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County officials reach out to the region By Lisa Williams Ackley Staff Writer CASCO — Cumberland County government came to the Lake Region this week, when several department administrators and two county commissioners attended the selectmen’s meeting Tuesday night. Cumberland County Commissioner Susan Witonis, a Casco resident and former selectman here, invited administrators

from various County departments to meet with the selectmen and the public from surrounding area towns July 12 at the Casco Community Center, in her effort to bring County government up close and personal to the rural communities. County Manager Peter Crichton, Sheriff Kevin Joyce and several of his administrators, Emergency Management Agency Director James Budway

and Emergency Communications Director Bill Holmes attended the meeting, as did County Commissioner Richard Feeney of South Portland. “I know it’s been a long time since anyone from the County has been here,” sad Commissioner Witonis, who just took office in January of this year. Witonis then introduced County Manager Peter Crichton who spoke highly of longtime

Casco Town Manager David Morton, saying, “I have known David for 20-plus years, and I have a lot of respect for what he does.” Crichton said he, the three County commissioners and the administrators and their departments “are committed to Cumberland County government to make sure the County and region is vital.” The County Manager

explained that the Cumberland County Charter approved by voters directs that there be five county commissioners, instead of the current three. “There will be greater representation, with five commissioners,” Crichton said. “Cumberland County celebrated its 250th anniversary last year, and we believe the work we do with the communities is the most important job we do.”



Beer gardens safe

When it comes to animals...

By Dawn De Busk Staff Writer CASCO – The town’s animal control officer recommended the Casco Board of Selectmen rope in a couple of rules regarding the unfortunate side of owning animals. The first piece of advice addressed the annoyance of the barking dog. The second, road kill of domestic animals – something that happens less than a dozen times during the year. According to Animal Control Officer (ACO) Sue Fielder, the board would be proactive in adopting a barking dog ordinance. The rule would give animal control more leverage with offenders, she said. Such an ordinance would be two-fold because it would allow the town to collect fees, rather than sending residents to court in Portland. “The fine keeps the money in town,” she said. “Instead of giving them a summons to go to court, I give them a ticket to pay the town. People are more happy with a ticket, rather than having to take a day off to go to court,” she said. “If they don’t pay the fine to

“County government is broad,” said County Manager Crichton. “We have 13 departments, and sometimes it is not well known or well understood, as to what we do.” Crichton said various services provided for and used by local area residents include the Sheriff’s Office, Registry of Deeds, Register of Probate and the District Attorney’s Office,

ONE WAY TO COOL OFF — AJ Scammon of Bridgton found a good way to beat the heat recently by swinging off a


by Dawn De Busk Staff Writer NAPLES — Local beer gardens stand on status quo ground. The Town of Naples will create a formal complaint form, and develop a process for keeping records of those complaints about noise levels and other issues that stem from beer gardens. The Naples Board of Selectmen held public hearings on Monday, and the objective was to bring into compliance those establishments that permit liquor outdoors but hadn’t submitted paperwork for beer gardens. “Now, we are being told from the state that the town has to okay it before the state does. We were going on the assumption the state was okaying the beer gardens, and the town didn’t need to,” Chairman Christine Powers said. By law, each business owner must come before the board on an annual basis to re-apply for a liquor license. At that time, business owners must submit diagrams and descriptions of any outdoor venues where patrons can drink. Also, a public hearing is conducted prior to the board’s vote on the liquor license. Discussions about noise complaint forms were the byproduct of an agenda item two weeks ago, and the topic was revisited on Monday. “The complaints have to be made to the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office. They hold those records,” according to resident Bobbi Cribby, who owns a home near Bray’s Brewpub and Eatery. “The next call should be to your selectmen, whether it’s at 1 a.m. or the next morning. The town has COMPLAINT, Page 8A

There will be a special SAD 61 School Board meeting tonight, Thursday, July 14, at 7 p.m. in the cafeteria at Lake Region Middle School. The School Board will hear from the Leadership Team on possible budget cuts to make to the existing budget. The meeting is open to the public. Twice, voters rejected budget packages put forth by the SAD

61 School Board. Other agenda items include: • 2011-12 School Calendar, first reading; • Appointment of Paul Dembowski as a district-wide maintenance technician, effective Aug. 8, 2011, replacing Bill Shane who has retired; • Appointment of NonTeaching Employees Negotiating Committee.

tree rope into Bear Pond in Waterford. (Photo courtesy of Brad Scammon)

Commercial subdivision proposed

By Gail Geraghty Staff Developers Mark Lopez and Justin McIver have bought 135 acres on Portland Road near Sandy Creek Road and plan to create a four-lot commercial subdivision along the road frontage, with indications that a future commerce park is planned in the back.

No specific tenants were mentioned July 5, when the Bridgton Planning Board tabled a first look at the project because of improper notification of abutters. Board Chair Steve Collins said that although the body of the application was received within the 12 days’ notice required under the subdivision ordinance, the notification to abutters didn’t

occur until nine days before the meeting, thereby falling short of requirements. The board agreed under the circumstances to hold a special meeting to review the plans, and set that meeting for next Tuesday, July 19, beginning at 6 p.m. Lopez, developer of the McDonalds project in Bridgton, and McIver, a local electrician

Getting a second chance at life Gordon McLaren becomes advocate

CREATING MORE PUBLIC AWARENESS — Gordon McLaren has spent the last few weeks manning informational tables regarding organ and tissue donation. Five months after undergoing a liver transplant, McLaren ran in last week’s Harrison Run by the Lake 5K race. (Rivet Photo)

By Wayne E. Rivet Staff Writer HARRISON — Gordon McLaren knows he is lucky to have received a second chance at life. For the past 10 years, Gordon has been living with fatty liver disease. This past December, his condition worsened, resulting in two emergency trips to the hospital. By January, his name was added to the national transplant list. Luckily, a match surfaced shortly afterward. “I’ve been given a second chance,” said Gordon, known for his years of volunteerism, both at his church in Harrison and for the local youth baseball league. “I want to be sure others get that second shot at life, as well.” As he continues his recovery, Gordon has embarked on a public awareness effort concerning the importance of organ and tissue donation. Over the past couple of weeks, Gordon has set up an information booth at blood drives held in Raymond, Naples and Casco, as well as speaking with fairgoers during last week’s Old Home Days in Harrison. Not only is Gordon McLaren talking about organ and tissue donation, he is showing how the transplant has turned his life completely around. Last Wednesday, Gordon joined 123 others who participated in the Harrison Rec Department Run by the Lake 5K. Neither bad weather (a significant downpour) or some lingering doubts could keep the 58 year old from finishing. “I started jogging at the beginning, walked and jogged at the end. I walked that distance before, but not trying to keep up any speed. Even though I finished second to last, it was positive for me because I was able to show people that it has just been five months (transplant Feb. 4) and I was able to get out and do something strenuous,” Gordon said. “I figured it would take me over an hour, but I managed to finish in less than an hour (46 minutes, 47 seconds). I was happy about that.” Crossing the finish line, Gordon felt a sense of accomplishment, “although I really felt I could do it,” he said. SECOND CHANCE, Page 5A

and eco-home builder who is building a new 1,680-squarefoot two story retail/office building on upper Depot Street, have formed Vista Investments, LLC to develop the land. They purchased the parcel, one of the last large undeveloped tracts in the Portland Road commercial district, on June 1 from the Ginn family, which includes Jean Ginn Marvin, daughter of the owner of Ginn Real Estate, 220 Maine Mall Road, South Portland and Innkeeper of the Nonantum Resort in Kennebunkport. The property, currently mostly wooded and undeveloped, runs from the intersection of Route 302 (Portland Road) and Sandy Creek Road to the New England Boat and Recreation site across the street. The two men propose creating a single, new entrance about halfway between the 759 feet of road frontage and developing just over nine of the 135 acres into four commercial lots. The entrance would be within a 60-foot-wide right of way that would bisect the subdivision

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Tremblay’s ‘Name rings’ round up a few husbands

By Dawn De Busk Staff Writer NAPLES — When Rick Tremblay opened his custominscribed ring business, he had no idea it would appeal to a certain sector of the male population: husbands who have lost their wedding bands.

One man had expanded his family since the day he permanently misplaced his wedding band. So, he decided to include not only his wife’s name, but also the names of their three daughters on his new ring. “Several husbands have been happy to get a replacement for a

lost wedding band,” according to Tremblay’s wife, Regina. Meanwhile, another type of customer is the soon-to-be-wed couple. Men who’ve been considering the journey down the aisle have walked away with name rings to match one on the hand of their future mate. In early July, Tremblay set up shop on the Naples Causeway, situating the business, Name Rings by Quality Unlimited, on the lawn near Charlie’s Cafe. The business is open Wednesday through Friday from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., and on the weekends from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. From a wooden booth that he handcrafted, he sells five different styles of rings. What makes the stainless steel rings so unusual is: the customer can decide what is inscribed on the outside of the ring. The customer can choose a name or short message for the world to see. “People can enjoy watching the ring made before their very eyes,” Regina said. She said all five styles are comfortable to wear and include: a silver band edged with gold, a three-layer effect, flat surface, brush effect and plain. “The one that has a brush effect — it shines because of the cut on the band,” she said. Rick said he charges a consistent price: $20 per ring, no

matter how many letters are inscribed on the jewelry. Regina Tremblay described Rick’s business as “quaint and friendly in a covered-bridge style booth” that he built with his own hands. Tremblay’s longtime business is Quality Unlimited, and he does finishing carpentry on a contractual basis. But, he wanted to build upon his income base. He has resided in Naples for one-quarter century, and during those years here, he has brainstormed beginning a business on the town’s Causeway. “I’ve always wanted to do something on the Causeway. With all the renovation being done on the Causeway, I thought now would be a good time,” he said. Tremblay got the idea from his brother-in-law who sells name rings in Florida. Both men had the letter-making tools made for them at a machinery shop in Tennessee, he said. The Naples resident spent about a month constructing the booth that would be his business. He finished the project with the help of friends. Electricity can be run to the wooden structure. On Independence Day, he was working on a ring that said: I (heart — “love”) camp. He said that was a popular seller,

By Gail Geraghty Staff Writer Six years ago, two local cosmetologists who were hip to the A MOOSE’S MORNING is the first of other “storybook trails” texting craze came up with a planned for Bridgton’s Pondicherry Park. (Rivet Photo) name for a new hair salon. It

was based on three letters — N, V, and U. Together they read NVU, based on the notion that if you “envy you, that’s what they’ll do.” Because family needs came

A story is unfolding along the Pondicherry Loop Trail inside Pondicherry Park. Marked by yellow birds, the trail now includes storyboards about a young moose’s morning. “The idea is to tell children about the animals in the area and possibly inside the park,” said JoAnne Diller, who has created a “storybook trail” inside the new town

Love and illustrated by Lesia Sochor. The book is geared toward children ages 4 to 8. “A single morning can be a lifetime of adventure for a baby moose just a few days old. Everything about his world of forest and pond is new and wonderful, and sometimes just a bit scary,” Love wrote in her third story about the lives of wildlife newborns (this book followed A Loon Alone and A Cub Explores). “In one exciting day, the little moose calf in this story learns NVU SALON, Page A about tasty tender leaves, splashy puddles, other moose (huge ones!), hungry coyotes, prickly porcupines and more. What he doesn’t need to learn — because he’s known it from his first breath — is that his mother will always keep him safe.” Love is a former schoolteacher, who resides in Columbia, Md. To access the trail, park behind Renys at the Bridgton Community Center lot off Depot Street. Walk over the Bob Dunning Memorial Bridge into Pondicherry Park. Follow the signs and stay on the Pondicherry Loop Trail. Story pages are posted along the way. The loop is about a half-mile, and will return ENVY YOUR SELF — NVU Salon owner Tammy Reynolds hikers back to the bridge. gives a foil wrap highlight to her daughter Rytel, while coowner Megan Nelson looks on.

NICE RING TO IT — Businessman Rick Tremblay inscribes a ring by using a mallet. Tremblay opened Name Rings by Quality Unlimited in a booth on the Naples Causeway. (Photo by Dawn De Busk)

too, for those people who spend this time of year at one of the camps located on the many bodies of water the area’s geography offers. Whether someone wants to express a sentiment on a

ring, or parents want children’s names wrapped around their little fingers, customers were pleased with the price and the endless choices. “Everybody seems to walk away happy,” Tremblay said.

first, it took six years for their vision to be born. But on June 13, they opened NVU Salon at 316 Portland Road in Bridgton, across from the Paris Farmers Union. “The name is short, sweet, and aimed toward the client,” said co-owner Tammy Reynolds of Harrison, who owns the salon 50-50 with Megan Nelson of North Bridgton. There’s nothing negative about envying yourself, Raynolds said. It’s just a catchy way to draw in clients who want to feel good, look good, and appreciate the help a good hair salon can give them. They both consider it a positive sign that both the name, NVU, and the phone number, 647-UNVU (8688) were still available six years later, when they were ready to make their dream a reality. Both women have many years’ experience working at local salons, and are well known in local

hair styling circles. “I’ve been around forever,” said Reynolds, who graduated from the Maine State Academy of Hair Design in 1994 and once owned Elegance Hair Salon on Depot Street. Her father is Arnold Packard, retired Cumberland County Sheriff’s Department Deputy, now coowner with John Ridlon of Main Street Variety. Nelson graduated in 2001 from Spa Tech, formerly Headhunters in Portland. The two women have worked together for eight years, and are great friends whose minds, said Nelson, are “on the same page.” Everything fell into place this February as they scouted out locations for the new salon. They had three options in mind: buy, lease, or build to suit. The first time they stepped foot inside the 2,000-square-foot space that would become their salon, it was

Storybook trail added to local Park park. “Right now, the story is about a moose. Our hope is to include another story this summer — possibly about a squirrel — and maybe two more this season.” Diller came up with the idea after talking with her friend, Candy Gibbons, who saw a similar effort done at a Yarmouth park. Diller presented the idea to Bridgton Public Library children’s

librarian Annika Black, who in turn was able to land a $200 grant from the local Loon Echo Land Trust. The Trust created an educational fund following a bequest made to LELT by Helen Allen. The storybook trail was also supported by Lakes Environmental Association and Bridgton Books. The first book to be used in Pondicherry Park is A Moose’s Morning, written by Pamela

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one huge, cavernous room that needed a complete makeover. The salon is in an office complex development owned by Steve Zogopoulos. Knowing their timetable of opening for the summer, the task seemed daunting. But they had help. Reynolds brought in her husband Paul Reynolds, a lineman for Central Maine Power Co. who built their house, as well as her brother-in-law. Nelson brought in her boyfriend Josh Hamilton, her brother and her father to help with renovations to the walls, floors, ceiling, lighting and two-tone brown color scheme. “She’s the perfectionist and I’m the visualist,” said Nelson. Everyone worked like madmen, putting up half walls, ripping out office fluorescent lighting in favor of cool-tone bulbs and accent lighting. Paul Reynolds and a friend put down a high-end Pergo floating floor in two days. The women did not try to cut costs by settling for second best; both of them want this salon to be the last move that they make before they retire. The result can be summed up in one word: classy. They tried to do as much local shopping as possible when decorating the salon, and found many local items that fit in perfectly with their decorating scheme. “My style is cozy Victorian. (Nelson’s) is more modern,” said Reynolds. Their clients are treated to a long-stemmed glass of specialty water, like cucumber and lemon water, or hot or iced coffee or teas, upon entering. Hand-painted lettering on the two-tone brown walls evoke the sentiment they seek for their clients: “Be Your Own Kind of Beautiful,” says one. “Wish it… Dream it… Do it…” says another. “Fairy tales do come true,” says a third. To the right is the manicure table, where clients can have their nails shellacked with a new longlasting hybrid nail polish that has to be removed professionally. In the back, two plush brown chairs with lacy pillows are arranged on a raised platform for holistic pedicures. Clients sit like kings and queens surveying their realm as Reynolds, Nelson or their hired cosmetologist, Johanna Huntress, sit on stools massaging their feet and painting their toes. “Business has been fantastic,” said Reynolds. “We’ve had quite a few walk-ins. It has been fairly busy.” Nelson agrees, and goes even further. “I couldn’t imagine it would be as great as I envisioned. The response from the community has been awesome.” She said the clients that have followed them to the new space are impressed by the elegant, upscale atmosphere. “They say this represents you guys so much,” said Nelson. “But at the same time, we want everyone to come in and relax, and pamper themselves.” On the left side are the four spacious hair styling stations where clients are pampered with their favorite cut, color, perm or style. Reynolds said their prices are very competitive, and in some cases lower, than other area salons. They also offer waxing and ear piercing. One of the nicest things about owning their own salon, say the women, is being able to be available to their clients on their schedule. “In the past, I was committed to a certain schedule, now if a client needs me on an evening or an early morning, I can be there. I can work above and beyond,” said Nelson. Reynolds always promised herself she would “go for it” and open her own salon, once her daughter Rytel graduated from high school — which she did this June. Her other child, son Cameron, 14, is helping out in the salon this summer and likes the fact that the building houses a driving school, because he plans to get his license next year. Reynolds has no doubt she’ll still be in the building next year, and the year after that. “This is my last stop,” she said. “I am going to raise this business, and then retire.” The salon’s hours are Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and although they close a few hours early on Friday and Saturday if there are no walk-ins, they are happy to stay later to accommodate clients’ needs. Telephone: 647-UNVU (8688).

CASCO — The annual meeting of the Pleasant Lake and Parker Pond Association will be held on Saturday, July 16 at 9:30 a.m. at the Casco Community Center in Casco Village. The featured speaker will be Scott Williams, executive director of the Maine Volunteer Lake Monitoring Program. He will speak on “An Overview of the Ecology of Pleasant Lake and Parker Pond.” The public is invited. Bring a friend and hear an update on the quality of the lakes and the efforts by the Pleasant Lake and Parker Pond Association to keep them in excellent condition. Coffee and donuts will be served.

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GARDEN VOLUNTEERS — Landmark Human Resources volunteers lend a hand at the Bridgton Community Center’s Community Gardens after the long Fourth of July weekend. The weather conditions that made the long holiday weekend such a wonderful celebration also encouraged better than average growth in the gardens. Tuesday was the first pick of the season, consisting of Maine’s all-time best crop… zucchini. The BCC gardens have been producing for the Bridgton community since 2004 and was originally a youth project. Recently, STANDISH — What is milthe Bridgton Community Center received funding from Communities Putting Prevention to Work a project of PROP to upgrade the gardens, provide new beds, soil amendments, compost foil? What can we do about milstructure, and other enhancements. If you are interested in participating in the gardens, please foil? What shouldn’t we do about milfoil? contact Cathy Pinkham of Cottage Gardens Consulting at 310-4320. Peter Lowell, executive director of Lakes Environmental Association, will answer these questions and more. Visit the Sebago Lake Ecology need from us? Can we arrange school, was built over the depot Center at the intersection of By Gail Geraghty for the property owners to meet around 1949, after The Bridgton Routes 237 and 35 in Standish Staff Writer Bridgton’s chance to host a with you?” he said. Turning to and Saco River Railroad ceased for this free presentation tonight, Thursday July 14, 6:30 to 8 p.m. major tourist attraction, a museum Bridgton’s Director of Economic operations. Bridgton has been talking To register, call 774-5961, ext. celebrating Maine’s turn-of-the- and Community Development century era of the Narrow Gauge Alan Manoian, Shelley asked, about taking over the school 3324 or e-mail sebagolake@ Railroad, may slip by unless town “Have you had any contact” in RAILS, Page A officials become more proactive, the months since museum officials Return of the Rails advocate Bill came to town to tour the site. Manoian, who is in charge of Shelley told Bridgton Selectmen the proposal, said he is “followTuesday. Shelley complained that the ing exactly” the framework for town of Gray has been actively the competition as outlined by courting museum officials in the museum officials. The proposal, competition to host the museum, to have the museum sited on 4.2 while Bridgton has not. Gray, acres of land on Depot Street, the along with Portland and Bridgton, site of the original Narrow Gauge is competing for the chance to host depot, was submitted in March as the museum, with its engine round required, he said. Museum offihouse, turntable and 30 pieces of cials told him a decision would ellia manners, LCPC rolling stock and locomotives cur- be reached by mid-June, and he rently stored at the Portland loca- didn’t hear a thing until Tuesday, LICENSED COUNSELOR tion of the Maine Narrow Gauge when he received an e-mail from bridgton, maine museum official Brian Durham. Railroad & Museum. 207.647.3015 That e-mail asked Bridgton to Gray, which, along with TF brochure available Bridgton, once had a narrow begin the process of “due diligauge line, has offered to have gence” by contacting property museum officials meet with prop- owners along the right of way. “Does that mean we won?” erty owners along the former railroad’s right of way and begin Manoian said he asked Durham. negotiations. They have made the No, Durham answered, it only offer in advance of any decision meant that they needed more $ by museum officials as to which information before making their 5.00 (reg. $750–$20.00) $ choice. site will be chosen. 10.00 Clump Sale (Selected Varieties) Town Manager Mitch “Gray has been very actively courting the Maine Narrow Gauge Berkowitz said Bridgton is someRailroad. They’ve had their eco- what hampered in the competitive nomic development guy sending process in that it doesn’t presarieties two to three e-mails a week,” ently own the project site — the Over 200 sVe from Shelley said. “They took the ini- SAD 61 School District does. The to chiloe suopplies last) OPEN DAILY 9 to 5 through Aug. 7th tiative to say, what else do you Memorial School, once the high (wh

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135 ACRES — at 260 Portland Road on left, across from New England Boat and Recreation, have been purchased by local developers Mark Lopez and Justin McIver, who plan a four-lot commercial subdivision served by a new road.

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and run for 300 feet, connecting directly to the retained acreage. Plans drawn up by Terradyn Consultants of New Gloucester indicate in writing that plans are to use the “remaining land for a future commerce park” behind the four commercial lots, ranging in size from 1.6 to 3.6 acres, Because Collins began the July 5 review with the tabling motion based on improper abutter notification, neither Lopez nor McIver had an opportunity to speak about the plans, and they

could not be reached for comment by The Bridgton News. In their letter to the board, the partners state that access to all four lots will be provided by the new road, and that they are currently seeking an entrance permit from the Maine Department of Transportation. “The entrance has been designed to handle the movements of large trailer trucks, as it is expected that the lot uses will be commercial/retail in nature, as is common along this portion of Route 302.” Each lot will be

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the town in seven days, we have the right to summons them to court,” she said. Fielder provided selectmen with copies of Raymond’s dog ordinance violation fees. She is also contracted by the Town of Raymond which has a fine system attached to its ordinances governing canines. Having a barking-dog ordinance in place “rarely results in writing of a ticket,” Fielder said. “Mostly, it’s just talking to the person with the barking dog and the complainer,” she said, adding ACO Bobby Silcott has written a few, and she has written one in six years. “But, having the ordinance in place means more power behind it,” she said. Also, Fielder advised the selectmen put on the books a policy for how to properly dispose of domestic animals hit by vehicles, and left dead on the side of the town’s road. “With dead animals on the

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property from the town for about three years, but the turnover has been delayed by the need for a Brownfields study of possible contamination from the rail depot. More recently, the turnover has been delayed by SAD 61, which said it might still need the school for a time to house alternative education. However, the district has since decided to house alternative education at the Crooked River School in Casco. “Gray doesn’t have the hoops to jump through” that Bridgton does,” said Selectman Paul Hoyt. Selectman Bernie King said the SAD 61 Board of Directors, at recent meetings, appeared to be “blaming this board for holding things up” in terms of a transfer of ownership. Without owning the property, Bridgton cannot move forward with the museum project. Berkowitz said plans are to ask voters to transfer the property to the Bridgton Economic Development Corporation, as it is that entity that has been created specifically to deal with real estate development proposals. “We’re doing what we need to do, but we need the Economic Development Corporation to step up” and take on an active role in developing the site,” he said.


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Shelley said Bridgton officials need to decide one way or the other whether they really want the Narrow Gauge Railroad to return to Bridgton. “My personal opinion is, I’ve been the one whipping the pony on this all these years. It seems like it’s been gas thrown on a fire. After the proposal goes in, things settle down, and nothing gets done,” he said. “If Gray is courting (the museum), why shouldn’t we be? From what I’ve heard it doesn’t seem like the town wants to put the effort in to get this up and running.” Berkowitz said he appreciated Shelley’s enthusiasm for the project, but negotiations about the competition for the museum and dealing with landowners and the school district should, by rights, be held in executive session because they involve real estate transactions. The board agreed to have Berkowitz and Manoian meet in the near future with SAD 61 Interim Superintendent Cathy Beecher about the status of the Memorial School.

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The corporation has yet to decide what the best use of the site would be, and views the museum proposal as one of several options. Selectman Woody Woodward, a local businessman, said he and Selectman Doug Taft “have an interest in having (the museum) happen” but “at the same time, as great as it sounds, we don’t know if it’s a viable option.” Woodward said it has yet to be determined whether the museum has the financial capacity to construct the historically accurate buildings to house the rail equipment. The plans call for the Depot Street land to be leased to the museum for 10 years, with no cost to the museum for the first five years. The proposal also offers 1,800 linear feet of the original 1883 rail corridor to the museum for use as a functioning rail line for train rides, with a promise to work on the prospect of securing future right-of-way easements to extend the line up to 1.25 miles, as far as Sandy Creek. Woodward said, “We said unless (the museum) can show us it can work, we want to keep our options open.”

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Animal Policy Committee, Town Manager Dave Morton suggested the group pursue its shortterm goals – all of which have no fiscal tag, and deal with the sharing of information on the town’s website. Selectman Tracy Kimball said an orange flag went up when she heard about the idea of posting possible rabid raccoon sightings on the website, where the public could view it. “If you start publishing information on the public website, I‘d be really concerned about creating a rabies panic,” she said. Fielder said she agreed, and the data could be reported, but sent to a private website for animal control officers to determine patterns of wild animals that may or may not be rabid. She added it does no good to create panic about rabies. “I just don’t want a whole bunch of terrified mothers” keeping children inside because of a perceived rabies epidemic, Kimball said.

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side of the road, the town needs a policy. We don’t have to deal with it very often. Five to 10 animals a year,” she said. “But, the town should set a policy for how to take care of it.” Fielder recalled an incident, when she was called to remove a dead animal from a town road prior to the school bus’ route so the children wouldn’t see it. Another time, a cat had been killed on the road, and she was unable to locate the owners. The Raymond Veterinary Hospital cremated the cat’s body at a reduced cost. The majority of Fielder’s time is spent dealing with dogs-atlarge, or animals running loose. She said most lost dogs are found within 24 hours of being reported gone by owner. So, posting missing dogs on the town’s website was not a necessity, and would be a moot point as the family pet might be found before information was posted, Field said. Following a report by the

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(Continued from Page A) “There is no question that the liver is functioning well. Last week, the doctor said I was doing so well that I no longer had to have tests each week, but now just once a month. That was a positive note. I’ve had a couple of positive notes now over the past week,” he said. With good health returning, Gordon McLaren has set out to create more public awareness concerning organ and tissue donation. More than 100,000 Americans are waiting for lifesaving organ transplants and many more wait for donated tissues. On average, 17 people in this country die every day — 6,600 each year — waiting for organ transplant. The reason is simple — a tragic shortage of donated organs and tissues. Over the next several weeks, Gordon plans to keep spreading the New England Organ Bank’s message, “Organ and tissue donation…the gift that keeps on living.” “It means the world to me (the organ donation), like a second life,” he said. A second chance When Gordon McLaren first heard he had cirrhosis, he couldn’t believe it. Then, he received a clarifying statement. The disease was “not due to drinking (alcohol),” but caused by fatty tissue. So, for the past decade, Gordon has monitored his disease by undergoing tests and ultrasounds twice a year. Last September, while working at a SAD 61 school, Gordon was spotting blood. He was immediately taken to Bridgton Hospital, then transported by LifeFlight to Maine Medical Center. A procedure stopped the bleeding, but a short time later, Gordon would again return to the hospital for more treatment. Last December,

Gordon went through two days of evaluation and tests. By late January, he was placed on the national transplant list. “You just don’t know how long it will take to get a new liver. You could be on the list for two weeks or two years. It all depends on your blood type and whether they find a donor that is about the same body size,” he said. Gordon really didn’t feel “too ill.” However, his fianceé noticed that his skin color had changed and he wasn’t standing straight. His life changed on Feb. 3, 2011. “I was quite surprised. It was 7:30 in the evening when I got a call from a surgeon at the Lahey Clinic saying they thought they had found a liver from a gentleman in New York,” Gordon said. “The doctor asked, ‘Do you want it?’ At first, I asked how long did I have to think about it. Yes, you want to have it done, but there is always a chance something might happen if something goes wrong, especially since I wasn’t feeling that bad. I asked my fiancé what she thought. She said, ‘You said yes, didn’t you?’ I just wanted to check to see what she thought, and then called the doctor right back.” Gordon and his grandson were on the road to Burlington, Mass. (to the Lahey Clinic) by 9 p.m. that evening. He thought about the upcoming transplant during the long drive, including the fact that his donated liver was from a 74year-old man from New York. “It really made no difference regarding the age as long as the organ was functioning,” he said. “I would rather have a 74 year old, functioning liver than take a chance on not getting one.” The next morning, Gordon underwent a liver transplant. “The surgeon said the liver was worse off than they expected. My body was going downhill

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• How to sign up. All these states — Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Connecticut — currently offer the ability to signup for organ and tissue donation through the Department of Motor Vehicle license process when you renew your driver’s license. Maine and Massachusetts allow drivers to register as donors online at anytime. When you sign up to be a donor, you are consenting to be an organ and tissue donor. If you wish to specify or limit your donation to a certain type of donation, organ or tissue, use the Donate Life New England Registry ( where you will be given the opportunity to limit your gift as you wish. • Who can donate? People of all ages may be eligible to donate organs and tissues. Your medical condition at the time of death will determine what organs and tissues can be donated. People who have died by brain death criteria, cessation of brain function usually due to a traumatic injury or stroke, can often donate organs and tissue unless there are other reasons for a medical ruleout. Patients who die after the cessation of heart and lung function following a family’s decision to withdraw ventilatory support can also be considered for organ donation — this is referred to as Donation After Cardiac Death (DCD). Tissue donation is different from organ donation in that many more people are likely to be eligible for tissue donation. Tissue can be recovered from donors up to 24 hours after death has been determined by either brain death or cardiac death criteria. • What can be donated? Heart, lungs, kidneys, pancreas, liver, small bowel, bone and associated tendons, blood vessels, heart valves, skin and corneas. • Why aren’t there enough organs to meet the need? Over time, transplants have become more successful and more people have been added to the national waiting list. However, the numbers of donors has not grown as fast as the number of people that need organs and tissue. Every day, 18 people in the United States die waiting for organ

transplants. Every 11 minutes another person’s name is added to the list of thousands who await lifesaving organ transplants. Currently, there are over 101,000 total patients waiting for a transplant in the United States. Thousands more await life enhancing tissue transplants. • Funeral arrangements. If I donate, will my body be disfigured so that I won’t be able to have a normal funeral? Donated organs and tissues are removed surgically. Careful attention is made so that an open casket funeral is still an option if that is the person’s choice. You can still receive a traditional burial or cremation if you donate. • Is there a cost to donate? Organ and tissue donation is completely free. A donor’s family is not charged for donation. Who pays for transplant surgery? Most transplants are paid for by private health insurance, Medicare or Medicaid programs. Patients can get detailed information from their physicians or health insurers. • Organ and tissue donations are gifts for living. One donor may help many people who are waiting for organ and tissue transplants. A kidney transplant can save a life and free the recipient from dialysis — treatments that can take from 12 to 15 hours a week. A pancreas transplant can free a diabetic from daily insulin injections. Heart, heart/lung, lung and liver transplants are nothing less than lifesaving. Cornea transplants restore lost sight. Bone transplants are used to repair joints and save limbs threatened by cancer. Donated skin provides a temporary covering and protection from pain and infection for burn victims and may be used in certain cosmetic applications. Donated heart valves are used in reconstructive procedures for those whose lives are threatened by disease or malfunctioning valves. Saphenous veins are used in reconstructive procedures and help avoid amputation. Source of the above information was the New England Organ Bank website, ww.neob. org

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These items appeared on the Bridgton Police Department blotter (this is a partial listing): Tuesday, July 5: 10:45 a.m. A resident of Brickyard Hill Road requested assistance with a flying squirrel and was referred to the Maine Warden Service and/or the Animal Damage Control Officer. 12:50 p.m. A wallet was found at the Big Apple store on Main Street and turned in to the police station. 6:22 p.m. No injuries were reported, when a 2007 Volvo UT

XC operated by Julie-Anne Tanner, of Shapleigh, collided with a 2001 Hyndai Elantra operated by April Cross, of Bridgton, in the parking lot at Highland Lake Beach on Highland Road. Wednesday, July 6: 7:48 a.m. A caller reported an injured deer in a field off North High Street and a wildlife specialist was notified. 6:30 p.m. The Bridgton Fire Department responded to a possible electrical fire at a Walker Street residence after the homeowner

reported that lightning struck the house and caused sparks to come out of the outlets. The house was checked with a thermal imaging device and nothing was found. Thursday, July 7: 9:15 a.m. No injuries were reported, when a 2001 Nissan Sentra operated by David MacFarland, of Bridgton, struck a deer on North High Street. At 9:39 a.m., Linda Allen, of Norton, Massachusetts, called to report that she had been involved in a motor vehicle accident with the same deer while operating her

By Lisa Williams Ackley Staff Writer PORTLAND — A Cumberland County Superior Court grand jury indicted a 26-year-old Naples man last week in connection with the shooting of his nine-year-old nephew in Naples in May. Daniel McGill was indicted July 8 on felony counts of elevated aggravated assault (Class A), aggravated assault (Class B), reckless conduct with a weapon (Class C) and assault on a law enforcement officer (Class C). He could face up to a maximum of 30 years in prison if convicted of the elevated aggravated assault charge and up to 10 years in prison if convicted of the aggravated assault charge. The other alleged crimes on which McGill stands indicted

each carry a maximum sentence of up to five years in prison. McGill has remained incarcerated at the Cumberland County Jail since his arrest in mid-May, with bail set at $250,000 single surety or $100,000 cash. According to police, McGill told them he was shooting at squirrels in the yard of the house at 409 Lamb’s Mill Road in Naples he shares with his sister and her son around 5:30 p.m. on May 19 when he accidentally shot his nephew. A pellet from a .177-caliber pellet gun lodged in the front of Gavin Gilmore’s brain causing a life-threatening injury, police said. The boy was later released from Maine Medical Center in Portland where he received treatment for his injury.

Captain Jeff Davis said that when deputies arrived on the scene of the shooting, McGill “appeared to be extremely intoxicated” and allegedly became combative with Sergeant Josh Potvin, as Potvin attempted to speak to McGill. Davis said Sgt. Potvin sustained a laceration on his hand when he and McGill became involved in a physical confrontation as Potvin attempted to retrieve the pellet gun from McGill. McGill also had minor injuries to his facial area, according to Capt. Davis. The boy’s mother, 34-yearold Bevin Greer, was reportedly inside the residence on Lamb’s Mill Road at the time of the incident but did not observe the shooting, police said.

FRYEBURG — The following is a partial listing of incidents handled by the Fryeburg Police Department from July 4 through 10, 2011: Monday, July 4: 12:26 a.m. A police officer performed a traffic stop on Main Street and arrested Jeremy A. Davis, 28, of, Grafton, N.H., for operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of an intoxicant. 8:47 a.m. A police officer responded to a report of theft at the Fish and Game Road landing on Lovewell’s Pond and a report was taken. Tuesday, July 5: 9:30 a.m. Fraud was reported on Annex Road and a report was taken. 11:25 a.m. A 9-1-1 hang-up call on Lovewell’s Pond Road was taken care of by the responding police officer. 10 p.m. Police responded to a domestic disturbance on Lovewell’s Pond Road and arrested Herbert M. Pendleton, 39, of Fryeburg, and charged him with one count of domestic violence assault. Pendleton was transported to the Oxford County Jail in Paris.

Wednesday, July 6: 3 p.m. A 22-year-old man from Center Conway, N.H., was issued summonses for speeding 30 miles per hour or more over the posted speed limit, driving to endanger and failing to stop for a police officer, following a traffic stop on Portland Street. 5:40 p.m. A police officer responded to a motor vehicle accident on Main Street and a report was taken. Thursday, July 7: 2:05 p.m. A motor vehicle accident occurred on Portland Street and a report was taken. 10:29 p.m. A motor vehicle accident on Lord’s Hill Road in Denmark was referred to another law enforcement agency. Friday, July 8: 2:57 p.m. A police officer took a report of fraud on Ice House Road. 3:44 p.m. An officer responded to a report of a suspicious item on Woodland Street. 5:30 p.m. David G. TorresOnisto, 31, of West Hartford, Conn., was charged with drinking in public on Swan’s Falls Road. 10:50 p.m. A police officer

responded to a report of suspicious activity at a campground on Route 5 where an arrest was made with no specific information provided. Saturday, July 9: 12:13 a.m. A motor vehicle stop at a campground off Route 5 resulted in the arrest of a subject for an unspecified offense. No further information was available. 10:25 a.m. A motor vehicle accident on Smith Street was investigated. 2:38 p.m. Five subjects were arrested and charged with alleged liquor law violations. No further information was available. 4:40 p.m. A report of criminal mischief on the Saco River was investigated. 5:20 p.m. A motor vehicle accident on Main Street (Route 5) near Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Church was investigated. 7:45 p.m. Six subjects were arrested at a campground off Route 5 and charged with various liquor law violations. 11:05 p.m. A police officer investigated an unspecified complaint at the American Legion Hall on Bradley Street.

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2006 Toyota Matrix. 10:29 a.m. No injuries were reported, when a 2007 Honda Pilot operated by Jeffrey Viel, of Amherst, collided with a 2006 Ford F-150 pickup truck operated by Richard P. Curto, of Stamford, Conn., at the intersection of Middle Ridge and Chadbourne Hill Roads. 11:31 a.m. No injuries were reported, when a 1998 Ford Windstar operated by David E. Butler, of Summerville, S.C., collided with a 2006 Chevrolet Equinox operated by James Knox, of Bridgton, on Alpine Road. 4:47 p.m. A caller reported several gun shots in the area of Malcolm Road by Pond Road. The dispatched could hear the shots fired over the phone. The responding police officer had negative contact and heard nothing. Friday, July 8: 8:27 a.m. A brand new electric scooter that was a present for the caller’s grandson was reportedly stolen on the grandson’s birthday from a Plummer’s Landing residence. The caller told the dispatcher they “think it might make a parent wonder if they see a new scooter their child has as to where it came from.” 4:35 p.m. A caller reported a suspicious subject, namely “a male in a cemetery on Middle Ridge Road with a metal detector and small shovel digging around in the cemetery.” The responding police officer had the male subject move along. 5:33 p.m. The theft of $82.62 worth of gasoline was reported from a gas station on Main Street, after the operator of a white SUV drove off without paying. 8:33 p.m. A male subject was reportedly taking pictures of young female workers at a business on Portland Street. The responding officer could not locate the subject. 9:19 p.m. A caller reported loud noise coming from a Thompson Road residence, and the responding police officer issued a warning to the subjects there for disorderly conduct. 10:36 p.m. A caller reported that the windshield of her son’s pickup truck was struck with something while he was traveling along Portland Road (Route 302) near Macdonald’s Motors. Saturday, July 9: 10:09 a.m.

An employee reported a woodchuck at Stevens Brook Elementary School that had been “scratching at the door.” The Animal Damage Control Officer was notified. 11:34 a.m. A caller reported a tree on wires and on fire by South Bay Road and Loon Lane. The fire was extinguished, but there was no power, after a loud explosion was heard. 5:13 p.m. A caller from North High Street requested to have an officer come and check their roof because they believed “a plane that went over dropped some of its waste matter on his roof.” The responding police officer informed the homeowner that it was “not waste material (but) is vomit and there was no damage to the residence — just needs to be rinsed off with a hose.” 9:05 p.m. A caller reported loud subjects drinking and fighting at a parking lot near the boat launch on Powerhouse Road. Sunday, July 10: 1:21 a.m. Jesse J. Walsh, 38, of Bridgton, was arrested and charged with operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of an intoxicant, following a traffic stop on North High Street by Quarry Road. Walsh was released on personal recognizance bail. 3:51 p.m. Two Bridgton police officers performed a radar detail on North Bridgton Road and issued warnings for expired inspection stickers, speeding and seatbelt violations and issued summonses for an expired driver’s license and an expired inspection sticker. 4:12 p.m. A caller from the Bridgton Health Care Center requested to have a porcupine removed and the Animal Damage Control Officer was notified. 5:04 p.m. Minor injuries were reported, when a 2005 Chevrolet Malibu operated by Katelyn Thurston, of Lewiston, collided with a 2011 Toyota Highlander operated by Neil L. Fishman, of Freeport, on North High Street by the Town Hall. 7:40 p.m. Three callers from North Bridgton reported a power outage. It was due to a blown transformer, and Central Maine Power was en route. Monday, July 11: 9:05 a.m. An employee at a gas station on Portland Road reported the theft of $15 worth of gasoline, after the

person who pumped it drove off without paying. 2:40 p.m. Ashley S. Morales, 25, of Bridgton, was issued a summons for illegal attachment of motor vehicle registration plates, following a traffic stop on Highland Road. 4:13 p.m. A caller reported “a male at the (Highland Lake) beach again taking photos of the kids.” The responding police officer advised the male subject taking photographs that this was not the first complaint about him and the officer informed Dispatch that the male subject “is not going to do it there anymore.” 7:20 p.m. A caller reported a male subject in front of a store on Main Street who was talking to himself and “hollering at everyone” and the caller wanted the subject removed. The responding police officer advised the man to leave and issued him a trespass notice. 8:49 p.m. A woman called to report that her vehicle had a flat tire in the parking lot at Main and Bacon Streets and there was a “male acting strange” and “gesturing and hollering at people and getting in to the roadway.” The woman stated the male subject “came up to her car and was just standing there.” The responding police officer found it to be the same subject that was bothering people at a store on Main Street earlier in the evening and moved the subject along and issued him a trespass notice. Tickets: During this reporting period, police issued 12 summonses and 45 warnings. Correction: The report in the June 30, 2011 edition of The Bridgton News should have stated that Bridgton Police responded to a report of criminal mischief at a residence on South Bridgton Road at 8:45 a.m. on June 28 and arrested Steven Blakeley, 27, of Bridgton. He was arrested on outstanding warrants charging him with failure to pay fines for previous convictions for burglary, criminal mischief, theft by unauthorized taking or transfer and criminal trespass. Blakeley was transported to the Cumberland County Jail in Portland where he was later released on bail. The information was incorrectly reported by The Bridgton News.


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Naples to draft complaint process (Continued from Page A) a large role in this.” Powers said that the board and town officials are learning about the protocol for liquor license holders to legally expand beer gardens, and how to provide a process for complaints connected to the beer gardens. “We are getting educated about this, too,” Powers said. “We didn’t have a formal complaint process. We will now.” Along with pledging to move forward with an established complaint process, the board planned to invite State Liquor License Inspector Larry Sanborn to a future meeting (most likely in September) to answer questions about liquor licenses. Business owners as well as residents living near drinking establishments agreed an official and consistent complaint process could be beneficial. The owner of Redneck Lounge, Sid Shane, asked if business owners could be kept abreast of complaints coming in from the community. “If it is a small issue, we could fix it. I still think we should be allowed to. I’ve had noise complaints, and gone to the homes all around my bar, gone down the roads,” Shane said. “If there is a problem I need to know sooner than later.” Shane added that he didn’t want to hear about a noise complaint a year after it occurred, when applying for his liquor license, and have to try to remember what happened on that particular date. Naples resident Sam Merriam lives in the neighborhood near Bray’s. He said year after year, noise complaints made by residents were not mentioned during the liquor-license application process. “It casts doubt among us how record keeping was going on. We began to lose faith that complaining does any good,” he said. “Perhaps, the town manager could address the person who complained, saying that establishment was notified. It would give confidence back to the person who is complaining, and allow the business to make changes.” Merriam said he wanted local businesses to be successful, but a good night’s sleep is required for him to be successful at his job with Great Northern Docks. “We are just not getting blissful sleep during their moneymaking season,” he said. “It’s an old issue for private neighborhoods that are close to businesses,” Cribby said. Cribby encouraged her neighbors to be more proactive

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this summer in making complaints about noise levels that are a direct result of drinking establishments. She suggested filing complaints not only about beer gardens, but about the closing-time crowd that increases outdoor noise levels. “A business has a responsibility on their premises at closing time,” Cribby said. “That’s part of being a good neighbor. The selectmen of our town can do more for public welfare.” “It’s my understanding that the town, the municipality, can make the decision how late an exterior (outdoor) bar can serve liquor,” added Cribby, who had a phone conversation with Sanborn. “He (Larry Sanborn) said don’t mistake that the noise piece has to be addressed. This is summer number 10 for us. At 2 and 3 in the morning, children are waking. The town has total decision-making power as to whether an outdoor bar serves after 10 at night.” Cribby owns a home in the residential area near Bray’s Brewpub and Eatery, an establishment which features a beer garden and has existed in town for 10 years. She bought her property in 1979. Bray’s has an outdoor liquor license and has a bar located outside, as opposed to other establishments in Naples that allow customers to carry drinks purchased indoors to an enclosed out-of-doors site. Both Bray’s and Tail of The Lake had submitted sketches of beer gardens earlier this year when each business re-applied for its liquor permit. Monday’s public hearings were for the following businesses: Redneck Lounge, Black Bear Café, the Galley and the American Legion. Previously, when those establishments applied for liquor licenses, outdoor drinking space was not addressed. The board unanimously approved all four liquor license amendments.

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CUMBERLAND COUNTY OFFICIALS — attended the Casco Selectmen’s meeting July 12. From left, are: County Commissioner Richard Feeney, Emergency Communications Director Bill Holmes, and Emergency Management Agency Director Jim Budway. (Ackley Photo)

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(Continued from Page A) among others. “We’re all very committed to this county, this community and the Lake Region,” Crichton said. The election of two new county commissioners will take place this November via referendum, according to Crichton, and the two new commissioners will begin serving their terms in January, 2012. Asked how the two new districts were determined, Crichton explained that the towns in the newly-mapped districts “had to be contiguous and the populations had to be about the same.” “A lot has to do with population,” Crichton stated. Commissioner Witonis said that the district she currently serves encompasses 15 communities totaling 93,000 citizens. She will represent 10 communities and serve about 56,000 residents, with the new setup of five districts instead of three. Cumberland County Sheriff Kevin Joyce explained that he oversees both the Cumberland County Jail and the Sheriff’s Office with its patrol division, criminal investigation division and civil service component. Sheriff Joyce said the Cumberland County Jail has 190 employees and averages about 425 inmates, some of whom are federal prisoners that the County receives money for to board them. The Sheriff’s Office has 52 patrol deputies in 14 communities including administrators, Joyce said. Some other services provided include school resource officers and marine patrols in coastal communities. The Sheriff’s Office also has one of its deputies contracted out to the Cumberland County District Attorney’s Office specifically to handle domestic violence investigations, according to Joyce. The Detective division has 10 employees, including a polygraphist and two property and evidence technicians, said Sheriff Joyce. There is also an undercover officer who works on drug cases. “The rest are in the patrol division,” Sheriff Joyce said. The sheriff said he would explain the answer to the question of,

“How does Casco figure in to County patrols?” Through the county tax assessment, Casco shares two deputies with several other communities including Raymond, Harrison, Sebago and Baldwin. Towns that contract with the Cumberland County Sheriff’s office for more specific coverage include Harrison, Harpswell and Standish, according to Joyce. Calls for service for the Town of Casco in 2009 were 2,407, 2,711 in 2010 and 1,362 so far in 2011. “The cost of service had gone up in 2009 and 2010, and we’re trying to keep it the same for 2011,” Sheriff Joyce stated. “I have provided a list of what types of crimes we respond to in Casco,” said Joyce. “There were 103 disturbances (in 2009) — there are a fair amount of disturbances up here. There were 473 traffic violations (in the same time period).” Sheriff Joyce proudly announced that his department has initiated the use of COMSTAR, or the Computer Oriented Mapping, Utilizing Statistical Tracking, Accountability and Response computer software program that provides important statistical data to help administrators and supervisors make better staffing decisions to more effectively deter crime. Joyce said the new COMSTAR computer software allows the Sheriff’s Office to say, ‘Look, this is what’s occurring, and how can we solve it?’” The sheriff used the hypothetical example of having the data show there are have been a “rash of burglaries in Casco that seem to be happening at night.” “We can solve a lot of crime, if we put the push on and blitz an area,” Joyce said. “This allows us to be proactive rather than reactive,” said Sheriff Joyce of the new COMSTAR software. “It also helps us determine where we want to spend our resources to get the biggest bang for our buck.” “This side of Sebago Lake requires a lot of our resources,” Sheriff Joyce said. “I do have the luxury of working with 250 of the finest people in the criminal justice arena,” the sheriff stated. Emergency Communications for Cumberland County are overseen by Director Bill Holmes who has worked for the County for 30 years, with the last 10 of those as head of the Cumberland County Regional Communications Center. “Last year, we handled over 20,000 9-1-1 calls,” Holmes said. He explained that the CCRCC has a board of directors and answers to the commissioners and the county manager. Town Manager Morton said, “The town has saved about $25,000 every year, since joining the CRCC, over what it was costing us before (through Naples Dispatch).” Cumberland County Emergency Management Agency Director James Budway said he has been in his post for four years now. Budway said of the Cumberland County EMA, “We’re a small department comprised of seven personnel — a director, a deputy director and five planners.” The County EMA serves as the focal point for disaster mitigation, preparation, response and recovery. Types of natural disasters the EMA handles include flooding, spring and storm water runoff, sever winter storms, wildfires, sever summer storms and hurricanes. Other disaster scenarios the EMA deals with include accidental spills and leaks, explosions, building collapses and truck, train and aviation accidents, according to Budway. “I spend a lot of my time doing planning, and the people who work with me are planners,” said Budway. He said his agency has numerous state and federal resources to call upon, during major emergencies.

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32nd annual Chickadee Quilt Show a big success

QUILTING FROM A YOUNG AGE — is 13-year-old Bethlehem Marshall, of Denmark, shown here with a quilt she made that was on display at the Chickadee Quilt Show at Stevens Brook Elementary School in Bridgton this past weekend. (Ackley Photo)

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David. The fourth one I made was for my cousin.” Asked who will receive the quilt she displayed at this year’s quilt show, Bethlehem smiled and said, “I’m not sure — it might be for me!” Will she keep making quilts? “I’ll try to,” said Bethlehem. “I’ll be a freshman at Fryeburg Academy, this year. So far, I’ve been home-schooled, and I’ve had time to make quilts.” Yet, though she knows she will be busy with schoolwork and activities throughout high school, Bethlehem said she would like to continue quilting. “I definitely do like doing this,” she said.

Astra also made another quilt using pastel bandanas that had the older look because Bandana Betty was really Sunbonnet Sue wearing bandanas. Virginia Denison of Harrison purchased some feed sack fabric already cut into points at a yard sale. She made Star Flower using the old fabrics appliquéd to muslin in a small wall hanging. There were several quilts with the rustic look, perfect for a Maine camp or cabin. Carol Wright of Brownfield used a pattern called Hidden Stars designed by Pam and Nick Livitatt to make her quilt Pine Creek, which featured pinecone fabrics. Carole Hicks made Bears Under Their Paws, which had a landscape block in the center and included black bears and the landscape was surrounded by bear paw blocks made with homespun fabrics. Her husband Charles made a large quilt with stars and a few blocks with rustic prints, mostly in brown tones. QUILT SHOW, Page B

Quilt Show winners

Here are the prize winners in the Chickadee Quilt Show 2011: Men’s Large Choice — The Garden Club, Lorna Goodwin of Bridgton Women’s Large Choice — The Garden Club, Lorna Goodwin of Bridgton Men’s Medium Choice — Morning on the Mountain, Diane Haberle of North Carolina, submitted by Ruby Lee Women’s Medium Choice ­— Who Put the Bumblebee in My Kaleidoscope? by Cindy Who Put the Bumblebee in My Kaleidoscope? by Cindy Irving Irving of Naples Vendor’s Choice — won Women’s Medium Choice. Untitled #7, Julie Dumont of Paris Men’s Small Choice — Crawford Notch, Betty Rogers’ Group of Conway, N.H. Women’s Small Choice — Crawford Notch, Betty Rogers’ Group of Conway, N.H. Hand-Quilted Large — Grammy’s Love, Bernadine Pollock, submitted by her daughter Shirley Hoeman of Naples Hand-Quilted Medium — Words for Tara, Connie Paterno Hand-Quilted Small — Field of Daisies, Kathy Terhune of Naples Children’s Choice — Stack N Whack, Bev Harmon of Bridgton Chickadee Challenge — Ruffled Butterfly, Susan Rock of Bridgton Other Category — By the Sea, Patty Sawyer of Waterford Chickadee Choice — Patriots ’N Petticoats, Chris Lowell of Bridgton Raffle Quilt Winner — Walk in the Maine Woods, Eileen and Frank Russo of Patriots ‘N Petticoats by Chris Lowell won the “Chickadee Bridgton Choice” prize.

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ested in quilting,” Bethlehem said of Mari. “She gave me a pattern, and I did my first two quilts by hand — the first one when I was 10, and the second one when I was 11.” How long did it take Bethlehem to complete her first quilt? “The first one took almost a year,” said Bethlehem. “It went slowly — I did it piece by piece, sometimes doing three squares a day, or just one a month. Then, I did a quilt for my sister, Grace, which was my first one done by machine and another one for my brother,

was adapted and redesigned by Gloria Cadman to be a window quilt for a cold spot at her home. Many people were seen admiring this window treatment, and maybe we will see more of next year. The thirties and forties look was quite popular at this year’s show. Astra Warren’s friend had found some Dresden plate blocks in the attic wrapped in tissue. Astra put it all together with pale blue sashing and quilted it. Lucille Parker resurrected a Dresden plate quilt that was going to go in the trash. Lucille also set the quilt off with pale blue. Carol Hicks made a bed runner with Dresden plate blocks. Bed runners are a new trend, a colorful item to put at the foot of your bed to coordinate with your comforter and not as much work as a big quilt. Julie Dumont of Paris made a quilt using Qbot software to design her quilt. It had hundreds of little pieces and had the look of an older style quilt. Her quilt was the Vendor’s Choice.


By Lisa Williams Ackley Staff Writer Bethlehem Marshall of Denmark has been quilting since she was 10 years old. She enjoys making quilts for people she loves and cares about. “I started when I was 10, and this is my fifth quilt,” she said, during a break at the Chickadee Quilt Show on Saturday. Now 13, Bethlehem was inspired to take up quilting by Mari Hook, an artist from Denmark who is also Bethlehem’s neighbor. “She wanted to get me inter-

By Joanne Sullivan Special To The News The 32nd annual Chickadee Quilt Show is now history. The beautiful felt award butterflies were made by co-chair Chris Lowell. On Friday evening at the Chickadee preview show members selected Chris’ Patriots ‘n Petticoats as their choice or favorite. They also selected Susan Rock’s Ruffled Butterfly as their favorite in the challenge contest. The butterflies were flying at the café and had flown earlier in the week at the Fourth of July parade. Lorna Goodwin’s Garden Party was two years in the works and it showed. It featured peach and turquoise, with an off-white background. There was much very precise machine appliqué and machine embroidery. It was admired by many as it was the men’s and women’s choice. These techniques are becoming more popular as time goes on. Café Ole French Braids designed by Jane Hardy Miller

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Music invigorates Art in the Park

Three different musical styles will offer their sound to the Bridgton Art Guild’s annual Art in The Park this year at Shorey Park on Saturday. Heather Pierson is a singer-songwriter who has made several CDs of her own music. She has become well known in the area for her expressive voice and great piano playing. Look for her new CD, “Make it Mine.” The Skylark Jazz Ensemble plays jazz standards made famous by singers like Ella Fitzgerald and Billie Holiday and also blues and some original pieces. The band features the rich, soulful voice of Janet Gill and has been playing in the local area for the last couple of years. She is joined by Carol Rhoads, Bob Wallace and Carl Harbourt. The Bunch of Old Hippies plays classic rock and original folk-rock music. They are well known in Norway as the house band at Tucker’s Pub.

Now that the loons have very lovingly flown the coop from the Loon Auction at Gallery 302, everyone is invited on Saturday, July 16 for the eighth annual Art in the Park at Shorey Park. Over 55 artists and local nonprofits will display their creations and offer helpful information. There will be something for everyone. Twelve photographers present their work including local Maine scenes, local fauna and flora, color and black and white, creative digital pieces, aerial photography and much more. Sixteen painters will have paintings ranging in size from small to large in watercolor, oil, acrylic, gouache, and pastel. Seven jewelers stand ready to show you their work in a variety of mediums. Seven artists who work in fine crafts will have original pieces in wood, fiber, fabric, glass, sculpture, and pottery. CONDUCTOR CHRIS RAMAEKERS will lead the Encore/Coda Chamber Orchestra in a special benefit concert for Lakes Printmaking, caricatures, and Environmental Association on Monday, July 18 at 8 p.m. at Deertrees Theatre in Harrison. (Photo by John Lacko) ART, Page B

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HARRISON — You won’t want to miss the spine-tingling start of Mozart’s Overture to Don Giovanni at the Encore/Coda Chamber Orchestra concert at 8 p.m. on Monday, July 18 at Deertrees Theatre in Harrison. “The overture is really great,” says conductor Christopher Ramaekers. “It starts with a big chord — D minor — that’s supernatural and eerie, but after the intro it becomes a fast and happy piece.” The concert, which is a benefit for the Lakes Environmental Association in Bridgton, also includes a rare opportunity to hear Ottorino Respighi’s Ancient Airs and Dances, Suite No. 1, and then concludes with Ludwig van Beethoven’s Symphony No. 8, which the composer fondly called “my little Symphony in F.” Ramaekers, who conducts the Orchestra of St. Vincent’s, the Ravenswood Community Orchestra and the Hyde Park Youth Symphony in Chicago, is back for his second season at Camp Encore/Coda in Sweden. The orchestra includes professional musicians from Camp Encore/Coda’s faculty and staff, as well as SKYLARK JAZZ ENSEMBLE will perform during the talented young performers. The proceeds go to LEA, a private, nonprofit organization that Bridgton Art Guild’s annual Art in the Park. Ensemble memprotects the water quality and watersheds of the Sebago-Long bers include Carl Harbourt (percussion), Carol Rhoads (keyLake Region. board), Bob Wallace (bass) and Janet Gill (vocals). Ancient airs and dances: Suite No. 1 was composed in 1917,

and was based on Renaissance lute songs. Respighi, who died in 1936, was an Italian composer whose best known work was Pines of Rome, Ramaekers said, which is part of his Roman Trilogy. Beethoven’s Symphony No. 8 was one of only two (along with Symphony No. 6) that he wrote in F major. The Sixth was more popular, Ramaekers said, but Beethoven always thought the Eighth, in which he “took a surprisingly classical approach,” was better. Ramaekers also is music director of the New Music Project in Kalamazoo MI, and has appeared with such contemporary music ensembles as the Palomar Ensemble, Ensemble Dal Niente, and the Chicago Opera Vanguard. As a guest conductor, Ramaekers has conducted the Kalamazoo Symphony, North Shore Chamber Orchestra, the Alice Millar Brass Ensemble and Chapel Choir. Trained as a trumpet player, Ramaekers has performed with the Battle Creek Symphony and the Civic Theater of Kalamazoo, as well as tours of Europe, South America, and the United States. He holds a master’s degree in Orchestral Conducting from Northwestern University and a bachelor’s degree in Trumpet Performance from Western Michigan University. Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for children and are available at Deertrees (583-6747) and the LEA office, 230 Main Street, Bridgton.


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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 647-2787 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

FRYEBURG — There will be plenty of sizzling action at the Fryeburg Fairgrounds next Saturday and Sunday. The inaugural Western Maine BBQ Festival (WMBBQF) will be held on Saturday, July 23 and Sunday, July 24 at the Fryeburg Fairgrounds. The first-of-its-kind event in western Maine, created by the Denmark Lions Club and sponsored by Hannaford The Secret of the Grain Supermarkets, Poland Spring Water Company and L-A Harley Davidson, expects to draw up to 10,000 festival-goers to its family-friendly attractions. All money raised by the local participating Lions Clubs will fund their philanthropic programs including eyesight programs, food banks, scholarships, children’s programs, sport teams, winter fuel for neighbors, and more. The biggest draw of the weekend will be Sunday’s Kansas City Barbeque Society (KCBS) competition, a nationally recognized barbecue contest overseen by a KCBSsanctioned panel of judges. Up to 50 teams will vie for a purse of $12,500 and the chance to compete at the 32nd Annual American Royal Tuvalu World Series of Barbecue bathhouse, she becomes angry This film is for ages 8-plus, Invitational Contest in Kansas and leaves. Anton embarks upon adults welcome as well. Served City, Missouri and the Jack a mission to win her back. with popcorn. Daniels World Championship Invitational in Lynchburg, Washington Ave., Portland. Art in the Park will Tenn. The WMBBQF will also Vito DeVito will exhibit again be held in Shorey Park, offer an all-day barbeque cookvarious bronze sculptures and Bridgton, with a rain date the ing class with Chef Paul Kirk, graphic works at Frost Farm next day. This juried show is seven-time world champion, Gallery all month. The gallery sponsored by the Bridgton Art author of six BBQ cookbooks is located at 272 Pikes Hill in Guild and Gallery 302, which and winner of over 500 cookNorway. is at 112 Main Street. In this ing and barbecue awards. Now through Wednesday, beautiful lakeside setting, you Thanks to major corporate Aug. 3 will be able to stroll around the support from sponsors includA group exhibit is park and enjoy music, food, ing Hannaford Supermarkets, offered at Hole in the and 60 talented artists. The Wall Studioworks First Congregational Church BARBEQUE, Page B on Route 302 in will have their Lobster Shack Raymond. The up and running from 10 a.m. artists are Susan to 4 p.m. Art prizes will be Bennett, Anne awarded in three categories — Bernard, Clara wall art, photography and fine Cohan, Tracy crafts. As you stroll the park, Sunday Mastro you will be able to view paintand Anastasia Weigle. To ings in all mediums, photogralearn more, visit www.holein- phy, jewelry, pottery, sculpture, fiber arts, fabrics, glass, wood, Thursday, July 14 stained glass and more. For At The Monument A Poetry Slam, with Krista more information, call Nancy Bridgton, ME 04009 207-647-5465 Mosca and Guests, will be at 583-6677. Open Daily 10 A.M. to 6 P.M. held at 7:30 p.m. at the Brick Friday, July 29 through Church for the Performing Arts, Sunday, July 31 502 Christian Hill Road, Lovell. The Arts Council of Tickets are $10 adults, $5 12 Tamworth will hold its annual and under, for more informa- Art Show & Sale at Runnells 2011 SEASON tion: 825-2792. Hall in Chocorua, N.H. with Saturday, July 16 an opening reception on Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. and the not to be combined with any show running from 10 a.m. other discounts or offers to 4 p.m. on the weekend. — WITH THIS AD — For more information, call 603-323-5444. Beautiful fairtrade handmade ceramic Jewelry & Loose Beads from Africa.

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The VFW Ladies Auxiliary off the Waterford Town Common. #6793 will hold a public break- A tradition of over 50 years, the fast from 8 to 10 a.m. breakfasts offer a menu at the hall on Smarts of scrambled eggs, Hill Road. Cost is $6 for bacon, sausages, panSaturday, July 16 cakes, freshly made mufThis month’s “Famous” adults and $3 for ages fins, donuts, orange juice Chicken Pie Supper at the 6-12. and coffee. The cost is Tuesday, July 19 Bolsters Mills United Methodist $7 for adults, $4 for chilHomemade strawChurch will serve as a benefit for dren ages 5 to 10, and Hope and Pastor Walter Brown, to berry shortcake will free for children under help defray medical expenses they be the featured des5. Upcoming breakfast have incurred over the last couple sert at the next Public of years. Seatings are at 5, 6 and 7 Baked Bean/Chop Suey Supper dates after July 20 are Aug. 3 and p.m., and the costs is $8 for adults from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the North 17. Proceeds from the breakfasts and $4 for children under 12. For Waterford Congregational Church, contribute to the maintenance of reservations, call the morning of off Routes 35 and 37, opposite the Wilkins Community House. July 16 between 9 a.m. and noon Melby’s Market. There’ll also be The indoor yard sale in the Wilkins at 583-9024; do not leave a mes- baked beans, brown bread, a wide House basement will be open from variety of casseroles and other 7 to 11 a.m. on the days of the sage. dishes, salads and beverages, breakfasts. New items appear at Sunday, July 17 The VFW Post 9328, Route 35, all for $7 adults, $3.50 children. each sale. Proceeds from the sale Waterford Road in Harrison will Public suppers will be held every go to the Building Improvement host its popular Public Monthly other Tuesday during July and Funds of the Wilkins House and the Waterford Congregational Breakfast from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. August. Church. Wednesday, July 20 The breakfast features scrambled Saturday, Aug. 6 The second in a series of four eggs, French toast, bacon, sausage, The Bridgton United Methodist home fries, pancakes, country summer breakfasts will be held gravy, biscuits, fruit cup, bever- from 7:30 to 10 a.m. on in the Church will hold a Bean and age and juice. Donations will be Wilkins Community House at the Casserole Supper from 5 to 6:30 foot of Plummer Hill Road just p.m. at the church on Main Street. accepted. All are welcomed.


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Davidson Barbecue Challenge as well as a highly anticipated Motorcycle Show and competition starting at 1 p.m. on Sunday, with an awards ceremony at 3 p.m. Festival hours at the Fryeburg Fairgrounds on Saturday are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tickets are $5 a day per person (children under 10 are free). Admission includes free parking, entertainment, demonstrations and most family activities. For more information and details visit WesternMaineBBQFestival. com, call 647-4449, or find the barbecue on Facebook.

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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. An evening of classical music will be offered as a fundraiser for Lakes Environmental Association and Camp Encore/ Coda, with start time of 8 p.m., at Deertrees Theatre, Deertrees Road, Harrison. Tickets are $20, $10 for children, and there will be a reception for the musicians at 10 p.m. For more information, call 583-6747. The Charlotte Memorial Hobbs Library on Main Street in Lovell will begin holding a Monthly Open Stage tonight from 6:30 to 9 p.m., with host Davy Sturtevant, a singer/songwriter who has been

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demonstrations and competitions, antique cars, a motorcycle show, a kids’ zone of games and activities, food vendors, artisans, and BBQ food. Poland Spring Water Company is proud to be the Festival’s official Entertainment Sponsor for acts on the Festival’s Maine Stage and also the Water Wheel Park stage. Some of the weekend’s featured acts include crowd favorites such as the Jon Sarty Duo, Anne Clark Trio, Trailer Trash Band, Phoenix Five, and a special appearance by the Imari Belly Dancing Troupe. L-A Harley-Davidson is sponsoring the L-A Harley-



Sunday, July 17

A Summer Concert on the Naples Village Green will feature the 60s-Plus Band, playing swing music.

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Saturday, July 16

“The Band,” a retrospective/tribute band, will perform at 8 p.m. at Deertrees Theatre in Harrison. They replace Doreen’s Jazz New Orleans, which canceled its appearance. Tickets are $22; call 583-6747. A lively evening of music is expected at the Windham Hill UCC Church, 140 Windham Center Road, as “Music on the Hill” proudly presents Mr. Don Roy and Company at 7 p.m. Roy is a Franco-American ace fiddler who has been called the dean of Franco-American fiddling in Maine. Tickets are $12 for adults, $8 for seniors and 12 and under, and $40 for series tickets. For more information, call 892-4217 or visit 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. The Pine Leaf Boys, a Grammy-nominated group, will perform at 8 p.m. at Stone Mountain Arts Center, Dugway Road, Brownfield. For more information, call 935-7292. 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. Meanwhile, over at another Bridgton event, Art in the Park at

Shorey Park, there will be additional musical entertainment for the art lovers. Heather Pierson, a singer-songwriter with several CDs to her credit, will perform, as will the Skylark Jazz Ensemble and The Bunch of Old Hippies. The show takes place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, call 647-ARTS.


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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: 603-367-8661.

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and Quisisana; hosted dinner for four at Severance Lodge dining room, donated by Frank and Willie Gorke; four framed fashion prints, circa 1920, donated by Robin Taylor-Chiarello; dinner for four at the Center Lovell Inn (three courses plus beverages, tax and gratuities), donated by Ben and Nancy Eshleman; framed photo of Fox Cove on Kezar Lake, donated by LHC Fine Art Photography; day of fishing for two with Captain Carl Bois of Rocky Ridge Guide Service, donated by Carl and Alice Bois; hand-painted oil cloth floor mat by Susan Riggsbee, donated by Steve and Mary Anderson; and private beer dinner and cellar tour for four at Ebenezer’s Pub, donated by Chris and Jen Lively and Virginia Roriston. There will also be three exciting raffle items: oak mirror (20”x30”) donated by William Doyle Antiques; grain-painted pine commode, donated by Peter Worrall of The Wonder Store; and The Lovell News and Kezar Lake Memoirs, the Society’s most recent publications. A book of tickets is priced at $5 for six tickets or $1 per ticket. Raffle tickets will be available for purchase the day of the event and the drawing will be held at 2 p.m. Admission is free and there will be grilled foods, sandwiches, beverages, and dessert items available. The event will be held at the Kimball-Stanford House on Route 5, directly across from the Lake Kezar Country Club in Lovell. For more information please call 925-3234 or visit the Society’s website at



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LOVELL —The Lovell Historical Society will be presenting a special summer event on Sunday, July 17, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. For the 12th consecutive year, the Society will host an Antique Show with dealers from Maine, New Hampshire and Massachusetts. Additionally, Kevin McElroy of Frost Gully Violins will be performing in the barn and conducting free appraisals of stringed instruments. There will also be a live auction of contemporary items beginning at 11 a.m., conducted by Jay Hanson, one of Fryeburg Fair’s livestock auctioneers. Items to be auctioned are: wooden map of Kezar Lake and a sterling silver loon necklace donated by Harvest Gold Gallery; two Red Sox tickets (Aug. 16, Fenway Park, Sec. 23 Box 136, Red Sox vs. Tampa Bay Rays), donated by Ben and Nancy Eshleman; 2012 season membership to Lake Kezar Country Club, courtesy of the club; two cords of split firewood to be delivered the day of the auction, courtesy of Lovell Logging & Tree Service; one-week stay at Gilmore Camps on Kezar Lake in 2012 (last two weeks of June or first two weeks of September),


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A milestone and makeover for South Bridgton’s Old Bertha

by Virginia Staples Bridgton Correspondent Tel. 647-5183

Summer yard sale There will be a Summer Yard Sale at the Bridgton Community Center on Saturday, July 16, beginning at 8 a.m. For more information, call 647-3116. Art in the Park will again be held in Shorey Park on Saturday, July 16, all day, with a rain date the next day. This show is sponsored by the Bridgton Art Guild and Gallery 302, which is at 112 Main Street. Those who attend will be able to take a stroll around the park and enjoy music, food and talented artists. The Bridgton

Congregational Church will again offer its delicious lobster rolls, and St. Peter’s Episcopal Church will have coffee, donuts, hamburgers, hot dogs for sale. For more information, call Nancy at 583-6677. St. Joseph Catholic Church is having bingo on Thursday nights until Aug. 25. The early bird play is 5:30 p.m., with regular play at 7 p.m. To my friends and readers of my column, have a great summer, stay well and stay cool.

Joan Lee Hunter conducts a memoir workshop, The Remembered Self, July 15-17 at Fifth House Lodge in South Bridgton. The workshop runs from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Friday evening, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, and from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday. Suitable for both beginning and seasoned writers, the workshop is for those who want to begin a memoir, as well as those who have begun one and feel overwhelmed or stuck. In this hands-on workshop you learn how to find voice, mine memories and shape material into scenes. Explore the very nature of memory and the difference between fact and truth. To register or to receive more information contact Joan

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REACHING A MILESTONE — Organist Natasha Proctor is pictured with South Bridgton Congregational Church’s pipe organ, “Old Bertha,” which is celebrating her 140th birthday. (Photo by Caroline Jordan) which was a gauge that told you how much air was in the organ. So the congregation could not see you at work, this space was curtained off; this caused the area to be very dark. As you pumped air into the bellows, the gauge dropped downward. The idea was to keep this gauge halfway between the top and the bottom. If you didn’t have enough air the organ would squeak or wheeze; if there was too much air, the organ belched or groaned.” When the Deacon left the organ closet to take up the collection, young Martin was on his own. All was well until the organist made a change with one of the organ “stops.” Because of the darkness of the closet, Martin was not able to see the gauge well. He reported that the gauge rose well above the acceptable halfway point and Old Bertha began to squeak and wheeze. Grabbing the pump handle he “made a furious effort to get things under control.” This caused the gauge to drop almost to the bottom. Martin reported that, “Old Bertha had enough of this nonsense and began to belch and wheeze.” Martin said the members of the congregation were in hysterics and he stayed in the safety of the organ closet until the congregation departed. He and Old Bertha came to an understanding that day with the help


the church goes beyond repairing and maintaining the organ, which needs to be completely disassembled. In 1892, members of the church built an addition on the backside of the church to house the organ upstairs and an indoor outhouse downstairs. The organ was moved from the balcony at the back or streetside of the church into its current location in the front of the sanctuary. With time that addition has developed foundation problems and has done some shifting and sinking. As the organ is disassembled and removed for repair, the addition will be shored up and strengthened. The total cost for the project is estimated to be $25,000. Church and community members will be keeping costs down by providing as much volunteer labor as possible, employing “The South Bridgton Way” they have perfected over the last few years of finishing large projects on a church mouse budget.   Fundraising events are underway including another of the church’s popular “dinner and a show” events being held on Sunday, July 17 at 5 p.m. A few tickets are still available by contacting Esther Grimm at 647-3984. The suppers are always sold out so reservations are strongly encouraged.

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of Nellie March and he faithfully served four years as organ pumper without Bertha uttering any additional squeaks, belches, or gargles. Warren Martin wasn’t the only organ pumper Nellie March and Old Bertha had to contend with. During the early 1940s when the Reverend William Richmond served the church, Charlie Johnson was the organ pumper. Rev. Richmond reportedly had a flair for the dramatic and was know for his inspirational sermons. After one such sermon, Peg Normann reported that Rev. Richmond raised his arms to heaven above, expecting a rousing organ response and got not so much as a squeak from Old Bertha. “He turned back to see what was the matter. Nellie March was fussing furiously with the keys, the flowers on her hat still quivering from the impact of her exertion. She struck the chord again as Rev. Richmond repeated his dramatic gesture…but all we heard was a deep snore from Charlie Johnson behind the organ curtain,” Normann said. “Rev. Richmond shook Charlie awake, Charlie pumped, and the organ erupted its triumphant response.” The project ahead of the congregation and friends of



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Fryeburg Academy’s Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center New Summer Menu this week — One of our Favorites so Far!

Monday Night at the Movies

Monday, July 18th 7:30-9:15 p.m. This summer we will be showing many of this year’s Academy Award winning films. The next in our series won for Best Animated Feature Film. Tonight’s film is a family film not to be missed and is Rated G. Tickets: $3-Adults/$2-Students. Ask for our PAC Punch Card and receive a free film after you come to just 5 films!

Metropolitan Opera Summer Encore: Tosca

Wednesday, July 20th 6:30-10:05 p.m. An encore performance of Giacomo Puccini’s Tosca. Luc Bondy’s dramatic production of Puccini’s operatic thriller, which Le Monde called “a perfect night at the opera,” stars Karita Mattila in the title role. Marcelo Alvarez is her lover, the painter Cavaradossi, and George Gagnidze plays Scarpia, the sadistic chief of police who wants Tosca for himself. Joseph Colaneri conducts. Tickets: $18-Adults, $15-Seniors (65+), $10-Students, series discount available for purchasing all 6 performances in advance. We will once again be offering dinner before the show, and the menu will be hard to resist! Sliced Glazed Hoisoin Pork Loin served over Garlic Cous Cous, Asian Slaw with Sliced Almonds and Scallions, Key Lime Pie, $20.00 per person, ticket to the performance is additional. Dinner must be ordered by the Monday before the opera.

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NAPLES — Casco Recreation is offering a new Kickball Coed League for adult for six weeks, starting Thursday, July 21 until Thursday, Aug. 25 at 6 p.m. at the athletic fields of Lake Region High School. Participants must be at least 21 years of age, and both residents and non-residents are welcome. Registration forms are available through Casco Recreation. For more information, call Beth Latsey at 627-4187.

OXFORD PLAZA, MAIN ST., (RT. 26) 743-5100 SHOWING JULY 15 – JULY 21FRI. & SAT. Doors Open at NOON. HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS PART 2 (PG-13)...........1:00, 4:00, 6:50, 9:40 HORRIBLE BOSSES (R)...............1:20, 4:15, 7:20, 9:35 ZOOKEEPER (PG).........................1:10, 4:10, 7:05, 9:20 TRANSFORMERS: DARK OF THE MOON (PG-13)................12:30, 3:40, 6:45, 9:50 CARS 2 (G).................................12:45, 3:50, 7:00, 9:25 BAD TEACHER (R)........................1:30, 4:20, 7:15, 9:15 WINNIE THE POOH (G).....12:40, 2:30, 4:30, 7:10, – – LARRY CROWNE (PG-13)...................................... 9:00 You must be 17 years old to view R-rated films unless accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Photo ID required.





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NORTH 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. There will be a luncheon on Sunday, July 24, after the 10 a.m. service, to which all are invited, followed by a parish meeting for the combined churches. All are welcome.



The Wizard Film Series! FILM 7: 7/14/11 7:30-10:00 p.m. With the final of your favorite wizard films being released tonight, we wanted to make sure everyone had an opportunity to see part one! Tickets: $3 Adults/$2 Students.

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By Caroline Grimm Jordan Special to The News Affectionately known for generations as “Old Bertha,” the historic pipe organ at the South Bridgton Congregational Church is celebrating her 140th birthday this year. Commissioned as a gift to the church by Colonel John Putnam Perley and Squire Samuel Farnsworth Perley in 1870, Bertha’s maker, Edwin L. Holbrook of Millis, Mass., built the organ and installed it in the newly built church in 1871. An organ recital was held to test the organ on July 6 of that year and the organ was featured in the dedicatory services of the new church on July 13. As so often happens with age, Old Bertha’s wind chest is getting a bit wheezy. The wind chest is made from wood and Bertha’s must be rebuilt due to the cracking and drying of the old wood. Each of Bertha’s fragile pure tin pipes sits atop the wind chest. Air from the bellows of the organ is forced into the wind chest and up into each pipe creating the desired notes. As the wood in the wind chest dries and cracks, the organ becomes less reliable in the sounding of those notes. A long line of dedicated organists have cared for Bertha down the years. The current organist, Natasha Proctor, has served in this capacity since May of 1984. Her involvement with Bertha goes far beyond just playing the organ on Sunday. She serves as a curator of the historic organ, lavishing great care and concern on Bertha’s health and well-being. Proctor has spent time researching South Bridgton’s organ and other organs built by Holbrook. At this time it is believed this is the only example of Holbrook’s work that is still in original condition and being played continuously in regular church services. Old Bertha has the distinction of having heard every sermon and hymn in the history of the church building. Before being electrified in the 1950s, she was hand pumped by young “volunteers” which led to some amusing stories. In 1935, Warren Martin was volunteered for the job of hand pumping the organ. He was trained for this daunting task by Deacon Ed Bennett. Nellie March was the organist at the time. As Martin explained it, “A space at the right of the organ had a chair where you sat to work the pump handle, above


Saturday, August 27th • Doors open at 4 p.m. $15.00 per person includes entrance to all shows, dinner & snacks. For tickets please call The Magic Lantern at 207-647-9326 or Dancing Trees at 207-539-2670 647-9326 or visit us on the web at:

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A special supper

HARRISON — Although the July “Famous” Chicken Pie Supper will be held in Bolsters Mills on its usual third Saturday of the month, July 16, this supper will be very special. The proceeds of this supper, at the United Methodist Church, will be dedicated to Hope and Pastor Walter Brown, to help defray medical expenses they have

incurred over the last couple of years. The Brown’s have served the Bolsters Mills United Methodist Church for the past nine years; however, more recently, both of them have been in and out of various hospitals with both minor and major illnesses. Within the last few months a serious mold problem in their home was discovered and identified as the main cause of Pastor Brown’s chronic upper respiratory condition, resulting in numerous bouts of pneumonia, trips to the emergency room and hospitalizations. During this same time his wife, Hope, underwent major SUPPER, Page B

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LOVINGLY RESCUED — This rare, 1977, fully-chromed Schwinn Le Tour 12.2 bicycle will be raffled off at the conclusion of the Tour de Lovell on Aug. 13. It can be seen at the entrance stairway of the Charlotte Hobbs Memorial Library. ment on “Ron Day,” which is on Wednesday. This wonderful guy has served his community well and his community will honor him as grand marshal. The Greater Lovell Land Trust will hold a walk at the Heald/Bradley Ponds Reserve on Thursday, July 14, beginning at 10 a.m. The walk on Perkey’s Path will open up the area for exploration of old foundations of former homesteads. While making their way through the area, those taking part will observe the plant life, and some will provide seeds for future growth. Those taking the walk should meet at the Flat Hill parking lot. Krista Mosca is bringing something different and unique to the Brick Church for the Performing Arts on Thursday, July 14, at 7:30 p.m. This former resident of Lovell, who now lives in New Hampshire, will bring her brand of poetry to the Brick Church. She has toured throughout the country, taking part in the Women of World Poetry Slam in Ohio. Krista has also performed at the National Poetry Slam and the Individual World Poetry Slam. She is known as the little girl with the big voice, and will be bringing that voice to Lovell along with other poets from the Manchester N.H. Poetry Team. The library children’s summer program “Open a Book, Open the World,” will take place on Fridays and run for six weeks. Each Friday, children in

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Skateboarding lessons for all ages will be offered from July 30 to Aug. 12 by Bridgton Recreation. Both beginner and intermediate skill levels will be taught by GoSkate at the Bridgton Skate Park on Saturdays and Sundays. The cost is $45 for the entire program. Forms are available at the Bridgton Town Office or online. Other special programs that the rec department is offering are as follows: • Swim Highland Lake — A swim program will be held on Thursday, Aug. 18, with a rain date of Aug. 19. The cost is $10 per person. Forms are available in the Municipal Center or online. • Funtown/Splashtown REC, Page B

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3-5 will meet from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Each week, Miss Liz will take the children on a journey to a different country. The passport they receive when joining the Reading Club will serve the children in getting into these countries. There will be stories, music and art projects to add to the enjoyment of each session. It’s open to all children, and perfect attendance is not necessary unless the kids are having a ball. The Blue Lobster is a children’s book authored by summer resident Robin TaylorChiarello. The story is about a blue lobster that finds out that his color makes him different because he’s “one in a million.” He tries every ploy he can think of to make the other fish like him, but to no avail. Even when he was caught in a trap, yep, he was alone. Thinking he’d be someone’s supper, he was sad. Fortunately the owner of the Kettle of Fish Restaurant realized that the blue lobster was unique, and instead of cooking the crustacean, he puts him in a special tank for display. Now the people were staring at him — he wasn’t free, but he wasn’t alone. Robin caught the essence that even when you’re different, you have some sort of trait or talent that others should appreciate instead of ignoring. Robin got the idea for the book when

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she heard about the catching of a blue lobster on the radio. Being a primary school art and art history teacher, she saw the opportunity of writing a story about being different. With the emphasis on eliminating bullying of children who are different by other children in the schools, this book is a good lesson for young children to learn. The illustrations by Lisa Bohart are colorful and fun. This is Robin’s second book, her first being Broken Wing. The VFW Ladies Auxiliary


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Saturday Evening Musical Entertainment from 6–9 p.m.


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A FINE COUPLE — Bolsters Mills United Methodist Church Pastor Walter Brown and his wife Hope will benefit from the proceeds of a July 16 chicken pie supper at the church.

The Charlotte Hobbs Memorial Library and the Lovell Recreation Department has a very unique raffle as a fundraiser. The item to be raffled is a rare, 1977, fullychromed Schwinn Le Tour 12.2 bicycle. Hobbs Library Board member and Treasurer John McCann has taken the rescued bike apart, and those pieces that were in poor condition were replaced. The other pieces were carefully restored so that all parts of the bike shine like a brand new nickel. This means a smooth ride, using mint condition shifts and brakes. The derailleurs, Suntour bar-end shifters and Dia-Compe brakes are the originals on the bike. The tickets are $5 each or 5 for $20, and will be drawn at the conclusion of the Tour de Lovell on Saturday, Aug. 13. The bike can now be seen at the entrance stairway of the library or the library booth at Old Home Days. This year’s grand marshal for the Lovell Old Home Days Parade will be Ron McAllister. Ron was born to Ralph and Ina Taylor McAllister in 1938 in Portland and has lived his whole life in Lovell. A master plumber, Ron qualified to become the plumbing inspector in 1973, adding code enforcement officer to his position in 1976. Ron has also held the office of selectman and is a member of the Lovell Volunteer Fire Department. He is also a member of the Delta Masonic Lodge #153 A.F.&A.

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(Continued from Page B) Trip — will be held on Tuesday, July 19, with a rain date of July 21. The cost is $25 per person. Forms are available in the Municipal Center or online. • Whale’s Tale Water Park Trip — will be held on Monday, Aug. 15, with a rain date of Aug. 16. The cost is $25 per person. Forms are available in the Municipal Center and online. • Summer Swim Program — The second session runs from Monday, July 25 to Friday, Aug. 12. Forms are now available online on the town of Bridgton website and also at the front desk of the town office. This American Red Cross Certified program is for ages three and four, and swim levels 1-6. The first session deadline has passed. • Youth Soccer — Forms are now available online for the youth soccer program, which will run once school has started. The forms are on the Town of Bridgton website and also at the front desk of the Municipal Center. Ongoing programs are as follows: • Youth/Teen Basketball Open Gym — This is a new free drop-in program Tuesdays from 3 to 5:30 p.m. at the Historic Town Hall with already over 10 participants. It is open to grades 3-12 with a split gym to accommodate differing levels of skill. Come down to work on those basketball skills. Call Tom Tash for more information at 6478786. • Adult Basketball Dropin Program — Bill Schrader heads up the Adult Basketball drop-in program for men and woman aged 16 and older. This free program takes place

on Sundays from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Town Hall. Call Bill Schrader for more information at 408-2299. • Table Tennis — Join Bill Preis every Saturday from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Town Hall for free Table Tennis. Come down to show your skills or just to watch some of the community’s best players. Call Bill Preis for more information at 647-2847. • Senior Fitness “Jumpin’ Janes” — is held in the Town Hall with Dot Kimball. This program keeps you movin’ every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9 to 10 a.m. Call Dot at 647-2402 or Jean Gilman at 647-8026 for more information. • Aerobic Dance — Dee Miller instructs an Aerobic Dance class for all ages in the Town Hall on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8 to 9 a.m. Cost is $5 per class. Call Dee for more information at 6479599. • Adult Indoor Soccer — Saturdays from 6 to 8 p.m. is when Ed Somers and an active group of indoor soccer players get together at the Town Hall. Bring appropriate attire and footwear. • Adult Martial Arts — Instructed by Justin Kashuba at the Town Hall on Mondays from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Contact Justin for information and fees at Justinkashuba@rocketmail. com • Zumba — is offered on Mondays from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Town Hall. Contact Vicki Toole for cost and information. • Tai Chi — is held Tuesdays from 9:30 to 11 a.m. and Thursdays from 3:30 to 5 p.m. at the Town Hall. The classes are free. • Adult Dodgeball — is played Fridays from 6 to 8 p.m. Contact Dan Edwards at 831-8092 for more information.

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DENMARK — Come be mesmerized by the full moon this Friday, July 15, on a guided paddle in the Bridgton Lake Region with a sweet group of fellow travelers. Join Nurture Through Nature’s Maine Guide, Jen Deraspe, on a gentle, mindful evening of adventure. Cost is $50 dollars and includes canoe, I don’t know if the grapevine has filtered around or not, but life jacket and paddle. If you I fell last Wednesday and fractured a small bone in my ankle. I should be getting a hard cast on Thursday. I would like to thank Naples Rescue, Gary Bennett and his rescue partner (I didn’t get her name). Also, Harvey and Billy. I had a great ride to Bridgton Hospital. (Continued from Page B) I’m so glad we have them. I think it makes it easier when you abdominal surgery and dealt know at least one or two on the crew. It helps keep you calm. Never hesitate to call them, they are A-Plus in my book. It’s been with other ongoing chronic a long time since I broke any bones; the last time was in 1968. conditions. More recently, I also want to thank Ellen Fogg for getting Aunt Lorraine home Hope was life-flighted from Central Maine Medical Center and getting Jolene to our car. in Lewiston to Maine Medical Center for emergency aortic surgery. Most people don’t make it to the emergency room, much less survive such a transThe Bridgton Historical The Bridgton Historical fer between hospitals. Miracle Society will host a special Society also operates an of miracles: she has survived. afternoon of kite making and archives and museum in the Although the Browns were flying at the historic Peabody- former fire station on Gibbs asked to take on a new challenge Fitch Farm in South Bridgton Avenue in downtown Bridgton. as of July 1 at the Methodist on Saturday, July 23. John The museum and archives are Church in Farmington, they Martin, an avid kite-maker and open this summer Wednesday were much loved by the flyer, will demonstrate kite through Friday from 11 a.m. Bolsters Mills community and building and fly some of his to 3 p.m., and other times church. Pastor Brown was a personal favorites. Children by appointment. Narramissic, frequent visitor within the vilwill be able to decorate and located on Ingalls Road, off lage, officiated at numerous put together their own kite, Route 107 in South Bridgton, special services for community and go out and fly it imme- is a historic house museum and members, and was ever-presdiately. a venue for events and work- ent at most “Famous” Chicken In addition to the kite-mak- shops that further an appre- Pie Suppers. Hope was always ing activities, visitors may ciation of early American life. there, with him, providing suptake a tour of the house, and With over 20 acres of fields, it port and music, and she, her purchase a light lunch. They sits on one of the highest points own wisdom. can also enjoy the outdoors of land in town, with specThe church invites everyone setting, where they can take tacular views to the north and to give back to the Browns and short walks and hikes and west. Narramissic is also open ease the burden of their monuenjoy the beautiful view. The for tours Wednesday through mental medical costs. In addievent runs from 11 a.m. to Friday, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., tion to the cost of the supper, 3 p.m. Admission is just $5 and by appointment. For fur- any donations to the Browns per person, and includes kite- ther information contact the will be gratefully appreciated. making materials and a tour Bridgton Historical Society at Any checks should be made out of the house, which was built P.O. Box 44, Bridgton, ME to the church, with a designain 1797 and is presented for 04009, call 647-9954, visit tion noted; the donation will be the most part as it was in the, or tax-deductible. 1850s, on the eve of the Civil e-mail info@bridgtonhistory. The July 16 chicken pie supWar. org per to benefit the Browns will

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Thursday, July 14 Comediennes Karen Morgan and Nancy Witter will keep you in stitches with “Ladies Laughing,” set for 8 p.m. at Deertrees Theatre in Harrison. Tickets are $18; call the box office at 583-6747. Visit the theatre’s website at 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 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. A day-long celebration of theater, celebrating 40 years, takes place at the Celebration

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ELIOT BAILEN, well-known NYC cellist, is a featured performer on the Sebago-Long Lake Music Festival concert on Tuesday, July 19 at 7:30 p.m. at the Deertrees Theatre in Harrison. The series continues on Tuesday evenings through Aug. 9.

which was radically ahead of his times. Joining Eliot Bailen on stage are LA Philharmonic violinist Varty Manouelian, Portland Symphony Orchestra Concertmaster Charles Dimmick, and PSO Principal Violist/SLLMF Music Director Laurie Kennedy. The final work on the program is the masterful Piano Trio by Rebecca Clarke, a Britishborn composer who struggled for recognition throughout her lifetime, but has gained considerable stature since her death in 1976. This trio is passionate and imaginative, in the romantic style of the great English composers of the early 20th century, but one can also detect Impressionist and exotic Middle Eastern influences. Movses Pogossian, violin, Eliot Bailen,

cello, and Stephen Manes, piano, will perform the Clarke Trio, and thus bring this fascinating and appealing concert to a powerful conclusion. For more information about the 2011 season, as well as program notes by Will Hertz, visit the Festival website: www. Tickets are $20 for individual series concerts. Tickets for anyone under 21 are free and available at the door — open seating, first-come, first-served. Tickets locally: the Deertrees Theatre Box Office in Harrison, The Cool Moose in Bridgton, The Country Sleigh in Naples, and Books N Things in Norway. Tickets by phone: 583-6747. Tickets online:

Barn Theater’s Barn Fest from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., with 30 performers across the theater’s 11 acres. A Theater Safari offers guided tours with stories told in trees, dances in the orchard, and juggling in the fields, at 11 a.m., 1 and 3 p.m. Guest performers include Drew “The Dramatic Fool” Richardson, Portland’s Blue Lobster Troupe, and Cirque du Soleil’s Steve Ragatz. There’ll be live music all day, local food vendors and more. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for kids. Call 743-8452 or visit The theater is located at 190 Stock Farm Road in South Paris. Monday, July 18 through Friday, July 22 The Brick Church for the Performing Arts in Lovell is hosting a Children’s Theater Camp for half days this week. Hours are from 1 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, July 19 through Saturday, July 23 A Life in the Theatre, by Pulitzer prize-winner David Mamet, will be performed by The Barnstormers Theatre, America’s oldest professional summer stock theatre in Tamworth, N.H. Curtain time is 7:30 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, 8 p.m. Friday and

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AIN’T THAT THE CAT’S MEOW — This beautiful cat tree, built and donated by the Denison Family of Village Kitchen and Bath, will be raffled off during the Pet Community Event on Sunday, July 17, at Bridgton Veterinary Hospital on the Harrison Road.

HARRISON — The SebagoLong Lake Music Festival presents “Voice of the Whale,” the second concert of the 39th season, on Tuesday, July 19 at 7:30 p.m. at Deertrees Theater in Harrison. In the Festival tradition of presenting a wide variety of chamber music from different periods, mixing the beloved staples of the repertoire with lesser known works, this concert opens with George Crumb’s atmospheric Vox Balaenae, continues with a magnificent Beethoven string quartet, and concludes with Rebecca Clarke’s powerful Piano Trio. Composed in 1971 by American composer George Crumb, Vox Balaenae (Voice of the Whale), was inspired by the sounds of humpback whales, which had been recently recorded by a marine scientist. Crumb scored the work for flute, cello and piano, all electronically amplified. The musicians play their instruments (and sing) in unexpected ways to depict the sounds of the whale. Further, theatrical stage lighting is used to help create an oceanic environment, and the musicians wear masks to lessen the human element. The resonant space and natural setting of Deertrees Theatre will provide the perfect backdrop for this marine adventure. Perhaps the resident frogs will be inspired to chime in. Performing will be longtime Festival audience favorites: pianist Stephen Manes from California, and flutist Susan Rotholz and cellist Eliot Bailen, both of whom perform regularly in NYC with a variety of musical groups. The “beloved staple” on this program is Beethoven’s great String Quartet in E Flat Major, Op. 74, nicknamed “The Harp” because of the dramatic pizzicato (plucked) sections in the first movement. This work is lyrical and relatively traditional, for Beethoven. It was composed after the “stormy” period of his Fifth Symphony, but before the “late” period when, in a state of profound deafness, he imagined music,

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2011 Waterford World’s Fair recapturing the past WATERFORD — With the completion of the new Steer and Oxen Barn, Penelope’s Ice Cream Booth and the new stage recently moved into place, this year’s Waterford World’s Fair, set for this Friday through Sunday, July 15-17, is looking more and more like the great Waterford World’s Fairs of year’s past. Project Manager Dale Merrill is nearly finished putting up the new 28’x82’ barn, with vol-

unteers Louis Senecal III and Louis Senecal II from Roofing Mechanic of Norway. The barn will house 22 pair of steer or oxen, and all the stalls will be used. Ron Hill, maintenance superintendent for the fairgrounds, has completed a new Penelope’s 12’x12’ Ice Cream Booth for fair members to serve the best banana splits, sundaes, shakes and ice creams — whatever your favorite may be. There are

over 30 vendors signed up for a space in the midway. The covered stage arrived a couple of weeks ago, with the help of Ron Fitts of Ron’s Double-Wide from South Paris. The stage is now ready for the 19 local musical artists to perform on all three days. The stage will also host the Baby Show, which will take place at noon Saturday. A new parking area behind Old MacDonald’s Barn is great

addition for camping and truck and trailer parking at the fairground, located on the Green Road (across from Melby’s Market) in North Waterford, just off Route 35. The exhibition hall has several new contests, from potholders and an old-fashioned homemade apron to the whoopie pie contest, where contestants will bring four whoopie pies on a plate. One will be judged, and three will go to the fair food

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booth to be sold. There will also be a scrapbook contest, stamping contest, teddy bear collection contest — all new this year. Be sure to check out all the exhibitions in the exhibition hall, voted the Best Small Fair Exhibit Hall in the state of Maine for 2010. Lots of good food will take care of your hunger pains, from the Waterford Firemen’s Food Booth, Vi’s Food Shack and the Waterford World’s Fair Mobile Food Booth. Friday will be Senior Citizens Day, with admission for seniors only $3. A free lunch will be given to the first 150 seniors to arrive; arrive early to attend the health fair and to place your bids on the silent auction items. After lunch, the auction

will take place, and 10 walking sticks will be given to the lucky ticket holders. Then, the Felt Band will play some old-time music for all to enjoy. Some of the past events that will take place again this year are three pig scrambles and the Wee Man and He Man Contests. Old MacDonald’s Barn will be full of a large variety of animals to pet, and Summit Adventures will return with bungee jumping and rock climbing. There will be bike giveaways, the SoakA-Dope booth, antique tractor pulls, a ladies’ skillet throw, a barrel train for youngsters to ride around the grounds, and the team Back Seat Driver Contest, as well as the usual animal competitions.

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Music on the Hill WINDHAM — Renowned fiddler Don Roy and his quartet will perform as part of the “Music On the Hill” Summer Concert Series this Saturday, July 16. The concerts are held at the Windham Hill UCC Church, 140 Windham Center Road in Windham. Roy and his quartet will perform some wonderful, lively Franco-American and Celtic music! Roy is well known for his amazing fiddle playing, both here in Maine and around the United States, as is his wife Cindy Roy, for her step dancing

and piano playing! Accompanists Jay Young will be on bass, and Larry Burkette on guitar.   Each Saturday show begins at 7 p.m. Ticket prices are $12 for adults; $8 for seniors and 12and-under; five-and-under are free. Refreshments are served in Fellowship Hall, following each concert, with a chance to chat with the performers, and to purchase CDs from several of them. Tickets may be purchased at the door. For reservations call 892-2154; for more information check www.windhamhillucc. org, or call 892-4217.

Library house tour 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, on Saturday, July 16, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Proceeds from this fundraiser will be used to provide additional educational programs and learning experiences for

children and adults in the local area. Organizers thank library staff and volunteers, tour homeowners and those who attend for their support of this fundraiser. Advance tickets are available for $20 for adults and $15 for seniors at the Casco Public Library at 5 Leach Hill Road on the common. 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.

Chickadee quilt show (Continued from Page B) Many viewers stopped to admire Crawford Notch, which was made by four ladies from Conway, NH. Their leader, Betty Rogers, took a photo and cut it into five pieces. The quilters made five blocks to resemble the rocks, mountains, and foliage. The blocks were hanging side by side with the original photo nearby. This was the viewer’s favorite in the small category. Mari Hook of Denmark designed and made a quilt called Square Dance with Butterflies. She admires the monarch butterflies in her garden and realized that they have different wing patterns. Her interpretation was lovely with blues and greens on a white background.

Thanks to all who came to the show. It was a success. People enjoyed coming in and out of the big room, checking out the vendors, buying tickets for the Chinese Auction items, going to demonstrations, buying fabric and old magazines at the yard sale table, sitting and resting in the café, and getting a hamburger outside at the cookout station. See you all again next year. Raffle winner announced The winning ticket for the Autumn Splendor quilt was drawn on Friday evening. The winner is Evelyn Lamb, longtime Chickadee member. Someone brought her over to the show on Sunday afternoon and she had her picture taken with the quilt.

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Deertrees events

July events scheduled at Deertrees Theatre in Harrrison include: Tonight, Thursday July 14, 8 p.m., Comediennes Karen Morgan and Nancy Witter, “Ladies Laughing.” Tickets $18. Friday, July 15, 8 p.m., Paul Sullivan (piano) and Theresa Thomason (vocals). Tickets $18 adults, $9 students. Saturday, July 16, 8 p.m., “The Band,” a retrospective/ tribute band. Tickets $22. (Note: The Band replaces Doreen’s Jazz

New Orleans, which canceled its appearance at Deertrees.) Wednesday, July 20, Children’s Wednesday featuring Hampstead Stage Company, which will present “The Adventures of Mr. Toad” at 10 a.m. and “Aladdin” at 1 p.m. Tickets $6 for adults and $5 for children. Thursday, July 21, 7 and 9:30 p.m., Maine comedian Bob Marley. Tickets $25. Friday, July 22, 8 p.m., Schooner Fare. Tickets $18 for adults, $9 for students. Saturday, July 23, 8 p.m., Kruger Brothers’ Bluegrass. Tickets $22 for adults, $11 for students. Wednesday, July 27,

Children’s Wednesdays featuring Alex the Jester at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Tickets $6 for adults, and $5 for children. Thursday, July 28, 8 p.m., Susan Poulin presents “The Moose in Me, the Moose in You.” Tickets $18. Thursday, July 28 and Friday July 29, 8 p.m., Banjo Dan & the Midnight Plowboys. Tickets $18 for adults and $9 for students. Saturday, July 30, 8 p.m., Beatles For Sale, Beatles tribute band. Tickets $20. To purchase tickets, call the box office at 583-6747 or purchase locally at Bridgton Books (Main Street) in Bridgton or The Country Sleigh in Naples.

Historical Society celebrates 40 years CASCO — The RaymondCasco Historical Society held the 40th anniversary of its founding last Saturday at the museum in South Casco. Over 100 people came to share in the celebration. In addition to guided tours of the museum, visitors enjoyed seeing all the antique farming tools in the big red barn, and admired the collection of vintage cars. Many of the artifacts in the museum have been donated by local families, whose ancestors first settled in Raymondtown in 1794. The RCHS was founded in 1971 by the late Ernest H. Knight, a Raymond resident. He wrote and published many books on the history of the area. The society used to meet alternately, in Casco one year and Raymond the following year. Originally this area was named Raymondtown but in 1841, during a dispute, some of the settlers separated from


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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 depart-

IMAGES OF AMERICA — Wayne Holmquist, former Raymond-Casco Historical Society president, presents the newly published book, Images of America Raymond and Casco, co-authored by Pam Watkins Grant and Betty Watkins Glassford, to Paul Knight, the son of the late Ernest H. Knight. The book is dedicated to the founder of the historical society. Raymondtown and called their area Casco. It was not an easy separation, according to Melissa Kluge, who wrote about it in The History of Casco, Maine. Now RCHS members meet at the museum on the second Monday

in the month at 7 p.m. For more information visit their website at www.raymondcascohistory. org or call RCHS President Pam Grant at 655-2438, or Treasurer Betty McDermott at 655-4646.

ment 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 Fair 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 7432980. 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 library

and museum. Saturday, July 23 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 first-of-its-kind event in western Maine, created by the Denmark Lions Club, is expected to draw up to 10,000 festival-goers to its family-friendly attractions. The festival, sponsored by area Lions Clubs, will take place at the Fryeburg Fairgrounds. The biggest draw of the weekend will be Sunday’s Kansas City Barbeque Society competition, a nationally recognized barbecue contest. Up to 50 teams will vie for a purse of $12,500 and the chance to compete in Kansas City, Mo. There will also be an all-day barbecue cooking class with Chef Paul Kirk, seven-time world champion. Hours are Saturday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tickets are $5 a day per person, with children under 10 free. For more information, visit www., call 647-4449 or find the barbecue on Facebook.

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Tuesday, July 19

The Don Campbell Trio will perform at 7 p.m. at Bradley Park, following a meal of casseroles, salads, baked beans, rolls, desserts and beverages. Cost is $8

Thursday, July 21

Bluegrass on the Bearcamp will be on tap from 6 to 9 p.m. when 2009 Telluride winners The HillBenders and Idol Hands performs on the campus of The Community School, 1164 Bunker Hill Road, South Tamworth, N.H. Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for students/seniors, and $5 for children under 13. There will be local meat on the grill for $8 per person, or bring a picnic. The concert will go on, rain or shine.

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Thursday, July 21 through Sunday, July 24

The 13th annual Ossipee Valley Music Festival will be held at the Ossipee Valley Fairgrounds off Route 25 in Cornish, two miles on South Hiram Road. The festival is host to three prestigious contests, including a firstever 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. A threeday ticket is $85 at the gate; for more information, visit or call 603-625-8656.

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Schooner Fare will entertain their fans with an 8 p.m. performance at Deertrees Theatre in Harrison. Tickets are $18 for adults, $9 for students. Call the box office at 583-6747. Visit the theatre’s website at

Saturday, July 23

If you enjoy bluegrass music, be sure to check out Kruger Brothers’ Bluegrass when they appear at Deertrees Theatre in Harrison at 8 p.m. Tickets are $22 for adults, $11 for students. Spaulding Memorial Library in Sebago will host musician and storyteller Jennifer Armstrong at 7 p.m. as part of its Push Back the Stacks series of special events. For more information, call 787-2321. Flamenco guitarist and composer Evan Carey will perform from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. during the Bridgton Farmers’ Market on Depot Street in Bridgton. Putting a fresh spin on the Celtic idiom, The Press Gang is a three-piece from Portland that blends traditional Irish music with an Appalachian sensibility. They’ll be performing at 7:30 p.m. at the Denmark Arts Center, 50 West Main Street, Denmark Village. A $10 donation is suggested. For more information, 4522412.

Sunday, July 24

The Naples Summer Concerts on the Village Green continues with Stevie Gee and the Mrs., a duo that sings tunes of the 50s, 60s, and country music, from 6 to 7 p.m.

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Darling captures Run by the Lake

TEAM DEXTER — Looking to promote the Bicycle Coalition of Maine’s message of “Share the Road” during Bridgton’s 4 On The Fourth Road Race were members of Team Dexter: (top, left to right) Dottie Dexter, Martha Arnold, Sam Dexter,

Ben Dexter, Jim Gilchrist, Maria Delbeccaro Gilchrist, Ann Dexter, Hannah Dexter; (front row) Mark Arnold, Karla Barrett, Cindy Dexter, Elizabeth Dexter and Bill Dexter. (Courtesy Photo)


Year after a serious cycling accident, friends make triumphant return on 4th

By Wayne E. Rivet Staff Writer As many runners and walkers crossed the finish line at Bridgton’s 4 On The Fourth Road Race, they likely felt relief, satisfaction and accomplishment. For good friends Mark Arnold and Bill Dexter, it was a time of extreme triumph. A year ago, the two men suffered serious injuries when they were struck by a vehicle around 10 a.m. while riding their bicycles on Route 113 in Brownfield. An 82-year-old man from Windham told police he “didn’t see” the cyclists while he was traveling in the 55-mph stretch of road. The crash left both men unconscious.

Arnold was taken to The Memorial Hospital in North Conway, N.H. Dexter, who sustained more serious injuries, was initially transported to Bridgton Hospital, but later was transferred to Maine Medical Center via LifeFlight. After months and months of rehabilitation and subsequent surgeries, both men were able to walk the Bridgton four-miler. It was a time of personal triumph, as well as an opportunity to create public awareness about “Sharing the Road.” The men along with other Team Dexter members wore bright yellow Bike Coalition of Maine t-shirts during the 35th annual Bridgton race. “The Bicycle Coalition of Maine does

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a good job at advocating at local, regional and state levels for bicycle safety. My/our walk was just a little statement on our part to help raise awareness,” Dexter said. “Bike versus car, the bicyclist always loses. I have often seen drivers swerve to avoid small animals in the road, yet not accord the same respect to bicyclists. I drive. I used to bike. I am okay with slowing down when needed to allow a bicyclist safe passage.” Arnold, who has spent many summer days with his friend at his Moose Pond camp, enjoyed the four-mile walk. “Martha (his wife) and I thoroughly enjoyed being part of Team Dexter on the TRIUMPHANT, Page C

HARRISON — Runners and walkers were not only trying to beat the clock last Wednesday night as they headed out for the Harrison Rec Department’s Run by the Lake 5K. They were also racing Mother Nature. As the sky darkened and storm clouds rolled closer, participants started the race dry but crossed the finish line quite wet. Rain, however, failed to dampen the spirits of 124 runners and walkers, many flashing thumbs up as they reached the Harrison Post Office parking lot — the race’s finish line. Eric Darling, 38, of Shelburne, Vt., repeated as champion, winning the 5K in 17:14. Darling was followed by Joshua Grenier, 22, of Otisfield in 17:36 and Sean Rossi, 18, of Harrison in 18:28. It was the same 1-2-3 finish as 2010. Defending champion Sarah Pribram, 43, of Shelburne, Vt. was the first woman to finish, crossing in 21:10, good for seventh overall. Runnerup was Melissa Phillips, 32, of Harrison in 22:59, 13th overall. Here’s how participants finished: 1. Eric Darling, 38, Shelburne, Vt., 17:14 2. Joshua Grenier, 22, Otisfield, 17:36 3. Sean Rossi, 18, Harrison, 18:28 4. Andy Churchill, 19, Harrison, 20:26 5. Robert Conway, 50, Bradford Woods, Pa., 20:36 6. Nick Aceto, 14, Bridgton, 20:55 7. Sarah Pribram, 43, Shelburne, Vt., 21:10 8. Bill Grenier, 50, Otisfield, 21:11 9. Kyle DeSouza, 14, Harrison, 21:38 10. Boone Frechette, 13,

ANDY CHURCHILL of Harrison heads for the home stretch during last week’s Harrison Rec Run by the Lake 5K. Churchill placed fourth in 20:26. (Rivet Photo)

Harrison, 22:11 11. Kelly Roberge, 31, Jamaica Plain, Mass., 22:21 12. Patrick Ridlon, 40, Casco, 22:29 13. Melissa Phillips, 32, Harrison, 22:59 14. Kristina Collins, 36, South Paris, 23:02 15. Hillary Cahn, 41, Harrison, 23:14 16. Daniel Chizmar, 9, Harrison, 23:31 RUN, Page C

Chip shots from the area fairways

Casey Simpson of Casco and her Maine Firecracker AAU basketball team members appeared in the Division II 13-Under national championship game at Disney’s ESPN Wide World of Sports facility in Orlando, Fla. last week. The Firecrackers fell to the Texas Tigers in the championship game televised on ESPN 3. The Firecrackers, an AAU program formed in 2007, got off to a slow start, but righted the ship in time to pull off a 36-29 victory against a very big and athletic Orlando Yellow Jackets team in the tourney opener. The Firecrackers then went on to these wins: Firecrackers 5, Texas Glory 38 Lehigh Valley (Pa.) Fever 33, Firecrackers 32 Firecrackers 63, Tennessee Pride 51 Firecrackers 36, Maryland Panthers 28 Firecrackers 49, Stamford (Conn.) Peace 29 Firecrackers 49, Tennessee Glory 43 In the finals, the Firecrackers lost to the Texas Tigers.

Brit Soccer camp at RADR

REGION 1 CHAMPION Kate Hall of Casco stands atop the awards podium following her 200-meter victory at the USATF HARRISON — Challenger British Soccer Camp returns to Junior Olympics Region 1 Finals held last week in Troy, N.Y. Harrison’s RADR Complex Aug. 8-12. Fellow Poland Panther Track Club teammate Hope Kohtala The camp is open to boys and girls in the Oxford Hills and (left) picked up the fourth place prize. Lake Region area: • Ages 3-5, first kicks, 4 to 5 p.m., $59. • Ages 6-8, half day, 9 a.m. to noon, $108. • Ages 9-14, half day, 9 a.m. to noon, $108. Campers receive a free British soccer ball and camp shirt, a free giant foldout soccer poster, and a personal skills evaluation. British Soccer Camps provide young players with the rare opportunity to receive high-level soccer coaching from a team of international experts right in the heart of their own community. CASCO — Kate Hall of Kansas to be held the last week Each British Soccer Camp provides players of all ages and abili- Casco will take aim at national of July. ties the appropriate program and level of curriculum and a won- track titles in two weeks in In the 200 meters, Kate derful cultural and educational camp experience! Kansas. had a winning time of 27.52, Each day includes individual foot skills, technical drills, tactiKate, who will be a fresh- ahead of Heather Flukos who cal practices, small-sided games, coached scrimmages, and a daily man in high school this fall, posted a 28.91. Hope Kohtala tournament. Equally important, the Challenger coaching staff won the 100 and 200 meters of Poland, daughter of Lake provides your child with lessons in self-discipline, good sports- at the 2011 USATF Junior Region assistant varsity girls’ manship and respect for others and for the game. Olympics National Region 1 basketball coach John Kohtala, Register online at and click on Championships last week at was fourth in 29.95. “Recreation” and follow the link. For more information about Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Kate placed second in the Challenger Soccer go to For further in Troy, N.Y. The meet fea- long jump at 16-feet, 4.25questions, call Harrison Rec Director Paula Holt at 583-2241 or tured top state finishers from inches. e-mail New England and New York. Hope was second in the high Kate qualified for the Region jump at 4-feet, 11-inches. 1 Finals by placing first in the Two former local tracksters, 100 (12.95), 200 (26.98, a per- Hannah and Jamie Keisman HARRISON — In Week 7 of the Harrison Bocce League, sonal best) and long jump (16- (they will be enrolled in the Greely school system), also Caswell House downed Long Lake 4-1; Worster’s blanked Scott feet, 1-inch). Kate is the daughter of Jen earned top five finishes at the 4-0; Fillebrowns edged Aces 3-2; and Henry’s nipped Mentus and Eric Hall. Region 1 Finals. Hannah was 3-2. She posted a personal best in third in the youth girls 100 North Division: Worster 18-7, Caswell House 16-9, Aces 14the 100 meters with a time of meter hurdles in 16.79 sec12, Long Lake 11-16. South Division: Fillebrown 16-13, Henry’s 11-14, Mentus 11- 12.85 to beat Charlotte Gacek onds (winning time was 16.15), (13.37) in the youth girls divi- while Jamie was fourth in the 15, Scott 7-18. This Monday’s schedule: Caswell vs. Mentus and Worster vs. sion. The top five finishers midget girls 80 meter hurdles Long Lake at 6 p.m.; Aces vs. Henry’s and Scott vs. Fillebrown in each event qualify for the in 15.75 seconds (winning time USATF Nationals in Wichita, was 14.30). at 7:30 p.m.

Hall headed to track Nationals

Bridgton Highlands In Ladies’ Day play on July 6, a flag tournament was held. Each player was allotted strokes based on handicaps. When they reached that number, they planted their flag in the ground. JoAnne Diller and Martha Eaton tied for first place, having two strokes left to play. Pat Brandenberger placed second, while Elaine Gesslin was third. Kathy Blanchard and Yvonne Gluck split the pot for wearing the most patriotic golf outfits. In Scotch Foursome play on July 10, the team of Steve Munger, Yvonne Gluck, Phil Garbardi and Honey Morrison captured first place with a score of 36 after cards were matched following a tie. Second place went to Skip Blanchard, John Eaton, Sharon Libby, Laurel Cebra and Steve Martin. Third place went to Mike Schena, Claudia Schena, George Morrison and Martha Eaton. Nearest to the pin on Hole

8 went to Kathy Blanchard at 3-feet, 2-inches. Lake Kezar CC In Tuesday Social League play on July 5, there was a first place tie with a score of 100 between the team of Dick Day, Dana Morrill, Mike Caron and Ken Forde and the foursome of Dick Trapani, Leon Shackley, Bob Adams and Mike Tarentino. Closest to the pin on Hole 5 was Bill Wapenski at 2-feet, 7-inches and on Hole 16 Art Duggan at 6-feet, 7.5-inches. Greenie: Henry Middlemiss. Super Skin: Team 6, Bill Bassett, Alan Emery and Ron Essmann. In Social League play on July 12, there was a first place tie between the team of Dick Trapani, Bob Bean, Bob Spanglo and George Holden and the team of Dale Lord, George Bassett, Pete Radasch and Mike Tarantino. Closest to the pin were Bob Bean on Hole FAIRWAY, Page C

Bocce League scoreboard

TIED FOR FIRST — The Bridgton Ladies Golf Association sponsored a Fourth of July Flag Tournament on July 6. Tied for first place were Martha Eaton (left) and JoAnne Diller, playing two points under their handicap.

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Run by the Lake

RUNNING IN THE RAIN — (Top left) Sean Rossi, 18, of Harrison placed third overall in 18:28; (top) Emilie Udell of Washington, D.C. kept a positive outlook; (bottom left) Brielle Butler of South Carolina jogs along Main Street; (bottom right) Jesse Adams (#20) and Spencer Adams, both of Stoneham head to the final stretch of the race. (Rivet Photos)

(Continued from Page C) 17. Jerry Adams, 33, Harrison, 23:37 18. Amanda Hamm, 28, Mullica Hall, N.J., 23:47 19. Brigette VanHook, 34, Stanford, Ill., 23:50 20. Bryan VanHook, 37, Stanford, Ill., 24:14 21. Chip Tuomi, 58, Harrison, 24:19 22. John Cross, 60, Bridgton, 24:22 23. Adam Tuomi, 20, Harrison, 24:31 24. Courtney Farr, 20, Harrison, 24:32 25. Tobie Feigenbaum, 36, Harrison, 24:34 26. Brandan Crandall, 16, Harrison, 24:35 27. Abby Stratton, 13, Colchester, Conn., 25:03 28. Emilie Udell, 27, Washington, D.C., 25:05 29. Brielle Butler, 15, S’Ville, S.C., 25:10 30. Paul Tracy, 63, Raymond, 25:13 31. Mark Stratton, 44, Colchester, Conn., 25:16 32. Nicole Ouellette, 11, Colchester, Conn., 25:25 33. James Ouellette, 45, Colchester, Conn., 25:32 34. Caelin McDonald, 13, Poland, 25:36 35. Hunter Day, 12, Fryeburg, 25:38 36. Tom Rose, 39, Lovell, 25:42 37. Stefan Dobbins, 22, Bridgton, 25:51 38. Donna Butler, 52, S’Ville, S.C., 25:55 39. Bre Worster, 32, Harrison, 26:10 40. Matt Laracy, 12, Braintree, Mass., 26:15 41. Jennifer Dube, 14, South Berwick, 26:17 42. Dick Dickson, 67, Harrison, 26:18 43. William Romanelli, 27, Farmington, 26:19 44. Mitch Laracy, 9, Braintree, Mass., 26:21 45. Mike Murrin, 45, Harrison, 26:25 46. Lori Laracy, 45, Braintree, Mass., 26:27 47. Tara Powell, 28, Elmer, N.J., 26:32

48. Cassi Martin, 25, Buckfield, 26:48 49. Brian Shibles, 50, Waterford, 26:50 50. Bill Wood, 58, Harrison, 26:52 51. Darlene Wilson, 47, New Gloucester, 26:55 52. Celinda Crandall, 47, Harrison, 27:03 53. Alison Rogers, 37, South Paris, 27:22 54. Saige McGinnis, 10, Harrison, 27:38 55. Kevin Flynn, 57, Eaton, N.H., 27:45 56. Allison Taber, 29, Harrison, 27:53 57. Braham Crandall, 50, Harrison, 28:17 58. Jennifer Smith, 34, Bridgton, 28:29 59. Jesse Adams, 36, Stoneham, 28:33 60. Erica Dickson, 39, Providence, R.I., 28:35 61. Margaritt McNulty, 59, Standish, 28:40 62. Amy Siebert, 34, Naples, 28:43 63. Sarah Fernandez, 14, Naples, 28:45 64. Julia Fernandez, 14, Cape Elizabeth, 28:45 65. Sarah Boucher, 46, Fryeburg, 28:57 66. Marianne Strickland, 50, Harrison, 29:05 67. Miranda Murphy, 15, Harrison, 29:08 68. Jen Stratton, 41, Colchester, Conn., 29:13 69. George Vallee, 44, Turner, 29:30 70. Kaile Tsapis, 48, Ithaca, N.Y., 29:53 71. Jay Milo, 46, Harrison, 30:02 72. Jennifer Vallee, 19, Turner, 30:05 73. Carrie Bellemare, 29, Lewiston, 30:11 74. Anita Day, 55, Fryeburg, 30:30 75. Beth Frechette, 45, Harrison, 30:40 76. Kimberly DeSanctis, 35, Stoneham, 30:45 77. Maureen Mustard, 38, Scituate, Mass., 30:47 78. Alicia McGinnis, 33, Harrison, 30:50 79. Charlotte Carroll, 36, Raymond, 30:51 80. Barbara Morrissette, 57, Norway, 30:53 81. Katy Cilley, 32, Greene, 30:57 82. Katrina Dailey, 46, Harrison, 31:03 83. Riley Harrison, 14, Poland, 31:07 84. Marcie Hilden, 29, Oxford, 31:43 85. Trish Murrin, 44, Harrison, 31:46 86. Jessica Wilkey, 32, Lovell, 31:48 87. Lisa Ebinger Hjelm, 53, San Carlos, Calif., 31:49 88. Marissa Frerk, 29, Bridgton, 31:53 89. Melinda Lawrence, Bridgton, 31:58 90. Janet Guidi, 57, Harrison, 32:04 91. Linda Cleveland, 42, Norway, 32:35 92. Kathy Malsch, 51, Northfield, Mass., 32:52 93. John Pribram, 70, Charlottesville, Va., 33:10 94. Jeff Merrill, 15, Waterford, 33:47 95. Shyanne Ellis, 11, 5K TIMES, Page C #0253-3928

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More 5K times


120. Spencer Adams, 4, Stoneham, 45:13 121. Caroline Jordan, 49, Bridgton, 45:16 122. Emilia DeSanctis, 8, Stoneham, 45:21 123. Gordon McLaren, 58, Harrison, 46:47 124. Betty Ebinger, 78, Harrison, 49:30 Age Division Winners Ages 1-19 Abby Stratton, 13, Colchester, Conn., 25:03 Sean Rossi, 18, Harrison, 18:28 Ages 20-29 Amanda Hamm, 28, Mullica Hall, N.J., 23:47 Joshua Grenier, 22, Otisfield, 17:36 Ages 30-39 Melissa Phillips, 32, Harrison, 22:59 Kelly Roberge, 31, Jamaica Plain, Mass., 22:21 Ages 40-49 Hillary Cahn, 41, Harrison, 23:14 Patrick Ridlon, 40, Casco, 22:29 Ages 50-59 Donna Butler, 52, S’Ville, S.C., 25:55 Robert Conway, 50, Bradford Woods, Pa., 20:36 Ages 60-69 Debbie Howe, 65, Waterford, 39:13 John Cross, 60, Bridgton, 24:22 Ages 70-99 Betty Ebinger, 78, Harrison, 49:30 John Pribram, 70, Charlottesville, Va., 33:10 Complete age division listings appear on the Cool Running website,


On the racing docket

RAIN, NO PROBLEM — Daniel Chizmar, age 9, of Harrison kept up a good pace despite a heavy rainfall during last Wednesday’s Harrison Rec Run by the Lake 5K. Daniel was 16th out of 124 finishers in 23 minutes, 31 seconds. (Rivet Photo)

Chip shots from the area fairways (Continued from Page C) 5 at 14-feet, 1-inch and Bob Adams at 9-feet, 4.5-inches. Greenie: Bill Boyd. White Mountain Seniors In play at Waumbek on June 30, there was a first place tie at Plus 9, Plus 15 between the team of Don Johnson (Oakdale), Bill Wapenski (Lake Kezar),

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Plus Points: Ivan Roberts 9, Jayne Britton 8, Judie Paquette 7, Diane Johnson 6, Bill Bisset (Lake Kezar) 6, Larry Farrmer 6, Everett Kennedy 6, Tom Pomroy 6, Larry Schieman 5, Roger Grondin 5, Thayer Redmund 4, Greg Dawson 4 and Bill Wapenski 4. Birds: Chris Wonson on 14 and Larry Fellows on 15 and 17. In play at Maplewood last Friday, July 8, the team of Ken Howard (Mountain View), Robert Beatty (North Conway), Jayne Britton (Indian Mound) and Earl Clifford took first GOLF, Page C


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(Indian Mound), Dave Litalien (Oakdale) and Bob Lilly (Naples). Fourth place with a Plus 6, Plus 6 went to Cy Hunter (Ridgewood), Bud Hadley (Indian Mound), Lou Cloud (Maplewood) and Norm Tallmage (Colebrook). Fifth place with a Plus 3, Plus 7 went to John Call (Maplewood), Alex Kelley (Norway), Bob Beckler (Mountain View) and Judie Paquette (Indian Mound). Closest to the pin went to Bob Bechtold (North Conway). Long putt was by Larry Fellows (Waumbek).



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 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 $13 prior to July 6 and $18 after July 6 to race day. Proceeds benefit the Lovell Rec Department and Old Home Days Parade. Register online at 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 Smarts 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 or check the race website at 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. RACE SCHEDULE, Page C


(Continued from Page C) Norway, 34:17 96. Emily Ellis, 37, Norway, 34:17 97. Tammy Smith, 40, Center Conway, N.H., 34:40 98. Sheryl Rossi, 51, Harrison, 34:44 99. Constance Eldridge, 45, Naples, 35:15 100. Lisa Guppy, 51, Conway, N.H., 35:19 101. Caprice Littlefield, 34, Albany, 35:27 102. Emily Malsch, 13, Northfield, Mass., 35:31 103. Sarah Jane Bernard, 58, Harrison, 35:55 104. Katie Ebinger, 11, Harrison, 36:20 105. Storm Ellis, 8, Norway, 36:31 106. Ayden DeSanctis, 10, Stoneham, 37:58 107. John Ebinger, 8, Harrison, 38:06 108. Samantha DeSouza, 11, Harrison, 39:02 109. Debbie Howe, 65, Waterford, 39:13 110. Ariel Garber, 16, Harrison, 40:50 111. Michaela Frechette, 15, Harrison, 40:51 112. Edith Day, 43, Lovell, 41:32 113. Emma Stratton, 14, Colchester, Conn., 41:46 114. Erik Ouellette, 14, Colchester, Conn., 41:47 115. Priscilla Ormsby, 69, Jay, 42:01 116. Kelly Ouellette, 44, Colchester, Conn., 43:00 117. Angelica Milo, 43, Harrison, 44:10 118. Becky Adams, 37, Stoneham, 44:47 119. Chandler Adams, 8, Stoneham, 44:48


Marcia Stewart

11:00 AM

PREVIEW: Fri., JULY 15TH NOON to 4 P.M. AND Sat., JULY 16TH 9 A.M. to sale time Following is a sample of items to be sold at this sale, which will take place under our tent: COINS: 3 Silver Eagles MS 69 & 70, Morgans MS 62 & 63, Peace dollars, ApolloSoyuz coin/stamp set, Canadian Cent. 1867–1967 proofs, 2005 Buffalo coin set, Queen Mother 7-coin set, 2 Canadian 1871–1971 proofs ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES: Victorian love seat, buggy seat, rooster weathervane, barber chair, 6' wooden barber pole, A & W root beer dispenser, push-up table pinball, American Flyer train set, books (Dickens, Hemingway, Mark Twain), Mason & Hamlin pump organ w/bench, oak wall phone, oak intercom, Victorian ink well, jelly cabinet, Hoosier cabinet, drop-leaf tables (1 walnut), 8 wooden ice cream chairs, records, metronome, music stand, gas pump signs, 30 gal. oil filler drum, tricycle, scooter, sleds, Schwinn bicycle (parts), Schwinn bicycle manual (1950s), blanket chest, framed stitched sampler, school desk, handmade quilts, iron blanket racks, crocks, trunks, chests, brass ship’s wheel (16"), oil lamps, lanterns, mantle clocks, store scale, tea cart, picture & bowl sets, oak roll-top desk, oak buffet, Pepsi box w/bottles, steer horns, wicker bassinet, baby scale, crib, wicker cat cage, wood carvings, stenciled ladder, wheelbarrow, old garden implements, leather document bag, painting easel, Daguerreotypes, Roseville, McCoy pitcher, paintings, prints, photos, hats & hat boxes, vintage “Sasahi coronation set,” collection of dolls, jackknives TOOLS & SPORTS: 2 golf carts (1 Club Car elec. & 1 Yamaha gas), golf caddy, Snap-On Tool Chests, bolt bin, Troy-Bilt Rototiller, table saw & stand, folding table saw, 3 air compressors, chop saw, bench grinder, 2 chain saws, garage door opener, power washer, sm. drill press, portable kerosene heater, LP heater, assorted ladders, wrought iron patio set, dehumidifiers, near new air conditioner, Schwinn Frontier bicycle, tents, Porta Potty, Stevens 12 ga., deer hide, salt water fishing rods & reels, tackle boxes, creel, bamboo fly rod, collection of model cars HOUSEHOLD: Handmade bar & stools, counter-top refrigerator, barrister bookcase, corner cabinet, hutch, futon, couch, sleeper couch, 2 Canadian rockers, dining room tables, end tables, lg. dog crate, portable RDF/VHF receiver, exercise equipment, “L”-shaped office desk TERMS & CONDITIONS: Cash, Check, Master Card, or Visa. 13% buyer’s premium will be charged. GOOGLE: “Tom Troon, Auctioneer” for “auctionzip” link for more details & photos.

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Regional sports

Up to $5,000 prize offered at FA Golf Challenge

FRYEBURG — The Fryeburg Academy Alumni Association will present a Golf Challenge event on Sunday, Aug. 21 at the FA football field beginning at 9 a.m. One hundred tickets will be sold on a first-come basis. The fee is $100 with a chance to win a $5,000 prize. You don’t have to be a golfer or be good at golf. Participants must be 18 years of age or older. This event is for amateurs only, no

20, golf pros or PGA members can compete in event. An organization or person can buy five tickets for $500, but must assign a different shooter per ticket. Shooters can bring their own clubs. The object: to hit a golf ball a certain distance (100 to 130 yards) to a landing area (30feet in diameter — a 15-foot in diameter circle will be used after 2 p.m., if needed). If the ball stops inside the circle,

you continue on to the next round. Each round will have multiple door prizes given out. Winners will be drawn from the players eliminated from the previous rounds. Rounds are played until one person is left. The winner takes home half of the cash raised, up to $5,000. When five golfers are left in the round, they will be offered to split the cash equally, if all

agree. If not, the challenge continues. This will be offered each round after the event gets to five golfers or less. Maximum time between shooters is two minutes. Shooter order will alternate after each round is complete.

Tickets will be numbered 1 through 100 and shooters will be registered in this order. The event will be held rain or shine. There will be door prizes, raffles, food and refreshments. To purchase a challenge ticket,

contact Bill Perry at 603-6629680 or e-mail wmlperry72@ or Chris Dutton at 239-0363 or e-mail cdutton@ or Terry MacGillivray at 603-662-9922 or e-mail terrymacgillivray@

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Bridgton – Long Lake – 3-bedroom cottage with sandy beach. Relax on 8’x22’ screened porch and enjoy great views down the lake. Well priced! $349,900. Ray Austin 232-0500 (MLS 1005112)

Bridgton – Well-maintained in-town property. Walk to town and beach. Large, level lot and barn. $179,900. Russ Sweet 693-7281 (MLS 993328)

Harrison – Custom-built Ranch with walkout unfinished basement. Wood and tile floors, 1-car garage. Good privacy on ±3.52 acres. $225,000. Sally Goodwill 232-6902 (MLS 1009011)

Harrison – Great Summit Hill farmhouse. 14 acres, views. “Lodge” attached to house has massive stone fireplace. Too much to list. This is a must see! $279,500. J.R. McGinnis 693-7272 (MLS 938910)

Naples – 16+ acres with 675 ft. of water frontage on Brandy Pond! Previously a family campground, surveyed for 8 potential lots! $1,995,000. Connie Eldridge 831-0890 (MLS 975042)

Naples – Get Set for Summer! Large 3-bedroom contemporary home is surrounded by decks overlooking 300 ft. on Trickey Pond. Dock and 2 garages. $569,000. Connie Eldridge 693-7298 (MLS 1005108)

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Harrison – Unique business opportunity. 3-BR home with 2 garages. Both have cement pads, insulated & heated. Largest garage has 12' door for semi or heavy equipment, quick-connect air hose, plumbed for 1/2 bath. Great for automotive, truck or heavy equipment repair business. $175,000.

Denmark – 190' private waterfront cove on lovely Moose Pond! Immaculate, sweet, cozy, well-built log-sided home with master bedroom suite. Also has 230' of shared association beach. Sold furnished. Great 4-season getaway. $329,900.

Bridgton – Waterfront townhome directly on the water! Ideal location. Very private. Fantastic view of the lake from every room, directly across from Shawnee Peak. Large "C" unit. Fully furnished & finished. Best of 4 season recreation homes on the market. $349,000.

Bridgton – Long Lake waterfront amenities at an unbelievable price! This 3-BR/2-BA year-round home is only steps away from public landing where you can enjoy swimming, boating & kayaking. Lovely lake views, 2 decks, 2-car garage & close to town amenities. $199,000.

Otisfield – The perfect getaway for folks who like lots of wood, high ceilings & wide open spaces! This utterly charming Ward Log home boasts 3 BRs/1.5 BA, porch, deck, paved drive, large serene backyard, full finished walkout basement & more. Move-in ready. $199,500.



Bridgton – Real Classic Maine Camp situated among the pines with 130' of waterfront on lovely Highland Lake. Intown location with firepit at water’s edge & views of Mt. Washington on clear days. Walk to town. Also includes a bunk house with 1/2 bath and additional 2-car garage, screened porch overlooking the lake & fireplace. $325,000.

Bridgton, Bridgton Highlands – Mount Washington/Shawnee Peak views on 6.7 acres! Newly renovated, upscale & gorgeous. Beautiful, brought-back-to-life hardwood floors, granite kit, great rm. New master bath suite, stone fireplace, brick fireplace, 2-car garage/overhead area for studio. DIRECTLY ACROSS 1st FAIRWAY OF BHCC. MUST SEE!!! $549,000.


Stoneham – Adorable seasonal cottage at water’s edge with 150' private waterfront on Keewaydin Lake. Gradual sandy entrance with mountain and lake views. $225,000.

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Waterford – Immaculate newer home on private high & dry lot in country setting. Beautifully landscaped. Stone walls, local views. Public beach nearby. 1st floor master, paved drive, expansion possible in daylight basement. $247,900.

Bridgton – BEST PRICE IN HIGHLAND POINT! Also, one of the largest lots, sets high & dry, very private with land on desirable Highland Lake. Swim, float, private dock, covered gazebo, picnic area and possible views. $79,000. #0246-6966

Visual Tour Naples – Extremely well-kept camp with 100’ on pristine Trickey Pond with sandy beach. Many improvements have been done to the property. $287,000. Nancy Hanson 693-7270 (MLS 1006840)

Naples – This aggressively-priced home on Brandy pond has it all with 658 ft. of water frontage, all on 2.72 acres with sunset views. $429,000. Joe Shaw 776-0771 (MLS 1010710)

Naples – Well-maintained year round home is within walking distance to a shared sandy beach and picnic area. 2 bedrooms, 2 baths. 1car garage. $249,900. Nancy Hanson 838-8301 (MLS 1010965)

Naples – Long Lake getaway at an affordable price. 45 ft. on the East Shore! Enjoy gorgeous sunset views from your dock or deck. 28 ft. camper included. $239,000. Nancy Hanson 838-8301 (MLS 1013345)

Naples – Well-maintained 3-bedroom, 2-bath home with 3-season room, deck and 2-car garage. Nice corner lot. Assoc. ROW offers direct access to Sebago Harbor. $349,000. Wendy Gallant 615-9398 (MLS 1015383)

Naples – This 3-bedroom Contemporary Ranch includes access to Sebago Harbor and comes with direct access to Big Sebago. Cathedral ceilings and Attention to Detail! $219,900. Ray Austin 232-0500 (MLS 1004495)

Naples – Cozy Cottage with water rights to Sebago Harbor. 1 bedroom with loft bunk, deck and knotty pine interior. A very affordable getaway! $72,500. Wendy Gallant 615-9398 (MLS 1017775)

Naples – Fantastic colonial on 1.6 acres, one of Naples’ nicest neighborhoods. 3 bedrooms, 3 baths. Great kitchen. Some views and priced great. Only $225,000. J.R. McGinnis 693-7272 (MLS 972300)

Naples – This 4-bedroom, 3-bath Colonial boasts hardwood floors, well-appointed kitchen, 2-car garage with bonus room above. Convenient Naples location! $299,900. Jocelyn O’Rourke-Shane 838-5555 (MLS 1001664)

Naples – Turnkey and ready for immediate occupancy. Year round 2-bedroom unit has lovely water views and boat slip on Brandy Pond. Close to village. $259,000. Nancy Hanson 693-7270 (MLS 1006650)

Naples – Charming 4-bedroom, 2bath home with rights to 305’ sandy beach on Sebago Lake. Large private lot. Great yard and gardens! $219,000. Bob Blake 693-7277 (MLS 1017722)

Otisfield – Stunning 3-bedroom, 2bath Contemporary Ranch, on ±5 acres with a wraparound deck, hot tub and large 3+ car detached heated garage. $199,900. Jocelyn O’Rourke-Shane 838-5555 (MLS 1004850)

Otisfield – Contemporary Cape on large waterfront lot. 3-season porch/sunroom. Cathedral ceilings, fireplace. Sandy entrance to Saturday Pond. $399,900. Russ Sweet 693-7281 (MLS 993857)

Raymond – Sebago Lake – 3-bedroom, 2-bath home with 200 ft. of frontage, sandy beach on protected cove. Great price on Sebago Lake! $479,000. Jocelyn O’Rourke-Shane 838-5555 (MLS 1017730

Sweden – Scenic 5.5-acre view lot complete with underground power and septic system. $64,900. Ray Austin 232-0500 (MLS 973703) #0243-6388


Bridgton – Intown New Englander priced to sell! Walk to all town amenities. Some hardwood floors. A great fixer-upper for the handyman. $69,000.


Bridgton – Great Rte. 302 land available for commercial venture. Lots of traffic exposure, with power at street. Wooded & flat. 2 parcels available for development: 6.51 acres for $375,000 & 2.68 acre lot for $165,000.


Bridgton – Great opportunity to build that first home or retirement home. Septic design in place. Close to hospital, shopping, ski resort, golf. 30 minutes to Windham and No. Conway. $16,900. Waterford – Very private wooded 3.5-acre lot. Build a year round home or just a camp. Lots of snowmobile trails around and close to many amenities such as Long Lake, Shawnee Peak & downtown Bridgton for all your needs. Great price - don’t miss out! $28,000.

LAND • LAND • LAND • LAND • LAND • LAND Casco – 1.5-acre lot on high-visibility Rte. 302. 220’ on highway. Well, septic, paving complete. Seller would consider some financing to qualified buyer. $139,900. Nancy Hanson, 8388301. (985057) Casco – 1.4-acre level lot. Soils test available. Easy commute to Portland, Lewiston, Auburn and many lakes. $31,000. J.R. McGinnis, 693-7272. (915302) Harrison – Nice lot suitable for vacation home or primary residence. Shared frontage on Long Lake, close to Rte. 302 and Naples Causeway. $74,500. Russ Sweet, 693-7281. (1017366)

Naples – NEW LISTING – Enjoy spectacular views from this 6+ acre lot. Build your hilltop home & enjoy Long Lake, Mt. Washington & Naples village from your deck. Lot is very private & has an abundance of wildlife. $65,000. Nancy Hanson, 838-8301. (1021425) Naples – Great, level building lot. 2.15 acres, trees and close to the lake. Private. A great spot for your new home in the Lake Region. $27,500. J.R. McGinnis, 693-7272. (923936) Naples – Buildable ±1.1-acre lot in a nice subdivision. Min. from Naples Causeway and town beach. Dead-end road. $55,000. Connie Eldridge, 831-0890. (998561)

Naples – A wonderful place to build your dream home. This lot is located at the top of Madison Heights — One of Naples’ Most Desirable Associations. $53,000. Connie Eldridge, 831-0890. (1018037) Naples – Prime development possibilities in the heart of the Lake Region. 50 acres, survey complete, and 524’ on Roosevelt Trail (Rte. 302). $299,000. Nancy Hanson, 838-8301. (973206) Waterford – Get away to this 10+ acre lot with 760 ft. on Bogg Pond. Hike Hawk Mtn., canoe and kayak quiet pond. $69,900. Jocelyn O’RourkeShane, 838-5555. (1012739)

Fun & games

Area golf results

This week’s puzzle Theme: Popular gadgets ACROSS 1. Dateless male 5. Exclamation of disgust 8. Radar target 12. Second T in T&T 14. Beauty treatment site 15. Bonnie’s partner 16. Forearm bones 17. PST plus three 18. Super Bowl XLV winning QB 19. *Smoothie maker 21. Crashing percussions 23. Duty, as in duty-free 24. Wait for other one to drop? 25. Civil War’s Johnny 28. Wholly engrossed 30. Street child 35. Kim Basinger’s ex 37. 4th planet from sun 39. In the air 40. *Old phone operator 41. Animal trail 43. Matterhorn site 44. Like an anchor just clear of the bottom 46. Part of temple floor plan 47. Swim or track contest 48. Stunt flyer’s peril 50. Ham ____ 52. “___ and the Family Stone” 53. Not win 55. Explosive 57. *Internet WiFi access site 61. *Pop-up appliance

65. *Manual calculator, pl. 66. Length of existence 68. A la _____ 69. Test TV program 70. Neither here ___ there 71. Swedish money 72. Meat and potato dish 73. *Advertiser’s enemy? 74. Elizabeth Taylor, e.g. DOWN 1. Ticket leftover 2. *Highway ____ machine, no need for human 3. Actress Hathaway 4. Like peach in Roald Dahl’s novel 5. *He taps on his netbook or iPad 6. *Directional helper 7. Come from an egg 8. Divulge, as in secrets 9. Vega’s constellation 10. Scotty McCreery in 2011 11. Writing implements 13. Mothball substitute 15. *Standard on most smart phones 20. Skill evaluations 22. Second person pronoun 24. Precedes antistrophe 25. *Some drivers can detect this

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26. High society 27. Goatee, e.g. 29. Daddy 31. Pack to capacity 32. Author Louis Sachar’s Newbery Medal winner 33. Forcefully urge 34. Foul 36. Greek muse of history 38. Acceptable, but not outstanding 42. Right-hand page 45. Soapbox 49. Likewise 51. Green thumb, e.g. 54. *iPad owners use it when watching or reading 56. Ivan and Nicholas, e.g. 57. Happenings 58. Death notice 59. A tall one is not true 60. Flat-bottomed boat 61. Territory, abbr. 62. Faster than a walk

63. Volcano in Sicily 64. End of the line 67. Government domain

(Continued from Page C) place with a Plus 9, Plus 12. Second place went to Don Johnson (Oakdale), Jack Small (Norway), Bob Beckler (Mountain View) and Briggs Bunker at Plus 7, Plus 9. Third place went to Larry Schieman (Mt. Black), Jim Layne (Indian Mound), Dudley Bell (St. Johnsbury) and Clyde Coscia (Prov. Lake) at Plus 7, Plus 7. Fourth place went to George Jones (Norway), Ted Dorr (Waumbek), Dana Morrill (Lake Kezar) and Ed Jilek (Lake Kezar) at Plus 6, Plus 8. Fifth place went to Bill Wapenski (Lake Kezar), Brett Russell (North Conway), Tom Pomroy (Bethlehem) and Judie Paquette (Indian Mound) at Plus 6, Plus 7. Bill Bissett (Lake Kezar) sank the longest putt at 8-feet. Plus Points: Dick Arzoomanian (Maplewood) 10, John Sweeney (Mt. Washington) 9, Art Gregory (Indian Mound) 7, Wayne Bunker 6, Bob Beckler 5, Earl Clifford 5, Ivan Roberts (Norway) 5, Dana Morrill 5, George McAvoy (Maplewood) 4, Jayne Britton 4, Brett Russell 4 and Robert McHatton (Bridgton Highlands) 4. Birds: Earl Clifford on 5, Greg Dawson and George McAvoy on 7, Jayne Britton on 11, Wayne Bunker on 15, Ken Howard (eagle) on 16 and Ivan Roberts on 17. Next week: Lake Kezar CC. Tee for Two recap The Tee for Two Charitable Fundraiser held its third annual golf tournament on Saturday, June 18 at Lake Kezar Country Club in Lovell. Some 76 participants rallied to make this year’s fundraiser an overwhelming success. All proceeds will be donated to the Cancer Care Outpatient Fund at Bridgton Hospital’s Oncology Department. The fund was established to assist cancer patients in the local area who are underfunded or uninsured. Shortly after an 8 a.m. shotgun start, golfers were treated to a brief shower, but the rest of the day turned out to be an absolute delight. Before teeing off, golfers enjoyed a continental breakfast. During the course of play, they were treated to water, soda TEE FOR TWO, Page C

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Public skating will be offered at the Bridgton Ice Arena in North Bridgton this Sunday, July 17 and Tuesday, July 19 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). For more information, call Rink Manager Matt Foye at 647-7637. The arena is located on the Bridgton Academy campus.

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BRIDGTON – MOOSE POND – 3-bedroom, spacious, contemporary 4-season home on east shore. Large, open, flat lot, private, well-maintained. Two-car garage, walkout basement, many nice details, lakefront picnic area and dock. Come have a look! $489,000. MLS #1021234

BRIDGTON – 3-bedroom, 2-bath, 2000 28'x60' Doublewide Mobile with a great in-town location, with a 12'x16' porch, plus a 2.5-car garage, with paved driveway. Great layout with large, open dining room and living room area. Great price for Only $119,900. MLS #1020498

NAPLES – Well-cared-for farmhouse with large attached barn, surrounded by fields on both sides of home and woods in the back. Roof, FHW/oil furnace, septic system replaced within past 8–15 years. Additional acreage available. *Taxes based on home with 51 acres. $219,900. MLS #996842

BRIDGTON – Privacy and New House To-BeBuilt! 3-bedroom, 2-bath, 28'x44' split with 2car garage under, on ±3.68-acre lot with lots of road frontage to protect privacy. $161,400. MLS #1010066

NAPLES – 4-bedroom, 2.5-bath Colonial with 4 levels of finished living area. 3.46 acres on a cul-de-sac at the top of a subdivision, seasonal views of Mt. Washington and Long Lake. Large kitchen/breakfast area with tile floor, granite top island. Many beautiful features (mud room, office, bonus room) in this ±3000 sq. ft. home! $339,000. MLS #1010237

NAPLES – Immaculate 3-bedroom, 2-bath, 26'x42' ranch with daylight basement and big back deck leading to large lawn, located in neighborhood of similar homes. Open kitchen, dining room, living room with cathedral ceilings. Mahogany floors, Jacuzzi tub with 5 ft. walk-in shower. Basement has finished full bath and workshop area, and woodstove for secondary heat. $168,000 MLS #1016034

BRIDGTON – Beautiful sandy beach looking up at Pleasant Mtn. comes with this ±1/2-acre lot within 5 minutes from skiing and boating. Public boat launch just down the road. $26,900. MLS #970777

NAPLES – Nice, buildable lot located on culde-sac in small subdivision, with protective covenants and restrictions. Other lots and house packages available. $327,900. MLS #1007029

SEBAGO – Large lot for a great price, on townpaved road, and in an area of well-cared-for homes. Property just over the Naples line. $39,900. MLS #1012917

BRIDGTON – Panoramic Views of Mt. Washington and Presidential Range that will take your breath away. Lots of road frontage and good-sized lot to protect privacy. Great lot with just enough pitch for a daylight basement. $125,000 MLS #982507

NAPLES – Beautiful buildable lot in one of Naples’ nicest subdivisions. Next to the last lot on private cul-de-sac, shared with only one other home. Privacy and upscale homes with protective covenants and restrictions. House package available. $39,900. MLS #1006999


CASCO – This property has much potential… road frontage on 3 roads… ROW to Thomas Pond. Possible subdivision. Must see. $74,900. MLS #937554

NAPLES – Stunning “Classic Maine” 4-bedroom, 3-bath log home with ±245' sandy bottom frontage on Long Lake. Hand-hewn beams, cathedral ceilings, skylights, 3 gas fireplaces, glassed-in porch, expansive views of Long Lake, 2-car gambrel garage with finished room above and bath, finished basement, separate 1-car garage and boathouse. MUST SEE! $924,900 MLS #1015436

NAPLES – Well-cared-for, 3-bedroom, 1.5-bath colonial with attached breezeway and 2-car garage. 2632 sq. ft. living space with finished basement, beautifully done in V-match pine. Maple kitchen, granite, big back deck with hot tub, all on ±2.33 acres, which are nicely-landscaped with paved drive. $224,900. MLS #1004780

BRIDGTON – To-be-Built colonial with 2-car attached garage, in neighborhood of similar homes, with enough acreage that you feel privacy, yet close to town and amenities. $239,900. MLS #1009049

DENMARK – Paved entrance in on this level, ± 2.5-acre lot with beautiful views of Pleasant Mtn. and surrounding mountains. Soils test available. $44,900. MLS #963372 HARRISON – VIEWS, VIEWS, VIEWS – This ± 4.22-acre building lot offers beautiful panoramic views in quiet, rural setting. Great location to build your dream home. $66,900. MLS #931856

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Regional sports

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Greater Lovell Land Trust to lead Amos Mtn. hike

LOVELL — Join the Greater Lovell Land Trust for an evening presentation on hummingbirds, a guided walk up Amos Mountain this week and a daylong Natural History course in August. The Ruby-throated Hummingbird: A tiny gem of a bird will be presented at the Charlotte Hobbs Memorial Library on Wednesday, July 20

at 7:30 p.m. The ruby-throated hummingbird, Archilochus colubris, weighs approximately the equivalent of three pennies. Yet, this bird flies from its wintering grounds in Central and South America to the treetops in Maine’s forests where it build spider web-lined nests for the breeding season. Join Bonny Boatman for a presentation on

these and many other wonders in the life of this tiny gem of a bird. The guided active walk up Amos Mountain leaves from the Gallie Trail parking area off Route 5 in Lovell on Thursday, July 21 at 9 a.m. Explore a new GLLT property that offers a climb to a hilltop through an interesting forest crisscrossed by unique stone walls and dotted

with cellar holes. Participants should bring water and a lunch, comfortable and sturdy hiking shoes and bug repellent. Due to the increased prevalence of deer ticks in the region, lightweight long pants are also recommended. Finally, on Friday, Aug. 12, Bridie McGreavy, GLLT education director, will offer a natural history course in Lovell from 9

FRYEBURG — The to host its first “Women On National Rife Association. Fryeburg Fish & Game Target” instructional shootFFGA wishes to provide a Association (FFGA) is pleased ing clinic, sponsored by the positive and supportive environment in which to introduce the women of the area communities to the shooting sports. FFGA is deeply committed to teaching the safe and GRAY — ATV Maine will be staffing an exhibit at the Maine responsible use of firearms and Wildlife Park in Gray next Saturday, July 23 from 11 a.m. to 2 to sharing the enjoyment of the p.m. shooting sports with others. ATV Maine ( was organized to promote the For more information and/ safe and responsible use of ATVs, to work on landowner relations, or registration instructions, and to be a unified voice on legislative issues regarding ATVs. contact Carol Clark, event Maine has been ranked #1 nationally for its ATV trail system; and ATV Maine is a clearinghouse of information from local clubs statewide. Check out their exhibit, some real ATVs and find out how you can become a member of a local ATV club! The Maine Wildlife Park (located off Route 26) is owned and operated by the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife. The park exists to promote an understanding and awareness of the wildlife, conservation and habitat protection programs and projects of MDIFW. The Maine Wildlife Park has over 30 species of native wild-

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(Continued from Page C) and chili dogs. After completion of the tournament, participants feasted on an array of hors d’oeuvres followed by a delicious sitdown meal. Once wined and dined, it was time to start the awards ceremonies. Thanks to many local merchants, numerous surrounding golf courses and generous crafters and donors, tourney organizers had more than enough prizes to hand out. First on the agenda was the winners of the “skills games” played on Holes 1, 8, 11 and 12. They received two rounds of golf from Lake Kezar, Naples Golf & Country Club, Indian Mound, Eagle Mountain and Norway Country Club. Closest to the pin winners were Terry Holden on Hole 5 at 4-feet, 8-inches (he received two rounds of golf at Bridgton Highlands). Unfortunately, none of the ladies landed on the green, so their prize was added to the skills game lucky losers’ drawings. Megan Nyberg was the women’s winner on Hole 16 at 8-feet, 5-inches (she walked away with a new 3 Hybrid), and Mike Woodside was the men’s winner at 5-feet, 4-inches (that earned him a 60 degree lob wedge). During the festivities, a special raffle was held for five cooked lobsters, donated by the Center Lovell Market. The big winner was lobster lover Gerri Foulds. The last of the awards was the presentation of team honors. First place low net (35) for $240 went to the team of Kay and Lenny Desmarais and Sue and Alan Leck. Second place low net (39) for $120 went to Donna and Gary MacDonald and Carole and Leo Trahan. Both teams graciously donated their winnings to the fundraiser. What a contest for first place low gross. Can you believe that four teams came in with identical scores of 59? The scorekeepers had to go back four holes before the tie was broken and they could declare a winner. In the end, first place for $240 went to the team of John Chandler, Dan Lalone, Don Neidetcher and Cliff Abbott. Finishing second for $120 was Russell Knox, Dick Goss, Tim George and Jerry Labbe. The festivities concluded with the presentation of 27 silent auction items going home with the highest bidder. This year, the auction items were well worth the bids, and thanks go to the many donors and those who dug deep to outbid their competitors to raise $1,600. “While we all enjoyed a fun-filled day of golfing, the real winners will be those cancer patients that receive the benefit from the proceeds of the day,” tourney organizer Moe Foulds said. “All golfers, donors and committee members should feel good knowing in some small way we are helping the less fortunate through some difficult times.”

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(Continued from Page C) 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 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. Check out the race website at 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. 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 (14-plus miles) and concludes with a two-mile dash/hike up and down Pleasant Mountain in Bridgton. For more information, go to

Mellissa Mattucci of Bridgton graduated from Plymouth State University with a Bachelor of Arts/Theatre Arts degree, a concentration in theatrical design/tech and a minor in music. Mellissa was presented with a Senior Award by the Department of Music, Theatre and Dance in recognition of outstanding accomplishment in the area of costume design. She is the daughter of Tony and Alma Mattucci of Bridgton. Mellissa was a recipient of the Bridgton Scholarship Foundation throughout her college career. Samantha M. Scarf of Naples graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in History on May 14, 2011 from Emmanuel College in Boston, Mass. Krista Hakala of Harrison, a freshman undecided business major, was named to the Dean’s List at Bentley College (Waltham, Mass.) for the spring semester. To be named to the Dean’s List, a full-time student must have a grade point average of 3.3 or higher with no course grade below 2.0 during the term. Yasmin Ina Azel of Lovell was named to the Endicott College (Beverly, Mass.) Dean’s List for the spring semester. Yasmin is the daughter of Jose and Anna Azel. A junior, Yasmin is majoring in Fine Arts. To qualify for Dean’s List, a student must obtain a minimum grade point average of 3.5, receive no grade below a “C” and be enrolled in a minimum of 12 credits for the semester.

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WHAT DOES MILFOIL LOOK LIKE — Pictured is one of three invasive plant aquariums at Lakes Environmental Association. This one contains Eurasian milfoil, which has been found in Salmon Lake in Belgrade/Oakland and in Pleasant Hill Pond in Scarborough, and variable-leaf milfoil, which is in the Songo River and Brandy Pond in Naples and about two dozen other Maine waters.

Recognizing invasive plants

“There’s something odd on my lake.” “There’s a weird plant growing around my dock.” “I think I saw milfoil on my lake.” These are the kinds of statements the staff at the Lakes Environmental Association hears all summer long. So on Tuesday, July 19, at 7 p.m., LEA is offering a free, one-hour guide to recognizing invasive aquatic plants. It isn’t intended to create plant identification experts, but simply to allow the average person to understand the basics about invasives and let them know what to do if they spot an unusual plant.

The idea is to have many eyes watching for invasives because quick response is the key to controlling them. But it’s also helpful if people can distinguish between native aquatic plants and invasive ones. The class, which will be held at the LEA office, 230 Main Street in Bridgton, will also help people know what to do and who to contact if they think they may have seen an invasive plant. For more information, contact Mary Jewett, LEA teacher/educator, at 647-8580, ext. 11, or Upcoming LEA programs

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(Continued from Page C) life on display, plus wildlife gardens, nature trails, a fish hatchery and other interactive exhibits and displays. The park is open daily through Nov. 11 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; visitors must leave the premises by 6 p.m. Admission to the park is free for ages 3 and under; $5 for ages 5-12; $7 for adults; and $5 for seniors. Groups of 15 or more are $3.50 per person. Bring a picnic and spend the day! Family and Community Season Passes are available, and are an incredible bargain for families and groups that visit the park several times over the course of the summer. For more information about any of these programs, please call the Maine Wildlife Park at 657-4977; or visit online at

A Family Walk & Orienteering course will be held at Holt Pond this Friday, July 15, at 10 a.m. This walk will cover moderate terrain and will last approximately two hours. Comfortable walking shoes, water, and compasses are recommended. LEA will provide maps and extra compasses. The group will meet at LEA at 10 a.m. before heading off to the preserve. Please register by phone at 647-8580, or e-mail at, if you would like to participate. Fee: $5 per person; LEA members attend free of charge.

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Friends make triumphant 4th walk

(Continued from Page C) Fourth. Life is fragile, and it was great to be in an event with such energy (and no old drivers),” Arnold said. Like his friend, Mark Arnold hoped others saw their message and will be more careful when they confront cyclists along the roadway. “Far too often, people are operating vehicles in way too much of a hurry and/or in a very distracted manner,” he said. “We, especially Bill, are prime examples of the catastrophic outcome when things go badly. Nothing, I repeat nothing, is more important to avoid operating a car in a foolish and distracted manner.” Day They Won’t Forget Bill Dexter has always loved spending time at the family camp on Moose Pond. His family has spent summers there since 1965. A physician and director of Sports Medicine at Maine Medical Center (he started the program 15 years ago and he also serves as team doctor for the University of Southern Maine Huskies), Bill stopped running the Bridgton race because of knee issues. So, he convinced his good friend, Mark Arnold (who resides in Lower Gwyneed, Pa.), to start a new Fourth tradition — cycling. “Last year, we were about 12 miles into our ride, riding single file with Mark in front of me, on Route 113. We were struck from behind. It is unclear how or why this happened. He (the driver) hit us at great speed and darn near killed us. Fortunately, we both were knocked unconscious from the initial blow,” Bill remembered. “From there on, I can only report what I have been told as I have little to no recollection for the events of the day.” Mark added, “The Fourth is really a daze.”

First on the accident scene was a “good Samaritan” who had emergency medical training. “He knew not to move me. This turned out to be a good thing as I had a burst fracture on my spine (T5) and if I had been rolled, it likely would have severed my spinal chord,” Bill said. “He also helped stabilize Mark, organized others and called 9-1-1.” The man also found Mark’s cell phone, and contacted the men’s wives, staying on the line until they were being transported to hospitals. Mark suffered “whiplash” to his neck, broken ribs, stress fractures of some vertebrae, an extruded herniated disc and “tons of road rash.” He was hospitalized two days in North Conway. Bill was in graver condition. He numerous fractures to his ribs, spine, pelvis, right wrist and ankle. He also had collapsed lungs, “which might have killed me except for the incredibly professional and expert and prompt care I received from the Fryeburg Rescue (personnel),” Bill said. “They are the true heroes of this story,” he added. “They not only recognized the lung trauma, but knew what to do and did it. They restored my breathing and literally saved my life. I do recall, clearly, thinking that I was dying, and then all of a sudden, I was breathing and aware of being alive. Not conscious, just aware I was alive.” Mark gave a “huge shoutout” to Fryeburg Rescue personnel and The Memorial Hospital for their “excellent care.” Bill spent a week in intensive care and a second week at Maine Medical Center. He then went through some rehabilitation over a two-week period at New England Rehab. Then came the long recovery.

MOMENT OF TRIUMPH — After both sustaining serious injuries from a bicycle accident on July 4, 2010, good friends Mark Arnold (left) and Bill Dexter pose for a photograph after they completed Bridgton’s 4 On The Fourth last week.

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“It was months weaning out of a wheelchair, relearning how to walk. The pain in those early months was really quite remarkable. The resulting disabilities have required my adapting to a new reality in terms of what I can do physically. Certainly, I have struggled emotionally and am so very fortunate to have a life partner, in my wife Cindy (who is a nurse practitioner at MMC), who really lives the ‘for better or worse’ part of the marriage vows,” said Bill, who noted that the couple has three children — Ben (25), Sam (22) and Hannah (18 and entering her sophomore year at UMaine). “She has been my rock.” Bill has undergone 12 surgical procedures, the last one was four weeks ago. “Mentally, I have not seemed to have sustained any damage, but you will have to ask those around me if I have got that one right,” he joked. Mark too is still on the mend. “I got hit by a car going plus 55 mph, think about that. I’m still on the mend 12 months later, and frankly, I will never be back to where I was before,” he said. “On the other hand, I got off ‘lightly’ versus Bill. It was really difficult to see a dear, dear friend get hurt so badly.” Mark too admires the care his wife, Martha, showed him during his recovery. “I definitely married well,” said Mark as he and Martha celebrated their 30th wedding anniversary this past Monday. The couple have one child, Eric, who celebrated his 21st birthday last week. As a chance to note, not celebrate the “crashiversary,” Mark and Bill decided to walk

the Bridgton 4 On The Fourth. “It was the farthest I have been able to travel under my own power since the accident,” Bill said. “So very satisfying, indeed.” Bill truly hopes the message of “Sharing the Road” hits home, thus avoiding future collisions between cycling enthusiasts and the driving public. “I had been actively riding for about 10 years, having completed the Loon Echo 100 Trek (great event, by the way, and a great cause!) as well as the Trek Across Maine. I had commuted frequently by bicycle from my home in Cumberland to Maine Med. I loved bicycling. Great exercise; the freedom of movement; connection with the areas traveled through; camaraderie with the bicycling community. I have not yet been back on a bike, at least one that moves — this is currently under negotiations with Cindy,” Bill said. For Bill, he now has been involved in two cycling accidents. His first encounter with a motor vehicle resulted in a concussion. “Fortunately, no big damage done,” he said. “Maine has been ranked as the second most bicycle friendly state in the country. I guess I might take issue with that. Lack of proper shoulders, drivers who do not pay attention — texting, eating, shaving, doing their make-up, watching i-Pads, reading, brushing their teeth, on their phones, all behaviors I have witnessed while biking — the list goes on and not abiding by the state law that requires a three-foot minimum distance from bicyclists.”

CYCLISTS DOWN — This was the scene on July 4, 2010 after Bill Dexter and Mark Arnold were struck by a car while they were cycling on Route 113 in Fryeburg. (File Photo) A message Bill sends out to the cycling community is wear a helmet! “My head, brain, life was saved during the collision by my helmet,” he said. “They (helmets) work!” Despite all that the two men experienced, Mark Arnold still

maintains a sense of humor. “When visiting the Dexters in Cumberland in December, I told Bill (tongue in cheek) that I was going to write a book about our experiences with the title, No Highway for Old Men. Humor is good medicine,” he said.

Opinion & Comment

July 14, 2011, The Bridgton News, Page D

Viewpoints Views from Senate by Susan Collins United States Senator

Sowing Seeds of Peace in Maine

Something magical happens in Maine every year at this time. Thousands of children, carrying sleeping bags and armed with bug spray, descend upon one of the more than 100 summer camps and adventure programs hidden away among Maine’s mountains and on the shores of its lakes. These young campers will spend the next several weeks swimming, canoeing, telling stories around campfires, and building new friendships that will last a lifetime. It is that lasting relationship that the founders of the Seeds of Peace camp in Otisfield hope will promote peace and, perhaps one day, help change the world. Seeds of Peace was founded by John Wallach. Mr. Wallach truly believed that we could promote understanding, reconciliation, acceptance, and peace by bringing together youth from conflict regions around the world. He wanted to do this at a camp in western Maine. In addition to the usual camp activities, the youngsters would be required to participate in dialogue sessions to discuss issues of coexistence and conflict resolution. The goal was simple: to dispel fear, mistrust, and prejudice by putting a human face on those that these youngsters had been raised to hate. Mr. Wallach’s dream was realized during the summer of 1993, when the very first session of the Seeds of Peace International Camp got underway with 48 Arab, Israeli, and American youngsters, who ranged in age from 14 to 16. Recently, Seeds of Peace opened its 19th season with a flag-raising ceremony at its camp in Otisfield. This year, nearly 200 Israeli, Palestinian, Jordanian, Egyptian, Indian, Pakistani, Afghani and American young people are participating in this unifying event.  Amazingly, despite the tension between the Israeli and

Palestinian governments, Seeds of Peace is able to bridge borders by including Arab and Israeli youth in its program. Until now, these youngsters had never met. They will spend several weeks living together in cabins, sharing meals, playing sports, and talking to one another. In Maine, they will learn about, and from, one another and these valuable lessons will help shape their thoughts as they grow to become the next generation of leaders… a generation that I hope will choose peace over violence when perhaps someday faced with this decision. There is a saying at Seeds of Peace: “Governments negotiate treaties, peace is made by people.” Nineteen years after its first summer session, Seeds of Peace continues to do what government cannot. Founder John Wallach passed away in 2002, but his dream lives on. Today, a dedicated group of staff and volunteers continues to fulfill the Seeds of Peace mission. They are dedicated to educating, encouraging, and empowering the next generation of world leaders and preparing them for the arduous task of peacemaking. Since its beginning, Seeds of Peace has graduated more than 4,000 teenagers from its leadership programs. One of those young campers, Arab Bashar from Israel summed up his experience with these words, “By translating between the two sides in coexistence activities sponsored by Seeds of Peace in which Jews and Arabs participate, I have learned that I can make a difference in the world.” Perhaps one day, Bashar, or any one of the thousands of Seeds of Peace alumni, will be in a decision-making position in his or her home country and they will remember their time at a special summer camp here in Maine, where the “seeds of peace” blossom every year.

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taxes” that Cebra is so against is not as simple an issue either. As usual, those in the State of Maine who use the roads the most pay the most fuel taxes. That means that trucking and transportation companies are going to get a big tax breaks in the next two years. These same companies make good money running heavy vehicles on public roads, which cause a lot of damage to road structures and bridges. Fuel taxes have always been somewhat of a use tax; the more you use is the more you pay.  I think Rep. Cebra needs to call his conquest by the right name, a “Tax Cut” for big business. Yes, roads in the State of Maine will get resurfaced and bridges will be rebuilt yet my suspicion is that the work will not come close to keeping up with the degrading state of the transportation infrastructure.  As more fuel-efficient vehicles become part of the fleet of private and public vehicles using Maine’s road infrastructure, there will be less fuel tax revenue. As road projects fall further behind, members of the legislature will be forced to vote on a fuel tax increases. Of course, the legislature could always vote a bond measure or vote in some other funding measure.  We all know how much

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To The Editor: Recently State Representative Rich Cebra wrote to the readers of the BNews regarding his support and eventual win, doing away with the state automatic, annual “indexing” of fuel taxes.”  In his status report, Cebra gets into a bit of flawed commentary that, “the feds’ intense dedication to ethanol” is based upon the revenue created by federal fuel taxes charged on the lower MPG ethanol blends. This part of Cebra’s statement seems to be an anti-tax, antifederal government rant of misinformation.  Ethanol production grew from an attempt to reduce reliance on foreign importation of oil as well as research for a greener more sustainable source of energy. Ethanol was supposed to make us a more secure nation. Of course, there were unforeseen effects from increased ethanol production and tax incentives. In the end, I am not sure how the ethanol debate will play out; ethanol seems to be expensive to produce at this time, yet has buoyed up the price of corn and attracted extensive investment. Oh and by the way, the automatic, annual “indexing of fuel


Sizing up our choices

By Sally Chappell I never imagined so much American culture and history could fit into such a tiny place, but that is the case with Bridgton’s Rufus Porter Museum. If you haven’t already explored this gem of a museum, make a point of visiting sometime this summer to learn about this fascinating figure in Bridgton’s past. During my first visit recently, our excellent tour guide pointed out two similar items that, except for their size, were identical. One was a fake, the other, authentic. Even to the practiced eye, it is difficult to tell the difference. As you can guess, there is a big difference in the value of the two pieces irrespective of size disparity. So, it is with our food. Some of it is real, and some is fake. As with the museum pieces,

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causes. A dedicated label reader, I want to know which foods are “GMO” in order to avoid them, but labeling them as such is not required. According to the Grocery Manufacturers Association, 75% of the processed foods on American store shelves contain GMOs. Why don’t consumers have the right to know what they are consuming? Japan, the European Union, Malaysia and Australia have mandatory GMO labeling laws whereas in Canada

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(Continued from Page D) elected representatives like voting for new taxes. Hey, I agree that lawmakers should go on the record when they raise revenue from the citizenry. I think it is more important that government is administered efficiently; indexed-based taxation is an effective method for maintaining infrastructure projects. I agree with a large number of observers that this tax break is extremely short-sighted. Unlike Cebra, I don’t think the economic times we are in warrant tax breaks for the transportation sector. The State of Maine, more then most states in the Union, needs an excellently-maintained and efficient transportation infrastructure. On the other hand, now would be a good time to get into vehicle repair in the State of Maine. I project increases in sales for suspension-related parts, tires, struts, springs and the likes. The sad side of this Republican-lauded effort is that the citizen drivers in Maine will end up paying higher costs to maintain their vehicles, and in the end higher taxes. Sometimes, there are reasons to put self-indexing taxes in place. Allan Rosen-Ducat Summah resident Naples

PEACEFUL TIME ON THE LAKE — Alexa Hathaway of Naples captured this scenic look out onto Highland Lake last Thursday. With a great stretch of weather, many have enjoyed boat and kayak rides out on area lakes.

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To The Editor: I want to pass along some information to the readers of The Bridgton News. Several area residents have asked me about the status of a bill, LD 966, because of its local connection to Naples. On Friday,


LOVELL MAINE TOWN BEACHES Lovell, Maine’s town beaches, on Kezar Lake at the Narrows in West Lovell, and Farrington’s Beach on Pleasant Point Road in Center Lovell, are for residents, land owners, and accompanied guests only. All others will be turned away.




NOTICE OF SALE OF TAX FORECLOSED PROPERTIES IN THE TOWN OF BRIDGTON Pursuant to Title 36 Chapter 105, the Town of Bridgton, through its Tax Collector, shall conduct an Auction of the Tax Foreclosed Properties on Thursday, July 28, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. e.s.t., at the Town Offices at 3 Chase Street, Suite #1, Bridgton, Maine. Information about the affected properties is available at as well as at the Town Offices during regular business hours. The Town reserves the right to amend the list of auction properties at the time of auction. Mitchell A. Berkowitz, Tax Collector 2T28 PUBLIC NOTICE

TOWN OF CASCO INVITATION TO BID Annual Audit Proposal For the Town of Casco The Town of Casco is seeking proposals to perform the required annual audit for each of the fiscal years 2011, 2012 and 2013. Sealed proposals will be accepted in the Town Office of the Town of Casco, 635 Meadow Road, Casco, Maine until 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, July 28, 2011, at which time they will be publicly opened. Proposers must be qualified independent public accountants. Proposal forms and specifications may be obtained from the Town Office from 9:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, or on the Town’s website at The Town reserves the right to reject any or all bids. David P. Morton, Town Manager




PROJECT NAME: Casco Community Center Kitchen Project


Complete written Bids shall be submitted in sealed envelopes, plainly marked: Bid Casco Community Center Kitchen Project, to Office of the Town Manager, Casco Town Office, 635 Meadow Road, Casco, Maine 04015, not later than 12:00 p.m., Thursday, July 28, 2011, at which time they will be publicly opened and read aloud. Bids received after that time and date shall not be accepted. Contract bid documents are available from: Casco Town Office, 635 Meadow Road, Casco, Maine 04015. A pre-bid meeting will be held: Monday, July 25, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. at the Casco Community Center at 940 Meadow Road, Casco, Maine. This project consists of: completing construction of a new Kitchen facility at the Casco Community Center. NOTE: This project is being partially-funded by HUD Community Development Block Grant funds. Davis-Bacon Federal Wage rates apply to the project, please take notice to the wage rate determination attached to this document. The Town of Casco reserves the right to waive all informalities in bids, to accept any bid or any portion thereof, or to reject any or all bids, should it be deemed in its best interest to do so. Except as otherwise required by law or as specifically provided to the contrary herein, the award of this bid shall be governed by the Town’s purchasing policy. Date of Notice: July 13, 2011 3T28

July 8 in a quiet ceremony in the governor’s office with members of the Ronan family and the bill sponsor, Governor Paul LePage signed into law LD 966, An Act Regarding the Use of Methadone by Operators of Commercial Motor Vehicles. I helped this bill through in memory of Naples friend Shannon Ronan, our local UPS driver who was killed in a terrible accident after being hit by a Time Warner truck driven by someone allegedly on methadone 18 months ago. Shannon was loved by everyone who he got to know in his nine years as our UPS delivery guy. The representative from Shannon’s hometown of Gray — Rep. Anne Graham — sponsored the bill. During the public hearing for the bill before the Joint Standing Committee on Criminal Justice and Public Safety, Rep. Graham presented the bill, then several members of Shannon’s family — his wife, parents and in-laws

— spoke about the tragedy, then I testified and told the committee about the love for and the loss that every business owner in Naples feels as a result of losing such a good, kind man who was part of our everyday lives. There were a few technical problems with the bill that the committee had to work through and eventually did. The bill then ended up on the Appropriations table meaning that it had a negative financial impact on the state budget, and that is usually the death of a bill. I then helped Rep. Graham in front of the Appropriations Committee and worked successfully to find a solution to get it to the governor’s desk for his signature. I’m really glad that we could bring some closure to this loophole in the law so hopefully no one will have to endure a tragedy like this in the future. Rep. Rich Cebra Naples

NOTICE OF PLANNING BOARD PUBLIC HEARING & MEETING The Denmark Planning Board will hold a public hearing on July 21, 2011 at 6:30 p.m. at the Denmark Municipal Building located at 62 East Main Street. The public hearing will be for a conditional use permit for U.S. Customs and Border Protection pursuant to Article 6.16 of the Denmark Zoning Ordinance. Map 19, Lot 3. Rural District of the Denmark Zoning Map. The Denmark Planning Board will hold a regular business meeting following the close of the public hearing on July 21, 2011. 1T28

In the face of a threat

To The Editor: Hmm! Perhaps its time to buy myself a gun and announce to the world that I’m a “gun totin’ Annie Oakley” instead of a “gun-free progressive, leftwing do-gooder” from whom American gun owners need to be “saved by God” (last line in Tom McLaughlin’s July 7 column). The truth is, I don’t think arming school teachers with guns LETTERS, Page D




According to Department regulations, interested parties must be publicly notified, written comments invited, and if justified, an opportunity for public hearing given. A request for a public hearing, or that the Board of Environmental Protection assume jurisdiction of the application, must be received by the Department, in writing, no later than 20 days after the application is accepted by the Department as complete for processing. The application and supporting documentation are available for review at the Bureau of Remediation and Waste Management (BRWM) at the appropriate DEP regional office, during normal working hours. A copy of the application and supporting documentation may also be seen at the municipal office in Naples, Maine.

Public Notice


Please take notice that Q-Team, Inc., of 86 Casco Road in Naples (207-693-3831), is intending to file an application with the Maine Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) on or about July 15, 2011, pursuant to the provisions of 38 M.R.S.A., Section 1301 et. seq., and Maine’s Solid Waste Management Regulations. The application is for a Solid Waste Processing Facility (for stock-piling and processing clean wood and limbs from tree trimming/removal jobs) at 86 Casco Road, on land behind the Q-Team office-shop, owned by Robert Fogg and operated by Q-Team, Inc.

Send all correspond to: Maine Department of Environmental Protection, Bureau of Remediation and Waste Management, 17 State House Station, Augusta, Maine 04333-0017 (207-287-2651 or 1-800-452-1942), or to the appropriate regional office, if known. 1T28






1. To approve Minutes of June 20, 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 347, 190 Tamarack Trail, located in a Residential District. This matter was tabled at the May 16, 2011 agenda. 1T28 3. Other… LEGAL ADVERTISEMENT

On behalf of the Town of Naples and the Board of Selectpersons thank you to the volunteers who made this years 4th of July celebration possible. The Naples Fire Department, Naples Marine Safety, Sherifff Kevin Joyce and the Cumberland County Sheriffs Department, Lake Region Television, The Bridgton News, Jill Steinman, Kristen Mastrorillo, Frank Kitchenka, Nicole and Scot Allen, Jackie McGinn, Vicki Toole and the “flashmob,” parade participants, individuals and businesses who donated to the fireworks and, of course, our Town Manager, Derik Goodine. Thank you for taking time out of your holiday to show your spirit and dedication to the Town of Naples and its citizens. It’s people like you that make a difference and set a proud example for our community. Sincerely, Barbara McDonough, Town Secretary 1T28 LEGAL ADVERTISEMENT


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 OF PUBLIC FORECLOSURE SALE PURSUANT TO 14 M.R.S.A. §6323 Notice is hereby given pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered on April 4, 2011 by the Cumberland County Superior Court, in Portland, Maine, Docket No. RE-10-272, in the action entitled INFINITY FEDERAL CREDIT UNION v. THE ESTATE OF WILLIAM H. CORNISH AND JANET E. CORNISH, wherein the Court adjudged the foreclosure of a certain mortgage given by William H. Cornish and Janet E. Cornish to Infinity Federal Credit Union, dated March 16, 2006, and recorded in the Cumberland County Registry of Deeds in Book 23778, Page 44 (the “Mortgage”), the period of redemption having expired, a public sale of the property described in the Mortgage will be conducted on Monday, August 15, 2011, commencing at 10:00 a.m., at the premises located at 22 Ridge Circle, Sebago, Maine. The property to be sold is located at 22 Ridge Circle, Sebago, Maine, as more particularly described in said Mortgage. TERMS OF SALE: THE PROPERTY IS BEING SOLD ON AN “AS IS, WHERE IS” BASIS, WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY WHATSOEVER AS TO THE CONDITION OF OR TITLE TO THE PROPERTY. The property will be sold subject to all outstanding municipal

To The Editor: Dr. Ken Fried, a longtime summer resident of Harrison, died this past week. Ken and his lovely wife Lila were close personal friends of our family for more than 40 years. His death diminishes not only the members of his nuclear family, but all those of us who came to know this good and decent gentleman. By profession, Ken was a distinguished orthodontist in Connecticut. That, however, was only one side of him. I came to know him on the tennis courts of the Bridgton Academy. Along with other longtime court addicts who gathered at the start of each summer for endless sets of tennis — Bert Fisher, “Robbie” Robinson, Yvonne Gluck, Irma Gold and so many others — Ken would show up




Dr. Ken Fried

to lend his presence and nasty top-spin serve to grace us all. Fiercely competitive, but never brusque nor churlish, Ken was always what was the inner core of the man, just a heck of a nice guy, and dear friend. All of us who played either on the same side of the net with Ken as a partner, or opposed him in a match, walked away from the experience far more rewarded regardless of the final score. What I learned from playing tennis with Ken is what it means to be a good person. This lesson extended far beyond the drawn lines of the court. It meant carrying his message with you to wherever life’s perambulations take us. Respect all of humankind for each one’s unique qualities. Never bad-mouth anyone. Remember that while tennis is just a game never mastered, life is an ongoing evolutionary challenge. Ken’s tennis racquet is now silent, but the light he cast over the court of life will continue to glow for eons to come. Let all those who will continue to play tennis on the academy courts know that an honorable man named Ken Fried set a standard of excellence high, and they must never do anything to lower it and, thus, sully his name. The final scorecard of Ken Fried’s life reads 6-0, 6-0, 6-0. Ken won life’s match in straight sets. Ken, we all “loved” you. Bernard Reiner Oxford

assessments, whether or not of record in the Cumberland County Registry of Deeds, as well as all real estate transfer taxes assessed on the transfer. The sale will be by public auction. The deposit to bid, which is nonrefundable as to the highest bidder, is $5,000.00 in official bank check or certified funds (cash deposits not accepted). The deposit to bid should be made payable to Infinity Federal Credit Union. The highest bidder will be required to execute a purchase and sale agreement with Infinity Federal Credit Union at the time and place of sale. The balance of the sale price will be due and payable within 30 days of the public sale. Conveyance of the property will be by Quitclaim Deed without Covenant. All other terms, including any modifications of or additions to the terms set forth above, will be announced at the public sale. Dated: July 14, 2011 By: David S. Sherman, Jr., Esq., Attorney for Infinity Federal Credit Union Drummond Woodsum & MacMahon 84 Marginal Way, Suite 600 Portland, ME 04101-2480 (207) 772-1941 3T28

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)



July 14, 2011, The Bridgton News, Page D


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Parade thanks

Bob Colwell, one of the lead vocalists for The Colwell Brothers, flashes a winning smile and autographs compact discs following a performance at the Maine Blues Festival. (De Busk photo)

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Star, Jan. 9, 2001.) Along with the scientific evidence, I found the anecdotal evidence equally compelling: examples of both wild and domestic animals avoiding GM crops when given a choice. Can they discern something about food that we can’t? Let’s not be falsely impressed by size. A tiny museum can inspire us; a gigantic corporation need not dominate us if we refuse to succumb to its manipulations, both biological and psychological. Our government is incapable of passing a mandatory GMO labeling law because of Monsanto’s intensive lobbying of politicians and infiltration of regulatory agencies. Maine is one of 24 states that could pass such a law through its citizen initiative referendum process. Until we, the people, legally rein in Monsanto’s corrupting influence on our government, exercise your choice in avoiding GMOs by downloading a free copy of the True Food Shopper’s Guide from the Internet ( It is available in print form or as an application to use with your mobile phone. Sally Chappell is a resident of Bridgton.

being I’m naive, an idiot and so inconsequential as to simply “take up space.” So Mr. McLaughlin, you’ve sullied my honor and my good name. Now that I have a gun and can shoot better than Annie Oakley, it occurs to me that some folks just “need to be killed in order to keep ’em in line.” Now, I’m just kidding — or am I? And to make you even madder, I will tell the honest to God truth and face the consequences. I do believe the power of love (that means non-violence, justice, forgiveness, etc.) is greater than the love of power, whether it be guns, money or any other form of intimidation. So, Mr. McLaughlin, lay down your arms and let’s be friends. Sorry, I couldn’t resist saying that and I mean it. Jesus told me to lay down my sword

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(Continued from Page D) burned over 60,000 bags of Monsanto seeds donated to them in June of 2010. The safety of glyphosate, the active ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup, the most widely used herbicide in the world, is being questioned by credible scientists. It takes an extremely disciplined shopper to avoid GMOs, but it is possible. April Davila challenged herself in March of 2010 to avoid all products, food and otherwise, associated with Monsanto for one month. She entitled her experiment, “Month without Monsanto,” and was shocked to discover how far reaching this one corporation extends into the lives of all Americans. The scientific case against GMOs is described in Seeds of Deception: Exposing Industry and Government Lies About the Safety of the Genetically Engineered Foods You’re Eating by Jeffrey M. Smith. The introduction contains an interesting quote from an anonymous biotech consultant, “The hope of the industry is that over time, the market is so flooded that there’s nothing you can do about it. You just sort of surrender.” (“StarLink Fallout Could Cost Billions,” The Toronto

feel at times that they are treated very badly for both justified and unjustified reasons, believe other folks just need “killin.”     After reading news about the murder rate of school children in Chicago and having lived in Washington, D.C., once known as the murder capital of the nation, access to guns by both adults and children did not and does not lower the rate of shootings but increases them exponentially in school and elsewhere. From reading the papers, it seems this is so throughout the world. But then again, I’m — according to McLaughlin’s left-wing, right-wing rating chart, written about in his Front Row opinion pieces — a “gun-free progressive left-wing do-gooder” from whom American gun owners need to be saved by God. The implication


the highest murder rate in the nation, it was a matter of routine to take this state of affairs with some pride. When a reporter came to town and asked about this, the reply among several of Alabamians stalwart citizens was that “some folks just needed killin.” With the amount of polarization going on in America and even in Maine, too many who


(Continued from Page D) so they can prowl the schoolroom halls in search of a middle school girl who writes “I have a gun” as graffiti in a girl’s bathroom at Molly Ockett Middle School is all that safe. Actually, I am aware that many of those I know and even like and love around here are avid hunters and good marksmen having been trained to use guns as children by their fathers and uncles. I do not take issue with them. As much as I hate the killing of animals, I’m aware that there is a need to limit the number of deer, bear, porcupines, possums, etc. in order to keep a balance between people, animals, vegetation and nature. The trouble is that in a society where one needs to display his or her guns as a way of saying “don’t mess with me” is dangerous in my very humble opinion. When I am intimidated, my back stiffens and I want to fight back. “Don’t mess with me” can too easily be translated as “don’t disagree with me, humiliate me, shame me or push my buttons or you will pay big time.” In such societies, problem solving and working things out becomes an anathema and the world is run by fear, intimidation and menace. Eventually, this causes an explosion. As a child, living in Alabama, once known as a state with

and shield and my gun. dence and debauchery that has Virginia (Tilla) Durr overtaken every strata of our Sweden society. I firmly believe that only a return to our nation’s foundation of religious faith can save us from impending economic and To The Editor: As the celebrations of moral collapse. The fate of America truly rests America’s winning independence from the tyrannical grip in our own hands. Robert M. Howe Jr. of Great Britain fades into the Bridgton background, now might be an appropriate time to reflect on how blessed we, as a country, have been. No other nation has enjoyed To The Editor: the level of freedom and prosThe residents of Bridgton perity that we have experienced. Health and Residential Care America is not only a country Center would like to express of overwhelming beauty, but their appreciation for having the we have also had the wonderful Fourth of July parade come to good fortune to have had ances- them once again. tors of great courage and deterThis event creates happy mination, that by their shedding memories, fun and true admiraof copious amounts of blood, tion for all our soldiers, past sweat and tears made America and present, who have fought so into a beacon of hope for mil- bravely to keep the freedom we lions of oppressed people from all enjoy and at times take for throughout the entire world. granted. As with every other nation Thank you to Bob McHatton that has ever existed, we have for arranging the parade and to had periods that were cause for all who so willingly participated. much shame. Our treatment of We look forward to seeing you Native Americans, slavery and all again next year. segregation are events that I We hope you all have an believe we can all agree never enjoyable and safe summer. should have happened. Unlike DeaDea Robbins, many countries, we have learned Activities Director from our mistakes and would Bridgton Health and never tolerate that type of behavResidential Care Center ior again. Two impending disasters in the making pose an imminent threat to the very survival of America. Aided and abetted by To The Editor Thanks to everyone who each and every one of us, politimade this year’s Great Bridgton cians have spent, taxed and reguDuck Race such a success! We lated so profligately that America had a great turnout and we were is racing toward an economic disaster of epic proportions. The happy to award prize monies rapid moral decline of our culture to Duck #918, Colleen Morse; should also be a cause for great Duck #166, Debbie Witham; concern, as well. No sane person and Duck #225, Jim Schmidt. could not help but be alarmed at Congratulations to all our winthe rampant onslaught of deca- ners! LETTERS, Page D




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MACHINIST — Small company looking for a skilled manual machinist with experience using vertical milling machines, lathes, grinders and general machine shop tools. Must be able to set up and operate with minimal supervision and check own work. Must be self-motivated, a team player and able to follow directions. Please send resume to: Machinist, PO Box 310, Fryeburg, ME 04037. 2t27 EXPERIENCED SAWYER — for a circular sawmill in Casco, Maine. Pay based on experience. Call 655-7520 or email 4t25

COMMERCIAL BUILDING — South High Street location available. New, attractive 1,600 square foot space. Energy efficient, gas heat & A/ C. Great signage and parking. $1,450 per month. Call 207-890-9192. tf24

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 HARRISON — $395. 1-bedroom apartment. Neat, clean, 1 person only. No pets, non-smoker. Includes heat & electric. 207-415-9166. tf21

BRIDGTON — Nice large 2-bedroom apartment. Close to downtown, fantastic views of Pleasant Mountain. 2nd floor, W/D hookup. Includes heat, electric, hot water, central air and WiFi. $1,000 per month plus security deposit. No smoking inside. 647-8900. 4t25x

NAPLES — Clean 1-bedroom off Route 35. No smoking, no pets. Laundry on-site. Security deposit required. $600 per month includes heat & electric. Call 207-899-5052. tf23 HARRISON — All inclusive. $650 month, first plus deposit. No pets. Available July 1. Call 583-9965, leave message. 5t30x NAPLES — Attractive one-bedroom apartment, second floor, all utilities included. $725 per month. Call 3108664. 5t26

BRIDGTON — 1-bedroom handicap-accessible apartment on Highland Lake. Tile bath and kitchen area. Use of private beach, coin laundry & fitness center. 3/4 mile to downtown. $750 includes all utilities, DOWNTOWN BRIDGTON — 1 & cable TV, trash. No smoking, no pets. 2 bedroom ground floor apartments. 647-5301. tf24 $750 plus utilities. No smoking. Call 358-0808. tf28 NORTH BRIDGTON — 1-bedroom apartment. Nice location includes CASCO — Completely furnished heat. $650 month. 617-272-6815. rooms, heat, lights & cable TV 4t27 included. $120 weekly. No pets. Call cell, 207-650-3529, home 207-627- BRIDGTON INTOWN — Third 1006. tf17 floor efficiency. Neat, clean, bright & sunny. No smoking or pets. $500, SOUTH BRIDGTON — 1-bedroom, includes heat, hot water, snow & heat, hot water & electric included, trash removal. First, last & security. sun deck. $635 unfurnished, $700 647-9090. tf19 furnished. Security deposit required. 247-4707 or 232-9022. tf13 BRIDGTON — Small farmhouse/ quiet setting/views of Mt. Washinton. FURNISHED — well appointed and 3 bedrooms, 1½ baths. No smoking. maintained 3-bedroom house on a Annual lease; deposit $900 month + sandy beach cove on Sebago Lake’s utilities. 647-2523 3t27x west shore. 45 minutes from Portland. New well-insulated windows. Living NEW BRICK HOME — for area has an open layout: living room rent. Long-term rental. Energy(with fireplace) - dining area, well efficient, 2 bedrooms, bright and equipped kitchen w/ dishwasher. sunny. Hannaford, hospital & Pine floors and paneling throughout. village amenities nearby. Plowing Master bedroom has queen-sized & grounds maintenance included. bed, two other bedrooms with twins. No pets/smokers. $850 month, call Bathroom has shower tub that is Brickwoods at 452-2441 FMI. tf22 great for bathing toddlers. Cable TV and wireless hi-speed internet BRIDGTON — 2-bedroom, sunny available. There is a second utility apartments, $550 and up, plus utilities. bath and shower in basement with No pets. Available immediately. Call 4t25 washer/dryer. Gas grill and picnic 207-229-6749. table on patio. Available October 15, NORTH BRIDGTON — 1-bedroom 2011 through May 31, 2012. Oil /hot apartment, short walk to public beach, air heating system. Rent: $850.00/ no smoking, no pets, $425 per month month. Heat and utilities not included plus first, last & security. 647-4436. in rent. 1 month security deposit tf20 required. Pictures are available.  Cell: 207-838-2598. Home: 207 809 BRIDGTON — 1850s renovated 8095. tf28 farmhouse. Four bedrooms, open kitchen w/cathedral ceiling, 2 woodHARRISON — 2 rooms $400 each. burning stoves, 2 decks, attached Recent cape on back lot. Can’t afford barn. $595 week. Call 978-387alone. W/D. Pets + smokers OK. 6640. Welcome home. 233-5033. 1t28x tf20 NAPLES — Studio apartment with REAL ESTATE FOR SALE large covered porch, full bath and separate kitchen. All appliances, heat, BRIDGTON — Beaver Creek Farm electric and plowing included. Great Road, 3 acres, black top road with for single person. $500 month. Call electricity, site cleared with driveway. 671-8388 for appointment. 1t28 View of Mt. Washington and other mountains. $33,000. 583-6695. tf23 HARRISON — 4-bedroom, 2½ baths, water access to Crystal Lake. NORWAY — Moose Hill Road, $1,300 month + utilities, mowing, & approx. 3 acres for sale by owner. plowing. Non-smoking, no pets. Call Assessed by town at $25,000, sell for for details 595-2441. 4t28 $8,500 cash sale. 207-650-5669. tf21

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BRIDGTON — Furnished 1bedroom apartment. Heat & utilities included. $200 per week plus security deposit. Call 647-3565. tf38


BRIDGTON — Modern, 2-bedroom apartment, excellent condition, washer/dryer, dishwasher, AC. No pets/smokers. $675 month heated. Call 207-671-1228. 4t28x

BRIDGTON — New home, lots of upgrades. 3 bedrooms, 3 baths, w/ garage. Private street. $1,150 month plus utilities. References required plus WATERFORD — One-bedroom, first and last. Call 647-5963. tf26 small but charming cottage-style LOVELL — Very large apartment: apartment in a pleasant farmhouse 1 bedroom, full kitchen & bath, and country setting. Large deck, private living room with fireplace in new entry, bright open living room/kitchen, carriage house. $995 month includes den & bath down. Second level master electricity, laundry hookup, and w/half bath, stack-laundry hookup, 50% of heat. Quiet with mountain walk-in closet. Dog or cat may be FOR RENT views and Kezar Lake access. No considered. Heat/plowing included. CAMPER — Starcraft 21-foot travel References required. $900 monthly, trailer fold down ends, with power BRIDGTON – 1, 2, and 3-bedroom pets/ no smoking. 1 year lease/first available August 1st. Month to mnth apartments. $550-$675 mo. plus and security deposit/reference check side slideout. Excellent condition, 4t28x rental terms. Non-smokers only. 207$8,500 or best offer. Call Dave at references and security. JPD required. (207) 925-6586. 583-6211. 2t27 tf2 693-6859. tf25 Properties, 310-0693. 1988 SYLVAN BOWRIDER — 19- COMMERCIAL SPACE — for foot power boat with 125 HP I/O, lease, 1,000-2,000 sq. ft. with Rte. with 4-cylinder engine in good shape 302 frontage. Call for details, 647tf46 with trailer. $2,500. 603-401-0720. 4465. 4t25x


EXPERIENCED NANNY — 24year-old available Saturday through Tuesday, comfortable with babies and active children. References available. $10 per hour, negotiable. Can start beginning of September. Call 504-2580757. 10t28x

NAPLES — Long Lake condo, 2 bedrooms, 1½ baths with washer/ dryer, beach and tennis courts. Walking distance to town on Route 35. $850 month plus utilities. No pets, no smoking. Furnished or unfurnished. Call 617-448-0693. 3t27x


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EVERYTHING MUST GO! — Moving. Lazy Boy queen sofa bed, like new; Yield House tea cart; custom wood box; solid maple cobbler’s bench; patio set, glass top rectangualr DAY CARE table and six padded folding chairs; ABC ACADEMY NURSERY shop equipment, hand tools and bench — School has openings for the up- tools; Delta radial arm saw; wood coming school year. Pre-school class lathe; yard equipment, rakes, etc., gas (3-year-olds), is on Tuesdays and weed whacker, gas blower vac; Husky Thursdays; Pre-K class (4-year-olds), compressor, as new; Hunter HEPA air is on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fri- purifier; Kenmore canister vacuum; days. Your child will have tons of fun portable room air conditioner; gas while developing basic fundamentals grill propane tank, etc., etc. Priced to 1t28x and working on academics that will sell. Denmark 452-2454. be beneficial when starting kindergar- MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS ten. Insured, licensed and CPR certi- — 1963 Corvair Green Brier van, fied. Excellent references. 19th year inspected, registered, running, great in business! FMI call Sandy @ 647- condition, $5,900 or BO; 1957 Buick 3040, Bridgton. 3t27 Century, rust free from Montana, w/ CATERPILLAR CLUBHOUSE — extra running Buick ‘57 parts car, Childcare located in intown Bridgton $7,000 both; electric hospital bed in offers a clean, safe and educational great condition, $200; some older environment for all ages. Unbeatable furniture and odds and ends. Call 2072t28 rates and dependable childcare. Meals 838-1355. and snacks included. I have over 180 HILLTOP FIREWOOD — hours of early childhood development Seasoned, $220 cord delivered. Call trainings, an associate’s degree in for details, 890-9300. tf20 education, and a level 3 on the Maine roads to quality rating scale. For more 1996 STINGRAY 586ZP — bow information and to set up an appoint- rider 19-feet long. 4.3 LX v6 motor. ment call 595-5209. 6t26 Engine runs excellent. Includes heavy duty Venture trailer with spare tire and FOR SALE fish and depth finder. 978-922-7023 $5 FOR TATTERED – U.S. Flag or 978-273-1761 in Mass. or 207when purchasing new U.S. Flag 3’x 539-8516 in Maine. $6,500. tf28 5’ or larger. Maine Flag & Banner, Windham, 893-0339. tf46 16-FOOT, 3-PERSON CANOE — FIRE­ARMS – Sup­plies. Buy, sell, with trailer $375. Flatbed trailer with trade. Wan­ted, firearms, ammunition Job box $275. Call 781-361-1368. tf28 & mili­tary items. Swe­den Trad­ing Post. 207-647-8163. tf43 PLEASE CONSIDER – donating FIREWOOD — Green, $190 cut, your leftover garage sale items and split & delivered. Dry, $230 cut, split your attic, basement and closet & delivered. Softwood, $140 cord, overflow to Harvest Hills Animal cut, split & delivered. Call Wendell Shelter. For more information, call Scribner at 583-4202. 10t23x 935-4358 ext. 21. Thank you. tf28 SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL — SCREENED LOAM — Please call Logger and heat with carbon neutral Ron between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. at 24t16x wood or wood pellets. Purchase a 647-5173. Central Boiler outdoor wood furnace WANTED TO BUY on sale, EPA qualified to 97% efficient. 603-447-2282. 13t27x FIREARMS, MILITARY ITEMS — and ammunition, Swe­den Trad­ing WASHER & DRYER — Glass-top Post. 207-647-8163. tf43 electric stove, side-by-side refrigerator. VEHI­CLES FOR SALE All in very good condition. $100 each. Call 838-1181. tf27 ‘87 FORD LTL 9000 — Tri-axle dump truck with 310 cat. And a 8LL GOING OUT OF BUSINESS — transmission. Comes with brand new Sale. Jerry’s Sport Shop in Denmark. tarp system. Road ready. Call Ed at 20%-50% off. Gun, ammo, rods, 1-207-647-2870 evenings. 4t25x reels, camping, reloading presses, super cheap. Open 7 days. 452-2320. JESUS IS LORD – new and used 5t24x auto parts. National locator. Most parts 2 days. Good used cars. Ovide’s FIREWOOD — Please call Ron Used Cars, Inc., Rte. 302 Bridg­ton, between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. at 647- 207-647-5477. tf30 5173. 15t16x



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TAG SALE — Tools, books, small furniture, too many items to list. Low prices, 105 Kimball Rd., Harrison, 4 miles north on 117 from center of Harrison to Temple Hill on left, right on Kimball. Saturday, 9-4. 1t28x

HEAP HAULERS — Towing LARGE 2-FAMILY YARD SALE service. Cash paid for junk cars. Call — Lots of stuff for everyone. Satur655-5963. tf12 day and Sunday, July 16 & 17, 9-4, HEMINGWAY CONTRACTING 209 Carsley Road, Harrison (across 1t28 — Renovations, metal roofs, from Town Garage). doors and windows, painting, light YARD SALE — 235 Gore Rd., carpentry, garages & sheds, drywall Naples, Saturday, 7/16, 8-3. Jewelry, repairs. Specializing in mobile homes. antique table, glassware, lamps, much 20 years experience, fully insured. No more. 1t28 job too small. 1-207-595-7123/207743-0420. 16t24x GARAGE SALE — Sat. And Sunday, July 16 and 17, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., RON PERRY CARPENTRY — 179 Quaker Ridge Rd., Casco, ME. Renovations and new construction. Next house after Hall Funeral Home. 35 years of experience, no job too 1t28x small or too big. Bridgton, Me. 978502-7658. 4t27x YARD-GARAGE SALE — July 15 & 16, 9-1. Electric stove, apartmentBOAT MD — All boat makes and size fridge, dishes, 2 dining room models motor repair. Boat detailing. tables with chairs, odds and ends, 30 Accessory repair/replacement. Trailer Bennett St., Bridgton. 1t28x service. Wholesale ATV & motorcycle parts. 207-925-1177 chaplin2849@ GARAGE SALE ­— at 12 Mt. Henry 7t24x Road, Bridgton, Fridays & Saturdays. Large variety, something for everyMORAN PAINTING — Professional one. 7t24 painting contractor. We do interior/ exterior painting. Several years in LOST the Lake Region area. All work LOST — Students from one-room guaranteed for at least 5 years. Fully insured. Call Pete at 207-332-7966. schoolhouse in North Lovell, Maine. 4t26x Reunion planned Aug. 13th, 1-5 p.m. Call Shirley 207-928-2289, Kathleen DEN­MARK HOUSE — Painting, 207-783-9774 or Liz 603-986-0244 Inc. Inter­ior and Exterior Paint­ing. by July 20th. 3t26 Also, Paper­hang­ing. 35 yrs. ex­pe­ri­ ence. Call for esti­mates. Call John Math­ews, 207-452-2781. tf31 B & L ROOFING — 20 years experience, fully insured. New roofs and repairs. Call 207-650-6479. tf20


GARAGE SALE — Antiques, glassware, linens, prints, furniture and lots more. Fri. 9-5, Sat. 9-5, Rte. 37, 563 N. Bridgton Rd., Bridgton. 1t28x CRAFTERS WANTED — Big yard sale July 16 & 17, 9-3, Uncle Henry’s Barn, Rte. 117, Denmark. 329-7007. 1t28x

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YARD SALE — Bridgton Community Center, Sat., July 16 from 8 to 2 (rain date July 17), desk, cabinets, TV, furniture, books, puzzles, etc. Proceeds to help furnish the new kitchen. FMI call 647-3116. 1t28

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Snowe’s statement on jobs

U.S. Senator Olympia J. Snowe (R-Maine), Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, released the following statement Friday after the U.S. Department of Labor announced the national unemployment rate for the month of June increased to 9.2 percent and the total number of unemployed Americans rose from 13.9 million in May to 14.1 million in June. The economy added just 18,000 jobs in June, the lowest nonfarm job growth in nine months.  “Under President Obama’s Administration, we have seen 24 months of unemployment at or above nine percent. Americans are out of work because the Obama Administration is not hearing, seeing or acting on the problem. Last February, I urged Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner and the president to lead the development of a plan to create an environment for JOBS, Page D

by Bill Diamond State Senator, D-Windham

Preserving Maine’s environment

Maine is an incredibly beautiful place, and its pristine environment is one of our greatest assets. With the change in parties in power, many people (myself included) were very concerned that a lot of the improvements made in Maine over the last few decades would be lost. I am pleased to say that, at least after the first session of the legislature, most of these fears were unfounded. This doesn’t mean that there weren’t attempts to make some potentially disastrous changes. It was more a case of cooler heads prevailing. By and large, the two parties were able to work together to defeat the more extreme proposals and even make some improvements. One proposal that, at least so far, has been laid to rest was an attempt to gut the bottle bill. I am convinced that the major reason our roads are so relatively free of trash compared to some other states is our bottle bill. Not only does this bill help keep our streets and highways clean, but the redemption centers keep many people employed and it promotes recycling of the containers. There were several bills to alter or remove the bottle bill proposed, but none passed. For decades we have had very strong laws prohibiting billboards on our highways. As a result, when you drive in Maine you can enjoy our beautiful scenery without having your views blocked by enormous ads. This year two bills were proposed that would

have made billboards a part our scenery again. These bills came before my committee, the Transportation Committee, where I was proud to be one of the leaders in the successful effort to defeat them. The governor made much of his belief that there was no reason to ban BPA, a chemical used in the production of plastic that has been shown to affect hormone production in animals. Repealing the ban, enacted last year, was a legislative priority for the governor, yet that was stricken from the bill on regulatory reform by the time it came out of committee. As a matter of fact when the rule calling for the ban of BPA came before the legislature, it was overwhelmingly upheld. In the Senate the vote was 350, and in the House it was 145-3. While some damaging bills were held over, and others could yet come up, overall I am heartened by the way the parties were able to come together to make sure that Maine continues to safeguard our environment. After all, it is really a priceless treasure. If you want to comment on any of these bills, or have any issues with the state, please call my office at the State House at at 287-1515 or visit my website at www. to send me an e-mail. Senator Bill Diamond is a resident of Windham, and serves the District 12 communities of Casco, Frye Island, Raymond, Standish, Windham and Hollis.


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Medicare nugget

By Stan Cohen Medicare Volunteer Counselor Although most people with Medicare can only change their Part D drug plans during the fall Open Enrollment period (Oct. 15 to Dec. 7 in 2011), the plan sponsors can change their formularies more often. They can improve the plan benefits anytime (like adding drugs to the formulary; reducing co-payments; placing a drug on a lower cost tier). However, they can’t remove drugs or otherwise decrease benefits without approval of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Furthermore, plans cannot change their formularies during the open enrollment period and for the first 60 days of the calendar year, except to remove newly identified unsafe drugs. After that grace period, there are two types of

changes that plans can make. Maintenance changes include generic substitutions or modifying the formulary due to new information about drug safety. The plans are required to send notices to beneficiaries who are impacted by these changes and provide a 60-day transition fill. Non-maintenance changes are any other changes that a plan makes to their formulary. Examples would be removing a drug from the formulary entirely; or adding step therapy as a requirement for a particular medicine. Step therapy is when the plan requires a person to try other, usually less expensive drugs, before they will cover the originally prescribed drug. All nonmaintenance changes must be approved by CMS. For nonmaintenance changes to a particular drug, people can still MEDICARE, Page D

(Continued from Page D) The proceeds of the Great Bridgton Duck Race help the Bridgton-Lake Region Rotary Club continue the projects we support in our community, such as stocking food banks, aiding fuel assistance, scholarships for seniors at Lake Region High School and much more. See you next year at the race! Cathy Sullivan Rotary Club president, 2011-2012

a significant amount to the new Capital Campaign! Artists and patrons alike shared an exciting evening that will ensure the good health of the Bridgton Art Guild and Gallery 302 as we approach our 10th anniversary. Thank you all! Janet Montgomery, president of Board of Directors Beth Cossey, CFO, Loon Auction chairman

To The Editor: The Community Resource Board and the volunteers and clients of the Naples Food Pantry would like to thank all who so generously gave at the food pantry drive on July 4. The drive could not have taken place without the cooperation and aid from David Allenson, owner of Tony’s Foodland, the great Umbrella Factory in Naples. Special thanks also go to Cindy Rusakowich and Launnie Simpson who organized the drive with the help of their families, Rusty and Tamara, Dan and Dylan King and Sean Larrabee. David Aiken and Barbara Adlard Co-facilitators of the Food Pantry Naples

To The Editor: On behalf of the Denmark Congregational Church, I would like to take this opportunity to thank ACE Insurance of Denmark for donating a picnic table built by her sons for the Denmark Congregational Church raffle. The winning ticket was drawn Saturday night at the Concert in the Park and the winner was Arleen Keresztessy of Denmark. Thanks also to Donn Fendler for making a trip to Denmark for a talk on his experience as a child being lost on Mt. Katahdin in 1939. It was well attended and there was also a slide show of original video from an old 8mm black and white. I suggest if you have the chance to see him speak, you should go. Thanks to the Denmark Lions Club and the Town of Denmark for hosting the Bean Hole Supper and the Concert in the Park with Jon Sarty and the White Mountain Boys and the wonderful fireworks. It was a great night, great audience and great music. See you next year. Pam Hale and Nancy Sanborn Fryeburg

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Flossie M. DeCoster

Philip T. Gilman

Veronica Breton

NORWAY — Flossie M. (Buck) DeCoster, 80, passed away Sunday, July 10, 2011 at Norway Rehab and Living Center after a long battle with cerebral ataxia. She was born on Dec. 18, 1930, in West Paris to George and Arabella (Estes) Buck. Flossie attended West Paris schools and graduated from West Paris High School in 1950. She married Leon A. DeCoster in 1964. She worked as a waitress at Prims Rexall Pharmacy and Barjo’s and worked at various shoe shops in and around the area, and retired from Pleasant Mtn. Moc. in Bridgton in 1994. She loved going to dances and having picnics and BBQs with family and friends. She is survived by her daughter, Jolene Dudley of Waterford; three grandsons; daughter, Carolyn Cummings of Bridgton; sister, Georgena Roberts of Norway; and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her longtime boyfriend, Raymond E. Jacobson. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at Family and friends are invited to attend a graveside service on Sunday, July 24, at 2 p.m. at the Wayside Cemetery in West Paris. Arrangements under the care of Oxford Hills and Weston Funeral Services, 1037 Main Street, Route 26, Oxford.

AUGUSTA — Philip T. Gilman, 67, passed away on Monday, June 27, 2011 after suffering for years from Parkinson’s disease. Born in North Conway, N.H. on Feb. 29, 1944, Philip was the son of the late George Gordon and Ruth Hanscom Gilman. He was a graduate of Fryeburg Academy, attended the University of Maine at Orono, and served in the Army Reserves. He grew up in Stow, and lived for several years each in Montana, Colorado and Minnesota. In 1993, he returned to Maine, where he resided until he passed away. An avid reader and movie buff, Philip also enjoyed hiking and jogging. His surviving loved ones will remember him for his remarkable mind and his keen knowledge of history. But even more, he will be remembered for his creativity, his sense of humor, and for the humble and gracious manner in which he lived his life. Philip was predeceased by an infant brother, John G. Gilman. He is survived by his wife Melinda (McGraw) of 11 1/2 years; one stepson; a sister, Emily “Ann” (Gilman) Stocker of Augusta. Donations in Philip’s memory may be made to: The International Fellowship of Christians & Jews, Isaiah 58 Project, 30 No. LaSalle St., Ste 2006, Chicago, IL 60602-3356.

SABATTUS — Veronica “Vicky” (Bassett) Breton, beloved wife of Marcel H. Breton, lost her courageous battle with pulmonary fibrosis on July 7, 2011. Vicky and Marcel spent their years together wintering in Bonita Springs, Fla., playing cards, going out dancing the night away with friends and taking trips to Hollywood Slots, where Vicky enjoyed hours on the “Penny” one-arm bandit penny slot machines! She will be remembered by everyone for her love of life, her infectious laughter and her gift of hospitality. She will be sadly missed by all that were fortunate enough to know her. Vicky is survived by her husband, Marcel H. Breton; her four children, Janet Kimball of Bonita Springs, Fla., Joyce Murphy of Brewer, Richard Bassett of Cumberland and George Bassett of Sweden; stepsister, Royetta Flynn of Aurora, Miss.; stepdaughter, Rose Elwell of Topsham; seven grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital at

David H. Ward

Robert M. Wallace

WEST BALDWIN — David Hartford Ward, 73, of West Baldwin, died peacefully at his home on July 2, 2011, with loving family members by his side after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born in this very same home on Oct. 3, 1937, the son of Harry F. and Ida Spencer Ward. He attended local schools and graduated from Fryeburg Academy in 1956. He married Joanne Stuart of Hiram in 1959. David was self-employed in the excavation business for many years. During that same time, he owned and operated Ward’s Garage and gas station. In the early 1980s, he owned and operated a tractor-trailer truck and was a long-distance truck driver for 10 years, going to every state east of the Mississippi River. He later was employed as a truck driver for Hannaford, retiring in 2003. He truly loved cutting and splitting wood and became known as the “Wood Guy” in Baldwin, as he was his happiest when working in that woodpile. He was also known for selling Christmas trees and wreaths each holiday season from his home. David proudly served in the U.S. Army Reserves as an M.P. for many years. He was a member of the West Baldwin Methodist Church. He was also a member of the Baldwin Historical Society and had an interest in the Civil War era. He owned and drove a stock car at Beech Ridge Speedway. He liked feeding his wild birds and had a great love of animals, both his own pets and others as well. David was an avid Red Sox fan and especially liked Big Papi. He truly loved family get-togethers and barbecues, especially the eating. He was a devoted husband, father and grandfather who will be missed by all who knew and loved him. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by a son, Michael Ward; a nephew and a cousin. Surviving are his beloved wife of 52 years, Joanne Ward; two daughters, Tracy Ward-Batchelder of West Baldwin and Susan Gagnon of Litchfield; a brother, Lyndon Ward of West Baldwin; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. A memorial graveside service was held on Saturday, July 9, at the New West Baldwin Cemetery. Arrangements by Watson, Neal & York Funeral Home, Cornish. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to: The West Baldwin Methodist Church, 1006 Pequawket Trail, West Baldwin, ME 04091 or Hospice of Southern Maine, 180 U.S. Rt. 1, Scarborough, ME 04074.

PORTLAND — Robert Morse Wallace of Portland passed away peacefully on July 2, 2011, two weeks short of his 93rd birthday. Bob was the father of seven children, and the loving grandfather, great and great-great-grandfather of scores more. Born in Deering to Elbert L. and Eleanor Morse Wallace in 1918, he was one of seven children, all of whom lived into their 80s and beyond. His father was a painter and paperhanger, who used to take his family into the countryside each summer by trading repair work or painting for the use of a house. The family would garden, put up food and explore the area. He shared many stories of those times and the inventiveness of both his parents. His mother kept the family together after losing her husband by playing and teaching the organ. Bob lived through the Great Depression, worked in the CCC and was in the Air Force during WWII. During this time he met a “Rosie the Riveter” named Blanche Giguere. They married and raised a daughter and six sons in Westbrook. Always able to provide a stable home which at one point numbered 10 with the inclusion of Memere, he fed his family by working at SD Warren until he retired after 40 years. To feed his soul he gardened (what gardens!), was a consummate woodsman, hunting and fishing right up until this past year, went smelting, carved, made baskets, played cards with friends, spent time at the camp (later the “house”) on Panther Pond, snowmobiled with his dog “Tilly” on the back, enjoyed “pulling a Wallace” (gently pulling an unsuspecting person’s leg with a twinkle in his eye and a wry grin), and kept a daily journal almost every day for 50 years. He passed down to his descendants his love of the outdoors and his self-reliance (he could figure out how to fix almost anything) and gardening. His gardens were abundant with food and a visual tapestry of flowers and that lives on in memories. He was predeceased by his wife Blanche in 2001; and his daughter Deana Dubay. Bob is survived by his sons and their families: Duane (Bucky) Wallace of Skowhegan, Peter Wallace of Live Oak, Fla., Michael Wallace of San Diego, Calif., Paul Wallace of Gray, Jim Wallace of Scarborough and Jeffrey Wallace of Sebago. There will be a celebration of Bob’s life at Blais Funeral Home, 35 Church Street, Westbrook, (854-2341), on Sunday, July 17, (Bob’s birthday) at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations are suggested to the Autism Research Institute at

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WEST PARIS — Joseph I. Hatch, formerly of Norway and Waterford, died peacefully early Saturday, July 9, 2011 at Ledgeview Living Center. He was born Aug. 31, 1943, the son of the late James and Arlene Hatch. He was raised in Auburn and graduated from Edward Little High School in 1961. He married his wife, Sharon on June 18, 1966, at the Court Street United Baptist Church in Auburn. He earned a bachelor’s of science degree in education from Fort Kent State College in 1967. Hired as a mathematics teacher in the fall of 1967, he taught full-time at Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School and Oxford Hills Technical School for 34 years. He continued his career in education part-time and opened the Oxford Hills Driving School in 2001. Joe had many interests including coaching football and golf at OHCHS. He also enjoyed racing many different divisions of stock cars at Oxford Plains Speedway, hunting and spending time with family and friends. He was a member of the March and Chowder Society and was an active member of the Norway-Paris Lions Club. He helped establish the Norway-Paris Lions Car Show, which he also co-chaired for 30 years. He was awarded the Melvin Jones Fellowship, the Lions Clubs’ highest individual honor in 2007. He is survived by his wife, Sharon; his sister, Alice Roy of Caribou; his sons, Jim of South Paris and Eric of Sanford; and his grandson. Online condolences may be shared with his family at A celebration of Joe’s life will be held on Saturday, July 23, at 2 p.m. at the First Congregational Church, 17 East Main Street, South Paris. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Norway-Paris Lions Club, P.O. Box 49, South Paris, ME 04281. Arrangements are under the direction of Chandler Funeral Homes & Cremation Service, 45 Main Street, South Paris.

BURKE, VA. — Roberta Zinni, 83, who could charm any stranger into a friend, passed away July 6, 2011 after a lifetime filled with love, laughter, a smattering of challenges, and more love. Known affectionately by family and friends as Bertie or Grammy Z, she was fond of daisies (even the yellow ones), wearing fuzzies, teasing her son-in-law, and taking long walks. She was passionate about sports, especially tennis and golf, and reigned supreme when it came to predicting outcomes, earning the respect of the males in her extended family (although often grudgingly, because really, who wants to lose out to their mother, or worse yet, grandmother!) Bertie hailed from Longmeadow, Mass., and after marriage to Andrew Speed, moved to the wilds of Maine to begin her new life; first in Skowhegan, then in Bridgton. Bertie immersed herself in raising a family of four unruly children, giving them the tools they’d need later in life. It appears she was quite successful in this endeavor since all four live very meaningful and productive lives (not to mention their talents in bed-making and tri-folding towels). She was also an extraordinary teacher who focused on physical education (the four children kept her in peak condition for such a job) during her Skowhegan years, and on American history at Bridgton Academy. Her last teaching engagement was for the State of Maine prison system, helping inmates to earn their GEDs. Through her love of music, she met her second husband, Joseph Zinni who tickled not only the keyboard, but also her fancy. And with Joe, Bertie made her first journey to foreign lands, igniting a passion for travel and desire to understand different cultures. In retirement, her volunteer work enriched the lives of youngsters learning to read and swim. She continued her organ and piano playing, spent time with family and friends, and explored her interest (and amazing talent) in art; she excelled in painting with watercolors. When she moved to Virginia in 2007, her life became filled with travel to foreign lands, making new friends, bird watching in equal parts with squirrel chasing, becoming a “garden coupon,” and resisting the threat of an oatmeal chute. Bertie loved her family: the four unruly ones, Linda, Gregg, Bonnie, Gary, and spouses; two stepdaughters, Cindy and Pam and spouses from her second marriage to Joseph Zinni; 10 grandchildren; and one greatgrandson. In accordance with her wishes, a private memorial service for family will be held at a later date. In celebration of Bertie and her love of music, donations may be made to The Roberta and Joseph Zinni Scholarship Fund, University of Southern Maine, PO Box 9300, Portland, ME 04104. Checks should be made payable to The University of Southern Maine with the notation of The Roberta and Joseph Zinni Scholarship Fund.

Dot Rogers Mummy, Grammy & D. Dot July 17, 1936 – Dec. 9, 2008

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I think of you often. I dream of you still. I close my eyes each night praying I will. I fall asleep to see you my heart forgets it’s pain. We are children climbing trees Brothers laughing in the rain. Fighting against giants never doubting we will win. Unaware that we are mortal that our time is growing thin. I fall asleep to see you and my heart forgets it’s pain. We are children We are Brothers We are side by side again.


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SOUTH PARIS — Richard “Dick” Elden Melrose, 85, formerly of Fryeburg, died July 3, 2011 at the Maine Veterans’ Home. As he once expressed to family members regarding his care there at the Veterans’ Home, “I couldn’t ask for anything more.” God bless those who care for those who courageously served our country.

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Kenneth P. Flanders KEEWAYDIN LAKE — Kenneth P. Flanders, 78, of 256 Paris Hill Road, died Monday, July 11, at Keewaydin Lake, after a battle with emphysema. He was born in Lewiston, July 7, 1933, the son of Joseph and Blanche Bernier Flanders. He received his elementary education in Auburn and Stoneham. After graduating from Norway High School, he served in the Air Force. In 1954, he married the former Eleanor Mason of Bethel. He worked as a mechanic all his life, first at Twin Town Chevrolet, later at Harold Motors then White’s Marina until 1975, when he left and opened his own shop, Flanders Repair on Paris Hill Road. He retired in 1994. He sponsored a local softball team for many years. His hobbies were hunting, fishing, camping with his family and stock car racing. Besides his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Wendy Flanders, of South Paris and Debra Olmstead, of North Norway; one son, Joseph, of Mechanic Falls; a brother, Charles of Stoneham; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren, with one on the way; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents; sister, Pat Hamlin; and brother, Lee. A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, July 15, at Hillside Cemetery in Stoneham.

Norman R. Huntress Sr. SOUTH PARIS — Norman R. Huntress Sr., 77, of Bridgton, died Sunday, July 10, 2011 at the Maine Veterans Home after a short illness. He was born in Hiram on March 10, 1934, the son of Weston and Grace Sargent Huntress. He served in the U.S. Army from July 1956 to July 1958. He married Jackie Boutilier on June 10, 1961. He was employed in previous years as a truck driver, then at Fryeburg Tree Nursery, Diamond National Wood Company and in recent years at J.R. Mains Company, Howell Laboratories and last of all, R.H. Renys store in Bridgton. He is survived by his wife, Jackie Boutilier of Bridgton; sons, John and his wife Judy, Norman and his wife Carolyn, and Mickey and his wife Pamela, all of Bridgton; a daughter, Thelma Mitchell and her husband Dale of Gray; grandchildren, Jacob, Johanna, Mikkayla, Alexandrea, Kasey, Kristen and Hayley; three brothers, Glenn of Bridgton, Lester of Standish, and Weston. He was predeceased by a daughter, Paula Huntress Smith; four sisters, Ida, Emma, Mary and Josephine; and five brothers, George, John, Merle, Raymond and Robert. Graveside services will be held on Friday, July 15 at 3:00 p.m. at Forest Hills Annex Cemetery in Bridgton. Family and friends may attend visitation on Thursday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at Raymond-Wentworth/ Chandler Funeral Homes & Cremation Service, 8 Elm Street, Bridgton. Online condolences may be shared with his family at


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a.m., library. July 14, 15 — Bridgton Historical Society Museum open, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., 3 Gibbs Ave. July 14-16 — Rufus Porter weathervane exhibit, noon to 4 p.m., museum, No. High St. July 14 — The Gathering Place Support Group, noon, Community Center. July 14-15 — Kids Katering, free lunches for children 18 years & younger, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., Community Center. FMI: 647-3116. July 14 — Teen Cooking Class, 1 p.m., library. July 14, 21 — Knitter’s Day, 2 p.m., No. Bridgton Library. FMI: 647-8563. July 14, 21 — Continuing Tai Chi, 3:30 p.m., Town Hall. July 14, 21 — Table Tennis, 5 to 8 p.m., Town Hall. July 14, 21 — Bingo, doors open 5:30 p.m., early birds 6:30 p.m., regular play 7 p.m., St.


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Francine Currier SCARBOROUGH — Francine Currier, 73, died of cancer last Saturday at Hospice of Maine in Scarborough. During the three years of her treatment she walked regularly, traveled widely, and claimed, until the last few days of her life, to have had no pain. Her claim of no pain was no surprise to her friends: Francine was a triathlon athlete. She was the first woman over 40 in the state of Maine to run 50 miles. She was the holder of the United States record for women over 40 in the 24-hour race, during which she ran a total of 93.5 miles. She came in ninth in the whole field of runners including men and women. She ran 16 marathons; her best time was 3:30. Pain never dominated her. But, she understood pain, especially sympathizing with those who could not avoid it. For seven years as a member of the Maine Rowdies she helped organize and carry out a 400-mile relay run from Fort Kent to Kittery to raise money for the unfortunate residents of Pineland Hospital. Members of this group, the Maine Rowdies, were cited by Governor Joseph Brennan as a “premiere volunteer group” for running the entire north-south expanse of Maine year after year to raise money for these children and adults. Francine was born in Boston in 1937 to Carmen Gosselin and Thomas Frank Fontaine. She attended Sacred Heart School and graduated from Deering High School in 1955. In 1960 she married Robert J. Currier of Westbrook, who became her companion of 53 years. Her career was as varied as her abilities. She simultaneously held real estate broker’s licenses in Maine, Florida, and Hawaii. When her three children grew up, her joie de vivre and that of her husband, Bob, sent them traveling to Hawaii and Florida — to more sports and records. She also managed Breakwater at Spring Point in South Portland. In Hawaii, she excelled in vacation ownership sales. But, the biggest project of her life was the three children she raised in Portland. In her early 20s she mothered her three children who, at one point, were all under three years of age, while her husband worked in Portland at Couri Pontiac for more than a 40-hour week. Yet, they still had time and energy for a summer home on Long Lake in Harrison. Francine and Bob gave their children idyllic Maine summers. For her children, Francine was a model of resourcefulness, creativity, love and devotion. A trip through any of the homes that she made was a trip through an arts and crafts showroom, with original works of art by her and ingenious restorations of the arts and crafts of different periods. Her love and skill with flowers was a life-long passion. She surrounded her family with their beauty. To see the home and gardens that Francine made was to see her devotion to beauty and style. Work and art were the means by which Francine constantly created herself anew and kept life interesting for those around her. Living for her was an act of love. She carried her love for perfection to sports. In Hawaii, she took up out-rigger canoeing. In the world out-rigger canoe competitions held in Hawaii in 1995, she and the other members of her six-person crew became the World Champions of long distance out-rigger canoeing, Senior Women’s Division. The race was the 24th Annual Queen Liliouklani Race. Whatever she chose to do she aimed for perfection, and always achieved it. She leaves behind her husband, Robert J. Currier of Raymond; and her three children, Craig Currier of Old Orchard Beach, Felicia Bitterman of Saugerties, N.Y., and Valerie Currier of South Portland. She leaves behind one grandchild; and one great-grandchild. She also leaves behind two brothers, Ronald G. Fontaine of Greenville, Pa., and Donald F. Fontaine of Portland. There will be a Catholic funeral Mass at Our Lady of Perpetual Help, 919 Roosevelt Trail, Route 302, Windham, on Friday, July 15, at 10 a.m. Following the Mass there will be a celebration of her life at St. Joseph’s Academy on White’s Bridge Road, three miles from the church. In lieu of flowers, donations in Francine’s memory may be made to: American Lung Association of New England, 460 Totten Rd., Waltham, MA 02451, or online at “American Lung Assoc.: donate.”

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(Continued from Page D) get that drug without changes until the end of the year. The possibility of formulary changes by drug plans is another reason why everyone with Part D drug coverage should check out the Part D “landscape” during the fall Open Enrollment period. 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 at 800427-7411 and ask for a Medicare Advocate. Note: Mr. Cohen will not be available on Tuesday, July 26.

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p.m., Town Hall. FMI: 6478786. July 19 — Stories read by Michael, 4 to 4:30 p.m., library. July 19 — Third Tuesday at the Museum, “Early Farming Practices,” 7 p.m., Bridgton Historical Society Museum, 5 Gibbs Ave. July 19 — Recognizing invasive aquatic plants, 7 p.m., LEA office, 230 Main St. FMI: 6478580. July 20, 22 — Taoist Tai Chi set practices with Carol O’Neill and Dan Brouder, 9 a.m. library courtyard. Rain date next day following. July 20 — Basic Computer Skills Class with Marjy Champagne, runs Wednesdays through Aug. 3, Community Center. FMI: 647-3116. July 20, 22 — Jumpin’ Janes Senior Fitness, 9 to 10 a.m., Town Hall. FMI: 647-2402. July 20-22 — Bridgton Historical Society Museum open, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., 3 Gibbs Ave. July 20-22 — Tours of Narramissic farm, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., end of Ingalls Rd., off Rte. 107, So. Bridgton. July 20 — Senior Lunch, noon, Community Center. July 20-23 — Rufus Porter weathervane exhibit, noon to 4 p.m., museum, No. High St. July 20 — Bridgton Community Crime Watch, 6 p.m., Municipal Complex. July 20 — Bridgton Community Band Concert, 7:30 p.m., bandstand, beside Stevens Brook Elementary School. July 21 — Bridgton Rotary Club, Dist. Gov. Gary Speers, 7:15 a.m., Alliance Church. July 21 — Greg Fishbone, 11 a.m. to noon, library. July 21 — Pinochle, 1 p.m., Community Center. July 21 — Continuing Tai Chi, 3:30 p.m., Town Hall. July 21 — Community Kettle Barbecue, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., Community Center. July 21 — The Tempest, 6 p.m., library. July 23 — Bridgton Farmers’ Market, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Community Center. FMI: 4522772. July 23 — Book and Bake Sale, 10 a.m. to noon, No. Bridgton Library. July 23 — Come Fly A Kite, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Narramissic, Ingalls Rd. FMI: 647-9954. July 23 — Chamber After Hours, 5 to 7 p.m., Rufus Porter Museum, 67 No. High St. BROWNFIELD July 14, 19, 21 — Playgroup, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., Community Center. CASCO July 14 — Playgroup, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., Community Center. July 14, 21 — Summer Pajama Storytime, 7 p.m., library. July 16 — Annual meet-

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Joseph Church, No. High St. FMI: 693-4513. July 15, 18 — Jumpin’ Janes Senior Fitness, 9 to 10 a.m., Town Hall. FMI: 647-2402. July 15, 18 — Taoist Tai Chi set practices with Carol O’Neill and Dan Brouder, 9 a.m. library courtyard. Rain date next day following. July 15 — Family Walk & Orienteering Course, 10 a.m., Holt Pond, meet at LEA office, 230 Main St. July 15 — Parkinson’s Support Group, 10 a.m., Community Center. July 15, 22 — Mother Goose Time, 10:30 a.m., library. July 15, 22 — Animal Stories, 2 p.m., library. July 15, 22 — BRAG Dodgeball, 7 p.m., Town Hall. FMI: Dan Edwards, 831-8092. July 16 — Bridgton Farmers’ Market with The Highland String Trio, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Community Center. FMI: 4522772. July 16 — Summer Yard Sale, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Community Center. FMI: 647-3116. July 16, 23 — Adult Indoor Soccer, 6 to 8 p.m., Town Hall. July 17 — Pet Community Event, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Bridgton Vet Hospital, Rte. 117. July 17, 24 — Adult Basketball, 6 to 9 p.m., Town Hall. FMI: 408-2299. July 17, 24 — Sunset drum circle and hooping gathering 6 p.m., Highland Lake Beach. FMI: 583-2911. July 18 — Campfire Stories, 10 a.m., No. Bridgton Library. July 18-22 — Kids Katering, free lunches for children 18 years & younger, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., Community Center. FMI: 647-3116. July 18 — GPS class with Phil Blaney, units provided, 1 to 4 p.m., Community Center. FMI: 647-3116. July 18 — Cribbage, 2 p.m., Community Center. July 18 — Lakeside Garden Club visit to Julianne Forbe’s garden in No. Bridgton, 6 p.m. July 18 — Exercise group open to anyone, 6 p.m., Highland Lake Beach. 647-2897. July 19 — Funtown/ Splashtown Trip by Bridgton Rec, to register call Tom Tash at 647-8786. July 19 — Rainbow Days Playgroup for toddlers 6 months to 5 years, 9 a.m., Bridgton Ice Rink. FMI: 452-2300. July 19 — Beginner Tai Chi, 9:30 to 11 a.m., Town Hall. July 19 — Anne Sibley O’Brien, 11 a.m. to noon, library. July 19 — Bridge, 1 p.m., Community Center. July 19 — Youth Basketball Open Gym for grades 3-6, 3-5

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July 15, 22 — Bingo, early birds 6:30 p.m., regular play 7 p.m., VFW Hall. July 15 — The Princess Bride, Royer Home, 204 Main St., Lovell. FMI: 925-1444. July 16 — Lovell Old Home Days, race 9:45 a.m., parade 10 a.m., cow chip bingo 2 p.m., Athletic Field. July 17 — Antique Show & Live Auction by Lovell Historical Society, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Kimball-Stanford House, Rte. 5. FMI: 925-3234, www. July 17, 24 — Adult Sandlot Soccer, 5 to 6:30 p.m., athletic fields, Smarts Hill Rd. July 18 — Preschool Storytime, 10 to 11 a.m., library. July 18 — Charlotte’s Web, 2:45 to 4 p.m., library. July 18-20 — K-3/4-6 Soccer, 5 to 6:30 p.m., 9 to 10 a.m., athletic field, Smarts Hill Rd. July 20 — Lovell Farmers’ Market, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Wicked Good Store, Rte. 5. FMI: 4522772. July 20 — Greater Lovell Land Trust program on the ruby throated hummindbird, 7:30 p.m., library. July 21 — Four-hour walk at Amos Mountain by Greater Lovell Land Trust, meet 9 a.m. at Gallie Trail parking area. NAPLES July 14 — Computer Basics, 5 to 6:30 p.m., library. July 14, 21 — Storytime with Music, 10:30 a.m. Tues., 6 p.m. Thurs., library. July 14, 21 — Pajama Storytime, 6 p.m., library. FMI: 693-6841. July 14 — Talk on hydroponics by Brian Martin, sponsored by The Songo Garden Club, 7 p.m., Singer Center. FMI: 6934732. July 14 — SAD 61 Leadership Team meeting on possible budget cuts, 7 p.m., LRHS cafeteria. July 14 — Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows, Part 1, 8 p.m. library. July 15, 22 — Friday Fun, 11 a.m., library. July 16 — Play With Your Food, 11 a.m., library. July 16 — I Spy Bingo, 11 a.m., library. July 19 — Preschool Storytime, under age 5, 10:30 a.m., library. July 19 — Preschool art, 2 p.m., library. July 19 — Geocaching for Teens, 4 p.m., library. July 19 — Introduction to the Internet & Web-based E-mail, 5 to 6:30 p.m., library. July 20 — Reading and Discussion Group, The Way to Rainy Mountain by M. Scott Momaday, 1:30 p.m., library. July 20 — American Girl Crafts, 3 p.m., library. July 20 — Drawing with Maya, 4 p.m., library. July 20 — Kids ‘n Kameras, 10 to 11:30 a.m., library. July 20 — Coping with Blood Cancer, 1:30 to 3 p.m., Bridgton Hospital. FMI: 795-8250. July 21-Aug. 25 — Kickball Coed League sponsored by Casco Rec, 6 p.m., LRHS athletic field. FMI: 627-4187. July 23 — Using Facebook, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., library. RAYMOND July 16 — American Red


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Exploring Maine’s coast

There’s something about Maine, a kind of mystique I think. While traveling elsewhere in the United States, people ask me where I live. When I say “Maine,” I often hear, “Oh. I’ve always wanted to go there,” or “I was there once and I really want to go back.” It’s happened so often, I’ve been thinking about why. Do people think differently about my state than others? I’m suspecting they do, but I haven’t thought to ask them yet. Have they heard others talk about Maine? Have they seen pictures? Have they read Stephen King novels? Seen movies? I’ve decided to start asking. When meeting Englishspeaking people in other parts of the world, they usually recognize me as an American and then ask where in the United States I live. Most of


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sand with her, but then I’ll drop her off and drive up every road that doesn’t have a “No Trespassing” sign. In the off-season, I’ll rent a motel room for a weekend and do the same. Either way, I always have my camera with me and I’m seldom disappointed with what there is before me to shoot. Last week, we vacationed in New Harbor, which is actually a village and harbor in the municipality of Bristol. Pemaquid and Round Pond are also part of Bristol, and


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Lake & Mountain View Property Maintenance Cleaning & caretaking ARCHITECTURAL SERVICES Exceptional references 207-650-1101 WardHill Architecture 25 yrs. exp.-Residential/Commercial McHatton’s Cleaning Service Custom plans, Shoreland/site plan permit Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning Design/Build & Construction mgmt. Fire, Smoke, Soot, Water 807-625-7331 Certified Technicians Bridgton 647-2822, 1-800-850-2822


Shelley P. Carter, Attorney Law Office of Shelley P. Carter, PA 110 Portland Street, Fryeburg, ME 04037 935-1950

Servicemaster Prof. Carpet Cleaning – Home/Office Fire/Smoke Damage Restoration 1-800-244-7630   207-539-4452

Michael G. Friedman, Esq., PA 132 Main St. P.O. Box 10, Bridgton, ME 04009 647-8360

TLC Home Maintenance Co. Professional Cleaning and Property Management Housekeeping and much more 583-4314

Hastings Law Office, PA 376 Main Street – PO Box 290 Fryeburg, ME 04037 935-2061 Robert M. Neault & Associates Attorneys & Counselors at Law Corner of Rte. 302 & Songo School Rd. P.O. Box 1575, Naples 693-3030

AUTO REPAIR Naples Auto Repair Auto & motorcycle inspections Lawn mower repairs M-F 8-5, Sat. by appt. 693-6770

CARETAKERS Caretake America Managing and Patrolling Kevin Rogers, Owner/Manager Rte. 35, Naples  693-6000 Lake & Mountain View Property Maintenance Cleaning & caretaking Exceptional references 207-650-1101 North Country Home Watch “We’ll be there when you can’t” 207-713-0675 Rick Lewis Property Surveillance Seasonal and Year Round Bridgton 207-415-4476

CARPENTRY Robert E. Guy General Carpentry – Additions Repairs – Remodeling Harrison 743-5120 239-4804 (cell)

COMPUTERS Ms. C’s Computer Repair Virus and spyware removal PC repairs 207-228-5279 27 Zion Hill Road, Bridgton Naples Computer Services PC repair/upgrades – on-site service Virus and spy-ware removal Home and business networking Video security systems 71 Harrison Rd., Naples 207-693-3746

CONCRETE Concrete Works Slabs, floors, block work Custom forming & finishes Masonry repairs Bill@409-6221

CONTRACTORS Bob Champagne Painting/papering/some carpentry Small jobs – reasonable rates Lead safe certified 26 Zion Hill Rd, Bridgton, 207-647-5571

COPIES The Printery Black & White/Color Copies Special discounts for large orders Fax: Sending and Receiving Rte. 302, Bridgton 647-8182


EXCAVATION K.S. Whitney Excavation Sitework – Septic Systems Materials delivered Kevin 207-647-3824

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

FLIGHT INSTRUCTION Sheila Rollins Private/instrument/multi-engine instructor Flight training – Ground school Flight review 583-6074


Ellia Manners, LCPC In Her Own Image/Counseling for Women Call for brochure/Insurance accepted 207-647-3015 Bridgton

Barry Concrete Foundations Tim Barry Inc. Poured foundations – Frost walls Bridgton 207-650-3507


Henry’s Concrete Construction Foundations, Slabs, Floors Harrison Tel. 583-4896

Bill O’Brien Inc. Crane Service Hourly rates 838-7903

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


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


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

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

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

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 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

the latter is actually a harbor. On Pemaquid Point is the lighthouse represented on the Maine version of the new quarters. Browsing around the fishermen’s museum in the light-keeper’s house, I listened to a woman from Virginia talk to the old fisherman who was working there and answering questions. She thanked him for preserving the old tackle, the old newspaper articles about shipwrecks on Pemaquid’s rocky point, the old lobster traps, handlines, and so forth. I heard her tell him how much she liked visiting Maine and how wonderful it was. When she worked her way over to where I was, I asked her what exactly she liked about Maine. She found it amazing that there were no security cameras in the museum and that she was allowed to pick things up and touch them. “Did you notice the house where you can buy eggs on the honor system?” I asked.

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

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

Chapman’s Lawn & Yard Works Mowing - Cleanup - Brush Cutting Debris removal – Bark mulch Blaine Chapman 647-5255 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 – 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 Bob Champagne Painting/papering/some carpentry Small jobs – reasonable rates Lead safe certified 26 Zion Hill Rd, Bridgton, 207-647-5571 George Jones Quality Painters Interior/Exterior – Fully Insured Free Estimates Excellent References 207-318-3245

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

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

Call 647-2851 REAL ESTATE

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

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

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

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

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

TOWING Stuart Automotive Free Junk Car Removal 838-9569


Jerry’s Painting Service Quality Painting – Interior/Exterior Fully Insured – Free Estimates 207-527-2552

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

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 693-4933


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

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

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CARMUR Inc. Logging Specializing in selective cutting House lots cleared 29 years experience – references C. Murphy Silvicultural Tech 647-5061

Southern Maine Retirement Services Medicare Supplements & Prescription Plans Life and Long-Term Care Insurance 150 Main St., Bridgton 1-866-886-4340


tered with old snowmobiles, abandoned cars, discarded furniture and assorted trash — all overgrown with weeds. It’s true, however, that most of Maine is fairly well-tended, but I haven’t traveled enough to know if others states are different in that way. It’s good to get fresh perspectives on familiar things, and seeing Maine through other eyes can be a nice way to do that. Tom McLaughlin of Lovell is a retired U.S. history teacher. He can be reached at

Gotcha Covered Painting Interior/exterior-deck refinish-powerwash Serving the Lakes Region over 15 years Free estimates Kevin 693-3684

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

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

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


Oberg Insurance Auto, Home, Business, Life 132 Main St., Bridgton Tel. 647-5551, 888-400-9858

Stanford Electric Commercial, Industrial and Residential Wiring – Generators Naples 693-4595


“You would have passed it down the road about a half a mile.” “I did,” she said. “You’d never see that where I live, which is in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley.” She said Maine was well preserved, that being here is like going back in time. She liked that there were few chain restaurants, few traffic lights, and that people kept their property up. She noticed how people looked her in the eye and talked to her easily. She was renting a place in Damariscotta and had toured the Boothbay Harbor region, which I haven’t explored yet. “People take pride in their homes over there,” she said. “All the lawns were mowed and the flowers were so pretty.” I could see Boothbay out the museum window, and as she talked I pictured some places around where I live in western Maine that were not well-kept at all. They were lit-

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

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 - Conway, NH By appointment 603-447-1373

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

Area events A storm swept through the neighborhood last evening, pelting windows with rain, tossing branches back and forth, and pushing whitecapped waves down the lake. When the power went off we lit lanterns and played checkers until the lights came back on. This morning, there were still some big clouds overhead, but a strong northwest wind pushed them out of the way, opening up big patches of blue sky. It was going to be a beautiful day. I was eager to get out on the lake, so after breakfast I slid my little yellow kayak into the water and started paddling. Normally, I like to start out into the wind, but my progress was so slow against the strong northwest wind I decided to paddle in the protected water next to the shore. There is much to see along the shore, where the forest meets the lake. In one place, years of erosion had removed soil from around the base of a big old tree. The exposed roots still clung to stones around which they had grown, and

Bird Watch by Jean Preis News Columnist

behind the roots were dark recesses that extended back into the bank. The wooded shore was quiet, and I felt as if I were in a lovely wild garden. Thick green moss, and different kinds of lichen, grew on trees and rocks. Even some of the stones under the water were covered with lichen. There was tall meadow rue, its slender stalks heavy with clusters of delicate white flowers, and alder bushes with tiny cones growing on their branches, leaning out over the lake. Back in the woods, sunlight filtered down through the trees, making a speckled pattern on the pine needle covered forest floor. A phoebe called loudly, breaking the silence,

The sun is hot…

don’t leave children in the car!

and somewhere back in the woods a song sparrow sang. I dipped my paddle into the water and my yellow kayak glided farther along the shore, past a small camp that had been filled with vacationers over the weekend, but which now looked empty. Beyond the camp, the kayak nosed up to the waterlogged trunk of an old pine tree that had fallen over a long time ago and now sloped down into the lake. Short stubs of branches stuck out from the trunk, threatening to snag my kayak as it floated over. There were no other boats in sight as I glided into a small protected cove where yellow lilies bloomed and where a bright blue damselfly, perched on top of a green stem, fooled me for a moment into thinking it was a flower. Puffy white clouds slid past, in the sky and on the lake, and bright sunlight reflected upward from the rippling water, flickering up onto the trunks of trees along the shore. Dragonflies darted here

and there just above the surface of the cove, and two amorous dragonflies paused briefly on the bow of my boat before flying off together, a marvel of aerial acrobatics. It was time to head for home, so I left the protection of the shore and paddled out into the wind. When my hat almost blew off my head it was time to turn, so I pushed hard with one end of the paddle and then pulled hard with the other end, and with the wind at my back glided down the lake toward home. Once in a while, I dragged one end of the paddle in the water to keep on course, and sometimes I paddled a few strokes, but mostly I relaxed and let the wind do the work. A great blue heron flew high across the lake, its huge wings flapping slowly and gracefully. When it reached the far shore it found a thermal and began to circle upward, higher and higher. The heron reached a great height, spread its wings, and glided off to the west. I watched until it shrank to a tiny speck in the distance, and when it finally disappeared I held up my paddle to catch the wind and I, too, glided downwind toward home. Jean Preis is a resident of Bridgton.


(Continued from Page D) positive job growth,” Senator Snowe said. “The Secretary told me I was too ‘dark and pessimistic’ about the state of our economy. Perhaps, in light of the June report, the Administration will change course.”

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Cross Blood Drive, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Aubuchon Hardware, Rte. 302. SEBAGO July 18 — Story Hour for Pre-schoolers, 9:30 a.m., library. July 19 — Knitting Club, 6 to 8 p.m., library. July 23 — Push Back the Stacks presents Jennifer Armstrong, 7 p.m., library. FMI: 787-2321. WATERFORD July 14 — Waterford Historical Society, artists of Waterford, Rice Museum. 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. July 18 — Storytime Program, 1 p.m., library. FMI: 583-2050. July 20 — Indoor Yard Sale, 7 to 11 a.m., Wilkins House basement, Waterford Flat. AREA EVENTS July 14, 21 — Norway Farmers’ Market, 2-6 p.m., Cottage St., Norway. July 15, 22 — Oxford Hills Duplicate Bridge Club, 9:15 a.m., Rec. bldg., King St., Oxford. FMI: 783-4153, 743-9153. July 15, 22 — Poland Farmers’ Market, 2 to 6 p.m., Rte. 26. July 16 — Indoor yard sale and craft fair, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Sabbathday Lake Grange, New Gloucester. July 16, 23 — Fox School Farmers’ Market, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Fox School, East Main St., So. Paris. FMI: 674-5903. July 16, 23 — Beginning

Knitters, 10 to 11 a.m., Soldiers Memorial Library, Hiram. FMI: 625-4650. July 16 — Benefit supper for Ben Knight of Raymond, 5 p.m., American Legion Riders of Maine, Mechanic Falls. FMI: 998-2156. July 17, 24 — Open house at Finnish-American Center, 2 to 4 p.m., Finnish-American Heritage Center, 8 Maple St., West Paris. July 18-29 — LOOK Program for children age 7 and up, Norway. Contact SAD 17 FMI, 674-2366, 743-8972. July 18 — Diabetes Self Management Education, 4 to 6 p.m., Stephens Memorial Hospital, Main St., Norway. FMI: 744-6057. July 20 — Ongoing Knitting Group, noon to 2 p.m., Soldiers Memorial Library, Hiram. FMI: 625-4650. July 22, 23 — Saco Valley Fiber Artists, Shearbrooke Farm, Standish. FMI: 625-3325, www. July 23 — Woodcarving workshop, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village, Rte. 26, New Gloucester. FMI: 926-4597. July 23 — Workshop on making a Cherokee-style reed storage basket, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village, Rte. 26, New Gloucester. FMI: 926-4597. July 23 — Weaving demonstration with Marjie Thompson, 10 a.m., Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village, Rte. 26, New Gloucester. FMI: 926-4597. July 24 — 5K walk/run to benefit organic farm CSA, The Community School, Bunker Hill Road, So. Tamworth, N.H. FMI: 603-476-2486. July 24 — Celebration of agriculture with BBQ for sale, noon to 4:30 p.m., Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village, Rte. 26. FMI: 926-4597.


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Harrison Kiddie Parade

THE KIDDIE PARADE IN HARRISON this year didn’t disappoint, with kids showing off their creative skills with floats, costumes and props. For photos of the Harrison grand parade, see page 7A. (Rivet Photos)

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