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Community assists couple now in hospital

By Joni Averill

Winterport residents Rick and Kim Coulter were involved in a “severe motor vehicle accident on March 7,” wrote Becky Bunker of the couple. They remain in the hospital recovering from their injuries.

In the meantime, family, friends and community members are doing what they can to help defray medical costs.

Bunker wrote that the Hampden Academy football coaches, players and alumni will hold a benefit spaghetti dinner for the Coulters from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, April 9, at the Kiwanis Civic Center in Hampden.

According to information received from Bonnie Hand, admission is a $5 donation for individuals, or $20 for a family up to five members.

An account has been established for the Coulters at Eastern Maine Medical Center Federal Credit Union, and donations to help the couple also may be mailed to John Chase, 255 Cold Brook Road, Hampden 04444.

More information is available by calling Chase at 942-2497, or Hand at work, 989-8624, or at home, 989-7427.


Jessica Kunkel reports The Game Loft Volunteer Recognition Dinner is 6-8 p.m. Friday, April 9, at St. Margaret’s Parish Hall in Belfast.

The event honors “all of the year’s adult and youth volunteers” and includes a slide show of the year’s events, Kunkel wrote.

For more information, call The Game Loft, 338-6447, or e-mail thegameloft@spurwink.org.


Julie Lisnet reports Robinson Ballet Live 2010 will perform at 7 p.m. Friday, April 9, and Saturday, April 10, at The Grand in Ellsworth.

This year’s children’s show, “La Boutique Fantasque,” is 3 p.m. Saturday, April 10, at The Grand.

For tickets, call 667-9500 or visit www.grandonline.org.


Award-winning singer-songwriter Steve Nelson performs at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 9, at Unity College Centre for the Performing Arts.

Tickets are $15 and are available by calling 948-SHOW or at www.unitymaine.org.

For information, call UCCPA general manager John Sullivan at the number above or e-mail jsullivan@unity.edu.


The Hancock Woman’s Club Indoor Yard Sale is 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 10, at Hancock Grammar School.

Diane Arney reports the “Club Kitchen will be serving tasty breakfast baked goods and beverages, followed by sandwiches for lunch” and that “vendors will have tables full of great treasures,” so she urges you to “come early for the best bargains!”

Proceeds benefit “the youth of our community as well as to maintain the Clubhouse for use by area organizations,” Arney said.

For information, call her at 422-9993, or HWC president Jackie Nicholson at 422-6852.


Brian Folster invites the public to a Talent Night and Dessert Cafe from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Saturday, April 10, at Old Town United Methodist Church, 744 Stillwater Ave.

Admission is $6 for adults, $3 for children, $15 for a family of four or more.

Advance tickets can be purchased at the church office and tickets will be sold at the door.

Folster wrote that “assorted pies and beverages will be served” while you enjoy “Six Basin Street Dixieland Band, vocals by Elizabeth Curtis, piano selections by Tim Jenkins, vocals and guitar music by Julie Monroe, the Essex Street Junction Barbershop Quartet, our church choir and bell choir, directed by Laura Artesani and, from the Y-Players, Pam Martin.”

For information, visit www.gbgm-umc.org/oldtown.

Proceeds benefit the church and its community outreach and mission work.


The Families and Children Together Maine Kids-Kin program will hold a two-part parenting retreat for relative caregivers, reports Janelle Wuoristo.

The retreats are 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 10, and Saturday, April 24, at F.A.C.T. in Suite 2B, at 304 Hancock St., Bangor.

Refreshments and free child care will be provided at the sessions, which are open to all grandfamilies.

“This parenting retreat will allow grandfamilies to relax and have fun while sharing their own parenting techniques and learning new ones,” Wuoristo wrote.

For information, or to register, call Susan Barker at 941-2347 or 866-298-0896, or visit www.mainekids-kin.org.


Members of Penobscot County Retired Teachers Association meet at noon Thursday, April 15, at Penobscot Jobs Corps Academy in Bangor for a tour and luncheon, reports PCRTA president Fran Mitchell.

Members are asked to RSVP by Monday, April 12, “for a luncheon count and further directions,” Mitchell said.

Reservations may be made by calling her at 947-3928.

At the gathering, Jonathan Symonds, other staff and students “will assist with the planned activities,” Mitchell added.

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

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