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Hello All,

Here we go…it is much cooler out there now, especially at night. I was tempted to turn the furnace on, but never. We have had rain, it seems like a lot. Sadly I read the Amazon rainforest was burning in some places.

We have been having some sweet corn, and veggies. A lot of things are ready now. The apples will be ready Sept. 14 at Mainely Apples Orchard, as I saw the sign today. Fall is upon us, and the first day is Sept. 23.

Still riding the rails

In Thorndike, 37 Gordon Hill Road, Ride the Railcycles with the B&ML RailCyclers and Fit Maine. Two-person pedal bikes. Starts off at the Thorndike Mill, and you can be a passenger with a guide or take a two-person ride with a friend. Owned by Brooks Preservation Society.

Book in advance on Facebook or on the website email, information@railcyclers.com. You may call 315-9410 or 1-888-317-2142.

On Friday, Aug. 30, they are pedaling 3 to 4 and 5 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 31, 11 a.m. to noon, 1 to 2 p.m., 3 to 4 p.m., and 5 to 6 p.m. It is $32 for two, or $16 if you go with a guide.

Sounds like fun, and it's about a 2-mile trip each way. After you get to the destination point, the railcycle has to be lifted to turn the cycle around on the tracks. Hmmm, now that is interesting to know. Wheee, up, up and away you go!

Celebration of life

A nice spaghetti supper, and gathering to honor the late Joanne Wilcox was held Saturday evening at the Varney Building. I met some of her family, and her son Andrew and wife Evie Wilcox from Houston, Texas. Talked to some folks I recognized as well. She will be missed by all who knew her.

Mount View High School

The high school has the freshmen starting on Tuesday, Sept. 3, also K-six. On Wednesday will be seventh and eighth grades, sophomores, juniors and seniors starting the school year off. Good luck to all.

Homeless veterans

I have been gathering up things for the homeless, and delivered some things today. It is always nice to give back.

Flowers

At the end of our road, the Morse Road, there are containers of very pretty gladiolas for sale. They are $1 each or a dozen for $10. Stop by and get some pretty flowers. Our elderly neighbor Don raises them.

Dedication of Memorial

On Saturday, Sept. 28, 11 a.m. to noon, is the dedication of the American Legion Family POW/MIA WWII Memorial. This will be held at the department headquarters at 5 Verti Drive, Winslow. Ribbon-cutting at noon. If you wish to attend, must RSVP by Sept. 20 to legionme@mainelegion.org or call 873-3229. I am happy to say I sponsored a brick for Lyle Boulier WWII Waldo County. May he RIP.

Thinking of you

A veteran, John Kezal from Rumford Legion Post, lost his wife, Ann Kezal last fall. I was told he needs some “thinking of you” cards at this time. To send him a card, mail to American Legion Post 24, 184 Congress St., Rumford, ME 04276. Thanks!

Knox Historical Society

I will be calling all those that had ads in our 2019 Calendar. This is easier than driving all around town hoping people will be home. The price of ads is still $25. (We voted on Wednesday to keep it the same.) Joyce Thompson has graciously offered to accept your ad money; please drop off to her, and get a receipt. Any info, call me, 382-6783, or message me on Facebook.

MaryEllen needs to figure out who she will get to help her with the Common Ground Fair Toll Booth. This will be at former Bessey property by the Old East Knox School, just before MVHS. If you would like to help out, let me know, and I will get back to her, or contact her.

We are always in need of copies of your old photos, so we can showcase them in our calendar of our town. People, places and things. Thanks!

Off to college

My sweet, loving granddaughter, Sara Doughty, has gone off to college at UMPI, and she will be playing soccer. She wants to pursue a career in the nursing field. I know for a fact that last year she worked at a nursing facility for Alzheimer’s and dementia patients and they loved her. This year she had two summer jobs. A camp job and serving up ice cream, too. I miss her, but will see her soon, and may have to go up to Presque Isle and get a motel room to visit her.

Our friend Carrie

Our awesome friend, Carrie Klein, aka Carrie Carmichael, needs a kidney as she is in end-stage renal failure. She is on the transplant list, but that takes time, and she needs some help now. Carrie needs a kidney; call Maine Transplant at 207-662-7180 or fill out a donor interest form online at https://mmc.donorscreen.org/register/donate/-kidney. Thanks!

Until next week,

I hope you all have a swell week, as those weeks seem to roll on by now. Get some sunshine, fresh air and veggies to eat. We know what will be soon on us. We will see the first day of fall on Sept. 23, or autumn most folks call it. The Common Ground Fair, aka MOFGA, will be Sept. 20, 21 and 22. Fall Conference for us in ALA is Sept. 21 in Gray. Stay safe, and be well.