Monday, December 05, 2022

Cleanup day coming up

by By Larry Wilson
| May 11, 2022 6:45 AM

Not much happening on the North Fork – yet. Spring continues with a mix of rain, snow, sun and mud. The potholes continue to breed and the county grader works at eliminating them. I’m not sure who is winning.

At least every day brings us closer to summer and that means North Forkers are planning and preparing for sunny days ahead.

First big prep is the Sondreson Hall Spring Clean-Up indoor cleaning (cleaning supplies provided) and outside brush clean up, wood chopping, etc. bring tools. Starts at 10 a.m. with a volunteer barbecue at noon provided by Zoe and John Zardis. If you want to help but can’t attend on May 14th call Ira at 406-261-2690. There are more small projects that need to be done.

The next day, May 15th is the memorial for Walter Roberts. First, at 9:30 a.m. will be Plato’s Symposium reading at the North Fork Hostel. The actual memorial will be at 1 p.m. at Sondreson Hall. Come and share stories, pictures and memories of our friend and scholar. The main dish will be provided afterwards, but please bring a side dish or dessert to share.

Wernicks will host a gardening round table at noon on May 18th (Wed) in the gazebo at their home. Share ideas and knowledge with local gardeners. Bring starts, plants and bulbs to share or sell.

Finally, there will be a celebration of retirement for Fish, Wildlife and Parks bear specialist, Tim Manley on May 21st at 4 p.m. at Home Ranch Store. This is a Saturday and I am told that chef Robin Chopus and owner Flannery Coats are planning some really tasty treats and I assume the bar will be open.

In addition to Home Ranch, the Polebridge Store and Bakery are now open daily. I have not heard anything about the Northern Lights opening, but that should be soon also.

I have heard about several properties for sale for what I consider top dollar. Of course since I bought my cabin site with a small homestead for $10 an acre, everything seems high, but thousands of dollars per acre seems exorbitant. To me, it means ordinary folks can not afford to own anything on the North Fork and that is a shame.

What do you think?

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