Hive demonstration

READFIELD — The Kennebec Beekeepers Association will host an open hive demonstration from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 21, at the home of Francis and Ginger Scott, 188 P Ridge Road, near Kent’s Hill Academy.

All are invited to attend. Those attending should bring lawn chairs, bee protection, sun protection and camera. Also, bring drinks, utensils and a lunch. Bottled water will be available.

For directions, call 685-3605.

Howland, Searles reunion

WILTON — The 119th Howland and Searles reunion will begin at 11:30 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 22, at the East Wilton Grange Hall. Family members are asked to bring an item to add to the potluck lunch and an item to donate to the fundraising auction.

Anyone who thinks they might be related are welcome to come find out. Those who are related may come meet other family members.

Parent training

FARMINGTON — The Maine Parent Federation and the Franklin County Children’s Task Force are partnering to bring a training to parents and families in Franklin County entitled: “Working for Change: Using the Power of a Personal Story and Skills for Effective Parent Advocacy.”

The training will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 1, at the University of Maine at Farmington in the North Dining Hall. Registration is required, child care will be provided at the Franklin County Children’s Task Force and there is a $20 stipend for parents attending. For more information and to register, call the Task Force at 778-6960.

Funding available

ELLSWORTH — Start-up organizations, projects involving economically disadvantaged or disabled Mainers, libraries, symphonies, hospice care and projects related to Friendship, Maine, are eligible for funding from the Maine Charity Foundation Fund of the Maine Community Foundation.

Last year, the Maine Charity Foundation Fund distributed $96,428. The 23 grants ranged in size from $1,000 to the maximum award amount of $5,000.

Applications must be postmarked by Sept. 15. Grant guidelines are available at For more information, contact Cherie Galyean at [email protected] or by phone at 877-700-6800.

Cox reunion

WILTON — Member of the Cox family had their 84th reunion at Kineowatha Park on Aug. 14. There were 28 members in attendance for the potluck lunch, meeting and auction.

Dale (Cox) Madsen, from Leicester, N.C., traveled the farthest. Charlie Cox, 8, from Lisbon, was the youngest. The family held a moment of silence for two deceased members, Valentine Cox Jr. and Carol May Cox Gray. Next year’s meeting will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 13, at the same location. A successful, donated items auction was conducted and some items created lively bidding and fun for all.

Grant received

RANGELEY — The Wilhelm Reich Infant Trust, a Maine nonprofit corporation that owns and operates The Wilhelm Reich Museum, has received a grant of $1,500 from Maine Community Foundation’s Western Mountain Fund to enable it to buy an 8SE NexStar Computerized Telescope and create a program on astronomy for all ages as part of the museum’s Natural Science Program.

The programs will be open to schools, youth groups and the general public.

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