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    June 6, 2021

    Waldo news Well, we couldn’t have had worse Memorial Day Weekend weather, but we sorely needed some rain. Now we are back to lots of sunshine in the forecast and the gardens are happy, so I can’t complain. I have slowly been getting my seedlings planted out in the field. All of the artichokes and eucalyptus are in the ground; the promise of such good things to come is exciting. The Waldo Cemetery …

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    May 16, 2021

    Waldo news Well, about half the lawn is mowed, one of the two perennial flower beds that surrounds the deck has been edged and mulched, half of the 140 lavender plants have been pruned, and one bed of drip line and fabric has been laid out in the field; so it goes when you have an 11-month-old at home. Despite everything being half done, it still feels like we are more productive than last year when …

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    May 8, 2021

    Waldo news Hello Waldo! Heidi Paul represents Waldo on the Regional School Unit 3 School Board. She wrote to me with some dates to share: The next scheduled RSU 3 Board of Directors meeting will take place Monday, May 10, at 6:30 p.m. at the Mount View Complex. There will be a public budget meeting for RSU 3 to discuss next year’s budget on Wednesday, May 26, at 6 p.m. at the Mount View Complex. As …

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    May 1, 2021

    Waldo news Hello Waldo! I’ve been thinking a lot about small towns like ours here in Maine. With the increased demand since the start of the pandemic for quiet, beautiful places with land and breathing room to escape more crowded locations, our small towns (especially near the coast like we are) have become a hot commodity. Local families looking for their first home, or older folks looking to …

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    April 25, 2021

    Waldo news Hello Waldo! I am sure there are lots of folks here in Waldo who would love updates regarding matters that were discussed at the town meeting. I’d love to hear from members of the Board of Selectmen so I can share in this column! Feel free to reach out! This cold windy spell is much less bothersome than it might otherwise be if winter were dragging its heels, but this year we’ve got …

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    April 16, 2021

    Waldo news Hello Waldo! I have appreciated the updates The Republican Journal has provided about the state of Waldo roads. Hopefully we will get an update from town officials soon. Here on the East Waldo Road the grader came in again and it has definitely made a big difference. It still looks like the straightaway near the town line needs a top coat of gravel but at least it is passable. We certainly …

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    April 10, 2021

    Waldo news Hello Waldo! You may recall a few weeks ago Nan Cobbey wrote to me about her anise hyssop patch (anise hyssop is also called licorice mint). She was kind enough to share her recipe for the lamb sauce she makes with it: 2 cups washed leaves, finely chopped 2 Tbs. granulated sugar 1/2 tsp. kosher salt 1/4 cup boiling water 1 cup white wine or apple cider vinegar In a small bowl, mix the …

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    April 3, 2021

    Waldo news Hello Waldo! For those who did not attend the town meeting last weekend, there was a great article covering it in the paper last week. There was some great communication about the difficult state of our dirt roads in the spring (and often throughout the year) and I hope the Board of Selectmen keeps us posted. I will do my best to reach out and find out more when I’m able. The best thing …

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    March 19, 2021

    Waldo news Hello Waldo! Despite the occasional cold day to remind us it is still winter, it feels like we are heading into a nice spring. I can’t quite believe it but our first daffodil bulb has popped up! It will be awhile before it is big enough to bloom, but oh how that bright green shoot lightens the heart. I hope it isn’t foolish to hope that this trend continues and we can get into the ground a …

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    March 14, 2021

    Waldo news Hello Waldo! I hope you all were able to take a moment and enjoy the beautiful sun and mild weather we had. The south side of our house is clear of snow and ice and for the first time I was able to take our 9-month-old out to play in the grass and dirt. He loved it! I look forward to much more exploring outdoors with him this summer. What a difference some time in the sun makes for all of …

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