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CANAAN FIRE DEPARTMENT
RECEIVES DONATION

Rhonda Taylor, President/CEO of Maine Highlands FCU, presented the Canaan Fire Department with a donation for burning down the former Canaan Family Restaurant on Main Street in Canaan. The grounds are now the future site of the Credit Union’s newest branch to be built in 2019.



THE COMMON GROUND COUNTRY FAIR TO BE HELD IN UNITY
The Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association (MOFGA) will be sponsoring the Annual Common Ground Country Fair beginning on Friday, September 21st through Sunday, September 23rd at the MOFGA’s Common Ground Education Center in the town of Unity. Gates open at 9 AM each day. The Common Ground Fair offers a wide variety of agricultural events and demonstrations for fairgoer’s to participate in or to observe as a spectator including, 5K foot race, donkey and mule shows, draft horse show, fleece show, sheep dog demonstrations, blacksmith demonstrations, a number of keynote/featured speakers and presentations, public policy teach-in, children’s area, garden parade, composting and recycling, country kitchen demonstrations, live music, farmers market, folk art, food vendors, herb tent, livestock shows, basket making, plus more. Horse drawn wagon rides will be held daily at the Common Ground Country Fair in Unity. (Photo courtesy of Jean English)
Ticket prices will be as follows: Adults (13 to 64) $10 in advance or $15 at the gate daily; Elders (65+) $8 in advance or $10 at the gate daily; Children (12 and under) are free daily; Persons with disabilities are free daily; School groups grades kindergarten through grade 12 are free on Friday; MOFGA members have free admission if they present their membership cards at the ticket gate. Bike to the fair and get $2 off admission. The purpose of the MOFGA is to help farmers and gardeners: grow organic food, fiber and other crops; protect the environment; recycle natural resources; increase local food production; support rural communities; and illuminate for consumers the connection between healthful food and environmentally sound farming practices. The Common Ground Fair will be located on 294 Crosby Brook Road in Unity. For more information contact 207-568-4142, email: mofga@mofga.org or visit www.mofga.org for a full schedule of events.



ALL INVITED TO CELEBRATE THE CORINNA FALL FESTIVAL
The Town of Corinna invites the community to come out on
Saturday, September 22nd to take part in Corinna’s Fall Festival.

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BABIES FROM KAYLA NOW COLLECTING DONATIONS
FOR CHILDREN ENTERING THE HOSPITAL
In August of 2015, Kayla Fletcher was diagnosed with leukemia just three months
after she graduated from Maine Central Institute (MCI) with the class of 2015.

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BEA RUSSELL, FNP TO JOIN PITTSFIELD FAMILY PRACTICE
Bea Russell, FNP will join Pittsfield Family Practice. Bea is a true lover of the outdoors
and recreation the region has to offer, a wife of 11 years to Les Russell,
a Navy trauma nurse, and now a family nurse practitioner.

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TAKING REQUESTS FOR MCI COMMUNITY SERVICE DAY
Maine Central Institute (MCI) students are planning a Fall Community Service Day
for Wednesday, October 31st from 8 to 10:30 AM.

CARING FOR BACKYARD POULTRY DURING THE WINTER MONTHS
University of Maine Cooperative Extension in Piscataquis County is holding a poultry
workshop for prospective and beginning small-scale meat and egg producers.

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