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Serving Bridgton and the surrounding towns of Western Maine since 1870. Vol. 144, No. 33

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Bridgton, Maine

August 15, 2013

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Questions posed by Kansas Road washout By Gail Geraghty Staff Writer Four inches of rain within as many hours wreaked havoc on a section of Kansas Road recently, washing away a culvert and a large chunk of roadway. The failure sent water cascading down Kansas Shore

Road, a private road, and a couple living on it appealed to Bridgton Selectmen Tuesday to assume some responsibility for the damage to their road. But Town Manager Mitch Berkowitz wasn’t budging. “You have our sympathy,” Berkowitz told Kansas

Shores Road resident Kathy Fink, formerly a seasonal resident who, with her husband, now lives in Bridgton year round. “But even if there were a deluge coming through, we don’t go on private roads.” Public Works Director Jim Kidder said the town

has the right to move water from one side of the road to the other using culverts. As for how drainage flows tend to affect adjacent private roads, he added, “That’s up to the road association. They’re responsible for private roads.” Fink said the rain was

so heavy it left a “gaping hole” on Kansas Road that’s since been patched. Her husband said the culvert failure caused so much erosion on the private road that “Someone could break an axle on their car.” Kathy Fink added that it seemed to her that “the year round

roads seem to get paved first” in Bridgton, and town roads serving as the main arterial for lakefront roads have a low priority. Kidder didn’t deny her remark, responding instead by saying the town tries to spread its limited paving WASHOUT, Page A

Digital TV transition leaves some in the dark By Gail Geraghty Staff Writer If you plan to upgrade to a digital TV anytime soon, and you have cable service, make sure it has a QAM tuner. That’s the best advice Bridgton Town Manager Mitch Berkowitz could offer Tuesday, in response to complaints some residents have made to the town that they no longer receive the signal for the local access channel and cannot watch local meeting coverage. If the TV doesn’t have a QAM tuner, you can still watch LRTV. But — like those with older, analog TVs — you’ll have to use a conversion box, and it will cost you. Time Warner provides the boxes for free now, but after Jan. 1, 2015 the company will begin charging around $1 a month for their use.

LOOKING WITHIN — Pink Pony Express artists Cecilia Hendrickx and Tara Karpinski spent three weeks in an art residency at the Denmark Transfer Station, and found their inspiration in the mica under their feet, and glittering within the solid waste mounds (behind). (Geraghty Photo)

Art is sifted, beauty revealed at town dump

‘The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls.’ — Pablo Picasso By Gail Geraghty Staff Writer A small-town dump in Western Maine is the last place you’d expect to find artwork. But to Jamie Hook, director of the Denmark Arts Center, there’s no more perfect place. Inspired by the notion that Denmark’s Transfer Station on Hancock Pond Road is the major social gathering place in town (aside from the DAC, of course), Hook convinced the Dutch Embassy to pay flight expenses to bring over two artists from Amsterdam

in The Netherlands who specialize in creating art in public spaces — akin (on a more modest scale) to the famed Christo, who wraps pink plastic around islands to make a point. “I’ve always believed that art should surprise you, and bite you — that when you look upon it, you’re not in control,” said Hook. What might result if professional artists were given free reign to create a public art installation on site, using only materials found in the dump? Buoyed by a $5,000 grant from the Oxford County Fund of the Maine Community Foundation, and Donna and Martin Seim’s offer of their lakeside cottage for a place

to stay, Hook had all the pieces in place to bring over Tara Karpinski and Cecilia Hendrikx, from the artists’ collective Pink Pony Express. The PPE, formed in 2009, were intrigued by Hook’s call to keep in mind that the dump is a place all of Denmark’s 934 residents must go to get rid of their trash, and to create an image that reflects the public space as “a petri dish for the study of small-town life in America, in this, our third century.” One challenge remained, and it was a doozy. Hook had to convince Denmark’s Board of Selectmen to go along with the three-week residency. No one, not the ART, Page A

Contrary to some residents’ beliefs, the town has no control over Time Warner’s conversion, he said, which comes as a result of the nationwide change, imposed by Congressional order dating to the Clinton era, from an analog to a digital television format. It was done to receive more bandwidth, he said, adding, “Although I won’t go into a conspiracy theory of the marketplace.” The bottom line is, said Berkowitz, selectmen have “no choice, no authority, no leverage” to intervene in the digital transition. But the town can try to answer questions for residents. Berkowitz talked with LRTV Director John Likshis prior to the meeting, and reported his advice in this week’s manager’s report, posted on the town’s website. DIGITAL TV, Page A

It’s time to celebrate Hacker’s Hill purchase

By Dawn De Busk Staff Writer CASCO — There are several levels of elation when purchasing a home or piece of property. The first step is falling in love with it, and imagining all the gatherings and activities that could happen there. The second step — once the buyer meets with the seller — is acquiring the money to pay for it. That typically happens through a cash down payment as well as by taking out a loan. The third step is the purchase. For Loon Echo Land Trust (LELT) and residents dedicated to preserving the green space for public access, the purchase of Hacker’s Hill has been a long journey. So, a celebration is scheduled to take place on Saturday, Aug. 24, following the LELT Board of Director’s annual meeting, which starts at 5 p.m. The Hacker’s Hill Campaign Celebration will begin at 5:30 p.m. and last until sunset. “There were a lot of major

milestones for the project. Reaching an agreement with the Hall family was the first major step that really secured the property for the future. We were amazed about the amount of support. So, many people gave gifts,” LELT Executive Director Carrie Walia said during a phone interview on Monday. “Thanks to hundreds of contributors as well as town and state funding, the campaign to protect the Hill is

coming to a close. Last month the final mortgage payment was made, completing the purchase of the 27-acre scenic hilltop,” Walia said in a press release. “The endowment to maintain the property is not yet fully-funded. Through the remainder of the year, every dollar donated (up to $30,000) to the endowment will be matched by the Ryan family of Raymond,” the HACKER’S, Page A

Naples display permits on hold By Dawn De Busk Staff Writer NAPLES — Business owner Dee Smart cannot imagine operating her nursery and gift shop without displaying the products she sells outside. Nor is she thrilled about the $500 permit required to place those products outside her place of business, Sweet Laurel. Smart appeared before the Naples Board of Selectmen

on Monday and expressed her concerns about the new business ordinance, which also governs street vendors doing business in Naples. She explained, when the ordinance was first being crafted, she thought it was specifically for businesses on the Causeway. Because Sweet Laurel is located near the Naples-Bridgton line, she did not think the ordinance would affect her — until she read it recently.

“Being called a street vendor broke my heart. I built that business. It has four walls, I pay property taxes and insurance,” Smart said, referring to the definition in the ordinance. “Being called a street vendor was a hard pill to swallow. But, a permitting fee every year. I have to take a stand,” she said. According to Naples Code Enforcement Officer Renee Carter, “It was never the

intention to put an umbrella over the whole town. That is what it did.” “I am pretty sure you don’t want to include businesses that are in existence,” she said. “We want to make this right,” Carter said. The board decided to suspend sections of the ordinance for a few weeks — until legal counsel can refine the language and local DISPLAY, Page A

‘Free meal’ location may move By Dawn De Busk Staff Writer NAPLES — Some things need a few adjustments before they work out. In order to alleviate a parking issue outside the Naples Town Office building, an elected official has been scouting out other venues for Crosswalks Community Outreach to hold its bi-

monthly food pantry and free lunches. For almost six months, there have been complaints from the public about the lack of parking on Mondays when the food pantry is open. The food pantry serves residents from Naples and four neighboring towns from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. every other Monday. The Naples Board of

Selectmen has stated that its members support and appreciate the services of Crosswalks. But, parking is still an issue. Recently, Selectman Robert Caron II looked into some optional sites for the food pantry. He reported his findings to the board on Monday. One feasible site is the American Legion Post No. 155, located right off Route 11

in Naples. “I met with (Post Commander) Curtis Merrill. (He had) a couple of financial concerns. The other thing that needs to be addressed: They have an outdated lift on the stairs. Also, there is not a lot of room for a (wheel chair) ramp,” Caron said. A new lift was estimated to cost $3600, LOCATION, Page A

CLOSING IN ON THE FINISH LINE — Kyle Conforte of Bridgton eyes the finish line during Saturday’s Tour de Lovell cycling race. Conforte placed 19th out of 89. (Rivet Photo)

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Eliza Hugh opens in Bridgton By Gail Geraghty Staff Writer Barbara and Edward Roetman’s move to the Bridgton area last year allowed Ed to become owner/operator of the new McDonald’s Restaurant on Portland Road. But it also allowed Barbara to return to something that had been missing from her life for too long. With the opening of her new downtown Bridgton women’s clothing store, Eliza Hugh, at 82 Main Street, she has once again found that her life is quite full. “I opened a store in 2001 in Lake Placid, New York, and closed it in 2007. In the six years prior to opening in Bridgton in June 2013, my

life was less full,” Roetman said. “I missed my customers and vendors — perhaps not the hours. But here I am again, and my hope is that my customers will enjoy shopping at Eliza Hugh.” The store offers highend Scottish cashmere, in sweaters and other clothing apparel; fine Egyptian cotton sheets and blankets, shoes, jackets, handbags, jewelry, home and pet items, Maine maple syrup and honey. Every customer entering the store receives gracious individualized attention. The welcome, as often as not, comes not only from Barbara, but also from the couple’s dog, which she keeps tethered behind the

central counter. “Do stop in, if only to say hello, and to meet Oliver, a wire fox terrier rescued in March, who insists on coming most mornings,” said Barbara. Her hours for

the summer are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday, with winter hours subject to change. Find Eliza Hugh on Facebook, and in the near future, at

By Gail Geraghty Staff Writer When Jill and Mark Yenofsky moved to Otisfield this summer from Massachusetts, they brought with them a very special van, equipped with state-of-the-art pet grooming equipment. By

mid-July, they were settled in and started to roll in the Lake Region, with what may well be the state’s only mobile pet grooming business, Wag on Wheels. The Ford van, which cost $45,000 with equipment, contains a 6,500-watt power

generator, air conditioner and heater, a grooming table, 62-gallon freshwater bathing tank, a wastewater tank and a powerful central vacuum to clean all the loose hair and clipped nails that are part of the grooming process. “We looked online for

Maine, and there was another (mobile pet groomer) listed in Sebago in 2010, but they must’ve moved on,” because the phone number they called had been disconnected, said Jill Yenofsky, a registered member of the National Dog Groomers Association with 16 years experience as a groomer. Jill said that she’s able to offer a “kinder, gentler approach to grooming” that is more convenient for owners and less traumatic for pets, especially those getting along in years. Instead of poochie or kitty having to endure what oftentimes is hours in a crate, being transported and then waiting both pre-andpost grooming session, Jill is able to drive right up to a client’s doorstep. “Many pets don’t travel well, or may find a shop environment stressful,” Jill said. “I provide a one-on-one experience in the safety and comfort of their own driveway.” During her years operating Wag on Wheels in a four-town region of eastern Massachusetts, she found it especially gratifying to help people with transportation issues, or seniors, people or pets with disabilities, who “would otherwise not be able to access grooming services.” And she finds equal gratiWHEELS, Page A

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COME SAY HELLO — to Barbara Roetman, owner of the new Eliza Hugh clothing store at 82 Main Street, Bridgton. While you’re at it, say hi to Oliver, who insists on joining her most mornings. Oliver loves the lobster toys (at his feet) that the store sells. (Geraghty Photo)

Chamber open house The Greater Bridgton Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce will be hosting an Open House and monthly After Hours event for regional businesses on Thursday, Aug. 22, from 5 to 7 p.m., at the Chamber Office, 101 Portland Road, Bridgton. Refreshments will be served. The Chamber encourages all local businesses in the region to attend. Please stop in to view the Chamber Information Center that includes area guide books, maps, member brochures and business cards, community event flyers, member “Spotlight” promotions, and other additional regional and state publications. The GBLRCC serves the communities of Bridgton, Brownfield, Casco, Denmark, Fryeburg, Harrison, Lovell, Naples, Raymond, Sebago, Stow, Sweden and Waterford. For more information, please contact the Chamber at 6473472 or

Digital TV

(Continued from Page A) Most cable subscribers who have a cable box now should not be affected. “It would only affect those subscribers of the basic channel service that are likely to have the problem,” he said. “Simply, the older televisions require the conversion box, since their ‘tuner’ does not work with digital format. The fix is to ask your cable provider for a box for each television that you use. At this point there is no monthly charge for the conversion box. However, by January 1, 2015, the monthly fee for the conversion box, with taxes, will be about $1.10. “The alternative is to buy a new television, since these are now manufactured with the correct tuner. You should ask your sales representative if the television you intend to purchase has the QAM tuner, which is what you want. As a matter of history, the cable companies have been converting digital programs to analog for several years and are now transitioning to strictly digital format. Berkowitz said residents can still access the select board meetings by going to the LRTV website, and clicking on the tab for select board meetings. But for that, high-speed Internet access is required. Chairman Doug Taft said dial-up Internet isn’t fast enough to catch the streaming signal. “The number of people affected (in Bridgton) is very small,” Berkowitz said. Still, Taft said he has received some calls from residents.

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August 15, 2013, The Bridgton News, Page A

Rare pipe organ being restored in South Bridgton It was 143 years ago that the beautiful pipe organ built by Edwin Holbrook of Millis, Mass., was installed in the balcony of the South Bridgton Congregational Church. The fact that it even fit in the balcony is a wonder in and of itself. After 21 years being played from the balcony, in 1892 it was decided to move it to the front of the sanctuary, adding seven feet to the pulpit section to fit the entire musical miracle machine into the small space, while leaving the pulpit where it was. Again, this challenge would rival moving a house, except that moving this organ required careful disassembly and reassembly of myriads of parts and scads of pipes. Moving a house is usually only two or three parts. Now, the old organ is being rebuilt again. With this repair, all of the pipes have to be handled with care to avoid excessive contact with human hands, which contaminate the metals with oils from the skin. The order and numbering is crucial for the hundreds of pieces. All of the pipes are lying in boxes that use up half of the seating

in the 1870 church. Large wooden pipes can be seen up close in their original beauty. Tiny tin pipes the size of a pencil lie waiting to be reinstalled in their place in perfect sequence. If a mix-up occurs in reassembly, it might take hours to figure out the correction. If left out of sequence, it may sound as though the organist had not slept well the night before or worse yet, had forgotten how to read music. In 1984, bellows of the organ underwent a reconditioning. This time, however, specialists, church members, and locals teamed up to break old Bertha down again for a major rebuild of her wind chest. The organ is also being moved a few feet away from the back wall to allow easier access for tuning. Until now, an organ tuner had to kneel on the frame of the organ and reach dangerously far, while hoping not to land in the fragile keying section. “Tuning will be much easier after this move,” says Natasha Proctor, the Sunday morning church organist. While the organ is being rebuilt, the rear section that

TAKING THE LONG VIEW — Great care was taken in the disassembling of the historic pipe organ at the South Bridgton Congregational Church, with boxes taking up half of the seating in the 1870 church. was built to accommodate the organ is also having a foundation installed. Up until this project, the addition for the organ sat on two granite posts and some stone footers.

That entire building portion was sinking slowly, and if left unchecked, would have continued to droop. As it was, the windows and doors in this portion were askew,

Wag on Wheels

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and glass was breaking from the stress.    It is believed that this organ is the one of the few surviving organs built by Holbrook. One is known to exist in Vermont, but its condition at last check was unplayable. Another was built and installed in a church but according to their records, “was lost?” Natasha says that this fix should carry old Bertha for another 50 years or so. The organ rebuild work is

being orchestrated under the direction of pipe organ repair specialist, Nick Orso. With support from the community and many hands, the project is well underway. Anyone interested in seeing the progress may stop by when workmen are on scene or join for a Sunday morning traditional service at 9 a.m., then enjoy a tour of the work while sharing a coffee and pastry provided by church members. Some interesting organ tidbits include the time a squirrel got into the pipe rack and crushed some of the pipes, making the organ sound funny that Sunday morning. Another time, a not so deft mouse dropped his cough drop into one of the tall pipes. In order to get to it, he then chewed a hole in the bottom. After this episode, no more cough drops were left on the pulpit or organ. Mice have also used spare tissues and leftover bulletins to create a nest in the pipes. The South Bridgton Church holds monthly dinner and music programs to help pay for restoration projects like this one and to help fund its ongoing outreach programs. A celebration of music will soon be announced, once the old girl is back in shape and fully functional. Until then, members hope you’ll come and see for yourself, a piece of history in the making.

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Hacker’s Hill purchase celebration (Continued from Page A)

press release said. Louis and Pru Ryan “are longtime supporters of Loon Echo. When they saw that the Hacker’s Hill property went up for sale, they started to talk to Tim Porta of Migis Lodge,” she said, adding Porta sat on LELT’s board of directors. “The Ryans urged us to consider buying it, and they pledged to help financially,” Walia said. “Now, they are helping to

complete the campaign through the endowment fundraising,” she said. The Ryans’ contribution means that, going forward, people’s monetary donations will be automatically doubled. The endowment is being set aside for perpetual care of the property. Annual maintenance is about $3,000 a year, according to Walia. “We are not sure what the property tax is going to be.

Last year, it increased substantially. The land was revalued so we are not sure what the tax bill is going to be,” she said. Community members have asked whether or not LELT can receive dividends from the company using cell towers and public safety communication towers on Hacker’s Hill. “There is no opportunity

until 2025 when the leases are up,” Walia said. The Hall family negotiated with the company that owns the tower; and the Halls were paid in a lump sum for leasing the land, which they still owned at the time. So, any dividends would not be available for another


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Bridgton Police weekly blotter These items appeared on the Bridgton Police Department blotter (this is a partial listing): Tuesday, August 6 8:59 a.m. Theft of gas, totaling $45.19, from a Portland Road store. 11:11 a.m. A 1998 Dodge Caravan, operated by Samson B. Stern, struck the fence at the U.S. Post Office on Elm Street. No injuries were reported. 2:12 p.m. A caller claimed she and her boyfriend were robbed at gunpoint on North Road. 2:57 p.m. Two vehicles collided on South High Street. The drivers were identified as Laurence B. Wilson, who was operating a 1997 Ford Windstar, and Christina L. Nault, who was driving a 2002 Toyota Camry. 7:06 p.m. Police investigated a report that a woman’s Facebook account had possibly been hacked, and information/photos were taken. Wednesday, August 7 1:02 a.m. Nichele L. Roakes, 44, of Casco was charged with operating a motor vehicle while under the influence (two priors) and operating a motor vehicle after suspension (habitual offender revocation) following a stop on Portland Road near the Naples town line by Bridgton Police Officers Todd Smolinsky and “Mac” McCormick. Roakes was released on bail. 7:19 a.m. Police were asked to check the Fowler Street area after a “strong chemical smell” was noticed. Police checked the area, but detected no odors. 9 a.m. Vandals damaged property on Church Street. 1:36 p.m. A canoe was reportedly stolen from a Knowles Point Road property. 2:03 p.m. Following a call, which a dispatcher could hear “lots of yelling and screaming in the background,” police charged Ralph Knight, 73, of Bridgton with assault. Bridgton Police Officer Phillip Jones responded to the Kansas Road home. 8:01 p.m. Janet L. Maxfield, 42, of Bridgton was arrested on a warrant for unpaid fines for disorderly conduct following a stop on South High Street by Bridgton Police

Officer “Mac” McCormick. Maxfield was released on bail. 8:39 p.m. A female claimed she had received threatening text messages from a man, who also had driven by her house several times. 11:19 p.m. A caller voiced concern regarding an 18year-old male friend, whom she had not heard from for a couple of days. Thursday, August 8 8:38 a.m. Police investigated a report of suspicious activity on Pinhook Road. 1:09 p.m. Police spoke with a “disorderly” tenant on Maple Street. 3:10 p.m. Police investigated a report of possible inappropriate sexual contact involving two young children. 6:17 p.m. A caller asked police to check the Maple Street area regarding a man, who was walking “up and down the roadway taking pictures.” 9 p.m. Carmela E. Policastro, 20, of Bridgton was summonsed for illegal possession of liquor by a minor by consumption by Bridgton Police Officer Brad Gaumont. Friday, August 9 9:40 a.m. Two vehicles collided at the intersection of Main Street and Portland Road. The drivers involved were Dean Trafford, operating a 1999 Ford truck, and John V. Wasnock Jr., operating a 2009 Toyota Matrix. 2:56 p.m. A 2001 Kia, owned by Tiffany M. Edwards, sustained minor damage after it was struck in the Dunkin Donuts parking lot by an unidentified vehicle, which left the accident scene. 5:22 p.m. A camp counselor reported the theft of money. 7:28 p.m. Richard L. Sutphen, 41, of Westbrook was arrested for violating conditions of release at a Portland Road location by Bridgton Police Officer Phillip Jones. Sutphen was transported to the Cumberland County Jail in Portland. Saturday, August 10 3:15 a.m. Police responded to a disturbance off South High Street. 10:17 a.m. Vandals caused



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WOMEN ON TARGET — The Fryeburg Fish and Game Association hosted a National Rifle Association “Women On Target” Instructional Shooting Clinic last Saturday, Aug. 3. The program is designed to introduce women to firearms safety and handling and provide supervised hands-on experience with pistols, rifles and shotguns with NRA certified instructors. The weather was perfect for a day of shooting at the range. Everyone had a wonderful time learning new skills! damage to a vehicle parked on Fowler Street. 11:25 a.m. A male suffered a broken leg when he was struck by a 1992 Ford truck. 12:25 p.m. A woman reported that a GMC truck backed into her vehicle while in the Lampron’s parking lot. 2:23 p.m. A verbal warning was issued to kids, who reportedly failed to follow rules at Highland Lake Beach. 3:50 p.m. Police were made aware that a man, about 36 years in age, was sending text messages in an attempt to date a 17-year-old. 9:48 p.m. Police assisted another agency with an assault at a Waterford Road home. 11:14 p.m. Responding to a disturbance at a Frost Farm Road home, Bridgton Police Officers Brad Gaumont and T.J. Reese charged Aaron F. Ryerson, 34, of Bridgton with domestic violence assault and two counts of assault. Ryerson was transported to the Cumberland County Jail in Portland. Sunday, August 11 1:41 a.m. An unidentified subject allegedly broke into a car on Willis Park Road and was sleeping in it. 1:44 p.m. Police received a report of a fight between two people on North High Street.

3:15 p.m. A motorist failed to pay $42 for gasoline. 4:58 p.m. Police received a report of a disturbance at a home off Plummer’s Landing Road, regarding custody of a child. 5:21 p.m. Police searched the Elm Street area for a silver Toyota, whose driver allegedly was seen drinking beer while operating. Children were seen in the car. Monday, August 12 8:47 a.m. A property owner discovered that a

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These Lake Region area incidents were handled by the Cumberland County Sheriff’s office: Thursday, August 8 9:49 a.m. Motor vehicle accident at the Big Apple in Naples handled by Deputy Emery. 5:07 p.m. Traffic accident at the intersection of Naples Road and Serenity Lane in Harrison, handled by Deputy Anderson. Friday, August 9 12:54 a.m. Criminal mischief complaint handled by Deputy Winslow on Point Sebago in Casco. 2:46 p.m. Burglary to a motor vehicle on Sand Road in Naples, handled by Deputy McIntire. 5:03 p.m. Theft at a Naples store, handled by Deputy Feeney. Saturday, August 10 5:21 p.m. Accident with personal injury in front of Evergreen Credit Union in Naples, handled by Deputy Hanna. Sunday, August 11 6:38 p.m. Theft at a Roosevelt Trail location in Naples, handled by Deputy Hanna.



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These items appeared on the Fryeburg Police Department log (this is a partial listing): Monday, August 5 1:25 p.m. Sex offender registration. 6:06 p.m. Criminal trespass complaint at a Bridgton Road store. 7:35 p.m. Criminal trespass complaint on Lovewell Pond Road. 8:27 p.m. Request for patrol on Bridgton Road. 10:11 p.m. Field interview done at a Bridgton Road location. Tuesday, August 6 12:33 a.m. Motor vehicle stop on River Street resulted in an arrest. 9:03 a.m. Protection order served at a Haley Town Road location. 11:09 a.m. Motor vehicle accident on Main Street. 9:11 p.m. Sean M. Harris, 19, of Denmark was charged with operation of a defective motor vehicle and illegal transportation of drugs by a minor following a stop on Haley Town Road. Wednesday, August 7 12:06 a.m. Animal complaint on Harbor Road. 8:51 p.m. Suspicious activity on Lake Kezar Road. Thursday, August 8 1:32 a.m. Radar detail on Main Street. 7:09 a.m. Criminal trespass complaint on Bridgton Road. 9:32 a.m. Suspicious activity investigated on Jordan Camp Road. 12:44 p.m. Fraud complaint on Stuart Street. 1:40 p.m. Drug overdose at an Oxford Street location. 4:10 p.m. Complaint at a Portland Street location investigated. Friday, August 9 12:27 p.m. Matthew J. Morse, 27, of Somerville, Mass. and Mark L. Hermann, 73, of Lovell was charged with operating (a watercraft) without safety equipment (Saco River). 3:45 p.m. Eddie Vega, 35, of Weymouth, Mass. was charged with failing to display excise tax decal on a watercraft. 8:30 p.m. Blake W. Quintal, 18, of Boston, Mass. was charged with possession of liquor by a minor at a Lovell Road campground. 8:45 p.m. Connor C. POLICE, Page A

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CHRISTMAS IN JULY CELEBRATION — Despite temps in the 80s, this group of Wanda Plummer dancers had a great time celebrating “Christmas In July.” Pictured here are (left to right) Emily Rowe, Rachel Horan, Randi-Lyn Conley, Brooke Chase, Maegan Vierra and Morgan Nichols.

Senior College sessions Registration information for the fall session of Senior College at Bridgton is on the way to everyone on the mailing list. The six-week session, set for Sept. 12 through Oct. 25, held at Bridgton Community Center, will initiate a new policy made necessary by the continuing popularity of class offerings: no one will be admitted to any class without prior registration. The session gets underway with a special event. On Sept. 12, award-winning author, Lois Lowry, will lead a discussion of her 1994 Newbery Medal winning novel, The

Giver. Set in the future, this novel for young adults has made an impact on people of all ages and has been cited as one of the most engrossing and challenged book of recent decades. The one-time class will be free for Senior College members (academic year 20132014), and Senior College will supply a complimentary copy of The Giver to all who register for the event. Participants are asked to read the novel before attending the class. Books will be available at Bridgton Books, where those registered may sign for their copy.

(Continued from Page A) Arnold, 21, was charged with importing malt liquor or wine following a stop at a Lovell Road campground. 10:05 p.m. Police charged two subjects with possession of drugs at a Lovell Road campground. Charged were: Myles A. Layman, 22, of Ipswich, Mass., two counts of unlawful possession of a scheduled drug and possession of marijuana; Alexandra L. Rose, 22, of Norfolk, Mass., unlawful possession of a schedule drug and possession of marijuana. Saturday, August 10 1 a.m. Jared M. Chandler, 29, of Plymouth, Mass. was charged with unlawful possession of a scheduled drug while at a Lovell Road campground. 8 a.m. Assisted citizen at the Saco River. 1:10 p.m. Suspicious activity on Smith Street. 10 p.m. Fire on Kimball Lake Shore Road. 11:17 p.m. Doug A. Wallace, 28, of Woburn,

Mass. was charged with possession of marijuana at a Lovell Road campground. Sunday, August 11 1 a.m. Noise complaint on Oxford Street. 7:41 a.m. Parking problem on Bridgton Road. 12:40 p.m. Tyler B. Fletcher, 22, of Lincoln, R.I. was charged with operating a watercraft without safety equipment on the Saco River. 1:57 p.m. Harassment complaint on Harbor Road. 5:27 p.m. Assist fire department on Kenerson Drive.

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By Gail Geraghty Staff Writer Bridgton resident and downtown business landlord Chuck Renneker speaks his mind, often as not critically, when it comes to the way Bridgton town government operates. But most times, it’s nothing personal. As Selectman on Tuesday discussed better ways of tracking use of the downtown sewer system, however, Renneker said he felt he was being singled out unfairly. He owns a large red barn on Depot Street that he wants to lease to a major restaurant, he said. There’s a potential for a major restaurant going in there, which would certainly change the whole night scene in Bridgton,” Renneker said. “I have a husband and wife ready for a handshake, who have extensive background, who’ve opened many restaurants, then sell them and open more,” he said, without naming names. The couple is enthusiastic, “because of their love of Bridgton and what they see as a business opportunity.” But, Renneker said, he can’t get to the project approval stage, and thus the contract stage, without first securing a sewer allocation. For months, the request has been held up, in part by Town Manager Mitch Berkowitz’s

Advisory Council members (Continued from Page A) “They (patients) are the true experts who have spent time with us. We value and invite their point of view,” Bridgton Hospital (BH) officials said. “Patients, their families, and care providers together shape programs, facility designs, and dayto-day service interactions to continuously improve the care experience.” The advisor role consists of: serving as advocates for patients and their families; a reminder to always put patients and families perspective first; guide BH in the processes that help to improve care and the overall experiences of patients and families; work to ensure that the specific needs of patients and families are considered when programs and facilities are developed and designed; serve as a link from the hospital to the communities BH serves; assist in the identification of opportunities that will improve patient and family experiences; serve as a resource on a wide variety of issues, services and processes. Qualities of an advisor includes: shares insights and experiences in productive ways; sees beyond his/her own personal experience; respects diversity and differing opinions; listens well; collaborates on solutions; has a passion for enhancing the patient and family experience. Bridgton Hospital Patient and Family advisors serve twoyear terms as advisors to Bridgton Hospital leadership and provide information, opinions and guidance for many BH endeavors and projects. The advisors meet monthly as a group to share ideas and insight. If you are a member of one of the above medical practices and would like to be considered for a volunteer position on the Council, BH welcomes your call! Please contact Pam Smith at Bridgton Hospital at 647-6055 for an application.

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uncertainty over whether the state Department of Environmental Protection would allow any new demands to be placed on the system before its weaknesses have been identified and repaired. After a lengthy discussion, Selectmen did end up approving the 2,460 gallon per day allocation request, however, clearing the way for a final project approval from the Bridgton Planning Board. Initially, the board wanted to impose a condition on approval, which would require Renneker to pay the allocation fee within 60 days following the project’s final approval by the planning board. Members were

concerned about holding up future allocation requests should Renneker’s project not happen. Currently, Bridgton’s Sewer Ordinance requires that the allocation be purchased within two years. Renneker said only 35% of the allocations that the town has granted for the system have actually been used; the rest are simply owned by the property owners. And the town hasn’t figured out what to do about that yet. “I feel like this has become a political nightmare, and I have been singled out,” Renneker said. “We need a major rework of the sewer ordinance.”  

Erosion control grant (Continued from Page A) Funding for this grant, the Moose Pond Watershed Implementation Project, is in part through the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) under Section 319 of the Clean Water Act. Section 319 grants are administered by the Maine Department of Environmental Protection in partnership with EPA in order to prevent or reduce water pollution in Maine. Project partners include Moose Pond Association, Lakes Environmental Association, and the Oxford County Soil and Water Conservation District. To sign up for a free consultation, please contact Heather True of CCSWCD at 892-4700 or htrue@cumberlandswcd. org. CCSWCD is non-regulatory organization and the implementation of any recommendations is voluntary. Time and funding is running out so please call now!

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This cruise will definitely rock ‘River Queen’ By Dawn De Busk Staff Writer NAPLES — Prolonged mental clarity, being energized after an exhausting day, and feeling physically strong. What kind of magic pill can do this? Regular exercise has been proven to do all of the above. But, it’s like the icing on a tasty calorie-free cake when the workout is fun. A newcomer to Zumba

dancing, Sarah Butters, 34, of Duxbury, Mass., said the workout is definitely both fun and social. “You feel good. You just feel good about yourself. You feel stronger. You feel productive,” Butters said. “Doing Zumba encourages other healthy lifestyles like eating healthier,” she said. “I find if I go a day without doing it I miss it. If is miss it, I need to go back,” Butters said.

On Friday, the Songo River Queen II will depart on a cruise that is guaranteed to rock the boat. That’s because the people on the paddleboat replica will be dancing full bore. Zumba instructor Vicki Toole said nothing tops this summertime venue for her classes, which she offers on Wednesdays from 7:15 to 8:15 p.m. through the end of August. During the Wednesday class, the boat

stays docked. This Friday is the last of two dates that the boat actually departs on a cruise during the Zumba class. “The Songo River Queen is my favorite place to do Zumba because the gym is too hot during the summer months,” she said. “Nothing inspires people more than that view and the breeze coming off Long Lake. Then, you see the sunset. It is incredible,” Toole said. Plus, the Latin-based dance workout is enjoyable and entertaining for participants. “I used to skip exercise all the time, because it is torture,” Toole said. “Zumba is fun. The hour just flies by,” she said. Toole said she naturally loves dancing. “Yes, I was always the person on the dance floor who would never get off. Like at my wedding reception. This is awful, but I barely talked to anyone because I was on dance floor the whole time,” she laughed. However, being a good dancer is not a requirement for trying out Zumba, she said. Janice Donovan, 49, of Tewksbury, Mass., has been doing Zumba for six months. “I do it for the physical fitness aspect obviously, but it has so many other benZUMBA INSTRUCTOR Vicki Toole leads a group of women in a dance routine aboard efits,” she said. the Songo River Queen II on Wednesday. (De Busk Photo) “Even though I am not good at it, I laugh a lot,”

Donovan said. “Dance — I didn’t think I ever did like it. I was never good at jazzercise, but I love this. I do this in Mass., too. In Maine, I come to Zumba classes because my sister-inlaw lives around the corner,” she said. Donovan is a holistic health coach who is a runner and practices yoga regularly. She said she is open to trying new forms of physical fitness, which led her to Zumba. “I exercise for the mental clarity. Even though I might be physically exhausted, I have mental clarity. I like to do this first thing in the morning,” she said. “Zumba is fun. It energizes my soul,” she said. “To be outdoors, exercising on the water is great. I love the water. Again, my soul is so joyful,” Donovan said. Toole said that is the feedback she gets from people who take the class. “The students will say they feel foggy; and then after their class, they feel more clear-headed. They also feel more energetic,” she said. Naples resident Renee Parmelee, 32, said Zumba “makes me feel better, and seeing results makes me feel even better.” Parmelee’s exercise program includes workouts at the gym, cardio kickboxing, and running. She attended her first Zumba class six months ago. “Zumba is great on the

Zumba cruise When: Friday, Aug. 16, 7 to 9 p.m. Where: Songo River Queen II dock Cost: $20 includes boat ride, exercise class and hors d’oeuvres. Afterparty will be held at Willo’s on the Causeway. paddleboat. You are out in the fresh air, instead of confined in one spot,” she said. “It has great energy. I would say it is a great, fun form of exercise. It is something I look forward to,” Parmelee said. Toole said one of the reasons she started leading Zumba classes is so she would have an excuse to participate in the workout regularly. “After every class, I say, ‘Thank you for coming to class. Thank you for dancing with me. I need this more than you do.’ I feel like a million bucks, and you cannot buy that feeling,’” Toole said. Butters, who has been practicing for a couple months, highly recommended doing Zumba on the Queen. “It’s the environment, you feel like you are in a fish bowl. People can watch you, and see that Zumba is fun,” she said. “Plus, you have this beautiful landscape around you,” she said.

Senior College fall course registrations open now (Continued from Page A) Moby Dick. He will be joined, once again, by Craig Hacker, who will add his insights as to the religious setting and circumstances of the novel and the period in which it was written. • Senior College is fortunate to have the assistance of Bridgton Hospital to present a speaker series, “Mini Med School.” Hospital professionals will speak about

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resulted from this English experiment in theocracy. • As special invitation has been issued to Senior College members to attend a workshop, “Getting to Know Your E-reader” to be held at the Naples Library during the period Oct. 2, 9 and 16 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Library Director, Christine Powers, will devote one session each to Android, Apple or Nook devices. Please phone the library at 6936841 to register and for more details about which session will feature your particular device. For those who cannot bring their own device, the library will supply you with something to use during the session. Membership in Senior College at Bridgton is $20 for the coming academic year, 2013-14, and each class has a fee of $15. The registration period ends on Sept. 7. All payment is to be made by check. The Center staff will not take any registration or collect any fees. Everyone is asked to follow directions on the course information flyer and registration form.

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FOCUS ON CITIZENSHIP — Local 4-H youth and volunteers pictured with U.S. Senator Angus King are (left to right) Ella Sulloway of Bridgton, Sullivan Tidd of Casco, Melinda White of Norway, Nick Hall of Casco, Alice Pelletier of Hanover, Lucien Sulloway of Bridgton, Phil Catanese of Bryant Pond, Anthony Whitman of West Paris, Nicole Auger of Harrison and Misty Sulloway of Bridgton.

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The 4-Hers included Ella and Lucaien Sulloway of Bridgton; Melinda White of Norway; Alice Pelletier of Hanover; Anthony Whitman of West Paris; Sullivan Tidd and Nick Hall of Casco; and Nicole Auger of Harrison. 4-H club leaders Phil Catanese of Bryant Pond and Misty Sulloway of Bridgton traveled with the delegates

to Washington, D.C. While in Washington, participants learned about becoming youth mentors in leadership, gained understanding about how government works and met members of Maine’s Congressional delegation. 4-H is the youth development program of the University of Maine Cooperative Extension.

Food City in Bridgton has agreed to host a bookcase loaded with free books for children and adults. Earlier this week, Kirsten Mackenzie, Food City’s manager and local resident, gave an enthusiastic thumbs-up when approached with the idea by the Bridgton Literacy Taskforce. “When families come to buy groceries they can also go home with a free book for each of the kids,” said George Bradt, BLT secretary. After a five-second think, the dialog took less than 30 seconds: “When will the books arrive?” “How about tomorrow?” FREE BOOKS at Food City, provided by the Bridgton “Early morning?” Literacy Taskforce. (Photo E. Manners)

“See you at 7.” The family-friendly bookcase is straight ahead as customers enter Food City. “It’s bright green, filled with about 150 books, and hard to miss,” said Bradt. “The community has been generous in providing the BLT with gently used books for our summer reading and give-away programs. Now that it’s back-to-school-time it’s important that families continue to have plenty of books to enjoy together.” “We hope Bridgton residents, along with visitors, will continue donating gently used books we can use to continually stock the bookcase at Food City,” said Pam Brucker, BLT librarian. In addition to giving away 1,000 free books, BLT volunteers have spent countless hours reading to local children at five locations around Bridgton this summer. The BLT, an all-volunteer, nonprofit, community orgaBOOKS, Page A

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Michelle Basselet of Casco is working as a student tour guide this year at Susquehanna University (Selinsgrove, Pa.). To become a tour guide, students must complete a written application and personal interview with the admissions staff. Once selected, students complete an intensive training program, followed by additional training sessions throughout their time on the job. Training includes shadowing veteran tour guides, becoming familiar with the admissions process and frequently asked questions, learning to present important information during the tour and preparing to deal with challenging situations that may arise while giving a tour. Michelle, a sophomore majoring in secondary education and history, is a 2011 graduate of Lake Region High School. She is the daughter of Nancy Basselet and the late Norman Basselet. She was recently inducted into the Susquehanna University chapter of Alpha Phi Omega, a coeducational service fraternity. The purpose of the fraternity is to assemble college students under the fellowship and principles of leadership, friendship and service to humanity. Members complete a minimum of 40 hours of service per year. Basselet is a rising sophomore majoring in secondary education and history. Seamus Feider-Sullivan of Brownfield, a Mechanical Engineering major, was named to the Dean’s List at Union College (Schenectady, N.Y.) for the 2012-13 academic year. Seamus is a 2009 graduate of Fryeburg Academy. To make Dean’s List, students must receive a 3.5 grade point average for the entire academic year. They also must meet several other requirements to be awarded the honor. Katherine Russell of Fryeburg has been named to the Dean’s List at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (Troy, N.Y.) for the spring 2013 semester. The Dean’s List recognizes full-time students who maintain grade-point averages of a minimum of 3.0 out of a possible 4.0 and have no grades below “C.” Katherine studies Biomedical Engineering. Shannon Friberg of Fryeburg has enrolled at James Madison University (Harrisonberg, Va.) for the fall 2013 semester. Shannon plans to major in biology.

Washout questions

(Continued from Page A) money as best it can. Roads like Mountain Road and Kansas Road need more than just a resurfacing, they need to be restructured from the ground up if the town expects the work to last more than 10 years, he explained. “They need to have more groundwork, and not just money on the top.” And groundwork is much more expensive, since many town roads are little more than a “glorified cow path” under the surface. The last time Kansas Road was repaved along its entire four-mile length was in 1999 and 2000, said Kidder, and the plan is to grind the road and place a stabilizing base on it prior to a final paving. A mile and a half near the Naples town line will be done this year, he said, but “it’s going to take a couple of years, worst case three years,” before the entire road can be redone. Kidder said the storm damage was especially extensive because the town had just replaced the 24-inch culvert and paved over the adjoining surface. He took exception to the speculation, from a resident who called Selectman Chairman Doug Taft, that he replaced the 24-inch culvert with a smaller culvert. “The size of the culvert was 24-inch, and it was replaced with 24-inch,” Kidder stated. State laws govern the size and design of culvert replacements, said Kidder, and one of the most basic rules is that a culvert is never replaced with one of a smaller size. And going with something larger might sound logical, but isn’t always advisable. “For some reason, that ditch filled up with more water” than usual, Kidder said. Interestingly, he added, “We seem to have some areas of town that get more rain than other areas” with many storms. “That isn’t the first time that culvert has caused problems on Kansas Road.” Kidder said he is waiting for a construction crew to come repave the road, and the work should be done soon. He asked the Finks to keep in mind that along with damage repair, a proper road program requires that “I need to save roads if I can,” by repaving them before they become too vulnerable to damage from wear.

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Art is sifted, beauty revealed (Continued from Page A) artists, Hook, or the town, knew beforehand what the finished product would be, or what materials would be used to create it. But with the outside wall of the hopper building offering a big blank canvas, the possibilities seemed endless. “It was a risk for the town selectmen,” Hook acknowledged, saying the board had a hard time wrapping their minds around the project. “They thought that the dump was not a good place for art.” The board also had concerns over liability issues, envisioning a return to dump picking at its messiest. The selectmen were won over, however, by support and assurances from Transfer Station Manager Don Legere and Ken Richardson, Public Works Director, that all issues of oversight and problem solving could be managed. Karpinski and Hendrikx see themselves as visual journalists, who use images instead of words to communicate, said Karpinski, whose mother lives in Denmark. Well into completion of the project on Monday, the artists said that it wasn’t long into their exploration of the dump that their eyes were drawn to the glittering display of pieces of mica on the ground. Tiny sparkles in the sunlight, the material was everywhere in sight on the road and in the mounds. As artists whose major aim through their art is to evoke interaction with the community, the women saw unspoiled silver flakes of silicate intermingled with waste, so ubiquitous, yet so ignored. They knew they’d found their material. Black tie optional On Thursday, Aug. 15, at 5 p.m., the image they created from the mica and glued to the hopper building will be revealed to Denmark residents and friends at a champagnetoasting unveiling Hook jokingly calls “a black-tie optional affair.” They want the image’s identity to be a surprise, so no hints here — other than to say they found what they needed on the website of T.J.Max clothing. “The nature of the material informs what it is,” said Karpinski. Knowing how essential Legere’s support had been to the project, they made sure he saw a photo of the image before they went ahead. “We didn’t want to offend him,” said Karpinski. With help from Ivy Girdwood, a young resident of town, the women used window screens to collect mica all around the dump grounds, using the window screens to sift it from the dirt. They spent many more hours cleaning and splitting the silicate plates, to enhance the translucency

Artist Tara Karpinski applies a thin sliver of mica to the public art installation on the side of the Denmark Transfer Station’s hopper building. Can you tell what it is? Come to the Public Space Art opening on Thursday, Aug. 15, at 5 p.m. at the Denmark Transfer Station on Hancock Pond Road to find out. (Geraghty Photo) and render the pieces more pliable. They had to travel to Portland to buy a special wheat glue that would stand up to high humidity. Using a projector at nighttime, they traced the image in pencil on the side of the building. Then they spent nearly a full week filling it in by glueing literally thousands of overlapping mica pieces, giving a glittering jeweled effect. The result is the first piece of public art in the town of Denmark, and Hook hopes it won’t be the last. Hendrikz said many residents who came to the dump over the weekend took pause from their automatic weekly chore to approach them and ask questions. “Everyone’s been really positive,” said Karpinski. Even those who don’t know the first thing about art can readily appreciate, and respect, the amount of work that went into the project, she added. “We hope that it becomes a kind of myth,” she said, “with people telling their friends, to say, ‘Did you see what they did at the dump?’ Our best hope is that a large part of this project will happen after we leave.” Hook, with characteristic energy and enthusiasm, has loftier ambitions, he said. “What you see is only part of the project. “We want the dump to be a destination, contributing to cultural tourism in the state of Maine.”

(Continued from Page A) business owners can meet with selectmen for a workshop on Aug. 26. Then, the ordinance that was adopted at Naples Town Meeting this spring will once again go before the voting public after Labor Day in September. Changes will be made to parts of the town ordinance, which was originally designed to reduce signage and business banners in the rights-of-way on the Causeway. Another intention of the ordinance was to control seasonal street vendors on the main thoroughfare. It was stressed during the meeting that the town will focus on businesses with items — banners, displays, tables and chairs — jutting out into the public rightsof-way. Recently, when business owners who operate in the Town of Naples read the ordinance and realized they were subject to permit fees and subsequent fines, more than two dozen phone calls were made to the town office and local selectmen. “We wanted to address vendors on public property, but we didn’t want to address businesses on private property,” Town Manager Derik Goodine said. “I have made some amendments based on what I have heard. It is affecting more businesses than it did in the beginning,” he said. “By the nature of their business, a lot of businesses have stuff stored outside like Aubuchon Hardware or

Crosswalk free meal location may move in the facility’s kitchen. a Community Development (Continued from Page A) Town Manager Derik Block Grant from Cumberland he said, and he was uncertain if upgrades would be required Goodine said he can apply for County. The grant could help pay for upgrades that would make the Legion more accessible to those people with physical handicaps. It was suggested that the nonprofit Crosswalks might also be eligible for grants to help with bringing the outdated lift up to code. The upstairs floor of

the Legion Hall has ample space for the food pantry. Additionally, there are plenty of parking spaces outside the building. According to Selectman Christine Powers, the next step for the town is to have another conversation with Crosswalks board members. “The whole idea was to see if the Legion would work,” Caron said.

Powers agreed with the purpose of scouting out potential sites for Crosswalks’ program. “I just wanted to make sure the Legion wasn’t stuck with bills they couldn’t pay,” Powers said. In an e-mail late Tuesday night, Crosswalks Board of Directors President Nancy Vose said she has not yet taken a tour of the American Legion. Therefore, she could not comment on what improvements would need to be made, what grants might be available to assist with those upgrades, or (Continued from Page A) if the facility would work for ten years, Walia said. She added that negotiations depend on the food pantry program.

Hacker’s Hill

whether or not the cell phone service provider is still using the towers. For now, an osprey family has taken up residence at the top of the tower, she said. That is something people might want to see during this month’s celebration. The event will include food and wine catered by Raymond resident Linda Manchester, who owns Good Life Market. Also, musicians will perform for the special evening. “The celebration is occurring in August as it’s the time during the summer when most people are here. The hill is open to the public, and the mortgage was paid on July 24. What great reasons to celebrate,” Walia said. “The Town of Casco really came through. I want to give them a lot of credit for the initial gift and the final gift that helped pay off the mortgage,” she said. In 2011, during Casco Town Meeting, residents voted to allocate $75,000 from an existing Open Space Acquisition Account. Again, this April, the majority of residents favored earmarking another $25,000 to assist with paying off the one-year mortgage for the Hacker’s Hill purchase. “It wasn’t an easy campaign. When we saw the finish line for the campaign, we knew it was time to celebrate,” Walia said. Compared to other land managed by Loon Echo, Hacker’s Hill is a small piece of property. However, the parcel is very visible, very accessible off Quaker Ridge Road, and very wellknown.

a landscaping company with bushes and trees and lawn ornaments. Marina owners are concerned about if it affects them. Even Bray’s because of the beer garden outside — do they need a permit?” he said. After fielding phone calls, Goodine decided two specific changes were in order: 1.) the definition of street vendor so that it does not include all out-the-door sales, 2.) a $50 application fee for a permit with the remainder of the money to be paid if the permit is approved. “Under this ordinance, it sounds like they have to put up $500 and roll the dice. It would be better to have an application fee. An application fee would be fairer,” he said. The idea behind the ordinance was to have some control over street vendors, Goodine said. According to Causeway Restoration Committee Chairman Bob Neault the town should not drop its objective. “We were intending to affect businesses operating on the Causeway — ones that have taken over rightsof-way. That is something that goes in forefront.” Regarding other portions of the ordinance, Neault said there was a better chance of those being resolved if the town held a public workshop. Smart — and a few business owners who accompanied her — said they were pleased with the outcome. They are spreading the word about the Aug. 26 workshop. “I appreciate this conversation. At least, you are listening,” Smart told the board. As the agenda item wrapped up, Selectman Christine Powers said, “So our businesses that are here won’t continue to be charged.” Once lawyers make changes to the document, “we will steer businesses to that draft on our webpage so business owners know that before they come to the workshop.” Selectman Robert Caron II agreed with informing local business owners. “Tell people there is a fix. We are not enforcing it at this moment,” Caron said.

Free books

(Continued from Page A) nization committed to helping Bridgton children reach their full literacy potential, hands out free books, gives out free learning kits and offers free year-round literacy coaching to everyone regardless of age. Weekend Activities Tomorrow (Friday), BLT will be reading aloud in room Number 2 of the Community Center during the Village Folk Festival from 3 to 5:30 p.m. The next day, Saturday, the BLT will be reading Growing Vegetable Soup, at the Garden Party. “Growing Vegetable Soup,” written and illustrated by Lois Ehlert, is a colorful, 36-page book that includes a vegetable soup recipe that serves eight. It’s a perfect complement to a garden party. “The BLT has purchased 30 copies of Growing Vegetable Soup that we’ll be giving away at the event,” said Bradt. Anyone who wants to donate books, or to join the BLT in giving literacy a boost in Bridgton, is invited to friend BLT on Facebook, or call George at 595-0736.


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Community Festival highlights local growers and restaurants Tucked into a “nook” just round the bend down Swamp Road in Bridgton, Hidden Acres Farm features a mother-daughter pair of owners, an appealing patchwork of vegetables in beds that seem tended with homespun care. They love working together on this sunny oasis surrounded by silent acres of forest. Heading to downtown Bridgton via South High Street, one is immediately struck by the well-tended fields of corn of Shepherd’s Farm, which over centuries has imbued the landscape with an iconic New England hilltop barn and farm stand.   At the Farmers’ Market on Saturday mornings just down the road, one will discover six other farmers, with all their freshest produce, often glazed with that morning’s dewfall.   The Village Folk Festival — to be held this Friday, Aug. 16 on Depot Street — started with a clear mission: to celebrate the area’s “heroes” — it’s local farmers, restaurateurs, entrepreneurs, craftspeople and musicians. And so far, these heroes have reciprocated by providing nearly half of the support for the festival, including the fresh produce from 10

Biggest fish CENTER LOVELL — A recent addition at Harvest Gold Gallery on Route 5 are the new sculptures by Geoff Herguth of Geoff Herguth Design. Herguth and Jessie Redlon create custom sculptures including life-size mermaids, fish, sharks, crustaceans, dogs, birds, and a three dimensional representation of the Maine state. They also fabricate decorative ironwork, sculptural signage, furniture and cabinetry, and operate a commercial marine welding service providing custom boat building, repair and restoration. Specializing in cast aluminum, stainless steel, copper and bronze, Geoff has been designing, welding and creating with metal for over 30 years. Geoff uses a method of casting called Lost Styrofoam casting. Lost Styrofoam casting is a sand casting process where the original pattern is carved in Styrofoam. The finished pattern is “rammed” (packed) in casting sand in a container called a flask. Casting sand is fine sand, mixed with oil to allow it to pack tightly. The molten metal is poured into the flask and the Styrofoam FISH, Page B

local organic farms. “There is a fine thread that unites so many people in this community,” said Lucia Terry, one of the organizers of the festival. “When we buy local, we are supporting people who, in addition to providing goods and services, are also providing sustainability and an attractive image for our community.” Patrick Lindsay, a chef at the Standard Gastropub would agree, but also added one more important fact, “For me as a chef, its important to know how a particular product was grown or raised… All of us here (at Standard Gastropub) share the same vision that locally-sourced product tastes better, looks better, and sustains local business better. We want to develop relationships with as many local vendors as possible.”

This trend of producing and buying local, he said, is a growing movement in the United States, and Maine is right in the middle of it. “I think American restaurants are coming out of a dark age of processed ingredients and factory-farmed livestock,” he said. “Maine is especially one of the forerunners of this new movement because of our ever increasing culinary renaissance. I’m proud to live in a state that has one of the fastest rates of ‘farm-to-table’ standards in many new restaurants.” Demand for local produce from restaurants is high, says Geof Hancock, owner of Alma Farms in Porter. He motions to a five-acre field of every kind of vegetable — beans, eggplant, cherry tomatoes, kale and broccoli — and said, “It is

a lot of work, but I am proud that we can grow enough vegetables to feed 62 families, as well as supply farmers’ markets and restaurants,” then he added, motioning to a truck packed with crates of eggplants and zucchinis, “This shipment is for the good people (restaurant owners) in North Conway.” Some restaurants keep it even more local — as in their own backyard. “I keep a small garden out back,” says Tom Doviak of Tom’s Homestead Restaurant of Bridgton. “We can supply many of the smaller things from our own backyard, such as squash, pumpkins, tomatoes, kale, fresh parsley and green beans.” Skills such as tending vegetables in a field, making maple syrup, quilting, and playing ancient musical forms… these are skills that can be shared and passed down through the generations.  The Village Folk Festival hopes to celebrate how these skills help create community, and start a new tradition in Bridgton, that has its roots in the past. The Festival is this Friday, Aug. 16, rain or shine, from 3 to 10 p.m. on Depot Street.

By Julia Marino Village Folk Festival Most people don’t get too excited about beans. Perhaps, it is because when we go to the grocery store, what we see isn’t really worth getting exciting over. There are a few plastic bags full of boring beans in varying shades of brown, with an occasional white bean thrown into the mix. But, what if the bean aisle had varieties that were purple or tiger-striped or even ones that looked like the Chinese yin-yang symbol? Sound hard to believe? The truth is that there are hundreds, if not thousands, of beautiful and interesting bean varieties, yet most stores only carry about five different types. Luckily, there are people who are known as seed savers and, thanks to them, we have options aside from the commonplace kidney, pinto and black beans. One such seed saver resides right here in Maine, in a small mid-coast town called Coopers Mills. Sam Birch, or “Sam the Bean Man” as I like to call him, has over 300 varieties of beans in his collection. He started gardening at the age of eight. He is now 80 years old and is still at it, making sure that his beans continue to be cultivated each year. This season, he has around 70 varieties planted. For the past 15 years,

Sam has displayed his beans at the exhibition hall at the Common Ground Fair. He usually brings 75 to 100 different varieties and most win a blue ribbon. One year, he received a best-in-show ribbon for his Chaska purple bean, an honor that the judges at Common Ground do not freely bestow. When I asked Sam how he got started in seed saving and interested in beans in particular, he told me that he used to grow a bean in his garden called “silver cloud” that he loved. But, over time, the seed catalogs stopped carrying it. He realized, “If I want some beans like this, I gotta save some.” Now he likes Jacob’s cattle best, because, “It germinates fast; it makes a good, strong plant; it’s

prolific; it’s easy to grow; and it’s a good-sized bean.” Fortunately, Jacob’s cattle is grown by farmers in our area and can even be found at most grocery or specialty stores here in Bridgton and surrounding towns. If you didn’t know beans before reading this, perhaps you know a little bit more now. And if you doubt that there is such a thing as a yin-yang bean, come see for yourself at the Village Folk Festival this Friday, Aug. 16. Sam was kind enough to lend us 50 varieties of his beans, and they will be on display. There is even a variety that the Department of Agriculture has not yet named, and we will be holding a contest to see who can come up with the best name! Hope to see you all there.

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CELEBRATION OF LOCAL FOOD — Geof Hancock of Alma Farm in Porter works a five-acre field of every kind of vegetable from beans to eggplant, from cherry tomatoes to kale and broccoli. This Friday’s Village Folk Festival in Bridgton celebrates local farming, and will include music and children’s games as well, from 3 to 10 p.m.

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The Garden Committee of the Bridgton Community Center’s Community Gardens invites the public to join them on Saturday, Aug. 17, from 5 to 9 p.m. as they celebrate the fruits of a grand collaboration over many years in creating the town’s first Community Gardens. There’ll be a grilled chicken dinner, live acoustic music, activities for kids, raffle baskets, and most importantly a chance to learn about the good works of this remarkable local nonprofit community, which includes generous support from the Gilroy Initiative. The committee’s goal is “Fresh Healthy Food for Everyone!” Over the past few years, the Community Gardens beside the Community Center on Depot Street have raised almost 1,000 pounds of vegetables and herbs for anyone in need. This year the number of beds was doubled, resulting in the creation of 52 organic raised beds and allowing for beds available for rent. At Saturday’s party, the committee will have a menu of grilled chicken, a variety of sausages, a host of summer vegetable dishes, sun teas and homemade cakes and breads served with delectable rhubarb compotes. Volunteers will gladly give tours of the gardens and exhibits. The cost is $5 for a button, which supports the efforts of the committee in building community and providing scholarships through this collaborative gardening effort. Other ways to support the effort are by volunteering, helping to fund scholarships, or simply making a donation to this worthy cause.

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Albany Town Hall Music Fairs & Festivals Revival this Sunday night ALBANY — Come join the fun on Sunday, Aug. 18 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Albany Town Hall Music Revival, the kickoff show for what is planned as a series of local performances. The show, hosted by local performer and Albany resident Brad Hooper, will feature four first-rate professional acts from the area. Performers will include Hooper, Trailer Trash (Paul Dube, Ellen Lindsey, Eric Grenier, Bob Rosenbaum), The Milltown Road Show (Terry Swett, Jack D. Jolie

and Debbie Stanford) and a Bunch of Old Hippies (Nate Towne, Al Mallory, Bob Wallace, Rusty Wiltjer, Paul Dube, Davey Sturdevant and Tom Zicarrelli). Tickets are only $10 at the door, and will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis starting at 5:30 p.m. Indoor seating is limited, but don’t worry if you get there late — this is a music revival at its best, and they’ll be throwing open the windows to fill the night air with song. For a $5 suggested donation you can set up a lawn chair, sit in

the bed of your truck or throw down a blanket and enjoy the music right into the night. There will be no charge for kids under 12. Snacks and soft drinks will be sold inside. Since this is a family event, it will be alcohol- and tobaccofree. To help the Albany Improvement Association’s ongoing effort to restore the town hall, Hooper offered to do a solo show but found other professionals who thought it would be “cool” to jam in the 18th-century structure. “I was totally excited and

surprised that these acts, all of which I hold the greatest respect for, said they wanted to play,” said Hooper. “All are seasoned, well-versed musicians, songwriters and performers. This looks like it is going to be something really special.” The Albany Town Hall is located at the intersection of Vernon Street, Hunts Corner Road and Route 5 in Albany Township. For more information call 824-2216. If no answer, please leave a message and someone will get back to you.

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 grilled chicken dinner feast, starting at 5 p.m., with music and kids activities, as part of the Community Garden Celebration beside the Bridgton Community Center; 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. 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. Sarah Folsom, a rising star of American opera, will be performing at 7 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Paris as the second of the church’s Concerts on The Hill series. 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: 8242216. Friday-Sunday, Aug. 23-25 The 25th annual Bach Festival Chorus will be in residence at the Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center at

the Miranda Leavitt Diabetes Fund • Push to Start Band, 3 p.m., (a/k/a the Kelly Karuzis Band) • Full Circle Band, 5 p.m. (sponsored by Hannaford) • Amazing fireworks, 9:30 p.m., with special effects for Fryeburg (sponsored by Bea’s Marketplace and Poland Spring). Throughout the day there’ll be contests, demonstrations, dunk-tank, exhibits, raffles, food and merchant vendors all located at the Fryeburg Fairgrounds. There’ll be a

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LOVELL — The touring company of Celebration Barn will bring their new show, The Fabulous Problemas, to the Brick Church for the Performing Arts in Lovell

tonight, Thursday, Aug. 15 at 7:30 p.m. In this outrageous criminal comedy, three squirt gunslinging desperadoes swindle and seduce their way into

SWORDFISH — One of four original custom sculptures by Geoff Herguth now on display at Harvest Gold Gallery, Route 5, Center Lovell.

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(Continued from Page B) is vaporized and displaced. After cooling, the sand is broken away to reveal the cast metal. The petro bond sand used is fine enough to pick up a fingerprint. A value added element to lost Styrofoam casting is that each pattern is hand-carved. Even if the subject is repeated, it will be unique, as no two patterns can be identically reproduced. The roughcast piece is then finished by a variety of techniques, sandblasting, grinding, polishing and “chasing” (hammering) the surfaces of the piece. His commissioned sculpture and signage can be found as feature decor at restaurants and retail stores along the east coast. At Harvest Gold Gallery, on display are four of Geoff’s original pieces, including the Mako Shark, Mermaid and Moon, Swordfish, and Mermaid. The Gallery is located on Route 5 in Center Lovell Maine, and is open daily. Phone them at 925-6502 or e-mail them at

Deertrees lineup HARRISON — The 2013 season at Deertrees Theatre draws to a close this next week, but not before four great performances that should have wide audience appeal will grace the stage. Thursday, Aug. 15 at 2 and 7:30 p.m., Family Theatre (special child ticket price). Deertrees welcomes the return of the popular Hampstead Stage Company with two performances for family audiences. In the afternoon at 2 p.m., they present The Secret Garden, based on Frances Hodgson Burnett’s classic book of the same name. Mary Lennox unlocks the secret garden and heals the brokenness around her. Then at 7.30 p.m., the company presents Nicholas Nickleby. This Charles Dickens’ classic is said to be amongst 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

THE FABULOUS PROBLEMAS comedy will be at the Lovell Brick Church for the Performing Arts tonight, Thursday, Aug. 15 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets at door are $10 for adults, $5 for children 15 and younger. For information see or call 925-1500.

the greatest heist of all time. The Fabulous Problemas is a Colombian-American collaboration,” write its creators, “but you didn’t hear it from us.” If you have attended any of the shows at Celebration Barn in South Paris, you know that The Barn (as its friends call it) makes a specialty of superb, original theater. For the past two years, Celebration Barn has also supported a touring company. Last year’s production, “Thumbs Up,” was a resounding success at the Brick Church. It’s wonderful to offer another such energetic show. The three creators (also the cast) of Fabulous Problemas — Amanda Huotari, Daniel Orrantia, and Aaron Tucker — met at Celebration Barn while studying with master artists including Keith Johnstone, Dody DiSanto, Julie Goell, Avner the Eccentric, Karen Montanaro and 500 Clowns. Working with director Davis Robinson, the show was devised in Bogota, Colombia and premiered at Celebration Barn in 2011. What a crew are these cre-

ators! Amanda Huotari is an actress internationally-trained in physical theater (and when she’s not performing, she also serves as the executive director of Celebration Barn). Daniel Orrantia is a Colombian improviser and graphic designer, who has performed throughout Europe and South America. Aaron Tucker has worked as a professional circus clown since graduating from Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Clown College. From this combination, miracles can happen on stage. “The Fabulous Problemas is one of the most entertaining performances I have seen in years,” writes Michael Miclon of The Oddfellow Theatre. “It’s an amazing adventure that left my sides hurting from laughter.” The Fabulous Problemas will be performed at the Brick Church for the Performing Arts on Christian Hill Road in Lovell. Tickets (at the door) will be $10 for adults, $5 for children 15 and under. For more information, please call 925-1500 or go to

Pierson to play Noble House Inn The next “Saturday Sounds” concert at Noble House Inn’s new Music Above the Lake series will feature well-known singer/ songwriter Heather Pierson, performing her original songs on Saturday, Aug. 31 starting at 4:30 p.m. Pierson’s music has been described by various reviewers as fresh, original and engaging. “There’s a real pureness to her voice,” said Aimsel Ponti in the Portland Press Herald, who said her songs tell stories “with a Joni Mitchell kind of edge.” A veteran performer and winner of the 2012 New England Songwriting Contest, Pierson engages audiences with a soulful, intimate and stirring style as she sings and plays piano, covering a wide variety of styles from jazz to blues to folk. Her growing catalog of CD releases reflect this boundless

creativity. New Orleans jazz, Delta blues, poignant and narrative story-songs, Native American chants, New Age instrumental piano, folk-pop — all are well within her repertoire. Her most recent CD release, The Open Road, is a collection of her stirring solo piano compositions. It features 14 pieces, including six “Heartland Songs” lovingly dedicated to the place of her birth and early childhood in Hebron. She is currently at work on CD number seven, The Hard Work of Living, a collection of her Americana/ folk/roots selections (including her award-winner, A Hard Man To Please. The public is invited to join with Noble House Inn patrons for an evening of music that is sure to entertain. The Inn is located at 81 Highland Road in Bridgton. Suggested donation is $10-15.

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Though it was held on its rain date, the annual Art in the Park show by the Bridgton Art Guild still drew a steady stream of visitors to Shorey Park July 20, as the heat wave of last month finally abated. Lining the walkway through the park and filling the picnic area beside Highland Lake were 66 booths displaying a wide variety of fine art, crafters and nonprofit education. First place honors in the 2D Category (painting, pastels, drawing, prints, ink) went to Roland Simard, with Claudia Hopf second and Nancy Engdahl third. Honorable Mention went to Mollie Mains, Jane Croteau, Brenda McGuinnes and Gwen Nagel. In the 3D Category (wood, pottery, jewelry, glass, novelties), first place went to Elizabeth Stephany, while Henry Duquette earned a second place ribbon and Willie Ferla came in third. Honorable Mention honors went to Dana Rogers, Kim and Guy Pilla and Kathy McGreavy. In the Photography Category, first was Daryl Ann Leonard, second, Linda Panzera and third, Robert Duquette. Honorable Mentions went to Jennifer Locke and Steve Traficonte.

Resort hosting book reading Monica Wood will be doing a Book Reading and Signing to benefit The North Bridgton Library on Friday, Aug. 23 at 7 p.m. at the Highland Lake Resort on North High Street in Bridgton. Wood’s most recent book, When We Were the Kennedys: A Memoir from Mexico, Maine, was the winner of the 2012 May Sarton Memoir Award for best memoir by a U.S. or Canadian woman, received the 2013 Maine Literary Award for memoir, was runner-up for the New England Book Festival Award in autobiography and made the coveted Oprah magazine summer reading list.  Tickets are $5 in advance, or $7 at the door. Payment can be made at the North Bridgton Library or a check can be mailed to NBPL, P.O. Box 268, N. Bridgton, ME 04057 to reserve your seat. For more information please call your librarian, Heather at 647-8563.

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CASCO — The Loon Echo Land Trust will hold its 26th Annual Meeting and Hacker’s Hill Campaign Celebration atop beautiful Hacker’s Hill in Casco on Saturday, Aug. 24. Members and campaign contributors will enjoy an evening of wine and food from the Good Life Market, while enjoying the beautiful views from this hilltop oasis. The night will begin at 5 p.m., with a short presentation of annual accomplishments followed by election of the board of directors. At

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Artisans by day, chicken by night The Charlotte Hobbs Memorial Library will hold the 38th Annual Arts & Artisans Fair on Saturday, Aug. 17 at the New Suncook School from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. This longstanding tradition of the library offers the community and surrounding areas the opportunity to see only the best-juried artisans in New England. As this is the biggest fundraiser for the library, 10 artisans have donated items for a raffle, as follows: Jennifer Allen — botanical lampshades; Jill A. Cooney — Americana crafts; Jane Durkee Prescott — Sally Bags; Gwen Nagel — small painting; Betsy Ann Golon — herbal products; Celia Talbot — pottery; Sandra White — quilling; Edie Bentinnen — metal works; Boyd Johnson — jewelry; and Jeff Peterson — woodwork. All of the raffle items can be seen at the library. Chances are $1 each, or a book of six for $5. Chances can be bought at the library and the day of the fair. In the

school cafeteria, there will be sandwiches, sweets and beverages for lunch. Also in the cafeteria, there are books for sale, and the price is right. For many who live in the area, this is the event they’ve been waiting for. Supporting the library gains great satisfaction for those who know the many ways that the Charlotte Hobbs Memorial Library’s programs serve the Lovell community. Worked at the Arts & Artisans Fair all day, and don’t know what to feed your company? Take them to the Center Lovell Fire House for the annual Chicken Barbecue on Saturday, Aug. 17. The volunteer firefighters will begin serving at 4 p.m. and go until 7 p.m. Along with the chicken, there will be corn on the cob, coleslaw, potato salad, watermelon and ice cream sandwiches, all for only $9. The best part is you can eat it at the firehouse or take it home, your choice. The men from our fire department deserve to be honored this year for the gal-

Lovell by Ethel Gilmore-Hurst Lovell Correspondent 925-3226 lant battle this winter, when the building in the village went up in smoke. Their intense work prevented any other damage to other buildings within the area. Only a suggestion, but when you see one of our guys, it might be nice to give them a thumbs up. The proceeds from the barbecue will be going toward the purchase of a new fireboat. Another suggestion: get there early. Busy, busy, busy, too much to do. Forgot to do a wrapup of the winners of the Old Home Days Race. A total of 129 runners crossed the finish line, which was a victory in itself, considering the humidity and heat. When Silas Eastman of

Chatham is running, it’s sort of a given that this would be the third consecutive year he has taken the first place ribbon, with a time of 16:33. In the ladies’ department, the winner was Terry Ballon from Staten Island, who, at age 45, took her fourth win in five tries, with a time of 19:18. Both were presented with a colorful glass vase created by glass-blower Nathan Macomber from Conway, N.H. Congratulations to all who finished, under the circumstances. Also, a big round of applause for Stan Tupaj for his hard work in organizing the race, to keep all those running safe. Great job, Stan. The Dave Mason Tennis

Tournament did take place, despite the weather. In one squall, we almost lost the guest of honor. The weather played a great part this year, with the tournament ending on Monday evening. The competitors kept the game lively, as did the wind. The matches were tough as usual, with the stronger players coming out on top. The winners were: John Cole, men’s singles; Jeff Lyons and Greg Seymour, men’s doubles; mixed doubles Matt Connelly and Maureen Duggan; women’s doubles, Martha Gryzb and Jennifer Regan; and the juniors Jack Weilen. Again this year, the tournament was sponsored by the Stow Corner Store, which provided a lunch on Sunday that was to die for, great sandwiches. The organizers of the tournament work very hard for success and even the weather can’t stop that. On Wednesday Aug. 14, the Greater Lovell Land Trust talk will feature Bob Kroin at the Charlotte Hobbs Memorial Library at 7:30

Bridgton’s role in Civil War subject of author’s reading A new historical novel by Bridgton author Caroline Grimm highlights Bridgton’s involvement in the Civil War, as seen through the eyes of

a girl’s diary. Grimm will read from her new book Wild Sweeps the Wind and discuss Civil War history at the Bridgton Public Library

on Wednesday, Aug. 21 at 3 p.m. In 1857, a young Bridgton woman named Phebe Beach was coming of age, beset by the constraints of society that expected her to marry and become in her words “a stocking darner and a baby manufacturer.” She shared her dissatisfactions in a diary she began writing that year. Her lively, lighthearted descriptions of annoying suitors, girlish rivalries, and social gatherings soon gave way to other more tragic happenings as the nation hurtled into civil war. In 2006, local historian and author Caroline Grimm uncovered Phebe’s diary while researching Beach’s uncle, Joseph Palmer Fessenden. As she read the entries in the

diary, she was struck by the young woman’s lively personality and touched by her story. Since that time, Grimm has extensively researched Beach’s life story and written a historical novel based on her life. The book, Wild Sweeps the Wind, is the first volume in a planned series about Bridgton’s history, called Voices of Pondicherry, Maine. Future volumes will feature Squire Enoch Perley, Parson Joe Fessenden, and Cloe Perley, Bridgton’s first “woman of color.” Grimm, who grew up in Bridgton and graduated from Lake Region High School, has been researching Bridgton’s history since 1970. “Bridgton’s past is full of fascinating stories and AUTHOR, Page B

p.m. His topic will be the Wonders of the Night Skies. On Thursday, Aug. 15 the GLLT, along with the Kezar Lake Watershed Association, will co-sponsor a walk from 9 to 11 a.m. at Sucker Brook. The Brick Church for the Performing Arts will present The Fabulous Problemas on Thursday, Aug. 15, at 7:30 p.m. This is a new comedy troupe that gives you a little bit of everything — shoot ’em-ups, singing, dancing and enough laughs along the way to entertain. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children age 15 and under. The North Fryeburg Community Chapel will be holding its 4th Annual All-You-Can-Eat Buffet on Saturday, Aug. 17 on the church grounds. Dinner will be served from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Ticket prices are adults $8 and children $5. There will also be a silent auction with some great items. The food is great, the view is beautiful — it’s a wonderful way to enjoy a meal and a summer evening.

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890-7669. Also, mark your calendar for the last two bands: equipment and a small observation hive will be on display, Sept. 7: Cold Blue Steel, and Sept. 21, Brazen Cane. and several experienced beekeepers will be available to answer your questions. They’ll explain how important the Author/illustrator to speak honeybee’s work is to the economic success of the official at Waterford Library Maine State Fruit, the wild blueberry, and will explain WATERFORD — The third of a series of presentations the role of the beekeeper. Pure Maine honey and other Mushroom Walk at Holt Pond by local authors at the Waterford Library this summer With all the moisture in the ground right now, mush- will feature Dan Edwards of Bridgton at 7 p.m. Tuesday, products of the hive will be for sale. Slideshow talk, then walk, rooms of many types are sprouting up everywhere. Join Aug. 20. His book, Mr. McFrawley’s Traveling Show, plant pathologist and mycologist Jess Dubin for a two- was reviewed on WCSH-TV’s Channel 6 and has been on Stevens Brook History hour walk at Bridgton’s Holt Pond to explore what fungi well received. Edwards describes himself as an illustrator/ Join local historian Sue Black for an interesting look are fruiting, on Friday, Aug. 16, starting from the Holt author, as the colorful pictures in this book reflect. His art into Bridgton’s past through the history of Stevens Brook, Pond parking lot at 9 a.m. Bring water, a snack, comfort- in this book was influenced by Tim Burton’s work — and which was once used to produce power for many mills able hiking shoes and bug spray. The terrain is easy to the story line also has that darker, Brothers Grimm, side, along the water’s edge. In a talk on Thursday, Aug. 29, at moderate. Space is limited; registration is required. If which goes well with this art. 7 p.m., Sue will share the great amount of research she’s you can’t make it on this date, another mushroom walk is Edwards has been a professional illustrator, writer, and done on these sites, and the slides she’s assembled, which planned for Friday, Aug. 23. Contact Mary Jewett of Lakes animator since 1999. He’s taught art and English and he include photos and stories from the past. The talk will take Environmental Association at 647-8580. ran a coffee shop for a while. Dan holds a master’s degree place at the offices of Lakes Environmental Association at Ladies’ Guild holding annual Pie Sale in Education from St. Joseph’s College and a bachelor’s 230 Main Street, Bridgton. Then, on Friday, Aug. 30, at The Ladies Guild of the First Congregational Church, of fine arts in Illustration from Rochester Institute of 10 a.m., Sue will take folks on a two-hour walk along the beautiful Stevens Brook Trail, covering easy to moderate 33 South High Street, Bridgton, will hold its annual Pie Technology. terrain. Bring comfortable hiking shoes, water, a snack and Sale on Saturday, Aug. 17 from 9 a.m. to noon. All pies Open house at Fryeburg bug spray. For more information, call 647-8580. are $13 each. Historical Society’s new home

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FRYEBURG — The Col. Samuel Osgood House, the HARRISON — The next scheduled tour of the Scribner’s new home of the Fryeburg Historical Society, will have Mill Sawmill and Homestead on Scribner’s Mill Road in regular hours beginning Tuesday, Aug. 13. The house Harrison will be offered on Saturday, Aug. 17, from 1 to 4 will be open for guided tours on Tuesdays and Saturdays p.m. The mill, which operated from 1847 to the mid-1900s, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Groups are asked to call ahead for an still has much of the original equipment that was used for appointment at 697-3484. creating lumber, shingles and all the wooden materials Harrison’s VFW Ladies selling pies, too needed to construct a house. As the number of products HARRISON — The Ladies Auxiliary of the VFW produced by the mill was increased, the mill was enlarged Ronald St. John Post #9328 will host a Homemade Pie Sale to accommodate barrel making equipment, a lathe to turn from 8:30 a.m. until they’re sold out, on Saturday, Aug. 24, items such as Peavey handles, a planer to finish the wood, at the Town Hall/Library parking lot in Harrison Village. and saws to manufacture box parts (shook). On request, It’s the best deal in town at $12 a pie. visitors can put together a barrel as well as watch the shinMemorial Car & Truck Show in Fryeburg gle mill turn out shingles. Tours of the Scribner Homestead FRYEBURG — The 14th annual Lee & Joanne Day will show visitors a historically-accurate representation of farm life in the 1920s, and the barn holds a large collection Memorial Car & Truck Show will be held on Saturday, of antique mill equipment. Entrance is free; however, dona- Aug. 24, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Fryeburg Fire tions are welcomed. For more information or to schedule a Station. A luncheon cookout will be offered from 11 a.m. to private tour, call 583-6455. The last scheduled tour for the 1 p.m., with all proceeds benefitting Jen’s Friends Cancer Foundation. The event is sponsored by the Fryeburg Fire season will be Saturday, Aug. 31. Department and local business and community members. Dance with Ridge Riders For more information, call Clyde Watson at 935-3444 or at Waterford Fairgrounds Jim Dutton at 935-2818. WATERFORD — The Waterford World’s Fair Dances The Life of the Honeybee: are coming to a close, and that means summer is almost Maine’s State Insect over. On Saturday, Aug. 17, an old-time favorite will be the GRAY — Learn about the industrious life of the honCountry Ridge Riders of Sumner, who have a great followeybee, the official Maine State Insect, in a program by the ing. The dance will run from 8 p.m. to midnight, with a $10 admission fee. The fairground is located at 36 Irving Green Cumberland County Beekeepers Association at the Maine Road (across from Melby’s Market on Route 35 in North Wildlife Park, Route 26, Gray, to be held on Saturday, Aug. Waterford). For more information, call Lisa Scribner at 24 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Parts of a beehive, beekeeping

Yard Sale Fundraiser at VFW Post

HARRISON — Harrison’s VFW Post #9328 on the Waterford Road outside the Village will sponsor a yard sale on Saturday, Aug. 31, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tables and space are available for $10 per table and/or table space for others who would like to come and either sell yard sale items or craft items. Donations for yard sales items are also being accepted. Call Cecil Barker for information at 557-2621.

Classic Rock and Roll Cruise on Songo River Queen

NAPLES — Join the Naples Lions Club for a “Classic Rock and Roll” Cruise on the Songo River Queen II on Saturday, Aug. 31, from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. and see the summer’s end in a grand way on Labor Day Weekend. Tickets are $20 each, and benefit Lions Club programs. For more information, visit

Socrates Café to meet at theWaterford Library

WATERFORD — A Socrates Café gathering will be held at the Waterford Library on Monday, Sept. 9 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The group offers a forum to discuss current topics and ideas in a warm, friendly atmosphere, where divergent views will be welcome. The topic for the September meeting will be “How Can Our Culture Foster Small Business?” Ted Gerber will be the moderator. Due to the Labor Day holiday the meeting in September is postponed from the regular practice of meeting on the first Monday of each month. For more information call 5836957 or e-mail the library at

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and constant monitoring, but there is remarkable progress to show,” Lowell continued. “I can’t say enough about the LEA team. Their dedication and persistence has helped protect every lake in the region from a milfoil infestation. LEA inspects more than 4,000 boats each year at the Songo Lock, and all of those boats travel to one or more lake nearby.” The LEA Milfoil Team will be honored at LEA’s annual meeting on Thursday, Aug. 15 at Shawnee Peak. For more information on the milfoil work on the Songo River or the annual meeting, please contact the Lakes Environmental Association at 647-8580 or stop at their office at 230 Main Street in Bridgton.

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man show entitled Dickens Dream, where he plays the writer himself. Friday, Aug. 16 at 7:30 p.m., I Married an Alien! starring Ida LeClair (Susan Poulin) in her newest show. Have you ever looked at your husband and thought, “Wait a minute, who is this guy? I mean, what planet is he from?” The kicker is, you know there’s times when he’s wondering the exact same thing about you! Ida, “the funniest woman in Maine,” will give you her take on love, marriage and what to do when the double-wide’s feelin’ just a little small for the both of you. “The Women

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Suppers & Breakfasts Friday, Aug. 16 Come enjoy a Lasagna Dinner at The Big Event, a joint fundraiser for Bridgton’s Rufus Porter Museum and 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. Tickets are $8 for adults. 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. Lovell’s volunteer firefighters will serve up their annual Chicken Barbecue at the Lovell Fire Station from 4 to 7 p.m., following the Arts & Artisans Fair at the New Suncook School. There’ll be chicken, corn on the cob, coleslaw, potato salad, watermelon and ice cream sandwiches, all for only $9, and proceeds will go toward buying a new fireboat. 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. The Ronald St. John VFW Post, 176 Waterford Road, Harrison, will be having its Popular Scrambled Egg Breakfast from 8 to 10 a.m. The breakfast features scrambled eggs, French toast, pancakes, home fries, bacon, sausage, gravy and biscuits, fruit cups, sweet breads, orange juice and beverage. The cost is $6 for adults and $3 for children 10 and under. 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. Saturday, Aug. 24 A Bean Supper will be served from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the North Sebago Methodist Church on Route 114. 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. 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. A Deep-Fried Turkey Supper will be served from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Sweden Town Meeting Hall. Along with deepfried turkey will be served mashed potatoes and gravy, vegetables, rolls, stuffing and desserts will be served. Cost is $9 for adults, $5 for children 6-12, under five free. All proceeds go to the Sweden Volunteer Fire Association. Friday, Sept. 6 The Lovell United Church of Christ is getting ready for its annual Harvest Supper, to be held from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the church on Route 5. The menu is corned beef, cabbage, beets, carrots, potatoes, turnip, bread, pie, coffee and lemonade. Cost is $9 adults, $4 children under. 12. Saturday, Sept. 7 The Edes Falls Sewing Circle will hold a Baked Bean Supper from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at the Edes Falls Community Hall in Naples. Tuesday, Sept. 10 The North Waterford Congregational Church, off Route 35 across from Melby’s Market, will hold a Public Supper from 5 to 6:30 p.m. The menu is baked beans, American chop suey, casseroles, salads, brown bread, rolls, beverages and homemade pies for dessert, served buffet-style. Cost is $8 for adults, $4 for children under 12.

LOCAL BEAUTY AND CHARM — This watercolor of a camp at Stones’ Lakeside Association on Highland Lake in Bridgton is one of 12 painted by Elna Stone for a charity fundraising calendar, “Scenes of Bridgton, Maine and Beyond,” available at 647-8549 or by visiting

‘Scenes of Bridgton’ calendar helps charities Artist Elna Stone has created her 14th annual calendar, “Scenes of Bridgton, Maine and Beyond,” as a fundraising tool for St. Peter’s Episcopal Church’s Outreach Program to local, state and international charities. Stone has captured the beauty and charm of Greater Bridgton with her calendar, which includes such local scenes as Fryeburg Academy, a boathouse on Highland Lake, the Narrows in Denmark, a house on South High Street, Shawnee Peak, Pietree Orchard, steamboat on Highland Lake, a camp at Stones’ Lakeside Association, a horse team at work at Narramissic Farm, a snowy field, and the Sweden Church.

“Since becoming a permanent resident of Maine, I have focused on depicting the beauty and charm of local scenes,” said Stone, who has had a lifelong interest in art. After years of painting in oils, she became captivated with watercolor painting. “It is my hope that my paintings communicate the stillness and solitude of winter, the freshness and new life of spring, the recreational and family community of summer, and the glory of color in autumn,” said Stone. She hopes those who view her watercolors “may find a connection with your experience in Maine.” Some of the charities that benefit from the church’s outreach program locally are St.

Peter’s Café, the Bridgton Food Pantry, Bishopwood Camp Scholarships, the Community Kettle free dinners and the Rector’s Discretionary Fund; statewide, funds go to the Good Shepherd Food-Bank and the Family Crisis Center; and funds go internationally as well. Calendars are now being sold, at a cost of $17, at the following locations: Hayes True Value, Corn Shop Trading Company, Lisa B’s, Renys, Noble House, Pietree Orchard and St. Peter’s Episcopal Church. To order, call the church at 647-8549 or order online at or call Elna at 647-3028. You may also e-mail her at tomelnastone@

2013 Quilt show wrapup The 2013 Chickadee Quilt show was frightfully good. Spooky webbed trees adorned the café and all the treats were wickedly delicious. Nona Gilman won the Chickadee’s Challenge. The weather was warm, but the interest in the creative works of the quilting artists was hot. From the simple to complex, all types of quilting workmanship was on display. The winner of the 2012 quilt — “Geese all around the Garden” — was Mari Hook. Don’t forget to look for next year’s quilt — it is breathtaking. Men’s Choice this year for medium-size quilt was Julie Legere’s “Irish Chain Chain.”  Dianne Barthe took the


honors of hand-quilted large quilt with her blue and white, “Just Take 2.” There were so many more honors given to the talented quilters. A show surely not to be missed. “We want to thank all that came and viewed the quilts,

participated in the workshops, purchased items at our yard sale, took a chance at our Chinese auction and the strong backs that helped set up and take down the quilt show. See you next year!” Chickadee officials said.

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 casting 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. 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 55 talented juried artists. Ten local artisans have donated works for a raffle, and there’ll be lunch available in the cafeteria and a huge used book sale. The show is free, and 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 Studioworks 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.

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Leviathan film screening this Sunday in Denmark DENMARK — The Denmark Arts Center, 50 West Main Street, is the place to be on Sunday, Aug. 18 at 7:30 p.m., when there’ll be a film screening of Leviathan, a criticallyacclaimed film shot entirely in Maine waters. Using dozens of cameras, many mounted on the arms and legs of working fishermen, Leviathan is not so much a film as a total immersion into the fabric of life on a fishing boat. A product of the Sensory Ethnography Lab at Harvard, Leviathan foregoes the typical documentary format in favor of something much more elemental, mysterious, and overwhelming, as it plunges its audience into frigid waters, casts them writhing with fish onto the deck, and hurls them skyward into flocks of seagulls. The film is like no other — bewildering, disorienting, and exhilarating. Come join others for a rare screening of

FRENZY IN THE SKY — In this scene from Leviathan, a film about life on a fishing boat, seagulls mass above a boat in a frenzy to get at the fish on the deck. The film will be screened at the Denmark Arts Center on Sunday, Aug. 18, at 7:30 p.m. this film. Castating-Taylor on hand he will not be able to attend. The Arts Center had hoped for the screening, but due Tickets are $10; for more to have Director Lucien to unforeseen circumstances information, call 452-2412.

Area births

Kelly and Matt Linscott of Harrison have a girl, Ryleigh Jean Linscott, born July 27, 2013 at Stephens Memorial Hospital in Norway. Ryleigh weighed six pounds and half an ounce and joins a brother, Matthew Andrew Linscott, three and a half. Maternal grandparents are the late Karen Warner, formerly of Waterford, and Sue and Ken Martel of Hooksett, N.H. Paternal grandparents are Robert Linscott of Harrison and Cheryl and Mike Day of Westbrook. Laura A. (Perrault) and Robert R. Palmer of Bridgton, have a son, Benjamin Robert Palmer, born on Wednesday, July 31, 2013 at Bridgton Hospital. Benjamin joins Emma, age 4, and Kali, 2. Maternal grandparents: Jeanne and Ken Perrault of Bridgton. Paternal grandparents: Kristin and Kevin Malley of Attleboro, Mass. Greatgrandparent: Robert Palmer. Brittany A. Woolley and Keegan A. Reynolds of Harrison, have a son, Levi Edward Alan Reynolds, born on Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2013 at Bridgton Hospital. Maternal grandparents: Pam and Don Woolley. Paternal grandparents: Stacey and Byron Peters; Tom and Carrie Reynolds.

Author’s reading (Continued from Page B) characters,” says Grimm. “I wanted to give those characters a chance to tell their stories in their own voices.” The book takes place in Bridgton, Fryeburg, Portland, New Gloucester, Denmark, Virginia, and Washington, D.C. It details all aspects of life during the mid to late 1800s and will be of particular fascination to those interested in local history, the Civil War, women’s history, diarists, and American social conventions.

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Theatre 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. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for children age 15 and under. 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 bona fide 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. The girls will also offer a workshop for the brave females out there, from 1:30 to 3 p.m. 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. Sunday, Aug. 18 Bewildering, disorienting and exhilarating, the shot-inMaine film Leviathan uses an elemental style to bring viewers inside the experience of the fabric of life on a Maine fishing boat. The film, a product of the Sensory Ethnography Lab at Harvard, will be screened at the Denmark Arts Center, 50 West Main Street, Denmark, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10. FMI: 452-2412. 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: 4522412. 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 Theater 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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BIG PUSH TO THE FINISH LINE — Ryan Laperle (third from the left) broke ahead of the lead pack and won the Tour de Lovell Saturday. Laperle just nipped Tony Giguere (second from the left). Riders in the lead pack were (left to right) Spencer Nietmann (#45), Nathan Kenison-Marvin (#31), Matt Reynolds (#55) and Patrick Walker (#3).

Very tight Tour finish

Laperle just edges Giguere for win

LOVELL — As rain pummeled the pavement outside of his real estate office Friday afternoon, Stan Tupaj kept the faith that the weatherman’s projection was accurate. “It really didn’t look good,” Tupaj said. The forecast called for sunshine and dry conditions Saturday — which is what a record field of cyclists arrived to when they unloaded their equipment at the New Suncook School in preparation for the 2013 Tour de Lovell. A sprint to the finish was waged by three cyclists with Ryan Laperle of Bethel winning the 20-miler in a time of 54 minutes, 1.3 seconds. Tony Giguere was next in 54:01.6. Then came Frank O’Reilly of Pearl River, N.Y. in 54:01.8. (Last year’s winning time was 53:23.8.) Stephanie Wetzel of Fryeburg unseated defending champ Holly Russell of England. Wetzel was 11th overall in 54:15.3 while Russell cruised across the finish line in 54:58.5. Danae Waterbury won the Kids’ Tour in 10 minutes, 18 seconds while Lorian Waterbury was second in 10:57.5 and David Sandoval finished third in 12:44.0. The kids started at the New Suncook School, traveled along Route 5, took a right, went to the Lovell Athletic Fields and then reversed course back to the school where they were greeted by an enthusiastic crowd at the finish line. Other finishers were: 4. Elizabeth Moody, 13:15.4 5. Alanna Nataluk, 15:09.5 6. Chelsea Moody, 19:25.3 7. Jack Morgan, 20:01.8 8. Ashley Pelletier, 23:33.9 9. Sadie Friedman, 24:19.1

HEADING UP THE FINAL HILL and toward the 2013 Tour de Lovell finish line on Route 5 is Kate Bradley of Waterford. (Rivet Photos)

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Field Hockey camp

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Here’s how the adult field fared: (M:Male; F:Female; T:Touring) Racer/Division/Final Time 1. Ryan Laperle, M20-35, 54:01.3 2. Tony Giguere, M36-45, 54:01.6 3. Frank O’Reilly, M36-45, 54:01.8 4. Spencer Nietmann, M20-35, 54:02.4 5. Chris Darling, M36-45, 54:02.8 6. Jay Clausen, M46-55, 54:03.4 7. Patrick Walker, M20-35, 54:03.5 8. Matt Reynolds, M20-35, 54:03.9 9. Nathan Kenison-Marvin, M20-35, 54:04.0 10. Jonathan Wetzel, M20-35, 54:13.4 11. Stephanie Wetzel, F29-, 54:15.3 12. Matt Burke, M-20-35, 54:51.0 13. Jeff Hershberger, M36-45, 54:53.9 14. Dan Holin, M46-55, 54:54.0 15. Mike Webber, M36-45, 54:54.3 16. Holly Russell, F30-39, 54:58.6 17. Tim Beauchamp, M36-45, 55:49.6 18. William Buick, M56-65, 55:49.9 19. Kyle Conforte, M56-65, 55:50.6 20. Edward Pond, M46-55, 55:50.8 21. Ryan Gibbons, M20-35, 56:39.0 22. Ellen Jankowski, F30-39, 56:49.6 23. Jesse Wall, M20-35, 57:07.6 24. David Cloutier, M20-35, 57:46.6 25. Jarrad Warner, M20-35, 57:49.9 26. David Young, M46-55, 57:52.6 27. Vincent Sandoval, M46-55, 57:54.3 28. Samuel Bull, M36-45, 1:00:00.4 29. Katherine Creswell, F29-, 1:00:36.0 30. Mark Lush, M46-55, 1:00:48.4 31. Andrew Chakoumakos, M46-55, 1:00:49.3 32. Jonathan Burk, M15-19, 1:00:50.0 33. Walter Grzyb, M46-55, 1:00:55.4 34. Stephen Simmerman, M2-35, 1:01:18.8 35. Brian Kilcoyne, M46-55, 1:01:47.0 36. Tony Dalisio, M20-35, 1:01:47.1 37. Johann Buisman, M56-65,

REASON TO CELEBRATE — Finishing the Tour de Lovell 20 mile ride is Scott Wilford. 1:02:06.2 38. David Mead, M20-35, 1:02:09.7 39. Steve LaPointe, M56-65, 1:02:10.8 40. Joanna Brown, F30-39, 1:02:22.0 41. Chris Roy, M20-35, 1:03:28.5 42. Roy Prescott, M56-65, 1:03:31.9 43. Tracy Burk, F40-49, 1:03:41.1 44. Mike Mendonca, M56-65, 1:04:13.5 45. Michael Whalen, M46-55, TOUR DE LOVELL, Page C

Soccer Club benefit

The Lake Region Soccer Club will hold its second annual fundraiser — car wash, yummy bake sale, sports-themed yard sale and bottle/can drive, all in one day! — this Saturday, Aug. 17 at the Naples Fire Station from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Call to request home pickup of bottles and cans or drop off donations at the fire station on Saturday morning and get your car washed. There was a great turnout last year and with the public’s help, the LRSC can break last years record! LRSC is currently raising money to help with scholarship funds, purchase soccer equipment and uniforms, and to help pay for annual tournament pwlay for all club teams. LRSC currently has five teams for the fall league — two boys’ teams and three girls’ teams.  “Lake Region soccer talMOMENT TO RECOVER — A cyclist takes a moment to unwind after completing ent is really shining through Saturday’s Tour de Lovell. The race course is scenic, but is also very challenging with with these kids and coaches,” numerous steep climbs. A record field competed in this year’s event. SOCCER, Page C

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CASEY REYNOLDS, 39, of Naples grimaces as she pre- MICHAEL MENDONCA, 56, of Stow and former Tour ANN BELL, 55, of Denmark waves during the stretch pares to make her final hill climb. race director, was a competitor Saturday. (Rivet Photos) part of her ride.

KEEPING RIDERS SAFE as they approach the finish line at the New Suncook School on Route 5 in Lovell, Stan Tupaj stops traffic to give cyclists (left to right) Tim Beauchamp, 42, of Denmark; Edward Pond, 46, of Bridgton; and William Buick, 56, of Oxford a clear path.

Tight finish at Tour de Lovell (Continued from Page C) 1:04:39.6 46. Blair Crawford, M46-55, 1:05:09.0 INTENSE was the look on Vincent Sandoval’s face as he 47. Erik Maier, M36-45, 1:05:09.2 pushed to the finish line. Sandoval, 50, of Wolfeboro, N.H. 48. Mark Huston, M56-65, 1:05:39.0 was 27th overall. 49. Brian Moody, M36-45, 1:06:25.9 50. Chris Halberg, M36-45, 1:06:43.0 51. Sarah Carter, F30-39, 1:07:48.2 52. Peter Bell, M46-55, 1:07:51.5 53. Christopher Burk, M36-45, 1:07:53.6 54. Bill McCormick, M46-55, 1:07:53.7 55. Scott Berglund, M46-55, 1:07:54.1 56. Chris Comrack, M36-45, 1:07:54.3 57. Sally McMurdo, F50+, 1:07:55.2

58. Isaac Morrison, M36-45, 1:08:25.3 59. Owen Burk, M14-, 1:08:55.6 60. Mark Maguire, M36-45, 1:10:46.8 61. Caleb McNerney, T15-19, 1:10:57.2 62. Dale Lougee, M66+, 1:11:35.0 63. Dana Flanders, M56-65, 1:11:35.8 64. Mark Simpson, M56-65, 1:11:36.3 65. Brian Elowe, M46-55, 1:12:27.4 66. Michael Friedman, M36-45, 1:13:10.3 67. Kate Bradley, F30-39, 1:13:29.3 68. Casey Reynolds, F30-39, 1:13:34.7 69. Conrad Ward, T20-39, 1:14:11.8 70. Rick Melvoin, M56-65, 1:14:17.5 TOUR DE LOVELL, Page C


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Chips from the fairways Bridgton Highlands The tournament for the day last Wednesday, Aug. 7 was “Low Gross, Low Net.” Group One winners were: Low Gross, Donna Bleakney, with a score of 51; Low Net, Jan Tuck, with a score of 36. Group Two winners were: Low Gross, Sue Timperley, with a score of 53; Low Net, Yvonne Gluck, with a score of 34. The pot was won by Ginny Grondin, with the longest putt made on hole Number 9 at 6-feet 8-inches. In Scotch Foursome play on Sunday, first place went to Steve Munger, Laurel Cebra and Kathy Blanchard. Second place went to Skip Blanchard, Janice Tuck and Julie Lindberg. Steve Munger was closest to the pin on Hole 2, while Kathy Blanchard DAVID SANDOVAL, 10, DANAE WATERBURY, LORIAN WATERBURY, age 11, of Chatham, N.H. 9, of West Paris placed of New Market, N.H. was was closest on Hole 8, where third. (Rivet Photos) she recorded a birdie. won the Kids’ Tour. second. In Sunday Sweeps, Terry Holden landed first low gross while Cliff Walker had second low gross. Wayne Kuvaja was the low net leader with Division winners (Number of finishers) Butch Farley second. (Continued from Page C) Scramble results: first Female 29-younger (2): Stephanie Wetzel 71. Scott Wilford, M56-65, 1:14:46.0 gross went to Cliff Walker, Female 30-39 (6): Holly Russell 72. Charles Reburn, M46-55, 1:15:26.2 Tyler Walker, Ryan Walker Female 40-49 (2): Tracy Burk 73. Nancy Stockford, F50+, 1:16:27.2 and Ben Chaine with a Female 50-plus (5): Sally McMurdo 74. David Fisk, T60+, 1:16:51.4 32. Second gross went to Male 14 and younger (1): Owen Burk 75. David Whitaker, T20-39, 1:17:07.5 Phil Allen, Quinn Allen, Male 15-19 (1): Jonathan Burk 76. Bob Mallon, T60+, 1:18:04.9 Jake Huntress and Mickey Male 20-35 (15): Ryan Laperle 77. Ellen Rowe, T50-59, 1:18:51.9 Huntress with a 33. Male 36-45 (15): Tony Giguere 78. Elsa Newhouse, F50+, 1:19:42.3 First low net went to Scott Male 46-55 (17): Jay Clausen 79. Michele Bolle, F50+, 1:20:27.5 Bleakney, Donna Bleakney, Male 56-65 (12): William Buick 80. Kathryn Moody, F40-49, 1:24:58.5 Bob Snyder and Margie Male 66 and older (2): Dale Lougee 81. Hans Romer, M46-55, 1:26:16.7 Snyder with a 23. Second net Touring M15-19 (1): Caleb McNerney 82. Peter Minnich, M66+, 1:27:40.7 went to Len Carsley, Bruce Touring M20-39 (2): Conrad Ward 83. Ann Bell, F50+, 1:30:06.0 Fadden, Steve Dearborn and Touring M50-59 (1): James Lever 84. Bruce Burk, M56-65, 1:31:34.7 Clayton Neal with a 23. Touring M60-plus (3): David Fisk 85. Lynne Pelletier, T20-39, 1:35:44.3 Club Championship. Touring F20-39 (1): Lynne Pelletier 86. Jane Gibbons, T60+, 1:41:20.0 Bridgton Highlands CC hostTouring F50-59 (2): Ellen Rowe 87. James Lever, T50-59, 1:45:38.5 ed its Club Championship last Touring F60-plus (1): Jane Gibbons 88. Susan Taylor, T50-59, 1:45:40.0 weekend in a two-day event. 89. Patrick Wood, T60+, 2:06:19.6

Flights and pairings were made according to handicap with the lower handicaps teeing off first. After Day 1, Bob McHatton shot 44 on the back to control the second flight by shooting a net 76. Right behind him was Gary Gold and Marc Breau with net 78s. In the First Flight, Butch Farley shot a back nine 41 to take a four shot lead into Sunday over Dave Crowell’s 89. In the Championship Flight, Rodney Allen made the turn tied with Wayne Kuvaja at 39 and Terry Holden only one shot back. Quickly, a two-shot swing came about when Kuvaja had a birdie 2 and Allen had a bogey 4 on the Par 3 10th. Making six pars in a row following the bogey at 10, Allen finished birdie-birdie to turn in a back nine 35 and 74 for the round. Kuvaja played 4 over par after the birdie with a double bogey on 16 for a pair of 39s and a total of 78. Mike Stuart started off well with two pars and then struggled, making four bogeys and adding a double for a front side of 42. He then made two great back-to-back birdies on 13 and 14, threw in two bogeys and a double to post 38 on the back and lock up a spot in Sunday’s final pairing with 80. Day 2 got off to a little bit of a rough start. With the course being so wet, tees back and holes in some of the toughest locations on the golf course, players started to feel the pressure early. Marc Breau went out with a tough 55 on the front, a rocky 55 backside, and a total of 105, which was good enough to capture the Second Flight title. Dave Crowell started to make a (Continued from Page C) run at Butch Farley in the LRSC officials said. “The club offers quality training and final holes before Crowell’s game play during the fall, winter and spring.” triple and double bogey finIf you would like more information on the club, please ish couldn’t match Farley’s contact Harvey Toews at or Robin Leavitt at or Don White at  

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86 for the day to capture the First Flight title. In the championship flight, first day leader Rodney Allen started off with three bogeys against Wayne Kuvaja’s three pars to only have a one-shot lead. With matching pars on 4, Allen chipped in from the back of the green on 5 for birdie and extended his lead to 2. Kuvaja went on to par the sixth hole, gaining one shot on Allen. On the long par 5 seventh, Kuvaja got in trouble off the tee compared to Allen’s drive ripped down the middle. Kuvaja struggled to recover from the poor tee ball and made a triple bogey to compare to Allen’s twoputt par. On the difficult par 3 eighth, Allen added another shot to extend his lead to five going into the final hole of the front. Allen’s tee ball struck a tree, which left him a long ways home. Struggling to hit the green, he made a double bogey 6 to closeout with 41. Kuvaja who had a 20-foot birdie putt, left his first stroke short, leaving him a two-foot slider which he then missed to match Allen’s 41. Allen mis-clubbed off the 10th tee and a bad break left him making a triple bogey 6 after Kuvaja made a 50-foot putt for a birdie 2. The two then exchanged shots on 11 and 12 being even on 13th tee. Kuvaja hit a sideways shot off the par 3, making a triple bogey 6 to give Allen a two-shot lead on the 14th tee. Allen smashed a drive, leaving him 109 yards into a tough front left pin location protected by water. Kuvaja pulled his drive left and had a favorable bounce back in the fairwa,y giving him a shot to the green. Kuvaja knocked his ball on respecting the position of the flag as Allen’s attempt to do the same left him a lengthy putt for par. Allen struggled to get his first putt close as Kuvaja FAIRWAYS, Page C

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With Dave in mind, a Sunfish is victorious The Lake Region Sailing Club held their annual Dave Thompson Memorial Race on Saturday, Aug. 10 in Harrison Bay on Long Lake. Mark and Jackie Cotton, and Paul Follensbee on the Committee Boat, set the one and a half mile, windwardleeward racecourse running north to south with the start/ finish line in between the buoys. The winds were building and the fleet was ready to race. A staggered start saw Sandy Trend in her Sunfish first across the line, followed by Rob Knowles and Ryan Lane in the Capri 22 Barbara B, Walt Read, Craig Trend and Sara Laroux in the Santana 20 Hat Trick with Paul Gillis and Mike Bray rounding out the fleet in the

J22 Rampage. With winds holding steady at 10 to 12 mph and gusts upwards of 15 to 18 mph, four windwardleeward races were held. All four races were similar with winds varying slightly from north to northwest. A long port tack was favored off the starting line heading toward Harrison. Tacking to starboard it appeared the windward mark was reachable. Headers forced the fleet to tack several more times to make the mark. Trend rounded the windward mark first in every race. The downwind leg was next with 12 mph steady winds, which was the perfect set-up for the planing hull of a sunfish and gave Trend the advantage in every race. As the Capri, Santana and J22 don’t have planing hulls but

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BPL CHECK PRESENTATION — Jim Cossey, Bridgton 4 on the Fourth race director, presents a check for $26,000 from the proceeds of this year’s race to the Bridgton Public Library. Receiving the check are Carolyn Ehrman, president of the library’s Board of Trustees; Holly Hancock, library director; and Stan Cohen, library treasurer. $26,000 is the largest amount ever donated to the library by the race. Since 2009, the Bridgton 4 on the Fourth has donated $118,000 to the library. Phone: Fax: Outside ME: 100 Main Street Bridgton, ME 04009

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finish! The day was a fitting tribute to Dave Thompson, whose sailboat of choice was a Sunfish, who taught himself to sail, then race and went on to race in two Sunfish World Championship races where only the top 100 Sunfish sailors in the world race. Dave

was one of those rare people who was always willing to do whatever needed to be done, whether teaching others how to sail, sharing his knowledge of racing, writing a sailing rule book or writing a computer program to keep score. His enthusiasm for sailing was unmatched. We speak of

Dave often — here’s to you and your family! By virtue of winning all four races, Sandy Trend on her Sunfish took first place overall. Second place went to Read, Trend and Laroux in the Santana 20. Third place overall was claimed by the TREND, Page C

Howie Prior (Prov. Lake), Ron Cross (St. Johnsbury), Bob McHatton (Highlands) and Briggs Bunker with a Plus 7 Plus 9. Bob Beatty won the closest to the pin. Birds: Scott Kelman on 5, Don Johnson on 10 and 14, Bob Beatty on 13, Ernest Anastos (eagle) on 15 and 18. Plus Points: Dave Rodham 10, Cy Hunter 8, Bob Beatty 7, Jon Lang 6, Ernest Anastos 6, Don Johnson 5, Howie Prior 5, Ron Crowe 5, Randy Pillsbury 5, Roger Grondin 5 and Rodney Allen 5. This week: Waukewan. Veterans’ benefit The Western Maine Veterans’ Advisory Committee is pleased to announce that a number of local sponsors are providing huge prizes for its 3rd Annual Golf Tournament on Aug. 24 at Fairlawn Golf Course in Poland to benefit the residents at Maine Veterans’ Home in South Paris. WMVAC is still accepting players, but please hurry as last year’s tournament was such a success that this year’s tournament is filling up fast. The players enjoyed a buffetstyle meal, vast opportunities to walk away with prizes, and guest speakers including U.S. Congressman Mike Michaud. Tournament registration for each player is $75 — all going to a great cause. The scramble format tournament will begin at 9 a.m. with a shotgun start. The tournament fee includes 18 holes of competition, t-shirt, use of a cart, one free Mulligan, a catered meal and a number of products from local sponsors. Trophies will be awarded to winners in various categories. All golfers will be entered into a drawing for one try at a $1,000,000 hole-in-one

shot. There is also a holein-one prize of a new car sponsored by Goodwin’s Chevrolet. Raffle tickets are currently being sold for $5 for a 50-inch flat screen TV, and the winning ticket will be drawn at the tournament and you do not have to be present to win. Aaron’s in Oxford has also donated a recliner for a prize, for the third year. To register or sponsor the tournament please call Ron Snow at (207) 744-9156 or e-mail golferbowler2001@ Library golf benefit The Harrison Village Library fourth annual golf tournament will be held on Sunday, Sept. 15, at Lake Kezar Country Club in Lovell. The tourney opens with a shotgun start at 10 a.m. Fee for the scramble will be $70 per person (registered and paid by Sept. 1 or $75 per person after Sept. 1). Online registration available at: com/a/ hAHzCbv5KmAEjQF0lZyG v2FpAK4-6ETbt837chX3I/ viewform Please make checks payable to: Harrison Village Library. Mail payment to: Harrison Village Library, P.O. Box 597, Harrison ME, 04040. For more information, e-mail Lake Kezar CC, Lovell In Tuesday Social League action, the threesome of Dick Trapani, Robert Mueiler and Jerry Guyot placed first with a score of 75. Second place with a 77 went to George Bassett, Alan Emery, Jan Maczuba and Ed Jilek. Art Duggan was closest to the pin on Hole 5 at 3-feet 7-inches. In previous Social League play, the team of Robert Mueiler, Pete Radasch, Bob Bean and George Harden posted a score of 96 to take first place. Gene LeBlanc, Leon Shackley, Daryl Kenison and Jerry Guyot scored a 94 to place second. Closest to the pin were Daryl Kenison on Hole 5 at 9-feet 1-inch and Jim DuBeau on Hole 16 at 5-feet 7.5-inches. Greenie and Super Skin: Team 6, Corey Douglas, Bob Fitzsimmons and Bill Morella.

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(Continued from Page C) snuggled the ball up for a tapin par. Allen then missed his par putt that was one of his 3 “three-jacks” on the back nine alone. Allen made a routine par on the par 5 15th as Kuvaja recorded a disappointing bogey. Kuvaja, down two shots going into 16, went aggressively off the tee heading for the second landing area closest to the green, after Allen hit his ball through the fairway into trouble, causing him to take a penalty stroke. Kuvaja made par to gain two shots over Allen’s double to even the standings. Both players hit the 17th green in regulation, both with lengthy birdie putts. Allen’s tough putt up the steep hill fell short and a little off line, causing another three-putt bogey. Kuvaja lagged his putt close for a tap-in par to take the lead with one hole to play. Allen found the left tree line off the tee after Kuvaja split the fairway. Allen drove the ball back onto the fairway and then hit his approach off the back of the green. Kuvaja hit the green in regulation with a chance to win the championship with a birdie putt. Allen, needing a chip in for birdie, left the ball on the low side of the hole with a tap-in putt for par. Kuvaja, who had two putts to win, rolled his first putt just past the hole for a tap-in for his 13th Club Championship title and 10th at the Highlands. His back nine 40 was good enough to beat Allen’s 45 for the oneshot victory and a total score of 159. White Mountain Seniors In play at Bridgton Highlands Country Club on Friday, Aug. 2, the team of Ernest Anastos (Jack O’Lantern), Don Gilbert (Colebrook), Bob Beatty and Roger Grondin (Mountain View) took first place with a Plus 9 Plus 18. Second place went to Rodney Allen (Highlands), Randy Pillsbury (Waukewan), Bob Freund (Mountain View) and Everett Kennedy (Mountain View) with a score of Plus 8 Plus 12. Third place went to Scott Kelman, Jon Lang (Concord), Ron Crowe and Chuck Elliott (Colebrook) with a Plus 7 Plus 12. Fourth place went to

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August 15, 2013, The Bridgton News, Page C

GLLT program looks at forests, mushrooms

Finish line of the Sunfish winning the race — Sandy Trend on Sunfish, with the Santana 20 behind her with skipper Walt Read and crew Craig Trend and Sara Laroux. This is the third race out of four races.

Trend wins Memorial race Two more Saturday races are on the calendar, the Anchorage Regatta on Aug. 31 and the Bray’s Cup on Sept. 7. If you’d like to join in give us a call, these are fun afternoon races with a gathering afterwards involving food and trophies! The Lake Region Sailing Club races on Tuesday evenings at 5 p.m. with the starting line on Long Lake in front of Lakeside Pines Campground. All types/sizes of sailboats are welcome. Can’t race Tuesdays? The club also holds Saturday races. For information, contact: Paul at 925-3142 or Rob at

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Two local runners, who also competed in the 2013 TD Beach to Beacon race but were inadvertently missed in last week’s coverage were: Silas Eastman (63rd) of Chatham, N.H. in 33:46; and Dave Sheldrick (401st) of Sebago in 41:43.

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(Continued from Page C) team of Knowles and Lane in the Capri 22, with Bray and Gillis in the J22 taking fourth place. After the race, everyone met at the Gazebo on Long Lake in Harrison for snacks, trophies and excuses! Other races: On Aug. 6, the club completed another weekly race in the Tuesday night series sponsored by Lake Region Physical Therapy. Mother nature hasn’t cooperated much this summer, having three Tuesday’s rained out so far, we’re hoping for steady winds and sunshine the rest of the summer season.

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Rain strikes, but tennis prevails in Lovell

JUNIOR CHAMP Jack Weiler (center) receives his trophy from Junior Tournament Director Maureen Duggan. Ava Lyon was the runner-up.

IFW fish report On Sebago Lake, fishing has started to pick up, according to Maine Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife Fisheries Biologist Francis Brautigam, who notes that the weather feels more like late August than early August. “Salmon fishing was really good last week on Sebago,” noted Brautigam. “Some anglers who were fishing early morning picked up a half dozen salmon. Most successful anglers were using bait and trolling slow.” Smelt are a key part of a landlocked salmon’s diet, and it seems salmon are keying in smelt hatched just this year, which are now about the size of a matchstick. Anglers have noted big schools of these smelts up near shoals and bars on the big lake. Brown and rainbow trout fishing is also picking up in southern Maine. Try the Ranges, Crystal Lake or Norway Lake. Anglers are finding trout in 20 to 30 feet of water, hovering near the thermocline.

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(Continued from Page C) may also be included. • A guided walk focused on mushrooms and forest ecology on Thursday, Aug. 22 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Wilson Wing Moose Pond Bog Preserve in Lovell. Mushrooms have a mysterious ability to draw a woods wanderer’s attention toward their colorful display. When mushrooms surface, they require us to attend to their beauty and, in some cases, their brilliant defenses. The walk will focus on mushrooms and forest ecology and not on their culinary uses (and dangers!). Activity level: Gentle with limited elevation change and relatively even terrain. For more information on these programs, e-mail bridie., call the GLLT office at 925-1056, and visit the website at

LOVELL — It had never rained on Friday in the 27 years of the Dave Mason Tennis Tournament. That record was broken in the 28th competition. It rained twice on Friday and play was interrupted on both Saturday and Sunday. At one point, both official pavilions were blown down. “We are being tested,” said Tournament Director Gary Heroux. Nevertheless, 31 out of 33 matches were played by late Sunday, leaving only two finals for Monday. That this was possible was due to the excellence of the grounds crew, which got to work as soon as the storm was over, using brooms, blankets, towels and whatever else came to hand. Within an hour, all courts were playable. Such a result compared favorably even with the days when Bill Sayles headed the unit and it finished second in the Northern New England Grounds Crew Championships in Rutland. The Tournament Committee is looking into renting a Zamboni for next year. A new wrinkle was added to this year’s event. Instead of the normal three set format, a 10-point tiebreaker was introduced in place of the third set. This was a firstrate idea. Seven tiebreakers were played. They not only shortened the matches, but they produced strategy and a level of tension that was enjoyed by both participants and spectators. The Mixed Doubles final was won by Matt Connelly and Maureen Duggan, who defeated Jeff and Shannon Lyon 7-5, 6-7, 12-10. Obviously, either team could have won. Outstanding was Duggan, who volleyed effectively, served steadily and

maintained a high level of composure. Connelly, at 6foot-8, was a terror at the net and also was able to get back for overheads. Jeff Lyon had a very big serve and backed it up with a strong ground game. Shannon Lyon was consistent with a strong overall game. Each team held serve almost all the time. Each of the finalists overcame a strong opponent in the semis. Connelly and Duggan edged out the defending champions, Jose Azel and Anna Romer 6-3, 7-6. Duggan put away about 10 overheads. Azel and Romer cover a lot of ground and have considerable experience. But, they were a little bit off, especially at the net and that gave their opponents opportunities they might not usually have. Connelly and Duggan instructed together in the Lovell Recreation Summer Program, which gave them a chance to practice and become familiar with each other. The Lyons beat Skip and Robin Leiblein 6-4, 6-1 in the semis. Skip Leiblein uses spins that stay low. He has good control of his shots. But, the Lyons had a lot more overall power and technique. Once they got used to the unfamiliar style of their opponents, they had an easier time. Men’s Doubles mirrored the Mixed, and was decided in a lengthy tiebreaker. Jeff Lyon and Greg Seymour outlasted Mark Greene and Gary Heroux 5-7, 7-6, 119. Seymour improved as the match went on, scoring with angled difficult volleys in the tiebreaker. Heroux held serve five times in succession and hit severe groundstrokes. Greene scored with sharp, low volleys and forehands. He also put away overheads.

GLENN MOORE TROPHY was presented by Dave Mason (center) to Mark and Celia Shafer.

MEN’S CHAMP John Cole (left) receives his trophy from Dave Mason (center). Don Schneider was the runner-up. Lyon’s showed steadiness, led 6-5 in the second. But, losing serve just once during they never got a match point. In the semis, Lyon and the long struggle. Heroux and Greene won the first set and TENNIS, Page C

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August 15, 2013, The Bridgton News, Page C

Mason Tennis Tourney

MIXED DOUBLES TITLEST crown went to Matt Connelly and Maureen Duggan (right). Runner-ups were Jeff and Shannon Lyon. The Denmark Mountain Hikers at the summit of Speckled Mountain on a wonderful clear day. Left to right: Frank Carus, John Patrick, Allen Crabtree, Joan Knolla and Bill Knolla.

Freedom of the Hills: Speckled Mountain “…And over all, a purple range Of hills, that glow and pale, and change To pearl and turquoise, rose and snow, As cloud processions past them go, On unknown errands of the air,” — Lucy Larcom, from “On Ossipee.”

TOP WOMEN’S DUO was Martha Grzyb and Jennifer Regan, who receive the Women’s Doubles trophy from Elliot Lilien.

By Allen Crabtree Guest Writer There are several trails that climb Speckled Mountain (2,906 feet) in Evans Notch, a delightful climb to the highest peak in the Caribou-Speckled Mountain Wilderness area of the White Mountain National Forest (WMNF). How the mountain was named is a bit of a mystery — the only source I could find of the name “Speckled” comes from the way that stands of hardwoods color the slopes of the mountain in the fall giving it a “speckled” appearance. The Evans Notch Speckled Mountain in Oxford County, Maine, is one of at least three mountains by that name in Maine. There are two other Oxford County mountains that share the name — a Speckled

Mountain (2,183 feet) near Peru and Little Concord Pond in Woodstock, and Old Speck Mountain (4,170 feet) at Grafton Notch State Park. The Evans Notch area was logged over for many years until it was purchased and became part of the WMNF. Logging then was often clear cutting, which left huge amounts of tops and brush slash, which in turn fueled huge forest fires. Because of the danger of forest fires, beginning in 1914 the mountain was used as a forest fire lookout when a wood structure was built from logs on the summit and operated by the New Hampshire Timber Owners Association. Over the years this structure was improved to a 15-foot wooden tower in 1917, then to a 36-foot steel tower in 1919. The daily Kennebec Journal reported on Aug. 9, 1919 on the “…erection of a lookout tower on Speckles [sic] mountain. This is a 36-foot steel structure of latest design and will be on one of the highest mountains in Maine and one of the hardest to climb. It has no roadways and every bit of the material entering into the construction of the tower SPECKLED, Page C TIMBER HARVESTING Selective Harvesting Timberland Improvement

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MEN’S DOUBLES CHAMPIONS Greg Seymour (left) and Jeff Lyon received their trophies from Dave Mason. and making a lot of errors. This was quite a contrast to their performance in the semis, where they downed Anna and Kristin Romer 62, 6-4. Here, Regan came to the net and put away volleys. Grzyb also came to the net, but she wound up with overheads, a high percentage of which concluded the point. She and Regan were constantly on the attack. Their opponents made a number of good shots, as well. Anna Romer hit well from

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(Continued from Page C) Seymour defeated Connnelly and Mark Shafer, the defending champions, 6-2, 7-5. Shafer made a lot of strong shots both from the backcourt and at the net. In the second set, he and Connelly led 5-4, 4-0. They never got the one point needed to get into the tiebreaker. On the other side, Heroux and Greene downed Steve Gourley and John Cole 64, 6-1. They had a sound strategy and stuck with it. Lobbing to Gourley put their opponents on the defensive and produced a considerable number of errors. They also broke Cole (this year’s Singles winner) on two occasions. This was a tensely contested match and was much more doubtful than the score seems to show. In Men’s Singles, John Cole and Don Schneider gave spectators a real treat. Cole won 7-6, 7-5. Both players are ex-champions — Schneider five times 10 years ago. They had contrasting styles. Cole showed hard-hit groundstrokes from the baseline and was able to move around the court. With less classical strokes, Schneider was amazingly accurate, largely from the backcourt. He hit deep, angled forehands and backhands, chasing Cole around. He came back from down 51 in the first set. Later, Cole did somewhat better by coming to the net, but the result was always in doubt. In the semis, Cole got past Leiblein (also a former titleist) 6-1, 6-2. He handled Leiblein’s unusual game with great skill, gradually getting a superior position. Schneider came back to beat Greene (who is another former singles champion) 5-7, 7-5, 10-5. The three-hour marathon was won with grit. Greene served at 6-5 in the second set. The Women’s Doubles final did not have the close, uncertain atmosphere of the Men’s Doubles, Mixed Doubles or Men’s Singles. Here, Martha Grzyb and Jennifer Regan won from Snowdie Brown and Celia Shafer 6-3, 6-4. Grzyb and Regan appeared to have superior court coverage, more severe strokes and better doubles technique. But, they were unable to put away their opponents. Shafer especially kept the ball in play. Sometimes, Brown hit rockets. They got Grzyb and Regan to play their game, not hitting with much pace

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Speckled Mountain hike (Continued from Page C) has to be carried on the backs of men, a trip of about 2 1/2 hours duration, as this material weighs about 2600 pounds, it will mean some backaches.” The north end of the Evans Notch Road, Route 113, was constructed by the CCC in the 1930s following an old logging road around the western slopes of Speckled Mountain, improving access to the summit and fire tower. The fire tower on the summit of Speckled Mountain was active until the mid-1960s, and it was removed in 1986. Today all that remains of the old fire tower are the concrete footings. The fire warden’s cabin is also gone. In 1990, the 11,233-acre Caribou-Speckled Mountain Wilderness area was established encompassing Caribou and Speckled Mountains in the largest wilderness area in Maine. According to the U.S. Forest Service Wilderness policy, the trails are in general maintained to a lower standard than trails outside the Wilderness and may be “rough, overgrown, or essentially unmarked with minimal signage, and considerable care may be required to follow them.” However, there are four marked trails to the summit of Speckled Mountain of varying length and difficulty: Spruce Hill Trail from the north west, Red Rock Trail from the

east, Evergreen Link and Cold Brook Trails from the southeast, and the Bickford Brook Trail from the southwest. The Denmark Mountain Hikers have climbed Speckled Mountain by the Spruce Hill Trail and plan to climb using the Cold Brook Trail in the near future. Views from the summit are spectacular and well worth the climb. Hike facts Speckled Mountain in Oxford County, Stoneham and Batchelder’s Grant, ME. Difficulty: Difficult Trail distance: 2.8 miles to summit via Spruce Hill trail; 5.6 miles via the Red Rock Trail; 4.3 miles via Bickford Brook Trail; or 3.5 miles via Link and Cold Brook Trails Hiking time: 3 hours to 3 ½ hours to summit Elevation: 2,906 feet Vertical gain: 1,690 feet via Spruce Hill Trail; 2,300 feet via Bickford Brook Trail; or 2,400 feet via Link and Cold Brook Trails Coordinates: 44° 17’ 28” N; 70° 57’ 18” W Topographic Maps: USGS Speckled Mountain 7.5-minute quad Directions to the Spruce Hill Trailhead: About 23 miles north of Route 302 and Route 113 junction at Fryeburg, go north on Route 113 through Evans Notch to the height-of-land. Just north of the height-of-land there is

Mason tourney (Continued from Page C) more forceful overcoming the crowd support that Angers and Blount had. The Blount and Angers’ fans shouted out barks and chopping noises whenever Angers and Blount won a point. The Juniors was swept for the second consecutive year by Jack Weiler, who did not lose a game. In the finals, he again met Ava Lyon and won 6-0, 6-0. Jack has a complete game and can hit with pace and accuracy. Ava has good shots too, and it was fun to watch them hit. But, Ava lacks the firepower of Weiler. In the semis, she beat Henry Shafer 8-6. This match was close and hard fought. Henry has a big forehand and could cover the court better. Ava was a little bit better in technique and that made the difference. A really remarkable early match was between the Shafers and the Leibleins in Mixed. The Shafers were almost completely unable to handle Skip Leiblein’s slices. He held serve effortlessly each time. Nevertheless, the Shafers led the tiebreaker 7-1. Here, the Leibleins rallied to win the match. Overcoming a 7-1 deficit in a 10-point tiebreaker is very unusual. Robin Leiblein rose to the challenge, both keeping the ball in play and hitting winners. This year, Glenn Moore — one of the great motivating forces in the tournament — died. To commemorate him, the Tournament Committee created the Glenn Moore Memorial Award, which recognizes service and sportsmanship. Dave Mason, founder of the competition in 1985, presented the first award to Mark and Celia Shafer, who have been in the tournament for 10 years and are certainly examples of the service and sportsmanship Glenn Moore represented. For the second year, the committee authorized two satellite tournaments in mixed doubles for those who did not get into the main draw. Fourteen played in the satellites, along with 61 in the five main events, bringing the total entry to 75. Satellite A was won by Charlie Dattlebaum and Danielle Roland, who won over Bill O’Brien and Irene St. Germain in the finals 6-2, 6-3. All praised the work of Bert Kendall, head of officials. The Stow Corner Store catered and sponsored the event. The dispute over the liverwurst sandwiches was easily settled by Janet and Libby Connelly, tournament provisioners.

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a White Mountain National Forest parking lot on the left (west) side and the trailhead to Speckled Mountain and the East and West Royce Mountains. Trail starts across the road from the parking lot. A WMNF parking permit is required ($3 daily, or $20 for the year) — the daily permit can be obtained at the parking lot. Directions to the Bickford Brook Trailhead: Go north through Evans Notch from the junction of Route 302 and Route 113 at Fryeburg to the WMNF Cold River Campground on the left (west) side and the WMNF Visitor Center at Brickett Place (right side — east). A WMNF parking permit is required ($3 daily, or $20 for the year) — the daily permit can be obtained at the parking lot. Trail starts at the Brickett Place. Directions to the Evergreen Link Trail/ Cold Brook Trailhead: From Maine Route 5 in North Lovell follow West Stoneham Road northwest for 1.9 miles. Just beyond the bridge over Great Brook turn right onto Adams Road and follow it for 1.5 miles. The trailhead to Cold Brook Trail is on the right. To reach the Link Trail turn right onto Mountain Road and go another 0.5 miles to the trailhead. Trail information: The Spruce Hill Trail begins on Route 113 and was cut around 1935. At 2.8 miles it is the most direct approach to the summit and was used by the fire warden to access the fire tower. The Red Rock Trail (5.6 miles) runs from Miles Notch and follows the long eastern ridge of the Speckled Mountain range and is probably the least used of the

Speckled Mountain lies within the Caribou-Speckled Mountain Wilderness Area in the White Mountain National Forest. Left to right: Denmark Mountain Hikers Frank Carus, Allen Crabtree, Bill Knolla and Joan Knolla. (Photo by John Patrick) trails to the summit, and often requires great care to follow because of sparse trail marking. The Evergreen Link and Cold Brook Trails can be reached from Lovell and climb 3.5 miles along Speckled Mountain’s south ridge with fine outlooks to the summit. The Bickford Brook Trail begins at the USFS information center at Brickett Place on Route 113 and reaches the summit in about 4.3 miles after joining either the Spruce

Hill Trail or the Blueberry Ridge Trail. Because of the number of trail options to Speckled Mountain, hikers are urged to consult a good trail guide such as the AMC Maine Mountain Guide and a detailed map, such as the Cold River Valley and Evans Notch map by the Chatham Trails Association. Trail markings in the wilderness area are often indistinct requiring the use of map and compass to find the right path. What to bring: Clothes suitable to the season (hat,

gloves, jacket), rain gear, touring poles, sunglasses, water and snacks, personal first aid kit, pocket knife, whistle, matches or fire starter, map and compass, flashlight or headlamp and cell phone. Let someone know your hiking plans before you leave! Next: The next hiking column will be on the Province Mountain, Effingham, N.H. For the next Denmark Mountain Hikers’ climb, check the Bridgton News community calendar.

Great Adventure Challenge Sat. Event: 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 morn-

ing. There will be a mandatory Pre-Challenge briefing. The time and location of the briefing will be announced at the sign-in table. Individuals (singles) and teams are both encouraged to enter. Singles must be 17 years or older. (Proof of age may be required). Teams can consist of two or three members (all 17 years or older,

any gender combination). The individual legs of the Challenge cannot be divided up. Each leg of the Challenge must be completed, in it’s entirety, by a single team member. For more information, go to To volunteer, call Rob Knowles at 647-5298.

Opinion & Comment

August 15, 2013, The Bridgton News, Page D

Viewpoint: Others will tell the tales

I saw his handiwork long before I met the man in person. Like so many people driving on the Naples Causeway, I could not help but notice the Songo River Queen II — an almost 100-foot-long paddleboat moored there. The first time I met Frank Gerrish was a few weeks before the Queen’s final trip through the Naples Swing Bridge in September 2011. He showed up to the interview in his work clothes: a mechanic’s dark blue pants and shirt and a baseball cap. He sported a wide smile and a stack of photos. Frank had a lot of stories to tell. Now, those stories will be told by others. According to longtime friend Dana Watson, Frank was a maverick businessman whose accomplishments are etched onto the town that is Naples. During Monday’s Naples

Letters Passing of a friend

To The Editor: We received a sad phone call early Saturday morning notifying us of the passing of our dear friend, Frank Gerrish. Frank’s death marks the end of an era; Naples lost one of her best sons to be sure. As the expression goes, “They just don’t make’m like that anymore,” certainly applies to Frank. As most know, he built the Songo River Queen and then built the Songo River Queen II after the first boat burned.  Imagine the heartbreak and then the wherewithal to persevere and rebuild, at the behest of a young girl and her dollar contribution to the rebuilding efforts — what a story!  There are dozens of other wonderful stories — he led quite a life.   I think most will agree Frank and his beloved sternwheeler, put Naples, Maine on the map. We all owe a great deal of gratitude to Frank and his wife, Diana, for their contributions to our community. I know I do. He was always there when we needed him and helped my husband, Mike, and I erect many timber frames, with Frank operating, as well as teaching me how to run his

Board of Selectmen meeting, Watson made a public announcement that Frank Gerrish had died on Saturday. Watson kept his words brief, and said that Frank would be missed very much. Later during a phone interview, Watson said, “He tried all kinds of different things.” “He had an airplane that he hauled freight in. He bought and sold airplanes. He raced stock cars,” he said. “He was very mechanically-minded. He was really good with hydraulics. He loved cranes — he bought two or three industrial cranes and fixed them up during his life.” Watson added, “He built work barges. He built from scratch a boat lifter. That was something.” Watson described Frank Gerrish as “a good guy” and “a promoter” for his community. “He was a good ambassador for the Causeway. People loved him, and he was always

friendly,” he said. In 1970, Frank drew quite a bit of attention and some ribbing from friends when he started building a paddleboat replica — right in plain sight on the Causeway. In October 1981, the original Queen caught fire and burned to the waterline while docked for the night. Always one to get back on the horse after being bucked off, Frank almost immediately started reconstructing the boat. This time, the frame took shape on the ice; and the boat was back in business that following May. In 2011 — although he had sold the business a year earlier – Frank captained the Queen through the swing bridge before it closed forever to boat traffic. On the return trip from the Songo Lock as the boat traveled across Brandy Pond, Frank delighted the children by inviting them to the upper deck so they could have an opportunity to drive the boat.

crane truck! We will miss our time with Frank, sharing stories about our ventures, telling jokes and soliciting advice. Surely many folks are saddened for our great loss, but I know Naples will give you the salute you deserve, Sir! God Bless you Frank, thanks for being such a good friend. Maura Mulcahy Seymour Bridgton

the historic Peabody/Fitch farm in South Bridgton. The weather was pleasant, the music outstanding and the many guests enthusiastic! Local artists Chris Bannon and Caroline Grimm opened the evening and they were terrific. The Hemingways were unable to attend, but sent a worthy duo in their place that performed a lively set. Tricky Britches were a real crowd pleaser with their energetic performance and headliner Erica Brown and the Bluegrass Connection did not disappoint. The hills of South Bridgton were alive with music, laughter and the aroma of great food. The Bluegrass subcommittee would like to thank the many good folks that

Bluegrass 2013

To The Editor: On Saturday, Aug. 3, the Bridgton Historical Society held its third annual Bluegrass Festival at Narramissic,

According to the owner of the Songo River Queen, Kent Uicker, Frank Gerrish was one of the guests of honor on that last cruise. “On the return trip, we had Frank take the wheel and he brought it through the bridge for the very last time,” Uicker said. Frank’s concept of a paddleboat in the Lake Region was “definitely innovative and unique,” he said. Uicker recalled meeting Frank through a business deal in 1999, when he purchased a barge that Frank had constructed. Frank Gerrish had something that can be referred to as “old-fashioned Yankee ingenuity,” Uicker said. The remembrance of life will be held for Frank Gerrish today from 4 to 6 p.m. at the American Legion Post No. 155. Afterwards, attendees will take a trip on the Songo River Queen II. Gerrish sits dockside in front of the Songo River Queen II — DD in September 2011. (De Busk Photo)

made this event possible and their apologies if someone is not mentioned: the BHS board of directors for their support and efforts during the event; The Bridgton News, Hannaford, Food City and The Umbrella Factory; all the dessert makers that donated so many goodies; Shipyard Brewing Company; Betsy Mason, our emcee; the servers, Rita, Carol, Al and the “beer guy”; Larry Carter for burgers; and Jim Medcalf, photography. Thanks to Mike Bray for loaning us the stage; Paul Field Sr., Steven Field and Josh Williams for delivering the stage; and Walt Bannon for the sound system. LETTERS, Page D

QUITE A SHOW — Erica Brown and the Bluegrass Connection treated onlookers at Narramissic in South Bridgton Saturday to quite a show. (Photo by Jim Medcalf)

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Turtles and trees

By Alice Darlington She was hunkered down on the gravel close to the landscape tie, not moving, which made her easy not to notice in spite of her large size. She was laying her eggs and when the dogs finally saw her and approached, she retracted her head slightly, watching, ready to bite if one came too close as happened once when a previous dog’s curiosity was rewarded by a bite, a yelp and a bloody nose from a large snapping turtle. Not a pretty lady, this snapping turtle, and definitely not intimidated as were the painted turtles that showed up on subsequent days, always pulling their heads back into the safety of their shells as they waited for dogs and people to go away. After a while, she lumbered off across the grass and back to the cove, her maternal instinct satisfied, her golf ball-sized eggs buried up to nine inches under the gravel until they hatch in three to four months — unless they’re found by a fox, a raccoon or other predator. In the past, I have found the TURTLES, Page D

My Irish Up by Mike Corrigan BN Columnist


The main reason I don’t hang with the cool kids is I don’t get their lingo anymore, you dig? Any phrase that came later than “groovy,” I find pretty much mystifying, leaving me “one fry short of a Happy Meal,” as the in-crowd says these days. Or, possibly not. All these recently-minted (since 1957) neonyms have caused me anxiety and distress, and I’m thinking of suing somebody. In fact, I haven’t actually spoken aloud to a real person in four years, for fear they’ll say something back that I won’t understand, or that I will. However, this self-isolating tactic doesn’t work on the Internet. A correspondent once wrote me, “You’re the only person I ever knew who uses correct grammar on the Net.” I didn’t know whether to be proud or just respond “lol.” Then they continued, “Wut’s WRONG w/u, anywho?” So I typed back “lol.” Which is another problem: this Internet shorthand. I am just figuring out what some of the letter groupings mean — although I notice that Wikipedia claims the abbreviations themselves went out of fashion eight or ten years ago. No one is surprised that I am “abbott” — or “a bit back of the times” on this. Here’s what I think some key abbreviations mean, based on context. lol — 1. loss of limb (appears mostly when texting your insurance agent, possibly one-handed); 2. Land o’ Lakes (for shopping lists) 3. left, off-line (often used with “brb”) brb — 1. Barq’s Root Beer (the drink, apparently, for way cool Net users on break) rotf — 1. Ran off the freeway (?); 2. rest of text follows lmao — 1. left my address off; 2. Look! Mao! (rarely used anymore) wtf? — 1. Who’ll tell Frank?; 2. why the face?; 3. Where’s the fridge? Mind you, I’m just guessing. That’s why I include several possible definitions. And the cool kids, still mad about the corSLANG, Page D

Perspective on a difficult region

Work in the State Department or at an embassy abroad is, I imagine, much like work in any other bureaucracy or private enterprise. You come in fairly early, sit at your desk and pick up what you left off doing the day before. We called it continuity of policy; you call it business as usual. A better word would be inertia. Keep on doing what you’ve been doing. To change policy, to have a new idea always invites stress, unsettling for an operation. I once announced Precht’s Law: For every new idea advanced, there will arise two voices to put it down. So here’s a new idea. I can already hear the naysayers starting to sputter. Washington announced the other day without explanation (secrecy, you know) that it was temporarily closing about two-dozen embassies and consulates in the Middle East. A few days later it was revealed (leaked — on purpose, you

Small World by Henry Precht BN Columnist know) that one of our communications intercepts had picked up a conversation between an al-Qaeda grandee and a subordinate in Yemen about a major attack on an American installation in an undisclosed location. Then, it was announced that embassies would remain closed until Aug. 31, with the exception of our post in Yemen, which would be evacuated of its unessential personnel. Finally, (perhaps) the State Department said it would reopen 18 of the 20 closed posts. In the meantime, every available Democrat and Republican biggie had testified on the Sunday talk shows

how prudent the closure decision had been. (Stand by. I’m coming to the new idea in a moment.) If there are any cynics still left, they might speculate that the hoopla about the intercept had something to do with (1.) recent criticism of the NSA and other intelligence agencies for their massive invasion of the privacy of American citizens by intercepting telephone and e-mail messages or perhaps with (2.) the rumbles of liberals that the charges of espionage against big time leakers Bradley Manning and Edward Snowden were, in fact, a chase after whistle blowers

who were serving the public interest. Or (3.) both. The hoopla claimed that intercepts forestalled another massive terrorist attack like 9/11. (One might ask, in that connection, whether it was wise to post in advance that embassies would reopen on Sept. 1. Remember that the attack on the Benghazi consulate occurred last 9/11.) With or without good reason, let’s put aside the cynicism and move to the new idea: Do we really need to have fully-functioning diplomatic posts in a region where there is never-ending turmoil and where large segments of the population hate us for our perceived perverse policies? I would say no — not until our people can be guaranteed reasonable protection. Arguments in favor: • When there is something big on the agenda, as in Egypt these days, Washington will send out a senior State REGION, Page D


(Continued from Page D) The BHS would like to thank the Bridgton Fire Department and the Junior Firefighters of Bridgton for burning the brush piles at Narramissic as part of their training exercises. This was a huge help to the BHS and we are grateful. Many thanks to Jack and Cherie Knight for the incredible hand-cut fries and the generosity they have shown to the BHS over the years. I would like to thank subcommittee members Kathleen Vincent and John Anderson for all their hard work preparing for this event. John revived the Cinco de Mayo party at Narramissic and it was a huge success with proceeds offsetting costs of the Bluegrass Festival. Kathleen and husband, Bill, took on a long list of items and donate much of their time to many BHS projects. In closing, I would like to thank our friends and neighbors in the community for supporting the Bridgton Historical Society. The BHS is responsible for the care of so much of Bridgton’s past and asks for so little. Please visit the museum in town when you have a chance, become a member or volunteer at Narramissic if you like to work on old properties. The farm was donated to the BHS in 1986 and was enthusiastically accepted. However, there was no endowment, so keeping up with the over 200year-old building is a challenge for this small nonprofit organization. Your support is needed and appreciated! For more information, please visit our website at or 647-3699. Be sure to mark your calendars for Aug. 2, 2014 for the fourth annual Bluegrass Festival at Narramissic! Jon Evans, BHS Trustee

Thank you

To The Editor: We (Sweden Volunteer Fire Association) thank the Stephen and Tabitha King Foundation for the grant we received for new firefighting gear. We also need to thank our anonymous donor for the donation to help us with repairs to the fire station. Thanks again to all involved. Bette-Jean Espeaignette Treasurer Sweden Volunteer Fire Association

Special care

To The Editor: We want to thank the staff at Bridgton Health Care Center for the time, attention and care you gave to Melva Hale during her stay there. It takes a special person to care for the elderly, and you were all very special to her. She enjoyed playing Bingo and joking with you all. Again, thank you for everything you did to make her life more comfortable. Chery Booker, Dianne Lane and families Denmark

Showing spirit

To The Editor: Thank you to the Waterford community and visitors for supporting local farmers, bakers and crafters at the Waterford Common Monday Farm Stand. From 3 to 6 p.m. every Monday, local farmers set up to sell their products. There has been nothing but praise from the community and the vendors. It is a wonderful feel-good atmosphere, where people can buy local food and baked goods while visiting with friends and neighbors.  Music has been added thanks to Jeanine Lubier.  Waterford Worlds Fair Association offered some great pulled pork sandwiches. Waterford really shows its community spirit! Thank you! Thank you to the wonderful advertising department of The Bridgton News for their help with the ad. Dottie Bell  Waterford

Proud to be part of it

To the Editor: Thank you for last week’s profile of me and my new business. It was a great article and I appreciate the support and exposure. It is an exciting time to be in Bridgton, and I feel momentum building with all the other creative new entrepreneurs opening their doors this summer. Supporting local businesses is vital to the economy of a healthy town, and keeping our money here benefits everyone. Creating a vibrant downtown also draws more visitors “from away,” and we all know how essential that is for every business in Bridgton.



NOTICE OF SALE Contents of storage crate 211, belonging to Theodore Kamasinski, is to be sold at public sale on August 29th, at 0800 at The Country Picker Moving & Storage facility at 71 Hobbs St., Conway, NH. Individual storage crate will be sold in entirety by verbal bid to the highest bidder. Call 603-447-3200 for details.





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 PUBLIC NOTICE

TOWN OF CASCO Tax Acquired Property For Sale

The Town of Casco is offering three tax-acquired properties for sale. The properties are tax-acquired properties that will be offered for sale by quit claim deeds. Information regarding the individual properties may be obtained at the Casco Town Office or on the Casco website at Properties offered for sale are located at Town of Casco Assessor’s Tax Map 12, Lot 7; Tax Map 53, Lot 36; and Tax Map 31, Lot 2. Interested parties may submit bids deliverable to the office of the Town Manager at 635 Meadow Rd., Casco, ME 04015, no later than August 29, 2013, at 12 noon, in envelopes clearly marked “Tax-Acquired Property Bid.” Award of bids will be by the Casco Selectboard at their regular meeting. Minimum bids amounts may apply. 2T32

I am particularly proud to be a part of the burgeoning Depot Street district, and invite you all to join us this weekend for the First Annual Village Folk Festival and Garden Party. The Festival kicks off at 3 p.m. this Friday, and features local musicians, local artisans and locally grown and raised produce and meats. There will be games for the kids, dancing for adults and fun for all! The Village Folk Festival runs until 10 p.m., and is free for everyone. On Saturday, Aug. 17, the Bridgton Community Gardens and the Gilroy Initiative throw their midsummer Garden Party, celebrating the harvest from our 52 organic raised beds at the Bridgton Community Center. Join us from 5 to 9 p.m. at the Community Gardens on Depot Street for a night of revelry and repast. We will share a farm-to-table bounty from our garden, along with local free-range meats and home-baked sides and desserts. There will be live music, tours of the gardens and exhibits. Tickets are only $5 per person and all proceeds support our nonprofit community outreach and scholarship programs. See you on the Street! Carrye Castleman-Ross Depot Street Tap House

Kudos to Collins

To The Editor: On behalf of AARP’s 230,000 members in Maine, I am writing to thank U.S. Senator Susan Collins for signing on as a co-sponsor to The Preventing and Reducing Improper Medicare and Medicaid Expenditures (PRIME) Act. Medicare fraud and abuse is undermining the health of seniors and costing taxpayers an estimated $60 to $90 billion every year. The PRIME Act would combat fraud by cracking down on identity theft, improving systems for tracking fraudulent billing, and punishing billing errors and overpayments. Last year, the Medicare fee-for-service program made almost $30 billion in improper payments, an 8.5% error rate.  For decades, Medicare has operated under a system that pays providers first and investigates suspicious claims later. The PRIME Act would require that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services more closely track the overpayments and implement solutions to address them such as closing loopholes, stopping patterns of double billing, and other steps. The PRIME Act is bipartisan legislation, which will make significant inroads LETTERS, Page D

Medicare nugget

By Stan Cohen Medicare Volunteer Counselor Benefits under Medicare Supplement (Medigap) plans may not be what they seem. Before you choose or change a standard Medigap plan, make sure that what you are buying are benefits you really need or want to pay for. Here are some details: • Core benefits — which all 10 Medigap plans cover — include co-insurance for some Part A (inpatient) services, the cost of three pints of blood each year, the 20% co-insurance under Part B, and some hospice co-payments. But, plans K and L cover them at only 50% and 75% respectively. • Skilled nursing is covered at 100% by Medicare for the first 20 days of each

benefit period. Since stays in most skilled nursing facilities do not often exceed two weeks, this Medigap benefit (not covered at all by Medigap Plans A or B) is a marginal benefit for a majority of seniors. • The Part A deductible (for inpatient stays) means that you pay $1,184 each benefit period. Even one day as an inpatient could be more than $1,184. It is an important benefit and all Medigap plans (except Plan A) cover that deductible. Plans K, L and M, however, cover at less than 100%. • The Part B deductible is only $147 this year. You pay this one-time, annual deductible after your first doctor visit(s) or for other Part B services. Only two Medigap NUGGET, Page D

Turtles and trees

(Continued from Page D) leathery shells on the ground, broken open, the remains of someone’s meal. A week or so before, the deck and outdoor furniture and the still waters of the cove were covered with a mantle of golden pollen cast into the wind by the conifers all around, a profligate shower of riches to shame even the Incas, yet only the attempt to throw genes into the future, to find survival in fertilization and new life. As I dusted the pollen from inside my house, I found myself smiling at how reproduction and renewal so pervade each day of spring. White and purple violets, bluets, anemones, fringed polygala and dandelions; red maple keys spinning in the air, catching in the bamboo awnings on their way to the ground; finches and phoebes, robins and barred owls all engaged in attracting mates; wood frogs, peepers, then American toads and gray tree frogs calling in deafening choruses for the same purpose. After a few weeks, a semisilence returns as successful matings start the journey to new life. Two red maple seedlings have put out leaves in the pot of a miniature Key lime tree that I put outside in the warm weather. Everywhere I happen to look, there are others starting out on the chancy journey to adulthood. Two weeks ago in late June, I was walking in the woods and happened to look down at the path. It was alive with tiny somethings about the size of small house flies jumping around. What on earth? As I looked closer, they turned out to be the smallest frogs I had ever seen and upon further investigation, not frogs at all, but toadlets. They have now dispersed all over the garden and around the cool founda-


TOWN OF BRIDGTON and TOWN OF SWEDEN The Planning Boards for the Towns of Bridgton and Sweden will hold a Site Walk on Thursday, August 22nd at 5:00 p.m. in regards to the “Patriot Way” proposed subdivision. The Site Walk will commence on West View Lane in Sweden to access the proposed subdivision parcel of 78 acres (Bridgton Tax Map 16, Lots 5 and 5F). The applicant is Lance J. Colwell of 20 Godfrey Cove Road, York, ME 03909. 1T33 LEGAL AD

LAKE REGION SCHOOL DISTRICT M.S.A.D. #61 INVITATION TO BID Grounds Equipment Bid Bid No. 82913-14 CT Maine School Administrative District No. 61 is accepting bids from qualified vendors for purchase of grounds equipment as follows, one (1) commercial tractor with front mower and bagger collection system. • Bids shall include all setup and delivery costs. • Bids shall include all warrantees. • Bids shall include approximate date of delivery. Sealed bids will be received at the Superintendent’s Office, Attention: Grounds Equipment Bid No. 8291314 CT, M.S.A.D. #61, 900 Portland Road, Bridgton, ME 04009, until 1:00 p.m., Thursday, August 29th, 2013, at which time and place they will be opened and read aloud. Bids sent by facsimile and bids received after 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 29th, 2013, will not be accepted. Bids must be in a sealed envelope marked “Grounds Equipment Bid No. 82913-14 CT” in the lower lefthand corner. Please contact Andy Madura, Facilities Director, at (207) 693-4635 with questions. For a bid packet please call Ramona T. Torres at (207) 647-3048, ext. 525. 1T33

UNEXPECTED BIRTH PLACE — This snapping turtle selected this gravel space outlined with landscaping ties as the spot to lay her eggs. tion of the house. In two weeks, they have doubled to horsefly size. Definitely the American toads trilling so loudly in early May this year have been very successful! How curious it is that all around us this extraordinary dance of life goes on yet we humans, so fortunate nowadays in our short term survival needs, so careless, spoiled and seemingly divorced from nature, gorge on food just for the pleasure of it, regardless of nutrition, and play with sex as though it had no other purpose than to satisfy a fleeting urge: sex and pizzas, momentary enjoyments, not to have any consequences, our right. Whatever. Certainly no expectation of self-control, discipline or meaning — oh no! That might hurt LEGAL ADVERTISEMENT

some overgrown child’s selfesteem, the only consequence that seems to matter to this solipsistic generation. Forget about obesity, diabetes and heart disease. The health care system will take care of you. Forget about pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases, condoms (perhaps even provided for free by your school) and abortions will take care of those consequences. So, we now have become the creatures that eat without need, not to survive, and that kill our own offspring because they are inconvenient and get in the way of our own self-absorbed lives. How far removed we have become from Nature! We think — if we think. Alice Darlington is a resident of South Casco. LEGAL ADVERTISEMENT

NOTICE OF MORTGAGEE’S SALE OF REAL ESTATE and SECURED PARTY’S SALE OF PERSONAL PROPERTY at or near 131 Burnell Road, Naples, Maine By virtue of and in execution of the Power of Sale contained in a certain Mortgage and Security Agreement given by Tudor Gaudin Properties, LLC to TTJR, LLC (hereinafter “Lender”) dated September 24, 2010, and recorded in the Cumberland County Registry of Deeds in Book 28149, Page 27, (hereinafter referred to as the “Mortgage”) for breach of the conditions of said Mortgage and for the purpose of foreclosing the same, there will be sold at Public Sale on September 9, 2013, at 11:00 a.m., at the above-described location, the real and personal property described in said Mortgage together with all improvements located thereon to wit: Certain lots or parcels of land, with the buildings and improvements thereon, situated in the Town of Naples, County of Cumberland and State of Maine, bounded and described as follows: PARCEL 1: Commencing at a stone marker where line of land now or formerly of George and Patricia Armstrong and the Sebago-Naples Town Line intersect the northerly edge of the Burnell Road aforementioned; thence in a northerly direction along the Sebago-Naples Town Line three hundred seventy-one (371) feet to the point of beginning. thence N 18° 58' 23" W a distance of 96 feet to a point; thence N 89° 23' 01" E a distance of 315.69 feet to a point; thence along the northerly boundary of land of Maverick Investments, LLC as described in a deed recorded in the Cumberland County Registry of Deeds in Book 23191, Page 273, to the point of beginning. This conveyance is subject to a right-of-way being more particularly described as follows: Beginning at a point on the northerly side of Burnell Road, said point being sixty (60) feet easterly of a stone post parking the Naples/Sebago town line and the southwesterly corner of land now or formerly of Jay Bailey as described in a deed of William A. Davis to Jay A. Bailey, Charlotte M. Bailey and Mary H. Manchester, dated April 12, 1985 and recorded in the Cumberland County Registry of Deeds in Book 6731, Page 205; thence northwesterly a distance of three hundred (300) feet to a point; said point being one hundred (100) feet easterly of the westerly property line of said land now or formerly of Jay Bailey; thence northeasterly a distance of one hundred ninety (190) feet, more or less, to a stone outcrop thence northerly and then easterly a distance of fifty (50) feet around the northwesterly side of said stone outcrop to a point; thence northeasterly to a point on the northerly boundary line of said land of Bailey, said point being located twenty five

(25) feet west of the northeast corner of said land now or formerly of Bailey. PARCEL 2: Beginning at a stone marker where the line of land now or formerly of George and Patricia Armstrong and the Sebago-Naples Town Line intersect the northerly edge of the Burnell Road aforementioned; thence in a northerly direction along the Sebago-Naples Town Line three hundred seventy-one (371) feet to a point; thence S 18° 33' 33" E a distance of 148.78 feet, more or less, to a point; thence N 71° 26' 27" E a distance of 141.79 feet, more or less, to a point; thence N 49° 52' 06" E a distance of 160 feet, more or less to a point; thence N 08° 41' 44" W a distance of 90 feet, more or less to a point (This description corrects a scrivener’s error contained in a deed recorded at 27334, Page 40 in which the direction call was shown as S 08° 41' 44" E); thence along the southeasterly boundary of land now or formerly of Woodstone Properties, LLC as described in a deed recorded in the Cumberland County Registry of Deeds in Book 24873, Page 66, to the point of beginning. This conveyance is benefited by and subject to a right of way, said right of way being more particularly described as “Woodstone Way (60' R/W)” on a subdivision Plan entitled “Burnell Road Subdivision” prepared for Maverick Investments, LLC by John D. Palmiter recorded in Plan Book 208, Page 83 and all other easements of record. Parcels 1 and 2 are intended to describe a lot shown as Lot 3 on a Plan known as Burnell Road Subdivision prepared for Maverick Investments, LLC and recorded in Plan Book 208, Page 83. Terms of Sales: The sales will be conducted as a public auction and sold to the highest bidder. All bidders must register with the auctioneer prior to the sale and submit a deposit of $7,500.00 per parcel in cash or certified U.S. funds. The highest bidder will sign a Purchase and Sale Agreement with Lender, which will require payment of the balance of the successful bid within 28 days thereafter. Lender will convey the real estate to the purchaser by quitclaim deed without covenant and will convey the personal property by bill of sale without warranty. Additional terms will be announced at the time of the sale. There will be no open house. Sale to be conducted by: Alan E. Wolf, Esq., Bar 3453, Attorney for TTJR, LLC, who can be reached at (207) 829-6363, P.O. Box 275, Cumberland Center, Maine 04021.


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(Continued from Page D) in the efforts to strengthen Medicare through responsible, sustainable solutions. Senator Collins should be commended for signing on to this important and timely legislation. Lori Parham AARP Maine State Director Portland

Worldly pottage

To The Editor: During the last week of June, I reached two huge milestones in my life. First, I turned 70 years old. Four days later, I retired from active ministry after 43 years as a United Methodist preacher. Since I preached my first sermon as a parish pastor in June of 1970, I’ve witnessed a great many changes in the American church. Unfortunately, most of them have been bad. Worship


attendance, Sunday school participation and community outreach have plummeted. The average age of parishioners and clergy has gotten much older. Financial support has languished as congregations abandoned biblical tithing in favor of an array of fundraising gimmicks: fairs, bazaars, suppers, bingo and what have you. Local churches have closed and merged left and right. Severe clergy shortages have led to importing pastors from other countries. What went wrong in the last half-century? It’s simple. Like Esau of old, the church sold out for a mess of worldly pottage. The traditionalist wing of Christianity — called the Religious Right — became a wholly owned subsidiary of the political right. In violation of law, right-wing pastors endorsed right-wing candidates and distributed political propaganda thinly disguised as “voter’s guides.” Their shameless activity disgraced the name of Jesus Christ. Traditionalist Christians largely abandoned their mission to proclaim good news in


favor of petty moralizing. For the last four decades, they’ve inveighed against condoms, birth control pills, in vitro fertilization, stem cell research, non-marital sex, pornography, abortion, sex education, equal rights for gays and lesbians, and marriage equality. Since the 1960s, unchurched Americans could be forgiven for thinking that the purpose of Christianity is merely to denounce every non-traditional kind of sexual behavior. In the process, church leaders managed to persuade the average American that the main reason God became incarnate in Jesus Christ was to be a policeman of human sexual activity. I recall a heated discussion in a social ethics class during my first year in seminary. One comment so captured my attention that I still can quote it exactly. It came from a British exchange student named Colin Brightman. He said, “If things continue this way, in 50 years the church will consist of 100 old men with big gold crosses, farting around in Canterbury or Rome, while the rest of the


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ALARMS WAM-ALARM Systems Installation, Service, Monitoring Burglar-Fire-Temperature Sensors Free Security Survey 647-2323


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


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


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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

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world pays no attention.” Fifty years will be up in 2020, and Colin is looking more like a prophet all the time. Rev. Robert Plaisted Bridgton

Lobster ‘roll’ed

To The Editor: Lakeside Garden Club would like to thank everyone involved with their annual Lobster Roll Sale last Friday. A special letter of appreciation went to Hannaford, Food City, Utz (potato chips), Walmart and several individuals for their generous donations. Over 600 rolls were sold to the Lake Region community and businesses throughout Bridgton, Harrison, Sweden, Denmark and Fryeburg. Garden Club member Ginny Halligan once again took top honors for her solicitation of 125 lobster rolls. It was a great team effort displayed by the Garden Club membership as rolls were prepared and distributed from the LETTERS, Page D 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

HELP WITH PACKAGING — Visiting here from DoverFoxcroft, Deseree Braun and Abbie Simpson (friend and granddaughter of Lakeside Garden Club member, Joanne Webb) were put into service preparing bags for the club’s annual Lobster Roll Sale last Friday. The fundraiser was very successful. Proceeds will go toward local scholarships and community beautification projects throughout the Lake Region area. MOVING Bridgton Moving Residential & light commercial Glynn Ross 240 N. High St. – 647-8255 671-2556 (cell)

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

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

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


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

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.

Discriminatory Advertising under the Fair Housing Act


100 Main Street, Bridgton, ME 04009 Phone: 207-647-3311 Fax: 207-647-3003 BN 33

SEEKING BOOTH — operators. Established clientele preferred. Large open salon in heavy traffic center. Inquire at Shear Techniques in Naples. Ask for Amy. 6933052. 4t33 TRASH HAULING — for Harrison locations. Saturday pickups. Call for details at 207-595-4606. 2t33 DEPENDABLE DRIVER — needed Mondays-WednesdaysFridays from Casco to Portland for medical appointments. Call evenings for further details at 8315247. 4t33x SACO RIVER CANOE — & Kayak is looking for dependable delivery drivers who have a good driving record and are able to independently load and unload canoes. If you enjoy working with the public, and don’t mind having fun while you work, then come see us. Send resumes to Saco River Canoe & Kayak, PO Box 100, Fryeburg, ME 04037 or e-mail tf18 CONTRACTOR — Semi-retired, looking for plumbing and electric work in the local area. Call 647-8026. tf45 MAINTENANCE WORK — by hour, by day, by week or by job. Free estimates. Call 627-4649. 4t30x BACKHOE/YORK RAKE — for hire by hour or job. Driveway grading/underground power/landscaping, etc. Insured. Call Michael Ginty, 595-1374. 4t30x

CHALMERS INSURANCE Part of the Chalmers Group



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.



IF YOU NEED ANYTHING — cleaned up or hauled off to the transfer station, my trailer is 6’-x10’. Chuck’s Maintenance, 7439889. 4t32x 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.


FOR SALE — Craftsman commercial router and table, Sears Classified line ads are now posted 10” table saw, Delta 900 radial on our website at NO EXTRA (heavy duty), used by homeowner CHARGE! only. All in good condition. Best offer. 647-1173. 2t32x


Morning Glory Diner 78 Portland Road, Bridgton • 207-647-9606


Please apply or send application to: Morning Glory Diner, 78 Portland Rd., Bridgton or e-mail us at


Experienced Breakfast Cook and Waitress Positions for the upcoming winter to replace summertime help who will be returning to school. Must be a morning person with a servsafe certification for cooks.

Greater Bridgton Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce


The Greater Bridgton Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce is seeking an Office Manager. Strong communication and customer service skills, attention to detail, event coordination, and knowledge of the local area to maintain the business regional information center. Good computer skills, with experience in Microsoft Office programs, Quickbooks/Financial Services, Social Media, Publisher programs, Websites and Newsletters are required. Send resumes to GBLRCC, P.O. Box 236, Bridgton, ME 04009, Attention: Executive Director or e-mail to: 4T33CD 70 Fairview Drive Fryeburg, ME 04037


FIREWOOD — Delivered in half- BRIDGTON — 1st floor apartcord loads. Call Ron between 4 p.m. ment, 1½ bedrooms, large kitchen, 18t27x full bath, walk to downtown. $750 and 8 p.m. 595-8359. month, partial utilities. First & secuSEASONED FIREWOOD — rity. Call 603-494-0325. tf31 Cut, split & delivered. $235 a cord. Call Jack at 207-647-8146. 14t31x WATERFORD — Mobile home available Sept. 1st. Neat, clean, 3 $5 FOR TATTERED – U.S. Flag bedrooms in quiet neighborhood, when purchasing new U.S. Flag 3’x well maintained grounds, no pets, 5’ or larger. Maine Flag & Banner, 1st, last & security. $650. 583tf46 4011. Windham, 893-0339. 3t33x FIREWOOD — Seasoned or BRIDGTON — 16 S. High St. green. Cut, split & delivered. Call Non-smoking, no pets. 1 bedroom Wendell Scribner at 583-4202. on second floor, office space, quiet, 10t24x safe building. Includes heat, hot SCREENED LOAM — Please water, off street parking. Walking call Ron between 4 p.m. and 8 distance to Main St., town beach, 18t27x church. Coin-op laundry on site. p.m. 595-8359. $725 month. First last and security CANOE OVERSIZED — 16- requested. References checked. foot, good condition. Includes 207-632-8508. tf28 paddles and life jackets. $300. tf31 WEST BRIDGTON — 2-bed452-2585. room apartment available. $695 BOAT 16’ ALUMINUM — month & security deposit. Includes Dura Nautique, with Mercury 7.5 heat. 1-year lease. No smoking. No outboard and fuel tank. Older but pets. 207-450-4271. EHO tf18 well maintained. Moose Pond, WEST BALDWIN — 2-bedroom Bridgton. $695. 508-525-0346. 4t33x house, carpeted, 2 baths, small loft, washer/dryer/dishwasher. No 1957 FORD TRACTOR — 800 smoking. No pets. Quiet location. series, needs a little work. $1,500 $780 per month. 787-2121. 4t32x 3t33 or best offer. 655-7756. DOWNTOWN HARRISON SPEEDBOAT — 1966 Century — 2-bedroom, 1st floor apartment. mahogany 16’ 185 gray marine. 1,200 square feet. No smokers, 888 original hours. Needs some pets considered. No Section 8. plank restoration. 1988 trailer. $725 month plus utilities. Call 332$7,500. 693-6701 Sonny 04055- 0060. tf33 13t23x 1535. BRIDGTON — 1-bedroom apartSAILBOAT HUNTER 212 — ment, 1st floor. Has additional small Trailer, 2HP Honda, extra set of room that can be used as second new sails. $7,600.00. 647-2321. bedroom. Mid-town, nice building 6t30x and grounds. Off-street parking. on premises. Snow reVEHI­CLES FOR SALE Caretaker moval, garbage taken away, water, 2008 CHEVROLET — Silvarado heat, Wi-fi included. $700 month Van, 8-foot step-in, Steel Leer plus $800 security. Available Aug. 2t32x Cap, Vortec engine, 48,811 miles. 20. 647-0983. $17,000 Naples 693-5074. 4t31x NAPLES — 1-plus bedroom 2000 F350 PICKUP TRUCK apartment. Living room, dining — 7.3 turbo diesel, 53,000 room, kitchen, bathroom, utility original miles. 2-wheel drive, room, finished basement, 1-car galoaded. Towing package, bedliner, rage, $900 month includes heat & hard bed cover, new fifth-wheel utilities. No pets. First & security hitch. Beautiful condition, well required. Call 207-693-3606. maintained. $13,500. Call Chris at 1t33x 2t33x 207-329-6617. NAPLES — Three-bedroom duJESUS IS LORD – new and plex, Rte. 35. Three-season porch, used auto parts. National locator. private yard, no smoking, no pets, Most parts 2 days. Good used cars. $1,100 month includes heat plus Ovide’s Used Cars, Inc., Rte. 302 security deposit. 207-899-5052 tf30 Bridg­ton, 207-647-5477. tf27

Bridgton Lakeside Off-Season Rental Furnished Long Lake cabin, one bdrm + loft. Available Sept. 3 to June 30. $575 + utilities. 647-5506.


All Shifts, Per Diem & Possibly Part-Time Interested applicants should stop in and see Cindy. EOE


MAINE SCHOOL ADMINISTRATIVE DISTRICT NO. 72 is accepting applications for the following opening for 2013–14:



Help Wanted

Yard Attendant Per Diem — 32 hours, four-day work week Tues., Thurs., Sat., Sun. — 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. MUST WORK WEEKENDS. Bucket loader experience helpful. Must be able to lift 50–75 pounds. Pick up applications at: Casco/Naples Bulky Waste 449 Leach Hill Road, Casco, Maine 207-647-7585 Attn. Eric Hanscom EOE


We offer great benefits including summer activity privileges, food/retail discounts, and 401(k). To complete an application please visit our website at or stop by our base lodge at 775 Rt. 302 in Bartlett, NH. (EOE) 1T33CD



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 For more information please visit Please send letter of intent, resume and other related credentials to: Jay Robinson, Superintendent of Schools 124 Portland Street, Fryeburg, Maine 04037 (207) 935-2600 * Fax (207) 935-3787 E.O.E.


RON PERRY CARPENTRY — Renovations and new construction. 35 years of experience, no job too small or too big. Bridgton, Me. 978-502-7658. 4t30x

GARAGE/MOVING SALE — Household items, antiques, fishing tackle, paddleboard. Inflatable kayak/paddleboard, tools, chairs, dishes, baskets, Old Town Katahdin canoe, quilts, HEAP HAULERS — Towing miscellaneous items. Saturday, service. Cash paid for junk cars. 8/17, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., 373 Cape Call 655-5963. tf12 Monday Road, Harrison. 1t33x LOOKING FOR HOUSES — YARD SALE — Fri. & Sat., Aug. or camps to paint for 2013 season. 16th & 17th: 9-3; Sun., Aug. 18th: Fully insured, free estimates. 9-noon. Quilting fabric, books Dirigo Custom Painting, 743- and supplies, craft materials; 9889. 4t32x vintage glasses, bottles, dishes and AIRPORT CAR EXPRESS barware; furniture and more! 83 – Luxury sedan or minivan Knights Hill Rd., West Bridgton. 1t33 transportation to and from regional airports, bus and train stations. YARD SALE — August 17th, 9 24 hr. operation with advance a.m. at Casco Memorial School reservation. Major credit cards on Rte. 11. Clothes all sizes, toys, accepted. Child or booster seat books, games, household items, upon request. 207-893-8294. bedding, kitchen items, baby furniture, and much more. 1t33 26t32x HUGE YARD SALE — 3-piece DEN­MARK HOUSE — sofa set plus leather love seat, lots Painting, Inc. Inter­ior and Exterior more new stuff. 240 No. High St., Paint­ing. Also, Paper­hang­ing. 40 Bridgton, 9-4 Sat. & Sun., Aug. years of painting ex­pe­ri­ence. Call 17-18, weather permitting. 1t33 for esti­mates. Call John Math­ews, 207-452-2781. tf49 PLEASE CONSIDER – donating your leftover garage sale items and YARD SALES your attic, basement and closet HUGE ESTATE SALE — Hiram, overflow to Harvest Hills Animal Maine. Antiques, household items, Shelter. Go to our website www. etc. Thursday 8/15 - Sunday 8/25. for details or call tf3 9-4 daily. 171 King Street. 2t33x 935-4358, ext. 21.

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PKA 21st Century Afterschool Program

The Pequawket Kids Association, an enrichment program serving the children of the elementary schools and middle school in MSAD 72, is seeking the following positions: • Program staff positions • Bookkeeper, anticipated Qualifications: enjoys working with children, creativity, strong organization and communication skills, some higher education in related field preferred. E.O.E. For more information, please visit: Print a PKA application form from Mail to: PKA attn: J. Dineen, 124 Portland St., Fryeburg, ME 04037. Contact: or 207-935-1900.

PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT Truck Driver/Equipment Operator/Laborer

EDUCATIONAL TECHNICIANS III (3 yrs. college minimum)

GIRLS SOCCER COACH, Molly Ockett Middle School: Experience

YARD SALE — Friday, August 16, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., 24 S. High St., Bridgton. 1t33


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.

FIELD HOCKEY COACH, Molly Ockett Middle School: Experience



• Attractions Attendants • Hotel Maintenance • Waitstaff • Cooks

K-5 LITERACY SPECIALIST – One-year position C.A. Snow School, Master’s Degree in Literacy preferred; full-time; Maine 020 certification required.

Several positions available within the district to support K-5 students with various disabilities. Ed Tech III and CHRC certification required. Experience preferred but not necessary.

BARN SALE — Everything must go. Tools for yard & home, furniture, bedding, appliances and much more. Saturday, 8-3, rain date Sunday. 4 High Street, Harrison Village. 1t33x

Our business is “picking up” 142 Main Street Conway, NH 603-447-3611 Metal Detectors

A variety of PT and FT positions available, including:

Needed for Residential Care Unit

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


Attitash Resort/Grand Summit Hotel

Interested applicants should call Kelly for more information or stop in for an application.


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CNAs Needed Day & Evenings



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


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Seeking a part-time bus driver for a 36 passenger school bus. Schedule will vary with midweek, weekend and night work, with possible overnight trips with athletic teams during the school year. Requires a State of Maine Class B license with bus driver endorsement. The position will remain open until filled. Please submit a cover letter and resume with a list of three professional references to: Bridgton Academy, Attn: HR Department, PO Box 292, North Bridgton, ME 04057, or email in PDF format to: or fax to 207-647-8513.

The Town of Fryeburg is accepting resumes for the position of Truck Driver/Equipment Operator/Laborer. This position is a semiskilled manual labor job for the municipal Highway Department. The position requires the operation of light to moderately heavy trucks and all truck attachments, as well as the use of several pieces of heavy equipment. Experience in road construction and repair, as well as snow and ice removal are recommended. Cross-training with the Transfer Station is necessary. Special requirements include; Class A or B (preferably A), CDL, and must be insurable under the Town’s vehicle insurance policy.

Pre-employment physical, drug test, criminal background check and employment verification required.

A job description for this position is available at the Town Office and on our website at The Town of Fryeburg offers a full range of benefits including health insurance and a retirement program. Please forward a letter of interest and an application or resume to Sharon Jackson, Town Manager, Town of Fryeburg, 16 Lovewell Pond Road, Fryeburg, ME 04037, or e-mail to Applications/resumes will be accepted until August 30, 2013.


The Town of Fryeburg is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Bridgton Academy is a one-year post graduate school for young men whose mission is to provide a unique program in a one-year postgraduate environment to prepare for the rigors of college and beyond.







RONALD ST. JOHN VFW — Post, 176 Waterford Rd., Harrison, holding yard sale August 31 from 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. Tables rented for $10, or donations accepted to benefit building fund. FMI: Cecil, 557-2621. 2t33

COMMUNITY FLEA MARKET — Fryeburg Fairgrounds, Sundays 7 a.m. - 2 p.m. June 30-Sept. 1. Expo 1 and (Continued from Page D) outside. Vendor space available. recently renovated Bridgton Info 603-662-3147. 10t26x Community Center kitchen,


MULTI-FAMILY YARD SALE — 757 No. High St., Bridgton. GENTLY USED — children’s Fri., 16th, 9-3; Sat., 17th, 9-2. books needed for Bridgton Literacy Great stuff. 1t33x Taskforce giveaways. Drop off at 3 Pleasant Street or call Bill for free GARAGE SALE — Antiques, pickup 647-5209. tf21 glassware, linens, prints, furniture and lots more. Fri. 9-5, Sat. 9-5, Rte. 37, 563 No. Bridgton Road, Bridgton. 1t33x

Saturday, August 31 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Ronald St. John VFW Post 176 Waterford Rd., Harrison To benefit the Post’s Building Fund. Tables for rent at $10 each and donations of items to sell are being accepted. For more information call Cecil at 557-2621 33,35




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which worked out very well. Monies derived from the sale will go to local scholarships and several beautification programs throughout the Lake Region. If you missed this popular event, look for it next year on Aug. 8, and be sure to pre-ordered your lobster rolls early. Joanne Webb, Chairman, Lobster Roll Sale Lakeside Garden Club

Massive uncertainty

To The Editor: It is painfully obvious that Barack Obama and the entire Democratic Party will under no circumstances back away from their insane economic policies that are raining down such devastation on the American people. Not since the Great Depression have so many Americans been in such dire straits. Every month, hundreds of thousands of job seekers drop out of the labor market entirely because of utter frustration and discouragement, out of the small number of jobs that are created, most are part time only. The recession has been over for more than four years now, yet what recovery there has been is anemic, at best. Obama’s anti-business jihad, excessive regulatory overreach and the abominable health care debacle that was rammed through Congress by handing out billions in outright bribes and cutting special deals for favored interest groups, exempting them from the bills most onerous aspects, have brought massive uncertainty for small business owners, who provide a majority of the new jobs in today’s dreadful economy. All areas of welfare and entitlements are growing exponentially under this president. Tens of thousands are being added to the disability rolls every month, many because they can’t find work. Locating a doctor who will sign off disability is a fairly easy proposition. The stock market is doing very well at the moment, however, most experts attribute the positive momentum to the Federal Reserve’s unprecedented act of creating $85 billion out of thin air every month. Much of the money printing is going to reward favored constituency groups and a lot is going to fund thousands of programs that no longer make sense, but allow

politicians to brag about how much pork they are bringing home to their districts. Spending a trillion dollars every year in make-believe money is great fun until such time as the party comes to a crashing halt, as it surely will. Then, there will be hell to pay with hyperinflation going through the roof, being the least of our worries. America is rapidly become a two-tier culture. The affluent are doing just fine, thank you very much. The middle class is disappearing at a staggering pace. The poor are at the mercy of the political elite. Unless the nation’s overwhelming list of critical problems are addressed soon, I believe the country will before long be staring down the barrel of massive civil unrest. Washington, D.C. is a great place, the government is corrupt, the politicians are incompetent and scurrilous, and the tens of thousands of lawyers and lobbyists, who prowl the halls of Congress, who are the real power behind the throne, are parasitic and guilt free about the carnage they are inflicting on the country. Until the American people come to their senses and stop sending political hacks to Washington, D.C., the nation will continue its inexorable slide toward economic and moral catastrophe. Robert M. Howe Jr. Bridgton

We love tree huggers

To The Editor: I can admire and respect all advocates, whatever their philosophical predilections. We are all husbandmen toiling in the cultural vineyards in fair weather or foul, with acceptance or rejection, in obscurity, or in the limelight. The toil is endless, but compulsive. Resting on one’s laurels does not happen; there are no laurels. There is only indifference, marginalization, abuse and the occasional word of encouragement. Thus, I can’t be too upset by the obtuseness of environmentalists, who ignore the evidence of immigration’s effect on overpopulation and its contribution to environmental degradation. Eighty-five percent of those coming across our southern border are from the country of Mexico. In Mexico, the average Mexican citizen consumes eight barrels of oil per year. When they skip across the border by the thousands and blend into our population, they are now consuming 24 barrels of oil per year, three times what they were consuming in their home country. A big increase in environmental pollution from illegal activity, but where is the out-

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To The Editor: Folks, there is a reason that every governor since Edmund Sixtus Muskie have opposed the teaching of the Maine State Constitution in the public schools. Governor Haskell tried to bring it back, but the little good he did was eradicated by Clinton Clauson and then buried under the infamous duo of Joseph Edward Brennan and John Rettie McKernan Jr. The governors, with the help of both parties and the occasional Democrat listed as an Independent, along with the teachers of the MEA have literally ended the teaching of Maine’s State Constitution in the public schools. And now, we have Governor Paul LePage, who will not lift a finger to see the Maine State Constitution taught, and worse, has embraced the total numbing down of the public education system, by falling in love with Common Core.



Crazy comments

To The Editor: What is going on in the state of Maine? Our governor continues to make some very crazy comments. His latest, while in a public setting, was if he had a jet plane, he would LETTERS, Page D

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But why, why would the governors, the legislatures, the press, and the teachers who belong to the MEA, hate the Maine State Constitution so much? What is in it that they so despise? What is it that makes them so afraid of it? Folks, it is the very same two clauses that businesses that rely upon state contracts hate, it is Article One, Sections One and Two, they especially hate and fear section 2B: Section 1. Natural rights. All people are born equally free and independent, and have certain natural, inherent and unalienable rights, among which are those of enjoying and defending life and liberty, acquiring, possessing and protecting property, and of pursuing and obtaining safety and happiness. Section 2. Power inherent in people. All power is inherent in the people; all free governments are founded in their authority and instituted for their benefit; they have therefore an unalienable and indefeasible right to institute government, and to alter, reform, or totally change the same, when their safety and happiness require it.   The word “They” in each case means “The People,” therefore read it like this: All power is inherent in the people; all free governments are founded in the authority of the people and instituted for the benefit of the people; the people have therefore an unalienable and indefeasible right to institute government, and to alter, reform, or totally change the same, when their safety and happiness require it. So, now you know what it is that keeps the Maine State Constitution out of Maine’s public schools. Now, a little note to laughing boy Paul DuBrule. Two things Paul, first unlike your family my parents and grandparents are all Italian and all came into these United States legally through Ellis Island. None of my family were or are illegal aliens, who snuck in from Quebec, as you imply mine did and brag that yours did. I don’t normally respond to cheap ignorant attacks, but the one by Paul DuBrule in the Aug. 8 Bridgton News was so over the top that I have made an exception. I am proud of the way my parents and grandparents came to the United States, they did it the right way, the legal way. Had they snuck in, I would hang my head in shame, not brag about it. Rev. Bob Celeste Harrison

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cry from the environmentalists? Not a peep! An exception to that is Ken Roy. He is a self-described “tree hugger,” who says, “I treasure my trees” when speaking of his 74 acres in Center Lovell; he is equally committed to the immigration issue. A 2007 law was passed that would increase the Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standard to 35 miles per gallon by 2020. At the time, I wrote a letter to U.S. Senator Charles Grassley pointing out that the projected reduction in fuel use would be more than offset by the increase in our immigrant population. Ken is that rare bird with impeccable environmental/ population credentials. He is a member of the Greater Lovell Land Trust, the American Farmland Trust, the Maine Farmland Trust, and writes about population as one of the contributors to the “Earth Notes” project featured in this newspaper. A 2012 report from the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) makes projections from Census Bureau data and estimates “the nation’s population will increase from 309 million in 2010 to 436 million in 2050 — a 127 million (41%) increase,” and 61% of the increase will come from immigration. The recently passed U.S. Senate bill, in addition to legalizing 11-plus million illegal aliens, would double the number of nonimmigrant visas, potentially adding millions more to the CIS projections. So, to all you tree huggers out there, if you are really concerned about the environment you have to include immigration and its effect on population growth and the environment. Bob Casimiro Bridgton


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Letters to the Editor We welcome your views!

Letters should not exceed 600 words, and will be edited for libel, proper punctuation and taste. All letters must be signed and indicate the writer’s residence. The deadline for letters is Monday at 5:00 p.m. Letters should be addressed to: Editor, The Bridgton News, P.O. Box 244, Bridgton, Maine 04009. E-mail submissions should be addressed to: and must contain a phone number to verify authenticity. The Bridgton News will attempt to publish letters received in a timely fashion.


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Frank C. Gerrish

Bruce W. Charles

Mary A. Webster

NAPLES — Frank C. Gerrish died on Saturday, Aug. 10, 2013, after a long struggle with cancer. Frank has been an entrepreneur throughout his life. He was the builder of the Songo River Queen, a bread man, a pilot, barge and crane operator, winning racecar driver. Frank was a great husband, dad and grandfather. He is survived by his wife of 38 years, Diana; his children, John Gerrish of China, David Gerrish of Naples, Thomas Gerrish of Windsor and Linda Kingsbury of Sacramento, Calif., Elaine Fryda of New Gloucester and Brian Kingsbury of Taunton, Mass.; 11 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Legion, Post #155 or the American Cancer Society. There will be a “Celebration of Frank’s Life!” open house at the American Legion Post on Route 11, today, Thursday, Aug. 15 from 4 to 7 p.m. There will also be an hour-long Songo River Queen cruise at 7 p.m.

MORO PLANTATION — Bruce Wayne Charles, 62, died on Friday, Aug. 9, 2013 at Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor. He was born Oct. 22, 1950 in Portland, the son of the late John A. Charles and Laura (Pennell) Thomas. He was proud of his Indian heritage and his service with the U.S. Army 101st Airborne in Vietnam. He retired from SD Warren Sappi in Westbrook. He was most happy when hunting, fishing or puttering in his workshop. He enjoyed hunting and fishing with Pop, Mable, friends and family in Chester, especially the New Year’s Day tradition on Little Sebago. He also spent great times with Bobby Ladd and many other family friends at camp in Thorndike, South Carthage or around his place in Moro Plantation. We won’t forget his famous chili and all the stories shared on poker nights. He was a member of the Westbrook Eagles, Westbrook American Legion Post 197 and VFW. Bruce is survived by a brother, Adrian (Skip) Allen of Chester; a sister, Terry Gagnon of Denmark; a son, Cameron Charles of South Portland; a daughter, Tammy Tickle of Virginia; a granddaughter; his wife, Linda Cunningham of Jefferson; a companion and dearest friend, Robin Chamberlain of Patten; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by his father and stepmother, John and Mable Charles; his mother and stepfather, Laura and Tom Thomas; his brothers, Curt and Steve Charles and Timmy Allen. A graveside military service will be held on Thursday, Aug. 15, 2013 at 2 p.m., at Hillside Cemetery, 173 Huston Road, Gorham, with a Celebration of Life to follow at the American Legion Post 197 at 3 p.m. For online condolences, please visit In lieu of flowers, you may send a donation to be used for the good of the veterans to: Post 197 American Legion, 300 Conant St., Westbrook, ME 04092.

PORTLAND — Mary A. (Gagnon) Webster, 89, a lifelong Portland resident, died on Friday, Aug. 2, 2013, at Mercy Hospital. She was the wife of the late Walter Webster. Mary was born in Portland on Oct. 1, 1923, the daughter of the late Arthur R. and Marion (Neddo) Gagnon. She was a cook by trade, spending most of that career cooking at 75 State Street in Portland. After retiring, she went back to work for UNUM. She is survived by her three grandchildren, including Christopher Webster of Naples; three great-grandchildren. She was also the mother of the late Antony F. Webster, who died on April 14, 2013. A graveside service was held on Monday, Aug. 12, 2013, at Brookalwn Memorial Park, 2002 Congress Street, Portland. Arrangements are under the direction of Advantage Funeral Services, 981 Forest Avenue, Portland. Please visit www. to sign Mary’s guestbook and to leave condolences for the family

Wendell G. Smith SOUTH PARIS — Wendell G. Smith, 83, of Norway, died Friday, Aug. 9, 2013 at the Maine Veterans’ Home in South Paris. He was born in Bridgton on Nov. 28, 1929, the son of George and Evelyn Gordon Smith. He graduated from Bridgton High School in 1948 and the Maine Vocational Technical Institute in June 1951. Wendell joined the U.S. Navy in 1951, achieving the rank of MR2, before being discharged in August 1955. He was in the Korean War and served on the USS Delta AR-9. Wendell spent a lot of time in Japan. He received the National Defense Service medal, United Nations Service medal, Korean Service medal (one star) and the Good Conduct medal. Wendell married June Sturtevant on July 28, 1957. He was a machinist for 39 years, working at Knowlton Machine Shop in Westbrook for nine years and Maine Machine Products in South Paris for 30 years. He always liked to be outdoors; he enjoyed gardening and chopping wood with his father-in-law on the farm. He was an avid reader, liked to putter and tinker, and enjoyed old-fashioned dances and family gatherings. He is survived by his wife, June; his children, Rebecca Barlow of South Paris, Wendy Lewis of Sheridan, Ill., Wanda Smith of Bowdoin, Davy Smith of Oxford, Heidi Roy of Bryant Pond and Holly Ellingwood of South Paris; 18 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; a brother, Gerald of Harrison; and a sister, Idyllene Warren of Harmony. Online condolences may be shared with his family at www. Funeral services will be held on Friday, Aug. 16 at 2 p.m. at Chandler Funeral Homes & Cremation Service, 45 Main Street, South Paris with interment with military honors to follow at Wayside Cemetery in West Paris. Family and friends may call at the funeral home on Thursday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Donations in his memory may be made to the Maine Veterans’ Home, Activity Fund, 477 High St., South Paris, ME 04281.

Rodney W. Allen Sr. BRIDGTON — Rodney Wilber Allen Sr., 90, of Bridgton passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2013 at Stephens Memorial Hospital in Norway. Rodney was born Feb. 13, 1923, the son of Edward and Elizabeth (Young) Allen. He was a lifelong resident of Bridgton. He married Harriett York in 1949. He worked for the town of Bridgton for many years and was also a mechanic and carpenter. He was a member of the Maine Harness Horsemen’s Association as an owner and trainer of many horses. He served in the United States Army and was a survivor of the Battle of the Bulge. He is predeceased by his wife, Harriett, who died in 2002; and a son, Paul, who died in 2005. He is survived by two sons, Rodney Jr. and Jeffery, both of Bridgton; four daughters, Fermina Rankins of Virginia, Elizabeth Macut of Norway, Bonnie Morton of Naples and Bonnita Doherty of Bridgton; 14 grandchildren and 17 greatgrandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. A private burial will be held at a later date. Family and friends are welcome to a gathering in his memory at the home of his son, Rodney, at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 17, in Sandy Creek.

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Leona M. Brown PORTLAND — Leona M. Brown, 89, of Portland died Saturday, Aug. 10, 2013 at the Barron Center. She was born in South Paris on July 22, 1924, the daughter of Roscoe and Lottie Butler. She graduated from Bridgton High School and had been a homemaker all of her life. She married Guy I. Brown Sr. She enjoyed reading, loved music, dancing and spending time with her family. She is survived by sons, Guy Brown Jr. and Dale Brown; daughters, Bonnie Murray, Susan Macisso, Carlene Brown, Cheryl Erickson and Cynthia Smith; 15 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband; and a son, James A. Brown. Online condolences may be shared with her family at www. Arrangements are under the care of Chandler Funeral Homes & Cremation Service, 8 Elm Street, Bridgton.

Barry D. Lombard RAYMOND — Barry D. Lombard, 59, of Raymond, died on Saturday, Aug. 10, 2013, at the Gosnell Memorial Hospice House in Scarborough, surrounded by his loving wife and brother and sister-in-law, Brad and Susan, following a short and courageous battle with Glioblastoma, brain cancer. He was born in Bridgton on Aug. 21, 1953, the son of the late Lawrence and Dorothy (Rand) Lombard. Barry was a graduate of Windham High School with the Class of 1971. Following his graduation, he enlisted into the U.S. Marines and completed his military career with 22 years of total service, retiring as a Chief Radioman, U.S. Navy in 1993. Barry held many jobs and loved them all, including being a real estate broker and most recently he was the department manager of the deli in the North Windham Walmart. He was the current American Legion Post Commander with Field Allen Post #148 of North Windham. He was also a member of the VFW Post #10643 of Windham. He was very active with his volunteerism, including the Memorial Day Parade, the Windham Food Drive and any American Legion or VFW functions. Barry enjoyed fishing, boating and relaxing at his camp in Porter. Barry was adored by his family and was known as “special Papa” to his grandchildren. He shared 15 years of marriage with Penny (Carlton) Lombard of Raymond. In addition to his wife, he is survived by his children, Barry D. Lombard Jr., Jennifer Dixon, Amanda Rodriguez, David Rhoades and Heather Murray; seven grandchildren; four brothers, Brad Lombard, his twin brother Gary Lombard, Larry Lombard and John Lombard; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. A military graveside service will be held on Friday, Aug. 16, at 11 a.m., at the Arlington Cemetery in North Windham, followed by a celebration of life at The Windham Veterans Center. For online condolences, please visit www.dolbyfuneralchapels. com In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to; The Windham American Legion Field Allen Post #148, P.O. Box 1776, Windham, ME 04062 or to the Card of Thanks Raymond Rescue, P.O. Box 1810, Raymond, ME 04071. Thank you for cards and kindnesses shown me when Harold passed away. A special thank you to Bridgton Health Care Center for good care given him. Thank you all so much. Arlene Fellman



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Wayne E. Sanborn SACO — Wayne E. Sanborn, 64, of Sunset Avenue, died Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2013, at a Biddeford hospital after a long illness. He was born in Portland, a son of Elwyn and Doris Burnell Sanborn of Sebago, and graduated from Potter Academy in 1967. After graduating high school, Mr. Sanborn worked briefly at I.T.T. in Kezar Falls before pursuing his passion as a law enforcement officer. He worked for the Saco Police Department for 28 years, retiring in 2003. He was an automotive enthusiast and enjoyed all types of motorsports. He participated in drag races, circle track events and attended various professional motorsports events across the country. In his later years he enjoyed keeping up on current events and discussing them with family and friends. Surviving are his daughter and son-in-law, Lisa and Scott Taylor of Porter; his son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Dana Sanborn of Plattsmouth, Nebraska; three grandchildren and a great-grandchild. It was Mr. Sanborn’s request that no services be held. His wish was to be cremated and laid to rest alongside his parents at Lakeside Cemetery in North Sebago. Arrangements are with Watson, Neal & York Funeral Home. The family would like to thank Jim Crawford, Olin Thomas, Linda Gadbois, and Harold Trask, along with their families for the wonderful support given during this difficult time. You all meant so much to him. 1T33X

Judith McGarvey CASCO — Judith McGarvey passed away peacefully at the Barron Center in Portland, Sunday, Aug. 11, 2013. She was born April 1, 1937, in Everett, Washington, a daughter of Edgar B. and Julia M. Moe Hevly. While at Everett High School Judy played in the high school orchestra. She specialized in the cello, bass drum and snare drums, receiving many honors from the University of Washington. During her senior year Judy transferred to St. Euphresia. Upon graduation she joined the Woman’s Army Corps and was stationed at Ft. McClellan in Alabama. Judy met her husband John McGarvey while in the service. They moved to Maine upon John’s discharge from the service. She loved walking in the Maine woods with her dogs. Judy loved to swim in her pool during the hot summer days and was able to teach her grandsons to swim. She enjoyed knitting, crocheting, reading and spending time with her dog Sammie. She was a founding member of the Casco Rescue and was also a member of the Naples Rescue, where she served two years as Training Officer. Judy was also a school bus driver for SAD #61. She was a member of the American Legion Post #155 and the Order of the Eastern Star, Pondicherry Chapter 129. Judy was predeceased by her parents; her beloved husband of 51 years and three sons. Surviving are: her daughter Elaine Rowe and her husband Dana; twin grandsons, Dana D. Rowe and Michael J. Rowe; and several nieces and nephews. Services will be private and donations may be made to: Harvest Hills Animal Shelter, 1389 Bridgton Rd., Fryeburg, ME 04037. Arrangements are by Hall Funeral Home, Casco.

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(Continued from Page D) Department official rather than entrust the work to the experienced diplomats on the spot. • Or, Washington will invite aggrieved parties to Washington for talks as in Israel-Palestine negotiations. • For visas and other services, local citizens can travel to an embassy in a more secure place, e.g. Athens or Rome, which could be staffed up for the extra work. Iranians have been obliged to do that for years. • Other contacts could be handled by visitors who fly in for the purpose — as they do now — but without embassy handholding. • Embassy officers who used to have tea and take the pulse of local opinion leaders can no longer do so without an armed security guard playing chaperone. • Spies and other intelligence gatherers could rely on press reporting (often more insightful) or quietly slip in to take the local temperature and then quickly and quietly depart. That won’t satisfy those traditionalists and formality fanatics who adhere to the nineteenth century model of diplomacy. But, it might save a few lives and many dollars. Alternatively, we could alter our policies so that they aren’t almost universally despised in the Middle East. But, that is a story for another Thursday. Henry Precht is a retired Foreign Service Officer.


FIRST TON IN THE BOOKS — The blueberry picking season at Crabtree’s Blueberries in Sebago is now in full swing, and on Saturday, Aug. 3, the total amount of berries picked so far reached one ton. The lucky picker who helped bring Crabtree’s to this level was Caroline Grimm, noted author from North Bridgton, shown here with official blueberry greeter dog, Colby. She received the berries she had picked for free, as well as a certificate and prizes from the blueberry stand. “We’re well on our way to the second ton — this is shaping up to be a wonderful season for blueberries, and we will be picking well into September or early October,” reported Allen Crabtree.


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. Youth/Teen Basketball Open Gym for G. 3-12, 3-5 p.m., Bridgton Town Hall. Adult Co-ed Softball, 68 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,

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Davis,So. Paris Congregational Church. FMI: 743-5770. Sat., Aug. 24 — Native American Summer Market & Demo w/Maine tribes, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Shaker Village, Rte. 26, New Gloucester. FMI: 9264597. Sat., Aug. 24 — Life of the Honeybee program at Maine Wildlife Park, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Rte. 26, Gray. Sat., Aug. 24 — Benefit Auction, “Trips & Treasures,” 6 p.m., McLaughlin Garden, 97 Main St., So. Paris. Online bidding at FMI: 743-8820.

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. 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. Free Estimates, Excellent References

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The railway is still operating Back in the Day by Janine Francisco Bridgton Historical Society Lakes. This town of 2,500 inhabitants was once a thriving, prosperous and successful business center, with the hum of looms in three woolen mills and the buzz of circular saws as they sang their way through many a log, but now this has changed to the whiz of the golf ball, the swish of the fisherman’s line, and the crunching of skis over thick powder on snow-capped hills, for Bridgton-On-The-Lakes is fast becoming a Mecca for winter sports and a year round recreational resort. News item excerpt: Apparently dissatisfied with the manner in which the business affairs of the town have been conducted in recent years and at the increase in the cost of the support of the poor, the voters of the Town of Bridgton, at its annual town meeting Monday of this week, discarded, temporarily at least, its ancient form of government which has prevailed ever since 1794, when the town was incorporated, and by a vote of 276 to 53 declared for the employment of a Town Manager, who will be in charge of the prudential affairs of the town, backed by a “board of directors” of seven members. In order to facilitate this change, the board of selectmen has been increased from three to seven members, who are to serve for the nominal compensation of one dollar a year. The


the problems we do. Then, we have a man with many OUI convictions. Why in the world did he have a (Continued from Page D) license to drive, when he ends blow up a newspaper build- up killing one person and ing. This man is running our injures others while allegedly state — no wonder we have driving drunk, again.

town manager is to assume the duties of tax collector, treasurer, collector of the automobile excise tax, road commissioner, overseer of the poor, and any other duties which may be wished upon him by newly elected board of selectmen. News item excerpt: Those who conceived the idea of the First Annual Bridgton-OnThe-Lakes Winter Carnival, which was held over the past weekend, March 1, 2 and 3, and pushed it through to such a successful finish performed almost a miracle when it is taken into consideration that show cost somewhere around a thousand dollars to put on and that the committee came through the ordeal with a comparatively small deficit. With the experience gained from the first carnival a similar event next year should be even more successful than the one held this winter. Perhaps, the feature of the carnival, which attracted the most local interest was that of the selection of “Miss Bridgton.” Every 10 cent cash transaction was good for one vote and if the number of votes cast was any criterion there must have been a good deal of money that changed hands during the contest. News item excerpt: A group of 50 guests at the Chute Homestead in Naples chartered the Bridgton Narrow Gauge Tuesday afterWe have a young man in Lewiston, who allegedly set a fire that left many people homeless. Thankfully, nobody was killed. It seems like this state needs a wake-up call. Start with a new governor, who is

noon and evening for a trip to the junction, with stops at Hancock Pond for a picnic and stops along the line to pick a few blueberries. The train consisted of engine, two passenger cars and the baggage car, which bore the placards. News item excerpt: Contrary to rumors at home and “abroad,” the Bridgton and Harrison Railway is still operating and right now is experiencing a busy period as the “Summer Camp Specials” are bringing in the “duffle” of many of the hundreds of campers who will soon be with us. Beside the many local citizens who are trying to save this unique and last-of-its-kind road, there is considerable outside interest. Various local parties are in constant touch with out-ofstate parties who are trying to help if they can and now word comes from the Maine Development Commission which would indicate that they are becoming interested in publicizing this road. Mark your calendars for two special events in August. The 3rd Annual Bluegrass Festival will be held on Aug. 3 at Narramissic in South Bridgton. Gates open for house tours and blacksmith demonstrations at 2 p.m. and the music starts at 4 p.m. The 2nd Annual Big Event, in conjunction with the Rufus Porter Museum, happens on Friday, Aug. 16 at Bridgton Academy. Join us at 5:30 p.m. for a lasagna dinner with music by the Skylark Jazz Ensemble and a live and silent auction that includes artwork and antiques and many other items and services. For more information call 647-3699. more interested in the state than having his face on TV or seeing what kind of response he can get with his next crazy comment or action. David Martin Bridgton

My Irish Up: Slang-uage usage

(Continued from Page D) rect grammar gaffe, could well have changed some of these acronyms around without advising me. I wouldn’t put it past the “old sports!” Making up for my “dearthness” of “subzero” on the acronym front, I must humbly note that I have been called (among other things) the world’s foremost expert in the esoteric field of slang verb tenses. It’s true! Here are some special usages of slang I’ll bet you never thought of before, and henceforth may never be able

to forget: 1. If the sentence, “Her arm is in a sling,” is correct, then, according to the methodology applied to the construction of irregular verbs, also correct could be… “Her arm was in a slang.” Hey, I don’t make these things up. 2. Correct: “His automobile must have been low-slung.” Correct grammatical response: “Yes, his ‘ride’ was ‘lowslang’.” 3. It is correct to say, “He slung the football.” That enables verb and direct object to agree in the following “less

formal” sentence: “He slang need a root beer! the pigskin.” He SLUNG the Remember when Mike FOOTBALL! He SLANG the made sense? No, not in 1992, PIGSKIN!!! Get it? wtf? (3) I that other time.

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(Continued from Page D) plans cover it (Plans C and F). When comparing plan premiums you should take this into consideration. It is equivalent to $12.25 per month. • Part B excess is the amount that you would have to pay for physician services when the doctor does not take assignment from Medicare. That means he/she is not a Medicare participating physician and is allowed to charge Medicare patients 15% more than the Medicare approved amount. If you have one of the two Medigap plans (F or G) that cover this “excess,” your Medigap will pay it. But with the exception of certain specialists, the vast majority of doctors “take assignment” and they accept the Medicare approved amount for their services. Which, in my opinion, makes this a borderline benefit . • Foreign travel emergency expense (which is covered by Plans C, D, F, G, M and N) is not much of a benefit for most beneficiaries. It has a $250 per year deductible, and covers at 80%. If you are thinking about changing your Medigap plan or are a new Medicare beneficiary, I encourage you to talk with a health insurance broker before you make a final decision. Stan Cohen, a Medicare Volunteer Counselor, is available for free, one-on-one consultations at Bridgton Hospital on Tuesdays from 8 to 11 a.m. No appointment is necessary. Alternatively, call the Southern Maine Agency on Aging (800427-7411) and ask for a Medicare advocate.

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News item excerpt: In an effort to create interest among the local people and also to give widespread publicity to Bridgton as a winter sports resort, regular 35mm motion pictures will be made here next Sunday. C.F. Millet, manager of the State Theater, initiated the project and the Pleasant Mountain Ski Club, the Lions Club, the Chamber of Commerce and Bridgton Academy are cooperating with him to make this picture a success. The townspeople are asked to “turn out” for the occasion and to take part in the sports events that have been planned. Following is the itinerary of the camera man, who will fly to Bridgton in a Portland Flying Service plane, and who will be assisted by Mr. Millet after his arrival here. At 10:30 a.m., pictures will be taken at the Lions Community Skating Rink, Post Office Square. Here it is hoped that a large group of the school children will be found enjoying (as they do so much) the use of this rink. The second feature will be at 11:30 a.m. when the cameraman will be on hand to meet the “Snow Train” of the Bridgton and Harrison Railway. Editorial: Many a town or hamlet in Maine would become as extinct as the proverbial snowball in July if it were not for “Vacation Land” with the many and diverse recreational sports at the disposal of all guests and tourists. Bridgton, nestling in the foothills of the world famous White Mountains in New Hampshire and towering over the “Switzerland of America” region, the Sebago-Long Lake Region, has recently become known as Bridgton-On-The-

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