Community plans fundraiser

12 years ago

Community plans fundraiser


by Tomi Henderson

    The Bridgewater Recreation Department is going to do a yard sale fundraiser for Ralph Kinney April 19-21 at the Community Building. Volunteers are being sought to help run the sale on Saturday.

    Organizers are also looking for donations of yard sale-type items. They especially would like to have lots of kid-type items: toys your children no longer play with, clothes that they have outgrown, plus any other household item that you would like to donate.

    Donations can be dropped off at the Community Building on the following dates and times: April 17, 1-3 p.m.; and April 19, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. If these times do not work for you, please call Christine at cell 521-4510 or home 425-6606, or send her an e-mail at to arrange a time that will work for you.



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      Seventeen-day-old Braxton Todd Nicholas enjoyed his first journey to Aroostook County on the weekend of April 14-15. He is pictured with his grandparents of Mars Hill, Doctor Eric and Georgia Nicholas, and parents Elisa and Chas Nicholas of Naples.


United Methodist Women

    The Mars Hill UMW met in the church vestry at 11 a.m. on April 9. There were seven members and one guest present.

    The first hour was spent enjoying lunch brought from home and socializing. Co-hostess Donna Brewer served a delicious dessert.

    The special speaker was Cara Miller, a consultant from Presque Isle and Caribou Natural Healthcare. She spoke about using oils and herbs for maintaining everyday good health habits. She was presented with a monetary gift.

    President Donna Brewer opened the business meeting by leading all in the UMW Purpose Pledge and Prayer. The secretary’s and treasurer’s reports were read and accepted as read.

    Two of the members indicated that they were going to attend the Sub-District UMW meeting on the April 11 in Washburn.

    It was voted to give a gift certificate to a special member of the church who has been doing extra volunteer work. A donation was also given to Angel Flight for performing great flight service for one of the organization’s sick members going back and forth to Boston for medical appointments.

    After the benediction, the meeting was adjourned. Members present included: Donna Brewer, Diane Ketchum, Frances Banks, Joan Walsh, Marie Hewitt, Eldora Carter and Clara Hussey.


MZ. Mars Hill 2012

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MZ. Mars Hill 2012 was crowned on Saturday, April 14. Pictured are, from the left: Mz. Mars Hill 2012 Barbie Que (Ross Grass), Mz. First Loser Iona Ford (Dan Brewer), Mz. Second Loser Hannah Mantana (Brendan York), Mz. Dead Last Jill Ette (Joey Tardiff), Mz. Booty Dee Licious (Spencer Stetson) and Mz. Bubbly Alotta Bootie (Mike McClung). It was a fun night!


    Mistresses of Ceremonies for the Mz. Mars Hill 2012 Pageant were Debra Hertz (Terry Brewer) and Ophelia Payne (Todd Grass). Ophelia was told that she resembled Jethrine Bodine from “The Beverly Hillbillies.”


    Escorts for the Mz. Mars Hill 2012 Pageant included, in front from left: Chris P. Nugget (Whitney Peavey), Pat Medown (Victoria McIntyre) and Dusty Rhodes (Whitney Klein). In back: Manly Cyrus (Shannon Todd), Harry Pitts (Olivia Cyr) and Chuck Roast (Rachael Grew).


Bridgewater Historical Association

    For the past several years the Bridgewater Historical Association’s Hall opened for the year with the Bridgewater pageants. However, thanks to the generosity of the Smyrna/Merrill Historic Society, this year the BHA Hall will open with a play. It is the first joint project and Bridgewater officials hope it is a successful one. After presenting their play, “Hood of Sherwood” at their hall on April 27 and 28, the SMHS will bring it up to the BHA Hall on May 4 and 5. All shows begin at 6 p.m. In Bridgewater, dessert will be served at intermission.

    Tickets for the play in Bridgewater are on a donation basis and are available at the Bridgewater Town Office or by calling 425-7901 or 429-8268. Seating is limited, so get your tickets early. Advance ticket sales are also necessary to let organizers know how much dessert to prepare. Proceeds will benefit both the BHA and SMHS.

    The Bridgewater Rec Department will be holding the pageants at the BHA Hall on their usual schedule, the day before Mother’s Day, May 12.


Post Cane nominees sought

    The BHA is still seeking nominees for the Boston Cane. Nomination forms are available at the Town Office. Officials would like to name a new recipient, so please make your nominations soon.


Community Cupboard

    The food pantry serves the communities of Westfield, Mars Hill, Blaine, Robinson, E-Plantation and Bridgewater.

    The Community Cupboard is open the second Tuesday of each month from 1-3 p.m. and the fourth Tuesday of each month from 6-8 p.m. at the Mars Hill and Blaine Community Center on ACI Street.

    First-time clients need to bring a photo ID to verify their town of residence. Clients come once a month and receive three meals for three days per household member.

    If you have questions, call Cathy Cropley at 429-8043.


Mars Hill Girl Scouts Celebrate 100th Anniversary

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    On March 12, 1912, Juliette Gordon Low started the first Girl Scout troop in Savannah, Ga. As a way of remembering Juliette and all the Girl Scouts over the years, Mars Hill Troop 1134 celebrated the 100th anniversary of the Girl Scout Birthday by holding a scavenger hunt, creating SWAPs (a Girl Scout craft that creates pins that you Share With A Pal), and learning about the history of Girl Scouting through books and memorabilia collected by Leader Cathy Cropley. Pictured in front from left are: Meagan Willis, Mersaydez Johnston, Sara Stitham, Jordan Delong and Maddison Coffin. In back: Leader Cathy Cropley, Destiny Cyr and Jessica Cropley.


Rotary Club

    The Mars Hill Rotary Club met Tuesday morning, April 10, at the Aroostook Health Center. The special speakers were Bobbi Jo Caron of TAMC and Michelle Osgood. They spoke about Survivor Aroostook — a week-long summer camp held at NMCC. Students interested in exploring a career in the health field, that will be entering high school in the fall, are invited to apply for the camp.

    Begun in 2003 with 50 youth invited, they limit the camp to the first 65 who apply. Students will experience hands-on exploration stations such as nursing, lab techs, doctors, therapists, etc. They tour the hospital and work on team-building throughout the week, with challenges thrown at the teams all week long.

    Of the 487 campers that have attended the camp to date, over 20 percent of them have gone on to pursue health care careers.

    Michelle spoke of changing her goals after attending camp. She had planned to teach but found a new passion after seeing the possibilities in health care.



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      The Aroostook Health Center in Mars Hill celebrated Doctors’ Day on Wednesday, April 4. Cake and punch were served to staff and residents. Dr. Eric Nicholas was presented a card of appreciation signed by everyone. Both staff and residents commented on what a great doctor he is and how they appreciate everything he does. Dr. David Jones was presented a card on a different date as he was unable to attend the celebration. Pictured is Dr. Nicholas with his cake.


Aroostook Health Center

    Upcoming events for the week of April 18-24 include: Wednesday — Beauty Parlor at 8:30 a.m., Wii Bowling at 9 a.m. and Crosswork Puzzles at 1:30 p.m.; Thursday has the Beauty Parlor at 8:30 a.m., Bingo at 9:30 a.m., Horse Racing at 1:30 p.m. and the United Baptist at 6:30 p.m.; Friday, April 20, will feature Five Card Bingo at 9:30 a.m., Teacart Visits at 1:30 p.m. and Moving to Music at 2:45 p.m.; Saturday is a free day; Sunday will have the Mennonite Hymnsing at 6:30 p.m.; Monday will feature Coffee Chat at 9:30 a.m., Karaoke with Larry at 1:30 p.m. and Gospel Group at 6:30 p.m.; Tuesday, April 24, will have the Beauty Parlor at 8:30 a.m., Bingo at 9:30 a.m., Card Games at 1:30 p.m. and Moving to Music at 2:45 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.

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