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By Meredith Toumayan | Apr 24, 2021
Photo by: Meredith Toumayan Hens hunting early spring delicacies.


Brrr! I had to get out my big coat to walk the dog today! It’s easy to forget that it’s still April and some years we’d have two feet of the white stuff still on the ground in April. But graduations will be upon us before we know it. If you know a soon-to-be graduate you’d like to congratulate and/or share future plans with the community please do let me know.

It will be farm stand season coming right up as well. Are you planning on having a farm stand in the area this season? Let’s get the word out for our Jackson folks, and beyond.

Jackson cemeteries

Leading up to Memorial Day, both the Jackson Corner Cemetery ( a private cemetery) and the town cemeteries will be undergoing their spring cleanups in anticipation of Memorial Day. Please be aware that the ride-on mowers need to navigate the grave plots of your loved ones to ensure the cemeteries look neat and tidy for all to enjoy. If you have any questions concerning what type of decorations or shrubbery are allowable, please contact the Jackson sexton, Marlene Thompson, at 722-3350.

Town Office

Next selectmen’s meeting will be 6:30 p.m. on May 4 at the Town Office.

It takes a village...and, many hands make light work. We have a backlog of pre-pandemic returnables at the transfer station. It would be great if a volunteer could collect some or all of these returnables on behalf of the Jackson Resident Emergency Fund. If you just take them down to JP’s, they will count them and get the money to the Town Office. This fund is to provide temporary relief in the event a resident has an emergency need such as due to an accident or house fire. We really need to clear out the current collection. Then, if someone were to be interested in taking returnables on a regular basis, we could continue operating the fund. Please contact the town office FMI.

Local history nugget

Remember those fabulous May Day baskets the local ladies would make when we were kids? They’d cut off the bottom of a milk carton, glue crepe paper around it, and then more crepe paper to fashion a big ruffled edge in bright spring colors. A construction paper handle was attached, et Voila! You could put little sweets or hard candies inside, and sneak it onto the doorstep of one of your favorite people. Happy May Day!



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