It has been quite an odd month so far. The saying "wait a minute and the weather will change" really is true and fits to our area inclusive and all of New England.
This week's news will include both happy and sad news. I regret to say that on Oct. 9 we lost a long-time resident, Ruth Eleanor Bethel,99 years old. All our heartfelt condolences from the whole neighborhood to the whole family near and far.
On a happier note we need to wish Corey Coolidge-Chase a Happy Sweet Sixteen. She celebrated her birthday Oct. 22.
Today, as I am writing this, Kathy and Paul Hebert are celebrating their 30th Anniversary. Congratulations from all of us and many happy returns!
This week I also have information from "To Your Health." 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.
In the last few days I also found out that neither a neighbor nor me have had any luck catching any of those pesky red squirrels. Yet again, thank you for all the help from the neighborhood! It is greatly appreciated.
There will be a "peel" party on Nov. 5 to do up the potatoes and whatever else that needs to be peeled for the Turkey Supper. The supper will be Nov. 6 at 5 p.m. Adults will be $7 and under 12 will be $3. All Veterans will get a free supper. This supper has been Alder River Grange's Community Service project for years.
Now it is time again for a new Trivia question. Oh, and this is a good one for my hard-core followers and I think some may want to call 824-3220 or e-mail email@example.com if you need clues next week. Here is the question, "In May of 1955 there was a report of an East Bethel resident being badly bruised in an accident with his bike." So, who was he and any details?
I heard it is supposed to warm up again by the time you read this. I do hope so for all of us in order to get ready for -- oops, can't get myself to say it yet.
Till next week again.