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17 years ago

Father’s Day BBQ
There is a lot happening in the tiny town of Bridgewater. The local historical association has live music on Thursday nights as well as an occasional Saturday from 6 – 9 p.m. Their music program is a bit different than others in the area. They feature a little less country and a little more old-time rock ‘n roll. The atmosphere is quite relaxed and everyone has a good time. So come on down and join the crew! All proceeds from the music program will do towards the purchase of much-needed sound equipment for the building.
    They are also holding a Father’s Day chicken BBQ on Sunday, June 17, beginning at 1 p.m. Besides chicken, there will be salads, corn and ice cream. Admission is $7 for adults or two for $12. Children under 10 is $3. There will be free gifts and door prizes for the dads.
For more information, please contact Denis Gagne at 429-8290 or Jann Votaw at 425-7901. All proceeds from this event will go toward the maintenance of the building.
Senior citizens
The Mars Hill, Blaine and Westfield Senior Citizens met Wednesday, June 6, at the Mars Hill Snowmobile Club for a potluck dinner. There were 19 members and one guest, Jean Shaw, present.
Grace Rideout asked the blessing and gave the invocation. President Gwen welcomed everyone and led all in the flag salute and singing of “God Bless America.” The secretary’s and treasurer’s reports were read and accepted.
Everyone congratulated members Bob and Rosalie Craig, who recently celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary.
Following the meeting, members enjoyed playing Bingo.
The next meeting on June 20 will be a potluck. Mona Lynch will speak. There will be no meeting on July 4, so the only July meeting will be on July 18.
Golden Age
The Golden Age Club met on May 22 in Bridgewater. There were nine members present for a potluck dinner. Don Cadrette asked the blessing and gave the invocation. Members started the meeting with a flag salute. The secretary’s and treasurer’s reports were read and accepted.
The next meeting was held on June 12 with sandwiches and sweets on the menu. Members were asked to bring household items as prizes for the Bingo games.
Members attending the May 22 meeting were: Bob Shaw, Leona Hess, Arlene Wiggins, Don and Liz Cadrette, Bob and Rosalie Craig, Joanna Rockwell and Ruth MacKenzie.
Bridgewater Historical
The Bridgewater Historical Association meets the first and third Monday of the month at 7 p.m. at the Odd Fellows Hall on Main Street. For more information, please call Denis or Gloria Gagne at 429-8290, Jann Votaw at 425-7901 or at
Congratulations go to Garrett Matthew Dyer, grandson of Gary and Geraldine Dyer, of Mars Hill, and Al and Dawn Simpson, of Bangor. They traveled south recently to celebrate Garrett’s graduation from Kimball Union Academy Prep School in Meriden, N.H. Garrett is the son of Gary and Lori Dyer, of Easthampton, Mass. Garrett has been accepted at and will attend Bridgewater State College in Bridgewater, Mass. majoring in management.
Special visitors
Arlene and Jim Wiggins, of Mars Hill, enjoyed a visit recently from their son, Wilner, and granddaughter, Sarah. Wilner and Sarah live in Memphis, Tenn,
Rotary Club
The Mars Hill Rotary Club met on Tuesday morning at 6:30 a.m. at the Aroostook Health Center in Mars Hill. A business meeting was held and the upcoming annual golf tournament was discussed.
President Larry Fletcher gave a report on the District 7810 meeting he recently attended in Oromocto, Canada. Larry enjoyed hearing from the International president representative from Texas and meeting the Group Study Exchange group from Fiji.
The Rotarians traveled by bus to visit Camp Rotary, owned by the Fredericton Rotary Club, and were very impressed with the camp. It is designed for handicapped individuals and is completely accessible to the campers. There are three age levels of campers: Age 5 – 12, 13 – 18 and 19 and up. The cost is $650 per week and there is a counselor on hand for every two campers, as well as a full contingent of medical and other help on the grounds.
The Mars Hill Rotary Club received a Membership Development & Extension  Award for achieving the highest retention rate in District 7810 during 2006-2007.
Ladies Stitch and *itch Group
The Bridgewater Recreation Department has formed a Ladies Stitch and & ‘itch Group. The group meets every other Tuesday night at 6:30 p.m. at the Bridgewater Civic Building. Ladies of all ages are invited to attend. There is no charge to attend.
This is an opportunity to bring whatever you are working on: cross-stitch, embroidery, scrapbooking, sewing, etc., and share good conversation while working on your favorite project. If you do not have anything to bring, that’s okay too, as others will be willing share and teach.
All are welcome – you don’t have to be a Bridgewater resident to participate, so bring your friends, too!
For more information, contact Chris Finemore at 425-6606.
Sesquicentennial meeting
The Bridgewater Sesquicentennial Committee will meet on Wednesday, June 20, at 7p.m. at the Bridgewater Community Building.
Comprised of members of the general public, the BCA Reunion Committee, the Bridgewater Historical Association, the Bridgewater Fire Department and the Bridgewater Recreation Department, the committee is developing plans for a combined celebration in 2008 of Bridgewater’s Sesquicentennial and the next BCA Reunion. Anyone who is interested is invited to attend the meeting.
For more information, please contact Mike Crawford at 764-0202.
    Tomi Henderson is the correspondent for Mars Hill, Blaine and Bridgewater. She can be reached at 429-9126 or e-mail