Town News

Arline Flood


This will be a little short this week as it’s been real busy at our house lately. Sandy Lyon, our daughter, graduated from the University of Maine at Machias on Saturday. We were so proud of how she stuck it out through the years of raising a family, working and finishing her education. During this time she found her soulmate and is happily married to Denny Lyon with two stepsons. There were tears in my eyes as I watched her walk to the stage and receive her diploma.

A party was held at the Grange Hall Community Center on Sunday afternoon with a buffet prepared by her sister, Marcia Wheelock. Lots of other great food was also brought in to make it a great meal.

There was a special cake with Sandy’s smiling face printed on it. Decorations were attractively put up around the room with balloons. It rained hard all day but did not dampen the good wishes and love for this special woman.

There was a wonderful program at the Maine Veterans’ Home in Machias on Wednesday, May 14, at 2:00 p.m. It was a recognition ceremony where 12 men and women received certificates of appreciation from the citizens of Maine. Also there were four awards give to James Meehan by Rep. Michaud and Peter Ogden. Jim was the school bus driver in Cooper for many years and a few of his neighbors were present to watch him receive this honor along with his daughter Marie Emerson and two grandchildren, Forest and Chelsi Maffai. Among those we knew receiving awards were Jay Hinson, former owner of The Calais Advertiser and Chester Kulak, the veteran whose birthday we celebrate in July when the Calais Legion Auxiliary hold the birthday party at the VA.

A buffet of blueberry desserts and iced tea was enjoyed courtesy of Marie. We talked with Bruce Glanville who has settled into the home. He told us that he gained 10 lbs. since moving in.

There was a movie about Alzheimer’s shown which I will write about next week.

Cathance Grange met on Wednesday night, May 14 at 7:00 p.m. with a guest, Charlie Bennett. He told us that burial for his wife Elin would take place Saturday, May 17 in East Machias.

A yard sale was discussed and a date will be set soon. John Johnson was welcomed back from his Florida home. His daughter Shannon has moved to Texas with a great new job and he visited Texas before coming to Maine for the summer. A fun lecturer’s program by the lecturer, Louise Lee was held. The mystery prize for the women was won by Arline Flood and Ralph Flood won the men’s. The CWA prize was won by louise Lee.

Pomona Grange will be held at Cathance Grange on June 3 preceded by a 6:00 p.m. pot luck supper. After the meeting a lunch was held downstairs where we got a chance to look at the newly painted floor. Quite an improvement as it hadn’t been painted for many years.

A small membership at the Meddybemps Christian Church this week with rainy weather. Pastor Rolfe Flood did the service and then went to Woodland to preach at the Methodist Church due to the sudden illness of the pastor.

Kathleen Green, PA-C, daughter of Frank Green and the late Pat Green, flew in from Albany, NY to spend some time with Dad, who has a birthday on the 20th.

Come August, Kathy has 30 years as a Physician Assistant. She works in North Adams, ME. She goes to work on the Mohawk Trail everyday.

Once again I am looking for a typewriter to replace this one that half works. Much thanks to the lady that gave me one a couple of years ago but I need one again.