Believe it or not, we took off on a mini-vacation this past weekend. We went to New Jersey of all places to my bother’s 70th birthday party. Almost the entire family was there. There is always someone missing. This time it was my brother, sister-in-law and their children from Idaho. Everyone else was there - all the siblings, nieces, nephews and their children too. I saw nieces and nephews I had never met. My grandnephew, Kevin, is 30 years old and I had never met him before. His mom is 50 and the last time I saw her she was no more than 20. That was great. Several I had not seen since they were young children. That’s what happens when families get spread all over the country. Maybe we’ll do some traveling now.
There is a public hearing today, Thursday, at the Waterford Town Office about the gravel pit near Papoose Pond on Waterford. It begins at 7 p.m. FMI call the Town Office at 583-4403.
Congratulations go out to Devin Pike for his graduation from basic military training. Devin is the son of Wayne and Paula Pike and the grandson of Jane Verrill.
Saturday, Oct 9, there is a yard sale at the Albany Town House from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Town House is on corner of Hunt’s Corner Road and Route 35.
There is also a yard sale Saturday at Fare Share Market on Main Street in Norway from 9 till everything is sold. FMI call Lisa at 743-9808 or Fare Share at 743-9044.
Saturday is also the Blue Mountain Arts Festival at Sunday River. It is a wonderful craft fair, one of my favorites. It always happens when the leaves are turning.
Hope all have made it to the Fryeburg Fair. We won’t because Dave has to work and we are still doing catch-up from our trip.
Thursday ACA (Adult Children of Alcoholics and Dysfunctional Families) will meet from 10 to 11:15 a.m. at the Waterford Library. FMI call 739-9115.
The next book discussion of the Maine Humanities Council is at Waterford Library on Oct. 15 at 3 p.m. The book is "One Man’s Meat" by E.B. White. Discussion leader is Michael Bachem Ph.D. FMI call 583-2050 in Waterford or 583-2970 in Harrison.
That is all from this week. Enjoy the fall, watch those rain storms and eat a few apples, they are good for you.