Golden Savings 

Tonight, the Hammond Senior Center took advantage of a golden opportunity to get ready for the holidays.The Bangor center hosted a gold and metals buying party for local residents.Guests could bring jewelry, coins, or silverware to be appraised by a licensed jeweler from the diamond and gold mine outlet. “This seemed like a really good idea, but for our members it’s an opportunity to take broken, unused, unwanted jewelery and turn it into something they can use for the holidays,” said Deanna Partridge, of the Center.The jeweler agreed to make a cash donation equivalent to 10% of anything he bought.