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Stockton Springs news

Feb 21, 2021
Photo by: Ellen Zachary A note received from the Community Builders in Stockton Springs.

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Community builders

What a great surprise on Valentine’s Day to receive a gift from the Community Builders! It contained a box with candy, baked goods, candle, a new face mask (courtesy of Laura Lee Gray), cards from school children and a carnation in it.

Thank you to the volunteers, who have done so much this year to give us cheer despite the pandemic. Thanks again to Laura Lee Gray for my new mask, as my old ones from her are wearing out.

Easter is April 4, and I hope that they are able to do the Easter drive through town as they did last year! Once the weather gets warmer, hopefully Bingo will start up again.

Town office

Recycling day is Thursday, Feb. 25, for the last one this month and next month it will be Thursdays, March 11 and 25. Everyone is advised to put their recycling in a plastic bin or box roadside by 7 a.m. Recycling in plastic bags will not be picked up, as the plastic jams the recycling machines.

Regular trash is picked up every Friday and should also be roadside by 7 a.m.

Community library

According to Pat Curley on Facebook, all of Pat Snyder’s appointment for tax return preparation are filled for this year.

Happy birthday to Pat Curley, a great resident of our town and volunteer for the library! There are so many wonderful volunteers at the library, who have kept it going throughout this year’s COVID-19 crisis.

This past week has been a mix of every weather pattern with snow, sleet, freezing rain, as well as the occasional sunny day. One day, the sun was out and there was no wind, so I took a walk in my neighborhood. There has finally been enough snow for all the snowmobilers to get out on the trails. With our current cold temperatures, our snow base will be with us for awhile.

Spring is about a month away, and there are definitely buds on some of the trees and bushes. The brown tail moths can be spotted on the bare trees and I read where now is a good time to go out and clip them off. Either burn them in your wood stove or put them in a bucket of soapy water for a couple of days.

I am now running my humidifier at full blast daily, as my home is very dry. However, you can put vases full of water near heat sources or a pot of water on low on top of your stove Just be sure to check and refill frequently.

I am going to get my second shot tomorrow so will feel that is completed. I did get a call today from Waldo General Hospital to schedule my shot, so things are improving. The numbers are much lower for new cases as most people have been staying home and are still very careful going out to shop.

Also happy birthday to Michele Demott, my neighbor and friend.

Sanibel, Florida was my refuge for two weeks at the beginning of February. It has been my first trip since the world closed down last year. My eyes took in the color of the place with blooming flowers, green trees, gorgeous birds and blue waters of the gulf and San Carlos Bay.

This brief respite from reality restores me until spring arrives with crocus popping up in sunny places. As with karma and what goes around and comes around, spring will be here before we know it.

Thought for this week

“No winter lasts forever, no spring skips its turn.” – Hal Borland.

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