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Hello All,

Another nice day and a week that went by too fast. A little shoveling, but more snow to come. How nice to have some help with it, too.

Happy birthday, Knox

On Tuesday, Feb. 19, the Town of Knox, Maine, turned 200. State Rep. MaryAnne Kinney of Knox sponsored a Special Sentiment recognizing the 200th Anniversary of the

Town of Knox in the House of Representatives. State Sen. Erin Herbig of Waldo County co-sponsored. Knox Third Selectman William Ingraham and Bicentennial Committee Members Judy Gallant, Vicki and Ken Kupferman, and Myrna Raven attended the regular session of the House.

Rep. Kinney gave a tour of the House of Representatives and introduced them to the Republican Caucus and House of Representatives in session. The town and its citizens received warm congratulations and best wishes.

Runner Sled Racing

It was a great day for sledding. Getting out those old runner sleds and hitting the trail on Hog Back Mountain Saturday. The title of "Fastest Runner Sledder in All the Land" went to Brian Trahan, runner up Brad Marston, and third place to neighbor, Kerry Merrifield. In the junior division, Everett Terry and runner up to Aura Martin. This is sponsored by the New England Runner Sled Association on land of GW Martin and family in Montville.

Sunday Feb. 24th

A quick note that the Spaghetti Supper for the Knights is at the Masonic Hall in Unity, 4:30 p.m. Debbie has been real sick. Get well to her soon.

Belated birthday

On Feb. 23, granddaughter Ashley Bingham celebrated her birthday. Happy birthday to you! And to Ava Nickerson on Feb. 21, who turned a happy birthday 13 years old!

Unity Raceway

Maybe lots of money, and dreams to come, but Greg Veinote would like to reopen the Unity Raceway by June of this year. Much good luck to him.

Benefit dinner coming up

On Saturday, March 16, 4 to 8 p.m. at the Dockside Restaurant in Belfast. This is for 4-year-old Collin McCormick who has diastropic dysplagia, or DD, as he will require surgeries on his legs and feet. He will go to a hospital in Delaware, and need traveling expenses and much more. Please help support this event if possible. May he be well soon.

More phone scams

Avoid those phone call scams. Now they are trying to make us think they are calling from Medicare, no they aren't real, trying to get your info to scam you. Beware of this. I get so many calls it is just terrible. The do not call list does no good, as they are robocalls. Trust no one. If you want info, make a call to Medicare yourself.

Thanks to all

Marilyn McKenney and family want to thank those that came to Liberty Community Center on Saturday for the celebration of life for Clarence. Your attendance, food, and stories helped to make a nice day nicer with your presence. Thanks to Sandra and Dave and all for the help, and our gathering at your nice hall. It is most appreciated.

Reminder

The town meeting is Saturday, March 9, at 10 a.m.

Bicentennial

Next committee meeting is Wednesday, Feb. 27, at 10 a.m. to go over events for the upcoming time this summer. Meet at the Town House.

The Bicentennial Committee is still looking for photos of buildings, including the hilltop skating rink, stores in East Knox, Knox Station Grange and information about Knox churches, including the Knox Pentecostal Church. Deadline for stories and photos for the bicentennial publication is March 4.

Knox Bicentennial Field Day will be July 20. Rain date July 21. Come one, come all!

Parade, horse show, barbecue, kids’ activities, crafts. Should be a fun time.

Bake Sale in Unity

The newly established Unity Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary is having its first fundraiser on Saturday, March 30. There will be a bake sale at the Unity Union Church on Depot Street from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Come buy some homemade pies, sweets and treats to help the auxiliary provide aid to the firefighters.

Buttons

Bea Bryant has been crazy over buttons since she was a teenager. She’s sold parts of her collections for thousands of dollars. Now she’s nearing 90, and just can’t stop collecting them. She’s offering some of her recent collections, arranged artistically on cards, to The Farwell Project as a mutual fundraiser for the Mill and Bryant’s Stove Works. They’ll display them for the week prior to Farwell’s St. Paddy’s Feast, March 9-16.

Most of the 9×12 button cards will be priced from $9 to $30; each card signed by Bea. Bea will visit during the week to tell some button stories. This is a unique opportunity for collectors of genuine folk art. Warning: You may be surprised at how irresistible buttons can be! Farwell’s Mill: 37 Gordon Hill (Route 139 East), Thorndike. For hours and details: thorndikemill.org, thorndikemill&meetingplace on Facebook, thorndikemillmaine@gmail.com. Coffee, tea and snacks will be served.

St. Paddy's Day Feast at Farwell's

Valentine Special Train Ride: Dress in green, lift a glass of local brew, and enjoy corned beef and cabbage, with Irish and American folk singing in the Farwell’s barn along the tracks. Vegetarian options. Storytelling — tall and short tales. Train departs unity at 4 p.m. Reservations a must, space limited. The train will take you back to Unity, arriving by 7:30 p.m. To see the full menu or purchase tickets, visit https://belfastandmooseheadlakerail.org.

Until next week,

Be warm, stay safe. Spring is coming.