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On Memorial Day, the Newport Cultural Center (NCC) Friends of the Library held their annual book and bake sale. Lots of books and baked goods were on display. We’d like to recognize all the patrons who purchased books, homemade baked goods and the new book bag. If you missed getting a bag there are more available, check with the Librarian or contact a Friend member.
This fundraiser is one of many that the Friends run to raise funds to supplement the NCC library’s budget, purchasing ebook yearly membership for downloadable books for patrons to read, Discovery Museum and State park passes, along with a large donation towards the summer children’s programs and many more additions to the library.
The NCC Friends welcome visitors and new members to the group. The NCC Friends meet monthly on the second Tuesday at 6 PM at the Newport Cultural Center on 154 Main Street in Newport. Check out the NCC Friends Facebook page at and there are membership forms at the librarian’s desk.
During Memorial Day NCC Friends of the Library held their annual book and bake sale.
The Valley Arts Alliance announces a new art show at the Sebasticook Valley Federal Credit Union at 505 Somerset Avenue in Pittsfield. Linda Lawson Miller of Newport is displaying signed and framed prints of her watercolors and acrylics. The show will run until the end of August. The lobby of the Credit Union, where the work is on display, is open Monday through Friday from 9 AM to 5 PM. Membership in the Valley Arts Alliance is open to all artists in the Sebasticook Valley region. For more information, visit the VAA's Facebook page. Linda Lawson Miller and her print “St. Albans”.
There was a good turn out for the Newport Area Senior Citizens on Wednesday, June 21st at the American Legion Hall in Newport. After a brief meeting where it was agreed to have a picnic and invite the Pittsfield Senior Citizens to the July meeting, members enjoy a luncheon of salads, pasta dishes and desserts. Entertainment was provided by two young ladies known as Soul Serve Chocolate 'n Vanilla who will also be performing at the picnic next month. Soul Serve Chocolate 'n Vanilla performed for the Newport Area Senior Citizens on Wednesday, June 21st.