The Unity Area Recycling Center is still not taking glass. I went there yesterday and got rid of a laptop, plastic, cans and lots of cardboard. It is good to get my little recycling area empty and ready to start over.

Sincere condolences are being sent to the family and friends of Steve Spaulding. He will be missed by all.

Have you visited the My Sister and I shop on Depot Street in Thorndike village? Their hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Their phone number is 568-3617 or 557-2791. They also can be checked out on Facebook. Take a ride and stop to see what they have. They have an assortment of arrangements and gifts.

Do you receive the Triad newsletter? Triad is a partnership of citizens, law enforcement and other local organizations dedicated to the improvement of the safety of the older Waldo County citizens through education and service. If you want to receive the newsletter, please call them at 1-866-426-7555 or email triad @waldocountymaine/gov.

The Thorndike Town Office hours are Monday, Tuesday and Friday, 9 a.m. until 1 p.m., and Wednesday, noon until 7 p.m. They can be reached at 568-3655.

Thorndike property taxes are due Oct. 22 at the Town Office. Interest will start Oct. 23 at the rate of 7% per annum.

How did you like that wild storm that we endured? I lost a corner of the barn roof and some tree limbs. I finally got the generator out at 3:30 p.m., got it started and the power was back on before 5:30 p.m. Oh, well, it is good to give the generator a workout every once in a while.

Thank you, David, for your help doing cleanup after the storm. I appreciate it.

Let me know of any upcoming events in town. It is good to post things online, but you must remember that many do not have a computer or access to one. They rely on the local paper.

Lord Chesterfield is quoted as saying, "Young men are apt to think themselves wise enough, as drunken men are apt to think themselves sober enough."