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Saturn gets a face lift

Several members of the Mars Hill Rotary Club, along with friends, recently gave the grounds surrounding the planet Saturn, part of the Maine Solar System Model, some TLC.

Workers replaced plants and added mulch (nearly 60 bags’ worth) to freshen the site for summer visitors.

The club has been responsible for taking care of the site since it was installed, and Larry Fletcher has mowed the Saturn and Pluto sites weekly for years.

Library happenings

Events happening at the Walter T. A. Hansen Memorial Library in Mars Hill include the following: Looking for LEGOs — the library will hold a LEGO party on Saturday, July 14 from 10 a.m. to noon. Anyone with LEGOs to donate to the library is asked to call 429-9625.

A Mad Hatter Tea Party will be held on Saturday, July 28 from 10 a.m. to noon.

The library is doing a Bikes for Books again this summer.  For more information, contact the library at 429-9625.

Homecoming 2018

Plans are in the works for Homecoming 2018.  Many events will be returning with some new ones also planned.  Save the dates of Aug. 9-12 and come enjoy all the festivities.

NOTE: Those planning on being in the parade are asked to register as soon as possible by stopping at the Mars Hill Town Office to get a registration form or by calling Kathy at 540-6325.

Thursday night will be the ice cream social at the Aroostook Health Center.

The Saturn site of northern Maine’s solar system model received a facelift by members of the Mars Hill Rotary Club and friends, who replaced plants and added fresh mulch. (Courtesy of Tomi Henderson)

Friday will see events at the Fire Station and park area including the Rotary Car Hop dinner, music, vendors, a movie, paint and sip and a special “No-bake” baking contest for kids. Bingo will also be on tap at the Legion.

Saturday will see breakfast at the Legion, and a parade followed by events at the high school including the Junior High Soccer Tourney, music, vendors, car show, book sale and more.  

Anyone wishing to set up a booth is asked to contact Kathy at 540-6325.  For more information, go to Mars Hill Homecoming Days on Facebook.

Rotary Club

The Mars Hill Rotary Club met on Tuesday, June 26, at 6:30 a.m. at the Aroostook Health Center.  Members discussed upcoming events.

Aroostook Health Center

Upcoming events for the week of July 4 – July 10 include: Wednesday is July 4th and will be a free day with games, movies and puzzles available in the day room.  Thursday will feature Beauty Parlor at 8:30 a.m., Bingo at 9:30 a.m., BYF Potluck Outing at 11:00 a.m.  Friday will feature LCR Dice at 9:30 a.m. and Patio Social with refreshments at 1:30 p.m. Saturday will be a free day with games, movies and puzzles available in the day room.  Sunday will be a free day with televised church in the day room. Monday will feature Nails with Shallie and Melissa at 9:30 a.m. and Game Time at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday will feature Beauty Parlor at 8:30 a.m., Bingo at 9:30 a.m. and Adult Coloring at 1:30 p.m.  

All of these activities are subject to change. If you would like to volunteer to help with any of these activities, call Connie or Vicki at 768-4915.


The William Cousins Post 118 of Mars Hill is hosting Bingo on Saturday evening beginning at 7 p.m. at the Post. There are cash prizes. Refreshments are available.

Tomi Henderson is the correspondent for Mars Hill, Blaine, Bridgewater and Westfield. She can be reached at 551-6791 or e-mailing

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