Rotary Club seeking golfers for benefit tournament

The Bridgton-Lake Region Rotary Club’s biggest fundraiser of the year will be held Sept. 17, and area golfers are invited to participate in worthy cause.

Rotary Golf Committee Chairperson Lisa Ryan will announce the rules again this year at the annual Bridgton-Lake Region Rotary Club Golf Classic. Contributed / Bridgton-Lake Region Rotary Club

Proceeds from the 13th Annual Golf Classic at Bridgton Highlands Country Club “allows us to do all our work in the community,” Club President Aaron Hagan said. “This includes Community Kettles, winter clothes and boots for children in need, youth programs such as Citizen of the Month, Youth Leadership Camp scholarships, academic and vocational scholarships, dictionaries for third-graders, therapeutic devices to help students adapt to classroom settings, assisting veterans, elderly transportation, and environmental cleanups.”

Registration with refreshments begins at 8 a.m. The shotgun start is at 9 a.m. for the 18-hole scramble format. A barbecue lunch and awards presentation will follow. A Myrtle Beach Golf Vacation valued at $5,000 will be awarded for a hole-in-one.

Rotarian Lisa Ryan, Golf Committee chairperson, said most of the club’s sponsors are on board again this year, although the Rotary  would be happy to welcome others. The club is especially interested in increasing the number of golfers.

The cost is $100 per golfer. Registration forms are available at lakeregionrotary.com, or by emailing [email protected]

Water conservation measures

Due to the drought in Southern Maine, the Bridgton Water District has asked town residents to conserve water whenever they can. Some people have dry wells and any measures to use less water are greatly appreciated. Residents are encouraged not to water lawns and to water gardens only when necessary  before 9 a.m. or after 5 p.m. so less water will be lost through evaporation.

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Avoid washing cars and use a broom rather than water to clean walkways, decks and driveways. People should turn off the water while brushing their teeth, wash only full loads of dishes and laundry, reuse household water when possible and fix any household plumbing drips and leaks.

Music on Main

Music on Main continues Saturday, Aug. 27, at 144 Main St., the vacant lot near Bridgton Books. This event, which will take place rain or shine, features the Don Campbell Band performing rock ’n roll and the multi-genre group Small Craft Advisory. Food and beverages will be provided by a number of local businesses, including Smokin’ J’s Wicked BBQ, Stella’s on the Square, Fred’s Fried Dough, Street Eats, Debubble Licious and Mister Twister. Concert-goers are encouraged to bring their own chairs but leave their coolers and pets at home.

Harvest supper

The Bridgton Historical Society and the Rufus Porter Museum of Art and Ingenuity will host a harvest supper at the historic Narramissic farmhouse from 5-7:30 p.m. Sept. 10. The menu includes turkey with all the fixings. Two sittings are scheduled: the first will be at 5 p.m. and the second at 6:30 p.m. Seating is limited and admittance is by advance ticket only. Tickets are $25 each, plus a 63-cent processing fee, and are available at rufusportermuseum.org/event.

Road paving

Anyone who has driven through town recently has no doubt noticed a lot of road works and traffic disruptions. This is due to the construction of new sewer and water systems. Roads have been dug up and driving has been a bit rough.

But good news is on the horizon. A proposed schedule for paving has been announced. Bacon, Bennet, Kennard, Pleasant and Wayside streets and Highland Road will be paved from Aug. 29-31; Depot Street from Aug. 31 to Sept. 1; and Elm, Nulty and Park streets, along with Hillcrest Avenue, are due to be paved from Sept. 26-28. These dates are tentative and subject to change.

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