Town News

Sharon Frost



Tom Brennan’s art exhibit was wonderful. There were lots of people dropping in  at Camden National Bank on Thursday evening for the opening night reception. There was a special guest appearance by humorist Tim Sample. Cold drinks and snacks were enjoyed. 

The Nash-Wolfe concert featuring Down East organist Kevin Birch from Bangor, will be presented on the David Wallace organ at the Perry Congregational Church on Sunday, August 20th at 4:00 p.m. He will be playing familiar  hymns and classical pieces from the organ repertoire. No admission. Free will offering will be taken to cover the costs of this special occasion.

Lawrence Station School’s 70th anniversary was held Friday and Saturday. There was entertainment, food, games and lots of fun. Congratulations, that is quite a milestone.

The Triangle Park was packed on a beautiful evening Thursday to enjoy David Mallett singer, song writer. The Lions had their hot dog stand set up for business, and Calais High School had their table of goodies to sell. I got to see as lot of friends from away. A wonderful celebration.

Friday morning was an oil change, lube and change of tires. Then on to the memorial for Mert Brown at the cemetery. Luncheon followed at the Methodist Rec. Hall.

The Beaver Harbor archives and Museum is open for the public 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Canadian time through August 18th. My uncle Caron contributed to that museum. I haven’t gotten to tour it yet. I’m running out of time. I hear it is very interesting.

A play celebrating Canada’s 150th anniversary called “Builders and Dreamers. A story of Saint Andrews” will be presented by the Saint Andrews Arts Council at W.C. O’Neill Area Theater, August 24th and 25th at 7:00 p.m. (Canadian) and August 26th 2:00 p.m. Canadian,. Tickets are available at Cockburn’s Drug Store. 

A wonderful, peaceful memorial service was held Saturday morning at People’s United Methodist Church in Baileyville for Eldon Libby. Many friends and relatives attended. Rev. Dr. Randell Chretien and Pastor Tom  Smith were the celebrants. Beautiful hymns were sung by the trio Rev. David Carle, Ronald Libby and Pastor Ernest Carle. Family members, son, wife and granddaughters spoke about their  precious and loved “Grampie.”  A brief burial took place following the service at the cemetery. A luncheon followed. There was a great variety of salads, beans, soup, casseroles and a fine array of sweets, lemonade, tea and coffee. Eldon was a kind, dear, soft spoken man. I will miss him and the lovely garden vegetables he always shared. Glad he and Miriam have been a part of my life. God Bless.

A super parade, lots of floats, children, raffles, dogs, music, plenty of souvenirs and eating stops. There were Ganong’s treats, freebies, etc. passed out to the kids. Its hard to believe the festival is ended for another year. Thanks to all who organized it.

August 10 - 19th:  Skowhegan State Fair with a huge midway, animals, crafts, flower show and harness racing.

August 19 - 26: Union Fair Wild Blueberry Festival with crafts, annual pull events and harness racing.

St. George Wild Blueberry Festival will take place August 18th. There will be a cold plate supper at St. Mark’s Anglican Church from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. 

19th Farmers’ Market, tasting and sampling will be from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Canadian time at Granite Town Farms. There will be a soap box derby at the Catholic Church 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Canadian. Registration is at 9:30 a.m.

A reminder of the concert “The Dartts” on Saturday, August 19th at 6:30 p.m. at the Second Baptist Church.

Our 44th Annual International Fireworks on Sunday evening were extraordinary and all came to an end. It was a busy week with class reunions, music, etc. on both sides of the river. For the most part, the weather was great. 

Thanks to everyone who made this year’s International Festival all happen.

Maggie Smith, we’re all praying for you in Bangor hospital.