Litchfield parade

LITCHFIELD — The William R. Bold American Legion Post 181 and Auxiliary will conduct Memorial Day activities on Monday, May 28. 

A parade will begin at 9 a.m., starting from the Central Fire Station and ending at the monument area at the Plains Cemetery.  The program will include a keynote speaker, Debra Couture, Captain USN Retired, and the presentation of awards. 

In the event of rain, the parade will be canceled, but the remainder of the events will be held at the Carrie Ricker Middle School gym.

Rummage sale

LIVERMORE FALLS — American Legion Post Auxiliary Unit 10 will hold an indoor rummage sale from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 26, at 17 Reynolds Ave. For more information, call 779-7345.

Newfoundland Day

NAPLES — The second annual Newfoundland Day will be held from 3 p.m. until closing on Saturday, June 2, at the Black Bear Cafe.

Michael Hartney, honorary mayor of Naples, will cut the ribbon for the festivities.

Events will feature a Screeching In Ceremony, book signing and giveaways. Newfoundland cuisine will be available with the regular menu.

The event will bring people together who are from Newfoundland as well as local people. Information will be available or visit

Irish and Newfoundland music will be provided by the Squid Jiggers.

Barbara Walsh, author of “August Gale: A Father and Daughter’s Journey into the Storm,” will sign her Newfoundland-based book, along with raffling off a copy.

Media women meeting

DAMARISCOTTA  — Brad Perry, photographer and owner of Salt Bay Framers in Damariscotta,, will give a talk on “Simple Solutions for Problem Photographs” at the Maine Media Women’s Saturday, June 2, meeting.

Perry will give lessons in photographing people outdoors, offering tips and hints on how to improve the art of taking good people shots. With the background of the grounds of the Damariscotta River Association’s (DRA) farm, Perry will explain how to deal with light and shade, shadows, backgrounds and other elements to build a good photograph with the person as the focus.

MMW members include writers, artists, photographers, graphic designers, editors, web site designers, advertising and marketing professionals, public relations practitioners, communications educators and specialists in broadcast, print and electronic media. Visit or the Facebook page for more information.

The meeting will open at 9:30 a.m. at the headquarters of the DRA on Belvedere Road.

The public is welcome. Suggested donations are members, $3; guests, $5. For more information, see or contact Carol Jaeger at [email protected] or 563-8377.

Radio open house

PORTLAND — Nationally award-winning Blunt Youth Radio will hold an open house to recruit new high school age volunteers from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Monday, June 4, at WMPG, Greater Portland Community Radio, 92 Bedford St., USM Portland Campus.

Visitors will have the chance to see the live show, be interviewed on-air and have refreshments.

Summer Ceremonial

WINDSOR — Kora Shrine announces its annual Summer Ceremonial to be held at the Windsor Fairgrounds on the weekend of June 8, 9 and 10.

The weekend will include golf on Friday, candidate orientation Saturday morning, a Saturday afternoon parade on Ridge Road next to the fairgrounds (open to the public) and Saturday evening entertainment featuring Bob Marley.

Events are open to all Shriners, their guests and Master Masons. For more information, contact the Kora Shrine office in Lewiston or visit Preregistration is required.


Woman wins pageant

NEW GLOUCESTER  — Nichole Croteau, 23, residing in New Gloucester, born and raised in Portland, was recently crowned Miss Maine U.S. International.

She is a liscensed cosmetologist as well as a student at the University of Southern Maine and a member of Kappa Delta Phi National Affiliated Sorority.She is also a volunteer in the community.

Croteau was interviewed at the Take Back the Night Rally in Portland and has participated in the USM Relay For Life, volunteered at the MS Walk in Scarborough and walked in the Crohns and Colitis Walk.

Miss Maine U.S. International will represent the state and compete in the Miss U.S. International pageant in Orlando, Fla., the week of June 13.

Golf tournament

TURNER — Kora Shriners will host their seventh annual Maine Shrine Lobster Bowl Classic Golf Tournament on July 14. Proceeds will benefit Shriners Hospital for Children.

The scramble format golf event will take place at Turner Highlands Country Club and is open to the first 36 teams registered. The cost is $100 a golfer and there are many sponsorship opportunities available. The entry fee will include a barbecue and pretournament gifts. There will also be a 50/50 raffle and door prizes as well as a hole-in-one opportunity to win $10,000.

For more information, go to

Pet, People Walk

PORTLAND — The Center for Grieving Children will host the 21st annual Pet and People Walk on Saturday, June 19, at Payson Park. Proceeds will benefit the center’s programs, which provide essential support to children and families grieving the death or serious illness of a loved one.

Registration and activities will begin at 9 a.m. at Payson Park and the walk will kick off at 10. After the walk, there will be music, contests, face painting, kite flying, radio and TV personalities.

Activities will continue until 12:30 p.m.

Visit to register online, sponsor a participant or form a team and win prizes. For more information on the event, visit the website or call the center at 775-5216.

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