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many had their arms wrapped around the person next to them — each and every one holding a candle lit in memory of Krista. Krista’s mother, LaNell Shackley, held Krista’s little girl, 14-month-old Aliyah, on her lap. Krista’s older sister Kayla, who lives in Colorado, sat right next to her mother and young niece. Other family members were gathered around, some with heads bowed and wiping away tears, as they faced the hundreds of mourners who came to offer them their support. Sandy Pasquale, a family friend and one of the organizers of the April 28 candlelight vigil, walked to the podium and welcomed the attendees. “Thank you everyone for attending this memorial vigil for Krista,” Pasquale stated. “It’s amazing how many lives she has touched and how much love for her family is being expressed here tonight.” There was a hush over the
crowd, as each began to light the candles they were holding. Debbie Dean stood and read the Twenty-Third Psalm, and then Reverend Edward Boon offered a special reading.
Julie Nowell, of Bridgton, who has known the Shackley family all of her life, read aloud a tribute to the young woman she came to love and admire. “What moves through us is a
silence, a quiet sadness, a longing for one more day, one more word, one more touch,” Nowell said. “We may not understand why Krista left this earth so VIGIL, Page 8A
REVOLUTIONARY NEW FRAME — Justin Kiger, in charge of new product development at Down East Inc. of Bridgton, shows off a revolutionary new ruck sack frame developed by the company that will be used by the U.S. Marine Corps in Afghanistan. (Geraghty Photo)
By Wayne E. Rivet Staff Writer Kathleen Beecher has spent years working toward this moment. She has climbed education’s professional ladder — teaching elementary-aged students, leading a school as a principal, been a driving force in curriculum development and improvement, and has served SAD 61 as an
assistant superintendent. And, a year ago, she earned her doctorate. Now, Dr. Beecher is ready to assume the challenging role as SAD 61’s interim superintendent of schools. She recently received unanimous support from the SAD 61 School Board to take the reins from Patrick Phillips, who will leave the district in June to assume the superinten-
By Gail Geraghty Staff Writer Probably the last thing on the minds of our U.S. Army Soldiers or Marines, as they go to fight in the wars in Iraq or Afghanistan, is whether their backpack is sturdy enough to handle the job. Not a problem — Bridgton inventor Frank Howell has done all the worrying for them. For the past eight years, he and
pany on Depot Street, behind the Magic Lantern Theatre. “We have produced over 1.5 million combat field rucks that are given to every soldier that they use in their deployment,” Howell said. It’s called the Modular Lightweight Loadcarrying Equipment (MOLLE)large rucksack system, capable of carrying 200 pounds. Two years ago, the Army was looking for a new frame capable
State weighs bridge plan
By Dawn De Busk Staff Writer NAPLES — Apparently, there is nowhere in the sand that the state transportation department will draw the line when it comes to working with the town during the construction phases for Naples’ new fixed bridge. At the request of the town, the Maine Department of Transportation (MDOT) will limit this month’s drawbridge openings. Recently, construction activity on the Causeway has gone full-swing — in an effort to get as much work done as possible — which includes re-paving Route 302 before the Memorial Day weekend starts. According to the agreement between the town and the state, both lanes must remain open to traffic from the three-day weekend in May and through Labor Day. Therefore, construction crews have been utilizing onelane closures in April and May. Opening the town’s drawbridge as frequently as the month of May schedule calls for could pose some problems – including longer lines of traffic backed up on Route 302, according to resident Robert Neault, who serves on the Naples Causeway Restoration Committee. On Wednesday, MDOT made public its schedule for the drawbridge to give a heads-up to both boaters and commuters, who might want to plan BRIDGE, Page 2A
NIGHT FOR KRISTA — The Frances Bell Circle at Stevens Brook Elementary School was jammed pack last week as family, friends (including sorority sisters pictured on the right) and mourners remembered Krista Dittmeyer. Top photo courtesy of Brad Bradstreet; photo on right by Lisa W. Ackley.
Sad good-bye Candlelight vigil draws up to 1,000
By Lisa Williams Ackley Staff Writer Nearly 1,000 people came together in front of the Stevens Brook Elementary School last Thursday night to honor and remember Krista Deann Dittmeyer, the 20-year-old single mother who grew up in Bridgton and was found dead in a small pond in North Conway, New Hampshire on April 27. Some of those gathered wept openly, others stood silently, and
Beecher ready for Supt. challenge dent’s post for Regional School Unit 23 — Saco, Dayton and Old Orchard Beach. The News posed the following questions to Dr. Beecher regarding her upcoming oneyear “interim” term: BN. Is this a role you thought you would one day tackle? Dr. Beecher: When Frank Gorham resigned as superintendent three years ago, several people encouraged me to apply then. At the time, I was still working on my doctorate of carrying lighter loads, suit- degree, and knew I would not able for soldiers fighting in the be able to truly give either the steep terrain and remote outposts BEECHER, Page 4A and mountains of Afghanistan. Down East delivered once again, beating out two other systems by producing a plastic frame, Established 1870 shaped like a giant U, that is speP.O. Box 244, 118 Main St. cifically designed to be compatBridgton, ME 04009 ible with body armor. It carries 207-647-2851 80 pounds, half as much as the Fax: 207-647-5001 larger frame, and allows body email@example.com CONTRACT, Page 7A
Down East wins Marine contract the people who work for him at Down East Inc. have been designing and perfecting a very lightweight yet incredibly strong plastic backpack frame that has replaced an older model made of aluminum and steel. In 2003, the U.S. Army selected Down East’s pack frame technology, made of a revolutionary new polymer plastic designed and perfected in Down East’s research and development com-
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HOMEOWNER OF BURNED HOUSE FOUND ALIVE — A few scary hours passed by as State Fire Marshal’s Office Investigator Rick Shepard sifted through the charred remains of 58-year-old Dana Hatch’s house which burned to the ground at Highland Park in Fryeburg Friday morning. Maine Department of Public Safety Spokesman Steve McCausland said Hatch was located in the woods near his home and appeared to have minor injuries not related to the fire. Investigators now plan to question Hatch about the fire, McCausland said. (Ackley Photo)
Budget: Rate up by 60 cents By Dawn De Busk Staff Writer NAPLES - During the quickest budget presentation in the Lake Region, Naples Town Manager Derik Goodine went over department expenses at a rapid-fire pace. Faster than the hands on the clock, he clicked off dollar differences between the current budget and the proposed one. Twenty minutes later, during its Monday meeting, the Naples Board of Selectmen approved the $10,345,900 budget for the 2011-12 fiscal year, which begins July 1. Residents will have an opportunity to vote on the proposed budget at town meeting in June. The date for town meeting has not been scheduled yet, according to staff at the Naples Town Offices. If the budget is passed, the adjusted mill rate will be $12.20, which would be an increase of 60 cents over the current mill rate. “County taxes are down. The school (tax) unfortunately is up. The mil rate is $12.20,”
Goodine said. The Town Budget Committee’s recommendations differed only slightly from Goodine’s proposed budget, and both proposals landed at the same mil rate.
Both Goodine and Selectman Christine Powers publicly thanked the Budget Committee for the work it has done since it began meeting in late February. At Monday’s meeting, NAPLES, Page 7C
call, Neault talked about district bus schedules with Andy Madura, the director of transportation, maintenance and food service for School Administrative District (SAD) No. 61. Madura informed him of the times when buses would most likely be traveling through Naples. He also gave Neault feedback about the best time to arrange draw-bridge openings so as not to interfere with bus traffic. According to Neault, the drawbridge has been opened twice this month so far. In Naples, the drawbridge openings begin May 1. The drawbridge is required to open every two hours during the day, starting at 8 a.m. The protocol is: If boats are waiting to pass through the drawbridge, the MDOT operator will open the marine passage way. Also, the Songo River Queen usually follows a May weekend schedule of leaving Long Lake at noon and returning at 2 p.m. via the drawbridge. Prior to Monday’s selectmen meeting, Neault had discussed with the Songo River Queen owner the scheduling for the paddleboat during the weekends in May. Neault said he asked if limited drawbridge
openings would interfere with his plans to provide tours across Brandy Pond and down the Songo River to a turn-around point just past the Songo River Locks. The businessman was agreeable to the idea of curtailing the number of drawbridge openings, Neault said. On Tuesday, the Songo River Queen owner said he planned to wait until Memorial Day weekend — when Route 302 is repaved, and he has a safe dock to accommodate customers. Because the town was making a formal request of MDOT, it was required to be done in writing. But, Neault said Naples stakeholders don’t have time to use the traditional mail system to complete necessary paperwork. “I called (Scarborough MDOT offices) and outlined the proposal. He said, ‘What is the mailing address? And, I said how about e-mail,” he said, adding the town didn’t have time to wait for the mail to deliver forms and letters. In another three weeks, when the road construction crews pull off the Causeway, the town’s drawbridge openings will return to normal — allowing boat traffics to pass between Long Lake and Brandy Pond, he said.
First aid skills saved lives
By Allen Crabtree Volunteer, Public Affairs Southern Maine Chapter of the American Red Cross “I tell my students to learn these life-saving skills well, because they will never know when they might have to use them,” said Benjamin Anthony. “Last Saturday after the tornado went through it was a good thing I’d learned these skills well, because I had to use them to help my neighbors.” Anthony has been teaching Red Cross first aid and CPR for the Greater Richmond Chapter in Virginia since 1990. He teaches three or four classes of 30 to 40 students a month, so over the 20 years he has been
doing it he estimates that he has taught nearly 30,000 students these life-saving first responder skills. “In all that time, I have only had to use these skills myself once,” he continued. “That was in a restaurant when someone was choking on a piece of food. I used the Heimlich maneuver on the person, the piece of food popped out and he was fine. I’d taught my students the Heimlich many times but had never had to actually use it on someone.” He said that he didn’t think about it — his training kicked in and he did it automatically. That is also what happened on April 16, 2011 in Bertie
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OXFORD — A Harrison girl and her friend from Oxford were found safe Monday by the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Department 11 hours after their parents reported them missing. Oxford Police Chief
(Continued from Page A) according. From now until May 26, the drawbridge will open Monday through Friday at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.; on Saturday at noon and 2 p.m., and Sunday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., every two hours. On Friday, May 27, the drawbridge will return to its summer schedule, opening every two hours between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. daily. What worried Neault and other residents is that when the drawbridge is opened for boat traffic, it will cause additional traffic to sit and wait, which won’t be a good combination with existing lane closures. Neault spoke to the Naples Board of Selectmen on Monday. The board gave him a nod to move forward with contacting the state on the matter. On Tuesday, Neault phoned MDOT’s Scarborough office to explore if the state would be willing to forego some of May’s openings of the drawbridge until the Memorial Day holiday. “I am waiting to hear back. Their initial response was positive, but needs to be run by a few people,” he said on Tuesday afternoon. Before making the phone
John Tibbetts said Brittany Dochnahl, 16, of 60 Duck Pond Road in Harrison, took off with Kaitlyn Reed, 16, of Oxford in Reed’s parents car, a 1993 Lexus on Sunday, and were reported missing at 10 p.m. Reed did not have permission
to use the car, Tibbetts said. The two girls were found at a family friend’s house in Arundel Pines in Arundel around 11 a.m. Monday by the sheriff’s department, Tibbetts said. The girls have been returned to their parents.
County, North Carolina. A very strong EF3 tornado touched down near Colerain and ripped a 3/4 to 1-mile wide path of destruction through houses, trailers and barns for nearly 10 miles. Anthony was with his family and friends at their 234 Perry School Road home when the tornado hit at suppertime. They had been tracking the tornado on television as it progressed from Greenville toward them, and were staying inside. As precautions they had moved their cars away from the trees and secured loose items in the yard. They prayed that the tornado wouldn’t touch down near them and would pass harmlessly over their heads, but at about 7:15 p.m. the tornado dropped right on their heads and exploded their house around them, ripTORNADO, Page A
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AFTER THE TORNADO — Bertie County, N.C. was hit hard by a strong EF3 tornado on Saturday, April 16 that killed 12 people and injured many others, and destroying homes and businesses. Benjamin Anthony stands in front of what is left of his home where he and four others survived the tornado. He saved the lives of four of his neighbors who were severely injured and trapped in the wreckage of their destroyed homes next door. This photo shows Allen Crabtree of Sebago (left) and Anthony. (Photo by Daniel Cima/American Red Cross)
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The lives of spring wildflowers are fleeting. In the bustle of spring cleaning, sometimes it is hard to slow down and take notice of their beauty, fragrance and importance. Take the time this spring to take a relaxing stroll with wildflower enthusiast Ursula Duve. The walk will take place at the Holt Pond Preserve where mayflowers are blooming along the wooded trails. Join in as Ursula plans to scout for the best spring bloomers and lead participants to the flower’s secret spots in the woods. The group will meet first at Lakes Environmental Association at 230 Main Street in Bridgton this Friday, May 6 at 9 a.m. before heading off to the preserve. Fee: $5 per person; LEA members attend for free. Birding at the Bog & Preserve Birding is one of those activ-
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(Continued from Page A) ping the roof and walls away into the air. “It only lasted about 30 seconds, but when it was over we only had the back and side wall of the house left — everything else was gone!” Anthony recalled. “None of us could hear anything for a moment, it had been so loud.” Miraculously no one was injured. They had all survived a direct hit by the tornado! He looked out across the empty space where the front of the house used to be and could see the tornado progress across the fields away from him. His sister’s car was picked up like a toy and tossed into a ditch across the field. Their porch roof embedded itself into his car parked in the yard. The house trailer across the field was picked up, twirled around, pulverized into little pieces and spread across the woods behind it. Luckily the owner, George Chamberlin, was not at home at the time or he most certainly would have been killed. As it was, the tornado killed twelve people in Bertie County, most in the area right around Perry School Road. “When my hearing returned I started to hear cries for help,” Anthony continued. “The three homes next to ours were completely gone, and the people who lived there were trapped in the wreckage and badly injured.” Anthony was in the right place at the right time, and he had the critically important Red Cross training! He ran to help his neighbors. The elderly lady next door had a broken arm and a large wound in her hip where debris had punctured it. The man next to her was trapped in the wreckage of his home with two broken legs, and his wife had a badly lacerated leg and a broken ankle. Next door to them was a man with two broken arms and a bad wound to his eye that was bleeding profusely. “I didn’t stop to think what to do,” Anthony said. “It was just like I tell my students. My training kicked in and I went from person to person administering first aid to stabilize each of their injuries the best I could.” It took quite a while because of all the emergencies going on at the same time, but ambulances and paramedics arrived on the scene and transported everyone to the hospital. No one died, thanks exclusively to the training and prompt emergency first aid administered by a Red Cross-trained first responder. “I’m going to have lots of motivating stories to tell my students now,” Anthony said. “I’ve always thought that everyone should have the Red Cross CPR and first aid training because you never know when you will need it — for a family or friend, and now I am a believer!” And Anthony should have added — “or when your four next-door neighbors who were hit by a tornado need you and your Red Cross first aid skills!” Allen Crabtree resides in Sebago, where he is a member of the Sebago Board of Selectmen and Sebago Fire and Rescue. He volunteers as a public affairs officer for the American Red Cross. Over the years, Allen has traveled to several disaster areas across the United States, and reported on his experiences.
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Beecher ready to take on new job (Continued from Page A) job or the degree the focus it deserved. Now, I feel very ready to take on the challenges of leading a school district. Working in the position on an interim basis is a “win-win” for both the district and myself. It gives me a chance to step into the role, live the life of a superintendent every day, and decide if I like it and may want to continue doing the work. It gives the School Board the opportunity to work with me in this role, determine if I am meeting their expectations, and decide if our working relationship is productive and good for the students, staff, and community members of SAD 61. I will decide whether to apply for the permanent job when it is posted in early 2012. This is a role I was looking to step into at some point. I have lived year-round in the district since 1987. I own a house in Naples and my family owns a summer home on Brandy Pond. I spent all my childhood summers in the Lake Region. All through college, I was a lifeguard at Sebago Lake State Park. I care deeply about the people and this area of Maine. I am truly honored to have the support and confidence of the School Board, the administrators, and many, many staff members who have e-mailed, called, or talked with me about the appointment as Interim Superintendent. BN. How many years were you assistant superintendent, and in that role, how do you feel it prepared you to serve as
interim superintendent? Dr. Beecher: I have worked as the assistant superintendent for the district for six years. This role has allowed me to have a K-12 focus as we have worked on curriculum, instruction, and assessment updates and revisions in the district. On a regular basis, I fill in for the superintendent when he is away or in meetings. I lead meetings, address issues that come up day-to-day, and make decisions that need to be made before the superintendent returns on a fairly regular basis. In this role, I have the opportunity to be in all the district programs and buildings on a regular basis to observe and be part of what is happening in a student’s typical day. I also work with staff members of the district every day. I try very hard to get to know people as individuals and to truly understand the joys and challenges of each person’s position in the district. I believe in being transparent with people and encourage people to be honest with me about issues or challenges that could be improved. I would much rather hear about issues as they come up than to let things fester and have the conversations happen in the parking lot as opposed to getting them out in the open. I work hard to earn the trust of people, and I feel that is one of the best personal qualities I will bring to the role of interim superintendent. I truly believe that our staff members are some of our greatest assets of the district. BN. What do you see as the
biggest immediate challenges you will face? Dr. Beecher: I believe there are three major challenges that I will face over this year. The first is everything to do with budgets and funding. Over the last several years, the state has allocated less and less funding to SAD 61, which has required the property owners to take on more and more of the funding for our schools. In our present economic times, this situation creates tension. Taxpayers are at a breaking point and increased fuel and food costs added into the mix are creating an even more difficult situation for people. Working people and Social Security recipients are not experiencing any increases to be able to pay more. On the other hand, how much can you cut from the school programs before you affect the education of the students? Before we begin the budget process next year, I believe we need to step back and really look at all programming to determine if there are areas that can be changed or eliminated to allow us to better meet individual student needs and also result in some tax savings. In the fall, I will be asking all stakeholders of the district for their cost-saving ideas. All of us are much smarter than any one of us. The second greatest challenge will be in creating an atmosphere where all staff members, parents, and community members have high expectations of our students. The experience of having our high school appear on a list
of “persistently low performing schools” is not just a representation of what is happening for students in Grades 9-12. This situation was created K-12. We need to draw some lines in the sand about our expectations for students. For instance, unless a student has an identified learning disability or other special education determination, he or she should be reading at grade level by the end of third grade in our district. We need to be providing specific literacy and numeracy interventions to students who are not working at grade level in reading or math in all grades from K-12, but especially focus on our youngest students. The third greatest challenge will be working with LRHS administrators and staff to continue the high school transformational work. As we begin working under a new structure and model in the fall of 2011, we need to assure that parents and students understand the changes so they can give the model a chance to work. I am sure there will be challenges along the way and things will need to be tweaked as they are tried, but this is our high school and we all need to get behind it and support our staff and students as things change. I will say more about this as we approach September, but I have all confidence that our new principal, Mr. Ted Finn and the leadership structure at LRHS are working very hard to develop a model that will result in improved achievement of
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The Beecher File Education Ed.D., Educational Leadership, Management and Policy, Seton Hall University, South Orange, N.J., December 2008. Dissertation: “The Elementary Principal’s Role in Affecting Student Reading Achievement.” C.A.S., Educational Leadership, University of Southern Maine, 2002 M.S., Literacy, University of Southern Maine, 1990 B.S., Elementary Education, Springfield College, Springfield, Mass., 1982 Professional Experience Assistant Superintendent, Lake Region School District, July 2005-present; Principal, Sebago Elementary School, 200305, 2007-09; Interim Principal, Longfellow Elementary School, Portland, November 2001-February 2002; Elementary teacher, Portland public schools, 1987-2003; Elementary teacher, Waterville public schools, 1982-1987.
HARRISON — There’ll be no contests this year in local elections. In fact, on two boards, there aren’t even any candidates running. Both Matthew Frank, 1355 Naples Road, the chairman of the budget committee, and Richard St. John, 62 Deer Hill Road, a former selectman, are running unopposed for the two open three-year seats on the Harrison Board of Selectmen. Incumbents Bill Goodwin and Eddie Rolfe are not running again. No one returned papers for the three-year vacancy on the Harrison Planning Board, or for the five-year vacancy on the Harrison Board of Appeals. There are no vacancies this year for Harrison’s representative to the SAD 17 Board of Directors.
Intervention (RTI) Assessment and Data Collection Sub-committee; work closely with building principals and the Professional Development Coordinator to plan, lead, and sustain professional development opportunities for staff members; lead NCLB audit visits and the SAU Review visit from the Maine DOE; administrative representative to district ad-hoc committees such as the Substance Abuse Committee and the Foreign Language Exploratory Committee; and wrote the current District Lau Plan. The School Board’s Personnel Committee will discuss how these job responsibilities that I am presently in charge will be handled once I become Interim Superintendent at their next meeting to be held later this month. My hope is that we will hire an Interim Assistant Superintendent or Curriculum Coordinator for the 2011-12 school year.
(Continued from Page A) I will be setting up times for each of the School Board members to meet with me individually, and I’m hoping that many of our former School Board members who have cycled off the board over the last few years will also meet with me to discuss what they see as our most pressing district needs and also simply things they think I should know. I’m going to attend a part of each of the school’s early staff meetings at the beginning of the school year. I plan to poll the staff about their ideas for making sure we have effective communication to and from myself and staff members and to and from members of the administrative team and staff members. I plan to continue Mr. Phillips’ practice of writing a “Weekly Update” for the School Board and Leadership Team each Friday. I also hope to publish a quarterly District Newsletter for parents and community members of the district. BN. Finally, how will the job responsibilities (could you mention what they are) you are presently in charge of be handled once you become interim superintendent? Dr. Beecher: The following list highlights my major responsibilities in my present position of Assistant Superintendent: director of Instructional Programs/ Curriculum Coordinator; act as Superintendent Designee in Superintendent’s absence; No Child Left Behind Coordinator; write all NCLB Title grant applications and performance reports, including the Rural Low Income Grant, and oversee all grant projects; develop and administer the district instructional and gifted and talented program budgets; supervise all district curriculum committees; supervise the district Title I program and staff; supervise the district Gifted and Talented program and staff; responsible for instructional policy development and revisions; Administrative representative to the School Board Curriculum Committee; coordinate the District Response to Intervention (RTI) Committee; lead the District Response to
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Items appearing on the Bridgton Police blotter 1:45 p.m. A caller from Burnham Road reported a Maine Coon Cat was at their house with three kittens. The Animal Control Officer was advised. 2:50 p.m. A 50-year-old man from Bridgton was issued a summons for terrorizing. 3:15 p.m. A caller reported their outside propane gas tank had been stolen from Woods Pond Drive within the past 10 days. A report was made. Wednesday, April 27: 1:15 p.m. A caller from Kezar Heights reported having problems with porcupines. The Animal Damage Control officer was notified. 3:06 p.m. The theft of $60 worth of gasoline from a gas station on Main Street was reported. 10:20 p.m. A disturbance was
reported on Willett Road, and peace was restored. 11:39 p.m. A second disturbance was reported on Willett Road, and a male subject was issued a warning for disorderly conduct. Friday, April 29: 2:07 a.m. A 21-year-old woman from Naples was issued a summons for operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of an intoxicant on Harrison Road near Norway Savings Bank. 7:01 a.m. A caller reported that a little beagle dog followed her to where she works on Meadow Street. The Animal Control Officer was notified. 8:50 a.m. A male subject reported the theft of a fishing pole valued at $175 from his pick-up
The following is a partial listing of incidents handled by the Fryeburg Police Department from April 25 through May 2, 2011: Monday, April 25: 2:34 a.m. An 18-year-old male from Fryeburg was arrested and charged with operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of an intoxicant, following a traffic stop on Pine Street by the C.A. Snow School. 7:36 p.m. A theft was reported on Menotomy Road. Tuesday, April 26: 5 p.m. A police officer responded to a report of an assault on Drift Road,
and a report was taken. Wednesday, April 27: 8:17 a.m. A burglary at the Fryeburg Recreational Community Complex off Bridgton Road was reported. 9:08 a.m. Suspicious activity was reported on Hemlock Bridge. 5:06 p.m. A police officer responded to an unspecified complaint on Warren Street, and a report was taken. 5:30 p.m. A complaint was received regarding all-terrain vehicles on Menotomy Road, and a report was taken. 7:30 p.m. A police officer responded to an unspecified complaint on Ettowah Cove Road, and a report was taken. 10:30 p.m. A burglar alarm sounding at a store on Bridgton Road (Route 302) was taken care of by the responding police officer. Thursday, April 28: 3:30 a.m. Police officers assisted the Fryeburg Fire Department with traffic control on Route 302. 3:41 p.m. Police officers responded to a report of a domestic disturbance at the Visitors’ Center on Main Street (Route 302) where two 17-year-old juveniles were taken into custody and
charged with domestic violence assault. One of the youths was also charged with criminal mischief. 4:45 p.m. A police officer responded to a motor vehicle accident on Route 302 (Bridgton Road) in front of the Jockey Cap Store and Motel. Friday, April 29: 6 a.m. Fryeburg Police assisted the Fryeburg Fire Department at a structure fire at Highland Park. 5:30 p.m. A report of a suspicious vehicle on Lovewell’s Pond Road was taken care of by the responding police officer. 7:28 p.m. A 35-year-old man from Fryeburg was arrested on Sandshore Road and charged with violating a protective order. 9:29 p.m. A police officer responded to a noise complaint regarding a restaurant and lounge on Bridgton Road. 9:50 p.m. A police officer responded to a second noise complaint about the same restaurant and lounge on Bridgton Road. Saturday, April 30: 5:45 p.m. Fryeburg Police assisted Fryeburg Rescue personnel on Oxford Street. 8:35 p.m. Criminal mischief was reported on Sandshore Road, and a report was taken.
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ON SAD 61 BUDGET MAY 24th Fact #1 Lakes Region SAD 61 is asking voters to ratify a budget
request of $26,121,000 or $13,828 per student. That’s 16% more than the state of Maine average for all school districts.
Fact #2 A website www.greatschoolsforme.org published the annual costs for 2008-2009 school year for all districts. Examples:
School SAD No. No. of Students Norway/S.Paris #17 3,048 Gray/N.Gloucester #15 1,940 Windham 2,699 Gorham 2,682 Buxton/Standish #6 4,006 Saco/Dayton/O. Orchard #23 4,097 Average State-wide Average of all districts for 2008–09
Now compare Lakes Region SAD 61 for the same period and total costs per student was $12,698 or 23% more.
Despite spending 23% more per student, Lakes Region SAD 61 ended the year in the BOTTOM 10 based on state-wide testing “...ranked one of the ten persistently lowest performing schools in the state.” Press Herald 4/19/11
Costs have been out of control for some time. If Lakes Region SAD 61 was a business, it would have had to file for bankruptcy! You CANNOT spend 23% more than comparable school districts and produce a product that lands in the BOTTOM 10 when compared to students in almost 400 towns in other Maine school districts. Any business with similar results would fail!
Just as in business, high costs and poor results did not happen overnight. However to encourage higher budgets… such as this year’s 3.59% increase or an ADDITIONAL $904,519 is NOT THE ANSWER. It’s time to cut expenses.
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11:32 a.m. A 9-1-1 call was received from Bridgton Hospital where a female had locked her child in her vehicle and the windows were all rolled up. The responding fire department officer reported that the vehicle was successfully unlocked. 8:12 p.m. Five subjects were transported to the hospital, after a 2003 Mercury Sable sedan operated by Daniel Harden of Bridgton struck a moose on Route 302 (Portland Road) near Burnham Road. Tickets: During this reporting period, police issued five summonses and 26 warnings.
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nalia and illegal possession of liquor by a minor by consumption, after a police officer found them walking along Portland Road (Route 302) by Central Maine Power. 8:37 p.m. A 52-year-old woman from Bridgton was issued a summons for operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of an intoxicant in the parking lot of a store on Main Street. She was transported back to her residence by a police officer. Monday, May 2: 7:21 a.m. A caller reported finding baby clothes in a trash receptacle at a business on Portland Road.
VOTE NO THIS TIME DEMAND A ZERO INCREASE… VOTE NO ON MAY 24th… That’s your order to cut $904,519 from the SAD 61 budget and TO DO IT NOW! UNFAIR VALUATIONS — In 2006, SAD 61 towns had combined taxable property values of $1,520,000,000. For the present tax year, the new taxable total has skyrocketed to $2,905,650,000 for an increase of 91% in just 5 years. LOOK AROUND — Do you see $1,385,650,000 in new property valuation added during the biggest real estate bust since the 1930s depression? It’s a “rigged game” and these bogus numbers come from aggressive property valuations by your assessors working with the state of Maine Revenue Services. THIS EFFORT HAS BACKFIRED! Everyone is now a victim of much higher taxes because of subsidy cuts to our new rich Lake Region towns. “RICH TOWNS” — The state of Maine has tagged Bridgton, Casco, Naples and Sebago as new “rich towns” and the state has cut its annual subsidy to SAD 61 to $141,919 per town (the minimum payable subsidy). The subsidy for all four towns is now $567,675 from a former subsidy of $6,363,722 or a loss of $5,796,047 to SAD 61 in just 5 years. Can you believe it? Property valuation per student in Cape Elizabeth is $1,062,406 and in Falmouth it’s $1,004,170. SAD 61 average per student is $1,529,692. SAD 61 is rich! PROPERTY TAXES — During the decade from 2000-2009, property taxes in all Maine communities rose by 58%. During the same decade, taxes in Bridgton increased by 91%, Casco 87%, Naples 113% and Sebago 120%. Casco taxes increased by 12.4% in 2010 and taxes are projected to increase by 16% in 2011. Taxes could easily double again in less than 10 years.
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These items appeared on the Bridgton Police Department blotter (this is a partial listing): Tuesday, April 26: 1:08 a.m. A subject went to the police station to report being involved in a bicycle accident on North High Street (Route 302) near Shawnee Peak and hitting a guard rail three hours previously. The subject stated they walked to Bridgton Hospital alone. A report was made. 11:18 a.m. Vandalism was reported on Camp Woodlands Road, and a report was made. 12:38 p.m. The theft of a motor vehicle was reported, whereby the complainant stated someone they knew had taken their car without permission, and a report was made.
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CUTTING EDGE TECHNOLOGY — Tom Bardsley, quality assurance manager at Down East Inc. of Bridgton, demonstrates one of the many strength tests their back pack frames must undergo to pass the rigorous standards of the U.S. Marine Corps. (Geraghty Photo) “They (the frames) have solved so many important problems for the Army,” Howell said. Before, the aluminum and steel frames “would crack and break, sometimes even when they drop them off the truck,” he said. In a recent interview at his business, Howell was understandably reticent about offering too many details of the work that goes into the design of the frames. Suffice it to say that the frame’s composition is “a revolutionary polymer” of plastic, and they have been thoroughly tested for all kinds of combat situations. The Marine packs will be used by Marines doing rotations of up to three days at observation posts, long patrols or helicopter assaults where a trip back to the forward operating
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In 2007, the Army gave Down East a special award, recognizing the company as being “The Innovative Small Business Performer of the Year.” Down East, founded by Howell’s parents, Clarence “Pete” Howell and Shirley Howell, began supplying the military in 1973 when it won its first contract with the Navy. In 1964, the Howells also founded Howell Laboratories, now located on Route 117. “My father was a gifted inventor,” Howell said. Down East is currently involved in five or six other development programs “that are in various stages,” Howell said. “We expect to be very busy.”
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(Continued from Page A) loved her and how protective she was of her sister Kayla. That didn’t mean there was no sibling rivalry, but Kayla said that over the last two years, she and Krista grew even closer.” “Her mother said that growing up Krista was always happy, always singing — Mommy’s little girl,” stated Rev. Mayberry. Referring to her high school life, the pastor said, “She came to this (Lake Region High) school as much to be with her friends than to be educated. She loved her social network — she loved to be with her friends. She was very athletic, participating in track and cheerleading…Life with Krista was never dull. She never had an unexpressed thought — you always knew what was on her mind. And, she was always loyal.” The minister said Krista will be especially remembered “for her love of animals, her love of people and her love of life.” “She loved children, and babysat for families all around the Bridgton area,” said Reverend Mayberry. “That loving, nurturing side of her came in to play, when she became a mother herself.” The minister went on to say that Krista was fondly known as “a social butterfly” — a personality trait that stood her in good stead in her waitressing jobs. “She cared about people,” said Rev. Mayberry. “She was open, caring and loving — perhaps that’s her legacy — she loved freely and deeply — and she was loved freely and deeply.” Kayla honors her sister’s memory Trying to hold back her tears, Kayla said of Krista, “Wow — who would believe one young lady could have touched so many lives?” “Thank you for all the love and support we’ve received,” said Kayla, on behalf of her entire family. “Everyone has asked what they can do for our family. Take a look around — this is all that we need — your love and support.” Kayla then offered a cautionary note to those in attendance, saying, “Think about everything you do — and never lie about where you’re going or what you’re doing — one little moment can change a life.” Kayla then read a poem she said someone gave to her the day Krista’s body was found in the snowmaking pond in New Hampshire. Speaking through her tears, Kayla read the poem that says, in part, “When tomorrow starts without me and I’m not there to see; If the sun should rise and find your eyes all filled with tears for me. I wish so much you wouldn’t cry the way you did today; while thinking of the many things we didn’t get to say…So, when tomorrow starts without me, don’t think we’re far apart, for every time you think of me, I’m right here in your heart.” Family friend Amy Figoli asked everyone present at the funeral service to not take part in “hearsay, specifically all the what ifs.” “Stay mindful of what you repeat and what you say,” Figoli said. “Do not take her dignity away. Do not take her integrity away. Exercise the wisdom of discretion.” Four of Krista’s best friends — Hope Lanham, Nora Antonio, Kayla Kirk and Jessica Corson — spoke of their love and devotion for Krista and hers for them. “She was an amazing person, a devoted mother and a loyal friend,” said Lanham. The others said they will always cherish the memories they have of Krista and one said, “I hope someday I can share these memories with her daughter Aliyah who will know what a wonderful mother she was.” “Great pain is a sign of love,” Rev. Mayberry said. Saying Krista’s life was “cut mysteriously short,” he then asked everyone to take a suggestion made by Figoli to heart. “There’s a great unknown as to what transpired, and I love Amy’s suggestion that we don’t try to figure it out, but rather let grace and unconditional love fill our space and fill our thoughts.” “Hang on to the love you felt for her and the love she felt for you and let that love wash over you,” Rev. Mayberry said.
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Candlelight vigil draws up to 1,000 (Continued from Page A) soon, or why she left before you were ready to say good-bye, but little by little, you will begin to remember not just that Krista died, but that she lived — and that Krista’s life gave all of you memories too beautiful to forget.” Kayla Dittmeyer brought many in the crowd to tears, when she walked to the microphone and spoke about her younger sister. “This is so amazing — all these people, her friends and the entire country,” said Kayla, crying as she spoke. “Krista was an amazing person — the best sister — and so strong and supportive. She was the best mother ever.” Then, directly addressing her deceased sibling, Kayla told Krista, “I hope you see how many people care about you. We know you are looking down on us. Your daughter will grow up to be an amazing person, just like you.” Kayla concluded her remarks saying, “Rest in peace, Little Sis. My angel forever and always.” A group of sorority members, who attended the University of Maine with Kayla, unfurled and held up a large banner near the front of the crowd. It read: “As long as hearts remember — as long as hearts still care — we do not part with those we love — they’re with us everywhere.” Pasquale concluded her remarks, saying, “Once again, thank you all for coming tonight and please continue to pray for Krista’s baby, Aliyah, for her Mother LaNell, her sister Kayla and all of her family and friends. Please always keep Krista alive in your heart. I hope that the vigil has given some comfort to everyone. God bless you.” The vigil ended with everyone singing “Amazing Grace”. As soon as the candlelight vigil concluded, the sorority group broke into a beautiful song dedicated to Krista, as they stood crying, arm in arm. Afternoon press conference At a press conference outside the Bridgton Police station Thursday afternoon, Shackley family spokeswoman Kathy Pratt said, “The family is devastated and would like to grieve privately. The family wants to thank all friends, community members and the public for their support. They also want to thank the Conway Police Department and N.H. Attorney General’s
Office for all they have done. Also, thanks to the media for all the publicity to help find Krista. We hope that you will continue to publicize the story to find the person or persons responsible for this. Any information or leads should be directed to the New Hampshire Attorney General’s Office.” Fund set up/fundraiser on Monday “There is a Krista Dittmeyer Family Fund set up at TD Bank,” Pratt said. “Donations can be made directly to any TD Bank or mailed to the Krista Dittmeyer Family Fund, c/o TD Bank, P.O. Box 173, Bridgton, Maine, 04009. A fundraiser for Krista’s family will take place at The Black Horse Tavern on Portland Road on Monday, May 9. Dine there that evening and 10% of your bill will be donated to the fund set up for Krista’s family at TD Bank. There will also be a donation jar at the restaurant for other donations, as well. The investigation continues The New Hampshire Department of Justice Attorney General’s Office is overseeing the investigation in to the suspicious circumstances surrounding Krista Dittmeyer’s untimely death. Divers retrieved her body from Duck Pond on April 27. Conway (N.H.) Police Lieutenant Chris Perley would not confirm a report last week that blood had been found inside Krista’s vehicle. Police obtained search warrants for her car, as well as a second vehicle that was located in North Conway Village. New Hampshire Attorney General Michael A. Delaney released a statement April 28 that said an autopsy was completed that afternoon by Deputy Medical Examiner Jennie Duval. “Dr. Duval has ruled the cause and manner of Krista Dittmeyer’s death as pending toxicology results and additional investigation,” Atty. Gen. Delaney said, in his prepared statement. “Dr. Duval anticipates that she will be able to make a further ruling within six to eight weeks.” The case was featured by media outlets around the nation and the world including widespread coverage on Headline News’ Nancy Grace Show, on The Today Show on NBC and on the website of John Walsh’s
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old Kyle Acker, is incarcerated at the Maine State Prison in Warren, serving 18 months of a four-year prison sentence for his conviction on a charge of aggravated trafficking in Scheduled drugs (cocaine and marijuana). He was arrested by agents from the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency at the couple’s apartment on July 1, 2010. A loaded 9-millimeter handgun was seized by the MDEA at that time, as well. The evening before Krista’s body was discovered, Kyle Acker’s older brother, 28-yearold Ricky Acker-Williams, and 25-year-old Corey Poland of Portland, reportedly called Conway Police around midnight saying they had found a Guess brand flip flop in the woods near the base off Mount Cranmore just like the ones Krista’s friends said she was wearing when she disappeared. Poland was subsequently arrested on an outstanding warrant charging with willful concealment, or shoplifting.
FAMILY SPOKESWOMAN — Kathy Pratt told reporters at a press conference the afternoon of April 28 that Krista Dittmeyer’s family wanted time to grieve privately. Even though Krista’s disappearance received extensive media coverage from across the nation and around the world, cameras were prohibited from Krista’s funeral service held at Lake Region High School on Monday. (Ackley Photo)
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By Lisa Williams Ackley Staff Writer NAPLES — There was perhaps never a more cherished, fiercely loyal friend and confidante than 20-year-old Krista Deann Dittmeyer, family and friends said at her funeral service inside Lake Region High School, her alma mater, Monday evening. Approximately 300 people from across the Lake Region and throughout the state attended Krista’s service May 2, listening to her older sister Kayla, her friends from high school and Reverend Don Mayberry speak of who she was and what meant the most to her. “There are some times in our lives, some events in our lives meant to be shared, Rev. Mayberry said, at the outset.
“But, pain and sorrow, grief and suffering also need to be shared.” Reverend Mayberry thanked those present Monday night for being there to support Krista’s family, at the very time they most need them. Krista’s parents, Larry and LaNell Shackley, her older sister Kayla, and other family members sat close together in the front row of the gymnasium. Krista’s daughter, 14-month-old Aliyah, could be heard cooing, as she sat and played in her relatives’ laps. “The pain is so intense, the loss so deep and the anger so real and present — they are emotions that are overwhelming — this group of family and friends — all of you gathered here — are a gift to them, and
I thank you for them,” Rev. Mayberry said, on behalf of Krista’s family. “I will not gloss over the person Krista was, and I will not portray her as more than she was, because what she was was more than enough,” the minister said. “Krista was full of energy, compassionate, strong-willed and caring — she was on loan from God — a gift to this family — a presence among us who has brightened our lives. She was a wonderful mother.” Yet, said Rev. Mayberry, “Her family and friends are also brokenhearted, confused, mystified, and there is sadness…and a certain amount of anger, as we try to piece together” what has happened. The pastor pointed out that because Krista was loved so
very much, the pain of her loss is that much more difficult to bear. “Sadly, the healing will not be miraculous and quick,” Rev. Mayberry said. “It will continue to cause pain for a lifetime — that is (due to) that love (for Krista).” Reading from First Corinthinans 13, Reverend Mayberry said the passage he cited ends with the words “faith, hope and love.” “And the greatest of those is love,” he said. “Krista was a very independent soul, but was deeply blessed with friends and family — and she knew and appreciated that,” the pastor said. “Her parents told me how much she loved people, how much they FUNERAL, Page A
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Choosing and starting your seeds
were packaged for the current growing season. Then you’ll need to gather your supplies for planting the seeds. You can use wide flat containers such as margarine tubs or recycled nursery cell packs. It is a good idea to label the containers, as many seedlings look similar. Clay is not a good choice for starting seeds as plastic pots will retain more moisture needed for germination. Be sure to sanitize the containers by soaking them for 20 minutes or more in a 10% bleach solution. Next, air-dry the containers and then poke holes for drainage in the bottoms. Or, you can purchase jiffy pots at any gardening store. They are handy and will the do the job just fine. Fill the containers with a good seed-starting mix, which can be purchased at a local gardening store. Lay the seeds on the surface, then spread more seed-starting mix on top to cover the seeds thoroughly. Press the seeds down into the seed-starting mix — you can use the bottom of a glass to do this. Gently spray the surface with water until moist. Cover the containers with plastic wrap to keep the soil moist until the seeds germinate. Be sure to keep the seeds warm by putting them in a warm location or on a seed heating pad. Ideal temperatures for germinating seeds are 65-75 degrees. Check the seeds daily, and once they germinate, remove the plastic wrap to provide fresh air. Be sure not to overwater the seedlings. Rotate the seedlings on a daily basis to keep the stems strong and growing straight. After the seedling develops leaves, you STARTING, Page B
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What can keep you fit, give you peace of mind, save you money on groceries and add flavor to your dinner plate? Gardening! And whether you have a green thumb or just a sprouting interest in gardening, starting your seedlings early is a great way to get a head start on your spring and summer blossoms. Here’s what you need to know to get a jump on your favorite
gardening activities: • Plan Your Garden. When deciding what seedlings to grow for your garden, consider how the sunlight falls in your yard. Some flowers and vegetables need constant sunshine, while others need a shady nook. Consult a gardening book or a local gardening expert for guidance. Also, make sure to select plants that can successfully grow in the climate. Just because
seeds for almost every variety of plant are now available online or at the local nursery, it doesn’t mean you can grow it in your backyard. Some of the easiest vegetables to grow in almost all North American climates are salad greens, cucumbers, toma-
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“The love of gardening is a seed once sown that never dies.” – Gertrude Jekyll By Karla Ficker Special to The News One of my favorite things about gardening is choosing what to plant each year! Before you order your seeds, it’s always a good idea to plan out what you’re going to plant and think about where it will go in the garden. Keep in mind that the sun will shine in different parts of your garden at different times of the year, so you’ll want to make sure you choose seeds that will grow into seedlings adaptable for your conditions. (Tip, do your garden layout on a piece of paper and then file your layout away for reference for next year’s garden.) There is a special magic when you start growing plants from seeds, and experience watching a small seed grow into a beautiful living plant. There are also practical benefits such as choosing varieties beyond local availability, saving money and getting a head start on the growing season. And it’s a great way to involve the kids! It is important to know how early to start seeds indoors. You’ll have to figure out when the last frost usually occurs where you live. Then, count backward from the average frost date the number of weeks it will take for the seeds to turn into seedlings. The majority of seeds should be started six to eight weeks before the last frost date, however it can vary. Check the seed package to determine the number of weeks. When choosing your seeds, check to make sure the seeds
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Community Gardens are blooming
Community garden projects in Windham, Sebago, Raymond, Standish and Bridgton are off to a strong start this spring due to recent funding awards from the Healthy Lakes, Communities Putting Prevention to Work program (CPPW). Recently five area community gardens were awarded minigrants totaling almost $14,000. The grants support expansion plans as well as equipment, tools and plant material needs. All five gardens that received funding will donate produce to their local food pantries, as fresh fruits and vegetables are especially difficult for most pantries to access. “Providing community members more opportunity to grow fresh, healthy food for their table is an exciting development,” said Bria White, Community Garden Program coordinator, Communities Putting Prevention to Work. “And increasing the number of fresh food donations to local food pantries through the community gardens comes at an especially important time
because local pantries are currently facing an increase in the number of individuals and families they support each week.” According to a survey of food pantries conducted by the Maine Hunger Initiative (a program of Preble Street), over the last year, pantries in Cumberland County have seen a 42% increase in the number of clients they serve and 21% of these food pantries report that they have experienced more than a 100% increase. “We hope that this funding will help to make all of these gardens an even more inviting place for community members to learn more about growing food for themselves and for their neighbors,” White said. Below is a list of the Lakes Region Community Gardens that received funding and brief descriptions of each garden project: Raymond Community Garden will buy tools, equipment, and materials to expand the garden’s infrastructure.
HARRISON — Join wildlife biologist Danielle D’Auria Monday, May 9 at 5:30 p.m. as she presents “Hear About Herons” at the Harrison Village Library. Recent data has suggested a decline in the population of the great blue heron breeding population; in response, the Department of Inland Fisheries
and Wildlife conducted a survey of breeding colonies and instituted a statewide adopt-acolony program called “The Heron Observation Network.” D’Auria will discuss the efforts to protect Maine’s most widespread wading bird. This program is free and open to the public. For more information, call the library at 583-2970.
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Ecological experts have proposed countless ways to improve the environment, but something as simple as changing the way you dispose of your trash could have a significant impact on the future of our planet. By composting biodegradable materials, such as yard trimmings, food waste and disposable paper products in a pile or bin, a nutrient-rich soil is created that can be used for gardening. This soil reduces the need for chemical fertilizers and pesticides, is better for the environment and will save you money. It also promotes healthy foliage and growth — a boon to gardeners everywhere. “Few Americans realize that nearly 50 percent of the waste from their home is compostable,” says Eric Happell,
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Typical compost will turn into rich soil in two to five weeks. A properly managed compost bin or pile will not attract pests or rodents and will not smell bad. Therefore, make sure you know what you can and cannot add to a compost pile. Many everyday items can be used, including fruits and vegetables, yard trimmings, eggshells, coffee grounds, teabags, and certain paper products. For example, Chinet’s Classic White and Casuals lines of paper plates are 100 percent biodegradable and endorsed by the U.S. Composting Council. You can also add dryer and vacuum cleaner lint, pet fur and fireplace ashes. Other biodegradable materials, like hay, straw, grass clippings, saw dust and leaves can also be added to compost piles,
with the exception of black walnut leaves, which release chemicals that are harmful to plants. Also, don’t include diseased or insect-ridden plants, or plants treated with chemicals or pesticides; these, too, will make the compost harmful or toxic. Be sure to avoid adding food and organic matter that will make the compost pile smell, such as dairy products, egg yolks (whites are okay), fats, grease, lard and oils. Meat and fish scraps are compostable, but make sure they do not contain parasites or bacteria. “The average American produces four pounds of landfill waste daily,” says Happell. “Composting is a simple solution to reducing your family’s ecological footprint.” The following article is courtesy of StatePoint.
NORWAY — A Mother’s Day Plant and Perennial Sale will be held on Saturday, May 7 from 7 to 11 a.m. at Tere Porter’s parking lot, at the light next to Rite Aid. All proceeds go to support His Place Teen Center, which provides programs for youth in the Oxford Hills and surrounding area. Those who have plants and perennials to donate to the sale, vases or garden-related items may contact Howie Munday at 539-2372, Marion Chase at 583-2534, or Bert Rugg at 5153000. His Place is also collecting items for their next big yard sale on Rte. 26, next to the fish market, which will be held over the Memorial Day weekend.
Funding helping community gardens
gation system, message board, and wooden Prevention to Work (CPPW) is one of two benches will all be installed. Netting and local programs in Maine that received fundcages will also be added to combat pests in ing in March 2010 as part of the American the garden. Recovery and Reinvestment Act. Maine The garden is already beginning to grow was awarded $4.28 million by the Federal thanks to the Center’s new CPPW-funded Department of Health and Human Services “Flora Cart,” an indoor grow-light system. (HHS) Communities Putting Prevention to This new system enables the BCC garden Work (CPPW) initiative and Healthy Lakes to grow its own seedlings; cutting costs and received $1.4 million of that total for a twoallowing the community to participate in year period. the growing process from start to finish. The Lakes Region initiative is led by the Food from the garden is donated to People’s Regional Opportunity Program local food pantries and also finds its way (PROP), a nonprofit, multi-service comonto the plates of community members munity action agency, and serves nine rural who attend weekly senior lunches and towns including: Baldwin, Bridgton, Casco, Community Kettle Dinners at the BCC. Harrison, Naples, Sebago, Raymond, Visit the Bridgton Community Center page Standish and Windham. The primary objecon Facebook. tive is to make long-lasting and sustainable As a result of these gardens’ desire to changes to positively impact the general connect with other projects in the area, health of the Lake Region community by “Western Maine Community Gardeners” increasing access to healthy food and physmeet-ups were established. The meetings, ical activity opportunities so as to decrease hosted by CPPW, are an opportunity for overweight and obesity rates. Currently, area gardens to share resources, knowledge almost 70 percent of residents in the Lake and ideas. For more information contact: Region area are overweight or obese. Bria White, CPPW Program Coordinator Radon Rangers, Inc. at: bwhite@proKnown Fact: people.org or 553Residential Radon 5873 or visit www. Radon Levels eatmainefoods.org/ Testing & Mitigation group/westernmainein this area Jim Cunniff communitygardens . ted va ele e ar Denmark, Maine Healthy Lakes, Communities Putting Certified Have your home NEHA/NRPP Licensed Master Electrician
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you’ll gain valuable information during this workshop. Everyone is welcome to attend this free training. There will be a two-hour classroom session, followed by a two-hour outdoor field trip, so wear and bring appropriate gear for forecasted weather conditions. Coffee and snacks will be provided. Registration is required and space is limited. To register or for more information, contact Ken Canfield at ken. firstname.lastname@example.org or call 441-3712. Continuing education credits are available. Loon Echo Land Trust protects land in the northern Sebago Lake region of Maine, and its mission is to conserve the region’s natural resources and character for current and future generations. Find out more about Loon Echo by visiting www.loonecholandtrust. org or calling 647-4352.
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(Continued from Page B) Additionally, a fence, information kiosk and cold frames to help with season extension are being added. Raymond Community Garden already has a close relationship with the Raymond Food Pantry and will be expanding a large area of the garden to grow vegetables specifically for it. Anyone interested in becoming involved in the garden is welcome to participate. To learn more visit www.raymondcommunitygarden.blogspot.com Sebago Warming Hut (a project of the Sebago Church of the Nazarene) will use the funding to significantly expand its garden beds around the building’s perimeter. All food harvested will be donated to the Warming Hut’s weekly on-site food pantry. Additionally, the grant will allow the garden to purchase lumber, loam and perennial fruit shrubs. Finally, to keep harvested food readily available to those in need during hours that the food pantry is not open, an outside refrigeration unit is also being built. An information kiosk is planned for the location. Information is available at www. sebagonazarenechurch.org The Bridgton Community Center (BCC): Funding will allow the garden to add four new raised beds and replace two existing beds currently in disrepair. The new beds will be built to an increased height to make it easier for seniors and volunteers with disabilities to participate. Soil and compost will be purchased and an irri-
They are often beautiful and easily grown, but common landscape plants like Japanese barberry, Asiatic bittersweet and Morrow honeysuckle can do great harm to Maine’s forests. Invading plants out-compete native species, hogging sunlight, space and nutrients. Learn how to recognize these and other non-native, invasive species as well as strategies to control their aggressive habits by attending a free, four-hour workshop. Sponsored in part by the Maine Forest Service, the town of Bridgton, and Loon Echo Land Trust, the workshop will be held on Wednesday, June 1, from 1 to 5 p.m. at the First Congregational Church, 33 South High Street, Bridgton. Whether you’re a small woodlot owner, large landowner, or avid gardener,
Amendments are used to improve the quality of your soil and will help to ensure that your plants have optimal growing conditions. First, assess the soil in your garden. Soils that are sand-based will have a light granular texture, while claybased soil will exhibit a sticky, wet consistency and often will have large lumps. Loam-based soil has a dark color and is slightly sticky, yet the texture is light to the touch. There are two main types of amendments you can add to soil; organic and mineral. Organic amendments include peat moss, compost, manure, organic mulch and black earth. Mineral amendments are used to aerate soils and include perlite, pumice, vermiculite, lime and gypsum (which are used to adjust soil pH or change soil chemistry). Whatever amendment you decide to use for your garden, make sure that you continuously check the soil and add new amendments as they are needed. Lastly, fertilizers are used to nourish plants with supplemental nutrients. Some organic amendments also act as fertilizers, such as compost and composted manure. Fertilizers are often used to increase plant yield, to enhance soil showing a mineral deficiency or to help plants that are suffering from
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better plants and improve your soil environment. For information on the soil-testing program, contact UMaine Cooperative Extension Oxford County Office at 743-6329 or 800-287-1482 (in Maine) or e-mail ceoxf@ umext.maine.edu Managing the soil in your garden may take a bit of work, but the results are well worth it! Karla Ficker, an avid gardener, is the producer of the Northern NE Home Garden Flower Show to be held at the Fryeburg Fairgrounds, May 13-15. For more information go to www.homegardenflowershow.com
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pests, drought, transplanting or over-pruning. There are two choices of fertilizers for the garden, natural or synthetic. Natural fertilizers come from organic sources such as plant, minerals or animal waste. These fertilizers have not been chemically-processed and include the following: seed meal, bone meal, shrimp or crab meal, fish emulsion, kelp and fish blend, liquid seaweed, basalt, Epsom salts, mica and more. Natural fertilizers can also be purchased commercially that have a blend of different organic sources and minerals. Most natural fertilizers have to be broken down in the soil over time before they release their nutrients. Although they are slow-acting, they tend to last a long time in the soil. Synthetic fertilizers are available in a wide variety of forms. They are made from chemically-processed substances and tend to release nutrients immediately into the soil. There are some brands of synthetic fertilizers that are slow-release, those are preferable as they will last longer and be less harsh on plant roots. Synthetic fertilizers can be purchased in liquid, stick, granular or powder form. The Cooperative Extension Service offers a very valuable tool for gardeners. Home gardeners can receive a detailed soil analysis from this service for a minimal fee. The state-ofthe-art testing facility will also send recommendations that are crop-specific to help you grow
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Genealogy class FRYEBURG — The annual genealogy class at Fryeburg Historical Society will be held on Saturday, May 14 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Genealogy Library in North Fryeburg on Route 113. The fee is $20, and includes a short class time on how to search for your family and the remainder of the morning working to trace your family. Each person will have a volunteer to help them in the search. The library has town records, vital records and family genealogies that include Maine, New Hampshire and Massachusetts. They also have online resources. Space is very limited, call 6475549 to reserve a place in the class.
Spruce-Up Day NAPLES — The first “Naples Spring Spruce-Up Day” will be held on Saturday, May 21. Rain date is Sunday, May 22. Please join Naples Main Street and the Inn at Long Lake for the first annual “Naples Spring Spruce-Up Day.” Volunteers are needed to help spruce up the town. Volunteers will meet at the Inn at Long Lake on Lake House Road at 8:30 a.m., and be separated into four groups. These groups will be assigned an area to “spruce up” — Kent’s Landing, Route
114, the Causeway and the Village Green. Volunteers must have their own transportation and are asked to wear gloves, bring rakes and water bottles. Trash bags will be provided. There will be a barbecue back at the Inn at Long Lake for all volunteers at 12:30 p.m. For more information on this event, please contact Keith at 693-6226 or Connie Eldridge at 831-0890. This event is being sponsored by Naples Main Street and the Inn at Long Lake.
Pequawket Trail clean-up day
F R Y E B U R G / BROWNFIELD — The Route 113 Corridor Committee will host a Clean-up Day of Pequawket Trail, also known at Route 113, on Saturday, May 7, from 8 a.m. to noon, with a barbecue to thank volunteers to follow at 1 p.m. At 8 a.m., teams of volunteers will fan out from the Brownfield Community Center or the American Legion Hall on Bradley Street in Fryeburg, and cover around one to two miles of roadway. The Brownfield and Fryeburg portion of the cleanup will coincide with the Mount Washington Valley Pride Day Litter Cleanup, organized by the Mount Washington Valley Chamber of Commerce. In 2007, Route 113 from Standish to Gilead, a distance of approximately 60 miles, was designated by the Maine Department of Transportation as the Pequawket Trail Scenic Byway. The Route 113 Corridor Committee has been meeting on a bimonthly basis to organize marketing activities for the Byway. The
cleanup day on Saturday, May 7 is intended to spruce up the Byway and build pride among residents and visitors. Established in 2004, the Route 113 Corridor Committee is comprised of representatives from the towns of Standish, Baldwin, Hiram, Brownfield and Fryeburg to serve as a forum for dialogue around issues of mutual interest. The Corridor Committee is staffed by the planners from the Greater Portland Council of Governments and the Southern Maine Regional Planning Commission. For more information, visit www.smrpc.org/transportation/corridor/corridor. htm#113
by Virginia Staples Bridgton Correspondent Tel. 647-5183
Bird watch at Brownfield Bog The Lakes Environmental Association will host a bird watch at the Brownfield Bog with Jean Preis on Thursday, May 12. Meet at the LEA office at 230 Main Street for carpooling at 7 a.m., or by the little white house in the bog at 7:30 a.m. A Children’s Hands-On Art Festival will take place at the Stevens Brook Elementary School from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, May 7. The Loon Echo Land Trust will sponsor a spring hike up Pleasant Mountain on Saturday, May 14 from 8:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. The annual Plant and Bake Sale at St. Joseph Catholic Church will take place Saturday and Sunday, May 14-15, beginning at 9 a.m. A plant swap and perennial division will be held by the Lakeside Garden Club on Monday, May 16, at 2 p.m. Gallery 302 will hold its
annual Miniature Show from now through Thursday, May 26 at the gallery on Main Street. An artists’ reception will be held on Friday, May 6 from 5 to 7 p.m., featuring the music of the Highland String Trio. There will be a roadside cleanup on Saturday, May 7 by Bridgton Community Crime Watch. Meet at 8:30 a.m. in the upper lot at the Municipal Center. The cleanup will take place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be a Mother’s Day Brunch by the Knights of Columbus at 11 a.m. on Sunday, May 8 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, North High Street, Bridgton. An ATV Club meeting will be held at 4 p.m. on Sunday, May 8 at the Community Center. My best and sincere wishes for all mothers on their special day with her family. Mothers are very special.
The Bridgton Public Library announces programming for Mother Goose Time, held Fridays at 10:30 a.m. at the library: • May 6 — It’s all about Mom! Through songs and a poem, we will honor this remarkable individual. • May 13 — Our little feathered friends join us as we celebrate International Bird Day. Those beautiful winged creatures that bring vibrant colors to the sky and
fill the air with music add great joy. • May 20 — Exercise! It’s time to move our body and get in shape. Jumping, stretching and being in motion to give your muscles a workout will be top priority. • May 27 — Flowers with their scent of perfume linger in the breeze. Make one of these beauties for your home.
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Historical Society. Narramissic, located at the end of Ingalls Road, off Route 107 in South Bridgton, with over 20 acres of fields, sits on one of the highest points of land in town, with spectacular mountain views. The restored farmhouse will not be open for tours, since it is still in its winter “mothballed” state, but the society plans to have the house open Wednesday through Friday this summer, and for a full schedule of programs and special events. The grounds are open during daylight hours year-round. The Bridgton Historical Society also operates an archive and museum in the former fire station on Gibbs Avenue in downtown Bridgton, which is open by appointment year-round, and on a regular schedule during the summer months. For further information contact the Bridgton Historical Society at P.O. Box 44, Bridgton, ME 04009, 647-3699, visit www. bridgtonhistory.org, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
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In honor of Cinco de Mayo, Bridgton Historical Society will hold a Mexican-American themed supper on Saturday, May 7, at Narramissic, the historic Peabody-Fitch farm in South Bridgton, weather permitting. Cinco de Mayo, (Spanish for “Fifth of May”) is a holiday that commemorates the Mexican army’s victory over the French in the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862. It is a holiday that is celebrated primarily in the Mexican state of Puebla and the United States, where it has become a celebration of Mexican-American heritage. The barn will be festively decorated (a piñata has been donated to add to the fun), and Bridgton Historical Society board member Walt Bannon (and friends, perhaps) will supply the music. The menu will include Spanish rice, chili, chips and salsa, as well as hamburgers and hot dogs. Food will be served from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Price of the meal is $10, or $8 for members of the Bridgton
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Center. Bring samples of your crafts for their review. On Saturday, May 14, starting at 9 a.m., members are asked to participate in a store cleanup, and take part in getting articles ready for sale on the following Saturday, May 21, starting at 9 a.m. Make sure all items have a price tag and your identification number. The store will be open Saturday, May 28 through Monday, May 30 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and then open on the first two weekends in June. Starting Saturday, June 18, the store will be open seven days a week through Labor Day Weekend.
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The Bridgton Arts & Crafts Society will be opening its doors for its 33rd season on Saturday, May 28. The store is located at 12 Depot Street, across from the Bridgton Community Center. Are you a local crafter and interested in selling your items in the store? The society has a few more openings for additional crafters for this year. If interested, call the store at 647-8781 and leave a message, someone will get back to you. If you prefer, stop in and talk with the members. The society will be holding its first meeting of the year on Saturday, May 7 at 9 a.m. in the Bridgton Community
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Children’s Hands-on Art Festival May 7
Larry R. Dow and Kate Houghton of Harrison have a girl, Daisy Mavis Dow, born April 22 at Stephens Memorial Hospital in Norway. Daisy weighed four pounds. Maternal grandparents are John and Cathy Houghton of Harrison. Paternal grandparent is Grace Merrick of Paris. Jennifer and Jeffrey Pelkie of Fryeburg have a daughter, Danielle Susan Pelkie, born Dec. 29, 2010 at Memorial Hospital in North Conway, N.H. Danielle weighed 7 pounds 2 ounces and was 21 inches. She joins sisters Nicole, Brianna and Caligrace. Maternal grandparents: Stephen and Nancy Leach of East Fryeburg. Paternal grandparents: Ronald and Terry Pelkie of Stow. Maternal great-grandmothers: Mrs. Calvin Harnden of East Fryeburg and Mrs. Clarence Leach of Fryeburg.
A Children’s Hands-On Art Festival will be held on Saturday, May 7 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Stevens Brook Elementary School in Bridgton. There will be door prizes, earth art crafts and projects, and great ways for the kids to make a homemade Mother’s Day gift. Music will be provided by the Highland String Trio from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Food items will be on sale as a fundraiser for Landmark Human Resources. The event is co-sponsored by Bridgton Community Center and Landmark Human Resources.
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The Sunshine Ladies Club will be putting on their last supper until fall on Saturday, May 7 at Webbs Mills Community Hall from 5 to 6 p.m. Price is $7 for adults, $4 for children age 6-12 and five and under are free. The menu is beans, hot dogs, coleslaw, potato salad, corn bread, chop suey and yummy pies. The Red Hat Ladies of the Lakes Luncheon Group will have their next get-together at the Congregational Church in South Paris on Friday, May 27 at noon. The price will be $8. Contact Jan Love by Friday, May 20; you can call
her at 743-9474. Birthdays in May are Betty Baker, Eugenie Brill, Bea Head, Martha Pinkham, Ruth Robinson and Chris Vaillancourt. The American Legion Post #155 will be having a Fish Fry on Friday, May 6 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Then, on Saturday, May 7, the Auxiliary will hold its annual Chinese auction. Doors open at 4 p.m., and the drawings start at 6 p.m. There will be lots of great prizes to win — along with gift certificates, a dollar table and a 50/50 raffle. Refreshments will be available at the snack bar.
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FRYEBURG — Members of the Fryeburg Homemakers Extension will meet at the Legion Hall, Bradley Street, Fryeburg, on Wednesday, May 11. Social time and coffee will be at 9:30 a.m., followed by the business meeting at 10 a.m. Virginia Collard, an 60 YEARS MARRIED — Franklin and Gertie Tenney of Gainesville, Fla. recently celebrated their 60th wedding Extension member, will give anniversary. They were married April 16, 1951 in Raymond, and lived in Casco until moving to Gainesville in 1966. They returned to Casco for summers. Mrs. Tenney is the former Gertrude Knight. Their children are Carolyn Glasgow, Rhonda Crawford, Colin Tenney and Paula McLamb. They CASCO — A three-hour have 12 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. seminar on personal safety strategies will be held on Tuesday, May 24 at 6 p.m. at the Casco Community Center. The single most imporSWEDEN — The Sweden Community Church is changing the tant step toward supporting hour of its 4 p.m. service to 7 p.m., beginning on Sunday, May your personal safety is mak8. The church service will continue to be at 7 p.m. during the ing the decision to refuse to summer months. The Sweden Church is located on Route 93 on be a victim. This means you should have an overall perthe Bridgton Road, opposite the Sweden Town Hall. sonal safety strategy in place before you need it. Through this three-hour, non-physical, non-firearm seminar, students learn personal safety The Bridgton Art Guild is animal sculptures, so it will tips and techniques needed to presenting the 2011 Miniature be interesting to see what new identify and avoid dangerous Show at Gallery 302 in Bridgton ideas this year’s show brings. situations. Home, personal, now through Thursday, May 26. The public is invited to a auto, workplace and technoThis exhibit of small but often- wine and cheese reception logical security settings and exquisite pieces of art is always Friday, May 6, from 5 to 7 situations are covered. The a favorite. p.m. The Highland String Trio seminar is perfect for males The show usually contains will be providing live music and females, teens to cola variety of genres, including during the reception. Gallery lege-bound, and adults of all landscape, figurative work, 302 is located at 112 Main ages. abstract art and three-dimen- Street in Bridgton. For more The talk will be presented sional pieces. Last year’s works information, call 647-2787 or by executive board memranged from watercolors, oils visit their website at www.gal- bers of Scarborough Fish and pastels, to small felted lery302.com and Game: Hank Wheat, Lyn Heroux, Glenn Friar, Bob S SHOWING FRI., SAT. & SUN. • MAY 6 – MAY 8 Henckel and Tim DeLuca. C Wheat and Heroux are NRA-
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a talk on herbs. Plans will be finalized for the Plant and Yard Sale, which will be held on Saturday, May 28 at the Fryeburg Fairgrounds. Members will also plan out next year’s programs. Hostesses this month will be Lola Layne and Lisa Howard. Please remember articles for the military, and money for the Brownfield Food Pantry.
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Teacher, staff appreciation week The New Suncook School is holding an appreciation week May 2–8 for the teachers and staff of the school. This is an opportunity for the students and their parents to show how important teachers and staff are in terms of education. Many activities have been planned for the week by the PTA. starting with a breakfast Monday morning. The New Suncook School is a vital part of the community, and the PTA should be congratulated for keeping everyone involved in the student’s academic life. The New Suncook School is still looking for volunteers to take part in Alternative
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The Interactive Club of Fryeburg Academy will sponsor a Black Fly Festival on Saturday, May 14, at the Fryeburg Academy Gym. The activities run from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., with local crafters, games for the kids and food. We all complain about the black fly season, and it’s said that the native Indians were a very grumpy group in the old days, with only a loincloth between them and the flies. So folks, instead of being grumpy, come to the gym, and have a bit of fun. All monies earned will go to the Interact Club. Beginning Thursday, May 5, storyteller Jo Radner will offer a program called “Finding Our Stories” from 7 to 9 p.m. Everyone is invited to take part in this program of storytelling, either telling one or listening to one. With help, each attendee will have the opportunity to find in their memory a moment or event that can be created into a funny or interesting story to tell to the group. The group will encourage all to follow the theme to come up with topics that will, in the end, be a wonderful story. The program will continue on the following Thursdays: May 12 and 19, and one other, to be announced, with the program beginning at 7 p.m. It’s amazing the memories that we have, poignant or
funny, sad or gay, that can be put to words and woven into something serious or fun. All are invited to take part. Library Director Anna Romer has been fortunate to have three special people as volunteers. Anyone who uses the library will agree that those who volunteer at the library, or staff members, are always special. In her monthly message, Romer welcomed the three new volunteers, Fryeburg Academy Freshman Adriana Wissmann, Jodi Smith, newly residing in Lovell, and Fryeburg resident John Kremer. If you would like to become a part of this group of library volunteers, I guarantee you won’t be turned away. Director Romer also has a message for those attending library events — she would appreciate it if you would not park in the area across the street from the library. These spaces are for the business that operates out of that building. The town of Lovell and the library are working toward better parking for all. The Mother Seton House has entered into an agreement to buy a building that can house the mothers the organization supports. This is what the group has wanted to do, and all have worked diligently toward this goal. The mothers served by Mother Seton House,
with help from the Knights of Columbus from our Lady of the Mountains, have built bookcases for the many children’s books that have been donated by friends. What the group needs now is an increase of volunteers, who can help in many ways. Some of the opportunities for volunteers in the future are on Saturday, May 7, to help with tying ribbons on flowers for the Mother’s Day sale on Sunday, May 8. Someone is also needed on Mother’s Day to sell the flowers at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church starting at 9 a.m. On Saturday, May 14, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., someone is needed to sell Italian ice at the Black Fly Festival at the Fryeburg Academy Gym, as well as to help in setting up and taking down. And if you love babies, this is your chance to cuddle and entertain the little ones, while mothers are given the works by beauticians to prepare for Mother’s Day pictures to be taken at the church on Saturday, May 14 at 12:30 p.m.
On Saturday, June 4, the House will be taking part in the whacky Mini Golf Tournament sponsored by the North Conway Kiwanis Club. All these events could use volunteers, so if you’d like to be part of this great effort, contact Cyndi Broyer at cyndi@klc5. com The exercise group has finished for the season. All those who took part would like to thank Lovell Recreation for sponsoring this program. We’d also like to thank Michael for keeping us young through exercise. As a way to end the season, a group went to see the M&D Production of Five Women Wearing the Same Dress. This cozy little theatre was the perfect venue for this play, putting the audience practically right into the set and the action. Funny doesn’t aptly describe these five southern women, all different, crazy and dramatic. It was a wonderful way to end the season, watching these five wonderful performers TEACHERS, Page B
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(Continued from Page B) tickle our funny bones. It was great entertainment, with each actress earning equal points for playing their parts. Great fun. In my item about going to church on Easter Sunday, I forgot to compliment Elsa Newhouse, organist and choir director, and Ruth Mitchell, bell ringer director, for the wonderful work they do with each group. It was truly music at its best.
functioned as a hub of activity. Since then, the building expanded to accommodate the services provided. Eventually, the former fire barn was incorporated into the library. Today, this part of the building is home to the children’s section and circulation desk. The library will celebrate the beginning of its 60th year with an Open House on May 21 from 1 to 4 p.m. and hopes to use the event to highlight its history and future. The public is cordially invited to attend. During the past year, the trustees and staff met with Dick Dyer of Dyer Associates, a public relations and management counseling firm. Based on his recommendations, they’ve made a list of accomplishments and formed a special finance committee and facilities committee. To help supplement the limited library budget, the staff, trustees and other volunteers apply for grants and sponsor fundraisers. In 2002, the
library received a grant from the Stephen and Tabitha King Foundation for an addition. In 2010, this same foundation made it possible for Grant Plummer of Fieldstone Builders, Inc. to seal and insulate the library, replace mildewed walls, repair crumbling interior walls and perform other necessary maintenance, while Kevin Vaughn of Vaughn Painting painted the former off-white walls burgundy and amber, thus creating a much cozier atmosphere. Both Grant and Kevin donated many hours of their labor. Other grants support science programs and technology, including Cornerstones of Science, a National Science Literacy Initiative that connects children, teens and adults to science and technology through books and programs. It’s made possible through the generous support of Lee Groxzins, the majority of patients recov- Thermo Fisher Scientific of er after receiving appropriate therapy. Lyme disease is preventable. Maine CDC recommends following the “No Ticks 4 ME” With “travel” as the theme, approach, which includes: friends and acquaintances from 1. Wear protective clothing about 15 states and Canada 2. Use insect repellent 3. Perform daily tick checks gathered to celebrate the 100th 4. Use caution in tick habi- birthday of Bridgton summer resident, Isabel Gray. tats Isabel has been a Bridgton Ticks must be attached for 24-48 hours before the bacteria summer resident on Highland can be transmitted, so prompt Lake for over 50 years. She removal of ticks is extreme- received acknowledgement of ly important. Anyone with a her milestone from President known tick bite or who has Obama. Many know Isabel as a travbeen in a tick habitat should eler, but perhaps not as a world watch for symptoms for at least 30 days after the exposure. If traveler. It might have been her symptoms develop, call your Uncle Elmer, who lived quite close to her in Orange, N.J., physician. Maine CDC has numerous who kindled her imagination. educational materials available Uncle Elmer was responsible, on their website at www.maine. to some degree, for building the gov/dhhs/boh/ddc/epi/vector- railroads in Central American countries such as Honduras and borne/lyme/index.shtml
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“Don’t judge a book by its cover,” the library now displays many books face-out rather than all spine-out. Doing so adds to the color and feel of the rooms, which have been recently repaired and painted. It’s little things like this that equate to big changes for the library, which also offers a café with coffee, tea and baked goods, a free magazine swap, music collection, graphic novels for kids and adults and so much more. Copies of local history books and locally made products are for sale in the café corner. In 1948, the Casco Public Library had its humble beginnings when a group of ladies known as the Farm Bureau decided to sponsor this project as a service for the local readers. Its first home was in the former Casco High School, which is presently the Community Center. After raising funds, the library opened for business in its current location on March 15, 1952 and has always
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Starting seeds (Continued from Page B) can start to feed them on a weekly basis with a half strength liquid fertilizer. Once the seedlings are hardy and strong enough, they will be ready to transplant in your garden! This article is presented by Karla Ficker, producer of the Northern New England Home Garden Flower Show to be held at the Fryeburg Fairgrounds, May 13-15. Visit the show’s website at www.homegardenflower.com for more detailed show information.
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Around the Softball Horn Raider girls ranked #1. Fryeburg Academy (6-0) is one of just two unbeaten (Oak Hill is the other at 5-0, but ranked just fifth) teams in Class B West softball, rolling up wins over Cape Elizabeth, Wells, Yarmouth and Freeport to climb to the first Heal Rating’s Number 1 spot. FA logged two straight shutouts last week as freshman Sarah Harriman struck out 7 hitters in each game as the Raiders beat Cape 5-0 and Wells 6-0. Harriman surrendered 5 hits against Cape (3-1), and had to leave after 5 1/3 innings due to back spasms. Senior Charlotte “Chuck” Lewis came in relief, and was dominant as well, allowing just one hit (it appeared to be a miscue by officials as the ball seemed well foul down the third base line near the bag, but was ruled fair) while striking out 2. Lewis, who had made a sterling backhanded stop at second base in the fourth with two runners on to start a double play, showed the poise that helped lead the Raiders to the state title game last week, inheriting two runners on with one out in the sixth. She struck out one hitter, and induced a ground ball to third, where Maggie McConkey recorded the final out. Offensively, sophomore Carla Tripp went 4-for-4 with 3 runs scored and 2 stolen bases. Maddie Pearson went 2-for-4 with 2 runs scored, 2 RBI and 2 stolen bases. Junior Maggie McConkey drove in 2 runs. Harriman was back in fine form Friday and shut down Wells’ attack, allowing just 3 hits and 2 walks. Wells threatened early by loading the bases in the first inning, but Harriman wiggled out of trouble by notching a strikeout to end the frame. The Raiders continued to pressure their opponents early, scoring three times in the bottom of the first as senior Ashley Watkins belted a 2-run double. Carla Tripp continued her torrid early season start with a 3-for-4 day. Watkins also went 3-for-4 with 3 RBI. Yarmouth fell from the unbeaten ranks Saturday as the Raiders broke the game open late for a 9-3 victory at the Academy diamond. With the game tied 2-2 in the fifth, Fryeburg finally broke the ice by plating 7 runs. Yarmouth hurt their chances by issuing four straight walks. Then, Maddie Pearson (2-for-3, 2 runs scored, 2 steals) and Charlotte Lewis (2 RBI) delivered the game changing hits. Pearson had a RBI single, and Lewis drill a shot down the third base line, scoring two more. McConkey (3-for-4) and Watkins closed out the big inning with RBI singles. Brie Pelkie delivered a run-scoring hit in the fourth inning. Defensively, outfielder Maddy Smith made two great defensive plays in right field. “Defensively, the team has been progressing well. We are getting sharper and making some outstanding plays,” FA Coach Fred Apt said. “Against Yarmouth, we executed a perfect rundown play, which we had trouble with earlier in the season. I like the team effort being put forward, and the improvements that the team continues to make on both sides of the diamond.” At Freeport Monday, the Raiders kept rolling as Karissa Watkins smacked a 3-run home run to center field for an 8-0 victory over the Falcons. Sarah Harriman struck out 9. Next up: The Raiders host Gray-New Gloucester (2-3) on Friday at 4 p.m. Lake Region (1-3) had a golden opportunity to pick up a win on the road Monday at Wells, but came up short 7-4 against the Warriors. The game was tied 4-4 late, but the Warriors managed to pull it out. Kristina Morton paced the LR attack with a 2-for-3 day, while Heidi Jewett, Hailey Geoghegan and Kayleigh Lepage each had 1 hit. Allison Clark struck out 7, while allowing 10 hits over six innings. She gave up a walk and 5 earned runs. Last week, the Lakers downed Poland 15-6 for their first win of the season. Morton triggered the 17-hit attack with a 4-for-5 game, including 2 runs scored and 3 RBI. Abby Craffey went 3for-3 with 3 runs scored and a RBI, while Hailey Geoghegan was 3-for-5 with 3 runs scored and Allison Clark went 3-for-5. Other players with hits were: Hannah Cutting (RBI), Kayleigh Lepage (2 RBI), Heidi Jewett, Michelle Basselet. Clark pitched 7 innings, striking out 4 while allowing 7 hits and 6 runs (5 earned). At Greely, the Rangers blanked the Lakers 7-0 allowing just an early hit by Abby Craffey. SHORT TAKES, Page C
LOOKING FOR AN OPEN TEAMMATE — Lake Region’s Anthony Osmond (left) searches out an open teammate as he is pursued by Fryeburg Academy players including Steven Caracciolo (#25) during last week’s boys’ lacrosse game held in Fryeburg. (Rivet Photos)
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Lakers gain victory over rival Raiders
FRYEBURG — Don White could see it coming. He knew his Lake Region boys’ lacrosse team was close to earning the school’s first varsity victory, but had managed to come up short in past outings. Until, last Wednesday. The Lakers (1-2) broke through against their rival, Fryeburg Academy (0-2), with a 6-2 win. Lake Region scored first with a fast break by TJ Leach 1:32 into the first quarter. Leach dodged two defenders and shot left handed by the Fryeburg goalie. Fryeburg Academy’s Jake Osgood tied the game at 1-1 less than a minute later. Two minutes later, Ryan Chute drew the Fryeburg goalie out of the crease, spun around
and shot it by the goalie, just as he was knocked to the ground by the Fryeburg defense. The score remained 2-1 for almost two full quarters due to great goaltending by Lake Region goalie Joe Turnbull, who had 24 saves during the game. Four minutes into the third quarter, Fryeburg’s Jake Osgood scored his second goal of the game tying the game at 2-2. Three minutes later, Eli Szeto won a ground ball on the LR defensive end and took off. He ran the ball down to the other end of the field avoiding several defenders and finding Ryan Skillern on the fastbreak. Skillern quickly passed the ball to Anthony Osmond, who set up TJ Leach for the goahead goal. Skillern added another goal with a shot from the top right side of the box. Matt Schreiber and Morgan Brown both finished with a goal apiece to make the final score 6-2. “We won the ground ball game and was able to turn them into some good scoring chances. The team was really ready for this game and we were thrilled to get our first win,” Coach White said. “It was definitely a team effort were everyone contributed. We are a lot more competitive than a year ago, and are really looking forward to the rest of the season.” In other action, Oxford Hills 11, Lake Region 3: Lake Region went into the Oxford Hills game with a lot of confidence after scoring six and only allowing two goals in the previous
SIDELINE COLLISION — Lake Region’s Ryan Skillern makes a high hit on Fryeburg’s Mike LeGoff (right). game. “We started out well,” Coach White said. Halfway through the first
quarter, the score was 1-1 due to a hard shot from Morgan Brown. Brown’s shot hit the soft grass and didn’t bounce, beating the
Raiders’ ‘stately’ debut
WELLS — The long ride was well worth it for the Fryeburg Academy track team. Four Raider girls and three boys reached state meet qualifying standards in their first outing as Fryeburg placed second in the four-school event. Sage Hennessy qualified in the 100 and 200 meters; Corinn Bedell in the 200 meters; Jamie Gullikson in the pole vault and 100 meter hurdles; and Laura Pulito in the 800 meters. On the boys’ side, Silas UP AND OVER — Jamie Gullikson of Fryeburg Academy races through the hurdles during Eastman qualified in the 1,600 last week’s track meet at Wells. Gullikson captured first place in the 100 meters. (Photo courtesy of Brea McDonald) meters; Milos Mijokov in the
100 and 200 meters; and Forrest Stearns in the javelin. FA scorers were: 100 Meters: 1. Sage Hennessy 13.16. 200 Meters: 1. Sage Hennessy 27.62; 2. Corinn Bedell 27.72. 800 Meters: 4. Laura Pulito 2:39.40. 100 Meter Hurdles: 1. Jamie Gullikson 17.74. 4 X 100 Relay: 1. Fryeburg Academy 54.02. 4 X 400 Relay: 1. Fryeburg Academy 4:30.36. High Jump: 2. Jamie Gullikson 4-feet-4; 4. Sarah
Welch 4-feet-2. Pole Vault: 1. Jamie Gullikson 8-feet-6. Long Jump: 1. Sage Hennessy 13-feet-8; 5. Sarah Welch 12feet-7. Triple Jump: 3. Sarah Welch 26-feet-6. Shot Put: 3. Katie Heggie 72-feet-5.5; 5. Audry Boyd 66feet-9.5. Javelin: 4. Katie Heggie 54feet-9.5. Final standings: Falmouth 127.50, Fryeburg Academy 68.50, Wells 37, North Yarmouth FA TRACK, Page C
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SHE IS OUT! — Fryeburg Academy third baseman Maggie McConkey (right) tags out a Cape Elizabeth player during action last Wednesday. The Raiders blanked the Capers, and continued their strong start with wins over Wells, Yarmouth and Freeport. (Rivet Photo)
(Continued from Page C) Clark hurled 6 innings, striking out 2, walking 2, giving up 6 hits and 7 runs (4 earned). Up next: The 14th ranked Lakers travel to Falmouth Friday, and host Freeport Monday at 4 p.m. Baseball Diamond Notes Lake Region Coach Dan Leland could only shake his head after watching his club drop a 7-6 loss at Wells Monday. Falling to 1-3 is tough, but how the Lakers reached that mark is what smarts. With pitcher Zach Allen allowing just 3 hits (including a double) and no earned runs, the Lakers committed 8 errors. Allen walked 4 and struck out 2. “As you can clearly see, we will not compete until we learn to make routine plays. Even in our win at Poland (15-12), we made more errors than them. Greely scored 6 runs in one inning on 4 walks, a hit by pitch, 2 errors and one hit. We just can’t beat teams playing like that. We are beating ourselves,” Coach Leland said. “I just hope we can turn it around before it is too late.” LR fell behind 3-0 but rallied with 4 runs in the second. Wells regained the lead with a run in the second and 3 more in the third. The Lakers plated 2 runs in the seventh. Adam Shane paced the LR offense with a 3-for-4 outing, including two doubles. Allen had a hit and 2 RBI, while Alex Hartford had a double, RBI and scored 2 runs. Other players with hits were Dakota Bush and Cody Gibbons.
Lakers’ first lacrosse win
(Continued from Page C) goalie under his stick. In the second quarter, Ryan Chute helped keep the game close with an unassisted goal from the side of the net. Then, Oxford Hills took over and Lake Region wasn’t
HERE’S THE PITCH — Lake Region pitcher Allison Clark prepares to fire a pitch during recent varsity softball action. The Lakers saw a chance of notching their second win evaporate last week as Wells broke a 4-4 tie to gain a 7-4 victory. (Rivet Photo) At Greely, the Lakers managed just 3 hits (Bush, Mike Shea double, Gibbons) in a 8-1 loss to the Rangers. LR left 6 runners on with Shea scoring the lone run. Patrick Irish surrendered 7 runs (5 earned),
allowing just 2 hits while issuing 4 free passes. Mike Mageles hurled three innings, striking out 3 and giving up just 2 hits. At Poland, the Lakers out SHORT, Page C
Honor for Krysti
Krysti Leach All-Conference lacrosse
ON THE ATTACK — Fryeburg Academy’s Tyler LeGoff turns the corner against Lake Region defender Zach Simmons during last week’s varsity boys’ lacrosse game. (Rivet Photo)
Krysti Leach of Naples didn’t play lacrosse in high school, but has proved to be a quick learner. The Lake Region graduate, who is a junior at Gordon College, has been honored with the Commonwealth Coast Conference All-Conference accolades for her efforts over the 2011 women’s lacrosse season. A Second Team honoree, Krysti was instrumental in the defensive midfield for Gordon, grabbing 55 draw controls, 35 ground balls, and forcing 11 turnovers over the course of the regular season. Krysti also pitched in on the offensive end with 16 goals and eight assists (24 points). A biology major, Krysti is the daughter of Gordon and Loralee Leach.
Despite few numbers, the Lake Region boys track team still managed to finish in the middle of the pack during their home meet last Friday. Mason Kluge-Edwards captured a first in the 110 meter hurdles in 19.4 seconds (a personal record) and added third place finishes in the 300 meter hurdles at 53.8 seconds and the high jump at 5-feet-2. Other scorers were: Jeremy McClue, fourth in the 100 meters at 12.5 seconds; Dillon Knudsen second in the 400 meters at 56.3 seconds; Mark MacDougall fifth in the high jump at 4-feet-10 (a personal record) and second in the triple jump at 30-feet-10; Tyler LaPlante fifth in the long jump at 15-feet-16.75; Garrett LaBarge fourth in the shot put at 29-feet6.25; and Aldi Guzja fifth in the shot put at 28-feet-10.75. The Laker relay teams placed second. In the 4 X 400 meters, the foursome of Jeremy McClure (66.9), James McCann (70.6), Alex Connolly (69.9) and Dillon Knudsen (58.6) combined for a 4:26.0, while in the 4 X 800 meters runners Andrew Carlson (2:42.1), McCann (2:41.1), Aldi Guzja (2:49.1) and Knudsen (2:21.1) posted a 10:33.4. Final standings: Greely 194, Freeport 52, Lake Region 47, Old Orchard Beach 24, AR Gould 8.
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able to recover. At halftime, the struggled to maintain possesscore was 7-2. Jarid Pierce did sion and take good shots. a great job in goal making 18 In the fourth quarter, Patrick saves for Lake Region, but we Hayes made a great pass from
PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
By Wayne E. Rivet Staff Writer Kristina Morton is taking full advantage of her chance to be a varsity softball player. The Lake Region sophomore leads the team in average at .429 and has knocked a team-best 5 RBI over the first four games of the season. She also has two doubles, while playing a “very solid” right field in her first season as an outfielder. “Kristina has an extremely pleasant attitude and always seems to be enjoying herself. She hits in key situations, where we have runners on base — an aspect of the game missing last year,” Lake Region Coach J.R. Warren said. “Kristina shows great poise for a person her age in KRISTINA, Page C
By Wayne E. Rivet Staff Writer Mike Mageles has brought a great attitude and hard work ethic to the Lake Region varsity baseball team every day. “Mike is a competitor. He plays hard and is the anchor in our outfield. Despite only being a sophomore, Mike is setting an example of how to do things right on the baseball field,” Lake Region Coach Dan Leland said. “His work is starting to pay off. Mike pitched three scoreless innings in relief against undefeated Greely last Saturday. He is a pleasure to work with.” In recognition of his strong work ethic, determination, commitment and good sportsmanship, Mike is this week’s Boosters and Hancock MIKE, Page C
(Continued from Page C) lasted the Knights in a slugfest as Mike Shea went 4-for-5 with 3 runs scored and a RBI, and Josh Robbins went 2-for-5 with 2 doubles, 2 RBI and 2 runs scored. The win proved costly as All-Conference catcher Danny Place suffered a knee injury as the result of a collision at home plate. LR seemed to enjoy a comfortable lead up 11-4 after two innings and 13-7 after four. But, the Knights tightened it with a 5-run fifth. Irish came on in relief, allowing no runs and no hits, striking out 3 for the save. Alex Hartford picked up the win giving up just 3 earned runs on 3 hits. He struck out 2. Other LR hitters were: Jacob Anderson, Allen (2 runs scored) and Shane (RBI). Up next: The Lakers (1-3) travel to Falmouth Friday and host Freeport on Monday at 4 p.m. Girls’ Lacrosse Fryeburg Academy staged a
OUT AT THE PLATE — Off a strong throw, the Raiders were able to record an out at home plate as Fryeburg Academy catcher Bobby Ramsay tags a Cape Elizabeth runner during last Wednesday’s game. The Capers handed the Raiders a loss. (Rivet Photo) frantic rally at Rumford, scoring 4 times late in the contest only to fall short, 10-9 against Mountain Valley. Brenna
Gerchman scored 4 goals and had an assist for the Raiders (03). Meghan MacGillivray netted 3 goals while Abby Smith
scored twice. Brittany Fox logged 12 saves. Five different players scored for the Falcons (1-3).
Flagg was second in 57.5 seconds. In the 4 X 100 Relay, the Lakers recorded a first in 53.7 seconds behind Dole, Perkins, Sydney Hancock and Leckie. In the 4 X 400 Relay, the Lakers placed second behind Knudsen (1:17.6), Elizabeth Schreiber (1:18.6), Courtney Yates (1:21.5) and Lucy Fowler (1:17.6) for a total of 5:15.3. In the 4 X 800 Relay, the Lakers were first in 12:11.2. Runners included Marissa DiMaria (3:02.5), Kayla Gray (3:08.5), Kasey Huntress (3:03.7) and Kelsey Winslow (2:56.5). Sydney Hancock took third in the high jump with a personal record 4-feet-6, while Lucy Fowler was fifth at 4-feet-4.
Leona Kluge-Edwards brought home a second in the pole vault at 5-feet-6. Hannah Flagg was sixth in the triple jump at 26-feet-6.25. The Lakers nearly swept the javelin with Kasey Huntress taking first with a toss of 62-feet9, followed by: Kelsey Winslow second at 62-feet, Maude Meeker fourth at 35-feet-2 and Julia Carlson fifth at 35-feet. In the shot put, Winslow was third at 25-feet-4.5; Paige Kenison fourth at 20-feet-11.25; and Julia Carlson fifth at 1811.25. Dani LaPointe recorded a fourth place finish in the discus at 46-feet-9. Final standings: Greely 130, Lake Region 85, Freeport 27.5,
Old Orchard Beach 18.5. Up next: The Lakers travel to Yarmouth Friday to meet the Clippers, as well as Wells and Poland at 3:30 p.m.
LR track: Leckie captures 2 wins
(Continued from Page C) On the ladies’ side, the Lakers were a solid second behind Greely behind first place finishes from Hannah Perkins, Doe Leckie (2) and Kasey Huntress. Perkins was victorious in the 200 meters in 29.1 seconds followed by Samantha Dole in second at 29.1. Perkins added a fourth in the 400 meters at 1:07.4 while Maggie Knudsen was fifth in 1:13.3. Leckie captured the 100 meter hurdles in a state qualifying mark of 16.0 seconds (a personal record). Hannah Flagg was fourth in 18.3 seconds, a personal record. Leckie added another win in the 300 meters, again in state qualifying time, at 51.4 seconds.
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(Continued from Page C) the field, at bat or on base and that motivates her teammates.” In recognition of her strong work ethic, determination, commitment and good sportsmanship, Kristina is this week’s Boosters and Hancock Lumber “Player of the Week.” Each week, a Lake Region athlete is recognized for his/her dedication (does more than what is asked), work ethic, coachability and academic good standing. Recipients receive a specially-designed t-shirt, sponsored by Hancock Lumber. The Morton File Name: Kristina Morton Year in School: Sophomore Town: Casco Parents: Jill and Larry Morton School Activities/Sports: Varsity softball, cheering and field hockey. Q. Why did you choose softball? I chose softball because it was something I tried when I was much younger, and I have stuck with it ever since. I also really enjoy the rush of catching or hitting the ball. Q. What do you hope to accomplish this season? I hope to make as few errors as possible, whether it be in my fielding, hitting or throwing. Q. What do you enjoy the most? The thing I most enjoy is a clean, solid hit that goes into a gap, and hearing my teammates cheering. Q. What do you like the least? One thing that I don’t like while I’m playing is that I know I can do better. There’s always something to improve on, whether it is running faster or hitting quicker. Q. What makes you successful? I think that having an open mind and being willing to try any new position has helped me be a successful player. Also, having a positive attitude even when things don’t look the best. Q. What would your dream moment be? I think that making it into the playoffs would be my dream moment. Q. What has softball taught you? This sport has taught me responsibility, discipline and to always keep my head up. In softball particularly, the game can change with just one hit, so I have learned to just stay positive. Q. Who has inspired you? My parents have definitely inspired me the most. They’ve been so supportive of everything I do.
(Continued from Page C) Lumber “Player of the Week.” Each week, a Lake Region athlete is recognized for his/her dedication (does more than what is asked), work ethic, coachability and academic good standing. Recipients receive a specially-designed t-shirt, sponsored by Hancock Lumber. The Mageles File Name: Mike Mageles Year in School: Sophomore Town: Bridgton Parents: Mark and Chris Mageles School Activities/Sports: Varsity soccer, basketball, baseball. Q. Why did you choose baseball? The sport chose me. I’ve never thought of playing anything different. Q. What do you hope to accomplish this season? Enhancing my hitting and becoming a more dependable centerfielder. Q. What do you enjoy the most? I enjoy the laid-back feel to the game and catching fly balls. Q. What do you like the least? Hitting. Q. What makes you successful? My fundamentals allow me to learn parts of the game easily. Q. What would your dream moment be? Hitting a home run. Q. What has the sport taught you? To not be a headcase. If you make a bad play, it is every easy for that to affect the rest of the game. Q. Who has inspired you? My dad has helped me become the player I am today. He has helped build all my fundamentals so that I can become a dependable player for the varsity team. tennis magazine, discounts on tickets to professional tennis events like the Boston Lobsters matches. For returning players and kids over 10, the cost to join USTA is $19 and if you join before July 15, you’ll receive a free gift, either a racquet
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Pondicherry Park concerns addressed By Lisa Williams Ackley Staff Writer Last week, Bridgton selectmen Doug Taft and Earl Cash announced that they had received “some feedback” regarding the public’s concern about the cost of the town taking over Pondicherry Park. Voters will likely be asked in November to approve the town taking over ownership of the 65acre park that has trail systems and is home to the Bob Dunning Memorial Bridge. The Pondicherry Park project has been overseen since 2006 and up to this point, by Loon Echo Land Trust, Lakes Environmental Association, as well as a volunteer Stewardship Committee. Selectman Taft said he “has nothing against a walking park,” but he stated he has wondered about the “possible strain on the town’s parks workers” should the town become responsible for Pondicherry Park. “I wish there was a way to educate the community of the potential costs to open this park
and help them make a decision,” Taft said, “before asking voters to make a decision on something that I don’t feel we have been fully educated on (and which could be) an enormous expense for us and a burden to our employees.” Selectman Cash asked if the question that will be posed to voters asking them to authorize the selectmen to have the town take over ownership of Pondicherry Park could be put off until a referendum vote at the polls in November. As to placing the question on the June annual town meeting ballot, Town Manager Mitch Berkowitz told the five selectmen, “If it is not acted on tonight (April 26 by the selectmen), you have no choice but to wait till November.” Selectman Woody Woodward said he believed voters had already given their cursory approval in a non-binding vote a few years ago and that at that time, “Loon Echo Land Trust and Lakes Environmental Association said they would take care of this
(maintenance and care of the park). “They said they had a volunteer group available,” Woodward said. Cash said he didn’t have enough information to make an informed decision, stating, “We had one meeting (with Peter Lowell of LEA and Carrie Walia of LELT) and to make a decision without having more information ourselves — we’ve got to know better what the other side has — they’ve got all the cards — and we’re dealing with a dead hand. What are they really thinking?” Public Works Director Jim Kidder said he was concerned, should there be a washout in the park during the spring or if trees come down. “I respectfully have to disagree with Woody,” Kidder said. “It’s going to cost us some money, and there is no money this year.” Selectman Paul Hoyt suggested the town could use monies from the Moose Pond Trust Fund for maintenance of Pondicherry Park.
“Those (MPTF) funds are available to do maintenance on town parks, and it wouldn’t be taxpayer dollars being spent,” said Hoyt. Selectmen also said they would like to hold a workshop with Lowell and Walia to discuss the language contained in the conservation easement and other documents relating to the transfer of ownership of Pondicherry Park to the town. Lowell, who was watching the April 26 selectmen’s meeting at home on Lake Region Television drove to the selectmen’s meeting and spoke at length about what will be done and who will take care of any maintenance and repair issues at Pondicherry Park. Lowell suggested the town set up “a sinking fund” and appropriate approximately $5,000 as seed money for the maintenance of Pondicherry Park. “We’ve been maintaining the park, and it’s really been used for five years now,” said Lowell.
(Continued from Page C) Academy 28. 100 Meters: 3. Milos Mijokov 12.01. 200 Meters: 4. Milos Mijokov 24.68; 5. Forrest Stearns 25.38. 400 Meters: 4. Seth Eastman 59.15; 5. Bryan Lu 59.70. 800 Meters: 4. Chris Solter
2:15.35. Academy 9:01.31. 1600 Meters: 1. Silas High Jump: 3. Walker Eastman 4:46.09. Mallory 4-feet-11. 3200 Meters: 1. Silas Triple Jump: 2. Milos Eastman 10:36.32. Todosijevic 29-feet-11.5. 4 X 100 Relay: 2. Fryeburg Shot Put: 3. Scott Pelkie 34Academy 47.93. feet-10; 5. Edward Price 324 X 400 Relay: 3. Fryeburg feet-2.5. Academy 4:21.83. Discus: 3. Edward Price 904 X 800 Relay: 1. Fryeburg feet-7.25; 4. Riley Pitman 89-
feet-4.5. Javelin: 3. Forrest Stearns 133-.05. Final standings: Falmouth 127, North Yarmouth Academy 69.50, Fryeburg Academy 53.50, Wells 25. Up next: The Raiders travel to Gray-New Gloucester this Friday for a 3:30 p.m. meet.
By Alison Vigneau Sports Information Director This week was a very successful one for the Wolverines. The baseball team extended their winning streak to seven games with a few big wins. They played Phillips Exeter and won 27-5, followed by a 10-6 win over Southern Maine Community College. They ended the week with an 8-5 win over Kents Hill. The lacrosse team also had a successful week as they faced off against the Hyde School and walked away with a 17-1 win. Diamond notes In the baseball team’s first game of the week against Phillips Exeter, Ben Callahan (Exeter, N.H.) took the mound in his hometown and didn’t let anyone down. He threw for just over four innings and recorded SEAN MULLEN of Barnstable, Mass. pitched a solid game to two strikeouts. earn the Wolverines their seventh straight win this week. At the plate, the Wolverines put up a strong effort resulting in 27 scored runs. Dan Concannon (Everett, Mass.) went 4-for6, scored two runs, with an RBI and a walk. Tanner Chase
(York) went 2-for-4, scoring four runs, six RBI, and a grand slam. Marco Spisso (Highland Falls, N.Y.) went 6-for-6, scoring four runs with four doubles and four RBI. Jason Hudson (Raleigh, N.C.) went three for five, scoring three runs, and had three RBI. The next day when the Wolverines took their home field they kept up the momentum from the big win over Phillips Exeter and secured a 10-6 win over Southern Maine Community College. Joey McCarthy (West Roxbury, Mass.) started on the mound for five innings with five strikeouts and only allowed two hits. Christian Lavoie (Hopkinton, Mass.) came in for the save and threw for two innings striking out three batters and didn’t allow any hits. At the plate, Shawn Kenney (Braintree, Mass.) performed well going one for one, scoring three runs, and taking a walk. McCarthy went two for four, scored two runs, tallied three RBIs, and hit WOLVERINES, Page C
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Day: Scholar-Athlete By Alison Vigneau Sports Information Director Jon Day of Gorham is this year’s Bridgton Academy recipient of the Scholar Athlete Award from The State of Maine Chapter of the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame. It is the mission of the National Football Foundation to “inspire our nation’s youth to compete on the athletic fields and in the classroom and to assume leadership roles on the high school and college campuses today.” Jon has worked very hard this year in the classroom and on the football field and follows in the footsteps of many Bridgton Academy alumni who have also received this award. Matt Burgess ’88 was the first recipient from Bridgton Academy and is now a current faculty member and football coach at the Academy. Along with Burgess other recipients include: Michael Bruneau ’90, John Powers ’91 (past faculty member), Thomas Asbury ’92, Robert Sinram ’93, Thomas MacLeod ’94, Charles McElligott ’97, Patrick Shairs ’02 (past faculty member and football coach), Michael Whitticon ’04, Thomas Daley ’05, Christopher Chandler ’06, Charles Bachelder ’07 and James Burrell ’08. Jon played tight end at Bridgton Academy and is attending Wesleyan University in September. Head football coach, Rick Marcella, said of Day, “The
thing that strikes me the most about Jon is his work ethic. He brings that with him everywhere he goes, with great motivation and followthrough. Jon refuses to be outworked by anybody.” Bridgton Academy Headmaster Grady Vigneau said, “Having previously been an officer of the Vermont Chapter of the NFF, I know firsthand just how much thought and evaluation goes into the selection of a recipient for a state’s Scholar Athlete Award. As such, Jon’s recognition speaks volumes about his accomplishments this year at Bridgton Academy. In the classroom, as a campus citizen, and on the football field, Jon has been a leader, an achiever, and an inspiration. As an Academy, we congratulate Jon and thank him for all he has done this year as a member of the Class of ’11.” Jon said, “I am extremely honored just to be nominated for this very prestigious JON DAY, Page C
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WORLD TAI CHI DAY — Tai Chi Maine of Bridgton members attended the World Tai Chi Day on Saturday, April 30. Over 70 people attended the 12th Annual World Tai Chi & Qi Gong Day held at Bowdoin College. Over seven different forms of Tai Chi were represented by various schools from all over Maine. Among them was the Tai Chi Maine group currently offering free Tai Chi lessons at the Bridgton Town Hall located on North High Street. Tens of thousands of Tai Chi and Qi Gong participants in hundreds of cities in over 70 nations came together to breathe together, to provide the world with a healing image of our planet and of our people. In each of the world’s time zones, the chi (energy) was greeted from the East on the hour (at 10 a.m. in Brunswick), exercised and amplified with an hour of Qi Gong exercises and Tai Chi practice and then sent to the West on the next hour. The Tai Chi Maine group from Bridgton was proud to participate with students of other Tai Chi forms from all over Maine, to learn from each other and delight in the sense of healing and community that such a gathering offers.
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(Continued from Page C) a double and a triple. Chase was walked four times at the plate and scored two runs for the Wolverines. Spisso had another solid day going 1-for-3 with a double and two RBI. In their last game of the week, the Wolverines beat Kents Hill 8-5. In the effort, Sean Mullen (Barnstable, Mass.) took the mound and in six innings only allowed five runs, while striking out five and taking the win. Kenney had a solid performance going 2-for-5, scoring one run and tallying a RBI. McCarthy went 1-for-4 with a walk and two runs scored. Spisso was 2-for-3 with a walk and one run scored, while Austin Wood (Naples) was 2-for-3 with a run. Lax reporrt The Wolverine lacrosse team had their only home game of the spring this past week. They played the Hyde School and BA opened up the game with five straight goals. With an 11-0 lead at the half, BA kept rolling into the third quarter and never looked back. What was most impressive was the fact that 14 out of 17 goals were assisted which shows great teamwork. Ian Farley (Camillus, N.Y.) led the scoring with six goals and one assist. Brooks Billingham (Martha’s Vineyard, Mass.) added three goals and one assist. Alec Westerhoff (Le Grange Park, Ill.) and Dom Crowley (Bainbridge Island, Wash.) added two goals and one assist each. Jeremy Buckley (Norwell, Mass.) and Connor King (Deerfield, N.H.) each had one goal and two assists while Spencer Matches (Sammamish, Wash.) had one goal and one assist. Sean Fosse (New York, N.Y.) added the last goal for the Wolverines and the rest of the assists were from Sean Williamson (Falmouth,
Mass.), Jeff Christiano (Rivervale, N.J.), Evan O’Donnell (Montclair, N.J.), and Matt Stango (Jupiter, Fla.). Up next This week, the Wolverines wrap up the year with their final few games. The lacrosse team plays at the Newport Cup this coming weekend. The baseball team is at home against Kents Hill on Friday at 4 p.m. The tennis team will have their final match at home against Kents Hill on Friday at 4 p.m.
Jon Day (Continued from Page C) award. Thank you to all my coaches who have pushed me along the way and taught me to never stop working my absolute hardest. I wouldn’t be where I am today without the help of great coaches through my career. I also want to take the time and say thank you to my mom who always pushed me to be better than I was in anything. I’d be lost without her.”
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LAND LISTINGS HARRISON – Quiet neighborhood close to boat launch to Long Lake. Enjoy snowmobile trails and skiing nearby. $69,900. MLS #1009248 HARRISON – Lovely Long Lake Waterfront lot with 147’ frontage waiting for you to build your dream home. Quiet area with cul-de-sac. Beautiful views with sunsets. Kayak, canoe, water ski, jet ski and hike in the Summer, Spring and Fall. Snowmobile and ski in Winter. $358,000. MLS #1010737
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Shoulder pain: Rotator cuff? By Nancy C. Donovan, Ph.D., PT, Director, Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Bridgton Hospital Do you experience pain in your shoulder when you reach up to get something, or when you lower your arm after reaching? How about when you wash or comb your hair, or when you try to put on a shirt or jacket? Do you awaken from sleep and experience pain when you roll onto your shoulder during the night? One possible cause of your pain is a problem with the rotator cuff of the shoulder. The rotator cuff is actually composed of four muscles and the respective tendons. The muscles are known as the supraspinatus, the infraspinatus, the subscapularis, and the teres minor. REMEMBERING DOT — Ed Rock, Shawnee Peak’s general manager, Sherry Snow, Suzanne These four muscles and their Anderson, Ross Graham and Charlie Scribner remember Dorothy “Dot” Robinson during a tendons provide stabilization for the shoulder joint (also called the ceremony on March 14 at the ski resort.
glenohumeral joint). Knowledge of the anatomy of the joint helps in understanding why a problem with the rotator cuff results in pain and decreased range of motion. The shoulder joint is categorized as a ball and socket joint and it is composed of three bones: the clavicle (collarbone), the scapula (shoulder blade) and the humerus (upper arm bone). The ball is the top of the humerus bone and the anatomical term for the socket is the glenoid fossa, which is formed by the scapula. The four muscles that comprise the rotator cuff allow for the arm to be lifted and rotated while at the same time holding or stabilizing the ball of the humerus within the shoulder joint. The muscles form a “cuff” over the head, or upper end, of the humerus. The muscles also connect the upper arm with the shoulder blade. Signs and symptoms of a problem with the rotator cuff include
Nancy Donovan Director of Physical Therapy pain at the top and outer side of the shoulder during reaching overhead, dressing, heavy lifting and/or bringing the arm out to the PAIN, Page C
Shawnee Peak remembers ‘Dot’
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Shawnee Peak recognized Dorothy “Dot” Robinson — who passed away earlier this year — with a plaque presentation and ceremony on Monday,
March 14. On hand to accept the plaque were Dot’s daughters, Suzanne Anderson and Sherry Snow. After her death, in lieu of flow-
ers, Dot’s request was for donations to be made to the Shawnee Peak Adaptive Ski program in her name. In all, Dot’s friends and
family donated $1,445 to the program, which has been combined with a generous $750 donation from the 4 on the DOT, Page C
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(Continued from Page C) side or behind the back. Individuals that may have a rotator cuff problem may also say that they feel their shoulder feels weak and they may also feel or hear a click or a pop when moving the shoulder. An injury to the rotator cuff can result from a fall or other trauma, lifting something heavy, persistent poor posture, or repetitive overhead activities. An injury can also be caused by inflammation of the tendons (termed tendonitis), inflammation of the bursa which is a fluid-filled sac found between the shoulder joint and the rotator cuff tendons (termed bursitis), and an actual strain or tear of the muscles or tendons. It may also be the result of “wear and tear” which causes the breakdown of protein found in muscles and tendons. Risk factors for developing rotator cuff problems include: age (most common over the age of 40), participation is athletic events such as pitching, swimming or tennis, working in the construction trades (including carpenters, electricians, plumbers, painters), poor posture, and weak shoulder muscles. It is important that an individual experiencing persistent pain as described above see her/his doctor early on before the problem progresses to a full tear of the muscle-tendon unit. It is possible that if diagnosed early, surgery may not be required. A physical therapist can develop a plan of care that includes very specific exercises to increase the strength of the rotator cuff muscles, and also increase the pain-free range of motion. When I was a professor of Movement Science and Physical Therapy, I used to instruct my students to eliminate from their minds and their practice the phrase, “No pain, no gain.” I believe that the phrase should be, “If there is pain, there is no gain.” Pain can initiate a cascade of physiological events that can actually get in the way of healing and decrease the speed of recovery. In conclusion, while the humerus bone is involved in the rotator cuff problem, the pain is not very funny! A physical therapist can provide serious help. Nancy C. Donovan is a Physical Therapist and has a Ph.D. in Exercise Science. She also has a certificate in Women’s Health Physical Therapy from Texan Women’s University. She has published an invited book chapter for a Women’s Health Physical Therapy textbook and is the editor-in-chief of the Journal of Women’s Health Physical Therapy. She is the director of Rehabilitation Services at Bridgton Hospital. If you have any questions about this article, or if we can provide any professional assistance to you or a family member, please contact Nancy Donovan directly at the Bridgton Hospital Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Department, 647-6145.
(Continued from Page C) Fourth Committee and other fundraising activities to purchase a $3,275 bi-ski. “Dot was a longtime Downeast Ski Club member and one of the first to ski Pleasant Mountain,” remembered Ross Graham, director of Shawnee Peak’s Adaptive Program. “We wanted to take this opportunity to thank her and her family for their support.” “The new bi-ski will allow 10 people to ski next season,” said Charles Scribner, co-coordinator of Shawnee Peak’s Adaptive program. The plaque will hang in the Shawnee Peak Sugar Haus — the headquarters for Shawnee Peak’s Adaptive Program and the weekend Kids’ Programs. It will serve as a reminder of Dot’s love for the sport and her desire to make it accessible for all.
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Naples tax rate up by 60 cents (Continued from Page 2A)
Committee Chairman Richard Cross handed out copies of the budget proposal to audience members. Goodine commented on the process everyone goes through to get to a reasonable end result. “They (members of the budget committee) produce the budget the same time I do. When we review these budgets, we do this together,” Goodine said. “They get a little scared that we are heading to doomsday. I am not as scared because I do this every year,” he said. Goodine highlighted some of the shifts in expenses. “General Assistance, with the
way the economy is, is going to get hit harder. I proposed $3,000 more than the budget committee did,” he said. Increased gas pump prices bumped up the cost of Animal Control for the town. Goodine added $675 to that line item. He said that would cover the additional gas expenses for Animal Control Officer Bobby Silcott, who serves Naples and communities in the region. Fuel prices also played a part in Goodine’s decision to increase the Unanticipated Expenses account by $5,000. “We don’t always use all of unanticipated expenses,” he said, adding it’s nice to have a
monetary cushion. One likely unknown — the cost for annual wintertime road maintenance – will be added to the article during town meeting. The majority of the recent budget increases come from road maintenance and building maintenance, he said. In the future, the town plans to create its own maintenance department. The move toward creating a maintenance department seems like a natural evolution — with the revamped Causeway, docks, and other public properties like the town beach and adjacent Kent’s Landing parcel. The proposed budget moves
$3,000 into Community Groups by allocating that money to Naples Main Street, a non-profit with a mission to help with town beautification and Causeway development. The local nonprofit plans to use the money to hire a professional grant writer to assist in accomplishing its goals, Goodine said. The Naples Public Library struck a balance to the budget – by requesting $3,000 less than the 2010-11 budget, he said. Another piece of good news: The fees brought in from building permits has nailed a 14 percent increase, which brought an additional $3,000 more than last year to the municipality.
said he wanted to clarify that the main intent of the conservation easement was to preserve the natural beauty of Pondicherry Park. “Seventy-five years from now, we don’t want to have basketball courts and race tracks there,” said Lowell. “The park is still relatively wild — it’s like going into the forest primeval, 100 yards from Renys. People go in there and enjoy the quiet and the beauty,” Lowell said. Selectman Taft asked Lowell, “How much is it going to cost the taxpayers, now or eventually? If the Stewardship Committee decides to add another mile (of trail), where is the money going to come from? Not that I’m not in favor of this, but at this point in time, you just said ‘for a period
of time’ you’re going to maintain it.” “It’s an ongoing commitment — for six weeks, six years, sixty years — for the life of the park, ” Lowell replied. Taft asked Lowell, “It won’t be cumbersome on the Parks and Public Works crews?” “I think if $5,000 were put away from the Moose Pond Trust Fund — the intent of the Stewardship Committee is for it to be perpetual (care and maintenance),” Lowell said. “You’ve got budgeting control, and we’re not walking away. You have the ultimate say,” he told the five selectmen. “I think I’m just looking to make sure people are comfortable with this, and the Park is 98% done,” said Lowell. “I would prefer to see the town own-
ing it. I think that’s appropriate. And, you could turn the tables on us. People want to do these (volunteer) things, such as serving on the Recycling Committee or the Economic Development Committee. This is the way Maine is.” I want people to understand we’ve tried to be up front.” Lowell then said he’d like to take the board of selectmen “on a trip through” Pondicherry Park. The board members voted unanimously Aril 26 to remove the question of the town taking over ownership of Pondicherry Park from the June annual town meeting ballot, which means voters will likely be asked to approve the change of ownership of the park at the polls in early November, 2011.
Pondicherry Park concerns addressed (Continued from Page C)
“We’ve been taking care of it.” “I think it’s important to have a Stewardship Committee to take the burden off the town,” Lowell said. “We think it’s a fabulous gift to offer to the town, but it doesn’t mean we’re walking away from it.” As for liability insurance that would be obtained for Pondicherry Park, Lowell stated, “I think the thinking here was this is a central park — something the town should be part of — it’s in the middle of downtown — it should be Bridgton’s park.” “I hear you on the stewardship thing,” Lowell told the board of selectmen April 26. “That’s our responsibility. We hear a lot of people appreciate it (the park), when they stand on the (Bob Dunning Memorial) Bridge and look up river — it’s fabulous.” Lowell said he believes the reason Pondicherry Park draws so many people is “because it’s an urban park — more people use it.” Local children also enjoy the park and understand its importance, Lowell pointed out. “Kids really see it as their park,” Lowell stated. “I think kids, through our (LEA) education programs, appreciate the environment and feel a real sense of stewardship.” The one thing that is not yet finalized, according to Lowell, is the conservation easement. He
FUTURE NEWSHOUNDS? — Taking a tour of The Bridgton News office Friday were members of Naples Cub Scout Pack 156, from left, Silas Burnham, Andrew LePage, Brody Sandberg and Cody Montgomery, shown with their Troop Leader, Tom LePage. The boys were shown page negatives and metal plates that used to be used in printing the newspaper, prior to the advent of digital page production. (Geraghty Photo)
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Danae pursues dance dream
Danae Winkler is pursuing her passion for dance. The 17-year-old was born in Maine and grew-up in Bridgton. She often displayed her love of dance in the annual talent shows at Stevens Brook Elementary School and in productions of Portland Ballet, where she attended classes. This passion led Danae to dance training in New York City. For the past three years, Danae has been studying at the Joffrey Ballet School and the Alvin Ailey School. She will graduate high school in June
having earned a Professional Performing Arts School Diploma and an Alvin Ailey School Certificate in Dance. Danae has performed in over a dozen concerts at various NYC venues including Skirball Center, Louise Fletcher Hall, Ailey Citgroup Theater, and Roundabout Theater on Broadway. She will perform in the Ailey/ PPAS Spring Concert at Ailey CitiGroup Theater on May 31, June 1 and June 2. Next fall, Danae will be traveling to London, where she will continue her dance
studies in the BA (Honors) program of the Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance (Rambert is England’s oldest dance school0 — its notable students have included Frederick Ashton, founder/ choreographer of the Royal Ballet, Christopher Bruce, Antony Tudor, Agnes DeMille and actress, Audrey Hepburn. Rambert’s degrees are validated by the University of Kent. Danae is looking forward to the summer in Bridgton before leaving for London in September. She is the daughter of Meg and Michael Winkler.
Relay for Life benefit FA spring concert
NAPLES — The “Angels of Hope” invite you to a yard sale the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life, a team event to fight cancer. The yard sale will be held on Saturday and Sunday, May 28 and 29, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Coldwell Banker Lakes Region Properties, located next
to Bray’s Brew Pub at 692 Roosevelt Trail, Naples. Donations of items for the yard sale would be appreciated. To donate, call Heather at 693-7000. The Relay For Life event is planned for June 25 and 26 at Windham High School.
Project Grad zumba
FRYEBURG — Fryeburg Academy music students will present their annual Spring Concert on Thursday, May 12 at 7:30 p.m. in the Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center. The performance will feature the Academy’s full chorus and band, as well as selected soloists. The Spring Concert is free and open to the public.
Science award winner
Jenna Chase of Naples received the Exercise Science Award at Saint Joseph’s College in Standish, awarded to the outstanding NAPLES — A Zumba fundraiser to benefit Project Graduation graduating senior majoring in exercise science. will be held on Thursday, May 19, from 6 to 7 p.m. at Lake Region High School Gymnasium. Cost is $10 per person. Win lots of great prizes while having fun and getting in shape. Everyone is welcome. SAD 61 Elementary School May 9 – May 13 MONDAY: Baked chicken patty, whole-wheat bun, romaine HARRISON — The Lakeside Grange is collecting items for a yard lettuce, tomato, pickle, oven baked potato wedges, chilled peachsale on Thursdays from 2 to 4 p.m. and Saturdays from 8:30 a.m. to es, milk. TUESDAY: Beef stroganoff w/whole wheat pasta, chilled fruit noon. Donations may be dropped off at the grange, located next to the Village Tie-Up. Please, no TVs, computers or large appliances. cocktail, milk. WEDNESDAY: Turkey & cheese sandwich, whole-wheat For weekend pick up, call Opal Gardner at 583-2960. bread, romaine lettuce, tomato, pickle, Goldfish, raisins, apples, milk. THURSDAY: Pizza, fresh salad bar w/romaine & ham chunks, chilled pears, milk. FRIDAY: Skillet omelet w/Colby cheese, oven-baked hash browns, baked beans, orange, low-fat chocolate chip cookie, milk. SAD 61 Middle School A Multi-Dealer Shop offering May 9 – May 13 Fresh Daily Arrivals of MONDAY: Whole-wheat stuffed crust pizza, baked chicken nuggets, dipping sauce, fresh deli sandwiches, pretzels, chilled ANTIQUES, pears, milk. COLLECTIBLES TUESDAY: Rotini w/sauce or meats, wheat roll, hot dog on whole-wheat bun, baked beans, fresh deli sandwiches, fresh salad bar, apples, milk. WEDNESDAY: Taco – pork filling, Goya black beans, hamburger on whole wheat bun, fresh deli sandwiches, fresh salad bar, chilled fruit cocktail, milk. THURSDAY: Low-fat macaroni & cheese, hot dog on wholewheat bun, fresh deli sandwiches, fresh salad bar, baked beans, Open Daily 10am-5pm chilled peaches, milk. 142 & 148 Main Street, Bridgton, ME 04009 • (207) 647-4500 FRIDAY: Pizza, fresh deli sandwiches, pretzels, fresh salad (across the street from Renys & Magic Lantern Theater) bar, Jell-O, whipped topping, orange, milk.
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Yard sale donations
SUPPORT BRIDGTON’S FOURTH OF JULY FIREWORKS Please send donations to: Robert McHatton 207 So. High Street Bridgton, ME 04009
Make checks payable to: Bridgton Fireworks Fund For information please call: Bridgton Lions Club
LIONS’ SELECTION HONORED — At Sebago Lions Club potluck supper last Thursday night, special guests were the Jeff and Marie Cutting family. Their daughter, Hannah, had been selected as a Lions Club Student of the Month at Lake Region High School. Hannah received a check and certificate from the Sebago Lions Club.
Pianists score well LEWISTON — The Biennial Pine Tree Piano Festival took place at the Olin Arts Center at Bates College this past Saturday, April 30. The festival was organized by the Maine Music Teachers Association, a state affiliate of Music Teachers National Association. MTNA is a nonprofit organization comprised of 24,000 independent and collegiate music teachers committed to advancing the value of music study and music making to society and to supporting the professionalism of music teachers. Founded in 1876, MTNA is the oldest professional music teachers’ association in the United States. Piano students from across the state of Maine competed in three categories — Elementary, Junior and Senior. Area pianist to claim top finishes included: Elementary Division Third Place – Ella Forbes of North Bridgton, a sixth grader, student of Kim S. Bean. Honorable Mention – Samara Morris of Bridgton, a sixth grader, student of Kim S. Bean. Other local students (under the direction of Kim S. Bean), who competed, were: Megan Cavanaugh, sophomore at Fryeburg Academy and Malia Marstaller, a junior home-schooler.
The ELIMINATION of ALL FORMS of PREJUDICE
“And among the teachings… is, that religious, racial, political, economic and patriotic prejudices destroy the edifice of humanity. As long as these prejudices prevail, …humanity will not have rest.” — from the Bahá’í Sacred Writings
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Opinion & Comment
May 5, 2011, The Bridgton News, Page D
Reporter’s notebook: Sorrow of Mother’s Day
FLYING HIGH — The weather was great, the wind was up, and the kites took flight at the Bridgton Community Center on Earth Day. Testing the kites they had just made are, from left, Kaylee Ferguson, 7, Madison Morse, 9, Allison Morse, 14, and (behind Allison) C.J. Ferguson, 10, all from Bridgton.
The brush pile
When I came downstairs this morning to make tea, there were four little gray birds on the ground outside our kitchen windows. Two were in the garden poking around at something, a third little gray bird stood on the lawn soaking up the warm rays of the early morning sun, and a fourth one stood on the porch under the bird feeder, but flew up and hid in the hedge when a gray squirrel ran up onto the porch. These little birds, that are solid dark gray with clean white bellies, look as if they had stepped into a dish of white paint. When they fly away, they flash white outer tail feathers. They are dark-eyed juncos, also known as slate-colored juncos. After breakfast, I decided to walk around the yard to see if any migrating birds had arrived overnight. The air was balmy, and the lake was perfectly still. All remaining patches of snow and ice in our yard had melted, but in the distance the ski slopes were still white with snow. It was the first nice day in a while, and it was easy to imagine that the birds were as happy as I was to be outdoors in warm sunshine. As I walked through the yard,
birds moved away from me, but they did not go far. From somewhere out of sight a chickadee’s clear voice sang hey! swee-tee; hey! swee-tee. From the shore of the lake came the harsh rattle call of the belted kingfisher, as he flew low over the water and landed on a low rock. About a dozen juncos were busy picking at things on the lawn, or hunting in the leaf litter for food, and their pretty trills, which one of my friends tells me sound like tiny tambourines, filled the air. (Listen on www.allaboutbirds. org). Then, I heard a bird singing Old Sam Peabody, Peabody, Peabody, and knew the whitethroated sparrows had returned to our yard during the night. There is an old brush pile at the edge of the yard, where various critters like to hide and explore, so I sat down on the top step of the cottage and turned my binoculars in that direction. Soon, two handsome male white-throated sparrows, easily distinguished by their white throat, white eyebrow stripes, and bright yellow spot in front of each eye, flew onto the brush pile. A couple of chipping sparrows joined them, and they
by Jean Preis News Columnist
were easy to recognize because of their unstreaked breast and little rust colored cap. A couple of song sparrows flew past, but they ignored the brush pile. The sparrows in the brush pile were very active, flying back and forth from the woods, perching on top of the pile, and scooting inside it out of sight. Once a phoebe stopped there, and a chipmunk stuck his head out, but mostly there were white-throated sparrows and chipping sparrows, so I was intrigued when a sparrow I didn’t immediately recognize popped out of the brush pile and perched on a twig. The bird was a warm brown and gray, with fine streaks on the sides of the breast. It had a rusty crown, gray on the sides of the head, and a white throat. A heavy black streak extended down each side of the face and behind each eye. I quickly attempted to sketch the bird, a primitive sketch, which consisted of a
couple of oval shapes to represent the head and the body, to which I added field marks and a few notes about color. It wasn’t much of a picture, but when I returned to the house and looked in the field guide it was enough to help me figure out that the bird on the brush pile was a swamp sparrow. I often hear or see swamp sparrows in wetlands, but had never had a chance to study one up close, and it was the first time I had seen one in our yard. Every day, birds move around our yard, looking for food, watching for predators, defending territory from rivals, raising families, and doing all the important things birds do. Most of the time I, too, am busy rushing through the day, but today I did something important. I took time to sit quietly and watch a pile of brush filled with birds. Jean Preis resides in Bridgton.
Toward a way to make people care
By Frank Daggett Special to The News On April 21, this paper carried Gail Geraghty’s “Viewpoints” piece, “We need a way to make people care.” She briefly reviewed local Earth Day plans, noted the strong environmental conscience in our region, and gave a very comprehensive listing of many problems that beset the environment. But she didn’t have any real insights on the question she raised: How do we make people care? The question implies, first of all, that there are a number of persons, a collective “we,” who do care and want to make others share our caring. A sec-
“Earth Notes” is an outgrowth of a deep ecology discussion group. Writers reflect a delight in and concern for the earth and are individually responsible for opinions and information. Community members are invited to submit articles. E-mail jschap@ localnet.com for details. ond question, unstated but lying under the surface, is why should people care? Many prominent environmentalists, scientists, authors, university professors, and just plain folks have shared Geraghty’s concern, but haven’t been able to come up with a way as yet. After all, if “people” don’t care about global catastrophe, what on earth will motivate them? Last week, I was fortunate to meet Carl Safina, noted scientist, author, and founder of the Blue Ocean Institute. Safina began his presentation with a quote from the prologue of his new book, The View from Lazy Point: A Natural Year in an Unnatural World. He too gave a comprehensive list of environmental problems and alarming trends, focusing on the oceans and ocean species (including people). He spoke convincingly about the need for
compassion for people already impacted by regional climate change, of respect for their dignity as humans, and the need for an ethic that would make people care, that would guide them in their actions, invoking Aldo Leopold and his call for a land ethic. The problem is found in a view expressed in Safina’s quote from his book: He rejects religion and philosophy as “medieval institutions” incapable of solving modern problems. But are they? And is a “modern” world without them any more capable of solving the great questions of meaning and values? Following his talk, I asked Safina to comment on the fact that the ideas he expressed so powerfully: compassion, human dignity, and morality — had their roots in the very “medieval” religion and philosophy he was rejecting as antiquated, obsolete, and
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FREE ICE CREAM FOR MOTHERS ON MOTHER’S DAY
Editor’s Note: The following column was written by staff writer Lisa Williams Ackley who first wrote a “Reporter’s Notebook” following the murder of 30-year-old Crystal Kay Perry in Bridgton just after Mother’s Day in May, 1994. The writer herself experienced a great loss in May, 2007, when her brother was killed by a relative. Now, the Lake Region has lost another single mother, 20-year-old Krista Deann Dittmeyer, through an apparent act of violence. Here are Ackley’s thoughts: Seventeen years ago next week, just four days after Mother’s Day, 1994, 30-year-old Crystal Kay Perry was brutally murdered in her small white ranch house on Route 93, two miles from downtown Bridgton. Her 12-year-old daughter, Sarah, was jolted awake around 1 a.m. and sat straight up in her bed, terrified, as she heard her mother being stabbed more than 50 times — Crystal’s bloodcurdling screams piercing the pitch black night air. Three days later, we buried my adoptive mother, Ola Dutcher Williams, who died of cancer. Soon after, Crystal’s mother, Grace Farnum Bartlett, became like a second mother to me, and her nine older siblings welcomed me, as well. Grace and I grew closer and closer, over the years. Sadly, Grace died just a few days shy of the date Maine State Police arrested Michael Hutchinson of Bridgton and charged him with Crystal’s cold-blooded murder. Hutchinson will spend the rest of his natural life in the Maine State Prison. Now, tragically, it has happened again. Just before Mother’s Day 2011, another bright, hardworking, cheerful and devoted young single mother from Bridgton — 20-year-old Krista Deann Dittmeyer — was found dead in a pond in North Conway, New Hampshire on April 27 from what police investigators are terming a “suspicious” death, as her 14-month-old baby girl, Aliyah, lay all alone in her car seat several hundred yards away. All Krista’s mom, LaNell Sutton Shackley, can do now is keep her beloved daughter’s memory and spirit alive for her beautiful little granddaughter to come to know as she grows up. Four years ago this week, on May 3, 2007, just before Mother’s Day, my younger brother Bernie Congdon Jr., and his two beloved dogs, Tootsie and Dupsie, were shot to death in his ranch-style home in Chittenden, Vermont, murdered in cold blood by his 16-year-old son and only child, Aaron Bernard Congdon, who is serving a sentence of 22 years to life in prison. Bernie and I, who had the same mother but different fathers, were born one year and nine days apart, me on Nov. 13, 1952 and Bernie on Nov. 22, 1953. I was placed for adoption as an infant in Brunswick, Maine where I was born, and adopted at three months old by Dr. and Mrs. Ralph E. Williams from Freeport. Bernie and I met for the first time in August of 2003, as we were about to bury our mother, Beverly Fosburgh Congdon. The two of us developed a deep love for one another and grew very close, over the next three-and-a-half years. His last e-mail to me read, “Love ya, Sis…Bernie.” I don’t have to imagine how Krista Dittmeyer’s sister, Kayla, feels — I know exactly how she feels. Having a loved one die suddenly is traumatic enough for anyone, but when they die senselessly from brutal acts, the emotional shock waves reverberate throughout every inch and crevice of one’s body, heart and soul for years and years to come. The unspeakable feelings have no end — there is only the relentless crescendoing and occasional ebbing of excruciatingly painful sorrow and loss. In each of these cases, the victims had no defense — they could not save their own lives. Once again, how tragic and senseless — the loss is incomprehensible — there are no words. All we have left to us are just exactly what the late singersongwriter Jim Croce said — “Photographs and memories.” So, on this Mother’s Day, hold all of your loved ones as close to you as you can and pray for the daughterless mothers, the motherless children and those of us who have lost our most precious siblings through violent acts. As I said before, nothing will bring them back to us — but we must memorialize Krista, Crystal and Bernie by genuinely reaching out to help others, love others, and maybe, at some point in time, trying to forgive those we can not conceive of forgiving.
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irrelevant. Honestly and somewhat poignantly, Safina said that he owed his own grounding in these concepts to his own early upbringing in religious school. Leopold spoke of a land ethic, but his classic book, A Sand County Almanac, never actually got around to proposing one. Leopold was a keen observer of nature, and like many who spend time in and are inspired by the natural world, a thinker. Trained as a scientist, he possessed a very human appreciation of the beauty and joy to be found in nature, he saw the need for an ethical framework to address the dangers facing nature — and us — but left it to others to build that framework. Science can detect dangers, but it takes value judgments to craft the responses that address the danger in a way that also protects human dignity. We’ve been here before. The periods of the Black Death or the Great Plague, of the Hundred Years’ War and the Second World War all threatened the existence of civilization, yet caused a re-examining of ancient traditions and philosophies, and the reinterpretation of religion in the light of present circumstances. We are still in the aftermath of the great planetary trauma of World War II. Earlier crises contributed to the flowering of philosophy, morality, ethics and religiouslybased responses to those crises. Today, churches, mosques, universities, and open-minded public discourse may again be the places where real, human solutions are found. Ancient religious and philosophical traditions have saved us before, and they can again, if we have the courage to re-examine them, along with new and different ideas and traditions. Frank Daggett works in Campus Ministry and occasionally teaches math at Saint Joseph’s College.
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To The Editor: The town is finally coming together to agree on how to attract businesses and having it aesthetically pleasing to the eye. One of the key elements of bringing new businesses and residents is public safety. We have an excellent police department and a new police chief. We need to complement them with their own dispatch center — not to would be penny-wise and pound-foolish. Not everything can be measured statistically. We have dedicated people in our dispatch center with many years of experience. They know the pulse of the town, the area and the citizenry the way outsiders cannot. The staff is not only professional, but is very loyal to this town. In the course of a day, they handle many walk-ins seeking advice or help. Dispatch equipment is old and needs to be upgraded. Give them the tools. We have seen enough jobs outsourced in this country. It certainly hasn’t
improved the quality of life. Jumping to county dispatch to save a few dollars is like betting on a sure thing that may not be a sure thing in the end. Bigger is not always better. Our dispatch center complements our police department. Here’s a conundrum — an officer arrests a subject, puts him or her in a holding cell, where by law, they need to be monitored; an emergency arises, the officer can’t leave until someone is called in; the emergency has to wait and there is the expense of the call-in. Dispatch now does the monitoring. Just like the song says, “You don’t know what you’ve got till its gone.” Bob Mawhinney Bridgton
To The Editor: Americans were recently treated to an unbelievable example of why many feel Washington, D.C. should appropriately be renamed LaLa-Land. Chairman of the Federal Reserve, Ben Bernanke, repeated his preposterous assertion that he finds no evidence of inflation in the American economy. I am quite confident that
PUBLIC NOTICE TOWN OF CASCO MAY 11, 2011 6:30 P.M. CASCO COMMUNITY CENTER There will be an informational meeting on May 11, 2011 at the Casco Community Center at 6:30 p.m. regarding Central Maine Power Company Smart Meters. 1T18
TOWN OF NAPLES
THANK YOU The Town of Naples would like to thank Clement Brother’s Lawn & Landscape, Inc., for volunteering on Earth Day to spruce up the Town Office and the Fire Station gardens. We would also like to thank Cornerstone Church on Route 114 for suppling lunch to the crews working on the Causeway beautification project. It’s businesses like you that make our community a home.
TOWN OF NAPLES DOG PARK COMMITTEE SITE WALK
Due to the weather, the site walk for the proposed Dog Park has been rescheduled for May 19th, 2011 at 6:30. Please park directly across from 218 State Park Road at the iron gate. Should you have any questions or wish to contribute to the park please call Barbara at 693-6364. Thank you. 2T18
TOWN OF LOVELL, MAINE Invitation to Bid The Town of Lovell is now taking bids on the installation of a septic system for the Center Lovell Fire Station. Copies of the septic design are available at the Lovell Town Office. The Selectmen reserve the right to refuse all bids.
Mr. Bernanke has not stepped foot in a grocery store in decades. His government supplied chauffeur has probably not kept him informed of the skyrocketing price of gasoline, either. Since the beginning of 2009, oil prices have nearly tripled; gasoline prices are up about 50 percent; and basic food prices such as corn, soybeans and wheat, have almost doubled around the world. Cotton and copper prices have reached alltime highs; major rises in sugar, spice and wheat prices have been creating food riots in poor countries where basic goods inflation is rampant. That inflation is in part financed by the flood of excess dollars created over the last couple of years by the Federal Reserve, in cahoots with the free-spending Obama Administration. Some observations on a recent trip to the market include the following: a family-size half-gallon of ice cream has shrunk to 48 ounces and the price has increased to boot; tuna fish now comes in a tin of 5 ounces, down from 6 ounces; potato chips have been downsized to an 11-ounce bag from 14 ounces; the standard half-gallon of orange juice has shriveled to 59 ounces. I could go on and on with examples of extreme price inflation, but you get the picture. America’s working class people are having their lives decimated by the massive printing of funny money by an out-of-control Federal Reserve. There is going to be hell to pay when the charade comes to its inevitable disastrous conclusion. Robert M. Howe Jr. Bridgton
To The Editor: I have sent a press release to The News regarding World Tai Chi Day from Tai Chi Maine and realized that there might be some confusion as to which “group” we are talking about. Now, there are two tai chi groups in this area. In the past, The News has been kind enough to post articles, which I forwarded regarding the Taoist Tai Chi Society in Bridgton. I am no longer a part of that group. After having worked hard to grow the LETTERS, Page D
NEW TOWN OFFICE HOURS
Effective May 1, 2011 Effective May 1, 2011, the Sweden Town Office will be open during the following hours: Town Clerk – Tuesdays 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Thursdays 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., and 2nd and 4th Saturdays 9:00 a.m. to 12 noon. Tax Collector/Treasurer – Mondays 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., Tuesdays 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., and 1st and 3rd Saturdays 9:00 a.m. to 12 nooon. If you have any questions, please call the Town Office at 647-3944. 2T17
TOWN OF NAPLES Cemetery Clean Up The Town of Naples respectfully requests that all floral and other arrangements be removed from grave sites prior to May 23rd, 2011. All remaining arrangements will be discarded after that date. Shrubs should also be trimmed by that date or they will be trimmed at the discretion of the Cemetery Custodian. Thank you. 2T18
TOWN OF BRIDGTON
TOWN OF NAPLES
3 CHASE STREET, SUITE 1 BRIDGTON, MAINE 04009
PUBLIC HEARING Board of Selectpersons & Planning Board
The Board of Selectpersons and the Planning Board will hold a Public Hearing on May 16th, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. at the Municipal Office Buildings located at 15 Village Green Land. On the agenda: Proposed amendments to the following Ordinances: Shoreland Zoning Ordinance Outdoor Entertainment Ordinance Special Amusement Ordinance Definitional Ordinance Site Plan Review Ordinance Minor Site Plan Review Ordinance Copies of proposed changes can be mailed to you, found on our website at www.townofnaples.org or obtained at our offices during normal business hours. Public welcome. 2T18
The Town of Bridgton is seeking additional candidates for the Community Development Committee and the Recycling Committee. Please visit the Town website (www.bridgtonmaine.org) or the Town Office for committee application and/or additional information. The Board of Selectmen will review applications and make appointments as needed for each committee at their regularly scheduled meetings on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month. 1T18 PUBLIC NOTICE
CASCO ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS MAY 16, 2011 CASCO COMMUNITY CENTER 940 MEADOW ROAD 7:00 P.M.
TOWN OF NAPLES Board of Selectpersons
1. To approve Minutes of March 21, 2011.
The Naples Board of Selectpersons will hold a Public Hearing at their regular meeting on May 16th, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. On the agenda: 1. Review of a Street Vendor Permit Application submitted by the Maine Blues Festival. 2. Renewal of a Special Amusement Permit Application and Liquor License submitted by Casino Projects Inc. 3. Review of a Special Amusement Permit Application submitted by Merced’s on Brandy Pond. Public Welcome.
TOWN OF DENMARK
Absentee ballots for the Annual Town Elections will be available on May 3, 2011 at the Denmark Town Office during normal office hours.
TOWN OF NAPLES PLANNING BOARD The Naples Planning Board will meet on May 17th, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. On the agenda:
Chery Booker Town Clerk
1. Read and approve the minutes of April 19th, 2011. 2. An Application for an Outdoor Entertainment Permit for Harvest Hills Animal Shelter, submitted by Bobby Silcott. 3. An Application for an Outdoor Entertainment Permit for the Maine Blues Festival, submitted by the Blues Festival Committee.
M.S.A.D. #61 INVITATION TO BID
Other Business: Sign Notice of Decision for Naples Golf & Country Club addition; Sign Notice of Decision for Major Site Plan Review for Ernest Villeneuve; Sign Notice of Decision for John Crowley, Minor Subdivision. Informative meeting for a proposed addition and showroom expansion for property located on Roosevelt Trail at Mooselanding Marina.
M.S.A.D. #61 is accepting bids from Banking/Financial Institutions to provide the School District with temporary revenue anticipation loans for the fiscal year commencing July 1, 2011. Detailed information may be obtained by contacting the Business Office at (207) 647-3048 ext. 523. 1T18
May 11 — Bridgton Caregivers Support Group, 1 to 2:30 p.m., Community Center. Free respite care. May 11 — Bereavement Support Group, 6 p.m., Community Center. May 12 — Bridgton Rotary Club, Tom Harriman/domestic violence, 7:15 a.m., Alliance Church. May 12 — Bird watch at Brownfield Bog program with Jean Preis, meet 7 a.m. at LEA office, 230 Main St., or 7:30 a.m. by little white house at bog. May 13 — Mother Goose Time, “Our feathered friends,” 10:30 a.m., library. May 13 — Easy Riders Snowmobile Club meeting/ potluck, 6 p.m., Community Center. May 14 — Hike up Pleasant Mountain by Loon Echo Land Trust, 8:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 14 — Bridgton Arts & Crafts, store cleanup, 9 a.m., 12 Depot St. May 14 — Educational plant/herb walk in Pondicherry Park with herbalist Kevin Pennell, meet 9 a.m. at LEA, 230 Main St. FMI: 647-8580, ext. 12. May 14-15 — Annual Plant & Bake Sale, begins 9 a.m., St. Joseph Catholic Church, No. High St. BROWNFIELD May 5, 10, 12 — Playgroup, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., Community Center. May 7 — Cleanup Day along Pequawket Trl. by Rte. 113 Corridor Committee, 8 a.m. to noon, BBQ to follow at 1 p.m., meet 8 a.m. at Brownfield Community Center. FMI: 324-2952. May 8 — FryeburgAcademy Singers, 2 p.m., refreshments to follow, Brownfield Community Church. May 12 — Bird watch at Brownfield Bog program with CALENDAR, Page D
Town of Sweden Residents
Bids close on Friday, May 20th, 2011 at 2.00 P.M.
Please note: Deadline for all calendar submissions is Tuesday at noon. BRIDGTON May 5 — Bridgton Rotary Club, Marty Helman/Rotary DGN, 7:15 a.m., Alliance Church. May 5, 10, 12 — Tai Chi, 9:30 to 11 a.m., Town Hall. May 5, 12 — The Gathering Place Support Group, noon, Community Center. May 5-26 — Miniature Show by Bridgton Art Guild, M-F noon-4 p.m., Gallery 302, Main St. Reception 5-7 p.m. May 6. May 5, 12 — Knitter’s Day, 2 p.m., No. Bridgton Library. FMI: 647-8563. May 5 — Free Well Woman Clinic, 4 to 7 p.m., Birthwise Midwifery School. FMI: 6475968. May 5 — Chickadee Quilters, 7 p.m., Community Center. May 6 — Wildflower Walk at Holt Pond Preserve with Ursula Duve, 9 a.m., meet at LEA office, 230 Main St. May 6, 9 — Jumpin’ Janes Senior Fitness, 9 to 10 a.m., Town Hall. FMI: 647-2402. May 6 — Mother Goose Time, “Moms,” 10:30 a.m., library. May 6 — Bridgton Art Walk, downtown businesses with art exhibits open 5 to 7 p.m., Main St. May 6 — Reception for Miniature Show with music by Highland String Trio, 5 to 7 p.m., Gallery 302, Main St. May 7 — Bridgton Community Crime Watch roadside cleanup, meet 8:30 a.m., upper lot, Municipal Center, work 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 7 — Bridgton Arts & Crafts, first meeting, 9 a.m., Community Center. May 7 — Children’s Hands On Art Festival, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Stevens Brook Elementary School. May 7, 14 — Ping pong, 1 to 4 p.m., Town Hall. FMI: 647-2847. May 7 — MexicanAmerican themed supper in honor of Cinco de Mayo, 5 to 6:30 p.m., Narramissic, end of Ingalls Rd. off Rte. 107. FMI: 647-3699. May 7, 14 — Adult Indoor
Soccer, 6 to 8 p.m., Town Hall. May 8 — Mother’s Day Brunch by Knights of Columbus, 11 a.m., St. Joseph Church, No. High St. May 8 — ATV Club meeting, 4 p.m., Community Center. May 8, 15 — Adult Basketball, 6 to 9 p.m., Town Hall. FMI: 408-2299. May 9-15 — Food Not Fines Week, fine amnesty in return for food donations, library. May 9 — Golden Oldies Lunch Bunch, noon, Punkin Valley Restaurant. FMI: Donald Mac Lean, 647-3635. May 9 — Exercise group open to anyone, 6 p.m., Highland Lake Beach. 6472897. May 9 — Bridgton Lions Club, 6:30 p.m., Community Center. May 9 — G.E.A.R. Support Group, 6:30 p.m., Community Center. May 10 — Trip to No. Windham by Bridgton Community Center, leaves 9 a.m., returns 12:30 p.m. FMI: 647-3116. May 10 — Chickadee Quilters, 10 a.m., Community Center. May 10 — Bridge, 1 p.m., Community Center. May 10 — Friends of the Bridgton Library, 1 p.m., library. FMI: 674-2472. May 10 — Rufus Porter Board Meeting, 2 p.m., Community Center. May 10 — Youth Basketball Open Gym for grades 3-6, 3-5 p.m., Town Hall. FMI: 6478786. May 10 — Stories read by Michael, 4 to 4:30 p.m., library. FMI: 647-2472. May 11, 13 — Jumpin’ Janes Senior Fitness, 9 to 10 a.m., Town Hall. FMI: 6472402. May 11 — Senior Lunch, noon, Community Center.
2. Erika L. Frank, Esq. has filed an application for an Administrative Appeal of the Planning Board’s approval of a cellular telephone tower to AT&T on a portion of property known as Map 6, Lot 347, 190 Tamarack Trail, located in a Residential District. This matter was postponed from the March 21, 2011 agenda. 3. Other…
NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE
14 M.R.S.A. § 6323 Notice is hereby given that in accor- five days of the public sale, and with the dance with a Judgment of Foreclosure and balance due and payable within 45 days of Order of Sale dated August 2, 2010, which the public sale. The initial deposit is to be judgment was entered by the Portland paid to Tranzon Auction Properties in cash District Court for Cumberland County in or certified funds by the high bidder at the the case of KeyBank National Association v. time and place of sale, which sum is nonDean E. Walker, et al., Docket No. POR-RE- refundable. The high bidder must also sign 10-41, and wherein the Court adjudged a a purchase and sale agreement which foreclosure of a mortgage deed granted by requires for a closing to take place within Dean E. Walker and J’amie A. Walker, forty-five (45) days of the public sale, at dated April 15, 2008 and recorded in the which time the remaining balance of the Cumberland County Registry of Deeds in purchase price will be paid in cash or cerVol. 25988, Page 183, the period of redemp- tified funds. Upon receipt of the full purtion from said judgment having expired, a chase price, KeyBank, N.A. will deliver an public sale will be conducted on June 6, executed quitclaim deed without covenant 2011 commencing at 11:00 a.m. at 6 Harbor conveying all its right, title and interest in Road, Naples, Maine. The property is also and to the above-described property. The described on the Naples Tax Maps as Map property is being sold “AS IS, WHERE IS, U27, Lot 5. Reference should be had to said WITHOUT RECOURSE” and no repmortgage deed for a more complete legal resentations are made as to the condition of the property by KeyBank, N.A. or its description of the property to be conveyed. The property will be sold by public agents. KeyBank, N.A. expressly reserves auction on the above date and time at the the right to modify the terms of the sale set above location subject to all outstanding forth above and to add additional terms as municipal assessments and encumbrances. it so wishes. All other terms and conditions The deposit to bid is $5,000.00, to be of the sale will be available from the aucincreased to 10% of the bid amount within tioneer. 3T18
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By Stan Cohen Medicare Volunteer Counselor Getting screened for colorectal cancer is one of the smartest things you can do for your health. Medicare covers colorectal cancer screenings for all people with Medicare Part B ages 50 or older. Colorectal cancer often has no symptoms. Screening can find abnormal growths in the colon or rectum so that they can be removed before turning into cancer. Talk with your doctor. There are several other health screening tests also now covered fully by Medicare under the rules of The Affordable Care Act. Get free copies of “Staying Healthy: Medicare’s Preventive Services” and “Your Guide to Medicare’s Preventive Services” by visiting www. medicare.gov on the web. Or,
call 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800633-4227). By the way, did you know that you can look up your own history of Medicare claims by your doctor or hospital? On the Internet, log onto MyMedicare. gov. Then register with a user name and password. You can see a description of your covered preventive services, the last date that service was performed, and the next date you are eligible for that service. If you don’t have a computer, your local library or senior center may be able to help you with one of their computers. Stan Cohen, a Medicare Volunteer Counselor, is available for free, one-on-one consultations at Bridgton Hospital on Tuesdays from 8:30 to 11 a.m. No appointment is necessary. Alternatively, call the Southern Maine Agency on Aging (800-427-7411) and ask for a Medicare Advocate.
PROFESSIONAL SERVICE? THE BRIDGTON NEWS
(Continued from Page D) Jean Preis, meet 7 a.m. at LEA office, 230 Main St., or 7:30 a.m. by little white house at bog. CASCO May 7 — Bean supper by Sunshine Club, 5 to 6 p.m., Webbs Mills Community Hall. May 9-15 — Food Not Fines Week, fine amnesty in return for food donations, library. May 10 — Storytime with Michelle Brenner, 10:30 a.m., library. DENMARK May 11 — Preschool Storytime, 9:30 a.m., library. May 15 — Retreat cleanup w/free meal and sauna, begins 9 a.m., sauna 4 p.m., Nurture Through Nature, 77 Wilton Warren Rd. FRYEBURG May 5 — Veterans’ Service
CONSULT OUR LISTING OF BUSINESS SERVICES AND LET AN EXPERT DO THE JOB! ACCOUNTANTS Chandel Associates Accounting, Taxes Audits, Full Service Payroll 3 Elm St., Bridgton Office 647-5711 Jones & Matthews, PA Certified Public Accountants Accounting, Taxes, Payroll Service Roosevelt Trail Prof. Bldg. Route 302, Bridgton 647-3668 email@example.com McFadden Pratt & Associate Accounting Services Accounting/Payroll/Taxes 316 Portland Rd., Bridgton 647-4600 www.cpaprattassoc.com
ALARMS WAM-ALARM Systems Installation, Service, Monitoring Burglar-Fire-Temperature Sensors Free Security Survey 647-2323
APPLIANCE REPAIR Jones Appliance Service/Repair LLC Quality service you deserve All major brands firstname.lastname@example.org 595-4020
CARPETING Thurlow’s Carpet & Home Center Sales & Service Meadow Rd. (Sandy Creek Junction) Bridgton 647-5562, 800-310-5563 www.thurlowscarpet.com
CATERING A Fine Kettle of Fish Catering Personal chef service/catering Sheila Rollins 583-6074 www.finekettleoffishcatering.com
CHIMNEY LINING The Clean Sweep LLC Chimney Cleaning Service Supaflu and Stainless Steel Chimney lining and relining Dana Richardson 935-2501
CLEANING SERVICES Clean Your Way Homes and camps Outstanding references 207-557-2261, Bridgton First Impressions Cleaning Inc. Residential & Commercial Seasonal 647-5096
Lake & Mountain View ARCHITECTURAL SERVICES Property Maintenance Cleaning & caretaking WardHill Architecture Exceptional references 25 yrs. exp.-Residential/Commercial Custom plans, Shoreland/site plan permit 207-650-1101 Design/Build & Construction mgmt. McHatton’s Cleaning Service email@example.com 807-625-7331 Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning
ATTORNEYS Shelley P. Carter, Attorney Law Office of Shelley P. Carter, PA 110 Portland Street, Fryeburg, ME 04037 935-1950 www.spcarterlaw.com Michael G. Friedman, Esq., PA 132 Main St. P.O. Box 10, Bridgton, ME 04009 647-8360 Hastings Law Office, PA 376 Main Street – PO Box 290 Fryeburg, ME 04037 935-2061 www.hastings-law.com Robert M. Neault & Associates Attorneys & Counselors at Law Corner of Rte. 302 & Songo School Rd. P.O. Box 1575, Naples 693-3030
AUTO REPAIR Naples Auto Repair Auto State Inspection Snowblower Repair M-F 8-5, Sat. by appt.
CARETAKERS Caretake America Managing and Patrolling Kevin Rogers, Owner/Manager Rte. 35, Naples 693-6000 Lake & Mountain View Property Maintenance Cleaning & caretaking Exceptional references 207-650-1101 North Country Home Watch “We’ll be there when you can’t” www.nchw.us 207-713-0675 Rick Lewis Property Surveillance Seasonal and Year Round Bridgton 207-415-4476
CARPENTRY Robert E. Guy General Carpentry – Additions Repairs – Remodeling firstname.lastname@example.org Harrison 743-5120 239-4804 (cell)
Fire, Smoke, Soot, Water Certified Technicians Bridgton 647-2822, 1-800-850-2822 Servicemaster Prof. Carpet Cleaning – Home/Office Fire/Smoke Damage Restoration 1-800-244-7630 207-539-4452 TLC Home Maintenance Co. Professional Cleaning and Property Management Housekeeping and much more 583-4314
COMPUTERS Backwoods Computer Consulting Virus recovery/data recovery/web sites Plus more Tim Haight 693-4580 Ms. C’s Computer Repair Virus and spyware removal PC repairs 207-228-5279 27 Zion Hill Road, Bridgton Naples Computer Services PC repair/upgrades – on-site service Virus and spy-ware removal Home and business networking Video security systems 71 Harrison Rd., Naples 207-693-3746
CONCRETE Concrete Works Slabs, floors, block work Custom forming & finishes Masonry repairs Bill@409-6221
CONSTRUCTION Authentic Timberframes Handcut Timber Frames & Post/Beam Structures – Erected on your site www.authentictimberframes.com email@example.com 207-647-5720
CONTRACTORS Dan’s Construction Homes/cottages/garages Siding/rep. windows/roofing Insured/ references/ 25+ yrs. exp. No job too small – 625-8159
CONTRACTORS Newhall Const. Inc. Framing – Roofing – Finish Handyman services Shawn Newhall 743-6379 Quality Custom Carpentry Specializing in remodeling & additions Jeff Juneau Naples 207-655-5903
COPIES The Printery Black & White/Color Copies Special discounts for large orders Fax: Sending and Receiving Rte. 302, Bridgton 647-8182
COUNSELING Ellia Manners, LCPC In Her Own Image/Counseling for Women Call for brochure/Insurance accepted www.elliamanners.com 207-647-3015 Bridgton
CRANE SERVICE Bill O’Brien Inc. Crane Service Hourly rates 838-7903
DANCE INSTRUCTION The Ballroom Dance - Exercise - Yoga - Aikido Main St., Harrison, Maine 207-583-6964
Officer available, 9 to 11 a.m., American Legion, Bradley St. FMI: 324-1839. May 6 — SAD 72 Kindergarten registration, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church. FMI: 9352600, ext. 24. May 6 — Storyhill folk duo in concert, 7:30 p.m., Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center, Fryeburg Academy. FMI: 935-9232. May 7 — Cleanup Day along Pequawket Trl. by Rte. 113 Corridor Committee, 8 a.m. to noon, BBQ to follow at 1 p.m., meet 8 a.m. at American Legion, Bradley St. FMI: 324-2952. May 7 — Walk A Rotary Mile by area Rotary Clubs, register between 9 and 10 a.m., St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, walk between 10 a.m. and noon. FMI: 240-1643, 743-6358 or 803-2106. May 7 — Pit Bull 101, talk about pit bulls, 3 to 4 p.m., Telling Tails Training Center, 285 Main St. FMI: 603-447ELECTRICIANS
Tuomi Electric Chip Tuomi, Electrical Contractor Residential & Commercial Harrison 583-4728
Wiley Road Kennels Groom & Board Wiley Rd, Naples 207-693-3394
EMPLOYMENT SERVICES Bonney Staffing & Training Center Temporary & Direct Hire Placements Call us with your staffing needs Rte. 302 Windham 892-2286
EXCAVATION K.S. Whitney Excavation Sitework – Septic Systems Materials delivered Kevin 207-647-3824
EXERCISE/FITNESS Dee’s BodyCraft Personal Training, Aerobics, Pilates Certified – Experienced Bridgton 647-9599
FLIGHT INSTRUCTION Sheila Rollins Private/instrument/multi-engine instructor Flight training – Ground school Flight review 583-6074
FOUNDATIONS Barry Concrete Foundations Tim Barry Inc. Poured foundations – Frost walls Bridgton 207-650-3507 firstname.lastname@example.org Henry’s Concrete Construction Foundations, Slabs, Floors Harrison Tel. 583-4896 J. B. Concrete Bill O’Brien Poured Foundations 207-647-5940
Fryeburg Family Dental HAIRDRESSERS Preventative Dental Hygiene Services Victoria’s Hairitage 19 Portland Street / PO Box 523 One Beavercreek Farm Rd 207-256-7606 www.fryeburgfamilydental.com (top of Packard’s Hill – Rte. 302) Vicki Crosby Owner/Stylist Mountain View Dentistry Jessica Zaidman Color Specialist Dr. Leslie A. Elston 647-8355 Cosmetic/restorative & Family Dentistry 207-647-3628 HEATING MountainViewDentistryMaine.com
ELECTRICIANS All Service Electric John Schuettinger Licensed Master Electrician Residential, Commercial Alarms Bridgton Phone 647-2246 A to Z Electric “The Boss Does The Work” David S. Gerrish, Master Electrician Residential/Commercial/Industrial 30+ yrs. exp., Naples 693-6854 Bouchard Electric Co. Mike Bouchard – Master Electrician Generators All types of wiring Lakes Region 583-9009 D. M. Electric Inc. & Sons Dennis McIver, Electrical Contractor Residential/Commercial/Industrial Licensed in Maine & New Hampshire Bridgton 207-647-5012 J.P. Gallinari Electric Co. Residential - Commercial - Industrial Aerial - Auger - Lifting Service Bridgton 647-9435
Douglass Construction Inc. Custom Homes/Remodeling/Drawings 30 years exp. in Lakes Region Jerry’s Carpentry & Painting Phil Douglass, 647-3732 - Jeff Douglass, 647-9543 McIver Electric Carpenter & General Contractor Sweden Rd. Bridgton “Your on time every time electricians” Log homes – decks – remodeling 221 Portland Rd, Bridgton Fully insured – Free estimates – 207-527-2552 Jeff Hadley Builder 647-3664 New homes, remodels, additions Northern Extremes Carpentry www.mciverelectric.net Painting, drywall, roofing, siding Custom Decks – Additions Kitchens, tile & wood floors R.W. Merrill Electrical Contractor Remodeling – Free Estimates Fully insured – free estimates 24 hour Emergency Service Log Hunting and Fishing Camps 27 yrs. experience 207-583-4460 Residential & Commercial Insured Bridgton 647-5028 J. Jones Construction Services Inc. Harrison 583-2986 Fax 583-4882 McHatton’s Cleaning Service New Construction – Remodeling Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning David K. Moynihan Roofing – Siding – Decks – Docks Fire, Smoke, Soot, Water Free Estimates – Fully Insured Master Electrician Certified Technicians Call 928-3561 Licensed ME & NH Bridgton 647-2822, 1-800-850-2822 www.jjonesconstruction.com Bridgton 647-8016
KENNELS Bridgton Veterinary Kennels Boarding Route 117, Bridgton, Me. Tel. 647-8804
Foundations – Frost Walls Bridgton Dental Hygiene Care, PA Complete oral hygiene care-infant to senior Free estimates – Fully insured Most dental insurances, MaineCare accepted Call 928-3561 www.jjonesconstruction.com 207-647-4125 email: email@example.com
5955. May 7 — Take a Chance/ Silent Auction by Saco Valley 4-H Beef-Dairy & Sheep Club, viewing 5 to 7 p.m., drawings 7 p.m., Natural Resource Bldg., Fryeburg Fairgrounds. FMI: 935-2248. May 7 — New York Short Film Concert, 7:30 p.m., Fryeburg Academy. FMI: 9359232. May 9 — Bridge, 1 p.m., Legion Hall, Bradley St. May 10 — Fryeburg Business Association, guest speaker Aksel Drosa, new website demo, 6 p.m., Fryeburg Fair Conference Room. May 11 — Fryeburg Homemakers Extension, social time 9:30 a.m., meeting 10 a.m., Legion Hall, Bradley St. May 12 — Annual Spring Concert by Fryeburg Academy music students, 7:30 p.m., Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center, Fryeburg Academy. FMI: 935-9232. May 13 — John Pizzarelli in concert, 7:30 p.m., Leura
Stanford Electric Commercial, Industrial and Residential Wiring – Generators Naples 693-4595
DENTAL HYGIENE SERVICES J. Jones Construction Services Inc.
Great Northern Docks, Inc. Sales & Service Route 302, Naples 693-3770 1-800-423-4042 www.greatnortherndocks.com
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A –1 Thompson’s Services LLC Cleanings and repairs, Boilers Furnaces, Monitors, Oil tanks New installations, 24 hr burner service Licensed and insured 207-693-7011 Bass Heating Oil Burner Service Sales and Installations Waterford (207) 595-8829 Thurlow’s Carpet & Home Center Monitor Heaters Sales & Service Meadow Rd. (Sandy Creek Junction) Bridgton 647-5562, 800-310-5563 www.thurlowscarpet.com
INSULATION Newhall Construction Blown-in insulation Air-sealing – BPI trained Shawn 743-6379 Western Me. Insulation Co. Blown-in or Rolled – 28 yrs. exp. Free estimates – Fully insured 693-3585 – 7 days-a-week
INSURANCE Ace Insurance Agency Inc. Home/Auto/Commercial 43 East Main Street Denmark 1-800-452-0745 Chalmers Ins. Agency 100 Main St., Bridgton Tel. 647-3311 Harrison Insurance Agency Full Service Agency 100 Main Street, Bridgton 583-2222 Oberg Insurance Auto, Home, Business, Life 132 Main St., Bridgton Tel. 647-5551, 888-400-9858 Southern Maine Retirement Services Medicare Supplements & Prescription Plans Life and Long-Term Care Insurance 150 Main St., Bridgton 1-866-886-4340
LANDSCAPING Clement Brothers Lawn/Landscaping Organic gardening, design/maintenance Creative stonework, property watch 207-693-6646 www.clementbros.com
LAWN MAINTENANCE Chapman’s Lawn & Yard Works Mowing - Cleanup - Brush Cutting Debris removal – Bark mulch Blaine Chapman 647-5255
LP GAS Bridgton Bottled Gas LP Gas Cylinders/Service Route 302 Bridgton 207-647-2029 Country Gas, Inc. LP Gas Bulk/Cylinders Box 300, Denmark Tel. 452-2151 Maingas Your Propane Specialist 1-800-648-9189
MASONRY D & D Masonry Chimneys/fireplaces/walks/etc. Fully insured Free estimates Darryl & Doug Hunt 693-5060
MOVING Bridgton Moving Residential & light commercial firstname.lastname@example.org – Glynn Ross 240 N. High St. – 647-8255 – 671-2556 (cell)
MUSIC LESSONS Up Scale Music Studio Piano Lessons – All Levels Composition-Theory-Transcription Evan 647-9599
OFFICE SUPPLIES The Printery General line of office supplies In stock or special orders Rubber stamps - Fax Service - Labels Rte. 302, Bridgton 647-8182
OIL DEALERS Dead River Co. Range & Fuel Oil Oil Burner Service Tel. 647-2882, Bridgton McBurnie Oil/Casco Oil Delivery and Service Denmark, Maine Tel. 207-452- 2151
PAINTING CONTRACTORS George Jones Quality Painters Interior/Exterior – Fully Insured Free Estimates Excellent References 207-318-3245 Gotcha Covered Painting Interior/exterior-deck refinish-powerwash Serving the Lakes Region over 15 years Free estimates Kevin 693-3684 Jerry’s Painting Service Quality Painting – Interior/Exterior Fully Insured – Free Estimates 207-527-2552
PLUMBING & HEATING A Plus Plumbing & Heating Inc. Plumbing Supplies – LP Gas BBQ Gas Grill Parts & Access. Portland St., Bridgton 647-2029 Collins Plumbing & Heating Inc. Specializing in repair service in The Lake Region 647-4436 Ken Karpowich Plumbing Repairs/Installation/Remodeling Master Plumber in ME & NH Over 20 years experience 207-925-1423
PRINTING The Printery Single Color to Multi-Color Business Cards - Letterheads Brochures - Forms - Booklets Wedding Announcements Rte. 302, Bridgton 647-8182
REAL ESTATE Chalmers Real Estate 100 Main St., Bridgton Tel. 647-3311
Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center, Fryeburg Academy. FMI: 935-9232. May 14 — Annual genealogy class, 9 a.m. to noon, Fryeburg Historical Society. FMI: 647-5549. May 14 — The Met: Live in HD, Die Walkure, noon, Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center, Fryeburg Academy. FMI: 935-9232. HARRISON May 5, 7 — Yard sale collection, 2 to 4 p.m., Lakeside Grange, Main St. FMI: 5832960. May 7 — Stuart’s Corner Cemetery Meeting, 9 a.m., home of Edna Lord, Bolster’s Mills. FMI: 583-4996. May 9 — Hear About Herons, talk by Danielle D’Auria, 5:30 p.m., library. FMI: 583-2970. May 9 — Adult Coed Basketball, 6 to 8 p.m., Harrison Elementary School gym. May 10 — Teen Basketball, CALENDAR, Page D REAL ESTATE Coldwell Banker Lakes Region Properties “At the Lights in Naples” Waterfront, Residential Commercial & Land 207-693-7000 Oberg Agency Residential, Business,Lake Shore Property 132 Main St., Bridgton Tel. 647-5551, 888-400-9858
RUBBISH SERVICE ABC Rubbish Weekly Pick-up Container Service Tel. 743-5417 Bridgton Trash & Rubbish Service Serving Bridgton Weekly pick-ups Tel. 207-595-4606
SELF STORAGE Bridgton Storage 409 Portland Rd 28 units & 4000’ open barn Bridgton 647-3206 JB Self Storage Rt. 5 Lovell, Maine Monthly/yearly secure storage 207-925-3045
SEPTIC TANK PUMPING Bridgton Septic Pumping Free Estimates 647-3356 329-8944 Dyer Septic Septic systems installed & repaired Site work-emergency service-ecofriendly 1-877-250-4546 207-583-4546
SURVEYORS F. Jonathan Bliss, P.L.S. Bliss & Associates Surveying, Land Planning P.O. Box 113, Route 5 Lovell, ME 207-925-1468 Maine Survey Consultants, Inc. Land Information Services P.O. Box 485, Harrison, Maine Off: 583-6159 D. A. Maxfield Jr., P.L.S. Over 10,000 surveys on file Pioneer Surveying & Mapping Services Boundary/topographic/construction surveys Commercial/residential Kenneth Farrar PLS PO Box 368, W Paris ME 04289 674-2351
TOWING Stuart Automotive Free Junk Car Removal 838-9569
TREE SERVICE CARMUR Inc. Logging Specializing in selective cutting House lots cleared 29 years experience – references C. Murphy Silvicultural Tech 647-5061 Q-Team & Cook’s Tree Service Removal-pruning-cabling-chipping Stump grinding-bucket work-bobcat Crane-licensed & fully insured Q Team 693-3831 or Cook’s 647-4051 Toll free 207-693-3831 www.Q-Team.com Rice Tree Service – Sheldon Rice Complete tree service – free estimates Removal-prune-chipping-stump grinding Licensed and insured – Utility and Landscape Arborist Waterford ME – 583-2474
VETERINARY N. D. Beury, DVM Spay/Neuter – Well-pet care North Bridgton For Appointment 583-2121 Bridgton Veterinary Hospital Small Animal Medicine & Surgery Rt. 117, Bridgton, ME 647-8804 Fryeburg Veterinary Hospital Small Animal Medicine & Surgery Route 302, Fryeburg 207-935-2244 Norway Veterinary Hospital Naples Clinic Corner Rte. 302 & Lambs Mill Rd. By Appointment 693-3135
WELDING Welding Repair Services Aluminum, stainless, steel Tig, mig, brazing, soldering Route 114, Naples 712-3391
Discriminatory Advertising under the Fair Housing Act
The Fair Housing Act of 1968 at 42 U.S.C. 3604(c) makes it unlawful “to make, print, or publish, or cause to be made, printed, or published any notice, statement, or advertisement, with respect to the sale, or rental of a dwelling that indicates any preference, limitation, or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin, or an intention to make any such preference, limitation or discrimination.
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SNACK BAR ATTENDANT — Full time seasonal position at Bridgton Highlands Country Club. Call 6473491. 2t18 NOW HIRING – Sous chef, line cooks & dishwashers. Apply in person at Trailside Restaurant, Portland Road, Bridgton. 2t18x
NOW HIRING — Summer Camp Counselors for Brownfield’s Husky Camp. Full and part time counselors needed for 10 weeks. Must have driver’s license, CPR & First Aid certification, be able to pass background check, & be at least 18 years old. Send resume to Tara at email@example.com 2t18
WITS END CHILD CARE — Center & Community Resources Inc. A state-licensed facility located on Route 302 in Bridgton has full/part time openings for children from 1 year to 5 years old. We offer a safe, clean, and quality year round program for all ages including pre-school, Junior Pre-School, infant and toddler development. We participate with the state of Maine Quality Rating System and our quality staff offer a combination of 25+ years of experience in child development and social services. All staff are certified in Adult/Infant/Child CPR and First Aid. Our hours are Monday thru Friday from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. We are also accepting fall registration for Pre-School 3-5 year olds. For more information call 647-2245 or stop in. We would love to show you around! 4t17
GREEN THUMB — Local estate owner needs individual to prepare and manage his rose bushes. Other horticultural talents are helpful. Send resume or note to S.J. Services, 20 Lo- CATERPILLAR CLUBHOUSE cust St., Danvers, Mass. 01923. 2t18 — Childcare program has an active individualized curriculum for ages WORK WANTED 1-5 years. I have over 10 years of EXCAVATING – Have hoe, will experience, 185 hours in early childtravel. Site work, foundations dug, hood development trainings and an back filling, septic systems, sand, associate’s degree in education. To loam, gravel. Call Brad Chute, 653- set up an appointment please contact 4377 or 627-4560. tf44 Melissa @ 647-4156 or 595-5209. 6t18 NEED HELP — with maintenance of your property, preparing to open your FOR SALE camp? Lawn care: mowing, landscap$5 FOR TATTERED – U.S. Flag ing, edging, mulch. Spring clean-up. Call Paul at 207-939-6593 for more when purchasing new U.S. Flag 3’x information. 8t13x 5’ or larger. Maine Flag & Banner, Windham, 893-0339. tf46 GOTCHA COVERED PAINTING — Interior, exterior, deck refinishing, FIREARMS – Supplies. Buy, sell, power washing. Serving the Lakes trade. Wanted, firearms, ammunition Region for over 15 years. Free esti- & military items. Sweden Trading tf43 mates. Kevin, 693-3684. 14t13x Post. 207-647-8163.
MISS KELLY’S IMAGINATION — Station Daycare, Harrison, has immediate openings for ages 6 weeks - 4 years. We offer meals, lots of play and dance time, and we also have nap/quiet time. For more information please contact: Kelly Laplante @ 207-5834351. (I am state licensed). I accept daycare assistance also. 2t17x RING LANDING — Nursery School, South Casco, is now registering students for the fall. Morning, afternoon and full-day sessions offered. Structured program for children 2 ½-5 years taught by certified teacher with 21 years experience at this level. CPR/First Aid certified. RLNS is conveniently located on a quiet street just off Route 302 in a cozy, home setting. Please call or e-mail Melissa Warren at 655-5253/jwarren7@Maine.rr.com for more information. 4t18
ANTIQUE COOK STOVE — Village Crawford Royal with all parts, $150. In Harrison, 650-9768. 3t17
SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL — Logger and heat with carbon neutral wood or wood pellets. Purchase a Central Boiler outdoor wood furnace on sale, EPA qualified to 97% efficient. 603-447-2282. 13t14x
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SEBAGO — 1-bedroom apartment, carpeted, fireplace, covered patio, lake view, beach nearby, quiet, no smoking indoors, no pets. Includes heat, electric. $790 per month + security. 787-2121. 6t18x
HARRISON — 1-bedroom apartment in quiet area. Partially furnished, includes heat & electric. No pets, non-smoker. Set up for 1 person. $450 per month. Call 415-9166 leave message. tf13 HARRISON — All inclusive. $650 month, first plus deposit. No pets. Available July 1. Call 583-9965, leave message. 4t18x
CASCO — Completely furnished rooms, heat, lights & cable TV included. $120 weekly. No pets. Call cell, 207-650-3529, home 207627-1006. tf17 SOUTH BRIDGTON — 1-bedroom, heat, hot water & electric included, sun deck. $635 unfurnished, $700 furnished. Security deposit required. 247-4707 or 232-9022. tf13
BRICKWOODS FINE RENTAL — Homes were designed with seniors in mind. New, energy efficient, bright and sunny 2-bedroom brick home available soon. Close to Hannaford, hospital & village amenities. Open living/dining/kitchen, walk-in shower, full basement with W/D hookups. Plowing & grounds maintenance included. No pets/ smokers. $850 month, 1st, last, security & references. Call (207) 452-2441 FMI. tf18 BRIDGTON — Cozy second floor two-bedroom apartment near Highland Lake Beach. Walk to Renys, theater, shopping, restaurants, hospital. $725 month. Heat, plowing, trash paid. Off-street parking, onsite laundry. 207-3580808. tf13
NORTH BRIDGTON — Upstairs large 1-bedroom apartment, very energy efficient, $650 per month plus utilities. DENMARK — New walkout Call 207-358-0808. tf49 apartment. 1-bedroom. $800 month. Includes heat, power, cable, Internet & plowing. No smoking. Small pet considered. Security deposit, one month deposit and credit check. Nominal Opening Bid: $1000 625-8874 or 595-7816. 4t18x 318 Eddy Rd 412, NORTH BRIDGTON — Edgecomb, ME Chadbourne Hill Apartments. 11BR 1BA ±600sf condo. bedroom, 2nd floor apartment, nice Sells: 11:15AM Thu., location. $625 month includes heat. May 19 on site Call 617-272-6815. 4t17 14 Knob Hill Road, Naples, ME CASCO — 3-bedroom, 1-bath 1BR 1BA ±594sf mobile on two acres. $695 month. mobile/mnftd home. First, last and security. Available 25 Goshen Rd, Windham, ME 6/1. Call 831-1505. 2t18 4BR 3.5BA ±2,422sf Sells: 1:45PM Thu., May 19 at 25 Goshen Rd, Windham, ME
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JESUS IS LORD – new and used auto parts. National locator. Most parts 2 days. Good used cars. Ovide’s Used Cars, Inc., Rte. 302 Bridgton, 207-647-5477. tf30
FIREWOOD — Please call Ron COMMERCIAL SPACE — for between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. at 647- lease, 1,000-2,000 sq. ft. with Rte. 5173. 15t16x 302 frontage. Call for details, 6474465. tf46 ATTENTION — Organic Gardeners: Interested in NAPLES — Well-maintained onestarting vermacomposting? Red bedroom, off Rte. 35, thirty-day-notice Wiggler worms available. 1 LB - lease, no smoking, no pets, laundry on approximately 2,000 worms $25. No site, quiet setting. $600/month including special equipment needed. For more heat and electricity. 207-899-5052. tf15 information 207-935-3685. 4t18x BRIDGTON — Second floor, 2PLEASE CONSIDER – donating bedroom unit, full bath, eat-in kitchen. your leftover garage sale items and Trash, heat and H20 included. Near your attic, basement and closet downtown. $675 month. Call 603-494tf11 overflow to Harvest Hills Animal 0325. Shelter. For more information, call BRIDGTON — Furnished 1-bedroom 935-4358 ext. 21. Thank you. tf28 apartment. Heat & utilities included. SCREENED LOAM — Please call $200 per week plus security deposit. tf38 Ron between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. at Call 647-3565. 647-5173. 24t16x SEBAGO — 2-bedroom mobile, W/D, near Nason’s Beach, 2 people preferred. WANTED TO BUY No pets. $650, plus security and utilities. FIREARMS, MILITARY ITEMS 787-2661. 3t16x — and ammunition, Sweden Trading Post. 2 0 7 - 6 4 7 - 8 1 6 3 . NAPLES — 3-bedroom, 1-bath ranch tf43 full walkout basement. Clean and comfortable. Great location. Great VEHICLES FOR SALE home. DENMARK: 2-bedroom, 1-bath cottage lake rights to Moose Pond, deck 1999 CHEVY BLAZER — 4 WD/ and furnished. SOUTH PARIS: Great remote starter. 93,000 miles $5,000. office space location great for public Call Bob 647-5571. 1t18x access. All rents need application and security deposit and first month rent when approved. Call Ralph at Lake Country Property Rentals (207) 6478093. tf13
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HARRISON — Cape on back lot. Good neighbors. $400/month/room. $40 extra person. Choose room. Share house. W/D, smokers + pets welcome home. 233-5033. 1t18x
NAPLES — 100-plus acres of land, Route 35. Trout brook, 2 very large fields with 500-plus feet of shore frontage on Long Lake with restorable 3-story New England farmhouse and large barn, 2 wells and replaced septic system. Wooded with acres of soft and hardwood trees, sunset views, clean title and up-to-date survey. For information call Gary Bennett, 207415-0078. 4t17x
DENMARK HOUSE — Painting, Inc. Interior and Exterior Painting. Also, Paperhanging. 35 yrs. experience. Call for estimates. Call John Mathews, 207452-2781. tf31 J.C. HURD BUILDERS — Custom homes & additions. caretaking, snowplowing, removal and sanding, commercial & residential. 207-8096127. tf35
DIRIGO CUSTOM PAINTING — Looking for houses and camps to paint for 2011 season. 23 years experience, fully insured, free estimates. Power washing available. Call 743-9889. 7t15x
B & L ROOFING — 20 years experience, fully insured. New roofs and repairs. LOOKING TO RENT — Professional Call 207-650-6479. tf20 couple looking to rent a home longHEAP HAULERS — Towing term in the Lakes Region, 3-bedroom with garage. 207-595-8027. tf14 service. Cash paid for junk cars. Call 655-5963. tf12
COMPLETE CONSTRUCTION — & Handyman Services - Painting, landscaping, remodeling, decks, kitchens & baths, new homes. 40 years experience. Call Mike, 693-5284. 13t14x
PROFESSIONAL CLEANER — & organizer. Non-toxic, own equipment, spring cleaning & organizing. Offering weekly, bi-weekly or monthly. Free estimates, excellent references. Senior discount. 207595-1542. 6t15
A&B CONSTRUCTION — Specializing in roofing (metal & shingles), siding, building, camp restoration, fully insured, free estimates, reasonable prices, quality work. Call Doug Flint, 207-2108109. 2t17x
MOVING SALE — Saturday & Sunday, 1 Ingalls Road, off Route 107, South Bridgton. 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. Lots of stuff.1t18x
YARD SALE — Saturday, May 7, 8-2, 6 County Road, Raymond, off Rte. 302 near Rte. 85. Children’s toys & books, various household items and clothes. 1t18x YARD SALE — Freezer, dishes, furniture, baby items, baby clothes, toys, tools, too much to list. Saturday, May 7, rain date 5/8. 9-3, Rte. 107, So. Bridgton. Watch for signs. 1t18x
MOVING SALE — Tools including table saw, ladders, books, furniture, much more too many items to list. Come look Saturday, May 7 & 14, Sunday, May 8 & 15, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. 105 Kimball Road, Harrison. 583-4815. 2t18x
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mitting recipe(s) to Naples Main Street Community Cookbook, call 831-0890 FMI. May 6 — Fish Fry, 5:30 to 7 p.m., American Legion, Rte. 11. May 6 — Annual dance recital by The Ballroom, 7 p.m., Lake Region High School. FMI: 583-6964. May 7 — Third annual Open House & Pig Roast, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Naples Custom Motorsports. May 7 — Naples Playground cleanup, 1 to 3 p.m., playground. May 7 — Chinese auction by Ladies Auxiliary Unit #155, doors open 4 p.m., start time 6 p.m., American Legion, Rte. 11. May 10 — Books for Babies, 10:15 a.m., library. FMI: 6936841. May 10 — Preschool Storytime, under age 5, 10:45 a.m., library. May 13 — Casco/Naples Rec trip to No. N.E. Flower Show at Fryeburg Fairgrounds, bus leaves Naples Legion 10:30 a.m., returns 4:30 p.m., FMI: 627-4187, 693-6364. May 14 — Naples Republican Committee, 9:30 to 11 a.m., Naples Town Office. FMI: 693-7945. May 14 — Play With Your Food, after-school activity, 11 a.m., library. FMI: 693-6841. RAYMOND May 9 — Baby Time, 10 a.m., library. FMI: 655-4283. May 9 — Preschool Time, 11 a.m., library. FMI: 655-4283. May 11 — Toddler Time, 10 and 11 a.m., library. FMI: 655-4283. SEBAGO May 9 — Story Hour for Preschoolers, 9:30 a.m., library. May 10 — Sebago Knitting Club, 6 to 8 p.m., library. May 15 — Sebago Cemetery Cleanup Day, 1 to 4 p.m., meet at Town Hall with rakes, bush cutters, gloves & bug spray. AREA EVENTS May 5-17 — Rowe School Student Art Show, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mon., Tues., Fri., noon to 5 p.m. Thurs., 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Sat., Norway Library, Main St., Norway. FMI: 743-5309, ext. 4. May 5 — Lakes and Loons, 2 to 3 p.m., Sebago Lake Ecology Center, corner
(Continued from Page D) 7th grade +, 6 to 8 p.m., Harrison Elementary School gym. May 10 — Coed Adult Softball, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Crystal Lake Park. May 11 — Coed Adult Volleyball, 6 to 8 p.m., Harrison Elementary School gym. May 11 — Harrison Lutheran Cemetery Association, 7 p.m., home of Robert Heino, Maple Ridge Rd. FMI: 583-6645. May 12, 14 — Yard sale collection, 2 to 4 p.m., Lakeside Grange, Main St. FMI: 5832960. May 13 — Harrison Elementary School Variety Show w/Waterford Elementary School 4th graders, HES. FMI: 583-6237. May 14 — Public supper by Edes Falls Sewing Circle, Edes Falls Community Center. LOVELL May 5, 12 — Family Playtime, 10:30 a.m., library. May 5 — Flatbread Pizza Fundraiser, order by 4 p.m., pickup at library. FMI: 9253177. May 5, 12 — Finding Our Stories workshop with Jo Radner, 7 to 9 p.m., library. FMI: 925-3177. May 6, 13 — Mouse Paint Storytime, 2:45 to 4 p.m., library. May 6, 13 — Bingo, early birds 6:30 p.m., regular play 7 p.m., VFW Hall. May 7 — Valley Pride Day litter campaign, 8:30 to 10 a.m., meet at VFW Hall, Smarts Hill Rd. FMI: www.mtwashintonvalley.org May 9 — Preschool Storytime, 10 to 11 a.m., library. May 9 — Charlotte’s Web, 2:45 to 4 p.m., library. May 15 — Handbell ringers perform, 10:30 a.m., Lovell United Church of Christ, Rte. 5. NAPLES May 5, 12 — Musical Playgroup, 10:30 a.m., library. May 5, 12 — Pajama Storytime, 6 p.m., library. FMI: 693-6841. May 5 — Cake Pop class with Syntha Green, 7 p.m., library. FMI: 693-6841. May 6 — Deadline for sub-
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Krista D. Dittmeyer
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NORTH CONWAY, N.H. — Krista D. Dittmeyer, 20, of Portland, died on Saturday, April 23, 2011. She was born in Landstaul, Germany, on July 8, 1990, the daughter of Larry Shackley Jr. and LaNell Sutton Shackley. She graduated from Lake Region High School in Naples in 2008. She had been employed as a waitress. She loved shopping and hanging with friends. Her sister referred to her as a “social butterfly.” She was a loving, caring, strongwilled person and an attentive, devoted mother. She is survived by her parents; her daughter, Aliyah; and her sister, Kayla, all of Bridgton; maternal grandparents, Bud and Belva Sutton of Oklahoma; paternal grandparents, Larry and Lola Shackley of Bridgton; and aunts, uncles and cousins. Funeral services were held on Monday, May 2, at the Lake Region High School Gymnasium in Naples. Visitation was held on Sunday afternoon at Raymond-Wentworth/Chandler Funeral Homes, 8 Elm Street, Bridgton. Online condolences may be shared with her family at www.chandlerfunerals.com Donations can be made to: The Krista Dittmeyer Fund, care of TD Bank, P.O. Box 173, Bridgton, ME 04009.
SOUTH PARIS — John G. Wormwood Jr., of South Paris, passed away at his residence on May 1, 2011, with his loving family by his side after a long battle with cancer. He was born on April 13, 1937, in Kennebunk, to John and Laura Wormwood. In his younger years, he was employed at shoe shops and tanneries. He was, and always will be known as “Jonny Be Good.” He enjoyed fishing and camping with family and friends, but most of all, he loved hunting with “the Boys.” John was a tinkerer and loved to wheel and deal. You could always find him working on his tractors. He would fix them up and paint them and make them “Brand New.” His favorite toy of all was his bulldozer. If anyone needed anything fixed, they would take it to John. He could make anything run. He was predeceased by his wife of 46 years, the late Arline T. Wormwood; and his son, Joseph Wormwood. He is survived by his nine children including sons, John of Norway, Raymond of Otisfield, Michael of Portland, Jason of South Paris and Joshua of Oxford; daughters, Laura Poire of Enfield, N.H., Theresa Derenburger of Waterford, Jennifer and Jillian of South Paris; his brother, Edmond of Dayton. Per the family’s wishes, services will be private. Condolences may be expressed at www.funeralalternatives.net
LOVELL — Dorothy “Dot” M. Bell, 90, passed away peacefully on April 29, 2011, at the Birchwoods at Canco Assisted Living Community in Portland. She was born in Standish on Dec. 10, 1920, to Myrtle Record and Fred Harrington. Dot was one of 10 children. Dot was blessed with one child, Linwood E. Bell. She married the one and only love of her life, Edward “Cappy” G. Bell, on Jan. 15, 1944, in Hiram. Dot and Cappy owned and operated the Lovell General Store from 1962–1974. They were married for 30 years when Cappy unexpectedly passed away in June 1974. Dot then went into social services and worked 13 years for the Oxford County Community Services organization. She attended the Methodist Church in West Baldwin. Dot was well-known to love games. There were many, many evenings filled with family playing Yahtzee or dominos. Dot was more than willing to stay up to the wee hours of the morning if someone wanted to keep playing. She was also an amazing cook. To her son and his wife, Jill, she was referred to as the “World’s Greatest Cook.” The family will always remember their favorite meals she would make for them. Dot was an avid wrestling fan. You could find her faithfully glued to the TV every Monday and Friday night. Other nights, she would enjoy viewing her extensive collection of wrestling DVDs. She passed this on to her grandson, Lance, and all three great-grandchildren. She could talk at length to them about every match. Her favorite wrestlers were Hulk Hogan and Hacksaw Jim Duggan. She was an avid reader and enjoyed all kinds of puzzle books. Dot is survived by her son, Linwood E. Bell of Falmouth; two grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; a brother, Ralph Johnston, Jr.; and a sister Florence Benvie. Dot was predeceased by her husband and four sisters, Bernice, Eva, Helen and Marjorie, and three brothers, Kenneth, Wilbur and Charlie. There will be a graveside service at #4 Cemetery, Lovell, Thursday May 5, 2011, at 1 p.m. Arrangements are made with Wood Funeral Home, Fryeburg. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.woodfuneralhome.org In lieu of flowers, donations in Dot’s memory may be made to: Delta Lodge #153, 920 Lovell Road, Lovell, ME 04051 or The VNA Home Health & Hospice, 50 Foden Road, South Portland, ME 04106.
Glen D. Lang SEBAGO — Glen Durward Lang, 50, of Sebago, passed away unexpectedly on April 29, 2011, while doing one of his favorite pastimes — four wheeling. He was born in Saco on Sept. 19, 1960, a son of Durward and Janet Lang. He graduated from Bonny Eagle High School and went on to work for several companies, one being Data General. Afterward, Glen owned and operated a powder coating company call GDL Paint. He enjoyed snowmobiling, four wheeling, hunting, going to camp, and most importantly, spending time with family and friends. He is predeceased by a brother, Van Lang, who passed away this past December. Glen is survived by his beloved wife, Kristine (Thornfeldt) Lang; his parents of Buxton; daughters, Holly Lang of Gorham and Tory Lang of Gorham; a brother, Vic of New Gloucester; three grandchildren and Tory’s expected child; many nieces and nephews; and many other relatives and dear friends. Glen’s viewing will be held on Thursday, May 5, from 4 to 5 p.m. at the Dennett, Craig & Pate Funeral Home, located on the corners of Routes 202 and 4A (13 Portland Road) in Buxton (Bar Mills). A time of visitation will follow at the funeral home from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., followed by a 6:30 p.m. funeral service. Glen will be buried next to his brother Van at South Buxton Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to: The Buxton Fire Department, 185 Portland Rd., Buxton, ME 04093.
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BUXTON — Frances Eva Sullivan, 78, of Buxton, died on Tuesday, March 29, 2011, at a Portland hospital. She was born on Sept. 30, 1932, the daughter of Alton and Eva Frances Irish Dow. Frances was educated in the Buxton schools and worked in several shoe shops over the years. Frances worked as a dietary aid at the Gorham House for seven years. She married Daniel Sullivan Sr. They were married for 29 years. He predeceased her in 2008. Frances was active in the Senior Citizens Social Club of Buxton. She enjoyed crossword puzzles, counting cleats for the shoe shops and reading. Besides her husband, Frances was predeceased by her parents; several siblings; and a daughter, Eva Martin. Survivors include her sons, Albert of Texas, Lester of Florida and Dennis of Florida; stepsons, Daniel Jr. of Cape Elizabeth, Frank Sullivan of Raymond, Jay Sullivan of Lewiston; and a stepdaughter, Donna Brown of South Portland; and several grandchildren. A graveside service will be held on Saturday, May 7, at 9:30 a.m., at Brooklawn Memorial Park, 2002 Congress Street, Portland. Arrangements are by the Dolby and Dorr Funeral Chapel, Gorham. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to: BuxtonHollis Senior Citizens Social Club, 526 Turkey Lane, Buxton, ME 04093.
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PORTLAND — Ronald “Ron” Milton Shaw Sr., 73, passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, April 24, 2011. He was born on Oct. 30, 1937, in Bridgton, the son of the late Warren and Winona (Ladd) Shaw. Ron grew up in Portland and was known through his school years as “Whitey,” or “Newt” in later years. He played the first trumpet proudly in the marching band proclaiming his school spirit. After graduating from Deering High School in 1956, Ron enlisted in the United States Army. He was stationed in Korea. In his younger years, he enjoyed hunting and fishing up at camp on Sebago Lake and skiing on Pleasant Mountain. He was an avid bird-watcher and had a knack for imitating the birdcalls. Ron is survived by his son, Ronald M. Shaw Jr.; daughters, Kim Marier and Karen Cyr; six grandchildren; and former spouse and mother of his children, Madge Shaw. Graveside services were held on Wednesday, May 4, 2011, at Evergreen Cemetery, Portland. Please visit www.jonesrichandhutchins. com for additional information and to sign Ron’s guest book.
Gloria P. Metz RAYMOND — Gloria P. Metz, 84, died peacefully at her home on April 28, 2011. She was born in Spring Valley, N.Y. on Nov. 24, 1926, a daughter of Elsie and Joseph. She raised her family in Paramus, N.J. and retired to Raymond in 1988. Mrs. Metz graduated from Spring Valley High School as president of her class and received the Outstanding Athlete award. She attended NYU and also worked there in the Physical Education Department, where she met her husband Robert. She was a fantastic mom and worked at Fairleigh Dickinson University in different administrative capacities. Her summers were spent in Maine at Camp Hawthorne where she was responsible for administrative functions; serving as head chef for the first week each summer and behind the scene support that made Camp Hawthorne so successful. Her husband Robert was the owner/director of the camp and relied enormously on her love and commitment. Mrs. Metz gave generously of her time helping with the Raymond Waterways, Camp Sunshine, reception committee at the Raymond Village Community Church, as well as the election committee. She enjoyed golf, bowling, skiing, cooking and playing card games with her grandchildren. Surviving are her husband of 61 years, Robert; their daughter, Pamela of New Mexico; two sons, Richard and Peter, both of New Jersey; her sister, Irene Morris of Raymond; and her five grandchildren. A memorial service will be held in early July at the Raymond Village Community Church. Arrangements are by Hall Funeral Home, Casco. Should friends so desire, donations may be made in Gloria’s memory to: Raymond Village Community Church, P.O. Box 285, Raymond, ME 04071.
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SOUTH PARIS—Pearl Starbird died peacefully on April 25 at Market Square Health Care Center surrounded by her loving friends. She was 101 years old. Miss Starbird was born in Boston, Mass. on Sept. 3, 1909. She was the daughter of Dr. Edward P. Starbird and Elizabeth Hurst Starbird. Her early upbringing included a lot of music and she became an accomplished cellist. Her college training was in art, especially painting and costume design. She earned a Master’s degree from Boston University and was an art teacher in the Boston school system until her retirement. She liked to travel and often took her paintbrushes and materials with her. She loved nature, especially animals. Almost every summer of her life she spent at her beloved camp, Bird’s Nest, on Keoka Lake in Waterford. Later in life, after she moved from her apartment in Andrew’s House to the health care center in 2005, she reluctantly sold the camp. With the proceeds from the sale she created the Pearl Starbird Scholarship Fund for students in Music and Art. Graduates from high schools in Oxford County and Lake Region High School in Naples are eligible to apply, and many do. In the early years of the scholarships Miss Starbird took a keen interest in the progress the students were making in their studies, and enjoyed looking at their portfolios and listening to the instruments they played. In 2006 the SAD #17 School District appointed her to be The Grand Marshall of the Aspire Higher Parade. She rode at the head of the parade in an antique red Cadillac convertible along with one of her scholarship students. Also in 2006, at the Photography and Recognition Ceremony at the State House in Augusta, she was honored by Governor Baldacci for her desire to give back to the community and her deep interest in education and supporting and encouraging young people. Market Square Health Care Center was her home for her last years. There she received frequent visits from her friends and extraordinary and loving care from the staff. Miss Starbird was a truly wonderful lady, an inspiration to countless young people, and loved by many more. She is survived by a niece, Marilyn Godley of Australia. She was predeceased by her sister, Virginia. Online condolences may be shared with her family and friends at www.chandlerfunerals.com A Funeral service will be held on Tuesday, May 3 at 2 p.m. at Christ Episcopal Church, 35 Paris Street, Norway. A Memorial service and celebration of her life will be held later in May, time and date to be announced. Burial will be in the family plot at Forest Hills Cemetery in Jamaica Plains, Mass. Donations in her memory may be made to the Pearl Starbird Scholarship Fund, c/o Maine Community Foundation, 245 Main St., Ellsworth, ME 04605. Arrangements are under the direction of Chandler Funeral Homes & Cremation Service, 45 Main St., South Paris.
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Mildred E. Mott KENNEBUNK—Mildred Elizabeth “Betty” (Larigan) Mott, of Kennebunk, Maine, formerly of Naples, Maine and Sherborn, Mass., died peacefully in the care and comfort of her family on April 29, 2011. She was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. on December 17, 1922, the daughter of Edward Raphael Larigan and Mildred Jeannette (Schauf) Larigan. Betty was the beloved wife of John R. Mott, and together they celebrated 60 years of marriage last January at Atria Senior Living Community. She was the devoted mother of Edward Richard Mott, of Hudson, Mass.; John Robert Mott, of Ashland, Mass.; and James Jefferson Mott, and his wife Julie of Sherborn, Mass. She was preceded in death by her parents in 1978; by her brother Bob in 1998; and by her brother Jack in 2004. She grew up in Great Neck, Long Island, where she met lifelong friends Mrs. Pat (Hansen) Boynton and the late Mrs. Joan (Blaike) Horwath. She graduated from Wells College, Aurora, N.Y. in 1944. A highlight immediately after graduation was a tour of Europe with four of her classmates. On return she was employed as secretary to Mr. W. T. Grant, founder of the department store chain, in his New York City office; and in 1948 she was employed as a secretary at Sperry Gyroscope Company, Lake Success, Long Island, where she met her future husband, a newly-arrived engineer, in 1949. After moving to Massachusetts in 1968, she taught nursery school at Plymouth House in Framingham, and later worked in the Interlibrary Loan Office at Wellesley College. She was a member of the Missions Committee and also served as Deacon at the Pilgrim Church in Sherborn. She enjoyed watching her sons play sports, entertaining, going to the theater, skiing, playing golf, tennis, and bridge. In 1993, the University of Maine Cooperative Extension recognized her as an Outstanding Master Gardener. Over the years, Betty and John were members of the Wellesley College Club; the Harvard Club of Boston; Naples Golf & Country Club in Naples, Maine; and the Seascape Resort Club of Destin, Fla. For many years Betty worked on behalf of families coping with mental illness, lobbying, volunteering, and co-authoring the book, Families Helping Families—Living With Schizophrenia. A Memorial Service and interment at Pine Hill Cemetery in Sherborn will be at a later date. In lieu of flowers, her family suggests memorial contributions may be made to the National Alliance on Mental Illness/ Massachusetts; www.namimass.org. Arrangements are in care of Bibber Memorial Chapel, 67 Summer Street, Kennebunk, ME 04043. www.bibberfuneral.com
Helen G. Kraul LISBON — Helen Genevieve Lowe Kraul, 91, of Bethel and Portland, died Thursday, April 28 at The Lamp in Lisbon where she had been a resident since July 2010, two years prior to the Lamp she had been a resident of Market Square. Born in Greenwood on Sept. 12, 1919, the daughter of Alister and Rose McFaul Lowe, she was the second youngest of five siblings. After her birth the Lowe family soon moved to Bethel, where she lived on Vernon Street and attended local schools. She graduated as Valedictorian from Gould Academy in the Class of 1939 where she was very active in sports. After graduation she worked as a waitress for two winters at the Soreno Hotel in St. Petersburg, Fla. and two summers at the Mountain View House in Whitefield, N.H. She then moved to Portland, where she attended and graduated at the top of her class from Northeastern Business College. She first worked in the office of C. H. Robinson Paper Co., in Portland, until October 1942. She then took a job as the office manager of National Cash Register Co. There she worked for 40 years, retiring on April 30, 1982 where she was a very dedicated employee. She never missed a day of work in her life. Helen was married to Karl O. Kraul on April 19, 1963. Helen purchased two lots on Raymond Pond in the 1960s where she and Karl built a summer cottage. They enjoyed every summer at the Lake up until 2004, when failing health kept Helen from returning to her cottage on the lake. Helen was a devout Catholic. She was a lifetime member of the Bethel Historical Society and a member of the Portland Trails Association. For many years Helen was the secretary of the Raymond Pond Shores Association. She loved jigsaw puzzles and would always have one going on her puzzle board when you went to visit her. She also enjoyed crosswords, word search puzzles, feeding the birds, tending her flowers, working outdoors around her home, and a visit from friends; prior to her failing health she loved attending the Gould Academy Alumni reunions, where she would catch up once again with school friends, especially Ginny and Mary. She is survived by her nieces, Jane Lowe Ryerson and Katrina Lowe, and a nephew, Alan T. Lowe, all of Bethel; sister-in-law, Ramona Grover; stepdaughter Grace K. Miller of Standish; step-grandsons, Joseph Miller and Karl David Kraul, both of Portland; great nieces and nephews of Bethel, Dixfield and Peru. Helen was predeceased by her husband Karl in 1990; two sisters, Grace Westleigh and Mary Lowe Philbrick Foster; two brothers, Charles E. and Robert J. Lowe; one niece, Charlene Philbrick Benedix Buck; and one nephew, James R. Lowe. Graveside services were held on Sunday, May 1 at 11:30 a.m. at Pine Grove Cemetery in West Bethel. Arrangements were under the direction of Greenleaf Funeral Home, 37 Vernon St., Bethel. Online condolences may be shared with her family at www.chandlerfunerals.com
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David Rodger Freeman, 79, of Bridgton passed away Friday, April 29, 2011 at his home. He was born July 1, 1931, in Norfolk, Mass., the son of Alvin James and Elinor Ferris Freeman. David was educated as an industrial engineer at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (BS), Northeastern University (MS) and received his doctorate degree from Stanford University. He began his career at Alcoa and then Allegheny Ludlum Steel Company in N.Y. In January 1957, he began his life-long career as a college educator at Northeastern University, in Boston, Mass., retiring in 1993 as associate dean and director of Graduate Engineering. Dave is remembered as a loving and ever-present husband, father and grandfather. He was passionate about the Red Sox, Scouting and camping. He was actively involved in his churches — singing in the choir and serving as a church trustee, and event volunteer; as well as serving for Meals on Wheels, the Historical Society and the Chamber of Commerce. He is survived by his loving wife, Elsa, of 57 years; his five children, Mark, Sue, Curt, Jane and Julie; and his 13 grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 5, at the First Congregational Church, 33 South High Street, Bridgton. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to The Building Fund at First Congregational Church UCC, P.O. Box 243, Bridgton ME 04009 or to the Freeman Engineering Scholarship (to assist future young engineers), c/o Professor Susan Freeman, MIE Department, 334 Snell Engineering, Northeastern University, Boston, MA 02115.
PORTLAND — Noice Everett Eastman, 92, passed away on May 1, 2011. He was born on Jan. 24, 1919, in West Brownfield, the son of Noice and Lillian (Barton) Eastman. He graduated from Bean Memorial High School in 1939. He worked for Armour & Co. from 1939–1942 until he joined the Army Air Corps, serving in Valley England as a Weather and Teletype operator during WWII. After the war, he returned to Porter, where he went into business for himself. Moving to Portland in 1949, he went to work as a builder for Martin Bartley until 1954. He married Barbara Ruth Kelley in 1950 and they had two daughters. She predeceased him in January 1966. For 21 years he was employed with Waning & Son Builders, during which he was foreman for many years. He married Lois Johnson in April of 1967. After retiring in 1975, he purchased Ledgemere Country Day School and started Ledgemere Montessori Day School in Cape Elizabeth. Noice was active in serving many capacities for 40 years at the Christian & Missionary Alliance Church and was currently a member of First Baptist Church, Portland. Noice enjoyed working with his hands; building, repairing things for everybody, gardening, oil painting, reading and spending time with his family. Besides his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Doreen Heller of Scarborough and Julie Weeks of Portland; five grandchildren; two greatgrandchildren; sister, Evelyn Richardson; brother, Arthur Eastman; brother, Rev. Emil; and several nieces and nephews. Visitation was held on Wednesday, May 4, 2011, at Jones, Rich & Hutchins Funeral Home, 199 Woodford Street, Portland. A celebration of his life will be held on Thursday, May 5, 2011, at 2 p.m., at First Baptist Church, 360 Canco Road, Portland. A committal service will be held on Friday, May 6, 2011, at 1:30 p.m., at Woodlawn Cemetery, Stroudwater Street, Westbrook. Please visit www.jonesrichandhutchins. com for additional information and to sign Noice’s guestbook. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: Child Evangelism Fellowship, 431 Campground Road, Livermore Falls, ME 04254 or to First Baptist Church Missionary Fund, 96 Canco Rd., Portland, ME 04103.
Jeremy S. Collins LAKE TROPICANA, FLA. — Jeremy Scott Collins, 30, of Lake Tropicana, Fla. and formerly of Harrison, died unexpectedly on April 7, 2011. He was born on May 2, 1980. He is survived by his father, Robert Collins of Lake Tropicana, Fla.; his mother, Karen Bardsley Collins of Kingfield; his sister, Shelley Collins of Waterville; his son, Gage Burgess of Naples; his daughter, Isabella Lefebvre of Casco; and several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. Burial took place in Levy County, Fla.
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A Celebration of Life for Kenneth Miller, who passed away on March 9, 2011, will be held at noon on Saturday, May 7, at Shawnee Peak Ski Area in Bridgton.
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A memorial service will be held for Dorothy Rivard, who passed on April 17, 2011, on Saturday, May 7 at 11 a.m. at the South Bridgton Congregational Church. A graveside service will follow at Gracelawn Cemetery in Auburn at 2 p.m.
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When you drive down the road in Maine, you are free to see broad, clear vistas all the way to the horizon. Your vision isn’t cluttered by large advertising signs and billboards, as is the case in so many other states. Maine has strict limitations on the size and placement of signs, and these restrictions have allowed us to keep our roadways clear of unsightly billboards. This past week, two bills were heard by the Transportation Committee that would change all that, however. LD 1405, “An Act to Amend the Laws Restricting Advertising on Public Highways,” would alter the law regarding the types of signs a business may have on their own property. LD 1367, “An Act to Restore Maine’s Secondary Roads,” would allow billboards to be erected along the highways for a fee that would go toward road maintenance. While both of these measures are no doubt well-intentioned, they would both bring serious, and I think negative, changes to Maine’s landscape. I think this is especially true for LD 1367. In the case of this bill, it would take literally thousands of signs to have a meaningful impact on road maintenance when the cost for road building is approximately $1 million per mile. Drivers in Maine have not always been able to enjoy the unspoiled views that we have now. Before the current laws governing roadside signage were in place, Maine had
over 5,000 billboards. Those of us with long memories can recall those days. In the meantime, advertising has changed a great deal, and businesses can reach people through the Internet and even through handheld devices. Businesses would gain little from these billboards. At the same time, other businesses would be hurt by these new laws. Maine has strong and vibrant tourism industry that is dependent upon the ability to enjoy our great natural beauty, and the tourism industry testified strongly against both bills. Apparently this is a very emotional issue for a lot of people. I have received as much input from voters in the form of mail, e-mails and phone calls on this issue as I have on any other this year. Of all that great volume of communication, I have not had one single piece in support of these bills. I feel that these bills seek to address a problem that isn’t there and that allowing billboards to clutter our skyline would be a giant step backward. If you have any questions about these bills, or need any other help with the state, then please call my office at 2871515 or visit my website at www.mainesenate.org/diamond to send me an e-mail. Senator Bill Diamond is a resident of Windham, and serves the District 12 communities of Casco, Frye Island, Raymond, Standish, Windham and Hollis.
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BRUNSWICK — The Maine State Music Theatre announces that tickets for the 2011 season go on sale starting Wednesday, May 4. The season includes pop music from the 1950s and 60s in The Marvelous Wonderettes, the classic musical Annie, a 1980s roller-disco fantasy, Xanadu and the rock, soul and
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STOW — Dorothy A. Kneeland Parmenter, 75, of Union Hill Road died Monday, May 2, 2011 at The Hospice House in Auburn after a long, courageous battle with cancer. Born October 29, 1935 in Westbrook, she was a daughter of Harold S. and Sybil E. Timberlake Kneeland. Dorothy attended Westbrook schools and was a stitcher for Sebago Inc. for over 40 years, retiring in 1998. She was a member of the Women’s Auxiliary of BMUMC, North Fryeburg. She was an avid reader, enjoyed traveling in her RV and spending time with her family. Dorothy was predeceased by a brother, Albert “Wayne” Kneeland and a granddaughter, Darcy Wilson. Survivors include two daughters, Cynthia I. Wilson and her husband, Alton of Fryeburg, and Brenda L. Mann and her husband, Alan of Stow; two brothers, Richard L. Kneeland of Windham and Ronald E. Kneeland of Gorham; three sisters, Carolyn McIntire of Hollis, Jean Weeks of Windham, and Gladys Colby of Westbrook; a stepsister, Norma Schnyer of Milton, Georgia; three grandchildren, Melissa Smith, Clifford Wilson and Brianna Mann; and five great-grandchildren. Visiting hours will be held at the Dolby Funeral Chapel, 434 River Road, Windham on Thursday, May 5 from 6–8 p.m. A funeral service will be held at the chapel on Friday, May 6 at 1 p.m. with burial at Pine Grove Cemetery, Fryeburg at 3 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to Bradley Memorial United Methodist Church, 454 McNeil Road, Fryeburg Harbor, Maine 04037.
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Concert pianist at Fryeburg Academy FRYEBURG — Criticallyacclaimed concert pianist George Lopez will perform at Fryeburg Academy’s Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center on Saturday, May 21, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for seniors and students. Group discounts are available for groups of 10 or more. You may purchase tickets online at www.fryeburgacademy.org/pac or by contacting the box office at 935-9232. George Lopez has been featured across the globe as recitalist, soloist with orchestra, and is considered one of the best chamber musicians of his generation. A laureate of several international competitions, Lopez received critical acclaim for his interpretation of Bach’s
“Goldberg Variations” at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam and is now preparing the complete cycle of Beethoven Piano Concertos for his upcoming concert seasons. He was invited by the Holland Music Sessions, now one of the top performing arenas for up-and-coming musicians in Europe, to go on a world tour for which he performed in Paris, London, Cologne, New York’s Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, and in Los Angeles where he was hailed by the L.A. Times for his “…musical perspective, continuity, and kaleidoscopic colors.” Most recently, he performed Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue to a capacity crowd with the N.H. Music Festival Orchestra.
Wanted: Poets and storytellers The Harraseeket Inn, in conjunction with the Maine Mountain Heritage Project, is currently seeking submissions for a publication tentatively titled Voices From Maine’s Mountains. Stories, poems and essays must be limited to 1,700 words and can involve outdoor activities such as hunting, fishing, camping, canoeing, skiing, hiking, living or vacationing in or near the mountains of Maine. “We’re looking for Mainers, young and old, who have a story to tell about the mountains they love,” says Penny Gray, co-owner of the Harraseeket Inn and published author of nine books. “We want to create a lasting legacy that honors our mountain heritage and the important role these special landscapes have played in
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BEWARE OF THE DRAGON — The Theater at Monmouth will present their production of The Reluctant Dragon at Fryeburg Academy’s Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center on Friday, May 20, at 7 p.m.
our lives.” The deadline for submissions is June 1, 2011. All submissions will be published online, and the best will be compiled in book form and released to the public. Chosen essays will be announced in October. Any photographs sent should not be originals. Electronic copy preferred. Please send contact information with submission. Proceeds will benefit the Maine Mountain Heritage Project, a nonprofit dedicated to protecting and preserving Maine’s mountains from industrial development. Submissions, and donations to help cover the cost of the project, may be sent to Maine Mountain Heritage Project, c/o Harraseeket Inn, 162 Main Street, Freeport, ME 04032, or e-mailed to email@example.com
The Reluctant Dragon
FRYEBURG — The Theater at Monmouth will present their production of The Reluctant Dragon at Fryeburg Academy’s Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center on Friday, May 20, at 7 p.m. Tickets are $8 for adults, $4 for students and children age 2 and under are free. You many purchase tickets online at www. fryeburgacademy.org or by contacting the box office at 9359232. Kenneth Grahame’s delightful tale of negotiations between a young child, a gentle and funny dragon who loves poetry, and the great dragon-fighter, Saint George, is a memorable story of trust, compromise and creative problem solving. A treat for children of all ages. The Reluctant Dragon will
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The mission of The Theater at Monmouth is to bring innovative approaches to Shakespeare and other classic plays through professional productions which enrich the lives of people in Maine at historic Cumston Hall, Monmouth and throughout the state. In its 41 seasons, The Theater at Monmouth has produced over 289 different productions, including at least 21 world premieres. The Theater has employed more than 1,600 theater artists from throughout the country and many foreign countries.
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feature a cast of four professional actors and includes audience participation. The play will inspire students to reexamine stereotypes, understand the benefits of discussion and compromise to avoid conflicts, and, see a unique approach to the enjoyment of poetry and literature thanks to The Reluctant Dragon. The Theater at Monmouth, The Shakespearean Theater of Maine, is a year-round repertory company of professional theater artists from across Maine and the United States. Founded in 1970, the Theater was named The Shakespearean Theater of Maine by the Maine State Legislature in 1975. Performances are held in beautiful Cumston Hall, listed on the National Register of Historic Buildings since 1976.
SOUTH PARIS — The Moore Park Art Show in South Paris is seeking exhibitors for a celebration and sale of original arts on Saturday, Aug. 13, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Rain date Aug. 14). The day will feature 60 artists and artisans with live entertainment and fine fare. The event is presented by the Paris Parks and Recreation Department and is sponsored by the Western Maine Art Group and the Mahoosuc Arts Council. Artists are being sought representing a broad spectrum of art including paintings, drawings, photography, wood, metal and glass sculpture; fine jewelry; handmade prints; fiber and textile/fiber arts and more. All artwork must be the original design and creation of the exhibitor. Booths are limited. Single 10’x10’ booths are $60 for a single exhibitor, $35 apiece for a shared booth up to four exhibitors, and $75 for booths shared by groups of five or more. Applications must be received by July 15 for inclusion in the Moore Park Art Program. Food vendors are also welcome to inquire about applications. For more information, go to www.MooreParkArtShow.org or contact 890-9399 or e-mail email@example.com
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