Category Archives: Country Courier

Turning out for Turner’s Festival on the Green

Local ATV enthusiasts created a long line of riders in the Turner Festival on the Green parade July 4. The parade was filled with dozens of four to 18-wheeled farm and antique vehicles. Hundreds of visitors lined the street. (Bill Van Tassel photo)

TCMHS, partners increase effort to tackle region’s opioid crisis

LEWISTON — Tri-County Mental Health Services and its partners are forming a plan to address issues surrounding the opioid crisis in the region, and hosted Community Partners Engaging in Community Conversation at Lewiston Middle School on June 28 to discuss the issues and solutions.
The forum was a conversation around the growing opioid crisis, its impact on individuals, families, and communities, and how, by working together, the challenge can be met in part by increased availability of medication-assisted treatment for those who are struggling with opioid use disorder.

Turner student named to UMPI dean’s list

PRESQUE ISLE – Ian R. Durgin, of Turner, was named to the dean’s list at the University of Maine at Presque Isle for the spring semester, according to Ray Rice, UMPI president and provost.

Monmouth Fair will be Aug. 1-4

MONMOUTH — The Momnouth Fair will be held Aug. 1 to 4 this year, with events for the whole family.
On Thursday, Aug. 1, there will be a pedal tractor pull, frying pan toss and hay bale toss.
Beano is every evening and all day Saturday and there are pig scrambles are Friday, Saturday, and Sunday afternoons. There will be a bike raffle every day.

Fayette resident named to Simmons College dean’s list

BOSTON — Isabel Violette Charland, of Fayette, Maine, was named to the 2018 spring semester dean’s list at Simmons College.

Turner Public Library’s annual meeting Aug. 8

TURNER — Turner Public Library has announced the annual meeting will be held Wednesday, Aug. 8, in the Community Room of Leavitt Institute, beginning with a social mixer at 6:30 p.m. and the business portion of the meeting at 7 p.m.
The meeting is open to the public, and all area residents with an interest in the library are encouraged to attend.

Shakespeare’s ‘Richard III’ takes the stage at Monmouth

MONMOUTH — “Richard III,” Shakespeare’s stunning portrait of a Machiavellian genius and his murderous quest for absolute power, comes alive on Theater at Monmouth’s through Aug. 18 with matinee and evening performances on both weekdays and weekends throughout the summer.

Shoulder to Shoulder volunteers to help Jay Recreation Committee

The Shoulder to Shoulder group from Fayette Baptist Church recently volunteered to help Don LeClerc and Randy Easter, members of the Jay Recreation Committee, along with support from the Public Works Department. They stained the dugouts at French Falls Park, 28 French Falls Lane and the snowmobile shed at the Jay Recreation Area, 50 Water Tower Lane. (Submitted photo)

Free music in the park concert to be held in Jay July 21

JAY — There will be a free Music in the Park concert from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, July 21, at French Falls Park, 28 French Falls Lane.
The park is across from Spruce Mountain Middle School.

Music for Mavis to feature Bel Sole and Brad Hooper Duo

TURNER — Music for Mavis will continue Tuesdays at the gazebo throughout the month of July.
Ed DesJardins and Karen Biser as Bel Sole will perform July 24, and the Brad Hooper Duo will perform July 31; both concerts will begin at 6:30 p.m.