Last week we wrote about the heart-wrenching story of quadriplegic Jennifer Turner’s attempts to get a house built to better serve her needs. Jennifer, who is the daughter of Craig and Lillian Turner, grew up in Hanover. To update that story, on Jan. 30 there was a groundbreaking ceremony at the site of her new home in Auburn. Construction officials hope the house will be completed in April. Those who would like to help Jennifer’s project may donate to ASCE Turner Project, PO Box 1212, Auburn, ME 04211. The American Society of Civil Engineers is sponsoring the project.
The Hanover Planning Board meeting scheduled for Feb. 2 was canceled. It might have been because of the lack of agenda items or possibly the big snowstorm that took place that day.
Rumford Grange 115 had its monthly meeting last Saturday at the home of Arnold and Vicki Clark along Ellis River Road. Get well wishes were extended to Methyl Park of Auburn. She recently had back surgery.
Daren and Fran Worcester from Hooksett, N.H., climbed Old Speck Mountain in Grafton last Sunday. They traveled on snowshoes during the hike. Last fall they hiked on Cadillac Mountain at Acadia National Park
It seemed as if everyone was complaining about the lack of snow a few weeks ago. Now look at us! Almost continuous snowstorms left ample snow for snowmobile use, cross-country skiing, sliding, and snowshoe hiking. You could say snow blowing and plowing have been great activities, too. Saturday night we had snow, freezing rain and a thundershower.