Many hands gathered throughout last weekend to start the rebuilding of the floats that will accommodate many boats and dinghies at the town landing this summer, and hopefully for many summers to come.
Although there was a cold wind blowing off the water, these hardy souls continued the work. A few camera-shy volunteers were not in the accompanying photograph, but many thanks to those who came out to help with the Round Pond village improvement effort. Pictured are Zack Stotz, Robert Ball, Roy Hudson, and Jack Hudson. Missing from the photo are John Stotz, Kurt Crockett, Gary Clifford, and Ronnie Poland. I apologize if there were any more helping hands that I wasn’t aware of.
And down on the waterfront, there is now one lobster boat back in the harbor. Spencer Dyer’s boat, “The Chain,” is the only boat bobbing on its mooring so far, but in the coming days and weeks the harbor will slowly fill up again. A very welcome sight.
Gwen Poland had an exciting birthday this year. It was celebrated at the American Legion Hall in Damariscotta. Jon Poland, Gwen’s brother-in-law, said that there were well over 50 people to help Gwen celebrate her special day. I hear tell that she cut a mean rug out on the dance floor. Happy birthday, Gwen. 29 again?
This Friday, April 4, King Ro will be serving dinner. This week’s menu will consist of B.J.’s chicken parm, served with pasta, and Maria’s meatloaf and mashed potatoes. Both will be served with salad and buttermilk rolls. Steph is making apple-pear crisp and chocolate-caramel layer cake.
B.J. and I would like to extend a heartfelt thank-you to all of our friends that have reached out to us in the past week following his unexpected surgery. Due to a very dangerous heart defect that was detected by his amazing cardiologist at Togus, he had a combination defibrillator-pacemaker installed last Wednesday. We are so humbled by the outpouring of concern and truly appreciative of each and every one.
Quote of the week: “Life is a blessing and death a deliverance. Both are gifts and neither is in our hands.”