Arline Flood


I have no complaints about the weather this bright sunny morning. The driveway is bare and muddy right now but that’s better than ice and snow.

Chandler’s Maple Syrup is delicious and this weekend they opened their Shugar Shack to visitors with tours and a variety of snacks including their syrup. Many stop at their booth in the summer down at the Machias Dike. They are set up beside the Cathance Lake Woodworks and so Denny and Sandy Lyon went up to their place on Route 6 to take the tour on Sunday along with a host of others and really enjoyed the experience.

Lynn Howard called me about the news that Darrin and Heather Hamilton had a baby boy, Brayden, born on Tuesday, March 19th. A brother for sisters Tova and Kaylin. Heather is one of our scrapbook friends and so we wish her lots of fun with her new “scrapper.” The pictures are flying now.

There was a good turnout for church at the Meddybemps Christian Church this Sunday. We are still having a problem learning how to run the new hymn machine but it will get better according to Pastor Joe. The Sunday school is really down and needs new students. They have a lot of fun along with religious training. This church has always gone all out for the children. If you know of a child 4 years old and over, bring them to see what the Sunday school has to offer. It starts at 8:30 am each week just before church at 9:30. Palm Sunday was the theme of yesterday’s service with Palm leaves passed out after service. Also, communion was held. This Thursday, Maunday Thursday, will be held with a church service at the church at 5:30 pm and a supper held at the Meddybemps Community Center. Sunday, the Easter service will be held as usual. The church wishes to give condolences to the family of Jane Wright on her recent loss. Jane and her husband Dwight stayed at their home in Meddybemps for many years and were very faithful to the Meddybemps Christian Church and well known in the area. We miss her sweet face along with her faithful service to the church.

It is mud season and side roads and woods roads are very soft right now. The lower end of the East Road has taken a beating even though the road is posted to heavy loads with ugly ruts with someone using it any way. Land owners with dirt roads need to beware as the love of “Mudding” is everywhere. These folks don’t have to suffer the loss.

There was Legion and auxiliary meetings held on Monday night. The auxiliary is close to 100% in membership, so hopefully there will be some more coming in soon. Last year we won a trophy for being the first in the District to reach 100%. We have several new members and that is very exciting and hope they will attend some meetings. Next month there will be election of officers and installation in May. The president, Barbara Ramsdell, had lots of information which we will try to act on in the following year as best as we can without a building of our own. They are now meeting at St. Anne’s Episcopal Church at 6 pm the third Monday of the month.

Cathance Grange will meet on Wednesday night, March 27th, at 7 pm. We are hoping that enough money will be realized from the sale of an Easter Basket raffle to purchase a new stove as our old one is too rusty to pass inspection. Donations will be gladly excepted.