My apologies for the lack of a column in last week’s paper. I was overwhelmed with magazine deadlines and other work and that, coupled with the heat, caused me to completely overlook the town column.

That’s too bad, because the Frankfort Historical Societies’ Cornhole Tournament and Raffle to benefit the Veterans Honor Roll Fund happened last Saturday. I will try to get a report on how it all went.

This event, and more, are the work of Bonnie Veinote, a dedicated volunteer for the Historical Society and much more. The goal for this fundraising is a noble and worthy one, to get a new, stone marker with the names of all those from Frankfort who served in the armed forces from the very beginning.


By the time this paper hits the stands, I’ll be trolling for trout, salmon and togue on Moosehead Lake. Or at least I think I will. A tropical storm is slated to roar up the coast on Wednesday, and the remnants are supposed to linger into Thursday, the day of my fishing trip.

Of course the weather in the Moosehead Lake region differs greatly from Frankfort weather, so there is a chance that my trip won’t get washed out. Worse than the rain, though, is the wind. Moosehead is like a vast, inland sea and wind-driven waves can reach epic proportions. This will be my first “away” trip since last October, so it would be a shame to cancel.

Weekly quote

“The price good men pay for indifference to public affairs is to be ruled by evil men.” — Plato