Union School in historic register

HARTFORD — The Union School has been entered in the National Register of Historic Places, according Kirk F. Mohney, director of the Maine Historic Preservation Commission.

It is the town’s best remaining example of the rural one-room school of the late 19th and early 20th century. Of the many one-room schoolhouses built in Hartford, some of those remaining have been greatly altered for use as homes or garages.

The 1899 Union School was altered in 1923 to accommodate evolving trends in education. The period of significance is from the 1899 construction date to 1952 when the building was last used as a school.

There are no active schools in Hartford because of school consolidation. Elementary students attend Hartford-Sumner Elementary School in Sumner.

Norway library displays highlight programs

NORWAY — Two displays at Norway Memorial Library highlight summer programs: “1968, 50 years ago: the Year that Changed America” and “Greetings from Norway, Maine.”

The first features yearbooks, magazines and memorabilia of 1968 and information on the assassinations of Martin Luther King Jr. and Robert Kennedy. Tributes to them and quotes about civil rights and justice connect to the library’s “Let’s Talk About It: Race and Justice” book discussion series that goes on until the end of July.

“Greetings from Norway, Maine” features vintage postcards of scenes from downtown Norway and Norway Lake. They were loaned by the Norway Historical Society. This display is in conjunction with a program at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 31, on the Visual History of Maine through Postcards by professor Libby Bischoff.

Legion planning poker tourney

LOCKE MILLS — Jackson-Silver Post 68, American Legion, will have Texas Hold’em poker tournament Saturday, July 21, at 595 Gore Road.

Doors will open at 11 a.m., and games will begin at 1 p.m. There will be a $50 buy-in, 50/50 raffle, pull-tabs and beverages. Those attending may bring their own beverages. The hall is air-conditioned.

Shorey Chapel game night planned

INDUSTRY — Shorey Chapel will host Family Game Night from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Saturday, July 21, on Route 43. 

Those attending may bring their favorite games or come learn a new one. Free snacks will be provided.

Rev. Freddie Clark at Wilton church

WILTON — The Rev. Freddie Clark will lead a sermon at the First Apostolic Church at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, July 21, on Route 2. 

A prayer for the sick will be featured as well as anointed preaching. 

The Weary Club to meet

NORWAY — The friends and members of The Weary Club will meet at 8 a.m. Saturday, July 21, for coffee and a time to catch up. 

Legion plans ‘toll road’ fundraiser

OXFORD — Anderson Staples Post 112, American Legion, will hold a “toll road” fundraiser from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, July 21.

There will be toll booths located on King Street just in front of the Legion headquarters at 169 King St. and another booth at the corner of King Street and Skeetfield Road.

Tolls collected are to benefit the Legion’s Homeless Veterans Program and the Veterans Stand Down. Checks may be payable to “Anderson Staples American Legion Post 112.” 

For additional information, call Rick Nugent, Legion Commander, at 207-595-4200.


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