Jack Memorial students learn about maple syrup

The kindergarten classes at Jack Memorial School in Buxton recently studied the maple sugaring process.

As part of their study, they went to the Snell Family Farm in Buxton. They were given a tour by Ramona and John Snell with help from their daughters, Margaret and Carolyn.

The students learned how a tree is tapped and how the sap is collected. They saw that that sap was clear when it came from the trees and they got to taste it.

They visited the sugarhouse where there is a big wood furnace, which evaporates the water from the sap and turns it into maple syrup.

After the syrup is boiled down, it is bottled and sold.

The kindergartners and their teachers, Diane McNally, Sue Groover, and Jennifer Dowler got to try some maple syrup on vanilla ice cream provided by the Snells.

Palm Sunday in new home

The Bar Mills Community Church welcomes the community to a special presentation, celebrating Palm Sunday in its new house of worship at 13 Hermit Thrush Drive.

The service will begin at 10 a.m. on Sunday, April 9.

The Bar Mills Community Church players, choir and youth will participate in the celebration, commemorating the opening of their building. Refreshments will be served.

Holy days at North Congregational

Palms will be given to all attending the worship service at North Congregational Church, UCC, in Groveville at 9:30 a.m. on Palm Sunday, April 9.

At 7:30 p.m., Maurice and Doris Whitten will present a slide show about the Passion Play at Oberammergau in the Bavarian Alps.

The church will observe Maundy Thursday at 7 p.m. on April 13; Good Friday at 7 p.m. on April 14; and Easter on April 16.

Easter will include an early resurrection service at 7 a.m., a continental breakfast at 9:30 a.m., and a worship service at 9:30 a.m.

Dickens coming to Buxton this summer

This summer, the great-great grandson of Dickens, Gerald Charles Dickens of England will be in Buxton for three performances in July in the Tory Hill church, as part of the town’s annual fair. “It’s going to be a lot of fun,” said Beverly Atkinson, who helps organize Buxton Community Day.

Portraying his famous ancestor, Gerald Dickens will present “A Sentimental Journey with Dickens,” opening with “Dickens is Coming” at 7 p.m. on July 21. Then, he’ll perform in a Saturday matinee on July 22 at 2 p.m. with “A Child’s Journey With Dickens,” and his finale at 7 p.m. on July 22 will be “A Christmas Carol.”

The performances here mark the last on a tour of the United States by Gerald Dickens. Proceeds from his appearances at Tory Hill will benefit the church’s restoration fund, Salmon Falls Library and South Buxton Cemetery along with the historical and Dorcas societies.

For more information or for reservations for “A Sentimental Journey with Dickens,” call Atkinson at 929-6495.

Sea Dogs tix

Tickets to home games of the Portland Sea Dogs will be available through the Buxton Recreation Department this year.

The program is similar to what the Recreation Department offered during for Pirates hockey during the past season. Box seats will be discounted from the box office prices.

For more information, call 929-8381 or register for tickets at www.buxtonrecreation.com

(Cutline #1041) – Jared Cardell, Jacob Smart, Kassidy Thurston, Brooke McMahon, Deidra Perreault, and Hattie Skvorak enjoy their maple syrup and ice cream samples on their tour of a maple syrup operation. Cutline #1046) -Max Carter, Roy Rea, Danny Wear, Caleb Curtis, Evan Bell, and Cameron Taylor have really enjoyed their maple syrup. (cutline BEHS football) – The Bonny Eagle High School Class A Championship football team was honored by the state legislature recently in Augusta. The bill to have the team honored was co-sponsored by Rep. Donald Marean, Sen. Bill Diamond, Sen. Jonathan Courtney and Rep. David Farrington.

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