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By Rita Doughty | May 17, 2020


Hello All,

The family showed up and worked in my yard getting the lawn put back together. Thanks for all the help as was most appreciated. It has been two years that I have had to deal with my bad leg, and not much fun. I shall survive it I reckon. Keep moving onward.

The dandelions are really blossoming out fast now. The fiddleheads are here, and I got some from a good friend. Our road is now open since the culvert blew out by Bo Spaulding's place, Montville end, hopefully stays good, as more rains are forecast. Bo and Brenda have a newborn great-granddaughter. Congrats to all!

Missing cat

Jill Raven has lost her cat, a male beige brown colored bobtail Siamese missing from the Knox Station/Bailey Road since last Friday. Two years old and been fixed, blue eyes, apparently ran off. Reward, contact Jill Raven 568-1083 if found.


Our sympathy to the family of Anna Roberts, 87 years, who passed recently. She had family in town here.

Get well

A get well message to Ron Cropley that he feels better soon and gets home once again. He is in Pittsfield Hospital.

Virtual graduation

On May 16 Cailea Higgins Eaton virtually graduated from Kennebec Valley Community College with an Associate's Degree in mental health. If all goes well she will continue on to pursue her Bachelor's Degree at the University of Maine in the fall. Her family is very proud of her accomplishments. To send her a card of congratulations, her address is Cailea Eaton, 163 Old County Road, Knox, ME 04986. Am sure she will be pleased to hear from you. A surprise social distancing barbecue with family is planned for Saturday evening. Congrats!

In town and Unity

The Ridgetop Diner is open Wednesday-Sunday, 11 a.m.-7 p.m., for takeout only! Mammie's Country Kitchen in Unity is open Wednesday-Sunday, 11 a.m.-7 p.m., starting May 20 for indoor dining; reservations can be made by calling 948-1515. Look for possible breakfasts there soon. Takeout available as well if you so desire. Diane and crew will be glad to see you. She is looking for some help, too.

China Jade in Unity is open for takeout only, 948-3363, if that is what you are looking for. I got some, yum.

Thorndike Mill and Meeting Place

The foundation is getting some much needed work at this time. By day five the crib work was being done. The sills were bad and needed to be replaced, and the building jacked up and straightened out. Diana Prizio posted pictures on the Facebook post site. A job that is looking very good. Always nice to renovate an old building and keep the history alive.

Speaking of history

The Knox Historical Society will be disbanded at this time, as we have very little money and a school that we cannot afford to keep, nor fix up anymore. There hasn't been much interest for the Society. MaryEllen has a $40K loan that she took out on her own home for the benefit of the schoolhouse, and the school will be turned over to her. She has since sold her home and moved to Augusta. A vote was taken on April 20 to give the school to her; Myrna, Holly and Marlene attended. Some were contacted by email. Some of you have been asking about the school, so this is the info I have.


The Recycling Center is open in Thorndike.

Until next week,

There is not much to report. People are starting to get out more. The weather has warmed up, even in the 50s seems good to me. The flowers are blooming, grass needs to be mowed. The farmers are getting their fields ready, looks like some have been planted.

Keep safe, everyone, as this virus is all that's talked about. People are still receiving their checks for $1,200 stimulus to help out.

Thinking of cousin Arthur Harris and wife Donna as I mailed them some lobsters. She said they even had enough to have lobster rolls, too. Happy they got some from Chipman's Wharf of Milbridge. Yum! Let me know if you have an article for my news column. Thanks!


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