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Youth basketball team seeks help for nationals

By Joni Averill

Members of the 14-and-under AAU Black Bear Youth Basketball Club hail from Hampden, Hermon, Glenburn, Newport, Mount Desert Island, Deer Isle, Jonesport and Beals, wrote Erica Archer.

The youngsters seek your support in raising funds “to represent the state of Maine” in the AAU National Championships, July 23-26, in Hampton, Va., Archer wrote.

The young athletes qualified for this event by finishing as one “of the top teams in New England,” in recent competition, she said.

Donations to support this team on its “exciting journey” can be mailed to BYBC, c/o Erica Archer, 468 Monroe Road, Hampden 04444, or you can call her at 217-4628 for more information.

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Diana Novella of Harbor House Community Service Center reminds residents and vacationers the Harbor House Cirque de Flamingo, or the Harbor House Flamingo Festival, is Friday through Sunday, July 10-13 in Southwest Harbor.

Some festival highlights include the Mount Desert Island Kiwanis Lobster Bake at 6 p.m. Friday; the Flamingo Parade at 9 a.m., the Kids Carnival, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., a barbecue 5-7 p.m., and music beginning at 5:30 p.m. Saturday.

Sunday’s events include a croquet tournament noon-2 p.m., a golf scramble at 3 p.m. and the Polo & Yacht Club Cocktail Party at 5 p.m.

On Monday, visit the Harbor House Flamingo Gallery of Art, noon-4 p.m. and enjoy the music of Flash in the Pans Steel Drum Band at 7 p.m.

For more information, call Harbor House at 244-3713 or visit

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Jen Baker reminds you the LaGrange Fire Department’s first LaGrange Idol talent show is 6:30 p.m. Friday, July 10, at the Marion Cook School in LaGrange.

Admission at the door is by donation, and the event includes a silent auction.

Proceeds benefit the LFD and the LaGrange Veteran’s Association.

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Walter Boomsma invites you to the Valley Grange Fun and Fund Raiser beginning with dinner at 4:30 p.m. and music featuring local entertainers at 7 p.m. Friday, July 10, at the Grange Hall on the corner of Butter Street and Guilford Center Road in Guilford.

Tickets are $6 for adults, $3 for children under 12 and $15 for a family, and are available from Grange members and at the door.

Proceeds benefit the Grange’s literacy program for children in area communities.

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Breanna Pinkham reports Schoodic Arts for All presents Trond Saeverud and Gregory Biss in a recital for violin and piano at 7 p.m. Friday, July 10, at Hammond Hall, 427 Main St., Winter Harbor.

Tickets for part three of six SAFA Jazz and Classical Concerts are $15 for adults, $7 for students and free for children under 12.

For tickets and information, call 963-2569 or visit

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Lorrie Davis e-mailed First United Methodist Church of Orrington is hosting a Community yard sale and hot dog lunch, 8 a.m.-noon, Saturday, July 11, rain or shine, at the Masonic Hall on Route 15.

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Ron Dow reports the Maine Hosta Society Tours of Maine Gardens begins at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 11, at his Belfast home; proceeds to the garden of Jane Haverty, 38 Main St., Northport, then, that afternoon, to Rick Sawyer’s new hosta nursery in Montville.

For information, call 338-1546 or 323-0186.

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Sid’s fifth annual Berry Festival is 5 p.m. Saturday, July 11, at Stutzman’s Farm, 891 Douty Hill Road in Sangerville.

Sid and Rainey Stutzman invite you to start the festival off with the barbecue for $12 for adults and $6 for children and then enjoy the teen musicians Harmony Hill at 7 p.m. and The Doughty Hill Band at 8 p.m.

All proceeds benefit the Maine Senior Farmshare Program.

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Church president David Wildes reminds readers the next Union Congregational Church of Hancock public bean supper is 5-6:30 p.m. Saturday, July 11, at the church, 1368 U.S. Highway 1.

Admission is $8 for adults; $5 for children under 10 and free for children under 5.

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Connie Hughes wrote the John Bapst High School Class of 1950 is preparing for a September reunion but has been unable to locate several classmates.

Among the missing are Jean Brodeau Boucher, Ann Winslow Cooper, Robert S. Coyne, Reginald Cyr, William Mayo, Sylvio Morneaut, Russell Simpson, Gertrude June Suesser and Harold Sullivan.

If you have information about these individuals, please write Hughes, 613 North Main St., Brewer 04412.

Joni Averill, Bangor Daily News, P.O. Box 1329, Bangor 04402;; 990-8288.

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