Historic Photos on Heritage Day

This Saturday, Sept. 10, is Heritage Day at Razorville Hall and the Old Town House, Washington Historical Society’s properties on Route 105. The museum, Razorville Hall, will be open from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. for visitors to peruse the collections. Across the road, at the Old Town House, Kevin Johnson of Penobscot Marine Museum will start the day at 10 a.m. with a “Peek into the Cunningham Brothers’ Collection” of photos, many of which are local scenes from their era. Brothers Frank and Bert Cunningham collaborated on photographing daily life in this part of Maine over many years around the turn of the 19th to 20th century. The collection is a priceless record of everyday life and times long ago. Everyone is welcome to Johnson’s presentation and to view the improvements WHS has made to the building.

Pie Contest

Pie entries for the Heritage Day pie baking contest should be dropped of at Razorville Hall at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday morning. Judges will make their decision for Best Pie and then the pies will be sliced for sale to visitors – take some home for dessert, too! A great way to enjoy something wholesomely home made and raise some money for WHS.

Soccer Sign-ups

Sign-ups for the pre-K to grade 2 soccer program will be on Tuesday, Sept. 13, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. in the Bryant Room of Gibbs Library. There is a registration fee for the program which includes the tee shirt, a medal and the end of season party. The registration cost for Washington residents is $25 with a family limit of $35. Non-residents are $30 with family limit of $40. There is weekly after school practice at Clyde Sukeforth Ballfield at Prescott Memorial School. Times will be announced by the coach. There are also games on Saturdays in Warren that are scheduled by Warren Recreation Director, John Leach.

Words of thanks

Our community is very grateful to Alison Leavitt for outstanding service to our children. Alison has coached Prescott student soccer for several years and is now stepping down. Many thanks for sharing your skill, patience, and TLC, Alison.

Seeking coach for the learners

The beginner soccer program needs coaches to guide pre-K through grade 2 children through the basics of soccer. These youngsters want to understand the essentials of the game of soccer and learn about teamwork and good listening. Soccer continues to grow in popularity and a good foundation knowledge of the sport is a skill that will serve kids through an entire school career. To find out more about this opportunity to coach elementary (A.K.A. beginner) soccer, text Alison Leavitt: (207) 505-5650, or email Peg Hobbs: peghobbs5@gmail.com.

BiblioFête Sept. 16

A library celebration. And that’s what it is, for sure. A gala fundraiser for Gibbs Library with music by Phil Clement and Lincoln Blake, tasty nibbles, a chance on the door prize, a silent auction fun, and good company. What could make it even better? This year’s literary cocktail, of course. Tickets for BiblioFête are $25 and include all of the above with the literary cocktail especially created for this event by Keith and Constance Bodine, proprietors of Sweetgrass Winery in Union. The celebration is Friday, Sept. 6, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at Sweetgrass Winery on 347 Carroll Road, just over the line in Union. BiblioFête is one of Gibbs Library’s major events each year and you are most welcome to attend, enjoy a beautiful party venue and meet many of the library’s friends and supporters. Tickets are $25 and are available at the library, at Sweetgrass, and online at www.GibbsBiblioFete.eventbrite.com .

Literary Cocktails (in general)

The clever idea of “literary cocktails” has produced some imaginative and tasty drinks over the years. Last year the BiblioFête at Sweetgrass was a delicious Gin Rickey inspired by the Great Gatsby. I can’t give away the as-yet-unrevealed recipe for 2022 cocktail exclusively created for Gibbs Library’s BiblioFête, but here are a few such drinks from the website https://www.mancinibeverage.com/6-literary-cocktails/. They include a Shire Flower cocktail inspired by the “The Lord of the Rings” featuring vodka and apricot preserves; Sour Frankenstein cocktail inspired by Mary Shelley’s book and featuring tequila and cucumber; Scotch and Soda cocktail inspired by “The Catcher in the Rye” and featuring Rye whiskey and lavender bitters; and Tequila Mockingbird cocktail inspired by book “To Kill a Mockingbird,” and featuring triple sec, curacao, orange juice and cranberry juice. Obviously, there are endless combinations! Be sure to attend the Gibbs Library fundraiser on September 16 and find out what Keith and Constance come up with this year. 6 – 8:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 16. Tickets $25 at www.GibbsPiblioFete.eventbrite.com, Gibbs, or Sweetgrass.