Hello All,

Another nice weekend. Internet in and out so couldn’t get column done.


Sadly a fire has consumed an old chicken house early this morning. It was used for hay storage at Nonie Larrabee’s place on Abbott Road here in town. For those not knowing, she is Clayton Larrabee’s widow. Thankfully they saved the horse barn next to it. Many fire departments were there to assist.

A horse show is going on today at the ring nearby as I write this. Thinking of the family and Nonie.


Fire at Nonie Larrabee’s Sunday, Sept. 4. Courtesy of Dawn Flagg







Working the scene at the Larrabee farm on Abbott Road, Knox, Sept. 4. Courtesy of Dawn Flagg

Maine basketball

Adrienne Shibles was recently inducted into the Hall of Fame for 2022. Way to go Adrienne!!!


So sorry to hear of the passing of Emma Lowe, widow of Skip Lowe. We remember both of them from snowmobile races and their pizza shop in Brooks. She will be missed.


Several weddings this weekend and recent. Congrats on Sept. 1, Tim and Chelsey Hester Parker were wed!! Congrats to Erlin and Camerine Spaulding Willette on Sept. 3!! Congrats to Taylor and Maddie Langley Reynolds on Sept. 3!!


Happy 35th to Robert “Espo” and Wendy Murdock Esposito on your anniversary! Happy birthday, Espo, on your 74th birthday! And for 50 years of clay making at Unity Pond Pottery! They make beautiful pottery there, stop in on Bangor Road, Troy, and check it out.

Happy 19th anniversary to Carl and Lily Joy!! Happy 45th anniversary to Philip “Bo” and Brenda Spaulding!!


Happy 93rd to Beverly Ingraham! Happy 9th to Levi Drew Ingraham! Happy 2nd birthday to Eva Serrano! Happy 85th to Allen Downer! (Most notably called Coach Downer by many.)

Over The Hill

The Quaint little Over The Hill Lavender Shop has the cutest miniature colored pottery pumpkins for sale. Among other pieces are lavender decorated pottery, too, and cute mini houses. Something for all. Fresh culinary lavender to cut. They are working on dried flowers and other plants for dried tea. Noon to 5 p.m. Thursday through Sunday on Route 220 past MVHS. Come visit with Heidi and Polly.

Moving to Belfast

Erin Curtis, owner of EO Skin, has moved as of next month her business to Waldo Avenue, Suite 101A. She is a licensed esthetician. Good luck to her.

Rabies clinics

Waldo County Humane Society free rabies clinic for county residents, all others pay $7.  Saturday, Sept. 10, Troy Town Office, 9-11 a.m., dogs and cats.

Free rabies clinic on Saturday, Oct. 29, 9 a.m. at VFW Legion Hall in Belfast. Dogs and cats.

Ice cream

John’s Ice Cream as of Sept. 6 will have fall hours open noon to 8 p.m. every day. Yummy. Homemade ice cream. You cannot beat the many flavors.

Open house

Brooks Historical Society Sunday, Sept. 11, 1-3 p.m. Demonstrations and more.

Marsh River Theater
Two Shows coming up, “Vanities” Sept. 16, 17, 23 & 24; “Sweet Delilah Swim Club” Oct. 14, 15, 21 & 22, all at 7:30 p.m.

Common Ground Country Fair

Coming up Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Sept. 23, 24 and 25. Tickets need to be purchased online.


A bobcat and her three kittens behind the Hubbard home on Stewart Road. I’d love to see them. Only ones I have seen were those Dad had mounted at his house.


Many scams out there. A good friend was scammed when a hacker got into her laptop and said they were from Microsoft and needed a $500 gift card to rid her of hackers. She lost her money by getting the gift card. I know the feeling all too well. Red flag! Don’t do it. Too late, money spent, gift card gone.


Unity Raceway, the Rebuild will be having races on Sept. 18, starts at 1:30 p.m. Open noon front side, and pits open 9 a.m. Also Oct. 2, and Long Johns Oct. 15 and 16. $5 admission. Food available.

Waldo County Triad

Annual auction is Friday, Sept. 9, 5 p.m. preview; auction, 5:45 p.m. at Redmen’s Hall, Belfast. Donations welcome.

Out-Ah The Box

New items arriving steady. Stop by and check them out. All kinds of new items coming in.

Apples, YES!

Maine-ly Apples Orchard will be open for PYO and pre-bagged Ginger Golds on Friday, Sept. 9. Sweet and delicious. I didn’t get time.

Just saying

Happiness is the new rich, Inner peace is the new success, Health is the new wealth, Kindness is the new cool. There are times when a simple hug or touch are worth more than a million words spoken. Be Kind.

Start getting ready

Next month is the 11th annual breakfast, Austin J. Grant Hunters’ Memorial Breakfast, first day of hunting. Donate something for the silent auction, buy an ad spot for your business. Door prizes. Plenty of good hot food. All monies go to help those in the local community. Contact Lori Grant Nason.

Until next week,

I hope everyone enjoyed the Labor Day weekend. Schools are back in session. Be careful. people are still passing stopped school buses, sadly. Some folks have the COVID virus. Be well, all.


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