Hanover Aug. 5
Many folks may have noticed along Route 2 several fellows, a dog and the world. The world is a large ball with the earth painted on it. The dog's name is Nice. The two fellows are father and son, Eric and Ethan Bendl from Kentucky. They are walking their canvas world for diabetes awareness. The trip started April 22 in Washington, D.C., and will end in Maine at Acadia when they get there. One of the trip’s highlights was to hike up the Mount Washington Auto Road that was permitted to take place after the road was closed to traffic for the day. Last Saturday they stopped in Hanover to take a break and chat about their reasons for hiking. Find more at www.worldguy.org
Congratulations to Megan Smith of Hanover for achieving dean’s list status for the spring semester at the University of Maine at Farmington.
Tragedy seemed to echo around Howard Pond last week as one of the baby loons died at the hands of nature. Also, last week two of the gray fox puppies who are part of a family of gray foxes we have told you about lost their lives while crossing Main Street during the night. Naturalist and author Ernest Thompson Seton wrote that all creatures of the wild die a tragic death. It seems to be so.
Gordon and Chris Howe traveled to Springfield, Mass., last weekend to attend a family reunion.
Dan Force is recovering after surgery last week. We wish him speedy healing.
Local members of the Knights of Pythias traveled to Rindge, N.H., on Sunday to attend a service at Cathedral of the Pines. Making the trip were Michael Bennett, Danny and Janice Bennett from Milton Township, Freeman Farrington from East Andover and Donna and Clem Worcester from Hanover.
The gardens are growing great this year. Lots of string beans have been canned or frozen, pickles made, wild berry jams put up and locally-grown corn on the cob is already available. Do you suppose winter will come two weeks early too?
Several local people have hiked onto Rumford Whitecap in search of those extra special sweet blueberries.