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The Voice of Moosehead Lake and the North Woods

Vol. 34, Issue 32

Greenville, Maine

August 7, 2009

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Forest Heritage Days! August 7 & 8 Greenville, Maine Friday 8:30 am - 2 pm Bus Tour 2 - 5 pm Colby Woodsmen Exhibition (opposite Center for Moosehead History) 9 am - 4 pm Center for Moosehead History & the Lumberman’s Museum will be open for self-guided tours. Saturday - at Greenville School grounds 7 - 9 am Breakfast 9 am - 4 pm Crafts & Exhibits 10 am - 3:30 pm Game of Logging

Look for other events throughout the day!

*Forest Heritage Days is an annual community event brought to you by Plum Creek, MEMIC, the University of Maine, Maine Forest Service, Tel-Power, the Certified Logging Professionals & the Town of Greenville.

Greenville board accepts $253,000 grant GREENVILLE -- Board of Selectmen voted unanimously this week to accept a federal award of $253,000. The award was the largest granted in the state of Maine and is expected to be used over the next year for the construction of a new Natural Resource Education and Visitor Center. Details of the plan are to be worked out over the fall months between the Natural Resource Education Center, the Town of Greenville, and the Moosehead Lake Region Chamber of Commerce. The grant was applied for by Ken Woodbury, community development specialist for the Piscataquis County Economic Development Council. In recent years, Woodbury has successfully procured some $1.3 mil-

lion of a requested $2.5 million in grant funding county-wide. The latest quarter million dollars for a gateway orientation center to the Moosehead Lake Region ranked top in the state and was one of just 145 of the kind awarded in the U.S., according to town officials. The award came into this remote region through the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture’s Rural Business Enterprise Program, in what Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack called the current administration’s effort to “ensure strategic investment and increased economic opportunity in rural America.” A gateway center has been hailed by area economic planners as one of the most important tools for securing the future of the lakes region.

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PROJECT HEALING WATERS - Fly Fishing Inc. is a Washington D.C. based organization tht believes fly fishing is therapeutic. Local guide and business owner Danny Legere met National Director Ed Nicholson three years ago at a fly fishing show in D.C. In the summer of 2006 a continent of disabled veterans came from Walter Reed and Bethesda, Maryland hospitals to try their luck in Moosehead area waters. And so the relationship began. For more information and photographs from this year’s trip see our feature on page 6.

ATV traffic up for discussion Greenville selectmen nod to trail into village, seek public comment for Lily Bay Rd. connector

By Suzanne AuClair Finding safe and reasonable trails for all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), a controversial but cautiously budding new activity in this growing nature-based tourist destination, caught top discussion by the Greenville Board of Selectmen this week. Champions of a small but

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NREC HIKES BORESTONE - NREC Maine Woods Explorers hike Maine Audubon’s Borestone Mountain recently. The youth naturalists enjoyed the challenging terrain of stairs, tree roots and streams in the base trail and onward from the visitor center to the summit. The Maine Conservation Corps constructedthe 130 stone steps. Thanks and cheers to their work. The varied natural features included exposed mountain rocks, spectacular spreads of mosses, crystalline ponds, and old growth trees with magnificent roots complexes. Observations of animal life at their rest points included dragonflies, salamanders, frogs, slugs, common ravens, and a peregrine falcon. For more information on NREC activities, please visit or call 207-695-3705. NREC thanks all the individuals and community businesses who make this engaging outdoor education possible.

INSIDE THE MESSENGER LOCAL NEWS............ 2&3 REGIONAL NEWS........4 OPINION.......................5 HEALING WATERS......6 OUTOORS.....................7 NREC HIKE....................8 SHIRLEY 175 ................9 OBITUARIES...........10 CALENDAR..................11 CLASSIFIEDS.............12 BUSINESS...............13 REAL ESTATE.............14

July 4 moves GREENVILLE – Selectmen unanimously voted to move the Fourth of July celebration to the downtown village. The vote follows high accolades by local businesses and residents, and a positive airing at a public hearing considering the change held on Wednesday this week. The move from the Junction to the downtown clears the way for organizers to begin coordinating plans for next year’s festivities. Bob Hamer, executive director of the Moosehead Lake Region Chamber of Commerce and one of the organizers, said at the hearing that next year’s plans may include all-day bands, with a street dance following into the evening. For years the Fourth of July fair and fireworks had been held at the Junction Wharf. But this year it was changed to the downtown because of the reconstruction project underway of the old wharf landing. By all counts, the move worked out so well town officials decided to keep it.

vocal club of local ATV riders told the board at the Wednesday, Aug. 5, regular meeting that ideally it wants to see an ATV trail connection extend up the east side of town to secure a loop around the lake for fourwheelers as part of a multi-use motorized trail with the snowmobile club that could be used seasonally. Finding those trails has proved a complicated task, with most owners of private land quiet on the subject of allowing access and the two-lane main public roads in town busy with summer car, truck and pedestrian traffic. Earlier this year selectmen gave unanimous, conditional approval to allow ATVs to run along one paved avenue, on Pritham Ave., from Greenville Junction into the downtown village, until a permanent off-road connector trail can be worked out. ATV club members have been working diligently with Central Maine Power and state agencies to secure just such a trail that would run along private land owned by the company. Access is allowed from May through November. Most recently, ATV club representatives said a business located on the Lily Bay Rd. wants the connection extended to him but, so far, the only way to get there is up that road, one of the busiest streets in town. The proposal brought before the board this week would have riders cross the street from Porter’s Garage and from there drive up the Lily Bay Road past what is considered an already congested downtown intersection, a cause of concern by the board that prompted selectmen to seek local public input and ask the club about finding an alternative route, potentially on back side streets. In the past, local residents petitioned against allowing ATV traffic through neighborhoods. While the board agreed there would be no decisions made until townspeople had been sounded out, some ideas discussed included finding out what the impact to the downtown corner might be, using the Lily Bay Rd., which offers a wide shoulder lane, and finding a back route to link downtown to the Scammon Rd. snowmobile club. Safety appeared to be a key concern by the board. Greenville Town Manager John Simko explained that providing a designated trail is a process. The club must first apply to designate and have signed an official trail from the Dept. of

Conservation and gain permission from any landowners. In this case, like Pritham Ave., the landowner is the Maine Dept. of Transportation, which, in turn, has consulted with town officials on it, said Simko. For the Pritham Ave. access, Greenville held two public hearings on the matter. Because the use of ATVs is new to the area and ignites varying degrees of concern from the town, residents, and landowners, the board has directed town officials to create multiple avenues for the public to participate in local decision-making. It has directed town officials to create an electronic forum to email comment to them, to take a straw poll of voters, and to hold public hearings. “Once in a while – every two to three years or so – there are some things that come up and need to go out directly to the people,” noted board member Alan McBrierty. Simko agreed, “We want to make sure there is full opportunity for townspeople to be heard. I think we had a very good process last year and received quite a bit of input before any action was taken. Thus far, it appears we’ve had a lot of success on Pritham Ave. Police Chief Scott McMaster said it has been very manageable and riders are respectful, as a group.” Overall, the town manager noted that most people coming to ride are from away, so if they end up going where they aren’t supposed to be, the local club has taken immediate action, responding with better signs and calls out to members to keep riders responsible. While some riders have earned ATVs a bad reputation for speeding, destroying land, building mud holes, and creating a lot of noise and dust, Greenville Police Chief Scott McMaster has

reported that outside of asking a few riders to slow down, there have been few complaints along the interim Pritham Ave. trail, where signs link riders from Breton’s Store in the Junction to a terminus behind Jamieson’s Store downtown. According to record, along the public roadway opened in Greenville, riders are required to follow all vehicular traffic regulations, including a 25-mile-perhour speed limit. Pritham Ave. access is permitted between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 8:30 p.m. and the route must be properly signed. If signs are removed or too many problems arise, the board has the authority to shut it down. Like other towns in the state, one issue that has the Greenville board watchful is the matter of liability insurance. According to record, the town is protected and the state is protected under law, but unlike other types of vehicular ownership, the “offroad” riders are not required to carry liability insurance on their machines. Should an accident occur between a car and ATV along Pritham Ave., for example, the responsibility would fall on the shoulders of the driver who was at fault. If it was the fault of the ATV driver, then the driver of the car would have to sue the ATV rider for damages, Greenville Town Manager John Simko at an earlier meeting for allowing public road access. Officials contacted from other towns say they do not want the headaches associated with opening their roads to enforcement issues or individual liability in the case of accidents with off-road vehicles. Beaver Cove residents voted some years ago to officially not allow ATV or snowmobile passage on its public roads beyond Please see page 2 ATV

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FOREST HERITAGE DAYS- It’s that time of year again when the Moosehead Region celebrates the working forest. Be sure to catch the activities in the region this weekend.

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Local News Abbot Day a Big Success

This past week Moosehead Messenger sports writer and new GHS Alumni John Muzzy was chosen as a recipient for this year’s Maine Sports Legends scholarship. There were eight recipients total with half being girls and the other half being boys. For the scholarship the state is divided into four regions: North, Central, East, and South and Muzzy was the Central region recipient. The award was created to honor those students who showed not only athletic ability but also scholarship, leadership, character and community service. By winning the award Muzzy will receive a $500 scholarship and then a selection committee will choose one of the four boys and girls to each receive another $1000 scholarship. Muzzy has a history with sports at GHS as he was a member of the soccer, basketball, and baseball teams all four years of high school. He served as captain of the soccer and basketball teams his senior year and was one of the East/West scholar athletes this year.


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what state regulations allow. Recently, Shirley selectmen did open their roads to ATV traffic, prompting Hutch Gagne, a former board member to write a Letter to the Editor to the paper. Contacted this week, Gagne said he largely objected to opening what is essentially all of the town roads because they then must be posted as passable to all ATV traffic, not just permissible to select local riders, as may be the case on private property. Though it is not required by the

town, he also objected that a public hearing about it was not held by the board. As a result, this week, the matter was put on the Shirley agenda, but prompted little response. In a 2-1 vote this week, Shirley selectmen retained the opening of the main town roads to ATV passage. Gagne said that after living on a public road where sometimes a group of 30 riders came through at one time, he warned about what he called impending speeding, noise, and

BEST BIRTHDAY WISHES TO 175-YEAR-OLD SHIRLEY! 73 Main St. Dexter, ME 04930 924-5544

ABBOT - Even though Sunday, July 26, 2009, was very cloudy and at times a bit damp, many area folks and some from far away chose to spend the day in Abbot. They crowded around the 20 vendors who were set up in the yard of Harry’s Garage. That space was donated for our use for the day. About a dozen veterans gathered at the Honor Roll for the ceremonial dedication of the Veterans’ Memorial Benches, which was conducted by Selectwoman Jan Ronco and Selectman Cory Hill. Visitors to the Abbot Historical Society enjoyed paintings by Barbara Bennett Phillips, and Mary Lord Cummings, a model of the now extinct Monson Junction railroad yard created by Eddie Page, a collection of lovely cloth dolls handmade by Leta Titcomb, and a sculptured head of Barbara Piel done by Mrs. Piel. At the Town Hall site, there was a generously endowed Bake Sale put on by the Playground Committee at the playground. A rousing Horseshoe Tournament up in the back of the field lasted most of the day. Inside the Town Hall, we found a Quilt exhibit by Leslyn Herrick, Dot Littlefield signed and sold her brand new pie

cookbook, and Bill Amos ran a spirited membership drive for the Historical Society. When we could no longer stand the wonderful aromas drifting up from downstairs, we went down to check out the source. The baked beans, chop suey, coleslaw, and those marvelous homemade rolls were waiting for us. And we ate. The Big Pine Riders Snowmobile Club cooked that delicious meal and they sold out. They split their profits with the Playground Committee. The afternoon finished off with a wonderfully varied program of music in the church auditorium. The Monson General Store group, The Fishers of Men and David Mumford presented a most enjoyable finale for Abbot Day. There were many local business contributors, workers, and supporters who helped the committee put the day’s activities together and we are most grateful for all the generous hearts and hands. The adult gift basket, which contained products provided by the vendors and craftsmen was won by Lisa Baton. Samantha Goodwin, granddaughter of Bonnie and John Goggin won the children’s gift basket.

Antique, Collectible, Crafts and Flea Market at Abbot Town Hall The Abbot Historical Society will host the annual Antiques, Collectibles and Crafts Fair on Saturday, August 8th from 8am to 2pm at the Abbot Town Hall. Chris Clukey of White Barn Antiques will be doing antique appraisals from 10 to 2. Cost will be $5.00 for one item and 3 items for $10. Tables featuring antiques, jewelry, quilts and handmade textile items will be set up. There will be plants and flowers, rocking chairs, and homemade jams, jellies, pickles and fudge. Several tables will be offering books and other used items for sale. Melanie Bridge will be offering a wonderful breakfast and lunch at her Café downstairs. For more information, you may call 876-3041.

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Local News Federal stimulus rewards states that have charter schools By Suzanne AuClair

The State of Maine stands to gain a great deal more money for education from the federal stimulus package if it includes, rather than excludes, charter schools for school choice, putting pressure on Maine lawmakers to reconsider their stance against allowing it. According to Judith Jones, a leader in the charter school movement in Maine who was invited to speak in Greenville last week, in the eyes of the federal government, states that allow the possibility for charter schools move to the top of the funding list, in that they get first consideration for approval of any of this source of stimulus money. At this week’s selectmen’s meeting, Superintendent of Greenville schools Heather Perry told the board she favored allowing Maine the ability to create charter schools and encouraged local officials and residents to contact legislators urging them to support it. Perry said she believes some form of a charter school in Greenville would help the school attract students, create unique learning opportunities, and potentially bring in more jobs and revenues. A bill re-introducing enabling legislation is forthcoming, she said. “The first step is to get the enabling legislation passed,” said Perry. “I’m a big believer in choice.” A second step she said would be for local leaders to de-

fine a vision and mission for a charter school, which because of some discussion that has already taken place she thought would not take a great leap to formulate. The superintendent outlined a host of possibilities that included the traditional academic institution combined with some version of specialized training, such as a potential pilot or flight school or an outdoor leadership training program, potentially in the last years of secondary school. Since 98 percent of public education is already paid for through local taxpayers, creating what she called a more independent school would not be a far stretch from what already exists, she said. “We’re looking for more ways that might allow for more flexibility, revenue streams, and potential employment to the area,” she outlined to a listening board. Should Maine agree to allow for the formation of charter schools, another $150,000 in federal funding over three years would be available for the planning and start-up costs associated with creating a charter, she added. Perry noted that, to date, the Maine associations for superintendents, teachers, and principals have been against the idea, largely for fear of losing muchneeded funding sources, though she thought the tide might be turning on that.

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“Hi! I’m Jack, the French Bulldog. I live in Madison, Wisconsin with my Dad, Perry McCourtney. My grandparents, Jackie and Paul McCourtney live in Rockwood, Maine. My Dad owns a Frozen Custard business with his partner, Michael. It’s called Michael’s Frozen Custard, which is alot like ice cream, only better! They also just came out with the coooolest new treat...K-9 Custard, and guess who’s the official mascot...Me! I know, it’s a tough job but someone has to do it! K-9 Custard was developed under veterinarian supervision making it better for us 4 legged friends. It’s low carb, and no sugar, and easier to digest...I just know I love it, especially on hot summer days! After I eat it, I take a nap and dream about Moose River and My Kineo.....”

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Regional News Little Miracles Country School

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Little Miracles Country School enjoyed the addition of a music program in the 2008/2009 school year. Mrs. Yvonne Davis has been visiting Little Miracles weekly for some time sharing many wonderful books from the Guilford Memorial Library. This past school year, however; the library sponsored a music lesson that coincided with Mrs. Paula Bailey’s “get up and move” program. Mrs. Davis taught the children about vibration and different sounds that make up notes. The children also learned to use rhythm sticks that are pictured in this photo with the graduating class of 2009. The Guilford Memorial Library has already agreed to continue this enrichment program for 2009/2010. There are currently openings. If you are interested in sending your child, please contact Little Miracles Country School at 876-2562 for more information.

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From left to right: Nick Hutchins, Morgan Hutchins, Nate Huchins, Dana Lovell (Swoosh the Clown), Kaitlin Cookson, Sydney Hutchins, Brandon Cookson, and Sarah Cookson. The girl in front with the pig-tails is Samanatha Goodwin, granddaughter of Sheriff John Goggin.

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Air Force Airman Eirik R. Levesque graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force. He is the son of Lance Levesque of Chadwick St., Winslow, Maine, and Heather Whitten of Free St., Dexter, Maine. Levesque is a 2008 graduate of Dexter Regional High School. ***

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Front row left to right: Steve Vose, and Elizabeth Beane (head counselors and guides). Second row: Zachary Fortier, “Grammie” Linda Fortier, Kaytlyn Fortier, Desniege Fortier, and counselor Theanna Nelson. Third row: Justin Thompson, and “Grampie” Art Thompson, Matt Burton, and John Beane, another counselor. On Sunday July 19th, 2009 a group of campers from Camp Mechawana went to Holeb Pond in Dennistown, Maine to begin the bow trip or what some people call “going around the bow.”.The trip lasted 3 nights, and four days. There were eleven people involved in this trip, four chaperones and seven campers. On Monday morning they got up bright and early to begin paddling  from Holeb Pond to  Holeb Falls. When they arrived at Holeb Falls they did a quarter of a mile portage around Holeb Falls to their camp site, where they were visited by a raccoon who got into their food supply. The first night they set up camp, went swimming, and walked to Holeb Falls, which was a wonderful site to see. Tuesday morning they were awoken by Ranger Vose who was a chaperone. He went by in the morning and shook everyone’s wet tent. He would act like it was a bear making funny growling noises. They had pancakes and sausage for breakfast

Tuesday. They packed up camp and loaded the canoes to head to Attean Falls where they stayed the second night. On the way to Attean Falls they went through Spencer Rips, and Mosquito Rips, which was a great enjoyment. They all got a little wet, some of them on purpose. When they got to Attean Falls they camped right there so that they were right next to the falls. They unloaded their boats at the camp sites then shot through the falls. It wasn’t safe enough for inexperienced paddlers so only the chaperones were allowed to shoot them. On Wednesday, July 22nd they paddled to Attean Lake. It took them about two hours on dead water to get to the pick-up point between Attean Lake and Bigwood Pond. There they unloaded the canoes and packed the boat trailer and van. They had sandwiches and crackers for lunch then said their farewells. They were not happy that the trip had ended but all hope to see each other next year.

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Prictured from left to right: Raymonde “Babe” Nicols Edgar, William “Billy” Trahan, Wilfred Forgue, Jerry “Earlie” Rancourt, and Beatrice “DeeDee” Shea Lawyerson.

The Jackman Alumni Association hosted another gala event on August 1, 2009, at the American Legion in Jackman. Among the large crowd were five members of the graduating Class of 1959 celebrating their 50-year reunion. After their introductions and where they’ve been and what they’ve been doing was announced, they were given t-shirts as momentos of the day. The t-shirts were designed with the new JAA logo and had the individual’s name and graduation picture on the pocket. One classmate unable to attend was Elaine Chaission Wormsley. Deceased class members were: Shawn O’Brien and Judy King. Next year’s event will again be held the first Saturday in August.

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To the Editor: American Legion Auxiliary On July 24, a resolution wasChair introduced in the House of Representatives that honors The American Legion’s 90 years of service to America by recognizing September 16 as American Legion Day, a national day of observance of The American Legion’s goals and ideals in which the country may celebrate, with appropriate programs and activities, the long history of The American Legion and its steadfast and patriotic service to the community, state and nation. House Resolution (H. Res.) 679 was introduced by Congresswoman Debbie Halvorson and is currently co-sponsored by 20 members of congress. In a letter to her colleagues requesting co-sponsorship, Rep. Halvorson writes: Snce their Congressional charter on September 16, 1919, The American Legion has worked tirelessly to serve American veterans and communities across the nation. I ask you to honor The American Legion’s legacy by becoming an original cosponsor of a resolution to designate September 16th as “American Legion Day.” Every year members of The American Legion donate thousands of hours of community service in veterans’ medical facilities and homes to care for our nation’s heroes. They support active service members’ families, support struggling service families financially, and try to improve the overall quality of life to our nation’s service men and women. Additionally, they sponsor many youth organizations, donate millions of dollars in college scholarships, and provide a high level of service to our nation’s youth. “American Legion Day“ would help to recognize this extraordinary organization, whose members not only fought to protect our country, but continue to serve it long after their military service has ended. All members of The American Legion family are asked to contact their representative and ask them to become cosponsors of H. Res. 679; if they are already cosponsors, thank them for their support. With Congress out of Washington and in their congressional districts for the full month of August, it is a prime opportunity for you to make contact with your Member of Congress and urge passage of this resolution upon their return to Washington and before September 16. We thank the current sponsor and cosponsors as of 7/28/09: H. RES. 679 - introduced by Rep. Debbie Halvorson (IL): Rodney Alexander (LA-5), Jason Altmire (PA-4), Timothy H. Bishop (NY-1), Madeleine Z. Bordallo (GU), Michael C. Burgess (TX-26), Dan Burton (IN-5), Anh “Joseph” Cao (LA-2), Joe Courney (CT2), Jo Ann Emerson (MO-8), Alan Grayson (FL-8), Doug Lamborn (CO—5), Leonard Lance (NJ-7), Steven C. LaTourette (OH14), Caty McMorris Rodgers (WA-5), Tim Murphy (PA-18), Ed Perlmutter (CO-7), David G. Reichert (WA-8), Ciro D. Rodriguex (TX-23), Harry Teague (NH-2), and Lynn A. Westmoreland (GA-3). Sincerely, Georgine Butman

Shaw Library “Meet, Greet, and Eat” To the Editor and My Dear Friends, Please come join us at the Library on Friday, August 7th, beginning at 6:30 p.m. for our annual “meet, great and eat” get together. Just come and have a fun time socializing with one another, the Library Staff, and the Association’s Officers. No one is going to hit you up for any money (although donations would never be refused). There is no boring “business” to be conducted, so there is no excuse for you not to show up. You can even enjoy the music across the street at the gazebo that evening. The Association will provide drinks and you are invited to bring along a desert to be shared. The theme of this year’s meeting is: Chocolate IS truly one of the major food groups. I look forward to seeing as many of you there as possible. God Bless, Fr. Rob/Rev. Robert V. Reagan President Shaw Public Library Association.

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Tuesday, July 28 Operation Stone Garden (grant funded extra patrol), All other locations Day patrol, All other locations Attempted burglary at Harris Drug Store, Pritham Ave. Operation after suspension/welfare check, Moosehead Lake Rd. Suspicious activity/information collected and passed to Piscataquis Sheriff Office, Lily Bay Twp. Evening patrol, All other locations Suspicious vehicle, Scammon Rd. Lost motorist located and given directions back to town, Mountain View Trail Beaver Cove patrol, All other locations Traffic stop/speed/proof of insurance/failure to produce registration certificate, Lily Bay Rd. Traffic stop/excessive exhaust noise, Lily Bay Rd. Wednesday, July 29 Police information, Minden St. Operation Stone Garden (grant funded extra patrol), All other locations Unknown subject in tree line behind house, Washington St. Evening patrol, All other locations Haz Mat prints, Minden St. Beaver Cove patrol, All other locations Thursday, July 30 Request for a concealed weapons permit, Minden St. Fingerprints taken for out of state concealed weapons permit, Minden St. Operation Stone Garden (grant funded extra patrol), All other locations Beaver Cove patrol, All other locations Traffic stop/trailer inspection and no tail lights, Route 15 Red Cross Beach/possession of marijuana, Pritham Ave. Friday, July 31 Evening patrol, All other locations Found Pug dog, Sawyer Pond Rd. Speed enforcement detail, Greenville area Vehicle stop/verbal warning for speed, East Road Vehicle stop/written warning for speed, East Road Vehicle stop/written warning for speed, Lily Bay Rd. Vehicle stop/verbal warning for speed, Lily Bay Rd. Vehicle stop/written warning for speed and inspection, North Birch St.

Vehicle stop/verbal warning for speed, Route 15 Vehicle stop/summons issued for inspection/warning for speed, Route 15 Dogs roaming at large, Beech St. Saturday, August 1 Beaver Cove patrol, All other locations Vehicle stop/warning for speed, Route 15 Vehicle stop/warning for speed, Lily Bay Rd. Foot patrol downtown area, Pritham Ave. Assist public works, Dominion St. Assist C.A. Dean, Murray St. Two ATV riders issued warnings for operation on a public way and speed, North Birch St. Found dog near cottage resort/ owner located, Route 15 Reported dog locked in a vehicle, Indian Hill Trading Post Assist C.A. Dean/staged at IFW headquarters for incoming boat/ subject transported, Village St. Reported trespassing and breakin, Lewis Rd. Subject reported someone stole items out of boat, Indian Hill Trading Post Sunday, August 2 Patrol area, Greenville Jct. Wharf Foot beat, Pritham Ave. Patrol area, Greenville area Report dog at large/owners found later in the day, North Green St. Vehicle stop/warning for speed, East Rd. Vehicle stop/warning issued for speed, Pritham Ave. Assist motorist, Pritham Ave. Vehicle stop/warning for speed, Lily Bay Rd. Building check, Pritham Ave. Speed enforcement detail, Greenville area Monday, August 3 Alarm response, Moosehead Lake Rd. Complaints against officer, Minden St. Evening shift, All other locations Dog roaming at large, North Shore Rd. Crash in the Municipal Parking Lot, Pritham Ave. Alarm response, Wayne Ave. Report of missing Black Lab with red collar, Pleasant St. Vulgar language being used at Jct. Wharf, Rockwood Rd. Disturbance, Black Point Rd. Assist Piscataquis Sheriff Office, Harfords Point Beaver Cove patrol, All other locations

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Greenville American Legion Cecil R. Cole Post #94 Newsletter Serving Veterans and the Moosehead Community for 89 Years

by Russ Gagnon & Pete Johnson

Supporting Our Soldiers, Sailors, Marines and Air Force The thoughts and prayers of Post # 94 are with the men and women serving our nation in the active and reserve components of the Armed Forces. We appreciate your service and sacrifice on behalf of the American people. Chaplain’s Corner There is no “after” after death. Words like after and before belong to our mortal life, our life in time and space. Death frees us from the boundaries of chronology and brings us into God’s “time,” which is timeless. Speculations about the afterlife, therefore, are little more than just that: speculations. Beyond death there is no “first” and “later,” no “here” and “there,” no “past,” “present,” or “future.” God is all in all. Fr. Rob State and National News Sept. 16 could become American Legion Day Rep. Deborah Halvorson, D-Ill., has introduced a House resolution to recognize Sept. 16 as American Legion Day. Rep. Deborah L. Halvorson, D-Ill., introduced House Resolution 679 on July 24, calling on Americans to observe American Legion Day on Sept. 16. The resolution has been referred to the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. Halvorson said she came up with the idea for American Legion Day when she heard that the organization’s 91st anniversary was coming up. “I thought we should do something to recognize all of the work being done by the Legion for the community and for veterans,” she said. “The Legion has a very long and distinguished history of being at the forefront of veterans advocacy. I want to spread some awareness about that and recognize its importance.” In a July 28 letter to Halvorson, American Legion National Commander David K. Rehbein wrote, “On behalf of the 2.6 million members of The American Legion, I humbly thank you for introducing H. Res. 679, a resolution that recognizes Sept. 16 annually as The American Legion Day. “The American Legion Day would serve as a national day of observance of the goals and ideals of this federally chartered, wartime veterans service organization. Millions of people whose lives have been touched by The American Legion could celebrate with appropriate programs and activities to recognize the long history of steadfast and patriotic service to the community, state and nation. Veterans still serving America.” Halvorson said H. Res. 679 had 26 co-sponrors as of July 29 and encourages American Legion members to call their representatives and ask for their support on the measure. “At home, The American Legion is so active in making sure that the quality of care being offered to our veterans in both VA facilities and at state veterans homes is top-notch - that’s important work.” “I’m also so very impressed by all of the programs The American Legion participates in throughout the country, such as the Family Support Network, disaster assistance and promotion of American values,” Halvorson said. Local News Post Service Officer: Dick Ross is the Post # 94 Service Officer. If you have questions concerning Veterans Benefits or services available through Togus or the VA clinics please call Dick at 695-2868. Healing Waters: Post 94 was honored to host an evening meal for the 10 fishermen and sponsors of Project Healing Waters on the evening of July 31st at the beautiful Moose Tracks Cabins of Pat and Dave on Prong Pond. This is the 4th year in a row that Post 94 has been able to do this as part of a community effort to host this fly fishing outing by injured service men and women. The Chamber of Commerce, the Maine Guide Fly Shop, Moose Tracks Cabins and other organizations do a spectacular job at providing a memorable experience for those deserving men and women and we are proud to contribute. Legion Calendar August 8, 6:30 PM – Saturday Bingo August 12, 6:00 PM, Monthly Legion Meeting August 14, 6:30 PM – Friday Bingo August 21, 6:30 PM – Friday Bingo


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The Moosehead Lake Region once again hosted disabled military personnel by taking part in “Project Healing Waters” for the fourth year in a row. Local guide and business owner Dan Legere met National Director, Ed Nicholson three years ago at a fly-fishing show in Washington, D.C., where the relationship began. Project Healing Waters serves wounded, injured or disabled personnel to aid in their physical and emotional recovery by introducing the skills of fly-fishing. While most trips are conducted within a half-days travel from a hospital, the project actively seeks opportunities to offer outings at quality fishing sites across the country at no cost. Moosetracks Cottages, with their ADA compliant cottages and dock, provided housing for the veterans and local businesses chipped in to provide meals. This year there were eight anglers: Rocky Austin, Alan Johnston, Pete Sargent, Terry Perry, Mike Smith, Dave Murphy, Bob Lee, and Robert Cruz. Teri Olson was the Physical Therapist working with the group and Willie Grenier was on hand representing Trout Unlimited. There were five registered guides with their drift boats: Dan Legere, Mike Jones, Ian Cameron, Chad Cray, and Robert Duport. The Moosehead Messenger was very proud to be a part of this wonderful experience. A more detailed story on Project Healing Waters was featured in the July/August 2009 Edition of the Up North Magazine. For more information on the organization go to www.



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Outdoors A Forester’s Foibles Part I

The Downeast Alewives Dispute

Alewives are back in the news. The International Joint Commission (IJC), in conjunction with Maine’s Natural Resource Council (NRC) and a number of other environmental organizations, are agitating to open the entire St Croix River watershed to free, unmitigated alewife passage. This is, as Yogi Berra said, “ deja vu all over again.” Back in 2008, after much debate, the Maine Legislature struck a compromise. It allowed the fishway to be opened at Woodland Dam to allow some spawning-run passage of these anadromous fish in the St. Croix River. Alewife advocates were never happy with this. They have long argued for total restoration of fish migrations into the lakes and ponds that provide headwaters for the St. Croix River. During the 2008 debate, Washington County fishing guides, sporting camp operators, and many others with an economic stake in Washington County’s remarkable smallmouth bass recreational fishery, were at odds with the alewife advocates. The guides argued that the issue pivoted on a clearcut choice: alewives or bass, that you can’t have both. Their position was, in my opinion, supported by the fact that Spednik Lake’s spectacular bass fishery died not long after alewives began spawning there. Those who opposed the free migration of alewives in the St. Croix held an additional ace in the hole. They contended that there was no historical evidence that alewives were ever able to make their spawning runs above Grand Falls and into the lakes in the first place! This position was supported by the testimony from the area’s Passamaquoddy natives. So what is going on here? It’s a tired old Maine story, really. This alewives dispute is a microcosm of so many other battles in Maine that are rooted in money and power. What we have is well-meaning environmental organizations, with large bankrolls, pitting their world view against hardworking traditional Mainers trying to protect whatever rights they have left to earn a living. These organizations that seem to shrug off the interests of the working class Mainers in the name of “historic restoration” give a new meaning to the word audacity. No doubt they feel a self-satisfying sense of moral superiority in their unrelenting “struggle” to take man out of the equation and make everything as it once was. What if they are wrong? What if they get their way and free alewife passage does destroy this remarkable and lucrative smallmouth bass fishery putting so many Washington County guides and sporting camps out of business? Aren’t they stealing a man’s livelihood in the name of historic restoration? Isn’t this a form of looting dressed up to look like environmental altruism? What’s worse, these empowered environmentalists that want to save Maine from itself have no compunctions about using misrepresentations if it will further their cause. NRC spokesman Clinton Townsend, in a Bangor Daily News op-ed piece, asserted boldly that “alewives are not detrimental to bass.” He backs his statement by alluding to “peer-reviewed scientific documentation” published in 2007 by Maine Rivers. This is a popular mantra that sounds very authoritative, but it does not square with the indisputable facts. Alewives got into Spednik Lake and shortly thereafter

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a fabled smallmouth fishery disappeared. One and one equals two. A dozen peer reviews by Maine Rivers or any other organization will not change this. Especially galling about this newest round in the alewife saga, is that a federal government agency, IJC, is joining forces with these environmental groups in an attempt to overturn a decision that already had been resolved by our state legislature. As Downeast guide Dale Wheaton explained, “We have nothing against the alewife. We recognize that this anadromous little fish is God’s creature, too. But we can’t have both a great bass fishery and unlimited alewife runs up the St Croix River. This is our livelihood and a local economy we are talking about here.” Understandably, Wheaton and his fellow guides feel overpowered by big government and the monied environmental lobby. If I were them, I’d shop around for a good attorney. If they can find a one who loves to bass fish, all the better. The author is editor of the Northwoods Sporting Journal. He is also a Maine Guide, co-host of a weekly radio program “Maine Outdoors” heard Sundays at 7 p.m. on The Voice of Maine News-Talk Network (WVOM-FM 103.9, WQVM 101.3) and former information officer for the Maine Dept. of Fish and Wildlife. His e-mail address is paul@

My wife, Becky tells me that sometimes I get entirely too serious. I think it was that great philosopher George Carlin that once said “don’t take yourself too seriously – nobody else does!” And just when I get feeling pretty smart something or someone comes along to remind me. Like the time I was cutting my firewood on what is now called Little Moose Township. There I was, the hotshot state forester thinking I’m pretty clever, working up my own home heat on a Saturday and basically telling OPEC to take a hike when all of a sudden a tree that I was cutting sat back on my chain saw. When a tree sets back it means that the tree has started to fall in the opposite direction than you intended and has pinched the saw bar and chain in the cut. The good news was that my hinge held and the tree did not fall on anyone or anything – it just sat there. But no amount of pushing would send it the right way and time was running out. I had to be somewhere that night. So, I went home and left the saw in the tree. Later that evening we had an excellent meal at Wilbur and Millie Thomas’s camp at Beaver Cove. After visiting a while I announced that we had to head home. I had to get back into the woods early next morning to retrieve my chain saw that I had left stuck in a tree. Wilbur choked, coughed and almost laughed himself out of his chair at the though of “the great woodsman” getting his saw stuck and then leaving it out there all night. I allowed as how I didn’t think it was going anywhere and he laughed some

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more. I am always glad to be of service in brightening someone’s day even if it is at the expense of my own dignity. The next day I took the necessary items to the woods and got my saw back. Nicely imprinted in the wood was the outline of the bar and chain. The saw was fine and I continued the rest of the day without further mishap. There were a couple of mistakes that I made that lead to Wilbur almost falling out of his chair. One was that I had misjudged the lean of the tree when I started cutting it. I should have seen that it had what we call back lean and compensated by putting a wedge into the cut to hold the tree off my saw. (There is another way too but I only have so much space for this column – more on that later.) The other was not realizing that my friend actually thought that I knew what I was doing. Since then I have made it a point to learn more about cutting trees. If you would like to learn more and have fun too I invite you to join us for Forest Heritage Days August 7 & 8, 2009 in Greenville. Friday we will take a tour of forestry operations from 8:30 to 2:00PM and then be treated to an exhibition of old time woodsman’s skills by the Colby College Woodsmen’s Team. On Saturday breakfast will be available at the Greenville School grounds starting at 7:00AM. There will be exhibits of ideas and equipment applicable to the forest plus food and fun for the kids. You can learn and appreciate the skills necessary for the safe chainsaw harvest of timber when up to dozen professional loggers compete in the Game of Logging starting at 10:00AM. Game of Logging is a series of events that test the everyday skills professional loggers use to harvest timber and come home safe from work every night. In the process of watching these events you will learn that other trick I should have used in order not to leave my chain saw stuck in a tree in The Woods Around Us.

Practicing forestry in Maine since 1966, the author offers forestry consulting and management services through Moosehead Forestry Services, PO Box 715, Greenville, ME 04441. Questions, comments and topic suggestions can be sent to him via email at

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Encompassing more than 1,600 acres in western Maine, Borestone Mountain Audubon Sanctuary offers a spectacular array of natural features, including rare older forest, three crystalline ponds, exposed mountain rocks, and sweeping views. A seasonal trailside Visitor Center on the shore of Sunrise Pond includes interactive displays and information about the area’s natural and human history. Accessible only by boat or on foot, Borestone Sanctuary’s historic Adirondack-style lodges on Sunset Pond accommodate rentals for groups as well as public nature programs. Trails from the sanctuary entrance offer a popular, family-friendly hike to Borestone Mountain’s two highest peaks.

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Reflecting at the top of Borestone. A beautiful view and a great accomplishment.

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Beginning the decent of Borestone Mountain after a break at the top where thousands of blueberries were found.

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The 104-Year-Old Shirley Community Church Congratulates the Town of Shirley on its 175th Birthday! (Old Home Sunday Dinner @ 11:30 am at the Town Hall. Join Us!)

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A youngster peers out from the doorway of the Shirley General Store in the early years. The same store still serves as the local grocery stop and post office. Built as a log milling town, note the well clapboarded houses set along the hillside. The steeple of the United Methodist Church, today the Shirley Community Church, peeks out at the top of the hill.

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FIREWORKS! Shirley Community Church Old Home Sunday August 9, 2009 10AM Church Service • 11:30AM Dinner @ Town Hall

Shirley Community Church Hosts “Old Home Sunday” SHIRLEY - Every year, folks gather during August in Shirley for an event known as “Old Home Sunday,” and this year the event, sponsored by the Shirley Community Church, will coincide with the town’s 175th birthday celebration.   Old Home Sunday is an annual “homecoming” event which has been held for decades, starting with a special church service and continuing afterward with dinner at the town hall. This year, it will be held on August 9, a day after the town’s 175th birthday celebration on Saturday, August 8, and will provide a nice culmination for the busy weekend.   This year, the church service will begin at its usual time (10 a.m.), and everyone is encouraged to attend. The dinner will begin at 11:30 a.m. at the Shirley Town Hall and continue until everyone has been served. If you attend another church, or are coming from another town, you can still arrive for dinner at noon or after.   The dinner will feature home cooking by some of the Moosehead region’s finest cooks. The menu will include ham, potato salad, cole slaw, homemade baked beans (two kinds!), bread and beverage. Dessert will be something many people look forward to all year -- a wide variety and assortment of homemade pies!    Cost of the dinner remains at $7 for adults, $3 for children 5-12, and children under five will be admitted free of charge. Proceeds from this event will benefit the Shirley Community Church operating fund, and this is one of the major annual fundraisers for the church.   One of the projects the church is undertaking this year is renovations to the Fellowship Hall, including a new kitchen, and a handicapped-accessible bathroom connecting to a new septic system. Other work includes refinishing of the sanctuary floor and other repairs.   For information about Old Home Sunday, contact the pastor, Rev. Dr. Everett L. Parker at 695-3163 or by electronic mail at

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This circa 1800s view of Main Street in Shirley was taken from the top of the hill looking back into what is now the town center next to Shirley Pond. The school, out of view, is further up the hill, on the left.

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John Kerr, Sr., father of the proprietor of today’s General Store, minds the shop while his son runs an errand. He said a group usually gathers to get the latest news and a coffee first thing in the morning and maybe toward the end of the day.

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Nickolas Hanson 1939-2009

Herbert A. Henderson 1937-2009

GREENVILLE & BENNINGTON, VT – Nickolas Hanson, 69, died March 25, 2009, in Bennington, VT. He was born June 25, 1939, in Greenville, the son of Isaac G. and Emily (Mellish) Hanson McLean.   After graduating from Greenville High School, he attended H i g gins Classical Institute, and then received technical training on the military and in Connecticut.  He served with the U.S. Army in Panama from 19601963.   After serving his country, Nickolas relocated to Connecticut and worked for Pratt and Whitney Company and for Superior Electric.   He moved to Vermont twenty one years ago.   He was a member of American Legion Post No. 90 of Pownal, VT.   A school bus driver for Dufour Transportation, Inc., he was loved by the children on his bus route and highly regarded by his co-workers.  He was an avid reader and history buff.   The local library

always had a hard time keeping the latest biographies and history books available for him. He loved going to Rhode Island, Arizona and Myrtle Beach, fishing, hunting, camping and kayaking. He also enjoyed coming to Maine to his sister’s summer camp on Sebec Lake, and visiting with his son in Greenville.   He is survived by his life companion, Janice Pietraufesa of Pownal, VT and her extended family; a son, Todd Hanson of Greenville; a sister, Bonnie Lee Nelson of Cumberland Foreside; a nephew, Michael Bruni and wife Julie and their children, Antonio and Dominick of Limington; and a cousin, Celia Brault of Norway, ME. A memorial service will be conducted 11am Saturday, August 8, 2009, at the Lary Funeral Home, Dover-Foxcroft with Rev. Dr. Margaret Sheffield officiating.  Burial will be later in the family lot in Greenville Cemetery.   Messages of condolence and memories may be expressed at

DEXTER & CORINNA – John Alan Hartley, 47, died unexpectedly July 29, 2009 at a Bangor hospital after losing a brief battle with cancer. John has gone to be with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.   He was born September 28, 1961 in Caribou a son of John E. and Carol (Small) Hartley.  He completed his GED at Dexter Regional High School and received an Associate’s Degree in Computer Technology from Northern Maine Technical Center in Presque Isle.  He worked for General Electric Security in Pittsfield, and most recently in North Carolina where he was promoted to Technician II. In addition to his parents, he is survived by his step-mother, Lois Hartley of Dexter; his step-father Wayne King of Corinna; his loving sister Cindy Melendy of Dexter;   special nieces, Renee Young of

Corinna, and Miranda Wycoff and husband Guy of Missouri, special nephew Joey Young of Milford; a great nephew Gabe Wycoff of Missouri, and a very special friend Dorene Toana of Canaan. He is also survived by many step brothers, step sisters, aunts, uncles and cousins. Fond memories are held by his sister, nieces, and nephew of trips to Old Orchard Beach and Canoby Lake, NH in the summer. Friends called from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, August 2nd, at Crosby & Neal, 61 Main Street, Dexter. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Monday, August 3rd, at New Hope Baptist Church, Spring Street, Dexter, with Pastor Will Walters officiating. Burial will be at Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Dexter, following the funeral. Those who wish may leave written tributes at

CORINNA &  SACRAMENTO, CA  -  Herbert A. Henderson, 72, died July 28, 2009 at his residence.  He was born May 31, 1937 in Pembroke a son of Arthur and Ruth (Shain) Henderson. He served in the U. S. Air Force for 21 years, retiring as a Master Sergeant.   After retiring from the Air Force he worked for AeroJet Corporation, retiring in 1989. Herbert always looked forward to coming home to Maine in the fall to spend time with his extended family. He is survived by a daughter and her husband, Laurie and Donald Gauthier of Corpus Christi, Texas; 3 brothers, Edward and

Mary Henderson of Bangor, Phillip and Susan Henderson of Charleston, Darryl and Linda Henderson of Corinna;   2 grandsons, Michael Horne and Cory Tompkins.   He was predeceased by a brother David. Graveside committal services will be held at Corinna Village Cemetery,   at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are by Crosby & Neal Chapel, Corinna.    Memorial donations may be made in his memory to the National Kidney Foundation, 470 Forest Avenue, Suite 302, Portland, ME   04101. Those who wish may leave written tributes at our online register at www.CrosbyNeal. com.

Isabelle B. Hopkins 1914-2009

John A. Hartley 1961-2009

DEXTER- Isabelle B. Hopkins, 95, died August 5, 2009, at Mayo Regional Hospital in Dover-Foxcroft. She was born March 7, 1914, in Dexter, daughter of Albert and Erma (Flanders) Bentley. She graduated from N.H. Fay High school in Dexter. She worked at Ramsey & Gates and later at the Western Auto Store.   She was a member of the Rebecca’s and the Order of the Eastern Star in Dexter for many years and held all of the offices. She was active in the community, volunteered for Meals for ME, and helped many people with rides for grocer-

ies and doctor appointments. She was predeceased by her husband, Horace W. Hopkins in 1979; 8 sisters; a son-inlaw, Roy Dow, and a daughter-in-law, Elizabeth Hopkins. She is survived by a daughter, Dorothy Dow of Dexter; a son, Andrew B. Hopkins of E. Millinocket; grandchildren, Diane Santoro and her husband, Robert, Sandra Verba and her husband, Linas, Julie Hopkins, Sheri Hopkins, Scott Hopkins and his wife Karen, Wendy Babcock and her husband, Roger; great grandchildren, Andrew, Alyssa, Adrianna, and Garrett; several nieces and nephews; and many friends. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Friday, August 7, 2009 at Crosby & Neal, 61 Main Street in Dexter, with Pastor Lois Field officiating, and the members of the OES participating. Friends may call from 1 p.m. until the time of the service. Burial will be in the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Dexter. Those who wish may make donations to the Dexter Sunshine Club, c/o Nancy Baldwin, 59Acadia Street, Dexter, ME   04930. For an online guest register, go to

Celebration of Life Service For Marion Race 1914-2008

Saturday, August 8th at 2 p.m. Unitarian Universalist Church of Sangerville and Dover-Foxcroft Co-led by Minister Emeritus, the Reverand Alec Craig and Student Minister, Ms. Deborah Fletcher. Music by Linda Hall Reception to follow. The church is located on the corner of Route 23 and Church Street in Sangerville


Friendly, 14-yr-old male, Black & Brown Lives at 418 LILY BAY RD Moosehead Hills Cabins Last seen in BLAIR HILL AREA Saturday, July 25th Contact BILL FOLEY or SALLY JOHNSON @ 695-2514

GRAPEVINE OPEN RESULTS Squaw Mt. Village Golf Course August 1, 2009


1st Low Gross 2nd Low Gross 3rd Low Gross 1st Low Net 2nd Low Net 3rd Low Net

Tyler Muzzy 70-0-70 Jeff Stafford 79-0-79 Scott Richardson 79-0-79 Chuck Crossman 89-16-73 Ian Morrill 82-8-74 John Macklin 84-10-74


1st Low Gross 2nd Low Gross 3rd Low Gross 1st Low Net 2nd Low Net 3rd Low Net

Barbara Crossman 89-2-73 Jeannette Morrill 91-8-83 Colleen Huff 93-10-83 Brenda McIver 104-30-74 Melanie Morrell 118-42-76 Faye Booker 126-50-76


HAPPY 4TH BIRTHDAY, ELLA MOLAGHAN! From, Great Aunt Gayle Molaghan Guilmette (Ella’s Art Teacher for her first canvas painting) Ella’s painting was done looking out from the Gill House at the Birches in Rockwood on Thursday, July 30, 2009, where she was visited by Aunt Gayle & Uncle Dick while staying with her Grandparents, Gary & Cheryl Molaghan (of Mont Vernon, NH).


Men Kip Trembley Women Barbara Crossman


CLOSEST TO THE PIN Men Tyler Muzzy Women Linda Williams

David Shea, Richard Peat, Kay Macklin, Linda Williams, Tyler Muzzy

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The GHS French Club would like to thank everyone that made our bottle drive & Car wash fundraiser a great success. Special thanks to Rick & Barbara Lavigne, Matt Blockler & The Greenville Fire Department. Thank you all, again, for your generosity & continued support!


ADULT READING: Dust to Dust by Sherrilyn Kenyon Cry Mercy by Mariah Stewart Whispered Lies by Heather Graham The Convenient Groom by Denise Hunter Common Sense by Glen Beck Take Two (Above the Line Series) by Karen Kingsbury The Physick of Deliverance Dane by Katherine Howe Guardian Lies by Steve Martini The Neighbor by Lisa Gardner The Sign by Raymond Khoury The Apostle by Brad Thor LARGE PRINT: The Story Sisters by Alice Hoffman Crowning Glory by Rebecca Wells Roadside Crosses by Jeffery Deaver CHILDREN’S PROGRAM: Our “next to the last” Children’s Program will be held on August 7th from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Town Office building with lots of fun things to do. We hope to see you there. Also, our last program will be on August 14th at the same time and place. As always our last program is a “special” one with unique ideas and ways to have fun, fun, and more fun. A TOUCH OF TRIVIA If con is the opposit of pro, what is the opposite of progress?

Owen S. Leighton 1923-2009 NEWPORT—Owen S. Leighton, 85, died July 31, 2009 at a Pittsfield hospital. He was born August 3, 1923 in Bangor, a son of Gerald and Florence (Stymist) Leighton.   He attended Brewer High School.  He was a long time member of the Rising Virtue #10 AF&AM of Bangor and enjoyed the associations he made over the years through the craft.   Owen had been employed at Milliken and Thomaston for many years until the company moved to the Portland area.   He also had worked at C. H. Rice for a number of years.                                                                                                                             He is survived by his wife,

Donna of Newport; a son, Gerald and wife Norma Leighton of Stetson; a brother, Donald Leighton of Brewer; 2 grandchildren, Jennifer McNeal of CT and John Leighton of Albany, NY;   4 great grandchildren.   He was predeceased by his first wife of over 50 years, Madelyn (Stone) Leighton.    Cremation arrangements are by Crosby & Neal, Newport. Memorial donations may be made to the Newport Cultural Center, 23 Water Street, Newport, ME   04953.   Those who wish may leave written tributes at

TROY—Clive “Clover” R. McGowan, 78, died peacefully in his sleep August 1, 2009. He was born October 27, 1930 in Hartland, a son of Frank and Lala (McCormick) McGowen.   He is survived by a son, John and wife, Karen of Manchester, NH;  daughter, Deborra and husband Howard Salley of Pittsfield; son, David and wife Shelley of Sidney; and daughter, Rebecca and husband Gary Colson  of Troy; a sister, Joyce Wintle of Dexter; brother, Jim of

Pittsfield; 5 grandchildren; and 1 great grandchild. He was predeceased by his wife, Lorraine on February 7, 2009 and by a sister, Vivian Russell.    Graveside committal services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, August 8th,   at the Roger’s Cemetery, Troy.   In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to a charity of one’s choice.  Cremation arrangements are by Crosby & Neal, Newport. Those who wish may leave written tributes at

Clive R. McGowan 1930-2009

Thank You from the Grapevine Association

Providing Scholarships to GHS graduates since 1966

The Grapevine Association would like to thank the many people who were part of the 2009 Grapevine Golf Tournament. We wish to extend a special thank you to the owners and staff of Squaw Mt. Village Golf Course for the use of their course and clubhouse. We appreciate their generous and long-standing support in helping us raise money for scholarships for Greenville High School students. Thank you to the golfers who came out to play in this tournament, to those who sponsored holes, and to friends who sent in donations or stopped by with donations on the day of the tournament: GOLFERS included – Jeff Stafford, Dale Hanscom, Tim Gravelle, Mac Collins, Kip Trembley, Keith Davis, Tom Mason, Tyler Muzzy, Eric Douglass, Steve Douglass, Richard Peat, Kevin Stafford, George Billing, Dick Fisher, Rob Bartlett, Scott Richardson, Aaron Padgett, Tony DiAngelo, John Macklin, Perry McKusick, Chuck Crossman, John Crossman, Scott Ross, Ian Morrill, Jeff Ronnquist, David Shea, Jeannette Morrill, Faye Booker, Colleen Huff, Kay Macklin, Barbara Crossman, Kristin King, Linda Williams, Brenda McIver, Susan McEachern, Melanie Morrell, Sue Ronnquist; SPONSORS included – GHS Class of 1969 in memory of Terry Howard, Leanna Lugdon, Carroll Smith & John Ward; GHS Class of 1991 in memory of David Dube; Moosehead Messenger; Muriel McEachern Family in memory of Raymond McEachern; Hugh, Linda, Jen & Rance McEachern, in memory of Rance, Ruth, and Rance Jr.; Loren & Liz Ritchie, in memory of Wallace Ritchie; Marilyn Bryant, in memory of Larry Bryant; Glenis & David Fortin, in memory of Charlie & Annie Carter; Anonymous, in memory of parents; Bart Harvey & Family, in memory of Kitty Harvey; Jeff, Kathy & Kevin Stafford, in memory of Harold & Anna Stafford; Alice DeWyze, Kathy, Jeff & Kevin Stafford, in memory of Jim DeWyze; Kip & Bev Trembley in memory of Keith “Coun” Trembley, Kip & Bev Trembley in memory of Jackie

Trembley; Barbara & John Crossman in memory of Greg Aucoin, Barbara & John Crossman, in memory of Raymond Aucoin; Judy Enright, in memory of Clair Sanders; Telford Allen in memory of Pam Allen; Dale, Kit, Don Murray Family in memory of Eleanor & Irvin “String” Murray; Henry Gilbert Family in memory of Henry Gilbert, Sr.; Steve, Barbet, & Tom Mason in memory of Eleanor Ward; Karen & Richard Peat in Honor of McKenna Peat and the Class of 2010; Jason Canders in memory of ‘Nana Anna’; Kay & Ralph Johnson in Celebration of the birth of grandson Stanley Sumner Conrad; Betty Sawyer, Pam & Candy in memory of Henry & Ray Sawyer; John & Kay Macklin in memory of Erma & Ernie Harvey; Jackie & Mike Lizotte; Lea & Stuart Watt in memory of Howard Ryder; Tom & Roxanne Roberts in memory of Hilda Bartley Gauvin; Wayne Callahan & Family in memory of Brian Callahan; Brenda McIver; Chris & Linda Babbidge; Roxann Arey; Squaw Village Condo Assoc.; Keyth & Charles Carter; Tony Bartley & Family; Cheryl Ramsey; Clint & Claire Winne; Michael Thibeault, E. Dave Muzzy; Dick and Barbara Sevey; Woodie & Lisa Bartley; Jeannette Morrill; Dick Wheeldon; Steve & Elise Pound; Colleen Huff; John Morrell; Dick & Pat Fisher. Since 1966 the Grapevine Association has been awarding scholarships to students graduating from Greenville High School. $4000 in scholarships is awarded annually. We appreciate the support received each year from the many Friends of the Grapevine. Congratulations to the 2009 Grapevine Scholars – Emily Patrick, Jackson McLaughlin, Rebecca Chasse, & Kaitlin Harmon. The Grapevine Association is non-profit organization with tax-exempt status started by a group of GHS graduates with a commitment to scholarship and to helping students further their educations. (P.O. Box 1162, Greenville, Maine 04441; Charles Carter, president; Tony Bartley, treasurer; Hugh McEachern, John Crossman, Keyth Carter, tournament committee).


Tuesday, August 11 Turkey Loaf Mashed Potato, Gravy, Carrots, Cornbread, Peaches Thursday, August 13 Spinach Lasagna Green Salad, Garlic Bread, Fresh Fruit

DANCING FROM AROUND THE WORLD Do You Enjoy Dancing or Have You Ever Wanted To Learn? Don’t Miss The Opportunity!

Saturday, AUG 22nd 7-10:30 PM Center for Moosehead History 6 Lakeview Street

(formerly the Community House)

NO PARTNER NEEDED! Ages 12 & Up Welcome. ONLY $3 per person. Students $2 Call Mike & Rebekah FMI 695-2577

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Community Calendar GREENVILLE TOWN OFFICE HOURS Mon - Fri • 8 am - 4 pm 207-695-2421 LANDFILL & RECYCLING Mon, Thurs, & Sun • 8 am - 4 pm

Friday, August 7 Forest Heritage Days Bus Tour Colby Woodsmen Exhibition Lumberman’s Exhibit—Community House events. FMI 695-2421 Designed Living Open House with refreshments and door prizes. Nate Soper will be on hand with Soaps Ornamental Art Black iron railings & home décor. Located at 155 Greenville Road in Shirley. FMI call 207-695-4663 or go to “Make Your Own Ice Cream Sundae” event from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at The Club House, 1515 Elliottsille Rd., Elliotsville Twp. The proceedswill go to E-Ville Riders Snowmobile Club and Bodfish ATV Club for trail system improvement. FMI go to www.E-VilleMaine. com Saturday, August 8 Town of Shirley 175th Anniversary Party. Parade at 10 a.m., followed by food & music, with games for young and old alike! Photo show at school and church & much more! End the night with a dance at the Shirley Firestation and fireworks at 9 p.m. FMI call Kelly at 695-3864 Designed Living Open House with refreshments and door prizes. Special guest will be Award Winning Master Wood Turner Mike Kagan. Located at 155 Greenville Road in Shirley. FMI call 207-695-4663 or go to The Abbot Historical Society will host the annual Antiques, Collectibles and Crafts Fair

from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Abbot town Hall. Chris Clukey of White Barn Antiques will appraise antiques from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. FMI call 876-3041 Sunday, August 9 Shirley Community Church host their annual “Old Home Sunday.” The church service will begin at its usual time at 10 a.m. and the dinner will begin at 11:30 a.m. The dinner will feature home cooking by some of the Moosehead region’s finest cooks. The menu will include ham, potato salad, cole slaw, homemade baked beans, bread and beverages. Proceeds will benefit the Shirley Community Church operating fund “Make Your Own Ice Cream Sundae” event from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at The Club House, 1515 Elliottsille Rd., Elliotsville Twp. The proceedswill go to E-Ville Riders Snowmobile Club and Bodfish ATV Club for trail system improvement. FMI go to www.E-VilleMaine. com The Lakeshore House in Monson presents musical group “The Fuzz” with local guests from 2 p.m. - 5 p.m. Monday, August 10 Board of Supervisors of the Piscataquis County Soil and Water Conservation District meets at 7 p.m. in Dover. FMI call 564-2321, ext. 3 Tuesday, August 11 Sun Power: Photosynthesis and Cyanotypes with plants at NREC Wednesday, August 12 Family-youth hike: Moxie Falls. Leave NREC office at 9am. Adult admission $3, kids

Community Calendar Northwoods Healthcare Family Practice Physicians Serving Greenville, Guilford, and Monson Darin Peck, MD Gregg Christensen, PA-C Susan Fitz-William, FNP Kenneth Tolman, PA-C

Greenville 695-5220 Guilford 876-4811 Specialty Clinic Office Line 695-5205 Call our Prescription Refill Line at 695-5232 Visit our specialists during the following clinic hours: Cardiology Dentistry Orthopedics Podiatry General Surgery Gynecology

Dr. Matthew McKay Dr. Doug Huntley Dr. Richard Swett Dr. Warren MacDonald Dr. John Toothaker Dr. David Rideout Dr. Michael Drouin

free Greenville Recreation’s CoEd Basketball Clinic will be held today and tomorrow at the Pritham Gymnasium for Grades 5-12. Grades 5-8 start at 4:30 p.m. and 9-12 start at 6:30 p.m. There is a $10 program fee. FMI or to register, contact the Greenville Town office before August 11 A meeting of the Blanchard Preservation Society is scheduled at 6:30 p.m. at the meeting house. FMI call 997-3706 Thursday, August 13 IF&W Fishing from A to Z. Tim Obrey and Stephen See back stocked fishing at Pit Pond. NREC office at 9am Science and Astronomy, followed by The North Woods Sky at 7pm. FMI 564-2321 A veterans services officer from the Department of Defense and emergency management will be at the Penquis Cap building, 50 North St., Dover-Foxcroft from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, August 14 Jazz Concert Kick-off and fundraiser hosted by Beaver

Monthly Daily Thursdays twice per month Thursdays twice per month Weekly Daily Twice Monthly

Cove Marina. Time TBA. FMI call 783-7733 Overnight wilderness skills at West Branch Pond Camps. Sponsored by NREC. Stay in cabin or tent The Piscataquis County Republican Committee will meet at 7 p.m. in the Piscataquis Room at Mayo Hospital’s Resource Center (Dwelley Ave. entrance). Every Republican is encouraged to attend this meeting as upcoming events will be discussed Saturday, August 15 Introductory Invasive Plant Patrol Workshop at Beaver Cove Marina 9 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. All welcome. No charge. FMI call 783-7733 August 16 - 21 Moosehead Survey Week. FMI call 783-7733 Sunday, August 16 Author’s Tea 2pm - 4pm at the Center for Moosehead History The Lakeshore House in Monson presents musical group “Gary V” and friends from 2 p.m. - 5 p.m.

MOOSEHEAD KIWANIS AUCTION! SUNDAY, AUGUST 9TH 10 AM W.L. BARTLEY GARAGE GHS Key Club will be selling hotdogs, soda & goodies Proceeds help sponsor local programs: Christmas Wish Tree, Scholarships, Reading Programs

LOTS OF ITEMS: Furniture, Snowmobile Pull Sleds, Local Business Gift Certificates... Something for Everybody!

Gazebo Concert Series

July 3rd-July 31st Greenville Gazebo @ 7 PM

Thank you to all of our sponsors for making the 2009 Greenville Gazebo Concert Series possible! Sponsors: Bangor Savings Bank Camden National Bank C.A. Dean Mem. Hospital Center for Moosehead History Indian Hill Trading Post Jock More & Cathy Sweetzer Plum Creek We would also like to thank all the bands and individuals who participated in this year’s Gazebo Concert Series! We still have sweatshirts available at the Town Office to commemorate the event.

HOROSCOPES ARIES March 21 – April 19 Try not to get swept in the hype this week, Aries. Stick to what you know, and you will be rewarded. A major change at home puts everyone on cloud nine. TAURUS April 20 – May 20 Stop, Taurus. You’ve financed someone else’s dream for long enough. Cut your losses and get out. A new face provides a change of pace at work. GEMINI May 21 - June 21 Misery loves company, Gemini, but that doesn’t mean you have to take part. See the good in others and work hard to stay positive. Laughter is contagious. CANCER June 22 – July 22 Nothing in life is free, Cancer. Stop looking for the easy way out and start learning the value of hard work. A tryst at work gets the gossip mill brewing. LEO July 23 – August 22 Yikes, Leo. You depend on a family member one too many times, and they bail on you. Pick up the pieces, learn your lesson and move on. A memo puts on the pressure. VIRGO August 23 – September 22 Have faith in yourself, and there is nothing you cannot do, Virgo. Go for the brass ring, and it will be yours. A flippant attitude of a young friend is no reason to be disgruntled.

LIBRA September 23 – October 23 You know the odds are stacked against you, Libra, but you go forth with an idea anyway and win. Bravo! A money matter could use more research. SCORPIO October 24 – November 22 A family member tests your resolve. Don’t give in, Scorpio. You are better than that. A face-to-face confrontation goes much better than expected. SAGITTARIUS November 23 – December 21 This week is all about taking risks, Sagittarius. You cannot play it safe forever, or life will pass you by. A rumor begins circling. Take it with a grain of salt. CAPRICORN December 22 – January 20 This week all is about counting your blessings, Capricorn. You have so much to be thankful for. Romance turns a bit costly; scale back. That special person will not care. AQUARIUS January 21 – February 18 A friend is feeling blue and could use a pickme-up. Be there for them, Aquarius. Wanderlust stirs, and places afar begin to call. Call your travel agent and get busy packing. PISCES February 19 – March 20 You don’t like to lie, but you may have no choice, Pisces. The truth could crush a dear friend’s spirit. A trip down memory lane sparks an idea.

Moosehead Lake Chamber of Commerce 207-695-2702 Hours: Mon-Sat 10 am - 4 pm Tuesday, August 18 Hike Elephant MT. View Foresting Forest and B-52 site with NREC Wednesday, August 19 Family-youth hike: Katahdin Iron Works. Leave NREC office at 9 a.m. Adult admission $3, kids free Thursday August 20 Canoe & Kayak Skills Development. Leave or at NREC office at 9 a.m. Spectrum Generations will have a staff member available at the Moose River Valley Center from 9 a.m. – noon to assist with Maine Property Tax and Rent Refund applications. To schedule your appointment please call the Somerset Center in Skowhegan at 474-8552 Saturday, August 22 Dancing from around the world at the Greenville Community House (Moosehead Historical Society) at 6 Lakeview St. Ages 12 and up welcome. No partner needed. The cost is $3 per person (students $2). Call Mike or Rebekah if you have any questions at 6952577 Lasagna Benefit Dinner from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. for Dick & Lynn Couture at the Greenville American Legion Hall, Pritham Ave., Greenville. Take outs available. For further information call Helena at 695-2019 Tuesday, August 25 A veterans services officer from the Department of Defense and emergency management will be at the Penquis Cap building, 50 North St., Dover-

Foxcroft from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, September 5 Annual Quilt Show by Moosehead Quilters from 10-3 pm at DKB Catering on the corner of Pleasant St. and Shaw St. Theme is “Tracks in the Woods.” Lots of beautiful quilts on display, door prize, silent auction, quilt raffle. Lunch available from 11-2 pm. FMI contact Libby at 695-3858 September 10 - 13 Greenville’s 26th Annual International Seaplane Fly-In weekend. The weekend consists of Float Plane Competitions, educational exhibits, the Moosehead Lake Region’s largest craft fair, lots of food and much more. Land and float plane pilots from all over the country and world fly to our waters to enjoy this yearly tradition at Moosehead. FMI visit or call 1-207-534-8893 Sunday, September 13 Is there more to life than meets the eye? Explore the deeper longings of life meaning, intimacy, relationship with others pondering the same issues. The 10-week Alpha program is open to everyone seeking answers to life. The session begins at 6 p.m. and includes free dinner and desert. No registration fee. FMI call 207-695-3001

Across 1. Unsophisticated 5. Way, way off 9. Reduced instruction set computing 13. Avoiding waste 16. With nevertheless the final result 17. Characterized by repetition 18. ___ cheese 19. Invalidates 20. “Drat!” 22. Diamonds 23. British tax 25. Birthplace of Solidarity 27. Church part 30. “Concentration” pronoun 32. “Welcome” site 33. Escape, in a way 34. Turbulent water with swells of considerable size 35. Physical attraction 38. Common Market inits. 39. Top dog 41. “___ a chance” 42. Retreat 44. Earlier in time than 45. Sean Connery, for one 46. “___ any drop to drink”: Coleridge 47. Telekinesis, e.g. 48. Foreword, for short 49. Unlawfully delivered ball in cricket 51. Children’s ___ 53. Costa del ___ 54. Heavy, durable furniture wood 56. Stiff flour pudding containing currants, raisins and citron 59. Andy’s radio partner 61. Aggressive 64. Eastern music 65. Small container for holding salt at the dining†table 66. Romantic interlude 67. Network of intersecting blood vessels, nerves or lymph vessels 68. Exile isle Down 1. “___ Town Too” (1981 hit) 2. Frosts, as a cake 3. Egyptian Christian 4. Patella 5. Awry

6. Meeting adequate standards for a purpose 7. Battery contents 8. Sack 9. ___ v. Wade 10. Not clearly defined 11. Remiss 12. Cluster of flowers in which the central or terminal flower opens first 14. Aquatic mammal 15. Advance 21. Street urchin 24. Caught in the act 26. Apprehend 27. Fishing, perhaps 28. Bottom of the barrel 29. Practical application of science to industry 31. Something that remunerates 34. Actor Alastair 35. Deception 36. It may get into a jamb 37. “Beetle Bailey” dog 39. Unit of measurement for the proportion of gold in an alloy 40. First part 43. Burgle 45. Breathing heavily through a congested nose 47. Flat 48. Accustom 49. Bedouin 50. Island rings 52. Bring out 53. Hindu garment 55. MacLachlan of “Twin Peaks” 57. Genesis event, with “the” 58. Fink 60. “Do the Right Thing” pizzeria owner 62. His “4” was retired 63. Victorian, for one


A son, to Christine & Sean McMillen of Parkman on July 13, 2009. Wt. 7 lbs 12 oz

A daughter, to Lindsay Applebee & Clifford Davis III of Corinth on July 16, 2009. Wt. 8 lbs 12 oz

“CALLING ALL SHIRLEY SCHOOL ALUMNI” If you have ever attended Shirley School... Come be a part of our SHIRLEY SCHOOL FLOAT for SHIRLEY’s 175th BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION Meet AUG 8th @ 9 AM at the float line up.

Laughs...continued with Sue Giroux It’s summer and love is in the air. No, no, I’m sorry, that’s rain and fog. The birds are singing, and the flowers are blooming. No, sorry again, the ducks and waterfowl are having a great time with all this rain. The flowers and gardens are really overwatered. But, there is a point to all of this. Many weddings take place during the summer months, and this week’s jokes are dedicated to those brave married people everywhere! *** It has been proven that married life is healthy. Statistics show that single people die sooner than married folks. So, if you’re looking for a long life and a slow death, get married. *** Marriage counselor to wife: “Maybe your problem is that you’ve been waking up grumpy in the morning.” “No, I always let him sleep.” *** A married couple trying to live up to a snobbish lifestyle went to a party. The conversation turned to Mozart, “Absolutely brilliant…lovely…oh, a fine fellow….a genius, Mozart.” The woman, wanting to join in the general conversation, remarked casually, “Ah, Mozart. You’re so right. I love him. Only this morning I saw him getting on the No. 5 bus going to Coney Island.” There was a sudden hush and everyone looked at her. Her husband was shattered. He pulled her away. “We’re leaving right now. Get your coat

and come.” In the car as they drove home, he kept muttering to himself. Finally, his wife turned to him. “You are angry about something.” “Oh, really? You noticed it?” he sneered. “My goodness! I’ve never been so embarrassed in my life! You saw Mozart take the No. 5 bus to Coney Island? Don’t you know the No. 5 bus doesn’t go to Coney Island?” *** A Kansas cyclone hit a farmhouse just before dawn one morning. It lifted the roof off, picked up the beds on which the farmer and his wife slept, and set them down gently in the next county. The wife began to cry. “Don’t be scared, Mary,” her husband said. “We’re not hurt.” Mary continued to cry. “I’m not scared,” she responded between sobs. “I’m happy ‘cause this is the first time in 14 years we’ve been out together.” *** Some people ask the secret of a long marriage. We take time to go to the restaurant two times a week. A little candlelight, dinner, soft music, and a slow walk home. She goes Tuesdays; I go Fridays. *** And speaking about all the marriages of high-school kids, one elderly gent of 20 swore he attended one wedding ceremony where the groom wept for two hours. It seems the bride got a bigger piece of cake than he did.

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FOR SALE FRESH MAINE LOBSTERS -Caught by fishermen in the morning, delivered to Greenville area in the afternoon! Bi-weekly trips starting July 17. $5 each for 1-1.25 lbs / $6.50 each for 1.251.5 lbs. Special trips can be arranged. Call 546-7308. (8/14) MAKE OFFER - Six NEW Anderson windows, vinyl (green exterior/wood interior), one Atlantic Queen cast iron cooking stove, one 4-burner gas camp cookstove. Make offer/Pick-up. Available until 8/19. Call 202-251-2655 or 202-255-4535. (8/14) FURNACE - Empire Floor Furnace (propane) with floor grate and thermostat. You remove. $100 OBO. 695-3655. (8/7) AIR CONDITIONER - Frigidaire, portable air conditioner/ heater 9000 BTU’s w/timer, includes window vent. Brand new, excellent condition, used only 3 months in 2008. Listed new - $500, asking - $300. Call 207-751-7725 (00/00) FIREWOOD - Cut, split, & delivered anywhere in the Moosehead Lake Region. Call 277-3017. (7/2010AltE) FLOWERS, Perennials, daylilies, much more. Beautiful, large display garden. Open by chance or appointment. Snow Brook Gardens, Bridge Road, Parkman. FMI 876-3220. (8/7))

SERVICES CAMP & COTTAGE CLEANING - Professional, affordable, experienced. References available. Several openings available for this summer! Remote locations or close to town! FMI 207-6950360, lv msg. (00/00) LOCAL CARPENTER FOR HIRE - 18 years experience in all aspects of home building. No job too big or small. Will sub-contract. Interested in full-time or part-time. If interested call 695-3667 or 280-0719. NO WAITING LIST - Experienced Diver for moorings, docks, salvage, search and recovery. Hurry, get your docks in! Moosehead Lake Region. 207-997-0924 or 207-876-2914 (9/11)

BUYING WILL TRAVEL - Buying old keys, buttons, marbles, knives & camp contents. Will travel. Call 683-6031. (8/7)

WANTED TO RENT GREENVILLE - Looking for house, camp, or cabin to rent starting October 1st. Willing to do 12-month lease. Have two small dogs. Please call 603-303-0465. (8/14) MOTOR HOME - Wanting to rent a motor home for September 18-22 to attend NASCAR Race at Loudon. Responsible couple. Less than $500. Call 695-4310. (8/14)

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2 Mini-Excavators & Skid Steer with Attachment Operator Available! No Project Too Small! Trades Considered...Reasonable Rates! Call Dan Daigle @ 207-280-0055



SPECTACULAR VIEWS OF MOOSEHEAD LAKEAre waiting for you sitting on the deck of this 3 bedroom, fully furnished, very comfortable cottage. Great family vacation home. All amenities including cable etc. weekend, weekly, monthy rates. Call 939-2067, or 892-2122.

GREENVILLE - House for sale in Greenville Jct., Maine. Two lots, 132’ frontage on Moosehead Lake overlooking Squaw Mt. One mile from town. Call 207-695-4349.

MOOSEHEAD LAKE- Seasonal lakefront cabin. In-town. Well equipped except sheets & towels. Private dock, cable TV. $600/week or $90/night. No pets. Call 207-695-3604 after 4 p.m.

FLY-IN LODGING - Available September 10-13. Secluded setting overlooking Wilson Pond & Elephant Mountain. 3 doubles, 2 twins in main lodge; 1 double, 3 twins in adjoining cabins. Landbase airport nearby. Perfect for Fly-In! $1,000 for 4 nights. Contact 207-594-9159 or 207-215-0606. Email: cludwig@kennistonrealty. com (8/21) GREENVILLE JCT - Small 2 BR apartment with utilities included, $500/month. References required. Call George at 6953080, lv msg. (7/24)

THORELL’S RV PARK- Seasonal RV sites available. Water, sewer, cable TV and power included. Seasonal or monthly rates. Call 1-603-859-4011. (00/00) ROCKWOOD -Log Cabin Rental. Fully furnished, knotty pine interior new screened-in porch, river view and water access to Moosehead Lake. Heat, elec, cable and linens included. $96/day, $550/week. Small pets okay @ $10/day. Call 207-966-3686. (10/2) GREENVILLE JCT - Moosehead Lake-shore cottage, West Cove, 3 bedroom, fully furnished, porch, private deck, dock, gas grill, cable TV, canoe. $650/week. Call (207) 695-3508 / (207) 942-6467 (8/7)


GREENVILLE - 2 BR apartment, sunny, clean, quiet. Full basement w/WD hook-up. Available Oct. 1st. $550/month plus utilities. Call (603) 859-4011. (00/00) JACKMAN - 2-3 Bedroom house, oil heat, in-town, AVAILABLE NOW! $465 + utilities. Reference & deposit required. 474-6459 or 313-4620 (8/14)


MOOSEHEAD HILLS CABINS - Gorgeous sunsets; fantastic views of Moosehead Lake and Big Moose Mountain. New log cabins on Moosehead Lake and Wilson Pond. Each has 2 or 3 bedrooms, a fireplace, full kitchen & full bath or whirlpool tub. THE PERFECT GETAWAY! Call 1-207-695-2514. www.

FOUND! - Found Nintendo DS in Greenville. Is it yours? Call 695-2118 to identify it! (8/14)


Call 207-299-0538 (cell) or 207-695-3354 (9-5)

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT - Northwoods Outfitters is seeking a flexible, mature & outgoing candidate. Applicant should have experience in accounts payables & receivables, excellent phone/customer service skills & organizational skills. Data entry & addt’l support responsibilities as needed. Proficient in QuickBooks, Microsoft office a plus! 3-5 days a week. Call 207-695-3288. (8/14) SEEKING ENTREPRENEURS - Looking for leaders in Piscataquis & Penobscot Counties. Will Train. Call 888-236-0343.



SEWER PUMPS IN STOCK OR INSTALLED INSPECTIONS OF EXISTING SEPTIC SYSTEMS Don’t buy a home without inspecting the septic system! Septic tanks cleaned and serviced

Call 695-2500

695-2493 Greenville, Maine 04441


MARTIN QUALITY HOME BUILDERS, LLC Serving the Moosehead area 30+ years

We provide estimates, design consulting, green technology, and we’re fully insured.

M o o s e h e a d Water Wel ls Wells Your Local Well Drillers serving the Greater Moosehead Region

Rt. 7, 183 Spring Street, Dexter 924-3066 1221 Broadway St., Bangor 947-0178

The Greenest Business in Greenville

If integrity, honesty,and quality craftsmanship are important to you, then give us a call!

FOR RENT • DOWNTOWN GREENVILLE Flexible office/business space. Heat, lights, and DSL included.

• New Homes or cottages • Remodeling or Additions • Painting & Staining • Custom kitchens • Jacking and leveling • Docks

Furniture HOURS: V Send them off to school in style with new furniture.

ISIT OUR WEBSITE for internet specials. MON-FRI 9-5 • SAT 9-5 • SUN CLOSED

Monson, Me • (207) 280-0648 • (207) 997-7026 • Talk to Buddy!

Looking for Indoor Storage For Your Boat, Car, or Camper?

Reasonable Rates • Located in the Willimantic Industrial Park • Rt. 150

Packard Wood Products

Linda & Rick Packard 134 Sebec Lake Road (Rt. 150) Willimantic


Storage Rates for Boats & Campers @ $10/foot 18 foot boat = $180 for the year! Cars are $165/year

The Moosehead Messenger is your guide to find what you need!

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Who? Where? Find it Here! Call for Business & Service Rates!


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Moosehead Real Estate Indian Hill, Greenville, ME 04441 207-695-3731 ~ Toll Free: 1-888-221-6899 ~



Waterfront Cottage

TOMHEGAN: Well maintained waterfront cottage in move in condition. 16’x20’ garage. Dock. Nicely sited on a picturesque lot overlooking Tomhegan Cove and Farm Island on Moosehead Lake. Approx. 2.45 acres with 151± feet of water frontage.#1302 $239,000


UPPER ENCHANTED: Approx. 72 breathtaking acres high above Attean Pond. Private, secluded and some of the last large acre land for sale in the area. Panoramic views in all directions is what you’ll find atop your own “Northwood’s Paradise”. #1750 $115,000


Gorgeous New Log Home

GREENVILLE: Breathtaking views of Wilson Pond and 16 mountains. 3+BR home with a great family room, 2 fireplaces, hardwood floors, ceramic tile, 60’wrap around covered deck, hot tub and much, much more. Oversized 2-car garage w/workshop. #1170 $524,000

Hillside Log Home

GREENVILLE: Tucked high on a hillside, this log home offers one of the areas most picturesque views. 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, full walk out basement and large stone hearth are just a few of this homes fine features. Very successful rental history. #1163 $259,000

One Of A Kind

SANDBAR TRACT.: 4 BR home with 250± feet of protected Moosehead Lake Frontage. This home was built by a true craftsman and it shows. Enjoy privacy and beautiful lake & mtn, views from the deck of this home. Great dock for your boat or plane. #1117 $599,000

Mountaintop Retreat

MONSON: Private lodge on 55± acres w/sweeping view of Maine’s lakes and mountains. Total privacy is assured by a gated road. Perfect chance to live away from the rest of the world in comfort. Borders the Appalachian Trail. Commercial possibilities. #1269 $348,000




Beaver Cove Beauty

BEAVER COVE: Well kept 3 bedroom cape sited on 4.3± acres and boasting access to a great Moosehead Lake beach. Many recent updates. One car garage in basement. Large lot. Low taxes. Great recreational area. Perfect for year round or seasonal use. Good rental history. #1189 $159,000

Affordable Waterfront Retreat

ABBOT: Here is your chance to get on the water for a great price. Nice rustic camp with boat ramp on approx. 1.27 acres with 115± feet on Piper Pond. This property needs some work but at this price is well worth it. Plenty of room for expansion. Great recreational area. #1360 $109,000

Home + 2 Extra Lots

BEAVER COVE: This warm, inviting home has a large deck and screened porch that are the perfect places to be when the sun is going down over the mountains, flooding the lake with dancing colored rays. Open floor plan is great for entertaining. 2 fireplaces. Access to 2 nice beaches. #1109 $359,000

Summer Blow Out Sale! Special Pricing on KAYAKS! Selected Men’s & Ladies Clothing & Footwear

(207) 695-2104

Check out our Indoor Yard Sale!




• FAIRWAY KNOLLS - Dexter On Golf Course

• 1 bedroom $405 to $412 • 2 bedroom $445 to $452 Elderly applicants must be 62 years of age or older. Handicap/disabled applicants may be under 62


CALL TOLL FREE 1-888-244-7072 OR 534-7379 DIAL 711 TTD/TTY We are an Equal Opportunity Provider and Employer

Theriault Property Management P.O. Box 215, Rockwood, ME 04478

Moosehead Lake Cabins

Rockwood ~ Offered for sale:Two year round cabins located a stones throw from legendary Moosehead Lake. The cabins are 500 ft from the Kineo dock & ITS 86 snowmobile trails. Enjoy all four seasons in Maine & views of the lake from the property! $229,000.00 for both or $100,000.00 for the 2 bedroom camp.

Kim Corkran: Broker RE/MAX Advantage Realty Group 108 State St. Bangor, Me. 04401 Hm. Office 425 Peltoma Ave. Pittsfield, Me. 04967 207-341-0192 207-942-8100 Fax 207-942-8112

Find the Moosehead Messenger at these fine Maine locations! Abbot Abbot Village Bakery Brownville AE Robinson The General Store &More Brunswick Day’s News Corinna AE Robinson Dexter AE Robinson Bud’s Shop ‘n Save P&L Market Dover-Foxcroft AE Robinson Edward’s Shop ‘n Save Foxbrook Variety East Corinth AE Robinson Greenville/Greenville Jct Breton’s Store KJ’s Variety Indian Hill Trading Post Northwoods Outfitters Harris Drug Store Jamieson’s Market CN Brown Moosehead Messenger The Corner Shop Guilford Clark’s Family Restaurant Trafton’s Store Triangle Store Rite Aid Goulette’s IGA Market Jackman Bishop’s Store Mountain Country Market Trailside Convenience Rockwood Moose River Store Sangerville AE Robinson’s Trading Post Shirley Shirley General Store Skowhegan Mr. Paperback Milo Milo Farmer’s Union IGA Monson Monson General Store AE Robinson Newport Bear’s One Stop Shop ‘n Save

Store Hours: Mon-Thu & Sat 7 am - 8 pm Fri 7 am - 9 pm Sunday 8 am - 8 pm

Thinking of building in the Moosehead Lake Region, and are not sure where to start? Call today for your free site visit and we’ll provide you with numerous layout choices!

Our Services Include:

• Site Evaluation & Planning • Clearing of the land • Utility Hookups • Septic Systems • Wells • Foundations • Excavation

Gravel and Stone Products Available:

Your Complete Site Contractor 207-695-2946

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Join us Friday evening, August 14th, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. for live music by the “Space Heaters”, a fundraising event for the Maine Volunteer Lake Monitoring Program! Attend Maine Volunteer Lake Monitoring Program’s INVASION PLANT PATROL WORKSHOP, Saturday, August 15th, from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.! 16 Coveside Road (Off Lily Bay Road) • Beaver Cove, ME Fax: 207-695-2317 • E-mail:

• M.S. in Business - Non-Profit Management - Healthcare Management • M.S. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling (NEW) • M.S. in Criminal Justice Administration • M.S. in Human Relations (NEW) • M.S. in Pastoral Counseling (NEW) A coordinated effort with the Bangor Theological Seminary • M.S. in School Counseling Approved program for Maine Certification as a School Guidance Counselor • M.S. in Nursing - Family and Community Nurse Practitioner - Advanced Practice Psychiatric Nursing - Nursing Education (NEW)

• Convenient schedules • Affordable tuition • Faculty who are vested in your success For information Please call Jamie Ballinger, Coordinator of Academic and Administrative Services, (207) 992-4994 or email

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Moosehead Messenger Edition of August 9 in which I handled the entire layout and design.....

Moosehead messenger august 9 edition  

Moosehead Messenger Edition of August 9 in which I handled the entire layout and design.....