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By Charlotte Henderson | Apr 26, 2014
Photo by: Charlotte Henderson A young searcher locates three more colorful treats during the Easter Egg Hunt held last Saturday at Evening Star Grange in Washington. The popular annual event draws youngsters from all over town for a pizza lunch, games and the scramble for hundreds of eggs set out by Grange members.

Show up for post office info

The U.S. Post Office has plans to tinker with our local post office hours as they reduce the total number of hours it can be open. The 18 percent reduction will result in about an hour less each day. As I understood the letter they sent to Washington residents, we patrons have some say-so in determining the new times the P.O will be open for business. Post office administrators will be coming to our post office Tuesday, April 29, at 4 p.m. to answer questions. If we want to get the new plan straight from the source, we should be there.

Yoga with Linda returns

Linda Shepard will be offering Yoga at Evening Star Grange starting Thursday, May 15 for six weeks (until June 19) on Thursday evenings from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Linda is an experienced and sought-after teacher who has been offering community and private classes in the Midcoast for 23 years. She teaches a traditional style of Hatha Yoga, which builds core strength, resilience, and helps increase flexibility. Linda believes that bringing mindful attention to the breath and the movement of the postures helps calm the nervous system and deepens our sense of well-being. Her classes are appropriate for beginners and continuing students. The entire six-week session is $78, or $15 per session payable at each drop-in. Linda provides mats and blankets so be sure to let her know if you plan to attend. Call 785-4319 or email shepsimp@midcoast.com

VFW furnace fund raffle

Washington Veterans of Foreign Wars Post suffered a lot of damage to their handsome hall a few weeks ago when the furnace blew back and covered everything with thick oily soot. Members are now working to raise money for a new furnace and restore the building and furnishings to its former state. Post Commander Scott Whittier says, “everything, just everything was covered with black grunge – walls, furniture, ceiling, floors, upstairs and down. It was pretty awful.” The Post is fortunate that the clean-up is at least partially paid for by insurance so the bulk of the fundraising effort is for a new furnace. Among the raffle items are a Troy-bilt generator, a large picnic cooler, a cord of firewood – cut, split and delivered, gift certificates from local merchants and more. Raffle tickets are $5 for one, or $20 for five tickets. Contact Scott at 390-5602, Deloris at 323-4030, or Gene at 785-4158 for tickets or more information. The drawing will be Saturday, May 10, at 1 p.m. at the VFW Hall at the corner of Vannah Road and Razorville Road (Route 105 W). Tickets can be purchased there just before the drawing, too.


Condolences to family of Roland Luce

We join the community in offering our condolences to the family of Roland Luce, who died April 18. Roland was a fixture in our little town until just this past year or so. He enjoyed going around to various yard sales and flea markets watching for bargains and passing good deals on to friends and visitors. He was a very accomplished fellow and knew a lot about many different topics. But Roland was also humble and easy-going with a wicked little gleam in his eye and sharp wit. He was a member of Washington Historical Society and on its board and frequently added little known facts to the conversation. Roland was a cracker-jack raffle ticket salesman for our fundraisers, too. An all-round nice guy, Roland will be much missed.

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