The Star-Herald

Society hosts successful dinner

The Haystack Historical Society of Mapleton wishes to thank all who came out to support the Haystack Historical Museum last Saturday.

The annual baked ham dinner is the biggest event of the year for the society and a longstanding tradition that has been enjoyed by many residents of Mapleton, Chapman and Castle Hill.  

This year folks enjoyed dinner and were appreciative of being able to dine in the museum or do a drive-thru.    All funds raised will support the museum and its ongoing programs and operations.  Society members thanked businesses who donated products for the dinner.

The society will host Bingo Crazy at the museum at 4 p.m. on Oct. 9. Bingo will be free with many prizes given away.  The society will raise funds by serving a chop suey dinner for $10 for adults and $5 for each child under age 12.   All are invited.

Wellness class

Living Well with Chronic Pain, a six-session workshop hosted by the Aroostook Area Agency on Aging and Healthy Living for ME, will be offered  on Tuesdays from 1 to 3:30 p.m. starting Oct. 11.  Yours truly, Terry Sandusky, and Callie Rogers, Aroostook Agency on Aging staff member, will facilitate this national evidence-based workshop that has helped many people with chronic pain live more healthful and satisfying lives.  

This six session workshop is now open for registration. The workshop will meet at the Sargent Family Community Center in Presque Isle.

Space is limited with only eight spaces left for new enrollees.  Please call the Aroostook Agency on Aging at 764-3396 to speak with Callie about the workshop or simply visit to preregister for the workshop or more information. 

Photo editing workshop

I will teach a four-week course entitled “Introduction to Digital Photo Editing” for Seniors Acquiring Greater Education at the University of Maine at Presque Isle.  

SAGE is the local Senior College for people over age 50. The course will be offered on Friday mornings From Oct. 7 to Oct. 28 at the UMPI computer lab in Folsom Hall.  Each session will start at 9:30 a.m. and end at 11:30 a.m.  

Topics will include moving and storing photos and various editing procedures.  Class members will work on their own photos that they bring with them.  No additional equipment will be necessary as the class will use the university’s computer lab.  

I have taught this workshop on multiple occasions for SAGE with beginners taking on the challenge of doing their own digital photo editing. Photos may be in regular photo format or may be in digital file format straight from a camera or smartphone.   

For more information, visit  or follow SAGE on Facebook at SAGE-UMPI.  To register, go to:  Register at SAD 1 Adult Education handles online registration for SAGE.

Craft/Vendor Fair

The Mapleton Daze Committee’s Craft/Vendor Fair will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Oct. 8. Visit for more information.

Terry Sandusky is the Star-Herald correspondent for Mapleton, Chapman and Castle Hill and can be reached at 764-4916 or at

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