by Marilyn Rogers-Bull & Percy
Solon, Maine 04979
Good morning, dear friends. Don’t worry, be happy!
The Solon Pine Tree Club met at the Solon Fire Station on January 11 for their meeting. In attendance, there were six members and five leaders.
The craft project was wood burning and finishing candles from the previous month.
Leader Mrs. Pooler shared information on Maine 4-H camper scholarships ranging from $100 – $200. These camps are at Blueberry Cove, Bryant Pond, Greenland Point and Tanglewood.
Hunter, Cooper, Kaitlin and Sarah will give their demonstrations in February. The remaining members will give their demonstrations in March.
4-H members will be doing their annual food trays as a community service during the February meeting.
The club will provide food for the dinner during town meeting day, Saturday, March 7. This will take place at the Solon Elementary School.
The next meeting of the Solon Pine Tree 4-H Club will be on Saturday, February 8, at 9:30 a.m.
Received the following e-mail from Angie Stockwell about news from the Margaret Chase Smith Library, in Skowhegan: First issue of 2020 is ready for viewing. Even in the dead of winter with freezing temperatures, the MCS Library continues to be busy. Chancellor Malloy visited; PBS featured a McCarthy documentary; Scott joins the MCS Policy Center; National History Day in Maine judges are needed; Essay Contest focuses on Maine’s Bicentennial; and two high school students are off to Washington, DC, as winners of the U.S. Senate Youth program. Opportunities to contribute to the annual fund are bolstered by a Hannaford Supermarket fundraiser. Here’s the link: Margaret Chase Smith Library newsletter.
There will be a marijuana opt-out or not options with (these options listed under Adult Use Establishment options are Adult Use Retail Stores, Cultivation Facilities (inside and/or outside) Manufacturing Facilities, Testing Facilities and Note: No “Social Clubs” are allowed. Medical establishment options are: Caregiver Retail Stores, Registered Dispensaries, Manufacturing Facilities and Testing Facilities..
The Maine State Law provides that all the above options are not allowed in a municipality unless that municipality votes to allow them.
In the above paper that I took this from, it states that,”The state has created the rules and regulations covering each of the above options. The state will not issue any licenses to a proposed business unless the municipality the business will be located in has voted to allow that option in their municipality. Currently Solon has not voted to “Opt In” on any of the above options and is not required that we do so.
Carol Dolan sent me this email awhile ago and I did put it in at the time but perhaps you have forgotten and need more things to do in these cold days of winter. A sewing class at 10 a.m. – noon, on Wednesday. TOPS (Take off Pounds Sensibly) 10:30 – 11:30 a.m., Wednesday; Weight Watchers: 5 – 6 p.m., Wednesdays. Come in an sign up – new members accepted. Pickle Ball: 6 p .m., Monday’s, except second week, when it’s on Tuesday. Community Center meetings: 6:30 p.m., Thursday, prior to the second Saturday supper.
If you have any questions, contact Wayne at 474-1065.
And so now for Percy’s memoir: I seek in prayerful words, dear friends, my hearts true wish to send you, that you may know that far or near, my loving thoughts attend you. I cannot find a truer word, nor better to address you – nor song, nor poem have I heard is sweeter than “God bless you.” God bless you! So, I’ve wished you all of brightness life possesses , for can there any joy at all be yours unless God blesses? And so, “through all your days may shadows touch you never – but this alone – God bless you – then thou art safe forever!”
The above didn’t say who wrote it. Anyway, I’m going to put in another one this morning to cheer you: It is called, Love Hath No Season: Love is never out of season, we can always find it where we connect with one another, through thoughts and deeds we share. We may avow it in a letter or recite sweet words of prose; We may show it by a loving glance, or express it with a rose. We may shout it from the rooftops or whisper it soft and low, but no matter how we show it, it sets another’s heart aglow. (words by Catherine Janssen Irwin.)