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Supper, auction to benefit car accident victims

By Joni Averill

Donations of dessert and silent auction items are being accepted for a benefit spaghetti dinner-silent auction 4-7:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 8, at the Bradford Community Building, 345 East Road, Bradford.

General proceeds benefit the family of Caden Buzzard with some proceeds helping the family of Ben Speed, two youngsters involved in a serious automobile accident May 26.

Laura Young wrote that admission is by donation, and all tickets purchased in advance will be entered in a drawing for a door prize. Tickets will be available at the door.

Advance tickets can be obtained at Bradford General Store, Roger’s Market in Hudson, A.E. Robinson’s in Corinth and Village Variety in Glenburn.

If you would like to make a contribution to help these boys and their families during this most difficult time, call Laura Young at 944-0647 or Julie Young at 942-0996.


Alex Kelly reports “a free community listening event” titled Listen To This: Recording Stories of Bangor’s Homeless, will be held 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 6, at the Bangor Public Library, 145 Harlow St.

Kelly invites you to “listen to recorded interviews between local high school students and guests at Bangor Area Homeless Shelter. Students will present edited stories from these interviews for public listening.”

Kelly added that “a presentation of interviews for permanent archive” at the library “will follow.”

For more information, call Kelly at 478-3169.


Ellsworth Historical Society invites you to visit the Old Hancock County Jail on State Street 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursdays or Saturdays during August.

Displays include Ellsworth schools, advertising memorabilia of Ellsworth businesses, vintage toys and dolls.

Anyone with items relating to local history from photographs to furniture and who doesn’t know what to do with it should call society president Linda Grindle at 667-5716 or vice president Terry Cormier at 667-8235.


Jackie Emerson reminds residents the next in the series of Stewart Free Library Summer Concerts features the Beecher Boys ’n Girls and Cloggers at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 6, at the bandstand in Corinna.


Shannon Tingley e-mailed that the 21st reunion of Carrabec High School Class of 1988 is Saturday, Aug. 8, at Happy Horseshoe Campground in Lexington.

The event includes “a bonfire, ’80s music, bean-hole bean supper and plenty to do for the family,” Tingley wrote.

You can call Happy Horseshoe at 628-3471 to reserve a tent-camper site, or call 592-7565 or 399-6754 for more information.


Congratulations to John Dudley, whose Dudley Family Tree Farm was selected “by the Tree Farm Foundation as the top one in Maine for 2009,” Dudley wrote of the recent honor that came his way.

He also wants you to know the Tree Farm and Small Woodland Owners Association of Maine will sponsor a Tree Farm Field Day beginning with registration 9 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 8, at Dudley Family Tree Farm, 216 Pokey Road, Alexander.

For registration information, call Debie Singleton of Maine Tree Foundation, 621-9872, or e-mail

Displays and demonstrations ranging from a forest-fire truck to wood whittling are among the events. You can choose to participate in one of five tree farm activities beginning at 10 a.m.

You have a choice of a Forester’s Walk led by John Harmon and Dale Covey, a History Hike led by Alexis Jones, Kids in the Forest led by Ernest Carle, the Forest through the Artist’s Eyes led by Rachel Littlefield and the Tree Farmer’s Tour led by Dudley.

Burgers and hot dogs, including vegetarian, will be served at noon with music, awards and brief speeches afterward, Dudley wrote.

A repeat of the morning tree farm activities begins at 1:30 p.m.

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

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