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Liquor license not tied to debts By Dawn De Busk Staff Writer NAPLES — There is no ordinance tying the issuing of liquor licenses and special amusement permits to the payment of taxes — either the real estate or the personal property tax. In other words, nothing is on the books requiring the payment of taxes before a license is issued in the Town of Naples. This topic has been brought up repeatedly in the past eight months during Naples Board of Selectmen meetings. It was discussed most recently during the July 11 meeting. During that July meeting there were references to the June 27 meeting as well. On June 27, the selectmen held the public hearings for a liquor license and a special amusement permit for the business Captain Jack’s, which is located at the Naples Marina on Brandy Pond. Chairman Bob Caron MAKING A LOT OF FRIENDS ALONG THE PARADE ROUTE were Jean Hunter, Deb Mullen and Diane II included business owner Caracciolo, who tossed handful upon handful of candy to youngsters lining the Lovell Old Home Days parade route Jimmy Allen in the discussion. “I know at a lot of our Saturday morning. More parade photos appear on Page 7D. (Rivet Photo) other public hearings, we have

had individuals with questions about property taxes being up to date,” Caron said. “From a legal standpoint, there is nothing the town can do,” he said, adding the town does not have a policy that would allow it to withhold a liquor license if the business owner has a tax debt with the town. “There are certain restrictions that we have to follow with the State of Maine,” he said. Caron asked Allen about an outstanding property tax debt that is “a couple years behind.” “Any idea about that?” Caron asked. Allen answered, “That would be not to do with Captain Jack’s. That would be to do with the property owner, which is Allen Lund Company. They are working on that.” According to its website, the Allen Lund Company is a transportation brokering company with an office in Boston. Allen Lund Co. employs more than 400 people nationwide, the website said. Decades ago, Brandy Pond LICENSE, Page 3A

Student makes successful case to keep ‘Molly’

By Wayne E. Rivet Staff Writer FRYEBURG — Everywhere Luke SekeraFlanders looked, he could see change. As the new elementary school and Molly Ockett Middle School slowly take shape, the idea was floated that a name change could be in order for the new K-8 facility. SAD 72 Superintendent of Schools Jay Robinson proposed a “Name the School” contest.

Luke, however, wants to keep the name the same, and penned a convincing argument in early June to keep “Molly Ockett.” SAD 72 directors agreed. Last week, board members decided to call the new school facility, “The Molly Ockett School.” Luke’s effort didn’t go unnoticed. He was recently acknowledged for his work during Molly Ockett Days in Bethel. The MESA seventh-grader’s piece, entitled “Molly

Ockett Rededication — 200 Year Anniversary,” follows: Fryeburg is a small rural town in western Maine, well-known for its annual Fryeburg Fair each fall season. Long before this centerpiece event put Fryeburg “on the map” of rural New England, is our very rich and interesting history. One of the most exceptional and intriguing pieces of local history is the story of Molly Ockett and the Abenaki extirpation. Before the white settlers came to the area now known

as Fryeburg, it was once a major Abenaki Indian village known as Pequawket which meant “crooked place,” as this place is where the Saco River makes a significant change of direction. The Native people who lived here were of the local Sokokis tribe. This story began in May, 1725, when a group of scalp hunters came into the Pequawket area, planning to raid a nearby village. However, the historical battle of Lovewell Pond resulted.

LEA receives watershed acres

Lakes Environmental Association is excited to announce that the David and Carol Hancock Charitable Trust has just gifted the Association 325 acres of land on Highland Lake. According to LEA Executive Director, Peter Lowell, “the land is a superb addition to LEA’s conservation, education and recreation lands. This generous gift will assure protection of a significant portion of Highland Lake’s watershed and will provide researchers with a rich variety of study sites for a range of work.” Dr. Rick Van de Poll, an ecosystem management consultant, noted that, “The Hancock land on Highland Lake contains a regionally significant wetland complex that includes and exten-

sive beaver marsh, lowland spruce-fir forest, vernal pools, a pocket swamp, and a nearly pristine sub-watershed above the lake. Wildlife species abound, especially beaver, mink, otter, and moose. Exceptional hard mast areas are supplying bear, turkey, and deer with much of their winter fat reserve needs. The critical marsh and shrub habitat currently supports regionally rare breeding birds such as American bittern, black duck, and Canada warbler. He added, “Water quality remediation and flood storage function are among the highest values of this property immediately above one of the most popular swimming lakes in the region.” Dr. Van de Poll had worked for LEA on the Holt

By Dawn De Busk Staff Writer CASCO — It only takes a seed for the invasive plant Japanese Knotweed to take root and then take over natural habitat with its rapid, thicketlike growth. The elected public officials in Casco are willing to provide more than seed money to bid “Sayonara” to the Japanese Knotweed within the town’s borders. The Casco Board of Selectmen on July 12 voted to allocate $2,500 to hire the

company Vegetation Control Services, Inc., of Athol, Mass., to eradicate the invasive weed and to provide followup services next summer. The funding will come from the Road Maintenance Account. Conservation Committee member Rona Fried, who is a lifelong summer resident, recommended that the town follow in Falmouth’s footsteps and hire professionals to deal with the growing problem of Japanese Knotweed, also called Mexican bamboo. Already, Fried has contact-

The battle began when a Native hunter was killed near the pond. A chaplain named John Frye, whose surname the town is named for, was the one who took the “honor” of scalping the Native. This was considered very immoral at the time, because the scalping took place on a Sunday and killing on the Sabbath was forbidden (not that killing in general isn’t wrong). Furthermore, it is interesting to note, they retrospectively AN IMAGE of Molly changed the date of the battle Ockett — artwork by Arla MOLLY, Page 7A Patch for Bethel’s Molly Ockett Day celebration.

Casco delays land buy

GIFTED — Carol Hancock is shown presenting the deed to 325 acres of land on Highland Lake to Lakes Environmental Association President, Orrin Shane, as LEA Executive Director Peter Lowell and LEA Treasurer Julie McQueen look on. Pond Ecosystem Study in and its conservation lands 2002, so his perspective well. is particularly valuable as The gift will enhance the someone who knows LEA work of LEA’s Maine Lake

Science Center in its efforts to define water quality threats and study watershed land uses that affect lake health.

ed Vegetation Control staff and discussed removal of the invasive weeds in Casco Village. Although the company could not give an exact price without seeing the infestation, she was given an estimate of $1,000 for the removal of Japanese Knotweed in the village. She suggested putting together a list of the worst infestations, contacting landowners willing to participate in the eradication, and touching base with the Town of Falmouth to coordinate dates. The eradication services

It doesn’t look like Maine anymore,” she said. Fried and others said that the Japanese Knotweed has started to take hold in PLANT, Page 7A

Casco allocates $2,500 for plant fight would be less expensive if Vegetation Control did the job in Casco while a crew was in Maine, Fried said. For the past few years, Fried has come before the board to request permission to remove the invasive vine Asiatic bittersweet from public property in the village. “I personally have no method of killing Japanese Knotweed. We (the Conservation Committee) spoke to you last year and the year before. Meanwhile, that knotweed is really advancing.

By Dawn De Busk Staff Writer CASCO — Renters living on a piece of land that is being sold to the Town of Casco might be breathing a sigh of relief. The land purchase, which has been a topic of discussion by residents, has been delayed until the autumn. The town will not officially own the parcel until September or November. When the town finally does own the land, a housing management firm will be hired to deal directly with the tenants. Those tenants will enter into a month-to-month rental agreement. Additionally, the Casco Board of Selectmen voted in favor of giving the renters a 90-day notice. Such an eviction notice would not occur until the future of the land DELAYS, Page 5A

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Butterfly pavilion Watching Monarchs a royal treat

By Dawn De Busk Staff Writer For the monarch butterfly, the birthdate predicts the future. Lucky are the butterflies born in late August for they will make the world-renown migration of almost 3,000 miles to Mexico, where they will spend the winter. In the spring, those monarchs will return to their North American homes. The August-born butterflies will live a long life: Eight to nine months. Meanwhile, most monarchs

born earlier in the summer have a lifespan of two to four weeks as an adult. The varied life cycles of the monarch (egg, larvae or caterpillar, chrysalis, butterfly) can be seen up close and personal at Mark’s Lawn and Garden. The business — located at 688 Portland Rd. in Bridgton — has created a suitable ecosystem for the monarch to survive. The butterfly houses were built in 2015. The purpose of the Butterfly Pavilion is two-prong: to help

BUTTERFLY ON THE NOSE of a customer who was not satisfied with monarch butterflies only on his fingers. This photo was posted on the Facebook page of Mark’s Lawn and Garden to spread the word about the Butterfly Pavilion. (Photo courtesy of Mark’s Lawn and Garden) What: Butterfly Pavilion Where: Mark’s Lawn and Garden, 688 Portland Road Bridgton Hours: Daily, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cost: $7 per person; $5 for students aged 6 to 17; free for children under 5; free for seniors older than 75

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maintain the monarch population, which has dropped by 15% nationwide, and also to provide residents and visitors with another option for summer activities, according to Operations Manager Ron Arzilli. “The objective is to increase the population of monarch butterflies in Maine,” he said. “Our goal is to grow a thousand or more butterflies each year to tag and release in September when they will hopefully migrate to Mexico and perpetuate more monarchs to return to Maine for future generations,” he said. The butterfly houses are all about raising public awareness about the decline of the monarch, he said. The decrease of monarchs has been recorded in photographs of the wintering sites in Mexico. Scientists are uncertain if the decline is tied to use of herbicides or urban sprawl, the loss of land where milkweed once grew, or a combination of both. While education is great and knowledge is power, the visual experience of the Butterfly Pavilion is purely enlightening. “Most people come and see it and are totally blown away,” Arzilli said. A female butterfly can lay up to 400 eggs at a time. Those eggs appear as tiny white dots on the underside of the milkweed leaf. There are dozens

CHRYSALIS — After munching on the milkweed plant, the monarch caterpillar forms a chrysalis, from which it will emerge as a butterfly.

NOT SO LONELY ANYMORE — This lone monarch caterpillar experienced some fine dining on the milkweed on Saturday. of smooth, striped caterpillars munching on the milkweed plants. At the same time, there are hundreds of active monarch butterflies, gliding from flower to flower. “Fifty of them just emerged from the chrysalis” on Friday morning, Arzilli said. The butterfly exhibit at the York’s Wild Kingdom has far fewer butterflies compared to the one in Bridgton, he said. The royal treat for visitors to the monarch houses at Mark’s Lawn and Garden

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from the land unleashes a disastrous chain of events, which can result in a clear blue lake becoming choked with dense algae growth. Algae “blooms” like this have already occurred on lakes in the Augusta and Lewiston areas. LEA and partners want to make sure it doesn’t happen on Woods Pond. While the Woods Pond Erosion Control Project has focused primarily on fixing big, road-related erosion problems, there are many simple, relatively inexpensive practices that homeowners can take in order to minimize erosion. Many of these practices will be on display during the Aug. 6 walking tour. The distance covered during the tour will be about two-tenths of a mile. Individually, most residential erosion problems are small in scope. But cumulatively they can have a large

impact on lake water quality. On display will be practices such as buffer planting, covering bare areas with mulch, installing runoff diverters across driveways, roof runoff prevention, and pathway improvement. Many of these practices were installed as part of the Woods Pond Erosion Control Project, with cost sharing between LEA and the property owner. These practices are not unique to Woods Pond; they can be used in any lake watershed to keep the water clean and enjoyable. Funding for the Woods Pond Erosion Control Project, in part, was provided by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency under Section 319 of the Clean Water Act. This funding is administered by the Maine Department of Environmental Protection in partnership with EPA.

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LakeSmart, a program of the Lakes Environmental Association, has come to Woods Pond. It is a program intended to encourage lake-friendly property practices through education. Properties that are particularly lake-friendly are recognized with a LakeSmart Award and signs for display at the lakeshore and on the road. The LakeSmart program is administered by LEA with the help of a small group of trained volunteers who screen each LAKE, Page 3A


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is when employee Colleen Messina helps with the process of getting butterflies to alight on people. Affectionately called “the butterfly whisperer,” Colleen squeezes the nectar from a nicotinana flower onto the person’s finger, and then she encourages them to gently nudge a feeding monarch. Usually, the monarch will lap the nectar with its tiny tongue. A few weeks ago, two women from Vermont visited the pavilion during their stay

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HESITANT BUT DELIGHTED —Danielle Gordon, 13, of Casco, decided to let a butterfly crawl on her shirt instead of allowing it to lick nectar from her finger. People can feed monarchs at the Butterfly Pavilion, open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, at Mark’s Lawn and Garden.


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License not tied to debts

(Continued from Page 1A) was a hub of transportation activity with marine vessels carrying goods via the river locks, which would explain why that particular piece of property is owned by Allen Lund Co. (Jimmy) Allen said the company, which was referred to as an LLC (limited liability company) is the property owner, and Allen Lund Company is not involved with the business Captain Jack’s. “That answers any questions so everyone is on the same page here. It’s important to be on the same page. Later on in the agenda, the town is looking into creating a policy that if property taxes are not up to date” licenses and permits can be withheld, Caron said. The liquor license and special amusement permit for Captain Jack’s were approved during the regular meeting on June 27. Regarding the creation of a new policy to make the issuance of permits and licenses reliant on tax payments, the board instructed Naples Town Manager Ephrem Paraschak to look into what other towns are

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and that is not including taxation from the most recent personal property inventory forms sent out to businesses by town assessor John E. O’Donnell and Associates, Inc. Grattelo advocated for making a policy with teeth that would bring that tax money into the town’s coffers. Typically, personal property tax accounts for two percent of a town’s total tax revenue. The majority of revenue is derived from real estate property tax. During the July 11 meeting, Caron said that withholding liquor licenses because of unpaid taxes would not be a smart move. “We checked with our attorney. We have three options to reject liquor licenses unless we have an ordinance in place. We cannot deny his liquor license if he hasn’t paid personal property taxes,” Caron said. Grattelo responded. “There is nothing you can do,” Grattelo said. “We are not going to do anything that sets the town up to a lawsuit,” Caron said. “At this point in time, there is no reason for people to pay their personal property taxes, because there is no cause” and effect, he said. Grattelo said the town could easily adopt an ordinance used by larger towns like Portland, Westbrook and Windham. Paraschak agreed in part. “I asked the town attorney. She said towns do it,” he said. “She recommended an ordinance above a policy. The legal firm’s opinion is that the town is going to get sued over it,” Paraschak said.

LIONS PITCH IN TO HELP TEAMS — Derek Cribby (left), League president and coach for Majors team, and Jessica Shaw, League fundraising queen, accept a check from David Gerrish, president of the Naples Lions Club, which donated $500 to help cover operating costs of the town’s five teams.

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doing. Any proposed ordinance would require Town Meeting approval. During the July 11 meeting, resident Jim Grattelo said he had issues with (Jimmy) Allen not filling out the inventory forms required so that the personal property tax, also referred to as a business equipment tax, can be assessed on his businesses, Captain Jack’s and the Naples Marina. “He doesn’t owe any personal property tax because he hasn’t reported” his business inventory, Grattelo said. “They have never paid personal property tax. They are well aware that there are personal property taxes. I would think someone would be smart enough to fill out the form,” Grattelo said. Selectman Christine Powers interjected. “I want to jump in,” Powers said. “We don’t have a tie to personal property taxes and liquor licenses. Captain Jack’s is a business that asked for a liquor license renewal. Bob (Caron) brought that up. This is something that shouldn’t be brought up at this time.” It would require “an ordinance or a charter for the town. I don’t think it is appropriate for us to tie this” together, Powers said. Grattelo said, “For the past few months, when a license has come up, the board has asked if taxes were up to date. This is public money and citizens have a right to know.” Later, following the meeting, Grattelo said the unpaid property taxes total $160,000;

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Incidents on Bridgton Police blotter These items appeared on the Bridgton Police Department blotter (this is a partial listing): Monday, July 11 6:03 p.m. A Burnham Road resident reported she received fraudulent calls from the U.S. Treasury Department. Police advised her to tell any future caller that she had contacted police. Tuesday, July 12 9:03 a.m. A vehicle rolled into a parked truck in the Bridgton Hospital parking lot, causing minor scratches. 3:10 p.m. A caller questioned about how she could retrieve a motorcycle from an ex-boyfriend. 4:40 p.m. A woman told police that she had allowed her roommate to use her debit card to pay a few bills and help her child. The roommate, however, has reportedly yet to return money spent. Police referred the woman to the court for a small claims case.

7:40 p.m. A Ford Focus backed into a pickup truck in the Macdonald Motors parking lot. A crash report was filed. Wednesday, July 13 11:13 a.m. Receiving a report of an “out of control” subject using profane language on Main Street, police located the man and warned him for disorderly conduct. 11:47 a.m. A Cross Street resident reported that her license and registration were missing from her vehicle’s glove box. 11:52 a.m. After being previously warned by police for “abusing the use of 911,” a female subject, who was intoxicated and delusional, was transported to the hospital for evaluation. 7:59 p.m. Police filed a report regarding a deer being struck by a pickup truck on Sweden Road. The vehicle’s driver left the scene. Thursday, July 14 1:13 a.m. A caller reported that a male was at her kitchen door. Police checked the property and assured the caller it was secure. 2:18 a.m. Two people were moved along at Woods Pond Beach. 8:43 a.m. A caller sought

advice how to retrieve two ladders from a son-in-law, who refused to return them and refused to allow the caller onto his property. 1:04 p.m. A local resident informed police that she received phone calls from someone impersonating an IRS official, who demanded she pay money or risk being arrested. Police told her this was a scam and to hang up on future callers. Friday, July 15 9:14 a.m. Police received a report that a male was laying down on a trail in Pondicherry Park, and didn’t seem completely alert. Police checked the area, but the subject was gone. 10:05 a.m. A window and a door of a Bacon Street building were damaged. 6:09 p.m. An unidentified male reportedly was spray painting at the Bridgton Skate Park. Police found “unusual” markings. 6:59 p.m. A young woman reportedly was “passed out” on a park bench near Renys and the Magic Lantern. Police were told the subject was “extremely intoxicated” and “belligerent” with staff when asked if she was okay. When police arrived, res-

cue personnel were already tending to the female, who was transported to the hospital. 9:14 p.m. A complainant informed police that a former roommate had failed to satisfy an agreement to purchase a handgun, and wanted to report the gun as stolen so that police could repossess it. The officer explained the procedure of taking the problem to civil court. Saturday, July 16 3:24 a.m. Police informed a small group of college students, who were out for an early morning swim, they would have to leave Highland Lake Beach because the area was closed until 6 a.m. 8:55 a.m. Police were informed that a vehicle had been abandoned in the middle of Main Street. 9:52 a.m. A caller reported that her kayak had floated away off Mountain Road. 1:41 p.m. A motorcycle crashed at the intersection of South Bridgton Road and Roger’s Way. The operator was transported by United Ambulance to the hospital with a head laceration. Police later discovered that the motorcycle had been reported stolen in Harrison

A former Lake Regional Middle School English/ Language Arts teacher pleaded guilty last Wednesday at the Oxford County courthouse in Paris to having sexual contact with a student. Michelle Dunn, 41, of Woodstock, who taught seventh and eighth-grade students, pleaded guilty to a single misdemeanor

criminal count of unlawful sexual touching. She will face a year of administrative probation. Two other misdemeanor counts of unlawful sexual contact were dropped as part of the plea deal. The Class E crime (unlawful sexual contact) is the least severe under Maine’s criminal code. It is punishable by up to six

months in jail and a $1,000 fine. Dunn was given a suspended 90-day jail sentence, she must complete a sexual offender evaluation by Oct. 15 and can have no contact with the student. She will not have to register as a sex offender. State officials say Dunn’s license to teach in Maine is active until July 2017, and it’s unknown if it will be revoked. According to a daily newspaper report, Dunn

intentionally subjected a 14- or 15-year-old male student to sexual contact in Sweden on Sept. 14, 2015, according to a complaint by Lt. Tom Harriman of the Oxford County Sheriff’s Office. Dunn resigned her LRMS teaching position effective Sept. 30, 2015. The SAD 61 School Board accepted the resignation at its Oct. 5, 2015 meeting. 

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North Bridgton Road. There were no signs of forced entry. 9:08 p.m. Police checked the intersection of Portland and Sandy Creek Roads after receiving a report of juveniles jumping out in front of vehicles. 9:38 p.m. A movie crew requested a “police presence” at a murder scene created at the Community Center. Because there had been a delay from dispatch sending the call to BPD, police were told by the director their presence was no longer needed.

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These items appeared on the Fryeburg Police Department log (this is a partial listing): Monday, July 11 5:52 a.m. Responding to a report of a disturbance at a Belair Estate Road residence, police charged Kyle Johnston, 29, of Fryeburg, with violating conditions of his release. 3:34 p.m. Police “restored the peace” following a disturbance at a Main Street store. 4:05 and 4:37 p.m. Motor vehicle crashes occurred at the intersection of Main and Maple Streets and later at the intersection of Bridgton Road and Stanley Hill Road. 8:50 p.m. Receiving a call of an alleged domestic disturbance at a North Fryeburg Road residence, police charged Ronald G. Latella, 47, of Fryeburg, with domestic violence assault. Tuesday, July 12 2:05 p.m. Police assisted State Police with an investigation at a West Fryeburg Road residence. 2:51 p.m. Police investigated suspicious activity on Fish and Game Road. Wednesday, July 13 6:30 p.m. During a motor vehicle stop near Haley Town Road, police charged Eric Fisher, 46, of Brownfield, with operating a motor vehicle without a license. 8:15 p.m. Police handled a civil issue on Portland Street. Thursday, July 14 8:43 a.m. Police responded to a motor vehicle crash on Bridgton Road. 11:19 a.m. A burglary on Maple Street was investigated. Friday, July 15 10:26 a.m. An Eastland Street resident reported receiving annoying phone calls. 5:15 p.m. Amy R. Kaiser, 20, of Westborough, Mass., was charged with possession of liquor by a minor while at a Lovell Road campground. 9:03 p.m. Following a traffic stop on Main Street, police charged Liam P. Murphy, 22, of Baldwinville, Mass., with operating a motor vehicle without a license. 11:30 p.m. Police investigated a drug complaint on Lovell Road. Saturday, July 16 11:30 a.m. Following a stop on Swan Falls Road, police charged Ashley Gunn, 22, of South Portland, with a liquor law violation. 10:06 p.m. Police handled a noise complaint on West Fryeburg Road. 11:50 p.m. Police investigated a drug complaint on Lovell Road. Sunday, July 17 12:29 a.m. Police handled a criminal trespass complaint on Lovewell Pond Road. 7:22 p.m. Police received a criminal mischief complaint regarding activity in the Pebble Circle parking lot.


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Firehouse Chatter with Jay Spenciner

Checking out the latest technology The last time I attended a New England Fire Chiefs exhibition was a few years ago in Springfield, Mass. The number of exhibitors and attendees was somewhat disappointing. This past June, the show was moved to Foxwoods in Connecticut. During my sales career, I used to drive pretty close to this casino, but not being a gambler, I had never stopped off. I had the opportunity to interview the organizer and some vendors while there. I talked with Chief Troy Ruggles of St. Johnsbury, Vt., immediate past president of the New England Fire Chiefs Association. TR: The attendance and number of vendors had been declining. We needed to change, a different marketing strategy. We needed a new venue. Foxwoods gave us a competitive quote. And it is a destination. The vendor space is filled to capacity. Our attendance is up so far (as of Friday noon). We’ve signed to come back in 2017. It’s not just gambling — there is shopping, there are a lot of people hanging out at the pool. Don’t give up on the conference. Make a note to come next year. We kind of hit bottom and like the Phoenix, we are now rising. JS: There was a pretty wide choice of

restaurants to choose from without having to get in your car, which I liked very much. Friday evening, there were supplier parties with music, free food and drink. We had a good time. The room ran us about $205 including tax which is not cheap. The room was nice. Parking was free. I interviewed a few of the exhibitors. Diesel fumes are known to be cancer causing. Every time a fire engines starts up, fumes fill the stations. There are a couple of methods to capture these fumes to prevent exposure; one involves attachment to the station, the other attachment only to the engine. Debbie Anstett is the northeast territory manager for Air-Deb Corp., located near Buffalo, NY. DA: The product I sell is the MagneGrip vehicle exhaust removal system. This gets the fumes out of the station. It is an automatic release system. Its long-term ownership cost is extremely low. It is easy to use. It automatically releases as the truck pulls out of the station. In Maine, we have systems in Bremen, Woolwich, Rockland and Newport. The cost is about $6,500 to $8,000 per truck depending on the layout of the station. JS: My favorite product was at Fire Tech

and Safety of New England’s exhibit, where I spoke to Bill Dion. BD: We’ve had a pretty TRYING OUT A NEW MASK — Bridgton Fire good turnout. Scott Safety Department member Jay Spenciner (right) tries on a has come out with a new face new face piece camera at a recent New England exhibi(Photo by David Spenciner) piece mounted camera (ther- tion. mal imaging). It has an external mounted camera, which picks up heat 1/2-1% solution; in class B (fuel spills, gas, signatures. These are displayed on a lens in diesel), 2-2-1/2% and in class D (powdered the facemask. It is brand new this year. Scott metal), up to 6%. F-500 is used by Bosch Lithium Battery just received approval and will start shipCo. to fight fires in hybrid cars (lithium is ping them soon. The cost is about $1,800 per a metal as are magnesium, calcium, etc.). It unit. This doesn’t replace hand-held, higherresolution cameras, but is a good addition. does not transmit electrical current. It is also used on ethanol fires. We have an office in Winthrop, Maine. Class A foam costs $100-$125 per 5 galJS: The resolution is definitely not as good as a hand held camera. Nevertheless, I lons; Class B foam $115-$125. F-500 costs $165 delivered price. Quantity discounts think this could be very useful. I spoke with Neil Bagdis, general man- are available. Our concentrations are lower ager and partner of Brigham Industries of than foam so it goes further and has lower cost than foam. F-500 is not a slip hazard Paxton, Mass. NB: We are the exclusive dealer and rep- like foam. F-500 has a worldwide patent. resentative for the hazard control product, Hampton beach, NH, uses the product. It is F-500. It is a multi-purpose fire suppres- not corrosive and has a close to neutral ph. sion agent, an encapsulator agent for Class It also works on fuel spills. JS: I enjoyed the show this year and plan A, B and D fires. It locks up hydrocarbons and rapidly cools. In class A fires, we use a to attend next year.

Campers driving away, but tax debts unpaid By Dawn De Busk Staff Writer CASCO — The Casco Board of Selectmen has been grappling with a solution to campers being driven away and tax debts being left unpaid with no forwarding address.

Every year, the Casco board write-offs the unpaid taxes on almost one-dozen mobile camper units. If the owners register the camper with the Town of Casco, then property taxes are not levied on the camper. Otherwise, the town

assessor puts a value on campers parked year-round on all land in the town of Casco. Once in a while, yet all too often, according to the selectmen, a camper owner simply drives away with the unit in tow.

The topic was discussed during a July 12 meeting and it was not the first time the issue was brought up. In fact, a month earlier, taxes were written off for a mobile home removed from a trailer court on Tenney Hill Road. In the near future, pos-

sibly during the Aug. 9 or Aug. 30 meeting, the board plans to hold a workshop with the management of at least two local campgrounds to discuss how to handle the tax-collection problem. “The problem we have is with seasonal campers in

(Continued from Page 1A) has been determined. “The folks who are there now are anxious to find out if we will let them stay or if they need to find” another place to live, Casco Town Manager Dave Morton told the board during its meeting on July 12. Many citizens in Casco have expressed the belief that the land buy has already taken place. The purchase was approved by residents at Town Meeting in June, but the property deed has not yet changed hands. Community members have been talking about all the possibilities for the

11-acre parcel with beach rights on Parker Pond. The future of the parcel has “been a local conversation now,” Selectman Grant Plummer said. The board agreed it would be best to set up a subcommittee to evaluate the uses of the property. The board will appoint people to the subcommittee in August. The members will include two or three of the abutting neighbors, a member of the Casco Parks and Recreation Committee, Casco Planning Board Chairman Lynne Potter and Open Space Commission Chairman Eric Dibner. Plummer not only sug-

gested the formation of the subcommittee but also volunteered to serve on it. This August timeframe for the subcommittee starting up would give the group about nine months to come up with a land use plan — should any items need to be addressed at Town Meeting in June, Chairman Holly Hancock said. Morton mentioned that there is a town need for the beach on Parker Pond. “Next summer, the Recreation Department would like to do their swim program there because it is much safer than Pleasant Lake. They would like to do that

even if the town doesn’t open it up yet,” he said. In his manager’s report, Morton reminded residents that the land is still private property and that the landowner’s permission is needed or being on the parcel will be considered trespassing. At this point, there has been no decision of what to do with the property. The board did recommend that the town have an engineer evaluate the septic system, the well, and the existing structures on the property.

In a related matter, the board voted to take out a bond anticipation note (BAN) to pay for the purchase of the land. Meanwhile, money from the Undesignated Fund will be used for the repair of the Pleasant Lake-Parker Pond dam. That decision was made because the land buy is more expensive than the dam repair. Therefore, the town could maintain a healthier Surplus Fund by paying for the more costly project with borrowed funds.

Casco delays land purchase until fall

campgrounds,” Casco Town Manager Dave Morton said. “The problem we have is that the town assesses those as required by state law. We have problem with campers or trailers being removed without our knowledge.” “I have one tonight. The couple was assessed for the previous trailer. The trailer is gone, and it was gone when they got there. The couple has been taxed, but they moved in with their own trailer,” he said. The total tax debt was $556 in this one instance. “If we had the cooperation of the facility owners, we could collect those taxes,” Morton said. “Another way (to avoid this) is to address our landuse ordinance,” he said. The proposed change would require all camper owners “to pull all seasonals off by Oct. 15 and not move CAMPER, Page 7A

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Photographer to offer pointers A presentation by photographer Patricia Turner will take place on Sunday, July 24 at 5 p.m. at Gallery 302 in Bridgton. “Contemplative Photography and the Poetry of Place” is sponsored by the Bridgton Art Guild and is free to the public. Patricia Turner majored in photography and filmmaking in the mid-1970s. After receiving her master’s degree in Fine Arts Education from Harvard University in 1979, she spent the next 30 years teaching in a suburban Boston school system. In 2005, she received a grant from The Philanthropic Initiative to return to her photographic work with a trip to the Outer Hebrides of Scotland. This has led to nine years of world travel. Since her retirement in 2010, Patricia has devoted her time to contemplative photography and travel with her home base in Porter. Her latest project, The Poetry of Place, Reflections from the

CHAMBER WELCOME to Nancy’s Sports Pub & Grill, located in Naples, off Route 302. Pictured at last Friday’s Greater Bridgton Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting were: (front, left to right) Holly Chase of Patricia Turner to speak Norway Savings Bank, Nicole Morgan of Norway Savings Bank, Jacqueline Laurent and Janine Rocca Chaine; (middle row) Sue Mercer, GBLRCC executive director, James Pombriant, Eddie Hunt, Marty Laurent, Nancy at Gallery 302 Sunday. Laurent, Justin Mushrow and Sue Maynard of Key Bank; (back row) Bill Cameron, Richard Bergeron, Taylor Davis, Edge of the Pond, finds her Steve Hunt, Ashlie Gedney and Ken Murphy of The Bridgton News. much nearer to home, at Little Clemons Pond in Hiram. Her passion for the writings of Henry David Thoreau has led her to make the pond her perNancy Laurent always and enjoy a great place, sit that they are grown, I’m more flatbread pizza, burgers and sonal Walden.   Patricia’s program will dreamed of opening her own back, relax and have some comfortable with being able sandwiches, as well as the fun!” to run a business. The best Main Event (steak, seafood explore ways to develop the restaurant. The dream is now reality. Timing can be everything. part is my family will be there and chicken parm — all to “contemplative eye” for your Nancy’s Sports Pub Now was the perfect time to to help and be a part of it.” be enjoyed in a great atmosurroundings, enabling you Nancy’s Sports Pub & sphere, which includes nine to create photos that are both & Grill is located at 1124 roll up her sleeves and put interesting and meaningful in Roosevelt Trail in Naples her energy into a new busi- Grill offers up a delicious televisions to watch your ness. pub fare menu — includ- favorite sports. describing the “heart” of a (off Route 302). “To make that dream “I feel this is the perfect ing pre-game appetizers from Full bar service. place.  a reality is so exciting for time for me to open my busi- wings, mozzarella sticks, Open daily, seven days a me,” Nancy said. “I feel that ness. When my kids were crispy fried potato skins, week. 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Over 80 members at the Fairlawn Golf Course The tournament starts at or e-mail etguilford@gmail. Slippers beat Long Lake 3-2; ranging in age from those entering fifth grade to adults have 9 a.m. The tournament will com participated in large group rehearsals, in age-delineated Worster’s and Searles tied in Poland. WMVAC is still accept- be presented as a scramble Mail registration form to: 3-3; Henrys blanked Caswell groups, and in small ensembles. Tom Guilford, 126 Bolsters Last Thursday, each group member performed in front of 4-0; and Aces defeated ing players for the tourna- format. ment and spots are filling The Maine Veterans’ Mills Road, Harrison, ME the entire ensemble for an amazing summer experience. The Mentus 4-2. up. The fee for registraHome in South Paris is home 04040. North Division: Ruby’s performance on July 28 will demonstrate their further growth. The group meets each Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday in +11, Worster’s +1, Searles tion is $80 per player, and to 90 residents. includes 18 holes of golf, a July from 8 a.m to noon. The program is sponsored by the -6, Caswell -17 cart, two mulligans per playSouth Division: Henry’s SAD 61 School Department. For information, contact paul. +15, Ace’s +8, Mentus 0, er and drawings for a chance or call 649-1850. to shoot a hole in one for Long Lake -13 $1,000,000, buffet dinner, (Continued from Page 2A) Bridgton Highlands and a putting contest, which rainy day with out-of-town friends,” he said. Ladies Golf A two-person blind draw will award cash prizes to the Or, a trip to the pavilion can be planned with school-aged Board Certified Family Practice was played last Wednesday. winning players. children. Other prizes include two The low gross winners were “It’s a great educational experience,” Arzilli said. half-hour golf lessons at the We assist people toward their health goals with Susan Jordan and Diane People can learn more about which plants to put in their garStillman. The low net win- Norway Country Club, and den to attract monarchs. Osteopathic, conventional, and natural medicine. ners were Mary Barry and several pieces of golf equipAlthough milkweed does not rate as the most popular garden NOW ACCEPTING ANTHEM BLUE CROSS AND BLUE ment. plant, it is vital to the monarch. Also, Mark’s Lawn and Garden Yvonne Gluck.   This year the Air Cannon offers a few varieties of the milkweed. 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“This has happened no fewer than eight or nine times this year. We don’t find out until the new person is there and they say, ‘Wait a minute, I don’t own that,’” Morton said. If campground management provided the Town of Casco with a list of people scheduled to leave, that


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STILT WORKSHOP, featuring Dakota (pictured) and Anaya Ward will be held at the Charlotte Hobbs Memorial Library on Saturday, July 30, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. At this workshop, you will build your own stilts to size and learn how to use them. Your teachers will be stilt experts Dakota and Anaya Ward (who took part in Saturday’s Lovell Old Home Days parade). For children 10 and up. Younger children can attend with a parent. Preregistration required by Monday, July 25 since there is only room for 10 children! Call the library at 925-3177 or stop by the library. Material fee is $20. (Rivet Photo)

“I suggest we do it through road maintenance. All the weeds are within the road rights-of-way. We could spend up to $2,500 from the road maintenance fund for eradication. Then, we’ll evaluate it, and see if we want to make it part of our regular budget,” Morton said. According to the University of Maine Cooperative Extension website, “Japanese knotweed is a robust perennial herb that emerges early in the spring and forms dense thickets up to nine feet in height. Thickets may be so dense that virtually all other plant species are shaded out. Large colonies frequently exist as monocultures, reducing the diversity of plant species and significantly altering natural habitat.” “Reproduction from rhizomes (horizontal underground stems), even small fragments, enables the plant to be easily transferred to new sites by flowing water and by soil used as fill. Unchecked, this plant can colonize extensively in riparian areas. Once established, it is difficult to remove,” the website said. Fried said it is important to battle these aggressive, invasive plant species and to protect what is natural in Maine. “To me, the value of Maine is its lakes, its forests. The fact that when you go down the road and into the forest you see native plants — that is of value,” she said.


include: Curriculum: Jane Williams, Kay Lyman, Christopher Burk, Sharon LeBlanc and Linda Card. Finance: Laurie Weston, Christopher Burk, Jack Jones, Dean Schasel and Marie Struven. Policy: Norma Snow, Kay Lyman, Mitch Dondero and Kathiann Shorey (one spot is vacant). Student Affairs: Laura Cummings, Sharon LeBlanc, Julie Ontengco and Louise Myrback (one spot is unfilled). Facilities: Ed Spooner, Jack Jones, Chris Mattei and Mitch Dondero (one spot is unfilled). Personnel: Norma Snow, Ed Spooner, Kathiann Shorey, Marie Struven and Linda Card. Special Education: Sharon LeBlanc, Jane Williams, Laura Cummings and Laurie Weston. Transportation: Marie Struven, Sharon LeBlanc, Dean Schasel, Ed Spooner and Chris Mattei. • The board “accepted the resignation with regret” of Charles Condello as Middle School music/instrumental teacher. • Erik Kuehl was approved as a new Grade 8 social studies teacher at Molly Ockett MS. • The Curriculum Committee has decided that K-8 students will be using various units from the Lucy Calkins Writing program for the 2016–17 school year. The goal is to use the entire program district wide by 2017–18. Director Jane Williams reported that for the upcoming school year, New Suncook School will be using the Lucy Calkins Reading program; Brownfield-Denmark will be using Reading Street program for K-3 students and Lucy Calkins program for fourth and fifth graders; and Snow School will use Reading Street for K-5 students. • The next SAD 72 School Board meeting will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 24 at 7 p.m., in the Molly Ockett cafeteria.

(Continued from Page 1A) the wooded areas near Lilly Brook (also called Lily Brook) which connects Pleasant Lake to Parker Pond. One of the efforts of the Pleasant LakeParker Pond Association (PLPPA) has been protecting Lilly Brook from invasive species on land and in the water. “If you can see, it is right along Lilly Brook now, by the tunnel (culvert),” Fried said. “We are still at the point that we can nip this in the bud. Something needs to get done quickly and efficiently by professionals,” she said. The selectmen were on board with hiring a professional company to eradicate the invasive weed. Selectman Grant Plummer said that board members and town staff could put together the list of private property owners whose land has been invaded by Japanese knotweed. Casco Town Manager Dave Morton said, “The issue for me as road commissioner is the machine will go through and knock down the knotweed; and in no time, it will be back and blocking the view again.” “It is more in road rightsof-way where we have heavy infestations. They are double in that area. The right-of-way is 50 feet so if it is in the road right-of-way, it is the town’s property,” he said.


(Continued from Page 1A) to avoid scrutiny from the Christian community. At the battle’s conclusion, the Natives of Pequawket were either killed or forced to flee all the way into modern day Canada. Only one brave person remained behind, a woman by the name of Molly Ockett (Mali Aquet). Molly Ockett was the daughter of Chief Paugus and was a very well-known and a deeply respected healer. She would often travel throughout Maine and New Hampshire, sharing her knowledge of native medicine with the settlers. She saved many, many lives in northern New England communities, one of them being an infant named Hannibal Hamlin, who would one day become the Vice President to the great Abraham Lincoln. While in Fryeburg, she would sleep in a cave that is still well-known as Molly Ockett’s cave at the base of Jockey Cap, which many of us here at school enjoy on a regular basis. 2016 marks the 200th anniversary of Molly Ockett’s death. It would be tremendously special if the school district would rededicate our school to her honor, instead of renaming the school. It is a significant way that our school community could respectfully honor the Native Americans of this region who were the original stewards of this land. To keep this history alive in our collective memory is important. If we are truly a community connected to our history, I propose that we keep the name “Molly Ockett Middle School” or better yet, name the entire new school complex after her in memory of her kind stewardship and generosity. Her name also serves as a reminder that truth and reconciliation are human values we should all aspire to. In other school board business: • Robert Steller was elected chairman of the school board, and Norma Snow was selected as vice chairman. • Committee assignments were also given. They

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NAPLES — Two dance cruises on the Songo River Queen have been scheduled. First up is Saturday, July 30, from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. with the Wrong Road Band. Buy tickets online at or in person at Queen dock or Causeway Dairy Bar in Naples. For more information, please call Arlene at 693-6365. The second dance cruise is Saturday, Sept. 3 from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. with MKE Entertainment DJ.

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WATERFORD — The Waterford World’s Fair is hosting a dance with Hurricane Mountain on Saturday, July 23, from 8 p.m. to midnight, BYOB, 21-plus event, $10 per person. The event will be held at the fairgrounds, 36 Green Road, Waterford. For more information, contact Lisa Scribner at 890-7669.

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HARRISON — United Parish Church in Harrison will hold a free community dinner Thursday, July 28, in the church vestry, from 5 to 7 p.m.   The menu includes spaghetti with meatballs, penne with sausage, meatless sauce over pasta and American chop suey, plus Italian bread and dessert. The dinner is for residents of Harrison or North Bridgton. The church is located at 77 Main Street (Route 117) in Harrison, across from Crystal Lake Park.

Gigantic Yard Sale

The annual Gigantic Yard Sale at Grace Christian Church will be held on Saturday, July 30 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The church is located at 11 Pinhook Road off Route 107 in South Bridgton. Articles of clothing, tools, toys, furniture and other household items will be among the bargains available, everything from A to Z, maybe even the kitchen sink! There will be something to meet every yard saler’s fancy. The sale opens at 9 a.m., so no early birds before 8:30 a.m. please. Thank you in advance for your support and finding a great deal at a fantastic yard sale. EVENTS, Page 8B

HARRISON — The third concert of the Sebago-Long Lake Music Festival’s exciting season continues at the Deertrees Theatre in Harrison on Tuesday, July 26, at 7:30 p.m. with a dynamic concert. The program, titled Stringfest, is a celebration of the Festival’s exceptional musicians — longtime friends and colleagues joyously bringing music to life. The 44th and Music Director Mihae Lee’s inaugural season extends for three more Tuesday evenings through Aug. 9. The concert begins with an early Romantic trio by Weber that features a wonderful combination of flute, cello and piano. Then the poignant Shostakovich Piano Trio will evoke an intense array of human emotions that will leave a profound affect on the listener. Finally, sparks will fly on the stage of Deertrees when the eight superb string players perform the exuberant and effervescent string octet written by the 16-year-old master, Felix Mendelssohn. Program: Stringfest • WEBER: Trio in G Minor for Flute, Cello, and Piano, Op. 63 • SHOSTAKOVICH: Piano Trio No. 2 in E Minor, Op. 67 • MENDELSSOHN: Octet in E-flat Major for Strings, Op. 20 Performers: Award-

MOVSES POGOSSIAN, internationally acclaimed violinist, will lead a group of stellar string players in Mendelssohn’s Octet for Strings at the Sebago-Long Lake Music Festival on Tuesday, July 26 at 7:30 p.m. at Deertrees Theatre in Harrison. winning violist Tien-Hsin Cindy Wu is making her SLLMF debut. Returning artists will include Movses Pogossian, professor of Violin at the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music; Varty Manouelian, violinist of the Los Angeles Philharmonic; Philip Palermo, associate concertmaster of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra; Gerry Itzkoff, violinist of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra; Laurie Kennedy, principal violist of the Portland Symphony and former SLLMF music director; Bonnie Thron, principal cellist of the North Carolina Symphony; Mihae-

Lee, pianist and the new music director of the SLLMF. Remaining concerts are on Tuesday evenings, July 26, Aug. 2 and 9, at 7:30 p.m. at Deertrees Theatre in Harrison. Tickets: Individual tickets are $25; free for anyone 21 and under. Tickets available online: or 7813202 All tickets are for open seating and will be held at the front entrance box office. Tickets are available concert nights starting at 6:45 p.m. Reserved tick-

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Saturday, July 23 A Gallery Opening with Riva Sazama will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. at Denmark Arts Center. This is a free event. Riva Sazama is from Norway and brings a stunning collection of 2D and 3D work to the gallery. Sunday, July 29 A presentation by photographer Patricia Turner will take place at 5 p.m. at Gallery 302 in Bridgton. “Contemplative Photography and the Poetry of Place” is sponsored by the Bridgton Art Guild and is free to the public. Saturday, July 30 The Annual Art Festival by Naples For The Arts will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the Causeway. FMI: 954610-1041, Rain date, Sunday, July 31. Edes Falls Sewing Circle Craft & Bake Sale is on the Village Green, Naples from 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Calendar BRIDGTON Thur., Jul. 21 — Rotary Club, Community Center, 7:15 a.m. Thur., Jul. 21 — Bingo, St. Joseph Church, South High St. Doors open 5:30 p.m. Early birds at 6:30 p.m. Regular play at 7 p.m. Fri.-Sat., Jul. 22-23 — First Congregational Church annual yard sale, 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. rain or shine. Sat., Jul. 23 — Used book sale by Friends of the Library, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., weather permitting. Sat., Jul. 23 — Games for Christ, 6 p.m., Community Center. Tue., Jul. 26 — St.Joseph Food Pantry, 225 So. High St, 11 a.m. Wed., Jul. 27 — Bookies Book Group, 3 p.m., library. Wed., Jul. 27 — Bridgton Community Band Concert, Gazebo behind Rite Aid, 7:30 p.m. Thur., Jul. 28 — Bingo,

St. Joseph Church, South High St. Doors open 5:30 p.m. Early birds at 6:30 p.m. Regular play at 7 p.m. Sat., Jul. 30 — Gigantic Yard Sale, Grace Christian Church, Pinhook Rd. off Rte. 107, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Wed., Aug. 3 — Bridgton Community Band Concert, Gazebo behind Rite Aid, 7:30 p.m. CASCO Sat., Jul. 23 — Annual Meeting Pleasant Lake/Parker Pond Association, 9:30 a.m., Community Center. All welcome. Sun., Jul. 24 — Meet Author Susan Poulin, 3 p.m., library. DENMARK Thur.-Fri., Jul. 21-22 — Reader’s Theater, 7:30 p.m., $15 suggested, Denmark Arts Center. Fri., Jul. 22 — Easy hike – Sawyer Pond (1,940 ft), Crawford Notch, NH. Meet at the Denmark Congregational Church at 8 a.m. FMI: 7562247 Sat.,Jul. 23 — Community

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Thursday - Friday, July 21 - 22 Come laugh with others as Denmark Arts Center presents the 23rd Mainestage Readers Theatre Show. This show is “adult humor for your summer laughs.” A donation of $10 (or more) will benefit the Denmark Arts Center. Wednesday show is the dress rehearsal performance. All shows at 7:30 p.m. Located at 50 West Main Street, Denmark. FMI: 452-2412. Thursday - Saturday, July 21 - 23 The Originals present Agatha Christie’s The Unexpected Guest at the Saco River Theatre, 29 Salmon Point Road in Buxton. Show times are Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $20/adults, students and seniors $18: July 21 – Pay what you can. Reservations are advised, call 929-5412 or order online at events Saturday, July 23 Celebration Barn Theater presents The Big Barn Family Show, an action-packed variety and spectacle for young audiences at 2 p.m. Then at 8 p.m. the Big Barn Spectacular will be held. It is the biggest variety show of the year with guests from across the United States. For tickets call 7438452 or Friday, July 29 Denmark Arts Center presents Miss Maybell & Slimpickin’s at 7:30 p.m. A musical duo from Jackson, N.H. with a unique rustic swing bordering on jug band. An eclectic range of sounds emerge from their delightful duet as they toy with kazoos, washboards, banjos, jugs, guitars and footstomping percussion. There is a $15 suggested admission. Saturday, July 30 Celebration Barn Theater presents, Matt Wilson’s Great One-Man Commedia Epic, one man presents 14 characters and 1,000 catastrophes, 8 p.m. For tickets call 743-8452 or Open Mic, 7:30 p.m., Denmark Arts Center, free. Fri., Jul. 29 — Moderate hike - Burnt Meadow Mountain (1,575 ft) Brownfield, ME. Meet at the Denmark Congregational Church at 8 a.m. FMI: 756-2247 Sat., Jul. 30 — Poetry Night w/visiting Poets-inResidence, 7:30 p.m. $15 suggested, Denmark Arts Center. Sun., Jul. 31 — Denmark Historical Society, program by Carolyn Grimm, discussion on “Voices of Pondicherry”, 2-5 p.m., Centennial Hall. HARRISON Thur., Jul. 21 — Youth Night, ages 10-15, 6-9 p.m. Games, fun, music, socialize and meet new friends. Parent signature required at the Caswell Conservancy Center, 42 Main St. Fri., Jul. 22 — Coffee Call. 8-10 a.m. Open to all, enjoy coffee and a donut. Donations accepted at Caswell Conservancy Center. Wed., Jul. 27 — Historical Society Museum open, Haskell Hill Rd., 1-4 p.m. FMI: 5832213. Thur., Jul. 28 — Free community dinner, 5 to 7 p.m.,

United Parish Church for residents of North Bridgton and Harrison, spaghetti/American chop suey, bread and dessert. Thur., Jul. 28 — Youth Night, Ages 10 – 15 6 –9 PM Come and Enjoy a variety of Games, Fun, Music, or simply Socialize and meet new friends. Parent signature required at the Caswell Conservancy Center, 42 Main Street. Fri., Jul. 29 — Coffee Call. 8-10 a.m. Open to all, enjoy coffee and a donut. Donations accepted at Caswell Conservancy Center. Wed., Aug. 3 — Historical Society Museum open, Haskell Hill Rd., 1-4 p.m. FMI: 5832213. FRYEBURG Sat., Jul. 23 — Old Pequawket Day, events all day. Fri., Jul. 29 — Bake Sale, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. in front of Weston’s Farm Stand, River St. by the First Congregational Church of Fryeburg. LOVELL Thur., Jul. 21 — ­ GLLT & Sweden Historical Society walk, Reading the Rural Landscape: An exploration of foundations, stonewalls and

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Saturday, July 23 The Bridgton Fire Department will be holding a Public Baked Bean Supper at Central Station on 7 Gibbs Avenue, Bridgton from 5-7 p.m. The menu includes: beans, hot dogs, macaroni and cheese, coleslaw, rolls, brown bread, drinks and dessert. Adults are $8 with children six to 12 years $4, and children five and under free. For more information call 693-3681. The North Sebago Methodist Church will be holding a Baked Bean Supper from 5 to 6:30 p.m. The church is located on Route 114. The 9th annual Sam Norftle/Charlie Micklon Baked Bean Supper is being held from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the Lovell Masonic Lodge, intersection of Routes 5 and 93 in Lovell. Menu of homemade baked beans, hot dogs, coleslaw, brown bread, biscuits and homemade desserts and beverages. The cost is $7 for adults and $4 for children 12 and under. The proceeds benefit the upkeep of the building. Wednesday, July 27 The third of four Waterford Summer Breakfasts at the Wilkins Community House at the foot of Plummer Hill Rd., from 7:30 to 10 a.m. A breakfast of freshly-baked muffins, eggs, pancakes, bacon, sausage, donuts, coffee, tea, and orange juice and real Maine maple syrup will be served from 7:30 to 10 a.m. The price is $8 for adults, $4 for children ages 5-10, and free for children under five years of age.
 Friday, July 29 The Annual Turkey Supper will be held from 5 to 6:30 p.m at the Bradley Memorial United Methodist Church, 454 McNeil Rd, Fryeburg Harbor (follow signs on Rte. 5 – between Fryeburg and Lovell). A supper of fresh roasted turkey, stuffing, gravy, real mashed potatoes, vegetables, rolls, coffee/cold drink and homemade pies will be served buffetstyle. Takeouts available. Adults are $9, children 5-12, $4, and children under 5 are free. The annual Casco Days Chicken BBQ Dinner starts at 5 p.m. outside the Community Center in Casco. Bring the family and join others for a delicious dinner to support your local fire departments. Adults are $9 and children are $6. The meal comes with BBQ chicken, corn, coleslaw, bread and a soda. There will be a performance by Bold Riley during the dinner. Saturday, July 30 A Benefit breakfast for Project Graduation 2017 will be held at the Casco Village Church from 8 to 10 a.m. Stop by after the Casco Days Country Road Race. Don’t miss the annual, “always the last Saturday in July” Casco Days Supper from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at the Casco Village Church United Church of Christ, 941 Meadow Road (Route 121) in Casco Village. That means beans and hotdogs, chop suey and casseroles, salads, and homemade pies. All for only $8 adults and $5 children eight and under, $21 max for families with young children, and that includes rolls and beverages. Nobody wants to cook on a hot Saturday night! Beat the heat in the Village with friends, fun and flavorful fare! Tuesday, Aug. 2 A North Waterford Congregational Church Public Supper will be held from 5-6:30 p.m. Featuring baked beans, American chop suey, casseroles, salads, brown bread, rolls, beverages and strawberry shortcake, served buffetstyle, “all you can eat” for $9/adults and children under 12 are $4.50. Located off Route 35, opposite Melby’s Market. mystery stones accompanied by Dr. Sanford, Trailhead: Flat Hill parking lot, Heald Pond Road. 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Admission free. Fri., Jul. 22 — “Animal Fitness: Connecting Skeletons and Muscles for Extreme Movements” w/Chewonki, library, 1 p.m. Sat., Jul. 23 — Thrift Shop, Lovell United Church of Christ, Rte. 5, open 10 a.m.noon. Mon., Jul. 25 — Thrift Shop, Lovell United Church of Christ, Rte. 5, open 10 a.m.noon. Tue., Jul, 26 — GLLT, CHML and HewnOaks Artist Colony host Open Mic: Connecting to our natural world poetry reading at Charlotte Hobbs Memorial Library, Route 5. 7-8:15 p.m, Wed., Jul. 27 — Thrift Shop, Lovell United Church of Christ, Rte. 5, open 10 a.m.noon. Wed., Jul. 27 — GLLT sponsored talk, The Three

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Saturday, July 23 The Fryeburg Historical Society will hold Old Pequawket Day at the Col. Samuel Osgood House , 83 Portland Street, Fryeburg. Tours of the house museum and research library will be offered free of charge. Different events are ongoing during the day starting at 9 a.m. For more information, call Diane Jones at 256-7468 or e-mail Thursday – Saturday, July 28 – 30 The Annual Casco Days is located at Casco Day Park in Casco Village. BBQ, fireworks, pancake breakfast, road race and parade. FMI: or find them on Facebook, search for Casco Days.

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Moore Park welcomes Wilson Concerts & Entertainment Nomination for Outstanding New Play and the Helen Hayes Award Winner for Outstanding Emerging Theatre Company, Wilson has performance credits across the country and UK. While more than 30 artists and fine crafters are the backbone of this all-ages event, a full day of live performances cap off the show with dance, music, giant puppetry and theater. In addition, other performances will feature: Nevaeh Dance Company at 10 a.m.; singersongwriter Terry Swett at 11 a.m.; JusTusTwo vocal/guitar duo at noon; Matthew Wilson at 1 p.m.; Circus Olé giant puppets at 2 p.m.; and the jam-soul music of The Youngerbloods will close out the show at 3 p.m. The Moore Park is located on Route 26 in the heart of the town of South Paris. This is a community and petfriendly event for all ages. For more information: www.

Moore Park Art Show plans comedy, characters and calamity as Matthew Wilson performs excerpts from his original show, The Great One-Man Commedia Epic. The Washington Post raves, “Take the kids, take the parents; this is refined clowning with an appealingly personable touch.”

‘Concert on the Hill’ July 31

The recipient of numerous awards PARIS — The Concerts on the Hill series continues at the First in performance and music research, Baptist Church of Paris on Sunday, Sarah has received the Tallahassee July 31 at 3 p.m. The next solo- Music Guild’s Harsanyi Award, ist is Sarah Folsom, soprano from Florida State University’s John P. Cincinnati, Ohio. She sang in the Spratt Award, and four consecutive first-place prizes at the National local series three years ago. The format of this concert will Association of Teachers of Singing be Americana music from a variety Competition. Sarah continues to establish herof genres. Some popular composers as well as some new and upcoming self as an active recitalist and procomposers will be presented. Sarah fessional musician, presenting solo formerly was trained in opera, but programs across the country and now sings in all genres. There is performing regularly in professional ensembles throughout the Tri-State music in this concert for everyone. Sarah Folsom is a profes- area. Tickets cost $15 per person and sional singer and voice teacher in the Cincinnati area. A native of will be available at the door. The Tallahassee, Fla., Sarah completed concert will be at the First Baptist her master’s degree in Voice at the Church of Paris, located at 500 Paris prestigious College Conservatory of Hill Road in South Paris. For more information, please conMusic at the University of Cincinnati in 2015 and currently serves on the tact Mary Beth Caffey at 754-7970 or voice faculty at the Cincinnati Music Sarah Folsom Academy. Sarah has extensive performing experience in multiple genres. She has performed operatic and musical theatre roles such as Beth (Little Woman), Giannetta (L’elisir d’amore), Mabel (The Pirates of Penzance), Pamina (The Magic Flute), Mrs. Nordstrom (A Little Night Music), Maria (West Side Story), and Eliza Doolittle (My Fair Lady). WILDLIFE ART GALLERY Sarah’s concert work as 1306 Bridgton Rd., Sebago Me. • • by appointment 647-5238 a soprano soloist encomFish and bird carvings, taxidermy and paintings in all mediums passes performances of Britten’s Rejoice in the Lamb, Stravinsky’s Les Noces, Bach’s B Minor Mass, Mozart’s Mass in C, and Handel’s beloved Messiah. Sarah has also performed in Now Open: MAINE theatrical plays, most recently DAILY SPECIALTY appearing in the Cincinnati 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Fringe Festival production of FOODS… Reflections. 207-693-6753


Thursday, July 21 Arts Jubilee Summer Concert Season continues with Old Friends: Remembering Simon & Garfunkel at the base of Mount Cranmore in North Conway. Headline concerts begin at 7 p.m. with an early concert performance by some of the area’s best musicians at 6 p.m. Admission is $10 for adults, $8 for seniors, $5 for students and free for kids 12 and under. Sunday, July 24 The Summer Concert Series continues on the Village Green in Naples from 6-7 p.m. (inside Naples Methodist Church, if rain). This week’s concert will feature Brian Curtis Johnson. Sebago-Long Lake Music Festival community outreach program presents Discover the Joys of Classical Music, an hour-long fun and informative free concert in an intimate setting for listeners of all ages at St. Peter’s Church, Sweden Road in Bridgton at 7 p.m. Monday, July 25 The Poland Springs Preservation Society’s annual summer concert series will be held at the All Soul’s Chapel, Poland with doors opening at 6:30 p.m. and program starting at 7 p.m. Tickets are $6 in advance at Maine State Building or $7.50 at the door. FMI: 998-4142. Tuesday, July 26 The Sebago-Long Lake Music Festival presents Stringfest, at 7:30 p.m. at Deertrees Theatre, Harrison. Call 781-3202 for information on tickets or purchase online at Thursday, July 28 The Lake Region Summer Band will present its annual free Gala Concert at 9:30 a.m. at Lake Region Middle School gym. Come and hear 80 fine musicians present a culminating concert demonstrating what they have accomplished during the summer band program. This program is sponsored by the SAD 61 School Department. FMI: paul. or call 649-1850. Arts Jubilee Summer Concert Season continues with Music of the 60s with the Mellow Yellow Band at the base of Mount Cranmore in North Conway. Headline concerts begin at 7 p.m. with an early concert performance by some of the area’s best musicians at 6 p.m. Admission is $10 for adults, $8 for seniors, $5 for students and free for kids 12 and under. The Brick Church on Christian Hill Road in Lovell, will present keyboard artist Dan Moore in concert at 7:30 p.m. His program has a wide variety of music, but his blues and ragtime keep the feet moving to the music. Tickets (at door) will be $10 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under. FMI: 925-1500 or go to Friday, July 29 Mountain Top Music Center presents “Folk-Jazz” AtHome Concert in Jackson, New Hampshire at 7:30 p.m. The talented husband and wife team of Lynn Adler and Lindy Hearne will serve up seasoned original songs mixed with fresh harvests of homegrown music that they call folk-jazz. This concert will take place in a private home in Jackson. Tickets are $35 and may be purchased online at or by calling 603-447-4737. There is a limit of 50 guests for this intimate concert. Saturday, July 30 Rick Charette & the Bubble Gum Band will perform, as part of Casco Days, a free concert in Casco Days Park at 7 p.m. The concert will blend original contemporary pop music and lyrics with imaginative activities that generate all kinds of audience participation. Sunday, July 31 The Summer Concert Series continues on the Village Green in Naples from 6 - 7 p.m. (inside Naples Methodist Church, if rain). This week’s concert will feature Milltown Roadshow, bluegrass and older country. Monday, August 1 The Poland Springs Preservation Society’s annual summer concert series will be held at the All Soul’s Chapel, Poland with doors opening at 6:30 p.m. and program starting at 7 p.m. Tickets are $6 in advance at Maine State Building or $7.50 at the door. FMI: 998-4142. Tuesday, August 2 The Sebago-Long Lake Music Festival presents, Schubert’s Trout, at 7:30 p.m. at Deertrees Theatre, Harrison. Call 781-3202 for information on tickets or purchase online at

PARIS — There will be a lot of clowning around going on at the Moore Park Art Show as part of a full day of live entertainment July 31 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (rain date Aug. 6). Organizers are pleased to partner with the Celebration Barn Theater to present the renowned Matthew R. Wilson at 1 p.m., who will perform excerpts from his original show, The Great One-Man Commedia Epic, featuring comedy, characters and calamity. The Washington Post raves: “Take the kids, take the parents; this is refined clowning with an appealingly personable touch.” Wilson has appeared onscreen in film, television, and video and performed in theaters all around the world. He made his television debut in CBS’s As the World Turns and appears in Season Two of the Netflix original TV series House of Cards as a U.S. Senator opposite Kevin Spacey. As recipient of the Helen Hayes Award

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Dan Moore returns to Brick Church

LOVEL — Whenever keyboard artist Dan Moore presents a concert, expect the unexpected! His appearance on Thursday, July 28 at Lovell’s Brick Church for the Performing Arts is going to carry forward Dan’s trademark programming, mingling musical styles — exquisitely performed — with humor and intriguing insights. Although he specialized in the organ when he studied at the Boston Conservatory, Moore loves the unique qualities of different keyboard instruments and styles,

and he plays them all. In his youth he played hymns in Sunday school, but also performed in rock bands, high school musicals, and as accompanist to a chorus. (He still regularly accompanies the Choral Art Society in Portland.) Perhaps the most unusual item in his musical resumé: 10 years as a circus musician, touring New England with the Shriner Circus. “The greatest fun,” he remembers, “was improvising while the good clowns were doing their shtick.” Among his other pro-

fessional activities, Dan is currently serving as music director at the Lovell United Church of Christ, where his responsibilities include directing and accompanying the choir. His creativity shines here as everywhere, as he improvises accompaniments and arrangements. The Brick Church for the Performing Arts is located on Christian Hill Road in Lovell. Tickets (at the door) will be $10 for adults, $5 for children 12 and under. For more information, please call 925-1500 or go to www. KEYBOARD artist Dan Moore will be playing at Lovell’s Brick Church for the Performing Arts on Thursday, July 28.

Mountain Top At-Home concert JACKSON, N.H. — From the northeast corner of rural Texas, award-winning songwriters Lynn Adler and Lindy Hearne will perform at a private home in Jackson, N.H. on Friday evening, July 29 at

The performance benefits local nonprofit community music school, Mountain Top Music Center and is open to the public. Tickets are $35 and may be purchased online: or by calling Mountain Top at 603447-4737. Directions to the lovely home on the banks of the Wildcat River in Jackson will be provided as part of the ticketing process. Seating is limited to 50 guests for this intimate concert. Join Mountain Top Music for a special evening of entertainlines! Tickets can be purchased For more information, ment, refreshments and an online (www.mainelakesbrew- contact Angie at 647-3472 or opportunity to meet the and printed. officemanager@mainelakes- ented musicians after their performance. Tickets are also available at the Chamber Office (101 Portland Road, Bridgton) OCKY IDGE UIDE ERVICE Monday through Friday from SMALL & LARGE 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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Annual ‘All Church Yard Sale’ Friday, Saturday The First Congregational Church of Bridgton’s annual All Church Yard Sale, sponsored by its board of trustees, will take place Friday and Saturday, July 22 and 23, from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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Emily Flanigan and Tyler Emery of Naples have a son, Sawyer Cole Emery, born on Tuesday, July 5, 2016 at Bridgton Hospital. Sawyer joins sibling, Landen. Grandparents: Robin Flanigan of Naples; Peter and Sherry Flanigan of Naples; Deborah and Dennis Hanley of Otisfield; and Lou Emery of South Casco. Jamie and Aaron Izaryk of Bridgton have a son, Nash Timothy Izaryk, born on Wednesday, July 6, 2016 at Bridgton Hospital. Nash joins sibling, Parker. Grandparents: Timothy and Sheila McCurry of Biddeford; John Izaryk of Whitby, Ontario; and Wendy Bangma of Sault Ste Marie, Ontario. Greatgrandparents: Ethel Rapp of Newburgh, N.Y.; and Helen Rafter of Oshawa, Ontario. Tina and Jesse Allen Sr. of Bridgton have a daughter, Leila Rose Allen, born on Sunday, July 10, 2016 at Bridgton Hospital. Leila joins siblings Jesse, Mason and Bentley. Grandparents: the late Lane Boutilier of Bridgton; Paul Allen and Dennis Richardson of Bridgton; and Dorothy Ann Verrill of Cranston, R.I. Great-grandparent: the late Mary Elwell of Old Orchard Beach. Erica and Ron Vezina of Naples have a daughter, Rylee Ann Vezina, born on Monday, July 11, 2016 at Bridgton Hospital. Rylee joins a sister, Emily. Grandparents: Cheryl Varney of Auburn; Catherine Croto Vezina of Naples; and Ronald Vezina Sr. of Portland. Kristyne and Joshua Holbrook of Casco have a son, Jaxin Charles Holbrook, born on Saturday, July 16, 2016 at 10:36 p.m. at Stephens Memorial Hospital in Norway. Jaxin weighed 6 pounds, 6.5 ounces. He joins Katie, age 12, and Timothy, 14.

The sale will be held rain or shine and will be set up behind the church located at 33 South High Street in Bridgton. There is plenty of parking behind the church. This is no ordinary yard sale. Jeff Frey, chairman of the church’s board of trustees, said, “You can enjoy a terrific breakfast or lunch both days at the sale. We want to encourage everyone to come to the yard

sale. Whether you’re looking for a great bargain or a great breakfast or lunch, we want to see you at the sale. Our food — breakfast sandwiches, hot dogs and hamburgers — is truly delicious.” According to Frey, “lots of great merchandise has been donated for the church’s largest fundraiser, including partial estate sale items.” There will also be a reserved section that

Wow what a week. I don’t know if anyone else realized that there was only one day this past week where there wasn’t something or other going on. The Lovell Historical Society started it off with the Antique Show and Sale and a very successful auction by Frank Eastman. It was a lousy day, but Society President Cathy Stone was very happy with the loyal folks that turned out and the great auction results. Then, the United Church of Christ had the Thrift Shop Fashion Show and ice cream social. Lots of fun there because the ladies go all out with their choice of clothes. Wednesday night, the Charlotte Hobbs Library had a special program with Marc Stowbridge, who demonstrated and helped folks understand the workings of the Newtonian reflecting table telescope. The telescope was donated to the library by Robin Taylor Chiarello in memory of her husband, Robert Chiarello. Robin is a well-known author of prize-winning children’s books, who has a deep interest

in the library. Thursday, ah Thursday shined with the fantastic benefit concert at the Brick Church by Lovell’s own Heather Masse and Jed Wilson, now a resident of Lovell. When you put these two together, it’s pure magic. Each has their own strength — Heather in delivering the lyrics of a song and Jed’s fingers which were programmed at birth to make the piano do his bidding — makes for an evening of pleasure. The money raised that night and the donation from the Tabitha and Stephen King Foundation will enable the Brick Church for the Performing Arts to have plumbing in another addition to the building. Supporters and those behind the scenes have made many improvements to the building, which shows what a small town can do when they have a goal. Great show Heather and Jed, and great support from the community with a full house. Anyone tired yet? On Friday, Lynda and Bill at Harvest Gold held a reception for all to enjoy and help them celebrate the reason Yankee

will hold higher-end objects with nonnegotiable prices. Books, antiques, and sports equipment are examples of other items available for sale. Proceeds of the yard sale benefit the church’s outreach programs like Jeanette’s Closet, where local families can find no-cost clothing and the Adopt a Child for Christmas program that last year benefited nearly 200


by Ethel Gilmore-Hurst Lovell Correspondent 925-3226 Magazine named them Best Gallery in New England. Saturday, Old Home Days with breakfast with the Masonic brothers, watched the runners, browsed around the library’s Community Yard Sale, settled down for the parade and then one would think it was time for a nap. Didn’t the Dunleas look great as our grand marshals? Down to the athletic field, checked out the booths, then sat down at the Dave Mason Tennis Tournament table to explain why I goofed in the paper giving Dave credit for running a golf tournament. Met a lot of new friends, all tennis players. To all those who worked so hard to make Old Home Days a day to remember, thanks for all your hard work, especially the Old Home Days

Committee. That’s my story and I’m sticking to it. Had a great nap. Happy Birthday: I’ve had a note stuck on my computer for days now so I wouldn’t forget. I have a wonderful friend and she is having a special birthday on July 23, 2016. She has such a wonderful sense of humor and if I’m down in the dumps all I have to do is sit in the chair where she makes me look nice and she has me laughing. Some ladies are sensitive about giving out their age, so for Lisa, all I’m going to say is it rhymes with nifty. Love you kid and everyone is admiring my toes. Chewonki Program at the library on July 22: Hey kids, it’s Chewonki time at the Charlotte Hobbs Memorial Library and we need kids to make the program go. This is the chance to learn about animals inside and out in a fun way. While learning about animal bodies, you can learn a lot about the human body, yourself and how to keep yourself healthy. Walking on Stilts: Those watching the Old Home Days Parade had a chance to see Dakota and Anaya Ward walking on stilts. It’s amazing how they can keep their balance and walk along like that. The Wards will be holding a workshop at the library on Saturday, July 30 at 1 p.m. This activity is for children 10

and up. Children younger can attend but with a parent. There is room for 10 children so if you plan to attend you must sign up at the library by July 25. There is a fee of $20 for materials. Greater Lovell Land Trust Talk, July 28: The bear population has been quite visible this spring so the topic of discussion on July 28 is three bears: polar, black and grizzly — should be very interesting. Professor Moira Yip will discuss the differences in these Ursus cousin. The program begins at 7:30 p.m. at the library. Brick Church Concert, July 28, Dan Moore: The Brick Church will present Dan Moore on July 28 at 7:30 p.m. Dan is another who I envy because of the way he tickles those white and black ivories. His program has a wide range of music, but his blues and ragtime keeps the feet moving to the music. Delta Lodge update: The brothers of Delta were grateful to the 93 people they served breakfast to on Saturday morning. It was a great way to start Old Home Days. The Lodge received a donation, which will go to Friends Helping Friends. The table set up at the athletic field received many inquiries. The lobster raffle went to Heather Sawin. The Brothers will be putting on a homemade bean supper on July 23 in memory of Sam Noefle/Charlie Micklon. There will be beans, hot dogs, coleslaw, brown bread and corn bread and homemade desserts. The price is $7 for adults and $4 for kids under 12. The dates for the Dave Mason Greater Kezar Lake Tennis Tournament are Aug. 5-7.

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meeting, 7:15 p.m., library. Tue., Jul. 26 — Tai Ji with John Cuadrado, 9 a.m., free, library. Tue., Jul. 26 — Family Movie, 4 p.m., library. Wed., Jul. 27 — Yoga with Deb Goldstein, adults/$10, 8:30 a.m. and children free, 2 p.m., library. Wed., Jul. 27 — Scrabble at the library, 7 p.m. Thur., Jul. 28 — Mah Jongg, 10 a.m., library. Thur., Jul. 28 — Cynthia Grimm, author talk and book signing, Snuggie Bear Goes to the Maine Wildlife Park, 6 p.m. at the library. Sat., Jul. 30 — Annual Art Festival by Naples For The Arts, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Causeway. FMI: 954-6101041, Rain date Sun. July 31. Sat., Jul. 30 — Golden Oldies Rock Dance Cruise, Songo River Queen w/The Wrong Road, live band. Tickets on line or in person at dock or Causeway Dairy Bar. FMI: Arlene, 693-6365. WATERFORD Thur., Jul. 21 — Summer Reading Program, free to all children, 11 a.m., library. Fri., Jul. 22 — Coffee Cafe, 9 a.m., library. Mon., Jul. 24 — Knitting, 2 p.m., library. Wed., Jul. 27 — Book Discussion, 11 a.m. Shotgun Love Songs and The Boston Girl. Library. Wed., Jul. 27 — Minecraft, 6 p.m., library. Wed., Jul. 27 — Adult Coloring, 7 p.m., library. Thur., Jul. 28 — Summer Reading Program, free to all children, 11 a.m., library Last for season. Thur., Jul. 28 — Book to Movie Night, 6 p.m., Soul Surfer, PG, free movie/popcorn. Snacks and dinner encouraged. Fri., Jul. 29 — Coffee Cafe, 9 a.m., library. AREA EVENTS Thur.-Sat., Jul. 21-30 — M&D Playhouse, Last Gas by John Cariani, $20 in advance, $25 at the door, 7 p.m. Thurs., Fri., Sat. only. FMI: 603-7335275.

Thur., Jul. 21 — Monthly book discussion Group title, “Songs of Willow Frost by Jamie Ford, 11:30 a.m.12:30 p.m., Soldiers Memorial Library, Hiram. Sat., Jul. 23 — Free community breakfast, Norway Grange Hall, Whitman Street, Norway, 8-9 a.m., FMI: 4613093. Sun., Jul. 24 — Open Farm Day, Shaker Village, New Gloucester, noon to 4:30 p.m. Sun., Jul. 24 — Finnish American Heritage Society Open House, 2-4 p.m., 8 Maple St., West Paris. Sat., Jul. 30 — Free community breakfast, Norway Grange Hall, Whitman Street, Norway, 8-9 a.m., FMI: 4613093. Fri.-Sat., Jul. 29-30 — Summer Textile Retreat by Saco Valley Fiber Artists, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Kick the Moon Farm, West Baldwin. Sun., Jul. 31 — Kevin Hancock speaks on Not for Sale – Finding Center in the Land in Crazy Horse, 2:30 p.m. Bell Hill Meetinghouse, Otisfield. Sun., Jul. 31 — Finnish American Heritage Society Open House, 2-4 p.m., 8 Maple St., West Paris. Sun., Jul. 31 — Concerts on the Hill, First Baptist Church of Paris, 3 p.m. Soloist Sarah Folsom from Ohio. $15 per person, 500 Paris Hill Road, So. Paris. 754-7970. ONGOING WEEKLY DAILY Alcoholics Anonymous, 9 a.m., Clyde Bailey Center, 1311 Roosevelt Trl., Raymond. Alcoholics Anonymous, noon to 1 p.m., St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, Sweden Rd., Bridgton. O/D MONDAYS Jumpin’ Janes Senior Fitness, 9-10 a.m. Mon., Wed., Fri., Bridgton Town Hall, No. High St. FMI: 647-2402. Taoist Tai Chi, 9 a.m., Bridgton Community Center. Walking Warriors, 7 a.m. Mon., Wed., Fri., meet at church across from Crystal Lake Park, Rte. 117, Harrison. Tai Chi in the Park, for beginners, free, 9 a.m., Denmark Bicentennial Park, thru Aug. 22. If rain, use Municipal Bldg. Sebago Food Pantry, 9-10:30 a.m. (3:30-5:30 p.m.

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OTISFIELD — One hundred and three years ago, a group of civic-minded Otisfielders established an annual summer program at the Bell Hill Meetinghouse, partly to raise funds for repairs to the 1839 building. That first program was held on the last Sunday in July, beginning a tradition which will be renewed this year on Sunday, July 31, when the 103rd annual program will be held at 2:30 p.m. at the venerable meetinghouse at the top of Bell Hill. This year’s speaker will be Kevin Hancock, president and chief executive officer of Hancock Lumber Company and author of a prize-winning book, Not for Sale — Finding Center in the Land in Crazy Horse. Kevin will tell attendees, as his book does, how his exposure to a Native American culture set him on a different life course. Several years ago, at a time when an economic depression was threatening his business, Kevin developed a rare throat condition, which permanently affected his speaking ability. At about the same time, he coincidentally decided to visit an 2nd Mon.) Nazarene Church, Rte. 114. FMI: 274-1569. Casco/Naples Senior Meal Site, noon, Casco Fire Station. Card games before, bingo after. FMI: 627-4044. Bridge, 1 p.m., Bradley St., Fryeburg. Runs year-round. Cribbage, 2 p.m., Bridgton Community Center. Celebrate Recovery, Christ-based 12-step recovery program, 6-8 p.m., Lake Region Vineyard Church, 402 Main St., Bridgton. FMI: 6475439. Coed Adult Basketball, 6 to 7:45 p.m., Harrison Elementary School. FMI: 5832241. Bridgton Community Band, 7 p.m., Stevens Brook Elem. School. FMI: info@ Narcotics Anonymous, 7 p.m. Bridgton Community Center, 15 Depot St. ODLH Narcotics Anonymous, 7 p.m., Clyde Bailey Center, 1311 Roosevelt Trl., Raymond. TUESDAYS Jeanette’s Free Clothing Closet, 9 to 11:30 a.m., First Congregational Church, Bridgton. Chickadee Quilters, 9:30 a.m., Bridgton Community Center. Tai Chi Maine, Set Practice, 10 a.m., Bridgton Town Hall, No. High St. Naples Food Pantry, 10 to

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grade schoolhouse more than 170 years ago. Both the Bell Hill Meetinghouse and the Bell Hill Schoolhouse are listed

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Bell Hill Meetinghouse, steeple detail Senior Lunch, noon, Bridgton Community Center. Ping Pong, 1-3 p.m., Harrison Fire Station Commnity Room, Harrison. Over 40 Pickleball, 5:30 to 7 p.m., Harrison Elementary School. FMI: 583-2241. Bible Study, 6 p.m., Bridgton Community Center. Pickleball, 7 p.m., Casco Community Center Gym. FMI: 627-4187. Alcoholics Anonymous, 7 to 8 p.m., Clyde Bailey Center, 1311 Roosevelt Trl., Raymond. THURSDAYS AA Step-Meeting, 9 a.m., Step Sisters 6 p.m., Clyde Bailey Center, 1311 Roosevelt Trl., Raymond. Tai Chi Maine, set practice, 10 a.m., Town Hall, North High St., Bridgton. The Academy Collects, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Pace Galleries of Art, Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center, Fryeburg Academy. Casco/Naples Senior Meal Site, noon, Casco Fire Station. Card games before, bingo after. FMI: 627-4044. Gathering Place Support Group, noon, Bridgton Community Center. Pinochle, 1 p.m., Bridgton Community Center. Free Community Kettle Supper, 5 p.m., Bridgton Community Center. Ping Pong, 5 to 8 p.m., Town Hall, Bridgton. All equipment provided free. 7 tables. Al-Anon, 7 to 8 p.m., Open

Meeting, Naples Town Hall. NA Women’s Meeting, 7 to 8 p.m., St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, Sweden Rd., Bridgton. FRIDAYS Jumpin’ Janes Senior Fitness, 9-10 a.m. Mon., Wed., Fri., Bridgton Town Hall, No. High St. FMI: 647-2402. Taoist Tai Chi, 9 a.m., Bridgton Community Center. Farmers’ Market, 9 a.m. to noon, Charlotte Hobbs Library, Lovell. Harrison Farmers’ Market, 1-5 p.m., Rte. 117, just outside of Village. Free Beginners Spanish Class, 3 to 4 p.m. downstairs, Bridgton Library. Over 40 Men’s Basketball, 4 p.m., Brownfield/Denmark School. SATURDAYS Bridgton Farmers Market, 8-1, Community Center back side of parking lot. Sebago Clothes Closet, 9 a.m. to noon, Warming Hut, Rte. 114, Sebago, next to Nazarene Church. AA Meeting, O/BB/D/A/L, 7 to 8 p.m., Lovell Church of Christ, 1174 Main St., Lovell. Al-Anon, 7 to 8 p.m., Lovell Church of Christ, 1174 Main St., Lovell. AA Beginner’s & Group Mtgs., 7 to 8 p.m., Clyde Bailey Center, 1311 Roosevelt Trl., Raymond. SUNDAYS Alcoholics Anonymous, 6:30 p.m., Harrison Congregational Church.

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Sweden Days to celebrate 203rd birthday SWEDEN — Sweden, Maine, will celebrate its 203rd birthday on Aug. 4-7 with a variety of family-friendly indoor and outdoor activities. All events are open to the public and everyone is welcome to attend. The Bennett Memorial Hike up Sabbattus Mountain, in honor of beloved Sweden resident Charlie Bennett, will take place on Thursday, Aug.

4. Anyone wishing to participate should meet at the Sweden Town Meeting Hall, 144 Bridgton Road (Route 93) in Sweden at 8 a.m. to car pool to the mountain trail. For more information, please call Lynn Hopkins at 301-526-6148. Later and also at the Town Hall, the Keyes Pond Environmental Protection Association will hold its annual meeting and pot luck supper

at 6 p.m. The annual town talent show is scheduled for 7 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 5, featuring performances and entertainment by Sweden’s most talented residents. On Saturday, Aug. 6, at 10 a.m. meet local explorers Peter Samuelson and David Sears at the Sweden Town Hall and join them on a four-mile round trip walk

along an old, disused town road to the abandoned Goshen Neighborhood. Come along and discover this little known part of Sweden and learn what happened to those who once lived there. In the evening of the same day, sit down for a potluck supper at 6 p.m. at the Town Hall and stay on for a contra dance with live music by “Birds on a Wire” and

live calling and teaching by Kathryn Lawson. Summertime worship services will be held at the Sweden Community Church (across the road from the Town Hall on Route 93) at 11:30 a.m. on Sunday, Aug. 7. For the final event of the Sweden Days celebration, at 2 p.m. on Sunday, local historian Janet Mahannah will lead a guided tour through the

town’s Stevens Cemetery and explore the fascinating, often poignant, lives of those who are memorialized there. Meet at 2 p.m. at the Town Hall to drive/car pool over to the cemetery. For more information on Sweden Days activities and other town events go to www. SwedenHistoricalSociety. org or SwedenHistoricalSociety.

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LOVELL — The Charlotte Hobbs Memorial Library presents “Animal Fitness” this Friday, July 22 at 1 p.m. This year’s Summer Reading Club theme at the Charlotte Hobbs Memorial Library is On Your Mark, Get Set…Read! The library is very excited to host a natural history program for children of all ages around this theme. This year, Chewonki is bringing Animal Fitness: Connecting Skeletons and Muscles for Extreme Movements. They will discuss record-holding species and look at how their skeletons, muscles, and overall fitness help them accomplish such impressive movements. Also featured in the program will be three live nonreleasable animals with some unique abilities of their own. Attendees will participate in some activities to see how they measure up to these creatures! This event is free and open to the public so don’t miss the opportunity to see some wonderful wildlife!


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Portland. Come stop by Harvest Gold Gallery and check out some of Bell’s work for yourself! The gallery is located at 1082 Main Street, Center Lovell, just past the Center Lovell Market. For more information on Bell, Harvest Gold artwork shown at Arabica, or the gallery in general, call at 925-2502 or check online at

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Bell is well-known for her painterly style and masterful use of color. She captures the purples and blues in snow, the pinks and oranges that can reflect on a pond from the autumn trees, and so much more! Her subject matter covers a mix of interesting still lifes (cars and toys and animals, oh my!) and local landscapes. Sandy Bell’s work can be seen at Harvest Gold in Center Lovell, or at Arabica Coffee at 2 Free Street,

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Shannon and Justin Forand of Tamworth, N.H. have a daughter, Lillianna Ruby Forand, born on Tuesday, June 28, 2016 at Memorial Hospital in North Conway, N.H. at 9:56 p.m., weighing 7 pounds, 10 ounces. She joins Hunter, age 3. Grandparents: Robin Jensen of Lovell and Robert and Laurie Forand of Chocorua, N.H. Greatgrandparents: Ethel Hurst of Lovell, Alfred Laplante, Robert and Jeanie Forand of Galway, N.Y. Tara Carlton and Thomas Gagne of Harrison have a son, Quinton Thomas Gagne, born on Tuesday, June 21, 2016 at Bridgton Hospital. Quinton joins siblings Annalee and Lilith. Grandparents: Harley Carlton and David Carlton of Harrison; Lynne Tomah of Sabattus and Daniel Gagne of Augusta.

her years of college and formal art school, Bell became interested in 20th century Americana. She involved herself in architectural and antique preservation, home restoration, and so much more. Traveling all around America provided Bell the opportunity to form a unique worldview, and lead to her desire to paint whatever offthe-beaten-track subject matter caught her fancy. As a resident of Center Lovell, Bell likes to keep her subject matter local but relatively unknown. Her painting process begins with a trek across New England, scoping out interesting scenes via hiking, kayaking, or driving. Next comes photography, with Bell covering many different angles and views, sometimes returning to the same spot at different times throughout the day to see how the lighting changes. Bell then returns to her studio in Lovell to start the sketching and painting process! Working mainly in oils,


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Art in the Park

GREAT USE OF GREEN SPACE — The Annual Art in the Park took place on Saturday at Shorey Park in Bridgton. (De Busk Photos)

Area Events (Continued from Page 1B) If you have articles to donate to the sale, please call 6472796 to make arrangements.

Meet the Author

CASCO — The Casco Public Library will host author Susan Poulin this Sunday, July 24 at 3 p.m. Actress and author Susan Poulin, the “funniest woman in Maine,” follows her popular “self-help” book, Finding Your Inner Moose, with more advice, this time taking a crack at love. In The Sweet Life, Poulin, through her popular alter-ego and stage character Ida LeClair, tells readers how to keep their relationships from turning sour using her trademark blend of humor and heart.

Texas Hold’em Tourney

of antiques and collectibles, so please plan to arrive in a timely manner to assure your seat for this popular event. There will be no admission charge to attend, however a donation to RCHS of $5 per appraised item is requested. Based on past events, Harry will always go the extra mile in an attempt to appraise every item brought. This will be an excellent opportunity to have your antiques and collectibles appraised at almost no cost to you, so don’t miss this event. Harry W. Hepburn III has been a notable and well-respected full-time antiques dealer since 1971, and has been working on antique clocks since 1968. He is a licensed and bonded auctioneer and appraiser of antiques and personal property since 1977. He is well-recognized throughout New England as an authority on early clocks, period furniture and their accessories. Harry is on the board of directors of the Maine Antique Dealers Association, and he is also the president of the Maine Chapter of the National Clock & Watch Collectors Association. Guarantee your spot in line by preregistering today. To preregister, e-mail Ingo Hartig at For more information check the Society’s website at www. or call Pam Grant at 655-2438.

HARRISON — The Harrison Lions Club will be holding their Texas Hold’em Tournament on Saturday, July 23 at the VFW Hall on Waterford Road in Harrison. There will be an $80 entry fee. Doors open at 12 p.m. with starting time at 1 p.m. This is a BYOB event with great food and refreshments available. Proceeds will be used to help support local children’s programs such as eye screening for school-age children, Christmas for Kids, and scholarships.

WINDHAM — Cornerstone Assembly of God on 48 Cottage Road in Windham will be holding Vacation Bible School each evening on Aug. 8-12 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. The theme will be “The Need of a New Beginning.” Various holidays will be used to share this theme. There will be crafts, games and snacks. Children entering grades 1 through 6 are invited. For more information please call 415-2879.

CASCO — The Raymond-Casco Historical Society presents “Antique & Collectible Appraisals” with Harry W. Hepburn III on Wednesday, Aug. 10 at 5 p.m. at the museum, off Route 302 in Casco. Join the Society in welcoming Harry Hepburn back to the museum again this summer. Harry has always packed the house with his willingness to share his extensive knowledge

NORWAY — The Cancer Resource Center of Western Maine is located at 199 Main Street, Norway in the Stephens Memorial Hospital Specialty Clinic building. Hours are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. every Thursday and Friday. The Center offers a variety of programs as well as comfort items free to anyone impacted by cancer. New this month is Reiki 1 and Crafting with Barbara. Check the website at www.

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Cancer Resource Center events for more information or call Sherri at 890-7063. Volunteers are available to provide you with comfort items such as port protectors, wigs, hats, pillows or help finding resources. You may pick up brochures or use the lending library. The Center is also a place to enjoy a cup of coffee or tea, chat with a volunteer or take time for yourself by participating in activities offered. • Women’s Cancer Support Group, Tuesday, Aug. 2 from noon to 1:30 p.m. Call Patti-Ann at 744-6173 for more information. • Coloring for Adults, Thursdays, 1 to 2 p.m. • Cards and Games, Fridays, 1 to 2:30 p.m.; • Yoga for Wellness, Friday dates to be announced on website, 8 to 9 a.m. Kat Larsen will teach the class which will include breathing, movement and relaxing meditation. • Knitting and Crocheting, Thursdays, Aug. 11 and 18 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. • Community Cancer Cut and Sew, Wednesdays, Aug. 10 and 24, 10 a.m. to noon and Wednesday, Aug. 17 4 to 7 p.m. at Sew Orchid Design, 316 Main, Norway. • Reiki 1, Tuesday, Aug. 16, 1 to 2 p.m. Reiki is a gentle, hands-on technique intended to relieve stress and discomfort and to complement the medical treatments prescribed by your physician. Charlotte LaBelle will be the instructor. Come learn to connect with yourself with this introduction to Reiki 1. • Crafting with Barbara, Wednesday, Aug. 17, 10 a.m. to noon at Sew Orchid Design, 316 Main, Norway. Barbara Daigle is beginning a series of non-sewing and beginner sewing crafts. • Walk and Talk with David, call 739-7027 to schedule a time.

July 29 Summer Textile Retreat

A Summer Textile Retreat sponsored by Saco Valley Fiber Artists will be held Friday, July 29, to Saturday, July 30, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Kick the Moon Farm in West Baldwin. Come for one or both days of fiber workshops; includes a gourmet lunch. For details about the workshops and registration go to

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July 21, 2016, The Bridgton News, Page 1C

JOINING HANDS NEAR THE FINISH LINE at Saturday’s annual Sebago Days Family Fun Run/Walk were (left to right) Betsy Balchunas, Joe Balchunas and Corey Lynn Morton. (Rivet Photos)

Lauren Noble makes it to top, Erik Martin repeats in Sebago

WATCH OUT FROM BEHIND — Katie Kavanaugh is SEBAGO — Each July, focused as she makes her finish line approach with Kevin Lauren Noble made strides Kavanaugh right behind her. as she moved up the Sebago Days Fun Run/Walk standings. Two years ago, she finished 27th overall in 15:47. Last year, she moved up to 19th, but her time slipped slightly to 16:05. A year older and a year stronger, Lauren was the fastest female Saturday with a time of 13:33 to finish eighth overall. Meanwhile, Erik Martin was running his second straight Sebago race, setting the winning pace at 12:27. The next day, he competed at the “Live, Laugh, Run: Becca 4-Ever…” in South Paris and placed second overall. Here’s how Saturday’s race unfolded: 1. Erik Martin, 12:27 2. Brian Ladd, 12:46 3. Ben Drummond, 13:06 4. Jordan Piechowski, 13:21 5. Alex Lamontagne, 13:23 6. Frank Marston, 13:25 7. Brad Donohue, 13:29 8. Lauren Noble, 13:33 9. Stephen Nickerson, 13:54 10. Greg Sutcliffe, 14:03 11. Brycen Hill, 14:16 FEELING OF ACCOMPLISHMENT — Leeann 12. Anna Noble, 14:23 Fitzgerald celebrates as she completes Saturday’s Sebago 13. Heather Drummond, 14:38 14. Addie Blais, 14:48 Days Family Fun Run/Walk. 15. Ethan Chadwick, 15:26

16. Catherine Christiansen, 15:31 17. Ryan Cutting, 15:36 18. Hannah Chadwick, 15:50 19. Alanna Doughty, 16:06 20. Jeremy Longden, 16:14 21. Kimberly Kelly, 16:15 22. Pauline Webb, 16:43 23. Jason Luce, 16:56 24. Arthur Donohue, 17:12 25. Taylor Lamontagne, 17:44 26. Michelle Kezal, 17:47 27. Elton Dutil, 17:58 28. Nicolai Russo, 18:02 29. Natalie Noble, 18:20 30. Grace O’Shea, 18:27 31. Timothy Donohue, 18:35 32. Sarah Jahn, 18:38 33. Kristin Cefalo, 18:41 34. Everett Yannelli, 19:15 35. Monty Hoskins, 19:29 36. John Lynch, 19:29 37. Colleen Lepre, 19:44 38. Katie Kavanaugh, 19:48 39. Kevin Kavanaugh, 19:51 40. Colleen Lougge, 20:03 41. Dale Lougge, 20:05 42. Katy Burbank, 20:13 43. Dan Proctor, 20:15 44. Allison Hurlburt, 20:20 45. Luke Marston, 20:27 46. Elizabeth Reynolds, 20:28 47. Ariel Bothen, 20:28 48. Anna Marston, 20:30 49. Alina Marston, 20:30 50. Robin Helfrich, 21:06 51. Kristyn Kelley, 21:24 52. Brian Kavanaugh, 21:32 53. Annika Amrhein, 21:40 54. Andrew Amrhein, 21:40 55. Wendy Moon, 21:45

56. Jonathan Harrison, 22:00 57. Susan Jensen, 22:01 58. Brian Lyle, 22:03 59. Marnie Cocorochio, 22:05 60. April Frost, 22:05 61. Helena Sheldrick, 22:22 62. Dave Sheldrick, 22:23 63. Amy Jo Thompson, 23:00 64. Michael Marston, 23:04 65. Corey Lynn Morton, 23:04 66. Joe Balchunas, 23:20 67. Betsy Balchunas, 23:20 68. Debbie Brill, 23:48 69. Emory Westburg, 23:53 70. Mary Noble, 23:54 71. Anika Donohue, 24:50 72. Grace Yannelli, 24:53 73. Kira Cocorochio, 26:00 74. Anita Chadbourne, 26:01 75. Frank Marston Sr., 26:11 76. Dawn Marston, 26:36 77. Michelle Luce, 26:49 78. Allie Helfrich, 27:10 79. Jay Helfrich, 27:13 80. Drew Johnson, 27:40 81. David Longden, 27:50 82. Olivia Lindsay, 27:56 83. Alice Doughty, 27:57 84. Leeann Fitzgerald, 28:50 85. Ashton Cutting, 30:14 86. Ellie Donohue, 30:40 87. Joey Diver, 30:45 88. Dave Swanson, 30:46 89. Joe Diver, 30:47 90. Cindy Smith, 31:36 91. Nan Carney-DeBorg, 31:37 92. Julia Czajhowski, 32:17 93. Addison Drummond, 32:25 94. Drew Drummond, 32:34 95. Jack Carney-DeBorg, 32:45

96. Paula Longden, 33:00 97. Grace Conant, 33:00 98. Brooke Donohue, 34:03 99. Nikki Donohue, 34:12 100. Karyn Kelley, 34:13 101. Pam Donohue, 34:28 102. Brenda Merritt, 34:40 103. Christine Balchunas, 34:56 104. Cindy Hoard, no time 105. Crystal Cook, no time Category Winners Overall Male – Erik Martin Female – Lauren Noble 10 & under Male – Elton Dutil Female – Katie Kavanaugh Ages 11-13 Male – Arthur Donohue Female – Anika Donohue Ages 14-17 Male – Jordan Piechewski Female – Addie Blais Ages 18-29 Male – Alex Lamontagne Female – Anna Noble Ages 30-39 Male – Ben Drummond Female – Heather Drummond Ages 40-49 Male – Frank Marston Female – Kim Kelly Ages 50-59 Male – Brian Ladd Female – Pauline Webb 60 & over Male – John Lynch Female – Pam Donohue  Thanks for the Directors SEBAGO, Page 2C

Eastman keeps streak alive with strong finish LOVELL — As he made the final turn heading toward the Lovell Athletic Field and the race finish line, Ken Foster had a chance to join a select threesome.

In the history of the Old Home Days 5K, only three runners had claimed victory — David Hunt, Tim Even and Silas Eastman. Foster had a couple of

steps on Silas Eastman as the pair prepared for the stretch run, but he was unable to hold on. Eastman won his sixth straight Lovell race Saturday with a time of 15 minutes, 50 seconds — ahead of Foster, who settled for second in 15:55. Eastman, who runs for Colby College, set a course record last year in 15:30. He ran a 15:38 in 2014. Christie Foster was the fastest female, coming in third overall in 18:08, over a minute ahead of past Lovell champion Terry Ballou of Center Conway, N.H., who finished in 19:51, good for eighth overall. Over its 12-year history, the Lovell Old Home Days 5K Run has attracted a large number of fast runners. Despite the humid weather, this year was no different as eight of the first 10 runners had sub-20 minute times. There were a record 149 runners crossing the finish line. Both Christie Foster and Kenneth Foster were in the area visiting. Both Eastman and Foster received awards designed by Conway glassblower, Nathan Macomber. In addition to the top-performing runners, the Lovell 5K every year seems to inspire local participants who THUMBS UP from 12-year-old Mason Whitaker of have never run in an event. “Congratulations to Fryeburg as he makes his way toward the finish line in Kristen Charette for coaching Saturday’s Lovell Old Home Days 5K race.

and inspiring a large group of first-time runners and walkers from the North Fryeburg Community Chapel,” Race Director Stan Tupaj said. “It is always a great sight to see everyone enjoy the morning and be proud of their accomplishment as they crossed the finish line.” At 81, John Howe of

Waterford was once again the oldest finisher. Overall Results 1. Silas Eastman, 21, Chatham, NH, 15:50 2. Kenneth Foster, 30, 15:55 3. Christine Foster, 28, 18:08 4. Alfie Walker, 15, Fryeburg, 18:33 5. Christian Bedell, 17, Center Lovell, 18:55

6. Gardner Waldeier, 34, 19:23 7. Arno Bommer, 56, Houston, TX, 19:42 8. Terry Ballou, 48, Center Conway, NH, 19:51 9. Emily Carty, 15, Sweden, 20:23 10. Stephanie Beattie, 35, 20:35 OHD 5K, Page 3C

IT WAS A TIGHT RACE TO THE FINISH as Silas Eastman (right) won his sixth straight Lovell Old Home Days 5k by besting Kenneth Foster Saturday morning. (Rivet Photo)

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Walk to pain-free future Join others in Bridgton on Saturday, Aug. 6 for the Fourth Walking Toward a Pain-Free Future Event to raise awareness for Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy/ Complex Regional Pain Syndrome. RSD/CRPS is a chron-

ic neurological pain syndrome. Although you probably have not heard of RSD/ CRPS, many people live with this debilitating condition everyday. The hope is to spread awareness and raise funds for two organizations that help out RSD/CRPS

patients. The two organizations are The Coalition Against Pediatric Pain and the Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Syndrome Association (RSDSA). Both TCAPP and RSDSA are very active organizations that work with patients, educate physicians and other medical personnel, as well as research for new treatments. The day will include a short walk through downtown Bridgton, a bake sale, raffle and plenty of time to learn more about RSD/CRPS! The bake sale will start at 9 a.m. in front of Oberg Agency on Main Street followed by a raffle, celebration, butterfly release and walk, starting from the Bridgton Community Center at 15 Depot Street. The raffle will be set up at 10 a.m., the drawing will be at 10:45, the butterfly release at the Bob Dunning Bridge at 11 a.m. and the walk starting after that at 11:15.  For the second year, the event is going to be held in honor and memory of Lauren Georgia Reilly, who is now flying high and pain-free after a long battle with RSD/CRPS and many related heath problems. Come out to support her memory to raise awareness, and to fight for a cure.  R e g i s t r a t i o n : ZB0WRHa9HO9UDXnD3 Facebook event: https:// w w w. f a c e b o o k . c o m / events/1617480188569845/ For more information conGOOD MORNING FOR A RUN for Helena Sheldrick tact: Rosemary Wiser at roseand Dave Sheldrick at the Sebago Days Family Fun Run/ or 756-9464. Walk.

TOP FINISHERS at the Sebago Days Family Fun Run/Walk were Erik Martin at 12:27 and Lauren Noble, who was eighth overall in 13:33.

Sebago Days Fun Run (Continued from Page 1C) Race Directors Marie and Jeff Cutting thank all participants; and all volunteers, which include Michele Rowe, Mo Harriman, Linda Christensen, Harvey Dutil, David Juhlin, Sarah and Kate Cutting and the staff from O.Dan’s Restaurant! The directors also thank the following sponsors: Sebago Days Committee, Jordan’s

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MAKING A STRONG FINISHING PUSH at the Sebago Days Family Fun Run/Walk were Michelle Kezal (left) and Taylor Lamontagne.

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The Race Committee of the Bridgton 4 on the Fourth Road Race wishes to thank our sponsors, volunteers and runners for making the 40th Annual 4 on the Fourth another record-setting success: Camper registrations............ 613 Total registration...................2262 Finishers..................................2071 We thank the following sponsors for their funding support: Beth’s Café Bridgton Hospital Bridgton McDonald’s Chalmers Insurance Group Fleet Feet Sports – Maine Running Food City Fryeburg Fair Hancock Lumber Hannaford Supermarkets

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July 21, 2016, The Bridgton News, Page 3C

Eastman, Foster win OHD 5K 69. Christopher Hondorf, 35, Livingston, MT, 28:40 70. Wayne Hadlock, 72, Lovell, 28:41 71. Annie Hondorf, 34, Livingston, MT, 28:44 72. Drue Marie Stern, 18, Lovell, 28:46 73. James Solis, 25, Lovell, 28:48 74. Beverly Bedell, 57, Center Lovell, 29:03 75. Sam Orans, 29:19 76. Janet Guidi, 62, Harrison, 29:29 77. Charlie Monroe, 49, Lovell, 29:36 78. John Howe, 81, Waterford, 29:44 79. Robert Motha, 60, North Conway, NY, 29:51 80. Seamus O’Shea, 12, 30:36 81. Kieran O’Shea, 9, 30:39 82. Todd Smith, 67, Kennebunkport, 31:03 83. Patti Street, 56, 31:14 84. Arthur McDougall, 44, Bridgton, 31:26 85. Heather Jones, 28, Fryeburg, 31:28 86. Carter Stern, 12, Lovell, 31:42 87. Emily Ramey, 40, Arlington, MA, 31:48 88. Russell Record, 70, Fryeburg, 31:55 89. Karen Harter, 48, West Baldwin, 31:58 90. Heath Strange, 27, Brownfield, 32:01 91. Carol Roberts, 70, Lovell, 32:41 92. Anna Romer, 54, Lovell, 32:56 93. Sue Dubois, 64, 33:02 94. Ray Tiley, 32, South Portland, 33:11 95. Jessica Cronin, 40, 33:13 96. Susan Crowley, 63, Chatham, NH, 33:15 97. Beverly Aiman, 54, Chatham, NH, 33:17 98. Sean Dunne, 8, Montclair, NJ, 33:19 99. Jack Dunne, 8, Montclair, NJ, 33:21 100. Brianna Connell, 25, Claremont, NH, 33:27 101. Carolyn Attenbonough, 24, Boston, MA, 33:46 102. Stacey Dunne, 45, Montclair, NJ, 33:49 103. Megan Ziegler, 12, 33:52 104. Heather Ziegler, 43, 34:07 105. Carlin Galligan, 8, Fryeburg, 34:12 106. Linda Candelora, 57, 34:15 107. Brittany Strange, 28, Brownfield, 34:20 108. Elly Walker, 50, Fryeburg, 34:23 109. Job Fox, 12, Lovell, 34:29 110. Brittany McAllister, 27, 34:43 111. Jeffrey White, 71, Bedford, MA, 34:47 112. Alison Berry, 23, Auburn, 34:51 113. Lisa Candelora, 25, Lovell, 35:20 114. Thomas Ziegler, 11, 35:22 115. Jason Ziegler, 43, New Canaan, CT, 35:24 116. Catharyn Gildesgame, 59, Arlington, MA, 35:31 117. Marti Kinsel, 61, Scarborough, 36:27 118. Libby Corcoran, 41, 36:34 119. Jane Hadlock, 61, Lovell, 36:45 120. Gretchen Hutchinson, 41, Fairfield, CT, 36:54 121. Debbie Howe, 70, Waterford, 37:03 122. Jennifer Rigney-Carr, 41, 37:05 123. Dennis Carroll, 41, 37:06 124. Sophie Gildesgame, 23, 38:33 125. Keith Rowe, 69, Scarborough, 39:01 126. Tatyana Bommer, 12, 39:58 127. Britta Anderson, 19, Harrison, 40:37 128. Tammy Anderson, 49, Harrison, 40:39 129. Lori Candelora, 32, Lovell, 40:40 130. Betsy Bonello, 67, Fryeburg, 40:42 131. Sarah Strange, 27, Lovell, 41:29 132. Brie-Anne Ramey, 37, South Hadley, MA, 41:36 133. Margie Record, 69, Fryeburg, 42:39 134. Louise Myrback, 45, Fryeburg, 42:40 135. Sean Williams, 11, 43:23 136. Brittany Williams, 44, 43:24 137. Christopher Whitaker, 55, Fryeburg, 43:50 138. Steve Myers, 67, Wantash, NY, 43:51 139. Ramona Bachman, 69, Fryeburg, 46:35 140. Mason Whitaker, 12, Fryeburg, 47:08 141. Kelly Connell, 51, Fryeburg, 47:13

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PUSHING EACH OTHER, Fryeburg Academy teammates Alfie Walker (left) and Christian Bedell. 142. Kelly Dole, 53, Lovell, 51:14 143. Danielle Bernier, 41, 51:15 144. Kim Murch, 59, Bridgton, 51:16 145. Rachel Kuvaja, 74, Lovell, 53:23 146. Sheryl Emery, 65, Chatham, NH, 53:24 147. Laurel Walker-Jones, 59, Fryeburg, 53:25 148. Cindy Lawrence, 56, Fryeburg, 55:10 149. Lori Jardine, 50, Fryeburg, 55:10 Age Category Winners Male, Ages 1-19: Alfie Walker, 15, 18:33 Female, Ages 1-19: Emily Carty, 15, 20:23 Male, Ages 20-29: Silas Eastman, 21, 15:50 Female, Ages 20-29: Christie Foster, 28, 18:08 Male, Ages 30-39: Kenneth Foster, 30, 15:55 Female, Ages 30-39: Stephanie Beattie, 35, 20:35 Male, Ages 40-49: Mike Maguire, 46, 20:43 Female, Ages 40-49: Terry Ballou, 48, 19:51

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(Continued from Page 1C) 11. Mike Maguire, 46, Lovell, 20:43 12. Leo Scheidl, 48, West Baldwin, 20:50 13. Andrew Black, 54, Sweden, 20:53 14. Jesse Gildesgame, 25, 21:28 15. Amanda Ehrbar, 28, Washington, D.C., 21:34 16. Seth Johnston, 15, Jackson, NH, 21:45 17. Sarah Keener, 35, Waterford, 21:49 18. Alex Myers, 37, Exeter, NH, 21:51 19. Bill Reilly, 69, Brownfield, 22:10 20. Olaf Aprans, 34, 22:17 21. Maggie Brooks, 26, Mountoursville, PA, 22:21 22. Kristen Charette, 51, Fryeburg, 22:27 23. Garrett Storen, 14, Canton, PA, 22:29 24. Peter Bacchiocchi, 23, Lovell, 22:33 25. Gage Fowler, 18, Sweden, 22:35 26. Antonin Santarelli, 16, Denmark, 22:36 27. Josh Rose, 13, Lovell, 22:38 28. Hugh Hutchinson, 12, Fairfield, CT, 22:41 29. Rick Hutchinson, 46, Fairfield, CT, 22:43 30. Ned James, 61, Ashfield, MA, 22:45 31. Molly Sebo, 45, Roslindale, MA, 23:00 32. Amelia Bommer, 10, 23:01 33. Zoe Maguire, 14, 23:03 34. David Williams, 44, Eliot, 23:25 35. Jack McCormick, 14, Center Lovell, 23:37 36. Chris Halberg, 47, Stow, MA, 23:43 37. Mary Yearl, 43, Waterford, MA, 23:52 38. Clifford Strange, 26, Lovell, 23:57 39. Christine Carlstrom, 54, 24:12 40. Paul Cronin, 46, Boston, MA, 24:14 41. D. Berry, 25, Auburn, 24:17 42. Samuel Paulding, 14, Parsonsfield, 24:20 43. Nicholas Sebo, 45, Roslindale, MA, 24:23 44. Elizabeth Aprans, 34, Gloucester, MA, 24:25 45. Brittany Romney, 33, Arlington, VA, 24:41 46. Parker Cook, 14, Fryeburg, 25:02 47. Fiona McCormick, 13, Center Lovell, 25:04 48. Jason Candelora, 33, Lovell, 25:08 49. Walter Stinsen, 69, 25:15 50. Alan Sparn, 57, Madison, CT, 25:21 51. Tim Connell, 52, Fryeburg, 25:22 52. Ina Cinkutis, 32, Fryeburg, 25:45 53. Ewa Johnson, 37, Sweden, 25:46 54. Walter Grzyb, 48, Lovell, 25:49 55. Carmel Colllins, 53, Bridgton, 26:06 56. Jacob Lawrence, 20, Brownfield, 26:34 57. Alyssa Bommer, 13, 26:37 58. Sherri Walker-Towle, 33, Center Conway, NH, 26:43 59. Michael Lane, 40, 27:00 60. Brian Frates, 51, Santa Monica, CA, 27:05 61. Isabelle Attenbonough, 22, Nashville, TN, 27:07 62. Nick Stinson, 46, Gorham, 27:12 63. Ran Franzen, 59, Arlington, MA, 27:34 64. Bill McCormick, 51, Center Lovell, 27:41 65. Elizabeth Atwood, 26, Fryeburg, 28:13 66. Ashley Benes, 36, Center Harbor, NH, 28:24 67. Bob Benes, 63, Stow, 28:26 68. Jessica Morris, 21, Lovell, 28:38


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FASTEST FEMALE at this year’s Old Home Days 5K race was Christie Foster, who placed third overall. (Rivet Photos)

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Lovell Old Home Days 5K recap (Continued from Page 3C) Male, Ages 50-59: Arno Bommer, 56, 19:42 Female, Ages 50-59: Kristen Charette, 51, 22:27 Male, Ages 60-69: Bill Reilly, 69, 22:10 Female, Ages 60-69: Janet Guidi, 62, 29:29 Male, Ages 70-99: Wayne Hadlock, 72, 28:41 Female, Ages 70-99: Carol Roberts, 70, 32:41 Race Director thanks Race proceeds are evenly split between the Lovell Recreation Department and the Old Home Days Parade. The event would not be possible without the generous support of sponsors:

Lake Kezar Country Club, Kezar Lake Marina, Old Saco Inn and Pirate’s Cove all provided wonderful prizes for the random awards. A big “thank you” goes to the Oxford County Sheriff’s Office, the Lovell Volunteer Fire Department, Fryeburg Rescue and to the many volunteers including Selectmen Steve Goldsmith and Turf Ramsden, who provided support along the course. A special acknowledgment must be extended to the Lovell Old Home Days Committee for the outstanding job done in putting together not only a first-rate parade, but a great show at the Athletic Field.

Norway Savings Bank, Buyer’s Guide to Real Estate, Muddy Moose Restaurant, Fieldstone Landscaping, Bennett Transportation, Bliss & Associates, Harvest Gold Gallery, Michael Friedman, Esq., Ela Sheet Metal, JB Storage, Chet Rogers, Thurston Home Builders, Lovell Hardware, Dr. N. Scott Ferguson, North Conway Dental Associates, Rosie’s Lovell Village Store, Bob the Screenprinter, Walker Electrical Services and Kezar Realty. Poland Spring, Rosie’s and the Center Lovell Market all contributed to the post-race refreshments. Saucony Shoes, Appalachian Mountain Club, Stow Corner Store,

What’s next? Road races on tap

CASCO DAYS COUNTRY RUN The 38th annual Casco Days Country Run takes place on Saturday July 30, at 9:30 a.m. The race is sponsored by Hancock Lumber Company. Pre-registration is strongly encouraged. Day of race registration will be accepted starting at 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. at the Casco Community Center on Route 121 in Casco Village. All contestants are required to check in at registration prior to the start of the race even if they are pre-registered. The first 300 pre-registrants will receive a Casco Days Road Race t-shirt. Please note that you must register before July 22 in order to receive a t-shirt. Entry donation to the Casco Fire Association:

until July 22
 and $25 July 23 through race day Register online at the Casco Days website: www. 5K TROT FOR AUTISM The Margaret Murphy Center 5K Trot for Autism will be held on Saturday, July 30 at 9 a.m. at the Geiger Elementary School in Lewiston. Register at http:// or Registration opens at 8 a.m. Entry fee: $20 before July 25, $25 day of the race. WALKING TOWARD A PAIN FREE FUTURE The Fourth Annual Walking Toward a Pain Free Future, to raise awareness for Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy/Complex Regional

Pain Syndrome, will be held on Saturday, Aug. 6 at 11:15, starting from the Bridgton Community Center. A bake sale starts at 9 a.m. in front of Oberg Agency (Main Street) followed by a raffle drawing at 10:45 and a butterfly release at the Bob Dunning Memorial Bridge in Pondicherry Park at 11 a.m. To register, go to ZB0WRHa9HO9UDXnD3 For more information, contact Rosemary Wiser at or 207-756-9464 MAINE STATE TRIATHLON BETHEL – For the first time at any Maine triathlon, no single-use plastic bottles will be used at the 25th Annual Maine State Triathlon, scheduled for Sunday, Aug. 7

in Bethel. Athletes competing in the event, presented by Oxford Networks, will receive a reusable, BPA-free water bottle compliments of event sponsor Androscoggin Valley Hospital. The bottles will be filled with clear Maine water. “The Bethel Area Chamber’s efforts at making our events more sustainable include increased composting of food waste and recycling efforts to keep as much waste out of landfills as possible,” stated Robin Zinchuk, executive director. “By eliminating disposable bottles from our triathlon we are potentially keeping 500-plus plastic bottles out of the waste stream.” For complete information and to register for this sprint distance tri, 750-meter swim,

a 24-kilometer bike, 5.8-kilometer run, visit TOUR DE LOVELL The 11th annual Tour de Lovell bicycle race will be

held on Saturday, Aug. 13, at 8 a.m. starting at the New Suncook School, located on Route 5. The road (performance RACES, Page 8C

LOVELL — The Greater Lovell Land Trust has a variety of events planned for this week. Thursday, July 21, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Flat Hill parking lot, Heald Pond Road, Lovell — Reading the Rural Landscape: An exploration of foundations, stonewalls and mystery stones accompanied

by Dr. Sanford, author of Reading the Rural Landscape In the company of university professor, author and Registered Professional Archeologist, Dr. Robert Sanford, we’ll explore the foundation, stonewalls and mystery stones from the Flat Hill parking lot to Amos Mountain.

If time allows, we’ll climb up the mountain and take a look at some of the stonewalls on its southern side. This walk will require us to hike on some uneven terrain so dress appropriately, bring plenty of water and a snack or lunch. This event is cosponsored by the Greater Lovell Land Trust and Sweden Historical Society.

Degree of Difficulty: Moderate Tuesday, July 26, 7 to 8:15 p.m. at Charlotte Hobbs Memorial Library, Lovell — Connecting to our natural world poetry reading. Come enjoy the inspiring poems by participants of the HewnOaks Poetry Workshop. An open

TRYING TO CATCH THE YOUNG GUY — Josh Rose (left) placed 27th overall while Bill Reilly turned it on down the stretch to finish 19th in Lovell Saturday.

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KEZAR LAKE GEM LOVELL – Rare Kezar Lake location. Classic 2-bedroom cottage that is currently being used year-round. Located right at the water’s edge. Wonderful views across the lake. Sandy bottom with 140 ft. of frontage. Enjoy your morning coffee in the glass-enclosed front sunroom. 1st floor bedroom and 1 on the 2nd floor. Space for another possible sleeping area, too! Level lot gives you a great area to use. 2 sheds go with the sale. Fabulous setting. Take a look! $450,000

TOTALLYREMODELLED BRIDGTON – Large intown farmhouse with barn and farmer’s porch. The whole 1st floor has been totally-remodeled with a very modern kitchen, upgraded appliances, open dining room and living room, new bathroom, 2 bedrooms downstairs and several replacement windows. Upstairs could be a rental unit or incorporate into the singlefamily home. $159,000


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BRIDGTON – This is a wonderful yr.-rd. or vacation home. Very wellmaintained, large living room, kitchen, dining room, 3 bedrooms, laundry room, 1-car garage, new roof, with a large back yard. Skiing and swimming are close by. Seasonal views of Shawnee Peak, which is 2 minutes from this home. $124,900

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Naples – Madison Heights – Contemporary Cape in desirable Madison Heights subdivision. Situated on .92-acre nicely-landscaped lot. A must see property. $180,000. Lauri Kinser, 207-310-3565 (MLS 1251002)

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July 21, 2016, The Bridgton News, Page 5C

This week’s puzzle theme:

Summer Olympics

ACROSS 1. Mexican cuisine staple 6. Pres. Obama, formerly 9. Notebook place holders 13. Spy name 14. Princess’ cause of insomnia 15. Chocolate source 16. British peers 17. Also known as 18. Pine or long 19. *Rugby ____ 21. *Olympic sport on both track and road 23. Miner’s bounty 24. October birthstone 25. Masseuse’s office 28. Seaside bird 30. Jazz subculture hipster 35. Three-____ sloth 37. Actress Cameron 39. Aussie’s petrol station 40. Additional 41. European finch 43. Malicious look 44. Garlic mayo 46. Mischievous Scandinavian god 47. Cleopatra’s necklace 48. *Reason for Olympic banning 50. Mary’s little one 52. To the ____ degree 53. Alexander Hamilton Aaron Burr incident 55. Women’s undergarment 57. *Dressage, Eventing and ____ 61. Broadband predecessor

64. Abraham’s sacrifice 65. “____ Goo Dolls” rock band 67. Relating to zones 69. 1.067 km, in Russia 70. As opposed to rent 71. Not mainstream art 72. Formerly 73. Clinton ____ Rodham 74. “Spaghetti Western” director Sergio DOWN 1. Sigma Alpha Epsilon 2. “Oh, my!” 3. *Spent at the 1960 Summer Olympics 4. Sound of battle 5. Declare with confidence 6. Plural of #25 Across 7. Cry of horror, in comics 8. Civil rights org. 9. 1.3 ounces, in Asia 10. Antioxidants-rich berry 11. Owl’s hangout 12. Price for something very cheap? 15. Hertz = ____ / second 20. Must-haves 22. Kum Ba ____ 24. Having a streak of good luck 25. Lieu 26. Paralyzing disease 27. “The Tortoise and the Hare” author 29. Cambodian currency 31. Trapper’s prize 32. Oedipus’ successor

33. 34. 36. 38. 42. 45. 49. 51.

Deflect *Official Olympics starter Sub station *Health concern in Rio Nimbus, pl. Charge with crime *Shooter’s Olympic tool *2016 Summer Olympics

travel destination 54. Incite 56. Solo 57. “Born to Hand ____,” from “Grease” 58. ____-friendly 59. Matt Damon’s landing spot, 2015

60. 61. 62. 63. 66. 68.

Ghost of Christmas ____ Fully cooked Ctrl + Z Sacrifice for gain Be in the red *1968 gold winner Evans

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Summer breeze exceeds expectations By David Eddy The third race of the Lake Region Tuesday Night Series was better than expected. First rule of Tuesday Racing is that there will be thunderstorms. Happened all of last year, so it’s

gotta be true. After all, Tuesdays on Long Lake have earned the nickname “Thunderstorm Tuesdays.” But not this time! For the third Tuesday in a row, not only have thunderstorms not been in the forecast, but wind has showed

GLLT upcoming events (Continued from Page 4C) mic for children or adult writers will conclude the evening. Wednesday, July 27, 7:30 p.m. at Charlotte Hobbs Memorial Library, Lovell — The Three Bears: Black, Grizzly and Polar with Professor Moira Yip, sponsored by GLLT. Our local black bears are one member of the genus Ursus, and this talk will compare them to their cousins, particularly the grizzly bear and the polar bear, but with brief forays further afield. Professor Moira Yip’s photography will astound you as she shares her experiences.  Thursday, July 28, 9:30 a.m. to noon, meet at the kiosk on Horseshoe Pond Road, Lovell — The Bear Necessities: Join us for a walk on the loop trail at the Bishop Cardinal Reserve. Along the way, we’ll look for bear sign as we enjoy the beauty of this remote property. This walk will require us to hike on some uneven terrain so dress appropriately, bring plenty of water and a snack or lunch. Degree of difficulty: Easy/Moderate The Greater Lovell Land Trust walks are free and open to the public. Look for “Land Trust Walk Today” signs posted on Route 5 and leading to the trailhead. Be aware that though dogs are welcome on some properties, the GLLT asks that you not bring a pet on a GLLT-sponsored walk. Thank you for your cooperation.  Walks last approximately three hours, so please dress for the weather conditions. We suggest long pants, long sleeves and sturdy shoes with socks. We highly recommend that you bring plenty of water, snacks, insect repellant and your camera.

up to boot. Eight boats gathered for the Tuesday Night Race Series (sponsored by Pat Klofas of Lake Region Physical Therapy, thank you Pat!). The course was set in the standard three-mile triangle, and although the lake was generally flat and lacking an organized airflow through the midday, as boats gathered off Lakeside Pines in Harrison Bay, in came a moderate air that blanketed a delighted fleet of sailors. Breezes were generally coming from the south, SAILING, Page 6C

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Regional sports

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Upcoming sports camps LAKE REGION Lake Region Girls Soccer Camp: July 25-28, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Grades 5-8 (in Fall of 2016). Fee: $25. Contact: Pete Webb at peterwebb1964@ Field Hockey camp (always the last week in July): July 25-29, 8 to 11 a.m. Grades 7-12; 11:15-12:45 for Grades 1-6.

Laker Football Camp: Laker Foundations Youth Football Camp 2016, July 26-28, 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Lake Region H.S. for grades entering 2-8. Contact: Brian Jahna at FRYEBURG ACADEMY Field Hockey: Raider Head Coach Dede Frost runs a youth field hockey camp the first

week of preseason each year. This year, it will be the week of Aug. 15 — Monday through Friday from 9 to 11:30 a.m. daily. The cost is $50. Ages K-8 are welcome. The camp will be held at the Fryeburg Recreation Fields. Registration forms will be posted on the Fryeburg Recreation web page. Call Coach Frost for more information at 935-3344.

(Continued from Page 5C) but had a distinct westerly swagger to the right when the wind increased. This meant that the course to the first mark was going to be mostly on starboard due to the big “righty” lifts, which allowed boats to point directly and even above the mark. It was a no-brainer that you wanted to take advantage of this shift, but it would do you no good if you were way to the left side when this shift came through. You had to avoid going too much to the left side. The challenge would be picking the best time to take the short port tack hitches to the right that the first leg would require. It was going to be important to get to the right. Just sailing to the left on that first leg wasn’t going to turn out well.

Paul Follansbee had the starter role, assisted by Pat Klofas and Mary Build, and the starting sequence, complete with cannon blast, went off like clockwork. Trend headed off on her Sunfish, Mann on his Hunter, Perry in his Sakonnet 23, Guyot on his Flying Scot, and Dean on his Laser. The air eased a bit and a goodly puff hung temptingly close at hand, but the wind was shifting left in the luffs, right in the puffs, and those starting first in a luff were taking a “header on the nose” and having to go left on starboard. Maybe it was the right time to take that short port tack “hitch to the right,” but all held on starboard and were ending up to the left. Uh-oh. The faster boats start last, and Eddy’s Thistle came on the lifted port tack, a bit late

to the line at the pin end in the lull, then flopped to starboard as the wind came as a lift with some pressure. Bean’s J22 started at the committee boat end, also on starboard, and with all boats seeing a lift on starboard, Eddy and Bean lifted over the fleet with speed and angle as they were to the right of all other boats. And the folks who had ended up well to the left. Well, let’s just say it “weren’t too purdy!” Up to the weather mark it was a question of when to take that short port tack. The breeze came and went, varying from 5 to 10 knots. In the puffs it was a big “righty” allowing a swing up to and even above fetching the mark, then back left below it in the lulls. First to the mark was Eddy, with Bean and Trend following. With the wind so far west, the second leg started as a port tack reach, but toward the center of the bay, the air was more from the south, and the leg became a run with occasional broad and beam reaches, all on port. Out came the spinnakers for the boats that carried them, and although Eddy was in the lead, that was shrinking against the Bean/Gillis teamwork on

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LAUREN JAKOBS, daughter of Erik Jakobs and Lisa Ryan, a rising junior at Lake Region High School, has been named as a 2016 Brine National All-American and has been selected to represent the State of Maine on the New England team at the 2016 Brine National Lacrosse Classic to be held in Richmond, Va. July 19-22. The Brine National Lacrosse Classic brings the top high school lacrosse players in the nation to one venue, where regional teams compete to become the National Champion in front of NCAA lacrosse coaches. Bean’s J22. Both Bean and Eddy were sailing shorthanded, so it was important to douse those cantankerous kites early to avoid a disaster tangling with the second mark. So down they came, although on a run that does slow the boats to a relative “crawl” and the last yards to the gybe mark seemed to take forever. Eddy took the turn first and it was close-hauled to the third mark on port tack. In fact the journey from the second mark to the finish line was in effect a long upwind sail, first on port tack to fetch the third mark, then on starboard tack to the finish line. The wind held,

and after a “puff-lull” series of lifts and headers it was the yellow Thistle Windlord taking the gun about a minute before Bob Bean’s J22 Rampage, followed by Greg Dean’s Laser and Jerry Guyot’s Flying Scot Sail La Vie. This time all nearly ears were fully-blocked as the finishing cannon was fired! Holy lake echoes, Batman! That was still loud even with the earplugs in! Full results follow. 1. David Eddy, Josh Davis/Thistle Windlord 2. Bob Bean, Paul Gillis/ J22 Rampage 3. Greg Dean/Laser 4. Jerry Guyot, Craig Trend/Flying Scot Sail La Vie

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5. Rob Knowles/Capri 22 Barbara B 6. Sandy Trend/Sunfish 7. Charlie Perry, Tom Smith/Sakonnet 23 8. Jesse and Doris Mann/ Hunter 23.5 The Lake Region Sailing Club Tuesday Night is sponsored by Pat Klofas of Lake Region Physical Therapy. The race starts at 5 p.m. near the shallow watermarks off Lakeside Pines in Harrison Bay. Come on out with your sailboat to have some fun! Or call Paul Follansbee at (776-1265 to get a ride out on the committee boat to see the action close up. Until then, sail fast!


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Regional sports

July 21, 2016, The Bridgton News, Page 7C

Senior Rambles Hiking Trips & Tips by Allen Crabtree

Mount Crawford

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mit of Mount Washington. The present Davis Path follows the original trail for much of the way with the easy to moderate grades you would expect for a bridal path. The trailhead is located on the banks of the Saco River on Route 302 and crosses the Saco River about 200 yards upstream on the Bemis Bridge, a suspension foot bridge over the river. This single-towered cablestayed bridge was built about 2001, replacing the 1931 foot bridge over the Saco. The old bridge abutments are still there, adjacent to the newer bridge. After crossing the Bemis Bridge, the Davis Path then climbs a fairly steep series of switchbacks to bare ledges and great views of the valley below. At the crest of the ridge (0.9 miles) the trail crosses several bare ledges with great views of Crawford Notch and surrounding

The Davis Path crosses the Saco River on the Bemis suspension bridge near the trailhead. (Photo by Allen Crabtree) mountains. The summit is 0.3 miles further and about 2.2 miles from the trailhead a short side trail leads to the summit of Mount Crawford over a large sloping open ledge. This trail is marked sporadically with yellow blazes and arrows. Since this is in the Dry River Wilderness area not all of the blazes are obvious and some casting about to find the trail over the ledges may be needed (remember my column about Trail Carnes from last time?). The effort is well worth it, however, with the wonderful views from the summit. In winter, this is also an enjoyable hike. I frankly prefer hiking in the winter when the snow fills in the spaces between the rocks on the trails, making for a smooth

path. The trail switchbacks are not terribly daunting in winter, and there are no steep scrambles to surmount in snowshoes. However, the sporadic trail markers painted on the ledges are completely covered with snow in winter, so finding the way to the summit may be a bit more challenging than in summer. The rewards when you reach the summit make the challenge even more worthwhile. Although a little more strenuous a hike, the trail is well-designed with switchbacks and the scramble over the open ledges is not difficult. This would be a good family hike, at least for older children. Just the chance to cross the Saco River on the Bemis Bridge is enough of a treat in itself. Mount Crawford

Denmark Mountain Hikers Quint Wilson and John Patrick checking their map to name the mountains they can see from the summit of Mount Crawford. (Photo by Allen Crabtree)

in Coos County, Hadley Purchase, N.H. Difficulty – Moderate with steep parts Trail distance (one way) – 2.5 miles Hiking time (ascent one way) – 2 hours 20 minutes Elevation – 2,900 feet Vertical gain – 2,100 feet Coordinates – 44° 7’ 20” N 71° 21’ 28” W

Topo Map – USGS Bartlett 7.5 minute quad Directions to the trailhead – Take US Rt. 302 north from North Conway through Bartlett and into Crawford Notch. There is a large parking lot for the Davis Path on the right of the road (east side) beside the Saco River opposite the CRAWFORD, Page 8C

The last 0.3 miles to the summit of Mount Crawford climbs open ledges. Here Denmark Mountain Hiker Dianne Sinclair carefully follows the faint painted marks on the rocks. (Photo by Allen Crabtree)

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Mount Crawford is, appropriately, located in Crawford Notch in New Hampshire. It is one of the Denmark Mountain Hikers’ favorite climbs with panoramic views from its summit of Mt Washington, Crawford Notch, the Dry River Valley and the range upon range of mountains stretching away in all directions. At 3,119 feet, Mount Crawford shares the Bemis Ridge with lesser-known peaks Mount Hope and Hart Ledge. It is located in the southern portion of the Presidential Range-Dry River Wilderness and is one of several landmarks in the area bearing the name Crawford, after the first settlers in Crawford Notch in the nineteenth century Mount Crawford is the first peak ascended by the historic Davis Path. Originally built in 1845 as a bridle path, it was the third oldest such path to the sum-


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Church Guild awards scholarships St. Joseph Women’s Guild of Bridgton proudly presented the 2016 Continuing Education Awards on Sunday, June 26. Women’s Guild president Catherine McMahon made presentations to: Emma Walker of Naples, a student at the University of Rhode Island entering her senior year in the Bachelor of Fine Arts – Theater Program, who is consistently on the Dean’s List.    Emma has been active at St. Joseph Church especially singing in the choir and as cantor when home from college. She has been an altar girl and has been involved with Religious Education as an instructor. Emma has been recognized for her “innate talent for music and drama arising from her deep faith and strong supportive family.”

Taryn Schorr of Hebron, a recent high school graduate who will be attending Rhode Island College in the fall. Taryn has been a very active and hardworking volunteer at St. Joseph Church with glowing references for her work with EDGE (Middle School religious education program) and her participation in the Women’s Guild sales, especially with white elephant and plant sales, and with advertising efforts for the Guild.  Taryn has demonstrated her strengths in planning, setup and facilitating programs and has been described as very dependable, reliable and responsible in all areas. She is also active in the church choir, playing the violin and guitar. She will be majoring in Business

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Alison Upton of Lovell made the Dean’s List at the Rochester Institute of Technology (N.Y.) for the spring 2016 semester. Alison is studying graphic design. Degree-seeking undergraduate students are eligible for Dean’s List if their term grade point average is greater than or equal to 3.400; they do not have any grades of “Incomplete,” “D” or “F”; and they have registered for, and completed, at least 12 credit hours. Faith Paglierani of Harrison has been named to the Dean’s List for the 2016 spring semester at the University of New England. Dean’s List students have attained a grade point average of 3.3 or better out of a possible 4.0 at the end of the semester.
 Amy Sweetser of Sebago, a master’s student in the Global Field Program from Miami University’s Project Dragonfly, will travel to Baja in July 2016. Amy will study the diverse desert and marine landscapes of two richly diverse biosphere reserves through ecological and social field methods. Amy is an educational technician at Buxton Center Elementary School. Savannah Kruguer of Brownfield has been named to University of Delaware’s Dean’s List for the spring 2016 semester. Undergraduate students who have been graded in a minimum of 12 credits and who have earned a minimum 3.33 grade point average for a given semester are honored with Dean’s List recognition for that semester. Peter Eden Misner of Harrison has been named to the Dean’s List at Norwich University (Northfield, Vt.) for the spring 2016 semester. Colin R. McKeith, a sophomore Business Administration major who is the son of John and Stefanie McKeith of Sweden and a graduate of Fryeburg Academy has been named to the Dean’s List at Saint Michael’s College (Colchester, Vt.) for the spring 2016 semester. Nicole M. Marucci of Naples and Corey M. Hebert of Baldwin were named to the University of Maine at Presque Isle Dean’s List for the spring semester, according to Dr. Ray Rice, Provost and Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs. UMaine Dean’s List The University of Maine at Orono recognized 2,267 students for achieving Dean’s List honors (earning a grade point average of 3.5 or higher) in the spring 2016 semester. • Bridgton: Derrek Schrader • Casco: Leona Kluge-Edwards • Naples: Kathryn Caulfield, Taylor Cronin, Savannah DeVoe, Michelle Hale, Maude Meeker, Ryan Skillern, Kelsey Wilcox • Raymond: Lucy Algeo, Emily Gagne, Alexandra Lewis, Leah Orsini, Cory Schweitzer • Sebago: Kathryn Cutting, Heather Hall, Rowan Wallace • West Baldwin: Gabriella Joy • Brownfield: Catherine Gillette, Ian Shea • Denmark: Mark Schrader • Fryeburg: Sydney Charles, Samantha Nardone, Tyler O’Keefe, Madeline Pearson • Hiram: Caleb Glatzer, Cassidy Hartwell, Jacklyn Holmes • Lovell: Walker Day, Austin Ward • Waterford: Benjamin Millett-Cordwell.

and wants to own her own business someday. Joanne Fortier of Waterford, a retiree and St. Joseph Church’s current Faith Formation director, who is enrolled in the St. Joseph’s College of Maine and University of Dayton program for Certification of Catechetical Leader.   Joanne is a Eucharistic minister, food pantry volunteer, and teaches RCIA and Religious Education to

children at St. Joseph Parish, along with other volunteer activities.   Each recipient was awarded $2,000 to assist in their school or career advancements. These awards are exclusively supported by the Guild’s fundraising efforts during the annual “Summer Sale” day and selling of raffle tickets during the summer months. This year’s raffles are for a Maine quilt and a fisherman’s kayak.

Mount Crawford

(Continued from Page 7C) Notchland Inn on the left side of the road (west side). If you are coming from the north, the trailhead parking is 5.6 miles south of the Willey House site in Crawford Notch State Park. From the parking area, walk north approximately 200 yards down a dirt road and cross the Saco River on the Bemis suspension bridge. The trail continues on the far side of the river through open woods with a few brook crossings.

Upcoming races

(Continued from Page 4C) racing bicycles) and touring (mountain-comfort bicycles) compete in a 21.6-mile course. Registration is $30 before Aug. 5, and $35 after. The Kids’ Tour (under age of 14, all bicycles) is a five-mile race, starting immediately after the Tour pack leaves. Cost is $5, and $10 after Aug. 5. Register online at: First 50 Tour & Road registrants receive a Tour de Lovell t-shirt. 

Opinion & Comment

July 21, 2016, The Bridgton News, Page 1D

It Dawned on Me by Dawn De Busk BN Columnist

Oh, deer

The fawn tried once again to escape the crowd. It ran full-throttle toward its chosen exit: the railing of the bridge spanning the river. The first attempt had resulted in the deer flinging itself against the bridge’s railing. Now, it ran in that direction again. This time, the small agile animal found an opening between the railing rungs of the bridge and plunged 25 feet down into the river. The people standing on the bridge reacted in horror. All the while, the mother deer stood still while its remaining fawn did short sprints in every direction. In a matter of seconds, both mom and baby bolted away, running into the meadow. What was the condition of the fawn that had jumped? Maybe it could still be rescued. I had to know, and I was the first to arrive at its side. Let me pause as I normally do not get right to the point. The scene I just described took place during our family reunion in Oregon. My parents had rented the 5-bedroom, 4-bathroom house that was right next to the bike path. It was the home closest to a bridge for non-motorized vehicles and people. The place was in Sunriver, Ore., and the river was the Deschutes River. It was a few days after the Summer Solstice. Dinner time had passed and some of the adults were sitting on the west deck, watching a deer and a pair of twin fawns grazing in the yard. This is a frequent scene. Something that surprises me, acts as a contrast between Oregon and Maine. The deer living in Sunriver Resort had no fear of humans. Every time I walked DEER, Page 5D

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Democracy and its discontents

The political scientist Frank Fukujama proclaimed at the time of the USSR/communism collapse that we were witnessing the “end of history.” That is, liberal democracy and free market economics had triumphed around the globe. Like scores of other experts whose ideas have led to disaster and whose sage judgments continue to be sought by our public opinion masters, he still earns a comfortable living. Let’s leave him and his ideas aside. Instead, let us consider how successfully democracy is working out for its practitioners or, if you are ahead of me, victims. Where shall we start? How about Great Britain? There, in a referendum, subjects voted for leaving the European Union. Plainly, these — usually older — folks didn’t understand the dire implications of their preference. Still not clear, the consequences of Brexit have been disastrous for the nation and worse yet is anticipated for the economy. Voters select members of Parliament to represent them. Would those elites have done better, guided by public opinion? Moving right along, we come to the USA, where an elaborate system of primaries, debates and interviews should have winnowed out those unqualified for the high office. The end result, however, is that two of the most unpopular and disrespected candidates have been picked. Wasn’t it more productive of good government when men smoking cigars had a large voice in selecting candidates? Less of a democracy, more of an oligarchy. Not that I would have liked living in the age of Grover Cleveland. Don’t take the prospect of a lack of a good choice this year as solely emblematic of democratic defect. Look at the men who have occupied the pinnacle of our politics in recent years: Bush II, Clinton, Reagan, Nixon. (Some will differ from my choices, but they will have their own list of losers.) If that’s the best democracy can cough up, should we consider a revolution? Lest we lose sight of democracy as an institution, let us look for it around the globe. Start in the Middle East where the “Arab Spring” has brought death and destruction to ordinary folks who hoped to dodge tyranny and create democracy. Even Israel, the self-styled “only democracy in the Middle East” would hardly be considered that by the Palestinians living under its harsh, albeit democratically-chosen regime. True democracy is a rare growth in those parts. The list of countries where democracy has gone off the track of good sense laid down by Aristotle (rule by moderate and prudent men guided by give and take) is long. Look for a model government in all of Africa, Central America, Russia

Small World by Henry Precht BN Columnist

and its former subordinate states. Doesn’t appear a viable vegetable, does it? Why? Why has this ideal form of governance so often gone off the tracks? We could all suggest multiple reasons: 1. Money. In this country and often elsewhere, those who can buy their way to power dominate virtually every election year. And, naturally, those dining as guests of the wealthy at the trough decline to yield to reform. The donors paid for the winner; they expect to be rewarded by him/her. 2. Ignorance. Making a wise choice of policy or personality is hard; it is much harder when the voters are ill-informed or indifferent. There used to be property ownership qualifications for voting. I certainly don’t advocate that, but an education requirement might not be a bad idea. 3 Corruption. Lord Acton said, “Power corrupts, absolute power corrupts absolutely.” Those who hold the reins and carry the weapons — real or figurative — are disinclined to give them up. It often comes down to might makes a winner. 4. Manipulation. Think how many voters have been persuaded to ignore their essential economic interests and are led by tricky masters to vote on some subordinate social issue, i.e., gays, abortion, ethnic or racial divisions that have little relationship to the real lives of voters. There’s nothing as potent as fear to motivate unwise voting. 5. The United States is too big and diverse. But India seems to work. Don’t take my word for it: A recent poll of American millennials (18-30 years) finds them deeply skeptical of electoral politics. Over 90% think our political system is “seriously broken.” (Portland Press Herald) So what is to be done? Kingship, aristocracy, oligarchy are options offered by Aristotle. The power hungry and corrupt will be with us always. Probably the only semi-salvation is to reduce the role of money in our politics — the Supreme Court permitting, of course. Henry Precht is a retired Foreign Service Officer.

WELCOME TO D.C. — U.S. Senator Susan Collins individuals and their fami- to get to work. Overall the to resolve. Our goal should be met with Marybeth Noonan, the winner of the 2016 lies. The governor infers in costs of these bare essentials to build strong, healthy comMiss Maine Pageant, in her office in Washington, D.C. his article that this minimum continues to rise every year, munities and families. While Marybeth, a 20-year-old Raymond native, currently wage proposal would essen- but Maine’s minimum wage there are many factors, which attends Lyndon State College in Vermont where she is tially bring workers to a living hasn’t increased in eight years. contribute to our ultimate abilstudying electronic journalism. “I was delighted to meet wage level. This is not true. Additionally, many seniors ity to succeed, passage of the with Marybeth and welcome her to our nation’s capital,” The current minimum wage is can no longer afford to retire minimum wage referendum is said Senator Collins. “Marybeth worked hard to achieve $7.50 per hour; a livable wage and seasonal and tip workers the absolute first step. her dream of winning Miss Maine, and I wish her all the is $15.85. After three years, are often forced into shortWhat will happen? What best as she prepares to represent our state in the 2017 this proposal would raise the term and part-time jobs with will it mean? The effect on Miss America competition.” Marybeth will compete in To the Editor: Low pay is not okay! In the minimum to $12, which is no job security. Compounding wage earners: the upcoming Miss America Pageant on Sept. 11, 2016, in July 14 issue of The Bridgton still well short of the current the problem is that there aren’t • By the year 2020 more Atlantic City, N.J. News, the governor titled his livable wage. However, it is a enough living wage jobs availthan 150,000 Mainers editorial, “Minimum Wage start, and helps support those able. This means many workwill see the positive effect Ballot Question Misleading.” hard working “low-wage” ers are forced to accept jobs of the wage increase. In truth, the referendum is earners who include women, at a lower pay scale despite • Household income will clear and simple. The exact older adults and parents and having skilled training or edusee an average increase beginning nine words are who are the vast majority of cation. of $4,000 per year relievBy Stan Cohen “Do you want to raise the this segment of the workforce. How can we help? We ing some of the financial Medicare Volunteer Counselor minimum wage…?” The refWhy is this so critical? need to provide multiple and stress on families. The Trustees of the Medicare Trust Fund, the fund erendum goes on to spell out Many low-wage families diverse opportunities to help • Over 52,000 children will that finances Medicare’s hospital insurance coverage, a fair way to bring earnings are in a desperate situation, people work their way out of benefit from one or both projected in June that Medicare Part A will remain for low-wage workers to a which forces them to choose poverty. Not a hand out but parents receiving higher fully funded until 2028, 11 years longer than they point, which starts to relieve between food, electricity and a hand up. It is a complicated wages. projected in 2009, but slightly shorter than projected the severe financial stress on heat, medicine, rent or gas issue and will take some time LETTERS, Page 3D a year ago.   “Cost growth per beneficiary continues to be exceptionally low,” said Andy Slavitt of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, “and over the next decade, per-enrollee Medicare spending growth is expected to continue to be lower than the growth in overall per capita national health expenditures.” That’s the good news. But not all is rosy. The Medicare Trustees noted that the growth in the costs of prescription drugs paid by The Town of Naples would like to thank the following individuals Medicare continue to exceed growth in other Medicare and businesses for their generous donations for the costs. MedPAC, the congressional agency charged with making regular recommendations on Medicare, Independence Day fireworks display: said spending for Medicare’s prescription program (Part D) grew by nearly 60% from 2007 through 2014, from $46 billion to $73 billion. That is unsustainable. One measure that could mitigate this seemingly out-of-control spending on drugs is to give the administration the authority to negotiate drug pricing for Medicare Part D. Just like the V.A. does. A similar plan has been submitted to Congress more than once — and has been defeated each time. Guess who is doing the lobbying. Medicare volunteer counselors are available for one-on-one consultations at no charge. Call the Bridgton Community Center at 647-3116 to arrange for an appointment.

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Downstairs Meeting Room, Iredale Street entrance to the Municipal Building addressed at 3 Chase Street The Town of Bridgton Planning Board will hold a public hearing on a proposed Land Use Ordinance prepared by the Select Board appointed Land Use & Zoning Committee. The hearing is on Tuesday, August 2nd at 7 p.m. in the downstairs meeting room off Iredale Street in the Municipal Office Building addressed at 3 Chase Street. The ordinance proposes to create four (4) new districts for properties abutting to or near to Route 302, generally from properties by the Civil War Monument to the municipal boundary with the Town of Naples. The districts are named Downtown Village Business District, Downtown Business District, Inner Corridor, and Outer Corridor. The districts’ ordinance contains requirements as to building setbacks, building height, parking, landscaping, use, sidewalks, building fenestration and building placement. The ordinance also proposes the creation of an advisory committee, called the Design Review Committee (DRC). The purpose of this committee is to review and make recommendations relevant to architectural and landscape designs for new construction and/or renovation of existing structures in the noted corridor of Bridgton. The purpose of the public hearing is to review and comment on the ordinance as currently written. The Planning Board will forward these comments to the Land Use & Zoning Committee for possible edits and amendments. The Select Board will also hold a separately-noticed public hearing on the ordinance on August 23rd. The current draft of the ordinance can be found on the town’s website under Ordinances/Codes and Policies at or at the municipal office building 3 Chase Street, Bridgton, Maine 04009. You can also receive a copy by e-mail request to The document and accompanying district map will be available on or before July 21th. Comments may be made to the Planning Board by mail to the noted address, in person at the noted hearing, or by e-mail to the noted address. Affected properties for these newly-created districts are as follows, and all owners were notified on this hearing. Assessors Map 26, Lots 18, 19, 20, 21, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28 Assessors Map 22 Lots 92, 91, 90, 86, 70, 71, 73, 74, 83, 84,85, 87, 94, 108, 95, 103, 96, 101, 102, 97, 98, 99, 100, 113, 112, 114, 115, 116, 123, 122, 123, 125, 126, 127, 128, 129, 1, 2, 3, 4, 3a, 39, 46, 40, 41, 42, 43a, 45, 43, 44, 38

Assessors Map 23 Lots 58, 48, 59, 60, 61, 22, 24, 39, 24a, 25, 36, 37, 38, 51, 52, 53, 54, 55, 27, 26, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 35A, 57, 102, 101, 103, 100, 73, 74, 75, 76, 95, 96, 99, 97, 98, 92, 93, 94, 69, 63, 62, 78, 79, 81, 82, 83, 85, 86, 87, 88, 89, 105, 106, 107, 108, 109, 110, 111, 114, 115, 116, 117, 113, 118, 119, 120, 121, 122, 123, 124, 125, 126, 128, 135, 134, 133, 132, 131, 130, 129, 136, 137, 138, 139, 145, 143, 142, 146, 147, 148, 5, 6, 3, 7, 8, 9, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 18, 19, 20, 21 Assessors Map 24 Lots 103, 93, 102, 101, 100, 99, 48, 47, 26, 46, 33, 34, 38, 35, 36, 12, 13, 1, 10, 7, 8, 6A, 6, 9, 3, 4, 56, 55, 21, 20, 19, 18, 16, 15, 14 Assessors Map 27 Lots 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 6, 39, 40, 41, 43, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 23, 23A, 24, 22A, 25, 26, 27, 7, 8, 9, 10, 47, 44, 5 Assessors Map 28 Lots 24, 23, 19, 19C, 19B, 37, 25, 26, 35 Assessors Map 9 Lots 83, 56, 60, 60A, 6A-0001, 60B, 58, 65, 63, 66, 52, 76A, 76, 75, 72, 27, 72A, 72B, 72C, 72D, 71, 72A, 70, 69B, 69A, 69C, 69, 67, 67A, 67B, 64-0001, 64-0002, 64-0003, 64A, 62, 61, 57, 59, 53, 54, 79, 79A-0001, 79B8, 80 Assessors Map 10 Lots 4, 3-0001, 3-0002, 3-0003, 5, 6, 10A, 7, 8, 58C, 58B, 8A, 9, 58A, 10, 10B, 10-0004, 25, 15D, 15A, 14, 1, 1A, 2, 3-0001, 3-0002, 3-0003, 15, 15A, 15B, 15B-0001, 15B0002, 15C, 17, 17B Assessors Map 3 Lots 63, 62-0007 Assessors Map 5 Lots 81, 92, 92A, 96G-0001, 96G-0004, 93, 96A, 96H-0001, 96H-0002, 96I-0001, 96I-0002, 89, 85-0005, 850005A, 87, 85-0004B, 85-0001, 85-0002, 85-0003,85-0004A, 84, 83B, 83, 82A-0001, 82A-0002, 82A-0003, 82B, 86A, 86C, 98, 97 Assessors Map 6 Lots 15, 14, 14A, 14B, 14C, 14D, 25, 27A, 18, 16, 27, 19-0001, 19-0002, 19-0003, 19-0004, 19-0005, 19-0006, 19-0007, 19-0008, 19-0009, 19-0010, 19-0011, 19-0012, 19-0013, 19-0014, 19-0015A, 19-0015B, 19-0015C, 28, 30, 29B, 29A, 29, 24, 24G, 24H, 24I, 24K, 24L, 24F, 24D, 24J-0001, 24J0002, 24J0003, 24J0004, 24J-0005, 24J0006, 24J-0007, 24J-0008, 24J0009, 24J0010, 24J-0011, 24J-0012, 24A, 29C, 29C-001, 31, 35D, 35E, 35-0001, 35-0002, 35-0003, 35-0004, 35-0005, 35-0006, 350007A, 35-0007B, 35-0007C, 35A, 35C, 26, 26-0001, 26-0002, 26-0003, 26-0004, 26-0005, 26-0006


The Town of Denmark is seeking bids for the purchase of a 2016 or newer truck, dump body, plow, wing and sander for use by the town for plowing, sanding and general work in the Town of Denmark. In addition the Town of Denmark is also accepting proposals for the purchase of a work-ready 2016 or newer truck already equipped and immediately available. Bid proposals for the truck, dump body, plow, wing and sander should be in a sealed envelope marked “Denmark Plow Truck Proposals.” The proposals must be received by the Denmark Town Office no later than 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, August 9, 2016. Proposals will be opened at the Denmark Board of Selectmen’s meeting that night. The Selectmen will choose a bid that is most advantageous to the Town, on the basis of price, the quality of the merchandise, suitability of the merchandise, and service reputation of the vendor, and therefore may not necessarily mean the lowest bid. A copy of the specifications are available from the Town of Denmark on the Town’s website, or from the Town Office. The vendor selected must be able to specify the date the truck, dump body, plow and sander will be available for delivery. The Town of Denmark reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bid proposals. The Town of Denmark is an equal opportunity employer.



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TOWN OF DENMARK Resurfacing Projects 2016 The Town of Denmark is seeking bids for two road resurfacing projects. 1. Berry Road – starting just north of the Junction with Cross Road and continuing to the intersection with Hancock Pond Road. (4,900' x 20'6") estimate 950 tons. 2. Hio Ridge Road – starting at the junction with Mountain Road to the Bridgton Town Line. (8030' x 20'6") estimate 1510 tons. Sweeping, Tack & Butt joints, flagging and signing to be included in the pricing. Bid is to be per ton laid. For more information contact Ken Richardson, Road Commissioner, at (207) 452-2310.


All bids must be received by the Denmark Town Office no later than 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, August 9, 2016. Bids will be opened at the Denmark Board of Selectmen’s meeting that night. The Selectmen will choose a bid that is most advantageous to the Town, on the basis of price, the quality of the merchandise, and service reputation of the vendor, and therefore may not necessarily mean the lowest bid.


The Town of Denmark is an equal opportunity employer.


The Vendor selected must be able to complete the project no later than October 14, 2016. The Town of Denmark reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bid proposals.


Trying to stay on top of things

“Ruth is on top, finally,” said my brother-in-law. We were at Arlington National Cemetery to bury my wife’s mother, Ruth Kosiavelon. The graves are all in straight lines there like soldiers in formation — ever ready, as the cemetery tour guide described them. We had buried my father-in-law, Theodore Kosiavelon there four years ago and Ruth’s coffin was situated above his because there isn’t room to put spouses beside dead soldiers. Her inscription would be etched into the back of his stone. Ruth was Ted’s second wife, loved and respected as mother to children and stepchildren. Nearly all made the trip down along with friends, who had attended her wake and funeral Mass back in May. It takes time to arrange a burial there though they do 30 every day. Ted earned the right to be buried there during World War II when he was wounded in Manila Bay by a Japanese torpedo plane attack. Ruth wouldn’t be anywhere but with Ted and so we all gathered again for her ceremony. It’s the end of an era as the last remaining member of the greatest generation on my wife’s side has gone on. Leaving last Wednesday night, we bumped into conservative commentator, Tucker Carlson at the Portland Jetport. He has a place in Andover, where he told us President Obama got only one vote in the last election. It was a different story in Washington, D.C. where Obama remains very popular and the Obama effect is evident in several ways. In the guided tour of the Arlington National Cemetery, blacks laid to rest there were mentioned most prominently, from Thurgood Marshall, several Tuskegee Airman, Frank E. Petersen Jr., the first black Marine general, Matthew Henson who was with Admiral Peary when


(Continued from Page 1D) • Tip workers will receive the minimum wage, fixing a broken sub-minimum wage system. The effect on small business: • There will be more money to spend in the community, improving local economies. • Recent research shows that in seven other states that have adopted higher minimum wages there has been no significant negative effect on busi-


ness employment or profits. • More than 500 small businesses across Maine have already publicly endorsed the referendum as a positive step. When is the vote? The vote on this referendum will take place during the general election on Tuesday, Nov. 8. If you agree that low pay is not okay then consider a “yes” vote to help improve the lives in your community, and of your family, friends and neighbors. Walter Riseman Independent Candidate State Legislature District #69 Harrison, Bridgton and Denmark


Front Row Seat by Tom McLaughlin BN Columnist he discovered the North Pole, and so on. Museums we toured showed similar influence, where attention is constantly called to the first black this and the first black that. Worldwide, there was a lot going on last week but I couldn’t study events as closely as I usually do with doing the tourist things as well as commiserating with family. The five Dallas police officers killed last week were being laid to rest, then three more were killed in Louisiana. A Muslim terrorist killed 85 people with a truck in France. Information about torture at the November Paris nightclub attack emerged after the French government withheld it for months. Indiana Governor Mike Pence, to whom I’d been introduced by a mutual friend during an earlier trip, was selected as Donald Trump’s running mate. It stresses me when I can’t find time to keep up with stuff and last week I was falling further behind with so much going on. Ruth always tried to keep up too. She forwarded items to me over the years and I’ll miss getting her perspective. After her burial, we all gathered in the revolving restaurant THINGS, Page 8D

ingly globalized world that appears to us to be technologically spiraling out of orbit into ever-new virtual realities, we are finding ourselves increasTo The Editor: My upstairs neighbor is ingly irrelevant. This world now belongs to an 81-year-old excellent poet our progeny, the next generanamed Janucz Czubakawski.  tion and the one that follows. We do what we can to check up on each other most every We are disturbed about this day. We converse not only new world, i.e., the maddening about what we are trying to distractions that seem to limit do to reverse the aging pro- eye contact, empathy, civilcess through exercise, diet, etc. ity, respect for the wisdom of because that besets both of us, elders such as ourselves. We but we encourage one anoth- wonder if so many technical er to keep our passion alive improvements are serving as for creative and intellectual distractions to limit depth in thought. Both of us are figur- thinking, writing, poetry, phoing out how to leave some- tography and art. We worry thing behind of value to the even as we concede this new next generation. In an increasLETTERS, Page 5D

Surviving the flood


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

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

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

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

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

Servicemaster Prof. Carpet Cleaning – Home/Office ELECTRICIANS Fire/Smoke Damage Restoration WAM-ALARM Systems 1-800-244-7630  207-539-4452 Bosworth Electric Inc. Installation, Service, Monitoring Quality electrical contractor Burglar-Fire-Temperature Sensors TLC Home Maintenance Co. Commercial/Industrial/Residential Free Security Survey 647-2323 Professional Cleaning and Generators/Todd Bosworth/207-838-6755 Property Management APPLIANCE REPAIR Housekeeping and much more 583-4314 D. M. Electric Inc. & Sons Jones Appliance Service/Repair LLC Dennis McIver, Electrical Contractor Quality service you deserve COMPUTERS Residential/Commercial/Industrial All major brands Licensed in Maine & New Hampshire 647-4432 Grammy Geek Bridgton 207-647-5012 Tech support for seniors (jr’s too) ATTORNEYS 1-1 support at your home J.P. Gallinari Electric Co. Malware & virus removal/PC repair Residential - Commercial - Industrial Shelley P. Carter, Attorney Free pick-up & delivery 207-310-0289 Aerial - Auger - Lifting Service Law Office of Shelley P. Carter, PA Bridgton 647-9435 110 Portland St., Fryeburg, ME 04037 Ms. C’s Computer Repair 935-1950 Virus and spyware removal McIver Electric PC repairs 207-228-5279 “Your on time every time electricians” Michael G. Friedman, Esq., PA 27 Zion Hill Road, Bridgton 221 Portland Rd, Bridgton 132 Main St. 647-3664 Naples Computer Services P.O. Box 10, Bridgton, ME 04009 PC repair/upgrades – on-site service 647-8360 Virus and spy-ware removal R.W. Merrill Electrical Contractor Hastings Malia, PA Home and business networking 24 hour Emergency Service 376 Main Street – PO Box 290 Video security systems Residential & Commercial Fryeburg, ME 04037 71 Harrison Rd., Naples 207-693-3746 Harrison 583-2986 Fax 583-4882 935-2061 David K. Moynihan CONTRACTORS BOAT REPAIR Master Electrician Jeff Hadley Builder Licensed ME & NH New England Boat Shop LLC Remodeling, Additions Bridgton 647-8016 Maintenance/Repair/Sales/Service Tile work, Wood flooring Welding/Shrinkwrap/Storage Kitchens, Drywall, Painting EXCAVATION Mark Swanton, owner – 207-693-9310 30 yrs experience 595-8421 JDN Enterprises CARETAKERS Septic systems, Water lines Quality Custom Carpentry Site work, Drainage From start to finish and Caretake America 207-647-8146 from old to new Managing and Patrolling Snow’s Excavation Jeff Juneau Naples Kevin Rogers, Owner/Manager Complete site work 207-655-5903 Rte. 35, Naples  693-6000 Foundations-Septic-Lots cleared 207-647-2697 DANCE INSTRUCTION CARPENTRY


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

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

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

DENTAL SERVICES Bridgton Dental Associates Dr. Paul Cloutier Complete dental care 138 Harrison Rd, Bridgton 207-647-8052 Bridgton Dental Hygiene Care, PA Complete comprehensive oral hygiene care Infants – Seniors Most dental insurances, MaineCare 647-4125

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

FLOORING Bolsters Decorating Center Carpet – vinyl – ceramic Always free decorating consulting 9 Market Sq., So. Paris 207-743-9202 J & M Wood Floors Installation/Sanding/Refinishing Fully insured – Free estimates 207-337-5623

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

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

July 21, 2016, The Bridgton News, Page 3D

Earth Notes “Earth Notes” is an outgrowth of a deep ecology discussion group. Writers reflect a delight in and concern for the earth and are individually responsible for opinions and information. Community members are invited to submit articles. E-mail for details.

A moment with the tick

By Price Hutchins This year, I pledged to hike all the trails I can in Marita Wiser’s book. In the past 30 years, I’ve dragged, or been dragged, up and down Pleasant Mountain or Jockey Cap or Burnt Meadow, or Step Falls and not put a dent in Hikes and Woodland Walks. I am not an avid hiker. I’m a whining hiker. I imagine my friends would rather hike with influenza than me. But, at my age, I don’t want to drift off into my dotage nodding knowingly as my friends-from-away ask me where Emerald Pool is, or how many times I’ve walked the summit of Hawk Mountain. Oh, I could lie, but nobody wants “big fat liar” in his or her eulogy. So, I began in April and I’ve covered maybe 12 trails. It’s not the trails I want to discuss today. It’s neither the views, nor the great people I’ve met on the path. It’s not the best trail mix, or the fun of hiking in the rain. I want to talk about the ticks. I have put up with mosquitoes. Black flies can be a bit unsettling. I once came out of a pond with enough leeches attached to my body to create a seafood entrée. I’m good with all manner of reptiles and amphibians. I tell my kids “spiders are our friends.” I even have a live and let live policy on larger vermin like coyotes, chipmunks and mice-not-found-in-my-pantry. But, ticks make me go all skeevy. Just the mention of a tick makes me all itchy under my pants. I have thoroughly embarrassed myself, and fellow hikers, by dropping my trousers — without a thought to nearby women and children — rummaging for a phantom tick. One night, I found a tick in my bed sheets. After dispatching her in a most gruesome manner, I stripped the bed, yelled at the dog, and retired to the couch. On a recent hike, my neighbor and I sat for a break in a breezy spot on the trail. I looked to my immediate side and there on a tussock of grass 12-inches high was a wood tick. It was at the very end of the longest stem in the tuft. Its rearmost legs were fast onto the seed head. Its foremost legs were reaching out into the void waving as the stem wafted in the summer breeze. At that moment, it seemed like a lonely, frustrating way to find a meal. TICK, Page 8D PAINTING CONTRACTORS Jerry’s Painting Service Quality Painting – Interior/Exterior Fully Insured – Free Estimates 207-527-2552 Webber Painting & Restoration Interior & Exterior Painting Repairs, updates, mold washing Estimates & Insured (207)831-8354


Burnell Plumbing New Construction, Remodeling Roberts Overhead Doors Well pump installation, replacement, Commercial/residential – free estimates Service 310-7270 Now offering Master Card & Visa 207-595-2311 Collins Plumbing & Heating Inc. Specializing in repair service in HEATING The Lake Region  647-4436 Bass Heating Oil Burner Service Ken Karpowich Plumbing Sales and Installations Repairs/Installation/Remodeling Waterford (207) 595-8829 Master Plumber in ME & NH Over 20 years experience 207-925-1423


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

INSURANCE Ace Insurance Agency Inc. Home and Auto 43 East Main Street Denmark 1-800-452-0745

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

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

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

Kezar Realty Homes, Land & Vacation Rentals Lovell Village 207-925-1500

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

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

OIL DEALERS Dead River Co. Range & Fuel Oil Oil Burner Service Tel. 647-2882, Bridgton

JB Self Storage Rt. 5 Lovell, Maine Monthly/yearly secure storage 207-925-3045

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

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


Chalmers Ins. Agency 100 Main St., Bridgton Tel. 647-3311

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


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

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


THIS SPACE CAN BE YOURS Call 647-2851 for details or e-mail TRAVEL AGENCY Getaway Travel and Tours, LLC Over 20 years experience Making travel dreams come true PO Box 402, Harrison, 207-583-8150

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

VETERINARY Bridgton Veterinary Hospital Small Animal Medicine & Surgery Rt. 117, Bridgton, ME 647-8804

ABC Rubbish Weekly Pick-up Container Service Tel. 743-5417

Fryeburg Veterinary Hospital Small Animal Medicine & Surgery Route 302, Fryeburg 207-935-2244

AM Enterprises LLC Trash & snow removal Serving Harrison & Bridgton 207-749-2850

Norway Veterinary Hospital Naples Clinic Corner Rte. 302 & Lambs Mill Rd. By Appointment 693-3135

SELF STORAGE Bridgton Storage 409 Portland Rd 28 units & 4000’ open barn Bridgton 647-3206

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


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The Fair Housing Act of 1968 at 42 U.S.C. 3604(c) makes it unlawful “to make, print, or publish, or cause to be made, printed, or published any notice, statement, or advertisement, with respect to the sale, or rental of a dwelling that indicates any preference, limitation, or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin, or an intention to make any such preference, limitation or discrimination.



Part of the Chalmers Group

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ODD JOBS — By the hour, day, week or job. Also power washing. Free estimates. Call 627-4649. 2t28x

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


CATERPILLAR CLUBHOUSE — Childcare has 2 full-time openings available. Active preschool curriculum, meals and snacks included. Open 7 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more waterford — 2-bedroom information contact Melissa at mobile home, newly available. 207-595-5209. 4t29 Quiet neighborhood, large lot, no pets, non-smokers. Landscaping, FOR SALE plowing and lawn mowing includLOAM AND FIREWOOD — ed. $700 month plus utilities. First, Please call Ron between 5 and 8 last and security required. Call p.m. 595-8359. 26t18x 583-4011. 3t28x

WAIT STAFF — full-time, yearround wait staff wanted for Punkin Valley Restaurant. Apply in person, Route 302, West Bridgton. tf6

DRIED FIREWOOD — Dried twelve months. Selling seasoned hardwood year-round. One cord $240, half cord $140. Call 207-595-5029; 207-583-4113. 52t22x

AIR CONDITIONERS — Two window style. $75 each. Call 6471t29x 5383.

HAY/FIREWOOD — Seasoned $260, green $225 cord. Cut, split & delivered. 1/2 cord seasoned $150, green $125. Wendell Scribner, 10t24X 583-4202.

The Kane Schools

MISC. PROJECTS — Re-point stone wall, waterside. Replace 4 single garage doors. Removal of moss on 3 garage roofs. Bridgton location. Pick your project. Call 603-387-2996. 2t29x

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

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


SEMI-RETIRED CONTRACTOR — looking for plumbing and electrical work in the local area. Call 647-8026. tf9

SOUTH BRIDGTON —5-acre lot with Mt. Washington view. Driveway in, power conduit in. Beautiful views. $99,000. Call 207-205-6349. 14t28x

HEAP HAULERS — Towing COMMUNITY — Flea market: service. Cash paid for junk cars. Fryeburg Fairgrounds. every Call 655-5963. tf12 Sunday, 7 a.m. - 2 p.m. Antiques, collectibles, old coins, sports LANDSCAPE/FIREWOOD — cards, sporting goods, general Services in the Lake Region and merchandise and more. Vendor Oxford Hills area. Looking to pick spaces available call 603-447up more lawn and firewood clients. 2679, 603-662-3147. 9t27 207-515-6956. 3t27 NEED A BREAK — Adult daycare available for your loved one. 20 years experience. Contact Eileen at 627-7149 or 890-1764. Meals, medication administration, personal care. One-on-one attention, and plenty of TLC. Overnights also available. We are located in Otisfield. 6t24x

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


PLEASE CONSIDER — donating gently used furniture, household items and more to Harvest Hills Animal Shelter. FMI, go to our website www. for details or call 935-4358, ext. 21. tf44

248 MAIN ST. — Bridgton. ComOFFICE SPACE — 140 sq. ft., mercial building, 1700 sq. ft. half private entrance, convenient Na- basement. Currently pet groomples Causeway location. Private ing business, previously coffee bath, newly painted. $300 month shop/bakery. $200,000 or lease at plus winter heat. Text inquiries to $1200/month triple net lease. 2072004 TRIUMPH 150 CC ­— with 617-894-5000. tf24 tf24 899-5052. 4-stroke 50 hp engine. Bimini top and canvas, trailer. Boat like new, always covered. Under 100 freshPUBLIC WORKS EMPLOYEE water hours. $8900. In Sweden, Maine. Call 401-487-1452. 2t29x

PART-TIME — Assistant manager position available for busy self-storage facility with UPS and FedEx in Bridgton, Maine. Interested parties please e-mail for more information and application to mountainministorage@gmail. 2t29 com

DRIVERS — Great hometime. $1,250 + per week + monthly bonuses. Excellent benefits. Newer trucks. No touch. CDL – A 1 yr. 2t29x exp. 855-842-8498.



GOT WOOD — Ready to burn October 2016. $250 a cord. Cut, split and delivered locally. Call 647-8146. tf21

$5 FOR TATTERED — U.S. Flag when purchasing new U.S. Classified line ads are now posted Flag 3’x5’ or larger. Maine Flag on our website at NO EXTRA & Banner, Windham, 893-0339. CHARGE! tf46


NORTH BRIDGTON — 1 bedroom apartment, short walk to public beach, no smoking, no pets, $425 per month plus first, last & security. Leave a message at 831RED’S FIREWOOD — Cut, 9093. tf29 split and delivered. Any amounts. Call 615-6342 for details. tf35 SEBAGO — 2-bedroom mobile near Nason’s Beach. WashVEHI­CLES FOR SALE home er/dryer, new rugs. Prefer 2 people. JESUS IS LORD — new and No pets and no smoking. $725 a used auto parts. National locator. month plus utilities & security. 3t27 Most parts 2 days. Good used cars. Call 787-2661. Ovide’s Used Cars, Inc., Rte. 302 CONDO — Slopeside at ShawBridg­ton, 207-647-5477. tf30 nee Peak. Beautiful, 2000 sq. ft., 3-level condo. Fully-furnished and FOR RENT nicely-decorated. Enjoy lake views BEAUTIFUL 4-BEDROOM — and cool mountain breezes this Apartment on Main Street in the summer. Still available for August. center of town, laundry room, din- For rates call 671-8189. 4t26 ing room, large kitchen, hardwood floors, breakfast nook, closess, lo- BRIDGTON — Single-bedroom cated above a storefront. $900 plus apartment, convenient location. utilities. Ann 207-939-3747. tf27 No dogs. Off-street parking. Utilities included. $775 month plus CASCO — Completely furnished 1-month security deposit, referencrooms, heat, lights & cable TV in- es a must. Contact Shannon 207cluded. $125 weekly. No pets. Call 461-0025 or Victor 207-650-8071. cell, 207-595-4946. tf46 27t4x


Town of Denmark

The Town of Denmark is accepting applications to fill a full-time position with benefits in its Public Works Department. A valid Class A or B driver’s license, experience in operation of heavy equipment and mechanical aptitude are required. Pre-employment drug and alcohol testing are required. Applicants must be 18 years of age or older. Applications and job description may be picked up at the Denmark Town Office during normal business hours, or may be found on the Town’s website at: The Town of Denmark is an equal opportunity employer.


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

LAWN CARE — bark mulch installed, mowing, trees cut down, brush cutting, garage clean-outs, light trucking and more. Call 5958321. 6t24x

AIR CONDITIONER — Friedrich, quiet master, heavy-duty series, 230 volt. $250. Call 6478026. 1t29



Experienced CNC Machinist


Growing company in Fryeburg is seeking an experienced CNC machinist for a lead position on 2nd Shift (Mon. – Thurs. 3:15 p.m. to 1:45 a.m.). Applicants must have experience with CNC Vertical Mills and CNC Lathes, offsetting, adjusting CNCs and programming experience. Manual mill, engine lathe, CAD/CAM experience preferred. Requires good work ethic, reliable transportation and references. Pay based on experience.

Alvin J. Coleman & Son Inc. is actively seeking mechanics to perform repair and preventative maintenance on a fleet of heavy trucks and equipment. Position is full-time, year-round, and available today. HIRING BONUS available and is based on experience. Ask for details. Health Benefits and 401k Available.

Submit resume to: Dearborn Bortec, PO Box 310, Fryeburg, ME 04037, or e-mail to:


Discriminatory Advertising under the Fair Housing Act

NATURALLY NICE — Landscaping Lawns mowed, rototilling gardens, spring cleanups. Free estimates. Call Tony at 647-2458 or 595-5485. 2t29x


Apply online at, stop in, or call Jim Drouin. Alvin J. Coleman & Son, Inc., Rt. 16, Conway, NH 603-447-5936 EOE

The UMBRELLA FACTORY SUPERMARKET Now taking applications for employment.

We have the following positions open for all shifts

EMT Course Sept. 1 to Nov. 22, 2016 No. Conway Fire Become an EMT in less than three months in this “quick“ schedule course. The EMT is the foundation of the volunteer EMS provider and the start of an EMS career. For more Information or to register visit or 207 935 2608


Licensed Charge Nurses

Must be 18 or older. All positions part-time. Apply in person at The Umbrella Factory.

Full-Time – Part-Time – Per Diem

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

NAPLES SHOPPING CENTER Route 302, Naples, ME 207-693-3988

Full-Time – Part-Time – Per Diem

We are a 43-bed skilled nursing facility and 16-bed specialized residential care facility for the memory-impaired. We offer weekend and shift differentials. 2T29CD

Classified advertising is sold in this space at the rate of $3.50 for 20 words or less and 15¢ a word over 20. All ads are payable in advance. Repeats are charged at the same rate as new ads. Ads taken over the phone must be called in by Monday with payment arriving by Tuesday. A charge of $1.00 per week extra is made for the use of a box number if requested. A charge of $1.00 per classified is made if billing is necessary. Cards of Thanks and In Memoriams are charged at the same rate as classified ads. Poetry is charged by the inch. Classified display is sold at $6.50 per column inch. Classified advertisers must furnish written copy. The Bridgton News assumes no financial responsibility for typographical errors in advertisements other than to reprint that part of any advertisement in which a typographical error occurs. Advertisers will please notify the business office promptly of any errors that may occur, phone 207-647-2851.



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

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

70 Fairview Drive Fryeburg, ME 04037 Phone 207-935-3351 Fax 207-256-8303

We are a small family facility with an excellent reputation for providing quality care while enjoying a home-like atmosphere. If you enjoy fulfilling and meaningful relationships with your residents and their families, then this may be the place for you. Currently accepting applications for:

Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) Part Time / Full time 11-7 shift

Stop by and see Deb at Fryeburg Health Care Center, 70 Fairview Drive, Fryeburg, or visit our website at for an application. Our Fryeburg Early Learning Center is hiring a Teacher Assistant to work as part of a teaching team providing support to meet children’s social, emotional, physical and cognitive development needs. This position may be responsible for maintaining records, observations and data on individual children. Other duties include sharing the responsibility for the proper care and cleanliness of the center. This position is 20–29 hours per week, 38–40 weeks per year. Position start date is August 2016. Hourly rate of pay is based on education and experience. For specific information about the job, please contact Denise Ricker at 739-6541 or A CDA or equivalent early childhood college course work, and experience working with young children are required; an Associate’s Degree in Early Childhood Education is preferred. Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills; considerable stamina to regularly lift, bend, carry and perform other high-energy activities; a valid driver’s license; telephone; computer/wordprocessing skills, preferably Microsoft Office; ability to function autonomously and as part of a team. Pre-employment physical and TB screening, SBI, DMV, DHHS and federal debarment background checks must be completed upon offer of hire and as a condition of employment. Paid time off, paid holidays, 403(b) pension plan with company match, and many other employee discounts offered with local businesses.




FULL-TIME FIRE CHIEF POSITION The Town of Bridgton has an immediate opening for a fulltime Fire Chief with a professional background who has demonstrated success in leading a fire department. Applicants must have experience in managing a workforce of approximately 60–70 volunteer firefighters, multiple fire stations and a minimum of five years management level experience in a similar-sized volunteer department; demonstrate knowledge of fire operations and management procedures; instructor training; Firefighter II or higher; National Incident Management Systems (NIMS) certification; experience with municipal budgeting, community relations, staffing, planning and working with other Town Departments. Interested candidates must submit an application for employment, cover letter, and resume to Robert A. Peabody Jr., Town Manager, Three Chase Street, Suite 1, Bridgton, Maine 04009 by Friday, August 19, 2016, by 4:00 p.m. Additional information is available at or at the Bridgton Town Office. The Town of Bridgton is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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It is the middle of the afternoon and I am relaxing on the screened porch, trying to read a book. A bright yellow goldfinch flies down from the maple tree and lands on the birdbath, about four feet from where I sit, so I stop reading to watch him. He takes a sip of water, flies away, and I pick up my book again. In the past, we did not provide water for the birds because we had seen them perch on bushes along the shore and drink from the lake, but one day, we saw a pretty birdbath and decided to buy it. It is a shallow pottery dish, with a blue glazed interior, designed to hang from slender chains. We hung it on the porch, filled it with water, and waited for birds, but all that season, the birds showed no interest. Finally, we took the thing down and stashed it in the basement, where it languished for years.

Last year, we happened to notice it behind some bags of potting soil, and were on the verge of getting rid of it when inspiration struck. We would use it to catch and disperse the rainwater that pours off a valley in our porch roof, and splashes up onto the porch and onto the furniture. We put some small rocks in the pottery dish and set it down onto the cement step a few inches outside our screened porch. Our plan worked beautifully. Now when it rains, the dish collects water from the roof, the rocks prevent it from splashing up, and the porch furniture stays dry. For a while, we thought that was the end of the project, until one day a chipmunk ventured up to the water-filled dish and timidly placed a foot up on the edge. It raised the other foot, and with both little feet pressed onto the rim of the dish the little critter leaned in and

drank, causing tiny ripples to wiggle across the surface. Soon, other chipmunks got the idea, coming to drink at what eventually became known as the Chipmunk Spa. Now in its second season, the Spa is still popular with chipmunks, and has also become a favorite stopping place for birds. We keep it filled with water, and the small rocks not only make it look a bit more natural and inviting but also provide places for birds to stand. Our screened porch acts as a bird blind, where we can sit and quietly watch the activity at the Spa. My book still rests on my lap, unread, as I watch a tufted titmouse wade into the Spa and look around, considering whether it is safe to take a bath. The little bird bends down until its breast touches the water, but quickly straightens up and looks around again, alert to a possible predator. Two sugar


nology, he has asked that I — only slightly more adept at computers — send to the BNews his response to Tom McLaughlin’s editorial piece in the July 14 issue in which Tom challenges governmental responses to poverty. Here are Jan’s words: There are many who wind up behind the eight ball, for many reasons, including being people of color, discriminated against from birth (in education, jobs, housing, healthcare, etc.). Many are discriminated against just by the sin of parental poverty. There are also those whose jobs were eliminated when firms and financiers behind them were too big to fail, but their workers were too small to give a fig about, or when the aforesaid financiers took production and jobs overseas and brought the products back at sky-high prices. Sickness too and dreadful environmental situations (care for a glass of Flint, Mich. water, anyone, or fracking, or coal dust ad nauseam) can render those without the buffer of inherited or invested funds vulnerable to hardships those with capital stashed away and “too big to fail” need never fear, much less experience — short of revolution, which usually hurts the poor a great deal (they can’t get away). So, it’s not a matter of saving for a rainy day; it’s a matter of surviving a flood of inequality from birth. Janucz Czubakowski Bridgton

vival was and still is assumed to be automatically followed by uninterrupted financial advancement. Most folks would rather cherish illusion rather than make attempts to cope with uncomfortable reality. Awareness of truth and examining facts in preparation for progressive change has become extremely unpopular among those of us who continue to benefit financially or emotionally by maintaining the status quo. There may still be a few public school systems in America that enjoy a level of financial stability, which could comfortably include travel to foreign countries within their established curriculums.  We are currently challenged by the results of scrambling our order of financial allotment priorities for our public schools for several decades. The steadily increasing involvement of the federal government in the financing and curriculum development in public schools has been a subtle negative influence upon the decline of interest in pursuing teaching as a career. How are school boards supposed to maintain former levels of service when faced with continuous decreases in availability of funds? How is it rational to put foreign travel availability ahead of funding school meal programs, purchasing and maintaining school buses, providing books, supplies and constantly escalating replacement of electronic equipment, and providing salaries for not only teachers but other vital support service positions that will allow them to meet their financial commitments? How is it logical to expect that young college graduates facing years of paying off student loans are going to jump at the chance to use portions of their relatively meager entry-level incomes to pay for their students’ necessary supplies on a regular basis? Could debating the issue of safety for foreign travel be one way of postponing a realization that our public schools may be forced to offer only instruction, etc. that will meet basic educational needs for every student enrolled rather than a select few? There can be severely regrettable consequences for making promises that aren’t

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Bird Watch by Jean Preis BN Columnist water feeders hang from low shepherd’s hooks stuck into the garden beside the Spa, and when a hummingbird lands on the nearest one its presence seems to give the titmouse enough confidence to flutter its wings, scatter a few droplets of water off to the side, and then lower itself again, this time vigorously splashing water up under its wings. Within the space of about a minute, the titmouse dips into the bath five times, until it is quite soaked, and its wet feathers are dark and stuck together. It springs up from the bath and lands on a twig of the small lilac bush

that overhangs the Spa, flutters its wings a few times to dry off, and then flies away to find a more protected spot to preen and rearrange its newly washed plumage. A chickadee comes down for a quick drink, and after it flies away I manage to read a paragraph in my book, until a chipping sparrow lands on the rim of the dish. Another chipping sparrow comes and perches beside it, and moments later a goldfinch replaces both of them. I finally give up trying to read, close my book, and wait to see what happens next at the Spa.

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made by the opposing sides, other than to say that, whatever your understanding of the issue(s) may be, everyone should benefit from attending these meetings. The next panel discussion will be on Issue #2 on the Ballot: “An Act to Establish The Fund to Advance Public Kindergarten to Grade 12 Education,” also at the Caswell Conservancy in Harrison at 42 Main Street (the old library building). Meet and Greet starts at 6:30 p.m., with the panel discussion starting promptly at 7 p.m. All remaining events are on the last Tuesday of the month, same time, same location and will be, in order: “Background checks on Gun LETTERS, Page 8D

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To the Editor: The Caswell Conservancy in Harrison held a panel discussion last week on the legalization of marijuana, the first of five discussions on issues on this November’s ballot. The four-person panel consisted of two members on each side of marijuana legalization, with each panelist making initial statements. It was then opened up to questions by the audience. I won’t discuss the points

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(Continued from Page 3D) (or biked) the path in the mornings or evenings, I would count at least eight deer. What was weird for me is that the deer usually stayed where it was. Even at my parents’ home in Roseburg near the steep cliffs of cattle-grazing country, the deer seldom ran away from human presence. The deer in Maine maintain a distance. In fact, I have a new nickname for Maine’s white-tailed deer. High-tail-it deer. Back to Sunriver. Everyone who was on the deck had been observing the two fawns for some time. My sister Denise passed by me on the way to get her daughter Devon so she could videotape the deer. The three of us went quietly through the open slider. However, we stepped into the yard just as a bicyclist seemingly spooked the group of deer. Or perhaps they were ready to move on. My sister was barefoot and handed me her cell phone, which was set on video record. The mom and twins headed to the bridge. I started taking video as the deer trotted onto the bridge with her twins following behind. The bridge was a popular place for photos. So, at the time, several groups of people on foot and on bicycle were stopped there. The mother deer continued to walk cautiously in that direction — toward the bridge. At the same time, the kids (my nieces and nephews) were following the deer onto the bridge. One of the boys said, “We come in peace.” Because my viewpoint faced west, the glaring sun briefly blinded me. I stepped out of the sun’s glare and watched the fawn bolt toward the railing and almost bounce off it. There was a lot of chaos. I heard snippets of incorrect wildlife advice from the crowd. All three deer were in state of panic. Again, the fawn ran toward the railing at a fierce pace, and it disappeared into the river. Less than a minute later, the other fawn found safe passage through the crowd. With its mother close behind, the fawn dashed toward the meadow. I was one of about 30 people who witnessed this interaction between humans and wildlife. My attention turned to the fawn that had just jumped off the bridge. Looking down, I spotted it underwater in the reeds. Without hesitation, I scrambled down the rocky bank and into the water in my flip flops. I lifted the fawn’s head out of the water. It kicked its legs, causing its body to spin and me to lose my hold. Its head was submerged underwater again. For a second time, I held the fawn’s face above the water. Behind me, I heard the sound of heavy footsteps and small rocks falling downhill. A big man appeared beside me. Given the circumstances, I cannot reliably remember whether I had put down the cell phone on a rock, or if I still held it in one hand. Accidently, I had (audio) recorded much of what happened, including me saying, “I don’t think its neck is broken.” I asked the man if he wanted to help lift the deer out of the river. He did, saying, “It doesn’t look good.” Its tongue was gray instead of pink. No blood or signs of broken bones. We walked out from under the bridge and someone yelled, “Don’t touch it. If you touch it, the mom won’t take it back.” I told the guy that was a wives’ tale, just in case he was feeling badly about it. The fawn was kicking, and the man had no choice but to let it go. Lickety-split, without even shaking away the water, the deer ran in the opposite direction as the mother. For about an hour, people on bicycles searched for it. Me? I relied on my belief that the fawn would find its mother. Inside the home, there was much torment: One of the boys was crying that he had inadvertently killed a baby deer. Devon had vowed to become a vegetarian and to adopt all unwanted animals. My daughter kept silent. In places where nonpredatory wildlife and humans coexist, clashes still happen. Yes, such interactions can alter our thinking, can wring out our emotions. But, the fawn was alive.


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Gordon E. Brown

James F. McMahon Sr.

Glenn T. Eldridge

SCARBOROUGH — Gordon E. Brown, 81, passed away Friday, July 15, 2016, at Maine Medical Center. Born in Bridgton, Gordon was the son of the late William and Leona (Capron) Brown. He graduated from Fryeburg Academy, Class of 1953. Gordon married Joan Toman on August 24, 1957. Together, they shared nearly 59 years of marriage and raised three children. Gordon honorably served his country in the United States Army from 19581964. During his service, he was stationed at Edgewood Arsenal in the U.S. Army Chemical Corps. Following his discharge, he worked as a truck driver for JP Stevens, Hallamore and ultimately Hannaford Trucking, where he retired from in 2002. During his time with Hannaford alone, he drove more than one million miles. Even as recent as this year, Gordon enjoyed riding his motorcycle and maintaining his property. He enjoyed spending time at Bug Light and was a communicant of St. John the Evangelist/Holy Cross Church. Above all else, Gordon will be remembered as a hardworking, humble and kind individual who was always ready to help anyone in need. He adored his wife, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. In addition to his parents; Gordon was predeceased by his beloved daughter, Judith (Brown) Anderschat. He was also predeceased by his sister, Barbara Brown; brothers, Ernest, Howard, Roger and Stanley. He is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Joan Brown; sons, William E. Brown of Wells and Gregory M. Brown of Saco; his five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; sisters, Beverly Harmon of Bridgton and Judith Doten of Westbrook; and many nieces and nephews. Visiting hours were held on Wednesday at Conroy-Tully Walker South Portland Chapel, 1024 Broadway, South Portland. Prayers will be recited at 10:15 a.m., Thursday, at the Chapel, followed by an 11 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial at Holy Cross Church, 124 Cottage Road, South Portland. Burial with Military Honors will follow at Black Point Cemetery, Scarborough. Arrangements are under the direction of the Conroy-Tully Walker Funeral Homes. To view Gordon’s memorial page or to share an online condolence, please visit www.ConroyTullyWalker. com Those desiring may make memorial contributions to the Animal Refuge League of Greater Portland, PO Box 336, Westbrook, ME 04098.

FRYEBURG — James Francis McMahon Sr., 88, passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by loved ones on Sunday, July 10, 2016 after a courageous battle with Alzheimer’s.
 Jim, as he was known to family and friends, was born July 1, 1928 in Peabody Mass. to Dorothy Pierce McMahon and James Francis McMahon. 
Jim grew up in Peabody and lived most of his adult life in Danvers, Mass. In 1970, Jim and his family moved to Lee, N.H., where he set up shop and ran McMahon’s Variety for 12 years before his daughter’s family took it over and it became Mick and Herbs. 
Jim was a proud veteran, who served in the Navy during World War II and then went on to become a Marine, who fought valiantly in the Korean War as a member of the 2nd Marine Division. Jim was honored to be referred to as one of “The Chosin Few” for his bravery and fortitude during the brutal 17-day battle of the Chosin Reservoir in the winter of 1950. 
 Jim was a championship 10-pin bowler. He competed in many national championships and bowled into his late 70s. His crowning achievement was bowling 13 strikes in a row. He loved driving and traveling, which he did well into his 80s. Jim was a family many who loved children and always had a smile on his face. He could often be heard telling stories, jokes or even an anecdote while grinning in his mischievous way, always with that Irish twinkle in his eye. 
Jim loved classic Irish music and Native American drumming. He would often be seen at the local powwows tapping his feet along to the beat of the drums. 
 Jim spent the last 12 years calling Fryeburg his home. He could be found most days with his wife, Atheline, at his favorite spots in Dunkin’ Donuts or Walmart, proudly sporting his United States Marines jacket and one of his veteran’s baseball caps. Jim was a lifelong Red Sox fan and would rarely miss a game on television. 
 Jim was predeceased by his first wife of 35 years, Barbara Sheehan McMahon; his second, wife Mildred “Mickey” Bizzocchi; his daughter, Cynthia Osborne; brothers, Robert “Bob” McMahon, Ronald “Gus” McMahon, Donald “Donnie” McMahon and John McMahon; and sister, Lorraine “Sis” McMahon. Jim leaves behind his loving wife of 10 years, Atheline Ambrose McMahon; his daughter, Margaret “Mickey” Rollins; son, James F. McMahon Jr.; brothers, Timothy McMahon and Daniel McMahon; sister, Connie Lebrun; 13 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews Jim was loved by many and though he will be deeply missed, he will forever be in our hearts. 
 Visitation was held Friday, July 15, 2016 at the Wood Funeral Home, 9 Warren Street, Fryeburg. Funeral services were held at the funeral home on Saturday morning, July 16, 2016. Interment with military honors followed at the Pine Grove Cemetery in Fryeburg. After, a service reception was held at the Masonic Lodge, 50 Portland Street, Fryeburg. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in Jim’s honor to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675. Words of condolence and tribute may be shared with Jim’s family at

PORTLAND — Glenn True Eldridge, 89, of Gorham died peacefully Thursday, July 14, 2016 at Maine Medical Center. He leaves his wife of 68 years, Gloria Nadine Hale. Born March 25, 1927 in East Baldwin to Ernest Frank Eldridge and Edna Mary Riley, Glenn was one of six siblings. He attended Potter Academy in Sebago until he was drafted into the Army in 1945, where he served as a member of the Military Police stationed in Italy during World War II. Glenn was later honored to receive his diploma from Potter Academy in 2001. He was the first veteran in Maine to receive his diploma since his education was interrupted by the war. Glenn and Gloria raised five children, first in Gorham where he worked in the area as a millwright for many years, later moving to Lebanon, Conn. While in Connecticut, Glenn worked for Electric Boat in Groton, and Pratt Whitney Aircraft in East Hartford. He retired from Pratt Whitney in 1992 after 26 years of service, and he and Gloria quickly returned to Maine. They settled again in Gorham, where they lived since 1993. Never one to hide his love for his wife, Glenn and Gloria were rarely apart. They spent their many years together enjoying their home state of Maine, spending time with their family. Glenn was proud of his children and doted on his grandchildren, and greatgrandchildren. They passed many summer days and nights at the family’s camp in Denmark, where Glenn took every opportunity to regale those who would listen to stories of growing up in Baldwin. Avid travelers late in life, Glenn and Gloria took several trips to the Caribbean and Mexico, accompanied by family members. They also traveled to Florence, Italy, in 2009, returning to where Glenn was stationed as a member of the 101st Military Police. Glenn spent his retirement watching his family grow, and loved spending time with them, playing cards and cribbage. He also enjoyed watching basketball, rooting for UConn, and as a longtime fan, both loving and cursing the Red Sox. Glenn is survived by his wife Gloria and their children, Sharon Geer of Gorham, Sheila Dodds of Boiling Springs, Pa., Stephen Eldridge of Monmouth, Scott Eldridge of Pittsfield, Mass., and Jeffrey Eldridge, of Ellington, Conn.; 14 grandchildren, five greatgrandchildren, and many nieces, nephews, grand-nieces and grandnephews. Glenn was the last of his siblings, predeceased by Harold, Rodney and Paul Eldridge, Norma Thomas, and Jennette Hodge; and his grandson. Visiting hours were held on Tuesday, July 19 at the Dolby Funeral Chapel, 76 State Street, Gorham, where a funeral service followed. Burial was in Eastern Cemetery, Main Street, Gorham. Online condolences may be sent to www.dolbyfuneralchapels. com In lieu of flowers, donations in Glenn’s memory may be made to: American Heart Association, 51 U.S. Route One, Suite M, Scarborough, ME 04074.

Esther L Small RAYMOND — Esther L. Small, 83, passed away peaceful with her loving family by her bedside on Saturday, July 16, 2016. She was born on Sept. 7, 1932, in Portland, to Harland and Bessie Thurlow. She graduated from Windham High School in 1950 and lived in Raymond. Esther was a hard working mother of ten children. She worked as a waitress, housekeeper, and a home care provider. But best of all, she was a wonderful mother. She loved to sew, knit, garden, make wedding cakes, and the most important job was taking care of her kids. She was a great mother, sister, aunt, grandmother, great-grandmother and a great friend to all who knew of her. Esther loved getting out to see all the new sites and loved to ride around in a car. She got to go places like the Maine Wildlife Park, the Portland Head Light, state parks, the Clam Bake, and to the Maine Mall. She enjoyed seeing how things have changed over the years while living with her daughter, Vicki and son in-law, Wayne for the last 2 1/2 years after her strokes. Esther lived a happy and fulfilling life and will be sadly missed. She is predeceased by husband, Carl Small; and her son, Timothy M. Small. She is survived by Brian Small, Michael Small, Malcolm Small, Kerry Small, Melissa Small, all from Raymond, Vicki Varney of Windham, Donna Coady of Auburn, Brenda Durgan of Oxford and Barry Small of Norway; 11 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews; two brothers from Raymond and one from Massachusetts. Visiting hours were held Tuesday, July 19 at Hall Funeral Home, 165 Quaker Ridge Road, Casco. Burial will be private at The Raymond Village Cemetery. Online condolences may be left for the family at

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John’s two favorite passions in life were his drumming and lobstering. He had the pleasure of being the drummer of the band at our daughter’s wedding. He completely enjoyed 10 years of lobstering with our son Jesse, out in “The Splinter,” a wooden Jonesport lobster boat the two of them restored together, and fished out of Casco Bay, mooring it in Falmouth.

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With endless love, Valerie, Holly, Jesse, your 11 grandchildren, your brother and five sisters

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WEST BALDWIN — Daniel William Trafford, 58, of West Baldwin passed away on Monday, July 11, 2016. Dan was born on Feb. 11, 1958, in Duluth, Minn. In 1963, the family relocated to Poland Spring and eventually settled in Baldwin. He attended Sacopee Valley High School. Over the years, he worked as a farmhand, a machinist and expanded his career to cover all aspects of excavation, forestry and trucking. Dan was mechanically gifted and loved to figure out how machinery worked. He enjoyed rebuilding old equipment and bringing it back to life. He proudly sculpted their land and handcrafted their home on Douglas Hill. Dan enjoyed boating and sailing, exploring Maine and New Hampshire’s historic landmarks, and spending time with his grandchildren in his workshop and at the soccer field. He leaves behind his wife, Helen Terri (Litrocapes) Trafford; sons Nicholas Jon Trafford and Christopher Jon Trafford; three grandchildren; his mother, Virginia Juth Trafford; sisters Donna Trafford Ward, Deborah Trafford Payton and Darlene Trafford Leavitt; brothers Darryl, Dean and Donald Trafford; many nieces and nephews and extended family. WINDHAM — Robert F. Steele Jr., He was preceded in death by his father, Donald Wesley Trafford. 46, passed away on Monday, July 11, A memorial service was held Monday, July 18, at Watson Neal 2016, from a fall at his home. & York Funeral Home in Cornish. Robb was born on March 11, 1970, in Westbrook, the son of Julie Chadbourne Steele and Robert F. Steele Sr. Robb was known for his great sense of humor and his one-liner jokes. CASCO — Michael D. Geary, 61, of Poland Spring Road died In addition to his dad, he was predeSaturday, July 16, 2016 at his residence due to health issues. ceased by his brother, Matthew. He was born in Govenor’s Island, N.Y. on Feb. 6, 1955, a son of Robb is survived by his mother and Coleman and Barbara Geary. step-dad, Julie and Douglas Saunders of Michael was married to Phoebe Polland, who died in 1997. Windham; a sister, Tina Marie Foster of Surviving are his two brothers, Steve Geary of Unionville, Conn. Parsonsfield; his three children, Robert and Timothy Geary of East Hartford, Conn.; his sister, Jean Gagne Patchell of San Diego, Calif., Kahmen Reilly of Casco, and Hailey of Ellington, Conn.; his companion of 16 years, Xena Rolfe of Steele of Hampden; his nephew and two nieces. Casco; nine nieces and nephews. A service and celebration of life was held on Saturday, July 16, At Michael’s request, there will be a private burial at a later date. 2016, in Windham. To express condolences and to participate in Online condolences may be left for the family at Robb’s online tribute, please visit:

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Nicholas A. O’Brien WINDHAM — Nicholas “Nick” Anthony O’Brien, 30, passed away suddenly on Saturday, July 16, 2016. He was born in Bridgton on April Fools in 1986 to parents Charles A. O’Brien, Sr. (deceased) and Darlene D. Soule. Nick, as a lover of anime cartoons, video gaming, and snowboarding, spent his free time with his friends and family enjoying these activities as well as engaging in long philosophical conversations about the world, the universe, and any other topic he felt inspired by or frustrated with. He enjoyed spending time with Kaleigh, his fiancée Tanya’s daughter, gaming and playing. As an adult he followed his brothers into the family business, installing and finishing hardwood floors, until he found his passion in the kitchen. He spent his last years cooking at The Galley in Naples and Rustlers in Windham. He loved the atmosphere of the kitchen, the hustle of trying to organize the chaos of a kitchen on a busy night. Nick loved his family, his friends, and his fiancée Tanya and her daughter Kaleigh, and spent the majority of his life making sure the people around him were enjoying theirs. He is survived by his fiancée Tanya Berry and her daughter Kaleigh of Casco; mother Darlene Soule of Casco; brothers Charlie, Corey, and Daniel of Casco; nephew Leo O’Brien of Casco; grandmothers Barbara O’Brien and Judith Soule of Casco; aunts and uncles Edward and Sharon O’Brien of Portland, Stephan and Carmella LeBrun of Shapleigh, and Chris and Deane Vasiles of Moyock, N.C.; as well as many cousins. He was predeceased by his father Charles O’Brien Sr.; and both of his grandfathers Donald Soule and Edward O’Brien Sr. Online condolences may be shared with his family at Funeral services will be held on Saturday, July 23, at 10 a.m., at Chandler Funeral Homes & Cremation Service, 8 Elm Street in Bridgton. Family and friends may attend visitation on Friday, July 22, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Virginia N. Beach RAYMOND — Virginia (Ginny) Norton Beach, 85, of Raleigh, N.C. and Raymond, passed away on Wednesday, July 13, 2016, at home in Raymond after a long battle with cancer. She was born on Sept. 11, 1930 in Portland, daughter of Clarence F. and Ruth Knight Norton. She was a 1948 graduate of Deering High School and a 1952 graduate of the University of Maine at Orono, where she majored in English. She stayed connected with friends from both classes throughout her life. On Aug. 23, 1952, she married Elwood M. Beach at Congress Street UMC in Portland. In each of the eight states where they resided, they quickly integrated into church and community activities. Music was always an important part of her life, playing violin and handbells for many occasions. She was a substitute music teacher in several school systems and also taught ESL. She still was in contact with people from most of the places she lived. She enjoyed traveling to many parts of Europe and Australia. Maine was home and for over 25 years, she and Elwood spent five months in Maine with family and friends at the lake and seven months in Raleigh with friends there. She inspired many with her positive attitude throughout her life and lived her ambition to be happy. Virginia is survived by her husband of nearly 64 years, Elwood; her daughters, Katherine Mithoefer of Merrimack, N.H. and Linda Bible of Wilmer, Ala.; a son, David Beach of West Covina, Calif.; five grandsons; her sister, Carol Norton Hall of Raymond and Lee Dale Shores, Va.; and many nieces, nephews and cousins living around the country. A celebration of her life will be held at the East Raymond Chapel in Raymond at 2 p.m. on Saturday, July 23, 2016, and at Hayes Barton UMC in Raleigh, N.C. at 1 p.m. on Aug. 23, 2016. Interment will be at a later date in Pine Grove Cemetery in Falmouth. Online condolences may be left for the family at Friends wishing to honor Virginia may make a donation to the Beach Family Scholarship at the University of Maine Foundation, 2 Alumni Place, Orono, ME 04459-5792.

Lovell Old Home Days Parade

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(Continued from Page 5D) Sales;” “Minimum Wage,” and “Ranked-choice voting.” Bob Casimiro Bridgton

A fine colleague

To The Editor: For the past four years, I have had the pleasure of serving alongside Rep. Christine Powers on the Maine Legislature’s Transportation Committee. Throughout the time we’ve spent together in hearings, workshops or even just conversations in the hallway, Rep. Powers has consistently impressed me as an intelligent, thoughtful and hardworking person. As a committee chairman, one of my jobs is to build consensus and get people on the same page regardless of party affiliation. I have always been able to count on Rep. Powers to get beyond the usual twoparty squabbles, and, thanks to her and our colleagues, we reach more bipartisan consensus on behalf of Maine people than any other committee. I’ve seen firsthand Rep. Powers’ dedication to her con-

stituents, whether it’s her advocacy for repairing roads, bridges and culverts or her work on the highway budget. She also convinced us to vote for renaming the Naples Bay Bridge after the late Robert Neault, a man who dedicated so much of his time to restoring the causeway. It was an honor to meet his family and friends and learn about the good work he had done. I want to send my sincerest thanks to the people of Naples, Sebago, Baldwin, Cornish and Parsonsfield for such a fine colleague. Rep. Andrew McLean Gorham

Opinions either donated gift certificates or gifts: RW Merrill Electric Contractor, QC Services, Walmart of Oxford and Windham, Cumberland Farms of Norway, Mr. Butcher, Toni Fuller (Antonette’s Kitchen), Opal Gardner, Gail Butterfield, Ryan Holt, Tractor Supply of Oxford, Vacationland Campground, Henry and

Nancy Hudson, Popcorn Lov, Black Horse Tavern, Random Pottery, Paint the Town, Lyndsay Denison (Tupperware consultant), Tricia Cook (Scentsy consultant), JoAnna McKay (Tastefully Simple consultant), Bridgton Twin Drive-in, Worster’s Marine, Jo-Ann Fabrics, Renys, Ari’s Pizza and Subs, Beth’s Kitchen

Happy kids your fault

To The Editor: As coordinator of Harrison’s Christmas is for Children Project, I would like to formally thank all of the businesses that donated prizes for our raffle booth at Harrison Old Home Days. I know it is hard as a small business to be continually asked for donations, but we really appreciated all the generous support we received, especially at the last minute. With your help and generosity, the children in Harrison will have a special Christmas. Thank you to the following businesses and individuals who

I would never have made it through this first year without you! Also, thanks to Jennifer Edwards and Amanda Casey, who helped me in the booth and Carol Doucette for all her guidance. With much gratitude,  Penny Bean Coordinator Christmas is for Children Project Harrison

Thanks to all

To The Editor: The Sebago Lions Club wishes to thank all that made our yard sale and barbecue great successes again this year. Remember, we work hard to serve you! Lion Diana Letellier Sebago Lions Club

With the tick

RECOGNITION & WINE TASTING — J.Decor has just been recognized by Wine Spectator as an “Outstanding Wine Shop” in their latest issue, “The List — Where To Drink Well.” In celebration, J.Decor will be hosting a wine tasting featuring Spanish wines this Saturday, July 23 from noon to 5 p.m. As always, tastings are free and open to the public. Please join the celebration at 31 Main Street, Bridgton, on Historic Main Hill.

Trying to stay on top of things

(Continued from Page 3D) on the 14th floor of the Doubletree Hotel in Crystal City. The Pentagon is next door with Arlington National Cemetery beyond it and we could see across the Potomac to Washington City to Capitol Hill. Ruth had bought everyone a round of drinks there when we buried Ted and we all toasted their memory. At the hotel was a reunion of another extended family calling itself the DSFT, or Demery, Farley, Syas, Taylor Family. Four hundred of them wore red T-shirts and I’d get snippets of information from members during elevator rides. In an extended conversation with one, I learned they’re all descended from two brothers who were “free people of color” in the late 18th and early 19th centuries and fought in the Battle of New Orleans. For this, they were granted special permission to live as free blacks in Louisiana, which would not otherwise have allowed it. Their descendants have kept in touch for two

Café, Hannaford Bridgton, McDonald’s of Bridgton, Dunkin’ Donuts of Bridgton, Waterworks Car Wash, Brill Lumber, Oxford Mill End Store, 100 Aker Wood, PenBeth Farms, Depot Street Tap House, Olde Mill Tavern, White Wulff Farm, Hancock Lumber, Towanda’s, Sue’s Needhams, Corn Shop Trading, Riverside Lodge and Sauna, Aubuchon Hardware, The Inside Scoop, Subway of Bridgton, Rite Aid of Bridgton, Sportshaus, Paula Leino-Temple Hill Boutique, Northeast Bank, Steamboat Landing, Village Tie-Up, Ruby Slippers Café & Bakery and Raymond’s Frozen Custard. A very special “thank you” to Lakeside Grange #63 for all of their help with donations and pickup of prizes.  A huge “thank you” to Opal Gardner, who went door-todoor asking for donations.

centuries and still meet every two years. And speaking of family reunions, last week I guided members of the Stiles Family to the lonely, 1848 grave of ancestor Olive Stiles for the third time. It’s on the slope of Stiles Mountain in the White Mountain National Forest and hard to find. Ten of them were making a side trip from their larger reunion in New York City. As she lay on her deathbed, Ruth told her loved ones she knew she was going to her Lord. That awareness gave her strength to die with peace and dignity, which in turn helped ease the loss for everyone. Also, the DSFT family reunion activities included “Family Worship” on Sunday, the day we left. Awareness of where we all come from strengthens families and our country. The Founding Fathers understood this when they wrote: “We are endowed by our Creator with certain inalienable rights…” Ruth would agree that it’s good to remember that at a time when our families and our country are feeling strain. Tom McLaughlin of Lovell is a retired middle school U.S. History teacher.

(Continued from Page 3D) One of the less sympathetic problems of being single is that there is no one to look for ticks in places I can’t. This is not an effective pick-up line, by the way. Recently, I made an appointment with my doctor to check out a tick on my back. After a cursory examination, the medical professional suggested I did more damage to myself with the variety of home tick removal devices than the little arachnid could have done. It is hard aiming a power tool using mirrors! In the past, I have used this column to express my feelings and whims, but I have always remained, at least marginally, within the guidelines that Earth Notes sets out. In that spirit, I’ve done some research. Ticks thrive in wetter environments. They overwinter best when there is less snow cover. Maine’s unusually healthy deer and turkey populations seem to be linked to milder winters and more ticks. A particular tick, when amassed with several thousand pals, can actually kill a moose. Dogs are like magnets to ticks. Once in my house, ticks rappel down off the dog and head for my jeans. Flatlanders carry them across the Piscataqua Bridge in luggage. They are famously impossible to dispatch although in a separate rant I could expand upon the various cruel, but effective ways I’ve discovered to finish them off. From that mound of unimpeachable facts I can conclude that, once again, climate change is at work creating a hospitable environment for the tick in Maine. I know there are still a few holdouts, who think climate change is a ruse. I want them in the lead on my hikes, wearing baggy jeans, no socks and a brown mohair sweater. “Hey, you. Walk closer to that tall grass.” All of my hikes are concluded with a beer and a sandwich. In fact, I call it a “beer and a sandwich” instead of a “hike.” I could be content with rubbery legs, the soreness, the sweat-soaked clothes, and a beer until I discover a tick on my neck. My hiking tally so far this summer includes, one hike — two beers — 11 ticks. Oh, and one very frightened waitress. Price Hutchins is at the peak of a mediocre career. This career includes restaurant owner, carpenter, toilet paper salesperson, stay-at-home dad, chemical salesperson, entrepreneur, and now Home Depot Associate. Price continues to throw money and sweat at the big yellow house in Lovell.

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