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By Rita Doughty | Nov 24, 2019


Hello All,

Here we go again. I cannot believe lately how fast the weeks seem to fly by. The Knox Historical Society Calendar is ready for print, I believe, as Diana is finishing it up. Please get your ad money to Joyce Thompson if you haven't already. She has not been out and about, as she is having difficulty with her eyes now with cataracts. She would appreciate the help, I'm sure. The Montville Historical Society Calendar has gone off to print. The CD is not done yet, and I don't know when it will be.

Ellie's shop hours

From last week, the hours she can be reached are on weekends, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. or call 948-2101.

Cunninghams update

If anyone wishes to send cards or letters to the Cunningham family, here is the address: Jeremy and Lacey Cunningham, 229 Kent State, Brookline, MA 02446. The little guys are in the hospital. Baby Sawyer, nearly 5 months old, has just had his stem cell transplant, aka bone marrow transplant. And little Chance, who is 2 1/2, has a virus. He hasn't had a fever for a few days.

They are both battling HLH, a genetic severe systemic inflammatory syndrome. The only treatment for them that can be long-term is a bone marrow transplant. This is an extremely rare condition. Both have had chemo treatments as well. Please send them a note of encouragement for their little ones. I just cannot imagine this. Hoping they get better soon.

Freedom Congregational Church

The Mount View Chamber Singers will sing Carols in the Round Saturday, Nov. 30, at 7 p.m.

Santa’s Express

Train rides with Santa Friday and Saturday, Nov. 29 and 30, 11 a.m., 1:30 p.m., and 4 p.m., Unity to Thorndike and return.

Montville fun

The Union Harvest Grange Christmas Bazaar is on Sunday, Dec. 1, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., and the Montville Historical Society Open House at Kingdom School is 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Wreaths are available at this time for the Open House. Both events just steps away.

Three Friday nights in the village

Dec. 6, 13 and 20, 6 p.m. Take the Unity train to the Thorndike Historical Farwell Museum, Boxcar Books and Garden Variety. Old-Fashioned shopping, with music, appetizers, cheese, wine and local brew tastings, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tickets at See Diana Prizio also for more info.

Helping the Booster Club

The annual Festival of Trees in Unity at the Community Center Friday, Dec. 6, 10 a.m.; also Saturday and Sunday.

Pet pix

On Sunday, Dec. 8, at 11 a.m., bring your pet to Muddy Paws Grooming and have holiday pet photos taken. Just in time for Christmas.

Christmas food boxes

Friday, Dec. 6, is the deadline for anyone wishing to sign up for a food box to be delivered for Christmas. See the Town Office for an application.

Thanksgiving Dinner for vets and others

The Belfast Legion Post 43 hosted the annual Thanksgiving Dinner on Saturday. A nice turnout for this. Several of us attended.

Hunting season

Deer hunting season is in full swing, and several people have harvested their deer. Good for them. I haven't seen any deer out the back window. I guess they are staying put or coming out nearly dark and I just cannot see them in the field. Good luck to those still trying.


They need to be licensed by Jan. 1, 2020.


Well, happy birthday to me on Dec. 1. Another year has ticked past. I don't feel old, but my body doesn't agree with that.

Until next week,

Well, just try to stay warm out there. Be safe. Watch out for the ice. Don't take any of the scam calls, as you won't win anything, just lose your money. I get them all the time and from my own number. If you answer, just hang up.

Happy Thanksgiving to all. May those wonderful memories always be yours. I sure miss my mom and dad and brother Dwayne. I have lots of memories, and am grateful. Take care.


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