Topic: home, land history
BETHEL — A series titled “My House/My Land: What Is Its History” will be offered jointly by the Bethel Historical Society and the Mahoosuc Land Trust starting on Tuesday evening, Sept. 25, at 7:30. The three-part program will take place at the Dr. Moses Mason House, 14 Broad St., and examine home and land ownership in a historical context, going back from the present to pre-settlement times.
The first talk will be given by Richard Hale, associate professor emeritus in wood technology at the University of Maine School of Forest Resources. A member of the Historical Society’s board of trustees, Hale will focus on Maine land-use history in the Bethel area.
The second lecture and discussion, scheduled for 7:30 on Oct. 9, will be led by Kirk G. Siegel, Esq., of Hanley & Associates, P.A. and Oxford Title. In a program titled "What Land Records Should I Have?" Siegel will discuss two related aspects: essential land data for real property owners, and exploring land records for historical and general research. He will also touch upon the subject of conservation options for landowners.
The third and final session in the series, tentatively scheduled for Oct. 23, will cover the importance of having a property legally defined on the ground by surveys, how surveys are properly carried out and what problems surveyors often encounter in their research. For more information about this series, contact the Bethel Historical Society at 824-2908 or email@example.com.
Food pantry open on Sept. 28
OTISFIELD — The Food Pantry will be open from 1 to 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 28, at East Otisfield Free Baptist Church, Rayville Road. The pantry is open on the fourth Friday of every month. For more information, call 539-4619.
CROP Walk addresses poverty
BETHEL — The West Parish Congregational Church, UCC, will sponsor its seventh annual Bethel Area CROP Walk (Churches Respond to Overcome Poverty) at 12:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 30, around Bethel Village.
The walk is about three miles long.
Seventy-five percent of the funds raised support the efforts of Church World Service. Twenty-five percent will benefit the Bethel Food Pantry.
For more information, call Jane Chandler at 357-3524.
Historical Society cookbook sale
MINOT — The Minot Historical Society has received an overwhelming amount of favorite recipes from local folks. Members are now going to start taking pre-orders for the cookbooks. The price is $10 per book.
The cookbooks will be available for pickup at the following locations starting in October, or by contacting members at the numbers below.
Oct. 9, West Minot Grange Hall, 6 p.m., when the Minot Historical Society hosts a potluck and guest speaker Rachel Desgrosseilliers of Museum L-A.
Nov. 6, Minot Town Office on election day, at the MHS bake sale table.
Send checks to Minot Historical Society, c/o Nicole Hastings, 117 Harris Road, Minot, ME 04258 or contact the group via email at MinotHistoricalSociety@gmail.com or Whitney King-Buker by phone at 966-2622.
Socrates Cafe meets Oct. 1
WATERFORD — A Socrates Cafe gathering will be held at the Waterford Library on Monday, Oct. 1, from 6:30 to 8:30. Meetings are held on the first Monday of each month. The group offers a forum to discuss current topics and ideas in a warm, friendly atmosphere, where divergent views will be welcome.
The topic for the October meeting will be “What is Truth?” The moderator will be Jim Kearney.
For more information call 583-6957 or email the library at firstname.lastname@example.org.
'Couponing for Real People'
NORWAY —Couponing for Real People will be presented from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, at The Progress Center, 35 Cottage St.
Carin Dowling, from www.facebook.com/carin.dowling.3, will show how to not only help reduce grocery bills, but also how to save money on the everyday items. The class will include hands-on learning, store resources and giveaways. For those who don’t get a Sunday paper or have a computer and printer she’ll also show other ways to save money.
Would you like to use coupons but don’t want to stockpile items? Dowling will explain stockpiling, when to do it and when not to. According to Dowling, “Not having too much of the same item will also save you money. No one really needs 300 toothbrushes and enough deodorant to last 38 years at one time.”
The price for the 2 1/2 hour class is $20 and $10 for seniors. All proceeds to benefit the Oxford Hills Community Kitchen.
For more information and to register call Priscilla at 742-8049, ext 266. Seating is limited so make a reservation early.
Veterans Home craft fair tables
PARIS — The Maine Veterans Home Advisory Committee will hold their annual craft fair on Nov. 3 at 477 High St. Table rentals are $15.For more information, call Marilyn Ramsay at 743-5723.