A black bear was spotted on a trail cam last week. This was not far from my house, and the bear was seen at the site of a deer kill. Frankfort, being mountainous, features lots of places for bears to make their dens. And, apparently, there is ample food for the bruins, as evidenced by the continuing number of bear sightings around town.

Christmas Fair

Frankfort Congregational Church, 42 Main Road, will host its annual Christmas Fair on Saturday, Nov. 19, from 8 a.m. until noon.

This is a much-anticipated seasonal event and typically sees high attendance. Items for sale include baked goods, candy, jelly and jams, pickles, Christmas decorations, homemade turkey pies, new and nearly new items, linens, wreaths, cemetery pots, and those stainless steel, extra-sharp, Rada knives. Surely, there is something for everybody.

Also offered are coffee and homemade doughnuts and homemade muffins.

The church will also host a silent auction, with a drawing at 12:30 p.m.

Pa’tridge Prediction

Frankfort hunters took a number of deer during the opening days of the season, but warm weather has since slowed deer activity to a crawl. Or at least that’s how it appears, given the lack of shots heard as of late.

Weekly quote

“If there’s ice in November that will bear a duck, there’ll be nothing after, but sludge and muck.” — Old British saying