There is definitely a feeling of fall in the air and as of Sept. 22, it will be the official beginning of autumn. We stopped at Hooper’s Orchard in Monroe to get our fill of apples and peaches, and have started warming up the house in the mornings with our wood stove.

Happy birthday to Miranda Riley, hope you had a good one!

Lori’s Cafe on Route 3 in Liberty is celebrating their 15-year anniversary. Stop in and say congratulations!

Francis and Alexandra of Wild Grace Farm on Route 3 in Liberty welcomed the birth of their son Theodore Ezra Stewart, Sept. 16. He was born at home on the farm. Congratulations!

Wild Grace Farm will be having a bonfire with food and music on Sunday, Oct. 11, from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. For more information, visit

There is a fundraiser happening for Addison, a local 3-year-old girl who recently underwent surgery to remove tumors from her kidney.

On Monday, Sept. 14, she had gone to the doctor’s for a normal follow-up from not feeling well. After an X-ray, they discovered a mass on her kidney and had to immediately head to Maine Medical Center in Portland.

Further testing confirmed a tumor had completely taken over her left kidney, and a few other smaller tumors that were impacting her lymph nodes as well.

Her parents have two younger children and this fundraiser will help with, food, gas and medical bills. Her father is a volunteer firefighter.

For more information or to donate,

That's about it for this week. Stay warm!