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Important notice: As you no doubt are aware, there are two upcoming elections; a state primary in September and a presidential election in November. Given the conditions under which we presently live (COVID-19 pandemic), it is recommended that voters request absentee ballots for these electi…

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Freedom’s Camp Huckins is hosting Family Movie Night. You only need to pack up your car and head to Huckins for a family movie on their large inflatable screen while relaxing under the stars. Bring your blanket, chairs and snacks. You will need to register for this event in order to attend. …

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Have you been missing taking the family to the movies? Well, Sherman Farm Market is working to change that! Join them for movie night this Wednesday, Aug. 5, for a free event. The feature movie is "Babe," and you’re invited to watch it on the big screen near the goats.

Bring your own chairs, snacks and soft drinks. You can also indulge in a delicious ice cream cone or sundae at their ice cream shop (open until 9 p.m.) before the movie begins. "Babe" begins at 8 p.m., so be sure to come early to set up your chairs.

The Fryeburg Fair may not be open this year, but that hasn’t stopped the powers that be from creating a virtual fair for you to enjoy and take part in. You might ask, what is a virtual fair? It’s like watching the fair on a device with videos, photos, music and contests covering a wide array of fair subject matter. Be sure to follow them on Facebook and Instagram to receive information, schedules, contest opportunities and how you can participate. Virtual Fair 2020 will run from Oct. 4 to 11.

The Rotary Club of Fryeburg Area will hold its eighth annual Mixed Doubles Tennis Open to benefit Harvest Hills Animal Shelter on Saturday, Aug. 8, with finals on Aug. 9 (rain day Aug. 9) at Fryeburg Academy Tennis Courts on Howe Street. The entry fee is $36. Awards will be presented to the champions and finalist in both the main and consolation draws. For more information, contact David Chaffee at (207) 240-1643 or chaffee04037@gmail.com.

Harvey’s 13th annual golf and eighth annual tennis challenge, hosted by Harvest Hills Animal Shelter, will take place on Saturday, Sept. 12, at Bridgton Highlands Golf Course in Bridgton, Maine.

Annual golf challenge: Teams of four ($300) or individual ($75, will be teamed up) includes cart, lunch and green fees. There will be a raffle table and donations of raffle prizes will be gladly accepted.

Sponsorship opportunities are also available:

• Gold Sponsorship is $750 and includes one team of players and prime advertising on all promotional materials.

• Silver Sponsorship is $500 and includes a team of players and advertising on promotional materials.

• Hole sponsorship of $100 includes a sign strategically placed at a hole on the course with your name, logo and contact information on it. Tennis is mixed doubles, $25 per player.

"The first week of August hangs at the very top of summer, the top of the live-long year, like the highest seat of a Ferris wheel when it pauses in its turning. The weeks that come before are only a climb from balmy spring, and those that follow a drop to the chill of autumn, but the first week of August is motionless, and hot. It is curiously silent, too, with blank white dawns and glaring noons, and sunsets smeared with too much color. Often at night there is lightning, but it quivers all alone." — Natalie Babbitt, "Tuck Everlasting"

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One of the most uncomfortable ways to start a conversation with a neighbor, perhaps even with someone you don’t know, is hearing the words “excuse me, is this your …” After those five words, your eyes roll and your head goes backward as if wondering if word No. 6 is going to be “kid” or “dog…

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Summer in Tamworth, a three-month-long celebration of art, theater and creativity is different this year: COVID-19 related restrictions have caused cancellations of our most beloved iconic events, including The Barnstormers summer season, swimming lessons at White Lake, the recreation depart…

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The Freedom Gallery is planning to open on Friday, July 31, and open on weekends after that. Be sure to stop in to view the works of local artists. All social distancing protocol will be followed.

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The Freedom Historical Society presents “The Science and History of the Great New England Hurricane of 1938" on Wednesday, July 15, at 7 p.m. This is a virtual program, lea by Dr. Lourdes B Aviles using Zoom. Register in advance at the following link for this meeting: tinyurl.com/y9f4zdlw.