Benefit supper

MECHANIC FALLS — The Mechanic Falls Bog Hooters will hold a benefit spaghetti supper for Tyler Bisbee’s family from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 18, at Congregation Hall, Mechanic Falls Historical Society. Tyler, 17, died last week in an auto accident on Harris Hill Road, Poland.

Lou Annance is spearheading the function to assist the Bisbee family with expenses associated with the death of Tyler. Cost of the supper is $5; free for children age 6 and under.

Donations are also being accepted at the municipal building. Anyone wishing to mail a check should make it out to the Bog Hooters and mail it to 100 Jordan Road, Mechanic Falls, ME 04256.

Grange meeting

POLAND — Members of Excelsior Grange 5, 446 Harris Hill Road,will meet at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 19, at the hall. It will be a regular meeting with discussion of old and new business, followed by a program and refreshments.


Rebekahs to meet

AUBURN — Liberty Rebekah Lodge 94 will gather at 6:45 p.m. Monday, Feb. 21, in the activities room at the Odd Fellows and Rebekahs Home, 85 Caron Lane, to prepare for the 7 p.m. meeting. Each member is asked to be prepared to tell something about his/her favorite president in observance of Presidents’ Day.

Cycling social

LEWISTON — The Maine Cycling Club will hold a spring social at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 2, at Pedro O’Hara’s, 134 Main St.

The public is invited to attend to learn about the club, which is focused on group recreational riding and open to cyclists of all abilities.

Club members will provide information about weekly bicycle rides, and several guest speakers are scheduled to make presentations. The club’s new Web site will go live during the social, and anyone who brings a guest who joins the club will receive $5 in MCC bucks for club merchandise.


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College training

LEWISTON — The Maine Educational Opportunity Center will host free workshops, “Essentials of College Planning,” at 10 a.m. Wednesdays, March 2, 16 and 30, at the Lewiston CareerCenter, 5 Mollison Way. To register or for more information, call 1-800-281-3703 or visit

School fundraising

POLAND — The Bruce M. Whittier Middle School is fundraising to help newly merged students from Minot, Mechanic Falls and Poland with enrichment activities. One is the traditional eighth-grade end-of-year celebration.

Students are selling pizza and organizing the fourth annual Mid Knight Market from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 26. The Mid Knight Market is a shopping fair that showcases local businesses.


The school makes money from the spaces sold, raffles and donated food. Anyone interested in space should call Michelle Pinkham at 998-4103. Money from the Mid Knight Market benefit grades seven and eight.

Bridge winners

LEWISTON — The Lewiston-Auburn Bridge Club winners at the Multi-Purpose on Feb. 15 were as follows:

First, Helen Little and Rosemarie Goodwin; second, Claire Lyons and Anna Vitiello; third, Paul Mitnik and Paul Sherman; fourth, Jan Arey and Linda Leotsakos; first/second tie in B, Roger Labbe and Larry Fortier with Sue Kaluzynski and Donna Bartlett.

Winners at Schooner Estates on Feb. 16 were: first, Jeanine Kivus and Patricia Garcia; second, Les Buzzell and John Hackett.

Games are played at 9 a.m. Monday and Tuesday and 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. A partner is guaranteed. Call Rosemarie Goodwin at 754-1431 for information about all duplicate bridge games in the area.

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