Rumford board announces May plant sale

RUMFORD — The Rumford Historical Society Board of Directors has announced the annual spring plant sale, with seedlings from Nghia Ha’s greenhouse, will be available for purchase at 11 5th St., Mexico, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, May 22 and 23.

However, it is the consensus of the board that the usual June yard sale cannot be planned at this time, with so many cases of COVID-19 currently in the area and the availability of COVID vaccines still in flux.

The board reminds those who have not paid their 2020-2021 dues to please remit the $10 per member to: Lewis Irish, Treasurer, RHS, 145 Congress St., Rumford, ME. 04276.


Joline’s Senior Trips makes tentative plans


SABATTUS — Joline’s Senior Trips has several trips scheduled, following CDC guidelines. The dinner shows and the bus company are honoring last year’s pricing. Trips tentatively planned are as follows:

Aug. 26: Texas Tenors, Danversport Yacht Club, Danvers, Massachusetts, $130.

Oct. 20: British Invasion, Lake Pearl, Wrentham, Massachusetts, $124.

Nov. 18: Yesterday Once More, Venus de Milo, Swansea, Massachusetts, $125.

Dec. 5 and 6: Christmas in the White Mountains, $294 overnight, visit from Santa with gift and shopping at the outlet village and in town shops.

Sept. 27 to Oct. 1: Five-day trip to Lancaster Show and the Dutch Country, $565, four nights, also visit to Hershey Chocolate World.


Sept. 1 to 12: Alaska Cruise. Prices are the same and are based on room bookings.

Joline represents First Auburn Seniors, New Auburn Seniors, Sabattus Seniors and Robin Dow Seniors. For more information, call 207-375-4627 or 207-240-6390.


Sabattus student gets honorable mention in art

YARMOUTH — North Yarmouth Academy student Taylor Hemenway ’21, Sabattus, received two honorable mentions in the art category of the 2021 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. Hemenway received recognition for her watercolor, “Finning,” and “Hiding Octopus” in charcoal.

The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards is the nation’s longest-running recognition initiative for creative teens. Since 1923, the awards have recognized the vision, ingenuity, and talent of the nation’s youth, and provided opportunities for creative teens to be celebrated.

North Yarmouth Academy is an independent, college preparatory, coeducational school.