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The Sebasticook Garden Club held their September Meeting at the Elsie Vile's house in Augusta. The meeting began with a tour and history of the house given by Patsy West. Seven members and one guest attended pictured in the back row from left to right: Patsy West, Aliza Alexander, Sharon Wing, Ann Hardwick, and Martha Hamilton. Front row from left to right: Glenace Underhill, Carleen Harriman and Sandy Allen.
The GFWC Dexter Women’s Literary Club will meet Tuesday, October 17th at 1:30 PM at the Dexter Town Hall. Guest speaker will be Kevin Wintle of the Dexter Police Department talking about the opioid epidemic. All area women are invited to attend.
Sebasticook Valley Snowmobile Club will hold its annual Landowners Appreciation/Public Supper on Saturday, October 28th from 4:30 to 7 PM at the Big A Clubhouse on Durham Bridge Road in Newport. The supper is free to the landowners and members who have paid membership by Saturday, October 28th. The general public is welcome and the cost is $8 for adults, $3 for children ages 5 to 12 and free for children under 5. The menu will include baked beans, hot dogs, coleslaw, macaroni and cheese, biscuits and dessert.
The Sebasticook Valley Chamber of Commerce will be holding a Community Expo on Saturday, October 28th from 9 AM to 3 PM. The Expo will be located at the Ridgeview Elementary School on 175 Fern Road, Suite 3 in Dexter. The price of admission will be $2 and children under 12 enter for free. Vendors are currently being sought to take part in the main display area at the gym. Booth sizes available include 8 x 10 priced at $50 for members/$75 for non-members and an 8 x 20 space priced at $100 for members/$125 for non-members. This event is sponsored by Maine Highlands Federal Credit Union. If you are a vendor and want to participate in the event or have questions visit to obtain a registration form, contact Nicole at 368-4698 or email:
Newport Area Senior Citizens will be having their next meeting on Wednesday, October 18th at 10:30 AM at the Newport American Legion Hall on North Street in Newport. Since Halloween is just around the corner, members and guests are invited to wear costumes if they'd like. Members are asked to bring dishes or desserts for the luncheon. Everyone over 50 is invited to attend.
Valley Grange members will present approximately 80, 3rd grade students from SeDoMoCha (SAD 68) with free dictionaries at the Valley Grange Hall, on the corner of Butter Street and 172 Guilford Center Road in Guilford. This event will take place on Monday, October 16th from 12:30 to 1:15 PM. The Valley Grange sponsors The Dictionary Project through its Words for Thirds program. The Dictionary Project has placed nearly twenty six million dictionaries in the hands of school children around the world. Valley Grange’s local program extends across four districts and five schools. This is the sixteenth year and over 1,800 dictionaries have been handed out to area students. Students participating in a dictionary race will learn, about the Civil War and how the Grange came about. Getting “mail” by RFD that requires them to use their new dictionaries. For more information visit or The goal of this program is to assist all students in becoming good writers, active readers, creative thinkers, and resourceful learners by providing them with their own personal dictionary. The dictionaries are a gift to each student to use at school and at home for years to come. Educators see third grade as the dividing line between learning to read and reading to learn.