Maine Army National Guard promotions

AUGUSTA — Brig. Gen. James D. Campbell, The Adjutant General for Maine, announces the promotion of Sgt. Jeremy Burnside, of Hope, a member of the 1136th Transportation Company and Sgt. Amber Silvermane, of Cushing, a member of the Joint Force Headquarters.

Soldiers were promoted to rank in July 2013.

Out! In the Park

ROCKLAND — Out! In the Park, a family-friendly fun day of games, music, face painting, and free food at Snow Marine Park in the south end of Rockland will be held Saturday, Aug. 24, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sponsored by OAIWtB, put on by youth members, this is the fourth annual gathering. All are welcome.

Bikes to be awarded

WASHINGTON — Mt. Olivet Lodge Masons and Gibbs Library will celebrate the end of the summer reading program on Saturday, Aug. 24, at 10 a.m. at the library. the

The program will consist of the awarding of the six bicycles for the participants of the Dig into Reading program, refreshments and activities.

For more information, contact Amy Micklich at 401-578-8348.

Clukey benefit

CAMDEN — A benefit dinner has been organized to help raise emergency financial support for Alan Clukey and his family during an unexpected medical crisis.

The dinner, which is a potluck, will be held Sunday, Aug. 25, from 4 to 7 p.m. at Camden American Legion, 91 Pearl St.

Clukey is a Camden native, a veteran, and in the past, dedicated 31 years of helping others while working as a dispatcher for the Camden Police Department.

The cost is $10 per adult, $5 for children 7 years old and below, or by any donation affordable.

Bring a favorite dish to share or simply join in for a home cooked meal. There will also be a raffle table, a Get Well Wishing Well, 50/50 raffle, bake sale and so much more. For more information, call 322-4932.

Family history research program

Genealogist Ted Steele will present a free program, “Discovering Your Family’s Heritage: An Introduction to Family History,” on Wednesday, Aug. 28, at 7 p.m. at Lincolnville Community Library.

Steele will show how to research one’s family history by using census records, vital records, church and cemetery records, probate and military records, and the Internet. He will also review several popular genealogical computer programs that can help people organize their findings.

Steele is the author of two books: A Steele Family History, recognized by the Connecticut Society of Genealogists as the best family history of 2001; and Ebbets: The History and Genealogy of a New York Family. He has presented lectures at many local and national genealogical conferences and was the keynote speaker for the Maine Genealogical Society’s annual conference in 2012. He also served as president of the St. Louis Genealogical Society from 2005 to 2008.

The program will include plenty of time for questions and discussion. The library is located at the corner of Heal Road and Main Street in Lincolnville Center. For more information, email


Appleton Library adult book group resumes

Appleton Library's adult book group will resume monthly meetings starting in September after a summer break. The adult reading group meetings take palce at the library, located at 2916 Sennebec Road, at 7 p.m. on the third Monday of the month.

The Sept. 16 discussion book will be "The Tennis Partner" by Abraham Verghese. If you have questions or wish to register as a group member, please contact Elaine Tracy at 785-5547, or email To view a list of future book discussions, visit