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Auburn church to hold annual Gingerbread Fair

First Universalist Church of Auburn will hold its annual Gingerbread Fair from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, at 169 Pleasant St....

Auburn family wins award in Fresh Air Fund photo contest

AUBURN — Auburn residents Frederick and Carol-Ann Ziegler were among the winners of the Fresh Air Fund's Friendly Towns Program 2018 Photo Contest. The Zieglers...

Optimist Club donates Pocket Constitutions

Lisa Rodrigues, director of the SHARE Center in Auburn, receives several boxes of pocket-size copies of the U.S. Constitution from George Mathews of the...

Disabled veterans sled hockey team to play, hold clinic

AUBURN — The New England Warriors, the Lewiston-based disabled veterans' sled hockey team, will be playing two games on Saturday, Nov. 10, at the...

Color guard prepares for ceremony

The Franco American Veterans Post 31 color guard is preparing for the Veterans Day ceremony at 10 a.m. Nov. 11 at the Lewiston Armory....

'Poverty in Maine' subject of UMF talk by former USDA official

FARMINGTON — Kevin Concannon, former undersecretary at the U.S. Department of Agriculture for Food, Nutrition and Consumer Affairs, will present a public lecture titled...

Poland Historical Society to host cemetery walk

POLAND — Members of the public will have an opportunity to tour a little-known cemetery on White Oak Hill at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct....

JMG celebrates 25 years of serving students

AUGUSTA — Jobs for Maine's Graduates celebrated its 25th anniversary at a gala at the Augusta Civic Center on Sept. 28. Hundreds of guests, including Maine...

Oktoberfest brat, strudel winners

The 5th annual Rangeley Oktoberfest Brat & Strudel Contest was held Sept. 27, sponsored by the Rangeley Lakes Chamber of Commerce and hosted by...

Oxford Hills Rotary collecting Crutches 4 Africa

The Rotary Club of Oxford Hills is collecting mobility devices for Crutches 4 Africa, a nonprofit organization that collects, ships and distributes them for...

Stephens High School class holds 63rd reunion

The Stephens High School Class of 1955 held its 63rd reunion Aug. 4 at 49 Franklin in Rumford. From left, front row, are Jeanne...

Hometown pride helps church repair windows

OQUOSSOC — In less than two months, donations from parishioners and nonparishioners raised over $14,000 to repair the historic, stained-glass windows at Our Lady...

Harvest Festival at Shaker Village

NEW GLOUCESTER — Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village will host its annual Harvest Festival from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, October 6. The day will feature free...

ELHS Class of 1968 celebrates 50th

The Edward Little High School Class of 1968 held its 50th class reunion in Auburn on Aug. 25. The event was comprised of a social...

Livermore Falls Women's Club installs officers

LIVERMORE FALLS — The General Federation of Women's Clubs/Livermore Falls Women’s Club installed officers for the 2018-2020 term at the Masonic Hall in Livermore. Lucille...

Auburn's last one-room schoolhouse transferred to AHS

AUBURN — An open house was held Saturday, Sept. 22, at the West Auburn School, which officially closed in 1950.  The event celebrated the official...

CMCC hosts State Police Troop B inspection

AUBURN — Students and instructors in the criminal justice program at Central Maine Community College had the opportunity to observe an official inspection of...

Children's message at Stow Baptist Church

STOW — The Rev. Doug Forbes will deliver a special children’s message at the Stow Baptist Church at 10 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 7. At the...

Androscoggin Beekeepers Club to hear Bates senior's research

AUBURN — Sam Whittaker, a Bates College senior biology major, will present findings from his research on bees to the Androscoggin Beekeepers Club at...

Minot Historical Society hosting open house

The Minot Historical Society will hold an open house from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday and Monday, Oct. 7 and 8, at the...

Lewiston grad receives UCU scholarship

LEWISTON – University Credit Union, a statewide credit union chartered to serve University of Maine System students, alumni, staff and their families, announced the recipients...

Rotary breakfast club sponsoring World Polio Day event

AUBURN – Members of the Auburn-Lewiston Rotary Breakfast Club and Lewiston-Auburn Rotary Lunch Club will hold a joint fellowship recognizing World Polio Day from...

Ali Haji-Hersi, scholarship winner at Auburn Housing Authority

Ali Haji-Hersi, center, receives a scholarship from Auburn Housing Authority Vice Chairman Dick Valcourt, left, and Chairman Art Wing. Haji-Hersi is a senior majoring...

Historical society to host presentation on Shiloh Church

DURHAM — The Durham Historical Society is hosting a public tour of the Shiloh Church at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, at 38 Beulah...

Origin of apples topic of Minot, Hebron societies talk

MINOT  — John Bunker of Palermo, author of “Not Far From the Tree,” addressed the Minot and Hebron historical societies recently on the history...

Memory Mum project underway at CMMC

LEWISTON — The Woman’s Hospital Association of Central Maine Medical Center launched its 4th annual Memory Mum Project on Sept. 14. The project was...

Grand opening of Pop Up Garden a success

More than 200 neighbors attended the grand opening of the Pop Up Garden at 115 Bartlett St. The new public green space is designed...

FCAS: Jazzy and Zipper are pets of the week

Franklin County Animal Shelter is featuring Jazzy and Zipper as its Pets of the Week. Jazzy is a 4-year-old female Staffy mix who arrived from...

Franklin County Animal Shelter: Longest resident needs loving home

FARMINGTON — Franklin County Animal Shelter is featuring Dandy and Dopey as its Pets of the Week. Also, the fifth annual Strut for Strays! 5K...

Varney achieves rank of Eagle Scout

TURNER — Ethan Varney, 16, of Turner, a member of Boy Scout Troop 187 of the charter organization, Phillip S. Bryant Memorial Post 111,...

Military Note: Airman graduates basic training

SAN ANTONIO, Texas — U.S. Air Force Airman Matthew Beaucage graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week...

Quilts donated to Safe Voices

Safe Voices has received more than 25 handmade quilts, along with pajamas, hats and mittens, from the Lisbon Krazy Kwilters. The quilts will be...

Pet of the week Bentley is very trainable

NORWAY — Bentley is a male Black Mouth Cur that is just a year old. He is a good dog that is ready to...

Franklin County Animal Shelter Cat of the Week can be visited...

FARMINGTON — Franklin County Animal Shelter is featuring Prince and Quackenbush as its Pets of the Week. Prince is a 1- to 3-year-old male lab...

Canton Lake rafts compete in annual celebration

Uncle Donny is captained by Benjamin Nichols with crew members Dyana Nichols and their dog for the Lake Anasagunticook Association's annual Lake Days celebration...

Matriarch marks 93rd birthday

Jane St. Pierre celebrates her 93rd birthday with 104 members of her family. Born Sept. 12, 1925, she and her late husband, Romeo, raised their...

Rumford Elks make donation to AYF

Richie Philbrick, left, past exalted ruler of Rumford Elks Lodge 862, makes a $225 donation to Area Youth Football President Mark Small. The Elks...

Rumford Elks donate to DARE program

Richie Philbrick, left, past exalted ruler of Rumford Elks Lodge 862, makes a $250 donation to Drug Abuse Resistance Education Officer Doug Maifeld. The...

Stanton Bird Club announces October events

The Stanton Bird Club of Lewiston and Auburn has eight events planned in October. Monday, Oct. 1. Auburn Public Library, 6 p.m. A joint program with...

Club to hold final cruise-in of the season

OXFORD — The Uptown Cruizahs Car Club will hold its end-of-season cruise-in from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22, at Tractor Supply, Route 26.  Club members...

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