Ski club to host full-moon fun

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    Sunday, Feb. 8 at 3 p.m. there will be full moon cross country skiing event at the Aroostook Ski-touring Center in Wrightville. Sometime between 5 and 6 p.m., everyone will gather in the Center building for a potluck supper, so bring a yummy dish to share and your own drink, as well.  Make sure you have all the necessary skiing gear and also a headlamp, incase you need it for skiing after supper. This is sure to be an entertaining and fun day for the adults, so try and make it if you can.
Ashland Pinewood Derby this weekend
    Ashland Cub Scout Pack 179 will hold its annual Pinewood Derby competition Saturday, Feb. 7 at the Mapleton Lions building. Registration begins at noon sharp and racing will start at 1 p.m. It is very important that the scouts are on time for registration, so please make every effort to be there as close to noon as you can. Family members other than parents are welcomed to attend, as well, and the pack will be selling snack items throughout the afternoon.
    Seventeen Ashland scouts are scheduled to race. They received their car blocks at their December pack meeting and were to design and build their derby car with the guidance of an adult. Design and construction guidelines were given to each scout to follow so that their cars meet the Council Pinewood Derby Rules, which promote uniformity, good sportsmanship, fun and fairness. The top three cars – along with an alternate – will advance to the Northstar District Race to be held at the Aroostook Centre Mall Saturday, March 7.
    The scouts are extremely excited to see how their car creations will fare. Wish them all good luck!
Concert at Church

    Twenty students from the Faith School of Theology in Charleston will put on a concert at the Masardis Pentecostal Church Sunday, Feb. 8 beginning at 10:45 a.m. Sam Morton, son of the Rev. and Mrs. Donald Morton, is a member of the choir that is to perform. A freewill offering will be taken and all are invited to attend. For more information, please call the Rev. Donald Morton at 435-6983.
Kids Club
    Kids Club will meet this Thursday at the Masardis Pentecostal Church. If your child needs a ride, please contact the Rev. or Mrs. Donald Morton at 435-6983. The group meets every other Thursday from 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Portage Centennial news and updates
    The next Centennial meeting is scheduled for Monday, Feb. 9 at 6:30 p.m. at the Town Hall.
    Participants are needed for the Centennial Variety Show to be held at 6:30 p.m., Saturday, March 21 at the Portage Lake Town Hall. People of all ages and from all communities are invited to participate. Those interested can sign up on posters around town, or call/e-mail Corrine Routhier at 435-6854 or Be sure to include your name or group name, phone number and the talent you are to perform. Come on, we know there’s a lot of talent out there, so go and sign up. It will be lots of fun!
    There are 2009 Centennial calendars for sale at Ashland’s Diner, Dean’s, Coffin’s, Ashland One Stop, and the Portage Lake Town Hall. Centennial cookbooks can still be purchased at Dean’s and the Town Hall, as well.
    The schedule for the 2009 Portage Lake Centennial is available online at www.connectmaine/portage. Check out all the fun activities that the committee has been hard at work organizing. If you have any questions about these or any other Centennial items/topics, please contact Corrine Routhier at 435-6854 or e-mail
Ongoing Events
    The Ashland Area Senior Citizens group meets every Thursday at noon at the Ashland Recreational Center. Any senior citizens wishing to participate in the potluck lunches and meetings are always welcome.
    The Portage Lake Seniors’ Lunch is held on the last Tuesday of every month at 11:30 a.m. at the Town Hall. All individuals 50 and over are invited to attend and can bring a potluck dish to share. For more information, contact Wilza Robertson at 435-6211 or Grace Nason at 435-6373.
    The Red Hat Loonies of Portage Lake meet the second Thursday of every month at Dean’s Motor Lodge. Membership dues are $2. Come and have a great meal and a great time, too! For more information, contact Rachel Stevens at 435-6358.
    If you can help plan for Portage Lake’s 2009 Centennial Celebration, please contact Corrine Routhier at 435-6854. Your help is both needed and appreciated.
    There is an aerobics/exercise group meeting Monday and Thursday nights at the Portage Lake Municipal Building at 6:30 p.m. There is no cost for participants. Please contact Kim Holmes at 435-6043 for more information.
    (Julie Graham-Berry is the correspondent for Ashland, Portage Lake, Oxbow, Masardis, Garfield, Nashville Plantation and surrounding townships. She can be reached at 435-7137).