Club to host year’s first tractor pull

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Club to host year’s first tractor pull


by Tomi Henderson

    The Northern Maine Antique Tractor Club (NMATC) will be holding their first antique tractor pull of the season on Saturday, June 9, in Bridgewater. Puller registration begins at 9 a.m. The pull is being held on the track behind the Bridgewater Town Garage and is sponsored by the Bridgewater Fire Department. All NMATC tractor pulls are free and open to the public. Come and enjoy an afternoon of fun with old friends and old tractors!

CAHS graduation

    Central Aroostook High School will host Class Night on Thursday, June 7. The Class of 2012 will take part in graduation festivities on Friday, June 8, at 7 p.m.


During the Student Exhibit at Fort Street Elementary School on May 24

Photos courtesy of Tomi Henderson

      The Grade 3 Recorder students performed during the Student Exhibit at Fort Street Elementary School on May 24. Pictured from left are: Malachi Fitzherbert, Elaine Kingsbury, Sam McCrum, Janelle Tweedie, Megan Brewer, Amy Gerritsen and Emma Fletcher. Instructor Andy Cottle accompanies them on his guitar.

       Liberty Fulton sings “Do Re Mi” during the Student Exhibit at Fort Street Elementary School on May 24.

      Mitchell Burtt, 18-month-old son of Angie, also pictured, checks out the aquarium in the kindergarten classroom during the Fort Street Elementary School Exhibit on May 24.

       Odin Nordstrand reads “The Monster” to his parents Candace Rivera and Philip Cahoon at the Open House held May 24 at Fort Street Elementary School. Odin wrote and illustrated the book himself.


Rotary Club

    The Mars Hill Rotary Club met Tuesday morning, May 29, at the Aroostook Health Center. The special speaker was Rotarian Jim Shaw, who shared his Las Vegas wedding memories and video. He has enjoyed 10 years with his wife, Deb.



Photo courtesy of Tomi Henderson

   In an effort to introduce new foods to the students, a special dinner was served at Fort Street Elementary School recently. The menu included a whole-wheat tortilla with seasoned meat and many topping options, chicken chili, Mexican rice and fresh fruit salsa. Getting into the spirit were, front from the left: Shane Stackpole, Caleb Harris and Tyler Mellott. In back: Taia Tilley, Isabelle Wright, Caitlyn Chambers, Maranda Anthony, Caitlyn Harris, Mrs. Kristen Lagasse, Lillie Mahan, Michaela Pelletier, Natalie Gillen and Noelle Cote.


Aroostook Health Center

    Upcoming events for the week of June 6-12 include: Wednesday will have the Beauty Parlor at 8:30 a.m., Moving to Music at 9:30 a.m., and Crossword Puzzles at 1:30 p.m.; Thursday has the Beauty Parlor at 8:30 a.m., Bingo at 9:30 a.m., BYF Potluck Dinner at 11 a.m., and United Methodist Church at 6:30 p.m.; Friday, June 8, will feature Moving to Music at 9:30 a.m. and Karaoke with Fireman Fred at 1:30 p.m.; Saturday will feature the APC Church at 3 p.m.; Sunday will feature Karaoke with Fireman Fred at 1:30 p.m.; Monday will feature Coffee Chat at 9:30 a.m., Moving to Music at 10 a.m., Crossword Puzzles at 1:30 p.m., and Gospel Group at 6:30 p.m.; Tuesday, June 12, will have the Beauty Parlor at 8:30 a.m., Bingo at 9:30 a.m. and Card Games 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, contact Connie or Vicki at 768-4915.


Photo courtesy of Tomi Henderson

         Malachi Fitzherbert was the lucky winner of a bike when prizes were handed out to the students from SAD 42 that participated in the Jump for Health and Wellness earlier this spring. He is pictured with his physical education teacher Mia Pangburn.


Library news

    The Walter T.A. Hansen Memorial Library will be holding a tag sale on Friday and Saturday, June 22-23, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day. Anyone willing to donate items for the sale is asked to call the library at 429-9625 or Ione Dixon at 429-8790. Arrangements can be made to pick up any sellable items that you are willing to donate.


Bridgewater Historical Association

    The Bridgewater Historical Association would like to welcome everyone back to their hall. Thank you for coming to our Thursday night music with Outside In. The music runs from 6-9 p.m. So if you find yourself bored and want something to do, come on out and have some fun at the BHA Hall. Come to dance or just sit and listen. All are welcome.

    Don’t forget our first yard sale is June 8 and 9 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. We have lots of goodies for sale.

    As always, thank you to all who give their support. We look forward to seeing you at our events.

Photo courtesy of Dwayne Hatfield

    THE American Legion and Royal Canadian Legion members, at left, were at the Bridgewater Veteran’s Memorial on May 28 for Memorial Day, following an Honor Guard Parade attended by both Legions. The Florenceville, N.B., branch of the Royal Canadian Legion wished to pay their respects to those U.S. veterans who died in service, for their NATO ally, whom are sharing duty in Afghanistan with Canadian troops at this time. The American Legion members expect to return this visit on Canadian Remembrance Day and all hope to make this an annual event. Pictured in front row, from left: S. Gallupe, C. Rotter, R. Canney, G. Smith Jr. and W. Desjardins Jr. In back: D. Hatfield, Canadian Legion vice president; R. Pettifer, Amercian Legion post commander; R. Collins, J. Lee and C. Chronkite.



    Plans are under way for a summer festival on Aug. 3, 4 and 5. Various activities will take place on Friday evening in town including a Kids Carnival, Car Hop Supper, Bingo, Zumba, a Teen Dance, Bike Parade and Lasar Tag.

    Saturday will include the Toughest Mile race up Big Rock, a parade through town followed by many activities at the high school including a Firemen’s Muster, Bounce House, Dunking Booth, Petting Zoo, Soccer games, Food Booth, Dough Boys, Cotton Candy and Snow Cones, Pet Show, Antique Car Show, and Chicken Barbecue. Saturday will conclude with a Comedy/Magic Show at the Community Center.

    Sunday will feature many events at the Community Center including a Bean Hole Bean Dinner, Music, Open Swim, Bike Ride, Bake Sale, Pie Eating Contest, egg and water balloon toss contests, and three-legged and sack races. There will also be Historical Trolley rides around town and a Family Golf Tournament at the Country Club.

    Please call Dave Collins at 429-8429 or 227-0485 to “claim” an activity or to suggest your own ideas for the weekend.


Community Cupboard

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

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

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