Junior high school classmates plan reunion

Posted March 14, 2010, at 6:03 p.m.

Members of Holbrook Junior High School Class of 1974 have a plan.

Denise Orcutt Knowles wrote that “at our last high school reunion, many of us expressed an interest” in having a junior high class reunion.

Knowles said the group realized when they entered high school that they had “lost touch with” some of the people they had gone through elementary and junior high school with, and that they “all had fond memories of our early years in school together.”

As the discussion continued, the group decided it would be nice to include a few other classes, so now, Knowles wrote, they are trying to locate anyone who graduated from Holbrook Junior High School in Holden between 1971 and 1976.

Knowles wrote that the group “would like to have someone from each graduating class volunteer to help locate” fellow classmates and help with the reunion planning.

“Our biggest hurdle right now is finding current addresses for everyone,” she wrote.

Planners hope to hold the reunion this summer.

Anyone interested in participating in this reunion can contact Knowles at dkmk77@roadrunner.com; Debbie Dunton McKay at Debmckay59@aol.com or Lori Copeland Austin at loriaustin@yahool.com.

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Congregation Beth Israel announced reservations are requested by Tuesday, March 16, for anyone planning to attend its annual Passover second-night Seder Tuesday, March 30, at the Bangor synagogue.

Tickets are $24 for anyone 13 and older, $12 for children 5-12, free for children younger than 5.

Send reservations and payments to Congregation Beth Israel, 144 York St., Bangor 04401.

To make reservations after March 16, call the synagogue office at 945-3433.

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A free, two-hour workshop for family caregivers is being offered from 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday, March 17, at the Dyke Center for Family Business at Husson University in Bangor.

Advance registration is required by calling 772-0115 or e-mailing drew.wyman@alz.org.

The workshop is funded by a grant from the federal Administration on Aging and the Office of Elder Services, Maine Department of Health and Human Services, Kristie Miner of Westgate Manor reports.

The workshop, Miner said, is for people caring for individuals with Alzheimer’s disease or related dementia, and will focus on “meeting the behavioral challenges of dementia” by addressing the issues of “agitation, wandering and safety, repetitive questions, confusion, suspicion, resistance to personal care and vocal or physical aggression.”

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The public is invited to a beef stew supper and a musical program by the Beecher Hills Boys ’n Girls Hillbilly Band and Cloggers at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, March 18, at the Bucksport Senior Center, 125 Broadway.

Myrtle Pendleton reports admission is $8. Reservations are suggested, and the snow date is Thursday, March 25.

For information or to make a reservation, call 469-0703 or 469-7559.

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Sarah Reinhart of the law firm Eaton Peabody in Bangor has announced the Penobscot County Bar Association is accepting entries from students in grades nine through 12 for the 2010 Law Day Contest.

The entry deadline is Friday, April 16.

Students must be enrolled in a Penobscot County school or be home-schooled in Penobscot County in the equivalent of grades nine through 12.

Entries may be an essay or poster about this year’s topic.

That topic is “Law in the 21st century: How would you bring the U.S. Constitution into the 21st century to respond to advances in science and technology, the tension between individual rights and the open-ended threat of terrorism, or the ever-expanding uses of military forces overseas?” Reinhart wrote.

Information and contest rules are available at area high schools or may be obtained from Reinhart at Eaton Peabody, 80 Exchange St., Bangor.

For more information, call her at 947-0111.

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

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