PARIS – The Paris Cape Historical Society will meet on Thursday, Oct. 21, at the museum on High Street, South Paris.

There will be a short business meeting after which a program will be presented by John Titus, who will tell the history of the Andrews Hotel, going back to the Civil War with David Andrews III, who served during that war. His son, Abiezer, built the first hotel.

The first David Andrews came to Paris in 1784 and lived in the Forbes District where he is buried. Abiezer is buried in the Hill Side Cemetery. The family had a stage coach that they ran from Paris to Rumford in the 1900s. The hotel was torn down to make room for the Market Square Health Care Center.

Club outing

PARIS – The Swingin’ Bears Square Dance Club in South Paris is supporting a beginner’s square dance party for anyone who wishes to try square dancing and have an outing, too.

The party will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 29, at the Boothbay Regional YMCA. Bill Fulton will be the caller. Anyone interested in joining a caravan to the dance or needing directions may call Sue Corning, club president, at 743-7176.

Holiday help

BUCKFIELD – Operation Santa Claus for SAD 39 is accepting applications from those living in Buckfield, Hartford or Sumner who need assistance at Christmas. People may pick up an application at the local town office. The deadline is Monday, Nov. 1.

Guest minister

WEST PARIS – The Rev. W. Bradford Greely will be the guest minister at the First Universalist Church at 9 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 31. The topic will be “All Souls Sunday.” A potluck brunch will follow the service.

The Universalist Churches of West Paris and Rumford were Greely’s first ministry approximately 40 years ago. All are invited to join for the service, the brunch, the fellowship, the memories and the changes that define the communities.

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