We have had a bit of cold and a bit of snow, but not nearly as much snow as was forecast, thankfully. Dust and I worked at the deck for a couple of days and finally the wind stopped blowing and we got it finished.

Condolences are being sent to the family and friends of Cary Furrow. He was a Vietnam veteran and served his country well. I will always remember some of his stories and the conversations we had. Rest in peace, Cary, well-deserved.

Town meeting is on the horizon and we are always on the lookout for residents interested in running for some of the town offices. If you are thinking about it, attend a few selectmen's meetings and see what you think. Nominations are always made from the floor. Just show an interest to some of your neighbors and get feedback from them. One never knows until they give it a shot.

Sympathy is being extended to the family and friends of Beverly Murdock. She was very active in town goings-on and will be missed by all.

It is that time of year again, 2021, time to recognize the personal and professional accomplishments of previous Mount View graduates. This will encourage present-day students to reach for the stars! Nominations for the 2021 Alumni Recognition are due at Mount View High School no later than March 5. Anyone may make a nomination. To receive more info, requirements and application form, please email mvalumni@rsu3.org or call Vicki at 568-3782 to receive a hard copy.

I had a surprise phone call from an old friend this week. It was great to talk with her. We must do this more often, Sally.

Happy Valentines Day to everyone. If the weather cooperates, Dustin and I will celebrate in the gazebo with some champagne and chocolate. If no, we shall do the same around the wood stove.

The Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. is quoted as saying, "Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity."

Have a great week and go for a walk in your neighborhood.