Knox Town News

By Rita Doughty | Jan 17, 2013


News- Lack of it

I was hoping this week to hear from some of the townsfolk of some news to include in my column, something to share with the readers. I especially like to add things to the column for our senior citizens to read on these cold winter days. I have some of the Knox Historical Society calendars, if anyone is interested in them. We are working on getting together old pictures of buildings, people and other interesting articles to add to the coming calendar. Please take the time to find your old photos to share with us, and we appreciate it.


Our good friend, neighbor and relative to many folks has passed away in East Thorndike. Elizabeth "Lizzie" Libby, widow of Guy Libby, passed away on Sunday at the age of 96. I remember her well. I am extending sympathy and prayers to her family and friends. She will be sadly missed by all who knew her.


George Ingraham had the misfortune to be involved in an accident with his tractor-trailer truck in Palermo. He was not injured. A jeep was involved in the head-on collision, and the two young men were hurt seriously; one of them has since died.

Homestead Restaurant

The Homestead Restaurant in Unity will reopen on February 1st. Ted and Rhonda Barnes will be the new operators. Hours are 7 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. every day. On Thursday, Friday and Saturday, they will stay open until 8 p.m.They will be serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Hope to see you there. As time goes on, hours will be extended if they get a good reception from the community. Hope you folks will pay them a visit. (I beard Betty is going to be there, at least for a time. We will see.)

Warm Waldo

Tanya Hubbard, Aborn Hill, Knox, ME 04986 is waiting for your donation to the Warm Waldo heating assistance fund to help people with fuel for the winter months. She will be glad to hear from you.

Avon Walk for Breast Cancer

There will be a pancake breakfast at 8 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 26,  at the Unity House of Pizza in support of the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer. Cost: $5.

Blood drive

The Northport VFW is holding a blood drive on Jan. 23 from 10 a.m.- 2:30 p.m. at the VFW hall, Route 1, Northport. Please give blood if you can; it is needed.

Legion conference

This weekend, some of us will be at the Waterville American Legion Post #5 for the American Legion and Auxiliary Mid-Winter Conference, 8:30 a.m., Jan. 19.


Happy birthday Jan. 20 to my grandson Gabriel Doughty, who celebrates his 10th birthday.

Here's hoping some of you will let me know of birthdays, anniversaries, and other newsworthy articles for the column.


The benefit supper and auction for Ellie Elwell is Feb. 2 at the Jackson Community Center. Contact Cindy Ludden to donate for the auction, 722-3205. The supper will be 4-6 p.m., and the auction starts at 6 p.m. sharp. Let's hope there is a good turnout for this benefit. Ellie is battling cancer. Hope to see you there.


Snowstorms keep me homebound, as I don't like to drive when it is slippery, must be old age setting in. We had a January thaw, and now we are back to the real Maine weather, cold, and more cold now.

I hope those of you who have been feeling under the weather are much better. The flu bug is going around. The CDC is urging people to get a flu shot. All three strains are raging now. Some of the little ones have contracted whooping cough. It is coming back for whatever reason.

The Half Moon Greenhouses in Thorndike are closed. The Thorndike Congregational Church looks like it will soon be open for the church folk once again. Times are changing.

Until next week, be careful if you are ice fishing. Be extra careful on the snowmobiles, we lost a lot of the snow with the rain, and not much snow to cover the ground. This month is flying right by, and soon it will be spring.

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