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The Historical Preservation Committee had several people donate raffle items including, a signed print by Raymond “Slim” Clark. This print was donated by Dr. Kathleen M. Pigeon Clark. The matting was donated by Michael W. Giroux, Berry’s Stationers in Oakland. The 100 year old frame and glass was donated by a Committee member. The proceeds from the raffle go to the restoration of items in the collection. The lucky winner was Tonya Parker from Plymouth. The Historical Preservation Committee is currently working on an upcoming event, “A Fireside Chat about Camp Benson”. The Committee is seeking pictures, newspaper articles, stories etc. The committee is looking to add these items to the collection or borrow for display purposes. If you have any items to share, contact K Hartsgrove at or 416-8771. For more information, contact The Newport Cultural Center is located at 154 Main Street in Newport. Call 368-5074 or stop by on Tuesday through Friday 9:30 AM to 5:30 PM and Saturday from 9:30 AM to 1:30 PM.

The Sangerville Historical Society will meet for it's regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, August  27th at 6:30 PM. The meeting will be held at the museum across the bridge on the Douty Hill Road.  Anyone interested are welcome to attend.
Abbot Historical Society members will be holding a pot luck dinner at the Abbot Town Hall on Tuesday, August 27th at 5 PM followed by the regular business meeting. Anyone who has an interest in Abbot history or would like more information about local history to feel free to attend. Table settings, coffee and soda will be provided. Bring a dish to share. If you have any questions contact the Bennett's at 876 3073.
The Dover-Foxcroft Historical Society invites all to the Wednesday, September 4th meeting to be held in Central Hall at 7 PM in Dover-Foxcroft.  Maine author Tim Caverly will present his Jeopardy style power point program “So You Think You Know Maine.” Tim has spent his life in Maine’s outdoors, grew up shadowing his father who was a fire warden, and brother Buzz who was Ranger and Director in Baxter State Park for 46 years; it was natural for him to seek a career in the Maine outdoors. Tim earned his Bachelor of Science and teaching certificate at the University of Maine Machias. While in college he began working as a ranger at Sebago Lake State Park and continued his employment with the Department of Conservation as manager of Aroostook and Cobscook Bay State Park as well as regional supervisor of the Allagash Region. Now retired after 32 years, Tim and his wife Susan travel throughout with their “New England Reads” literacy outreach sharing his adventures and stories with students and adults.  He has published ten books from pre-k through adult.  Tim’s latest adult read “The Ranger’s Wife” along with his other books will be available for purchasing and signing. His books and list of his appearances may be found at This event is open to all.