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Dexter Area CALENDAR OF MEETINGS & EVENTS at a glance
  • 1st Tuesday of the month: - DRDC & Dexter Community Farmers Project, 7 pm at the Fossa General Store: -- FARMERS & CONSUMERS WELCOME!!! Call 924.3398 for any questions
  • 1st & 3rd Wed of month- Abbott Memorial Library Quilters & Knitters Club meet at 6 pm, in the meeting room downstairs in the library. Call Liz at 924.7292 for more information
  • Last Wed of month - Abbott Memorial Library Book Club, 6 pm in the meeting room downstairs in the library. Call Liz at 924.7292 for more information
  • Wednesday - Dexter Public Health nurse every Wednesday free screenings from 8 to 10 at Council Chambers
  • Fridays - WomanCare outreach hours in Dexter at Morrison building (beside the Town office) from 8:30 am - 12 pm - Please call 564-8165 FMI
  • Fridays - Career Center is in the Chambers on Fridays from 8:30 to noon
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  • Dexter Farm Project Updates & Fossa General Store
  • Taylor Made Yorkies BLOG raising Yorkshire Terriers
  • Monson Railroad Blog
  • Valley Grange #144 by Walter Boomsma on Grange Events, etc
  • What's in the Pot?
  • Walter Boomsma's Real Estate Tips & Stuff
  • Brewster Inn Blog
  • Ripley Maine History Blog from 1800 to the present
  • Beverly's Yarn Crazy Blog: Sharing adventures and misadventures with yarn, crochet and knitting Many people are blogging now, sharing ideas, experiences, thoughts, events, etc. If you have a blog and would like to share it, let me know and I will add to this (if content is acceptable).
    For you who have asked what a blog is, here is the dictionary's description. {noun - A weblog: To write entries in, add material to, or maintain a web log. An interactive journal/diary of sorts.}
    The newest entry is at the top and to see or comment on entries, click comment and add your thought.
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    Free spaghetti supper for vets at Sebasticook Valley Elks
    November 05, 2014
    PITTSFIELD – The Sebasticook Valley Elks in Pittsfield will host its annual Veterans’ Day spaghetti supper on Tuesday, Nov. 11 from 4:30 – 6:30 p.m.

    The meal is free to all veterans and guests are welcome. For more information, contact the lodge at 487-6300 or visit their Facebook page.

    Spruce Run-Womancare Alliance Offers Hotline Line Training
    Monday, October 27, 2014
    PENQUIS - Beginning Monday, November 10, the Spruce Run-Womancare Alliance will offer its 40 hour hotline training in Piscataquis County. The training includes 12 three hour sessions, as well as homework, and is tentatively scheduled for Mondays and Wednesdays from 5pm-8pm. We can revisit these dates and times the first night of training and make any adjustments that would better suit the group if need be.

    About a year ago Womancare and Spruce Run merged in the hopes of continuing to provide consistent and quality services to those affected by domestic abuse in both Piscataquis and Penobscot Counties respectfully. The need for volunteer advocates remains great in terms of answering our combined 24-hour hotline. The hotline is answered part time in Bangor and part time in Dover-Foxcroft. After hours - evenings, weekends and holidays - the hotline is answered from the home phones of volunteers or staff. We need both in office and after hours assistance with our hotline.

    Advocates support and validate a caller’s feelings, identify and explore options, make referrals for other services and do safety planning. Training topics include dynamics of domestic abuse, effects of family violence on children, relevant legal and social issues, safety planning and crisis intervention. Upon successful completion of the training 4 CEU’s from the University of Maine will be available. The training is offered free of charge with an expectation of a volunteer commitment.

    The Spruce Run-Womancare Alliance is a great place to volunteer. We provide a comprehensive training program and there is always staff back up available. Please consider volunteering for this great agency. Call Ginger at 564-8166 or email for more information or to register for this volunteer training opportunity. Volunteering is a great way to give back to your community or to test the field for a possible career. I would really love to talk with you.

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    BUFFALO SITINGS!!! Bring the family and see the Buffalo in their environment feeding from the roadside...
    The adult animals and their babies will be down in their winter pasture until spring.

    Hospice is a Work of Heart
    "Hospice is a Work of Heart" will be the theme for Pine Tree Hospice's 2014 Annual Meeting and Dinner
    Monday, October 27, 2014
    PENQUIS - Pine Tree Hospice will hold its Annual Meeting and Dinner on Thursday, November 13th from 6-8 P.M. at the East Sangerville Grange. The theme, "Hospice is a Work of Heart" reflects the idea that Pine Tree Hospice volunteers offer their many services with heartfelt compassion and caring.

    The evening will begin with a delicious dinner prepared by local caterer, Billi Barker of Enchanted Kitchen of Firefly Farm. The annual business meeting will follow as well as a program of music performed by Deb Fournier. Those interested in attending may make reservations by calling the Pine Tree Hospice office at 564-4346 or by e-mail at

    More Than 8,400 Jobs Available This Month on the Maine Job Bank
    Monday, October 27, 2014
    MAINE - The Maine Job Bank at had more than 8,400 total job openings on October 8, an all-time high. The jobs on the Job Bank include positions in healthcare, manufacturing, business services, and many other industries, ranging from entry-level to senior executives and professionals. For example, MaineGeneral Medical Center posted 170 positions in Augusta, Waterville, Winthrop, and Jackman recently.

    Job seekers can also find temporary or year-round, full-time, part-time, or assignment work throughout the State with staffing firms at the Job Bank with Adecco, BONNEY Staffing, and Maine Staffing Group.

    Commissioner of Labor Jeanne Paquette explained how the Department uses the Job Bank to help laid-off, unemployed, or underemployed workers: "We remind employers that the Department's first place to look for jobs for affected workers is the Maine Job Bank. We thank all employers who have let us know of their openings in light of recent layoffs and suggest that all employers post positions on the Job Bank; there they can post and access their account 24/7 at no charge. There is also no cost to job seekers to search or post their resumes."

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    November Area Grange Events
    Monday, October 27, 2014

    Thursday, November 6 Piscataquis Pomona Grange meets at Valley Grange for a potluck supper at 6 pm and meeting at 7 PM. Valley Grange is located at the corner of Butter Street and Guilford Center Road. For more information contact Bill Bemis at 924-5357.

    Friday, November 14 Hunter's Public Supper from 5-7 pm at the Garland Grange Hall, Oliver Hill Road, Garland. Menu includes Roast Beef, Baked Beans, locally grown vegetables, homemade bread and desserts. ALL YOU CAN EAT. Price is $7.00 for adults, $3.00 for children ages 5 to 12, under age 5 FREE. Takeout is available. Proceeds to benefit Garland Grange New Heating System. FMI 924-6954.

    Friday, November 14 Family Contra Dance from 7-9 pm at the Garland Grange Hall, Oliver Hill Road, Garland. Family Friendly music and entertainment. All dances are taught. Live music by Some Reel People and Caller is John McIntire. Admission to the dance is $7.00 for adults, $12.00 for family. FMI 277-3961 or 924-3925.

    Friday, November 21 Valley Grange presents “Let’s Sign” – an opportunity to get introduced to the joys of signing and learn a little about the Grange. Free program starts at 7 pm, preceded by a potluck supper at 6 PM—guests are invited to bring a dish to share. Valley Grange is located at the corner of Butter Street and Guilford Center Road. For more information contact Linda Erwin at 876-4241 or visit
    Monday, October 27, 2014
    MAINE - The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has updated its flu Web site at Weekly updates on flu activity in Maine will resume this month. The Maine CDC reminds everyone to take everyday preventive measures against the flu, such as:
    • washing your hands frequently;
    • coughing and/or sneezing into your elbow or shoulder;
    • staying home when you feel sick; and
    • getting vaccinated.
    The U.S. CDC recommends a yearly flu vaccine for everyone six months of age and older. While there are many different flu viruses, the seasonal flu vaccine is designed to protect against the top three or four flu viruses that research indicates will cause the most illness during the flu season. Medical providers should be vaccinated and begin vaccinating patients soon after flu vaccine becomes available to ensure that as many people as possible are protected before flu season begins.

    Starting this season, the U.S. CDC recommends use of the nasal spray vaccine in healthy children ages two to eight when it is immediately available and if the child has no contraindications or precautions to that vaccine. Recent studies suggest that the nasal spray flu vaccine may work better than the flu shot in younger children. However, if the nasal spray vaccine is not immediately available and the flu shot is, children age two to eight years should get the flu shot. Don't delay vaccination to find the nasal spray flu vaccine.

    It takes about two weeks after vaccination to develop full immunity.

    To find a vaccine in your area, call 211, search or, or contact your healthcare provider.

    For more information, go to or

    Garland Grange seeks Coupon Clippers
    Monday, May 26, 2014
    GARLAND - Garland Grange is asking the community to help support the troops and their families stationed overseas by supporting the "Coups for Troops" program.

    The program was started in 2011 by Stephanie Almasy after attending a couponing class. She learned that military families could use coupons which were expired up to 6 months at the commissary. After packaging and sending to the military families, within a few months over four hundred families signed up to receive coupons, since then the program's need has increased steadily.

    Recently the Maine State Grange recently qualified as a satellite collection center where coupons are collected in bulk, then packaged and mailed directly to individual families overseas.

    The premise of this program is simple. "All you have to do is use scissors," says Andrea Rollins, program director. "We are simply asking people to clip out the coupons. You don't need to worry about expiration dates. The only coupons which cannot be used the ones for specific stores."

    Garland Grange is asking anyone who wishes to donate any unwanted coupons to bring them to the Grange Hall on the second Friday of each month between 5 and 7 pm, which is when their monthly public suppers are held. You can also drop off them off on the their regular meeting night on the first and third Fridays of each month at 7:30 pm. The Garland Grange Hall is located on Oliver Hill Road in Garland.

    "Dropping the coupons off during supper should be easy," adds Rollins. "We already have supper patrons who come each month with their collection of Campbell Soup Labels, Box Tops for Education, pennies for House in the Woods, and soda can tabs for the Shriners." Other pickup options of coupons is available by contacting 717-7027 or through their Garland Grange #76 Facebook page.

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