HARTFORD – A free buffer planting workshop will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday, June 26, at McSherry Lane off Route 219 on Little Bear Pond.

Participants will discover a new way to protect lake water quality by planting vegetated areas (buffers) along the shore and the benefits of using native plant species.

The workshop is sponsored by the Oxford County Soil and Water Conservation District. For more information call Dick Bray: 224-7763

Recalling past

WOODSTOCK – Woodstock Historical Society members recalled old times at the June meeting.

Olive Risko sent an essay recounting sledding, the Grange and stores in Woodstock. Curator Larry Billings remembered national events like Kennedy’s assassination and Watergate. Several members thought of V-J Day. Ruth Cox remembered family connections with Mollyockett Mountain in Woodstock.

During the business meeting the July 10 flea market was discussed. Anyone can rent a table for $3 and the society also hopes to have a food sale. It will run from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Donations can be taken to Ruth Cox. The society also wants to repair its chemical toilet and Jack Brooks is looking for a part. Vice President Annella Burnham presided since Olive Risko was absent.

The next program will be the evening of July 10 and will feature a video supplied by Kathleen Bean.

Summer Sundays

NORWAY – Summer evening services at the Norway UU Church will begin July 11 and will be held at 7 p.m. in the church Concert Hall, 479 Main St. The worship committee has arranged for a variety of programs “in the cool of the evening.” Dates are July 11, 18, and 25, and Aug. 1, 8 and 15.

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