Much sympathy is being extended to friends and family of Harold Hubbard, especially to Christine. He will be missed by all who knew and loved him.

A reminder for the Thursday flea market in Thorndike village and beyond. You may have a space at Farwells or Garden Variety yards for $5 for five hours or in your own yard. Get together with your neighbors and set out your wares at home on Thursdays. Contact The Thorndike Mill and Meeting Place and they will advertise it on their Facebook page.

On Saturday, July 20, at the Thorndike Town Office, 4 to 7 p.m., there will be a pasta and pie benefit dinner. There will be five types of pasta and sauce, a variety of salads and breads, pies and whoopie pies. Beverages will include water, iced tea, lemonade and seltzer water. The cost will be $10 per adult. Kids under 12 will be free and anyone older than 70 pays $5. This will benefit Thorndike's Bicentennial Celebration on Sept. 14.

The Rec Committee bicentennial meetings are held on the second and fourth Wednesdays at the Thorndike Fire Station. For any questions, please contact Mike at 322-6200.

Papa Dixon visited with Dustin one day last week. They have such a good time sitting on the deck and swapping stories.

Get well wishes are being sent out to George Russell. At the time of this writing, he is in the hospital in Massachusetts. I wish him a speedy recovery.

A big thank you to Chris and G. I. for their hard work on building a gazebo that Dustin will be able to enjoy. He has big plans for his music and lights out there.

The garden is really growing, but so are the weeds. A full-time job between the garden and the lawns. It leaves me little time for deviltry!

Shirley MacLaine is quoted as saying, "It's useless to hold a person to anything he says while he's in love, drunk or running for office."

Have a great week and stay cool.