Prospect News

By Barbara A. Tilley | Nov 22, 2012


Mother Nature gave us a beautiful day for Thanksgiving, with the exception of black ice early in the morning. We will have to remember that it may be on the roads. You can see where the state treated the roads the other day, and it still looks wet. It is supposed to turn off colder for the weekend and eventually we will get some snow.

Molly, the black Lab that was missing after the Nov. 8 accident, was found by her owner in the area where she had been involved in the accident. She climbed up over the hill painfully when she heard her owner's voice, and gave a weak tail wag. Molly was hungry, as it had been eight days since she had eaten, and she also had a broken leg. The Ridge Runner Veterinary in Winterport was where they put her leg in a cast. What a wonderful Thanksgiving for Molly.

Baxter Cook and his crew started working on the granite foundation of the Marsh School this past Monday, Nov. 19, and finished aligning the granite stones and leveling the foundation. Baxter said that now it would be good for another 100 years, as the sills were in good shape. The building looks much better now, and in the spring there will be more work done on it. Next we will have to get the steps fixed so it can be open in the summer for an open house. More later, but check it out and see how much it has improved it already.

The Waldo-Hancock Bridge is being dismantled, and the flagpoles are now down and will be sandblasted, painted and stored by the state until Prospect and Verona Island are ready to place one in each town. The good weather has been a plus for them, as most of the walkways have been removed. It will seem strange not to have it there after this winter.

The Prospect Community Club is again offering a new, warm jacket to children in town. This is another way of helping those in need. Please call Barbara at 567-3267 and give me the size of your child. The jackets will be distributed by Dec. 15.

The Prospect Historical Society will have a Christmas party at the home of Carol and Don Johnson of Spout Hill, Dec. 8 at noon. This will be a potluck, so please call Carol at 567-3371 and let her know if you plan to attend and what you will bring. Always a good time.

Paul and I had Thanksgiving supper with daughter Lisa and her husband, Dwayne, along with their children, Adam and Sarah, and Sarah’s friend Jeremy. It was nice to sit around the table after eating, just to talk and enjoy each other.

A box has been placed in Maddie's Place for the annual Christmas dinner raffle that the Prospect Community Club sponsors for its Scholarship Fund. There will be a 13-pound turkey, potatoes, onions, carrots, cranberry sauce, gravy, squash and much more. A card with 100 squares will be sold for $1 each. The drawing will take place Dec. 15.

Sam and Lois Gianni have returned home after joining her daughter and husband for a wonderful, relaxing week in Aruba. Lois said it was beautiful and I'm green with envy.

I want to wish you all a safe and healthy week, and please remember those who need a card or a prayer. God bless you all.

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