North Haven news
Writing from North Haven I am glad to say that rut season is soon upon us. The warm days and cool nights are slowing up the grass, finishing off the root veggies, and driving the overall human population back down to a more manageable 400 or so. Labor Day has since passed, the kids are back in school and the air has a more refreshing smell to it. I guess you could say that I’m a little biased toward fall. September is the time to start thinking about hunting, splitting wood and putting away the deck furniture. Notice I said “think”, i.e. relax, hike, camp, enjoy a good beer or three and then start those projects in October. Now that you all know what I won’t be doing in September, let’s talk a little about what’s going on this month on North Haven.
As I just said, we’ll talk a little about what’s going on. I say this because the mrs., son and I were in Prince Edward Island for 10 days and we came home to no real news unless you count that this friend is now dating this friend instead of our other friend or that this couple might have bought the house next door and may, or may not, be tearing it down. I suppose these things are just gossip so that is to say there isn’t much news. No news is good news so let’s talk about school, the ferry, and some old news.
North Haven Community School opened its doors to the 60-plus students of 2013-2014 on Tuesday Sept. 3. This year’s high school students will be headed down east for this year’s fall field study. While Downeast they will be focusing on coastal economies, the diversity within those economies as well as working on team building skills through expeditions in and around Cobscook Bay and Acadia National Park. I’m not sure how many boat numbers, in connection with this trip, had to be made but from the word around town it probably wasn’t as successful as one would hope.
The process for getting a line up number has changed and as anyone who lives here already knows that and would probably tell you that it is working about as well as the new parking lot gate over in Rockland. Well, actually, it’s working a little better because it does work, just not as well as many of us had hoped or imagined. I don’t miss sitting around for two hours to get the number five spot in line but I will say that getting through to the office at 11:02 to receive the number 13 spot doesn’t seem like a fair trade. As with many aspects within the Maine State Ferry Service it was bound to be full of flaws. Excuse my second form of bias in this column, I do appreciate what the MSFS offers but I can’t help but complain. If any of you readers out there feel the same or not at all email me about it I’m curious to hear some MSFS stories.
I’m sure there is more relevant news out there but I haven’t heard much so I am going to go on to some schedule changes. The first is Nebo. As of this reading Nebo will be open for dining on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays for the month of September. Another change is the slow up in Waterman’s day-to-day schedule. Andy Gelinas art exhibit will be up for a few more weeks and the biggest change is the addition of Craft night from seasons past. Craft night is on the calendar for Monday nights, at 7:30 p.m.
That’s all for this one folks. Until next time enjoy the good weather that September brings and if you think of anything I should talk about feel free to email or call.