Hello Andover friends. As I am getting ready to write this week's column, the weatherman is predicting a "northeaster" for Wednesday. I guess we need it -- they have more snow in Boston than we do here!
Last Monday evening, Jan. 24, Cabot Lodge of Andover invited family and friends to their Installation of Officers. After the opening prayer, given by Scott Owings, Freeman Farrington spoke on the history of the Lodge. Cabot Lodge started in the Andover Town Hall on Oct. 29, 1897. At one time there were 149 Lodges in the state of Maine, now there are only 14. Andover had five new members this year. Grand Chancellor of Maine, Mike Bennett, was in attendance. Roger Mills announced the officers, followed by a ceremony of sorts by the "Brothers." After the closing prayer, a luncheon was enjoyed by all. Thanks to everyone who braved the cold night to attend!
Coming home from Rumford Sunday evening around 7 p.m. we came upon a coyote walking in the middle of the road near Sue and Ken Field's house. Guess the snowbanks were to high to jump over because it took a while for him to finally get out of the way.
Maine's Fish and Game Department announced that applications for this year's Moose Hunting lottery are now available online. The deadline for applications is May 13. The state no longer prints or mails paper applications. Hunters unable to apply online can get a paper application in the Maine sportsman magazine.
Happy birthday wishes this week to Ashley Hall on Feb. 9.