Hello All,

Well another week has passed us by. We are getting some much-needed rain. Lightning, and hail, and it was a mess. Some people dread the lightning, all the booming that goes with it. We lost power for a few hours in the night. The fresh veggies have been so good, try out a farm stand in your area. Fresh corn out now. Seems like the season goes fast. Some folks are lucky to have gardens.

Open House

Saturday, Sept.7, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Unity Fire Department. Firefighting demos at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Tour the fire station. Meet Sparky the Fire Dog, and see the fire engines. All kids love to touch a firetruck. Blaine Parsons is fire chief there, and welcomes everyone there.

Knox Historical Society

Meeting on Wednesday, Aug. 21, at 6 p.m. at Town Office. New members welcome and guests.

Holly Ingraham, president.

Belated birthday

Happy 90th birthday to Loretta Grass! May you have many more.


Our sympathy to Bob Richardson, on the loss of his Aunt Flora Ogden, at 91 years of age.

Puffins are at Winter Harbor

Acadia Puffin Cruise, a three-hour tour on the 40-foot "Tricia Clark" down Frenchman's Bay to the stunning Petit Manan Island. This is home to many seabirds, notably the Atlantic Puffin. Other bird species you may see include Arctic terns, common terns, guillemots, cormorants, bald eagles, eiders, gulls, and razorbills. Making their home on the Island are harbor and gray seals. Petit Manan Lighthouse was constructed in 1855, and is a conical tower standing 109 feet tall. It is listed on the National Registry of Historic Places, and still in service today. Bookings are available until Labor Day Weekend at or call 207-598-7900 or 207-598-7905. This sounds like a really fun cruise to take in Winter Harbor 88 Sargent St. Gramp Cliff Doughty always talked about all the lighthouses, as he was in the Coast Guard for many years, 31 I believe.

Freedom Grange Pie Contest

The Dirigo Grange members are hosting a Pie Judging Contest on Saturday, Aug. 17, at 11 a.m. This is followed by an Afternoon Pie Party, noon to 2 p.m. Your choice of a piece of pie and beverage for $4. Pies need to be dropped off at the Grange Hall between 9:30 and 10:30 a.m. Judging by local chefs. Categories to be judged are fruit and berry, and custard and cream. Proceeds to help with the Grange Water Well Fund. If you wish to pick up your pie after judging, please make it known when you present it for judging. $10 first place and blue ribbon; ribbons for second and third as well. Thanks to those who want to participate. Get your baking on, and enter a pie. Good luck!

Mark your calendar

Freedom Grange Yard Sale and Auto Show, Chicken Barbecue Sunday, Sept. 8, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Ingraham Equipment. Auto Show, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Antique autos, sports cars, pickup trucks, and motorcycles. Barbecue at noon. Come to support the Grange.


Gabe Doughty and Reese Brown came on Sunday and visited. We had a good time together.

Camp trip

On Tuesday evening my sister Marilyn and I went to Mercer to North Pond for a barbecue and boat ride with Wayne, Laura and family and her mom Louise, and family. There were others attending as well. A great barbecue and we were stuffed. We went on the party boat out around all the ponds there, and saw the area where the infamous hermit Chris Knight had camped out for many years. We saw the Pine Tree Camp buildings, and that is a big area. They have four camping sessions a year there. It sure looked nice, and spacious. A bald eagle showed off for us, circling overhead. We ended up with ice cream at the place where Sara worked this summer on the way home in Smithfield. It is a pretty area, loved being near and on the water there.


Saw the lone turkey hen here at home as she struts across the field. Saw a pair of fawns still with their spots on, eating fresh grass in Montville near Jan's camp area.


Upcoming is the Thorndike Bicentennial Celebration on Sept. 14 10 a.m.


Upcoming Disneyland in Freedom Parade and Field Day Aug. 17, 10 a.m.

Until next week,

Happy birthday or happy anniversary if you are observing either one. Have a great day. It won't be long before the schools will be open again. Enjoy our summer, it goes too fast. Stay safe, and be well.