Sunday Breakfasts at the Ladies Aid Building will start on Oct. 17 from 8 to 11 a.m. -- still looking for help serving and such; any time you can spare, call me at 533-2111 or Nancy at 533-2051.
Jim and Wilma Rector celebrated their 20th wedding on Monhegan Island. They took a ferry from Fort Clyde the morning of the 13th and back on the evening of the 14th. Wilma's description of their visit makes me want to visit the island for myself -- and I'm a wicked home-body! The lighthouse there is still in use, but the lightkeeper's house has been turned into a museum where history of the island abounds. Capt. John Smith tried to establish a settlement there in 1614, realized it wasn't mainland, and headed south where the pilgrims ended up going. It's a 470-acre island where lobstering and tourism are the main industries. There are a few old pickups used for toting luggage and food from the ferries, otherwise it's pretty much shanks mere, with 17 miles of hiking trails. The year-round population is about 65 and is a summer haven for artists and visitors who enjoy a relaxed, unhurried pace. Wilma said that the shops, the B&Bs, and the homes who rent out rooms are mostly decorated and maintained as they were a century ago. Thanks for sharing with us, Jim and Wilma.
The next selectmen's meeting will be Oct. 4.
The next planning board meeting will be Oct. 29.
There will be a hunters' breakfast on Nov. 6 and a hunters' supper on Nov. 20, both at the Ladies Aid Building.
Upton has apparently been without power for a couple hours this morning, unless you live off the grid.
Enjoy your week! Selah