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Community Library

On Saturday, Sept. 10, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., the library is holding its annual Great Event Yard Sale. Spaces are still available for $30. It’s a huge yard sale, bake sale, music, barbecue and children’s events, too! So if you are needing to clean out your basement or attic, sign up during library hours and grab your space.

Town Office

Recycling dates are Thursdays, Sept. 8 and 22, this month. Property axes will be due the middle of October. Select Board meetings are Mondays, Sept. 12 and 26, at 8 a.m. at the Town Hall.

Work on the culvert on Route 1 has begun and will continue for several months. The blinking light system will be flashing yellow on the weekends.

The Town Office will be closed on Monday, Sept. 5, for Labor Day.

Ambulance Service

The Ambulance Service will hold its annual Run for Your Life 5K/12K fundraiser on Saturday, Oct. 1, at 9 a.m. This event will help the service purchase much-needed equipment, including but not limited to an automated CPR device, updated equipment, Personal Protective Equipment and more for its staff. With the new budget year, they can have two EMTs on duty during the day at the station.

Even if you are not running in the race, please consider making a contribution to the Ambulance Service. For more information, please contact the event coordinator, Lee Philbrook, at dwayne.lee.philbrook@gmail.com or call 207-299-2464.

Community Builders

The next bingo night is Tuesday, Sept. 13, at 5:30 p.m. in the lower level of the Town Hall.

RSU 20

Wednesday, Aug. 31, is the first day of school for K-5, and grades six and nine. That day is also an early release day with children out at 11:30 a.m. On Thursday, Sept. 1,  all students in grades K-12 begin the school year, so watch out for buses and more traffic. On Monday, Sept. 5, there is no school.

The Club Bar and Marina is having Denise O’Connell and Stephen Pfister at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 1, for a fun night of live music and good food.

There are lots of farm stands open with all kinds of vegetables and flowers for sale. Some of them have listings on Facebook. Zucchini can be grated and frozen for zucchini bread or muffins in the winter.

September is one of the most beautiful months here, with clear skies and a bit of crispness to the air. The stores are full of pumpkins and mums and the colors of summer change to the yellows, oranges and reds of  fall. Enjoy the change of seasons!

Thought for the week: “I shut my eyes in order to see.” — Paul Gaugin.