The Cardinals have returned to Gilead. They were out behind our house last Sunday, and when I checked with Mary Tyler, she said they had been down there. She has also seen the red fox and some turkeys that have been around. She saw a cow moose and calf on the North Road and got some pictures. I saw two moose near Jeff Hutchins last week, also.
My brother, Steve McLain, stopped by last Saturday. While we were visiting, he looked at a couple of pictures we had of the North Road and tried to identify the buildings.
Lise McLain stopped by Ledgeview last week to check in with her father, Gerard Dupont. He appears to be doing well.
I was in the Bethel Post Office and was waiting in line when Donnie Katlin came in. Always nice to see a "Gileadite."
Last Sunday, we saw several planes flying along the Androscoggin River. They were probably from the Fall Foliage Event at the Bethel Airport. A powered parachute came up the river, turned and flew down Route 2.
Well wishes go out to Judy Bishop this week. Hope you are feeling better, Judy.
We had a call from Howard and "Stevie" Reiche this past weekend. It is always good to hear from them and catch up on the latest projects.
The To Your Health Committee of Western Mountains Senior College will hold a program on "Family Caregiving: Guiding You Through the Rewards and Challenges Ahead," on Saturday, Nov. 6, from 10 a.m. to 12 noon at the Bethel Congregational Church chapel, Church Street, Bethel. The committee has had many requests for this topic, and an experienced presenter, Laurie Winsor, marketing director for Androscoggin Home Care and Hospice, will be on hand to discuss the topic. Free admission. Light refreshments. Resource materials available. FMI call Rosabelle Tifft at 824-2053.
There will be a special selectmen’s meeting on Friday, Oct. 29, at 6 p.m. at the Town Office.
The Town Hall will be open for the election on Nov. 2 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. There is still time to Absentee Vote. The Town Clerk will be in the Town Office on Tuesday evening from 5 to 7 p.m. Phone requests can be made by calling either the office or the clerk at home for an appointment at 836-2987.
Gilead Historical Society
The GHS recently got a grant from the Davis Foundation to do a historical site survey on the North Road. Norman Buttrick, our resident archaeologist, and Hugh Chapman have been busy visiting the sites along the road. They have been taking a GPS reading at each one and doing an occasional dig at some of the sites. They located the foundation of one of the old schoolhouses on the North Road traveling toward New Hampshire. Until this point, it was thought that there was no evidence of a foundation left at this site.
The Gilead Recreation Committee will be hosting a Halloween Party Lunch for Gilead children on Saturday, Oct. 30, from Noon to 2 p.m. at the Town Hall. Please dress up in your Halloween costume and come and join in the fun. There will be pizza, drink and dessert for lunch. Besides a costume parade, there will be games and crafts. All ages welcome from infants to 14 years of age.
The Rec. Committee will be sponsoring a Hunter's Breakfast at Bog Brook Training Area on Nov. 13 from 5 thru 9 a.m.
Caro Poirier, MMSW, LCSW, Certified Shamanic Practitioner, Full Mesa Carrier, is offering a community ceremony to honor the deceased, Aya Despacho. This will be held at the Lary Cemetery off Route 2 on Saturday, Oct. 30, at noon. For more information call 836-2127.
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