Out and About

 By Dorothy Johnson

The snow did arrive in a blizzard.  I was confined to the house Monday and Tuesday and again on Thursday.  Today (Sunday) we are having warmer weather and the snow is melting. If this keeps up, maybe I will find my picnic table this week.

Harriet Martell called from Texas to say they had a tornado in their neighborhood Sunday night. Diane’s house missed any damage, but several rooves were torn off houses and several citizens were treated at a nearby hospital for non-life threatening injuries.  For now I will chose blizzards.

The community was saddened to hear of the passing of Edmund Delmonico last week.  He and his brothers would gather in midmorning at one of the restaurants in Calais and I loved to talk to them about local political issues. Edmund (and his brothers too) knew everyone and took time to speak to everyone. They were truly gentle men and gentlemen and well-loved by community members and their employees. Edmund will be especially missed as a friend of Calais and its activities.

Special hellos this week are being sent to Eldon Libby, Eva Rose Fairbrother, Gloria Smith, Greta Leighton, Ron and Diane McAlpine, Ron Windhorst, and anyone else who needs a lift.  It was good to see Gladys McCray and Arline McLaughlin out for lunch last week.  Paulyne Ward and Maxine Palmeter were out and about on Monday. Former Dragons Ben Speed, his wife Sarina (Carter) and their children were in town visiting her parents, the Carters in Alexander and his dad, Jon Speed in Princeton.  They planned to make a family trip of it and were traveling to Mars Hill to ski on Tuesday.

The dinner at the Parish Hall in Dennysville was well attended last weekend.  The next meal at the Dennysville-Edmunds Congregational Church will the first Saturday breakfast on Saturday, March 4th. Members of the church will be attending the County-Wide Congregational Hymn Sing this coming Sunday, February 26th at the Sawyer Memorial Church in Jonesport at 2:30 pm.  Everyone is welcome to participate in the Congregational Fellowship that has kept the church in Washington County for nearly two hundred years.

A quick reminder is being sent out that the Dennys River Historical Society will be having their monthly meeting at 7 pm at the Hanscom House (Lincoln Inn) on Tuesday, February 28th. Attendees are asked to bring a historical item for show and tell (or show and ask).

The spy series will continue at Lincoln memorial Library in Dennysville on March 3rd at 6pm.  The library has had to be closed on several of its regularly scheduled open days because of being snowed in, either the library or the librarians.

Emergency supplies at the Labor of Love food pantry are in need of canned tuna and spaghetti sauce in metal or plastic containers.  The pantry cannot accept glass containers.


Stay safe and have a great week.