Tee off

Saint Joseph’s College will be hosting the 25th Annual Golf Classic this year on Friday, Sept. 11, at the Spring Meadow’s Golf Club in Gray, beginning at 9 a.m.

The event is a four-person scramble with a shotgun start on 18 holes. Each player will receive a gift bag, a ticket for a lobster roll on the course during the tournament, tournament greens fee, open use of the driving range, cart for tournament, entrance into the pre-tournament putting contest, one mulligan, a raffle ticket for our variety of prizes, admission to the post-tournament banquet and awards ceremony, and entrance to the 19th Hole Party at Spring Meadows Banquet Center after the awards banquet.

Proceeds from this event support the Saint Joseph’s athletic programs. For more information contact Saint Joseph’s College Athletic Director Brian Curtin at [email protected] or 1-877-SJC-ALUM.

Colonial Service at the Old Red Church

The annual summer Colonial Service at the Old Red Church, located on Oak Hill Road in Standish, will be held at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday, Aug. 30.

The Old Red Church was completed in 1804 and was used until 1859. A second floor was added to the Old Red Church in 1848 in order to house the Standish Academy. It also served as the Standish High School for five years at the end of the 1800s and again from 1902-1914. The building was eventually deeded to the town of Standish, and is managed by a board of trustees. It is also registered as a national historic landmark.

Traditionally, Standish residents dress up in garb from the 1800s to attend this service to pay tribute to services of the past.

Rev. Cynthia Biggar from Standish Congregational Church will lead the service as her first Sunday back from a sabbatical. All are welcome to attend.

Plan ahead

Standish Town Hall, in partnership with Hannaford Pharmacy, will be providing an on-site flu shot clinic on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 3.

Hannaford will accept most major insurance plans that cover immunization, the out of pocket cost for those who would rather pay on site, will be $22.50. The flu shot helps prevent influenza, during the winter season.

If you have any questions prior to the clinic, contact Hannaford Pharmacy Manager Alex Martin, at 642-5544.

Catherine’s Cupboard

The food pantry is open Wednesday, Sept. 2, from 6-7 p.m. for all those in need of weekly meals.

The Catherine’s Cupboard Closet will be open for shopping Thursday, Sept. 3, from 3:30-5:30 p.m. and shoppers must be registered with the program to shop. Registration can be done on Thursdays during open hours.

Eat local

The Steep Falls Farmer’s Market located in the Steep Falls Village Park beside the Gazebo, is open every Saturday from 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

The Steep Falls Library Farmer’s Market runs every Saturday from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. and is located in front of the library on Pequawket Trail.

The Old Red Church on Oak Hill Road in Standish will open its doors for the annual Colonial Service on Sunday, Aug. 30.File photo by Rich Obrey

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