A mysterious stranger arrives in New Bedford and expresses interest in Grace. Fat tries to prove to himself that he is no longer a little kid. Honey is unable to reopen her salon as Callie refuses to rent her the space.
Grace and Van arrive at Lakeview Estate.
The town council seeks a new mayor for New Bedford.
New Bedford readies itself for the annual Silver Dome fishing tournament and Bank picnic at Bass Lake.
A man who worked with Hub at the lumber mill takes up a temporary position at the mine. The Bell Award is to be presented in New Bedford, and Honey, as the mayor's wife, must make a speech introducing the recipient of the award. Toppy struggles to find entertainment for the awards ceremony.moreless
The Masked Rider comes to town. Grace receives a strange letter.
Grace decides how she will deal with Van. Honey and Max talk to Hub about his future.
It is Christmas 1938, and conflict ensues when Hub brings home a friend whose life has been touched by events in far-off Europe.