Wistful grandmother Gwen May said what many of us are feeling: “Jacob [LeMoine] has been away to college for a week, and today I watched Tyler [Philbrook] head out. I’m so proud of my hardworking young men. Their work ethics and dedication are exceptional. Even though there’s a sadness at knowing they won’t be popping in for unexpected visits, I hope they both have a great time at school and enjoy life to the fullest. Thank goodness Dori Ann [LeMoine] is still at home (in between her social appointments with her girlfriends).” Hint to Dori Ann: This is the perfect time to put in those high-dollar Christmas wishlist items to your grandmother! We wish great success to all our college students in their studies this year.
Ann Marie Maguire provided me with an update on the postal mail contract issue. Rep. Bruce Poliquin sent her a copy of the response to the letter that he, Sen. Collins and Sen. King had sent to Postmaster General Megan J. Brennan. The letter of response, written by Scott R. Slusher (manager, government liaison) and dated Aug. 18, 2016, reads in part: “I appreciate your interest in this matter. Please know that your inquiry is currently being reviewed by officials at Postal Service headquarters. In the meantime, I wanted to provide you with this acknowledgement of your inquiry, and assure you of a forthcoming response when the review is completed. If I can be of assistance in other postal matters, please let me know.”
Fran Chetwynd enthusiastically proclaimed, “We love our lighthouse volunteers! A shout out to everyone who has volunteered at the lighthouse the past few days. Volunteers painted the stairway and upstairs rooms, moved furniture, installed new landscape plants around the bell, weed-whacked the trails, spiffed up the tower, wrote grant applications, worked on new slide shows for the video monitor and helped staff the downstairs during open hours. A great big thank you to everyone who helped out. We couldn’t do it without you!”
Donna Wiegle reminds us that the rescheduled Municipal Advisory Council (MAC) Aug. 2 meeting will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 6, at 6 p.m. in the town office. “If anyone has an issue they were planning to bring up at the August meeting, please speak to a MAC member or attend the September meeting. Sorry for any inconvenience.”
Happy birthday to Kimberly Ray Banks. Anniversary blessings to Richie and Becky Davis, Jean-Jacques and Sarah Cesbron, Ben and Belinda Doliber, Charlie and Donna Wiegle and George Kuck and Fern Burns.