Out and About

By Dorothy Johnson


It is now 5:15 a.m. on Tuesday morning.  In my haste to finish my Out and About for this week, I lost my work to the great computer in the sky.  I have it saved but I know not where.  I am going to reconstruct some of what I remember from the article.  Please excuse my lack of technology.

While I was parked along Route 1 on Sunday, waiting for a young fellow from Woodland, two gentlemen stopped to see if I needed any help.  Chivalry is not dead in Robbinston.  One gentleman was Denny Sterner and the other gentleman I did not know.  I thank both for checking out the situation.

This coming Saturday, both the ladies of the St. James Catholic Church and the Alexander Elementary School will be holding their fall craft sales.  Both venues will begin at 9 a.m. and the church fair will end at 2 p.m. with the Alexander fair closing at 3 p.m. Both sites will sell crafts, food and lunches.  A good schedule would allow a person to attend both fairs.

More volunteers are needed at the Lincoln Memorial Library in Dennysville.  Anyone who loves books and being in a lovely old building should definitely check it out.

Some of the women of the Charlotte Fire and Rescue Department Auxiliary have been working on making crafts every Wednesday to fill their table at the Charlotte Craft Fair on Saturday, November 4.

Tuesday, October 31 at 6:30, the Dennys River Historical Society will recount the earthshaking events of the Reformation with a one hour and forty-five minute film on the life of Martin Luther, concentrating on his ninety-five theses delivered on October 31, 1517.  Responded to by the Counter Reformation, it changed the outlook of Western Europe and eventually the entire world.  Everyone is invited to the Lincoln Memorial Library on King Street in Dennysville. 

Members of the Sewall Memorial Congregational Church in Robbinston are thrilled to have their wonderful stained glass window back in place and more beautiful than ever.  In part to celebrate this wonderful event, the service at 4 p.m. on Sunday, October 29 will be a special “Welcoming Neighbors Sunday”.  The service will be focused on hymns, instead of a sermon.  Everyone is considered a “neighbor” for this celebration and therefore, invited.

Last Wednesday, Nada and I took a road trip and visited the Old Schoolhouse Restaurant in Princeton for lunch. The owners have done a lot of renovations to the dining areas and of course, the food is really good.  The best part of that day was seeing some of my former students.  I saw Shain Phelps, Corey McIver, Mary McDowell, Anita Bailey, and one of the Phelps twins. I think I saw Peta Brown, but she disappeared into the kitchen so fast I did not get a chance to talk to her.

After leaving the restaurant, we went on Route 191 and then Route 214 to have a coffee at the Pie Ladies’ Bakery in Pembroke.  The bakery has steady business and while we were there, a gentleman came in to pick up his order of six pies to take out-of-state.  The ladies are taking orders for Thanksgiving pies so anyone wanting to save some time and effort could put their orders in at any time.

The Friends of the Calais Free Library are happy to be able to offer again the popular Soup and Poetry evening at the library on October 27 at 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. The event will take place in the old building (Children’s Room) at the library where the shelves will be rolled aside to make room for the tables and chairs needed for participants. Various soups, breads and cookies will be available as well as coffee/cider and water.  The poetry will be as inviting as the soups and breads and everyone is welcome.

The residents of the St. Croix Valley have been enjoying beautiful weather.  Rain has been forecast by the experts and the woods and fields really need it.  Everyday a forest fire is battled by our firefighting crews in various towns.  With the dry conditions, it only takes one spark to start a real problem with fire. 

Personally I am hoping that my mind stays competent enough to remember these beautiful fall days when the snow storms come in February.

Special hellos are being sent out this week to Mike James, Mike Trafton, Marilyn Trafton, Marguerite Graham, Beverly Crosby and anyone else needing a lift.

This is the best I can do at this time.  Again I apologize for whatever I have omitted. May you all have a safe and profitable week.