Veterans who served between 1955 and 1975 and who didn’t attend the Vietnam Veterans’ Celebration can still get a commemorative pin, available from the Waldo Peirce Reading Room and Library, 11 Main St., Frankfort, 223-4438.

The library also hosts children’s programming, Oceans of Possibilities, which begins each Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. and continues into August. Program includes science activities, ice cream making, games and more.

The Community Café program has begun at the library and will continue each Thursday from noon to 2 p.m. through Aug. 11. The program provides a free lunch to seniors and children. Others may make a $3 donation to Waldo Community Action Partners.

The book club continues to meet on the last Friday of the month at 9 a.m. New members are welcome.

Library hours are Tuesday, 9-11 a.m., Wednesday and Thursday, 2-6 p.m. and Friday 9-11 a.m.. Come and check out books and CDs.

The bear facts

Lots going on up on Mt. Waldo. Chester Martin once again reports a black bear visiting his yard. This was probably the sow who showed up earlier with her two cubs. Bear sightings have been frequent in this part of town.

Also on Mt. Waldo, Muriel Martin traveled to Kennebunk to pick up two pygmy goats. Muriel tended to me when I was at my low point during a recent illness and I can only imagine the love and caring she will show to her two new family members.

Back home

After a long siege, which included losing my voice for two weeks and then suffering from an eye infection which nearly blinded me, I am recovering and able to resume my regular activities. Also, I was back in the pulpit this past Sunday after a two-week hiatus. The people of Frankfort Congregational Church were prodigious in their outpouring of love, help and caring. Many thanks to everyone.

Weekly quote

Old Scottish motto —

“St. Swithan’s Day (July 15), if it do rain,

For forty days it will remain

St. Swithan’s Day an it be fair

For forty days t’will rain nae mair.”