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Posted Aug. 16, 2011, at 4:38 p.m.
Last modified Aug. 17, 2011, at 8:21 a.m.

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Bangor

Backpacks needed

Penquis has partnered with Blueberry Broadcasting and Dunkin’ Donuts to collect backpacks for children who otherwise would not have one to start the school year.

In these challenging economic times, the requests for backpacks have outnumbered donations. Penquis is reaching out to individuals, churches, businesses and community partners to ask for help in collecting backpacks.

Backpacks may be dropped off at:

• Bangor, 262 Harlow St.

• Dover-Foxcroft, 50 North St.

• Rockland, 170 Pleasant St.

Donations are needed by Aug. 20 so they can be distributed to families in time for school.

Outer Broadway

BANGOR — Motorists who travel outer Broadway, Route 15, in Bangor need to be aware of a bridge construction under way that could cause possible delays.

Crews will be replacing the traveling surface on the Parker Brook Bridge, one-half mile south of the intersection of Finson Road and Route 15.

Construction is expected to continue through Friday, Sept. 9. During construction, there will be one-way alternating traffic over the bridge, regulated by temporary signal lights.

Nomination papers

Nomination papers for Bangor City Council and Bangor School Committee are available in the City Clerk’s Office at Bangor City Hall, 73 Harlow St.

Petitions must be returned no later than 60 days before Election Day, which this year will be held on Nov. 8.

Hawaiian luau

A luau featuring Hawaiian food, dancing and music will be offered 5:30-8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 25, at Winterberry Heights, 932 Ohio St.

Music will be provided by the Ukulele Club from the University of Maine at Machias. Mary Beth Hewitt & Friends will present dancing.

Admission is $10, with proceeds to benefit the Hammond Street Senior Center and Eastern Area Agency on Aging.

For information, call 942-6002.

Blue Hill

WERU-FM and the Blue Hill Public Library invite the public to take part in an evening of storytelling, “The WERU Story Forum: Blue Hill,” at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 25, at the library.

The event will be hosted by Rob McCall, producer of Awanadjo Almanack on WERU, author, and longtime pastor of the Blue Hill Congregational Church. Storytelling has seen a resurgence in popularity in recent years, with radio shows and even “story slams” devoted to the art.

Come and share your memories and stories about Blue Hill, past and present. What makes Blue Hill special? What is it like to live here? How has it changed over the years? What stories did your grandparents tell about the place? Stories will be recorded for broadcast on WERU, and for the library to keep for future generations.

For information, call 469-5515 or email Amy Browne at amy@weru.org.

Brewer

Honored by council

The Brewer City Council on Aug. 9 presented plaques to Tyler Eagan and Amber Cates for “extraordinary efforts to save the life of an accident victim” on July 5.

Police Chief Perry Antone also awarded Eagan and Cates each a Challenge Coin.

Grants to city

The Brewer City Council on April 9 accepted:

• A combined $3,000 in donations for Brewer Days from Marden’s, Trans-Tech Industries, Brewer Federal Credit Union and Joel and Jacquelyn Dearborn.

• Two grants from the Stephen and Tabitha King Foundation, one for $15,000 for improvements to the library, and one for $6,500 to purchase 28 high-visibility jackets for firefighters.

• Grant funds from Healthy Maine Partnerships and the Maine Department of Health and Human Services for a medicine return box for the Police Department.

Dedham

Recycling changes

Starting Wednesday, Sept. 21, the town of Dedham will switch to “single stream” recycling.

Rather than separating recyclables by type, residents will combine all glass, metal, paper, cardboard and plastics No. 1-7 into one recycling container.

Collection will continue to be held the third Wednesday of the month, except when delayed by a major Monday holiday. The contractor, Maine Waste Systems, will collect recycling materials in a dedicated compactor-style truck.

More information will be included with the tax bills, which will be mailed on Thursday, Sept. 1. For information, visit http:// www.dedhamme.org or call 843-6217.

Dixmont

Historic marker

An unveiling ceremony will be held at at 3 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 25, at the historic Dixmont Town House, 702 Western Ave.

A historic marker has been provided and installed at the Dixmont Town House by Central Maine Power Co. The Dixmont Historical Society invites the public to attend the ceremony. Refreshments will be served. The Town House will be open for viewing of the work that has been done to save this historic building and members of the Historical Society Committee will be on hand to discuss future plans.

Financial planning

A public community educational program, “Financial Planning for the 21st Century,” will be presented at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 30, at the Louis I. Bussey Schoolhouse, 994 Western Ave.

The speaker will be James Clifford, owner of North Point Financial Services in Brewer. Clifford specializes in retirement and protection planning.

Dixmont United Methodist Church is sponsoring the free community event, and all are welcome. Refreshments will be served. The event is one of the many educational programs held at the Louis I. Bussey Schoolhouse.

Frankfort

Fall quilt show

The Winterport Clippers Quilters Group will sponsor a fall quilt show 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8, at Frankfort Congregational Church, Route 1A.

There will be many beautiful quilts on display, new and old. Handcrafted items will be available for purchase. The event also will feature door prizes and refreshments. Those attending are asked to give a $3 donation at the door.

The Winterport Clippers make quilts for veterans and undertake other worthy projects.

For more information, contact Nancy Ronco at 223-5950.

Hampden

Nomination papers

Nomination papers are available for several positions at the Hampden Town Office, 106 Western Ave.

Town Council seats are available in districts 1, 2, 3 and 4.

Seats also are available on the SAD 22 board of directors and the Hampden Water District board of trustees.

Nomination papers must be returned to the town clerk by Thursday, Sept. 8. Elections are set for Nov. 8.

Holden

Fall frolic

The town of Holden will be host to the second annual Fall Frolic 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24, at Holden Elementary School and town office grounds on Route 1A.

Organizers are seeking crafters, vendors and those who want yard sale spaces. Outside tables are available for crafters only at $15 each. Outside yard sale spaces are 20 square feet and are $15 each.

Proceeds benefit the restoration of the Old Grange Hall on Route 1A. For more information, call the Holden Town Office at 843-5151.

Blueberry Fest

Holden Congregational Church will host its fourth annual Blueberry Fest with blueberry pancakes and sundaes 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 20, at the church on Church Road. There also will be a blueberry pie contest, bake sale, craft sale and games for youngsters.

Also on Saturday, sign up at the Bone Marrow Registry Drive to join the NMPD registry of volunteer marrow donors. Participants must be between 18 and 60, meet the health guidelines, fill out a form, give a cheek cell swab and be willing to donate marrow to any patient in need.

For information on the blueberry fest or craft tables, contact Zita Osgood at 989-6094, Jen Perkins at 843-6013 or Amy Tapley at nuovochic@msn.com.

Old Town

Antique appraisal

The Old Town Museum will hold its first antique appraisal show with professional appraiser Bruce Buxton 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 21, at 353 Main St.

“Folks are welcome to bring all sorts of antiques,” said Carol May. “The only exceptions are stamps, coins, bottles and books.”

There is a maximum of three antiques per person. The cost for appraisal is $10 for one item, $18 two items or $25 three items — cash or check. Proceeds will benefit the Old Town Museum.

Large items that cannot be brought in can be appraised by Buxton through high-quality photos, supporting information and documentation.

Doors open at 9:30 a.m. No preregistration is available. Antique enthusiasts should be there when doors open.

To find out more, email oldtownmuseum@gmail.com or call 827-7256. Regular hours are 1-4 p.m. Friday-Sunday.

Searsport

KnitMaine-ia

KnitMaine-ia Fashion Show needs your favorite hand-knit or crocheted items

“Fun and fabulous” best describes the second annual KnitMaine-ia fashion show which will be held at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 8, at Searsport Shores Campground. The event kicks off Fiber College in Searsport and is organized by the Women of St. Margaret’s in Belfast. Come enjoy a fantastic variety of hand-knitted and crocheted garments and accessories.

Tickets are $10, which includes a wine and cheese reception after the show and can be purchased in advance. Limited seating will be available, so advance reservations are recommended.

All proceeds will benefit New Hope for Women. In addition, hand-knit gloves, mittens, scarves and hats are being collected to be donated to the women and children who receive services from New Hope.

Submit your favorite piece(s) or accessory to show off your handiwork by Aug. 28. Submission forms can be found at http:// www.stmargaretsbelfast.org/newsevents/knitmaineia.html or contact jillianliver@gmail.com.

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