Waldo Town News

By Jordan M Bailey | Feb 26, 2014


Town Meeting Date Set

Waldo Town Clerk Sandra Smith announces that the town has set the date for this year’s annual town meeting. The meeting, to be held at Waldo Town Office and Municipal Building will begin at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 23. Residents are welcome to arrive at 8:30 for informal conversation and coffee and breakfast items prior to the official start of the meeting.

For more information on town meeting and associated topics, contact Waldo First Selectman Kathy Littlefield at (207) 342-5348.

Perchin’ Prediction

With two feet of ice on our lakes and ponds and two feet of snow on top of that, it takes some effort to even get a line in the water. In my case, my manually-powered ice auger makes the job even more tedious. But despite these drawbacks, late February and early March are particularly good times for ice fishing. And folks who like white perch will find them in approximately 50 feet of water at this time. Early morning and late afternoon hours are best.

Courier Columnists

I recently got a nice note from Charlotte Henderson regarding a piece I wrote in my home-and-garden column about fragrant flowers. Charlotte shared some interesting tidbits about old-time uses of certain flowers. Charlotte is the Washington columnist for the Courier Gazette.

Last Tuesday, Marion Honeycutt, who writes an opinion column for the Republican Journal, called and invited me to a lunch at an Oriental restaurant in Belfast. Best of all, Marion picked up the tab. As my old Scottish friend Jim Mollison always said, with a sparkle in his eye, “Food tastes better when it’s free.”

Spring Hopefuls

It seems that every other person I speak with is certain that spring will arrive early. At present, it doesn’t look that way to me, but those rosy forecasts do much to buoy my spirits. The fact of the matter, however, goes like this: The wind may blow, the cock may crow, the rain may rain and the snow may snow, but we still have 22 more days to go before spring officially arrives.

Weekly Quote

“We shall not grow wiser until we learn that much that we have done was very foolish.” – F.A. Hayek

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