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Marsh River Theater

Next up at the theater is Ben Zabin's "The Magic Show" on Friday, Sept. 21, at 7 p.m. with a one-night-only show. This will be great for folks of all ages — lots of audience participation along with mind-reading, sleight of hand, comedy, and Las-Vegas style illusion. Limited number of tickets are available by calling 722-4110.

Mark your calendars for this season's musical, "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee." An eclectic group of six mid-pubescents vies for the spelling championship of a lifetime. While candidly disclosing hilarious and touching stories from their home lives, the "tweens" spell their way through a series of (potentially made-up) words, hoping never to hear the soul-crushing, pout-inducing, life un-affirming "ding" of the bell that signals a spelling mistake. Six spellers enter; one speller leaves! At least the losers get a juice box.

A riotous ride, complete with audience participation, "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee" is a delightful den of comedic genius. The small cast and unit set make this a perfect option for high schools or community theaters. "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee" is a fast-paced crowd-pleaser and an instant theater patron favorite.

Campground

It looks like Brooks is going to get a campground on Route 7. I know lots of you have been watching the progress of clearing and getting it ready. I guess they are going to start with tent sites, then maybe move up to RV sites later. Love seeing new things happening in town.

Delmont's house

It seems Delmont Clark's old house has been purchased, and with any luck it will be cleaned and fixed up. Good luck to the new owners.

Farewell

Andrea McGuire will be moving to be closer to her mother this month. It will be sad to see her go. We wish her all the luck in her new home.

Dam dinner

There will be a fundraising dinner for the Marsh River dam that broke this year. The dam, which is on private property, is an asset to the town and helps the Fire Department and local fisherman. The meatloaf dinner will be on Saturday, Sept. 22, at 4:30 p.m. at the Varney Building. A free-will donation will be accepted.