Due to COVID concerns, the Waldo Pierce Reading Room and Library is closed to walk-in traffic, but continues with curbside services. The library will send me more details on this, which I shall post in next week’s Frankfort news.

Last week’s taste of springlike weather has whetted Frankfort residents’ appetite for the real thing. If past years are any indication, then we only have about three weeks before ice begins breaking up and near- and above-freezing temperatures become the norm. Usually by St. Patrick’s Day, snow will have pretty much melted except in shady and north-facing locations.

Warmer weather will also bring relief to residents who face astronomical fuel bills. For instance, my electric bill has more than doubled since last fall and the price of fuel oil has gone off the charts. My heart goes out to those on fixed incomes who have no way to get out and earn more money so that they can pay their basic living expenses. Somehow, someday, this must end, so have faith and keep plugging.

History note

From The Republican Journal, Feb. 28, 1901: “The village school closed Friday, Washington’s birthday, and exercises of a very patriotic kind were given in all three schools. A large crowd were present and much enjoyed the exercises, which were unusually good.”

Weekly quote

“In February, if thou hearest thunder, thou shalt see a summer wonder.” – Old English saying.