Talk tonight: Medicare for Everyone

A workshop for those who are new to Medicare will be presented in a special evening session Thursday, Sept. 18, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Gibbs Library. Gloria Rhode, Aging and Disability Resource Counselor at Spectrum Generations Knox Community Center, will explain the basics of Medicare — what it is, its costs, what it covers, where to sign up, and more.


Village center site of play field

The Washington Recreation Committee is creating a playing field in our village center to supplement the one at Prescott Memorial School. This one, on Bill Luce Road across from the town office, will be used as a practice field for the lacrosse team and other outdoor activities. Last Wednesday at a ground-breaking ceremony, Ellery Micklich broke ground like a pro as members of the recreation committee and other project leaders Helen Caddie-Larcenia, Steve Ocean, Peg Hobbs, Travis Perez, Duane Vigue, Deb Johnston, and Sue Frank got together to officially start the project. The finished field will be approximately 99-feet wide by 188-feet long. A fence will separate the field from the fire pond and there will be a parking lot on the front of the field next to the road. An appropriation to the Recreation Committee at town meeting will cover some of the costs of the fence and dirt work.

Yard sale for mission trip

There will be a yard and bake sale Saturday, Sept. 20, at 8 a.m. at Country Cupboard parking lot, 148 Augusta Road, Washington, sponsored by the Washington Village Church. The church is raising money for three short-term missionaries to go to LaRomana, Dominican Republic (D.R.) in February 2015 to do construction work and serve in medical clinics for Haitian sugar cane workers. LaRomana is a popular and growing tourism center in D.R., but the impoverished workers never see elegant places like Casa de Campo. Instead, they live in “bateyes” — company towns often without clean drinking water, frequently without electricity, always sub-standard. Mission teams visit these areas to try to relieve the misery of the workers. The long story of Haitian sugar cane workers in D.R. is complicated and sad but missionaries bring rays of hope and relief. Our Village Church is part of that effort. If you have items to donate to the yard sale or would cook for the bake sale, contact Liz at 845-2377. Let’s all show up on the 20th to support this humanitarian project.

Good Old Steak Supper

Mt. Olivet Lodge Masons will present a Steak Supper this Saturday, Sept. 20, from 4:30 to 7 p.m. The Masons have come up with some great meals this season. I’ve said it before, though — you just can’t beat the steaks these guys serve up — done just the way you want it and served with baked potato, corn on the cob, salad, biscuits, dessert and beverage. Meals are $12 for adults and $6 for children. If your little one can’t manage a steak, there are free hot dogs-in-a-roll and chips for kids. Mt. Olivet Lodge is just a quarter-mile north of Washington Village on Route 220 (Liberty Road). Check it out for great food and friendly lodge “wait staff.”

F.D. Auxiliary Harvest Dinner

The Washington Fire Department Auxiliary will present its annual Harvest Dinner at the firehouse on Saturday, Sept. 27, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Roast beef, turkey, baked beans, salads, and casseroles will be served along with yummy desserts and beverages. The cost is $8 for adults and $4 for children. The Auxiliary raises money to add equipment or supplies that are not included in the fire department budget. If you can donate a casserole, salad or dessert or want more information, contact Debbie at 845-2576.

Toxics collection coming up

Banned, outdated, and unwanted pesticides will be collected in October by the state Pesticides Control Board. If you have items to dispose of you must register for this collection program. FMI contact (click on pesticides in left column) or call the agency 287-2731.