Community Library

The Library Book, Bake and Plant Sale will be held Saturday, June 4, so if you are in your garden and dividing up your perennials, put a couple in pots to donate to the sale. My irises and peonies came from the library.

Don’t forget that Story Hour continues at 10 a.m. on Thursdays until May 26, and then it will end for the summer.

Town Office

Spring Debris Day is scheduled for Saturday, May 21, and please have your things out within 5 feet of the road surface by 7 a.m. Some of the acceptable items include furniture, rugs, mattresses, washers and dryers. Unacceptable items include tires, TVs and propane bottles. Check the town’s website or Facebook page for a full list. Or if you have questions, call the Town Office at 567-3404 or Pinkerton & Sons Disposal at 338-8330. Also, recycling dates for May are Thursdays, May 12 and 26.

Just Barb’s won third place in the Waldo County Chamber of Commerce Best of the Best for its prime rib. Congratulations!

Fern Valley Farmstead is selling seed packets, bird houses and feeders, incense bundles, cut flowers and sea sponges. Message them on Facebook for more information. The old Perry’s Store is now Mainiac Motors and the manager there is David Littlefield, who will be very helpful with your next automobile sale or purchase. He helped my neighbor Karen Hardy with her auto transactions. Check out all the great cars he has! All of the flower and vegetable stands will be opening up soon; try to buy local.

The full moon is on Monday, May 16. The May moon is known as the Flower or Planting Moon. The name May comes from Maia, who is the Greek goddess of the earth and plants. The full moon this month is considered to be the best time for killing weeds, thinning, pruning, mowing, cutting timber, and planting below-ground crops.

Here in Maine, the colors and scents of daffodils, hyacinths, tulips, pansies and pink flowering trees are lifting us out of our winter doldrums. Since my birthday is in May, I’ve always loved the month and have happy memories of getting a new bike or a new bathing suit for a present. As a child, I rode my bike endlessly up and down our block and in our neighborhood. I was able to ride over to my friend June’s house with my Ginny dolls in my bike basket to play. I either marched in the Memorial Day parade as a scout or watched from the curb waiving my American flag. This month is also the start of barbecue season, and I have many childhood memories of hamburgers, hot dogs and warm weather food enjoyed outdoors. Enjoy this beautiful time of year, everyone!

Thought for the week: “I decided that if I could paint that flower in a huge scale, you could not ignore its beauty.” — Georgia O’Keefe.