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Hooked on Fishing event at Damariscotta Lake

Posted May 17, 2011, at 8:32 p.m.
Last modified May 17, 2011, at 9:15 p.m.

JEFFERSON, Maine — The Damariscotta Lake State Park second annual Hooked on Fishing event will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 4, and is sponsored by the Damariscotta Lake Watershed Association and other area groups.

Experienced boaters will bring children to prime fishing spots on the lake, and there will be plenty of activities on shore to keep families occupied. Equipment, bait, boats and life jackets will be available free of charge. The Whitefield Lions Club will cook and serve free food. For more information or to register by May 31, call Julia McLeod at 549-3836 or email Julia@dlwa.org.

Washington County emergency planners to meet in Harrington

HARRINGTON, Maine — The Washington County Local Emergency Planning Committee will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday, June 13, at the Harrington Family Health Center. The Health Center is on Route 1 near the Harrington Irving Station.

The public is invited to attend and participate. For more information, call Mike Hinerman at 255-393.

Bucksport Garden Club plans daylong event July 9

BUCKSPORT, Maine — The Bucksport Garden Club presents Bucksport’s Abloom, a town-wide, all-day event from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, July 9, at the Alamo Theatre. Featuring a raffle, auction, gardening, book signing and lunch. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call Paula at 469-3507.

Plant and bake sale June 3 at Owls Head

OWLS HEAD — The Owls Head Garden Club will hold its annual plant and bake sale at 9 a.m.  Friday, June 3, at the Owls Head Community Building on Ash Point Drive. This year, the very popular sale will feature 200 named daylilies from The Maine Farm, grown by Bill Warman. Members have been busy potting and gathering annuals and perennials, dividing plants and also getting ready to bake delicious pies, cakes and other treats. Any greenhouses, nurseries or area gardeners who have extra seedlings or perennials and food bakers are welcome to donate to the sale. Labeled items are to be dropped off at the Community Building from 3 to 5 p.m. Thursday, June 2. Proceeds from the sale benefit the club’s annual scholarship fund and community gardens.

For more information, call Dottie at 596-6032.

Calais hospital honors 35-year employee

CALAIS — Calais Regional Hospital recently presented Mary-Jo Burgess the 2011 Excellence Award. The CRH Excellence Award is an honor given to an individual who exemplifies teamwork, respect for people, service to others, outstanding customer service and dedication to quality.  

Burgess has spent the past 35 years working at CRH. The first 12 years she spent at the switchboard greeting all who came in the main entrance. In 1988 she moved to the Patient Accounts Department, where as senior patient accounts representative she earned certification as a patient account technician. For the past eight years she has worked as the nursing administration assistant.

Ribbon cutting celebrates new Passamaquoody housing

INDIAN TOWNSHIP —  The Passamaquoddy Tribe at Indian Township, USDA Rural Development, MaineHousing, Indian Health Service and many other partners held a ribbon-cutting ceremony Saturday to celebrate four new units of tribal housing for elders on the reservation.

The event signifies the completion of The Pines II. USDA Rural Development has invested $540,550 in The Pines II through a Rural Rental Housing Loan to renovate the former Assisted Living Facility into Multi-Family Housing.

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