Out and About


By Dorothy Johnson


The weather has warmed up a bit this week.  The higher temperatures and the two days of fog have taken off a lot of snow, and I can now see the picnic table and the deck and even a few of the steps to the driveway.  On the bad side, the warm weather has turned my driveway into a swamp and once again just getting home is a four-wheel drive challenge.

A note from Mariam Libby: For folks in the area who know Isabel Libby, you may like to know that she is hanging in there as a freshman at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, Connecticut.  She is still dealing daily with her ehlers-danlos syndrome and keeping a cheerful attitude and outlook.  With faith, she can use your prayers.  Isabel’s birthday happens to come on her spring break week so she will be home in Needham when she turns twenty on Wednesday, March 8th.  If you would like to brighten her day with a birthday card, you may send it to her at Isabel Libby, 133 Prince Street, Needham, MA 02492. 

Congratulations to the Shead Tigers’ and the Machias Bulldogs’ basketball teams, both of whom won their Maine Principals’ Association last week in Bangor.  Both teams will play for the gold ball next weekend.  We are all hoping you will bring those gold balls back to Washington County.

My niece Donna and her husband Dennis came for the weekend and were able to chase the smell of mice from my KIA. They planned to go back to Jay on Saturday, but Dennis was sick and they had to stay another day.  That gave Donna a chance to do more housework. We had a wonderful fish chowder with fresh, delicious haddock and a great meal at the Friendly.

The posters are out.  The members of the united Methodist Church in Baileyville will be having their March supper this coming Thursday, March2 from 4:30 to 6 pm.  This will be a roast pork supper with all the fixings.

The Riverside Rebekahs will be having a bake sale on Friday, March 3rd at the Woodland Foodmart beginning at 9am.  Interested shoppers will need to get there early because their food goes fast.

Special hellos are being sent out this week to Pastor Randy Chretien, Vicki O’Neil, Eldon Libby, Lynn Hill, Avis McIntyre, Greta Leighton, Gloria Smith, Blanche Haskins, Dick Carroll, Ruth Foss and anyone else who needs a lift. Our thoughts and prayers are going out to Rev. Ron Windhorst who is recovering from a heart attack.

Dick Adams of Perry got a year older this week, but he will not have his birthday until February 29, 2020.  He claims he will be twenty-one then.   

The first Saturday breakfast will be held at the Edmunds-Dennysville Congregational Church Parish Hall this Saturday (March 4th) from 7 to 9 am.

The Garrapy Food Pantry needs to restock the following items on its emergency shelves: powdered milk in quart-sized packages (comes in boxes of ten or more), spaghetti sauce in plastic jars and canned tuna.

Lenten Soup and Sermon series will be held at noontime on Mondays throughout Lent beginning on March 6th sponsored by the greater Eastport Ecumenical Churches’ Association.  There will be no charge for these meals, but a free will offering will go towards the food pantry.

Monday, March 6 will see the First Monday Tea at the Lincoln Memorial Library in Dennysville.  The Reilly, Ace of Spies, will continue this Friday.  This episode is entitled “Anna”.

Get out and support our Washington County teams as they go for the gold balls. Drive carefully.  

Stay safe and have a great week.