Snowmobilers out riding along trails in the Corinth area should be pleased to know there is a place for them to stop in, get warm and also get a bite to eat.

Jeanne Clement of Corinth e-mailed that the Powerline Prowlers Snowmobile Club is open 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, on Route 15, in that community, and that its members invite not only snowmobilers to stop and rest a spell but members of the public, as well.

Clement wrote that anyone “just driving by” is welcome “to stop off at the clubhouse for something to eat.

“We offer items from the grill, as well as daily home-cooked specials and desserts,” she wrote, adding that the costs of the daily specials are “all less than $6.”


Members of area Roman Catholic Social Justice and Peace groups are raffling a quilt “to help with fuel assistance for the needy,” reports Nancy Small.

The full-size quilt, “Remembering the ’30s,” was made by Small, Kathleen Gundersen, Dianne Casey, Debra Marcotte and Liane Giambalvo.

Tickets are $1 each or six for $5 and may be purchased where the quilt will be displayed, beginning with its first showing at the 4 p.m. Mass today, and at the 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. Masses Sunday, March 1, at St Mary’s in Bangor.

The quilt will then be on display March 7-8 at St. Matthew’s in Hampden, March 14-15 at St. John’s in Bangor, March 22 at St. Gabriel’s in Winterport, March 28-29 at St. Teresa’s in Brewer, April 5 at St. Joseph’s in Brewer and April 11-12 at St. Mary’s in Bangor.

“This is our chance to help the needy to stay warm, plus a chance to win a one-of-a-kind-quilt to keep you warm,” Small wrote, adding that “a beautiful wrought-iron quilt rack has also been donated” by Andre and Rita Vigneault “to go with the quilt.”

The winning ticket will be drawn on Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 10.

For more information, call Small at 947-6939.


Heartiest congratulations are extended 24-year-old Caitlyn Gunn of Newburgh who won a Gold Medal in the World Special Olympics Winter Games 2009, earlier this month, in Boise, Idaho.

Gunn won her gold medal in the 500-meter speed skating event, and members of Columbia Street Baptist Church invite you to share in a Celebration for Caitlyn Gunn at 6 p.m. Sunday, March 1, at the church on Columbia Street in Bangor.

Everyone is welcome to attend and join in congratulating this young woman on her outstanding Special Olympics achievement.


Members of Congregation Beth Israel and Congregation Beth El invite the public to a Purim Masquerade Dance at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 7, at Congregation Beth Israel, 144 York St., Bangor.

Lynn Higgins reports the “fun event … will feature music by Scott Rapaport and the Eastern Standard Quartet, refreshments and cocktails.”

Higgins explained that “Purim is a festive holiday often compared to Mardi Gras” and urges you to “come join the party and dance the night away, or just enjoy the music.”

You are welcome to “dress in costume, although it is not required,” she wrote, adding that “deluxe masks will be available for purchase.”

Advance tickets are $10, and admission at the door is $12 for this event that is for only for people 16 and older.

To purchase tickets, in advance, call Congregation Beth Israel at 945-3433 or Congregation Beth El at 945-4578.


Here’s a “give something back” story I’m happy to report.

Kathy Tyler, the mother of a Make-A-Wish child, “combined her passion for quilting and a desire to give back to the foundation that granted the wish of her daughter, Lizzie, in 2003,” wrote Lisa Gleeson, communications manager for Make-A-Wish Foundation of Maine, which is based in Camden.

Kathy Tyler pieced together a quilt, and Doris Forcier, of Quilt Divas of Rockland, sewed the top of the quilt that was raffled from Jan. 1 through Feb. 14, and won by Misti Edwards of Camden on Valentine’s Day, when the drawing was held at Quilt Divas, which Forcier co-owns with Deb Rogers.

Tyler’s effort, Gleeson reported, resulted in raising more than $950 for Make-A-Wish Foundation of Maine, which grants the wishes of children with life-threatening illnesses.

For more information about this organization, write Make-A-Wish, Suite 203, 87 Elm St., Camden 04843, call 800-491-3171 or visit


Lewis Bayley called to report the AARP Penobscot County Chapter 374 meeting scheduled for Tuesday, March 3, has been canceled.

Joni Averill, Bangor Daily News, P.O. Box 1329, Bangor 04402;; 990-8288.