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Benefit Birthday Supper for Peter Bragdon July 28

Friends, family and neighbors will be gathering on Saturday July 28th for a benefit Spaghetti Supper for Peter Bragdon. The supper will be held at the AMVETS Hall in New Gloucester from 5-6:30pm.
Peter had an emergency liver transplant on May 24, 2018.  After about 60 nights in the hospital, huge medical bills have accumulated. Plus there is an ongoing need for medical and prescription copays along with travel expenses for weekly visits to Mass General in Boston.
The cost of the supper is $6 for adults, $3 for kids with a family maximum of $20.  There will be a door prize, 50/50 raffle, regular raffles and a card basket available for Peters 40th Birthday.

Drug Take-Back Day October 28th

National Drug Take-Back Day is Saturday, October 28th. To find locations for disposal of prescription medications, see here.

Dog tick or deer tick?

If you’ve been outside at all this summer, you’ve probably seen ticks.

This video from the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention explains what you need to know about identifying two types of ticks: deer ticks and dog ticks. Deer ticks, which carry diseases, have a black shield and reddish body, while dog ticks tend to be larger and have a whitish shield. Keep reading