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May 7, 2021

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The weather today will be likely be showers and possibly a thunderstorm. High near 50 and a low around 35. Light and variable wind becoming west 9 to 14 mph in the morning. Winds could gust as high as 18 mph. Saturday will be mostly cloudy with a chance of rain and snow showers before 11am, then a chance of rain showers. High near 47 and a low of 35. West wind 11 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%. Sunday will be rain likely with a high near 57 and a low around 45. Light south wind increasing to 8 to 13 mph in the morning. Chance of precipitation is 80%.

Here’s a story from Julie Carrick Dalton: “This is 10-year-old me in the creek at my grandparents farm in the Appalachian corner of Maryland. We didn’t have a phone, TV, hot running water, or even a shower or bath tub. We heated water on the stove to bathe in a galvanized steel tub on the back porch. The only heat was from a wood stove. Our water came directly from this creek via a pump into the house. We chilled food such as fresh corn, watermelons, soda, and my dad’s beer directly in the ice-cold, mountain-fed creek. (Note the corn chilling in the background.) The farmhouse was rustic and simple, but in my mind it was the most luxurious, decadent place on earth. Although my novel Waiting for the Night Song is set in New Hampshire, the sense of childhood wonder and love of the forests and waterways that emerges in my book is based, in part, on my childhood years in Maryland. I named a main character Garrett in homage to Garrett County, MD, where my grandparents’ farm was.”

A 16-foot bass boat was recently listed in our Online Marketplace.

Local rabies clinics begin next week — this spring’s low-cost rabies clinics for the vaccination of dogs, cats, and ferrets at six locations.

A great springtime hike is the Meadow Mountain Trail. Here’s a link to 360-degree photos of the view and more information on finding the trailhead.

There are several opportunities for COVID-19 vaccines today, tomorrow and next week.

Swanton Community Center: Mother’s Day Special tomorrow from 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm.

Happy Mother’s Day to all of the moms out there! I’m going to count myself in to celebrate on Sunday as a proud fur-momma, too! 💗🐾