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By Charlotte Henderson | May 16, 2014

Heirloom plants topic at Historical Society

Neil Lash, co-founder of Medomak Valley High School’s celebrated Heirloom Seed Project will be guest speaker Tuesday, May 20. Lash will describe the seed saving project and the importance of conserving open-pollenated seeds. Lash, a horticulture teacher at MVHS, along with his students over the years and innumerable local, national and even international supporters are an important force for preserving bio-diversity. Lash’s knowledge and pride in the project make for an inspiring evening. The free program is open to everyone. It will begin after a short business meeting at 7 p.m.

VFW Raffle winner named

Washington’s VFW Hall was buzzing with interest last Saturday as the drawings for the 20-plus-prize raffle were drawn. On hand to do the honors was Alma Jones who for many years headed up the VFW Auxiliary. Current VFW leaders, Scott Whittaker, Gene Kirkpatrick, Deloris (Dee) Libby, and Howard Good were on hand for the drawings and refreshments along with a gathering of VFW members and friends. The winner of the generator was Dante Marr. Congratulations Dante! Best wishes also to the VFW who worked so hard on the raffle to help fund their new furnace. A list of all the winners will be published next week. Good show, everyone!

Saturday events make full day

This Saturday, May 17, there’s a day-full of activities in the village: the Grange’s public breakfast starting at 7 a.m., Farmers market from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., the library’s Giant Yard and Plant Sale from 9 a.m. until about 2 p.m., and the Masons’ public supper starting at 4:30 p.m.. All these happenings have passed the test of time and draw participants from all over the area. Come on out to support some of our local groups as they raise funds and offer a good time in the bargain.

Masons’ steak supper special prices

Mt. Olivet Lodge is hosting its first steak supper of the season Saturday from 4:30 to 7 p.m. All their meals are generous and delicious but we’re ‘specially glad to see steak on the menu. The Masons’ grill masters have got a perfect touch with steak and cook each one to your specifications. Steak comes with baked potato, vegetable, salad, biscuits, dessert and beverage. There’s a kids’ option of a free hot-dog-in-a-roll with chips. The steak dinner is a reduced price of $12 for adults and $6 for children. For more information, call Vic at 845-3045.

Yoga classes with Linda

Linda Shepard begins her six-week series of Yoga classes tonight (Thursday, May 15) from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Evening Star Grange. Linda is a gentle, low-key and yet very experienced and effective teacher and guide. She teaches a traditional style of Yoga which builds core strength and helps increase flexibility. The six-week course is $78 or $15 paid at each session if you prefer. Linda brings mats and blankets. Participants should wear comfortable, roomy outfits.

Call Linda at 785-4319 or email shepsimp@midcoast.com to register or for more information.

Money talk upcoming at Gibbs

On Friday, May 30, at 11 a.m., Spectrum Generations will present a Money Minders Program. This is a great opportunity to find out how this Spectrum Generations program works, who is eligible, and how it might assist you or someone you know. The goal of Money Minders is to prolong independent living for men and women over 55-years-old by helping them handle their money more effectively and confidently. Spectrum will also talk about how to avoid fraud, get on a budget, and feel more in charge of our finances. Come check out this terrific service provided by Spectrum Generations, one of Maine’s Agencies on Aging.

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