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PARKMAN GRANGE ANNOUNCES SCHOLARSHIPS: The Parkman Grange awarded three Parkman college students Minnie Welts Bridge Scholarships of $500 each for the 2018-19 school year. Winners this year were Benjamin Morrill and Kolby Kain at Husson University and Ethan Cooley at Unity College. Awards were made at the 7th annual Minnie Welts Bridge Memorial Scholarship Supper on Saturday, August 4th, where approximately 80 diners enjoyed smoked pork loin, hot dogs, baked beans, a variety of salads, cake and ice cream. All donations will go towards 2019 scholarship awards.
SUPER BUFFET BREAKFAST: The Knights of Columbus holds a Super Buffet Breakfast on the third Sunday of each month. The next breakfast will be held on Sunday, August 19th from 8 to 10 AM. The cost of the breakfast is $6 for adults and $4 for children, although family rates are available. The menu includes, eggs, bacon, sausage, home fries, beans, corned beef hash, French toast, pancakes, muffins, fresh fruit, coffee, tea and juice. The Knights of Columbus are located at the Saint Agnes Parish Hall on Detroit Avenue.
CFL Youth Initiative will be holding a block party on Friday, August 24th from 4 to 8 PM. There will be food, door prizes, photo ops, live band Superimposed, plus 105.7 Solution FM, gaming competition on 12 foot screens, plus more. This event is free and open to everyone. For more information contact Tim 207-341-3973. The party will be held at Hathorn Park on 200 Central Street. CFL Youth Initiative is a group of concerned citizens who want to give the youth in the area a place to be heard.
: In support of homeless veterans the Jeep Invasion will be coming to Pittsfield on Saturday, August 25th from 9:45 AM to 2 PM. There will be songs and activities including a 50/50 raffle in the Cianbro parking lot on Main Street. All Proceeds go to the veterans. If you drive a Jeep, old, new, or “vintage, assemble in Pittsfield Industrial Park at 9:30 AM. The parade will begin at 9:45 AM and the procession will go to Cianbro on Main Street.
The Pittsfield First Baptist Church will be hosting a Community Camp Fire on Sunday, August 19th from 6 to 8 PM. There will be outdoor games, hot dogs, storytime, smores and more. The event will be held on the Church lawn at 245 Main Street.
The Pittsfield Republican Committee will hold their monthly meeting on Wednesday, August 15th at 6:30 PM at the Pittsfield Public Library. Guests speaker will be Aaron Chadbourne, conservative write-in candidate in the November election. All Pittsfield Republicans are invited and refreshments will be served.
GARLAND DAYS BREAKFAST: The Garland Grange will be holding a breakfast on Saturday, August 18th during Garland Days from 6:30 to 10 AM. The menu includes eggs, bacon, sausage, home fries, toast, coffee and juice. This is an all you can eat meal priced at $6. The Grange is located on the Oliver Hill Road. For more information contact 924-4123.
The Garland Grange will be holding a supper on Saturday, August 18th from 5 to 7 PM. The menu includes, chicken pie, mashed potatoes, and homemade deserts. The price of the meal will be $7. The Grange is located on the Oliver Hill Road. For more information contact 924-4123.
MAINE LOON PRESENTATION: The Ripley Town Office will be hosting speaker, Susan Gallo, Wildlife Biologist Maine Audubon on Thursday, August 23rd at 6:30 PM. This event is free and all ages are welcome to attend. A multi-media presentation will cover the natural history of the Common Loon, from where they go in winter to where they build their nests and what they feed their young – as well as the many lessons learned over 35 years of loon counting with thousands of volunteers. While many loon conservation questions have been answered, many more remain. Learn about the history of this innovative project, and the things you can do to help make Maine an even better place for loons to thrive in the future. The presentation will be held at the Ripley Town Office. For more information contact 277-3166.
BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MONTHLY MEETING: The Piscataquis County Soil and Water Conservation District’s Board of Supervisors will hold their monthly meeting on Thursday, August 16th from 5:30 to 7:30 PM. The public is encouraged to attend. The meeting will be held at the Extension Office at 165 E. Main Street. For more information contact Sarah Robinson at the district office at 564-2321, extension 3 or email
Are you grieving the death of a loved one? Are you or a loved one currently dealing with a terminal illness and experiencing the grief that accompanies it? All are invited to explore an alternative to “talking through grief” in this free two-hour workshop facilitated by trained volunteers on Saturday, August 25th from 9 to 11 AM at the Dover-Foxcroft Congregational Church. No artistic skills are required. Participants will have an opportunity to express and process their grief experience through various artful activities such as collage. This artful grief workshop is open to both individuals and families, ages 6 to 106. Sometimes words cannot adequately express one’s grief. Some bereaved individuals would rather not talk about their losses. Allowing grief to express itself through creative processes can be very helpful and fulfilling; it doesn’t require one to talk and share their grief verbally in a group. Space is limited so participants need to pre-register by calling Pine Tree Hospice at 564-4346 by Monday, August 20th.
CHILDREN’S HERITAGE DAY: Children's Heritage Day will be held at the Monson Museum on Saturday, August 18th from 9 to 11 AM. Bring a lawn chair and listen to live Finnish music provided by Alexandra and Kermit Bennett with dance lessons provided or just listen to the wonderful music. Events for the children will include being a History Detective in the Museum, tasting Scandinavian foods such as bullas, Swedish almond cake, rice pudding, fruit soup, cookies and more. Play Finnish and Swedish games, make a fairy house and a flower wreath for your hair. Beginner Genealogy books will be given out as long as the supply lasts. This is a rain or shine event. For more information contact Estella Bennett at 876 3073 or Dawn MacPherson Allen at 997 3744.
TRADITIONAL FINN DANCE: A traditional Finn dance will be held at the Finn Hall on Saturday, August 18th. Music will be led by Alexandra Conover Bennett on accordion. Dancing will be held from 7:30 to 10 PM. The price of admission will be $8 per person, children under 12, free. For more information contact 997-3723. The Finn Hall is just a mile south of the Monson town center on Route 15.
FOLK CONCERT: The Newport Cultural Center will host a concert by the folk band, Hungrytown at the Riverwalk on Friday, August 24th at 7 PM. In case of rain the concert will be held inside at the Newport Cultural Center. Hungrytown is a folk music duo from Vermont who have been touring for more than a decade. They have released three albums and have a reputation for the quality and authenticity of their songwriting. You can learn more about this band and sample their music at There is a suggested donation of $10 for this event. Bring a blanket or a chair and relax with some great music while supporting your local library and historical museum.
T and W Garage will be holding a Benefit Yard Sale on Saturday, August 18th from 8 AM to 3 PM. Proceeds to benefit a family in need. The sale will be located at 216 Elm Street.

BENEFIT YARD SALE: The Friends of the Library and the Hartland-St. Albans Outlook Club have teamed up to hold a yard sale on Saturday, August 18th from 8 AM to 2 PM. The yard sale will be held at 277 Grant Road. Proceeds to benefit the Hartland Public Library. For more information or to donate contact 938-3585 or 938-4856.

COMMUNITY INVITED TO DETROIT FIELD DAY: The Town of Detroit would like to invite the community to Detroit Field Day that will be held on Saturday, August 18th. The following is a tentative schedule of events: 9 to 10 AM - Parade from Hurd’s Corner to Detroit Town Hall, free parking behind the Town Hall with 50/50 raffle tickets on sale throughout the day; 10 to 11:30 AM - Movies at the Town Hall; 10 AM to 3 PM - Craft Fair between the Town Hall and fire sation; 10:30 AM - Touch-A-Truck at the fire station, Open house at the Meeting House with beverages and snacks provided; 11 AM to 4 PM - Creative kids activites at the fire station; 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM - Chicken barbecue at the fire station ($7 per meal); 1 to 2 PM - Chewonki Foundation presentation with owls at the Town Hall; 2:30 to 4 PM - Movies at the Town Hall; 5 PM - Hamburgers and hot dogs (free) at the fire station while supplies last; 6:30 PM - 50/50 drawing; 6:30 to 9 PM - Music provided “Off the Wall” at the fire station (bring your own chair). The community is encouraged to come out and attend.
The Detroit Meeting House Committee will be hosting an open house at the Detroit Meeting House on Saturday, August 18th, starting at 10:30 AM. All are invited to come and see the improvements that have been made in the last few years. Refreshments will be served.
BENEFIT WALK TO DEFEAT ALS: A Walk in the Erskine Woods in Memory of Sonia will be held on Saturday, August 18th at 1 PM. The cost to register for the race will be $10. All walkers will receive a commemorative frisbee. Live music will begin shortly after the walk starts. Donations will be accepted for the entertainment and all proceeds will go to defeat ALS. The event will be held at the Dixmont Snowmobile Clubhouse on 49 Cates Road. All are invited to attend.
MONTHLY FELLOWSHIP BREAKFAST: The Dixmont United Methodist Church will hold their Monthly Fellowship Breakfast on Saturday, August 18th from 7 to 9 AM, at the Dixmont Snowmobile Clubhouse on the Cates Road. The buffet meal includes eggs, bacon, sausage, baked beans, potatoes, muffins, toast, juice, coffee and homemade pies for dessert. The cost for adults will be $7, $3 for children under 12 and free for children under 5.
CRAFT FAIR: A craft fair fundraiser will be held on Saturday, August 18th at the Irving Tanning Community Center on 62 Elm Street. The fair will be held from 9 AM to 3 PM to benefit both the Community Center and the Tri-Town food bank. Space Rentals without a table are $20 or with a table for $28. Spaces may be rented by calling and leaving a message at 938-4579. Admission will be $2 per person or 1 can or box of non perishable food.
BENEFIT SUPPER TO BE HELD FOR THE WHARFF FAMILY: A benefit supper for the Carole Wharff family will be held from 4:30 to 6:30 PM on Friday, August 17th at the Masonic Lodge in Guilford. Admission is by donation. The menu will include spaghetti, meat sauce and plain sauce, buttery garlic bread, fresh salad and dressings, cookies, assorted bars, whoopie pies and drinks. Carole's husband, Jeff Wharff, a Sangerville community member who was a familiar face at Whitney's Family Supermarket, recently passed away. Carole and her family are facing huge medical bills and family expenses. All proceeds will go to help Carol and her family in this difficult time. Anyone who would like to help during the supper or provide either a monetary donation or an item for a raffle or silent auction can contact one of the following organizers: Bonni at (207) 717-3119; Joanna at (207)343-0607, or Diana at (207)307-6557. The Guilford Masonic Lodge is located at 34 Hudson Avenue in Guilford.
The Guilford United Methodist Church will hold a free community lunch on Wednesdays from 11 AM to 1 PM. The next lunch will be held on Wednesday, August 15th. The lunch will be served at 12 PM. All are welcome to attend. The Church is located at 3 School Street.
BENEFIT YARD SALE: A benefit yard sale will be held on Saturday, August 25th. Donations can be dropped off at the Palmyra Baptist Worship Center at 768 Main Street. This event is sponsored by area food pantries to raise money for the pantries. Donations can be dropped off at Palmyra Baptist Worship Center 768 Main Street. For more information contact Pastor Herb Pearl at 416-8159 or Pat Martin at 938-2244.
COUNTRY MUSIC JAM: The Corinna American Legion Post #73 will have its next Country Music Jam on Friday, August 17th at 5:30 PM. The Post will have meals, snacks and drinks. There will also be a $25 door prize and 50/50 raffle. Everyone is welcome to come and listen or bring your instrument jam with fellow musicians. The event will be held at the Post home on 47 Maple Street. For more information contact Steve Colbath at 207-379-4426.
OPEN COUNTRY JAM: The Central Maine Country Music Association (CMCMA) will be holding an Open Country Jam on the third Friday of each month. The next jam will be held on Friday, August 17th from 5:30 to 9 PM. The CMCMA has announced a new meal policy for its monthly Country Jam. Anyone who attends the monthly jam and brings a dish to share will be admitted and eat free. Others, who meet a $5 minimum donation requirement at the door will also eat free. Anyone who does not meet this criteria will be required to pay $5 to participate in the meal. Hot dogs, beverages, snacks and packaged desserts will be sold separately. Coffee will also be available by donation. As always, individuals with a disability and children 12 and under will be admitted free of charge. For more information contact, President Jim Fraser at (207) 416-6602. No alcoholic beverages are allowed at the event. The jam will be held the at Corinna Elementary School located at 42 Stetson Road.
CANCER PRAYER/SUPPORT GROUP: 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, August 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.