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By Rita Doughty | Jun 30, 2019


Hello All,

It is a slow night for news. We have some sun, and then we get rain. Oh well. It is what it is, I reckon.

Looking for his family roots in Montville

Had a visitor looking today to share some time with Debbi Stephens and myself. He is Calvin Eldred from North Carolina, and looking to search out his ancestors. After some time Debbi found out they were buried in the Halldale Cemetery, a Col. William Stevenson, and other family members, too. He saw the stones and took pictures, and she showed him the Halldale Baptist Church where his family attended the church long ago. We have an old pic of them in front of the church.

She showed him the old tote road that once went to a Stevenson homestead up near the former Littlefield property, and Pauline Littlefield verified that long ago. So he seemed happy to find out this info. He had three old pictures he mailed to me, and some history previously to his visit in town. Debbi couldn't take him to the old homestead foundation as the ticks are too bad, sadly. He loved the blueberry pie at Ridgetop.

Looking for pictures

Montville Historical Society is still working on the CD of Frye and people who once lived there. Two people are Ralph Sanborn and Roy Hatch. Looking for pictures of them. Hopefully anyone related to these two may contact Heidi Perkins at 589-3215 and share info with her. Most appreciated.


I saw Elsie Adams and Janet Potter at Lori's Cafe this week. I hope Elsie has a great birthday, her 91st on July 15th. Make sure to wish her a happy birthday…and a happy one from me, too. May you have many more. I have to confess, I couldn’t place those two ladies, and asked the waitress their names, sorry ladies. So good to see you both.

Beware those caterpillars

The brown tail moth caterpillars are terrible this year. They are making nests in the fruit trees, oaks, and eating the leaves, killing the trees. The hairs from them if you get in contact with them will make you break out in a real bad itchy rash. Some people have had respiratory problems from them. So beware, have someone get rid of all the nests possible.

Concert in Searsport

A concert by The Danny Harper Band, his tribute to veterans, a part of every show he does, and his recent recording "We Stand" is a popular writing of his. All are invited to a family-style picnic and Salute to Waldo County Veterans on Saturday, July 13, noon to 4 p.m. at oceanside in Mossman Park in Searsport. Bring a dish for your family and/or to share. Bring a lawn chair also. There will be hot dogs, burgers and soda available for a small donation from 1 to 2:30 p.m. FMI, call 992-3172 or 338-2705. Sounds like a fun time for all.

Until next week,

Have a good Fourth of July. Be safe and be careful. Those fireworks are pretty and all, but use caution. Take in a local parade, in Brooks and Clinton. Am sure there are more around that I don't know about.

The latest JP Wentworth Store has opened in Frankfort. Holly Oliver has gone there to work from the Brooks store. May John be successful there.


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