Remember that if you are over 65, you may get an AFCI N2N ride to events in the community, almost any other local commitment like grocery shopping or a visit with a friend – and many out-of-town locations. Contact information below.

Sponsored by the Museums of the Bethel Historical Society, the first two of the four-part Millbrook Craft Series were held on August 4, with Betsy Raymond sharing the art of needle felting, and on August 11, Adele Harvey, weaving. The remaining two are cheese-making with Heather Vail on August 18 and basket-making with Wendy Hutchins on August 25. All are from 1-4 p.m. on Thursdays at the Twitchell Education Center (on the lawn of the Moses Mason House). For more information, call 207-824-2908,

Thursday, August 18-Sunday, August 21 – 44th annual Trappers’ Weekend. For more information, write to [email protected]

Farmers’ Markets – Bethel: Saturdays 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Norway Savings Bank; Greenwood: Fridays 4-6 p.m., Greenwood Town Hall on Rt. 26. On Saturday, August 27, people over 60 years of age may get two $5 vouchers for Bethel Farmer’s Market purchases (get coupons from Bonnie Pooley at the market).

September 11: Second annual Mahoosuc Art and Agriculture Tour. For more information,

September 17: Bethel’s Harvestfest. The Chamber of Commerce is always seeking volunteers and people to enter the apple pie contest. For more information,


Bethel Food Pantry is open on the first and third Wednesdays of each month, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Nazarene Church, Bethel.

Community Suppers (free, open to all) – last Wednesday every month, 4:30-6 p.m., Bethel Alliance Church. Eat-in or take-out.

Conversation, coffee and a bagel or doughnut, every Thursday, 9-noon, Bethel Alliance Church; come for one hour or all three.

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Going into effect in August – LD 290: An Act To Stabilize Property Taxes for Individuals 65 Years of Age or Older Who Own a Homestead for at Least 10 Years.

AARP, which has worked for years to push for lower prescription drug prices for seniors, is finally seeing good news. The U.S. Senate has passed a historic budget bill that would help millions of Medicare enrollees better afford their life-sustaining medications and millions more Americans pay their Affordable Care Act health insurance premiums. For more information,

All AFCI services are free. To request an N2N ride: 207-824-4444. For information, inquiries, and suggestions – email: [email protected], visit our Facebook page or website We love to hear from you!

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