Community Memories September 23 – Knox County VillageSoup


A survivor’s perspective on the day and the aftermath of September 23

OWLS HEAD – Lynn Tierney was the Assistant Fire Marshal for the New York City Fire Department on September 11. Nearly killed in the collapse, she continued to help New York City and firefighters through the aftermath. Tierney will speak about the attack, the collapse and how New York City firefighters continued after losing 343 limbs.

The conference highlights the firefighters who saved 25,000 people.

The event will take place at Diane and Stephen Nelson’s home, 86 Lucia Beach Road, on Thursday, September 23, at 4 p.m. The rainy date is Thursday, September 30, 4 p.m. Bring a chair or blanket and sweater, as the location is right on the water.

RSVP appreciated at [email protected] Simple refreshments will be served. Donations welcome.

Annual recovery gathering that will take place on September 26

ROCKLAND – The Coastal Recovery Community Center, in conjunction with the Mid-Coast Recovery Coalition and other Knox County recovery organizations, is hosting the Fourth Annual Recovery Rally on Sunday, September 26, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the 11 White St.

Supporters of all recovery organizations come together to celebrate recovery victories and mourn those lost to addiction. Now is the time to come together to gain attention and reduce the stigma surrounding substance abuse disorders. All paths and all ages can meet at the event.

Interact with the story of Wabanaki, Maine on October 1

VIRTUAL – On Friday October 1, 6 to 8 p.m., Wabanaki REACH will be offering a community program titled “Interacting with the History of Wabanaki Maine”, via Zoom. The program is hosted by The Dancing Elephant and open to the public by donation. Registration is required to receive the Zoom link (

The two-hour program is an interactive experience where leaders and participants engage in a story of events in the history of the colonization of the Wabanaki people by Europeans in Maine. This requires full participation to increase understanding of colonization and what it means for current descendants and future generations.

The October 1 program will be followed by a second offering, Healing Begins with Truth: Understanding Colonization on Friday November 5.

Wabanaki REACH’s mission is to support the self-determination of the Wabanaki people through education, truth, restorative justice and restorative practices in the communities of Wabanaki and Maine. For more information, visit

For more information and to register, visit or contact Rachel at [email protected] or 594-1694.

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