Historic New England gets grant for gutter analysis

Historic New England has been awarded a $4,903 grant from the Maine Historic Preservation Commission’s FY2017 Federal Historic Preservation Fund to analyze the efficiency of gutters installed on its historic buildings.

The analysis will determine how best to prevent water damage to the state’s historic buildings.

Historic New England will use the grant, combined with funds from its Preservation Maintenance Fund, to analyze gutters and downspouts at seven of its public properties in Maine, along with two privately owned properties protected by its Preservation Easement Program.


Barbecue, auction raise $165,000 for riding center

The 10th annual Triple B ~ Boots, Band and BBQ has raised $165,000 benefiting the Riding To The Top Therapeutic Riding Center.

More than 350 attended the barbecue and dance, which featured live music and an auction.

The Saint Joseph’s College baseball team helped with parking, food service, the auction and recycling.

Volunteers contributed more than 750 hours working on the Triple B.


Reservations being taken for free Thanksgiving meal

Reservations are being accepted for the 19th annual Free Community Thanksgiving Dinner, to be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 23 at Most Holy Trinity Church, 271 Main St.

The traditional holiday meal will include turkey with all the fixins, dessert and beverages. Dinner is also available for takeout. Takeout orders must be placed in advance and will be delivered between noon and 1 p.m.

Menus and order forms are available at the Good Shepherd Parish office at 271 Main St. or by calling 282-3321. Forms must be returned by Nov. 22 at 4 p.m.