Legion post offers veterans’ benefits seminar

By Joni Averill,
Posted April 13, 2010, at 7:13 p.m.

All veterans and their spouses are invited to attend a veterans’ benefits seminar at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 17, at Stockton Springs American Legion Post 157 on Route 1 North in Sandy Point.

Seminar coordinator Ed Burns wrote the post is sponsoring the seminar, which includes “guest speakers who are well-versed in discussing” several issues of interest to veterans and their spouses.

Topics to be included will be health care eligibility, VA claims process, service-connected disabilities, Agent Orange-related illnesses, burial and memorial benefits, VA home loan guaranty, career counseling and tax credits and benefits.

The seminar also includes refreshments and “an opportunity for questions and scheduling follow-up meetings,” Burns wrote in encouraging “all veterans to take advantage of this very timely opportunity to learn about the benefits you may have accrued during your time in service, and also hear about important changes that may have occurred since you left the service.”

For more information, or to RSVP, call Cmdr. Bob Hanish, 567-3391, e-mail rhanish@msn.com or call Burns at 567-6005 or e-mail mentor@roadrunner.com.

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Speaking of Stockton Springs, its Community Library celebrates National Library Week and the success of its “Returnables for Reading” campaign, led by Basil and Mary Staples, which just reached $50,000, with three events this week, reports library trustee Janice Capano.

Kathy Goldner will present “The Stories of Knitting” at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 15, at the library, which will host an open house from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 17, featuring refreshments and activities; host a teddy bear picnic at 11 a.m. for children 3-7, and have “activities for older children in the afternoon,” according to Capano.

The events also offer community members an opportunity “to honor this remarkable couple,” Capano wrote of the Staples’ effort to bring a library to the town.

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Linda Brier Hall reports Waldo County Education Association Retired meets at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, April 15, at Waldo County Technical Center on Route 137 in Waldo.

The luncheon is $6 and “will be prepared and served by the students of the center,” Hall wrote in inviting you to “gain and share retiree information and enjoy a program of gentle yoga with Jacqueline Lacoste of Belfast.”

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Deanna Partridge reports Hammond Street Senior Center’s next new member orientation is 2 p.m. Thursday, April 15, at the center at 2 Hammond St. in Bangor.

Greater Bangor residents 60 and older are invited to attend “to get an overall view of the organization and the programs, classes and activities we offer,” Partridge wrote.

Registration is not required but is appreciated.

For more information, visit www.hammondstreet.org, call 262-5532 or visit the senior center between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday in downtown Bangor.

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Hammond Street Senior Center will be the beneficiary of your participation in a 1950s Flashback Dinner and Dance with dinner at 5:30 p.m. and dancing to Rockin’ Ron and the New Society Band at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 15, hosted by Acadia Assisted Living, 932 Ohio St., Bangor.

Tickets are $5, and an RSVP is also requested but not required.

For information, call 942-6002 or visit www.seniorlivinginstyle.com, or call HSSC or visit the Web site listed above.

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Jeri Misler reports Winterport Open Stage will present “Jenny’s House of Joy,” recommended for mature audiences, at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 16; Saturday, April 17; Friday, April 23 and Saturday, April 24; and at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 18; and Sunday, April 25; at Wagner Middle School in Winterport.

Tickets at the door are $8 for adults and $5 for seniors and students.

The cast for this “comedy about the world’s oldest profession,” Misler wrote, includes Brianne Beck, Emily Gammon, Jenny Hart, Kim Pitula and Christie Robinson.

For more information, visit winterportopenstage.com.

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Sherry French reports a teen dance is 7-10 p.m. Friday, April 16, in the gymnasium of the Dover-Foxcroft Community Building on Morton Avenue.

Admission is $4 for pupils in grades five to eight and proceeds benefit the Shiretown Homecoming Committee.

Refreshments will be on sale, and music will be provided by a disc jockey.

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Joyce Harvey e-mailed Searsport Congregational-Methodist Food Cupboard is hosting its eighth annual public fish chowder supper at 5 p.m. Friday, April 16, at Curtis Hall at First Congregational Church on Church Street in Searsport.

Harvey invites you to “come and enjoy delicious chowder, fresh hot biscuits and homemade pies for only $6.”

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

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