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TRIAD Coalition to hold senior safety day

By Joni Averill

Members of the Penobscot Country TRIAD Coalition will hold a Public Safety Senior Appreciation Day, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday, Oct. 9, at Macy’s Court inside the Bangor Mall.

Penobscot County Sheriff Glenn Ross reports that exhibitors include Eastern Area Agency on Aging, Senior Companion Program, Rosscare, AARP, Phillips-Strickland House, 2-1-1 Maine, Cooperative Extension Senior Companion, Westgate Manor, The Alzheimer’s Association, Acadia Assisted Living, Gentiva Home Health Care and Bangor Region Public Health and Wellness.

Outside the Mall, Sheriff Ross wrote, you will find personnel working with a mobile crime lab, the Maine State Police command vehicle, Capital Ambulance, the Bangor Fire command vehicle, Veazie Police Department mobile computers and the Maine Air National Guard-Sheriff’s Department bomb dog.

The children’s iris scan, “also used for seniors who have dementia or Alzheimer’s and are at risk for wandering,” he explained, also will be available for seniors.

Attendees are encouraged to bring expired or unneeded medications for deposit at the TRIAD drop-off station.


Jennifer Therrien of Challenger Learning Center of Maine reports that “October Means Rockets” and invites you to celebrate International Space Week now through Oct. 10.

The center will hold a rocket launch with its new rocket at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 8, at the center, 30 Venture Way, Bangor.

“October Sky,” a PG-rated movie based on a true story and winner of three Academy Awards, will be shown from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the center.

The suggested donation is $2 for the CLC Rocket Team, and you are asked to register by calling 990-2900, ext. 1.

Also, students in grades seven through 12 are invited to join the CLC Rocket Team to build and design a rocket for entry in the Team America Rocketry Challenge.

For more information about any Challenger Learning Center programs, call Therrien at 990-2900, ext. 3.


Iris Brown wrote that “as part of the Baileyville Octoberfest celebration, the People’s United Methodist Church” of Baileyville will hold a pork supper “with lots of fall vegetables and homemade applesauce and dessert.”

The supper is 4:30-6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 9, at the church on Third Street.

Admission is $8 for adults, $4 for children 12 and younger.


You are invited to the annual meeting of the Historical Society of the Town of Hancock at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 9, at the Hancock Community Center, wrote Lee Swift.

The featured speaker is Anne Pomroy of Old Orchard Beach.

Pomroy is a Colby College graduate who grew up in Hancock.

She has been active in politics and government since the ’70s and served as assistant attorney general for Maine from 1982 to 84, when she began her private law practice.

Pomroy’s talk is titled, “It Takes a Village to Raise a Child.”


Information forwarded by breast cancer survivors reports that Registered Maine Guide, breast cancer survivor and Elderhostel teacher Tess Ftorek of Robbinston has organized a program, “Pathways to Healing from Within on the Bay of Fundy: A Celebration of Breast Cancer Survivors,” Oct. 11-16 at Cobscook Community Learning Center in Trescott.

Leading the program with Ftorek are yoga instructor Mona Ingrid Love and fiber sculptor and certified life coach Susan Barrett Merrill.

The cost is $997. To register or receive more information, call 877-426-8056 or visit www.elderhostel.org.


Jen Baker e-mailed that the LaGrange Fire Department and the LaGrange Veteran’s Association will hold their fourth annual craft fair 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 24, at the Marion C. Cook School on Howland Road in LaGrange.

Tables can be rented for $15, and you can reserve your space by calling Baker at 943-2402 or e-mailing jrbaker@mainestream.us.

Proceeds benefit equipment for the Fire Department and the LaGrange Veteran’s Association’s new monument fund.

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

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