Last Thursday I felt pretty foolish concerning what I had written about the weather forecast. We sure did get rained out over the weekend and as of this writing it still looks like more rain. The massive downpours did cause major damage to Tammy and Bill Hinckley's driveway. Over a stretch of about 40 feet of driveway the water was a good two feet deep in some places. On the brighter side despite all this they celebrated their daughter Samantha's 20th birthday. Happy belated Birthday from the whole neighborhood.
A correction to last week's Alder River Grange; there will not be a meeting on June 8. The correct date is June 17 open meeting with the Grange hosting the East Bethel School Reunion,which will take place from 1 to 3 p.m. So do mark your calendars for this special event. The Grange also extends an East Bethel thank you to the American Legion Post 68 for honoring our Veterans on Memorial Day.
The East Bethel Church Association held its early meeting on May 28 at the church with five members present. There will be a service at 2 p.m. on June 24 at the East Bethel Church.
Arlene Harrington was on the road again and spent Friday till Sunday with her daughter Dori in Durham to help her celebrate her 50th birthday. Happy belated birthday, Dori.
Bettyann and Sonny Hastings had quite the busy Memorial weekend as they had two graduations to attend. First they attended Jeff and Cathys' son Justin's graduation from UNE at the Portland Civic Center. He graduated Cum Laude in History. Congratulations, Justin and all best wishes for a bright future! They went out to lunch together to celebrate and then they rushed to North Reading, Mass., where Zachary Hastings graduated with High Honors in Criminal Justice from Westfield State University. Congratulations, Zachary! He will enter Suffolk Law School in Boston in the fall. They celebrated first at his home and then the next day went to The Top of the Hub for brunch.
Congratulations also to Alex Hebert. He made the dean's list at UNE this semester. You worked hard and your parents, Angie and Chuc ― and the rest of us- are very proud of you.
Here is the new Trivia question and think this one will be a challenge to one of my big Trivia fans. In January 1948 the second floor and roof of a home was badly damaged. Whose house was it?
As usual I'd like to remind everyone to give me a call at 824-3220 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or you can also befriend me on Facebook to get in touch with me. Come see me at the INNside Shop -across the street from the Post Office, and check out some of our unique merchandise. The hours are Thursday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Have a great week everyone.