GREENVILLE, Maine — Want to learn how to keep Piscataquis County guests in the neighborhood longer, leaving behind more of their vacation funds and give them a reason to come back for more adventures? The Piscataquis County Economic Development Council and the Maine Woods Tourism Training Initiative will try to answer that question at two Regional Destination Training seminars for Piscataquis businesses from 9 a.m. to noon Thursday, April 28, at the Penquis Higher Education Center in Dover-Foxcroft and from 2 to 5 p.m. the same day at the Greenville Town Office. Registration is $10.
Greenville taking nominations for Honorary Mayor
GREENVILLE, Maine — The Greenville 175th Birthday Committee is seeking nominations for Honorary Mayor for the town’s 175th birthday Aug. 21-27. The mayor must be a Greenville resident who has made a positive difference in the community. The winner will be honored in the July Fourth parade and during the birthday celebration week. Nominations, which must be in writing and must include support for why the nominee should be made mayor, must be submitted no later than June 1 at the Greenville Town Office.
Historians to hear talk on Civil War
DOVER-FOXCROFT, Maine — The Dover-Foxcroft Historical Society will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 11, in the Thayer Parkway meeting room to continue its series on the Civil War. Wayne Bennett of Guilford, Sons of Union Veterans member and Civil War historian, will speak about Company M, 1st Maine Cavalry. This is the unit in which Col. Calvin S. Douty served, a well-known name in the region. The meeting is open to the public.
Thompson Library to host talk on East Asian culture
DOVER-FOXCROFT, Maine — Professor Brad Dearden, associate professor of geography at the University of Maine at Farmington, will speak on geography and culture of East Asia at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 12, as part of the James Brown Lecture series at the Thompson Free Library.
The free talk, ‘’The Geography of East Asia and its Effect on Culture,” will be in the library’s new addition. Dearden teaches about issues in developing regions, the global economy, and political geography, with regional specializations in East Asia and Latin America.
The lecture series has been endowed with memorial funds donated to the Thompson Free Library in memory of Brown, who lost his life in a boating accident in 2008. The series presents lectures on topics related to history, literature and culture, areas of the humanities of great interest to Brown.