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Susan Brennan, Regional School Unit 3’s adult and community education director, wants people to contact her regarding how the school system can best serve the community. Maybe you have suggestions for the high school’s performing arts center? Or ideas for the adult education curriculum? You can reach her at 568-3426, ext. 1802, or find the Adult and Community Education’s Facebook page.

The Community Fitness Center at Mount View High School is open again, and the school has started a  “community walk” and “community volleyball” event series. According to Sue, the walk is inside the Mount View complex on Tuesday and Thursday nights from 6 to 8 p.m., and volleyball is Tuesday nights from 7 to 9 p.m.  Interested community members just need to call Sue to sign up, and pay a $5 registration fee.

In other community news, the Freedom Community Historical Society is moving its monthly meetings to every second Thursday of the month, at 6:30 p.m. Attendance is still via Zoom. Let me know if you want to join and I will put you on the email list to receive the Zoom invites.

I was so thrilled to see the completion of a Revision Energy Solar Farm on Knox Ridge, on land owned by Peter Curra. I think solar power is the way to go (I have solar panels on my house), and is aesthetically attractive to new residents who want to settle in an environmentally conscious place. What a great location, too!

This weekend my family had a first-ever “family reunion.” New Jersey cousins, an Oregon uncle, and all Freedom/Grey Hadyniaks went to Bar Harbor for the holiday weekend. The weather was perfect and fitting for how fun the weekend was. But a word to the wise — if you think Bar Harbor is not crowded over the Indigenous People’s Day holiday, think again ….

Again, absentee ballots are available at the Town Office. Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 2.