The Town of Greenwood has received some unexpected money, and it came from the State no less. Town Manager Kim Sparks said the Town had budgeted zero dollars from State revenue sharing. We received $28,000. That will go toward lowering the mil rate for property taxes. Good deal.
The Local Hub is expanding. The Bartletts have rented the building on the corner of Bird Hill Road and Main Street, Locke's Mills. This was the former Telemark ski and bike shop. They are moving the plant and garden component of their business to this space. That will give them more space at their location in the former Round Pond Corner Store. They plan on having more food there plus booths where customers can sit and eat. More to come on this good development.
If you noticed some handmade furniture displayed on the lawn of the former ski shop this weekend, that was Stephen Stone, a wood carver and furniture maker on the North Road in Bethel. He will be making the above-mentioned booths for The Local Hub. His work includes pine and cedar furniture he makes from trees either he has harvested or, as he said, "knows the person who harvested it." All local.
Route 219 from Greenwood City to West Paris has been paved recently. The State maintains that road. Smooth driving until you turn on to the Greenwood Road.
Fish Fry Friday this week at the Greenwood Fire Station on the Howe Hill Road, June 28, 3 to 6 p.m. Why cook when a firefighter will cook for you?
It's here, everyone. The annual Strawberry Festival is Saturday, June 29, 7:30 to 11:30 a.m. Belgian waffles, pies, quarts of strawberries, all kinds of homemade foods made with strawberries. Get there early to get the best pickings at the Locke's Mills Union Church on Main Street (Route 26).
My young dog welcomed the Swintons back to their camp by running off with Cordelia's swimsuit. Glad Cordelia was laughing. What a character that dog is. Welcome back, John and Cordy.
Do you believe in ghosts? Word is out that specters of several notable long-gone Greenwood residents who rest in the Union Church cemetery will be appearing at their gravesites, in one form or another, on Saturday, July 6 at 11 a.m. The Greenwood Historical Society has undertaken to arrange a tour for the inquisitive public to meet the specters and hear firsthand about their lives and place in the town's history. So mark your calendars to not miss out being witness to this unusual and possibly eerie event.
Local artists take note. The Shy, Novice, and Closeted Art Show is Saturday July 6, 9 to 4, on High Street, Bethel. This is an exhibit of the works of our local artists and crafters. There's everything from paintings and carvings to needlework and photography. If you are an artist at any level, bring your work – info is at www.shynoviceclosetedartshow.com. If you are a looker, come see what people you know do in their spare time.
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