We are delighted to be starting up our Handy Neighbor Program with renewed capacity. The program provides high school students to perform simple household tasks, primarily fall and spring yardwork (no lawn mowing or winter shoveling, unfortunately). In collaboration with AFCI, the Handy Neighbor Program is directed by Lyndsey Smith, coordinator of two programs for Telstar Middle and High School students: NorthStar and Rotary’s Interact.

The Handy Neighbor Fall service day will be Saturday, October 15; we’re now accepting requests for chores to be done that day (community members over 60). To make a request, call the AFCI service number, 207-824- 4444. The deadline for requests is October 6. Late requests will be put on a waiting list to be assigned as we are able. Call now!

You may request an AFCI N2N ride for any community event (service phone number below). For more information on the following events:

Thursday, September 29, Moses Mason House: the Museums of the Bethel Historical Society’s annual meeting – 6 p.m. potluck supper, brief business meeting, and election of board members and officers; program by Director Emeritus Randall H. Bennett. For more information:

October 7-10 and succeeding weekends through October, 10-4: Carters Annual X-Country Ski Tent Sale.

Mondays, 10-10:45, Bethel Methodist Church Annex: Chair Pilates. $5-$15 sliding fee. For more information: Lauren Wallin, 717-503-0891 or [email protected]


Bethel Food Pantry, first and third Wednesday of each month, 9-2.

The next Community Supper (free, open to all) is Wednesday, September 28, 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.

Tips from AARP
Get your new booster shot from Moderna or Pfizer at Walgreens (or elsewhere)! These new vaccinations better target the omicron variants that are currently circulating. For more information:

Do you know the nine medical check-ups you should not put off any longer? AARP has suggestions:

“Nine films and Shows About Queen Elizabeth II to Watch Now”:

Our new fall flyers are in many community sites. And if you did not receive our large (booklet-type) mailing, “The Beat Goes On,” you may pick one up at the same sites.

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

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