Sympathy is being extended to the family and friends of Marieta Larrabee. She was a former resident of High Street, Freedom. Rest in peace, Marieta.

A reminder for the Thorndike town meeting Saturday, Aug. 22, 9 am , outside at the Thorndike Fire Station, with a rain date of Aug. 29, same time and place. All social distancing and COVID–19 protocols will be followed. Go and have your voice heard.

Papa Dixon and Dustin had a good visit one day last week. The laughter just echoes about. Dustin thoroughly enjoys those visits.

A reminder that the town trash pickup is one hour earlier until further notice. This translates to put your trash containers roadside by 6 a.m. every Wednesday except the first Wednesday, which is recycling in Thorndike.

I believe the Brooks Thrift Store has reopened. I am not sure of the hours, as I have not had a chance to go down. They do have a Facebook page that you can check.

August is full of birthdays in my family. So happy birthday to Alan Jr, Lisa, Halle and Terrie. Also happy birthday to Merrily Stevenson and Thressa Abbott. May you all enjoy your special day!

Maya Angelou is quoted as saying, "Never make someone a priority when all you are to them is an option."

Enjoy the beautiful weather, especially while you are watering your garden and lawn. Have a great week and maybe we will meet at the Ridgetop Dairy Bar. It tastes soo good!!