EATON column by Nancy E. Williams
Are we enjoying all the traffic
on Rte. 153 this weekend? Because they are sliding in a new bridge
on Rte. 16, all traffic has been rerouted to Rtes. 25 and 153.
Actually, right at the bridge, you can take a left, follow that
around, take a right and then youll be able to join 16
after the bridgework. No, they dont tell you that, right?
Anyway, I hope you are all happy to still be enjoying the beautiful
leaves all over the valley. What luck to live up here and have
that beauty all around us. Happy fall, everyone.
The Eaton Conservation Commission
is planning a Volunteer Work Day on Foss Mountain on Saturday,
October 24, at 9 a.m. (rain date is October 25). Meet at the
winter parking lot to carpool, or in the parking lot up at Foss.
Bring loppers for cutting saplings and gloves. A few week whackers
would be great. Any questions, call Marnie at 447-3877.
Wasnt it great to get all
that steady rain? I crossed over some rivers recently and they
looked normal. Hopefully, our wells have filled up and we can
cut down on the conservation of water. I do like the sound of
rain pattering down at night on the metal roofs. Hopefully, we
will have a nice snowy winter and not such a dry summer. (Oh,
no, I didnt actually say that word, did I??)
Dont forget to try the Prime
Rib dinner at Snowvillage Inn on Wednesdays, Oyster Orgy on Thursdays,
and their fabulous other dinners for Friday and Saturday. Call
for reservations soon at 447-2818.
The Eaton Village Store is still
cooking up wonderful breakfasts and lunches Friday, Saturday,
and Sunday. Also, stop down to Little Field Farm Stand on Rte.
153 for delicious croissants, their wonderful-secret-family-recipe
bread, all sorts of squash and lots of pumpkins. Fall reminds
me of happy times with windy weather, warm jackets, long walks
on gravel roads, sipping mulled cider, wool hats, colorful gloves
- yes, fall is the best season to me and to so many others. I
really did miss Fryeburg Fair though. Enjoy the nice weather.
If you havent filled out
your Absentee Ballot, there is still time before the November
3rd election. You can go into Town Hall to vote, of course, but
the safety of our Selectmen and all the personnel present at
the Town Hall, as well as those people voting, is a risk. Just
make sure that you do vote because in our country, it is one
of our most special freedoms to be able to mark your ballot.
(I will not miss putting all the political ads into your boxes,
Speaking of mail, I realize that
with the COVID 19 virus around, some of you are hesitant to come
into the Post Office. We have a really small space and with all
the ordering done on line, it looks like Christmas already. Please,
come in more often to get your mail, especially if you have ordered
large packages. I sometimes have 50 yellow cards out, yes, 50
bundles of mail and/or packages for a small number of boxes.
Please help me out and come see me and Carol more often. Many
thanks. We will get through this together! Dont forget