Garden club highlights fruits of students’ labor

Posted Sept. 10, 2008, at 8:17 p.m.
Last modified Jan. 29, 2011, at 11:41 a.m.

What a wonderful program Belfast Garden Club president Diane Allmeyer-Beck and club members have for this week’s BGC Open Garden Day.

Nan Cobbey reports that from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 12, you can visit the gardens of Troy Howard Middle School, where its young gardeners have produced more than “100 varieties of vegetables and fruits — more than 28,600 pounds of produce — for district schools.”

Covering “only about a third of an acre,” Cobbey explained, teacher Jon Thurston and his students have grown “neat rows of lettuce, chard, mustard, onions, leeks, garlic, squash and kohl crops” and more from seed.

As you walk through the gardens and visit the green-house, you will find chickens, rabbits and fish and view “preparations for the Common Ground Fair.”

During September and October the students run a farm stand after school on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and food from the gardens is delivered to the schools each day, Cobbey reports.

The suggested donation is $3 and funds benefit BGC civic beautification projects.

For more information, visit www.belfastgardenclub.org.

And, to these young garden-ers, a hearty well done!


The duo, 35th Parallel, will perform at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 12, at Center Theatre for the Performing Arts in Dover-Foxcroft, reports Center Theatre executive director Patrick Myers.

Tickets are $12 for nonmembers or $10 for members, and more information is available by calling 564-8943 or at www.centertheatre.org.


Aunt Nellie’s Attic-Annex manager Angela Hollis reports its final yard sale of the year is 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 13, at Aunt Nellie’s on Route 1A in Holden.

The fee for people who want to participate in the sale is $10, plus 10 percent of their earnings. Tables will not be provided, so sellers must bring their own. There is no rain date.

To reserve your space, call 989-2299 or 989-3361 and ask for Hollis or leave a message.

Offerings include new and used merchandise at reasonable prices, and pottery and art, much of it made by artists at the sponsoring Hammond Street Senior Center in Bangor, whose volunteers also staff the facility.

Hollis wrote you will find “undiscovered treasures” along with T-shirts on sale for three for $1, and sweat shirts for $2, “not to mention new books and children’s clothing at great prices.”


North Brewer-Eddington United Methodist Church parishioner Marian Jerome is credited with rallying her church “family and many local businesses” to raise funds for the Brewer Community Service Council “to be used to respond to community requests for fuel assistance” this winter, wrote the Rev. Dr. Tracy Reeves.

The result of that effort will be a Benefit Auction with a preview at 1 p.m. and the auction at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 13, at the church, 31 Main Road in Eddington.

Among the items up for bid are an Old Town canoe kayak package, exterior car detailing, Pampered Chef products, entertainment and athletic packages, handmade jewelry and crafts, and gift certificates for many local businesses and restaurants.


Scott Segelbaum and Al Jackson invite you to the 100.3 WKIT Rock Art Show from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 13, and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday Sept. 14, at the Bangor Civic Center.

The show is free and open to the public, and a portion of proceeds from sales of the works benefit The March of Dimes.

Segelbaum reports the event will showcase the collection of works and highlight the art of famed Beatles animator, Ron Campbell, and features works of artists such as Paul McCartney, Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, Tony Bennett and many more.

This event is being touted as “the largest exhibit of its kind in the world.”


The Rev. Emily Taylor, pastor of the Ellsworth Falls Union Congregational Church, invites you to a benefit concert at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 14, at the church at the junction of Routes 1A and 179 in Ellsworth.

Although the concert is free, donations will be appreciated and proceeds will benefit a mission trip of church members to Honduras.

Featured performers are soprano Nina Mocniak Doak, flutist Gabrielle Yorgan and pianist Janet Pearson.


Today we pause to remember all who died, were injured, or whose lives have been adversely affected by the terrorists attacks of Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2001, and by the military efforts coming after that horrific event to keep us safe here at home.

Joni Averill, Bangor Daily News, P.O. Box 1329, Bangor 04402; 990-8288.

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