Happy New Year! I hope 2022 brings you all that you desire and that we will turn the corner on this pandemic. Happy Epiphany! Both my daughter and a niece have birthdays today. Happy birthday, my sweeties! I am enjoying the lull leading up to a quiet New Year’s celebration. The snow is starting to stick, and the Town Office is issuing more and more snowmobile registrations. Bring on winter!

Try new things in ‘22!

I always imagine it’s just Canadians who curl, but apparently there’s a curling club right here in Belfast. And what, you may ask, is curling? In addition to throwing a 44-pound piece of round granite down the ice, and brushing vigorously to help direct it to the bullseye, the curling comes in when you put a spin on the stone as you throw it down the ice to better direct where it comes to rest. But if you really want to find out what it’s all about, check out the Belfast Curling Club. It is holding Learn to Curl sessions Jan. 8 and 9, starting at 10:30 a.m. and at 1 p.m. FMI, contact Steve McLaughlin to register and for info on what to bring to class; 685-9540 or email mclaughlin.steve.a@roadrunner.com, or belfastcurlingclub.org.

Town Office  

The next Select Board meeting will be Jan. 11 at 6:30 p.m. Remember, Select Board meetings are open and everyone is welcome to attend. They occur every other Tuesday at the Town Office at 6:30 p.m. Minutes from these meetings can be emailed to anyone who is interested. Email the Town Office at jacksonme@fairpoint.net to request the minutes.

Christmas nugget

Jan. 6 is Epiphany in the Christian faith, the day the three kings, or Magi, following the star of Bethlehem, found the baby Jesus and recognized him as Christ the King. One tradition to celebrate Epiphany with family and friends, is to bake a Bundt-style cake with a little plastic baby Jesus hidden within. The circular shape of the cake indicates the circuitous route the Magi had to take to avoid King Herod. The one who discovers the 2-inch baby Jesus in their piece of cake has the privilege of baking the following year’s cake. But don’t break a tooth!

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