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After 12 years, Torres family simply wants to bring Tony home By Wayne E. Rivet Staff Writer DENMARK — Ramona Torres’ heart breaks every single day that goes by without any news of the whereabouts of her son, Tony. “Every day seems like it just happen,” she said, clutching a framed photograph of Tony inside her Denmark home. “It’s a tough time of the year for us.” In April, the Torres family celebrated Tony’s birthday. He would have been 33 years old. Twelve years ago, Angel “Tony” Torres was last seen in Biddeford at 2 a.m. near a store. He had been out with friends, and later dropped off. Reportedly, he was looking for a ride to North Conway, N.H. That was the last time the 21-year-old college student was seen. The date is firmly etched in Ramona’s memory. May 21, 1999 — the last time Tony was seen alive. Tony had returned home for Mother’s Day weekend, and

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told his mother that he planned to move off campus (he was a junior at Framingham State College in Massachusetts) to live with his girlfriend. The Torres met the young lady, and were impressed.

25 yards in front of his residence. His mother reported that she was in the residence talking on the phone, and his father was at work. There was no sign of a struggle and no significant evidence was found at the scene. Joseph Bichrest Missing since: 1976 Town: Greenville Joseph Bichrest, formerly of Pennsylvania, was an attorney living in Greenville. In 1976, he disappeared, along with his Jeep. Investigation revealed that a credit card in MISSING, Page 8A “We told him that she was a very nice young lady for him,” Ramona said. Days later, Tony called to wish his parents a happy anniversary. He was excited about his new apartment/condominium. He

told his mother he would call her again on a Thursday, figuring his new telephone would be in service. “Thursday came and went with no phone call. There was a message earlier when he was moving. I didn’t want to erase it because I had a funny feeling about it,” Ramona recalled. “I was very emotional that evening. I went into the bathroom and cried. I didn’t know why I was crying. I had a bad feeling something was wrong. It wasn’t about him moving on (into his own place).” Sunday came and went without any word from Tony despite repeated phone calls from his family. “He always called. He knows how much I worry,” Ramona said. “I called some of his friends at Framingham to see if they knew where he was or if they had a new number.” A friend told Ramona that Tony was in Maine. After talkCLOSURE, Page 8A

SAD 61 heads back to drawing board

By Wayne E. Rivet Staff Writer When the SAD 61 proposed budget failed for a second time last week, this time by a mere 16 votes, officials were left to wonder, “How much do we cut now? Interim Superintendent Dr. Kathleen Beecher cautioned the school board Monday night that a “clear” mandate had not been

sent. “If the margin had been 50 to 150, I would say the message was very clear that taxpayers want to see more cuts,” she said last week. “16 votes, however, is not a mandate.” The school board decided Monday night to ask the district’s Leadership Team to bring back possible cuts that would produce the “least amount of

impact” upon students and programs. After the first budget proposal was rejected, SAD 61 administrators presented the school board with a shopping list that totaled over $300,000 in possible cuts. The board, however, decided to trim back the budget by $172,00. Taxpayers made the cut a little deeper by tagging on $90,000 (funds that would have

supported the Grade 8 Summit — a remedial program to bring students up to proficiency levels before allowing them to move on to high school — which no longer had sufficient student enrollment) at the district budget meeting for a total of $262,000. Leadership Team recommendations will be discussed at the SAD 61, Page 3A

Fireworks song sparks ‘flash mob’

By Dawn De Busk Staff Writer NAPLES — Sporting redwhite-and-blue leis, Amanda Krug and Jennifer Reissfelder finished a meal at Rick’s Café and found a spot on the sidewalk to catch the Fourth of July parade. The two women didn’t know their choices on the Causeway would put them front and center for a pleasant surprise. As Katy Perry’s hit single, Fireworks, started emitting from nearby speakers, “We thought it was just part of the parade.”

Suddenly, about 20 people shot onto the street and began dancing in unison to the song so appropriate for Independence Day festivities. “It was the first time I had seen a flash mob,” Krug said. “And, we had front row seats,” Reissfelder added. For the next three minutes and 43 seconds, the group led by Zumba instructor Vickie Toole executed the routine they had practiced during the week prior to the performance on the Causeway. “It was exhilarating. The crowd went wild,” Toole said,

of the cheering, whistles and in-time clapping that erupted from spectators. Toole’s two daughters were among those who grooved to the upbeat music. Olivia Toole, 10, said it was an awesome experience — one she has relived by watching the videotaping on YouTube, where it was downloaded under Maine flash mob dance. “I think it was interesting to dance and surprise everyone,” Olivia said. Her younger sister, sevenyear-old Brooke, wasn’t so thrilled about having a live

audience. “It was kind of embarrassing ‘cause it was in front of all those people,” Brooke said. Another seven-year-old dancer, Danielle Gordon, tossed aside any apprehension about performing in public. “I was really excited, and I thought that it would be fun to surprise people,” she said. “I felt like no one could judge me, and I was free to dance however I wanted,” Gordon said. “I was really psyched to be in a flash mob,” she said. FLASH MOB, Page 5A

‘I WILL NEVER GIVE UP HOPE’ — Ramona Torres of Denmark hopes someone will someday provide police with information that will lead authorities to the location of Angel “Tony” Torres’ remains. Ramona’s son (pictured) was just 21 when he disappeared. (Rivet Photo)

Shore violation nets $5,000 fine

By Lisa Williams Ackley Staff Writer A couple who built a 10-foot by 12-foot deck on their new home, on Highland Lake in Bridgton, have agreed to remove it and will pay a $5,000 fine for having violated the Town of Bridgton Shoreland Zoning Ordinance. Bridgton Code Enforcement Officer Rob Baker told selectmen here last week that Thomas J. and Kimberly M. Buonopane and town officials have been cooperating with each other in an attempt to reach an outof-court settlement for the violation at the property the couple owns at 86 Highland Road. Baker said he and Town Manager Mitch Berkowitz negotiated the consent agreement with the Buonopanes and their attorney on behalf of the town. The selectmen unanimously agreed to accept the consent agreement at their June 28 meeting. The town’s Shoreland Zoning Ordinance authorizes municipal officers to enter into an administrative consent agreement for the purpose of eliminating violations of the ordinance and recovering fines without court action. Under the terms of the consent agreement Buonopanes have agreed: • to remove the 10-foot by 12-foot deck at the southwest corner of the structure within 90 days of the signed agreement; • that a walkway no larger than four feet wide leading from the screened porch to the lower deck will be allowed, however it must comply with the 2009 International Code; • that the area below the removed deck shall be re-vegetated with native plants and have soil stabilization during the growing period; • that there shall be no further expansion of the structure on the south and southwesterly side; • to voluntarily pay a $5,000 fine by official bank check, payable to the Town of Bridgton, by 4 p.m. on July 5, 2011. In return, the Town agrees to relinquish its right to prosecute the land owner/property owner for violating the ordinance in consideration of the land owner’s/property owner’s promise to pay a fine; except that, if the landowner breaches the terms of the agreement by failing to pay the fine, or if the land owner/property owner fails to remediate the impacted area by the agreed deadline or expands this violation or creates another violation, the Town then may institute appropriate court proceedings to enforce the provisions of the ordinance, without refund of the $5,000 fine and the land owner/property owner shall be liable and reimburse the Town for all expenses incurred by the Town from the date of action against the violation.

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Bridgton’s best Top finishers at the Bridgton Fourth of July Parade were: Western Maine Dance/Gymnastics, first place, commercial division. Party Insanity, second place, commercial division. Hayes True Value, honorable mention, commercial division. Unc’L Lunkers Ark, honorable mention commercial, Judges’ Choice. Landmark Human Resources, first place, non-commercial division. Bridgton Alliance Church, second place, non-commercial division. Bridgton ATV Club, honorable mention, non-commercial division. Boy Scout Troop 149, honorable mention, non-commercial division, Judges’ Choice. Moose Pond Association, honorable mention. “Many thanks to all who helped make this year’s Fourth of July Parade a great success,” said Bob McHatton, Lions Parade chairman. “Thanks to: Lions members who took on many jobs from judging to directing traffic; the Bridgton Police Department; Hancock Lumber for use of their yard for parade line up; Macdonald Motors for the use of their cars; the Peace Corps — the parade’s Grand Marshal. As always, many hands make light work; thanks to all for your help.” Next year’s parade theme will be, “Super Heroes.”

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(Continued from Page A) board’s July 14 meeting, to be held at 7 p.m. at Lake Region Middle School. Directors will then decide whether to make additional cuts. The warrant will be signed on July 18, thus setting up the next district budget meeting for Aug. 9 and referendum vote in the four towns on Aug. 16. By state law, a school district has 60 days to hold their next budget meeting and validation referendum vote. In the meantime, SAD 61 will be operating on the budget passed at the district meeting last month, until a new budget is approved by validation vote. Where to cut? Sebago Director Richard Merritt heard a clear message at the district meeting and later, taxpayers want to see $125,000 taken from the overall high school renovation/construction project fund to pay for PCB removal rather than money stripped from the general budget. “I think the voters spoke quite clearly about this. By taking this money out of the budget, there would be no added cuts to programs that would impact students,” he said. “It would be quick, easy and it doesn’t require administrators.” Casco Director Phil Shane, who serves on the district’s Facilities Committee, said the high school project is already running into possible cost overruns (electrical needs), and SAD 61 is already committed financially to various aspects ANOTHER GOOD CATCH BY AN INSPECTOR — A cour- of the project — including tesy inspector recently found milfoil on a boat headed for PCB removal, which has been Kezar Lake in Lovell. As shown in the file photo above, milfoil required by federal officials. is one pest that everyone should be concerned about. Director Janice Barter of

Naples pointed out that the $125,000 targets PCB removal involving windows to the backside of the high school, which were not part of the renovation/construction project. The EPA has given SAD 61 two to three years to complete full PCB removal. Merritt, however, contended that if SAD 61 had reduced funds available, the district would not be in “breach of contract” for work spelled out on a project list if the contractor had yet to begin that particular phase. Barter reminded Merritt that the high school project had been scaled back from its original $20 million price tag down to $13.8 million, leaving little to no frills. Over their two-hour meeting, directors pinpointed certain budget lines, such as technology and transportation, that could use more review. Discussion heated to a point that Bridgton Director Leslie Niemy suggested that when the next budget season arrives, it was time to put “everything” on the table for review, including the possibility of closing Sebago Elementary. “We have a school that has just 100 kids. It’s lovely, but maybe it is something the district can no longer afford,” Niemy said. “We have to look at possible ways that we can cut the budget without having an effect on students and programs.” Immediately, Merritt responded regarding Sebago Elementary closure talk, “That sounds like extortion.” Niemy and Merritt agreed it might be time to look at the

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district’s busing policy. Merritt pointed out that other districts transport all children on one run, unlike SAD 61 which has two runs — one for high school and middle school students, and one for elementary-age children. Merritt said some people wonder why older brothers and sisters can’t ride the same bus as their siblings? Naples Director Beth Chaplin liked Niemy’s suggestion, adding the school board should take a closer look to see if “socalled savings” of past building closures have indeed been realized. She pointed at Bridgton Memorial, which was closed by SAD 61 and offered to the Town of Bridgton. Shane says Bridgton officials are interested in taking over ownership of the property, but remains in the process of site tests. Shane added that SAD 61 may need to reopen the school for a short time this fall because construction of the new Bus


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SAD 61 budget

(Continued from Page A) requires “a different skill set,” especially in the area of grant writing, which Clement “did an outstanding job.” “I think people would be shocked at the amount of money Zane (Clement) brought in,” Casco Director Donna Norton said. “I would also be concerned about losing the quality we have in this program right now.” Norton said directors should take a closer look at the supply lines, which she says skyrocketed over the past three years. “I was shocked by the enormous increases,” she said. Naples Director Erica Pond-Green and Sebago Director Greg Smith encouraged the board to be more focused in their next step, suggesting the board should be specific — such as telling administrators to come up with cuts that would total 1%. “We’re not getting feedback (from the public), so we’re going to do what we need to do,” she said. “If people get wound up enough, maybe they’ll show up at a meeting. Stevens Brook Elementary School Principal Cheryl Turpin recommended that the school board make a greater public awareness push about the budget, as well as provide an “accurate” figure regarding per pupil cost. Under 10% The overall turnout for last week’s referendum was slightly better than the May vote (8% to 7%). The total number of registered voters for the four-town school district is 11,466, of which 974 went to the polls. At the May vote, 853 went to the polls as the budget was rejected by a 473-380 margin. Here’s how the vote went: Bridgton, 355 voters out of 3,940 (9%), 197 yes, 158 no. Casco, 204 voters out of 3,216 (7%), 85 yes, 129 no. Naples, 261 voters out of 2,884 (9%), 131 yes, 130 no. Sebago, 144 voters out of 1,426 (10%), 66 yes, 78 no. The bill Every time a budget is sent to local taxpayers, there is a cost attached. The price tag for the first referendum held on May 24 totaled $8,674 — the major reason for the hefty cost was the use of electronic ballots, pushing the amount to $4,398. Here’s the rest of the breakdown: Printing of the annual report, $2,079 Photocopying of ballots for Sebago, $34 Developing warrants, ballots, etc. (four hours), $92 Postage to deliver warrants, $529 Mileage to deliver warrants, annual reports to post offices and notice of amounts to town offices, $80 Moderator, $50 Town of Naples clerks, $233 Town of Bridgton clerks, $649 Set up of annual report (16 hours), $369 Time delivering warrants (7 hours), $161. The last referendum held on June 30 carried a bill of $3,741 — a major reduction due to the use of paper ballots, which were developed and printed at the Central Office. Here’s the breakdown: Printing of flyer (twice), $1,190 Ballot photocopying (paper cost), $18 Postage for mailing flyer, $537 Town of Naples clerks, $435 Town of Bridgton clerks, $807 Moderator, $50 Mileage to deliver warrants/flyers/notice of amounts, $80 Set-up flyer (8 hours), $184 Developing warrants, ballots and other forms (4 hours), $92 Printing and folding ballots (9 hours), $207. In house printing of absentee ballots, envelopes (inside and out), $462. The next referendum vote will again be a paper ballot.

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‘Flash mob’ on Causeway (Continued from Page A) Spectator Mona Barck witnessed the flash mob dance with her two sons. Immediately after it finished, she called a friend on her cell phone to share what she had just seen. “I thought that was awesome,” said the Massachusetts resident, who typically travels to Naples for the Fourth of July weekend. Joshua Barck, 8, said he has seen videos of “a famous flash mob dance at an England train station,” but this was the first time he had seen one in real life.

“It doesn’t happen every year,” he said. Naples resident Andrea Dacko suggested performing a flash mob dance to friend Toole. With a newly paved Causeway lined with spectators, the Fourth of July offered a perfect opportunity to illustrate the zeal of Zumba dancing, and for community members to participate in the flash mob trend, she said. While Dacko’s teenage daughter videotaped the dance on her cell phone, Dacko’s aunt waved an American flag — acting with Dacko as “color

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By Gail Geraghty Staff Writer Open houses held so far this summer at Scribner’s Mill have been well attended, leading organizers to believe they’ll have a strong turnout at this year’s 20th anniversary of Back to the Past, set for Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 6 and 7, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days. The next open house will be held on Saturday, July 16, from 1 to 4 p.m., and will feature a demonstration of barrel-making. Visitors can participate in the making of the barrels, which are also available for purchase at $35 or $45 each. New this year will be an Antique Fair, and organizers are seeking dealers who would like to set up a 12’ x 12’ popup tent

and display their old-time treasures. Booths cost $20, or dealers can donate an item to the live auction, which will be held on Saturday from 2 to 4 p.m. Back to the Past will also feature a Farmers’ Market on Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Booth space for the market costs $10, and any local farmers or bakers who would like to display their home grown and homemade goods are asked to contact Event Coordinator Marilyn Hatch at 583-6455 or e-mail her at hatchscribml@gwi.net. Hatch is also asking exhibitors (spinners, weavers, basket makers, etc.), sponsors and members of Scribner’s Mill Preservation, Inc. to donate an item for the oldfashioned live auction. Support from the local business communi-

ty in putting on Back to the Past has been strong over its 20-year history, and organizers are hoping businesses will also donate an item for the live auction. A big turnout is expected, in particular, to come see the seven or eight teams of oxen demonstrate their pulling abilities. Oxen were traditionally used to haul logs to the mill to be made into lumber, shingles, clapboard and barrels, and Dottie Bell of Waterford will lead demonstrations for the oxen teams separately and as a group throughout the weekend. The theme for this year’s celebration is “Back to the Past, Back to the Future,” emphasizing the mill’s mission to bring the past into the future to create a working sawmill museum for

year-round education of the public. Scribner’s Mill, which operated from 1847 to 1962, is the only mid-19th century sash sawmill remaining in North America that remains on its original site and still has much of its original equipment, thanks in part to Jesse Scribner, who kept operating the mill the old-fashioned way long after other mills had transitioned to more modern technology. Electricity for the mill and homestead came from water power, and Scribner’s Mill Preservation, Inc. strongly believes the mill still has the potential to be operated again this way, if only for demonstration purposes in education. The nonprofit corporation is continuing to work with the state’s PAST, Page A

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Police news

Bridgton Police blotter

These items appeared on the Bridgton Police Department blotter (this is a partial listing): Tuesday, June 28: 1:36 a.m. A caller from North High Street reported a raccoon in their chicken coop. 8:48 a.m. A caller reported that someone broke out all of the windows of a vehicle parked in a yard on South Bridgton Road. Bridgton Police charged Steven Blakeley, 27, of Bridgton with burglary, criminal mischief, theft by unauthorized taking or transfer and criminal trespass. Blakeley was transported to the Cumberland County Jail in Portland. 10:04 a.m. A subject reported trespassing by teens with two tents pitched on Depot Street who reportedly wouldn’t leave when asked to do so. 11:19 a.m. A subject was reported to have pumped $33.36 worth of gasoline without paying at a convenience store on A JEEP HIT A HOUSE — on Highland Road early Saturday morning trapping a woman and Main Street. 1:17 p.m. A caller reported a small child in an upstairs apartment. (Ackley Photo)

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By Lisa Williams Ackley Staff Writer A 23-year-old Bridgton man was charged with driving to endanger, after the Jeep he was allegedly driving struck a parked pick-up truck and a house on Highland Road across from the

golf course early Sunday morning trapping a woman and small child in an upstairs apartment. The impact of the crash ripped off the stairs on the outside of the garage leading to the upstairs apartment, and the Bridgton Fire Department’s

ladder truck had to be used to rescue the woman and little girl from inside. No one was injured. Edward C. Hamaty was arrested by Officer Todd Smolinsky and charged with driving to endanger, following

the crash that happened shortly before 1 a.m. on July 2. Hamaty was later released on personal recognizance bail. Officer Joshua Muise said there was “heavy damage to the house” and that Hamaty’s 1999 Jeep was “a total loss.”

Bridgton Police broke up an underage drinking party at an apartment on Mount Henry Road over the Fourth of July holiday weekend and charged 14 individuals with alleged liquor law violations. Responding to a noise complaint just before 2:30 a.m. on July 2, police charged Benjamin C. Elliott, 19, of Bridgton, with

furnishing a place for minors to consume liquor, as well as illegal possession of liquor by a minor (by consumption). Elliot was released on personal recognizance bail. The following individuals were all charged with illegal possession of liquor by a minor (by consumption) and released on personal recognizance

bail: Edward D. Shu, 19, of Colchester, Connecticut; Carlo R. Oliveira, 20, of Naples; Austin J. Wood, 19, of Naples; Edward W. Quasnitschka, 20, of Bridgton; Kyle D. Stetson, 20, of Bridgton; Alexandra J. Bartlett, 19, of Casco; Evan M. Humphrey, 19, of Fryeburg; Teresa M. Dalpe, 19, of Bridgton; Ashley R. McGinn,

18, of Bridgton; Paige M. Rollins, 19, of Naples; and Alexa A. Olsen, of Lincoln. A 17-year-old female from Casco and a 16-yearold female from Naples were charged with illegal possession of liquor by a juvenile (by consumption) and were released into the custody of a parent or guardian.

These individuals were arrested in separate incidents by Bridgton Police and charged with the following alleged crimes: Gretta M. Sens, 18, of North Conway, N.H., on June 23 for disorderly conduct. Sens was released on bail. Benita R. Preo, 39, of Bridgton, on June 25 for domestic violence assault. Preo was transported to the Cumberland County Jail in Portland.

Morgan E. Miller, 21, of Casco, on June 26 for one count of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of an intoxicant (with passengers under the age of 21), possession of a useable amount of marijuana and two counts of violating a condition of release. She was transported to the Cumberland County Jail in Portland. Stacey A. Gain, 42, of Bridgton, on June 26 on an

arrest warrant for failure to appear in court. Gain was transported to the Cumberland County Jail in Portland. County Arrest Log These individuals were arrested by Cumberland County Sheriff’s deputies and charged with the following alleged crimes: Shawn Jason Crouch, 29, of Naples, two counts of theft by unauthorized taking or transfer on June 23 in Naples.

Dana Scott Manchester II, 20, of Casco, one count of violation of probation on June 23 in Naples. Kathleen Marie Lee, 57, of Portland, disorderly conduct on June 26 in Naples.

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six kids by Stevens Brook who “cut the rope to the duck for the (Fourth of July) duck race and let it float down stream.” 2:01 p.m. A subject reported that 20 to 30 males were attempting to sink the swimming raft at Highland Lake Beach. 3:03 p.m. A caller reported a dog at a Smith Avenue location that had “been barking all day and had no shelter.” 3:22 p.m. A 2001 Dodge Neon operated by April Rehmert, of Bridgton, left Route 302 and went off the road into the woods east of the West Bridgton Fire Station. Rehmert was assisted by United Ambulance Service. 6:16 p.m. A subject reported finding a pink tri-fold wallet in the roadway by Brill Lumber on Harrison Road (Route 117). 6:38 p.m. A subject reported a gray cat had been struck by a car and was in the middle of the road on North High Street near Creamery Street. 7:44 p.m. A boat was reported on the rocks on Long Lake near Plummer’s Landing with fuel leaking from it and no one around it. The incident reportedly happened earlier in the day when the boat’s owner reportedly dropped the anchor and swam to shore. The Maine Warden Service was en route, and the Maine Department of Environmental Protection was notified of the gasoline spill. 8:18 p.m. A caller reported a wallet lost in the Hannaford parking lot. 9:10 p.m. Following a traffic stop on Portland Road (Route 302), Christopher Haynes, 18, of Danvers, Mass., was arrested and charged with operating a motor vehicle without a driver’s license, furnishing liquor to a minor, illegal transportation of liquor by a minor, possession of a useable amount of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. Wednesday, June 29: 9:52 a.m. No injuries were reported, when a 1996 Cadillac de Ville operated by David White, of Bridgton, and a 2010 Toyota Prius operated by Elaine Kilborn, of Bridgton, collided on Main Street near Depot Street. 12:29 p.m. An unoccupied motor vehicle owned by Roger

Ginn, of Raymond, was struck by another unknown vehicle while parked at the Bridgton Community Center parking lot. 4:39 p.m. A domestic disturbance that occurred on the side of the road on South Bridgton Road was investigated. Thursday, June 30: 6:29 a.m. and 7:19 a.m. Callers reported a dog had been barking “for hours” at a residence on Bell’s Point. The Animal Control Officer was notified. 2:58 p.m. A residence at Luck Grove was vandalized, and following an investigation, Travis Sampson, 18, of Georgetown, Mass., was arrested and charged with burglary, aggravated criminal mischief and allowing a minor to possess and/or consume liquor. A second subject, Christopher D. Haynes, 18, of Danvers, Mass., was arrested and charged with aggravated criminal mischief and theft by unauthorized taking or transfer. 3:48 p.m. No injuries were reported, when a 1995 Chevrolet Lumina operated by Darlene Woods, of Brownfield, collided with a 1997 four-door sedan operated by Ursula Keighley, of Englewood, Florida in the Hannaford parking lot off Portland Road (Route 302). 6:28 p.m. A 55-year-old man from Raymond was arrested and charged with operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of an intoxicant, following a traffic stop on South High Street. David Cunningham was released on personal recognizance bail. 9:33 p.m. A caller reported a dog had been barking for an hour at a residence on North High Street. The Animal Control Officer was notified. Friday, July 1: 10:08 p.m. Moss McCole, 32, of Bridgton, was issued a summons for operating a motor vehicle while his driver’s license was suspended or revoked, following a traffic stop on South High Street. 11:15 p.m. Stormy A. Little, 21, of Biddeford, was issued a summons for operating a motor vehicle with a suspended or revoked driver’s license and Dane F. Campbell, 23, of Biddeford, was summonsed for permitting the unlawful use of BLOTTER, Page A


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Bridgton blotter (Continued from Page A) a motor vehicle. 11:47 p.m. Police officers confiscated alcohol from a private beach on Knight’s Hill Road where a group of juveniles had reportedly been partying. The three officers checked the area for the youths with negative contact. Saturday, July 2: 9:05 p.m. A subject reported a cat with a possible broken leg by The Gazebo on Portland Road. The Animal Control Officer was notified. 10:40 p.m. Kayla M. Clifford, 24, of Windham, was arrested on an outstanding warrant charging her with failure to appear in court for operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of an intoxicant, following a traffic stop on Main Street. Rebecca L. Berry, 21, of Casco, was charged with operating a motor vehicle after license suspension, and John Berry, 19, of Casco, was charged with illegal transportation of liquor by a minor (by consumption). Sunday, July 3: Midnight Dean A. Toussaint, 24, of Sanbornville, N.H., was arrested and charged with failure to appear in court on a charge of having a concealed weapon, following a traffic stop on North Bridgton Road. Toussaint was released on bail. 10:06 a.m. A caller advised they had “a baby deer under their deck” and did not know how long it had been there. The caller was referred to the Maine Warden Service. From 10:11 a.m. until 6:47 p.m., Dispatch received 49 calls inquiring about whether the fireworks would still be taking place. From 6:48 p.m. until 8:41 p.m., Dispatch received 10 more calls asking the same question. 9:22 p.m. A caller from Highland Road reported their Bischon dog “went out through the screen door when the fireworks started.” Another caller reported that they had “a dog that ran into their garage.” They were given the information to contact the dog’s owner. 9:49 p.m. No injuries were reported, when a 2006 Kia Sedona operated by Mandy L. Phillips, of Natick, Mass., struck a deer on North High Street. 11:51 p.m. A caller inquired if anyone had turned in a brown leather men’s tri-fold wallet. Monday, July 4: 12:45 a.m. A police officer issued a warning for disorderly conduct, after a caller complained of loud subjects at a residence on Arrowhead Road. 12:53 p.m. No injuries were reported, when a 2006 Ford Crown Victoria police cruiser operated by Brad W. Gaumont, of Sebago, struck a 2009 Hyundai Tucson operated by Mitchell A. Berkowitz, of Gray, in the Bridgton Police Department parking lot. 4:41 p.m. A subject reported a transformer that had blown by Norway Savings Bank at Pondicherry Square. The Bridgton Fire Department responded, and Central Maine Power was notified. Tickets: During this reporting period, police issued six summonses and 42 warnings.

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thought to enter the annual Rotary Club Duck Race over the Fourth of July, held on Main Street at Stevens Brook Bridge. This year something told her to do it. As she sat on the ledge with her children, waiting for the duck drop, she silently repeated the number of her blue duck in her head and said, “918’s gonna win, 918’s gonna win.” When her name was announced as the big $500 winner, Morse was waiting right in front of the Duck Race T-shirt table. “I just had a feeling,” she said. Pictured with Morse, at left, are daughter Madison Morse, 9 (holding a blue duck), her younger friend Lila, 5, Allison Morse, 14, with incoming Rotary President Cathy Sullivan at right. The second place duck, worth $250, belonged to Debbie Witham, and Jim Schmidt’s duck came in third, winning him $100. Around 1,100 ducks were bought this year at $5 each, netting the Rotary Club around $5,000, which will be used mostly to support youth programs in the community. (Geraghty Photo)

Back to the Past (Continued from Page A) Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife on a resubmitted application for a low head fishway dam that will allow the mill to operate with power drawn from the Crooked River. Back to the Past will also feature an old-fashioned Pig & Turkey Roast and Baked Bean Supper on Saturday at 5 p.m. For more information, call Hatch or PRIDE OF WORKMANSHIP will be on full display Aug. 6-7 visit their website, www.scribnersmill.org or their Facebook at Back to the Past Days at Scribner’s Mill in Harrison. page.

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Continuation of front page Missing Persons cases in Maine

IN MEMORY OF TONY — As a tribute, as well as a way to cope with loss, Ramona Torres created this memory garden for her son, Tony. Friends stop by from time to time either to say ‘Hi” to the Torres family or leave a momento. (Rivet Photo)

Hope remains for closure

(Continued from Page A) ing with Tony’s girlfriend, the Torres called police. “The police kept telling us that he is 21 and probably off doing something. I told them no, that’s not what my son would do,” she said. Ramona learned that Tony took a bus from Boston and had planned to meet some friends in Biddeford. “He never told me he was coming to Biddeford. We had no ideas who these friends were. He went to Bonny Eagle for a few years, so was that the connection? Tony was a sociable kid. A lot of people liked him. He was a good friend,” she said. Through their investigation, police did learn that Tony indeed met some individuals in Biddeford. As time went on and no breaks in the case surfaced, Ramona started to hear speculation such as Tony was involved in drugs and had been killed. “There was hope that the police would find him. Our emotions were all over the place from being optimistic when a tip would come in to major disappointment and a lot of crying when nothing seemed to be happening. Yes, we heard people talk, but no one really knows what happened. We just don’t know,” she said. “As parents, you try to give your children a good foundation. We have good values, and passed them along to our children. Then, they go off on their own. We can’t be with them all the time. Sometimes, they make bad decisions. Tony may have made a bad choice, and it cost him his life. He was a good person. We raised a good, young man.” Not knowing where a child is “an awful feeling, like a cloud over you constantly,” Ramona said. “You try to be happy and compensate, but it is always there. My husband and kids have been supportive. It’s a cloud over all of us.” The case has also frustrated

police. “It’s been a difficult case. We do have some specific information regarding activity when he (Tony) was last seen. We’ve talked with people he was with up to the time he disappeared, but we have not had anyone step forward with eye witness information,” said Lt. Brian McDonough of the Maine State Police. Although a decade has passed since Tony disappeared and his family has declared him “deceased” in 2004, the investigation remains open. Lt. McDonough said every three to five years, a cold case is reassigned to another detective. “After a while, you want a new set of eyes to take a look at all the information,” he said. “Unfortunately, the case is at a standstill.” Maine has 19 active missing person cases. According to websites such as The Doe Network and The Charley Project, there are over 9,000 cold cases nationally, about 177 in New England. The sites contain photographs, vital statistics at the time of disappearance, as well as details of the disappearance. Most importantly, a phone number of the investigating agency is listed. The Maine State Police number is 657-3030 — a number Ramona hopes someone will “find it in their heart to provide information about Tony so we can finally bring him home,” Ramona said. Heartbreak of not knowing Every time Ramona sees a news story of a person going missing, she deeply feels for the families as they cope with “not knowing.” “The pain in your heart of not knowing is incredible. It’s very difficult to cope with. We’ve learned to live with it, but it never goes away,” she said. “It’s the most painful thing you can go through. Not to be able to bring him home and give him a proper burial is awful, it’s wrong. All I want to know where he is.”

Ramona has developed a close friendship with a woman in New Jersey whose son also went missing at Carrabassett Valley. “She is one of the only close friends I have because no one wants to talk about it,” Ramona said. “ When Krista Dittmeyer disappeared, Ramona wanted to reach out to her family to offer comfort. But, she waited, knowing all the emotions the family was experiencing during the early days of the investigation. When news broke that Dittmeyer’s body had been found and arrests were made in her murder, Ramona felt two strong emotions. “I was very sad for the family, knowing they had lost a child. I know the pain,” she said. “And yet, I also felt relief. At least, they got their daughter back. It’s really hard not to know where Tony is. We just want him back. We’ve accepted that he has passed, but we want to bring his body home. We just want someone to come forward to give us the chance to bring our son home.” Although they held out hope early on that Tony would surface somewhere, as time passed, they suspected their son had been murdered. “After a while, we just hoped that someone would find his body. He’s in Biddeford somewhere,” she said. “I don’t know how anyone can live with that knowledge; knowing the strain you are putting on a family.” Ramona fears as she and her husband age, they might never learn where their son is. A scholarship in Tony’s memory has been created, and a special garden graces the Torres’ front yard in honor of their missing son. Tony’s friends stop by from time to time. “I grieve in the garden. I can feel his spirit there. I talk to him,” Ramona said. “I just hope one day that we can bring Tony where he should be — home.”

(Continued from Page A) his name was used in Philadelphia two days after his disappearance. His Jeep has never been found. Anonymous reports persist that he was murdered. Rumors that he and his Jeep are in a quarry in Greenville abound, and several quarries have been searched over the years. Bonnie K. Ledford Missing since: 1980 Town: Dedham Nineteen-year-old Bonnie K. Ledford disappeared in 1980. Bonnie and her husband moved to Maine from Michigan in 1979, and were estranged at the time of her disappearance. Human remains were discovered in 2001 near the Ledford’s former residence. Artifacts found in the area of these remains strongly suggest the remains are that of Bonnie Ledford. A familial DNA sample is sought for confirmation. William Garlick and John Joyce Missing since: 1982 Town: Bangor/Alton William Garlick, date of birth 3-18-55, and John Joyce, date of birth 6-15-49, left Worcester, Mass. on Sept. 13, 1982 en route to Alton, Maine to collect a $22,000 debt. They were operating a black 1980 Corvette, Mass. Registration 512-EVZ. The Corvette was found in the parking lot of the Bangor Mall on Sept. 14. The ignition was torn apart, as well as the interior of the vehicle. A man’s wallet, belonging to William Garlick, was found on the seat of the vehicle. John Joyce and William Garlick have not been seen since. Jesse O. Hoover Missing since: 1983 Town: Millinocket Jesse Hoover was reported missing on July 11, 1983 by her sister. Hoover traveled to Maine from Texas to hike the Appalachian Trail. She was last seen on May 20, 1983 at the Baxter State Park Headquarters. Hoover was an epileptic and had no special equipment or knowledge to aid her while hiking. At the time of her disappearance, Hoover was 54 years old, 5-foot-10 and weighed 240 pounds. She was wearing blue jeans, blue shirt, blue windbreaker and a blue knapsack. Leonard Price Missing since: 1983 Town: Eddington Leonard Price, date of birth Oct. 17, 1959, was reported missing from his home on Route 9 in Eddington on April 14, 1983. He is considered a danger to himself. Kitty I. Wardwell Missing since: 1983 Town: Holden On June 6, 1983, Kitty I. Wardwell (Collins) was last seen by her on-again, off-again boyfriend, Frank Julian. William Desmond, a close friend of Kitty’s, reported her missing on July 11, 1983. Julian told Salem, N.H. police that he dropped her at the El Rancho Motel in Salem after a fight and traveled back to Maine without her. On Nov. 23, 1983, Marla Collins, Wardwell’s sister, reported her missing to the Maine State Police. Subsequent investigation indicates that Wardwell likely was a victim of foul play in Maine. Wardwell was 29 years old, 5-foot-7, 120 pounds, brown eyes and shoulder length brown hair at the time of her disappearance. Kay Myers Johnson Missing since: 1986 Town: Monson Kay Myers Johnson, age 80 at the time of her disappearance, went missing from her home in Monson sometime between noon on Aug. 23, 1986 and 4 p.m. on Aug. 24. Mrs. Johnson had difficulty walking and had poor eyesight. Warden searches were unsuccessful. Philip Letarte Missing since: 1986 Town: Woodland Philip Letarte, 65, left the Tibbetts Road home of Robert Ericson in Woodland on June 2, 1986 around 3 p.m. Letarte told Ericson that he was going to Gary’s Exxon in New Sweden

to buy cigarettes — a 3.5-mile walk. On June 3, a man fitting Letarte’s description was seen standing on the Colby Road. Letarte has not been seen since. Kimberly Moreau Missing since: 1986 Town: Jay Seventeen-year-old Kimberly Moreau was last seen in Jay at about midnight on May 11, 1986 in the company of an individual she met earlier that day. She has not been seen since. Extensive searches have been conducted throughout the region. Foul play is suspected. Virginia Pictou Noyes Missing since: 1993 Town: Houlton On April 27, 1993, Virginia Pictou Noyes went to Bangor with her husband, Larry Noyes, and two other people. They all got extremely intoxicated and Larry assaulted Virginia. Larry was arrested for domestic assault and Virginia was taken to Eastern Maine Medical Center. She repeatedly told police that she needed to get home to her five children in Easton. Virginia left the hospital before her check-up was completed. Larry ultimately made bail and was released. Police are reasonably sure she received a ride to the truck stop in Houlton, as witnesses saw her using the telephone. She was last seen walking north through the parking lot of the truck stop. Starlette Vining Missing since: 1998 Town: Presque Isle It was brought to the attention of the Maine State Police at the end of 2006 that a Starlette Vining, date of birth 7-18-59, who last resided in the town of Presque Isle, may be a missing person. The investigation shows that Vining last worked at Smythe’s IGA in Presque Isle and that she last appeared for work there in October 1998. Vining was described as a dependable employee who just stopped attending work, and never returned to pick up her last paycheck. Vining’s former husband and her three now adult children, last saw her in 1998 as well. Vining has had a history of relocating, but has never been out of her family’s lives for more than a few years at a time. Angel Antonio Torres Missing since: 1999 Town: Biddeford Angel or “Tony,” as he was also known, was reported missing by his family on May 24, 1999. Angel was in the Saco/Biddeford/OOB area at the time of his disappearance. Foul play is suspected. George Boardman Missing since: 2000 Town: Bingham Boardman’s vehicle (1990 Brown Honda Accord, Maine Registration 3403 JF) was located abandoned behind the Searsmont Municipal parking lot in Searsmont. The vehicle was located on Nov. 6, 2000. Boardman resided at 392 Whitney Street in Bingham. Boardman’s roommates stated that he had not been seen since Oct. 5, 2000, over a month prior. Numerous leads and interviews have been conducted over the years with no resolution. Boardman has never been located. Jeremy Alex Missing since: 2004 Town: Northport Jeremy Alex was last seen on April 30, 2004 running down a rural road in Northport in a delusional state. Jeremy has not been seen or heard from since. Numerous leads and interviews have been conducted over the years with no resolution. The Alex family has offered a reward regarding Jeremy’s case. The State Police continue their investigation. The case is considered a suspicious missing persons case. Information: Contact the Maine State Police, Criminal Investigation Division with information regarding any of these cases.

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poets hip-hop down the aisles, dancing along the old pews? Area poets are welcome to come to the Lovell slam and present their original work. The opening poet for the evening will be Diana McClellan from Conway, N.H. Several of the poets who will be performing at the Brick Church have been to the 2010 National Poetry Slam. Krista Mosca, who has been hailed as a powerful new writer, has also performed at the Women of the World Poetry Slam and the Individual World Poetry Slam. Her break-out performance at Underground Indies in 2010 exploded her onto the scene, with poets from all over asking, “Who is this little girl with the great big voice?” The first National Poetry Slam competition took place in 1990 with only two teams and one individual poet, but this year more than 80 teams will be represented in the fiveday National Championship in August. Some serious talent has been unveiled in these democratic events. To date, four poets who have competed at the national level have been honored with literary fellowships by the National Endowment for the Arts. Lovell’s first poetry slam will take place on Thursday, July 14, at 7:30 p.m., at the Brick Church for the Performing Arts on Christian Hill Road. Tickets ($10) will be available at the door; refreshments will be served at intermission. For more information, call 9252792 or go to www.lovellbrickchurch.org

LOONS UP FOR BID — There will be many colorful loons up for bid this Friday, July 8, beginning at 5 p.m. at Gallery 302 (Main Street) in Bridgton. The auction is sponsored by the Bridgton Art Guild, and will feature the work of 45 talented artists. Pre-bids are now being accepted on any loon. Pictured here are works by Holly Best (Loon Wearing Black Pearls, “This loon has donned black fresh water pearls for an evening soiree. She was painted with acrylics and watercolors and sealed with two water-based sealers of different patinas. She fancies herself both eccentric and elegant!”) and Elaine McMichael (Pierre, the Loony Impressionist, “Pierre is my alter ego. He displays my passion as an artist, embodies my delight and joy in creating whimsical wild animals in a profusion of vivid color, and captures my admiration for the Impressionists and how powerfully they influence my painting techniques.”) Check the gallery’s website (www.gallery302.com) to see all of the loons up for auction. (Photos by Alton Spencer Photography)

Art in the Park

Art in the Park will again be held in Shorey Park, Bridgton on Saturday, July 16 with a rain date the next day. This juried show is sponsored by the Bridgton Art Guild and Gallery 302, which is on 112 Main Street. In this beautiful By Lisa Williams Ackley lakeside setting, you will be Staff Writer able to stroll around the park NORTH WATERFORD — and enjoy music, food, and 60 Some of Maine’s best bands PARK, Page B and duos will take the stage next week at the Waterford World’s Fair that runs from July 15 through 17. It will be a weekend full of musical entertainment that shouldn’t be missed! Some of the 19 bands and singers lined up by Terry Swett, Vendor and Music Coordinator for the Waterford World’s Fair, include Denny Breau, Jewel Clark, Jonathan Sarty and the White Mountain Boys, Tricky Britches and Heather Pierson. “I feel so blessed that I know this circle of musicians,” said Swett. Friday will see Jewel Clark take the stage at 3 p.m. “She’s an icon around here,” Swett said of Clark, who is from Bethel. “Jewel’s the daughter of the late Yodelin’ Slim Clark. She’s an outstanding yodeler and as sweet as they come.” The band “Cooped Up” features the Coopers, who host NATIONAL SLAM poets will be coming to the Brick Church Open Mic Night at the 302 for the Performing Arts in Lovell on Thursday, July 14. Smokehouse in Fryeburg. “Linda (Cooper) writes a lot of their songs,” said Swett. Swett lauded Scot Montgomery for his “excellent songwriting.” “Scot’s the executive chef at the Red Jacket Inn in North Conway, and his other passion is music. He’s excellent — with or without accompaniment,” said Swett. Davy Sturtevant will also take the stage on Friday, according to Swett, who likened Sturtevant’s sound to that of James Taylor. “I’d say Davy’s a ‘must see’,” he said. Jordan Kaulback will follow Sturtevant on Friday.

Waterford Fair presents great music “Jordan is very popular with young people in the NorwayParis area, with a reggae beat and electronic looping,” Swett stated. The trio of Rollins, Tyoe & Hobson will round out Friday night’s performances. “I just think they’re veterans,” said Swett, citing their “smooth vocals and the tightness of the band.” On Saturday, Lindsey Montana, who Swett called “an accomplished guitarist and songwriter,” will open up the afternoon of music at 1 p.m. Next up will be Brad Hooper from Albany, vocalizing with guitar and harmonica and exuding “lots of energy,” Swett said. The Hemingway Brothers are a local bluegrass band whose music, Swett said, “features a lot of traditional bluegrass.” A Bunch of Old Hippies is comprised of some of the best musicians in the Oxford Hills, including Al Mallory, Bob Wallace, Nate Towne, Gary Searles and Rusty Wiltjer — who many will recognize as the house band from Tucker’s Music Pub in Norway. Swett himself will take the stage on Saturday at 5 p.m. “I’m a songwriter, and I sit in with bands in the surrounding area,” said Swett. “I have a percussive guitar style, and I play harmonica. I’ve always

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said my songs are a travelogue of folkish ditties.” Tricky Britches is a young bluegrass band from Portland. “You won’t be sitting down,” Swett said of Tricky Britches. “There’ll be a lot of toe tapping.” Another band popular around the Oxford Hills is Trailer Trash, featuring Eric Grenier on harmonica. “Eric’s as good a harmonica player as I’ve ever known anywhere,” said Swett. Dogpile, a rock and roll band, will round out the bands lined up for Saturday on the World’s Fair stage. The popular local band, The Afterburners, will have everyone up and dancing at the Waterford World’s Fair Dance, beginning at 9 p.m. Saturday, July 16 in the Dance Pavilion. “The Afterburners are a very well-seasoned band,” stated Swett. “Sunday features some of the best music of the weekend — it’s all good,” said Swett. Jonathan Sarty and the White Mountain Boys will kick things off Sunday afternoon, beginning at 1 p.m. “This is well done traditional country songs,” Swett said of Sarty and his band. “Just smooth, great country harp playing.” The Syklark Jazz Ensemble, featuring vocalist Janet Gill, will follow Sarty on stage. “They add a nice brunch

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LOVELL — Poetry slams have been called “the democratization of verse.” Also, “no place for wimps.” Also (by literary critic Harold Bloom), “the death of art.” Come decide for yourself — and, if you like, participate — on Thursday, July 14, when the Brick Church for the Performing Arts presents Lovell’s first poetry slam, thanks to poet Krista Mosca and the team that will be accompanying her to Boston next month to compete in the National Poetry Slam. Slam poetry is a form of competitive performance poetry in which participants recite or read works no longer than three minutes and are judged by randomly-picked audience members. No props, music, or costumes are allowed. A panel of five judges scores each participant from 0-10. But as former Asheville, N.C. slammaster Allan Wolf remarked, “The points are not the point; the point is poetry.” The phrase has become a mantra of sorts, reminding poets and organizers that the goal of slam is to grow poetry’s audience. Indeed, the poetry slam movement has created huge enthusiasm about poetry among young people across the nation. Slams are all about the art of the spoken word, and most (including the Lovell slam) are open to all audience members. Any style is welcome. When construction worker and poet Marc Smith started the first poetry slam at a Chicago jazz club in the 1980s, anything could and did happen. “The experimenters in this new style of poetry presentation gyrated, rotated, spewed, and stepped their words along the bar top, dancing between the bottles, bellowing out the backdoor, standing on the street or on their stools, turning the west side of Chicago into a rainforest of dripping whispers or a blast furnace of fiery elongated syllables, phrases, snatches of scripts, and verse that electrified the night,” he said. What might happen in the Brick Church slam? Will words take flight on the new Transformit “wings” behind the stage? Will clarion couplets ring the bell in the belfry? Will


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Naples Parade

Campbell Colby, 6, and Mackenzie, 3, are decked out in red, white and blue for the Fourth Of July parade. The Colby sisters are from New York, and were visiting family in Casco during the holiday. (De Busk photo)

Naples Parade winners Funniest: Gazebo T’s, Pirates of the Causeway float Most Original: Fairbanks Morse, 1931 Ford Model A with a 1928 Wurlitzer Caliola caliope in truck bed Most Patriotic: Oakhurst Dairy Biggest Marching Band: Camp Takajo Most Spirit, family: Lake-A-Poolosa Most Spirit, business: Naples Public Library, Wings of a Feather Gather float Best Fire Apparatus: Harrison Fire & Rescue Department

Hamming it up before the parade on the Causeway are: (front to back) Raymond residents Tina Zunino, Dominic Shea, Dan Zunino, Amy Zunino, Erin Shea, birthday girl Mary Zunino, and Steve Zunino. (De Busk photo)

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SLL Music Festival presents Joel Noyes contrast, Bartók’s Rhapsody No. I for violin and piano, written for a virtuoso violinist friend in 1928 in the form of a csárdás, will lift the roof off. The csárdás consists of a slow introduction — the lassu, and a wild dance — the friss. Those familiar with Brahms’ Hungarian Dances will recognize this form. Performed by Varty Manouelian and Yuri Funahashi, it is guaranteed to make you want to dance. Last on the program and a fitting climax, is Johannes Brahms’ Piano Quartet No. I in G Minor. While Brahms was not Hungarian, he had a great affection for “Hungarian” music. In the last movement of this work — the “Gypsy Rondo” — he really lets loose. This work is exciting and justly popular among chamber music audiences. Featured pianist, Yuri Funahashi, has performed in Europe, Japan, Australia, Canada, and is a performing member of the Festival Chamber Music Society in NYC. A Maine resident, she is co-director of Maine Mountain Chamber Music and on the faculty at Colby College. So there it is — a wonderful concert with everything from lyricism to pyrotechnics. If you enjoy folk tunes, passion, the flash and fire of gypsy violins, this concert is for you. Don’t miss it! For more information about the 2011 season, as well as program notes by Will Hertz, visit the Festival website: www.sebagomusicfestival.org Tickets are $20 for individual series concerts, or $85 for the series of five Tuesday concerts. Tickets for anyone under 21 are free and available at the door — open seating, first-come, first-served. Tickets by mail: SebagoLong Lake Music Festival, P.O. Box 544 Harrison, ME 04040. All tickets will be held at the Box Office. Tickets locally: The Deertrees Theatre Box Office, Harrison; The Cool Moose in Bridgton; The Country Sleigh in Naples; Books N Things in Norway. Tickets online: www. sebagomusicfestival.org Tickets by phone: 5836747.

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SEBAGO — What are your plans for this summer? For those looking for something to do on July 15-16, consider attending Sebago Days behind the Sebago Elementary School off Route 114 in East Sebago. You might even be selected to assist with firing a fireworks burst! Plans are well underway for an expanded array of things to do on a fun-filled Friday evening and daylong activities on Saturday. Returning this year will be rides and games by D&L Amusements with an additional feature — a mechanical bull for the adventurous personalities. Friday night activities will be led by the Junior Parade at 6 p.m. with registration by the ballfield snack shack beginning at 5 p.m. Immediately following at 7 p.m. is the Talent Show with registration at 6

p.m. by the show tent. Cash prizes will be awarded in both youth and adult divisions. The Country Ridge Riders gracefully provide the sound equipment for this event, which is followed by their stage show at 8 p.m. Over 100 bonus prizes will be distributed throughout the event, donated by generous supporters from Sebago and surrounding areas. Already collected are items such as a Kindle, nine-foot towable inflatable raft, children’s picnic table and numerous gifts certificates, cash and the usual grand prizes of a Bear Creek canoe, TV, digital camera and two full-sized picnic tables. Bonus tickets are available at Jordan’s Store and Four Season’s Store or at the Bonus Table during the festival. Jeff and Marie Cutting are again assembling participants SEBAGO, Page B

LOVELL —The Greater Lovell Land Trust (GLLT) will kick off its summer education programs this week with two guided walks and the first of the evening Natural History Presentation Series at the Charlotte Hobbs Memorial Library. The docent-led walks will take place on Wednesday, July 13 at 10 a.m. at the Kezar River Reserve and Thursday, July 14 at 9 a.m. at the Heald-Bradley Ponds Reserve. The evening presentation on Wednesday, July 13 will feature “The Wildlife of the Brownfield Bog” with David Brown at 7:30 p.m. The Kezar River Reserve walk will meet at the parking area across from the Wicked Good Store in downtown Lovell (and if you need another reason to come into town, you can double up with a trip to the Farmers’ Market!) This walk will cover moderate terrain and last approximately two hours. The Reserve is home to river otters, whose easily accessible bank-side haul-out offers a unique view of the habits and habitat of this playful mammal. The Heald-Bradley Ponds Reserve walk will meet at the Flat Hill Parking area off Heald Pond Road. This gentle walk will last approximately two hours and docents will focus on reading the forest for foundations with an added emphasis on flowering plants and seeds. For both walks, participants should wear/bring comfortable

walking shoes, water, a hat, and bug repellent. Due to the increased prevalence of deer ticks in the region, lightweight long pants are also recommended. The first of the weekly Natural History Series will take place on Wednesday, July 13 at 7:30 p.m. with a presentation on “The Wildlife of Brownfield Bog” at the Charlotte Hobbs Memorial Library. Renowned animal tracker and naturalist David Brown returns with a slide/video program on the amazing diversity of wildlife to be found in this nearby area. Wild mammals like bobcats, coyotes and foxes reveal their hidden presence through the tracks they leave behind on Bog Road. The Bog is also justly famous for the variety of birdlife it harbors, some of which will be shown in colorful videotape recorded during many visits over the years. And don’t forget to mark your calendars for upcoming programs throughout the summer. The weekly Natural History Presentation Series take place every Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. at the Charlotte Hobbs Memorial Library. The land trust also offers guided walks every Thursday and occasionally on Wednesdays. For more information on these and other GLLT programs — including dates, times, locations and directions — visit the website at www.gllt.org or e-mail Bridie.McGreavy@ maine.edu

Art in the Park

available for artists. For more (Continued from Page B) information call Nancy at 583talented artists. The B r i d g t o n 6677. Congregational Church will again feature its delicious lobster roll, and St. Peter’s Church will have coffee, donuts, hamburgers and hot dogs, among other things. Nonprofit organizations such as Sebago-Long Lake Music Festival, Deertrees Theatre, and Lakeside Garden Club will have information tables. There are still two table spots left for nonprofits. Prizes will be awarded in three categories — wall art, photography and fine crafts. The show is heavily attended and most folks are able to find that piece of art or craft that they have always wanted. Open Daily 10–6 & As you stroll the park, you occasional evenings. will be able to view paintings Closed Wednesdays. in all mediums, photography, jewelry, pottery, sculpture, Main St. Harrison fiber arts, fabrics, glass, wood, Next to the Grange stained glass and more. A couple of spaces are still

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HARRISON — The Sebago-Long Lake Music Festival will return to historic Deertrees Theatre in Harrison for its 39th season of presenting outstanding Chamber music on Tuesday, July 12 at 7:30 p.m. The opening concert “Hungarian Connection,” features works by Hungarian composers Kodály, Bartók, and Liszt, and Hungarianinspired music of Brahms. Zoltán Kodály’s work, which is frequently based on Hungarian folk tunes, has been said to embody the spirit of Hungary. His Intermezzo for String Trio has been likened to a relaxed serenade. Here, the audience will be wooed by violinist Varty Manouelian, international competition winner, and current member of the Los Angeles Philharmonic; violist Laurie Kennedy, principal chair of the Portland Symphony Orchestra, and Festival music director; and, making his Festival debut, cellist Joel Noyes, a Portland native, who is a member of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and has performed at acclaimed festivals such as Marlboro, La Jolla and Taos. Next on the program is a set of 10 duos for two violins by Béla Bartók. They are from Bartók’s 1931 collection of 44 duos, based on his field recordings of folk musicians. Composed for a violin teacher to use with his students, they express, in increasing technical difficulty, a broad spectrum of everyday life in the small villages of Eastern Europe. They will be brought to life by the virtuoso team of Varty Manouelian and Movses Pogossian. Movses is a Grammy-winning artist who currently teaches at UCLA and was the youngest ever to win the First Prize in the USSR National Violin Competition. Together, these musicians will prove that these duets are not mere child’s play. In celebration of Franz Liszt’s 200th birthday, Laurie Kennedy and Yuri Funahashi will perform his Forgotten Romance for viola and piano, a lovely short vignette that quietly demonstrates the viola’s depth and emotional range. In

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Historical society celebrates 40 years

CASCO — Big happenings at the Raymond-Casco History Museum on Route 302, South Casco as they celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the RaymondCasco Historical Society. Starting on Saturday, July 9 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Pam Grant and Betty Glassford, coauthors of The Pictorial History of Raymond-Casco will be on hand to sign their new book, which will be released that same day. In addition to guided tours of the museum, agricultural barn and vintage car collection they will have hamburgers, hot dogs and beverages available. New this year, they will have RCHS printed T-shirts and caps for sale. On Tuesday, July 26, the RCHS will have their annual Appraisal Night starting from 5 to 8 p.m. Harry Hepburn, wellknown Harrison antique dealer, will be on hand to tell you just how much your antique is truly worth. Who knows, maybe you may have a million dollar item. Each item appraised will cost you $5 each. Refreshments will also be available. For more information visit their website, www. raymondcascohistory.org or call Pam Grant, 655-2438, Betty Glassford, 6554854, or Betty McDermott, 6554646.

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SOUTH PARIS —Founder’s Day 2011 is right around the corner! The 33rd annual Founder’s Day will take place on the Green on Paris Hill in South Paris on Saturday, July 16 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Featuring a one-day public viewing of an extraordinary private automobile collection, there will also be live music, dance performances, food vendors, a craft fair and a used book sale going on throughout the day.  Admission to the car show is $10 for adults and $2 for children 12 and under. All proceeds from car show admission

Sebago Days (Continued from Page B) for the 8 a.m. Saturday morning Family Fun Run/Walk followed by the Lions’ Yard Sale. Visitors to the area should note that Route 114 from the intersection of Route 11 through to Ward’s Cove in Standish will be closed to traffic at 10 a.m. for the Grand Parade on Saturday. Entries are still welcome so call Donelle Allen at 787-2555 for details or just show up on Saturday at 9 a.m. in the Ward’s Cove area. The theme for this year’s parade is “Christmas in Sebago.” A stage show following the parade will feature Wanda Plummer’s dancers to conclude the morning activities. It’s a

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support the Hamlin Memorial Library and Museum. All other Founder’s Day events are free. John Governale will provide musical entertainment from 9 to 11 a.m.; Art Moves Dance Project will perform between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.; and the band Once a Week & Company will provide live music from 1 to 3 p.m. Lunch will be made available by Café Nomad and other treats for sale will include homemade pies and pastries, jams, jellies, pickles, maple syrup and more. The Lions’ Club will also be onsite raffling off a car!

Craft fair vendors will be selling handmade wood products, jewelry, hand-woven baskets, pottery and a variety of other homemade crafts. There will also be tote bags, T-shirts, old photo reprints, and more items sold within the Hamlin Memorial Library and Museum, as well as the annual used book sale. If you have any questions about Founder’s Day or need directions you may visit the website at www.hamlin.lib. me.us, or e-mail hamlinstaff@ hamlin.lib.me.us, or call 7432980.

HIRAM — The 13th annual Ossipee Valley Music Festival will be held July 21-24, at the Ossipee Valley Fairgrounds in Hiram. This New England music festival, in the tall pines in western Maine on the banks of the Ossipee River, offers over 40 hours of live music on two stages with over 30 national touring and regional artists performing Americana, roots, bluegrass, oldtime country, rockabilly, jazz, Celtic, folk, and a few things you’ve never heard. The festival is host to three prestigious contests including a first-ever band contest, several dances, over a dozen workshops, and children’s activities including the Roots & Sprouts Music Academy. Affordable camping, traditional craft and food vendors, demonstrations, instrument sales and repairs can all be found on the festival grounds. The line-up for this year’s festival is Grammy-nominated Peter Rowan Bluegrass Band, Grammy-nominated the Infamous Stringdusters, the

Kruger Brothers, Sierra Hull, Red Molly, The Wiyos, The Spinney Brothers, The Hillbenders, Frank Vignola and his Quartet, Eilen Jewell, Old Sledge, The Parkington Sisters, Miss Tess and the Bon Ton Parade, Girl Howdy, Cribstone Bridge, The Bagboys, Wide Open Spaces, Mary Maguire Band, Hot Mustard, Local Circus and many more. The festival is host to the New England Songwriting Contest and the New England 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 children’s dance parties and family barn dances. 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, the fair offers Roots & OSSIPEE, Page B

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Two workshops on invasive plants are being offered in the greater Bridgton region this summer by the Maine Volunteer Lake Monitoring Program. Both workshops are being hosted by the Kezar Pond Association and Moose Pond Association, as follows: • Introductory Invasive Plant Patrol Workshop, Saturday, July 9, 9 a.m. to noon, Bridgton Municipal Center, Chase Street, Bridgton. • Invasive Plant Patrol Field Methods Workshop, Saturday, Aug. 6, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., 559 Carter Hill Road, Kezar Pond, Fryeburg. Pre-registration is required for all workshops. Contact the Maine Volunteer Lake Monitoring Program at vlmp@ mainevlmp.org or 783-7733 to register. For online registration and workshop schedule updates, visit www.mainevolunteerlakemonitors.org/workshops The primary goal of the Introductory Invasive Plant Patrol Workshop is to provide those who wish to join Maine’s “early detection” effort with information and guidance needed to get started. The workshop will include an overview of invasive species issues in Maine and beyond, plant identification fundamentals and plant identification hands-on exercises with live plants. All workshop participants receive an Invasive Plant Patroller’s Handbook, and the Maine Field Guide to Invasive Aquatic Plants. The Invasive Plant Patrol Field Methods Workshop provides on-lake instruction and practice conducting invasive aquatic plant screening surveys. The course was designed as advanced training for those who have already attended the introductory IPP workshop, but pre-

vious workshop experience is not a prerequisite. Participants must bring their own shallow draft boats (e.g. canoes, kayaks, inflatables). Loaner boats may be available upon request. Invasive Plant Patrol workshops are provided, free of charge to participants, by the Maine Volunteer Lake Monitoring Program Center for Invasive Aquatic Plants. IPP workshops are funded in large part by a grant from the Maine Department of Environmental Protection, with funds generated by Maine Lake and River Protection Sticker Program. Additional support for the workshops comes from foundation grants, private donations, and the generosity of local sponsors.  Anyone interested in learning about aquatic invaders is welcome to participate in the workshops. Those who wish to become active members of Maine’s early detection team and to make a formal commitment to the statewide endeavor, are encouraged to become Certified IPP Volunteers. The Maine Volunteer Lake Monitoring Program (VLMP) is the oldest, and one of the largest, citizen-based lake monitoring programs in the nation. Through its nationally recognized Invasive Plant Patrol program, the VLMP Center for Invasive Aquatic Plants has now trained nearly 2,500 plant patrollers across the state of Maine.   For more information regarding Invasive Plant Patrol Workshops, the threat of aquatic invaders in Maine, or the Maine Volunteer Lake Monitoring Program, contact Roberta Hill at 783-7733 or e-mail mciap@ mainevlmp.org. The website is www.MaineVolunteerLakeMon itors.org

Arts calendar Now through Tuesday, July 19 Terri Brooks’ watercolors will be on exhibit at Gallery 302 at 112 Main Street in Bridgton. The award-winning painter has exhibited in over 30 national juried shows. For more information, call 6472787 or visit www.gallery302.com Now through Saturday, July 30 Bangor photographer Sarah Sorg presents her ethereal images of the night sky in a exhibit of raw power at the Denmark Arts Center, open Friday through Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m. and during show times. Photographer Dan Dow and print artist Andrea van Voorst van Beest are both exhibiting their work Wednesday through Saturday from noon to 5 p.m. at Addison Woolley Gallery, 132 Washington Ave., Portland. Vito DeVito will exhibit various bronze sculptures and graphic works at Frost Farm Gallery all month. The gallery is located at 272 Pikes Hill in Norway. Now through Wednesday, Aug. 3 A group exhibit is offered at Hole in the Wall Studioworks on Route 302 in Raymond. The artists are Susan Bennett, Anne Bernard, Clara Cohan, Tracy Sunday Mastro and Anastasia Weigle. To learn more, visit www.holeinthewallstudioworks.com Friday, July 8 A colorful Loon Auction will begin at 5 p.m. at Gallery 302, Main Street. A previous time, replete with catered elegant food offerings and a cash bar, begins the evening, with the auction starting at 6:30 p.m. The auction kicks off the Bridgton Art Guild’s new Capital Campaign and the ninth year of bringing art to the Lake Region, with Art in the Park held the following weekend. The 9th annual Artist Reception and Open House at Harvest Gold Gallery happens from 3 to 6 p.m. at the gallery, located on Route 5. Featured are Varvara Harmon of Windham, Tom Merriam of Lovell and Konrad Hunter. Come see why Harvest Gold Gallery won Yankee Magazine’s Best Gallery with a View award. For more information, visit harvestgoldgallery.com Saturday, July 9 The Norway Sidewalk Art Show will be held from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. with Main Street, Norway, closed to traffic all day. The art show is the main feature of the Norway Arts Festival, which features music, performers, dance, poetry and demonstrations of the healing arts. For more information, call Rijah Newell at 890-0545 or visit www.Norwayartsfestival.org Saturday, July 9 and Sunday, July 10 The 32nd annual Chickadee Quilt Show will feature around 100 quilts displayed at Stevens Brook Elementary School from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will be a vendor area, and a yard sale table full of craft and quilt-related items. There will also be a Chinese auction and demonstrations both days. Admission is $5. Come join Denmark’s own award-winning children’s author Donna Seim and illustrator Susan Spellman for a 1-4 p.m. workshop on how to make a children’s book. A donation of $10-$15 is suggested. At the end of the workshop, everyone will have made a rough draft of a dummy book. Thursday, July 14 A Poetry Slam, with Krista Mosca and Guests, will be held at 7:30 p.m. at the Brick Church for the Performing Arts, 502 Christian Hill Road, Lovell. Tickets are $10 adults, $5 12 and under, For more information: 825-2792. ARTS, Page B


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Garden Sculptures at DeerWood Farm & Gardens

WATERFORD — There is more to see at DeerWood Farm & Gardens in Waterford than just plant life. Brian and Beverly Hendricks have owned and operated DeerWood Farm & Gardens, an organic daylily and veggie farm in Waterford, for eight years. Brian also creates garden sculptures from cement. He learned to work with cement at a young age from his father who was a ceramic tile installer. Brian

started experimenting with cement as a sculpture material. The internal structure of each creation is made from blocks of Styrofoam and wire, which makes the piece lightweight. He then sculpts a layer of cement between a half and two inches thick. One of his first pieces, an abstract subject in a yoga tree pose, was shipped to Mississippi. The larger sculptures weigh between 60 and 75 pounds. He also

makes smaller “garden girls.” The larger works usually have a serious demeanor, while the smaller ones project a happier fun mood. Pieces range from $50 to $750 in price. Brian plans to show them off for the first time in art shows this summer, including Bridgton’s Art in the Park. For more on DeerWood and other creations by Brian, go to www.deerwoodgarden.com

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For the second time, Main Street will be closed to traffic that day so that festivalgoers have maximum freedom to enjoy a huge variety of arts: performance, music, dance, mime, juggling, painting, sculpture, photography, drawing, fabric art, puppets, food, poetry, and more. This year, the festival focus figure is Tony Montanaro and the Celebration Barn Theater, which celebrates its 40th year this summer.

head. You can sit and relax at a pretty little table covered with a “cutter” quilt. You will be able to get a cool beverage and goodie before you go back to take another look at everything. Don’t miss an opportunity to see the 2012 raffle. Instead of one big quilt, there are at least 25 mini-quilts, depicting the four seasons. Yes, that means that there will be as many winners as there are little quilts. Before you leave the show, be sure to vote for your favorite quilt in each category — large, medium, small, hand-quilted, and “other.” Ribbons are awarded based on the votes.

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bard Tom Foley (1927-2011). Several of the poets will read poems in honor of Tom, both his originals and favorites by others. Audiences will be treated to rich and diverse poetry of very high caliber. Many of the local poets gather as the Mountain Poets Society. The group meets regularly (the second Sunday of each month at 4 p.m. at the Fare Share Commons on Main Street in Norway) and welcomes newcomers and listeners. POP IX will appeal to all ages and tastes. It’s free and open to all. “Although this is our ninth time around, we’re really just getting started,” Moore said. “Nine years is very brief in poetry-time.” The Norway Arts Festival, co-sponsored by the Western Maine Art Group and Norway Downtown will be held from July 7-9.

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NORWAY — Now in its ninth year as part of the Norway Arts Festival, Poets on the Porch will take place this Saturday, July 9, as part of the Norway Arts Festival, from 1 to 3 p.m. in front of the Norway Memorial Library. This year’s roster of poets include: Rijah Newell of Norway; Lisa Campobasso of Norway; Greg Zlemansky of Norway; Mark Swiedom of Hebron; Mary Hargreaves of Sumner; Brigid Gallagher of Norway; Michelene Hague of Otisfield; Eric Dibner of Casco; Siiri Cressey of Lewiston; Rockie Graham of Waterford; Lisa Moore of Harrison; Ben Hull of Norway; John Governale of Norway; Joanna Reese of Greenwood; Tom Fallon of Rumford; Nate Leland of Orr’s Island; Martin Steingesser and Judy Tierney of Portland. This year, Poets on the Porch will be dedicated to Oxford

you want to win. There will be some great little things you just might win. In another room, vendors will be waiting to show you their wares. The Chickadee Quilters also have a space where they have items available for purchase, perhaps purses, pot holders and small quilts. There will be some demonstrations on both days. There will be a yard sale table with craft and quilt-related items, including magazines. After you have seen all this, it is time to stop at the café, which will have butterflies from the challenge hanging over-

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Please be sure to come to the 32nd annual Chickadee Quilt Show at the Stevens Brook Elementary School on Saturday, July 9 or Sunday, July 10. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days. Admission is a $5 donation. As always, there is much to see, so wear your walking shoes. Chairwomen Chris Lowell and Susan Rock, now in their fourth year at this job, come up with new ideas each time. In the big room, there will be quilts of all sizes on display. Smaller ones will be on the sidewalls with bigger ones hanging from the frames in the middle. This way you get to see the whole quilt. If you wish to see the back of a quilt just ask a “white glove” member to show you the other side. Before you leave the quilt display area, be sure to stop at the Chinese Auction table. There will be 50 or 60 items donated by members and some of the vendors. Buy a strip of tickets for $3, or more for $5 and drop your tickets in the decorated bags near the items

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Come dance at the Norway Arts Festival

NORWAY — Bring your dancing shoes and an empty belly to the Norway Arts Festival Street Dance this Friday, July 8, from 7 to 10 p.m. behind Fare Share Co-Op. Rain location will be at the Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School Forum. The Norway Arts Festival is celebrating the life and work of Tony Montanaro, an internationally acclaimed mime artist and teacher, and founder of the Celebration Barn Theater. The Norway Arts Festival also features the 44th annual Sidewalk Art Show on Saturday, July 9 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. with over a hundred artists lining historical Main Street. A public safety initiative has allowed for Main Street to be closed on Saturday, July 9 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Come ready to eat and dance. Caribbean Cuisine will be there with his traditional island fare for your dining pleasure. The street dance begins with local favorites “Dawson Hill and Friends,” who opened for last year’s street dance and are back by popular demand. Dawson Hill and Friends bring a jazz funk blend and the kind of performance that will get you out of your seat and ready to dance. This year’s headline band, “Criss Cross Orchestra,” guar-

antees a show to remember. Combined with visual streaming of Tony Montanaro by visual jockey, VJ Foo, the Norway Arts Festival is bringing the best of local artists and those from afar. “Criss Cross Orchestra” is an 11-member group directed by Obuamah Laud Addy, an award-winning West African Ghanaian musician and composer who performed with Wynton Marsalis of Congo Square among others. Obuamah has performed for the President Clinton inaugural festivities and was the lead singer for a performance in Washington, D.C., for the pre-inaugural celebrations of the first African-American president of the United States, Barack Obama. He is joined by many of the finest diaspora and New England musicians and ensemble performers. Criss Cross music is currently performing in Europe and Africa; it is defined as a crossing or combination of powerful traditional African, American, Caribbean, Cuban, Latin American and European musical styles. Featuring all original compositions, the orchestra brings together polyrhythmic beats from African roots music with the melodic qualities found on the steel pans (band member Jason Roseman is from Trinidad) and the Irish

penny whistle, along with the trumpet, saxophone, bass, guitar, percussion, and vocals. The orchestra is a dance band, with a variety of global sounds and a contagious energy! “This year really provides an opportunity to bring the Norway Arts Festival to a whole new level of entertainment by celebrating a man who was as diverse and talented as the students he brought to the area,” said Performance Director Rijah Newell. Feeling like you can’t dance? Bonny Branch will lead a mini salsa dance class at intermission. She currently teaches a class at Katey Branch’s studio at Halls Pond on Wednesday nights, check it out! The Norway Arts Festival is a collaboration of two local nonprofits, Norway Downtown and The Western Maine Art Group. All events are free to the public and are made possible by local sponsors: the Street Dance is sponsored by Bruce and Ann Cook, Acme Lamprey, Café Nomad, Willie’s Repair, The Oxford County Democrats, and Bearfoot Realty. The festival is still in need CAMILLA FECTEAU, a Saint Joseph’s College biology instructor, will present a free talk on of sponsors; if you would like loons tonight, Thursday, July 7 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. to help please contact Rijah Newell at 890-0545. For more information, visit www.norwayartsfestval.org

Loon talk at St. Joseph’s College tonight at 6:30

STANDISH — Camilla Fecteau of Hiram, a biology instructor at Saint Joseph’s College, will present a free talk titled, “The Common Loon: Protecting a Symbol of Maine’s Wilderness” on Thursday, July 7, from 6:30 to 8 p.m., at the Sebago Lake Ecology Center in Standish. The talk will discuss the traits and life history

of loons, the biggest risks they face and the actions that humans can take to preserve the loon’s place in our lakes. While loons have long been a cherished part of Maine, environmental changes threaten their survival and ability to reproduce. The presentation will include lots of pictures and sounds, a Common Loon

mount and informative literature and lead-free sinkers to take home. Registration is required. Call Lynne Richard at 7745961, ext. 3324, to register. The Sebago Lake Ecology Center is run by the Portland Water District and is located at the corner of Route 35 and Route 237. The entrance is on Route 237.

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Suppers & breakfasts Friday, July 8 Bradley Memorial United Methodist Church, 454 McNeil Road, Fryeburg Harbor, will hold a Turkey Supper with two settings, 5:30 and 6:30 p.m. Follow signs on Route 5 between Fryeburg and Lovell. Roasted turkey, stuffing, real

mashed potatoes, vegetables, coffee or soft drink, dessert and a door prize. Served family style. Adults $9, children under 12, $4. Sunday, July 17 The Ronald G. St. John VFW Post 9328 on Waterford Road, Harrison, will be hosting

a public breakfast from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Donations are requested. Tuesday, July 19 Strawberry shortcake will be the featured dessert at the next Public Baked Bean/Chop Suey Supper at the North Waterford Congregational Church, off Routes 35 and 37, opposite Melby’s Market. There’ll also be brown bread, casseroles, salads and beverages, all for $7 adults, $3.50 children.

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Breakfast Buffet at the United Parish Congreational Church. Donations accepted. Registraton for Grand Parade Theme: “Everything’s Coming THURSDAY – July 7th Up Roses” Antique Autos line 5:30 PM HOHD Food Booth Opens up on Tolman Road. 6:00 PM Midway Opens 12 NOON Grand Parade 6:00 PM HOHD Raffle Booth Opens 12:45 PM Midway Opens 7:00 PM 1st Hourly Raffle Prize Other activities sponsored by area 12:45 PM HOHD Food & Raffle Booths Open winners drawn organizations daily. Schedules can be 6:00 PM 1st Hourly Raffle Prize 7:30 PM On the HOHD Stage: SKOSH obtained from Area Businesses. winners drawn At Dusk Fireworks, Crystal Lake 7:00 PM Imari Dancers Sat., July 9, 5:00 p.m. 10:30 PM 1st Nightly 50/50 Drawing 7:30 PM On the HOHD Stage: FRIDAY – July 8th THE AFTERBURNERS 10:30 PM Final 50/50 Drawing & Raffle 5:30 PM HOHD Food Booth Opens Booth’s Special Grand Prize 5:30 PM Junior Parade Registration Want To Register For The Parade? Have Questions? Want To Make A Contribution? PLEASE CALL 583-4420 (Leave Message).

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View the interiors of six of Bridgton’s delightful homes. Also on tour, four other historic properties. Architectural styles from Gothic Revival, Queen Anne, Late Victorian, Classic Farmhouse, Resort Hotel and Italianate.

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Country living

July 7, 2011, The Bridgton News, Page B

July jam-packed with fun

Lovell events for the week of July 7 to 13: • July 7 — Dan Moore performs at Brick Church, 7:30 p.m. • July 9 — Kezar Lake Watershed Association Annual Meeting, VFW Hall 8:30 p.m., “Eyes on the Water” outing, 2 p.m. • July 13 — Greater Lovell Land Trust Walk, 10 a.m., Kezar River Reserve. • July 13 — Greater Lovell Land Trust Talk, “Wildlife of the Brownfield Bog,” 7:30 p.m., library. The details: • On Thursday, July 7, the Brick Church of the Performing Arts will present an evening of music with Dan Moore. A longtime favorite at the Brick Church, Moore will show his musical abilities on the piano or harpsichord. His repertoire runs the gamut from Bach to boogie; it’s an event worth attending. All presentations at the church will begin at 7:30 p.m. • On Saturday, July 9, the Kezar Lake Watershed Association will hold their membership meeting at the VFW Hall starting at 8:30 p.m. Also that day, at 2 p.m., there will be an “Eyes on the Water” Outing starting 2 p.m. Those wanting to take part in the outing can meet at Kezar’s North End boat ramp. The purpose of this event is to have those attending join in looking for invasive aquatic plants that can endanger our lake. Bring your camera and sharp eyes so that we can keep our lake pure. • The first July Greater Lovell Land Trust walk will take place on July 13 at the Kezar Lake Reserve at 10 a.m. The folks attending will be searching for any animal signs. This area is popular with the wild animals because of the forest plus the riverside. This is a moderate two-hour walk, so yes, bring your water and bug spray and enjoy. • Also on July 13, the trust will hold a talk at the Charlotte Hobbs Memorial Library, when David Brown will speak about the wildlife in the Brownfield Bog. Animals are plentiful in this area, proven by the many tracks left by bobcats, coyotes and foxes. The bog is also famous for the many varieties of birds seen in the area. The program starts at 7:30 p.m., and members of the area communities are invited to attend. Looking ahead On Friday, July 15, the Old

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Home Days Weekend starts out when all the 5K racers who have preregistered and those who need to register can pick up their racing packet at the athletic field at 4:30 p.m. Paul Armington has been seen warming up for the big push for the race. At 5:30 p.m., the Kezar Trailbreakers will hold their Pork/Chicken Roast, also at the athletic field. This is one of the group’s big fundraisers to help pay for the grooming of trails during the winter season. This event is also the group’s way for thanking all the property owners for allowing the riders to use their land for trails. It’s also a great meal and a chance to see all the folks returning for the summer. Old Home Days starts with those taking part in the parade gathering at the Wicked Good Store at 9 a.m., so they can find their place in line. Participants in the 5K race needing transportation should meet at the athletic field, as the last bus leaves at 9:15 a.m. At 9:45 a.m., the 5K race begins at Route 5 and 5A near the Historical Society’s Kimball-Stanford House. The Old Home Days Parade begins promptly at 10 a.m., proceeding from the Wicked Good Store to the athletic field. This year’s parade grand marshall is our own Ron McAllister. Activities at the field will be enough to keep everyone busy. The Swift River Jazz Band will be providing music, not only in the parade but at the field later. There will be free IRIS scans, and a first this year is a Meet Your Lovell Fire Department Open House. For the children or adult children there will be a Rock Climbing Wall, a Dunk Tank, a Jell-O Eating Contest, Mini Golf, a Lollipop Youth Race and Games. At 1:15 p.m., there will be a family-style softball game, and everyone is urged to take part or just stand and cheer the players on. The committee is raffling off three items, one Xbox Kinect, one cord of wood and a $75 Sherman Farm Gift Certificate.

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The winners will be drawn at 1:30 p.m. If you’re hungry, have no fear, there is food food food. Booths of hamburgers, hotdogs, popcorn, sno cones, fried dough, strawberry and peach shortcakes and more. Wondering what the cows are doing in the field? They’re waiting to perform, hopefully so the winner of the Cow Chip Bingo can be announced without delay. To defray some of the cost of the event, the committee is selling Lovell hats for $15 and they can be bought at Rosie’s, the Wicked Good Store and from Stan at Kezar Reality. While enjoying the day, you might like to give the committee a handshake or pat on the back for all their hard work. On Sunday, July 17, the Lovell Historical Society will hold an Antique Show and Live Auction at the KimballStanford House on Route 5 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., please note the time. This is one of the most popular events during the summer and a great fundraiser for the Society. There are 16 fantastic items to bid on, like Harvest Gold’s His and Hers Wooden Map of Kezar Lake and a Sterling Silver Loon Necklace, a 2012 Season Membership at Lake Kezar Country Club, a Framed Photograph of Fox Cove by LHC Fine Art Photography, Dinner for Four at Severance Lodge hosted by Frank and Willie Gorke, a 30-minute Flight over Kezar Lake and the Surrounding Area, 200 Gallons maximum of Free Heating Oil, a Day of Dishing with Capt. Carl Bois of Rocky Ridge Guide Service, a Decorative Sign Bracket created by Rod Iron Designs of Lovell, Two Red Sox Tickets for Aug. 16 at Fenway Park against the Tampa Bay Rays, Dinner for Four at the Center Lovell Inn, four Framed Fashion Prints circa 1920, Day Rental of Pontoon Boat from Kezar Lake Marina and Dinner and Show at Quisisana for Four, or Two Cords of Split Firewood, a One-week Stay at Gilmore Camps Lake Kezar for 2011 and a Private Beer Dinner and Cellar Tour for Four at Ebenezer’s. There will be music and food for all to have another great Lovell Old Home Days.

FULL OF SPIRIT — were kids who attended Vacation Bible Camp at the First Congregational Church of Bridgton.

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The First Congregational Church, United Church of Christ of Bridgton, ended its weeklong Vacation Bible Camp for kids on July 1 with a grand finale that included singing, dancing and a giant black whale. The theme this year was “Pandamania — Where God is Wild About You,” and the entire church was decorated in vivid jungle colors to welcome campers. Forty-three campers ranging from babies to middleschoolers attended. Twenty teen counselors, 12 adult volunteers and two staff members planned and coordinated activities like arts and crafts, storytelling, outdoor sports, and music. “Music was my favorite thing

A benefit supper will be held on Saturday, July 16, at 5 p.m. for Ben Knight and family of Raymond. Ben has been in the hospital around a month, since June 20. He has had major lung surgery, because of severe pneumonia. He is self-employed and will not be able to work for a while, so the family needs help. The supper will be at the American Legion Riders of Maine in Mechanic Falls. Donations: adults $8, $5 for children 6-12. Folks are asked to bring casseroles, salads, beans, etc. to help out. Also, July 16 is Ben’s 66th birthday. You can call his daughter at 998-2156 or e-mail jbjgirlus@yahoo.com Ben is the younger brother of Gertie Tenny. She and her husband Franklin live in Florida now, but came from the

by Cheryl Harmon Naples Correspondent 693-1040 chicomomma33@gmail.com Casco/Raymond area.   E.J. and Teddy Bosworth have a new grandson. Cortney and Megan Bosworth had Oliver Forest on April 30. He was also welcomed by big sister Natalie Rose. They live in Seattle, Wash. A Summer Concert on the Village Green on Sunday, July 10 at 6 p.m. features Jose Duddy, who plays assorted country and oldies but goodies. It’s very enjoyable music to

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performed) out of empty oatmeal boxes. Kids also climbed inside the giant whale that was constructed inside the church to hear member Karen McNutt tell the Bible story of Jonah and the whale. One camper summed up the whole experience for herself and her friends, “I liked having fun with my friends and doing cool things, but mostly it’s good to be somewhere that you actually feel like you belong.” The First Congregational Church’s Christian Education Coordinator is Sandy Wissmann, and you can reach her at swissmann@bridgtonucc.org. For more information, visit www. bridgtonucc.org or call the church office at 647-3936.

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this week,” said Junior Teen Counselor Christian Whiting. “I wanted to be a counselor because I thought helping with the church would be lots of fun — and it has been!” Campers were divided into four groups according to agebracket and competed for prizes that were awarded at the end of camp. At the finale, each group shared with parents and visitors songs they’d learned throughout the week. One of the groups, the “Kung Fu Pandas,” even added a little dancing to their program. Campers said they enjoyed playing outdoor games and making their own drums (which they used to accompany one of the songs they

wind down a busy week. Come on over with a picnic supper, bring the kids or grandkids, the company, bring some chairs or blanket and relax. Hope everyone had a nice 4th of July weekend. There were lots of people for the parade, and I didn’t see anyone running for cover when the thundershower came in the middle of it. Just put up your umbrella and wait. The participants got wet and most had a blast. They did bus up the Camp Takajo kids so none of them got hit by lightening. Now the fireworks were beautiful. They had quite a few new kinds to see, and they lasted about 25 or so minutes. It was wall-to-wall cars — some were parked as far back as the doctor’s offices. Red Hat Ladies of the Lake July birthdays are: Mildred Davis, Rita Harding, Cheryl Harmon, Alice Leavitt, Barbara Sparrow and Phyllis Stanton. Hope you have a wonderful day and many more.

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Waterford Church service information

Bridgton by Virginia Staples Bridgton Correspondent Tel. 647-5183

WATERFORD — Church services for the North Waterford and Stoneham Churches will be held during the month of July at the North Waterford Church, located on Five Kezars Road, off Routes 35 and 37, opposite Melby’s Market. The service begins at 10 a.m. with a coffee hour afterwards. All are welcome.

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Do you have a computer, but don’t really know how to use it? Maybe you’re just thinking about getting one to keep in touch with loved ones. The Bridgton Community Center has a Basic Computer Skills class that will teach you the skills you need to feel comfortable with writing a letter, e-mailing, or even getting on

the Internet. The class size is six and the classes are paced so that no one is left behind. There will be four one-hour classes beginning Wednesday, July 13 through Aug. 3 from 10 to 11 a.m. The fee is $45 and the instructor is Marjy Champagne. For more information, or to register, call 6473116.

Lobster Shack open Lobster lovers, get ready to dive into a deliciously sweet Maine lobster roll when the First Congregational Church’s Lobster Shack opens during “Art in the Park” at Shorey Park on Saturday, July 16. Rain date is Sunday, July 17. Look for the big, red lobster and visit the Lobster Shack from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. You’ll find Bridgton’s best lobster roll served on a toasted bun, potato chips, Summit Spring bottled water, and Congo Chocolate Chip Cookies for sale. For just $10, you’ll get an entire lunch or

dinner of lobster roll, chips and pickle. Other items sold separately. You’ll want to pick up enough food for your whole family or party of friends. Proceeds of the sale contribute to the church’s outreach programs like “Jeanette’s Closet” where families in need can find no-cost clothing and the “Adopt a Child for Christmas” program that benefits more than 150 Bridgton children each year. For more information call 647-3936 or visit www. bridgtonucc.com

The Rufus Porter Museum is sponsoring a fascinating tour of 10 sites in and around Bridgton on Saturday, July 9, from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The houses range from an 1897-resort hotel, an 1830 classic farmhouse and a 1868 coffin factory. The cost is $25 for a single ticket, $45 for a pair of tickets. Call 6472828 for tickets or visit www. rufusportermuseum.com The Bridgton Community Center is having a summer yard sale on Saturday, July 16 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. with spaces available to rent. They’re gearing up for the big Depot Street Festival on Saturday, July 30. The Bridgton Farmers’ Market is held every Saturday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. St. Joseph Catholic Church has bingo on Thursday nights until Thursday, Aug. 25. Early bird play is at 6:30 p.m., with regular play at 7 p.m. Gallery 302 on Main Street

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Brenda Richardson and her son Dillan and Brenda’s sister, Anita Richardson, of New Gloucester, flew to Montana for the wedding of their niece, Ashley Davis, to Zack Campbell. Other sisters who attended were Pat Athearn from Florida, Betty Skoglund of Montana and mother of the bride, Susan Davis of Kalespell, Mont. I must correct a mistake I made in my last column. Mr. and Mrs. Begonski’s guests, Bob and Pat Hill, are from Sweden, not Windham.

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ket includes two bags of freshly roasted coffee of your choice. If you are interested in signing up for the auction stop by the library or call during library hours. Framed, hand-tinted prints of historic North Bridgton and Bridgton Academy are available at the library along with historic note cards. These beautiful prints and note cards make a wonderful gift and the proceeds benefit the library. Upcoming events • Monday, July 18 — Campfires Stories. Come sit around the campfire (indoors) every Monday at 10 a.m. Wear your pj’s, bring your blanket or sleeping bag, a flashlight and your favorite stuffed animal for stories, music, crafts and games. • Saturday, July 23 — Book and Bake Sale. Huge bargains on books in Irene’s Basement from 10 a.m. to noon along with homemade treats. All proceeds benefit the library.

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The North Bridgton Library is proud to announce the grand opening of Irene’s Basement. The library basement is full of very inexpensive gently used books just waiting to be in your pile of summer reading. Irene’s Basement (the name honors their beloved past librarian Irene Stewart) is open during library hours and is full of amazing bargains. Friend Polly Polstein has retired from the Board of Trustees. She has served for many years in many different capacities. Polly is very dear to the trustees and librarian and will be greatly missed. Sue Black has retired as librarian but the library is happy to welcome her as secretary to the Board of Trustees. Shannon Slayton is welcomed as the newest trustee. The NBPL’s monthly silent auction is a coffee gift basket donated by Maine Morning Micro Roasters of Bridgton. The bas-

will hold a colorful Loon Auction on Friday, July 8 at 6:30 p.m. There’ll be catered food offerings and a cash bar starting at 5 p.m. Proceeds go towards the gallery’s capital campaign and to help cover costs of holding Art in the Park on Saturday, July 16, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. A used book sale will be held from 9 a.m. to noon at the Bridgton Library Courtyard on Saturday, July 9. For more information, 647-2472. A Curator’s Tour and light supper will be served on Saturday, July 9 at Narramissic, at the end of Ingalls Road in South Bridgton. The evening’s highlight will be a talk by Don Perkins on old barns at 7 p.m. Don’t forget the Chickadee Quilters Quilt Show on Saturday and Sunday, July 9 Macdonald Motors in Bridgton and 10, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. will be accepting donations of at Stevens Brook Elementary supplies for the month of July for School. Harvest Hills Animal Shelter. The shelter is in dire need of canned dog and cat food, kitten food, paper towels, cat litter, postage stamps, copy paper, bleach, soaps (dishwashby Nony O’Hara ing liquid, Comet/Ajax powder, Correspondent Fantastik spray, Windex, Lysol Tel. 647-3565 spray), cleaning supplies (nylon bristle brooms, scrub pads and

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WATERFORD — The Waterford Library will welcome residents and visitors at an open house on Sunday, July 31 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., in conjunction with Music Sunday at the Waterford Congregational Church and the Waterford Historical Society’s summer show. Visitors will have an opportunity to see the recent renovations and changes in the library and view displays featuring the renovation

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An 1897 resort hotel, an 1855 gothic revival home and an 1892 Queen Anne house are among homes available for viewing in a fascinating tour of 10 sites in and around Bridgton on Saturday, July 9, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The tour, sponsored by the Rufus Porter Museum, will also offer viewing of an 1830 farmhouse, an 1870 Greek Revival Four Square home and a 1902 late Victorian home, led by knowledgeable docents of Bridgton’s architectural styles. The tour is a fundraiser to support the museum’s plans to renovate the Webb-Gallinari house in downtown Bridgton that they purchased last fall. They want to build a barn on the property to house the complete collection of murals done by Rufus Porter and his nephew, Jonathan D. Poor. They also plan to convert the house into docent living quarters, classrooms and more museum space. Board member Beth Cossey said the main homes on the tour are not usually open for viewing, so this will be a rare treat for people interested in old homes and architecture. The location of the homes will be given once people sign up for the tour, by calling 647-2828 or visiting www.rufusportermuseum.com. Cost for a single ticket is $25, or $45 for a pair. Other properties that are part of the tour are an 1868 coffin factory, an 1882 Italianate, a 1798 simplified Georgian and a 1789 Cape Cod. For more information call Cossey at 647-3724.

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THE CASCO HOUSE TOUR helps benefit educational programs in the local area.

Casco Library benefit house tour July 16

CASCO — What makes a house a home? It may be a spacious master suite, a modern efficient kitchen, a cozy family room or the perfect location. The Casco Library Benefit House Tour will offer you a chance to visit six local families who have transformed their houses into comfortable homes. Proceeds from this fundraiser will be used to provide additional educational programs and learning experiences for children and adults in the local area.

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(Continued from Page B) Sprouts Music Academy, a free three-day music camp for children with a paid adult. This year, fair officials are excited to announce the addition of a band contest, the OVMF Band Contest, to be held on Friday afternoon. Six chosen bands will compete for a chance to perform next year on the Maine Stage. You can find further details and sign-up forms on the website, www.ossipeevalley. com Gates open for camping Monday, July 18. A three-day weekend ticket for Friday, Saturday and Sunday is $85 at the gate; four-day weekend ticket for Thursday through Sunday is $95 at the gate; Thursday all day, $20 at the gate; Friday or Sunday all day is $35 at the gate;

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Saturday all day is $45 at the gate. Children 17 and under free with adult! The Ossipee Valley Fairgrounds is located just off Route 25 in Cornish, two miles on South Hiram Road. For more information, visit www.ossipeevalley.com, e-mail at info@ossipeevalley.com or call 625-8656.

The tour is scheduled for Saturday, July 16 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. You can pick up tips and tricks to adapt to your own home or just enjoy “oohing and aahing.” Advance tickets are available for $20 (adult) and $15 (seniors) at the Casco Public

Library, located at 5 Leach Hill Road on the Common in Casco. Tickets can also be purchased on the day of the tour at the library. A brochure will be provided on the day of the tour with a map showing the location of each of the homes.

Arts calendar (Continued from Page B) Saturday, July 16 Art in the Park will again be held in Shorey Park, Bridgton, with a rain date the next day. This juried show is sponsored by the Bridgton Art Guild and Gallery 302, which is at 112 Main Street. In this beautiful lakeside setting, you will be able to stroll around the park and enjoy music, food, and 60 talented artists. The First Congregational Church will have their Lobster Shack up and running from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Art prizes will be

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Thursday, July 7 through Saturday, July 9 Harrison’s Old Home Days Festival this year is packed with fireworks, carnival rides, local treats and entertainment. A 5K-road race that starts at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, July 6, gets things going fast. Then the carnival Thursday through Saturday transforms Crystal Lake Park, with food and raffle booths open at 5 p.m. Thursday and Friday and 12:30 p.m. Saturday. The midway opens at 5:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday, and reopens after the parade on Saturday. Entertainment includes “Skosh,” a funk and rock band, at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, the Country Ridge Riders same time on Friday and three different acts on Saturday starting at 4 p.m. And don’t forget the parades — a Junior Parade marches on Friday night, with the best entry invited to march in Saturday’s Grand Parade. Saturday, July 9 The Norway Arts Festival co-sponsored by the Western Maine Art Group and Norway Downtown will close down Main Street from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., while artists display their wares and strollers can enjoy performance, music, poetry, dance, mime, juggling, puppets and more. The festival focus this year is Tony Montanaro and the Celebration Barn Theater, which celebrates its 40th year this summer. Friday & Saturday, July 15-16 Sebago Days Celebration gets underway behind the Sebago Elementary School on Route 114, with rides, games, craft and food booths. Over 100 bonus prizes will be drawn both days. Friday features the Junior Parade, Talent Show and music by the Country Ridge Riders; on Saturday, there will be a Family Fun Run/Walk, Grand Parade, stage shows, dance exhibitions and fireworks at dusk (rain date Sunday for fireworks). Route 114 will be closed on Saturday for the parade between the junction of Route 11 and Ward’s Cove area at 10 a.m. Lovell Old Home Days starts out Friday at 5:30 p.m. with a pork/chicken roast by the Kezar Trailbreakers, then a 5K race Saturday at 9:45 a.m. beginning near the Kimball-Stanford House. The parade kicks off at 10 a.m. from the Wicked Good Store to the Athletic Field, where music by the Swift River Jazz Band will be the backdrop to free IRIS scans, children’s games and a fire department open house. A softball game starts at 1:15 p.m., along with an auction and cow chip bingo. Friday–Sunday, July 15-17 The much improved and expanded Waterford World’s Fair promises much fun for families when it gets underway at the World’s Fairgrounds on Green Road in Waterford. The exhibition hall will offer all kinds of displays, and Senior Citizen Day is Friday. Saturday, July 16 The 33rd annual Founder’s Day takes place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the Paris Hill Green, with the showcase being Bob Bahre’s collection of antique and classic cars. Admission is $10 for adults, and $2 for children 12 and under. For more information, call 743-2980. This year there will also be a special tour of homes on Paris Hill, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. to benefit the village Academy Hall. The architecture of the village, a National Historic District, dates to 1789. Tickets are $20, are available at Books N Things in downtown Norway, and on the day of the event at the Marble Farmstead at 57 Lincoln Street and on the Village Common across from the FAIRS, Page 10B

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DESIGNING A STREETSCAPE — Resident Ken Murphy listens as a seasonal resident comments on development standards for the Portland Road corridor at the June 25 planning charette by the Bridgton Comprehensive Planning Committee.

Form-based codes get test run at charette

By Gail Geraghty Staff Writer The Comprehensive Planning Committee has embraced formbased codes, and now, it appears, so have Bridgton’s residents. At least that was the general consensus at the town’s first public planning session on the future of the Portland Road, held June 25. It was the first real test of the merits of form-based codes, the concept of which received a favorable response by the 35 or so who attended the planning charette, said Alan Manoian, Bridgton’s director of Economic and Community Development. The 11-member committee will continue its work when it meets this Thursday, July 7, at 6:30 p.m. in the Bridgton Municipal Complex. It will do so without Scott Finlayson, one of its former co-chairs. Finlayson, who led a successful petition drive for a citizen referendum to limit growth on Portland Road, has an ill family member and had to resign for personal reasons. Committee member Bob Wiser was voted in as the new co-chair, working with co-chair Ray Turner. Since they now have an empty

slot, the committee favors the idea of having Peter Morrison, who has been attending meetings regularly, to be appointed as a member. Selectmen, who will have final say on the matter, also have discussed the possibility of appointing Thomas Nolan to fill the empty slot, or expand the committee to 12 persons and have both Nolan and Morrison serve. Manoian found it gratifying that around a dozen of the people attending the charette were seasonal residents, who didn’t have a chance to vote March 1 on the referendum to ban big box stores and fast food restaurants. The referendum was soundly defeated, but town leaders realized through the controversy that residents strongly support creation of new development standards along the Portland Road corridor. “It was one of the most unified charettes I’ve ever participated in,” he said Tuesday. “They absolutely embraced the concept” of a form-based code system to be written into the town’s site plan review process. Plans are to have a public vote on the new standards this November.

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Redneck Lounge — all located on or near Route 11 as opposed to along the Causeway. “I think there should be a public hearing,” Selectman Rick Paraschak said recently, “especially for those (businesses) that are in residential areas. The Redneck is next to a mobile home park.” “When people are having fun, they get loud outside,” he said. Selectman Tom Mayberry stressed that he did not have anything against the beer gardens – as long as people drinking outside can keep the noise down. In addition to multiple conversations happening outdoors, noise levels can rise when the door leading to the beer garden is left open while music is playing. That happens when a group of people heads to the beer garden, and someone holds the door open until everyone passes through the doorway. Other times, a door might be propped open for its cooling effect. Chairman Christine Powers said the board is trying to strike a balance between these businesses and the people living in homes near commercial zones. Noise complaints will not be the root for the closure of local beer gardens. But, the upcoming public hearing could clear a path for mitigating noise levels at establishments sharing common ground with residentially-zoned areas.

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Now through Saturday, July 16 Maine State Music Theatre presents Annie at the Pickard Theater, 1 Bath Road, Brunswick. Matinees are at 2 p.m. and evening shows are at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are on sale now, and can be had by calling 725-8769, or online at www.msmt.org Thursday, July 7 through Tuesday, July 12 The Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center in Fryeburg holds the last four movies in “The Wizard Series,” a summer movie series based on the best-selling fantasy novels of J.K. Rowling. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. July 7, 12 and 14, and 1 p.m. July 9. Tickets are $3 for adults, $2 for students; call 935-9232. Thursday, July 7 through Saturday, July 9 You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown will be performed at The Barnstormers Theatre, America’s oldest professional summer stock theatre. Curtain time is 7:30 p.m. Thursday; 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; and a 2 p.m. Saturday matinee. For more information, call 603-323-8500 or visit www.barnstormerstheatre.org Friday, July 8 The award-winning National Marionette Theater presents Pinocchio at Fryeburg Academy’s Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center at 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. Tickets are $8 for adults, $4 for students and children. Under 2, no charge. For more information, call 935-9232. Monday, July 11 through Friday, July 15 P-Nut Theatre will hold a weeklong children’s theater camp for age three through teenaged, White Mountain Center for Creative Development, East Conway Grange Hall, East Conway, N.H. Saturday, July 16 The Denmark Arts Center presents a film, La Graine et le Muletm in which a man dreams of opening a couscous restaurant to escape his family troubles. It’s all part of the “Dinner and a Movie” series; and the movie starts at 7:30 p.m. with a $10 donation asked for both dinner and the movie, and a $5 donation otherwise. For more information, call 452-2412.

Fairs & festivals (Continued from Page B) library and museum. Friday, July 22 to Sunday, July 24 The Western Maine BBQ Festival will bring in barbecue competitors from all over the northeast and be packed with loads of fun activities for the whole family. The festival, sponsored by area Lions Clubs, will take place at the Fryeburg Fairgrounds. For more information, www.west-

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July 7, 2011, The Bridgton News, Page 11B

Parade Winners These are the winners of the Fryeburg Fourth of July Kiddie Parade prizes and related events: Miss Liberty — female participants who display the most spirit based on display of red, white & blue; originality: and spectator appeal. First — Apache, Hannah Moore and Lauren Schassel Second — Carys Butterfield Third — Elsie Leach Uncle Sam — male participants who display the most spirit based on display of red, white & blue; originality and spectator appeal. First — The Davidson/Pullan Family Second — Evan Maidman Third — Dylan Leach

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Page 12B, The Bridgton News, July 7, 2011

Raymond-Casco Museum open house CASCO — The RaymondCasco History Museum will hold an open house from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, July 9 to celebrate the Raymond-Casco Historical Societies 40th anniversary. Visitors can tour the museum at their leisure and enjoy a wonderful collection of furniture, clothing, kitchen items kindly donated by many of Raymond and Casco early settlers. In addition, the public can browse through the old Casco

High School yearbooks and see the sports trophies. There are many school photos and scrapbooks to look through and memorabilia from the areas summer camps, hotels and guest houses. In the adjacent barn, one can see antique farm machinery. Henry Watkins, museum benefactor, will have over a dozen restored antique cars on display from 1920s through the 1950s. Of particular interest is an old restored Maxwell and a stunning white Mercedes convertible.

Pam Grant and Betty Glassford will be autographing their newly published book, “Images of America: Raymond and Casco.” They have spent the winter preparing for this publication from the museums many photographs. Local residents and former residents have dropped by with photographs never seen before, that have ended up in this new book. All the proceeds from the book will benefit the museum to ensure its growth for future generations. On hand will be plenty of

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Now through Saturday, July 9 The sixth annual Maine Festival of American Music is held at the Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village on Route 26 in New Gloucester. Three evening concerts and a chamber music workshop day make up the festival, which includes the talents of the Portland String Quartet and Island Beats Steel Band. For more information, call 926-4597. Thursday, July 7 through Saturday, July 16 The 15th season of the International Musical Arts Institute Chamber Music Festival holds a week of music in the Bion Cram Library at Fryeburg Academy. Concert times are 7:30 p.m., with a 2 p.m. Sunday matinee. The two-week festival, with musicians from 30 nations on five continents, honors the memory of the festival’s late founder and artistic director, Eric Rosenblith, who passed away in December. Admission is $12 for adults, $6 for seniors and students. For more information call 603-3678661. 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For more information, call 892-4217 or visit www.windhamhillucc.org The Highland String Trio will perform during the Bridgton Farmers’ Market, held from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Community Center on Depot Street, Bridgton. Lauren Scott and Chris Bannon will provide musical entertainment from 10 a.m. to noon, during the Bridgton Farmers’ Market at the Community Center on Depot Street. Truly amazing authentic New Orleans jazz will be offered by Doreen’s Jazz New Orleans, at 8 p.m. at Deertrees Theatre in Harrison. Tickets are $22; call 583-6747. Sunday, July 17 A Summer Concert on the Village Green will feature the 60’sPlus Band, playing swing music. Monday, July 18 The world-renowned Portland String Quartet performs 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 Mozart and Brahms. Tickets are $20 and available only at the door, by check or cash. For more information: 893-7723. 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Regional Sports

July 7, 2011, The Bridgton News, Page C

Wilson lands good ‘workout’ on Fourth Jesseman defends women’s race title

By Wayne E. Rivet Staff Writer Jonny Wilson was looking for a good “workout” as he prepares to run the Beach to Beacon 10K race in a few weeks. Bridgton proved to be a great test.

JONNY WILSON, 23, of Falmouth won this year’s Bridgton race in 20:19.

ERICA JESSEMAN, 22, of Scarborough repeated as women’s champ in 22:11.

Battling humidity and a tough climb on Mile 2, the 23year-old from Falmouth won the 35th annual Bridgton 4 on the Fourth in 20:19. “My goal was to come out here and give it a good effort,” said Wilson, who recently graduated from the University of Richmond. “Right now, I’ve been doing some heavy training. I used this as kind of a workout because my main goal is to train for the Beach to Beacon.” Wilson was pushed by multiCasco Days winner Richard Klauber, 21, of Thomaston, Conn., who placed second in 20:36. Christopher Harmon, 23, of Scarborough was third in 20:56. Defending women’s champion Erica Jesseman eyed to set a new course record, but weather conditions put the brakes on the 22-year-olds’ hope. “It’s a hard course,” she said. “You don’t realize that after the first mile, the rest is uphill. Halfway through it, I realized it was really hot and really muggy. It was not perfect conditions, but I felt pretty (poorly) in it too. My mind was telling me I can’t do this, but I was able to finish.” Jesseman, a graduate of the University of New Hampshire, fell short of the mark of 21:56 set by Michele Hallet in 1987. The Scarborough runner finished in 22:11, which was better than her winning time of a year ago at 23:06. Fellow Scarborough resident Kristin Barry, a former Bridgton race champ, was second in 22:42 while Sarah Rebick, 36, of Denmark was third in 24:16. For complete race results, check The News’ website (www.bridgton.com) or the race’s website (www.fouronthefourth.com). This Fourth marked the highest turnout in the race’s history as entries neared the 2,000 cap number. In all, 1,910 runners registered, while 1,850 finished on Depot Street. Race Director Jim Cossey noted that RECORD, Page C

BIG AND COLORFUL — This year’s 4 on the Fourth Road Race in Bridgton saw 1,850 finishers (top photo by Paul Field Jr. taken high above the course on the Bridgton Fire Department ladder truck); Lily Epstein, 15, of Camp Tapawingo gives thumbs up as she nears the race’s end; (left) Monika McClellan, 29, of Stow and Henry Toohey of Camp Owatonna showed off their patriotism. (Rivet Photos)


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SCENES NEAR & FAR — Above right, Kathy Flaherty, 41, of Bridgewater, Mass. raises her arms in triumph; bottom right, Don Foss, 41, of Raymond closes in on the finish line; above left, Tom McNulty, 54, of Raymond (back row, second from left) along with fellow U.S. Army members ran a fourmile out-and-back course in Afghanistan. McNulty wore a Bridgton race shirt, which was sent to him June 20. Phone: Fax: Outside ME: 100 Main Street Bridgton, ME 04009

MAIN STREET SCENES — (Left) Richard Klauber of Thomaston, Conn., who has won the Casco Days Race, finished second in 20:36; (above) Hannah Perkins, 16, of Sebago and Mark Christianson, 45, of Falmouth each wave to supporters who lined the roadway; (bottom left) Kristin Barry of Scarborough was 31 seconds off the winning pace set by repeat champion Erica Jesseman, finishing in 22:42; (below right) Will Smith, 18, had his patriotic look on, as did many campers who took part in the four miler. (Rivet Photos)

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Tops in their class Top age division finishers at the 35th annual Bridgton 4 On The Fourth Road Race were (the overall Top 5 men and women are excluded from their age divisions): FEMALE AGE GROUP: 10 and Under 32:52 Elizabeth O’Horo, 10, Harrison 34:27 Michaela Hafford, 8, Harrison 39:19 Kendall Keller, 10, Harrison 40:23 Sarah Conforti, 10, Sebago 40:40 Karoline Hartner, 7, Naples 41:50 Emily Bridge, 9, Standish 42:07 Gabrielle Eng, 10, Sykesville, MD 43:12 Samantha Martel, 10, North Reading, MA 43:18 Rachel Shurland, 10, Reading, MA 43:28 Payton Ahola, 9, Sweden MALE AGE GROUP: 10 and Under 27:34 Hunter McKown, 8, Harrison 29:20 Kippy Keller, 10, Harrison 32:48 Carson Cuthbert, 8, Bridgton 35:07 Ethan Desmarais, 10, Chester, NH 35:30 Landon Rampey, 7, North Conway, NH 36:24 Clark Landry, 9, Greenwood Village, CO 37:56 Blake Kilpatrick, 10, Waterford 38:05 Mark O’Horo, 7, Harrison 38:05 Braeden McPhee, 7, Harrison 38:24 Bo Brooks, 9, Santa Monica, CA FEMALE AGE GROUP: 11 to 13 31:55 Elizabeth Grzyb, 13, Lovell 32:35 Samantha Friborg, 11, Harrison 33:35 Risa Lewis, 12, Harrison 33:49 Molly O’Brien, 12, Wakefield, RI 34:35 Kiersten Hoglund, 12, Londonderry, NH 35:32 Stephanie O’Horo, 13, Harrison 35:57 Mia Partridge, 13, Southborough, MA 36:12 Ally Freifeld, 11, Denmark 37:41 Arden Kelley, 13, Sweden 37:44 Jenny Moss, 13, Sweden MALE AGE GROUP: 11 to 13 26:50 Henry Howell, 11, Harrison 27:56 Henry Osborn, 11, Harrison 28:49 Colton Hoffman, 11, Harrison 29:02 Gordon Strelow, 13, Harrison 30:26 Kesin Dehajia, 12, Waterford 30:40 Cameron Sellers, 13, Harrison 31:00 Joseph Lyons, 12, Bridgton 31:03 Eric Sweda, 13, Bridgton 31:26 Simon Butterfield, 12, Kennebunk 31:31 Michael Danello, 13, Sebago FEMALE AGE GROUP: 14 to 18 TOPS IN THEIR CLASS, Page C

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NICE FINISH YOUNG CAMPER! — Bowan Schneider, age 8, of Camp Owatonna in Harrison receives congratulations from a camp counselor as he heads toward the home stretch

of the 4 on the Fourth in Bridgton. Right behind Bowan is fellow Owatonna camper Liam Peschke, age 10. (Rivet Photos)

Record stands the test of time (Continued from Page C) there were some no-shows. 2011 was packed with some interesting side stories including: Another man’s run. Tom McNulty, 54, of Raymond was unable to run the local race, so he decided to run a four-miler thousands of miles away from home. McNulty is on active duty with the U.S. Army in Afghanistan. The chief warrant officer mapped out a four mile “out and back” course, which he ran with some fellow servicemen. To add the local flavor, Cossey sent a 2011 4 on the Fourth race t-shirt to McNulty back on June 20. McNulty ran his race on July 2 because of assigned duties on the Fourth. “I ran the race this morning at 0445 with some members of my unit. I ran the four miles in

RECORD HOLDER GETS THE FIELD STARTED — Colin Peddie, a Farmingdale native who now operates six Marathon Sports stores in Massachusetts, returned to Bridgton Monday as the race’s honorary starter. Peddie set the course record in 1987 at 18:46. 35:30, unofficially of course,” McNulty said in an e-mail to Cossey. “It was 80 degrees with a headwind of about 15 knots, not too bad since it was 100 degrees with sustained winds of 35 knots four hours later. Oh, what fun.” Special guests. Five mem-

bers of a Coast Guard cutter, based in Norfolk, Va., took part in the race, after arriving in Portland the day before. Online, way to register. 1,847 runners had registered when the pre-registration race database closed out at noon on July 3. Of these, 1,281 were online registrations, 117 were paper registrations (mailed in or dropped off), and 449 were campers.

During Race Day registration, 181 bibs were sold – including several knownin-advance no-shows. Total registrations were 2028, and there were 68 no-show bibs left unused.  With only 1,998 bibs available to be sold/used, 30 no-show bibs were sold to runners. Available bibs ran out at approximately 7:40 a.m. 1849 racers finished the race.  RECORD, Page C

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Tops in their class (Continued from Page C) 28:39 Katie Bumatay, 14, Harrison 30:08 Laura Pulito, 16, Brownfield 30:21 Katie Schepps, 18, Harrison 30:26 Hannah Perkins, 16, Sebago 30:50 Tayla Robbins, 17, Raymond 30:59 Jenna Hill, 17, Jackson, NH 31:08 Story Hinckey, 18, Harrison 31:51 Maddie Woods, 17, Denmark 32:23 Shelley Sullivan, 17, Wilmington, MA 32:28 Daisy Davis, 16, Harrison MALE AGE GROUP: 14 to 18 22:00 Silas Eastman, 16, Chatham, NH 22:51 Ben Nickerson, 18, Sebago 22:58 Tayor Days-Merrill, 17, Fairhaven, MA 23:32 Christopher Dunn, 16, Kennebunk 24:32 Michael Serunian, 18, Falmouth 25:07 Chris Solter, 18, Brownfield 25:14 Thomas Salamone, 17, South Portland 25:27 Sean Rossi, 18, Northborough, MA 25:32 Benjamin Lutz, 16, Pepperell, MA 25:34 Mark MacDougall, 16, Naples FEMALE AGE GROUP: 19 to 24 28:25 Kimberly Rivet, 22, Bridgton 29:03 Kendall Deck, 21, Bridgewater, NJ 29:25 Rossli Chace, 23, Hampton Falls, NH 29:37 Tiffany Binette, 22, Biddeford 30:06 Kerry Strader, 19, Fryeburg 30:09 Laura Siever, 24, Boston, MA 31:21 Janet Kanzawa, 19, Harrison 31:30 Erin Mahoney, 21, Needham, MA 31:33 Caroline Gellman, 19, Harrison 31:53 Kela Driggs, 22, Harrison MALE AGE GROUP: 19 to 24 21:58 Pickles Lajoie, 19, Gorham 22:08 Timothy Even, 22, Stoneham 22:54 John Beckshaw, 20, Medford, MA 23:40 Johnathan Sears, 21, Chester, NH 24:36 Chris Greenlee, 19, Westminster, MA 24:42 Tom Lovette, 24, Bell Air, MD 25:13 Cameron Wells, 20, Harrison 25:17 David Lowenstein, 20, Sebago 26:21 Evan McManamy, 19, Newburyport, MA 26:23 Joey Weber, 20, Gardner, MA FEMALE AGE GROUP: 25 to 29 29:17 Sarah Harris, 29, Portland 30:01 Anne Snodgrass, 28, Hanover, NH 30:03 Catherine Gelinas, 27, Cheshire, CT 30:28 Erin Saulnier, 28, Revere, MA 31:47 Jen Nelson, 25, Boston, MA 31:49 Heather Nelson, 29, Boston, MA

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23:24 David Woodruff, 30, Needham, MA 25:16 Andrew Lupien, 31, South Portland 25:38 Nicholas Ernst, 31, West Baldwin 26:06 Chris Shedd, 32, Nutley, NJ 26:37 Kurt Yockel, 30, Chesapeake, VA 26:41 Shawn Harris, 33, Fairhaven, MA 27:32 Nathan Westleigh, 30, Lewiston 27:41 JD Kichtman, 31, Sweden 27:58 Chris Terry, 33, Concord, MA 27:58 Tyler Ray, 33, Providence, RI FEMALE AGE GROUP: 35 to 39 27:37 Jacqueline Dutton, 35, Jefferson, MA 28:46 Laura Bergeron, 39, Yarmouth 29:42 Kristina Collins, 37, South Paris 29:44 Sara Reeder, 38, Intervale, NH 31:37 Sarah Wilson, 37, Newton, MA 31:48 Stephanie Scarbrough, 38, Arvada, CO 32:07 Kara Sotirakopoulos, 35, Haverhill, MA 32:32 Hallie Gilman, 39, Portland 32:48 Tobie Feigenbaum, 36, Harrison 32:52 Germaine Earle-Cruicksha, 35, Boston, MA MALE AGE GROUP: 35 to 39 23:11 Eric Darling, 38, Shelburne, VT 25:04 Thomas Noonan, 39, Standish 27:12 Jeff Domina, 39, Andover, MA 28:06 Joseph Wagnis, 38, Steep Falls 28:39 Marc Ferland, 36, Weston, CT 28:47 Ryan Albert, 35, Stow 29:03 Edward Souza, 37, Pelham, NH 29:11 Carter Marshall, 35, Boulder, CO 29:16 Anton Kelsey, 35, Wiwooski, VT 29:19 Ned Flint, 37, Portland CHRISTOPHER PARKER of Lynnfield, Mass. finishes strong FEMALE AGE GROUP: 40 to 44 during the Bridgton 4 on the Fourth Road Race. 25:52 Mary Pardi, 41, Falmouth 31:52 Danica Johnston, 26, Ayer, MA 27:03 Stephanie Atkinson, 40, Hollis Center 32:03 Erin Smith, 27, Brighton, MA 27:58 Sarah Pribram, 43, Shelburne, VT 32:07 Emily Mytkowicz, 26, Harrison 29:28 Michele MacLean, 43, Gardiner 32:11 Whitney Field, 26, Quincy, MA 30:54 Hillary Cahn, 41, Harrison MALE AGE GROUP: 25 to 29 31:08 Tammy Hoidal, 40, Falmouth 23:45 Noah Bernstein, 25, New York, NY 31:45 Leigh Fisher, 40, Scarborough 24:05 Matthew Hurley, 27, Belfast 31:45 Suzanne McCormick, 44, Buxton 25:53 Daniel Bannon, 26, Bangor 32:05 Regina MacLure, 44, Westford, MA 26:16 James Oberg, 25, Bridgton 32:08 Jenn Butts, 43, Simpsonville, SC 26:37 Christopher McLeod, 26, Oak Grove, KY MALE AGE GROUP: 40 to 44 26:45 Michael Brooks, 27, Boston, MA 23:22 Kyle Rhoads, 41, Windham 27:15 Dave Manz, 27, Windham 25:41 Jim Morse, 44, Bridgton 27:30 Bobby Abendroth, 28, Boston, MA 26:16 Steve Bridge, 42, Standish 28:09 Gavin Glider, 25, Harrison 26:29 Arthur Bibeau, 43, Portland 28:36 Brenton Crossman, 29, Naples 26:55 Michael Mageles, 44, Denmark FEMALE AGE GROUP: 30 to 34 27:09 Doug Marshall, 40, Medfield, MA 28:32 Sandra Iacozili, 33, Intervale, NH 27:12 John McGarry, 44, Windham, NH 30:07 Patricia McGlinchey, 32, Norwood, MA 27:26 Matthew Foss, 41, Portland 31:14 Joanna Brown, 34, West Paris 27:56 Don Foss, 41, Raymond 31:28 Kristin Abendroth, 34, Manlius, NY 27:58 William Smith, 42, Parrish, FL 31:45 Katie Abendroth-Dunn, 31, Natick, MA FEMALE AGE GROUP: 45 to 49 33:15 Jennifer Dambrosio, 30, Ayer, MA 28:27 Amy Tchao, 46, Falmouth 33:25 Kathryn Goble, 31, State College, PA 28:27 Stacy Landry, 45, Greenwood Village, CO 33:53 Toria Cornett, 31, Essex Junction, VT 28:30 Natalie Partridge, 49, W. Springfield, MA 34:31 Crystal Drew, 32, Center Lovell 28:47 Virginia Gill, 48, Jackson, NH 35:02 Jennifer Smagula, 33, Westford, MA 30:00 Kim Gluck, 47, Newton, MA MALE AGE GROUP: 30 to 34 30:55 Lee Young, 47, Exeter, NH 32:53 Wenda Saunders, 47, Naples 33:08 Carol-Ann Days-Merrill, 47, Fairhaven, MA WYONEGONIC POINT 33:47 Pam Capasso, 46, Williamstown, NJ MOOSE POND WATERFRONT 34:34 Marie Cutting, 49, Sebago MALE AGE GROUP: 45 to 49 FOR SALE • MLS #1007899 22:13 Pete Bottomley, 49, Cape Elizabeth www.wyonegonicpoint.com 25:15 Jerry Carr, 47, York 25:21 Roger Clement, 47, Falmouth NAPLES COUNTRY FARMHOUSE 25:25 Bruce Lutz, 49, Pepperell, MA 26:05 Tim O’Donohue, 48, Atkinson, NH 26:41 Wells Sampson, 46, Carlisle, MA 27:07 Joel Antolini, 49, Braintree MA 28:26 Andrew MacLean, 49, Gardiner 28:29 Sander Schultz, 45, Silver Spring, MD 29:03 Benjamin Wilcox, 47, North Conway, NH AGE DIVISION, Page C

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ACROSS 1. Involuntary contraction 6. Mad Hatter’s beverage of choice 9. Additional 13. “Fear of Flying” author Jong 14. Argo propeller 15. Whale’s lunch 16. Language like Chinese, e.g. 17. Plays for pay 18. Mountain nymph of Greek mythology 19. *Asian disaster, 2004 21. Screw up 23. *”___ and a Half Men” 24. Tropical tuberous root 25. Bar association 28. 1/36th of a yard 30. Give expression to 35. Bottle to a baby? 37. Student’s dwelling 39. NE’s largest city 40. Very dark black 41. Double-reed woodwinds 43. Miners’ passage 44. Blood vessel 46. *Author of “Decision Points” 47. *Chilean disaster locale 48. *Did Casey Anthony have one? 50. Needlefish 52. Jack and Jill did it 53. St. Louis attraction 55. Flightless bird 57. Farthest from point of origin 60. *Has 140 character limit 64. Panna _____, dessert 65. Promissory note 67. Balance zodiac 68. Chicago’s planetarium 69. In good shape 70. Antelope with twisted horns 71. *World’s fastest man

72. *H1N1 73. Central Asia inhabitants, to ancient Greeks

DOWN 1. Cobblestone 2. Plural of #17 across 3. Hokkaido language 4. Less than the right amount 5. Mozambique neighbor 6. Large South African antelope 7. A corncob 8. Smell of baking bread, e.g. 9. Makes a mistake 10. “Place” in French 11. “Sounds like a plan,” acr. 12. Old age, archaic 15. *Self-declared independent state, Europe 20. World in Italian 22. Before, archaic 24. Drive-_______ 25. At right angle to length of ship 26. Hindi courtesy title 27. Terminate, as in mission 29. Baseball great infamous for surly temperament 31. Allah’s cleric 32. Rock bottom 33. *Economic behemoth 34. Consumed at dinner, e.g. 36. Not in favor 38. ____ Verde National Park 42. Mole relative 45. *Highest-grossing movie ever, 2009 49. *21st century of Common ___ 51. Upside down frowns 54. Vertical rock exposure 56. Being of service 57. Famously extinct 58. It will

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Record stands test of time (Continued from Page C) The race offered for the first early pick-up of bibs and tshirts for pre-registered runners on Sunday, July 3. 693 runners picked up their bibs on Sunday –– approximately half of the 1400 pre-registered (campers not included in this number) runners.  This substantially reduced the Race Day crowding race workers experienced in the past.  Early pick-up of bibs and t-shirts is clearly something

July 7, 2011, The Bridgton News, Page C

Cossey will offer again in 2012 and subsequent years. New records. New records include the most ever total registrations and finishers. Another first for the race was the use of “net time” (time from crossing the start mat to crossing the finish mat) as the basis for finish placement.  In the past, only gun time was used for finish placement.  With the use of  “net time,” start pack delay time is eliminated.  Gun time is

(Continued from Page C) FEMALE AGE GROUP: 50 to 54 26:31 Jeanne Hackett, 52, Scarborough 32:43 Martha McManamy, 54, Newburyport, MA 33:57 Nancy Stockford, 51, Jamaica Plain, MA 35:24 Deb Conforte, 52, Bridgton 35:53 Elizabeth Weintraub, 51, Tucson, AZ 36:01 Margie Strader, 54, Fryeburg 36:54 Donna Butler, 52, Summerville, SC 37:00 Susan Crowley, 53, Hingham, MA 37:02 Donna Lebkuecher, 50, Harrison 37:07 Judy Peters, 53, Bridgton MALE AGE GROUP: 50 to 54 23:07 Matthew Curran, 54, Gloucester, MA 23:44 Tom Hathaway, 51, Scarborough 25:51 Arno Bommer, 51, Houston, TX 26:04 Edward Dumas, 50, Brookline, MA 26:14 Larry Wold, 52, Freeport 27:00 Glen Roy, 50, Naples 27:03 Chuck Rossi, 50, Northborough, MA 27:07 Robert Conway, 50, Waterford 27:16 Michael Mendonca, 54, Stow 27:44 Paul Toohey, 53, Scarborough FEMALE AGE GROUP: 55 to 59 32:54 Anne Haglof, 57, Harwich, MA 33:32 Lisa Chace, 57, Hampton Falls, NH 37:13 Margaritt McNulty, 59, Standish 37:15 Christina Brock, 56, Hampton, NH 37:41 Jean Lowry, 55, Glen, NH 38:10 Nancy Kluck, 58, Bridgton 39:01 Abby Kohnstamm, 57, Larchmont, NY 39:07 Susan Freeman, 55, Boston, MA 39:08 Sue Friborg, 57, Kennebunk 39:17 Lesley Morrissey, 55, Ossining, NY MALE AGE GROUP: 55 to 59 22:17 John Barbour, 57, Gloucester, MA 26:31 Leo Dunn, 57, Dover, MA 30:01 Chip Tuomi, 58, Harrison 30:37 Keith Meiler, 57, Saco 30:44 Kim Sheffield, 56, Groton, MA 30:50 John Canora, 59, New Britain, CT 31:17 Tom Getchell, 57, Scarborough 31:18 Mark Dodge, 55, San Diego, CA 32:04 Dana Warren, 55, Boston, MA 32:21 Peter Harbage, 55, Norway FEMALE AGE GROUP: 60 to 64 29:55 Paula Allan, 62, Amherst, MA 35:07 Candi Schermerhorn, 64, Diamond Pt., NY 37:09 Linda Davis, 61, South Casco 37:10 Peggy Hooper, 61, Naples 37:27 Catherine Kyle, 62, Chatham, NH 40:48 Melanie Wilson, 60, Kittery 42:29 Holly Bernstein, 60, Falmouth 43:54 Karla Ficker, 60, Fryeburg AGE DIVISION, Page C

used for placement of the top five male and female finishers. Last year, there were 1,757 finishers, a record. Participants came from 33 different states and the District of Columbia and eight foreign countries. Record stands test of time. It was 24 years ago when Colin Peddie arrived late for the 4 on the Fourth, but still managed to set the course record, 18 minRECORD, Page C

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Record (Continued from Page C) utes, 46 seconds. Although several elite runners have made strong bids to rewrite the race’s record book, Peddie’s name still holds the top spot. Peddie, who still competitively runs, was the honorary starter for the 2011 Bridgton four miler. The University of Virginia grad now lives in Weston, Mass. and owns/ operates six Marathon Sports stores. “I really love what I do,” Peddie said as he walked from the starting line onto Main Street toward the finish line.

According to his company’s website, “Marathon Sports is a collection of individuals bound by a common thread: the love for all things that promote a positive, healthy lifestyle. We stand by the motto ‘keeping your life in motion.’ We believe that the act of movement — walking, jogging, running; any activity in which the human body is the vehicle — is a fundamental element of personal well-being. And we believe you should be able to do these things in comfort. This is why, for over three decades, we have been committed to making sure the simple act of putting one foot in front of the other is as easy as it sounds.” Marathon Sports was founded in 1975, and went under the

Regional sports sole ownership of Colin Peddie since 1992. Today, the company employs 75. Peddie looked forward to making his return to Bridgton, and he remains a little surprise that his record has stood the test of time, at least for now. Peddie nearly missed the race back in 1987. Coming up from Boston, he thought the race was at 8:30 a.m. “I came up and saw the line, and said, ‘Oh my gosh, what is going on here?’ I remember throwing my wallet to someone and they threw me a number. I got to the front of the line where I met Andy Palmer and Gerry Clapper — the creme of the crop was there. I didn’t warm up at all. I usually have an hour

long routine of stretching and running. They (other runners) knew it and took it out hard,” Peddie said. “I had so much built up anxiety in my body that I said, ‘the heck with it,’ and I just went for it. I had a pretty good day, I guess.” It was the first time Peddie had seen the course, and he still remembers feeling pretty good after the first mile, and then Peddie made a big push during the Mile 2 hill. “I was one of those guys who embraced hills, growing up in Hallowell. It was my forte,” he said. “I had a fairly decent time up that stretch. I took a quick glimpse behind me and saw that I had a good gap. I cruised the next mile, and then

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(Continued from Page C) 44:41 Nancy Wilson, 61, Stroudsburg, PA 44:42 Donna Small, 60, Bridgton MALE AGE GROUP: 60 to 64 26:43 Bill Reilly, 63, Brownfield 30:08 John Blanchard, 64, Nokomis, FL 30:18 Glenn Johnson, 61, Exeter, NH 31:21 Gary Siebert, 63, Lewiston 33:12 Neal Graffam, 62, Sebago 33:55 Lawrence Pierce, 61, Scarborough 34:02 Bill Crowley, 60, Intervale, NH 34:32 Glenn Allan, 63, Amherst, MA 34:56 Paul Tracy, 63, Raymond 35:47 Barry Knopp, 61, Oxford FEMALE AGE GROUP: 65 to 69 34:21 Sally Swenson, 68, North Conway, NH 36:33 Faye Gagnon, 66, Newmarket, NH 38:00 Judith Moland, 65, Litchfield, NH 44:41 Carol Glasser, 67, Mahopac Falls, NY 45:20 Elaine Geeslin, 66, Naples, FL 45:59 Linda Eldridge, 66, Conway, NH 47:39 Sally Williams, 67, Hiram 48:07 Peggy Ryan, 66, Falmouth 49:06 Elaine Camelio, 66, Attleboro, MA 49:15 Madeline Wikler, 67, Silver Spring, MD MALE AGE GROUP: 65 to 69 30:49 Andrew Coyle, 65, Leonia, NJ 33:02 Ronald Kmiec, 68, Carlisle, MA 33:51 John Perham, 68, Newton Upper Falls, MA 34:39 James Werthmuller, 68, Diamond Pt., NY 35:39 Wayne Hadlock, 67, South Hamilton, MA 37:07 Stephen Beale, 69, Durham 38:10 Will Rhys, 66, Bridgton 40:29 Larry Morrison, 69, Bridgton 42:38 Jeffrey White, 66, Brownfield 44:59 Wayne Lopez, 69, Scarborough FEMALE AGE GROUP: 70 to 74 55:34 Joanne Diller, 71, North Bridgton 1:02:46 Patricia Quinn, 70, Bridgton 1:07:58 Sue Dover, 71, Bridgton 1:11:11 Eleanor Nicholson, 71, Bridgton MALE AGE GROUP: 70 to 74 31:33 Andrew Lewis, 71, Lexington, MA 34:00 Dick Lajoie, 71, Saco 39:41 Fred Hammerle, 74, Bridgton 42:39 Irwin Price, 70, Casco 43:21 David Woods, 74, Longmeadow, MA 43:56 John Pribram, 70, Charlottesville, VA 50:37 Dave Conley, 71, Casco 51:54 George Brown, 73, Harrison 52:32 Bob Payne, 73, Raymond 52:43 Jim Dover, 73, Bridgton FEMALE AGE GROUP: 75 to 79 40:09 Barbara Robinson, 77, Franconia, NH 1:02:57 Joan Wood, 77, Medfield, MA 1:07:21 Hope Lewis, 76, Bridgton MALE AGE GROUP: 75 to 79 34:32 John Howe, 76, Waterford 56:08 Robert Johnson, 75. South Freeport 1:09:45 David Ham, 75, North Reading, MA FEMALE AGE GROUP: 80 and Over 1:13:51 Dorothy Dexter, 81, Winchester, MA MALE AGE GROUP: 80 and Over 57:01 John Crowe, 84, Sweden

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hammered the last one.” Peddie remains surprised that the record still stands. It was challenged last year by outstanding Maine runner Ben True. “It was a decent time. If I had been ready, I might have run it faster. I did some 10Ks that my times were much faster,” he said. “It was about the moment; I was happy with it. It’s pretty exciting that I still hold the record.” Peddie’s sister lives just a mile from the starting line, and the Fourth race has been a family affair. “The more you remove yourself from it, you realize the memories you have,” he said. “It’s hard to believe it’s been

24 years. It felt nice to be here today.” Other race notes. All available current year t-shirts were sold, and all but 14 of past-year t-shirts were sold. The only ‘in-stock’ t-shirts left are 11 2009 cotton t-shirts of which 10 are youth medium and one is small, and three medium shirts from 2007.  The market in several dozen spare vintage t-shirts from as far back as the 1980s was brisk. Opening with a different beat. During the pre-start ceremonies, a trio of local singers — Anne Polak and her daughters, Julie and Sarah Handspicker –– sang the seldom-heard fourth verse of the “National Anthem.”

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Area sports

July 7, 2011, The Bridgton News, Page C

On the race calendar

BASEBALL’S BEST — Members of the Sebago champion Sebago-Long lake major league baseball team include: (front, left to right) Molly Christensen and Brooke Harriman; (middle row) Raymond Maher, Kameron Willey, Gunnar

Harriman, Alex Langadas, Luke Porter, Ayden Grass, Noah Turgeon and Matt Stenger; (back row) Coaches Linda Christensen, Ron Willey, Kurt Christensen, Chris Harriman and Moe Harriman.

Championship that almost wasn’t

SEBAGO — The Sebago Slammers won the SebagoLong Lake Cal Ripken major league championship — not bad for a team that almost wasn’t! In April, Coach Ron Willey didn’t have enough players to field a team so he asked Brooke Harriman, a 9-year-old softball player, to play for him.

Fortunately, she agreed and along with Molly Christensen, the girls helped the boys win the championship. Sebago compiled a regular season record of 11-3-1. Entering the post season as the second seed, they went on to win four games in the playoffs, outscoring the opponents 36-5, to take home the trophy.

Gunnar Harriman, the league Sportsmanship Award winner, led the team both offensively and defensively. Alex Langadas and Luke Porter were good leaders and provided plenty of power at the plate. Matt “the Hammer” Stenger was a brick wall at first base. Younger players, Kameron Willey, Noah

Turgeon, Raymond Maher and Ayden Grass all contributed to make this a championship team. Rounding out the team were Molly the “RBI” queen and Brooke, who held her own playing with older kids. “To all the players, especially those moving up to other teams, remember never quit and never be influenced to quit,” coaches said. Congratulations to Coach Ron Willey, a terrific coach and motivator, and to a very dedicated assistant coach, Chris Harriman. Also a big “thank you” to the parents and friends who supported the team.

Moxie Festival, July 9 The Lisbon Recreation Department and the Moxie Festival Committee are pleased to announce that the application for the 2011 Moxie Day 5K Road Race (3.1 miles) on Saturday, July 9 is now available. Last year’s Moxie 5K Race attracted over 480 runners from throughout New England. The 16th Annual Moxie Day 5K Road Race begins at 7:30 a.m., rain or shine. It is an early and quick scenic run through the outskirts of Lisbon Falls. The route includes two steep upgrades, one at the start and the second at the two-mile mark. The Moxie 5K Race begins and ends near Lisbon High School. The $15 pre-registration and $20 day of race fee includes a free Moxie 5K Race T-shirt.  There is also a Kids Pre-Race Fun Run starting at 7 a.m., where kids of all ages race and everyone receives a prize. To get a Moxie 5K Race application and map, visit the Moxie Festival website: www.moxiefestival.com or call the Lisbon Recreation Department at 353-2289. Sebago Days Fun Walk/Run, July 16 The annual Sebago Days Family Fun Walk/Run starts with a toddler 50-yard dash at 7:55 a.m. on Route 11. The two-mile out-and-back walk/run on Route 11 starts at 8 a.m. To preregister, request an entry form from Race Directors Marie and Jeff Cutting at cutfam5@roadrunner.com or call 787-3819. T-shirts are awarded to the first 75 pre-registered participants. Registration on race day will take place from 7 to 7:45 a.m. at the start line (located at the intersection of Routes 11 and 114, across from Sebago Elementary School). Cost is: $8 for single entry or $30 for a family entry (four or more immediate family members). There is no fee for the toddler dash. Medals are awarded to the top male and female category (overall, 10 and under, 11-13, 14-17, 18-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60 and over) winners. Lovell Old Home Days 5K, July 16 The 7th Annual Lovell Old Home Days 5K Race will be held on Saturday, July 16 at 9:45 a.m. Entry fee is $18 after July 6 to race day. Proceeds benefit the Lovell Rec Department and Old Home Days Parade. Register online at www.runreg.com or send check to Lovell Road Race, P.O. Box 272, Lovell, ME 04051. First 100 registered runners receive a commemorative t-shirt. Awards to the top three male and female finishers in these age groups: 15 and under, 16-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-plus. Pre-race day registration and packet pick-up on Friday, July 15 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Lovell Rec Field (located on Smart’s Hill Road off Route 93, near the VFW Hall). Race day registration and pickup from 8 to 9 a.m. at the Lovell Rec Field. For more information, contact Race Director Stan Tupaj at 925-1500 or 925-2057 or e-mail stan@fairpoint.net or check the race website at Lovell5k.com  Casco Days Country Run, July 30 The 33rd Annual Casco Days Country Run will be held on Saturday, July 30, at 9:30 a.m. The race is sponsored by the Casco Fire Association. Preregistration 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 pre-registered. The first 250 pre-registrants will receive a Casco Days Road Race t-shirt. Please note RACES, Page C

STRONG FINISH FOR NIGHTHAWKS — The Naples Nighthawks major baseball team had a strong second half of their Cal Ripken League season after starting out 3-7. The Nighthawks upset several teams in the playoffs on the way to the championship game. The Nighthawks placed second out of the eight-team division. Pictured with their second place trophy are: (front, left to right) Maxx Martin, Joseph Dymtruk, Kyle Williams and Derek Mondville; (back row) Coach Steve Martin, Coach Mark Wescott, Chris Shanks, Andrew Lawler, Justin Leland, Andrew Terry, Trey Turcotte, Chase Wescott, Cutter Meeker, Coach Lori Mondville and Coach Skip Meeker. Absent was Coach Matt Martin.

Upcoming youth camps

Soccer Camp, hosted by the Lake Region H.S. varsity boys’ soccer team, will be held July 11-15 at the athletic field behind Lake Region Middle School. The camp is open to boys and girls in Grades K-8. Times are: 5 to 6:30 p.m. for kindergarten through grade 2, fee is $50; 5 to 8 p.m. for grades 3 through 8, fee is $75. Scholarships are available. Everyone will receive a ball and an aluminum water bottle. For more information, contact LRHS varsity boys’ soccer coach Don White by e-mail at kdavis24@maine.rr.com or call 321-1882. Track & Field Camp will be held from 9 to 11 a.m., July 5-8 and July 11-15 at LRHS. Contact Coach Mark Snow at msnow@sad61.k12.me.us Boys’ Lacrosse. Lake Region

Skating

Public skating will be offered at the Bridgton Ice Arena in North Bridgton Sunday, July 10 and Tuesday, July 12 from 11:50 a.m. to 1:50 p.m. Prices: $4 for adults, $3 for students in Grades 1-12, $2 for children ages 5 and younger, $2 for seniors ages 62 and older, and $4 for rentals. Bridgton residents skate at no charge (possess proof of residency).

boys’ lacrosse camp for Grades 312 will be held on Monday, July 18 through Friday, July 22 from 5 to 8 p.m. The camp cost $50; partial scholarships are available. The camp is hosted by the LRHS boys’ lacrosse team and directed by LR Varsity Coach Don

White and Bridgton Academy Head Coach Garret Bamann. For more information or to register, contact Don White at 321-1882 or kdavis24@maine. rr.com TF14


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School page

LRHS honor roll

Lake Region High School Principal Ted Finn has announced the fourth quarter honor roll: Grade 12 High Honors: Stella Fillmore-Patrick and Eve Rottersman. Honors: Stephen Achorn, Leah Bennett, Elysha Bosworth, Morgan Brown, Kelci Burgess, Jennifer Cobb, Hannah Cutting, Crystal Farrington, Tiffany Greenleaf, Jessica Johnson, Leona Kluge-Edwards, Carmela Policastro, Michael Shea, Allison Stewlow and Christina Thiessen. Merit Recognition: Colton Abrams, Andrew Carlson, Stephanie Chaplin, Wasint Fahkrajang, Timothy Giles, Jordan Hohman, Cameron Horton, Yutaro Katayama, Dorothy Leckie, Sarah Lister, Rachel Loring, Anthony Marcella, Bruce McKeil, Damien Peterson, Kyle Peterson, Tim Richardson, Matthew Schreiber, Adam Shane, Veronika Smirnova, Sydney Spaulding, Clark Sulloway, Julia Thibodeau, Jack Tragert and Ronald Willey. Grade 11 High Honors: Ryan Skillern. Honors: Emily Bartlett, Wesley Cowperthwaite, Abigail Craffey, Jonathan Fox, Jessie Gray, Vanessa Johnston, Christina Kuvaja, Kathryn Merrill, Lindsay Nason, Mikayla Pelletier, Bryanna Plummer, Alice Sanborn, Wesley Sulloway, Rowan Wallace and Stephanie Winslow. Merit Recognition: Austin Bragdon, Allison Clark, Samantha Dole, Heidi Jewett, Timothy Leach, Gregory Locke, Rachel Wandishin, Victoria Waugh and Kelsey Wilcox. Grade 10 High Honors: Dylan Balestra, Julia Carlson, Savannah DeVoe, Sydney Hancock, Kasey Huntress, Derrek Schrader, Michael Triglione, Emma Walker and Kelsey Winslow. Honors: Lucas Brown, Brian Butler, Miranda Cady, Rashawnda Currier, Jared Curtis, Derek Douglass, Samantha Duncan, Dana Fitzgerald, Kassandra Girard, Kayla Grant, Sarah Hemingway, Patrick Irish, Mason Kluge-Edwards, Tyler LaPlante, Jeremy Leavitt, Wesley Leckie, Erin Levasseur, Maude Meeker, Jack Mills, Kristina Morton, Daniel Reinhard, Kayla Reinhard and Alex Theriault. Merit Recognition: Jessica Allen, Michael Brooks, Kathryn Cutting, Gage Hawkes, Brittany Hayes, Emily Hemingway, Sarah Kelley, Kylie Marshall, James McCann, Rebecca Mowatt and Breanna Wilkinson. Grade 9 High Honors: Kathryn Caulfield and Miranda Chadbourne. Honors: Amy Marie Angelone, Erik Christenson, Taylor Cronin, Lucy Fowler, Briana Gallinari, Brendon Harmon, Casey Heath, Alyssa Kepler, Frances Kimball, Danielle LaPointe, Meredith Lastra, Abigail Lucy, Zoey Perham, Joelson Rodrigues, Elizabeth Schreiber, Meghan Skarbinski, Sage Tocci, Elisabeth Waugh, Delainey Wescott and Courtney Yates. Merit Recognition: Brandon Baillargeon, Rhaine Bourgeois, Ashley Chamberlain, Chance Gallant, Paige Kenison, Joshua Knox, Ryan Kruger, Jacqueline Laurent, Nicole Marucci, Samantha Marucci, Benjamin Roy, Dakota Russo, Drew Shane, Sam Smith, Wyatt Smith, Jordan Turner and Giselle Wallace.

Hebron MS honors

HEBRON — Hebron Academy Middle School Director Paul Brouwer announces the spring trimester honor roll. Area students to earn honors were: Highest Honors (A- average or higher): Olivia Berger of Waterford. High Honors (B+ average or higher): Elliott Ross of Waterford. Honors (B average or higher): Brigid Mulvihill of Raymond. The Middle School at Hebron Academy is celebrating 20 years as an independent day school for boys and girls in grades 6-8, inspiring and guiding each student to reach his or her highest potential in mind, body, and spirit since 1991. For more information, please visit www.hebronacademy.org or call 966-5225.

TOP POSTER DESIGNERS — The annual SAD 61 Bus Safety Poster Contest helps promote school bus safety awareness among students, parents, school officials and the community. The poster rules were very specific — the drawings had to be on an 11x17 poster, the theme had to be on the picture, which was “I see the driver, the driver sees me” and the artwork needed to demonstrate only proper school bus behavior. The winning posters were entered into the state competition for judging in July by the Maine Association for Pupil Transportation at Sugarloaf. May 16 winners of the National Bus Safety Poster contest

Community scholarships presented BROWNFIELD — This year’s Brownfield Community Scholarship Awards were presented to seven Brownfield residents, totaling $2,100. Awards were made possible this year with donated funds and money raised by breakfasts sponsored by the Masons in Brownfield, and a Friendly’s fundraiser. The community support is much appreciated and makes this possible. Recipients were: Stacy McAllister, a pre-med senior at Syracuse University; Savannah Smith, a math senior at Mills College; freshmen Jonathan Jacovino, Sacred Heart University, computer science; Ashley Watkins, nursing at Elmira College; Samantha Kruger, Gordon College, biology; and Cody Guildford, Southern Maine Community College, criminal justice. Chris Solter was chosen to receive his award in memory of Wirt Eaton, whose interests

also included electrical, physics, and service to his country. Chris is attending Western New England University on the ROTC program to study electrical engineering. The committee needs to bring in money for next year so watch for upcoming fundraising efforts. If you would like to make a donation or assist with a fundraising event please let committee members know. They are planning a Silent Auction in October of 2012 and need time to gather helpers and items. Offer to volunteer and save items for the committee or call Mary Tyner at 935-2587. Any current resident of Brownfield who is at least a high school senior planning to attend, or anyone currently enrolled in, or taking courses at a college, university, or school of higher learning is eligible to apply by June 1 next year! It is not limited to just high school seniors.

Earn college honors; ‘Skills’ award

Sean Haight, son of Debbie and Tim Haight of Naples, has made the Dean’s List for the spring semester at Newbury College in Brookline, Mass. To qualify for Dean’s List, students must have a semester grade point average of 3.50 or better and must have successfully completed all courses for which they were registered. Sean is a prelaw major and is a 2010 graduate of Lake Region High School. Aubrey Wissmann of Lovell has been named to the Boston University, College

are: (front, left to right) Monica Grover, Grade 4, Songo Locks School; Kaitlyn Plummer, Grade 3, Stevens Brook; Shawna Silke, Grade 2, Stevens Brook; (back row) Meghan Harmon, Grade 5, Songo Locks; Corban Ridlon, Grade 5, Songo Locks; Sonya Waligora, Grade 4, Songo Locks; Ashley Herrick, Grade 4, Sebago Elementary; Libby Knudsen, Grade 4, Sebago Elementary; and Kathryn Proia, Grade 5, Sebago Elementary. Not pictured: Makaila Knight, Grade 3, Stevens Brook; Ethan Stump, Grade 4, Sebago Elementary; and Lainey Laband, Grade 3, Stevens Brook.

of Arts and Sciences Dean’s List for the spring of 2011. To be eligible for this honor, a student must earn a grade point average of 3.5 or above. Aubrey is a Linguistics major. Holly Miller of Bridgton graduated magna cum laude from Siena College (Loudonville, N.Y.) in May. Holly earned a degree in Sociology. Kayla Greenleaf of Denmark and Kristin Thorp of Harrison were named to the University of Maine at Machias Dean’s

List for the spring 2011 semester. Kelsey Freitas of Waterford, a student at Oxford Hills Technical School (Norway), was awarded a Skill Point Certificate in Screen Printing Technology at National SkillsUSA Championships for Skilled Workforce held in Kansas City, Mo. last month. The Skill Point Certificate was awarded in 86 occupational and leadership areas to students who achieved a high score defined by industry. The Skill Point Certificates were introduced in 2007.

The BCS fund is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit and donations can be dedicated “in honor of” or “in memory of” any individual or loved one. Committee members are: Mabel Hidden, Jodie Hesslein, Mary Tyner, Lanie Buskin and Cindy

Eaton. Address: BCS, PO Box 4, Brownfield, ME 04010. Information and applications are available on the Town of Brownfield website www. brownfield.maine.gov under Important Town Information ­– SAD #72 Superintendent.

Upcoming area races

(Continued from Page C) that you must register before July 25 in order to receive a T-shirt. Awards are given to the race winners and all category winners and runner-ups. Age groups: 13 and under, 14-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59 and 60-plus. Camp categories (only area campers are eligible): 13 and under, 14-16. Entry donation to the Casco Fire Association: $15 before July 25; $20 after July 25 through race day. Come run the four-mile foot race and then enjoy the fun and festivities of Casco Days! Check out the race website at www.cascodays.com for race results and information. Mail entry and donation to: Casco Fire Association, P.O. Box 183, Casco, ME 04015 or, drop off in person at the Casco Community Center. Tour de Lovell, Aug. 13 The Lovell Recreation Department and the Charlotte Hobbs Memorial Library are hosting their 6th Annual Tour de Lovell 20-mile bicycle race at the New Suncook Elementary School on Saturday, Aug. 13 beginning at 8 a.m. This fundraiser event for both organization’s children programs attracts over 50 cyclists from all over the country, competing in three separate categories; road bike, all-terrain, and touring bike. In addition, a four-mile Kid’s Tour commences immediately after the main tour gets underway. For more information, check the Lovell Rec website. Great Adventure Challenge, Aug. 20 The Great Adventure Challenge is a one of a kind triathlon event that combines kayaking (2.5 miles), mountain biking (14plus miles) and concludes with a two-mile dash/hike up and down Pleasant Mountain in Bridgton. The Challenge is presented by and benefits Good Neighbors Inc., which works with adults with Intellectual Disabilities in western Maine. Fee is $60 per person or $150 per team. For more information, go to www.maineadventureracing.com


Opinion & Comment

July 7, 2011, The Bridgton News, Page D

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Supporting local foods in Farm Bill

By Chellie Pingree United States Congresswoman When I moved to Maine as a teenager in 1971, big business — and big subsidies — was just beginning to define American agriculture. Instead of small, diverse farms that fed our communities for generations, our food system shifted to mass production, chemical engineering, huge companies, and empty calories. Where has it gotten us 40 years later? Obesity and health problems plague our children. Bacterial outbreaks in massproduced food have created national scares. More and more foreign oil is used to produce and transport our food. And the family farms that formed the backbone of our communities are becoming few and far between. In Maine, though, there are some very encouraging signs of positive change. Knowing where your food comes from has become the subject of conversations across the state. Families are deciding they’d rather get food from a local farm, because it’s healthier, better tasting, a good value, and comes from someone they know and trust. And, in some ways, Maine is quite different than the rest of the country when it comes to agriculture — our farmers are

getting younger, the number of farms is growing, and most families buy at least some of their foods directly from growers. New farmers’ markets and community gardens are springing up across Southern Maine. When I moved to Maine to run an organic farm on North Haven in the 1970s, organic and sustainable farming was anything but mainstream. No more. It’s time for our food policy to catch up with these trends and do whatever possible to encourage local and regional food systems that will be better for our children, environment, and communities. Congress will reauthorize the Farm Bill in the next two years, and I believe it’s time to start reforming that policy to reflect the importance of local, sustainable agriculture. Over the last few decades, the Farm Bill has mostly been written to benefit agri-businesses and giant production farms. But a “local foods” title would create a section of the legislation to establish programs and increase support for local and regional food systems. It would put consumers and small local farmers first. A local foods title would make it easier for farmers to get their food to consumers. There is a lot that a local foods title could do to break down the FOOD, Page D

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To The Editor: We would like to thank all the businesses and golfers, hole sponsors that made the golf tourney in memory of Laurie A. Carter Bergen a success A big thanks to Bridgton Subway, Four Season Camping Area, J.D. Firehouse, Naples Marina, Bridgton Highlands, Jon Carr, Willie Angelone, Jack Moore, Dave Carter, The Bridgton News, Trailside Restaurant, and all others that donated. Top finishers were: First Net to Lenny Fox, Dan Proctor, Barry Woodbury and Matt Dunckel. Second Net to Brad Scammon, Jon Richardson, Tracy Allen and Andrew Lowell. Third Net to Bill Macdonald, Mark Lopez, Dave Crowell and Dave Eaton. First Gross to Norm Huntress, Bruce Jones, Jake Huntress and Mickey Huntress. Second Gross to Jim Sullivan, Bart Parrish, Brian Kelly and Jim Coussoule. Third Gross to Ken Brown, Eli Brown, Ali Barber and Ryan Baillargeon. The family of Laurie A. Carter Bergen

Economy

To The Editor: I am glad our politicians and bureaucrats in Augusta have such an insightful grasp of the state’s economy. They have obviously ensured that all the state’s maintained roads will be brought up to perfect condition by the end of the construction season. That must be why they have allocated many thousands of dollars to build a bike and walking trail, wide enough for automobiles, from the Visitor’s Information Center on Route 302 in Fryeburg near the state line along the railroad tracks. I don’t know how far it will go. To spend money on something like this when our roads are in such a sad state of deterioration and continue to get worse on a yearly basis is beyond my comprehension. Do the elevators go to the top floor in

First date

(Continued from Page D) under their breath. The man and his date had good seats in the balcony but he didn’t do the arm-stretch-shoulder-drape trick because it just seemed wrong. But that was fine; just sitting next to such a winsome thing for two hours was a real treat. He felt like he’d known her all her life. When the folk singer (who was great, by the way) had strummed through his encore and the applause had died away, the man and the girl walked out into the fragrant spring night and he drove her straight home. It was 11:30 when they got there and the house was dark (her mom hadn’t even waited up for them). Totally ready for that awkward firstdate moment on the front step, the man thanked the girl for a lovely evening, kissed her on the cheek, and told her she was a blessing from God and that he loved her so much he could hardly stand it — it seemed the most natural thing in the world. The girl hugged the man, said she loved him too, and then went inside and up to her room to go to bed. The man quietly followed his date up the stairs, then slipped into her mother’s bedroom, put on his pajamas, and slid carefully between the covers. As he lay smiling, staring toward the dark ceiling and replaying each moment of the night, the girl’s mother roused briefly, turned toward him, and planted a big kiss right on his lips. “I hope you had a wonderful date with your daughter,” she whispered. Then his first wife put her head on his shoulder and fell peacefully back to sleep.

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To The Editor: The First Congregational Church, UCC, recently hosted its 18th Annual Strawberry Breakfast. A huge “thank you” to everyone who supported this well-attended breakfast. The morning was perfect with over 450 attendees enjoying a breakfast of pancakes, French toast, shortcake and ice cream, all topped with fresh strawberries and whipped cream. Summertime in Maine could not be more wonderful! Special thanks and appreciation to the First Church family and friends for their participation in pulling this all together. Thank you to these fine businesses who also gave their support: Chipman Farm, Poland; Doles Orchard, Limington; PieTree Orchards, Food City, Shaw’s Supermarket, Hannaford Food & Drug, Bridgton; Andy Clark, Bridgton; Wal-Mart, Windham; HP Hood LLC, Garelick Farms of Maine, Country Kitchen Distributors; The Causeway Scoop, Naples; Rick’s Cafe, Naples; The Bridgton News; Portland Press Herald; Hayes True Value Hardware & Just Ask Rental, Maine Street Graphics, Bridgton; and Country Kitchen Distributors. All proceeds benefit First Church Ministries. Wenda Saunders, Karen McNutt and Donna Coombs Strawberry Breakfast Coordinators

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Session highlights

Well, the First Session of the 125th Maine Legislature is finally over. While there were some glitches and some heated moments, I would say that overall things worked fairly well. There were even some major successes, including a budget that went on to be overwhelmingly approved by the entire legislature that moderated the cuts initially proposed by the governor. Over the next few weeks, I’ll tell you about some of the highlights of the session in different areas, but this week I’d like to talk about some of the bills this session that meant a lot to me

personally. Driving on the River Road in Windham is unpleasant at best, and it is in need of a major upgrade. The local legislative delegation (Representatives Mark Bryant and Gary Plummer and myself) have long been dedicated to getting Maine Department of Transportation (DOT) to make this project a priority, and we were finally able to do that this year. I am pleased to say that a temporary repair is underway right now, and major reconstruction of this important road will begin next year. Public safety has always

Views from Senate by Susan Collins United States Senator

Streamlining to reduce waste

If you were spending beyond your means and piling up ruinous debt, you would be forced to take a hard look at your expenses and eliminate all those things you really don’t need, want or use. The federal government is spending far beyond its means, running a $1.3-trillion deficit this year and accumulating debt exceeding $14 trillion. Yet, American tax dollars continue to pay for government agencies and programs that are redundant, overlapping, and inefficient. There has never been any

doubt that wasteful duplication of effort is a serious problem in the federal government. But it was not until a recent report by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) that we had overwhelming, quantifiable evidence exposing just how serious the problem is. GAO’s conclusion that there are dozens of opportunities to eliminate duplication, reduce operational costs, or enhance revenue is an urgent call to action. At a time when every citizen’s share of the national debt tops $46,000, there simply can be no excuse STREAMLINE, Page D

been a major concern to me, and seeing all the lives lost and damaged through something like texting while driving really bothered me. Of all the bills that I sponsored, “An Act to Prohibit Texting While Driving” was probably the most important. Our existing laws weren’t targeted specifically enough on this growing problem, and I have great confidence that this new law will prevent accidents and save lives. We owe a great debt to our veterans, and we need to do all that we can to help them. Homelessness is a major problem for veterans, with between 300 and 500 homeless veterans at any given time in Maine. Often this is a result of the veteran not knowing what is available for assistance, and other times it is just a matter of coordinating the right resources for each individual. “An Act To End Homelessness for Veterans in Maine” sets up a partnership between the Bureau of Maine Veterans’ Services and a national, human services-based volunteer organization, such as the Volunteers of America, to provide that education and coordination, and prevent the problem of homelessness among veterans. It is our goal to end homelessness for veterans within 10 years. Then, there was teacher that I heard about who admitted that he visited literally hundreds of websites containing child pornography, and yet could not be convicted of any crime because Maine law only covered possession. To correct this and allow Maine law to deal with current technology, I put forth a bill, “An Act To Protect Children from Sexual HIGHLIGHTS, Page D

July 7, 2011, The Bridgton News, Page D

In the face of a threat

A teacher team meeting was just ending in my room a couple of years ago when the school secretary announced over the loudspeaker that the school was going into lockdown. We weren’t responsible for students at that time, and for the next 45 minutes, because they were in their “Unified Arts” classes, which used to be known as Gym, Shop, Home Ec, and Art. Emergency procedure dictated that I stay in my room with the door locked, the lights out, and out of sight of anyone who might look in the windows. Cowering in the face of a threat is not in my nature, however. I knew I was supposed to just sit there quietly and let the appropriate authorities deal with whatever the threat was, but I couldn’t. I looked out into the hallway to see what was going on. Policemen were searching student lockers, which were lined up on either side of the wide corridor. Later, I learned that someone had scrawled “I have a gun” on a wall in one of the girls’ bathrooms. The principal decided to take the threat seriously and called police. Hence, the lockdown. Before learning that, I ran the possibilities through my mind of what the threat might be. In declining order of likelihood, I figured it could be an irate parent who felt aggrieved by a custody decision. It could also be a deranged student or students reenacting a Columbinetype episode, or it could be a terrorist attack. Whatever it was, I knew one thing: because

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Community Center. July 11 — Exercise group open to anyone, 6 p.m., Highland Lake Beach. 647-2897. July 11 — G.E.A.R. Support Group, 6:30 p.m., Community Center. July 12 — Rainbow Days Playgroup for toddlers 6 months to 5 years, 9 a.m., Bridgton Ice Rink. FMI: 452-2300. July 12 — Beginner Tai Chi, 9:30 to 11 a.m., Town Hall. July 12 — Friends of Bridgton Library, 1 to 3 p.m., library. July 12 — COPD Support Group, 1 p.m., Community Center. July 12 — Bridge, 1 p.m., Community Center. July 12 — Youth Basketball Open Gym for grades 3-6, 3-5 p.m., Town Hall. FMI: 6478786. July 12 — Stories read by Michael, 4 to 4:30 p.m., library. July 12 — SkyLark Jazz, 5:30 to 7 p.m., library courtyard. July 13 — Basic Computer Skills Class with Marjy Champagne, runs Wednesdays through Aug. 3, Community Center. FMI: 647-3116. July 13 — Dance/Stories in Motion! 11 a.m. to noon, library. July 13-15 — Tours of Narramissic farm, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., end of Ingalls Rd., off Rte. 107, So. Bridgton. July 13 — Senior Lunch, noon, Community Center. July 13 — Caregiver Support Group, 1 p.m., Community Center. Respite care. July 13-16 — Rufus Porter weathervane exhibit, noon to 4 p.m., museum, No. High St. July 13 — Bible Study, 6 p.m., Community Center. July 14 — Chickadee Quilters Quilt Show, Stevens Brook Elementary School FMI: Pam King, 647-2564.

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July 8 — Taoist Tai Chi set practices with Carol O’Neill and Dan Brouder, 9 a.m. library courtyard. Rain date next day. July 8, 15 — BRAG Dodgeball, 7 p.m., Town Hall. FMI: Dan Edwards, 831-8092. July 9 — Bridgton Farmers’ Market, free blood pressure screenings by Bridgton Hospital, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Community Center. FMI: 452-2772. July 9 — Introductory Invasive Plant Patrol Workshop, 9 a.m. to noon, Municipal Center. Pre-registration required at Me. Volunteer Lake Monitoring Rogram, 783-7733, vlmp@ mainevlmp.org July 9 — Used Book Sale, 9 a.m. to noon, library courtyard. FMI: 647-2472. July 9 — Rufus Porter Museum’s 2011 House Tour, 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., 10 houses in downtown Bridgton. FMI: 647-2828. July 9 — Curator’s Tour & light supper, 5 to 7 p.m., Narramissic, end of Ingalls Rd., off Rte. 107, So. Bridgton, followed by Don Perkins lecture on old barns, 7 p.m. July 9, 16 — Adult Indoor Soccer, 6 to 8 p.m., Town Hall. July 10, 17 — Sunset drum circle and hooping gathering 6 p.m., Highland Lake Beach.l FMI: 583-2911. July 10 — Adult Basketball, 6 to 9 p.m., Town Hall. FMI: 408-2299. July 11, 13, 15 — Taoist Tai Chi set practices with Carol O’Neill and Dan Brouder, 9 a.m. library courtyard. Rain date next day. July 13 — Dance/Stories in Motion, 11 a.m., library. July 11-15 — Kids Katering, free lunches for children 18 years & younger, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., Community Center. FMI: 647-3116. July 11 — Cribbage, 2 p.m.,

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July 7, 2011, The Bridgton News, Page D

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(Continued from Page D) for such waste. This duplication and overlap serve neither the taxpayers nor the beneficiaries well. For example, a low-income person with a disability may confront a bewildering maze of some 80 programs providing transportation assistance. The report offers many other examples. Fifteen federal agencies are involved in food safety. Three agencies run 18 food assistance programs, and seven agencies run more than 20 programs for the homeless. There are 80 economic development programs across the government. There are more than 100 programs for surface transportation, 82 for teacher quality, 44 for job training, and 17 for disaster preparedness and response. And the list goes on. Perhaps the greatest irony of all is the fact that 20 agencies, housing 56 different programs, are all redundantly trying to improve financial literacy of the American people. The American people can teach the government a thing or two about financial literacy: in difficult fiscal times, we should pay for something once, not dozens of times. There are many causes of duplication. At times, a president, seeking to put his own imprint on the budget to demonstrate his priorities, proposes a new program, despite the fact that similar ones already exist. In other cases, it is Congress that creates the silo of a new

initiative without checking to see if a similar silo already exists. Committee jurisdictions contribute to the problem as each committee carves out its own programs to respond to its constituency. There are no bad intentions at work here. Just the opposite — it is the proliferation of good intentions — the desire to solve problems that has created this problem. But, to paraphrase George Bernard Shaw, the road to fiscal ruin could be paved with good intentions. The maze of duplication can be frustrating for citizens, and it is hardly trivial in a financial sense. The multiple programs to promote ethanol production, for example, cost almost $6 billion every year. Not only is that unacceptable when we have a $14 trillion debt, but it deprives other competing priorities of scarce resources. I know the people of Maine would rather have this money used to reduce the deficit or to find the next life-saving vaccine or to support our brave and dedicated troops rather than to subsidize ethanol. Another example of duplication is the proliferation of federal data centers. In 1998, there were 432 centers. When GAO counted last summer, the number was approximately 2,100, leading to more than 24,000 government websites, and 1,000 separate human resources and financial management systems. Of course, there has been incredible digitalization of

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By Stan Cohen Medicare Volunteer Counselor Bone mass measurements can help determine if you need medical treatment for osteoporosis. Starting this year, if you are in original Medicare and meet certain criteria that put you at risk for osteoporosis, a bone mass measurement is covered as a preventive service. This means you will have no coinsurance or deductible for bone mass measurement if you see a doctor who takes assignment from Medicare. You have to meet one of the following criteria that put you at risk for osteoporosis in order for Medicare to cover the bone

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(Continued from Page D) they drove onto school grounds with their deer rifles or shotguns in their vehicles. This, progressives insisted, was going to make us all safer. God save us all from progressive, left-wing do-gooders. Tom McLaughlin of Lovell is a retired middle school U.S. History teacher. He can be reached at tommclaughlin@ fairpoint.net LEGAL NOTICE

mass test: • A woman whose doctor (or other health care professional) is treating her for estrogen-deficiency and is at risk for osteoporosis based on her medical history. • A person with spinal abnormalities as demonstrated by an x-ray. • A person getting (or expected to receive) steroid treatments for more than three months. • A person with hyperparathyroidism (excess production of parathyroid hormone). • A person taking an osteoporosis drug. This test is covered as a preventive service once every 24 months if you are at risk. If you are in a Medicare Advantage plan (private health plan) you should check with your plan to find out what costs and rules apply. 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. LEGAL NOTICE

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NOTICE TO BE PUBLISHED: PETITION FOR TERMINATION OF PARENTAL RIGHTS STATE OF MAINE: DISTRICT COURT YORK, ss. DISTRICT TEN LOCATION: BIDDEFORD DOCKET NO. BID PC-10-19 LEGAL NOTICE TO: “Andrew,” last name unknown, last known to be living possibly in Bridgton, Maine. Pursuant to an Order for Service by Publication dated 06/03/2011, NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT: 1. Pursuant to M.R.S.A. §§4050-4057, the State of Maine Department of Health and Human Services (“Department”) has filed a Petition for Termination of Parental Rights of the putative father (“Petition”) with regard to Michael Inman, D.O.B. August 14, 2008. 2. Mother of child is Tammy Inman. She has named as the child’s putative father, “Andrew,” last name unknown, who was last known possibly to be living in Bridgton, Maine. If you believe you may be the father of this child, you need to appear in Biddeford District Court as outlined below. 3. A hearing on the Department’s Petition will be held at the District Court, 25 Adams Street, Biddeford, ME 04005, on August 3, 2011 at 8:30 a.m. for any person who believes he may be the father of this child to hear and be heard. 4. Right to Legal Counsel A parent in these proceedings is entitled to legal counsel. If a parent wants an attorney but is unable to afford one that parent should contact the Court at the telephone number: (207) 283-1147 as soon as possible to request court appointed counsel. 5. If the parent fails to appear at the hearing regarding this matter, the court will most likely determine this to indicate an intent to abandon the child pursuant to 22 M.R.S.A ß4002 (1-A). 6. These proceedings have resulted in custody of the child being awarded to the Department and eventually may result in the termination of parental rights under M.R.S.A. §§4051–4057 if you fail to appear in Court at the above date and time. Dated: 06/03/2011 Wayne Douglas Judge, Maine District Court (6/30, 7/7, 7/14/2011)

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every aspect of society during that same period, so it makes sense that, as our world has gone digital since 1998, so has the government. Still, the amount of unused server capacity and inefficiencies in our data centers suggest that this rapid-fire growth happened without ideal strategic planning. It is encouraging that the Office of Management and Budget plans to reduce the number of data centers by 800 by 2015, starting with the first round of 137 closures this year. And the savings in computer hardware and software purchases are only part of it. The closing of just one unnecessary data center — a 15,000-squarefoot facility near Washington — will save $1.2 million in annual electricity costs. Eliminating duplication and inefficiencies in government alone will not balance the budget and pay off the debt, but it is a necessary and overdue step toward fiscal responsibility. It will compel agencies to focus on their core missions and make programs easier to access for citizens. Most important, it will help restore the trust of the American people in their government.

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Predators.” This new law was carefully crafted to deal with people who intentionally view children in sexual situations, while protecting people may accidentally come across such material on the Internet. Even though the session is over, remember that I am still representing you in Augusta, and if you have any problems with the state or any ideas for making it run better, please call my office at the State House at 287-1515 or visit my website at www.mainesenate.org/diamond to send me an e-mail. Senator Bill Diamond is a resident of Windham, and serves the District 12 communities of Casco, Frye Island, Raymond, Standish, Windham and Hollis.

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(Continued from Page D) July 9 — Annual Yard Sale, begins 8 a.m., Town Office Gymnasium. FMI: 693-6841. July 9 — Miniature Art Sale and Yard Sale, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., library. July 9 — Naples Republican Committee, 10 to 11:30 a.m., Naples town office. FMI: Richard, 693-7945. July 9 — I Spy Bingo, 11 a.m., library. July 12 — Preschool Storytime, under age 5, 10:30 a.m., library. July 13 — Drawing with Maya, 4 p.m., library. July 13 — Kids ‘n Kameras, 10 to 11:30 a.m., library. July 13 — Coping with Blood Cancer, 1:30 to 3 p.m., Bridgton Hospital. FMI: 7958250. RAYMOND July 10 — Annual Book Sale, begins 9 a.m., library. FMI: 655-5354. July 16 — American Red Cross Blood Drive, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Aubuchon Hardware, Rte. 302. SEBAGO July 9 — Craft & bake sale, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., No. Sebago Methodist Church. July 11 — Story Hour for Pre-schoolers, 9:30 a.m., library. July 12 — Knitting Club, 6 to 8 p.m., library. WATERFORD July 11 — Storytime Program, 1 p.m., library. FMI: 583-2050. July 11 — Socrates Cafe, “Does Wikileaks Play A Constructive Role In Society?” 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., library. July 15 — Agriculture & Conservation Day, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., World’s Fair fairgrounds. FMI: 743-5789, ext. 111. July 16 — Dance with The After Burners, 8 p.m., Waterford World’s Fair fairgrounds, Green Road. FMI: 890-7669. AREA EVENTS July 7-10 — “The Final Charge,” museum-quality display of 2 bull moose with locked antlers on display at Maine Wildlife Park, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Rte. 26, Gray. July 7, 14 — Norway Farmers’ Market, 2-6 p.m., Cottage St., Norway. July 8, 15 — Oxford Hills Duplicate Bridge Club, 9:15 a.m., Rec. bldg., King St., Oxford. FMI: 783-4153, 7439153. July 8, 15 — Poland Farmers’ Market, 2 to 6 p.m., Rte. 26. July 8-9 — Annual Book Sale by Friends of Norway Library, 4 to 7 p.m., Grange Hall, Whitman St. July 8-10 — Boat Building Festival & Row-down Competition, starts 4 p.m., Back Cove, Portland. FMI:

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749-8385 July 9-10 — Oxford County Mineral and Gem Assn. Gem Show, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sat., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sun., Telstar Regional High School, 284 Walkers Mills Rd., Rte. 26, Bethel. FMI: 5272938. July 9, 16 — Fox School Farmers’ Market, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Fox School, East Main St., So. Paris. FMI: 674-5903. July 9, 16 — Beginning Knitters, 10 to 11 a.m., Soldiers Memorial Library, Hiram. FMI: 625-4650. July 9 — Demonstration by R & R Spinners, 10 a.m., Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village, Rte. 26, New Gloucester. July 9 — “Knit A Bunny” knitting workshop, create a crouching bunny with floppy ears, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village, Rte. 26. FMI: 9264597. July 9 — Chain saw artists Ron Carlson and Bill Fournier, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Maine Wildlife Park, Rte. 26, Gray. FMI: 657-4977. July 11 — Toastmasters, 6 to 7:30 p.m., Eastern Slope Inn, No. Conway, N.H. July 13 — Knitting Group, noon to 2 p.m., Soldiers Memorial Library, Hiram. FMI: 625-4650. July 16 — Indoor yard sale and craft fair, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Sabbathday Lake Grange, New Gloucester. July 16 — Benefit supper for Ben Knight of Raymond, 5 p.m., American Legion Riders of Maine, Mechanic Falls. FMI: 998-2156. July 17 — Open house at Finnish-American Center, 2 to 4 p.m., Finnish-American Heritage Center, 8 Maple St., West Paris. ##### 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: 9352333. CASCO — Casco Food Pantry, 6 to 7 p.m. third Mondays, Casco Alliance Church. HARRISON — Harrison Food Pantry, 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Seventh Day Adventist Church, 2 Naples Rd. FMI: 583-6178. FRYEBURG — Food Pantry, Fryeburg Assembly of God, by appointment, 8 Drift Rd. FMI: 935-3129. NAPLES — Naples Food Pantry, 10 a.m. to noon and 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesdays, United Methodist Church, Village Green. FMI: 838-9045. 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: 909-2086377, 256-7380. ###### 12 STEP MEETINGS BRIDGTON Monday through Friday — Alcoholics Anonymous, noon to 1 p.m., American Legion, Depot St. O/D Monday — Narcotics Anonymous, 7 p.m. Community Center, 15 Depot St. ODLH Tuesday — Al-Anon, 7:30 p.m., St. Joseph Church, 225 High Street. Thursday — Narcotics Anonymous Women’s Meeting, 7 to 8 p.m., St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, Sweden Rd. (Rte. 93) off Rte. 302. CASCO Monday through Saturday — Alcoholics Anonymous, 9 a.m., Clyde Bailey Drop In Center, 224 Roosevelt Trail (Rte. 302). Thursday — Alcoholics Anonymous, Ladies StepMeeting, 7 to 8 p.m., beginners welcome. Clyde Bailey Center, 224 Roosevelt Trail, (Rte. 302) So. Casco. Sunday — Al Anon Family Groups, 6:30 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, 8 p.m. Open Meeting, Naples Methodist Church, Village Green, side door entrance down stairs. NO. CONWAY, N.H. Wednesday — Adult Children of Alcoholics (& other dysfunctions), 7:30 p.m., Ste. B, Eastern Slope Inn, 2760 White Mtn. Highway, No. Conway, N.H. Friday — Al-Anon, 8 p.m., Gibson Center, Grove St. & White Mtn. Hwy, No. Conway, N.H. WATERFORD Thursday — Adult Children of Alcoholics, 10 a.m., library.

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TOWN OF NAPLES PUBLIC HEARING

The Naples Selectboard will be holding a public hearing for all restaurants, and nightclubs, and other liquor licensed establishments that have outdoor seating where liquor is served or areas attached to their licensed establishments. The public is invited to enter testimony in support or opposition for such establishments to be licensed to have liquor or food served in these areas and/or to have such areas licensed under Maine Liquor laws in areas outside of the indoor premises on these establishments. The public hearing will be held on Monday, July 11, 2011, at 7:00 P.M., at the Naples Town Office. Derik Goodine Naples Town Manager 1T27 PUBLIC NOTICE

AGENDA

CASCO ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS JULY 18, 2011 CASCO COMMUNITY CENTER 940 MEADOW ROAD 7:00 P.M.

1. To approve Minutes of May 16, 2011. 2. Erika L. Frank, Esq. has filed an application for an Administrative Appeal of the Planning Board’s approval of a cellular telephone tower to AT&T on a portion of property known as Map 6, Lot 34-7, 190 Tamarack Trail, located in a Residential District. This matter was tabled at the May 16, 2011 agenda. 2T27 3. Other…

ALL RESIDENTS WILL NEED THE NEW VEHICLE WINDOW PERMIT ADHERED TO WINDOW TO USE THE TRANSFER STATION; AND THE NEW (2011–2012) BULKY WASTE COUPONS TO USE THE BULKY WASTE FACILITY STARTING JULY 1, 2011. 4T24

TOWN OF RAYMOND SEEKS MEMBERS FOR NEW COMMITTEE At Town Meeting on June 8, 2011, the Town of Raymond voted to establish a Road Improvement Study Committee. The purpose of the committee would be to evaluate the current condition of Raymond’s public road system and to make recommendations for financial strategies to achieve necessary capital improvement work. The committee would investigate the use of long- and short-term construction bonds, annual Capital Improvement funding, and any other funding mechanisms available. Individuals from all backgrounds are welcome and encouraged to apply. The Town is also looking for individuals to fill vacancies on the Planning Board and Board of Assessment Review. For more information on how to apply see: Louise Lester, Town Clerk, Raymond Town Office, 401 Webbs Mills Road, Raymond, ME 04071, or call 655-4742x21. 3T25

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TOWN OF CASCO The Town of Casco is currently looking for volunteers to fill the following positions: One (1) alternate position on the Casco Planning Board One (1) member position on the Casco Zoning Board of Appeals and Two (2) alternate positions on the Casco Zoning Board of Appeals The Planning Board currently meets on the second Monday of the month. The Zoning Board of Appeals currently meets on the third Monday of the month. Interested parties may contact David P. Morton, Town Manager, at (207) 627-4515 x 201 or email at Manager@cascomaine.org 1T25-1T27


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RAYMOND — Commercial space for rent. Owner willing to accommodate or divide for tenant for reasonable rent. SOUTH PARIS: Great office space location, great for public access. All rents need application and security deposit and first month rent when approved. Call Ralph at Lake Country Property Rentals (207) 6478093. Have clients for renting. Need owners for homes or apartments. 3-, 2- and 1-bedroom units needed. tf19

KENMORE UPRIGHT — freezer, LAWN & FIELD MOWING — very good condition. $150. Call or York raking, road & driveway repair, leave message 647-2397. 2t26x tree work. Call Wendell Scribner at 583-4202. 10t23x PLEASE CONSIDER – donating your leftover garage sale items and SEMI-RETIRED — contractor look- your attic, basement and closet ing for electrical and plumbing work. overflow to Harvest Hills Animal Please call 647-8026. tf25 Shelter. For more information, call HARRISON — $395. 1-bedroom 935-4358 ext. 21. Thank you. tf28 apartment. Neat, clean, 1 person only. DAY CARE SCREENED LOAM — Please call No pets, non-smoker. Includes heat & ABC ACADEMY NURSERY — Ron between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. at electric. 207-415-9166. tf21 School has openings for the upcom- 647-5173. 24t16x BRIDGTON — Nice large 2-bedroom ing school year. Pre-school class (3 apartment. Close to downtown, year olds), is on Tuesdays and ThursWANTED TO BUY fantastic views of Pleasant Mountain. days; Pre-K class (4 year olds), is on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. FIREARMS, MILITARY ITEMS 2nd floor, W/D hookup. Includes Your child will have tons of fun while — and ammunition, Swe­den Trad­ing heat, electric, hot water, central air and WiFi. $1,000 per month plus developing basic fundamentals and Post. 207-647-8163. tf43 security deposit. No smoking inside. working on academics that will be 4t25x beneficial when starting kindergar- VEHI­CLES FOR SALE 647-8900. ten. Insured, licensed and CPR certiNAPLES — Clean 1-bedroom off fied. Excellent references. 19th year 1993 CHEVY S10 PICKUP — Route 35. No smoking, no pets. in business! FMI call Sandy @ 647- Auto transmission, 8’ bed with liner, Laundry on-site. Security deposit 3040, Bridgton. 3t27 interior excellent condition, recent required. $600 per month includes sticker. 98,000 original miles, one CATERPILLAR CLUBHOUSE — owner. Asking $750 or best offer. heat & electric. Call 207-899-5052. tf23 Childcare located in intown Bridgton Call 647-8022. 2t26x offers a clean, safe and educational HARRISON — All inclusive. $650 environment for all ages. Unbeatable ‘87 FORD LTL 9000 — Tri-axle month, first plus deposit. No pets. rates and dependable childcare. Meals dump truck with 310 cat. And a 8LL Available July 1. Call 583-9965, leave and snacks included. I have over 180 transmission. Comes with brand new message. 5t30x hours of early childhood development tarp system. Road ready. Call Ed at trainings, an associate’s degree in 1-207-647-2870 evenings. 4t25x NAPLES — Attractive one-bedroom education, and a level 3 on the Maine apartment, second floor, all utilities roads to quality rating scale. For more JESUS IS LORD – new and used included. $725 per month. Call 310information and to set up an appoint- auto parts. National locator. Most 8664. 5t26 ment call 595-5209. 6t26 parts 2 days. Good used cars. Ovide’s Used Cars, Inc., Rte. 302 Bridg­ton, BRIDGTON — New home, lots of 207-647-5477. tf30 upgrades. 3 bedrooms, 3 baths, w/ FOR SALE garage. Private street. $1,150 month FOR RENT $5 FOR TATTERED – U.S. Flag plus utilities. References required plus when purchasing new U.S. Flag 3’x first and last. Call 647-5963. tf26 BRIDGTON – 1, 2, and 3-bedroom 5’ or larger. Maine Flag & Banner, apartments. $550-$675 mo. plus Windham, 893-0339. tf46 CASCO — Completely furnished references and security. JPD rooms, heat, lights & cable TV Properties, 310-0693. tf2 FIRE­ARMS – Sup­plies. Buy, sell, included. $120 weekly. No pets. Call trade. Wan­ted, firearms, ammunition cell, 207-650-3529, home 207-627COMMERCIAL SPACE — for & mili­tary items. Swe­den Trad­ing 1006. tf17 Post. 207-647-8163. tf43 lease, 1,000-2,000 sq. ft. with Rte. 302 frontage. Call for details, 647- NORTH BRIDGTON — 1-bedroom tf46 apartment. Nice location includes FIREWOOD — Green, $190 cut, 4465. split & delivered. Dry, $230 cut, split heat. $650 month. 617-272-6815. & delivered. Softwood, $140 cord, NAPLES — Long Lake condo, 2 4t27 bedrooms, 1½-baths with washer/ cut, split & delivered. Call Wendell dryer, beach and tennis courts. Scribner at 583-4202. 10t23x WATERFORD — One-bedroom, Walking distance to town on Route small but charming cottage-style SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL — 35. $850 plus utilities. No pets, no apartment in a pleasant farmhouse Logger and heat with carbon neutral smoking. Furnished or unfurnished. country setting. Large deck, private 3t27 entry, bright open living room/kitchen, wood or wood pellets. Purchase a Call 617-448-0693. Central Boiler outdoor wood furnace den & bath down. Second level master on sale, EPA qualified to 97% efficient. BRIDGTON — Furnished 1- w/half bath, stack-laundry hookup, bedroom apartment. Heat & utilities 603-447-2282. 13t27x included. $200 per week plus security walk-in closet. Dog or cat may be tf38 considered. Heat/plowing included. WASHER & DRYER — Glass-top deposit. Call 647-3565. References required. $900 monthly, electric stove, side-by-side refrigerator. All in very good condition. $100 each. COMMERCIAL BUILDING — available August 1st. Month to mnth Call 838-1181. tf27 South High Street location available. rental terms. Non-smokers only. 207New, attractive 1,600 square foot 583-6211. 2t27 GOING OUT OF BUSINESS — space. Energy efficient, gas heat & A/ Sale. Jerry’s Sport Shop in Denmark. C. Great signage and parking. $1,450 BRIDGTON — 1-bedroom handicap20%-50% off. Gun, ammo, rods, reels, per month. Call 207-890-9192. tf24 accessible apartment on Highland Lake. Tile bath and kitchen area. camping, reloading presses, super cheap. Open 7 days. 452-2320. 5t24x SOUTH BRIDGTON — 1-bedroom, Use of private beach, coin laundry & heat, hot water & electric included, fitness center. 3/4 mile to downtown. FIREWOOD — Please call Ron sun deck. $635 unfurnished, $700 $750 includes all utilities, cable TV, between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. at 647- furnished. Security deposit required. trash. No smoking, no pets. 647tf13 5301. 5173. 15t16x 247-4707 or 232-9022. tf24

NIGHT WAIT STAFF — Full time, year-round 3 p.m. until close. Weekends a must. Apply in person. Punkin AKC YELLOW LAB PUPPIES Valley Restaurant, Rte. 302, West — Please contact me via e-mail at Bridgton. 2t26 rheggeman@sjcme.edu or by phone at 1t27 MACHINIST — Small company 423-0573. looking for a skilled manual machinist CAMPER — Starcraft 21-foot travel with experience using vertical milling trailer fold down ends, with power side machines, lathes, grinders and general slideout. Excellent condition, $8,500 machine shop tools. Must be able to or best offer. Call Dave at 693-6859. set up and operate with minimal su- tf25 pervision and check own work. Must be self-motivated, a team player and HILLTOPFIREWOOD — Seasoned, able to follow directions. Please send $220 cord delivered. Call for details, resume to: Machinist, PO Box 310, 890-9300. tf20 Fryeburg, ME 04037. 2t27 1988 SYLVAN BOWRIDER — 19EXPERIENCED SAWYER — for a foot power boat with 125 HP I/O, with circular sawmill in Casco, Maine. Pay 4-cylinder engine in good shape with based on experience. Call 655-7520 trailer. $2,500. 603-401-0720. 4t25x or email redmill@fairpoint.net. 4t25

CUSTODIAN NEEDED

Birthwise Midwifery School

Attn: Carolyn 24 South High Street, Bridgton, ME 04009 or email to info@birthwisemidwifery.edu NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE

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Small school needs someone for custodial work ±10 hours per week. Job includes cleaning facility, light maintenance (repairs, trash removal, shoveling, other misc. projects). Please send job history and references to:

has 2 full-time openings. Snacks and lunch provided. Summer fun & outdoor activities. Call Cindy LeBlanc at 647-2878 ~ Licensed for 11 years ~ CPR Certified ~

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BRIDGTON — Small farmhouse/ quiet setting/views of Mt. Washinton. 3 bedrooms, 1½ baths. No smoking. Annual lease; deposit $900 month + utilities. 647-2523 3t27x NEW BRICK HOME — for rent. Long-term rental. Energy- efficient, 2 bedrooms, bright and sunny. Hannaford, hospital & village amenities nearby. Plowing & grounds maintenance included. No pets/smokers. $850 month, call Brickwoods at 452-2441 FMI. tf22

BRIDGTON — 2-bedroom, sunny apartments, $550 and up, plus utilities. No pets. Available immediately. Call 207-229-6749. 4t25 NORTH BRIDGTON — 1-bedroom apartment, short walk to public beach, no smoking, no pets, $425 per month plus first, last & security. 647-4436. tf20 EAST FRYEBURG — Year round new home. 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, some furniture, garage, office, great for family, and Fryeburg schools. 508776-9330. 10t21x

REAL ESTATE FOR SALE

BRIDGTON — Beaver Creek Farm Road, 3 acres, black top road with electricity, site cleared with driveway. View of Mt. Washington and other mountains. $33,000. 583-6695. tf23

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TOWN OF RAYMOND Full-Time Assessor

This is a 32-hour a week, specialized professional and administrative position, that performs work in the valuation of real and personal property. Position offers a competitive employee benefits package. The Assessor is responsible for establishing the valuation of real and personal property for taxation, and for the administration and maintenance of all records necessary to maintain the assessment program. Work involves extensive fieldwork in the review of existing and new properties and analytical and administrative work in the office. Employee is required to exercise considerable independent judgment in administering the assessment program within applicable law and regulations. Knowledge of Northern Data Systems (NDS) and Vision Appraisal software preferred. Must be a Certified Maine Assessor (CMA) in good standing and in compliance with all State requirements. The selected candidate will be subject to a successful background check in accordance with the Town’s Personnel Policy.

RON PERRY CARPENTRY — Renovations and new construction. 35 years of experience, no job too small or too big. Bridgton, Me. 978502-7658. 4t27x

BOAT MD — All boat makes and models motor repair. Boat detailing. Accessory repair/replacement. Trailer service. Wholesale ATV & motorcycle parts. 207-925-1177 chaplin2849@ roadrunner.com. 7t24x

YARD SALES

MULTI-FAMILY SALE — Antiques, tools, furniture, jelly cabinet, highchair, toddler bed, tool box, gas compressor, new craft items from closed store, collectibles. Denmark, 84 West Main. Saturday, July 9, 9-2. 1t27x

Buying and Offering US Coins Gold & Silver Bullion

NAPLES — 100-plus acres of land, Route 35. Trout brook, 2 very large fields with 500-plus feet of shore frontage on Long Lake with restorable 3-story New England farmhouse and large barn, 2 wells and replaced septic system. Wooded with acres of soft and hardwood trees, sunset views, clean title and up-to-date survey. For information call Gary Bennett, 207415-0078. 4t24x

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142 Main Street Conway, NH 603-447-3611 Metal Detectors

Scott Bailey

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HEAP HAULERS — Towing service. Cash paid for junk cars. Call 655-5963. tf12

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Wallboard Specialist Residential / Commercial Repairs – New Ceilings 23 Years Experience Free estimates

APARTMENTS FOR RENT

Complete residential services including:

Wales & Hamblen Building

Maintenance Property management Seasonal property caretaking Renovation, consulting & design Decks/Patios Garage packages Gutter cleaning Roof Raking Weather stripping Water and weather damage Communications wiring Spring & Fall Cleanups

260 Main Street, Bridgton, ME

1-Bedroom Loft ~ $600/mo. or $150/wk. 2-bedroom ~ $800/mo. H/HW, Frig, Stove, MWave Secure, 2nd Floor Entrances

Radiodetection, a global multi-technology company with a range of products for cable and pipe location, pipeline integrity monitoring and dry air pressurization, is looking to fill the following positions in our Bridgton, Maine facility:

Wales & Hamblen Realty Trust 207.615.9398 Wales_Hamblen@yahoo.com

Always Free Consultations Fully-Insured

Assembler – Job ID 110735 This position will perform general and semi-complex assembly tasks in a wide range of products. The ideal candidate will have relevant experience in a manufacturing environment and experience with hand and power tools. Must also have ability to read blueprints and have soldering experience. Jr. Technician, Pressurization – Job ID 110823 This entry level position will install, troubleshoot and maintain products in our pressurization range of equipment. Position will work with customers to resolve technical questions both via phone and in person. Travel nationwide may be required. The ideal candidate will have an electromechanical background or trade school training and, ideally, experience in customer support position.

, the nation’s postgraduate school for young men is seeking an for the 2011 season. This part-time position reports to the Head Football Coach and is responsible for working alongside the coaching staff in preparation, planning and implementation of football practices and games. The coaching of a specific position will be based on the qualifications of the individual candidate.

Jr. Technician, Locators – Job ID 111063 This entry level position will calibrate, maintain, repair, test and troubleshoot finished instruments in our locator range of product. The position may work with customers to troubleshoot issues and resolve technical/ application questions. The ideal candidate will have two-year technical degree and relevant technical experience. Soldering skills to board component level is required.

Position will start on August 15th and runs through last game on November 13th. Coach will also be invited to take part in annual Scouting Scrimmage in December as well as attending and presenting at the end of the season banquet in January.

Additional requirements for all positions include a positive safety attitude, work flexibility and the ability to handle multiple tasks.

For job application and description see www.raymondmaine.org and at the Raymond Town Office, or call 655-4742 x 33. Send resumes and cover letter to:

Radiodetection offers a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefit package including medical, dental and vision insurance; a generous 401(k) match; tuition assistance; paid vacations; holidays and more.

Danielle Loring, Executive Assistant 401 Webbs Mills Road Raymond, Maine 04071. Submission deadline is 4 p.m., July 15th.

Please email your resume, cover letter and salary requirements to request@radiodetection.spx.com; fax to 207-647-9496; or mail to Radiodetection, 154 Portland Road, Bridgton, ME 04009, Attn: Human Resources. 2T26CD

HEMINGWAY CONTRACTING — Renovations, metal roofs, doors and windows, painting, light carpentry, garages & sheds, drywall repairs. Specializing in mobile homes. 20 years experience, fully insured. No job too small. 1-207-595-7123/207743-0420. 16t24x

BRIDGTON — Hio Ridge Road, approx. 27 acres for sale by owner. Good developable land, mostly cleared. $59,000. 207-650-5669. tf21

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Applications and a job description are available at the Library and the Town Office. Applications will be accepted until July 15 at 4:00 p.m. Please mail your application or resume to the attention of Town Manager, 16 Lovewell Pond Road, Fryeburg, ME 04037.

J.C. HURD BUILDERS — Custom homes & additions. caretaking, snowplowing, removal and sanding, commercial & residential. 207-8096127. tf35

NORWAY — Moose Hill Road, approx. 3 acres for sale by owner. Assessed by town at $25,000, sell for BRIDGTON GARAGE SALE $8,500 cash sale. 207-650-5669. tf21 — July 9th. Rain or shine, 8-1, 235 Sweden Rd. Combining two houseWATERFRONT — Immaculate holds - some of everything. Furniture, townhouse, Long Lake, Bridgton. household items, recording equipOpen kitchen, master suite, 2-plus ment, tools, snow blower, generator, bedrooms, 4 baths, porch, private dock, sports equipment, lots more. 1t27x tennis courts, new finished walk-out basement to beautiful sandy beach. GARAGE SALE — Antiques, glass$399,000. Liz, Chalmers Realty, 207- ware, linens, prints, furniture and lots 632-7465. 2t27 more. Fri. 9-5, Sat. 9-5, Rte. 37, 563 N. Bridgton Rd. 1t27x BRIDGTON — Beaver Creek Farm Road, 3.27 acres, well, black top road, mountain views, electricity. $27,000. 583-6695. tf23

Security & Cleaning Deposit Required

The Town of Fryeburg has a part-time position for a Library Aide at the Fryeburg Public Library. The 16-hour position includes working Monday, Tuesday, and Saturday morning. Computer and customer service skills are required.

D & D PROPERTY SERVICES — Lawn care, carpentry, painting interior & exterior, cleanups, light trucking. Free estimates. Call 4522127 or 400-1040 (cell). tf25

MORAN PAINTING — Professional painting contractor. We do interior/ exterior painting. Several years in the Lake Region area. All work guaranteed for at least 5 years. Fully SEBAGO, DOUGLAS HILL — area, insured. Call Pete at 207-332-7966. 1-bedroom apartment, W&D, plowing, 4t26x heat and electricity included. Nonsmoker, first, last and security. $700 a DEN­MARK HOUSE — Painting, month. Call 415-4760 leave message. Inc. Inter­ior and Exterior Paint­ing. 4t24x Also, Paper­hang­ing. 35 yrs. ex­pe­ri­ ence. Call for esti­mates. Call John BRIDGTON — 1850s renovated Math­ews, 207-452-2781. tf31 farmhouse. Four bedrooms, open kitchen w/cathedral ceiling, 2 wood- B & L ROOFING — 20 years expeburning stoves, 2 decks, attached barn. rience, fully insured. New roofs and $595 week. Call 978-387-6640. tf20 repairs. Call 207-650-6479. tf20

Subject to Employment Verification

Library Aide

The Town of Raymond is an EOE.

BRIDGTON INTOWN — Third floor efficiency. Neat, clean, bright & sunny. No smoking or pets. $525, includes heat, hot water, snow & trash removal. First, last & security. 6479090. tf19

BUSINESS SERVICES

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The Town of Fryeburg is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Cindy’s Care Bear Day Care

FOR RENT

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EXCAVATING – Have hoe, will travel. Site work, foundations dug, back filling, septic systems, sand, loam, gravel. Call Brad Chute, 6534377 or 627-4560. tf44

FOR SALE

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Radiodetection is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Required: Experience coaching football at the high school or collegiate level, excellent interpersonal communication skills, and the ability to travel and work nontraditional hours. Collegiate playing experience preferred. Stipend and meals in the schools dining facility. For more information regarding the position, please contact Joe Sawicki, Director of Athletics at 207.647.7664. To apply for the position, please forward cover letter, resume, and the names and numbers of three references to Deb Kutasi, Human Resources Manager at dkutasi@bridgtonacademy.org For further information about Bridgton Academy, please visit our website at www.bridgtonacademy.org 1T27CD


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CONTRACTOR’S OVERSTOCK — sale. Kitchen cabinets, new windows, interior/exterior doors, trim, lvl’s, cast iron radiators. Elkins Brook Road, East Fryeburg. Take Hemlock Bridge to Sanborn Farm Way. Saturday, July 9th, 8 a.m. 1t27x

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It’s time to fix EPA rules and save Maine jobs Views from Washington

YARD SALE — July 9 & 10, Brocklebank Dr., off Rte. 302, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. rain or shine. 1t27x

YARD SALE — 2 Pleasant St., Bridgton. Sat. + Sun., July 9 & 10, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dishes, lamps, books, tools + lots more. 1t27x

by Mike Michaud United States Congressman

YARD SALE — Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., 46 Lakehouse Road, Naples. Tools, outdoor furniture, etc. Rain or shine. 1t27

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GARAGE SALE — Saturday, 7/9, renewable fuel that is derived Owners believes these num8 a.m. rain or shine. Camping stuff, from organic material such as bers are underestimated and life jackets, odds and ends. 250 Sam wood waste. It is an impor- that capital costs will exceed Ingalls Road. 1t27 YARD SALE — July 9, inside. Toys, books, dishes, cubbie closets, Halloween, Christmas, etc. 9-2, 36 Kimball Corner Road. 787-2661. 1t27 GARAGE SALE — Saturday & Sunday, 8-noon, 2 Robinson Way off Kansas Road. Exercise machine, weight/table, bicycles, golf clubs, futon, computer desk, love seat/ chair, miscellaneous items. 1t27 YARD SALE/HOUSE SALE — 315 Middle Ridge Road, Bridgton. Saturday, July 9, 7 a.m. - noon (25 years accumulation). Living room set, gift shop inventory with country display stands, vintage drop leaf cottage table. 1t27x

GARAGE SALE ­— at 12 Mt. Henry Road, Bridgton, Fridays & Saturdays. Large variety, something for everyone. 7t24

MULTI-FAMILY YARD SALE — Rain or shine. Furniture, electronics, bedding, dishes, books, toys, misc. July 9th, 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. , Bridgton Masonic Hall, Rte. 117. 2t26x

LOST

LOST — Students from one-room schoolhouse in North Lovell, Maine. Reunion planned Aug. 13th, 1-5 p.m. Call Shirley 207-928-2289, Kathleen 207-783-9774 or Liz 603-986-0244 by July 20th. 3t26

LOST DOG — $500 reward if found. Her name is MJ. Last seen in South Bridgton, Rte. 107, near Bald Pate Mountain Nature Trail. MJ is a wire-haired wolfhound-lab mix. She ran off during a thunderstorm June 1st and may have gone several miles. She is 7 years old, medium-sized, 50 pounds. MJ is black; she has a beard. Call anytime. 776-3756. 1t27

DELIVERY AVAILABLE!

tant source of clean energy, it helps reduce our reliance on foreign oil, and many Maine businesses, communities, and public facilities have adopted its use. In turn, biomass production and use support many jobs in Maine. Unfortunately, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations threaten the continued use of biomass boilers. In June 2010, the EPA published new standards for more than 200,000 boilers, process heaters, and incinerators. The onesize-fits-all set of rules apply across the entire United States and affect not only manufacturing, industrial, and commercial facilities, but also hospitals, schools, and apartment buildings. Moreover, by requiring extremely costly controls, these rules make boilers unaffordable for many communities and could put Maine jobs in jeopardy. By December of last year, EPA had received over 4,800 comments about the new regulations. When the agency asked the federal court for an additional 15 months to rewrite the rules in a way that was fair, their request was denied. EPA estimates that compliance with its boiler and incinerator rules will impose $5.8 billion in upfront capital costs as well as supplemental costs of more than $2.3 billion annually. Even more startling, the

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Foster grandparent volunteers wanted

PROP’s Foster Grandparent Program is accepting new applications from men and women 55 years of age and older interested in volunteering as a foster grandparent. By joining the Foster Grandparent Program, volunteers can make a difference in someone’s life while having a great time and earning a little extra money. Foster grandparents volunteer in classrooms under the guidance of teachers in schools and child develop-

ment centers throughout York and Cumberland County. In return for volunteering, foster grandparents meeting income guidelines receive a taxfree stipend, mileage reimbursement and other benefits that do not affect Social Security, food stamps, LIHEAP, or subsidized housing eligibility. To learn more about the Foster Grandparent Program and/or to schedule a presentation on the program, call 7730202 or 1-800-698-4959.

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have built greenhouses and introduced fresh vegetables to their students, I’m thrilled to see how excited the students are at the prospect of eating food they helped grow. And whenever the subject comes up — whether I’m talking to bankers or real estate agents or teachers — it’s clear that Americans want better access to safe, healthy food. As a member of the House Agriculture Committee, I’m committed to fighting for changes in the way we set food policy in this country. We’ve waited a long time for these much-needed reforms, but it will have been worth the wait if we can make the changes we need. Congresswoman Chellie Pingree was elected to Congress in 2008, where she serves on the House Agriculture Committee. Chellie lives on Turner Farm on the island of North Haven, where she owns Nebo Inn and Restaurant.

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(Continued from Page D) barriers and let local farmers sell more local food. Just a few ideas include: • Making it easier for lowincome families to use food stamp benefits at farmers’ markets. • Making it easier for schools to use more of their federal funding to buy fresh, local foods. • Supporting improvements in agricultural infrastructure — things like local slaughterhouses and food distribution networks. Think about the benefits that come from a more enlightened food policy: healthier children and families, lower health care costs, reduction of energy costs associated with transporting food thousands of miles, and more support for local farmers who can create jobs to boost the economy. There is no question that the desire for local foods is growing. When I visit schools that

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SHORT SETS — Dances made in Portland and Norway will be shown in two free short sets tonight, Thursday, July 7 at 6 p.m. at Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School Auditorium by the Art Moves Dance Project. A second set will be shown after Tony Montanaro’s film at about 8:30 p.m. Art Moves Around culminates a year of Art Moves into the Schools sponsored by the Davis Family Foundation and Norway Savings Bank. Admission is Free. For more information, call 743-5569. Pictured is Alex Waite taken in Montenegro.

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$14 billion and put 224,000 jobs at risk. As a leader in the forest products and biomass industries, the state of Maine would be particularly hard hit. Among the list of potentially impacted facilities are Maine’s pulp and paper mills like Verso Paper, Old Town Fuel & Fiber, Lincoln Paper & Tissue, Sappi Fine Paper, and Woodland Pulp as well as Maine biomass power facilities like Boralex, Covanta, and Gallop Power. According to industry sources, the proposed rules would increase capital costs in Maine by over $650 million. These increases could potentially put hundreds of jobs at risk and impact over 60 Maine facili-

ties. In much of rural America, and especially in Maine, any hope of economic recovery is dependent upon the preservation of the kinds of high-quality jobs that are supported by biomass, such as those in our forest products industry. With U.S. unemployment remaining stubbornly high, we must support regulations that strike a balance between environmental protection and job creation and retention. That is why I recently cosponsored the EPA Regulatory Relief Act of 2011, which would grant the EPA the time it requested for the development of new, more workable rules. The bill would also provide industries, businesses, and facilities adequate time to comply with these regulations. We need to take responsible actions to protect our environment, but we need to do so in a reasonable way that does not jeopardize our efforts to protect jobs and get the economy back on track. It is my hope that Congress will recognize this need and pass the EPA Regulatory Relief Act to accomplish these goals.

Cozy cottage on water’s edge Long Lake Bridgton available for rental July 23-30 & August 20-27. I bedroom with sleeping loft. Private beach & dock. Access to kayaks, canoe, sunfish and tennis court. $500.00 week. Call 207 583-6450 or email mailto:rhcrowell@yahoo.com 3T25CD

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Bernard M. Ducy Jr.

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GRAY — Bernard (“Bernie”) M. Ducy Jr., 71, passed away on Friday, July 1, 2011 after a long struggle with Parkinson’s disease. Bernie was born to Bernard M. and Arline G. (Arey) Ducy on March 23, 1940 in Portland. As a young boy, he recorded his favorite song “You are My Sunshine” and continued to sing it with his grandchildren. Bernie lived in Portland until his teen years when his family moved to Gray. He graduated in 1958 from Pennell Institute, where he was a star basketball player. In June 1959, he enlisted in the United States Navy and attended Submarine School and S/M Diesel Engine School. Bernie received a Good Conduct Medal, served on the USS Halfbeak submarine, and received an honorable discharge in May 1963. He continued in the Naval Reserves until June 1965. During leave, he met the love of his life and on Aug. 8, 1964 married Sandra Mae Garland. They were married for 42 years and four days. Bernie was extremely skilled in carpentry and he built their first home on Long Hill Road. Bernie worked at the American Can Company in Portland. He was a very talented machinist and in later years he worked at Nichols Portland, Clarostat in Norway and in 2002 retired from Parker Nichols in Portland as a tool and die maker. After retirement he operated an antique business in Gray, Barnyard Antiques, with Sandy. One of Bernie’s amazing qualities was his love and compassion for people and animals. When Bernie saw a need, he sent his love. On many occasions, he would place an inconspicuous $20 or $100 dollar bill in your hand. Animals were a major love in his life. Always having one or more to care for, raise and love. He raised German shepherd puppies, sheep, chickens, turkeys, geese, beef animals and pigs (what an experience it is to chase pigs when they escape down the road). A few cats and doggie companions, including “Ladybug,” his little Shih Tzu that kept him company after losing Sandy. Bernie had many passions and will be remembered for his witty, dry sense of humor. Fishing with his daughter on Range Pond, catching white perch was a highlight. He took great pride in his immaculate lawns and meticulous vegetable gardens. The garden rows straight as arrows having no weeds. Even those that didn’t know him would stop to comment on the beauty. Many, many hours were spent with his wife and lifelong friends Barry and Nancy Carver Mains playing cards. Bernie and Nancy were cousins, but in Bernie’s heart they were brother and sister. After attending church on Sundays, most recently Pathway Vineyard in Lewiston and previously at Trinity Church in Gray, he spent afternoons enjoying a NASCAR race or a Boston Red Sox game with his son Bruce. In the evenings he enjoyed going with his grandchildren Emily and Michael to the Dugout in Windham for an ice cream. Bernie never missed an opportunity to indulge in the extraordinary goodies baked by his granddaughter Emily, to stop for an ice cream or his weekly trip or two to Roy’s Hamburger in Auburn. It goes without saying, if you knew Bernie, the light of his life and reason to continue the fight were for his daughter and her family. Bernie was predeceased by his parents; a son Michael Anthony and his loving wife Sandy. He leaves behind a brother, Gilbert Ducy of Waterford; a daughter Brenda Sawyer of Gray and two grandchildren; a son Ronald and his children. Visiting hours will be held on Thursday, July 7 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Wilson Funeral Home in Gray. There will be no funeral services. Memorial donations may be made to: Gray Fire and Rescue, 125 Shaker Road, Gray, ME 04039.

SOUTH CARTHAGE — Janyce May Burnham, 51, of South Carthage, died peacefully and unexpectedly at her home on Tuesday, June 21, 2011.   She was born in Salem, Mass. on Feb. 1, 1960. She attended Gould Academy and graduated from Lake Region High School in 1978. She graduated from Marion Court Secretarial School in 1979. She is survived by her husband, Frank M. Burnham, and her children Melissa, Jasmine and Dillon Burnham; four grandchildren; her parents Ronald and Arlene Gauthier of Bridgton; and her sisters Judy Huntress of Bridgton and Jayne Pappas of Waterford. A celebration of her life will be held on Sunday, July 10, at 3 p.m. at Severy Hill Cemetery in East Dixfield. To offer words of condolence to the family, sign a condolence book and share memories, you may go to www.directcremationofmaine

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. — Ruth Ann (Bourgault) Bonney, 79, of Port Charlotte, Fla. since 1988 and formerly of Auburn, died unexpectedly from lung cancer on Saturday, June 18, 2011 at Peace River Regional Medical Center with her three loving children by her side. Ruthie was born on March 7, 1932, in Tilton, N.H., to Raymond and Annie Bourgault. In 1951, she graduated from Edward Little High School, and worked at a variety of jobs, including at Lepage Bakeries and Maine Electronics, and as a waitress and in health care. Ruthie was a very outgoing person and loved to talk to anyone that she could strike up a conversation with. She loved the ocean, and enjoyed camping with her family, knitting, crossword puzzles, picture puzzles and garage sales. She always had a dog or a cat to keep her company. Ruthie is survived by her sister, Lorraine Lane; two sons, Ross Bonney of Sabattus and Neil Bonney of Port Charlotte, Fla.; two daughters, Sheila Curley of Bridgton and Marjorie Wilbur of Oakland; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents; and two brothers, Alfred and Richmond Bourgault. There will be a memorial gathering on Friday, July 22, from 2 to 4 p.m. at Dillingham & Son, 62 Spring Street, Auburn. In lieu of flowers, please make donations in her memory to Alzheimer’s Association National Office, 225 Michigan Ave., Floor 17, Chicago, IL 60601.

READFIELD — Suzanne Louise Maddocks Mason, 86, of Readfield died Friday, July 1, 2011 at Maine General Rehabilitation-Glenridge in Augusta. She was born in Augusta on Jan. 4, 1925, the daughter of Dr. Myron E. and Louise (Merrill) Maddocks. After graduating from Cony High School in 1943, she continued to enjoy the friendship of many of her former classmates. Before her marriage to Richard Mason in 1952, Suzanne graduated from Westbrook College in 1946. She was employed as a medical secretary and laboratory technician at the Health Service at the University of Maine in Orono. She also was employed by the state in the forestry and banking departments for a time and also at the State Library. While her family was young, Suzanne served as a Cub Scout den mother, elementary school volunteer and town librarian. She was an exceptional and giving person who will always be missed and never forgotten. Suzanne was predeceased by her parents; and two sisters, Rachel M. Glenn of Pennsylvania and Mary E. Tyson of Bangor; along with several nieces and nephews. She is survived by her husband, Richard, of Readfield; three sons, Richard F. Mason, Jr. of McBane, N.C., John W. Mason of West Kennebunk, and Alan B. Mason of Raymond; a granddaughter; three grandsons; and several nieces and nephews. A graveside service will be held at a later date at the Hallowell Cemetery. Arrangements are in the care of Roberts Funeral Home, 62 Bowdoin Street, Winthrop. Condolences may sent to the family through www. khrfuneralhomes.com Memorial donations may be made in Suzanne’s name to: The American Cancer Society, 170 U.S. Rt. 1 Suite 250, Falmouth, ME 04105 or The Kennebec Valley Humane Society, 10 Pet Haven Lane, Augusta, ME 04330 or The Cat Shelter, 188 Case Road, Winthrop, ME 04364.

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CASCO — Roaine Joyce (Webb) Dion, 44, died June 27, 2011, at Maine Medical Center, Portland. She was born in Montour Falls, N.Y., on Feb. 13, 1967, the daughter of Walter Raymond and Kay Roaine (Dunham) Webb. She attended schools in Virgil (N.Y.), Bucksport, and Caribou, graduating in 1985. She was currently a student at Southern Maine Community College studying New Media. Roaine met and married David Dion on Aug. 18, 1993. Roaine had many hobbies and interests including painting, graphic design, photography, spending time with friends and was a member of the International Order of the Rainbow. She was an avid fan of the Portland Pirates Hockey team and a member of their booster club. She is survived by her husband of 17 years, David Dion of Casco; daughter Karyn and son Jasen, both of Casco; and parents, Walter and Kay (Dunham) Webb. A celebration of life was held on Saturday, July 2, 2011, at Empire Grove Campmeeting, East Poland, with the Rev. Linda CampbellMarshall presiding at the service. A light lunch followed. Arrangements were under the direction and care of Dan & Scott’s Cremation & Funeral Service, 445 Waterville Road, Skowhegan. In lieu of flowers, friends wishing may make donations in Roaine’s memory to: The Dion Children’s Education Fund, P.O. Box 43, East Poland, ME 04230.

Robert C. Sanderson WINDER, GA. — Robert “Robbie” C. Sanderson, 48, of Winder, Ga. passed away suddenly on June 24, 2011. He was the son of Robert L. Sanderson and the late Jean C. Sanderson of Fryeburg. He grew up in his hometown of Fryeburg and joined the Marines after graduating from Fryeburg Academy. After his discharge from the service, he returned home to work for Main Gas. He eventually moved to a warmer climate for 15 years and worked for Amerigas. He was a hard worker and a dedicated and loving father and companion. Some of the things he enjoyed in his lifetime included being a Marine, scuba diving and most of all spending time with his boys. He is survived by his father Robert Sanderson and his stepmother Cammy of Fryeburg; his lifelong companion Jennifer Adams; two sons, Ian and Asher, all of Winder, Ga.; stepsister Stephanie Miller of Conway, N.H.; stepbrother Stephen Carey of Greenfield, NH; uncle Norman Sanderson of Bridgton; and several cousins.  A memorial service will be held at the Pine Grove Cemetery, Fryeburg at a later date at the convenience of the family.  In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Jen’s Friends, P.O. Box 1842, North Conway, NH 03860 or the Maine Heart Association of Maine, 122 State Street, Augusta, ME 04330.  Arrangements are made with Wood Funeral Home. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.woodfuneralhome. org

Rebecca Harriman SEBAGO — Rebecca Harriman, 48, of Sebago died unexpectedly at home on June 26, 2011. Born Aug. 1, 1962 in Portland, the daughter of the late Barbara Miller, Rebecca graduated from Lake Region High School in Naples. She was a devoted mother and grandmother. She enjoyed spending her free time with her family, grandbabies, fishing and hiking. She was an avid player in starting a Parkinson’s chapter in Bridgton. She is survived by her children, Regina Wood of Sebago and Ian Harriman of Portland; brothers Craig Adams of Casco, David Adams of Florida and Jason Miller of New Hampshire; sister Donna Avinger of Florida; and two grandchildren. A potluck celebration of life will be held on July 30, 2011 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Sebago Town Hall, 406 Bridgton Road, Sebago.

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Lucile A. Roakes BRIDGTON — Lucile Amy Roakes, 94, of Bridgton passed away on Wednesday, June 29 at Bridgton Health Care Center. She was born in a taxi cab in Concord, N.H. on June 30, 1916, the daughter of Fred L. H. Bates and Amy Kathleen Bradbury Bates. She graduated from Edward Little High School in Auburn in 1935. She married George A. Roakes on July 18, 1936. Lucile loved cooking and gardening and spending time with her children and grandchildren. She also enjoyed watching and feeding the birds. She was a member of the Alliance Church in Bridgton and she volunteered at Bridgton Health Care Center. Lucile is survived by her children, Richard Roakes of Otisfield, Donald Roakes and his wife Jeannette of Bridgton, Dorothy Smith of Oxford, and Shirley Roakes of Lewiston; 13 grandchildren; 30 greatgrandchildren; 24 great-great-grandchildren; 3 step-great-great grandchildren; two sisters, Arleen Wyse of Florida, and Adelade “Blondie” Jordan of Auburn. She was predeceased by her husband in September of 1988; and a grandson, Warren Smith, in February of 2011. The family wishes to thank the staff at Bridgton Health Care Center and Dr. Erin Wright. Graveside services were held on Saturday, July 2 at 11 a.m. at Brookvale Cemetery on Perkins Ridge Road in West Auburn. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Bridgton Health Care Center, Evergreen Resident Council, 186 Portland Road, Bridgton, ME 04009. Arrangements are under the direction of Raymond-Wentworth/Chandler Funeral Homes, 8 Elm St., Bridgton. Online condolences may be shared with her family at www.chandlerfunerals.com

Wildreth C. Burnell PACE, FLORIDA — Wildreth C. Burnell, 77, formerly of North Sebago, died on June 24, 2011. She was born in Portland, Maine at Maine General Hospital, on Aug. 28, 1933, the daughter of Edwin and Velma Wormwood. She attended local schools in Sebago but did not graduate due to family needs and work. She later earned her G.E.D. at Lake Region High School. She worked for 30 years at Fairchild Semiconductor in South Portland and retired as an executive secretary. After retiring Wildreth volunteered at Lake Region High School and worked with the Foster Grandparent Program. Friends and loved ones alike often called her “Willy.” She loved to cook and prepare meals for special occasions, like Thanksgiving and Christmas. She also enjoyed going out to lunch or dinner with loved ones. Wildreth went camping for many years at Papoose Pond with her husband and grandchildren, and good friends Mike and Evelyn, Carl, and Maggie and David. She enjoyed playing cards and singing while the men played guitars in the evening, around the campfire. She liked to go fishing and snowmobiling and also to a dance on a summer evening. She kept a very clean and neat home and her kitchen was her favorite room. She was an early riser and loved her first cup of coffee in the morning, often accompanied by a good crossword from the paper. An avid reader, she loved a good mystery novel. She had an infectious laugh and enjoyed a good joke or story. One of her favorite sayings was, “I cracked up!” Wildreth was a stylish dresser and was very particular about the way she looked. She was sure to have her “hair done,” on a regular schedule. She always kept cards and letters from family and friends and could not bear to throw one out. She enjoyed all kinds of music and was always eager to hear a new artist. She loved her little dog, “Holly,” who was a close companion for 13 years. With Wildreth, her glass was always, “half full” and not half empty. She loved to receive new pictures of her great-grandchildren and she was an avid “Facebook” enthusiast. Wildreth eventually became a “Snow Bird,” spending her winters in Fla. and returning to spend summers in Maine. Two years ago she moved to Pace, Fla. full-time to live near her daughter. She was a devoted Mother and Grandmother and will be sadly missed by her family and friends. She was predeceased by her husband of 44 years, Austin H. Burnell. She was also predeceased by two sisters, Donna Lee and Sharon Demers. Surviving siblings are: Alston Wormwood of Standish, Waverly Turgo of Portland, and Ronald Wormwood of Scarborough. Surviving children are Austin R. Burnell and wife Kim of Parsonsfield, and Debra R. MacKenzie and husband Dean of Pace, Fla. Surviving grandchildren, Aaron, Daniel, Christopher, and Tara. Surviving great-grandchildren are McKayla, Claire, Morgan, Aidan, Tyler and Jordan; and many nieces and nephews whom she loved. A Memorial Service will be held for Wildreth C. Burnell at the North Sebago Methodist Church, on Rt. 114 in North Sebago, Maine on Monday July 11, 2011 at 12:00 noon. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society. Donations may be made online at: www.cancer.org or by mail to American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718.


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Kezar Lake Memoirs Additionally, they left behind a large amount of written material. Kezar Lake Memoirs is a collection of those writings, which reflect a defining time in Lovell’s history. The population and economy had been in decline for many years and tourism was about to become Lovell’s major industry. The five campers witnessed and documented the growth of hotels and boarding houses and changes in the lake’s usage and the area’s wildlife. They also wrote about the long-lasting friendships they developed and the folklore they heard. Their writings are combined with over 70 images from the Lovell Historical Society’s collection. Those interested in purchasing the book should call the Society at 925-3234 or stop by the Society’s Kimball-Stanford House. The building is open on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. The Society can also be reached by e-mail at lovellhistoricalsociety@gmail.com

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your chance at winning a bike. One child from each grade was chosen to receive a bike and helmet. “This reading program helps every student set goals and work toward achieving them,” said Mason Tom Nolan. “Along the way, kids learn that reading is fun. The Bikes for Books Program is a great way for our lodge to support kids and public education.” The Crooked River Masons want to thank Ernie’s Cycle Shop in Westbrook for providing the high-quality bikes and helmets at a reduced price. The discount allowed them to purchase bikes and helmets for more students. Committed to community service, the Masonic fraternity

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LOVELL — The Lovell Historical Society has just published a new book, Kezar Lake Memoirs, edited by Catherine Ingram Stone. In the summer of 1889, five young men arrived on the shores of Kezar Lake in Lovell. They climbed the surrounding mountains, caught abundant fish, and thoroughly enjoyed “camp life.”     From that year on, they visited Kezar every summer, camping on the islands in the Upper Bay. The composition of the group varied over the years but the primary participants were Arthur P. Stone, William H. Allison, Frederick W. Dallinger, Lewis D. Hill, and William E. Stark. In 1900, they purchased Rattlesnake Island — their preferred camping spot — for $1,000. Over 100 years later, the island remains in their families’ hands, as do the adjoining properties that Stone privately acquired. These men kept extensive records of their early visits to Lovell. Photographs, including those from their first camping expedition in 1889, still exist.

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BALDWIN United Methodist Church (W. Baldwin) Sunday worship 9:30 a.m. Sunday School 9:30 a.m. Congregational Church (E. Baldwin) Sunday service 9 a.m. BRIDGTON Second Advent Christian Church Bible Study Sun. 10 a.m. Prayer Service Sun. 10:30 a.m. Sunday worship 11 a.m. Alliance Church Sunday worship 9:30 a.m. Tuesdays, AWANA, 6 p.m. Wednesdays, MOPS, 9 a.m. Thurs., Teen Group, 6:30 p.m. First Congregational Church UCC Sunday worship at 9 a.m. St. Joseph Catholic Church Sat. Mass 4 p.m. Sun. Mass 8 & 10 a.m. Mon., Thurs., 8:30 a.m. Wed. 6:30 p.m. St. Peter’s Episcopal Church Holy Eucharist Sun. 9 a.m.

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BROWNFIELD Community Church Sunday worship 10 a.m. Sunday School 10 a.m. Friday Bible Study 3 p.m. CASCO Village Church UCC Sunday worship 10 a.m. Sunday School 10 a.m. Webbs Mills Free Baptist Church Sunday worship 10:55 a.m. Sunday School 9:45 a.m. Prayer Meeting, Wed. 7 p.m. Casco Alliance Church Sunday worship 9 a.m. Adult Bible Study 10:30 a.m. Children’s Sunday School 9 a.m. Friday: Youth Group 4 p.m. at Thomas Pond DENMARK Congregational Church Sun. worship 10 a.m. FRYEBURG First Congregational Church Sunday worship 10 a.m. St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church Sunday Mass 8 a.m. Thursday 6:30 p.m. Holy Day 6:30 p.m. First Church of Christ,

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J. B. Concrete Bill O’Brien Poured Foundations 207-647-5940 J. Jones Construction Services Inc. Foundations – Frost Walls Free estimates – Fully insured Call 928-3561 www.jjonesconstruction.com

HAIRDRESSERS

Bridgton Dental Hygiene Care, PA Complete oral hygiene care-infant to senior Victoria’s Hairitage Most dental insurances, MaineCare accepted One Beavercreek Farm Rd 207-647-4125 email: info@bdhc.me (top of Packard’s Hill – Rte. 302) Vicki Crosby Owner/Stylist Fryeburg Family Dental Jessica Zaidman Color Specialist Preventative Dental Hygiene Services 647-8355 19 Portland Street / PO Box 523 207-256-7606 www.fryeburgfamilydental.com Mountain View Dentistry Dr. Leslie A. Elston Cosmetic/restorative & Family Dentistry 207-647-3628 MountainViewDentistryMaine.com

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

ELECTRICIANS All Service Electric John Schuettinger Licensed Master Electrician Residential, Commercial Alarms Bridgton Phone 647-2246 A to Z Electric “The Boss Does The Work” David S. Gerrish, Master Electrician Residential/Commercial/Industrial 30+ yrs. exp., Naples 693-6854 Bouchard Electric Co. Mike Bouchard – Master Electrician Generators All types of wiring Lakes Region 583-9009 D. M. Electric Inc. & Sons Dennis McIver, Electrical Contractor Residential/Commercial/Industrial Licensed in Maine & New Hampshire Bridgton 207-647-5012 J.P. Gallinari Electric Co. Residential - Commercial - Industrial Aerial - Auger - Lifting Service Bridgton 647-9435

Dan’s Construction Homes/cottages/garages Siding/rep. windows/roofing Insured/ references/ 25+ yrs. exp. No job too small – 625-8159

McIver Electric “Your on time every time electricians” 221 Portland Rd, Bridgton 647-3664 www.mciverelectric.net

Douglass Construction Inc. Custom Homes/Remodeling/Drawings 30 years exp. in Lakes Region Phil Douglass, 647-3732 - Jeff Douglass, 647-9543 Sweden Rd. Bridgton

R.W. Merrill Electrical Contractor 24 hour Emergency Service Residential & Commercial Harrison 583-2986 Fax 583-4882

Jeff Hadley Builder New homes, remodels, additions Jerry’s Carpentry & Painting Painting, drywall, roofing, siding Carpenter & General Contractor Kitchens, tile & wood floors Log homes – decks – remodeling Fully insured – Free estimates – 207-527-2552 Fully insured – free estimates 27 yrs. experience 207-583-4460 Northern Extremes Carpentry Custom Decks – Additions J. Jones Construction Services Inc. Remodeling – Free Estimates New Construction – Remodeling Log Hunting and Fishing Camps Roofing – Siding – Decks – Docks Insured Bridgton 647-5028 Free Estimates – Fully Insured Call 928-3561 CARPET CLEANING www.jjonesconstruction.com McHatton’s Cleaning Service Quality Custom Carpentry Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning Specializing in remodeling & additions Fire, Smoke, Soot, Water Jeff Juneau Naples Certified Technicians Bridgton 647-2822, 1-800-850-2822 207-655-5903

Scientist Sunday School 10 a.m. Sunday service 10 a.m. Wednesday Meeting 7:30 p.m. Reading Room, Wed.-Fri. 10-4 Church of the New Jerusalem Sunday School 9 a.m. Family Worship 10 a.m. FRYEBURG HARBOR Bradley Memorial United Methodist Church Sunday worship 10 a.m. Sunday school 10 a.m. Fryeburg Assembly of God Sunday worship 10 a.m. & 6 p.m. Wednesday service, 6 p.m. HARRISON United Methodist Church Bolsters Mills Family worship 8:45 a.m. Sunday School 10:15 a.m. Congregational Church of Harrison & North Bridgton at Harrison Sunday service 9:30 a.m. Seventh Day Adventist Church Sabbath School 9:30 a.m. Worship service Sat. 11 a.m. Prayer meeting Wed. 6-7 p.m. Twin Bridges Pentecostal Church Sunday School 9 a.m.

David K. Moynihan Master Electrician Licensed ME & NH Bridgton 647-8016

HEATING A –1 Thompson’s Services LLC Cleanings and repairs, Boilers Furnaces, Monitors, Oil tanks New installations, 24 hr burner service Licensed and insured 207-693-7011 Bass Heating Oil Burner Service Sales and Installations Waterford (207) 595-8829 Thurlow’s Carpet & Home Center Monitor Heaters Sales & Service Meadow Rd. (Sandy Creek Junction) Bridgton 647-5562, 800-310-5563 www.thurlowscarpet.com

INSULATION Newhall Construction Blown-in insulation Air-sealing – BPI trained Shawn 743-6379 Western Me. Insulation Co. Blown-in or Rolled – 28 yrs. exp. Free estimates – Fully insured 693-3585 – 7 days-a-week

INSURANCE Ace Insurance Agency Inc. Home/Auto/Commercial 43 East Main Street Denmark 1-800-452-0745 Chalmers Ins. Agency 100 Main St., Bridgton Tel. 647-3311 Harrison Insurance Agency Full Service Agency 100 Main Street, Bridgton 583-2222

Dawn’s Lawns & Landscaping 25+ years experience Fully insured Dawn Munn-Latendresse 583-4793

LP GAS Bridgton Bottled Gas LP Gas Cylinders/Service Route 302   Bridgton 207-647-2029 Country Gas, Inc. LP Gas Bulk/Cylinders Box 300, Denmark Tel. 452-2151 Maingas Your Propane Specialist 1-800-648-9189

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

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

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

OFFICE SUPPLIES The Printery General line of office supplies In stock or special orders Rubber stamps - Fax Service - Labels Rte. 302, Bridgton 647-8182

OIL DEALERS Dead River Co. Range & Fuel Oil Oil Burner Service Tel. 647-2882, Bridgton McBurnie Oil/Casco Oil Delivery and Service Denmark, Maine Tel. 207-452- 2151

PAINTING CONTRACTORS George Jones Quality Painters Interior/Exterior – Fully Insured Free Estimates Excellent References 207-318-3245 Gotcha Covered Painting Interior/exterior-deck refinish-powerwash Serving the Lakes Region over 15 years Free estimates Kevin 693-3684 Jerry’s Painting Service Quality Painting – Interior/Exterior Fully Insured – Free Estimates 207-527-2552 Peter Moran Professional painting contractor Interior and Exterior Bridgton 207-332-7966

PET GROOMING Dawg Gone Gorgeous Small dog grooming & boarding 85 Roosevelt Tr., Naples, Me 04055 www.suej-59@hotmail.com 693-4933

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Oberg Insurance Auto, Home, Business, Life 132 Main St., Bridgton Tel. 647-5551, 888-400-9858 Southern Maine Retirement Services Medicare Supplements & Prescription Plans Life and Long-Term Care Insurance 150 Main St., Bridgton 1-866-886-4340

Collins Plumbing & Heating Inc. Specializing in repair service in The Lake Region  647-4436

KENNELS Bridgton Veterinary Kennels Boarding Route 117, Bridgton, Me. Tel. 647-8804

Tuomi Electric Chip Tuomi, Electrical Contractor Residential & Commercial Harrison 583-4728

Wiley Road Kennels Groom & Board Wiley Rd, Naples 207-693-3394

Bonney Staffing & Training Center Temporary & Direct Hire Placements Call us with your staffing needs Rte. 302  Windham 892-2286

LAWN MAINTENANCE Chapman’s Lawn & Yard Works Mowing - Cleanup - Brush Cutting Debris removal – Bark mulch Blaine Chapman 647-5255

A Plus Plumbing & Heating Inc. Plumbing Supplies – LP Gas BBQ Gas Grill Parts & Access. Portland St., Bridgton 647-2029

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Sunday service 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Bible Study Wed. 7 p.m. Trinity Baptist Church (HES gym) Sunday Bible study 9 a.m. Worship Service 10 a.m. Glad Tidings Fellowship Jaynes home, 14 Davids Way Saturday, 7 p.m. HEBRON Church of God Sunday School 10:15 a.m. Sunday service 11 a.m. Evening service 6 p.m. HIRAM Community Church Sunday service 11 a.m. LOVELL United Church of Christ Sunday service 10:30 a.m. Sunday school 9 a.m. Faith Community Church Center Lovell Sunday School, all ages, 9 a.m. Worship service 10 a.m. NAPLES Cornerstone Gospel Church Sunday worship 10:10 a.m.; 6 p.m. Sunday school, 9:30 a.m. Wed. Bible Study/Prayer

LANDSCAPING Clement Bros. Lawn and Landscaping Organic gardening, design/maintenance Creative stonework, property watch 207-693-6646 www.clementbros.com

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

PRINTING The Printery Single Color to Multi-Color Business Cards - Letterheads Brochures - Forms - Booklets Wedding Announcements Rte. 302, Bridgton 647-8182

REAL ESTATE Chalmers Real Estate 100 Main St., Bridgton Tel. 647-3311

Meeting 7 p.m. United Methodist Church of Good Fellowship Sunday worship 10 a.m. Sunday School (adult) 8:45 a.m. Children’s Hour 9 a.m. Evening Vespers Service 6 p.m. Nursery available Community Christian Church (Naples Town Office) Sunday Services 10:30 a.m. Lake Region Vineyard Church (meeting at Lake Region High School) Sunday worship 9:30 a.m. Kids church available during adult service. NORTH CONWAY Lutheran Church of the Nativity Sunday worship 10 a.m. Sunday School, all ages, 9 a.m. NORTH WATERFORD Oxford County United Parish UCC: Stoneham C o n g re g a t i o n a l C h u rc h and North Waterford Congregational Church Sun. Services at North

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Coldwell Banker Lakes Region Properties “At the Lights in Naples” Waterfront, Residential Commercial & Land 207-693-7000 Oberg Agency Residential, Business,Lake Shore Property 132 Main St., Bridgton Tel. 647-5551, 888-400-9858

RUBBISH SERVICE ABC Rubbish Weekly Pick-up Container Service Tel. 743-5417 Bridgton Trash & Rubbish Service Serving Bridgton Weekly pick-ups Tel. 207-595-4606

SELF STORAGE Bridgton Storage 409 Portland Rd 28 units & 4000’ open barn Bridgton 647-3206 JB Self Storage Rt. 5 Lovell, Maine Monthly/yearly secure storage 207-925-3045

SEPTIC TANK PUMPING Bridgton Septic Pumping Free Estimates 647-3356 329-8944 Dyer Septic Septic systems installed & repaired Site work-emergency service-ecofriendly 1-877-250-4546 207-583-4546

SURVEYORS F. Jonathan Bliss, P.L.S. Bliss & Associates Surveying, Land Planning P.O. Box 113, Route 5 Lovell, ME 207-925-1468 Maine Survey Consultants, Inc. Land Information Services P.O. Box 485, Harrison, Maine Off: 583-6159 D. A. Maxfield Jr., P.L.S. Over 10,000 surveys on file Pioneer Surveying & Mapping Services Boundary/topographic/construction surveys Commercial/residential Kenneth Farrar PLS PO Box 368, W Paris ME 04289 674-2351

TOWING Stuart Automotive Free Junk Car Removal 838-9569

TREE SERVICE CARMUR Inc. Logging Specializing in selective cutting House lots cleared 29 years experience – references C. Murphy Silvicultural Tech 647-5061 Q-Team & Cook’s Tree Service Removal-pruning-cabling-chipping Stump grinding-bucket work-bobcat Crane-licensed & fully insured Q Team 693-3831 or Cook’s 647-4051 Toll free 207-693-3831 www.Q-Team.com Rice Tree Service – Sheldon Rice Complete tree service – free estimates Removal-prune-chipping-stump grinding Licensed and insured – Utility and Landscape Arborist Waterford ME – 583-2474

VETERINARY N. D. Beury, DVM Spay/Neuter – Well-pet care North Bridgton For Appointment 583-2121 Bridgton Veterinary Hospital Small Animal Medicine & Surgery Rt. 117, Bridgton, ME 647-8804 Fryeburg Veterinary Hospital Small Animal Medicine & Surgery Route 302, Fryeburg 207-935-2244 Norway Veterinary Hospital Naples Clinic Corner Rte. 302 & Lambs Mill Rd. By Appointment 693-3135 Rozzie May Animal Alliance Low-cost spay/neuter www.rozziemay.org - Conway, NH By appointment 603-447-1373

WELDING Welding Repair Services Aluminum, stainless, steel Tig, mig, brazing, soldering Route 114, Naples 712-3391


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July 7, 2011, The Bridgton News, Page 11D

Predator-friendly program July 14

HARRISON — The ever-popular Chewonki Traveling Natural History Program will return to Harrison Village Library on Thursday, July 14 to present “Predators: The Balance of Nature” at 3 p.m. The program explores some common myths about predators, shows their role in food webs and their importance in maintaining a balanced ecosystem, and presents three live predators to study. This program is free and open to the public, and was designed for ages 8 and up. For more information, please contact the library at 583-2970.

Church services

No. Sebago Methodist Church Sunday worship 10 a.m. Sunday School 10 a.m. Choir practice, Wed. 6 p.m. Church of the Nazarene E. Sebago Sunday School 9:30 a.m. Worship service 10:30 a.m. Wed. Prayer & Bible Study, 7 p.m. SCARBOROUGH Innerlight Church of Spiritualism Gov. King Masonic Hall, Rt. 1 Sunday Healing 10 a.m. Service 10:30 a.m. SOUTH PARIS First Universalist Church Sunday worship 10 a.m. Church School 10 a.m. Childcare provided. Deering Memorial United Methodist Church Worship service 10 a.m. Sunday School 10 a.m. Trinity Lutheran Church Traditional Worship 10:15 a.m. Sunday School 9 a.m. Oxford Hills Friends (Quakers) Meeting at H.O.P.E. Ripley Center 52 High St., So. Paris Sunday worship 9:30 a.m. STOW Baptist Church Morning Worship 11 a.m. Evening Service 6 p.m. Wednesday Service 6:30 p.m. SWEDEN Community Church Services on Sunday at 7 p.m. WATERFORD First Congregational Church UCC Sunday worship & Sunday School 10 a.m. WEST PARIS First Universalist Church Worship service 9 a.m. WINDHAM Faith Lutheran Church Sunday service 10:10 a.m. Sunday School 9 a.m.

BAKER’S HELPER — Home Helper Dog Montana knows how to open a stove, turn on a light switch and fetch a telephone, among other skills.

A new type of home helper dog Assistance Canine Services (ACTS), located in Tuftonboro, N.H., has launched a new Home Helper Dog Program. Home helper dogs are trained dogs that help people with a variety of disabilities or difficulties. These dogs are taught to help their partners in the home with specific difficulties that they might have in their day-to-day living. Home helper dogs are trained in all the same skills as service dogs, but because they are not full service dogs in need of extensive public access training, the waiting list, the application process, the cost, and the team training time for these dogs is generally much shorter.   The need for a dog to help clients at home became more and more obvious to ACTS Executive Director Dorothy Hyde-Williams.  “It’s hard for people to wait for a long time for a service dog. Some people don’t need a dog with public access training. Some people only need help at home,” she said.

Hyde-Williams said that public access training is very involved. “Difficulties with public access will eliminate some forms of service dog work for many of our very well trained dogs,” she said. “These very well trained dogs can now be placed in working partnerships helping someone in need in their home.” Home helper fogs are trained to assist their human partners by fetching things, turning on and off light switches, opening and closing doors, and performing an emergency phone fetch. These dogs can also be trained to perform specific tasks tailored to an individual’s needs. According to trainer Robin Crocker of Center Conway, N.H., “Our first home helper dog placement was a happy accident.” According to Crocker, she met veteran Mark Lawton of Tuftonboro at a local store. He talked about getting an ACTS flunkout. He was not sure he needed a service dog, and he did not want

to wait for one. Crocker realized they might have a dog that could help him with some of his needs at home.  The golden retriever, Luna, was trained specifically for Mark. Mark suffered from post traumatic stress disorder, back injuries, and hearing loss. When Mark’s family called him, he did not come because he could not hear them. Luna was taught to, “find dad,” and bring him back to whoever was calling him. She was also taught to fetch dropped articles for him. His PTSD symptoms were sometimes very unsettling for him, so Luna was taught to “snuggle next to Mark” on command and to gently “sit across Mark’s lap”

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on command. The process of applying for a home helper dog involves an application form, a small application fee, and an interview. As with the service dog placements, home helper dogs are matched with clients based on the personality and needs of each client.    “All our dogs have different strengths and weaknesses,” explained Hyde-Williams. Each dog and client must be a good match so a bond is formed. Eventually that bond turns into a true partnership.   ACTS is a nonprofit organization with a mission to train service dogs for the disabled. ACTS also trains home helper dogs, balance dogs and facility dogs. For more information, visit www.assistancecanine.org or their Facebook page, or call 603-569-9991.

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Waterford Congregational Church at 10 a.m. through the end of August. Choir Practice 9 a.m. NORTH WINDHAM Our Lady of Perpetual Help Saturday Mass 4 p.m. Sunday Mass 8 a.m., 11 a.m. Weekdays 8 a.m. Faith Lutheran Church, ELCA Sunday worship 9:10 a.m. NORWAY First Universalist Church Sunday service 11 a.m. First Church of Christ, Scientist Sunday service 10 a.m. Sunday School 10 a.m. Wednesday Meeting 7:30 p.m. Christ Episcopal Church Sunday Services 8 and 10 a.m. Wed. Eucharist & Healing 9:30 a.m. OXFORD Advent Christian Church Sunday services 10 a.m. Evening worship 5:30 p.m. Sunday School 8:30 a.m. PARIS First Baptist Church Sunday worship 10:30 a.m. Sunday School 9:30 a.m. RAYMOND Village Community Church Sunday service 10 a.m. Sunday school and nursery during service E. Raymond Chapel Sunday service 8:30 a.m. St. Barnabas United Methodist Church Sunday service 11 a.m. Christ Chapel Sunday service 9 a.m. Infant care Sunday School 9 a.m. Lake Region Baptist Church Worship 10 a.m. Bible Study Mondays, 1 p.m. SEBAGO Sebago Center Community Church Sunday service 10 a.m. Sunday School 10 a.m.

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Waterford Parade

Birch Rock Camp was represented well at this year’s 4th of July Parade in Waterford. Two young ladies enjoy a ride in a two-wheel cart drawn by a miniature horse. The annual leaders of the parade marched to the beat of the drum. The Waterford Grange Recycle Team had their “Tin Man” with them. (Stretton Photos)

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