Meddybemps News

Town News

Linda Baniszeski 


It looks as if fall is fully upon us with cooler temperatures, blowing leaves and whitecaps on the lake brought to us from Canada.  This is considered to be beautiful weather by many of us.  

Janet Wooding has been blessed with a visit for a couple of weeks by her daughter Ruth.  She lives in Montana and comes to Maine to be with Janet from time to time.  She is one of Janet’s five daughters.

We are blessed with visitors from Ohio.  A former advertising client of mine, his daughter and son (Bob Larson, Lori Bernstein and Neil Larson) made a very long road trip for a visit with us.  We are flattered by their effort and enjoy having them here.  They have never been to this part of Maine before.  Each declares how beautiful the area is; and that they understand why we retired here.  Some people are perplexed by where we retired.  Not these folks.  They are loving it!   Hopefully, they will be back during summer months with the rest of their family.  We celebrated with a lobster feast and visits to area lighthouses, towns and fishing villages.  

A large flock of wild turkeys has been frequenting the area.  Most of the ducks we see on our part of the lake have departed.  A small contingency lingers and we will be sorry to see them go.  They congregate on the lake in front of our home as if it’s also their summer place.  Once the temperatures are consistently cooler, we expect they will disappear overnight as in years past.

Pat and Rich Lentz have closed up their camp for the season and made their way home to Pennsylvania on Monday.  We will miss them.  They were here for a month and we spent a great deal of time with them.  Friday night they went out to dinner with us and Dawn and Everett Libby -- when we all celebrated Dawn’s birthday at the Bluebird Ranch in Machias.  

There’s not much else going on in our neck of the woods.  Please send your family, organization and community news to or phone 454-3719.