This is Northport, cold and snowy. Clearing sidewalks in town again this year is Five-Oh, indispensable village workaholic. There are many guys named Jerry but only one called Five-Oh. What would we do without him?
Other news is that the registration forms and “rules” for the chili cook-off are now available around town. (This is part of the Winter Carnival, scheduled this year for February 23,11 a.m. to 4 p.m. out at Braman Hill.) The four chili categories to be judged are: combustible, wildlife, traditional, and white. I might as well go ahead and tell you the rules: Bring 6 quarts (at least) of your chili to the warming house, along with your own ladle with your name on it. Have it there by 11:30 a.m. Provide the name of the cook and indicate in which category the entry is to be judged. The Northport-Omena Chamber of Commerce will provide bowls and spoons, electricity and grills. Questions? Need more information? Call Lisa Drummond at 386-7444 or 386-5575.