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Matthew Kennedy took this photo of the solar eclipse with his Canon video vamera while standing in the parking lot of the Dorchester Community Church at 2:21 on Monday afternoon. Some residents went to Western University to view the event with the special glasses they provided. Others used homemade viewers, smart phones, welding glasses and other devices to see the spectacle.

Family event returns this weekend

by Michelle Sherman

     Step right up to the second annual Fun Fair Carnival and Touch a Truck, sponsored by the 1st Dorchester Scouting.
     The gates will be open this Saturday, August 26 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Camp BEL Scout Camp, which is located on Hamilton Road across from the Dorchester Fairgrounds. Admission is free and the scouts will be collecting non-perishable items for the Dorchester Food Bank.
     There will be fun, games and prizes for children of all ages and food as well. Try your skills on the zipline and obstacle course, get wet with our water games, try your luck on the giant Connect 4 game and get inked with our airbrush tattoos. New this year is touch a truck, where everyone can get up close to some of the coolest vehicles in town. Mark your calendar and we will see you there.

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