Articles by Walter Boomsma


Suicide Awareness and Prevention Workshop

By Walter Boomsma on Sept. 06, 2016, at 1:40 p.m.
Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2016 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.Thursday, Oct. 27, 2016 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2016 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Location: Guilford United Methodist Church, 3 School Street, Guilford, Maine For more information: 2073431842; This awareness and prevention session will bring attendees into compliance …

Raising Voices and Lifting Spirits in Guilford

By Walter Boomsma on Nov. 29, 2014, at 6:20 a.m.
In what has become an annual community tradition, Piscataquis Community Elementary students from kindergarten through grade six will raise their voices and instruments for parents and friends at their annual winter concert on Wednesday, December 10 at 5:30 p.m. in the Piscataquis Community Secondary School Gymnasium. Under the direction of …

MSAD 4 to Honor Veterans on November 10

By Walter Boomsma on Nov. 03, 2014, at 6:31 a.m.
MSAD 4 students and staff invite area Veterans and the community to attend a multimedia presentation celebrating those who have and are serving. This long-standing tradition of honoring Veterans in a very special way that brings the community together will be facilitated by members of the National Honor Society and …

Piscataquis Extension Announces Annual Meeting

By Walter Boomsma on Aug. 30, 2013, at 2:26 p.m.
Piscataquis County Cooperative Extension Executive Committee and Staff recently announce and Annual Supper and Meeting Extravaganza in collaboration with Penquis and Valley Grange. The meeting is being hosted by Valley Grange on Saturday, September 7 and will, according to Executive Committee President Walter Boomsma, have “something for everyone.” “We’ve actually …

SAD 4 Kindergarten Registration

By Walter Boomsma on Feb. 05, 2013, at 3:33 p.m.
Thursday, Jan. 1, 1970 12 a.m. to 12 a.m. Location: Piscataquis Community Elementary School, 25 Campus Drive, Guilford, Maine For more information: Pam Speed; 8764-301 Thursday, March 7, Guilford – Kindergarten registration will be held from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Piscataquis Community Elementary School in Guilford for …

Barbecue and Bluegrass event to raise funds for Santa Project

By Walter Boomsma on Nov. 19, 2012, at 11:40 a.m.
Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012 5 p.m. to 5 p.m. Location: Valley Grange, Guilford, Maine GUILFORD, Maine — A Barbecue and Bluegrass event will be held Saturday, Dec. 1, at Valley Grange hall. The barbecue meal will be served starting at 5 p.m. Bluegrass music performed by the Back Porch Bluegrass Band of …

Curry Joins Piscataquis County Extension

By Walter Boomsma on June 27, 2012, at 3:26 p.m.
DOVER-FOXCROFT | Wanda Lincoln of the Piscataquis County University of Maine Cooperative Extension recently announced the selection of Cathleen Curry as an Eat Well Nutrition Associate for Piscataquis County. Curry of Dover Foxcroft, joins the local office with a background in business development. She most recently was a Microenterprise …

Italian Buffet Benefits Smart Starts Program

By Walter Boomsma on June 07, 2012, at 5:54 a.m.
Saturday, July 21, 2012 5:45 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. Location: Valley Grange, Corner of Guilford Center Road and Butter Street, Guilford, ME For more information: Walter Boomsma; 343-1842; Valley Grange and Penquis join hands again for this incredible annual event. Come enjoy the food, the atmosphere and the fun!Story …

Valley Grange Wicked Huge Yard and Bake Sale

By Walter Boomsma on June 07, 2012, at 5:44 a.m.
Saturday, June 16, 2012 8:40 a.m. to 8:40 a.m. Location: Valley Grange Wicked Huge Yard and Bake Sale, Corner of Guilford Center Road and Butter Street, Guilford, ME For more information: Walter Boomsma; 343-1842; Valley Grange holds their annual “Wicked Huge” Yard and Bake Sale on Saturday, June 16th… …

GrowME Project Winds Up As Spring Starts

By Walter Boomsma on March 20, 2012, at 9:15 a.m.
GUILFORD, Maine — Third graders around Piscataquis County are no doubt peering into their cups this week watching for a sign of green while their parents watch the thermometer and the long range forecasts. Those third graders are part of a group of an estimated 700 elementary students who completed …

Garland Grange Gives Words And More

By Walter Boomsma on March 09, 2012, at 1:45 p.m.
DEXTER, Maine — Third grade students attending Ridgeview Community School recently welcomed a team of Garland Grange members who brought words and dictionaries for them. The team was led by Bill Bemis, master of the Grange, who offered the students a summary of the grange’s history. Bemis was accompanied by …