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Fireworks sparking widespread complaints As the old saying goes, you can’t fix stupid, — Harrison Town Manager George “Bud” Finch

BRAG grant sought By Gail Geraghty Staff Writer Bridgton Selectmen agreed July 24 to pursue a grant that would, if funded, provide up to $200,000 for improvements to the BRAG Sports Complex. A decision must wait until next spring, but the town needs to apply now if it wants a shot at money from the federal Land & Water Conservation fund, said Anne Krieg, Director of Planning, Economic and Community Development. “It’s been unfunded for a couple of years,” but funding is now available, she said. However, the grant requires a 50% match from the town, with awards capped at $200,000. If Bridgton won the full amount, voters would need to approve the match. “It could be used for a playground, trails, a concession stand, bathrooms” or other amenities the complex will require to be a fully-functioning recreational facility for residents, said Krieg, who is working with Recreation Director Tom Tash on the grant project. The mission of the Land and Water Conservation fund is all about “having more children enjoy the outdoors.” BRAG Board President Bill Macdonald said the board is willing to adjust its construction schedule to maximize use of the grant funds if they are awarded. No additional taxpayer dollars would need to be requested by BRAG if the grant is funded, he said. Historical walking trail? Bridgton Historical Society Trustee Lega Medcalf asked the board to consider providing up to $3,000 to help fund the society’s effort to estab-

By Gail Geraghty Staff Writer Downtown Bridgton residents are realizing too late that they should have pressed harder last year for a fireworks ordinance in town, knowing a state law was to make the sale and use of consumer fireworks legal as of Jan. 1, 2012. Since the 4th of July, some say the evening peace of their residential neighborhoods has been disrupted by loud reports

from fireworks — and they want it to stop. “On July 25 after 9 p.m., an explosion sent (two dogs) plus three of my kitties scrambling to hide under my bed and my computer desk. My Yorkie jumped on me and was shivering,” said Paulina Dellosso of Walker Street. Highland Lake Resort owner Woody Woodward, a selectman, is also aware of loud con-

sumer fireworks, often called “mushrooms,” going off near his North High Street property. “My guests are tired of being awakened at 10 or 11 p.m. by major explosions across the road or at the next door property,” said Woodward. “People have told me of sparks raining down on their trees and houses. I, personally, have been surprised by what is now legal for the general public to possess

COOLING DOWN — After running four miles in humid weather during last Saturday’s 34th Annual Casco Days Road Race, winner James Lepage (right) of Cumberland and a Seeds of Peace counselor, and runner-up Tim Even of

and use.” It’s an unwelcome surprise for many, not only in Bridgton but also in other Lake Region towns. Harrison voters passed a fireworks ban at the June Town Meeting, but selectmen there, mindful of the Independence Day holiday and Old Home Days, delayed authorizing penalties for the sale or use of consumer fireworks until their July 19 meeting. They approved a fine of not less

than $50 for the first offense, $100 for a second offense or $500 for any additional offenses, plus court costs. Fryeburg Selectmen, meanwhile, on July 5, reinstated a Dec. 1, 2011 resolution banning the use of fireworks on any town property. The resolution states that selectmen want the ban to remain in effect “on an indefinite basis,” but recognizes that state FIREWORKS, Page A

Stoneham cool down under a water hose just beyond the finish line. Lepage won his second straight Casco title. He will be running for the Bates College cross-country team this fall. Seee race times on Page 1C. (Rivet Photo)

New ‘dropbox’ safe way to dispose of drugs By Gail Geraghty Staff Writer A new prescription drug turn in safe has been installed in the foyer of the Bridgton Police Department’s Dispatch Center, giving residents the convenience of being able to dispose of unneeded prescription drugs anytime on weekdays. “I’m really excited about it,” said Police Officer Donald

“Mac” McCormick, who applied for a received a grant to purchase the safe. McCormick said having this extra option, in addition to scheduled drug turn in programs, will likely increase the amount of unused drugs turned in by the public. Bridgton Police Chief Kevin Schofield told the Bridgton Board of Selectmen about the safe at their last meeting. “This

program affords residents another opportunity to safely dispose of unused medications in an environmentally sound manner by keeping them out of water supplies, sewer and septic systems,” Schofield said in a written statement. “Quick and proper disposal of unused medications also significantly reduces the risk of their improper use and the potential

for associated substance abuse related issues.” McCormick became interested in removing unused prescription drugs from the waste stream even before the federal Drug Enforcement Agency began their annual prescription drug turn in program three years ago, he said. McCormick said he secured agreements years ago from

both the Bridgton Health & Residential Care Center on the Portland Road and North Bridgton Family Practice to turn over their unused medications. Since then, he has spearheaded the department’s efforts in the FDA’s annual turn in program. In terms of the potential for youth abuse for unused medi-

steps in Hacker’s Hill preservation. A step already taken: The real estate deal has been sealed. “It feels real, finally. It finally happened. We are all just so happy,” said Carrie Walia, the executive director for Loon Echo Land Trust (LELT). On Thursday, LELT became the owners of the 27-acre parcel of Hacker’s Hill when the Hall family and the nonprofit finalized the real estate deal. The acreage was sold at the stateappraised price of $700,000. Walia said she felt the relief of wrapping up the land purchase before Thursday’s handshakes and prior to handing off the check. “Earlier, when we got word that the last of the title issues were worked out and the paper-

work was ready, it became real. I thought, ‘I am not going to wait another week, or two, or three weeks,’” she said. “It was a big relief that the puzzle pieces fell into place,” she said. As the closing time neared, the landowners’ lawyer discovered issues with multiple names on the title, which delayed the land buyout by about a month. “It happened five weeks later than the initial planned

closing date. We got a little nervous while the attorneys were doing their work. But it was worth the wait to make certain it got done correctly,” Walia said, adding the entire land trust staff is excited about completing this milestone. Even with LELT holding the deed that promises public access, the trek is not over. The path to ownership SALE, Page A

DEAL COMPLETED — Loon Echo Land Trust (LELT) Executive Director Carrie Walia opens the gate to Hacker’s Hill 753-foot summit. On Thursday, LELT purchased the 27acre parcel for $700,000 to insure future public access. (De Busk Photo)

By Dawn De Busk Staff Writer CASCO — The gates will be open to the public for future generations — as a local land trust took over the ownership of Hacker’s Hill last week. Actually, for decades, people have been allowed access to this mountain’s summit and trail systems. The previous private landowners, the Hall family, permitted this. Now, the continued preservation of the 753-foot mountain is a reality. Traditional uses, ranging from kite flying to inseason hunting, can continue on the land. Creating a 10-year land management plan — with the help of the community and support of the previous caretakers — appears to be one of the next



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Casco Day Parade favorites CASCO — Despite a shower, the Casco Days Grand Parade was a real treat for those lining Main Street on Saturday afternoon. Voted best overall parade entry, Grand Prize winner, was Pears Ice Cream. Friends and Family Category: First place to “There’s No Place Like Home in Casco,”; second place to Cub Scouts. Camp Category: First place to Camp Agawam; second place to Camp Netop; third place to Camp Cedar. Local Business Category: First place to Brooks Family Daycare; second place to Wanda Plummer’s Dance Studio; third place to Evergreen Electric. Photos above taken by Wayne E. Rivet. See Page 10D for photos and results from the Casco Days Kids’ Parade, which was held last Friday night.

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Casco hears about FOIA changes By Dawn De Busk Staff Writer CASCO — New legislation governing the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) goes into effect on Aug. 30. On Tuesday, the Casco Board of Selectmen held a workshop with the town attorney so members could be brought up-to-date about changes to the FOIA in Maine. Town Attorney Natalie Burns also outlined how the act will remain the same. Following the workshop and during its regular meeting, the board unanimously appointed, as required by the new law, the Public Access Officer. Town Manager Dave Morton was named Public Access Officer

— a title with a job description he has already been fulfilling. Also, in accordance with the recent legislation, Morton appointed two employees who attended the workshop, as public access officers in his absence. The town of Casco has seen a spike in its FOIA requests during the past two years. Since the last quarter of 2010, the Casco Town Office as well as other departments has received almost monthly FOIA requests. Some months, the act was used for a dozen different requests, according to Morton. During Tuesday’s workshop, Casco’s contracted attorney Natalie Burns explained that the

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appointed access information officer must complete the staterequired training, and received the proper certifications. She recommended Morton for that position. Burns explained that the public is not required to go through the public access officer to make FOIA requests. However, at some point, all requests would funnel through the PAO, she said. The FOIA amendments raise the staff time fee to $15 per hour. Previously, municipalities were limited to billing FOIA requests at no more than $10 or one hour of staff work. Staff time could be used to convert public record into usable format. For example, documents recorded digitally would be reproduced as paper

copies, Burns said. However, as has been the case, the recipients of an FOIA request are not required to draft new documents — if none are in existence. “There is no obligation to create a record that does not exist,” Burns said. Also, the town cannot charge a fee — if the person making the information access request is able to look at a file, she said. An electronic record does not have to be disclosed if it cannot be viewed without disclosure of private information, according to Burns. Another new requirement balances the public’s right to know with the town’s security. “If (the town is) purchasing CHANGES, Page A

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By Dawn De Busk Staff Writer NAPLES — A plan to upgrade sections of pavement on half a dozen side roads in Naples is in the works. But first, the Naples Board of Selectmen’s chairman would like to have one good look over at the contract before the bid is officially awarded to the lowest bidder, All States Material Groups, based in Sunderland, Mass. Caron objected to the board’s first motion to the give the bid to All States during Monday night’s regular meeting. “I won’t go with that. I haven’t read it. I want to look at specs. I want to make sure there won’t be cost overruns,” Caron said. He said his desire to double-check the contract was in the best interest of the town’s taxpayers who wanted a costeffective and lasting product when it came to road improvements. “I want to read the language,” Caron said, adding he had received the bid paperwork that evening. Fellow board members withdrew the initial motion, and then voted unanimously to award the bid on condition. The board’s vote gave Town Manager Derek

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Goodine the authority to sign the contract once Caron had read and approved it. Following the vote, Selectman Dana Watson commended Caron for questioning the bid contract and praised the chairman “for doing your job.” Earlier in the meeting, Caron’s first question to the All States representative, Ron Simbari, was how long the product would last. Simbari answered, “For rehabilitation project, you would have good level of reliability for a 7 to 9 year period before having to do reclamation paving again.” Caron responded, “That is less than 10 years.” Selectman Rick Paraschak took the floor, saying, “I’d like to piggyback on Bob’s comments.” “About this technology, I know that it works. This is something we are trying to defend in the community. We are nervous when you say we are going to get 7 to 10 years,” he said. “You are addressing some of the worse areas that have cracked and settled,” Paraschak said, referring to the roads on the repair list. The winning bidder will use ROAD WORK, Page A

Officials to court

CASCO — On Aug. 8, some members of the Casco Board of Selectmen will appear in Superior Court when the case Oren versus The Town of Casco is heard. Town Manager Dave Morton announced during a mid-July board meeting that selectmen had received subpoenas for an upcoming Superior Court case. On Tuesday, Morton, board members including former selectman Barbara York, and town-contracted attorney Natalie Burns went into executive session. The reason cited was “to discuss pending litigation.” The executive session discussion, which was held in the small meeting room, lasted from 7:22 until 8:08 p.m. Later, the town manager kept his comments brief about the court case. “The selectmen and I will be at Superior Court proceedings as a result of a case brought by Jeannine Oren,” Morton said. — D.D.

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(Continued from Page A) or contracting for computer software, it must consider the extent that it will maximize accessibility to public records while keeping the computer system secure,” Burns said. She said what came to her mind when reading that amendment was the town’s assessor, and upcoming revaluation data. “There will be Web access to those (property valuation) records,” she said, adding that the company Vision Government Solution has provided that service to other towns.

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COMMUNITY EFFORT — Dead River Company and Bridgton area residents recently collected boxes of food to benefit the United Methodist Food Pantry. About a hundred pounds of food was collected. On July 20, employees at Dead River Company’s Bridgton office hosted a community open house to get to know and give back to the community it serves. Seen here are Brenda Warren from Dead River Company and Debbie Davenport from United Methodist Church Food Pantry. About 100 pounds of food were collected for the local pantry.

HARRISON — Selectmen at the July 19 meeting voted to set the mill rate for the 2013 fiscal year at $10.20 per thousand, which is six cents less than the amount projected at Town Meeting. Harrison’s overall budget, approved by voters, reflects a $223,881 increase in taxes, $.35 per thousand or 3.6%. “Nobody prefers taxes to go up, well, heck, we don’t even like taxes at all for the most part, but when compared with many other similar communities we have done well this year,” Town Manager George “Bud” Finch said in his weekly update. “Thanks to the staff on the municipal side for all they have done in the name of productivity improvements and cost avoidance to hold our portion of the expenses down.” Finch said the increase breaks down as follows; • $152,257 or 68% for eduHARRISON, Page A

Five Fields takes part in ‘Forever Farm’ Maine Farmland Trust will host an event celebrating farmland preservation in Cumberland County at Five Fields Farm (720 South Bridgton Road, Route 107) in Bridgton on Tuesday, Aug. 14 from 5 to 8 p.m. All members of the public are encouraged to attend. The event is free of charge. Maine Farmland Trust is a statewide nonprofit organization working to permanently preserve and protect Maine’s agricultural lands and to keep Maine’s farms farming. Tuesday evening’s event will celebrate a program titled, “Forever Farms.” “Forever Farms” is a way to celebrate the growing success of farmland protection efforts in Maine. Over the past year, signs that read “Forever Farm” have been installed across the state on farmland in Maine that has been preserved through agricultural easements. Agricultural easements ensure that the land will forever be available for farming. Through this signage, a website, and nine events across the state, Maine Farmland Trust and its partner organizations are raising public awareness about

what we’ve already achieved in Maine, while generating excitement for future farmland preservation. “There is a lot to celebrate about farming in Maine, including the fact that more and more farmland owners see the value of permanently protecting their land and their legacy,” explains Maine Farmland Trust Executive Director John Piotti. Currently, there are over 75 farms in the program already and participation is rapidly growing. There are over two hundred farms protected by agricultural easement in Maine. The “Forever Farm” event will include prepared local produce, organic grilled chicken of Tide Mill Farm in Edmunds, wine from Oyster River Winegrowers of Thomaston, beer from Andrew’s Brewing Company of Lincolnville, and ice cream treats provided by FIVE FIELD FARMS in South Bridgton will host a Maine Dolcelino’s of Camden. The Farmland Trust “Forever Farm” event on Tuesday, Aug. 14 event will also include live from 5 to 8 p.m. Stop by! music by Dog Wants Out and farm tours will be available. Visit for more information about the Forever Farms program and to learn more about the Trust.

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Incidents appearing on the Bridgton Police blotter These items appeared on the Bridgton Police Department blotter (this is a partial listing): Tuesday, July 24 1:58 p.m. A pair of shoes, valued at $70, was stolen at a Main Street store. 2:52 p.m. A patrolman gathered information regarding an alleged sex offense. 8:56 p.m. Police searched for a tan Chevy Trailblazer after receiving a report that the vehicle was traveling too close to another car and was “swerving” in the roadway along Portland Road. 9:24 p.m. Police checked the South High Street area after

receiving a report that a female motorist had struck a deer. Wednesday, July 25 2:25 a.m. An alarm sounded at a Kezar Heights location. Police checked the building. 9:43 a.m. A Harrison Road resident found a kitten under the hood of her truck. She asked the animal control officer to pick up the kitten. 9:18 p.m. Police received two complaints regarding fireworks. 10:58 p.m. Police searched the Hio Ridge Road area after receiving a report of a motor vehicle burglary. Thursday, July 26 2:06 a.m. Police assisted a

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female subject, who was found to be bleeding, at a South High Street location. 4:01 a.m. A 1984 Honda motorcycle, operated by Bradley W. Wears of Bridgton, struck a wall on Highland Road. 12:36 p.m. A two-vehicle collision occurred on Main Street. The drivers were identified as Shannon Malloy of Poland, who was operating a 2002 Mazda, and Barbara Upitis of Ottawa, Ontario, who was operating a 2003 Dodge. 4:31 p.m. A 17-foot 1989 Bass Tracker was reportedly stolen from a Lakeside Pines Road location. 4:56 p.m. A caller asked to meet with a patrolman regarding sex offender registration. 10:50 p.m. Police respond-

ed to a medical situation at a Cottage Street location. Friday, July 27 12:10 p.m. Police checked the wellbeing of a man who was slumped over in his vehicle parked at Food City. The man, a resident of Skowhegan, thought he may have suffered heart attack. 11:32 p.m. Bridgton Police were asked to assist Fryeburg Police with “multiple fights” at a Lovell Road campground. Saturday, July 28 3:06 p.m. A caller inquired what the legal age was for a teenager to be a babysitter. Sunday, July 29 8:35 a.m. A bicycle was reportedly stolen sometime during the night from a Main Street residence. 8:54 a.m. Police investigat-

ed a threatening complaint. 11:08 a.m. Police responded to a single-vehicle crash on Kansas Road, involving a 2002 Saturn operated by Martin T. McInnis of Westbrook. Monday, July 30 8:21 a.m. Police responded to a report of an out-of-control 11-year-old boy, who was armed with a knife. 8:47 a.m. A vehicle parked at a local campground was vandalized during the night. Tires were flat, and the vehicle had been “keyed.” 9:23 a.m. A Punkin Valley Drive resident reported that several shots had been fired in the area. 10:33 a.m. A metal fire pit was stolen from an Edgewater Lane property. 10:34 a.m. Police responded

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(Continued from Page A) road improvement technology in which the pavement is ground up and then reconstituted with asphalt “injections.” As the top coat is paved, the new mixture bonds with the existing road. The roads slated to undergo injected-asphalt paving treatments are Kansas Road, Chaplin Mills Road, Lambs Mill Road, King Hill Road, Lake House Road and Wiley Road. The length of the sections of roadway that will be upgraded range from ½-mile- to 1¼-mile long. The exact bid amounts were not immediately available, but according to Town Manager Derek Goodine, All State’s bid was approximately $82,000 less than the second to the lowest bidder. The town received three bids for the job.

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(Continued from Page A) cation • $4,595 or 2.1% for county tax • $67,029 or 29.9% for municipal services. Selectmen also scheduled the Fiscal Year 2013 Tax Commitment Date for Monday, Aug. 6.


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These items appeared on the Fryeburg Police Department log (this is a partial listing): Monday, July 23 4:42 a.m. Police checked a Bridgton Road location after an alarm sounded. 2 p.m. Police investigated an alleged sex offense complaint, and ruled it unfounded. 8:30 p.m. Peace was restored at a Smith Street location following a juvenile incident. 10:25 p.m. Police responded to a motor vehicle crash near the fairground’s main entrance. Tuesday, July 24 2:35 a.m. A theft occurred at a Cobb Street location. 3:25 p.m. A patrolman filed a report regarding suspicious activity at a Stanley Hill Road location. 4:20 to 7:18 p.m. Five motor vehicle stops occurred on Main Street and Bridgton Road. 7:30 p.m. Police responded to a complaint at a Lovell Road home. 9:30 p.m. A Battleground Road resident filed a fireworks complaint. POLICE LOG, Page A

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Fryeburg log (Continued from Page A) 11:15 p.m. Police responded to a medical situation at a North Fryeburg Road. Wednesday, July 25 1:25 a.m. Police charged Vincent Lombardi, 39, of Kenduskeag with unlawful possession of a scheduled drug and failing to provide correct name, address and date of birth following a stop at the intersection of Battleground and Bridgton Roads. 10:25 p.m. Ernest A. Krebs, 70, of Fryeburg was charged with operating a motor vehicle while under the influence following a stop on Howe Street. Thursday, July 26 4:21 p.m. Police responded to a complaint at an Ice House Road home, and filed a report. 5:23 p.m. Police went to a Main Street location in regards to a harassment complaint. Friday, July 27 11:30 a.m. Thomas R. Lawton, 51, of Worcester, Mass. was charged with importing malt liquor or wine following a stop at Swans Falls. 6:40 p.m. Zachary A. Prefontaine, 20, of Wallingford, Conn. was charged with drinking in public. He was approached by police at the Swans Falls landing. 11:30 p.m. Frank R. Lento, 21, of Salem, Mass. was charged with disorderly conduct (fighting) following a disturbance at a Lovell Road location. 11:41 p.m. Police responded to a criminal trespass complaint at a campground. Saturday, July 28 12 a.m. Police investigated a theft at a Lovell Road location. 1:16 a.m. Two men were charged with drug violations at a Lovell Road location. John A. Falco, 22, of Tyngsborough, Mass. was charged with unlawful possession of a scheduled drug. Cory Boudreau, 21, of Nashua, N.H. was charged with unlawful possession of a scheduled drug, unlawful possession of marijuana and sale/use of drug paraphernalia. 9 a.m. Police responded to an alleged fish and game violation on the Saco River. 12 p.m. Michael Munoz-Ramirez, 22, of Nashua, N.H. was charged with criminal trespass and refusing to submit to arrest or detention (physical force) following an incident at Swans Falls Landing. 6:25 p.m. Joshua G. Thom, 22, of Brentwood, N.H. was charged with theft of services. Sunday, July 29 1 a.m. Marc A. Mosso, 22, of Maynard, Mass. was charged with disorderly conduct following an incident at a Lovell Road location.

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KEEP BUGS OUT — A poster created by Kalyn Van Valkenburgh of Erskine Academy alerts visitors to Maine to buy firewood here, and not bring their own which could be infested with dangerous insects.

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(Continued from Page A) in Ellsworth, Walgreens in Windham and the Camden Rite-Aid were robbed by different people. Ellsworth Police arrested a Tremont man for the robbery there. Shaun Parsons had gone to the store with a note requesting a list of prescriptions, but the pharmacy was closed when he got there. So instead, he allegedly robbed one of the store’s cashiers of about $600 and fled on foot. Two customers called police and followed him and the young man was arrested a short time later. Boats stolen. State and Farmington Police have charged a young man with stealing several boats and then attempting to sell them on a radio station swap meet. Daniel Dustin, 22, of Farmington faces five theft charges and is believed to have been involved with stealing a total of nine kayaks, canoes, and a paddleboat in Kennebec and Franklin counties. State Trooper Matt Casavant said Dustin then would call Farmington radio station WKTJ and attempt to sell them on their phonemart program, where listeners call in and sell various items. State Police still have a canoe and kayak looking for their rightful owners, and are also looking for the buyer of a Dimension Typhoon kayak stolen from Fayette. The other watercraft sold on the radio program have been recovered. Anyone with information should contact the State Police barracks in Skowhegan at 474-3350.

The Maine Forest Service has a brand-new poster, created by an Augusta-area vocational student, designed to get out the word about Maine’s ban on outof-state firewood. The new poster features an out-of-state “bugmobile” graphic by Kalyn Van Valkenburgh, who graduated this year from Erskine Academy and the Capital Area Technical Center in Augusta. The poster is a strong reminder that out-of-state firewood can carry unwanted invasive and dangerous insects, such as the emerald ash borer (EAB) and the Asian long-horned beetle (ALB), into Maine. “Out-of-state Firewood Gives Bugs a Free Ride,” states the new poster, which will soon appear at state and local parks, campgrounds and boat ramps. “Buy It Where You Burn It.” The young artist, who plans to attend college at the ParsonsThe New School of Design this fall and major in fashion design, said she was very enthusiastic about being able to design the poster for the Maine Forest Service (MFS), under the Maine Department of Conservation. “It’s very exciting,” she said. “Instead of making art that’s just going to sit there, I’m making art that has a purpose.” Public support for the firewood ban, enacted by the state Legislature in April 2010, has been very strong, according to Dave Struble, Maine state entomologist. Public awareness of the invasive-insect issue so far has helped to keep EAB and ALB out of the state.

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The Maine Forest Service had been using a distinctive poster that told people to “pack marshmallows, not firewood.” The new poster now “refreshes the message and catches people’s eye,” Struble said. Charlene Donahue, MFS forest entomologist, worked with Van Valkenburgh after she was recommended for the project by her instructor, graphic arts teacher Paul Salois. Donahue shared resource materials with her, emphasizing the importance of the message. “She immediately got it,” Donahue said. “I was impressed with her professionalism when we sat down together.” Brainstorming about the project, Van Valkenburgh said she wanted to create “an image that was funny, weird and quirky.” She worked over a two-week period, making at least 20 thumbnail sketches and drawing the entire poster three times. “I wanted something that would make people happy… I wanted something a little comical and a little jocular that would poke fun,” she said. The bugmobile “was the image that immediately popped into her mind, and I loved it,” Donahue said. “Once she did the drawing, that’s what we went with.” Donahue described the experience of working with Van Valkenburgh as “very positive” and recommended working with students in such a capacity. “I would do it again,” she said. “It’s a way for them to get experience and to perform an important public service.”

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Cedar Mountain Boys headline Bluegrass Festival The Bridgton Historical Society will host a Bluegrass Festival at Narramissic, the Peabody-Fitch Farm in South Bridgton, on Saturday, Aug. 11, with open jam sessions starting at 2 p.m. Last year’s festival was a great success, with a large and appreciative crowd. This year’s festival promises to be even better. Wellknown radio personality Betsy Mason will emcee the show. The fun starts at 2 p.m. with informal jam sessions — all are invited to

bring their instruments and enjoy the beautiful grounds of the historic site. The action on stage will start at 5 p.m., with Medicine Root, followed by Kip Hemingway at 6 p.m. The Cedar Mountain Boys, who will appear on stage at 7 p.m., have been playing together since 2010, and the band members have been playing music for decades. Guitarist Chris Winters played with Alan Brock, who plays mandolin and guitar, back

in the seventies. The two reunited in 2009, and have been joined by Bill Hayes on banjo, and Sir Barry of Glynn, who plays the upright bass and guitar. “Sir Barry Glynn” is actually a character that the musician played at an upscale restaurant in the late ’70s, as he dressed in costume and wandered from table to table entertaining the guests as a sort of wandering minstrel. Food and beverages will be for sale. Those wishing to arrive

early may have a tour of the historic house. Admission is just $12 ($3 for children 10 and under). Proceeds will go toward the ongoing restoration of the 200-year-old house. A kite festival originally planned for earlier in the day has been cancelled, but tours of the house will be available starting at 2 p.m. The Bridgton Historical Society also operates an archives and museum in the former fire

station on Gibbs Avenue in downtown Bridgton. The museum and archives are open this summer on Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Thursday to Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., and other times by appointment. Narramissic, located on Ingalls Road, off Route 107 in South Bridgton, is an historic house museum and a venue for events and workshops that further an appreciation of early American life. With over 20 acres of fields,

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Spend evening with ‘Squid Jiggers’ LOVELL — After reading the headline, you are most likely scratching your head and wondering, why would a squid be dancing a jig in western Maine? We know that they don’t like to be far from the seashore, but if you come by Lovell’s Brick Church for the Performing Arts on Thursday, Aug. 9, you will find out firsthand about this amazing phenomenon. The Squid Jiggers are a Maine-based folk duo comprised of inveterate musician entertainers Dave Rowe and Troy R. Bennett. They took their name from the A.R. Scammell song, Squid Jigging Ground, a wonderful musical depiction of fishing for squid in the waters off Newfoundland. They combine their talents on guitar, bass, bodhran, and tin whistles to lay down a thunderous musical base for their robust vocal harmonies. Rowe grew up in the Maine SQUID JIGGERS will perform at the Brick Church for the music scene, learning the music Performing Arts in Lovell next Thursday, Aug. 9. trade literally at the feet of his late father, Tom, while the elder Rowe was traveling the coun-

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Egypt, Beyond the Revolution: Revisiting Cairo

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HARRISON — The Bridgton-Lake Region Rotary Club will hold its annual Art Show with Silent and Live Auction to benefit youth programs in the communities on Friday, Aug. 17. Many artists will be displaying their art in various media at Deertrees Theatre in Harrison. The show begins at 4 p.m. for Platinum ticket holders, who pay $30 for the honor of meeting and greeting the artists, receive reserve seating and gourmet appetizers and desserts by A Fine Kettle of Fish Catering. Gold ticket holders, who pay $20, are admitted at 5 p.m., and receive appetizers and desserts. There’ll be a cash bar, and live music by the Blue Willow Band. For more information, call Emma Bodwell, 595-1138 or e-mail ebodwell@

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(Continued from Page A) clouds, in blowing grasses, in the bark of trees. And to integrate this passion into her life, Lauran traveled to Japan, where she studied Kumihumo braiding techniques; to Guatemala, where she worked with indigenous people to learn their weaving techniques; to Hawaii, where she studied the intricacies of Asian textiles; and to Denmark, where she learned the ancient art of making bobbin lace, as well as translating it to contemporary applications. Plan to have lunch at the fair! A variety of homemade sandwiches and delicious desserts will be available for purchase. There is also a huge “gently-used” book sale for children and adults. Find that great “read” for the beach, or camp, or in front of the fire on a cold winter’s night. There is plenty of free off-street parking available behind the school. The school is handicapped-accessible throughout. Admission is free and open to the public. This is one of the main fundraisers for the Charlotte Hobbs Memorial Library in Lovell.

RAMADAN in Egypt “feels like Christmas and Hanukkah, Lent and Easter, combined and drawn out for 30 days,” says Melinda Holmes.

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BROWNFIELD — The town of Brownfield will celebrate with a “Redneck Vacation” parade, a car show and a giant water slide, among other attractions, during Denmark Days on Saturday, Aug. 11 at the Denmark Community Center. The festival offers vendors of all kinds and music all day, with inflatables for children that include a bounce house obstacle course and a 22-foot long slide. There will also be a giant water slide and a sports arena. The redneck theme is highlighted by a Redneck Vacation Parade at 11 a.m., redneck horseshoes, watermelon seed-spitting contest, lawnmower races, skillet throw contest and a Redneck Costume Contest at 6 p.m. The day begins from 8 to 10 a.m., when both adults and children may drop off pies for a Pie Baking Contest that culminates with those pies being eaten at

a Pie Eating Contest at noon. The Denmark Lions Club will hold a car show from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., after which there will be a Firemen’s Muster at 1:30 p.m. Then it’s on to the Cow Chip Bingo at 2 p.m., a lobster

or rib dinner at 4 p.m. ($13 in advance, $15 at the door), and a bonfire and music at 7 p.m. For more information, contact Jenn Coen at 890-2388, Michelle Day at 890-9725, or Recreation Director Tara at 935-3800.

Electricity info Ashley Rand, a representative from Electricity Maine, will be on site at Bridgton Hospital on Tuesday, Aug. 7, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Electricity Maine is joining the fight against cancer by partnering with the Dempsey Challenge fundraiser, a one-of-a-kind Maine-based event founded by actor, Patrick Dempsey. For every new enrollment Electricity Maine receives with the “referral code,” Electricity Maine will donate $5 back to the Dempsey Center. Ashley will be available to answer any questions and to inform you how Electricity Maine can help you save money on your electric bill each month. Electricity Maine is a locally Maine-owned supply company dedicating to providing Mainers with a lower rate on electricity. Mainers now have the power to choose who supplies their electricity. Electricity Maine services all Central Maine Power and Bangor Hydro customers, and can save you 5% on the supply portion of your electric bill. Electricity Maine prides itself in supporting our Maine Communities by putting millions of dollars back in the homes of Maine people each year. For further questions, contact Pamela Smith at Bridgton Hospital at 647-6055.


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drawn out for 30 days. The piety and observation, the celebration and feasting, family visits are obliged as is pocket money for children. They spend this money on juices and sweets, consuming all freely through the hours of the night, for children fast as well, beginning generally at the age of seven. Through the month, work and life go on, although one of the reliefs of Ramadan in Egypt is the shared experience and struggle, the social reinforcement of the tradition, which includes a respect for those fasting deep enough to prevent others from eating or drinking or smoking in public. Most restaurants are closed during the day and lay a spread of places as sundown approaches to receive those who will break their fast and have “Iftar” out. The majority, though are at home, feasting on the culinary prowess of Egyptian mothers which seems to go into overdrive for the month. After breaking their fast, people pour out to the streets, some attending evening readings of the Qur’an at mosques, others meeting friends or shopping, some attending to business or working at trades. Lonely in the hot day, the streets swell with families and youth in pursuit of relished breezes.  Ramadan transforms the already festive Cairo nights into a glorious spectacle of light and a cacophony of sound. Lanterns and strings of flags decorate nearly every facade and the sound of millions descending on the city includes incessant beeping of motorbikes and taxis, music blasting from cars and cafes, the bubbling of “shisha” pipes (tobacco water pipes common in the region), hollers of waiters, calls of vendors, cries of delight and greetings among friends.  These are the sensations I define as part and parcel of Egypt, those carried on the air to greet me as I arrived.  Melinda Holmes, formerly of Bridgton, will be a student at The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University. She plans to write several columns regarding her time spent in Egypt.

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Fireworks trouble (Continued from Page A) law still applies in allowing their use on private property. Harrison Town Manager George “Bud” Finch said the State Legislature last year “railroaded the law through without a lot of thought,” and now towns are left to pick up the pieces. Several retail fireworks stores in the area have opened since January and have been doing a brisk business. Finch said most people who’ve set off fireworks they never had access to before have used good common sense, and refrained from doing it late at night or in a close residential setting. However, Finch added, “As the old saying goes, you can’t fix stupid.” Harrison sent the paperwork on penalties for illegal fireworks to the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Department last week, Finch said. Even with a fireworks ban, Finch said, police are unlikely to enforce anything more than the most egregious violations. There have only been a few complaints so far in Harrison, mostly, said Finch, because word has gotten out to both year-round and summer residents that Harrison is one of the 50 or so Maine towns that has passed a ban. “It gets into where do you put your policing priorities,” Finch said. “People have always violated the (fireworks) law, but there was some rationale about it. Our board said, let’s just adopt what the state law took out.” The Maine Fireworks Law had existed since 1949, until it was amended in January to allow the use of fireworks between 9 a.m. and 10 p.m. except on July 4, Dec. 31, and the weekends immediately before and after those dates, when fireworks may be used between 9 a.m. and 12:30 a.m. Bridgton Town Manager Mitch Berkowitz is aware of complaints over fireworks in the downtown area, and has told residents they could come to the selectmen’s next meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 14, to see if the board wanted to pursue a local fireworks ordinance. If the board declines, they could force the issue through a citizen’s petition, he said, but they would need to make sure the language of the petition was legally defensible. “The reality is that a locally adopted ordinance is the only real was to guide this subject and gives law enforcement the necessary tools,” Berkowitz said. When Dellosso called police July 25 to complain about the noise, she said Police Officer “Mac” McCormick told her ‘there is nothing that police can do’ as long as the fireworks end by 10 p.m. She said she and three other neighbors approached the residents that were setting off the fireworks and gave them copies of the Disorderly House Ordinance. “I will not get into the nasty, cocky responses from the tenants/ guests who hid from us,” she wrote in an e-mail sent to the selectmen, the police chief, fire chief and town manager. Woodward agrees that a local ordinance banning fireworks is needed; in fact, he encouraged resident Greg Jones to bring a suggested draft ordinance to selectmen last year. Jones’ draft would have imposed bans on both times and certain locations in town, and he rewrote it several times to address the board’s suggestions. “In the end, the Board of Selectmen majority voted to reject any part of his proposals,” Woodward said. “It was said that we’d see how things worked out and go from there. Well, we’ve seen how they’ve worked out.” Jones said the board voted to have Fire Chief Glen Garland incorporate his ideas in a proposed Fire Suppression Ordinance instead. Jones said former Chairman Art Triglione directed Garland to work alone without public input, however, “And I was left out of the loop.” “I, too, heard the fireworks going off a few nights ago and was frustrated with the whole situation,” Jones wrote in a reply to Dellosso’s e-mail. “I believe that this issue needs to be brought up again.” On July 30, a Facebook page was announced that deals with fireworks complaints in Bridgton. The page is called “Keep Consumer Grade Fireworks Legal and Safe in Bridgton.” The page had received 12 “Likes” as of Tuesday.

Beach talent show?

Mody Botros of the Bridgton Rotary Club asked the board’s permission for the club to sponsor a “Beach Blitz” talent show organized by Lake Region High School’s Interact Club on Friday, Aug. 24, as a fundraiser for the Harvest Hills Animal Shelter. No equipment would be needed other than a PA system that could be hooked up to the electrical panel by the boat ramp, he said. Selectman Taft said allowing the use of the beach could be a “slippery slope,” since other groups, such as the Bridgton Community Band, have been denied its use in the past. “It was the noise factor” in the band’s case, he added. Recreation Director Tom Tash said summer swim lessons would be over by that date.

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DROP YOUR UNNEEDED DRUGS HERE — Bridgton Police Officer Donald “Mac” McCormick stands beside the new Drug Drop Box that’s been set up in the foyer of Bridgton Dispatch, so the public can have a place to conveniently dispose of unneeded prescription drugs anytime. The box, not unlike letter boxes used by the U.S. Postal Service, is tamperproof. McCormick wrote a grant to pay for the box, which he says is a step above a scheduled drug collection event and should prevent more drugs from being flushed down the toilet or ending up in the wrong hands. “I’m really excited about it,” he said.

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(Continued from Page A) includes continued fundraising to cover the mortgage ($145,000), as well as learning how to manage the popular site, Walia said. “Now that we are the owners, we are going to mentor under Don Fowler and Conrad Hall,” she said. Hall is one of the landowners; and Fowler has been a caretaker of the property since the 1970s. “They have pledged to help during the next year. We will shadow them and learn about the management of Hacker’s Hill,” Walia said. Walia said likely she and another LELT staff member Jon Evans will be involved in the year-long training. The management will be two-fold: maintenance of the acreage and booking large gatherings during the summer like family reunions, funeral receptions, birthdays, and weddings, she said. “We will learn how they do weddings, how to work with the bride and groom to pull it off,” she said. “We will take over the registration book very soon, and have a process for booking

events,” Wallis said. In addition to that paperwork, the land trust must draft a 10-year management plan. “We always write a management plan for the properties we own. They include recreation, natural resource protection, and vegetation management,” Walia said. The latter “is usually forestry, but in this case, it’s mowing,” she said. The art of mowing is assisted by having some knowledge of the terrain, which is spotted with granite rocks that are not kind to the mower. “They go through blades quite often,” Walia added. Before a volunteer list is handed out, LELT staff will “identify the needs first,” she said. “We will have some community days, some trash cleanup days. The best times are in the springtime and in the fall. When the hill is first opening, it will need to be cleaned up,” she said.

Also in future plans, working with the Casco Recreation Department and other appropriate groups to offer educational and recreational programs geared toward children, Walia said. But, that is down the road, too. With the transfer of the property, LELT faces another year of fundraising to cover the money borrowed for the purchase. Another $145,000 still needs to be raised before the summer of 2013. “Just because the land has been purchased, it doesn’t mean we don’t continue to accept donations for this project,” Walia said. The next fundraiser falls in August: It is a run/walk from the west end of Quaker’s Ridge Road to the top of Hacker’s Hill. For more information about making pledges to the Hacker’s Hill Campaign, or to view planned events, go to www.

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(Continued from Page A) lish a long-anticipated historical walking trail for tourists, focused on downtown historic homes and businesses. Streets to be included would be South High, North High to Farragut Park, Fowler/Church area, Depot and Main. Owners of houses and commercial properties along those streets would be asked to agree to buy signs, made of wood or aluminum, that would be affixed to the buildings. The society is seeking the town’s help to fund brochures that would describe each historical building and provide a map for the walking trail. They also are seeking help to erect a weatherproof bulletin board, with a glass or Plexiglass enclosure, that would be placed at the starting point of the trail. The society would do all the required research, compose the brochures and talk to property owners to obtain their consent. Selectman Doug Taft said he’d rather wait to see what level of support there was for such a project before committing the town. He’d also like to see how many homes are involved, and whether the society might enlist the help from high school students in the project. Softer lighting? Community Development Committee Chairman Mike Tarentino told the board that a need for better Main Street lighting was among top concerns of Main Street commercial property owners. “They said the lighting in downtown in not bright enough and creates a ‘sleepy atmosphere,’” he said. CDC members said the owners are unhappy that the existing decorative lamp post lighting is directed upwards, instead of downward and inward, so people can see the businesses better at night. Other concerns raised by the property owners were: the need for better directional signs, especially for parking; a truck route to keep large trucks out of downtown; continued effort to win funding for a “Three Ring Binder” project that would supply high-speed Internet to the commercial district; and sewer improvements. Town Manager Mitch Berkowitz said the town is already working on the Three Ring Binder project and sewer system improvements. The board acknowledged receipt of the CDC’s report.

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Going ‘Back to the Past’

HARRISON — Imagine one of America’s earliest sawmills in full operation, with oxen hauling logs to the river, blacksmiths repairing tools and mill family members busily working in the mill, farmhouse and barn. Imagine being able to feel, hear, smell, see and taste what it was like to experience this way of life. This Saturday, Aug. 4, visitors to Scribner’s Mill in Harrison will be able to do just that, when the 21st annual Back to the Past celebration is held. It is very rare to find original mills still in existence that are located on their original site and are operational, and the theme of the 2012 Back to the Past honors the fact that the mill is the only early industrial sawmill left in the United States. Five generations of Scribners lived there, and it owes its survival to Jesse Scribner, who lived well into his 90s and kept the mill operating with its original equipment until the 1940s, long after most other early sash sawmills had been abandoned. Scribner’s Mill, located on the Crooked River just south of Bolsters Mills, will once again be transformed into a bustling turn-of-the-century mill and homestead on Saturday, Aug. 4, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. This year, the mill is celebrating its unique “One-of-a-Kind” status as the only early industrial saw-

BUSINESSES ARE BUYING IN — to a sponsorship program at Scribner’s Mill in Harrison that helps to pay expenses for its annual Back to the Past celebration, set for this Saturday, Aug. 4, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The signs, which will stay up for a year, call up a time when thousands of barns were painted all across America as an early form of billboard advertising. Here, mill volunteers John Hatch, left, and Randy Withee put up a Hancock Lumber Company sign on the side of the Long Shed.

FIRING UP THE FORGE — Blacksmith Tim Greene will fire up the forge in the Blacksmith Shop on Saturday, Aug. 4, at Scribner’s Mill in Harrison, when the historic sawmill and homestead holds its 21st annual Back to the Past celebration. The event runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and admission is $6, children 12 and under free. For more information, call Marilyn Hatch at 583-6455, 1-845-489-4676 or e-mail her at mill left in the United States For the second year in a row, a Teamsters Rally will be a special attraction, with the chance to see eight teams of oxen all hitched together, head to tail, trekking up Scribner’s Mill Road. Oxen were traditionally

used to haul logs to the mill, and Dottie Bell of Waterford will lead demonstrations of the oxen teams separately and as a group throughout the day. Those attending Saturday’s event, which runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., will hear the hum

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of old mill machinery, much of it original and still intact. In its heyday as an industrial sawmill, Scribner’s mill manufactured barrel staves, shingles, clapboards and apple boxes. Scribner’s Mill, which operated

HARRISON — For 20 years, Scribner’s Mill Preservation, Inc. has relied on the generosity of local businesses to help put on their Back to the Past celebration. For its 21st annual event this Saturday, Aug. 4, organizers are doing something different than simply placing ads in their program booklet. They’re creating hand-painted barn board signs, designed to evoke the era when barn board advertising graced the sides of barns all across

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WORLD CLASS CHAMBER MUSIC — The Sebago-Long Lake Music Festival is presenting a special 40th Anniversary concert on Tuesday, Aug. 7 at 7:30 p.m. at the Deertrees Theatre in Harrison. Pictured are Festival musicians on stage in performance at Deertrees. The chamber music series concludes with the final concert on Tuesday, Aug. 14.

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music, which depicts the story of a barn raising in the rolling hills of Pennsylvania in the early 1800s. The original version, scored for 13 instruments, will be performed by familiar SLLMF artists: violinists Movses Pogossian, Philip Palermo, Varty Manouelian,

and Timothy Lees; violists Maureen Gallagher, and Laurie Kennedy; cellists Eliot Bailen, and Bonnie Thron; flutist Susan Rotholz; pianist Mihae Lee; joined by new-comers: bassist Volkan Orhon, head of strings at University of Iowa; clarinetSLLMF, Page B

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SOUTH PARIS — Auditions for the large cast of The Road to Eden’s Ridge, the Musical are this Monday and Tuesday, Aug. 6-7, at 6:30 p.m. at Wheeler Insurance Agency, located at 15 Market Square in South Paris. All roles are open. Oxford Hills residents, Sally Jones, and composer Steve Jones, have adapted The Road to Eden’s Ridge, the Musical from the novel The Road to Eden’s Ridge, co-written by M. L. Rose, who are Myra McLarey and Linda Weeks. McLarey is a former teacher at Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School who now lives in Tennessee. This production will be the world premier of the original stage play, but the book has also been optioned for a movie. A recent visitor declares


The story is set in Nashville and in Eden’s Ridge, a thinly-disguised Norway, Maine. The original music features both country and Broadway-style music, written to help tell the story about characters who follow their dreams but come to realize the strength of family ties and the power of love matter more. Oxford Hills Music and Performing Arts Association (OHMPAA), a 25-year-old community theatre group, will produce the play. Show dates are Nov. 9-11 and Nov. 15-18 in the theatre on the second floor of the historic Norway Grange Hall on Whitman Street. For more information about the auditions, roles and vocal ranges, go to or contact Sally Jones at

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ART DUCK-O AUCTION will be held at the Brick Church for the Performing Arts in Lovell this coming Monday, Aug. 6 HARRISON — The Sebagoat 7:30 p.m. Metal artist Rod Blood and painter Pat Thurston Long Lake Music Festival, celhave created this duck art for the Brick Church’s Art Duck-o ebrating its 40th anniversary of Auction. presenting world-class chamber music, will hold its fourth concert of this season on Tuesday, Aug. 7, at 7:30 at Deertrees Theatre in Harrison. This concert is entitled “SLLMF 40th Anniversary.” The Festival has brought together many of the brilliant artists LOVELL — You’ve heard of art deco, but the evening of who have been frequent parMonday, Aug. 6, is probably your only opportunity to acquire Art ticipants over the last decade. Duck-o! The audience is invited to join Thirteen regional artists in various media have generously trustees and musicians backdonated original artwork built around carved wooden duck heads, stage after the concert for a to be auctioned to benefit the Belfry Fund of the Brick Church for celebratory reception. the Performing Arts. The evening starts with Franz Schubert’s Fantasie in DUCK, Page 10B F Minor for Piano Four-Hands. Beginning with a particularly lovely melody, this piece deepens into a work of passion — anger, joy, turmoil — all resolving into stillness at the end. Considered Schubert’s The Bridgton Art Guild will each. Works will be unframed, finest four-hand composition, offer 2D works of art for sale and may be matted or unmat- the Fantasie was performed this Saturday, Aug. 4 from noon ted. Stop by the Bridgton Public during the Festival’s first seato 4 p.m. Library Courtyard to check it son in 1973 by Stephen and The event, which will become out! Frieda Manes; for this concert an annual sale for the Guild, is a The Courtyard is located at Stephen, who has performed in fundraiser that should offer many the corner of Church and Main all 40 seasons, will be joined interesting works to the commu- Streets, directly across from by fellow pianist, Mihae Lee, nity at an affordable price. Gallery 302. While you are an 18-year veteran. The two are Each work of art has been there, visit Gallery 302 to view meeting for the first time this donated by a local Guild mem- the Art In Bloom exhibit on summer. ber and all will sell for only $50 Saturday, as well. Don’t miss it! The concert continues with

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A photographic portrait of Denmark DENMARK — Come join the Denmark Arts Center for an intimate portrait of Denmark, as captured by photographer Peter Pentz. Wandering the streets of Denmark, Pentz captured a broad cross-section of the town in stunning, medium-format photographs that see citizens at work, at play, and at home, and shine a light on the diversity that is Denmark, Maine. Come have a look: maybe you’ll recognize someone! As an addition to the show, Mr. Pentz will be teaching a workshop on “Photographic Portraiture” on Saturday, Aug. 4, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the workshop space at the DAC. This one-day workshop will help develop techniques for approaching and engaging strangers — a key skill for the art of documentary portraiture.  Pentz is a New York photographer, whose work focuses on the sublime oddity of the everyday and the chance encounters he has with strangers. His photographs are records of his endless appreciation for the mystery and beauty of human experience in all its myriad shapes. A reception for the artist will be held this Friday, Aug. 3 from PORTRAITS OF DENMARK — Some of the images captured by photographer Peter Pentz, 5 to 7 p.m. And, it is free! The which are part of a new exhibit at the Denmark Arts Center, include locals Don Legare (in chair), Rob Pingree (leading cattle), and Fritz von Ulmer and Brian Grennan. show runs Aug. 3 to Sept. 3.

Seven years of art and flowers at Gallery 302 American painter, Elizabeth Murray said, “Gardening is the art that uses flowers and plants as paint, and the soil and sky as canvas.” This relationship will be apparent at Gallery 302 in Bridgton when the Seventh Annual fun flower show called “Art In Bloom” is presented by the Lakeside Garden Club of Bridgton and surrounding towns. The gallery’s talented local artists, who display their varied pieces of original art, offer up 10 pieces of selected works for the ladies of the garden

club to interpret in fresh flower arrangements. The two-day event showcases oil and acrylic paintings as well as watercolor paintings and pastels, hand-crafted silver jewelry made with semi-precious stones, softly-draping knit scarves sprinkled with silver sequins, to evocative photographs, and history-based floor cloths and table runners. Of course, all items in this nonprofit art cooperative are for sale at very reasonable prices. A new section contains a lovely collection of similar art by the same artists that may

include reproductions or less expensive gifts and treasures. A popular segment in this annual non-judged floral and art display is the Special Youth Exhibit. This year, Daria Bosworth, a seventh grade student at Lake Region Middle School has been invited to show her clever piece of work. Her colorful pencil drawing on paper has been cut into narrow strips then woven flat to transform into a completely different and abstract design. An equally skillful young woman, Sarah Sawin, 22, of Lovell, who works at Morning

Dew Natural Foods, is the invited young floral designer who will interpret Daria’s art in a unique floral design of her own creation. Although Sarah has worked at a florist shop for seven months, this will be her first attempt at interpretation of artwork. She’s also an accomplished musician who plays and teaches the flute. The public is invited to meet the artists and designers this Friday, Aug. 3 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the monthly First Friday wine and cheese reception at Gallery 302, located at 112 Main Street. There also will be

the traditional Saturday afternoon “tea party” reception on Saturday, Aug. 4 from 1 to 5 p.m., where sweets, savories and refreshing punch will be served. Kids are invited during the day to enjoy fun activities and an indoor scavenger hunt with prizes given. Floral designers are eligible for a “People’s Choice Award” given to the person whose arrangement wins the most public votes as their favorite. Other fun awards will also be bestowed on some of the other flower designs. The win-

ners’ names will be posted at the gallery on Sunday, the day after the event, for those who may be interested. Call 6472878. Although Gallery 302 has been in business for close to 10 years, some residents are unaware of its location at 112 Main Street and have never visited. In order to help the folks find the flower show this year, a flower-bedecked car will be parked outside during the event on Friday and Saturday, Aug. 3-4 from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m.

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The University of Maine’s Museum of Art in Portland is offering exhibitions by three artists: Chris Natrop, free-form cutouts of abstract flora; Richard Haden, carved signs and wooden sculptures; and Arnold Mesches, large-scale paintings. FMI: 561-3350.

Thursday, Aug. 2 through Thursday, Aug. 30

Guest artists Gwen Nagel and Madeline Wikler will exhibit their works at Gallery 302, 112 Main Street, Bridgton. A reception will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 3. FMI: 647-2787.

Thursday, Aug. 2

An evening of bedazzling dance is being offered by SoMar Dance Works at 7:30 p.m., with the doors opening a half-hour early at the Brick Church for the Performing Arts in Lovell. SoMar Dance Works have a unique style that is daring, evocative and slightly mad, and they’ve danced all over the world. It’s a night of magical storytelling through body movement and mimicry in a style so engaging you might just forget to take a breath. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for children 12 and under. FMI: 925-1500 or Sarah Shepley and Anne Bernard, members of the Norway Commons Art Collective, will show new works through August at McLaughlin Gardens’ Art in the Barn in South Paris. Though they use different materials, they share a love of layered imagery and allowing the process of working to suggest new areas of exploration. The opening reception is on Friday, Aug. 10, from 5 to 7 p.m., and the barn is open every day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Friday and Saturday, Aug. 3 and 4

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by Rod Blood, Pat Thurston, Martha Goldsmith, Jonathan Crow, Roger Currie. You will find handcrafted pottery, Williams, Sam Ring, Steve Korth, Jesse Stevens, David Neufield, and jewelry, candles, wood products, specialty Sandy Bell. foods, needlework, fine and folk art, soap, stained and fused glass, baskets, quilts and Friday, Aug. 3 through Saturday, Aug. 25 The original works of Norway artist Joanna Reese have been gath- much more. Free parking, food venered for a show titled, “Love Unfolds Endlessly,” at Frost Farm Gallery, dors, rain or shine. Admission: $4, 272 Pikes Hill in Norway. A reception for the artist will be held Aug. children under 12 free. FMI: 2073 from 5 to 8 p.m. Joanna’s work reflects a young woman who contin- 621-2818 or www.unitedmaineues to learn and explore the never-ending realm of creativity. The open- Thursday, Aug. 16 ing reception will feature the musical talent of Denny Breau. FMI: 743Debi Irons and eight danc8041. ers from the Art Moves Dance Friday, Aug. 3 through Monday, Sept. 3 Photographer Peter Pentz, whose work will be on exhibit at the Project in Norway will presDenmark Arts Center, has been documenting the town of Denmark ent A Tribute to Niles Ford since 2010; his portraits reflect the stately character of the town and at 7:30 p.m. at Oxford Hills its residents. Come have a look; maybe you’ll recognize someone! An Comprehensive High School in and deeartist’s reception will be held Aug. 3 from 5 to 7 p.m., and he’ll lead a South Paris. The late Ford, a dancer, choreographer workshop from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Aug. 4, at a cost of $10. Otherwise, jay, worked with Art Moves dancers last summer while Irons was recugallery hours are Friday-Sunday, 2-6 p.m., and by appointment. FMI: perating from hip surgery. Tickets are $15. FMI: 743-5569. Friday, Aug. 17 452-2412. The Bridgton-Lake Region Rotary Club will hold its annual Art Saturday, Aug. 4 The Bridgton Art Guild will offer 2D works of art for sale from noon Show with Silent and Live Auction to benefit youth programs in the to 4 p.m. at the Bridgton Library Courtyard across from Gallery 302 on communities. Many artists will be displaying their art in various meMain Street in Bridgton, where the annual Art in Bloom exhibit will dia at Deertrees Theatre in Harrison. The show begins at 4 p.m. for also be held that day. Each work will sell for only $50 each, unframed. Platinum ticket holders, who pay $30 for the honor of meeting and greeting the artists, receive reserve seating and gourmet appetizers and Saturday, Aug. 4 through Sunday, Sept. 9 An exhibit titled About Maine, featuring four Maine artists working desserts. Gold ticket holders, who pay $20, are admitted at 5 p.m., and in four different mediums, is featured at Hole In The Wall Studioworks, receive appetizers and desserts. There’ll be a cash bar, and live music by Route 302, Raymond. A reception for the artists will be held on the Blue Willow Band. FMI: call Emma Bodwell, 595-1138 or e- mail Saturday, Aug. 4, from 6 to 8 p.m. The artists and their mediums are as Saturday, Aug. 18 follows: Dave Hall, acrylic on panel; Wendy Newcomb, oil; Catherine The 37th annual Arts and Artisans Fair will be held to benefit the Worthington, textile paint on canvas; and Laurie Rothrock, watercolor. Gallery hours are Monday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and Charlotte Hobbs Memorial Library. The fair will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the New Suncook School in Lovell. Sunday from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. FMI: 655-4952.

Gallery 302, 112 Main Street in Bridgton will present its annual Art in Bloom art show, which draws inspiration from the garden creations of the Lakeside Garden Club to produce artwork on canvas. The gallery’s artists display their original art, and the ladies of the garden club interpret the work in fresh flower arrangements. Meet the artists and Thursday through Sunday, Aug. 9-12 designers Friday from 5 to 7 p.m., and attend a tea party reception on The United Maine Craftsmen’s 43rd Annual Cumberland Arts & Saturday from 1 to 5 p.m. Crafts Show, Maine’s largest Arts & Crafts event, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Cumberland Fairgrounds, 197 Blanchard Road, Cumberland. Monday, Aug. 6 Thirteen regional artists in various media have donated original art- There will be over 200 talented Maine Artisans, in one location, for four work built around carved wooden duck heads for Art Duck-o, a fund- days. New this year: Demonstration Tent, Store of Maine Made goods, raiser for the Brick Church for the Performing Arts on Christian Ridge Raffle of donated items from the exhibitors, Vignettes displaying the Road in Lovell. The auction begins at 7:30 p.m. for the artwork, created products made by the artisans, and musical entertainment by Carolyn

Saturday, Aug. 25

The Maine Native American Summer Market and Demonstration at Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village on Route 26 in New Gloucester will feature a variety of native-made artworkw, including hand-woven sweetgrass baskets, stone sculputres, woodcarvings and cedar flutes. Around 20 Maine Native Americans will participate, and there will also be dancing and music. FMI: 926-4597.

Preserving the past at Scribner’s Mill Rotary holding art around the corn shed, led by volunteers from the Bridgton Historical Society. The children will be invited to take part in a pillow fight, make their own candles, or play an old-time hoop-stick game. There will be free wagon rides from a beautiful pair of Belgian horses. The Highland String Trio will return again this year to provide fiddling-folk music from 1:30 to 3 p.m.; from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Americana and roots music will be provided by Rusty Wood, aka drummer Rusty Wiltjer and Brad Hooper. Back to the Past will also feature an old-fashioned Pig & Turkey Roast and Baked Bean Supper at 4:30 p.m., at a cost of $10 for adults, $6 for children. Lunch includes bison burgers and lobster rolls, and homemade pies and lemonade will




also be available. The site is handicapped accessible, with golf cart transportation available for those who find it difficult to walk long distances. Handicapped parking is at the homestead site, while regular parking is just up the hill on Scribner’s Mill Road. In case of rain that goes beyond scattered showers, the event will be postponed to Sunday, Aug. 5. There will be a $6 admission fee, with children 12 and under admitted free. Proceeds are used to help in the restoration of the 1847 sawmill site. Travelers can reach Scribner’s Mill from Route 35 at Carsley Road, Route 117 at Maple Ridge, and Route 121 at Bolsters Mills Road. Watch for yellow and black Back to the Past signs. For more information, call 583-4289 or 513-7337.

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(Continued from Page B) from 1847 to 1962, is the only mid-19th century sash sawmill remaining in North America that remains on its original site and still has much of its original equipment, thanks in part to Jesse Scribner, who kept operating the mill the old-fashioned way long after other mills had transitioned to more modern technology. At Back to the Past, you can watch and help barrels being made in the Cooper’s Shop inside the mill, and buy one for $40. After blacksmiths fire up the forge in the nearby blacksmith shed, you can have the barrels branded with the Scribner’s Mill logo. Beside the blacksmith shop, you’ll see a farrier at work, replacing horseshoes on her team of horses. Another treat will be the

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Fairs & Festivals Thursday through Sunday, August 1-5

The quiet town of Sweden will be buzzing with activities when the annual Sweden Days takes place the first week in August. Most of the events take place at the Sweden Town Meeting Hall at 144 Bridgton Road (Route 93) in Sweden. Thursday morning, there’s a kid-friendly hike up Flat Hill at 9:30 a.m. On Friday, there’s an Art and Talent Show at 7 p.m. On Saturday at 10 a.m., the Sweden Historical Society presents “Early Houses of Sweden,” and at 6 p.m., another potluck supper, followed by a contra dance at 7 p.m. A 7 p.m. Sunday vesper service takes place at the church.

Saturday, Aug. 4

The 21st annual Back to the Past at Scribner’s Mill celebrates the unique, turn-of-the-century history of this working industrial sawmill and homestead on Scribner’s Mill Road in Harrison. From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., there will be demonstrations using early machinery, showing how barrel staves and shingles once were made; and in the homestead, tour guides will describe the daily life of a working farmstead and the generations of Scribners who lived there. The barn will house a variety of fiber arts demos by talented area artisans. Oxen will line up for a Teamster’s Rally in the field, and there’ll be Belgian horse rides. Entertainment from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. will be by Rusty Wood, alias Rusty Wiltjer and Brad Hooper; the Highland String Trio will perform from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Bison burgers and lobster rolls are only some of the lunch offerings, and the traditional Turkey/Pig Roast takes place at 4:30 p.m. Pies, lemonade and ice cream will be for sale. Old-time heritage children’s games will be offered, and there’ll be antique power equipment, horse-shoeing and blacksmithing demonstrations. FMI: 583-6455.

Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 4 and 5

Some of the best barbecue competitors in the country are expected to compete for top prizes at the second annual Western Maine BBQ Festival at the Fryeburg Fairgrounds. Last year’s festival was a big success as a fundraiser for participating Lions Clubs, and it is hoped that attendance at this year’s event will be even better. The festival features a Saturday competition by the New England Barbecue Society, from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., and a Sunday competition by the Kansas City Barbeque Society, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Vendors will offer plenty of food, and there will be entertainment by eight bands, fun and games for the kids at a Kid Zone, and demonstrations throughout the day. FMI: 647-4449, 740-1060.

Saturday, Aug. 11

The town of Denmark will celebrate Brownfield Days with a redneck theme that will feature lawnmower races, watermelon seedspitting contests, a Redneck Costume Contest and more, all day at the Brownfield Community Center. FMI: 935-3800, 890-9725.



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DENMARK — Adapted from a story by Karen (Out of Africa) Blixen, Babette’s Feast took the 1987 Oscar for best foreign film, and can only be described as delicious. Find out this Sunday, Aug. 5 at 6 p.m. as the Denmark Arts Center presents a potluck dinner and a movie. The suggested donation is $5, and bring a food dish to share. A French woman, Babette, flees her country’s civil war and lands in a small seacoast village in Denmark, where she comes to work for two spinsters, devout daughters of a puritan minister. After many years, Babette unexpectedly wins a lottery, and decides to create a real French dinner, which leads the sisters to fear for their souls. Joining them for the meal will be a Danish general who, as a young soldier, courted one of the sisters, but she turned him away because of her religion. The village elders all resolve not to enjoy the meal, but can their moral fiber resist the sensual pleasure of Babette’s cooking? In the spirit of this film, the Denmark Arts Center asks that everyone bring a dish to share, and “together we’ll feast!”

BABETTE’S FEAST is the feature for this Sunday’s potluck dinner and a movie at Denmark Arts Center at 6 p.m. A donation of $5 is suggested, and bring a food dish to share.

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(Continued from Page B) ist Eric Thomas who teaches at Colby College; and bassoonist Nicolasa Kuster, a faculty member of the University of the Pacific in California. Next on the program is an irresistible work by Osvaldo Golijov, an immensely popular contemporary composer of Eastern European Jewish background, who was raised in Argentina. His Lullaby and Doina, scored for four strings, flute and clarinet begins with a gently rocking Yiddish lullaby, which morphs into a haunting, seductive gypsy dance, and ends with a bursting, exuberant

gallop. The final work to be heard is Max Bruch’s Octet for Strings, written in 1920 when Bruch was 82. Never one to embrace new stylistic developments, Bruch continued to write in the traditional German romantic style of the 19th century right up to the end of his long life. Exploiting to the utmost the lush textures of the various strings, the Octet begins with a full-throated, soaring melody, travels through sorrow, pain, hope, and ends in triumph. This is a huge, glorious work, which is very rarely heard, since the manuscript was only rediscov-

ered in 1986. The string performers for this concert have been heard at the Festival frequently, but have never appeared together. In fact, although the audience knows them well, some of these players are meeting each other for the first time. They are concertmasters, principal players and members of Los Angeles Philharmonic, Indianapolis and Cincinnati Symphonies, Orpheus and St. Luke’s Chamber Orchestras, North Carolina and Portland Symphonies and Orchestra Iowa — what a gathering! If you love the sound of strings,

go no further! Please come join us for this wonderful musical celebration and the reception to follow. Tickets for the concerts at Deertrees are $25. Tickets for anyone 21 and under are free and available at the door, firstcome, first-served. Tickets can be purchased online at or by mail by writing SLLMF, P.O. Box 544, Harrison ME 04040 or at local outlets: Bridgton Books, Harrison Village Library, Country Sleigh in Naples, Books N Things in Norway or Cry of The Loon in Casco or by calling 583-6747.

Barn board ads new way to help Mill (Continued from Page B) America. “We’ve been around for as long as the mill has, so we thought it was only right that we participate” in supporting the educational mission of the historic sawmill and homestead on the Crooked River, said Erin Plummer, spokesperson for

Hancock Lumber Company. The barn boards will be seen by visitors to Back to the Past, and they’ll stay up for one year, to be seen by summer and fall open house visitors and anyone traveling on Scribner’s Mill Road. Response from the business community has been positive, once they realized how

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clapboards and apple boxes for industry from 1847 to 1962, and is the only sash sawmill remaining in North America that remains on its original site and still has much of its original equipment. The mill’s equipment will be operating and open for tours at Back to the Past, and there will also be oxen demonstrations, homestead tours, children’s activities and a pig/turkey roast. Admission is $6 adults, free to children 12 and under. For directions or more information, call 5834289 or 513-7337.

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Saturday, Aug. 4

Man of La Mancha is being performed at the Eastern Slope Inn Playhouse in North Conway, N.H. by the Mt. Washington Valley Theatre Company. Tickets are $30; for reservations, call 603-356-5776 or visit

Thursday, Aug. 2

Fryeburg Academy’s Summer Film Series ends with Hugo at the Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center at Fryeburg Academy at 7:30 p.m. This delightful film is about an orphan who lives in the walls of a train station and gets wrapped up in a mystery involving his late father and an automaton. FMI: 935-9232.

Friday, Aug. 3

Tough Island: Live at the Bridgton Public Library will feature Maine author Crash Barry at 6 p.m., presenting a 45-minute monologue, replete with funny and honest renderings of his true stories from Matinicus, Maine’s most remote inhabited island. Crash has worked as a sternman, sailor, bartender, demolitionist, janitor, alpaca herdsman, cow milker and blueberry raker. He lives in the hills of western Maine.

Saturday, Aug. 4

Steven Ragatz’s Under the Umbrella captures audiences with a poetic adventure of stunning feats of physical dexterity at the Celebration Barn Theater in South Paris. The show starts at 8 p.m., with ticket prices $14 adults, $12 seniors and $8 kids/students. FMI: 7438452,

Sunday, Aug. 5

The Denmark Art Center’s Potluck Dinner & a Movie continues with Babette’s Feast, a 1987 film by Garbiel Axel that took the Oscar that year for best foreign film. It’s about a French woman, Babette, who flees her country’s civil war and lands in a small seacoast village in Denmark, and cooks for two spinsters. The movie starts at 6 p.m., and $5 is asked. FMI: 452-2412.

Saturday, Aug. 11

The Fabulous Problemas perform a criminal comedy with three squirt gun-slinging desperados at the Celebration Barn Theater in South Paris. The show starts at 8 p.m., with ticket prices $14 adults, $12 seniors and $8 kids/students. FMI: 743-8452, Storyteller Jo Radner’s Braving the Middle Ground dramatically explores the troubled relationship between her forebears and their Indian neighbors in colonial Fryeburg, weaving in Abenaki legends and oral traditions to find a “middle ground.” The show starts at 7:30 p.m. at the Denmark Arts Center, 50 West Main St., Denmark, and a $10 donation is asked. FMI: 452-2412.

Sunday, Aug. 12

Charlie Chaplin’s timeless comic masterpiece, Modern Times, about work, dignity and the struggles of modern living will be shown at the Denmark Art Center’s Potluck Dinner & a Movie at 6 p.m. A $5 donation is asked. FMI: 452-2412. A performance of 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee is being offered up as this year’s show at the 19th Annual Theater Night at the North Conway Library on Main Street in Conway Village, N.H. The 6 p.m. cocktail party at the Eastern Slope Inn that precedes the show includes a Silent Auction and entertainment by the Mountain Aire Strings. The show follows at the Eastern Slope Playhouse at the inn. FMI: 603-356-2961 or

Satuday, Aug. 18

The Celebration Barn Theater in South Paris continues its proud tradition of entertaining shows with Figures of Speech’s Jester Kings of Java, an exotic treat with a wild cast of handcrafted puppets. The show starts at 8 p.m., with ticket prices $14 adults, $12 seniors and $8 kids/ students. FMI: 743-8452,

By Gail Geraghty Staff Writer FRYEBURG — Some of the best barbecue competitors in the country are expected to compete for top prizes at the second annual Western Maine BBQ Festival, set for Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 4 and 5, at the Fryeburg Fairgrounds. Last year’s festival was a big success as a fundraiser for participating District 41 Lions Clubs, with more than 11,000 people attending, and it is hoped that attendance at this year’s event will be even better. Following on the success of the inaugural event, this year’s festivities have been expanded to include the full slate of cooking and barbecue demonstrations, an Iron Chef Competition presented by the Big Green Egg® company and more cooking and competition on every level.

The competition is sure to be fierce with more than 60 teams vying for the chance to be crowned Grand Champion with a shot at the National Championships in Kansas City and Kentucky. Last year’s Grand Champion winners of the Kansas City BBQ contest were the Team Lo’-N-Slo’ of New Providence, Pa., who won a cash award and the chance to compete in the national championships. In addition to being the largest celebration of barbecue held in New England, this year’s event will include many new features including the Maine Mobile Motorsports Museum, with a display of classic race cars and memorabilia from Maine’s past, a fantastic fireworks display Saturday starting at 10 p.m., and even more activities in the Kid’s Zone. A full lineup of entertainment

Suppers & breakfasts Saturday, Aug. 4

A Pig/Turkey Roast will be served at 4:30 p.m. to wrap up a full day of celebration at Scribner’s Mill, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at its 21st annual Back to the Past event. The dinner features pork or turkey, baked beans, salad and strawberry shortcake with whipped cream for dessert. Cost is $10 adults, $6 children. A Pancake Breakfast will be served from 7 to 9 a.m. at the West Baldwin United Methodist Church on Route 113, West Baldwin. The menu is pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage, coffee and orange juice. Cost is $6 adults, $3 children under 10. A Bean Supper will be put on by the Sebago Volunteers from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at Sebago Town Hall. The menu is baked beans, chop suey, salad, potato salad, pies, rolls and brown bread. Cost is $7 adults, $5 for ages 10 and under.

Sunday, Aug. 5

The North Sebago Church on Route 114 in North Sebago is offering a Chicken Barbecue to the public from 4 to 6 p.m.

Saturday, Aug. 11

The 6th annual Baked Bean Supper will be held from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the Lovell Masonic Hall. The menu is baked beans, hot dogs, coleslaw, brown bread, corn bread, dessert and beverages. The proceeds will benefit the Sam Norftle Building Fund for maintenance and upkeep of the building. Cost is $7 adults, $3 ages 12 and under.

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in a row, they’ll be dropping golf balls from a helicopter to raise money for their scholarship programs and contributions to local charitable programs. Each ball is numbered to correspond to the person who “bought” it, and the golf ball that comes closest to the hole after it hits the ground wins. The weekend features contests on both days. Saturday’s contest is sponsored by the New England Barbecue Society, and Sunday’s contest is sponsored by the Kansas City Barbeque Society. Those who come to the festival won’t be allowed to sample the competing cooks’ fare, but there will be plenty of barbecued foods around nonetheless, offered by the Lions Clubs and other vendors. For more information call 647-4449 or visit

ing 1/4 chicken, homemade salads and sides, drink and dessert, all for $7.50. The lunch is part of their annual book sale and bake fair. FMI: 625-8330, 625-2360. St. Peter’s Episcopal Church will hold their Annual Blueberry Pancake Breakfast from 7:30 to 10 a.m. in their church at 42 Sweden Road, Bridgton. It will be a nice hot homestyle cooked breakfast of pancakes topped with blueberry syrup or maple syrup and real whipped cream, various muffins, danish, and beverages. Pricing is $8 adults; ages 310 $3 and under age 3 free. FMI: 647-8549.

Tuesday, Aug. 14

A Public Supper with homemade pies for dessert will be served from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the North Waterford Congregational Church, off Routes 35 and 37, opposite Melby’s Market in North Waterford. The menu is baked beans, American chop suey, casseroles, salads, brown bread, rolls, beverages and dessert, and costs $7 for adults, $3.50 for children under 12.

Wednesday, Aug. 15

The final Waterford Summer Breakfast of the season will be served at the Wilkins Community House in Waterford Flat from 7:30 to 10 a.m. The menu is scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, pancakes, muffins, donuts, orange juice and coffee, all for $7 adults, $4 children. A yard sale will be held in the house basement from 7:30 to 11 a.m.

Saturday, Aug. 18

The United Methodist Women at Bridgton United Methodist Church will hold a Bean Supper from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at the church. What’s better than a barbecue on a warm summer evening? The famous Burgers, Brats, and Dogs Barbecue is back at the Raymond Village Community Church, 12 Main Street, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. The burgers and brats are all fresh from the Raymond Meat Market, with hot dogs, fresh tangy coleslaw, spicy baked beans, sodas and bottled water, and homemade pies. Take out orders are welcome; call 693-3226.

Saturday, Aug. 25

A free Community Meal is offered to all at Christ Chapel, 37 Northern Pines Road, Raymond, from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Food is continually served, buffet-style. The meal will be Swedish meatballs, casseroles, salads and desserts.

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Can I use age as an excuse?

Bridgton by Virginia Staples Bridgton Correspondent Tel. 647-5183


Bluegrass fest August 11 The Bridgton Historical Society is holding its second annual Bluegrass Festival on Saturday, Aug. 11, from 2 to 8 p.m. at Narramissic Farm on the Ingalls Road. The Loon Echo Land Trust is holding a Bald Pate Mountain Bicycle Loop trip on Sunday, Aug. 5. Meet at 8 a.m. at the Hannaford parking lot on Route 302. For more information, call 647-4352. The deadline for ordering lobster rolls from the Lakeside Garden Club was Friday; but you could call 452-2293 to see if you can still order. Pickup is Friday, Aug. 10 at the First Congregational Church. For more information, call 452-2293.

by Ethel Hurst Lovell Correspondent 925-3226

I don’t mess up very often but when I do… wellll. My apologies to the Greater Lovell Land Trust for getting Bonney Boatman’s presentation on hummingbirds date wrong. It’s even worse, because Liz called me to remind me. Can I use my age as an excuse? The 4th annual Tee for Two Golf Tournament held June 23 raised $12,000. This fundraiser at the Lake Kezar Country Club was started as a way to help those who have been diagnosed with

either breast cancer or prostate cancer. As the popularity of this tournament has grown over the years, contributions have also grown to the Bridgton Hospital Outpatient Cancer Care Fund. Among the many uses of the fund are: supplying patients with gas cards to help with the rising cost of gas so patients can get to needed appointments; supplemental payments for dental care for long-term chemotherapy patients; providing free prostate screening for those

unable to pay; free mammography screening tests; and helping patients with needed articles like wigs, hair pieces, turbans and scarves. Many don’t realize the little costs hidden within the treatment criteria, which “Tee for Two” helps pay for. A check will be presented to Sue Rivet of the Oncology Department and Dave Frum, CEO of Bridgton Hospital. In the four years of the tournament, the group has raised $40,000. All those who worked on the project should be congratulated for their efforts. The Greater Lovell Land Trust will have Bonney Boatman give a talk on the great blue heron on Friday, Aug. 3, at the Charlotte Hobbs Memorial Library, starting at 2 p.m. Learn how the hollow bones of the heron gives it the ability to fly despite the size of its body. Like the hummingbird program, this is a family

program. The Brick Church for the Performing Arts will be holding a fundraiser on Monday, Aug. 6, to replace the belfry, which is much needed. The “Ducks” are coming, and it is a unique and creative project that will certainly draw a huge crowd. The premise of the “Ducks” is that certain creative people were chosen to receive beautiful carved wooden duck heads, with the idea that they use their own imagination and create a theme. Among the exhibits will be Martha Goldsmith’s quilted duck. Then Pat Thurston and brother Rod Blood have combined forces to create two beautiful settings of the ducks in a silvery marsh. A faux-Egyptian god duck by Joe Crowe will be excellent. Can’t wait to see Roger Williams’s amazing, surAGE, Page B

Remembering the one-room schoolhouse of yesterday Naples by Cheryl Harmon Naples Correspondent 693-4016


OXFORD PLAZA, MAIN ST., (RT. 26) 743-5100 SHOWING AUG. 3 – AUG. 9 FRI. & SAT. DIARY OF A WHIMPY KID: DOG DAYS (PG)............12:00, 2:15, 4:30, 6:55, 9:15 TOTAL RECALL (PG-13)...............1:00, 4:10, 7:10, 9:45 THE WATCH (R)..........................12:50, 4:20, 7:20, 9:35 STEP UP REVOLUTION (PG-13)...12:40, 3:50, 7:15, 9:30 THE DARK KNIGHT RISES (PG-13)............12:30, 4:00, 9:00 THE DARK KNIGHT RISES (PG-13).......................3:00, 6:45 TED (R)...........................................................12:20, 9:55 ICE AGE: CONTINENTAL DRIFT (PG)..............................12:10, 2:25, 4:35, 6:50 THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN (PG-13).....................9:05 You must be 17 years old to view R-rated films unless accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Photo ID required.

The Edes Falls Sewing Circle will be having a Yard Sale at the Edes Falls Community Hall on Saturday, Aug. 18 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. We will have knicknacks and firewabbles of all kinds, plus one of our ladies is going to make donuts. Yummy. We are donating items as well as things we have accumulated. If anyone wants to donate to our cause, let me know or drop it off to me at my house, 6 Edes Falls Road, Naples. We are a nonprofit group, and we make money to keep the Community Hall in good

condition. Many of you know that this was a one-room schoolhouse many years ago. My mom, my uncles Buster and Coot, and my aunt Hazel as well as many more from the Edes Falls area went here. Grades 1 through 9 were in one room. The kids nowadays would flip if they had gone to a school like this. Remember, there were no school buses, so you had to walk in the snow, rain and sleet, and there were no days off for storms. This Sunday, Aug. 5, at the Village Green from 6 to 7 p.m. will have Jose Duddy singing a variety of songs. Many have seen his performances at the Fryeburg Fair in October. If any of these Sundays were rainy (and I think last Sunday was), the rain date is Aug. 26.    If anyone needs anything put in the paper for a meeting, a gathering, birthday, anniversarys, wedding, shower, class reunion, etc., let me know via e-mail, phone or by mail to 6 Edes Falls Road, or drop it off. Just leave it in the gold car or between the doors. There is a magnet on the door.

LITERARY INITIATIVE — The Rotary Club of Fryeburg Area takes great pride in announcing the installation of the club’s Past President, Mary Rennie, to the position of District 7780’s Literacy chairwoman. Mary recently announced to the Fryeburg Area Club that District 7780’s initiative this year in literacy will be the use of the book, Josh the Baby Otter, to promote child water safety. Seen in the photo is Mary Rennie (left) showing the book to Fryeburg Rotary President, Judy Raymond. Drowning is the leading cause of death for infants and young children between the ages of 1 and 4. Club President Raymond reported that the Fryeburg Club was pleased to be part of the District’s “Water Safety Program.”


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Performance will include: PROKOFIEV: Overture of Hebrew Themes for Clarinet, Strings and Piano, KHACHATURIAN: Trio for Clarinet, Violin and Piano, SHOSTAKOVICH: String Quartet No.11, Op. 122, GLINKA: Grand Sextet for String Quartet, Bass and Piano. Tickets: $20-Adults, $15-Seniors (65+), $10-Students.

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Crash Berry at BPL tomorrow of stereotypes.” Matinicus, located 20 miles out to sea, is in the center of the richest lobster grounds in the world. Ever since the first white settler and notorious scoundrel Ebenezer Hall was scalped in 1757 by the local Indians who owned Matinicus, a mist of violence has loomed like low hanging fog, enshrouding the island in a bad reputation. Mostly because of a few loud, bad apples. Stabbings. Arson. Fisticuffs. Sucker punches. Cold-cockings. Home invasions and destruction. Murderous threats and name-calling. Guns aimed. Shots fired. People wounded. All part of island history and lore. In 1991, as a young ex-Coast Guardsman, Crash Barry moved to Matinicus. Isolated and remote, the island was home to just 50 people. The state ferry visited nine times a year. Airplanes only landed when there was no rain, snow, sleet, darkness or fog. A world of heavy winds and vicious storms,

where fervent sunrises and fiery sunsets painted forests, meadows, beaches and ledge with vibrant colors. Except when it was foggy. Which was often from June to October. Two years living in a fish shack didn’t make Crash Barry an expert on Matinicus, but it was a long enough immersion to recognize the distinctive nature of the place. Commercial Fishing News said “Tough Island will either have you intrigued enough by island life to delve deeper or turning up your collar and thanking your lucky stars you’ve never had to test yourself with the experience.” In addition to Tough Island, Crash Barry is the author of the rollicking novel Sex, Drugs and Blueberries set in Washington County amid the Oxycontinabuse epidemic. Crash Barry spent a decade as a print and radio reporter in Portland until receiving a writing fellowship from the Maine Arts Commission, which convinced

The Birth House invites you to a number of upcoming classes and events designed for families of the Greater Bridgton community. The featured class is “Postpartum Wellness.” This holistic, two-part class on Tuesdays, Aug. 14 and 21, from 6 to 8 p.m., focuses on reaching and maintaining an optimal level of wellness during the first six weeks of the postpartum period. The needs of the mother — such as body changes, nutritional needs, fertility awareness, sleeping arrangements, breastfeeding, and postpartum blues — will be addressed. It is best to attend this class prenatally, so that you can be empowered to care for yourself after your baby is born. Immediate and extended family members are invited to attend. The fee for this class is $25 per family. An introduction to breastfeeding class, “Beginning Breastfeeding,” will be held Thursday, Aug. 2, from 6 to 8 p.m. To be discussed will be different nursing positions, how to recognize a great latch, how to know that your baby is getting enough milk and other basic information to help you get breastfeeding off to a great and nourishing start. The fee for this class is $10 per client. “Infant CPR for Families” will be offered on Tuesday, Aug. 7, from 6 to 7 p.m. This class is designed to prepare family members to respond in an emergency until an EMS arrives. In addition to learning CPR, you will also learn how to respond in a choking emergency. The fee for this class is $10 per family. Has it been a while since you welcomed a new baby into your family? If you are expecting another baby, consider taking the “Natural Childbirth Preparation Refresher Class” on Sunday, Aug. 12 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The class is an overview of labor and birth, breathing and relaxation techniques, as well as other natural comfort measures for childbirth. The fee for this class is $35 per couple. A Free Movie Night will be held on Thursday, Aug. 23 from 6 to 8 p.m. This month the film Home Delivery will be shown. It

is about three expecting moms in New York City who decide to take their births into their own hands — and their homes. Register for each class or event that you are interested in

attending; those with a financial hardship may ask about a sliding scale for class fees. For more information or to register, please contact The Birth House at 647-5968.

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Jessica L. (Alberts) and Kaleb M. Morton of Casco, have a son, Jayden Michael Morton, born on July 13, 2012 at Bridgton Hospital. Maternal grandparents: Kim Alberts and Brad Turbide of Casco. Paternal grandparents: Val Gillis and Michael Morton of Casco and Naples. Great-grandparents: Colleen and Woody Cleaveland of Casco; Gwendylon Lorrain of Mechanic Falls; Janice and Lionel Turbide of Mechanic Falls. Jessica J. Garnett and Lucas D. Buzzell of Gorham, have a son, Wyatt Austin Buzzell, born on July 23, 2012 at Bridgton Hospital. Jennifer Bailey and Jeffrey Witham of Oxford have a girl, Mikenzee Grace Witham, born July 22, 2012 at Stephens Memorial Hospital in Norway. Mikenzee weighed eight pounds, 1.4 ounces and joins siblings Emma, 15 months, Sabrina, 2, and Whyatt, 4. Maternal grandparents are Chris and Sandi Shorey of Norway. Paternal grandparents are Debbie Witham of Bridgton and Terry Record of Lewiston. Bethany B. (Black) and Robert C. Prindall of Bridgton have a son, Roland Michael Black Prindall, born on July 12, 2012 at Bridgton Hospital. Maternal grandparents: Honie and Phil Charrette of Warren, R.I.; Eileen and Joe Black of Seekonk, Mass. Paternal grandparents: Ann and Walter Prindall of North Yarmouth. Melinda (Doan) and Pastor Garret Ellis Meuser of Casco have a son, Emerson Ellis Meuser, born July 26, 2012 at Northern Sun Family Health Care in Topsham. Emerson weighed nine pounds, two ounces. Assisting midwife was Ashley Grace, and also in attendance was Rebecca Goodwin.

The Bridgton Hospital Guild Thrift Shop, conveniently located next to Renys on Main Street in Bridgton, is holding their popular “End of Summer” half-price sale starting this Monday, Aug. 6 through Saturday, Aug. 11. This is followed by their dramatic “Fill-A-Bag for a $2” sale starting Monday, Aug. 13 through Saturday, Aug. 18. The shop is open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The store is closed Sunday. The shop will be closed Aug. 20 through Aug. 21 and will reopen Wednesday, Aug. 22 with fall and winter inventory. Perfect for backto-school shopping! The Bridgton Hospital Guild Thrift Shop is a notfor-profit fundraising project for the organization. All funds raised benefit Bridgton Hospital. For full details about the Bridgton Hospital Guild including how to become a member go to html

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him to pursue book writing. His column One Maniac’s Meat appears monthly in The Bollard, a Portland newsmagazine. The Crash Report, his weekly column in the Portland Daily Sun, focuses on the seamy side of Maine life and politics. He’s worked as a sternman, sailor, bartender, demolitionist, janitor, alpaca herdsman, cow milker and blueberry raker. He lives in the hills of western Maine. To learn more about Crash Barry, visit


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Maine author Crash Barry will be appearing at the Bridgton Public Library on Friday, Aug. 3 at 6 p.m. to present Tough Island: Live, a 45minute monologue, replete with funny and honest renderings of his true stories from Matinicus, Maine’s most remote inhabited island. Since publication in August 2011, Crash Barry’s memoir Tough Island: True Stories from Matinicus, Maine has received much critical acclaim. “If you want a romantic look at life on a Maine island you won’t find it here,” wrote the Progressive Review. “ Instead, you’ll get a striking account of an often bitter reality no longer a common part of the American story.” According to National Fisherman, the book is “a darkly humorous and unvarnished snapshot of the island and its inhabitants.” Down East magazine wrote, “Crash Barry grants his characters real dignity by treating the islanders as complicated individuals, the opposite

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Hiram railroad program “Ant & Elephant” was the comparison between the two railroads that connected in Hiram. The “big” standard gauge Portland & Ogdensburg Railroad came through Hiram in 1871, carrying passengers and freight to St. Johnsbury, Vt. via the White Mountains with their magnificent glamorous resort hotels. From 1883 to 1941 passengers and freight could be transferred to the “Lilliput” twofoot narrow gauge Bridgton & Saco River Railroad for the 16-mile journey to Bridgton and the lakes, opening up new markets for goods and tourism. Special excursion trains were popular, as were coaches for

summer camps. The heyday of the railroads was a prosperous period for the region. The theme of the Hiram Historical Society Annual Open House on Saturday, Aug. 11 from 2 to 5 p.m. is the two railroads that connected in Hiram and brought prosperity. A photo exhibit will be on display. At 2:30 p.m., Ned Allen, president of the Bridgton Historical Society, will give a slide presentation on the narrow gauge railroad that ran between Hiram and Bridgton and later to Harrison. Following refreshments there will be an opportunity to go to the granite arch that supported the narrow gauge

track over Hancock Brook in Hiram. It is a short drive and an easy walk to the arch, but there is a steep decline to manage for a good view. A privately-owned model train layout in Hiram will also be open following the talk and refreshments. Stairs will need to be climbed to the layout, which is on the second floor. The Hiram Historical Society is located in Great Ossipee Museum, 20 Historical Ridge (off Schoolhouse Road, off Route 117). The program is free and open to the public; there will be light refreshments. For more information, call 6254762.

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FIRST TON WINNER at the Crabtree blueberry patch in Sebago for the 2012 picking season was Al Curns of Bridgton, who was the lucky blueberry picker on July 26, 2012 who brought the total berries picked to one ton so far this season! It has been a great year for blueberries and the picking is easy. The first ton benchmark was reached after only five days of picking, with many more predicted this season. Shown here with Al is Colby the official Crabtree Blueberries greeter dog. (Photo by Allen Crabtree)

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WMWV Radio presents an evening of alternative rock with a British quintet named Scars on 45 as well as the Jason Spooner Trio, a great local band, as part of the Arts Jubilee at Cranmore Mountain Resort in North Conway, N.H. The concert begins at 7 p.m.; bring a picnic blanket or lawn chair, and enjoy food at the Barbecue on the Deck. Cost is $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and free to kids 12 and under. FMI: 1-800SUN-N-SKI.

Saturday, Aug. 4

The Bellamy Jazz Band will get you “In the Swing” at a 7:30 p.m. concert at the Denmark Arts Center, 50 West Main St., Denmark. These eight suited Maine men revive the timeless Big Band sound of the 1920s. Tickets are $10. FMI: 452-2412.

Sunday, Aug. 5

The Musical Explosion’ Bavarian/Steel Band/Jazz Benefit Concert will be held at Deertrees Theatre in Harrison, in aid of the theatre. Tickets are $15. Jose Duddy, a well-known performer at the Fryeburg Fair, will entertain those who attend the Sunday Summer Concert from 6 to 7 p.m. on the Village Green in Naples. FMI: 693-3408.

Tuesday, Aug. 7

The Sebago-Long Lake Music Festival’s 40th Anniversary Concert features works by Schubert, Copland, Golijov and Bruch. The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. at Deertrees Theatre in Harrison. The last concert in the series is Aug. 14. Tickets are $25 per concert, and free for those 21 and under.

Wednesday, Aug. 8

The Preservation Hall Jazz Band will fill the hall with the sounds of New Orleans jazz at 7:30 p.m. at the Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center, 18 Bradley Street at Fryeburg Academy. Tickets are $29.50 for adults, $25 for seniors and $15 for students and may be purchased at the box office by calling 935-9232 or online at

Stephanie Kate Strohm wanted to write a book for teenage girls where the heroine was smart and feminine. “I feel that so often in books and movies, girls are either smart or girly — they can’t be both,” the young author said. Her first work, Pilgrims Don’t Wear Pink, has been described as a “nearly perfect book for teens,” (VOYA) and “breezy beach reading — it’ll go down as easily as Libby’s Colonial Caramel Apple Pie,” (Booklist). Strohm will be autographing copies of the new book on

Thursday, Aug. 9

The grand finale of Arts Jubilee at Cranmore Mountain Resort in North Conway, N.H. will be the traditional Symphony Pops Concert featuring the New England Wind Symphony with fireworks. It’s the area’s most popular outdoor concert, and begins at 7 p.m. Bring a picnic blanket or lawn chair, and enjoy food at the Barbecue on the Deck. Cost is $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and free to kids 12 and under. FMI: 1-800-SUN-N-SKI. The Celtic Tenors are back! They will perform all your favorite Irish tunes at the Stone Mountain Arts Center in Brownfield at 8 p.m. The Celtic Tenors are a three-man vocal group that has been weaving together an eclectic repertoire of Celtic, operatic and popular songs for audiences worldwide since 2000. FMI: 935-7292.

Friday, Aug. 10 beginning at 2 p.m. at Bridgton Books. In Pilgrims Don’t Wear Pink, teenager Libby Kelting is a funloving, fashion-obsessed history buff who jumps at the chance to intern at Camden Harbor, Maine’s Oldest Living History Museum. Libby’s on track to have the perfect summer — she’s blissfully happy wearing a corset and churning butter, and she’s found the colonial version of a real-life Mr. Darcy. But it turns out appearances can be deceiving, even in period-appropriate clothing. Throw AUTHOR, Page 10B

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and free for those 21 and under; call 583-6747. The Russian Finale concert will also be performed on Wednesday, Aug. 15 at the Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center in Fryeburg. Tickets for the Fryeburg concert are $20 for adults, $15 for seniors, $10 for students. FMI: 935-9232.

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The band Brazen Cane will perform from 8 p.m. to midnight at the Waterford World’s Fair fairgrounds, 36 Irving Green Road. The snack bar will be open for light refreshment and free ice. FMI: 890-7669.

Saturday, Aug. 11

The Paul & Ellen Duo will perform country and blues at the last Sunday Summer Concert in Naples, from 6 to 7 p.m. on the Village Green. The rain date is Aug. 26. FMI: 693-3408.

A Maine-based folk duo, The Squid Jiggers, alias Dave Rowe and Troy Bennet, will perform at 7:30 p.m. at the Brick Church for the Performing Arts in Lovell. FMI: 925-1500. The Bridgton Historical Society will sponsor a Bluegrass Festival at their historic Narramissic Farm in South Bridgton from 2 to 8 p.m.

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Still plenty going on at the Raymond Village Library At a Glance Sunday, Aug. 19 — Tent Book Sale, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 22 — Ebook program, 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday, Aug. 29 — Basic Computer Skills program, 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday, Aug. 29 — Book Group, 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 3 — Labor Day, the library is closed Wednesday, Sept. 5 — Storytime, 10:30 a.m. Annual Book Sale If you’ve been in the library lately, you have probably had to turn sideways to get around the tables of books that are set up throughout the library. The annual book sale is still going on. The selection of books are updated daily, so be sure to drop in again and find new books for your reading pleasure. Remember, there are also children’s books and puzzles, audio books, music CDs and videos for sale. Book Group The Book Group will meet on Wednesday, Aug. 29 to discuss Please look after Mom, a novel by Kyung-Sook Shin. This bestseller in South Korea is about the selfish family of Park So-nyo, a woman who gets lost in the crowd at a train station in Seoul and does not reappear. This is a moving story of the family’s search for their mother and of the secrets she harbored

within. The book will be available upon request at the library. For more information, call the library at 655-4283. Maine Wildlife Park A reminder — Community Passes to the Maine Wildlife Park in Gray are available to Raymond Village Library patrons. Even though there will still be a charge, the pass will help minimize the cost. The park is a wonderful place for families to visit and a great place to bring the grandchildren. Just ask for the pass at the library. Tent Book Sale On Sunday, Aug. 19, there will be an end of summer book sale at the library from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Baked goods will be available for purchase, and there will be an activities table for tots to teens. Books of every type, including some rare finds as well as lots of children’s books and puzzles, audio books, music CDs and videos will be for sale. There will be reduced prices on most books. If the worst happens and it rains, all will be moved inside the library. Labor Day Please note that the library will be closed on Monday, Sept. 3, celebrating Labor Day. However, it will be open on Sunday, Sept. 2, the day before. Free E-Books and Computer Programs New to e-books? Have you been given an e-reader but

haven’t got it figured out yet, or do you just want to find out more about them? You are invited to join Patrick Therrien and Jared Leadbetter from the Maine State Library on Wednesday, Aug. 22, from 10 a.m. to noon for an introduction to the digital world of reading. You can expect to see a few of the more popular devices demonstrated, and to learn about some of the available resources out there, including the statewide Overdrive Digital Library and other free services. Space is limited for this free program, so call 6554283 or stop in to register. Patrick Therrien from the Maine State Library is back on Wednesday, Aug. 29 from 10 a.m. to noon to teach an introductory class on Basic Computer Skills. This is a wonderful opportunity to learn basic computer terminology and operating computer tasks and also gain an understanding of the Windows interface and the World Wide Web. Patrick will be bringing 10 laptops for your use. Since space is limited for this free program, please call the library to register. Star Gazing There is still a lot of summer left to gaze at the stars. Come in and check out the Orion StarBlast 4.5” Telescope to take home and do just that. Cornerstones of Science donated the telescope to the Raymond

Village Library in honor of their past Executive Director, Jocelyn Hubbell. The telescope is available for loan to adults for one week and Lisa will be happy to give you a tutorial on how to use it. Storytime On Wednesday, Sept. 5, the library’s Storytimes resume at 10:30 a.m. We look forward to seeing our young patrons for stories, games, music and crafts. We are looking for kids’ small instruments that you would be willing to donate. For example: tambourines, maracas, drums and triangles, etc. Volunteers We love our wonderful volunteers at the library, but we could use more, especially on Sundays. If you are interested, please stop by, we would enjoy meeting you. Our hours are Sunday, Monday and Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Baby/Toddler Playtime Starting Monday, Sept. 10, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., The Children’s Room at the library will host a Baby/Toddler Playtime. This is a special, informal gathering where babies and toddlers can share library books and toys and parents can meet other parents. The Children’s Room will be set up with books, interactive toys, puzzles, a playhouse and crawl through tubes. Registration is not required.

special program on Wednesday, Aug. 8, featuring local storyteller Jo Radner at the library. A past president of the American Folklore Society and the National Storytelling Network, Jo will present a unique program, “Burnt in Memory: Stories of the 1947 Brownfield Fire.” With all the forest fires raging across the U.S., Jo’s stories about Brownfield will bring the full impact of forest fires. A GLLT walk on Thursday, Aug. 9 will take place at the Bishop’s Cardinal Reserve located on Horseshoe Pond, from 10 a.m. to noon. The focus of the walk will be the everpresent black bear. With this spring’s early arrival, there have

been many sightings. The annual Open House of the Lewis Dana Hill Memorial Library on Friday, Aug. 10 will have Joe Hill as a special speaker. Joe is a summer resident of Lovell, but is known as a bestselling horror novelist. It has to be the genes that led him to write the novel Heart Shaped Box and the Collection of 20th Century Ghosts. The program will begin at 7 p.m. Tickets are $15, and they are limited. Tickets are available at Harvest Gold Gallery or the Lewis Dana Hill Memorial Library during regular hours on Tuesday and Thursday from 5 to 7 p.m., or Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon. The Greater Lovell Land

GREETINGS — Maine State Senator Bill Diamond, who marched in the Casco Days grand parade on Saturday, greets Addie Hall. (Photo by Jim Hall)

Soldiers library HIRAM — Maine author Annette Vance Dorey will present a slide show and talk about her extensive research into her book, Maine Mothers Who Murdered, 1875-1925; Doing Time in State Prison, on Tuesday, Aug. 14 at noon at Soldiers Memorial Library, 85 Main Street. She will discuss how the book came about, over 30 mother’s untold stories, early prison conditions, programs and staff, and the women’s dilemmas and desperation. Brown bag your lunch; drinks and dessert will be provided. The Monday Knotty Knitter’s group meets weekly from noon to 2 p.m. Lessons with Judy are also available from 11 a.m. to noon. New members are welcome. The third Monday Book Discussion Group will meet on Monday, Aug. 20, from 11 a.m. to noon. The title for this month is Going Home to Glory: A Memoir of Life with Dwight D. Eisenhower, 1961-1969 by David Eisenhower and Julie Nixon Eisenhower. The library tries to have copies available to borrow, but you need to check ahead as the amount can be limited. Volunteers are needed to help with cataloging and other tasks. Call Pam Slattery at 625-4650. Library hours are Tuesday from 2 to 5 p.m., Wednesday and Thursday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Visit www.soldiers.lib. and/or visit us on Facebook.

There was a time when senior moments were funny (Continued from Page B) prising duck setting. These are only examples of the creativity available in our town of Lovell. All the ducks will find a new home with the help of auctioneer David Neufeld. The doors open at 7:30 p.m., so join the Birds on a Wire and their great music, and those who will certainly come up with some funny duck stories while eating cheese and quackers (I told you there were jokers in the

crowd), and support the Brick Church. The next Greater Lovell Land Trust Walk will take place on Wednesday, Aug. 8, at the Kezar River Reserve starting at 10 a.m. Those taking part will learn about the unique geology of the area. It will be an opportunity to see how the reserve forest is managed. This is a moderatedifficulty activity, with terrain that has some steep slopes. The GLLT will also present a

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Trust Annual meeting will be on Saturday, Aug. 11 at the VFW Hall on Smarts Hill Road, starting at 8:30 a.m. There will be coffee and donuts followed by the meeting. All members are urged to attend. The Charlotte Hobbs Memorial Library and the Lovell Recreation Department are once again raffling off a bike. The bronze 1983 Lotus Classique, restored and donated by John McCann, is striking. The ‘83 version of the bike was the only one painted this particular color. When John restores a bike he tries to get the exact parts, like the featured Shimano 600 group of components with upgraded Campagnolo hubs with Mavic GP4 rims. Made of Champion Tange steel, it weighs 23 pounds

and is in almost perfect condition; it’s ready to ride. This is the second year that John has donated a bike for the raffle. To see the bike, visit the library, where it is on display, and pick up a few raffle tickets with a donation of $5 each or five for $20. The Ladies Golf continued at Lake Kezar Country Club with beautiful weather. On July 19, the ladies took dead aim at the hole, as only putts counted. Those with the fewest putts, with 13, were Peg Robbins, Betty McInerny, Mary Sayles, Thea Middlemiss and Lorraine Harden. Following right behind at 14 were Alma Richards, Sheila Malia, Cathy Duggan and Mary Walden. With a 15 was Karen Spanglo. The one closest to the pin was Phyllis Ginzler.


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Gallery 302 hosting two guest artists

Two guest artists will exhibit work at Gallery 302 from Aug. 2-30. Both are summer residents of Harrison. Gwen Nagel works in oil, watercolor and pastel, while Madeline Wikler works primarily in watercolor. There will be a public reception at the gallery from 5 to 7 p.m. this Friday, Aug. 3. Those attending the reception will have a special treat, as the Art in Bloom exhibit by the Lakeside Garden Club will be up in the gallery as well.

Originally from the prairies of Minnesota, Gwen painted in oils as a teenager before her formal study of art at the University of Minnesota. She switched majors, however, eventually earning a Ph.D. in English at Tufts. It was through her scholarly work on South Berwick (Maine) writer Sarah Orne Jewett that she first encountered the Maine landscape. After several years working in publishing and teaching writing and literature Gwen rekindled her love of painting and

the visual landscape of Maine. Since 1997, she has devoted herself full-time to her art. Gwen is a member of several local art organizations in Maine and Georgia; she was a founding member of the Bridgton Art Guild and a founding member and former president of the Plein Air Painters of the South East (PAP-SE). Her work is in galleries in the south and in Maine, including Eastport Breakwater Gallery (Eastport), Beth’s Cafe (Bridgton) and Maurice’s (South Paris).

Madeline has been drawing, private collections. painting, potting, and photoMadeline is a founding memgraphing all of her life, but it ber of Gallery 302 in Bridgton. was not until she and her husGallery 302 is located at 112 band bought a summer home in Maine in 1990 that she began her serious interest in and study of watercolor. She enjoys the challenges and surprises that watercolor brings, as well as the freshness and transparency of the medium and the white of the paper. Madeline’s work has appeared in galleries in Maine and Maryland, and is in many

(Continued from Page B) It will be an evening of quacking good entertainment — music by Birds on a Wire, stories, a duck joke competition, cheese and quackers (sorry), auctioneering by the talented David Neufeld and some lovely art, on sale to the highest bidders. A wide variety of duck-themed art will be on the block, from beautiful settings of ducks in a silvery marsh created by metal artist Rod Blood and painter Pat Thurston, to a unique quilted duck by fabric artist Martha Goldsmith, to Jonathan Crowe’s faux-Egyptian bas-relief carving of a duck “god.” Painter Roger Williams has devised a visual duck pun (you have to see it!). Other unusual creations come from artists Sam Ring, Steve Korth, Jesse Stevens (a

“rye duck”), Treehouse Farms, David Neufeld, Sandy Bell and others. Images of some of the ducks can be seen on the Brick Church website at In addition to ducks, other items are on offer, including a pen and ink drawing, three decorated birdhouses and a duck wine rack and Art Duck-o Wine from Steve Korth. Virginia Durr has donated sets of her professional photographic greeting cards. Storyteller and oral historian Jo Radner will offer an individually-tailored storytelling performance for children or adults as well as an hour’s worth of recorded interview of family or community history. Susie Mosca has donated, appropriately, a duck-down comforter.

The event will be lighthearted, but its purpose is serious. To complete the restoration of the historic Brick Church building, the belfry must be rebuilt this fall — and fundraising is crucial. The Art Duck-o Auction is the second benefit event toward this important goal.

The auction begins at 7:30 p.m. on Aug. 6, at the Brick Church for the Performing Arts on Christian Hill Road in Lovell Village. Admission to the auction evening is free. Please come and bring friends to make this urgent and delightFEATURED WORK — Gwen Nagel’s “Blue Ridge Stream.” ful occasion a success!

(Continued from Page B) in an irritating, Star-Trek quoting male reporter, a cat-loving coworker with evil intentions, and rumors of a museum ghost, and Libby’s perfect summer is quickly turning perfectly awful. Fast-paced, fluffy, and a hundred percent fun, Pilgrims Don’t Wear Pink is the perfect summer read. Fans of Meg Cabot take note: like the crowd-pleasing Princess Diaries creator, debut author Strohm packs her story with lots of pulp culture references, fabulous one-liners, and a smart, fashion-loving heroine who also has a great right hook—and isn’t afraid to use it. How often do teens get a book where the main character is brainy but also girlie, just as devoted to Vogue as she is to Moby Dick? “I know that as a teen I was afraid of looking too smart because I thought it meant boys wouldn’t like me or I wouldn’t be cool, and no girl should feel that way,” she said. After spending their summers with the irresistible Libby Kelting, readers will undoubtedly agree.

About the Author Stephanie Kate Strohm grew up in Connecticut and attended Middlebury College in Vermont, where she was voted Winter Carnival Queen. Currently, she lives in New York City with a huge shoe collection and a little white dog named Lorelei Lee. Pilgrims Don’t Wear Pink is her first novel; the second installment in the series, Confederates Don’t Wear Couture, is due out in Spring 2013. Visit Stephanie online at

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August 2, 2012, The Bridgton News, Page C

Casco: ‘Real good training run’

By Wayne E. Rivet Staff Writer CASCO — James Lepage is finding Casco to be just an “awesome” place to spend his summer. Working as a counselor at Seeds of Peace for the second year, the Cumberland native has enjoyed experiences that will last him a lifetime. “It’s awesome. The kids are incredible,” said Lepage, who will be a senior at Bates College in Lewiston this fall. “My older sister worked there and I had a chance to visit. I was blown away. At first, the kids are in a bit of shock as they meet ‘the other side.’ It’s awesome to watch the transformation. Day by day, they get a little closer and their guard comes down a little by little. It’s really powerful to see it happen.” A political science major, Lepage says “Seeds” has opened up many doors for him. One, he hopes translates into a job once he graduates. And secondly, he now has developed friendships that span across the globe. “I’ll always remember the relationships. Being in the bunks with 18 kids every day, you make a lot of new friends. With Facebook, I’ve been able to keep up with kids I met last year. I plan to make a trip to the ‘region’ at some point. I have 300 friends I can look up,” he said. “I not quite sure what I will do once I graduate. I’d like to work in (Washington) D.C. for a few years. Maybe work for Seeds in New York since I now know some people there.” Lepage was certainly even more popular amongst Seeds campers and counselors after he claimed his second Casco Days FIRST LADY AT CASCO DAYS — Erin Flynn, 33, was the Road Race title with a convincfirst female to cross the finish line at the Casco Days Country ing victory in 20 minutes, 53 Run on Saturday. (Photo courtesy of Kevin Murphy) seconds. Lepage won the four-miler in 2011 with a time of 22:15. “It was a little humid out there, but it was better than last year. Seeds of Peace is on this 1. James Lepage, 21, Cumberland, 20:53 lake so I’ve run the course a lot. 2. Tim Even, 23, East Stoneham, 21:25 The second mile is all up hill and 3. Terry McMillan, 15, Raymond, 21:55 the third mile is all downhill, so I 4. Macdara Nash, 45, Concord, MA, 22:32 went after the second mile a little 5. Ben Nickerson, 19, Yarmouth, 22:33 harder this year because I knew 6. Cody Hecht, 16, Watertown, MA, 22:53 there was a built-in rest (Mile 7. Colby Howland, 18, Falmouth, 22:57 3),” he said. “The biggest chal8. Adam Zukowski, 30, Durham, 23:16 lenge is the last hill before the finish. It’s tough to get through 9. Cash Armstrong, 19, Raymond, 23:18 because you know it’s near the 10. Doug Endrizzi, 24, Casco, 23:59 end of the race and there’s a lot 11. Matthew Simonson, 26, 24:08 of people there watching you.” 12. Adam Taylor, 15, Raymond, 24:14 Lepage was tested early by 13. Adam Moses, 16, Great Falls, VA, 24:44 Tim Even of Stoneham, who 14. Mark MacDougall, 17, Naples, 25:01 has been running quite well at 15. Ben Bush, 16, McLean, VI, 25:23 area races, was second overall in 16. Ben Motley, 24, Raymond, 25:33 21:25. Like Lepage, Even, who 17. Matt Siegel, 41, Chestnut Hill, MA, 25:43 has been training for the upcom18. Dan Allara, 13, Sebago, 25:44 ing Beach to Beacon race in 19. Earl Henry, 41, Brighton, MA, 25:46 Cape Elizabeth, was a top-flight “track guy” in college, qualify20. Erin Flynn, 33, 25:50 ing for Nationals as a member 21. Mark Hogan, 34, Washington Depot, CT, 26:23 of the University of Southern 22. Aaron Seidman, 14, Raymond, 26:25 Maine squad this spring. 23. Auden Menke, 15, New Hampton, NH, 26:25 “I was with Tim for the 24. Andrew Hirst, 21, Otisfield, 26:28 first mile or so, then I put on 25. Dan Cough, 23, Turner Falls, MA, 26:29 a little surge. He was probably 26. Ryder White, 16, Cumberland, 26:29 50 meters behind me for most 27. Alex Przedpelski, 19, Summit, NJ, 26:40 of the race,” said Lepage, who 28. Erin Saulnier, 29, Revere, MA, 26:42 knew Even from his high school 29. Mac Sargent, 23, Portland, 26:50 days (Lepage ran at Greely, 30. Sam Brockelbank, 18, Raymond, 26:52 while Even was a member of the Fryeburg Academy cross31. Stephen Michael Bennett, 22, Naples, 26:53 country and track teams). “This 32. Jason Childs, 28, 27:00

How they finished

33. Marcus Goldbas, 21, Cape Elizabeth, 27:05 34. Koda Unknown, 22, Otisfield, 27:07 35. Jason Savard, 36, Salem, NH, 27:20 36. Jennifer Blastow, 40, Otisfield, 27:26 37. Mark Endrizzi, 19, Raymond, 27:26 38. David Giancola, 23, Raymond, 27:27 39. Jimmy Banta, 14, Raymond, 27:30 40. Brendan Hayes, 11, Raymond, 27:36 41. Tanner Powers, 19, Raymond, 27:39 42. Andres Cisneros, 30, Philadelphia, PA, 27:52 43. Morgan Brown, 19, Falmouth, 27:58 44. Jacob Conley, 19, Casco, 28:03 45. Miles Glazier, 15, San Marino, CA, 28:05 46. Mike Coulom, 20, West Hartford, CT, 28:06 47. Corey Sullivan, 20, Rye, NH, 28:15 48. Jeffrey Couzzo, 34, Kingston, MA, 28:18 49. Nicholas Kingsley, 14, Raymond, 28:26 50. Don Foss, 42, Raymond, 28:29 51. Karyn Bristol, 48, Hopewell, NJ, 28:33 52. Tomm Polos, 24, Raymond, 28:34 53. Diego Fernandez, 14, Raymond, 28:36 54. Eilyn Black, 33, Poland, 28:42 55. Bavo Meert, 24, Raymond, 28:46 56. Sean Sullivan, 50, Rye, NH, 28:56 57. Sam Bristol, 15, Hopewell, NJ, 28:58 58. Sara West, 40, Dover, NH, 29:02 59. Charles Ross, 11, Casco, 29:03 CASCO DAYS, Page C

GOING ALL OUT — As they approach the Casco Days Road Race finish line, Sam Maker (left) and Noah Duprey, age 8, of Casco give it their all. (Rivet Photo) was my first race this summer, and probably the last. Beach to Beacon is this weekend, but I’m at camp.” Although his focus has been on his counselor job at Seeds of Peace, Lepage has also logged many miles this summer as he prepares for his final collegiate running season. First up, he will compete on the Bates crosscountry team, which has a lofty goal of again qualifying for the Nationals. Then, he will shift to the track for two seasons. Admittedly, Lepage refers to himself as a “track guy” first. He was fourth in the 800 meters at the New England Championships this past year at Bates and set a new Bobcat school record in the 1,000 meters in 2:27.9. Lepage also competes in the 600 and 1,500 meters. “I’ve been running since second grade. I like the training. It’s a sport that the more you put in, the more you get out of it. Unlike other sports, there is a direct relationship between how you train and the fastest time you will run,” he said. Like most runners, Lepage thoroughly enjoys the camaraderie that exists in the running community. “The best part of running is the relationships you develop with other runners. During high school, I had a chance to meet a lot of guys, who I am still competing against. We’ll warm up together, and although we’re competitive when the race begins, it is really cool to talk to each other after the race,” he said. “A little moment of racing is intense, but we’re all friends after.” How does a track guy transform himself to a long distance SETTING THE WINNING PACE — James Lepage, 21, of Cumberland and a counselor at Seeds of Peace Camp, was the runner?


winner of the 2012 Casco Days Road Race in 20:53.

RUNNING BILLBOARD — Karina Braley, 19 of Brownfield (left) and Kristina Morton, 17, of Casco carried this message as they made their way toward the finish line at last Saturday’s Casco Days Road Race. (Rivet Photo)

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Casco Days: How they finished

SCENES FROM THE RACE — (Top) Holli Hackey, 27, picked up a passenger as she neared the finish line at Saturday’s 34th Annual Casco Days Race. Holli finished in 47:52. (Middle) Claire O’Malley, 18, and Mary Kate Heaney, 18 (right), both of Camp Wohelo finished the four miler in 35:03. (Left) Jeffrey Cuozzo, 34, of Kingston, Mass. makes a final push to the finish line, recording a time of 28:18, which was good for 48th overall. (Rivet Photos)


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(Continued from Page C) 60. Jason Hughes, 14, Atkinson, NH, 29:05 61. Charles Munn, 20, 29:11 62. Jon Couture, 30, Oxford, 29:24 63. Andrew Luke, 8, Raymond, 29:29 64. Keith Hardy, 45, Pembroke, NH, 29:32 65. Andy Scheerer, 14, Raymond, 29:34 66. Zach Tomkinson, 20, Naples, 29:37 67. Craig Hamilton, 14, Raymond, 29:40 68. Rachel Wandishin, 18, Casco, 29:40 69. Colin Sharpe, 15, New Orleans, LA, 29:45 70. John Immerman, 49, Sudbury, MA, 29:49 71. Jason Huckaby, 41, Portland, 29:51 72. Jake Desjardins, 17, Raymond, 29:53 73. Mason Kluge-Edwards, 17, Casco, 29:54 74. Patrick Neafsey, 14, Raymond, 29:55 75. Eric Lotke, 47, Arlington, VA, 29:57 76. Alex Cronin, 41, Tucscon, AZ, 29:57 77. Miranda Smith, 14, Raymond, 29:58 78. Mackenzie Simpson, 27, Casco, 30:13 79. Anna Menke, 18, New Hampton, NH, 30:14 80. Courtney McClean, 23, Bridgton, 30:19 81. Alex Wheelock, 21, Raymond, 30:21 82. Jeff Newfel, 37, Poland, 30:24 83. Allison Blackmore, 23, Otisfield, 30:26 84. Matt Rose, 15, 30:29 85. Dean Maines, 41, Newburyport, MA, 30:33 86. Chris Alwang, 11, Raymond, 30:39 87. Jacqui Black, 18, Naples, 30:46 88. Corey Johnson, 28, Charlestown, MA, 30:53 89. Andrew Tsiropinas, 32, Casco, 30:53 90. Caleb Smart, 33, Hollis, 30:55 91. Ted Coffin, 39, Raymond, 30:55 92. Wenda Saunders, 48, Naples, 30:58 93. Peter Wilson, 15, Raymond, 30:58 94. Tara Treichel, 40, Portland, 31:05 95. Jaclyn Paulos, 24, 31:08 96. Gary Robbins, 51, Raymond, 31:11 97. Oliver Cope Nolan, 16, 31:12 98. Jonathan London, 43, Davis, CA, 31:12 99. Tom Meader, 48, Raymond, 31:22 100. Warren Wheelock, 56, Providence, RI, 31:24 101. Alex Miquiling, 13, Raymond, 31:25 102. Reed Fernandez, 17, 31:26 103. Peter Page, 66, Rye Brook, NY, 31:26 104. Morgan McClean, 20, Bridgton, 31:30 105. Steven Shapiro, 41, New York, NY, 31:32 106. Zianiebeth Shattuck-Owens, 48, Park City, UT, 31:32 107. Garret Glazier, 17, San Marino, CA, 31:37 108. Sam Gans, 12, Raymond, 31:38 109. Jack Hamilton, 12, Raymond, 31:39 110. Rosemary Donnelly, 45, Langley, WA, 31:41 111. Brian Scribner, 40, Lincoln, RI, 31:42 112. Tim Wesson, 14, Sebago, 31:43 113. Jacobo Gimenez, 11, Raymond, 31:46 114. Andrea Crowley, 40, Sebago, 31:46 115. Derek Mayo, 21, Casco, 31:47 116. Kyle DeSouza, 15, Harrison, 31:49 117. Chandler Wilson, 14, Sebago, 31:53 118. Jennifer Sindelir, 42, Santa Rita, GU, 31:55 119. Ethan Stanley, 9, Raymond, 31:56 120. Nick Ribolla, 14, Raymond, 31:58 121. Jamie Arsenault, 46, New Hampton, NH, 32:01 122. Jaime Leyden, 15, Raymond, 32:03 123. Chuck Murphy, 62, Princeton, 32:05 124. Leigh Fernandez, 16, 32:08 125. Coby Scovel, 14, Sebago, 32:10 126. Steve Fuller, 52, Freeport, 32:11 127. Cameron Donnelly, 15, Atkinson, NH, 32:13 128. Steven Barker, 47, South Casco, 32:15 129. Will Buckley, 14, Raymond, 32:18 130. Nathan Gample, 14, Raymond, 32:19 131. Steven Smith, 14, Sebago, 32:23 132. Andrew Hoglund, 26, Raymond, 32:24 133. Joe Ford, 18, Sebago, 32:27 134. Sean McCooey, 9, Raymond, 32:27 135. Maude Meeker, 17, Casco, 32:31 136. Julie McCleery, 42, Seattle, WA, 32:31 137. Katie Schlebecker, 24, Silver Springs, MD, 32:31 138. Gunter Haug, 11, Raymond, 32:35 139. Alex Floyd, 15, Otisfield, 32:36 140. Wes McCauley, 40, South Portland, 32:40 141. Thomas Gwadz, 14, Raymond, 32:41 142. Marianne Primack, 31, Amesbury, MA, 32:41 143. Amy Mortimer, 47, 32:43 144. Jack Dobbin, 26, Chicago, IL, 32:45 145. Melanie Miller, 15, Poland, 32:46 146. Chris Anderson, 40, 32:47

147. Ben Emery, 12, Raymond, 32:47 148. Chris Jordan, 37, Casco, 32:49 149. Charlie McGee, 33, Gorham, 32:50 150. Stephen Masters, 43, Scarborough, 32:50 151. Paul Moscoso, 43, Santee, CA, 32:51 152. Jeff Purdy, 46, New Gloucester, 32:54 153. Jeff Duquette, 29, Portland, 32:55 154. Elizabeth Carew, 19, Falmouth, 32:57 155. Jon Faber, 10, Casco, 32:58 156. Erica Dudek, 43, Cordova, TN, 33:02 157. Matt Thayer, 44, Weston, MA, 33:04 158. Tami O’Brien, 41, Newburyport, MA, 33:08 159. Kayla Gray, 17, Bridgton, 33:10 160. Melinda Barber, 32, Boston, MA, 33:12 161. Dennis Duquette, 58, Raymond, 33:13 162. Jake Lachance, 20, Augusta, 33:17 163. Chris Streifel, 38, Windham, 33:19 164. Rachel Gold, 15, Poland, 33:25 165. Jonathan Hecht, 54, Watertown, MA, 33:25 166. Tommy Tyler, 17, San Diego, CA, 33:29 167. Mark Leighton, 51, Falmouth, 33:32 168. Momo Chapa, 16, Raymond, 33:34 169. Christine Arnold, 16, Raymond, 33:35 170. Karly Duquette, 26, Portland, 33:36 171. Corey Huckins, 42, Casco, 33:40 172. Jason McGee, 29, Gorham, 33:41 173. Andrew Menke, 47, New Hampton, NH, 33:42 174. Stephen Douglas, 51, Windham, 33:45 175. Thomas Kiley, 33, 33:47 176. Willie Mulhall, 13, Raymond, 33:49 177. Charlie Ewig, 13, Raymond, 33:49 178. Caroline Western, 11, Poland, 33:50 179. Amy Kiley, 40, 33:53 180. Joe Polchies, 34, Biddeford, 33:54 181. Theodore Snow, 13, Casco, 33:54 182. Mark Snow, 45, Casco, 33:54 183. Rex Holtan, 60, Portland, 33:58 184. Eldon Tapley, 37, 33:59 185. Desmond Horonitz, 16, Casco, 34:06 186. Jake Gentempe, 15, Oxford, 34:08 187. Steve Shaw, 49, Casco, 34:11 188. Geo Ames, 48, Waterford, 34:11 189. Tucker Stanley, 9, Raymond, 34:12 190. Leanne Boody, 30, Naples, 34:14 191. Douglas Arsham, 36, Casco, 34:23 192. Max Mandell, 11, Casco, 34:23 193. Naami Mendes, 20, Otisfield, 34:24 194. Lisa Ferreira, 44, Bridgewater, MA, 34:26 195. Meryl Katz, 45, Oxford, 34:29 196. Allison Freedman, 41, Chicago, IL, 34:30 197. Sam Forbes, 14, Raymond, 34:30 198. Linda Davis, 62, South Casco, 34:30 199. Nikoas Blevins, 50, Portola Valley, CA, 34:32 200. Elizabeth Twer, 41, Casco, 34:33 201. Kyle Robbins, 21, Raymond, 34:35 202. Lousie Tisch, 14, Poland, 34:35 203. Steve Eyl, 46, Encinitas, CA, 34:44 204. Daniel Chizmar, 10, Auburn, 34:44 205. Shannon Rose, 22, Atkinson, NH, 34:48 206. Margaux Leblanc, 19, Kennebunk, 34:50 207. Arthur Leblanc III, 52, Kennebunk, 34:50 208. Cindy Hilton, 49, Dayton, 34:51 209. Paul Andrew, 37, N. Grafton, MA, 34:54 210. Brian Siebert, 36, Naples, 34:57 211. Pam Lotke, 43, Tucson, AZ, 34:59 212. Stephanie Hogan, 33, Washington Depot, CT, 34:59 213. Mary Kate Heaney, 18, Raymond, 35:03 214. Claire O’Malley, 18, Raymond, 35:03 215. Margaritt McNulty, 60, Standish, 35:04 216. Scott Hilton, 50, Dayton, 35:09 217. Clara Engle, 18, Otisfield, 35:10 218. Jeff Thompson, 57, Windham, 35:14 219. Bethany McCauley, 39, South Portland, 35:15 220. Sterling Sherman, 47, Oxford, 35:16 221. Paul Lachance, 65, Raymond, 35:16 222. Patrick Lachance, 18, Raymond, 35:17 223. Garrick Johnson, 26, Otisfield, 35:17 224. Cat Moss, 14, Raymond, 35:18 225. Alejandro Margues, 17, Sebago, 35:18 226. Kate Dudek, 13, Cordova, TN, 35:21 227. Emma Turner, 17, Boston, MA, 35:21 228. Michael Lotke, 48, Tucson, AZ, 35:23 229. Clara Zucker, 13, Poland, 35:24 230. Harley Johnson, 39, Oxford, 35:27 231. Scott Martin, 38, Hallowell, 35:34 232. Ryan Neafsey, 12, Raymond, 35:35 233. Chandler Spearman, 15, Raymond, 35:35 234. Jeffrey Ecker, 50, Newton, MA, 35:37 235. Wendy Glazier, 47, San Marino, CA, 35:39 236. Andy Thompson, 12, Raymond, 35:40 CASCO DAYS, Page C

ABIGAIL DESMARAIS, 8, Freedom, N.H., 44:11

MARK MACDOUGALL, 17, Naples, 25:01

ANNA MENKE, 18, New Hampton, N.H., 30:14

SAM BRISTOL, 15, Hopewell, N.J., 28:58

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August 2, 2012, The Bridgton News, Page C

How competitors fared at the Casco Days Road Race (Continued from Page C) 237. Meg Lepage, 54, Cumberland, 35:40 238. Gabe Coetzee, 15, Poland, 35:42 239. Maura Honan, 14, Raymond, 35:49 240. Molly McCarthy, 13, Raymond, 35:49 241. Michael Nixon, 32 Milford, MA, 35:49 242. Christopher Haywood, 31, Broomfield, CO, 35:50 243. Lino Perez, 45, Reading, MA, 35:52 244. Erin Sullivan, 18, Rye, NH, 35:53 245. Jeffrey Jones, 37, Casco, 35:53 246. Chris Lacoursiere, 40, Raymond, 35:57 247. Kevin Hancock, 46, Casco, 35:59 248. Cutter Meeker, 12, Naples, 35:59 249. Noah Duprey, 8, Casco, 36:06 250. Reed Rathgeber, 31, Raymond, 36:07 251. Sam Malher, 19, 36:07 252. Michelle Huckins, 40, Casco, 36:12 253. Kate Bradley, 30, Waterford, 36:20 254. Amy Siebert, 35, Naples, 36:26 255. Evan Dockery, 13, Raymond, 36:30 256. Brendan Barnard, 13, Raymond, 36:34 257. Rev. Joyce Long, 53, Raymond, 36:37 258. Phaedra Gallant, 38, Windham, 36:41 259. Jessica Natinsley, 19, Poland, 36:42 260. Sherri Conte, 56, Halifax, MA, 36:46 261. Erin Plummer, 29, Naples, 36:49 262. Jeffrey Conley, 48, Casco, 36:51 263. Derek Romano, 38, Charlestown, MA, 36:52 264. Rebecca Babel, 25, Otisfield, 36:57 265. Priscilla Dobbin, 26, Chicago, IL, 36:58 266. Ryan Walker, 11, Bridgton, 36:59 267. Letizia Porru, 14, Raymond, 37:01 268. Matilde Riggi, 15, Raymond, 37:03 269. David Moses, 51, 37:07 270. Jenna Adelsberger, 21, Wrentham, MA, 37:08 271. Ethan Lemley, 11, Casco, 37:11 272. Sarah Berkman, 19, Poland, 37:14 273. Natalie Frieder, 19, Poland, 37:14 274. Stephanie Bensan, 19, Poland, 37:16 275. Carmine Morelli, 50, Casco, 37:16 276. Daniel Belfer, 11, Casco, 37:17 277. Bonnie Esposito, 57, Falmouth, 37:18 278. Jeremy Cutler, 13, Raymond, 37:19 279. Matt Hancock, Casco, 37:20 280. Gregory Locke, 18, Casco, 37:23 281. Lee Kelting, 49, Tolland, CT, 37:28 282. Gabrielle Eyl, 15, Encinitas, CA, 37:31 283. Lindsay Byrne, 16, Pembroke, NH, 37:31 284. Eugene Gallant, 39, Windham, 37:34 285. Tammy Hardy, 44, Pembroke, NH, 37:39 286. Megan Sullivan, 12, Rye, NH, 37:46

287. Austin Wehrwein, 22, Lincoln, NE, 37:46 288. Yvonne Kameone, 18, Poland, 37:48 289. Patrick Locke, 46, Casco, 37:49 290. Orlando Arollano, 27, Las Cruces, NM, 37:51 291. Wes Miller, 42, Casco, 37:53 292. Cheryl Tyler, 48, San Diego, CA, 38:02 293. Chelsea Cwiklik, 23, Casco, 38:08 294. Miles Pember, 12, Raymond, 38:11 295. Jon Richardson, 34, Bridgton, 38:15 296. Ethann Shapiro, 33, Casco, 38:19 297. Rayjon Grayson, 10, Raymond, 38:26 298. Dana Totman, 58, Brunswick, 38:27 299. Stephanie Jeannette, 26, Tewksbury, MA, 38:32 300. Laura Simpson, 40, Gladstone, NJ, 38:32 301. Nancy Erbstein, 45, Davis, CA, 38:45 302. Magnus Aske, 11, Raymond, 38:51 303. John Lynch, 68, Bluffton, SO, 38:53 304. Evan McLeary-Brown, 10, Raymond, 38:54 305. Hayden Sharpe, 10, Raymond, 38:56 306. Annemarie Heisler, 41, Portland, 38:56 307. Bob McCooey, 46, Rye, NH, 38:57 308. Jen Betts, 19, Raymond, 38:59 309. Nick Lewin, 38, Otisfield, 38:59 310. Jacob Edelman, 10, Casco, 39:00 311. Dean Flanagin, 48, Raymond, 39:09 312. Jillian Urhausen, 20, Poland, 39:11 313. Austin Barish, 10, Casco, 39:12 314. Alec Eyl, 12, Encinitas, CA, 39:13 315. Lindsay Framer, 29, Boston, MA, 39:16 316. Kristen Lizotte, 40, Rutland, MA, 39:17 317. Marisa Pickowicz, 24, Waterville, 39:17 318. Scott Leyden, 13, Raymond, 39:18 319. Kathy Black, 49, Naples, 39:22 320. Jack Bristol, 10, Hopewell, NJ, 39:24 321. Steve Bristol, 48, Hopewell, NJ, 39:24 322. Erica Green, 41, Naples, 39:25 323. Jani Leblanc, 30, Moultonboro, NH, 39:27 324. Elsa Soderberg, 15, Otisfield, 39:32 325. Jon Adamo, 34, Maitland, FL, 39:41 326. Christian Sydow, 10, Raymond, 39:42 327. Carrie Shapiro, 33, Casco, 39:42 328. John Murray, 29, Waltham, MA, 39:43 329. Jane McMurray, 14, Otisfield, 39:44 330. Roxanne Ames, 42, Waterford, 39:51 331. Eli Gumnit, 15, 39:52 332. Kendra Adamo, 33, Maitland, FL, 39:54 333. Sheila Weeman, 47, Bridgton, 39:56 334. Jennifer McMahon, 50, Casco, 39:59 335. Ryan Immerman, 10, Sudbury, MA, 40:05 336. Hunter Dionne, 12, Raymond, 40:06 337. Jessica Szafransla, 35, Casco, 40:06

363. Jennifer Lewis, 36, Casco, 41:58 364. Ben Bitensky, 11, Casco, 42:01 365. Claudette Andrew, 38, Grafton, MA, 42:06 366. Emma Shpiz, 14, Poland, 42:11 367. Lizzy Stone, 13, Poland, 42:14 368. Kathleen O’Brien, 38, Freeport, 42:17 369. Nate Hollander, 26, Ayer, MA, 42:27 370. Lindsey Kenison, 14, Casco, 42:28 371. Jim Walker, 60, Gorham, 42:40 372. Lauren Shpiz, 12, Poland, 42:50 373. Kathleen Dongherry, 38, Oxford, 43:00 374. Walter Shivik, 70, East Kingston, NH, 43:10 375. Daniel Rockwell, 39, Casco, 43:12 376. Andrea Tetzlaff, 33, Biddeford, 43:14 377. Maddy Cooper, 14, 43:18 378. Karen Johnson, 46, Raymond, 43:18 379. Cindy Gaudin, 46, 43:18 380. Irwin Price, 71, Casco, 43:20 381. Colby Dionne, 10, Raymond, 43:26 382. Rachel Sevigny, 22, Raymond, 43:29 383. Dan Guilford, 50, Southborough, MA, 43:35 384. Sam Shively, 14, Naples, 43:39 385. Sharon Pollard, 38, Ayer, MA, 43:41 386. Melissa Cusano, 44, Topsham, 43:59 387. Lisa Stevens, 47, South Portland, 44:09 MACDARA NASH, 45, Concord, Mass., 388. Jack Coggeshall, 41, Portland, 44:09 22:32, good for fourth overall. 389. Abigail Desmarais, 8, Freedom, NH, 44:11 390. Pat Hayes, 16, Raymond, 44:14 338. Steven Gallant, 35, Scarborough, 40:06 391. Brendon Harmon, 16, Naples, 44:19 339. Evan Willey, 9, Casco, 40:11 392. Alexandra Goldman, 20, Poland, 44:30 340. Vicky Leighton, 49, Falmouth, 40:21 393. Renee Robbins, 55, Raymond, 44:31 341. Tyler Kelting, 18, Tolland, CT, 40:27 394. Chelsea Marsdale, 18, 44:34 342. Sheri Lacoursiere, 35, Raymond, 40:30 395. Paula Bellin, 49, Holden, MA, 44:35 343. Jennifer Effron, 31, Casco, 40:32 396. Arianna Mordy, 14, Otisfield,44:35 344. Kevin Cote, 48, Bridgewater, MA, 40:40 397. Ashley Marsdale, 20, 44:37 345. Tom Cook, 24, Otisfield, 40:40 398. Katie Elliot, 13, Otisfield, 44:37 346. Henry Kapples, 12, Sebago, 40:46 399. Sherri Desmarais, 43, Freedom, NH, 44:38 347. Evan Meyers, 10, Casco, 40:51 400. Leah Janus, 34, Casco, 44:41 348. Kerry Huckins, 43, Casco, 40:54 401. Tarah Statham, 24, Windham, 44:43 349. Aaron Tward, 34, Boston, MA, 40:54 402. Katherine Rolph, 28, Casco, 44.46 350. Steven Ulrichs, 10, Raymond, 40:56 403. Barbara Moses, 55, Otisfield, 44:46 351. Tommy Hauldren, 17, Raymond, 40:56 404. Jessica Cushman, 31, Portland, 44:46 352. Erin Nunn, 40, Raymond, 41:02 405. Ashton Coats, 12, Otisfield, 44:50 353. Debbie Fuller, 52, Freeport, 41:15 406. Moe, Camera, 15, Raymond, 44:53 354. Ellen Dunlavey, 15, Otisfield, 41:18 407. Paul, Tracy, 64, Raymond, 44:53 355. Rachel Bolling, 13, Casco, 41:22 408. Rebecca Tracy, 58, Raymond, 44:54 356. Michael Bolling, 49, Casco, 41:23 409. Miles, Williams, 15, Raymond, 44:55 357. Maya London, 15, Davis, CA, 41:40 410. Kristina Morton, 17, Casco, 45:01 358. David Heaton, 58, Milford, MA, 41:44 411. Karina Braley, 19, Brownfield, 45:02 359. Francois Nobert, 37, Casco, 41:46 412. Gail Johnson, 50, Naples, 45:09 360. Cynthia Begin, 52, Boston, MA, 41:47 413. Thom Johnson, 50, Naples, 45:10 361. Claudia Haimovici, 14, Poland, 41:49 362. Leah Hanscom, 31, Fryeburg, 41:50 CASCO DAYS RACE, Page C

Golf & tennis: Marathon at Agawam

RAYMOND — Camp Agawam’s 16th Annual Golf Marathon for Camperships will be held on Thursday, Aug. 16 at Fairlawn Golf and Country Club in Poland. Twenty golfers, ages 18 to 70, will hit the links in an attempt to play 100 holes of golf in a single day to raise $55,000 for Agawam camper-

ships from their sponsors. A Tennis Marathon featuring players attempting to play 100 games in a single day will take place on Friday, Aug. 17 at Camp Agawam in Raymond, with a goal of raising $10,000 for camperships from their sponsors. Since 1919, Camp Agawam has been a leader in provid-

ing outdoor group living, leadership training, and character building experiences for boys on Crescent Lake in Raymond. Camp Agawam provides 250 weeks of tuition-free summer camp experience to 140 boys each summer through the week-

long Main Idea program for boys from Maine and the Camp Agawam Campership program for the seven-week season, which includes support for at least six boys from Maine each year.

GOLF, Page C

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Regional sports

Page C, The Bridgton News, August 2, 2012

LR sports dates

Raider sports

Attention all Lake Region High School fall sports athletes; • School Nurse Karry Joly will be in the office collecting medical forms and paperwork on Monday, Aug. 6 from 8 to 10 a.m. • A fall coaches meeting will be held on Monday, Aug. 13 at 7 a.m. at LRHS. • A meeting with all fall student-athletes will take place at 8 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 13 on the football grandstands.

Hall nominations The Lake Region High School Athletic Hall of Fame Committee is seeking nominations of athletes, coaches and fan/contributor at LRHS through the year 2007. Nominations for the next Hall of Fame class are due by Aug. 18. Nomination forms are available by contacting LR Athletic Director Paul True at the high school or e-mail The nomination form and eligibility criteria will be on the SAD 61 website ( The Hall of Fame Committee consists of eight members — a longtime girls’ athletic coach with four-plus years of experience, a longtime boys’ athletic coach, former athletic director/coach with 10 years of experience, current athletic director, current varsity coach, Bridgton News sports editor, LR Booster Club president and LR community member. The committee will review nominations, using a 1–5 scale to determine Hall of Fame induction. Unsuccessful nominees will be automatically added to next year’s ballot. If a person is unsuccessful after five consecutive tries, his or her name will not be carried over for a sixth year. However, he or she may be renominated at a later date. New Hall of Fame members will be honored during this fall’s Homecoming at Lake Region H.S.

Lacrosse camp

The Lake Region boys’ Lacrosse Camp for grades 3 through 8 will be held Monday, Aug. 13 through Thursday, Aug. 16 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Lake Region Middle School fields. Hosted by Lake Region H.S. coaches and Bridgton Academy coaches, the camp will cost $50 for all four days with a free LR lacrosse pinnie included. Or, $15 per day plus $15 for the LR lacrosse pinnie. All levels welcome from beginner to experienced players. All equipment — helmet, stick, gloves, arm pads, shoulder pads and mouth guard — is required for the camp. Some loaner equipment LACROSSE CAMP, Page C




PERFECT SEASON — The Lake Region Girls’ Travel Lacrosse team, led by Coach Dave Keenan, finished the 2012 season undefeated, with a record of 14-0. This was Lake Region’s second year placing a girls’ lacrosse team, consisting of fourth, fifth and sixth graders. What made the season even more phenomenal was their success against teams whose programs have been in place for many more years. Lake Region hopes to continue expanding their girls’ lacrosse program in 2013. Team members included: Kelsey Apovian, Kira Bloomfield, Brooke Clement, Isabella Davis White, Jessica Engstrom, Kennedy Goodine, Meaghan Goodine, Meghan Harmon, Ashley Herrick, Lauren Jakobs, Lindsey Keenan, Emily Lake, Mindy Miller, Elizabeth Mirante, Georgia Shanks, Rachel Shanks, Aisley Sturk, Elaina Sturk and Breanna Thompson.


field house. Girls’ Soccer: Monday, Aug. 13 from 7 to 9 a.m. at the Academy field and 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Cemetery field on Route 302. Boys’ Soccer: Monday, Aug. 13 from 7 to 9 a.m. at the practice field on Route 302 and 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Academy field. Cross Country: Monday, Aug. 13 at 7 a.m. at the field house parking lot. Golf: Monday, Aug. 13 at 3 p.m. at Lake Kezar Country Club. Field Hockey: Monday, Aug. 13 from 8 to 9 a.m. at the Rec Fields for conditioning, followed by the youth clinic and then 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Rec Fields.

In play on July 30, the team of Bill Wapenski, Dana Morrill, Chuck Ellis and Art Falk were victorious with a score of 16. Second place with a 10 went to Tyler Sears, Corey Douglas, Leon Shackley and Mike Tarantino. Closest to the pin were Dale Lord on Hole 5 with a hole-inone and Chuck Ellis on Hole 16 at 24-feet, 8.5-inches. Greenie: Art Duggan, Daryl Kenison, Henry Middlemiss and Clem Nelson. Super Skin: Dale Lord, Pete Malia, John Niejadik and Ron Esssmann. White Mountain Seniors In play last Friday, July 27, at Mountain View, the foursome of Bill Curtis (Norway), Ron Terciak (Point Sebago), Bill Bisset (Lake Kezar) and Jane Pillsbury (Waukewan) earned first place with a score

of Plus 8 Plus 11. Second place with a Plus 7 Plus 9 went to Ken Howard (Mountain View), Arthur Kilborn (Bridgton Highlands), Everett Kennedy (Mountain View) and Chuck Elliott (Colebrook). Third place with a Plus 4 Plus 9 went to Kal Csigi (Mountain View), Dudley Bell (St. Johnsbury), Dana Morrill (Lake Kezar) and Larry Mickelboro. Fourth place with a Plus 3 Plus 3 went to Jon Lang (Concord), Larry Schieman (Mount Black), Lee Barth (Norway) and Cid Tessicini. Jane Pillsbury was closest to the pin at 10-feet. Plus Points: Dudley Bell 8, Ken Howard 5, Bill Bisset 5, Chuck Patterson 5, Ron Cross 4, Jane Pillsbury 4, Greg Dawson 3, Everett Kennedy GOLF, Page C

Golf notes: Chips for the fairways (Continued from Page C) Established by former directors Dave and Peg Mason of Fryeburg in 1971, the Main Idea program welcomes boys from across the state of Maine for a tuition-free week of camp. Over the past 43 years, enrollment in the program has doubled, with Camp Agawam welcoming 108 boys this year. The Annual Golf Marathon for Camperships, and the new Tennis Marathon for Camperships were established to support the cost of expanding access to the camp experience for deserving young men. This season there are 24 boys attending the full seven-week season on full or partial camperships. To sponsor a golfer or a tennis player or for more information, please contact Mike Bensen, director of Development and Programs at lt@campagawam. org or call 627-4780 or visit Phone: Fax: Outside ME:

100 Main Street Bridgton, ME 04009

FRYEBURG — Fryeburg Academy fall sports will start on Monday, Aug. 13. All athletes must provide proof of insurance, a signed copy of the athletic handbook and proof of a physical within the past two years before they can participate. All forms are available online and outside the athletic office. For questions, call the Athletic Office at 935-2031. Anyone interested in playing a fall sport should report at the following times: Football: Wednesday, Aug. 8 at 9 a.m. at the gym for equipment; and on Monday, Aug. 13 at 7:30 a.m. in the lockerroom and then again at 5:30 p.m.  Freshmen and juniors should report for the Impact test at the library at 8 a.m. on Aug. 8. Cheering: Monday, Aug. 13 from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. in the

Camp Agawam/Agawam Council is an IRS 501(c)3 organization, incorporated as a nonprofit in Maine and is accredited by the American Camping Association. The camp’s address is: Camp Agawam, 54 Agawam Road, Raymond, ME 04071.

Lake Kezar CC In Social League play on July 24, the foursome of Dale Lord, Bill Mende, Dana Morrill and George Harden took first place with a score of 90. Second place with a score of 91 went to Corey Douglas, Pat Johnston and Bob Bean. Closest to the pin were Dale Lord on Hole 5 at 7-feet and Chuck Ellis on Hole 16 at 17-feet, 6-inches. Greenie: Dick Day, Alan Emery and Phil O’Hanley. Super Skin: George Bassett, Bob Spanglo, Bill Wapenski and Henry Morgan.

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Fun & games

August 2, 2012, The Bridgton News, Page C

Brit soccer camp still has openings

This week’s puzzle Theme: Countries


1. “Angela’s _____,” memoir 6. Fairytale princess test 9. Mark of a saint 13. Musketeer’s hat decoration 14. TV classic “___ in the Family” 15. *Vietnam’s capital 16. Like a beaver? 17. Flying saucer 18. Declare invalid, as in divorce 19. Type of agreement 21. *a.k.a. Magyarorszag 23. Opposite of yang 24. School project, e.g. 25. Tube in old TV 28. Dwarf buffalo 30. A radio or television antenna 35. Strikes with an axe 37. Does something wrong 39. Like a nose reacting to allergies 40. Hipbones 41. Element Xe 43. ____ Jim snack 44. Connected series or group 46. Farmer’s storage 47. Bristle 48. Churchill’s successor 50. Your own identity 52. Farmer’s ___ 53. ____ A Sketch 55. Part of a circle 57. *a.k.a. Burma 61. Growls angrily 64. Pertaining to the ear 65. “Without further ___” 67. Hammering spikes 69. Like the color of granite 70. Nada 71. Locomotive hair 72. Wife of Hercules, god-

dess of youth 73. Da, oui, or si, e.g. 74. *Hosni Mubarak was its former leader DOWN 1. King Kong, e.g. 2. Member of eastern European people 3. Immense 4. Manicurist’s board 5. *Home to Belgrade 6. McCartney or Anka, e.g. 7. Rudolph’s friend Hermey, e.g. 8. Hawaiian goodbye 9. “____ in there!” 10. “____ Karenina” 11. Frown 12. Greasy 15. Yearn 20. Building extension 22. *World’s oldest surviving federation 24. Caused by oxidation 25. *It experienced a Cultural Revolution 26. Rent again 27. Short for “betwixt” 29. Miners’ bounty, pl. 31. a.k.a. Russell 32. Scandinavian fjord, e.g. 33. Hill or Baker, e.g. 34. _____ Frank Baum 36. First king of Israelites 38. The only one 42. Baseball Hall of Famer Ryan 45. Becoming 49. Approximated landing time 51. *Home to famous bike race 54. Patsy Cline hit 56. Owner of famous online list 57. TV classic “_*_*_*_”

HARRISON — It’s not too late! There is still time to sign up for an exciting British Soccer Camp at RADR Sports Complex in Harrison. The Challenger British Soccer Camp is open to all players in the Lake Region and Oxford Hills area. The camp will be held Aug. 6-10. Times and fees are as follows: • Ages 6-8, half day, 9 a.m. to noon, $112. • Ages 9-14, half day, 9 a.m. to noon, $112. • Ages 3-5, first kicks, 4 to 5 p.m., $62. British Soccer Camps provide young players with the rare opportunity to receive high-level soccer coaching from a team of international experts right in the heart of their own community. Each British Soccer Camp provides players of all ages and abilities the appropriate program and level of curriculum and a wonderful cultural and educational camp experience! Each day includes individual foot skills, technical drills, tactical practices, small-sided games, coached scrimmages, and a daily tournament. Equally important, the Challenger coaching staff provides your child with lessons in self-discipline, good sportsmanship and respect for others and for the game. Campers will enjoy a daily program of Camp break activities and an end of camp graduation party! The fee includes a free British soccer ball, a British soccer camp shirt, a giant foldout soccer poster and a personal skills evaluation.  Register online at and click on recreation and follow the link. For more information about Challenger Soccer go to For further questions, call Rec Director Paula Holt at 583-2241 or e-mail

Lacrosse camp at Lake Region

58. Christmastime 59. *United ____ Emirates 60. “Tiny” Archibald 61. Douses 62. Monet’s water flower 63. Socially awkward act 66. “___ Hard” 68. Scholastic aptitude test

(Continued from Page C) is available if needed; please contact Don White for more information. If you have played lacrosse before and bring a new player to the camp for the week, the player will receive half off the cost of the camp. Partial scholarships are available if needed. The camp will cover proper throwing, catching and ground ball mechanics, developing both right and left hands, 1 vs.1 offense and defense, face-offs and draws, team and individual competitions, 4 vs. 4 games, shooting competitions, radar gun and prizes. Gatorade, water and freezer pops will be available during the camp.   To register, contact Don White by e-mail at kdavis24@maine. or call 321-1882. Please register by Friday, Aug. 10 in order to receive a pinnie during the week of camp. Late registrants will receive their pinnie after the camp is over.

Game solutions on Page 6C

Preservation walk, run CASCO — Join Loon Echo Land Trust and partake in the Hacker’s Hill 4-Mile Preservation Walk and Run in Casco on Saturday, Aug. 11. Loon Echo will host the first Hacker’s Hill 4-Miler, which will benefit the ongoing fundraising for the protection of the scenic hilltop. Cost to participants is $20 for adults and $15 for those under 18 years of age. Registration will begin at 7:30 a.m. “The views offered by Hacker’s Hill will keep participants striding uphill to reach their goal,” said Event Manager, Carol Meader. “Although the course is challenging, the reward of some of the best views in Maine upon completion make it an amazing route.” Hacker’s Hill is Loon Echo’s newest conservation preserve with 27 acres of open space for the public to enjoy since the official closing and transfer of the property took place on July 26.” With $650,000 raised toward the $800,000 total, Loon Echo secured a bridge loan allowing for the closing to move for-

ward, Meader said. “We have one year to raise the remaining $150,000 to pay off the mortgage. Participants are encouraged to raise pledges from family and friends to support this important project,” she said. Runners and walkers will park atop the hill and be shuttled to the starting line at the intersection of Quaker Ridge Road and Route 302 by Blacksmiths Winery. The course is a continuous incline along Quaker Ridge Road, ending with the steep rise up Hacker’s Hill. Please arrive at the hill no later than 7:30 a.m. to register; the race start is 8:30 a.m. for runners with walkers to follow. For more information on this event please contact Loon Echo at 647-4352 or Visit Net/3208 to register online in advance. Loon Echo Land Trust protects land in the northern Sebago Lake region to conserve its natural resources and character for current and future generations. Currently Loon Echo

Harrison bocce

HARRISON — In Week 10 of the Harrison Bocce League, Ace’s and Caswell tied 2-2; Scott’s beat Mentus 4-0; Ruby’s rolled past Long Lake 4-1; and Worster’s upended Henry’s 4-1. North Division: Worster’s 34-13, Ace’s 29-20, Caswell 28-29, Long Lake 13-31. South Division: Scott’s 31-24, Ruby’s 27-25, Henry’s 27-31, protects over 4,000 acres of land, which is Mentus 16-26. open for public use.

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LOVELL — Join the Greater Lovell Land Trust for a busy week with an evening presentation on plants and pollinators, a family program on bald eagles, two guided walks and the annual meeting in Lovell. In The Natural Yard: Plants and their Pollinators on Wednesday,


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Up for a grueling challenge? As the calendar turns to August, athletes are preparing for the 5th Annual Great Adventure Challenge at Pleasant Mountain. The Challenge is a unique triathlon that encompasses three disciplines — approximately 2.5 miles of kayaking or canoeing over a closed course, followed by approximately 16-plus miles of designated trails of mountain biking, followed by a 2-mile run/hike/ trek up and down Shawnee Peak, which has an elevation change of 1,300 feet. The Challenge can be done by either individuals or by teams. Whether you are a hardened expert or firsttimer, the course is the same; the Challenge is the same; an CHALLENGE, Page C


Our come-back bird, on Friday, Aug. 12 at 10 a.m. focuses on one of nature’s most fascinating creatures as well as our country’s beloved emblem. Though they were close to extinction, bald eagles currently reside in almost every state. Come to a lively learning experience, which

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Regional sports

How they finished at Casco Days Race (Continued from Page C) 414. Cooper Arnott, 14, Raymond, 45:11 415. Alex Rodriguez, 15, Raymond, 45:13 416. Ellie Cannon, 14, Otisfield, 45:14 417. Jacqueline Mescia, 14, Otisfield, 45:14 418. Henry Ayres, 48, Casco, 45:15 419. Karen Van Dyke, 51, Lewiston, 45:15 420. Zach Norvick, 11, Casco, 45:18 421. Bella Fraim, 17, Otisfield, 45:22 422. Krystina Murray, 23, Otisfield, 45:27 423. Samantha Cuozzo, 34, Kingston, MA, 45:27 424. Will Przedpelski, 12, Raymond, 45:33 425. Tim Cushman, 11, Raymond, 45:39 426. Charlotte Phillips, 19, CT, 45:39 427. Sarah, Rhodehamel, 18, Greer, SC, 45:41 428. Jeff Rhodehamel, 55, Greer, SC, 45:41 429, Kim Rhodehamel, 50, Greer, SC, 45:41 430. Brennen Bass, 10, Casco, 45:42 431. Chandler True, 12, Casco, 45:46 432, Kristin Huntress, 12, Harrison, 45:46 433. Elijiah Simmons, 13, Casco, 45:46 434. Karrie Walker, 35, Bridgton, 45:39 435. Kent Lindsrom, 62, Jamesville, NY, 46:02 436. Susan Cottrell, 45, Casco, 46:11 437. Katie MacDowell, 24, Littleton, MA, 46:18 438. Steven Sneddon, 63, Pebble Beach, CA, 46:24 439. Benjamin Elfland, 15, Southboro, MA, 46:24 440. Marika Mortimer-Lotke, 13, Arlington, 46:36 441. Benjamin London, 12, Davis, CA. 46:36 442. Sandy Utterstrom, 68, Falmouth, 46:44 443. Allyson Coombs, 41, 47:16 444. Rachel Bevere, 13, Reading, MA, 47:17 445. Raya Moscoso, 39, Lakeside, CA, 47:27 446. Richard Burnell, 67, Casco, 47:28 447. Trish Irish, 29, Raymond, 47:46 448. Tayla Robbins, 18, Raymond, 47:48 449. Holli Hackey 27, 47:52 450. Emmie Wolf, 12, Otisfield, 47:52 451. Jeanette Chappell, 36, Naples, 47:53 452. James Dougherty, 40, Carrboro, 47:58 453. Jacinta Hardy, 25, Otisfield, 48:24

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454. Charlie Clarke, 11, Raymond, 48:28 455. Kara clemmenson, 15, Otisfield, 48:33 456. Kailey Boya,15, Otisfield, 48:34 457. Mariam Nihoreho, 18, 48:36 458. Cortney Smart, 32, Hollis, 48:47 459. Irene Burr, 39, Bourne, MA, 48:59 460. Carol Glasser, 69, Mahopac Falls, NY 49:01 461. Annette Sullivan, 50, Rye, NH, 49:23 462. Lora Sabin, 55, Watertown, MA, 49:30 463. Liz Nixon, 30, Milford, MA, 50:16 464. Jeffrey Mulhall, 54, Carden City, NY, 50:25 465. Katie Bristol, 13, Hopewell, NJ, 50:31 466. Caroline Wheelock, 48, Providence, 50:55 467. Celcelia Mastrogiacomo, 14, Otisfield, 51:10 468. Ally Turco, 14, Otisfield, 51:43 469. Reece Olmstead, 13, Otisfield, 51:44 470. Emma Harris, 13, Otisfield, 51:52 471. Molly Crocker, 13, Otisfield, 52:17 472. Eleanor Sharp, 46, New Orleans, LA 473. Smith Glatoney, 41, 52:18 474. Elizabeth Vogt, 13, Otisfield, 52:19 475. Russell Forester, 9, Sebago, 52:25 476. Tom Smith, 69, Eden Prairie, MI, 52:52 477. Lynne Guilford, 47, Southborough, 52:53 478. Rachael Guilford, 17, Southborough, 52:54 479. Jenna Sinclair, 25, Casco, 53:47 480. Natasha Touchette, 18, Casco, 53:50 481. Emmalia Mariner, 15, Otisfield, 53:56 482. Fiona Sharp, 14, Otisfield, 53:56 483. Julia Dursztman, 14, Otisfield, 54:00 484. Ana Baldrich, 14, Otisfield, 54:08 485. Sophie Neuhaus, 14, Otisfield, 54:08 486. Melissa Price, 43, Weston, MA, 54:20 487. Abe Thayer, 9, Weston, MA, 54:21 488. Brittany Huel, 21, 54:23 489. Terri Linnell, 62, Casco, 55:11 490. Hazel Glazier, 71, Norway, 55:15 491. JD Dudek, 15, 55:16 492. Eliza Epstein, 12, Poland, 55:25 493. Eva Phelps, 12, Otisfield, 56:29 494. Joanne Conley, 70, Casco, 56:40 CASCO DAYS RACE, Page C

TALK ALONG THE TRAIL — Susan Winship tells Greater Lovell Land Trust walk participants about an ancient plant group called club mosses.

Upcoming GLLT programs (Continued from Page C)

will include both pictures and film of the bald eagle. How big are bald eagles? How long do they live? Where do they live? Bonny Boatman answer these questions and more in this family program. Both of these programs will take place at the Charlotte Hobbs Memorial Library in Lovell. On Thursday, Aug. 11 at 9 a.m., docents will lead an active


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Regional sports

August 2, 2012, The Bridgton News, Page C

Tour de Lovell returns on Aug. 11 LOVELL — The 7th Annual Tour de Lovell will be held on Saturday, Aug. 11 at 8 a.m. The Tour is a scenic 20mile bike ride through the town of Lovell. Sponsored by the Lovell Recreation Department and the Charlotte Hobbs Memorial Library, the Tour has three categories — Road (performance-racing bicycle), Touring (mountain-comfort age groups and gender divibicycle) and Kid’s Tour (under sions. 14, all bicycles). The Road and The 20-mile out and back Touring categories will have course begins at New Suncook

School on Route 5, travels north to Route 5A, back onto Route 5 through North Lovell to the turnaround and heads back to the finish line. Along the way, cyclists will encounter beautiful vistas of the White Mountains as well as challenging terrain. The Kid’s Tour, redesigned for greater safety, is a four-mile course and starts two minutes after the other categories. All participants will receive a water bottle, refreshments and awards, and will be eligible to

participate in a raffle. The first 75 20-mile tour entrants and the first 20 Kid’s Tour entrants will receive a t-shirt. If registered prior to Aug. 8, fees are $20 for the road and touring categories and $10 for the kid’s category. After Aug. 8, fees are $30 and $15, respectively. A family rate is available. Contact Meg Dyer at 925-1084 for further information. Register online at or visit www.lovellrec.blogspot. com for an application.

Up for grueling Adventure Challenge? (Continued from Page C) even playing field. This event is not considered an overly extreme event, nor is it for the faint of heart. The kayaking/canoeing course will be visible by supporters from Route 302 on the causeway of Moose Pond. There are several areas of the bike course that are particularly interesting. One of the more dramatic locations is at Pratt’s Hill, a truly challenging 700-foot long uphill dirt section with a 125-foot elevation change; the bike portion ends with competitors coming down one of the ski slopes, in full view, to the running transition area.

The run/hike/trek up and down Shawnee Peak is visible from the staging area at the mountain next to the finish line and affords viewing of much of the run. The Great Adventure Challenge will take place on Saturday, Aug. 18. Registration ends at 8:30 a.m. Aug. 18 at Shawnee Peak (register online at The Challenge will start at 9 a.m. in Moose Pond, in a kayak or canoe. Individuals (singles) and teams are both encouraged to enter. Singles must be 17 years or older. Proof of age may be required. Teams can consist

of two or three members (all 17 years or older, any gender combination). The individual legs of the Challenge cannot be divided up. Each leg of the Challenge must be completed, in its entirety, by a single team member. If the team has only two members, obviously, one member will complete any two legs of their choice. Every competitor will receive a free t-shirt. Awards will be for overall times. Singles will be divided into two age groups: (17-34, 35 and above) for both male and female. Awards will be given for overall fastest first, second and third in all four Single Divisions.

How they finished at Casco Days Race (Continued from Page C) 495. Kristen Sciolino, 28, Greene, 56:44 496. Molly Weed, 12, Otisfield, 56:55 497. Anne Eyl. 46. Encinitas, CA, 57:30 498. Erika Richter, 20, Cambridge, ON, 57:37 499. Elise Cyr, 16, 57:38 500. Ken Spirer, 69, Portland, 57:44 501. Megan Burke, 16, Raymond, 58:13 502. Suki White, 16, Raymond, 58:13 503. Bea Greenberg, 15, Raymond, 58:13 504. Sean Hendrix, 33, Bangor, 58:14 505. Stephanie Hendrix, 35, Bangor, 58:14 506. Linden Taylor, 15, Otisfield, 59:14 507. Adji Diatta, 15, Otisfield, 59:14 508. Annabel Barry, 15, Otisfield, 59:15 509. Kathleen Howlett, 27, Baltimore, MD, 59:33 510. Amber Swasey, 34, Raymond, 59:44 511. Eden Swasey, 8, Raymond, 59:45 512. Isabel Edison, 12, Poland, 1:01:29 513. Isabelle Orlan, 12, Poland, 1:01:29 514. Lila Horwook, 11, Poland, 1:01:29 515. Skyler Ryan, 14, Sebago, 1:01:42 516. Leslie Sunderland, 14, Otisfield, 1:01:47 517. Meghan Graffam, 31, S. Portland,1:02:31 518. Rachael Austin, 23, Poland, 1:02:39 519. Lily Dresner, 12, Poland, 1:02:39 520. Caroline Elfland, 12, 1:02:57 521. Marlene Weinstein, 66, Philadelphia, 1:03:28 522. Joyce Burd, 65, Casco, 1:03:29 523. Anne Elfland, 48, Southboro, MA, 1:04:35 524. Alfred Moses, 83, Oxford, 1:06:19 525. Kathleen Robinson, 17, Otisfield, 1:06:44 526. Rebecca Anderson, 14, Carver, MA, 1:06:50 527. Lesley Mould, 15, Otisfield, 1:07:13 528. Lucy Davis, 15, Otisfield, 1:07:13 529. Patch Barnard, 10, Raymond, 1:07:13 530. Jacquie Bonnet, 14, Otisfield, 1:07:13 531. Juliet Fontana, 15, Otisfield, 1:07:13 532. Edme Duval, 13, Otisfield, 1:07:14 533. Katie Monica, 15, Otisfield, 1:07:14

534. Flora Morrison, 12, Otisfield, 1:07:16 535. Miranda Bannister, 14, Otisfield, 1:07:17 536. Michka Mahabadi, 22, Otisfield, 1:07:17 537. Bernie Descillian, 15, Raymond, 1:09:34 538. Josh Christy, 19, Raymond, 1:09:34 539. Nicholas Ayres, 7, Casco, 1:09:59 540. Sarah Erwin, 21, Otisfield, 1:10:16 541. Conor Flynn, 22, Otisfield, 1:10:16 542. Jennifer Menke, 47, New Hampton, 1:10:52 543. Rachel Sama, 44, Casco, 1:10:53 544. Lara Arsenault, 44, New Hampton, 1:10:53 545. Lily Levasseur, 5, Raymond, 1:10:55 546. Laura Levasseur, 34, Raymond, 1:10:55 547. Jason Levasseur, 41, Raymond, 1:10:57 548. Veronica Rodriquez, 15, Otisfield, 1:15:49 549. Bailey Koch, 16, Sebago, 1:15:50 550. Zeph West, 15, Sebago, 1:15:50 551. Auggie Coll, 16, Sebago, 1:15:50 552. Josh Kunn, 16, Sebago, 1:15:51 553. Grace Hoffman, 15, Otisfield, 1:15:51 554. Kristin Betts-Greenlaw, 11, Casco, 1:19:41 555. Wendy Betts, 49, Casco, 1:19:42 Age Group winners Ages 13 & Under: Kate Dudek, 13, Cordova, TN, 35:21; Theodore Snow, 13, Casco, 33:54 Ages 14-19: Rachel Wandishin, 18, Casco, 29:40; Ben Nickerson, 19, Yarmouth, 22:33 Ages 20-29: Courtney McClean, 23, Bridgton, 30:19; Doug Endrizzi, 24, Casco, 23:59 Ages 30-39: Eilyn Black, 33, Poland, 28:42; Adam Zukowski, 30, Durham, 23:16 Ages 40-49: Jennifer Blastow, 40, Otisfield, 27:26; Macdara Nash, 45, Concord, MA, 22:32 Ages 50-59: Meg Lepage, 54, Cumberland, 35:40; Sean Sullivan, 50, Rye, NH, 28:56 Ages 60 & Over: Linda Davis, 62, South Casco, 34:30; Peter Page, 66, Rye Brook, NY, 31:26 Top Campers Ages 13 & Under: Dan Allara, 13, O-At-Ka, 25:45; Caroline Western, 11, Fernwood, 33:52 Ages 14-16: Terry McMillan, 15, Timanous, 21:57; Miranda Smith, 14, Wohelo, 29:59

Basic Life Support course at SJC (Continued from Page C)

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Teams will compete with other teams within the Team Division regardless of makeup. Awards will be given for 1st-2nd-3rd for the overall fastest teams by division. There will be an award for First Overall to complete the Challenge course. Each competitor will be responsible for providing the following minimum gear: A mountain bike, helmet (must be ANSI or Snell certified), running gear, a canoe or kayak and paddles, a life jacket (a Coast Guard approved PFD type I, II, III or V). Repairs to bikes on course will be the responsibility of the individual competitors, so carry what you think you might need. There will be water stations; however, it’s suggested you carry water. First Aid will be available as will First Responders. Matching team shirts are encouraged. but not required. Registration fee is $60 for singles and $150 for teams (two or three members). Registration fee is non-refundable after Aug. 14. All proceeds go to support Good Neighbors Inc. Fundraising Committee for the purpose of providing opportunities to adults with mental retardation and Autism. For more information, contact Challenge Director Rob Knowles at 647-5298.

BATTLING A BREEZE — Pictured in the J22 “Rampage” are skipper Bob Bean and crew during Tuesday Night Lake Region Sailing Club action on Long Lake.

A Flotsam Fest

What do you call a meeting of sailboats on a racecourse during which three vessels capsize and four never finish the race? A Flotsam Fest! We had one last Tuesday evening! It all started innocently enough with a cold front having passed through during the day. Meterologists were predicting rain and thunderstorm potential but Long Lake was seemingly spared all that as thirteen boats gathered on Harrison Bay for the 5:30 p.m. race start. Air was moderate and even tending toward “dying” as the first boats crossed the line with the staggered start format, mak-

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ing their way upwind to the first mark. In the westerly breeze port tack was strongly favored, and in the port lifts some could come close to “laying the mark” without a tack. In fact, a few of the later starters did just that, but first to the mark were Walter and Craig’s Hat Trick and the Sunfish of Stuart and Trend. The second leg was a broad reach to a run, with the air coming in as a fill from behind as the wind came up a bit. First to round was Eddy’s Thistle Gwaihir, but many were close at hand. Leg three proved to be a SAILING, Page C

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College grad, spring honors Jonathon Cosgrove of Casco graduated from Geneva College (Beaver Falls, Pa.) with bachelor’s degree in Political Science. Jonathon was awarded a diploma at the college’s May commencement ceremony. Timothy Martin of Casco has been named to the Tufts University Dean’s List for the spring 2012 semester. Dean’s List honors require a semester grade point average of 3.4 or greater. USM Dean’s List The following full-time, instate students have been named to the University of Southern Maine Dean’s List for the spring 2012 semester. To be named, students must earn a RUNNING TOGETHER — Elijiah Simmons 13 (left), Kristen Huntress, 12, of Harrison and Chandler True, 12, of Casco head toward the finish line during Saturday’s 34th Annual Casco Days Road Race. (Rivet Photo)

Lepage repeats at Casco

(Continued from Page C) “I’m training for cross-country right now, so I was okay (today). If the race had been in May, it would have been a different story,” he said. “The biggest adjustment is putting in the miles. I’m doing 50 to 60 miles per week. The workouts are more about mile repeats than

speed. This year for the college races, most of the courses are flat, which is interesting.” Lepage was ecstatic regarding how Saturday’s four-mile race unfolded. “It went exactly as I hoped it would — a lot faster than last year,” he said. And for the record, Lepage

can be a bit of a mystery man. If one looks at the time sheet for the 34th Annual Casco Days Road Race, one will find the name of “Dufresne Stagnetti” as the winner. Well, a little research on the Bates College athletic website found that Lepage decided to use his nickname (Stagnetti) as his race name.

(Continued from Page C) close reach and in the building air plenty found their stride and moved out well. Eddy rounded the leeward and headed for home with Bean’s J22 Rampage not far aft. Then, things got interesting. As Gwaihir approached the finish, a nasty series of puffs powered through, and only a ragging mainsail and heavy work on the gunwale prevented a Thistle capsize. Keelboat rocket Rampage was knocked down and a wayward mainsheet tossed a grinder winch handle overboard. The clear weather squall pushed gusts high into the twenty-knot range and flogging sails could be seen everywhere as sheets were eased in the blow. Three boats rolled, some more than once. Sailboats filled with water make for very unstable bathtubs! Only nine of the original 13 starters managed to cross the finish line.

Not finishing, but making it home alive were four boats, some learning later that gear lost overboard had been picked up by others…items such as paddles, life jackets, sail bags and cushions. In the final analysis, the only unaccounted-for items were Bob Bean’s winch handle and a sponge lost before the race when Walt Read and Craig Trend were setting the marks. This, they later saw, float past their Santana during the Big Wind. So much for the unbroken string of light air drifting conditions! On to next Tuesday then! Final results 1. David and Elizabeth Eddy and Stephean Chute, Thistle Gwaihir 2. Bob Bean, Mike Bray and Mac Bray, J22 Rampage 3. Walt Read & Craig Trend/ Santana 20 ‘Hat Trick’ 4. Jerry Guyot and Dell Osman, Flying Scot, Sail La Vie

5. Mark Cotton and Joop, Daysailor 6. Rob Knowles, Anne Wold, Harry and Beth MacDonald, Capri 22, Barbara B 7. Rick Townsend and crew, Red Flying Scot 8. Sandy Trend, Sunfish 9. Dave Stuart, Sunfish Did Not Finish: John Andrew, Pat Klofas, Rich Wohlenberg and Mary Build, Mike Tenzyk and crew, and Mike Caron. The Tuesday Night Racing Series is sponsored by Lake Region Physical Therapy, located on Harrison Road in Bridgton — thank you Pat Klofas! The Lake Region Sailing Club invites all sailors to come out to sail with us on Tuesday nights in Harrison Bay off Lakeside Pines. Races start at 5:30 p.m. Or visit the website at www.lakeregionsailingclub. com, and a call or send an email if you’d like to join the club. Club members are always open to taking a new sailor out on one of the boats.

grade point average of 3.4 or above and carry a minimum of 12 credit hours. Bridgton: Deborah Harris, Jacob Moore, Carolynne Skarbinski and Jeffrey Thompson. Casco: Maura Mahoney, Thomas Symonds. East Baldwin: Rachel Bukoveckas. Harrison: Kristin Thorp. Naples: Amanda Kiriaji, Justin Peterson. Raymond: Bridget Byrne, Allyson Clark, Anthony Dighello, Joshua Dodge, David Getchell, Devin MacKenzie, Weston Masi, Amy McIntire, Cody McLean, Teresa Odum, Robert Remien, Tayla

Robbins. Sebago: Jesse Hutchins, Kyle Nason. South Casco: Matthew Cloutier. Denmark: David Enos. Waterford: Mark Dunton.


(Continued from Page C) 3, Bill Curtis 2, Jim Layne 2, Lee Barth 2. Birds: Ken Howard on 3, Everett Kennedy on 6, Dick Conant on 7, Kal Csigi on 9, Floyd Colby on 12, Dana Morrill on 13 and Bill Curtis on 16. This Friday: Bethlehem.


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TEE FOR TWO DONATION — Bridgton Hospital President and CEO David Frum, Tee For Two members Mo Foulds and Henry Middlemiss, and Susan Rivet, RN, Director of Outpatient Services at Bridgton Hospital. The Tee For Two Charitable Organization would like to publicly thank the following donors and sponsors for their participation and support of the Tee For Two Breast and Prostate Cancer Fundraiser. Your generosity will enable cancer patients to receive quality care and services via the Bridgton Hospital Outpatient Cancer Care Fund. Listed below are the donors and sponsors that deserve your recognition and your patronage and a special thanks to the golfers and the countless individuals that worked behind the scenes. Without these people and businesses the fundraiser would not have been a success.

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August 2, 2012, The Bridgton News, Page D

There’s a cat in the freezer? Views from the Uppermost House by S. Peter Lewis News Columnist I opened the refrigerator a few days ago and found a box of magnesium sulfate sitting snugly between the ketchup and a container of tofu (extra firm). When I confronted my other housemates, my daughter quickly confessed. “Oops. Sorry, thought it was milk,” she said. Now, this may seem innocent to you, just a momentary lapse of attention, a bit of hand-to-eye-to-brain coordination trouble, but you don’t have to live with us — you see, we do this sort of thing all the time and it drives us all crazy. I fear we are the most absent-minded family in the state. Just a week ago, I got up at my normal 5:17 a.m., did the usual stuff that middle-aged men do for the first three or four minutes after getting out of bed (beginning with the blind grope for CAT, Page D

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By Stan Cohen Medicare Volunteer Counselor Why do some crooks want to steal your identity? Because they can then charge your credit card account; debit your checking account; open a new credit card or even a checking account into which you will deposit funds without even knowing it; write bogus checks on your account; or even take out loans in your name. And now with the Affordable Care Act, scam artists are using it to get to you. Here is how it might work over the phone: OPPOSITION — Several people took part in a rally last week to protest any attempt to pump SCAMMER: Hello Mrs. tar sands oil through Maine. The protest here was in Bolsters Mills last week. Pierce, my name is Bill Volk (Photo courtesy of the Natural Resources Council) NUGGET, Page 10D

The best days behind us? sourced. The old Yankee saying that we could “Make the thing, or make the thing that makes the thing,” doesn’t apply anymore. Still, others point to welfare dependency and the rise of our big-government nanny state. While liberals still lament children allegedly going hungry in the United States, the real problem is childhood obesity. The “poor” in America are too fat. Many lament that Americans have become not only fat, but dumb and lazy as well. While it used to be so that Americans were too proud to

accept handouts from government, it’s now encouraged. Our U.S. Department of Agriculture even recruits Mexicans in Mexico to come to the United States and apply for Food Stamps immediately upon arrival here! Others cite parallels to Gibbon’s Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire repeating itself in the country that used to see itself as “the city on a hill.” According to Wikipedia’s description of Gibbon’s thesis, that empire declined and fell because: “Romans had become ‘effeminate,’ unwilling to live a tougher ‘manly’ lifestyle.” It also cited Gibbon’s belief that Christianity’s ascendency after Emperor Constantine weakened the empire because “Christianity created a belief that a better life existed after death, which fostered an indifference to the present among Roman citizens,

By Dee Miller Guest Writer There’s a lot of talk today about the American Dream. Can people live it on their own? Have people ever lived it on their own? The American Dream is as old as European settlement on this continent. Some driving force got people onto those small boats to cross a large ocean into an

unknown future. Of course, no one did this alone: people came as part of for-profit corporations (Virginia in 1607), religious communities (Massachusetts in 1630, Maryland in 1634), and were welcomed into colonies that had been granted to individual proprietors (The Calverts and the Penns, for example). After the American Revolution, fueled by an interesting mix of self-interest and political theory, the United States embarked on a history of creating an environment for individual success — Jefferson’s “pursuit of happiness.” Through the years, the U.S. government protected patents and copyrights; established a wealthy investor class; secured use of the Mississippi River (1803, a necessity for the growing western trade); established the National Road (1811) and the Interstate

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News item: Tuesday’s town meeting vote to abolish the local police department failed, 237 to 113. Bridgton citizens jammed the town hall to listen to two hours of argument on the issue. It took a while to get a proper motion on the floor, but once Judy Allen explained that petitioners wanted to abolish the local police department “because we can save $30 or $40 thousand dollars and the county sheriffs can do just as good a job and maybe better,” questions and answers flew. News item: Sometimes, it’s better to leave well enough alone. That’s what Bridgton selectmen figured Tuesday evening when 1982, Page D

Many Americans feel that our best days are behind us, that our country peaked sometime in the late 20th century and has begun to decline. Maybe it’s most Americans who feel that way, I don’t know. I chose to say “feel” because that’s the level of awareness at which they (we?) perceive it. Other Americans think it first, then feel it. Some of those point to disintegration of family. Others cite economic decline — that we don’t produce much here anymore as manufacturing is out-


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thus sapping their desire to sacrifice for the Empire. (Gibbon) also believed (Christianity’s) comparative pacifism tended to hamper the traditional Roman martial spirit.” While Gibbon cited the rise of Christianity as hurting Rome, still other Americans cite Christianity’s decline as a cause of our decline. If America is indeed declining, then who is ascending to plug the resulting global power vacuum? China? Radical Islam? God help us, but those would be the two leading candidates. What’s life like in China? Well, it’s still communist. While it’s relaxing its historic demonization of capitalism, it’s maintaining, even increasing its biggovernment, dissension-hating oppression. For more than a generation, women have been allowed only one child. Get DAYS, Page D

Highway System (1956); gave away acres of land for railroads, state universities, and homesteaders; created a secure banking system (until recently); fought wars against pirates that harassed American shipping (1801-1805); and created a supply of labor that can afford to purchase the items they produce. No other level of U.S. government can do anything so monumental as buy Louisiana, although Bridgton did own and support a railroad. There is state and local government support for education, public health, and public safety. Communities support shelters, fuel, and food banks for those who need it. They maintain parks and sports facilities. Bridgton maintains an office of Planning, Economic and Community Development, and all of our local communities support efforts to encourage sucDREAM, Page D


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The problem of homelessness among our veterans has always been very important to me. These are people who put their lives on hold to serve our country and in many cases put their lives on the line, and I find it unacceptable that we, as a society, can be so ungrateful for their service as to allow

them to stay homeless. That is why at the beginning of this session I put in a bill, LD 723 entitled, “An Act to End Homelessness in Maine.” The bill had sought to identify homeless veterans, hold outreach events, known as “stand downs,” throughout the state to get these veterans connected


To The Editor: I just read the article suggesting “local preference” for the pending Avesta housing project. Perhaps only Bridgton people should eat at the new McDonald’s, as well. Deb Dolan Sebago

local economy? With this “locals only” way of thinking, I can only think that our next obvious step is to require everyone from outside Bridgton to be required to show their passports at the borders. If we’re going to move forward with this project, which is ostensibly designed to provide much-needed quality affordable housing, let’s stop putting up expensive roadblocks and focus on getting something done. Caroline Grimm Bridgton

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To The Editor: In regards to the concept of “local preference,” it seems glaringly obvious to me, but perhaps I’m missing some logical facts on the matter. We have placed one roadblock after another in working with Avesta on building an apartment complex in Bridgton. I am all for carefully vetting such projects. Whether to approve the project and under what circumstances are certainly valid areas of discussion. The piece that seems to make no sense at all is this “local preference” demand. If the project is approved and if the apartments are built and if they actually progress to the point of being rentable, we only want to rent them to Bridgton residents? If anyone, regardless of where he or she lived five minutes before, lives in the apartments, doesn’t that make them Bridgton residents? Wouldn’t those new Bridgton residents be contributing to the

To The Editor: The benefits of giving preference to local businesses are debatable. On the surface, doing so appears to benefit the town and reward those who have chosen to do business in Bridgton. The long-term effects, however, can drive up costs for the town as local businesses no longer see the need to offer financially competitive pricing — they only need to be in the ballpark to win the contract and external businesses eventually refrain from participating because the result is a foregone conclusion. Taxpayers in Bridgton deserve the best service at the best price. They also deserve transparency in the selection process and transparency in the definition of criteria for selecting service providers. But, if local preference is viewed as a strong enough benefit to outweigh the negatives, there are options to giving local businesses preference that are fair,

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To The Editor: To all who attended the Denmark Arts Center’s first ever Dam Jam on Saturday, July 21, I wanted to offer a hearty “thank you” for making the Dam Jam a resounding success! A lot of folks helped to create a terrific event, and we couldn’t have done it without you. Thanks to all our sponsors (you know who you are!): the Maine Arts Commission, representing your tax-dollars coming back; (Town Manager) Ephrem Paraschak and the selectmen LETTERS, Page D

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evaluations for all vendors on a given RFP or proposal. Such a system also works against favoritism and encourages all participating vendors to be competitive in several criteria not just price or business location. While local preference sounds good, it can work against the real needs of the town and the taxpayers overall. In the long run, it discourages outside vendors from participating when they hear that the “local guy is going to get it anyway” resulting in fewer options for the town and lower quality responses. Think before you act. What sounds good on the surface is not always good in execution. It is especially important for TAI CHI MAINE CELEBRATES — Eighteen members of Tai Chi Maine gathered at Lake Bridgton officials to take their Region House of Pizza to celebrate 12 new beginners having completed their initial instruction of time in considering local prefthe Moy Tai Chi “set” of 108 moves. This beginner class started in March. A new beginner class erence, especially given that will commence in September. For the balance of the summer, free instruction continues at the those who may benefit from historic Bridgton Town Hall on Tuesdays and Thursday and with Tai Chi in the Park in Denmark such an approach are part of the on Mondays. Pictured left to right are eight of the 12 “graduates”: Steve Edwards, Brian Grennan decision-making process. (instructor), Bonnie Edwards, Janet Underwood, Maggie Poulin, Judy Genesio, Susan Campisano Shelley Hall and Ron Shaw. Bridgton


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of homeless vets in the county’s homeless shelters is down 25%, despite the continuing weak economy and a general increase in the homeless population. Despite this improvement, much more still needs to be done. That is why I was so pleased to hear that the Preble Street Resource Center, which provides services for the homeless in Cumberland County, received a $750,000 grant from the federal Department of Veterans Affairs to get homeless veterans the help they need. This is the second year in which they have received this grant. The repeat award recog-

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to the services they need, such as health care and dental care, and some help in getting them housing. They also get clean clothes, a few hot meals and a shower. Finally the bill sought to identify temporary housing for homeless veterans where they could stay until they get their lives back together and get back on their feet. I am pleased to say that the bill passed. Between this bill and increased federal efforts at serving homeless veterans, things seem to have improved. Between last year and this year, requests from homeless veterans for General Assistance in Cumberland County is down 18%, and the number



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To The Editor: Two weeks ago, Denmark had its first soon-to-be-annual Dam Jam. It was a wonderful treat. Thanks to all who worked to make the event and family-friendly atmosphere happen. Even the local bald eagle flew over a bit lower and slower to listen. Way to go Denmark! Ann Devereux Denmark

(Continued from Page D) of Denmark, who made a bold choice in helping us to put on this event; Bray’s Brewpub & Eatery, who were a joy to work with and a greater joy to drink with; the bands, who brought it on; the magician who wowed us all; the board of the DAC, who believed in it; the Almighty for giving us some great weather; and lastly all of you who came to Dam Jam! You made it a party. Here’s to next year! See you at Bicentennial Park! To The Editor: Jamie Hook One evening this past week, Director, I was jolted out of my senses Denmark Arts Center by several loud explosions after 9:15 p.m. I subsequently called the police inquiring about these fireworks explosions and my concerns about disturbance of the peace at this late hour. I was To The Editor: stunned to learn that the new On behalf of the Bridgton law concerning the sale and use Community Center, I’d like to of fireworks, allowed the firing “thank” the patrons for coming off of these pyrotechnics, was out to our Bridgton Summerfest legal until 9:30 p.m. I thought 2012. This year, we had 18 this was insane, especially in nonprofits working together residential neighborhoods. to make this all happen. We I have to believe that my “thank” each and every one fellow neighbors don’t wish to of you for all your dedication to have our neighborhood in these your great organizations. late hours being besieged akin There are so many to “thank” to the effects of the Firebombing that we don’t want to leave of Dresden when some of us anyone out. If we’ve missed are retiring or relaxing for the mentioning you, please for- evening. give us. Local businesses and I was also informed that merchants were behind us with fireworks have been banned in ads and posters on display. other communities. Clearly, a Many “thanks” to Food City, disruptive law has been passed Hannaford, Coke and Pepsi for (rammed through?) in this state their contributions. and this has caused communiThanks to Kavanaugh ties to sanely ban the obtrusive Amusements, RE/MAX hot noise caused by this use and air balloon, Speed Pitching, abuse and upsetting neighbors C.H.O.I.C.E.S, U.S Army who enjoy a sense of peace in rock climbing wall, mechani- the evening. cal bull ride, pig roast (Chris I call on my fellow neighMcDaniels, Wayne and Laurie bors to express their sentiments, Allen), Wrong Road, Smokin opinions, complaints and cerLoafers, Rockin Recons, Western tainly, let the selectmen know if Maine Dance & Gymnastics, banning fireworks in this comBelisa Harriman, Bridgton munity will be debated at an Rec Director Tom Tash and upcoming hearing. That is my the Bridgton Community Band hope. I’ve learned that the eve(Natasha Proctor, conductor) for ning I complained, the police all the activities at Summerfest. were also fielding similar com“Special thanks” to the follow- plaints from this area. I have to ing: Andy Madura, Ed Hatch and believe our selectmen will take Crew, John Huntress, Carmen this issue very seriously. Lone, Marybeth Sullivan, Alan Peter Bollen Hartling, Lindamarie and Keith Bridgton McDonald, Jeff Hanscom, Jordan Ball, Justin Rice, Marie Shibles, Sue Lastra (great program booklet) and Lorraine Goldrup for all the office To The Editor: On behalf of the American back up. Red Cross, the Harrison Lions Thanks to all of the board Club would like to thank our members who came out to help many friends and neighbors who us set up and break down. came to our blood drive on July It takes special people to 26. We would like to express work together to make things our gratitude for your generoshappen and they did. On behalf ity and for your patience. We of all the Bridgton Community have asked the Red Cross to be Center Board of Directors, we better prepared for a large turnthank you! Ken Murphy out at our next summer drive. President We collected 50 pints of blood, Bridgton Community Center which will make a difference for someone who is ill or in a serious accident. The Lions Club would also

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where I can see them run by from my deck. This year, it was different, at least for me. When the runners started, in the distance, I could hear a man singing patriotic songs. By the time the runners were within my sight, whoever was singing started to sing, Amazing Grace. Hearing him sing that song really touched my heart. So, whoever you are, God bless and I hope you will sing again next year. Jeannie Ross Bridgton

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To The Editor: On Sunday, July 29, the Sweden Community Church, visitors “from away” and The Sweden House Food Pantry came together to celebrate, honor and empower those of us who acutely bear the stress and anxiety of “living on the edge” in our present economy. Too many of us have been feeling as if we have been powerless in our efforts to be heard either by our warring political representatives or our political pundits, all of whom we have a degree of mistrust. Despite the bad news, there is good news in Maine and it isn’t coming from the politicians. It is coming from grassroots community volunteers, who recognize that if we do not lend a hand and help one another with the basics — such as food, dental, health care, heating fuel, education and transportation — we are all doomed.  Last night in the Sweden Community Church, Terri Johnson, the coordinator of our food pantry, spoke eloquently, armed with factual research data about the extent of food uncertainty and insufficiency in Maine. She gave a moving firsthand account of the kind of stresses poverty can cause and the impacts upon every aspect of our self-identity, our family relationships, our friendships, our health and so much more. Terri has prevailed despite the odds and still believes “we can do this together.” Another pantry volunteer, Marie Hamilton, had this to say, “We are all brothers and sisters — a family in a sense. We all want the same thing. We are here to help one another. The pantry for me is a lifeline. When I am sad, you give me love and kind words. We can all learn from one another. Times are hard and we all are feeling the burden. Sometimes when there is not enough food, we get fuel for the soul; a kind word, a hug, a smile or laugh. Such kindness feeds the soul.” Graciously, Marie extended her thanks to the Sweden Church for housing the pantry and helping us in all kind of ways. Peter Lenz, a passionate champion of minorities from To The Editor: Every Fourth of July, I look American Indians to African forward to seeing the runners Americans and the author of go down lower Main Street, some 44 books on the subject, spoke about living on the edge, To The Editor: We need to say, “No!” As reporter Dawn DeBusk’s article in last week’s News explained, during last week’s anniversary of the tar sands oil spill into the Kalamazoo River in Michigan, Maine folks protested a plan to pump tar sands oil from Montreal to Portland in the existing 62-year-old pipeline. This tar sands oil would be exported for refining and use elsewhere. This brings the issue very close to home. A spill in Maine could catastrophically impact Sebago Lake, the Crooked and Androscoggin Rivers and Casco Bay. While the same pipeline pumping crude oil from Portland to Montreal has caused little note, this is a whole different ballgame. Crude oil is less corrosive than tar sands oil. At a recent informational meeting at the Crooked River School, Dylan Voorhees of Natural Resources Council of Maine described the consistency of tar sands as “like peanut butter.” So getting it to move through a pipe requires that it be thinned with hazardous materials, heated to 158 degrees (crude oil flows at less than 100 degrees) and pumped at 1,400 psi, more than twice the pressure used in the current pipeline. If we want our lakes and rivers to remain clean and usable, this is a scenario we cannot afford to trust. Now is the time to contact Senators Snowe and Collins and let them know our objections. In the mid-1980s, the Department of Energy came to the Lake Region with an eye to creating a nuclear waste repository here. The negative implications were enormous; citizens rallied against it and said “No!” The tar sands issue is complicated in many different ways, but if we want to protect our waters from another ill-conceived plan we need to unify and say “No!” loudly. Marita Wiser Bridgton

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To The Editor: Thank you to everyone who made the Bridgton Public Library’s annual Spaghetti Supper on July 3 a grand success. We are so grateful to the businesses who kindly support the library: Food City (donated all the pasta!), The Bridgton News, Renys, Morning Dew, Big Sky Bakery, Shaw’s, Hannaford, The Gazebo, Alma Farms, Oakhurst Dairy, WalMart and Dunkin’ Donuts.  Kudos to the staff of Stevens Brook Elementary School who go above and beyond to help us transform the cafeteria into a fabulous restaurant for an evening.  We thank Norma Bartlett and her crew from Bridgton Academy who cook the flavorful spaghetti.  Lastly, the supper simply would not happen without the hours of work by a magnificent cadre of volunteers who bake desserts, cut and arrange flowers, prep salads, wrap silverware, set the tables, and wait on our patrons.  Thank you one and all.  With deep gratitude, Sally Dunning, Spaghetti Supper Chairwoman Bridgton

Kudos from Casco

To The Editor: Once again, our sincere thanks to all the wonderful folks who came to our 78th Annual Casco Days celebration. The Casco Fire Association would especially like to thank all the many, many volunteers who helped make this year’s three-day event a true reflection of a community at work and play together. People from local businesses, churches, community service organizations, athletic teams, schools, camps, as well as whole families, became involved in one way or another to help pull it all together and make it another successful Casco Days for us all. It takes a huge number of volunteer hours and hard work and it all goes toward raising dollars that flow back into the local community. Beautiful, cool summer weather found us this year, with only a few showers during the LETTERS, Page D


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as did this writer who wrote a poem. In attendance as representatives of the church were Jane Gibbons and a great deal of her visiting extended family, Kay and Dick Lyman, our organist Johanna Fillebrown, summer people such as the Palmers who do incredible volunteer work in Haiti, Lynn Hopkins who will soon be one of our guest preachers, the Olsen Family (who, by the way have a brilliant and talented daughter and son-in-law, Solveig and Mark Santillano who will be dancing at the Brick Church for the Performing Arts in Lovell this Thursday evening), and a longtime friend of mine, Barbara Carr Foley from Tampa, Fla. were there. I am certain there were others whose names will come to me too late for this letter. Representing the pantry were Claudia Blundell, one of the most competent volunteers one could hope to imagine; Beverly Bishop, who keeps our church clean; Karen LeRoy who came with a chocolate cake that has been reported as “the most delicious” chocolate cake ever created; Irene Burnell, sister of Marie Hamilton, her husband Mike and a grandchild; Caroline Hoover, an excellent volunteer at the pantry (as have most of us) from its very beginning; John Everett, who will soon be marrying Terri Johnson; and Lawrence Hamilton, Marie Hamilton’s husband. I would like to thank Barbara Murphy of the Maine Agricultural Extension Services and Karen Toohey as well. The Maine Agricultural Services have chosen to provide the Sweden House Pantry with fresh produce twice a month along with recipes and actual samples of nutritious and inexpensive foods we can all taste every other week. Mary Ann Smith has also come into our Sweden House Pantry with her incredible skills for fundraising and problem solving. The point I want to make in this letter is that what cannot be done alone can be done in community so long as we put our egos on a back boiler at a lower simmer. Community is the most powerful force of change on the American landscape. It is happening here in Maine. Virginia (Tilla) Durr Bridgton

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Coda of Sweden, its directors, Jaime and Ellen Saltman, conductor Christopher Ramaekers and outstanding musicians for the wonderful concert at Deertrees (Continued from Page D) Theatre in Harrison on July 16 to Grand Parade and Saturday benefit the Lakes Environmental night, but nothing to hold back Association. the crowds! Saturday morning’s The program consisted of 34th annual four-mile road race three well-chosen, nicely balwas entered by a record 606 anced and superbly played runners! Despite some rain, the pieces by Wolfgang Amadeo Grand Parade impressed with an Mozart, truly the boy wonder of array of creative floats, antique all times! autos, Kora Shriners, and other Special thanks to Andrew area businesses, camps and Harris, executive director of Casco Days friends! Deertrees, for doing so very We would also like to extend much personally to ensure the our heartfelt thanks and appresuccess of this event, an annual ciation to the businesses that tradition at the theatre. Kudos to LEA’s own Mary Jewett, educator/naturalist, who helped carry the day with her organizational, logistical, and above all, people skills! Once again, LEA is grateful indeed to Kirsten Wears of Food City for the sumptuous and FREE ESTIMATES tasty platters of veggies, cheeses, fruits and crackers and to Mike Joe Edwards Labbe of Hannaford for the deliTo The Editor: Bravo/Brava! and sincere cious, beautifully decorated cake, appreciation to Camp Encore- all served at the well-attended reception after the concert. Maestro Christopher Ramaekers’ interesting and pertinent comments provided a supplement to his superior conducting. He is a real professional musician in all respects with a very affable, friendly personality and demeanor. All present, musicians and audience alike, responded positively to his skills. What an asset he is for Camp Encore-Coda! All in all, this was yet another truly memorable evening by our Lake Region “troika” of three unique and important resources, which impact us so very much — LEA, Encore-Coda and Deertrees. Hubert I. Caplan, M.D. Tamed & Trimmed Harrison Past President, Honorary Director Land Clearing • Logging/Chipping Lakes Environmental Stump Grinding • Erosion Control Association


generously sponsored our Casco Days celebration. Without their donations, we would not be able to offer the wonderful entertainment that makes Casco Days so special. Most of all, our thanks go to you, all the hundreds of folks who make Casco Days the reason to get together and celebrate family and community and pure summer fun every year. Without your support, we would not be able to dedicate all the fruits of our labor back to the community and the charities we help. Thanks again for making it another great year, raising over $110,000 and still counting — we always seem to find a few lingering dimes and quarters! Kevin Hancock, Holly Hancock, Tom Mulkern and Ralph Maines Co-Chairmen, Casco Days 2012


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we look is in the freezer. I once found a crude sign painted on a piece of plywood hanging in the garage where anyone leaving would read it as soon as they sat in the car that said, “Open garage door, then pull out.” It was scrawled in my son’s handwriting and the lettering appeared a little shaky, as if motivated by the panic of a close call. Once, on a quiet spring Tuesday morning, I sat peacefully at the bottom of the stairs wearing the kind of grin that comes from having a new pair of socks, laced my shoes tightly and then strolled into the kitchen to make coffee only to find that I hadn’t put my pants on yet. Another time (and I’m not making this up), I opened the refrigerator door, grabbed a full gallon milk jug by the handle, held it off to one side, peered around the inside of the refrig-

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plumbing problems; I couldn’t go because of a wardrobe malfunction — I still had to undue the other belt, the one that had already been on the pants, the one I had obviously buckled without knowing it. I later showed this double-belt set-up to one of the guys at work, pulling my shirt up and pointing down toward my vitals. “Do you think this means I have dementia?” I asked. “Yes,” he said. This sort of thing happens so often to us that it’s become sort of a family joke. Whenever anything is missing, the stock shout that reverberates throughout the house is, “Look in the freezer!” This stems from the time, a couple of years ago, when my normally sensible wife put a container of brown sugar up there next to a package of frozen chicken thighs. Now, if we can’t find the scissors, or the nail clippers, or a missing sock, or one of the cats, the first place

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converting to another religion are “apostates,” and the penalty for that? Death. Writers on the left and right agree that American power is on the wane, relatively at least. Liberal former Newsweek editor Fareed Zakaria wrote, The Post-American World in 2008 and conservative National Review’s Mark Steyn wrote, After America in 2011. Zakaria purports that America’s decline is only relative because other countries like China and India are rising while we’re essentially stagnant, and only the degree of our dominance is declining. He thinks America will just lumber along sharing global leadership with China and India. Steyn, however, is far more concerned; his subtitle is: “Get Ready for Armageddon.” He sees America getting sclerotic with big government debt, bureaucracy, and regulation. In this way, he parallels Gibbon’s

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Bertha M. Coombs

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NORWAY — Bertha Mae Coombs, 90, of Norway, passed away on Wednesday, July 25, 2012, at her home with her family by her side. She was born and raised in Standish, the daughter of Patrick and Annie (Maines) Laughlin. Bertha enjoyed family cookouts and going out to eat, going to yard sales and auctions, country music and dancing with her husband, Milton. She especially enjoyed shopping for her grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Bertha is survived by her husband Milton of Norway; sons Lester Hawkes of Raymond and Jim Hawkes of Gorham; a daughter Gerry Carro of Norway; nine grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren. Visiting hours were held on Sunday at Blais & Hay Funeral Home, 35 Church Street, Westbrook. A funeral service was held at the funeral home on Monday. Interment was at the Dow Corner Cemetery in Standish. Online condolences may be expressed at www.blaisandhayfuneralhome. com

CASCO — William S. Cogan, 77, passed away peacefully with family nearby on July 27, 2012, at Bridgton Hospital following a lengthy battle with lung disease. Bill was born in Portland on April 16, 1935, the eldest son of John and Peg Cogan. He grew up on Walnut Street in South Portland and was the valedictorian of his class when he graduated from South Portland High School in 1953. He attended Weslyan University, where he earned a degree in Mathematics. Following his graduation in 1957, he went to work for NASA (before it was NASA) in Virginia and was part of a team working on what became the Project Mercury space program. He left NASA in 1959 to pursue a career in teaching. He taught in Stoughton and Rockland before he went to Brockton, Mass., where he spent 30 years teaching at Brockton High School. Bill married Dorothy Ferrick on Nov. 11, 1961, and they bought a home in Easton, Mass., where together they raised three children. He and Dot also purchased property on a beautiful pond in Casco, where they spent weekends and vacations enjoying the peace and beauty of the lake. Bill retired from teaching in 1992. He and Dot sold their house in Easton and retired to Casco, a place that Bill felt was the most nearly perfect place on earth. He was a devoted husband and father, who enjoyed cars, sports, crossword puzzles and reading, but found the most joy in spending time with his wife, children and grandchildren. He is survived by Dorothy, his wife of 51 years; his brothers John and James; his three children, Mary of Hanson, Mass., Lisa of Durham and Joseph of Salisbury, Mass.; three grandchildren and three step-grandchildren; and five nieces and nephews. Arrangements are being provided by Hall Funeral Home in Casco. A private memorial service will be held at a later date. Online condolences for the family can be expressed at In lieu of flowers, please send donations to: The American Lung Association.

RAYMOND — Thomas Perley Eldridge passed away on July 24, 2012, surrounded by his loving family in his own home by beautiful Sebago Lake. Tom was born on Oct. 22, 1943, in Wolfeboro, N.H., the son of the late Carroll and Dorothy (Prokey) Eldridge. He was active in sports from the first time he put on his Little League uniform. He was a football and track star during his high school years. His schoolboy 100-yard dash set a state record of 9.8, which was not broken for 10 years. After graduating from Thornton Academy, he enlisted in the U.S. Army. He served from 1964 to 1967. He earned the rank of Spec. 5 and was awarded many medals for sharpshooting. Tom married Linda Matthews on Oct. 18, 1968. Together, they raised two lovely daughters, Christine Mona and Wendy Rae Eldridge. Tom was raised on Feb. 5, 1971, in Corner Stone Lodge of Masons #216. He was a Past Patron of the Corner Stone Chapter #193 Order of Eastern Star, and served two terms in the East. As a member of the Kora Temple Shrine, he enjoyed and loved his time as “Sunny” the clown. He especially loved children from newborn to 100 and was known to stop a parade just to give a special hug on the sidelines. Tom spent many years in the RV industry. He was co-owner and service manager of Riverside Trailer and Winnebago until 1991. He then became owner of “Tom’s R.V. Service,” a mobile service unit that he drove to the repair site. He was asked to share his knowledge of RVs many times through seminars set up for the RVers. Tom loved his work and all the people he met and worked with. Most recently, he worked for Kris-Way truck leasing until he retired in 2011 due to illness. Tom loved to travel and took his family on many adventures including camping trips. He loved to plan a trip once a year. He was an avid sportsman and enjoyed hunting camp in the fall, snowmobile and cross-country skiing in the winter, fishing in the spring and boating and water skiing in the summer. He will be remembered for his sense of humor and loving attitude by family, friends, neighbors and co-workers. Tom touched many hearts and was known for giving the greatest hugs. Family members include his wife, Linda; his daughters, Christine Plummer and Wendy Woodman, both of Raymond; a brother, Gordon Eldridge of Lake Alfred, Fla.; a sister, Priscilla Clough of Concord, N.C.; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; many nieces, nephews, cousins and his special aunt. A celebration of Tom’s life was held on Saturday, July 28, 2012, at the Raymond Village Community Church, Main Street, Raymond. For online condolences, please visit In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: The Shriner’s Children’s Hospital, care of Kora Shrine Temple, 11 Sabattus St., Lewiston, ME 04240.

Charlene C. McDugle

CASCO — Charlene Carol McDugle, 62, of Casco passed away on July 25, 2012 after a valiant battle with cancer. She was born on Nov. 23, 1949 and raised in Rapid City, S.D. She was a member of Casco Village Church, U.C.C. She was so much to so many: a daughter, sister, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend. Born to hard-working parents Eleanor and Jack Allen, she fought cancer the “Allen-style” with grace and dignity for 18 months, giving the disease a black eye along the way.  She will be greatly missed by her three daughters, four grandchildren, two great- grandchildren, four sisters and two brothers, along with numerous nieces and nephews.  AUBURN — Kenneth L. Underwood, 67, She was predeceased by her mother, father and an older brother. Memorial services will be held Saturday, Aug. 4, 2012 at 2:30 p.m. at of Lewiston died July 26, 2012 in Auburn. He was born in Bridgton, Nov. 27, 1944. the Casco Village Church, U.C.C. in Casco. Services held in Rapid City, S.D. to be announced. Arrangements are by Hall Funeral Home, Casco. He served in the U.S. Navy. He loved his home at Annabessacook Lake, where he lived with his lifelong partner, Jo-Lynn Starks. He loved to play pool and enjoyed his children, Demetrius, Anthony and Chrystal. He will be HARRISON — Germaine C. Densmore, 83, of Las Cruces, N.M., sadly missed by all of his 14 grandchildren died on July 29, 2012, at her daughter’s home in Harrison. and friends. She was born in Mansfield, Ohio, in 1928, the daughter of Lorin and A celebration of his life will be held Aug. Mabel Payton. 4, at the Demetrius home. Germaine enjoyed several different careers over the course of her life. She worked as an area correspondent for The Portland Press Herald for several years in the 1970s. She was also an employee of the United States Postal Service for many years before retiring in 1989. After retiring, she relocated to Las Cruces, N.M., where she enjoyed her third career, this time as a real estate agent. Germaine is survived by a son, Mark A. Densmore of Jay; three Committal services for George Brett of Cape Elizabeth and Waterford, daughters, Janet G. Densmore of Austin, Texas, Kathy A. Roberson of who passed away May 15, 2012, will be held Saturday, Aug. 4, at 1 p.m. Murphy, N.C. and Colleen R. Densmore of Harrison; three grandchil- in the Riverside Cemetery on the Spurwink Road in Cape Elizabeth. The dren and two great-grandchildren. committal service will be conducted by the Reverend Canon Samuel A celebration of Germaine’s life will be held in Las Cruces, N.M., at Henderson. Military honors will be conducted by the Maine Honor a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of Chandler Funeral Guard. Homes & Cremation Service, 45 Main Street, South Paris. Online condolences may be shared with her family at In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

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LEWISTON — David E. Waisanen, 75, of Denmark, passed away on July 24, 2012 after a brief illness. He was born Nov. 6, 1936 in Norway, Maine, the son of Lina and Uno Waisanen. Dave attended Bridgton High School and the University of Maine, and graduated from General Electric’s Tool & Die Apprenticeship Program in 1959. He retired from Nichols Portland in 1995 after several years as supervisor in the machine shop. He had many hobbies and interests: snowmobiling and trail maintenance with the Denmark Draggers, long-term president of East Cove Road Association, woodworking, trolling Sand Pond, and a member of Denmark’s Appeals Board and Denmark Lions. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Ruth; daughters, Paula Hill and her partner Tom Gilmore of North Berwick, Susan Shorey, Linda Christensen and husband Kurt; grandchildren Erik and Molly Christensen, all of Sebago; sister Nancy (Fred) Galway of New Bern, N.C.; and several nieces and nephews. A private burial will be held at the Finnish Cemetery in Harrison. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider a donation in his memory to: The Denmark Draggers, P.O. Box 103, Denmark, ME 04022. Arrangements are under the direction of Chandler Funeral Homes & Cremation Service, 8 Elm St., Bridgton. Online condolences may be shared with his family at

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HARRISON — Linda Heino Heath, 85, passed away peacefully on July 24, 2012 in her home with her loving family by her side. She was born in Waterford, Maine on May 3, 1927; a daughter of Kalle and Liisa Komulainen Heino. On April 12, 1947 she married Claude Heath and for the next 64 years they resided in Harrison. Linda worked several years at Sebago Moc and Malden Mills until her retirement. Linda was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. Her house was always full of people she entertained with love, laughter, and lots of good food. She was known for her exceptional generosity, thoughtfulness, and her willingness to help others. Linda will be fondly remembered for being a fabulous cook and talented seamstress. She truly enjoyed cooking, babysitting her grandchildren as well as her great-grandchildren, taking daily walks, sewing, berry picking and especially loved hosting family celebrations at her home. Linda is survived by her four daughters and their husbands, Peggy and Philip Douglass, Lisa Heath, Susan and Gerald Sanborn, Debra and Verdell Holden; grandchildren and spouses, Jeffrey and Melissa Douglass, Rebecca Douglass, Carin and Gary Wilson, Tami Sanborn, Kimberly and Carlos Hernandez, Kate and Aaron Bell, Matthew Holden, Annie Holden; great-grandchildren, Derek, Amber and Andrew Douglass, Keiser Garcia, Keegan and Tucker Wilson, Sydney and Sophia Hernandez and Grace Bell; her brother Robert Heino; her sisters, Hilda Peterson and Celia Jacobson; and her lifelong friends Lila, Barbara and Priscilla. Her family and friends will miss Linda dearly. She was predeceased by her husband Claude, her parents; her brothers, William, Victor, Carl, Albert; and her sisters, Louise, Liz, Martha, and Lina. Linda was very proud of her Finnish heritage, and was an active member of the Harrison Lutheran Church, and a board member on the Harrison Lutheran Cemetery Association. A celebration of Linda’s life will be held on Saturday, Aug. 4, 2012 at 1:30 p.m. at the Harrison Lutheran Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to the Harrison Lutheran Cemetery Association, 558 Norway Rd., Harrison, ME 04040. 1T31X

Deanna Chaplin SOUTH WATERFORD — Deanna (Scribner) Chaplin, 73, of South Waterford, passed away peacefully on July 28, 2012. She was born in Lewiston on March 30, 1939, the daughter of the late Dwight and Evaline (House) Scribner. She attended Norway High School and graduated in 1957. She worked as a CNA at Norway Nursing Home for over 15 years, as well as working in other jobs previously. She enjoyed knitting, crocheting, playing bingo, watching the Red Sox and Celtics and attending Fryeburg Fair. She was a longtime member of the Bear Mountain Grange. She is survived by her husband of 55 years, Philip; a son, Dana; a daughter, Kimberly; three beloved grandchildren; and her brothers, Rodney and Raymond. She is predeceased by a son, Jeffrey. Private services will be held. Arrangements under the care of Oxford Hills and Weston Funeral Services, 1037 Main Street, Oxford. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at

Malcolm C. MacDonald Malcolm “Mac” Charles MacDonald of Denmark, Maine, passed from this life on July 2, 2012 at Bridgton Hospital surrounded by his beloved family. Mac was an exceptionally bright but humble man. He was born Aug. 7, 1931 in North Tonawanda, N.Y. to Eva York, an English woman, and Joseph MacDonald, who was one of Maine’s first motorcycle State Policemen. Mac was raised in Gray, Maine and for a brief period in England. During the Korean War Mac served in the U.S. Navy and spent time in Panama, Cuba, Scotland and Norway. Upon his return he attended the University of Maine Orono on the GI Bill where he studied civil engineering and played on the baseball team. Early in his career he worked on the radar systems in Tully Greenland and the hundreds of photographs he took of icebergs and artic flora and fauna serve as proof. His expertise later became highways and bridges and his family often joked there wasn’t a major highway or bridge on the east coast that he hasn’t worked on. Mac, who could read a book in 24 hours, often said he wished he had studied English in college because of his love of reading and writing. At the time of his death Mac was writing a historical novel about an ancestor, Abner MacDonald, who had traveled to Louisiana after the War of 1812 and left behind a collection of beautifully-written short stories. He was a man of diverse interests and was well read on many subjects, as evidenced by his ability to lead debates during family dinners, often extending the meals to several hours long. His passions were U.S., English and French history but one could never underestimate what he knew. His daughter learned her father’s depth of knowledge when she returned home from college thinking she finally knew something he did not. When she began to talk about Greek and Roman architecture she discovered her father could intelligently discuss the elements of architecture and name all the types of columns. Mac was also an avid Red Sox fan and summers will be quiet without him coaching the Sox from his chair in front of the television. Mac was also a lifelong hunter and outdoorsman. His son Nate and his grandsons Jacob and Samuel will miss him at the annual trip to the hunting camp where every evening the day’s sightings were shared about what wildlife had been seen. Mac had not shot anything in over 30 years and instead turned his observations into the hobby of wildlife painting in his 60s, winning several ribbons at his first exhibit in the Maine Sportsman Show. Mac also enjoyed building stone walls and terraces. He was always looking for the perfect stone. In recent years he had focused on moss gardens. He was passionate about politics and played online chess, sometimes up to 12 games at a time. In the last year he had won an online chess tournament, beating a Russian opponent. He could also pick the cleanest bucket of blueberries in the family of which he was proud. He belonged to the Maine Historical Society and was a member of the Masons. His presence is already sorely missed by his wife of 53 years, Sylvia Davis MacDonald; his daughter Lorinda MacDonald of Portland; sons John of Portland and Nathan MacDonald and daughterin-law Lori of Poland; and his grandchildren Samuel and Nathaniel Katz, Jacob, Malcolm, Davis, Sylvia and Victoria MacDonald. He also leaves behind his sister Jane Donnell of Mystic, Conn., cousins Roy McDonald and Doris Morrison of Gray; and numerous nephews and nieces. A private celebration of life ceremony will be held for family and personal friends of Mac’s.



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Judith N. Brown BOSTON, MASS. — Judith Nola Brown, 72, of Medford, Mass. and North Waterford, passed away Tuesday, July 24, 2012 at Massachusetts General Hospital, after a brief illness. Judy was born in Norway on March 29, 1940, the daughter of Winola Kilgore Brown and Laurence E. Brown of North Waterford. Judy attended Waterford schools and graduated from Gould Academy in Bethel in 1958. She completed her education at Burdett College in Boston. She worked until her retirement in 2006 as a legal secretary in Boston. Judy enjoyed reading, the Red Sox, her cats and spending time at the family cottage at Papoose Pond in Waterford. She is survived by cousins. Judy was predeceased by her parents; and sister, Carol. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at Graveside services will be held at a later date at the Woodlawn Cemetery in North Waterford. Arrangements under the care of Oxford Hills and Weston Funeral Services, 1037 Main Street, Oxford, Maine.

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MEDFORD, MASS. — Carol Jean Brown, 67, of Medford, Mass. and North Waterford, passed away suddenly at her home in Medford, Mass. on Monday, July 23, 2012. She was born in Norway on July 30, 1944, the daughter of Winola Kilgore Brown and Laurence E. Brown of North Waterford. Carol attended Waterford schools and graduated from Gould Academy, Bethel in 1962. She worked for John Hancock Insurance Co. in Boston, until her retirement in 2008. She enjoyed her cats, reading, the Red Sox and especially coming back to Maine each summer to spend time at the family cottage at Papoose Pond. She is survived by cousins. Carol was predeceased by her parents; and survived one day by her sister, Judith N. Brown, also of Medford, Mass. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at Graveside services will be held at a later date at the Woodlawn Cemetery in North Waterford. Arrangements under the care of Oxford Hills and Weston Funeral Services, 1037 Main Street, Oxford, Maine.

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(Continued from Page D) erator bobbing my head like a boxer dodging blows, and then yelled with great consternation, “What! We’ve got no milk!” We leave pans on the stove with the burner on, the tub running while we watch a movie, the iron plugged in and the coffee pot scorching French roast while we drive to Lewiston; and we misplace wallets, glasses, digital cameras, shoes, hats, car keys, thumb drives, Netflix DVDs, books of stamps, rolls of toilet paper, overdue library books and garden tools with the

same regularity and reckless abandon that the federal government adds to the deficit. I don’t know, maybe all families are as scatterbrained as we are, but somehow I doubt it. One of these days, I fear I will leave my wife at a rest area on the turnpike — fortunately, we really don’t travel that much. All I can say is that if we ever have you over for supper and when you get ready to leave you can’t find your car keys, look in the freezer. I have to go now. I’m pretty sure I’m supposed to write a newspaper column this week.

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(Continued from Page D) they decided not to change the current policy on bids and purchases. Actually, Bridgton has no policy on bids and purchases. Still doesn’t. But, standard procedures are used, and they’re working well enough for the town that they’ll do till a more cogent plan is presented. “I don’t think the selectmen are prepared to deal with this proposal right now,” Selectman Jim Rivard said Tuesday, after the board spent an hour of tossing ideas across the table. At a recent meeting, Rivard had presented a working paper for selectmen to think over. Frank Noble then worked up a variation for presentation Tuesday. Noble’s proposal dealt with maintaining inventories at proper levels, making purchases in the best interest of the town, (shopping locally) as much as possible, paying bills promptly, and calling meetings of town officials to handle major purchase emergencies. All of this is being done now. The heart of the proposal stated that any “major capital purchase shall be reviewed by the town manager and department head.” News item: With such emphasis on despair, disillusion and disappointment as appears in today’s headlines and news flashes, the 1982, Page D


Please note: Deadline for all calendar submissions is Tuesday at noon. BALDWIN Aug. 11 — Book and Bake Fair, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Brown Memorial Library. FMI: 6258330, 625-2360. BRIDGTON Aug. 2, 9 — Gathering Place Support Group, noon, Community Center. Aug. 2, 9 — Pinochle, 1 p.m., Community Center. Aug. 2, 9 — Craft Time, 1-2 p.m., library Aug. 2, 9 — Knitting Circle, 1 p.m., No. Bridgton Library. Aug. 2, 9 — Craft Time, 1-2 p.m., library. Aug. 2, 9 — Tai Chi Maine Set Practice, 3:30 to 5 p.m., Town Hall. Aug. 2, 9 — Table Tennis, 5-8 p.m., Town Hall. All welcome, equipment provided, 7 tables. FMI: 647-2847. Aug. 2, 9 — Bingo, doors open 5:30 p.m., early bird 6:30 p.m., regular bingo 7 p.m., St. Joseph Church, No. High St. Aug. 2 — Beginning Breastfeeding, 6-8 p.m., Birth House. FMI: 647-5968. Aug. 3 — Deadline for ordering lobster rolls from Lakeside Garden Club, pickup Aug. 10 at First Congregational Church. Call 452-2293. Aug. 3, 10 — Tai Chi Maine Beginner practice, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Town Hall. Aug. 3, 10 — Mother Goose Time, 10:30 a.m., library. Aug. 3 — Read to Holly Dog, 2:30 to 3:30 p.m., library. Aug. 3 — Crash Barry, on his memoir Tough Island: True Stories from Matinicus, Maine, 6 p.m., library. Aug. 4, 11 — Bridgton Farmers’ Market, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Community Center parking lot. Aug. 4 — Children’s Cultural Days, History Detectives, noon to 4 p.m., Rufus Porter Museum, 67 North High St. FMI: 647-2828. Aug. 5 — Bald Pate Mountain Bicycle Loop by LELT, meet 8 a.m. at Hannaford parking lot, Rte. 302. FMI: 647-4352. Aug. 6-10 — Taoist Tai Chi, 9-10 a.m., Bridgton Library Courtyard. Public welcome. Aug. 6 — Cribbage, 2 p.m., Community Center. Aug. 7 — Tai Chi Maine beginners’ class, 9:30 to 11 a.m., Town Hall. Aug. 7 — Chickadee Quilters, 10 a.m., Community Center. Aug. 7 — Tunes for Tots, 10:30 to 11 a.m., library. Aug. 7 — Social Networking for Employment Workshop, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., library. Aug. 7 — Bridge, 1 p.m., Community Center. Aug. 7 — Music with Julie on the Courtyard, 4 p.m., library. Aug. 7 — Infant CPR for Families, 6-7 p.m., Birth House. FMI: 647-5968. Aug. 7 — NAMI Support Group, 7 p.m., Community Center. Aug. 8 — Senior Lunch, noon, Community Center. Aug. 8 — Caregiver Support Group, 1 p.m., Community Center. Respite care provided. Aug. 8 — Let’s Talk About It: Growing Up Between Cultures, 3 p.m., library. Aug. 8 — Books Alive, 4 p.m., library. Aug. 8 ­— Kids Cancer Support Group, 6 p.m., Community

COULDN’T RESIST — Some of last year’s visitors to the Western Maine BBQ Festival took time to pose in front of the fanciful cow and pig standing in fire that is the logo for the event. This year’s event is Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 4 and 5. (See story on page 5B.) Center. Aug. 8 — Bible Study, 6 p.m., Community Center. Aug. 8 — Bridgton Community Band Concert, 7:30 p.m., Gazebo beside Stevens Brook Elementary School. Aug. 9 — Mystery Book Club, 2:30 p.m., No. Bridgton Library. Aug. 9 — Community Kettle, free to everyone, 5 p.m., Community Center. Aug. 9 — Cancer support program, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Bridgton Medical Office Building Conference Room. FMI: 6476120. Aug. 10 — Swim Highland Lake Event, 9 a.m., meet at Highland Lake Resort, Rte. 302. FMI: 647-8786. Aug. 10 — Music on the Courtyard with Linda & Ed Cooper, 12:30 p.m., library. Aug. 10 — Author Stephanie Kate Strohm book-signing of Pilgrims Don’t Wear Pink, 2 p.m., Bridgton Books. Aug. 10 — The Harp Lady, 3 p.m., library. Aug. 11 — St. Joseph Catholic Church Summer Bazaar, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., and 3 to 6 p.m. Aug. 11 — S’more Social, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., HeartGlow Center, 328 Main St. FMI: 776-4811. Aug. 12 — Natural Childbirth Preparation Refresher Course, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Birth House. FMI: 647-5968. BROWNFIELD Aug. 3, 10 — Playgroup, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Community Center. Aug. 3 — Bow Hunter Safety Class by Fryeburg Fish & Game, 6 to 9 p.m., also Aug. 11, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Community Center, limited to 20 students. FMI: 9352625. Aug. 4 — Brownfield Lions Club dance with Bullwinkle Jones, 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m., Lion Den, corner of Rtes. 5 and 113. CASCO Aug. 2, 9 — Casco Farmers’ Market, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Casco Village Green, 940 Meadow Rd. FMI: 627-4199, 329-4598. Aug. 4 — Pleasant Lake and Parker Pond Association annual meeting, 9:30 a.m., Community Center. DENMARK Aug. 3 — Easy hike to Middle Sugarloaf, Zealand, N.H. with Denmark Mountain Hikers, swim in Zealand River, meet 8 a.m., Denmark Congregational Church. FMI: 756-2247. Aug. 5-10 — Musical Theater Art Camp with Mary Bastoni for kids ages 6-14, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Denmark Arts Center, 50 West Main St., Denmark. FMI: 452-2412.

Aug. 6 — Tai Chi in the Park, 9 a.m., Bicentennial Park. Aug. 8 — Storytime, 9:30 a.m., library. Aug. 10 — Moderate hike to Blueberry Mountain, Evans Notch, Me. with Denmark Mountain Hikers, crosses many ledges with views, meet 8 a.m., Denmark Congregational Church. FMI: 756-2247. FRYEBURG Aug. 3 — Veterans’ Service Officer, 9 to 11 a.m., American Legion, Bradley St. FMI: 3241839. Aug. 4 — NRA Women On Target Shooting Clinic by Fryeburg Fish & Game Assn. FMI: 615-5773. Aug. 6 — Fryeburg Bridge, 1 p.m., American Legion. Aug. 7 — Fryeburg Historical Society program on Cathedral ofSt. John theBaptist in Savannah, Ga., with Peter Paolucci, 7 p.m. FMI: 697-3484. HARRISON Aug. 3, 10 — Harrison Farmers’ Market, 1 to 5 p.m., Harrison Town Hall parking lot. Aug. 4, 8 — Harrison Historical Society open for research & browsing, 1 to 4 p.m. Aug. 8 — Attitudinal Healing Groups of Maine, 6-8 p.m., United Parish Church. FMI: 508633-0159. Aug. 11 — BYOB Dance with Country Ridge Riders, 8 p.m. to midnight, VFW Post, Rte. 35. FMI: 583-4558, 461-4558. LOVELL July 26 — GLLT Guided Walk, Heald-Bradley Ponds Reserve, 10 a.m. to noon, meet at Flat Hill parking area. Aug. 3-5 — Dave Mason Greater Kezar Lake Tennis Tournament, town courts and other privately-owned courts. FMI: 925-2828, 925-1738. Aug. 3 — Bonnie Boatman talk on hummingbirds, 2 p.m., library. Aug. 3, 10 — Bingo, early birds 6:30 p.m., regular bingo 7 p.m., VFW Post #6783. Aug. 6 — Magic Club, 1-2 p.m., library. Aug. 8 — Lovell’s Farmers’ Market, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Rte. 5 by the Wicked Good Store. Aug. 8 — Storyteller Jo Radner on 1947 Brownfield Fire, 2 p.m., library. Aug. 10 — Author Joe Hill at open house, 7 p.m., Lewis Dana Hill Library. Aug. 11 — GLLT annual meeting, 8:30 a.m., VFW Hall, Smarts Hill Road. NAPLES Aug. 2, 9 — Naples Farmers’ Market, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. FMI: 928-2187. Aug. 2 — 2012 Lake Region

House Tour to benefit library, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., various locations, tickets at circulation desk. Aug. 2 — Kids ‘n Cameras, 10-11:30 a.m., library. Aug. 2, 9 — Musical Play Group, 10:30 to 11 a.m., library. Aug. 2, 9 — Pajama Storytime, 6 p.m., library. Aug. 3, 10 — Family Fun Time, 11 a.m. to noon, library. Aug. 8 — Let’s Talk About It, 1:30 p.m., library. Aug. 9 — Songo Garden Club annual meeting, noon, Naples Golf and Country Club. RSVP on lunch by Aug. 6. FMI: 6936055. Aug. 9 — Lego Club, 4 p.m., library. RAYMOND Aug. 6 — Storytime for Babies, 10 a.m., for Pre-schoolers, 11 a.m., library. Aug. 8 — Storytime for Toddlers, 10 a.m., library. SEBAGO Aug. 11 — Sebago Center Community Church Ladies Circle Summer Sale, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Veteran’s Park, Rte. 114. Aug. 11 — “Pig out on Reading,” with Farmer Minor and his pot belly pig Daisy, for ages 4-12, 7 p.m., Spaulding Library. FMI: 787-2321. SWEDEN Aug. 2-5 — Sweden Days (see fairs and festivals in Summer Scene). Aug. 5 — Visiting pastor Rev. Linda Kimball, 7 p.m., Sweden Community Church. Aug. 11 — Yard Sale to benefit Sweden Food Pantry, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Sweden Town hall. Aug. 12 — “My Vacation in Heaven,” with Lynn Hopkins, 7 p.m., Sweden Community Church. WATERFORD Aug. 6 — Socrates Café, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., library. Aug. 8 ­— Peter Leslie discusses his book, Aviation’s Quiet Pioneer: Pan American Flying Boats, 7 p.m., library. AREA EVENTS Aug. 2 — Milfoil talk by Roberta Hill, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Sebago Lake Ecology Center, Standish. Aug. 3, 10 — Oxford Hills Duplicate Bridge Club, 9:15 a.m., Rec. bldg., King St., Oxford. FMI: 783-4153, 743-9153. Aug. 3, 4 — Preparing for Birth class, 6 to 8:30 p.m. Fri., 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sat., Family Birthplace, Stephens Memorial Hospital Aug. 4 — Herbal Wreath Workshop with Betsey-Ann Golon, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village, Rte. 25, New Gloucester. FMI: 926-4597. Aug. 4 — Guided Nature Hikes, 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village, Rte. 26, New Gloucester. FMI: 583-2213. Aug. 4 — Lamb to Loom Demonstration, 10 a.m., Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village, Rte. 26, New Gloucester. FMI: 926-4597. Aug. 5 — Uptown Cruizahs Fourth Annual Car Show, registration 7:30 to 11 a.m., voting up to 12:30 p.m., awards presented 2 p.m., New Balance Factory Store. FMI: 890-0870, 743-8073. Aug. 5, 12 — Open House, Finnish-American Heritage Center, 2-4 p.m., 8 Maple St., West Paris. Aug. 7 — Plant propagator workshop, 2 to 4 p.m., McLaughlin Garden, Main St.,



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So. Paris. Aug. 7 — Program on lake and tributary organisms by Nate Whalen, Sebago Lake Ecology Center, Standish. Aug. 8 — Knotty Knitters, noon to 2 p.m., Soldiers Memorial Library, Hiram. Aug. 11 — Hiram Historical Society open house, 2 to 5 p.m., railroad slide show by Ned Allen, 2:30 p.m., Great Ossipee Museum, 20 Historical Ridge, Hiram. FMI: 625-4762. AREA FOOD PANTRIES BRIDGTON — Bridgton Food Pantry, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesdays, Methodist Church, 98 Main St.


FMI: 647-4476. BROWNFIELD — Brownfield Food Pantry, 1 to 5 p.m. third Thursdays, 701 Pequawket Trl. FMI: 935-2333. CASCO — Casco Food Pantry, 4 to 6 p.m. fourth Thursdays, Casco Alliance Church. HARRISON — Harrison Food Pantry, 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Seventh-day Adventist Church, 2 Naples Rd. FMI: 583-6178. FRYEBURG — Food Pantry, Fryeburg Assembly of God, by appointment, 8 Drift Rd. FMI: 9353129. NAPLES — Naples Food Pantry, 10 a.m. to noon Tuesdays, United Methodist Church, Village Green, FMI: 838-9045; The Food Basket and Kyrie’s Kitchen, 1st & 3rd Mondays, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.,


Directory Naples Town Hall gym, FMI: 6153226. RAYMOND — Raymond Food Pantry, 4-6 p.m., 2nd & 4th Thursdays, Lake Region Baptist Church, 1273 Main St. FMI: 2325830. SEBAGO — Sebago Food Pantry and Clothes Closet, Nazarene Church, Rte. 114, 4th Tuesdays, 9 to 11 a.m.; clothes closet Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. STANDISH — Catherine’s Cupboard Food Pantry, 6 p.m. Wednesdays, Standish Town Hall, Rte. 35. SWEDEN — Sweden House Food Pantry, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. 1st & 3rd Wednesdays, Sweden Church basement, 137 Bridgton Rd. FMI: 909-208-6377, 2567380.


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CARPETING Thurlow’s Carpet & Home Center Sales & Service Meadow Rd. (Sandy Creek Junction) Bridgton 647-5562, 800-310-5563

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CLEANING SERVICES First Impressions Cleaning Inc. Residential & Commercial Seasonal 647-5096 John’s Cleaning Service Meticulous cleaning service Prof. carpet cleaning, windows Local family business. Exc. references 207-393-7285

McHatton’s Cleaning Service Paul Spencer Brown, Architect Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning 30 yrs exp, Member AIA & LEED Fire, Smoke, Soot, Water Any project – Maine license – Insured Certified Technicians 781-640-7413 Bridgton 647-2822, 1-800-850-2822 WardHill Architecture Razzl Cleaning 25 yrs. exp.-Residential/Commercial Home – office – rentals/all your needs Custom plans, Shoreland/site plan permit 20+ yrs. exp. – Reasonable rates Design/Build & Construction mgmt. Honest – Reliable 583-1006 807-625-7331 Servicemaster ATTORNEYS Prof. Carpet Cleaning – Home/Office Fire/Smoke Damage Restoration Shelley P. Carter, Attorney 1-800-244-7630   207-539-4452 Law Office of Shelley P. Carter, PA 110 Portland Street, Fryeburg, ME 04037 935-1950 Michael G. Friedman, Esq., PA 132 Main St. P.O. Box 10, Bridgton, ME 04009 647-8360 Hastings Law Office, PA 376 Main Street – PO Box 290 Fryeburg, ME 04037 935-2061 Robert M. Neault & Associates Attorneys & Counselors at Law Corner of Rte. 302 & Songo School Rd. P.O. Box 1575, Naples 693-3030

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CARETAKERS Caretake America Managing and Patrolling Kevin Rogers, Owner/Manager Rte. 35, Naples  693-6000 North Country Home Watch “We’ll be there when you can’t” 207-713-0675

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COACHING/LIFE Women In Balance, LLC Deborah J Ripley, MSHS 82 Main Street, Bridgton, 04009 (207) 803-2292

COMPUTERS EEcomputer Services Small business specialists 603-733-6451 Ms. C’s Computer Repair Virus and spyware removal PC repairs 207-228-5279 27 Zion Hill Road, Bridgton Naples Computer Services PC repair/upgrades – on-site service Virus and spy-ware removal Home and business networking Video security systems 71 Harrison Rd., Naples 207-693-3746

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

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

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

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

Riley Woodworks Custom home builders Log homes, Timberframes Devin Riley 207-415-6225

Monday through Sunday — Alcoholics Anonymous, 9 a.m., Clyde Bailey Drop In Center, 224 Roosevelt Trail (Rte. 302). Tuesday — AA Step Mtgs., 7 p.m., Clyde Bailey Drop In Center, 224 Roosevelt Trail (Rte. 302). Wednesday — Alcoholics Anonymous, 7 to 8 p.m., Clyde Bailey Drop In Center, 224 Roosevelt Trail (Rte. 302). Thursday — Alcoholics Anonymous, 7 a.m., Ladies StepMeeting, 7 to 8 p.m., Clyde Bailey Center, 224 Roosevelt Trail, (Rte. 302) So. Casco. Saturday — AA Beginner’s & Group Mtgs., 7 to 8 p.m., Clyde Bailey Center, 224 Roosevelt Trail, (Rte. 302) So. Casco. HARRISON Sunday — Alcoholics



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ELECTRICIANS All Service Electric John Schuettinger Licensed Master Electrician Residential, Commercial Alarms Bridgton Phone 647-2246 A to Z Electric “The Boss Does The Work” David S. Gerrish, Master Electrician Residential/Commercial/Industrial 30+ yrs. exp., Naples 693-6854 D. M. Electric Inc. & Sons Dennis McIver, Electrical Contractor Residential/Commercial/Industrial Licensed in Maine & New Hampshire Bridgton 207-647-5012 J.P. Gallinari Electric Co. Residential - Commercial - Industrial Aerial - Auger - Lifting Service Bridgton 647-9435 McIver Electric “Your on time every time electricians” 221 Portland Rd, Bridgton 647-3664 R.W. Merrill Electrical Contractor 24 hour Emergency Service Residential & Commercial Harrison 583-2986 Fax 583-4882

Douglass Construction Inc. Custom Homes/Remodeling/Drawings 30 years exp. in Lakes Region David K. Moynihan Phil Douglass, 647-3732 - Jeff Douglass, 647-9543 Master Electrician Jerry’s Carpentry & Painting Sweden Rd. Bridgton Licensed ME & NH Carpenter & General Contractor Flint Construction Bridgton 647-8016 Log homes – decks – remodeling Fully insured – Free estimates – 207-527-2552 Roofing – Siding – Carpentry Stanford Electric Fully insured – Free estimates Northern Extremes Carpentry Commercial, Industrial and 207-210-8109 Affordable timberframes Residential Wiring – Generators Jeff Hadley Builder Old home and barn restoration Naples 693-4595 New homes, remodels, additions Custom sawmilling Painting, drywall, roofing, siding Tuomi Electric Insured Bridgton 647-5028 Kitchens, tile & wood floors Chip Tuomi, Electrical Contractor Ron Perry Carpentry Fully insured – free estimates Residential & Commercial Renovations – new construction 27 yrs. experience 207-583-4460 Harrison 583-4728 35 yrs. exp. – No job too small or too big Newhall Construction Bridgton 978-502-7658 EMPLOYMENT SERVICES Framing/roofing/finish Cellulose insulation – drywall CARPET CLEANING Bonney Staffing & Training Center 743-6379 798-2318 Temporary & Direct Hire Placements McHatton’s Cleaning Service Call us with your staffing needs Quality Custom Carpentry Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning Rte. 302  Windham 892-2286 Specializing in remodeling & additions Fire, Smoke, Soot, Water Jeff Juneau Naples Certified Technicians EXCAVATION Bridgton 647-2822, 1-800-850-2822 207-655-5903 New Life Carpet & Uph. Cleaning Commercial & Residential Free estimates Carol 615-1506

12 STEP MEETINGS BRIDGTON Monday through Friday — Alcoholics Anonymous, noon to 1 p.m., American Legion, Depot St. O/D Monday — Narcotics Anonymous, 7 p.m. Community Center, 15 Depot St. ODLH Tuesday — Al-Anon, 7:30 p.m., St. Joseph Church, 225 High Street. Thursday — Narcotics Anonymous Women’s Meeting, 7 to 8 p.m., St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, Sweden Rd. (Rte. 93) off Rte. 302. CASCO Monday — Narcotics Anonymous, 7 p.m., Clyde Bailey Drop In Center, 224 Roosevelt Trail (Rte. 302).

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

PAINTING CONTRACTORS Affordable Painting Company $15-$20 hourly – free estimates Since 1992 – Insured - References Waterford 583-4113 Dependable Painting & Roofing Interior & exterior - 35 yrs. experience Reliable – Affordable – Professional Linwood Dill 207-577-8440 Frank’s Painting Interior/exterior – 25 yrs experience Sheetrock-taping repairs-deck stain Free estimates 207-452-2038/207-595-5987 George Jones Quality Painters Interior/Exterior – Fully Insured Free Estimates Excellent References 207-318-3245 Gotcha Covered Painting Interior/exterior-deck refinish-powerwash Serving the Lakes Region over 15 years Free estimates Kevin 693-3684 Jerry’s Painting Service Quality Painting – Interior/Exterior Fully Insured – Free Estimates 207-527-2552


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

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

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

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

Harrison Insurance Agency Full Service Agency 100 Main Street, Bridgton 583-2222

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

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


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

KENNELS Bridgton Veterinary Kennels Boarding Route 117, Bridgton, Me. Tel. 647-8804 Wiley Road Kennels Groom & Board Wiley Rd, Naples 207-693-3394

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

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

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

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

REAL ESTATE Chalmers Real Estate 100 Main St., Bridgton Tel. 647-3311 Coldwell Banker Lakes Region Properties “At the Lights in Naples” Waterfront, Residential Commercial & Land 207-693-7000 Oberg Agency Residential, Business,Lake Shore Property 132 Main St., Bridgton Tel. 647-5551, 888-400-9858

ROOFING A Quasnell Company Roofing – all types – new/old/repairs Senior citizens and Military discounts 207-415--9463

Anonymous, 6:30 p.m., Harrison Congregational Church, corner Route 117 and Dawes Hill Road. NAPLES Thursday — Al-Anon, 7:30 p.m. Beginners Meeting, 7:45 p.m. Open Meeting, Naples Methodist Church, Village Green, side door entrance down stairs. NO. CONWAY, N.H. Wednesday — Adult Children of Alcoholics (& other dysfunctions), 7:30 p.m., Ste. B, Eastern Slope Inn, 2760 White Mtn. Highway, No. Conway, N.H. Friday — Al-Anon, 8 p.m., Gibson Center, Grove St. & White Mtn. Hwy, No. Conway, N.H. WATERFORD Thursday — Adult Children of Alcoholics, 10 a.m., library.

RUBBISH SERVICE ABC Rubbish Weekly Pick-up Container Service Tel. 743-5417 Bridgton Trash & Rubbish Service Serving Bridgton Weekly & 1 time pick-ups Tel. 207-595-4606 The Dump Guy Insured - Junk removal Basement and attic cleanouts 207-450-5858

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August 2, 2012, The Bridgton News, Page D

Area events Lounge and Listen on the Lawn NORTH CONWAY, N.H. — The North Conway Library offers summer storytime for children on Tuesday afternoons at 2 p.m. The storytime is geared toward children age 3-5, with siblings welcome. The storytimes will be held outside on the library lawn, so bring your blankets; on rainy days storytime will be held inside. No registration is necessary. The event is free and open to residents and visitors alike. For more information, please call the North Conway Library at 603-356-2961 or stop by the library on Main Street in North Conway Village or check Program on a beautiful cathedral FRYEBURG — The Fryeburg Historical Society will hold its August meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 7, beginning with a business meeting at 7 p.m. This month’s speaker will be longtime summer resident and Fryeburg Historical Society member Peter Paolucci, who will present a program focused on an outstanding example of the history and beauty of his other place entitled “The Art and Symbols of the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist in Savannah, Georgia.” A sample of a few reviewers comments from Trip Advisor as follows: “It has to be the most beautiful Cathedral in America;” “It is exquisite, timeless, and a masterpiece;” “The windows are lovely;” “Difficult to put into words how beautiful this cathedral is. A glimpse of heaven.” Refreshments will be served afterward and all are welcome to attend. For further information please contact Diane Jones, president, at 697-3484 or email ewjones@   Author’s night at the Waterford Library WATERFORD — Peter Leslie will give a presentation on his book, “Aviation’s Quiet Pioneer: Pan American Flying Boats” at the Waterford Library on Wednesday, Aug. 8 at 7 p.m. The book tells the story of the 42-year Pan Am career of John Leslie, Pan Am’s first aeronautical engineer, compiled from his memoirs, technical papers, photos, documents and memorabilia. When John Leslie, in charge of President Roosevelt’s 1943 topsecret flight to the wartime Casablanca Conference in Africa to meet Prime Minister Churchill, named the presidential aircraft Clipper One, he started an American tradition. Cumberland Arts & Crafts Show CUMBERLAND — The United Maine Craftsmen’s 43nd

GOLF BALLS AWAY! — A man tips a bucket filled with numbered golf balls from Frank Howell’s helicopter at last year’s Bridgton Lions Club Golf Ball Drop at the Western Maine BBQ Festival. The other photo shows one of the dropped balls being measured on the ground to see how close it came to the hole. Annual Cumberland Arts & Crafts Show will be held Thursday through Saturday, Aug. 9-11, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, Aug. 12, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Cumberland Fairgrounds, 197 Blanchard Road, Cumberland. There will be over 200 talented Maine artisans. New this year are a Demonstration Tent, Store of Maine-made goods, Raffle of donated items from the exhibitors, Vignettes displaying the products made by the arti-

sans, and musical entertainment by Carolyn Currie. For more information, call 621-2818 or Swim Highland Lake event Aug. 10 Bridgton Recreation is holding the annual Swim Highland Lake Event on Friday, Aug. 10 at 9 a.m. The event is open to all ages and begins at Highland Lake Resort on Route 302. Participants will then swim from the resort down Highland Lake to Highland Beach in town. Cost is $10 per person. Participants will receive a Swim Highland Lake t-shirt. Registration forms are available in the Bridgton Town Office. For more information, contact Recreation Director Tom Tash at 647-8786. Ladies Circle Summer Sale SEBAGO — The Sebago Center Community Church Ladies Circle Summer Sale will be held Saturday, Aug. 11, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Veteran’s Park, Route 114, East Sebago. The rain location is the Sebago Center Community Church, Route 107, Sebago Center. There will be home-baked goods and handcrafted wares. St. Joseph Church Summer Bazaar St. Joseph Catholic Church, North High Street, Bridgton, will hold its annual Summer Bazaar on Saturday, Aug. 11 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 3 to 6 p.m. The sale is sponsored by the St. Joseph Women’s Guild. There will be plants, baked goods, crafts, jewelry, a white elephant sale, food and raffles. A queensize hand-stitched quilt and two kayaks will be awarded at the end of the bazaar. My vacation in heaven SWEDEN — Summer resident Lynn Hopkins will share one of her imaginative Christian stories, “My Vacation in Heaven,” on Sunday, Aug. 12 at the Sweden Community Church at 7 p.m. Hopkins is rooted in the Greek Orthodox tradition and brings a dimension of spiritual depth to her writings.  Sewing Circle yard sale NAPLES — The Edes Falls Sewing Circle will hold their annual yard sale on Saturday, Aug. 18, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Edes Falls Community Hall, rain or shine. If you have items that you would like to donate for the sale, call Cheryl Harmon at 693-4016. Canning dilly beans workshop offered SOUTH PARIS — A workshop on hot water bath canning and freezing dilly beans will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 21, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., at the South Paris office of the University of Maine Cooperative Extension at 9 Olson Road. Cost is $10, and scholarships are available. For more information, call 743-6329 or e-mail

Back in the Day: A view of Bridgton from 1982 cases annually. News item: Fryeburg Selectmen announced Thursday their intent to press on with surveying and marking the town line. This state-mandated project was started last year because the town’s borders were not clearly marked, and in some areas, not marked at all. Once surveyor Larry Kane has completed the task, selectmen plan to re-mark the town line every couple of years, so the tedious process of figuring out exactly what Fryeburg’s borders are won’t have to be repeated. Selectmen do not look forward to the eventual remarking of the town’s border with Brownfield since it is laden with bogs and spans about five miles. Editorial: It hardly seems fair to the voters and taxpayers of Bridgton to be asked to vote on a three-quarter of a million dollar sewer project tonight without even holding a public informational meeting

beforehand. And what is worse, information about Plan B was not even available early enough to be included on the posted warrant, but will be offered as an amendment tonight. We are not against the sewer project. Heaven knows it is high time that the town does something about the direct discharge and malfunctioning systems. But, we honestly feel there are too many unanswered questions about the town plans, and townspeople need to have more time to study and understand what each plan is all about. Tonight, Bridgton voters should

accept the Block Grant and the general concept of the plan — a total of $613,500 only. After the two plans are explained, give us time to think about them. Then come back to a public hearing and ask us to vote on Plan A or Plan B, or maybe something better. Advertisement: Playing at the Magic Lantern in September. Bambi, Rated G; A Mid-Summer Night’s Sex Comedy, Rated PG; Night Shift, Rated R; Twilight Pink, X-Rated. Here and Now: The Second Annual Bluegrass Festival at Narramissic, the Peabody-Fitch

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(Continued from Page D) revelation that, contrary to prior reports, there will be a successor to Stewart’s Shelled Beans is worthy of more than passing notice. This South Paris company, holder of a virtual monopoly of the canning of the epicurean delicacy, had announced quite recently that it would discontinue its vegetable canning business. The news was received with stoic acceptance by those familiar with the Stewart product as yet another of life’s little pleasures falling victim to the times. But, lo, on good authority, we have learned that another cannery will pick up the processing of shelled beans and that last year’s A.L. Stewart and Son’s pack is still available for this season. The speckled whole beans are grown in the Fryeburg area, and provided the Stewart concern with a harvest sufficient to can more than 60,000

Kids at Casco Days

Page 10D, The Bridgton News, August 2, 2012

Kid’s parade results Casco RED (Remarkable, Excellent and Dynamic) Ribbon: All entries received this ribbon. According to Children’s Parade Coordinator Noreen Casey, there were 41 groups, and a total of 143 children participating in the parade on Friday evening. One Grand: Sailing Into Casco Days, entry #33. Participants included Anna Rathbun, Molly Rathbun, Sarah Rathbun, Leah Clavette, Grace Plummer, Leah Plummer, Sadie Plummer, and Reid Plummer. The annual Children’s Parade was held Friday evening after the midway had opened. According to Casco Days co-chairman Holly Hancock, the three-day event brought in a gross amount of $111,000. First, the Casco Fire Association must pay the bills associated with putting on Casco Days; and then it arrives at a figure for the net revenue, Hancock said. — DD

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