Sincere condolences are being sent out to the family and friends of Sherry Curtis. She was brought up in Freedom, when I was bringing up my girls.  I used to see her and her family often. I remember her being at our house on more than one occasion. Rest in peace, Sherry, you definitely have earned it.

Happy belated birthday to Tabi Cook. I hope you had a great day.

I got to visit with Pearl Nickless in Freedom one day this week and got to meet her two sisters who were also visiting. I hope you had a delightful birthday and got to eat a lot of cake.

If you have never been to J. P.’s in Brooks village grocery shopping, I suggest you do so. It is wonderfully stocked, has an awesome meat section and they even have a beer cave.

Condolences to the family and friends of John Keithan. Dustin had a lot of fun with him and his kids a few years back. Dustin often speaks of the time that John had to hook a tow rope onto his wheelchair and tow him home from Dolloff Road. Rest in peace, John.

The Mount View Adult Ed has quite a few new and different offerings, such as a Pet Portrait class on April 5, 5:30-8:30 p.m., for only $55. You will paint your pet in acrylic. After signing up for the class, email the teacher no fewer than five high-quality pictures of your pet — dog, cat, rooster, or whatever you have — to shirl.art5050@gmail.com. Your pet’s photo will be simply stitched onto a canvas and you will take care of the painting. Canvas and paints will be supplied. Check out the artist’s website at shirleyandersonfineart.com.  Call to register today at adulted@rsu3.org or call 568-3426.

Another class being offered is Easter Cupcakes with Danielle on April 7, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. In this class you will bake mini vanilla bean cupcakes and also incorporate homemade vanilla bean extract. You will decorate the cupcakes using a pastry bag, pastel colors and simple piping techniques. Impress your family and friends on Easter Sunday. This class will be $15. Sign up today.

The Mount View Class of 2022 will hold a Car Show fundraiser at the high school on April 30. Cars, trucks, motorcycles, with all proceeds going to the class of 2022. $5 per vehicle entered into the show, spectators are free. Come bring your ride, have some fun and support a good cause. Volunteers are needed. Email dgonzalez22@rsu3.org to reserve your spot.

Also at Mount View Adult Ed on every Tuesday, 3-5 p.m., come to Room H107 at Mount View High School and bring your own craft or what you would like to learn — knitting, crocheting, embroidery, rock art, wreaths, cross stitch, etc. The sky’s the limit. Come every week and get crafting, $30 for six classes.

There will be a low-cost spay-neuter clinic on April 2 and 3 at the Brooks Fire Station, 19 Purple Heart Highway. For more information, contact Cindy Ludden, 322-9469; Crystal Nichols, 716- 6338; or Jane McLaughlin, 322-9764. There are state of Maine “Help Fix Me” vouchers available if eligible; a $10 co-pay is required. Proof of eligibility is required. If not eligible, female spay is $90 and male neuter is $60. Other assistance may be available. Prepayment is required.

Happy birthday to Tanner Grant, Kyli Dawn Tibbetts and Barry Tweedie. I hope you all have a great day.

The Thorndike town clerk, Rose, wishes to thank all those who participated in the voting for town officers, came to town meeting, and those who helped set up tables and chairs for the meeting and those tho helped put things away and clean up. Thanks to all.

Ketanji Brown Jackson is quoted as saying, “Change does happen, and even the most dire circumstances can be overcome.”

Have a great week and start those spring chores.