A reminder that the Thorndike Town Office is open the second Saturday of each month from 8 a.m. to noon.

Condolences to the family and friends of Lois Keller.  She was a lovely lady and will be missed by many.

I had a great visit with Pearl Nickless and boys, one day recently. If I had more time, I would visit more often. I just really enjoy our visits. She also enjoys receiving comical cards and I enjoy sending cards that make people smile. I have fun looking for comical cards that make others smile when they open them.

The Waldo County Humane Society will hold a free rabies clinic on Saturday, April 30, 9 to 11 a.m. at the Brooks Fire Station. For further information, call 852-5033 or 323-6308. Rabies shots are free to animal owners residing in Waldo County. Pets from other counties are welcome for a $7 fee. Please bring all pets on leashes or in portable carriers. It is also important to bring proof of a previous rabies shot so your pet can receive a three-year certificate. Masks are required.

On May 7, the Dirigo Grange will host a bake sale at the Grange Hall in Freedom Village, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.  There will be assorted home-baked goodies. Come out and support your local Grange.

On May 14, there will be a fundraiser and pie sale for the Open Door lunch program on Depot Street, Unity, at the former fire house, from 9 a.m. to noon. The pies will be $10 each, all flavors. If you wish to order a pie, please call 722-3645 to place your order. There will also be raffles, $1 per ticket or six tickets for $5, as well as homemade items and cook books for sale.  Come support a worthy cause.

Condolences to the family and friends of Rodney Turner. He will definitely be missed.

Dustin and Papa Dixon had their first tailgate lunch of the year. They decided not to miss out on being outside while it was not raining. They had a great time laughing, listening to music and sharing an Italian sandwich that Papa brought. Hopefully, they will get to do that many times this year.

Sympathy is being extended to the friends and families of the victims of the fire in Montville. Please send your positive thoughts and prayers to all of the first responders who came to the fire/explosion in Montville last week. The Montville Fire Department goes over and above anything that is required of them. You are truly a blessing to your town.

Harvey Fierstein is quoted as saying, “People now listen to gossip as if that’s the truth, but they’ll read news in the newspaper and think it must be a lie.”

Have a great week. Keep working on the yard and planning your garden. It will soon be time to plant that garden.