Knox Town News

By Rita Doughty | Apr 22, 2019

knoxtownnews@yahoo.com

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Hello All,

I hope everyone enjoyed Easter. My family got home from their week at Myrtle Beach so I was invited for Easter dinner. It is always good to get together with family. Enjoy those grandparents, and other relatives as long as you can; someday you'll be the older generation. Believe me, the years fly by so fast.

Knox Historical Society

Meeting on May 8 at 6 p.m. at Knox Town Office.

Newborn in Bryant family

The Bryant family of town have a new member, little granddaughter, Kennedy Grace Bryant born April 18, weighed 6 lbs. 7 oz., born to Britini Bryant and Taylor Keeton. Grampie Andy Bryant and Great-grandmother Jackie Bryant posted of her birth on Facebook. Congrats to all the family.

Seedlings

Yes, we will be needing them pretty soon. Every Saturday in May starting May 4, 8 a.m. to noon at Villageside Farm in Freedom, across from Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Be careful of that hill traffic. They have all kinds of nice hearty plants for sale. Dates are May 4, 11, 18 and 25th.

Also in nearby Freedom

The Freedom Congregational Church starts the first supper of the season, on May 4 4:30 to 6 p.m. Roast chicken with all the fixins. Come on out, it's always delicious.

Montville Historical Society

Annual meeting on May 13 at 6:30 p.m. at the Kingdom School. All interested welcome to attend.

Coming up Monday

On April 22 at 6:30 p.m. at the Liberty Library, Jeff Shula will be present to give a talk about his new book, "Fireside Chats," which recreates the interviews and photos that he and the late Peggy McKenna originally published in the weekly Waldo Independent newspaper during the ’90s. This will be very interesting as I remember reading all those stories published.

Birthday

Happy birthday to Tonja Doughty on April 24. May you have many more.

Unity Raceway

For those interested, Greg Veinote says if anyone wants to join the Raceway Family, contact Joe at 314-1651. Good luck with getting the Raceway going again this summer.

Bakery

I forgot all about the J. A. Bakery at Peavey's Store. Jeremy has his own spot there under the roof at the store. Looked on Facebook, but he has not updated his site. Contact him at 323-6466. I hear he has some delicious things. I need a jellyroll.

Ralph's Cafe

The cafe is open and everyone is invited to come and have some food with Frank, Mike and staff. They always have super specials. Cooking from different countries they travel to. Yummy.

Maine Down Home Country Jamboree

BJ and Bob are making music on April 28. Taping starts at 5 p.m. at the studio on College Avenue, Waterville, the old American Legion Building. Crossroads TV will be picking up the show. Anyone can come to be a part of the audience, only $5. Great talent coming. Starting in May they will move to the Fairfield Community Center, with more room and dancing space as well. To be a part of the show, contact Bob at 521-4530 or 866-974-7010, ext. 1.

Hope for Homeless

For those that know Ken and Ann Sweeney, they have this group that they care very much about. She told me that she is looking for all of your old scratch tickets and lottery tickets that you didn't win on to be donated to her, and of course she would accept a winner, too. These tickets are for points that can be accumulated and used for items for the homeless. Not sure how it all works but will contact her soon for more info.

They provide the basic needs, and this program was started, as she said, "to assist her and her husband Ken through the shock of him having cancer. There had to be worse things than cancer, and yes, there was homelessness." Ann said, "We fail our homeless on a daily basis. We can't be judgmental. We need to be there with an open mind. We cannot continue down this path. These people are our forgotten society.

If you wish to donate, she has Paypal, kabsweeney@gmail.com. Gift cards of Dunkin’ Donuts, and McDonald’s for the homeless. Also Walmart and Amazon gift cards for Hope for Homeless to purchase supplies. She has a site on Facebook, Hope for Homeless, that gives more info, a wish list.

Working on the Bicentennial

Not sure when they will meet again, but Myrna Raven has info. Need people to help out for this celebration for our town. Ask at Town Office for any updates.

Until next week, I am trying to get this done and making so many mistakes typing, arghhh. Some folks had the week with the kiddoes home and had places of interest they went to. Making memories with the kids – the best feeling ever.

Be warm, and be safe. Take care all. Pay it forward! Always someone worse off than you.

 

 

 

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