JD FOUNDATION TO OFFER JOURNEY THROUGH GRIEF EVENT:
The JD Foundation has received a $7136 grant from the Piscataquis County Fund of the Maine Community Foundation to allow this organization to hold a three-day event called, A Journey Through Grief. This event has been designed for women who have lost a loved one to suicide.
This grant will help many who struggle with the aftermath of losing someone to suicide and in dealing with the complicated feelings. Those who cannot afford to attend an event like this will now have the opportunity.
The non-profit JD Foundation was founded in October of 2008 after the loss of, William Jody Day. The Foundation knows first hand how this type of loss affects others and is dedicated to helping them through the process, so that they will improve their coping skills, form friendships they might not have had otherwise, and to learn the natural effects that nature has as a healing tool.
For more information on this event and how to attend, contact Cheryl Morin at 207-876-2295. The Maine Community Foundation has offices in Ellsworth, and Portland and works with donors and other partners to improve the quality of life for all Maine people. To learn more about the foundation, visit www.maineecf.org.
FLAG DAY MEMORIAL:
The Sons and Daughters of Union Veterans will hold a Flag Day Memorial Service on Saturday, June 18th at 2 PM. The service will be held to honor two Atkinson Civil War Veterans, Corpal Cyrus Garey and Private William Witham. The service will be held at the Sweet Cemetery located on the Doore Road, on the left across from the Dyer Road in Atkinson. For more information or questions contact the Bennett's at 876-3073.
GALLERY DEDICATION/GRAND OPENING:
Skowhegan History House Museum and Research Center’s Board of Trustees will honor the late Lee Granville, long-time curator by dedicating the exhibit gallery in his name on Wednesday, June 22nd at 7 PM. Mr. Granville served as the President of the Board of Trustees and later became the curator of the museum. Lee was known as Mr. History in Skowhegan and became the “go to” person when folks needed information pertaining to local history, places, and people. Under his guidance, the museum moved to digital technology and established best practices for handling and caring for the vast collections.
In addition to the gallery dedication, the Grand Opening of the new exhibit, “The Depot- Moving Skowhegan by Train and Car,” curated by former curator, Benjamin Doty, will be formally opened. Refreshments will be offered during the events. For more information contact info@skowheganhistoryhouse.org. The events will be located at 66 Elm Street in Skowhegan.
PADDLE AND PICNIC EVENT:
Join Sebasticook Regional Land Trust (SRLT) members and friends on Saturday, June 18th to paddle the Sebasticook and learn about dam removal efforts along the river. Fellow-paddlers, land trust representatives, and three guest speakers will engage on a leisurely and informative float down this vital waterway. The paddle begins in Benton at 9 AM and will end at Fort Halifax around 1 PM. Guest speakers for this event include biologist Nate Gray of the Maine Department of Marine Resources, author Kerry Hardy, and bird expert Tom Aversa. Reserve a spot by contacting Sebasticook Regional Land Trust at Reserve a spot by contacting Sebasticook Regional Land Trust at (207) 948-3766 or via email: jennifer@sebasticookrlt.org.