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Serving Bridgton and the surrounding towns of Western Maine since 1870. Vol. 147, No. 26

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Bridgton, Maine

June 30, 2016

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Neighbors armed with many questions about ‘Village’ plan

TWO SIDES OF RYAN — Ryan Holt, a former U.S. Marine, recently made his second appearance in Discovery Channel’s survival show, “Naked & Afraid.” He is presently developing a Nature Hostel in Roxbury.

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By Wayne E. Rivet Staff Writer Ryan Holt proved last year he is neither afraid nor incapable of surviving the elements the Everglades with no food, water or clothing. Now, he is set to take on a 40-day stint in the South African Bush as part of Discovery Channel’s top-rated survival reality show, “Naked & Afraid XL.” The Harrison native just returned from shooting the new series, but is unable to reveal too many details about his latest adventure into the wild. The News went “One on One with…” Ryan Holt this week regarding the upcoming survival series on the Discovery Channel, as well as his efforts to develop a Nature Hostel on his property in Roxbury (a short distance from Bethel). BN. How did you decide to make another appearance on “Naked & Afraid?” Ryan: Naked & Afraid XL is somewhat of an “All Stars” series. Because of my performance and ability to “Thrive” on my first challenge in the Florida Everglades (21 days), I was asked back for a chance to outdo myself, this time for 40 days in South Africa. BN. What lessons did you learn from the first outing that you applied to this trip? Ryan: It’s 25% skill and 75% mental. Keeping your hands or your mind busy will make or break you. No one can sit around for 40 days and stare at a tree. Always keep yourself in the moment, nothing else matters except exactly where you are and what you have to do, not only to survive and get by, but to Thrive and live within the balance of your environment. When I’m out there, my mindset isn’t ‘40 days left,’ my mindset is ‘this is my life, it could be for a week, months or eternity, make the best of it, take it to a whole other level and live with a smile.’ BN. Had you ever been to South Africa before? If not, how did you prepare yourself for this adventure? Ryan: I had never been to South Africa before, but I had been preparing my whole life for this journey. To literally be stripped of everything and only left with the knowledge and skills you’ve attained since birth is rewarding and affirms that we are limitless with anything we put our intentions into. It was like a giant puzzle or playground that I needed to figure out and apply everything I know. I’m so grateful for these opportunities. BN. If you can share anything about this adventure, please do so (special challenges)? Ryan: On the challenge, there are six men and six women all returning from previous 21-day episodes. The personalities, group dynamics and drama always seem to outweigh the challenges of living off the land. I can’t give it all away, but you won’t want to miss this series. I made Maine proud and I might just scare them a little too... BN. When will it air? Ryan: There is a pre-show ‘Who’s Who’ episode on Sunday, July 3 at 10 p.m. on the Discovery Channel. The premiere of the 40-day challenge is the following Sunday, July 10 at 10 p.m. This is a 10-episode series so you can see me thrive all summer!  BN. Let’s talk about your Roxbury project. On your Nature Hostel website, you said you were ‘lost’ and had many ‘unanswered questions’ after leaving the military. Can you elaborate a little on the feelings you had once you left the U.S. Marines? Ryan: After three tours to Iraq and Afghanistan, I could feel that there was more to life than war, more to life than fighting each other and executing orders for hidden agendas. I had a passion for helping humanity, not destroying it. I RYAN, Page 2A

By Wayne E. Rivet Staff Writer If Richard Dunton had a specific approach on how he was going to unveil a 50-plus lot subdivision in South Bridgton, it changed immediately last week. Before Dunton could present a synopsis of the Woods Pond Village project, several members of the audience fired question after question during a public informational meeting held in the Bridgton Municipal Complex downstairs meeting room. “The floor is yours,” said Dunton, the director of engineering for Main-Land Development Consultants of Livermore Falls. “I will answer as freely as I can.” First question, who is the property’s owner? The 54-acre property (Tax Map 4, Lot 15) is located off Route 117, across from Snow Valley Road in South Bridgton. It is owned by Ira Sochet Revocable Trust. Dunton explained that Ira Sochet resides in Florida, but also spends time here in Maine. The project manager is Betty LeGoff of Denmark, who is a representative of the owner.

OUTLINING PROJECT PLANS — Richard Dunton of Main-Land Development Consultants of Livermore Falls talks about plans for a 50-plus lot subdivision called Woods Pond Village during a public informational meeting last week. (Rivet Photo) At the meeting’s conclusion, LeGoff introduced herself and told about 12 people in attendance that the intent is to keep “the natural beauty of the land,” leave buffers and use local contractors as much as possible. One attendee wondered when the property was sold, saying she would have

“robbed a bank to buy it.” Years ago, she had talked with the previous owners regarding if they decided to sell, she would have been interested in purchasing. Dunton admitted he had no idea when the property was placed on the market or when it was purchased. Dunton explained that

as “part of the process,” a public informational meeting had to be held before a preapplication meeting could be scheduled and before the project could be sent along to the Maine Department of Environmental Protection for site development and location permits. PROJECT, Page 8A

Committee unveils zoning plan By Gail Geraghty Staff Writer Bridgton’s Land Use Committee made the rounds over the past week with its draft Land Use Ordinance, a zoning document that aims to protect the character of Bridgton while preserving the private property rights of its citizens. The ordinance, to be voted on this November, applies to the downtown and Route 302 south. So far, judging from feedback given in separate meetings with the public, the Planning Board and Selectmen, it appears the committee has pretty much hit the mark. It’s no small achievement, considering the bitter contention that erupted five years ago, when McDonald’s came to town. Questions remain, however, about some of the recommendations made by the committee, which was charged a year ago with implementing the Future Land Use section of the 2014 Comprehensive Plan. These include a proposal to create a Design Review Committee that would meet with property owners in the Downtown Village Business District, in advance of meeting with the Planning Board. Also being questioned are plans to allow five-story buildings in the Outer Corridor,

as long as they’re set back at least 50 feet with buffering in front, and to restrict singlefamily home development in the Outer Corridor. “Land use is difficult, because land has an owner,” said Planning Board member Dee Miller. “There’s always a danger to say you can’t use your property the way you want to.” She recalled the uproar and eventual rejection of zoning in Bridgton 20 or so years ago, when “you couldn’t even say the word” zoning without stirring up strong feelings. Since that time, Miller said, people have come to see the value of zoning as a way to protect their property. “People see it as a help, not a hindrance.” Planning Board Chairman Steve Collins praised the committee’s efforts, which will be fine-tuned in meetings and public hearings over the summer and fall. “This town should be really proud of your work,” said Collins, noting how the town failed to implement the 2004 Comprehensive Plan with regulations reflecting its goals. “There’s been a consistency of vision” this time around, said Collins. Early on, members agreed to focus on a hybridized version of form-based codes, which focus on setbacks

Hoyt to resign Bridgton Selectman Paul Hoyt announced recently that he will be stepping down from the board in September, when he and his wife plan to move to Connecticut to be closer to their children. The eight-year board member said he didn’t know the plans had been finalized until recently, or he would have resigned in time for someone else to run for the seat in the June 14 Town Elections. Spirit deferred Selectman Greg Watkins announced that no nominations were submitted for the Spirit of America Award by the deadline, so the award program will need to be put

off for a year. He acknowledged that residents had little lead time to consider which person or organization deserved the honor, which part of a statewide initiative that Cumberland County is participating in this year. Volunteer BBQ Judging by the great turnout of around 50 people at the June 4 Volunteer/ Staff Barbeque, Bridgton Selectmen agree that the right formula has finally been found to honor committee members and town employees who work to make Bridgton a better place. The board decided that the annual gathering would take place at Town Hall from now on, after trying other

A WORK IN PROGRESS — Bridgton Selectman Glen “Bear” Zaidman discusses the draft Land Use Ordinance with Anne Krieg, Director of Planning, Economic and Community Development, at a June 16 public information meeting. and architectural appearance, instead of Euclidian zoning, where the focus is on uses that are allowed or not allowed. Land Use Committee member Brian Thomas said he is proud of what the committee accomplished. “I think it’s awesome. It’s been a lot of work, a lot of arguments, but

out of that has come a real solid document. The Districts As proposed, new construction in the Downtown Village I District, along Main Street from Main Hill to Kansas Road, will be set back only six feet from the sidewalk, ZONING, Page 5A

venues and dates, only to find a small number of people in attendance. Taxing questions Selectmen are checking into whether the personal property of CaseFusion Solutions, a company that supplies health care equipment to Bridgton Hospital, is entitled to tax-exempt status. Hoyt questioned their recent application, wondering if

Bridgton Hospital’s taxexempt status also applies to companies that do regular business with the hospital. Town Manager Bob Peabody said the town’s assessor recommended approving their application, but is researching the matter further at the board’s request. Cooling tower dies A new $34,059 cooling SHORT TAKES, Page 7A

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One on One with...Ryan Holt (Continued from Page 1A) was proud of what it means to be a Marine, of how I conducted myself while upholding my oath yet, at the same time, I was ashamed for being part of the larger picture, an unnecessary war that only benefited the ones on top, behind closed doors. That was hard for me to process. I felt betrayed and lost. I wanted to experience the Raw Freedom America ‘believes’ we were all over there fighting for.   BN. To rediscover yourself, you decided to hike the Appalachian Trail, solo. How did you take on the name ‘Yukon?’ Ryan: I was honorably discharged after having served eight years on Oct. 1, 2011. In the spring of 2012, I took a Greyhound bus to Georgia and hiked 2,200 miles home to Maine along the Appalachian Mountain range. I was given the trail name ‘Yukon’ after Yukon Cornelius from the classic Rudolf claymation movie. It took me nearly six months to complete (the hike) and I summited the greatest mountain in Maine, Mt. Katahdin, on Sept. 18, my 28th birthday. BN. You also said on the website, you ‘walked off the war.’ How did the hike help, what did you realize about nature and

yourself, and what inspired you to consider developing a Nature Hostel? Ryan: I wasn’t sure what I would find along the way, but the Appalachian Trail journey gave me a new direction, purpose and place. I began the trail solo, but quickly met dozens of other hikers who were all in some sort of transition in life. There was no chaos, no clutter, just peace and the sounds of nature. There was nothing but time to process my thoughts and what I had been through over the last eight years. It was as if I walked off the war and surrendered my past experiences, which no longer served a greater purpose in my life. I had met myself for the first time that day on top of Katahdin and felt a deeper connection to my natural surroundings than anything I had ever experienced. I felt reborn and I was inspired to share this medicine with everyone I crossed paths with. I was never coming down from this mountain. But how could I continue forward on these levels of peace, happiness and freedom? This is where the vision of The Human-Nature Hostel was given to me.     BN. You also mentioned that nature ‘healed you,’ ‘taught you’ and ‘inspired you.’ Any specifics you can share? Ryan: We are not visitors in Nature, we are very much a part of it. The trail showed me that we are literally connected to everything and so much healing can come from clearing your mind by simply sitting in the middle of a forest or on a mountaintop. Sometimes, you need to disconnect (from society) to reconnect (to nature). The longer your stay in the wilderness, the more you will learn and heal. It gives you time to realize what is truly important in this life and that everything you have ever been seeking has been within you the entire time (and I’m not speaking of material desires).  BN. Your next step was the Nature Hostel. You spent time at Jack Mountain Bushcraft School. What attracted you to the program, what did you learn, and how will you apply it to your project? Ryan: I began looking into alternative uses for the GI Bill. I just couldn’t see myself sitting in a classroom of a few hundred being lectured by a professor. This is when I found the Jack Mountain Bushcraft Survival & Guiding School. The schoolhouse is located in Northern Maine, just outside of Ashland. I was a student of the yearlong wilderness immersion program. I spent nine weeks learning and living off the land, shelter building, friction fires, medicinal and edible plants, nighttime navigation, canoeing, bushcraft cooking and crafting. In the winter, we embarked on a 36-day snowshoe expedition across the Boundary Waters of Northern Minnesota, pulling all our food and gear on nine-foot toboggans. Battling temperatures in the minus 50s and trekking through four feet of snow for 100 miles. I felt alive. I was interested in learning this knowledge as a way of life, not as a way of survival. It will DOME PROJECT at the Human-Nature Hostel that only assist me in becoming a well-rounded Maine State Guide and I look forward to sharing these skills with others.  Ryan Holt is creating on his property in Roxbury. BN. When did you purchase the Roxbury property? How big is it? What about this property convinced you that it was the right spot for the Nature Hostel? What do you like most about it? Ryan: I purchased 42 acres in Roxbury just a few months after I finished the Appalachian Trail (2,184 miles) in the fall

N&A PART II — Ryan Holt of Harrison will put his survival skills to the test once more, appearing in Discovery Channel’s upcoming series of ‘Naked & Afraid.’ The destination, South Africa Bush for 40 days. (Photo by Mark Fleming) of 2012. I knew I wanted land in Maine, near the AT and it had to have a water source. I think the piece of property found me because it’s too perfect in every way. It sits on a dead end road at the base of two mountains (Black Mountain and Rumford White Cap), the AT is 10 miles away, the ITS-82 is my western property line, its a moose highway and has a year-round eightfoot-wide babbling brook that flows right through the middle of it. Synchronicity is a beautiful thing.  BN. How are you going about developing the Hostel? Biggest challenges, ultimate goal? Ryan: The land and the hostel communal center are the two biggest pieces. Right now, I’m just working with what I’ve got and what I can afford. This summer, I’m finishing the 40-foot timber geodesic dome and from there I’d like to have a bunkhouse or convert the daylight walkout basement into accommodations. The ultimate goal is to create a sustainable nature retreat hostel and wilderness guide service. Catering to future Appalachian Trail hikers, domestic and international travelers to enjoy while their exploring the Southwestern RYAN, Page 3A


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extended backpacking and canoeing trips while learning the four basics of survival and primitive living skills. This experience will give each of them the opportunity to decompress and share in the camaraderie with fellow warriors. We all know pharmaceuticals are not ‘cures,’ they only seem to drown or bury the pain. Alternative healing in the form of guided meditation, sweat lodges, yoga, massage and Nature will offer a much more affective way of healing our inner selves. Sometimes, all it takes is sitting around a fire on the mountain under a celestial starry night and reminiscing with a band of brothers and sisters. 100% of donations go toward the Wilderness Warriors Project and the expenses of each veteran’s journey. Veterans have already paid enough, it is my intention for this to be a zero cost wilderness healing experience.

Steep Falls trail hike NEWRY — The Mahoosuc Land Trust invites folks of all ages to experience the giant evergreens along the relatively easy Step Falls Trail in Newry. Join recently-retired National Park Naturalist Paul Motts on this cool one-mile forest walk to experience the giant trees. Please meet on Tuesday, July 12 at the Step Falls Parking Lot Trailhead

off Route 26 in Newry at 7 p.m. The talk and walk will last until 8:30 p.m. Sturdy footwear, bug repellant and water are suggested.

Land Trust programs, walks LOVELL — Upcoming Greater Lovell Land Trust events include: • Thursday, June 30, 9:30 a.m. to noon, A Few of Our Favorite Plants: Join GLLT to take a closer look at a few favorite flowers and ferns — some are common, all are worth the wonder. You’ll delight in discovering their unique features as our docents share the clues to their identification. Bring your camera and learn more about the stars at your feet. Trailhead: Heald and Bradley Ponds Reserve to Otter Point, Fairburn Parking Lot, Slab City Road, Lovell Degree of Difficulty: Easy. • Tuesday, July 5, 7:30 p.m. The Vital Shorelands, Little known facts and everyday acts that preserve Maine lakes, their wildlife and other benefits with Maggie Shannon, co-sponsored by GLLT and Kezar Lake Watershed

Association (KLWA). People often say it’s the little things that count in life, and that certainly applies to conserving the beauty, benefits and value of Maine’s irreplaceable great ponds. This talk may surprise you. And you will go home equipped with practical steps you can follow to protect and preserve lake water quality and the recreational benefits, wildlife habitat, community wellbeing, and home value that depend on it. Maggie Shannon runs the LakeSmart Program and handles Public Policy for the Maine Lakes Society. www.   Location: Charlotte Hobbs Memorial Library • Wednesday, July 6, 9:3 to 11:30 a.m., A Walk Down Sensory Lane: We rely on our sense of sight to identify our surroundings, but often bypass our other senses. On this lei-

surely walk, we’ll explore the natural world up close through touch, sound, smell, sight and maybe taste. Get in touch with your five senses and maybe even find a sixth! This walk is great for kids of all ages. Trailhead: Wilson Wing Moose Pond Bog Preserve, Horseshoe Pond Road, Lovell. Degree of Difficulty: Easy. The Greater Lovell Land Trust walks are free and open to the public. Look for “Land Trust Walk Today” signs posted on Route 5 and leading to

the trailhead. Be aware that though dogs are welcome on some properties, the GLLT asks that you not bring a pet on a GLLTsponsored walk. Thank you for your cooperation. Walks last approximately three hours, so please dress for the weather conditions. We suggest long pants, long sleeves and sturdy shoes with socks. We highly recommend that you bring plenty of water, snacks, insect repellant and your camera.



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(Continued from Page 2A) Mountains of Maine. You can visit the website (www. for more information. It’s all a work in progress. BN. When will it be ready? Ryan: I would like to be open for next summer, before the hikers make their way through Maine to Katahdin. BN. The Warrior Project, what will it entail and what are your goals? Ryan: The Wilderness Warrior Project is what I’m focusing on for the beginnings of my guide service. And, I hope to guide the first group of veterans on June 1, 2017. Pending donations, it is my intention for this to be cost-free for each veteran — travel expenses, food, classes and instructors. The Wilderness Warrior Project was created to assist veterans who may be struggling to find their way among the chaos. Using nature as a healing tool, it is my intention to help veterans rediscover the peace within the Warrior, guidance in the process of surrendering experiences which no longer serve a greater purpose and to provide them with a foundation for the life they deserve as they move forward. It’s the war within ourselves we often struggle with most. Veterans will be paired up with someone they served with and guided along

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Motorcyclist hurt A motorcyclist was seriously injured Saturday morning following a crash at the intersection of Route 114 and Shaw Road in Sebago. Amy Bacon, 55, was airlifted to Maine Medical Center in Portland following the collision at 9:30 a.m. The Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office say Bacon was operating a 2007 Harley-Davidson Sportster 883 motorcycle. Police say the motorcycle had been traveling north on Route 114. A Ford F250 truck (out of Colorado), operated by Lindsay Madison, 28, had been traveling south. Madison attempted to turn left onto Shaw Road to turn around and did not see the motorcycle. The motorcycle struck the side of the truck between the rear tire and back door. Bacon was not wearing a helmet and was ejected back off of the truck onto the pavement. Due to extensive possibly lifethreatening injuries, Bacon was airlifted by Life Flight to MMC. Madison and an infant passenger in a car seat were transported to the Bridgton Hospital as a precaution. Speed and alcohol do not appear to be factors. The crash remains under investigation by Sheriff’s Office Patrol Deputies and the Sheriff’s Office Reconstruction Team.

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These items appeared on the Fryeburg Police Department log: Monday, June 20 6:26 p.m. Police investigated a traffic complaint on Lovell Road. Tuesday, June 21 10:53 a.m. Police assisted rescue personnel with a call on Cross Street. 12:06 p.m. Stephen W. Stankiewicz, 56, of Fryeburg was charged with fugitive from justice at a Lovewell Pond Road residence. Wednesday, June 22 8:49 p.m. Cynthia Karabelas, 54, of Jackson, N.H. was stopped on Main Street and charged with operating a motor vehicle while under the influence (alcohol). Thursday, June 23 2:44 p.m. A warning was issued following a traffic complaint in the Bridgton Road (Route 302) construction zone. Friday, June 24 9:39 and 11:50 a.m. Police investigated theft complaints on Charles Street and Harbor Road. Saturday, June 25 4:50 p.m. Police received a complaint of an unwanted subjects at a Stanley Hill Road residence. 10:13 p.m. Peter J. Karb, 63, of Ashland, Mass. was stopped on Lovell Road and charged with operating a motor vehicle while under the influence (alcohol). 11:30 p.m. Police investigated a complaint at a Bridgton Road residence. Sunday, June 26 3:27 a.m. Police responded to a complaint on River Street. 9:44 a.m. A report was filed regarding a suspicious person on Fish & Game Road.


Water quality update

NEW FOREST ESTABLISHED — (left to right) Thom Perkins, Loon Echo Executive Director, Kevin Hancock, Hancock Land Company president and Carrie Walia, Loon Echo senior adviser with the deed to Maine’s newest community forest.

New forest: Great views

On the first full day of summer (June 21), the Raymond Community Forest in the Town of Raymond, became the newest Community Forest in the State of Maine. The nonprofit Loon Echo Land Trust purchased the land from Hancock Land Company for the Town of Raymond. The Raymond Community Forest encompasses a 356-acre parcel to the east of Crescent Lake bisected by Conesca Road. This new community forest offers long-term multiple benefits for the town, including protection of the quality of Raymond’s waterways and wildlife, as well as exceptional views to and from Pismire Mountain. The Raymond Conservation Commission had their eyes on

the property since developing its Open Space Plan in 2009. The land conservation project was first proposed by the Raymond Conservation Commission and Loon Echo Land Trust in 2012. According to Chairman John Rand, “This property has many valuable assets that we mapped during our planning process including water quality and habitat protection, trail and recreation opportunities, a forest resource that can help support our economy, and a fabulous view from the top of Pismire Mountain. In sum, this is one of Raymond’s Special Places that our plan sought to protect.” Hancock approached Loon Echo to initiate a partnership between the company, Loon

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Echo Land Trust and the Town of Raymond. In May of 2013, a detailed proposal was presented to the Raymond Board of Selectmen. The board provided a vote of support for Loon Echo to enter into the agreement with Hancock to essentially buy time and the FOREST, Page 5A

The Woods Pond Water Quality Committee will be hosting an informational session at the Woods Pond Town Beach on Saturday, July 9, at 9 a.m. Colin Holme of Lakes Environmental Association will discuss current water quality conditions in Woods Pond and the testing parameters LEA uses to assess lake health. He will give an overview of routine monitoring done by the organization, as well as more advanced testing that has occurred recently thanks to an active partnership with the Woods Pond Water Quality Committee. He will give an overview of the Woods Pond Watershed Project and give examples of conservation measures that landowners can do on their own property to help keep the pond clean.   The talk will be informal and questions are welcome. All those interested in hearing about the testing at Woods Pond are welcome.

Fairway chip shots

Bridgton Highlands Country Club In Ladies Golf action last Wednesday, Susan Jordan scored her first hole-in-one. She used a seven iron on the 113-yard drive on Hole 10. She has been playing golf for eight years, and was able to see the ball roll in the hole. It was witnessed by her playing partners, Mary Barry and Elaine Tinker. Other winners for the day for “Best Poker Hands” were: Mary Barry, first place; Kathy Blanchard, second place; Mary Ellen Taggart, third place; Yvonne Gluck, fourth place; and Peg Macdonald, fifth place. The pot was fewest putts, which was won by Pauline Elmer with 15 for nine holes. After golf, champagne was had by all! The Cap Memorial The 12th Annual The Cap Memorial Golf Tournament will FAIRWAY, Page 5A

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Land Use Committee unveils zoning plan would be 50 feet. “We tried to achieve a balance of development and open space, and we are not regulating any type of use,” said Committee Chairman Chuck Renneker. All existing structures will be grandfathered unless there’s a change of use. No residential uses will be allowed on the ground floor in the Downtown Village I District, and new construction will need to be two-story, to

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THE ADVENT OF ZONING — This draft Future Land Use Map for downtown Bridgton shows the Downtown Village Business Districts I and II, in green, extending along Main Street from Main Hill to the Kansas Road, and along Portland Road south to Willett Road, as well as a short distance north on Route 117. The yellow lots designate the Downtown Village Neighborhood; red, the Inner Corridor; and blue, the Lakeside Neighborhood. Lots shaded in pink designate the Rural Neighborhood. The map will be redone before the planned November vote so it will be easier to follow. design review process would serve as an encouragement to follow the town’s goals. “We hope to possibly change the developer’s mind, but as long as he meets the ordinance, he’s fine,” Renneker said. Renneker said property along the Outer Corridor consists of mostly larger lots, and thus became the logical location for larger commercial and industrial development. “If General Motors wanted to build a plant, or a call center wanted to locate there, as long as (the building) is controlled by a buffer, I don’t have a problem with that,” he said. The same would apply to a big box store, he said. Thomas noted that the Hannaford supermarket in Standish is so well-screened and set back from the highway that “you wouldn’t even know it was there.” Miller and fellow Planning Board member Debra Brusini, however, had a problem with the proposal to allow up to six

stories of height. “Six stories seems like a lot,” Brusini said. Renneker said the six-story allowance was “a recognition that we’re forcing larger developments there.” Initially the committee also said no to residential housing, but changed their mind after meeting with the Planning Board. As now proposed, the Outer Corridor would allow cluster residential development as long as there are sufficient setbacks in place. “Bridgton’s a town that’s evolved over time, and has

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(Continued from Page 4A) option to purchase the land. They were grateful to Hancock for agreeing to such generous terms and to Loon Echo for its efforts. The board viewed the project as an opportunity too important for the town to pass up. “The property has been owned by Hancock Land Company dating back to 1943. With the help of Kevin Hancock’s support of this project by donating a portion of the cost, this acquisition preempted development and will retain the rural characteristic that is so important to the residents of Raymond,” Rand continued. Through the hard work and dedication by the Raymond Conservation Commission and the citizen based Steering Committee (John Rand, chairman; Ray Bersch, Sheila Bourque, Connie Cross, Dave Dowler, Carol Friend, Russ Hutchinson, Brien Richards, Marlee Turner, Brian Walker, and Carrie Walia, Loon Echo Land Trust senior adviser), Loon Echo Land Trust, the Town of Raymond, the Open Space Institute, Portland Water District, Lands For Maine’s Future, Norcross Wildlife Foundation, Maine Outdoor Heritage Fund, David Conservation Foundation, William P. Wharton Trust, The Anonymous Foundation, Camp Agawam and over 200 individuals and families, the property will be conserved permanently. “We commend Raymond’s citizens for coming together to protect this important forestland — a place that will long provide so many economic and environmental benefits to their community. The Open Space Institute is gratified to support such a deserving project through our Community Forest Fund,” said Jennifer Melville, OSI VP for Conservation Grants and Loans. Recreational plans are being developed with the assistance of community members. Plans include establishing a parking area on Conesca Road and developing hiking trails leading to the cliffs of Pismire Mountain. Plans for the lower elevation forest include low-impact multi-use trails such as walking, hiking, cross country skiing/snowshoeing and mountain biking. Traditional uses such as hunting will continue. The property has had a long tradition of sustainable forest management. With a history of forestry, the property will continue to provide necessary income through timber management to support the land and trails into the future. Loon Echo’s Raymond Community Forest Project campaign had raised over 90% of the funds needed to purchase the property by this past November, just 10% short of the $680,000 needed for the purchase. With a six-month extension to the purchase agreement from Hancock Land Company, the final push to raise funds was achieved with the Open Space Institute awarding $30,000 toward the project and Raymond’s residents voted overwhelmingly to contribute an additional $6,800 for the project. With this generous last minute-support, Loon Echo was able to close on the property on the summer solstice.   A modest reserve has been established to be used for stewardship and trail work. Fundraising will continue to support these efforts as plans are on track to open a portion of the trails for the 2016 fall season. Loon Echo Land Trust protects over 6,556 acres of land and manages 28 miles of multi-use trails in the northern Sebago Lake region. Its mission is to conserve the region’s natural resources and character for current and future generations. Loon Echo serves seven towns including Bridgton, Casco, Denmark, Harrison, Naples, Raymond and Sebago with an area of 320 square miles located directly north of Sebago Lake. Loon Echo works within its service area to safeguard water quality for greater Portland’s 200,000 residents, preserve scenic gems such as Bald Pate Mountain, and provide outreach and fun educational programs to the public. Loon Echo assists landowners to take steps to ensure future generations will benefit from the preservation of their lands.

encourage mixed use. The number and size of windows, or fenestration, would be regulated as well, and no downtown Main Street building would be allowed to exceed 120 feet of continuous building frontage. “Renys would not be able to be built the way it is, by any means,” if the ordinance were in place when the business expanded, explained Thomas. Renys initially planned to have no windows facing Main Street, but compromised after Miller strongly objected. “The lesson of Renys was taken to heart,” said Committee member Greg Watkins. Architectural recesses will be allowed, to break up the building and make it more interesting. In the Village II District, buildings “will be allowed to breathe a little more,” said Committee member Bill O’Conner, who has led PowerPoint presentations to illustrate the changes. In the stretch of the Portland Road from Pondicherry Square to Maple Street, “the buildings are allowed to breathe a little more, and we’re all for maintaining that,” he said. Committee member Ken Gibbs said the idea of creating a Design Review Committee gained hold after informal meetings were held with local developer Justin McIver, who built the Towanda’s and Firefly building and the new Chalmers building. McIver was “very amenable to the suggestions,” and agreed to build up to the sidewalk and adopt other changes in keeping with the character of Main Street. Gibbs said the committee would be only advisory and would apply only to new construction or renovation of 25% or more of the street-side façade of the existing building. The design committee would schedule a public meeting within five days after an application is submitted, and draw up minutes for the Planning Board or code enforcement officer listing recommendations for suggested architectural and landscape design. Renneker said developers would not be required to incorporate the suggestions in their plans, but the hope is that the



(Continued from Page 1A) to preserve the eclectic New England charm of the downtown. In the Downtown Village II District, which extends from a short portion of Route 117 down Portland Road to Willett Road, the setback would be 15 feet. In the Inner Corridor, from Willett Road to Sandy Creek Road, setbacks of 25 feet will be the standard; and in the Outer Corridor, south to the Naples town line, the setback

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(Continued from Page 4A) be held on Sunday, July 31 with a shotgun start at 9 a.m. at Point Sebago Resort and Golf Course in Casco. The annual tournament is held in memory of Carroll A. “Cap” Priest. It was established to raise money to benefit youth athletes and athletic programs in the Lake Region area. Cost is $80 per player, which includes 18 holes of golf (scramble format), cart, catered barbecue lunch, soft drinks, snacks, gift bag and door prizes for all golfer. There will also be free use of the driving range and putting/chipping greens, cash prizes for low gross and low net team scores, longest drive, straightest drive, closet to the pin and putting challenge. Sponsorship opportunities exist. Contact Chuck Priest at 890-4665 or or Peter Priest at 8313770 or for more information or registration forms.

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Business news

Center expanding to Bridgton The Progress Center, Inc., a nonprofit, is expanding and officially opening a satellite office in Bridgton in June. The new location, at 300 Portland Road near Sandy Creek Road, will bring with it a 36-year history in providing supports and services to adults, children and families experiencing intellectual and developmental disabilities. Originating in Oxford Hills in the 1970s, The Progress Center began in Norway with a goal of providing disabled adults with a variety of summer programming and a place to participate in social events. The Progress Center has since grown to provide many services throughout Western

and Southern Maine: children’s and adult case management, day programming, employment services, residential support and children’s in-home support services and a woodworking program called Tree Works. The Progress Center is also home to the Feel Better Food program, which provides free meals to patients recently discharged from the hospital, and the Community Kitchen Program, which provides free meals and distributes fresh produce to the community. For more information about The Progress Center, visit or call Miranda at 743-8049, ext. 266.

NAPLES — Celebrating two years, Pure Spa & Studio (the Lake Region’s hidden gem, providing skin and massage services/products) would

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Unc’l Lunkers turns 10 Larry Scholz opened Unc’l Lunkers fishing tackle and bait shop on July 17, 2006. “Yep, my first sale was $3.19,” he said, searching for a framed document hung on the wall along with a lot of other miscellaneous postings. “To my wife.” It’s been quite a ride for Larry over the decade. “It was scary to begin with; then even scarier when the recession hit; then I doubled in size to 1,300 square feet six years ago,” he said. For 25 years, Larry was

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Harrison finishes year ‘in the black’ for the town office parking lot changes be carried forward because the town is unable to take on these tasks in the current year. Appointments: Brent Grygiel was appointed to the Planning Board, and Lisa Villa was appointed to the Appeals Board for three years. Bid awarded: Selectmen awarded the road bid to Pike Industries at $688,615. The town also received bids from Bruce Manzer ($699,489) and F.R. Carroll ($784,767). Selectmen also awarded a bid to cut trees on Deer Hill Road to Q-Team ($14,000). The town also received a bid from Marston’s Tree Service ($18,499.50). Summer road plans: Finch reported that work to prepare Dawes Hill for paving is nearly complete, and soon trenching and culvert work will begin on Deer Hill Road. Finch would like to include Deer Hill Road to the list of roadways to be paved next year. 2016 road paving plans, targeted for late August, includes Sterling Road, East Shore Road, North Beach Road and South Beach Road, all in East Shore Estates off Lewis Road; Hemlock Lane off Lewis Road and Temple Hill off Route 117/Norway Road. In addition, paving will take place in a number of places where there are serious road issues or culverts need to be replaced, Finch said. If funding and time is available, additional work on Lincoln Street will be undertaken.

Looking for a little outdoor family fun during this vacation? Come join the Lakes Environmental Association at their sister facility, the Maine Lake Science Center (51 Willet Road in Bridgton) for a morning of nature exploration and activities on Friday, July 8 from 9 to 11:30 a.m. From the Science Center, participants will follow the trails, which connect the center to Pondicherry Park. Activities range from dragonfly hunting, eating wild plants (optional!), exploring a beaver dam and more! Activities are best suited for children ages 5-11 with adults, but all are welcome.

The morning activities are free for current LEA members and $5 per family for non-members. Registration is required and space is limited so sign up today by contacting Mary Jewett at 647-8580 or e-mail Thank you to Hu and Ray Caplan for helping to fund this event. Dr. and Mrs. Caplan have been members and directors of LEA since the 1970s. Dr. Caplan was president from 1982-1990 and Mrs. Caplan was LEA’s secretary from 1992-2006. The Caplans recognize the vital importance of education in all aspects of LEA’s work.

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Bridgton 4 on the Fourth Road Fireworks on Sunday, Race, Monday, July 4, 8 a.m. LARRY SCHOLZ, owner of Unc’l Lunkers, spools eight- July 3, 9 p.m., Stevens Brook Parade, Monday, July 4 pound test line onto a newly purchased reel. (Bradt Photo) School at noon Casco Fireworks on Monday, July 4, 9:15 p.m. at Point Sebago Resort on Sebago Lake Massachusetts. For nine years, in his spare (Continued from Page 6A) Denmark “Before going to their time, Larry has been a local young, old, yes, even moms Fireworks on Saturday, camp, the kids usually volunteer firefighter. and daughters.” July 9, 9 p.m. “Firefighters are nuts. Moms want their kids out- chorus: ‘First stop Unc’l Fryeburg When that radio goes off, it’s side playing, not looking at Lunkers!’” he said. Fireworks on Saturday, Unc’l Lunkers has pure adrenalin. We’ve gotten July 2, 9 p.m. behind football their electronic gadgets. “I have a special mom’s expanded into a sporting busier,” he said. field Unc’l Lunkers is located seat so they can be comfort- goods retailer. Harrison “I sell boat supplies and on 6 Gage Street (near the able as their children look Fireworks on Thursday, over the gear, make their hunting gear, in addition to monument at the top of the July 7, 9:15 p.m. on Crystal hill on Main Street). Summer Lake, Old Home Days selections,” Larry said with a live minnows and worms.” Not everyone knows there hours: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., gentle smile. Naples Often, in the early part are 10 lakes and ponds within Monday through Saturday; Parade on Monday, July of the summer, a fam- a 20-minute drive of down- Sunday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 4, 2 p.m. Telephone: 647-8100. ily will arrive here from town Bridgton.   EVENTS, Page 8A

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(Continued from Page 1A) tower is on express order to provide air conditioning for the Bridgton Municipal Complex. Peabody went ahead and ordered the ailing tower’s replacement even though it meant exceeding his limit on spending without board approval, because the Complex has a contracted responsibility to its lessee, the Bridgton District Court. Deputy Town Manager Georgiann Fleck is keeping in close touch with the company supplying the tower so there won’t be any unforeseen delays, as there was when the furnace ordered for Town Hall was several months late in arriving. No bids at 15 Walker Peabody said no bids were turned in to buy the residential property at 15 Walker Street, which was recently designated unsafe under the town’s Dangerous Building Ordinance. “One interested party backed off,” he said, adding that he is waiting to hear back from another interested party.

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HARRISON — As the fiscal year draws to a close, Town Manager Bud Finch told selectmen at their recent meeting the tentative numbers for revenue and expense are in place and look great overall. “The numbers look good overall and are consistent with our goal of being in the black on the bottom line,” he said. Finch offered selectmen a snapshot of where the town is with one week, (one payroll and financial warrant) left in the current fiscal year: Municipal operations (tentative): The expense budget of $1,893,231 will finish up under budget at $1,823,689 for a decrease of $69,543 or 3.7% in the budget. The revenue budget of $686,573 will finish up over budget at $814,883 for an increase in revenue of $128,309 or 18.7% In total, municipal operations will finish up the year to the plus side by $197,852, ($128,309 over budgeted revenue and $69,543 under budgeted expenses). The two major elements in the revenue increased were from state revenue sharing and funds from fees and legal penalties. At their next board meeting, Finch plans to recommend to selectmen that $60,000 from Public Works be carried forward to finish ongoing road projects. The funds became available due to the mild winter, the manager reported. Finch will also recommend that capital reserve funds earmarked for fire station roof repair and

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Woods Pond Village project

(Continued from Page 1A) The public meeting was to inform residents what is planned and take feedback so developers can shape the project “with good, savvy input.” At this point, no project schematics will be available to the public for review (a sketch was shown at the meeting). However, once the project lands on the Bridgton Planning Board’s table for review, plans will be available for public inspection at the town office and at the state level. LeGoff believes seven property owners abut the site. She noted that in accordance to Bridgton’s Subdivision Ordinance, all landowners within 500 feet of the property must be notified when an application is submitted for town approval. The proposal calls for 50-plus lots, ranging in size from smaller lots for homes in the 5,000 to 10,000 square foot range to lots nearing an acre. The project also includes a proposed walking trail and picnic area. Each development will be accessed by separate roads (at this time, the roads do not connect). Where specifically those roads will be

located will need approval from the Maine Department of Transportation. Dunton pointed out that a current logging road is not one of the proposed development roadways. It is located closer to the brook. The East Side properties (larger lots) — which is considered a more traditional subdivision, Dunton said — will be served by individual wells and septic systems. The homes will likely be two to three bedrooms. The West Side properties will likely be one-bedroom units or possibly duplexes (thus totaling two units). This development will be serviced by a common water supply and a common wastewater system. The plan calls for several “disposal fields,” spread out in different locations “so there is no concentration of wastewater in one particular area,” Dunton pointed out. One resident questioned how the development might affect his water supply. “How much water will these units take out?” he asked. “I am concerned about my water supply, and if it is impacted by the wells being drilled there, what recourse do I have?”

Using the state wastewater code, which Dunton says leans on the conservative side, the use would be about 5,000 gallons per day for the entire development (based on units proposed). One test well has already been drilled, and is yielding five gallons per minute. “Drilling a well is part of the planning process to determine what the yield will be, max output, etc.” Dunton said. “It may seem like putting the cart before the horse. It’s not an assumption that approvals will be given. It’s just proper planning.” To determine the impact of the common well on surrounding water sources, a test will be conducted, pushing the well to full yield over a long duration. Abutters’ wells will be monitored during the test to see if water use at full yield had an impact on surrounding water supplies. A water level meter will be used. Attendees said their wells vary in depth from 240 to 660 feet. “A traditional subdivision with acre-size lots is sufficient to support individual wells,” he said. Dunton said the second part of the testing process will be water quality, to see

if any changes occur. Costs will be borne by the developer. In regards to fire protection, two options will be considered — a stormwater pond or tap into Mary Day Brook for a dry hydrant. The matter will be discussed with fire department officials during the local permitting process. Karen Hawkins and others impressed upon Dunton that potential buyers should be made aware ahead of time that several farms exist near the subdivision. Another person added, “This will not be an issue because we were here first.” Dunton responded, “We hear that concern loud and clear, and I’m making a note of it.” The entire development targets homeowners in the 50-plus age range. “The intent of the development is for smaller homes for folks who are leaving their longtime home for a place that has less maintenance and is affordable,” Dunton said. One resident had called the state to check whether proper logging practices were being used at the site, and was told, “yes.” Another resident asked if

CONWAY, N.H. — Mike Sakash and Mountain Top Music present “Swingin’ in the Sixties,” a continuation of Mike’s popular summer Jazz History series for jazz fans of all ages. Starting Wednesday, June 29 and open to the public, drop-ins are welcome at any or all of the eight weekly sessions to be held Wednesday nights from 5:15 to 6:30 p.m. in the “Little Majestic Theatre Listening Room” in Mountain Top’s new building in Conway village. There will be no charge for anyone who wishes to “try-out” a class for the first

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fabulous 1950s innovators were still active, 1960s jazz was influenced by an everwidening palette of styles including Brazilian music, gospel, blues, free improvisation, sacred music, and classical music. Guided listening sessions, discussion, and live demonstrations will be used to give attendees a deeper understanding of one of the most exciting decades in jazz history in this engaging and friendly interactive setting. No question is too simple to pose and no previous jazz experience is required — no homework and no tests either — just a love of

great music and the wish to learn more about this very special musical genre from an expert teacher and musicologist. Sakash currently performs locally and with the 18-member Portland Jazz Orchestra, and teaches jazz on both saxophone and clarinet at Fryeburg Academy and Mountain Top Music. He holds a degree from the University of Massachusetts in Saxophone Performance, African-American Jazz Studies, and Music Education, and a Master’s degree in Jazz Studies and Contemporary Media from the Eastman School of Music. Before coming to the Valley, he was an associate professor at Washington

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the two developments were going to be “gated communities” with no public access? “That’s a good question,” Dunton said. “I’ll make a note on that…We will do our best to address your concerns.” There will be an association and covenants associat-

ed with this project and lots. Ownership will be passed to purchaser. Dunton expects the proposed project will be submitted to DEP within “months.” “When you get close to submitting, that’s the time you hold the public informational meeting,” he said.

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and Jefferson College in 1960s July 13: Brazilian Pennsylvania. No advance reservations Influences and Latin Jazz are needed to attend class Week 20: A True and drop-ins are welcome. July For more information on Individual: Wayne Shorter the summer jazz series, see July 27: Bill Evans and Chick Corea or call Mountain Top Music Aug. 3: Ornette Coleman Center at 447-4737. and Free Jazz Week The Jazz History Series Aug. 10: Cannonball schedule is as follows: Adderly and Lee Morgan July 6: Miles Davis in the Aug. 17: Herbie Hancock.

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Chickadee Quilt Show coming July 9 and 10

Bridgton is home to Pleasant Mountain, scenic lakes and streams, and a quaint downtown with fine shops, museums and restaurants. It is also the location for the second largest quilt show in the state. This year’s Chickadee Quilt Show exhibition of hand and machine-sewn quilts and other fiber arts will take place on Saturday, July 9 and Sunday, July 10 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Stevens Brook Elementary School in Bridgton ($5 entrance). Stevens Brook Elementary is located at 14 Frances Bell Drive in Bridgton. It is handicapped-accessible and there is lots of free parking. In addition to the display of quilts that the public is invited to participate in judging, there is a Chinese auction, the Chickadee Table with many handcrafted items for sale, and a Yard Sale with sewing-related items. This year’s raffle features over 26 mini-quilts with a “my favorite season” theme. Raffle tickets are $1 each or six for

Offering a surprising variety of Americanmade women’s and children’s clothing and a diverse collection of jewelry, scarves, bags and accessories. New Hours

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$5. Sandwiches, desserts, and pastries will be available at the Chickadee Café along with soft drinks and coffee. This year’s vendors include: Mariner’s Compass Quilt Shop from Georgetown; Annie’s Teeny Tiny Quilt Shop from Limerick; Cotton Weeds Quilt Shop from Freeport; Printmaker Susan Sidwell of Lovell; Dreamweaver Textiles of Steep Falls; Miss Elaine’s Sew Crafty Shoppe from Limington; Primitive Quarters of Shapleigh; Pins and Needles from Farmington. On both days, there will be demonstrations of sewing techniques. At 11 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday, the Oxford Mill Outlet will be doing a presentation (TBD). Saturday at noon is a USEW Quilting Solutions class, while on Sunday at noon is a presentation on how to emboss velvets for crazy quilting and how to use an Accuquilt to cut wools for applique. Pat Glover will be demonstrating “Tips and Tricks” on both days at 1 p.m. Lastly, at 2 p.m. on Saturday

and Sunday, Cotton Weeds will do a demonstration on the Eleanor Burns Day and Night Quilt. With the income from the quilt show and the raffle, Chickadee Quilters support and donate money to several local charities including the Bridgton Community Center, community kettle dinners, the Good Shepherd Food-Bank, and the First Church Adopt a Child program. In addition, quilts are made and donated to the Linus Project which serves critically ill children and “comfort quilts” are sewn for local fire victims. One local organization is given a quilt to use as a raffle fundraiser. This year’s recipient is Equine Journeys, an organization in Bridgton that offers therapeutic riding for disabled individuals. Meetings are held at the Bridgton Community Center on the first and third Thursdays of the month, September through June at 7 p.m. On Tuesday mornings, a group gets together to work on whatever they wish. It is a

HARRISON — Scribner’s Mill will be open for tours of the mill and homestead on Saturday July 2 from 1 to 4 p.m. Local woodworkers, including timber framers to wood carvers, have been invited to come this day to share their skills. Tours of the mill includes a demonstration of the 19th century machinery to manufacture parts for dry (slack) barrels around 2:30 p.m. In the long shed, demonstrations of the shingle mill will take place around 3 p.m. Across the street, the 1849 Scribner Homestead will be open. Home to five genera-

tions of the Scribner family, the homestead was an integral part of the mill site. It has been restored to be interpreted as it appeared in 1924 when the house was remodeled to provide an indoor necessary. The mill site, which includes the barn, icehouse, and blacksmith shop, holds a large collection of antique mill, household, and ice harvesting equipment. Adult admission is $5. Top the day off with an ice cream sundae. Check the website for more information about the mill. To schedule a private/

ANNUAL CHICKADEE QUILT SHOW takes place on Saturday and Sunday, July 9-10 at Stevens Brook Elementary School in Bridgton. social time to ask for help or advice on sewing. This group frequently takes road trips to quilting events and quilting

shops around New England. More details about the New members, both experi- Quilt Show and the Chickadee enced and novice, are always Quilters can be found at welcome.

Scribner’s Mill open for tours Saturday

BACK IN THE DAY — Walter Whitman and Native American Ralph Whaling hewing a 42’ log to replace the east sill of Scribner’s Mill. group tour, or a school field Crossing over the Crooked tional signs found traveltrip call 583-(mill) 6455. River bridge into the Town ing North on Route 35 at Scribner’s Mill is found of Harrison, the mill is on Carsley Road or Maple south of Bolsters Mills the left. From Harrison, fol- Ridge Road from Route 117 from the Jesse Mill Road. low the Maine State direc- to the mill.

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SEBAGO — Spaulding Back the Stacks performance at 7 p.m. as follows: Memorial Library’s Push series continues on Saturdays • July 9 — Jennifer Armstrong’s “Songs, Stories and Tunes.” • Aug. 13 — Peter Mezoian and his “Outrageous Banjo.” • Sept. 24 — Game warden Roger Guay and crime writer Kate Flora along with Saba the dog, who will discuss A Good Man with a Dog: A Game Warden’s 25 Years in the Maine Woods. Spaulding Memorial Library is located in Sebago on Route 114 near the intersection of Route 11. Calendars can be ordered online at: or at the following places: Renys, Corn Shop Trading and Hayes True Value, or contact Elna Stone at 647-3028 or

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Denmark’s annual lobster roll lunch

Congregational Church buys more than 40 pounds of lobster meat from their local seafood supplier and handcrafts it into the best lobster rolls you can find. Fully-packed with lobster meat overflowing a crisp toasted bun, seasoned just right, the lobster rolls literally melt in your mouth. Add a slice of homemade pie, chips, coleslaw and a cold drink, and Denmark has found the perfect way to top off their July 4th celebrations and parade. Last year, the Denmark Mountain Hikers took part in the parade, trooping alongside the Denmark Church’s float with signs representing different landmark dates in history. Unfortunately, just as the parade was ending, the trekking poles of one of our hikers got caught under a tire on the float trailer, dragging her foot under the tire. Injured as she was, the hiker insisted on limping along to the end of the parade on her own and went directly in line to get her lobster roll! She knew the danger of missing out by being late and wasn’t going to let a little thing like an injured foot get in the way! While we don’t expect everyone to show the same GREAT COMBINATION — the Fourth of July and a grit and determination, it lobster roll! The Denmark Women’s Fellowship serves is still a good lesson not to up delicious, fresh and fully-stuffed lobster rolls at the tarry too long after the parade Annual Fourth of July Lobster Roll Lunch. ends before heading to the (Photo by Allen Crabtree) DENMARK — For nearly 30 years, the place to go right after the Denmark July 4th parade has been the annual Lobster Roll Lunch at the

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DENMARK — The Denmark Arts Center is going back to its roots and hosting a contradance starting at 7 p.m. this Friday, July 1. Local band String Equinox promises to bring a full evening of swinging your partner round the DAC with music, dancing and fun for the whole PERENNIALS • ANNUALS family. All dances are taught, HANGERS • HERBS and no experience is necesFUN DECORATIONS sary to have a wonderful time! Led by Beverly Woods Veggies and Shana Aisenberg, String MON. BY CHANCE CHECK OUT Equinox encompasses a variTHE BARN & TUES.-SAT. 9a.m.-5p.m OUR GIFT ety of musical styles and posSHOP! sibilities. Beverly, who has SUN. 9a.m.been performing for over 40 3p.m. years, sings and plays over fifteen instruments including hammered dulcimer, piano, and mandolin. In addition to performing for over 35 years, SHANA AISENBERG of String Equinox will perform Shana is an experienced this Friday at the Denmark Arts Center. U.S. Rte. 302 across from L.R.H.S., music teacher and composNaples, ME 04055 207-693-6261 er. Together, they play and call New England­ Since he began making style barn dances, square dances, and films in the 1960s, Ungerer has shown work at the Ann contradances. Come check out their Arbor Film Festival, the amazing talent and dance Museum of Modern Art, the Friday night at the DAC! Athens Film Festival, the Admission is $5 for one per- New England Film and Video son and $10 for a family. Festival, and more. In the For more information contact last few years Ungerer has begun to use an inexpensive digital still camera to creWalter Ungerer Brings Opening Tuesday, June 21 • 10-4 Experimental Films from ate his projects Random Bits of Unknown Significance, A Rockland to Denmark Baked Goods ~ Jams ~ Pickles Week in Northern Germany, Rockland-based filmmakUsed Delightful Items & Treasures er, Walter Ungerer, brings a The Old Man in this World of Homemade Maine Crafts ~ Field-grown Daylilies and series of experimental short Magic and Such As It Is. Other Perennials and Herbs, Flowers and Bouquets. Today, Ungerer remains a films to the DAC this July. The evening features a prominent figure in the avant smattering of works from his garde/experimental media Route 35 N, 2 miles outside of Harrison Village time in the 1960s NYC under- scene. Check out his website, Visit us at Bridgton Farmers Market on Saturdays 8-1 ground film scene to later, to Open Tuesday – Saturday 10-4 • 329-4598 works developed in Vermont find out more. 1T26 Stick around after the and Maine. show to participate in a Q&A with Walter about his work and process. Admission is $15. For tickets, visit or contact info@

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Area Events Computer Fundamentals Training

CHRIS LIVELY holds the Ebenezer’s Pub sign to be auctioned at the Lovell Historical Society benefit auction on Sunday, July 10.

Antique show, live auction tour for two at Bretton Woods (includes lunch at the Mount Washington Hotel); 16-foot Old Town canoe; camp rocking chair with bear motif. If you are unable to attend and would like to bid on an item, just let the Society know. They will find someone to bid for you, with a “not to exceed” limit. Finally, the Society is offering three raffle items: $100

gift certificate for Rosie’s Lovell Village Store donated by Tom and Rose McKenzie; $100 gift certificate for Lovell Hardware donated by Robbie and Crystal Drew; $100 gift certificate to Two Black Dogs Restaurant donated by Bill and Leigh Haines. A book of tickets is priced at $5 for six tickets or $1 per ticket. Raffle tickets will be available for purchase the day

of the event. The drawing will be held at 2 p.m. The event will be held at the Kimball-Stanford House on Route 5, directly across from the Lake Kezar Country Club in Lovell. For more information please call 9253234, send an e-mail to, or visit the Society’s website at

BENNETT & PERKINS to perform July 14 at Hacker’s Hill Preserve in Casco to benefit Loon Echo Land Trust.

Bennett & Perkins to kick off Acoustic Sunset Concert Series

Loon Echo Land Trust’s famous Acoustic Sunset Concerts Series on top of Hacker’s Hill Preserve on Quaker Ridge Road in Casco returns Thursday, July 14 for the fifth season. This summer’s opening

concert will feature the harmonies and guitar work of White Mountain folk singer/songwriters Bennett & Perkins. The open, grassy fields of this beautiful land allow for comfortable seating with extraordinary sunset views of the Lake Region and White Mountains acting as a backdrop to the performers. Bring a picnic dinner, a lawn chair or blanket and soak up the splendor of the sunset while listening to the concert.

The concert will run from 6 to 8 p.m. with a suggested donation of $10 for adults and $5 for a child to benefit the ongoing stewardship efforts of Hacker’s Hill. The unique sound of Kathy Bennett and Thom Perkins showcase a memorable arrangement of vocals and guitar. The pair performs an eclectic blend of both original music and their own ACOUSTIC, Page 6B


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Variety Show at Harrison Village Library

HARRISON — The Harrison Village Library will present the Steve Corning Variety Show on Wednesday, July 6, at 3 p.m. The show features juggling, escape artistry, contortion, comedy, magic and more, and will delight the entire family. Steve is from South Paris, and began his career studying physical comedy and improvisation at the world renowned Celebration Barn Theater. He has performed professionally at theaters and resorts across the country, and internationally aboard Disney Cruise Lines. This program is free and open to all. For more information, please call the library at 583-2970.

Caswell Conservancy Center events

HARRISON — Upcoming events at the Caswell Conservancy Center (42 Main Street) in Harrison include: Today, June 30: Senior Luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. with lunch being served at noon. A variety of games will follow lunch if you choose to participate, or you are welcome to stay and visit with friends. Lunch is $6. This week includes a variety of sandwiches, chips, pickles, beverage and dessert, being prepared by the Village Tie-Up. Beginning in July, through Labor Day, lunches will be on the first and third Thursdays, with different menus. Today, June 30: Youth Night for ages 10-15, from 6 to 9 p.m. A fun and entertaining evening of games, social time and opportunity to meet new friends. No personal digital devices may be used while attending this event. The first time a child attends, a parent or guardian must sign the consent form required by the Caswell Conservancy Center. Friday, July 1, Coffee Call from 8 to 10 a.m. Every Friday, stop by and enjoy a cup of coffee and a donut. Bring a friend or take time to meet a new one. Donations gratefully accepted. Monday, July 4: Hear Ye, Hear Ye. Come and hear the reading of The Declaration of Independence to be read on the hour, at 9, 10 and 11 a.m., from the front steps of the Caswell Conservancy Center. This is an educational and fun way for your family to celebrate Independence Day. Refreshments served following the reading.

Free community breakfast

NORWAY — The Churches of Deering Memorial United Methodist Church and Bolsters Mills United Methodist Church have teamed up with the Norway Grange to offer a free community breakfast every Saturday from 8 to 9 a.m. at the Norway Grange Hall on Whitman Street in Norway. Each Saturday the breakfast teams cook up a delicious variety of breakfast foods to start your day off right! Come and enjoy a nice warm hearty breakfast with spirit filled fellowship. There is no income eligibility required to come to enjoy a hot meal. Anyone interested in joining a team or otherwise helping out by donating money or food please stop by on a Saturday and talk to a team member. Donations will be accepted. For more information please feel free to contact Anna-Jean Alexander, Pastor Deering Memorial UMC at 461-3093 or e-mail at EVENTS, Page 8B


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LOVELL — The Lovell Historical Society will be presenting a special summer event on Sunday, July 10 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. For the 17th consecutive year, the Society will host an Antique Show with dealers from Maine and New Hampshire. There will be a live auction of contemporary items beginning at 11 a.m., conducted by Frank Eastman, regional historian and storyteller. Admission is free and there will be grilled foods, sandwiches, beverages and dessert items available. The live auction will begin at 11 a.m. Currently, the items to be auctioned include: 200 gallons of heating oil from Molloy Energy; steamboat cruise for four on Kezar Lake (refreshments included); 2016 private beer dinner and cellar tour for four at Ebenezer’s Restaurant & Pub; dinner for four at Oxford House Inn; two adult lift tickets at Shawnee Peak; 1930s framed watercolor by Donald Blagge Barton titled Willow Trees; fun day of fishing for two at either Kezar Lake or Hilo, Hawaii (lunch and gear included; airfare and lodging not included); pair of hand-painted walking sticks; 2016 individual tax preparation and filing; 10 rounds of golf at Bridgton Highlands Country Club; dinner and show for four at Quisisana; Kezar Lake Marina’s day rental of a pontoon boat; Good Life Adventures excursion (canoeing, hiking, kayaking and/or fishing with a Registered Maine Guide, lunch included from Stow Corner Store); bucket of balls (for the driving range) and dinner for two at the Old Saco Inn; Harvest Gold’s sterling silver hammered channel bracelet; Ebenezer’s Pub sign; decorative sign bracket by Rod Iron Designs; canopy

Are you intimidated by computers? Do you feel like you will break something when using a computer? Do you feel computers are too complicated for you to use? The Bridgton Community Center is offering Computer Fundamentals. The class is designed to demystify personal computers for the student so they will not be intimidated to start out on their own exploring the web or take additional online training. Students will get a booklet of all 100-plus slides along with other handouts of interest. With a small class size of 10, you will have hands on experience with a laptop and 1-on-1 time with the instructor. Instructor Marty Duggan from PCs for Maine, www., will guide you through the program. The eight hours of training is split up in two four-hour classes on Saturday, Aug. 6 and Aug. 13 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Bridgton Community Center. Bring your lunch for the hour break at noon, where you will have time to get more help on your questions and explore the Internet with guidance. Fee is $25. To register or for more information, call 6473116. Stop by the Bridgton Community Center to see the complete syllabus.

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Lovell comes alive in July

This year, the Lovell summer events again starts with the Fourth of July Lions Club breakfast. Pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage or bacon and all the fixings await the hungry from 7 to 10 a.m. This event supports the Lions Club’s scholarship fund so get out early, see old friends returning and eat hearty. Same place, the former grange building. See you there. Lewis Dana Hill Flea Market: This is becoming a tradition in North Lovell, the breakfast and the Lewis Dana Hill Library Flea Market. And this year, a cookie sale. This library has been part of the area for years. I remember when there was a reunion of students from the area who went to the one-room schoolhouse. Mertice Barker was the teacher and a dear friend who got me acquainted with the folks when I first started to write for the paper. It’s small, but keeps up with the newest books coming hot off the press and needs the support folks. Greater Lovell Land Trust and KLWA talk on the Vital Shorelines: The GLLT and the KLWA are cosponsoring a program dealing with


by Ethel Gilmore-Hurst Lovell Correspondent 925-3226 the “Vital Shorelines” at the Charlotte Hobbs Memorial Library on Tuesday, July 5 at 7:30 p.m. Maggie Shannon will bring us up to date on how and why the shorelines are being protected. She will point out the importance of being alert to the protection of the shoreline of the lakes and ponds in Maine. GLLT Guided Walk Wednesday, July 6: Have you ever taken a walk through the hills and trees and noticed the different smells that surround you? On the July 6 walk, you will be made aware of what surrounds you by using the senses you have. Your sense of smell, taste and sight all work together to make an impression of what is around you. The walk is from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. It is recommended to wear comfortable shoes and

bring water and insect repellant. Kezar Lake Watershed Association Meeting, July 9: The Kezar Lake Watershed Association will hold their annual meeting on Saturday, July 9 at 8:30 a.m. at the VFW Hall in Lovell. There will be a report on the survey of the brook trout made possible by a donation from one of the members. The subject of the Albany South timbering project report will be discussed. Hope to see all members there and new folks joining the cause. Lovell Historical Society Antique Sale and Auction: The Lovell Historical Society will hold their annual Antique Sale and Live Auction on July 10, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. with the auction conducted by Frank Eastman at 11 a.m. The

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committee has been working overtime with the number of fantastic items to be auctioned off. Lots of dinners and boat rides including a decorative bracket made by Rod Blood. There will be a raffle of $100 gift certificate for Rosie’s Lovell Village Store, $100 gift certificate to Lovell Hardware donated by Robbie and Crystal Drew, and $100 gift certificate to Two Black Dogs donated by Bill and Leigh Haines. Come early to check out the great stuff for auction, have lunch and watch the action. The Historical Society does a great job in preserving the past history of Lovell. Twelfth Annual Old Home Days 5k Race: For those planning to take part in the Old Home Days race now it the time to register. If you register before the race day, July 16, it will cost $13 while the day of the race it’s $18. To register online, go to or send a check to Lovell Road Race, PO Box 272, Lovell, Maine. The first 100 to register will receive a commemorative T-shirt. Both male and female first-place winner will receive a special prize.

4th – Lions Club Breakfast, 7 to 10 a.m., Grange Hall 4th – Lewis Dana Hill Flea Market & Cookie Sale, 8 a.m. to noon 5th — GLLT & KLWA Talk Tuesday, 7:30 p.m., The Vital Shorelines with Maggie Shannon 6th — GLLT Guided Walk Wednesday, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., A Walk Down Sensory Lane 9th — KLWA Annual Meeting, Saturday, 9 a.m. at the VFW Hall Lovell (coffee and donuts served 8:45 to 9:30 a.m.) 10th — Lovell Historical Society Antique Sale & Auction, Sunday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Food & live music. Live auction at 11 a.m. 11th–14th — Brick Church Children’s Theater Camp 12th — Lovell United Church of Christ 15th Annual Thrift Shop Fashion Show and Ice Cream Social, 7 p.m. Public invited 12th — GLLT Tuesday, 7:30 p.m., Dragonflies and Damselflies with Brian Pfeiffer 13th — GLLT Guided Walk Wednesday, 10 a.m. to noon continued from Tuesday program of Dragonflies and Damselflies with Brian Pfeiffer 13th — Wednesday, 7:30 p.m., Charlotte Hobbs Memorial Library presents Stargazing Family Program with Marc Stowbridge showing the use of telescope, donated in memory of Robert Chiarello 14th — Heather Masse and Jed Wilson Special Benefit Concert. Jazz, folk and bluegrass 15th — Those planning to take part in the Twelfth Annual Lovell Old Home Days Race can pick up their packets at the gazebo after 4:30 p.m. 16th — Lovell Old Home Days 5k race, 9:45 a.m., Lovell Athletic Field. Register online at; Lovell Old Home Days Parade 10 a.m., Route 5 through the center of town to Smarts Hill ending at the Athletic Field; Lovell Old Home Days to Lovell Athletic Field, following parade, food, crafts and exhibits; Cow Chip at Lovell Athletic Field, sponsored by Lovell Recreation Department 16th — Charlotte Hobbs Memorial Library Community Yard Sale, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. 16th — Performance by the Children’s Theater Camp, 2 p.m. 19th — Charlotte Hobbs and GLLT sponsor Connect to Natural World Through Poems and short stories, at Hewnoaks with Judy Steinberg 20th — GLLT Talk Wednesday, 7:30 p.m., Reading the Rural Landscape with Dr. Robert Sanford, cosponsored by Sweden Historical Society 21st — GLLT Walk Thursday, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., continuing program of Reading the Landscape 22nd — Charlotte Hobbs Memorial Library, Chewonki’s Animal Fitness, 1 p.m. 28th — GLLT Walk Thursday, 9:30 a.m. to noon, The Bear Necessities. 28th — Brick Church performance, Dan Moore 30th — GLLT Walk Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to noon, A’journaling We’ll Go.

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Happy birthdays go out to Bill Morton, Beanie Herbert, Janice Wilson, EJ Bosworth, Samantha Johnson, Lincoln Wentworth. There was someone else, who could it be? Oh yeah, it’s ME. Dale, Nichole, Jolene and I went to Newburyport, Mass. to my granddaughter Patience’s dance recital last Saturday afternoon. She had two different dances, one tumbling and one hip-hop. She did very well with both. We’re all so proud of her. Jolene and I went to see Florida Georgia Line last Thursday in Bangor at the waterfront pavilion. They were awesome and we got to see a couple great opening acts including Kane, The Cadillac Three and Cole Swindell.  I won the tickets from 99.9 The Wolf. It was a great show despite the rain. We also got to see a double rainbow, it was pretty cool. The Village Green Summerfest will be Saturday, July 30 on the Naples Village Green from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.


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BROWNFIELD — Stone Mountain Arts Center is excited to present an End of Summer Bash with Tricky Britches and Mistah SMAC 2016 on Friday, Sept. 2! The night will benefit the Brownfield Public Library and includes a pre-show silent auction! This night has something for everyone. A Silent Auction, a performance by

Tricky Britches and finally the competition and crowning of Mistah SMAC! Bluegrass greats Tricky Britches will help say goodbye to summer with their brand of high energy and new/old country and they’ll stick around to be the house band for the end of night while a new Mistah SMAC is crowned! Some of SMAC’s fin-

Circle will be having a space on that day for its summer sale. Handmade items and bake sale from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Sunday Summer Concert series has started. They will be every Sunday on the Naples Village Green from 6 to 7 p.m. In case of rain, the concert will be held in the Naples Methodist Church. The next one will be July 3 and it will feature Tux Burke doing country, 50s and 60s selections.

Music benefit for Brownfield library est patrons and crew will be competing for the crown and the title of Mistah SMAC 2016. Held in 2008 and 2010, Mister Peter Blue remains the reigning king. Come see the area’s finest men challenge him for his crown. SMAC has hand picked the contestants and they will

not disappoint you, as they show you their talents, their strengths, their intellect, and well, their stuff! (sorry…no nudity). Come see them in their native garb of tool belts, Carharts, overalls…and it’s all for a great cause. The guys who are willing to do this, are most likely your neigh-

bors and friends. They will really need your support and of course so does the library! There’s even a runway (built by owner Jeff Flagg). From an audience perspective, the ladies will love it, and you men will be glad you’re not in it!! BENEFIT, Page 6B

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‘The Originals’ to perform ‘The Unexpected Guest’ BUXTON — The Originals present Agatha Christie’s The Unexpected Guest July 15 to July 23 at the Saco River Theatre (29 Salmon Falls Road) in Buxton. Show dates are July 15, 16, 21, 22, 23 at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, July 17 at 2:30 p.m. Tickets: $20/$18. Thursday, July 21 is PayWhat-You-Can. For reservations, call 929-5412, or order online: Set in a foggy estate in Wales, this quintessential mystery thriller opens when a stranger, after running his car into a ditch, walks into the house looking for help. Instead, he finds the owner of the estate shot dead, with his wife standing over him, holding a gun. From there, the plot twists and turns with Christie’s trademark delicious aplomb. Suspects and suspicions abound and old grudges are dredged to the surface as each member of the isolated house-

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hold comes under scrutiny, among them is the murderer. Packard, Nancy Packard, and all try to discover who Featuring one of Jennifer Porter and Stowell Christie’s classic surprise Watters, “The impact is tremenendings, The Unexpected Guest is sure to keep audi- dous…just when the murder ences guessing right up to seems solved…Miss Christie pulls her almighty knockout the final curtain! The show features punch. I admit her complete Wednesday – Saturday, Harlan Baker, Jake Berger, victory,” — London Evening July 6 – 9 Charlie Cole, Rebecca Cole, News The Harrison Friendly Riders Matthew Fagerberg, William “Tantalizing ingenuity,” Snowmobile Club has taken over McDonough III, Dana — London Tattler. the Harrison Old Home Days and this is going to be the best year ever. Lots of fun daily events will JULY 4th ONLY • 10 a.m.-1 p.m. be happening. Free admission, midway, rides, games, music, parades, Every 5K and fireworks. 6 p.m. Thursday Mike Preston and the Monday Buckstop Country Band will perform with fireworks at 2-5 p.m. dusk. The Junior Parade will be at 6 p.m. on Friday and at 7 p.m. Brazen Kane will perform. The Grand Parade will be at noon on Saturday with Whiskey Militia performing at 7 p.m. Saturday, July 9 Intersection of Route 37/35 • Rain or shine The annual Norway Arts Festival is being held from 9 Meats, Milk, Eggs, Vegetables, Bread & Baked goods a.m. to 4 p.m. on Main Street, Norway. All performances, offered in a friendly atmosphere workshops and activities are free and open to all. 1T26

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The First Congregational Church, United Church of Christ of Bridgton, will hold its 23rd Annual Strawberry Breakfast from 7:30 to 10:30 a.m. Everyone is invited to attend. Both indoor and outdoor seating will be available (weather permitting). Location is 33 South High Street in Bridgton. Bring your family and friends and feast on a breakfast of pancakes, French toast, homemade biscuits, cereal, freshly whipped cream, and ice cream all topped with fresh local strawberries. The cost for adults is $8; children ages 5-10 are $3; and children 4 years old and younger are $2. Tickets can be purchased at the door. A Pancake Breakfast will be held from 7 – 9 a.m. at the West Baldwin United Methodist Church on Rte. 113. The menu will consist of: Pancakes, sausage, scrambled eggs, coffee and orange juice. The cost is adults $7 and children 10 and under $3. The Jackson-Silver Post 68, American Legion, 595 Gore Rd., Locke Mills, is holding a Chicken BBQ Fundraiser from 3 to 6 p.m. The cost will be $ 10 for adults with children ten and under $4. Meal consists of half BBQ chicken, baked beans, coleslaw, potato salad, rolls and desserts. A Baked Bean and Chop Suey Supper will be held from 5-6:30 p.m. at the Sebago Town Hall, Route 107. The menu will include: Salads, red and brown hot dogs, two kinds of beans and pies for dessert. The cost is $9 for adults and $4 for children (10-4) with children under 4 free.

Sunday, July 3

There will be a Spaghetti Dinner from 5:30-7 p.m. at the Masonic Lodge on Rte. 117, Bridgton. This dinner is a partnership of the Bridgton Library and the Daughters of the Nile. Proceeds will benefit the library and Shriners Hospital for Children, Boston Burn Treatment.

Monday, July 4

The kickoff to the 63rd year of Waterford Summer Breakfasts gets underway on Monday, July 4, at the Wilkins Community House at the foot of Plummer Hill Road, next to the Waterford Congregational Church. A breakfast of freshly baked muffins, eggs, pancakes, donuts, coffee, tea, and orange juice and real Maine maple syrup will be served from 7:30 to 10 a.m. The price is $8 for adults, $4 for children ages 5-10, and free for children under 5 years of age.
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Tuesday, July 5

A Public Supper will be held at the North Waterford Congregational Church (Route 35, opposite Melby’s Eatery) from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Baked beans and brown bread, American chop suey, homemade casseroles, salads, brown bread and strawberry shortcake for dessert… all you can eat, and all are welcome! $9 for adults and $4.50 for children (under 12).

Saturday, July 9

Start off the weekend at the Public Buffet Breakfast at the United Parish of Harrison and North Bridgton located at 77 Main Street in Harrison. Menu consists of scrambled eggs, pancakes, home fries, sausage, fresh fruit, coffee, tea, juice, muffins and coffee cake. Breakfast will be from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. Donations are welcome.

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Arts & Crafts Hannaford Helps: Loon Echo A Wine and Cheese Reception will be held at Gallery 302, 112, Main Street, Bridgton from 5 to 7 p.m. featuring the works of Linda Gray. A demonstration of painting style and techniques will be given by the artist an hour prior to the reception. Her exhibit will be held through July 14. This event is open to the public.

Saturday, July 2

The First Annual Craft Fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Bridgton Library Courtyard.

Monday, July 4

A Bake and Craft Sale will be held from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the United Methodist Church in Bridgton. Call Fern at 272-0495 for more information.

Saturday, July 9

The Bridgton Art Guild is celebrating both local art and local food with a “Palette-Table” gathering from 5 – 8 p.m. at Gallery 302, 112 Main Street, Bridgton. Tickets are $20 and are available at The Gallery. FMI: 647-2787.

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The Annual Chickadee Quilt Show will take place at Stevens Brook Elementary School in Bridgton from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Tickets are $5.00 at the door.

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(Continued from Page 4B) Funny man Mike Miclon will host along with owner Carol Noonan. So please come out and support the little library and the select few men who are willing to embarrass themselves for a good cause. Come early to check out the silent auction, too. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. for the auction. Tricky Britches kicks off the show with a set and then let the competition begin! For tickets, please order online at or call 935-7292. Stone Mountain Arts Center is nestled in the White Mountain in Brownfield. Two timber frame halls hosting national acts up close and personal with dinner served before the show by reservation. Fine wines and beers also available.



Loon Echo Land Trust, a nonprofit committed to land preservation in the northern Sebago Lake region of Maine, is raising money in direct donations through sales of the blue Hannaford Helps Reusable Bag with the good karma message during the month of June. There is just one more day to help out the cause through the program. For every blue Hannaford Helps Reusable Bag purchased at the Bridgton Hannaford before July 1, Loon Echo Land Trust is receiving a $1 donation. “We are excited to be part of the Hannaford Helps Reusable Bag program, and encourage supporters of Loon Echo Land Trust to get out

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Author Ron Chase of Topsham, who just published a new book, The Great Mars Hill Bank Robbery, will give a talk at the Bridgton Public Library on Tuesday, July 5 at 6 p.m. Books will be available for purchase and signing. The Great Mars Hill Bank Robbery is the true story of one of Maine’s most colorful characters of the last half-century. On the evening of Nov. 12, 1971, former Army Sergeant Bernard Patterson, a muchdecorated Vietnam War hero, turned real-life version of Don Quixote, Butch Cassidy and Robin Hood all rolled into one implausible package, robbed the Northern National Bank in Mars Hill. \ The largest bank robbery in Maine history (he escaped with $110,000), the former tunnel rat and jungle tracker, who had won about a dozen medals for valor, escaped initially by paddling

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an inflatable kayak down frigid Prestile Stream and then hiding in the woods in the snow on Mars Hill Mountain. Staying one step ahead of law enforcement, Patterson narrowly escaped a local dragnet, traveled to Southern California, bought a fraudulent passport, adopted a Vietnam War buddy and flew to Switzerland, where he lived a raucous life of excess for several months. Later, he escaped to England to visit with a love interest 30 minutes ahead of Interpol and then motor biked across central Europe to Greece, where he was denied entrance by border authorities. After motoring through Italy, he ferried to Tunisia, bought a camel and proceeded to get lost in the Sahara Desert, the camel found

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arrangements of a wide variety of works by songwriters around the world. They seek out arrangements that highlight their distinctive vocal and instrumental talents. While folk is a cornerstone influence for the pair, their music borrows from genres ranging from Americana, singer/songwriter, roots, bluegrass, blues and more. Bennett & Perkins can frequently be heard on NHPR and WERU radio. They have shared the stage with Peter Yarrow (Peter, Paul and Mary), Loudon Wainwright III, The Good Lovelies and have played at festivals and stages throughout New England.   Bennett & Perkins released their first CD – The Kitchen Music Sessions — in the summer of 2010, produced in a Maine farmhouse kitchen by multi-instrumentalist Davey Armstrong. They followed it up with their breakthrough album of original music, House on Fire,


the way back. Returning to England, he had an affair with both an Irish fisherman’s wife and his sister. The huge fisherman beat him badly. Broke and desperate, he was captured by Scotland Yard on the Isle of Jersey after having spent most of the stolen money. Extradited to the United States, he was convicted in federal court in Bangor and imprisoned in Lewisburg, Pa., where he obtained a special assignment in the prison library and studied marijuana botany. Released several years later, he returned to the Mars Hill area and ran a pot farm, again staying one step ahead of law enforcement for the remainder of his life. He died in 2003. “My new book is the biog-

raphy of Bernard’s adventure filled, controversial life. Not only does it relate his heroic military experiences, the robbery and his subsequent riotous escapades, but it details his struggles with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder,” Chase said. “Revered by neighbors, friends and contemporaries despite his misdeeds, he is one of Maine’s most interesting personalities of the last half-century.” A book that is long overdue, it has already been the subject of book events with television and newspaper coverage in northern and central Maine. This is Chase’s second book, the first being a mountain guidebook, Mountains for Mortals – New England, published by Menasha Ridge Press.

produced by Tom Dean and featuring musicians including Dean, fiddle virtuoso Joyce Anderson and mandolin player extraordinaire Tom Yoder. Visit for a sampling of their sounds. Parking is available by driving to the top of the road into Hacker’s Hill Preserve on Quaker Ridge Road in Casco, approximately one mile from the Route 11 intersection and four miles from

the Route 302 intersection. Carpooling is advised. For more information visit the website at or call 647-4352 or e-mail to Loon Echo Land Trust’s second concert in the Acoustic Sunset Concert Series will be on Aug. 17 featuring Dennis and Davey.  Loon Echo Land Trust protects over 6,556 acres of land and manages 28 miles of multiuse trails in the northern Sebago Lake region.

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Bridgton Hospital for cancer care.” Bridgton Hospital has a goal of raising $500 to $750 or more during the month of July as a beneficiary of the program, which is equivalent to 500-750 bags bought in support of the cause. Bridgton Hospital is a local nonprofit organization with a mission of providing quality healthcare close to home. Learn more about how you can make a difference at Bridgton Hospital by calling Kathy Becvar, Director of Development, at 647-6055 or visiting For more information on the Hannaford Helps Reusable Bag Program, visit hannaford. or

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Watercolors by Jean Swan Gordon at Harvest Gold

SO MANY STRAWBERRIES…so little time! Bridgton’s First Congregational Church prepares for 23rd Annual Strawberry Breakfast. (Kevin Murphy Photo)

First Congo Strawberry Breakfast

The First Congregational Church, United Church of Christ of Bridgton, will hold its 23rd Annual Strawberry Breakfast on Saturday, July 2, from 7:30 to 10:30 a.m. Everyone is invited to attend the breakfast, and indoor and outdoor seating will be available (weather permitting). The church is located at 33 South High Street in Bridgton. There is plenty of free parking and it is handicapped-accessible. You won’t want to miss this summertime tradition. Bring your family and friends and feast on a breakfast of pancakes, French toast, homemade biscuits, cereal, freshly whipped cream, and ice cream all topped with fresh local strawberries. The cost for adults is $8; children ages 5-10 are $3; and children 4 years old and younger are $2. Tickets can be purchased at the door. “Nothing beats the taste of just-picked strawberries,” said Chris Lowell, church chairwoman for the event. “It’s a great way to enjoy the first taste of summer with your friends and neighbors.” This long-running event is one of the church’s most popular fundraisers and supports the Bridgton community with programs like Jeanette’s Closet, where families in need can find no-cost clothing, and the “Adopt-a-Child” Christmas program which supplies Christmas gifts to more than 150 children in Bridgton each year. The First Congregational Church is an open and affirming church and welcomes everyone. The pastor is Jane Rich. Summer Sunday services are held at 9 a.m. and childcare is available. For more information call the church office at 6473936 or visit

CENTER LOVELL — Harvest Gold Gallery is pleased to announce that it is showing some of Jean Swan Gordon’s newlyframed work. On consignment from the late Mrs. Gordon’s children, these large florals capture the vibrant and chaotic nature of living flora. Born in 1922 in Brooklyn, N.Y., Gordon graduated from Smith College in 1942. Due to her husband’s military career, she and her family moved all around the world before settling in Old Lyme, Conn. Gordon summered in East Boothbay, and that is where her love of gardening and painting came together. Initially, Gordon worked only in pen and pencil and created brilliant line portraits and landscapes. In order to raise extra funds for her daughter’s cancer treatments, Gordon began to paint floral bouquets on the side. Quickly, however, Gordon fell in love with the intricacies of flowers. “As with people,” Gordon wrote, “no two are the same. They can move around like people, and there’s something challenging about that. That’s why I try to convey in my work the vigor, energy, and variety of flowers at various stages of growth and development.”

Gordon’s bouquets are unique in the art world because of their lack of traditional staging. Field flowers mix and mingle with the blooms of Gordon’s garden, and reflect the passing of the seasons. Lupin and buttercups in the early summer; dahlias, echinacea, and chrysanthemums in the fall. She starts each painting by taking ink directly onto plain white paper. She then adds in layers upon layers of watercolors which, under her masterful hand, capture the velvety nature of petals, the light that bounces through a glass vase, and so much more. The negative space between all the leaves and flowers is as stunning as the bouquets themselves. The light and joy that Jean Swan Gordon’s work can bring to a room is unlike any other. For Gordon, it is “the beauty, individuality, and energy of flowers that counts the most” toward creating a stunning piece. Come and see some of Gordon’s striking watercolors at Harvest Gold Gallery in Center Lovell. Harvest Gold is open daily and is located just past the Center Lovell Market at 1082 Main Street. For more

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Celebrate Fourth with pies

OTISFIELD — Come bid on delicious home-baked pies at the Otisfield Fourth of July celebration at the Spurrs Corner Fire Station on Route 121. The auction follows the annual Fourth of July parade on Monday, July 4. All funds raised are for the Otisfield Volunteer Fire Association. All pies need to be in a disposable pan, labeled with the type of pie, your name and telephone number.  First, second and third place ribbons will be awarded. Drop pies off at Spurrs Corner Fire Station the morning of the parade. All the fun starts at 7:30 a.m. with a free community breakfast at the Spurrs Corner Church. Parade lineup starts at 9 a.m. south of Spurr’s Corner Fire Station on Route 121 in Cutler’s field. Parade time is 10 a.m. and it leads to the Spurr’s Corner Fire Station.  Dress in red, white and blue to join in the parade. Enter a float, an antique vehicle, fire truck, decorate a bike or a baby stroller or dress up and walk in the parade. Rain or shine. For parade information, call Joanie at 539-9969. The fun continues at the fire station following the parade with a Fourth of July, red, white and blue water salute by the fire department, pie auctions, music, bake sale, watermelon, popsicles and water.  Bake sale items are welcomed, drop them off at the Spurr’s Corner Fire Station the morning of the parade.  Pie contest and baked goods information is available by calling Beth at 627-4051.

Theatre Saturday, July 2

Celebration Barn Theater presents, Mike Miclon’s The Early Evening Show at 8 p.m. A hilarious late-night TV show spoof. For tickets call 743-8452 or

Saturday, July 9

Celebration Barn Theater presents, Martin Dorkey’s The Exclusion Zone at 8 p.m. An exhilarating storyteller’s pursuit of art and inspiration. For tickets call 7438452 or

All proceeds raised are for Otisfield Volunteer Fire Association.

Gigantic book sale

NORTH CONWAY — The North Conway Library Annual Gigantic Book & Art Sale will be held on Saturday and Sunday, July 9-10 on the library’s property on Main Street in North Conway Village from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on both days. There will be thousands of books from every category: adult, children, fiction, nonfiction, antique and rare books, coffee table books, hardcovers, paperbacks, and audio books on CD. DVDs, music CDs, and some video games will also be for sale. While the summer book sale is an old favorite and standby, this is the fifth year that library will be providing space for local artists to display their works for an art show. Space is still available if you are an artist looking to exhibit alongside other artists and crafters; contact the library immediately to reserve your space!  The library is still accepting donations of DVDs and CDs and individual books. Unfortunately, the library cannot accept unlimited book donations in bulk anymore. If you missed the deadline for book donations in bulk for this sale, the library is happy to accept book donations again after July 15. The North Conway Library accepts used books, DVDs and CDs in good condition throughout the year.

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Sunday, July 3

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Monday, July 11

The Poland Springs Preservation Society’s annual summer concert series is held at the All Soul’s Chapel, Poland with doors opening at 6:30 p.m. and program starts at 7 p.m. Tickets are $6 in advance at Maine State Building or $7.50 at the door. FMI: 998-4142. The artist performing is Anni Clark. She won “Female Artist of the Year” and “Folk Artist of the Year” in 2003 in Jam Music Magazine’s Reader’s Pix awards.

Sunday, July 10 NORTH CONWAY — This Tuesday, July 5, Flatbread Co., The Summer Concert Series continues on the Village located in the Eastern Slope Inn on Main Street, will host a fundGreen in Naples from 6 to 7 p.m. (inside Naples Methodist raiser to benefit the North Conway Library. Flatbread will donate money to the library for every flatbread/ Church, if rain) is underway. This week’s concert will feapizza sold, both eat-in and take-out, from 4 p.m. until closing. ture Lola Lee, country music. Again this year, the library also runs a 50/50 Raffle — so come and win big! Please join the North Conway Library for a great Station and Rainbow Credit Union in South Paris. The street is cause and great pizza at Flatbread this Tuesday. opposite Maurice’s Restaurant. For more information, call Carla or Paul at 892-6971 or 781-864-0919 or Eleanor at 782-4050 or Honey Bee Club meeting SOUTH PARIS — The Oxford Hills Honey Bee Club’s meet- visit the website at ing/workshop, will be held on Saturday, July 9, at 1 p.m. at the Author to speak Oxford County Extension Center, 9 Olson Road, South Paris. HIRAM — Hiram’s Soldiers Memorial Library (85 Main Weather permitting, there will be an open hive, so bring your Street) and the Hiram Historical Society are offering a joint proveils. The public is welcome to attend. For more information, gram at the library on Saturday, July 9 at 1:30 p.m. contact Chris at, or visit at www.maineMaine author Deb Gould will read from and discuss her book, The Eastern: The Early Years. The first of a two-volume work, the novel is based on the lives of five families, who settled along Swingin’ Bears Ice Cream Social Dance SOUTH PARIS — The Swingin’ Bears Square Dance Club the Eastern River in East Pittston in the 19th century. The author will hold its annual ice cream social dance on Saturday, July 9, combines fiction and social history into the fascinating tales of from 7 to 10 p.m. Ray Hilton will be the caller, and Carol Stewart settlers, who built their house in Pittston. With a focus on community in a 19th-century agricultural neighborhood, it spans 45 Arsenault will cue the rounds. Refreshments will be served at 8:30 p.m. and on; door prizes years of social change, from 1820 to the end of the Civil War in and 50/50 drawing. Admission $7 per person. Non-dancers are 1865. Copies of The Eastern will be available for purchase and welcome at no charge. Directions to the school: Route 26 in signing. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, South Paris, turn at the traffic signal that is between the Citgo call 625-4650.

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Bridgton birthday bash Several past champions set to return

By Wayne E. Rivet Staff Writer Why do some people log hundreds or thousands of miles during their lifetime to run competitively? Moninda Marube runs to create change. Sally Sundborg has been running for 40 years as a way to keep herself “happy and healthy.” Erin Flynn finds running as a constant path to self-discovery. Emily Ward says running is the only time in her day in which she can be fully present and let her mind wander. Silas Eastman sees running as a chance to compete against others and himself. Although their reasons differ, each had the competitive drive to train and emerge as champions of Bridgton’s 4 on the Fourth Road Race. 2016 marks the race’s 40th anniversary, and to celebrate the Lake Region’s and town’s marquee Independence Day event, Race Director Jim Cosey reached out to all champions to personally invite them to make a return to Bridgton. Some will lace them up, at least one more time this Monday morning, joining the big crowd expected to line up on Main Street, near Food City for the 8 a.m. start. Others are unable to attend, but continue to hold very fond memories of their moment

Moninda Marube will be back in Bridgton to compete on Monday. when they were either the first man or first woman to break the finish line tape on Depot Street. The News was able to track down a few of the past champions and learn why Bridgton

Erin Flynn, a two-time champion, looks forward to running here. remains special in their hearts. Moninda Marube, 37, is a two-time champion (2013-14). A resident of Auburn, his two vivid memories are the heat of 2014 and “the hill.” “I love challenges,” he said.

“Running is part of my life that gives me focus and sense of direction.” Last year, Moninda used running as a vehicle to create awareness. He ran 3,700 miles across the country from Maine to California to spread awareness of human trafficking and to end the labor trafficking of elite athletes and more. The run became known as the Moninda Movement. “I realized that I can use my running to create change in our community. Hence my reason of running,” he said. “I used to run for me, but now I run for others.” The Moninda Movement is a continuous project under Escape From Freedom 501c3, whose mission is to educate and create awareness on  human trafficking, inspire people of all ages, mostly the young generation to not only get up and engage in healthy physical activities, but to also make right, healthy choices on a day-to-day basis.  “I strongly believe that for any meaningful change to be realized in this world, there must be a deliberate effort to positively influence and impact our young ones. We must model a path for them to build their lives on and continue to do so for other generations to come,” said Moninda, who is a professional Kenyan runner whose life has been full CHAMPIONS, Page 8C

TEACHING THE NEXT WAVE OF GOLF ENTHUSIASTS — Art Kilborn walks through young golfers on the proper approach to a shot during the Bridgton Highlands’ Youth Golf Academy Tuesday morning. The young golfers received bright t-shirts, courtesy of “The Cap,” a foundation in memory of Carroll “Cap” Priest. (Rivet Photo)

Raider spring athletes honored FRYEBURG — With the spring sports season in the books, Fryeburg Academy recently recognized the following athletes: 3 Star Jackets: Emmajo Armington, Danya Thibodeau, Trishala Manandler, Harmoney Legault, Olivia Pelkie, Seth Johnston, Nick Landano, Joe Biscula-Moulton, Ben Fraize, Nabeel Ghadfa, Elise Richardson, Grace Condon, Tucker Buzzell, Brooke Juneau, Zoe Maguire, Oscar Saunders and Alfie Walker. 12 Sport Athletes: Ben Darling, Patrick Carty, McKenna Gerchman, Oriagna Inirio, Alexis L’Heureux-Carland, Nick L’Heureux-Carland, Anna

Lastra and Jake Maidment. All Conference Athletes Softball: Mackenzie Buzzell, Nicole Bennett, First Team; Lexi L’HeureuxCarland, Makayla Cooper, Second Team; Julia Quinn, Honorable Mention. Lacrosse: Jeremiah Schrader, Honorable Mention; Bridget Tweedie. Track & Field: Anna

Lastra. Tennis: Catherine Ashley. All Academic (Seniors with 3.2 grade point average): Catherine Ashley, tennis; Matt Boucher, baseball; Ryan Caracciolo, lacrosse; Patrick Carty, track & field; Erika Dennery, track & field; Renae Fournier, lacrosse; McKenna Gerchman, lacrosse; Ori Inirio, track & field; Nick Landano, lacrosse; Anna Lastra, track & field; Lexi L’Heureux Carland, softball; Emily McDermith, track & field; Franki Napolitan, lacrosse; Julia Quinn, softball; Markus Schneider, lacrosse; Brian Ward-Sims, track & field. Raider Awards Softball: Faith Pelkie and

Chloe Coen. Track & Field: Reed Wales, Patrick Carty, Anna Lastra, Emily McDermith. Tennis: Kevin Kim, Harry Yan, Catherine Ashley, Emily Grzyb. Boys’ Lacrosse: Ryan Caracciolo, Markus Schneider. Girls’ Lacrosse: McKenna Gerchman, Bridget Tweedie. Ultimate: Bridget Bailey, Abby Davis, Will Davis, Ben LeConey. Honor & Title • The Fryeburg Academy softball team was the recipient of the Class B South Sportsmanship Banner. • The Raider Girls’ Ultimate team captured the state championship.

BRIDGTON 4 ON THE FOURTH • Sunday, July 3 and Monday, July 4 2016 is the race’s 40th anniversary. New features in 2016 will be a Kids Fun Run/Walk, sponsored by Grandy Oats, on Sunday, July 3, at 5 p.m., with a choice of 1/4, 1/2 or 1-mile track (distance to be selected when registering, starts at Bridgton Memorial School, registration held from 3:30 to 5 p.m.). All registration for the July 4th race will again be online ( There will be no registration at early pickup or on race day. Registration will close when 2,300 runners have registered or at 8 p.m. (EDT) on Saturday, July 2, 2016.
 This year, 150 technical t-shirts and an unlimited number of cotton t-shirts with the unique 40th Anniversary design will be sold online. Online sale of the cotton t-shirts will end on May 15.
 From June 15 through June 30, the registration fee is $25. Registration after June 30, if available, will be $30. The fee increases after June 15 are to encourage completion of registration prior to July 1. Typically, 100 to 150 no-shows on Race Day (118 in 2015), so race officials will allow a maximum registration of approximately 2,300.
 Families of up to six members may register in one credit card transaction.
 Runners should be “in the pack” at 8 a.m. on July 4.  If a runner is more than three or four minutes late, a start time from the start mats will not be available.
 The Race Committee has noted an increased number of “bandits” – runners and walkers participating in the race without a race bib. A runner or walker without a race bib is taking advantage of the work done by the Race Committee and volunteers to organize and conduct the race. Bandits add to the density of the pack and are unfair to the purpose of the race, which is to support the Bridgton Public Library and other local charities. 5K RUN BY THE LAKE 14th annual Harrison Park and Rec 5K Run by the Lake will be held on Wednesday, July 6 at 7 p.m., rain or shine. Where: 20 Front Street Race Day Registration: 5 to 6:45 p.m. at the Harrison Town Office. Cost: $13 by July 1 or $18 after July 1; $3 off for Harrison residents. T-Shirts: Free to the first 100 preregistered runners; receive a Whoopie Pie at the finish line! Course: Starting line for the run is in front of the Antique Store by the Harrison Grange Hall, follow Route 117 around the end of Long Lake toward North Bridgton, continue along Route 117, until you turn left onto Brickyard Hill Road, stay on Brickyard Hill Road until you bear right out to Route 117 and take an immediate left following Route 117 for a very short distance where you will take another immediate left (loops around the Bridgton Academy Beach) and then follow the same route back into Harrison, then right onto Lincoln Street just after the Village Tie-Up and Grange Hall, finish line is at the Post Office. Contact: Race Director Tammy Anderson at 595-2433    Online registrations: under Recreation, “5K” or or forms here at the town office or at local businesses. SEBAGO DAYS FAMILY FUN WALK/RUN The annual Sebago Days two-mile Family Fun Walk/ Run will be held on Saturday, July 16 at 8 a.m. The outand-back course is on Route 11, located across the street from Sebago Elementary School. Registration is from 7 to 7:45 a.m. at the corner of Routes 114 and 11. Entry fee is $10. T-shirts to the first 75 preregistered entrants. To preregister, e-mail Race Director Jeff Cutting at cutfam5@ or call 787-3819 or stop by Jordan’s Store for an entry form. There will be a “free” 50-yard dash for toddlers at 7:55 a.m. Medals will be awarded in eight age categories (to both males and females). LOVELL OLD HOME DAYS 5K This year’s 12th annual run is on Saturday, July 16 at 9:45 a.m.  Only the first 100 registered runners are guaranteed a t-shirt, so please sign up early. Applications are available in local stores or by contacting race director Stan Tupaj at or 207-925-1500.  Registration is also available online at www.  Visit for more information, photos and past records. The 5K run precedes the Old Home Days Parade and begins the day’s festivities.  Family members are encouraged to cheer the runners along the route, enjoy the parade and participate in all of the activities at the Lovell Athletic Field, including the popular (and free) Lollipop Run for children. MOLLYOCKETT DAY CLASSIC The five-mile run, a one-mile adult run and one-mile kids’ run is set for Saturday, July 16 at 8:15 (kids) at 9 a.m. in Bethel. Online registration now open ( Fees: $18 for adult races and $12 for kids’ race by July 10, $25/$15 after. Registration and check-in 7 to 8:45 a.m. at The Bethel Inn Resort’s front lawn on Broad Street. Start/finish here. Course description on website. CASCO DAYS COUNTRY RUN The 38th annual Casco Days Country Run takes place on Saturday July 30, at 9:30 a.m. The race is sponsored by SUMMER RACES, Page 3C

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Albany Mt. — Extra drive worth it Albany Mountain is a little farther afield from Bridgton than some of our other local mountains, but the extra drive is worth the effort. The mountain is on the eastern side of the White Mountain National Forest (WMNF) north of North Waterford and south of Bethel. Albany Mountain is the highest of a group of low hills, called collectively the Albany Mountains, and is a delightful, moderately difficult climb, with nice views from the summit ledges and some interesting features along the trail. The main trail to the summit of Albany Mountain is the Albany Mountain Trail, 1.9 miles long. It follows old

Senior Rambles Hiking Trips & Tips by Allen Crabtree woods roads for a part of the way, crosses on the beaver dam of a pretty beaver pond at 0.4 miles (photo opportunity), and climbs steadily from there. At 1.2 miles, the trail passes an impressive rock face (another photo opportunity) and continues another 0.3 miles to the trail junction where the Albany Notch Trail

connector enters from the right. Take the left trail to the summit of Albany Mountain at 0.4 miles farther. There are open ledge viewpoints on this trail before the main summit, and also on a side trail to the right, marked by cairns. There is an alternate route to the summit starting at a southern trailhead. This route

This large boulder is passed on the Albany Mountain Trail to the summit of Albany Mountain. (Photo by Rick Dennen) At Beaverwood Creek Estates

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follows the Albany Notch Trail for 2.9 miles up logging roads and stream crossings to the height-of-land at Albany Notch, then on the new connector trail to the junction 0.4 miles from the summit of Albany Mountain. A portion of the Albany Notch Trail has been abandoned because of flooding, and older maps may still show it. Either route is fine, although the USFS does not plow the road to the Albany Mountain Trailhead in winter, making it another one of our three-season mountains (like Black Cap Mountain in North Conway). If you want to summit Albany Mountain in the winter the most direct route is via the Albany Notch Trail from the alternate trailhead. But for a little matter of timing, the town of Albany and Albany Mountain might have had another name — Oxford. Albany was first settled in 1784, and Steve Pinkham, in his Mountains of Maine, Intriguing Stories Behind Their Names (2009), said that, “Albany…was first known as Township Number 5 and then as Oxford Plantation.” He goes on to tell that, “In 1803, the settlers petitioned the [General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts] to incorporate as a town by the name of Oxford, but were denied because there was a town in Massachusetts by that name already. The legislators instead chose the name Albany, for James Stuart, Duke of Albany, who had been granted much of Maine in 1664. He later became King James II of England.” This ruling apparently did not stop the Massachusetts General Court from creating Oxford County from parts of York and Cumberland Counties on March 4, 1805. In 1820, the new State of Maine acquired the authority to name towns when it was carved off from ALBANY, Page 4C

Denmark Mountain Hiker Dianne Sinclair at a trail junction near the summit of Albany Mountain. (Photo by Allen Crabtree)

Denmark Mountain Hiker leader John Patrick at the Albany Mountain Trail crossing of this beaver pond dam on the way to the summit. (Photo by Rick Dennen)

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(Continued from Page 1C) Hancock Lumber Company. Preregistration is strongly encouraged. Day of race registration will be accepted starting at 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. at the Casco Community Center on Route 121 in Casco Village. All contestants are required to check in at registration prior to the start of the race even if they are preregistered. The first 300 preregistrants will receive a Casco Days Road Race t-shirt. Please note that you must register before July 22 in order to receive a t-shirt. Entry donation to the Casco Fire Association:
 $18 until July 22
 and $25 July 23 through race day Register online at the Casco Days website: TOUR DE LOVELL The 11th annual Tour de Lovell bicycle race will be held on Saturday, Aug. 13, at 8 a.m. starting at the New Suncook School, located on Route 5. The road (performance racing bicycles) and touring (mountain-comfort bicycles) compete in a 21.6-mile course. Registration is $30 before Aug. 5, and $35 after. The Kids’ Tour (under age of 14, all bicycles) is a fivemile race, starting immediately after the Tour pack leaves. Cost is $5, and $10 after Aug. 5. Register online at: www. First 50 Tour & Road registrants receive a Tour de Lovell t-shirt. 
 Tour de Lovell is a fundraising event for Lovell Recreation Department programs, equipment and facilities.  This not-for-profit organization serves the western Maine towns of Lovell, Stoneham, Sweden, Stow, Fryeburg and Chatham, N.H.

 The 21.6-mile course starts at the New Suncook School and travels north on Route 5 and turns right onto Route 5A for a scenic climb with breathtaking views of the White Mountains. Cyclists return to Route 5 at Center Lovell (approximately five miles into the Tour) and will then be challenged by four long winding hills in the rural forested farmland of North Lovell.  The turnaround is near the Stoneham town line and cyclists return on Route 5 through SUMMER RACES, Page 8C

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POINTING THIS YOUNGSTER IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION — Instructor Bill Holden works with a youngster during Tuesday’s Bridgton Highlands’ Youth Golf Academy. T-shirts were provided by The Cap. (Rivet Photo)

Wonderful turnout for Ridge Run The ninth annual Ridge Run Walk left Ring Farm promptly at 9 a.m. on Saturday, June 25, led by a Bridgton Police car driven by Officer Mac McCormick. Twenty-five motivated runners and walkers completed the challenging 5K course. The race is a benefit for the equine therapy programs at Ring Farm and Bull Ring Belgians in Denmark. Therapy, both for veterans and individuals with neurological and developmental disabilities and others such as autism and Downs Syndrome, is offered at the farms.  Wonderful prizes were

donated by Long Lake Cowan at 30.00, and Hadley won by Nicole McLeod, who Marina, Lakeside Dairy Bar, Gibbons (age 8!) at 32.32. pushed her two young chilVillage Tie-Up in Harrison, The stroller division was RIDGE, Page 4C Sweet Laurel, Bridgton-Paris Farmers Union, Dragonfly Room, Zen Hair Salon, Naples Supply Company, New Balance and Bridgton NAPA. Water was donated by Nestlé Waters/Poland Springs. The first four runners crossed the finish line within 63 seconds of each other — Eric Martin at 20.03, Gardiner Waldeier at 20.28, Emily Carty (age 15!) at 21.07, and Brian Ladd at 21.09.  Top winners in the 12 and under category were Wesley Martin at 26.32, Emily

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Waterflow disruption results in salmon loss

CASCO — An unexpected reduction in water flow at the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife Casco Hatchery is not expected to adversely affect stocking programs, officials reported. The Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife owns and operates a total of eight fish hatcheries and/or rearing stations across the state and stocks approximately 1.2 million fish each year. Maine’s fish hatcheries play an important role in supporting sport fishing in Maine, which has a $360 million impact on the state’s economy.

 Constructed in 1955, the fish hatchery and rearing station in Casco is responsible for approximately 12% of the department’s annual hatchery production. The facility raises landlocked salmon, brook trout, rainbow trout and brown trout. 

Recently, the Casco hatchery experienced an unexpected reduction in water flow entering the facility. Unfortunately, the disruption in water flow caused the loss of many of the juvenile landlocked salmon (fry) being raised at the facility.

 Anglers can be assured that the loss of salmon fry is not expected to adversely affect most of the salmon stocking programs in Southern Maine, as additional salmon production at the Grand Lake Stream hatchery and rearing station will offset the fry being raised at the Casco facility.

 As a precautionary measure, some fish from the hatchery that would normally be stocked in early fall are being stocked in their planned locations now, and some fish are being relocated to other facilities.

 The Casco hatchery is supplied with water by a single

pipeline from Pleasant Lake. The intake pipe at the facility was identified as needing improvements in a recent infrastructure study that was conducted on all of the department’s hatcheries and rearing stations. Although the reason for the sudden disruption in flow has not yet been determined, the department’s fisheries biologists and hatchery staff are working hard to identify the cause and determine both short term and long-term solutions. In the meantime, anglers across the state will still be able to enjoy the abundance of fishing opportunities that Maine has to offer. A current fish stocking report is available by visiting


FEATURED PROPERTIES BRIDGTON — So many possibilities for this lg. bldg. with a 1-bedroom apt., 2-car garage, close to town and hospital! Great location for an office or business venture with rental or owner occupancy in the apt. $299,900 (MLS 1270003)



CASCO — Hancock Beach Assoc., lovely 4-BR, 2-BA Ranch w/open concept floor plan, light & bright kit, Dining rm. & living rm. w/cherry floors. Full walkout bsmt., screened-in sunroom, 2-car gar. & ROW to Thompson Lake, tennis & more! $439,000 (MLS 1264407)


Denmark Mountain Hikers Joshua Nodine and Phil Shorey negotiate a rocky steep part of the Albany Mountain trail. (Photo by Allen Crabtree) BRIDGTON – BEAVER POND… A must see. This waterfront home has 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths. Tastefullydecorated and ready to move in. Yes, that is right… a waterfront home with views of the lake from most all rooms. Sets close to the lake, 240 ft. of pond frontage. View of Pleasant Mtn., near town and Shawnee Peak, Lakefront… What more could you want? $339,000

DENMARK — The perfect summer getaway, this Classic Maine Cottage has a warm knotty pine interior, open concept kitchen/dining room/living room with woodstove. $199,900 (MLS 1271029)



DENMARK — Great opportunity to own a multifamily unit w/a solid rental history. Two 1-bedroom units w/plenty of opportunity. 1st floor unit could be expanded to include 4 additional rooms above. Plenty of parking. $99,900 (MLS 1268309)



DENMARK… 3–4 bedroom, 2-bath home on 1.59 acres. Nice curb appeal, new appliances. Affordable. Fryeburg Academy. $159,900

HARRISON — Majestic and gracious home privately nestled in the pines w/ 227 ft. of sandy bottom waterfront property on Crystal Lake. 3 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, gourmet kitchen and great room. $549,900 (MLS 1271263)



NAPLES — Desirable stand-alone Condo on Brandy Pond offers sandy beach, boat slip, completely renovated w/custom kitchen. Stone fireplace, 1car garage. $299,000 (MLS 1266259) NAPLES — New construction, this quality-built home has 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, open concept living, light and bright kitchen w/stainless appliances, center island and pantry! $196,900 (MLS 1271516)



NAPLES — Stunning Contemp. Ranch w/3 bdrms, 2 baths, master suite, on private ±2-acre lot. Custom kit., stainless steel, quartz countertops, center island, gleaming hardwood floors, tile & huge bonus rm. on 2nd floor! Nice, level lot. $229,900 (MLS 1265932) #0365-7290

NAPLES — Stunning Log home with 320 ft. of sandy frontage on the Songo River near the mouth of Brandy Pond. 4 bedrooms, 3 baths, guest quarters above garage. $799,000 (MLS 1255012) OTISFIELD — Stunningly beautiful 3BR, 3-BA Ward Cedar Log home w/300 ft. on Crooked River. 3.3-acre lot, granite fireplace, hickory cabinets, granite counters. Finished walkout basement. $424,900 (MLS 1264610) OTISFIELD — This spectacular high-quality home is a rare offering with a pictureperfect setting & lake views! The home & property proudly display 3 bdrms, 2.5 baths, 20 acres & beautiful established gardens. 3000 sq. ft. energy-efficient finished space $589,000 (MLS 1265774)



OTISFIELD — All the benefits of country living! 4-BR saltbox on 44 acres let your imagination run wild with the many uses this property has to offer! Aboveground pool, close to Pleasant Lake beach, fishing, boating & hunting. $299,900 (MLS 1261589)



RAYMOND — This very private, lovinglycared-for 3-bedroom, 2-bath, contemporary home w/3-car heated gar, on 2 ac., is all ready to move in! The home boasts wood floors, cath. ceilings, finished family rm. in walkout bsmt. Country living at its best! $244,900 (MLS 1265753) SEBAGO — This spacious, extremely wellcared-for 4BR, 2BA country home is ready to move in! The many features include hdwd. flooring, bright & sunny liv. rm., lg. fin. family rm. w/wet bar & radiant heat. Outside wood boiler, walkout bsmt. 2-car gar. $249,900 (MLS 1262198)



WINDHAM — Lake living at its best! Well-appointed, meticulously-maintained home w/4 bedrooms, 4 baths, gourmet kitchen, home gym and lovely landscaping. ROW to Sebago Lake. $499,900 (MLS 1270780)



Jocelyn O’Rourke-Shane 207-693-7284 (o) 207-838-5555 (c) 692 Roosevelt Independently Owned and Locally Operated

Trail, P.O. Box 97 Naples, ME 04055

NEW LISTING – NORTH BRIDGTON… A unique home w/personality. Shingled style with 2-car garage/barn. 3 bedrooms, 2 baths. $159,000

LAND LISTINGS CRYSTAL LAKE – HARRISON… Waterfront land. 1.83 acres with 200 ft. on lake with 4-bedroom septic installed and ready to build. $139,000 KEOKA LAKE RIGHTS… with docks. 2.3acre lot w/beach rights. Small lakeside community. Time to build that home you have been talking about. $79,900 NO. BRIDGTON – SUNNYBROOK… Five 2- to 3-ac. lots for sale. Area of nice homes, close to town & Highland & Long Lake beaches. $20,000 to $25,000 HARRISON – CRYSTAL LAKE… Mtn. view, near town. 2.6-acre lot. $80,000. OWNER ANXIOUS!

Carole Goodman

ABR Broker/ Realtor Cell: 207-838-0363

Albany Mountain hike (Continued from Page 2C) Massachusetts, and according to Stanley Bearce Attwood in The Length and Breadth of Maine (1946), when the Town of Oxford requested incorporation from the new State of Maine it was successful, and became Maine’s 285th town on Feb. 27, 1829. But for a few years and a different set of officials, the Town of Albany could have been the Town of Oxford, and it is a fair assumption that Albany Mountain might have been named Oxford Mountain. Regardless of the mountain’s name, this is a delightful hike with nice views from the open summit ledges and with trails to the summit from both the north and the south. If you hike the Albany Mountain Trail, you will find that the first 1.5 miles of the trail go through mixed hardwoods with a steady, but not too steep, climb. The last 0.4 miles to the summit cross a


Your own private hilltop retreat awaits you with this stunning contemporary home. Located on 6.5 acres, with flowering trees, perennial gardens, and access to hiking and snowmobile trails in your backyard. Beautiful views of Panther Pond and the surrounding hills. 1200 sq. ft. deck, passive solar, central vac, irrigation system, accent lighting, and generator hookup are just some of the custom features in the home. A bonus in-law suite is perfect for nanny quarters, extended family, or as rental income. $409,000. MLS #1263282 Call Craig Miller.

Craig Miller

171 Portland Road, Rt. 302 Bridgton, ME 04009 207-647-5371, 800-647-5371 Fax 207-647-8316


series of ledges through softwoods. There are wild low bush blueberries in profusion at the summit, and is reported to be a popular spot for picking blueberries in the summer. The fall foliage is also pretty, with views from several open ledges of surrounding peaks. Albany Mountain in Oxford County, Albany, ME Difficulty – Moderate Hiking distance– 1.9 miles to the summit via Albany Mountain Trail Hiking times – 2 hours to the summit Elevation – 1,900 feet. Vertical Gain – 900 feet Coordinates – 44° 18’ 02”N 70° 50’ 12”W Topographic Map – USGS East Stoneham 7.5-minute quad / 44.10567; -71.094 Directions to the north trailhead: There are two ways to access the north trailhead. From Maine Route 5 just south of Songo Pond, look for the WMNF sign for the


This attractive custom-built 3-bedroom, 2.5-bath home offers privacy in a beautiful setting. Located on 8.9 acres in Highland Point, this home has cathedral ceilings with an open floor plan, radiant heat, a master suite and 3 levels of spacious light-filled interior. Additional features include a heated 2-car garage, home office, laundry/mudroom and a large back deck overlooking a lovely wooded yard. This lakefront community offers 1000 ft. of Highland Lake waterfront with swimming, boat docks and more! $375,000. MLS #1265749 Call Kris Triglione.

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Forest Service Campground. Turn west onto Patte Brook Road. This becomes FR8 and at 2.9 miles from ME 5 turn left on FR18 and follow it for 0.6 miles to the trailhead on the right. Alternatively, starting from West Bethel on Maine Route 2 at the West Bethel Post Office go south on Flat Road, cross into the WMNF at 4.5 miles and at 5.8 miles turn right onto FR 18. There are signs pointing you to the Crocker Pond WMNF Campground, but after 0.6 miles on FR18 there is a sign to the trailhead parking lot on the right. There is room for several cars. Directions to the south trailhead: The south trailhead is reached from the LovellStoneham area. From ME5 at the west end of Keewaydin Lake (2.4 miles west of the East Stoneham Post Office and 0.7 miles east of the Lovell-Stoneham town line) turn right onto Birch Avenue. The southern trailhead is 0.4 miles further and there is parking along the edges of the road – do not block any driveways to homes.

Ridge (Continued from Page 3C) dren. Carol Correard won the Super Masters division, finishing well under her goal of 60 minutes. Race officials thank the many wonderful volunteers, who make this race a success every year. Jim Quinn was the starter, registrations and scoring were handled by Deb and Dick Albert and Marley Mitchell, Ryan Blair assisted with scoring, and Barbara Thorndell managed the refreshments. Many others contribute to making this a wonderful event.

Fun & games

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This week’s puzzle theme:


ACROSS 1. Designer ____ Mizrahi 6. Urge Spot to attack 9. Nanjing nanny 13. *”The Divorcee” Oscar winner Shearer 14. “Much ____ About Nothing” 15. Grease and ____ 16. Weak-____, or scared 17. Read-only memory 18. Downy duck 19. *Salt March leader 21. *1936 Olympics location 23. Bond movie “Live and Let ____” 24. Musical finale 25. Like sashimi 28. Cocoyam 30. Trying experience 35. Dutch cheese 37. Burst of wind 39. *”King of the ____ Blues,” Robert Johnson 40. In neutral 41. Piece of writing 43. Very dark black 44. Check-out person 46. Chalupa alternative 47. Follows ding 48. From ____ ____, or from this point 50. Pal 52. Lilliputian 53. Candle top 55. Roman road 57. *Mr. Porsche’s creation 60. *”____ is the Night” by Fitzgerald 63. Boatload

64. Put down 66. Dostoyevsky’s novel, with “The ____” 68. Cupid’s ammo 69. Swimmer’s distance 70. Bundle of axons 71. “M*A*S*H” ____ hall 72. Exclamation of surprise 73. *Johnny ____ and His Orchestra DOWN 1. Pen juice 2. *”Over the Rainbow” or “Stormy Weather” 3. Square footage 4. To change, as in U.S. Constitution 5. Tiger’s attendant 6. Delhi draping dress 7. Bachelor’s last words 8. Hamburger and fries 9. Pomegranate seed 10. Calf-length skirt 11. End of grace 12. H in British HMS 15. Actor Depardieu 20. Trimable fence 22. a.k.a. Tokyo 24. Tsarist Russia’s elite cavalryman 25. *The Third one 26. Discombobulate 27. Australian horse 29. *____ Bowl 31. Proof of home ownership 32. Tennis-affected joint 33. Be sorry for one’s wickedness 34. *Great Depression pho-

tographer 36. Insignificant 38. RPM indicator 42. AOL’s “____ Got Mail” 45. Genuflect in submission 49. Zippo 51. Ore extracting 54. Yo-Yo’s instrument

56. Venomous slitherer 57. Like Old Mother Hubbard’s cupboard 58. Makes mistakes 59. They’re large on prima donnas 60. Blundre, e.g. 61. *De Valera’s name for

Ireland 62. Republican Karl 63. Tucker of “Modern

Family” 65. Pleasurable interjection 67. One less than jack

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Why race sailboats? Find out this summer

By David Eddy Lakes Region Sailing Club It’s almost automatic. Two sailboats out for an afternoon on the water, wind filling the sails, waves gently slapping at the hulls, a friendly hand held high in acknowledgment of the other. Then, the helm is turned, the boats aligned, sails sheeted in just a bit. The pace quickens, the skippers each turn their focus to getting some additional boat speed, and suddenly, it’s a race. No course, no marks, just an informal challenge and a natural desire to “see what she can do.” 

 Sailboat racing has been around from about the time that the first two working sailing craft headed back to harbor after a day at the nets, and almost anyone I know says, “I’ve always wanted to try sailing.”

 Sailing requires a blend of both brains and brawn, a bit of the weatherman, physics

major, engineer, gym rat, politician and psychiatrist. There are so many variables; the wind velocities and shifts, the waves, the presence of other boats. And then there is the boat itself; how you set your sails, your degree of heel, and the manner in which you execute your moves. It is a complete and unending challenge. That’s when I joined the Lakes Region Sailing Club about 20 years ago. I have a different boat today, but I still race in the club.

 So why race, you might ask?

 Race because racing gives sailing a goal and improves your sailing. Nothing tells you that you need to do something differently more quickly than seeing as a neighboring boat smoothly passes you by as your boat rocks in the waves. And good sailors are generally happy to tell you their secrets. Well, at least some of their secrets, anyway! Racing

makes your overall experience of sailing better. It increases your enjoyment to be able to do something well. And it increases your degree of comfort and safety when the conditions on the water start to get difficult as they sometimes do. Skill in big wind and waves is a real asset.

 You say that you’ve never sailed before? That’s where the Lake Region Sailing Club comes in. Speak with a club member. Or click “Contact Us” on the club website at www. and go from there. There are many who can take you aboard for a day sail or even a race, and other than being comfortable aboard a boat, no experience is necessary. If you have sailed but never raced, participating on someone else’s boat is a great way to find out if sailing and sailboat racing is for you. The Lake Region Sailing Club takes a low-pressure

RACE SEASON SET TO START — The first event of the season for the Lakes Region Sailing Club is the annual Searles Construction Regatta this Saturday, July 2. Gathering time is 1:30 p.m. for a skippers meeting. Racing takes place thereafter on Harrison Bay. approach to racing. It’s all about having fun. Any boat and any degree of experience are welcome. The annual Searles Construction Regatta is coming up this Saturday, July 2.

207-743-6111 (Office)

20 High St. (Rt. 26), So. Paris, ME 04281

We meet at the docks next to the Gazebo, right by the Village Tie-Up in Harrison Village. Gathering time is 1:30 p.m. for a skippers meeting. Racing takes place thereafter on Harrison Bay. Stop by if you want to sail in the race. We’re always looking for new members. Our contacts are Paul

Follansbee at (207) 925-3142, David Eddy at (860) 841-7244, Sandy Trend at (201) 627-6080 or Rob Knowles at (207) 6475298 before 8 p.m. 

So give it a try! You might find that it’s a dimension of your life that ends up being a passion. And a passionate life is a life well-lived!

Helga Thurston, Owner/Broker • Janet Truman, GRI/Broker Linda Nista, ABR/Broker • Terry Keiser, Assoc. Broker

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Happy Fourth of July!! from all of us at Paris Cape Realty

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MLS 1268043 No. Bridgton. Long Lake. “Good Cheer” cottage. Built in 1906 for renowned MIT Chemistry Professor and author J.F. Norris, as designed and blueprinted by MIT Professor of Architecture H.W. Gardner, this cottage in the woods displays an abundance of early features. Exceptional 215’ water frontage with the Narrow Gauge RR trail along the frontage. Spectacular stone fireplace, detailed woodwork and porch. $525,000 MLS 1269910 Waterford. NEW PRICING!! In the center of this picturesque historic village this charming sprawling yr.-rd. 1798 gem features a wonderful large screened porch, wood floors and early detailing throughout. Bedrooms are spacious, library room is delightful, parlor and living room both feature working fireplaces. Quick easy stroll to town beach with boat launch on Keoka Lake, community hall and village library. Furnishings included! $169,000 MLS 1270904 Lovell. The perfect place to get away and surround yourself with nature. A great little camp set on 35 acres of wooded land with hiking trails and a view from the top of the land to the White Mtns. Insulated camp has a wood stove for cold weather use. Gravel driveway for use yr.-rd.. Close to the White Mtn. National Forest, Kezar Lake, and Sunday River. $110,000

MLS 1266555 Waterford. Papoose Pond. Rustic Maine cabin with 200+ ft. gorgeous sandy beachfront wrapping around a peninsula. Depending on the time of year the sandy shoreline can expand significantly for more of your own frontage. Gentle water access. Lovely view. Drilled well and septic in 2005. Parcel is buildable if larger cottage or house is desired. Rear of land is outside shore land zone. 2.3 acres. $199,999

MLS 1269278 Waterford. Early storefront with 2-bedroom apt. above. Long history as a local general store, post office and restaurant with lobster pound. Great location near lakes, campgrounds, summer camps, ski areas, snowmobile trails and local village commuters driving by daily. Good exposure lot for any potential replacement type of general store/retail shop or craft/antique displays with scenic brook. Septic and heat updated. Approved gas pump station. $68,000 • 207-743-6111 (Office)



MLS 1271125 Waterford. Comfortable home with easy 1floor living, located just outside of Waterford Village. 3-acre lot and set back for quiet and privacy. Screened porch and deck afford outdoor enjoyment. Oversized 2-car garage is perfect for storage, toys and a great place for a workshop. Nice landscaping with stone walls and perennials. Just a quick drive to enjoy the town beach on Keoka Lake. $159,900



MLS 1270840 Lovell. Westways on Kezar Lake is a premier lakeside community offering 1300’ of prime Kezar Lake east shore frontage. Home is set on a private lot offering the best of Westways’ amenities and the privacy and natural surroundings not often found in a lakeside community. Beautifully constructed with high-end materials and efficient systems. Perfect for year-round accommodations to enjoy both winter and summer activities. $689,000

Custom-built Lakefront or View Lot Homes Energy-Efficient — Green-style Stick-built • New Construction Custom-built Homes • Frame to Finish Turnkey Packages

Your land or Our Land Justin Gibbons Bridgton 207-671-1228

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College notes

GOOD SCIENCE SCHOLARSHIPS PRESENTED from left to right: Jennifer Franklin; Zainab Amiji; Christina Bryson; Leo McConnell (Hollis Factory Leadership Team), Bonny Eagle student Casey Ahlemeyer; Fryeburg Academy students Jake Maidment and Kaitlin Robinson; State Representative Don Marean; and Cameron Lorrain; Annette Phillips; Mike Spugnardi (Poland Spring Employees).

Poland Spring awards scholarships POLAND SPRING — In keeping with its commitment to invest in Maine people, Poland Spring Bottling Company recently awarded 24 Good Science Scholarships to high school seniors pursuing post-secondary education in science, engineering or the environment. The recipients each received a $1,000 scholarship to support the next stage of their academic careers. “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,” said Mark Dubois, Poland Spring’s Natural Resource manager. “That’s why Poland Spring established the Good Science Scholarship program in 2007. Since its inception, our company has awarded more than $180,000 to Maine high school seniors, and that is something we are particularly proud of.” Scholarships were awarded to: Four students from Fryeburg Academy: Molly Eklund, Hannah Howard, Jake Maidment and Kaitlin Robinson. Five students from Mt. Abram High School: Riley

Mclaughlin, Travis Chaput, Sarah Stanley, Seth Thomas and Finley MacKay. Two students from Rangeley Lakes Regional School: Benjamin Forsman and Blayke Morin. Four students from Poland Regional High School: Erin Brewer, Carly King, Katelyn Smith and Nicholas Hodge. Four students from Gray-New Gloucester High School: Kate Donovan, Austin Gallant, Tristan Herod and Courtney Keller. Five students from Bonny Eagle High School: Madeline Logan, Troy Bogdahn, Casey Ahlemeyer, Alexis Roberts

and Nicole Lovejoy. “Given how expensive college tuition is these days, Poland Spring is pleased to help these local scholars as they pursue careers in science, engineering and the environment,” added Dubois. “Investing in Maine is what we do best and we wish each of these young scholars well as they begin their post-secondary education.” In addition to the scholarships, the recipients, their families and faculty from the recipients’ schools were invited to attend a tour of one of the three Poland Spring bottling factories.

Last weekend, 15 student midwives graduated from Birthwise Midwifery School (located on South High Street in Bridgton) in an intimate, on-campus ceremony. Hailing from seven U.S. states and three Canadian provinces, this diverse group of all-female graduates will go on to practice midwifery in private practices and birth

centers across the United States and Canada. The graduates are as follows: Melissa Agro is from Yarmouth. She and fellow graduate Ariel Bernstein recently opened a midwifery practice in Portland called Port City Midwives. Robyn Berman is from Halifax, Nova Scotia,

Canada. Her future plans are to practice midwifery with enthusiasm. Ariel Bernstein is from Portland. With fellow graduate Melissa Agro, she started a midwifery practice in Portland called Port City Midwives. Maya Bialy is from Montreal, QC, Canada. She will matriculate into the bridging program at Ryerson

University in Toronto and become a registered midwife in Canada. Emily Bowler is from Somerville, Mass. After graduation, she plans to set up a midwifery practice in the Boston area with fellow graduate Kara Schamell. Molly Burke is from Vermont. She is currently wrapping up her time workMIDWIVES, Page 7C

Spencer Reynolds of Raymond graduated with a bachelor’s of science degree in Business Administration during commencement ceremonies on May 22, 2016 at the University of Vermont. Bianca A. L’Italien of Casco received a degree from Clark University (Worcester, Mass.) on Sunday, May 22. Bianca graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor’s of arts degree in Psychology. Joseph Coffey-Slattery of Sweden excelled during the spring 2016 semester, achieving a grade point average of at least 3.5 to earn a spot on the Dean’s List at Hofstra University (Hempstead, N.Y.). Saint Joseph’s College graduates On Saturday, May 14, Saint Joseph’s College held its 103rd Commencement on its Standish campus located along the shores of Sebago Lake. The College was proud to confer degrees to members of the Class of 2016, a multigenerational and multicultural group of over 700 campus and online students from 42 states and three countries outside the United States. Saint Joseph’s Class of 2016 Maine graduates are listed below along with their hometown, completed degree, and any honors: Bridgton: Kimberly McGraw, Bachelor of Science in Nursing Fryeburg: Tym Meserve, Bachelor of Arts, History & Political Science Hiram: Zack Fyler, Bachelor of Arts, Political Science; Laura Landry, Master of Science in Education; Melissa Mayhew, Bachelor of Science, Sports Management Naples: Chelcie Murch, Bachelor of Science in Nursing  Raymond: Jennifer Cobb, Bachelor of Science in Nursing; Jessica Hamilton, Bachelor of Arts, Psychology; Rhiannon Pelletier, Bachelor of Arts, English – Writing and Writing & Publication (magna cum laude) Sebago: Anita Chadbourne, Master of Science in Nursing, Family Nurse Practitioner; Austin Dugas, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Marketing (magna cum laude).

Birthwise graduates 15 midwives

Bridgton – Reduced For Quick Sale $133,000 Only 1/2 mile to Woods Pond. Home is totally-renovated, hardwood floors, granite countertops, new cabinets, stainless appliances. A MUST SEE.

Birthwise graduate Elizabeth Ormond

Harrison – Reduced – $190,000. GOT SALMON? New Englander with 160 ft. on Crooked River, best salmon fishing around, 12 rooms, 3 bedrooms+, 2 baths, farmer’s porch, attached barn, 0.92 acres, swim, kayak, canoe, ice skate from home. COME TAKE A LOOK!

Keller Williams Realty 50 Sewall St., 2nd Flr., Portland, ME 04102


$69,900. Antique Cape that needs some TLC throughout in Bridgton. A sweet property. Will need to go cash due to another home that has to be moved off the land. A great buy.

$169,900. Wonderful home on Route 302 in Naples that is grandfathered for commercial use but a charming and delightful home. 3 bdrms., 1.5 baths on ±1.4 acres

Check out the property websites for further details on most of these listings.


Call Helen Robillard

$48,900. A wonderful ski getaway and rental in Carabassett Valley, Maine. Broker-owned property. Two beds in this room at Sugarloaf Inn. Own, ski, income to rent. Ski right out your door up to the slopes of Sugarloaf Mtn. Great buy.

$239,900. Easy living goes with this nicely laid out and built home in Bridgton. 3 bdrms., 2.5 baths. With 1.76 acres.

$279,900. Long Lake, Bridgton. Close to in-town Bridgton and has 50' of frontage with sandy beach. 2 bdrm. Cottage with the charm of yesterday. Lovely spot with great porch.

$315,000. Indian Pond, Greenwood. Get away from the busy world and relax at this great property. 3 bdrms., 2 baths, 100' on Pond. Whimsical and unique.

Give Me a Call if You Are Looking to Buy or Sell Property My name is Ann Ruel. I have been a real estate agent in the Lake Region area for over 30 years. I owned and operated a real estate office in the Bridgton area during my early career but now I have transitioned over to work at one of the best companies in the real estate industry: Keller Williams.

29 State Park Road • Naples VIEWS OF THE WATER, sandy beach and possible boat mooring within a short walk from the property. This 3-bedroom well-kept Cape is the perfect spot for vacation or year-round living. It is close to the Country Club and Naples Causeway. Expandable area over the 2-car garage and a 12'x16' shed. $217,000. MLS #1253321. Directions: From Rte. 302/Naples, turn onto Rte. 114 (Sebago Rd.) at Rick's Café. Follow to left on State Park Rd., house is on right. See sign. Hostess: Nancy Hanson, 207-838-8301. ABR, CRB, GRI, CRS Owner/Broker 207-838-8301 (cell) • 207-693-7270 (direct) 207-693-7000 (o) • 207-693-6216 (fax) e-mail: 692 Roosevelt Trail website: P.O. Box 97 Independently Owned Naples, ME 04055 and Locally Operated

$359,900. Sebago Lake Estates in Naples. Roomy, comfortable and well-designed home with water rights to Sebago Lake and boat dock. A great retirement or get away.

$535,000. Long Lake, Harrison. Spectacular view of lake from almost every window of this year-round home. Keller Williams uses cutting edge technology and 100' frontage with dock. 3 bdrm., 2 baths. A great training and has kept up with the latest and best home. Take a look. techniques for assisting sellers to effectively and

Ann Ruel Realtor® (207) 415-9166 Keller Williams Realty, 50 Sewall Street, 2nd Floor, Portland, ME 04012

efficiently sell their property. Their unique aggressive marketing and up-to-date Internet information technology provides you with the best methods that the real estate industry has to offer today. When you pull it all together and include my years of experience in selling real estate in this area and the combination of a state-of-the-art real estate office, I know I can better assist you in meeting your goal of selling your property in the Lakes Region area.


School news

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‘It felt good to see how appreciative they were’ they are adapted to and benefit the local environment and wildlife. During the week in Cape May, the PVAS students were also able to enjoy some of the area attractions such as the Cape May Zoo, the Cape May Point lighthouse and the Wildwood boardwalk and amusement park. Students participating were Steven Day, Danielle Distefano, Jasmine Fuller, Alicia Gerrish, Sahila Jaber, Jessica L’Hommedieu, Rebecca Longpre, Lucas Rogers, Jaime Weil and Amber Wheeler, along with faculty Dede Frost and Andy Kearns. Students and faculty began the workweek at the Birding Observatory of Cape May removing inva-

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years, and PVAS was able to make the project a success. On Wednesday, students spent the day working at the Audubon Society Nature Center of Cape May creating a new trail in a planned pollinator garden. The goal was to put a continuous trail through the garden to make it more accessible to the public. The process involved placing three layers of newspaper down to prevent plants from growing on the cleared path, which then had to be watered and covered by landscaping fabric and finally mulch. In addition, the group helped unload hundreds of native plants for the annual plant sale to benefit the National Audubon Society. Wednesday night, The Fish and Game Department of Cape May hosted a Horseshoe Crab tagging. PVAS along with other volunteers from the area went to Kimbles Beach in the evening when Horseshoe Crabs approached the shores. The organization has been tagging Horseshoe Crabs since 2001, with 12,500 Horseshoe

Crabs to date. Tagging the crabs was a group effort. First, the crabs had to be located in the water using headlamps. After carrying them out of the water, other members of the team identified the sex, then drilled a hole into the left side of the shell and placed the tag. The PVAS group was able to tag 75 crabs to add to the Fish and Game Department’s database. Friday morning, students traveled to Two Mile Beach Unit of the Cape May National Wildlife Refuge. Here, the group removed more invasive species such as Vetch and Canary Grass, and planted over a dozen native species, more than 100 plants in total, to create a pollinator area at the entrance to the Visitor Center. Plants included Wild Columbine, Bearberry, Wild Bergamot and Sneezeweed. Native species are essential for the environment because they provide a natural food source for native birds and insects. After finishing with the work at the Visitor Center,

the group took a walk down the boardwalk to the beach. Although the beach was closed for nesting Plovers, several pods of dolphins were visible a few hundred yards off shore. This trip was made possible by fundraising efforts by students and faculty of the Pequawket Valley Alternative School throughout the year, but primarily parking cars daily during Fryeburg Fair. As fundraising becomes more difficult, the program welcomes contributions and donations to support ongoing service endeavors. Students were pleased to work with several different organizations and make an impact on the community and the environment. Senior Jamie Weil commented, “It was honestly a great experience for me as a senior; seeing everyone’s reactions to our work, and how it looked when we were done. Each organization thanked us a thousand times over after we finished a job, and it felt good to see how appreciative they were.”

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(Continued from Page 6C) ing in an intimate practice in Middlebury, Vt., which she has been part of for two years. She hopes, eventually, to open a sweet collaborative alternative health care/home birth practice in the foothills of the Green Mountains. Morgan Gaines is from Wells. She worked for two years at a birth center in New Hampshire, then switched to the home birth practice, where she has been apprenticing for the last two years. Her future plan is to open a small home birth practice in her current town, where home birth midwives are sparse and needed. Tiffany Hoffman is from Reno, Nev., where she runs the Sacred Space Midwifery & Holistic

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sive species such as Japanese Honeysuckle, Common Red Grass, Fanwort, and Creeping Briar Rose to clear the area for a new trail. “We had to use loppers and shears, and wear gloves to cut down certain plants because they were all intertwined and many had thorns,” said Danielle Distefano. The cleared area will now be used to create an outdoor birding habitat for birds found along the coast of New Jersey, as well as a trail for the public. The group then worked with the Center for Research and Education, where they again removed invasive species, weeded a pollinator garden and planted a new native species. “We divided into groups so the work would get done faster and more efficiently,” said Sahila Jaber, “although the rain wasn’t pleasant to work in, it made it much easier to remove the roots of the invasive species.” This garden had been a project of the volunteers at the Center for almost four

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There are great rewards to experience when one gives back to a community. From May 16 through May 21, the Pequawket Valley Alternative School of Fryeburg Academy traveled by academy bus to Cape May, N.J. for their annual community service trip. They worked with major organizations including The Audubon Society, The Fish and Game Department and The National Wildlife Refuge. Students participated in various projects including creating pollinator gardens, tagging Horseshoe Crabs, and removing invasive species. These organizations stressed the positive effects of native species, and how


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Champions recollect finest Bridgton moments tion and prize money,” said Dave, now 52 years old. “I think it was listed in the ‘Road Race Management Guide’ and they invited top runners. I took advantage of that!” His memories from Bridgton include “a tough hill” and Rusty Snow “outkicking me twice” to claim wins. Snow won an unprecedented six straight Bridgton races, 19962001. What struck him about the race? “It seemed like the entire town turned out to watch and cheer,” he said. “I love to just run and live to compete (even though I’m a lot slower now).” It is up in the air whether Dave will be amongst those taking part in Monday’s race, since he will be running the USA Mountain Championships the day before. Erin Flynn (a two-time champ, 2009 and 2015) made her first trip to Bridgton a winning one, as well. “I first ran Bridgton in 2009. At the time, I was living in New York City and was spending my first summer of weekends in Maine with my boyfriend (now husband). Having been raised in Maine, he was very familiar with the high level of competition that the race draws so he suggested that I run it,” said the 37-year-old from Newton, Mass., whose family has a camp in Denmark. “This race is one of my favorites. Even though I’m not a Mainer, I feel at home

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Center Lovell and over Christian Hill to the finish at the New Suncook School. GREAT ADVENTURE CHALLENGE The ninth annual Great Adventure Challenge takes place on Saturday, Aug. 20 beginning at 9 a.m. (registration at Shawnee Peak Ski resort closes at 8:30 a.m.) The Great Adventure Challenge is a one-of-a-kind triathlon event that combines kayaking (2.5 miles on Moose Pond), mountain biking (16+ miles) and concludes with a two-mile dash/hike up and down Pleasant Mountain This event is to benefit individuals with intellectual disabilities 
in Western Maine. All proceeds go to support Morrison Center Fundraising Committee for the purpose of providing opportunities to adults with mental retardation and Autism. The Challenge can be done by either individuals or by teams. Registration fee is $60 for singles and $150 for teams (two or three members). For more information, contact Rob at or (207) 647-5298 or go to the website:

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than the year before, and I like to see how hard I can push myself to achieve my goal, while watching so many others do the same.” Silas will be running Bridgton for the 14th time, and looking to push himself to beat last year’s overall time. “I use this race, as well as a few others, as a marker of how my summer training is going as I get ready for college racing in the fall,” he said. “Can’t wait for race day!” Emily Ward of Richmond, Va. Competed in Bridgton just once, 2012, and won. “My family vacations in Naples each year and I was training for a half-Ironman at the time and thought I would jump into the race for fun,” said the now 34-year-old. “I normally do not race short distances, so it felt very fast! My best memory was seeing my relatives cheer me on as I made a right at the last turn before the finish.” When asked what did she like the most about the race, Emily said, “The no-frills, local feel. So many races nowadays are so big and promote bells and whistles (bands, swag, amenities) and Bridgton is as local and fun as it gets.” What she enjoys most about running is that it is the only time in her day in which she can be fully present and let my mind wander. Emily will be unable to be here because she will be visit-


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THEY WILL BE HERE Past champions indicating they will be returning to Bridgton this Fourth of July for the 40th anniversary running of the popular four-miler include: 1977: James Goodberlet 1978 & 1980: Abbi Fisher Gould 1980 & 1983: Ralph Fletcher 1981: Sally Sundborg 1982 & 1986: Leslie Bancroft Krichko 1983: Cathy Livingston 1987 & 1998: Colin Peddie (record holder at 18:46, will attend but does not plan to run) 1992 & 1996: Julie Peterson Menosky 1995: Dave Dunham 1998, 2001 & 2002: Kristin Pierce Barry 1999: Rose Prest Morrison 2002: Andy Spaulding 2004: Mark Mayall 2009 & 2015: Erin Flynn 2013 & 2015: Moninda Marube 2013: Mary Pardi ing Eugene, Ore. as a spectator at the U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trial. “I cannot wait to get back up there (Bridgton) to run it in future years,” she said. “My family still rents a camp up there each year and it kills me when I cannot go! These are some of the best memories of my life. Breaking the tape at the finish line was only icing on the cake.” There will be over 2,000 people of all running abilities lining up at the starting line. For some, it a chance to put themselves to the test. For others, it’s about spending some time with friends, or just being able to say, “I did it.” Peter Bottomley is a

Bridgton 4 on the Fourth regular. His first race was back in 1979. He finished third in 21:07. “It was this race that gave me the confidence and enthusiasm as a 17-year-old to keep training and launch what turned out to be a long running career,” he said. Peter finished second twice in 20:18 and 20:24. “Both times, I went out too fast and older, more wily, racers passed me,” he recalled. “I’ve always regretted that I never won this race, but I’ve enjoyed the competition every year that I’ve raced.  See you on the 4th!” Last year, at 53, he won his age category (50-54) in 23:06.

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when I run it. The race director, Jim Cossey, and his team are so welcoming to all the runners who come to take part in this storied 4th of July tradition.
” Erin loves the “history and the purity of this race.” “Bridgton 4 on the Fourth represents all that is great about the sport of running. It’s about a community of people coming together, year after year, to share in their love of running on one of the most important days of the year in our country,” she said. “I enjoy so many things about running, but above all, I love that it’s a constant path to self discovery. It has taught me that with commitment, hard work and a positive attitude, we are all capable of so much more than we think.
” Erin has competed in Bridgton five times, and will be returning for a sixth on Monday. “You bet! I look forward to a tough race and a fun after party!” she said. For Silas Eastman, Bridgton on the Fourth has been a constant in his life. “I started running 4 on the Fourth in 2003 when I was eight years old with my summer camp, Camp Owatonna,” said Silas, now 21, a resident of Chatham, N.H. “I can remember one of the first years that I ran the race, running it in skateboard shoes because I was going through that phase. Needless to say, it wasn’t that comfortable, but that was back when I still stopped to walk a lot.” Silas became one of Maine’s top runners, winning several state championships during his four-years at Fryeburg Academy. “I also have lots of great memories of running with Fryeburg Academy teammates (at 4 on the Fourth), as well as former Academy runner Tim Even, who I ran side-by-side with until the finishing straight the year that I won (2012).”   Silas loves the energy of the race.  “All of the camps that participate really emphasize how many people are out there just to have a good time and run with friends. It’s a great feeling to show up to the start line and see how excited the crowd is,” he said. “I run because I enjoy competing, both against others and against myself. Every year, I want to get a better time

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(Continued from Page 1C) of roadblocks from the time he was 10 years old. Like many others, Sally Sundborg of Harrison found competing in the Bridgton race was a perfect compliment to Fourth of July family activities. “The first time I ran Bridgton was in 1981, the year I won it. We would spend our summer vacations in Maine over the Fourth so timing wise it was perfect,” she said. “I was getting into competing and knew it was a good race. My time was 23:53, the course record at the time. It was a well-run race with really good prizes. A shorter course than I was used to running, but just the right amount of hills and shade.” Sally grew attached to the race because she enjoyed people along the course who were very encouraging, and it gave her a chance to shine in front of family members.  Over the years, Sally captured 14 medals or plaques for winning her age group including last year at age 65.  “I am looking forward to running this year and seeing a few old fellow runners and hopefully adding another trophy to the collection,” she said. Dave Dunham also struck gold in his first run at Bridgton. A resident of Bradford, Mass., Dave first competed here in 1995. “I was looking for a different race to do on July 4 and this one had good competi-

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Opinion & Comment

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Small World by Henry Precht BN Columnist

The world upside down

Last week, British citizens voted — albeit narrowly — to withdraw from the European Union, membership they have held since 1973. That decision came despite (or because of?) dire warnings from elites, domestic and foreign, that such a move would be terribly unwise and damaging for the nation. Instead, it proved most harmful for the Conservative Party and its leader David Cameron, who announced his resignation. Scotland, which voted to stay in, began to discuss another vote on separating from the English and going its own independent way within Europe. Northern Ireland also voted against leaving. The areas voting heavily to sever the connection were the ex-industrial centers of Labor Party strength. Britain outside the EU would lose influence in Europe and across the world, the elites told voters. The wealth that has crowded into London would withdraw to more favorable financial centers in Europe — notably Germany and Switzerland — and across the Atlantic. The “special relationship” with the United States would be replaced by closer American-German cooperation. Jobs lost, pensions threatened, a weaker pound, increased wine and cheese prices — you name the troubles, the UK on its own would be fated to suffer them all. Why, then, did the average pub denizen — older voters rather than younger — ignore his or her masters? But hold on! Before we allow ourselves to become too Britcentric, let us contemplate other developed nations, including our very own. Hungary, Greece, Italy, Spain, France, even Sweden plus others — all host right-wing or populist parties who won’t play the established parties’ game. (And be sure to count in the followers of Sanders and Trump.) Why have we all become so angry, so contemptuous of established authorities? Let’s try out a few answers: • First, that old favorite for dividing peoples, nationalism. Although many younger peoples are able to look over national boundaries and feel less tightly bound to the homeland, the ancient sentiment of “Us First!” remains powerful. The brutal evidence of past wars and persisting tensions seems to make no difference: “Britons (or Germans or Hungarians) first, Europeans second” is the cry. • Allied to this ideology is the pragmatic demand for restrictions on immigration. “No more Polish plumbers, no more Mexican rapists.” They’re stealing our jobs and changing our society. Ship them home. Tightly control our own borders. • Then, there are the economic grievances. Our manufacturing and service industries have for some time been shipped overseas to low wage areas. Their products have been shipped back, but without jobs we can’t afford them. Trade pacts, promoted by classical economists are condemned by politicians from the Left (Sanders) and Right (Trump). More to blame, perhaps, are the technologies that are transforming the traditional workplaces — for the operation of which traditional workers are all too often unskilled. • No small item on the economic agenda is the sharpening class warfare. The gap between those who have the advanWORLD, Page 6D

Medicare nugget

By Stan Cohen Medicare Volunteer Counselor A program that has helped seniors understand the many intricacies of Medicare, as well as save them millions of dollars, would be eliminated by a budget bill approved in June by the powerful Senate Appropriations Committee. The program is called the State Health Insurance Assistance Program, or SHIP. Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., chairman of the appropriation committee’s health and labor subcommittee, said in a statement last week: “Cutting these ‘unnecessary federal programs’ helped provide needed funding for other efforts.” How he can call the SHIP program unnecessary is beyond my comprehension. SHIP counselors are in every state, the District of Columbia and the U.S. territories offering free advice on how to choose from an array of drug and health insurance plans, challenge coverage denials, and receive financial subsidies for premiums, copayments and deductibles. They provide one-on-one counseling as well as host enrollment clinics, informational meetings, special “Welcome to Medicare” events for new beneficiaries and answer questions over toll-free telephone help lines. Local SHIP programs cannot survive without federal support. Howard Bedlin, vice president at the National Council on Aging said, “Last year, SHIPs helped seven million people navigate this program and without those services, people will not be able to make wellinformed choices. That’s going to cost them money.” I am a SHIP counselor and have been privileged to have helped hundreds of Maine seniors figure out the intricacies of Medicare. Ask them if the SHIP program is worthwhile. Medicare volunteer counselors are available for one-on-one consultations at no charge. Call the Bridgton Community Center at 647-3116 to arrange for an appointment.

CELEBRATING A MILESTONE — Tarry-a-While resort in Bridgton was the setting for the Lakeside Garden Club’s 30th anniversary celebration last Thursday. Thirty members enjoyed a lobster salad luncheon. Pat Owen, a founding member, spoke on the history of Lakeside Garden Club. Awards were presented to past presidents and members who have served over the past 10 years.

Heroism of Michael Monsoor

On June 18, more than a thousand people came together on the bank of the Kennebec River to both celebrate the christening of the newest Navy ship built at Bath Iron Works and honor the man for whom it’s named. The USS Michael Monsoor is named after Petty Officer Second Class (SEAL) Michael Monsoor, who heroically dove on an insurgent’s grenade during combat in Iraq in 2006, shielding three fellow SEALs and eight Iraqi Army soldiers from the blast. He later died from his wounds, but his selfless bravery and his sacrifice lives on to this day. He was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor by President George W. Bush in recognition of his remarkable courage and sacrifice. Michael Monsoor is a hero with a capital “H” because he knowingly and unflinchingly gave up his life to protect others. When the grenade was thrown onto the roof that day, it hit him in the chest and bounced to the ground. Before he dove on it, he shouted, “Grenade!” What that tells us is something special about this moment in time — that his actions were knowing and deliberate. He was completely conscious of the sacrifice he was about to make. Reading and rereading his story and thinking about it made me reflect about what it means to be a hero. It seems to me there are two elements that are demonstrated by Michael Monsoor’s action: one is sacrifice, and the second is love. Love isn’t something you often hear spoken by politicians involving warships — but love is part of heroism. At the christening, Senator Collins quoted John 15: “Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.” And that’s exactly what happened in this case. But there is a third aspect to heroism that is of equal significance in this story, and that is inspiration and teaching.

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by Angus King United States Senator Heroism teaches us how to act, how to think, how to be. Indeed, it teaches us how to love. Few of us will find ourselves on a roof in wartime or on a hill at Gettysburg. But does that mean that none of us can be heroes? That we’re merely bystanders while certain great people act on our behalf? I don’t think so. I think we all have opportunities to be heroes — perhaps with a small “h” — each day in our lives and in our relationships with our fellow citizens. A hero of mine, for example, is the late Leon Gorman, the former president of L.L.Bean. He’s a hero not because of the success he had in business, but because every Wednesday he went to Preble Street in Portland and cooked breakfast and served it to homeless people. He made a sacrifice of his time and effort, and he did it out of love. Another hero of mine is a former high school classmate, who, in the 1960s, led by example and helped welcome the first African American students to our high school. In a tense moment that could have easily turned negative, this young man extended his hand in a gesture of kindness that I will never forget. Michael Monsoor made the ultimate sacrifice, and he too did it for love. But he was not a hero. He is a hero. Because the inspiration, the education, and the guidance he provided to all of us is going to live as long as the USS Michael Monsoor sails the seas of the world. I want to thank the people at Bath Iron Works, who built that ship, and the people who will sail it. But above all, I want to thank Michael Monsoor for teaching us what it means to be a hero. Godspeed to the mighty ship that bears his name.


Big surprise

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To The Editor: I have been playing bingo at the American Legion, Post 155 for more than 10 years and experienced something unbelievable tonight. A mother of a handicap daughter was told that she could no longer bring her daughter’s food into the bingo hall. The girl has to eat special food. She comes from her program directly to bingo with her mom. She is loved by all and is very well behaved. What has this world

come to when an American Legion can be so heartless and greedy, when it lets their volunteers tell anyone what they can bring into the building? Diane Cross Naples

Well done

To The Editor: I would like to thank The Bridgton News for the fine article and photos in regards to the Brownfield Transfer Station’s recent award. The guys work hard and deserve the positive coverage. Thanks again. Bill Flynn Selectman Brownfield LETTERS, Page 2D

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Lesson in critical thinking

To The Editor: The party of the democrat-held the office of the president, the U.S. House of Representatives, and the U.S. Senate for the first two years of Obama’s reign. Why didn’t they pass any gun legislation? I know the answer, and if you think critically, you will too. Jesus said, “If you do not have a sword, sell your cloak and get two.” Rev. Bob Celeste Harrison

One caveat, the New York addresses of the three writers in question indicates the strong likelihood that they are Yankee fans. That’s grounds for disqualification of any ideas on any subject that they may have. Paul DuBrule Bridgton

Food for thought

To The Editor: Are you upset because a local person can decide that they must humble themselves and ask for a box of free food to make it through the month while not being required to disclose their financial details? How do you feel about a multi-billionaire who has decided to belittle or ostracize everyone who differs with him and asks to be given the most powerful position in the world while refusing to disclose his financial details?  Jonathan Chappell To The Editor: Bridgton Mega kudos to Donna   Joss for informing us (June 23 edition) that organizations exist such as HASBARA, which respond to any criticism of Israel in small-town To The Editor: newspapers such as ours. Henry Precht’s recent colThat smacks of state-orga- umn, “Stop the Killing” (June nized propaganda. I think 23, 2016), was very timely, that most of our readers, like as it coincided with a book I me, would prefer to read am reading, BLUR, subtitled opinions from readers of How to know what’s true in Bridgton and its surrounds. the age of information overTo the writers in question, load. I suggest that they conMr. Precht’s column is a sider using an Op-Ed. This case study for anyone reading would result in revenue for this book, authored by Bill our beloved newspaper and Kovach and Tom Rosenstiel. for that we might accept the The book’s authors discuss presence of ideas of people from away. LETTERS, Page 3D

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Unrest with big government

Big government elites around the world are shocked by the Brexit vote, and they’re not sure what it means. Conservatives, like me, believe the smaller the government, the better, so I’m pleased. The elites over there fear more countries will pull out of the European Union. Though it has been present for quite a while, the elites here are just beginning to sense the same unrest with big government in America. Moving from big-government Massachusetts to rural Maine in 1977, I quickly learned that local control was prized. There was, for example, a movement to withdraw my new town of Lovell from the Maine School Administrative District #72 which it had joined only a few years before. I was director of Special Education, a district-wide job requiring me to travel around to six elementary and junior high schools to supervise staff. My position grew out of a federal mandate and it was all about meetings, paperwork, phone calls, paperwork and more meetings. The district borrowed to build the New Suncook School in Lovell. It wasn’t paid off yet so that was an issue in Lovell’s pulling out. It was overcrowded already and just down the street was the old, unused Annie Heald School, a wooden building owned by the town. The superintendent asked me to attend a Lovell Budget Committee meeting to inquire about the district leasing it. “Sure,” I said. I was new, so I introduced myself and made the pitch. The Yankee Republicans who dominated the committee in those days looked at me silently for nearly a full minute after I was done. “Any questions?” I asked. One older guy with sharp eyes and arms folded across his chest said, “Yeah, I have a question.” “Okay,” I said. “Ten years ago, when the superintendent wanted Lovell to join this new district, he said the Annie Heald School was a firetrap and they had to build a new school. Now, after the old school has been sitting there for 10 years with nothing done to it, they say they want to use it again?” “Good question,” I said. I had no idea about any of that and felt that I’d been set up. Locals believed they’d been manipulated by the “bigger is better” argument bureaucrats so often use, and maybe they had. The effort to pull out of the district failed though, because people like me with young families were moving up from Massachusetts and other states. We thought ourselves better educated and believed bigger was better too. I do not believe that anymore. Shortly after, I was elected a selectman and served with two Yankee Republicans, who thought Lovell people knew what was best for Lovell, that their judgment was



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Opinions Front Row Seat by Tom McLaughlin BN Columnist better than the state’s or the federal government’s and they could govern themselves more effectively if they were left alone. After nine years, I became convinced they were right, and that was one of the realizations pushing my political perspective from left to right. Washington mandates created my job in Fryeburg. I supervised the Title I program as well, another federal program. The feds have since taken over the school lunch program and now curriculum too. More tax revenue went to Augusta and Washington. What little came back had strings attached — most recently concerning who can go into what locker rooms and bathrooms, for one example. Back then, I was one of only three administrators and two secretaries in a district with 1,200 students K-8. There are 1,160 students now, but double the administrators, way more secretaries, way more teachers, much bigger buildings, much more paperwork, many more meetings, and a much bigger budget. Is there more learning going on for all that? After 34 years teaching in the district, I have to say no. I could make a strong case that there’s less. Now the federal government had taken over health care — doing about the same with that as they have with schools. Washington, working with the United Nations, is planting refugees all over the country, a hundred here, 500 there — often without even informing local cities and towns they’re coming. Students in Manchester, N.H. schools speak 82 different languages, a severe strain. The mayor there has asked the feds to stop, but they won’t. Washington knows what’s best for Manchester. When Lewiston, Maine’s mayor said his city couldn’t accept any more Somali refugees, big government liberals called him a racist. There are similar problems in Portland, where one out of seven people were born outside the country. Similar problems have been plaguing the UK and other EU countries for decades, and they were a major factor in the Brexit vote. Big government elites running the EU say the UK should take still more refugees. Ordinary Brits want local control and last week they shocked the elites by voting to leave the EU. More countries will follow. Tom McLaughlin of Lovell is a retired middle school U.S. History teacher. Public Notice






TOWN OF FRYEBURG Invitation to Bid

Avery Weigh-Tronix BridgeMont BMS-SD Steel Deck Truck Scale The Town of Fryeburg is seeking sealed bids for an Avery Weigh-Tronix BridgeMont BMS-SD Steel Deck Truck Scale to be located at the Fryeburg Transfer Station, 2025 Main Street, Fryeburg, Maine. Bids are due at the Town Office no later than Wednesday, July 20, 2016, before 4:00 p.m. Bids will be opened at the Selectmen’s meeting at 6:00 p.m., Thursday, July 21st at the town office. Bids should be in a sealed envelope, clearly marked “Steel Deck Truck Scale Bid,” Attn: Sharon Jackson, Town Manager, Town of Fryeburg, 16 Lovewell Pond Road, Fryeburg, ME 04037.

Activities scheduled for Monday, July 4th

Bid packages are on file at the Fryeburg Town Office. The Selectmen reserve the right to reject any and/or all bids. For additional information contact: Sharon Jackson, 935-2805 or e-mail or Clyde Watson, Public Works Director, 207-890-6376. 1T26



PUBLIC PROCEEDING The Bridgton Board of Appeals will conduct a Public Proceeding at the Bridgton Town Office, 10 Iredale Street, Bridgton, Maine 04009, on Monday, July 11, 2016, at 6:30 p.m. to consider the following: An Administrative Appeal filed by Mark Bower, JensenBaird Gardner-Henry on behalf of Robert and Rita Tyszka; Gary and Jeannette LaPlante; Kevin Ruane; Bradley Swinnerton; Peter and Pauline Webb; Allen and Joan Erler and Michael and Nancy Hans from the Bridgton Planning Board’s decision dated May 17, 2016 of the Bridgton Bottled Gas/Stone Road Energy, LLC, Application for one aboveground 30,000-gallon bulk plant liquefied petroleum (propane) storage tank at an existing fuel storage and dispensing facility located at 4 Raspberry Lane/Portland Road, Bridgton, Maine 04009, on property owned by Stone Road Energy LLC, known as Bridgton Tax Map 6 Lot 24I. The application is available for viewing at the Bridgton Town Office during regular office hours of Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. All interested individuals are invited to attend at the above place and time to present any legal argument concerning the decision of the Planning Board, but the Board of Appeals will not accept any additional testamentary or documentary evidence related to this matter. 2T26


Starting at 2 p.m. Theme: “American Pride” Lineup: 1 p.m. at the Naples Town Office Complex Parade ends at The Umbrella Factory Complex


On beautiful Long Lake with best viewing at the Naples Causeway starting at dusk. Parking on the Naples Causeway, Town Office & Town Beach Overflow Lot




the value, worth, and credibility of what you consume — radio, TV, print — and discuss four categories of journalism: Journalism of Verification; Journalism of Assertion; Journalism of Affirmation; Interest-group Journalism (page 34). Let’s look at just two statements in “Stop the Killing:” “Polls show that the larger part of the American public want effective gun controls;” “Donald Trump wants everyone to be armed.” These are “assertions” — there is no attribution, no verification, no sources to back up what Mr. Precht says. So, what are we to make of these assertions? I don’t recall Donald Trump saying he wanted “everyone to be armed.” If he did say it, and because it is such a profound and provocative statement, Mr. Precht has an obligation to provide attribution and verification. As to Mr. Precht’s assertion that “Polls show that the larger part of the American public want effective gun control,” where are the poll figures? His assertion is in sharp contrast to an article in the Portland Press Herald that discusses, in exhaustive detail, a poll of Mainers opinions on immigration (“Region, income shape immigration views,” Portland Press Herald, June 27, 2016). To quote Sarah Peller in those Burger King commercials, “Where’s the beef?” Even if you agree with his comments, you have to demand more than base assertions; not doing so puts


you in the same category as the bombastic Mr. Precht. Bob Casimiro Bridgton Executive Director of Mainers for Responsible Immigration (MRI) Chairman of the Bridgton Republican Town Committe

How many humans?

To The Editor: Thank you to BN staff writer Wayne E. Rivet for his story on Hannah Rousey, a recent graduate of Fryeburg Academy, who respectfully declined a scholarship because of the hypocrisy of the organization offering the scholarship. She was one of five graduates who were chosen to receive a $1,000 Poland Spring Good Science scholarship. I contributed to the GoFundMe page started for Hannah so that I could show my support for her and help replace that $1,000 sacrifice. As of today, the fund has reached more than six times that amount! I am impressed with the level of integrity and virtue shown by Hannah as she expressed her appreciation for the award before saying that she could not in good faith accept the money because Poland Springs does not exhibit sustainable and ethical practices, and because she is walking her own talk. I am referring to her practice of using her own water and water bottle rather than contributing to the profits of a greedy corporation and the millions of plastic bottles going into landfills. I am thankful for and proud of Hannah for her plans to pursue a degree in sustainable agriculture and


READ AND RIDE — The New Life Christian Academy in Fryeburg received bicycles from the Pythagorean Lodge Masons at their end of the school awards on Friday, June 10. This generous program encourages students to read books and ride bicycles for mental and physical health; and for the 2015-16 school year, 483 books were read by 20 enrolled students. N.L.C.A. staff and students are grateful for the Pythagorean Lodge Masons donation and taking the time and effort to bless winners of grade level students at the academy awards banquet. Pictured are: back row, left to right, Principal Lucy Reed, Senior Pastor David Reed, Mason John Charles, Mason Rod Cole and Mason David Dunham; front row, students Phinneas Wood, Alexandra Wood, Katelyn Wood, Kael Adams, Olivia Buteau and Angel Harper. environmental protection law and policy. I am, however, going to ask her to keep one question in the back of her mind at all times while pursuing this degree. When we talk about sustainable agriculture, sustainable at what level of human population? I received a degree in Environmental Studies in the 1980s, back when there were less than five billion people on the planet (we are now at


CONSULT OUR LISTING OF BUSINESS SERVICES AND LET AN EXPERT DO THE JOB! ACCOUNTANTS Chandel Associates Accounting, Taxes Audits, Full Service Payroll 3 Elm St., Bridgton Office 647-5711 Jones & Matthews, PA Certified Public Accountants Accounting and taxes Roosevelt Trail Prof. Bldg. Route 302, Bridgton 647-3668

CHIMNEY LINING The Clean Sweep LLC Chimney Cleaning Service Supaflu and Stainless Steel Chimney lining and relining Dana Richardson 935-2501

CLEANING SERVICES First Impressions Cleaning Inc. Residential & Commercial Seasonal 647-5096

DENTAL SERVICES Mountain View Dentistry Dr. Leslie A. Elston Cosmetic/restorative & Family Dentistry 207-647-3628

DOCKS Great Northern Docks, Inc. Sales & Service Route 302, Naples 693-3770 1-800-423-4042

Servicemaster Prof. Carpet Cleaning – Home/Office Lake Region Docks, LLC Installation/Removal/Maintenance Fire/Smoke Damage Restoration WAM-ALARM Systems Fully insured – All your dock needs 1-800-244-7630  207-539-4452 Installation, Service, Monitoring (207) 376-6681 (207) 408-6645 Burglar-Fire-Temperature Sensors TLC Home Maintenance Co. email: Free Security Survey 647-2323 Professional Cleaning and Property Management ELECTRICIANS APPLIANCE REPAIR Housekeeping and much more Bosworth Electric Inc. 583-4314 Jones Appliance Service/Repair LLC Quality electrical contractor Quality service you deserve Commercial/Industrial/Residential COMPUTERS All major brands Generators/Todd Bosworth/207-838-6755 647-4432 Grammy Geek Tech support for seniors (jr’s too) D. M. Electric Inc. & Sons ATTORNEYS 1-1 support at your home Dennis McIver, Electrical Contractor Malware & virus removal/PC repair Shelley P. Carter, Attorney Free pick-up & delivery 207-310-0289 Residential/Commercial/Industrial Law Office of Shelley P. Carter, PA Licensed in Maine & New Hampshire 110 Portland St., Fryeburg, ME 04037 Ms. C’s Computer Repair Bridgton 207-647-5012 935-1950 Virus and spyware removal J.P. Gallinari Electric Co. PC repairs 207-228-5279 Michael G. Friedman, Esq., PA Residential - Commercial - Industrial 27 Zion Hill Road, Bridgton 132 Main St. Aerial - Auger - Lifting Service P.O. Box 10, Bridgton, ME 04009 Naples Computer Services Bridgton 647-9435 647-8360 PC repair/upgrades – on-site service McIver Electric Virus and spy-ware removal Hastings Malia, PA “Your on time every time electricians” Home and business networking 376 Main Street – PO Box 290 221 Portland Rd, Bridgton Video security systems Fryeburg, ME 04037 71 Harrison Rd., Naples 207-693-3746 647-3664 935-2061




Jeff Hadley Builder New England Boat Shop LLC Remodeling, Additions Maintenance/Repair/Sales/Service Tile work, Wood flooring Welding/Shrinkwrap/Storage Kitchens, Drywall, Painting Mark Swanton, owner – 207-693-9310 30 yrs experience 583-4460


Caretake America Managing and Patrolling Kevin Rogers, Owner/Manager Rte. 35, Naples  693-6000

CARPENTRY Robert E. Guy General Carpentry – Additions Repairs – Remodeling Harrison 743-5120 239-4804 (cell) Jerry’s Carpentry & Painting Carpenter & General Contractor Log homes – decks – remodeling Fully insured – Free estimates 207-527-2552

CARPETING Thurlow’s Carpet & Home Center Carpet and Flooring Sales and Installation 21 Sandy Creek Rd, Bridgton 647-5562 800-310-5563

June 30, 2016, The Bridgton News, Page 3D

Quality Custom Carpentry From start to finish and from old to new Jeff Juneau Naples 207-655-5903


R.W. Merrill Electrical Contractor 24 hour Emergency Service Residential & Commercial Harrison 583-2986 Fax 583-4882 David K. Moynihan Master Electrician Licensed ME & NH Bridgton 647-8016

EXCAVATION JDN Enterprises Septic systems, Water lines Site work, Drainage 207-647-8146

The Ballroom Dance - Exercise - Yoga - Aikido Main St., Harrison, Maine 207-583-6964

Snow’s Excavation Complete site work Foundations-Septic-Lots cleared 207-647-2697



Bridgton Dental Associates Dr. Paul Cloutier Complete dental care 138 Harrison Rd, Bridgton 207-647-8052

Dee’s BodyCraft Personal Training, Aerobics, Pilates Certified – Experienced Bridgton 647-9599

Bridgton Dental Hygiene Care, PA Complete comprehensive oral hygiene care Infants – Seniors Most dental insurances, MaineCare 647-4125

Bolsters Decorating Center Carpet – vinyl – ceramic Always free decorating consulting 9 Market Sq., So. Paris 207-743-9202


7.4 billion). We studied sustainable agriculture. I asked the question “sustainable at what level of human population?” and nobody wanted to even talk about it. I am curious to hear if colleges are now considering any limits on how many humans can live comfortably on Earth with the resources available. There are ecological footprint websites that will ask you a series of questions about your lifestyle choicFLOORING J & M Wood Floors Installation/Sanding/Refinishing Fully insured – Free estimates 207-337-5623

FOUNDATIONS Henry’s Concrete Construction Foundations, Slabs, Floors Harrison Tel. 583-4896 J. B. Concrete Bill O’Brien Poured Foundations 207-647-5940

GARAGE DOORS Naples Garage Door Co. Installation & repair services Free estimates Naples 207-693-3480

es and calculate how many Earths would be needed if all humans lived that same lifestyle. I dare you to go to one of the websites and answer the questions honestly and then I challenge you to try answering the questions in a way that brings the number of Earths down to one — after all we do only have one Earth. Other than the sun, natural resources that we need to grow food and sustain our culture are limited, OIL DEALERS Dead River Co. Range & Fuel Oil Oil Burner Service Tel. 647-2882, Bridgton

INSULATION Western Me. Insulation Inc Batts, blown or foamed Over 30 yrs experience Free estimates – fully insured 7 days a week – 693-3585

INSURANCE Ace Insurance Agency Inc. Home and Auto 43 East Main Street Denmark 1-800-452-0745 Chalmers Ins. Agency 100 Main St., Bridgton Tel. 647-3311 Oberg Insurance Auto, Home, Business, Life 132 Main St., Bridgton Tel. 647-5551, 888-400-9858

MASONRY D & D Masonry Chimneys/fireplaces/walks/etc. Fully insured Free estimates Darryl & Doug Hunt 693-5060

MOVING Bridgton Moving Residential & light commercial Glynn Ross 240 N. High St. – 647-8255 671-2556 (cell)

MUSIC LESSONS Up Scale Music Studio Piano Lessons – All Levels Composition-Theory-Transcription Evan 647-9599

Bridgton Storage 409 Portland Rd 28 units & 4000’ open barn Bridgton 647-3206 JB Self Storage

Jerry’s Painting Service Quality Painting – Interior/Exterior Fully Insured – Free Estimates 207-527-2552 Webber Painting & Restoration Interior & Exterior Painting Repairs, updates, mold washing Estimates & Insured (207)831-8354


Ken Karpowich Plumbing Repairs/Installation/Remodeling Master Plumber in ME & NH Over 20 years experience 207-925-1423

PROPERTY MANAGEMENT Clement Bros. Lawn and Landscape Organic lawn & garden maintenance Shoreline restoration Creative stonework, property watch Snowplowing & sanding 207-693-6646

REAL ESTATE Chalmers Real Estate 100 Main St., Bridgton Tel. 647-3311 Kezar Realty Homes, Land & Vacation Rentals Lovell Village 207-925-1500

Southern Maine Retirement Services Medicare Supplements & Prescription Plans Lakes Region Properties Life and Senior Dental Insurance “At the Lights in Naples” 150 Main St., Bridgton 1-866-886-4340 Waterfront, Residential Commercial & Land KENNELS 207-693-7000 Bridgton Veterinary Kennels Boarding Route 117, Bridgton, Me. Tel. 647-8804



Burnell Plumbing New Construction, Remodeling Roberts Overhead Doors Commercial/residential – free estimates Well pump installation, replacement, Service 310-7270 Now offering Master Card & Visa 207-595-2311 Collins Plumbing & Heating Inc. HEATING Specializing in repair service in The Lake Region  647-4436 Bass Heating Oil Burner Service Sales and Installations Waterford (207) 595-8829

but we seem too think human population can be unlimited. Good luck with your studies Hannah! My e-mail is if you or any of your professors would like to discuss any of the points I brought up about sustainability. Remember, sustainable agriculture at what level of human population? Robert Dow North Waterford LETTERS, Page 5D

Oberg Agency Residential, Business, Lake Shore Property 132 Main St., Bridgton Tel. 647-5551, 888-400-9858

ROOFING JDN Enterprises Shingles – Roofs replaced New construction – Repairs Bridgton 207-647-8146

RUBBISH SERVICE ABC Rubbish Weekly Pick-up Container Service Tel. 743-5417 AM Enterprises Inc. Trash & snow removal Serving Harrison & Bridgton 207-749-2850

Monthly/yearly secure storage 207-925-3045

SEPTIC TANK PUMPING Dyer Septic Septic systems installed & repaired Site work-emergency service-ecofriendly 1-877-250-4546 207-583-4546

SURVEYORS F. Jonathan Bliss, P.L.S. Bliss & Associates Surveying, Land Planning 693 Main St, Lovell 207-925-1468 Maine Survey Consultants, Inc. Land info services – Surveys Boundary/Topographic/Flood elevation PO Box 485, Harrison, Maine Off: 583-6159 D. A. Maxfield Jr. PLS Over 10,000 surveys on file

TRAVEL AGENCY Getaway Travel and Tours, LLC Over 20 years experience Making travel dreams come true PO Box 402, Harrison, 207-583-8150

TREE SERVICE Q-Team & Cook’s Tree Service Removal-pruning-cabling-chipping Stump grinding-bucket work-bobcat Crane-licensed & fully insured Q Team 693-3831 or Cook’s 647-4051 Toll free 207-693-3831 Rice Tree Service – Sheldon Rice Complete tree service – free estimates Removal-prune-chipping-stump grinding Licensed and insured Utility and Landscape Arborist Waterford ME – 583-2474 Top Notch Tree Service, LLC All aspects of tree care & removal Fully-licensed and insured Excellent references 207-357-WOOD (9663)

VETERINARY Bridgton Veterinary Hospital Small Animal Medicine & Surgery Rt. 117, Bridgton, ME 647-8804 Fryeburg Veterinary Hospital Small Animal Medicine & Surgery Route 302, Fryeburg 207-935-2244 Norway Veterinary Hospital Naples Clinic Corner Rte. 302 & Lambs Mill Rd. By Appointment 693-3135

WINDOW TREATMENTS Bolsters Decorating Center Custom window treatments Always free decorating consulting 9 Market Sq., So. Paris 207-743-9202


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 $6.50 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.

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Classified line ads are now posted on our website at NO EXTRA CHARGE!


TREE WORKERS WANTED — Also mechanic wanted. Experience a plus. Must have valid driver’s license. Apply online at tf23

HOUSE CLEANER — for private summer house in Naples. Weekly, about 3 hours. Call 617791-1819. 2t26x


CLEANING PERSON ­— needed for Camp Encore-Coda in Sweden. Late June through mid August. 15-20 hours per week, mornings. For more information please contact James Saltman at 647-3947 or jamie@encore-coda. com tf14

HELP WANTED — Anticipated and current employment opportunities Maine School Administrative District 72, Fryeburg, Me. Posted on our website: www. tf5

FOOD SERVICE — helpers and dishwashers needed for Camp Encore-Coda in Sweden. Full time. Mid June through mid August. Contact Ellen Donohue-Saltman at 647-3947 or ellen@encore-coda. com tf14

DRIVERS — No touch. Get home, get paid. Excellent pay per week + monthly bonuses. Strong benefits package. CDL-A 1 yr. exp. 888-406-9046. 2t25x WAIT STAFF — full-time, yearround wait staff wanted for Punkin Valley Restaurant. Apply in person, Route 302, West Bridgton. tf6


SEMI-RETIRED CONTRACTOR — looking for plumbing and electrical work in the local area. Call 647-8026. tf9 LAWN CARE — bark mulch installed, mowing, trees cut down, brush cutting, garage clean-outs, light trucking and more. Call 5958321. 6t24x

ODD JOBS — By the hour, day, week or job. Also power washing. Free estimates. Call 627-4649. 2t26x

NATURALLY NICE — Landscaping Lawns mowed, rototilling gardens, spring cleanups. Free estimates. Call Tony at 647-2458 or 595-5485. 4t23x

EXCAVATING — Have hoe, will travel. Snowplowing, removal and sanding. Site work, foundations dug, back filling, septic systems, sand, loam, gravel. Call Brad Chute, 653-4377 or 627-4560. tf3


HAPPY HEARTS CHILD CARE — has openings for ages 6 weeks and up. Promotes outside play and creative learning. Daily schedules and routines. Home-cooked meals prepared daily. Full and part-time positions available. CPR & First Aid Certified. State-licensed. Actively involved in the community. Located in Naples. Flexible schedules if needed. Contact Kayla today 207-615-5144. 4t25x


DISHWASHERS — please apply FOUR GEESE — and seven in person Black Horse Tavern. duck decoys. Like new. $100. 647 3t24 2047. 2t26x

5TH WHEEL — Citation camper trailer. Like new and very clean. $6900. Two slide outs. 3297007, 452-2244. 2t25x


DRIED FIREWOOD — Dried twelve months. Selling seasoned hardwood year-round. One cord $260, half cord $150. Call 207-595-5029; 207-583-4113. GOT WOOD — Ready to burn 52t22x October 2016. $250 a cord. Cut, split and delivered locally. Call 2008 HONDA CRF 230L 647-8146. tf21 — motorcycle, red, excellent condition, 3,000 miles. $2,000. POT-BELLIED STOVE — Call or text 215-596-9111. 1t26x Working condition, all pipes included. Asking $650 or best $5 FOR TATTERED — U.S. offer. Can be seen in Casco. Call Flag when purchasing new U.S. 1-860-614-9907. 2t26x Flag 3’x5’ or larger. Maine Flag & Banner, Windham, 893-0339. LINCOLN — 25’ fiberglass tf46 canoe, #LAF14B3473. New seats. $550. Battery powered lawn LOAM AND FIREWOOD — mower. $75. 647-5383. 2t26x Please call Ron between 5 and 8 p.m. 595-8359. 26t18x HIS & HERS — Two Harleys/ Buell Blast. 900± miles & 1200 HAY/FIREWOOD — Seasoned Sportste Custom saddle bag. Both $260, green $225 cord. Cut, split & blue. Medical reasons. $4500 both. delivered. 1/2 cord seasoned $150, 329-7007, 452-2244. 2t25x green $125. Wendell Scribner, 583-4202. 10t24X 2X ROWING SHELL — Drew Harrison double shell complete PONTOON BOAT — 24-ft. with oars and cover. Great Harris 1977. Lovell. 50HP 1991 condition, lightly-used, good mid- Mercury motor. 1999 Karavan weight boat. $1,000. Call or text Trailer with spare. Call Shirl 207215-596-9111. 1t26x 925-1177 or Tom 207-925-1151. 2t26x AIR CONDITIONER — Kenmore. Great for cooling a RED’S FIREWOOD — Cut, bedroom. $25. Electrolux cordless split and delivered. Any amounts. electric broom, used very little, Call 615-6342 for details. tf35 $25. Call 693-6186. 2t25x

Ledgewood Manor Healthcare



BRIDGTON — $650/month. 1-bedroom clean, bright second floor, spacious, near downtown, great neighbors. $650/month incl. heat/water. $650 deposit. Visit or call Paul 978-337-0135 for more info. Available July 1. tf24

LOW COST SPAY/NEUTER — Cats $70-$85, dogs starting at $100. Grant funds available for qualified Oxford County residents. Rozzie May Animal Alliance 603-4471373. tf18

1974 CHEVY NOVA — 350 4 CONDO — Slopeside at Shawspd. Nice car $6500. 329-7007, nee Peak. Beautiful, 2000 sq. ft., 452-2244. 2t25x 3-level condo. Fully-furnished and nicely-decorated. Enjoy lake views JESUS IS LORD — new and and cool mountain breezes this used auto parts. National locator. summer. Still available for August. Most parts 2 days. Good used cars. For rates call 671-8189. 4t26 Ovide’s Used Cars, Inc., Rte. 302 Bridg­ton, 207-647-5477. tf30 BRIDGTON — Single-bedroom apartment, convenient location. FOR RENT No dogs. Off-street parking. UtiliBRIDGTON — Beautiful cape ties included. $775 month plus with open concept 1st floor, 2 large 1-month security deposit, referencbedrooms, 1 bath, 1-car garage es a must. Contact Shannon 207and large yard. Steps to beach and 461-0025 or Victor 207-650-8071. 27t4x town. $1200 mo. includes water and heat. Security, last month & REAL ESTATE FOR SALE references required. No pets, no smoking. Call 318-4465. 3t26 248 MAIN ST. — Bridgton. Commercial building, 1700 sq. ft. half CASCO — Completely furnished basement. Currently pet groomrooms, heat, lights & cable TV in- ing business, previously coffee cluded. $125 weekly. No pets. Call shop/bakery. $200,000 or lease at cell, 207-595-4946. tf46 $1200/month triple net lease. 207tf24 OFFICE SPACE — 140 sq. ft., 899-5052. private entrance, convenient Na- BUSINESS SERVICES ples Causeway location. Private bath, newly painted. $300 month HEAP HAULERS — Towing plus winter heat. Text inquiries to service. Cash paid for junk cars. 617-894-5000. tf24 Call 655-5963. tf12

— A 60-Bed Nursing Home — Rte. 115, Windham, ME 04062

HELP WANTED Seasonal Yard Position


We currently have Part-time openings. The hours are 7:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. – 10:00 a.m. Must be able to work weekends. For more information, contact Michelle Shane, Housekeeping Supervisor at 892-2261. E.O.E.


Starting immediately. Apply in person to Steve. 3T24CD


159 Harrison Rd., Bridgton, Maine Equal Opportunity Employer

At Timberland Home Care Inc., we are a close-knit team of caregivers who rely on each other to ensure our clients receive the highest quality of care. We only hire committed professional caregivers who love working with the elderly during all hours of the day and night. We do what we do because we want to make a positive impact on the lives of those we care for. We expect this same kind of passion from every team member. Only apply if you can live by our high standards of care and want to be challenged on a daily basis. PLEASE do not apply if your main purpose is to find any job that will get you by in the short-term. If this is you, applying here will only be a waste of your time and ours. However, if your main purpose for applying is to find a career that will help satisfy your desire to serve others, we would love to hear from you! Visit our website at 5T22CDX



Subway Sandwich Artists Join our team! Hiring all shifts. Must have a neat appearance and good people skills. Free food and uniforms. Vacation and IRA offered. Apply within at 292 Main St. Up to $9.50 to start.

Morrison Center – Good Neighbors Seeking Direct Support Professionals for Residential & Community Supports

(Experience Preferred, but will train the right candidate)

The agency is seeking caring, creative and energetic team members to provide services to adults with severe cognitive and physical disabilities in our residential settings and community support services. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, assisting with personal care, facilitating activities and community involvement, documentation, and promoting life skill development.

We have the following positions open for all shifts

An attractive benefits package is offered to all qualifying candidates and starting wage is $10.00 per hour

Licensed Charge Nurses Full-Time – Part-Time – Per Diem

All candidates must have a High School Diploma or GED, be at least 18 years of age, possess a valid driver’s license, and possess basic computer skills.

CNAs Full-Time – Part-Time – Per Diem CRMAs (40-hour training) – Full-Time – Part-Time – Per Diem

Please contact Wayne Alexander at 647-8244 ext. 13 to request an application, or pick up an application at the Bridgton office at 119 Sandy Creek Road.

We are a 43-bed skilled nursing facility and 16-bed specialized residential care facility for the memory-impaired. We offer weekend and shift differentials.




Inquiries should be directed to: Susan Robbins, Director of Nurses at (207) 647-8821


35 Cottage Street Norway Maine 04268 207-743-8049


DIRECT SUPPORT PROFESSIONALS FULL-TIME, PART-TIME AND PER DIEM $11/HR – Here We Grow Again… The Progress Center has several full-and part-time DSP positions in the Western Maine region. Must be at least 18 years, have a HS diploma or GED, reliable transportation and pass a background check. DSP certification and current CRMA certification is preferred and ELIGIBLE FOR A $200 SIGN-ON BONUS! We are willing to train the right candidates looking for a career in this field. Must be willing to work at least one shift per weekend. TPC offers a generous benefit package and paid time off (PTO).

If interested please fill out an online application at or e-mail a resume to 2T26CD

In-Home HCT Support for Children – Bridgton $15.50+

Casa Inc., a nonprofit company, provides support services to children with behavioral health challenges in Southern Maine. At present, we are looking for Part-Time staff to work with children and families in Bridgton. Per DHHS regulations, applicants must have a Bachelor’s Degree and a driving record with no more than two moving violations in the past three years. Base pay of $15.50 per hour, will train. Additional compensation for applicants with full BHP (not school-based) certification and HCT experience. Casa Inc. is an EOE. To apply, please e-mail your resume or call 207-879-6165 ext. 22 to speak with Beth Jacques or e-mail 1T26CD

The right candidate will be a motivated, responsible and caring person with excellent communication skills. Duties include assisting people with developmental disabilities with daily living skills, employment training, routine community integration and activities. A primary goal is to promote relationship building in order to help individuals become a valued and respected member of their community. If interested please contact Rachel Waterhouse, Office Manager at or stop by New Horizons at 626 Eastman Road, Center Conway, N.H. 03813, to complete an application. (218-10, 208-10) These positions require a valid driver’s license, proof of adequate auto insurance, completion of driver’s and criminal background checks. This agency is an equal opportunity provider, and employer.


CLASSIFIED DISPLAY ADS Deadline: Friday 4:00 p.m. CLASSIFIED LINE ADS Deadline: Monday 5:00 p.m.


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The Town of Bridgton has an immediate opening for a highlymotivated, community-oriented, full-time POLICE OFFICER. Applicants shall be at least 21 years of age (or 20 years of age with 60 college credits), must possess a valid Maine driver’s license and, in addition, candidates that are not full-time certified must pass the Maine Criminal Justice Academy ALERT Test and the Maine Criminal Justice Academy’s physical agility test, and have the ability to perform the essential job functions of a Law Enforcement Officer. An Associate’s Degree in Criminal Justice or related field, or a combination of relevant training and experience is desirable. The Bridgton Police Department provides 24-hour coverage, 7 days a week, and is actively engaged in the community. Interested candidates should submit an application for employment, cover letter, resume and three (3) references to Richard Stillman, Chief of Police, Bridgton Police Department, 8 Iredale Street, Bridgton, Maine 04009 by August 1, 2016, at 4:00 p.m. Additional information is available at the Bridgton Police Department or

NeuroRestorative is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

The Town of Bridgton is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Direct Support openings in SEBAGO NeuroRestorative is seeking full-time (various schedules will include every other weekend) and part-time direct support staff for all shifts who will work directly with people with brain injuries in a community-based setting. High school diploma required and valid driver’s license required. PSS, DSP, or CRMA cert preferred but we will provide training for the right candidates. E-mail resumes to:


We Are Looking For ASE Certified Techs

Top Pay for Top Techs. Hourly and flat rate positions available. We want team players who are looking to grow and advance with a fastmoving company. No franchise experience necessary.

WE OFFER: • Clean Working Environment • Paid Vacations • Paid Training • Health and Dental Insurance

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If You Are Looking For A Better Future, Call Today For A Confidential Interview. Please call or send resumes to Matt Golding

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To The Editor, Today, I am writing about a recent event at Highland Lake. It was a beautiful day. There were a couple of families there with their young kids, and I was there with my daughter and her friend. We were all doing the responsible thing of watching over our own kids that we were responsible for. Then, some teenagers show up. They were fine. I had no issues with them at all. It was the younger sibling they brought with them I have issues with. This is where parents need to lay down some ground rules ahead of time. I really hope you are reading this or sharing this with your kids or maybe you know whom I am talking about as I describe the incident.  This young person had a water cannon and was shooting streams of water anywhere from 15 to 25 feet, depending on the amount pressure this child had built up in the pump action of it. This young person was threatening to soak some people, did soak others, and aimed it at some who were holding electronic devices who were taking pictures of their kids. I was one of these parents taking pictures for the moms who could not be there on this beautiful day. This young child (while this child may be 10 or 11 years old) really had no business bringing a water cannon and using it that way. There is a thing called proper respect for others. I will say that I told this child to knock it off or there would be a conversation with me and a local police officer because enough was becoming enough. I mean some of us have some nice cameras and decent cell phones and we don’t want anything to LETTERS, Page 6D

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SEBAGO — Joyce Marie (Drane) Belliveau, 72, of Sebago passed away on Saturday, June 25, 2016, shortly after being diagnosed with cancer. She was born Jan. 31, 1944, in Medford, Mass., a daughter of the late John and Daisy (Burgeron) Drane. She was a graduate of Malden High School, Class of 1961, where she was a majorette. She married Robert Belliveau in 1962. While raising their family in Malden, Joyce was an active supporter of the Malden Youth Hockey program. She organized the “Mighty Muffins” in 1974 and played with other moms against their sons in the hockey program. After moving to Sebago in 1976, Joyce became an active member of the local PTA and served on the SAD 61 School Board. She had many odd jobs over the years to support her family including being an Avon Lady in the Long Lake area. In the mid eighties, Joyce moved her family to Maryland to support her husband’s career. There, she enjoyed her career as an administrative assistant for the First National Bank of Maryland. Over the years, Joyce became the center hub of her growing and spreading family. She was known as an amazing cook with a heart of gold. She enjoyed cake decorating, crocheting and painting ceramics. Her proudest achievements, in her own words, are her 14 grandchildren. Joyce is predeceased in death by her parents and her husband. She is survived by her siblings, Jack Drane of Wakefield, Mass. and Marion DeMayo of Saugus, Mass.; her six children, Robert of Sebago, Paul of Madison, Conn., Richard of West Palm Beach, Fla., James of Falmouth, Donna of Minneapolis, Minn. and Jean of Summerlin, Nev.; numerous friends, cousins, nieces and nephews. A service will be held in her honor at the North Sebago Methodist Church, on Thursday, July 7 at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Sebago Volunteer EMS, P.O. Box 250, Sebago, ME 04029.

Martha Day Martin LEWISTON — Martha Day Martin, 81, of Harrison, died peacefully early Sunday morning, June 26, 2016, at the Central Maine Medical Center with her family in attendance. She had been diagnosed with Wegener’s Disease in May, leading to several weeks of hospitalization and treatment prior to her death. A team of nurses, doctors and medical professionals worked hard to make her final weeks as comfortable as possible. Martha Joan Day was born on Jan. 8, 1935 in Portland. Her parents, Dr. Rubie Woodcock Day and Dr. O. Kenneth Day, were physicians with a practice based in their home office on Main Street in Harrison. Martha attended Harrison Grammar School and Bridgton High School where she graduated as class valedictorian. She went on to attend Stephens College in Columbia, Miss., where she received an Associate of Arts degree. While in college, her focus of study was the fine arts. She studied the harp, sculpture and jewelry-making. Her artwork won her a scholarship to the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston where she planned to continue her studies. However, her high school sweetheart, Rex Martin, proposed and she accepted. The couple moved together, first to Boston, then to Missouri where Rex completed medical school. By the time they returned to Harrison to open a medical practice, they had three children: Heather, Eric and Paul. Martha supported her husband as his Executive Administrative Assistant, handling all billing, insurance claims, and maintaining office inventory. When their children were grown the couple traveled together to medical conferences around the country. Martha was a member of the Harrison Congregational Church, the Harrison Krafty Kritters social group, and several book clubs. She enjoyed gardening, needlework, and baking. As a resident of Harrison her entire life, she will be missed, but fondly remembered, by many friends and neighbors. She is survived by her sister, Susan Day Wilton; her daughter, Heather; her sons, Eric and Paul; granddaughters, Shannon and Savannah; her grandson, William; and her great-grandsons, Dallys, Taylor and Dominic. Services will be held at 1:30 p.m., Saturday, July 2, at the United Parish UCC of Harrison and North Bridgton, 77 Main St., Harrison. The family requests that donations in lieu of flowers be made in her name to the United Parish UCC of Harrison & North Bridgton, P.O. Box 95, Harrison, ME 04040, or to the Harrison Public Library, P.O. Box 597, Harrison, ME 04040. Arrangements are in the care of the Chandler Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 8 Elm St., Bridgton. Words of condolence and tribute may be shared with her family at

World upside down (Continued from Page 1D) tages in background, tax shelters and education and, above all, capital, appear wider than any time since the days of robber barons. For many, the ballot is the only means of expressing rising discontent. The response of those at the top under siege is to divert voter attention to social issues, old style nationalism and foreign influence — and away from ways to reduce wealth inequality. • Finally — unless, dear reader, you have another grievance you would like to throw in the pot — are the changes that are sweeping away traditional ways and values. Behaviors that used to be regarded as sinful are now tolerated, even celebrated. The world today isn’t the same as your parents’. What will it be like for your kids? So what can we expect? More and worse of the same, I think. Maybe we’ll be lucky and escape the extreme expressions of these ailments such as we witness in the chaotic Middle East. It seems certain, however, that there will be politicians eager to exploit these worldwide discontents and to aggravate them. We can see that in almost every European country and, as I say, our very own. Better batten down the hatches! Henry Precht is a retired Foreign Service Officer.

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(Continued from Page 5D) happen to them. Some of these kids have absolutely no respect. I just ask that some of these toys be left at home as that is where they are meant to be used. They are not meant to be used as weapons of displeasure for others who want to enjoy the beach area.  Now the kids I had with me were more than willing to show the child just how disrespectful the child was being, but I reminded them that I didn’t want them stooping to that level and while it may be justified it would not make them a better person for doing it. All this caused in the end was for all of us to leave. This situation ruined our fun.  There is plenty of space for swimming in this area, but there is no reason for this kind of foolishness. Please remember, summer is just beginning and tourists are only just beginning to arrive. As adults, we set the example for our local area. It is up to us to also let our kids know that they too must also show that they are welcome ambassadors for our town. While a good many of us do show a positive attitude to our visitors from away, we apparently need to teach some of the others in the area what their responsibility is to this community. Peter Morrison Bridgton

Facts are rare finds

To The Editor: Choosing among candidates for government representatives can be complicated. The absence of verifiable facts regarding the influence

Calendar BRIDGTON Thur., Jun. 30 — Rotary Club, Community Center, 7:15 a.m. Thur., Jun. 30 — Bingo, St. Joseph Church, South High Street. Doors open 5:30 p.m. Early birds at 6:30 p.m. Regular play at 7 p.m. Sun., Jul. 3 — Bridgton Community Band, first concert of season at the Gazebo behind Rite Aid, 7:30 p.m. before the fireworks. Mon., Jul. 4 — Community Center closed for day for holiday. Mon., Jul. 4 — Annual 4th of July parade, noon, sponsored by Bridgton Lions. Tue., Jul. 5 — COPD Support Group, Community Center, 1 p.m. Tue., Jul. 5 — Family Yoga, ages 5 and up, 2:30 p.m., library. Tue., Jul. 5 — Author Ron Chase, The Great Mars Hill Bank Robbery, 6 p.m., library. Wed., Jul. 6 — Bridgton Community Band Concert, Gazebo behind Rite Aid, 7:30 p.m. Thur., Jul. 7 — Rotary Club, Community Center, 7:15 a.m. Thur., Jul. 7 — Bingo, St. Joseph Church, South High Street. Doors open 5:30 p.m. Early birds at 6:30 p.m. Regular play at 7 p.m. Fri., Jul. 8 — Maine Lake Science Center, Willet Rd., 9-11:30 a.m. for outdoor family fun. FMI: Mary Jewett, 647-8580. Free to LEA members, $5 per family non-members. Sat., Jul. 9 — Woods Pond Water Quality Committee, informational session, Woods Pond Town Beach, 9 a.m. Sat., Jul. 9 — Friends of the Bridgton Library Used Book Sale 9 a.m.-2 p.m. in the library courtyard. (Rain date July 23). Sat., Jul. 9 — Games for Christ, 5 p.m., Community Center. Mon., Jul. 11 — Memory Mondays, support group for dementia/memory loss caregivers, 6 p.m., Bridgton Health Care Center, Portland Rd., FMI: 647-8821. Tue., Jul. 12 — Children’s author, Mary Atkinson, 11 a.m. talk and reading from Owl Girl, her book for ages 6-10. Also lively writing workshop for school-aged children. Wed., Jul. 13 — Movie Matinee for Grown Ups, 1

of past political decisions upon current national and global crises can be detrimental. While seeking a more balanced background regarding the results accomplished when selecting both presidents and representatives to the Senate and House of Representatives in Washington, D.C. during the 20th and 21st centuries in particular, I have read a variety of publications. I’ve read very informative articles in several publications each of which emphasize either conservative or “progressive” ideologies and policies. Most intend to influence voters through primarily emotional appeals combined with a few facts. Unfortunately, unbiased accounts are rare. As a retired former elementary level substitute teacher and reading/writing specialist with an avid interest in American history, I want to recommend to history teachers at every level that they add the following article to their summer reading list. I think they might find it helpful when trying to clarify for students how our political system has descended to the current level of “form without substance.” What might be the results of acting impulsively before acquiring complete, unbiased factual information? The May, 2016 edition of Harper’s magazine offers an essay entitled, American Imperium: Untangling truth and fiction in an age of perpetual war, by Andrew J. Bacevich. Most folks should be able to better distinguish between informed patriotism and blind, emotional loyalty after absorbing this concise, unusually thorough account of America’s military commitments between 1898 and 2016. If it were used as part of a more complete history course of study, it might require several separate segments of lesson plans in order

to avoid the danger of important information not being retained beyond “test day.” Music has also always been a tool I could use to help me more readily remember important events, etc. Memory can’t retain everything. It’s good to at least remember where you encountered the information. I’ve spent countless hours in the quietest spots in public and private libraries since I entered middle school in 1962. Books became friends. I was also a member of choral groups from middle school through college. The official term for my limited ability is “singing by ear.” I get therapeutic inspiration from singing my favorite songs whenever an emotional need arises. Including exposure to the music of various generations of Americans in conjunction with history recorded in books, portraits and documentaries can be a great way to help young people relate to their ancestors. Songs I heard sung by Peter, Paul and Mary during those turbulent ’60s and ’70s entitled When Will They Ever Learn and The Answer is Blowing in the Wind helped me reduce stress during these turbulent times in the 21st century. Children “have to be carefully taught.” Impartial, consistent transmission of unbiased facts and truth to all citizens should decrease the likelihood of nations repeating catastrophic political and military stalemates and derailments. Countries or various internal political factions, which have amended the original intent of the traditional coin toss to be “Heads I win, tails you lose” emphasize dominance rather than cooperation and compromise. If wide-spread military interventions remain the preferred means for resolving disputes worldwide, humans may discover the true meaning

p.m. library. Wed., Jul. 13 — Pondicherry Poetry Club, 4:30 p.m., library. Wed., Jul. 13 — Bridgton Community Band Concert, Gazebo behind Rite Aid, 7:30 p.m. BROWNFIELD Thur., Jun. 30 — The “Mistah” SMAC Pageant and Silent Auction, Stone Mountain Ctr., Dugway Rd., benefit Brownfield Library, Dinner seatings at 6 p.m., show time 8 p.m. Tickets: $20.

Otter Point, Fairburn Parking Lot, Slab City Road Thur., Jun. 30 — The Liars’ Club and Friends, 7:30 p.m. Adult storytelling performance, Brick Church for the Performing Arts, Lovell. Tickets $10/$5 at door. FMI: 925-1500 or Sat., Jul. 2 — Thrift Shop, Lovell United Church of Christ, Rte. 5, open 10 a.m.noon. Tue., Jul. 5 — Natural History Talk, The Vital Shorelands with Maggie Shannon, 7:30 p.m. Cosponsored by GLLT and KLWA, Charlotte Hobbs Memorial Library. Wed., Jul. 6 — GLLT guided walk, A Walk Down Sensory Lane using our five senses, 9:30-11:30 a.m., Wilson Wing Moose Pond Bog Preserve, Horseshoe Pond Road. Wed., Jul. 6 — Thrift Shop, Lovell United Church of Christ, Rte. 5, open 10 a.m.-noon. Sat., Jul. 9 — Thrift Shop, Lovell United Church of Christ, Rte. 5, open 10 a.m.noon. Sun., Jul. 10 — Antique Show & Live Auction, Lovell Histsorical Society, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m, Kimball-Stanford House, Route 5, across from Country Club. Mon., Jul. 11 — Thrift Shop , Lovell United Church of Christ, Rte. 5, open 10 a.m.-noon. Wed., Jul. 13 — Thrift Shop , Lovell United Church of Christ, Rte. 5, open 10 a.m.-noon. NAPLES Sat., Jul. 9 — Dance w/ Wrong Road Band, Am. Legion Hall, Route 11, 7:30 p.m. Benefits Naples/Casco Food Pantries. $6 per person at the door. RAYMOND Thur., Jun. 30 — The Art of Math, 10:30 a.m., library. Thur., Jun. 30 — Book Group, 7 p.m., library. SEBAGO Wed., Jul. 6 — Ready, Get Set, Read. Summer Reading Program at library, ages 4-8, reading, arts & crafts. Sat., Jul. 9 — Push Back the Stacks Event w/Jennifer Armstrong, singer, songwriter, musician, 7 p.m., library. Wed., Jul. 13 — Ready, Get Set, Read. Summer Reading Program at library, ages 4-8, reading, arts & crafts. SWEDEN Sun., Jul. 3 — Open House, Sweden Fire

DENMARK Tue., Jun. 28 — Songwriters Circle, 7:30 p.m., Denmark Arts Center. Fri., Jul. 1 — Easy hike to Devils Den. Meet at the Denmark Congregational Church at 8 a.m. FMI: 7562247. Fri., Jul. 1 — Contra Dance, 7:30 p.m., Denmark Arts Center. Sat., Jul. 2 — Experimental Short Films by Walter Ungerer, 7:30 p.m., Denmark Arts Center. Fri., Jul. 8 — Moderate hike Pleasant Mountain. Meet at the Denmark Congregational Church at 8 a.m. FMI: 756-2247. HARRISON Thur., Jun. 30 — Jane & The Dragon by Junior Theatre Workshop, 4 p.m., Deertrees Theatre. Fri.-Sat., Jul. 1-2 — Around the World in 80 Days, 7:30 p.m., Deertrees Theatre. Also July 7. Sat., Jul. 2 — Historical Society Open House, Haskell Hill Rd., 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. FMI: 583-2213. Sat., Jul. 2 — Tours of mill and homestead and Woodworkers Demonstrations, 1 to 4 p.m., Scribner’s Mill, 244 Scribner’s Mill Rd. FMI: 5836455. Admission $5. Tue., Jul. 5 — Film, The Maine Frontier, 7:30 p.m., Deertrees Theatre. Wed., Jul. 6 — Historical Society Open House, Haskell Hill Rd., 1-4 p.m. FMI: 5832213. Thur., Jul. 7 — Concert by The Songwriters Circle, 7:30 p.m., Deertrees Theatre. Wed., Jul. 13 — Historical Society Open House, Haskell Hill Rd., 1-4 p.m. FMI: 5832213. LOVELL Thur., Jun. 30 — Greater Lovell Land Trust guided walk – A Few of Our Favorite Plants, 9:30 a.m.-noon. Heald & Bradley Ponds Reserve to

of “ashes, ashes, we all fall down.” Cindy Alden West Fryeburg


To The Editor: I read in awe your article entitled, “New Grad Makes a Bold Statement.” All I can say is Wow! Here is a young lady who “walks the walk and talks the talk.” I applaud her, her family and the school community for giving her a very strong ethical compass. Taking the scholarship was the low road, she chose to take the high road and decline the scholarship. Tell me the fund where I can contribute to help her realize her goal. Thank you Hannah! Mike Schobinger Norway Editor’s Note: A GoFundMe account has been created at https://www.

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To The Editor: The farmers and bakers of the Waterford Farmers’ Market would like to thank all the wonderful customers for their support. We welcome our friends every Monday on the beautiful Waterford Common. We look forward to you celebrating the Fourth of July with us during the morning from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. We will be featuring local musicians. Supporting local farmers and bakers keeps your dollars local. Purchases you can enjoy and feel good about. Thanks to all for your continued support! Dottie Bell Manager Waterford Farmers’ Market Department, 9 a.m.-noon. WATERFORD Thur., Jun. 30 — Summer Reading Program, free to all children. 11 a.m. Mon., Jul. 4 — Library Book Sale, 8 a.m.-noon. Mon., Jul. 4 — Socrates Café will not be held today because of the holiday. Thur., Jul. 7 — Summer Reading Program, free to all children. 11 a.m. Mon., Jul. 11 — Socrates Café at the Waterford Library from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Discussion topic: 80/80 Visions: Contrast American life eighty years ago with today and contemplate what it may be eighty years from now. Moderator: Robert Casimiro. Light refreshments provided. FMI: 583-6957. AREA EVENTS Sat., Jul. 2 — Free community breakfast, Norway Grange Hall, Whitman Street, Norway, 8-9 a.m. FMI: 4613093. Sat., Jul. 2 — Roast Beef Supper, 5 p.m., Hiram Community Center, 14 Historical Ridge, Hiram. $10 adults/$4 under 12. Gluten free options/625-8074. Sat., Jul. 2 — Community casserole supper, 5:30 p.m. Congregational Church, 50 Main Street, Rte. 219, East Sumner. FMI: Cyndy 3882667 or Bill 388-2263 Sun., Jul. 3 — Finnish American Heritage Society Open House, 2-4 p.m., 8 Maple St., West Paris. Tue., Jul. 5 — Women’s Cancer Support Group, noon to 1:30 p.m., Cancer Resource Center of Western Maine, 199 Main St., Norway. Sat., Jul. 9 — Free community breakfast, Norway Grange Hall, Whitman Street, Norway, 8-9 a.m. FMI: 4613093. Sat., Jul. 9 — Open Mic, 7 p.m. Hiram Community Center, 14 Historical Ridge, Hiram, donations welcome, snacks & soft beverages available. FMI: 625-4549. Sat., Sun., Jul. 9-10 — Book & Art Sale, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., No. Conway Public Library, No. Conway Village. FMI: 603-356-2961. Sat., Jul. 9 — Maine author Deb Gould will discuss her historical Maine fiction book The Eastern. Soldiers Mem. Library. Hiram, 1:30 p.m. Sat., Jul. 9 — Music with a Mission, 7 p.m., Windham Union Church, FMI: 892-7149 or e-mail MWAMconcerts@


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Sun., Jul. 10 — Finnish American Heritage Society Open House, 2-4 p.m., 8 Maple St., West Paris. Tue., Jul. 12 — Talk by an Ironman competitor, 6:30 p.m., Norway Library, Main St., Norway. ONGOING WEEKLY DAILY Alcoholics Anonymous, 9 a.m., Clyde Bailey Center, 1311 Roosevelt Trl., Raymond. Alcoholics Anonymous, noon to 1 p.m., St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, Sweden Rd., Bridgton. O/D MONDAYS Jumpin’ Janes Senior Fitness, 9-10 a.m. Mon., Wed., Fri., Bridgton Town Hall, No. High St. FMI: 6472402. Taoist Tai Chi, 9 a.m., Bridgton Community Center. Walking Warriors, 7 a.m. Mon., Wed., Fri., meet at church across from Crystal Lake Park, Rte. 117, Harrison. Tai Chi in the Park, for beginners, free, 9 a.m., Denmark Bicentennial Park, thru Aug. 22. If rain, use Municipal Bldg. Sebago Food Pantry, 9-10:30 a.m. (3:30-5:30 p.m. 2nd Mon.) Nazarene Church, Rte. 114. FMI: 274-1569. Casco/Naples Senior Meal Site, noon, Casco Fire Station. Card games before, bingo after. FMI: 627-4044. Bridge, 1 p.m., Bradley St., Fryeburg. Runs year-round. Cribbage, 2 p.m., Bridgton Community Center. Celebrate Recovery, Christ-based 12-step recovery program, 6-8 p.m., Lake Region Vineyard Church, 402 Main St., Bridgton. FMI: 6475439. Coed Adult Basketball, 6 to 7:45 p.m., Harrison Elementary School. FMI: 5832241. Bridgton Community Band, 7 p.m., Stevens Brook Elem. School. FMI: info@ Narcotics Anonymous, 7 p.m. Bridgton Community Center, 15 Depot St. ODLH

GRADUATING BEARS — Swingin’ Bears Square Dance Club graduation took place May 18 at the Oxford Hills Middle School in South Paris. Club Caller, Ray Hilton of Saco, led the ceremony with Bob Herrick of Auburn, past president, leading the graduates and their escorts to four stations held by the officers of the club. At each station, the graduates received valuable information to benefit them as they travel to other club dances. Graduates are Beatrice Asken of Harrison and Julie Deans of Hebron. A beginner’s class will start in September. Check out the website for more information about the club and photo album. Pictured are: graduate Beatrice Asken of Harrison; Melody Cox of Bryant Pond, vice president; Mackenzie Wadsworth, granddaughter of the vice president and her helper; Chandler Wright of Greenwood, secretary; graduate Julie Deans of Hebron; Esther Tucker of Poland, treasurer; Paul Laroche of Windham, president; and Ray Hilton, caller and class instructor, is kneeling in front. School. FMI: 583-2241. Bible Study, 6 p.m., Bridgton Community Center. Pickleball, 7 p.m., Casco Community Center Gym. FMI: 627-4187. Alcoholics Anonymous, 7 to 8 p.m., Clyde Bailey Center, 1311 Roosevelt Trl., Raymond. THURSDAYS AA Step-Meeting, 9 a.m., Step Sisters 6 p.m., Clyde Bailey Center, 1311 Roosevelt Trl., Raymond. Tai Chi Maine, set practice, 10 a.m., Town Hall, North High St., Bridgton. The Academy Collects, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Pace Galleries of Art, Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center, Fryeburg Academy. Casco/Naples Senior Meal Site, noon, Casco Fire

Station. Card games before, bingo after. FMI: 627-4044. Gathering Place Support Group, noon, Bridgton Community Center. Pinochle, 1 p.m., Bridgton Community Center. Free Community Kettle Supper, 5 p.m., Bridgton Community Center. Ping Pong, 5 to 8 p.m., Town Hall, Bridgton. All equipment provided free. 7 tables. Chickadee Quilters, 6:30 p.m. Bridgton Community Center. Al-Anon, 7 to 8 p.m., Open Meeting, Naples Town Hall. NA Women’s Meeting, 7 to 8 p.m., St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, Sweden Rd., Bridgton. FRIDAYS Jumpin’ Janes Senior

Fitness, 9-10 a.m. Mon., Wed., Fri., Bridgton Town Hall, No. High St. FMI: 647-2402. Taoist Tai Chi, 9 a.m., Bridgton Community Center. Farmers’ Market, 9 a.m. to noon, Charlotte Hobbs Library, Lovell. Harrison Farmers’ Market, 1-5 p.m., Rte. 117, just outside of Village. Free Beginners Spanish Class, 3 to 4 p.m. downstairs, Bridgton Library. Over 40 Men’s Basketball, 4 p.m., Brownfield/Denmark School. SATURDAYS Bridgton Farmers Market, 8-1, Community

Center back side of parking lot. Sebago Clothes Closet, 9 a.m. to noon, Warming Hut, Rte. 114, Sebago, next to Nazarene Church. AA Meeting, O/BB/D/A/L, 7 to 8 p.m., Lovell Church of Christ, 1174 Main St., Lovell. Al-Anon, 7 to 8 p.m., Lovell Church of Christ, 1174 Main St., Lovell. AA Beginner’s & Group Mtgs., 7 to 8 p.m., Clyde Bailey Center, 1311 Roosevelt Trl., Raymond. SUNDAYS Alcoholics Anonymous, 6:30 p.m., Harrison Congregational Church.




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Narcotics Anonymous, 7 p.m., Clyde Bailey Center, 1311 Roosevelt Trl., Raymond. TUESDAYS Jeanette’s Free Clothing Closet, 9 to 11:30 a.m., First Congregational Church, Bridgton. Chickadee Quilters, 9:30 a.m., Bridgton Community Center. Tai Chi Maine, Set Practice, 10 a.m., Bridgton Town Hall, No. High St. Naples Food Pantry, 10 to 11:30 a.m., United Methodist Church, Village Green. FMI: 595-2754. Bridgton Food Pantry, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Methodist Church, 98 Main St., Bridgton. FMI: 647-4476. Bridge, 12:15 p.m., Bridgton Community Center. Cards/Board games, noon to 2:30 p.m., Harrison Fire Station Community Room. Pokemon Club, 3 p.m., Bridgton Community Center. Taoist Tai Chi, 6:30 p.m.., Bridgton Community Center. Harrison Food Pantry, 6 to 7:30 p.m., Adventist Church, 2 Naples Rd. FMI: 583-6178. Adult Volleyball, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Brownfield Community Center. Al-Anon Bridgton, 7 p.m. Newcomers Meeting, 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Open Meeting, St. Joseph Catholic Church. AA Step Mtgs., 7 p.m., Clyde Bailey Center, 1311 Roosevelt Trl., Raymond. WEDNESDAYS Free Breakfast & Fellowship, 7:30 to 10 a.m. thru April 27, United Methodist Church, 1000 Roosevelt Trail, Naples. Sponsored by NUMC Group. Jumpin’ Janes Senior Fitness, 9-10 a.m. Mon., Wed., Fri., Bridgton Town Hall, No. High St. FMI: 647-2402. Crafty Critters, 9 a.m. to noon, Harrison Fire Station Community Room. FMI: 5832241. Gathering Place Support Group, noon, Bridgton Community Center. Senior Lunch, noon, Bridgton Community Center. Ping Pong, 1-3 p.m., Harrison Fire Station Community Room, Harrison. Over 40 Pickleball, 5:30 to 7 p.m., Harrison Elementary

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Fiddling songs and Norway Arts Festival stories with Jennifer Armstrong at SML SEBAGO — Jennifer Armstrong will perform a program of “Spun Songs and Stories” at Spaulding Memorial Library on Saturday, July 9. Jennifer, a singer, songwriter and musician, who lives on a farm in Belfast, travels to venues across the country playing fiddle, banjo and even the bagpipe, telling stories and singing with audiences of all ages. She works as an artist-in-residence in folk arts, storytelling and writing as well as a private teacher and a performer. Jennifer was a featured teller at the National Storytelling Festival in 1998 and 2010, has been heard on NPR and has music recordings and published books to her credit. In Sebago, besides fiddling and singing, Jennifer will tell farm stories including The Leaky Bucket, and stories about racing Turtle. She may also bring along her dancing puppet. As part of Spaulding Memorial Library’s “Push Back the Stacks” series, this free performance will be presented for family audiences at 7 p.m. on July 9 at the library on Jennifer Armstrong Route 114 in Sebago. For more information call 787-2321. “Push Back the Stacks” programs will continue with presentations on Saturday, Aug. 13 by Peter Mezoian and his Outrageous Banjo and on Saturday, Sept. 24 by Roger Guay and Kate Flora, who will talk about their book, A Good Man with a Dog: A Game Warden’s 25 Years in the Maine Woods.

NORWAY — This year, the Norway Arts Festival will celebrate the art of Bernard Langlais and for the 49th year will offer lively art on Main Street in Norway. The venue will be closed to all but pedestrians from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and the street will hum with music, poetry, dance, painters, photographers, sculptors, artisans, and food. On Saturday, July 9, Main Street in Norway will fill with painters, jewelry makers, sculptors, photographers, and nonprofit booths. In addition, this year will hold some new surprises for attendees, including workshops in poetry, book arts, and woodworking, plein air demonstrations, hay art, a military band, and dancers on the bridge over Pennesseewassee Stream. The Festival kickoff will

All Souls concerts begin POLAND — The Poland Spring Preservation Society’s annual summer concert series will be held at the All Soul’s Chapel every Monday night (except July 4) through Aug. 29. One artist set to perform is Anni Clark on July 11. She won “Female Artist of the Year” and “Folk Artist of the Year” in 2003 in Jam Music Magazine’s Reader’s Pix awards.

In addition to the Monday night concert series, the Society offers Wicked Wednesday events with Mainly Improv on July 6, which will be held at the Maine State Building across from the All Soul’s Chapel. This night will be filled with “on the spot” comedy! Admission for the concerts is $6 if you buy tickets at the Maine State Building up until 5 p.m. the day of

Katey Branch and Ruby DayBranch, and Country Bruce. In addition, the 195th Army Band of the Maine Army National Guard will perform on the street at 11:45 a.m. At 1:30 p.m., the Hio Ridge Dancers will perform “On the Bridge” in front of the Advertiser Democrat. Cosponsored by Norway Downtown and the Western Maine Art Group, the Norway Arts Festival is completely staffed by volunteers and all events are free. Many Main Street merchants are offering special events that day, too. There will be plenty of great art for sale, lots of local foods to choose from, and fun for all ages as the Festival continues to celebrate and illuminate Norway’s Main Street, its rich arts tradition, and its long history.

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the show; otherwise they are $7.50 at the door. The doors open at 6:30 p.m., with the programs beginning at 7 p.m. Refreshments will be served in the Maine State Building. The Poland Spring Preservation Society is a nonprofit organization and all proceeds will go to helping preserve these special buildings and their history. For more information call 998-4142.

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be Friday at 7 p.m. at the Norway Memorial Library. Local photographer and community activist Scott Vlaun of Otisfield will present a free public lecture about renowned Maine sculptor, Bernard Langlais. Recently, a significant body of Langlais work has found a permanent home in Norway, some at the Shepherd’s Farm Preserve on Crockett Ridge Road, others at the Roberts Farm on Roberts Road. Langlais’ massive and playful sculpture, “Mrs. Noah,” is featured on this year’s Festival poster, copies of which will be on sale for a $5 donation. Performances at the Town Square Kiosk will include Brad Hooper, Rhythm Sparrow, Kristen Short, Martin Dockery, Wanderlust; the Mountain Poets Society,

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