LEWISTON — Frank Connors will present at 11:30 a.m. Friday, May 13, as part of the University of Southern Maine Lewiston-Auburn Senior College “Food for Thought.”

The presentation will be in Function Room 170 at 51 Westminster St. The public is invited. The cost is $7 for advance reservation or $8 at the door. Reservations must be made by noon on Wednesday, May 11, by calling 207-753-6510. Late callers will pay the $8 price.

Connors will talk about his book “Speaking Frankly,” a book of 101 essays full of nostalgia, family and local stories. The book contains a foreword by Sen. Angus King and artwork by John Gable. Copies of the book will be sold for $16.95, or if buying two books or more the price would be $15 per book. All proceeds benefit People Plus.

A Maine native and lifelong resident of the Bowdoinham/Brunswick area, the author describes himself as a “point man” for the baby-boomer generation. Connors is a former newspaper reporter/photographer, town manager, home designer and truck driver.

Now retired, he still busies himself as a cemetery sexton/gravedigger, local historian, gardener and canoe paddler when he’s not at People Plus, the senior citizen organization for the Brunswick area. Connors is the member services director and edits the monthly paper, moves chairs, cooks meals, assists with programming and does what needs to be done to make things run smoothly.

He loves to talk and tell stories, and continues to work on his listening skills.

Connors is passionate about his hometown of Bowdoinham; his grandsons Jadon, Silas and Zander; his military service in Vietnam; and most everything else he finds himself doing on any given day.

Married for more than 45 years, Connors declares “Jane is my wife and my life, ‘nough said!” He and Jane are restoring their saltwater farm in Brunswick, where Jane grew up.


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