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Planning Boards grapple with subdivision plan By Gail Geraghty Staff Writer It’s not often that two planning boards, each with their own rules, are charged with the task of reviewing one subdivision project. But Maine law requires

Display permit needed

By Dawn De Busk Staff Writer NAPLES — Many business owners with displays outside of their store are operating in violation of a new ordinance. Currently, none of these Naples entrepreneurs are being fined. Also, there is no indication that fines are on the immediate horizon. According to Code Enforcement Officer Renee Carter, first local business owners will receive a letter — notifying them of the ordinance change and informing them of the steps required to get the proper business permit. Carter is still crafting the letter, which will get a stamp of approval from the town’s attorney before being mailed to addressees, she said this week. At Naples Town Meeting in June, residents adopted the ordinance — governing street vendors and for sale items being displayed outdoors, according to Carter. “As soon as an item goes outside, they (business owners) are considered a venPERMIT, Page A

a joint review if the land to be divided lies within the boundary of two towns. In the case of a 14-lot subdivision proposal off Knights Hill Road, it is only the access road that lies within the town of Sweden. All of the lots,

ranging in size from four to seven acres, are located in Bridgton. The Bridgton Planning Board was poised to begin reviewing the project at its June 2 meeting, but tabled that review after learning of

Sweden’s interest in being part of the review process. The access road in Sweden, called Westview Lane, that developer Lance Colwell wants to use as a right-ofway into the project, is a private road and Sweden offi-

cials are questioning whether Colwell has the right to use it. Westview Lane property owners in Sweden have cried foul, and have hired a lawyer, saying Colwell’s easements to his 76-acre parcel

FLATTENED — Firefighters from seven neighboring fire departments battled a house fire on Hogfat Hill Road. Here a water cannon from Bridgton’s aerial ladder truck douses the flames. See story on Page 8A. (Photo by Allen Crabtree)

MDOT credits town $10,000

By Dawn De Busk Staff Writer NAPLES — Isn’t it great when a bill gets lowered? The Maine Department of Transportation (MDOT)

will credit $10,000 to the Town of Naples, according to Causeway Restoration Committee (CRC) Chairman Bob Neault. That monetary amount will be deducted from the town’s share of the cost of the Bay of Naples Bridge and Causeway project. The town owes $405,000 for the construction project. Neault requested that the town be credited $10,000, which was the cost of staining the bridge.

Last month, the committee voted to cancel the bridge-staining portion of the project. However, this task — staining the bridge – was listed on the contract between the town and the state. “I have spoken with MDOT in light of the reduction in amenities we had received. We negotiated a $10,000 reduction in the town’s commitment,” Neault said. “That is really good news

for us,” he said. Meanwhile, the general contractor on the project, Wyman and Simpson, Inc., wrapped up the job of grinding and then sealing the Causeway sidewalks in late July, Neault said. “All the sealing has been done on the concrete sidewalks,” he said. “Because they have extra sealant, they are going to go ahead and seal the town dock,” he said. CREDITS, Page A

were never intended to pave the way for a 14-lot subdivision. On Tuesday, the Bridgton and Sweden Planning Boards met jointly in Bridgton for the first time to begin reviewPLAN, Page A

Dispute over access

By Dawn De Busk Staff Writer CASCO — On one hand, there are almost a dozen unregistered vehicles, boat trailers and campers that have value and some vintage history to the extended family that owns them. On the other hand, the abutting property owners savor compliments from visitors about how nice their yard is, and endure comments about the clutter on the lot next door. In between the two neighbors is a shared, narrow road overgrown with brush, and sometimes blocked with a vehicle. This spring, Don and Brenda Wallace purchased the foreclosed property that abuts theirs— with the hopes of cleaning up what they referred to as “junk,” putting up a fence, and retaining the parcel as a woodlot. The Wallaces said that lack of access to the shared road, which is located off Route 121, has halted their ability to clean up their newly-acquired property. The Town of Casco became involved when the bank that formerly owned the foreclosed parcel called the code enforcement officer. While the town is not the entity to resolve neighbors’ disputes, the concern is the removal of unregistered vehicles that might pose an environmental hazard. Essentially, all property owners are in violation of the DISPUTE, Page A

Vacancies filled just in time NEW HEADMASTER Erin Mayo settles into her office at Fryeburg Academy. (Photo by Rachel Damon/FA)

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FRYEBURG — Fryeburg Academy’s new Head of School has arrived! Erin P. Mayo, husband Peter Gurnis, daughter Maeve, age 17, and son Gunnar, 12, moved to Fessenden House in mid-June. On July 1, Mayo, the first woman to head this 222year-old school, walked across the street for her first day on the job.  “I am thrilled to be at Fryeburg, both personally and professionally,” she said. “I wanted to be back at a town academy, one that is as highly-functioning as Fryeburg.” Mayo was born and raised in St. Johnsbury, Vt.  She graduated from St. Johnsbury Academy, Class of 1987, where her father, Bernier L. Mayo, was Headmaster from 1981–2001. She received her B.A. degree from Georgetown University in 1991 and returned to St. Johnsbury Academy to serve in the Admissions Office and later, to teach English. Mayo earned her master’s degree in English Language and Literature from Middlebury College.  In 2001, she became the chair of SJA’s English Department and in 2004, its Assistant Headmaster for Academics.  HEADMASTER, Page A

By Dawn De Busk Staff Writer CASCO — Last month, longtime Casco Planning Board member David Fowler turned in his resignation papers. Then, one of the alternates also stepped down. With a planning board meeting slated for Monday, immediate appointments were necessary. The five-member board has two alternates because frequently not everyone can attend the bi-monthly meetings.

Currently, seated board members include Bill Horton, Lynne Potter, James Macklin, Robert Butcher and Stanley “Stan” Buchanan. On Tuesday, the Casco Board of Selectmen interviewed three people for the alternate positions on the planning board. After several votes, Tom Peaslee and John Kimball were selected as the two alternates. Peaslee, who is married with grown children, specializes in waterfront real estate. He said he is famil-

iar with the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and the Zoning Board of Appeals and has worked with people involved in those areas throughout his career. “I think that my positive qualities are I care about the town I live in, and I work well with people,” Peaslee said. The other alternate, Kimball, has lived in Casco for 47 years. “I figured it was time to give back to the community,” he said. During his high school

Hearing on school plan FRYEBURG — How should SAD 72 proceed in regards to building a new C.A. Snow School? The Maine Department of Education has approved a school-construction project to replace the existing C. A. Snow Elementary School in Fryeburg and to eliminate the district’s need for portable classrooms. The Molly Ockett Middle School campus has been approved as the site and what must be decided now is the scope of the project. The first public meeting to discuss building plans, options and cost will held on Thursday, Aug. 15 in the

Molly Ockett Middle School gym at 7 p.m. A PowerPoint presentation will be shown and the School Building Committee will be looking forward to feedback from district citizens. This meeting will be followed by a series of local public town meetings to assure that every citizen in the district has the chance to learn about the project; to ask questions; and to continue to give the building committee their opinion. Once this process has been completed and feedback has been shared with the SAD 72 school board, the final decision on which school

concept will be chosen This new school will belong to every citizen in the SAD 72 district. It’s important to attend the meeting, to learn what is being planned and to share your views. For more information, call 935-3733, 272-8566 or 647-3970.

years and for 10 years after graduating, Kimball was in the building trade. “I have a good eye for detail,” he said. When asked what positive qualities he could contribute to the planning board, Kimball answered, “I am organized. I am fairly friendly and outgoing.” The father of four children, Kimball is married to Tracy Kimball, who sits on the board of selectmen. Tracy Kimball decided to recuse herself when it came to voting for her husband. However, the board agreed it would not be a conflict of interest to vote on other alternatives. A potential appointment for Doug Heuiser was voted down, 2-3, with selectmen Grant Plummer, Paul Edes and Kimball opposing. Heuiser, who is married and retired, had 15 years of real estate experience under his belt, including both residential and commercial propVACANCIES, Page A

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Casco fills board vacancies just in time (Continued from Page A) erties. He had been in the construction field, and was familiar with subdivision planning. Heuiser has resided in Maine for five years, after relocating from Indiana. During the interview, Plummer asked Heuiser if his strong stance against United Nations Agenda 21 would be a conflict of interest on the planning board. “I don’t see that as conflict at all,” Heuiser said. “I am coming in as an educated individual.

We need to have planning. We need to see the larger picture of what has happened around the nation. Being retired, I have had time to do the research and get involved politically,” he said. Earlier, Town Manager Dave Morton expressed the importance of having alternates serving on the planning board. “The alternates attend all the meetings. It is sometimes hard to get everyone there. That is why alternates are such an important part of the planning board process,” Morton said.

Naples’ $10,000 credit

(Continued from Page A) Town Manager Derik Goodine said he walked over the sidewalks, and did not realize that a layer of sealant had been applied to the concrete. So, he was not DOLLHOUSE RAFFLE — Lynn Brant stands beside the hand-stitched dollhouse she certain if the town dock had is raffling at Beef & Ski Restaurant to raise money for Camp Susan Curtis. The house been sealed yet. According to MDOT took her 1,086 hours to create. Resident Engineer Craig Hurd, the weather postponed the job of sealing the sidewalks. During three weeks in

July, it was either too hot or raining or the area was hit by afternoon thunderstorms, Hurd said. “The weather hasn’t cooperated with them on that,” Hurd said. Although Naples residents and flocks of tourists have been enjoying the Causeway, it won’t officially be handed over to the town until next spring. “It won’t be until another year. They won’t sign off

on it until we know everything is going to be okay,” Goodine said. “For example, the landscaping — we certainly won’t take over maintenance of that until it survives a winter,” Goodine said. According to Hurd, all state construction projects have a one-year guarantee. “There is a year guarantee if something isn’t right due to workmanship,” he said.

(Continued from Page A) dor,” Carter said. The annual cost for such a business permit is $500 if the business is located on private land; and $2,000 if the business owner plans to sell items on town-owned land, according to Carter. This ordinance applies to all businesses in the Village District as well as all places zoned as commercial, she said. The Village district encompasses the area immediately west of Route 35 (as it turns toward Harrison) to slightly past the Naples Town Office and prior to the Naples Fire station, Carter and the dividing stairway, said. The Village district contains the tiny accessories that make a house a home. There’s a turkey in the oven, and even a copy of The Wall Street Journal on the living By Dawn De Busk room coffee table. Staff Writer “It’s amazing how much CASCO — Casco selectdollhouse accessories cost, it’s crazy,” said Lynn. All man Ray Grant suggested totaled, Lynn said she spent revving up requests for the $500 in materials plus acces- state to make major repairs sories on the project. “I spent on Route 11. He said that after driving $3 on a roll of toilet paper,” around neighboring towns, it she adds, shaking her head seems the Maine Department with a smile. But it’s not about the of Transportation (MDOT) is money for Lynn. The act of spending its budget on other projects while the condition RAFFLE, Page A

includes land more than onehalf mile along Lake House Road and also along Lambs Mill Road, she said. Meanwhile, the commercial zones run along Route 302 and Route 11, she said. The business permit will allow storeowners to display items that are being sold inside the business. According to the ordinance language, it is an annual permit. According to Carter, the business permit would be valid only for the year it was issued. The adopted ordinance is only a few months old, and is still “a learning curve” for both the Naples Town

staff and the Naples Board of Selectmen. Carter said she could not predict whether the board would waive or reduce fees for the remainder of the tourist season. “It is up to the selectmen,” she said. “All nonprofit groups that sell items on the Causeway already go before the board of selectmen. Now, everybody will have to go before the selectmen,” she said. In the ordinance “goods for sale” includes restaurants that have outdoor seating, Carter said. “A street vendor is anyone who sells anything outside the building,” she said.

of Route 11 is dangerous for drivers. “We should get the governor to take a ride on Route 11, and see how bad it is,” Grant said. He suggested getting a copy of accident reports in the last five years and starting a campaign to repair the thoroughfare that accommodates so much tractor-trailer traffic.

Selectman Tracy Kimball agreed, saying there have been some major accidents, including fatalities, on the well-traveled route also known as Poland Springs Road. Roads were a topic of discussion during Tuesday’s Casco Board of Selectmen meeting. According to Town MDOT, Page A

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closet, work on it for a few hours, then put it back,” said Lynn. Then, when she was out of work for a year after having her second son, she often spent huge chunks of time devoted to the project, watching it slowly take the shape and form of a real home. She kept a close record of her time, recording every hour spent on each particular section in a small notebook she still carries to this day. The two-story multi-colored dollhouse is large, at 38 inches tall, 40 inches wide and 18 inches deep. The cover of the 200-page instruction book she used in its creation shows blue yarn on the outside walls; but Lynn quickly decided pink would be her choice, since pink is for girls. Other than that one color change, Lynn has kept true to every detail — and the details are amazing to behold. Every room, including the kitchen, bath, bedroom, living room

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By Gail Geraghty Staff Writer Imagine spending over a thousand hours meticulously crafting a beautifull- detailed, fully-furnished dollhouse made of yarn and plastic canvas —and then just giving it away. That’s what Lynn Brant is doing. The Bridgton resident is offering her glass-encased hand-stitched dollhouse in a raffle to raise money for Camp Susan Curtis in Stoneham. Her son attended the camp, and his experience was so positive that she wanted to give back so that another child might also benefit. Lynn is a familiar face to those who shop at Food City in Bridgton. It was when she originally starting working there, in 2000, that she also started working on the dollhouse, currently on display in the dining room of the Beef & Ski Restaurant on the Portland Road in Bridgton. “I’d bring it out of the

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Hanging up the helmet after 57 HARRISON — Allan Denison has hung up his fire helmet after 57 years of service with the Harrison Fire Department. Friends and family surprised him Saturday with a farewell party, and the shock and surprise on Allan’s face as he entered the Harrison Fire Station was worth every minute of planning. Some of his family members traveled all the way from Oregon for the event. Allan was given a plaque by the Harrison Fire Association for his many years of service, and recognition was also presented from Augusta by State Rep. and former Selectman Lisa Villa. Here’s what Harrison Town Manager George “Bud” Finch had to say about Allan in his weekly newsletter: “Allan made the tough decision to step down and open up a spot on the department roster for a new rookie to begin his/her career. But do not expect Allan to disappear completely, as he will remain active in the fire association — and, we all know he will be there when needed to do the great things he has always done. “Seldom does one have the opportunity to truly say “Thank You” to an honorable, somewhat shy, yet truly outstanding individual with words that are fitting to the time and deeds. Allan is truly an honorable man who shies away from the thanks and praise for what he does. “The Allans of the world are an endangered species as we move into the ‘What’s In It For Me’ generation. Today’s concept of recognition or awards for one’s deeds is foreign to people like Allan, for they do what they do because it is the right thing to do. “Allan will never be forgotten.”

Pie in the Park TOAST AND ROAST — Allan Denison was given a surprise farewell party, with his family in attendance (top) after retiring from the Harrison Fire Department following 57 years of service. He received a commendation from State Representative Lisa Villa and was “roasted” by longtime, former Fire Chief Tony Hazelton.

CASCO — Pie in the Park, sponsored by the Casco Recreation Department, will be held on Sunday, Aug. 25 at 5:30 p.m. in Casco Day Park. Activities to include entertainment provided by S.F. Jones Band, face painting, and of course, pies! A slice of pie will go for $2. Drinks will be offered by LRHS Project Graduation. Please bring your own seating (chair or blanket) and your sweet tooth. Please help the cause by donating a pie! Contact Rec Director Beth Latsey at 627-4187 or e-mail recreation@

MDOT to switch plow trucks on Route 11 (Continued from Page A) Manager Dave Morton, the MDOT has made public its plans to change the way Route 11 will be plowed this winter. The state will “take off two single-axle trucks, and put one double-axle truck on the road.” Morton said he was not certain if the switch-up would result in better service. “We’ll see,” he said. Meanwhile, the board decided to take advantage of MDOT computer software that records the conditions of town-owned roads.

The first step requires some manual labor. Volunteers will have to evaluate the roads, using a detailed checklist. That information will be put into the computer software system, providing a list of the best and worst roads. This information will assist the town in deciding which roads to repair first. As road commissioner, Morton will be on hand for that task. Also, Selectman Grant Plummer was volunteered for the weather-dependent job. In related business, the board held a quick workshop

on setting standards for roads for plow trucks which receive wintertime • Have a minimum of two maintenance at the taxpayers’ properties with year-round expense. residents Casco is one of the towns • Be classified as a public that provide wintertime road easement with the permission maintenance to private roads of property owners or road by accepting those roads as association. public easements. Each year Selectman Grant recomat Town Meeting, residents mended establishing stricter vote to continue this service. standards for the roads that Therefore, many of the the town maintains during existing standards were the winter months. He liked adopted by board in the the idea of requiring a bigger 1970s. gravel base. According to Morton, an Also, he suggested increasup-to-standard road must: ing the road width to 18 feet, • Have a width of at least and having that adopted at 15 feet town meeting. • Be free of obstructions Morton agreed that was a • Have a properly-main- good idea. tained surfaces that is graded In past years, the town and smooth has stopped using private • Maintain a turnaround driveways as turnarounds for If Grace’s granddaughter, Mya Lee, five and a half, is any gauge, Lynn’s dollhouse raffle has already succeeded. With the doors open to the display case, it’s all Mya can do to resist the urge to reach her arms inside and start playing. The drawing for the dollGreen $20000 per cord* house will be held in early 207-452-2157 November. Raffle tickets are Now accepting Debit • Visa • MC • Discover $5, and can be bought at the restaurant during normal *price subject to change TF operating hours.

the plow trucks. Too often, homeowners complain about plow trucks knocking over items in the yard or dumping sand in the wrong spot, Morton said. Selectmen will hold another workshop to review the current standards for those roads considered public easements. “We might want to look at all the standards. We will continue to provide this service for roads we already plow,” Morton said. However, in the future, as

new roads are added to the public easement list, those roads will first be held up to new standards — once those standards are adopted by the town, he said. “Sometimes, that is difficult to defend politically,” he said. Ideally, next month is the timeline for the board to compile the list of roads to be maintained by the town in the wintertime, “because the contractor likes to know the mileage in September,” Morton said.

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(Continued from Page A) creating her first dollhouse was reward in itself. That’s not to say there weren’t frustrations as well, she said — like the time she miscalculated matching up the stair banisters with the stairs. “They were one bar off. So I had to do the stairs all over again.” When the dollhouse was finished, her husband Jason gave her the ultimate compliment, by building a sturdy display case with locking front panels. The case goes with the dollhouse to the lucky holder of the winning raffle ticket. Lynn is hopeful the raffle will be successful, and is encouraged by the response she’s received so far from Beef & Ski diners. One female customer was so impressed, said Lynn, that she immediately pulled out $100 and bought 20 raffle tickets. She also hopes the dollhouse will serve as a draw to the restaurant, which recently changed hands to new owners Sherry Grace and Peter Flanigan.

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Bridgton Police blotter These items appeared on the Bridgton Police Department blotter (this is a partial listing): Tuesday, July 30 9:03 a.m. No injuries were reported following a motor vehicle accident on North Bridgton Road. The drivers were identified as Clarence R. Currie, operating a 2000 Buick, and Megan N. Mack, operating a 2002 Nissan Altima. 5:12 p.m. A caller informed that vehicle rims previously reported as stolen had been returned. 8:19 p.m. A South High Street resident found a deceased small dog under her shed. 9:55 p.m. A man, carrying what appeared to be a sleeping bag, was seen “staggering” on North High Street. 11 p.m. Jonathan R. Chase, 26, of Bridgton, was arrested on four warrants for burglary, theft, burglary of a motor vehicle, possession of burglar’s tools and violating conditions of release by Bridgton Police Officer Mac McCormick. Chase was also charged with carrying a concealed weapon, two counts of violating conditions of release, unlawful possession of scheduled drugs and possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. He was transported to the Cumberland County Jail in Portland. Wednesday, July 31 11:39 a.m. Police received a complaint regarding an allterrain vehicle traveling “up and down” South High Street. 2 p.m. A group of teenage boys were harassing people at Highland Lake Beach.

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3 p.m. Jacob B. McDowell, 23, of Otisfield, was charged with criminal mischief by Bridgton Police Officer Brad Gaumont. 3:34 p.m. A storeowner reported that kids, who were spoken to about disrupting customers and vandalizing the inside of the building, were causing problems at the establishment. 8:59 p.m. A caller claimed that her nephew possibly stole seven checks and illegally took $2,530 from her bank account. 9:29 p.m. Police received a report of a domestic disturbance on Maple Street. Thursday, Aug. 1 11:40 a.m. Police and rescue personnel were sent to a Mitchell Lane residence where a young child had fallen out of a highchair and suffered a possible head injury. 4:47 p.m. Sometime between Saturday and Monday, “a bunch of people” reportedly used a Kansas Shores Road property for a “party zone.” Several liquor bottles were found strewn about, as well as vomit. Friday, Aug. 2 10:48 a.m. A kayak was stolen from a Two Ponds Road location. 6:06 p.m. Police responded to a possible burglary in progress, allegedly involving a female who had been evicted from a South Bridgton Road apartment. 7:39 p.m. Police investigated a suspicious activity report on Main Street. 8:06 p.m. Erika J. Laplante, 24, of Bridgton, was charged with operating a motor vehicle with a suspended registration by Bridgton Police Officer Phillip Jones following a stop on South High Street. Saturday, Aug. 3 3:16 a.m. Police received a call from a male subject who was lost in the woods off Fosterville Road. The caller told police that he was pointing a flashlight up “into the air.” 4:49 a.m. A 2007 Chevrolet, operated by Thomas C.

Harriman, struck a deer while traveling on Harrison Road. 11:03 a.m. A local resident received phone calls from an individual seeking to meet her at the bank to pay for a prize she supposedly “won.” 1:39 p.m. A caller found a large bone, and wasn’t sure if it was a “human” or “animal” bone. 2:04 p.m. A cable TV truck backed into a pole, causing minor damage, at a Main Street store. 4:26 p.m. Police were asked to remove a male from a Portland Road location. 4:35 p.m. A jet ski was stolen from the Knights Hill Road boat launch. 9:22 p.m. Police assistance was sought regarding a combative subject. Sunday, Aug. 4 11:34 a.m. A cell phone and charger were stolen from a vehicle on Winn Road. 9:47 p.m. A Fowler Street resident filed a noise complaint. Monday, Aug. 5 12:35 a.m. Police checked the Brickyard Hill Road area after a possible motor vehicle break-in attempt. 4:13 p.m. Scaffolding was stolen from a North High Street residence. 5:01 p.m. Electrical equipment was stolen from a South High Street shed. 6:50 to 10:19 p.m. Police received three harassment complaints. Weekly recap: This past week, the Bridgton Police Department responded to 146 calls for service including: 27 traffic stops, 11 animal control complaints, 2 motor vehicle crashes, 6 burglary/theft complaints, 15 suspicious activity/ disturbance complaints and 2 trespass complaints. There were also three arrests resulting in the following charges; warrant of arrest for burglary/theft, possession of burglary tools; carrying a concealed weapon, unlawful possession of scheduled drugs; criminal mischief and criminal speeding (30 mph over the speed limit).

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TWO-PERSON JOB — It takes two people to fit a yoke on a working steer, as a young member of the Oxford County Twisted Sticks 4-H Club found out.

DIPPITY-DO — Scribner’s Mill volunteer Donna Pike helped her granddaughter, Hailey Pike, make a candle by dipping it first into hot wax, then cooling it in water, back and forth many times until the candle formed. The children were kept entertained by making corn shuck dolls, using stilts, playing checkers and hunting for pennies in a pile of sand.

FASCINATION OF THE OLD — A crowd gathered inside the mill at Harrison’s Scribner’s Mill Saturday to watch with interest as a mill volunteer used century-old machinery to cut out a round cover for an apple barrel.

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“There needs to be more title work done,” Chowdry said. “There’s some significant doubts that raise legitimate questions of access” with the project proposal, he added. The Bridgton Planning Board only recently grappled with abutter concerns over the use of a private road to access land for a subdivision when it approved Buck Estates, a four-lot subdivision on the side of Pleasant Mountain. In the Colwell case, Bridgton town officials early on asked for legal advice as to whether their planning board was required to meet jointly with the Sweden Planning Board to review the project, and also asked for advice on the right-of-way issue. Portland attorney David Kallin responded by confirming that a joint meeting was needed under Maine law. Bridgton Planning Board Chairman Steve Collins said both boards need to remain in “lock-step” throughout the process, with both reviewing all aspects of the project under their respective subdivision ordinances. He noted, however, that the review process under Sweden’s ordinance is “more stringent” and rigorous than Bridgton requires. As to questions about right-of-way easements, Kallin said both boards must be satisfied that Colwell has shown evidence he has the “right, title and interest” in the property to be subdivided. Then he added:

“The RTI standard is a low hurdle for the applicant to clear. The Planning Board is not a court, and does not need to definitively resolve competing interpretations of deeds and rights-of-way.” Kallin went on to say that if there is a dispute over whether the RTI standard has been met, the boards need to “ask each party in the dispute to present their case” and then make a ruling based on the total evidence presented. “The parties to the dispute are always free to pursue a more definitive resolution of the issue in court,” Kallin said, Sweden Planning Board Chairman David Johnson agreed Tuesday that “We’re not the Law Court,” and

it would be “very imprudent” for either board to act in that role. Still, he said, “Right now it’s questionable” whether Colwell has the right to use Westview Lane for his project. Johnson said the best scenario would be for Colwell and the abutters to try to work out a compromise on the access issue. But Friedman said Colwell’s only option for access to the land is from Westview Lane. In a July 17 letter to Sawyer, Johnson wrote, “The Town of Sweden Planning Board takes a serious interest in all matters, particularly subdivision applications. We want to be informed, judicious, as well as helpful in our application of the laws.”

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(Continued from Page A) 7:06 a.m. Assist to Fryeburg Rescue on a call on West Fryeburg Road. 11:45 a.m. Complaint on Saco River. 12:42 p.m. Bridge jumpers on River Street. 1:01 p.m. Phone harassment complaint at a Lovewell Pond Road location. 1:10 p.m. Complaint on Saco River. 3:28 p.m. Criminal trespass complaint at a Bridgton Road store. 11:27 p.m. Jesse E. Jensen, 26, of Peabody, Mass., was charged with possession of marijuana and unlawful possession of a scheduled drug following a stop at a Lovell Road campground. Sunday, Aug. 3 7:25 a.m. Traffic complaint on Bridgton Road. 9 a.m. Three individuals were charged with fish & game violations on the Saco River. They were: John Collins, 28, of Bridgewater, Mass., fishing without a valid license; David Palo, 25, of Buzzards Bay, Mass., operating without safety equipment; and Amanda N. Santiago, 30, of Wareham, Mass., operating without safety equipment. 9:32 a.m. and 10:15 a.m. Two burglary from a motor vehicle complaints on Haley Town Road. 9:45 a.m. Criminal mischief complaint on Portland Street. 12:08 p.m. Criminal mischief at state information center. 1:06 p.m. Domestic disturbance at a Main Street store. 3:41 p.m. Unwanted subjects on Intervale Drive.

Abutters at Tuesday’s meeting strongly disagreed with that last point, saying Westview Lane is not even a road, but a driveway. Sweden Code Enforcement Officer Eric Gulbrandsen said Westview Lane was never approved as a road by the town. “I don’t want 28 cars flying down my road,” said Kevin Taylor, an abutter who lives at the sign for Westview Lane. His wife, Annamarie Pond, said, “When we bought the property, we bought it for how remote it is.” Another abutter, Barbara Mitchell, said she and her husband routinely have to finance repairs and improvements to the road, which becomes muddy in the spring. The abutters’ attorney, Frank Chowdry, said there is evidence to suggest that Colwell’s easement rights would not hold up to careful scrutiny. He suggested that in 1974, “Some grantor granted an easement he had no right to grant” and that the town of Sweden does not allow. He suggested that the title to Colwell’s land is not straightforward. “This application, in my view, represents the most challenging proposal I’ve looked at, in terms of title to property.

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table the project in order to hold a site walk. The walk, which is open to the public, has been scheduled for Thursday, Aug. 22, at 5 p.m. Sawyer said the land’s former owner, Ron Leavitt, created six or seven lots on the Sweden side, leaving the 76 acres that Colwell recently bought. Sawyer said that Westview Lane continues on to the large parcel, and that Colwell’s deed continues the easements granted from a small four-lot subdivision approved in Sweden in 2000, as well as subsequent conveyances among several of Leavitt’s family members. Colwell’s attorney, Michael Friedman of Bridgton, backed up Sawyer’s opinion with his own. He said that Colwell “can demonstrate a legal and vested right to use the private way extending from the public way of Knights Hill Road” to his property, by virtue of records on file at the Oxford County Registry of Deeds. “Each and every division has equal rights, access and use of the easement,” he said. In a letter to the Bridgton Planning Board, Friedman also maintained that Colwell’s use of Westview Lane to access the lots “will not overburden the easement.”


(Continued from Page A) ing the project. It didn’t take long for Sweden’s board to raise the easement issue, as Colwell’s developer, George Sawyer, began explaining the project to the two boards. “Westview Lane is a private road,” said Sweden Planning Board Secretary Laura Chadbourne. “So how can a private road be used to access another property?” That question dominated the next hour of discussion, until both boards agreed to

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Museum to host ‘The Big Event’ The Bridgton Historical Society and the Rufus Porter Museum cordially invite members of the public to attend their annual fundraiser, The Big Event, coming up on Friday, Aug. 16, at the Bridgton Academy Dining Hall from 5:30 to 9 p.m. A fun evening is in store, starting with a lasagna dinner with salad and dessert, cash bar, live music with The Skylarks, along with a silent and a live auction. This is the second year two of Bridgton’s cultural and historical organizations have collaborated to fund their expanding program offerings and facilities to better serve visitors and local residents. Looking for an unusual gift or just a treat? This year’s auction items are sure to entice the savvy shopper. Crafted wares, artwork, antiques, collectibles, wine, gifts and gift certificates,

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health and wellness books, and recreational adventures are a sampling of the selections generously contributed by area businesses and donors. Chalmers Insurance Agency and Norway Savings Bank are sponsoring The Big Event. The Bridgton Historical Society exists for the purpose of collecting and preserving historically significant material that encourages an appreciation and understanding of the events, customs and traditions of Bridgton and the surrounding area. It features The Bridgton Historical Society Museum and research center on Gibbs Avenue, open to the public from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. The Rufus Porter Museum’s mission is to increase the enjoyment, knowledge, and pride of our THE PUFFERS, Bob and Darleen, will perform a concert communities by bringing to on Wednesday, Aug. 21 at 7 p.m. at the Bridgton Alliance BIG EVENT, Page A Church.

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Bob Puffer spent 13 years in country music, beginning his music career in the nightclub business where he made significant progress toward a lucrative future as a performer and songwriter. He later found a different path — Gospel music ministry. The Puffers will be in concert on Wednesday, Aug. 21 at 7 p.m. at the Bridgton Alliance Church, locat-

ed on Route 117 in North Bridgton. Bob’s first nightclub contract was with the Holiday Inn as the result of his friendship with innkeeper, Gary Welling, who later would play a major role in Bob’s life. In 1977, Bob succeeded in passing an audition to appear on the national television show, “Hee Haw.” In 1980, he made an appearance on the “Joe Franklin Show.” He

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later contracted for a major concert where he shared billing with the Oak Ridge Boys. He was often interviewed as an up-and-coming country music personality and had the honor of being written up in Music City News, the most widely-distributed country music news magazine in the nation. In 1982, Gary Welling, who earlier had become a Baptist preacher, sought Bob out and led him to the Lord. Six months later, the Lord convinced Bob that he could not stay in the nightclubs, so Bob broke his contracts and got out. He began to search for the Lord’s will for his life. Four years later, in September of 1986, (and after much prayerful consideration), the Lord led Bob to step out on faith to enter the full-time Gospel music ministry. Bob has composed over

400 songs — some of which were played on over 2,200 radio stations internationally. Bob plays a multitude of instruments including guitar, five-string banjo, violin, mandolin, dobro, Gretch (Chet Atkins) guitar, ukulele and flute. In 1985, Darleen added a new dimension to the music ministry with vocals, keyboard, sax and clarinet. Bob and Darleen currently travel extensively throughout the United States with their music ministry, performing between 150 and 200 concerts/services each year. There is no admission charge. A freewill love offering for the Puffers will be received. For more information, contact the church at 647-2027 or via e-mail to

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WATERFORD — The August meeting for the Waterford World’s Fair will be held on Sunday, Aug. 11 to honor all the volunteers that helped in so many ways at this year’s fair. A lunch of hamburgers and hot dogs, coleslaw, a beverage, and strawberry shortcake will be served by the directors and members at 12:30 p.m. at the fairgrounds, located at 36 Green Road (across from Melby’s Market on Route 35) in North Waterford. The meeting will follow at 2 p.m. to recap this year’s fair and go over what is being planned for the rest of the summer. One new event will be Dana’s famous baked haddock supper, to be held at the fairgrounds on Saturday, Aug. 17, at 5 p.m. The menu will be baked stuffed haddock, potato, vegetables, bread, beverage and homemade pies, all for $10. For those who are not fish lovers, there will be macaroni and cheese. For more information, call President Dana Hemingway at 595-2430 or Bill Winslow at 595-1601.

Special event at Waterford Common Farm

There’ll be lunch, entertainment and a book signing at the next farmers’ market at the Waterford Common Farm Stand, on Monday, Aug. 12, from 3 to 6 p.m. Local farmers will sell their products as usual, while the Waterford World’s Fair Association will have pulled pork sandwiches and drinks for sale. Jeanine Lubier and a guest will be playing folk/fiddle music, while author Robin Taylor-Chiaello of It Only Takes One Friend (a story based on Beech Hill Bison Farm) will offer a book signing.

History walk along the Narrow Gauge

SEBAGO — Take a walk back in time along the old Narrow Gauge rail bed at the Perley Mills Community Forest, in a hike on Friday, Aug. 16, hosted by Loon Echo and the Denmark Conservation Commission. Learn about the little trains that chugged their way from Hiram to Harrison at the turn of the last century. Bring your camera, water and proper shoes. The walk, which starts at 9 a.m., will cover two miles and take around two hours, with moderate difficulty. Come learn more about this exciting regional project. Meet at the trailhead at the intersection of Hancock Pond and Swamp Roads in Sebago. For more information, contact Jon Evans at 

Brownfield Lions Dance Aug. 17

BROWNFIELD — The Brownfield Lions Club will hold a dance on Saturday, Aug. 17, at the Brownfield Lions Den on Routes 5 and 113 in Brownfield, from 8 p.m. to midnight. The BYOB dance, for adults age 21 and over, will feature music by The Knight Riders. Admission is $10 person, and there will be a 50/50 and a bottle raffle as well. For more information, call Trudy at 935-4617 or Earl at 935-2911. Proceeds go to benefit the Brownfield Lions Community Projects Fund.

Gospel singer at Sebago Center Church

SEBAGO — The Sebago Center Community Church will present gospel singer Ralph Bedard in concert on Saturday, Aug. 17, at 7 p.m. The church is located at 403 Bridgton Road, Sebago Center, Sebago. A love offering will be taken during the concert, and refreshments will follow.

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HIRAM — Author John Ford Sr. will talk about his experiences as a Maine Game Warden on Tuesday, Aug. 27, from 1 to 2 p.m. at Soldiers Memorial Library, 85 Main Street. Ford is author of Suddenly, the Cider Didn’t Taste So Good: the Adventures of a Game Warden in Maine, and This Cider Still Tastes Funny will share his experiences as a Maine Game Warden that are behind these humorous and heartwarming tales. The program will be followed by questions and book signings, and refreshments will be served. The Third Monday Book Discussion Group’s next meeting will be on Monday, Aug. 19, from 11 a.m. to noon to discuss The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom. Check for available copies. For more information, call 625-4650.





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Holistic wellness talk

The Clearstream Center for Wellness, 8 Depot Street, Bridgton (behind Renys), is hosting a series of “What Is?” informational and introductory talks on holistic and natural treatment modalities. The talks are free and open to anyone interested in learning more about natural medicines. The first, “What is Homeopathy,” will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 14 at 7 p.m. Jane Frederick of the Baylight Center for Homeopathy will talk about the benefits of utilizing this powerful medicine to

restore and maintain health, as well as its myriad uses in conjunction with other healthful practices. She will discuss homeopathic approaches for the treatment of stress, chronic pain, acute illness, as well as injuries from trauma or overuse. Several handy remedies and their sources and uses will be described. There will be ample time for questions, and free materials to take home. Future lectures in the series will include osteopaJane Frederick thy, attunement, acupuncture and more. call Holly Best, LCSW at For more information, the center at 647-8770.

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GEORGIA RYAN of Sebago will display her artwork at Gallery 302 in Bridgton.

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Gallery 302 is excited to welcome Georgia Ryan of Sebago. Georgia likes to paint in oils on both canvas and board and enjoys painting still life, figures, portraits and landscapes. Her work is bold and creative. Georgia credits both

parents for her interest in art; she attended Skowhegan School of Art and holds a bachelor’s degree from Bates College in Studio Art. Gallery 302, a cooperative gallery with over 40 artists, is located at 112 Main Street in Bridgton. In August, Gallery

302 is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday. Please stop in and see what’s new at the gallery. For more gallery information, please visit the website at www.gallery302. Pitch Pines On The Pate, oil on panel 24”x36”, com or call 647-ARTS. Wendy Newcomb. (Photo by Jay York)

LOVELL — The Charlotte Hobbs Memorial Library is happy to present history professor, author and part-time Sweden resident, Robert F. Dalzell Jr., on Tuesday, Aug. 13 at 7 p.m. Professor Dalzell was educated at Amherst College and Yale University and has taught at Yale and Williams College. Dalzell will discuss

his latest book, The Good Rich and what they cost us. From the book jacket: “This timely and provocative book addresses a great paradox at the core of the American Dream: a passionate belief in the principles of democracy combined with an equally passionate celebration of wealth. Americans treasure an open, equal

(Continued from Page A) life the world and the inspiring works of Rufus Porter — a remarkable American artist and inventor. The Museum offers public tours of its museum, with new exhibits each year and educational opportunities for adults and children. This year’s exhibit features “Folk Art Inspired by the Civil War.” Presently located on North High Street, the Rufus Porter Museum is seeking to move into the Webb house on Main Street next summer, and also relocate the present museum building to the Main Street location. The museum is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Tuesday through Saturday until Oct. 13. Come celebrate local history and art; help fund the programs of Bridgton’s leading cultural organizations at The Big Event. Tickets are now available at the Bridgton Historical Society or the Rufus Porter Museum for $25. Payments may be made with cash, checks or Visa/MasterCard/ Discover. For more information, visit their websites ( and or call the Bridgton Historical Society at 647-3699 or the Rufus Porter Museum at 6472828.

society, yet we also admire those fortunate few who amass riches on a scale that undermines social equality. In today’s era of “too big to fail” investment banks, “vulture capitalist” hedge fund managers, Internet fortunes, and a growing concern over inequality in American life, should we cling to both parts of the paradox? Can we? “To understand the problems that vast individual fortunes pose for democratic values, Robert Dalzell presents an intriguing cast of wealthy individuals from colonial times to the present, including George Washington, one of the richest Americans of his day, the ‘robber baron’ John D. Rockefeller, and Oprah Winfrey, for all of whom extreme wealth is inextricably tied to social concerns. In the process Dalzell uncovers the sources of our contradictory feelings toward the very rich, how they have sought to be perceived as ‘the good rich,’ and the reality behind the widespread notion that wealth and generosity go hand in hand in America.” All welcome, refreshments served.

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RAYMOND — Wendy Newcomb and Holly Berry will finally realize their joint art exhibit, Two Points Of View, at Hole In The Wall Studioworks gallery on Route 302 in Raymond. Both artists are from Maine; Wendy is from Sebago and Holly is from Waldoboro. They are longtime childhood friends. Both have chosen a career in art. Holly is an illustrator and Wendy is a well-known painter of the Maine landscape. For this exhibit, they have created a theme. Wendy’s oil paintings will be of distant views of the landscape, and Holly’s block prints will be close-ups of the landscape. This exhibit promises to be not only filled with wonderful works of art, but also interesting to see how each artist has interpreted the landscape in their own chosen medium and how they have influenced each other. An opening public reception will be held on Saturday, Aug. 17, from 6 to 8 p.m., and continues through Sept. 22. Gallery hours are from 10

CASCO — Cathy Corbett, a Maine native and the owner of the Oxford Mill End Store, will share her knowledge of all aspects of hand-braided rugs in a talk on Monday, Aug. 12, at 6:30 p.m. at the Casco Historical Museum on Route 302 in Casco. If you have a passion for braided rugs, this is a presentation you don’t want to miss. Areas Corbett will cover include the history of braided rugs and why they were created, what materials were most commonly used, color choices and the passing along of these pieces from one generation to the next. She will also talk about the 150 years of production of wool material at the Oxford Woolen Mill. She will have several braided rugs displayed, as well as the tools that are used to make a braided rug. She will also demonstrate how these tools are used to make a braided rug. For more information, call Pam Grant at 655-2438 or visit

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Fire destroys Hogfat Hill home By Allen Crabtree Special to The News SEBAGO — Firefighters from seven neighboring towns fought hard to save a house on Hogfat Hill Road in Sebago, but their efforts were for naught. Unfortunately, the house was fully-involved in flames when the first firefighters arrived on the scene Monday afternoon, and there was little that could be done despite best efforts to save it. Firefighters were able to stop the rapidly-spread-

ing fire and save the adjacent barn, and prevented the fire from spreading into the woods behind the house, but the house itself was a total loss. A passerby called the Standish Fire Department 91-1 dispatcher at 2:25 p.m. to report the fire. The first two Sebago firefighters were on the scene a few minutes later. Firefighter/EMS Deputy Chief Jason Schoolcraft and Firefighter Christopher Harrington found flames coming from the front windows,

back porch and roof when they arrived, and within five minutes, the entire house was fully-engulfed. They immediately had a third-alarm call toned out. Fire departments from Bridgton, Standish, Baldwin, Casco, Naples, Hiram and Sebago sent fire engines, water tankers, two aerial ladders and an emergency medical unit. About 50 firefighters and EMTs responded to the call. A water shuttle with tanker trucks from several departments was established to

ferry water to the fire scene from nearby hydrants. The house, now vacant, was the former home of the Yankee Air Boat Company. The adjacent barn was the workshop, where airboats were made for several years. The house had been rented for a period, but had been vacant for about a month. No one was living at the house at the time of the fire. No one was injured in fighting it. The Fire Marshall’s office is investigating the cause of the fire.

(Continued from Page A) state’s junkyard ordinance. On Tuesday, the Casco Board of Selectmen listened to stories of a feud between two families that has involved law enforcement over the months. The selectmen unanimously agreed to give all of the property owners — the Wallaces and the family of John Theriault – 30 days to remove all inorganic material. If that task is not completed in 30 days, both par-

ties will be fined $250 a day; and that fine is retroactive to Aug. 6. The matter of the shared road is one that can be hashed out by the Casco Planning Board at a later date. According to Town Manager Dave Morton, when the land was first subdivided the planning board tried to limit the number of roads leading off Route 121 — as a safety measure. However, the deeds do not show how deep or how many feet back the shared road travels. The road

is reported to be more than 25 feet wide. When the road was built, the land was cleared on what it now the Theriault’s property line. According to Code Enforcement Officer (CEO) Don Murphy, a road could be built in a matter of two days — allowing for a cleanup effort in the immediate future. “Each time I have sent a letter (about the violations) people have called me back to talk about taking care of things,” Murphy said. Already, following mediation by the court system, an attempt was made by both parties to start that process last week. But, that failed. “There was a lot of momentum, and then some difficulty wrapping it up,” Murphy said. Theriault’s niece, Jessica Jackson, spoke on the behalf of her mother, saying the family had rented a dumpster, which was placed on common land. Jackson said her family wanted the property cleaned up as much as the Wallaces and had started to haul off vehicles. However, the Wallaces said that dogs had been chained on the access road and new “no trespassing” signs had been posted, which deterred them from getting the job done. Jackson explained that the dog needed to be chained some distance from the other canines; and a deputy from the Cumberland County

Sheriff’s Office had advised she put up the signs warning people of the dog. “I hoped they had taken everything off the property. There were 160 tires and trash. They did not continue to clean the property after taking the vehicles or moving them to their side,” Wallace said. “My intention for the land: It is just a bigger buffer between us. All I want to do is clean that land up, and know where my driveway is,” Wallace said. Jackson said she met with the Wallaces after hearing they had bought the property. “I congratulated the Wallaces on purchasing the property and said I was glad it was them, and not some strangers. We wanted to clean up as soon as the snow melted. We didn’t want this coming back on us. We were getting heat from the DEP,” she said, referring to the Department of Environmental Protection, which had visited the property and found no waste oil leaks. “There has been no agreement by either party. It’s not just us,” Jackson said. If there were any questions as to why the board appeared to be sitting in the jury box — listening to testimony about a contentious relationship between two families, the town manager clarified why this issue was on the agenda. “The only reason we bring a land-use violation to the board is if there is a follow-

Neighbors dispute over road

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(Continued from Page A) Mayo met her husband, a fellow English teacher, at SJA as well. Peter has an older daughter, Musa Gurnis, an assistant professor of English Literature at Washington University in St. Louis. In 2007, Mayo accepted a position as the Head of the Upper School at the Episcopal School in Dallas, Texas. In 2012, she was named ESD’s Assistant Head of School for Academics.  In November of 2012, it was announced that she would become the new Head of School at Fryeburg Academy, replacing Dan Lee, Headmaster from 1993–2013.  For now, Mayo is spending her days getting to know FA people and understanding the school’s long history and current procedures. Regarding priorities for 2013-–14, she says, “Part of my long-term vision is an even more unified school community and a reinvigorated residential life experience. Much of my planning for the coming year aims toward realizing these goals.” In the meantime, Mayo is planning September’s school opening with vigor and optimism and a renewed emphasis on student interaction. For the first time in decades, the office of Fryeburg Academy’s leader has been moved from upstairs to down, the very center of the school’s mainstream daily activity. “Everyone has been very welcoming. I’m looking forward to meeting the families and the greater community of Fryeburg, and especially the students,” Mayo said.  E-mail Ms. Mayo at As part of the Back to School edition slated for Aug. 22, The News will carry a full interview with Ms. Mayo.

FULLY-ENGULFED — Within minutes the home was fully-involved in flames. This view is from the rear. (Photo by Christopher Harrington) through required,” Morton said. “Two neighbors, two abutters — there is a whole lot of disagreement. That hasn’t been a town issue. That is a private disagreement between neighbors. That is not our issue,” he said. “The issue is the junkyard violation.” Morton said. According to Jackson and her mother, there are about 10 vehicles — including a purple 1984 Mustang convertible — and fifth wheel campers that are not yet registered. The Wallaces, who have two sons, have five registered vehicles and two unregistered rigs including a plow truck in their yard. Casco residents are allowed to have no more than two vehicles that are not registered, Morton said. According to Morton, the board’s job in the matter is to authorize a penalty for

not removing or registering the vehicles within a certain period of time. Now that the board has established a retroactive penalty, the neighbors have little choice other than to cooperate on this cleanup project. Failing to do so by Sept. 6 will result in fines of at least $7,500 levied against both parties. During the lengthy discussion, Murphy said, “The original owner will broker access to finish the job up. It just has to be coordinated. Someone has to spend some money to get rid of stuff.” Chairman Mary-Vienessa Fernandes agreed. “There is a lot of confusion. There has to be some way that the two parties could come together for a few days or a week or whatever,” she said. “We have a violation with it being a junkyard,” Fernandes said.

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Village Folk Festival kicks off Friday

Alive & Well: Local musical talent showcased on Depot Street generation. The virtues of the local music scene is simple: it combines a strong flavor of history, the musical forms and traditions of folk, blues, bluegrass and country, the vast experience of local musical veterans who have honed their crafts well away from the limelight in the fertile musical atmosphere of western Maine, and the receptive attention of a whole generation of young musicians who hear and play along with the old folks at a variety of popular open mic venues. Combine this with the burgeoning “indie” music scene of Portland, the availability of countless musical ideas from the Internet, and it is easy to see why some would say that the Lake Region area is becoming a “melting pot” for good music, as witnessed recently by Denmark’s Dam Jam, Naples’ Blues Festival and Waterford World’s Fair. Bridgton’s Village Folk Festival hopes to be the newest addition to this list. The following is a list of some of the talent that will be on display at the Village Folk Festival kickoff party (a com-

plete schedule will be available in next week’s Bridgton News): Hope Savage, California transplant and lead singer of Hopeless Romantics, sings Americana roots music authentically reminiscent of Harry Smith’s anthology of American Folk (the early Appalachian recordings that influenced Dylan and inspired much hubbub in the 1960s). Her voice is strong and reminiscent of Patsy Cline. Skylark Sisters may describe themselves on their website as a “vintage-folkster-Bohemian-acoustic duo,” but don’t let that fool you, there is nothing dated about these two, soulful-voiced young women — rather their harmonies and presence are on the cutting edge of what is hip and current in the Portland music scene. Ken and Laurie Turley. If you have ever been dining out and happened upon an open mic or a stage with the piano set up and seen a normal-looking husband and wife get up to play something, and then drop your jaw as they a whip off an incredibly jazzy cover of

Van Morrison’s Moondance or Gershwin’s Summertime, then you’ve probably just had one of the finer experiences of living in western Maine! This wonderment is provided by Ken and Laurie Turley, exceptional musical interpreters. Ken accompanies his wife with understated mastery but the true star is Laurie, displaying virtuosity at the piano reminiscent of Eroll Garner or McCoy Tyner. Theirs is a consummate musical marriage. Finalists in the 2012 Maine Songwriters Competition, Kathy Bennett and Thom Perkins perform under the name, “Bennett & Perkins.” Highly-regarded in the Maine and New Hampshire music community, the pair perform a startling array of original songs with powerful lyrics and melodies, coupled with exceptionally strong vocals and guitar playing. Authenticity is a big word in music. In search of authenticity, many artists plunder the near-ancient, varied forms of folk music. That is why it is so refreshing to see Bob Wallace, a Maine Maritime Acadamy alumnus and sea-

faring troubadour, revive the “sea shanty.” Bob plays bass and acoustic guitar, and performs ballads of country and the coast. He released an exceptional album of original material this spring joined by many local musicians. He is often joined by Rusty Wiltjer, a percussionist and artist of fine pottery and custom-made clay drums, and proprietor of Wiltjer Pottery. Whomever he plays with, he inspires with his high-spirited rhythms. Rusty will also be performing an experimental set, to take everyone deep into the mysteries of drumming. Other local artists include Gene Bahr and Terry Swett, both well-respected business owners who are also fine perveyors of country music, as well as Ed and Linda Cooper who have been the hosts of 302 West Smokehouse & Tavern’s open mic for many years. Many other talented artists will be featured, including Bill’s Kitchen, a Doors/Rolling Stones inspired rock band. Stay tuned for more on the Village Folk Festival in next week’s edition.

Mobile antique appraisal this Friday in Harrison

MOTOR COACH COMFORT — Appraiser Kaja Veilleux, president of Thomaston Place Auction Galleries, offers his opinion on an heirloom to a woman inside his Mobile Appraisal Coach. Veilleux and John Bottero will bring their coach to the Waterford Town Common Aug. 9 for an Antiques Appraisal Fundraiser to benefit the Waterford Library. tunity for people to find out what their family heirlooms and household treasures are worth, while supporting the Waterford Library at the same time. Thomaston Place Auction Galleries’ Mobile Appraisal Laboratory is the first-of-itskind, 36-foot-long motor coach

These recipes will be compiled in a commemorative recipe book for next year’s event! Entry: Candy Gibbons Recipe: Summer Corn & Black Bean Salad Directions: LIME DRESSING 1/3 c. olive oil Juice of 1 lime 2 tsp. ground cumin 1 tsp. salt/pepper SALAD 1 (14 oz. can black beans, drained and rinsed) 2 c. corn kernels (frozen

or fresh!) 2 tomatoes, chopped 1 bell pepper, chopped 1 small purple onion 1/2 c. fresh cilantro, chopped For the dressing, combine all ingredients in a jar and shake well. For the salad, combine the salad ingredients and mix gently. Pour dressing over the bean mixture and let sit for 30 minutes or longer. Toss and serve. Yield: 6 to 8 servings.

Note: Each week leading up to the Village Folk Festival scheduled for Friday, Aug. 16 from 3 to 10 p.m. on Depot Street in Bridgton, The News will publish recipes that will be entered in the “You Don’t Know Beans” contest. Entry: Standard Gastropub Recipe: Pad Thai white bean lettuce wraps Directions: 4 cups cooked cannellini beans 2 cups cooked kidney beans 1/2 small red onion (diced) 1 red bell pepper (diced) 1 cup fresh cilantro (chopped) 2 cups Panko or dried bread crumbs 1/2 cup Thai Kitchen Pad Thai sauce In a food processor, combine beans, onion, and pepper. Process into a chunky consistency. Transfer to a bowl, add 1 cup Panko, 1 cup cilantro, and 1/2 cup Pad Thai sauce. Mix with hands until blended, portion into 5 oz. patties, coat with remaining 1 cup of Panko.  Deep fry or pan fry until golden brown, serve on leaf of Bibb lettuce with cilantro, sour cream and sriracha chili sauce. 


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WATERFORD — Thomaston Place Auction Galleries’ Mobile Appraisal Coach will roll into Waterford on Friday, Aug. 9 for an antiques appraisal fundraiser event hosted by the Waterford Library. The Fair, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., will be held outside the Wilkins House next to the Waterford Town Common, and participants will receive instant, onsite valuations by appraisers Kaja Veilleux and John D. Bottero for antique or collectible items brought to the Appraisal Coach. There will be a suggested donation of $10 per item, or $25 for three items, and 100% of the proceeds will support the library. This is a wonderful oppor-

equipped with state-of-the-art appraisal tools and reference materials. Kaja Veilleux, president of Thomaston Place, noted: “We have been doing free appraisals every week at our Thomaston Gallery for over 25 years. We are very excited to be able to take this service on the road, support the worthwhile programs of the Waterford Library.” Participants are encouraged to bring any items that they want to have appraised to the event. If items are too large to be transported to the coach, detailed photographs can be used to determine their approximate value. There are no appointments, and each person will have a chance to meet with an appraiser on a first-come, first-served basis. In addition to the appraisal fair, a lunch booth will be serving hot dogs and sausages as a fundraiser for the library on the common. The Waterford Common is located on Routes 35 and 37.

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What is the common link in the dozen or so acts that will be performing at the Village Folk Festival kickoff party on Friday, Aug. 16 from 3 to 10 p.m. on Depot Street in Bridgton? They are all local, talented, passionate musicians. In an era when music can be beamed through the Internet, radio, and listened to in a variety of digital devices, why listen to our neighbors singing in public? According to Ed Cooper of Sebago, who is cohosting the musical stage at the Village Folk Festival with his wife Linda, the reason is simple, “Local music brings a lot of people together; it spans all the generations and all levels of talent.” Observation of local venues such as Tucker’s Pub in Norway, Bray’s Brewpub in Naples and 302 West Smokehouse & Tavern in Fryeburg, indicates that we are living in close proximity to a vibrant local music scene. Recently, a biweekly “Performance Cafe” at the Bridgton Community Center has also started up to support the talents of the younger

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Summer Scene

Black Eagle Jazz Band at PAC Saturday FRYEBURG — Black Eagle Jazz Band will perform at the Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center on Saturday, Aug. 10 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 for adults, $10 for seniors (65-plus) and students (18 and younger). Tickets may be purchased at the box office by calling 9359232 or online at Group discounts are available to parties of 10 or more. The theater is located at 18 Bradley Street on the Fryeburg Academy campus. Parking is free. If you like the uplifting and soulful music of New Orleans you’ll love the sound of the New Black Eagle Jazz Band. Formed in 1971, this seven-piece band has delight-

ed audiences all over the world with their huge and eclectic repertoire of jazz from the 1920s and 30s. The group has a mature mastery of this great American music — from Louis Armstrong and Jelly Roll Morton to early Duke Ellington to Cole Porter; from blues to rags to popular songs of the era. In fact, the New York Times’ John Wilson wrote that the Black Eagles are “so far ahead of other traditional bands…there is scarcely any basis for comparison.” The band has performed extensively all across North America, and has toured throughout Europe countless times. They have performed in New Orleans, London, Edinburgh, Belfast and Toronto to name a few. In 2011, they opened the

Newport Jazz Festival to a packed house. They have been featured in concert with many jazz legends including Doc Cheatham, “Kid” Thomas, Benny Waters, Odetta and Milt Hinton, and with symphony orchestras — the Boston Pops, the Scottish National Orchestra, the Baltimore Symphony to name a few. The band has released over 40 recordings (including the Grammy-nominated On the River) and videos. Their music has been featured in Ken Burns’ documentaries and on NPR Radio. The band has also been a guest on “The Prairie Home Companion” show. For more information about the Black Eagle Jazz Band visit www.blackeagles. BLACK EAGLE JAZZ BAND will perform at the Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts com Center in Fryeburg on Saturday, Aug. 10 at 7:30 p.m.

Mystery cruise on Songo Queen NAPLES — Mystery for Hire and the Songo River Queen II are pairing up for another mystery-themed cruise on Saturday, Aug. 10 that will set sail from the Causeway in Naples. “Each cruise has a different theme, and guests are encouraged to watch for clues and to solve the mystery by the end of the evening,” said Dan Marois, owner of Mystery for Hire, a troupe that has performed over 500 mystery shows throughout New England. The Aug. 10 show will be Who Killed Jolly Roger? – A Pirate Mystery Cruise. “The cruise will feature an odd mix of pirate characters, each with the goal to get their hands on a fortune,” said Marois. “Guests are encouraged to wear pirate-type costumes to get in the spirit of the action.” Marois added that audience members will each be designated as the crew of one of the competing pirate ships. “Pirates are an aggressive bunch of characters and they demand ultimate loyalty from their crews,” said Marois. “You never know what will happen as they all seek their share of gold.” The script is a Mystery for Hire original by Maine native, Bob LeBlanc, a writer, actor and graphic designer currently living in Newburyport, Mass. All mystery cruises leave the Causeway at 7 p.m. on performance day. Tickets are $29.95 per person,

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Sweden Days Aug. 8 – 11 SWEDEN — The Town of Sweden will be celebrating its Bicentennial Summer during Sweden Days from Thursday, Aug. 8 through Sunday, Aug. 11. Sweden Days starts off with two hikes on Thursday, Aug. 8, to historic sites in the town. Meet at the Town Meeting House at 9:15 a.m. to carpool to the old Goshen neighborhood of town for a hike to the newly-discovered Goshen Cemetery. It is about a two-mile hike to the cemetery on an old dirt road. At 2 p.m. that afternoon, meet at the Town Meeting House to carpool to Black Mountain Road, Fire Lane 3, for a hike to Sweden’s “Old City.” After a short hike of less than a mile, several old cellar holes will be investigated. Bug sprays or hats may be desirable for this hike. On Friday, Aug. 9, local talent will be showcased at the Town Meeting House at 7:30 p.m. It’s not too late to participate. Call Jane Gibbons (647-3987) if you are interested in sharing your talents. All ages are welcome. Sweden Days activities on Saturday, Aug. 10, include a 6 p.m. Potluck Supper at the Town Meeting House. Bring a dish that serves six to eight people; beverages will be provided. Following the supper, get ready for some exercise with contra dancing, beginning at 7 p.m. at the Town Meeting House. On Sunday, August 11, a special church service will be held at 11:30 a.m. at the historic Sweden Community Church. On Sunday afternoon, meet at the Town Meeting House at 2 p.m. to carpool to the start of a hike to the Evans Cellar Hole for a hands-on archaeological experience. This 30-minute hike to the site is on a mostly flat dirt road, with about a 10minute section requiring walking up hill. For more information and updates, please visit www. and follow the links.

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Thursday-Sunday, Aug. 8-11 The town of Sweden will celebrate its 200th year with Bicentennial Summer Sweden Days, offering a hike to the newly-discovered Goshen Cemetery and a short hike to Sweden’s “Old City” on Thursday, a Talent Show at 7:30 p.m. Friday, a Potluck Dinner at 6 p.m. Saturday, followed by a Contra Dance at 7 p.m., ending with a church service Sunday at 11:30 a.m. at the Sweden Community Church, along with a local cellar hole site at 2 p.m. FMI: www. Saturday, Aug. 10 Get ready for Brownfield Old Home Days, just good old-fashioned fun all day at the Brownfield Community Center, with a parade, firemen’s muster, cow chip bingo, music, crafts, inflatables, waterslide, mist tent, food and vendors. The Brownfield Lions Club is holding a Car Show in conjunction with the festival, with registration running from 9 a.m. to noon. Friday, Aug. 16 The Village Folk Festival in Bridgton kicks off its first year with a celebration of local food, arts and business in an event that will close down part of Depot Street from 3 to 10 p.m. There’ll be a garden-to-table feast, an open mic for the local music scene, a bean recipe challenge, old timey kids’ games, an all-local silent auction, food demonstrations and a street dance. FMI: Nick Chalmers, 256-9117. Saturday, Aug. 24 Come help celebrate Fryeburg’s 250th Birthday with a full day of fun, entertainment, vendors and fireworks starting at noon at the Fryeburg Fairgrounds. There’ll also be a car show from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Fryeburg Fire Station, and a brewing, tasting and grilling party called the Allagash Birthday Bash from noon to 5 p.m. at the Good Beer Store, 285 Main St. FMI:

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Saturday, Aug. 10 Paul Sullivan will perform “My Irish Soul” on piano at 7:30 p.m. at at Deertrees Theatre, Deertrees Road, Harrison. His music is sometimes traditional, sometimes jazzy, but always soulful. FMI: 583-6747. The Black Eagle Jazz Band plays traditional New Orleans jazz at 7:30 p.m. at the Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center at Fryeburg Academy. FMI: 935-9232. Nationally-renowned singer Cynthia Clawson will perform in concert at the First Baptist Church of Paris on Paris Hill at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10, and should be bought in advance due to limited seating. FMI: 754-7970. Acoustic music fans will grab their chairs and picnic blankets and head over to The Community School on Bunker Hill Road in South Tamworth, N.H., for the Saturday Evening Music Fest, with folk rock bands Wall-Stiles, the Starlight Honeys and Scott Baston from 4 to 9 p.m. The event will include a pig roast and ice cream. FMI: 603-323-7000. Sunday, Aug. 11 Lighthouse Jubilee Singers will perform the music of the 50s and 60s, along with Gospel, at the Naples Concerts on the Village Green from 6 to 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 12 The Sebago-Long Lake Music Festival-Fryeburg Academy Concert will be held at the Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center at Fryebug Academy at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for seniors (65+) and $5 for students. FMI: 935-9232 or visit Tuesday, Aug. 13 The Sebago-Long Lake Music Festival will wrap up the summer season with Fantasies, incorporating the works of Vaughan Williams, Fred Lerdahl and Schubert at 7:30 p.m. at historic Deertrees Theatre in Harrison. Cost is $25, free to anyone under 21. FMI: 583-6747. Saturday, Aug. 17 The Downeast Brass will perform at Deertrees Theatre in Harrison at 7:30 p.m., the last night of the season at the theatre. Sit back and listen to the most fun music five brass players can create. FMI: 583-6747. Sunday, Aug. 18 Listen to Stevie Cee and The Mrs. perform a variety of country tunes and rock ‘n roll, from 6 to 7 p.m. on the Naples Village Green. Brad Hooper, Trailer Trash, Bunch of Old Hippies and The Milltown Road Show will kick off a local performance series at the Albany Town Hall Music Revival, to be held from 6 to 9 p.m. at Albany Town Hall, corner of Vernon St., Hunts Corner Road and Route 5 in Albany Township. FMI: 824-2216. Friday-Sunday, Aug. 23-25 The 25th annual Bach Festival Chorus will be in residence at the Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center at Fryeburg Academy, and will offer several performances to the public. Tickets are $20 adults, $15 seniors and $10 students. FMI: 603447-6850. Saturday, Aug. 24 Fryeburg’s 250th Birthday Party will feature a concert by Full Circle at the Fryeburg Fairgrounds starting at 5 p.m., with a fireworks display at dusk. Food vendors will be on hand, or you can bring your own picnic. Sunday, Aug. 25 Listen to Lola Lee & The Country Bandits perform country tunes from 6 to 7 p.m. on the Naples Village Green. Saturday, Aug. 27 Ricky Nelson Remembered comes to the Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center at Fryeburg Academy at 7:30 p.m. This unique multi-media entertainment event features the live music of Ricky Nelson’s hit songs performed by Ricky’s own twin sons Matthew & Gunnar, along with big screen video footage of the Nelson family. Tickets are $30 adults, $25 seniors and $15 students. FMI: 935-9232. FRESH DOUGH PIZZA • ITALIANS • SALADS • ICE CREAM WINES BEER • SODA

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Suppers & Breakfasts Saturday, Aug. 10 The 6th Annual Baked Bean Supper by the Lovell Masons will be served from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the Lovell Masonic Hall, corner of Routes 93 & 5. Menu is beans, hot dogs, coleslaw, biscuits, brown bread, dessert and beverages. Proceeds from the cost of $7 adults, $3 ages 12 and under, will benefit the Sam Noftle Building Fund to maintain and upkeep the building. The Ladies Auxiliary of Harrison VFW will hold a Ladies Auxiliary Dinner at 5 p.m. at the VFW Hall on the Waterford Road in Harrison. A Blueberry Pancake Breakfast will be served from 7:30 to 10 a.m. at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 42 Sweden Road (Route 93) in Bridgton. Along with pancakes will be muffins and bacon, coffee and juice, all for $8 adults, $4 ages 3-10, and under 3 free. A Bean Supper will be held from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the North Sebago Methodist Church to benefit the Sebago Food Pantry. Cost is $8. Sunday, Aug. 11 A Pancake Breakfast Under the Tent will be served by the Harrison Lions Club from 7:30 to 11 a.m. in Harrison Village overlooking Long Lake. The menu is pancakes, French toast, sausage, coffee and juice, all for $8 adults, $5 children under 10. Don’t miss the chance to have breakfast lakeside, in support of the many great causes the Lions Club supports. Monday, Aug. 12 The ever-popular Cabbage Island Clambake, sponsored by Harrison Recreation, takes participants on a bus trip to Boothbay Harbor for shopping, then a ferry ride to Cabbage Island, for an authentic Downeast Clambake. The bus leaves at 8 a.m. from Harrison Town Office and returns at 7 p.m. Cost is $73 for Harrison residents, $80 for non-residents, with a $30 deposit. FMI: 583-2241. Tuesday, Aug. 13 A public supper will be held from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the North Waterford Congregational Church, off Route 35, opposite Melby’s Eatery in North Waterford. There’ll be delicious homemade casseroles, local vegetables, salads, baked beans and brown bread, and homemade pies will be served for dessert. Cost is $8 for adults, $4 for children under 12. Wednesday, Aug. 14 The final Waterford Summer Breakfast of the season will be served from 7:30 to 10 a.m. The menu is scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, pancakes with Maine maple syrup, homebaked muffins, donuts, coffee, tea and orange juice. Cost is $7 adults, $4 children ages 5-10, under 5 free. An Indoor Yard Sale will be held in the basement from 7:30 to 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 16 Come enjoy a Lasagna Dinner at The Big Event, a joint fundraiser for Bridgton’s Rufus Porter Museum and the Bridgton Historical Society, at 5:30 p.m. at Bridgton Academy in North Bridgton. There’ll be music by the Skylarks and a silent auction with artwork and antiques. FMI: 647-3699. Saturday, Aug. 17 A Pot Roast Dinner will be served at the Bridgton United Methodist Church from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Cost is $8 for adults, $3 for children. An All-You-Can-Eat Buffet Supper will be served at the North Fryeburg Community Chapel from 5 to 6:30 p.m. FMI: 935-3209. A Bean Supper will be held from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the North Sebago Methodist Church on Route 114. Cost of $8 will benefit the Sebago Food Pantry. The Bridgton/Fryeburg Knights of Columbus will hold a Pig Roast at 5 p.m. at St. Joseph Church, 225 South High Street, Bridgton. There’ll be roast and pulled pork, coleslaw, calico beans, German potato salad, beverages and bread pudding with bourbon sauce for dessert. Cost is $10. Limited seating. There will be a Chicken Barbeque at the Lovell Fire Station from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 18 A Supper Concert will be held at the South Bridgton Congregational Church at 5 p.m. For tickets, call Esther Grimm at 647-3984. Tuesday, Aug. 20 Weston’s Community Dinner will be served as part of Fryeburg’s 250th birthday celebration from 5 to 7 p.m. at Weston’s Farm in Fryeburg. FMI: 935-7576. Friday, Aug. 23 A Harvest Dinner will be served at Bradley Memorial Methodist Church in Fryeburg Harbor from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 27 A public supper will be held from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the North Waterford Congregational Church, off Route 35, North Waterford. There’ll be delicious homemade casseroles, salads, baked beans and brown bread, and homemade pies will be served for dessert. Cost is $8 for adults, $4 for children under 12. Saturday, Aug. 31 A Free Community Meal is offered by Raymond’s Christ Chapel, 37 Northern Pines Road (off Route 85 near Crescent Lake) from 4:30 to 6 p.m. The menu is chicken and rice, soup, casseroles, salads and desserts. Food is continually served, buffet-style.

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Arts, crafts, rugs and more on the calendar Now through Aug. 12 Landscape artist, David G. Hall of Raymond offers an exhibit of his acrylic paintings of local wooded areas at Hole In The Wall Gallery on Route 302 in Raymond. FMI: 65,5-4952, Now through Aug. 31 Come see the amazing original custom metal sculptures of Geoff Herguth at Harvest Gold Gallery, Route 5, Center Lovell. A mako shark, two mermaids and a swordfish on the lawn were made using a sand-casting process where the original pattern is carved in styrofoam, then packed in cast-

ing sand. FMI: 925-6502. Watercolorist Suzanne Hardy of Norway is the Artist of the Month of the Western Maine Art Group, with works being exhibited at McLaughlin Gardens on Main Street in South Paris. Her works can be seen in many homes, businesses and restaurants throughout Western Maine, as well as at the Norway Savings Bank Operations Center on Main Street in Norway. Now through Sept. 4 Gallery 302, 112 Main Street, Bridgton, hosts guest artist Tomas Baleztena, originally from Spain, showing his

paintings and drawings. Saturday, Aug. 10 The Main Street Arts and Craft Fair brings together the works of area artists from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Bradley Park, Fryeburg, with a rain location of the Fryeburg Fair Crafts Pavillion.FMI: 935-4509 Come to Schouler Park in North Conway, N.H., to support Art in the Park, the annual fundraiser for the Mt. Washington Valley Arts Association, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Browse the two spacious white tents and find that perfect painting for that special place in your home. FMI: 603-


356-2887. Wednesday, Aug. 14 A free exhibition of over 100 beautiful Maine Hooked Rugs is in store for those who come to the Bell Hill Meetinghouse and adjacant Schoolhouse at 191 Bell Hill Road in Otisfield from 2 to 8 p.m. The rugs are all made by local artists and Maine members of the Association

of Traditional Hooking Artists. Artisan will be on hand to answer questions and present demonstrations of the craft. FMI: 539-4502. Saturday, Aug. 17 The 38th Annual Lovell Arts & Artisans Fair will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at The New Suncook School, 95 Main Street, offering work by 58 talented juried artists. All

proceeds benefit the Charlotte Hobbs Memorial Library. FMI: 925-1135. An opening reception will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. at Hole In The Wall Gallery on Route 302 in Raymond for Two Points of View, featuring the artwork of Wendy Newcomb and Holly Berry. The exhibit will continue to run through Sept. 22. FMI: 655-4952.



Friday, Aug. 9 That favorite Marden’s lady, Birdie Googins, offers up a night of laughs at 7:30 p.m. at Deertrees Theatre, Deertrees Road, Harrison. The Brick Church for the Performing Arts will present the Children’s Musical Theater Camp Students in a 7 p.m. performance showing what they’ve learned at the week-long camp. Saturday, Aug. 10 If you’ve never seen it, you owe it to yourself to catch up with Michael Miclon’s The Early Evening Show, a hysterical late-night talk show spoof, offered at 8 p.m. at Celebration Barn Theater, Stock Farm Road, South Paris. FMI: 743-8452. Portland musician Jeff Beam has built an eclectic songspiel around rare film and slides from the Northeast Historic Film archives to offer the world premiere of Stories from the Past; Sounds from the Future, at 7:30 p.m. at the Denmark Arts Center, 50 West Main Street, Denmark. Film scenes include blueberry farming in Hiram, ice harveting in Machias and family tales on the shore of a Maine lake. Mystery for Hire presents Who Killed Jolly Roger? — A Pirate Mystery Cruise from 7 to 9 p.m. on the Causeway in Naples. Tickets are $29.95 per person, which includes only the mystery show and the cruise. Cash bar and food court available on the boat. For tickets, go to For info: 998-2472. Thursday, Aug. 15 A Family Theatre production of The Secret Garden will be offered onstage at Deertrees Theatre in Harrison at 2 p.m. Then, at 7:30 p.m., the theater company will offer A Dickens of a Night, with productions of Nicholas Nickleby and The Signal Man. The Brick Church for the Performing Arts will present The Fabulous Problemas, a new show by the Celebration Barn comedy troupe in which three squirt-gun-toting criminals try to get rich in a life of crime peppered with gunfights, song, and dance. Curtain time is 7:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 16 Maine comedian Susan Poulin will assume the persona of Ida for a hilarious night of entertainment she calls I Married an Alien! It all takes place at Deertrees Theatre in Harrison, starting at 7:30 p.m. FMI: 583-6747. Saturday, Aug. 17 The award-winning Boston Babydolls are a bonafide Burlesque troupe of bumping, grinding, tassel-twirling women, set to entertain you at 7:30 p.m. at the Denmark Arts Center, 50 West Main Street, Denmark. Tickets are $12 in advance, $15 at the door. FMI: 452-2412. The Sons of the American Legion, Post #155, Naples, will present an Adult Comedy Night with Bucky Lewis at 8 p.m. at the Legion on Route 11, with doors opening at 7 p.m. It’s a great evening of fun and relaxation, with no one under 18 admitted. There’ll be a finger food buffet and cash bar, along with a 50/50 raffle, with tickets costing $20 per person. FMI: 693-6285 after 4 p.m. The Celebration Barn Theater, Stock Farm Road, South Paris, hosts Drew Richardson’s What the Fool?!? at 8 p.m., a foolish fiasco with magic, circus and silent film. Tickets are $14 adults, $12 seniors, $8 kids/students. FMI: 743-8452. Saturday, Aug. 24 Come celebrate the very land we live in, as the Denmark Arts Center presents a Made in Maine documentary, Betting the Farm, about a group of Maine dairy farmers — dropped by their national milk company — who launch their own milk company in a bid to save their farms. The event includes dinner, and is sponsored by Morning Dew Natural Grocery in Bridgton. The event starts at 7:30 p.m. at the center, located at 50 West Main Street in Denmark Village. Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door. FMI: 452-2412. The Fabulous Problemas will put on a criminal comedy of epic proportions for ages 13+ at 8 p.m. at Celebration Barn Theater, Stock Farm Road, South Paris. Tickets are $14 adults, $12 seniors, $8 kids/students. FMI: 743-8452. Friday-Saturday, Aug. 30-31 The Celebration Barn Theatre Summer Finale highlights the season’s best new work at 8 p.m. at the theater, located on Stock Farm Road in South Paris. FMI: 743-8452.

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New ice cream shop opens in Lovell There is a new business in Lovell, the Homestead Scoop. Owned by Beth and Stephen Armington, the Scoop will serve up both soft and hard Hershey’s ice cream. The name was chosen because the new building was built on the site of the original homestead of Beth’s grandparents, Mert and Bobbie Blood. The store isn’t complete, because eventually it will display the wrought iron work of Rod Blood, the artwork of Pat Blood Thurston and the photography of Tabitha Blood. Down the road, Beth plans to be a drop-off spot for United Parcel Service, for people who have packages being delivered but won’t be home to sign for them. The Scoop will certainly be a positive addition to the town, and the front porch has seats to just sit during the summer and enjoy the company. The Brick Church for the Performing Arts will present the Children’s Musical Theater Camp students in a special performance Friday, Aug. 9, at 7 p.m. The children, ages six and up, have

spent the week learning about musical theater from director Kate Johnson assisted by Lily Bayrock. Their performance will show all that they have learned, and might reveal a budding new musical talent — Lovell’s answer to America’s Got Talent. The Greater Lovell Land Trust’s annual Educational Meeting takes place Saturday, Aug. 10 from 8:45 a.m. to noon at the VFW Hall on Smarts Hill Road. The morning will start off with coffee and donuts, followed by the business meeting. This year’s speaker will be Florence Williams, author of the magazine titled Take Two Acres of Pine Forest and See Me in the Morning. Williams’ many articles on nature for the Wall Street Journal and other prominent magazines have earned her respect from other naturalists. Her main interests lie with health, science and the environment. Her focus on these subjects will make for an interesting morning. The morning of the 10th

viewing these wonders. Oh yes, bring marshmallows and roasting sticks. The Charlotte Hobbs Memorial Library will host author and part-time Sweden resident Robert F. Dalzell Jr. on Tuesday, Aug. 13, at 7 p.m. Dalzell’s book, The Good Rich and what they cost us, takes an in-depth look into the American dream and those who have reached the “rich” status, with examples like Oprah Winfrey and others. Refreshments will follow the program. The Kezar Trailbreakers will hold a Golf Tournament on Thursday, Aug. 15, at the Lake Kezar Country Club with a starting time of noon. Player or team fees will be $50 per player, which includes 18 holes of golf, a golf cart, hamburger or hot dogs, soda or water, along with a gift bag to be given out at the awards ceremony to follow. For more information, contact Jenny York at 925-2050. The Lake Kezar Country Club will be holding a Team Best Ball Tournament

Lovell by Ethel Gilmore-Hurst Lovell Correspondent 925-3226 annual Tour de Lovell will start at 8 a.m., an earlier time than usual, so people who will be driving to the VFW and others on the road should be aware of the bike race and respect the riders so they have a safe race. The Greater Lovell Land Trust Walk on Saturday, Aug. 10 will be at the Chip Stockford Reserve, from 1 to 3 p.m. The focus will be on the geological and cultural history of the region. The Delta Masonic Lodge will hold a Baked Bean Supper on Saturday, Aug. 10, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Lodge members are proud of their newlyredecorated dining hall, which has been painted an attractive blue color. To show it off,

they’d like to see members of the Lovell community join them for dinner. The cost is $7 for adults and $3 for children under 12. See you there. The Lovell Historical Society is looking forward to the Historical House Tour on Sunday, Aug. 11. If you haven’t made a reservation, contact the society so you can enjoy this event. The Greater Lovell Land Trust will hold a special Stargazing Celebration evening on Sunday, Aug. 11, watching the Perseid meteor shower. Those taking part will meet at the Lovell Athletic Field at 8:30 p.m. and should bring a flashlight, chair and bug spray, and wear warm clothing to be comfortable

on Saturday, Aug. 17. This Tournament is open to all golfers in three divisions, with the winner to be determined by total team handicap. The three divisions are: A Division: total handicap below 51, playing on men blue, ladies white; B Division: total handicap of 51 through 75, playing men white, ladies red; C Division: total handicap above 76, playing men red, ladies gold. All handicaps must be in the GHIN System or verified in writing from the player’s home course. The format will be the lowest individual score on each hole will count for the team. The lowest team gross in each division wins. Teams will make their own tee times, and must pay the entry fee of $40 per team at that time. Non-member green fees are applicable. The winner in each division takes it all. I hate to eat humble pie but you have to do what you have to do. I forgot to include in my column the Ladies Auxiliary breakfast at the VFW. I could have sworn I put it in. Sorry, girls, won’t happen again.

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engineer and inventor Fred Semple. The family Steam Museum will also be open for viewing. Millbank Manor in Lovell Village was the home of John Wood Jr., whose father was the most influential and

wealthiest of Lovell’s early proprietors and settlers. Beside the stately home, the barn and carriage house will be open during the tour. Tickets are available for sale on the day of the tour at the Kimball-Stanford House

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LOVELL — The Lovell Historical Society will be hosting their Historic House Tour on Sunday, Aug. 11. Four historic houses will be open for the tour from 1 to 4 p.m. After all tours have concluded, refreshments (hors d’oeuvres and cash bar) will be served at the Pleasant Point Inn between 4 and 5 p.m. The four houses to be toured are: the Samuel Andrews House in Center Lovell, the Jacob Werren House also in Center Lovell, Cranberry Point at the Narrows on Kezar Lake, Millbank Manor in Lovell Village. The 1839 KimballStanford House, home of the Lovell Historical Society, will also be open for viewing at the beginning of the tour. The Samuel Andrews home on Sabattus Road is one of the oldest houses in Lovell, being built in 1810. The homestead remained in the Andrews family by direct inheritance or by sale from father to son or mother to daughter until 1980. The Jacob Werren House was built by one of Lovell’s earliest summer residents and has had few alterations over the years. As an added attraction, the family is opening up their lakeside cottage for touring. Cranberry Point House is a well-known landmark situated on a peninsula at the Narrows on Kezar Lake. Many will recognize this contemporary cottage as the home of the 1915 SS City of Lovell, a steamship built by

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Calendar BALDWIN Fri., Aug. 9 — Mount Etna Grange, 6 p.m. potluck supper, 7 p.m. meeting, Rte. 107, E. Baldwin. BRIDGTON Sat., Aug. 10 — S’more Social to benefit families with special needs, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., The HeartGlow Center, 328 Main St. Sat., Aug. 10 — 5th Anniversary Single-Sort Recycling, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Transfer Station. Sat., Aug. 10 — Camera Obscura Sketching Day, 9 a.m. to noon, Rufus Porter Museum, No. High St. FMI: 647-2828. Sat., Aug. 10 — Summer Carnival fundraiser, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Ham Recreation Complex, Brag Way, off Rte. 302. Sat., Aug. 10 — BHS Class of 1956 social gathering, 1 p.m., Campfire Grille, Rte. 302. FMI: 627-4992. Sun.,Aug. 11 — Performance Cafe, 7 p.m., Community Center. Mon., Aug. 12 — Golden Oldies Lunch Bunch, noon, Punkin Valley Inn, Rte. 302. Tue., Aug. 13 — Community Gardens Meeting, 5:30 p.m., Community Center. Wed., Aug. 14 — Caregiver Support Group, 1 p.m., Community Center. Respite care provided.

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Wed., Aug. 14 — “What Is Homeopathy?” talk by Jane Frederick, 7 p.m., Clearstream Center for Wellness, 8 Depot St. FMI: 647-8770. Thur., Aug. 15 — Bridgton Rotary Club, hospice care talk, 7:15 a.m., Alliance Church. Fri., Aug. 16 — The Big Event, fundraiser w/lasagna dinner, auction, 5:30 to 9 p.m., Bridgton Academy. 647-3699, 647-2828. Fri., Aug. 16 — Author Caroline Grimm book reading, Wild Sweeps the Wind, 7 p.m., No. Bridgton Library. Sat., Aug. 17 — Gilroy Garden Party, 10 a.m., Community Center. BROWNFIELD Sat., Aug. 10 — MultiFamily Yard Sale/Doggie Wash to benefit neighbors who lost home to fire, 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Shepherds River Rd. Sat., Aug. 17 — Brownfield Lions Dance with The Knight Riders, 8 p.m. to midnight, Lions Den, corner Rtes. 5 & 113. FMI: 935-4617. CASCO Thur., Aug. 8 — Hacker’s Hill Climb, registration 5:30 p.m., run or walk 6:30 p.m., Quaker Ridge Road. Park atop the hill for shuttle. FMI: 6474352. Sun., Aug. 11 — Joel Dulberg recounts his career as a TV producer, 4 p.m., library. Mon., Aug. 12 — Maine Braided Rugs talk by Cathy Corbett, 6:30 p.m., Raymond/ Casco Historical Museum, Rte. 302. FMI: 655-2438. Tue., Aug. 13 — Lake Region 5th Grade Travel Boys Basketball Pre-tryout practice session, 1st of 3, 5-7 p.m., Community Center. Thur., Aug. 15 — American Red Cross Blood Drive, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Point Sebago Resort,

NATHAN & THE ZYDECO CHA CHAS with special guest Jennifer Porter on piano and vocals will perform at the Saco River Theatre (29 Salmon Falls Road in Bar Mills) on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Aug. 8-10 at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $25 for adults, $22 for students and seniors. Call 929-6472 for tickets or go to the website With its trademark rubboard percussion, electric guitars and reggae and R&B influences, Zydeco is distinct from the fiddledriven music of neighboring Cajuns. Nathan is arguably the foremost contemporary interpreter of the music of revered Zydeco pioneer, Clifton Chenier. Nathan and the Zydeco Cha Chas’ music is uplifting and infectious, and is certain to have you dancing in your seats, if not the aisles! 261 Point Sebago Rd. FMI: 1800-733-2767. DENMARK Fri., Aug. 9 — Moderate work hike up Pleasant Mountain in Denmark by Denmark Mountain Hikers, meet 8 a.m. at Denmark Congregational Church. FMI: 756-2247. Mon., Aug. 12 — Denmark Historical Society meeting, 7 p.m., lower level of library. Fri., Aug. 16 — Moderate/ difficult hike up Crawford Mountain, Crawford Notch, N.H. by Denmark Mountain Hikers, meet 8 a.m. at Denmark Congregational Church. FMI: 756-2247.

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Shooting Clinic, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Western Maine Fish & Game Club, Rte. 117. Mon., Aug. 12 — Cabbage Island Clambake, bus leaves 8 a.m., Town Office, returns 7 p.m. FMI: 583-2241. Wed., Aug. 14 — Harrison VFW and VFW Auxiliary, 7 p.m., VFW Hall, Waterford Rd. Wed., Aug. 14 — Harrison Historical Society Museum & Farmhouse Open House, 1-4 p.m., Haskell Hill Rd. Wed., Aug. 14 — Antiques Appraisal Fair w/Harry Hepburn & David Kimball, 6-8 p.m., library. LOVELL Thur., Aug. 8 — GLLT hike, Perky’s Path at Heald-Bradley Reserve, 9-11 a.m., meet at Flat Hill Trailhead at end of Heald Pond Road. FMI: 925-1056. Thur., Aug. 8 — Writing Group, 12:30 p.m., library. Sat., Aug. 10 — Tour de Lovell, 20-mile bike trip, starts 8 a.m., New Suncook School. Sat., Aug. 10 — GLLT Annual Education Meeting with Florence Williams, speaker, 8:45 a.m. to noon, VFW Hall, Smart’s Hill Road. Sat., Aug. 10 — GLLT hike, Chip Stockford Reserve, 1-3 p.m., meet at trailhead off Ladies Delight Rd. FMI: 925-1056. Sun., Aug. 11 — Historical House Tour by Lovell Historical Society, 1-4 p.m., various locations. FMI: 925-3234. Sun., Aug. 11 — GLLT Star Gazing Celebration for the Perseid Meteor Shower, 8:30 p.m., Lovell Recreation Fields. 925-1056. Mon.-Fri., Aug. 12-17 — Fill a Bag for $2 Sale, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Lovell Thrift Shop, in Lovell United Church of Christ. Mon., Aug. 12 — Adult Book Discussion with Sue Lanser, 1 p.m., library. Tue., Aug. 13 — Talk about his book, The Good Rich and what they cost us, by author Robert Dalzell Jr., 7 p.m., library.


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Wed., Aug.14 — GLLT Guided Walk, 10 a.m. to noon, Whiting Hill, meet at Westways parking area. Wed., Aug. 14 — Wonders of the Sky with Bob Kroin, 7 p.m., library. Thur., Aug. 15 — GLLT/ KLWA co-sponsored walk, 9 to 11 a.m., Sucker Brook, meet at trailhead off Farrington Pond Rd Ext. FMI: 925-1056. Thur., Aug. 15 — Kezar Trailbreakers Golf Tournament, starting time noon, Lake Kezar Country Club. FMI: 925-2050. Fri., Aug. 16 — Family program on barred owls with Bonny Boatman, 1 p.m., library. Fri., Aug. 16 — Gardening Group, noon, library. Sat., Aug. 17 — Annual Arts & Artisans Fair/Used Book Sale, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., library. NAPLES Thur., Aug. 8 — Songo Garden Club, noon, Naples Golf & Country Club. FMI: 693-5074. Sat., Aug. 10 — Inside Yard Sale by Edes Falls Sewing Circle, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Edes Falls Community Hall. Sat., Aug. 10 — End of Summer Reading Program BBQ, 1:30 p.m., library. Tue., Aug. 13 — Scrabble, 7 p.m., library. RAYMOND Mon., Aug. 12 — Making Straw Rockets, 10:30 a.m., library. Sun., Aug. 18 — End-ofSummer Book Sale, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., library. SEBAGO Sat., Aug. 10 ­­­ — Yard & Bake Sale, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., North Sebago Methodist Church, Rte. 114. Sat., Aug. 10 ­­­ — Sebago Historical Society building open for research and browsing, 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., 347 Convene Rd. Sun., Aug. 11 — 5th annual Historic Tour by Sebago Historical Society, meet at


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Sebago Veterans Park, Rte. 11 and 114 for carpooling at 1 p.m. Sites: Camp O At Ka, 3 bldgs., Methodist Church & Daniel Hill House. Fri., Aug. 16 — LELT/ Denmark Conservation Commission hike along Narrow Gauge bed at Perley Mills Community Forest, 9 a.m., meet at trailhead at corner of Hancock Pond and Swamp Roads. FMI: Sat., Aug. 17 — Gospel singer Ralph Bedard, 7 p.m., Sebago Center Community Church, 403 Bridgton Rd. WATERFORD Fri., Aug. 9 — Antiques Appraisal Fundraiser for Waterford Library, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., outside Wilkins House, next to Waterford Flat. Sun., Aug. 11 — Waterford World’s Fair Volunteer Lunch, 12:30 p.m., meeting 2 p.m., fairgrounds, 36 Green Rd. FMI: 595-2430. Mon., Aug. 12 — Waterford Common Farm Stand, pulled pork sandwiches and folk music by Jeanine Lubier, 3 to 6 p.m., Waterford Common. Sat., Aug. 17 — Dance with Country Ridge Riders, 8 p.m. to midnight, Waterford World’s Fair, 36 Green Rd. FMI: 8907669. AREA EVENTS Sat., Aug. 10 — Child Safety Seat Inspection, 9 a.m. and 1 p.m., Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School parking lot. FMI: 743-1562, ext. 6951. Sat., Aug. 10 — Oxford Hills Honey Bee Club annual potluck summer gathering, 1 p.m., UU Church, 479 Main St., Norway. FMI: 743-5009, Sat., Aug. 10 — Old Cemeteries Talk, 1 p.m., Hiram Historical Society, followed by 2 p.m. hands-on workshop at Hiram Village Cemetery. FMI: 625-4762. Wed., Aug. 14 — Community Coin Challenge (food pantry benefit) by Sebago Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce, kick-off party, 5-7 p.m., Windham Weaponry, 999 Roosevelt Trl., Windham.


DAILY Alcoholics Anonymous, 9 a.m., Clyde Bailey Drop In Center, 224 Roosevelt Trail (Rte. 302), Casco. Alcoholics Anonymous, noon to 1 p.m., St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, Sweden Rd., Bridgton. O/D

MONDAYS Senior Fitness Jumpin’ Janes, 9-10 a.m., Bridgton Town Hall, No. High St. FMI: 647-2402, 647-8026. Free Tai Chi in the Park, 9 a.m., Bicentennial Park, Denmark (if rain Denmark Arts Center). Storytime for Preschoolers with Miss Liz, ages under five, 10-11 a.m., Lovell Library. Baby/Toddler Playtime, 10:30 a.m., Raymond Library. Storytime, 10:30 a.m., North Bridgton Library. The Food Basket and Kyrie’s Kitchen, Every other Monday, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Naples Town Hall gym. FMI: 615-3226. Knotty Knitters, noon to 2 p.m., Soldiers Library, Hiram. FMI: 625-4650. Cribbage, 2 p.m., Bridgton Community Center. Mousepaint Storytime, 2:30 to 4 p.m., Lovell Library. Waterford Farmers’ Market, 3 to 6 p.m., on the Commons, Waterford Flat, Rtes. 35/37. Casco Food Pantry, 6 to 7 p.m. third Monday of month, Casco Alliance Church. FMI: 344-5370. Narcotics Anonymous, 7 p.m. Bridgton Community Center, 15 Depot St. ODLH Narcotics Anonymous, 7 p.m., Clyde Bailey Drop In Center, 224 Roosevelt Trail (Rte. 302), Casco. TUESDAYS Saco River Recreation Council, 8 a.m. thru Aug. 27, Swan’s Falls Dam, Fryeburg. Jeanette’s Free Clothing Closet, 9 to 11:30 a.m., First Congregational Church, Bridgton. 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. Chickadee Quilters, 9:30 a.m., Bridgton Community Center. Tai Chi Maine New Beginners’ Classes, 9:30 to 11 a.m., Bridgton Town Hall. Naples Food Pantry, 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., United Methodist Church, Village Green. FMI: 595-2754 Preschool Storytime, 10:30 a.m., Naples Library. Mother Goose Time, 10:30 a.m., Bridgton Library. Bridgton Food Pantry, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Methodist Church, 98 Main St. FMI: 6474476. Sebago Senior’s Lunchon, noon, Sebago Church of the Nazarene. Prayer & Meditation Time, 12:15 to 12:45 p.m., First Congregational Church, Bridgton. Bridge, 1 p.m., Bridgton Community Center.

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MURALS TO BE UNVEILED — Mural artist Nelle Ely works with Victoria Mares and Carol Ayer on the adult mural that will be displayed at the Bridgton Community Center. A children’s mural has also been created to be displayed at the Community Gardens. The adult mural will be unveiled at the Village Folk Festival on Friday, Aug. 16, while the children’s mural will be unveiled at the Gilroy Garden Party on Saturday, Aug. 17. Both murals were made possible in part by a grant from the Maine Arts Commission. Youth/Teen Basketball Open Gym for G. 3-12, 3-5 p.m., Bridgton Town Hall. Adult Co-ed Softball, 6-8 p.m., Crystal Lake Park, Harrison. FMI: 583-2246. Harrison Food Pantry, 6 to 7:30 p.m., Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 2 Naples Rd. FMI: 583-6178. AA Step Mtgs., 7 p.m., Clyde Bailey Drop In Center, 224 Roosevelt Trail (Rte. 302), Casco. Al-Anon, 7:30 p.m., St. Joseph Church, 225 High St., Bridgton. WEDNESDAYS Lovell Farmers’ Market, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., beside Wicked Good Store, Rte. 5. Senior Fitness Jumpin’ Janes, 9-10 a.m., Bridgton Town Hall, No. High St. FMI: 647-2402, 647-8026. Free Well Woman Clinic, by appt., 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Birthwise Community Clinic, The Birth House. FMI: 6475968, ext. 108. Preschool Storytime, 10:30 a.m., Raymond Library. “Mini Me” Storytime, for ages 2 and under, 10:30 a.m., Bridgton Library. Sweden House Food Pantry, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. 1st & 3rd Wednesdays, Sweden Church basement, 137 Bridgton Rd. FMI: 647-4429, 647-5399. Gathering Place Support Group, noon, Bridgton Community Center.

Senior Lunch, noon, Bridgton Community Center. Pinochle, 1 p.m., Bridgton Community Center. Knitting Group, 1 to 3:30 p.m., Charlotte Hobbs Memorial Library, Lovell. Discovery Kids, 3 p.m., LEA, 230 Main St., Bridgton. Cope Group session, 68 p.m., Harrison Fire Station Community Room. FMI: 508633-0159. Bible Study, 6 p.m., Bridgton Community Center. Catherine’s Cupboard Food Pantry, 6 p.m. Wednesdays, Standish Town Hall, Rte. 35. Wood Carving Group, 7-9 p.m., Ice Rink building, behind Bridgton Town Hall. Alcoholics Anonymous, 7 to 8 p.m., Clyde Bailey Drop In Center, 224 Roosevelt Trail (Rte. 302), Casco. THURSDAYS Bridgton Rotary Club, 7:15 a.m., Bridgton Alliance Church, Rte. 117. Casco Farmers’ Market, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Village Green, Casco Village (Rte. 121). Adult Children of Alcoholics, 10 a.m., Waterford Library. Senior Wii Bowling, 10 to 11:30 a.m., Casco Community Center. Storytime with Music, 10:30 a.m., Naples Library. Brownfield Food Pantry, 1 to 5 p.m. third Thursdays, 701

Pequawket Trl. FMI: 935-2333. Tai Chi Maine Set Practice, 2:30 to 4 p.m., Bridgton Town Hall. Raymond Food Pantry, 46 p.m., 2nd & 4th Thursdays, Lake Region Baptist Church, 1273 Main St. FMI: 232-5830. Community Kettle, free supper, 5 p.m., Bridgton Community Center. Table Tennis, 5 to 8 p.m., Bridgton Town Hall, all welcome, equipment provided free, 7 tables. FMI: 647-2847. Pajama Storytime, 6 p.m., Naples Library. Al-Anon, 6:30 to 7:45 p.m., Open Meeting, newcomers welcome, Naples Methodist Church, Village Green. Chickadee Quilters, 7 p.m., Bridgton Community Center. ’RE WE EN OP

Narcotics Anonymous Women’s Meeting, 7 to 8 p.m., St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, Sweden Rd. (Rte. 93) off Rte. 302, Bridgton. AA Ladies Step-Meeting, 7 a.m. & 7 p.m., Clyde Bailey Center, 224 Roosevelt Trail, (Rte. 302) So. Casco. FRIDAYS Senior Fitness Jumpin’ Janes, 9-10 a.m., Bridgton Town Hall, No. High St. FMI: 647-2402, 647-8026. Parents and Children Activity Group, 10 to 11:30 a.m., Casco Community Center. Brownfield Playgroup, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Brownfield Community Center. Harrison Farmers’Market, 1-5 p.m., Harrison Town Office parking lot. Reading with Holly Dog, 3 p.m., Bridgton Library. Adult Indoor Soccer, 5-7 p.m., Bridgton Town Hall. Bingo, early bird 6:30 p.m., regular bingo 7 p.m., VFW Hall #6783, Lovell. Runs until Oct. 26. Narcotics Anonymous, 7 p.m. Bridgton Community Center, 15 Depot St. ODLH SATURDAYS Bridgton Farmers’Market, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Depot Street parking lot across from Renys, Bridgton. Arts and Crafts Sale, Saturdays through Aug. 31, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Bridgton Community Center front yard. FMI: Diana White, 647-8816. Adult Indoor Soccer, 5-7 p.m., Bridgton Town Hall. AA Beginner’s & Group Mtgs., 7 to 8 p.m., Clyde Bailey Center, 224 Roosevelt Trail, (Rte. 302) So. Casco. SUNDAYS Alcoholics Anonymous, 6:30 p.m., Harrison Congregational Church, corner Route 117 and Dawes Hill Rd.



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Eye on Business August 8, 2013, The Bridgton News, Page C

The Laughing Moon is back

MIXING IT UP — Carrye Castleman-Ross, owner of the Depot Street Tap House at 18 Depot Street, mixes a martini behind the bar. She opened the business early this summer, and is excited to be part of Depot Street’s revitalization.

Tap House offers both class & style

By Gail Geraghty Staff Writer After working for 14 years as a bartender at the Black Horse Tavern in Bridgton, Carrye Castleman-Ross decided it was time to cash in on all of the social capital she’d accrued. She decided to open her own bar. “I felt Bridgton needed a small, comfortable, classy bar where locals and visitors could gather, in a convenient downtown location,” she said. Early this summer, she achieved her dream, opening the doors on the Depot Street Tap House at 18 Depot Street. Months earlier, she worked with building owner Chuck Renneker to have his building across from the Bridgton Community Center remodeled as a full-service bar with small table seating. The response so far from the summer public has been very encouraging, she said. They’ve warmed to her intimate style and her offerings of Maine Microbrews and classic cocktails. For food, Carrye switches it up with offerings of small plates, “tapas,” to accompany the drinks. She already has plans to start up an intramural dart league in the fall. “Depot Street is poised to become a vital thoroughfare in town, with its charming pre-existing buildings and its upcoming revitalization/development project,” Carrye said. “I am thrilled to be a part this exciting time of the continuing downtown renaissance!” The Depot Street Tap House is open from 4 p.m. to closing Tuesdays through Fridays, and 11 a.m. to closing on Saturdays.

Why Bridgton can succeed By Nicholas Chalmers BEDC Member My Thoughts: A few months ago, I was a guest attending a board meeting for a local nonprofit group in Bridgton. This was on the same night as one of our Bridgton Economic Development Committee (BEDC) meetings, so I remember hustling from one meeting to the next. (Isn’t life like that sometimes? If we’re not involved in one activity, are busy on the way to another?) Afterward, one of the members of this other board whispered to me privately that he was pleased to drive here from several towns away — his town didn’t have the public initiatives and sense of community, he said, that Bridgton had. I must admit that after he said this, I walked back to my car in the crisp night air, noticing the newly-inaugurated Dunning Memorial Bridge in Pondicherry Park, and the curving granite of the new Bridgton Library courtyard. I reflected on the fact that there are over 56 nonprofit groups currently working in Bridgton. (This fact had come up at the meeting, and everyone was amazed.) And, I happily noted the expansion of Beth’s Café, and the addition of Stone Surface Granite & Marble, the Standard Gastropub, Eliza Hugh’s and Cupcake Love (by the way — the BEDC congratulates you all!) And I smiled to myself as I thought, “This is why Bridgton will succeed — so many people care about Bridgton. They love this place and they want to invest in it.” This is why the BEDC was formed — to promote investment in Bridgton, because Bridgton is such a great place to invest! We see this every time another grassroots campaign successfully completes something for our town, and suddenly there is a new bridge or a refurbished 100-year-old building, or a new recreational complex. Sometimes, we, as a community, have to celebrate how lucky we are to live here, otherwise would Stephen King, in the blockbuster TV series of the summer, have based it on the town on Bridgton? The fact that the quality of life here reflects an uncluttered lifestyle, a bounty of rich natural resources including mountains and lakes, and a quintessential, “New England” downtown — these facts are what we at the BEDC are quick to point out with business prospects all through the state and northern New England as we invite them to come here. We want them to know that this is not just a beautiful place in which to play, but that this is a great place to live, work and play. You have helped make this possible. By “you” I mean the Rotary Club, the Lions, the Chamber, BRAG, BRIDGTON, Page C

By Gail Geraghty Staff Writer After a four-year absence, The Laughing Moon Summer Shop is back in business in Pondicherry Square. Nancy Patterson, owner of the Plymouth, Mass. Laughing Moon Boutique, decided to reopen the Bridgton store, figuring the timing was right. “Bridgton is thriving” this summer, Patterson said. “And we thought it was time to bring the laughter of ‘The Moon’ back to the mountains.” The Laughing Moon sign stayed on the building after the store closed four years ago, and no other business rented the space in the interim. The store at 264 Main Street carries clothing, cosmic gifts, jewelry, gemstones and more, and is open Thursday through Monday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Tuesday and Wednesday by chance or appointment. Patterson plans to keep the Bridgton store operating until Labor Day, and then reassess whether to return next year. The Bridgton shop is being managed by Amanda Dowd, an employee of the Plymouth store who was nudged by Patterson to take up the challenge. Dowd said the public has been very receptive and supportive since she opened

AMANDA DOWD, manager of the Laughing Moon Summer Shop in Bridgton, poses amidst the colorful clothing at the store, located at 264 Main Street. the doors on Memorial Day. Dowd said it has taken a while for the summer crowd to realize she is indeed open, in part because one of the windows has moisture damage. She took care of the problem last week by painting a colorful mountain scene in the window, a whimsical touch that speaks to the whimsical items for sale within.

The store carries tops, skirts, Batiks, dresses and sarongs, some by makers like Blue Sky and Avatar, and has a large separate room with discontinued items at over 50% off retail prices. There are bags, toe rings, incense holders, oils, scarves and a big selection of polished stones at $1 each. “The clothing is comfortable — perfect for all seasons,” said

Patterson. “We have plenty of silver and Bohemian jewelry. There are items that are great if you want to add an atmospheric touch to your home, such as sage, candles, books, crystals and incense.” Dowd said she had no idea how much work went into managing a store, but she is having fun doing it. She can be reached at 647-2480.

Chalmers named ‘Agent of Year’ The Chalmers Insurance Group is proud to announce that the 2013 Maine Young Agent of the Year Award has been awarded to their very own Dottie ChalmersCutter. Dottie is a 1999 graduate of Lake Region High School and a 2003 graduate of Bowdoin College. She joined the family insurance business in 2005. She started work as a personal lines agent and has since become operations and personal lines sales manager as well as the Chairwoman of the Maine Young Agents Committee. Dottie is passionate

about getting young people interested in the insurance industry and has been instrumental in bringing Project INVEST to Maine schools. Project INVEST is a national insurance education program geared towards high school business students to help them understand insurance and money management while introducing them to financially rewarding insurance career opportunities. With eight growing agency offices in Maine and New Hampshire, Dottie is devoted to many communities in this area, often speaking with different high school students

DOTTIE CHALMERS-CUTTER was recently presented the 2013 Maine Young Agent of the Year. about insurance careers, Group has offices in North internship opportunities and Conway, N.H., Ossipee, types of insurance they may Fryeburg, Bridgton, Gorham, Parsonsfield, Standish and need in their future. Chalmers Insurance York.

Infinger agency acquires Cross

CONWAY, N.H. — A family-owned insurance agency based in Conway, N.H., announced today that it has acquired the Norway division of Cross Insurance. Infinger Insurance (www. is owned and operated by Wayne Infinger, and his three sons, Nathan, David and Michael, Fryeburg Academy graduates who are all involved in day-to-day operations of the agency and reside in the Lovell, Chatham, N.H. and Conway area. Infinger Insurance is an independent insurance agency and represents over 25 insurance companies doing business in Maine and New Hampshire. The company will be maintaining the Cross Insurance office at 2 Main Street in Norway, with the same employees. Wayne Infinger says his agency, which now employees 16 people in Conway and Norway, is very excited about

INFINGER EXPANSION — Infinger Insurance in Conway, N.H. has acquired the Norway division of Cross Insurance. Pictured are: (back row, left to right) Kathy McKeen, Michael Infinger, Wayne Infinger, David Infinger, Nathan Infinger, Kristi Swallow; (front) Kathy Morse and Tina Wright.

expanding to the Oxford Hills here in Conway, and they said. “We’re at the point now region. have driven continued suc- where it’s time to grow, and “We have an excellent staff cess for this agency,” Infinger to build on a formula that has produced outstanding results here in New Hampshire.” Infinger said family ownership conveys a “small town LOVELL — Lovell Lumber has earned the health and safety consultation, demonstrate touch.” He thinks what he Safety and Health Achievement Recognition that effective safety and health programs are in and his family have built in Program Award (SHARP) in recognition of its place and maintain injury rates below the indus- New Hampshire will transrigorous safety achievement program. try average for the last year of completed data. late very well to Norway and A certificate and banner was recently preAfter awarding the SHARP designation, surrounding Maine towns. sented by John Butera, senior economic pol- OSHA removes the worksite from its general “The world is moving so icy advisor to Governor Paul R. LePage, and scheduled inspection list for two years. If the fast these days, but we feel Pamela Taylor, director of the Bureau of Labor company continues to meet all conditions of very strongly that personal Standards of the Maine Department of Labor, the program, the SHARP designation may be service still matters. That’s on behalf of the bureau’s Workplace Safety and renewed for another two years. why we love all the tight-knit Health Division. Fewer than 2,000 worksites in the United communities of Maine and To qualify for SHARP, companies volun- States have earned SHARP certification. This New Hampshire. Neighbors tarily undergo a comprehensive safety audit, SHARP award brings the total in Maine to 63 still know each other,” correct all hazards identified during an onsite worksites. Infinger said.

Lovell Lumber earns safety honor

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Eye on Business

Mexicali Blues named top shopping experience RAYMOND — Mexicali Blues has been named Best of Men’s Clothing Store & Women’s Boutique in this year’s Best of Maine DownEast issue. From shopping to eating to playing outdoors, DownEast readers and editors selected their statewide favorites this year and Mexicali Blues made the list. Winners of the “Best of Maine” awards are selected for one of two categories: the Readers’ Choice or the Editors’ Choice. Ideas for the annual Editors’ Choice Best of Maine DownEast are collected throughout the year as the magazine’s editors and contributors travel the state. The Readers’ Choice nominees are identified and voted on by DownEast readers. Individual categories include outdoors, food and drink, culture, family, lodging and more. “Maine is such a special place for so many people,” said DownEast Editor in Chief Paul Doiron. “Whether you’re a native or have been visiting for years, everyone has a Maine favorite. The ‘Best of’ awards are the perfect way to celebrate these well-loved people, places and more, and the results might introduce you to another Maine gem!” A love of music, a pas-

sion for travel and a mindful devotion to fun — that’s all it took to launch Mexicali Blues back in 1988. What started with a breezy road trip and one tiny storefront in Portland has since grown into six shops, an online retail and social hub and their very own brand of unique and adventurous clothing, jewelry, and gifts. “We believe in responsibly importing eclectic goods that you won’t find anyplace else. And yeah, we’re still super devoted to fun,” said owners Pete and Kim Erskine. The Erskines are Mexicali’s original seekers, surfing street markets and bazaars from Bangkok to Lima in search of exotic and wearable treasures. Their buying model has its roots in Mexicali’s very first inventory, a trove of funky, handmade clothes and accessories that Pete picked up during a post-college ramble through Mexico and Guatemala.  Back then, they supplemented their imported wares with a lot of Grateful Dead merchandise — the couple even took their name from one of their favorite songs. Today, you’ll still find plenty of Grateful and hippie-fied goods around the store, but Mexicali has come a long way since that first little

Mexicali Blues at the mall. We love where we live, and we’re proud to sponsor local concerts and events for environmental and educational causes” In the many years since that first road trip, the Erskines have been all around this world, taking in its colors, scents, and sounds, and then bringing some of it home to share with friends.   “We’re a little bit crunchy and a little bit conscious and a little bit chic. That’s Mexicali Blues. Clothing that fits your mind, jewelry to accent your life,” they said.

BEST OF MEN’S CLOTHING STORE & WOMEN’S BOUTIQUE honors in the annual “Best of Maine” DownEast magazine poll went to Mexicali Blues, owned by Kim and Peter Erskine. shop, crowded with concert tees and road-trip loot. (For starters, they don’t close up anymore just because, hey, it’s nice out.) The Erskines spent 25 years expanding their global aesthetic, filling their shelves with everything from colorful batiks and tie-dyes to exotic gemstone jewelry, bohemian skirts and tops, and EasternPhone: Fax: Outside ME:

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two sides of the same peso. Our travels and our website take us all over the world, but our stores and our hearts are back home in Maine. We think globally and commune locally. From our flagship store in Newcastle to our two shops in Portland’s Old Port, to our heart-of-town locations in Freeport, Raymond, and Bangor, you won’t find

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Landmark, Rufus Porter, members of the various town boards, all the parents volunteering to coach and help out at school, and anyone who has volunteered for a Winter Carnival Dance, come to a knitting party, or contributed to the fireworks display. “You” are the business members who unblinkingly write checks to fundraise for all these groups, and members of the Lakes Environmental Association, and Loon Echo — working to keep our lakes and watersheds pristine and pure. “You” are the people who have donated their time, passion, and love, to make this town a better place to live. The BEDC has a simple slogan, “Bridgton — Your Next Good Move.” The reason our slogan is so simple is because it can be — because we believe there is so much evidence that Bridgton is the greatest place in the world to invest — and so many of us continue to make this investment. We, the BEDC, are here to help you (or someone you know) if you are interested in starting a business in Bridgton. We have access to resources and people that can encourage, educate, and even streamline the process for you. In upcoming columns in The Bridgton News, we will discuss different aspects of meeting the goal of attracting investment in Bridgton. But we wanted to start by stating why Bridgton is such a great place to invest in. And part of that reason is you.

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It’s overdue, protect U.S. jobs By Angus King United States Senator Today, 900 jobs at New Balance are threatened by current trade negotiations. The United States is currently developing a regional free trade agreement, known as the Trans-Pacific Partnership, with Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, Vietnam, and Japan. Vietnam is the world’s second largest footwear exporter to the United States after China. If a new trade agreement is reached, it is likely that the 20 long-standing rubber and plastic tariffs, which our domestic shoe manufacturers rely on to remain competitive, will be eliminated, a move that would have devastating consequences for New Balance. Last week, I joined Senator Susan Collins and Representative Mike Michaud in welcoming U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman to Maine, where he joined Representative Michaud and me in a tour of New Balance’s manufacturing facility in Norridgewock. Maine has a long tradition of manufacturing, and manufacturers in our state have a strong reputation for producing high-quality goods including paper products, footwear, ships and lightweight composites. The talented men and women who work at New Balance are an important part of that legacy. Unfortunately, in recent years manufacturing across America has been in a steady decline. Over the past decade more than five million manufacturing jobs have been cut and over 40,000 factories have shut down nationwide. Though America is still the number one manufacturer in the world, our competitors are rapidly closing the gap, at the expense of workers across the country and in Maine. New Balance is the only athletic footwear company U.S. JOBS, Page C

Internet service expanded in Sweden

FairPoint Communications has completed work to extend broadband communications services to the remainder of Sweden, making high-speed Internet available for the first time to eligible customers. More than 240 residents and businesses — who did not previously have broadband service — now have access to high-speed Internet.  These residents are able to quickly e-mail photos, download large documents, utilize video conferencing and surf the Internet. “FairPoint has invested more than $200 million in northern New England to expand broadband availability since 2008. However, delivering broadband to highcost, hard-to-serve areas is a challenge,” said Mike Reed, FairPoint’s Maine state president. “We understand how important access to broadband is to the residents and businesses on Sweden and this demonstrates our continued commitment to support economic growth in Maine.” The total cost of the project was approximately $350,000, with FairPoint contributing more than $70,000 toward the cost and the remainder coming from a grant through the ConnectME Authority. These residents will now have broadband service available with speeds ranging from 1.5M/768K to 15M/1M. Customers may qualify for different speeds based upon their distance from the remote terminal that serves their specific location. The grant garnered widespread backing from the community, as letters of support were included in the application from Governor Paul LePage, Congressman Mike Michaud, former State Representative Paul Waterhouse, State Senator John Patrick, all the departments in the Town of Sweden, the Southern Maine Regional Planning Commission, Oxford County Registry of Deeds, Maine Small Business Development Center, Greater Bridgton Lakes Region Chamber, Bridgton Economic Development Corporation and the Androscoggin Valley Council of Governments. Other letters of support came from the Central Maine Community College, Bridgton Academy, SAD 72 and local volunteer organizations, as well as 38 businesses and 44 residents. High-speed connection areas include portions of the following roads in Sweden: Beaver Dam, Black Mountain, Bridgton, Buker, Flint, Foot Bridge, Gerry, Hard Scrabble, Katahdin, Keyes Pond, Knight’s Hill, Ledge Hill, Lovell, Marr, Perry Hill, Pine Point, Plummer’s School, Ridlonville, Sunset Shores, Tapawingo, Waterford, Webber Pond and Wint.  The ConnectME Authority was created in 2006 by the Maine Legislature to facilitate broadband availability throughout the state. 


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August 8, 2013, The Bridgton News, Page C

Tropical Smoothie donates $515,000 to camp CASCO — Camp Sunshine, a one-of-a-kind national retreat in Casco for children with life-threatening illnesses and their families, received a $515,000 donation Monday from Tropical Smoothie Café as proceeds from the national smoothie and sandwich chain’s National Flip Flop Day campaign.

Tropical Smoothie Café has now raised and donated more than $2 million to Camp Sunshine through its Flip Flop Day fundraising. On Monday, more than 250 family members, volunteers and staff looked on as Mike Rotondo, Tropical Smoothie Café’s CEO and President, presented the $515,000 check

Column: U.S. jobs (Continued from Page C) that still produces any shoes in the United States. They have been absolutely exemplary in their commitment to providing good-paying manufacturing jobs here at home, and any trade agreement that costs a Mainer, or an American, their job simply does not make sense. The purpose of our visit this week was to share with Ambassador Froman the critical role this industry plays in supporting Maine’s economy and hundreds of families across the state. Protecting these jobs is one of my highest priorities and I wanted the ambassador to meet the people whose livelihoods are threatened by unfair trade policies. One such individual is Sue Burns of Anson, a fourth generation shoemaker, who has been working as a stitcher at New Balance for 14 years. Sue has already lost her job on three separate occasions to jobs overseas. Sue has had a lifelong passion for sewing — something she was able to turn into a career. “A job can be a job, but when you choose the job you’re going do, you enjoy it, the people treat you good, the company treats you even better, it just doesn’t get any better than what we have got. I am one of the fortunate people who is doing what I like to do — I love it,” she said. During our visit to the factory, Sue wanted the ambassador to understand the pride she takes in her work and how meaningful her job at New Balance is to her. She said she wants to eventually retire from New Balance, but is worried about losing her job again. “When a job is taken away from you the devastation is unbearable, it is unexplainable like a death in the family, you depend on it and then it is gone,” she said. Sue is not the only one who is worried. New Balance has a tremendously positive impact on the entire Norridgewock and Skowhegan area. Their commitment to responsible leadership extends well beyond job creation and includes volunteer opportunities, social initiatives, and many charitable donations. The people at New Balance care about their communities. If the TPP forces the company to close its factory doors the ripple effect would be catastrophic. Getting the ambassador to agree to visit the factory was possible only after I objected to the Senate proceeding to his nomination in mid-June. I want him, and the entire Senate, to know just how serious of an issue this is to me, Senator Collins, Congressman Michaud and most importantly the families of Maine. As I said earlier, protecting these jobs is one of my highest priorities and my resolve to do so has never been stronger.

to Camp Sunshine CoFounder Anna Gould and Executive Director Matthew Hoidal. Rotondo was joined by members of the franchise development and support team, along with several Tropical Smoothie Café area developers, storeowners and employees who are volunteering at Camp Sunshine this week as part of Tropical Smoothie Café Week. Tropical Smoothie Café raised the funds during its seventh annual National Flip Flop Day, which took place in June at each of the more than 340 locations across the country. Stores gave away free smoothies to flip flop-wearing customers, who were also encouraged to make donations to Camp Sunshine. In addition to the $2 million already raised through National Flip Flop Day, Tropical Smoothie Café last year also pledged to provide $1 million for Camp Sunshine’s endowment — the largest corporate gift of its kind toward sustaining the Camp Sunshine program in perpetuity. “We feel forever grateful to Tropical Smoothie Café for its leadership rallying its team and inspiring its cus-

WELCOMED DONATION — From left, Camp Sunshine Executive Director Matt Hoidal, Camp Sunshine Co-Founder Anna Gould and Tropical Smoothie CEO and President Mike Rotondo joined a host of Tropical Smoothie employees and franchisees volunteering this week at Camp Sunshine. Tropical Smoothie Café on Monday provided a $515,000 donation to Camp Sunshine from proceeds of National Flip Flop Day in June. tomers so that children with life-threatening illnesses and their families from around the country can find respite at Camp Sunshine,” said Hoidal. “Tropical Smoothie Café’s ongoing support will have lasting positive impact on Camp Sunshine’s future. We can’t thank them enough.” Camp Sunshine began

its partnership with Tropical Smoothie Café in 2008 when the national chain found Camp Sunshine listed as a top-rated charity by Charity Navigator. Impressed by Camp’s fiscal responsibility, national reach, and compelling mission, the company chose Camp Sunshine to be its national charity partner — and benefi-

ciary of its National Flip Flop Day fundraising and promotional campaign. The money raised this year will be used primarily to provide sponsorships for more than 200 families to attend Camp Sunshine throughout the year, which includes supporting families’ travel costs.

HeartGlow to hold S’mores Social

The second annual “S’more Social” to benefit families with special needs will be held on Saturday, Aug. 10, National S’mores Day, at The HeartGlow Center, 328 Main Street, Bridgton. The S’more Social from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. will bring together artists, authors, holistic healers and other professionals in the field of mind, body and spirit from across the state. The event will include a charity yard sale, with all proceeds supporting The

HeartGlow Center, along with a “S’moregasbord,” featuring make your own, all you can eat gourmet s’mores in a variety of flavors for a $5 donation. Numerous exhibitors featuring a variety of arts and crafts will be on hand, including: jewelry, art and books, holistic wellness sessions and intuitive readings. There’ll also be a book signing of The Dogma of Cats for Kids by award-winning author and The HeartGlow Center’s founding director,

Deb Snyder, PhD. Several family caregivers will also be honored at the event with Brilliance Awards, which are gifts in honor and support of their loving dedication to their families with profound special needs. For more information on the event and the charity, please visit www. All proceeds from this event benefit The HeartGlow Center in sup-

port of its nonprofit charitable mission and programs. The organization is dedicated to honoring the sacred devotion of family caregivers. They provide helpful gifts, recognition, holistic education, spiritual renewal, caregiver respite, practical resources and bereavement support for individuals and families with special needs, disabilities and/or chronic illness.


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Music Festival finale

HARRISON — The Sebago-Long Lake Music Festival will present the final chamber music concert of its 41st season Tuesday, Aug. 13 at 7:30 p.m. at its home venue, Deertrees Theatre in Harrison. The Festival is wellknown for presenting varied imaginative concerts, designed by Music Director Laurie Kennedy, who gathers stellar musicians from far and wide to perform. A winning combination that’s hard to beat! This is the last chance this summer to treat yourself to the magical musical experience of SebagoLong Lake Music Festival at Deertrees. This final concert, Fantasies, will indeed be magical. Dating back to the Renaissance, composers have used the Fantasy form to state a musical idea and then let their imaginations run free. The program opens with Ralph Vaughan Williams’ Phantasy Quintet, scored for string quartet with an extra viola. This lyrical, shimmering, ethereal piece of many moods and textures is all developed from a single

Season winds down at DT, but good acts remain

VOLKAN ORHON will perform in the Sebago-Long Lake Music Festival finale on Tuesday, Aug. 13 at 7:30 p.m. at the Deertrees Theatre in Harrison. Volkan is the featured double bass virtuoso. This program, titled Fantasies, will also be performed in Fryeburg at the Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center on Monday, Aug. 12 at 7:30 p.m. theme. In startling contrast, Fred Lerdahl’s Waltzes for Violin, Viola, Cello and Bass, is an imaginative contemporary exploration of various waltz forms — 12 in all, requiring extraordinary virtuosity on the part of the musicians. These energetic, fantastic and witty waltzes will take your breath away! The final presentation


will be a performance of Franz Schubert’s monumental Octet in F Major for Strings, Clarinet, Bassoon and Horn. In this grand work Schubert’s love of melody is front and center, in combination with the poignant shifts in mood, from melancholic to exuberant, for which he is so revered. This glorious Octet is a fitting ending for a whirlwind of a concert, and a fantastic finale for the 2013 season. Do not miss this! The fantastic artists for this concert are: Carmelo Galante, Principal Clarinet MUSIC, Page C

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company presents Nicholas Nickleby. This Charles Dickens classic is said to be among his greatest masterpieces. It tells of a young teacher, Nicholas, who searches for a better life after being separated from his family. Through the help of an acting instructor, Vincent Crummles, he discovers a love for theatre and a way to rise above his poverty. Nicholas travels from London to America, enabling him to overcome adversity and reunite the Nickleby family. The evening concludes with a reading of The Signal Man, a classic Dickensian ghost story performed by Andrew Harris, the theatre’s executive director. As a professional actor and theatre director, Mr. Harris has worked extensively in England and Europe and performs this reading, which is an extract from a one-man show entitled Dickens Dream


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Fun & games

Cafe offers stage for all

This week’s puzzle

Theme: The Sixties

57. *Power plant 60. *Liverpool group, following “the” 64. Luau greeting 65. *”Posion ___” covered by the Stones and the Hollies 67. Beauty pageant wear 68. Short African 69. Butterfly catcher 70. Cupcake topper 71. Epic poem 72. “Fancy that!” 73. “Who ___?” DOWN 1. *Eagle’s landing spot 2. Fairytale beast 3. Bird’s foot 4. *Oscar winner “_____, Dolly!” 5. Declare with confidence 6. Middle Ages subj. 7. Kind of person 8. North face, e.g. 9. Refuses to 10. Bad to the bone 11. Cote d’Azur locale 12. Casual attire 15. *Detroit’s soul recorder 20. Deceive by a mock action 22. *The Sixties, e.g. 24. Large fleets 25. *Greensboro Woolworth’s event 26. Of service 27. Jeopardy 29. Comfort 31. *”Take a ____ off,” sang

A full venue of entertainment is in store at the new Performance Café, to be held Sunday, Aug. 11 at 7 p.m. at the Bridgton Community Center. Musicians from the area will be performing an eclectic program of music and readings to entertain the audience. Among performers will be the Bridgton Brass, Bob Ryan and friends, along with the soothing sounds of The Notations — on flute, Ginny Halligan, and violin, George Szox, with the tinkling of the ivories by Carolyn Stanhope. Want to hear about our love affair with America? There’ll be a reading by Lois Dodge on the Star Spangled Banner. And guitarist Jack Jolie will sing and play our wonderThe Band in ‘68 32. Lady’s pocketbook 33. Loose rocks at base of mountain 34. State of dishonor 36. Extinct flightless birds 38. Therefore 42. “The Playboy of the Western World” author 45. *”I Love You More Today” singer Twitty 49. Adams ___ Beckham 51. Related on mother’s side 54. Twist before hanging on

clothesline 56. Ancient city in Africa 57. Let heads or tails decide 58. *Woodstock’s had a dove on a guitar 59. Electrical resistance units 60. Eight bits 61. Animal den 62. European sea eagle 63. Droops 64. *”You damn dirty ___,” shouted Heston 66. V

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(Continued from Page C) of the Omaha Symphony; Janet Polk, Principal Bassoon of the Portland Symphony Orchestra, John Boden, Principal Horn of the Portland Symphony; Gerry Itzkoff, first violin with the Cincinnati Symphony; Phil Palermo, Associate Concertmaster of the Indianapolis Symphony; Laurie Kennedy, Principal Viola of the Portland Symphony; Maureen Gallagher, Principal Viola with the NYC Ballet, as well as Orpheus Chamber Orchestra and Orchestra St. Luke’s; Joel Noyes, Assistant Principal Cello of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra; and Volkan Orhon, professor, prize-winner, and Principal Bass of Orchestra Iowa. Tickets for the concert at Deertrees are $25, while those 21 and younger are free. Purchase tickets at the Deertrees box office (5836747) or at local outlets: Bridgton Books, Country Sleigh in Naples or Books ’N Things in Norway, or online at www.sebagomusicfestival. org All tickets are for open seating and will be held at the front entrance box office. Tickets are available concert nights starting at 6:45 p.m. Reserved tickets must be

picked up by 7 p.m. This program will also be performed on Monday, Aug. 12 at 7:30 p.m. in Fryeburg at the Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center. Tickets: $20 for adults, $15 for seniors (65-plus) and $10 for students. Purchase tickets at the PAC box office Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. (935-9232), at Spice and Grain in Fryeburg, or online at

ful Americana songs. Bring a friend and your singing voices. The Performance Café at the BCC is new to the Center’s programming. The BCC has recently received a grant from the Peter Terry Fund to purchase sound equipment that will set the stage for all varieties of performers. “To say that the Bridgton area is rich with talent is an understatement,” said Carmen Lone, BCC executive director. “The Performance Café will provide a stage for not only the accomplished performers, but also an opportunity for up-and-coming talent.” If you would like to participate, contact Jack Down at 647-3116 to get on the schedule.

Grimm book signing, reading; library programs Local Bridgton author Caroline Grimm will be doing a Book Reading/Signing on Friday, Aug. 16, at 7 p.m. at the North Bridgton Library. Grimm will be reading from her new book Wild Sweeps the Wind, a novel based on the real life Civil War diary of Phebe F. Beach. Also: • Friday, Aug. 23, 7 p.m. — Monica Wood, Book Reading, Highland Lake Resort, North High Street, Bridgton. Other events upcoming at the North Bridgton Library are as follows: • Saturday, Sept. 14, 2 p.m. — Maine Humanities Council and the North Bridgton Library present the “Let’s Talk About It” Series, starting with Salem’s Lot by Stephen King. • Thursday, Oct. 3, 7 p.m. — Fall Into Local History Series begins with Jo Radner, storyteller and historian, offering “Burnt Into Memory: The Story of the Brownfield Fire.” • Saturday, Oct. 5, 2 p.m. — Maine Humanities Council and the North Bridgton Library present  “Let’s Talk About It” Series with Wildfire Loose by Joyce Butler. • Thursday, Oct. 10, 7 p.m., — Fall Into Local History Series continues with author Gail Anne Rowe, offering “The Roots of a Family, Life in Rural Maine.” • Thursday, Oct. 24, 7 p.m. — Fall Into Local History Series, offers author Jerry Genesio, speaking on “Portland Neck: The Hanging of Thomas Bird.” For more information please call librarian Heather Silvia at 647-8563.


(Continued from Page C) Downeast Brass in concert. The last night of the season is guaranteed to close with the most rousing fun music five brass players can create! This concert will ring out the success the season has enjoyed. For program details, go online at and for tickets call the theatre box office at 5836747.

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Stargazing tops GLLT weekly program lineup LOVELL — This is a week for the stars at the Greater Lovell Land Trust (GLLT), with a stargazing celebration for the Perseid meteor shower on Sunday, Aug. 11 at 8:30 p.m. at the

Lovell Recreation Fields, and a talk on The Wonders of the Night Sky on Wednesday, Aug. 14 at 7:30 p.m. at the Charlotte Hobbs Memorial Library. GLLT is also hosting two

guided walks, to Whiting Hill on Wednesday, Aug. 14 at 10 a.m., and to Sucker Brook Reserve on Thursday, Aug. 15 at 9 a.m. For more information on the programs described below, e-mail, call the GLLT office at 925-1056, and visit the website at www. Stargazing Celebration for the Perseid Meteor Shower at the Lovell Recreation Fields on Sunday, Aug. 11 at 8:30 p.m. The Perseid Meteor Shower is a spectacular display of the stardust associated with the Swift-Tuttle comet. Its peak offers an opportunity to see a shooting star once per minute. Participants should bring flashlights, warm clothes, bug repellent, lawn chairs, marshmal-

lows and roasting sticks. This event is co-sponsored with the Lovell Recreation Department. Activity level: Gentle to moderate with limited walking, no elevation change, and even terrain in darkness. Whiting Hill Walk, Wednesday, Aug. 14, 10 a.m. to noon, Westways parking area off Route 5 in Lovell. From their earliest days floating in primordial seas, to their first emergence on land, to the astoundingly diverse terrain in which they are now found, plants have figured out how to survive in almost every known habitat on Earth. This walk will focus on the survival strategies of five different plants, as well as identifying and enjoying others in bloom along the way. Activity level: Moderate with some steeply

sloped terrain. Wonders of the Night Sky with Bob Kroin at the Charlotte Hobbs Memorial Library in Lovell on Wednesday, Aug. 14 at 7:30 p.m. Astronomer superstar Neil Degrasse Tyson says that the most astounding fact in the universe is that we are all made of stardust. We dwell in the universe and it, as well, dwells in us. This week, we are getting back to our roots, the stars, at the height of the Perseid meteor shower. In this slide talk, amateur astronomer Bob Kroin will show us gorgeous photographs and provide a nontechnical introduction to what’s up there: how big, how far, how and when it was born, how long it will live, how it will die, and a bit

about how astronomers know these things about planets, stars, nebulas and galaxies. Sucker Brook Walk on Thursday, Aug. 15, 9 to 11 a.m., meet at the Sucker Brook outlet parking. On this walk, docents will lead participants through the woods to two special viewing areas where the lower end of Sucker Brook meets the Lower Bay. From these areas you can appreciate the beauty of the brook and the surrounding area. We’ll look for beaver and moose sign, and for special late-blooming flowers adapted to this environment. The walk will cover 2 to 3 miles at a leisurely pace. This event is co-sponsored by the Kezar Lake Watershed Association. Activity level: Moderate with some uneven terrain.

SEBAGO — Take a walk back in time along the old Narrow Gauge rail bed at the Perley Mills Community Forest on Friday, Aug. 16 at 9 a.m., hosted by Loon Echo Land Trust and the Denmark Conservation Commission. Learn about the little trains that chugged their way from Hiram to Harrison at the turn of the last century with stops at Perley’s Mills and Ingalls Road, both located within the community forest. Known as the Bridgton and Saco River Railroad (1880–1941), this “two-footer” brought supplies and visitors to the Sebago Lake region until the decline of industry and the increase of motor transport. The two passenger coaches

were named “Pondicherry” and “Mt. Pleasant.” Today, the Narrow Gauge still hums with activity in all four seasons. Hunters, fishermen, ATV and snowmobile riders, hikers and mountain bikers use this major trail artery (ITS 89) for recreation. The undeveloped Pickerel Pond, rich wetlands and stream systems support an abundance of wildlife including wading birds and waterfowl. Participants should bring plenty of water, proper hiking/walking shoes, bug spray and a camera. This event will cover approximately 2 to 3 miles on a dirt road and will take about two hours. Meet at the “crossing” at the intersection of Swamp Road

and Hancock Pond Road in Sebago. Loon Echo Land Trust protects over 5,000 acres of land for current and future generations and is leading the effort to conserve the 1,600 acres of land now called the Perley Mills Community Forest. The land spans the towns of Bridgton, Denmark and Sebago; all three municipalities recently voted to contribute to the

project. Nearly 90% of the fundraising goal has been met; additional donations are encouraged. For more information about this and other Loon Echo events, please contact Jon Evans, Stewardship and Volunteer Coordinator at 647-4352 or jon@lelt. org. For more information about the Perley Mills Community Forest visit

The Bridgton Ice Arena in North Bridgton will offer public skating during the month of August as follows: Wednesdays, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturdays, 4 to 6 p.m. Sundays, noon to 2 p.m. Sticks and Pucks: Saturday, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and Sunday, 2 to 4 p.m. Conflicts do arise on occasion, so call ahead to confirm at 647-7637, ext. 1310. Prices: $4 for adults, $3 for students in Grades 1-12, $2 for children ages 5 and younger, $2 for seniors ages 62 and older, $5 for sticks and pucks, and $4 for rentals. No ice skating charges for Bridgton residents (proof of residency required). For more information regarding adult leagues,

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LR football report dates Lake Region varsity football begins its season on Saturday, Aug. 17 with the issuance of equipment from 7 to 10 a.m. and 5 to 7 p.m. at LRHS. Players are reminded that physical exams are being offered this Thursday, Aug. 8 from 1 to 4 p.m. at Bridgton Sports Medicine (at Bridgton Hospital). All athletes are required to undergo physical exams every two years. Two-a-day practices: Monday, Aug. 19 and Friday, Aug. 23, and Aug. 26, 27 and 30 from 5:30 to 7:30 a.m. and p.m. Single practices on Aug. 28-29, 4:30 to 7:30 p.m.

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Lake Region High School athletes and parents must attend the fall sports meeting scheduled for Thursday, Aug. 15 at 6:30 p.m. in the auditorium. Athletes are also reminded that school policy requires a physical exam every two years to be eligible to compete. All paperwork must be turned in to the school nurse before participation in fall practices is allowed.

FA fall preseason dates FRYEBURG — Fall sports at Fryeburg Academy officially open on Monday, Aug. 19. Here are some important dates: Impact baseline testing required for all Grade 9 and Grade 11 athletes will be given today, Thursday, Aug. 8, as well as Tuesday through Thursday next week, Aug. 13-15, from 9 to 11 a.m. in the Library Conference room. FA will offer the test every half hour. Please call 9352031 and leave a message as to the time you plan to attend and a phone number. The Academy can accommodate 15 athletes per time slot so FA officials will call students back if the slot is filled, (so once you leave a message, plan to be there). Athletes who do not get a baseline test will be pulled from practice during the first week and cannot do any contact activity until they have completed the baseline test. Starting Monday, Aug. 19, all teams will start practice at the times and locations listed below. Only athletes who have returned a parent-signed athletic handbook with proof of insurance and a physical within the last two years will be allowed to practice. All forms are available outside the Athletic Director’s Office. Cross Country report at 7 a.m. to the gym parking lot. Coach Bill Reilly, 890-6587. Boys Soccer report to the Route 302 practice field from 7 to 9 a.m. and then the game field from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Coach Bob Hodgman-Burns, 890-5246. Girls Soccer report to the game field from 8 to 10 a.m. and the 302 practice field from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Coach John Atwood, 935-2384. Football report to the locker room from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. and 5 to 7 p.m. Coach David Turner, 461-1241 Field Hockey report to the Rec fields at 8 a.m. fitness: Fryeburg Rec fields, 9 to 11:30 a.m. Youth Camp; Fryeburg Rec fields (players attend), 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. evening practice. Coach Dede Frost, 890-4447. Cheering report to the field house from 2 to 4 p.m. Coach Jillian Tetreault, (603) 986-6304. Golf report to Lake Kezar Country Club at 4 p.m. Coach Chris Dutton, 239-0363.

Grade 5 boys’ travel hoops Lake Region fifth grade travel boys basketball pre-tryout practice sessions will be held Tuesdays, Aug. 13, 20 and 27 at the Casco Community Center from 5 to 7 p.m. These practice sessions are to see how many interested kids want to play in a travel league starting in November. The team will be coached by Matt Duprey. A formal tryout will be held in the first part of September since the roster for the league is needed at that time. For more information, contact Coach Duprey at

Running for Dana-Farber BOSTON, MASS. – Jessica Jaber of Fryeburg will be running in the 41st annual Falmouth Road Race this Sunday, Aug. 11, to help conquer cancer as a member of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute’s team. Jaber, along with more than 200 Dana-Farber teammates from New England and beyond, will run the sevenmile race with a goal to raise $450,000 to support adult and pediatric patient care and cancer research at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. The Dana-Farber team celebrates its 11th year of participation in the Falmouth Road Race official charity program in 2013. Jaber is a member of “Team Lanzoni,” a group of over 60 people from the 99 Restaurants, who have run the Falmouth Road Race to support Dana-Farber for the past seven years. Team Lanzoni runs in memory of their friend RUNNING, Page C

FOR A GOOD CAUSE — Left to right, Kelly Johnson of Bridgton, Joanne Jordan of Poland and Cynthia Bianco of Naples formed the team, “Will Tri Anything,” and took part in the 2013 Tri for a Cure, held in South Portland last month.

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By Wayne E. Rivet Staff Writer Kelly Johnson expected the three-mile run at the Tri for a Cure in South Portland to be a “struggle.” “I was an athlete in college and, honestly, I have fallen out of shape. This was a struggle for me, but I have an extremely competitive side and I am also on the road to a healthier lifestyle,” the Bridgton resident said. “I ran/walked in the 4 on the Fourth (Road Race) — that was the start for me.” She also had plenty of inspiration to carry her over the rough spots. “I have a dear friend fighting cancer right now, and I wanted to do this for her,” Kelly said. “She is amazing. If she can go through what I have seen this past year, then I knew I could do this and raise some money to help beat cancer. I hate cancer and anything I can do to help, I will.” Kelly joined up with Cynthia Bianco of Naples and Joanne Jordan of Poland to form the relay team — “Will Tri Anything” — as one of over 200 to take part in the sixth annual Tri for a Cure held July 21 in South Portland. The threesome raised over $1,200 to help the triathlon surpass its $1 million goal. Founded in 2008 by Julie Marchese and Abby Bliss, the Tri for a Cure has become the largest triathlon in the state of Maine with over 1,000 women participating. The course travels along the shores of Cape Elizabeth and South Portland. The “Tri”

includes a 1/3-mile swim, a 15-mile bike ride and a 3-mile run. Cynthia completed the swim in 16 minutes, 41 seconds. Joanne finished the bike ride in 1 hour, 16 minutes, 49 seconds. And, Kelly crossed the finish line — joined by her tri-mates — in 43 minutes, 23 seconds. “To be with this team of ladies and all play a role in this amazing event was so rewarding. To see so many cancer survivors who have beat this awful disease was also so rewarding.,” said Kelly, who is the Bridgton Water Department office manager. “Next year, my personal goal is to do the whole thing.” The Tri for a Cure field varied from the “welltrained” athlete to the weekend warrior, yet they all gathered for the same cause — to stomp out cancer. “So many people gave me such amazing support before and during the race,” Kelly said. Like her teammate, Cynthia Bianco was not prepared to take on all three disciplines, but she wanted to be part of the cause. A “tri” first timer, she volunteered to take on the swim portion. “(The most difficult aspect) was preparing to swim in the ocean versus swimming in the lake or a pool,” said Cynthia, whose family owns Naples Marina and Captain Jack’s Restaurant (she also works full-time as a senior vice presCURE, Page C

WILL TRI ANYTHING teammates Cynthia Bianco and Joanne Jordan joined Kelly Johnson, who undertook the “run” portion of the triathlon, at the finish line.

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‘Beach’ finishers

Tri: ‘This event is like no other’ (Continued from Page C) vice president for Winn Companies, a national property management firm homebased in Massachusetts). “It was incredibly inspiring to be part of an event that has personal meaning for every athlete participating and raises a generous source of funding for Maine cancer research.” Like most people, cancer has touched Cynthia’s life. Her mom died of cancer when she was 20 years old. “I was proud to participate in her memory,” she said. For Joanne Jordan, she made a successful return to “tri” competition last month. As the special events manager for the Maine Cancer Foundation, Joanne helped organize the first Tri

Lake Region area residents, who competed in the Beach to Beacon 10K on Saturday in Cape Elizabeth included: Winning time was 28 minutes, 4 seconds posted by Micah Kogo, 27, of Kenya. There were 6,244 finishers. 114. Tim Even, 24, of Stoneham, 36:05 244. TJ Rose, 16, Lovell, 39:21 295. Mark MacDougall, 18, Naples, 40:28 329. Phil Allard, III, 32, Raymond, 40:50 383. Jonathan Burk, 16, Denmark, 41:30 598. William Turik, 31, South Casco, 43:42 666. Michael Mageles, 46, Denmark, 44:10 671. Michael Shane, 50, South Casco, 44:13 694. Sam Brockelbank, 19, Raymond, 44:21 752. Robbie Blair, 17, Raymond, 44:46 766. Christopher Darling, 41, Lovell, 44:51 861. Christopher Roy, 22, Naples, 45:32 964. Peter Brooks, 39, Raymond, 46:18 990. Rick Cormier, 37, Sebago, 46:27 1047. Chris Webb, 38, Bridgton, 46:44 1062. Kristin Fielding, 40, Raymond, 46:50 1324. Kristina Sabasteanski, 44, Raymond, 48:13 1570. Christopher Finnegan, 41, Raymond, 49:18 1710. Benjamin Roy, 17, Naples, 49:57 1729. Steven Barker, 48, South Casco, 50:04 1769. Matt Sabasteanski, 46, Raymond, 50:14 1778. Ian Ross, 40, Raymond, 50:17 1786. Michael Tillery, 37, Naples, 50:20 2353. Tracy Burk, 41, Denmark, 52:58 2607. Brian Siebert, 37, Naples, 54:07 2629. Scott Gordan, 56, Raymond, 54:11 2761. Linda Davis, 63, South Casco, 54:44 2992. Stacy McAllister, 23, Brownfield, 55:42 3027. Brian Penley, 30, Raymond, 55:51 3234. Paula Bush, 41, Raymond, 56:40 3299. Clifford Graves, 48, Fryeburg, 56:57 3588. Vanessa Feeney, 34, Casco, 58:15 3641. Ashley Pringle, 27, Sebago, 58:30 3644. Anthony Pringle, 28, Sebago, 58:30 3662. Leanne Boody, 31, Naples, 58:34 3734. Amy Young, 25, Naples, 58:56 4044. Amy Siebert, 36, Naples, 1:00.21 4074. Joel Sanborn, 39, Naples, 1:00.31 4108. Barbara Connell, 60, Casco, 1:00.40 4275. Kathleen Campbell, 34, Raymond, 1:01.36 4303. Anita Day, 57, Fryeburg, 1:01.45 4357. Karen Libby, 56, East Baldwin, 1:02.04 4382. Bob Payne, 75, Raymond, 1:02.09 4412. Chris Sanborn, 44, West Baldwin, 1:02.19 4542. Kate Bradley, 31, Waterford, 1:03.02 4543. Jeffrey Jones, 38, Casco, 1:03.02 4703. John Connell, 60, Casco, 1:03.56 4714. Erica Baker, 33, Raymond, 1:03.59 4823. Jeanette Chappell, 37, Raymond, 1:04.38 4889. Jen Meserve, 42, Bridgton, 1:05.13 4947. Amy Pond, 38, Naples, 1:05.36 5051. Jessica Szafraski, 36, Casco, 1:06.19 5088. Roert Simocko, 54, East Baldwin, 1:06.36 5203. Janet Guidi, 59, Harrison, 1:07.40 5204. Jennifer Lewis, 37, Casco, 1:07.41 5417. Ann Johnson, 62, Bridgton, 1:09.58 5432. Emily Callahan, 17, Raymond, 1:10.09 5458. Heather Thurston, 38, Bridgton, 1:10.28 5482. Ramona Torres, 60, Denmark, 1:10.44 5529. Trisha Hayes, 30, Raymond, 1:11.22 5555. Elly Walker, 47, Brownfield, 1:11.39 5637. Jordan Flynn, 21, Raymond, 1:13.07 5661. Kimberly Desanctis, 37, Stoneham, 1:13.39 5684. Darlene Hall, 56, Raymond, 1:14.14 56.86. David Hall, 55, Raymond, 1:14.15 5814. Tony Triglione, 50, Bridgton, 1:16.27 5821. Smith Galtney, 42, Raymond, 1:16.30 5895. Eileen Edwards, 61, Naples, 1:18.15 5912. Bob Akins, 76, Raymond, 1:18.41 5915. Rebecca Tracy, 59, Raymond, 1:18.43 5916. Paul Tracy, 65, Raymond, 1:18.44 6025. Lauren Hillier, 26, Naples, 1:22.27 6050. Jeffrey Kemp, 53, Bridgton, 1:23.19 6062. Sara Bradley, 33, Waterford, 1:23.47 6066. Eric Malinowski, 38, Waterford, 1:23.51 6079. Courtney Kemp, 24, Casco, 1:24.29 6197. Heidi Darling, 41, Lovell, 1:36.43 6199. Darby Crowley, 59, Hiram, 1:37.18

for a Cure. “The volunteer committee was made up of cancer survivors, athletes and nontraditional athletes that assured me I could do it. I

unteers and spectators cheering you on, the other athletes encourage you to keep going. We are all winners when we cross the finish line.” Joanne had two goals: work out and raise money for cancer research in Maine, which she deemed as “priceless.” “I know so many survivors and have lost many friends to cancer that it (the Tri for a Cure) gives me something I can do to make a difference instead of feeling helpless,” she said. Joanne dedicated her efforts in memory of her friend, Andrea Wedge, who lost her battle against breast cancer this past year. “She was one of the original people who got me started,” Joanne said. “I still run to the play list she made me.”

Next: Tour de Lovell, Challenge Thursday, Aug. 8, Hacker’s Hill Climb Join Loon Echo Land Trust and partake in the 2nd Annual Hacker’s Hill Climb, a challenging four-mile run or walk to benefit the ongoing stewardship of the Hill. This scenic run will take place at 6:30 p.m. with registration at 5:30 p.m. Cost to participants is $20 for adults and $15 for those under 18. Runners will park atop the Hill and will be shuttled to the starting line near Route 302 by the Blacksmith’s Winery. The course is an undulating scenic run along Quaker Ridge Road, ending with the short, steep rise up Hacker’s Hill. Two water stops will be provided along the course and refreshments and prizes will be available at the finish line. Visit (http:// casco-me/hackers-hill-climb2013) to register online. To register the day of the event, please arrive no later than 6 p.m.; the race start is 6:30 p.m. For more information on this event please contact Loon Echo at 647-4352 or e-mail Saturday, Aug. 10, Tour de Lovell Bike Race The 8th annual Tour de Lovell, presented by the Lovell

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(Continued from Page C) and colleague, David Lanzoni, who lost his battle with cancer in 2006. Through the group’s participation from 2006 to 2012, they have raised more than $600,000 for Dana-Farber. Dana-Farber team members running the Falmouth Road Race must meet a basic fundraising commitment of $1,250. One hundred percent of the funds raised go to the Jimmy Fund (, which solely supports Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. To learn more about running for Dana-Farber or to support a runner, please visit

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met all the athletes at the finish line that year and was so inspired by their look of accomplishment when they crossed the finish line, I was inspired to start training for the next year,” said Joanne, 47, a developer and mother of two girls and grandmother of two girls. In 2009, she undertook the “run” portion as a relay team member, and then went solo in 2010 and 2011. Preparing for July’s return to the “Tri” wasn’t easy. “It was hard to keep being positive since I am not a natural athlete. Luckily, I had an amazing support system of people who would not let me lose sight of the success ahead of me,” she said. “This event is like no other. While on the bike course and run course, not only are vol-

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Recreation Department and Charlotte Hobbs Memorial Library, begins at 8 a.m. The tour is a scenic 20-mile bike ride through the town of Lovell. The tour has three categories: Road (PerformanceRacing Bicycle), Touring (Mountain-Comfort Bicycle) and Kid’s Tour (Under 14All Bicycles). The Road and Touring categories will have age groups and gender divisions. Contact Meg Dyer at 207925-1084 for further information. Register online at Online registration closes Friday, Aug. 9 at 5 p.m. Fees: $20 for Tour and Road and $15 Kids prior to Aug. 7; $30 Tour and Road and $20 Kids Aug. 7 through race day. First 75 Tour and Road registrants receive a Tour de Lovell tshirt. The first 20 Kids’ tour registrants receive a Tour de Lovell t-shirt.

Bicycle helmets are required for all participants. Aerobars are not permitted. The 20-mile course starts at the New Suncook School and travels north on Route 5 and turns right onto Route 5A for a scenic climb with breathtaking views of the White Mountains. Cyclists return to Route 5 at Center Lovell (approximately five miles into the Tour) and will then be challenged by four long winding hills in the rural forested farmland of North Lovell. The turnaround is near the Stoneham town line and cyclists return on Route 5 through Center Lovell to the finish at the New Suncook School. Saturday, Aug. 17, Great Adventure Challenge at Shawnee Peak The Great Adventure Challenge is a one-of-a-kind triathlon event that combines kayaking (2.5 miles), mountain biking (16-plus miles) and concludes with a 2mile dash/hike up and down Pleasant Mountain. Cost: $60 per person or $150 per team. The event benefits adults with intellectual disabilities in western Maine. Final registration time ends at 8:30 a.m. at Shawnee Peak. The Challenge will start at 9

a.m. in Moose Pond, in your kayak or canoe. You will be required to set up your bike equipment in the transition area by 8:15 a.m. that morning. There will be a mandatory Pre-Challenge briefing. The time and location of the briefing will be announced at the sign-in table. For more information regarding registration, rules, requirements, etc., go to www.maineadventureracing. com Race Director Rob Knowles, who started the Challenge six years ago, is in need of race day volunteers, especially manpower for the beach area to assist competitors with their kayaks and canoes prior to the start of the race, as well as when they leave Moose Pond and head to the bike segment. To volunteer, call Rob at 647-5298 before 8:30 p.m.

Opinion & Comment

August 8, 2013, The Bridgton News, Page D

My Irish Up by Mike Corrigan BN Columnist

Fun with mathematics

How many times have you heard this? “Why do I have to do this stupid homework? It’s not like I’ll ever use math in my real life!” And, how many times have you argued back, trying to sound reasonable for once: “Son, don’t be crazy. If you want to get a good job at a burger joint, you’ll have to be able to count to 11 to fill up a French fry order. Also, I need you to move out of the house before you’re 40, which is twice the age your mother was when your sister was one-third as old as she is now.” And, that’s why American kids’ math scores continue to plummet, and their parents tend to lead dull daily lives themselves. Nobody’s honing their math skills anymore at the old kitchen table. Notice that even on Sesame Street, they still haven’t gotten much past the number nine — and they’ve been working on the problem for 40 years!  Nobody does back-of-the-envelope calculations anymore, either, due to the relative scarcity of envelopes. Plus, when watching a baseball game, you no longer have to keep MATH, Page D

Small World by Henry Precht BN Columnist

Another round of peace talks

Here we go again. Peace talks — or talks about holding peace talks — have started between Israelis and Palestinians with Americans acting as middlemen. A few years have passed since George Bush hosted peace talks at Annapolis. Nothing was achieved then. Nothing has been achieved in the interim. Little was achieved before. Who expects anything, anything at all, to be achieved at the gathering Secretary Kerry has worked so hard to set up? The current phase of the Israel-Palestine conflict (as well as the Israel-Syria conflict, but let’s not complicate) began with the smashing victory Israel won over combined Arab forces in June 1967. Israel ended up occupying great swathes of its opponents’ territory. The Sinai was returned by peace treaty to Egypt; the Golan Heights were returned in small part to Syria.  The crux of the present problem are the two remaining pieces of historic Palestine, which Egypt administered (Gaza) and the West Bank [of the Jordan River] and Jerusalem which Jordan had claimed, all of these claims later renounced. Israel gave up its occupation of Gaza, but when hard-line Hamas TALKS, Page D

Benefit yard sale

To The Editor: Many neighbors on Shepherds River Road in Brownfield are having a yard sale benefiting our neighbors who lost their home to fire. The response to help is overwhelming for all involved. Save the date: Saturday, Aug. 10, Shepherds River Road multi-family yard sale from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Rain or shine. Items include: furniture, household items, books, tools, clothing and much more. For pet lovers, there’s a bonus! Bring your dog to the Doggie Wash Drive Thru at Little Brown Dogs on Shepherds River Road during the yard sale Saturday and Anna and her team will be providing a quick “drive thru wash” for your four-legged friend. All proceeds will be donated to the family. Deborah Tait Brownfield


To The Editor: Thank you to those who sponsored my travel softball team: Brock and Pat Clark, Hal and Sandy Clark, Mickey and Pam Huntress, Kevin Hancock of Hancock Lumber, Bruce Jones of Jones & Matthews and Wayne Rivet of The Bridgton News. As a member of the Maine District 6 All-Stars, I was able to spend five days at the Senior Softball Little League Eastern Regionals, meeting and playing against others from nine states. We finished fifth out of 10 teams, beat-

A look-see under the ocean

I don’t think I could invite a starfish to dinner. After all, in order to eat, they push one of their two stomachs through their mouth. Then, the exposed stomach acids help the starfish to digest the meal. Yeah, now, I am totally sure I could not comfortably sit and eat with a starfish. To tell you the truth, I think I would get pretty grossed out, watching my company eat. It would turn my stomach to watch the starfish turn its stomach – inside-out of its mouth. On a secondary note, as the hostess I might be offend-

It Dawned on Me by Dawn De Busk BN Columnist

ed because of way the prepared food was being eaten. I might think it is not proper etiquette. Perhaps, if the starfish and I started to become friends, I might be able to “set aside” my version of the correct way to consume food.

I might grow accustomed to its customs, to the creature’s unusual habits. It might not be so bad if the starfish plopped itself over its dinner plate — displaying only the bright colors of its rough textured body instead of its innards.

I relish serving seafood, especially during the summer months. But, it would require a great deal of mental cheerleading for me to work up the appetite to prepare baby seal for my guest. Anyhow, if we were friends, the starfish would understand and respect my need to not participate in having baby seal on the at-home menu. And, I am sure that since we would be friends, the starfish would save that dinner entrée for the spring months — when it is vacationing in the arctic, under the ice with the sea urchins. OCEAN, Page D

Never leave home without it

Once, I forgot to take my camera with me to our city house. We’d driven all the way there before I realized it, and it gave me a sick feeling that I wouldn’t have a camera at hand to record some aspect of the beauty I knew I’d be seeing over the three days we would be there. It’s crazy, I know, but part of me was hoping I wouldn’t see any so I wouldn’t have the feeling of loss that not being able to record it would bring. I got through it, but resolved never

ing the Massachusetts and Rhode Island state champs. Delaware won the bracket. ESPN is airing the championship game this Saturday, Aug. 10, at 11 a.m. Hope to be back there next year. Ashley Clark Bridgton Lake Region Class 2015

McLaughlin’s rants. His continual gay bashing is sickening and disgusting. I question airing this in a family newspaper although I’m against censorship. If no one responds to this kind of bile, it might give this columnist a certain sense of credibility. McLaughlin believes that the conspiracy of promoting a gay agenda is so pervasive it has now controlled the public school system. This is remiTo The Editor: I realize it’s futile respond- niscent of former Senator Joe ing to another of Tom McCarthy accusing President

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Front Row Seat by Tom McLaughlin BN Columnist to forget it again. Shooting a beautiful schooner with perfect light in Casco Bay last weekend, I noticed a spot in the viewfinder that I couldn’t get rid

of by cleaning the lens, the filter and the mirror, so I brought it to Photo Market in Portland for advice. They tried unsuccessfully to blow it out and said it would take

Eisenhower and the U.S. Army of having communists in their midst — with no proof whatsoever. McLaughlin publicly writes that he is a Catholic,

which justifies, according to his belief, that being gay is a sin. Interestingly, the Pope this past week has been sympathetic to gays and said he will not judge gay individ-

a $50 cleaning to remove it. That meant I’d have to leave it there for 24 hours, and it made me realize how much I needed a back-up camera. Oh, I have a little Nikon Coolpix that takes pretty good pictures, but I mean another digital SLR. For lay people, an SLR is a single-lens-reflex in which you can look right out the lens of the camera instead of through a viewfinder or at the screen on the back when you’re framing your shot. CAMERA, Page D uals. McLaughlin must now believe that the “gay agenda” has now been so successful it has now reached all the way to the Vatican. God forbid. LETTERS, Page D

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MOTHER NATURE’S BEAUTY — After a brief thunderstorm went through Brownfield, Mother Nature got out her paintbrushes and created a beautiful rainbow. Its magnificent display could be seen for many miles. This photo was taken from the top of Dugway Road. The rainbow shows us all what wonders can be found in the many different weather patterns that occur in our neck of the woods. (Photo by Brian Merrill)

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Never forget A look-see under the ocean the camera

(Continued from Page D) After shooting with an SLR for more than 40 years, I can’t go back unless it’s an emergency. It’s just not the same. After shooting for years with a Nikon D-60, I’d been pining for a new 24-megapixel camera and after getting a bonus last week from a client, I sprung for the D-7100. After downloading the first day’s pictures, I was thrilled. I had sat on South Portland’s Willard Beach in twilight and shot whatever came my way, which was a lot. Schooners and draggers made their way in and out of the channel. People of all ages ran, walked and swam by my field of vision. The sun came in and out behind me to my left and I felt great snapping away. I could frame it all any way I wished with an 18-270mm zoom lens. There was nothing before me I couldn’t shoot. This may sound funny, but it took me back to when I first walked in the woods with a .22 rifle. I felt like I could hit anything I chose. Older men used to tell me they preferred taking a camera with them instead of a rifle and now I understand. It felt as if I could capture anything. I could capture its essence without hitting it, and my range is infinite. The 24-megapixel resolution is so high that after downloading images onto my laptop, I notice details I didn’t see through the lens. Some purists I know refuse to alter their photos in any way after shooting them because they feel that to do so wouldn’t represent objective reality. Part of me respects that and I used to hold the same view, but not anymore. As my visual acuity diminishes with age, I use glasses, which are trifocals. Wearing them, my perception changes with the tilt of my head. If I wore the kind that automatically darken in bright light, that would further alter it. If I put on sunglasses, it would change still again. Things look different in morning mist and at twilight than they do at high noon. Visual perception is always changing, so if I further modify it with a photo-editing program, am I sinning against reality? I don’t think so. I’m putting my own interpretation onto it. The way I rearrange that particular digital CAMERA, Page D


(Continued from Page D) In the words of openly gay Congressman Barney Frank, about promoting a gay agenda: “I wouldn’t know how to promote homosexuality. Do I hire Don King?” Peter Bollen Bridgton

Taking care of our own

To The Editor: One of our neighbors here on Shepherds River Road lost their entire home in a fire this spring. While tragedy is something no one ever hopes to have happen, I can’t help but comment on how amaz-

ing it has been to see the great outpouring of kindness and generosity that they’ve received in the midst of these sad weeks. From gift cards for clothing and local hotels offering lodging for the family to their doggie daycare offering a “get-away” day for the family’s dog, people in all walks of life have shown how strong the human spirit of goodness still is. Shepherds River Road, a street with about 35 homes in a small western Maine rural town, is certainly living up to its namesake — we are looking after our “flock.” In this case, it’s one of our own who needs our help — we will be holding a street-long yard sale on Saturday, Aug. 10 from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. to raise funds to help our neighbors get back on their feet. We have families from








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His sons, Jean-Michel and Phillippe Cousteau followed in their dad’s diving flippers. During this decade, his granddaughter Alexandra Cousteau continues to carry the banner of ocean conservation. She started early — going on her first scientific exploration at four months old and learning how to scuba dive at seven years old. In 2008, she was named National Geographic Emerging Explorer. In an interview, Alexandra – who has a degree in political science from Georgetown University — stated the importance of water conservation for the tourism industry. In 2012, the Cousteau Society drew attention to the connection between the bleaching and dying off of coral reefs and rising sea temperatures. Essentially, the health of coral relies on its symbiotic relationship with a specific type of algae called zooxanthellae. The research tied dissolved inorganic nitrogen in the ocean to an increased vulnerability of coral to sea temperature changes. According to an article on the Cousteau Society website, “This understanding is urgently required to support knowledge-based management strategies to mitigate the effects of climate change

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on coral reefs.” Not only do living coral reefs provide the hunting grounds and shelters for a variety of species, but also, the reefs have a tourism draw. A little closer to home, underwater data collection and research continues — just southeast of the Lakes Region in Boothbay Harbor. The Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences serves as the classroom for up-andcoming marine scientists. In the past two years, this educational facility received a major grant and constructed a building that houses “the largest collection of marine phytoplankton, bacteria and viruses in the world.” In December 2012, the construction of the campus structure was completed and opened to the public to show off “the state-of-theart instruments that are making it possible to explore the microbial ocean, understand the relationship between the planet’s smallest life forms and global environmental conditions, and discover new resources to help solve current problems.” Staying on topic — Bigelow’s professors and students have engaged in a 12-year research project, documenting a rise in ocean temperatures in the Gulf of

Maine. Locally, the Natural Resource Council of Maine (NRCM) has embarked on a campaign called “Help Maine Lobsters Keep Their Cool.” Over the weekend, NRCM staff and volunteers handed out free bumper stickers and engaged in public awareness at the Lobster Festival in Rockland. The lobster population is in danger; and once again, warming ocean water is the culprit. Obviously, the argument for saving the shellfish returns to protecting tourism and a state-based livelihood. My fifth point is: The Atlantic Ocean is a relatively short distance away. Therefore, I encourage people to take a trip in that direction to simply appreciate the ocean. After all, a day at the seaside is a summertime rite. Unfortunately, the mode of transportation needed to get there continues to contribute to carbon monoxide emissions, global warming and those rising sea temperatures. As human beings, we still have a ways to go to slow down that trend. At times, it seems both daunting and hopeless. But, to quote Jacques Cousteau, “The impossible missions are the only ones that succeed.”

all over town donating items and many families will have sales on their own yards. We hope you will come out to shop and also enjoy our doggie “drive thru” wash (hosted by Little Brown Dogs). All proceeds will go to the family. Enjoy Brownfield Days the same day, but remember to stop by on your way to or from Main Street. Thank you in advance for your support! Sharlene Schwalbenberg Brownfield

When the lion roars

To The Editor As many of you know, I floundered for quite some time with a way to describe my civic affinity. Thanks to the Heritage Foundation and the Federalist Papers sites, I’ve got it! I am a DemocraticRepublican, also historically called the “Jeffersonian Republicans” — the party of many of our Founders, including such luminaries as Jefferson, Madison and Monroe. The party of small central government. The party of the “Superman” values: “Truth, justice and the American way.” The party of honor, strength and personal responsibility. Conservative enough to make the Libertarians look like anarchists, while following their lead of “It’s none of the government’s business.” What you do and how you do it is your business, not mine, his, hers or, decidedly, the government’s. Our symbol is the lion. A symbol represent-

NEW ARRIVAL — On Wednesday, July 31, a baby loon was born on Highland Lake in Bridgton. Brian Henricksen and his family have been staying in Cabin 101 at the very end on Crotched Pond Road, at Stones Lakeside Cabins, for two weeks and watched from afar. “My in-laws, Chip and Mary Lou Stewart — who have been staying on the lake since Chip was a lad — and my family — my wife Amy, Logan (age 14) and Luke (9) — noticed that a loon had been sitting on her nest taking turns with her partner for a couple of weeks. We watched the nest daily and talked to neighbors about the nest and if the egg was still good. It had seemed so late in the year, well past spring,” Brian reported. “On our second to last day, it was announced the baby hatched sometime between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m.” Brian snapped this photo at 3:27 p.m. on July 31. Additionally, he also photographed the baby loon the next morning. “In the afternoon when the first photo was taken, a full-grown mature bald eagle watched this all very ominously from the tall tree on Blueberry Island,” Brian added. ing courage, strength and family…from the Lion of Judah through the lion of Richard I to Leo of MGM fame. The platform is simple. There isn’t one. Not a plank, beam, board or nail anywhere in sight. What we do have is a piece of parchment. Well, make that three pages of parchment. The same parchments on display, in the National


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(Continued from Page D) Such scenes won’t likely take place at my dining room table. However, I enjoy playing such silly imagery through my mind. Plus, two hours of watching the National Geographic’s series, “North America,” inspired me to imagine what is happening under the ocean and at the beach. Thanks to the work of divers and high-tech video equipment, I was able to witness a starfish consume a seal. Taking a cue from my pretend friend, the starfish, I plan to make five points about the ocean. Wait, my first point was not really connected to the ocean. It was a metaphor for being more accepting of humans’ habits and cultural rituals that might seem odd to us. Back to the ocean: A wave of appreciation for those engaged in studying the ocean and marine life. I have always been a great admirer of Jacques Cousteau — he was a pioneer in underwater research, education and conservation. The Frenchman lived to be 87, exploring the ocean, filming award-winning documentaries, writing books, and bringing the goings-on under the sea to life for people around the world.

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The Bridgton Board of Appeals will conduct a Public Hearing at the Bridgton Town Office, Three Chase Street, Suite 1, Bridgton, Maine 04009 on Thursday, August 22, 2013, at 7:15 p.m. to consider the following: An Appeal for a Variance filed by Central Maine Power Company regarding property located at Power House Road, Bridgton Tax Map 29 Lot 13. The application is available for viewing at the Bridgton Town Office Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. All interested individuals are invited to attend at the above place and time to present any comments. 2T32

Archives. Right there in the middle of the “Rotunda of the Charters of Freedom.” Small government. Responsible individualism. I recall a quote…by Hillel, IIRC, “Follow the Decalogue…the rest of the Torah is commentary” – (ppd). As far as all of the “litmus test” issues are concerned, well, we don’t have

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much room for them. Put the government back in the hands of the people. Limit its scope to the ideals of the Founders. What happens from there will take care of itself. This is not to say that we will become “lawless”! To the contrary. We will take our laws, all of them, from the original lead of our Founders. All of our founders. All the way back to “The Golden Rule,” The Beatitudes. The Magna Carta. Walk away from the decaying carcass of the pachyderm! Shun the crash of rhinoceros! Embrace the lion! If you are anywhere to the right of the fence, this is your party! Here’s a good reason why: Looking forward to 2014 and then 2016, the only “Tea Party” that can help us now is LETTERS, Page D

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(Continued from Page D) the one in 1773 — 240 years ago. Put down your cup. Put down your glass. It’s toxic. There’s no way it can help, the MSM has set it in their sights. Might just as well be “terrorists” or “criminals” in their eyes. After all, they surely don’t report on actual terrorists and criminals. The IRS. Fast and Furious. Benghazi. The NSA. I won’t go so far as to say it’s the “only way,” but I will say that it is one way. Trouble is, if there are more than one “way,” they dilute each other. We have seen it time after time. Perot, Anderson et al. have led to the loss of ability to control our government! Our Founders had it right. You can, too. Look me up. Join me. Get others to join us. Contact your favorite visible politician, media people. Start with the ideals and values of our Founders and the rest will follow. You can do it. I can do it. We the people can do it.


Again, visit Heritage Foundation/Federalist Papers websites. If you have time, also visit Fair Tax. Also visit political QRM dot for more of the essays and podcasts regarding this, as well as current events. Rev. Lou Mascitello Casco

Calling all Folk!

To The Editor: With the first Village Folk Festival just a week and a half away (Friday, Aug. 16), we are looking for folks to help us put it all together and carry it out. This is going to be a fun day all around and participating in a helpful way will only make it more fun! There will be live music throughout, in open mic format, with dancing in the street! There will be a wonderful feast in the evening. There will great space and lots of fun things to do for kids. The needs are as follows: set-up on Friday morning, anytime, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.


We’ll be hauling tables, setting up tents, hanging handmade lengths of streamers sewn from fabric from all over the community, setting up for games and activities, and putting up signs of all kinds. During the Festival from 3 to 10 p.m., being a general helpful presence, helping with kid’s games and activities, including bean art and bean bag toss, kitchen prep and serving food at buffet table, general picking up before dark (8 p.m.), and more break-down and picking up at 10 p.m. Saturday morning cleanup at 8 a.m. We will also be meeting during the week to plan and organize for Friday. By then, we’ll know what the weather forecast is and can plan accordingly. Wednesday, Aug. 14, 5 p.m. to pre-set silent auction, menu, set-up details for games and activities. Thursday, Aug. 15 at 7 p.m. kitchen prep, organizing for Friday. This is our Festival, for all of us! Participating is always more fun than just attending! Let’s put the Folk in Folk Festival! Please contact Lucia Terry


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McHatton’s Cleaning Service Jones Appliance Service/Repair LLC Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning Quality service you deserve Fire, Smoke, Soot, Water All major brands Certified Technicians 595-4020 Bridgton 647-2822, 1-800-850-2822


A to Z Electric “The Boss Does The Work” David S. Gerrish, Master Electrician Residential/Commercial/Industrial 30+ yrs. exp., Naples 693-6854

Servicemaster Prof. Carpet Cleaning – Home/Office Bosworth Electric Inc. Shelley P. Carter, Attorney Quality electrical contractor Fire/Smoke Damage Restoration Law Office of Shelley P. Carter, PA Commercial/Industrial/Residential 1-800-244-7630   207-539-4452 110 Portland St., Fryeburg, ME 04037 Generators/Todd/207-838-6755 935-1950 TLC Home Maintenance Co. Professional Cleaning and Property Management Michael G. Friedman, Esq., PA D. M. Electric Inc. & Sons Housekeeping and much more 132 Main St. Dennis McIver, Electrical Contractor 583-4314 P.O. Box 10, Bridgton, ME 04009 Residential/Commercial/Industrial 647-8360 Licensed in Maine & New Hampshire COMPUTERS Bridgton 207-647-5012 Hastings Law Office, PA Basile Computer Services 376 Main Street – PO Box 290 J.P. Gallinari Electric Co. Basic software/Internet instruction Fryeburg, ME 04037 Residential - Commercial - Industrial Reasonable rates 935-2061 Aerial - Auger - Lifting Service 207-344-4129 – Jamie@ Bridgton 647-9435 Robert M. Neault & Associates Attorneys & Counselors at Law McIver Electric EEcomputer Services Corner of Rte. 302 & Songo School Rd. Small business specialists “Your on time every time electricians” P.O. Box 1575, Naples 221 Portland Rd, Bridgton 693-3030 647-3664 603-733-6451 Ms. C’s Computer Repair Miklos M. Pongratz, Esq. Virus and spyware removal R.W. Merrill Electrical Contractor 1250 Roosevelt Trail (Rte. 302) PC repairs 207-228-5279 24 hour Emergency Service Raymond, ME 04071 27 Zion Hill Road, Bridgton Residential & Commercial 655-8760 Harrison 583-2986 Fax 583-4882 Naples Computer Services


NE Professional Services Exceptional bookkeeping services 207-583-4364

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

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


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

Tuomi Electric Chip Tuomi, Electrical Contractor Residential & Commercial Douglass Construction Inc. 583-4728 Custom Homes/Remodeling/Drawings Harrison 30 years exp. in Lakes Region EXCAVATION Phil Douglass, 647-3732 Jeff Douglass, 647-9543 K.S. Whitney Excavation Sweden Rd. Bridgton Sitework – Septic Systems Quality Custom Carpentry Materials delivered Specializing in remodeling & additions Kevin 207-647-3824 Jeff Juneau Naples Snow’s Excavation 207-655-5903 Complete site work COUNSELING Foundations-Septic-Lots cleared 207-647-2697 Ellia Manners, LCPC In Her Own Image/Counseling for Women EXERCISE/FITNESS Call for brochure/Insurance accepted Dee’s BodyCraft 207-647-3015 Bridgton Personal Training, Aerobics, Pilates Certified – Experienced DANCE INSTRUCTION Bridgton 647-9599 The Ballroom Dance - Exercise - Yoga - Aikido FOUNDATIONS Main St., Harrison, Maine Henry’s Concrete Construction 207-583-6964 Foundations, Slabs, Floors DENTAL SERVICES Harrison Tel. 583-4896


McHatton’s Cleaning Service Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning Bridgton Dental Hygiene Care, PA Fire, Smoke, Soot, Water Complete oral hygiene care – infant Certified Technicians to senior Bridgton 647-2822, 1-800-850-2822 Most dental insurances, MaineCare 207-647-4125


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

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

Jetport Denture Center Full dentures – partial dentures Relines – repairs Austin Carbone, LD & Kelly Richardson, LD 171 Portland Rd, Bridgton 207-274-1887

GARAGE DOORS Naples Garage Door Co. Installation & repair services Free estimates Naples 207-693-3480 Roberts Overhead Doors Commercial/residential – free estimates Now offering Master Card & Visa 207-595-2311

at 415-9837 or e-mail at terry. or Nicholas Chalmers at 256-9117 or email to offer your assistance. Hope to see you there! Lucia Terry Bridgton

Fool’s errand

To The Editor: “You can fool some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time, but you cannot fool all of the people all of the time.” (attributed to Abraham Lincoln, 16th president of United States). President Obama might be well advised to pay heed to Abraham Lincoln’s advice. The president is now trying to fool all of the people all of the time, which as Lincoln said is a fool’s errand. Based on his latest series of speeches, in which he says that Fast and Furious (an American Border Patrolman’s death is still unaccounted for), Benghazi (an American Ambassador’s, two Navy HAIRDRESSERS The Hairitage One Beavercreek Farm Rd. (top of Packard’s Hill – Rte 302) Vicki Crosby Owner/Stylist Tami Prescott, Nail Specialist 647-8355

HARDWARE L. M. Longley & Son Hardware/Plumbing/Heating/Metal Shops Electrical/Welding supplies/Housewares Main St., Norway, ME 743-8924

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

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

INSURANCE Ace Insurance Agency Inc. Home/Auto/Commercial 43 East Main Street Denmark 1-800-452-0745 Chalmers Ins. Agency 100 Main St., Bridgton Tel. 647-3311 Oberg Insurance Auto, Home, Business, Life 132 Main St., Bridgton Tel. 647-5551, 888-400-9858

August 8, 2013, The Bridgton News, Page D Seal’s and an attaches’ deaths are still unaccounted for), NSA data mining violating the Fourth Amendment (nobody fired, program still going), and IRS voter suppression (stonewalling, program still going on) are “phony scandals.” Really! Just how are these events “phony”. Did they not happen? Did nobody die? Were groups opposed to the president’s policies not savaged by the IRS? Was due process adhered to or were warrants issued before the people’s right to “…be secure in their persons, houses, papers and effects…” was violated. Maybe the President doesn’t think these events are important? Really! What does he think is important? Golf outings, budget busting trips for his family, cronies and himself (recent trip to Africa).  Evidently, he confuses the aggrandizement of government and the accumulation of power with his constitutional responsibility, upon which he swore an oath, to preserve and protect the Constitution and the American people’s unalienable rights to life, libMOVING Bridgton Moving Residential & light commercial Glynn Ross 240 N. High St. – 647-8255 671-2556 (cell)

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

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

LANDSCAPING Cabins to Castles, Inc. Design/Build/Landscapes Shoreline Restoration 207-452-2997

LAWN MAINTENANCE Chapman’s Lawn & Yard Care Mowing-Cleanup-Brush cutting Debris removal – Bark mulch Blaine Chapman 647-5255 Durgin’s Seasonal cleanups Lawn care & Landscaping 207-739-9022

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

MASONRY Thurston’s Stoneworks/Masonry Serving western Maine Full service masonry since 1993 Free estimates – fully insured Tel. 207-650-0017

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

REFRIGERATION/A/C Tech Air HVAC/R Residential/Commercial/Industrial 207-890-3836/

RUBBISH SERVICE ABC Rubbish Weekly Pick-up Container Service Tel. 743-5417 Bridgton Trash & Rubbish Service Bridgton/Naples/Harrison/Fryeburg Weekly & 1-time pickups – Cleanouts Tel. 207-595-4606 The Dump Guy

PAINTING CONTRACTORS Insured – Junk removal

Basement and attic cleanouts George Jones Quality Painters 207-450-5858 Interior/Exterior – Fully Insured Free Estimates Excellent References SELF STORAGE 207-318-3245 Bridgton Storage 409 Portland Rd Jerry’s Painting Service 28 units & 4000’ open barn Quality Painting – Interior/Exterior Bridgton 647-3206 Fully Insured – Free Estimates JB Self Storage 207-527-2552 Rt. 5 Lovell, Maine Webber Painting & Restoration Monthly/yearly secure storage Exterior & Interior painting 207-925-3045 Repairs/Installations/Modifications Fully insured – Estimates – References SEPTIC TANK PUMPING Craig, 207-831-8354 Dyer Septic PEST CONTROL Septic systems installed & repaired Site work-emergency service-ecofriendly Protect Pest Services 1-877-250-4546 207-583-4546 Service designed to need & budget Free inspections and estimates SURVEYORS 40 yrs. experience 207-321-9733


Paw Prints Health Food Store For your pet Southern Maine Retirement Services 647-9907 Medicare Supplements & Prescription Plans Life and Long-Term Care Insurance PLUMBING & HEATING 150 Main St., Bridgton 1-866-886-4340 A Plus Plumbing & Heating Inc. KENNELS Plumbing Supplies – LP Gas BBQ Gas Grill Parts & Access. Bridgton Veterinary Kennels Portland St., Bridgton 647-2029 Boarding Route 117, Bridgton, Me. Collins Plumbing & Heating Inc. Tel. 647-8804 Specializing in repair service in Wiley Road Kennels Groom & Board Wiley Rd, Naples 207-693-3394

erty and property. I can’t recall just when the president was elevated to HRH Barrack, the First; I guess he anointed himself. Perhaps the American people should send him a message in 2014 and elect representatives and senators: • Who understand the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, checks and balances, the co-equal branches of government, the unique roll of each branch and the Constitution’s restrictions on the power of the president, the Congress and the Judiciary. • Who understand that government, by its nature, can’t solve problems but, rather, in almost all cases is the problem (a tip of the hat to President Reagan). • Who understand that crony capitalism diminishes the middle class, accentuates the disparity of income between the workers and the bosses, increases the ranks of the poor and divides groups against each other (divide and conquer). • Who understand that free market capitalism increases LETTERS, Page D

The Lake Region  647-4436

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

Maine Survey Consultants, Inc. Land Information Services P.O. Box 485, Harrison, Maine Off: 583-6159 D. A. Maxfield Jr., P.L.S. Over 10,000 surveys on file

TOWING Stuart Automotive Free Junk Car Removal 838-9569

TREE SERVICE Q-Team & Cook’s Tree Service Removal-pruning-cabling-chipping Stump grinding-bucket work-bobcat Crane-licensed & fully insured Q Team 693-3831 or Cook’s 647-4051 Toll free 207-693-3831 Rice Tree Service – Sheldon Rice

PROPERTY MANAGEMENT Complete tree service – free estimates

Removal-prune-chipping-stump grinding Clement Bros. Lawn and Landscape Licensed and insured Organic lawn & garden maintenance Utility and Landscape Arborist Waterford ME – 583-2474 Shoreline restoration Creative stonework, property watch VETERINARY Snowplowing & sanding 207-693-6646 N. D. Beury, DVM Handy Hands Property Maintenance Spay/Neuter – Well-pet care North Bridgton Comprehensive custom service Caretaking – long or short term For Appointment 583-2121 A-Z/lot clearing to structure & Bridgton Veterinary Hospital 647-8291 grounds care Small Animal Medicine & Surgery J Team Property Services Rt. 117, Bridgton, ME 647-8804 Property security checks-Handyman repairs Fryeburg Veterinary Hospital Fully insured – Painting/carpentry Small Animal Medicine & Surgery Fall/Spring cleanups – Lawn care Route 302, Fryeburg Home/rental home cleaning John England 207-650-9057 207-935-2244 Vigilant Guard Security Property management and maintenance Wstn. Maine – 632 Rocky Knoll Rd, Denmark 207-739-9077

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

Norway Veterinary Hospital Naples Clinic Corner Rte. 302 & Lambs Mill Rd. By Appointment 693-3135 Rozzie May Animal Alliance Low-cost spay/neuter - Conway, NH By appointment 603-447-1373

WELDING Iron Man Welding/Metal Sales Fabrication and repairs No job too small Construction – homeowners or business Lge. inventory steel/metal in stock/spec. order 647-8291


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



Part of the Chalmers Group

100 Main Street, Bridgton, ME 04009 Phone: 207-647-3311 Fax: 207-647-3003 BN 32


FARM HELP — Need barn clean- SEASONED FIREWOOD — ing for dairy goat herd in Denmark. Cut, split & delivered. $235 a cord. Call Helen 452-2772, e-mail cap- Call Jack at 207-647-8146. 14t31x 1t32 $5 FOR TATTERED – U.S. Flag SEEKING BOOTH — operators. when purchasing new U.S. Flag 3’x Established clientele preferred. 5’ or larger. Maine Flag & Banner, tf46 Large open salon in heavy traffic Windham, 893-0339. center. Inquire at Shear Techniques in Naples. Ask for Amy. 693- FIREWOOD — Seasoned or 4t29x green. Cut, split & delivered. Call 3052. Wendell Scribner at 583-4202. DUE TO PROGRAM — expan- 10t24x sion we are now accepting resumes for 2 teacher aide positions. Candi- SCREENED LOAM — Please dates must have CDA and/or ECE call Ron between 4 p.m. and 8 18t27x and certified in CPR/First Aid. p.m. 595-8359. Only resumes will be considered. CANOE OVERSIZED — 16Experience may be considered foot, good condition. Includes comparable. Some evening hours paddles and life jackets. $300. will be required and occasional 452-2585. tf31 weekends, schedule will vary. FMI please call 207-647-2245 and FOR SALE — Craftsman 2t31x commercial router and table, Sears speak with the Director. 10” table saw, Delta 900 radial TEMPORARY PART-TIME (heavy duty), used by homeowner — rental clerk/counter person at only. All in good condition. Best Causeway Marina in Naples. Starts offer. 647-1173. 2t32x Aug. 12 and ends Oct. 12. Salary negotiable. Call 693-6832 and ask SAILBOAT HUNTER 212 — 1t32 Trailer, 2HP Honda, extra set of for Dan. new sails. $7,600.00. 647-2321. SACO RIVER CANOE — & 6t30x Kayak is looking for dependable delivery drivers who have a good VEHI­CLES FOR SALE driving record and are able to inde- 2008 CHEVROLET — Silvarado pendently load and unload canoes. Van, 8-foot step-in, Steel Leer If you enjoy working with the Cap, Vortec engine, 48,811 miles. public, and don’t mind having fun $17,000 Naples 693-5074. 4t31x while you work, then come see us. Send resumes to Saco River Canoe JESUS IS LORD – new and & Kayak, PO Box 100, Fryeburg, used auto parts. National locator. ME 04037 or e-mail info@sacoriv- Most parts 2 days. Good used cars. tf18 Ovide’s Used Cars, Inc., Rte. 302 tf30 Bridg­ton, 207-647-5477.


WITS END CHILD CARE — Center & Community Resource is happy to announce we will be providing a bi-monthly “date night” for currently enrolled families and surrounding community members, this will be based on a first come, first served basis. Also now accepting registrations for pre-school and junior pre-school classes. FMI call 207-647-2245 or 207-615-4098 for preregistration. 2t31x

BACKHOE/YORK RAKE — for hire by hour or job. Driveway grading/underground power/landscaping, etc. Insured. Call Michael 4t30x Ginty, 595-1374.

Rte. 302, Bridgton

IF YOU NEED ANYTHING — cleaned up or hauled off to the transfer station, my trailer is 6’-x10’. Chuck’s Maintenance, 7434t32x 9889.


Housekeeper Maintenance Front Desk



EXCAVATING – Have hoe, will travel. Site work, foundations dug, back filling, septic systems, sand, loam, gravel. Call Brad Chute, tf44 653-4377 or 627-4560.


FIREWOOD — Delivered in halfcord loads. Call Ron between 4 p.m. 18t27x and 8 p.m. 595-8359. SPEEDBOAT — 1966 Century mahogany 16’ 185 gray marine. 888 original hours. Needs some plank restoration. 1988 trailer. $7,500. 693-6701 Sonny 0405513t23x 1535.



FRYEBURG/BRIDGTON — line, near Harvest Hills. 1-bedroom with den on 2nd floor of 2-family. Open floor plan includes electric & basic cable, woodstove and plenty of parking. 2 acres. Available August, pets considered. $795 month. Call Ed at 617-680-6802. 4t29x

WEST BALDWIN — 2-bedroom house, carpeted, 2 baths, small loft, washer/dryer/dishwasher. No smoking. No pets. Quiet location. $780 per month. 787-2121. 4t32x

AIRPORT CAR EXPRESS – Luxury sedan or minivan transportation to and from regional airports, bus and train stations. 24 hr. operation with advance reservation. Major credit cards accepted. Child or booster seat upon request. 207-893-8294. 26t32x

NAPLES — 3-bedroom mobile home with huge master bedroom addition. Clean and updated with large yard. No pets. $750 month plus utilities, 1st, last, deposit. 221tf31 3423. NAPLES — Off Rte. 35, quiet, one-bedroom, 1st floor, pine paneling, built-in book shelves, coinop laundry onsite, no smoking, no pets, 1st and one-month security required, $700 month, oil heat & electricity included. 207-899-5052. tf11 NAPLES — 2nd floor apartment with 2 bedrooms/1 bath, kitchen, living room, washer & dryer and a deck on the back side of the house. Available for rent September 1st. $800 month includes heat. FMI 1t32 call 207-838-8301. BRIDGTON — 16 S. High St. Non-smoking, no pets. 1 bedroom on second floor, office space, quiet, safe building. Includes heat, hot water, off street parking. Walking distance to Main St., town beach, church. Coin-op laundry on site. $725 month. First last and security requested. References checked. tf28 207-632-8508.

WEST BRIDGTON — 2-bedroom apartment available. $695 WANTED TO BUY month & security deposit. Includes heat. 1-year lease. No smoking. No TICKETS — for John Hiatt SMAC pets. 207-450-4271. EHO tf18 Sunday, Aug. 11. 595-0512. 2t31x ROOMMATE WANTED — PriFOR RENT vate, immaculate home, new propBRIDGTON — 1st floor apart- erty, off Hio Ridge Road, Bridgton. ment, 1½ bedrooms, large kitchen, 1st floor bedroom & private bath, full bath, walk to downtown. $750 laundry facility. $500 includes all month, partial utilities. First & secu- utilities. Call Jon at 595-2969. 3t30x tf31 rity. Call 603-494-0325.



• Good Selection of Costume Jewelry & Silver • Vintage Clothing • Sports Cards • Comic Books, Life Magazine & More • Old Tools DRYING • Antique Showcases – RACKS – 5 Sizes all different sizes, a few modern & towers

Open Daily 10am to 5pm or by appt. • 207-693-6550 679 Roosevelt Trail, Naples, ME 04055 (next to Naples Shopping Center)

Call 207-627-1126 for more information.



Immediate need for a Potato Inspector in the Fryeburg region. Qualifications: ♦ High school diploma or GED equivalent. ♦ Must be dependable. ♦ Have reliable transportation. ♦ Willing to make a job commitment. Paid training will be held in Presque Isle for three weeks. Interested persons should respond immediately for consideration.



Call Wayne Cadman for a free estimate

647-5453 or 647-5945

FOR LEASE Bridgton

Prime Route 302 retail/office space. 2,000 to 4,000 sq. ft. available. Call Mr. Johnson

207.252.9821 Driveways • Parking Lots Recycled Asphalt Patch Work • Sealcoating Rubberized Crack Filling

Valid Driver’s License and Good Driving Record Required. Pick up an application at Saco Bound in Center Conway, N.H., or apply in person. Inquiries or resumes may be e-mailed to: 1T32CD

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is accepting applications for the following 2013/2014 positions:

SPECIAL SERVICES TEACHER, Self-contained Classroom Serving students with various disabilities including autism, intellectual disability and multiple disabilities. Maine Certification 282 endorsement or eligible to be certified. Experience preferred, but not necessary. SPECIAL SERVICES/SUPERINTENDENT’S OFFICE SECRETARY Year-round, part-time position to start. High School diploma; minimum of five years job-related experience; additional businessrelated experience and/or training preferred. Database, spreadsheet, word processing computer skills; excellent communication and public relations skills; dependability, respect for confidentiality, and quality work ethic required. SCHOOL SECRETARY, Denmark School School-year position. High School diploma; minimum of five years job-related experience; additional business-related experience and/or training preferred. Database, spreadsheet, word processing computer skills; excellent communication skills; dependability, respect for confidentiality, and quality work ethic required. FIELD HOCKEY COACH, Molly Ockett Middle School: Experience preferred GIRLS SOCCER COACH, Molly Ockett Middle School: Experience preferred SCHOOL BUS DRIVER(S), route or co-curricular TBD; substitute drivers BUS AIDE(S) SUBSTITUTE TEACHERS: come to Superintendent’s Office for a packet $70 Criminal Record History Check [CHRC] required if hired Application Deadline: Thursday, August 15 For application and more information, please visit Send application, resume material, and letters of reference to: Jay Robinson, Superintendent of Schools 124 Portland Street, Fryeburg, Maine 04037 (207) 935-2600 * FAX (207) 935-3787 EOE



186 Portland Road (Route 302), Bridgton, ME 04009 Phone: 207-647-8821 Fax: 207-647-3285

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• Tree Removal • House Lot Clearing • Pruning • Brush Mowing


• We Buy Standing Timber • Crane Work • Firewood



LAND — Western Maine land YARD SALES with owner financing. www. GARAGE SALE — Antiques, Tel: 207-743glassware, linens, prints, furniture 1t32x 8703. and lots more. Fri. 9-5, Sat. 9-5, BUSINESS SERVICES Rte. 37, 563 No. Bridgton Road, 1t32x Bridgton. RON PERRY CARPENTRY — Renovations and new construction. COMMUNITY YARD SALE — 35 years of experience, no job too Aug. 10, Fryeburg New Church, 12 small or too big. Bridgton, Me. Oxford Street, Fryeburg. From 8-3. 4t30x Furniture, antiques, kitchen items, 978-502-7658. linens, tools, sports equipment, HEAP HAULERS — Towing clothes, toys, holiday decorations, service. Cash paid for junk cars. and more! Rain or shine. 1t32x tf12 Call 655-5963. COMMUNITYFLEAMARKET LOOKING FOR HOUSES — — Fryeburg Fairgrounds, Sundays or camps to paint for 2013 season. 7 a.m. - 2 p.m. June 30-Sept. 1. Fully insured, free estimates. Expo 1 and outside. Vendor space Dirigo Custom Painting, 743- available. Info 603-662-3147. 4t32x 9889. 10t26



Part-time, flexible hours. Competitive hourly pay rate. Personal care experience (CNA/PSS) is a plus. A commitment to helping others is a must.

NAPLES — Three-bedroom duWANTED plex, Rte. 35. Three-season porch, private yard, no smoking, no pets, $1,100 month includes heat plus GENTLY USED — children’s books needed for Bridgton Literacy security deposit. 207-899-5052 tf27 Taskforce giveaways. Drop off at 3 Pleasant Street or call Bill for free REAL ESTATE FOR SALE pickup 647-5209. tf21



Mature, caring adult in the Lovell area invited to become a member of a unique team of professionals who help our neighbors remain living in their own homes with dignity. We are FirstLight Home Care, an in-home care company.

DEN­MARK HOUSE — Painting, Inc. Inter­ior and Exterior Paint­ing. Also, Paper­hang­ing. 40 years of painting ex­pe­ri­ence. Call for esti­mates. Call John Math­ews, 207-452-2781. tf49

207-925-1758 or 617-698-0263

Contact Janet Collomy, RN, DON at 647-8821 to apply.

Extraordinary people providing exceptional care.

BRIDGTON — 1-bedroom apartment, 1st floor. Has additional small room that can be used as second bedroom. Mid-town, nice building and grounds. Off-street parking. Caretaker on premises. Snow removal, garbage taken away, water, heat, Wi-fi included. $700 month plus $800 security. Available Aug. 2t32x 20. 647-0983.



WORK WANTED Classified line ads are now posted on our website at NO EXTRA CHARGE! CONTRACTOR — Semi-retired, looking for plumbing and electric work in the local area. Call HELP WANTED tf45 647-8026. PART-TIME BARTENDER — at the Back Burner Restaurant in MAINTENANCE WORK — by Brownfield. Experience preferred. hour, by day, by week or by job. 2t31x Free estimates. Call 627-4649. Apply in person. 4t30x



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


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GARAGE SALE/MOVING SALE — Saturday, August 10th. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., 402 Cole Hill Road, Standish. Turn on to Cole Hill Road off of Route 114 next to railroad tracks. Follow paved road for 2 miles until it ends and then look for signs. Lots of furniture, kitchen items, linens, appliances. 1t32

GARAGE SALE — Antiques, glass, linens, prints, some furniture. Sat. & Sun., Aug. 10th-11th, 94. New cherry wall cabinet, chandelier-type light and much more. Route 302, Bridgton, across from Rivard’s Auction House. 33 Brocklebank Drive, 3rd house on 1t32x right. No early birds.

PLEASE CONSIDER – donating your leftover garage sale items and your attic, basement and closet overflow to Harvest Hills Animal Shelter. Go to our website www. for details or call tf3 935-4358, ext. 21.

YARD SALE — Aug. 10 & 11, 9-2. Century of collecting. Rain or shine. Main Street, Lovell Village. Rugs, Tupperware, dishes, appliances, bedding, old records 1t32 and music sheets & etc.

ESTATE SALE 133 Notch Rd., Hiram, Maine Fri. – Sun., August 9 – 11 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. (2 p.m. on Sunday) Barn full of 40 years of antique collecting. Pictures can be seen at: All items in barn are for sale, and some from the home. No early birds, no exceptions.

WANTED GUNS - AMMO US • German • Japanese Buy • Sell • Trade TFCD47

Sweden Trading Post 207-647-8163

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(Continued from Page D) opportunity for all groups, creates jobs, strengthens the middle class, increases wages and eliminates the need for class warfare. • Who understands that the private sector, because of the profit motive and competition, does most everything better than the government (the enumerated areas allowed by the Constitution excepted — the military, foreign affairs, some forms of infrastructure and the value of money). • Who understand that government is instituted by the people to protect their life, liberty and property. • Who understand that the government is instituted to serve the people; not the other way around.  The president also, seems to think that if he can only have enough resources (read money out of our pockets) he will somehow turn the economy into a government fueled economic recovery.    Despite running trillion dollar deficits, the president says he needs more money to jump-start the economy.  The President has been jumpstarting the economy for five years now with dismal results. I seriously doubt that the sixth year will have a different result. Remember Einstein’s admonition that insanity is “doing the same thing over and over again, expecting a different result.” The problem that the president has with his Progressive economics is that it has never worked anywhere in the world. There is a reason for this; the whole system is dependent on other people’s money, which will eventually run out (a tip of the hat to Lady Thatcher).  Progressives are not particularly stupid, but like most ideologues they have become vested in their ideas and comfortable with the power that they have accumulated. Maintaining their power and prestige becomes all consuming and more important than what their stated goals are; for progressives it becomes the end that justifies any means. The assumption of omnipotence inevitably leads to the kinds of abuse of power that is rampant in the EPA, the IRS and FEC (the abuses are coming so fast that by the time this is printed there are likely to be additional examples). Obamacare is forcing people into a medical insurance scheme that does nothing to improve the delivery of medical services and in fact decreases the quality and increases the cost of medical services The worm has turned, however, and the middle class is starting to figure out that, to paraphrase Pogo, “We have seen the taxpayer and he is us.” You can’t fool all of the people all of the time Mr. President. Jock MacGregor North Sebago

A paddling success

To The Editor: What an exciting evening was had by all who attended the Naples Public Library’s Paddle Art Auction last Saturday night! Many local art lovers, as well as friends “from away,” had a terrific time out-bidding each other for the pleasure of taking home one of the 25 beautiful works created by local artists. The trustees of the library wish to thank all of the attendees and bidders, the artists who

donated their time and talents, all the volunteers who helped make the evening a success, our advertisers, as well as the Naples Country Club and Mr. Dick Dyke for his generous support. Helen Brown Treasurer Naples Public Library

A ranting old man?

To The Editor: On Jan. 1, I was laid off from my job due to lack of work. I was lucky enough to find a part-time job right here in town, but part-time doesn’t pay the bills. In the last seven months, I have put out at least 100 applications and resumes. I am a heavy equipment operator and have all the licenses to go with it, along with over 30 years of experience. I recently put in an application and resume in one of the neighboring towns and again, no interview. Nothing but a letter stating that another candidate was hired. Here is my problem. It is illegal to discriminate against age, but they all do it, including municipalities. I am 59 years old and can hold my own with the best of them, but none of the jobs that I have gone for will come right out and say that (age) is the problem. I suppose that they look at it that when you push 60, all you are good for is a Walmart greeter. I am in extremely good shape and can handle about any job out there, but have got to the point of being really discouraged in the job market. I guess letters of recommendation and resumes don’t mean anything any more. It’s not what you know, but who you know. Thank you for your time, for listening to the rantings of an old man. Robert Healey Bridgton

Preachers & politicians

To The Editor: God’s word (The Christ), through His word (the Bible) can and does tell us how to know if the preacher is a true man of God or a wolf in sheep’s clothing. For in Matthew 7:15 and 16a we read, “Beware of false preachers, teachers and prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, for inwardly they are ravening wolves. Ye shall know them by their fruits.” ACP/KJV Just as we can tell if a preacher is preaching what God said or what he wants his listeners to think God said by checking what he says by reading the Bible, we can likewise tell if a politician is being honest to his or her campaign speech promises and his or her oath to uphold the Constitution by looking at his or her roll call votes. We, in Maine, have two politicians serving us in the United States Senate — Susan Collins, who refers to herself as a Republican, and Angus King, who claims to be an Independent. Both of them have a roll call vote history and each can be checked by accessing the official U.S. Government website thomas.   By following the roll call votes of politicians, you will quickly find out how truthful they are.  Senator Susan Collins, while claiming to be Republican, votes in line with the Republican Party platform less than 40% of the time. Angus King, while claiming to be an Independent, according to the Bangor Daily News, votes in line with the Democratic Party line a whopping 90% of the time. Further study of


their roll call voting record shows that neither King nor Collins comes even close to supporting and upholding the U.S. Constitution with 10% of their votes, meaning they vote against upholding the U.S. Constitution more than 90% of the time. I believe we in Maine can do better if we knew our Constitutions and have better representatives at all level of politics. For just as those who do not know the word of God and who do not study His Bible will, without a doubt, be deceived by wolves in sheep’s clothing from the pulpit, so are those who refuse to know their Constitution guaranteed to be robbed of their Constitutional Rights while being deceived by lying politicians who claim to be Republicans or Independents.  In all fairness, it must be pointed out that I know of no politician, who aligns himself or herself with the party of the Democrat, that does not support and vote the Democrat party line. I know of no prolife Democrat, I know of no Democrat that supports the Bill of Rights or abides by their oath of office. I do not know of one Democrat who supports traditional marriage or supports legislation making it a crime to teach students lies in the public schools. The Lord God of Creation, Christ Jesus is of course once again proven right when He said, some 1,970 years ago, “Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves. Ye shall know them by their fruits.”  Pastor Bob Celeste Harrison


To The Editor: The more I think about the U.S. Senate immigration reform bill, the greater is my disdain bordering on contempt for those 68 U.S. Senators, including Angus King and Susan Collins, who voted for that “monstrosity.” As I read through and absorbed S.744, the 1,198page “monstrosity” titled the “Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act,” I can see the fingerprints of the advocates for illegal aliens all over the bill. Consider Social Security, one of our “sacred” institutions. The 1986 amnesty law sought to insure that workers applying for jobs in America were legal and were authorized to work here by establishing I-9, the form requiring prospective employees to present documents that proved their identity and work authorization. The Social Security card was the most important of these documents, but there was no way to verify the legitimacy of it, or any of the other designated documents. This led to massive document fraud. S.744 seeks to correct this by mandating the development of “Fraud-resistant, Tamper-resistant, Wear-resistant, and Identity Theft-resistant Social Security Cards,” but 27, repeat, 27 years after the 1986 amnesty law was passed. There is, curiously, a provision that states “The Commissioner of Social Security shall restrict the issuance of multiple replacement social security cards to any individual to three per year and 10 for the life of the individual.” Why allow so many replacements? Why three cards per year, up to 10 per lifetime? Will this be another way to scam the system? You bet. And, there is the issue of payments into the Social Security Trust Fund. A White House reports states, “That the immigration bill would add nearly $300 billion to the Social Security Trust

Fund over the next decade and would improve Social Security’s finances over the long run…” The number may be correct, but the conclusion is wrong. It doesn’t take into account what will happen when the illegal aliens “come out of the shadows” and become Registered Provisional Immigrants (RPI). Sec. 2107 does state that, “no quarter of coverage shall be credited” to the illegal aliens who become RPIs – “quarter” being a quarter of a year, which is how you accrue social security benefits. There is, however, an ‘attestation’ provision that allows the individual to “submit an attestation to the Commissioner of Social Security that the individual was authorized to be employed in the United States…” Will they make such “attestations” even if they worked here in an unauthorized status? Of course they will. This would be just one more fraudulent document they have been using since their illegal entry into this country. Thus, they will be claiming benefits at retirement and depleting, not improving, the Social Security finances. I hope none of you slugs out there still support this “monstrosity.” Bob Casimiro Bridgton


To The Editor: After reading your frontpage article on “Water Woes” in the Aug. 1 issue of The Bridgton News, I would like to challenge all lakefront associations with shared community swim areas to write our legislature petitioning Maine elected officials to rewrite what I believe the most discriminating law to be passed in the state of Maine. The Regulation of Swim Areas on Inland Waters forbids private common area swim communities from putting out roping designating their swim area to protect their children from the harm of ignorant boat owners. As a resident of Bridgton, a boater, and secretary of the Christmas Tree Shores Association in Bridgton, I find it hard to believe that the lives of our children has been ignored to allow fishermen the opportunity to get closer to shore to fish. Boaters, including those that enjoy fishing, have the entire lake to enjoy their sport. Swimmers can only stay close to shore.  As noted in the article on Aug. 1, there seems to be different interpretations of the law. Campgrounds and public areas do have the privilege to put ropes out to designate swim areas. The Town of Bridgton believes private associations do not have the privilege to rope off swim areas. Therefore, the legislature should better define it’s ruling and rethink the purpose of the law and how it relates to all people of Maine, not just fishermen on Sebago Lake. Why are private association swimmers discriminated against when boaters, campgrounds, public areas and fishermen are not? Since this law has been enacted and we have been required to remove our swim area ropes, the Christmas Tree Shores common beach has had boats coming within feet of our children swimming on a daily basis.  My biggest concern is someday a child will be swimming under water only to come up and be hit by a boat, canoe or kayak. One would think it is a common courtesy that if there is a swim dock off shore or people swimming in the water, that boats, kayaks, canoes and all personal watercraft would go around the swim area and not come between the swim dock and shore. Sadly, this is not the case. We have even had a large ponLETTERS, Page D


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Mary S. Burns

Esther H. Pratt

Robert B. Allan

CAPE ELIZABETH — Mary “Aunt Mamie” Sarah Burns, 89, of Cape Elizabeth, died peacefully, Saturday, Aug. 3, 2013 in the Gosnell Hospice House Garden surrounded by her family and the Gosnell staff. She was born in Portland on June 30, 1924, the daughter of Edward L. and Mary F. Levesque Delaney. Mary attended Sacred Heart School and was a 1942 graduate of Cathedral High School. Following high school, Mary went to work for New England Telephone & Telegraph Company. Her career with the telephone company lasted over 30 years. Mary lived out of state briefly and worked in another field for a short time before returning to the phone company. She retired at age 57. She was a longtime communicant of St. Bartholomew Church; a lifetime member of the Telephone Pioneers of America and the Cape Elizabeth Garden Club. Mary loved flowers and enjoyed gardening at her home. She was a very fussy well-organized housekeeper. She enjoyed cats, especially “Capt. Coon.” Mary was fond of the beach and loved spending time at the ocean. As a younger woman, she enjoyed traveling to the beaches of the Caribbean and Florida. She often spoke fondly of her trip to England. Mary was predeceased by three brothers, James, John and Robert Delaney; and two sisters, Catherine Lorello and Dorothy Larsen. Mary is survived by a brother, Edward Delaney of Philadelphia, Pa.; 19 nieces and nephews, including Paul Larsen of Raymond; 40great nieces and nephews and six great-great-nieces and nephews. Visitation was held Tuesday Aug. 6, 2013 at Conroy-Tully Crawford South Portland Chapel, 1024 Broadway, South Portland. Prayers were recited Wednesday at the South Portland Chapel followed by a 10 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial at Sacred Heart/ St. Dominic Church, Mellon Street, Portland. Interment was at Riverside Cemetery, Cape Elizabeth. Those desiring may make donations to: Monastery of the Precious Blood, 166 State St., Portland, ME 04101.

FALMOUTH — Esther H. (Howe) Pratt, 83, of Falmouth, died peacefully on Aug. 1, 2013 at Mercy Hospital in Portland. Esther was born in Portland on Sept. 11, 1929, the daughter of the late Charles and Ethel Howe. She grew up in the Portland area and was a graduate of Deering High School. Esther married Butler H. Pratt Jr. and together they began a new family. Esther would stay at home to care for her husband and children, but that did not mean she led a quiet life. Esther was a very active woman in both youth and later on in life. She loved to roller-skate and cross country ski, and along with her husband she traveled the country in their R.V. enjoying all the sights of America. She knew how to stretch a penny and provide for her family, whom she loved so much. Above all things, Esther was a natural caregiver. Her loving and compassionate nature made her a true friend to many. She will be dearly missed by her loving family and many friends. Predeceasing Esther was her husband, Butler H. Pratt Jr.; and two brothers, Charles and Ernest Howe. Surviving are her children, Cheryl Pothoven of Seattle, Wash., David Pratt of Jasper, Fla., Brian Pratt of Falmouth and Michelle Fox of Harrison; three brothers, Robert Howe of Ogden, Utah, Arnold “Bud” Howe of Westbrook and Thomas Howe of South Portland; eight grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. A graveside service was held on Wednesday, Aug. 7, at Pine Grove Cemetery, 9 Waites Landing Road, Falmouth. Care for Esther and her family has been entrusted to the Jones, Rich & Hutchins Funeral Home of Portland.

NORWAY — Robert B. Allan, 90, died on Sunday, Aug. 4, 2013, at Stephens Memorial Hospital of complications from multiple sclerosis. Born in Westbrook on Dec. 22, 1922, he was the son of Dorothy and James Allan Jr. He graduated from Gorham High School. Bob served in the 12th Armored Division of the U.S. Army during WWII, crossing France into Germany with General Patten and the 3rd Armored Division as a tank commander. His tank was hit, resulting in serious injuries that earned him the Bronze Star and the Purple Heart. Bob married Lorena Clark of Westbrook on Aug. 11, 1945. They lived at Little Sebago Lake for many years where he enjoyed boating, ice fishing and taking all the family water skiing on Sundays. Bob was the fleet mechanic at Nissen Bakery in Portland. His great knowledge and love of auto engines resulted in his collecting and restoring many classic and antique cars — mostly Fords and especially Model A’s. Bob and Lorena enjoyed touring with their friends in the Back Forty Antique Auto Club. His remarkable ability to fix, repair, or piece together any engine was a valuable asset on those tours! Following Lorena’s death in 2004, he went to live with his daughter, Judy, on Long Lake in Harrison. For the past year, he was a resident at the Maine Veterans’ Home in South Paris. Robert was a member of Harmony Lodge #38 of the Masons in Gorham since 1951. Robert was predeceased by his wife of 59 years, Lorena; brother James and sister Adrith Shaw. He is survived by two daughters, Judy Gaouette of Harrison and Nancy Bryson of Steuben; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. Visiting hours will be from 4 to 6 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 9, 2013, at the Dolby Funeral Chapel, 434 River Road, Windham. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 10, 2013, at the chapel. Interment will follow at Hillside Cemetery, Huston Road, Gorham. For online condolences, please visit In lieu of flowers, contributions in Mr. Allan’s memory may be made to the charity of one’s choice.

Emerson Clough NORWAY — Emerson Clough, 95, of Bethel, passed away on Saturday, Aug, 3, 2013 at Norway Rehabilitation and Living Center. He was born in Bethel on Dec. 17, 1917, the son of Robert and Mabel Bryant Clough. He attended school in Bethel, then did some logging and went to work on different farms. He enlisted in the Army in 1941 and served in the European Theater of Operations. He saw action in Africa, Sicily, France, Belgium and Germany before he was discharged in 1945. After returning home, he worked in the woods and did some mining. When the opportunity arose, he went to work in the construction field as a laborer, retiring in 1979. On Feb. 1, 1947, he married Adaline Stetson. They celebrated their 66th wedding anniversary this year. Since then, he has enjoyed hunting, fishing, trapping and gardening. He was an active member of the American Legion, belonged to the Laborers’ Union and was involved in the John Clough Genealogical Society. He is survived by his wife, Adaline; a son, Theron of Hebron; three daughters, Valerie (Cindy) Schroeder of West Baldwin, Rosalie Farnum of Harrison and Corinne (Connie) Lausier of Errol, N.H.; seven grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren, Ashely Schroeder and Richard Chapman; two great-great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, Robert and Mabel Bryant Clough; brother, Roger (Pete); sisters, Dorothy Gordan, Grace Morrill, Margaret Merrill and Mazie Kincaid; and a half-brother, Herman Bryant. Online condolences may be shared with his family at www. A memorial service will be held Saturday, Aug. 10, at 11 a.m. at the Jackson-Silver American Legion Hall in Greenwood (Locke Mills). A time of visitation and refreshments will immediately follow the service. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the American Cancer Society, 1 Bowdoin Mill Island, Suite 300, Topsham, ME 04086. Arrangements are under the care of Chandler Funeral Homes and Cremation Service, Greenleaf Chapel, 37 Vernon Street, Bethel.

Lindley D. Grover NAPLES — Lindley D. Grover, 51, of Naples died on Monday, July 15, 2013 after a long illness. He was born on Nov. 25, 1961. He is survived by a son, Daniel Grover of Naples; two granddaughters; brothers, Dennis Grover of Naples, Scott Grover of Portsmouth, N.H. and John Grover of Greenland, N.H.; two nephews, three nieces and his friends.

Peter H. Schoonmaker Sr.


Peter H. Schoonmaker Sr., 94, passed away peacefully on Saturday, Aug. 3, 2013. Peter led a very interesting and varied life. He was in the Army/ Air Force during WWII and flew B25s and B26s. Directly after the war, he coached the golf team at Rollins College and then met and married his wife, Doris, in 1947. Together, they raised four children. He earned several college degrees along the way, including two master’s degrees and then settled on making teaching eighth grade Science his profession of choice. He coached both golf and skiing. He loved gardening, rock and mineral hunting and reading. Providing After retiring, he and his wife moved to Maine (from New companionship, respite Jersey) and took up farming. He care, home care and lived in Casco for 30 years. transportation. Peter will be missed greatly, as he was always ready to teach 647-2149 and share his interests with one willing to learn.

Janet A. Hyler DERWOOD, MD. — Janet A. Hyler (nee Webb), 75, of Derwood, Md. and formerly of Casco, passed away on June 7, 2013. Janet is survived by her husband, Earl S. Hyler of Derwood, Md.; three children, Eric Hyler of Derwood, Md., Susan Stewart of Long Beach, Calif. and Karen Hyler of Destin, Fla.; brothers, John Webb of Bridgton and Robert Webb of Casco; and sister, Nancy Leach of Casco. Interment services will be held at Evergreen Cemetery in Portland on Wednesday, Aug. 21 at 11 a.m.

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HARRISON — Karen “Honey Bee” Wentworth, 49, passed away early Friday morning, Aug. 2, 2013 at her home with her family by her side. She passed with dignity and courage as she lived her life. She was born on Dec. 9, 1963. Karen touched so many lives in her time here. She was a loving wife, mother, daughter, sister and friend. Known lovingly as “Snack Auntie,” her home, flowers, kitchen, birds and gazebo were her passion. She will be greatly missed, but never forgotten.



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Charles A. Fillebrown Jr. WATERFORD — Charles A. Fillebrown Jr., of Waterford, died peacefully at his home on July 30, 2013. Charles was born June 22, 1944, to the late Charles and Mary Fillebrown. He attended Waterford schools and graduated in the first class of O.H.H.S. in 1962. He attended the University of Maine, studying agriculture, but he spent most of his career working as a Trooper for the Maine State Police, from which he retired after 30 years. After retirement he worked various jobs including 15 years at Oxford County Dispatch, a job he truly loved. Charlie dedicated most of his life to Maine public service. In addition to public safety, Charlie worked along with his family in their apple orchards and helped run the cider mill for many years. He also was a selectman for the town of Waterford for 12 years. He volunteered for Stoneham Rescue numerous years, spending hours helping those who needed it most. In his spare time, Charlie was an avid hunter and fisherman. He enjoyed his yearly trips to Portage Lake with his family to fish and enjoy the beauty of the Great North Woods. During these trips he thoroughly loved to eat his catch, sometimes for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Charlie leaves behind one brother, Thomas Fillebrown of Waterford; and his former wife, Gloria Fillebrown of Naples. He was father to four children, son, Charles “Gus” Fillebrown III and his wife Andrea of Stoneham; daughter Beth Ann Simmons and her husband David of Lisbon Falls; sons Doug Fillebrown and Adam Fillebrown, both of Waterford. His most favorite of all was being Grampy to his six grandchildren, including Travis and Jacob Fillebrown of Stoneham; and Caleb, Taylor, Carter and Zachary Fillebrown, all of Waterford. Charlie also leaves behind aunts, uncles, cousins and many dear friends. A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 6 at 11 a.m., at Oxford Hills Funeral Services, 1037 Main Street, Oxford. Family and friends may attend visitation on Monday evening, Aug. 5, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers please make donations to Stoneham Rescue, P.O Box 42, Stoneham, ME 04231. Online condolences may be shared with his family at

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CASCO — Winifred “Winnie” Robinson Hanscom, 86, died Sunday, Aug. 4, 2013, in Casco. She was born in Raymond on March 28, 1927, the daughter of Ivory and Lillian Hancock Robinson. She attended Raymond Elementary school and graduated from Casco High School as valedictorian in 1945. On Sept. 4, 1946 she married Alfred “Hank” Hanscom, they had four children together. They moved to Hank’s grandparents’ farm on Quaker Ridge Road in Casco, where Winnie worked hard taking care of his grandparents, their children, the farmhouse, gardening and canning vegetables. Later in life she found happiness in working at Sebago Moc in Bridgton. She was very proud bringing home her very own paycheck. Winnie loved knitting and crocheting, and she had fun selling the crafts she made at craft fairs in Maine and at a flea market in North Myrtle Beach, No. Carolina, where she and Hank wintered for many years. Winnie was predeceased by her husband “Hank” on Aug. 4, 2010 at age 86; and by her sisters Estelle Bridge, Elizabeth Jordan, Norma Page, and Wilma Avery. She is survived by her brother Ivory “Bud” Robinson; her children Cindy Bachelder and husband Brian, George Hanscom and partner Holly, Eric Hanscom and wife Diane, and Jeffrey Hanscom and wife Winona; grandchildren, Curt Hanscom and wife Leah, Belinda Van Decker and husband Ryan, Amy MacEachern, Angella Hanscom, Jennifer Smith and husband Jared, and Jeffrey Lee Hanscom; step-grandchildren Katie Sue Marcotte and Stephen Marcotte; six great-grandchildren; and four step-great-grandchildren. Visiting hours will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 9, 2013, at Hall Funeral Home, 165 Quaker Ridge Road, Casco. A private graveside service will be held at a later date at Lakeside Cemetery.

Eddie A. Jameson PORTLAND — Eddie A. Jameson, 74, of Denmark, passed away Friday, Aug. 2, 2013, at Maine Medical Center in Portland. He was born in Vinalhaven, Sept. 9, 1938, the son of Mutti and Florence Coulomb Jameson. He graduated from Wachusetts Regional High School in Holden, Mass. Ed owned his own business selling and installing floor coverings. Ed was an active member of St. Joseph Parish. He was a Fourth Degree Knight of Columbus in Council #11376. He was a member of the Finance council and an Extraordinary Minister. He was part of the Prison Ministry and was honored and humbled to be able to minister to the prisoners each month. Ed was a loyal fan of the Red Sox and the New England Patriots, regardless of their results. He enjoyed woodworking, fishing, gardening, sports and spending time on his pontoon boat. Every summer, Ed looked forward to the gathering of friends and family, and feeding everyone his “famous chicken BBQ.” Ed is survived by his wife of 35 years, Julie of Denmark; sons Wellman Brewer and wife Teresa of Aberdeen, Md., and Hamilton Brewer and wife Laura of New Gloucester; daughter-in-law Deb Jameson of Douglas, Mass.; a sister Roseanne Gonyer and husband Ron of Brooklyn, Conn.; brothers Jack and wife Sally of Oakham, Mass., and Matti of Douglas, Mass.; grandchildren Emily Brewer of New Gloucester, Paulina Brewer of Aberdeen, Md., Rory Lindahl of Aberdeen, Md. and Ryan Lindahl and wife Geneva of Seattle, Wash.; and many nieces and nephews. Ed was predeceased by a son, Eddie A. Jameson Jr. in 2009. Ed’s family would like to express its thanks and gratitude to Dr. Syed Kazmi and the entire staff at the New England Rehab hospital for the wonderful care and respect they gave Ed during his stay there. A Mass of Christian burial was celebrated Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2013, at 10 a.m. at St. Joseph Church, South High Street, Bridgton. In lieu of flowers donations in Eddie’s name may be sent to New England Rehab Hospital, Attention CEO, 335 Brighton Ave., Portland, ME 04102. Online condolences may be shared with his family at Arrangements are under the care of Chandler Funeral Homes and Cremation Service, 8 Elm Street, Bridgton.


Peter DiPalma Peter DiPalma, 80, of Bridgton, died on Wednesday, July 31, 2013, at Bridgton Hospital. He was born in Portland on June 14, 1933, the son of Peter and Nellie Mae Simpson DePalma. He served our country in the U.S. Air Force, and had been a self-employed accountant for many years. He is survived by his brothers, John DePalma of Pownal and Fred DiPalma of Davenport, Fla. He was predeceased by a sister, Louise Edwards. Services will be held at a later date and time on the Eastern Prom in Portland. Arrangements are under the care of Chandler Funeral Homes & Cremation Service, 8 Elm Street, Bridgton. Online condolences may be shared with his family at

Mary F. O’Neil NORTH SEBAGO — Mary Frances Gill O’Neil, 95, of North Sebago, formerly of Portland, beloved mother, wife and grandmother, died on Monday, Aug. 5, 2013, at her residence surrounded by her family. She was born in Portland on July 21, 1918, the daughter of William and Mary E. McGillicuddy Gill. Mary Frances was a 1935 graduate of St. Joseph’s Academy. She earned her bachelor’s degree in English at St. Joseph’s College in 1939 and a master’s degree in English at Columbia University in New York City in 1941. Prior to her marriage, Mary Frances taught high school in Old Town, Bowdoinham and in Darien, Conn. Later, after her children were grown, she also served as a substitute teacher at Catherine McAuley High School in Portland. Mary Frances began dating her future husband, John S. O’Neil, on New Year’s Eve. Upon his return from World War II, they married at St. Joseph Church on Sept. 18, 1948. Over the next many years, they raised six children in Portland. In the 1970s, Mary Frances obtained her Realtor’s license and worked several years for a local agency. As a child Mary Frances summered at Sebago Lake. For many years, she and her husband, John, rented a cottage in the area before purchasing the family summer residence, which later became a year round family home and gathering spot for many celebrations. For the past 29 years, Mary Frances has lived in North Sebago and enjoyed the tight-knit community. She and John made many friends due to their involvement with the Friends of the Spaulding Memorial Library and Sebago Lions Club. In 2009, Mary Frances received the Boston Post Cane as the oldest resident of Sebago and also served as Grand Marshall of the Sebago Days Parade. However, her biggest life achievement was raising her children and instilling strong family values. Mary Frances was predeceased by her parents; her husband John; and three brothers, William, Richard and Paul Gill. Survivors include three daughters, Mary “Fran” Perry of Freedom, N.H., Priscilla G. O’Neil of Scarborough and Patrice A. O’Neil of Scarborough; three sons, William G. O’Neil of Portland, John J. O’Neil of White River Jct., Vt. and Timothy E. O’Neil of Sebago; a sister, Priscilla Tighe of Bridgton; 10 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews. Visiting hours will be held on Thursday, Aug. 8, 2013, from 4 to 6 p.m., at Conroy-Tully Crawford South Portland Chapel, 1024 Broadway, South Portland. Prayers will be recited at 9:15 a.m. on Friday at the chapel, followed by a 10 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial at St. Maximilian Kolbe Church, 150 Black Point Road, Scarborough. Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery, South Portland. Those desiring may make donations to: Spaulding Memorial Library, 282 Sebago Rd., Sebago, ME 04029.

Harold N. Burnham Jr., M.D. RAYMOND — Harold “Hal” Nichols Burnham Jr., M.D., 86, died on July 31, 2013, at home in Raymond on Sebago Lake with his family at his side. Son of Harold Nichols Burnham Sr. and Margaret Beryl Skinner Burnham, Harold was born in Portland on March 21, 1927, and attended Deering High School (1944) and Bowdoin College (1948). After graduating from Bowdoin, he taught at Scattergood Friends School in Iowa, and led by his commitment to Quaker faith and practice, chose to serve nine months in prison as a conscientious objector in 1949. In 1959, he graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Harold married Phyllis Dorn in 1958 at the Oak Street Friends Meeting in Portland. After completing an internship at Mary Fletcher Hospital in Burlington, Vt., and his residency at Maine Medical Center, the couple moved to Kentucky and worked at Miners’ Memorial Hospital in West Virginia. In 1963, they moved to Gorham where Harold established a private practice in family medicine. As a young doctor, Harold made house calls, delivered babies and offered hypnotherapy among other alternative and preventive medicine services. After retiring from private practice in 1986, Harold worked for the Mercy Hospital Chemical Dependency Program. Harold and his family spent summers in Raymond at Wind-in-Pines, the Burnham family business, moving there permanently in 1987. Harold had many passions, some of which he pursued until recently. He was a devout Quaker, a ski instructor at Pleasant Mountain (a/k/a “Doc”), a catch-and-release fisherman, an organic farmer, and loved to play tennis, swim, jog, bike, walk the family forestlands, water ski, sail and row on Sebago Lake. Harold rarely missed a moment to talk with people on topics that mattered deeply to them, and to share his stories and listen to the stories of others regardless of the passage of time or the setting sun. He is survived by his wife Phyllis; son Jonathan; daughter Margo; two grandsons; brother William; two nephews and a niece. A memorial service will be held on Friday, Aug. 16, at 2 p.m., at the Portland Friends Meeting House, 1837 Forest Avenue, Portland. Arrangements are by Hall Funeral Home, Casco. In lieu of flowers, friends and family may consider making a donation to the Portland Friends Meeting, in care of Anne Harwood, 1837 Forest Ave., Portland, ME 04103 or other charity that supports family health and wellbeing.

Shirley L. Parkman STANDISH — Shirley L. Parkman, 85, of Standish, died Friday, Aug. 2, 2013 at a Windham nursing facility. She was born in Standish on Jan. 22, 1928, a daughter of Maurice and Vivian Thompson Thorne. Shirley attended Standish schools and worked for many years as a homemaker as well as at Standish Telephone Company, GTE Sylvania and Two-Trails Restaurant. She was a frequent visitor to residents at Ledgewood Manor in Windham. Shirley also sold Avon products and enjoyed going to casinos. She was married for 25 years to Charles Albert Jackson.   Shirley was predeceased by her second husband, Harland Parkman in 2007 to whom she enjoyed 20-plus years of marriage.   Survivors include her son, Ronald A. Jackson of Standish; a daughter, Sandra Jones of Standish; a sister, Olive L. Dennison of Bridgton; four grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, many nieces and nephews.   Visiting hours were held on Tuesday, Aug. 6 at Dolby & Dorr Funeral Chapel, 76 State Street, Gorham where a funeral service was held on Wednesday, Aug. 7. Burial followed in Steep Falls Cemetery, Route 113, Steep Falls.   In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to American Heart Association, 51 U.S. Route 1 Suite M, Scarborough, ME 04074.  


with common/shared swim areas the ability to rope off these areas for the protection of all our children, not just a select few. (Continued from Page D) Karen MacDonald toon boat come through while Bridgton people were swimming. When the operator was confronted, he did not feel he had done anything wrong and claimed he had the right to drive his boat wherever he wanted. This is a scenario that repeats itself To The Editor: This concerns your article, far too often. I, for one, do not want an injury or death of “Walking a tightrope,” which a child to be a wake-up call. appeared in your July 18 ediNow is the time to wake up tion. As a property owner/taxpayer (also a customer and and correct the law. As an owner of a power shopper of the downtown boat, kayak, canoe, personal area), I feel I have an interest watercraft and a Sailfish, I in this subject. Historically, items have think I can speak for most boaters that there is no reason been placed for display and we should put the sport of sale along the sidewalk. Do fishing ahead of the safety of not forget the occasional the people of Maine, espe- bench for brief breaks in shopcially our young children. ping. I do not have a problem When operating any of these with these items on the side“boats,” we always consider walk. With that said, I also our neighbor and go around a feel the walkway should be swim area. Unfortunately, too shared with walkers. If somemany others do not have the one doesn’t mind having their same consideration and must table bumped during a coffee have a law and ropes to mark break, I don’t see a problem. The problem is space. I an area as off limits to tell them what should be common suggest that tables and other items be allowed, providing sense. Associations with swim a minimum space be adhered areas unite. Let’s remind our to. This space should be the elected officials they represent same, as is required if an exit all Mainers, not just fisher- door in a commercial propmen. I urge you to write State erty, relating to the occupanSenator Jim Hamper and State cy of the building using the Representative Lisa Renee sidewalk. Example (and I do Villa to petition this law be not know the building codes), changed to allow associations if a mercantile occupancy is required to have a 32-inch exit door, then that should be the The Bridgton News minimum space required for OBITUARY POLICY passage of pedestrians. The News will run, at no charge, obituaries that have local connections. Photographs Common sense should premay be submitted at no additional charge, vail. and whenever possible, they should be emailed as a jpg file. Businesses pay taxes and should share the public space. The News will include: Individuals — predeceased by parents, siblings, spouse, Russell Kirby children; survived by spouse, significant Bridgton other, children, parents. Names of spouses

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of surviving relatives will not be included. In most cases names of the grandchildren, nephews and nieces will not be listed, just the number of each. However, if the deceased individual’s only connection to the area is a nephew, niece or grandchild, that person will be identified. The News reserves the right to edit all free obituaries. Requests for more complete obituaries will be accepted as paid advertisements. Contact: The Bridgton News P.O. Box 244, 118 Main Street Bridgton, ME 04009. Tel. 207-647-2851, Fax 207-647-5001 E-mail:

Never forget the camera

(Continued from Page D) configuration of zeroes and ones is my own perspective on God’s creation and man’s. As a writer, I respect the editing process and I’m not sure there’s a limit to it. Any configuration of words can be improved by editing, and I suspect that’s true with visual editing, as well. My dream is to organize my life so as to be able to spend hours a day editing a few hundred of the thousands of images I’ve taken and which I love. Editing photos is indeed like editing words. I could do it endlessly. Without deadlines or other responsibilities, I believe I would. Good technique trumps expensive equipment every time and I’ll always love the inspired shots I’ve taken with all my cameras, but I’ll be able to do so much more with this one. I feel like a kid on Christmas morning, who found just what he wanted under the tree. Tom McLaughlin of Lovell is a retired U.S. History middle school teacher. to young, local children had to be a key part of the BLT mission. In a flash, Pam Brucker stepped up and volunteered to be the BLT librarian. It’s a huge job: choosing the books, making sure they were the best our resources could afford, sorting them out by grade, and keeping all the BLT book boxes full to the brim with free books. In May, the BLT board set a goal of giving away 1,000 books between Memorial Day and Columbus Day. Even with a late start, and poor weather, we’re on track to give the books away by Labor Day. Now, the board is making plans for an even bigger giveaway for Christmas: 3,000 to 4,000 books or about five books for every child one to 11 years old. The BLT wants to give out books instead of candy canes. Not only do books pack more nutrients, they last longer. A book can inspire more dreams than a piece of candy. Over the past six months, the BLT has received many donated children’s books; others we’ve purchased locally for very little; a few were purchased for $2. Our cost per book is averaging .50 cents. Anyone can see that spending just $2.50 to give a local child five books for Christmas is a great investment. The Bridgton Literacy Taskforce needs the community to signal their support for our mission to help local children succeed by donating adequate funds for the great Christmas book giveaway. Checks written out to the “Bridgton Literacy Taskforce”

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To The Editor: Several months ago, when the Bridgton Literacy Taskforce was born, it was clear that giving away massive numbers of free books

may be sent to Rebecca Reddy, BLT Treasurer; 7 Iredale Street, Bridgton. There’s no time to lose — December is only four months away. Thanks, Pam! George Bradt BLT Secretary

Laughing out loud

To The Editor: I have to laugh when I read the Rev. Bob Celeste’s letter deploring comprehensive immigration reform efforts in the U.S. Congress. I had just finished reading Stephen R. Kelly’s op-ed column, entitled “Bonjour, America!” on the subject that appeared in the New York Times on July 24. Could it be that Rev. Celeste’s ancestors came across unimpeded in another era? His name, like mine, undoubtedly has Quebec ties…maybe so, but that was different, wasn’t it Reverend? Paul DuBrule Bridgton

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BUXTON — Rebecca “Becca” J. Puckett, 42, of Buxton, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family following a courageous battle with cancer. Becca was born in Portland on Oct. 15, 1970, the daughter of Carelton R. and Carole L. (Leeman) Thoits. She grew up in Freeport and was a graduate of the 1989 class at Freeport High School. Before she became ill, Becca worked as an HR Systems Analyst for Hannaford Bros. Becca was happiest when spending time with her boys, Trevor and Darren. She loved being a mother more than anything else. Whether going to hockey practices and games, or to band concerts, Becca made sure to find time with her boys whom she loved so much. Becca cherished visits with her friends and family. Becca also enjoyed quiet times at home reading, doing puzzles and watching movies with family. A strong mother, daughter, sister and friend to many, Becca will be dearly missed, but never forgotten. Her tremendous strength and fighting spirit will forever live on with her family. She was predeceased by a sister, Amber Thoits. Surviving are her sons, Trevor S. Puckett and Darren J. Puckett of Buxton; their sister Ariana Puckett of Biddeford; Becca’s parents, Carl and Carole Thoits of Buxton; sisters, Melissa Parker of Casco and Stacey Roy of Gorham; her grandmother, Marian Leeman of Freeport; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. A celebration of Becca’s life will be held this Friday, Aug. 9, 2013, at 2 p.m., at Woodfords Congregational Church, 202 Woodford Street, Portland. Care for Becca and her family has been entrusted to the Jones, Rich & Hutchins Funeral Home of Portland. To leave messages of condolence or view photographs of Becca and her family please visit In lieu of flowers, the family suggest memorials be made in Becca’s name to: The Puckett Children’s Trust, in care of Stacey Roy, 126 Sebago Lake Rd., Gorham, ME 04038.

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My Irish Up: Fun with mathematics

(Continued from Page D) track of the score in your head, because there it is, in a little box in the corner of the screen. (We’re losing, 4to-1, as any fool can see.) And modern cash registers have made things worse: few cashiers are actually qualified to handle cash anymore, because so few of them can subtract without electronic assistance, even to arrive at the nearest dollar. Without a digital readout, seven of 10 Americans can’t even tell time anymore. And the other three can’t do it, even with a digital readout.

The real problem here isn’t Americans, of course, or even math. It’s this Western cultural attitude that everything, even knowledge, must be so darn vocational or it isn’t worth our time and effort, that kills all the joy of learning. It wasn’t always this way. I can’t tell you how many happy hours I spent with my friends, or with my friend, trying to trisect an angle with just a compass and a protractor, or competing in square root tournaments. My friend, Rodney, always won the square root tournaments. I usually won the trisecting

tournaments, by refusing to believe it couldn’t be done. At midnight, I’d still be there at the table, tongue stuck out of the side of my mouth, drafting back angles. (There supposedly was some mathematical proof that alleged you could not trisect an angle using only a compass and straightedge. I didn’t see why then, I still don’t, and someday I’m going to do it, too!) Yes, in the old days, parents couldn’t pry their children away from figures, relationships and correspondences: we were math-hungry. It

wasn’t like today, where the Big Lie is “you’ll never get a good job without math.” The fact is, you’ll never get a good job anyway, as all the good jobs have been sent overseas, where people do math a lot better than you do. “You kids go outside where it’s sunny and breezy,” my Mom would say, back when there were moms. My brother Bob would counter, “But, we don’t want to; it’s January and the wind’s blowing… (here he checks the anemometer)… 41 miles an hour!” And Mom would say,

“Well, figure out the windchill, then, and you can stay inside.” Bob would fall to writing down all the complex equations he knew, involving 5/9 and + or -32, and all that stuff, when he didn’t have to convert to Celsius anyway — he was just doing it to show off — while I, meanwhile, looked at the relevant instrument readouts and said drily, “Minus 18.” Five minutes later, Bob would come up with the exact answer. “No, Stupid, minus 17.78.” “What did I tell you?” “Mom, Mike’s estimating

again!” My friend, Greg, scored a perfect 800 on his math SATs in high school, which immediately qualified him to join the Navy and skip Vietnam. So don’t say math has no value in a boy’s life. As far as utility goes, it should be known that his friends still use Greg’s math skills all the time. Someone will ask, “Whose deal is it?” or “How much is in that pot?” Greg will tell us, like he’s the Rainman or somebody. His friends often skip Mike’s turn, convincing him he just dealt.

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THIS TRIO OF BLACK-EYED SUSANS APPEARS TO HAVE A SHY ONE, hiding behind the blades of grass. This bright yellow wildflower is called Rudbeckia hirta, commonly known as black-eyed Susan, and is abundant this time of year. (De Busk Photo)

By Stan Cohen Medicare Volunteer Counselor Medicare prescription drug plans (Part D) have an annual open enrollment period, which starts on Oct. 15 and ends on Dec. 7. In certain situations, however, people with Medicare may be eligible for a special enrollment period (SEP) during which they can join a plan — or switch to a different plan. Here are some of the categories that qualify for an SEP: 1. Individuals who had Federal Low Income Subsidy (also known as “extra help”), but who lost it through re-determination. Their SEP is from Jan. 1 through March 31. 2. Those who lose their eligibility in a Part D plan because of a geographic move can enroll in a new plan in their new location. 3. Those who have both MaineCare and

Medicare, or are in a Medicare Savings Program, have an ongoing SEP. 4. Those who lose their MaineCare benefit have a one-time election for change in Part D plans. 5. Individuals who involuntarily lost creditable coverage (usually coverage through a previous employer) have a onetime opportunity (within 63 days) to join a Part D plan without penalty. 6. Anyone who becomes newly eligible for Medicare can enroll from three months before their birth month to three months after. Actual Part D enrollment starts the first of the month following application. Stan Cohen, a Medicare Volunteer Counselor, is available for free, one-onone consultations at Bridgton Hospital on Tuesdays from 8 to 11 a.m. No appointment is necessary. Alternatively, call the Southern Maine Agency on Aging (800-427-7411) and ask for a Medicare advocate.

What’s expected from another round of peace talks?

(Continued from Page D) took control, Israel imposed a blockade and periodically exchanges fire with the Palestinians (primitive rockets vs. F-16s and artillery). At the 1993 Oslo peace talks, the West Bank was divided into areas controlled by Israel (largely where its

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So much for the historical context. Everyone familiar with that history understands what the terms of a lasting and fair solution might be. They are: (1.) Two states separated by the 1967 lines with mutually agreed swaps — West Bank and Gaza on one side, pre-1967 Israel on the other; (2.) Jerusalem to be shared as the capital of the two states; (3.) Palestinian refugees from 1948 and 1967 to be compensated, but not allowed to return to their homes; (4.) Israeli


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settlements on Palestinian land to be dismantled; (5.) Palestine to be disarmed and prevented, perhaps by international peacekeepers, from threatening Israel; (6.) Israel to be recognized by all Arab states; (7.) Both new states to be generously funded by outsiders to enable a successful start up. As you can see — if without bias — the issues dividing the two sides are susceptible to solution. The problem lies not in the details, but in the political will of authorities on both sides. How are the fanatics — both Jewish and Islamic — to be persuaded to


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