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Midcoast and Piscataquis County news briefs for March 25, 2011


Surry budgets topic of two informational meetings

SURRY, Maine — The Surry Community Improvement Association is sponsoring two informational meetings on Surry’s proposed budget for the next fiscal year at 7 p.m. Monday, April 4, school budget, and Monday, April 11, town budget, at the Surry Civic Center in the Surry School. In addition, Steve Bemiss and Valerie Moon, the two candidates running for the open selectperson’s seat, will describe their reasons for seeking office and be available to answer questions. All residents are encouraged to attend. For more information, call 667-0120.

Book sale offered at Blue Hill Public Library

BLUE HILL, Maine — Join Friends of Blue Hill Public Library for their first-Saturday-of-the-month book sale from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 2, in the library’s basement “book nook.” There are thousands of books on topics ranging from poetry to parenting, as well as many new audio books.

Book sale proceeds enable the Friends to sponsor many of the special programs offered at the library, for both children and adults, and to make special purchases for the library. To donate books that are in good condition, stop by the library anytime. For more information, call 374-5515.

Brownville student to receive Principal’s Award

MILO, Maine — Spencer M. Traylor of Brownville, a senior at Penquis Valley High School, has been selected to receive the 2011 Principal’s Award in recognition of a high school senior’s academic achievement and citizenship at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 2, at an Honors Luncheon at the Spectacular Event Center in Bangor.

The Honors Luncheon recognizes these outstanding students with the presentation of an individual plaque and the awarding of five $1,000 scholarships in the names of Horace O. McGowan and Richard Tyler. For more information, call 943-7346.

Benefit dinner, concert to aid victims of Japan disaster

BELFAST, Maine — A benefit dinner and concert to help those affected by the earthquake and tsunami in Japan will feature Jeremiah Mutty, Sarah Prill and friends and the band Exit 244. Admission is by donation only, with all funds going to World Visions Japan Quake and Tsunami Relief Fund. The dinner is from 5 to 6:30 p.m., with the concert starting at 7 p.m.

Come to Little River Baptist Church, 259 Northport Ave. in Belfast for a evening of fellowship and music.

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