Beautiful fall day and the traffic has been steadily flowing past my house on their way to the Common Ground Fair after a two-year hiatus. It used to be Volvos and Volkswagens punctuated by the occasional Cadillac; it is now Toyotas and Hondas punctuated by the occasional electric car.

Reminder! All summer cemetery decorations need to be removed by Oct. 1. While going through the Pond Cemetery last week I ran into an old schoolmate that I’ve only seen a couple of times since 1985. Greg Parker and his wife were there working on her family’s stones. We chatted quite a while. Seems they both have the same hobby as I do … cleaning cemetery stones!

All medicinal cannabis articles passed at the special town meeting. Now that the voters have “opted-in,” the town can move forward with an ordinance.

Please note that The Ecology Learning Center students are also now using the old Varney insurance office in Clifford Commons for additional classroom space and are often crossing the road by the post office. We’re still waiting for the crosswalk signs to arrive, but there is a designated crosswalk already in place.

A feline spay and neuter clinic will be held Oct. 19 and 20 at the Unity Snowduster snowmobile clubhouse on Fisher Road in Unity, taking 20 females and 20 males per day. $70 for males, $100 for females, which includes a rabies vaccination. Please call 852-5033 apply to the Waldo County Humane Society (if you’re a Waldo County resident ) or Bangor Humane Society for a voucher to help with costs. (You will be responsible for the balance.) This clinic is open to everyone, no matter where you live. Text message Crystal Flewelling Nichols, 716-6338, or Cindy McGray Ludden, 322-9469, to set up your appointment.

The Amish Community Market and Bakery reopened on Sept. 21. Their hours are 8 a.m.-5 p.m. except on Sundays and Thursdays.

Holly’s Helping Hands is open to any and all opportunities for garden work and household chores. Holly Murdock, 341-0543.

Open Creamery Day at Honey Wilde Farm on Cross Road on Oct. 12, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

Pet Portrait workshop with Marie Spaulding Art coming up at Stone Tree Farm and Cidery on Oct. 2 from 3 to 6 p.m.! Drink some amazing cider while painting furbabies.

Saturday, Oct. 1, at the Public Library is the opening of “Internal Waterscapes” art exhibit by Arlene Hulva.

Benjamin Berry Post 50, American Legion, is having its annual Hunters’ Supper and raffle drawing on Nov. 12. There are raffle tickets available for purchase. Only 1,000 tickets will be sold. See your local Benjamin Berry legionnaire, or Chase Toys Inc. and Parsons Gunshop have some of their tickets to sell. Lots of great prizes. I am a designated chop suey maker for the supper!


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