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Linda Baniszeski

Many in our area enjoyed the Eastport Pirate Festival.  From their Facebook page, it appears Ike and Dawn Winchester had a great time at the Festival.  They and family members who attended looked fabulous in their pirate costumes.

Don’t forget the Alzheimer’s Walk this Saturday, September 14.  Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. at the Wabanaki Culture Center.  The route includes part of the beautiful Calais Waterfront Walkway in Calais.  Meddybemps’ own Dawn Winchester has been very involved throughout the year in early fundraising efforts. “Alzheimer’s is the sixth leading cause of death and the only cause of death among the top 10 in the United States that cannot be prevented, cured or even slowed,” said Dawn. “The Walk to End Alzheimer’s is the nation’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research.”  Dawn emphasizes, “This year (our area’s 6th year of having a walk in Calais), the Walk date is Saturday, September 14th.  Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. at the Wabanaki Culture Center, and the two mile walk begins at 9:30. The route includes part of the beautiful Calais Waterfront Walkway.”

People of all ages are invited to walk, and our furry pals are  welcome, too! Families, friends, organizations and businesses may form  teams as well. The Walk to End Alzheimer’s unites the entire community — family, friends, co-workers, social and religious groups and more - in a display of  combined strength and dedication in the fight against this devastating  disease. While there is no fee to register, each participant is  expected to fundraise in order to contribute to the cause and raise  awareness. The Alzheimer’s Association provides free, easy-to-use tools and staff support to help each participant reach their  fundraising goal.” To register for the Walk or to make a donation, visit to www.alz.org/walk.

Best birthday wishes to Bill Abney on September 12; and all others who are celebrating birthdays and special occasions this week.

We had our first fire in the wood stove Monday morning to take off the chill from the cool temperatures overnight that were in the 40’s.  Despite intermittent showers, throughout last week, we enjoyed glorious sunny days and brisk breezes.  

Enjoy your day!  Let’s make it a good one because we’ll never have it again.