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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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Advertiser Directory

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Government Officials

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Welcome to the Jay, Livermore, and Livermore Falls area! We are a region rich in natural resources, industry, commerce, community, and real Mainers. We invite you to experience the true Maine: a Maine of natural beauty harnessed by enterprising entrepreneurs, of friendly people who genuinely want to help you, and a place for a quiet moment to take for yourself. Our area boasts the mighty Androscoggin River, running through our towns and providing power, recreation, and beauty. Numerous falls and rips can be explored by kayak or canoe. Or maybe enjoy a local coffee by one of our dams and watch the water tumble. Come enjoy our many lakes and ponds with a boat ride, fishing trip, or take a dip in the summer heat. When it’s cold, our winter ice fishing is world class. And Maine’s major snowmobile trails are all accessible; no need to drive any further. Nearby hiking opportunities are available for those who want to get even closer to nature. Snowshoe in the winter, go camping in the summer. Area skiing options abound, including our own local Spruce Mountain Ski Club on the shores of the river. Our local farms have for centuries provided fresh produce of all kinds to our local dining establishments. They have the best Maine has to offer, from fine dining with family to bustling diners with friends. Our community acts like a community. We work and play together. Our area boasts numerous community events through the year, like History Night, the Apple Pumpkin Festival, and the Spruce Mountain Sled-In. Check out the calendar of events in this Guide and then come have some fun.


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Folks in the Jay, Livermore, and Livermore Falls are hard workers. Be sure to see the back of this Guide for a listing of our members. We farm, we cut, we build, we design, and we make. We are as friendly as we are productive. Our business community takes that to heart. So come visit our shops, where you will find local crafts, amazing local treats, and someone behind the counter who smiles and genuinely wants to talk to you. That’s the way Maine really is. Bob Berry, Chairman Jay, Livermore, Livermore Falls Chamber of Commerce 2016 Executive Board Shown above from left to right: Paul Soucie, Kim Turner, Sue Donovan, Bob Berry, Eileen Liddy, Bruce Adams, Christine Fournier, and Karin Ashmore Chairperson: Bob Berry Main-Land 207-897-6752 Vice Chairman: Kim Turner Otis Federal Credit Union Past Chair: Sue Donovan Donovan’s Auto Sales Administrative Assistant: Christine Fournier 207-500-2464 Contacting the Chamber: Jay, Livermore, Livermore Falls Chamber of Commerce PO Box 458 Livermore Falls, ME 04254 (207) 500-2464 info@jay-livermore-lf.org www.jay-livermore-lf.org



A Place to Live, Work and Play The Jay, Livermore, Livermore Falls Chamber of Commerce welcomes you to explore and enjoy the heart of the Androscoggin River Valley. 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.

A Place Rich with History and Opportunity JAY 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. 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



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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. 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,

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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 reenactments, 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. 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 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 multi-ethnic 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.  Today, there are approximately 3,500 people living in the 20 square miles that make up Livermore Falls. For more area information on Livermore Falls, visit www.lfme.org or call the Livermore Falls Town Office at (207) 897-3321.

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 begin-



ning of October and lasts about three weeks. Our valley is lined with quiet country roads, orcharddotted 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. 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 high-

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light 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. 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

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.

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.

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Calendar of Events

JUNE June 4 Child Safety Day - Touch a Truck 11 am - 2pm Ranor inc, Main St., Jay Call: (207) 897-2700

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 18 9th 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-livermore-lf.org or call (207) 500-2464

June 25 Norlands Strawberry Festival 11 am - 4 pm FMI: www.norlands.org or (207) 897-4366

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The Washburn-Norlands Living History Center is a non-profit organization, dedicated to the preservation of 18th and 19th century rural Maine heritage. The Washburn-Norlands Foundation was formed in 1973, at the bequest of Washburn family descendants. The Foundation converted the property into a living history museum with the intent of preserving the estate and the remarkable stories of its past. Today the organization is run by a Board of Trustees, who together ensures the protection of the estate, its collections and their future. The Washburn-Norlands estate is occupied by four historic buildings, the 1867 Mansion, 1883 Library, 1828 Meeting House and 1853 School House. Each building has been restored and operates as a museum. The Norlands is home to a number of collections; including Washburn fam-

ily papers, photographs, artwork, historic clothing, books, furniture, and more. Norlands is always open by appointment for guided tours and educational programs for individuals, groups, and school field trips. Call 207-897-4366 or email programs@norlands.org for more information. Site Tour: Norlands Through The Years Contact us to schedule a site tour. The tour includes a walk through the 1867 Washburn mansion. Hear about this family’s remarkable achievements and how their lives, the buildings, and the landscape changed through the years. We try to accommodate tours over the winter, but keep in mind that the buildings are not heated. Price is $10.00 per person | $6.00 ages 12 and under | $25.00 family rate (2 adults with 2-3 children)

Events at Norlands 2016 Strawberry Festival at Norlands Saturday, June 25, 2016 | 11:00am-4:00pm S​trawberry shortcake, craft/ artisans fair, wagon rides, blacksmithing demonstrations​, fashion show, meet the school’marm, mansion tours, play games, see demonstrations in the farmer’s cottage, storytelling, make a period craft, take a nature walk to the Pools of Simeon, music and more! FMI: www.norlands.org or 207-897-4366.

Summer Living History Tours at Norlands July - August, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays | 11:00am-4:00pm Tour the historic buildings and meet people from the 1870 Livermore area. Visit the oneroom schoolhouse, 1867 Washburn mansion, farmer’s cottage, and library in this original 19th-century Livermore crossroads community. FMI: www.norlands.org or 207-897-4366.


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Pie & Arts at Norlands Saturday, September 10, 2016

This relaxing afternoon event features homemade pie, music on the front lawn, and mansion tours. Come and support this 6th annual fundraiser for Maine’s oldest living history center. FMI: www.norlands.org or 207-897-4366.

Veteran’s Day Remembrance Dinner and Civil War Program Saturday, November 12, 2016. Limited Seating. Tickets must be purchased in advance. An annual tribute honoring local Civil War Veterans and highlighting the role of Livermore’s Washburn family in the war. A heritage dinner is served in the farmer’s cottage and is followed by readings and period music in the Ladies’ Parlor in the 1867 Washburn Mansion. FMI: www.norlands. org or 207-897-4366.

Christmas at Norlands Saturday, December 10, 2016. Enjoy a winter celebration in the 19th-century. See the elegantly-decorated Washburn mansion, take a horse-drawn sleigh ride, sing a Christmas carol, make a period craft, meet the school’marm in the District #7 one-room schoolhouse, and more! A cookie walk fundraiser benefits the new barn. FMI: www.norlands.org or 207-897-4366.



June 18, 2016 9th 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) 500-2464



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a lovely summer evening with peers, family and friends. Hosted by Chisholm Trails in Jay, this volunteer-led 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


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) 500-2464

JULY 24 Source to Sea Day 12 Livermore Falls to Twin Bridges 8:30 am - 3 pm

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AUGUST AUGUST 6 Jay Historical Society Annual Open House 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 5 & 6 34rd 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-to-date information on wiltonbbf.com or call Shannon Smith at (207) 778-4726.

AUGUST 6 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.

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The festival showcases innovative, experimental and improvisational performers. Over 40 artists meet to be inspired and share their heart and tal-



ent 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 27-28 30th Annual 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

SEPTEMBER 17 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 24 Apple Pumpkin Festival Recreation Field, Livermore Falls. 10 a.m. till 3 p.m. See page 12 for more information..

SEPTEMBER SEPTEMBER 11 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

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September 24, 2016 Apple Pumpkin Festival Recreation Fields, Livermore Falls 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. 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) 500-2464 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



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September 30 14th 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 OCTOBER 14 & 15 13th 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 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.


DECEMBER 10 Christmas at Norlands Open house, crafts, music, hay rides living history and much more!! FMI: www.norlands.org or (207) 897-4366.

JANUARY JANUARY 27, 2017 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) 500-2464.

FEBRUARY FEBRUARY 11, 2017 Wilton Fish and Game 3nd 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

December 3 Chester Greenwood Day Downtown Farmington Parade at 11 am, Flag Raising, Chili Contest, and more. FMI: franklincountymaine.org

DECEMBER TBA Spruce Mountain Ski Slope Opening Day Livermore. FMI: www.sprucemountain.org or call (207) 897-4090.

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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


APRIL APRIL 22 & 23, 2017 Lions Club Home and Living Show 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 18, 2017 23rd Annual Home and Leisure Show Mount Blue High School, Farmington. 9 a.m. till 2 p.m. Event includes food, music, giveaways and activities for all ages. FMI: franklincountymaine.org or call (207) 778-4215.

MARCH 26, 2017 Maine Maple Sunday 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

MARCH 26, 2017 Maple Sugaring in the 19th Century 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) 897-4366.

MAY MAY 26, 2017 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

MAY 29, 2017 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, 2017 Annual Plant Sale Community Building and Public Library, 22 Church St., Livermore. 8 a.m. till 1 p.m. FMI: 897-7173.

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3rd Annual Lions Club Home and Living Show, April 22 & 23, 2017 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.



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MAINE FAIRS IN 2016 JUNE 24 - 25 Maple Meadow Fair Festival @ Mapleton

JULY 1-4 Houlton Fair @ Houlton A small fair featuring livestock, crafts, midway and state entertainment.

7 - 10 Ossipee Valley Fair @ South Hiram Old-fashion fair, unique exhibit halls, lots of livestock, midway, drag racing, animal pull events.

15 - 17 Waterford World’s Fair @ North Waterford 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

21 - 24 Pittston Fair @ Pittston Small, family-oriented country fair. Midway, animal pulling events, childrens games, Strawberry Festival.

29-Aug 7 Bangor State Fair @ Bangor

hibits, crafts, commercial exhibits, flower show.

29-Aug 6 Northern Maine Fair @ Presque Isle Large family fair, lots of rides and exhibits, horse pulling, harness racing, tractor pulling, demo derby.

AUGUST 4-7 Monmouth Fair @ Monmouth A small family agricultural fair with midway, animal exhibits, crafts and animal pull events.

9 - 14 Topsham Fair @ Topsham Agricultural exhibits, animal pull events, 4-H, crafts, midway and harness racing.

11 - 20 Skowhegan State Fair @ Skowhegan A large agricultural fair featuring a huge midway, animal exhibits, crafts, commercial exhibits, flower show, animal pull events and harness racing.

24 - 25 Maine Farm Days @ Clinton 20 - 27 Union Fair @ Union A large family fair famous for the annual State of Maine Wild Blueberry Festival. Large midway, crafts, animal pull events, harness racing.

A large family fair featuring a midway, animal ex-

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25 - 28 Piscataquis Valley Fair @ Dover Foxcroft

2-5 Harmony Free Fair @ Harmony

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.

25 - 28 Acton Fair @ Acton

8 - 11 Clinton Lions Agricultural Fair @ Clinton

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

Clinton Family oriented agricultural fair with animal and mechanical pulling utstanding midway, exhibit halls, stage entertainment and woodsmen contest.


9 - 11 Litchfield Fair @ Litchfield

AUG 28 - 5 Windsor Fair @ Windsor

Country fair with large midway, agricultural exhibits, livestock, animal pull events. Historical fair museum.

A large, progressive fair with extensive agricultural, art/crafts exhibits. Large midway, animal pull events, harness racing and mechanical pulling.

11 - 17 Oxford County Fair @ Oxford

1-5 Blue Hill Fair @ Blue Hill

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

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

16 - 18 New Portland Lion’s Fair @ N. New Portland

2-5 Springfield Fair @ Springfield

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

Stage shows, animal and mechanical pulling, antique autos, midway, livestock exhibits.

18 - 24 Farmington Fair @ Farmington


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Large midway, exhibit halls, livestock exhibits, animal pull events, harness racing, demolition derby.


23 - 25 Common Ground Fair @ Unity

2-9 Fryeburg Fair @ Fryeburg

A celebration of rural life, demonstrations, MaineOrganic produced foods and crafts as well as livestock exhibits.

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

25 - Oct 1 Cumberland Fair @ Cumberland Center Large exhibit halls, midway and livestock exhibits. Animal pull events and harness racing.

Town of Livermore Falls Town Office: Monday Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 8:30 to 4:00 pm closed to the public on Wednesdays 897-3321 For Information

Selectmen: 1st & 3rd Tuesdays, 6:30 pm Library: 897-3631 Recycling & Transfer Station: Tues., Thurs., & Sat. 8 am to 4 pm Emergency Numbers: 911 SMALL TOWN, QUIET LIVING, SAFE STREETS www.livermorefallsmaine.org


340 Main Street, Jay, ME 04239 897-6785 TOWN OFFICE HOURS: (effective July 1st) M, T, F 8 am to 4 pm W 12 pm to 4 pm TH 8 am to 5 pm


Police 911, Fire 911, Ambulance 911


Select Board: 2nd & 4th Mondays

PLANNING BOARD: Meets second Tuesday

NON-LICENSED FAIRS June 3&4 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.

Aug 27 & 28 Pembroke Farm & Horse Fair @ Pembroke Sept 10 Cornish Horsemen’s Day @ Cornish A day devoted to the Harness racing industry and history.

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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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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 private 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.

State of Maine—Trailered Access (Canton) This is the only boat launch in the region that provides access for boat trailers to the river. Follow

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Route 140 approximately 3.5 miles from Canton Village and turn right onto Dorey Road to reach the boat launch and parking area.

Riley Dam Access (Canton/Jay) 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.

Pine Island/Verso Paper Corp. Access (Jay) 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.

Otis Mill Access (Jay) 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.

Twin Bridges (Livermore Falls) 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.

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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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.


Bartlett Pond, Livermore


26 acres, max depth 26 ft Brook trout, rainbow smelt. Heavy annual brook trout stocking; reclaimed pond. No formal boat put in or parking.


Brettuns Pond, Livermore


Long Pond, Livermore

Round Pond, Livermore

166 acres, max depth 32 ft Brown trout, small-mouth bass, pickerel, white perch. Annually stocked with brook and brown trout. Ample off the road parking in a beautiful wooded parcel called “The Pines”.

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.

203 acres, max depth 18 ft Annually stocked with brook and brown trout.

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

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WALKING TRAILS, PARKS & FIELDS 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.


Foundry Trail, Livermore Falls

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.


French Falls River Walk , 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 Lane, which is located on Route 4/17 across from the Spruce Mountain High School. Directions: The entrance to French Falls is on French Falls Lane, right beside the Knights of Columbus Hall on Main Street, and across from the Spruce Mountain High School.


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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 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!


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 student-maintained tree farm, and an extensive geocaching network. The trails can be accessed from the Spruce Mountain High School parking area.

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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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

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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


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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CHILD SAFETY DAY - TOUCH A TRUCK EVENT Please join us Saturday, June 4, 2016 from 11-2 at Ranor Mechanical Inc, Main St in North Jay for this annual event! The Child Safety Day will help area children get their bikes ready for the summer season. The Bike Coalition of Maine will be fitting children with helmets and setting up an obstacle course for the children to ride through, while practicing bike safety. The local police departments will be there to do fingerprinting cards for the parents to keep of their children. The local fire departments there teaching fire safety.

Ready Freddy there to educated for national disasters. This year a new attraction for the children will be a Touch a Truck event. Touch-a-Truck is a community wide event where kids young and the young at heart, have a chance to see, touch, interact with a learn about dozens of cool vehicles. From fire trucks to tractor trailers, police cars, cranes and more! This year’s event is sponsored by US Cellular and ABT Plumbing and Heating.

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TOWN RECREATION AREAS/FIELDS Livermore Recreation Fields

Town to fill out a Recreational Area Use Form and to reserve the field. 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.


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

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The Jay Recreation Area, Jay

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

And Winter Family Festival

February 11th, 2017 11am - 3pm The Spruce Mountain Sled-In and Winter Family Festival is an annual community event that is now being held at the French Falls Recreation Area in Jay. The event is held each year on the second Saturday in February and attracts hundreds of participants with free fun for all ages! The Festival includes a sledding mountain, sleigh rides, ice skating, snow sculpture contest, snowshoe races, delicious food and great raffles from area businesses. Come enjoy the toasty bonfire as you take in all the activities around you. The Whistle Stop Trail runs directly beside the Rec Area so you can ride your sled right to the festival. Parking for vehicles is also available. Mainer’s know how to have fun in the cold, so come join us for this incredible Winter Family Festival! For more information, check us out on Facebook.



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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 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.

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.

Snowmobile Clubs Andy Valley Riders PO Box 307 Jay ME 04239 (207) 897-6613

Jug Hill Riders PO Box 462 Livermore Falls ME 04254 (207) 897-3566

Livermore Trail Blazers 10 Crash Rd. Livermore ME 04253 (207) 897-3504

All-Terrain Vehicle Clubs Brettuns Wheelers PO Box 673 Livermore, ME 04253 (207) 897-5501

Canton Trail Riders PO Box 604 Canton, ME 04221 (207) 597-2700

Western Maine ATV Club PO Box 132 Wilton, ME 04294

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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.

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Locally Grown, Locally Made

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) 7543500.

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 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) 491-7280 for ordering and wholesale. FMI: joel@berryfruitfarm.com or www.berryfruitfarm.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.


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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.

CHRISTMAS TREES Moose Hill Farm 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 a complete list of Maine orchards or those participating in Maine Apple Sunday visit http://maineapples.org/

BLUEBERRIES Wilton Blueberry 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-yourown 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. For more information on other Christmas tree growers, visit http://www.mainechristmastree.com.

Located at 83 McLaughlin Road in Wilton. This farm offers pick-your-own blueberries, or you can

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MAPLE SYRUP Boothby’s Orchard 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.

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) 645-2328 or pti@megalink.net.

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

STRAWBERRIES Berry Fruit Farm 361 Crash Rd., Livermore Pick your own strawberries and raspberries. Call for picking times 897-4767

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) 6853532. For a list of area growers visit http://www.me living. com/strawberries/picking.shtml.

361 Crash Rd., Livermore For more information and picking times call (207) 897-4767

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

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Cultural Attractions

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:

Holmes-Crafts Homestead

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.

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.

Fayette Historical Society

Jay Fire Museum

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.

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 two-wheeled hose cart. The Jay Fire Association oversees the museum. Call (207) 897-3953 for viewing arrangements.

Antique & Vintage Snowmobile Gallery


REALTY GROUP LLC. 75 Main St. Livermore Falls

Karen Whittemore 207-512-6136

Katie Whittemore

(207) 897-4315 Jocelyn Mosher-Collins 207-779-7345

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Margaret Leclarc 207-320-0900



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 centuries. 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.

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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) 778-2042.

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) 265-2023 or www.skimuseumofmaine.org.

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Titcomb House 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.

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.

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.


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Wilton Farm & Home Museum 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

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Churches, Libraries and Schools LIVERMORE Gibbs Mill Road Baptist Church 97 Gibbs Mill Road (207) 491-9415

North Livermore Baptist Church 619 Federal Road (207) 897-5377

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.


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

Fayette Baptist Church

25 Church Street (207)897-2656

39 Baldwin Hill Road (207) 685-9492

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

JAY Bartlett Memorial United Methodist Church East Dixfield Road (207) 645-4885

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

Moose Hill Free Will Baptist Church 30 Record Road (207)897-2656

United Pentecostal Church 10 Union Street (207)897-4995


Faith Way Baptist Church

Jay-Niles Memorial Library

66 Hyde Road (207) 897-9333

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)

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

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

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

Seventh Day Adventist Church Oak Street (207) 897-7140

Son Shine Ministries Word of Faith 99 Main Street (207) 897-5700

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Livermore Public Library 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.



Treat Memorial Library 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.

Underwood Memorial Library 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.

SCHOOLS 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 education center, enriching community programming and higher learning options. As a result of this consolidated educational system, the schools provide comprehensive learning options for students and the community. The system has four facilities and a central office complex attached to the adult education center. RSU 73 is actively working on a current alignment of national standards for core academic courses.

Spruce Mountain Middle School (207) 897-4319

Spruce Mountain Primary School (207) 897-3355

Spruce Mountain Elementary School (207) 897-5719

Spruce Mountain Adult & Community Education Center (207) 897-6406 Located at 9 Cedar Street in Livermore Falls, members of the community are encouraged to come in and experience all that our multi-faceted center has to offer. From enrichment courses where you can advance your baking, quilting, welding or painting abilities to obtaining a high school equivalency diploma, discovering the rigors of higher education in our College Transitions program, or attending college courses via ITV located on our site; we are here to help! Call today to see how we can assist you in your journey of life-long learning.

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.

Fayette Central School (207)685-4770 Fayette Central School is an elementary school for Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 5 students.

HIGHER EDUCATION Spruce Mountain High School 33 Community Drive, Jay (207) 897-4336; 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 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 comes from Spruce Mountain located in Jay, Maine. For generations, students from both high schools have skied at the mountain making it an appropriate name for the school.



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) 491-2752 www.franklinnetwork.org

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Investing in Our Future

MAIN-LAND Bob Berry, owner of Main-Land Development Consultants Inc., has purchased Murray Hall from Verso Paper. Main-Land will renovate and move into the building in 2016. Main-Land is an engineering, surveying and environmental sciences consulting company that helps people and organizations to understand, develop and protect their land. For 42 years Main-Land has provided these services to landowners, developers, municipalities and state and federal governments, including planning, surveying, soil testing, environmental mapping, engineering, road construction and permitting across the state. Some of Main-Land’s planning and engineering projects include the Oxford Casino, the expansion of the base lodge at Saddleback Mountain ski resort and the Moose Landing Marina in Naples. “Main-Land has grown to the point where we could no longer stay in our current building on Church Street,” said

Berry. “We had to move to a larger facility in order to grow and continue serving our expanding client base and market sectors.” Murray Hall was built in the 1920s. The building burned in 1957, and was rebuilt in 1958 as the building seen today at 69 Main St. Livermore Falls. MainLand will not offer the building for community functions as it is currently being used, as the renovation will change the nature of the facility, according to Berry. However, the building will continue to be called Murray Hall and be maintained as an important part of the character of Main Street in Livermore Falls. “We want to be sensitive to the historic nature of this building,” said Berry. “This building was built by a Livermore Falls business. We intend that a Livermore Falls business will continue at this facility. We have great respect for our papermaking founders, and hope to carry on in their tradition of commerce and community service.”

POLYCOR In 2015, Polycor purchased the North Jay Granite Quarry and began development of the quarry and construction of a curbing plant. Their intent is to become a granite curbing supplier for the U.S. market, primarily in New England. Projections include the creation of 20 direct and 20 indirect jobs created through their development along with approximately three million dollars per year injected in to the local economy. The North Jay Granite Quarry was one of the first industries to come to the Town of Jay. It became active in the 1880’s and it flourished for half a century. The light colored stone made the granite popular throughout the nation. Stones were cut for curbing and paving as well as building materials. There are structures of national and state

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importance throughout the United States including Grant’s Tomb in New York City; the Penn Mutual Life Insurance Co. building in Philadelphia; and City Hall in Portland, Maine. The North Jay White Granite Park was opened in 2005. The Park includes a one-mile walking trail that meanders through an old orchard as well as through a marked hiking and interpretive trail that leads to a beautiful gazebo and amazing views of the Quarry and the Town. Near the parking area is a small kiosk where visitors from around the world find information about the park and the Quarry. The Park is very family-friendly with easy hiking as well as picnic tables and benches throughout. The Park is accessed from Woodman Hill Road and is free to the public.





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Crayon Country Developmental Preschool Regional School Unit 73 Central Maine Community College


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


Androscoggin Land Trust Greater Franklin Development Council Jay, Livermore, Livermore Falls Chamber Jay, Livermore Falls Lions Club The Wilton Group United Way of the Tri-Valley Area


Bailey Brothers Inc. Donovan’s Auto Sales Franklin Chrysler, Inc Hilltop Collision Center


The Bradford Boothby House Wilson Lake Inn



455 East Jay Rd., Jay 9 Cedar St., Livermore Falls 1250 Turner St., Auburn

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

86 Main St., Ste. 201, Auburn 165 Front St., Farmington PO Box 458, Livermore Falls PO Box 33, Livermore Falls PO Box 1134, Wilton 218 Fairbanks Rd., Farmington

12 Park St., Livermore Falls 267 Rte. 202, Greene 484 Wilton Rd., Farmington 508 Main St., Jay androscogginlandtrust.org greaterfranklin.com jay-livermore-lf.org lionsclubs.org wiltongroup.org uwtva.org

baileybrosford.com donovansauto.com franklinchrysler.com

mainehoneycrisp.com wilsonlakeinn.com


(207) 897-4555 (207) 897-6722 rsu73.org (207) 755-5100 cmcc.edu

207-931-8831 (207) 897-3951 (207) 897-4283 (207) 645-5109 ranormech.com/

(207) 782-2302 (207) 778-5887 (207) 500-2464 (207) 320-0604 (207) 645-4755 (207) 778-5048

(207) 897-3965 (207) 946-7515 (207) 778-9500 (207) 897-2300

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



366 Boothby Road, Livermore 183 Lake Rd., Wilton




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Maple Lane Golf Course


Bragdon-Finley Funeral Home Finley Funeral Home


Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice Fitness Stylz Franklin Community Health Network Healthy Community Coalition Keiran Chiropractic, PA

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


A Serendipity Moment Shaky Barn Farm Gardens The Flower Barn


Ameriprise Financial Androscoggin Bank Franklin Savings Bank Otis Federal Credit Union


Frantasia Festival of Out Music & Art Wilton Blueberry Festival




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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

295 Maple Ln., Livermore

707 Main St., Monmouth 15 Church St., Livermore Falls

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

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

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

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


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

(207) 897-3770

(207) 933-4444 (207) 897-3588

ahch.org FitnessStylz.com fchn.org fchn.org/hcc KeiranChiro.com


finleyfuneralhome.com finleyfuneralhome.com



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Email: aserendipitymoment@Icloud.com facebook.com/Shakybarn theflowerbarnjaymaine.com

ameripriseadvisors.com androscogginbank.com franklinsavings.bank otisfcu.coop

frantasiafestival.com/ wiltonbbf.com


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

(207) 500-9055 (207) 491-9797 (207) 897-5226

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

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


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


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


Kyes Insurance Varney Agency


Pine Tree Orthopedic Lab, Inc. Spruce Mountain Pharmacy Total Eclipse Reflexology Western Maine Family Health Center



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

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

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

175 Park St., Livermore Falls 3 Tweedie St., Jay 11 Intervale Rd, Jay 16 Depot St., Livermore Falls


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

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

(207) 645-4062 (207) 897-7173 (207) 897-3117 (207) 645-5079 (207) 897-3631 (207) 897-4366

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

(207) 897-5558 (207) 897-9080 (207) 692-4694 (207) 897-4345


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

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

treat.lib.me.us norlands.org

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

kyesinsurance.com varneyagency.com


pinetreeorthopedic.com sprucemtrx.com






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A Serendipity Moment Don’s Stove Shop, Inc. Hannaford Supermarket Howie’s Welding & Fabrication, Inc. Inside Out Indoor Garden Supply Pine Tree Orthopedic Lab, Inc. Shaky Barn Farm Gardens Shippers Express US Cellular Agent Shippers Express Tanning Hut


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


Kathleen Szostek, e-Pro The Maine Real Estate Network The Whittemore Realty Group LLC Pine Ridge Mobile Home Park


Boothby’s Orchard & Farm Winery Berry Fruit Farm


Town of Jay Town of Livermore Town of Livermore Falls



30 Main Street, Livermore Falls 113 River Rd., Livermore 5 Jay Plaza Lane, Jay 1148 Main St., Jay 1766 Federal Rd., Livermore Falls 175 Park St., Livermore Falls 504 Boothby Rd., Livermore 72 Main St., Livemore Falls 190 Main St., Jay



mainehoneycrisp.com www.berryfruitfarm.com

jay-maine.org LivermoreMaine.org LivermoreFallsMaine.org


(207) 500-9055 Email: aserendipitymoment@Icloud.com (207) 897-4200 donsstoveshop.com (207) 897-4376 (207) 645-2581 howieswelding.com (207) 897-2221 www.insideoutindoorgardensupply.com (207) 897-5558 pinetreeorthopedic.com (207) 491-9797 facebook.com/Shakybarn (207) 897-2700 (207) 897-2220

(207) 897-4031 chuckwagon-restaurant.com (207) 897-2117 (207) 897-2122 (207) 645-9500 calzolaiopasta.com

(207) 897-4315 (207) 524-5771

75 Main St., Livermore Falls 19 Dawns Way, Leeds

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

(207) 212-0760

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

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


34 Center St., Auburn

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

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


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Aptuitiv Boothby-Perry, LLC BMA Holdings Castonguay Meats 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. Main-Land Development Consultants, Inc. RCCM Cleaning Services, Inc. Ronald G. Aseltine, Esq. P.A. Rural Community Action Ministry Skelton, Taintor and Abbott Sunshine Pools T & T Lawn Care Ted Berry Company Two Sisters Catering WMCA Career Center


Ski Depot Spruce Mountain Pharmacy Sunshine Pools The Flower Barn Ware-Butler, Inc.

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224 Broadway, Farmington 22 School House Rd., Turner PO Box 303 Livermore Falls 252 Gibbs Mill Rd., Livermore 41 Sanders Rd., Livermore Falls 113 River Rd., Livermore 295 Main St., Wilton 127 Intervale Rd., Jay 28 Jewell Street #6, Jay 140 Shackley Hill Rd., Livermore 328 Main St., Jay 42 Church Street, Livermore Falls 138A Tessier Road, Jay, ME 42 Main Street, Livermore Falls 81 Churchill Rd., Leeds 95 Main St., Auburn 1381 Main St., Jay P.O. Box 611, Livermore 521 Federal Road, Livermore, ME 166 Franklin Rd., Jay 865 US Route 2 East, Wilton

12 Ridley Rd., Jay 3 Tweedie St., Jay 1381 Main St., Jay 160 Main St., Jay 33 Depot St., Livermore Falls


ski-depot.com sprucemtrx.com www.sunshinepoolsmaine.com theflowerbarnjaymaine.com warebutler.com


(207) 860-4040 www.aptuitiv.com (207) 225-5044 boothbyperry.com (207) 578-1005 (207) 897-4989 castonguaymeats.com (207) 754-4460 www.daydreaminkennel.com (207) 897-4200 donsstoveshop.com (207)645-4449 www.expenet.com (207) 897-2487 (207) 897-5341 (207) 897-5945 (207) 897-2748 mainesurveying.com (207) 897-6752 www.main-landdci.com (207) 897-2083 (207) 897-5597 www.aseltinelaw.com (207) 524-5095 www.rcam.net (207) 784-3200 www.skeltontaintorabbott.net (207) 645-7516 www.sunshinepoolsmaine.com (207) 897-2438 www.tandtlawncare.org (207) 897-3348 www.tedberrycompany.com (207) 897-2122 (207) 645-5800 wmca.org

(207) 897-5445 (207) 897-9080 (207) 645-7516 (207) 897-5226 (207) 897-3861



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ABT Plumbing Heating Cooling LLC 48 Androscoggin Savings bank Inside Cover Kachnovich Land Surveying inc. Bailey Brothers Inc. 15 Ken’s Appliance Berry Fruit Farm 32 Kyes Insurance Agency Boothby Perry LLC 18 Main-Land Development Consultants Boothby’s Farm Market 31 Otis Federal Credit Union Calzolaio Pasta Company 12 Paris Farmer’s Union Castonguay Excavation 29 Pine Tree Orthopedic lab Castonguay Meats 37 R. S. Osgood & Sons Chuck Wagon 17 R. S. Pidacks Inc. Collins Enterprises 24 RCCM Cleaning Crayon Country Preschool 12 Shippers Express US Cellular Don’s Stove Shop 20 Shippers Express U-Haul Donovan’s Auto Sales 7 Spruce Mountain Pharmacy E L Vining and Son Inc. 15 Stevenson’s Strawberries Finley Funeral Home 22 The Whittemore Realty Group Franklin Chrysler 11 Total Eclipse Franklin Printing 29 Town of Jay Franklin Community Health Network Back Page Town of Livermore Franklin Savings Bank Inside Back Town of Livermore Falls Hammond Lumber 37 Two Sisters Catering Howie’s Welding & Fabrication 23 Western Maine Family Health Center Inside Out Indoor Garden Supply 16 Wilson Lake Inn Johnny Castonguay Logging 14 Wilton Blueberry Festival



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Government Officials

Jeffrey Timberlake

Blaine House, Augusta, Maine Subject to changes in November 2016 Election

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

State Representative Paul Gilbert

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

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

U. S. Senator Susan Collins, R

State Senator John Patrick

Governor Paul LePage, 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

U.S. Representative Bruce Poliquin, R 179 Lisbon Street Lewiston, ME 04240 (207) 784-0768

State Senator Tom Saviello 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 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



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

Livermore Admin. Assistant Amy Byron 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

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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, Bob Berry, Christine Fournier, Paul Soucie, Sue Donovan, Becky Rider, Bruce Adams, as well as Franklin Group employees Mike Blanchet, Laurie Ringer, and graphic designer Thomas Poulin 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 writers and photographers for their contributions to this guide, Dr. Cory St. Denis, Barry Matulaitis, Robyn Raymond and Shiloh Lafreniere. Copyright 2016-2017 Jay, Livermore, Livermore Falls Chamber of Commerce and The Franklin Group.

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We are community

There’s something different about a Community Bank. At Franklin Savings Bank, it’s at the core of everything we do, from sponsoring free ski nights, serving community dinners and lighting up the Relay for Life, to funding college scholarships, teaching kids to save and helping fire departments purchase life-saving equipment. We are community. We are the only locally-owned bank in Franklin County and are proud to have been serving our communities since 1868.

Why would anyone bank anywhere else?

Find us on FACEBOOK Facebook.com/FranklinSavings

www.FranklinSavings.Bank 897-3982 - 800-287-0752 9 Main Street, Jay

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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2016 Jay, Livermore, Livermore Falls Area Guide  

Chamber of Commerce Area Guide 2016-2017 - at the center of the Androscggin River Valley. www.jay-lovermore-lf.org

2016 Jay, Livermore, Livermore Falls Area Guide  

Chamber of Commerce Area Guide 2016-2017 - at the center of the Androscggin River Valley. www.jay-lovermore-lf.org