Hello All,

Nice fallish weather. Autumn time I call it. People are busy, and the Thorndike Days was a success. Parade and barbecue, vendors and all kinds of things happening. Kids having fun. Chicken was good, thanks Rusty Cookson for waiting on me.

Farm stand

Curra’s Farm Stand will be closing on Oct. 10. If you have a farm share, you need to use it up. Fresh apples, Cortlands were good I got.

Joy Valley Riders

Last horse show of the year on Oct. 9 at 9 a.m. A fun Halloween show, come even if you’re not a member, only $20 for the day. Members free. Costume classes along with some funny classes for laughs. On Abbott Road.


Happy 22nd anniversary to Wayne and Laura Doughty on Sept. 15! Happy 30th anniversary to Paul and Laura Stewart!

Belated birthdays and soon

Happy birthday to Dee Dee Johns Doughty!!  Happy 10th birthday to A.J. Keyes! He’s in Ohio, the great-grandson of the late Carleton and Margaret Stewart, grandson of Frances Stewart Flowers and Rex Flowers. Happy 6th birthday to Bradleigh Bingham! And happy 2nd birthday to Reagan Bingham! She is doing good since her brain tumor surgery. She’s a miracle baby. And happy birthday to William McKenney!

Waldo County riders get ready to line up for the parade Sept. 10 at the Shriners’ benefit rodeo in Levant. Courtesy of Sara Doughty

Horse fun time

The Born to Ride Youth Equine Team was asked to participate in the parade in Levant on Saturday, Sept. 10, for the Shriner’s Benefit Rodeo at  Apple Hill. They were proud to carry all the service flags, including the POW/MIA flag, with the American flag, Maine flag and 4-H flags.

Born to Ride Youth Equine Team pictured Sept. 10 in Shriners’ parade lineup. Courtesy of Sara Doughty

Participants were Ryan Ingraham, Lily Parsons, Riley Sibley, Lizzie Dumont, Sadie Marcouillier, Emily Sherer, Faith Lawler, Shannon Campbell, Annabelle Ferreira, Brianna Metz, Marissa Pease and Liz Baker. They stayed at Apple Hill after the parade and got to watch the rodeo Saturday night.

Common Ground Fair MOFGA

The 46th annual rural living fair weekend of Sept. 23, 24 and 25 will be the big fair and demonstrations are in order. Lots of activities, and live music, plenty of foods, many vendors. Tickets to be purchased online. The ticket fiasco is gonna be interesting. Emailed and no service here on my cellphone.

I asked USCellular where are the nearest cell towers, yep in Brooks and Albion. Now c’mon, someone get us a tower up. What about Aborn Hill? Apparently the one up by Knox Ridge Church does nothing. If anyone knows, please enlighten me.

Craft Fair

At Post 43 by the Ladies Auxiliary in Belfast Saturday, Nov. 12, 9 a.m-4 p.m. Table rentals $30,  info call Tammy, 322-0093.

Benjamin Berry American Legion Post 50

Randy Parker announced he has raffle tickets for purchase and if members wish to sell some, contact him. They will be drawn for the Savage XP 270 with scope rifle, 12-gauge shotgun and other prizes at the Hunter’s Supper on Nov. 12, 4:30-6:30 p.m.

Until next week,

Please enjoy this fall weather and many veggies. I saw tomatoes, peppers, onions, squash of different kinds, apples, corn, eggplant, beet greens, pumpkins,  potatoes, cabbage and cukes. I’m sure maybe more available. Get well to those sick and I hope you get better soon. Prayers for you.

Send me some news or call me. Thanks to all for reading my column. I do this for folks to read what I can find out to share. Most of all, BE KIND!! And if you are going to the little one’s soccer games, please no negativity, they don’t need that. They’re kids.


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