Community briefs

Jun 23, 2014

St. George Historical Society to discuss newly-created campus

ST. GEORGE — Not long ago, campus referred only to the lawn or green around which college buildings were placed. Now, it seems, it is trendy for any institution, eager to assert its importance, to refer to the area it occupies as its campus.

The St. George Conservation Commission and Georges River Land Trust recently opened a trail from Fort Point past the Robinson Homestead and through the woods to Jones’ Brook and the town forest. A virtual campus has been created featuring the historic and natural assets of northern St. George.

At the St. George Historical Society’s meeting Thursday, June 26, at 7:30 p.m. at St. George Grange fresh pictures will be projected showing the remains of Fort St. George, captured by the British in the War of 1812 and Knox County’s only visible fortification; the interior of the Robinson Homestead buildings, built in 1805; and pleasant scenery along the trail to the Kinney Woods Road. A brief commentary on the historic significance of the places in the photographs will be made with an explanation of how this remarkable collection of historic and scenic sites has been preserved and made available for public use and appreciation.

A potluck supper will begin at 6:30 p.m. Everyone is invited at no charge, but a collection will be taken to pay for the use of the hall. For more information, call James Skoglund 372-8893 and leave a message.

Public supper to benefit Coastal Transportation

ROCKLAND — A public supper will be held Saturday, June 28, at 5 p.m. at Ldersgate United Methodist Church, located on Route 17 across from Chickawaukie Pond. The cost of dinner is $7.50 and proceeds will benefit Coastal Transportation.

Coastal Trans operates a customer-centered program to help people with disabilities get access to the transportation they need to remain active and involved in their communities. This mobility management program is not limited to medical transportation, but can be used for a variety of purposes. The program operates in partnership with local tax programs and other private transportation providers. Participants purchase coupons at half the face value that are accepted by the private providers as payment for transportation.

Summer breakfasts begin in South Thomaston

SOUTH THOMASTON — Peoples United Methodist Church in South Thomaston will be holding its annual summer breakfasts, beginning Friday, June 27. Each Friday during the summer, from 7 to 9 a.m., a breakfast buffet will be available to the public, with a menu of scrambled eggs, pancakes (plain and blueberry), homemade hash browns, sausages, homemade muffins, fruit salad, and drinks. The cost is $7 for adults and $4 for children ages 5 to 12. The immediate family price is $20. All proceeds go to supporting church camp programs for children.

Donations accepted for Legion lawn sale

ROCKLAND — Donations will be accepted the week of July 7 to 11 for an indoor lawn sale planned for the American Legion Post 1 on Limerock St. The sale, which also includes a bake sale and car wash, will be held Saturday, July 12, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Hosted by American Legion Auxiliary Unit 1. All donations welcome and can be dropped off the week of July 7-11, please bring big items July 11. Supports auxiliary and veterans activities. Car wash also.

Waldoboro Youth Summer Recreation

WALDOBORO — The Waldoboro Youth Summer Recreation Program provides five weeks of structured activities and field trips for Waldoboro children entering first through seventh grade.

The program runs Mondays through Fridays, July 14 to Aug. 15, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.  at Miller Elementary School gymnasium. Registrations for non-resident children will be accepted on a space available basis. Program attendance is flexible, so families can go on vacations and still attend the remaining events when they return. Parents, legal guardians or designated representatives must sign children in and out each day. There are a maximum of 50 spots available each week. There are many activities and field trips planned for this year. Weekly swimming and hiking trips are planned in addition to other activities around the Midcoast community. To register, contact the Recreation Department at 832-5369.

Rockland High School Class of 1945 reunion

ROCKLAND — The Rockland High School Class of 1945 will hold its 69th reunion Friday, Aug. 8, from noon to 3 p.m. at The Samoset Resort in Rockport.

The Rockland High School Class of 1944 is also invited to attend. Classmates are asked to bring memoriabilia and anything else of interest.

Please contact Eleanor Curtis Nash at 594-2902 or Florence Knight Hammond at 772-233-6012.

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