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Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving! We were down in Maryland visiting my in-laws. It was lovely and warm, we had lots of walks, the “kids” got in some water skiing — albeit in wet suits on the Severn River — and the pickleball craze is alive and well, at least that far south. My brother-in-law’s French-influenced stuffing is truly delicious — a proprietary blend of ground pork, chicken liver, shallots, truffle oil, and whiskey.

Happy December! Time to get the Christmas lights out. I always tell myself I am going to upgrade my decorations at the sales after New Year’s, but somehow, it never happens. Hope I have enough live strings of lights!

Free rabies clinic

The last Waldo County Humane Society free rabies clinic of 2022 is being offered on Saturday, Dec. 10, 9-11 a.m., at the Lincolnville Fire Station, Camden Road, Lincolnville. Dogs need to be leashed, cats in carriers, and bring proof of previous rabies vaccination.

Town Office

The very last reminder: Dec. 1 is the last day to submit an application for the state’s new Property Tax Stabilization Program. For those 65 and older, this program will lock in your tax rate for the duration of your home ownership as long as you submit the application for renewal each year.

UARRC

The Unity Area Regional Recycling Center has now reopened for business after a short closure. It makes such a difference to our dumpster space each week when people can make that trip over to Unity with their recyclables.

Health insurance support

The Health Insurance Navigator Program aims to help you understand the options available for coverage on the Health Insurance Market Place. Through the marketplace, you can access tax credits that could lower your monthly premiums. A health navigator can assist by answering your questions, determining your eligibility, and enrolling you in a health plan that meets your needs and fits your budget. Contact Waldo Community Action Program at 338-6809 to speak to a resource advocate.

Thank you!

A big thank-you to everyone who has, so far, contributed a donation to the Wreaths Across America collection for the Jackson area cemeteries.