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By Charlotte Henderson | Nov 09, 2018
Photo by: Charlotte Henderson The Susan Hirschberg Fund received more than $1,100 in donations from guests at Deb and Cyd Zeigler’s Wine and Cheese Reception last weekend. Paul Linet, left, established the fund to honor his wife. Its mission is to assist family caregivers in five Maine counties through MaineHealth Care at Home. This was the sixth successful charitable fundraiser from Cyd and Deb at Blueberry Fields B&B.

An ill wind

Strong winds blew out the lights, so to speak, at Gibbs Library last Saturday evening and darkened most of “east” Washington. The outage caused numerous inconveniences, including the postponement of the library’s program from Tom & Lee Szelog about their 14 years living at Marshall Point Lighthouse. The presentation will be rescheduled.

Dinner by reservation

This Saturday, Nov. 10, Blueberry Fields B&B is offering its monthly dinner from 5 to 8 p.m. The entrée choice is prime rib or sauced roasted chicken and a choice of pumpkin cheesecake or pecan pie. The cost is $35 per person. Dinner always includes fresh salad and homemade dinner rolls, with wine, beer and spirits available. Reservations are required. Call 446-2407.

Book group update

On Thursday evening, Nov. 15, the Gibbs Library nameless book group will be discussing "Three Day Road," by Joseph Boyden. It’s available from Gibbs on Kindle and (maybe) a hard copy. It tells of the homeward journey by canoe of an old Cree woman and her morphine-addicted, World War I veteran nephew. "Three Day Road" is Boyden’s debut novel, and was a finalist for Canada’s Governor General’s Award for Fiction, selected for the Today Show Book Club, winner of the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize, CBA Libris Fiction Book of the Year Award, the Amazon.ca/Books in Canada First Novel Award, and the McNally Robinson Aboriginal Book of the Year Award. Yes, this is a special story

What’s it worth?

Ever wonder what that old lamp is worth? Or, the chair in a corner that nobody sits in? Larry Trueman, appraiser extraordinaire, will be at Gibbs Library Sunday, Nov. 18, from 1 to 3 p.m. to help you put a value on your treasures or curiosities. Washington Historical Society will benefit from a donation for appraisal of each item you bring. Trueman is a licensed auctioneer and appraiser who can help owners know the value of their antiques, collectibles, estate items, firearms and other items. This information will help owners get the most money at sale, understand how to insure valued items, or simply appreciate their worth. There are bound to be some good discoveries and the whole process is valuable and fun.

Pie sale at appraisal event

Along with Larry Trueman’s appraisals Nov. 18, WHS invites everyone to bring a pie to sell by the slice, whole, or half. Pies are always popular and a good chance to show off your baking prowess. Proceeds from the pie sale and appraisal donations go to the Washington Historical Society for further renovation at the Old Town House across from the Razorville Hall Museum. WHS 2019 calendars will also be available for purchase at $10..

New menu at Masons’ supper

Mt. Olivet Masons are serving chicken alfredo, shrimp scampi, baked ziti and spaghetti and meatballs at their Italian buffet Saturday, Nov. 17, starting at 5 p.m. There will be garlic bread and Italian desserts, too, with coffee, tea or punch. The guys are trying something special before the holidays. As usual, there are free hotdogs and chips for the kids.

Mt. Olivet Lodge is at 48 Liberty Road (Route 220), just a quarter-mile north of Washington Village. The cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children. This sounds extra delicious, the price is right and you can’t find a sweller bunch of servers! See you there!

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