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By Rita Doughty | Jun 20, 2020


Hello All,

We wanted warm temperatures, but I don't remember asking for the humid days. This month is going by fast. Enjoy our good weather folks. Hopefully your gardens are coming good, as I know the June 1 frost killed many plants that were planted. The strawberry plants took a beating also. People are still making masks. I hope we can get back to a normal way of life very soon.

Beware there is a CMP scam going around, an automated call about shutting off your power. It is not to steal your money. They are going to disconnect you, etc., but beware, contact CMP yourself if you get a call such as this, not the number it says to call, call CMP direct. Notify our elderly folks. Always something.

I noticed some lawns were all brown from the sun, and a cemetery nearby. At least mine is green, it is overgrown, looks better green than the brown grass. Soon will be mowed, the perks of a mower getting repaired.

Strawberry season

I saw the Raven Berry Farm Post from Freedom. It says that they lost most of the crop with the June 1 frost. Please call this number, 382-6329, for any details on picking dates and times. Most likely somewhere around July 1 now. This is sad. Nothing like fresh berries.

Bakery goods

Shawna Mitchell, Crosby Brook Road in Unity, makes homemade goodies, pies, cookies, cakes, etc. Hit her up on Facebook, too, or call 692-8775. She made a delicious strawberry-rhubarb pie for friends of mine, and reasonaby priced, too.

And another baker, Serena Ard of Unity who goes to the Market of Unity on Saturdays, is making breads, yeast rolls, cakes, and cinnamon rolls, etc. Call her at 505-2024 or hit her up on Facebook. She normally works at Hidden Valley Camp, but no camp this year. Give these ladies a try, you won't be disappointed. Yum!

Belated birthdays

A very happy 90th birthday on June 13 to Greta Gardner! A happy 77th birthday to Bob Richardson as well! A happy 21st birthday to Zach Nickerson!

Message from Florida

A friend, Carl Gomm from Avon Park, Fla., messaged me to let me know his wife, Gloria (Higgins) Perkins Gomm, who has been in a home there, had passed away on June 15 at age 75. He hadn't been able to visit for several months because of the COVID virus. Thankfully he had been able to see her for a week or so. Sadly, people with dementia just cannot understand why people are not visiting and are heartbroken. Rest in peace to an old friend who used to live at a chicken farm nearby me. Clarice Perkins Mallard also called me recently.


Wishing Dana Perkins and Kristen Chapman a nice day for their wedding on Saturday, June 20. They are being married in St. Albans.

Loss of Knox resident

Condolences to the family of Geraldine "Gerry" Cyr, who passed away at 91 years at Woodlands Memory Care Center in Rockland on June 15. She lived on Suitor Road here in town.

Chicken barbecue

The members of Post 50 American Legion at Windemere Lane, Unity, with help from the Auxiliary ladies will host a takeout only barbecue. The date is Saturday, July 18, noon until gone. Half a chicken, barbecue sauce, chips, roll, beverage and dessert for $10. Yummy!

Thrift Shop is open

The Good Steward Thrift Shop in Unity at the Methodist Church, Depot Street, is open on Friday and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. They have lots of good buys waiting for you. Lots of clothing also. Stop on by and check it out soon.


A happy anniversary to Barry and Vera McCormick! May you have many more.

Until next week,

Enjoy our warm days. The farmers are busy haying. I see equipment and hay going by here. People are heading out to swim, go kayaking, boating and have a fun time. Be safe. Watch out for the motorcyclists. Happy Father's Day June 21 to all the guys. Send or call me with some news for all to share. Knox seems to be quiet, I guess.


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