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Dover-Foxcroft Historical Society to meet June 1

Posted May 25, 2011, at 9:03 p.m.

DOVER-FOXCROFT, Maine — The Dover-Foxcroft Historical Society will meet at 7 p.m. June 1 at the Gerrish-Warren Center in Dover-Foxcroft.

Nancy Battick, society member and president of the Sarah Elizabeth Palmer Tent 23 of the Daughters of Union Veterans, will share the stories of two of her ancestors, Stephen and John Thurston, who served in the 11th Maine Infantry Regiment.

Blanchard Preservation Society to meet

BLANCHARD, Maine — The annual meeting of the Blanchard Preservation Society will be held at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, June 2, at the Meeting House in Blanchard. Election of officers will be held. For more information, call Peg at 997-2970.

Attic sale planned by Dover-Foxcroft Historical Society

DOVER-FOXCROFT, Maine — The Dover-Foxcroft Historical Society will hold an attic sale starting at 9 a.m. Saturday, June 4, at the Dover-Foxcroft Fire Station.

The society is accepting the donation of items with the exception of clothing for the sale. Items may be brought to the Observer Building Museum from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Thursdays or to the home Sylvia Dean at 34 McPhetres Road in Sangerville. To have items picked up, call Dean at 876-3663.

Maine outdoor writer pens first book

PARKMAN, Maine — Sheila Grant of Parkman has announced the release of her first book, “50 Great New England Family Fishing Vacations.”

Grant, who has a background in newspaper reporting and has been doing freelance writing for more than a decade, said the book provides information about great fishing destinations for the family. The book, a planning guide, includes a wide range of activities to keep the family entertained when the day’s fishing is done, according to Grant.

Information is included on hiking, wildlife watching, biking, horseback riding, golf, kayaking, dining, shopping, museums and historical sites through New England.

For more information about the book, visit www.northcountrypress.com or www.sdgrant.com.

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