There is now a place in Locke's Mills to sit down and have a sandwich. The Local Hub has several new tables (handmade beauties) to rest your weary body and have a bite to eat. The new menu includes sandwiches, salads, smoothies and juices, and Gifford's ice cream in cones or dishes. Besides these changes, they are now carrying organic meats. These include beef, chicken, turkey, rabbit, and pork. All are from local organic farms and available frozen.
This Saturday is Mollyockett Day in Bethel – always a good time. Our Greenwood firefighters will have a booth on the Common and be selling fried dough. Check them out and help the cause.
Are you familiar with the Community Lakes Association? It has been around several decades and does a lot to keep the ponds in Greenwood and Woodstock healthy. Comprehensive water quality testing is done on each pond every three years at a cost of about $1,600 every year for two ponds. Clarity and temperature testing is done by volunteers on every pond every year. Plus they have a significant invasive milfoil eradication program. Membership is only $15 a year. Cheap investment to keep our ponds healthy. You can join by sending a check to: Comm. Lakes Association, PO Box 91, Greenwood, Maine 04255
Marcia Smith returned home to Easton, Maine Sunday after spending two weeks visiting and helping her mother, Lorraine Larson, and her brother Ralph Mills. Meanwhile, Ralph's wife Lorene was in New Hampshire taking care of her daughter Calla's animals while Calla and Dave were in Texas visiting his parents. Grandson Richard MacLean III of South Paris also visited with Lorene while she was there. It is vacation time here in Maine.
The water lilies are in full bloom – white, pink, and yellow. It's a good time to take a ride along Round Pond. Do this by day because the lilies close when there is no sun on them.
The black-eyed susans, milkweed, and orange day lilies are blooming, the raspberries are ripe at Gibson's, and it is high summer. You know what the high point of anything means. From here it is downhill to the next season. Our local fairs are a sure sign of the approaching season, and the first one is this weekend. The Waterford World's Fair is July 19 to 21 with a pig roast Friday night. The fair schedule is online at www.waterfordworldsfair.org. For those of you who love summer, maximize these days because time is moving forward as it always does. There is about 30 minutes less daylight since the summer solstice last month.