Knox County Fish & Game event

Maine authors, supper at Beaver Lodge

Jun 05, 2014

Hope — Knox County Fish and Game will present a special event featuring Maine authors John Ford and Mark Nickerson Thursday, June 19, at Beaver Lodge, on the Knox County Fish & Game grounds off Buzzell Hill Road/Route 235. The evening will start 6:30 p.m. with a lasagna supper, available for a donation, and the entertainment will start immediately after supper.

Ford, a retired Maine game warden, is the author of two books, “Suddenly, the Cider Didn’t Taste So Good: Adventures of a Game Warden in Maine” and “This Cider Still Tastes Funny!: Further Adventures of a Maine Game Warden.” A natural storyteller, he comes from a long line of Maine Game Wardens. Ford was sworn into the service shortly after finishing up a four-year stint in the U.S. Air Force and spent his entire 20-year warden career in Waldo County. He has written a local newspaper column and is a regular contributor to the Northwoods Sporting Journal.

Nickerson is the author of “Blue Lights in the Night: Real Life Stories of Maine State Trooper.” Born and raised in a state police family from Vassalboro, he got to know many of the Maine troopers as they congregated at the Nickerson home once a month for a friendly game of cards. Awed by their presence and the stories they told, he wanted to be like them. He became a Maine State Trooper in 1977, first assigned to the Moosehead Lake region living in Greenville Jct. Transferring in 1982 to Unity, Nickerson spent the remainder of his career patrolling the roads of Waldo and Kennebec counties. After 28 years, he retired and went on to write a column in local papers titled “Real Life Stories from a Maine State Trooper.”

Ford and Nickerson have been doing presentations together various locations in the state sharing their humorous memories with many people. A book signing will follow the presentation. For more information, contact Vic Maccallum at 975-4447.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.

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