Explore your life’s story at memoir-writing workshop

A series of memoir-writing workshops is being offered at the West Buxton Public Library via Zoom.

On Wednesday, Jan. 26, participants will get acquainted and learn Zoom procedures and workshop guidelines. Writing prompts and a fun exercise will also be included.

Guest presenter Elizabeth Peavey will discuss “How to Frame a Life” on Feb. 9. Peavey is the author of three books and has taught memoir writing to groups ranging from Master of Fine Arts candidates to middle school boys. She has also lectured on public speaking at the University of Southern Maine for more than 20 years.

Writing prompts, breakout sessions and an opportunity to share work for valuable feedback are on the schedule for the Feb. 23 workshop.

All classes are from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Six follow-up meetings will be scheduled from March through July.

The series is open to adults from Buxton, Hollis, Standish, Limington and surrounding towns, and participants may join as their schedule allows.

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The workshops are free, but registration is required by emailing Lorraine Lindstedt at [email protected]

Dog license reminder

State law requires that all dogs 6 months and older be licensed by Jan. 31. A valid Maine rabies certificate and neutering certificate are required to get a license. The paperwork can be done in person at the Buxton Town Hall, 185 Portland Road; by mailing forms to the Town Hall; or online at doglicensing.com.

Neutered dogs are $6 and unaltered dogs are $11. Online licensing is available until midnight Jan. 31. An additional $1 fee will be charged per dog for online licenses.

Any dog licensed after Jan. 31 will be charged an additional $25 state late fee per dog.

For more information, call the town clerk’s office at 929-6171 or email [email protected]

60 years ago

The Westbrook American reported Jan. 17, 1962, that Mr. and Mrs. Sumner Waterman were honored by the Groveville Christmas Club with a surprise party in their home for their 60th wedding anniversary. They were married Jan. 25, 1902, in the Groveville Baptist parsonage.

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