Jon Hamlin, Master of the Pleasant River Masonic Lodge in Brownville presented a $700 check to volunteers of The Thrift Shop in Brownville at the Brownville Community Church on March 4th. The gift represents a combined donation from the Pleasant River Lodge and the Piscataquis Lodge in Milo as part of their charitable giving in the Three Rivers community.
The funds were given to support the operating costs of the Thrift Shop, located in the basement of the Brownville Community Church. The Thrift Shop was housed for many years in the Brownville Junction United Methodist Church until moving this past summer.
“This gift will help cover the operating costs so we can continue to serve our community and county, especially during hard economic times. We are so thankful to our area Masons who share this value and care so much about people in need,” said Carla Greaney, one of the volunteers.
The Thrift Shop is open on Wednesday from 9 am to noon and welcomes donations of clothing (adult, children, and babies), wardrobe accessories, puzzles, and games.
Donations can be left in the shed to the left of the church building.
If you have any questions or are in need of assistance due to an emergency or would like to set up private shopping for a needy child, please contact Carla Greaney at 965-8051 or Sue Coburn at 279-9252.
To learn more about area Masons and their programs contact Jef Hamlin, District Deputy Grand Master at 965-8781.
Two adults and two children were in the building at the time
MILO, Maine (WABI) – Milo’s town manager says it’s a “miracle” no one was hurt when a building partially collapsed with a family inside.
Police say four people — the woman who owned the building, her boyfriend, and her two kids — were living in the old Masonic Building on Main Street. They were all there Monday around 2:30 p.m. when part of the roof caved in.
Town Manager Bob Canney says luckily, they were in a different area of the building than where the damage occured.
The family’s three cats also survived.
Canney says the woman was working to repair the roughly 100-year-old building. Now, it will have to be demolished.
The town is looking into whether a building next to it needs to come down, too.
Grade eight, high honors: Lucas Chai, Lydia Gauvin, Tristan Goodwin, Rylee Heal, Wyatt Ladd and McKenzie McMahon; honors: Naima Ali, Meadow Brennan, Lily Coons, Abigail Davis, Mackenzie Fernald, Caiden Fowles and Samantha Lane.
Grade seven, high honors: Amara Driscoll and Gage Yenchochic; honors: Liam Atkinson, Vegas Carey, Natalie Cummins, Keagan Ellison, Gavin Lapointe, Kaitlynn McMahon, Aidan Murano, Wyatt Romero, Byron Severance and Connor Smith.
Grade six, high honors: Violet Chai, Ava Shoopman and Anna Smith; honors: Connor Badger, Dylan Belanger, Darelyn Brasslett, Kaydence Doore, Shyanna Gauvin, Jaylynn Horne and Caleb Johnson.
Grade five, high honors: Sierra Bolstridge, Sage Colson, Jake Haffenreffer, Kaybren Hurd, Jacoby Landry, Nathalie LeVesque, Adalai Perkins and Griffin Romero; honors: Emma Baxter, Carter Bender, Makayla Cook, Kiptyn Dehaan, Michael Drake, Stephen Drost, Ava Harmon, Caroline Snider and Brik Yenchochic.
MILO — On Friday, Feb. 12 Penquis Valley High School held its annual National Honor Society induction in the school library with a virtual ceremony for its two new members, Abigail Conlogue and Aileen Strout who are both members of the Class of 2023.
The National Honor Society adviser is Michele Cabral, Spanish teacher.
Standing members are President Zak Mills (a member of the Class of 2021), Secretary Destiny Golden (Class of 2021), Salena Goodine (Class of 2021), Joslyn Black (Class of 2021), Courtney Rouleau (Class of 2021), Savannah Boislard (Class of 2021), Grady Atkinson (Class of 2022) and Alvin Robshaw (Class of 2022).