The Hanover Planning Board is scheduled to meet Jan. 5, 2011.
Among those who have returned to the area during the Christmas season have been Bob and Mary Anne Dragoon, Anne Wheeler and Barbara Lapham. Most area folks traveled to relatives for season celebrations while others entertained friends and relatives at home. The children loved it all, especially gift receiving. Visitors at Bill and Gail Worcester's home were Daren, Fran and Wyatt; Brad, Amanda and Juliet; and Mike, Jenna and Jett.
On the other side of the valley, Donna and Clem Worcester last weekend hosted Brian, Sara, Kaylynn, Shawnee and Makala and Jenny and Matt. The entire Worcester clan gathered at David Worcester’s home for gifting and pie on Sunday afternoon.
To wrap up the departing year there are a few good things to get done. Paying 2010 tax bills might be one as well as licensing the dog and getting the hunting and fishing licenses for next year. The Town Office will be closed at noon on Friday, Dec. 31, in honor of the New Year's holiday.
Each year at this time we like to look over the past year's news to remind ourselves of the events of the year. Sadness came to our community with the passing of former State Senator Norman K. Ferguson, Jr. in February following a long illness. Several months later Peter Baker died while undergoing treatment in Portland.
Some good things took place this year. Most of our weekly postings included the Gardner Roberts Memorial Library. Under the direction of Peg Susbury, with the help of the Library trustees and officers along with support from the Library Bees, the little library made leaps and bounds. So, once again we will name Gardner Roberts Memorial Library our story of the year. Fundraisers, donations, reading programs and new this year a children's garden all contributed to a busy year for “the little library that could.” No one can dispute the notion that Gardner Roberts Memorial Library has been good for the community.
Happy New Year!