Grange Flea Market

The Palermo Grange will be holding a flea market on Saturday, July 2, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. A variety of new items have come in, and proceeds will be used to rehabilitate the Grange building. The Grange Hall is located at the Palermo/China town line.

The Grange’s mission is to strengthen individuals, families and communities through grassroots action, service, education, advocacy and agricultural awareness. Meetings are the first Thursday of the month at 6:30 p.m.

July Book Walk

Beginning July 5, you can read a book while you hike the Palermo Preserve trails at 1401 Turner Ridge Road. The featured story is The Way Back Home by Oliver Jeffers. As families walk along the wooded path, they will find laminated pages of the book attached to trees. The Book Walk is a great way for kids to experience the joy of reading while getting outside to explore the natural world.

Follow up your hike at the Palermo Community Library to see the fun display and informational sheet about outer space.

This event is sponsored by the Palermo Community Library with the cooperation of the Midcoast Conservancy. The library is located at 2789 Route 3. For more information, call 993-6088 or email or visit

State representative candidates

Pam Swift, MD, of Palermo is running for Maine’s House of Representatives in District 62, which includes the communities of Palermo, China, Somerville, Windsor and Hibberts Gore. Kennebec and Waldo County Democrats held a “Meet and Greet” on June 18 in Palermo with candidates running in the Nov. 8 election.

“Waldo County Democrats are excited about Pam Swift running to serve her community in the Legislature,” Sara Salley, Waldo County Democratic Committee chair said at the Meet and Greet. “This cross-county event is a fun way for us to all come together and show support for the strong field of Democratic candidates in our region who will keep Maine moving forward.” Pam’s contact info is for email or on the web.

Katrina Smith, also a Palermo resident and the Republican candidate for state representative from District 62, would like to thank all the voters who showed up for the primary on June 14 and for the overwhelming support her candidacy received to continue in the race for the seat for the November election. Katrina said she is excited to hear your ideas and to continue the conversation about making Maine a better place for future generations. She can be reached at or you can find more info at