Hello All,

For some reason my laptop is not working for me, I couldn’t get in to it to type this up. Guess its getting old, battery wearing out. But here goes.

My pretty bowl gift

I got a beautifully handpainted bowl with cardinals on it from Lin, and painted by Joel. Thanks, Larry, for delivering it. I love it, as my favorite birds are the cardinals. A nice surprise.


Don’t forget the benefit spaghetti supper for Will Ryan on Sunday, Oct. 23, 3-6 p.m. at the Varney Building. Lots more activities going on there.

Public supper Unity VFD Auxiliary

On Saturday, Oct. 22, 4-6 p.m., the Fire Department Auxiliary will host a supper of baked beans, Jacob Cattle or Navy beans, hot dog or burger, potato salad, coleslaw, roll and gingerbread with whipped cream. Cost by donation only. Dine in or to go. Proceeds to purchase firefighter grave markers, which will be on display.

Pie sales upcoming

At the Thorndike Masonic Hall on Fridays, Oct.14 and 28, 4-6 p.m. Donation of $10. Lovely homemade pies.


The monthly supper for Freedom Congregational Church is Saturday, Nov. 5, 4:30 p.m.  Roasted turkey and all the trimmings.

Drew’s Hard Knox

The Pit Bike Races will be held at Flat Road, on Sunday, Oct. 16, 9:30 a.m. Register early. Food available. Frankie will be busy as his soccer team has the tournament that day at Larrabee Field. Everyone welcome. Come support the kids.

Craft Fair

The Varney Ladies Fellowship Craft Fair will be Nov. 12, 9a.m.-1 p.m. Preview Nov. 11, 2-4 p.m.Get ready for Christmas Fair.

MVHS Project Graduation

Mount View Craft Fair will be coming before we know it.  Saturday, Dec. 3, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the high school. To be a vendor call the high school office, 568-3255. They are on Facebook, Mount View Craft Fair is the site.

New daycare in town

Little Loves Daycare is open by Jamie Hubbard Randall. Monday-Friday, 7 a.m.-5 p.m., Belfast Road in Knox.

Hair salon

Jessica Whitaker is now in Belfast on Waldo Avenue at her new salon, “Touch of Blonde,” in the Wentworth Building. Congrats, Jess!


Happy 35th to Dan and Margaret Masessa! Happy 22nd to Bob and Pam Wlodyka! Happy seventh to Ely and Kristen Crosby!


Our condolences to the Carson family on the recent loss of Robert George Carson of California on Oct. 8. Son of the late Kenneth and Audrey Stewart Carson.

Our sympathy to the family of Tobby Stinson, son of Walter and partner, Mary Richardson Marston.

In Bangor

Chris Bryant, son of Roy and Kathy Bryant, along with family, has opened the White Lobster Store at 10 Harlow St. in Bangor. Open Saturday, Sunday and Monday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sneakers, clothing and nostalgia items. It’s a family affair.


Happy 14th birthday to Izzy Lynn!! The daughter of Tracy Bryant.

Farm stand

The Liberty farm stand of Carrie Peavey Ballard on Marshall Shore Road will be closing soon. She still has eggs in the outside cooler. She will be moving the chickens to her new farm in Farmingdale. Carrie will be missed by all. I enjoyed going there. I once bought an apple pie, thinking it was cooked and ready to eat. I gave it away to someone, it was raw. I didn’t know, never looked, or I would have baked it first. Oh well. I tried. They weren’t impressed with me. Haha.

Congrats on your new place, Carrie.

Detail of the Kinneys’ sap bucket display at Fryeburg Fair. Courtesy of Theresa Kinney

The award presented to Kinney’s Sugarhouse at the Fryeburg Fair. Courtesy of Theresa Kinney



The Kinney Sugarhouse of Lee and Maryanne Kinney received an award at Fryeburg Fair. The judges awarded them the Best Display Award in the Specialty Food Pavilion, Maine Blue Ribbon Classic 2022. Congrats!

At Searsport

At the Searsport Fling into Fall Car Show, Linwood Doughty Sr. and Karen took home another trophy with his ’56 Mercury. Wayne and Laura were there, too, with his Mustang for the nice ride. Katie and Mason were there, too.

Autumn it is

Watching the cascade of fall leaves in many colors falling today with the wind. So pretty here now. Leaf peepers are out.

Over The Hill Lavender Farm

This will be the last weekend the farm stand is open Oct. 13-16, noon-5 p.m., closing on the 16th for the season. Many items to purchase including some pottery. Heidi and Pollyanna Sorensen have worked hard and with Heidi’s surgeries to deal with. Glad she is much improved.

The new sign they installed is very nice.They will be making teas with the dried flowers they have dried this winter. The frost finished the lavender.

Al will be here soon

Al Orcutt of New Warning group will be at Bowen’s Tavern on Friday. Nov. 4, 8 p.m., and Saturday, Nov. 5, at noon. For a seat, get there early and get some great food. Tell your friends.


Melissa Ingraham of town was married on Saturday, Oct. 1, to Rick Tyler. Congrats to all. The ceremony was in Monroe at The Barn of Rosemoore.


The Mount View class of 1977 recently held its 45th reunion. I recognized Laurie Wren and Buddy Spaulding from a picture.

Until next time,

Have a good week. Be safe, be kind. Many folks are picking apples.


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