It’s looking more like spring. The rain, wet snow and very occasional sunshine are clearing the snow from the woods. We even spotted some little flowers poking their heads through the snowbank.
Some folks are even starting outside spring clean up. Cans and bottles are getting picked up for a trip to the bottle depot. The rakes have come out to clean up along the edge of lawns and where the snowplows made a muddy mess. It could be that it is time to take the plow off the old pickup truck.
This time of year the moose and deer are more active and they are more likely to be next to roads where they might find some fresh vegetation.
Some folks have been seen looking through seed catalogs and store displays. They may be planning their gardens for this year. The Rumford Grange 115 will be having a free seed day on Saturday, May 4, at the Rumford Center Grange Hall. Companies in the area that package and distribute seeds to stores and other outlets have donated the seeds.
Sympathy is extended to Vicki and Arnold Clark upon the death of Vicki’s mother, Mildred Dresser, of South Paris. She was 80 at the time of her passing. Vicki and Arnold reside on Ellis River Road.
The John F. Burton Memorial Bowling Tournament, a program of the Knights of Pythias, took place last Sunday in Augusta. The team from Cabot Lodge 117 in Andover won second place while Boothbay Lodge took first place. Next year the tournament will be in Brewer and will be sponsored by Schoodic Lodge from Gouldsboro.