Gardner Roberts Memorial Library officials had a meeting on March 15 in the library. Eight officers attended the meeting that was chaired by President Donna Worcester. Two others were present. Plans are being made for summer projects. As reported by Darlene Baker the Library Bees are making a quilt with an old-fashioned theme to be raffled during the summer. They are hoping to raise enough money to purchase a storage building to be installed next to the library. The voting members authorized Librarian Peggy Susbury to purchase a tent shelter to use over the picnic table for summer children’s projects. New books have been purchased and Peggy continues categorizing children’s books.
The annual drying-out season seems to be upon us with mud a prominent feature in many driveways and woods roads. Several feet of snow remain in the woods but grass spots have begun to appear along roadsides and in fields with a southwest exposure. Animals between seasons are appearing here and there. Some have seen weasels, fishers, martens and skunks. It is the smell of skunks the folks notice mostly. Deer, moose and coyotes are often visitors to the area. We have not heard any bear stories yet but they should show up soon.
We heard recently that Joyce Perkins, 63, died at her home on Brewer Lake. Joyce and her husband, Coach Jerry Perkins, lived many years in the Staples house on the Howard Pond Road until their retirement.
The Knights of Pythias John F. Burton Memorial Bowling Tournament was last Sunday at Augusta. The top team came from Boothbay with Andover’s Cabot 1 taking second place. Andover’s Cabot 2, also known as Roger’s Team, finished in fourth place. Congratulations to bowlers from Cabot Lodge 117. The team from Hiawassee Lodge 18 in East Stoneham also placed well. A pizza and salad banquet was served and followed with award presentations. The tournament next year will likely be in Brewer.
Get well wishes to Sara Worcester who recently had day surgery at Maine Medical Center in Portland. She continues recovery at home.
Get well wishes to Vicki Clark who is hospitalized at Rumford Hospital.
Stay safe, don’t get stuck and good gosh, do not go onto the ice! It ain't safe.