Here’s a correction to one of last week’s news items. The release given me concerning tickets for the bronze bear sculpture said that tickets could be purchased by any historical society member. It should have read, “from any member.” Anyone is free to purchase tickets, not just members.

Hungry squirrel

I stepped out one morning last week to see that something had taken a pumpkin from my porch. The half-eaten pumpkin lay on the ground, with bits of flesh scattered about. The first thing that came to mind was deer, but given where I live, that is quite unlikely. Then the blame shifted to porcupines. Later, when speaking about this to a friend, I learned that this is a favorite trick of gray squirrels. Mystery solved.

I must remind that squirrel that it is a legal game animal and open season runs through December. Fair warning.

Speed test

Frankfort, along with Winterport and Stockton Springs, is working on bringing high-speed internet to the towns. They need to know current internet speeds for residents, and whether they have internet or not. To do this, residents are asked to log into mainebroadbandcoalition.org and follow the instructions to conduct the survey.

I logged in, but my slow internet service timed out and wouldn’t allow me to complete the survey. I currently have Hughes Net as a server.

Turkey supper

The Frankfort Congregational Church will host its last takeout turkey supper of the season on Saturday, Oct. 29, beginning at 4:30 p.m. until all meals are gone. To pre-order, please call 223-9978 or 505-1928 on the day of the supper.

Halloween treats

Visit the West Frankfort Fire Station on Halloween night from 5 to 7:30 p.m. for treats. To participate, help hand out goodies or set up a table, call Sandra at 323-4213 or Connie at 323-4796.

History note

The Aug. 27, 1914, issue of The Republican Journal states: “With the completion of the line from Denver to San Francisco, there is now a continuous commercial telephone line stretching across the continent from New York to the Pacific coast, says the September Popular Mechanics Magazine. Construction parties working westward from Salt Lake City and eastward from San Francisco met in the desert at the Nevada-Utah state line on June 17, 1914, and a junction of the two lines was made on a pole erected on the state line. Flags were unfurled and the work of making the last splice was accomplished by a ceremony much like that of driving the last spike on a transcontinental railway.”

Weekly quote

“It’s always too early to quit.” — Norman Vincent Peale