Community briefs

Aug 08, 2014

Senior citizens meet Fridays

CAMDEN — On every Friday morning about 11 a.m., a great group of men and women from Camden, Lincolnville, Rockport, Hope, Rockland and places in between gather at the John Street Methodist Church to enjoy good company. Bingo is played for less than an hour, and many nice prizes are won. Then dinner is served, cooked by Meals on Wheels and served by many pleasant volunteers. There is always coffee, tea, juice, a healthy lunch and dessert for only $4. Flowers are given for the tables, and if your ticket has one of the lucky numbers, you go home with the petty flowers.

Gerry Simonton entertains with a few jokes, Gianini Ames handles the tickets and reads the winning Bingo cards and present a gift. Ron Leadbetter calls off the Bingonumbers.

There is a kitchen full of volunteers every Friday to keep the coffee cups filled, serve  lunch, clear the plates and serve dessert.

All are welcome. The door will be open, and bring a friend or two.

Get an oil change, support Kno-Wal-Lin's Auxiliary

ROCKPORT — Need an oil change? Why not support Kno-Wal-Lin's Auxiliary at the same time?

During the month of August, Rockport Automotive will donate $5 to the Kno-Wal-Lin Auxiliary for every oil change they perform. The Auxiliary was chosen as the designated charity as part of Rockport Automotive's Giving Back in the Community program for the month of August. Rockport Automotive is located at 271 Commercial Street in Rockport. The offer extends through Aug. 31.

Kno-Wal-Lin’s Auxiliary volunteer program was the first home care volunteer program developed in the state of Maine. The Auxiliary works tirelessly to support Kno-Wal-Lin and its staff to fulfill their mission to provide quality and accessible home care services to the people of Midcoast Maine.

For more information about Kno-Wal-Lin Auxiliary volunteers, contact Suzanne Miller at smiller@penbayhealthcare.org or 390-4524. For more information about Rockport Automotive’s Giving Back in the Community, visit rockportautomotive.com or email jan@rockportautomotive.com.

Public supper in Lincolnville

LINCOLNVILLE — There will be a public supper Saturday, Aug. 16, from 5 to 6 p.m. at Tranquility Grange, 2171 Belfast Road. The menu includes baked beans, casseroles, salads and homemade desserts. The cost is $8 adults, $4 for 5 to 12 year olds and under 4 and over 90 is free. Benefits Tranquility Grange Restoration. FMI: 763-3343.

Program on historic tools at Lincolnville Community Library

LINCOLNVILLE — Skip Brack and Randy Harvey will present a program on historic tools Wednesday, Aug. 20, at 7 p.m. at the Lincolnville Community Library.

Brack is the owner of Liberty Tool Company and has been buying, refurbishing and selling old tools for more than 40 years. He is also the author of several books on the history of tools and technology.

Brack recently helped Harvey of Lincolnville identify some tools he found on his property as bog iron. Since finding the tools in a forgotten granite quarry near his home Harvey has done extensive research to learn all about the old processes of making iron tools. Bog iron is a naturally occurring substance found in boggy places.

The library is located at 208 Main St. in Lincolnville Center. For more information, call 763-4343 or email lincolnvillelibrary@tidewater.net.

 

 

 

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Kim Lincoln has worked for Courier Publications since 2003, serving as a reporter, assistant editor and copy editor.

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