It was really smart -- in other words -- bright as a burnt out light bulb. My granddaughter was to be in a Christmas concert at school. Other years scheduling prevented me from going. This year I planned it to be able to attend. Donna and I traveled to the school, went inside and sat down only to find out we were there a day early. I’ll keep my calendar open for next year!
Rumford Grange 115 recently made several donations as part of their community service program. Last week Grange Secretary Donna Worcester delivered hand-knit preemie hats, booties and sweaters to the Special Delivery Department at Rumford Hospital. RN Amanda Tozier accepted the items that were made by Grange members and other volunteer friends. During the past year Rumford Grange had set out penny collection jars that produced $56, and Rumford Grange donated it to the Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital in Portland.
The Hanover Selectmen’s meeting was Dec. 18. The Board entered into an agreement to rent the second floor apartment. Discussed were properties on South Shore Road as to historic information. The Board talked about scheduling during long-term absences of various selectmen. They also heard reports from Bob Fortin relative to solid waste disposal, and Town Clerk Clem Worcester reported on early property tax payments.
The holiday schedule at the Hanover Town Office is: closed all day Friday, Dec. 24, for Christmas Eve and closing at noon on Friday, Dec. 31, New Year's Eve. The Town Office will be open until noon on Dec. 31 to provide for last-minute property tax payments before the end of the year. Remember, dog licenses are due the last day of December. A $25 late fee will start after Jan. 31, 2011. If you are planning to go hunting or fishing on New Year's Day, you will need a 2011 hunting/fishing license.
Schools are closed for the holidays. Children are out running around so drive carefully. Let everyone have a safe and happy Christmas.