OK so I started out last Thursday with a bit of reluctance with the start of the new school year. Today, after a bit of a bumpy start, I have begun to sing a different tune. My two children missed the bus the very first day. Samuel was standing on the doorstep when we heard it pull away from the bus stop, so Freeman loaded Kaiya and Samuel into the car and caught the bus a few stops down the road. We later discovered that we were not the only ones to start the year off in such a fashion; several other parents along our route shared the same fate. However, I am happy at last to say, “bring it on” to the new school year. I am ready for it, as well as the kids. Mornings are getting easier, each of us getting up earlier and the animals here on the farm are enjoying their breakfast served earlier too.
Firstly, I would like to apologize to the newlyweds and everyone else for misspelling an important new last name. Eden and Kevin Johnston, with a “t” rather than without as I had reported last week. Sorry for the mixup.
In addition to the spelling goof-up, part of the column didn’t make it in the paper either leaving many Newryites out in the cold. Included was an invitation for Norman Davis’ annual Community Potluck Picnic last Sunday and I was saddened to see such a small turnout. Norman has been hosting this event for 10-15 years now with the intention of bringing our small community closer together. Our quaint, hometown network is gradually fraying around the edges and we are losing touch with those that we live closest to and share such similar bonds with. The picnic, always held the last Sunday in August, is a chance for everyone to come together and reconnect and possibly even meet a few new faces along the way. I believe that we actually had 20 people in attendance including a couple from Upton who read about the picnic from the sign posted in Norman’s farmstand. There was an abundance of chatter, laughter and food. With luck and encouragement, perhaps more of the town will join us next year.
A few people here in town have mentioned the desire to hold a craft fair of sorts toward the end of October. If you are interested please contact either Loretta Powers or myself and we will get together to coordinate further plans.
The Planning Board will meet this Wednesday, Sept. 1, at 7 p.m. - the Town Office will be closed Monday, Sept. 6 for Labor Day and the Selectman will meet Tuesday, Sept. 7.
That’s all the news that is news that’s fit to print, until next week. Please feel free to contact me firstname.lastname@example.org or the good ole fashioned way 824-0836.
“The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one.” - Elbert Hubbard ~ Writer, Publisher, Artist & Philosopher ~ June 19, 1856-May 7, 1915. Elbert and his wife Emily were aboard the Lusitania when it was torpedoed and sank off the coast of Ireland by the German submarine, Unterseeboot 20.