Society speaker

WEST PARIS – The West Paris Historical Society met Sept. 19 for a potluck supper with 14 members present.

Officers were elected as follows: David Ring, president; Charlene Ring, vice president; Betty Jones, secretary; and Elaine Emery, treasurer. Emery replaced Faye Abbott, who is moving to Mechanic Falls soon.

Speaker was Sayward Lamb, who talked on wood carving and how he selects his woods, subjects and how he finishes them.

The society will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 17, for a potluck supper with a meeting to follow and entertainment or guest speaker to be announced at a later date.

Holiday benefit

MEXICO – “Have Yourself a Literary Christmas” is the theme for a holiday fund-raiser to benefit the Mexico Public Library. Five titles by Maine authors will be available for sale from Oct. 1 through Nov. 15. The books will be offered at a 20 percent discount off the list price.

The following hardcover books are being offered: “Any Bitter Thing” by Monica Wood, “Recipes from a Very Small Island” by Linda and Martha Greenlaw, “Gardens Maine Style” by Rebecca Sawyer-Fay and Lynn Karlin, “Eleven Seconds” by Travis Roy and E.M. Swift, and a children’s book, “The Sea Chest” by Toni Buzzeo.

Samples of the books will be on display at the library during October and the first two weeks of November. Order forms will also be available at the library.

Payment of the books is required when the order is placed. Orders will be available for pick-up at the library by Dec. 1 (or possibly a little earlier).

For more information, contact the library at 364-3281.

Program kickoff

NORWAY – September kicked off the program calendar for the Western Maine Women’s Network with the topic of “Identity Theft.”

Brenda Piecuch of Norway Savings Bank presented information on how to avoid becoming a victim of identity theft. Professional women attended from the Oxford Hills and Lake Region areas to network and learn tips on the identity theft risks of modern day technology.

The September event also marked the first edition release of the Western Maine Women’s Network Newsletter, highlighting network members, new women-owned businesses and the network’s development team.

For more information on the Western Maine Women’s Network, visit

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