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Tickets to go on sale for EMMC Kitchen Tour

By Joni Averill

Tickets go on sale Thursday, Sept. 3, for the Eastern Maine Medical Center Auxiliary’s fifth annual Kitchen Tour which will be offered from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 26, reports Cindy Curran.

Tickets are $25 and available at the EMMC Gift Shop on State Street, Patrick’s Hallmark at the Broadway Shopping Center, Rebecca’s on Main Street and Westgate Pharmacy on Union Street, all in Bangor; Airline Pharmacy in Brewer; Winterport Winery and online at

Proceeds benefit the new CancerCare of Maine being built in Brewer.

Curran wants those who attend to know this tour “has a unique combination of six new and renovated kitchens in Bangor, Veazie and Hermon,” none of which has been part of a previous tour, and that “an exciting new feature of our tour invites you to indulge in delectable delights of various Maine-made food and specialty items.”

More than 20 vendors will offer samples and items for purchase between 2 and 5 p.m. the day of the tour at Wellman Commons, 300 Union St., Bangor. For entry, all you need to do is present your Kitchen Tour ticket.

At Wellman Commons, you will find everything from chocolates to sauces, breads and beverages.

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A benefit spaghetti supper in memory of Ben Preston, who was 26 when he lost his life to domestic violence, is set for 5-7:30 p.m. today at Samuel L. Wagner Middle School in Winterport.

Admission is $5 per person or $15 for families.

Proceeds benefit Spruce Run, the domestic abuse agency serving Penobscot County.

For information, call Patty Preston, 356-9823.

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In reviewing the information provided me by Lisa Trimper about the First Annual Cub Tracks Youth Triathlon for children ages 7-13, Sept. 27, at the University of Maine in Orono, I discovered additional information that parents should know.

While preregistration is not required, it is beneficial because the fee is lower.

Tripper said that the race fee is $20 “until Saturday, Sept. 26, the day before the race,” and that the “day-of-race fee is $35.”

Also, if you register children online with a credit card payment at, that payment deadline is 9 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 24.

The event is sponsored by Eastern Maine Medical Center, the University of Maine and Kohl’s Cares for Kids Charities and includes three events: swim, bike and walk-run.

For information, call 973-4600.

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The summer’s next-to-last Belfast Garden Club Open Garden Day Tour will be 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 4, at the gardens of Sharon Davenport, 26 Kendall Corner Road, Waldo.

There you will find “lavender, sunflowers, liatris and roses,” reports Nan Cobbey, adding that Davenport hopes to still have cosmos, bee balm and hops vines in bloom.

The suggested donation is $3 at the garden, where Davenport will serve cheese and crackers, lemonade and iced tea.

Funds benefit Garden Club civic projects. More information is available by calling tour chairwoman Gina Fry at 338-5345.

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Visitors will learn about “Preserving the Harvest at Leonard’s Mills” between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 5, at the Maine Forest and Logging Museum on Government Road off Route 178 in Bradley.

Executive director Cathy Goslin wrote that volunteers will demonstrate “preservation techniques, food and herb preservation” that will include drying garden crops and herbs, smoking meats and pickling, “all to sustain life through the winter,” and you will learn about medicinal herbs as well.

Admission is $5 for adults, $2 for children, free for museum members.

For more information, call 974-6278 or e-mail

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Jeannette Hughes of the American Legion Auxiliary Post 41 in Milo wrote that, for the past year, the Auxiliary has been working to gather photos of area service members to display on the walls of the Legion Hall.

Auxiliary members thank everyone who has contributed photos for this project and express their belief that “this is a nice tribute to the men and women who have served our country during times of war and peace.”

Hughes added, “If anyone has a photo of a friend, or family member” that you would like to have included in this display, you can bring it to the Legion Hall or contact Diane Burton at 943-5568, Cheryl Russell at 943-8892 or Margaret Earley at 394-3912.

Hughes also invites anyone who is “in the area, when the hall is open,” to “stop in and check out the display.”

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

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