FCDC looking at mining bill

FARMINGTON — The Franklin County Democratic Committee will meet from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday, March 12, at the Mallett School, 116 Middle St. 

The speaker will be Jeffrey Reardon of the Maine Council of Trout Unlimited, an organization committed to the protection and restoration of Maine’s coldwater fisheries and their watersheds. He will share how the proposed mining bill before the Maine legislature may affect inland waters and wildlife in Franklin County.

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Bake sale for chairs

CHESTERVILLE — The North Chesterville Extension Homemakers will have a benefit bake sale Monday, March 13, in the Town Office. It will begin at  at 1 p.m. when the voting poles open and be open until the food runs out.

Proceeds will benefit for the Chesterville Town Kitchen Fund; the Homemakers plan to replace the gliders on more than 100 folding, metal chairs. 

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‘Hostas: the Friendship Plant’

PARIS — “Hostas: the Friendship Plant” will be Peter Young’s subject at the McLaughlin Garden and Homestead on March 15. Hostas are a popular plant, especially in shade gardens.

Young is a retired dairy farmer with a life long interest in all sorts of plants. He has more than 500 cultivars of hostas in his extensive garden of shrubs, perennials and trees. He is a member of the Maine Hosta Society and the American Hosta Society.

The next lecture, on March 22, will feature Professor Jean Potuchek on garden record keeping.

The series will runs at 4 p.m. Wednesdays upstairs in Bernard McLaughlin’s historic home, 97 Main St. Tea begins at 3:30 p.m. There is no fee; donations are requested.

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