Hi, my name is Cori...and I'm an ice-cream-a-holic. Seriously, though, I'm not a person who is prone to addiction but when it comes to ice cream, I'll be the first to admit, I have a problem.

I know I'm not alone, which is comforting. But it's difficult to live in a state where 10 out of the 12 months in a year, most people deem it too cold for ice cream. Notice I say "most people"--because I am not most people. I'd eat ice cream on a sub-zero day, no problem.

Maybe that's why, when fall comes round and all the ice cream stands start to close for the season, I feel anxious.

For instance, I was riding through Brewer with my daughter the other day, and we went to turn into DQ and realized (too late--so I looked like a total bonehead) that they had closed up shop till spring.

Gifford's and DQ on Broadway have also closed for the season.

And this Sunday at 8PM, the Bangor Fielder's choice location will shut down for the winter.

Spencer's in Bradley will be following suit, after the holidays. Thankfully, you'll still be able to find both Gifford's and Spencer's on store shelves locally. Tina, at Spencer's, even told me that if you can't find what you're looking for at stores, call her and she'll deliver it to you! (See, she gets it.)

It seems that the one lone hold-out that the diehards have to fall back on is the Old Town DQ. They're the only ice cream shop around (that I'm aware of) that stay open year round. (Thank goodness!)

For me, getting ice cream has made all of this Covid madness a little more bearable. (I know, I've been feeding my feelings. Stop judging me!)

So, my fellow ice cream fanatics, it's okay. We're going to be okay. We'll get through this winter together.

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