Floods of the Sandy River

FARMINGTON — The Farmington Historical Society will seek Sandy River flood stories from the community when it hosts a First Friday event from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Friday, April 1, at the North Church, 118 High St.

The members have gathered items that tell the Sandy River’s flood history from 1869 to 1987.

A number of pictures will be displayed, and residents may help the Society record where some of these photos were taken.

The Farmington Historical Society has the newspaper books of the early Franklin Journals and even earlier Farmington Chronicle. The community may stop by and read from the old newspapers describing how the overflowing banks of the Sandy River affected the Farmington area.

Library hosting social hour

BRYANT POND — The Whitman Memorial Library will host a social hour at 2 p.m. Thursday, April 7.

Those attending should bring their own games or participate in the popular coloring fad. Coloring supplies will be provided. Cards and a cribbage board will be available.

There is no charge, and light refreshments will be served.

Stephens class meeting at Connie’s

RUMFORD — The Stephens High School Class of 1956 luncheon will be held at noon on Thursday, April 7, at Connie’s Restaurant, 134 Congress St.

FMI: 207-562-7081.

Homeless outreach seeking donations

FARMINGTON — Western Maine Homeless Outreach is engaged in a fundraising campaign where every dollar donated will be matched up to $4,000 by local businesses.

This campaign began on March 19 and will continue through April 30. All tax deductible donations are payable to Western Maine Homeless Outreach and can be mailed to P.O. Box 830, Farmington, ME 04938.


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