Bridgewater offers summer activities

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Bridgewater Recreation
The Bridgewater Recreation Department is planning many activities this summer. The Summer Recreation Programs begin on June 23 for youth entering grades 1 – 6 in the fall.

They will run Monday – Thursday from 9 a.m. – noon. Please contact Chris Finemore at 425-6606 to register your child. There will be a $15 fee per week for out-of-town children who wish to participate. Meals will be provided (breakfast at 9 a.m., lunch at 11:30 a.m.).
Introduction to Martial Arts will run from 12:15 – 1:30 p.m. on June 23 and 30, July 8, 15, 22, 29 and Aug. 5. The certified head instructor will be Sheri Foreman, a third degree black belt under the Atlantic Pacific Tang Soo Do Federation, with over 15 years of martial arts training. Participants will learn to concentrate, focus, learn coordination and self-defense. Classes will be held at the Bridgewater Grammar School. Please contact Chris to register. There will be a $25 fee for out-of-yown children who wish to participate.
Mini softball will be offered, free for all participants, with everybody playing. Please contact Erick or Mel Goff at 429-4002 for more information or to sign up your child.
Summer cooking will be offered by the Bridgewater Recreation Department and UMPI Cooperative Extension. This cooking program is offered to students entering grades 4 – 6 in the fall. Held on Wednesdays, July 2, 8, 16, 23 and 30, from 12 – 1:30 p.m. at the Community Building, participants will learn new  cooking skills, try new recipes and have fun! To sign up for this, contact Chris Finemore at 425-6606. There will be a $25 fee for out-of-town children who wish to participate.

90th birthday wishes welcome
Russell Townsend will be celebrating his 90th birthday on Thursday, July 3. He would enjoy receiving cards from family and friends. His address is Aroostook Health Center, PO Box 410, Mars Hill, ME 04758.

Rotary Club
The Mars Hill Rotary Club met at the Aroostook Health Center on Tuesday, June 10, at 6:30 a.m. The special speaker was Rotarian Dr. Eric Nicholas, who spoke on the recent Rotary District Conference held in Bathurst, New Brunswick, Canada, on June 6-8. Also attending with Doc and his wife, Georgia, was Mars Hill Rotary President Bruce Hussey.
Doc spoke about some of the projects being undertaken by Rotary International. Among them are projects having to do with Vocational, Literacy, Polio Plus and Rain Water usage. Some areas have received special 250 gallon tanks (two per family) that can hold enough water for the family’s annual use.

ACI/CAHS Reunion
There will be a meeting of the ACI/CAHS Reunion Committee on Tuesday, June 24, at 6:30 p.m. in the music room at CAHS. All class reps are encouraged to attend as this will be the last full meeting before the reunion this summer.
Among the events planned for the ACI/CAHS Reunion are: Gospel Concert, Wind Farm Tours, Chicken BBQ, Sock Hop, Variety Show, Breakfast, Antique Car Show,  Parade, Wagon Rides, Motorcycle Demonstration, Bean Supper, Maine Army National Guard Band Concert, Dance and Robinson School Get-Together. Make plans now to be around on July 24 – 26 for all the activities!

Reading Hour
The Walter T.A. Hansen Memorial Library is pleased to continue with Co Co’s Reading Hour for children ages third grade and up on Thursdays from 3:30-4:30 p.m. This program will run every Thursday at the library.

The library is continuing with an ongoing book sale. Cost for the books is .50 for hard cover and .25 for paperbacks. There are also bags available to fill for $5. Old and new copyrights for adult and children are available. Fiction, nonfiction, westerns, science fiction and romance are among those currently on hand.  There are also children’s books for sale, so plan to stop and check things out. Stock up now for your summer reading! Monetary donations will also be accepted.

Sometime between January and March 2008, two snowmobiles were stolen from Arlo McPherson’s farm. They are an Artic Cat Bearcat and an Artic Cat Jag, both 440s.Both had covers that had been customized to fit on the new backrests that were added to the sleds.
Mr. McPherson is offering a $500 reward for the arrest and conviction of the thieves. If you have any information regarding this incident, please contact the Maine State Police at 800-924-2261, Case Number SP08-036321. The reward will be given, if and when, the person(s) responsible have been convicted. Thank you for your assistance in solving this crime.

Bridgewater Community Club
The Bridgewater Community Club will hold a Fashion Show on Thursday, July 24, at 7 p.m. at the Bridgewater Free Baptist Church in conjunction with Bridgewater’s Sesquicentennial celebration. The show will feature fashions from each decade beginning with the 1850s and ending with current fashions.
Beginning Thursday, June 19, the Club will meet every Thursday at 7 p.m. until the July 24 show to work on the event. These work sessions will be held either at the church or at the home of Pat Lenentine at 386 Main Street in Bridgewater.
Anyone who has fashions for the show, or who would like to model or help with the show, is invited to attend the work sessions.
The goals of the Community Club are to promote friendship among women of all ages and to undertake projects that improve the community. Membership dues are $1 per month, and all interested women are invited to attend. For more information, please contact Pat Lenentine at 429-9444.

Bridgewater Creative Crafting
On the first and third Thursdays of each month at 6:30 p.m. at the Civic Community Center in Bridgewater, crafters are encouraged to join together to work on various projects. Bring your own supplies and projects as you share your knowledge of various crafts. Work together or individually with quilting, knitting, sewing, embroidery, crocheting, scrapbooking, etc. Everyone is welcome! For more information, please contact Chris Finemore at 425-6606 or Melody Goff at 420-4002. Come relax and enjoy yourself as you socialize with other crafters.

The Bridgewater Historical Society is continuing with their live music on Thursday evenings from 6 – 9 p.m. The musicians are there to have a good time. They play old-time rock and roll, country, standards, originals, etc. So grab your dancing shoes on and come on down to the BHA Hall (formerly the Odd Fellows Hall).
There are still copies of Annie Rideout’s book “The History of Bridgewater” available. Copies are $29 plus $6. S/H.
All proceeds from the music events will go toward a new PA system for the hall. The BHA would like to extend their sincerest thanks to all who support their efforts. It is very much appreciated. To contact the BHA, their mailing address is P. O. Box 341, Bridgewater, ME 04735. The president is Denis Gagne (429-8290), secretary is Jann Votaw (425-7901).

Bridgewater Sesquicentennial
The Bridgewater Sesquicentennial will be held July 24 – 26. Among the events currently being planned are: Presentation of the Boston Post Cane, Unveiling of the 1990 time capsule, Fashion Show, Variety Show with Joy Whited, Civil War Camp Re-enactment, Breakfast, Craft and Vendor Fair, Parade (10 a.m.), Quilt Show, Antique Farm Machinery Display, Antique Car Show, Antique Tractor Pull, Horse and Tractor Wagon Rides, Supper and Dance (combined with ACI/CAHS).
FMI, contact Mike Crawford at 764-0202 or by e-mail at

    Tomi Henderson is the correspondent for Mars Hill, Blaine, Bridgewater and Westfield. She can be reached at 429-9126 or e-mail