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Nonesuch Farm to Close, owners to hold sale


BANGOR, Maine — After seven years in business, Nonesuch Farm B&B at Six Mile Falls has closed.

Owners Jim and Mary Louis Davitt will hold a Good Home Goods Sale from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 20, and Sunday, Aug. 21, at 59 Hudson Road, directly across from Six Mile Falls. The sale will include cookware, bath and bed items, furniture and picture frames. The owners will share proceeds from the sale with the Bangor Area Homeless Shelter and Spruce Run, the domestic violence agency serving Penobscot County.

Family-To-Family program to begin Aug. 31

BANGOR, Maine — The National Alliance on Mental Illness, Maine, is sponsoring a free Family-to-Family Education Program specifically for families of people diagnosed with mental illness.

The first class of the 12-week series is 6-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 31. Preregistration is required by calling 866-3307, 299-0120 or 942-3035, emailing or contacting Christine Canty Brooks at the NAMI Maine office by calling 800-464-5767 or emailing

The course will cover schizophrenia, mood disorders (bipolar disorder and major depression), panic disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder and other major mental illnesses in addition to offering coping skills such as handling crises and relapse, basic information about medications, listening and communication techniques, problem-solving skills, recovery and rehabilitation, and self-care.

Unique musical performance planned at Bangor Public Library

BANGOR, Maine — Kit Soden and violinist Aliza Thibodeau will host a unique musical performance at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 17, in the Storyroom at the Bangor Public Library.

Thibodeau, a Bangor native, has traveled throughout Europe with partner Kit Soden performing songs from Soden’s CD, “Like A Dancer Unstrung.”

For information, call 947-8336.

Organizations work to raise funds for Smart Starts

GUILFORD, Maine — Valley Grange and Penquis have teamed up to raise funds for the Penquis Smart Starts for Students Project Fund with an Italian buffet 5-7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 19, at the Grange on the corner of Butter Street and Guilford Center Road.

The minimum donation for the buffet fundraiser is $6 for adults and $3 for children ages 5-12. Children under 5 eat for free. For information, call Sheree at 564-7116, ext. 2440, or visit

Dadham Church to host supper

DEDHAM, Maine — The Dedham Congregational Church will host a baked bean supper 5-6:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 20, at the church in Dedham Village. The price of supper is $8 for adults and $4 for children. All are welcome.

Puppet and story workshop in Pittsfield

PITTSFIELD, Maine — The Sebasticook Regional Land Trust, with financial support from a Jumpstart Our Youth grant, invites children of all ages for a puppet and story workshop with Milkweed Puppet Theater at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 18, at the Pittsfield Public Library.

After learning about wild baby birds in the region, participants will make bird puppets and act out a story in a puppet theater.

Program leader Nancy Tyndall of Milkweed Puppet Theater has been teaching puppetry and performing folktales throughout Maine for more than 20 years.

For information, call 948-3766.

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