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By Rita Doughty | Sep 15, 2019


Hello All,

Here we go, another fall week, someone said it is still summer, the leaves are turning fast, it has gotten colder, and rain. Several attended the Thorndike 200th celebration on Saturday.


Our congratulations to Caylee Bailey and Devon Ross on their wedding on Saturday, Sept. 14. They were married in town.

Birthday 100th

There is a 100th birthday celebration being planned for Roy Ward on Saturday, Oct. 26, at 1 p.m. at Freedom Grange Hall. RSVP to Jessica at 992-8143. Note: Date change.


A little boy, Colt Ryder Lee Larrabee, was born to Kenny and Heather Richardson Larrabee on Tuesday, Sept. 10, at 10:39 p.m. He weighed 6 lbs. and 2 oz. and is 20 inches long. He has a big sister and big brother. Congratulations to all.

Rabies clinic

A free rabies clinic will be held on Saturday, Oct. 12, 9 to 11 a.m. at Brooks Fire Station. Dogs on leash, and cats in container. Waldo County residents.

Get well

A get-well wish to Nancy Henry of our Ladies Auxiliary. Also get well to Rene Alley Walker who is in the hospital at EMMC. And get well wishes to anyone else that is sick.

Tribute reminder

A tribute celebration will be held for Elizabeth "Betty" Seeley on Saturday, Sept. 28, at 1 p.m. at the Belfast Legion Post 43. RSVP to Fran Riley at or call 338-6000.

Betty has done a lot of community service for our veterans, children and elderly over the many years she has been in our Auxiliary, among other tasks. She and her late husband George raised a lot of money for Special Olympics and Blind Camp. Betty recently celebrated her 80th birthday.

Memorial dedication

On Saturday, Sept. 28, 11 a.m. to noon at the Department Headquarters of the American Legion family, there will be a dedication of the new POW/MIA monument. This will be held in Winslow on Route 201. Ribbon-cutting at noon. I am proud to say I sponsored a brick for this for Lyle Boulier, WWII from Waldo County. RSVP to or 873-3229.

Recognition Day

The National POW/MIA Day is on Friday, Sept. 20. This will be acknowledged at 1 p.m. at the VA at Togus

Coming up

A Sip and Paint evening will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 2, at 5:30 p.m. at Stonecrest. Contact Jamie Hubbard Randall if you are interested.

Fourth District meetings

A meeting will be held on Oct. 20 at 1 p.m. at Belfast Post 43; on Jan. 12, 2020, at Fairfield Post 14 at 1 p.m.; on March 8, 2020, at Unity Post 50 at 1 p.m., snow date March 15 (maybe mud date with that road).


The fair is coming on the weekend of Sept. 20 and 21, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and the 22nd, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Agricultural fair, all kinds of food, demonstrations, animals to see, many things to see and do. Lots of things to purchase as well. A fun time with live music and all. If you have never gone, go in on the Crosby Brook Road area parking lot as you go out of Thorndike, park and hitch a ride on the bus to the fairgrounds. Be prepared to walk, as the area is huge to see all. We love this fair. Along the way nonprofits have toll booths set up, and please support them. See you there one day.

Fuel assistance

Get your appointment if you need help this winter to heat your home. Call 338-3025 for an appointment date with Waldo CAP. Time is flying.

Calendar pictures

We are desperately looking for pictures for our 2020 Knox Historical Calendar this year. I thought we had some all lined up, but am told we don't. Myrna has some, but not enough.

A Christmas project

If Julie Patterson has enough interest she would like to plan a workshop for a Christmas Project Kit, Stampin' Up. She hopes to be able to set a date and time if enough people are interested. Contact her if you are interested. Sounds like fun, but I don't know exactly what it is all about.

Birthday party

On Saturday, Sept. 14, a surprise 80th birthday party for Patsy Erickson was held at her home. Happy 80th, Patsy !!

Our college gal

Miss Sara has transferred to University of Maine Augusta at this time. Good luck on your college year from this Grammie. Love you, Sara. We all love you too, and hope you do well there. I know you will. xoxo

Until next time,

I suppose I have to begin thinking of the colder weather coming. I am dreading it already. But no Florida for me. I hope you all have gotten some of the freshly picked apples or gone to pick your own. I had sweet corn and some from Ingraham Farm and Heald Farm.

Take care, beware all the traffic in town on the weekend, as it is Common Ground Fair time, lots of traffic for those three days. Be safe.


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