Fare Share Co-op offers information sessions

NORWAY — Fare Share Co-op, which is celebrating its 40th year, is making a shift in its organizational policies. Enacted by the Board of Directors in 2017, the shift is from automatic discounts at the point-of-sale to a system of patronage dividends that are issued at the end of each fiscal year.

Patronage dividends are profits that are returned to Fare Share owners based on their level of patronage/purchases. This system will be implemented in January 2019.

Two one-hour interactive information sessions will be held to inform owners and the public about patronage dividends and how they work. The first will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 12, and the second will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 15, both at Fare Share Commons. Light refreshments from the store will be served. The May 15 session will include Zafra Whitcomb from Belfast Co-op, which made the shift to PDs.

The public is welcome to either of the free informational sessions. For information, contact Lisa, 207-743-9808.

Grange to host contradance

FARMINGTON —  A contradance will be held from 8 to 10 p.m. Saturday, April 14, at Farmington Grange, 124 Bridge St., West Farmington.

Live music will be provided by by Bien Sur and calling by John McIntire. Cost is $6, adults; $5, students; $15, family. No partner is necessary, and beginners are welcome.

For more information, call Cynthia, 207-491-9928.

Honey bee club to hear guest speaker

PARIS — The Oxford Hills Honey Bee Club will meet at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 14, at the Oxford County Extension Center, 9 Olson Road, South Paris.


Speaker will be Maine State Bee Inspector Jennifer Lund, who will discuss viruses caused by varroa mites and other diseases.

The public is welcome. For more information, contact Christopher Easton at cpeaston@megalink.net or visit mainehoneybees.com.

Library program to discuss pantry garden

WATERFORD — The Waterford Library will host a Community Garden chat and brown bag lunch from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 14.

All are welcome to learn about the Library Food Pantry Garden and the two harvest beneficiaries: Sweden Food Pantry and Harrison Food Bank. Beverages and dessert will be provided.

2018 marks the fourth year of the accessible raised-bed vegetable garden run by a small band of volunteers. Last year over 200 pounds of beans, carrots, tomatoes, peppers and squash were grown and donated to assist the community.


Learn how to lend a hand this year. Both organizations will explain how they operate and how local residents can use their services all year.

FMI: www.waterford.me.lib.us or 207-583-2050.

Society to hold organizational meeting

WEST PARIS — The Finnish-American Heritage Society of Maine will hold its annual organizational meeting at 1 p.m. Sunday, April 15, at 8 Maple St.

As always, the meeting will feature a members’ potluck, election of officers and an update of activities.

Sons of Italy to plan 2018 events

RUMFORD — The Son’s of Italy Lodge No. 467 will hold a regular meeting at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 15, at the Lodge.

The lunch committee includes Carmen Perry, Stella Glazier and Emilia Richard. The meeting agenda is to plans for events for 2018.

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