The Greenwood Planning Board had its first meeting in quite a while last week. Several people want to do construction along ponds and site visits were scheduled. No permits have been issued yet.
The foundation is finished for the new town office on the Gore Road, and the set up date for the modular building is Oct. 8.
Several people have asked about stump dump hours. The stump dump in Greenwood City is open the same hours as the transfer station with the exception of Sunday when they close at 1 p.m. The stump dump will be closing for the season sometime in October. The specific date is determined by night temperatures below freezing.
Catch the Friday fish fry Sept. 27 from 3 to 6 p.m. at the Howe Hill Road fire station. Fresh haddock, hand-cut fries, and chicken nuggets for the kids.
Former Greenwood “boy” Steve Seames is having an auction and yard sale at his place in Bethel this Saturday, Sept. 28, beginning at 10 a.m. It is the former Clayton and Mary Sweatt house just beyond the overpass as you head toward West Bethel. David Murphy will be the auctioneer and proceeds will benefit the Locke's Mills Union Church.
There will be a celebration of life for Mary Stone this Sunday, 2 p.m., at the Locke's Mills Union Church on Main Street. Mary died this July. She was a neighbor here on the Knoll and, when she was living at home, I would often walk my dog over to visit her and Will. I don't know who was more excited, my dog giving kisses or Mary and Will receiving dog kisses.
Jefferson Chapter 89, Order of the Eastern Star is holding a tea on Oct. 13, 2 p.m., at the Masonic Lodge in Bryant Pond. The tea is to honor the membership of the Greenwood and Woodstock Historical Societies for their work and dedication in preserving the history and heritage of the towns. A special historical program will be presented by sisters, Norma Salway and Dottie Adams. They will give a 30-minute interactive talk about the history behind fashions, including shoes, hats and bathing suits. This will be presented against a backdrop of vintage fashions that once belonged to their mother, the late Alice Kimball of Albany. Guests are invited to wear a piece of vintage clothing or bring a special vintage item with them to share. The program is open to members of both historical societies as well as Eastern Star members. For more information call Julia Bennett 674-2758.
The leaves are busy turning colors of red, orange, yellow, gold, and even some pink and lavender. Not only are the colors in the tree tops, the forest floor has its own smaller spectacle of color. Ferns are gold, rust, yellow and lavender. Small woodland plants are turning a similar variety of colors and the Canadian mayflower berries are purple. Look up; look down. It's color everywhere. Enjoy every moment of it because we all know how quickly it passes.
A word of caution to Upton columnist Joe Bernier. I have started my snow dancing so it may be time to get the rest of that wood stacked.
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