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The towns of Waldo, Belfast, Belmont, Morrill and Searsmont are looking for 14- to18-year-olds to join their junior firefighter program. There will be five to six classes scheduled in February; parental permission is required. The classes will be both in the classroom and hands-on, and will work around school and sports schedules. Anyone interested should contact Waldo Fire Chief Brian Walker at 322-9362.

The Waldo Boosters are looking for some new blood to help enhance their group. They just held their annual meeting. If you’re interested you can talk to Greg Coleman.

The Belfast Free Library is hosting the local Genealogical Society (Wawenoc Chapter) on Wednesday, Jan. 18, at 2 p.m. in the Abbott Room. Perhaps you’re interested in gathering to share things like family recipes and genealogical interests. There will be a family recipe potluck, so bring a dish to share, along with the recipe and any related family stories or photos. It’s a great opportunity to meet fellow genealogists and learn more about this chapter of MGS.

The group meets monthly on the third Wednesday of the month at the Belfast Free Library to discuss topics in genealogical research. Genealogists of all abilities and skill-levels are encouraged to join, from complete beginner to seasoned expert. Annual dues for members are $5 and go toward speaker fees and refreshments, but membership is not required to attend individual programs.

This meeting is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Sharon Pietryka at 338-3884, ext. 25, or spietryka@belfastlibrary.org.

Maybe 2023 is the year you want to get more involved in town activities? These are good opportunities to do so!

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