Aug. 1 City Council 7 p.m.

Aug. 2 Planning Board 7 p.m.

Aug. 2 National Night Out cookout, French Town Community Policing Office

Aug. 18 Recreation and Conservation Commission, 6 p.m., Community Center

Aug. 31 First day of school

Good Food Bus pays weekly visits

The Good Food Bus will visit St. Hyacinth’s Church of St. Anthony’s Parish weekly on Tuesday, from 3-5 p.m., through Oct. 31, in the parking lot at 268 Brown St., rain or shine. In addition to a wide variety of locally sourced seasonal and mostly organic or chemical-free fruit and vegetables, the bus will offer favorites from away like bananas and oranges, as well as locally sourced eggs, bread and cheese. The bus will also offer ready-to-go snacks and affordable lunch items. The bus accepts cash, credit, debit, WIC, and SNAP/EBT at every stop and participates in the Maine Harvest Bucks program, which provides free fruit and vegetable vouchers for SNAP shoppers when they use their SNAP benefits.

For more information about the Good Food Bus including a full schedule of weekly market stops and updates, visit or contact the St. Mary’s Nutrition Center at 513-3848. The Good Food Bus is a colorful, re-purposed school bus turned mobile food market with stops across Androscoggin and Cumberland counties. It is part of Good Food Moves, a three-year mobile food initiative founded by St. Mary’s Nutrition Center, Cultivating Community and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Foundation.

Protecting pooches during summer

While enjoying the warm weather, remember a few key tips to keep your dog happy and healthy. Never leave your dog in a parked car – a sunny summer day can create dangerously hot conditions inside vehicles for animals. Provide ample shade and extra water to keep your dog cool. Keep your dog up to date on all vaccinations, especially during months when dogs (and their humans) are socializing more frequently. And remember to license your dog. State law requires that dogs must be licensed at 6 months of age or within 10 days of ownership. Dog must be relicensed by Dec. 31st each year.

To license your dog, visit City Hall during regular business hours (8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., weekedays), and bring proof of rabies vaccination and the spay/neuter certificate (if applicable). The annual fee is $6 for a spayed/neutered dog and $11 for an unspayed/unneutered dog. For more information, contact Angela Holmes at 591-8115 or email [email protected]

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