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THANKSGIVING PIE SALE: The United Methodist Church of Dover-Foxcroft will hold a Thanksgiving dessert pie sale on Wednesday, November 22nd starting at 9 AM until sold out. Many varieties of homemade fruit and filled dessert pies will be priced at $ 10 per pie. The church is located at 156 East Main Street. Keep in mind to use the rear entrance. For more information, contact 207-564-9024 or e-mail
NEW FOOD BANK HOURS: The Gateway Pentecostal Church has announced new winter hours for the The Gateway Food Bank. The Food Bank will be open on Wednesdays and Fridays from 10:30 AM to 12 PM through March 2018. The Gateway Food Bank is located at 363 Moosehead Trail. For more information contact 512-5119.
GIRL’S VOLLEYBALL SIGN-UP: The Newport Recreation Department will be starting a girl's winter volleyball team. The volleyball team is open to all girls who are currently 14 to 16 years old and are Newport residents or live in the surrounding areas. Contact Gene Crockett, Rec Director, at 974-9516 or Julie Moulton, Volleyball Coach, at with questions or concerns.
DONATIONS SOUGHT FOR BLANKET AND COMFORTER CAMPAIGN: Faith-In-Action Ministry’s 7th Annual Blanket and Comforter Campaign in the local community is in full swing as colder weather has arrived to the area. Children and adult winter clothing, along with new or gently used blankets and comforters are currently being accepted, with an emphasis on hats, mittens, gloves, thermal underwear, blankets etc. The winter clothing items needed are: coats, boots, ski-pants, scarfs, socks, etc. Toiletries would also be a welcome addition including, shampoo, toothpaste, toothbrushes, deodorant, etc. Take note that the drop-off boxes have been moved to different locations; therefore, winter clothing, blankets, comforters and (bagged) toiletries may be left in the blanket/comforter drop-off boxes in the following locations: Key Bank on 63 Main Street, TD Bank on 76 Main Street and Generations The Salon on 87 Main Street all in Newport. If you would like to arrange a pick-up of donations or if you currently are in need of winter clothing or blankets, contact Kevin, Faith-In-Action Ministry, at 207-313-4861. No Sunday phone calls. All donations help neighbors in the surrounding communities stay warm during the long winter months.
BENEFIT POTLUCK SUPPER: A benefit potluck supper for Mack Bournival will be held on Sunday, December 3rd from 2 to 6 PM. The supper will be held at the Palmyra Grange Hall on Route 2. Mack has stage 4 cancer and the proceeds from this by donation meal will be used to help with medical bills. The community is invited and encouraged to come out and attend. For more information on how to help contact Michelle at 341-5226 or Kathie at 341-0573.
EDIBLE FOODS IN THE WILD TALK: The Burnham Women’s Extension Group will be hosting David Fuller at the Burnham Town Office on Wednesday, December 6th at 10 AM. The doors open at 9 AM with 3 gift drawings. Light refreshments will be available. Fuller will be speaking on “Edible Foods in the Wild”. Men and women are invited to attend. The Town Office is on the S Horseback Road.
SPINNING FIBER ARTS GROUP: Spinning Fiber Arts Group will hold their meeting every fourth Saturday of the month. The next meeting will be held on Saturday, November 25th at the Abbott Memorial Library from 9:30 to 11:30 AM. All types of fiber arts are welcome as the group will share and learn from one another. The library is located at One Church Street.
The last Dexter Dover Area Towns in Transition (DDATT) event of 2017 will be held on Friday, December 1st at 6 PM. During the meeting a free historic movie titled, "Working The Land, The Upper Kennebec Region of Maine in the 1930's" will be shown. This is a 65 minute long film from Northeast Historic Film, providing a glimpse into how recent ancestors dealt with food, fiber, energy, and recreation, mostly by power of muscle, the sun, and falling water. The event will be held at the Abbott Memorial Library, with light refreshments and discussion following. For more information contact 277-4221.
MONTHLY SENIOR MUG UP: The Canaan Farmers Hall will be sponsoring their monthly Senior Gathering Mug-Up on Wednesday, December 13th from 12:30 to 2 PM. The meeting will be held at the Canaan Fire Station. Stop by for lunch and conversation. For more information contact Mary at 474-6037 or 431-9878.
CANCER PRAYER/SUPPORT GROUP MEETING: The Corinna Cancer Prayer and Support Group will meet every third Tuesday of the month from 4 to 5 PM at the Corinna United Methodist Church Parsonage (the house next to the church) on the Dexter Road. The next meeting will be held on Tuesday, November 21st. Meetings are open to anyone in the community or surrounding communities that has been touched by Cancer. For more information, contact Carol at 278-7952.
SUICIDE SURVIVOR SUPPORT GROUP: The JD Foundation will be hosting a Suicide Survivor Support Group on Tuesday, November 21st at the JD Foundation office on 107 Main Road. The group will meet at 6 PM. These support groups will be facilitated by people who have lost a loved one and truly know what it is like to walk through this grief. The group will run once a month unless the group decides on something different. For more information contact
ANNUAL PIE SALE: St. Agnes Ladies Guild will be holding their annual pie and bake sale on Wednesday, November 22nd from 9 AM until sold out. The pie sale will be held at the Sebasticook Valley Elks Lodge on 140 Middle Street. This event is a major fundraiser for the year and part of the proceeds goes to support a sponsored child in Honduras through Unbound. For more information contact Lorrie at 487-2726.
The education department at Sebasticook Valley Health will offer Heartsaver classes at 167 Leighton Street. Infant/Child/Adult CPR and AED will be offered on Monday, December 4th from 5:30 to 9 PM. First Aid will be offered on Monday, December 11th from 5:30 to 9 PM. The cost for CPR is $50, First Aid $40, or $70 if registering for both classes. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Contact 487-3890 extension 2731 for more information or to register. The TTY number is 487-4590.