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Baked bean supper to benefit Prospect community projects


PROSPECT, Maine — The Prospect Community Club is sponsoring a baked bean and casserole supper from 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday, June 11, at the Prospect Community Center on the corner of Route 1A and Route 174 in Prospect. Price for supper is $6 for adults and $2 for children under 12. Proceeds benefit the Building Maintenance Fund and community projects. For information, call 567-3170.

Civil War flag quilt to be displayed in Belfast

BELFAST, Maine — The Belfast Historical Society will display the 1864 Civil War soldiers’ flag quilt from 4 to 7 p.m. Flag Day, Tuesday, June 14, at the Belfast Free Library’s Abbott Room.  Pam Weeks, quilt historian and curator at the New England Quilt Museum, will speak briefly at 6:30p.m. about Civil War era soldiers’ quilts.

On June 17, 1864 the Ladies Aid Society from the First Church in Belfast began work on a flag bed quilt to honor those who fought to preserve the Union. In mid-July, the finished quilt was sent to the Armory Square Hospital in Washington where it was displayed for sick and wounded soldiers. In 2011, nearly 150 years since its making, the quilt was donated to the Belfast Historical Society and Museum.

This event is free and open to the public.

Author to host community assets lecture in Damariscotta

DAMARISCOTTA, Maine — Author Ed McMahon will host a lecture and discussion on community assets as part of the Friends of Midcoast Maine annual meeting from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, June 16, at the Lincoln County Community Theater in downtown Damariscotta.

The “Dollars and Sense of Preserving Community Character” will address downtowns and the transformation of the commercial strip and include how communities can grow without destroying the things that people love. McMahon’s talk will touch on historic preservation, new design, green space, community gateways and how small towns can be successful in a changing world. He will identify emerging opportunities to redevelop strip commercial areas into vibrant places.

Preregistration is requested. For information, and to print out a registration form, visit or call 236-1077.

Lincoln County Democrats to take on women’s issues

NEWCASTLE, Maine — Sarah Standiford, executive director of the Maine Women’s Lobby, will share her views on women’s issues with Lincoln County Democrats at 6:30 p.m. Monday, June 13, at the Newcastle Community Room on River Road. A brief business meeting will follow the talk. For information, call Jo at 633-2978.

Stockton Springs residents invited to ‘Meet the Candidates’

STOCKTON SPRINGS, Maine — Residents are invited to a Stockton Springs “Meet the Candidates” night set for 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, June 7, at the Stockton Springs Town Hall.

The event is an opportunity for citizens to hear from Lesley Cosmano and Veronica Magnan, the two candidates for selectboard, and from Denise Dakin, a member of the RSU 20 board of directors.

Event organizer Mary Kelley said candidates will be asked to talk about their backgrounds and their reasons for running for office. She hopes residents will participate by offering questions and concerns.  

Volunteers sought to join Trek Across Maine

BELFAST, Maine — The American Lung Association is looking for 100 local volunteers to assist the cyclists and staff of the Trek Across Maine, which finishes Sunday, June 19, at Steamboat Landing in Belfast.

The 27th annual trek, which last year raised $1.7 million in support of the ALA, is expected to draw more than 2,000 participants. Another 1,000 family members and support staff will be at the finish line.

Volunteers will help with a variety of tasks starting at 6:30 a.m. and finishing at 4 p.m. Flexible scheduling and shift times are available.

For information about volunteering, call Kim Denbow, volunteer doordinator for the American Lung Association, at 624-0313, or go to

Fire Department seeking items for Montville Field Day raffle

MONTVILLE, Maine — The Montville Fire Department is looking for items to raffle at the annual Montville Field Day, which will be held August 13.

The event allows the department to purchase needed equipment.

To donate an item or a gift certificate, mail it to the Montville Volunteer Fire Department, 63 South Mountain Valley Highway, Montville 04941. For information, call Karen York at 382-3077 or email

$8,000 raised in Waterville to aid autistic children

WATERVILLE, Maine — Woodfords Family Services raised more than $8,000 to aid children with autism and other developmental disabilities during its first annual Fun Run/Walk at Thomas College in Waterville on May 7.

The nonprofit agency serves individuals with special needs and their families.

Annual family pig roast, auction to be held in Bingham

BINGHAM, Maine — The annual Sukeforth family pig roast and auction will be held Saturday, Sept. 3, at Bingsol, the Sukeforth Family Camp, on the town line of Bingham and Solon on Route 201.

It is a public event and aims to raise money for Hospice Volunteers of Waterville Area, Spectrum Generations and Muskie Center Meals on Wheels.

For information, to purchase tickets or to donate an item for the auction, call Annette Sukeforth Marin at 313-3216 or email

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