Town News

Linda Baniszeski

Despite the latest snow and wind, we still have power, phone and internet connections.  We are doing much better that many parts of our country.  We had another foot of snow last Saturday night. As I sit upstairs at my desk writing this, there is a snow drift on the roof of the sun porch against the window obscuring my view to the lake.  Before the last snowfall, we watched neighbors out on the lake with snowmobiles and sleds checking their ice fishing spots,  At one point, some crows were doing the same -- that is, I mean they were checking the holes, not fishing.

Many of us in Meddybemps were blessed with nice cards and flowers on Valentine’s Day.  Patty Reynolds and Lisa Lord posted photos of the flowers they received on facebook.  My husband was very thoughtful too.  Not only did he get me roses and a beautiful card, our little Scuffy gave me a Valentine.  We also celebrated the occasion attending a party on Friday night in Robbinston; and attended the Red Dress Event hosted by the Calais Lioness Club on Saturday night at the Calais Motor Inn. All of the women looked beautiful in their red dresses, and many men wore a bit of red too. This was a completely enjoyable benefit for the Cardiac Care Unit at Calais Hospital.

Birthday wishes to Diane Gibson who celebrated hers on February 15.  Congratulations are due to Jeff Brown.  Out of 35 applicants for two open positions with Bangor Fire Department, Jeff was promoted to Lieutenant.  Jeff is an EMT with the department for over a decade.  He graduated college with a Bachelors Degree of Science last summer.  The other individual who was promoted to Lieutenant started with the Fire Dept. the same day as Jeff.

By now, Cheryl and Lance Bagley should have returned from a visit to sunny and warm Arizona.  Their doxie’s Fritz and Schatzie also made the trip by plane.  Wow, those two dogs have probably experienced something that many humans never have or will.  While away, the Bagley’s cats, Oscar and Bella, were in the capable care of Penny Lurie. 

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Drive safely, and keep warm and dry.