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By Rita Doughty | Sep 27, 2020

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Hello All,

It is fall now for sure. The leaves are getting really pretty from the many pictures I've seen. Up toward Greenville, and North to Houlton way. Potato harvesting in The County is ongoing. People are apple picking. Pumpkins and squash and more for sale at the Farmer's stands available. Miss my cucumbers, though. Time to bundle up our homes for colder weather.

Sympathy

My condolences to Terry Reynolds Fisher for letting me know that Linda Webber had passed away in Florida on Sept. 13th. She did live in Freedom village years ago. Thinking of her family. I met her through the Freedom Firemen's Ladies Auxiliary long ago. That was a fun group.

Newborn son

Our congratulations to Miranda McCue and Tayler Turner, and big sister Winter on the birth of Abel Richard Radigan Turner. He was born on Sept. 24, weighing 6lbs., 13oz., at 3:24 a.m. at Waldo County General Hospital. Congrats to all the grandparents, too.

In Bangor

Our veteran friend, Roy Ward, who was a resident of Freedom and lastly Greenbush, is making his home now at the Maine Veterans Home in Bangor. He is 100 years old and will have his next birthday on Nov. 11. He will be in good hands there.

Joy Asuncion, a retired Navy veteran, recently made a window visit with Roy. Was nice to see the picture she posted on Facebook. Joy raises money for Honor Flight Maine. This COVID has stopped that for now. Thinking of Roy.

Forgot Ruby

I forgot to post this about my friend Ruby Bryant Harris, aunt of Bob Couturier, RIP. She was 102 on Sept. 6. She has been living in Portland, and I had lost track of her. Was glad to have a phone call with her recently. I need to make more calls. I love to talk with our elderly as I finally am there myself. She graduated from our beloved Freedom Academy.

Those two sisters

Jayne and Ruth of My Sister and I are open from Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., in Thorndike on Depot Street. Am always in a hurry and never stop. They have a gift shop with many things available. I must check it out.

Two young bull moose

Yes, in town on Suitor Road, as witnessed by Maddy Knowlton with a video and a picture. Saw this tonight on her Facebook. Wow, was wondering if anyone ever sees them in our area. Maybe they came off Frye Mountain, as it is nearby. The old Cornforth Spring on the mountain is overrun by water from the beaver's dam there. Recently checked it out, doesn't look the same with the National Guard gone from that area, and the road is a mess of rocks. People still sight their guns in there in the field.

Wedding recently

Congratulations to Craig and Brooklin Lancaster who were recently wed in an outdoor ceremony. May they have many happy years together.

Planning Board meeting

I read the many comments on Facebook with regard to the new Dunkin' Donuts location on Main Street in Unity. Interesting to say the least. Time will tell. I say it is a good location myself. Need more business in town.

Newborn girl

Congratulations to Alexis Prescott and Christopher Spaulding of Freedom on the arrival of their daughter, Harper Leeann Spaulding, who was born Sept. 25, weighing 7 lbs., 3 oz., and 20 inches long. Grandparents are Clint and Chris Spaulding.

Birthday

Kent Breau, son of Pat Breau of Unity and the late Shirley Breau will be celebrating his birthday soon. His sister Kerri Oliver has asked for birthday cards to be sent to him. He is at Bella Point Assisted Living center because of issues with dementia. He has not left there since March because of COVID and only has window visits. To make his day, please mail him a card to: Kent Breau, 888 Pond Road, Sidney, ME 04330. I believe he will be 61 years young. Happy birthday, Kent!

New alpaca babies

There are free farm tours at the Northern Solstice Alpaca Farm on Crosby Brook Road. Two new little boys are Baxter Peak and Malawi. They can be found on Facebook, too. They are fuzzy cute little things. They have a gift store there where you may purchase many things.

Visit

I had a visit with Jody Cushman taking us to Belfast on Wednesday. Hadn't seen her in ages.

Adults-only camp out fundraiser

At the Pit in Unity Raceway on Saturday, Oct. 3. Contact Lori Grant Nason if interested. You can come visit or stay. She needs a head count ASAP for campers and tents, etc. This benefits the Eversens. Also, a container is at Mount View High School for bottles and cans to benefit them.

Hunters' Breakfast

The Oct. 31 Hunters' Breakfast will be takeout, and social distancing inside. More details will be published soon for this at the Unity Snowdusters Clubhouse.

Until next week,

Stay safe, and stay warm. The weather the last few days has been much warmer than normal. We sure do need some rain, it is so dry. Pay it forward.

 

 

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