Nature club to visit iris garden

NORWAY  — The Twin Town Nature Club will see the Marion Chase iris garden in Waterford.

Club members meet at 9:30 a.m. Monday, June 12in the Water Street parking lot across from Norway Lake dam by the Gingerbread House.

Visitors are welcome.  Participants should bring a picnic lunch. 

FMI: 207-539-2902.

Scholarship in honor of New Sharon resident


MANHATTAN, Kansas — The Department of History at Kansas State University recently announced the establishment of the Shirley A. Martin Scholarship, benefitting graduate students studying history.

The scholarship was created by Martin’s husband, Dr. Robert L. Martin, who is a resident of New Sharon. Shirley was the first woman to ever receive a graduate degree from Kansas State in 1959. She retired as a Librarian Emeritus at the University of Maine at Farmington after 30 years as a reference librarian. She died in December of 2016.

Dr. Robert L. Martin also received a graduate degree from K-State in wildlife conservation in 1959. This scholarship was established to honor Shirley’s legacy at her alma mater.

Railroad museum seeks volunteers

PHILLIPS — The Sandy River and Rangeley Lakes Railroad Museum on Bridge Street is seeking volunteers for all tasks associated with preservation, restoration, and operation of historic trains.

Train crew, motor engine repair, track repair, building repair and maintenance, painting, retail, and car restoration and maintenance are all tasks for which additional volunteers are needed.


Those holding a Maine boiler license or are qualified to obtain one are especially sought to train in operating a leased steam locomotive.

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4-H camps awarded grants

ORONO — The University of Maine 4-H Camp and Learning Centers at Bryant Pond and Tanglewood were awarded a $10,000 sponsorship from HughesNet to offer science, technology, engineering and mathematics activities this spring and summer.

As many as 300 Maine youths will participate in the Sky’s the Limit program focusing on researching, designing and building solar-powered cars during their week at camp.

Four states — Maine, Florida, Illinois and Virginia — were selected to receive grants as part of the nationwide STEM at Camp initiative offered by HughesNet and the National 4-H Council.

FMI: 207-665-2068,

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