Knox News

By Rita Doughty | Sep 30, 2018

knoxtownnews@yahoo.com

Hello to All Again,

I must say those weeks keep rolling by fast. It must be my age, darn. I noticed how much the leaves are turning their colors. Some folks are sick with the usual colds, and stomach ailments. Get better soon!

Football, field hockey and soccer are going strong. The little kiddos are busy playing their sports as well as the high-schoolers. Unity Boosters has a group trying to get a Booster Club set up for the benefit of the kids. Maybe they can even get a piece of land donated to have a field. That would be nice.

In Knox, thanks to Clayton and Nonie Larrabee, we have a great field and accommodations. Three years ago I believe they got the lights for games after dark. It seems good to see it put to good use there. Happy playing, kids!

Belated birthday

A very happy birthday to Madeline "Dickie" Littlefield!

Birthday party celebration

A birthday party for 2-year-old Bradleigh Grace Bingham was held on her birthdate, Sept. 23. She is the daughter of Ashley and Jeremy Bingham of Norridgewock. A nice time was had by all. She had a unicorn theme. She is our great-granddaughter.

MOFGA Fair

I went to the Common Ground Fair with Deb Ziobron on Sunday. We had a great time. So much to see. Jesse Gibbs was there to keep the electrical going on. So many demonstrations and music to listen to. A good weekend of attendance. Lots of traffic for the one weekend each fall. Thanks!

Pressed for cider

That's right! Open for custom pressing. Pressing cider on the weekends now. For appointment call 333-7583, or pressedforcider.com, need appointment and a five minimum bushel limit. Info for pricing at New Beat Farm in Knox on Morse Road. Friday afternoons and the weekend only.

Grand reopening

Garden Variety practical, peculiar, Thursday, Oct. 4, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Thursday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Old, new, recycled, cool art and artifacts, cards, prints and more. Coffee and tea available as well. In Thorndike Village.

At Togus

Homeless Veterans Stand Down Oct. 13, 9 to 11 a.m. at Togus VA. All kinds of activities, and things for the veterans to make life better.

Camden Snow Bowl

Yes, the triple chairlift will be running every Sunday in October for fall foliage rides, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Adults, $10, and children 6 and under, $5.

Play time update

JoJo Thoreau, aka Lydia Schofield, was cast as Mary Beth in the Belfast Maskers Play, "The Christmas Story." Nice for her.

25 years, yes, JMG

Congrats to Jobs for Maine Graduates serving over 50,000 Maine kids for 25 years now. Craig Larrabee was part of this celebration. Congrats to Craig!

Sympathy

An older friend, Alta Heald Lambert of Waterville Auxiliary Unit 5, recently passed on. She will be missed by me.

Classmate

Barbara Penney Mount has passed away in Newburyport, Mass. She was in my class of 1960 at Unity-Freedom. She is missed.

Chicken Barbecue

In Searsmont at the Fire Department open house. They have a new building, I hear. Sunday, Oct. 14, 10 a.m. events start.

9th annual

The Joy to be Bald Cancer fundraiser is on Sunday, Oct. 14, 1 to 6  p.m. in Liberty. Info: contact Lori of Lori's Café.

Open house

In Knox at the former East Knox Schoolhouse on Route 220 near the Bessey Homestead, Oct. 20 and 21, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Refreshments available. The inside is looking good with the desks and set-up. Come and check it out.

Celebration of life

A celebration of life for Kenola Denico Drew will be on Saturday, Oct. 13, at 10 a.m. at the Freedom Congregational Church with Pastor Paul Flynn.

Estate sale

The Jackson Food Pantry is having an estate sale on Saturday, Oct. 6, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Jackson Community Building. This benefits the pantry. There have been online auction items as well. Mostly brand new items, Halloween, Christmas holiday items, collectibles and much more. The tables are full, and running over with goodies to purchase. 260 Village Road in Jackson.

Baby Fair

Saturday, Oct. 27, 8:30 to 11 a.m. at the Liberty Community Center Building, 14 Junkyard Ave. Liberty. New and used baby clothes and children's clothes, shoes, toys and furniture. Reasonable prices.

6th annual Women Veterans Luncheon

Hosted by the Women's Advisory Committee, Department of Maine, at American Legion Post 24 in Rumford, Oct. 27, 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. All lady vets welcome.

Upcoming on Oct. 3

Planning meeting for the stop of Wreaths Across America convoy. Wreaths Across America hosted by the Mount View High School for Dec. 9. The convoy leaves Maine on that day bound for Arlington National Cemetery. For info to volunteer, contact Lori Jones at 568-3255. Meeting is Wednesday, Oct. 3, 6 to 7:30 p.m. Need lots of volunteers.

Thanks!

Many thanks to those donating supplies, blankets and all for the Betsy Ann Ross House of Hope for women veterans and children in Augusta. Our Ladies Auxiliary donated a lot of nice things to the home.

Beware

Lock up your place as there have been three young men in a white Ford F-150 pick-up up to no good in the process of stealing. They were caught in nearby Albion and given a warning. I hear they had also targeted storage units. Also, a red pickup truck was stolen from Unity Raceway, as well, this past week. Picture was posted on Facebook by Lori Grant Nason of the truck. So beware, and be on the lookout.

There are also many scams going around to try to take your money for someone's use other than yours. If it is too good to be true, do not fall for the phone scams. Please do not go to the bank to send money to someone you do not know is real or not. Once you send money, it is gone for good.

Until next week,

Well it is getting a little on the chilly side, but not bad actually. Hi to Lin, Danny and Joel. Hope you are all doing OK. The leaves are getting pretty in places now. I am surprised I said that. I know what will soon follow. People are getting ready for the cold coming along. The summer and fall are going by in a blur. The humidity kept me home as I hated that weather. Need to go to the orchard for apples. Have a good week, folks. Be safe. Send me some news or call me.

 

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