CARTHAGE – Richard K. White, president of Webb River Valley ATV Club, has announced that the access trails on Ballfield Road and River Road are closed until further notice. As a result, there is no ATV trial access to the gasoline pumps in Carthage. This closure is due to landowner complaints about excessive noise and speed.

Ministry services

PHILLIPS – The Phillips Shared Ministry met on June 15 to discuss how ministry will be continued when Pastor Norm Boulay assumes his new appointment at the end of June. Until a pastor is found to serve the church, Sunday services will be conducted by various speakers.

It was decided to change the time of the service to 10 a.m., effective July 3 and services will continue at the Congregational Church through the end of September. Beginning Oct. 2, services will move to the Community House for the winter due to financial constraints.

The Shared Ministry Pastoral Search Committee is working with the United Church of Christ Conference to obtain a new pastor. Meanwhile, the Shared Ministry will continue and all are welcome to come and worship. Choir practice continues at the Congregational Church at 7 on Thursday nights.

Nutrition camps

FARMINGTON – Doris Cushman, nutrition aide in the Franklin County Office of the University of Maine Cooperative Extension will present a series of Summer Nutrition Camps. The Summer Youth Program, “Food, Fun and Fitness” is presented free and there is no age limit. Children younger than 8 can attend but should be accompanied by an adult or older sibling.

Camps will be held at the following locations and times: Wilton, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., July 13 and 14, at Kineowatha Park; Chesterville, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., July 19, at Blauvelt Farm; Carthage, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., July 26 and 27, at Carthage Town Hall.

Activities include making healthy snacks, practicing food safety, playing games, crafts, exercise with hula hoops, coloring in agriculture coloring books featuring farm life.

Registration is required. For more information or to register, call 778-4650 or 1-800-287-1478.

Jazz camp

FARMINGTON – The Maine Jazz Camp is returning to Farmington for three weeks starting Sunday, July 10. Under the direction of Christine Correa, the Maine Jazz Camp offers students the opportunity to work with well-known jazz musicians. The faculty takes turns leading jazz performances, which are free and open to the public with donations accepted for the Jazz Camp scholarships for students.

The performances are held at 8 p.m. Sundays through Thursdays, usually in C131 or occasionally in Nordica Auditorium at the University of Maine at Farmington.

Musicians includes Art Baron, trombone; Bill McHenry, tenor sax; Ben Waltzer, piano; John Carlson, trumpet; Pete McCann on guitar; Mike Sarin, drums; Frank Carlberg, piano; and Christine Correa, voice. Starting July 10, concert locations may be determined by calling 778-7758. For a complete list of the faculty performing each week, check on www.ArtsInstitute.org.

Tree walk

RANGELEY – The Wilhelm Reich Museum’s Natural Science program starts off with a Tree Walk to be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, July 10, at the museum’s outdoor classroom on Dodge Pond Road.

Naturalist and landscaper, Warren Balgooyen, will lead an instructive hike along one of the property’s many trails. Rain or shine, the session will be held so appropriate clothing and shoes along with bug spray and a bottle of water are suggested. The program is free to all. For more information, please call 864-3443.

Triathlon medalist

FARMINGTON – University of Maine at Farmington President Theodora Kalikow recently won a bronze medal in her first Senior Olympics triathlon sponsored by The National Senior Games Association in Pittsburgh. One hundred fifty people competed in the triathlon which included a 400-meter swim, a 12-mile bike race, and a 5K run. Kalikow came in third in her age group with a time of 1 hour, 59 minutes and 4 seconds. Kalikow has been competing in triathlons for four years, winning numerous medals.


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