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It’s so good to hear news these days of people’s travels. Chris and Tammy Maseychik headed down to the Lone Star State to visit Lisa Snyder, and travel back north with Janice Snyder. While there they all went, along with Lisa’s daughter, Biyanca, to The Texas Fandango.

The Texas Fandango is hosted by the Cherokee Chapter of the American Antique Motorcycle Association. This fun-packed weekend is a vintage swap meet, vintage bike show, and vintage races. From there they roared over to Luckenbach, Texas, a town of 13 residents. You may recognize the name from the Waylon Jennings song, “Back to the Basics of Love.” The Jackson crew also visited South Padre Island and the Guadalupe River. They all got back to town in time for a celebration.

Happy anniversary!

Congratulations to Jolene and Bruce Jean of Jackson on their 50th wedding anniversary! They were married on April 23, 1972, at the Jackson Congregational Church (aka the Corner Church), with Kevin Ricker as their ring bearer, and Tammy Snyder Maseychik as their flower girl. They celebrated at Darby’s with their children and extended families. A toast to you both for many more years to come.

Bruce and Jolene Jean celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary! Courtesy of Tammy Maseychik

ATV registrations

As of May 1, the price for Maine ATV registrations is $70 (up from $45 last year). Per legislature.maine.gov, “The additional $25 from each registration will be deposited in the ATV Recreational Management Fund (ARMF) within the Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry (ACF).” It will be used for repair and construction of trails on the state’s 6,500-mile ATV trail system, one of the largest in the country. The registration stickers should be available now, but at this writing had not yet arrived at the Town Office, so you might want to call before heading over to get yours.

Cal’s Food Truck

Super delicious Cal’s Food Truck was open this weekend, by the railroad station in Brooks. Saturday 4-7, Sunday 11-1-ish. You can always check their Facebook page for updates on times or menu.

March in the parade

American Legion Post 50 is seeking participants for the Memorial Day Parade in Unity on Monday, May 30. Meet at the Unity Town Office at 8:30 a.m. for a 9 a.m. parade. The march will be to the Pond Cemetery and back. If interested in attending or participating, just show up. Questions? Call Randal Parker at 323-3412.

Happy Cinco de Mayo!

Cinco de Mayo, or the fifth of May, celebrates the date of the Mexican army’s May 5, 1862, victory over France at the Battle of Puebla during the Franco-Mexican War. This celebration is growing in popularity throughout the U.S., particularly in areas with large Mexican-American populations.

The Battle of Puebla on May 5 represented a great symbolic victory for the Mexican government and bolstered the resistance movement. In 1867 — thanks in part to military support and political pressure from the United States, which was finally in a position to aid its besieged neighbor after the end of the Civil War — France finally withdrew. (Source: history.com.) This holiday now makes me think of us, the invasion of Ukraine, and history repeating itself.