Trust to conduct boat inspections

RANGELEY — The Rangeley Lakes Heritage Trust will conduct courtesy boat inspections in the region.

The free inspection is part of an educational program designed to teach the public to prevent the spread of invasive plants and animals by inspecting boats and trailers.

Historian to speak on WWI

HEBRON — Local historian Ben Conant will speak to the Hebron Historical Society on the town’s participation in World War I on this its 100th anniversary year.

The talk will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 23, at the town office, 351 Paris Road. The event is open to the public.


Treat Memorial Library fundraisers

LIVERMORE FALLS — The trustees and staff of Treat Memorial Library is raising funds to update computers at the library through two upcoming fundraisers.

Those interested can participate in the 50/50 raffle, which will be drawn on History Night, May 26. Tickets may be purchased at the library while it is open, and downtown during History Night. 

A plant sale will take place from 4 to 8 p.m. during History Night, in downtown Livermore Falls, and also Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to noon, at the library.

FMI: 207-897-2489.

Farmers market opening for season


WAYNE — The Wayne Farmers Market will open for its ninth season on Saturday, May 27.

Located on Main Street adjacent to the post office, the market will be open from 9 a.m. to noon Saturdays through Labor Day weekend.

Growers and producers will bring a variety of local food items, and there will be live music and cooking demonstrations using food items from the vendors. Shoppers can arrive by canoe or kayak, since the market is on Mill Pond at the outlet of Pocasset Lake. 

Free admission for blood donors

GRAY — A blood drive will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 27, at the Maine Wildlife Park.

The American Red Cross processes about 40 percent of the blood supply for the country, and the Red Cross/Raysup Blood Drive has gathered its quota of blood for the past two years at the wildlife park.


Donors who register for this event will receive free admission to the Maine Wildlife Park and a discount for immediate family members on this day.

FMI, register:

Maine Savvy Caregiver 1 Training

PARIS — SeniorsPlus will offer a Savvy Caregiver 1 training from 1 to 3 p.m. Thursdays, June 6 through July 27, at the Department of Health and Human Services, Activity Room, 243 Main St., No. 6.

The training is designed to help caretakers of people with dementia care for themselves, reduce stress and care more easily for their people.

It is a six-week workshop, with each session lasting two hours.


The class is free, but pre-registration is required.

FMI, register: 1-800-427-1241.

Young Author’s Writing Camp

NORWAY — ?The Southern Maine Writing Project will hold is seeking writes for the second annual Oxford Hills Young Author’s Writing Camp.

The writing camp will take place at Guy E. Rowe Elementary School from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., July 24 through 28.

The writing camp is designed to cultivate writers entering grades five through nine. Participants will write in various genres including poems, narratives and informational pieces. Writers will tour the town of Norway or Paris, including the Advertiser Democrat office.


The $185 registration fee includes supplies, a T-shirt, and the SWMP Young Author’s Camp official publication, which includes two published pieces from every author who attends camp.

FMI, register:

Cemetery no longer provides water

MEXICO — Farrington-Morton Cemetery will not offer water at the cemetery for public use this year.

Those visiting should plan to bring their own water source.

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