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By Charlotte Henderson | Apr 04, 2014

Gibbs Library honors its own

Gibbs Library is holding a tribute to Liane Chapman Saturday, April 5, from 3 to 5 p.m. in the Bryant Room. Liane, who died last November, was ever-present as a library volunteer, voting official, member of town committees, secretary of the historical society, and community supporter. Liane was diagnosed with cancer late last August and died just three months later from this terrible disease. Everyone is welcome to come celebrate Liane’s life together this Saturday afternoon.

Don’t panic but show up

Don’t worry too much. The U.S. Post Office plans to keep our local post office open. Granted, that decision reflects an 18 percent reduction in the number of hours it’s to be open, but we are not in danger of losing our post office. As residents, though, we have a couple of assignments: (1) fill out and return the survey that was sent to everyone in town and (2) show up at an Tuesday, April 29 meeting with USPS reps to show support for our post office and help decide what hours it’ll be open. Even though it’s a month away, make a note of the date and plan to come to the meeting if you can. We’ll be talking about this again when it’s closer to the time.

Big sign announces re-opening

Goodnow’s Corner Store at Stickney Corner on Route 17 boasts a large sign that announces it’s open for business once again. We stopped in to see the freshly painted interior and added lighting which made a nice impression. No official words from anyone yet, but this is a good turn of events.

Ladies’ Guild goes out to lunch

Washington Ladies’ Guild will hold its monthly meeting Wednesday, April 9. This month members and friends will meet at the Village Church at 11 a.m. to car pool to a favorite restaurant for lunch. This meeting is mostly social although a short discussion will outline preliminary arrangements for the Spring Yard Sale. The Guild welcomes all Washington women. If you want to know more about the group, need a buddy for your first visit to the meeting, or need a ride contact Mildred at 845-3102.

Farmers’ market to open for season

Washington Grange Farmers Market will be starting up Saturday, April 12, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. for its 2014 season. Every Saturday, the market will set up shop at the Evening Star Grange Hall to present locally produced foods, products and handcrafts. This is a perfect opportunity to enjoy first-class items straight from the makers and come to truly know what you’re getting and from whom. The market will be open every Saturday morning from now until late fall at the Grange Hall across from the Gibbs library in Washington. For more information or to inquire about selling your creations at the market, please contact Sharon at 845-2140.

Looking forward to summer

The MSAD 28 (Camden-Rockport) PTA is holding a Summer Activities Fair tomorrow, Friday April 4, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. in the Camden-Rockport Elementary School Gym. The entire gym will be full of displays about children’s activities this summer from 40 participating summer camps, community programs, etc., in the Belfast, Hope, Warren, Rockland and Camden areas. There are tons of raffle prizes including some for free tuition to a summer program. In addition, 24 organizations are offering financial aid or scholarships (noted with a table top sign) and four of the programs are free. This is a huge resource for parents looking for summer care options for their kids (and very key for working parents) as well as just fun activities, educational programs, sports/music/theater/art opportunities, etc. The Summer Activities Fair is free and open to anyone and everyone who wants it! The event even has a Facebook page: Facebook/Mid-Coast Summer Activities Fair. The Camden-Rockport PTA is especially hoping to reach families that assume they can’t afford camp and it has worked hard to provide lots of chances to win a week of camp or find options for students to go. The goal is to give as many children as possible an enriching and fun summer experience! This fair is free and everyone is welcome to attend. For more information contact Heather Mackey at briggsie@roadrunner.com or 594-2293, or email CamdenRockportPTA@gmail.com.

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