KENDUSKEAG, Maine — Bangor Hydro-Electric Co. is planning a one-hour power interruption for Kenduskeag residents beginning at around 9 a.m. Thursday, June 2.

“This is a necessary interruption to enable an upgrade of lines crossing the Kenduskeag Stream in Kenduskeag,” a press release from the company states.

Areas affected include Stetson Road, Levant Road, Townhouse Road, Mudgett Road, Lacy Lane, Mill Road, Morey Road, Badershall Road, Clark Road, and customers located beyond the green bridge in Kenduskeag village.

If it rains on Thursday, the planned outage will be done on Friday.

Those who have questions can call Bangor Hydro’s customer service center at 947-2414 or toll-free at 800-499-6600.

Thompson Free Library to hold art reception

DOVER-FOXCROFT, Maine — The Thompson Free Library will host an opening night reception for Sangerville artist Pat LePan, at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 7, at the library. This is the first in a new community arts program, involving artists working in all mediums. The show runs through the month of June. For more information, call Susan 564-3350.

Mattanawcook Junior High School bands to perform June 9

LINCOLN, Maine — The Mattanawcook Junior High School bands, under the direction of Rose White, will present a multimedia band concert at 7 p.m. Thursday,  June 9,  in the junior high school gymnasium in Lincoln. The theme of this concert is “Common Ground,” inspired by saxophonist Paul Winter’s album.

The seventh- and eighth-grade band will perform programmatic music of the bald eagle, the wolf and the whale.

The concert is free and open to all. For more information, call Rose at 794-8935.

Mayo Regional Hospital to offer program on heart attacks, stroke

DOVER-FOXCROFT, Maine — Mayo Regional Hospital will offer a health education session from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Monday, June 6, in the Sebec/Borestone Conference Room at the hospital.

Dr. Elizabeth Dennis will speak about the risks of heart attack and stroke, signs and symptoms, what to do if you have had either of these conditions and prevention strategies.

No reservation is needed for this free event.

Hermon Fire Auxiliary annual yard sale on tap

HERMON, Maine — The Hermon Fire Auxiliary annual yard sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 11, on the Billings Road in Hermon. Donated items to resell are welcome. For more information and to make arrangements for drop off or picked up items, call Mary at 848-5106, Ann at 848-5067, Vicki at 848-5615 or Joanne at 848-5461.

Benefit supper for Kand family scheduled for June 11

GUILFORD, Maine —  A benefit supper will be held for the Kand family, who lost their Abbot home to fire last month, from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Saturday, June 11, at the Masonic Hall in Guilford. The family had no insurance and lost all their belongings.

Meals to go are available for those unable to attend. A 50-50 raffle also will be held.

For information, or if you want to donate food, call Carrie Fellows at 717-5271, Blaire Fagan at 876-2365, or Wendy Northup at 876-9739.

Kiwanis to hold bike rodeo in Milo

MILO, Maine —  The Three Rivers Kiwanis Club will hold its annual Kiwanis Bike Rodeo from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, June 11, at Milo Elementary School. All elementary school pupils, accompanied by an adult, are welcome to participate in the free event.

Annual Three Rivers Kiwanis Sebec River Canoe and Kayak Race set for June 18

MILO, Maine —  The annual Three Rivers Sebec River Canoe and Kayak Race will be held on Saturday, June 18.

The annual event draws racers who bring their custom boats from across the country.

Paddlers compete in nine racing and recreational classes for canoes and kayaks under Maine Canoe and Kayak Racing Organization rules. Some experience with rapids is advised, since there are areas of whitewater Class II as well as flat water stretches.

Three Rivers Kiwanis looking for auction items

MILO, Maine —  The Three Rivers Kiwanis Club is looking for donations for its annual Kiwanis auction on Friday and Saturday, June 24-25, at Tradewinds Supermarket in Milo.

The club will accept working appliances, furniture, household goods, bicycles, autos and other items. Computers, televisions, stereos, copiers and other electric products will be tested first to make sure they work before the club accepts them.

The auction will include a yard sale tent, Key Club music and book sale, a bake sale and a raffle. For information or to have items picked up, call Bobby Ellison at 279-0481 or visit

Hammond Street Senior Center plant sale slated for June 3-4

BANGOR, Maine — The Hammond Street Senior Center “Still Growing” plant sale will run from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, June 3 and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, June 4, at 2 Hammond St. in Downtown Bangor. All proceeds from the sale benefit the programs and activities offered to seniors throughout the Bangor region. For more information, call 262-2475 or visit

Guilford elementary school to celebrate arts June 3

GUILFORD, Maine  — More than 90 volunteers will work with Piscataquis Community Elementary School children during Arts Alive day Friday, June 3, at the school.

Started years ago, the year-end school event celebrates art, learning, community and life. The students have an opportunity to participate in workshops on a variety of subjects such as making bat houses, cake decorating, photography, tie dying, dancing, woodworking, slate etching and paper making.

Dover-Foxcroft hearing to focus on grant application to rehabilitate Central Hall

DOVER-FOXCROFT, Maine — A public hearing will be held on a state grant request for funds to help rehabilitate Central Hall and develop a walking trail along the Piscataquis River, at 6:30 p.m. Monday, June 13, at Morton Avenue Municipal building in Dover-Foxcroft.

The public is being asked to attend the meeting to show support for the Dover-Foxcroft Historical Society, which is behind both proposals. The grant request is through the Communities for Maine’s Future Bond Program. The funds would help rehabilitate the historic hall and develop a pedestrian walking trail along the river at the site of the former Mayo Woolen Mill-Moosehead Manufacturing plant.

Bangor Garden Club to meet June 6

BANGOR, Maine — The Bangor Garden Club will host its last meeting for the year at noon Monday, June 6, at the Muddy Rudder. For more information, call Laura Cushing at 415-8971 or email

Dr. Lewis S. Libby School to expand prekindergarten program

MILFORD, Maine — The Dr. Lewis S. Libby School is expanding their prekindergarten program for fall. Applications for children 4 years old on or before Oct. 15 are being accepted on a first come, first serve basis. For more information or to request an application, call Donna at 827-2252.