I am writing this before the anticipated “Irene” hits the Eastern seaboard. Hopefully she will calm down but it is better to be prepared and most everyone is “battening down the hatches” at this writing.
The “Maine Harvest for Hunger” bean hole bean supper on September 10 (rain or shine) will take place at the Rumford Information Center area (bottom of Falls Hill) instead of the original plan of the Hosmer Field Complex. It will be an authentic “New England Style” bean supper featuring ham, coleslaw, breads and desserts. Beans will be raised at 2 p.m. sharp. Servings until the pots are empty! Adults: $10 seniors and children under 14: $6 organized by University of Maine Oxford County Master Gardener Volunteers.
Construction of the Amato’s on Lincoln Ave. seems to be moving right along. If all goes well it appears a November 1st grand opening would be a realistic one.
The wind turbines are certainly getting headlines but they are also causing quite amazing sights in the River Valley. From the huge towers traveling through town on flatbed trucks to the helicopters amazingly hovering above the power lines, things you don’t normally see.
It’s a small world but while a volunteer at the Rumford Information Center and I were speaking with a couple from Baden, Baden Germany about their travels in the U.S. a couple came in from Buffalo, NY. I explained that my sister and brother-in-law live near there in a suburb called East Aurora. The couple said that East Aurora was actually their hometown and we discovered that although they didn’t know each other they lived within a few blocks from each other. I called my sister to let her know about it and knowing her I think she will look them up.
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