Start the day at hunters’ breakfast
Whether it’s to get stoked up for a big hunt on opening day or just to enjoy a good hearty breakfast, the Saturday, Oct. 27 Hunters’ Breakfast at Mt. Olivet Lodge is a great way to start a day. The Masons are holding its annual hunting season kick-off meal from 4:30 to 8:30 a.m. Breakfast includes: eggs made to order or homemade waffles along with bacon or sausage, home fries, toast, biscuits and gravy, orange juice, and coffee or tea. All this is $6 for adults and $3 for children.
Sweet Season Café enters countdown
Sweet Season Café will be serving its delicious breakfasts and lunches for just 10 more days before closing for the winter on Sunday, Nov. 4. The homemade meals at this award-winning little restaurant can’t be beaten, I promise you. Dennis, Ed, and Virginia Reardon not only offer creative, tasty food prepared with the best ingredients — much of which they grow themselves — but also with at lot of TLC. In addition to the café, the farm store carries milk and bread, juices, fresh veggies and fruit in season, organic meat and many other foods. There’re still a few flavors of ice cream, to choose from, too. Our little town has lost some businesses this year, it’s sad to say, but happily Sweet Season Café and farm store, will be back next season. Meanwhile, there’s time to enjoy a good meal and wish the Reardon’s a good winter between now and Nov. 4.
Spooky fun on haunted trail
For a truly spooky Halloween outing, check out the Haunted Trail at Washington Manor on Wednesday, Oct. 31 – Halloween evening – between 6 and 8 p.m. Located safely back off the road on Manor property, the trail is complete with ghosts, goblins, skeletons, scary lighting, cobwebs, and a real cemetery. Dreadful witches will offer candy and a cool punch “potion” inside at the end of the walk. Residents and staff of Washington Manor put together a really good time for kids and families. The event is free although there will be a collection bucket for donations if you care to help defray the costs. All youngsters are invited to walk the trail — if you dare. Little ones should bring a parent or other grown-up.
Voters – get it right
It seems there’s a lot of craziness around all aspects of this election year. We can’t do too much about some of it, but we can get out there and vote. Of course, there are some changes in the way that’s done, too, but you can get it right if you pay attention. One change in Maine law requires that those who wish to vote register in person at the town office. This entails showing a photo identification and presenting a utility bill, lease, or other proof of residence. Now, even though the women at the town office may know you well, they have to see those items so they can affirm to the state that you are who you are. They know it and you know it, but the state doesn’t know it. With these proofs, though, you can register to vote anytime during town office hours, including on Election Day. So just do it and get out there to vote. It’s important.