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Ruling: Waterford F&G Club noise hurts property values By Gail Geraghty Staff Writer NORTH WATERFORD — In what may be a precedent-setting ruling, the Oxford County Board of Assessment Review has granted the tax abatement appeal of a Waterford couple over gun noise from a nearby firing range. “Thank you so much. We’ve waited a long time for this,” Debbie Howe told the county review board, following their unanimous vote June 20. Howe and her husband John have spent the last three years and $35,000 in legal fees in a bitter dispute with the Waterford Fish & Game Club, that they

said illegally expanded facilities at their firing range on Route 118 in North Waterford, causing a significant increase in gun noise. The ruling, providing the Howes with around $700 total savings on two years (2010 and 2011) of taxes, overturns the town’s earlier denial of abatement requests for those years. More significantly, however, it opens the door for similar tax abatement requests from any of the around 30 or so homeowners living within a mile and a half of the gun club. That’s because the county BAR members based their ruling, in large part, on a profes-

sional real estate appraiser and expert witness hired by the Howes who performed a statistical analysis resulting in a 7.5% loss of property value for the Howes’ 175-acre property and any other property within a 1.5-mile radius. “The appraiser experienced the gunfire noise on several occasions and the intermittent gunfire is definitely a distraction and minimizes the peace and quiet enjoyment of the subject property,” stated the appraisal report. The county BAR did more than review a report, however; they also spent months NOISE, Page A

By Gail Geraghty Staff Writer Selectmen strongly voiced their “dismay” Tuesday that Bridgton Town Manager Mitch Berkowitz didn’t tell them about Neal Allen’s strong ties to Avesta Housing, Inc. when he asked Allen to help the town select a new planning director. Allen, the executive director of the Greater Portland Council

of Governments, also is chairman of Avesta’s board of directors, and controversy has been raging for months over the town’s role in assisting the nonprofit developer with plans to build a 21-unit affordable housing project on Main Street. Allen’s ties to Avesta were publicly questioned two weeks earlier by Glen “Bear” Zaidman, which was the first time select-

men became aware of it. On Tuesday, at the board’s request, Berkowitz explained his decision to ask Allen to serve on the hiring committee, and what role Allen played in the decision to hire Anne Krieg in February as the successor to Alan Manoian. “Your hiring of Anne was a great choice, but my concern is that the process might have been TIES, Page A

By Dawn De Busk Staff Writer CASCO — John O’Donnell and his associates are happy to be out of Casco. Still, he said he is proud that he stood up for the large majority of property owners when Casco followed through with the 2007 revaluation. “Prior to the 2007 Casco revaluation, the tax distribution between residential and water properties was the most unfair I have seen in my 35-year career,” O’Donnell said last week. In April, by a vote of 3-2, the Casco Board of Selectmen awarded O’Donnell’s firm a year-

long property revaluation job as well as a five-year contract as the town’s assessor. In May, following a public outcry by some citizens, the board rescinded its decision and awarded the job to another firm. At that meeting, when a new motion was on the table, a first-year selectman changed her vote, it was by a 3-2 vote that a different assessing company entered into an assessing and property-revaluation contract with the town. The outcry can be attributed to the citizens’ displeasure with O’Donnell and the 2007 Casco revaluation. O’Donnell contends the

Manager chastised for not disclosing Avesta ties

BACKWARD BAREFOOTING —Tim Bollinger, 16, learned to barefoot backwards in one lesson on Crystal Lake on Saturday, June 23. He is the son of Jaime and Tessa Bollinger. Jaime is the director of Camps Owatonna and Newfound. Tim will spend the summer at the camp as a counselor-in-training. On Tim’s last pull, he skied slightly more than one mile with many rollers and never fell. He was traveling at 26 mph. The Bollingers are year-round residents of Harrison. Tim attends Waynflete, a private school in Portland. (Photo by Peter Lowell)

Former Casco assessor defends revaluation efforts Prior to the 2007 Casco revaluation, the tax distribution between residential and water properties was the most unfair I have seen in my 35-year career....... — John O’Donnell, owner of O’Donnell and Associates, Inc. changed vote was influenced by a very small but very vocal minority. “When decisions are made under duress imposed by emotionally charged minorities it is

often at the expense of the large majority,” he said. O’Donnell said he believes a silent majority of Casco taxpayers do not have any qualms with the revaluation finished by John

E. O’Donnell and Associates, Inc. “You don’t hear from the people whose taxes went down,” he said. A small group of waterfront property owners took offense to the dramatic rise in their taxes — which is understandable, he said. It is unfair to lump all waterfront property owners in with the group that protested the 2007 revaluation, he said. Almost all of the people of Casco handled the 2007 revaluation with class and dignity, he said. The Maine Constitution calls for property taxes to be appor-

tioned equally, based on value. Therefore, property should be assessed at, or around, the same percentage of value. “Many people do not agree with the Maine constitutional requirement to base property taxes on value. Yet, assessors swear to uphold the Constitution,” O’Donnell said. He can point to the numbers to demonstrate that since the revaluation in 2007 through today, property classes in Casco have been assessed around the same value. Casco’s property classes are: Residential, waterfront, and ASSESSOR, Page A

Phase I of Snow project begins By Lisa Williams Ackley Staff Writer FRYEBURG — The C.A. Snow School construction project is unfolding, with a Phase I architect being sought and a site analysis performed at the Molly Ockett Middle School property off Route 302. The Snow School project is one of only six schools in the state that the Maine Department

of Education has approved for construction with state funds, since 2005. The MDOE found the current Snow School on Pine Street to be a school “in critical need of renovation or replacement.” The firm of DeLuca-Hoffman Associates Inc., a Portland-based civil and environmental engineering firm, is working with School Administrative District

72 officials, Superintendent of Schools Gary MacDonald said, when he updated the Pequawket Valley School District’s Board of Directors at their meeting June 20. “DeLuca-Hoffman has been giving us weekly reports,” stated Supt. MacDonald, last week. “Thursday (June 21) they start the test pits.” MacDonald said the school

board’s Ad Hoc committee that is working on the Snow School project would travel to Augusta June 26 to meet with Scott Brown of the Maine Department of Education. MacDonald said the ads for a Phase I architectural firm will begin being run on July 3, with the Ad Hoc Committee “interviewing them and coming to SNOW, Page A

By Lisa Williams Ackley Staff Writer FRYEBURG — Fryeburg Academy’s new athletic fields project off Howe Street went before the Fryeburg Planning Board Tuesday night for a public hearing. However, discussion had to be cut short and a new public hearing scheduled, when it was discovered that abutters may not have been formally notified of the hearing, as required by state law and the town’s Land Use Ordinance. When the engineer representing the Academy could not

produce receipts proving that abutters were formally notified via certified mail, the planning board decided to delay discussing the application any further, until a second public hearing, which they set for July 24 at 6:30 p.m. A site walk of both the Academy athletic field site and the new Fryeburg Historical Society building property on Portland Street did not take place at 6:30 p.m. June 26, due to rain. It wasn’t until after the brief public hearing Tuesday night, and Fryeburg Academy Athletic

Director Sue Thurston’s explanation of what is planned at the athletic fields, that it came to light that certified mail notices informing abutters of the public hearing may not have been sent out. Frank L. Crabtree, an engi-

neer for Harriman Architects & Engineers of Auburn, said he could not recall if the formal notices to abutters had been sent out. Fryeburg Code Enforcement Officer Katie

No notices, no ruling of field plan

OUT FOR A STROLL IN THE PARK — Delighted dog owners and excited canines kicked off use of the new dog loop trail at Pondicherry Park on Tuesday. This .6-mile loop trail was created by Loon Echo Land Trust, Lakes Environmental Association and the Town of Bridgton to accommodate the outpouring of support for a dog friendly zone in the town park. See story on Page 3A.


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Matching donor found; transplant set By Lisa Williams Ackley Staff Writer FRYEBURG — Wonderful news has been spreading through the Lake Region this week, since word was received that a stem-cell donor match has been found for Fryeburg native Major Gregg Sanborn of the Maine Warden Service. Sanborn was diagnosed late last summer with T-cell lymphoma and was told his chances of surviving for more than a year were not favorable, unless a stem-cell transplant could be performed. So, stem-cell donor drives were sponsored by the Maine Warden Service in Orono and by the Friends of Gregg

Sanborn in Fryeburg, to try to find Sanborn a matching stemcell donor, as well as one for thousands of others through a registry. Obviously, no one could be more buoyed up by the good news than Gregg himself, who said late Tuesday afternoon, “Things are looking up!” “I want to thank everyone in the greater Fryeburg community for all their support, those who came to be tested as a possible stem-cell donor and for raising money for donations,” said Gregg. Asked when he got the good news, Gregg said June 25 that he received word from hospital

(Continued from Page A) Point Sebago. With 35 years in the field under his belt, O’Donnell realizes that property values and taxes are two issues that bring out strong emotions in people. “We don’t rejoice in anyone paying more taxes. It is human nature to feel for them,” O’Donnell said. “Between the schools and the town, Casco taxes went up $1.1 million last year alone. This is spending not assessing. The assessor is the messenger via tax bills. Some want to shoot the messenger,” he said. In Casco, the total number of properties is 3,400. Of those parcels, there are 700 waterfront properties. Therefore, about 21 percent of the town’s taxpayers own waterfront land, according to O’Donnell. He estimates there were a few thousand residential property owners who saw lower tax bills after the revaluation job was completed. “Remember after the 2007 revaluation, 80% of Casco residents got lower taxes. They had quietly lived with over-taxation for years,” he said. O’Donnell said in Casco, those landowners who enjoyed waterfront parcels did not realize how much lower their assessment ratio was compared to residential property. When the property values were re-adjusted, it wasn’t an easy change to accept, he said. “Casco waited way too long to equalize assessed values. When they did, the properties that were paying above their fair share saw large tax decreases. The properties that were under assessed saw large tax increas-

es,” he said. An unrealistic expectation — which was touted during a citizen-driven petition that resulted in a voter-supported ballot item to conduct another property valuation — is that the Town of Casco would receive $1,000,000 back from the Maine State Department of Education. “It will not happen. It was wrong to lead people to believe it would. The proponents of a new revaluation are ignoring that the cost shift to Lake Region towns is due to the passage of the Essential Programs and Services (EPS) school-funding model passed by the Maine State Legislature,” O’Donnell said. “They want to blame it on

officials in Boston that a donor match had likely been found, a few weeks earlier. “They kind of clued me in a few weeks ago that a male, 26 years of age, was a probable match — it was more of a heads up,” said Gregg. “Then, two weeks ago Friday (on June 8), they told me, ‘It looks like it’s going to be a go,’ and they put me on a different type of chemo(therapy), because the more the cancer is under control, the better it (the stem-cell transplant procedure) works.” Yesterday (June 27) was Major Sanborn’s last day of work at the Maine Warden DONOR, Page A

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not want to walk out,” he said. Currently, the firm’s client number totals 38, and includes the neighboring towns of Raymond, Naples and Poland. O’Donnell and Associates has served Naples since 1978, when John’s father operated the assessing business. In the few weeks after Casco abruptly ended its contract with O’Donnell, the firm welcomed three new clients — the towns of Chelsea, Turner and Boothbay.

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revaluation, and they are suggesting another revaluation will not solve the problem,” he said. State lawmakers must change the school-funding formula before rural schools receive more education funding from the state, he said. “I have done 72 revaluations. I have done this conscientiously for 35 years. We have to work in good faith on behalf of all property owners,” he said. “We were loyal to Casco to the end. We were loyal. We did

This graph shows the graph assessment ratios for property classes in Casco from 2005 through 2011. The effective difference in taxation is calculated by dividing the difference between the ratios by the lower ratio. In 2006 the residential properties were paying on assessed values 47.5% more than water properties (59-40)/40. In the 2007 revaluation year the effective difference was 0% (98-98)/98. (Graph from Maine Revenue Services State Valuation Sales Studies.)


By Dawn De Busk Staff Writer RAYMOND — Up on Tower Road, more than 70 SPX employees contributed to constructing a 70-foot-tall antenna, which is capable of simultaneously transmitting eight FM radio stations. Most antennae can only relay the FM waves for one or two radio stations at a time, according to SPX General Manager Mark Fichter. Our company “has a history of doing tricky, custom engineered products. Not many companies could have done this job,” he said, adding that SPX is the parent company and Dielectric is the brand of product produced by the Raymond-based business. “The reason it’s significant is it’s one of the largest antennae in the world,” Fichter said last Friday, June 26. A crane was posed to disassemble the towering antenna that weighs 37,000 pounds. Later this month, the tower will be transported to Jacksonville, Fla., using two flatbeds and three box trailers, according to Fichter. Cox Communications purchased the antenna. On June 20 and 21, SPX employees tested the antenna. During the testing process, workers use a spectrum analyzer and hook up low-level radio frequencies (RFs) to the antenna, according to Fichter. Sometimes, the concrete interferes with the RFs, he said. Therefore, to achieve the opti-

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GIFTING OF A PARK — Bridgton’s town gem, Pondicherry Park, officially became a town park on Tuesday. Officials from the Town of Bridgton, Loon Echo Land Trust (LELT) and Lakes Environmental Association (LEA) met on the Dunning Memorial Bridge to gift the park to the Town of Bridgton. Taking part in the ribbon-cutting ceremony were (front row, left to right) Bridgton Town Manager Mitch Berkowitz, Selectmen Woody Woodward, Doug Taft and Bernie King, LEA Executive Director Peter Lowell and Loon Echo Executive Director Carrie Walia; (back row) Selectmen Bob McHatton, Art Triglione and Paul Hoyt.

Pondicherry Park: Dream come true Indians within the woods that now comprise the park. “We played all through here,” he said. Now, he said he routinely directs visitors to the Chamber’s office to the park. “This is a tremendous boost to the town,” he said. “You have no idea how many cities would love to have this in their town,” said newly-elected Bridgton Selectman Bob McHatton. Selectman Woody Woodward said visitors to his lakeside resort are amazed when they learn of the park’s existence. “A new park? Downtown? Well maintained, with some handicapped access?” said Woodward, of visitors’ responses to the news. This is one of the goals envisioned by the 2004 Comprehensive Plan, he pointed out, and now it has

come to fruition. Outgoing Selectman Art Triglione said he was cautious about the idea at first, worrying over what it would cost taxpayers, when the Loon Echo Land Trust and Lakes Environmental Association first proposed the idea. The two environmental organizations launched a fund drive to purchase the land from property owners, and voters agreed last year to take over ownership of the park. “But I fell in love with it, right at the beginning,” said Triglione, as he saw the way it was bringing the community together to work toward a common goal. “The ladies got their dog trail, and this is what it’s all about. I’m thrilled I was a part of it,” Triglione said. Bridgton Town Manager Mitch Berkowitz called the park’s creation “a labor of love,” and gave special thanks to LELT’s and LEA’s executive directors, Carrie Walia and Peter Lowell, for their willingness to negotiate terms of the transfer with a committee comprised of himself and Selectmen Bernie King and Doug Taft. “We got to the table, and within two hours, we all had the same goals in mind,” Berkowitz said. He said the park shows that Bridgton is “a community that can look into the future.”


By Gail Geraghty Staff Writer The excitement built as around 50 people — and a half dozen or so dogs — gathered on the Bob Dunning Memorial Bridge Tuesday, awaiting the ribbon-cutting to dedicate the official gifting of Pondicherry Park to the people of Bridgton. Smiles were everywhere, and the speeches preceding the ribbon-cutting reflected a sense that Bridgton had accomplished something pretty special by creating a 65-acre nature park with guided trails smack dab in the middle of downtown. For Jim Mains Jr., executive director of the Greater Bridgton Lake Region Chamber of Commerce, the moment was especially sweet, as he recalled his childhood days growing up on South High Street, spending hours playing cowboys and

Also on hand for the ribbon-cutting were Planning Board Chairman Steve Collins, Planning Board member Ken Murphy, Administrative Assistant Georgianne Fleck, Taft and Selectman Paul Hoyt. After the ribbon-cutting, the pooches led the way for an inaugural stroll along the .6mile dog-friendly loop trail that extends from the bridge to follow the park’s northerly boundary up to South High Street and then back down around to the bridge. The park has a total of around 2.5 miles of trails, with three miles being the maximum. Park rules require that visitors with pets use a leash at all times and pick up pet waste. A legal closing on the 65acre park transfer occurred Wednesday, June 27, at 2 p.m. at the Bridgton Municipal Complex, when the property deed was granted from LELT to the town, and the conservation easement was reserved. The town will be seeking candidates to fill the three vacant seats on the Pondicherry Park Stewardship Committee. Two additional seats will be filled by LELT and LEA. The committee will assist the Bridgton Public Works Department with the weekly and seasonal maintenance needs at the park.

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(Continued from Page A) Service for an entire year — the job he loves. “This Friday (June 29), I’ll go to Boston to the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute for some tests and then I’ll go to Brigham and Women’s Hospital (July 6), and the actual eight day procedure starts on Monday the 9th,” he said. “Everything looks good,” Gregg stated. What was his reaction, upon receiving word that a stem-cell donor had been found? “They prepped me a little beforehand,” said Gregg. “Then I went on a fishing trip and when I got home there were a bunch of voicemails saying, ‘Get in touch with us, we need to get going!’ Everything looks good!” Will Gregg get to know about and eventually meet the young man nearly half his age who will, literally, save his life? “They won’t tell me (who it is),” Gregg said. “After a year — if he signs off that it’s good — I can meet him. They won’t even tell me if he’s from Ireland — it’s kind of a mystery!” How is Gregg doing, now that he knows the plan set out before him in order to, hopefully, bring him to full recovery from his cancer? “It’s a hurdle — I’m taking this in steps,” said Gregg. “The first step was to find someone who’s a match and make sure people sign up to help people in the same situation I’m in.” And the next steps? “Now, the prep work,” stated Gregg. “Friday (June 22) I was in Augusta for tests. Wednesday (June 27) is my last day of work. This Friday (June 29), is pre-admittance at Dana-Farber in Boston all day on that. Then, the drive down to Boston (for the actual procedure beginning July 9) is another step for me.” “Now, I’ve got to get my ducks in a row — my house in order,” said Gregg. “My young fellow’s (he and his wife Deborah’s 21year-old son, David) moved home to take care of the house and the dog.” Was Gregg told what the odds, or percentages, are for the stemcell transplant being successful or not? “They would have, if I’d asked them,” said Gregg. “I didn’t want to know.” As someone who’s used to being in charge at his chosen profession, in which he has risen to the highest level as second in command at the Maine Warden Service, letting others “be in control” is foreign to Gregg and he fully admitted it. “I told the doctors down there, ‘Just to let you know, if this kills me, it won’t be because I didn’t do everything you told me to do. You’re the experts. I’m putting my life in your hands.’ That’s where I stand, right now,” he said. Gregg also likes to be active as much as he can, both at work and at home, so the year-long recuperation process will likely be challenging for him. “Once the 9th (of July) gets here, I’m out of commission for a year,” said Gregg. “Right now, I don’t feel 100%, but I’m doing things I need to do beforehand.” “The doctors told me, ‘If this works, you’re trading one year for 30 years or more,’” stated Gregg. Bringing others hope Will he stay involved in the stem-cell donor drive process? “Oh sure,” Gregg replied, without any hesitation, whatsoever. “One thing from here on out is, if this (stem-cell transplant) works, it brings back all kinds of hope to people in my position — it will let other people who find themselves in my situation know what a ‘hopeful’ situation it can be.” “When you get hit with this, you kind of feel hope-less — but if I get to come back cured, then they can be hope-full,” said Gregg. As for the young man who holds the key to his recovery from this life-threatening disease, Gregg said, “He and others like him provide a safety net. Stem-cell donation is my lifeline back to health. Without him — this 26-year-old guy — I wouldn’t be able to do this.” “The 9th (of July) will be here soon enough,” Gregg said. “I’m happy — I’m a little anxious, I have a little nervousness and a little stress. Everything beyond the 9th (of July) will be beyond my control — and that’s not me. In my profession, I show up on a scene and everyone looks to me to be in charge. On the 9th, I have no control — zero. That’s a different mind set for me. The doctors are in control — let’s hope it works!” In early May, just before the Fryeburg stem-cell donor drive was held, Gregg told The Bridgton News, “The only thing that matters to me is that, a year from now, we do a story that I’m cancer-free, and I’m able to go trout fishing, mow the lawn and go to work.”

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Field, school plans before planners (Continued from Page A) Haley said she had returned certified mail receipts for the Fryeburg Historical Society’s public hearing that same evening in hand, but she did not have any for the Academy’s public hearing notice. Planning Board Chairman Ed Price asked Crabtree, “Did you notify all of the abutters by certified mail?” “I think so,” Crabtree replied. “That could be a show stopper,” said Price, “because we advertised this as a public hearing.” Price looked around the meeting room and then asked, “So, do we have any abutters here who have received a (certified mail) notice?” No one responded. “We already closed the public hearing,” said Chairman Price. “The public hearing was held without the proper conditions,” CEO Haley said. “It is their (Academy officials’) responsibility to get the (certified mail) receipts to

Katie,” planning board member Judy Redding stated. A few moments later, Crabtree said he didn’t think he had sent out notices to the abutters. “I don’t believe I did it,” said Crabtree. “Notices were published in the (news)papers,” Chairman Price said, “but abutters need to be notified individually.” So, the athletic fields proposal will be heard again on July 24. Former Pike building new alternative school? A second public hearing will be held on July 24 regarding Fryeburg Academy’s proposal to lease the former Pike Insurance building on Main Street for use as an alternative school for high school age students. Representing Fryeburg Academy, builder Brad Littlefield said the two-story structure would be used by up to 30 students and two to four teachers. Noting that a new Subway restaurant is scheduled to be

By Gail Geraghty Staff Writer Selectmen agreed Tuesday to consider a new ordinance addressing substandard rental and vacant properties, both commercial and residential, in Bridgton. They agreed with representatives of a residentled Substandard Housing Committee that a local ordinance would strengthen the ability of local officials to enforce violations of building codes. Currently, Code Enforcement Officer Robbie Baker cannot take action on a suspected violation unless it is something

he actually observes, said Selectman Bernie King. King said that was why Baker told him he couldn’t follow up on a judge’s ruling that the house at 16 Walker Street was uninhabitable. Selectmen heard a presentation by Kenton Courtois and Paulina Dellosso, both members of the substandard housing committee that was formed after the May meeting of the Bridgton Community Crime Watch. Courtois gave selectmen copies of a brochure suggesting a process by which code violators could be held account-

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THE FRYEBURG HISTORICAL SOCIETY’S NEW BUILDING — at the corner of Portland and Warren Streets received final approval from the Fryeburg Planning Board June 26. (Ackley Photo) constructed next door to the proposed school building, the planning board asked Littlefield to come back on July 24 with more information regarding the entrance and exit to the property. “Traffic access and traffic impact — I really think we need to look at that and I would really like the DOT (Maine Department of Transportation) to look at it,” said planning board member Kent Pidgeon. Chairman Price then asked

Littlefield to contact the MDOT. Littlefield also noted that the State Fire Marshal’s Office had reviewed the plan and recommended a second stairway to the second floor be constructed and Littlefield said it would be. Fryeburg Historical Society gets green light Following lengthy discussion on the entrance and proposed parking June 26, the planning board gave its unani-

mous approval to the Fryeburg Historical Society’s new location in the Ethel “Red” Smith house at the corner of Portland and Warren Streets. Some planning board members said they thought the entrance to the Historical Society building should be from Warren Street, while others thought the Portland Street entrance would be safer and less intrusive. It was decided Portland Street will be the designated entrance.

able. The brochure stated that enforcement measures could include penalties or citations, up to and including seizure of the property. Selectmen and Town Manager Mitch Berkowitz pointed out that the town currently has a dangerous building ordinance, and the state’s 2012 Property Maintenance Code addresses standards that property owners must meet. But they agreed more effective action could be accomplished through a local ordinance. “The question is, do we, by virtue of it being a state law, authorize our CEO to enforce it?” said Berkowitz. Courtois pointed out that towns don’t

get the state help they need to enforce state laws. “We’re seeing a great level of frustration after more and more years of benign neglect by certain landlords” of properties in town, agreed Selectman Paul Hoyt. He said the town’s economic health in part depends on providing adequate, safe housing for its workforce. “If we have a state law, it’s kind of hard for me to reinvent the wheel, but I like the idea of having a local ordinance,” said Selectman Doug Taft. He suggested the town could focus on enforcing state laws until a local ordinance can be passed. Courtois and Dellosso said they’d like to have the ordinance

ready in time for a townwide vote in November. Selectmen suggested they return with the ordinance’s actual wording, and that both the Board of Selectmen and the Bridgton Planning Board take part in reviewing the language. Dellosso said the committee is currently in the process of identifying properties in town that come under “the broken window theory,” in that the owner who has a broken window and does not repair it does not care, and that attitude can spread to other properties. Resident Bill Vincent cautioned the board not to go overboard in enforcing violations, saying it’s sometimes the case that owners cannot afford HOUSING, Page A

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By Lega Medcalf Special to The News First off, I want to thank the Magic Lantern for generously donating the Tannery Pub Theater for the showing of the movie Beavers. I am also grateful to Bridgton Public Library’s Annika Black for her help with the set-up of the presentation, Co-existing with Beavers. Now, to the news. The Shorey Park beavers abandoned their lodge when it got flooded, and have now built a dam and “lodge” across the brook next to the Bridgton Post Office. Although, I have previously seen this rear parking lot flooded after heavy rain, this most recent rainstorm, coupled with a beaver dam, has caused considerable flooding behind the post office. As one might note, the phrase commonly associated with the United States Postal Service, “neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds,” makes no reference to mail delivery obstructions caused by beavers. This new mini wetland by the post office has already attracted a flock of mallards, but its location is obviously problematic. Long-term, this site can only be temporary even from the beaver’s perspective, since the area is not large enough to sustain a deep pond. By winter, the beavers will need to build a lodge with access to deeper water that remains unfrozen so that the food that they have stored on the bottom of the pond will be available. Since there has been a sighting of a beaver crossing Main Street by the Corn Shop Trading Company and another report of one on Depot Street, it is safe to assume that the beavers (probably a pair) are indeed looking for more permanent lodging. BEAVERS, Page A

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Fireworks prohibited on Fryeburg town properties By Lisa Williams Ackley Staff Writer FRYEBURG — Even though voters here approved following state laws regarding the legalizing the possession, sale and use of fireworks, the Fryeburg Board of Selectmen unanimously voted to continue a policy prohibiting fireworks on town-owned property. Last week’s selectmen’s meeting was newly-elected board member Paul Naughton’s first meeting of his three-year term. Rick Eastman is the new chairman of the board of selectmen, and the other selectman is Tom Klinepeter. Appointments Outgoing selectman Ed

Wilkey was appointed to the Fryeburg Planning Board for a three-year term, along with William Mosher, whose previous term had expired. Kimberly Clarke was appointed to a term of three years on the Fryeburg Board of Appeals. Hannah Warren and Judy Redding were appointed to three-year terms on the Fryeburg Budget Committee. Appointed to serve two-year terms on the Eastern Slope Airport Authority were Angelo Milia and David Cullinan. Ed Wilkey and Eric Root were each appointed to serve a one-year term on the Saco River Corridor Commission. Wilkey and Klinepeter will

Beavers on move (Continued from Page A)

Again, it is my hope that Bridgton’s Downtown Beavers will be protected and valued as a beneficial species. In Bridge Creek, Ore., the National Park Service, NOAA-Fisheries, and the Bureau of Land Management have collaborated to build structures (vertical wood posts driven into the stream bottom) to encourage beaver dam creation so as to “accelerate stream recovery and improve production of the creek’s salmon population.” Beaver ponds in downtown Martinez, Calif., led to the return of steelhead trout, otters, herons, mink and tourists. Corvallis, Ore. has for many years been in constant battle with beavers whose dam-building activities periodically flooded the softball fields in Sunset Park. Earlier this year, the city decided on a truce and is installing water-leveling devices in order to “try and see if we can live with the beavers.” Countries such as Belgium and Sweden are known for their safari tours that highlight beavers, their dams and lodges. After the most recent Ice Age, the industrious ancestors of Bridgton’s beavers were partly responsible for creating the landscape that we so love in the Lakes Region. Surely we can learn to co-exist with this watchable wildlife species by becoming more tolerant and by limiting beaver damage. Again, water leveling devices and wrapping favorite trees with galvanized welded wire (placed 6-12 inches out from the trunk and stand up about three feet high from the base of the trunk) are solutions that work in many communities. The following websites,,, and (read the testimonials) are excellent resources and I can also be reached at 647-2366 if you have questions or need referrals.

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GOVERNOR VISITS CAMP SUNSHINE — Maine Governor Paul LePage proclaimed June 26, 2012, as Camp Sunshine Day in Maine during a tour of the Casco facility on Tuesday. Gov. LePage was joined by First Lady Ann LePage, Deputy Legal Counsel Michael Cianchette and Robert McAleer, acting commissioner of the Department of Defense, Veterans and Emergency Management. Gov. LePage met and visited with families and volunteers during a tour led by Camp Sunshine Co-Founder Anna Gould. He was impressed by the services offered by Camp Sunshine and the important role it plays in the lives of children with life-threatening illnesses and their families. Gould also presented a plaque to the 133rd Engineer Battalion of the Maine Army National Guard for its service to Camp Sunshine. Soldiers from the 133rd are on-site making improvements to the campus this week as part of a summer training operation aimed at helping a nonprofit organization. Surrounded by members of the Maine Army National Guard are, from left, First Lady Ann LePage, Camp Sunshine Co-Founder Anna Gould, Gov. Paul LePage and Camp Sunshine Executive Director Matt Hoidal.

Guardsmen build community In the Maine Army National Guard, training is a constant companion. Soldiers strive to stay on top of their chosen field, while training at every opportunity for the day that they will put their skills to use, in their state and on the battlefield. One of the ways the Maine Army National Guard, 133rd Engineer Battalion, stays up on their training is by giving back to Maine communities. During the past week of their annual training, soldiers from the 136th Engineer Company, 2nd Platoon gave a lending hand at Camp Sunshine in Casco on several building projects to help the nonprofit organization provide a fun environment for families. This year, the unit built several bridges, installed culverts, and worked on several fence projects, said Staff Sgt. Kevin R. Sirois of Rumford, a project supervisor for the mission. “I love getting out and being able to do something for a community who can’t really accomplish what we can do as a unit, just being able to get out and see the point of contact and the people we are doing the project for, is just a really good heart-

filled feeling,” said Sirois. This isn’t the first time that the National Guard has assisted the staff at Camp Sunshine; in 1992, National Guard soldiers cleared the land that the camp sits on. Since then, National Guard units from around Maine have been able to assist on many building projects including a climbing wall, gazebo, bridges and even a pond. Soldiers are taking the opportunity to train in a real-life environment, and in the process giving back to the community. “It’s great for me to know that my troops are actually learning and making progress,” said Sirois. Anna Gould, co-founder and spokeswoman at Camp Sunshine, explained that, “Camp Sunshine provides a respite for families who have a child with a life-threatening illness. Part of what makes camp special is that the camp is staffed predominantly with volunteers, probably 95% of the staff you see

here are volunteers.” First Lt. Morse Doane of Portland, leader of 136’s 2nd Platoon said, “Families come from all over the country to Camp Sunshine. It’s a great feeling in many ways. Number one for my soldiers is it’s an outstanding opportunity to let other people see and appreciate how hard they work and the things they do.” Along with Camp Sunshine, there are many additional sites where Maine Army National Guard Soldiers are using valuable training time to practice their job and contribute to their friends and neighbors. In Topsham, soldiers from the 136th Engineer Company, 3rd Platoon led by Chief Warrant Officer 2 Christopher Barnaby, are building two community pavilions at the Cathance River Park. In Augusta, soldiers from the 262nd Engineer Company, 2nd Platoon led by 2nd Lt. Jonathan GUARDSMEN, Page A



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Bridgton Police blotter truck. 7:52 p.m. A police officer responded to a general disturbance on Smith Avenue. 8 p.m. Two dogs were reportedly in the swimming area at Woods Pond Beach. 11:36 p.m. No injuries were sustained and damage to a Bridgton Police cruiser was minimal, after it collided with a moose near the intersection of South High Street and Warren Street. The moose left the area. Friday, June 22: 9:06 a.m. Bridgton Police assisted with a child locked inside a motor vehicle on North High Street. 11:03 a.m. A caller from South Bridgton Road reported “two stray cats that showed up on his doorstep and they are pregnant.” 4:38 p.m. A report was received of a “possibly rabid raccoon” in the area of the boat launch area on Powerhouse Road. The responding police officer checked the area with negative contact. 4:57 p.m. A caller requested a police officer at Highland Lake Beach “to speak with younger kids there who are smoking, using vulgar language and being rude.” 5:10 p.m. A report was received that a large Rottweiler dog was “roaming the neighborhood” on Mitchell Lane. The Animal Control Officer was notified. Saturday, June 23: 3:18 a.m. A report was received of a “man jumping in and out of the roadway” on Kansas Road. The responding police officer checked the area with negative contact. 8:22 a.m. Amy L. Richards, 30, of Harrison, was arrested on a warrant for failure to appear on a charge of forgery and violating conditions of release. Richards was transported to the Cumberland County Jail in Portland. 10:52 a.m. A 2008 Chevrolet Impala operated by Tania L. Brooks, of North Bridgton, and a 2011 Hyundai Elantra operated by Shelley A. Thurlow, of Bridgton, collided on Portland Road (Route 302) in front of Hayes True Value. 12:10 p.m. A 2001 GMC Sierra owned by Raymond Thompson, of Norwell, Mass.,


IT WAS OVER IN A FLASH — Just another manic Monday, June 18, on Main Street in downtown Bridgton, until Kevin and Linda Sheehan rolled through town in their 1929 Model AA Ford Truck playing music on their street organ. The music could be heard long before the truck appeared with the organ, a 1928 Wurlitzer Caliola Calliope. It has 44 pipes and is powered by a 1945 3HP Fairbanks-Morse engine. This meticulously maintained instrument is not seen very often and was enjoyed by surprised shoppers and storeowners. The organ’s appearance was the first of a series of summer happenings organized by Ingrid von Kannewurff in the spirit of the “Flash Mob” phenomenon of spontaneous events taking place in public places. She plans to arrange for weekly “Flash Mob” events throughout the summer. “I want people to say, ‘Oops — what was that?’ to get some positive talk around town,” von Kannewurff said.

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By Lisa Williams Ackley Staff Writer FRYE ISLAND — The Maine Warden Service and the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office recovered the body of 29-year-old Durward Worster, of Gorham, who drowned after jumping off a cliff here last week. Worster and friends were div-

ing from the cliffs of Frye’s Leap on Sebago Lake around 3:30 p.m. on June 20, when Worster was seen jumping from one of the ledges, according to Corporal John MacDonald of the Maine Warden Service. Cpl. MacDonald said friends witnessed Worster hit the water, but he did not resurface. Worster’s friends immediately

began looking for him and called 9-1-1. The Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office Dive Team recovered his body at the base of the ledges at 6 p.m. that evening, according to MacDonald. MacDonald said Game Warden Mike Pierre will lead the investigation for the Maine Warden Service. The cliffs of Frye’s Leap

are private property and posted NO TRESPASSING. The case remains under investigation. Assisting in the search was Game Warden Sergeant Jason Luce, Warden Neal Wykes, Cumberland County Sheriff’s Detective Sergeant James Estabrook, Raymond Fire and Rescue, and the Portland Water District.

FRYEBURG — The following is a partial listing of incidents handled by the Fryeburg Police Department from June 18 through 24, 2012: Monday, June 18: 2:56 a.m. A police officer responded to and investigated a report of a domestic disturbance on Hemlock Bridge Road. 9:48 p.m. A police officer responded to a car-moose motor vehicle accident on Route 113 near the Eastern Slope Airport entrance in which three people from Stow were involved. The vehicle was towed. No further information was

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summons for possession of a useable amount of marijuana, on the Saco River. 2:16 p.m. Rodney J. Ouelette, 34, of Haverhill, Mass., was issued a summons for possession of a useable amount of marijuana, on the Saco River. 8:05 p.m. Craig Robinson, 22, of Center Conway, N.H, was issued a summons for criminal speeding, on River Street. 11:23 p.m. A police officer responded to a report of suspicious activity on Ice House Road whereby a subject reported hearing noises outside their residence. The responding police officer checked the interior and exterior of the building and nothing was found.

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By Dawn De Busk Staff Writer NAPLES — The Cumberland County Sheriff recently told local elected officials he considers the Naples Causeway to be one of the most populated places in the county on the evening of Independence Day. Naples Town Manager Derik Goodine said the town typically gets extra deputy coverage before, during, and after a fireworks display that draws “tens of thousands” of people to the Causeway. He is hoping for four deputies, in addition to the volunteers who coordinate with the Sheriff’s department and direct traffic on the big day. With less than a week before the Fourth of July, the town has been proactive with plans to address public safety when the masses arrive. Per usual, the issue of parking is a concern. Less than two months after the opening of the Bay of Naples Bridge, Goodine has noticed people have formed the habit of parking on the bridge — especially during big events when parking is scarce. No bridge parking No one will be allowed to park on the bridge, he said. As a physical deterrent, orange traffic cones and construction tape will prevent people from parking on the bridge. As of Tuesday, Goodine was not certain whether or not the approaches to the bridge would be off limits to parking, too. Subtracting those parking spots won’t dent the long list of where vehicles can park.

For those who don’t mind the hike, additional parking is available at the Cornerstone Church’s lot off Route 114. Also, on days the Naples Public Library is closed, that lot is offered for parking. Ample parking spaces will be available. Meanwhile, it should be easy to ascertain which areas are off limits. “I may put up sawhorses so people see the ‘No Parking’ signs,” Goodine said. “We will put up ‘tow-away zone’ signs.’ People will probably be standing in those zones, and blocking the signs. There are always a lot of people standing on the Causeway because of the fireworks,” he said. “This year, there will be more room for people to actually watch the fireworks than (there was) in the past years,” Goodine said. “Every year, the fireworks displays have gotten better,” he said. “Last year, I heard from several people it was the best ever. So, that, and the word of mouth has gotten around about our new bridge and Causeway and how good it all looks,” he said. “I am expecting more people than ever,” he said. In September 2010, the Maine Department of Transportation awarded a bid to general contractor Wyman and Simpson, Inc., to build a new bridge and renovate the Causeway. The $9.2 million job is slated for completion by spring 2013; however, in addition to comNAPLES, Page A

BH scores an ‘A’

(Continued from Page A) national nonprofit run by employers and other large purchasers of health benefits, to develop the Hospital Safety Score. The Hospital Safety Score is calculated using publicly available data on patient injuries, medical and medication errors, and infections. “The Leapfrog Group’s goal is to give patients the vital information they need and deserve before even entering a hospital,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO, The Leapfrog Group. “We hope people will use this score to talk with their doctor, make informed decisions about where to seek care, and take the right precautions during a hospital stay.” According to findings recently released from The Leapfrog Group, the not-for-profit group that evaluated the nearly 3,000 hospitals across the country, Bridgton Hospital, serving the Lake Region of western Maine and the Mt. Washington Valley of New Hampshire, scored an “A” in their evaluation. Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston also scored an “A.” Maine has the second-safest hospitals in the nation, second only to Massachusetts. Seventeen Maine hospitals in total earned an “A” grade, according to the Hospital Safety ScoreSM, which evaluates each hospital based on patient injuries, medical errors and infections.

Guardsmen build

(Continued from Page A) Bratten, are renovating parts of the Augusta Nordic trails at the Augusta Recreation Area. Doane expressed that it’s inspirational for people to see soldiers working here knowing that those same soldiers could be deploying overseas. It’s a reminder to people that the Guard is out there training. In another respect, it’s motivating for soldiers and the community just to see people out there in uniform doing something that people understand requires extra effort and an extra level of commitment. All the training that National Guard soldiers receive, and the skills they learn through giving back, have earned them a reputation of being skilled and excellent at what they do, Doane said. “They’re an invaluable part of what the federal mission is,” he said.

On the arrest log CUMBERLAND COUNTY

The following individuals were arrested and charged with crimes allegedly committed in the Lake Region and were transported to the Cumberland County Jail in Portland: William Alexander Lins, 50, of Harrison, at 11:34 p.m. on June 20 in Naples by the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office for domestic violence terrorizing, obstructing the reporting of a crime, criminal mischief and five counts of failure to pay a fine. Thomas James Staley, 28, of Bridgton, at 12:25 a.m. on June 24 in Naples by the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office for burglary, criminal mischief and theft by unauthorized taking or transfer. Anthony Edward Alfiero, 27, of Windham, at 9:25 p.m. on June 24 in Baldwin by the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office for theft by unauthorized taking or transfer, endangering the welfare of a child, criminal threatening and a probation hold.

OXFORD COUNTY The following individuals were arrested and charged with crimes allegedly committed in the Lake Region and were transported to the Oxford County Jail in Paris: Susan Webster Ward, 33, of Lovell, at 1:30 p.m. on June 20 in Lovell by the Oxford County Sheriff’s Office for domestic violence assault. Walter O. Ward, 38, of Lovell, at 1:30 p.m. on June 20 in Lovell by the Oxford County Sheriff’s Office for domestic violence assault. Matthew J. Lavigne, 26, of Farmington, N.H., at 6 p.m. on June 23 in Brownfield by the Oxford County Sheriff’s Office for domestic violence assault and disorderly conduct.

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BRAG gets helping hands The Bridgton Recreation Advancement Group, BRAG, would like to recognize the Special Operation Youths from Hulbert AFB in Florida that spent the week painting the eight dugouts at Bridgton’s Ham Recreation Complex. The Special Ops volunteers will do a domestic mission one year and a foreign mission the next, providing their group with a wide range of experiences. The BRAG board of directors hosted the dugout painters at their most recent meeting and was inspired by their poise, confidence and willingness to “give back” to small town America. The volunteers worked very hard on behalf of several area nonprofits and BRAG is grateful for their efforts. Their positive attitude, faith and gratefulness for the opportunity to serve, was a COMMUNITY SERVICE PROJECT — Members of the Special Operation Youths from Florida spent time last week painting refreshing experience for all. the new dugouts at the Ham Recreation Complex in Bridgton. BRAG has been working on

Manager chastised over non-disclosure

(Continued from Page A) tainted” by a perception that Allen had a conflict of interest in serving on the hiring committee, said Selectman Bernie King. “Because (Avesta’s project in Bridgton) was such a high profile issue,” King said Allen should not have been involved in Krieg’s hiring. “I’m still not happy about it,” he said. Selectmen Woody Woodward and Bob McHatton echoed King’s opinion. “The town manager came up a little short in not informing the board,” said Bob McHatton. Berkowitz did not give a reason as to why he did not inform selectmen of Allen’s service on Avesta’s board, and

reiterated his previous statement that Allen was asked to serve because of his extensive experience in hiring people to do planning in the region. Berkowitz freely acknowledged that having Allen on the selection committee gave the “perception” of a conflict of interest. The new town planner would serve in an advisory role to the town and as an informational resource to Avesta, if and when Avesta submits formal plans for the project proposed for the former Chapter 11 property near Pondicherry Square. Berkowitz said Allen, one of eight people who reviewed the list of applicants and interviewed finalists, was asked to

compose two questions to ask candidates — and neither question in any way touched on any aspect of the Avesta project. In the first round of interviews, Allen asked candidates how they would balance their dual roles as economic developer and planner; in the second round, he asked candidates how they would handle being misquoted in the newspaper and having negative fallout from the business community as a result. Resident Mark Lopez said the questions Allen asked candidates were “irrelevant” to the real issue, which was that Berkowitz made “a serious lapse in judgment.” He said if

Avesta files formal plans with the town, (Krieg) is going to be working with (the developer) that had a hand in her hiring, to some degree.” Another man said Allen’s service on the hiring committee is yet one more example of revelations brought to light by residents over the past few months suggesting “that’s not been supposedly what it seems. It gives the project the smell of something fishy.” Earlier in the meeting, Berkowitz also was put on the defensive in explaining why the town was billed $243 for legal expenses for a February “telephone conference” with Town Attorney Richard Spencer,

Gun Club noise hurts property value (Continued from Page A) researching the gun noise appeal, and made site visits to the Howes’ property so they could hear the noise for themselves. “I don’t think there’s any question that the noise has affected your property,” said OXBAR member Mike Mickeriz of Peru. Mickeriz added, “It seems the town is reluctant (to grant the Howes’ abatement) because it would be opening Pandora’s Box to other property owners” within the 1.5-mile radius. OXBAR Chairman Bill French of Rumford said the estimated 7.5% diminution of property values was likely a conservative estimate, and therefore, he was satisfied the 10.5% diminution of value as required by state statutes had been reached, in this case. Perhaps most significantly of all, the ruling may result in a town-wide revaluation of Waterford property assessments, which are currently significantly below market value and therefore don’t meet state valuation requirements. At the hearing, Waterford Selectmen Chairman Randy Lessard said

the ruling would likely lead to a revaluation. “We’ll just have to put a new assessment on the town report,” he told a fellow selectman after the vote. When questioned by resident Art Traficonte, who has also filed for a tax abatement, as to whether selectmen would reassess only the neighborhood, Lessard said it would be a town-wide reassessment. “We’re due, anyway,” Lessard added. The last time a professional appraisal was done was 2001. Debbie Howe, hearing that, said, “Everyone (in town) is going to hate us” for believing their appeal triggered a revaluation that will result in higher tax assessments. But, she added, “I feel extremely violated by the town’s position” in maintaining that it had done nothing wrong in issuing permits for the club to improve its firing range and build a new clubhouse. The Howes said the town wasn’t even aware that part-time Code Enforcement Officer Albert Holden had issued the permits for skeetshoot houses in 2005 and the clubhouse in 2006. “No one in the town knew

what was happening except the code enforcement officer, who unilaterally signed off the new building permits, one on the same day of application,” John Howe wrote in his comprehensive tax abatement appeal to the OCBAR. Howe said only former Selectmen Chairman John Bell made any substantial attempt to address the gun noise by requesting records from the club to determine whether use of the club’s range had grown substantially. But the club’s lawyer denied the town’s request, saying the town had no authority to seek their records under the town’s site plan review ordinance.

Lessard strongly denied that the town had acted improperly in either addressing the gun club noise or in denying the Howes’ tax abatement request. “We haven’t turned a deaf ear” to the issue, he said. Each time the Howes appealed, to selectmen, and then to the planning board, “Nobody has found that the town did anything wrong.” Lessard said John Howe admitted to him that the tax appeal was more about “creating a public outcry” over the gun club noise than about getting tax relief. Howe admitted that was true. “Nobody has listened to us, nobody . . . until now.”

who had been contacted by an Avesta attorney for information about the town’s appeal of the Department of Environmental Protection’s order on downtown shoreland zoning. Berkowitz said he told Spencer not to take the conversation any further, because no formal application has been filed. Zaidman, who had earlier questioned the warrant item, asked why the invoice details were not listed on the town’s website, unlike other expenses that are regularly reviewed and approved by selectmen. “I had asked if any tax dollars was spent on Avesta Housing, and you said no,” Zaidman said, yet the lawyer’s fee in the warrant shows otherwise. Chuck Renneker questioned why “the attorney is allowed to bill the town just because he received a phone call.” Woodward said, “What are you implying?” He said the town manager and department heads are allowed latitude within their budget to approve bills for expenses. McHatton said selectmen take turns reviewing the warrants for each quarter, according to the town’s policies and procedures, and spent some time explaining the process. “I want the public to know that every nickel is gone over and gone over” by department heads, the town manager, the finance director, and the selectmen, “Just so you know about the checks and balances” in place, McHatton stated.

providing the town of Bridgton with a state of the art community recreation complex and 2012 will be a busy year as they prepare for official play in the spring of 2013. Watch for the group in this year’s parade and for the now famous lobster roll booth at the fireworks July 3 at Stevens Brook Elementary School. Lobster rolls will be $7 each or three for $20! Such a deal! For more information or to make a donation to BRAG, please visit their Facebook page, or, or contact a director at Have a fun Independence Day with your families!

Naples Fourth (Continued from Page A) pletion of the concrete arch bridge, finished details such as a wood-stained concrete boardwalk, pine green pedestrian handrails, and wooden benches have already attracted crowds on a daily basis. The Fourth of July promises to bring tenfold that number of visitors. With the new and improved infrastructure, as well as an outstanding pyrotechnic show on his side, Goodine is sending out an open invitation to spend the holiday in Naples. “The sooner they get here the better, to help traffic. They should come earlier and enjoy the whole day, now that they have room to meander around,” he said.

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(Continued from Page A) the board in August to recommend” one of them be hired. “Part of the discussion in Augusta (at the MDOE) has been the process criteria and the selection process for the architect,” the superintendent said. “This is taking the first step, and Scott Brown and the Department of Education strongly recommend we move in this direction and we’re going to follow their path. They have been very helpful.”

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Summer Scene

June 28, 2012, The Bridgton News, Page B

DaPonte quartet at Denmark Arts Center DENMARK — What do the Denmark Arts Center and Carnegie Hall have in common? Come witness the answer: the DaPonte String Quartet is Maine’s resident chamber music ensemble for 20 years strong. Originally hailing from Philadelphia, the DaPonte String Quartet has been wowing Maine audiences with intimate, exquisite classical music from Bowdoinham to Bar Harbor, and all points in between. The DaPonte String Quartet was formed in 1991. Performers educate about chamber music through performances and workshops, traveling around the world. Their work has been praised by the press on a multitude of occasions. Being dedicated teachers, the quartet does its best to educate new musicians with the magic of music. They make a rare journey inland to the Denmark Arts Center (50 West Main Street in Denmark Village) for a program which includes Mozart String Quartet No. 17 in B-flat major K. 458 “The Hunt,” Anton Webern’s “Langsamer Satz” and Beethoven Op. 95 “Serioso.” Come down for this very special concert by the DaPonte String Quartet, an event that The New York Times appropriately notes is “like watching the Celtics play in the local gym.” A WALK THROUGH THE VIENNA WOODS with the DaPonte String Quartet — left to right, Kirsten Monke on The suggested donation is $10, and as viola, Ferdinand Liva on violin, Lydia Forbes on violin and Myles Jordan on cello — will be this Saturday, June 30 always, this is a BYOB event with cabaretat 7:30 p.m. at the Denmark Arts Center. A $10 donation is suggested. style seating.

‘One Man, Two Guvnors’ tonight

FRYEBURG — The Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center will rebroadcast the National Theatre of London’s two most successful performances of their 2011-2012 season.

One Man, Two Guvnors will be shown on Thursday, June 28 and Frankenstein on Tuesday, July 10. Both shows begin at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $18 for adults, PAC, Page B

Vito DeVito: The Big Rise

Greeting the artist

NORWAY — Frost Farm Gallery will hold a “First Friday” reception, meet and greet the artist on Friday, July 6 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the gallery located in the historic David W. Frost Farm, 272 Pikes Hill in Norway. The exhibit will feature hunting and fishing sporting works in a new show titled “Sportsman’s Paradise” by internationally-acclaimed artist, sculptor and conservationist Vito DeVito. A graduate of Seton Hall University, DeVito studied extensively throughout the United States and Europe. Today, he is a successful artist and sculptor, as well as a dedicated conservationist. Seasonally, the DeVito family has traveled to their Norway, Maine home where DeVito has painted hunting and fishing scenes during the summer months for the past 25 years. FROST FARM, Page 11B

Theatre Friday - Sunday, June 29-July 1

FINAL PREPARATIONS — Peter Allen as Fagin offers introductory advice as he sings, “You’ve Got to Pick a Pocket or Two” in the upcoming production of Oliver! The Musical presented by the Lake Region Community Theatre. (Photo by Leigh Macmillen Hayes)

Oliver! winding up this weekend By Leigh Macmillen Hayes Special to The News The Lake Region Community Theatre’s production of Lionel Bart’s Oliver! The Musical runs for one more weekend at Deertrees Theatre in Harrison. Don’t miss your opportunity to see the show with three final performances — tomorrow night and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. Based on the Dickens’ novel about Oliver Twist, this family favorite play will have you singing along as you watch the action on stage. London is the setting for the timeless Broadway musical whose famous score includes Food, Glorious Food,

Consider Yourself, You’ve Got To Pick A Pocket or Two, I’d Do Anything and As Long As He Needs Me. “Oliver! is top notch. This show has one of the great scores. It’s a Dickens of a show.” Joel Siegel, WABC-TV This LRCT production features a cast of over 60. Oliver Clay-Storm portrays Oliver, while Natasha Repass stars in the role of Nancy. Peter Allen brings the miser Fagin to life. The cast ranges in age from four to well over 40. Directing this large group is Mary Bastoni of Fryeburg. Choreography is handled by Pam Collins-Stahle of

Windham. Michelle Brenner designed the costumes. Patrice Foley-Olsen and Mary Brown are in charge of the props. Greg Harris designed and built the set with the help of his son Brian. Sound and light design is by Adam Vachon and Shep Hayes. The producers are Janet Ver Planck, Jyselle Watkins and Lew Krainin. Oliver! is produced by licensed arrangement with Oliver Productions, Ltd. and Oliver Promotions, Ltd. Norway Savings Bank and Hancock Lumber are the proud sponsors of the show. Tickets, priced at $15 for OLIVER!, Page B

The Lake Region Community Theatre’s presentation of Oliver! The Musical takes place at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, with a 2 p.m. matinee on Sunday, at Deertrees Theatre in Harrison. Tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for children under 12. For tickets, call 583-6747.

Friday, June 29

Tuesday, July 10

The National Theatre of London Summer Encores presents Frankenstein at the Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center on the Fryeburg Academy campus at 7:30 p.m. Director is Danny Boyle (Slum Dog Millionaire, 28 Days Later). FMI: 935-9232.

Tuesday, July 10 through Thursday, Aug. 2

Attention all Stephen King fans — Monroe Mann will screen his horror/comedy You Can’t Kill Stephen King, at 7:30 p.m. at the Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center at Fryeburg Academy. Mann, an FA alum, will hold a Q & A session after the film about the film-making process. FMI: 935-9232.

The new Highland Lake Youth Theater organization is offering an Intermediate Acting & Theater Camp at Highland Lake Resort on Route 302 in Bridgton. The camp runs Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 12:30 to 3 p.m., and costs $300. To sign up, contact: HighlandLakeYouthTheater@

Sumner McKane’s incredible new documentary, In the Blood, tells the stories of the lumbermen who made modern Maine. McKane will be on hand for the screening, and the Denmark Historical Society will provide supplemental photos and a discussion. It all happens at 7:30 p.m. at the Denmark Arts Center, 50 West Main Street, Denmark, with a $10 suggested donation. FMI: 452-2412.

The next offering in the Met Summer Encores is Les Contes D’Hoffman, Offenbach’s fictionalized take on the life and loves of the German Romantic writer E.T.A. Hoffman — a fascinating psychological journey that begins at 2:30 p.m. at the Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center on the Fryeburg Academy campus. Cost is $18 for adults, $15 for seniors, $10 for students. FMI: 935-9232.

Dinner and a movie is offered at the Denmark Arts Center, West Main Street, Denmark, with the film offering of Jiro Dreams of Sushi, at 6 p.m. Cost is $10, including dinner. FMI: 452-2412.

A “Thumbs Up” touring show from Celebration Barn will be performed at 7:30 p.m.

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Summer scene

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Concert listings Bradley Park free concert series Wednesday through Saturday, June 28-30

The 7th Annual Maine Festival of American Music will be held at the Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village, Route 26, New Gloucester. This year’s festival will feature three evening concerts and a workshop/master class. Guest artists featured in varied American musical and classical performances are State Historian Earle Shettleworth, the Portland String Quartet, pianist Virginia Eskin, fiddler Greg Boardman, violinist Dean Stein and Br. Arnold Hadd. For a free festival brochure visit www.shaker. or call 926-4597.

Thursday, June 28

Dan Moore, keyboard artist, will perform at 7:30 p.m. at the Brick Church for the Performing Arts, 502 Christian Hill Road, Lovell. Tickets at the door are $10 ($5 children 12 and under). FMI: 925-1500 or

Friday through Sunday, June 29-July 1

The musical Oliver! will be performed by the Lake Region Community Theatre at Deertrees Theatre in Harrison. Curtain times are 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, with a 2 p.m. Sunday matinee. Tickets are available

Saturday, June 30

The alternative rock/jazz/folk band Junco, comprised of alums from Fryeburg Academy, will hold a CD Release Show at 7:30 p.m. at the Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center, Fryeburg Academy. FMI: 935-9232. Take a walk through the Vienna Woods with The DaPonte String Quartet at 7:30 p.m. at the Denmark Arts Center, 50 West Main Street, Denmark. The quartet is Maine’s resident chamber music ensemble for 20 years strong, and this is a rare journey inland for them. FMI: 452-2412. Annegret Baier returns to Spaulding Memorial Library, Route 114, Sebago, for a free encore performance of African drumming and percussion at 7 p.m., part of the library’s Push Back the Stacks series of entertainment. Baier has studied with master drummers from Guinea, Ghana, Cuba and Brazil, and has taught and performed in many venues throughout Maine. FMI: 787-2321.

Sunday, July 1

The country music of Pard “The Countryman” will be offered


FRYEBURG — The Fryeburg Business Association is very excited about the lineup of entertainment for the 2012 season of concerts in Bradley Park this July. Starting on Tuesday night, July 10, the series will kick off with an “All About The Kids” night. Bob Rutherford will be singing and entertaining children, and adults, with great music and country humor while college art student, Alexa Demsey paints her magic on the smiling faces of all the children in the park. Free balloons will be given out to the children, as well and at the end of the concert everyone’s invited to enjoy free cake and ice cream presented by the Fryeburg Rotary Club. A long-awaited night with famous local artist, Don Campbell, is on the calendar for Tuesday, July 17. Campbell was scheduled to appear last year, but unfortunately was hurt in an unfortunate accident the night before the concert. True to his word, Don has agreed to perform this season and series organizers are very excited to welcome him home from Nashville for this evening of great music. Don’s style has been compared to Dan Fogelberg, Vince Gill, and the sounds of the Eagles and he has been entertaining audiences with an appealing blend of adult contemporary and country music for over 20 years, now releasing his 11th album last

summer. He’s a local Mount Washington Valley boy, who made it big but has not forgotten his roots and the people back home. You won’t want to miss his performance. On Tuesday, July 24, the series presents music of beloved Jon Sarty with musical partner Ray Ryan. Jon is a local celebrity favorite in the area, who has recently kicked off his recording career. You can catch Jon playing most any night throughout the greater Mount Washington Valley area. His Americana style, perfect pitch and outstanding vocal range, and unique guitar arrangements combined make for a night of musical bliss for all listeners. Add the skillful guitar playing and vocal enhancements of Ryan and you will have an evening of music that will leave you longing for more. To wrap up the four-week concert series, the public can dance and tap their feet to the sounds of Smokin Loafers. This five-piece “let’s make ’em dance” band will make it impossible to sit still. You get the full sound of five extraordinary vocals offering a variety-filled repertoire. Start with the voice of local sweetheart, Nancy Ray, add the skillful guitar work of local radio personality, Audley Williams, and “Bam” — you have a smokin’ hot, rockin’ sound. What better way to finish the series! Bradley Park Concert Series

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The ‘Songs of Hope’

NEW STAFF — Pictured from left: Interns Courtney Lancour and Susannah Dowds, Executive Director Andrea Hawkes and Administrative Assistant Samantha Scarf, are new staff members at the Rufus Porter Museum. a great asset to the museum. Susannah Dowds is from Haines, Alaska and she has spent the past few years developing children’s activities at Alaskan organizations. She will spend her summer strengthening the museum’s education program and beginning her master’s degree in Northern Studies and Museum Education at the University of Alaska Fairbanks this fall. Courtney Lancour is from Stevens Point, Wisc., and is completing her degree in graph-

IRISH TENOR Mark Forrest “Songs of Hope” is an inspirational benefit concert for Mother Seton House, which supports pregnant women, new mothers and infants in need. For more information about Mark Forrest visit

ic design and arts management is available by calling 647with academic credit received 2828, or viewing the website, through the internship. This is the sixth summer that the museum has offered a student internship program. Susannah and Courtney both assisted as curators to the current exhibit, “The Art of the Gameboard.” Museum hours are Wednesday through Saturday from 12 to 4 p.m. The Rufus Porter Museum is Come and enjoy a New England 4th of July celebration in Bridgton, Maine! located at 67 North High Street Race followed by parade and town festivities. in Bridgton. More information "Race of the year 2000 in New England/New York" - New England Runner "One of the world's 50 top summer races" - Runner Magazine Inducted in 2010 into the Maine Running Hall of Fame



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The Rufus Porter Museum welcomes new staff to Bridgton this summer. They include: Samantha Scarf as administrative assistant and summer interns Susannah Dowds and Courtney Lancour. Andrea Hawkes, Ph.D., a Maine native, had been working with the Rufus Porter Museum as a consultant and interim director since the spring of 2011. Her decision to become the permanent executive director has been enthusiastically received by the museum’s board of directors. Hawkes formerly served at Tate House Museum as executive director, and worked for the Museum at Old York and Historic New England. She earned her degrees at the University of Maine at Orono, has taught American history, and edited and published several books on the history of Maine. Administrative Assistant Samantha Scarf is currently working on her M.B.A. at Southern New Hampshire University. She returned to the Lake Region after completing her bachelor’s degree in history at Emmanuel College in Boston. As a Naples native, Scarf’s knowledge of the area and her appreciation for its unique and charming history is

JON SARTY is one of four music acts that will be featured next month as part of the Bradley Park Free July Concert Series. Sarty will headline the July 24 concert. is made possible by the Fryeburg work of Donna Woodward and Business Association, and is Nancy Ray. offered free to the public thanks To demonstrate your apprecito the generosity of the Mulford ation for the efforts of so many, Fund and the valued sponsors you need only show up with your and advertisers. This wonderful blankets or chairs and enjoy the summer gift has become a tradi- evening. Bring your family and tion in Fryeburg for years now friends, pack a picnic, and have thanks to the hard and dedicated PARK, Page B


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June 28, 2012, The Bridgton News, Page B

A peek at Maine’s lumbermen

DENMARK — The Denmark Arts Center will host an innovative and unique performance by Wiscasset filmmaker and composer, Sumner

McKane on Friday, July 6 at 7:30 p.m. McKane’s docu-exhibit, “In The Blood,” is a presentation of film, history and live music. It

is an illustration of the legendary Maine lumbermen and river drivers, and sheds new light on their remarkable skills and character. By combining film,

photography, oral histories, and a live musical soundtrack, “In The Blood” is both illuminating and entertaining for all ages. The live performance consists of two large screens displaying historic films and archived photography. A sound system delivers interviews, narration, sound design and a live musical soundtrack performed by McKane and Josh Robbins. By employing these various mediums to deliver historical documentary materials, the story of some of Maine’s most notable and historical characters is vividly brought to life.  The ultimate goal of “In The Blood-Live,” is to create a virtual journey into the 19th century Maine woods — to bring the audience into a lumber camp, onto a river tangled with logs, and onto a haul road, sitting behind a team of horses. Concurrently, “In The Blood” reveals and celebrates the lifestyle, skills, and unparalleled character of the legendary Maine lumbermen.  The suggested donation is $10 for this unique showing.

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SUMMER ENCORE — The Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center in Fryeburg will show the National Theatre of London’s One Man, Two Guvnors on June 28 and Frankenstein (pictured) on July 10 as part of its Summer Encores series.

Frankenstein at PAC

Jonny Lee Miller and Benedict Cumberbatch star. Childlike in his innocence but grotesque in form, Frankenstein’s bewildered creature is cast out into a hostile universe by his horror-struck maker. Meeting with cruelty wherever he goes, the friendless Creature, increasingly desperate and vengeful, determines to track down his creator and strike a terrifying deal. Urgent concerns of scientific responsibility, parental neglect, cognitive development and the nature of good and evil are embedded within this thrilling and deeply disturbing classic gothic tale. For more information about the National Theatre of London visit

Wednesday, July 4

The kickoff to the 59th year of Waterford Summer Breakfasts gets underway at the Wilkins Community House at the foot of Plummer Hill Road next to the Waterford Congregational Church. A meal of freshly baked muffins, scrambled eggs, bacon, sausages, pancakes, donuts, coffee, tea and orange juice will be served from 7:30 to 10 a.m. Future dates are July 18, Aug. 1 and 15. The cost of each breakfast is $7 for adults, $4 for children ages 5 to 10, and free for children under 5. The Women’s Fellowship of the Denmark Congregational Church will be holding their traditional Lobster Roll Lunch at the Denmark Municipal Building, right after the Fourth of July parade. The cost is $12, and the lunch includes chips, coleslaw, a cold drink and homemade pie. Hot dog lunches are also available for $7.

Saturday, July 7

A Bean and Chop Suey Supper will be served by the Sebago Volunteer Association from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at Sebago Town Hall. Cost is $7 for adults, $4 for children 10 and under. The proceeds will benefit the fire and rescue departments. A Pancake Breakfast will be held at the West Baldwin United Methodist Church on Route 113 in West Baldwin from 7 to 9 a.m. The menu is pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage, coffee and orange juice, and it’s $6 for adults, $3 for children under 10.

Friday, July 13

The Harrison Lions Club will be serving up a Chicken Bake Supper beginning at 5 p.m. during Harrison Old Home Days.

Saturday, July 14

The First Congregational Church in Harrison Village is offering a Public Breakfast from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. at the church during Harrison Old Home Days. That evening, starting at 5 p.m., the Harrison Lions Club will serve up a Chicken & Lobster Bake.

Oliver! winding down (Continued from Page B) adults and $12 for students age 12 and under, are available at various outlets. Check the advertisement in this newspaper and visit the website at for more information about tickets and dinner discounts. Editor’s Note: Last week we incorrectly noted one of the dinner establishments. We regret the error. It should have been

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The Bridgton Public Library’s ever-popular annual 4 on the Fourth Spaghetti Feast will be served from 5 to 7 p.m. at Stevens Brook Elementary School, preceding the fireworks at dusk. The menu is spaghetti with meat or meatless sauce, Italian bread, salad, homemade desserts, ice cream, lemonade, sun tea and Green Mountain coffee. Cost is $8 adults, $4 children, under three free. A Public Supper with strawberry shortcake as the featured dessert will be served from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the North Waterford Congregational Church, off Routes 35 and 37, opposite Melby’s Market in North Waterford. The menu is baked beans, American chop suey, casseroles, salads, brown bread, rolls, beverages and dessert, and costs $7 for adults, $3.50 for children under 12.

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Mr. Mann, an alum of Fryeburg Academy, made this film with other FA staff and alum in Lovell last summer. Mr. Mann will be on hand after the screening for an audience Q&A about the film and the film making process. For more information, visit Tickets for this film are $8 for adults and $5 for students. Hugo (Rated PG), Thursday, Aug. 2 at 7:30 p.m. Welcome to a magical world of spectacular adventure! When wily and resourceful Hugo discovers a secret left by his father, he unlocks a mystery and embarks on a quest that will transform those around him and lead to a safe and loving place he can call home. Academy Award winning filmmaker Martin Scorsese invites you to experience a thrilling journey that critics are calling “the stuff that dreams are made of.” — Peter Travers, Rolling Stone.

Sunday, July 1

The Pythagorean Lodge #11, Fryeburg Masons, are hosting a fundraising breakfast to benefit the Mother Seton House from 8 to 11 a.m. at the Lodge on 50 Portland Street in Fryeburg. Donations will be taken at the door. It will be a complete breakfast buffet.

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(Continued from Page B) $15 for seniors (65-plus) and $10 for students (18 and younger) and may be purchased at the box office by calling 935-9232 or online at Group discounts are available to parties of 10 or more. The theater is located at 18 Bradley Street on the Fryeburg Academy campus. Parking is free. One Man, Two Guvnors — Nicholas Hytner’s sold-out, five star production by Richard Bean is based on The Servant of Two Masters by Carlo Goldoni, with songs by Grant Olding. James Corden stars in “one of the funniest productions in the National’s history” (The Guardian), returning to the National for the first time since he premiered in the original cast of The History Boys to play Francis. In Richard Bean’s English version of Goldoni’s classic Italian comedy, sex, food and money are high on the agenda. Frankenstein — Danny Boyle’s (Slumdog Millionaire, 28 Days Later) production is a play by Nick Dear based on Mary Shelley’s gothic novel.

FRYEBURG — The Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center will begin its Summer Nights Film Series on Thursday, June 21 at 7:30 p.m. The first feature film will be The Help. Tickets are $3 for adults and $2 for students (18 and under) and may be purchased at the box office by calling 935-9232 or online at www. The theater is located at 18 Bradley Street on the Fryeburg Academy campus. Parking is free. Please see below for information about the other films and dates in this series. You Can’t Kill Stephen King, Friday, June 29 at 7:30 p.m. A campy feature-length horror/comedy film, written by Monroe Mann, Ronnie Khalil and Bob Madia, about a group of friends who make a clueless and ill-fated decision to visit the lake where Stephen King lives.

Saturday, June 30

The Bridgton First Congregational Church’s long-running and popular annual Strawberry Breakfast will be served on Saturday, June 30, from 7:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the church, located at 33 South High Street. Indoor and outdoor seating will be available at the breakfast, which features pancakes, French toast, homemade biscuits, cereal and ice cream, all topped with fresh local strawberries and maple syrup. Cost is $8 for adults, $3 for children ages 5-10, $2 for ages four and younger. FMI: 647-3936. A Free Community Meal of Shrimp Scampi will be served from 4:30 to 6 p.m., buffet-style, at Christ Chapel, 37 Northern Pines Road in Raymond. The meal also includes casseroles, veggies, salad and dessert, and is open to all ages in Raymond and the surrounding communities. A Spaghetti Supper will be served from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Sweden Town Meeting Hall on Route 93 in Sweden. The meal, which benefits the Sweden Fire Department, costs $7 for adults, $4 for kids 6-12, and free for ages five and under.


DOCU-EXHIBIT — The Denmark Arts Center will present “In The Blood,” a unique look at Maine’s lumbermen on Friday, July 6 at 7:30 p.m.

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Arts calendar

caustic paintings. Gallery hours are Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and Sunday from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. FMI: 6554952.

Now through Saturday, Sept. 15

The University of Maine’s Museum of Art is offering exhibitions by three artists: Chris Natrop, free-form cutouts of abstract flora; Richard Haden, carved signs and wooden sculptures; and Arnold Mesches, large-scale paintings. FMI: 561-3350.

Friday through Sunday, June 29-July 1

Two innkeepers in Mt. Washington Valley are sponsoring a new festival at various venues throughout the Valley. Voices and Colors, A Music and Arts Festival, will include musicians, coffee shops, art galleries, pubs and restaurants. FMI: Freddie Procyk, 603-356-2044.

Friday, June 29 through Thursday, Aug. 2

Join visiting artist Jean Kigel on Saturday, June 30, and learn how to master the simple art of Asian brush painting, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Denmark Arts Center, 50 West Main Street, Denmark. Those who simply want to appreciate his award-winning work can come see his exhibit transforming the main hall into an oriental aquarium and aviary. Gallery hours are Friday through Sunday, from 2 to 6 p.m. and by appointment. FMI: 452-2412.

Saturday, June 30 through Tuesday, July 31

Hole In The Wall Studioworks on Route 302 in Raymond will offer its first art show of the season with the work of Debra Claffey, who creates en-

Saturday, June 30 through Tuesday, July 31

The Pleasant Mountain photos of Edward Kinney will be on exhibit at Gallery 302, Main Street, Bridgton. A First Friday Wine & Cheese reception for the artist will be held on Friday, July 6, from 5 to 7 p.m. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, noon to 5 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. FMI: 8472787.

Friday, July 6

A reception for the sculpture of William Janelle and the photography of his wife Loraine Janelle will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. at McLaughlin Garden on Main Street in South Paris, where the Janelles’ work will be on display in the barn through the month of July. The barn is open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.

Saturday, July 7

The Bethel Art Fair will transform Bethel Common with artwork by artists working in a wide variety of mediums. The fair runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and will also offer entertainment and food.

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Thursday through Saturday, July 12-14

Main Street in downtown Norway will be closed off so that artists and vendors can set up their booths for the annual Norway Sidewalk Art Show, the centerpiece of the Norway Summer Festival. Up to 120 painters, sculptors, photographers and artisans will display their work for sale and for judging from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Rain date is July 15. FMI: 743-7813.

Friday, July 13

An Artists’ Reception and Open House will be held from 3 to 6 p.m. at Harvest Gold Gallery, Route 5, Center Lovell. The gallery is showing an all-American collection of fine crafts and fine art, including many local artists and crafters. FMI: 9256502.

Saturday and Sunday, July 14-15

The popular Chickadee Quilters Quilt Show, in its 33rd year, will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days at Stevens Brook Elementary School on Francis Bell Drive in Bridgton, right off Route 302. A donation of $5 is appreciated, allowing entry in to see the many quilts on display and a raffle quilt, along with a vendor area, a Chinese auction table, a yard sale table and a cafe with light refreshments. FMI: 6475197, 647-4107.

Monday through Friday, July 16-20

Join Fryeburg Academy filmmaker Mike Dana at the Denmark Arts Center, 50 West Main Street, for a week-long course in Filmmaking, including script-

Concert listings

ing, staging, shooting and editing. Students (aged 816) will collaborate on a single production that will premiere at the July 29 screening at the center of A Cat in Paris.

Friday and Saturday, July 20-21

The Saco Valley Fiber Artists will present their 18th annual Summer Textile Workshop at beautiful Shearbrooke Farm in Standish. There’ll be a variety of 19 different classes, such as basket making, weaving, spinning, knitting and more. Cost is $65 per day, and no experience is required. A portion of the proceeds is donated to an association of Guatemalan weavers and a Children’s Aids Hospice in Guatemala. FMI: 625-3325.

Saturday, July 21

The Bridgton Art Guild, an artist’s cooperative that operates Galley 302, is once again offering its popular Art in the Park showcase of local artists at Shorey Park in Bridgton. Every year, the crowds are especially jovial as they enjoy a warm summer day while visiting the many talented artists as they stroll through the park, lounge on park benches or on the grass. And each year, the number of artists participating expands. FMI: 647-2787. North Conway, N.H. has their own Art in the Park event on this day, run by the Mt. Washington Valley Arts Association. The theme is “White Mountain Artists — Yesterday and Today,” and the show runs from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. in Schouler Park. FMI: 603-356-2787.

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Pierson on piano and vocals; Joe Aliperti on alto sax; Matt Bowman on drums; and Shawn Nadeau on bass guitar. Tickets are $12 for adults and $6 for children under 18; call 603-733-6350 or visit www.

Saturday, July 7

The Music on the Hill concert series at Windham Hill UCC Church, 140 Windham Center Road, continues with The Royal River Philharmonic Jazz Band at 7 p.m. The fabulous six-man band will perform in the style of the great New Orleans Jazz bands. Tickets are $12 for adults, $8 for seniors and 12 and under, free for ages five and under. Series tickets are $40, and refreshments are served following the concert. FMI: 892-2154.

as part of the Naples Sunday Summer Concerts on the Green from 6 to 7 p.m. on the Naples Village Green. A Sound of Music Singalong asks the public to share a few of their favorite things by singing along via projected subtitles to the movie, with props provided. The fun time gets underway at 6 p.m. at the Denmark Arts Center, West Main Street in Denmark. FMI: 452-2412. The Music on the Hill concert series at Windham Hill UCC Church, 140 Windham Center Road, begins with Big Ben Hillman in a solo return engagement at 7 p.m. Tickets are $12 for adults, $8 for seniors and 12-and-under, free for ages five and under. Series tickets are $40, and refreshments are served following the concert. FMI: 892-2154.

Sunday, July 8

The guitar playing of Jack Jolly will be offered as part of the Naples Sunday Summer Concerts on the Green from 6 to 7 p.m. on the Naples Village Green.

Tuesday, July 10

Join others for a “Sprag Session” of outstanding World Class Celtic Music starting at 7:30 p.m. at Deertrees Theatre in Harrison. Tickets are $15. FMI: 583-6747. An “All About the Kids” night features Bob Rutherford singing and entertaining with music and country humor, with face painting by Alexa Demsey, starting at 7 p.m. at Bradley Park in Fryeburg Village. It’s all part of the Fryeburg Business Association’s Bradley Park Concert Series. FMI: 441-8170.

Friday, July 13

The Heather Pierson Quartet will offer An Evening of Jazz beginning at 7 p.m. at The Little White Church in Eaton, N.H. The quartet includes


SEBAGO — Annegret Baier returns to Spaulding Memorial Library on Saturday, June 30, for a free encore performance of African drumming and percussion at 7 p.m. Her last appearance as part of the Push Back the Stacks series was so well received by a standing room only audience that she’s been invited back to the library, located on Route 114 in Sebago. Now living in Portland, Annegret is a percussionist specializing in West African hand drumming and a variety of ethnic music styles played on instruments from around the world. She received her classical music training in voice, violin and piano at the University of Music in Stuttgart, Germany, and has studied with master drummers from Guinea, Ghana, Cuba and Brazil. She also has taught and performed in many venues throughout Maine. Push Back the Stacks programs will continue with presentations on Saturday, July 14, of a natural history program, “ColdBlooded Friends: The Lives DRUMMING, AFRICAN-STYLE — Percussionist Annegret of Amphibians and Reptiles,” Baier will give a free encore performance of African drum- presented by the Chewonki ming and percussion on Saturday, June 30 at Spaulding Foundation; and on Saturday, Memorial Library in Sebago. Aug. 11, with a visit by Farmer Minor and Daisy the Potbellied Pig. FMI, call 787-2321.

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Sunday, July 15

The upbeat popular country music of singer Vicki Lee will be offered as part of the Naples Sunday Summer Concerts on the Green from 6 to 7 p.m. on the Naples Village Green.

Monday, July 16

A Camp Coda Concert will be held at Deertrees Theatre in Harrison. FMI: 583-6747.

Tuesday, July 17

The 40th season of the always-popular Sebago Long Lake Music Festival returns to Deertrees Theatre in Harrison with a series of five classical music concerts that start at 7:30 p.m. July 17, and continue for five consecutive Tuesdays. The July 17 concert is called “Jerusalem Mix,” featuring works by Poulenc, Bolcom, Dorman and Beethoven. Cost for all five concerts is $100; the per-concert price is $25, and the concerts are free for those 21 and under. FMI: 583-6747, or visit Fryeburg’s Bradley Park Concert Series continues with a performance by well-known local musical artist Don Campbell from 7 to 8:30 p.m. FMI: 441-8170.

Space for Art in the Park There are still a few good spaces left for artists to participate in Art in the Park in Shorey Park in Bridgton. This annual event, sponsored by the Bridgton Art Guild and Gallery 302, will be held on Saturday, July 21 with a rain date on Sunday, July 22. This is a juried show with prizes awarded in three categories: 2-D wall art, 3-D fine crafts, and photography. The show is heavily attended with folks strolling through the park at Highland Lake, enjoy-

ing the variety of talented artists, a day of musical presentations, and food provided by the local churches. If you would like to obtain an application and review requirements for the show, you can download the information from Gallery 302’s website at You can also obtain an application at Gallery 302 at 112 Main Street in Bridgton or call Nancy at 583-6677. The remaining spaces will be awarded in the order that the application is received.

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The Portland String Quartet at St. Joe’s STANDISH — The worldrenowned Portland String Quartet performs at Saint Joseph’s College on Monday, July 16, at 7:30 p.m., during its two-week residency at the Sebago Lake campus in Standish. The concert of chamber music will feature works by Haydn and Schubert and a special duo for violin and viola by László Weiner. The quartet has been performing together since 1969, and their lyrical and united musicianship has been called brilliant by The New York Times and “…a dialogue of the highest musical level” by the

Washington Post. Special guest violinist Mary Ellen Woodside received her undergraduate degree from the Eastman School of Music under the tutelage of Charles Castleman. She went on to study at London’s Guildhall with Yfrah Neaman. She is first violinist of the Merel Quartet, based in Zurich, Switzerland, and among her many positions has served as a principal player with the Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich. She is among Europe’s most acclaimed chamber players and soloists and is known to thrill through her conviction and intensity. She is the niece of

PSQ violist Julia Adams, and the two will perform the piece by Weiner, a Hungarian composer who suffered under anti-Jewish laws and was killed in a Nazi forced labor camp in 1944. Tickets are $15 and are available only at the door (no advance reservations) by check or cash. Tickets for seniors (65 and over) are $10 and students 21 or younger are free. Dinner is available for $9 before the concert at Café Bon Appétit in the dining hall on the ground floor of Mercy Hall. The concert takes place in Viola George Auditorium at Harold Alfond Hall.

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PERSONALIZED GAME BOARD — An example of a decorated personalized game board to be designed in Rufus Porter Museum Heritage classes in July. If you enjoy playing board Children’s Cultural Days games, there is a history of are being offered every other them on display at the Rufus Saturday at the museum, a class Porter Museum this summer, on learning to play board games including some local boards on July 27 is part of the Cultural used by generations of Bridgton Heritage Classes, and on July visitors. 26 and 27, a very special class

Bradley Park series

(Continued from Page B) a fun social night out. Want to support a great nonprofit? MWV Habitat for Humanity will be at the park with a hot dog cart, popcorn, drinks, desserts and various refreshments. Come out to the Fryeburg New Church on July 24 for a pre-concert church dinner starting at 5 p.m. Cost is $8 for adults and $4 for children, and

ages five and under are free. Concerts start at 7 p.m. and end at 8:30 p.m. Don’t forget your insect repellent, just in case! Concerts will be held rain or shine — if raining, the concert will be moved to the fire station on Main Street in Fryeburg. For more information about the concert series, please e-mail or call 441-8170. See you at the park!

on decorating a heritage game board to create your own heirloom is open for registration. Hugh Luck, a master decorative painter located in Philadelphia, Pa., will be teaching the class. This is a rare opportunity to design and paint your own board, or make a gift for a special someone. A blank board will be provided for the class. As part of their summer offerings, the Museum Store has a grouping of vintage game boards and playing pieces for sale. So if you are missing some pieces, or need some to accompany your decorated board, stop in to see what is available. A catalog has been printed on the exhibit and includes playing instructions for eight games. Martha Kinney, a teacher for the museum, has decorated some beautiful new game boards for sale in the store. For more details on classes and events, call 647-2828, or visit the website at The museum is located at 67 North High Street in Bridgton, and is open from Wednesday to Saturday from noon to 4 p.m., or by special appointment.

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Fairs & Festivals Wednesday, July 4

DamJam lineup DENMARK — The Denmark Arts Center is extremely pleased to announce the finalized lineup for the DamJam 2012 — the first-ever daylong music and arts festival, produced by the Denmark Arts Center in Denmark’s fabulous lakeside Bicentennial Park. Confirmed musical guests for the Jam set for Saturday, July 21 from 3 to 10 p.m. (suggested donation will be $10) include: • Portland’s resident roots troubadour, Samuel James, whose solo acoustic blues stylings wowed DAC audiences last year. • Maine stalwarts The Toughcats, whose unique blend of bluegrass, Indie rock, and classic pop sounds have been offering up a danceable, frolicsome feast for the denizens of Maine for almost a decade. • Portland’s preeminent Indie-rockers, The Milkman’s Union, fresh from recording their sure-to-be-noticed new LP, and fresh from winning Best New England Band poll of the deli magazine • Bangor’s own psychedelic garage-rock juggernaut, Cokeweed, whose fantastic new album, “Nice Dream,” has been rocketing up the critics’ pick lists since its release last May. • Upstate Maine’s beloved Micah Blue Smaldone, whose solo acoustic work has earned him a rabid following up and down the East Coast and across Europe.  The DamJam will feature all these musicians and more, including a roving magician, and a metal ship that will be sunk in Moose Pond at day’s end. The event also boasts an outdoor beer garden, manned by Bray’s Brewpub of Naples.

Kigel show at DAC (Continued from Page 12B) printing techniques to a host of Maine subjects, including fish, birds and landscapes. Her deceptively simple brushwork and elemental prints radiate a finely-tuned sense of the eternal mysteries and transcendent beauty of the natural world. As an addition to her show, Ms. Kigel will be teaching a workshop on Asian Brush Painting on Saturday, June 30, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the DAC workshop space. This one-day workshop will focus on the techniques of sumi-e painting. All students will go home with an original print. The $10 fee includes materials.

The Bridgton Lions’ 4th of July Parade lines up at 10 a.m. at Hancock Lumber on Route 302, with the theme this year of “Super Heroes.” Judging will take place at 11 a.m., and the parade starts at noon. FMI: Bob McHatton, 647-4280. Fryeburg’s 4th of July festivities begin with a Children’s Parade at 10 a.m. at the main building of Fryeburg Academy, ending at Bradley Park. The public will then enjoy the great music at the park provided by Nancy Ray and Audley Williams, along with an interactive play, contests and prizes, including a Patriots Pie Contest. Any amateur bakers who would like to enter the contest must pre-register with Jean Andrews at 925-1163. Organizers are also looking for volunteers to help with the event. To learn more, contact Katie Malia at 935-8946 or e-mail her at kmalia@ FMI: 935-8946, 925-1163. The 4th of July in Naples features a parade at 2 p.m. (with a lineup at 1 p.m.), with the theme “The History of the Causeway.” Fireworks will be offered at dusk, around 9:30 p.m., with a July 5 rain date. The best viewing is from the Causeway area. FMI: 693-6364.

Wednesday, July 11

The Harrison Recreation Department’s annual 5K Run By the Lake will start at 7 p.m. in front of the antique store by the Harrison Grange Hall, following around Long Lake towards North Bridgton, looping back to the village for a finish line at the post office. Register online at or call 595-2433 or 583-6237.

Thursday through Saturday, July 12-14

Harrison Old Home Days offers three days of food booths, a midway, entertainment, craft and food sale, antique auto display, breakfasts and suppers, both junior and grand parades and fireworks. For a complete schedule of events, visit the town’s website at

Thursday through Saturday, July 12-14

Carnival rides from Smokey’s Greatest Shows, entertainment, parades, fireworks and fair food are offered during Harrison Old Home Days throughout Harrison Village. FMI: e-mail Katrina Dailey,

Friday and Saturday, July 20-21

Volunteers are busy gearing up for this year’s Sebago Days celebration, which will include 22 groups and vendors selling their wares, a midway at 5 p.m. both nights, and fireworks at 9:30 p.m. on Saturday. A two-mile Family Fun Walk/Run will start at 8 a.m. Saturday. FMI: 787-2489.

Friday through Sunday, July 20-22

The Waterford World’s Fair offers a full slate of great entertainment to complement traditional fair exhibits and livestock shows and demos. New this year is a Natural Horsemanship Clinic on Sunday. There’ll be pig scrambles all three days, a Backseat Driver Contest, a He Man and Wee Man Contest, and much, much more. For a complete schedule, visit The 4th annual Depot Street Festival to benefit the Bridgton Community Center is now called “Bridgton Summerfest,” and will be held on the grounds of Stevens Brook Elementary School in Bridgton. Featured attractions include Kavanaugh Amusements, Army Rock Climbing Wall, Maine Obsolete Auto League, hot air balloon rides, dunk tank, batting cage, a mechanical bull and more. Food includes a Pig Roast on July 21 and entertainment will feature three live bands. FMI: 242-9417, 647-8396 or 647-3316.

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and summer, Tonari No Totoro is a Japanese film dubbed in English that will be offered at 4 p.m. Casco and Naples recreation departments are at the Denmark Arts co-sponsoring a trip to the Hackmatack Playhouse Center, 50 West Main Street in Denmark. in Berwick to see Rogers and Hammerstein’s FMI: 452-2412.

Wetzel to speak on herbs

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HIRAM — Horticulturist Nancy Wetzel will talk about the use and importance of herbs in Maine village life as described in Sarah Orne Jewett’s famous book The Country of the Pointed Firs on Saturday, July 14, at 2:30 p.m. at the Hiram Historical Society, 20 Historical Ridge (off Schoolhouse Road, off Rte. 117) in Hiram. A business meeting at 2 p.m. will precede the program, which starts at 2:30 p.m. The talk is free and open to the public. Wetzel, horticulturist and landscape historian at the Sarah Orne Jewett House in South Berwick, will discuss herbs in

at the Brick Church for the Performing Arts, 502 Christian Hill Road, Lovell. Tickets at the door are $10 ($5 children 12 and under). FMI: 925-1500 or

first collaboration, Oklahoma! The bus leaves the Naples American Legion at 10 a.m. and returns around 6:30 p.m.; there’ll be a stop at the Bull ‘N Claw for lunch. Cost is only $40 for residents, or $60 for non-residents (on a space-allowed basis). FMI: Casco, 627-4187; Naples, 693-6364. Sunday, July 15

Wednesday, July 18

Met Summer Encores continue with Lucia Di Lammermoor, at 2:30 p.m. at the Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center on the Fryeburg Academy campus. The opera by Donizetti features Natalie Dessay, the fragile heroine who is driven to madness, opposite Joseph Calleja, who sings her lover Edgardo. Cost is $18 for adults, $15 for seCalled one of the best films about childhood niors, $10 for students. FMI: 935-9232.

IMAI chamber music series

FRYEBURG — The International Musical Arts Institute opens its classical chamber music concert series for the 16th season Thursday through Sunday, July 5-8 at the air-conditioned and handicapped accessible Bion Cram Library on the Fryeburg Academy campus. Wednesday through Saturday concerts, “Music for Summer Evenings,” begin at 7:30 p.m.; Sunday afternoon concerts “Music for Sunday Afternoons,” will begin at 2 p.m. Tickets are $12 for adults and $6 for seniors and students; Sunday afternoon concerts are free for anyone with mobility limitations. Tickets may be purchased at the door. All programs are subject

to change. Here’s the opening schedule: • Thursday, July 5: “Mozart, the Master” Serenade in G Major, K. 525 “Eine Kleine Nachtmusik” Duo in G Major for Violin and Viola, K. 423 String Quintet in C Major, K. 425. • Friday, July 6: Dohnanyi — Serenade in C Major for String Trio, Barber — String Quartet, op. 11 (1936), Beethoven — String Quartet No. 11 in F Minor, op. 95 “Serioso.” • Saturday, July 7: Bach — Concerto for Violin and Oboe in C Minor, BWV 1060, Schumann — Piano Trio No. 3 in G Minor, op. 110, Brahms — String Sextet No. 1 in Bflat Major, op. 18. • Sunday, July 8: Beethoven

— String Quartet No. 1 in F Major, op. 18 no. 1, Françaix — Trio for Violin, Viola, and Cello (1933), Mozart — Piano Quartet No. 2 in Eflat Major, K. 493. • Wednesday, July 11: Beethoven — “Eyeglass Duo” in Eflat Major for Viola and Cello, Kodaly — Duo for Violin and Cello, op. 7, Wieniawski — Polonaise de Concert in D Major, op. 4, Kreisler — “Liebeslied” and “Liebesfreud,” Grieg — Sonata in C Minor for Violin and Piano, op. 45. For more information about the IMAI concert series, please visit at, e-mail at or call 617-965-4745 (603-367-8661 during July 1st through 15).

(Continued from Page 12B) Quartet in D Major, known for the beautiful slow serenade in which the flute is accompanied by pizzicato strings. Other works are Brahms’ emotional Piano Quartet in C Minor Op. 60; Hummel’s Trio for Flute, Cello and Piano in A Major — variations on a Russian/Jewish melody; and living composer Paul Schoenfield’s Café Music, a piece that combines blues, ragtime, African-American spirituals, Yiddish melodies, and show tunes, in a brilliant, fun juxtaposition. Don’t let this one pass you by! July 31. Program III. “Debussy at 150” This program is presented in honor of the 150th anniversary of Debussy’s birth. Lyric

for Strings, an early work by African-American composer, George Walker is a hauntingly beautiful movement for string quartet that reflects the influence of Debussy, whose music Walker admired as a young man. Debussy’s String Quartet in G Minor is his only string quartet, and was written just before his famous Après- midi d’un faune, beginning his transition from Romanticism to Impressionism. Tchaikovsky’s passionate Piano Trio in A Minor, his only piano trio, was commissioned by his patron, Madame von Meck, whose young “house” pianist happened to be Claude Debussy! Festival musicians for this concert will be violinists Timothy Lees and Philip Palermo, violist Laurie Kennedy, cellist Bonnie Thron,

and pianist Mihae Lee. This is a lovely program — an entirely fitting nod to Debussy. Aug. 7. Program IV. “SLLMF 40th Anniversary” For this celebration, the Festival has gathered many of the artists who have participated in these concerts over the years. The program will open with Schubert’s Fantasie in F Minor for Piano 4-Hands, a much-loved work which was performed during the first season in 1973 by Stephen and Frieda Manes. Forty years later, Stephen Manes will be joined by Mihae Lee. Other works are Copland’s Suite from Appalachian Spring, commissioned for dancer Martha Graham, performed in the original version for 13 instruments; acclaimed present-day composer Osvaldo Golijov’s

Sarah Orne Jewett

a botanical and historical context with a particular emphasis on medicinal herbs, the historic importance of community herbalists and herb gardens. Wetzel will introduce Jewett’s character Mrs. Todd, the village herbalist of Jewett’s fictional Dunnet Landing, and describe the herb garden and kitchen where Todd creates remedies and consults with neighbors about health concerns. Wetzel will display herbs mentioned in the book and describe how she researched and created The Country of the Pointed Firs garden at the Jewett House. For more information, call 625-4762.

The hills are alive again at DAC

DENMARK — Denmark Arts Center invites the public to join your favorite singing nun for an evening of inspired foolishness as we sing along with the greatest movie musical of all time. A smash hit from London to San Francisco, The Sound of Music sing-a-long is an inspired bit of silliness in which audiences are encouraged to dress up and let loose along with Maria, the singing nun. So, get your lederhösen out of that cedar trunk, dust off that old habit, and come enjoy a few of your favorite things right here in the DAC’s main hall this Sunday, July 1, at 6 p.m. The Sound of Music is widely considered one of the greatest movie musicals of all time. The culmination of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s brilliant collaboration, The Sound of Music premiered on Broadway in

1959, and was not actually rendered in film until 1965. However, it is the film version that endures as the musical’s most beloved incarnation. Directed by Robert Wise, with a screenplay by Ernest Lehman, The Sound of Music swept the 1965 Academy Awards, and became the highest grossing film of all time at the time of its release. Guests will be provided with a fun pack, full of props and surprises for use during the film, as Emcee George Ludwig Von Trapp guides you through the screening. And be sure to bring your 16 going on 17 kid, cause nothing builds the bonds of family quite like a dose of public shame! Participation is mandatory, and so is a good time. The suggested donation is $5, and as always, this event is BYOB. Güten Tag!

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Doina and Lullaby, based on Yiddish and gypsy themes; and Bruch’s exuberant Octet for Strings, a work that looks back to the German Romantic tradition. Quite a gathering! Quite a concert! The audience is invited to join the trustees and the musicians backstage after the concert for a celebratory reception. Aug. 14. Program V. “Russian Finale” The last program showcases the diversity of Russia’s celebrated composers, starting with the great Prokofiev. His Overture on Hebrew Themes for Clarinet, Strings and Piano was written for friends in New York City who had introduced him to Jewish music. Aram Khachaturian’s Trio for clarinet, violin and piano displays the characteristic lively Armenian style for which Khachaturian is so loved. Shostakovich’s String Quartet No. 11 is marked by dark moods and intensity. Turning from shadows, Glinka’s Grand Sextet for String Quartet, bass and piano, is an exuberant work from the father of Russian nationalistic music, which brings us back to

Country living

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Rug hooking workshop CASCO — Have you ever admired the simple and whimsical designs of hand-hooked rugs? The Raymond-Casco Historical Society will be hosting a hands on Primitive Rug Hooking Beginners Workshop on Sunday, July 15 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. with Janet Conner. Genuine hooked rugs use wool fabric strips, not yarn, and are rich with texture and color. Like all old-fashioned crafts, rug hooking is low-tech, simple and lots of fun! Instructor, Janet Conner, is known as the “Happy Hooker.” She is an experienced teacher who loves working with beginners! Learn the sequence and procedure of rug hooking, from start to finish. Every step will be demonstrated. Reserve your seat for $30, plus the cost of a rug hooking kit for your project. Please send your check or money order for $30 to: RCHS, PO

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FOLK ART RUG HOOKING is the topic of a workshop sponsored by the Raymond-Casco Historical Society on Sunday, July 15 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Box 41, South Casco, ME hoop and a selection of one-of04077, Attention: Pam Grant. a-kind heirloom and hand dyed Rug hooking kits can be pur- wools. If you have a favorite chased directly from Conner pair of sharp fabric scissors, BELL TOWER project is complete at the Waterford by visiting her website at www. please bring these to class. or eDeadline for enrollment is Congregational Church. There will be a celebration this Sunday, July 1 at 9:30 a.m. mailing her at fcjc@roadrun- Monday, July 9. Your rug hooking kit For more information, call will include everything need- Pam Grant at 655-2438 or ed: hook, instructions, design Betty Glassford at 655-4854. suggestions, binding, burlap, WATERFORD — All are invited to attend a Service of Celebration at the Waterford Congregational Church on Sunday, July 1 at 9:30 a.m. Before, during and after the service, those who gather both outside and inside the church will hear the ringing once again of 10:30 a.m. Arrive in available upon request. Please the historic Revere bell housed in the completely restored tower. Boothbay Harbor. Enjoy the let Paula know. Please join all in attendance as the church recognizes the generosdifferent shops, galleries and 4 p.m. Leave Cabbage ity of Waterford’s extended community and rejoices at the success specialty stores. Island. of this ambitious undertaking. 12 p.m. Be at the pier for 4:30 p.m. Arrive at pier and Waterford Congregational Church is located near the foot of boarding the Bennie Alice with board the bus to Harrison. Plummer Hill Road, just off the town common in the village of ticket in hand for a scenic tour 7 p.m. Arrive in Harrison. Waterford. A reception will follow the service. of the harbor. 12:30 p.m. Boothbay Harbor and lighthouse tour on the Bennie Alice begins. 1:30 p.m. Arrive on Cabbage Island in Linekin Bay where CASCO/NAPLES — 6:30 p.m. Cost is $40 for Newburg, prime rib au jus Maine’s first and finest authenThe Casco and Naples Rec residents and $60 for non- and chicken Parmesan. Lunch tic Downeast Clambake awaits Departments will sponsor residents (who will be placed includes a soft drink, salad you! The menu includes New a trip to the Hackamatack on a waiting list and will and hot apple or blueberry England fish chowder, two Playhouse to see the musi- join the trip if space is avail- crisp. luscious bright red lobsters, cal, Oklahoma! and a dinner able). Registration deadline To sign up or for more tender white steamed clams, stop at the Bull ’N Claw on is Friday, July 6. information, contact Rec sweet golden corn on the cob, Thursday, July 12. Be advised, the playhouse Directors Beth Latsey at 627onion, new Maine potatoes, The bus leaves the has no air conditioning! 4187 (Casco) or Harvey Price and for dessert enjoy Cabbage American Legion parking lot The lunch menu offers at 693-6364 (Naples). Islands’ famous blueberry at 10 a.m. and returns around three choices: seafood cake with hot fresh coffee or iced tea. Note, chicken is

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Cabbage Island trip slated HARRISON — The Harrison Recreation Department is sponsoring a trip to Boothbay Harbor/ Cabbage Island on Tuesday, Aug. 14. Cost is $78 or $68 for Harrison residents, which includes coach bus, boat and meal. A $30 nonrefundable (after Aug. 6) deposit is due at registration. The balance is due on Friday, Aug. 10. Sign up early since seating is limited. Contact Rec Director Paula Holt at the Harrison Town Office (583-2241) or stop by the Harrison Town Office to register. The itinerary and menu is as follows: 8 a.m. Leave Harrison Town Office parking lot for Boothbay Harbor aboard Custom Coach & Limo.

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Going to be a busy, busy July in Lovell Lovell by Ethel Hurst Lovell Correspondent 925-3226

Summer is here, and Lovell will soon be very busy with events and activities. The July listing of events will be included at the end of this column. Lovell suffered another great loss with the passing of Roxanne T. Craig. Roxanne was a doer, and when she saw a need in the Lovell community, she started the Neighborhood Watch with other Lovell residents. She worked very hard in this endeavor, hoping to keep the community safe and aware of events happening in the town. She will be greatly missed. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 2680, North Canton, OH 44720. My condolences to Gerry, her loving husband of 32 years. The second presentation at the

Brick Church for the Performing Arts will be the popular and much-requested summer resident Dan Moore. His great talent to make the piano sing is much appreciated by the audience. The show will be on Thursday, June 28, at 7:30 p.m.; tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children under age 15. Enjoy. Don’t forget that the Lovell Historical Society’s presentation on “Growing Up In North Lovell” will be held on Sunday, July 8, at 1 p.m. at the Grange Hall. Even though the date was changed, all those scheduled to take part have made the time to be there. A look into the past of a local area is always interesting. On Wednesday, July 4, the Lovell Lions Club will hold its annual breakfast at the Grange Hall in North Lovell from 7 to

10 a.m. This always seems to 10 a.m. Those taking part in the be the kickoff of the summer parade will meet at the main season, and is one of the fund- building of the academy at 9:30 raisers for scholarships awarded LOVELL, Page B at graduation from the academy. Pancakes, scrambled eggs, bacon OXFORD HILLS and coffee — come one, come all, and support the Lions Club. The Lewis Dana Hill Memorial Library will be holding the annuOXFORD PLAZA, MAIN ST., (RT. 26) al 4th of July Flea Market at the library in North Lovell from 8 743-5100 SHOWING JUNE 29 – JULY 2 FRI. & a.m. to noon. These two events TED (R).......................................12:40, 4:00, 7:05, SAT. 9:25 are the kickoff of the summer MAGIC MIKE (R)..........................1:00, 4:10, 7:20, 9:40 BRAVE (PG).......................12:00, 2:15, 4:35, 6:55, 9:15 season, so come and support the ABRAHAM LINCOLN: VAMPIRE HUNTER (R)............12:50, 3:50, 7:10, 9:30 library. 3 (PG)......12:10, 2:20, 4:30, 6:50, 9:10 Fryeburg is again holding the MADAGASCAR ROCK OF AGES (PG-13)...............................12:20, 7:00 A FRIEND FOR THE annual Fourth of July Children’s SEEKING END OF THE WORLD (R)...........................................4:20, 9:35 Parade that will start off the holi- SNOW WHITE AND THE HUNTSMAN (PG-13).........................12:30, 9:20 day events. On Wednesday the THAT’S MY BOY (R)........................................3:40, 6:45 You must be 17 years old to view R-rated films unless fourth, the parade will begin at accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Photo ID required.

The Summer Reading Program has started at the North Bridgton Public Library. The first 15 kids (all ages) to sign up for the Summer Reading Program get a free Portland Sea Dogs ticket. Those who sign up get a reading journal and some fun prizes as they write down the books (for younger kids) or chapters (for older kids) in their journal. For every book or chapter, children get a ticket to be entered into a drawing at the end of the summer. Extra tickets can be won by children or their parents by meeting a weekly challenge. The library’s Mystery Book Club will meet on Friday, June 29 at 2:30 p.m. Knitters will meet again starting on Thursday, July 5. The day has changed to Thursday at 1 p.m. All are welcome.

Yard sale items wanted Organizers of an annual Yard Sale at Grace Christian Church, 11 Pinhook Road, are gratefully accepting any donations of yard sale-type items to add to their collection of salable goods. The yard sale is planned for Saturday, July 28, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., rain or shine. The purpose of the yard sale is to raise funds to help pay for their new addition, lovingly dubbed “Glory Hall” by Pastor Phil Reynard. There’ll be household items, baked goods, toys, hardware, tools and other treasures. To donate or coordinate drop-off of items, call 647-2796 or e-mail grace.


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homemade desserts. Tickets are available at the door and cost $8 for adults, $4 for children ages three to 10. Children under three are free. Highchairs are available. The supper is held just before the Bridgton Community Band Concert and Fireworks, which are also at the Stevens Brook Elementary School. All proceeds benefit the library programs.

Waterford World’s Fair dance Saturday

NORTH WATERFORD — The Waterford World’s Fair Association will be hosting a dance on Saturday, June 30 at the fairgrounds located at 36 Irving Green Road (just off Route 35 across from Melby’s) from 8 p.m. to midnight. The band will be Cold Blue Steel and the charge is $10 per person; it is a BYOB dance. The snack bar will be open for light refreshments and free ice. For more information, call Lisa Scribner at 890-7669 and be sure to mark your calendar for the new Waterford World’s Fair Friday through Sunday, July 20-22.

Trail building workshop at Witt Swamp

NORWAY — The Western Foothills Land Trust is holding a volunteer trail building workshop in Norway on Saturday, June 30, on the Trust’s Witt Swamp Preserve. There will be two sessions offered, from 10 a.m. to noon and noon to 2 p.m. Volunteers should dress for working in woods, be prepared for bugs, wet footing, and bring work gloves, loppers, folding saws, water and a snack. Meet at the Witt Swamp parking area on Pleasant Street, one mile north of Main Street, opposite Emerson Road. For more information, call 739-2124, or e-mail

Mother-Baby Tea Time on Tuesdays

The Birth House in Bridgton invites parents and their babies to their free parenting support group, Mother-Baby Tea Time, held each Tuesday during July from 10 a.m. to noon. Mother-Baby Tea Time is an informal gathering of parents and their babies that is designed for sharing stories, support, and information. This is an opportunity to learn from each other in a relaxed, baby-friendly environment. Special topics such as breastfeeding, introducing solid foods, diapering choices, infant massage and others may be addressed. For more information, please contact The Birth House at 647-5968.

Bridgton Library Spaghetti Feast

The Bridgton Public Library will hold its annual Spaghetti Feast on Tuesday, July 3 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Stevens Brook Elementary School in downtown Bridgton. The menu includes spaghetti with meat and meatless sauce, fresh locally grown greens, bread, coffee, lemonade, sun tea, ice cream and lots of

Busy July in Lovell (Continued from Page B) a.m. The committee is hoping that many clubs, organizations, etc. will sign up to take part. For more information, contact Katie Malia at 935-8946 or klmalia@ or Jean Andrews at 925-1163 or frogalley@fairpoint. net. After the parade, for entertainment, Nancy Ray and Audley Williams will perform in Bradley Park. Their mix of different types of music will keep the audience keeping time to the beat. There

will be games and fun with the Patriotic Pie Contest. Bakers are needed for this event, so make sure you sign up. Enjoy the 4th of July in Fryeburg. Bill and Nancy Gardner entertained family and friends on Sunday, June 24, in celebration of their 50th wedding anniversary. Their home on Heald Pond was lively, with guests enjoying the tempting finger foods. It was a lovely afternoon, with a houseful helping a wonderful couple

celebrate a milestone in their lives. Great time. A fun event to add to your calendar is the Lovell United Church of Christ’s 12th annual Ladies Circle Fashion Show, on Tuesday, July 10 at the church on Route 5. The ladies deck themselves out in clothes taken from the Thrift Shop and strut their stuff. All the fun starts at 7 p.m., followed by the ice cream social. Last year, because of the construction at the church and conflict in dates, this event had to be canceled — so this year, expect some surprises. Don’t forget to attend the showing of the award-winning locally-made film You Can’t Kill Stephen King on Friday, June

29 at 7:30 p.m. This production was filmed in and around Lovell, where Stephen is our resident hero. To thank the people for their assistance in making this horror/comedy movie, the writer and producers Monroe Mann and Ronnie Khalil will donate tickets sales to the Kezar Lake Watershed Association in Lovell. Tickets are $8, and you can preorder tickets by going onto the website aspx?t=121373 The Junior Golf Clinic at the Lake Kezar Country Club runs from Wednesday, July 10 to Wednesday, Aug. 1, from 3 to 5 p.m. This clinic is for children 14 years and under who

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The Bridgton 4-H Oxford County Leaders Association will be holding a Breakfast and Car Wash on Saturday, July 14, at the Lake Region House of Pizza on Portland Road in Bridgton. There will be a smorgasbord breakfast consisting of scrambled eggs, home fries, bacon, sausage, pancakes, French toast, potato pancakes, biscuits and gravy. The money raised will be used to support 2012 club programs, county activities and scholarships. Nature hikes at Shaker Village NEW GLOUCESTER — The next monthly Nature Hikes Come and talk with local 4-H members and check out displays at Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village will be held on Saturday, from different clubs, all while having your car washed. July 7, at 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. at the village on Route 26 in New Gloucester. The hikes will traverse the Shaker Woods to Casco Church to offer Sabbathday Lake, Loon’s Point, Aurelia’s Cascade and the Old huge flea market, auction board County Road. The cost is $5 for adults and $2 for children; under CASCO — The Casco Village Church United Church of age six are free. Christ’s Annual Flea Market and Auction Board will be held Saturday, July 14, from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. (rain date July 21) on the Village Green, 940 Meadow Road, in Casco Village. With over 50 Open House at vendors, a huge flea market area, plants, Clothes Closet, food, and New Gloucester History Barn NEW GLOUCESTER — The next monthly Open House at free drawings every hour, it’s the place to be on a summer Saturday. the New Gloucester History Barn, Route 231, New Gloucester, Among items to be offered on the Auction Board are a beautiful will be held on Saturday, July 7 from 9 a.m. to noon. The featured wood dining room set with expandable table and six chairs, three exhibits will be early 1900s insurance maps of New Gloucester. hours of on-site tractor work, a gift certificate to Escape Hair Salon, Continuing exhibits show tributes to veterans and historic a round of golf at the Naples Golf Course, and $100 gift certificate wheeled vehicles associated with the Town of New Gloucester. to an optometrist. Call 627-4282 for more information.  Admission is free. The event is sponsored by the New Gloucester Historical Society. Old Cemetery Association meeting The Maine Old Cemetery Association (MOCA) will hold its Home study Hunter Safety Course offered second 2012 program day on Saturday, July 28 beginning at 8:30 CASCO — Casco Recreation is sponsoring a home a.m. at the Milo Town Hall at 6 Pleasant Street, Milo. Featured study Hunter Safety Course with state-certified hunter topics will be Milo Historical Society and the history of Milo’s safety instructors on Wednesday, July 11 from 6 to 9 p.m.; Evergreen Cemetery. There will be exhibits and displays; attendand again on Saturday, July 21 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at ees are invited to display information about cemetery-related the Casco Community Center. On Wednesday, instructors projects. Registration cost is $3 at the door. Lunch reservation will provide workbooks and assignments for the home study deadline is July 19, and those wishing to order lunch (cost $7) portion. Instructors will also provide guidance and demon- should mail a check for lunch, payable to MOCA, to Jane M. stration of proper firearms, handling, and a discussion of Macomber, 114 North Shore Road, Blanchard Twp., ME 04406laws and responsibilities. Participants must be at least 10 3829. For more information call Macomber at 879-4125. years of age; anyone under 18 years of age will need parent consent, and anyone 12 years of age or younger must be Bastille Day Contradance accompanied by a parent or guardian. Participants are also DENMARK — Come join others at the Denmark Arts Center expected to attend both classes. Pre-registration is required to celebrate the revolution, north woods style, with a Bastille Day for both classes and can be done at the Casco Recreation Contradance and potluck on Saturday, July 14, at 6:30 p.m., with Department at 627-4187. A donation of $5 should be made Puckerbrush and caller Eric Rollnick. All you need to know is to the Casco Recreation Department. Minimum enrollment to how to listen. Cost is $10; bring food to share. The center is at 50 hold a class is 10 with a maximum of 25. Please bring a lunch West Main Street in Denmark; call 452-2412. on Saturday, July 21.

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DUCK ON THE BROOK — The Big Duck is gathering his brood for the big Bridgton-Lake Region Rotary Club Duck Race on the Fourth of July at 11:30 a.m. on Stevens Brook, across the street from the Magic Lantern Theatre, just before the Bridgton parade. Who knows, there may be some other birds trying to crash the gate. Water is flowing fast so it is sure to be an exciting race. Pick up tickets in advance from any Rotarian now and up to 11 a.m. on the day of the race.

Lovell bustling this summer Come and meet the artist; wine and cheese will be served. • July 14 — KLWA Annual Meeting, 9 a.m., United Church of Christ, Route 5 (Coffee and donuts served 8:30 to 9 a.m.) • July 15 — Lovell Historical Society Antique Sale & Auction, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., food and live music. • July 16 — Lovell Historical Society’s “North Lovell Conversations,” 1 p.m., North Lovell Grange. • July 18 — GLLT program, “The Art and Science of EcoTracking,” 7 p.m., library, with David Brown, naturalist and expert animal tracker; Farmer’s Market (Rte. 5 next to the Wicked Good Store) 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. • July 19 — GLLT Guided Walk, 10 a.m. to noon, Heald Bradley Ponds Reserve, Whiting Hill. Focus on ferns, liverworts, mosses and horsetails. Parking across from Westways on Route 5. Moderate with some steeply sloped terrain. Gardening Group, noon, library. Bring your own brown bag lunch. Open to the public. Jon Sarty, 7:30 p.m., Brick Church for the Performing Arts. Country singer/songwriter, features his new CD This Road. Donation $10 • July 20 — Chicken/Pig Roast by Kezar Trailblazers Landowners Appreciation, 5 to 7:30 p.m., Lovell Athletic Field. This is a major fundraiser for the Kezar Trailblazers. • July 21 — Lovell Old Home


Days 5K Race, 9:45 a.m., Lovell Athletic Field. Register online at Lovell Old Home Days Parade, Route 5 through the center of town to Smarts Hill ending at the Athletic Field, where there’ll be food, crafts and exhibits. • July 22 — LLIPC & KLWA, “Eyes on the Water” Plant Paddle, 9 to 11 a.m. For this informal on-the water gathering, meet at Kezar Lake’s Narrows to practice aquatic plant identification skills. Bring canoes, kayaks, or small motorcraft. For more information and directions, please visit • July 24 — Charlotte Hobbs Memorial Library Annual Meeting, 7 p.m., with author Lou Ureneck, speaking on his book Cabin. Public invited. • July 25 — KLWA & GLLT co-sponsored Guided Walk, 9 to 11 a.m., “Focus on American Beaver.” Walk will take place on private property. Participants should meet at the library at 9 a.m. Active with substantial off-trail walking conditions. GLLT Sponsored Program with Bonny Boatman, “The Graceful Lives of the Great Blue Herons,” 7:30 p.m., library. Farmer’s Market (Rte. 5 next to the Wicked Good Store), 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.




Conway, N.H. and Lynn Lombardi of Center Conway, N.H. Jessica Ann McBride and Abraham Isaac Bushey of Ossipee, N.H. have a girl, Mylah Ann Bushey, born May 2, 2012 at Memorial Hospital in North Conway, N.H. Mylah weighed seven pounds, one ounce, and joins brothers Isaac and Draven Bushey. Maternal grandparents are Kelley Bushman and Robert Bushman of Ossipee, N.H. Paternal grandparents are Sharon Segar and Willard Bushey of Waterford. Makenzie Walker and Evan Thurlow of Lovell have a boy, Deagan James Thurlow, born May 1, 2012 at Memorial Hospital in North Conway, N.H. Deagan weighed eight pounds, 12 ounces and joins a brother, Colson, 22 months. Maternal grandparents are Dwight and Shelley Walker of Fryeburg. Paternal grandparents are Malcolm Thurlow of Casco and Jacqueline Grover of Portland. Kia Wade and Josh Fortier of Lincoln, N.H. have a boy, Carter Thomas Fortier, born June 3, 2012 at Memorial Hospital in North Conway, N.H. Carter weighed eight pounds, three ounces. Maternal grandparent is Melissa Knight of Harrison. Paternal grandparent is Peter Fortier of Berlin, N.H. Teresa E. (Fillmore) and Richard L. Barker of Waterford, have a son, Decker Llewellyn Barker, born on June 11, 2012 at Bridgton Hospital. Maternal grandparents: Linwood and Evelyn Kelley of Bridgton. Paternal grandparents: Richard and Tish Barker of Waterford; Patti McCabe of Rockwood. Great-grandparents: Eva and Merl Barker of Waterford; Linwood Kelley Sr. of Bridgton. Ra Chhoeun and Andrew Young of Hiram, have a daughter, Chenola Young, born on June 12, 2012 at Bridgton Hospital. Chenola joins Kasol Young, age 9, Stingle Young, 6, Nicholas Young, 5 and Sathonie Young, 2. Katelyn A. Ferrin and Jason A. Smith of Fryeburg, have a daughter, Lily Rose Smith, born on June 13, 2012 at Bridgton Hospital. Lily joins Dallas Cole Smith, age 3 and Star Young, 13. Maternal grandparents: Dave and Susan Giasson. Paternal grandparents: Roger and Kelly Smith. Jocelyn M. (Sawyer) and Luke Nielsen of Porter, have a daughter, Lilah Halsey Nielsen, born on June 16, 2012 at Bridgton Hospital. Lilah joins Silas, age 4 1/2, and Isiah, 3. Maternal grandparents: Steven Sawyer of Scarborough and Stephanie Perry of Cornish. Paternal grandparents: Nancy and Peter Nielsen of Parsonsfield. Great-grandparents: Joyce Perry of Kezar Falls and Harold Sawyer. Kelly J. (Young) and Jared J. Galvin of Naples, have a daughter, Anna Elizabeth Galvin, born on June 13, 2012 at Bridgton Hospital. Anna joins Colby, age 3. Maternal grandparents: Marti Bushnell and Thornton Yound of Deer Isle. Paternal grandparents: Pat and Linda Norton of Dallas, Texas and Massachusetts. Great-grandparent: Janis Young of Odessa, Texas.

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(Continued from Page B) (Route 5, next to the Wicked Good Store), 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.; • July 6 — Five-week Summer Storytime program with Miss Liz, ages five and under, 10 to 11 a.m.; ages five and up, 1 to 2 p.m., library. • July 7 — Art Group, 9 a.m. to noon, library. Bring your own supplies. Open to the Public. • July 9 — Adult Book Club Discussions, 1 p.m., library. All are invited. • July 10 — Thrift Shop Fashion Show, 7 p.m., Lovell United Church of Christ. Open to the public; ice cream social follows. • July 11 — GLLT Guided Walk, 10 a.m. to noon, Kezar River Reserve. Focus on otter, moose and black bear signs, moderate difficulty; Lakescaping with Native Plants for Water and Wildlife with Colin Holme of LEA, 7:30 p.m., library; Lovell Farmers’ Market, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Route 5, next to the Wicked Good Store. • July 12 — Guided Walk co-sponsored by KLWA and GLLT, 9 to 11 a.m., Sucker Brook Outlet Reserve. Focus on identification and ecosystem function. Moderate with some uneven terrain; Writing Group, 1 p.m., library, all are invited; Celebration Barn Mime Theater, Tale of a Clam Shack in Machias, 7:30 p.m., Brick Church for the Performing Arts. $10 donations. • July 13 — Artist Reception, 3 to 6 p.m., Harvest Gold Gallery.

Beth Labbe and John M. Gillespie Jr. of Fryeburg have, a son, Seifer Moloch Gillespie, born on April 10, 2012 at Bridgton Hospital. Maternal grandparents: Donald Labbe of Berlin, N.H.; Roselle and Barry Higgins of Gorham, N.H. Paternal grandparents: Elizabeth Perry, Ossipee, N.H. and John Gillespie Sr. of Berlin, N.H. Great grandparents: Volande Hamilton of Berlin, N.H.; Michele and Theresa Vitiello of Florida. Allison K. Forbes and Ryan T. Sargent of Naples have, a son, Ryker Trig Sargent, born on May 24, 2012 at Bridgton Hospital. Maternal grandparents: Connie Forbes and Doug Forbes, of Cornish. Paternal grandparents: Cheryl Sargent of Cornish and Rodney Lajoie of Waterboro. Courtney L. Kemp and Steven M. Pierce of Casco have, a son, Benjamin Alan Kemp, born on May 26, 2012 at Bridgton Hospital. Maternal grandparents: Jeffrey Kemp of Bridgton and Barbara Dorr of Casco. Jaimie G. (MacDonald) and Nicholas B. Klimek of Bridgton, have a daughter, Aubrey Elizabeth Klimek, born on May 30, 2012 at Bridgton Hospital. Aubrey joins Addison, age 2. Maternal grandparents: Dick and Karen MacDonald of Bridgton. Paternal grandparents: Kris and Barbara Klimek of Naples. Megan S. (McAllister) and Robert T. Sawyer of Bridgton, have a daughter, Kelra Mae Sawyer, born on June 1, 2012 at Bridgton Hospital. Kelra joins Garrett, age 5. Maternal grandparents: Ray and Leslie McAllister of Oxford. Paternal grandparents: Ron and Theresa Sawyer of Buckeye, Ariz. Greatgrandparents: Herman and Claudia Jalbert of Portland. Karin M. Maher and Robert D. Collins of Sweden, have a son, Tanner Robert Collins, born on June 3, 2012 at Bridgton Hospital. Tanner joins Skyler Collins, age 12. Maternal grandparents: Thom and Rhonda Maher of Norway. Paternal grandparents: Mike and Ida Collins of Lovell. Great-grandparents: Ron and Cora Freeman of Henderson, Nev.; George and Meriel Maher of Bridgewater, Mass. Kimberly Parent and Cam Robinson of North Fryeburg have twin boys, Ryan Neil and Austin James Robinson, born June 7, 2012 at Memorial Hospital in North Conway, N.H. Ryan weighed four pounds, 15 ounces, and Austin weighed five pounds, one ounce. Maternal grandparents are April Parent of Brownfield. Paternal grandparents are Darrell Robinson and Naomi Robinson of East Conway, N.H. Jennifer Andrews and Dana Lombardi Jr. of Bridgton have twin girls, Isabella Caroline and Dylan Elizabeth Lombardi, born May 1, 2012 at Memorial Hospital in North Conway, N.H. Isabella weighed four pounds, 15 ounces, and Dylan weighed five pounds, four ounces. They join a sister, Madison Anne, 7. Maternal grandparents are Roland Andrews Jr. and Caroline McCarthy of Bridgton. Paternal grandparents are Dana Lombardi Sr. of North

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Naples by Cheryl Harmon Naples Correspondent 693-4016 My new phone number is 693-4016. I do not have my answering machine hooked up yet, so keep trying or send an e-mail or snail mail to 6 Edes

Falls Road, Naples 04055. You can also drop it off at my house, there’s a magnet on the front door if no one is home. The Naples American Legion

is having its Fish Fry on Friday, June 29, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. It’s yummy fish that you can get either baked or fried, with French fries, coleslaw and dessert. Sunday’s Concert on the Village Green (July 1) will be Pard “The Countryman,” singing country music and playing the guitar starting at 6 p.m. and going for an hour. Enjoy an

evening of nice music and fresh air. Come on down and enjoy yourselves; bring your friends, guests, family and your picnic basket. Condolences go to three families this week. First, to the family and friends of Roxanne Frank Craig. I had known Roxanne since high school at Casco. She was a good woman and a hard worker; she was always there

for Casco Days in the food stand. They will certainly miss her. Second, the family of Ellie Mains. She will be missed dearly by her Sewing Circle friends, as she was always making something for our sales or cooking for our suppers. Everyone loved her mince pie, made with deer meat. She will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her. Third, Harold Adams; he will be missed

by his friends and family. Happy July birthdays to my aunt Evelyn Morton, my cousin Bill Morton and my son Lincoln Wentworth. Their birthdays are all in the first week of July, as well as myself. Red Hatters with July birthdays are Rita Harding, Alice Leavitt, Barbara Sparrow and Phylis Stanton. Happy days, ladies.

Maguire family benefit Strawberry breakfast is The young family of Chris and Angela Andrews Maguire recently lost everything to a home fire. Their friends are holding a benefit to help them as they are starting from scratch. Please come and have fun at a benefit dance at the old Bridgton

Town Hall on Saturday, June 30, from 7 p.m. to midnight, and help this family try to put the pieces of their lives back together. Dance with DJH Entertainment with songs from every era. There will also be a silent and Chinese

NAPLES — A benefit dance for the family of Darren and Jodi Paul will be held on Saturday, June 30, at the American Legion Hall, Route 11, Naples, from 8 p.m. to midnight. Music will be by The Country Ridge Riders, and the cost is $10 per person. A cash bar and light refreshments will be available. A $1,000 raffle will be drawn at 10 p.m. Those who would like to purchase raffle tickets or have questions, please call 2861247 or 650-4244 (Bridgton). A Tea Cup Raffle will also be held the night of the dance. Darren is battling stage four rectal cancer. He is a local guy who was born and raised in

the Naples area. Darren and Friends and family are raising Jodi are the parents of three money to help with some of the daughters, ages 13, 14, and 19. expenses related to his illness.

auction. Tickets are $10 each and will be available at the door, as well as at the Little Mountain Store and Campfire Grille. The dance is a BYOB event. For more information, call Dan Harden at 420-7363.

Saturday at First Congo Bridgton by Virginia Staples Bridgton Correspondent Tel. 647-5183

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Calling all crafters for BCC

Crafters are invited to rent a booth for a good cause at a benefit craft fair planned for Saturday and Sunday, July 1314, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Bridgton Community Center. Tables cost only $20 for one day or $30 for both days, and your rental fee will go toward the Laurie Carter-Bergen Memorial Softball Field at the BRAG Recreation Complex on the Portland Road. The Carter family is on the last leg of their goal toward

raising the funds needed to have Laurie’s name put on the softball field. They need another $15,000 to realize their goal. Call Lynn Carter at 627-7380 to reserve your space.

The First Congregational Church of Bridgton is having a Strawberry Breakfast on Saturday, June 30 from 7:30 to 10:30 a.m. A large variety of fresh produce and baked goods is available every Saturday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Bridgton Farmers’

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All proceeds will go to Maine Aviation Career Education (ACE Camp) programs. The Civil Air Patrol will be there sharing information about the opportunities they offer to children from 12-18 years old and how adults can get involved by becoming volunteers with the CAP. Plenty of parking is available along with restroom facilities on site. Food will be on sale beginning at 11 a.m. or there are many great places to eat just minutes away. Rain date is Sunday, July 8. Please call 935-4711 or email info@ for additional information.

ENJOY ON THE FOURTH — Homemade lobster rolls will be served at the Denmark July 4th celebration in the town community center, right after the parade.

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DENMARK — It has been a favorite part of Denmark’s Fourth of July celebration for years, and once again the Women’s Fellowship of the Denmark Congregational Church will be holding their lobster roll lunch this year.


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Right after the Fourth of July parade, people make a beeline for the community center at the town hall for one of the best homemade lobster rolls you’ll ever taste. For $12, diners get a lobster roll stuffed to overflowing with fresh, succulent lobster meat, plus chips, coleslaw, a cold drink and a piece of homemade pie. Hot dog lunches are also available for $7. Come early because these annual treats are always a sell-out.

Due to an emergency shortage of donated blood, the Bridgton Community Blood Drive scheduled for Thursday, June 28 will be extended an hour. The drive will be held from 1 to 7 p.m. at the Masonic Hall on Route 117 in Bridgton. All presenting donors will receive a free day pass to a Maine State Park, a chance to win a kayak from Old Town Canoe, a chance to win a bike from L.L.Bean, a coupon for a free 24-pack of Pure Spring Water, and a coupon for up to 20% off from Walgreens. To make an appointment, call George Drisko at 647-2823 or the American Red Cross at 1-800-733-2767. The Red Cross says its blood supply has reached emergency levels, with 50,000 fewer donations than expected in June. This shortfall leaves about half the readily available blood products on hand today than at this time last year. An unseasonably early start to summer may be one reason for the shortage, and this year’s mid-week 4th of July means many businesses

aren’t able to host blood drives because their employees are taking extended vacations. The Red Cross said that with blood in short supply, there’s always a chance a doctor may postpone elective surgery or even have to forego a more serious procedure. Every day, the Red Cross must collect more than 17,000 pints of blood for patients at more than 3,000 hospitals and transfusion centers across the country to keep up with demand.

Vets officer cancelled this month

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FRYEBURG — Don’t miss Western Maine Aviation’s “Aviation Day” on Saturday, July 7, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Eastern Slopes Regional Airport in Fryeburg, Maine for some great family summer fun. Throughout the day, planes will be taking off and landing as local FAA-approved pilots shuttle people on 15-minute scenic flights for just $20. Buy a raffle ticket for a chance to win a half-hour “Discovery Flight.” Maybe becoming a pilot is just the thing for you! There will be many other prizes donated by local businesses and you need not be present to win.

Market, held in the Community Center’s parking lot on Depot Street. The 22nd annual Bridgton Hospital benefit Golf Tournament has been set for Wednesday, Sept. 5, at Bridgton Highlands Country Club. The Bridgton Public Library

is holding its annual Spaghetti Feast on Tuesday, July 3 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Stevens Brook Elementary School. The cost is $8 for adults, $4 for children ages three to 10, and under three free. Tickets are available at the door. Kids Katering free summer lunches for ages 18 and under began June 25, and will run through Aug. 24. The lunches are served either at the Community Center or Highland Lake Beach. No registration is necessary. Congratulations to the Lake Region High School Class of 2012 on their graduation. My prayers and blessings are with you as you travel to meet your future. God Bless you all.

Arts & entertainment

June 28, 2012, The Bridgton News, Page 11B

Heather Pierson Quartet to perform

A VETERAN PERFORMER — Heather Pierson has formed a quartet for an evening of jazz on Friday, July 13 at The Little White Church in Eaton, N.H.

endary Preservation Hall and studied traditional jazz under David Boeddinghaus (musical director and pianist for the award-winning documentary film Crumb), and veteran New Orleans bassist Kerry Lewis. Drummer Matt Bowman is owner-operator of White Mountain Café in Gorham, and in addition to his regular appearances with Pierson, is a regular member of The Jonathan Sarty Band, The Jeremy Dean Band, and The Wayfarers. Joe Aliperti is the latest addition to the group on alto saxophone. Hailing from Long Island, N.Y., Aliperti learned to play sax and guitar at a young age. After attending college at Cornell University, he settled in the Mount Washington Valley and is now studying saxophone and jazz improvisation with Mike Sakash. The quartet will present selected compositions from several of the most prolific and acclaimed jazz composers and performers, including Thelonious Monk, Dave Brubeck, Ray Charles, Dizzy Gillespie and Sonny Rollins.   Tickets are $12 for adults and $6 for children under 18, and are available at the Eaton Village Store; White Birch Books in North Conway; White Mountain Café in Gorham; by calling 603-733-6350 or online at

EATON, N.H. — The Heather Pierson Quartet will present an evening of jazz at The Little White Church in Eaton, NH on Friday, July 13 at 7 p.m. The quartet features Pierson on piano and vocals; Joe Aliperti on alto saxophone;

Matt Bowman on drums; and Shawn Nadeau on bass guitar. Heather is a veteran performer in the Mount Washington Valley, as well as the house pianist at The White Mountain Hotel & Resort in North Conway, N.H. She also appears

Gallery 302 is honored to have Edward Kinney as Guest Artist for the month of July. Mr. Kinney is professor of Animation at Savannah College of Art and Design, where he has also served as dean of the School of Film and Digital Media. His stunning photographs will be at the gallery from June 30 to July 31. The exhibit, entitled “Never the Same Mountain Twice,” will include photos of Pleasant Mountain in many seasons as well as photographs of Egrets in flight. Here is Edward’s description of the show: Never the Same Mountain Twice: I first started photographing Pleasant Mountain 30 years ago. Each time I saw the resulting images, I never saw

PLEASANT VIEWS — Edward Kinney will be the guest artist for July at Gallery 302 in Bridgton. His scenes of Pleasant Mountain will grace the Bridgton gallery. the same mountain twice. So I tors contribute to what we see by the unaided eye. The cambegan to photograph the moun- each moment. Now, perhaps, era, which is able to record tain in varying atmospheric con- you too will never see the same five frames a second at shutter ditions, the various seasons and mountain twice. speeds up to 1/8000 of a second different times of day. During Snowy Egrets and Great can reveal the visual poetry of the last quarter of a century, I White Egrets in Flight: The avian flight. have recorded over 3,000 visual photographs of the birds may There will be a public First phases of the mountain. We seem incongruous with the Friday reception on July 6 from don’t see the mountain. We see pictures of the mountains but 5 to 7 p.m. Gallery 302 is only the light as it is modulated they are not. All the shifting located at 112 Main Street in by the atmosphere between the and vanishing qualities of the Bridgton. July gallery hours will mountain and us. mountain can be found in the be Monday through Saturday I am compelled to record this different configurations that from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and evanescent phenomenon in its birds in flight assume. Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. phantasmagoric display. Each These ever changing poses, For more information, visit condition will never be repeat- as they land or embrace the or call ed since so many changing fac- air during takeoff, are not seen 647-2787.

Kinney at 302 Gallery

regularly at the Omni Resort Hotel at Mount Washington in Bretton Woods. Heather, along with bassist Shawn Nadeau (of the popular local group Those Guys), have recently returned from New Orleans, where they performed together at the leg-

VITO DEVITO works will be featured at the First Friday showing at Frost Farm Gallery in Norway, beginning July 6.

‘First Friday’ reception at Frost Farm Gallery (Continued from Page B) There are three international groups he is painting for currently: Ducks Unlimited, Safari Club International, and The International Game Fish Association. Ducks Unlimited has requested Mr. DeVito to create a new painting every year from 1994-2010. Recently, he completed his 12th painting for them, and his work is in demand among conservation, fishing and environmental organizations throughout the United States. Rounding out the artist’s commissions list are requests for hunting and fishing scenes, nature-oriented and figurative bronze sculpture, and portrait work in all mediums.

Those attending the opening will also enjoy the musical talent of Brad Hooper. Brad is a Maine singer/songwriter, whose performances lean toward the blues, but draw on a full spectrum of genres and time periods. He is compared to the likes of John Prine, Arlo Guthrie and Ry Cooder. The opening is free and open to the public. The exhibit and sale will continue at Frost Farm Gallery through Saturday, July 28.  The July First Friday art opening at Frost Farm Gallery is in conjunction with the Lajos Matolcsy Arts Center, the Commons Art Collective, and the McLaughlin Garden. For more information call the gallery at 743-8041.

Back by popular demand

Peter Mezoian

BAR MILLS — The Saco River Theatre, formerly the Saco River Grange Hall (29 Salmon Falls Road in Bar Mills) presents Peter Mezoian this Saturday, June 30 at 7:30 p.m. Back by popular demand, Virtuoso PETER returns with trumpeter Mark Tiptin and four other great Maine musicians on sax, drums, keyboard and bass. Their high-energy program sizzles with musical fireworks for Independence Day, from Dueling Banjos to Ragtime, from the Beatles to Americana show tunes, each one a showstopper.  Peter’s fame as an astonishing cruise ship entertainer is well deserved. Please come on board and have a blast with the Saco River Theatre! Admission is $18 for adults, $13 for students and seniors. Children 12 and under are free. Please call 929-6472 for tickets.

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Arts & entertainment

June 28, 2012, The Bridgton News, Page 12B

SLLMF celebrates 40 years of performing

MUSIC FESTIVAL CELEBRATES 40TH YEAR — The Sebago-Long Lake Music Festival celebrates its 40th anniversary season with five Tuesday night concerts, July 17 to Aug. 14 at 7:30 p.m. at Deertrees Theatre in Harrison. Pictured are SLLMF musicians in performance at Deertrees Theatre. HARRISON — The Sebago- its 40th season of presenting Concerts will be held on July cert-goers great music played Long Lake Music Festival is world-class chamber music on 17, 24, 31 and Aug. 7 and 14, at by great musicians. Deertrees returning to historic Deertrees Tuesday evenings in July and 7:30 p.m. offers a delightful woodland Theatre in Harrison to celebrate August. The Festival offers con- setting and excellent acoustics.

Kicking it off with Big Ben Hillman

WINDHAM — Big Ben Hillman kicks off the “Music On the Hill” annual July concert series, on July 7, at 7 p.m. All concerts are performed at the Windham Hill UCC Church, located at 140 Windham Center Road in Windham, each Saturday in July.      Big Ben’s first two “Music On the Hill” concerts were with his Jazz/Soul Trio; and last season he showcased his dynamic funk-soul-jazz-R&B quartet. But this year, Big Ben will solo on piano, keyboards and vocals.

Hillman is a prolific composer and performer, making a name for himself in the Boston-New York-Philly music scenes, as well as several international venues, including his recent four-month gig at the House of Blues and Jazz in Shanghai, China. Starting on drums at a young age, Big Ben later learned keyboards when he was inspired to write and arrange his own music. He began playing in local bands throughout his teens and early 20s. Graduating

with a music degree from the University of Massachusetts at Lowell, Hillman made a name for himself in Boston’s funk scene, playing with Blacksnake, The Boston Horns, saxophonist Sam Kininger and hip-hop artist D-Tension, to name a few. Hillman also has shared the stage with several hip-hop stars, as well as with rock legends Les Claypool and Jimmy Buffet. In 2000, Hillman formed the band, The Royal Family, which produced a minor dance hit, It Must Have Been the Music. He soon was mixing contemporary dance and hip-hop beats with the smooth melodies of soul music and the rich harmonies of jazz. With the original lineup of the group disbanding in 2003, Hillman transitioned again to freelance work. In 2006,

Hillman began writing material for a new solo venture. He now tours with a new lineup of allstar session musicians, known as The New Royal Family. His 2007 single, I’m Sorry, was accompanied by an award-winning music video. His second music video, “Look At Me,” was released in 2008. For more information about Hillman, his music, videos and pictures, and his full-length release, What’s My Name, visit Concert tickets may be purchased at the door — $12 for adults, $8 for seniors and children age 12 and under, $40 for series tickets, while children age five and under are free. For reservations, call 892-2154. For more information, call 8924217 or go to

It is no wonder that the Festival has been called “a hidden jewel in the woods of Maine.” This series includes something for all musical tastes: classical to modern, trios to small chamber orchestra, strings, piano, voice, woodwinds, and brass. Laurie Kennedy, whose hallmark as music director is variety, has sprinkled the additional spice of Jewish and Russian folk tunes here and there, and even a little ragtime, to make this season’s concerts truly celebratory. Kennedy has again gathered together brilliant musicians — principal players in orchestras from Maine to California, recording artists, and performers in festivals across the country and abroad. July 17. Program I. “Jerusalem Mix” The 40th season opens with works by Poulenc, Bolcom, Dorman, and Beethoven. Appropriately, the first work, Trio for Oboe, Bassoon and Piano by Poulenc was part of

the Festival’s inaugural season, featuring two of the founders, Homer and Judith Pence. Performers for this concert are oboist Theodore Baskin, bassoonist Janet Polk, and pianist Yuri Funahashi. “Let Evening Come” by William Bolcom is a contemporary setting of poems by Maya Angelou, Emily Dickinson and Jane Kenyon. It is scored for voice — Lisa Saffer, viola — Laurie Kennedy, and piano. Jerusalem Mix by Avner Dorman, is a portrait of Jerusalem, the quintessential city of contrasts — old vs. new, life vs. death, joy vs. melancholy. Beethoven’s Quintet in E-flat Major, Op. 16 for Piano and Winds, is Beethoven at his jolliest. A wonderful work! Overall, this is a joyous concert — not to be missed. July 24. Program II. “Café Music” Flutist Susan Rotholz, a favorite SLLMF artist, will be featured in Mozart’s Flute CELEBRATE, Page B

AQUARIUM + AVIARY is the topic of a workshop and showing by artist Jean Kigel this Friday, June 29 at 5 p.m. at the Denmark Arts Center.

Kigel shows at DAC

DENMARK — Come join the Denmark Arts Center on Friday, June 29 at 5 p.m. to welcome award-winning artist Jean Kigel. Kigel will transform the Denmark Arts Center’s main

hall into an oriental fish tank and birdcage with her show, “Aquarium + Aviary.” A Down East artist steeped in far-east traditions, Kigel applies Asian sumi-e and relief KIGEL, Page B


Fuel up for the at the

Bridgton Public Library’s BIG BEN HILLMAN opens the 15th Annual “Music On the Hill” July Concert Series on Saturday, July 7 at 7 p.m. at the Windham Hill UCC Church, located at 140 Windham Center Road.

Lake Region Community Theatre Presents

SPAGHETTI FEAST Tues., July 3rd 5–7 p.m. Stevens Brook Elementary School Bridgton

Deertrees Theatre Harrison, Maine

Fri. & Sat., June 22 & 23 • 7:30 p.m. • Sun., June 24 • 2:00 p.m. Fri. & Sat., June 29 & 30 • 7:30 p.m. • Sun., July 1 • 2:00 p.m. Tickets may be purchased at the following outlets: BRIDGTON Hayes True Value 204 Portland Road– 647-3342 Bridgton Public Library 1 Church Street • 647-2472 CASCO Casco Public Library 7 Leach Hill Road • 627-4541 FRYEBURG Papa’s Floral & Gifts 523 Main Street • 935-7700

HARRISON Harrison Public Library 4 Front Street • 583-2970 NAPLES Krainin Real Estate 974 Roosevelt Trail • 693-5000 Naples Public Library 940 Roosevelt Trail • 693-6841 NORWAY Books ‘n Things 430 Main Street • 739-6200

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MENU: Spaghetti with meat or meatless sauce, Italian Bread, Salad made with fresh, local greens, Homemade Desserts, Ice Cream, Lemonade, Sun Tea, and Green Mountain Coffee. High Chairs Available TICKETS (AT THE DOOR): $ 8 adults $4 children (3–10) Under 3 Free

Regional Sports

June 28, 2012, The Bridgton News, Page C

Laker all-star picks

Tripp named West’s ‘Player of the Year’ By Wayne E. Rivet Staff Writer FRYEBURG — Oftentimes, a player will have a defining moment when she joins the elite of her sport. For Fryeburg Academy’s Carla Tripp, it might be hard to name just one moment. In a season which saw the junior catcher from Lovell battle through sore shoulders — one may require surgery in the offseason — Tripp led the Raiders in hitting with a .356 average. While she collected 21 hits and scored 24 runs in the regular season, maybe her most memorable at bat will be a 21-pitch marathon against Greely’s ace Danielle Cimino in the Class B West Finals. After being down 0-2 in the count, Tripp fouled off a variety of pitches to earn a walk. Over her first two seasons, Tripp was best known around the league for her bunting prowess and speed. As a freshman, she had 21 hits, of which 19 were bunt singles. This spring, Tripp had third basemen guessing and ducking for their lives. She evolved into a multiple threat hitter, capable of lacing inside fastballs down the third base line for extra base hits or dropping wellplaced bunts for singles. Or, maybe another pivotal moment was when she reached base late in the game against Gray-New Gloucester and ultimately tied the game with a

head-first dive into home plate. It was, however, her huge “heart” as a player that left most around the park speechless. After reaching first on a bunt single, Tripp fell to a knee and vomited. Dehydrated, she consumed some water, stayed in the game and went on to steal second and third. When she started her dive toward home plate, she was a good several feet away from the dish. Yet, her athleticism carried her across the plate as she reached with her right hand to touch the backside of the dish before the Patriots’ catcher could make a tag. Maybe it was her arm that impressed opposing coaches as few teams dared to steal against Tripp. Or, maybe it was the number of times Tripp bailed out the Raider defense by picking runners caught leaning off their bases. Whatever the defining moment was, coaches around Class B West agreed that Carla Tripp was their overwhelming selection for “Player of the Year.” “When I found out I was ‘Player of the Year,’ I was shocked. I just love playing the game,” said Tripp. “No award can ever replace the feeling I get when I’m out there on the diamond with my team.” Fryeburg Academy Coach Fred Apt expected his junior catcher to be in the mix for the

Lake Region High School athletes to be named to spring AllConference squads were: Girls’ Tennis: Nele Haunschild, first team. Softball: Rachel Wandishin, first team; Kristina Morton, second team. Track & Field: Kayla Gray, All-Conference, Race Walker; Sydney Hancock, Honorable Mention, 300-meter hurdles; Sam Dole, Sydney Hancock, Hannah Perkins and Kelsey Winslow, Honorable Mention, 4x100 meter relay; Elizabeth Schreiber, Hannah Perkins, Sydney Hancock and Kelsey Winslow, Honorable Mention, 4x400 meter relay. Lacrosse: TJ Leach, Honorable Mention.

Raider top athletes

THE ENGINE THAT MAKES THE RAIDERS RUN — Junior Carla Tripp led Fryeburg Academy in hitting and runs scored. The FA catcher was named Class B West’s ‘Player of the Year’ by league coaches. (Rivet Photo) prestigious honor. “Carla brought so much to the team. She became a leader both by example and by verbal communication. She really came through as one of the team leaders when we needed it most,” Coach Apt said. “She

is one of those athletes who will sacrifice her body to be successful on the field, yet she understands not everyone plays that style and just asks that her teammates give what they have and enjoy the game.” TRIPP, Page C

Walker, Hunt named BA coaches Bridgton Academy has filled two head coaching vacancies with the hirings of Chad Walker and Jon Hunt. Chad Walker has been named the new head football coach at Bridgton Academy. Walker joins Bridgton Academy from Kenyon College in Ohio, where he worked as the offensive coordinator and offensive line coach for the Lords. Prior to Kenyon, Walker had worked on both sides of the ball with linebackers and tight ends, as well as the punt return unit for his alma mater, Lafayette College. A four-year varsity letter winner for Lafayette, Walker earned a bachelor of arts degree in Cultural Anthropology and Sociology. During his time at Lafayette, Walker was honored in numerous ways: Patriot League Academic Honor Roll, All Conference Patriot League (Football, 2005), All League by (2005), and selected to the East Coast Bowl (2005). Following his graduation from Lafayette, Walker first played professionally in NFL Italy as a player/coach, then went on to play in the European

Family, fun & fitness

John Porter loved spending time with his family more than anything and he loved sports. A local contractor and youth coach, Porter died unexpectedly in March at the age of 47. As a tribute to the late coach, Brian Crockett has started the John Porter Family Fitness Challenge — a full schedule of fitness events for the entire family to share. Events scheduled include: Ultimate Frisbee: A fun and exciting game for the whole family. Like soccer with a Frisbee. • Sunday, July 1 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at Plummer Field in Naples (American Legion, Route 11). • Tuesday, July 24 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Sebago Elementary School fields. • Thursday, Aug. 10 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Stevens FITNESS, Page C

Chad Walker New Head Football Coach

Jon Hunt New Head Lacrosse Coach

Federation of American Football in Sweden. Upon his return to the States, he coached at Randolph-Macon College in Virginia, working with the defensive line. “We are very excited to welcome Chad Walker to Bridgton Academy as our new head football coach,” said BA Headmaster Grady Vigneau. “He inherits a long and distinguished tradition of excellence fostered over the last 50 years by coaching legends Tom Austin, Lee Harriman, Tom McCabe and for

the last quarter century by Rick Marcella. Chad’s energy, experience, and college coaching network will significantly enhance the already strong reputation that BA football enjoys.” Vigneau added, “Chad fits the mold of each of his accomplished predecessors, bringing college coaching and recruiting experience to campus, along with a foundation of respect for academic rigor and achievement. His success as a starting college tight end for Lafayette College in the highly respect-

ed and academically rigorous Patriot League is a bonus of the highest degree for our aspiring college student-athletes.” “I’m honored and excited to be a part of the Bridgton Academy family, and am excited to lead the Wolverine football program in a new direction while continuing to build on the strong foundation that is already in place,” said Walker upon his appointment. Coach John Loose, defensive coordinator at Lafayette said of Walker, “Chad has knowledge of the college recruiting process that will really enable Bridgton student-athletes to achieve their goals of continuing their playing careers at the college level. He has tremendous knowledge on both sides of the ball, and has a great work ethic. He will do a great job in every way and will attract quality student athletes and help them understand what it takes to succeed at the next level, in the classroom, in the community, and on the field.” Upon his arrival to North Bridgton, Coach Walker will reside on campus with his fiancée, Victoria Hawk. Jon Hunt has been named


FRYEBURG — The following honors were presented to Fryeburg Academy spring athletes: Boys’ Tennis: Barrett Wilson, Most Improved Player; Kevin Yeh, Coaches’ Award. Girls’ Tennis: Maria Roca de Togores, Co-MVP; Louisa Glonner, Co-MVP. Boys’ Lacrosse: Jake Schrader, Coaches’ Award; Steven Caracciolo, Raider Award. Girls’ Lacrosse: Megan MacGillivray, Coaches’ Award; Brenna Gerchman, Raider Award. Softball: Maggie McConkey, Coaches’ Award; Carla Tripp, Most Valuable Player; Brie Pelkie, Raider Pride Award. Baseball: Ian MacFawn, Gary McClurg Pitching Award; Nate McCann, Coaches’ Award. Boys’ Track & Field: Silas Eastman, Iron Will Award; Eric Hannes, Up and Coming Award. Girls’ Track & Field: Corinn Bedell, Iron Will Award; Liz Gryzb, Up and Coming Award. Cliff Gray Baseball Award: Kyle Bonner. Western Maine Conference Softball Player of the Year: Carla Tripp. All Conference Selections Track: Liz Gryzb, Sage Hennessy, Corinn Bedell and Silas Eastman. Softball: Carla Tripp, Sarah Harriman and Maddie Pearson, first team; Maggie McConkey and Maddie Smith, second team. Baseball: Ian MacFawn, Honorable Mention. All State Selections Track: Silas Eastman and Corinn Bedell. All Academic Athletes Girls’ Tennis: Corinna Adams. Boys’ Tennis: Roger Laing and Johnny Zheng. Girls’ Lacrosse: Sylvia Brooks, Sophie Creegan, Ellie Jones, Megan MacGillvray, Liz McDermith, Andrea Ouellette and Brenna Gerchman. Boys’ Lacrosse: Jake Schrader and Milos Todosijevic. Softball: Abby Brown, Brie Pelkie and Maggie McConkey. Track: Meghan Costello, Laura Pulito and David Fulton. Baseball: Nate McCann. Three Star Jackets Recipients: Jon Burk, Zach Charette, Amber Dindorf, Devine Dockery, Zach Frank, Elizabeth Grzyb, Izzy Hodgman-Burns, Roger Laing, Nate McCann, Logan Pease-Daigle, Gabe Perry, Lionel Rutabayiro, Milos Todosijevic, Greg Sargent, Makayla Frost, Sullivan Briggs, Eric Hannes, Liam Fenton and Johnny Zheng.

Time to lace ’em up Bridgton: 4 on the Fourth

The 36th Annual Bridgton 4 on the Fourth Road Race will be held on Wednesday, July 3 at 8 a.m., beginning on Main Street, near Food City. Cost to register online is $15. At press time, 1,125 runnners had registered, and Race Director Jim Cossey excpected 475 or more campers to register by this weekend. Cossey expects the race field to reach over 1,900 by July 3. There are 2,100 race bibs available, so some remaining slots could be available on July 4. Online registration closes at midnight on July 2. Early race bib pick up will be held on Tuesday, July 3 from 4 to 6 p.m. at Bridgton Memorial School. The Bridgton 4 on the Fourth is a four-mile road race run from downtown Bridgton on scenic and somewhat hilly back roads, which loop back to downtown. The race attracts a growing and faithful group of runners from New England and many other states. In 2001, the race was named New England’s top race by New England Runner magazine. In 2010, the race was inducted into the Maine Running Hall of Fame. Bridgton Hospital President and CEO David Frum will be this year’s race honorary starter. Registration is available online at

Harrison: Run by the Lake 5K

SLAMMERS CAPTURE SOFTBALL TITLE — The Sebago Slammers U-12 Softball Team won the Lake Region championship beating both Casco and Bridgton, Thursday and Saturday respectively. Jackie Morse and Brooke Harriman, both pitching for Sebago, hit home runs in Saturday’s championship game to defeat Bridgton 17-5. Members of the Sebago Slammers include: Hannah and Danica Chadwick, Maraia Nason, Kelsey Wight, Darby Plourde, Maggie Luce, Dessi Touchette, Kyra Dubendris, Amari Dotson, Madison Cohoon, Sarah Stefaniak, and MVPs Jackie Morse and Brooke Harriman. The Sebago Slammers were coached by Maureen Harriman, assisted by Dave Chadwick. “Thank you to all the parents and fans who helped make this possible,” the coaches said. “And thank you to Coaches Brian Fox (Bridgton), Karen Wiles, Buzz Lorraine (Casco-Naples) and Corey Edwards (Harrison).”

Registrations are now being accepted for the 10th Annual Run by the Lake 5K in Harrison. The race begins at 20 Front Street, by the Grange Hall on Wednesday, July 11 at 7 p.m., rain or shine. Race day registration takes place from 5 to 6:45 p.m. at the Harrison Town Office. The fee is $13 by July 1 or $18 after July 1. Harrison residents receive $3 off the entry fee. Free race t-shirts will be presented to the first 100 pre-registered runners! The 5K course starting line is in front of the Antique Store by the Harrison Grange Hall, follows Route 117 around the end of Long Lake toward North Bridgton, continues along Route 117, turns left onto Brickyard Hill Road, continues on Brickyard Hill Road, bears right out to Route 117, takes an immediate left following Route 117 for a very short distance where runners will take another immediate left (loops around the Bridgton Academy Beach) and then follows the same route back into Harrison, right onto Lincoln Street just after the Village Tie-Up and Grange Hall and finishes at the Post Office. Proceeds from the race go toward year-round special activities for the kids! To register online, go to Town of Harrison website: under “Recreation,” “5K” and see link to www. To register by mail: entry forms can be found at the town office; local area stores and libraries or be printed from the above website. Please mail to: Town of Harrison, attention: Race Director, P.O. Box 300, Harrison, ME 04040 If you are unable to locate and/or print a registration form, race officials will be glad to mail one. Race directors are: Tammy


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Regional sports

Views of Peabody Pond from the summit of Bald Pate Mountain on June 8, 2012. (Photo by Allen Crabtree)

Freedom of Hills

“Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature’s peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop away from you like the leaves of autumn,” — John Muir, “Our National Parks,”1901. By Allen Crabtree Guest Writer Living in the Lake Region of Maine, we are very fortunate to have Bald Pate Mountain in our backyard to climb. Bald Pate Mountain is part of the land preserve acquired by the Loon Echo Land Trust in response to an outpouring of community support to protect the mountain from the threat of a television tower. Since the first 450 acres of land were purchased in 1996, additional land has been purchased or donated to the Land Trust to expand the preserve. Bald Pate Mountain tops out at only 1,150 feet and is not a high mountain. However, it is local and open to the public to

enjoy. It is a very popular climb for all ages and abilities with nearly seven miles of easy and moderate hikes. For only a very small expenditure of energy, hikers are rewarded with birds-eye views of Peabody Pond and Hancock Pond from the summit ledges. At the summit, there is a unique stand of pitch pine that has adapted to forest fires and the fragile soils on the ledges. For more information about the Bald Pate Mountain trails or its natural communities, contact the Loon Echo Land Trust at 647-4352 or visit their website at Bald Pate seems to be a popular name for a mountain. Our local Bald Pate Mountain is smaller and lesser known than a much larger namesake in western Oxford County near Bethel. This 3,812-foot Bald Pate Mountain was originally named Bear River Whitecap, has two distinct summits, and is traversed by the Appalachian Trail. There is also another, smaller Bald Pate

STANDISH — Saint Joseph’s College will offer a four-day waterfront lifeguard training course on July 3 and July 6-8 that is designed to teach the skills needed to prevent injuries, prepare for

and respond appropriately to drowning, injury, breathing and cardiac emergencies. This 28-hour training will instruct participants according to the newly released lifeguard program, CPR/AED for the

VIEW FROM HIGH ABOVE — Aerial view of Bald Pate Mountain and the cliffs. Mountain (958 feet) just southwest of North Waterford, and are probably others scattered around the state. The Denmark Mountain Hikers climb Bald Pate Mountain at least once a year as one of our easy hikes. The last time we did so was on June 8, 2012 in a three-mile loop that climbed to the summit via the Bob Chase Trail and returned to the trailhead using the South Face Loop Trail and the Moose Trail. Recent rains had made the latter two trails wet and muddy. It is also tick season so we acquired numerous hitchhikers from the tall grass on the trails. I was wearing shorts and collected seven wood ticks on my bare legs, and others in our group picked up several more — no harm done. Just another minor annoyance to be aware of while hiking in Maine.

located in South Bridgton. Difficulty: Easy Trail distance to the summit (one way): 0.8 mi Bob Chase Trail Hiking time to the summit (one way): 20 to 30 minutes Elevation: 1,150 feet Vertical gain: 280 feet Coordinates: 44 42 30 N 70 57 30 W Directions to the trailhead: From Bridgton go west on Route 117 toward Denmark, turn south on Route 107 toward Sebago. Just past the Five Fields Apple Orchard (pickyour-own in the fall), the main parking lot entrance to Bald Pate trailheads is on the left, just opposite Bear Trap Road. There is a kiosk and large trail map. Most Bald Pate trails start

(Photo by Wayne Peabody)

here, but the trailhead for the Micah Trail is located on the Moose Cove Road, a short drive farther south on Route 107. The Town Farm Brook Trail starts near Holt Pond off Fosterville Road. The trails: There is a network of 6.7 miles of trails on Bald Pate, all well marked and maintained. The most direct trail to the summit is the 0.8 Bob Chase Trail that leaves from the main parking lot. It is an easy climb with only a very moderate slope and good walking conditions, with a little ledge scrambling at the very summit. There are a number of return options from the summit, including the Bob Chase Scenic Loop (easy), and the

South Face Loop Trail (easy) that connects to the Moose Trail (easy) back to the parking lot, or to the Bob Chase Trail below the summit. A steeper descent on the Pate Trail (moderate, steep) over ledges and rocks will also connect with the South Face Loop Trail. What to bring: Good boots, rain or wind gear, touring poles, tick and mosquito repellant, sunglasses, water and snacks, personal first aid kit, matches, map, compass and cell phone. Let someone know your hiking plans before you leave! Next: The next hiking column will be about Mount Willard in Crawford Notch, N.H. For the next Denmark Mountain Hikers climb, check the Bridgton News community calendar.

Hike facts Bald Pate Mountain is

Lifeguard course at SJC

Professional Rescuer and First Aid. Qualifying participants will receive an American Red Cross Lifeguard Training, First Aid and CPR certification. The four-day course runs LIFEGUARD, Page C




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Chip shots from area fairways

Tripp: Player of Year

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new lacrosse coach at Bridgton Academy. Hunt joins Bridgton Academy from the University of New England, where he worked as the program’s head lacrosse coach since 2005. Prior to taking over the program at UNE, Hunt served as an assistant lacrosse coach, first at Quinnipiac University in Connecticut, and then at Colby College. A graduate of Plymouth State University in New Hampshire, Hunt holds a degree in Business Management.   He was named Plymouth State University Male Athlete of the Year in 2000. Hunt follows departing Head Lacrosse Coach Garrett Bamann ’00 into the leadership of a lacrosse program that has long been seen as one of the premier prep programs in the country. BA Headmaster Grady Vigneau conveyed his thoughts regarding Hunt saying, “Jon Hunt upholds the credibility and trust of Bridgton Academy lacrosse, perpetuating the quality of preparation and respect for the game built by legendary head coach, Mike Fuller and enhanced most recently by Garrett Bamann.  Jon’s knowledge of the game and teaching skills are outshined only by his network of college coaching connections and two-way trust and respect that characterize them. As a college head coach, Jon knows what college coaches need from their incoming student-athletes. As BA’s head coach, he will prepare our student-athletes with extraordinary insight, perception, and skill.” Hunt is looking forward to joining the BA family. “Bridgton Academy is truly a special place.  My family and I are very excited to be joining this community. It will be an honor to contribute to the growth of many Bridgton Wolverines and to help prepare them for their future endeavors,” he said. In addition to his coaching responsibilities at UNE, Hunt has been a committee member of the NCAA Men’s Lacrosse Rules Committee, a committee chairman of the Commonwealth Coast Conference Men’s Lacrosse, a rater for the NCAA Poll Committee, a conference representative for the NCAA Regional Leadership Conference, and the head coach for the NEILA East/West Senior All-Star Game. As the Bridgton lacrosse program has developed and grown over the years, it has enjoyed an impressive college place-

ment record, and has seen many alumni go on to play in the NCAA lacrosse tournaments. This past spring, 13 Bridgton alumni made it to the NCAA tournaments, a trend Hunt is excited to see continue and be part of. Jon, his wife Jessica, and their son, Samuel, will be living on campus.

Lifeguard course

(Continued from Page C) from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and participants must attend all four classes. All classes are held at the Harold Alfond Center on the Standish campus. To qualify for the course, participants must be: at least 15 years old by the end of class; able to swim 550 yards continuously demonstrating breath control and rhythmic breathing; able to swim 5 yards, submerge and retrieve three dive rings placed 5 yards apart in 4 to 7 feet of water, resurface and swim 5 yards to the side of the pool; be able to tread water for two minutes using only the legs. The cost of the course is $300 plus a $35 Red Cross fee. Please contact 893-6615 or e-mail for more information or to register.

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(Continued from Page C) Brook Elementary School in Bridgton. Family Kickball: This classic game for ages 10-100 (competitive and fun levels). • Thursday, June 28 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Stevens Brook Elementary School, Bridgton. • Thursday, July 5 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Stevens Brook Elementary School, Bridgton. • Sunday, July 8 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at Plummer Field, Naples (American Legion, Route 11). • Tuesday, July 10 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Sebago Elementary School Fields. • Sunday, July 15 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at Plummer Field, Naples (American Legion, Route 11). • Thursday, July 19 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Stevens Brook Elementary School, Bridgton. • Thursday, July 26 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Stevens Brook Elementary School, Bridgton. • Tuesday, July 31 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Sebago Elementary School Fields. • Sunday, Aug. 5 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at Plummer Field, Naples (American Legion, Route 11).

• Friday evenings at Lake Region Middle School on July 6, July 20 and Aug. 3. Family Dodgeball: Whenever we are at Stevens Brook (Thursdays) or Lake Region Middle School (Fridays), the dodgeballs may be present and games will happen…If you dare. Adult Dodgeball: The only adult only event. Friday evenings at Lake Region Middle School Gym on July 13, July 27 and Aug. 10. Group Hikes: Registered participants will be emailed where and when group hikes will be taking place. Get registered early to take advantage of the opportunity. Mostly Saturday mornings. Wrap-Up: Saturday, Aug. 11 from 10 a.m. to noon at Lake Region High School fields. Come and say goodbye, play Ultimate Frisbee, walk the track, final weigh in for the weight loss challenge, and maybe win some prizes. Call Brian Crockettt to register for one, some or all of these events or with any questions at 252-4010 or send him a message at briankcrockett@gmail. com

Bridgton Highlands Country Club In Scotch Foursome play, there were two winning teams with the exact same scores on every hole. Tied with a score of 38 were: Team 1: Bruce Elmer, Linda Munger, Yvonne Gluck and Kathy Blanchard. Team 2: Steve Munger, Larry Tuck, Pauline Elmer and Mary Ellen Taggart. Nearest the pin on Hole 2 was Steve Munger at 8-feet 6-inches. Pauline Elmer was closest on Hole 8 at 36-feet 5inches. In Ladies’ Day play, the tournament of the week was “Outreach.” This consisted of two-person teams. The winning GOLF, Page C

Take the Porter Fitness Challenge • Tuesday, Aug. 7 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Sebago Elementary School fields. Group Walks: It is always easier to get motivated to walk when you are walking with friends. Group walks be twice a week and will start at 6:30 p.m. and go until your heart’s desire (or 8 p.m., whichever comes first). Mondays, July 2, July 9, July 16, July 23, July 30 and Aug. 6 at the Causeway in Naples: Drop the kids off at the supervised playground area at the Naples Town Hall or bring them along on the two-mile loop with you. Wednesdays, July 11, July 18, July 25, Aug. 1 and Aug. 8 at the Lake Region High School track. Kids can play on the field as you walk the track or you may just decide to chase the little ones on the field. Either way, participants will be getting out and moving. Games for Younger Children: Bring the younger kids along on any of the Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday evening events and they will have fun playing supervised games that will

challenge them to keep active and have fun. Soccer: Ages 11 to 111 will compete at what is the number one sport in the rest of the world. • Thursday, July 12 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Stevens Brook Elementary School, Bridgton. • Sunday, July 22 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at Plummer Field, Naples (American Legion, Route 11). • Tuesday, July 24 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Sebago Elementary School fields. Family Softball: Bring the whole family (and your gloves) to the fields for softball (with a little wiffleball thrown in as needed). • Tuesday, July 17 from 6 to 8 p.m. a Sebago Elementary School fields. • Sunday, July 29 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at Plummer Field in Naples (American Legion, Route 11). • Tuesday, Aug. 2 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Sebago Elementary School fields. Family Basketball: Get the whole family to the gym for some hoops. From scrimmages, to competitions and more. Fun for everyone.


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Bridgton Hospital Benefit Tournament The 22nd Annual Bridgton Hospital Benefit Golf Tournament has been scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 5, at Bridgton Highlands Country Club. The tournament will feature at least four hole-in-one prizes in 2012, all are all-inclusive vacation trips, and the ever popular “Putt for Cash,” which is a $20,000 prize this year. There will be numerous prizes and a great silent auction.  The $85 all-inclusive fee includes 18 holes of golf, golf cart, golfer gift pack, continental breakfast, boxed lunch, and after-tournament awards reception. Applications for a limited number of available foursomes BEST PLAYER IN THE WEST — FA junior catcher Carla are now available by calling Tripp of Lovell was named the Class B West Player of the 647-6055 or e-mailing Pam Year. (Rivet Photo) Smith at


(Continued from Page C) Coach Apt sees Tripp as a complete player. “It is just so impressive to watch someone who is willing to do whatever the team needs from her,” he said. “She went from someone who used to bunt her way on to someone who can hit for power, bunt, slap and still steal bases.” As the Raiders’ lead-off hitter, Tripp felt she made a major jump in terms of being an offensive threat this season. “I’d have to say my biggest improvement was patience. Coach Apt showed me you can’t play sports, especially softball, without being patient with your team and yourself,” Tripp said. “I’d also have to say my batting improved a lot.” Because of her aggressive play, Tripp suffered a number of bumps and bruises along the way, as well as nursing a sore shoulder, which hurt her accuracy at times. Yet, she never missed a start or failed to complete a game. “My team kept me going. I didn’t want to let them down. They all worked so hard this year to get to where they are now and I’m glad I got to be a part of it,” she said. Like many teams, the Raiders had some holes to fill this spring after seeing five starters from the 20-0 state championship team graduate. While younger players rose to the challenge and faired well in their first varsity season, Coach Apt’s biggest concern was who would step forward to assume the leadership role. Tripp was one of three players to step to the plate and lead the young Raiders. “I realized I needed to be more vocal when we got down on ourselves in tight situations. It was more like we got tense or made a few more errors than we normally do. I told them (teammates) to relax and have fun because it is still just a high school sport to some players,” she said. “Like my coach always says, ‘You can’t control every ground ball or the umpire’s calls. You can only control yourself and what you do.’ I try to lead with an open mind because each player is different. Different things upset different people. They all have their own way of getting over it. I also like to try and lead with enthusiasm, but also being relaxed.” Tripp has a never quit attitude in everything she does on the softball field. She always runs at full tilt. She will dive or leap past a player to avoid being tagged out. She refused to let players get down when Gray-New Gloucester seemed on the verge of upsetting the Raiders in the Class B West semi-finals. Her enthusiasm provided a spark that propelled the Raiders to their fifth straight Class B West championship appearance. While other teammates donned dejected looks on their faces after losing the state championship game to Old Town, Tripp and teammate Maggie McConkey broke out into huge smiles as they raised the runner-up plaque for Raider fans to see. Win or lose, Carla Tripp simply loves the game of softball.

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Chip shots from area golf courses Time to lace’m up (Continued from Page C)

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Lovell: Old Home Days 5K

The 8th Annual Lovell Old Home Days 5K Run will be held on Saturday, July 21, 2012. Starting time is 9:45 a.m. and the runners kick-off the day’s activities as they race through the Village toward the Athletic Field. The first 100 registered runners will receive a commemorative t-shirt designed by a Fryeburg Academy art student. The top male and female finishers receive an award designed by Conway glassblower Nathan Macomber. Other prizes will be given to winners of various age groups. Poland Spring provides water for runners on the course and at the finish line where there will be plenty of refreshments and random prizes. Timing is provided by 5K Sports Race Management of Portland. Proceeds benefit the Lovell Recreation Department and the Old Home Days Parade. Be sure to bring the entire family to enjoy the parade and all the fun at the athletic field after the race, including the popular Lollipop Youth Race. Entry fee is still $13 until July 11 and $18 through race day. Runners may register online at or download an entry form at Contact Race Director Stan Tupaj at 925-1500 or

Sebago: Family Fun Walk/Run

The two-mile Family Fun Walk/Run is Saturday, July 21 at 8 a.m. A free toddler 50-yard dash kicks the day off at 7:55 a.m. The two-miler starts at 8 a.m. Entry fee is $8 per single entry, $30 for a family (four or more immediate family members with at least one parent). Pre-Registration: Mail registration form and entry fee to Event Organizers Marie and Jeff Cutting, 19 Mill Pond Circle, Sebago, ME 04029 or e-mail to or call 7873819. T-shirts to the first 75 to register. Registration on the day of the event: 7 to 7:45 a.m. at the start line located at the intersection of Routes 114 and 11 across from Sebago Elementary School. The two-mile course is an out-and-back on Route 11. Medals awarded in the following male and female categories: overall, 10 and under, 11-13, 14-17, 18-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60 and over.

Casco: Casco Days Country Run The 34rd Annual Casco Days Country Run will take place on Saturday, July 28, at 9:30 a.m. The race is sponsored by the Casco Fire Association. Pre-registration is strongly encouraged. Day of race registration will be accepted starting at 7:30 a.m. until 8:30 a.m. at the Casco Community Center on Route 121 in Casco Village. All contestants are required to check in at RACES, Page C

(Continued from Page C) duo with a low gross score of 46 went to Elaine Tinker and Yvonne Gluck. First low net winners were Vivian Howard and Kathy Terhune with a score of 31. Second low net went to Pauline Elmer and Carol Riley with a score of 34. Nearest the pin on Hole 8 was Janice Tuck at 11-feet 4inches. White Mountain Seniors

HARRISON — Harrison’s RADR Complex, located off Route 117, is hosting the 2012 Maine State 10-Under Cal Ripken Baseball tournament. The tournament begins Saturday, July 7 and concludes on Thursday, July 12. Here’s the double-elimination tourney breakdown: Saturday, July 7 10 a.m. Game 1 — Host Sebago-Long Lake vs. District 7. 12:30 p.m. Game 2 — District 2 vs. District 1. 3 p.m. Game 3 —District 4 vs. District 3. 6 p.m. Game 4 — District 5

Soccer camp

A Lake Region boys’ summer soccer camp, for players in grades 1 to 8, will be held every Sunday in July at the Lake Region High School soccer field, off Kansas Road. Times include: • Grades 1-3 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. • Grades 4-5 from 2:30 to 4 p.m. SOCCER, Page C

vs. District 6. Sunday, July 8 10 a.m. Game 5 — Winner of Game 1 vs. Winner of Game 2. 12:30 p.m. Game 6 — Winner of Game 3 vs. Winner of Game 4. 3 p.m. Game 7 — Loser of Game 1 vs. Loser of Game 2 6 p.m. Game 8 — Loser of Game 3 vs. Loser of Game 4.

Bridgton – Reduced! – Exquisite 3level ski-in/ski-out townhouse with all the bells and whistles, 2 bedrooms plus extra space in family room, open kitchen/living/dining, game room, 4 baths. Living and dining rooms have cathedral ceilings, fireplace. Only 2 units in this building! WOW!!.........$299,000.

Bridgton – TOUCH THE SKY from this turnkey carriage house situated on 10+ acres with panoramic mountain and lake views second to none. Great spot to build dream home on higher elevation a few yards away or enjoy as is. 2 bedrooms, 2 baths with lovely interior featuring stainless appliances, gleaming wood floors and large open kitchen/living area.................$359,000.

Bridgton – Bright and sunny oversized ranch with 3 bedrooms, open kitchen and dining room, stainless appliances, wood floors, master bedroom with bath, lovely 3-season sunroom, full basement with sauna, paved driveway, 2-car garage and more. Knights Hill amenities include water access and boat slip..................................$249,900.

Stoneham – Adorable seasonal cottage at water’s edge with 150 ft. private waterfront on Keewaydin Lake. Gradual sandy entrance with mountain and lake views........................$179,900.

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Wednesday, July 11 6 p.m. Game 13 — Loser of Game 11 vs. Winner of Game 12. Thursday, July 12 5 p.m. Game 14 — Winner of Game 11 vs. Winner of Game 13. 8 p.m. (if necessary) Game 15 — Winner of Game 14 vs. Loser of Game 14.

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BRIDGTON – 3-bedroom, 2-bath, 1998 cape on ±27 acres for Only $169,900. What a tremendous value with acreage! Full unfinished daylight basement, seasonal views of Pleasant Mtn. and Mt. Washington. 5 minutes to skiing. MLS #1042774

BRIDGTON – Photos do not do home justice! Glass to the ceiling. Brazilian cherry floors, open kitchen with granite countertops, stone fireplace in living room, separate 3-season room, separate over-the-water bunkhouse, sandy gradual entry, detached 3-bay garage. $795,000. MLS #1048659


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Harrison – Great Long Lake waterfront cottage with sandy beach for swimming and dock for boating. Spacious 2-story chalet offers open living/dining/kitchen area with slider to lakefront deck, new bath and master on 1st floor plus 3 bedrooms up. Good rental history!............... ..................................................$416,900.

Harrison – NAVIGATE YOUR FUTURE! Enjoy lakefront living at its best in this exceptional Long Lake East Shore chalet. Finely-crafted Post & Beam with 204 ft. water frontage, open concept living, brick fireplace, cathedral ceiling and wraparound deck for entertaining. 3 bedrooms, 3 baths, family room in walkout basement, 1.6-acre lot. Sensational Sunsets, too!.......$599,000.

• LAND • Bridgton Large 142-acre parcel off Hio Ridge Road, close to Shawnee Peak. Nice views, development potential.............. ...............................................$225,000. Harrison Over 30 acres with 700 ft. road frontage. When cleared, should have beautiful mountain views. Land abuts Skyview Estates.....................$70,000. Harrison Three great affordable home sites to build that first home or retirement home in small subdivision. Site was previously cleared, surveyed, soils tested and power is in at street. Protective covenants. 1.95 acres at $27,900, 1.45 acres at $24,900, and 2.42 acres at $29,900. Harrison Beautiful 8-acre lot with stunning views of Mt. Washington, Shawnee Peak and more in quality subdivision with paved road.......................$75,000.

Monday, July 9 5 p.m. Game 9 — Loser of Game 6 vs. Winner of Game 7. 8 p.m. Game 10 — Loser of Game 5 vs. Winner of Game 8. Tuesday, July 10 5 p.m. Game 11 — Winner of Game 5 vs. Winner of Game 6. 8 p.m. Game 12 — Winner of Game 9 vs. Winner of Game 10.

STANDISH – SEBAGO LAKE – ±50 ft. of gradual entry, sandy frontage comes with this 2-bedroom home with finished basement and family room, with a detached 2-car garage with finished basement to 1-bedroom with bath and living room made into a cute guest cottage. Separate storage building. $474,900 MLS #1054936

NAPLES – Excellent Value! Sebago Lakes Region amenities from your backyard — ATV/ snowmobile, fish, ski, hike. Immaculate updated 2-bedroom, 2-bath Ranch on beautiful landscaped lot. Modern kitchen, master suite with fireplace, living room with brick hearth, family room, 2 garages, bunkhouse. $152,900. MLS #1012414


Bridgton – GARDEN LOVERS will adore this lovely country getaway only 1 mile from town! Mature maples line the driveway of this 2-bedroom, 2-bath spacious ranch built to enjoy greenery even in the middle of winter. Home boasts large sunroom with cathedral ceilings, wood and tile floors, living room with brick fireplace and attached 2-car garage............................$189,000.

Kilborn 8, Bill Bisset 8, Fred Seger 6, Bob Bechtold 6, Everett Kennedy 5, Cy Hunter 5 and Barry Smith 5. Birds: Larry Schieman on 2, Cy Hunter on 5 and 15, Dan Paquette on 7, Rodney Allen on 9, Len Carsley on 9 and Chris Wonson (an eagle) on 11. Closest to the pin was Larry Schieman at 1-foot 11-inches. Longest putt was turned in by Joe Balducci at 9-feet. Up next: Waumbek.



West Baldwin – Nicely-maintained mobile with 360 sq. ft. living room addition, all on a slab and block foundation. It comes with 3 bedrooms, 1 and 1/2 baths and laundry. Nice, level 1.5-acre lot. Within last 5 years improvements: New kitchen, bath, windows, furnace, roof shingles and patio..............$99,900.

second place. Third place with a Plus 9 Plus 12 went to Cy Hunter, Bob Weiss (Oakdale), Ken Jeffrey (Prov. Lake) and Chuck Patterson (Colebrook). Fourth place with a Plus 9 Plus 11 went to Barry Smith (Bridgton Highlands), Dave Johnson (Prov. Lake), Jim Layne (Indian Mound) and Judie Paquette (Indian Mound). Plus Points: Chris Wonson 11, Rodney Allen 10, Art

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In play last Friday at Point Sebago in Casco, the team of John Ward, Chris Wonson (Prov. Lake), Jerry Chaisson (Indian Mound) and Phil Gabardi (Bridgton Highlands) took first place with a Plus 9 Plus 18. With a Plus 9 and Plus 13, the team of Joe Balducci (Oakdale), Bob Bechtold (North Conway), Randy Pillsbury (Waukewan) and Phil Gabardi (draw, Bridgton Highlands) captured

NAPLES – MUST SEE – GREAT VALUE! Enjoy all that the Sebago Lakes Region has to offer from your backyard! Includes well-maintained, year round home with open floor plan and fireplace, guest cottage, 2-car garage and deeded access to Sebago Pines Assoc. amenities. $239,500. MLS #1022929

BRIDGTON – Beautiful views of Mt. Washington and Shawnee Peak from this incredible 3-bedroom, 2.5-bath Contemporary with oversized 2car garage. Features include: Brazilian Tiger wood floors, Hickory cabinets, granite counters, stainless appliances, large deck with hot tub, central air. $274,900. MLS #1010802


NAPLES – Wonderful 3-bedroom, 2-bath contemporary Ranch located n desirable subdivision. Private, well-landscaped lot with large deck. Features great layout: open dining/kitchen/ family room, laundry/mudroom, living room, master bedroom with bath. 2-car direct-entry garage. Close to Naples Village and convenient commute. $164,500. MLS #1037093


NAPLES – Exceptional Value! Beautiful “Contemporary” home with views of the water and deeded access to waterfront community (includes boat slip/dock). This is a “MUST SEE.” $284,950. MLS #1048728

West Paris – Attractive raised ranch with in-law apartment OR home-based business! Use your imagination. Full finished walkout basement. 4 bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths, lovely landscaped yard with multiple fruit trees, paved driveway and 2-car garage....$179,900.


NAPLES – Must See! Immaculate, well-built 3bedroom, 2-bath ranch with great floor plan, only 8 years young. 3-season porch, farmer's porch, large master bath with garden tub. Beautiful country setting yet close to town beach (3-minute drive), library, Naples Causeway, shopping and bank. $189,900. MLS #1055006

CED REDU E C I R P NAPLES – DEEDED WATER RIGHTS TO BRANDY POND WITH BOATING ACCESS TO LONG AND SEBAGO LAKES. 3-minute walk to dock on quiet dead-end road. This 3-bedroom year round home is full of country charm. Hardwood floors. No assoc. fees (town-plowed road). Sunny lot. Must see! $159,000. MLS #1050549


NEW Bridgton – Reduced! – One-of-a-kind 1933 cottage setting at top of Long Lake with breathtaking views, boathouse underneath. Many original features. 3 bedrooms, open kitchen/living area. Screened porch on water, HUGE dock and grassy lawn in charming location..........$480,000.

NAPLES – Privacy and ±140 ft. of gradual sandy frontage, with ±3.31 acres and a 3-bedroom, 1-bath ranch with covered deck, with partially-finished full basement. Only $599,900. MLS #1055821

CASCO – 3-bedroom, 2-bath, hardwood floors, 2-car garage with full basement. Large flat yard off Rt. 121 toward Raymond. Has 2 indoor oil tanks so you can fill them when oil is cheaper! Nice neighborhood. $187,000. MLS #1049717


NAPLES – Freshly-painted inside and out, this old New Englander has many updates, but retains its charm. Newly-shingled roof, newer septic, well, electrical and furnace. Small but cozy. Nice open lot in a rural, quiet area, yet close to Rt. 302. Priced to sell. $89,000. MLS #1033968

NG ISTI L W NE ROXBURY – Welcome home! Spacious raised ranch on 22 acres offers a private country setting and pastoral views. Open concept living/dining/ kitchen, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, family room. Large barn with 2-bay garage — livestock or storage for your equipment or toys (ATV/snowmobile trail minutes from home). $199,999. MLS #1058914

LAND LISTINGS HARRISON – Build your lakefront dream home on this lovely 3.5-acre lot with ±526 ft. of frontage on the east shore of Long Lake. Driveway roughed in. Electricity at road. Older growth hemlocks sway in the breeze. 35 miles of boating from your dock. Easy access, very private. $350,000. MLS #1009776 RAYMOND – This “Top of the Hill” building lot in desirable Tarkiln Hill Estates offers elevated views of Sebago Lake and Raymond Cape, partial views of Panther Pond, and Mt. Washington and sunsets! Soil tested. Underground electricity is in. $129,000. MLS #1048055 BRIDGTON – Great opportunity to own your piece of Maine. Build your dream vacation home or “Home Sweet Home.” Minutes to downtown TING Bridgton amenities, L public launches ISbeach/boat W and the NskiEarea — something to do all year long. Driveway installed, soil test done and septic design available. $33,750. MLS #1057236

SEBAGO LAKE WATERFRONT – Enjoy this quiet setting with beautiful sunsets! Gently-sloping lot on Sokokis Rd., which is nicely set E off of LUback VA Rte. 114. Just a short drive to Portland, skiing, T A E GRand restaurants. Over 40 miles of golfing, hiking boating on Sebago, Long Lake and Brandy Pond. Seller would allow septic to be installed on his lot across the road to insure plenty of room to construct your home. Just $185,000. MLS #1053305 BRIDGTON – 1-acre lot with ROW access to Long Lake! Tie up your boat on your own end dock shared with one other homeowner CED (ask DU E for dock layout plan). Cook out on the beach R E C shared dock, enjoy beach RIthe area, setPon games or jump into the water off your own dock. $99,900. MLS #1043794


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Safety courses

This week’s puzzle

theme: Independence Day


Fryeburg Fish and Game will be offering a bow hunter safety class and a hunter safety class. Bow Hunter Safety Class will be held on Aug. 3 from 6 to 9 p.m. and on Aug. 11 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. This is a home study class and attendance on both dates is required. The program will be held at the Brownfield Community Center. It will be limited to 20 students. Hunter Safety Class will be held on Sept. 7, from 6 to 9 p.m. and on Sept. 15 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. This is a home study class and attendance on both dates is required. The program will be held at the Brownfield Community Center. It is limited to 20 students. Contact Jim Holt at 935-2625 to register or for more information.

69. H1N1, e.g. 70. Two in eighteen 71. Orange part 72. “___ the season” 73. Tent anchor

1. *#34 Down did this 6. Pre-1947 British rule over India 9. *George Washington chopped one down as a lad 13. *Popular feeling 14. Australian bird 15. _____ two shoes 16. Without illumination 17. Greed or sloth, e.g. 18. “April showers bring May flowers,” e.g. 19. *British soldier 21. *Pre-Independence Day “state” 23. Used for soaking 24. “Dirty Jobs” host 25. NHL’s rival, 19721979 28. Deceptive maneuver 30. Lay to rest 35. Abrupt stop 37. 18-wheeler 39. Eagle’s nest 40. Not active 41. Deteriorate 43. Colloquial “aren’t” 44. Ivan and Nicholas, e.g. 46. Pi times square of radius 47. Short spaces of time 48. Type of food 50. John Galsworthy’s Forsyte story 52. Grazing land 53. Effected by the moon 55. Member of the Benevolent Order 57. *”Born on the Fourth of July” star 60. Three-tiered Roman galley 64. Gain knowledge 65. Follows soh 67. Death _____ in “Harry Potter” 68. Tapestry

DOWN 1. Rider’s prod 2. European sea eagle 3. Like old West 4. *Declaration of Independence, e.g. 5. Roundabout road 6. None of this for the weary 7. Friend from Provence 8. Snowbird 9. Type of list 10. Multicolored horse 11. Jumpy 12. Cyclops had one 15. Major source of lead 20. Bullying, e.g. 22. Be obliged to pay 24. Deep regret 25. *Between red and blue 26. Shakespeare: “Thou call’st me dog before thou _____ a cause...” 27. Islam’s Supreme Being 29. “Will be,” according to Day 31. *East India Company ware, pl. 32. Bay window 33. Kind of pie 34. *_____ Ross 36. Type of seabird 38. Often symbolized by light bulb 42. Like a beaver 45. Form of civil disobedience, pl. 49. Post-Soviet Union union 51. *”Independence Day” invaders 54. Blue and white pottery style

Summer soccer

(Continued from Page C) • Grades 6-8 from 4 to 6 p.m. The camp will be held on July 1, July 8, July 15, July 22 and July 29. The camp is directed by new LRHS varsity boys’ soccer Coach Michael Chaine, a 1990 LR graduate, along with Laker soccer players. The focus will be: development of skills and team play; promote mentorship between older and younger generations of Lake Region soccer players; and provide a fun, positive learning environment for all skill levels. The cost is $40 per student, which includes a t-shirt and snacks on camp days. Registration will be held this Sunday, July 1 at 11 a.m. and continue through the day. Make checks payable to: Lake Region High School Soccer. For more information, contact Coach Chaine at

Skating at BIA

The Bridgton Ice Arena in North Bridgton will offer public skating: Saturday, June 30 from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m.; Sunday, July 1 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.; Sunday, July 1, sticks and pucks from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.; Tuesday, July 3 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.; and Thursday, July 5 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Prices: $4 for adults, $3 for students in Grades 1-12, $2 for children ages 5 and younger, $2 for seniors ages 62 and older, $5 for sticks and pucks, and $4 for rentals. Bridgton residents skate at no charge (possess proof of residency). For more information regarding adult leagues, learn to skate, scheduling and other programs, contact Rink Manager Steve Ryan at 647-7637. The arena is located on the Bridgton Academy campus.Conflicts do arise on occasion, so call ahead to confirm at 647-3322, ext. 1310.

56. Brightly colored snake of southeastern Asia 57. Wrap up in cerecloth 58. One in a million 59. Russian mountain range 60. Therefore 61. Highest volcano in Europe 62. Like those who will inherit earth 63. Gaelic 64. Once around 66. He stung like a bee?

Game Solutions on Page 6C




July 1 • 12:30 – 3:00 p.m.

“Harts of the Lakes Region” “Honest, intelligent effort is always rewarded.” Please call 207.807.5936 for assistance or e-mail to

Great Sebago Cove lot location sited between the marina and 2 beaches for this cute, clean 2-bdrm., 1-bath updated year round home. Private back yard, garden, deck. Very nice screenedin porch facing the cove, with elevated water views. MLS #1053556 $159,000. Directions: From Naples Causeway South on Rt. 114 to right on Trickey Pond Rd., immediate left onto Gore Rd. (gravel). Bear left at Harbor Shores sign to property on right. 61 Harbor Rd., Naples

198 steps to the sandiest beach on Sebago Cove! 4-bdrm., 1-bath, furnished, year round cottage. Updated kitchen, 4-season full-width porch for extra comfortable living area. Owners say the wood stove works great! Good rental potential. Seasonal water views!! MLS #1053129 $189,000. Directions: From Naples Causeway turn on Lakehouse Rd. across from Sandy’s Flight Deck Restaurant. Turn left on Gore Rd., right on Shaw Hill to assoc. beach, turn left to property on left. 152 Beach Rd., Naples

892-1600 (office) 778 Roosevelt Trail, Windham, Maine 04062 Each Office Is Independently Owned & Operated.

Rare lot location, convenient to all town amenities within walking distance and an outstanding at-the-water, lakeside feel! Nicely updated 3-bdrm. (newer 2bedroom septic), tile floor kitchen, hardwood floors throughout, fireplace. Super gradual sandy entry!! MLS #1054825 $399,000. Directions: From downtown Harrison next to parking lot of Olde Mill Tavern Restaurant, head up Mill St. to property on left. 124 Mill St., Harrison

Prime location! 8-room, 4-bdrm. New Englander/Cape in the heart of Harrison Village. Nestled on Smith St. between Crystal and Long Lakes, makes for an easy stroll to beaches, marinas, restaurants. 5 minutes to Bridgton and only 12 miles to Shawnee Peak skiing! MLS #1056621 $249,000. Directions: Rt. 117 from Rt. 302 West in Bridgton (go straight through light at Food City), 5 miles to Harrison, around the end of Long Lake past marinas, and next right after the Olde Mill Tavern. 17 Smith St., Harrison

The “Harts of the Lakes Region” invite you to check out these outstanding properties… and pick one out! Call Jerry and Gwen Hart at 207-807-5936!



BRIDGTON – Lovely home, many updates. 5 bedrooms and 2 baths provide an amazing amount of space. This home has a renovated barn and “in-law” space with much potential. All new wiring, septic, and more. Currently being used as home and art studio. Convenient location. Beautiful perennial gardens. $169,900.

WATERFORD – Lovely antique farmhouse nestled on eighteen acres of rolling fields and woods. Mountain views on this 1800s estate. Features nine rooms, two baths. Formal dining room with hidden rooms used by early settlers, music room, front parlor! Attached two-story ell, separate carriage barn. $229,900.


3+ ACRES $85,000

BRIDGTON – Excellent condition! Upscale interior in this like-new home. Beautiful landscaping. 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths, all on one floor. Formal living room with gas fireplace. Hardwood floors, tile. Kitchen has all brand new appliances. Attached 2car garage. $189,000.

SEBAGO – Home built in 2001. 3.67 acres. Can be lived in right now, needs finishing. 1 bedroom is finished, 2 others on 2nd floor need finishing. They have sheet rock. 2 baths, need finishing. Radiant heat. Approx. 1/2 mile to Peabody Pond boat launch area. $85,000.



BRIDGTON – Like-new one-floor living! Built in 2005, three bedrooms, living room, open concept kitchen and dining area. Master bedroom has its own bath with walk-in shower. Second bath with tub/shower. Back deck, walkout basement. Corner lot with nice landscaping. $168,900.

This perfectly meticulous, turnkey business opportunity is available in the Lakes Region. 19-hole mini golf course operating since 1980. 2.7-acre property offers owners' living quarters, rental apartment and lake access with sandy beach and boat dock on Brandy Pond. MLS# 1057402 & 1057407


BRIDGTON – Wonderful home in a 4-season community. Beach rights, tennis court, swimming pool, a must see home. Lots of room for family and friends. You will enjoy all of the many amenities this home offers, large kitchen, dining area, living room, and 3-season porch. $189,900.

Owner Financing Available Lease with Option Availabe Offered by

Lake Region Properties, LLC (207) 583-4211



Nancy Hanson

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BRIDGTON – Prime location for home or commercial. 6.77 acres. 2-story home with sunroom, bonus room, living room, kitchen/dining area, 2 bedrooms and 1 bath. Oversized 2-car garage. Mountain views! Open, sunny location. Around the corner from Shawnee Peak and Moose Pond. $99,000.


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BRIDGTON – Wonderful in-town home with many recent updates, new kitchen, new bathroom, newly-sanded hardwood floors, recently-painted, move right in. This home also has a wonderful yard. All of this, along with an attached 2-car garage! $134,900.

School news

Page C, The Bridgton News, June 28, 2012

LR Class of 2012 awards Lake Region High School presented the following end of the school year awards to the Class of 2012: Honor Awards Honors, Gold Cord: Jesse Bell, Colin Bridge-Koenigsberg, Theresa Butler, Allison Clark, Samantha Cormier, Monica Couvillion, Alyssa Curtis, Samantha Dole, Tonner Hann, Caitlin Harden, Nele Haunschild, Patrick Hayes, Heidi Jewett, Boontarika Kittiwirayanon, Dillon Knudsen, Christina Kuvaja, Timothy Leach, Chelcie Murch, Momoka Nakamura, Lindsay Nason, Mikayla Pelletier, Shelby Rider, Alice Sanborn, Maria Sandoval, Alrajhi Sappari, Mariah Sloat, Clay Stevens, Wesley Sulloway, Shannon VanLoan, Rowan Wallace, Victoria Waugh and Kelsey Wilcox. High Honors, Double Gold Cords: Emily Bartlett, Julia Berbel, Jonathan Fox, Jessie Gray, Mostafa Hassan, Kathryn Merrill, Omran Nawfal, Bryanna Plummer, Ryan Skillern, Rachel Wandishin and Stephanie Winslow. Honor Essayist: Rachel Wandishin. Salutatorian: Emily Bartlett.

Valedictorian: Bryanna Plummer. Maine Principals’ Association Award: Bryanna Plummer. Daughters of the American Revolution Award: Emily Bartlett. Western Maine Conference Citizenship Award: Emily Bartlett and Ryan Skillern. Senator George J. Mitchell Scholarship: Theresa Butler. Melmac Richard W. Tyler Principal’s Scholarship: Shelby Rider. Kendal C. and Anna Ham Charitable Foundation Scholarship: Jessie Gray. Academic Awards Art: Samantha Lamontagne, excellence in visual art; Tonner Hann, outstanding achievement in visual art. Choral Music: Rowan Wallace, excellence in Show Choir; Momoka Nakamura, excellence in Concert Choir. Dance: Michaela Rullo, excellence in dance; Jessica Johnston, outstanding effort in dance. Instrumental Music: Rowan Wallace, excellence in Instrumental Music; Shannon Oliver, excellence in Instrumental Music.

Technical Education: Dillon Knudsen, excellence in Technical Education. English: Emily Bartlett, excellence in English; Jessica Johnston, outstanding progress in English; Jonathan Fox, outstanding effort in English. Math: Boontarkia Kittiwirayanon, excellence in Math; Julia Berbel, outstanding progress in Math; Ashley Thibodeau, outstanding effort in Math. Science: Bryanna Plummer, the Eugene Whitney Science Award and excellence inn AP Anatomy & Physiology; Emily Bartlett, excellence in Forensic Science; Anthony Attianese, most effort in Physics. Social Studies: Emily Bartlett, Golden Globe Award; Bryanna Plummer, excellence in Social Studies; Kathryn Merrill, most effort in Social Studies; Lucas Small, most improved in Social Studies. World Languages: Caitlin Harden, excellence in French; Lindsay Nason, excellence in Latin; Bryanna Plummer, excellence in Spanish; Rowan Wallace, FLAME World Language. Band: Merissa Hill, CLASS, Page C

Upcoming area road races (Continued from Page C) registration prior to the start of the race even if they are preregistered. The first 250 pre-registrants will receive a Casco Days Road Race t-shirt. Please note that you must register before July 23 in order to receive a t-shirt. Awards are given to the top two female and male race winners and all category winners and runners-up:13 and under, 14-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 5059, 60-plus. Camp Categories (only area campers are eligible): 13 and under, 14-16.

Entry donation to the Casco Fire Association: $15 before July 23 and $20 after July 23 through race day. Registration forms at

Bridgton: Loon Echo Trek For a reduced rate, enter the Loon Echo Land Trust Trek by July 1. The annual Trek is slated for Saturday, Sept. 15 at Shawnee Peak. This popular annual benefit for Loon Echo Land Trust attracts hundreds of people from across New England and beyond offers something for everyone. Choose between a 25, 50 or 100 mile bicycle trek through

breathtaking farm fields, lakes and mountains or enjoy a six mile hike across the ridge of Pleasant Mountain with gourmet rest stops. New this year will be monthly training rides held at 8 a.m. on the first Sunday of each month. These rides will take you along various routes, which tour Loon Echo preserves and promise to be beautiful while offering excellent training. Visit www.loonechotrek. org for more information Loon Echo Land Trust protects over 4,000 acres of land in the northern Sebago Lake region. Registration is now open.

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Coldwell Banker Lakes Region Properties “At the Lights” on Rte. 302, Naples, Maine


Bridgton – Commercial Opportunity – One unit left, located across from Renys on Main Street, Bridgton. Great location to grow your business. $179,500. Ray Austin 232-0500 (MLS 1012494)


Bridgton – A quiet condo community located on Long Lake. 1600 ft. on the lake with gorgeous sandy beach. 3+ bedrooms, 4 baths, fireplace, deck and much more! $385,000. Nancy Hanson 838-8301 (MLS 1039293)




4-season home.75’ from water on flat lot. 4 bedrooms, 3 baths, guest cabin, 2-story barn/garage, screen porch and open porch overlooking lake. Large boat dock. $649,000. Brokers Welcome. Call for details, Bob at 781-789-4110.

Bridgton – Comfortable 3-bedroom, 2-bath Ranch on 5+ private and welllandscaped acres. Sunroom and garage. Close to Naples. Very clean. $215,000. Bob Blake 693-7277 (MLS 1041183)



Bridgton – Peaceful setting overlooking Woods Pond. 4-bedroom, 2.5-bath Bungalow with deeded shared ROW and dock. Walk to public beach and short drive to golf, ski and shop. $154,300. Lauri Shane Kinser 310-3565 (MLS 1058830





Bridgton – Spacious 4+ bedroom, 3bath, light-filled “green home” on ± 12.5 acres with boat slip and common area on Moose Pond. This home will take your breath away! $599,900. Jocelyn O’Rourke-Shane 838-5555 (MLS 1057894)

Bridgton – Own your own piece of heaven! Cozy and comfortable cedar log home, privately set on ±3.5 acres. Open concept living and farmer’s porch. $159,900. Barbara Zeller 603-548-5643 (MLS 1058773)





Bridgton – One-of-a-kind opportunity to own a Maine Cottage on a pristine pond with 125 ft. shared sandy beach. Quiet, rural location, yet close to Bridgton and Naples. $115,000. Ray Austin 232-0500 (MLS 1058537)

Bridgton – Unique waterfront offering on Moose Pond. Property has land on both sides of the road. Small cabin with electricity and 145 ft. of waterfront. $285,000. Ray Austin 232-0500 (MLS 1058770)

Bridgton – Live near town. Spacious home on level lot with detached 2-car garage. $149,900. Russ Sweet 693-7281 (MLS 1023297)


D PRIC REDUCE Denmark – Peaceful and serene 3bedroom, 2-bath home on pretty Long Pond. This home is nestled in the woods with 150 ft. of waterfront and mountain views. $299,000. Jocelyn O’Rourke-Shane 838-5555 (MLS 1051846)

Harrison – Great summer property! Large home with lots of room, 4+ bedrooms and in-law apt. Level beach area on Cape Monday Cove with own docks and attached garage. $459,000. Lauri Shane Kinser, 310-3565 (MLS 1043792)

Harrison – Lovingly-maintained Country Victorian on ±18 acres. Perennial gardens, rolling fields, barn, sugar house and potting shed. Nature lovers and gardeners take note! $465,000. Nancy Hanson 838-8301 (MLS 1055342) #0275-8147

Naples – ±1560 sq. ft. commerciallyzoned building is located in a high traffic spot on Rte. 302. Well-built building, paved parking lot and porch. $275,000. Nancy Hanson 838-8301 (MLS 1049419)


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Harrison – Great Summit Hill farmhouse. 14 acres, views. “Lodge” has massive stone fireplace. Too much to list. This is a must see! $249,000. J.R. McGinnis 693-7272 (MLS 1028814)


Outside Maine

Naples – Waterfront home on Sebago Cove. Custom-built with hardwood floors, cherry cabinets, walkout basement, own dock. 100’ frontage. $389,000. Wendy Gallant 615-9398 (MLS 1051366)


Naples – Conveniently located 3-bedroom, 3-bath home with 4-season sunroom and deck with hot tub to enjoy lake views! Great assoc. beach and boat slip on Brandy Pond. $339,000. Nancy Hanson 838-8301 (MLS 1041218)



Naples – Very private setting. Excellent expansion potential with daylight walkout basement. Plumbed for second bath. $149,900. Russ Sweet 939-2938 (MLS 1058769)

Naples – Rare offering! ±103 acres with ±521 ft. on beautiful Long Lake! Large farmhouse with some fields and woods. So many possibilities. $699,900. Jocelyn O’Rourke-Shane 838-5555 (MLS 1038947)

Otisfield – Wonderful Mt. Washington views and privacy on over 8 acres with this newer Ranch. $224,900. Russ Sweet 939-2938 (MLS 1052542)

Oxford – Possible Owner Financing. Water on both sides, frontage on 2 ponds. Really cute primitive cabin with large porch. Good expansion possibilities. Peaceful and quiet location. $129,800. Sally Goodwill 232-6902 (MLS 1057469) #0124-2231

Naples – This custom-crafted 7000 sq. ft. home is perfect for entertaining. Thoughtfully-positioned on the East Shore of Long Lake with views from every window! $1,695,000. Nancy Hanson 838-8301 (MLS 1046958)



Raymond – The best of both worlds! Oversized custom-built Cape with full walkout basement and 110 ft. shared waterfront on Sebago Lake! $300,000. Barbara Zeller 603-548-5643 (MLS 1058781)


Waterford – General Store with 2bedroom apt. on 2nd floor. Great investment opportunity. New well, roof, heating. Shown by appointment only. $91,500. Wendy Gallant 615-9398 (MLS 1022989)

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LAND • LAND • LAND Bridgton – Very pretty lot close to Shawnee Peak, area golfing and lovely lakes. Lot has stone walls and small pond. $19,900. Nancy Hanson, 838-8301. (MLS 982129) Casco – ±4.9-acre lot in a quiet neighborhood of nice homes. Possible views of Sebago Lake! $49,900. Nancy Hanson, 8388301. (MLS 1045252) Naples – Great, level building lot. 2.15 acres, trees and close to the lake. Private. A great spot for your new home in the Lake Region. $27,500. J.R. McGinnis, 693-7272. (MLS 923936)

Naples – Motivated Sellers! Perfect location on Cessna Way to build your new home. Seven lots available, just a short distance from Naples Causeway. Starting at $16,900. Lauri Shane Kinser, 310-3565. (MLS 1045161) Naples – Spectacular development in Naples, with a paved street and restrictive covenants to protect your investment. Build packages available. $39,900. Jocelyn O’Rourke-Shane, 838-5555. (MLS 1028972)

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School news

June 28, 2012, The Bridgton News, Page C

LR Class of 2012

LRHS honor roll

Lake Region High School Principal Ted Finn has announced the honor roll for the third trimester. Grade 12 High Honors: Jonathan Fox, Kathryn Merrill, Rachel Wandishin and Stephanie Winslow. Honors: Julia Berbel, Samantha Cormier, Forrest Grant, Jessie Gray, Tonner Hann, Merrissa Hill, Timothy Leach, Damian McKeil, Chelcie Murch, Momoka Nakamura, Omran Nawfal, Alice Sanborn, Kamen Scott, Mariah Sloat, Rowan Wallace, Victoria Waugh and Kelsey Wilcox. Merit Recognition: Emily Bartlett, Theresa Butler, Allison Clark, Alyssa Curtis, Jacob Fleck, Caitlin Harden, Mostafa Hassan, Jessica Johnston, Lindsay Nason, Galina Niemy, Alrajhi Sappari, Andrew Shaw, Ryan Skillern, Ethan Strain and Wesley Sulloway. Grade 11 High Honors: Savannah DeVoe, Kasey Huntress, Mason KlugeEdwards, Jack Mills, Derrek Schrader, Emma Walker and Kelsey Winslow. Honors: Dylan Balestra, Michael Brooks, Lucas Brown, Miranda Cady, Julia Carlson, Hannah Conley, Rashawnda Currier, Jared Curtis, Kathryn Cutting, Samantha Duncan, Kassandra Girard, Kayla Grant, Sydney Hancock, Brittany Hayes, Molly Hook, Tyler LaPlante, Maude Meeker, Kristina Morton, Hannah Perkins, Kayla Reinhard and Kyle Stevens. Merit Recognition: Brian Butler, Kayla Gray, Alyssa Kepler, Kayleigh Lepage, Michael Mageles, James McCann, Rebecca Mowatt, Colby Padulo, Shane Porter, Margaret Rickert and Breanna Wilkinson. Grade 10 High Honors: Kathryn Caulfield. Honors: Miranda Chadbourne, Taylor Cronin, Jacob Hammond, Casey Heath, Frances Kimball, Meredith Lastra, Abigail Lucy, Zoey Perham, Elizabeth Schreiber, Zachary Tidd, Hannah Wark and Elisabeth Waugh.


GOOD SCIENCE SCHOLARS — Receiving Good Science Scholarships from Poland Spring Water Company are (left to right): Mikkael Pierce of Bonny Eagle High School, Emma Brooks of Bonny Eagle, Eleanor Jones of Fryeburg Academy, Megan MacGillivray of Fryeburg Academy, Laura Pulito of Fryeburg Academy, Sarah Sweatt of Bonny Eagle, Wilson French of Bonny Eagle, Riley Kirk of Bonny Eagle and Bill Maples of Poland Spring Co. Missing was Nathanial McCann of Fryeburg Academy.

Poland Spring awards science scholars HOLLIS — In keeping with its commitment to invest in Maine people, Poland Spring Water Company recently awarded 20 Good Science Scholarships to Maine high school seniors who are pursuing post-secondary education in science, engineering or the environment. Each scholarship of $1,000 is meant to support the students as they continue on to the next stage of their academic career. Scholarships were given to four members of Fryeburg Academy’s Class of 2012.

“Congratulations to these impressive students for their academic achievements. Poland Spring is proud to invest in them and help educate Maine’s next generation of leaders in the fields of science, engineering and the environment,” said Bill Maples, Poland Spring’s Hollis Plant Manager. Respect and responsibility for the environment is at the core of Poland Spring’s business, and a value the company works to pass on to the next generation of Maine stewards. To that end, in

2007 Poland Spring established the Good Science Scholarship program and has since awarded nearly $95,000 to high school seniors pursuing a degree in science, engineering or the environment. Three of the four Fryeburg Academy students and their families attended a celebratory dinner at the Poland Spring bottling plant in Hollis.  The evening’s festivities included a guided tour of the bottling facility and an opportunity to meet plant staff and management. The Fryeburg Academy schol-

arship recipients are: • Eleanor Jones of Fryeburg, to attend St. Lawrence University (N.Y) and major in Geology; • Megan MacGillivray of Fryeburg, to attend the University of Pittsburg (Pa.) and major in Arts & Science; • Nathaniel McCann of Lovell, to attend the University of Maine, Farmington and major in Education (History/Biology); • Laura Pulito of Brownfield, to attend Cornell University (N.Y.) and major in Agriculture/Life Science).

FRYEBURG — These students were named to the Fryeburg Academy honor roll for the spring 2012 semester: High Honors Grade 9: Jonathan Burk, Joseph Coffey-Slattery, Michael Davis, Anh Duong, Sarah Folsom, Amanda Gillette, Jane Imdieke-King, Alyson Kruger, Andre LaMountain, Bethlehem Marshall, Van Nguyen, KiHo Noh, Zachary Sheehan, Alison Upton, Sage Viets-Aughton, Dat Vu, Tianyang Wang, Andriana Wissmann, Xueting Yuan and Josephine Zvelebilova. Grade 10: Joshua Brecker, Sullivan Briggs, Tariah Brown, Morgan Bullard-Hodge, Amber Dindorf, Skye Dole, Andrea Engen, Makayla Frost, Dacota Griffin, Savannah Kruguer, Kylie Locke, Leah Lueke, Yuhao Ren, Jared Schrader, Casey Simmons, Carl Toldeo Munoz-Cobo, Yanchi Wan, Zoe Ward, Sarah Welch, Ashley Wissmann, Hoonsik Woo, Chen Zhang, Yang Mei Zhao and Yuhao Zheng. Grade 11: Kyle Barboza, Megan Cavanaugh, Giovanna Chiarella, Alexis Delacruz, Christina DiPietro, Silas Eastman, Kendra Fox, Mahina Gardener, Alden (Allie) Gagnon, Logan Gerchman, Catherine Gillette, Pu Jin, Gefei Li, Kelsey Liljedahl, Junyu Liu, Tian Ma, Alec Perry,

Kachina Price, Connor Sheehan, Yueyi Sun, Josselyn Tillock, Ashanah Tripp, Megan Vitters, Ruining Wang, Chenghao Wei, Manxi Wu, Hengliang Yao, Meng Yuan and Erfei Zhao. Grade 12: Christopher Armstrong, Xinyue Deng, Forest Edson, Zachary Frank, David Fulton, Tayla Hamilton, Andre Izquierdo-Merigo, Jenny Jeffrey, Eleanor Jones, Nathaniel McCann, Marcus McLellan, Victoria Olsson, Lakyn Osgood, Geraphy Reyes, Casey Rosenberg, Taylor Schoonover, Mark Schrader, Kristie Sills, Derek Strassburg, Yuexuan Tang, Siena Tatum, Ke Wang and Yingxi Wang. Honors Grade 9: Sydney Andreoli, Rodrigo Araujo, Matthew Bradley, Bryanna Brea, Keegan Bresette, Elle Burbank, Ryan Coville, Kiara Duran, Erin Friberg, Elizabeth Grzyb, Trevor Henschel, Jordan Hikel, Mackenzie Hill, Tryggvi Hilsman, Cayle Johnson, Alexander Kantzelis, Makayla Kiesman, Zhe Lu, Zachary Madore, Colin McKeith, Malik Mobley, Angelidi Monegro, Reid O’Brien, Brianna Perreault, Jasmine Ramsay, Henry Santanna, Hannes Schneider, Joseph Schrader, Mary Shea, Jared Stefano, Corey Thibodeau, Jasmine Vargas, Allison Watson, Devon Wentworth, Alan

Worcester and Liuke Yang. Grade 10: Chelsea Abraham, Blaine Andreoli, Evan Armington, Molly Ballard, Courtney Batchelor, Seth Benoit, Alexander Blake, Julie Brennan, Sydney Charles, Dmitriy Chekaykin, Benjamin Davis, Joseph DeRemer, Hunter Desroche, Paul Drew, Maria Ensesa, Liam Fenton, John Fitzsimmons, Bailey Friedman, Alanis Fuller, Shaloo Garg, Austin Gerchman, Shaun Grady, Nacoma Gray, Eric Hannes, Sarah Harriman, Thea Hart, Baylee Hatstat, Isabel Hodgman-Burns, Thinh Huynh, Yanqi Jiang, Shayna Kackley, Dimitra Katsigiannis, Nicholas Kiesman, Do Yeon Kim, Jee Na Kim, Yong Tai Kim, Weidong Kong, Shelby LeBlond, Mariah LeBrun, Liam LeConey, Amanda Lee, Jiaqi Li, Bohan Liu, Francesca Llanos, Andrew Lyman, Dalton MacDonald, Laura Monegro, Tyler O’Keefe, Esther Ortiz, Emily Ouellette, Lauren Passaretti, David Powers, Edward Price, Xiaolin Qian, Maria Roca de Togores, Christopher Schubert, Laura Spencer, Chelsea Stephens, Brisau Styles, Iaian Thorner, Wesley Trembley, Luka Vujotic, Karylann Walker, Shunwen Wang, Stanford White, Anna Williams and Jiaqi Zhou. Grade 11: Sasha Azel, Ellen Bacchiocchi, Benjamin Bailey,

Lindsey Baker, Matthew Bennett, Kyle Bonner, Michelle Boucher, Isabelle Boyd, Fed Castellano Ejarque, Jiacheng Cui, Walker Day, Aldi Dinoshi, Megan Distefano, Steven Flaherty, Michael Fournier, Shannon Friberg, Emily Gillette, Louisa Glonner, Jamie Gullikson, Alexis Guzman, Desiree Hamlyn, Tyler Hill, Kyra Hunsicker, Risa Ishii, Mohammed Islam, Wenhau Jin, Xiang Jin, Kiley Jolicoeur, Seung Kim, Alexis Kirker, Haley Kollander, Topi Laakso, TingWei Lee, Laura Lewis, Zhiyi Li, Cailyn Ludwig, Hunter Lyons, Mitchel Mahanor, Rebecca Mann, Alicia McDonald, Courtney McGrath, Rachel Meltzer, Mason Molloy, Patrick Moody, Kallie Moulton, Eliza Neidlinger, Dylan Parmenter, Van Nguyen, Dylan Parmenter, Sage Peek-Antolin, Jennifer Perry, Hannah Plowden, Nicholas Purinton, Isaac Rader, Joshua Rounds, Anju Roy, Leah Roy, Kellyn Scrimger, Samantha Sgroi, Ian Shea, Norbu Sherpa, Dennis Skillings, Pavle Stepanovic, Zheng Tang, Jacob Thurston, Molly Upton, Xiyao Wang, Ben Welch, TJ Woitko, Hanlin Xu Kevin Yeh and Bintao Zhang. Grade 12: Corinna Adams, Wyatt Andreoli, Christopher Bethany Bennett, Chandler

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(Continued from Page C) Samantha Lamontagne, Shannon Oliver, Graham Smith, Ethan Strain and Rowan Wallace. Jazz Band: Momoka Nakamura, Shannon Oliver and Ethan Strain. Show Choir: Caitlin Harden, Mostafa Hassan, Merrissa Hill, Danielle Keller, Momoka Nakamura, Shannon Oliver, Ethan Strain, Rowan Wallace and Jennifer Woods. Yearbook: Monica Couvillion, Cyrina Cyr, Samantha Dole, Emily Doviak, Donald Kellough, Bridgitte Kwaak, Michaela Rullo and Kelsey Wilcox. Recognition Awards Most Improved Student: Katherine Connolly. Outstanding Yearbook Achievement: Donald Kellough. Excellent Participation in Drama: Shannon Oliver and Ethan Strain. Art Club: Samantha Lamontagne and Tonner Hann. Drama: Caitlin Harden, Shannon Oliver, Ethan Strain and Rowan Wallace. Interact Club: Danielle Keller, Mikayla Pelletier and Jennifer Woods. National Honor Society Awards: Emily Bartlett, Colin Bridge-Koenigsberg, Monica Couvillion, Caitlin Harden, Heidi Jewett, Lindsay Nason, Kathryn Merrill, Bryanna Plummer, Shelby Rider, Ryan Skillern, Wesley Sulloway, Rowan Wallace, Rachel Wandishin, Victoria Waugh and Kelsey Wilcox. Natural Helpers Award: Emily Bartlett. SLAM Awards: Kaylee Anderson, Christina Kuvajaa, Taylor Matthews, Jordan Perry and Ethan Strain. Student Council Awards: Emily Bartlett, president; Colin Bridge-Koenigsberg, vice president; Jacqui Black, secretary; Monica Couvillion, Heidi Jewett, Michelle Skarbinski and Emily Doviak. World Quest Awards: Emily Bartlett, Monica Couvillion and Rowan Wallace. Notables Class Marshals: Heidi Jewett and Graham Smith. Class Officers: Jake Fleck, president; TJ Leach, vice president; Kathryn Merrill, secretary; Emily Bartlett, treasurer. Foreign Exchange Students: Boontarika Kittiwirayanon of Thailand, Momoka Nakamura of Japan, Mostafa Hassan of Bangladesh, Alrajhi Sappari of Phillipines, Sallaheldin Khallaf of Egypt, Omron Nawfal of Lebanon, Nele Haunschild of Germany, Camilla Pasolli of Italy, Fernando Silva of South Brazil, Julia Berbel of Brazil and Natalia Sandoval of Columbia.

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LRHS honor roll (Continued from Page C)

Merit Recognition: Amy Marie Angelone, Kenya DuBrule, Sonia Fernald, Lucy Fowler, Cody Gibbons, Heather Hall, Danielle LaPointe, Even Logan, Nicole Marucci, Samantha Marucci, Mackenzie Mchatton, Benjamin Roy, Drew Shane, Sam Smith and Courtney Yates. Grade 9 High Honors: Sullivan Tidd. Honors: Nicholas Ball, Courtney Bertin, Emily Burnham, Sarah Carlson, Gino Cobb, Jade Fecteau, Elise Gianattasio, Cole Jakobs, Austin Kaeser, Garreth Logan, Nicole Noble, Margaret Scarlett, Abigail Scott-Mitchell, Lucien Sulloway, Megan VanLoan and Elizabeth Wildey. Merit Recognition: Lily Barrett, Samantha Bolling, Eleanor Cusack, Donovan Eaton, Nicole Fox, Sarah Hancock, Whitney Harriman, Sean Hedly, Gaelon Kolczynski, Benjamin Lauer, Carolyn Lucy, Monica Martin, Galen McLaughlin, Steven Milton, Nathaniel Porter, Michael Rust and Evan Sloan.

FA honor roll (Continued from Page C)

Blake, Sylvia Brooks, Peter Caffrey, Steven Caracciolo, Michael Costa, Sophie-Mary Creegan, Carrie Cressey, Evelyn Cronin, Allyce Day, Destiny Desroche, Lin Dong, Forrest Emery, Khalil Fair, Nava Fox, Wei Gao, Brenna Gerchman, Matthew Graves, Sage Hennessy, Kara Karpowich, HaNeul Kim, Youn Joo Kim, Shutong Li, Xingyi Li, Tsao-kai Liang, Punika Limpanudom, Jiaming Liu, Wei Liu, Yilin Liu, Suyun Lu, Megan MacGillivray, Curren Mackie-Malcolm, Saird Mackie-Malcolm, Maggie McConkey, Elizabeth McDermith, Autumn McGrath, Tymothy Meserve, Sierra Moore, Dana Mozzoni, Alexi Mullen, Taylor Newton, Djordje Obradovic, Andrea Ouellette, Brianna Pelkie, Laura Pulito, Robert Ramsay, Ronald Rideout, Anastasia Ripley, Lionel Rutabayiro, Zachery Sargent, Lacey Schasel, Ian Scrimger, Sonam Sherpa, Stefan Sjekloca, Madeline Smith, Milos Todosijevic, Emily Violette, Hoang Anh Vu, Emily Wilson, Xinya Wu, Yilun Wu, Jiaming Zhang, Pengfei Zhang, Yufei Zhang and Fanqin Zhou.

LRMS honor roll

Lake Region Middle School Principal Tonya Arnold announces the honor roll for the fourth quarter of the 2011-2012 school year. Grade 6 High Honors: Aaryana Aliyaha, Daria Bosworth, Tanner Crockett, Abigail Green, Meghan Harmon, Lauren Jakobs, Andrew Johnston, True Meyers, Dorothy Moyse, Georgia Shanks, Rachel Shanks, Zoe Silvia, Aisley Sturk, Davin Tafuri, Chandler True, Paul Walker and Brianna Warren. Honors: Dominic Adams, Kelsey Apovian, Caitlin Bardsley, Dessiree Berry, Sean Buchanan, Lowell Carr, Danica Chadwick, Isabelle Davis-White, Olivia Deschenes, Samuel Fleck, Ayden Grass, Tracey Greenleaf, Leia Hodgdon, Brianna Howe, Benjamin Johnson, Nathanial Jordan, Maggie Luce, Megan Mageles, Kelsey Market, Henry McCarthy, Adrianna McDaniel, Derek Mondville, Madelyn Nelson, Karley Nichols, Ronni Owens, Hailey Parsons, Vincent Perfetto, Kathryn Proia, Corban Ridlon, Elijah Simmons, Theodore Snow, Emily St. John, Autumn Tremblay and Christian Whiting. Grade 7 High Honors: Olivia Bartlett, Rachel Bolling, Meghan Boos, Catherine Christiansen, Elizabeth Cole, Ella Forbes, Heidi Fox, Kaylyn Jordan, Douglas Mayo, Samara Morris, Jacqueline Morse, Margaret Somers and Andrew Terry. Honors: Michael Angelone, Addie Blais, Biggs Bolduc, Haley Bragdon-Clements, Isabel Brake, Michelle Bryce, Emiy Burnham, Margaret Cetrullo, Ciara Chaves, Jackson Dinsmore, Tyus Eastman, Anthony Engelhardt, Elizabeth Girard, Ashley Gray, Ina Guzja, Jaide Hall, Travis Harden, Cameron Hill, Abigail Hunt, Kristen Huntress, Tyler Luehring, Colleen Messina, Melody Millett, Olivia Mills, Emily Morasee, Jenna-Marie Noyes, Kelley Paul, Luke Porter, Tyson Prescott, Hannah Ranco, Alexandria Sawyer, Anja Schwieterman, Emily Simkins, Katherine Springer, Hannah Stewart, Mallory Strain, Katelyn Sullivan, Ella Sulloway, Ryan Thompson, Zeke Tocci, Noah Turgeon, Riley Wears, William Wheaton, Andrew Whited and Lauren Williams. Grade 8 High Honors: Lily Charpentier, Austin Goodwin, Anna Lastra, Jackson Lesure, Matthew Stenger and Nicholas Wandishin. Honors: Douglas Banks, Molly Christensen, Katherine Clavette, Danielle Collins, Marcus DeVoe, Grace Farrington, Katherine Ferland, Zachary Gray, Victoria Kauffman, Damon Knight, Brennan Lane, Bailey McDaniel, Daniel Neault, Hannah Parsons, Matthew Proia, Benjamin Ropple, Nick Scarlett, Niko Torres, Spencer True, Devynn Turner, Jordan Williams, Anna Yates and Samantha Young.

SCHOLARSHIPS TO SEND KIDS TO CAMP — The Kendal C. and Anna Ham Charitable Foundation has awarded The Summer Camp a grant to help send children to summer camp. Making the presentation are left to right, Bruce Chalmers of The Ham Foundation, Jessy Richardson of The Summer Camp, Bob Murphy of The Ham Foundation, Tracy St. OngeMay of The Summer Camp and Alan Ordway of The Ham Foundation.

Foundation aids ‘Camp’ For over a decade, the Kendal C. and Anna Ham Charitable Foundation has provided lowincome and foster girls in the Bridgton and Fryeburg communities with fully paid camper scholarships to attend The Summer Camp. Since partnering with The Summer Camp in 2000, the Kendal C. and Anna Ham Charitable Foundation has provided 72 local girls with lifechanging summer camp experiences. The Summer Camp provides full camperships for girls, ages 6-16, from low-income families and foster homes. The girls come to camp from New York City, Hartford, Providence, Boston,

Worcester and rural communities throughout New England, including Bridgton and Fryeburg. Each year, neighborhood girls come to The Summer Camp in Washington, Maine to experience the social, emotional and physical benefits that sleep away camp offers. Since establishment in 1986, nearly 7,000 girls have participated in The Summer Camp programs. The Kendal C. and Anna Ham Charitable Foundation welcomes grant requests from Mt. Washington Valley, N.H., Fryeburg and Bridgton, Maine area organizations that are defined as section 501(C)3. The foundation does not consider more than one proposal from the same

organization within a 12-month period. Grants are not made for annual operating support. For more information on the grant process, contact Bob Murphy at the Ham Charitable Foundation, PO Box 2853, North Conway, NH 03860 or telephone 603-356-3389 or go to www. Applications for the next grant cycle must be received no later than July 31, 2012. For more information about The Summer Camp, please visit or contact Jessy Richardson at The Summer Camp can be found on Facebook at

Maya and Ansel Critchfield of Casco were members of the second-place Boghaunter Home School (Gray/Casco) team, which competed at the State Envirothon held on May 31 at the University of Maine in Orono. Spruce Mountain High School, North Campus, Team 1 won the competition and will represent Maine at the International Canon Envirothon competition. The Maine Association of Conservation Districts awarded plaques to the three top-scoring high school Envirothon teams at the event. Sixteen teams representing 14 high schools from around the state competed at this event. Envirothon, Maine’s largest high school environmental education program, is an international program representing over 500,000 high school

students in the United States and Canada. First place Spruce Mountain High School, North Campus, will represent Maine at the international Canon Envirothon competition to be held at Susquehanna University in Pennsylvania in late July. The major objective of the Maine Envirothon, an effective educational tool capable of supplementing environmental education both inside and outside the classroom, is to provide opportunities for high school students or organized groups of high school-aged students to acquire and increase their outdoor skills and scientific knowledge about Maine’s natural resources so that they can make informed, educated decisions about the environment. It provides students with reference materials, workshops, and hands-on, outdoor, real-life experiences in five areas including forestry, wildlife, soils, aquatics, and a current issue — this year being Non-Point Source Pollution/Low Impact Development. Other high schools competing in the State Envirothon finals included: Belfast, Bonny Eagle, Brunswick, Easton, Hampden Academy, Hodgdon, Lake Region, Lisbon, Mt. Ararat, Piscataquis, Presque Isle and Spruce Mountain High School, South Campus. These teams represented the top four winning

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Yasmin Ina Azel, daughter of Jose and Anna Azel of Lovell, has made the Dean’s List for spring 2012 at Endicott College in Beverly, Mass. Yasmin is a senior majoring in fine arts. Timothy Morris of Raymond, a graduate of Windham High School, will attend Clarkson University (Potsdam, N.Y.) as a member of the Class of 2016. Morris, who will be majoring in chemical engineering, will begin studying at Clarkson in the fall.

Michelle Heroux of Harrison was among more than 40 students that traveled with the Harding University Chorus to Eastern Europe May 8-28, visiting numerous cities as part of an annual mission trip. Heroux, a junior communication sciences and disorders major and alto, first arrived in Ukraine, where the group sang at the Concert Hall of Donetsk National University of Medicine and the Shakhtar Palace in Gorlovka. The group traveled to Bucharest, Romania, and shared an event at the Orthodox Theological Seminary with two other local choirs. They were also involved with churches in Debrecen, Szolnok, and Budapest, Hungary, as well as Bratislava, Slovakia, and Prague, Czech Republic. Dr. Cliff Ganus III, director of choral activities, joined by his father, Chancellor Clifton L. Ganus Jr., directed the chorus. The goal in each location was to further connect church and community while supporting local church programs and activities encouraging members. With an enrollment of more than 7,100 students, Harding is the largest private university in Searcy, Arkansas and attracts more National Merit Scholars than any other private university in the state. Harding also maintains campuses in Australia, Chile, England, France, Greece, Italy and Zambia.

Student notes

Hannah Sawyer of Lovell graduated magna cum laude from Gettysburg College (Pa.) on May 20, 2012. She majored in English. Anna Gamwell of Fryeburg received a degree in Equine Management during Mount Ida College’s (Newton, Mass.) 113th Commencement held on May 18, 2012. Sierra M. Leavitt, a member of the Class of 2015 at Colby College in Waterville, was named to the Dean’s List for her outstanding academic achievement during the spring semester of the 201112 year. Sierra is the daughter of Jonathan and Robin Leavitt of Casco, and attended Carrabassett Valley Academy. Students whose grade point averages were 3.68 or higher were named to the Dean’s List.

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Summing it all up by Paul LePage Governor of Maine

By Governor Paul LePage Summing up the Maine economy cannot be done in a sound bite or with simple statistics. Rather, we can gain a better perspective of our economy by understanding where we’ve been and where we want to be. What I would like to offer is what I see from Augusta, some of the challenges we face, and how we are addressing them. Mark Twain made famous the saying, “There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics.” Using a statistic to justify a political position or policy is easy. Solving our problems is much harder. Economics is essentially an analysis of data, so talk about

the economy can turn into a battle of statistics. When I talk with economists, they emphasize not one statistic but the trends over time. Our problems were not created in a month or even a year. They go back decades. The repairs will take time; to make these repairs we must challenge the status quo. Last week, it was reported that Maine was one of just six states last year to experience a decline in the size of its economy — measured by Gross Domestic Product, or GDP. Maine was the only state in New England with a decline in 2011. Taken in isolation, that statistic sounds like we have not been working on solutions.

Indeed, politicians and liberal bloggers have used it to advocate against my administration’s policies. They have also tried to say that borrowing more money will bring back our economy. However, Washington tried stimulus; it failed to produce results and has increased the massive debt the federal government is leaving for our grandchildren. When citing Maine’s GDP figures, our critics avoid the fact that the final closure of the Brunswick Naval Air Station, which took more than 7,000 people out of the state along with their dollars, was a major factor in our lack of growth. This is a prime example of why Maine cannot depend on money from the federal government to create jobs. Now that the money is gone so are the jobs. Maine is also the oldest state in the nation with a slowly growing population. This situation, decades in development, WEIRD FLOWER — This dracunculus vulgaris, also called a hinders our economic and job voodo lily, devil’s tongue or black dragon, has bloomed in fine growth. We cannot grow with- form. For two days, it looks quite exotic and tropical and then starts to droop. It is hardy in Zone 5! (Photo by Ellia Manners) SUM, Page D

Life, liberty and happiness

How many of us still “hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness”? As July 4, 2012 approaches, it’s the essential question. After all, 53% of Americans voted for a president in 2008 who doesn’t seem to hold these truths. In several speeches after he was inaugurated, he left out the three essential words “by our Creator” when quoting from the Declaration of Independence. While giving a speech to the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, he paused and fluttered his eye-

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lids, as if he were suffering an involuntary tick lasting a second or two and then proceeded to leave out those critical three words. It didn’t seem like an accidental oversight. It seemed deliberate. Watch for yourself ( watch?v=yR61uTGTFoM) and see if you agree. What percentage of

Americans will vote for him again in four months? It’s the essential question of the age. The words are revolutionary. All the signers at the bottom of the Declaration of Independence agreed with them and placed their lives and property in danger when they signed because if they lost the ensuing revolution, they would be hanged

With our heads in the sand

and environment, and that can only be done by stabilizing our population and then slowly reducing it. “Earth Notes” is an outgrowth of a We can still have immigradeep ecology discussion group. Writers tion as long as it equals emigrareflect a delight in and concern for the tion. The dream world is gone; earth and are individually responsible stark reality is here. We must for opinions and information. Community members are invited cope with it to the best of our to submit articles. E-mail jschap@ for details. abilities. We owe it to future generations. Kenneth C. Roy is a resident By Kenneth Roy U.S. population continues to We hear much these days add 3.3 million people per year of Center Lovell. about the economic mess in to our already overpopulated the European Union and in our country, and 82% of this addicountry as well. As usual, not tion is from immigration, both much is done about it in either legal and illegal. sphere except to grudgingly Naturally, as population stumble along the same path grows, energy demand grows. and fill oneself with Hope.  While it is important for Well, sound economic poli- Americans to conserve enercies don’t operate very well on gy, if each American uses 5% hope and neither do population less energy, but the number of policies. They both need a huge Americans increases by 10%, dose of logical policies, prudent we still end up using more action, and the fortitude to see energy despite our conservation them through. efforts. (The Population Fix by National and world eco- Edward C. Hartman.) nomic wellbeing is inextricably Americans have been intertwined with population sta- extremely generous with the bility. Sadly, while one is col- massive numbers of immigrants lapsing, the other is growing. legally admitted in the past, This is the double whammy! however, today is starkly differThe National Trust for Public ent. We are full; we are broke; Land states that 8,700 acres of we are $16 trillion in debt and land in the United States is lost still sinking; and we cannot to development every day, and save the world. It is time for the American Farmland Trust us to think about the future for states that 1,500 of those acres our children and grandchildren. are farmland. Meanwhile, the We need to save our resources

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The nestlings

Throughout the spring, the oaks, maples, alders, and birches between our house and the lake have been filling out with leaves, dramatically altering the view from our big window. In winter, the lake was a broad expanse of white ice, and after ice-out we saw an expanse of blue water. Now from our window, we peek out at the lake through the gaps between the leaves, causing us to switch the focus of our early morning nature watching from the lake to our backyard. Most mornings are routine. Goldfinches flock around the seed feeder. The mourning dove flies up in panic over some invisible threat. Phoebe perches on a branch, wags his tail, and occasionally flies out to snap up a tasty insect in the air. Catbirds nest in the thick tangle of wild rose bushes in the middle of the yard, and we enjoy watching them go back and forth to their well-hidden nest. Early risers, they awaken us at 4 a.m. with their complicated jumble of songs that often mimic the sounds of other birds. This morning, we were sipping our tea by the big window, and nibbling yummy homemade cinnamon toast from the Farmers’ Market, when we noticed something unusual: one of the wild rose bushes was swaying. When little birds fly in and out of those bushes they do it quickly, hardly disturbing a leaf to avoid drawing attention to themselves. The swaying bush hinted that a larger creature had invaded that protected spot. We had seen something yesterday that gave us an idea whom it might be. Yesterday morning, we had seen a fairly large bird glide across the yard and land on the oak tree. A few seconds later, it glided out of the oak and down into the dense tangle of rose bushes, makNESTLINGS, Page 12D

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On the Water by Ron Terciak, JN Past Commander U.S. Power Squadrons Long Lake Marine Patrol

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By Ron Terciak, JN Past Commander United States Power Squadrons Long Lake Marine Patrol “Safe boating is fun — let us show you how” is the slogan for the United States Power Squadrons, a national nonprofit boating organization, whose mission statement is boating safety through public boating classes and free vessel safety checks. This is the first of a weekly column dedicated to boating issues on our lakes. As I patrol Long Lake, I find that most safety issues are due to ignorance of boating laws rather than willful violations. One of the first I would like to address is the issue of boating at night. Some boaters use their docking lights while running at night. This is not only dangerous, it is illegal! Dock lights (the white lights on the front of your boat) are

not headlights and are not to be used while under way. They have one purpose only — that is to help you getting back to your dock, slip or mooring. While a boater may feel he/ she is safer using docking lights while running, the opposite is actually the result. Oncoming boats are blinded by the lights and have difficulty determining the traveling direction of that boat creating a dangerous situation. The red/green running lights have a definite purpose and that is to show the direction the boat is traveling. If a boat shows red and green lights, you know he is heading straight on to you. If you see red only, the boat is to your starboard or right. If you see green, the boat is to your port or left side. So the next time you are on the lake at night, leave the dock lights off, turn your running lights on and cruise our beautiful lakes safely.

by Bill Diamond State Senator, D-Windham

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Desperately seeking the summer It Dawned on Me by Dawn De Busk News Columnist

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The other is that it makes them less likely to complain for fear that they won’t be believed. After all, their abuser is a pillar of the community. He is well respected and seemingly above suspicion. The victim is just a kid from a broken home, has had behavioral problems, and who may have had some minor scrapes with authority in the past. Why on earth would anybody believe them over their abuser? The important lessons that I draw from this case are first, always listen to a child when they say they have been abused. False allegations are terrible, and it can be hard to clear one’s name, but most children don’t know enough to make a convincing accusation unless they are actually a victim. Victims will make tentative accusations and be disbelieved and told to keep quiet by the people they go to for help. This can discourage them from ever talking about their abuse again. Another lesson is to be wary of people who seem “too good to be true.” There are saints out there, but there are monsters as well. If the person we are taking to be a saint is taking showers or engaging in other inappropriate activity with the kids he or she is “helping” then question them on it. People should not be given a pass just because they are doing good works. As I write this, the fate of Jerry Sandusky is in the hands of the jury. Either he will be found to be a predator of great cunning or the victim of a great injustice. Please contact me if you have any questions about this or have any problems with the state. You can call my office at the State House at 287-1515 or visit my website, www. 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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uled to start? And, if so, what was the rain date? Really, a rainy beginning to summer in the Lake Region does not stand up as the most laughable material for comedy. A wet summer can cut down on the tourist flow, and affect commerce not to mention the moods of those who feed on the sun’s full-on glare and those who pop frequent and protected doses of vitamin sun. Granted, there will always be the die-hards who will gravitate outdoors no matter the weather. Adapt and adjust, they say. Just steer clear of that lightning bolt, I say. As a rule of thumb, the general population tends to be more fair weather oriented. For example, a sunny day ushers

Editor’s note: State Senator Bill Diamond wrote and filed this column before a decision was handed down against former Penn State Coach Jerry Sandusky, who was found guilty on 45 charges. By Senator Diamond The Jerry Sandusky case has garnered a lot of media attention over the last few weeks, and rightly so. The accusations against him are literally monstrous, and, if true, he will be remembered as one of the most truly evil people of our time. I want to stress at the outset, however, that all the claims against him are still allegations at this point, and that he is innocent until proven guilty. While I said that the media attention is warranted, I am somewhat disappointed by the direction the media has gone in its coverage of the case. They have, not surprisingly, focused on the more sensational aspects of the story. There are some real lessons that can be drawn from the case that can be used to protect our children. There is a real pattern shown by the alleged victims. They were all from troubled backgrounds and broken families with no fathers or other strong male role models available. This makes them attractive to a predator in two ways. One, it makes them more vulnerable. They are genuinely grateful and appreciative when they are shown the sort of attention that the predator is lavishing upon them. The accusers in the Sandusky case were taken to sporting events, given gifts, fed, taken on trips, etc. Because this attention is not something these vulnerable kids are used to and because their background may have given them a skewed sense of what is “normal,” they will be more likely to go along with the abuse. And because they may want the good part of the relationship with the abuser to continue, they are more likely to let the abuse continue as well.

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Calendar Calendar Please note: Deadline for all calendar submissions is Tuesday at noon. BALDWIN July 5 — Mount Etna Grange Fair, collection and planning meeting, 9 a.m. BRIDGTON June 28, July 5 — Greater Bridgton Rotary Club, 7:15 a.m., Alliance Church. June 28 — Breastfeeding Support Group, 10 a.m. to noon, Birthwise Clinic. June 28 — Bridgton Transportation Committee, 10 a.m., Community Center. June 28, July 5 — Gathering Place Support Group, noon, Community Center. June 28 — Free Women’s Massage Clinic, noon to 3 p.m., Birthwise. June 28 — Pinochle starts, 1 p.m., Community Center. June 28 — American Red Cross Blood Drive, 1 to 7 p.m., Masonic Hall, Harrison Rd. FMI: 647-2823, 1-800-482-0743. June 28, July 5 — Tai Chi Maine Set Practice, 3:30 to 5 p.m., Town Hall. June 28, July 5 — Table Tennis, 5-8 p.m., Town Hall. All welcome, equipment provided. FMI: 647-2847. June 28, July 5 — Bingo, doors open 5:30 p.m., early bird 6:30 p.m., regular bingo 7 p.m., St. Joseph Church, No. High St. June 29, July 2, 4, 6 — Jumpin’ Janes Senior Fitness, 9 to 10 a.m., Town Hall. FMI: 647-2402. June 29, July 6 — Mother Goose Time, 10:30 a.m., library. June 29, July 6 — Tai Chi Maine Beginner practice, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Town Hall. June 29 — Red Hat Ladies of the Lakes, noon, Tom’s Homestead. FMI: 627-1001. June 29 — Mystery Book Club, 2:30 p.m., No. Bridgton Library. June 30, July 7 — Bridgton Farmers’ Market, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Community Center parking lot. June 30 — Benefit dance for Maguire family, 7 p.m. to midnight, Town Hall. FMI: 420-7363. July 2 — Tot Time, 10 a.m., No. Bridgton Library. July 2 — Conversational Spanish Group, 1-2 p.m., No. Bridgton Library. FMI: 647-8563, 647-4687. July 2 — Cribbage, 2 p.m., Community Center. July 3-6 — Taoist Tai Chi, 9-10 a.m., Bridgton Library Courtyard. Public welcome. July 3 — Tai Chi Maine beginners’ class, 9:30 to 11 a.m., Town Hall. July 3 — Mother-Baby Tea Time, 10 a.m. to noon, Birth House. July 3 — Chickadee Quilters, 10 a.m., Community Center. July 3 — Tunes for Tots, 10:30

to 11 a.m., library. July 3 — Bridge, 1 p.m., Community Center. July 3 — COPD Support Group, 1 p.m., Community Center. July 5 — Pinochle, 1 p.m., Community Center. July 5 — Table Tennis, 1-4 p.m., Town Hall. Equipment provided free. July 5 — Knitting Group, 1 p.m., No. Bridgton Library. July 6 — Read to Holly Dog, 2:30 to 3:30 p.m., library. July 7 — Multi-family Yard Sale, Bake Sale, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. (Luncheon 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.), Masonic Hall, Rte. 117. July 7 — Book Sale by Friends of Bridgton Library, 9 a.m. to noon, Bridgton Library Courtyard. July 7 — Maine author Cynthia Lord visits, 1-2 p.m., library. July 7 — Barn Dance and Dinner, 5 p.m., Narramissic, Ingalls Rd. BROWNFIELD June 29, July 6 — Playgroup, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Community Center. CASCO June 28, July 5 — Casco Farmers’ Market, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Casco Village Green, 940 Meadow Rd. FMI: 627-4199, 329-4598. June 28, July 5 — Senior Wii Bowling, 10 to 11:30 a.m., Community Center. July 5 — American Red Cross Blood Drive, 1-7 p.m., Casco Fire and Rescue, Rte. 121. FMI: 1800-482-0743. DENMARK June 29 — Denmark Mountain Hikers, difficult climb up Mount Kearsarge in No. Conway, N.H., meet at Denmark Church, 8 a.m. FMI: 756-2247. July 2 — Tai Chi in the Park, 9 a.m., village park. July 5 — American Red Cross Blood Drive, 1-6 p.m., Town Hall, Rte. 117. FMI: 1-800-482-0743. July 6 — Denmark Mountain Hikers, moderate climb up Peaked Mountain in Conway, N.H., meet at Denmark Church, 8 a.m. FMI: 756-2247. FRYEBURG June 29 — TRIAD Senior Picnic, 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Fryeburg Fairgrounds. FMI: 6473116. June 30 — Yard Sale by Fryeburg Junior Rescue, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., rescue barn. July 2 — Fryeburg Bridge, 1 p.m., American Legion. July 3 — Fryeburg Historical Society, wildlife stories by Joe Shaw, 7 p.m., American Legion., Bradley St. FMI: 697-3484. July 5 — Fryeburg Business Association Social at Carol Hanson Art, Inc., 14 Portland St., 4-6 p.m. July 6 — Fryeburg First Fridays, tour of local businesses starting from corner of Portland and Main Sts., 4 p.m. FMI: 603733-6964. July 7 — Aviation Day at

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June 28 — Musical Play Group, 10:30 a.m., library. June 28 — Chamber After Hours, 5-7 p.m., SunSports, Rte. 302. June 28 — Family Art Night, 5:30 to 7 p.m., library. June 28 — Pajama Storytime, 6 p.m., library.

Fair dance with “Cold Blue Steel,” 8 p.m. to midnight, fairgrounds, 36 Irving Green Road. July 1 — Service of Celebration of Revere Bell, 9:30 a.m., Waterford Congregational Church, foot of Plummer Hill Rd. July 2 — Socrates Cafe, 6:30 p.m., library. FMI: 583-6957. July 4 — Annual Book Sale by Waterford Library, 8 a.m. to noon, library. AREA EVENTS June 29, July 6 — Oxford Hills Duplicate Bridge Club, 9:15 a.m., Rec. bldg., King St., Oxford. FMI: 783-4153, 743-9153. June 30-July 1 — American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor Course, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., St. Joseph’s College. June 30 — Trail-building workshop at Witt Swamp Preserve by Western Foothills Land Trust, noon to 2 p.m., Witt Swamp parking area. FMI: 739-2124. July 1, 8 — Open House, Finnish-American Heritage Center, 2-4 p.m., 8 Maple St., West Paris. July 3 — Free weekly teen dance classes through July, 10:30 a.m., Art Moves Dance Studio, Cottage St., Norway. FMI: 7435569. July 7 — Open House, New Gloucester History Barn, Rte. 231, 9 a.m. to noon. July 7 — Herbal preserving workshop, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village, Rte. 26, New Gloucester. FMI: 926-4597. July 7 — Nature hikes at Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village, CROWDED NEST — As four small Eastern Phoebes continue 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., Rte. 26, to grow, the nest outside a window at Laura Chadbourne’s New Gloucester. Eastern Slopes Reg. Airport, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. FMI 935-4711 or HARRISON July 2 — Monday Movie Night, Walt Disney’s Dumbo, 6 p.m., library. July 6 — Harrison Farmers’ Market, 1 to 5 p.m., Harrison

Sweden home is getting to be a little tight. (Photo by Laura Chadbourne) Town Hall parking lot. July 7 — Texas Hold ‘Em Tournament, doors open 11:30 a.m., runs 1-6 p.m., VFW Hall, Waterford Rd. LOVELL June 28 — Writing Group, 1 p.m., library. June 28 — Lovell Invasive Plant Committee, 7 p.m., library. June 29, July 6 — Storytime, Star Babies 10-11 a.m., Dream Catchers 1-2 p.m., library. June 29, July 6 — Bingo, early birds 6:30 p.m., regular bingo 7 p.m., VFW Post #6783. July 2 — Magic Club for G 35, 1-2 p.m., library. July 4 — 4th of July Flea Market, 8 a.m. to noon, Lewis Dana Hill Memorial Library. July 6 — Preschool Storytime, 10 a.m., library. July 7 — Art Group, 9 a.m. to noon, library. July 8 — Lovell Historical Society program: Life growing up in North Lovell, 1 p.m., North Lovell Grange Hall. NAPLES June 28 — Naples Farmers’ Market, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. FMI: 928-2187.

June 29 — Fish Fry, 5:30 p.m., American Legion, Rte. 11. June 29 — Premiere of movie Amazing Love, 7 p.m., Cornerstone Gospel Church, 25 Sebago Rd. FMI: 693-6102. June 30 — Benefit dance for Darren and Jodi Paul family, 8 p.m. to midnight, American Legion, Rte. 11. FMI: 286-1247, 650-4244. July 3 — American Red Cross Blood Drive, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., library. FMI: 1-800-482-0743. July 3 — Storytime, 10:30 a.m., library. RAYMOND June 30 — American Red Cross Blood Drive, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Aubuchon Hardware, Rte. 302. FMI: 1-800-482-0743. July 2 — Storytime for Babies, 10 a.m., for Pre-schoolers, 11 a.m., library. SEBAGO June 27 — Storytime for Toddlers, 10 a.m., library. June 30 — African drumming by Annagret Baier, 7 p.m., Spaulding Library. FMI: 7872321. WATERFORD June 30 — Waterford World’s

##### AREA FOOD PANTRIES BRIDGTON — Bridgton Food Pantry, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesdays, Methodist Church, 98 Main St. FMI: 647-4476. BROWNFIELD — Brownfield Food Pantry, 1 to 5 p.m. third Thursdays, 701 Pequawket Trl. FMI: 935-2333. CASCO — Casco Food Pantry, 4 to 6 p.m. fourth Thursdays, Casco Alliance Church. HARRISON — Harrison Food Pantry, 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Seventh Day Adventist Church, 2 Naples Rd. FMI: 583-6178. FRYEBURG — Food Pantry, Fryeburg Assembly of God, by appointment, 8 Drift Rd. FMI: 935-3129. NAPLES — Naples Food Pantry, 10 a.m. to noon Tuesdays, United Methodist Church, Village Green, FMI: 838-9045; The Food Basket and Kyrie’s Kitchen, 1st & 3rd Mondays, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Naples Town Hall gym, FMI: 6153226. RAYMOND — Raymond Food Pantry, 4-6 p.m., 2nd & 4th Thursdays, Lake Region Baptist Church, 1273 Main St. FMI: 2325830. SEBAGO — Sebago Food Pantry and Clothes Closet,

Nazarene Church, Rte. 114, 4th Tuesdays, 9 to 11 a.m.; clothes closet Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. STANDISH — Catherine’s Cupboard Food Pantry, 6 p.m. Wednesdays, Standish Town Hall, Rte. 35. SWEDEN — Sweden House Food Pantry, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. 1st & 3rd Wednesdays, Sweden Church basement, 137 Bridgton Rd. FMI: 909-208-6377, 2567380. ###### 12 STEP MEETINGS BRIDGTON Monday through Friday — Alcoholics Anonymous, noon to 1 p.m., American Legion, Depot St. O/D Monday — Narcotics Anonymous, 7 p.m. Community Center, 15 Depot St. ODLH Tuesday — Al-Anon, 7:30 p.m., St. Joseph Church, 225 High Street. Thursday — Narcotics Anonymous Women’s Meeting, 7 to 8 p.m., St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, Sweden Rd. (Rte. 93) off Rte. 302. CASCO Monday — Narcotics Anonymous, 7 p.m., Clyde Bailey Drop In Center, 224 Roosevelt Trail (Rte. 302). Monday through Sunday — Alcoholics Anonymous, 9 a.m., Clyde Bailey Drop In Center, 224 Roosevelt Trail (Rte. 302). Tuesday — AA Step Mtgs., 7 p.m., Clyde Bailey Drop In Center, 224 Roosevelt Trail (Rte. 302). Wednesday — Alcoholics Anonymous, 7 to 8 p.m., Clyde Bailey Drop In Center, 224 Roosevelt Trail (Rte. 302). Thursday — Alcoholics Anonymous, 7 a.m., Ladies StepMeeting, 7 to 8 p.m., Clyde Bailey Center, 224 Roosevelt Trail, (Rte. 302) So. Casco. Saturday — AA Beginner’s & Group Mtgs., 7 to 8 p.m., Clyde Bailey Center, 224 Roosevelt Trail, (Rte. 302) So. Casco. HARRISON Sunday — Alcoholics Anonymous, 6:30 p.m., Harrison Congregational Church, corner Route 117 and Dawes Hill Road. NAPLES Thursday — Al-Anon, 7:30 p.m. Beginners Meeting, 7:45 p.m. Open Meeting, Naples Methodist Church, Village Green, side door entrance down stairs. NO. CONWAY, N.H. Wednesday — Adult Children of Alcoholics (& other dysfunctions), 7:30 p.m., Ste. B, Eastern Slope Inn, 2760 White Mtn. Highway, No. Conway, N.H. Friday — Al-Anon, 8 p.m., Gibson Center, Grove St. & White Mtn. Hwy, No. Conway, N.H. WATERFORD Thursday — Adult Children of Alcoholics, 10 a.m., library.

Meeting the criteria to recieve your full Medicare benefits

been out of the hospital or SNF cover your stay. able for free, one-on-one con- a.m. No appointment is nec- Aging (800- 427-7411) and ask for 60 consecutive days. If Stan Cohen, a Medicare sultations at Bridgton Hospital essary. Alternatively, call the for a Medicare advocate. you need more than 100 days Volunteer Counselor, is avail- on Tuesdays from 8:30 to 11 Southern Maine Agency on of care in a SNF within one benefit period, you will need to pay for this additional care yourself. If you have long-term mall Big & S m care insurance, your policy may I Groo ll cover this care, or if you qualify A Them for MaineCare, MaineCare may

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Classified advertising is sold in this space at the rate of $3.50 for 20 words or less and 15¢ a word over 20. All ads are payable in advance. Repeats are charged at the same rate as new ads. Ads taken over the phone must be called in by Monday with payment arriving by Tuesday. A charge of $1.00 per week extra is made for the use of a box number if requested. A Charge of $1.00 per classified is made if billing is necessary. Cards of Thanks and In Memoriams are charged at the same rate as classified ads. Poetry is charged by the inch. Classified display is sold at $6.25 per column inch. Classified advertisers must furnish written copy. The Bridgton News assumes no financial responsibility for typographical errors in advertisements other than to reprint that part of any advertisement in which a typographical error occurs. Advertisers will please notify the business office promptly of any errors that may occur, phone 207-647-2851.

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.



Part of the Chalmers Group

100 Main Street, Bridgton, ME 04009 Phone: 207-647-3311 Fax: 207-647-3003 BN 26

HELP WANTED CLEANER/MAINTENANCE — Retreat center needs support. Flexible schedule. 4 hours/week. Yoga/sauna benefits plus fair hourly wage. References. Denmark 207-452-2929. 4t26x


EXCAVATING – Have hoe, will travel. Site work, foundations dug, back filling, septic systems, sand, loam, gravel. Call Brad Chute, 6534377 or 627-4560. tf44 A QUASNEL COMPANY — Construction Services. Construction old & new, remodels, hardscape, cleanup, cleaning, painting, excavation, drainage, utility installs, property management, facilities maintenance. Free estimates. Griz 207-415-9463 or 2t26x SEMI-RETIRED CONTRACTOR — looking for plumbing and electric work in the local area. Call 647-8026. tf45 GOTC’HA COVERED — Painting. Interior, exterior, deck-staining, power-washing, quality workmanship at affordable rates. Free estimates. Kevin 693-3684. 25t12x


FIREWOOD — Seasoned or green. Cut, split, delivered. Also half cord deliveries. Call Wendall Scribner, 583-4202. 10t21x 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. 11t16x $5 FOR TATTERED – U.S. Flag when purchasing new U.S. Flag 3’x 5’ or larger. Maine Flag & Banner, Windham, 893-0339. tf46 HILLTOP FIREWOOD — Seasoned, $220 cord delivered. Call for details, 890-9300. tf25 BEAUTIFUL ANTIQUE — dining room table and chairs. $2,000. Call 803-2041 for an appointment. tf16

PLEASE CONSIDER – donating your leftover garage sale items and ADMIN/PERSONAL — assistant your attic, basement and closet needed; someone that is dependable, overflow to Harvest Hills Animal hard-working, self-motivating and Shelter. Go to our website www. also good in organizational manage- for details or call 935tf3 ment. Inquiring applicants are to reply 4358, ext. 21 to or SCREENED LOAM — Please call 617-701-3909. 2t25 contact Ron between 5 and 8 p.m. 19t17x CLEANERS NEEDED — for the 647-5173. Saturday Cleans for homes and camps CAMP COTTAGE BUILDING in Bridgton and surrounding area for — 1,058 square feet. (Kitchen, 2 July and August. $20.00/hour. Please bedrooms, bath, living room, porch, call 207-647-4000. 2t25 deck). You move to your site. 425 MOTHER’S HELPER NEEDED Bush Row Road, Denmark. $9,900 or 5t26x — to care for infant to cover when best offer. 207-452-2459. regular sitter out sick. Must be 16+ GE REFRIGERATOR — 25 cubic and have excellent references. 803- feet, stainless, Energy Star system. 2101. 2t25 $500. 647-8910. 1t25x FARM STAND HELP WANTED FIRE­ARMS – Sup­plies. Buy, sell, — Seasonal work selling locally trade. Wan­ted, firearms, ammunition grown food. Customer service, regis- & mili­tary items. Swe­den Trad­ing ter skills needed, basic kitchen skills a Post. 207-647-8163. tf43 plus. $9/hour. Inquiries: Pie Tree OrPERENNIALS — chard, Sweden. (207) 647-9419. 2t26 LARGE Wholesale to everyone. LCR LOOKING FOR CHILDCARE Landscaping, Conway, N.H. Call for — provider for family childcare in appointment 603-236-2699. tf Casco. Need to be CPR and first aid trained. 35-40 hours a week. Experi- CAMPERS FIREWOOD — ½ ence needed. Please call 627-3288 cord loads. Please call Ron at 647or e-mail resume Brooksfamilychild- 5173 between 5 and 8 p.m. Thank 23t17x 2t25 you.


70 Fairview Drive Fryeburg, ME 04037 Phone 207-935-3351 Fax 207-935-2454

Licensed Social Worker

Fryeburg Health Care Center is a 74-bed facility which includes skilled nursing, long-term nursing, and assisted living beds. Our management staff is experienced and works cohesively as a team. We are looking for a positive individual, licensed in the State of Maine, to join our staff. Competitive salary and benefits available for the right candidate. Send resume and compensation requirements to: James Dutton, Administrator, Fryeburg Health Care Center 70 Fairview Drive, Fryeburg, ME 04037 EOE



GREEN FIREWOOD — $200 per CASCO — Completely furnished cord, minimum 2 cords for delivery. rooms, heat, lights & cable TV Call 925-1138. tf21 included. $120 weekly. No pets. Call cell, 207-650-3529. tf44 HAY, SQUARE BALES — 1st crop, picked up in the field. $3.25/bale, HARRISON — Mobile home, picked up at the barn, $4.25/bale. country setting. Utilities not included, Ring Farm, Bridgton. 647-8475. 4t25 $550 month. First, last & security needed, references required. No pets, FIREWOOD — Green, $175 cord. no smoking. Call 583-4740 or 329595-4016, 583-4227. 2t25x 0062. 4t25 COLEMAN POP-UP — camping HARRISON — Main Street, sunny trailer. Sleeps 5-6. Very good condition. 2nd floor 2-bedroom apartment, fully Clean. $1,000. 583-6358. 2t25x -applianced in “like new” condition. 1970 17-FT GLASTRON — with 85 Available now at $895/month heat hp engine, trailer and extras. Runs great. included. For information or to apply, $1,200. Call 1-443-994-4272. 1t26x contact Susan at Heritage Rentals at 207-583-6001. tf42

positions will be responsible for spring and fall cleanup, mowing and regular maintenance of Town-owned properties including parks, cemeteries, and beaches. A State of Maine driver’s license and a good driving record are required. A job description is available at the Town Office or can be viewed on the Town’s website: Please forward letter of interest and resume to Sharon Jackson, Town Manager, 16 Lovewell Pond Road, Fryeburg, ME 04037, or e-mail to Resumes will be accepted until July 12. Fryeburg is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Please submit cover letter and resume to: or mail to Chalmers Insurance Group c/o Human Resource, PO Box 189 Bridgton, ME 04009


BRIDGTON — In-town, 2-bedroom house with attached garage. No smoking, no pets. $800 month plus utilities. Call 583-2958. 2t25x


Office Clerk/Administrative Assistant

The Town of Fryeburg is accepting resumes for the full-time position (32 hours) of Office Clerk/Administrative Assistant. This position will provide the first line of customer service to the citizens, assist the Administrative Department with day-to-day tasks, and serve as backup, processing payroll and accounts payable for the Finance Director. Candidates must be able to demonstrate computer proficiency in the Windows Desktop Environment and with Microsoft Word; possess excellent customer service skills; strong math skills; ability to multitask; need minimal supervision; experience working with municipal software (Trio/Harris) is a plus. A full range of benefits including health insurance and retirement are offered. Please forward letter of interest and resume to Sharon Jackson, Town Manager, Town of Fryeburg, 16 Lovewell Pond Road, Fryeburg, ME 04037, or e-mail to Resumes will be accepted until July 12. Fryeburg is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Quality Manager – Commercial Lines


FRYEBURG ACADEMY Immediate Job Opening Student Records and Database Administrator Fryeburg Academy is seeking a hardworking, friendly and professional individual to manage student records. The successful candidate will be very computer literate and proficient, have superior communication skills, have excellent attention to detail, and be a dedicated team player. Some of the duties of the employee include, but are not limited to: overseeing student records, compiling reports, editing letters, working with students and parents, disseminating student report cards and transcripts, and keeping the student database current. The individual will work closely with and report to the Academic Dean and the Director of School and College Counseling Services. This is a year round position of twenty hours per week. The successful candidate must be able to work up to forty hours a week during the busiest times which include the start of the school year and the end of each semester. Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest, a resume and three references to: Joseph Manning, Academic Dean by e-mail: or post: Joseph Manning, Fryeburg Academy 745 Main Street, Fryeburg ME 04037. Applications should be submitted by July 10th, 2012.

Account Manager – Personal Lines

SKILLS/QUALIFICATIONS: Proficient computer skills required to enter, access, or retrieve client data from agency management system and company websites. Proficiency with Microsoft Word/Excel/Outlook. Highly-organized and detail-oriented. Fast and accurate processing skills. Professional appearance and attitude. Product knowledge and dependability. Designations are a plus, but not necessary.

BRIDGTON — Large sunny twobedroom apartment, hardwood floors, granite countertops, off-street parking, large shared back yard, washer/dryer hookup. $650 monthly, security deposit required. Utilities not included. 207-625-8812. 3t24x



MINIMUM EXPERIENCE: 2 years, preferably in personal lines insurance EDUCATION: High School Diploma/Equivalent; college coursework preferred LICENSURE/CERTIFICATION: Property & Casualty Producer’s License preferred, is required within first year of employment


HOUSE — Available July 1st. 3bedroom/1-bath, home built 2005. tile/hardwood. Dead end street/nice DOWNTOWN HARRISON — yard/deck/storage shed. $1,075. 207900-square-foot, 1-bedroom, bright, 319-5772. tf24 sunny, wood floors, second level, no smoking. $690 includes heat and hot NORTH BRIDGTON — Nice onewater. Call 332-0060. 3t24x bedroom apartment, easy access, great location. Non-smokers, no pets. $650 LOVELL — Serene. Quiet. Very large per month, heat included. 617-272apartment: 1 bedroom, full kitchen & 6815. 4t25 bath, and living room with fireplace in new carriage house. $995 month BRIDGTON — 1850s renovated includes electricity, laundry hookup, farmhouse. Three bedrooms or two VEHI­CLES FOR SALE and 50% of heat. Mountain views and bedrooms & office, open kitchen BRIDGTON — 2-3 bedroom apart- Kezar Lake access. No pets/no smok- w/cathedral ceiling, 2 wood-burning JESUS IS LORD – new and used ment. Neat, clean, gas heat, laundomat ing. 1 year lease/first and security de- stoves, 2 decks, attached barn. $895 auto parts. National locator. Most on premises. Call Jerry at 831-0368. posit/reference check required. (207) month. Call 978-387-6640. tf22 parts 2 days. Good used cars. Ovide’s 3t24x 2t26x 925-6586. Used Cars, Inc., Rte. 302 Bridg­ton, WANTED 207-647-5477. tf30 BRIDGTON — 16 South High Street. HARRISON — 1-bedroom, 2nd CRAFTERS WANTED — for craft Non-smoking, no pets. Efficiency unit floor, cozy in-law apartment, 3/4 bath, fair July 13-14, 9-2, at Bridgton ComFOR RENT private deck, quiet area, 2 miles from on second floor. Includes heat, hot waNORTH BRIDGTON — 1-bedroom ter, rubbish service, off-street parking. town. Perfect for single person. $475/ munity Center. Rent a table for $20/ apartment, short walk to public beach, Coin-op laundry on site. Quiet, safe, month plus heat (propane). No pets/ day or $30 both days. Benefits Launo smoking, no pets, $425 per month building close to village. $500 month. smoking. Call 207-647-4000. 2t25 rie Carter Bergen Memorial Softball plus first, last & security. 647-4436. First, last and security requested. Ref- NAPLES — Second floor, one-bed- Field. Call Lynn Carter, 627-7380. tf19 erences checked. 207-632-8510. tf17 room apartment. All utilities included, 2t26 BRIDGTON — Furnished 1- FRYEBURG — 1-bedroom effi- $700 per month based on single ocbedroom apartment. Heat & utilities ciency apartment, gorgeous mountain cupancy. No smoking. Furnishings REAL ESTATE FOR SALE tf21 included. $175 per week plus security views, a/c & cable provided. No pets. available. Call 310-8664. NAPLES — 5-bedroom with full indeposit. Call 647-3565. tf38 $550 month plus utilities. Call 207- WEST BRIDGTON — 2-bedroom, law apartment, dock on Sebago, rights 415-1444. 3t24 1-bath, 2-level apartment with large to 3rd beach. $390,000. Call Chris, deck and storage area on Moose 207-693-4408. tf15 Pond with dock. $715 month includes LAKEFRONT — Denmark. Moose heat. Security deposit and application required. Dogs considered, no cats. Pond 2.18 acres, 184 feet shorefront Pics available. 207-647-4000. 2t25 with dock. Mountain Road, Firelane HELP WANTED #56, $350,000. 207-452-2569. tf23 NAPLES — 3-bedroom mobile Seasonal Maintenance Workers home with huge master addition. Very WATERFORD — 4 and 5 acre The Town of Fryeburg is accepting resumes for two (2) seasonal bright with many updates. Large yard, lots with mountain and lake views. not in a park. On Kansas Rd. $750 a Paved road/power.$65K up. Owner maintenance workers to each work 30 hours per week under the month & utilities & deposit. Available financing. direction of the Public Works Department. The persons filling these 1t26x 7/1. Call 221-3423. tf22 Tel: 207-743-8703.


GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF RESPONSIBILITIES: Provides service to clients’ changing insurance needs by selling personal lines insurance products as well as servicing existing accounts, reviewing coverages, increasing retention through account rounding, and upselling. Service duties include policy and endorsement issuance, customer and company correspondence, automated policy rating, agent management system (client database) upkeep.


We are seeking a very special Registered Nurse Case Manager to share our Passion for Compassion. The successful candidate will possess solid nursing knowledge and judgment in order to manage a wide variety of patient needs and ages. Home care nursing requires the ability to be empathetic, detail-oriented, hardworking, flexible and caring. An understanding of the broader health care system ensures patients and clients receive appropriate services in the environment which best meets the care goals of the patient. Home Care nursing includes caring for and educating the family unit as they work toward complete recovery or to adjust to an altered lifestyle. Our environment is very supportive, fun-loving, team-oriented and, above all, caring. We are committed to our mission and we would welcome the opportunity to meet with you if you feel you are a match for our agency. Previous Home Care experience is preferred. However, we may be willing to train an outstanding new nurse. Creative thinking is highly encouraged, computer experience is required, time management is essential and a sense of humor is expected. Visiting Nurse Home Care and Hospice of Carroll County Box 432 North Conway, NH 03860 603-356-7006 1T26CD

GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES — works behind the scenes to quality control all new business policies, renewals and policy endorsements for accuracy and thoroughness. Works with insurance carriers and Account Managers to ensure a quality product. MINIMUM EXPERIENCE: 2 years, preferably in personal lines insurance EDUCATION: High School Diploma/Equivalent; college coursework preferred LICENSURE/CERTIFICATION: Property & Casualty Producer’s License preferred, is required within first year of employment SKILLS/QUALIFICATIONS: Proficient computer skills required to enter, access, or retrieve client data from agency management system (AMS 360) and company websites. Proficiency with Microsoft Word/Excel/Outlook. Highly-organized and detail-oriented. Fast and accurate processing skills. Professional appearance and attitude. Product knowledge and dependability. Designations are a plus, but not necessary. Please submit cover letter and resume to: or mail to Chalmers Insurance Group c/o Human Resource, PO Box 189 Bridgton, ME 04009


Early Head Start Home Visitor – Two Positions Fryeburg & Rumford Our Children’s Services Department is seeking two Early Head Start Home Visitors — one in the Fryeburg Head Start Center and one in the Chisholm Center in Rumford. We are looking for two dedicated, energetic and resourceful individuals. The Home Visitor will work with families with children birth to age five, or expectant parents, delivering developmentally appropriate activities by partnering with parents to utilize their teaching and parenting skills within their home environment; monitor children’s progress through ongoing assessments and written observations; and, advocate for families as needed by collaborating with other social service agencies and programs. The Fryeburg position is 32 hours/week and the Rumford position is 40 hours/week. Both are 48 to 52 weeks/year with a pay range of $10.00 – $12.75 per hour depending on education and experience. To qualify: Associate’s degree in Social Work, Early Childhood Education or related field is required. A minimum of two years home visiting experience is highly recommended. Knowledge of Fryeburg or Rumford area social service networks is desired. Background checks must be completed prior to hire; physical exam and TB screening are completed upon hire; valid driver’s license and vehicle with liability insurance is also required. Community Concepts offers a comprehensive benefits package. For more information or to view the job description, please visit our website at For specific information about the job, call Julia Schrader at 935-3911, ext. 202 for the Fryeburg position; or, Doreen Madore at 369-9176, ext. 3001 for the Rumford position. Interested and qualified applicants must submit a cover letter, resume and Community Concepts’ Application for Employment (available at all of our business sites and on our website). Deadline for submitting application materials is July 6, 2012 Send all 3 required items to: Community Concepts Inc. Attn: Barb Bishop, Human Resources PO Box 278 South Paris, ME 04281


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perity. Instead, it produced a brief period of “Reaganomics,” false prosperity fueled by cheap money, then a flurry of reckless Wall Street speculation, then the Great Recession of 2008. To quote Yogi Berra, “It’s like déjà vu all over again.” We’ve bought the snake oil called trickle-down economics twice, and we’ve been burned twice. Now Mitt Romney is selling it again. If we fall for it a third time, may God have mercy on us. We’ll need it. Rev. Robert Plaisted Bridgton




like to extend our thanks to bus drivers, Scott Dyer and Glen Willette, for their expert driving and upbeat attitudes. We also need to thank Hannaford, Food City, The Umbrella Factory (dba Tony’s Foodland) and Naples Subway for providing us with food and drinks for the trip. Thanks also to Chuck Hamaty and The Shirt Shop, who helped us give each student a t-shirt to remember the adventure. All year, we’ve been thanking the community for the tremendous support we’ve received. And we’re sure we’ve left a few people or businesses out — please know that we do appreciate your help. But, our final “thank you” must go to the graduates who came on the trip with us. This community should be proud of these young people who had a wonderful time and truly appreciated all the effort that went into bringing the Project Graduation event together. We wish them all the best as they look forward to what the future years will bring. Loralee Leach Project Grad 2012



Hoover. Now, Ford loathed public speaking and avoided it whenever possible, yet there he sat, staring grimly into the camera as he woodenly recited his prepared script, assuring people that “President Hoover’s policies are best for the country.” Welcome to the delusional world of the true believer, an alternate universe in which people cling to demonstrably false ideas no matter how much contrary evidence is available to them. The true believer mindset can distort the thinking even of a man as intelligent and creative as Henry Ford. Between 1929 and 1932, unemployment in the United States skyrocketed from under 3% to nearly 30%. Shortly before Ford made that campaign commercial, he laid off 75,000 workers and cut automobile production to 20% of what it had been four years earlier. By 1932, every reasonable person in America understood that Hoover’s policies were disastrous for the country, but true believers aren’t reasonable. Hoover’s policy was, of course, “trickle-down economics.” Treasury Secretary Andrew Mellon — one of the world’s first billionaires — seized upon a discredited theory from the 19th century Gilded Age and sold it to three consecutive Republican administrations. So, Hoover campaigned on Mellon’s false idea, namely, that when people pour money into the pockets of the wealthy, they will create jobs and their profits will “trickle down” to ordinary citizens, producing endless prosperity. By 1932, that nonsense had produced instead a massive gulf between the few rich and the millions of poor, which led to a collapse of demand and the Great Depression. True believers never quit, unfortunately. By 1980, memories of the Depression had faded and a movie star named Ronald Reagan dusted off trickle-down economics, gave it a fresh coat of paint, and re-sold it to the public as “supply-side economics.” Again, we were assured that subsidizing the wealthy with tax cuts and loopholes would produce endless pros-


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AUBURN — Albert N. Binette, 88, formerly of Great Falls Plaza died Thursday, June 21, 2012 at Clover Manor, where he had resided since April. He was born in Newmarket, N.H. on Aug. 14, 1923, the son of William and Flora (Dionne) Binette. He was a graduate of Biddeford High School. He was a U.S. Army Air Corps veteran, having served his country during World War II. On June 21, 1959, he married Marcelle T. Trudeau. She died on April 17, 2008. He worked as a plumber and pipefitter for the UA Local 783 Maine Chapter for 40 years until his retirement. In the 1960s, Albert and his wife owned and operated the Happy Rest Motel in Old Orchard Beach. A member of St. Louis Church in Auburn, Albert enjoyed going fishing and hunting especially at Sonny Gagnon’s camp in Andover. He is survived by his sons, Jude Binette of Lewiston and Andre Binette of Auburn; his daughters, Frances Deshaies of Tucson, Ariz. and Helene Gagnon of Raymond; and his seven grandchildren. Besides his wife, he was predeceased by a grandson. A funeral Mass was held Wednesday at St. Louis Church. Committal services and interment followed in Gracelawn Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Albert’s name to the American Lung Association, Maine Chapter, 122 State St., Augusta, ME 04330. Arrangements under the care of Dostie Funeral Home, 2151 Lisbon Road, Lewiston.

GORHAM — Durward Benjamin “Ben” Worster, 29, died on Wednesday, June 20, 2012, at Frye’s Leap on Sebago Lake. Ben was born on July 14, 1982, in Portland, the son of the Durward R. Worster and Christy L. (Austin) Cousins. Ben attended Gorham High School and shortly thereafter enlisted in the military, and was stationed at Fort Hood in Texas. A superior shot, he became a decorated Army Sniper as a Team Leader 1st Platoon, 2nd Quad, 2-5 1st Calvary during his tour in Iraq. He was awarded numerous honors and medals, including the Army Commendation Medal, distinction from the U.S. Army Sniper School and Advanced Marksmanship and Sniper Operations, as well as holding expert military qualifications in 11 different weapons systems. Upon receiving his honorable discharge from the Army, Ben became a part of another distinguished brotherhood as an officer of the Maine Correctional Center in Windham. The consummate daredevil, Ben was an avid snowboarder, water sportsman and motorcyclist, where he regularly wowed his friends and onlookers with his fearless attitude and incredible abilities. Ben also loved hunting, fishing, shooting with his Dad and Gram, but nothing made him happier than spending the day with his five-year-old daughter, Emma. His razor-sharp wit and clever comebacks were, along with his famous collection of snarky t-shirts, legendary, and he never failed to make everyone around him snort with laughter on a daily basis. Ben will be deeply and sorely missed by his family, Kati, and all of his friends, especially those whom he loved like brothers, and of course, his dogs, Hunter and Daphne. The light of his big smile has gone out in our lives, and we will miss him terribly. In addition to his parents, Ben is survived by his daughter, Emma L. Worster of Gorham; his sister, Angela M. (Worster) Keith of Durham; his stepfather, Barry L. Cousins of Gorham; his stepmother, Kathleen E. Worster of Naples; his maternal grandmother, Cynthia N. Austin of Gorham; his paternal grandparents, Durward W. and Thelma M. Worster of Kingman; as well as his aunts, uncles, cousins and stepsiblings. Funeral services were held at St. Anne’s Catholic Church, Route 25, Gorham, on Wednesday, June 27, 2012, at 1 p.m. Private burial was in the Eastern Cemetery, Gorham. For online condolences, please visit Arrangements by the Dolby & Dorr Funeral Chapel, Gorham. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in memory of Ben to benefit his daughter, Emma L. Worster at TD Bank, 95 Main St., Gorham, ME 04038.

BOSTON, MASS. — Willard H. “Bill” Doherty, 60, passed away on Wednesday, June 20, 2012 at the Tufts New England Medical Center in Boston, Mass. Beloved son of the late Willard H. and Dorothy T. (Mello) Doherty, Bill was born in Weymouth, Mass. and was a 1971 graduate of Braintree High School. He had lived on the South Shore all his life, most recently at Fair Haven Rest Home in Middleboro. Music was Bill’s gift and passion. He delighted in his weekly visits with his family. Bill was the beloved brother of Jeanne Narcotta of Quincy, Mass., Carol Ann “Sandy” Kelly of Fryeburg, John C. Narcotta of East Bridgewater, Mass., Michael Doherty of Cambridge, Mass., Nancy Knowlton of Dorchester, Mass. and the late Jeffrey Narcotta of Abington, Mass. He is also survived by 10 nieces and nephews, and 11 great-nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends are invited to attend memorial visiting hours in the McDonald Funeral Home, in South Weymouth, Mass., at 809 Main Street (Route 18) on Thursday from 4 to 7 p.m. Services at the funeral home will be celebrated on Friday at 11 a.m. followed by interment in the Blue Hill Cemetery, Braintree, Mass. Donations in Bill’s memory may be made to either: Music & Memory at or the charity of your choice.

Glenice M. Hutchins FALMOUTH — Glenice Mae Caton Hutchins, 80, passed away on June 23, 2012 in the presence of her loving family, as the result of injuries sustained in a car accident. Glenice was born in Lewiston on Aug. 4, 1931 to Maurice E. and Hazel (Grover) Caton. She graduated from Lisbon High School, Fisher College in Boston and received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Southern Maine in 1970 and her master’s degree in 1978. She taught elementary school in Falmouth for 23 years and was loved by her students, who often came up to her years later to thank her. She worked at the Cedars Nursing Care Center as a part-time receptionist from 1993 until the year of her death. She was a member of the Religious Society of Friends, Durham Meeting; United Teaching Profession; Falmouth Education Association; Maine Teachers Association; National Teachers Association. She was active in the Falmouth Historical Society, volunteered for the American Cancer Society as a reach to recovery volunteer after her first breast cancer surgery in 1985 and on the committee for the Living With Cancer Conference held each year in Augusta. She also volunteered for the Salvation Army, correcting Bible study lessons for prisoners. She was a hospice volunteer from 1997 to 2002. She lived her life with grace, courage, and a true love for others. She will be deeply missed by everyone whose life she touched. She loved learning and supported all of her grandchildren in their search for higher education. She was predeceased by her parents; her brother, Carl Caton; and her husband Wendell W. Hutchins. She is survived by her son Bradley Hutchins of Gray; her daughters, Beth Anne King of Freeport and Donna Ross of Bridgton; her brother, Donald of Florida; her sister, Arlene Rand; many nieces, nephews, greatnieces and nephews; her seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and her loving partner of the last 12 years, Albert Andersen. A memorial service was held on Tuesday, June 26, 2012 at the Durham Friends Meetinghouse on Route 125 in Durham. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, Topsham, ME.

Graveside Service Maurice E. Robbins

HARRISON — Family and friends are asked to gather for the burial service of Maurice E. Robbins on Saturday, July 7, 2012 at 3 p.m. The service will be at Bolster’s Mills Cemetery in Harrison. Maurice died on April 4, 2012. The cemetery is a natural field. The family would like you to be comfortable. Dress casually and if you would like, bring a chair.

Graveside Service Joan H. Hotchkiss and Earl C. Hotchkiss

Friends and family are invited to a joint graveside service for Joan Holt Hotchkiss, who passed away June 4, 2011, and her husband, Earl C. Hotchkiss, who passed away April 15, 2003, at the North Bridgton Cemetery on Saturday, July 7, at 11 a.m. A reception will be held immediately thereafter at the Long Lake home of Will and Dion Alden Holt, 12 Holt Lane, North Bridgton.

Ruthanne Hutchins

CAPE ELIZABETH — Ruthanne Hutchins, 63, of Cape Elizabeth, died on June 23, 2012, at Maine Medical Center. Ruthanne was born on July 7, 1948, the daughter of Lawrence and Eleanor Hutchins of Lyman. Ruthanne was an active contributor to the local arts community, her favorites being the Portland Museum of Art and Strawberry Banke Museum. She also enjoyed attending shows at Merrill Auditorium. In addition, Ruthanne was a lifelong, avid fan of the Boston Red Sox. Ruthanne was an employee of Maine Medical Center for 27 years, working in the Development Office. She was predeceased by her parents, Lawrence and Eleanor. Her survivors include three brothers, Paul of Sebago, Mark of Lyman and Larry of Lyman. At the families’ request, there will be no service. At a later date, her family will gather at one of her favorite places, Two Lights State Park, in her honor.

Ruth H. Moore

FAIRFIELD, CALIF. — Ruth H. Moore, 89, of Fairfield, Calif. and formerly of Bridgton, died Wednesday, June 13, 2012 in California. She was born in West Baldwin, a daughter of Herbert and Ethel York Whitten. She was educated in Baldwin schools. Ruth was a homemaker all of her life. She was a former member of the Disabled Veterans’ Auxiliary and AARP.  She was predeceased by her husband, Roland D. Moore, in 1998.  She is survived by a son, Rodney D. Moore of Fairfield, Calif.; a daughter, Muriel D. Nash of Virginia Beach, Va.; nine grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren, and four great-great grandchildren.  There will be no visiting hours. A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 30, at Wood Funeral Home, 9 Warren Street, in Fryeburg with the Rev. Cathy Cantin officiating. Burial will be in Forest Hills Annex Cemetery, Bridgton.  Online condolences may be expressed to the family at

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Our family would like to convey our sincere thanks and grateful appreciation for all the kindness, compassion and support our beloved wife, mother and grandmother, Gail A. Harmon, received from so many over the last two years of her life. We feel deeply blessed to be part of such a caring, generous and responsive community.

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Emil J. Spear YARMOUTH — Emil J. Spear, 60, of Yarmouth and formerly of Portland, died on Saturday, June 16, 2012, at the Brentwood Rehab & Nursing Center after a long illness. Emil is now at peace with his mother and father. Emil was born in Portland on Dec. 6, 1951, the son of the late Howard J. and Patricia E. (Fantasia) Spear. He grew up in Portland, attending local area schools and playing little league baseball. He was a communicant of Sacred Heart Church in Portland. Emil enjoyed rooting for all the Boston area sports teams. He also loved classical music. He is survived by his daughter, Kristal Vargo-Ward of Raymond; his brother, Howard F. Spear of Westbrook; his two sisters, Donna M. (Spear) Flaherty of Lewiston and Patricia A. Wheeler-Crichton of South Portland; brothers Richard A., William R. and Leo S. Clark, all of Portland, James A. Clark of Lewiston and Harry W. Clark of Westbrook; as well as a granddaughter, several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brother, Andrew Y. Skinner. There will be no services. Arrangements are under the care of Advantage Funeral & Cremation Services, 981 Forest Avenue, Portland. Please visit to sign Emil’s guestbook. Memorial contributions may be made in Emil’s name to: Brentwood Rehab & Nursing Center Patient Activities, 370 Portland St., Yarmouth, ME 04096.

Barbara E. Scribner Barbara Elise (Wing) Scribner, age 84, died June 22, 2012 at Maple Crest Nursing Home in Madison (formerly of Eustis). She was born in Lewiston on November 12, 1927, the daughter of John Viles and Edna Gertrude (Davis) Wing. She attended schools in Flagstaff and Stratton, graduating from Gould Academy. After graduating from high school, she attended Cadet Nursing Corps in Portland. On April 4, 1947 she married Sheridan Scribner in Stratton. Over the years she was employed by a number of businesses including Tim Pond Camps, owned and operated Flagstaff Lake Camps in Eustis, Stratton Post Office, Papoose Pond Camping Area in North Waterford, Kingfield Savings Bank, and Cathedral Pines Campground, where she was a director for many years. Barbara was very social and enjoyed the time she spent with family and friends as a member of Eastern Star, the Stratton PTA (president), J.V. Wing Snowmobile Club, and the Arnold Trail Snowmobile Club. She also loved spending time fishing, bird hunting, knitting, cooking, gardening, snowmobiling and she cherished the time spent with family, especially her grandchildren. She is survived by her husband Sheridan Scribner of Eustis; two sons, Gregory Scribner and wife Sandra of Eustis, and Jeffrey Scribner and wife Wendy of Denmark; three granddaughters, Carrie Scribner and husband Joe Mountford of Jackson, N.H., Ellie Toivonen and husband Hannu of Scarborough, Katie Scribner and companion Klint Rolbiecki and his son Kaine of Coplin Plantation; a grandson, Casey Scribner and wife Kelly and daughter Kasey of Bridgton. Barbara was predeceased by her parents and brother John Viles Wing Jr. The family wishes to thank both the Maple Crest Nursing Home and the Beacon Hospice staff for their never-ending care and dedication to taking care of Barbara as well as the visiting family. You are the greatest. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Sunday, July 1, 2012, at the New Eustis Cemetery on Perry Road. All are invited to the home of Sandy and Greg for refreshments and conversation directly following the service. In lieu of flowers, friends who wish may make donations in Barbara’s memory to the Franklin Animal Shelter, c/o Jo Rumley, 550 Industry Road, Farmington, ME 04938. Arrangements under the care and direction of Dan & Scott’s Cremation & Funeral Service, 445 Waterville Road, Skowhegan, ME 04976.

Elinor Mains SOUTH CASCO — Elinor Leavitt “Grama” Mains, age 84, died June 22, 2012, at Bridgton Health Care Center. She was born in Naples on Dec. 22, 1927, the daughter of D. Russell and Gladys Rogers Leavitt. Elinor graduated from Bridgton High School in 1946. She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary Post 155 in Naples for 25 years. She was a member of the Edes Falls Sewing Circle, a Trustee of the Murch Cemetery and the Chairman of the Casco War Veterans Monument. She was employed as the Deli Manager for Federal Foods in Windham for 11 years and then became a cook at Bridgton Hospital for 15 years, and she worked at the Casco Inn for six years. Elinor is predeceased by her husband John in 1984; four brothers, Roger, Merle, Paul and Richard Leavitt; and three sisters, Jeannie Garcia, Pauline Martikainen and Josephine Tenney. Surviving are her daughters, Bonnie and husband James Canfield of Naples, Joan and her husband Glenn Cannell of Bridgton, Carol and her husband Darryl Watkins of Yarmouth, John Mains and Wendy Cox of Naples, and Richard and his wife Eileen Mains of Naples. Elinor, lovingly referred to as ”Gram,” is also survived by 11 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews. She is also survived by two sisters, Evelyn and her husband James “Coot” Morton of Naples, Violet McNaughton of E. Hartford, Conn. and a sister-in-law Marian Leavitt of Naples/Norway. During her lifetime Elinor was lovingly referred to as “Gram” by not only her own grandchildren and great-grandchildren, but by all of their friends as well. She had a heart big enough to become “Gram” to any child that wanted or needed one and she did. At Elinor’s request there will be a grave side service only, to be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, June 30, 2012 at The Murch Cemetery, Rt. 302, South Casco, Maine. In lieu of flowers donations in her memory may be made to the Edes Falls Sewing Circle, 23 Mill Lane, Naples, ME 04055. Arrangements are by Hall Funeral Home, Casco.


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SCARBOROUGH — James D. Holmes, 67, of Scarborough, passed away on Friday, June 22, 2012, at Gosnell Memorial Hospice House with his loving family by his side. He was the loving husband of Barbara E. (Williams) Holmes. Jim was born on Oct. 16, 1944, in Portland, the son of the late Cyril and Gladys (Cannon) Holmes. He attended Portland schools and graduated from Portland High School. He spent the last 18 years as the general manager and locksmith for Lock, Stock & Barrel in Portland. Barbara and Jim were married in 1965 in Portland and began to raise their family. Second only to the Lord, his wife and son’s family were the center of everything he did. James was an active member of the Rock Church for the past 10 years, serving as the lead usher for many years and was instrumental in starting the Men’s Group. He had a passion for serving people, as well as being a surrogate grandfather to the children of the church; he was always on bended knee welcoming the children. Jim enjoyed playing golf with his son and best friend Marty and had a passion for muscle cars and attended car shows as far away as Pennsylvania. He restored and was very proud of his 1969 Dodge GTX, which he would enter into several of the car shows and won first prize in Bonny Eagle one year. He will be sadly missed by his wife of 47 years Barbara; his beloved son, Keith E. Holmes of Oakland; his three sisters, Donna Croce of Westbrook, Sandra Yates of Casco and Linda Welch formerly of Westbrook; a brother, Dennis Holmes of Scarborough; a grandchild; and many nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a celebration of Jim’s life to be held on Saturday, June 30, 2012, at 1 p.m., at EastPoint Christian Church, City Line Drive, Portland. Arrangements are under the care of Advantage Funeral & Cremation Services, 981 Forest Avenue, Portland. Please visit to sign Jim’s guest book. In lieu of flowers, Jim’s desire was to have donations made to: The Rock Church Benevolence Fund, 66 Gorham Rd., Scarborough, ME 04074.

AUBURN — Bryant Berry, 80, of Casco, passed away on Friday, June 22, 2012 after a sudden illness. He was born in Casco on July 7, 1931, a son of Everett and Lucy (Edwards) Berry. During his life, Bryant was an employee of Hancock Lumber in Casco for more than 30 years. He was an avid hunter and fisherman. He also loved gardening and spending time with his family and friends. He is survived by his daughter, Lucy Jackson of Casco; stepsons, Brian Osier of Casco and Donnie Osier, now living in New York; and six grandchildren. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.oxfordhillsfuneralservices. com. Bryant did not want a traditional funeral so a celebration of life will be held at his home on Meadow Road in Casco on Saturday, July 7, from 1 to 3 p.m. with a graveside service to follow at Green Grove Cemetery in Casco. In lieu of flowers, please send donations in Bryant’s memory to the Hospice House, 236 Stetson Road, Auburn, ME 04210. Arrangements under the care of Oxford Hills and Weston Funeral Services, 1037 Main Street, Oxford.

Sarah E. Littlefield, 78, of Sebago and Bridgton, passed away June 20, 2012 at Androscoggin Hospice House after a long illness. Sarah was born June 1, 1934 in Orono, one of eight children to John Lawrence Taylor and Charlotte Ella Whitney. She was raised by her grandfather, Oswald Luck, and lived in North Bridgton. She married Norman Littlefield and they moved to Sebago, where they raised their four children. Early in her marriage, she would go house-to-house as a beautician; a trade she was very proud of. In the mid 1960s, she began her long work career at Bridgton Knitting Mill. She left there after 24 years due to health reasons. Sarah was a dedicated worker, often working double shifts in order to help provide for her family. Sarah was also very dedicated to her family. For years, while still working the night shift at the mill, she would take care of her grandchildren during the day. She loved having family around and truly appreciated impromptu visits from friends. After her husband died in 2003, Sarah was even more involved with doing for others. She loved to knit hats and mittens, mostly for children. All of her grandchildren have been the proud receiver of at least one pair of mittens to start each winter. She also would knit items for hospitals NIC units and donated many hat and mitten sets to local daycare providers. Sarah is survived by her children, Cindy of Bridgton and Pennsylvania, Kenny of Sebago, David of Sebago and Michael-Paul of Bridgton, seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; her brother, Otis of Lewiston; her sister, Ginny of New Hampshire; as well as many nieces and nephews. There will be no funeral service. If anyone wishes to make a donation in her name, the family suggests Androscoggin Hospice House.

RAYMOND — Irene Laura Golding, 69, of Crockett Road, passed away peacefully on Sunday, June 24, 2012, at a Portland hospital. Born and raised in Cumberland, she was the daughter of Jerold F. and Irene A. Pinette Scruton. Always a wonderful homemaker, she also worked as a parts and service clerk at a local marina. She loved watching sports of all different kinds, especially the Red Sox, and attended many games with her brother. She also loved bingo and her monthly outings with classmates. She enjoyed her cats, Lewis and Blake, and spending time making the best birthday dinners ever! Irene was a strong, smart, caring person with an unmatched wit. She had an infectious laugh and a smile that would warm your heart. In the summer, she loved to go boating and loved hunting in the winter. She was predeceased by her husband, James E. Golding Sr. in January 2000, Surviving her are a son, Mark E. Golding of Raymond; a daughter, Marjorie A. Larrivee of Raymond; a brother, Paul Scruton of Avon Park, Fla.; several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews, all in Kansas; as well as many other family members and friends. Services will be private. Arrangements are under the direction of Dolby Funeral Chapel, Windham. Online condolences, may be expressed at In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to: The American Lung Association of Maine, 122 State St., Augusta, ME 04330.

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CUMBERLAND — Casey Elizabeth Green, 22, of Cumberland, died in a car accident on June 22, 2012. Born in Stoneham Mass., on March 18, 1990, she was the cherished daughter of Rick and Dawna Green. Graduating from Greely High School in 2008, Casey was studying criminal justice and business at Southern Maine Community College. Casey had a keen eye for style and beauty. At her job as assistant manager at Deb Shops, her artistic ability showed in how she carried herself and how she loved helping others look their best. She loved her family, especially brother Adam and sister Erica. When she was younger, she played hockey, soccer and softball, but her true love was singing. She had a wonderful voice, performing with Wescustogo Youth Chorale and Musica de Filia for many years. Casey was a member of the Tuttle Road Methodist Church; and a former member of its Praise Team. Besides her parents and siblings, Casey is survived by her beloved grandparents, Virginia and Paul Nickerson of Stoneham, Mass.; eight aunts and uncles including Steve and Laurie Green of Casco; 10 first cousins and one first cousin once removed; her boyfriend, Matt Blanchard, whom she loved very much. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, June 29, 2012 at the Tuttle Road Methodist Church. Memorial donations may be made to Musica de Filia for needs-based scholarships at The Churchill Scholarship Fund, 550 Forest Avenue LL5, Portland, ME 04101.

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(Continued from Page D) not homesick for Alaska. Instead, this current influx of mosquitoes has given me a dose of what I don’t miss about that state’s summertime inhabitants. Mosquitoes: That’s something the National Weather Service should list under its rainy weather advisories. Perhaps, 2012 could be the summer to invent a mosquitozapping hat to sell to tourists. Someone should patent a cell phone application that kills mosquitoes (and ticks) within a 10-foot radius. For gamers, an application would metamorphosis one’s cell phone into a bug-eliminating weapon. For parties, the birthday child could hand out mosquito repellent wristbands and insect-net capes to guests. Parents: Remember burning citronella candles on the birthday cake could change the flavor of the frosting. So, I would advise against that ritual — except as a way to reduce the number of bugs ending up in one’s mouth. For the adults entertaining out-of-town guests this summer, why not create some party games that involve swatting at mosquitoes? How about 100 mosquitoes on a wall? Mosquito charades? After four decades of

observing the Alaskan mosquito, I do have some good news. The benefit of an abundant mosquito population is that blueberries will be plentiful, too. Both blueberries and those buzzing bloodsuckers thrive in similar weather conditions. All of you blueberry pancake lovers take heart at what the future holds. When you wake up at midnight, mercilessly scratching that mosquito bite on the knuckle of your toe, envision the breakfasts of tomorrow. Stop itching, and imagine fresh Maine blueberries folded into the batter. Those mosquito victims who have not acquired a taste for anything blueberry, I suggest you do. Learning to appreciate the blueberry will help you to bear this season’s onslaught of biting insects. When that much-savored sunny day does grace us southern Mainers, we will welcome the sea of traffic. We will welcome the warmth in the air. Don’t worry, summer won’t pass us by. With one off-beat forecast, summer will shine down, sweep across and skid slightly out-of-control, right into our lives like that guest who was expected a while ago and is always running late. Come, sunny day. Come visit us. Come stay.

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makes only one reference to God. At the very end of the document, it refers to, “The Year of Our Lord,” a traditional, non-religious way to note the date of ratification. In fact, most of the Founding Fathers were deists. They believed that God was “the Supreme Architect,” uninvolved in the day-to-day lives of human beings. Thomas Jefferson, although he included references to “nature’s God” in the Declaration of Independence, notably attacked the idea of the Christian God and also attacked organized Christian religion throughout his life. This was the rule rather than the exception among the men who founded our nation. LETTERS, Page D RUBBISH SERVICE The Dump Guy Insured - Junk removal Basement and attic cleanouts 207-450-5858

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(Continued from Page D) MacGregor’s claims regarding progressives are wild and unfounded. It is plain to all American citizens that there is a growing disparity in this country between the rich and the poor. The wealthy elites who control the Conservative movement have a vested interest in maintaining their wealth and status, and thus spread lies and misinformation about the Progressive movement to turn otherwise intelligent, discerning Americans against their own best interests. Progressive economic reforms would prevent the worst abuses of the financial sector that led to the Great Recession. Progressive advocacy would halt the efforts of big tobacco companies to sell their cigarettes to our children. Progressives value personal freedom and seek to support those who need the most assistance. Conservatives spend their time fighting for increased taxation on the poor and the middle class to support tax cuts for the wealthy. Their deregulation of American industry lines the pockets of corporate fat cats while harming consumers. At the same time they seek to free corporations from the rules that protect average Americans, they are trying to intrude in your personal life by regulating who you can marry and limiting your reproductive rights. MacGregor is right to claim that this coming November offers a great opportunity to take back control of our destiny. By voting Progressive, we have a chance to end the corporate stranglehold on America and put our nation back on track. Zach Jonas Union College, Class of 2014 Denmark

Generous gifts

To The Editor: Recently, Bridgton Historical Society has been the recipient of a number of very generous gifts of time, talent, and treasure from a number of people, and we want to publicly express our deep gratitude for that support. Last week, nine Hurlburt Field (Florida) Special Ops volunteers spent four days at Narramissic helping out with such tasks as clearing brush from the stone wall, painting, weeding and helping out with some minor carpentry repairs. Their contribution was matched only by their good nature and positive attitude. Nonprofits depend on the hard work of such volunteers, but what is sometimes overlooked is the importance of providing those volunteers with the tools and organizational structure they need to make a difference, and BHS board member Tom Stone did a terrific job of that, as well as of supervising the crew on site for more than half of their time here. Another day of that supervision was provided by Bill Vincent, but Bill’s contribution to the Society has also included

a donation of his professional services to tiling the rest room at the museum on Gibbs Avenue. He did a magnificent job, and if the revamped exhibits at the museum aren’t enough to entice you to visit, his beautiful work should be! Please do come for the new Railroad Exhibit, expertly put together and installed by Bill Shelley — thank you Bill! And finally, if you come in to do research on a hot summer day, you can thank Bob and Barbara Ryan for the air conditioner that they have generously donated, for allowing you to do so in comfort, and adding another layer of protection to some of our important archival collections. We could not carry on our work of preserving Bridgton history and making it part of the community’s daily life without the support of all these folks and others like them. Thank you all! Ned Allen Bridgton Historical Society

On the edge

To The Editor: I am living on the edge in more ways than you can imagine. I read Tom McLaughlin’s column on Trayvon Martin and his insistence that the Mainstream media is bent on ignoring blackon-white crimes and black-onblack crimes. He states that such crimes are glossed over by the “left,” the Mainstream or “lame” stream media in their need to be more “politically and ideologically correct than factual.” I found McLaughlin’s column to be provocative. It made me re-think my own biases. Indeed, as I have watched the visual accounts of what caused George Zimmerman to shoot Martin. Zimmerman gives a convincing story of shooting in self-defense. I do not believe Trayvon was blameless with regard to smoking marijuana or expressing the kind of paranoid defiance and anger that is all too real, and if acted upon, results in violence. I do not believe Zimmerman was blameless as he too took on the mantle of fear and armed himself against the ubiquitous “others.” For several years now, I have been writing letters in The Bridgton News as a kind of homage to a legacy I inherited from my parents. I have felt obliged to speak the truth as best I could, confess when I knew myself to be wrong and do this even when I was not paid for such speech. Other consequences were that I could be attacked by those who thoroughly disagreed with me. Somehow, because of the example set by both my father and my mother, I came to the conclusion that it was my duty as a conscientious American citizen, who believes in Democracy and a disciple of Jesus, to do what I could to keep telling the truth and keep loving even when I did not have the backing of people who claimed they agreed with me. Recently, I was told someone wanted to write a story about me. The publisher or editor (who claimed to admire people unafraid to express their opinions) had made a decision


to put the potential story “on a back burner.” The reason given was that the letters I write in The Bridgton News were a little too controversial. Indeed, these are consequences for ordinary people living on the edge, who would like to improve the quality of their character, nurture the best in their own and the universal family, as well as plant seeds for a more just and equitable world for the next generation. The blessings are that such principles allow for reconciliation with people one loves when times get tough. This has happened in my family. Another blessing is that I feel embraced by a community of people who “live on the edge,” who believe with me that we are all in this together and need to watch one another’s backs to survive emotionally and spiritually, until we are taken from this earth. Virginia (Tilla) Durr Bridgton

Secret angel

To The Editor: We would like to send a very special and heart-felt “thank you” to our “secret angel” Nicholas Cote, who once again made a delivery to our Clothes Closet of brand new name-brand children’s clothing, diapers and toys. We have truly been blessed by Nicholas, who visits us several times throughout the year to bring the children of our community clothing for every season. God bless you, Nicholas!   Wanda Vaughn-Carr Casco Village Church United Church of Christ Wings & Things Clothing and Accessories Casco Village

Caring nurturer

To The Editor: Dr. Hans Boedecker is my hematology doctor. He is so caring and easy to talk to. There is a peaceful sense that we — his patients — and people who are connected in his department at Bridgton Hospital experience in his presence. His pleasant and cheerful nurses also reflect the leadership shown by Dr. Boedecker. We all notice how personable he is whether he is treating a patient, conversing with nurses and other staff, or talking with members of the public. Everyone loves him. As his patient, Dr. Boedecker has gone above and beyond to assist me. I have never been treated this well. Myself and others recognize the improvements being made at Bridgton Hospital. Our community — the Lake Region — are proud of Bridgton Hospital. Thank you to Dr. Boedecker and all the

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people at Bridgton Hospital who make a difference. We appreciate you and your teams. You are the best. Jackie Ingalls Casco and Newburgh, N.Y.

Personnel turmoil

To The Editor: The reason for this letter to you…Why has The Bridgton News not published any news coverage of the personnel turmoil at the Bridgton Hospital; turmoil in the sense that many highly-respected doctors have left the hospital and taken positions elsewhere. Some of these doctors have also taken along many of their patients, too. Within the past 12 months, perhaps five doctors have left the Internal Medicine arm of the hospital. Many elderly people in the surrounding area are extremely concerned and anxious about these recent events. Bridgton Hospital has been a very important part of the town of Bridgton for many decades, including being the birthplace of many Bridgton residents. The original Bridgton Hospital, in fact, is listed on the National List of Historical Places. Of further significance is the fact that many local businesses and residents made financial contributions, both big and small, to enable the construction of the current hospital on South High Street. This hospital is important to Bridgton. Bridgton Hospital is one of the largest, if not, the largest employer in town. It is also one of the reasons that people move to Bridgton and the immediate surrounding areas; the proximity of a health care facility can be a deciding factor concerning buying a primary residence or buying a second home. This hospital is important to Bridgton. A hospital in Bridgton, adequately staffed with the proper array of medical talent, can be an economic driver for the town of Bridgton. People traveling from the surrounding area for medical appointments many times are also the customers of many Bridgton businesses; they buy gasoline, food, clothing, newspapers, birthday cards, visit restaurants…you name it, they shop in Bridgton. This hospital is important to Bridgton. When my primary care physician left the hospital, I inquired of this individual how many patients this individual was responsible for and, therefore, how many patients would now be looking for another physician, as this one individual was leaving. The reply was that this doctor had a practice of around 900 patients. One doctor had around 900 area residents that sought out medical help; do the math to see how many area


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other professions, turnover is a natural state of affairs. In many fields, such as municipal government or school administration, turnover occurs within three to five years. Frum added that Bridgton Hospital is actively recruiting (including hiring an agency to assist BH) new physicians. Frum also explained how the new hospitalist program works, and pointed out how Bridgton Hospital provides specialty services, which many smaller institutions do not. We agree with Mr. Smith that internal “politics” exist — likely in all big and small businesses — and could be part of the story. However, personnel matters — by law — are confidential. Neither Frum or any other administrator, be it a school district superintendent or town manager, will delve into the “behind-the-scenes” matters of their organization. Legally, they can’t and they won’t comment on questions asked regarding “why” someone decided to leave or if there was an internal problem. It is also likely that doctors or any other employee will move on without public comment regarding such “politics” to insure their ability to secure another position elsewhere. Finally, The News takes seriously its role as a source of accurate, fair and well-written reports. We strive to answer questions our readers may have regarding important issues. We will not shy away from “controversial” topics. If we fall short in our coverage, readers have a right to tell us so. It is our obligation and mission to produce fair and objective reports. Readers, however, should also be well informed regarding what the newspaper has published before casting criticisms of the paper’s coverage and claiming its loyal readership has been treated unfairly — Wayne E. Rivet, Editor

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people could be impacted by the recent surge in doctors leaving Bridgton Hospital. There is no wonder that many folks are very concerned and anxious. This hospital is important to Bridgton. In some area newspapers, it was recently reported that the Trauma Department of the parent of the Bridgton Hospital — Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston — lost all of its surgeons, perhaps four, as they all moved to other healthcare facilities. This news exacerbates the concern of many local people, as CMMC is the parent of their local hospital. Bridgton Hospital is important to Bridgton, very important. In view of this, why has not The Bridgton News published any articles about what appears to be an upheaval in the primary care physician ranks at the hospital? Why have not any interviews with the leadership of the Bridgton Hospital or, better yet, with the stem-winder of its parent, CMMC, been conducted and published. Perhaps you already know this, but if one were to put their ear to the street, the whisper what is heard is that there could be some politics involved in these hospital matters, that The Bridgton News will not tread on any subject that might be the least bit controversial or have the least whiff of a conflict of interest. Maybe “yes” and maybe “no,” but public perceptions are very, very difficult to overcome. I hope that the whispers are incorrect, but the fact remains that area residents deserve to be treated better by their local newspaper. John P. Smith Sweden Editor’s note: As Mr. Smith was made aware of before this letter was published, The News carried a front-page story on April 26 regarding the loss of several physicians. Bridgton Hospital President and Chief Executive Officer, David Frum, addressed the departures and noted how the medical field has changed in recent years. One major change is many physicians are “hired” by the hospital. Years ago, it was common for a physician to locate to a community, set up a private practice, invest heavily into the venture and serve the community for many years. Today, many physicians are hired by the hospital and tend to “move more freely” than in the past. Like many in the workforce, physicians will leave for better opportunities, either due to greater pay, less or greater job responsibilities or simply wanting to live elsewhere. Frum noted that like

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Theatrical debuts and other life changing moments “go out and play” would be given and my parent’s subsequent lack of concern for my well-being didn’t seem unusual as there were lots of kids my age roaming around town, so except for a few daily chores like tending to the chickens, I was on my own. One late spring day, I was strolling along Upper Depot Street with a couple of school chums, just goofing along with no other aim than the athletic field and maybe a ball game. It was that time of spring when the trees had brought forth their leaves in a verdant glory of green, new life was showing everywhere and the end of school was tantalizingly close, putting a bounce of anticipation in the step of every school boy and girl. As we neared the upper bridge, one of the boys suggested we go into the old Riverside Theater building to check it out. He said he had done so a few days earlier and it was kind of strange. We agreed it might be fun, so off we went to the rear of the building, where a door hanging by one hinge allowed entry. I had passed by this building countless times, yet it had held no interest for me but it had, however, for

others as most of the windows were broken and the old place seemed to be on its last legs. At this point, I should say that reading about this building in the “History of Bridgton” triggered the lurid memory that is the subject of this tale. For ages that stripe of land from the bridge to Corn Shop Brook was a mud flat and when the water was high, it came right up to Depot Street. In the 1920s, Highland Grange purchased and filled the lot and erected a two-story building with a dining room and kitchen on the first floor and a meeting room above. After some years, Paugus Tribe of Red Men purchased the building. Years later, it was made over into a moving picture house known as the Riverside Theater. The heavy snows of 1952 collapsed the structure, and a coin-operated laundry was built on the lot in 1957. This building has now been converted into a residence. I’m not sure when the theater closed, but as I remember by the late 40s it was abandoned. My two companions and I entered the building and found it had been trashed by vandals. The floor was strewn with every imaginable thing, bro-

ken glass from the windows and bottles, broken dishes and other kitchen items, smashed chairs and tables, torn wall paper and ripped up books everywhere and an old wood stove had been tipped over in a corner. On a small stage was a huge open trunk with different pieces of clothing used, I think, by summer stock actors who had occasionally offered entertainment there. We stood on the stage looking over the ruins of the place and just then one of the boys began pulling things from the trunk, woman’s clothing mostly, and he held up a dress and said with all the excitement of a kid with too much time on his hands, “Hey, you guys, let’s put on a play.” He tossed a musty old frock to me and said, “Here, put this on.” The three of us got into the dresses and pranced around the stage pretending to be fancy ladies swirling around with our dresses flying and using our best falsetto voices and laughing our silly heads off. I found a particularly fashionable bonnet and after shaking the dust out of it, I put it on and tied it in a nice bow under my chin. The next part of this story is

Liberty: Choose, think and act freely

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largest Christian denomination in America. Catholics initiated their “Fortnight For Freedom” campaign last week in which they declare their unwillingness to obey Obama’s mandate. Secularists think they can create a perfect society without God because people are inherently good. They think government is the vehicle for their utopian creation. Believers, however, hold that all men are sinners, and they don’t see any possibility of utopia this side of heaven. They see government


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obtain it. Leftists do this not only make them happy, but to persuade them to vote for leftist candidates, who will pursue more redistribution. This is what America is becoming. Leftist redistribution schemes stifle our fabled American initiative and inventiveness, and consequently stifle our economy too. We’re losing our liberty — our freedom from government control and restriction. That is what’s bringing Europe down, and it will bring us down too if we allow it to continue. We’re seeing lately that Americans don’t want liberty so much as they want government to take care of them. That’s the trend. Are we still a liberty-loving people or have we become afraid of it? Are we a security-loving people now? Guess we’ll find out the Wednesday morning after the first Tuesday in November. Tom McLaughlin of Lovell is a retired U.S. History teacher. He can be reached at

a little sketchy, but I remember the boys going upstairs during our juvenile hilarity to checkout that area. As I was about to follow, I heard a sound from outside a window and looked out to see what it was. The sound came again. Peep, peep, peep. I looked closely at the water’s edge and saw a small nestling that had somehow fallen from its home and was flopping around dangerously close to the fast flowing brook. In that instant, a crow flew down from a nearby tree and alit close to this little ball of fluff and began to waddle toward it with a sinister look in its eye. I let out a yell and without thinking of my sartorial condition. I hitched up my skirts and ran out the busted door and through the weeds at the back of the building arriving at the water’s edge just as the crow flew back to its outpost. I looked at the little tyke. It looked at me and peep, peep, peeped its gratitude. Now, where is this little one’s nest, I thought as I scanned the trees that shaded the banks of the brook. At that instant, something came flying out of nowhere, squawking insanely, and struck me a glancing blow on the side of my head knocking my bonnet askew and scaring the daylights out of me. Again it came, a crazed robin had turned sharply for another run that had forced me to throw my arms up to protect my increasingly frenzied self. In the process of ducking this second attack, I lost my

balance and fell into the icy water. So, there I was, up to my knees in the brook, my skirts swirling about me, my bonnet hanging across my chest and an ungrateful little pest looking at me saying, “peep, peep, peep,” its mother readying for another run, going “squawk, squawk, squawk,” and a crow commenting on the whole affair from above with a “caw, caw, caw.” It is times like these when you think nothing else can happen when something worst does indeed happen as was the case here. Out of the blue came a voice, “Peter, is that you? What on earth are you doing down there? Are you all right? Are you pestering that little bird?” “I, well, I was, well, you see I thought I…” “Nonsense. Don’t you know you mustn’t ever touch a fledgling? Its mother may abandon it if you do, and what the devil is that thing you have on?” “Well, I was just, we were in the, er. I heard this…” “Stop right there. I don’t want to hear it. You come out of there this minute and don’t let me catch you pestering anymore fledglings.” With that admonishment, my sixth grade teacher walked off the Upper Depot Street bridge. That exchange brought to a close an unlikely episode long repressed, but to this day whenever I cross that span, I think I can hear a plaintive “peep, peep, peep.”


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from discomfort in the telling. In the spring of 1946, I was 11 years of age mowing lawns for a living and augmenting that meager income by looking in my favorite places around town for empty bottles tossed away by men, mostly retired mill workers, who hung out in small groups behind Main Street buildings or along Stevens Brook to have a few drinks and talk things over. I returned these bottles to the local grocery store for the deposit and gave most of the money I acquired to Mum as the war was over and things were a little tight. Dad left home every morning in his old La Salle, headed out to paint houses with his friend, Libby. He never asked me what I had planned for the day and never asked what I had done the day before. He and Mum, who was always busy with the little ones, was unaware of just what I was up to all day, yet they never seemed interested in my wanderings enough to worry about me. I don’t recall ever sitting down with either one of them to discuss just what I should or should not be doing. It was a different time and usually right after breakfast the command,

Area events

June 28, 2012, The Bridgton News, Page 11D

Bluegrass at Narramissic

CLASS REUNION — The 50th reunion of the Bridgton High School Class of 1962 Black Hawks was hosted by Dana Watson on Brandy Pond in Naples. Bobby Underwood serenaded the group with his bagpipes. That evening, a gathering was hosted by Sandy Weygandt. The next morning, a group had breakfast together. It proved to be a wonderful time with many memories. Many thanks to Sandy Weygandt, Dana Watson, Alan Murphy and others for the work and contributions to make this memorable event possible. Pictured, (left to right, front row) Arthur Lothrop (seated), Betty Murphy, Steve Haggett, Sandra (Croteau) Weygandt, Nancy (Latham) Pieri, Judy (Chaplin) Johnson, Martha (Stevens) Richardson and Nancy (Levesque) Harriman; (second row) Stephanie (Burnell) Hillard, Chester Osgood, Don Roaks, Dorothy (Smith) Bell, Joan (Maxfield) Wright and David Arris; (third row) Linda (Gray) Houghton, Dennis Toby, James Allen, Ken Towne, Terry Wheaton, Erwin Hodsdon, Roger Morrill, Gordon Drisko, Dana Watson, Alan Murphy and Robert Underwood. Other attendees were: Dotty (Pierce) Whitney, Bonnie (Glatz) Marsh and John Clark, as well as Teacher Eleanor Parker.

Fryeburg July 4 activities

FRYEBURG — Fryeburg will come alive on the Fourth of July with its annual Children’s Parade, which will kick off the day’s festivities. The Parade will be held on Wednesday, July 4, 2012 and will begin at 10 a.m. sharp (9:30 a.m. line up) at the Main Building of Fryeburg Academy and proceed down Main Street to Bradley Park. Organizers encourage individuals, clubs, groups, camps and businesses to adorn your red, white and blue, join us and show your support for our community, town and nation. Show the children of our community that you are never too old to have fun and celebrate a birth-

day! Nancy Ray and Audley Williams will perform in Bradley Park during the festivities. They have been playing professionally as single acts for many years. Only recently have they come together to form a duo that performs in the Mount Washington Valley area and southern Maine. They combine Nancy’s style of Celtic and folk music with Audley’s upbeat blues and southern rock to create a multigenre repertoire sure to please audiences of all ages. They are also part of a rock ‘n’ roll cover band called “Smokin Loafers”. For a complete list of upcoming gigs go to:

Join in immediately after the Parade, as the celebration continues in Bradley Park with free entertainment including: music, interactive play, prizes and contests. This is a FREE family event to kick off the start of the busy summer season. Amateur bakers are still needed for the Patriotic Pie contest — please preregister by contacting Jean Andrews at 925-1163. Organizers are looking for volunteers to help with this event because “we can’t do it alone”! To learn more, please contact Katie Malia, 935-8946, or Jean Andrews, 925-1163, frogalley@

Bridgton Historical Society is busy preparing Narramissic, the historic Peabody-Fitch Farm, for another summer season. The highlight of this year’s events will be the second annual Bluegrass Festival, which will be held Saturday, Aug. 11, when the Cedar Mountain Boys will headline a talented group of performers. Last year’s festival was a great success, with a large and appreciative crowd, and this year’s promises to be even better. As was the case last year, there will be a cookout. Unlike last year, the music will NARRAMISSIC in South Bridgton will again be the site of the be preceded by a kite festival second annual Bluegrass Festival set for Saturday, Aug. 11. in the morning. Children and their families will be able to restaurant in the late 1970s, Route 107 in South Bridgton, is put together their own kite and as he dressed in costume and an historic house museum and fly it, and, weather permitting, wandered from table to table a venue for events and workadmire the fantastic creations of entertaining the guests as a sort shops that further an appreciation of early American life. master kite-maker John Martin. of wandering minstrel. The Society also tenta- With over 20 acres of fields, Proceeds from both events will go toward the on-going restora- tively plans a Barn Dance at it sits on one of the highest tion of the 200-year-old house. Narramissic in July, as well as points of land in town, with The Cedar Mountain Boys the popular Harvest Festival in spectacular views to the north and west. have been playing togeth- September. On Saturday, June 23, from Narramissic will be open for er since 2010, and the band 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., the Society tours this summer Fridays and members have been playing will hold an open house at its Saturdays, from 11 a.m. to 3 music for decades. Guitarist Chris Winters played with Alan archives and museum in the p.m., and by appointment. The Brock, who plays mandolin, former fire station on Gibbs Society plans to have a blackand guitar, back in the 70s. The Avenue in downtown Bridgton. smith on hand on Fridays. For further information, two reunited in 2009, and have The museum and archives been joined by Bill Hayes on will be open from the last contact the Bridgton Historical banjo, and Sir Barry of Glynn, week of June through August, Society at PO Box 44, Bridgton, who plays the upright bass and Wednesday through Saturday ME 04009, or call 647-3699, or visit the website at www.bridgguitar. “Sir Barry of Glynn” from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Narramissic, located near, or e-mail info@ is actually a character that the musician played at an upscale the end of Ingalls Road, off

World’s Fair book dedicated to horsehoe superintendent

WATERFORD — At a recent meeting of the Waterford World’s Fair Association, the members voted to dedicate this year’s fair book to past president and longtime member Peter Nason, who recently passed away. Nason was also superintendent of the horseshoe events for many years,

and this year, each trophy will be in memory of Nason. The horseshoe events will start at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, July 21, for the singles events, and at the same time on Sunday, July 22, for the doubles competition. The fairground is located at 36 Irving Green Road (just off Route 35 across from

Melby’s), North Waterford. Last year there were 25 singles and 35 doubles participating in the horseshoe events; participants had lots of good clean fun and got some exercise to boot. Everyone is welcome; for more information, call Steve Estes at 595-1101.


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Page 12D, The Bridgton News, June 28, 2012

Raymond Library news

COLORFUL SHIRTS — During the first week of Harrison Rec’s summer day camp, children tiedyed their own shirt to be worn on field trips as part of Spirit Week. The owners of N.H. Tie Dye traveled to Harrison and spent the day at Crystal Lake Park teaching each child how to tie-dye their shirt after they selected a design.

Realities of a nestling the woods, carrying something small in its talons. This morning when we saw the rose bush swaying, we feared the catbird’s nest was in danger again. A high-pitched cry, repeated over and over, sounded a bit like a blue jay’s alarm call, but it was the desperate catbird, mimicking the jay in an effort to drive away the predator. After yesterday’s successful attack, the broadwinged hawk knew how to fly directly to the nest in the dense tangle of bushes, where it stayed for almost a minute. When it came up, the hawk

(Continued from Page D) ing the bushes sway back and forth. The big bird emerged long enough for us to see it was a hawk, and when it dove down into the tangle, to the area where the catbirds nest, we glimpsed the wide black and white tail bands of a broadwinged hawk. Few nest sites, even the catbird’s, are perfectly hidden from experienced predators. A moment later, the hawk struggled back up to perch on top of a rose bush, which bent and swayed under the weight. Then, the hawk took off toward



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spread its wings to become airborne, barely cleared the tops of the bushes, and flew toward the woods with two catbirds in hot pursuit. Clutched in its talons was a nearly grown catbird nestling. We wondered if the hawk might be taking it to feed its own nestlings. The two catbird parents were gone for about 15 minutes before they returned to our yard and flew down into the bushes by their nest. Catbirds build open cup nests in thick tangles of vegetation, usually less than 10 feet above the ground, and they typically lay four eggs. After having seen the hawk visit twice, we wondered if any nestlings remained. If any were still alive, we suspected their chances of survival might be slim, since the hawk knows where they are hidden. After the catbirds returned to yard, the sun shone dimly through the early morning haze. The sky was still the same pale blue it had been half an hour earlier. On the lake, a series of tiny ripples from a boat’s wake rolled across the water. To anyone else, the backyard might have looked the same, but in our mind’s eye we held a vivid picture of the hawk carrying off the nestling, pursued by the parent catbirds. No, the backyard was not the same. Jean Preis is a resident of Bridgton.

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CASCO — The Wings ‘N Things Clothes Closet of the Casco Village Church United Church of Christ, 941 Meadow Road, invites the public to shop at their used clothing store. They have everything from infants to adults, petite to plus, shoes to sweaters, jackets to jumpers, Liz to L.L.Bean, many name brands, most $1 or less. The store’s summer hours are Thursdays and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to noon. Bring a regular size grocery bag and fill it for only $1 (Butterfly Boutique items excluded). There are many new spring and summer arrivals, and all winter clothing is 50% off. Shoes are offered at buy a pair, get a pair free. Call 627-4282 for more information.   The volunteers at Wings ‘N Things would like to send a heartfelt thank you to their “secret angel,” Nicholas Cote, who once again made a delivery to their Clothes Closet of brand new name-brand children’s clothing, diapers, and toys. Cote brings children’s clothing several times throughout the year.

Holt as the new library director. She has worked as a middle school language arts teacher, a high school librarian and most recently as the Collaboration/ Teen Librarian at Auburn Public Library. During her time in Auburn, Sally conducted many adult programs including basic computer classes, entrepreneur workshops and author visits. She was responsible for managing the Teenspace at APL and provided regular programming for teens. Sally also developed opportunities for the library to partner with the community, nonprofit agencies, schools and businesses. Sally grew up in a small town in Massachusetts and has fond memories of her father bringing her, along with her five brothers, to the library every Saturday to attend programs and to check out books. She is a graduate of Fitchburg State College with a bachelor’s degree in Secondary Education and a master’s degree in Library Science from Clarion University. She has a daughter and lives in Norway with her husband, David. Sally has been on the job since June 24, so be sure to stop in and say hello. Clynk bags One of the easiest ways you can contribute to your library is to pick up a green Clynk bag at the library and fill it with recy-

clable bottles and cans. When it is full, just bring it down to the local Hannaford, and the library will receive the money from the deposit. Those who would like to know other ways to help keep the library up-to-date and a vital asset to the community can call the library at 655-4283. Maine Wildlife Park A community pass to the Maine Wildlife Park in Gray will be available to Raymond Village Library patrons beginning in July. Although there will still be a charge, the pass will help minimize the cost. For example, a family of four would normally be $24. With the pass, the cost is only $10. Plant Sale Thanks The library is grateful to everyone who contributed to making the recent plant sale the most successful yet. The plants were in excellent condition and there was a large variety from which to choose. And they were labeled as well, making the job of selling so much easier. The library especially wishes to thank Maple Springs Farm in Harrison and the Raymond Community Garden for plants, and Aubuchon Hardware for use of their canopy. Thanks as well goes out to the volunteers, and most of all, to those who came and purchased the plants.

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At a glance Wednesday, July 4 — Library closed, celebrating Independence Day Sunday, July 8 — Book Sale begins, 9 a.m., library Wednesday, July 25 — Book Group, 7 p.m., location to be determined Annual Book Sale The library’s annual Book Sale begins on Sunday, July 8 at 9 a.m. and will continue into August during regular library hours: Sunday, Monday and Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. This is a perfect time and place to add to your personal library, gather up books for the summer and even for those snowy days in the far, far future. There are also many children’s books for all ages, puzzles, audio books, music, CDs and videos for sale. For more information about the book sale or donations, call the library at 655-4283. Book Group The book group will meet on Wednesday, July 25 at 7 p.m. to discuss The Help by Kathryn Stockett. It’s about Jackson, Miss. in 1962, where black maids raise white children, but aren’t trusted not to steal the silver. It should be a fun and active discussion. Books will be available upon request at the library. For more information, call the library at 655-4283. New library director The Raymond Village Library would like to welcome Sally


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