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By Ellen Holland | Jun 27, 2020

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567-8067

Town Office

Don’t forget to vote Tuesday, July 14, by either going to your regular polling place or by getting an absentee ballot. Also, town meeting will be held on Saturday, July 18, at 9 a.m. in the Town Office parking lot in a drive-in event. Please call the office at 567-3404 if you have any questions.

Community Library

On Tuesday, July 12, at 4 p.m., the library will host Mac Smith who has published a new book, “Peyton Place Comes Home to Maine.” The library has a video on its website and Facebook page previewing the book. The author lives in Sandy Point.

American Legion Post 157

Don’t forget to drop off your donations for the Legion Yard sale on Monday mornings now through July 27. The sale is on Aug. 1 and 2, and if you need a donation picked up, please call Madeline Littlefield at 548-2993.

Frog Song Farm, which is across from the town maintenance yard at 1291 Cape Jellison Road, is open on Saturdays from 8 to 11 a.m. In addition to vegetables, they are selling essential oils, felted lard soaps and beeswax lip balm from their bees. Also, vegetables are for sale at Gander Gardens on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to noon at 78 Steamboat Wharf Road in Sandy Point. Eric Jergenson’s children also have a farm stand with tomato plants for sale and will soon have other vegetables for sale. It is at 5 Pleasant Drive on Cape Jellison. Please check out Stockton Springs Talks Facebook page for other small local businesses.

Watch out for the browntail moth caterpillar as you can get a nasty rash, as I now know. Probably got it gardening or doing landscaping work, but it is terribly itchy. I always have liquid Benadryl on hand, which helps with the itching part, but the rash can last several weeks. Despite our very dry conditions, the mosquitoes are also out and about. With the hot conditions lately, my gardens are thriving but need constant watering.

Main Street and Cape Jellison Road have been paved and what a difference to drive on the freshly paved roads.

Happy Independence Day on Saturday, July 4. This year is going to be very different from the past with most events canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic. Still, when summer comes to Maine, there is nothing like it. Bright sunny days with warm weather to enjoy. Lobsters and blueberries are what Maine is famous for. So enjoy what summer has to offer and this weather while it lasts, as we all know what winter in Maine is like.

Thought for the week: “Somewhere there’s a score being kept, so you have an obligation to live life as well as you can, be as engaged as you can.” — Bill Murray.

 

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