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Table of Contents Welcome Letter

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A Place to Live, Work and Play

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Calendar of Events

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Locally Grown, Locally Made

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Cultural Attractions

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Churches, Libraries, Schools

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Investing in Our Future

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Membership Directory

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Government Officials

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COVER: Railroad trestle over the Androscoggin River. Courtesy of Cory St. Denis



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A Place to Live, Work and Play A Place Rich with History and Opportunity JAY

Welcome to the Jay, Livermore, Livermore Falls Area! If you are reading this area guide, you’re probably wondering what this community has to offer. I think you will be pleasantly surprised. As a small business owner, 40 miles away, I decided to join the JLLF Chamber of Commerce to a get to know this community better. I began by networking our business to meet people through the many events the chamber hosts and sponsors. I’ve gotten to know the kind of people that live here through our families and the people I’ve had the pleasure of meeting in the last 3 years. They are friendly, caring and compassionate. That’s what gives these towns their distinctive trait. Take in rural Maine, and Maine-made goods. You can find anything from Maine maple syrup and apples to handmade crafts and woodwork. Look for fresh seasonal fruit and vegetable stands. There are a number of local restaurants to choose from. Our small towns together, have many recreational opportunities for all four seasons. Area trails to hike, bike, ride your ATV or snowmobile. Local skiing, X-country skiing, and snowshoeing. Enjoy boating, kayaking and fishing on the river, or one of our surrounding lakes. There’s nearby golfing and state fairs, festivals. Something for everyone! During those inclement weather days, whatever the season, you may want to enjoy browsing and supporting the local businesses many of which are in this guide along with a list of events taking place. Again, welcome and enjoy the experience. Hope to see you again in the future! Susan Donovan, Chairperson Jay ,Livermore, Livermore Falls Chamber of Commerce


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Executive Board Chairperson: Susan Donovan Donovan’s Auto Sales The Jay, Livermore, Livermore Falls Chamber of Commerce welcomes you to explore and enjoy the heart of the Androscoggin River Valley.

Vice Chairman: Bob Berry Main-Land Treasurer: Paul Soucie Androscoggin Savings Bank Secretary: Eileen Liddy The Wilton Group Administrative Assistant: Regina Cote Members At Large: Bruce Adams BMA Holdings/ Murray Oil Christine Fournier Crayon Country Developmental Preschool Donnie Foster Don’s Stove Shop Josh Michaud Expenet Technologies Kim Turner Otis Federal Credit Union Diane Jackson Franklin Savings Bank Contacting the Chamber: Jay, Livermore, Livermore Falls Chamber of Commerce PO Box 458 Livermore Falls, ME 04254 (207) 897-6755 info@jay-livermore-lf.org www.jay-livermore-lf.org



The JLLF area is located at the center point of four counties. Within 10 minutes in any direction, you can be in Androscoggin, Franklin, Kennebec or Oxford Counties. This means if your travels take you to many of the larger communities in our area, such as Augusta, Lewiston/Auburn and Farmington, you’re less than an hour away. We are also approximately an hour away from Maine’s magnificent coastline and the best skiing on the Eastern seaboard of the United States. Not to mention, we have many lakes, rivers, streams and many smaller mountains and nature trails right in our backyard. Jay, Livermore and Livermore Falls are nestled in the Androscoggin River Valley and are the gateway to the Western Lakes and Mountains region. Each town embodies the close-knit communities synonymous with the enduring qualities of many Maine towns. The people who call this place home treasure the good old fashioned values that are often lost in other areas of the globe. Their work ethic is second to none. Collectively, they are always willing to pull together to get the job done—helping a neighbor or a stranger off the street. We are the home of Maine’s finest paper mill and are surrounded by many smaller businesses where the owner is still in the shop.



The Town of Jay, incorporated on February 26, 1795, is in southern Franklin County, situated on the Androscoggin River. The area became a hotbed of industry during the Industrial Revolution, with the river providing power for a multitude of mills and factories. While industry and conservation remain a strong part of the Jay area, the town retains a rural feel, with a population of approximately 5,000 across 48 square miles. Jay is home to Verso Paper Corp.’s Androscoggin Mill, which is the second largest producer of coated paper in the country. Located at the gateway to major ski areas, Jay has access to abundant recreational activities. French Falls is a ball field in the summer. Jay is the home of Spruce Mountain (sprucemountain.org), a small ski area owned by the three towns. The slope has eleven trails maintained by volunteers and is reasonably priced for families. Jay offers public tennis courts, and a 14-mile Rail Trail from Jay to Farmington that supports snowmobiles, ATVs, horseback riding, biking, and hiking. The Androscoggin River provides opportunities for excellent fishing and wildlife viewing, and is a venue for many tournaments. Canoes and kayaks are now a common sight, as residents and visitors are using the river as never before.

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Today, there are approximately 3,500 people living in the 20 square miles that make up Livermore Falls.

ments, or participating in daily chores on the farm and in the mansion, and learning the ways of the one-room school house. The Museum is located at 290 Norlands Road. For more information, go to www.norlands.org or call (207) 897-4366.

North Jay is known historically for its white granite quarries that led to the development of one of the first industries in Jay. For decades, the North Jay White Granite Quarry provided the granite—highly prized for its fine grain, white color and strength—for numerous public buildings across the country, including Grant’s Tomb and City Hall in Portland. Today, you can visit North Jay’s White Granite Quarry Park and hike scenic trails meandering through one of our many area orchards to a now idle small quarry. For more information about the Town of Jay, visit www.jay-maine.org or call (207) 897-6785.

LIVERMORE The area was settled in the 1770s as Port Royal and was incorporated in 1795. It later derived its name from Deacon Elijah Livermore, one of its first settlers. Livermore was also home to the Washburns, one of the prominent families of the 19th century. This remarkable family produced senators, congressmen, governors, entrepreneurs and naval leaders. Now their ancestral home is the Washburn Norlands Living History Center, a national historic treasure. Visitors learn about the family through the mid-1800s, and experience life in rural Maine in the 1900s, through watching reenact-

Situated on one of the heaviest traveled secondary highways in the state, Livermore offers tremendous exposure for anyone looking to attract business from those traveling to tourist destinations, or commuting to and from work. The people living in Livermore are proud of its rich and diverse history of agriculture and forestry, and its small business enterprises. Small stores and a close community lend to the serenity of the rolling mountains surrounding it. The town has three boat launches that allow access to three different lakes and some of the best “hidden” fishing in Western Maine. There are more than 2,000 people residing in Livermore over approximately 40 square miles. For more information on the Town of Livermore, call (207) 897-3207.

LIVERMORE FALLS Originally, Livermore Falls was part of Port Royal, which was settled in the 1770s. It was incorporated as part of Livermore in 1795. At this time, Livermore had a county line running through the middle, divided by the Androscoggin River. West of the river was part of Oxford County and east of the river was part of Kennebec County. East Livermore, formed and incorporated in 1845, was set off from Kennebec County on March 31, 1854 to create Androscoggin County. East Livermore is now known as Livermore Falls Early in the 19th century, the area was still mostly farmland, with orchards and dairies supplying the markets of Portland and Boston. As the century progressed, logging and papermaking came to the forefront as the Industrial Revolution

For more area information on Livermore Falls, visit www.lfme.org or call the Livermore Falls Town Office at (207) 897-3321.

peaked. In the late 1800s, Livermore Falls was a bustle of various mills, large and small, and could be called the epicenter of the Industrial Revolution here in western Maine. Multiple mills were built in the latter part of the 19th century, taking advantage of the Androscoggin’s tremendous waterpower. Hugh Chisholm, lifelong friend and collaborator of Thomas Alva Edison, purchased his first paper mill in Livermore Falls, then built or purchased a number of other mills that eventually became the multi-national paper maker of today, International Paper Company. Most of the mills - from paper to grist - are gone from the area, but the population that was drawn here by the need for workers for the various mills and railroads has remained. Generations of these multiethnic families are still residents of the area and have a strong pride in their historic role developing industries at the heart of the Androscoggin River area. Maine’s Paper and Heritage Museum (www.papermuseumofmaine.org) is located at 32 Church Street in Livermore Falls and commemorates the history of Maine’s Paper Industry. The lore of railroads, logging, lumbering and papermaking can be researched at the Paper Museum. Livermore Falls is now a quiet village with an historic downtown. It has the convenience of in town living, while retaining the tranquility of past rural life.

A Place Rich with Natural Resources and Recreation Residents and visitors develop an appreciation for the area’s great natural beauty, with our allseason trails, scenic vistas and wide array of recreational activities. The Central Androscoggin River Valley offers ample hunting, fishing, boating, bicycling and snowmobiling opportunities. It’s a great area for skiing, snowshoeing and hiking, as well as fun seasonal activities like blueberry, strawberry, raspberry and apple picking. Our area is rich with the four seasons. We can boast some of the most beautiful summers with the warm weather often starting in April and going through October. Of course the snow could hit the ground any time from October-April, which makes our area ideal for winter enthusiasts as well. When the days become warm and sunny, but nights still hold the shards of winter, we have the short season of making maple syrup, made all the sweeter by the promise of spring. The crisp fall air brings the peak of fall foliage color, usually during the beginning of October and lasts about three weeks. Our valley is lined with quiet country roads, orchard-dotted hills, low, spruce-fir clad mountains, glacial ponds and countless cool brooks. Home to the Androscoggin River, we have an amazing resource right out our front doors.

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The swift flowing, large-volume river not only provides an excellent source of power, but also recreation. During the Industrial Revolution the area became a hotbed of industry, due in large part to this wonderful resource. Like many other communities in America, industry has waned, and though that has created stress to local economies, it has opened up many recreational possibilities. Once named one of the ten most polluted rivers in the country, the Androscoggin River has made an incredible comeback and is now so beautiful, clean and serene- you’d swear you were miles away from civilization when you are on it. Today, the river has countless boat put-ins along its entire length. Once on the endangered species list, bald eagles are now a very common sight in the area. A canoe or kayak ride on most any stretch of the river reveals a world of beauty and tranquility. You may see an eagle harassing an osprey for its catch, or a kingfisher, fishing for its brood, sitting on an exposed branch and later, skimming along the water in flight, firing off its “rat-tat-tat” call. You might see a green heron under an overhanging bank, crouched motionless on a branch, watching warily as you float by. On pond-like stretches, great blue herons sit statuestill, stalking fish fry in the shallows. But there is plenty of fish to go around! The Androscoggin boasts some of the best bass fishing in the northeast! For the fly fisherman who wants a real challenge, wily brown trout lurk in the riffles. You may see a group of children fishing with worms below Riley Dam, and on the other end of the spectrum you might see a fly-fishing class being conducted by LL Bean near Pine Island. Our Chamber of Commerce has partnered with the Androscoggin Land Trust and local businesses to develop maps of our region that highlight trails, open space, and access points to the Androscoggin River and our numerous ponds. See page 22 for some of the area’s recreation locations.

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For more information or to acquire a map on where to find recreation areas along the Androscoggin River, call the Androscoggin Land Trust at (207)782-2302 or visit www.androscogginlandtrust.org. The natural wonder that is the Androscoggin River is an untapped treasure waiting to be discovered.

A Place Rich with Agriculture and Artisans For generations, this valley was known as apple and dairy country and there is still ample evidence of the area’s agricultural roots. As you explore the valley, you will pass pastures with livestock, hay and corn fields, orchards, and farms specializing in crops such as potatoes, pumpkins, apples and strawberries. During the spring, you can see many maple trees tapped for the season, with buckets ready to capture the sweetness that becomes Maine maple syrup. Roadside stands offer fresh produce, eggs, dairy products, honey, maple syrup, flowers, herbs, craft items and much more. Check out the list of businesses that offer locally grown and pick-your-own berries, fruits and other Maine- made products on page 31. Check out our calendar of events on page 9 as well to see what specific opportunities may be available for you to experience with our locally grown and crafted goods. While we have all that we need right here in our communities, if you desire larger big box style stores or outlet malls, they are only a short drive away: Farmington to the north, Augusta to the east, and Lewiston-Auburn, Freeport and Portland to the south. Major cultural and sporting events are also within easy reach from our area.

JUNE June 6 21st Annual National Trails Day The public and trail enthusiasts locally can join others nationwide to discover, learn about and celebrate America’s trail system. FMI on the events and locations, check Androscoggin Land Trust at: www.androscogginlandtrust.org and chisholmtrailsmaine.org or call (207)782-2302

JUNE 13-14 5th Rally Civil War Reenactment


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membering life during the Civil War in the spring of 1865. Organized by the 3rd Maine Company A and the 14th Alabama Company G to benefit Norlands. FMI: www.norlands.org or (207) 897-4366

JUNE 20 8th Annual Scholarship Golf Tournament Maple Lane Golf Course, 295 Maple Lane, Livermore. The Jay-Livermore-Livermore Falls Chamber of Commerce hosts this 18 hole golf scramble to raise funds for scholarships to RSU 73 students who pursue a course of study in business or technical education at a university, technical school, or accredited trade school. FMI: www.jay-livermorelf.org or call (207) 897-6755

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JUNE 13 & 14, 2015 The Washburn-Norlands Living History Center Hosts its 5th RALLY for NORLANDS: CIVIL WAR REENACTMENT WEEKEND Don’t miss one of the largest Civil War Reenactments in Maine featuring a wide variety of living history demonstrations, exhibits, and engaging activities remembering the activities of the Civil War in the Spring of 1864. The event is organized by the 3rd Maine Company A and 15th Alabama Company G to benefit Maine’s oldest living history farm and museum. The 445 acres of rolling hills surrounding the historic Washburn mansion, meeting house, cape house, and one-room schoolhouse make Norlands an ideal place to experience the battles once fought in similar communities to the south and the impact of war on the families who remained on the rural home front. Union and Confederate military and civilian reenactors from across New England will be camped on the grounds. The event features • A full-scale battle scenario • Blacksmiths • 19th-century fashion show • Battle field surgeon • Farm-life programs • Ladies’ Victorian tea • Musket firing and drills • Storytelling • One-room schoolhouse • Tours of the Washburn family mansion • Sanitary Commission: history exhibits and traditional crafts • Programs about the Washburns and Livermore’s • Civil War soldiers


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• Horse-drawn wagon rides • Saturday night supper and Contra Dance with The Racket Factory • President Abraham Lincoln makes a special appearance on Saturday Plenty of hands-on history activities planned for all ages during these two days of living history and fun at the Norlands! Gates open at 9:00 a.m. daily. Daily rate: $10 adult; $6 for children under age 12. Weekend pass: $16 adult; $10 for children under age 12. Free for ages 5 and under. For details and a schedule of activities, visit the Norlands’ website: www.NORLANDS.org. For the safety and comfort of all animals and visitors, there are no dogs or other pets allowed on the property during the Rally. Service dogs are the exception. The event is sponsored in part by Franklin Savings Bank, Protean Graphics, the Wilson Lake Inn, Axis Natural Foods, Greenwood Orchards, Hillside Sports Club, ReEnergy Livermore Falls LLC, Sunshine Pools, and Tremont Nail Company.

June 20, 2015 8th Annual Scholarship Fund Golf Tournament Maple Lane Golf Course, 295 Maple Lane, Livermore The Jay-Livermore-Livermore Falls Chamber of Commerce hosts this 18 hole golf scramble tournament to raise funds for scholarships awarded to RSU 73 students who pursue a course of study in business or technical education, at a university, community college or an accredited trade school. FMI: www.jay-livermore-lf.org (207) 897-6755

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paddling (French for after paddling) at Mill Street Café. Enjoy a beverage on the deck or at the bar. Hosted by Chisholm Trails in Jay, this volunteerled evening is a great way to meet people and enjoy the millscape views from the river. Heron and Bald Eagle sightings are common. FMI: androscogginlandtrust.org

AUGUST AUGUST 2 Jay Historical Society Annual Open House

JULY SUMMER LIVING HISTORY TOURS Washburn-Norlands Living History Center. 290 Norlands Rd., Livermore Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays in July and August 11 a.m. till 4 p.m. Drop in and tour the historic buildings, and meet people from the 1870 Livermore area in the 1867 mansion, the one-room school house and farmer’s cottage. Gift shop will be open. FMI: (207) 897-4366 or www. norlands.org

JULY 3 Tri-Town Independence Day Fireworks The Chamber of commerce coordinates the annual Independence Day fireworks display for the three towns it serves. The fireworks are set up at the Spruce Mountain Ski Slope in Jay and are shot over the Androscoggin River. They can be heard and seen from one of several viewing areas around the region. FMI: www.jay-livermore-lf.org or call (207) 897-6755

JULY 10 Source to Sea Trek A different leg of the Trek begins every day at a different inlet along the Androscoggin River. Jon the Androscoggin Land Trust and the Androscoggin River Watershed Council and paddle through the communities of Jay, Livermore, and Livermore Falls. FMI: www.androscogginlandtrust.org

JULY 30 Paddle After Hours Otis Fall Mill, 1 Mill Street, Jay. 5-7 p.m. Bring a boat or rent one for twilight paddling on a lovely summer evening with peers, family and friends. Apres


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Route 4 (top of Jay Hill), Jay 9 a.m. till 2 p.m. Tour this Federal Style home built in the 1820’s and view displays of old tools, granite related items, a country store, and furnishings from Jay’s beginnings. FMI: (207) 897-4876

AUGUST 7-8 33rd Annual Wilton Blueberry Festival With close to ten thousand people attending each year, the Wilton Blueberry Festival includes crafters, music, food, entertainment and much more. Vendors of Maine-made blueberry products will have their products for sale. Don’t miss the open blacksmith forge, children’s games, fire truck rides, bingo and lots of blueberries!! Up-todate information on wiltonbbf.com or call Shannon Smith at (207) 778-4726.

AUGUST 8 Wilton Fish and Game Open House Several Events offered: Safety and Techniques offered by Certified Instructor. Ages 6 and up. From 9 a.m. till 1 p.m. Trap Shooting with Charlie. Gatling gun and trap shooting will be offered from 9 a.m. till 4 p.m. Lunch provided for a minimal fee by the youth league. FMI: Call Phil (207) 897-4305.

AUGUST 15-16 Artist Retreat at Norlands Color Exploration an Feldenkrais Movement Awareness, taught by Gretchen Langner. Spend a long weekend immersing yourself in Norlands’ beautiful setting and the joy of experiencing color in your art. Fee includes instruction, meals, lodging at Norlands, tours of the mansion and its artwork, historic programming and ample free time. Reservations are required. Call (207)8974366 or www.norlands.org



AUGUST 20-22 12th Annual Frantasia Festival of Out Music and Arts The festival showcases innovative, experimental and improvisational performers. Over 40 artists meet to be inspired and share their heart and talent with the public. It’s the largest out music festival in the State of Maine. Some of the performers are: Chris Chathode, Flandrew Fleisenberg and Loren Groenendaal, Gregory Hall, Stanley Shumacher, Matt Weston, id m theft able and many others!! Hours are 7 p.m. till midnight at Fitness Stylz, 17 Depot Street, Livermore Falls. Donations: $7. FMI: Call Fran at (207) 212-6288 or on Facebook by searching for Frantasia Festival of Out Music & Arts.

AUGUST 29-30 Bowman Field Fly-In Come join us for a weekend of family fun! You will find a variety of aircraft, antique engines and cars, a flea market, free camping and lots of airport camaraderie. There will be airplane and helicopter ride. Plenty of fun for the kids as well. A candy drop both afternoons where candy literally falls from the sky! There is a hangar full of games where everyone is a winner. You will also find a bounce house and ice cream. There will be a full service food shack that serves breakfast, lunch, and a spaghetti/ bean supper Saturday night. The Fly-In is a family friendly event that offers an up close and personal airplane experience. Admission is FREE, but donations are welcomed! The public is invited to participate in the fly-in and the variety of activities. FMI: email@bowmanfieldflyingclub.com

AUGUST 29 1st Annual Paper Makers & Wood Products Celebration Join us for special events for all ages to celebrate the paper industry. Listen to a local radio station, pick up a local newspaper or brochure for more information.

SEPTEMBER SEPTEMBER 12 Wilton Fish and Game Field Day 9 a.m. till 4 p.m. Trap, 3 gun challenge and shooting gallery available for sportsmen and women to sharpen their shooting skills. Please remember to bring eye and ear protection, both are required. Lunch available as a fund raiser by the youth shooting league. FMI: (207) 645-4867.



SEPTEMBER 13 Maine Apple Sunday Visit local apple orchards. Pick your own fruit, sample cider, experience demonstrations, hay rides, corn mazes and more. Activities vary by location. FMI: www.maineapples.org

SEPTEMBER 26 Maine Open Winery Day Join many of the Maine Winery Guild members as they welcome visitors for a behind-the-scenes look at how wine, mead and other fermented beverages are made. Local business Boothby’s Farm Orchard Winery will be open to offer tastings and wine for sale along with other farm products. FMI: www.mainehoneycrisp.com or call (207) 754-3500.

SEPTEMBER 26 Apple Pumpkin Festival Recreation Field, Livermore Falls. 10 a.m. till 3 p.m. See previous page for more information..

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OCTOBER OCTOBER 2 13th Annual Franklin County Chamber of Commerce and Seth Wescott Golf Classic Sugarloaf Golf Course Carrabassett Valley. Event begins at 9 a.m. Proceeds benefit the Franklin County Chamber of Commerce Scholarship Program and CVA Seth Wescott Scholarship Program. FMI: info@franklincountymaine.org.

OCTOBER 16-17 12th Annual Maurer’s Meals LaFleur’s Restaurant, Main St., Jay. An alternative special menu (prices vary) of locally-grown foods are offered with part of the proceeds donated to the Justin A. Maurer Memorial Scholarship at the University of Maine at Farmington. This event and scholarship are aimed at raising awareness of activities necessary to improve local community health, nutritionally, economically, environmentally and spiritually. The scholarship is awarded to a junior or senior majoring in the Community Health Program. FMI: www.maurersmeals.org or (207) 524-2060.

NOVEMBER NOVEMBER 7 Veteran’s Day Dinner and Remembrance Day

September 26 Apple Pumpkin Festival Recreation Fields, Livermore Falls 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.


Washburn-Norlands Living History Center, 290 Norlands Rd., Livermore. A special Civil War Veterans Day Remembrance program and music in the Ladies’ Parlor of the Washburn mansion. dinner in historic farmer’s cottage. Seating is limited. Reservations are required. FMI: www.norlands.org or (207) 897-4366.


Celebrate Fall in the Central Androscoggin River Valley. A variety of vendors and craft artisans, agricultural products, historical and educational displays, demonstrations, exhibits, contests, music, seasonal decorations, antique tractors, raffles and plenty of food all day long! There’s something for the whole family. FMI: www.jay-livermore-lf.org/apfest.html (207) 897-6755.

DECEMBER 5 Spirit of the Season Parade

Other activities include: • Book Giveaway at Treat Memorial Library - 56 Main Street, Livermore Falls 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. FMI: www.treat.lib.me.us (207) 897-3631 • Maine’s Paper and Heritage Museum Tours - 22 Church Street, Livermore Falls Follow the papermaking industry through two centuries. FMI: www.papermuseumofmaine.org Sherry (207) 592-1807

DECEMBER TBA Spruce Mountain Ski Slope Opening Day

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Jay and Livermore Falls. Parade line up at 5 p.m. at Memco parking lot in Jay. FMI: (207) 897-6755.

Livermore. FMI: www.sprucemountain.org or call (207) 897-4090.



DECEMBER 12 Christmas at Norlands Open house, crafts, music, hay rides living history and much more!! FMI: www.norlands.org or (207) 897-4366.

JANUARY JANUARY 29 Jay-Livermore-Livermore Falls Chamber of Commerce Annual Meeting LaFleur’s Restaurant, Main St., Jay Members enjoy a fun, themed evening. A new Chairperson to named and entertainment provided. FMI: www. jay-livermore-lf.org or call (207) 897-6755.

FEBRUARY FEBRUARY 13 Wilton Fish and Game 2nd Annual Michael J. Rowe Memorial Fishing Derby on Wilson Lake in Wilton Tickets may be purchased on the day of the derby at the Wilson Lake boat launch beginning at 6 a.m. Final weigh in at 4 p.m. Registration is $5. Free family fishing clinic will be offered from 9 a.m. till 3 p.m. Bait and equipment provided. Bring the family for this FREE fishing day in Maine. Prizes for adult and children’s categories. Lunch provided by the Youth Competition League as a fundraiser. FMI: Call Alan (207) 778-2450

MARCH MARCH 19 22nd Annual Home and Leisure Show Mount Blue High School, Farmington. 9 a.m. till 2 p.m. Event includes food, music, giveaways and

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activities for all ages. FMI: franklincountymaine. org or call (207) 778-4215.


MARCH 27 Maine Maple Sunday

APRIL 16-17 Lions Club Home and Living Show

Enjoy the first sweet taste of spring in Maine! Join maple syrup producers across the state as they open their sugar houses and officer free maple syrup samples and other maple products, as well as demonstrations on making pure Maine maple syrup. Many offer games, activities, treats sugar bush tours and much more. Some sugarhouses open on both Saturday and Sunday. Local sugar houses include Boothby’s Farm Orchard Winery in Livermore, Maple Valley Farm in Jay and Plaisted Farm Maple Products in Jay. FMI: www.mainemaple producers.com

Spruce Mountain High School, Jay. A variety of vendors will be at this two day show. Get some ideas for your home improvements. Vendor space available. FMI: Robert Tweedie (207) 897-2561 or (207) 897-8666.

MARCH 27 Maple Sugaring in the 19th Century




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Washburn-Norlands Living History Center, 290 Norlands Rd., Livermore. 9:30 a.m. till 3 p.m. Collect sap, then watch a historic sap boiling demonstration. Enjoy a pancake breakfast in the farmer’s cottage. FMI: www.norlands.org or call (207) 8974366.

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MAY MAY 27 History Night Downtown Livermore Falls 4-8 p.m. This annual event sponsored by the Jay-Livermore-Livermore Falls Chamber of Commerce is a tribute to the rich heritage of Livermore Falls. In addition to historic exhibits, there will be music and other entertainment, activities for children, food and friendly visiting on Main Street. Wagon rides will operate between the downtown and the Maine Paper and Heritage Museum, which will b open for the evening. Antique automobiles for Cruise Night will line the street. FMI: www.historynight.org

2nd Annual Lions Club Home and Living Show, April 16 and 17 at Spruce Mountain High School Gym, 33 Community Drive, Jay Looking to upgrade? Build? Consider other healthcare or insurance options? Buy or sell a home? Learn about new computers? Do landscaping? Have a free vision screening? Expect over 40 vendors at this informative event that includes fun, food and drawings for free items. A fundraiser for community projects of the Jay-Livermore Falls Lions Club, this Show highlights a wide variety local and out-of-the-area businesses. Visit the Jay-Livermore Falls Lions Club Facebook Page for further information or call 207-897-8666.

MAY 30 Memorial Day Parade Main St., Jay to Union St., Livermore Falls. Parade lines up at 8 a.m. in Memco parking lot, Main St., Jay. Parade begins at 9 a.m. FMI: (207) 897-6755.

MAY 29 Annual Plant Sale Community Building and Public Library, 22 Church St., Livermore. 8 a.m. till 1 p.m. FMI: 8977173.

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17 - 18 Maine Farm Days @ Clinton, Maine 22 - 29 Union Fair @ Union, Maine A large family fair famous for the annual State of Maine Wild Blueberry Festival. Large midway, crafts, animal pull events, harness racing.


mal pulling events, childrens games, Strawberry Festival.

25 - 26 Maple Meadow Fair Festival @ Mapleton, Maine

31-Aug 9 Bangor State Fair @ Bangor, Maine A large family fair featuring a midway, animal exhibits, crafts, commercial exhibits, flower show.

24-Aug 1 Northern Maine Fair @ Presque Isle, Maine

JULY 2-5 Houlton Fair @ Houlton, Maine A small fair featuring livestock, crafts, midway and state entertainment.

9 - 12 Ossipee Valley Fair @ South Hiram, Maine Old-fashion fair, unique exhibit halls, lots of livestock, midway, drag racing, animal pull events.

17 - 19 Waterford World’s Fair @ North Waterford, Maine A small family oriented agricultural fair, featuring LOCAL vendors, entertainment and livestock. Old MacDonald’s Barn full of animals to touch, outside stage with local talent, demonstrations & livestock exhibits

23 - 26 Pittston Fair @ Pittston, Maine Small, family-oriented country fair. Midway, ani-

Large family fair, lots of rides and exhibits, horse pulling, harness racing, tractor pulling, demo derby.

AUGUST July 30 - 2 Monmouth Fair @ Monmouth, Maine A small family agricultural fair with midway, animal exhibits, crafts and animal pull events.

4-9 Topsham Fair @ Topsham, Maine

13 - 22 Skowhegan State Fair @ Skowhegan, Maine A large agricultural fair featuring a huge midway, animal exhibits, crafts, commercial exhibits, flower show, animal pull events and harness racing.

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Great country fair, midway, exhibits, non-parimutuel racing, animal pull events, entertainment.

4-7 Springfield Fair @ Springfield, Maine Stage shows, animal and mechanical pulling, antique autos, midway, livestock exhibits.

4-7 Harmony Free Fair @ Harmony, Maine

Agricultural exhibits, milking parlor, home made ice cream, crafts, midway, mechanical pulling, demo derbies, animal pulling and stage shows.

Free Admission, Free Parking, Stage Shows, Animal and Mechanical Pulling, Midway, Demo Derby, Livestock and Exhibit Hall.

27 - 30 Acton Fair @ Acton, Maine

10 - 13 Clinton Lions Agricultural Fair @ Clinton, Maine

Outstanding exhibits, 4-H, livestock exhibit, flower show, animal pull events, midway.

SEPTEMBER AUG 30 - 7 Windsor Fair @ Windsor, Maine A large, progressive fair with extensive agricultural, art/crafts exhibits. Large midway, animal pull events, harness racing and mechanical pulling.

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3-7 Blue Hill Fair @ Blue Hill, Maine

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11 - 13 Litchfield Fair @ Litchfield, Maine Country fair with large midway, agricultural exhibits, livestock, animal pull events. Historical fair museum.

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16 - 19 Oxford County Fair @ Oxford, Maine


Livestock shows, animal pull events, midway, crafts, exhibits, and a new harness race track.

4 - 11 Fryeburg Fair @ Fryeburg, Maine

18 - 20 New Portland Lion’s Fair @ N. New Portland, Maine

Maine’s largest agricultural fair. Beautiful setting in prime foliage season. Exhibit halls, museum, harness racing and livestock shows.

Midway, exhibit hall, animal and mechanical pulling, crafts, livestock exhibits, woodsmen day, stage shows.

20 - 26 Farmington Fair @ Farmington, Maine Large midway, exhibit halls, livestock exhibits, animal pull events, harness racing, demolition derby.

25 - 27 Common Ground Fair @ Unity, Maine A celebration of rural life, demonstrations, MaineOrganic produced foods and crafts as well as livestock exhibits.

27 - Oct 3 Cumberland Fair @ Cumberland Ctr, Maine Large exhibit halls, midway and livestock exhibits. Animal pull events and harness racing.


NON-LICENSED FAIR June 5&6 Maine Fiber Frolic @ Windsor Fairgrounds A celebration of Fiber Art with demonstrations of spinning, animal shearing and vendors selling their fiber items. There are also fiber animals on exhibit, animal demonstrations and animals for sale.

Sept 12 Cornish Horsemen’s Day @ Cornish, Maine A day devoted to the Harness racing industry and history.


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THE ANDROSCOGGIN RIVER (Section descriptions are provided by the Androscoggin Watershed Council, Androscoggin Land Trust, and Chisholm Trails.) The Androscoggin River flows 177 miles from Umbagog Lake at the Maine-New Hampshire border to Merrymeeting Bay where it joins the Kennebec River. Dropping over 1,200 feet in elevation from its headwaters, the Androscoggin has an average descent of eight feet per mile. For thousands of years, Native Americans made a sustainable existence along the Androscoggin and its watershed. The Anasagunticooks would migrate from the headwaters to the sea, raising crops and catching the abundant fish that populated the river, and developing village areas as key points. In fact, the Canton Point was once the largest Native American village in of New England. Starting in the 19th century, the Androscoggin provided power for a multitude of mills and factories that were located on its banks. Consequently, the river also bore the brunt of industrialization. By the middle of the 20th century, the Androscoggin was named one of the ten most polluted rivers in the United States. With the leadership of Androscoggin River native Senator Edmund Muskie, and his authoring of the Clean Water Act, the Androscoggin has made an incredible comeback. Public and pri-



vate efforts have improved the water quality of the river and have led to countless boating access points along its length. Recreational opportunities feature wildlife watching and some of the best bass fishing in the northeast. A paddle along almost any stretch of the river reveals a world of beauty, wildlife and tranquility dotted with historic villages.

Paddling the Androscoggin River There are multiple access points for boaters on the river, including both trailer boat launches and hand-carry put-ins for canoeists and kayakers. Those traveling downstream through the region shown on this map must portage or transport their boats around four dams. The only rapids (Class 2+) are found in the lowermost stretch of the river midway between the Foundry Road access and the take out at Twin Bridges (Route 219), although there is some quick water in the stretch between Pine Island and the Otis Mill take-out.

Dixfield River Access (Dixfield) This hand-carry site in Dixfield allows paddlers to experience the full stretch of river in Canton and makes an ideal starting point for a day trip downstream to Riley Dam. If you choose you can portage around the dam. The put-in can be accessed from Canton Point Road roughly 2 miles west of the Canton–Dixfield town line. The total paddle distance from Dixfield to Riley is about 12 miles. This is a little-paddled section of the river, moving through corn and potato fields, hardwood-lined banks and back.

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State of Maine—Trailered Access (Canton)

Otis Mill Access (Jay)

This is the only boat launch in the region that provides access for boat trailers to the river. Follow Route 140 approximately 3.5 miles from Canton Village and turn right onto Dorey Road to reach the boat launch and parking area.

Informal access on the river’s left bank at the historic Otis Mill provides a take-out point for downstream paddlers needing to portage around Otis Dam. Located off of Mill Street in Jay.

North Jay Granite Park

Foundry Road Access (Livermore Falls) This hand-carry site provides paddlers access to a peaceful, unbroken stretch of the river. After crossing the Androscoggin on Route 4 North, turn right at the first traffic light onto Main Street in Livermore Falls. Continue straight at the 90 degree turn and follow Foundry Road and travel approximately 0.3 miles to the signed put-in. An alternative hand-carry site is located on the opposite bank on River Road in Livermore.


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Pine Island provides upstream and downstream hand-carry access with portage trails around Jay Dam. From Route 4/17 in Jay, follow signs for the Verso Paper Corp. Mill, cross the Androscoggin on POW Remembrance Bridge (Riley Road), and take the first right down a short gravel access road. After the Pine Island River access, there is no public access to the river upstream of the Livermore Falls Dam. Paddlers wishing to continue downstream must transport their boats downstream of the Livermore Falls Dam.

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Pine Island/Verso Paper Corp. Access (Jay)

Silver maples and other hardwoods line the river here. No bridges or nearby roads make this piece of the Androscoggin one of the most peaceful. Two sets of rapids are midway down, not hazardous, but take some boat control to maneuver through successfully. Warning: On the river right downstream of the Twin Bridges there is a substantial ledge drop rapid. Take out on the island and portage around rapids.


Short portage trails on the river’s left bank provide access upstream and downstream from Riley Dam. A parking area at the end of a gravel drive is located on the south side of School Street (Route 140) just over three miles from the junction of Routes 140 and 4/17 in Jay. The total paddle distance from Riley to Otis Mill is a little over 5 miles.

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LAKES AND PONDS Those looking for other bodies of water to paddle, fish, swim or picnic alongside have several great options in the region. When winter sets in, ice fishing shacks can be seen on many of the area’s lakes and ponds.

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Parking is close to the road, so be extra careful as you load and unload. 1 Round Pond, Livermore

3 Brettuns Pond, Livermore 154 acres, max depth 52 feet Small-mouth bass, brown trout, white perch. Annual stocking with brook and brown trout. Boat put in and picnic area in a pine grove, along the side of Route 4.

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A network of short trails linked to multi-use trail corridors provide numerous hiking opportunities and connect the region’s communities to one another and the Androscoggin. Community-driven efforts led by groups like Chisholm Trails are helping to create new trails that further connect schools and downtown villages to open spaces along the river.

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This easy, paved, multi-use trail begins at Bridge Street off Rt. 4 Northbound, immediately after the bridge (Gazebo Park) and ends at Shuy Corner, near the junction of Rts. 133 and 17. This newer trail will follow the Androscoggin River along Foundry Road through the historic birthplace of the industrial revolution in the Androscoggin Valley. Though all the buildings are gone, this is where Alvin Record built the first pulp and paper mill in Maine.

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8 French Falls River Walk , Jay

5 Pine Island Park, Jay

The Jay High School Science Club created this trail, in 1996. Two short loops totaling 1.25 miles wind behind French Falls Park and provide good views of the Androscoggin. The recreation fields and trails are located at the end of French Falls Drive, which is located on Route 4/17 across from the Spruce Mountain High School North Campus. Portions of the park are flooded in the winter for public skating. Directions: The entrance to French Falls is on French Falls Drive, right beside the Knights of Columbus Hall on Main Street, and across from the Spruce Mountain High School North Campus.

11 Jay Recreation Area Trail System, Jay This network of ten trails offers several easy to moderate hikes. It is a great place to picnic, hike, bike or snowshoe and features the foundation and orchards of the old Osgood Farm, a studentmaintained tree farm, and an extensive geocaching network. The trails can be accessed from the Spruce Mountain High School North Campus parking area.

4 North Jay White Granite Park, North Jay Enjoy nature and relax! Bring your family and enjoy a picnic, walk the one-mile trail through the orchard. Great views at the top of the orchard

Pine Island Park is situated in the middle of the Androscoggin River, with a picnic area, ample parking and short side trails leading to picturesque outlooks on the river. There is a public boat put-in. The park is owned and maintained by Verso Paper Corp. and is available for public use. Directions: Southbound on Rt. 4, take first right, after Rt. 140. Park is the first right, after POW Remembrance Bridge off of Riley Road.. Hours: Dawn to dusk allow you to look out over the valley. There is a small outlet trail that brings you to the quarry. Large pieces of granite and paving stones are scattered throughout the site. Care must be taken if you venture off the trail, as there are deep quarry pits throughout. Directions: From North - Follow Rt. #4 to North Jay. Turn left onto Old Jay Hill Road. (Across from junction of Rt. 17). Drive about one mile and turn left onto Woodman Hill Road. It’s right at the top of the hill! HOURS: Dawn to dusk North Jay White Granite Park 14 Woodman Hill Road (207)645-2894 mhow@megalink.net http://jay-maine.org/granite-park.html

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7 Whistle Stop Trail, Jay This four-season, multi-use trail is owned by the State of Maine and follows a converted railroad bed for 14 miles between Jay and Farmington. The trail is great for walking, running, biking and horseback riding as well as ATVing and snowmobiling. The southern end of the trail can be accessed in Jay off Route 4/17 and across from Yianni’s Pizza and from French Falls. The trail was recently extended south past Otis Falls Mill to Bridge Street in downtown Livermore Falls.



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Androscoggin Land Trust Nearly 1250 acres of forested land along the Androscoggin River in Canton and Jay are now permanently conserved for public benefit! After working on the project for more than three years, Androscoggin Land Trust recently purchased the land from Verso Paper Corp. thanks to the generous funding from Land for Maine’s Future, Maine Natural Resource Conservation Program and numerous private foundations. ALT commends Verso for its vision and commitment to the longterm conservation of this land. Now that ALT owns these special lands we are reaching out to the local communities for input as we steward these properties in perpetuity as community forests. If you have an interest in being involved in this process or becoming a supporter of the Androscoggin Land Trust, please contact us at 207-782-2302 or info@androscogginlandtrust.org

TOWN RECREATION AREAS/FIELDS Livermore Recreation Fields Livermore Town Office (207) 897-3207 Located on Rt. 4 near the junction of Rt. 108. Baseball and softball fields, walking trail, and basketball courts.

Livermore Falls Recreation Fields Livermore Falls Recreation Department, (207) 897-2016 Multi-use facility located in Livermore Falls behind the Town Office, on the banks of the Androscoggin River. There are soccer, football, softball and baseball fields, tennis and basketball courts and a skate park for in-line skating and skateboarding.

Jay Parks and Recreation Contact the Town Office at (207) 897-6785.

If you see a field open, go for a walk or play toss with your children. For longer events, family outings or a weekend pickup game, please check with the Towns scheduling the fields or Area Youth Sports. They are there for all to enjoy, but checking first will prevent scheduling issues. For extended use of school property fields or gyms, please contact RSU 73 at (207) 897-6722 to fill out a facility use form.

6 The Jay Recreation Area, Jay 11 This area, owned by the Town of Jay, is managed to provide outdoor recreational opportunities to the public at no charge. The property also serves as an outdoor classroom facility for the RSU 73 Schools. Enjoy a picnic, the scenic views, or a hike or snowshoe on the trail network. Access: There is parking by the cell phone tower off Water Tower Lane. From Rt. 4, turn onto Jewell St., then left on Belleview Dr. At the end of Belleview Dr., turn right on Water Tower Lane, which becomes a dirt access road to the parking lot. Parking is also available at Spruce Mountain High School North Campus and the trails may be accessed

February 13, 2016

The Spruce Mountain Sled-In is an annual community event in Livermore Falls, Maine. Held each year on the second Saturday in February and sponsored by the Livermore Falls Downtown Betterment Group, the event provides fun and food for all ages. Located on the town Rec Fields, the Whistlestop snowmobile trail traverses the site, so you can ride your sled right to the festival. Parking is available for those who drive. Hundreds of folks come to our events. Don’t have a snowmobile? No problem! Come and join us for downhill sliding, sleigh rides, ice skating, snow sculpture contest, antique snowmobiles and speed runs, snowshoe relay races, scavenger hunt, and more! Come watch your kids play while drinking coffee by the bonfire. We also hold a raffle with prizes donated and funded by local businesses- 100% of the proceeds get split between the local snowmobile clubs. Mainer’s know how to have fun in the cold, so come join us for a snowmobile ride!


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behind the center field fence of Roland Ouellette Baseball Field or in the back corner of the Field Hockey field.

6 Spruce Mountain Ski Slope Spruce Mountain Ski Slope in Jay is located right on the banks of the Androscoggin River, and is a community focal point for winter recreation. The affordable 11-trail ski area originally began in the 1950s as a ski club for interested winter enthusiasts. It opened as a public mountain in 1960 and is still largely maintained by volunteers from the communities of Jay, Livermore, and Livermore Falls. It’s a blast from the past, as you rise 300 vertical feet to the summit of the mountain via three rope tow lifts. Back in the day, the volunteer ski club worked with the local paper company across the river, the Otis Falls Mill, to wire some of its hydroelectricity to the mountain to power the lights and rope tows. Later snow making was added to the list of modern changes. The mountain offers ski classes for all ages. Enjoy a night of skiing under the lights, or take a jaunt around the crosscountry ski trails that traverse the mountainside to the north. Directions: Ski Slope Road, Jay (enter from the Livermore end of the Rt. 4 bridge) Hours: Visit www.sprucemountain.org or call (207) 897-4090.

SNOWMOBILE AND ATV TRAILS Miles of interconnecting trails in the central Androscoggin River Valley allow riders to traverse and explore the entire region, and travel far beyond its borders in both summer and winter. Local snowmobile and ATV clubs contribute hundreds of volunteer hours to maintain these trails, most of which are on private land. Contact one of the clubs below for information about trails, maps, trail conditions, membership and volunteer opportunities.

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Locally Grown, Locally Made

Spruce Mountain Ski Slope in Jay is located right on the banks of the Androscoggin River, and is a community focal point for winter recreation. The affordable 11-trail ski area originally began in 1950 as a ski club for interested winter enthusiasts. It opened as a public mountain in 1960 and is still largely maintained by volunteers from the communities of Jay, Livermore, and Livermore Falls. It’s a blast from the past, as you rise 300 vertical feet to the summit of the mountain via three rope tow lifts. Back in the day, the volunteer ski club worked with the local paper company across the river, the Otis Falls Mill, to wire some of its hydroelectricity to the mountain to power the lights and rope tows. Later snow making was added to the list of modern changes. The mountain offers ski classes for all ages. Enjoy a night of skiing under the lights, or take a jaunt around the cross-country ski trails that traverse the mountainside to the north. Directions: Ski Slope Road, Jay (enter from the Livermore end of the Rt. 4 bridge) Hours: Visit www.sprucemountain.org or call (207) 897-4090.

APPLES Boothby’s Orchard Located in Livermore on Rt. 108 on the left, heading south less than a mile past the intersection of Rt. 108 and the Norlands Road. Take the family for a wagon ride through the orchards and find your favorite apple tree. The espalier style orchard (trees trained onto wire trellis) makes for easy picking. Visit www.mainehoneycrisp.com or Call (207) 754-3500.

Berry Fruit Farm Located at 361 Crash Road, Livermore. Family traditions are woven in the western foothills of Maine. If you are looking for something to do with your family that is special this year, Berry Fruit Farm is a great place to start. Pick your own Strawberries in June and enjoy the sweet bounty from our summer Raspberry patch. Take a gorgeous foliage journey and stop by our farm stand on the way. Products at our retail farm store include Strawberries, Raspberries, Apples, Pumpkins, Tree fruit, Jams, Jellies, Assorted vegetables and Baked

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Goods. Our farm has been in the family for generations. It is our tradition to bring to you the finest quality produce and bakery goods available in the area. This year, bring your kids and enjoy the beauty of Maine, in the heart of the Western Foothills, at Berry Fruit Farm. Call (207) 897-4767 for farm information and picking times; (207) 4917280 for ordering and wholesale. FMI: joel@berryfruitfarm.com or www.berryfruitfarm.com

Moose Hill Farm Located on Moose Hill Road in Fayette. After crossing the bridge in Livermore Falls, going north on Rt. 4, take a right onto Main St. and follow through Livermore Falls proper around to Depot Street. Follow Depot Street straight across Rt. 133 and up to Moose Hill Rd. Go 2.5 miles and continue on Moose Hill Rd., as it bears left. From that left, go 1.25 miles and the farm is on the left. From Thanksgiving to Christmas, Moose Hill Farm operates a cut-your-own Christmas tree farm. In addition to fresh Maine Christmas trees, it offers handmade wreaths in a variety of sizes and a gift shop stocked with lots of items made right on the farm. Call (207) 897-3093 or visit www.moosehillherbs.com.

Terry’s Apple Orchard Located on 11 Trask Lane in Jay is owned and operated by Terry and Iris Trask. Buy Maine grownapples at their roadside stand (do not have pickyour- own apples). For more information call (207) 491-3116.

Shackley Hill Orchard Located in Livermore on Rt. 108 west just before the Canton/Livermore line. There is a road on the right marked with a sign, which winds up the hill to the old stone house. If you’re up for it, take a walk to the top of the orchard and enjoy the beautiful views. Call (207) 897-5945.

For more information on other Christmas tree growers, visit http://www.mainechristmastree.com.


For a complete list of Maine orchards or those participating in Maine Apple Sunday visit http://maineapples.org/

Norlands Living History Center On Maine Maple Sunday (usually the last Sunday in March) the Norlands invites you to take a wagon ride back in time. Come to the old time maple syrup sap house in the woods across from the Norlands, where volunteers boil the syrup using authentic methods. The folks at the Norlands can always use a hand splitting firewood or hauling sap; join in the fun! Call (207) 897-4366 or visit www.norlands.org. For a complete list of those who participate in Maine Maple Sunday, visit www.mainemapleproducers. com

PUMPKINS The orchard is located in Livermore on Rt. 108 on the left, heading south less than a mile past the intersection of Rt. 108 and the Norlands Road. Call (207) 754-3500 or visit www.mainehoneycrisp. com.

Located on 366 Boothby Road in Livermore, this orchard not only offers pumpkins and apples, but also taps maple trees to offer a selection of old fashioned Maine maple syrup. For more information contact Rob Boothby at rboothby003@roadrunner.com.

BLUEBERRIES Wilton Blueberry Farm Located at 83 McLaughlin Road in Wilton. This farm offers pick-your-own blueberries, or you can purchase berries already picked. For more information visit http://www.wiltonblueberryfarm. com/ or call (207) 645-2128. For a complete list of area blueberry growers, visit http://www.meliving.com/wildblueberries/midcoast.shtml.

Murray Energy offers a full line of Fuel Oil, Kerosene, Propane, Diesel and Gasoline, along with quality Service, Sales and Installation

Maple Valley Farms Located on 41 Masterman Road (Route 133) in Jay, this small farm is owned by Anthony J. Couture. For more information contact (207) 6452328 or pti@megalink.net.

Stevenson’s Strawberries Located on 69 Berry Road in Wayne. This farm offers pick-your-own berries or you can buy berries already picked. For more information, visit http:// www.stevensonsstrawberries.com or call (207) 685-3532. For a list of area growers visit http://www.me living. com/strawberries/picking.shtml.

Kyes Insurance

Boothby’s Orchard

For more information on other Maine pumpkin growers, visit http://www.mainepumpkins.com.

Boothby’s Orchard


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Personal- Commercial Life and Health Call Heidi Smith for your insurance quote today! 207-897-3602 or 800-479-5760

TOWN OF JAY 340 Main Street, Jay, ME 04239 897-6785 TOWN OFFICE HOURS: M, T 8 am to 4 pm W, TH, F 8 am to 5 pm

HAVE YOU HEARD??? Murray Energy is proud to welcome Bruce Adams and all Group Adams Propane Services customers and clients to our family!


Police 911, Fire 911, Ambulance 911


Select Board: 2nd & 4th Mondays

PLANNING BOARD: Meets second Tuesday

Stevenson Strawberry Farm Pick your own strawberries at

271 Tucker Road, Wayne, Me open daily 7am to 7pm, weather permitting, mid June through early July.

To see if fields are open call 685-3532. Stevenson Farm Stand 2144 Rt 202 Winthrop, ME open daily 10am to 6pm mid June to late October,

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24-hour emergency service


Don’t Worry…. Call Murray!


Office: (207) 225-3000 Toll Free: (800) 491-7888

M, T, W, 3 pm to 8 pm, Th, F 12 pm to 5 pm, S 10 am to 3 pm Library is closed on Saturdays in July & August

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TOWN MANAGER: Shiloh LaFreniere www.jay-maine.org



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Cultural Attractions

Maine’s Paper & Heritage Museum 22 Church Street, Livermore Falls Founded in 2002 and dedicated to preserving the history of the paper industry in Maine, the museum captures the cultural heritage of the papermaking towns and mills along the Androscoggin River. Journey back to the 1800s and follow the papermaking industry through two centu-

The area is rich with history, art, crafts and music. Many attractions are just around the corner. Here are just some of the many interesting places to visit:

Antique & Vintage Snowmobile Gallery 2247 Auburn Rd., Turner The Museum houses more than 250 vintage snowmobiles of all styles and sizes. The museum is open from December through March on Saturdays 10 a.m.–3 p.m. The collection can be viewed by appointment, by calling (207) 224-8444.

ries. Learn who created America’s first postcards, where the largest manufacturer of wallpaper was located, and the significance of the railroad. Open 10:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m. on Saturdays, from May 25– September 1. Appointments are also available through October. FMI: (207) 592-1807 or www. papermuseumofmaine.org.

Holmes-Crafts Homestead 14 Old Jay Hill Road, Jay The Federal style home built in the 1820s has displays of old tools, granite-related items, a country store, and furnishings related to the town of Jay. The Jay Historical Society oversees the property and conducts tours by appointment. On the second Saturday of August, the Homestead’s annual open house is held providing an opportunity for the public to view displays on the property. Call (207) 897-4876 for tour arrangements.

Jay Fire Museum Fayette Historical Society Starling Grange Hall, Route 17, Fayette The first floor houses a research library of Fayette’s history, as well as a number of displays of tools, clothing, and more. A museum and a room devoted to research materials on the Grange are located on the second floor. There is also a room devoted to the life, career, and writings of Fayette resident, Oscar Young. FMI: (207) 685-3655 or (207) 685-9347.


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Across from Holmes-Crafts Homestead off Rt. 4, Jay The museum houses historical fire trucks and equipment including a restored 1936 truck made by McCann Fire Equipment of Portland that is mounted on a Diamond T chassis, a horse-drawn hand pumper wagon, and a hand-pulled twowheeled hose cart. The Jay Fire Association oversees the museum. Call (207) 897-3953 for viewing arrangements.





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Music at the Gazebo Water St., Downtown Livermore Falls On summer evenings performers provide music from the quaint covered Gazebo overlooking the Androscoggin River. A variety of musical groups stage free performances from 6 p.m. until dusk. Bring your lawn chair or sit in your vehicle and listen.

Natural History Club House 442 Turner Center Road, Turner By appointment only. FMI: (207)225-3384

Nordica Homestead Museum 116 Nordica Lane, Farmington Birthplace of Lillian Nordica (1857-1914). Lillian was America’s first international opera diva and the Homestead contains memorabilia of her life and career, including costumes from her performances. FMI or to arrange a tour, call (207) 7782042.

Norlands Living History Center 290 Norlands Road, Livermore The Washburn Norlands Living History Center

helps rural 19th century come to life. The center has six buildings embodying a crossroads community of the era. There is a one-room schoolhouse, a stone library, a church, a grand mansion (built in 1867), and outbuildings all situated on 445 acres. The Norlands hosts festivals and events with a “turn of the century” flavor throughout the year. Step back into history and learn about the influential Washburn family. Many artifacts are displayed as if the family had left their home for the day. Toys, clothing, furniture and personal items tell the story of everyday life in the Washburn mansion. Living history tours are offered from June 29 to September 2, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11 a.m.–4 p.m. ($10/adults, $6 under 12 years old, $25/family). FMI on scheduled events, or to schedule a tour, call (207) 897-4366 or visit www.norlands.org

Ski Museum of Maine Main Street (Route 27), Kingfield Established in 1995, the museum celebrates Maine’s ski history and heritage. Exhibit’s change about every four months. Open Wednesday through Saturday, from 1–4 p.m. FMI: (207) 2652023 or www.skimuseumofmaine.org.

Titcomb House

Wilton Farm & Home Museum

118 Academy Street, Farmington Furnished in the 1840s period with Titcomb family memorabilia, including an antique doll collection, this house is open July and August on Wednesday and Saturday from 1–4 p.m. FMI or to arrange a tour, call (207) 778-2835.

Old Bass Building, Canal Street, Wilton Village Operated by the Wilton Historical Society, the museum houses a sizable collection of items from the early period of the G. H. Bass Shoe Manufacturing Company, along with memorabilia from its founder and other famous wearers of Bass shoes and boots. The basement level features farm and shoemaking tools, and includes the working Canal Street Forge, where blacksmith Ray Tilton (207-645-2261) gives lessons on the art of blacksmithing. The main floor houses the general meeting, display room, kitchen and restored parlor. The second floor is devoted to homemaking, military uniforms, ladies’ clothing, bedrooms, and an extensive bottle and Wilton Academy collections. The third level includes a scouting exhibit, and an adult and child’s bedroom. The museum is open by appointment. Call 645-2360, or 645-3436.

University of Maine at Farmington Art Gallery 246 Main St., Farmington The Gallery features works by artists from Maine and other regions of the country. Shows demonstrating a variety of styles, and media contemporary art are displayed at the Gallery. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Sunday noon-4pm and by appointment during the academic year. Except for special exhibitions, the gallery is closed during the summer and academic holidays. FMI: Or to make special arrangements, call (207) 778-7002.

Frankin Printing (FPO) 1249740

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Churches, Libraries and Schools Seventh Day Adventist Church

Librarian Penny Brown (207) 897-7173 22 Church Street in Livermore www.livermore.lib.me.us Tuesday 1 to 7 p.m. Thursday 1 to 5:30 p.m.

Oak Street (207) 897-7140

Treat Memorial Library

Son Shine Ministries Word of Faith

97 Gibbs Mill Road (207) 491-9415

Librarian Pending (207) 897-3631 56 Main Street in Livermore Falls www.treat.lib.me.us Tuesday and Thursday 1 to 7 p.m. Wednesday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

North Livermore Baptist Church

Underwood Memorial Library

619 Federal Road (207) 897-5377

Librarian Elaine Wilcox (207) 685-3778 2006 Main Street, Fayette http://www.fayettemaine.com/Library.html Tuesday 9 a.m. to noon Wednesdays: 5 to 8 p.m. Thursdays: 1 to 4 p.m.

St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church 1 Church Street (207) 897-2173

99 Main Street (207) 897-5700

LIVERMORE Gibbs Mill Road Baptist Church

Victory Christian Church 1680 Federal Road (207) 897-2111

Wayside Bible Baptist Church 1724 Federal Road (207) 897-2598

CHURCHES Sundays bring the community together. Churches of many denominations are located in the area. Please contact individual churches about speakers, services, and special events.

FAYETTE Fayette Baptist Church 39 Baldwin Hill Road (207) 685-9492

LIVERMORE FALLS Eaton Memorial United Methodist Church 28 Church Street (207) 897-3063

Emmanuel Assembly of God Church Junction of Routes 133/17 (207) 897-5400

First Baptist Church 25 Church Street (207)897-2656

Livermore Falls Church of the Nazarene 6 Wheeler Street (207)897-2301

Moose Hill Free Will Baptist Church


30 Record Road (207)897-2656

Bartlett Memorial United Methodist Church

10 Union Street (207)897-4995

East Dixfield Road (207) 645-4885

Bean’s Corner Baptist Church 17 Chesterville Road (207) 645-2925

Faith Way Baptist Church 66 Hyde Road (207) 897-9333

Jay Baptist Church 27 Smith Avenue (207) 897-6110

Cornerstone Baptist Church North Jay Road (207) 897-3081


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Livermore Public Library

United Pentecostal Church

RSU 73 (Jay, Livermore, Livermore Falls) (207) 897-6722 The tri-town area has one consolidated school system that is striving for innovation and to provide an education for the 21st Century to area students. The RSU 73 has a progressive adult learning program and higher learning options. As a result of this new consolidated educational system, the schools provide comprehensive learning options for students and the community. The new system has five facilities and a central office complex. RSU 73 is actively working on current alignment of national standards for core academic courses.

Spruce Mountain High School

LIBRARIES Jay-Niles Memorial Library Director Tamara Hoke (207) 645 4062 983 Main Street in North Jay www.jaynileslibrary.com Monday through Wednesday 3 to 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday noon to 5 p.m. Saturday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (Closed on Saturdays in July and August)




North Campus in Jay (207) 897-4336; South Campus in Livermore Falls (207) 897-3428 Starting in 2012, the tri-towns combined resources under a new cooperative high school. They renamed Spruce Mountain High School, which became a Class B School. The colors and mascot of Spruce Mountain High School were chosen by students of Livermore Falls and Jay High Schools. The mascot, the Phoenix, symbolizes “rising from the ashes” of the two former schools. The name Spruce Mountain comes from Spruce Mountain



located in Jay, Maine. For generations, students from both high schools have skied at the mountain making it a very appropriate name for the school.

Jay/Livermore/Livermore Falls Middle School (207) 897-4319

Jay Elementary School (207) 897-5719

Livermore Elementary School (207) 897-3355

Adult Learning Center (207) 897-6384 Located in Jay, this center helps non-traditional students get the assistance and resources they need to be successful students.

Regional Technology Center (207) 778-3562 Foster Regional Applied Technical Center- Mt. Blue Regional School District in Farmington offers a variety of specialized programs for students in several regional school systems, including the juniors and seniors of RSU 73.

AOS #97 Fayette has merged with the Winthrop School System forming AOS #97. Fayette Central School is an elementary school for Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 5 students.

Fayette Central School (207)685-4770

HIGHER EDUCATION Among the many higher educational opportunities in our area are numerous colleges, universities and technical schools. The University of Maine at Farmington, Bates College in Lewiston, Central Maine Community College in Auburn, University of Southern Maine in Lewiston, Southern New Hampshire University in Auburn, Kaplan University in Lewiston and the University of Maine at Augusta are all within a 50-mile drive or less. Franklin County Community College Network offers college classes (in partnership with Central Maine Community College) and other training programs throughout our area. FMI: (207) 4912752 www.franklinnetwork.org

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F.A.T. Electric Hutchinson Builders, Inc. Jean Castonguay Excavation Inc. Ranor, Inc.

11 Otis St., Livermore Falls 10 Hutchinson Rd., Jay 340 Fayette Rd., Livermore Falls 962 Main St., Jay.

(207) 782-2302 (207) 778-5887 (207) 897-6755 (207) 320-0604 (207) 897-6158 (207) 645-4755 (207) 778-5048 (207) 670-6978 86 Main St., Ste. 201, Auburn 165 Front St., Farmington PO Box 458, Livermore Falls PO Box 33, Livermore Falls PO Box 225, Livermore Falls PO Box 1134, Wilton 232 Broadway, Farmington Rt. 2 West, Wilton Androscoggin Land Trust Greater Franklin Development Corporation Jay, Livermore, Livermore Falls Chamber Jay, Livermore Falls Lions Club Livermore Falls Downtown Betterment Group The Wilton Group United Way of the Tri-Valley Area Wilton Fish & Game Association


12 Park St., Livermore Falls 267 Rte. 202, Greene 484 Wilton Rd., Farmington 508 Main St., Jay Bailey Brothers Inc. Donovan’s Auto Sales Franklin Chrysler, Inc Hilltop Collision Center





androscogginlandtrust.org greaterfranklin.com jay-livermore-lf.org lionsclubs.org lfme.org\betterment wiltongroup.org uwtva.org

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(207) 784-4433 (207) 754-3500 (207) 645-3721


Hilton Garden Inn Auburn The Bradford Boothby House Wilson Lake Inn

14 Great Falls Plaza, Auburn 366 Boothby Road, Livermore 183 Lake Rd., Wilton



Other projects in the Jay, Livermore, Livermore Falls and surrounding area for 2015 – 2017 were recently released by the MaineDOT in its 2015/2016/2017 Work Plan. These projects include Light Capital Paving projects in 2015 on segments of the following roads: Route 140 & 133, Riley Road, Maxwell Road, and Crash Road in Jay – Route 108, Church Street and Crash Road in Livermore – Route 17 (Park and Depot Streets), Route 133 and Church Street in Livermore Falls – Route 117 (North Parish Road), Center Bridge Road and Route 117 Spur (Weston Road) in Turner. This is a total of 23.78 miles, at an estimated cost of $1,041,000. Another project slated for Livermore Falls is a Bicycle – Pedestrian Trail, beginning at Foundry Road extending northerly 0.26 of a mile to an existing sidewalk that is scheduled for construction in 2015 at an estimated cost of $280,000.


Work began on the project the week of January 12th, with project signing and the clearing of trees to facilitate the relocation of utility poles. This relocation has been over the winter and should be completed this spring. The construction of the road will begin the first of May 2015, weather permitting. The project will be broken down into three sections. The first section will include the northern most end of the project from just south of Tweedie Street to Ludden Drive. This work is anticipated to take place from May 2015 to September 2015. The second section of the project will be from Ludden Drive to Ouellette Street which will run somewhat concurrent with the first section from May 2015 to October 2015. Work will begin with installation of the water and sewer utilities and storm drainage. Retaining walls will also be constructed across from Ludden Drive. Once all of the utility and drainage work is complete the existing road and sidewalks will be excavated, new gravel placed, curbs, guardrail, islands, entrances and sidewalks will be constructed along with the placement of base pavement and temporary pavement markings in these two sections. In the fall of 2015 the contractor plans to

install two major culverts in the third section near the Jay fire station as well. The remaining work on the third section will be from Ouellette Street to Pineau Street that will begin in the Spring of 2016 and be completed by October 2016. This work will include the same work items as in section one and two and will also include returning to section one and two to complete final surface paving, landscaping and pavement markings. Weekly progress meeting information will be made available to the Town of Jay and Chamber from the project’s MaineDOT representative Shane Amoroso. The project’s field office is located on the project at old Town of Jay town offices across from the fire station.


The MaineDOT will be reconstructing Route 4 & 17 (Main Street) in Jay in 2015 and 2016. The project begins at Pineau Street and extends northerly 1.25 miles to 0.10 of a mile southerly of Tweedie Street. The contract for the project was awarded to R.J Grondin & Sons from Gorham, Maine for a bid price of $6,070,277.50. The entire cost of the project including design, right of way and inspection will be over $7,000,000.



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Jay-Niles Memorial Library Livermore Public Library Maine’s Paper and Heritage Museum North Jay White Granite Park Treat Memorial Library Washburn-Norlands Living History Center


Kyes Insurance Varney Agency


Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice Fitness Stylz Franklin Community Health Network Healthy Community Coalition Keiran Chiropractic, PA Pine Tree Orthopedic Lab, Inc. Spruce Mountain Pharmacy Western Maine Family Health Center


Maple Lane Golf Course


Finley Funeral Home

FUNERAL HOMES (continued)


Bragdon-Finley Funeral Home


Don’s Stove Shop. Inc. George Merrill & Son Logging LLC Johnny Castonguay Logging & Trucking Re-Energy


A Serendipity Moment Bass Hill Gardens & Gifts Shaky Barn Farm Gardens The Flower Barn


Ameriprise Financial Androscoggin Bank Combined Management, Inc. Franklin Savings Bank Otis Federal Credit Union


Frantasia Festival of Out Music & Art Wilton Blueberry Festival


Crayon Country Developmental Preschool Regional School Unit 73



983 Main St., North Jay 22 Church St., Livermore 22 Church St., Livermore Falls 14 Woodman Hill Rd., North Jay 56 Main St., Livermore Falls 290 Norlands Rd., Livermore

1 Depot St., Livermore Falls 28 Main St., Livermore Falls

15 Strawberry Ave., Lewiston 17 Depot St., Livermore Falls 111 Franklin Health Cmns., Farmington 105 Mt. Blue Circle, Ste. 1, Farmington 259 Main St., Jay 175 Park St., Livermore Falls 3 Tweedie St., Jay 80 Main St., Livermore Falls

295 Maple Ln., Livermore

15 Church St., Livermore Falls


707 Main St., Monmouth

113 River Rd., Livermore 127 Intervale Rd., Jay 140 Shackley Hill Rd., Livermore 267 Diamond Road, Livermore Falls

30 Main Street, Livermore Falls 21 Allen St., Wilton 504 Boothby Rd., Livermore 160 Main St., Jay

2 Skyline Dr., Jay 6 Androscoggin Lane, Jay 520 Main Street, Lewiston 9 Main St., Jay 170 Main St., Jay

41 Knapp St., Livermore Falls 25 Pleasant View Heights, Wilton

455 East Jay Rd., Jay 9 Cedar St., Livermore Falls


(207) 645-4062 (207) 897-7173 (207) 897-3117 (207) 645-2894 (207) 897-3631 (207) 897-4366

(207) 897-5760 (207) 897-2811

(207) 777-7740 (207) 897-5978 (207) 779-2555 (207) 779-2925 (207) 897-2332 (207) 897-5558 (207) 897-9080 (207) 897-4345

(207) 897-3770

(207) 897-3588


treat.lib.me.us norlands.org

jaynileslibrary.com livermore.lib.me.us papermuseumofmaine.org

kyesinsurance.com varneyagency.com

ahch.org FitnessStylz.com fchn.org fchn.org/hcc KeiranChiro.com pinetreeorthopedic.com sprucemtrx.com healthreachchc.org





(207) 897-4200 donsstoveshop.com (207) 897-2487 (207) 897-5945 (207) 897-6592 reenergyholdings.com

(207) 933-4444



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frantasiafestival.com/ wiltonbbf.com

www.crayoncountry@adelphia.net rsu73.org


(207) 500-9055 Email: aserendipitymoment@Icloud.com (207) 645-3311 (207) 491-9797 facebook.com/Shakybarn (207) 897-5226 theflowerbarnjaymaine.com

(207) 897-5117 (207) 897-4401 (207) 782-8246 (207) 897-3982 (207) 897-0900

(207) 897-6158 (207) 778-4726

(207) 897-4555 (207) 897-6722


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A Serendipity Moment Bass Hill Gardens & Gifts Don’s Stove Shop, Inc. Foss Jewelry Store Hannaford Supermarket Howie’s Welding & Fabrication, Inc. Inside Out Indoor Garden Supply JC Stone Northland Custom Flooring, LLC Pike’s Corner Oasis Pine Tree Orthopedic Lab, Inc. Shaky Barn Farm Gardens Ski Depot Spruce Mountain Pharmacy Sunshine Pools The Flower Barn


Chuck Wagon Restaurant LaFleur’s Mill Street Cafe Two Sisters Catering Calzolaio Pasta Company


Otis Ventures, LLC Pine Ridge Mobile Home Park

REAL ESTATE (continued)


Developers Collaborative / Lamb Block, LLC Kathleen Szostek, e-Pro The Maine Real Estate Network Leavitt-Whittemore Realty Group LLC Livermore Terrace/Avesta Housing


Boothby’s Orchard & Farm Winery Shackley Hill Orchard Berry Fruit Farm


Town of Jay Town of Livermore Town of Livermore Falls


Discover Maine Magazine Franklin Printing Livermore Falls Advertiser Turner Publishing, Inc. West Coast Maine Magazine


Howie’s Welding & Fabrication, Inc. J.C. Stone PalletOne of Maine, Inc. Re-Energy VERSO Paper Corp.



30 Main Street, Livermore Falls 21 Allen St., Wilton 113 River Rd., Livermore 37 Main St., Livermore Falls 5 Jay Plaza Lane, Jay 1148 Main St., Jay 1766 Federal Rd., Livermore Falls 539 Rockland Road, Jefferson 413 Wilton Rd., Farmington 1247 Park St., Livermore Falls 175 Park St., Livermore Falls 504 Boothby Rd., Livermore 12 Riley Rd., Jay 3 Tweedie St., Jay 1381 Main St., Jay 160 Main St., Jay

2 Depot St., Livermore Falls 224 Main St., Jay 1 Mill St., Jay 166 Franklin Rd., Jay 284 Main St., Wilton

1 Mill St., Jay 19 Dawns Way, Leeds


54 Main St., Livermore Falls 27 Depot St., Livermore Falls

17 Chestnut St., Portland 34 Center St., Auburn

366 Boothby Rd., Livermore Shackley Hill Rd., Livermore 361 Crash Rd., Livermore

340 Main St., Jay 10 Crash Rd., Livermore 2 Main St., Livermore Falls

10 Exchange St., Ste. 208, Portland 553 Wilton Rd., Farmington 187 Wilton Rd., Farmington 5 Fern St., Turner 272 Pikes Hill, Norway

1148 Main St., Jay 539 Rockland Road, Jefferson 231 Park St., Livermore Falls 267 Diamond Road, Livermore Falls 300 Riley Rd., Jay




leavittrealty.net avestahousing.org

developerscollaborative.com mainerealestatepro.com



jay-maine.org LivermoreMaine.org LivermoreFallsMaine.org

discovermainemagazine.com franklinprinting.com lfadvertiser.com turnerpublishing.net westcoastmaine.com

howieswelding.com www.jcstoneinc.com palletone.com www.reenergyholdings.com versopaper.com


(207) 500-9055 Email: aserendipitymoment@Icloud.com (207) 645-3311 (207) 897-4200 donsstoveshop.com (207) 897-2143 (207) 897-4376 (207) 645-2581 howieswelding.com (207) 897-2221 www.insideoutindoorgardensupply.com (207) 549-4729 www.jcstoneinc.com (207) 778-5501 northlandcustomflooring.com (207) 897-2112 (207) 897-5558 pinetreeorthopedic.com (207) 491-9797 facebook.com/Shakybarn (207) 897-5445 ski-depot.com (207) 897-9080 sprucemtrx.com (207) 645-7516 www.sunshinepoolsmaine.com (207) 897-5226 theflowerbarnjaymaine.com

(207) 897-4031 chuckwagon-restaurant.com (207) 897-2117 (207) 897-7111 mill-st-cafe.com (207) 897-2122 (207) 645-9500 calzolaiopasta.com

(207) 897-7111 (207) 524-5771


(207) 897-4315 (207) 553-7777

(207) 772-7673 (207) 897-6158

(207) 754-3500 (207) 897-4283 (207) 897-4767

(207) 897-6785 (207) 897-3207 (207) 897-3321

(207) 874-7720 (207) 778-4801 (207) 897-4321 (207) 225-2076 (207) 743-8616

(207) 645-2581 (207)549-4729 (207) 897-5711 (207)897-6592 (207)897-1667


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Jay | Livermore | Livermore Falls Area Guide A. Maurais & Son, Inc. Aptuitiv BMA Holdings Boothby Perry, LLC Castonguay Meats Clear Drains of Maine LLC Combined Management, Inc Day Dreamin’ Kennel Don’s Stove Shop, Inc. Expenet George Merrill & Son Logging LLC Hillside Sports Club Johnny Castonguay Logging & Trucking Kachnovich Land Surveying, Inc. McAllister Accounting & Tax Services Main-Land Development Consultants, Inc. RCCM Cleaning Services, Inc. Riverview Plumbing and Heating, Inc. Ronald G. Aseltine, Esq. P.A. Skelton, Taintor and Abbott Sunshine Pools Ted Berry Company Two Sisters Catering WMCA Career Center


Ware-Butler, Inc.


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7 Hillsdale Rd., Jay 224 Broadway, Farmington PO Box 303 Livermore Falls 22 School House Hill Road,Turner 252 Gibbs Mill Rd., Livermore 527 Federal Rd., Livermore 520 Main Street, Lewiston 41 Sanders Rd., Livermore Falls 113 River Rd., Livermore 295 Main St., Farmington 127 Intervale Rd., Jay 28 Jewell Street #6, Jay 140 Shackley Hill Rd., Livermore 328 Main St., Jay 404 Main Street, Jay 42 Church Street, Livermore Falls 138A Tessier Road, Jay, ME 3 Bridge Street, Livermore Falls 42 Main Street, Livermore Falls 95 Main St., Auburn 1381 Main St., Jay 521 Federal Road, Livermore, ME 166 Franklin Rd., Jay 865 US Route 2 East, Wilton

33 Depot St., Livermore Falls


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Government Officials Jeffrey Timberlake

R-District 75 (Serving these towns in our Chamber area: Livermore) 284 Ricker Hill Road, Turner, ME 04282 (207) 225-6016 Jeffrey.Timberlake@legislature.maine.gov

State Representative Paul Gilbert


Subject to changes in November 2014 Election

D-District 74 (Serving this town in our Chamber area: Jay, Livermore, Livermore Falls) PO Box 186, Jay, ME 04239 (207) 897-5143 RepPaul.Gilbert@legislature.maine.gov

Blaine House, Augusta, Maine

Governor Paul LePage, R

Office of the Governor #1 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333-0001 (207) 287-3531 maine.gov/governor/lepage/index.shtml

State Senator John Patrick

U. S. Senator Susan Collins, R

55 Lisbon Street, Lewiston, ME 04240 (207) 784-6969 collins.senate.gov

U. S. Senator Angus King, I

Two Great Falls Plaza, Auburn, ME 04210 (207) 786-2451 king.senate.gov

R-District 17 (Serving this town in our Chamber area: Jay, Fayette) 60 Applegate Lane, Wilton, ME 04294 (207) 645-3420 drtom16@hotmail.co

State Representative Gary L. Hilliard

2015-2016 www.jay-livermore-lf.org

R-District 18 (Serving this town in our Chamber area: Livermore, Livermore Falls) 3 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333 (207) 364-7666 mainesenate.org/contact-us

Fayette Town Manager Mark Robinson

2589 Main Street, Fayette, ME 04349 ( 207) 685-4373 fayettemaine.com

Jay Town Manager Shiloh LaFreniere

U.S. Representative Bruce Poliquin, R

340 Main Street, Jay, ME 04239 (207) 897-6785 jay-maine.org

179 Lisbon Street Lewiston, ME 04240 (207) 784-0768

Livermore Administrative Assistant Carrie Castonguay

State Senator Tom Saviello 10 Crash Rd, Livermore 207-897-3207 www.livermoremaine.org

Livermore Falls Town Manager Kristal Flagg

2 Main Street, Livermore Falls, ME 04254 (207) 897-3321 lfme.org

R- District 76 (Serving this town in our Chamber area: Fayette) 511 Dunn Rd, Belgrade, Me 04917 (207) 495-3677 Gary.Hilliard@legislature.maine.gov

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The Jay, Livermore, Livermore Falls Chamber of Commerce designed this guide especially for you. The Chamber would like to thank the Marketing & Development committee members, as well as Mike Blanchet, and Laurie Bellman for their dedication to this project, and for making this year’s guide a valuable resource for visitors coming to our area and for our residents. The Jay, Livermore, Livermore Falls Chamber of

Commerce would also like to express great appreciation to our local photographers for their contribution to this guide. Specifically, Barry Matulaitis, Donnie Foster, Kathleen and Fran Szostek, Bob Berry, and Dr. Cory St. Denis Copyright 2015-2016 Jay, Livermore, Livermore Falls Chamber of Commerce and The Franklin Group.

Wilson Lake Inn

Wilton, Maine Lake shore lodging at it’s best!

Wilson Lake Inn 183 Lake Road Wilton, ME 04294


www.wilsonlakeinn.com Rated the #1 Hotel in Wilton by TripAdvisor 48

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Androscoggin Bank is building business in the Spruce Mountain region.

• Top Maine Lender for SBA/504 loans.* • Locally-based loan decisions. • Cash management for business. • Convenient eDeposit. Serving the Spruce Mountain region from our full-service financial center in Jay. Jay Financial Center


6 Androscoggin Lane, Jay (in the Hannaford shopping center) Lobby: Mon-Wed: 8:30am-4:00pm, Thurs-Fri: 8:30am-5:00pm, Sat: 8:30am-12:00pm Drive-up: Mon-Fri: 8:00am-5:00pm, Sat: 8:30am-12:00pm *As ranked in dollars lent and units by the Small Business Administration for FY2014

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Smarter Banking™

You’re going to feel great in

Greater Franklin County

But for those days you don't, there's Franklin Memorial Hospital and Franklin Health, a multi-specialty group practice. Our highly specialized emergency department is designed to care for individuals suffering from serious medical problems who can't wait to be seen by a private physician. Our secure emergency department always has a physician on duty, along with specially trained registered nurses. If you have a health condition that requires prompt medical attention, but is not life threatening, please call the Franklin Physician Referral Service. We have four primary care medical practices and five specialty practices in the area. We'll find a provider who can fit you into the schedule. Franklin Memorial Hospital has achieved The Joint Commission Gold Seal of Approval for Accreditation, a sign of our commitment to the highest level of care for our patients. Welcome to Greater Franklin County; we're here for you if you need us!

111 Franklin Health Commons Farmington, Maine 04938 www.fchn.org

Emergency Department: 207-779-2250 Franklin Physician Referral Service: 1-800-450-2075

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