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July 31st - Full Thunder Moon

It’s difficult to think anything but pleasant thoughts while eating a home grown tomato.

42nd Annual International Festival August  - 5th to 8th.

The Chocolate Fest will run from August 1st - August 8th in St. Stephen. There will be roast beef dinner, chocolate luncheons,  ham supper, pancake breakfast. Check your schedule for dates and times.

I attended my uncle’s funeral at Christ Church in Pennfield, N.B. He had prepared most of the service that took place prior. Rev. John Matheson officiated. A lovely lunch was served following the burial. Lots of aunts, uncles and cousins I don’t get to see very often. I visited my brother and wife, shopped a bit, visited Richard and Jane Smith and had lunch with them. A full day was had.

The St. Stephen High School Class of ‘58 reunion will gather at Carman’s Diner (back room) on Friday, July 31st from 5:30 Canadian to whenever.

The Down East Gospel Quartet held their concert Thursday evening at 2nd Baptist Church. It was lovely. Not so loud you couldn’t understand the words. A lunch was served following the concert.

Richard Oulette and friend Mike of New York surprised the Sunday breakfast group. He was so happy to be back for a while before his next treatment.

Pat Yardley’s daughter Lynn and hubby John Sale of North Carolina spent a few days in PEI. Pat stayed in Moncton with Sister Judith.

July 31st. On Friday there is a chicken B-B-Q dinner at St. Anne’s Parish Hall at 5:30 pm. Chicken, salads, rolls, desserts and beverages.

53rd Class Reunion hosts Carl Smith, Sonny Pike and Dick Hodsdon welcome Calais High School Class of 1962 to their 53rd class reunion on July 31st, August 1st and August 2nd at the Wickachee Restaurant. Looking forward to seeing you all, have a safe trip and a good time.

Dayton and Eunice Dineen did some touring in New Brunswick last week. They visited an Amish farm in Patten, onto Mars Hill, Grandma’s Restaurant at Houlton. Eunice was very impressed with the food. On to Fort Kent, Madawaska, Edmunston, New Sweeden, Caribou. They visited an old church. Dayton must have had a compass. He doesn’t travel far usually. A great time was had. Lots of pictures to show.

The Fundy Artists’ Group Show will take place in Van Horne Ballroom at the Algonquin Resort on July 29th, 30th and Friday the 31st. Great artists this year will be award winning metal sculptor Alanna Baird and jewelry maker Anna Fitzgerald. The show will run from 9 am to 9 pm (Canadian) all three days.

The St. Andrews Arts Council will present “An afternoon of musical delights” at Kingbrae Garden on August 2nd. The benefit concert will get underway at 4:30 pm (Can) and will feature Wendy Nielsen, Artistic Director of the Arts Council’s open workshop and 18 of the finest young singers in Canada. Advance tickets only at Scotia Bank on Water St. $25. each. Phone 506- 529-1140.

Lots of action going on the rest of July and part of August, so don’t be bored. Grab a friend or relative and take in some excitement. The  snow will be here before we know it.

A Victorian Tea is being held at the Holmestead at 527 Main Street on August 4th from 11 - 2 pm. You can purchase tickets from Gerry LaPoint or Fred Becker. I have some also. There will be art displays and a drawing.

Rev. Dr. Thomas Bentum, son of Bill & Olive Bentum, former pastor of United Methodist Church in Caribou, Maine has been appointed Senior Pastor of the United Methodist Church in Gales Ferry, CT

 

Nancy Bentum Galliner, daughter of Bill & Olive Bentum, has joined Water Resorces as Manager in Portland, Maine.  Congratulations Nancy!