June 21, 2018
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Food pantry needs help to build new facility

By Joni Averill

Neighbors Supporting Neighbors Food Pantry has some great news, volunteer director Carol Lackedy e-mailed of that nonprofit organization “serving those in need in Hermon, Carmel, Etna, Levant and Dixmont for a year, this month.”

Lackedy wrote the group is “excited to announce we have acquired a parcel of land, in Hermon, to build a place to call our own” and that the volunteers “are in full fundraising mode, now, to raise the needed funds to build a 3-bedroom emergency shelter, food pantry and soup kitchen.”

To help raise those funds, NSN is “collecting yard sale items for our 2nd annual yard sale,” she wrote.

The group would appreciate donations of any “tools, furniture, books, videos, sporting goods, baby supplies, electronics,” etc., Lackedy wrote, adding that “we can pick the items up or can arrange for them to be dropped off at our storage trailer.”

NSN also seeks support from others in the community to help achieve its ambitious goal.

Any group, business or organization willing “to help support a great cause” by holding a fundraiser or other event to help with this project, call Lackedy at 299-5186.


Jan Cox and the Brewer Hometown Band presents a “good old days” concert at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, July 30, at the Brewer Auditorium; outside if it’s nice or inside if it’s not.

The concert if free, but donations are welcome.

Music ranging from “Sweet Georgia Brown” to “The William Tell Overture” will entertain those who attend.


Scott R.C. Levy announces that Penobscot Youth Theatre, “the student wing of Bangor’s professional theatre company,” will present the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical adaptation of “Cinderella,” which is “appropriate for the entire family.”

Performances are 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday, July 30-31, and 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 1, at the historic Bangor Opera House.

All tickets are $5.


Cynthia Jennings reports this week’s Summer Concerts in the Park offering, hosted by the Old Town Public Library, features Fishers of Men at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, July 30, at Riverfront Park in Old Town.

The group performs a variety of Christian music from rock to country.

In case of rain, the concert will be at the Elks Club on Fourth Street Extension. For information, call 827-3972.


Jennifer Therrien invites you to “Storytelling and the Sky” at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 30, at Challenger Learning Center of Maine, 30 Venture Way in Bangor.

Led by Lee and Jody Rose of “Tales Told: Storytelling for Lifelong Learners,” the program is “for youth and learners of all ages,” Therrien wrote.

Preregistration is encouraged. Call 990-2900, ext. 3.


Veterans, family members and the public are invited to a flag dedication ceremony at 10 a.m. Friday, July 31, at Avalon Village in Hampden, at the corner of Heather Way and Foxglove Drive.

World War II veteran and Avalon Village resident Donald Skinner organized the ceremony to recognize the replacement of a deteriorated flag.

The event includes representatives of the 195th Army National Guard band, officials of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and its Ladies Auxiliary, the American Legion, Hampden Town Manager Susan Lessard and Boy Scout Troop 1776.


Belfast Garden Club’s 10th tour of the summer features “more than 100 different daylilies, fruit trees, a variety of annual and perennial flowers and some giant tomatoes,” wrote Nan Cobbey.

The tour is 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday, July 31, at the home of Alismarie Parsloe, 140 Bluff Road in Northport.

A suggested $3 donation is payable at the garden, and more information is available at www.belfastgardenclub.org, at local businesses, or by calling club president Diane Allmayer-Beck at 338-3105 or Martha Block at 948-2815.


Bill Robertson invites you to the Franklin Historical Society Blueberry Pancake Breakfast 7-10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 1, at the Franklin Veterans Club.

Admission is $5 for adults, $2.50 for children, and the event includes at silent auction.


In conjunction with the celebration of the Calais Bicentennial Celebration, Joni Miller and members of the St. Croix Valley International Garden Club invite you to their annual fundraiser 9 a.m.-1 p.m. in Memorial Park on Main Street.

You will find everything from gardening-related items, perennials and flowers to homemade foods, strawberry shortcake, lemonade, and experts answering questions and offering advice “on the growing of herbs and plants,” Miller wrote.

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

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