A Frankfort resident living in the center of town had his van stolen last week. More details are not forthcoming, but this just goes to show that no one anywhere is immune to the acts of criminals.

Wild critters

Next, a bobcat was reported just outside of town last week. Bobcats have become numerous almost everywhere nowadays, so this comes as no surprise.

Spring is truly here, because the skunks are now out at night. A (pardon the reference to the 1970s song) dead skunk in the middle of the road on Route 1A just south of town has perfumed the air for a considerable distance in either direction.

Finally, and I can hardly believe it myself, while standing at the town park on Marsh Stream and watching ice floes going downriver, I was certain that I heard Canada geese honking. As spring progresses, more and more wild critters will show up.

Oh, I must also mention that stepping outside the other day, a mosquito landed on my hand. And if mosquitoes are out, it’s a sure bet that ticks are active now, too. It’s time to check ourselves for ticks after coming in from the outdoors. It’s a nuisance, but it beats the alternative.

Upcoming events

Holy Week is just around the corner and the Frankfort Congregational Church will hold a Maundy Thursday service at 7 p.m. on April 14. Then on Good Friday, April 15, the church will be open to all from 9 p.m. to 12 a.m. Then on Sunday, April 17, the church will host an Easter Sunrise service on Route 1A at the old Freedom Motors land, across from the Mendall Marsh. We will gather about 10 minutes before official dawn. Following the sunrise service, attendees will retire to the church vestry for an Easter breakfast, followed by our Easter Sunday service at 9 a.m.

Weekly quote

“Daffodils that come before the swallow dares, and take the winds of March with beauty.” ― William Shakespeare