Tri Town Seniors to meet Oct. 28

JAY — On Monday the Tri Town Seniors met at St. Rose Parish Hall at with Pat Couture, vice president, presiding. After opening ceremonies George Doiron sang “My Shoes Keep Walking Back To You” for the group.

Everyone was reminded to bring their ideas for the Halloween meal on Oct. 28, as Pat Laverdiere will start taking names at the next meeting on Oct. 7. There were 23 members and three guests present at the meeting.

The 50/50 was won by Rita Fuller and door prizes were won by Gloria Bickford and Doris Tripp. Following the meeting refreshments brought by Marielle Labbe and Janet Wright were enjoyed by all.

Then the group enjoyed socializing playing cards and games.

Strong Fire Dept. raffle winners


STRONG — In late September, at the Strong Fire Department, the Strong Fire Women’s Auxiliary held its fundraising raffle drawing.

Clyde Barker, Franklin County Commissioner, drew the winning  tickets. Stanley Wilcox was the first prize winner of a Stoeger 12 gauge shotgun. Second prize winner of a home fire prevention safety kit is Don Atherton and third prize winner of a gift certificate to Jack’s Trading Post is Susan Adams.

Western Maine Audubon program

FARMINGTON — The next monthly program of the Western Maine Audubon Society will be “The Changing Nature of the Maine Woods: The Past, Present, and Future of our Forests” at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 9, in Room C 23, Roberts Learning Center, University of Maine at Farmington. This program is free and open to the public.

Professor Drew Barton is a forest ecologist and conservation biologist. His research focuses on how forests change over time in response to climate change and natural disturbances, such as fire. His recent book, “The Changing Nature of the Maine Woods,” was a 2013 Maine Literary Award winner.

Using a diverse range of historical and ecological evidence, Barton will discuss the past, present and future of the Maine Woods. He will show photos, read narrative selections from his recent book and discuss the natural and human-caused changes over the past 15,000 years.


He will then peer into the future to assess how key ecological forces such as climate change, insects and disease, nonnative organisms and changing land use are likely to further alter the forests of Maine.

Homemakers to meet Oct. 10

FARMINGTON — The Clearwater Homemakers will meet to make Christmas ornaments at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 10, at Shorey Chapel.

Grange plans ‘souper’ supper

CHESTERVILLE — The Chesterville Grange will have a public “souper” supper on Friday, Oct. 11, serving between 5 and 6:30 p.m.

Menu will be homemade soups, chowders, breads and desserts. Adults, $5; children, $2.50. For information call 778-2282 or 778-5845.


Thomas College rep to visit

FARMINGTON — A representative from Thomas College will visit Mount Blue High School at 9 a.m. Friday, Oct. 11.

The representative will meet with students to discuss Thomas’ academic and sports programs, and its residential life opportunities.

For more information visit

Phillips Church chicken supper

PHILLIPS — Phillips Community Church women will hold the annual Chicken Supper from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 11, at the Elementary School.


The menu includes roast chicken with stuffing, mashed potatoes and gravy, peas, squash, cranberry sauce, cole slaw, rolls and butter, assorted pies and cakes, and a choice of coffee, tea, milk or juice. Cost is $8 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under.

For information call Barb Gardiner, 684-3394.

Trinity Church public supper

FARMINGTON — A public supper of baked beans and casseroles will be held from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, at Trinity United Methodist Church.

There will be vegetarian, gluten-free and sugar-free items. The new price will be $7 adults, children under 12 $3.50.

Farmington Fire plans open house


FARMINGTON — The members of the Farmington Fire Rescue Department will hold an open house from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 12.

Come for a tour of the station and pick up helpful materials to guide you and your family on fire prevention. Sparky the Fire Dog and Smokey the Bear will also be there.

A Ranger with the Maine Forest Service will be there to talk about wildfire prevention.

Jay Grange food, rummage sale

JAY — North Jay Grange No. 10 will hold a food and rummage sale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12.

There will be lots of stuff, clothing for the family and good food.


For information call 645-4628, 645-9353 or 645-2910.

Rangeley church turkey supper

RANGELEY — On Saturday, Oct. 12, the Rangeley Congregational Church Mission Board will again offer their public turkey supper at The Barn on High Street.

Serving will be from 5 p.m. until sold out. The menu will include roast turkey, gravy, mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, stuffing, homemade rolls, cranberry sauce, and homemade apple crisp with whipped cream for dessert.

The sit-down dinner is served home style. Take out will be available. Call for reserved take-outs at 864-5360 or leave a message at 864-5966. All proceeds will be used for the church’s mission work locally, nationwide and worldwide. The price will be $8 for adults and $5 for children under 12.

Vendors sought for arts, crafts show


FARMINGTON — The University of Maine at Farmington’s annual Arts and Crafts Show is seeking artists and crafters from across Maine interested in exhibiting their original and creative work at this open-to-the-public show. This year’s event will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., on Saturday, Nov. 2, in the UMF Olsen Student Center on South Street.

The show serves as a rich opportunity for vendors to sell their handcrafted, one-of-a-kind art and gift items, clothing, hand-sewn crafts, holiday items and much more. For more information, or to book space, call the UMF Conference & Events Office at 207-778-7344 or email Doris Tutlis at [email protected]

Children’s Theater registrations

TURNER — Children’s Theater of Turner is open for registrations.

Elementary age children are invited to explore theatrical performing through theater games, improvisation and storytelling.

There will be two sessions. One is for grades K-3 and the other is for grades 4-6. Each session will end with a wonderful performance at the Leavitt Area High School Auditorium.

The five-week program for grades K-3 will be held from 4 to 5 p.m. on Mondays, Nov. 4 through Dec. 16. The cost is $40 with a $5 lab fee.

A six-week program for grades 4 to 6 will be held from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Nov. 6 through Dec. 18. The cost is $50 with a $5 lab fee.

Register or call 225-1010 for more information.

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