Last week November slipped into December and with that, the avid hunters rushed to the Town Office to purchase muzzle-loader permits for extra hunting time in the woods. Overall deer kill in our area has been reported as slower than past years.
Officials from the Hanover Town Office are reminding everyone that dog licenses are due Dec. 31 for all dogs over six months of age. A spay/neuter certificate if applicable and an up-to-date rabies certificate is required at the time of licensing. This year the late fee for not licensing dogs is $25.
A good group of Hanover neighbors and friends from the area came to the tree lighting at the Hanover Town Office last Saturday. Following an introduction by Select Board Chairperson Brenda Gross, the youngest person there flipped the switch that turned on the lights. Proudly doing the job was 2½-year-old Makala Worcester. Her father, Brian Worcester, donated the tree and erected it at the Town Office. Following the lighting everyone sang seasonal songs before going inside for hot chocolate, coffee and dessert items. The younger people and some of the adults enjoyed decorating balls to take home to their own trees.
Get well wishes to Lillian Turner who recently has been ill.
In Knights of Pythias news some local area people traveled to Brunswick last Sunday to attend a Christmas party at Fort George Lodge. Attending from the area were Freeman and Norma Farrington from East Andover, Danny and Janice Bennett and Michael Bennett from Milton Township and Clem and Donna Worcester from Hanover. Following the potluck dinner a gift exchange took place along with fund-raising raffles. On Dec. 15 there will be another Knights of Pythias Christmas party at Colonel Brewer Lodge in Brewer, Maine, starting at 6 p.m.
The Rumford Grange held their December meeting along with a Christmas party last Saturday at the home of Butch and Vicki Clark on Ellis River Road.
It is that time of year when we have rain and snow and all kinds of bad weather so everyone please drive carefully.