looks like a doozy. It is hard for those with only a furnace for their source of heat, and no power. I am fully prepared, can always head out of town to my son's place. Nah! I'm staying put. All set. After all, it's Maine! Hang in there, all!

Sympathy

I got a phone call the other night to learn that our good friend Hartley Curtis of Montville for many, many years and Waterville had passed away Jan. 15 at age 99. He was Mr. Frye Mountain and Montville to me. I shall miss him. Condolences to his wife Thelma and beloved son Bob. I will never forget him. Spring burial, details coming soon.

Lost

On Route 220 in Montville at the end of the Morse Road area, a set of aluminum ramps for a Triton Snowmobile Trailer. Mike Braley lost these traveling toward Chase's Toys. He went back after a few minutes, saw where they fell off and someone had picked them up.

If you found them, do the right thing and contact Mike to return them to him by calling 930-5566. Thanks!

Another passes

I read that Elizabeth "Betty" Brown Littlefield had passed away Jan. 8 in Bangor.  When I heard her name I thought of the Brooks Historical Society. I never met her though. Condolences to her family and to Marsha Brown Shibles, Phil and family here in town, on your loss.

Biweekly Craft Market

Started on Jan. 19 in Thorndike at the McKay Farm Building. Indoor all winter, every first and third Saturday of the month through the winter, holding space in the main showrooms for markets.

Want to be a vendor and get in on the action? Help promote the market each week and the $10 fee will be waived. Message the McKay Farm page on Facebook, or call the store to let them know you are interested, along with your email address so they can contact you about getting set up. Space is limited, so hurry!

Freedom Community Historical Society

The Freedom Winterfest is coming up on Saturday, Feb. 2, starting at 10 a.m. at Springvale Farm. Potluck at 4:30 p.m. at the Grange Hall, and the Freedom Follies at 6 p.m. A fun day and activities galore. The Town Office will be open as well, warming center and snacks. Get out and get some fresh air. Mark your calendar for this event. I went last year and enjoyed it immensely.

Coming to MVHS

On Friday, April 5, at 7 p.m., the Harlem Rockets will be displaying their basketball skills.

Exercise made fun with Cari-Anne

Fit to Thrive ― Country Heat Class with Cari-Anne was held recently in Unity, but will be holding classes at the Troy Central School as more room for more folks. Contact her on Facebook. Sounds like fun to me.

Time

Yes, I was told we have about a half-hour more of daylight now. That is good to hear, and see.

Until next week,

Take care, all, the snow is coming. Be warm and be safe above all. Message me any news, or call me. Always willing to listen as well. Get well to those needing it, and happy birthday if you have your day now. Time flies, so do that bucket thing you always wanted to do.