Waldo News

By Carolyn Zachary | Dec 28, 2017

By Tom Seymour

Dec. 28, 2017

194 East Waldo Road

Waldo, ME 04915

(207) 338-974


Waldo Town News

The Clifford Performing Arts Center at Mount View High School will host the 6th annual Chamber Singer Reunion Concert on Sunday, Jan. 7, at 7 p.m.

Tickets are available in advance for $10 at Pat Newell Accounting in Unity, Freedom General Store, Marsh River Co-op in Brooks and Belfast Co-op. Otherwise tickets are $12 the day of the concert.

Next, what a week this was. When temperatures warm only into the single numbers for daytime highs, we suffer. For ways to beat the winter blues, see my From the Ground Up column in this issue.

Perchin’ prediction

Fish may bite well now, but until things warm up ice-fishing remains on hold for me and many of my buddies. Perhaps the “January Thaw” will happen soon and we can get out and fish in comfort.

Under the feeder

Songbirds around my place have developed a suet habit, aided and abetted by me. Beef suet supplies much-needed heat calories and chickadees, jays and even a male cardinal are enjoying the free, life-giving fat.

Side benefit

The snow and cold have had a positive spin-off. Town dirt roads, East Waldo Road included, are in good shape now. Snow and ice have filled in the potholes and the snowplow blade has smoothed the surface. And since only a bare-minimum amount of sand was spread on icy roads, it hasn’t melted the top layer, leaving the roadbed smooth. Also, road salt, the kind mixed with sand, doesn’t melt ice when the temperatures remain in the single numbers and even teens. So enjoy it while it lasts.

Weekly quote

“Snowflakes come in fleets, like ships over the sea.” — Hilda Conkling


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