Appalachian hiker to relate history of trail

AUBURN — Experienced Appalachian hiker Stephen Martelli will share stories of the people and events leading up to the formation and construction of the trail in a program at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 14, at the Auburn Public Library, 49 Spring St.

The Appalachian National Scenic Trail, generally known as the Appalachian Trail, is a marked hiking trail between Springer Mountain in Georgia and Mount Katahdin in Maine. The trail is about 2,200 miles.

The majority of the trail is in forest or wild lands, although some sections traverse towns, roads and farms. It passes through 14 states: Georgia, North Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine.

The program will be in the Androscoggin Community Room and is free and open to the public.

Center seeks volunteer companions 

LEWISTON — The Center for Wisdom’s Women is seeking volunteer applicants for companions.

The companion role requires women to have a professional background in social work, teaching, nursing, chaplaincy or other related fields, and companions work with local women. The commitment is a half-day weekly.

FMI: 207-513-3922. 

Shelter seeks new windows

LEWISTON — Hope Haven Gospel Mission, a homeless shelter, soup kitchen and food pantry in downtown Lewiston, will hold the Sponsor a Window Project to aid in raising funds for new windows.

The mission operates in a 100-year-old building. The 63 windows throughout the building are in need of replacement, especially in the women’s and children’s area, where the inefficiency of the windows causes the rooms to be hot in the summer and drafty in the winter. Not only will new windows help manage the room temperatures, but the decrease in spending for energy costs will benefit the mission long term.

As funds are received, donors can expect to see a red heart placed in every newly installed window, signifying the progress made toward completion of the project.

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