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By Lisa Williams Ackley Staff Writer HARRISON — It was right after 9/11 when Julie Stevens decided to pick up her trumpet again, after 30 years, and join Bugles Across America so she could play Taps at military funerals. “I decided to do it, because of 9/11 — it called me to action,” said Julie. “Bugles Across America started in 2000,” Julie explained. “Congress finally authorized, in 1995, that it be mandatory to have two uniformed military people to attend a funeral to fold the United States flag and play Taps on a CD player. Tom Day, a former Marine, decided that was just a disgrace to have fallen warriors buried to a taped rendition of Taps played on a CD player or boom box. So, in 2000, he founded
Bugles Across America, and, as of today, we have over 7,500 (members) across the country.” “So, now people can go to buglesacrossamerica.org, if they want to become a volunteer or if they want to request a bugler,” said Julie. “You do not have to be (former or current) military” in order to play Taps at funerals of military personnel, she said. “I’m definitely from a military family,” stated Julie, who has not served in the armed forces herself. “My husband and father-in-law were in the Marines, my father Ray Stevens was in the Air National Guard and served in Korea and my stepdad was in the Air Force. Everybody around me served in the military. My husband’s JULIE STEVENS of Harrison is a member of Bugles father, Francis Keaveney, was Across America. She recently played at Arlington National a 17-year-old when he served Cemetery. BUGLER, Page A
By Gail Geraghty Staff Writer In the 15 months he’s been on the job, Bridgton’s Police Chief Kevin Schofield has sent out a total of five letters warning landlords they faced civil penalties under the town’s Disorderly Housing Ordinance. And in each case, he said, the letters alone were enough to restore the peace. “Every letter that I’ve sent out has generated productive
discussion and activity, with (both) the property owner and their tenants, and with the property owner and the police department,” Schofield said. The only exception was recently, when Schofield and Town Manager Mitch Berkowitz felt it would be prudent to see if Bridgton’s Board of Selectmen wanted to weigh in on a dispute over a vacation rental property owned by Peter Roth on Thompson Road
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Chief says landlords, tenants, neighbors need to talk it out in West Bridgton. Neighbors to the Moose Pond lakefront property had become so fed up over the rowdiness and noise on the weekends that 23 of them signed a petition complaining about it. Selectmen, however, opted to let Schofield deal with the issue, rather than take it to the next level and hold a formal hearing, possibly leading to a $250 fine. “Our goal isn’t just to give
someone a $250 fine, our goal, I would hope, is to be able to reside amongst one another with a high level of stability and a high level of quality of life,” Schofield said. It is precisely those quality of life issues, not criminal behavior, that Schofield believes leads to many neighborhood complaints. “I get concerned that people are maybe a little too quick to call the police to resolve
(a complaint about a neighbor) when it’s really a quality of life issue, needing a neighborhood conversation about how their noise, habits or lifestyles are affecting one another,” he said. At Thompson Road, he encouraged Roth and other Thompson Road residents to agree on rules of conduct, akin to forming a road association. Schofield said the Disorderly House Ordinance only works when police are able to substan-
Top firefighter humbled by honor By Dawn De Busk Staff Writer CASCO – Lonney Girard did not grow up in a family in which his father was a fireman. Nor did Girard join the fire department when he was fresh out of high school or college. It was only two years ago, that his family rallied around him in his decision to become a firefighter. His family was equally delighted as they had been supportive when Girard was named Casco Firefighter of the Year 2012. “They are pretty proud of me. When I got the award, they were proud of me. Now my 13-year-old (daughter) wants to become a junior firefighter. My whole family is proud of what I’ve accomplished is a short time,” he said. Girard described receiving the award at a banquet in March as “proud I was recognized for the work. It was also very humbling.” He wanted to give a big shout-out for his wife Amie. “Without her beside me through all this there was no
way I could do it. I would be half the man without her. This firefighter of the year thing, she deserves credit.” There are always time-management adjustments when someone takes on an extra job, or extra volunteer work. So, spousal support helped with the transition that happened two years ago, he said. “I no fire experience prior to that,” he said. “A couple of things led me into firefighting. I do ATV safety for (The Maine Department of) Inland Fisheries (and Wildlife.) I am a state certified ATV safety instructor. That just dovetailed into doing instruction for the ATV club, and some of those guys were on the fire department and liked it,” he explained. “Secondly, my brother, Kerry’s house in Bridgton had burnt the week before Christmas. Those two things are what drove me to become a firefighter. Also, it’s a good way to give back and help out the community if you have time.” So, the reason behind makFIREMAN, Page A
By Lisa Williams Ackley Staff Writer FRYEBURG — Local school district officials here discussed the implications brought about by a new state law that restricts the use of physical restraint and seclusion of students and how the new rules affect employees — in particular school bus drivers. It was the occasion of the first reading of School Administrative District 72’s
policy on the “Use of Physical Restraint and Seclusion” at the school board’s meeting on June 20, when the policy and its potential legal ramifications first came to light. “This is major re-write (of a policy currently in place),” Superintendent of Schools Gary MacDonald told the SAD 72 Board of Directors. “In April, the Legislature passed a law to drastically change the use of seclusion” and how physical
tiate complaints by neighbors. A written warning from police is only sent to a landlord under the ordinance if police find evidence of at least two substantiated complaints of disorderliness within a 60-day period. If the complaint is unsubstantiated, it doesn’t count. Police must assess, in other words, whether the person complaining has a right to complain, given the time of day and other CHIEF, Page A
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PROUD ACHIEVEMENT — Lonney Girard said his family is proud that he received the Casco Firefighter of the Year 2012 award, especially since he has served with the fire department for only two years. Pictured in front of Engine No. 14 at Casco Fire and Rescue Department Company Two is the Girard family: Kassandra, 16, Amie, Lonney, 41, and Elizabeth, 13. (De Busk Photo)
New restraint policy could be touchy issue restraint may be employed, he said. “The Maine Department of Education has not yet put out their rules, so to speak,” the superintendent said, “but we have been strongly urged by our legal counsel and the Maine School Management Association to get a policy into place quickly.” Nancy Hall, SAD 72’s Special Services director, who is retiring this month, said at the
June 20 school board meeting, restrict students in any way,” “It is a major change brought Hall stated. “This is for all stuabout by some parent advocacy dents in a student environment. groups.” RESTRAINT, Page A Hall has been attending seminars and workshops regarding the new state law on the use of physical restraint and secluEstablished 1870 sion, on behalf of SAD 72, P.O. Box 244, 118 Main St. MacDonald explained. Bridgton, ME 04009 “We are having our staff 207-647-2851 trained in de-escalation techFax: 207-647-5001 niques,” said Hall. “For the most part, we can’t firstname.lastname@example.org
By Dawn De Busk Staff Writer NAPLES — As per contract, bridge de-construction crews provided a passable channel for boaters on the Tuesday before Memorial Day weekend. In less than three days, that part of the old bridge was removed and the waterway under the new bridge opened wide — and tall. Since then, water recreationalists have been taking advantage of the no-hassle travel along the channel between Long Lake and Brandy Pond. During the week of the Fourth of July, even more people will pass under the Bay of Naples Bridge. For many, it will be the first time. At the same time, thousands of vehicles will pass over the new bridge on or around Independence Day. The Bay of Naples Bridge was designed and built to serve a two-fold purpose — expediting traffic over it and allowing a fluid flow of the boaters and water recreationalists under it, according to the state employee who designed the concrete arch bridge that has an 80-foot-long span. Maine Department of Transportation (MDOT) Design Engineer Jeff Folsom comWATERWAY, Page A
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West fires: Long road to recovery Editor’s Note: Allen Crabtree of Sebago is a volunteer with Public Affairs of the Southern Maine Chapter of the American Red Cross. He filed this report on Saturday, June 30 regarding the wild fires in Colorado.
By Allen Crabtree Special to The News COLORADO — The High Park Fire was leaping from tree to tree on the ridges above Roger and Becky Lunsford’s Columbine Lodge when Poudre Park Fire Chief Carl Sulley pulled into their parking lot with evacuation orders. “Get everyone out now!” Chief Sulley shouted. “You don’t have much time!” “As soon as we get Gary loaded into the cars, we’re out of here, Sulley!” replied Roger. Roger and Becky were gathering friends, tenants, campers, and neighbors into a convoy of cars to evacuate. Gary is a handicapped veteran living in the area that couldn’t evacuate on his own, and Roger and Becky had helped him to the convoy of cars. With Roger and Becky leading the convoy they fled down the Cache La Poudre River canyon through a gauntlet of fire to safety at a Red Cross shelter in Loveland, Colo. The High Park Fire was reportedly sparked by a lightning strike near Paradise Park, and before it was brought under control, it raged up and down the canyons west and north of Loveland as one of Colorado’s most destructive wildfires. Thousands of residents were evacuated, and many, like the Lunsford’s and their neighbors, sought refuge from the flames in Red Cross shelters set up on the Front Range. When it was safe to do so, residents were allowed back into the canyon to see what had happened to their homes and businesses. “We were lucky in one sense,” Becky said. “The fire missed our Lodge, but it has driven away our customers. Who wants to camp on the river when everything is all black and burnt? Our business may not survive! I don’t know where to turn next!” The summer season is the busy time for Columbine Lodge and Becky depends on it to carry the business through the rest of the year. Columbine Lodge is one of the small businesses, which were spared direct loss from the fires, but is still a victim nonetheless. By reaching out to help their neighbors during the fire, Roger
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By Allen Crabtree Special to The News COLORADO — “The High Park fire destroyed our home here in Spring Valley,” said Helene Bainer. “It taught us a tough lesson about how we thought we were prepared for a disaster like this, but really weren’t.” They could see the wildfire on Buck Horn Mountain near their home. Kevin Bainer rode his motorcycle to the ridge and breathed a sigh of relief when he saw that the fire was moving away from them. Their house is in a lush, green valley in the middle of the forest. They are very fire-conscious and before the fire they had done much to prepare for wildfire. The Bainers had mowed the grass and removed trees close to the home, including trees with branches close to the ground (i.e. - ladder-fuel), in order to create a recommended firesafe zone around their home.
Further, their home had cement siding and cement shingles on the roof. As added insurance they had a water pump and 250 feet of 2-inch fire hose to draw water from their farm pond, and as the fire raged on Buck Horn Mountain they thoroughly doused everything around their home. The reverse 9-1-1 telephone call came around 2:00 p.m. on June 9 warning them of imminent danger from the wildfire, but Helene and Kevin were not too concerned. At 5:30 p.m., the County Sheriff knocked on their door with a mandatory evacuation order. The Rainers showered and packed three days of clothes and around 7 p.m. unhurriedly drove their two cars up the canyon, fully expecting to return to their home when the fire had passed. “When we were allowed back down the canyon on Monday morning we found our home and the cabin next to it burned
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SCORCHED — (Above) One can easily see where fire had blackened acres of forest and where firefighters were finally able to extinguish flameds. (Right) Helene Bainer makes good use of clean-up tools including a sifter provided by the American Red Cross as she begins the monumental task of recovering treasured items from the rubble of their wildfire-destroyed home. Helene and Kevin Bainer lost their home and all its contents in the High Park Fire. (Photos by Allen Crabtree/American Red Cross Volunteer)
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nately, that these alone were not enough and they should have also prepared and implemented a disaster evacuation plan to save much of their property. Firefighter Jeff Elsner from the Rist Valley Volunteer Fire Department recommended that every household be prepared for FIRES, Page A
AT A LOSS — American Red Cross worker Sara Kennedy comforts Poudre Park resident Becky Lunsford. The Lunsford’s own the Columbine Lodge on the banks of the Cache La Poudre River. In the face of the fast-moving High Park Fire, they courageously assembled a convoy of friends and neighbors and evacuated them to safety at a Red Cross shelter. Now that they have been able to return to their property, they were pleased to find it intact, but they are now worried that their business will not survive with no customers and tenants during this, their usual busy summer season. (Photo by Allen Crabtree/American Red Cross)
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Protecting prehistoric sites in the Lake Region area By Gail Geraghty Staff Writer Bridgton’s Comprehensive Plan Committee faces a conundrum as it looks at updating the section on the town’s seven identified prehistoric archeological sites. If the town wants to protect and preserve the sites — one of which uncovered 9,000-year-old stone artifacts, some of the earliest found anywhere in Maine so far — the town needs to know precisely where they are located. But if the Maine Historic Preservation Commission releases that information to the town, it becomes a public document — accessible to anyone who requests that information from the town. Stated another way, the State’s Right to Know law grants the MHPC the right to confidentiality about the location of archeological sites, unless the information is to be used for research purposes. The MHPC won’t tell just anybody, even town government
officials, because once the town knows, the public has the right to know. But if the town doesn’t know, how can it plan to protect its archeological heritage? The Catch-22 was discussed at some length at the last selectmen’s meeting, when CPC member Glen “Bear” Zaidman told the board about the problems he was encountering getting clear answers regarding the identified prehistoric sites from the MHPC. A long, long time gone by The first people known to inhabit Maine, called Paleoindians by archaeologists, moved here about 11,000 years ago when the glaciers receded. Between 10,000 and 3,000 years ago, as tree covers took over, these inhabitants mostly lived and traveled along lakes, waterways and coastal areas until 500 years ago, when the arrival of the first European settlers, with their written language, marked the end of the “prehistoric” archeological era.
Nearly 99% of the identified prehistoric archeological sites in Maine are located along river or stream banks. There are about 6,000 sites in Maine’s prehistoric archaeological survey inventory, the majority of which are sites that are shallowly buried on till, sand, gravel or silt soils within 1.5 feet of the surface. Town Manager Mitch Berkowitz said some towns take the position that the best protection against vandalism or destruction of prehistoric archeological sites is to simply stay silent about them, at least in an official sense. Listing their location with any specificity in the comprehensive plan invites potential relic hunters to dig for stone tools, arrowheads, pottery, skeletal or other evidence of human habitation predating written history. The cautious, silent approach is also often favored by towns, when it comes to disclosing more recent archeological sites dating back to the first settlers. The conun-
drum is summed up this way, in Bridgton’s 2004 Comprehensive Plan: “One threat to historic and archaeological resources is simply that their significance, and sometimes even their existence, is unknown. Development, redevelopment, or the failure to maintain these sites can diminish or destroy these resources. On the other hand, widespread public knowledge of archaeological sites can increase the likelihood that they will be disturbed or vandalized. The appearance of development adjacent to an historic building or site has a significant impact. Incompatible design can destroy the visual effect of a nearby historic building and greatly reduce its value.” Law says: keep it confidential Maine’s Right to Know Law handbook, available online, states that MHPC-identified sites are exempt from Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) disclosure, “In order to protect the site from unlawful excavation or
(Continued from Page A) factors. “If the music is loud, but it’s the middle of the afternoon, people should be a little more understanding or patient with that,” he said. Over a recent two-week period, Schofield said police received three or four complaints from a Fowler Street resident about tenants that lived next door. In all of the complaints, police determined the behavior wasn’t serious enough to be considered disorderly, either under the civil ordinance or under the criminal definition of disorderly conduct. “I firmly believe that some of these neighborhood quality of life issues should be dealt with on a person-to-person level,” he said. Instead, the complaining neighbor turns immediately to the police to be the mediator because they’re hesitant to confront the person directly, “for a whole litany of reasons,” Schofield said. The risk of using police resources to mediate disputes, the police chief said, is that the neighbor who is upset could end up looking to police officers “as the boy who cried wolf” if too many of the person’s complaints turn out to be unsubstantiated. “I’m not suggesting for a minute that the Bridgton Police aren’t going to respond,” Schofield said. And the police chief also
recognizes that in certain cases, an attempt an outreach has taken place by the complaining neighbor, yet their appeal has been repeatedly ignored. Then too, a complaining neighbor may have a valid reason to feel threatened by the other neighbor. “It gets tricky. However, after a while, the level of importance or urgency at that address (in the eyes of police officers) could fall down the scale,” Schofield said. So far on the job, Schofield has seen several streets in town, including Walker Street, Fowler Street and Thompson Road, generate a high number of police calls. Asked whether a majority of them were nuisance calls, Schofield said, “I want to be careful about that. What I would refer to them as, are quality of life complaints.” Schofield said it would be difficult, and in some cases not possible, to access records of police calls to specific addresses prior to his arrival in Bridgton. He said it would take time to assemble statistics on types and numbers of calls to specific addresses since his arrival. Along with responding to neighbor-to-neighbor disputes, police also are called upon to intercede when landlords and tenants don’t get along. The police officer’s role in those situations is, again, to respond to the scene and listen to both sides in order to decide whether
any local or state laws have been broken. Whether it’s a tenant accusing the landlord of harassment, or a landlord accusing a tenant of obstructing their access to their property, a police officer must look closely at the question of intent. “A landlord has a right to go on to their property, but they can’t yell, kick and bang around inappropriately. No one ever has a right to behave in a threatening manner,” whether it be the landlord or the tenant, the police chief said. The Bridgton Community Crime Watch Group met in May and decided to tackle the issue of what they say are a couple of “slumlords” in town who are not keeping their rental properties up to minimum health and safety code standards. Scholfield noted that police have responded to complaints filed by tenants who claimed they had been harassed by their landlords. One tenant claimed he called her every minute or so for an hour on her cell phone. Schofield also pointed out that in some cases, simple conversation between tenant and landlord result in finding a middle ground. The police chief said after the Bridgton News ran an article detailing the BCCW’s concerns over the problem of substandard housing in Bridgton. Landlord Tony Numberg and his wife, Betty, visited Schofield’s office
bearing a 2010 letter from the Bridgton Police that issued a previous warning over a disorderly house. “He said he immediately had a meeting with his tenants to rectify it,” Schofield said. “That’s just an example of how the process is supposed to work.” Schofield has no opinion on whether the town needs a substandard housing ordinance, as the BCCW believes, to police the condition of rental properties in town. “That’s really more of a code enforcement issue,” Schofield said. Asked to comment on the BCCW’s stance that there is a connection between substandard rental housing and the type of tenant that tends to rent such housing, Schofield said, “I don’t think it’s a police matter. We’re not trained to enforce building codes, or even recognize violations, unless, obviously, if there’s wires hanging down or sparks flying out.” Schofield said he has fielded many calls since the article ran in the News, and said he hopes neighbors will attempt to mediate disputes over “quality of life” issues by talking to one another before automatically calling the police. Next week: A landlord talks responds to criticisms launched by neighbors and a local group regarding his rental units.
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precise location of number 22.5 is not noted here, in order to protect it, however town officials may receive information on its location from the MHPC at the time protection measures are proposed. Sites that need further survey, inventory, and analysis are Bear River, the shorelines of Moose Pond, Highland Lake, and Long Lake, as well as other smaller brooks and ponds. With the exception of some of site 12.63 on Peabody Pond, the town has not been surveyed by a prehistoric archaeologist.”
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Fires: Lessons learned (Continued from Page A) the potential for a devastating wildfire. In addition to maintaining a fire-safe zone around their home, he said “Plan on where you will go if you have to evacuate. Make arrangements for your pets and elderly family members. Go through your home and develop a plan on what to bring with you when you leave your home.” He advised sorting items into Priority 1, 2, and 3 categories. If there is a 30 minute notice to evacuate, then take Priority 1 items with you. These might include important papers, prescriptions, records, irreplaceable family keepsakes. If there is a longer lead time then also take Priority 2 and 3 items. Elsner emphasized “Don’t wait until the sheriff knocks on your door with an evacuation order – do your evacuation planning now!” Firefighter Elsner’s advice mirror disaster preparedness recommendations that the American Red Cross urges for everyone. Everyone who lives in the urban/suburban-forest interface is a potential wildfire victim and should have a family evacuation plan. In other parts of the country, the natural disaster might be flooding, tornadoes, or hurricanes that could force a family to evacuate. A clear and simple evacuation plan applies there as well. Lessons learned In the aftermath of the High Park Fire Helene and Kevin Bainer are sifting through the ashes in the cellar hole of their home with clean up tools that the Red Cross has provided. Helene is looking for her mother’s jewelry, silverware, china, and any of the family memories that may or may not have survived the intense heat of the fire. An antique music box, Kevin’s collection of guns and his guitar – these are all gone. “Thankfully no one was hurt. Things can be replaced,” said Kevin. “We will rebuild and we will do more to make our new home even more fire-safe.” Helene added, “The Red Cross has been very helpful, but we know that we are responsible for having our own evacuation plan. If we have to go through this again, I guarantee that we will be better prepared. We need to realize that if we have to evacuate again it might be for good. Anything we leave behind might be lost.”
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Restraint policy could be touchy situation for schools (Continued from Page A) It affects the kinds of things we used to do. We need to move a child quickly, if they are in distress, and if they are knocking things down in a classroom, we are not allowed to touch them — you need to document the reasons, any time you put your hands (in a position) to restrict movement or use restraint.” Specifically, the SAD 72 policy on the “Use of Physical Restraint and Seclusion” states, “The MSAD #72 School Board has adopted this policy and the accompanying procedures to implement the standards for use of physical restraint and seclusion with students, as required by state law and regulations, and to support a safe school environment. Physical restraint and seclusion, as defined by this policy, may only be used as an emergency intervention when the behavior of a student presents an imminent risk of injury or harm to the student or others.” A policy entitled “Procedures on Physical Restraint and Seclusion” also received a first reading on June 20. SAD 72 policies are formally adopted, upon the second reading. The revised state law on the use of physical restraint and seclusion of students requires a school district to have an adequate number of staff trained and certified in a training program approved by the Maine
Department of Education. The SAD 72 Procedures policy for physical restraint and seclusion states, “If untrained staff have intervened and initiated a physical restraint in an emergency, trained staff must be summoned to the scene to assume control of the situation if the emergency continues.” The policy lists permitted uses of physical restraint: “1. Physical restraint may be used only as an emergency intervention when the behavior of a student presents imminent risk of injury or harm to the student or others, and only after less intrusive interventions have failed or been deemed inappropriate. 2. Physical restraint may be used to move a student only if the need for movement outweighs the risks involved in such movement. 3. Prescribed medications, harnesses, and other assistive or protective devices may be used as permitted by (Rule Chapter 33). 4. Parents may be requested to provide assistance at any time.” Prohibited forms of physical restraint, according to the procedures policy, include: • punitive purposes; as a therapeutic or educational intervention; for staff convenience; or to control challenging behavior. • using it solely to prevent property destruction or disruption of the environment in the absence of imminent risk or injury.
By Lisa Williams Ackley Staff Writer FRYEBURG — The Town of Fryeburg has fined a Pennsylvania couple $5,000 for building an addition on their waterfront property within the shoreland zone of Kezar Pond. According to Code Enforcement Officer Katie Haley, Kenneth and Candra Goddu were fined and also ordered to “tear down a por-
tion” of the addition to their Kezar Pond cottage. Apartment building owner notification CEO Haley also sent a letter out last month to Albert Labonte of Fryeburg regarding an apartment building he owns at 10 Smith Street informing him that it was not to have been occupied until certain repairs had been made and asking for his immediate voluntary compliance to
• if it restricts free movement of a student’s diaphragm or chest, or that restricts the airway so as to interrupt normal breathing or speech (restraintrelated asphyxia). • anything that relies on pain for control, including but not limited to joint hyperextension, excessive force, unsupported take-downs (e.g. tackles), the use of any physical structure (e.g. wall, railing or post), punching and hitting.” The policy states that “aversive procedures, mechanical restraints and chemical restraints” are prohibited, as well. As to monitoring a student in physical restraint, the policy states, “At least two adults must be present at all times when physical restraint is used except when, for safety reasons, waiting for a second adult to arrive is precluded by the particular circumstances,” and “the student must be continuously monitored until he/she no longer presents an imminent risk of injury or harm to him-herself or others.” Hall said staff must make “important decision on when is it (a situation) a safety issue.” “This is very, very tight protocol, to make sure restraint is carefully used,” said Hall. “Again, there are very tight restrictions on what we can and can’t do. It’s really not about students in behavioral environ-
ments — it’s about all students in a student environment.” One school board member asked the superintendent, “Is this (policy) taking away tools for us (to use)?” Supt. MacDonald explained, saying any restraint incidents involving students must be documented in writing. “We have to have people in all of the schools trained — certified — that’s a cost and that’s a different situation, particularly because you have to have four people trained by (the time school starts in) September,” MacDonald stated. “I understand the intent (of the law), as there have been some situations of abuse — not in this district — but we spoke of it in our recent administrators’ meeting — the difficulty of finding people right now to be trained (as school is out for the summer).” Hall said two staff members are required during a situation where physical restraint is used that includes “one with eyes on and documenting.” “Parents are always contacted,” Hall said. SAD 72 Director John Carter, of Lovell, said he views the policy on physical restraint and seclusion with “total negativity.” Cater said that after reading the policy and the procedure to be used, he believes “the only safe thing for a school employ-
ee to do is call the police” who are not subject to the regulations of the policy. “I’m concerned,” Carter said. “Most people ask, ‘What can I do?’ I think we should focus on some sort of protocol to follow, so we don’t leave someone (like a school district employee) hanging out there.” “It has been strongly recommended by our legal counsel that the policy not be changed in any way,” the superintendent told Carter. “I’m not suggesting we change this,” Carter replied. One example Hall gave an example of what constitutes physical restraint of a student and what doesn’t. “A hands-on restriction of bodily movement has to be to prevent that child from injuring himself or someone else,” said Hall. “If you grab the student’s hand — that’s not restraint. Yet, if you’re holding their hand and they begin to resist — that’s restraint. You do have the obligation to fill out a report — even if it were only holding their hand.” “If a student is tearing things apart from a room,” Hall said, “unless that child is in harm’s way — what the law is saying is, ‘You can’t stop that child — if you do, that’s illegal.” “Then, we should seriously consider putting cameras in school buses so they record exactly what happens,” Carter
said. “It would not be beyond our financial ability to install cameras in each bus and protect the bus driver who has a greater responsibility of watching where he’s going so he doesn’t drive off the road and injure 43 kids.” “I think we ought to be careful about overreacting to the (physical restraint and seclusion) law,” the superintendent cautioned. “I do hear what you’re saying, John, but I think we need to play it out.” “After you have been put at the receiving end of parental wrath,” stated Carter. Supt. MacDonald said it is “highly probable” that administrators “will be back next fall or winter with a revised version” of the policy on physical restraint and seclusion. “The focus is not just on reaction, but on de-escalation — how you stop it before it gets to that level,” said Hall. Saying he hoped to put “a positive spin” on the subject of physical restraint and seclusion, Denmark Elementary School Principal Mark Schrader said, “This (policy) pertains to a small percentage of kids — we’re not talking about an every day occurrence.” “It is the law, and we have to follow it,” SAD 72 School Board Chairman Patricia White said. “To me, this is a little bit of overkill, but we have to follow it.”
resolve the matter. “It has recently come to my attention that all of the apartments within the building located at 10 Smith Street are occupied,” Haley said, in her letter to Labonte dated June 18, 2012. “As you may recall from our numerous conversations and correspondence in the fall of 2008, this building was to remain unoccupied until certain repairs and changes to life safety elements were made and an inspection was completed.” Haley went on to remind Labonte that she completed an inspection of the property at 10 Smith Street on Oct. 8, 2008 and followed up with two notices of violations to him — one on Oct comes highly recommended,” 9, 2008 and the other on Oct. 28,
2008. “We spoke on Oct. 29, 2008 and my notes stated there were no occupants at that point in time and that you planned to address the deficiencies in the hand rails and guards, the smoke detectors and the egress windows and would schedule an inspection prior to occupying the building again,” said Haley. “It was agreed that this would be a suitable plan of correction. You were also required to move the oil tank to an appropriate location by May 15, 2009 which still hasn’t been completed.” The code enforcement officer concluded the letter by telling Labonte, “I would appreciate your voluntary compliance in moving the oil tank to an
appropriate location and scheduling an inspection of the structure to be assured that no serious life safety hazards exist and that the apartments occupied meet the plan of correction that we had
discussed.” Haley asked Labonte to contact her within 10 days of his receipt of her letter dated June 18, 2012, in order to schedule the required inspection.
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said MacDonald. “He’s very enthusiastic,” Principal Robbins said June 20. “He spent the past three days here with another member of the Eighth Grade Team and he hit the ground running.” Prior to teaching in Cape Elizabeth, Ney was a Social Studies intern for grade seven at King Middle School in Portland, a U.S. History intern for grades 11 and 12 at Deering High School in Portland and a Special Services Ed Tech III at Thornton Academy in Saco. Ney earned a bachelor of arts degree at Stonehill College in North Easton, Mass., and did coursework at the National SAD 72, Page A
By Lisa Williams Ackley Staff Writer FRYEBURG — A new eighth grade Social Studies teacher will be welcomed at Molly Ockett Middle School, this fall. Dylan Ney, who most recently taught Social Studies and Science to students in grades six through eight at Cape Elizabeth Middle School, was unanimously approved by the School Administrative District 72 Board of Directors, at their meeting June 20. SAD 72 Superintendent of Schools Gary MacDonald said MOMS Principal Jay Robbins did extensive vetting of Ney. “Dylan has great enthusiasm, great references and
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By Dawn De Busk Staff Writer NAPLES – Tough-and-tumble boys probably don’t come to mind to customers who enter a quaint gift shop on the Naples Causeway. The teeny tiny building on the corner of Route 302 and 114 looks more like a cottage than a store. Still, its contents catch the eye and appeal to women’s summertime tastes. In fact, most merchandise was sold out before Labor Day last year. “The store is chalk full for the moment. We have a balance of the bauble and the bling, and some true simplicity pieces,” gift shop owner Laura Jordan said on Sunday. Behind Jordan’s creative mind and merchandize savvy are her two sons. In fact, the name of the store, Willo’s, is a combination of the nicknames for 15-year-old Owen (who is called O) and his younger brother William, or Will, 12. “Now that I am heading out
LAURA JORDAN is flanked by some of the merchandise in her store Willo’s on the Naples Causeway. (De Busk Photo) and doing my girlie thing, all three of my boys are doing their outdoor thing,” Jordan said, admitting she includes her husband Bob as “my three boys.”
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SAD 72 hires new teachers (Continued from Page A) University of Ireland at Galway. He holds a certification in Grades 7 through 12 Social Studies from the University of Southern Maine in Portland. Certifications from the Maine Department of Education held by Ney include: Transitional Special Education K-8 (July 2012); Provisional 200, Social Studies 7-12; Education Tech I, II and III; and No Child Left Behind. Ney has been an indoor track coach, a Prom Project volunteer, outdoor track coach, ski club coordinator, United Way volunteer, a Big Brothers-Big Sister volunteer, field trip volunteer and has traveled internationally. Probationary teachers approved — Supt. MacDonald explained that this fall there will be five teachers going from first year to second year probationary status and three teachers going from second year probationary third year continuing status. Second year probationary teachers are: Brianne McInnis a grade 4/5 teacher at New Suncook School in Lovell; Carolyn Myers a Science teacher
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at Molly Ockett Middle School; Jeanine Nadeau a grade one teacher at Brownfield-Denmark School; Claire Varner a Social Studies teacher at Molly Ockett Middle School; and Pamela Watson a Kindergarten teacher at the Brownfield-Denmark School. First year continuing teachers for 2012-13 include: Kimberly Farr an Art teacher at Molly Ockett Middle School; Kayla Marston, Guidance FTE .8 at C.A. Snow School; and Brandi Thompson, Guidance FTE .8 at the Brownfield-Denmark School. “Starting this year (201213), new hires will have to go three years” on a probationary status, before they receive “continuing” status as a teacher, MacDonald said. “The five teachers going on to second year probationary status would next year be going on to continuing (contract). People hired this year would have three years probationary (status) and the fourth year continuing. The reason being for this is nonrenewal takes just cause, where with a probationary teacher you say, ‘Thanks for your service, we’ve decided to move in a dif-
ferent direction.’” SAD 72 Director Kathiann Shorey, of Sweden, asked the difference between a “probationary” teacher and a “provisional” one. Supt. MacDonald explained that a “probationary teacher” is a contract status, while “provisional” is a teacher certification status. Shorey asked the superintendent, “So, he’s (Ney) provisional?” “Yes,” MacDonald replied. Two SAD 72 teaching positions still vacant, according to MacDonald, are a Science teacher and an English and Language Arts teacher, both at MOMS. The SAD 72 Board of Directors also approved giving the superintendent of schools authorization to hire new staff prior over the summer and prior to the board’s next meeting in August, at which time they would consider final approval of those positions.
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bill; and the CRC has provided the community with many fundraisers to reach that goal. “The Causeway Restoration Committee was pretty active once we got the plans. They made a few adjustments; but, those were for the better,” Folsom said. “I am really pleased, really happy, to have been a part of it,” Folsom said. During the six weeks since the bridge opened — in the peripheral of the people passing in their vehicles, demolition crews with Wyman and Simpson have continued to remove pieces of the old bridge. On Wednesday (June 27) a colossal chunk of green metal sat in an industrial-sized garbage bin. For two weeks, the counterweight to the swing bridge had proven difficult to budge. On Wednesday, the crew unearthed it, according to Maine Department of Transportation Resident Engineer Craig Hurd. “The concrete in between the girders” made the bridge piece more difficult to remove, Hurd said. The piece — that was staged to leave Naples on Friday — was part of the superstructure of the bridge, he said. “Basically, when you are removing an old bridge, some pieces come out harder than others,” he said. “They had to spend longer to break it apart,” he said. This week, crews will take only the state holiday off, and resume work the remainder of the week, because only a few pieces, including the abutments and the turntable of the 1954 bridge, remain, Hurd said. Local resident and businesswoman Carmen Caron was the person who won the ribbon-cutting day raffle, and rode in the last vehicle to drive over the old bridge. “I was thinking, ‘I am glad this is my final ride over the bridge. I won’t be waiting on either side of it,’ ” said Caron. As the owner of New England Electric, located along Route 114, a fixed bridge is the answer to a summer time problem: traffic back-ups, Caron said. “For me personally being in business, I would look at my watch and think, ‘It is 10 a.m. I cannot go to the mail right now because of bridge opening,’” she said.
“Employees were always late. They were stuck on the other side of the bridge,” Caron said. “I am just one business in town. Just think of all the businesses tied up on one side of the bridge or another during the summer months. For example, P&K (Sand & Gravel) with a load of cement waiting 30 minutes,” she explained. Her husband, Selectman Bob Caron Sr. drove the vintage vehicle over the bridge — one last time. Bob served on the CRC. “When we drove across the old bridge (on May 18) Bob and I were on the same wavelength. I said, ‘Look what they’ve done down here, it’s absolutely beautiful. ’ ” she said. “I am not going to miss the old swing bridge at all,” Caron said.
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(Continued from Page A) mented recently on how the new bridge creates convenience for water travelers. “I think, overall, for your average boater that situation is much improved. No waiting for the thing to open. It is a lot more free-flowing than it had been,” Folsom said during a phone interview on Thursday. “We were shooting for 12½ feet clearance, which accommodates most boat traffic. Your pontoon boats, your party boats can pass under. Horizontally, there is more room,” he said, adding the old bridge had no clearance unless it swung open. “What we have now is the best possible solution for a fixed bridge,” he said. Folsom said he attended the ribbon-cutting ceremony in May; and while he was visiting Naples, he struck up a conversation with Dan Allen. Folsom knew Allen from the once weekly Causeway Restoration Committee (CRC) meetings. “He agreed we achieved pretty much what we were going for: the boating clearance, both horizontally and vertically,” Folsom said. In early June, Allen, the owner of Causeway Marina, reported that his customers who rent slips have been pleased with the new bridge — with the improved water travel, and also with the aesthetics as they pass below the bridge. Folsom, too, commented that he was impressed when he actually laid eyes on the Bay of Naples Bridge. “It is always great to see something go from what you put on paper to in the real world,” Folsom said of his impressions of the concrete arch bridge. “I thought Wyman and Simpson did an excellent job,” he said. Wyman and Simpson Inc., was awarded the job as the general contractor for the MDOT project, in September 2010. Construction on the bridge itself ramped up in mid-September 2011, after the swing bridge was closed, allowing work to be completed immediately north of the old bridge. “Our guys out in the field, Craig and the staff, did a good job out there,” Folsom said. The MDOT project to replace the bridge and revamp the Causeway currently costs $9.2 million. The Town of Naples will be responsible for $405,000 of the
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Profile: Willo’s (Continued from Page A) board this summer while mom’s seasonal shop keeps her occupied and enthusiastic. “This is a great creative outlet for me,” she said. Jordan, a resident of northern Massachusetts, once made a living designing the window displays at Barney’s department stores. Last spring, when the opportunity arose to lease a building next to Rick’s Café on the Causeway, Jordan got encouragement from her longtime friend and local business woman Kirsten Hewes. So, Jordan threw her creative talents into repainting the building so it blended in with and complemented its surroundings. “Kirsten was been a huge inspiration. She does the business piece. I am more creative. We have been giving each other support and ideas. It has been fun,” Jordan said. “Because both of us have seasonal businesses, we sat on the ice this past winter, and came up with our summer plans,” she said. Also, in January, the two women attended a merchandise fair in New York City – setting their sights on items that promised to thrill and sell. “That was a fun trip, talk about widening your search. We went to SoHo, and got beautiful sterling silver rings,” she said. Willo’s will sell “a fern leaf ring that wraps around your finger. It is both simple and beautiful,” she said. “We brought back favorites like the bathing suit cover ups. Those were fabulous. We will have the bling bracelets that everybody loved, too,” Jordan said. “I handpicked every single thing. I had it all set up on my kitchen table and just looked at it all together, and couldn’t wait to display it all in the store,” she said. Jordan is equally excited about the mix of employees at Willo’s. Both college students and 40-something women who want a seasonal gig will greet customers during the next three months. “There were a lot of repeat customers last year. Everybody gravitates toward something different,” she said. One of the non-wearable items sold at Willo’s were created by a family friend. The artist based in Kennebunk “writes in sand,
INTERESTING FINDS can be had at the new Willo’s located off the Naples Causeway near Rick’s Cafe. photographs it, and frames it,” she said. One of the pieces of art has a personal story behind it. Years ago, Jordan picked up her son from a week at summer camp. When she asked if he was worn out from all the activity, the boy responded, ‘My mind hasn’t told me yet.’ “It was so profound – being tired was least of his concerns,” she said. That spontaneous statement ‘My mind hasn’t told me yet’ is among those words written in the sand and framed – just waiting to adorn the walls of someone’s home. Do men shop at Willo’s? Not unless he is hunting for the perfect gift for a female friend or family member. “There is nothing for men in the store. But, we have two chairs so they can sit outside, and that worked nicely,” Jordan said.
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Joanna Moore from CrossWalk Community Outreach in Naples said she was disappointed that federal funding for Maine soup kitchens and food pantries had been cut last year. Last week, she was relieved to hear that at least some of the funding is being restored. “I cannot tell you just how astounded I was to hear that our voices were heard in Washington. When news hit last year that funding had been completely cut from six counties in Maine, including Cumberland County, and that we would be losing all this federal funding, we were feeling quite discouraged,” Moore said. “We didn’t understand the full implications of this cut until in the fall of 2011 the demand for free, nutritious meals and food boxes steadily rose over 40%, and would continue on that trend throughout all of 2012. We were caught in a dilemma.” U.S. Congresswoman Chellie
Pingree said last week that soup kitchens and food pantries in southern Maine will be getting some lost federal funding restored. Pingree said federal officials have agreed to dip into some unspent funds to help organizations in Cumberland County meet a growing demand for their services. Last summer, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) changed the way they distributed funding for food and shelter programs, resulting in a complete loss of funding for a number of Maine counties, including Cumberland County. FEMA adopted a funding formula that favors urban areas over rural communities. “The formula FEMA is using just isn’t fair to Maine,” Pingree said. “We lost nearly 60% of our funding, while the rest of New England saw much, much smaller cuts. Shelters and food pantries are struggling right now
and this was not the time to pull the rug out from under them.” Pingree and Congressman Mike Michaud wrote to FEMA last year protesting the change in formula and the funding cuts, and asking FEMA to allocate funding that was “unallocated” — mostly money that was turned back to FEMA because the organizations that had received it were not in compliance with federal standards. Recently, FEMA agreed to release $93,000 of unallocated funds to Cumberland County. Mark Swann, executive director of the Preble Street Resource Center in Portland, said they lost about $30,000 in FEMA funding, enough to pay for 50,000 meals. Swann welcomed the news that federal officials had agreed to restore some of the lost funding. “I’ve been doing this for over 20 years and the need now is greater than I’ve ever seen it. Demand is up by about 50% over two years ago and this is the worst possible time to suddenly lose that federal funding. Congresswoman Pingree has
been relentless in pushing FEMA and gave us the idea of going for these unallocated funds, which means at least some of the lost emergency funding is going to be restored,” Swann said. In addition to $93,000 in funding being released to Cumberland County, federal officials said they were sending about $10,000 to Franklin County to help with food and shelter programs there.
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By Lisa Williams Ackley Staff Writer DENMARK — A 19-year-old man from Fryeburg was killed June 29 when the sport utility vehicle (SUV) he was driving on Hio Ridge Road rolled over after it was struck by another vehicle operated by a man from North Carolina, police said. Maine State Police are investigating the accident that occurred late Friday morning in which Dana White was killed when a vehicle driven by 52year-old Michael Reimer, of North Carolina, clipped White’s
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THE COVER — Walt Bannon’s mother, Andree Bannon, survived Hitler and World War II, and Walt has taken three years to collect her memories into a book called The White Pocketbook. Bannon will hold a book signing on Friday, July 6 during the First Friday Reception for the exhibiting artist at Gallery 302 on Main Street, Bridgton, from 5 to 7 p.m.
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By Gail Geraghty Staff Writer A book signing for Walter Bannon’s newest book, The White Pocketbook, will be held on Friday, July 6 during the First Friday Reception for the exhibiting artist at Gallery 302 on Main Street, Bridgton, from 5 to 7 p.m. It’s quite a departure from his earlier book on bottle-digging, Digger Down, and early reviews he’s received are that he has written a powerfully moving and fascinating memoir of a remarkable woman who just happens to be his mother. Imagine finding out that your mother, far from being just another war bride who married an American G.I. stationed in Europe and came to America to start a new life, had a historically-important tale to tell about living under Hitler’s Germany in World War II. A story that could be lost forever, to all his family and the ages, if it isn’t written down. Walter Bannon Jr. imagined it, after his mother Andree Bannon fell and broke her hip the day after she watched her grandson get married in Naples. In the long recovery period that followed in Maine, Walt finally had the chance to find out all the details of her life that he’d
never asked and she’d never revealed. Over the next three years, an unbelievable survival story trickled out about how a young Andree Florin’s early dreams at age 14, kept safe inside a white pocketbook, were shattered when Hitler invaded her hometown in Belgium. Walt always wondered what was behind her mother’s oft-repeated comment, that Hitler “ruined my life.” But after listening to her mother recount her family’s unrelenting daily terror and hunger, as a life of privilege was suddenly ripped away, the anger and unforgiveness behind that statement finally made sense. His book is compelling and suspenseful; and at 186 pages, with its personal and warm writing style, it is an easy read. “We hired an author to help collect her memoirs, and over the following year, I recorded our conversations and searched through thousands of letters and pictures she had relocated to our home here in Bridgton.” said Bannon, who is a teacher, musician and expert on antique bottle collecting. “It has taken three years, but I have compiled what I hope will be a widely read account of a WWII survivor coming out of
the shadows after 70 years.” Bannon said writing the book has changed the way he looks at his mother. “She was always the pillar of strength to me, but after all our time together in Maine, I found a deeply concealed pain from her struggles,” he said. “I discovered notes that revealed her acquaintance with a Belgian war general that Hitler once spoke about, saying, “If I had a son, I would have liked him to be like you.” She knew him, and hated him for turning traitor.
CASCO — Camp Sunshine, a one-of-a-kind national retreat for children with life-threatening illnesses and their families, has received a donation of nearly $40,000 from a pair of national organizations, Hands On Tzedakah (HOT) and the UPS Foundation, to provide two new vans to transport Camp families. Florida-based Hands On Tzedakah (www.handsontzedakah.org), which donated $20,000, focuses its efforts primarily on supporting essential, life-sustaining programs. The UPS Foundation (www.
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historic preservation planning efforts. The MHPC has identified four historic archeological sites — the Kittson Pottery Site (circa 1815–1890) the Keene Machine Shop (20th Century), the American Legion Hall (20th Century) and “Narramissic,” the Peabody-Fitch Farm (18th-19th Century), according to the 2004 Comprehensive Plan. Yet there are certainly other sites dating back to the earliest European settlement of Bridgton, beginning in the 1760s, that could be identified through a professional survey, the plan notes. Not to mention the 10 industrial mill sites along Stevens Brook between Highland Lake and Long Lake that once powered Bridgton’s economy. Prehistory lacking, too, in nearby towns Officials in Bridgton’s neighboring towns face similar challenges in terms of identifying — and knowing how to deal with — their own prehistoric archeological sites. In Raymond, the MHRC has identified a whopping 16 prehistoric archeological sites, all located along the shoreline of Sebago Lake and related drainage areas. The later archeological sites, such as Frye’s Leap and Hawthorne’s Cave, are relatively well known through local sources. But even so, states Raymond’s Comprehensive Plan, “Unfortunately, the importance and location of these sites are unknown by many Raymond residents. One negative consequence of this situation might be the accidental demolition or irreversible alteration of one of the town’s historic and archaeological resources.” With its extensive Saco River frontage, it’s no surprise that in Fryeburg, 25 prehistoric sites have been identified along that well-travelled route for Native Americans in birch-bark canoes. Professional archaeologists, however, have examined only a few of these Saco River sites, according to Fryeburg’s Comprehensive Plan. In the town of Sebago, no prehistoric archeological sites have
been identified for certain, despite all of the Sebago Lake shoreline it contains. Sebago’s Comprehensive Plan states that the MHPC has identified the Northwest River, the shores of Peabody Pond, and the shores and islands of Sebago Lake as areas that “may be sensitive for encountering prehistoric archaeological sites.” Sebago’s plan states that “Under both state and federal law, the exact location of archaeological sites is kept confidential, to limit potential vandalism and looting. However, the state is willing to review development plans in order to advise municipal authorities if a significant or potentially significant site might be affected by the proposal.” The Harrison Comprehensive Plan states that the MHPC “knows of no prehistoric archaeological sites in Harrison,” despite its long Crooked River frontage, as well as inlets and outlets of three lakes. In Lovell, the 1992 Comprehensive Plan states, “The town has one known area of archeological significance. The Maine Historic Preservation Commission is looking into the origins of paintings and other possible artifacts on the north shore of Kezar Lake.” McLaughlin wrote in a May 2010 blog that artifacts found along the lake’s shore date back 4,000 years. He credits the work of the late local amateur archaeologist Helen Leadbetter with doing much to add to the knowledge base of prehistoric archeology not only in Lovell but also in Bridgton and Fryeburg. McLaughlin himself said he found a Labrador chert arrowhead at the Kezar LakeOutlet Bridge that was verified by a MHPC archeologist. He goes on to say, “A lot of archaeological research in this area is confidential. I’ve had to promise to keep it that way in order to learn several things, and that constrains what I can write here, so I’ll only refer to them obliquely. That goes against my nature, but a promise is a promise.”
community.ups.com), which donated $19,500, is UPS’s Corporate Responsibility initiative that directs its financial and non-monetary contributions to organizations that support the changing needs of communities worldwide. HOT initially offered Camp Sunshine (www.Campsunshine. org) a $20,000 matching challenge to which the UPS Foundation responded with $19,500. The donations are designated specifically for purchasing two new camp vans. The vans will allow Camp Sunshine to safely and comfortably shuttle children with life-threatening illnesses and their families between area transportation terminals and the campus in Casco, as well as to transport them to Bridgton Hospital or Maine Medical Center should a child require acute immediate care while at Camp. “Camp Sunshine is extremely grateful for the generosity of these organizations and the opportunity
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to access Camp Sunshine. HOT’s mission is to support programs that fall below the radar screen of traditional funding and collaborate with people and organizations who dedicate themselves to helping others. The organization’s ongoing funding of family transportation has helped Camp Sunshine enhance its accessibility to families from around the nation. “Hands On Tzedakah partners with programs that make a profound difference in the lives of people,” said Ron Gallatin, founder, chairman and CEO of Hands On Tzedakah. “Helping organization’s like Camp Sunshine is why HOT exists.” The UPS Foundation previously donated $15,000 to Camp Sunshine in 2009 for a camp van. Meanwhile, it has supported other efforts, including a recent volunteer outing at Camp. In May, about 30 UPS employees came
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(Continued from Page A) Zaidman said it’s not as easy as calling the MHPC and asking exactly where site 12.63 is located on Peabody Pond, despite the fact that the site number is contained in a public town document. He could not get an answer. Selectmen asked Berkowitz to speak to a MHPC representative, who could perhaps be invited to come meet with the CPC to provide some guidance and direction. One such site is Highland Lake Beach Because there’s been no survey done of the town’s prehistoric archeological sites, the possibility exists that there are some important sites out there that could be lost forever to development. One site was described by archeologist Craig Norman in the Fall 1998 Maine Archaeological Society Bulletin, in an article entitled “Controlled Surface Collection And Artifact Analysis Of The Stevens Brook Site, Presumpscot Watershed.” In a 2010 column he wrote for his online blog, columnist Tom McLaughlin, a former history teacher and amateur archeologist, said Norman’s research came after he “was alerted by reports of local amateurs collecting artifacts.” McLaughlin said Norman wrote that both stone and ceramics were recovered “on the shore of Long Lake, where Stevens Brook enters and forms a sand bar.” Where Bridgton’s families now play, relax and swim, it’s been documented that 7,000 years ago there were humans there chipping stone into tools on the beach, who were much more concerned about simple survival. McLaughlin’s blog also talks about a man who found 9,000-year-old “abrasive stones,” likely polished slate tools, at a site where Mill Pond meets Bear Pond in nearby Waterford. In terms of Bridgton’s early settlement and explorer “archeological sites” of the 18th and 19th Century, the town also lacks a survey by a professional historic archaeologist on which to base
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enjoy riding ATV with their parents. In mid-June, the family spent a Saturday grooming and picking up trash at a trail system in Bridgton. The following Saturday, they focused their efforts on a Casco-based ATV trail system in the Jugtown area. Girard said he is thankful and glad he took on volunteer firefighting. “I drive fire engines, and I am the truck driver pump oper-
ator – that is one of the most fun parts of the job,” he admitted. “I haven’t really saved anyone’s life yet – other than helping get water to fires to put fires out,” he said. “Getting the fire out is the most rewarding,” he said. There is another added benefit. “As a volunteer fireman, you get an extended family. The camaraderie is great. You have a second family at the fire department,” Girard said.
(Continued from Page A) in World War II and he died of a service-related brain tumor at the age of 48. My husband, Francis Keaveney II, served four years in the Marines and was a staff sergeant.” When she saw the notice for Bugles Across America, right after 9/11, Julie decided to contact the organization. “I immediately called,” said Julie. “I have a musical background. I play both the bugle and trumpet, but playing a bugle is more difficult — it takes a tough lip. So, I play a trumpet — it’s what I choose to play for Taps — it has a clearer tone.” Both of Julie’s parents are professional musicians who played with the Portland Symphony Orchestra — her 81-year-old mother, Jo Baker, played the clarinet with the PSO, while her dad, 82-yearold Ray Stevens, played the oboe. “My mother was first chair in the All New England Orchestra, and she taught all the woodwinds, piano and saxaphone,” said Julie. “I played piano for nine years, and I almost attended Juilliard.” Ironically, Julie developed her talent on the trumpet, because her brother had to wear braces. “How I got into playing the trumpet was because my older brother got braces,” said Julie, laughing. “He was really bummed. He said, ‘I love my trumpet!’ I was about nine and I wanted to go to girls’ camp. So I could afford to go, I worked my way through
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powerful programs that make a lasting difference to the global community.” Camp Sunshine has received a coveted four-star rating from Charity Navigator, the nation’s leading independent charity evaluator. The rating placed Camp Sunshine 39th in the country — and first in Maine — out of thousands of charities that were exhaustively analyzed.
PLAYING TAPS — at the 150th anniversary of Taps at Arlington National Cemetery in May was Julie Stevens (pictured) of St. Augustine, Florida and Harrison. Julie is a member of Bugles Across America.
Fireman humbled by honor (Continued from Page A) ing the decision to become a firefighter “is kind of tri-fold for me,” Girard said. One of the most rewarding parts of volunteering for the fire department is “just serving the community. That is one of the three pieces that brought me to be a firefighter, just helping out the community anyway I can,” he said. “I really enjoy community service. That was definitely one of the bigger pieces of it,” he said. “I do love being part of Casco Days as part of the fire department,” he added. Not only does Girard teach safety courses, but also he gets the okay from landowners to create connections between area trail systems. Also, lining up alternate routes, keeps trails in muddier areas from getting torn up or rutted, he said. The Girard family shares a love for ATV riding. The two daughters, Elizabeth, 13, and Kassandra, 16, said they really
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camp for four years playing the trumpet. When that was over, I just put it down and never picked it up again until 2001, when I found out about Bugles Across America.” Julie, who calls herself a “jock,” loved sports and came to a point where she had to decided between playing sports or music. “I’m a jock, and my senior year of high school I ran cross country, track and competed in ski racing,” said Julie, “and I would have had to practice six to seven hours a day.” Julie went on to become a certified ski instructor through the Rocky Mountain Ski Instructors Association from Arapaho Basin and she taught at Copper Mountain. “24 little notes” “Then, these 24 little notes came up to me,” said Julie, referring to Taps. “It took me a good year, to get my lip back,” she said. “It numbs and gets a little shaky. You have to develop the lip, especially when you’re going to play Taps for something so precious as a veteran.” Noting that the original arrangement of Taps was faster than we know it today, Julie said, “The bugle call to Taps was revised in 1862.” It was during the Peninsula Campaign of the Civil War that Taps was written by Major General Daniel Butterfield, Army of the Potomac, with assistance of his bugler, Oliver W. Norton. And so it was that Taps went from being an alternative to Lights Out for military personnel to becoming a solemn tribute to fallen soldiers. Julie explained that the slower version of Taps as it is played today used the same notes as the original but “you hold this one a little longer and other notes a little shorter,” she said. “So, the new rendition of Taps was played for the first time on a hot summer night in 1862. The previous rendition wasn’t calming,” stated Julie. “It took hold, even in to the Confederate Army, and became a mandatory call for
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the U.S. Army, in 1891.” Taps’ sesquicentennial A very special event took place in May at Arlington National Cemetery, where Julie and 187 other buglers celebrated the 150th anniversary of Taps in a most moving way. “We played for the 150th anniversary of Taps on May 19th, when 188 of us from around the United States played at Arlington National Cemetery,” Julie said. “I get goose bumps, just talking about it. We started out in unison playing in the Concert G key and then in the key of B flat. It was held at the old amphitheater where there were 200 seats set up, along with the hundreds of other people who were there in the national cemetery that day. It was beautiful, with 188 of us playing together and then we split up and went to different points in Arlington National Cemetery.” “We each had chosen a specific spot to play Taps individually,” said Julie. “I chose the 1st Marine Division. We all started playing Taps — if they started, you waited — so, for over an hour you could hear Taps being played throughout Arlington National Cemetery. It was so incredible. Oh my God, those 24 little notes — there’s only 24 of them and it is such an honor to be able to play them for our fallen warriors.” Julie’s mother was in attendance with Julie’s husband, Frank, at Arlington National Cemetery. “They were pretty proud,” she said of her parents’ reaction to her taking part in such an historic event. Moments after she played Taps at Arlington National Cemetery, Julie stood in front of the Iwo Jima Memorial chimes for a photograph to be taken. She held her trumpet to her lips, but did not play it. All of a sudden, an elderly military veteran approached her, saying, “Where’s the sound?” “So, I backed up and facing the Memorial, I played Taps for him and the others,” said Julie. “He was an 87-yearold Navy corpsman who had played Taps over 2,000 times in his service as a Navy corpsman. So, I pulled my medal commemorating the 150th anniversary of Taps out of my pocket and I pinned it just below his service bar on his chest and gave him my medal. I told him it was for what he did for our country.” All volunteer All of the over 7,500 individuals who comprise Bugles Across America are volunteers, said Julie. “This is all volunteer,” she said. “Again, I just feel so honored to do this, especially with my family’s military background.” Julie is a property managerconsultant, so she pointed out that she can make her own schedule and find the time to fully participate in Bugles Across America — here in Maine from mid-June through mid-October and also in Florida from midOctober through mid-June. Those who wish to have a bugler from Bugles Across America play at soldier’s funeral can access the website or, if it is within 100 miles of the Lake Region, they may call Julie directly at 904-687-9232. “I want to get the word out there and let people know we’re here — especially, on the 150th, the sesquicentennial,” said Julie. “We will, generally, travel up to about a 100 mile radius.” Said Julie, in conclusion, “They’re 24 little notes that take about a minute to play, but traveling the more than 100 miles each way for our heroes is so worth it!”
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Library welcomes author CASCO — Author Morgan Callan Rogers will be appearing at Casco Public Library on Wednesday, July 11, at 5 p.m. to discuss her new book, Red Ruby Heart in a Cold Blue Sea. Books will be available for purchase and signing. Morgan Callan Rogers grew up in Bath. She spent her summers in a small cottage with her parents and three siblings, exploring the woods and fields with the family dogs, wandering along the rocky shore of the New Meadows River, swimming off the rocks, reading anything she could get her hands on, and writing stories at a rickety table located on a screen porch. She has been, in her lifetime, a librarian, a journalist, an actress, an editor and a teacher. She holds a bachelor’s degree in English and a master’s degree in Creative Writing from the University of Southern Maine. She currently splits her time between her beloved Maine and western South Dakota. She is busy writing another novel. Red Ruby Heart in a Cold Blue Sea is her debut novel.
AUTHOR MORGAN CALLAN ROGERS will be at the Casco Public Library on Wednesday, July 11 to discuss her new book, Red Ruby Heart in a Cold Blue Sea, and autograph the new selection. (Photo by Heather Perry) It was published in Germany as Rubinrotes Herz, Eisblaue See in July 2010, where it won a Reader’s Choice award in general literature. Below is a description of the book. A great summer read and very much in demand! “A captivating debut, introducing a spirited young heroine coming of age in coastal Maine during the early 1960s. When her mother disappears during a weekend trip, Florine Gilham’s idyllic childhood is turned upside down. Until then, she’d been blissfully insulated by the rhythms of family life in AUTHOR, Page B
MINI QUILTS TO BE RAFFLED — The annual Chickadee Quilters Quilt Show is just around the corner. Save the weekend of July 14-15 at Stevens Brook Elementary School. The Chickadee Quilters will hold a unique raffle this year — over 20 mini seasonal quilts will be raffled off. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for tickets or any Chickadee quilt member.
its run in 2007, making this their fifth year. As the classic lineup of John, Paul, George and Ringo was solidified in 1962, 2012 marks the 50th year of Beatles music. The band is calling this the “5/50 Tour.” “Beatles for Sale” is committed to recreating the sounds of the Beatles live in concert. This band delivers a fun and energetic performance complete with original instrumentation and vocal harmonies that are as accurate as possible to the original Beatles recordings. There are no “sampling” or “midi tricks” — everything you hear is performed completely live.
BROWNFIELD — The Celtic Tenors are back! They will be performing all of your favorite Irish tunes on Thursday, Aug. 9 at the Stone Mountain Arts Center in Brownfield at 8 p.m. Tickets are now on sale. The Celtic Tenors are a threeman vocal group that includes Matthew Gilsenan, James Nelson and Daryl Simpson. The trio has been weaving together an eclectic repertoire of Celtic, operatic and popular songs for audiences worldwide since 2000. Their latest CD, “Feels Like Home,” is a 13-song collection that celebrates the uplift-
ing music of Ireland, Scotland, England and Wales, while borrowing a few songs from other cultures along the way. Some of the songs on “Feels Like Home” are traditional and some are contemporary, but all of them serve as a reminder that the world is still a hopeful place. “We were looking for a theme for the new album,” said James Nelson. “It just kind of happened by itself. In almost every one of the songs on this record, you’ll find a very positive and hopeful message. It’s even in the way that we sing. You have people from three very different and distinct cultures singing in TENORS, Page B
C.J. CHENIER will bring his red hot Louisiana band to the Saco River Theatre, formerly the Saco River Grange Hall, in Bar Mills on Saturday, July 14, at 7:30 p.m. A Bayou Buffet is planned for 5:30 p.m. in the Old White Church next to the theatre to enhance this special benefit concert. Admission is $30 for adults, and $25 for students and seniors (65-plus). Add $20 for the buffet. Reservations required for both. Call 929-6472. A recent visitor declares
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PORTLAND — The Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Company and Museum will once again participate in Independence Day festivities along the Eastern Promenade by running a special Fireworks Express Train for a reduced fee of $3 per person. The Fireworks Express Train will run from 5 to 9 p.m. on July 4 departing from the Ocean Gateway visitor center located on Thames Street in Portland. “We’re happy to offer this reduced-fare ride to passengers wanting to catch a lift to the fireworks display,” said Executive Director, Allison Tevsh Zittel. The special evening train will run prior to the fireworks display only. In addition to evening operations, the museum will be open for regular fare rides during the day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Daytime operations will include train rides along the waterfront and will also feature patriotic activities for families and children inside the museum. Founded in 1992, the Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad is a
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with a wild mix of characters as she chases down her everelusive vision quest. Portland Performing Arts Director Kara Larson described the show as, “A comic love letter…innovative, intensely funny and uniquely Maine.” The show was written and is performed by the Celebration Ensemble, a collaboration between Amanda Huotari, Ian Bannon, Kavi Montanaro and Kelly Nesbitt, building on Celebration Barn’s tradition of original and physically-based theater. With backgrounds in music, photography, puppetry and improvisation, the THUMBS UP, Page B
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HARRISON — “Beatles for Sale,” a New England Beatles tribute band, is returning to the Deertrees Theatre & Cultural Center on Saturday, July 28, 2012. Tickets are $25 and are on sale now at the box office. Call 583-6747 or visit www.deertreestheatre.org This is a benefit concert for Deertrees Theatre, as the historic venue is struggling to regain its’ footing in a difficult economy. Proceeds from the ticket sales go directly to operating and upkeep costs of maintaining the theatre. “Beatles for Sale” began
“You can’t get there from here!” Everyone’s heard that line, but no one can imagine how wildly and artistically it can be stretched. Unless, of course, they have seen the new Celebration Barn touring drama, Thumbs Up, which will premiere in western Maine at the Brick Church for the Performing Arts in Lovell on Thursday, July 12. With four actors, 44 characters and one imaginary gnome, Thumbs Up is a theatrical tour de force. The play follows 20year-old aspiring writer Lexi up the Maine coast as she hitchhikes her way to Canada. Along the way, she falls in
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Marlene Thombs, and quilted by Pat Converse of Patrician Designs. A vendor area will be set up, providing a great time to do a little shopping. A Chinese auction table has items supplied and/or made by members. There will also be demonstrations each day. Christmas in July is this year’s theme for the show, and the 4th of July Parade. Check out the Christmas stockings hung with care in the café at the show. The café will have pastries in the morning and a delicious lunch with Christmas goodies in the afternoon. For more information, e-mail chickadeequilters@ gmail.com
Come one, come all to the 33rd annual Chickadee Quilters Quilt Show, set for Saturday and Sunday, July 14 and 15, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days at Stevens Brook Elementary School. Come to see the best quilts and handiwork in the Lake Region area; over 100 quilts will be on display, from small to king size. A donation of $5 is appreciated. The quilt group’s newest raffle quilt is a floral sampler named “Geese Around the Garden,” and will be on display at the show. Raffle tickets are $1 each or six for $5. This quilt has blocks created and designed by the guild members, assembled by their President
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A reception for the sculpture of William Janelle and the photography of his wife Loraine Janelle will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. at McLaughlin Garden on Main Street in South Paris, where the Janelles work will be on display in the barn through the month of July. The barn from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday
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Hole in the Wall Studioworks on Route 302 in Raymond will offer its first art show of the season with the work of Debra Claffey, who creates encaustic paintings. Gallery hours are MondaySaturday, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and Sunday from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. FMI: 655-4952. The Pleasant Mountain photos of Edward Kinney will be on exhibit at Gallery 302, Main Street, Bridgton. A First Friday Wine & Cheese reception for the artist will be held on Friday, July 6, from 5 to 7 p.m. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, noon to 5 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. FMI: 847-2787.
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The award-winning work of Jean Kigel is on exhibit at the Denmark Arts Center, 50 West Main Street, Denmark. transforming the main hall into an oriental aquarium and aviary. Gallery hours are Friday through Sunday, from 2 to 6 p.m. and by appointment. FMI: 452-2412.
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The University of Maine’s Museum of Art is offering exhibitions by three artists: Chris Natrop, free-form cutouts of abstract flora; Richard Haden, carved signs and wooden sculptures; and Arnold Mesches, large-scale paintings. FMI: 561-3350.
Friday, July 6
is open through Saturday. A solo exhibit honoring the work of Arla Patch, an artist and novelist, will open with an evening reception from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Owen Gallery, Church Street on the Gould Academy campus in Bethel. FMI: 824-3575. The gallery is open weekdays 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. and weekends by appointment.
to 120 painters, sculptors, photographers and artisans will display their work for sale and for judging from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Rain date is July 15. FMI: 743-7813.
Friday, July 13
An Artists’ Reception and Open House will be held from 3 to 6 p.m. at Harvest Gold Gallery, Route 5, Center Lovell. The gallery is showing an all-American collection of fine crafts and fine art, including many local artists and crafters. FMI: 9256502.
Saturday and Sunday, July 14-15
Saturday, July 7
The popular Chickadee Quilters Quilt Show, in its 33rd year, will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days at Stevens Brook Elementary School on Francis Bell Drive in Bridgton, right off Route 302. A donation of $5 is appreciated, allowing entry in to see the many quilts on display and a raffle quilt, along with a vendor area, a Chinese auction table, a yard sale table and a cafe with light refreshments. FMI: 647-5197, 647-4107.
Thursday through Saturday, July 12-14
Join Fryeburg Academy filmmaker Mike Dana at the Denmark Arts Center, 50 West Main Street, for a week-long course in Filmmaking, including scripting, staging, shooting and editing. Students (aged 816) will collaborate on a single production that will premiere at the July 29 screening at the center of A Cat in Paris.
The Bethel Art Fair will transform Bethel Common with artwork by artists working in a wide variety of mediums. The 23rd annual fair runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and will also offer the 9th annual ARTirondack Chair Auction honoring artist and novelist Arla Patch, entertainment and food. FMI: 824-3575. Main Street in downtown Norway will be closed off so that artists and vendors can set up their booths for the annual Norway Sidewalk Art Show, the centerpiece of the Norway Summer Festival. Up
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The Saco Valley Fiber Artists will present their 18th annual Summer Textile Workshop at beauti-
ful Shearbrooke Farm in Standish. There’ll be a variety of 19 different classes, such as basket making, weaving, spinning, knitting and more. Cost is $65 per day, and no experience is required. A portion of the proceeds is donated to an association of Guatemalan weavers and a Children’s Aids Hospice in Guatemala. FMI: 625-3325.
Saturday, July 21
The Bridgton Art Guild, an artist’s cooperative that operates Galley 302, is once again offering its popular Art in the Park showcase of local artists at Shorey Park in Bridgton. Every year, the crowds are especially jovial as they enjoy a warm summer day while visiting the many talented artists as they stroll through the park, lounge on park benches or on the grass. And each year, the number of artists participating expands. FMI: 647-2787. North Conway, N.H. has their own Art in the Park event on this day, run by the Mt. Washington Valley Arts Association. The theme is “White Mountain Artists — Yesterday and Today,” and the show runs from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. in Schouler Park. FMI: 603-356-2787.
Friday through Sunday, July 27-29
The Arts Council of Tamworth will hold a Summer Art Show & Sale, with an Art in the Park sale on Saturday, at Runnells Hall in Chocorua, N.H. The art show, held from 10 a.m. to 4 pm the last weekend of July to coincide with Chocorua Community Day and the Chocorua Library’s Book & Bake Sale on Saturday, will contain the work of over 40 artists who live in or are connected to the area.
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CELEBRATION BARN ENSEMBLE — in Thumbs Up, with, from left, Kavi Montanaro, Kelly Nesbitt, Amanda Huotari and Ian Bannon, will be performed July 12 at the Brick ALL ABOARD – The caboose of the narrow gauge railroad decked out and ready for the Church for the Performing Arts in Lovell. (Tim Greenway Photo) Fourth celebration (Continued from Page B) now through Oct. 31 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and seasonally for events. Train trips along scenic Casco Bay run on the hour at 10 a.m., 11 a.m., noon, 1 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. Train tickets can be purchased at the museum the day of the event. The railroad is located at 58 Fore Street in Portland, Huotari, executive director of Speech Theatre in Freeport; he (Continued from Page B) foursome works collabora- Celebration Barn Theater, has has studied storytelling, pup- on the waterfront, at the foot of Munjoy Hill. Directions and more information about the railroad tively, telling stories through trained in acting, physical the- petry, improvisation and col- can be found at www.mainenarrowgauge.org or by calling 828-0814. movement, sound and visual ater and Italian comedy. Ian laborative theater, and currently Bannon is director of educa- tours Figures of Speech’s oneimagery. What a crew! Amanda tion for the popular Figures of THUMBS UP, Page 12B
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The Music on the Hill concert series at Windham Hill UCC Church, 140 Windham Center Road, begins with Big Ben Hillman in a solo return engagement at 7 p.m. Tickets are $12 for adults, $8 for seniors and 12-and-under, free for ages five and under. Series tickets are $40, and refreshments are served following the concert. FMI: 892-2154.
Sunday, July 8
The guitar playing of Jack Jolly will be offered as part of the Naples Sunday Summer Concerts on the Green from 6 to 7 p.m. on the Naples Village Green.
Tuesday, July 10
Join others for a “Sprag Session” of outstanding World Class Celtic Music starting at 7:30 p.m. at Deertrees Theatre in Harrison. Tickets are $15. FMI: 583-6747. An “All About the Kids” night features Bob Rutherford singing and entertaining with music and country humor, with face painting by Alexa Demsey, starting at 7 p.m. at Bradley Park in Fryeburg Village. It’s all part of the Fryeburg Business Association’s Bradley Park Concert Series. FMI: 441-8170.
Friday, July 13
The Heather Pierson Quartet will offer An Evening of Jazz beginning at 7 p.m. at The Little White Church in Eaton, N.H. The quartet includes Pierson on piano and vocals; Joe Aliperti on alto sax; Matt Bowman on drums; and Shawn Nadeau on bass guitar. Tickets are $12 for adults and $6 for children under 18; call 603-733-6350 or visit www. heatherpierson.com Trickey Britches is the featured performer at the Norway Art Festival’s annual street dance, from 5:30 to 9 p.m. behind Fare Share Market. The dancing kicks off with singers Katey Branch and Emma Day-Branch from 5:30 to 6 p.m., followed by Dawson Hill and Friends from 6 to 7 p.m. VJ Foo will provide live event projection throughout the evening. The event is free and open to the public.
Saturday, July 14
The Music on the Hill concert series at Windham Hill UCC Church, 140 Windham Center Road, continues with The Royal River Philharmonic Jazz Band at 7 p.m. The fabulous six-man band will perform in the style of the great New Orleans jazz bands. Tickets are $12 for adults, $8 for seniors and 12-and-under, free for ages five and under. Series tickets are $40, and refresh-
Sunday, July 15
The upbeat popular country music of singer Vicki Lee will be offered as part of the Naples Sunday Summer Concerts on the Green from 6 to 7 p.m. on the Naples Village Green.
Monday, July 16
A Camp Coda Concert to benefit the Lakes Environmental Association will be held at 8 p.m. at Deertrees Theatre in Harrison. Conducter Christopher Ramaeker offers a light-hearted approach to Mozart when he was only 15, performed by professional musicians from Camp Encore/ Coda’s faculty and stafff, as well as young performers. Tickets are $20 for adults, $10 for children. FMI: 647-8580. The world-renowned Portland String Quartet will perform in the Viola George Auditorium at Harold Alfond Hall at Saint Joseph’s College at 7:30 p.m. during its two-week residency at the Sebago Lake campus in Standish. The concert of chamber music will feature works by Haydn and Schubert, with special guest violinist Mary Ellen Woodside. Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for seniors, $10 for age 21 or younger. Dinner is available for $9 before the concert at Cafe Bon Appetit in Mercy Hall.
Tuesday, July 17
The 40th season of the always-popular SebagoLong Lake Music Festival returns to Deertrees Theatre in Harrison with a series of five classical music concerts that start at 7:30 p.m. July 17, and continue for five consecutive Tuesdays. The July 17 concert is called “Jerusalem Mix,” featuring works by Poulenc, Bolcom, Dorman and Beethoven. Cost for all five concerts is $100; the per-concert price is $25, and the concerts are free for those 21 and under. FMI: 583-6747, or visit www.sebagomusicfestival.org Fryeburg’s Bradley Park Concert Series continues with a performance by well-known local musical artist Don Campbell from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Vendors will be available to satisfy your hunger and cravings or bring your own picnic basket and relax on the grass. In case of rain, the concert will move to the fire station. FMI: 441-8170.
Friday, July 20
International Irish tenor Mark Forrest will per-
Juried Art Show winners NORWAY — Western Maine Art Group announces the winners for the June Juried Art Show held in Norway: Best in Show — “Portrait of Irina,” Gail Rein. Pastels — First Place, “Ottertail County Marsh,” Gwen Nagel; Second Place, “Misty Morn,” Barbara Traficonte; and Third Place, “Kynance,” Carol Rice. Oils and Acrylics — First
Place, “Lemon and Egg,” Anthony Moora; Second Place, “Guard House,” Cynthia Burmeister; and Third Place,“From Todd’s Point,” Suzanne Hardy. Photography — First Place,“Cloisters,” Beth Francis; Second Place, “Bottles,” Ellen Rawding; and Third Place, “Tulips,” Steve Traficonte. Other Medias — First Place, “Happy Memories,” Shirley
Libby Davis; Second Place, “Lichen Laden,” Linda Isham; and Third Place, “Patience,” Sarah Shepley. Winners will receive a ribbon, a certificate and a cash prize. To view the winning artworks, come to the Juried Show that runs through Saturday, June 30, at the Matolcsy Art Center, Maine Street, Norway. For more information, call 743-7813.
form “Songs of Hope: An Inspirational Benefit Concert for Mother Seton House,” at 7 p.m. at the Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center at Fryeburg Academy. Tickets are $20, call 9359232.
Saturday, July 21
Something is rockin’ in the State of Denmark! An all-day music festival, The Dam-Jam!, debuts from 3 to 10 p.m. at Denmark’s Bicentennial Park. Some of the great Maine bands include Samual James, the Toughcats, The Milkman’s Union, CokeWeed and Micah Blue Smaldone. The beer will be supplied by Bray’s BrewPub in Naples, there’ll be a kids’ tent, magic by JB Benn, and the cost is only $10. FMI: 452-2412. The Music on the Hill concert series at Windham Hill UCC Church, 140 Windham Center Road, continues with Maine’s own “dean of FrancoAmerican fiddling,” Don Roy, at 7 p.m. Tickets are $12 for adults, $8 for seniors and 12-and-under, free for ages five and under. Series tickets are $40, and refreshments are served following the concert. FMI: 892-2154. Maine Pro Musica, an orchestra comprised of professional musicians who perform throughout Maine, will present classical music at 7:30 p.m. at the Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center at Fryeburg Academy. FMI: 935-9232.
Sunday, July 22
Stevie Cee & The Mrs. will play a variety from the 50s, 60s and 70s from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Naples Concerts on the Village Green.
Tuesday, July 24
Home-town boy Jon Sarty is teaming up with Ray Ryan from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Fryeburg’s Bradley Park Concert Series. A pre-concert dinner will be offered at the Fryeburg New Church starting at 5 p.m. Cost for adults is $8, children $4, five and under are free. Vendors will be available to satisfy your hunger and cravings or bring your own picnic basket and relax on the grass. In case of rain, the concert will move to the fire station. FMI: 441-8170. The Sebago-Long Lake Music Festival’s second program of the classical music series is Cafe Music, featuring works by Mozart, Brahms, Hummel and Paul Schoenfield. The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. at Deertrees Theatre in Harrison, with upcoming concerts on July 31, Aug. 7 and 14. Tickets are $25 per concert, and free for those 21 and under. The concert will be performed as an outreach on Thursday, July 26, at the Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center in Fryeburg. FMI: 583-6747, or visit www.sebagomusicfestival.org
Thursday, July 26
An outreach concert by the Sebago-Long Lake Music Festival entitled “Stories in Music,” at 1 p.m. will be held at the Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School in South Paris. Tickets are $4 at the door, $2 for children. The classical music orchestra, in its 40th season, will travel to Fryeburg Academy at 7:30 p.m. for a performance at the Leura Hill Eastman
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Thursday through Sunday, July 26-29
The 14th annual Ossipee Valley Music Festival will be held at the Ossipee Valley Fairgrounds in Hiram. This New England music festival offers over 40 hours of live music on two stages with over 30 national touring and regional artists performing Americana, roots, bluegrass, old-time country, rockabilly, jazz, Celtic, folk, and more. FMI: 6258656, www.ossipeevalley.com
Saturday, July 28
The well-known group Beatles for Sale will hold a benefit concert for Deertrees Theatre at 7:30 p.m. at the theatre. Beatles for Sale began its run in 2007, and is committed to recreating the sounds of the Beatles live in concert, with original instrumentation and vocal harmonies that are as accurate as possible to the original Beatles recordings. Tickets are $25; FMI: 583-6747. The Music on the Hill Summer Concert Series continues with The Denny Breau Trio at 7 p.m. at the Windham Hill United Church of Christ, 140 Windham Center Road. Tickets are $12 for adults, $8 for seniors and 12-and-under, free for ages five and under. Series tickets are $40, and refreshments are served following the concert. FMI: 892-2154.
Sunday July 29
Lindsay Montana will sing and play guitar from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Naples Concerts on the Village Green. The Sebago-Long Lake Music Festival will perform a free donation concert, “Discover the Joys of Classical Music,” at 7 p.m. at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church on Route 93 in Bridgton.
Tuesday, July 31
Smokin’ Loafers will heat up the night at the Bradley Park Concert Series in Fryeburg from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Vendors will be available to satisfy your hunger and cravings or bring your own picnic basket and relax on the grass with family and friends. In case of rain, the concert will move to the fire station. FMI: 441-8170. The Sebago-Long Lake Music Festival continues with “Debussy at 150” at 7:30 p.m. at Deertrees Theatre in Harrison. Tickets are $25 per concert, and free for those 21 and under. FMI: 5836747, or visit www.sebagomusicfestival.org
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Suppers & breakfasts Tuesday, July 3
The Bridgton Public Library’s ever-popular annual 4 on the Fourth Spaghetti Feast will be served from 5 to 7 p.m. at Stevens Brook Elementary School, preceding the fireworks at dusk. The menu is spaghetti with meat or meatless sauce, Italian bread, salad, homemade desserts, ice cream, lemonade, sun tea and Green Mountain coffee. Cost is $8 adults, $4 children, under three free. A Public Supper with strawberry shortcake as the featured dessert will be served from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the North Waterford Congregational Church, off Routes 35 and 37, opposite Melby’s Market in North Waterford. The menu is baked beans, American chop suey, casseroles, salads, brown bread, rolls, beverages and dessert, and costs $7 for adults, $3.50 for children under 12.
Wednesday, July 4
The kickoff to the 59th year of Waterford Summer Breakfasts gets underway at the Wilkins Community House at the foot of Plummer Hill Road next to the Waterford Congregational Church. A meal of freshly baked muffins, scrambled eggs, bacon, sausages, pancakes, donuts, coffee, tea and orange juice will be served from 7:30 to 10 a.m. Future dates are July 18, Aug. 1 and 15. The cost of each breakfast is $7 for adults, $4 for children ages 5 to 10, and free for children under 5. The Women’s Fellowship of the Denmark Congregational Church will be holding their traditional Lobster Roll Lunch at the Denmark Municipal Building, right after the Fourth of July parade. The cost is $12, and the
lunch includes chips, coleslaw, a cold drink and homemade pie. Hot dog lunches are also available for $7. FMI: Joan Knolla, 452-2887. The Lovell Lions Club Breakfast marks the annual kickoff of summertime in Lovell. The breakfast is served in the Grange Hall in North Lovell from 7 to 10 a.m., offering pancakes, scrambled eggs, bacon and coffee.
Saturday, July 7
A Bean and Chop Suey Supper will be served by the Sebago Volunteer Association from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at Sebago Town Hall. Cost is $7 for adults, $4 for children 10 and under. The proceeds will benefit the fire and rescue departments.
Friday, July 13
The Harrison Lions Club will be serving up a Chicken Bake Supper beginning at 5 p.m. during Harrison Old Home Days.
Saturday, July 14
The First Congregational Church in Harrison Village is offering a Public Breakfast from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. at the church during Harrison Old Home Days. That evening, starting at 5 p.m., the Harrison Lions Club will serve up a Chicken & Lobster Bake. A Spaghetti Supper to benefit the Harvest Hills Animal Shelter will be served from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Sebago Town Hall. Adults pay $7, children age 6-12 pay $5, and kids under five are free. The Knights of Columbus council in Windham is hosting a benefit supper for Mother Seton House of Fryeburg from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish, Route 302, North Windham. Adults:
Friday, July 6
Sumner McKane’s incredible new documentary, In the Blood, tells the stories of the lumbermen who made modern Maine. McKane will be on hand for the screening, and the Denmark Historical Society will provide supplemental photos and a discussion. It all happens at 7:30 p.m. at the Denmark Arts Center, 50 West Main Street, Denmark, with a $10 suggested donation. FMI: 452-2412.
$8, children under 12: $3. The menu is homemade Maine maple baked beans, baked pea beans, homemade macaroni and cheese, homemade coleslaw, hot dogs, bread and corn bread and homemade desserts.
Saturday, July 7
Adam Ruben’s “Please Don’t Beat Me Up” is a brutally honest story of the horrors of puberty, and will be offered at 8 p.m. at Celebration Barn Theater at 190 Stock Farm Road, So. Paris. Tickets are $14, $12 seniors and $8 kids/students. For tickets, visit www.CelebrationBarn.com
Sunday, July 15
A Bean and Casserole Supper with music will be held at 5 p.m. at the South Bridgton Church. There will be music, and reservations are required. FMI: 647-3984.
Sunday, July 8
Dinner and a movie is offered at the Denmark Arts Center, West Main Street, Denmark, with the film offering of Jiro Dreams of Sushi, at 6 p.m. Cost is $10, including dinner. FMI: 452-2412.
Tuesday, July 17
A Public Supper with strawberry shortcake as the featured dessert will be served from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the North Waterford Congregational Church, off Routes 35 and 37, opposite Melby’s Market in North Waterford. The menu is baked beans, American chop suey, casseroles, salads, brown bread, rolls, beverages and dessert, and costs $7 for adults, $3.50 for children under 12.
Tuesday, July 10
The National Theatre of London Summer Encores presents Frankenstein at the Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center on the Fryeburg Academy campus at 7:30 p.m. Director is Danny Boyle (Slum Dog Millionaire, 28 Days Later). FMI: 935-9232.
Tuesday, July 10 through Thursday, Aug. 2
The new Highland Lake Youth Theater organization is offering an Intermediate Acting & Theater Camp at Highland Lake Resort on Route 302 in Bridgton. The camp runs Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 12:30 to 3 p.m., and costs $300. To sign up, contact: HighlandLakeYouthTheater@ gmail.com
Wednesday, July 18
The second Waterford Summer Breakfast will be held from 7:30 to 10 a.m. at the Wilkins Community House next to the Waterford Congregational Church. The meal is freshly baked muffins, scrambled eggs, bacon, sausages, pancakes, donuts, coffee, tea and orange juice and the cost is $7 for adults, $4 for children ages 5 to 10, and free for children under 5.
Wednesday, July 11
The United Methodist Women will hold a Bean Supper from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at the Bridgton United Methodist Church on Main Street in Bridgton.
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Sunday, July 15
Called one of the best films about childhood and summer, Tonari No Totoro is a Japanese film dubbed in English that will be offered at 4 p.m. at the Denmark Arts Center, 50 West Main Street in Denmark. FMI: 452-2412.
The next in the series of Met Summer Encores features Der Rosenkavalier, Strauss’s comic masterpiece of love and intrigue in 18th century Vienna, at the Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center from 2:30 to 5:45 p.m. at Fryeburg Academy. FMI: 935-9232.
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Celebration Barn Theater in South Paris is offering a hysterical late-night talk show spoof, Michael Miclon’s The Early Evening Show, at 8 p.m. at the theater at 190 Stock Farm Road, So. Paris. Tickets are $14, $12 seniors and $8 kids/students. For tickets, visit www.CelebrationBarn.com
A Thumbs Up touring show from Celebration Barn Mime Theater, “Tale of a Clam Shack in Machias,” will be performed at 7:30 p.m. at the Brick Church for the Performing Arts, 502 Christian Hill Road, Lovell. Tickets at the door are $10 ($5 children 12 and under). FMI: 925-1500 or www.
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Casco and Naples recreation departments are co-sponsoring a trip to the Hackmatack Playhouse in Berwick to see Rogers and Hammerstein’s first collaboration, Oklahoma! The bus leaves the Naples American Legion at 10 a.m. and returns around 6:30 p.m.; there’ll be a stop at the Bull ‘N Claw for lunch. Cost is only $40 for residents, or $60 for non-residents (on a space-allowed basis). FMI: Casco, 627-4187; Naples, 693-6364. It’s music from up on high, as The Swamp Donkeys perform acoustic music at the top of Hacker’s Hill from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m., while the sun sets beyond the White Mountains. The event is sponsored by the Loon Echo Land Trust, which is near its goal of buying the hill for land conservation. Cost is $10, $5 for children, and refreshments will be served. The rain date is July 13. Saturday, July 14
Met Summer Encores continue with Lucia Di Lammermoor, at 2:30 p.m. at the Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center on the Fryeburg Academy campus. The opera by Donizetti features Natalie Dessay, the fragile heroine who is driven to madness, opposite Joseph Calleja, who sings her lover Edgardo. Cost is $18 for adults, $15 for seniors, $10 for students. FMI: 935-9232.
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The next offering in the Met Summer Encores is Les Contes D’Hoffman, Offenbach’s fictionalized take on the life and loves of the German Romantic writer E.T.A. Hoffman — a fascinating psychological journey that begins at 2:30 p.m. at the Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center on the Fryeburg Academy campus. Cost is $18 for adults, $15 for seniors, $10 for students. FMI: 935-9232.
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Fairs & Festivals Tuesday, July 3
Bridgton’s Fireworks are a go! More than enough funds have been raised to finance the traditional 4th of July event, where the best viewing is at or near Stevens Brook Elementary School. The show starts at dusk, around 9 p.m., following a 5:30 p.m. spaghetti feast at the school and a 7:30 p.m. band concert at the Gazebo by the Bridgton Community Band. FMI: 647-3116.
Wednesday, July 4
Bridgton’s 4th of July celebration begins with the prestigious 4 on the Fourth Road Race at 8 a.m., starting from Food City. Downtown Main Street comes alive with All American Children’s Games next to the library, at the Rufus Porter Museum’s Webb-Gallinari House, from 10 to 11:30 a.m., and the annual Hot Dog Sale runs from 9 a.m. to noon in front of Oberg’s Insurance. The Rotary Club’s Great American Duck Race takes place at 11:30 a.m. at Stevens Brook. Floats in The Bridgton Lions Club’s 4th of July Parade will be judged at 11 a.m., and the parade starts at noon. FMI: Bob McHatton, 647-4280. Fryeburg’s 4th of July festivities begin with a Children’s Parade at 10 a.m. at the main building of Fryeburg Academy, ending at Bradley Park. The public will then enjoy the great music at the park provided by Nancy Ray and Audley Williams, along with an interactive play, contests and prizes, including a Patriots Pie Contest. Any amateur bakers who would like to enter the contest must pre-register with Jean Andrews at 925-1163. Organizers are also looking for volunteers to help with the event. To learn more, contact Katie Malia at 935-8946 or e-mail her at email@example.com. FMI: 935-8946, 925-1163. The 4th of July in Naples features a parade at 2 p.m. (with a lineup at 1 p.m.), with the theme “The History of the Causeway.” Fireworks will be offered at dusk, around 9:30 p.m., with a July 5 rain date. The best viewing is from the Causeway area. FMI: 693-6364. Denmark’s 4th of July features a 10 a.m. Children’s Parade, beginning at the Denmark Fire Station and ending at Town Hall. A Lobster Roll luncheon will follow at the municipal building. Waterford’s 4th of July features a 4th of July Parade that begins at 11 a.m. at Waterford Flat.
Wednesday through Saturday, July 11-14
Harrison Old Home Days kicks off with the annual Harrison Rec 5K Run By the Lake on Wednesday, at 7 p.m. Register online at www.harrisonmaine.org or call 595-2433 or 583-6237. From Thursday to Saturday, Harrison Village comes alive with three days of food booths, a midway of Smokey’s Greater Shows, entertainment, craft and food sale, antique auto display, breakfasts and suppers, both junior and grand parades and fireworks. For a complete schedule of events, visit the town’s website at www.harrisonmaine.org
Thursday through Saturday, July 12-14
The Norway Arts Festival, featuring the 45th annual Sidewalk Art Show, comes with a full day of live music, dance, Poets on the Porch, and performance art as downtown Main Street is closed down for the festival. All performance activity will take place in Beal’s Parking Lot on the corner of Main
Street and Cottage Street from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., including the Nevaeh Dancers, an OHMPAA performance from The Road To Eden’s Ridge, Celebration Barn performance and singer Caroline Rose. Friday night, from 5:30 to 9 p.m., Tricky Britches will hold a street dance behind Fare Share Market, including entertainment and a barbecue.
benefit the Lakes Environmental Association, a nonprofit organization that protects water quality and watersheds in the Sebago-Long Lake Region. The concert begins with the Overture to La clemenza di Tito. The complete opera was composed in honor of the coronation of Leopold II as King of Bohemia. The work premiered in Prague, on Sept. 6, 1791, three months before Mozart’s death, and remains a popular opera. The overture is a five-minute piece that is a great concert opener. The second piece is the Divertimento in F Major, K. 138, a charming piece for strings only, which was written in 1772, when Mozart was just 15. The term “divertimento” was generally accepted to mean “diverting music,” in the sense of light, possibly outdoor music or even as background music to some event. Mozart composed a set of three divertimenti together in 1772 (K. 136, 137 and 138.) ”The overture next to the divertimento shows how his style changed, but also
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the many things that stay the same,” Ramaekers said. “There is some of the same charm and rhythmic vitality that we associate with Mozart, as well as the masterful melodic writing in the slower sections. But there is somehow a very different feel between these two pieces, the overture being more dramatic and the divertimento being mostly just fun. “ The program concludes with Mozart’s Symphony No. 38, K. 504, which premiered in Prague on Jan. 19, 1787. In contrast to Vienna, where his popularity and his moods had ups and downs, Mozart was popular and happy in Prague. His cheerfulness approach shows in this work, which is one of Mozart’s most popular symphonies. “It’s consistently happy, bubbly, and fun,” Ramaekers said, “after a stormy introduction that seems almost ironic after hearing the music that follows.” Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for children and are available at Deertrees Theatre and the LEA office at 230 Main Street in Bridgton. For more information, call LEA, 6478580.
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The 34th annual Founder’s Day to support the Hamlin Library and Museum in Paris, Maine will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the Paris Hill Green, rain or shine. The showpiece of the charity event is The Bahre Collection of Antique and Classic Cars ($10 for adults and $2 for children 12 and under) and the festivities include music, entertainment and a crafts fair. FMI: 743-2980, www.hamlin.lib. me.us.
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An annual favorite, Lovell Old Home Days offers plenty of food, fun and entertainment for the whole family. There’s a 5K race that begins at 9:45 a.m. at the Lovell Athletic Field, and runners may register online at Running4Free.com. The Lovell Old Home Days Parade marches along Route 5 through the center of town to Smarts Hill, ending at the Athletic Field, where there’ll be food, crafts and exhibits.
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The Waterford World’s Fair is bigger and better this year, offering a full slate of great entertainment to complement traditional fair exhibits and livestock shows and demos. The fairs starts with Senior Citizen Day on Friday, with its $3 entrance fee to all of the exhibits, contests, animal demos and pulling demos. New this year is a Natural Horsemanship Clinic on Sunday. There’ll be pig scrambles all three days, a Backseat Driver Contest, a He Man and Wee Man Contest, and much, much more. Gates open at 8 a.m. A full slate of entertainers will perform throughout the day, and camping is available. FMI: www. waterfordworldsfair.org The 4th annual Depot Street Festival to benefit the Bridgton Community Center is now called “Bridgton Summerfest,” and will be held on the grounds of Stevens Brook Elementary School in Bridgton. Featured attractions include Kavanaugh Amusements, Army Rock Climbing Wall, Maine Obsolete Auto League, hot air balloon rides, dunk tank, batting cage, a mechanical bull and more. Food includes a Pig Roast on July 21 and entertainment will feature three live bands. FMI: 242-9417, 6478396 or 647-3316.
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HARRISON — Those who love Mozart can compare his light-hearted approach at age 15 with the drama he infused into one of his final compositions on Monday, July 16, at the Encore/Coda Chamber Orchestra concert at Deertrees Theater in Harrison. The concert begins at 8 p.m. “The reason that I put this particular program together is that I love the way all three of these pieces comment on one another,” said conductor Christopher Ramaekers, who returns for his third season at Camp Encore/Coda in Sweden. Ramaekers also conducts the Orchestra of St. Vincent’s, the Ravenswood Community Orchestra and the Hyde Park Youth Symphony in Chicago, In recognition of his work at Ravenswood, he won the 2011 American Prize in the Orchestral Conducting, community orchestra division. The Encore/Coda orchestra includes professional musicians from Camp Encore/Coda’s faculty and staff, as well as talented young performers. The proceeds of the concert
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Volunteers are busy gearing up for this year’s Sebago Days celebration, which will include 22 groups and vendors selling their wares, a midway at 5 p.m. both nights, a parade at 10 a.m. Saturday, and fireworks at 9:30 p.m. on Saturday. A 2-mile Family Fun Walk/Run will start at 8 a.m. Saturday. FMI: 7872489.
CONDUCTOR Chris Ramaekers of Camp Encore/Coda will lead camp musicians in a benefit concert on July 16 at Deertrees Theatre in Harrison.
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sow tall sunflower varieties such as “Russian Mammoth” on the raised bed. Once the sunflowers start forming heads, tie the tops together, creating a ceiling to their house. In late summer, harvest the sunflower seeds with your kids and roast the seeds for eating. • Fun Hideaways – Kids love secret places to play in the garden. Consider designing a section of your garden with secret rooms. Build a pole bean teepee with enough room to hide, placing straw mulch under the teepee to make it comfortable to sit and play. Create a secret place behind tall berry bushes, such as blueberries or raspberries. Not only will your kids love hiding there, they can eat fresh berries at the same time. • Harvest picnic – No matter how much your child has helped in the garden, remember to reward any participation with a harvest picnic. Have your kids harvest vegetables they helped grow, invite friends and family to the picnic and work with your kids to create a menu using these great vegetables. Dona Forke is a Registered Dietitian with a nutrition therapy practice in Bridgton, as well as working as a Nutrition Coordinator for three Hannaford stores. She can be reached at 221-6508, dona@ fairpoint.net
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Kids’ gardening projects The key to successful kids’ gardening projects is to include your child in the planning, ask them to do age-appropriate tasks, lower your neatness standards and keep it fun. I picked up these tips from the “Cooking with Cabot” newsletter: • Sunflower House – Consider growing a sunflower house for your child. Building forts and sunflower houses are a sure way to get them into the garden, playing and cultivating. Create a raised bed circle garden about six feet in diameter. Leave a two-foot opening on one end. With your child,
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Happy 4th of July, when we celebrate our independence; have a wonderful holiday. The Lovell Farmers’ Market is open every Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., and is located on Route 5 next to the Wicked Good Store. The vendors are all locals who sell their own products. The Summer Storytime Programs at the Charlotte Hobbs Memorial Library will start on Friday, July 6, and run for five weeks. The Star Babies (age five and under) meet from 10 to 11 a.m., and children over five, the Dream Catchers, meet from 1 to 2 p.m. Both programs are under the direction of Miss Liz, who is also in charge of the winter programs. For students in 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades, a new Magic Club, “Dream Big: Become a Magician,” is meeting on Mondays through Aug. 6 from 1 to 2 p.m. with Susan Chrobak. Susan isn’t new to Charlotte Hobbs, because in 1996 she put on a wonderful magic show. Her first dabbling in magic happened when she was in a 6th grade talent show. She is a former teacher in Colorado, and has written a book, The Six Week Road Trip. She is the daughter of Ed and Audry Clout of Lovell, and will be a great addition to the summer programs. Don’t forget the Lovel United Church of Christ Thrift Shop Fashion Show on Tuesday, July 10, at 7 p.m. I understand there will be a very distinguished writer from The Bridgton News as a model. Everyone is invited to attend with an ice cream social to follow. On Thursday, July 12, the Kezar Lake Watershed Association and the Greater Lovell Land Trust will co-sponsor a guided walk at the Sucker Brook Outlet Reserve from 9 to 11 a.m. This moderate trek will be over some uneven ground
in search of the identification and ecosystem functions. Remember, it’s July, so bring water and make sure you have bug repellent. On Thursday, July 12, The Brick Church for the Performing Arts will present the Celebration Mime Theater’s presentation of Thumbs Up. Imagine four people — Amanda Huotari, Ian Bannon, Kavi Montanaro and Kelly Nesbit — taking on the parts of 44 characters, with help from an imaginary gnome. The production relies on sound and visual imagery to tell the story. With help from music, photography, puppetry and improvising, they get the plot of the show across. This unique production has to be seen to be appreciated. The show starts at 7:30 p.m., and tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under. Don’t forget the Kezar Lake Watershed Association annual meeting that will be held Saturday, July 14, at the United Church of Christ at 9 a.m. Coffee and donuts will be served at 8:30 a.m., and the meeting is at 9 a.m. All members are encouraged to attend. The Lovell Historical Society will be holding an Antique Sale and Auction on Sunday, July 15, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., with the auction to start at 11 a.m. The activities will take place at the Kimball-Stanford House on Route 5 in Lovell. There will be something for everyone, between the dealer’s inventory, the auction items and the wonderful food; it’s a pleasant way to spend the day. Among the items to be auctioned are: 200 gallons of heating oil; a 2013 season pass for one at Lake Kezar Country Club; two art deco glass candelabras; dinner for four at the Center Lovell Inn (three courses, includes beverages, tax and gratuities); oneweek stay at Upper Bay Camp
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on Kezar Lake, in June or September of 2013; decorative sign bracket; a day of fishing with the Rocky Ridge Guide Service; two cords of firewood; a framed loon photo; carriage or sleigh ride and cocktails for four at Nestlenook Farm; a Harvest Gold sterling silver cuff bracelet; a private beer dinner and cellar tour for four at Ebenezer’s; day rental of a pontoon boat on Kezar Lake (includes a full tank of gas); two Red Sox tickets for Aug. 6 at Fenway Park, the Red Sox vs. the Texas Rangers; birch bark box art; dinner and show for four at Quisisana; early Empire-style mirror; two framed prints by British Artist W. Dendy Sadler; a framed poster for Maine Masters, signed by eight artists; a collection of silver pieces; and a Baccarat crystal Tallyrand decanter. Then, finally at 2 p.m., there will be a raffle drawing of three exciting donated items: a Victorian mirror with gesso frame and beveled glass, 46”x25”, donated by William Doyle Antiques; an antique cameo brooch, donated by Brian Smith of North Country Fair Jewelers; and Fay Burg’s Lake Kezar Cookbook (1981), donated by John Vinton. It will be an exciting afternoon for all attending. The Lake Kezar Country Club drew 88 golfers who took part in the annual Tee
Big multi-family yard sale on the hill The Order of the Eastern Star is sponsoring a big benefit yard sale on Saturday, July 7, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Masonic Hall on the hill on Route 117. This will be a multi-family yard sale, with furniture, linens, dishes and much more. A luncheon will be served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. A benefit craft fair is planned for Saturday and Sunday, July 13-14, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Bridgton Community Center. Tables cost only $20 for one day, or $30 for both days, and your rental fee will benefit the Laurie Carter-Bergen Memorial Softball Field at the BRAG Recreation Complex on Portland Road. For more information, call Lynn Carter at 627-7380. Plan now for the 22nd annual Bridgton Hospital benefit golf tournament, to be held Wednesday, Sept. 5, at Bridgton Highlands Country Club. Kids Katering free summer lunches are being offered for children age 18 and under Monday through Friday at 11:30 a.m. through Aug. 24 at the Bridgton Community Center and/or Highland Lake Beach, depending on the weather. No registration is necessary. Maine Author Cynthia Lord visits the Bridgton Public Library on Saturday, July 7, from 1 to 2 p.m. There will be a barn dance and dinner at Narramissic, a historic farmhouse on the Ingalls Road in South Bridgton, on Saturday, July 7, starting at 5 p.m. My best wishes to all for a great summer. Stay well, keep OXFORD HILLS active and be happy.
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Frankenstein Tuesday, July 10, 2012 • 7:30 PM
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Met Summer Encores: Les Contes d’Hoffman
Wednesday, July 11, 2012 • 2:30 to 5:30 PM
Tony Award winner Bartlett Sher (South Pacific) directs this production. Offenbach’s fictionalized take on the life and loves of the German Romantic writer E.T.A. Hoffmann is a fascinating psychological journey. Met Music Director James Levine conducts Joseph Calleja in the tour-de-force title role.
Met Summer Encores: Lucia di Lammermoor
Wednesday, July 18, 2012 • 2:30 to 5 PM
Natalie Dessay triumphed as the fragile heroine of Donizetti’s masterpiece on Opening Night of the 2007–08 season in Mary Zimmerman’s hit production. Now she returns to the role of the innocent young woman driven to madness, opposite Joseph Calleja, who sings her lover Edgardo.
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Seeking class members
Organizers of the 40th reunion for the Lake Region High School Class of 1972 are seeking information regarding the whereabouts of some classmates, “who we have lost track of and would like to find.” If readers have information regarding anyone on the following list, please email those classmates’ addresses to Susan McInnis Paradis at firstname.lastname@example.org. or to email@example.com Classmates being sought include: Tom Bardsley, Mark Batchelder, Kathy Best, Robert
July Quasnitschka Wark and Mitchell Wark of Kennebunk have a daughter, Raelyn Ann Wark, born May 16, 2012 at Maine Medical Center in Portland. Raelyn weighed eight pounds, 13 ounces. Maternal grandparents are Gregory and Linda Grinnell of Bridgton. Paternal grandparents are Ken and Sherryll Wark of Old Town.
Bragg, Kathy Bryant, Donna Richards Cotton, Jonathan Edwards, Terry Eichles, Richard Flick, Tom Hall, Don Hartford, Vianna Gleason Marshall Howard, Jeff Ingraham, Wilbur Kimball, Peter MacKerron, Cathy Merrill, John Prior, Carol Reid, Kristina Sawyer, Judy Shane, Debbie Koceika, Tom
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WATERFORD — The July meeting of the Waterford Historical Society will feature a program on remembering the long-time family doctor, Dr. Roswell Hubbard. It will be held Thursday, July 12 at the Wilkins House. There will be a potluck supper at 6 p.m. There is no charge, and all are welcome. People are asked to bring memories and funny stories — of which there are many — to share at the meeting, which will happen at 7 p.m. Dr. Hubbard was wellknown in Bridgton, Harrison and Norway, as well as the surrounding areas. July open houses On the 4th of July, the Mary Gage Rice Museum and the Old
Town House will be open from 9 a.m. to noon. The town house will also be open on Sunday, July 29 for an Open House during Music Sunday in Waterford Flat. Photographs taken by Fred CAR SHOW THE BIGGEST YET — There were 151 classic cars registered for the recent Johnson and Fred Stockwell will Harrison Lions Club Car Show at Crystal Lake Park in Harrison, making the event the biggest be on display. yet for the club. The show provided for car enthusiasts of all ages a chance to see the 21 classes of vehicles ranging from Antique Class (pre-1949) to the Best of the 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s & up, as well as 2WD and 4WD trucks, custom and modified cars and trucks, motorcycles and a range of the Mustang/Cougar cars up to 1973. The Lions Club thanks all those who entered their vehicles There will be a Lake Region and all who attended to enjoy the event and the great day at Crystal Lake.
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High School 2013 Project Graduation meeting on Tuesday, July 10 at 6:30 p.m. at the Coldwell Banker Lakes Region Properties office located next to Bray’s HARRISON — The Harrison BrewPub in Naples. FMI call Historical Society will hold a Connie Eldridge at 831-0890. house tour of a circa 1820 home on Wednesday, July 11. Please meet at 6:45 p.m. at the museum, and note the different date. Starting July 11, the museum will be open from 1 to 4 p.m.
Harrison HS house tour Wednesday afternoons through August. The museum, house, annex and shed are filled with Harrison artifacts. A quilt made by Mary Carlson depicting her family tree is on display. Bring your grandchildren and see if they can identify items you
used years ago. You can read manuscripts on various topics written by Harrison folks, find an old school photo of a relative or just come and browse. For more information, please call Elaine Smith at 583-2213.
fundraiser to support the budget for the library each year. Donations of any size for the sale and to help fund the library are always welcome and greatly appreciated, throughout the year. For more information, call the library at 627-4541. Come visit and also check out the
Casco Library website at www. casco.lib.me.us and keep up to date with them on Facebook. Donations may be dropped off at the library whenever it is open. Please no old encyclopedias, old computer manuals, condensed books or anything in poor condition.
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SEESAW OVER TO CASCO — for the festival-atmosphere that surrounds the annual Casco Village Church United Church of Christ Flea Market and Auction Board, set for Saturday, July 14 from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. (rain date July 21) at the church, located at 940 Meadow Road in Casco Village. The event’s Grand Auction Board features such great items as the seesaw, pictured, along with: a 2-3 nights’ stay in a Beacon Hill apartment; camping at the Four Seasons Camping Area; a camping ’RE package (tent, sleeping bags, grill and flashlight); pontoon WE EN OP rental; dinner for four at Migis Lodge; and an 8-ft. picnic table. There’ll also be over 50 vendor displays and a huge flea market table area, plants for home and garden and great food.
CASCO — The Casco Public Library’s annual summer book sale will be held this year on Sunday, July 8, Tuesday July 10, and Thursday, July 12, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the library in Casco Village on Route 121. Prices are from 25 cents and up. There’ll be a great selection of hardcover and paperback fiction, children’s and teen books, self-help and inspirational titles, do-it-yourself, art and CDs and some nice classics. The book sale room will be open as usual, year-round, so check back in often. Proceeds from the sale are used to purchase books, movies and music CDs for the collection and to finance the operation of the library and is the major
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Area Events Texas Hold ‘Em Tournament in Harrison HARRISON — The Harrison Lions Club is holding its next Texas Hold ‘Em Tournament on Saturday, July 7, at the VFW Hall on the Waterford Road. Entry fee is $105; includes stipend for state license fee. Doors open at 11:30 a.m., play starts at 1 p.m. and runs to 6 p.m. Food and refreshments are available; it is a BYOB event, limited to 100 players. Come and have some fun. Big yard sale at Masonic Hall The Order of the Eastern Star is sponsoring a big benefit yard sale on Saturday, July 7, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Masonic Hall on Route 117. This will be a multi-family yard sale, with furniture, linens, dishes and much more. A luncheon will be served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aviation Day at Eastern Slope Regional Airport FRYEBURG —Western Maine Aviation’s is having an “Aviation Day” on Saturday, July 7, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Eastern Slope Regional Airport in Fryeburg, with 15-minute scenic flights for just $20. Buy a raffle ticket for a chance to win a half-hour “Discovery Flight”. All proceeds will go to Maine Aviation Career Education (ACE Camp) programs. The Civil Air Patrol will be there sharing information about the opportunities they offer. Food will be on sale beginning at 11 a.m. Rain date is Sunday, July 8. Please call 935-4711 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for
additional information. Residential Care Center fundraising for residents Bridgton Health and Residential Care Center is raising money for its Resident Councils, and will have vendor tables at Harrison Old Home Days Thursday through Saturday, July 12-14, and at a Naples Vendor Fair on Saturday, July 14, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the American Legion Hall, Route 11 in Naples. For more information, call Dea Dea Robbins at 647-8821. Enchanted evening at Garden Illuminated SOUTH PARIS — See the McLaughlin Garden in a whole new light at the annual Garden Illuminated on Saturday, July 14 at 8 p.m. at the garden on Main Street in South Paris. The rain date is July 21. Beginning at dusk, hundreds of luminaria and tea-candle lights will be lit in the garden to create a most spectacular and enchanted evening. Wish lanterns will be launched at 9:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 and include a drink, finger food and live music. A cash bar will be available. Call the McLaughlin Garden at 743-8820 for tickets or for more information. Tickets may also be purchased at the event. Pickwick Club to discuss Bleak House AUBURN — The Pickwick Club, sponsored by the Auburn Public Library, will discuss Dickens’ Bleak House, second half, on Saturday, Aug. 25. The group meets in the library’s Community Room from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. For more information and reservations, call Alexis at 778-4510, Joanne at 5836957 or the library at 333-6640.
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(Continued from Page B) harmony. It makes for a very positive image and a very powerful musical statement.” The Tenors are joined on “Feels Like Home” by some of the most prestigious musical talent in Ireland. Their core musical accompaniment consists of producer and multi-instrumentalist, Martin Quinn, pianists Colm Henry, Gavin Murphy (Murphy is also the orchestral arranger) and drummer/percussionist, Andrew Quinn. John O’Brien plays pipes and whistles on several tracks. Also, on hand are the Radio Teilifis
Erin (RTE) Concert Orchestra (Ireland’s premier orchestra) and the Omagh Community Youth Choir. The Omagh Choir was founded in the late 1990s by Daryl in response to a 1998 car bombing by an IRA splinter group called the “Real IRA” in Omagh, in Northern Ireland. The bombing killed 31 people and injured hundreds of others. This commitment to harmony in the midst of discord is what underscores and inspires “Feels Like Home.” This kind of musical and cultural crossover is what “Feels Like Home” is ultimately
about. “We do 150 to 200 shows every year — primarily in the United States and Canada, but in other parts of the world as well,” Nelson said. “We cross a lot of borders when we travel, but we find that people all over the world are similar in many ways. Almost everyone is open to good music and an uplifting message. We have so many great fans around the world. This album is, in part, for them.” For tickets, call 935-7292 or go to stonemountainartscenter. com
Elaine Emery, superintendent of the Exhibit Hall at Waterford World’s Fair, is reminding all residents of Maine that the time is getting near to be thinking about what you want to bring to the Waterford World’s Fair this year. Emery states that a lot of old contests are still there, plus some new ones have been added.
The fifth annual Quilt Square Contest is always a very popular contest for all the ladies that like to sew. This year’s theme is “A Maine Wildlife Quilt.” Each contestant needs to get two pieces of cloth from Emery that must be included in the square that you enter. The rest of the square needs to be made out of 100% cotton and
have some wildlife in them, such as animals, flowers, birds, bugs, butterflies or trees, and you can either machine sew or hand sew; that choice is yours. Remember that your completed square needs to be mailed back to Emery in time for the July 10 judging. The 2011 quilt squares have been assembled into two lap quilts, and they will be on display in the Exhibition Hall during the Fair. Fairgoers can purchase tickets for a chance to win the quilts. Tickets are
(Continued from Page B) small town Maine; watching from the granite cliffs above the sea for her father’s lobster boat to come into port, making bread with her grandmother, and infiltrating the summer tourist camps with her friends. But with her mother gone, the heart falls out of Florine’s life and she and her father are isolated as they struggle to manage their loss. “Both sustained and challenged by the advice and expectations of her family and neighbors, Florine grows up with her spirit intact. And when her father’s past comes to call, she must accept that life won’t ever be the same while keeping her mother vivid in her memories. With Fannie Flagg’s humor and Elizabeth Stroud’s sense of place, this debut is an extraordinary snapshot of a bygone America through the eyes of an inspiring girl blazing her own path to womanhood.”
Rug hooking in Casco
CASCO — The RaymondCasco Historical Society will present “Folk Art Rug Hooking” on Sunday, July 15 at 9 a.m. The workshop will be held at the Historical Society building off Route 302 in Casco. Have you ever admired the simple and whimsical designs of hand-hooked rugs? The hands-on beginner’s workshop, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., will be led by Janet Conner. Genuine hooked rugs use wool fabric strips, not yarn, and are rich with texture and color. Like all old-fashioned crafts,
rug hooking is low-tech, simple and lots of fun! Instructor Conner is known as the “Happy Hooker” and she is an experienced teacher who loves working with beginners! Learn the sequence and procedure of rug hooking, from start to finish. Every step will be demonstrated. Reserve your seat for $30, plus the cost of a rug hooking kit for your project. Please send your check or money order for $30 to: RCHS, PO Box 41, South Casco, ME 04077, Attention: Pam Grant.
Rug hooking kits can be purchased directly from Conner by visiting her website at www. jconnerhookedrugs.com or emailing her at email@example.com. Your rug hooking kit will include everything needed: hook, instructions, design suggestions, binding, burlap, hoop and a selection of one-of-a-kind heirloom and hand-dyed wools. If you have a favorite pair of sharp fabric scissors, please bring these to class. Deadline for enrollment in this workshop is this Monday, July 9.
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have a theme with it, not just the pudding (one example: a pudding to take to the beach could be made in a beach pail). Let you imagination run wild, as long as it is chocolate and can be eaten. The Whoopie Pie and Chocolate Chip Cookie Contest will be held Friday, July 20 and the chocolate chip cookies will be first to arrive, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., with judging to follow. You need to have six cookies on a plate in a plastic bag. The whoopie pies will be next to arrive, from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., and the judging will be at 5:30 p.m. There will be two age groups: 10 to 15 years old and over 15 years old; you must have four whoopie pies on a plate with each one wrapped individually. Last but not least is the popular Picnic Basket Contest, which is always very interesting. Your basket must have a theme and needs to be for a picnic for two. Decorate and fill a basket; you decide which occasion you want to celebrate, be it 4th of July, a picnic on the beach, a birthday party…the list goes on. The picnic basket needs to arrive on Tuesday, July 17, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., or Wednesday, July 18, from noon to 6 p.m. For more information or questions, you may call Emery at 674-2694.
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Land Trust adds three members
FRYEBURG — The Upper Saco Valley Land Trust recently added three outstanding community members to its Board of Directors: Ann Bennett, Sarah Garlick and Brian Fowler. Ann Bennett lives in Jackson, N.H. and works at the Jackson Grammar School. She is the property manager for forest and farmland in the East Branch valley. She is also a former editor and longtime contributing writer to the Mountain Ear newspaper. A two-term member of the Jackson School Board, Ann also chaired the SAU 9 board. Other board affiliations include: MWV Dollars for Scholars, the Pequawket Foundation, and the Whitney Foundation, which oversaw the construction of the Whitney Community Center in Jackson four years ago. Sarah Garlick is a climber, writer, and educator specializing in earth and environmental science. She has established first ascents of rock walls in Greenland, the Middle East, and Newfoundland, and she’s scaled alpine routes in Patagonia, Peru, and the Canadian Rockies. Sarah is the author of the award-winning book Flakes, Jugs & Splitters: A Rock Climber’s Guide to Geology and is the founder/director of GeoReach, an organization dedicated to science outreach and communication. She currently serves as the Northeast Community Programs coordinator for the American Alpine Club. Brian Fowler is a retired consulting engineering geologist living in Madison, N.H. Currently, he undertakes geologic mapping projects for the U.S. and N.H. Geological Surveys and conducts independent research on the deglaciation of the White Mountains. He is a past president of the Mount Washington Observatory and the founder of the Mountain Rescue Service. In addition to these three new board members, Doug Burnell recently assumed the role of president of the board of the Upper Saco Valley Land Trust, taking over from Tom Earle, who operates the Earle Family Farm in South Conway, N.H. and who had held that post for seven years. Burnell is a lifelong Conway resident and principal of HE Bergeron Engineers in North Conway. He was also former chairman and board member of both the Conway Conservation Commission and Tin Mountain Conservation Center and is an owner of conservation-easement protected woodland. The mission of the Upper Saco Valley Land Trust is to preserve the ecological systems and cultural values of the Upper Saco River Valley. The Land Trust serves the towns of Hart’s Location, Bartlett, Jackson, Conway, Chatham, Albany, Eaton and Madison in New Hampshire and the towns of Fryeburg, Brownfield and Denmark. Through the use of conservation easements or by purchasing land in fee, it has preserved more than 5,200 acres of farmland, forestland, and wildlife habitat in its 11-year history.
Sebago Days gearing up SEBAGO — Are you ready for Sebago Days? It’s a chance for organizations, cottage industries, or individuals with talented designs to expose their goods and make a profit while having a good time. Sebago Days Booth Chairman Robert Burns invites you to join the other 22 groups and vendors selling their wares on July 20-21. Goods available will run the gamut through the alphabet, from afghans to zucchini bread. The midway will open from 5 p.m. until after the Tricky Britches performance on Friday night and all day Saturday, until the closing performance by Jonathan Sarty and the White Mountain Boys. As usual, the spectacular fireworks display will occur at approximately 9:30 p.m. on Saturday, with the chance for five individuals to participate in pushing the plunger to set off a dazzling burst of color. These names will be drawn from those holding a lucky ticket purchased for only $1 a chance. Burns reports there are a few remaining spaces with limited electricity, so your early registration is recommended if you desire a hook-up. Applications are available by calling 787-2489 or sending your request to Box 86, Sebago, ME 04029.
IN THE BLOOD, a “docu-exhibit” about Maine’s lumberman will be presented with live score by Sumner McKane this Friday, July 6, at 7:30 p.m. at the Denmark Arts Center.
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DENMARK — For over four centuries, Maineʼs forests have supplied the great cities of the East Coast with their lifeblood in lumber. Sumner McKaneʼs incredible new documentary traces the stories and hardships of the rugged Maine lumbermen of the early 20th century.
after the screening for a discussion of the film, moderated by Denmark Historical Society President JoAnn Harbourt. McKane is a musician and filmmaker based in Wiscasset. After seeing a short documentary on the subject of Maine lumbermen in the second grade, McKane became interested in
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Get involved in Old Home Days HARRISON — The Harrison Old Home Days will be held from Thursday, July 12 through Saturday, July 14. Set in the center of Harrison, this year’s festivities are sure to be a memorable event. Smokey’s Greatest Shows will provide thrill-seekers with “can’t be beat” carnival rides, there’ll be a brilliant fireworks display, and delicious fair food from a variety of vendors will be served up. The Harrison Old Home Days helps to support many of its community programs for our youth. Organizers are excited about this year’s entertainment: Thursday is Hurricane Mountain, Friday night is blues straight from the S. F. Jones Band; and Saturday night is the much-loved and locally-grown Road Kingz. Just try not to dance. Speaking of dancing, The Imari Dancers will be performing at 7:30 p.m., to warm up the
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Free events at eco center
RECOVERING FROM THE RAINS — The Harrison Public Works Department crew worked diligently in the early morning hours the last week of June to reclaim the sand at Crystal Lake Beach. They also had to repair the granite wall at Long Lake Park that, like the beach, eroded away during the heavy rains of May and June. Operating under a Maine Department of Environmental Protection permit by rule, both the beach and park have been restored to both a safe and environmental level.
Fryeburg Business Association news FRYEBURG — The day after July 4, on Thursday, July 5, a Fryeburg Business Association Social will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. at Carol Hanson Art, 14 Portland Street. There will be refreshments, entertainment, and an art activity, but mostly it is a chance to get to network with other FBA members in a funky, creative setting. RSVP to Carol at 603-733-6964 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org The following evening, Friday, July 6 is the first-ever “Fryeburg First Fridays” event,
New hours at Denmark library DENMARK — The Denmark Public Library will be closed each Wednesday. The library will instead be open on Thursday from 9 a.m. to noon and then from 3 to 8 p.m. This change of day will be evaluated in August to determine if it will be a permanent change.
an opportunity for local businesses to promote their wares to the public on the “T” intersection of Portland and Main Streets. This “Destination Fryeburg” initiative, a business fair of sorts, is the brainchild of Hanson and is supported by the FBA. The project has received an overwhelmingly positive response from the business community and locals. Starting at 4 p.m., First Friday is also a chance for families and friends to come down and meet the small business owners and see what they are offering and join in the “celebration of business.” If you are a home business, crafter or artist and would like to be part of this free Main Street event, please contact Hanson at 603-7336964 to make arrangements for your space. The “Fryeburg First Friday” will be held throughout the summer and possibly into the fall, depending on its popularity and success. Come be part of the fun and festivities, either as an exhibitor or as a strolling participant, shopper or spectator. Last but not least, the book Fryeburg Then & Now, a FBA
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STANDISH — This summer, the Portland Water District will host a series of events at the Sebago Lake Ecology Center. The sessions will give participants a glimpse of issues threatening Maine lakes and provide ways to get involved. • Tuesday, July 10, 6:30 to 8 p.m., “The Common Loon: A Symbol of Maine Wilderness and Indicator of Lake Health,” by Camilla Fecteau, wildlife biologist and St. Joseph’s College biology instructor. Have you wondered what the different loon calls mean? Are you interested in loon biology? The Portland Water District is pleased to offer an informative presentation to answer these questions and many more. • Tuesday, July 17, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., “LakeScaping — A beautiful way to protect the lake!” by Kirsten Ness, PWD water resource specialist. Learn how you can use
plants to prevent erosion, keep lakes and ponds clean and keep native habitats thriving. Yes, you can have a beautiful and lake-friendly shorefront! • Monday, July 23, 6:30 to 8 p.m., “Lakes 101 — How Lakes Work,” by Laura Wilson, water quality professional, UMaine Cooperative Extension. Why are there “cold pockets” of water in the summer lake? What is turnover? How does ice form and melt? How can you use seasonal variations to improve your fishing success? • Thursday, Aug. 2, 6:30 to 8 p.m., “Invaders! Milfoil on the Move!” Maine Center for Invasive Aquatic Plants’ Director Roberta Hill will help you distinguish between the good guys and the bad guys when it comes to plants in the lake. Learn about the species that threaten Sebago’s natural balance, and find out what you can do about them.
July tours at Scribner’s Sawmill and Homestead HARRISON — The historic 1847 Scribner’s Sawmill and Homestead will be open for tours on two Saturdays in July, on July 7 and 21, from 1 to 4 p.m. In addition to the tours, there will be demonstrations of barrel assembly and shingle making. In the Scribner Homestead museum, visitors will learn about the five generations of Scribners who operated or worked in the mill and take a peek into the life of the Scribner family. Entrance is free, however, all donations go toward the permitting process to establish
a low head dam with a fishway for the operation of the water driven mill machinery. Scribner’s Mill is found one mile south of Bolster’s Mills from Jesse Mill Road, just over the bridge in the Town of Harrison. Or follow the Maine State directional signs found at Carsley Road from Route 35 north or Maple Ridge Road from Route 117 to the mill.
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Poets on the Porch July 12
READING ALOUD — At Poets on the Porch in 2010, Lisa Moore shares one of her poems. The Harrison poet returns to this year’s event set for Thursday, July 12 at the Norway Memorial Library. NORWAY — If the thought of attending a poetry reading makes you wonder if you’d fall asleep, topple out of your chair and injure yourself, think again. For nine years now, people in the Oxford Hills have listened to poetry at the annual Poets on the Porch reading — which is part of the Norway Arts Festival — and not a one
has suffered a boredom injury. Poet Lisa Moore of Harrison explains why. “The answer lies in taking words on paper and breathing life into them by reading them aloud,” she said. “There’s something in the performance of a poem that is different than what most people experienced in high school English class.” This year’s Poets on the Porch reading — fondly referred to as POP X — will take place at 7 p.m. on Thursday, July 12 at Norway Memorial Library. Admission is free. This reading promises to be particularly interesting and fun, because festival organizers have made Poets on the Porch this year’s focus figure. Each year, the Norway Arts Festival chooses a person, place, organization or image that pulls the dimensions of the Festival together and celebrates the present and history of the Oxford Hills. Last year, it was Tony Montanaro, who was a mime and founder of the Celebration Barn Theater. Others from past years have included Minnie Libby, Lajos Matolcsy and Vivian Akers. In 2008, the focus figure was Lake Pennesseewassee (Norway Lake). A kickoff event for the festival takes place on Thursday evening and highlights the
focus figure. Because Poets on the Porch is this year’s figure, the reading will be on Thursday evening, instead of its usual Saturday afternoon time slot. Poets on the Porch has been part of the Norway Arts Festival since 2003, and at this year’s event, a dozen local poets will each give two fiveminute readings. One reading will be of their own work; the second, of poems by Maine poets of the past — particularly those from the Oxford Hills. As always, the short readings and the constant change of voices and styles are expected to make POP X a lively and not-to-bemissed event. Though there have been special, widely-known guest poets in the past, most of the readers have been local poets from the Oxford Hills area and over the years more than 60 poets have participated. This year, all readers will be local poets, many of whom have accepted a special poetic challenge. Western Maine Art Group, which is the co-sponsor of the festival, has asked the poets to write special poems about a painting called “The Marsh” by Barbara Traficonte of Waterford. Traficonte’s painting was awarded the grand prize, “Best in Show,” at last year’s Norway Arts Festival. On July 12, the poems about
the painting will be framed and sitting on the library’s mantel, with the painting hung above them. Visitors will be able to view the painting and read how different poets reacted to it. “It’s turned out to be quite a good exercise,” Moore said. “I’m thrilled because I think the poems that have been written are very good. I think Barbara is going to be thrilled, too, and it’s going to be a beautiful display.” Also at the reading, there will be a “smorgasbord of poems” available. Every poem that is read, plus the Marsh poems, will be laid out on a table. For a donation, visitors can get a folder that has a cover letterpress printed by Greg Shattenberg of West Paris. The folder can then be filled, smorgasbord fashion, with all the poems or just certain ones. Two special displays are being prepared to accompany the reading. One will honor the life and works of Norway poet, Hortense Gardner Gregg Gates (1879-1967). The second will show the history of Poets on the Porch, with photos, newspaper clippings, lists of poets who read, and other memorabilia. More information can be found online at norwayartsfestival.org and at poetsontheporch.com
more. The theater is located at 18 Bradley Street on the Fryeburg Academy campus. Parking is free. Maine Pro Musica is an orchestra comprised of professional musicians who perform
ductor and music director of the Williamsburg Symphonia in Virginia. The mission of Maine Pro Musica is to enrich Maine’s communities with first class musical performances. Its diverse repertoire is inspir-
As part of their 2012 Summer Tour, Maine Pro Musica Orchestra will perform a special program including Mozart — Overture to The Marriage of Figaro; Beethoven Piano Concerto, no. 3, op. 37, C minor; Mendelssohn Symphony No 4, op. 90, A major, “Italian.” For more information, visit http://mainepromusica.org Interested in dinner before the show? Lake Region Caterers is taking pre-orders for a pre-show dinner in the lobby of the Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center that evening. To make reservations, please contact the box office no later than Friday, July 20. The menu includes cranberry pecan chicken salad on croissant with greens and three bean vegetarian chili with honey corn bread. To make reservations, please contact the box office at 935-9232.
GET YOUR HOUSE TOUR TICKET NOW — The Naples Public Library is sponsoring a tour of lovely homes in the Lake Region, including a spectacular castle overlooking Long Lake (pictured). The tour will be held on Thursday, Aug. 2 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. This self-guided tour also includes admission to the new Naples Historical Museum. Refreshments are also included in the tour. Tickets cost $20 and may be purchased in advance or on the day of the tour at the Naples Public Library or at the FRYEBURG — Maine Pro or go to www.fryeburgacad- year round throughout the state. ing and artistically reward- Country Sleigh in Naples. All proceeds benefit the Naples Public Musica will perform at the emy.org. Group discounts are It was founded by Rockport ing, engaging audiences of all Library. For more information, call the library at 693-6841 or go Leura Hill Eastman Performing available to parties of 10 or resident Janna Hymes, the con- ages. to www.naples.lib.me.us
Maine Pro Musica coming to Fryeburg
Arts Center on Saturday, July 21 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $25 for adults, $20 for seniors (65-plus) and $15 for students (18 and younger) and may be purchased at the box office by calling 935-9232
MAINE PRO MUSICA ORCHESTRA returns to the Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center at Fryeburg Academy on Saturday, July 21 at 7:30 p.m.
Conversations at North Lovell Grange Hall LOVELL — The Lovell Historical Society is proud to present “North Lovell Conversations” on Sunday, July 8 at 1 p.m. Five members of Lovell’s community will participate in a roundtable discussion about the development of this unique area of town. Until the advancement of transportation, North Lovell was an isolated community with its own industry and schools. The area has witnessed major changes over time, particularly as a result of the growth of tourism. The five participants, all familiar with North Lovell’s history, are: Fred Fox, Jack
Hawley, Cliff Hill, Bill Lord and Ruth Mitchell. The discussion will be moderated by Jo Radner, past president of the American Folklore Society, Washington Storytellers Theatre and the National Storytelling Network. Come listen as these five storytellers recount life in North Lovell. The program will be held at the North Lovell Grange Hall, next to the Lewis Dana Memorial Library on Route 5. Admission is free. Members of the audience will be encouraged to join in the discussion before refreshments are served, courtesy of Kezar Realty. For more information, please call the Society at 925-3234.
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TRICKY BRITCHES is a high-energy string band hailing from Portland, which will perform as part of the Norway Arts Festival on Friday, July 13. From their roots of playing heel-stomping old-time fiddle tunes they have progressed into a fusion of classic bluegrass, country, and folk rock. The band consists of Tyler Lienhardt on fiddle, Seth Doyle on mandolin, Jed Bresette on bass and Ryan “Bear” Wilkinson on banjo.
Tricky Britches at Norway Arts Fest
NORWAY — Bring your dancing shoes and the whole family to the Norway Arts Festival annual street dance on Friday evening, July 13. Located behind Fare Share Market in Norway, the dance is from 5:30 to 9 p.m. and will include music, entertainment and a barbecue. The festivities kickoff with singers Katey Branch and Emma Day-Branch from 5:30 to 6 p.m. They will be followed by Dawson Hill and Friends from 6 to 7 p.m., with the featured performers, Tricky Britches, coming in from 7 to 9 p.m. Throughout the evening, Café Nomad will be onsite with a barbecue available to purchase.
Tricky Britches has quickly gained a solid reputation in Maine and beyond. In the summer of 2010, the boys successfully toured 13 countries in Europe, over the course of three and a half months. From Norwegian mountains all the way to Croatian beaches, crowds gathered round, danced, and hooted to the old-timey tunes and songs. Their second album, “Hard Fought Day,” was released in the spring of 2011, full of original songs, and featuring the band’s newest member, ”Bear” Wilkinson, singing and playing tenor banjo. Since then, they have been playing from Maine to Louisiana with several appearances at Tucker’s Pub, Stone Mountain
Arts Center, on WCSH’s “207” and this summer can be seen on the Main Stage at the Ossipee Valley Bluegrass Festival. VJ Foo will provide live event projection throughout the evening. With roots in graphic design, video editing, live sound and stage management, VJ Foo creates innovative experiences shared by all those who participate. He’s worked as a professional visual artist performing from the east coast to the west coast, and has produced stages for New England festivals ranging from 200 people to 3,500 people. This event is free and open to the public of all ages. For further information, check the Festival website at www.norwayartsfestival.org
Prouty band at Bray’s NAPLES — The Jessica Prouty Band will be playing Bray’s BrewPub & Eatery on Friday, July 13 from 9 p.m. to midnight in the BierGarten. The show is free and is open to the public. The band will play a mix of originals and covers. Jessica Prouty, vocalist and bassist, and Aaron Shuman, guitarist, both just finished their first year at Berklee College of Music in Boston. Jessica has been playing with Cam Pelkey, drummer, and Andy Covino, keys, for five years (with the band.) The band will tour this summer all over New England performing at summer concert series, club dates and festivals. For their continually updated schedule, go to www. JessicaProuty.com The Jessica Prouty Band, a four-piece, female-fronted, rock band, has won the John Lennon Educational Tourbus Daddy’s Junky Music Rockin’ Roland Battle of the Bands; came in second place at SchoolJam USA, a nation-wide contest, at NAMM in Downtown Disney in Calif. where Jessica won best vocalist and Cam won best drummer; won first place in Children’s Hospital Boston Notes for the Cure Battle for Best Song; and received the “Best Band” award at the Limelight Music Awards in Rhode Island this year. Their original songs get airplay all over New England.
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On the race docket Bridgton: 4 on the Fourth The 36th Annual Bridgton 4 on the Fourth Road Race will be held on Wednesday, July 4 at 8 a.m., beginning on Main Street, near Food City. Cost to register online is $15. Early race bib pick up will be held on Tuesday, July 3 from 4 to 6 p.m. at Bridgton Memorial School. The Bridgton 4 on the Fourth is a four-mile road race run from downtown Bridgton on a scenic and somewhat hilly back roads, which loop back to downtown. The race attracts a growing and faithful group of runners from New England and many other states. In 2001, the race was named New England’s top race by New England Runner magazine. In 2010, the race was inducted into the Maine Running Hall of Fame. Registration is available online at www.fouronthefourth. com Harrison: Run by the Lake 5K Registrations are now being accepted for the 10th Annual Run by the Lake 5K in Harrison. The race begins at 20 Front Street, by the Grange Hall on Wednesday, July 11 at 7 p.m., rain or shine. Race day registration takes place from 5 to 6:45 p.m. at the Harrison Town Office. The fee is $13 by July 1 or $18 after July 1. Harrison residents receive $3 off the entry fee. Free race t-shirts will be presented to the first 100 pre-registered runners! The 5K course starting line is in front of the Antique Store by the Harrison Grange Hall, follows Route 117 around the end of Long Lake toward North Bridgton, continues along Route 117, turns left onto Brickyard Hill Road, continues on Brickyard Hill Road, bears right out to Route 117, takes an immediate left following Route 117 for a very short distance where runners will take another immediate left (loops around the Bridgton Academy Beach) and then follows the same route back into Harrison, right onto Lincoln Street just after the Village Tie-Up and Grange Hall and finishes at the Post Office. Proceeds from the race go toward year-round special activities for the kids! 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Other prizes will be given to winners of various age groups. Poland Spring provides water for runners on the course and at the finish line where there will be plenty of refreshments and random prizes. Timing is provided by 5K Sports Race Management of Portland. Proceeds benefit the Lovell Recreation Department and the Old Home Days Parade. Be sure to bring the entire family to enjoy the parade and all the fun at the athletic field after the race, including the popular Lollipop Youth Race. Entry fee is still $13 until July 11 and $18 through race day. Runners may register online at www.Running4Free.com or download an entry form at www.Lovell5k.com. Contact Race Director Stan Tupaj at 925-1500 or email@example.com. Sebago: Family Fun Walk/Run The two-mile Family Fun Walk/Run is Saturday, July 21 at 8 a.m. A free toddler 50-yard dash kicks the day off at 7:55 a.m. The two-miler starts at 8 a.m. Entry fee is $8 per single entry, $30 for a family (four or more immediate family members with at least one parent). Pre-Registration: Mail registration form and entry fee to Event Organizers Marie and Jeff Cutting, 19 Mill Pond Circle, Sebago, ME 04029 or e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 787-3819. T-shirts to the first 75 to register. Registration on the day of the event: 7 to 7:45 a.m. at the start line located at the intersection of Routes 114 and 11 across from Sebago Elementary School. The two-mile course is an out-and-back on Route 11. Medals awarded in the following male and female categories: overall, 10 and under, 11-13, 14-17, 18-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60 and over. Casco: Casco Days Country Run The 34rd Annual Casco Days Country Run will take place on Saturday, July 28, at 9:30 a.m. The race is sponsored by the Casco Fire Association. Pre-registration is strongly encouraged. Day of race registration will be accepted starting at 7:30 a.m. until 8:30 a.m. at the Casco Community Center on Route 121 in Casco Village. All contestants are required to check in at registration prior to the start of the race even if they are preregistered. The first 250 pre-registrants will receive a Casco Days Road Race t-shirt. Please note that you must register before July 23 in order to receive a t-shirt. Awards are given to the top two female and male race winners and all category winners and runners-up:13 and under, 14-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-plus. Camp Categories (only area campers are eligible): 13 and under, 14-16. Entry donation to the Casco Fire Association: $15 before July 23 and $20 after July 23 through race day. Registration forms at www.cascodays.com Bridgton: Loon Echo Trek For a reduced rate, enter the Loon Echo Land Trust Trek by July 1. The annual Trek is slated for Saturday, Sept. 15 at Shawnee Peak. This popular annual benefit for Loon Echo Land Trust attracts hundreds of people from across New England and beyond offers something for everyone. Choose between a 25, 50 or 100 mile bicycle trek through breathtaking farm fields, lakes and mountains or enjoy a six mile hike across the ridge of Pleasant Mountain with gourmet rest stops along the way. New this year will be monthly training rides held at 8 a.m. RACE, Page C
The views of Crawford Notch from the summit of Mt Willard are spectacular.
(Photo by Allen Crabtree)
Freedom of the Hills: Mt. Willard “May these quiet hills bring peace. To the souls of those who are seeking,” — Sada Sutcliffe Coe, Monument in the Henry W. Coe State Park, California. By Allen Crabtree Guest Writer According to the New Hampshire Historical Society, “In the late 19th century, there was a greater concentration of grand resort hotels in New Hampshire’s White Mountains than anywhere else in America. Between 1885 and 1910, at the height of the era, more than 12,000 people could be accommodated in the region’s 200 hotels, inns, and boarding houses.” Construction began on the Crawford House at the top of Crawford Notch in 1850. It burned down in 1859, was rebuilt and operated until 1975. Abandoned, it burned in 1977. The Appalachian Mountain Club’s Highland Center now stands on the spot where the Crawford House once stood. Guests at the Crawford House had a number of trails easily accessible to explore the White Mountains, including a graded carriage path to the summit of Mount Willard. Guests could walk, ride burros or take a horse-drawn carriage to the summit. The trail today follows much of the old carriage path, offering a broad and fairly gradual climb to the summit. Crawford Notch was named for Abel Crawford, an explorer, trail-builder and hosteller in the early 19th century. The Notch
itself was shaped by glaciers during the ice age. The views of the Notch from the broad ledge at the summit of Mount Willard are spectacular. This is not a difficult hike, taking a little over an hour to climb, and one that would be a great family hike. Just be careful of the little ones on the summit — it is about 800 feet to the bottom if you fall. The Denmark Mountain Hikers climbed Mount Willard in both summer and winter. The hike offers fine views for a minimum outlay of effort. We have been at the top in summer when rock climbers came up the face of the cliff. In the winter, it is an easy snowshoe hike. Centennial Pool, about a half mile from the trailhead, is an interesting stop in the spring and early summer when there is water flowing. Hike facts Mount Willard is located in Carroll County, Harts Location, N.H. Difficulty: Easy. Trail distance to the summit (one way): 1.6 miles. Hiking time to the summit (one way): 1 hour 15 minutes. Elevation: 2,800 feet. Vertical gain: 900 feet. Coordinates: 44 12 14 N 71 24 47 W Directions to the trailhead: Follow Route 302 north from North Conway area through Glen and Bartlett (Route 16 splits right at Glen — stay left on Route 302). Route 302 con-
tinues through Bartlett north through Crawford Notch. At the height of land in the Notch, look for the old Crawford Depot on the left (west) and parking. Saco Lake is across the road on the right (east). The trail: The Mount Willard trail starts across the railroad tracks west of the Crawford Depot. There is a trail kiosk about 0.1 mile from the trailhead where the trails to Mount Avalon and Mount Willard diverge — take the left fork to Mount Willard. The trail passes Centennial Pool at 0.5 miles and at 0.7 miles rejoins
the old carriage road. The trail from there to the summit is gradual and broad to the summit ledges. What to bring: Good boots, rain or wind gear, touring poles, tick and mosquito repellant, sunglasses, water and snacks, personal first aid kit, matches, map, compass and cell phone. Let someone know your hiking plans before you leave! Next: The next hiking column will be on Burnt Meadow Mountain in Brownfield. For the next Denmark Mountain Hikers climb check The Bridgton News community calendar.
SEBAGO-LONG LAKE ALL STARS — Members of the Sebago-Long Lake U-12 All Star team include (front) Tristen Chaine; (middle row) Zach Skillings, Derrek Foss, Chase Weese and Derrek Mondville; (back row) Coach Don Foss, Coach Brad Scammon, AJ Scammon, Sam Cross, Matt Casey, True Meyers, JJ Eaton, Andrew Douglass, Cody Allen and Manager Tracy Allen. SLL beat Saco Valley, but then lost to SV on Sunday in Gorham.
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Guyot opens Lakes Region Sailing season with a win The Lakes Region Sailing Club kicked off the 2012 season with the Searles Regatta, sponsored by Searles Construction of Harrison, and a new sailboat made a big impression with Jerry Guyot at the helm. Race day was Saturday, June 30, and the weatherman was calling for sunny skies and heat, with westerly breezes from 7 to 12 knots. He was kinda right, but the breezes took a while to get going. Once they did, they decided to play games with the fleet, coming in shifty gusts typical of westerlies in the Lake Region. The morning did not look very promising with intermittent thermals marking the bay with ripples and whorls, but by 2 p.m. race time, the breeze was up and coming through with classic dark puffs and big compass moves. A staggered start system was
used. The course was seven miles, and handicap ratings were factored in, so with slow boats first/fast boats last, the first to the finish was going to be named the winner. The wind was off the west shore of Harrison Bay, so it was a two-mile close reach to the first turn. Jerry Guyot’s Flying Scot “Sail La Vie” got a strong start and into the lead shortly after the first mark, a lead he never relinquished. Rob Knowles’ “Barbara B” also did well. Rumor has it that he ended up second overall, and first in Cruising Class. The Cottons in their Daysailer got a late start, but still managed to catch up with the fleet, an amazing performance considering the boat’s handicap rating. The Santana 20s were well represented with “Hat Trick” and
Loon Echo Trust upcoming events
Upcoming events presented by the Loon Echo Land Trust include: • Thursday, July 12 from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m., Acoustic Sunset at Hacker’s Hill in Casco. The Swampdonkeys will perform a one-hour set of acoustic music on top of Hacker’s Hill while the sun sets beyond the White Mountains. Hailing from western Maine, “The Donks” incorporate styles of old time, Canadian Maritime, Irish and original songs. From John Henry to Charlie on the MTA, the band appeals to a wide variety of audiences with its rich texture of instruments, three-part harmonies and plucky, playful songwriting. There is a $10 per person ($5 for children) donation at the “door” to benefit the Hacker’s Hill Campaign. Refreshments will be served. Rain date will be July 13. • Saturday, July 14, at 5 p.m., Geology Talk at Hacker’s Hill. Spend an early evening with Geologists Robert Marvinney and Walter Anderson as they look back in time at the northern Sebago Lake region from a geological standpoint. The land between the west shore of Sebago Lake and the White Mountains offer an interesting story of ancient ocean shorelines, glaciers and multiple ice
ages. Hacker’s Hill provides a great vantage point and signs of geological events in the past. • Saturday, July 21, Nurture through Nature Green Living Expo. A full day of alternative green living workshops at Nurture Through Nature in Denmark. Whether you are tied to the grid or tired of the grid join others for this daylong expo to learn how you can green up, simplify and economize your living situation. The workshops go from 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. with a community wood-fired sauna to end your day. Pre-registration is required. Cost is $45 to $75 with a portion of the proceeds being donated to Loon Echo Land Trust. For more information or to register visit www.ntnretreats.com • Wednesday, July 25, Volunteer Appreciation Cookout. Loon Echo has a great group of volunteers and LELT would like to thank them with burgers, hot dogs and salads at the beautiful Centennial Park in Denmark, right at the outlet of Moose Pond. Trail adopters, Trek volunteers, office support people all play an important role in the work that Loon Echo does. Meet at the venue at 5 p.m. The cookout will run about two hours. RSVP required at email@example.com
“Lee Bitts” duking it out all the way around the course. And, John Cavanaugh’s “Robato” rounded out the fleet. In the end, it was Guyot by a country mile, Knowles handily in for second, and David Eddy’s Thistle a distant third. And as mentioned, this was Jerry Guyot’s first race in his boat Holy Flying Scot!
1. Jerry Guyot and Crew, Flying Scot “Sail La Vie,” Race Class. 2. Rob Knowles and Crew, Capri 22 “Barbara B,” Cruising Class. 3. Dave, Elizabeth and Carol Eddy, Thistle “Gwahair,” Race Class. 4. Bob Bean, Mike Bray and Paul Gillis, J22 “Rampage” Race Class. 5. Walt Read, Craig Trend and Jim Brennan, Santana “Hat Trick,” Race Class. 6. Charlie Perry, Tom Smith and Jesse Mann, Santana “Lee Bitts,” Race Class. 7. John Cavanaugh and guest
OFF TO A GOOD START — Jerry Guyot and his crew started the Lakes Region Sailing Club season on a strong note, getting off to a good start and then cruising to a win. Derrick, Hunter 23 “Robato,” Cruising Class. 8. Mark and Jackie Cotton, O’Day 19, Dinghy Class. The Lakes Region Sailing Club
invites all sailors to come out to sail with us on Tuesday nights in Harrison Bay off Lakeside Pines. Races start at 5:30 p.m. Visit the club’s website at www.lakere-
gionsailingclub.com, and call or send an e-mail if you’d like to join. The club is always open to taking a new sailor out on one of the boats.
Learn about wild birds at Wildlife Park
GRAY — Come to the Maine Wildlife Park in Gray this Saturday, July 7 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. to see, photograph and learn about the birds of Wild Haven. Barbara and Tomm
Turkey vulture at the Maine Wildlife Park
Tomlinson have been offering Raptor presentations for two decades. With bad jokes, silly props and live birds, nature education will never be the same! The Tomlinsons’ program birds were permanently disabled in accidents in the wild, so they cannot be released, but they have learned to be wonderful ambassadors for owls, hawks and more. A turkey vulture, red shouldered hawk and barn owl will be present for the event. Visitors will have the opportunity to photograph and be photographed with the birds. In addition, Barbara is a Master Falconer, and will have her red-tailed hawk, her falconry bird, at the park as well. The birds of Wild Haven are available for a variety of public and private events, so come to the park to learn how you might book them in the future. This will be an interesting event for the whole family. The Maine Wildlife Park has over 30 species of native wildlife on display, plus wildlife
gardens, nature trails, a fish hatchery and other interactive exhibits and displays. The park is open daily now through Nov. 11 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; visitors must exit the premises by 6 p.m. Admission to the park is free for ages 3 and under; $5 for ages 5-12; $7 for adults, and
$5 for seniors. Groups of 15 or more are $3.50 per person. Bring a picnic and spend the day! Family and Community Season Passes are available, and are an incredible bargain for families and groups that visit the park several times over the course of the summer. WILDLIFE, Page 4C
On the race docket
(Continued from Page C) on the first Sunday of each month. These rides will take you along various routes, which tour Loon Echo preserves and promise to be beautiful while offering excellent training. Visit www. loonechotrek.org for more information Loon Echo Land Trust protects over 4,000 acres of land in the northern Sebago Lake region. Registration is now open and people are encouraged to sign up for the “Early Bird Special” before July 1. For more information, visit www.loonechotrek.org. Volunteers are also needed for the trek and are encouraged to e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 647-4352.
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MDIF encourages largemouth taking The Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife is encouraging the taking of largemouth bass of all sizes from certain Down East waters by licensed anglers starting on July 1. Under a fairly new law enacted by the Maine Legislature, the MDIFW commissioner has the ability to authorize licensed anglers to assist in the taking of illegally introduced invasive species in an effort to protect the resource. Department biologists have positively identified fish caught in Grand Falls Flowage as largemouth bass, indicating the illegal introduction of the species to the area and prompting the effort to eliminate them before they can gain a foothold in the flowage and endanger the smallmouth bass population already there. “It’s very unfortunate that illegal stocking continues, and it’s time that Maine’s angling community takes notice,” said Chandler E. Woodcock, MDIFW commissioner. “In this case, Washington County is one of the nation’s premier smallmouth bass fishing destinations, and this single introduction could jeopardize the fishery in more than 18,000 acres.” The department’s biological staff will be working with the local anglers and the Passamaquoddy Tribe’s biologists to assess the extent of this introduction within the next few days. The waters in the St. Croix River drainage that are included in this effort are: • Grand Falls Flowage (includ-
ing Tomah Stream, Berry Brook and George Brook Flowage); • Lewy Lake (including Huntley Brook); • Long Lake; • Big Lake (including Grand Lake Stream, Musquash Stream, Little Musquash Stream, Clifford Stream and Little River); • St. Croix River from Vanceboro Dam down to tidewater in St. Stephen/Calais (including Woodland Flowage). To distinguish a largemouth bass from a smallmouth bass, look at the upper jaw of the bass. The upper jaw bone of a largemouth bass extends behind the eye, while the upper jaw of a smallmouth bass extends to the middle of the eye. Largemouth bass also have a black horizontal stripe running down their side that will not be found on smallmouth bass. Largemouth bass are generally found in shallow water areas and strongly associate with underwater structures such as logs, stumps or boulders. Introducing a non-native or invasive species to a water body in Maine is illegal and can have significant negative impacts. Illegally introduced fish species can prey upon existing species, compete for food and habitat with those species, extend to other water bodies, increase the potential for diseases to be spread and can ultimately change a fishing habitat forever. For more information on this effort or to report caught largemouth bass, please contact Regional Fisheries Biologist
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This week’s puzzle
Theme: Classic games ACROSS 1. *Talking board? 6. King or queen ___ 9. Drink too much 13. *Poker stakes 14. Romanian monetary unit 15. Sweet tooth addiction 16. Novelist Anne and footballer Jerry 17. Landers or Coulter, e.g. 18. Members of the media 19. Beat hard 21. *Type of checkers 23. To ___ a dog on someone 24. Brian Urlacher, e.g. 25. Beauty treatment site 28. Tibetan priest 30. Covered with hairs 35. *Journey from college to retirement 37. Master of his castle 39. Body center 40. Desktop picture 41. _____ attack 43. Drunken reaction 44. Welsh dog breed, pl. 46. Very bright star 47. Fly like eagle
48. Eternal, in the olden days 50. Time distortion 52. A layer in plywood 53. U-____ 55. Faux ___ 57. *Opposite of chutes 61. Like the Witch of the West 64. Theater guide 65. *Highest or lowest card 67. Found in Boy Scouts 69. Found on a map 70. 4 qts. 71. Ship away from harbor 72. Ants’ structure 73. Finish line 74. Attention-seeking DOWN 1. Crew tool 2. Used for measuring 3. Allergy symptom 4. They go with cheers 5. Lash out 6. Dull or uninteresting 7. Poetic “even” 8. Knucklehead 9. Wrong ____ 10. S-shaped molding 11. *Football play 12. Gaelic 15. State of one’s emotions 20. Sell illegally 22. As opposed to mishap 24. Barn occupant? 25. Pizza serving 26. Edging of small loops, as on lace 27. In front of 29. Sound of disapproval 31. Right hand column, like in baseball 32. The lowest deck 33. “Round up the _____ suspects!” 34. *Game of apologies 36. Denotes engineer 38. Prima donna
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42. Plural of “carpus” 45. Be inherent in something 49. A husk of corn 51. *Blinky, Pinky and Inky game 54. Habitual practice 56. *Hockey players do it 57. Boozer 58. Reproductive structures 59. Indian soup 60. *”The farmer in the __ __” 61. Join by heating 62. More 63. Legal right to a property 66. *Kick it 68. “Never ___ never”
Game solutions on Page 7C
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BRIDGTON – Owners must sell and move on. Lovely in-town setting abutting Shorey Park with Stevens Brook frontage with waterfall, walk to Highland Beach. 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, fireplace. Business or private home. $139,500.
BRIDGTON – Very well-kept 3-bedroom, 2-bath shingle-style home, fireplace, large living room, 1-car garage, minutes to Moose Pond and Shawnee Peak. Large 3-season porch in back with gardens. $129,900.
20 High St. (Rt. 26) So. Paris, ME 04281
Helga Thurston, Owner/Broker Janet Truman, GRI/Broker Linda Nista, ABR/Broker Terry Keiser, Assoc. Broker MLS 1037976 South Paris. Gracious New England Estate, operating as “King’s Hill Inn” B& B. Cozy common rooms, several suites & guest rms., view, enchanting gardens, a wedding chapel, carriage house & the 1890s barn add to the property’s unique & historic character. 23± acres. Suited for private or commercial use. Great opportunity for the equestrian, gardener, gentleman farmer, history buff & more. $749,000
BRIDGTON – Beautiful home filled with character, floor-to-ceiling fireplace, wood floors throughout, master suite on 1st floor, new sunroom overlooks perennial gardens, rights to fabulous sandy beach and to your own boat mooring in prime waterfront community. $298,000.
BRIDGTON – 3-bedroom, 2-bath home with large deck in the back yard. Doublewide mobile home located in pleasant downtown location. Convenient to all amenities. Home has a master suite with garden tub master bath. Sunny kitchen with large eat-in bar. $115,000.
BRIDGTON – This lovely in-town home has 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, office space or separate business space if needed. Remodeled kitchen with lots of cabinets, a pleasure to show. Handicapped entrance. $159,000.
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BRIDGTON – Cape-style home with 4 bedrooms. New kitchen, new wiring, many other new improvements. Fireplace in large living/dining area. Enclosed, heated porch. Large unfinished addition. Oversized garage, can fit 4 cars. Home in process of finishing updates. $169,000.
BRIDGTON – Winter view of Shawnee Peak. Private dead-end road. Small, yet easy to heat, immaculate inside and out. Detached garage. You can walk to Shawnee Peak and Moose Pond. A nice package. $175,000.
MLS 1046053 Waterford. Impressive, secluded setting overlooking expansive mountain views. Old homestead location with stonewalls and fields. Open concept cape — bright and light. Oversized garage with potential for beautiful bonus room. Lovely flooring and molding. 10 acres. $295,000
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BRIDGTON – Lovely home, many updates. 5 bedrooms and 2 baths provide an amazing amount of space. This home has a renovated barn and “in-law” space with much potential. All new wiring, septic, and more. Currently being used as home and art studio. Convenient location. Beautiful perennial gardens. $169,900.
BRIDGTON – Older country cape, ready to move in. Living room has fireplace with built-in bookcases. 3 bedrooms, oak hardwood floors, enclosed back porch. Close to village, skiing and lakes. $129,900.
BRIDGTON – Moose Pond beach just steps away. Remodeled chalet with 4 bedrooms, 2 baths. Open floor plan… you will love it. Enjoy the location, the pool, the beach, tennis, boat docks. A great investment if you want to have fun. $179,000.
MLS 1018606 Waterford. Gracious 1794 antique home known as “Plummer Place.” Wonderful period features. Appeared in Down East Magazine. Extraordinary setting with scenic view, lovely gardens, expansive lawns, stonewalls and woods. Several recent efficiency updates. A rare offering! $395,000
WATERFORD – This lovely home has river frontage, acreage (4 acres or up to 118 acres). A must see inside, many fireplaces, many bedrooms. Newer ell with family room and newer barn. Hawk Mtn. view from most rooms. $349,999.
MLS 1058980 Waterford. Beautifully-crafted contemporary home situated privately on over 8 acres. Quiet area of lovely homes within an easy drive to the towns of Norway and Bridgton. Newlybuilt of high quality materials. Exceptional stone and tile work. Numerous custom features. Open concept design. Wonderful opportunity. $329,000
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HARRISON – A very special year round Lakefronter, well-cared-for, lot of room for the family, finish the daylight basement for more space. Private waterfront and setting. Huge sunny deck. You will love the great room. $399,000.
GREENWOOD – Acreage, 13 acres, fields, 2200 ft. waterfront on Hicks Pond. This farm has a large country kitchen, a porch you won’t want to leave. A lot for the $$$. More acreage available across the road. $225,000.
We have many more listings in Waterford, Stoneham, Norway, Oxford Greenwood and other Area Towns.
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Incidents appearing on the Bridgton Police blotter These items appeared on the Bridgton Police Department blotter (this is a partial listing): Tuesday, June 26: 6:04 a.m. Bridgton Police assisted the Bridgton Fire Department at report of a structure fire on Hio Ridge Road, following a
lightning strike to an outside transformer. No fire was seen showing, upon arrival. 11:52 a.m. A police officer responded to a report of a general disturbance on John’s Cove Road. Wednesday, June 27: 12:22
FRYEBURG — This is a partial listing of incidents handled by the Fryeburg Police Department from June 25 through 30, 2012: Monday, June 25: 4:40 p.m. A police officer responded to an unspecified complaint on South Chatham Road. 9:14 p.m. A harassment complaint on Portland Street was investigated. 11:14 p.m. A report of a disturbance on Oxford Street was investigated. Tuesday, June 26: 1:44 p.m.
A report was taken regarding a theft on Old River Road. 11:10 p.m. Alyssa Randall, 21, of Sebago, was arrested and charged with operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of an intoxicant, following a traffic stop on Main Street. Thursday, June 28: 10:30 p.m. A report of a disturbance at a business on Main Street was investigated. Friday, June 29: 12:55 a.m. A report of a disturbance at the intersection of Lovewell’s Pond Road and Meadow Lane was
The Maine Chiefs of Police Association recently voted to support a “strong stance” when it comes to enforcing LD1912, a series of new laws, effective Aug. 30, 2012, aimed at encouraging responsible driv-
ing by young adults. According to the Maine State Police, there have been 27 deaths attributed to young drivers ages 15 to 24 on Maine highways since Christmas 2011. The Maine Chiefs of Police
p.m. Police officers responded to a report of a domestic disturbance in front of a store on Portland Road where Robert H. Avery, 26, of Bridgton, was arrested for domestic violence assault. Avery, who was also charged with sale and use of
drug paraphernalia, was transported to the Cumberland County Jail in Portland. Avery’s bail was set at $5,000. 3:35 p.m. A caller from Frost Farm Road reported hearing continuous gunshots behind their house for the past hour. 4:51 p.m. A 2000 GMC Sierra pickup truck operated by Kenneth R. Stuart, of Bridgton, was struck by a 2000 Ford F250 operated by operated by Robert investigated. J. McHatton Jr., of Bridgton, by 7:20 a.m. Curtis J. Smith, Ken’s Kove on Main Street. 33, of Fryeburg, was arrested on a felony Class C charge of violating a condition of release and was also charged with cultivating marijuana and unlawful possession of a Scheduled drug (Clonazepam). Numerous summonses were also issued on the Saco River for illegal consumption of liquor by a minor and furnishing a place for minors to consume liquor, according to Senior Fryeburg Police Officer Richard Murray.
On Fryeburg Police log
7:15 p.m. Stacy M. Plummer, 40, of Sebago, was charged with sale and use of drug paraphernalia, following a traffic stop on Portland Road. Plummer was released on personal recognizance. Thursday, June 28: 9:33 p.m. Gunnar P. Borsetti, 24, of Sebago, was charged with unlawful possession of scheduled drugs and possession of a useable amount of marijuana, following a traffic stop on Harrison Road (Route 117)
by Iredale Street. Borsetti was released on personal recognizance. 11:24 p.m. Jeffrey A. Swecker, 22, of Bridgton, was charged with possession of a useable amount of marijuana and sale and use of drug paraphernalia, following a traffic stop on Portland Road. Swecker was released on personal recognizance. Tickets: During this reporting period, police issued 11 summonses and 40 warnings.
Chiefs support youth law Widlife Park birds
(Continued from Page 2C) The Maine Wildlife Park, located off Route 26, is owned and operated by the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife. The park exists to promote an understanding and awareness of the wildlife, conservation and habitat protection programs and projects of MDIFW.
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GREAT BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY! Renters by day or by the week. Eleven seasonal cabins built in 1950 and three year-round rentals built in 2004 plus main house. Owner financing available. $1,495,000. MLS #1043171
HARRISON – Turnkey contemporary with 150 ft. on beautiful Crystal Lake. Walk to village. Private, sandy bottom frontage. First floor bed and bath. Brick fireplace. Expansive deck, garage, walkout basement with laundry area, granite counters. $399,000. MLS #1046499
BRIDGTON – Beautiful Lindal Post & Beam Cedar Contemporary overlooking Long Lake. Cathedral ceilings with stone fireplace in open living/kitchen/dining area, great for entertaining. Attached glassed-in sunroom, 2-car garage, daylight basement pre-plumbed for bath and unfinished fireplace. $829,000. MLS #1046871
BRIDGTON – Gracious lakeside living on Long Lake. Beautifully-appointed, well-maintained year round home offers expansive water views, charming boathouse at water's edge, and privacy. Deck, oversized garage, radiant heat, hot tub, nicely-landscaped. $749,000. MLS #1045567
BRIDGTON – Classic Maine Cottage on West Shore Long Lake. 3 bedrooms, 1 bath, beautiful screened-in porch, lovely lot, 170 ft. on the water, end of road. $469,000. MLS #1048534
BRIDGTON – Photos do not do home justice! Glass to the ceiling. Brazilian cherry floors, open kitchen with granite countertops, stone fireplace in living room, separate 3-season room, separate over-the-water bunkhouse, sandy gradual entry, detached 3bay garage. $795,000. MLS #1048659
HARRISON – Gorgeous custom, roomy contemporary 4-season home with 150 ft. frontage on quiet west shore of Crystal Lake. Property features extensive decking, hot tub, family/game room, open concept living, and lots of wood flooring and woodwork. Walkout lower level. $559,000. MLS #1042247
NAPLES – Turnkey year round lakefront cottage has open westerly views and boat ramp. Steps to water/dock. Level lot. Loft sleeps 4. $349,000. MLS #1051734
HARRISON – LONG LAKE R.O.W. – Beautifully-maintained California layout. 3bedroom, 2-bath ranch with lots of glass and privacy, setting on ±5-acre lot steps away from 2 R.O.W.s to Long Lake. 2-car garage under, large deck, cathedral ceilings, etc. Only $269,900. MLS #1047625
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HARRISON – ±65 ft. sandy frontage on Long Lake for $359,900 comes with this camp. 2 bedrooms 1st floor, 2 bedrooms in finished basement. Great deal on east side of lake. MLS #1050025
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Bridgton – Lakeside living at its finest! Immaculate and sunny Long Lake waterfront townhouse with fireplace, 4 baths, master bedroom with private bath, deck, brand new finished basement with wood stove and sliders to beach. Private boat slip and tennis courts......................................$375,000.
Bridgton – Impressively-restored Bridgton landmark home. Walk to town. Large barn heated and used for successful business. Charming 1-bedroom apt. Outbuilding/stable with water and electric. Workshop. Endless potential for income or in-home business. MUST SEE. GREAT VALUE..........$235,000.
Harrison – Upper level has spacious and sunny 1 or 2-bedroom home with 1 bath. Open plan living/dining/kitchen with large deck. Lower level has 2-car garage and workshop plus covered carport, sited on well-landscaped 1.07 acres, close to village and public beach. Great investment/rental history....................$112,000.
Bridgton – Reduced! – Very well-maintained chalet in Knights Hill beach community. 4 bedrooms, full finished walkout basement has office/den and bonus room, 11⁄2 baths, .75 acre, screened porch, deck, patio and 50 yr. metal roof (new 2006). This property has much to offer! Only 5 minutes to Shawnee Peak. Great 4-season vacation home. Septic design is for 3 bedrooms.........$169,900.
Waterford – Enjoy country life in this ultra-charming 1850s farmhouse with pastoral backyard. Wood floors throughout, woodstove, new windows, roof, heat system and more. 3 bedrooms, mudroom, open dining/living room. Great barn for horses or farm animals.... ..................................................$149,000.
Harrison – Immaculate, efficient cape in very private setting with views of Mt. Washington, Pleasant Mtn. and Long Lake. Shed, generator, central air, lovely landscaping, fantastic screen porch overlooking views. Deck, furnished. Possible additional finish space in basement............................$199,900.
Bridgton – Unfinished unit in 32-unit complex at Shawnee Peak Ski Resort. Great opportunity to finish as you wish and use for skiing, summer, or beautiful and popular rental. Located 30 minutes from No. Conway, NH outlets, with 4-season recreation..........$95,000.
Bridgton – Sunny 2-bedroom antique cape with large eat-in kitchen, goodsized living room, 2 baths, mudroom and porch. Walk to town! Also has full and dry basement...................$109,000.
Bridgton – Hilltop family retreat located at the peak of a private, winding road w/unparalleled, panoramic mountain views. Only 5 minutes to Shawnee Peak. The interior features 3 levels of living space specificallydesigned to hold a crowd, yet maintain the privacy of its occupants. Giant master suite complete with his/ hers office space, oversized bath, double closets, and craft room with skylights! 9 ft. ceilings, hardwood floors, multilevel deck, lovely porch and much more. The lower level boasts 1200 sq. ft. guest quarters with private patio, perfect for in-laws or visiting families!................ $335,000.
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Bridgton – 3.9 acres situated in rural setting, yet close to town, skiing and area lakes. Nice, level lot....................$39,900. Bridgton – HIGHLAND POINT. Here’s a rare opportunity! First time offered. Exceptional building lot is just ±1000 ft. from the waterfront common area on Highland Lake. Build your dream home in this year round waterfront community of quality homes..........................$99,900.
Fryeburg – Development potential! 20+ acres with 599 ft. road frontage and 79 ft. of frontage on Rte. 302. Nice sandy soil, close to town, many possibilities.............. ....................................................$169,900. Raymond – Prime waterfront acreage on Crescent Lake! 2.11 acres with 942 ft. of waterfront in Sunset Point Estates. A perfect spot for your dream vacation home. Restrictive covenants................$550,000.
Harrison – Attractive Log Home in quiet country location includes 3 bedrooms, enclosed sunroom, fireplace, cathedral ceilings, post and beam construction and farmer’s porch!..........................$155,000.
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Debt dispute leads to altercation; two men charged By Lisa Williams Ackley Staff Writer RAYMOND — A 51-year-old local man was transported to a Portland hospital Monday night and two men were charged with allegedly assaulting him, in what police called a dispute over a debt. The unnamed victim, who
sustained chest injuries and a broken leg when he was struck by a GMC Suburban, according to police, was transported to Maine Medical Center in Portland. Charged with one felony count of reckless conduct with a motor vehicle was Richard Dean
Valliere, 35, of Windham. Police charged Hubert Arthur Libby Jr., 51, of Gorham, with one misdemeanor count of assault. Deputies from the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a disturbance at a private garage used for repairing vehicles at 75 Mill Street around
10 p.m. on June 25, Captain Don Goulet stated. Goulet said the dispute allegedly involved a financial debt owed one of the two men by the victim. “The incident escalated and Libby punched one of the men,” said Captain Goulet. “Another
CUMBERLAND COUNTY The following individuals were arrested and charged with crimes allegedly committed in the Lake Region and were transported to the Cumberland County Jail in Portland: Nickolas James Mains, 33, of Gray, at 3:38 p.m. on June 13 in Raymond by the Cumberland County Sheriff’s office for burglary. Ryan Timothy Coy, 30, of Auburn, at 4:19 a.m. on June 17 in Casco by the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office for operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of an intoxicant (one prior conviction).
OXFORD COUNTY The following individuals were arrested and charged with crimes allegedly committed in the Lake Region and were transported to the Oxford County Jail in Paris: Robert Scott Hargis, 21, of Brownfield, at 11 a.m. on June 12 at Bridgton District Court by the Oxford County Sheriff’s Office for failure to appear in court. Aaron James Gould, 44, of Glen, N.H., at 8:12 p.m. on June 12 in Denmark by the Maine State Police for operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of an intoxicant. Jessica E. McDevitt, 24, of Porter, at 11:21 p.m. on June 12 in Porter by the Maine State Police for failure to appear in court. Clint C. Cram, 33, of Hiram, at 2:43 a.m. on June 17 in Hiram by the Maine State Police for domestic violence assault. Marla Jean Reagan, 48, of Waterford, at 10:50 p.m. on June 17 in Waterford by the Oxford County Sheriff’s Office for domestic violence assault
and disorderly conduct. Mario E. Angeloni, 27, of Waterford, at 11:16 p.m. on June 17 in Waterford by the Oxford County Sheriff’s Office for disorderly conduct. Clint C. Cram, 33, of Hiram, at 2:43 a.m. on June 17 in Hiram by the Maine State Police for domestic violence assault. Marla Jean Reagan, 48, of Waterford, at 10:50 p.m. on June 17 in Waterford by the
Oxford County Sheriff’s Office for domestic violence assault and disorderly conduct. Mario E. Angeloni, 27, of Waterford, at 11:16 p.m. on June 17 in Waterford by the Oxford County Sheriff’s Office for disorderly conduct. Wayne C. Adams Jr., 42, of Brownfield, at 12:55 p.m. on June 28 in Brownfield by the Maine State Police for domestic violence assault.
Mainers should be on the lookout for a new e-mail phishing scam now circulating that targets Department of Defense military members, retirees and civilian employees. According to Internal Revenue Service spokeswoman, Peggy Riley, the e-mail appears to come from Defense Finance and Accounting Services and displays a .mil e-mail address. The
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garage worker armed himself with a splitting maul, as it was believed that one of the suspects had a gun,” he said. “Valliere got into his vehicle and proceeded to strike one of the victims with the vehicle, running over the victim. The suspects fled in the truck and were stopped by Windham
Police a short time later and detained until deputies could arrive.” Capt. Goulet said the case remains under investigation and the charge lodged against Valliere will be presented to a Cumberland County Superior Court grand jury in the future.
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(Continued from Page C) driver’s license, any violations obtained will result in the following occurring before driving privileges will be restored: • 30-day license suspension for first offense. • 180-day license suspension for second offense. • One year license suspension for third and subsequent offenses. • Must complete a driver improvement course. • Must pay a $50 reinstatement fee. During the first two years a young driver holds a new license, any committed major offense (Criminal Speed, Operating Under the Influence, Operating After Suspension, etc.) will result in the following before driving privileges will be restored (in addition to any current requirements that may be mandatory based on the specific conviction): • License suspension will be based on current law or the new suspension periods as listed above — whichever is longer. • Must complete a driver improvement course. • Must complete up to 60 hours of community service. • Must successfully complete a driving examination (both written and road). • Must pay a $200 reinstatement fee. LD1912 also increases the minimum fine for Texting and Driving from $100 to $250 for all drivers. The Maine Chiefs of Police Association has encouraged law enforcement agencies across the State of Maine to send a message, by way of strict enforcement, with regard to LD1912 in an effort to keep new drivers safe and to save lives by gaining voluntary compliance. Parents are urged to become educated with these law updates, and to encourage and enforce young driver compliance, as we all want our young drivers safe!
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Greg Burr at 434-5925 or the Passamaquoddy Warden Service at 796-2677. If you observe a person releasing live fish into a water body, gather any information you can on the person’s description, boat hull number or vehicle license number if applicable and report it to Operation Game Thief at 1800-253-7887. If you catch a species that you believe is not known to inhabit that water body, kill the fish and freeze it immediately or take a photograph of the fish and contact the nearest regional MDIFW Office, listed in the fishing lawbook. To learn more about fishing in Maine, go to www.mefishwildlife.com
Jury indictments CUMBERLAND COUNTY The following individuals were indicted by a Cumberland County Superior Court grand jury May 11, 2012 for crimes allegedly committed in the Lake Region: Justin Craig, 28, of Bridgton, one count each Class C criminal threatening, Class C terrorizing and Class D domestic violence assault. Beth Frost, 60, of Naples, one count each Class C reckless conduct and Class E failure to stop
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Continuing through the July Fourth holiday week, Maine State Police will be using aircraft, unmarked cruisers and additional troopers in an effort to keep motorists safe. The Chief of the State Police, Colonel Robert Williams, said troopers will be looking for aggressive and impaired drivers. In addition, the colonel has ordered a crackdown on distracted driving and seat belt enforcement and all of those efforts will continue throughout the summer. “Too many drivers are ignoring common sense by either texting or not using their seat belts; and troopers will be paying special attention to those violations throughout the summer. Too many people are dying on Maine roads not using their seat belts and too many drivers are not paying attention to what they are doing,” Colonel Williams said. “July and August are the busiest months on Maine roads and usually the deadliest. State Police will be joined by 50 local police departments and sheriff offices looking for drunk drivers through Labor Day in a coordinated effort.” The Maine Bureau of Highway Safety has awarded $250,000 of federal highway funding to law enforcement agencies to pay for additional patrols this summer looking for impaired drivers. As of last week, 72 people have died on Maine roads during the year. That number is lower than the 10-year average, but higher than at this time last year, which turned out to be the safest year on Maine roads since 1959. June has been a deadly month with 21 deaths (as of last Friday), compared to 10 deaths for the month last year.
OXFORD COUNTY The following individuals were indicted by an Oxford County Superior Court grand jury on June 15, 2012 for crimes allegedly committed in the Lake Region: Jason M. Brown, 34, of Waterford, two counts of Class C violating a condition of release. Christopher M. Burnell, 29, Crime in Maine increased +5.4% during 2011, according to of Fryeburg, one count of Class the Maine Department of Public Safety, the largest jump since 1975. JURY, Page C Maine Public Safety Commissioner John E. Morris said every crime category went up last year, except a slight decrease in robberies. Morris said, “Drugs are the main reason for the increase as addicts commit crimes to feed their habits. Prescription drug to an address in Florida. “The information on these abuse is responsible for much of the state’s drug problem. documents is then used by the Although Maine continues to be one of the safest states in the scammers to commit identity country, the crime numbers are troubling.” Burglaries increased for the third year in a row, up +10% in theft. Typically, identity thieves use someone’s personal data 2011 (8,079 reported in 2011 vs. 7,343 in 2010). Burglaries rose to empty the victim’s financial +8.6% in 2010. Larceny-thefts increased in 2011 by +3.5% (25,344 thefts accounts, run up charges on the victim’s existing credit cards or reported in 2011 vs. 24,490 reported in 2010). Larcenies rose apply for new loans, credit cards, +2.4% in 2120 Although robberies decreased -2.4% in 2011, Maine police services or benefits in the vicreported only 10 less cases of robberies than the year before (406 tim’s name,” Riley said. CRIME NUMBERS, Page C
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Jury indictments (Continued from Page C) B burglary and two counts of Class C theft. Zachary E. Jackson, 23, of Fryeburg, two counts of Class C theft and one count each Class B burglary and Class C receiving stolen property. Tiffany M. Loring, 23, of West Baldwin, two counts of Class C theft and one count each Class B burglary and Class C receiving stolen property. Arielle A. Nagy, 21, of Brownfield, one count each Class C negotiating a worthless instrument, Class C theft and Class D misuse of identification. Kristina M. Rowe, 23, of Lyme, Conn., Class C unlawful possession of Scheduled drugs.
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(Continued from Page C) cases in 2011 vs. 416 cases in 2010). Robberies had increased in 2010 by +4.3% and in 2009 saw a +19.9% increase in robberies. Both aggravated assaults and simple assaults increased in 2011. Aggravated assaults, which involve serious injury and usually a weapon, increased by +16.3% (884 cases in 2011 vs. 760 cases in 2010). Simple assaults increased by +15.3% (12,200 cases reported in 2011 vs. 10,581 simple assaults for 2010). Arson saw an increase of +6.1% during 2011, with 15 additional cases reported (260 cases in 2011 vs. 245 cases in 2010). The value of the property damaged by arson fires jumped by $1.3 million, from $4,704,137 during 2010 to $6,010,974. Motor vehicle thefts increased by +5.5% in 2011 (1039 vehicles were stolen in 2011 vs. 985 vehicles stolen in 2010). There were 28 homicides in 2011 compared to 24 homicides in 2010. There were 414 rape cases reported to law enforcement in 2011, which were 25 more cases than were reported in 2010. The percentage increase for rape-sexual assault was +6.4%. Domestic violence assaults also increased during 2011 by +4.6% in 2011 (5,353 reported in 2011 vs. 5,117 reported in 2010). This increase reversed three straight years of declines in domestic violence assaults in Maine. Commissioner Morris said, “It’s my hope that the increase in domestic and sexual assaults is because victims are more likely to report the crime because of greater response by law enforcement and the assistance available from many support groups throughout Maine to help victims. In addition, Governor LePage has made domestic violence a priority and that high profile leadership has brought renewed focus on the problem.” The Maine Coalition to End Domestic Violence phone number is 866-834-HELP or www.mcedv.org and the Maine Coalition Against Sexual Assault’s phone number is 800-8717741 or www.mecasa.org. Both organizations have complete listings of local groups that offer assistance. Crime in the rural areas increased +3.5% in 2011, while crime in the cities and towns increased by +6%. In the rural areas, patrolled by State Police and sheriff’s departments, all crimes showed increases except robbery and rape. Burglaries increased +1.1%, (2,929 incidents reported in 2011 vs. 2,898 incidents reported in 2010). Larceny-Thefts increased +3.6% (4,694 incidents reported in 2011 vs. 4,529 incidents reported in 2010). Aggravated assaults increased +20.3% for 2011 (255 incidents reported in 2011 vs. 212 incidents reported in 2010). Simple assaults reported a +15% increase for 2011 (2800 reported incidents vs. 2,436 reported incidents for 2010). Rural car thefts saw an increase of +17% for 2011 (440 vehicle thefts reported in 2011 vs. 376 vehicle thefts reported in 2010). Arsons doubled in the rural areas with 114 arson fires reported in 2011 vs. 57 in 2010. Crimes going down in the rural areas were robberies, which dropped -36.6% (26 incidents reported for 2011 vs. 41 incidents reported for 2010), and rape had one less case reported than the year before (89 incidents reported in 2011 vs. 90 incidents reported in 2010), a -1.1% decrease. Crime in urban areas increased in every category, except arson. Urban areas are made up of communities with full-time police departments. Urban robbery increased by +1.3% (380 incidents reported vs. 375 incidents reported for 2010). Burglaries increased +15.9% (5,150 incidents reported vs. 4,445 incidents reported for 2010). Larceny-Theft showed an increase of +3.5% (20,650 incidents in 2011 vs. 19,961 reported in 2010). Rapes increased +8.7% (325 incidents reported for 2011 vs. 299 incidents reported in 2010). Aggravated assault increased by +14.8% (629 reported in 2011 vs. 548 reported in 2010). Simple assaults increased +15.4% (9,400 incidents reported for 2011 vs. 8,145 incidents reported for 2010). Car thefts increased +7.2% (653 vs. 609 for 2010). The only crime that decreased in the cities and towns was arson, -22.3% (146 incidents reported for 2011 vs. 188 reported for 2010). The Uniform Crime Reporting Division (UCR) at the Maine Department of Public Safety tabulates the crime numbers each year. The numbers are based on reported crimes from local, county and state law enforcement agencies. The UCR statistics show that 36,248 crime index offenses were reported to police during 2011 compared to 34,407 during 2010 for a total crime rate increase of +5.4%. The 36,248 crimes reported in 2011 represent a crime rate of 27.9 offenses per 1,000 people in Maine. That number compares to the national crime rate of 33.5 offenses per 1,000 population in 2010. The total number of adults and juveniles arrested, summoned or cited by police decreased in 2011 for the third year in a row. Adult arrests dropped -3.3% (46,221 in 2011 vs. 47,820 in 2010) and juvenile arrests decreased by -16.1% during 2011 (5,450 in 2011 vs. 6,492 in 2010). The value of property stolen during 2011 was $29,652,360 compared to $24,973,032 in 2010. Police recovered $6,194,483 of stolen property during 2011 for a recovery rate of 23.2%. The crime rate for violent crime in Maine continues to be one offense per 1,000 population compared to the national average of four per 1,000 population.
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Bridgton – Lovely open concept 3-bedroom, 2-bath Ranch on ±2.1 acres with 2-car garage, large kitchen, bamboo flooring, woodstove, master with bath and family room. Efficient! $169,999. Jocelyn O’Rourke-Shane 838-5555 (MLS 1040176)
Bridgton – Comfortable 3-bedroom, 2-bath Ranch on 5+ private and welllandscaped acres. Sunroom and garage. Close to Naples. Very clean. $215,000. Bob Blake 693-7277 (MLS 1041183)
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Bridgton – Classic 3–4 bedroom, 3500 sq. ft., Maine Victorian with a 3-bedroom apartment in barn. Property is located on a picturesque 2.9 acres with deeded ROW to sandy beach on Adams Lake. $240,000. Ray Austin, 232-5000 (MLS 1056479)
Bridgton – LONG LAKE access with a deeded boat dock comes with this 2bedroom Saltbox with 2-car garage. Boat in the summer, snowmobile in the winter. $198,900. Ray Austin 232-0500 (MLS 1049087)
Bridgton – Commercial Opportunity – One unit left, located across from Renys on Main Street, Bridgton. Great location to grow your business. $179,500. Ray Austin 232-0500 (MLS 1012494)
Bridgton – Spacious 4+ bedroom, 3bath, light-filled “green home” on ± 12.5 acres with boat slip and common area on Moose Pond. This home will take your breath away! $599,900. Jocelyn O’Rourke-Shane 838-5555 (MLS 1057894)
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Bridgton – Private 3+ acres. 3-bedroom, 2-bath Cape, full basement, granite countertops, hardwood floors, surrounded by stonewalls and blueberry bushes! A must see. Kate Loverin 776-8589 (MLS 1020958)
Casco – Situated at the top of the hill, you will find this peaceful retreat on 5+ acres with hand-laid stonewalls, lovely gardens and sweeping views of Sebago Lake. $395,000. Nancy Hanson 838-8301 (MLS 1045224)
Casco – Rustic 4-bedroom camp on nice corner lot. Deck view of shared waterfront. Large open living space with brick fireplace. Needs sheet rock throughout. $155,000. Lauri Shane Kinser 310-3565 (MLS 1046912)
Denmark – Peaceful and serene 3bedroom, 2-bath home on pretty Long Pond. This home is nestled in the woods with 150 ft. of waterfront and mountain views. $299,000. Jocelyn O’Rourke-Shane 838-5555 (MLS 1051846)
Harrison – Updated circa 1800 Victorian. Corner lot. Major updates completed. 2 fireplaces. 4-bedroom, 2-bath home. Farmer’s wraparound porch. A must see! $275,000. Kate Loverin 776-8589 (MLS 1055228)
Harrison – Great Summit Hill farmhouse. 14 acres, views. “Lodge” has massive stone fireplace. Too much to list. This is a must see! $249,000. J.R. McGinnis 693-7272 (MLS 1028814)
visualtour.com #0259-6941 Denmark – Exceptional waterfront property on Hancock Pond with 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, gleaming hardwood and tile floors, large eat-in kitchen, sandy, level entry with large dock system! $459,900. Jocelyn O’Rourke-Shane, 838-5555 (MLS 1028742)
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Naples – A perfect dream vacation home on Long Lake. ±4,000 sq. ft. of living space, 3+ bedrooms, 3 1/2 baths, sunroom, game room, rear patio and 3car garage. $850,000. Nancy Hanson 838-8301 (MLS 1049412)
visualtour.com #0268-3806 Harrison – “The Lake House” was meticulously rebuilt in 2007, includes countless amenities. Custom stone fireplace, lake views, 4+ bedrooms, 4 baths, media room and much more! $1,200,000. Nancy Hanson 838-8301 (MLS 1038940)
Harrison – Privacy – Riverfront – 11 Acres. Lovely home with deck and farmer’s porch, master bedroom with private bath and study/office area. This home has it all! $198,000. Sally Goodwill 232-6902 (MLS 1049291)
Harrison – Alpine Village on Long Lake. 4-bedroom, 2-bath, log-sided chalet with open kitchen and living room. Nice shared access to Long Lake! $209,000. Jocelyn O’Rourke-Shane 838-5555 (MLS 1030728) visualtour.com #0269-0188
Naples – Rare offering! ±103 acres with ±521 ft. on beautiful Long Lake! Large farmhouse with some fields and woods. So many possibilities. $699,900. Jocelyn O’Rourke-Shane 838-5555 (MLS 1038947)
Naples – Pride of ownership in this lovely 3-bedroom, 2-bath Ranch with finished basement, 1-car garage, on landscaped ±1.16 acres with lots of perennials. $245,000. Jocelyn O’Rourke-Shane 838-5555 (MLS 1048464)
Naples – A retreat for all seasons! This updated lakefront home features a wellappointed kitchen, living room with views, 2-car garage and 100’ on Trickey Pond. $595,000. Nancy Hanson 838-8301 (MLS 1040033)
visualtour.com #0254-1737 Naples – Enjoy pristine Trickey Pond and this friendly neighborhood. Springfed body of water, sandy swim beach. 3-bedroom cozy cottage with storage building and fire pit. $149,900. Nancy Hanson 838-8301 (MLS 1039117)
Naples – Absolutely stunning lakefront home for year round enjoyment. 125 ft. on east shore of Brandy Pond with pretty sunset views. Large dock for boats and sandy beach. $650,000. Nancy Hanson 838-8301 (MLS 1059388)
Naples – Lovely waterfront cedar log home. Cathedral ceilings, woodstove with stone hearth and back wall. Nice lot with beautiful views on Sebago Cove. $349,000. Lauri Shane Kinser 310-3565 (MLS 1051377)
Naples – This 4-bedroom, 3-bath Colonial boasts hardwood floors, wellappointed kitchen, 2-car garage with bonus room above. Convenient Naples location! $289,900. Jocelyn O’Rourke-Shane 838-5555 (MLS 1045569)
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Otisfield – Contemporary Cape on large waterfront lot. 3-season porch/sunroom. Cathedral ceilings, fireplace. Sandy entrance to Saturday Pond. $379,900. Russ Sweet 693-7281 (MLS 993857)
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Raymond – The best of both worlds! Oversized custom-built Cape with full walkout basement and 110 ft. shared waterfront on Sebago Lake! $300,000. Barbara Zeller 603-548-5643 (MLS 1058781)
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Harrison student captures gold medal at Nationals Kelsey Freitas, of Harrison and a student at Oxford Hills Technical School, was awarded the college/postsecondary gold medal in Screen Printing Technology at the SkillsUSA Championships held in Kansas City, Mo. Industry leaders representing over 1,100 businesses, corporations, trade associations and unions recognized the students for their demonstrated excellence in 94 hands-on occupational and leadership contests, such as robot-
ics, criminal justice, aviation maintenance and public speaking. All contests are designed, run and judged by industry using industry standards. Top student winners received gold, silver and bronze medallions. Many also received prizes such as tools of their trade and/or scholarships to further their careers and education. The SkillsUSA Championships is for high school and college-level students who are members of SkillsUSA.
The Oxford County Education Association-Retired has awarded a scholarship to Sylvia Brooks of Fryeburg Academy. Sylvia plans to attend the University of Maine, Farmington to major in elementary education. Sylvia is the daughter of Rodney and Jessica Brooks of Lovell. She is one of five students from the Class of 2012 who were awarded scholarships by the association.
In addition, high scorers, such as Freitas, received Skill Point Certificates. The Skill Point Certificate was awarded in 86 occupational and leadership areas to students who achieved a high score defined by industry. The SkillsUSA Championships have been a premier event since 1967. The Skill Point Certificates were introduced in 2009 as a component of the SkillsUSA Work Force Ready System. “Over 5,900 students from every state in the nation came to compete in the SkillsUSA Championships,” said SkillsUSA Executive Director Tim Lawrence. “This is the SkillsUSA partnership at its best. Students, instructors and industries are working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce and every student excels. These students prove that career and technical education expands opportunities.”
According to the U.S. Department of Education, students who take three or more career and technical education (CTE) programs in high school are more likely to attend college and stay there to graduate. In fact, 79% of CTE concentrators enrolled in postsecondary education within two years of high school graduation. And, students in CTE programs have a
higher-than-average high school graduation rate. The average high school graduation rate for students concentrating in CTE programs is 90% compared to an average national freshman graduation rate of 74.9%. SkillsUSA helps students discover and grow their career passions. As a nationwide partnership of students, instructors and industry working togeth-
er, SkillsUSA works to ensure America has a skilled workforce. It helps every student excel. The nationwide career and technical education (CTE) student organization serves more than 320,000 high school, college and postsecondary students — and their instructors — in technical, skilled, and service occupation instructional programs.
Graduates from Colby Hannah E. FillmorePatrick of Bridgton was one of 465 seniors who graduated from Colby College in Waterville on May 20, receiving a bachelor of arts degree at the outdoor commencement, where former British Prime Minister Tony Blair was the speaker. Hannah, the daughter of John and Heidi Fillmore-Patrick of Bridgton, majored in English. She is a graduate of Lake Region High School. UMaine Dean’s List Recently, the University of Maine recognized 2,026 students for achieving Dean’s List honors in the spring 2012 semester. Of the students who made the Deans List, 1,728 are from Maine, 242 are from out of state, and 56 are from foreign countries. Area students named include: Stephanie Lange of Brownfield. Shannon Brenner and Corey Morton of Casco.
Daniel Gibson of Fryeburg. Justin St. John of Harrison. Jesse Sawin of Lovell. Stephen Achorn and Sydney Walker of Naples. Bethany Dudley and Megan Stevenson of Raymond. Elizabeth Balchunas and Allison Stewlow of Sebago. Caitlin Armstrong of Stow. Mollie Bell and Joshua Little of Waterford. University of New Hampshire Dean’s List The following students have been named to the Dean’s List at the University of New Hampshire (Durham, N.H.) for the spring semester of the 20112012 academic year: William Altenburg of Fryeburg earned High Honors; Chelsea Kiesman of Fryeburg earned High Honors; Rachel Strauss of Waterford earned Highest Honors. Students named to the Dean’s List at the University of New Hampshire have earned recog-
nition through their superior scholastic performance. Highest Honors are awarded to students who earn a semester grade point average of 3.7 or better out of a possible 4.0. Students with a 3.5 to 3.69 average are awarded high honors and students whose grade point average is 3.2 through 3.49 are awarded honors. Dean College honors Dean College (Franklin, Mass.) announces that Lynne Schabhetl of Bridgton earned Dean’s List honors for the spring 2012 semester. Lynne is a Dance bachelor’s degree major. Students are eligible to be named to the Dean’s List if they have successfully completed an academic course load of 14 credits per semester with a grade-point average of 3.3 or higher, with no grade below B-minus. Stonehill College graduates Alexandra Victoria Gordan of Raymond and Todd Clark Shigo of Naples recently graduated HONORS, Page C
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from Stonehill College (Easton, Mass.). Alexandra earned a bachelor of arts degree. Todd earned a bachelor of science degree in Business Administration.
SNHU President’s List The following students have been named to the President’s List for the spring 2012 semester at Southern New Hampshire University in Manchester,
N.H. To be eligible for this honor, a student must compile an academic grade point average of 3.5-4.0. Jennifer Laurent of Bridgton, majoring in Elementary Education. Amy Tait of Naples, majoring in Justice Studies/Law and Legal Process. SNHU Dean’s List The following students have been named to the Dean’s List for the spring 2012 semester
at Southern New Hampshire University in Manchester, N.H. To be eligible for this honor, a student must compile an academic grade point average of 3.0-3.49. Cassidy Schwarz of Fryeburg, who is majoring in Business Administration. Cody Belyea of Naples, who is majoring in Justice Studies/ Policing and Law Enforcement. Daniel Place of Naples, who is majoring in Justice Studies.
LEWISTON — The fourth annual Dempsey Challenge, presented by Amgen, will take place Oct. 13-14 in Lewiston. The non-competitive run, walk and cycling event benefits The Patrick Dempsey Center for Cancer Hope & Healing at Central Maine Medical Center The Dempsey Challenge offers a 5K and 10K run/ walk on Oct. 13 and cycling routes of 10, 25, 50, 70 and
100 miles on Oct. 14. All events will begin and end at Simard-Payne Memorial Park in Lewiston. The weekend will include a family-friendly Festival in the Park, which plays host to a Health and Wellness Expo, KidZone, vendor fair and live entertainment. Runners and walkers will enjoy the 5 and 10K Café on Oct. 13 and cyclists are invited to take part in a participant lobster bake
the following day. The Amgen Breakaway from Cancer Survivor Walk highlights the weekend festivities. Participants are encouraged to create or join teams through the Dempsey Challenge website to build camaraderie and assist their fundraising efforts. For more information, including participant, volunteer and fundraising information, log on to www.dempseychallenge. org
Opinion & Comment
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Remember our troops
Views from Augusta by Ann LePage Maine’s First Lady
Independence Day honors the birthday of the United States of America and the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776. It is a time to celebrate the values that we as Americans hold dear. Our forefathers believed that each and every one of us has certain unalienable rights, which among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Throughout our nation’s history, we have carried these values with us in everything we do. In times of peace and in times of war, these principles have guided us. These principles have resulted in the greatest nation history has ever known, the United States of America. We are all Americans first. This bond can never be broken, and is held through our love of country, and sense of duty for the United States. We feel proud every time we pledge allegiance to our flag, or sing the Star Spangled Banner. Independence Day is also a day of reflection. It is a time to reflect on what these freedoms mean to us, and how we are able to experience all that our nation has to offer. It is because of our troops that we are able to salute our flag. It is because of our troops that we are able to appreciate life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. And it is because of our troops that we are able to experience and talk about the American Dream. As Maine’s First Lady, my top priority has been serving our military service members in uniform, and their families. I am proud to say that Maine has a very rich military heritage. We realize that supporting our troops is more than shoveling a walkway or bringing over a warm meal. We don’t do it because it is “nice” or makes us “feel good.” We do it because we recognize that these men and women have put their lives on the line to protect us here at home. Karen and Morrill Worcester have it right — their message is simple but so powerful: remember the fallen, honor those that serve and their families, and teach our children the value of freedom. We must remember that by helping one veteran, we are paying tribute to all of those who paid the ultimate sacrifice. The governor and I are forever indebted to these courageous individuals, and we thank you for your service. So whatever your Fourth of July consists of, please take a moment to reflect on all the things that make this State, and this Nation, the wonderful place that it is. God Bless America, and have a safe and happy Fourth!
COLORFUL GROUP — Harrison Rec staff and kids sport their special tie-dyed t-shirts that each child and staff member designed during thier Spirit Week of Harrison Summer Rec Day Camp. John and Sarah of N.H. Tie Dye spent an entire day teaching everyone how to design and color their own tie-dyed shirt. The colors were chosen according to age groups so the children are easily identified during Rec field trips to the various attractions around the state.
On the right path Money Matters by Bruce Poliquin Maine State Treasurer
Have you ever read something that leaves your head throbbing? An editorial in one of Maine’s daily newspapers last July left me with that feeling. It was so fiscally breathtaking that I’ve kept the yellowing paper in my briefcase ever since. Commenting on how to address America’s sluggish economy and surging national debt, the editorial proclaimed, “There is little that the federal government can do to jump start (economic) growth
other than borrow and spend.” Those words stun me every time I read them. There’s a spirited debate brewing in Maine regarding borrowing vs. budgeting to prudently assist our struggling state economy. During the past 30 years, governors and the legislative majority favored borrowing to fund road and bridge construction/repair and other large infrastructure improvements. Billions of dollars have been borrowed by selling bonds
to investors, and then paid back with tax dollars over ensuing years. With interest rates at historic lows, some want to double down on that strategy. However, the LePage Administration and many of the new fiscally conservative legislators believe differently. They’re uncomfortable with debt and, when possible, prefer to pay for infrastructure improvements by budgeting the expenses and/or setting aside money each year to build enough reserves for future needs. This more conservative approach avoids taking on more debt while Maine continues to right-size our unaffordable welfare programs. Let’s take a look at this debt issue in Europe and Washington, and see what lessons can help us here in Maine. PATH, Page D
By Stan Cohen Medicare Volunteer Counselor No one will notify you when you are Medicare eligible — unless you are taking Social Security benefits. If you are getting Social Security monthly payments, you will be automatically enrolled in Medicare Parts A and B and notified at least two months before your 65th birthday. If you don’t want Part B yet, (Part B requires payment of a premium), you must notify the Social Security Administration that you want Part A only. If you are not taking a Social Security benefit, you must take action and do it in a timely fashion so that you do not miss the first Medicare enrollment period available to you. You can apply for Medicare starting three months before your 65th birth month, but no later than three months after your 65th birth month. If you miss that seven month window, you will then have to wait for the annual Medicare A and B enrollment period — January through March — and your Medicare coverage will not begin until the following July 1. Even though you can apply for Medicare up to three months following your birth month, be aware that if you do that, your Medicare effective date will be delayed by up to two months. In addition to Parts A and B, you may want to explore enrollment opportunities for Part C (Medicare Advantage plans) and Part D (stand alone prescription drug plans). In general, these last two options have the same initial enrollment period as Parts A and B (seven months ending with the third month following your birth month). Remember, unless you are NUGGETS, Page D
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Celebrating the Fourth Views from Senate by Bill Diamond State Senator, D-Windham
morale up. Many wondered if the fight was worth it; if freedom mattered; and if Thomas Jefferson’s words were nothing more than empty poetry. Yet, we marched forward. George Washington and our other Founding Fathers never gave up. We, in America, struggled to be the authors of our own destiny, and in the end we did gain our independence. Seven years after the Declaration of Independence was written, after countless battles and deaths and shivering, unforgiving nights, a peace treaty was signed in Paris, giving us here in America what we always wanted, a chance to do things our way. That legacy of success, that legacy of courage, that legacy of
Healthcare law not the answer Views from Senate by Susan Collins United States Senator
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As we celebrate it, July 4th is about fun — fireworks, barbecues, hot dogs, music, family and friends. And yet, there is a deeper meaning behind Independence Day — a day when we recognize and remember those things that stand the test of time: honor and sacrifice, courage and perseverance, selflessness and heroism. Today, I’d like to write about how those things have shaped us from then until now. Generations of historians have continually reminded us that our independence was not foreordained. We fought through some of the harshest winters we have ever known, faced great military disadvantages and struggled to keep
strength has lived on. President Thomas Jefferson returned to its spirit when deciding to expand our country’s borders with the Louisiana Purchase. President Andrew Jackson returned to its spirit when refusing to let the whims of South Carolina’s politicians tear our union apart. President Abraham Lincoln returned to its spirit when he reexamined what the phrase all men are created equal really meant. President Franklin D. Roosevelt returned to its spirit when he reminded us that, “We have nothing to fear but fear itself.” President John F. Kennedy returned to its spirit when he reminded us, “Ask not what your country can do for you — ask what you can do for your country.” President Lyndon B. Johnson returned to its spirit when he imagined the possibilities of a Great Society. And Ronald Reagan returned to IN BLOOM — Finally, the rain ends and the sun brings out the flowers! its sprit when he said, “America (Photo by Alexa Hathaway) is too great for small dreams.” Our greatest politicians Morning Dew Natural Foods, the only candidate for Olympia and our greatest leaders have Norway Savings Bank, Nurture Snowe’s senate seat who has Through Nature, Papa’s Florals, pledged to vote to repeal FOURTH, Page D Sandra Parent, Paris Farmers ObamaCare. 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The truth is, Congress failed cess: know it — that he is no more Laurel, Mr. and Mrs. Richard to follow the Hippocratic Oath, Bridgton Books, Bridgton Traska, Trumball’s Hardware, independent than Obama him“first do no harm.” The Court Fire Department, The Bridgton has decided that the law is News, Brill Lumber, Gail Brooks, Vacationland Campground, self. His past donations to the constitutional, but that ruling Ken Brown, Roger Brown, Victoria’s Hairitage, Warren’s Obama campaign, and his aid in does not make it good policy or Campfire Grille, Cardinal Florist, Elaine Wilkey, Wizard pushing this crushing governof Paws, David Woodsome, ment takeover of one-fifth of affordable. 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LAW, Page D Wayne and Sue Farrington, I will not let them down; I Felicia, Scott Ferguson, OD, will support Charlie Summers Paul and Bettye Fernald, Firefly in his bid for what may be Boutique, Four Your Paws Only, the deciding vote on repealing must have a United States Fryeburg Academy, Fryeburg ObamaCare in every way that Coast Guard USCG) approved Fairgrounds, Fryeburg House I can. I urge you all to do the To The Editor: PFD for each person on board, of Pizza, Fryeburg Rotary, same. Though I am a Republican, in addition, a throwable PFD Fran Grace, Martha Grace, Gordon A. Davis Charlie Summers has never must be on board for all boats Hair Designs, Stephan Hatch, Harrison been a big favorite of mine. He 16 feet or longer. 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BALDWIN July 5 — Mount Etna Grange Fair, collection and planning meeting, 9 a.m., grange. July 10 — Mount Etna Grange potluck supper, 6 p.m., 7 p.m. meeting, charter for Sonny Googins, grange. BRIDGTON July 3-6 — Taoist Tai Chi, 9-10 a.m., Bridgton Library Courtyard. Public welcome. July 3, 10 — Tai Chi Maine beginners’ class, 9:30 to 11 a.m., Town Hall. July 3, 10 — Mother-Baby Tea Time, 10 a.m. to noon, Birth House. July 3 — Chickadee Quilters, 10 a.m., Community Center. July 3, 10 — Tunes for Tots, 10:30 to 11 a.m., library. July 3 — Bridge, 1 p.m., Community Center. July 3 — COPD Support Group, 1 p.m., Community Center. July 4, 6, 9, 11, 13 — Jumpin’ Janes Senior Fitness, 9 to 10 a.m., Town Hall. FMI: 647-2402. July 4 — Hot dog sale, 9 a.m., Oberg’s Insurance. July 4 — Rufus Porter Museum All American Children’s Games, 10 to 11:30 a.m., front lawn of Webb Gallinari House on Main Street (next to the Bridgton Public Library). July 5, 12 — Greater Bridgton Rotary Club, 7:15 a.m., Alliance Church. July 5, 12 — Gathering Place Support Group, noon, Community Center. July 5, 12 — Knitting Group, 1 p.m., No. Bridgton Library. July 5 — Pinochle, 1 p.m., Community Center. July 5, 12 — Tai Chi Maine Set Practice, 3:30 to 5 p.m., Town Hall. July 5, 12 — Table Tennis, 58 p.m., Town Hall. All welcome, equipment provided. FMI: 6472847. July 5 — Knitting Group, 1 p.m., No. Bridgton Library. July 5, 12 — Bingo, doors open 5:30 p.m., early bird 6:30 p.m., regular bingo 7 p.m., St. Joseph Church, No. High St. July 6 — Orchid Walk at Holt Pond with Ursula Duve, 9 a.m., meet at LEA office on Main Street. July 6, 13 — Mother Goose Time, 10:30 a.m., library. July 6, 13 — Tai Chi Maine Beginner practice, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Town Hall. July 6, 13 — Read to Holly Dog, 2:30 to 3:30 p.m., library.
July 14 — Casco Village Church Annual Flea Market and Auction Board, 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., 940 Meadow Rd., Casco Village. FMI: 627-4282. July 14 — Geology Talk by Robert Marvinney and Walter Anderson at Hacker’s Hill, 5 p.m. DENMARK July 5 — American Red Cross Blood Drive, 1-6 p.m., Town Hall, Rte. 117. FMI: 1-800-482-0743. July 6 — Denmark Mountain Hikers, moderate climb up Peaked Mountain in Conway, N.H., meet
and Main Sts., 4 p.m. FMI: 603733-6964. July 7 — Aviation Day at Eastern Slopes Reg. Airport, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. FMI 935-4711 or email@example.com July 9 — Fryeburg Bridge, 1 p.m., American Legion. July 9 — American Red Cross Blood Drive, 2-7 p.m., St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church. FMI: 1-800-482-0743. HARRISON July 6, 13 — Harrison Farmers’ Market, 1 to 5 p.m., Harrison
July 7, 14 — Bridgton Farmers’ Market, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Community Center parking lot. July 7 — Multi-family Yard Sale, Bake Sale, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. (Luncheon 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.), Masonic Hall, Rte. 117. July 7 — Book Sale by Friends of Bridgton Library, 9 a.m. to noon, Bridgton Library Courtyard. July 7 — Children’s Culture Day: Hearth and Home, noon to 4 p.m., Rufus Porter Museum, 76 No. High St. FMI: 647-2828. July 7 — Maine author Cynthia Lord visits, 1-2 p.m., library. July 7 — Barn Dance and Dinner, 5 p.m., Narramissic, Ingalls Rd. July 9 — Tot Time, 10 a.m., No. Bridgton Library. July 9 — Conversational Spanish Group, 1-2 p.m., No. Bridgton Library. FMI: 647-8563, 647-4687. July 9 — Cribbage, 2 p.m., Community Center. July 10-13 — Taoist Tai Chi, 9-10 a.m., Bridgton Library Courtyard. Public welcome. July 11 — Let’s Talk About It: Growing Up Between Cultures, 4 to 4:30 p.m., library. July 11 — Bridgton Community Band Concert, 7:30 p.m., Gazebo beside Stevens Brook Elementary School. July 13-14 — Craft Fair to benefit Laurie Carter-Bergen Memorial Softball Field, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Community Center. FMI: 627-7380. July 14 — Breakfast and Car Wash, 8 a.m., Lake Region House of Pizza, Rte. 302. July 14 — Children’s Culture Day: Inventor’s Workshop, noon to 4 p.m., Rufus Porter Museum, THE CHANGING SEASON – Summer is here now full swing after our extended spring when the dew drops hung 76 No. High St. FMI: 647-2828. July 14 — Bridgton High from the Tulips. School Class of 1967 Reunion, 6 to 8:30 p.m., Magic Lantern. at Denmark Church, 8 a.m. FMI: Town Hall parking lot. July 7 — Texas Hold ‘Em 756-2247. BROWNFIELD Tournament, doors open 11:30 July 9 — Tai Chi in the Park, 9 July 6, 13 — Playgroup, 10:30 a.m., runs 1-6 p.m., VFW Hall, to 11:30 a.m., Community Center. a.m., village park. July 9 — Denmark Historical Waterford Rd. CASCO July 7 — Scribner’s Mill Society, 7 p.m., library. July 3-Aug. 30 — Summer July 11 — Storytime, 9:30 Sawmill and Homestead open for Free Lunch Program for Children, a.m., library. tours, 1 to 4 p.m., Scribner’s Mill 11:30 to 12:30 p.m., Community July 13 — Denmark Mountain Rd. FMI: 583-583-6455. Center. July 9 — Monday Free Movie Hikers Tri-centennial Hike, easy July 5, 12 — Casco Farmers’ hike up Peary Mountain. FMI: Night, Rebel Without a Cause, 6 Market, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Casco 756-2247. p.m., library. Village Green, 940 Meadow Rd. July 11 — Attitudinal Healing FRYEBURG FMI: 627-4199, 329-4598. Groups of Maine, 6-8 p.m., United July 3 — Fryeburg Historical July 5, 12 — Senior Wii Parish Church. FMI: 508-633Bowling, 10 to 11:30 a.m., Society, wildlife stories by Joe 0159. Shaw, 7 p.m., American Legion., Community Center. July 11 — Harrison Historical July 5, 12 — American Red Bradley St. FMI: 697-3484. Society house tour of circa 1820 July 5 — Fryeburg Business Cross Blood Drive, 1-7 p.m., home, meet 6:45 p.m. at the muCasco Fire and Rescue, Rte. 121. Association Social at Carol seum. Note different date. FMI: Hanson Art, Inc., 14 Portland St., FMI: 1-800-482-0743. 583-2213. July 11 — Author Morgan 4-6 p.m. LOVELL July 6 — Fryeburg First Callan Rogers discusses Red Ruby July 4 — 4th of July Flea Fridays, tour of local businesses Heart in a Cold Blue Sea, 5 p.m., starting from corner of Portland Market, 8 a.m. to noon, Lewis libray.
July 5, 2012, The Bridgton News, Page D Dana Hill Memorial Library. July 4, 11 — Lovell’s Farmers’ Market, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Rte. 5 by the Wicked Good Store. July 6, 13 — Storytime, Star Babies 10-11 a.m., Dream Catchers 1-2 p.m., library. July 6, 13 — Bingo, early birds 6:30 p.m., regular bingo 7 p.m., VFW Post #6783. July 7 — Art Group, 9 a.m. to noon, library. July 8 — GLLT & KLWA open house, 8-10 a.m., Lovell Village. FMI: 925-1056. July 8 — Lovell Historical Society program: North Lovell Conversations, 1 p.m., North Lovell Grange Hall, Rte. 5. FMI: 925-3234. July 9 — Adult Book Club, 1 p.m., library. July 9 — Magic Club with Susan Chrobak, 1-2 p.m., library. July 10 — LUCC Thrift Shop Fashion Show, 1 p.m., Lovell United Church, Rte. 5. July 10 — Junior Golf Clinic, 3-5 p.m., Lake Kezar Country Club. July 11 — GLLT guided walk at Kezar River Reserve, 10 a.m. to noon, moderate. July 11 — “Lakescaping with Native Plants for Water and Wildlife” with Colin Holme of LEA, 7:30 p.m., library. July 12 — KLWA & GLLT guided walk, 9-11 a.m., Sucker Book Outlet Reserve. July 12 — Writing Group, 1 p.m., library. July 12 — Celebration Barn Mime Theater, “Tale of a Clam Shack in Machias,” 7:30 p.m., Brick Church for the Performing Arts. July 13 — The musical Godspell by Bible Study Group, potluck 6 p.m., movie to follow, Lovell United Church, Rte. 5. July 14 — KLWA annual meeting, 9 a.m., Lovel United Church, Rte. 5. July 15 — Antique Sale and Auction by Lovell Historical Society, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., KimballStanford House, Rte. 5. NAPLES July 3 — American Red Cross Blood Drive, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., library. FMI: 1-800-482-0743. July 3, 10 — Storytime, 10:30 a.m., library. July 5 — Naples Farmers’ Market, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. FMI: 928-2187. July 5, 12 — Musical Play Group, 10:30 a.m., library. July 5, 12 — Pajama Storytime, 6 p.m., library. July 10 — LRHS 2013 Project Graduation meeting, 6:30 p.m., Coldwell Banker Lakes Region Properties, next to Bray’s BrewPub. FMI: Connie, 8310890.
July 12 — Lego Club, 4 p.m., library. July 15 — Summer Sale by Edes Falls Sewing Circle, 5 p.m., Edes Falls Community Hall. RAYMOND July 9 — Storytime for Babies, 10 a.m., for Pre-schoolers, 11 a.m., library. July 11 — Storytime for Toddlers, 10 a.m., library. SEBAGO July 14 — Growing up in Long Beach, Sebago, with Jack Barnes, 1 p.m., Sebago Historical Society building, 347 Convene Rd. Open for research and browsing 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. July 14 — Push Back the Stacks program, “Cold Blooded Friends: The Lives of Amphibians and Reptiles,” 7 p.m., Spaulding Library. FMI: 787-2321. WATERFORD June 30 — Waterford World’s Fair dance with “Cold Blue Steel,” 8 p.m. to midnight, fairgrounds, 36 Irving Green Road. July 1 — Service of Celebration of Revere Bell, 9:30 a.m., Waterford Congregational Church, foot of Plummer Hill Rd. July 2 — Socrates Cafe, 6:30 p.m., library. FMI: 583-6957. July 4 — Annual Book Sale by Waterford Library, 8 a.m. to noon, library. July 4 — Open Houses at Mary Gage Rice Museum and Old Town House by Waterford Historical Society, 9 a.m. to noon. July 9 — Children’s Photography Class with Trish Logan, 10 a.m. to noon, library. FMI: 357-1331. July 12 — Waterford Historical Society program, “Remembering Dr. Hubbard,” potluck 6 p.m., program 7 p.m., Wilkins House. AREA EVENTS July 3 — Free weekly teen dance classes through July, 10:30 a.m., Art Moves Dance Studio, Cottage St., Norway. FMI: 7435569. July 6, 13 — Oxford Hills Duplicate Bridge Club, 9:15 a.m., Rec. bldg., King St., Oxford. FMI: 783-4153, 743-9153. July 7 — Open House, New Gloucester History Barn, Rte. 231, 9 a.m. to noon. July 7 — Herbal preserving workshop, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village, Rte. 26, New Gloucester. FMI: 926-4597. July 7 — Nature hikes at Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village, 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., Rte. 26, New Gloucester. July 8, 15 — Open House, Finnish-American Heritage Center, 2-4 p.m., 8 Maple St.,
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Public Information Session
Vision Government Solutions will hold a public information session at the Casco Community Center, 940 Meadow Road, on Wednesday, August 1, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. Vision has been contracted by the town to perform a town-wide property valuation. The data collectors from Vision are currently in the process of going to each property and collecting all the necessary information to make a fair and equitable assessment. This public session will explain the revaluation process and answer any questions that you may have regarding the revaluation process. 4T27
The Planning Board will meet on July 17, 2012. On the agenda: 1. Approve minutes of May 15, 2012, June 5, 2012 and June 19, 2012. 2. An Informational Meeting for property located on Casco Road and shown on Naples Tax Map R08, Lot 30A, submitted by Robert Fogg, Q-Team, Inc. Tree Services. 3. Sign Notices of Decision for Kerri-Rose, LLC approved on June 19, 2012.
PLANNING BOARD PUBLIC HEARING WEDNESDAY, JULY 11, 2012 7:00 P.M.
CASCO ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS
1. Approve Minutes of October 17, 2011. 2. Earnest and Connie Henderson have submitted an application for a General Variance to reduce the shoreline setback from 100' to 40', a 60' reduction, to permit construction of a retaining wall for Erosion Control for property known as Map 35, Lot 22. The property is also known as 137 Coffee Pond Road and is located in a Limited Residential Recreational Zone. This variance is necessary due to the DEP definition of a retaining wall as a “structure.”
You are hereby notified that the Raymond Planning Board will hold a public hearing at the Raymond Broadcasting Studio on Wednesday, July 11, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. to hear information on the following application: Town of Frye Island Quarry Road & Cape Road Map/Lot: 002/011 & 070/006 Reason: Site Plan Review for proposed Park & Ride for Frye Island Ferry. Copies of submitted applications are available at the Town Office during regular business hours. 2T26
TOWN OF BRIDGTON
3 CHASE STREET, SUITE 1 BRIDGTON, MAINE 04009
TOWN OF BRIDGTON
3 CHASE STREET, SUITE 1 BRIDGTON, MAINE 04009
The Bridgton Select Board will be accepting applications with resumes for the position of Director to the MSAD #61 Board of Directors. This will be a special appointment with a term to the June 2013 election. Interested persons should go to the Town’s website and click on Boards and Committees applications, complete an application and provide a brief resume, both to be submitted to the Select Board, 3 Chase Street, Suite #1, Bridgton ME 04009. We are planning interviews for the July 10th Select Board Meeting and will continue to accept applications until the Select Board fills this vacancy. 1T27
Mitchell A. Berkowitz Town Manager
PONDICHERRY PARK COMMITTEE VOLUNTEERS NEEDED The Town of Bridgton recently acquired Pondicherry Park from the Loon Echo Land Trust and is working to fulfill the Park Stewardship Committee membership. The first three appointments shall be for staggered terms of 1, 2 or 3 years. In addition, one person shall be appointed as an alternate for a 1-year term. Individuals interested in guiding and advising the Select Board through recommendations should go to the Town’s website: www.Bridgtonmaine.org under boards and committee applications; fill one out with your resume or letter of interest and mail it to the Select Board, 3 Chase Street Suite #1, Bridgton, ME 04009. Interviews are being planned for the meeting of July 10, 2012 with the Select Board. The Town will accept applications until the positions have been filled. 1T27
For the Select Board Mitchell A. Berkowitz, Town Manager
The Town of Casco currently has openings on the following town committees/boards: • • • • •
Planning Board Zoning Board of Appeals Open Space Commission Conservation Committee Recreation Committee
If you are interested in serving on a committee or board, please call Town Manager David Morton at the Casco Town Office at 6274515 x 201 or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org 2T27 LEGAL ADVERTISEMENT
PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE WHATSOEVER AS TO THE CONDITION OF OR TITLE TO THE PROPERTY. The property will be sold subject to all outstanding municipal assessments, whether or not of record in the Cumberland County Registry of Deeds, as well as all real estate transfer taxes assessed on the transfer. The sale will be by public auction. The deposit to bid, which is nonrefundable as to the highest bidder, is $5,000.00 in official bank check or certified funds (cash deposits not accepted). The deposit to bid should be made payable to OceanFirst Bank. The highest bidder will be required to execute a purchase and sale agreement with OceanFirst Bank at the time and place of sale. The balance of the sale price will be due and payable within 30 days of the public sale. Conveyance of the property will be by release deed. All other terms, including any modifications of or addiPROPERTY DESCRIPTION: Certain proptions to the terms set forth above, will be erty located at 409 Lambs Mill Road, Naples, announced at the public sale. Maine 04055. The property is also described on the Town of Naples Tax Maps as Map R2, Lot Dated: July 5, 2012 83B. Reference is made to above referenced By: David S. Sherman, Jr., Esq. mortgage deed for a more detailed legal Attorney for OceanFirst Bank description of the property to be conveyed. Drummond Woodsum & MacMahon 84 Marginal Way, Suite 600 TERMS OF SALE: THE PROPERTY IS Portland, ME 04101-2480 BEING SOLD ON AN “AS IS, WHERE IS” (207) 772-1941 BASIS WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY
Notice is hereby given that in accordance with the Consented-To Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered on April 12, 2012 by the Maine District Court for Northern Cumberland County, in Bridgton, Docket No. BRI-RE-1162, in the action entitled OceanFirst Bank v. Dianne P. McGill, wherein the Court adjudged the foreclosure of a certain mortgage given by Dianne P. McGill to OceanFirst Bank dated May 22, 2006 and recorded in the Cumberland County Registry of Deeds in Book 24036, Page 159, the period of redemption having been waived, a public sale of the property described in the mortgage will be conducted on Wednesday, August 8, 2012, commencing at 11:00 a.m., at the law firm of Drummond Woodsum & MacMahon, 84 Marginal Way, Suite 600, Portland, Maine 04101, of the following property:
Broadcasting Studio 423 Webbs Mills Road, Raymond Maine 04071
July 16, 2012 Casco Community Center 940 Meadow Road 7:00 P.M.
TOWN OF CASCO
TOWN OF RAYMOND
BRIDGTON DIRECTOR TO THE MSAD #61 BOARD OF DIRECTORS
1. Approve Minutes of June 11, 2012 2. Earnest & Connie Henderson have submitted an application for Site Plan review for Landscaping and Erosion Control for property known as Map 35, Lot 22. The property is also known as 137 Coffee Pond Road, and is located in a Limited Residential Recreational zone. 3. Other. 2T26 PUBLIC NOTICE
July 9, 2012 Casco Community Center 940 Meadow Road 7:00 P.M.
TOWN OF CASCO
TOWN OF NAPLES
Casco Planning Board
EXCAVATING – Have hoe, will travel. Site work, foundations dug, back filling, septic systems, sand, loam, gravel. Call Brad Chute, 6534377 or 627-4560. tf44
GREEN FIREWOOD — $200 per HARRISON — Mobile home, cord, minimum 2 cords for delivery. country setting. Utilities not included, Call 925-1138. tf21 $550 month. First, last & security HAY, SQUARE BALES — 1st crop, needed, references required. No pets, picked up in the field. $3.25/bale, no smoking. Call 583-4740 or 3294t25 picked up at the barn, $4.25/bale. 0062. Ring Farm, Bridgton. 647-8475. FRYEBURG — 1-bedroom efficien 4t25 cy apartment in modern home, mounHILLTOP FIREWOOD — tain views, a/c & cable provided. No Seasoned, $220 cord delivered. Call pets. $550 month plus utilities. Call 3t27x for details, 890-9300. tf25 207-415-1444.
TOWN OF FRYEBURG
SEASONAL DISHWASHERS — needed for a summer camp in Sweden, Me. Please call 313-3600 to apply. 2t27x
CAMPERS FIREWOOD — ½ cord loads. Please call Ron at 6475173 between 5 and 8 p.m. Thank you. 23t17x
TOWN OF WATERFORD SEASONAL HELP WANTED
for the Waterford/Stoneham/Albany Township Transfer Station July through September. Weekends with occasional weekly coverage for vacations.
Fryeburg is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Apply in person at the Waterford Town Office at 366 Valley Road. Applications must be returned by July 11, 2012.
TOWN OF FRYEBURG HELP WANTED
Seasonal Maintenance Workers
The Town of Fryeburg is accepting resumes for two (2) seasonal maintenance workers to each work 30 hours per week under the direction of the Public Works Department. The persons filling these positions will be responsible for spring and fall cleanup, mowing and regular maintenance of Town-owned properties including parks, cemeteries, and beaches. A State of Maine driver’s license and a good driving record are required. A job description is available at the Town Office or can be viewed on the Town’s website: www.fryeburgmaine.org. Please forward letter of interest and resume to Sharon Jackson, Town Manager, 16 Lovewell Pond Road, Fryeburg, ME 04037, or e-mail to email@example.com. Resumes will be accepted until July 12. Fryeburg is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
The Town of Fryeburg is accepting resumes for the full-time position (32 hours) of Office Clerk/Administrative Assistant. This position will provide the first line of customer service to the citizens, assist the Administrative Department with day-to-day tasks, and serve as backup, processing payroll and accounts payable for the Finance Director. Candidates must be able to demonstrate computer proficiency in the Windows Desktop Environment and with Microsoft Word; possess excellent customer service skills; strong math skills; ability to multitask; need minimal supervision; experience working with municipal software (Trio/Harris) is a plus. A full range of benefits including health insurance and retirement are offered. Please forward letter of interest and resume to Sharon Jackson, Town Manager, Town of Fryeburg, 16 Lovewell Pond Road, Fryeburg, ME 04037, or e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Resumes will be accepted until July 12.
MINIMUM EXPERIENCE: 2 years, preferably in personal lines insurance EDUCATION: High School Diploma/Equivalent; college coursework preferred LICENSURE/CERTIFICATION: Property & Casualty Producer’s License preferred, is required within first year of employment
TOWN OF FRYEBURG
J. C. HURD — Property Management/Caretaking. Home/cottage, building and repairs, lawns, fields, trees and road driveway maintenance. Lovell & surrounding towns. Call 207-925-6127. tf25 B & L ROOFING — 20 years expe-
REAL ESTATE FOR SALE rience, fully insured. New roofs and
repairs. Call 207-256-2636. tf20 LAND — Western Maine land with owner financing. www.LandMaine. RON PERRY CARPENTRY — com. Tel: 207-743-8703. 1t27x Renovations and new construction. 35 years of experience, no job too small NAPLES — 5-bedroom with full in- or too big. Bridgton, Me. 978-502law apartment, dock on Sebago, rights 7658. 4t25x to 3rd beach. $390,000. Call Chris, EVERGREEN CLEANING — 207-693-4408. tf15 Residential, office, camp, one-time LAKEFRONT — Denmark. Moose cleanings and more! Weekly, biPond 2.18 acres, 184 feet shorefront weekly, monthly scheduled cleanings with dock. Mountain Road, Firelane available. Eco-friendly aromatherapy #56, $350,000. 207-452-2569. tf23 cleaning. 207-253-9044. 3t26x NAPLES, SEBAGO COVE — Two EVERETT HATSTAT— excavating, lots with beach and boat rights. Lot A, septic systems, foundations, gravel, 350’x100’ = $60K. Lot B, 100’x100’ driveways, house lots, loam. Free = $35K. Carla Drive. Call Dave 1- estimates. Call 207-824-2819 (home) 508-317-2216. 4t24x or 207-393-7050 (cell). 2t27x
Paying TOP DOLLAR for Junk Cars
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Transfer Station Attendant
The Town of Fryeburg is accepting resumes for the position of Transfer Station Attendant. This position is a semiskilled manual labor job at the municipal Transfer Station with responsibilities to include: laborer, truck driver and equipment operator. The position requires the use of several pieces of heavy equipment, including a front-end loader; as well as assisting citizens in the proper disposal of waste materials. Cross-training with the Highway Department is necessary. Special requirements include: Class C driver’s license, A or B commercial driver’s license, an air brakes endorsement, and to be insurable under the Town’s vehicle insurance policy. A job description for this position is available at the Town Office or on the Town website at fryeburgmaine.org. The Town of Fryeburg offers a full range of benefits including health insurance and a retirement program. Please forward a letter of interest and an application or resume to Sharon Jackson, Town Manager, Town of Fryeburg, 16 Lovewell Pond Road, Fryeburg, ME 04037 or e-mail to email@example.com. Applications/resumes will be accepted until July 20 or until a qualified candidate is found. The Town of Fryeburg is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 2T27CD
Quality Manager – Commercial Lines
GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES — works behind the scenes to quality control all new business policies, renewals and policy endorsements for accuracy and thoroughness. Works with insurance carriers and Account Managers to ensure a quality product. MINIMUM EXPERIENCE: 2 years, preferably in personal lines insurance EDUCATION: High School Diploma/Equivalent; college coursework preferred LICENSURE/CERTIFICATION: Property & Casualty Producer’s License preferred, is required within first year of employment
SKILLS/QUALIFICATIONS: Proficient computer skills required to enter, access, or retrieve client data from agency management system and company websites. Proficiency with Microsoft Word/Excel/Outlook. Highly-organized and detail-oriented. Fast and accurate processing skills. Professional appearance and attitude. Product knowledge and dependability. Designations are a plus, but not necessary.
SKILLS/QUALIFICATIONS: Proficient computer skills required to enter, access, or retrieve client data from agency management system (AMS 360) and company websites. Proficiency with Microsoft Word/Excel/Outlook. Highly-organized and detail-oriented. Fast and accurate processing skills. Professional appearance and attitude. Product knowledge and dependability. Designations are a plus, but not necessary.
Please submit cover letter and resume to: CAREERS@ChalmersInsuranceGroup.com or mail to Chalmers Insurance Group c/o Human Resource, PO Box 189 Bridgton, ME 04009
Please submit cover letter and resume to: CAREERS@ChalmersInsuranceGroup.com or mail to Chalmers Insurance Group c/o Human Resource, PO Box 189 Bridgton, ME 04009
CRAFTERS WANTED — for craft fair July 13-14, 9-2, at Bridgton Community Center. Rent a table for $20/ day or $30 both days. Benefits Laurie Carter Bergen Memorial Softball Field. Call Lynn Carter, 627-7380. 2t26
Account Manager – Personal Lines GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF RESPONSIBILITIES: Provides service to clients’ changing insurance needs by selling personal lines insurance products as well as servicing existing accounts, reviewing coverages, increasing retention through account rounding, and upselling. Service duties include policy and endorsement issuance, customer and company correspondence, automated policy rating, agent management system (client database) upkeep.
SCREENED LOAM — Please LOVELL — Serene. Quiet. Very large contact Ron between 5 and 8 p.m. apartment: 1 bedroom, full kitchen & 647-5173. 19t17x bath, and living room with fireplace in new carriage house. $995 month FIREWOOD — Seasoned or green. Cut, split, delivered. Also half cord includes electricity, laundry hookup, deliveries. Call Wendall Scribner, and 50% of heat. Mountain views and 583-4202. 10t21x Kezar Lake access. No pets/no smoking. 1 year lease/first and security deVEHICLES FOR SALE posit/reference check required. (207) SEMI-RETIRED CONTRACTOR 4t27x — looking for plumbing and electric JESUS IS LORD – new and used 925-6586. work in the local area. Call 647-8026. auto parts. National locator. Most BRIDGTON — In-town, 2-bedroom tf45 parts 2 days. Good used cars. Ovide’s house with attached garage. No smokUsed Cars, Inc., Rte. 302 Bridgton, ing, no pets. $800 month plus utilities. GOTC’HA COVERED — Paint- 207-647-5477. tf30 Call 583-2958. 2t27x ing. Interior, exterior, deck-staining, power-washing, quality workmanship FOR RENT NAPLES — Second floor, one-bedDiscriminatory Advertising at affordable rates. Free estimates. under the Fair Housing Act Kevin 693-3684. 25t12x BRIDGTON — Furnished 1- room apartment. All utilities included, bedroom apartment. Heat & utilities $700 per month based on single ocThe Fair Housing Act of 1968 at 42 U.S.C. FOR SALE included. $175 per week plus security cupancy. No smoking. Furnishings 3604(c) makes it unlawful “to make, print, or deposit. Call 647-3565. tf38 available. Call 310-8664. tf21 publish, or cause to be made, printed, or SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL — published any notice, statement, or adverLogger and heat with carbon neutral CASCO — Completely furnished NAPLES — 3-bedroom mobile tisement, with respect to the sale, or rental of wood or wood pellets. Purchase a rooms, heat, lights & cable TV home with huge master addition. Very a dwelling that indicates any preference, limiCentral Boiler outdoor wood furnace included. $120 weekly. No pets. Call bright with many updates. Large yard, tation, or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or tf44 not in a park. On Kansas Rd. $750 a on sale, EPA qualified to 97% efficient. cell, 207-650-3529. national origin, or an intention to make any 603-447-2282. 13t27x HARRISON — Main Street, sunny month & utilities & deposit. Available such preference, limitation or discrimination. tf22 $5 FOR TATTERED – U.S. Flag 2nd floor 2-bedroom apartment, fully 7/1. Call 221-3423. when purchasing new U.S. Flag 3’x -applianced in “like new” condition. HOUSE — Available July 1st. 35’ or larger. Maine Flag & Banner, Available now at $895/month heat bedroom/1-bath, home built 2005. Windham, 893-0339. tf46 included. For information or to apply, tile/hardwood. Dead end street/nice contact Susan at Heritage Rentals at BEAUTIFUL ANTIQUE 207-583-6001. & tf42 yard/deck/storage shed. $1,075. 207319-5772. tf24 — dining room table and chairs. $2,000. Call 803-2041 for an NORTH BRIDGTON — 1-bedroom appointment. tf16 apartment, short walk to public beach, FEMALE ROOMMATE — wantPart of the Chalmers Group no smoking, no pets, $425 per month ed, Casco. Run of whole house, nice PLEASE CONSIDER – donating plus first, last & security. 647-4436. room, big back yard, single preferred. 100 Main Street, your leftover garage sale items and tf19 $80 dollars a week. Contact Walter, Bridgton, ME 04009 your attic, basement and closet 693-1054. 4t27 overflow to Harvest Hills Animal BRIDGTON — 2-3 bedroom apartPhone: 207-647-3311 NORTH BRIDGTON — Nice onement. Neat, clean, gas heat, laundomat Shelter. Go to our website www. Fax: 207-647-3003 bedroom apartment, easy access, great harvesthills.org for details or call 935- on premises. Call Jerry at 831-0368. www.chalmers-ins.com location. Non-smokers, no pets. $650 4358, ext. 21 tf3 2t26x per month, heat included. 617-272BN 27 CAMP COTTAGE BUILDING BRIDGTON — 16 South High Street. 6815. 4t25 — 1,058 square feet. (Kitchen, 2 Non-smoking, no pets. Efficiency unit HELP WANTED bedrooms, bath, living room, porch, on second floor. Includes heat, hot wa- BRIDGTON — 1850s renovated FARM STAND HELP WANTED deck). You move to your site. 425 ter, rubbish service, off-street parking. farmhouse. Three bedrooms or two — Seasonal work selling locally Bush Row Road, Denmark. $9,900 or Coin-op laundry on site. Quiet, safe, bedrooms & office, open kitchen 5t26x building close to village. $500 month. w/cathedral ceiling, 2 wood-burning grown food. Customer service, regis- best offer. 207-452-2459. ter skills needed, basic kitchen skills a First, last and security requested. Ref- stoves, 2 decks, attached barn. $895 plus. $9/hour. Inquiries: Pie Tree Or- FIREARMS – Supplies. 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(Continued from Page D) accompanied her article shows that John O’Donnell’s appraisal firm did its job fairly. It is much to be regretted that a noisy minority of Casco residents, upset by increased assessments of waterfront properties, persuaded the Casco Board of Selectmen to rescind the town’s property revaluation contract with O’Donnell. Let’s hope that Casco is not about to revert to the unequal system of property assessments that prevailed before 2007. Daniel W. Crofts Casco
To The Editor: The underlying purpose of the Constitution is to control power within the institutions and persons of government in order to protect the Life, Liberty and Property of the individual and the Sovereignty of the States. The problem with government is that it is monopolistic in its nature and has the power of brute force to exercise its will. It is axiomatic that the bigger government gets the more powerful it becomes and the less the law will be affected by the wisdom of the people. The Founders well understood this problem and wrote the Constitution carefully to check the human tendency to accumulate power. This is the essential and existential problem with Obamacare. It controls the most personal property possession that we have; it controls and dictates what we do with our bodies through taxes, regulation and access to healthcare. The Supreme Court has tried to thread the needle with its decision on the constitutionality of the healthcare law by paying deference to the legislature as representing the will of the people. Unfortunately, the Congress and the government structure no longer represent the will of the people; instead government now represents the will of bureaucrats, special interests and crony capitalists. The Supreme Court decision missed the overriding Constitutional issue; control and limitation of government power. The people will have the opportunity to correct this error in November and change the course of governmental abuse of the Constitution. If we don’t we may never get the chance again and we will sink into European style socialism. Jock MacGregor North Sebago
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To The Editor: To my dismay, reading the June 14, 2012 article, “Resident defends right to display racist sign” on the front page of the Bridgton News was not only horrifying to me, but to many
of my dear friends, business associates and acquaintances that work, play and reside in the Lake Region area. I have a story I would like to share with “Pratt” about the positive accomplishments of youth I am proud to know. I am a proud aunt of many nephews and nieces of AfricanAmerican and Cape Verdean descent. Nephew #1 has been an assistant branch manager for a local bank in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts for two to three years and is 24 years of age. Nephew #2, 25 years of age and a matriculated college student, is currently employed as a customer representative banker for a local bank in the State of Connecticut. Nephew #3 recently completed a dual degree in Digital Technology and Music Engineering and has just completed a CD. Nephew #4 innocently walking home one night from a friend’s house was accosted by two strange black men in a car. They pulled out a gun and shot my nephew in the stomach among other vital organs. He was hospitalized for months, walks with a cane, due to the hip injury he received from the shooting, and now is gainfully employed and we, as a family, couldn’t be more proud of him. Nephew #5 is and has been a huge asset to his family, and is now currently employed by a local moving company working 70 to 80 hours a week. Niece #1 is a mother, wife and college professor in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and is currently working on her Ph.D in Biology. Her sister (niece #2) is working on her Ph.D in industrial psychology in Chicago, Ill. I just recently attended niece #3’s graduation in Massachusetts, where she received a degree in liberal arts and was inducted into the Phi Theta Kappa National Honor Society. She was also nominated for valedictorian and received a master’s Tutoring Certificate in Calculus from the college. Niece # 4 has been a member of the United States Marine Corps since she was 18 years of age and has just recently completed her second tour in Afghanistan. She will be living in Italy soon. So again, it is distressing that there is “an active contingent” of mostly young people in the region who subscribe to the tenets of the “White Power Movement” believing that African-Americans bring with them crimes and violence wherever they settle. I beg to differ with these statements. It’s about internal character and caliber, not the color of your skin. I am a proud African-American of the United States of America, a proud resident of the State of Maine and the Town of Casco. Wherever my family members have settled in this country, they have and will continue to carry banners and “tenets” of education, diversity and knowledge — last but not least, respect and dignity for all human beings on this planet. Mary-Vienessa Fernandes A proud African-American
resident of the Lake Region quite a transition for a man who Casco determined in U.S. vs. Citizens United that “Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness” was a right given to corporations and wealthy individuals to funnel non-taxable dollars into non- transparent Super pacts (or nonprofits) for the To The Editor: Despite the fact that I happi- purpose of barraging the public ly fit more into the progressive with seductive sound bites in ideology than your own, I still order to convince overwhelmed “hold these truths to be self- stressed out citizens that the evident that all men are created rich are job creators. The intent equal, that they are endowed is clearly to eliminate effecby their Creator with certain tive dissent while gaining a unalienable rights and that permanent ability to pursue among them are Life, Liberty “Life, Liberty and the Pursuit and the Pursuit of Happiness.” of Happiness” at the expense My belief in God is pre- of the economically insecure cisely why I am interested and Americans — especially those respectful of the opinions of with the audacity to become others who do not share my informed, protest and dissent. I am confused, Tom faith. And, as a Christian, I do believe all of us commit sins of (McLaughlin)? Does your God omission and commission on a tell you to support Mitt Romney regular basis. Now, in praise of so he can repeal ObamaCare? Is a truly “independent” conser- this so, America can pay off vative, who thinks for himself, debts at the expense of those free from “control” or “restric- who are ill and poor? Does He tion,” I turn to Justice Roberts (the Lord) tell you that those in of the Supreme Court who just favor of Obamacare or univerwrote a majority opinion in sal healthcare are lazy, dependent, secularist. Queers and in support of Obamacare.. Justice Robert’s reasoning love with abortions in order is flawed in my opinion. The to push “Nazism, Marxism, basic constitutional premise socialism down the throats of for his decision was based on good God fearing, law abidCongress’ right to tax (penal- ing citizens or is this just you ize those with money those talking? Your charge that wealthy individuals or employ- Obama is a dedicated secularers who refuse to buy health ist because his eyes twitched insurance). The pundits say while reading the Declaration Roberts demonstrated exempla- of Independence and eliminatry “judicial restraint” because ing the words “endowed by the opinion limits the Supreme our Creator” would be a joke if Court’s capacity to interfere there was not so much money with laws passed by elected around to support your ludirepresentatives. My objection to crous speculations. Tom, as a practicing his reasoning is based more on his desire to remind folks who Christian, I want relief from the elected Obama to face the con- terrible responsibility of havsequences of “taxing the rich” ing to “love my enemies” to pay for government help and “turning the other cheek” with medical coverage than a as Jesus commanded me to decision to make sure that both do. Meantime, I just had a poor and sick citizens have call from a right wing (but equal access to medical cover- wrongheaded) conservative age. I would have preferred that friend who told me after I read he used the “commerce” clause to him your opinion piece of in the Constitution, the one that June 28 that you are a moral was used to desegregate pub- idiot. Alas, I tend to agree, lic transportation rather than which makes it even harder to right a decision that will now do as Jesus commands. Thank you Reverend Plaisted become political fodder for the right those bound and deter- for your letter on “true believers” and thank you Zack Jonas mined to repeal Obamacare. LETTERS, Page D This decision was still
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Dorothy C. Kimball NAPLES — Dorothy C. Kimball, 89, died peacefully on June 4th, 2012 at Country Village Assisted Living in Casco, Maine. She was born in Lewiston, the daughter of Doris Cook. Dorothy, “Dot,” grew up in Maine and then, as a young woman, went to Philadelphia to work for the Quarter Master of the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard. She returned to Maine, lived in Portland and worked for 16 years for the Civil Air Patrol on Cape Elizabeth. She fell in love and married Arthur Sherburne Kimball in 1956, sharing a life together until his death in August 2010. Dot had a compassion for animals and an appreciation for the outdoors. She was a steadfast supporter of the Humane Society and environmental organizations, in addition to numerous charities. She enjoyed gardening, antiquing, and was an avid glass collector. She is survived by her stepchildren, Alan Kimball and his wife Dayle of Coventry, Conn., Brian Kimball and his wife Karen of Henniker, N.H., and Jane Kimball of Poughkeepsie, N.Y.; stepgrandchildren, Alan’s son Aaron Kimball, Brian’s children Molly Kimball and Ethan Kimball; and her beloved cat, Misty. A remembrance service will be held on Sunday, July 8th, 2012 at the North Sebago United Methodist Church, 820 Sebago Rd., Route 114, Sebago, Maine, following Sunday’s 10 a.m. worship. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to: Animal Refuge League, 449 Stroudwater St., Westbrook, ME 04092.
Arthur N. Gouin Jr. Arthur N. Gouin Jr. passed away from us Friday, June 29 at the Mane Veterans’ Home after a brief stay. He was born at home in Norway, November 1, 1928, the son of Arthur Sr. and Livy (McAllister) Gouin. Educated in Norway schools, from the Upper Primary to Norway High, where he graduated in 1946. He served his country as an Electrician’s Mate in the U.S. Navy from 1946 to 1949, at Great Lakes, aboard the U.S. Malabar and other posts. Enrolling in college immediately after his Naval service he graduated from the University of Maine at Orono in 1953 and earned his Master’s of Education in 1962. Arthur married the former Joyce Grover on June 23, 1956. They had 51 years of love and respect until her passing in 2007. After teaching at Bridgton Academy and Mechanic Falls High School, he became principal at MFHS for five years, continuing to teach one class and to coach. The summers of 1963 and 1964 he was Norway’s Recreation Director. He was the first Executive Director of the Oxford County Economic Opportunity Council (now Community Concepts) and a principle organizer of Oxford County Mental Health Association (which became Tri-County Mental Health). He worked 12 years as University of Maine Extension Agent in Community Development. After working two years in construction he bought L.F. Pike & Son in 1980, retiring in 2003. His love of music led him to school performances, the Navy’s Great Lakes Glee Club, his church choir, and to be a founding member of the Hillsmen Barbershop Chorus. He was a 69-year member and Deacon Emeritus of the Second Congregational Church of Norway. An active Mason, Arthur was raised in Oxford Lodge #18 AF & AM in November 1953, and was an affiliate member of Mt. Tir’em Lodge #136; Past High Priest – Oxford Royal Arch Chapter #29; Past Illustrious Master – Oxford Council #14 R & SM; Past Grand Standard Bearer – Grand Lodge of Maine; Member – Lewiston Commandery #6 Knights Templar; Maine Consistory – Valley of Portland; Oxford Chapter #168, OES; Maine Council, Order of High Priesthood; Maine Council, Order of Thrice Illustrious Masters. He was a member of American Legion Post #82 of Norway, and a founder of the Veterans’ Breakfast; Past President of Norway Merchant’s/Business Association. Over the years he belonged to and served as officer in numerous professional organizations. Arthur leaves behind his brother Donald H. of Norway; children Lesley and Gary Dean of Stoneham; grandchildren Andrew and Rachel Dean of Wiscasset, and Ryan and Liz Dean of Norway, and his absolute delights, Brynn Livy and Bradyn Levi, and many much loved nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by his beloved Joyce and son Peter. The family wishes to thank the women of Beacon Hospice and Maine Veterans’ Home for their wonderful, loving care, devotion and support, especially Jessica and Tovah, by God’s grace you became part of our family and will always be. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that gifts be made to the establishment of the Oxford Lodge Memorial Library, 9 Temple St., Norway, ME 04268, or to any of the programs that serve our hungry neighbors such as the Free Supper Program, Second Congregational Church, Main Street, Norway, ME 04268. Family and friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Friday, July 6 from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. at Oxford Hills and Weston Funeral Services, 1037 Main St., Rte. 26, Oxford, Maine. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, July 7 at 1 p.m. at the Second Congregational Church in Norway. Interment will be private. Arrangements under the direction of Oxford Hills and Weston Funeral Services. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.oxfordhillsfuneralservices.com
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taxes. I don’t like that, either. I Jen Deraspe think being an assessor is a Denmark thankless task, but it is what it is and the way O’Donnell and Associates, Casco’s town man(Continued from Page D) ager and board of selectmen for your excellent letter on tellwere treated was shameful. I ing the truth about what “pro- To The Editor: gressives” are all about. Thank On the subject of the Avesta thank them all for having you Bridgton News for pub- proposal, I would like to know behaved professionally and lishing viewpoints and opinions whether they completed a study honorably. I regret that Casco from all sides of the politi- that confirms the need for the will not be having the excelcal spectrum. I still wish Tom type of housing that they pro- lent services of O’Donnell and McLaughlin wasn’t the only pose to build in Bridgton. If Associates. Alice Darlington one being paid for his opinions. so, is it available to the public? South Casco I still wish I wasn’t always I remain concerned that this published on the back pages of project, which will be largely the Opinion section, but I can funded by taxpayer money, will live with it. Thank you, Tom be another bridge to nowhere, McLaughlin for inspiring me to which benefits mostly the To The Editor: pursue my own interpretations builder/operator and ends up Unfortunately, too many of of civil liberties, politics and competing with privately-fund- those elected to public office the teachings of Jesus. in Maine, her cities, towns ed alternatives. Virginia (Tilla) Durr Another concern that I have and hamlets, as well as in Bridgton is that we who purchase our the U.S. dictorate are getting gasoline in Bridgton seem to their advice from unelected have to pay much more than Pobiedonostsevs. Governor Paul LePage and in Fryeburg, Raymond and other nearby communities. Last Treasurer Bruce Poliquin, with To The Editor: You can get there from here! week, I bought gas in Conway, the help of the Republican All roads point to the N.H. for 25 cents a gallon less majority in both Houses, are Denmark Arts Center! How than the Bridgton price. Even doing a great job in starting many places on the planet Fryeburg was 15 cents less, to get Maine’s financial house can one hop on their motor- this despite the fact that one of back in order, but there is only cycle, travel six miles down a the Fryeburg stations is oper- so much they alone can do. The gravel road through the woods, ated by the same company that single biggest problem Maine opening to a quiet pond, to an operates the only two stations faces is the federal bureaucracy. art center with a top notch, that are currently open in down- Maine’s single biggest expense mesmerizing string quartet of town Bridgton. It would be a is the public school system. Ask international caliber filling the great service to Bridgton resi- any superintendent of schools dents if the Bridgton News con- how much he or she could cut sound waves? After the performance, I ducted and published a simple if it were not for unfunded and stepped outside with their price survey from time to time. underfunded federal mandates sound rising up and out, and Perhaps, this would encourage coming out of Washington. Time and time again, politicould hear the water falling our only supplier to treat the over the dam with the moon buying public equitably, even cians running for high office rising above the surrounding though a virtual monopoly situ- in Washington have told us they would eliminate the evil White Pine trees. It does not get ation exists here. Paul DuBrule three — the Department of any better than that. Bridgton Education, the Department of Thank you, Jamie, Denmark Energy and the horrific domiArts Center and all involved. cile of the Pobiedonostsev, What a gift to this community the Environmental Protection Agency. To the Editor: When it comes to the Fed, In Loving Memory of I want to thank the Bridgton state government has its hands News and reporter Dawn De DONALD L. SMITH SR. tied, but the people do not. Busk for the June 28 article on who died July 5, 1992 O’Donnell and Associates, Inc., If Maine is ever to become a Gone forever but not forgotten. the 2007 Casco revaluation and financially free, independent, its very contentious and dis- competitive state with a moral Sadly missed by wife Lotte, agreeable aftermath. compass, what is needed is a children and grandchildren I am one of the taxpayers movement of Maine’s youth like completely satisfied with the the Haganah and Maccabees of CARD OF THANKS job O’Donnell’s did and dis- pre-state Israel fame. State government has not the gusted with the innuendoes, We the family of Phyllis W. Chandler courage, the moral compass, insults and ignorance displayed wish to thank all who sent cards, nor the desire to be free; it is flowers, donations, comfort and sup- by those who didn’t like their port. To the Fryeburg Police Dept., new valuations and who were up to the rulers of the state, the Wood Funeral Home, Dr. Roye, Rev. able to sway enough taxpayers people themselves to free themJacob and Harvey Nichols, thank you to vote for a new revaluation to selves of the tyranny coming for your help and understanding; it be carried out this year – a sorry out of Washington. And, that was deeply appreciated. will take youth of courage and waste of our money. People are never happy to morals. 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PORTLAND — Irene Parsons, 93, of Denmark, died peacefully at Maine Medical Center on July 1, 2012, with her granddaughter, Jenifer, by her side. Irene was born in Westbrook, on March 16, 1919, the daughter of Joseph and Armandine Forest Turgeon. She moved to Denmark in 1945. She was most happy when her children and grandchildren were around. She loved her family, bird watching, puttering in her yard, talking to her friends on the telephone, and her house, where she lived independently until her death. She is survived by her sister Theresa McLaughlin of Portland; son Lawrence Parsons, of Brownfield; daughter Judy Transue, of Denmark, daughter Kathy Hemeon, of Center Conway, N.H., son Duane Parsons of Falls Church, Va.; six grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She will be sadly missed by all. She was predeceased by her parents; and her husband, Everett Parsons, who died in 1987. A private burial will take place at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of Chandler Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 8 Elm St. Bridgton. Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.chandlerfunerals.com. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Denmark Congregational Church or the Denmark Arts Center.
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Representatives. Representative Rankin listens to the voters and she understands how people in our part of Maine live. She understands our concerns for our families, our future and our way of life in Maine. I have had the opportunity to listen to some of Representative Rankin’s ideas and I believe that she has a wonderful vision for our bright future. At this time, our economy is challenging for many in our communities. We need someone in the legislature that can speak for the people of Maine, whether they have been here for generations or have just moved into town. Please consider voting for this great Mainer, our neighbor and friend, Representative Helen Rankin. She is the best choice! Diana Bell Fryeburg
(Continued from Page D) July 11 — Knotty Knitters, noon to 2 p.m., Soldiers Memorial Library, Hiram. July 11 — American Heart Association CPR courses, 6 p.m., Stonehearth Open Learning Opportunities, Conway, N.H. FMI: 603-447-6711. July 14 — Shaker Chair Taping Workshop, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village, Rte. 26, New Gloucester. FMI: 926-4597. July 14 — R & R Spinners demo of skills and crafts, 10 a.m., Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village, Rte. 26, New Gloucester. July 14 — Open Hive at Oxford Hills Honey Bee Club, 1 p.m., Cooperative Extension, Olson Rd., So. Paris. FMI: 7435009. July 14 — Sarah Orne Jewett and her herbs, 2:30 p.m., Hiram Historical Society, 20 Historical Ridge, Hiram. fmi: 625-4762. ` July 14 — Swingin’ Bears Square Dance, ice cream social, 7-10 p.m., Oxford Hills Middle School, Pine St., So. Paris. FMI: 998-5359. July 14 — “Garden Illuminated,” candlelight night, 8 p.m., McLaughlin Garden, Main St., So. Paris. FMI: 7438820. ##### AREA FOOD PANTRIES BRIDGTON — Bridgton Food Pantry, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesdays, Methodist Church, 98 Main St. FMI: 647-4476. BROWNFIELD — Brownfield Food Pantry, 1 to 5 p.m. third Thursdays, 701 Pequawket Trl. FMI: 935-2333. CASCO — Casco Food Pantry, 4 to 6 p.m. fourth Thursdays, Casco Alliance Church. HARRISON — Harrison Food Pantry, 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Seventh Day Adventist Church, 2 Naples Rd. FMI: 5836178. FRYEBURG — Food Pantry, Fryeburg Assembly of God, by appointment, 8 Drift Rd. FMI: 935-3129. NAPLES — Naples Food Pantry, 10 a.m. to noon Tuesdays, United Methodist Church, Village Green, FMI: 838-9045; The Food Basket and Kyrie’s Kitchen, 1st & 3rd Mondays, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Naples Town Hall gym, FMI: 615-3226. RAYMOND — Raymond Food Pantry, 4-6 p.m., 2nd & 4th Thursdays, Lake Region Baptist Church, 1273 Main St. FMI: 232-5830. SEBAGO — Sebago Food Pantry and Clothes Closet, Nazarene Church, Rte. 114, 4th Tuesdays, 9 to 11 a.m.; clothes closet Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. STANDISH — Catherine’s Cupboard Food Pantry, 6 p.m. Wednesdays, Standish Town Hall, Rte. 35. SWEDEN — Sweden House Food Pantry, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. 1st & 3rd Wednesdays, Sweden Church basement, 137 Bridgton Rd. FMI: 909-208-6377, 2567380. ###### 12 STEP MEETINGS BRIDGTON Monday through Friday — Alcoholics Anonymous, noon to 1 p.m., American Legion, Depot St. O/D Monday — Narcotics Anonymous, 7 p.m. Community Center, 15 Depot St. ODLH Tuesday — Al-Anon, 7:30 p.m., St. Joseph Church, 225
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Damp beyond my years
Perhaps I should explain that. Three weeks ago our lawn mower died. Seems that when you run the engine with the oil reservoir dry the cylinder just seizes up — imagine that. Well, since then we’ve had nothing but rain and heat and sun around here so our lawn had gone the way of the hayfield. It got so high and our old place
started looking so decrepit that my wife suggested we drag some busted appliances and furniture out into the dooryard and spend our evenings sitting on a cat-frayed old couch wearing ripped T-shirts, drinking Moxie, and staring at the traffic. Fortunately, the mower doctors called me at work on Friday; the pistons were off life-support and a bit over two-hundred dollars later I stuffed the machine into the back of my car and drove home. It was a blisteringly hot evening, but I was determined, so I tore off into the knee-high savanna with my freshly lubri-
because of the heat, and just talked. I needed advice about a friend of mine whose school schedule was so stressful that the possibility of insanity was looming. “I compartmentalize,” my college-veteran daughter began, somewhat breathlessly. “I break my week into five days, make a list, and then I do all the Monday and Tuesday stuff on Monday, the Wednesday stuff on Tuesday, the Thursday stuff on Wednesday, the Friday stuff on Thursday, and then I take Friday off because everyone needs a break and on the weekend I study.” It took me a few minutes at an eight-minute-permile pace to work this out in my head, but eventually I got it, and I was impressed. “Really?” I asked. “Yup,” she said. Back home, okay, now I was
cut down on the number of lost pets over the Fourth of July holiday. Here is an example of how I learned through failure. Twice in my life, I took my very skittish, noise-sensitive dog to a fireworks show. What was I thinking? This Chamber of Commerce sponsored display kicked off the holiday spending season on the Friday after Thanksgiving. At the onset, my dog was shaking uncontrollably under a picnic table. I held her for a while – keeping her leash in hand. Finally I decided the best thing for her butterfly heart was to let her run. She did run, deep into a nearby forested area; and, she did not leave those protective woods that night. I had no choice but to drive 30 minutes to my parents’ home. The next morning, I returned, called her name and found her waiting in the woods and willing and happy to jump in my car. The second fireworks show (to celebrate the Fur Rendezvous in February) resulted in my dog wandering the streets of Anchorage for nine days in the winter. Obviously, there are far more horrific stories of fireworks not used in conjunction with common sense. I won’t repeat those
tales of children spending the holiday in the burn unit of some hospital while guilt-ridden family members suffer the screams of pain. My family experienced a close call when my younger brother ignited a string of firecrackers too close to our 500gallon gasoline tank. It was probably just old fumes on the ground that turned into flames. My mother saw a catastrophe coming. She yelled for everyone to run away from the gas tank and head toward the lake. As teen-agers, my brother and a boy cousin got a big kick out of tossing firecrackers in the fire pit. Nothing more than a scare there. The bottom most explosive line is: Use common sense. Most Mainers know how to light a fire in any season, pack for the beach in moment’s notice, reel in a large mouth bass, and deal with flooding in the basement. Just because Mainers haven’t had the convenience or the past history of legal fireworks, does not mean that we don’t know how to treat those fiery guys with respect. Why should anyone except less than that from this northern state’s residents and visitors? This summer, let’s prove it.
Please be safe with fireworks It Dawned on Me by Dawn De Busk News Columnist
you’ve acquired your Maine purchased pyrotechnics – you can hardly wait until darkness rings the doorbell, please notify your neighbors. Some of those people may have dogs or cats that go out a certain time of the evening; and they could avoid the scatter and run. Better yet, your neighbors will get the heads up that an awesome fireworks show might take place. They might want to find the premier spot from which to view the display you have planned. Even if you don’t know your neighbors very well, make the gesture to walk over and give them a polite warning. It might turn into a stellar opportunity to exchange seasonal strawberry desserts or the best rib sauce recipes. Or, maybe they have some shrubbery that you’ve been trying to get to grow in your yard. Or, maybe you will discover some other common interest. I truly believe Gov. Le Page meant no harm by this bill that was likely drafted to bring in the bucks in an arena that New Hampshire once ruled. However, in small communities, local elected officials have cited public safety as a concern – one that has been expressed by residents worried the noise from fireworks will be non-stop this summer. In the spirit of Maine hospitality, a neighborly visit could
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boat launch. It was late now, so we didn’t even towel off — just jumped into the car and took off for home and the inevitable bowl of ice cream. The rest of the evening just dribbled off into darkness, full of laughter. The next day, without thinking about the impending dampness, I just climbed in my car and headed to town to run errands. By the time I’d passed three mailboxes, the previous evening’s lake water had oozed up through the cloth seat and soaked my shorts. Thusly saturated I walked into the bank, low on funds and appearing slightly incontinent. You just have to laugh. It’s Maine, it’s July, it’s hot, the lake is right over there, and wet pants are just part of life.
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For decades, the neighboring state of New Hampshire reaped the financial reward of selling fireworks to celebrating New Englanders. This will be the first summer Mainers will be legally allowed to sell, buy and ignite fireworks. For the first two items permits are in order, while the latter could be a freefor-all. So, let us practice responsibility when we light those fountains, serpents, torpedoes and roman candles. Let us make Governor Paul Le Page proud that we were given this opportunity – to have fewer rules, to boost businesses, and to be conscientious citizens of this northern state. According to the new legislation, business owners must have a permit before transporting and selling fireworks. Permits will also be required for professional pyro-technicians who are in charge of large shows, which has been customary in Maine. It is the rest of us who might make an Independence Day promise not to act like first-year college students suddenly free from strict parental curfews. To be on the up and up before you put a lighter to that fuse, let your neighbors know. Whether you have a date and dusk-oriented time that all the family and friends will get together, or whether – once
ready for the lemonade and ice cubes. Nope. “Let’s go swimming!” the same daughter said. I felt a little seized up, but said yes anyway. Down at the lake the girl just sprinted down the dock and dove in. I tested the water with a toe. “Yikes, chilly,” I said. “Dad, if you don’t jump right in I’m going to tell everyone that when the worship leader at church says, ‘Okay, just the ladies now,’ you just keep right on singing.” Not wanting that spread that all over town, I jumped right in. We swam north into the orange and purple sunset, now sprinting, now paddling like ducks, now floating on our backs and spitting water straight up, until we were thoroughly wet and cooled off and then we splashed back to the
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Fire Marshal offers fireworks safety message Grange For the first time in decades, private fireworks are legal in Maine and the State Fire Marshal’s Office is offering safety tips to consumers, many likely have never used the devices before. “Although fireworks are now legal, it’s important for consumers to operate them safely to avoid injury and damage to property,” said Acting State Fire Marshal Joe Thomas. “Users must be 21 or older, the fireworks must have been purchased within Maine, and can be used only on a person’s own property, or have a property owner’s written permission.” Thomas also urged consumers to make sure local ordnances are followed as several cities and towns have enacted local laws to prohibit their use. “This the first time since 1949 that private fireworks have been allowed in Maine and consumers should read carefully the instructions to set them off
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in a safe manner,” Thomas said. Safety instructions are included with every sale of fireworks in Maine. He urged close supervision of children around any fireworks detonation and said the pyrotechnics should be stored in a secure location to prohibit access by children. He also said dry summer weather conditions can make fields, grass and woodland susceptible to fires, started by fireworks. The Fire Marshal’s Office website has a copy of the statute that allows their use, safety instructions, and a list of communities that prohibit fireworks. Go to: www.maine.gov/dps/fmo/fireworks/index.html Here are some fireworks safety tips from the State Fire Marshal’s Office: • Purchase only Maine permissible consumer fireworks, available at licensed stores, and only the quantity that you will use.
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• Fireworks can only be used on property that you own, or have written permission from the landowner. • Have a water hose available in case of a fire. • Only those 21 or older can possess or use consumer fireworks. • Always wear eye protection and follow all directions provided. • Light only one device at a time. • Keep spectators at a safe distance and be considerate of neighbors, pets and the environment. Clean up all debris when finished • Devices that do not discharge should be placed in water, after setting alone for 15 minutes. • Always make sure that unused fireworks, matches and lighters are kept out of the reach of children.
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The path to a balanced budget is not to borrow Calendar (Continued from Page D) Excessive government borrowing and spending is at the center of the Greek financial crisis. Over many years, Greek politicians have created costly cradle-to-grave entitlements that have cemented these expected benefits in the minds of its citizens. The past two generations have known only “free” government-funded education, health care, and retirement. For some jobs, normal retirement age is 55 for men and 50 for women. After 10 years of service at a private sector company (12 years with different companies), Greek workers are entitled to government-mandated 25 paid vacation days per year. Add another 12 public holidays per year. That’s about one and a half months per year of not working but getting paid. Powerful unions make it extremely difficult to terminate employment even for good reason. Public services and businesses regularly close by early afternoon. The socialized Greek structure succeeds only with ample tax dollars to pay for the unusually generous and expensive entitlements. This requires a robust private sector economy that creates plenty of jobs and generates the needed tax revenues. Instead, Greece supports a huge public sector where one of three citizens works for the government. Those employees receive higher wages and more generous benefits than the shrinking number of private sector workers who struggle to pay for them. Greeks are levied personal income tax rates up to 45% to help keep the system afloat, inadvertently driving more companies, jobs, and tax revenues out of the country. The Greek financial death spiral has come to a head during the past few years for the whole world to witness, sadly. With the 17-nation European Union (EU) closely linked, Greece’s sinking economy could pull
much of Europe down with it. Beginning a fifth year of recession, Greeks suffer under 22% unemployment as quality of life and living standards plummet. Young workers are increasingly discouraged as businesses close, jobs evaporate, and investment capital flees the country. Worker strikes and civil unrest are spreading. The Greek government has been defaulting, for over a year. Still, Greeks fight painful wage cuts and cling to entitlements to which they’ve been accustomed. While having spent and borrowed itself silly, Greece now asks the world to bail it out. Greek public debt totals 160% of gross domestic product (GDP). That means it would take the value of every product manufactured and every service provided in Greece for 1.6 years to pay back the money it has borrowed from lenders around the world. Why does this matter? With today’s connected global economy, excessive government spending and borrowing on a massive scale, even by Greece with its 32nd largest world economy, can impact nearly everyone, including us Americans. Spain, Portugal, Italy, and Ireland share many of the same spending and debt problems as Greece. Their unhealthy economic and financial symptoms may not be far behind. European banks could lose half of the money they loaned to Greece. That would leave them less money to extend to other customers, like American companies wanting to grow and create more jobs here at home. Shrinking credit available to European businesses and consumers might have already pushed Europe into another recession. Roughly 47% of the goods and services sold by many of our largest domestic (S & P 500) companies are to nonU.S. customers, including those from Europe. A shrinking appe-
tite abroad for our products and services means fewer jobs here in America. The International Monetary Fund (IMF) lends money to troubled countries. U.S. taxpayers provide 18% of those IMF funds. The IMF has already loaned billions of dollars to Greece. That puts more upward pressure on taxes here, hurting American families and businesses. This reckless pattern of excessive spending, borrowing, and debt has found its way to Washington. Career politicians, primarily looking to get reelected, are addicted to spending someone else’s money — yours. Our once frugal nation is flat broke, can’t pay its bills, and is heavily in debt. This is the fourth year in a row that our federal government has spent approximately $1.5 trillion more than it has collected from us in taxes. It makes up the difference by either borrowing the money, or printing it. Now, our nation owes $16 trillion to investors around the world who have loaned us the money. Washington has no credible plan to balance government spending with tax revenues collected. It has no credible plan to start paying off our frightening mountain of debt. It has no plan to reform and save our three behemoth safety nets — Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security — two of which are running out of money. There aren’t enough Washington statesmen to step forward and tell the truth to the American people about the financial crisis which they created. Why does this matter? This unstable fiscal platform discourages entrepreneurs from risking their savings to start or grow their companies, and to hire more workers. They fear rising taxes will be needed to pay for out-of-control government spending and piles of debt. They see continued high-energy costs because of Washington’s refusal to permit the full devel-
opment of our energy resources here at home. Job creators see rising health care and insurance costs because of Washington’s inability to successfully address this haunting problem that hurts every American family and business. Like the Greeks, we see our prosperity and economic freedom slipping away, albeit not as quickly. Here in Maine, we’re doing things differently. The leadership team in Augusta has rejected the big government borrow-and-spend strategy embraced by Washington and many European countries, and espoused by the newspaper editorial a year ago. Instead, we recognize that free enterprise has lifted more people out of poverty around the world than any other economic system. For free market capitalism to work, it must have a government that supports it. Maine state government is building a business-friendly climate to attract private sector investment and jobs. We’re reducing the cost and complexity of starting and growing a company in Maine. We’re eliminating public debt, cutting government spending, lowering taxes, and making it easier to run a business here. We’re supporting the expansion of natural gas to lower energy costs. Health insurance reforms are already reducing premium costs in the individual policy market. We’re rightsizing our unaffordable Medicaid (Mainecare) program to preserve this important safety net for the most vulnerable.
This is a rare opportunity for Maine to show our country and the world that we can and will get it right. To re-engineer a smaller and less intrusive government that costs taxpayers less and refocuses limited resources toward those truly in need. A state government that helps a new generation of Mainers proudly become more independent and responsible. It will take courage. We will be criticized. But, in the end, our kids will be better able to live and work here in Maine better able to raise their families, and to live more prosperous and secure lives with more choices. In the end, it will have been well worth the effort and patience.
(Continued from Page D) taking Social Security benefits, you need to be watchful of these dates. Applications for Medicare can be made by telephone (1-800-772-1213) and can also be accomplished on the Internet at www.ssa.gov Stan Cohen, a Medicare volunteer counselor, is available for free, one-on-one consultations at Bridgton Hospital on Tuesdays from 8:30 to 11 a.m. No appointment is necessary. Alternatively, call the Southern Maine Agency on Aging (800-427-7411) and ask for a Medicare advocate. Note: Mr. Cohen will not be available from July 16 through July 31.
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High Street. Thursday — Narcotics Anonymous Women’s Meeting, 7 to 8 p.m., St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, Sweden Rd. (Rte. 93) off Rte. 302. CASCO Monday — Narcotics Anonymous, 7 p.m., Clyde Bailey Drop In Center, 224 Roosevelt Trail (Rte. 302). Monday through Sunday — Alcoholics Anonymous, 9 a.m., Clyde Bailey Drop In Center, 224 Roosevelt Trail (Rte. 302). Tuesday — AA Step Mtgs., 7 p.m., Clyde Bailey Drop In Center, 224 Roosevelt Trail (Rte. 302). Wednesday — Alcoholics Anonymous, 7 to 8 p.m., Clyde Bailey Drop In Center, 224 Roosevelt Trail (Rte. 302). Thursday — Alcoholics Anonymous, 7 a.m., Ladies Step-Meeting, 7 to 8 p.m., Clyde Bailey Center, 224 Roosevelt Trail, (Rte. 302) So. Casco. Saturday — AA Beginner’s & Group Mtgs., 7 to 8 p.m., Clyde Bailey Center, 224 Roosevelt Trail, (Rte. 302) So. Casco. HARRISON Sunday — Alcoholics Anonymous, 6:30 p.m., Harrison Congregational Church, corner Route 117 and Dawes Hill Road. NAPLES Thursday — Al-Anon, 7:30 p.m. Beginners Meeting, 7:45 p.m. Open Meeting, Naples Methodist Church, Village Green, side door entrance down stairs.
The meaning of the Fourth
(Continued from Page D) always returned to our independence and all that came with it for a reason; it was a time filled with people who never became hopeless, who carried with them hopeful hearts, who personified what hope is all about. I write all of this because of how easy it is to forget their lessons on this day. We should enjoy the grill, and the spectacle of fireworks, and our chats, debates
about this local politician or that federal politician, this local policy or that new government program. We should enjoy being Americans on this day. But at some point, in our own solitude, let’s remember how we got to where we are; what it took to have this day; and why it is that being an American is such a special honor. If you have any problems with the state, or if there is any-
thing I can do for you, please contact me. You can reach me at my office at the State House at 287-1515 or visit my website, www.mainesenate.org/diamond to send me an e-mail. Thank you and have a wonderful July 4th holiday. Senator Bill Diamond is a resident of Windham, and serves the District 12 communities of Casco, Frye Island, Raymond, Standish, Windham and Hollis.
Healthcare law no solution
(Continued from Page D) start over in a bipartisan fashion, as we should have from the start, to draft a health care bill that achieves the consensus goals of improving access and quality, providing more choice, containing health care costs, and making health care coverage more affordable for all Americans. The Supreme Court did overturn part of the law. I agree with the Court’s decision to concur with the 26 states, including Maine, that challenged the health care law’s mandate to dramatically expand their Medicaid programs or risk losing their Medicaid funding. Maine already has a generous Medicaid program. Had the Medicaid mandate been upheld, financially-strapped states would have been forced to make draconian cuts in other critically important areas such as transportation, education, and many others in order to comply with this expensive fed-
eral mandate. Ultimately, this provision was a false promise, because it would not have been sustainable. I am particularly concerned about the impact that the health care law will have on Maine’s small businesses, which are our state’s job creation engine. The law discourages small businesses from hiring new employees and paying them more. It could also lead to onerous financial penalties, even for those small businesses that are struggling to provide health insurance for their employees. Even where the law tries to help small businesses, it misses the mark. For example, I have long been a proponent of tax credits to help small businesses afford health insurance for their employees. The new credits for small businesses in the health care law, however, are poorly structured. They are phased out in such a way that businesses will actually be penalized when they hire new workers or pay their
employees more. Moreover, they are temporary and can only be claimed for two years in the insurance exchanges. It didn’t have to be this way. The bitter rhetoric and partisan gridlock over the past few years have obscured the very important fact that there are many health care reforms that have overwhelming support in both parties. In the wake of the Supreme Court’s divided decision on this law, I continue to hope that Congress will work together to change the law substantially not only in response to the Court’s decision, but also to respond to the very real health care concerns of the American people as well as the budget realities we face. Our nation faces overwhelming financial challenges, including a nearly $16 trillion debt, and this health care law will only make avoiding the coming fiscal cliff even more daunting.
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Ossipee Valley Fest July 26-29 Barrigar & Mark Mazengarb, The Bagboys, last year’s OVMF Band Contest winners — Three Tall Pines, Chasing Blue, and that is just the start. The festival is host to the New England Song & Flatpicking Championships. The competitions draw contestants from all over America and even overseas, are highlighted events at the festival, featuring cash and prizes worth thousands of dollars. Friday and Saturday nights will feature a children’s dance party and a family barn dance. Music workshops for beginners to master level are given by the main stage performers and are offered free of charge. For Friday, Saturday and Sunday, there is a Roots & Sprouts Music Academy, a free three-day music camp for children with a paid adult. The OVMF Band Contest will be held on Friday afternoon. Six chosen bands will compete to perform next year on the Maine Stage. Further details and signup forms are on the website www.ossipeevalley.com Gates open for camping on Sunday, July 22; the three-day weekend ticket price is $105, and the four-day price is $115. Thursday only price is $25, Friday $40 and Saturday $50 at the gate. Sunday price is $35. Children age 17 and under are free with an adult. The Ossipee Valley Fairgrounds are just off Route 25 in Hiram. For more information visit www.ossipeevalley. com, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 625-8656.
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OFFICIAL WELCOME — The Greater Bridgton Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce on June 28 celebrated the Grand Opening of the relocated Sun Sports+ on the Causeway in Naples. The ribbon-cutting ceremony was held during the Chamber’s July After Hours event. Chamber members were treated to appetizers and drinks provided by Lake Region Caterers; raffle prizes were provided by Sun Sports+; and free ice cream samples provided by the Causeway Dairy Bar. Sun Sports+ owners Harry and Kirsten Hewes are shown cutting the ribbon. Sun Sports+ offers a full line of water sports gear, rentals and instructors.
Harrison Old Home Days strong as ever HARRISON — The Harrison Old Home Days Committee has been working hard to keep this annual tradition alive, and has put together another fun-filled celebration, complete with all the traditional activities folks have come to expect. Old Home Days begins Wednesday, July 11 and runs through Saturday, July 14. The celebration kicks off with Harrison Rec’s annual 5K Run By the Lake on Wednesday, starting at 7 p.m. The race will start from the antique store by the Harrison Grange Hall, following around Long Lake towards North Bridgton, then looping back to the village for a finish line at the post office. Register by calling 583-6237
or 595-2433, or visit www.harrisonmaine.org On Thursday and Friday, the food booths open at 5:30 p.m., and the midway and rides from Smokey’s Greater Shows, set up in Crystal Lake Park, opens at 6 p.m. On Thursday, Hurricane Mountain will entertain at 7 p.m. until dusk, when fireworks will be shot off to light up the skies above Crystal Lake. Hurricane Mountain will resume playing after the fireworks. At the end of each night, a daily 50/50 raffle will be drawn, and participants don’t need to be present to win. On Friday at 5:30 p.m., The Lions Club will hold their popular Chicken Bake at Long Lake Park. At 7 p.m., enter-
SOUTH PARIS — The 34th annual Founder’s Day to support the Hamlin Library and Museum in Paris, Maine will be held Saturday, July 21. The showpiece of the charity event is The Bahre Collection of antique and Classic cars. The collection, housed at the birthplace of Hannibal Hamlin, Abraham Lincoln’s first vice president, is open once a year to the public at the Founder’s Day event. The collection of over 50 vehicles includes one of the world’s finest assemblages of Packards. The Packard collection features Dietrich V-windshield body styles and LeBaron V-windshield body styles on the Packard 12 chassis for 1932-34, the one-off front-wheel-drive prototype sedan, a 1906 Model S touring car and other specialty Packards. The collection highlights American Classics such as Duesenbergs, V-16 Cadillac, Stutz, Graham-Paige, and Auburn 12; foreign Classics such as Delahaye, Isotta Fraschini, Hispano-Suiza, Mercedes-Benz and Alfa-Romeo; and an eclectic grouping of brass-era cars (including two electric cars), a Tucker, a Harley-Davidson and later-model sports cars. Along with the vehicles there is an antique doll and toy collection,
horse-drawn carriages, player piano, old phonographs, tabletop instruments and a jukebox. Founder’s Day festivities include music, entertainment and a crafts fair. The charity event is scheduled for Saturday, July 21 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the Paris Hill Green, rain or shine. Donations for admission to The Bahre Collection are $10 for adults and $2 for children 12 and under. All proceeds from admissions will support the Hamlin Memorial Library and Museum. Information and directions to Founder’s Day are available from the Hamlin Memorial Library at 743-2980 and online at www.hamlin.lib.me.us
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Café at Stephens NORWAY — Renovations will begin this month to the coffee shop at Stephens Memorial Hospital. By late summer, the eatery for visitors will re-open as The Café at Stephens. The Café at Stephens will feature a self-service coffee bar and vending machines with healthy food options prepared by the SMH kitchen. The café will be open 24/7, allowing the hospital to provide better service to patients, visitors and staff. The area will feature comfortable seating and access to Wi-Fi. Patient surveys and visitor comments have indicated that access to food during non-business hours is a muchneeded service.
tainment will be provided by S.F. Jones. Registration will be taken at 5:30 p.m. on Friday for the Junior Parade, which begins at 6 p.m., marching down Main Street to Long Lake Park, The youth will spin off on the Grand Parade’s theme of “100 Years of Maine Tradition,” by showing what 100 means to them: 100 hats, 100 stickers, you get the picture. Prizes will be awarded. Saturday is the big day at
Harrison Old Home Days, starting with a pancake and egg breakfast at the United Parish Congregational Church from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. Registration for the Grand Parade is at 8:30 a.m., and when it starts at noon, the floats will show off a century of Maine traditions — such as apple picking, ice fishing, lumbering, or basking by the lake. The parade will proceed up Main Street to the Congregational Church’s park-
ing lot. The midway and rides, along with food booth and raffle booth, open at 12:45 p.m. Saturday. Antique autos will be on display in the church’s parking lot. At 5 p.m., the Harrison Lions Club will hold a Chicken and Lobster Bake, and raffles will be drawn hourly beginning at 6 p.m. Capping off the event will be entertainment by the Imari Dancers at 7 p.m., and the Road Kingz at 8 p.m.
All three days, various booths will be set up by local nonprofit organizations, offering information, homemade goodies and food wagons. Advance tickets for the Midway are available at a savings at the Market Basket or the Village Tie-Up. The committee wants everyone to enjoy the fruits of their hard labor and the labor of all those who participate and support in any way.
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Second Rufus Porter Museum reception held
The Rufus Porter Museum held a second Mystery Tour Fundraiser on Sat. June 23, at the home of Eric and Tom Johnson in North Bridgton, called “Whitefarm.” Built in 1825 by Dr. Samuel Farnsworth, Jr., the house has been called the best example of Federal architecture in western Maine by Earle Shettleworth, head of the Maine Historic Preservation Commission. Pictured on the right, he is joined by left, Andrea Hawkes, Executive Director of the Museum, Tom Johnson, Director of the Victoria Mansion in Portland, and Laurie LaBar, Curator of the Maine State Museum in Augusta. The house is currently for sale.
The Samuel Farnsworth family portrait was painted in 1827 at Whitefarm by George Washington Appleton, and is now owned by the Rufus Porter Museum. The portrait was returned to the house for the Fundraiser Party, the first time it had returned since it left in 1900. An important role for the museum is to preserve important pieces of Bridgton’s history, and this portrait is a major example of keeping the town’s history available for the public to enjoy.
Bonnie Trafford, on the left, is president of the Board of Directors of the Rufus Porter Museum. She was joined at the party by Julie Lindberg, Volunteer Curator, Nelle Ely, past president of the Board, and Andrea Hawkes, Executive Director.
New artwork of the projected new museum campus, painted by Beth Cossey, was celebrated on the dessert cake. Admiring the Whitefarm House and collection are from left, Breena Whitcomb, Charles Burden, founder of the Maine Maritime Museum, Beth Cossey, Chair of the Fundraiser, and Jane Radcliffe, Board member and museum consultant.
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