Society meeting

PARIS – The Paris Cape Historical Society will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 15, at the High Street Museum. The business meeting will be led by President Glenn Davis.

The public is welcome to attend. The free program will be on Marilyn Jones’ article and photos on “Growing Up on a Maine Farm (50 to 70 years ago).” Refreshments will be served.

Meeting notices

WEST PARIS – West Paris Senior Citizens met Sept. 6 at the home of Elsie Haynes for a luncheon and meeting. The next meeting will be Tuesday, Oct. 4, at the Trap Corner Restaurant, followed by the fall foliage tour through New Hampshire and western Maine.

The West Paris Baptist Church ladies group meeting for September has been canceled. The next meeting will be Oct. 13 at the church on Church Street.

Ring McKeen Post 151, American Legion, and Auxiliary will meet at Finnish American Legion Hall on Maple Street, on Tuesday, Sept. 27, preceded by a 6:30 supper.

West Paris Grange 298 will join with Franklin Grange 124 at the hall, Main Street, Bryant Pond, for a double installation at 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 19, preceded by a 6 p.m. supper.

Grant meeting

PARIS – A Community Development Block Grant informational meeting will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 7, at the Paris Town Office. Amy Landry, Economic Development planner with AVCOG, and Terry Ann Stevens, project development officer with DECD, will talk about the 2006 program statement and answer questions.

The session is free and open to all interested individuals. RSVP to [email protected] or 743-8830 with the number of individuals from the organization who plan to attend.

Block grants are competitive and planning should start now if thinking about a 2006 application.

Approximately $15 million will be distributed throughout the state in 2006. The program provides an opportunity to bring outside resources into the region to help make things happen. In 2005, the Oxford Hills region secured $760,000 for projects in Oxford and Norway.

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