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Volume 13 Issue 9 October 2015

Postal Customer Lewiston, ME 04240


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Email Flows

The flow of e-mails over the transom here at Storyteller Central has slowed a bit now that our summer visitors‚ (sometimes known affectionately in town as “summer complaints) have packed up and gone home. But people from away are still sending e-mails to me, hoping get answers to one question or another. For example Peter from Virginia e-mailed: “John, We’ve been staying a few weeks in a nice cottage on the grounds of a resort on the coast. While here we

first want you to know how much we enjoyed reading your column in the weekly newspaper. After reading a few of your pieces we thought you’d probably be able to answer a question for us. Several tourist brochures we’ve seen boast that Maine is a four-season resort‚ yet people we’ve met and talked to, people who live here year-round chuckle, at the idea. Who’s right? Is Maine a four-season resort or isn’t it?� Thanks for the e-mail Peter. I think I’ve seen some of those brochures that boast of our mythical four seasons‚ but after living year-round in Maine for as long as I have I only wonder where these people learned to count. Here in the USA we have

freedom of speech and that freedom even extends to our tourist promotion people. You can say - for tourist promotion purposes - that Maine has four seasons. But in fairness you should quickly mention that it is possible to get snowed on in at least three maybe even four of thoe seasons. Then, of course, there’s “mud season,� for which no use has yet to be found. I can hear some of you now: “John, are you serious? Snow in four out of four seasons?� Listen, here in Maine many of us haven’t trusted the weather ever since the infamous winter of 1816, a year still known in these parts as “The year without a summer.� “Are you serious, John, 1816? It’s time to give it a

rest - 1816 was over 185 years ago!� I hear some of you saying. Yes it was a while ago, but some of us still enjoy talking about it Here in Maine we learn in history about the year 1816 and how here in the northeastern United States and southeastern Canada there was a killing frost and bad snow storms in all twelve months. Trying to explain the abnormal weather some quacks‚ of the time - yes, they had quacks back then, too - tried to blame the cold weather on poor Ben Franklin and his slick new invention, the lightening rod, that was being installed on top of barns and houses all over the place. As these quacks saw it, lightening was made up of

intense heat, Ben’s new invention was interfering with the life of lightening, therefore Ben and Ben alone was most likely responsible for all the heat being lost. Later, when we learned a little more about this crazy planet, it was thought that the cold weather - more than likely - was caused by a number of large volcanic eruptions that occurred on the other side of the world in 1814-1815 in places like the Philippines and Indonesia. I know it’s a long-winded answer to a simple question, Peter, but sometimes there’s no way around it. In a related e-mail, Will from Newport writes: “John, we’ve just retired to Maine and will be spending our first fall here. What do people around here do in

the fall?� Thanks for the e-mail, Will. Most new arrivals like you spend a lot of time in early fall wondering things like: What ever happened to summer? Once you’ve more or less dealt with that question you can get down to doing what you probably should have been doing in the first place: Wondering if you’ve done everything necessary to get ready for winter, which is bearing down on our state like a runaway freight train. Hope you have a nice fall and are all ready when the first snow arrives, which will most likely be sooner than we think. n

How does an antiques buyer choose the best buys? What is a fair price? What is the best way to sell your items? These are not easy questions, says Daniel Buck Soules. “The answers depend on what part of the country you’re in, and what you are buying, especially in this ever-changing mar-

ket.� Soules will be the speaker at the next meeting of the Androscoggin Historical Society on Tuesday, Sept. 22 at 7 p.m. at the Society’s headquarters on the third floor of the County Building, 2 Turner St. An elevator is available. There is no charge for attending, but donations are accepted.

He will discuss likely places to find good antiques and paintings as well as what to look for in today’s antiques and collectibles market, and will answer questions. The Lisbon Falls resident, who lives in an early 19th century farmhouse with his wife and step-son, has been an antiques appraiser and

auctioneer for more than 40 years. For the past several years, Soules has lived and worked in Maine. His office is at 501 Lisbon Road (Route 196) in Lisbon. Traveling frequently to work with clients, he’s sometimes recognized by people who have seen him on television; for 11 years he appeared as an indepen-

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Union Laws Apply to Non-Union Workplaces:

Non-solicitation and non-distribution policies even where there is no union

Submitted by Rebecca Webber No union? Your business still needs to pay attention to the National Labor Relations Act. The issue getting a lot of attention is facebook messages and what can be done about them when employees slam their bosses or employer’s business but there are other issues too, and those apply to non-unionized workplaces as well as places with unions. The Supreme Court has long held that the right of employees to communicate with one another regarding self-organization at the job site is protected by Section 7 of the National Labor Relations Act. Section 7 is the part of the National Labor Relations Act (“NLRA”) that gives employees the right to self-organization. This part of the NLRA applies to non-unionized workplaces as well as places with unions. Section 8 is the portion of the NLRA that makes it illegal to interfere with the rights set out in Section 7 and describes what are called “unfair labor practices.” Prohibiting union solicitation but allowing other types of solicitation would be called an unfair

labor practice. The right to communicate set out in Section 7 encompasses the right to distribute union literature. The Court has affirmed this right in a variety of settings. See, e.g., Beth Israel Hosp. v. NLRB, 437 U.S. 483, 507 (1978) (holding that a hospital violates Section 8(a)(1) by preventing an employee from distributing union materials “during nonworking time in nonworking areas, where the facility has not justified the prohibition as necessary to avoid disruption of health-care operations or disturbance of the patients”). Limits on distribution policies apply to email as well. An employer may not single out union-related messages for harsher treatment, whether explicitly in its policy or by enforcing a policy only against union communications. For example, if an employer allows employees to send personal messages using company email, it must allow them to send union-related email messages. Similarly, an employer that allows employees to solicit coworkers on behalf of various organizations may not prohibit messages soliciting on behalf of a

union. Limits imposed with a union in mind will need to be evaluated in terms of all the nonunion solicitation and distribution that often takes place in any workplace. For example, as one court noted, the employer, a hospital, “had permitted use of the cafeteria for other types of solicitation, including fund drives, which, if not to be equated with union solicitation in terms of potential for generating controversy, at least indicates that the hospital regarded the cafeteria as sufficiently commodious to admit solicitation and distribution without disruption.” Beth Israel Hosp. v. N.L.R.B., 437 U.S. at 502-03. The Court did acknowledge that union activity was recognized as possibly generating behavior that was “undesirable in the hospital's cafeteria,” but held that there were “less restrictive means of regulating organizational activity” that were more focused on the precise harm to be avoided. In other words, if the concern is noise, limit noise, but not all union gatherings; if the concern is crowding, limit meetings to less crowded times rather than impose a


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blanket prohibition. In another case, the employer allowed a wide variety of solicitations – without discipline – including solicitations at work stations for Girl Scout cookies, ‘beach balm’ suntan lotion, March of Dimes, United Way, Secretary’s Day, and Boss’ Day, and ‘going away’ parties, birthday parties, and other social occasions. In addition, conversation was not limited to just work but included a wide range of subjects unrelated to work, with no resultant counseling. In contrast, an employee soliciting on behalf of a union was disciplined for both discussing and soliciting the signing of a union card. That employer was found in violation of the NLRA. Guidelines: 1. Don’t wait and update/revise/review policies until after union activity has already begun. 2. Decide what the harms are that the policy is intended to prevent: disruption of customer service? Customers seeing disturbing information? Noise? Crowding? Distraction during working times as opposed to breaks or off duty periods? Don’t suddenly have a concern about

noise, though, for example, just at the same time someone first posts a piece of union literature on a bulletin board. 3. Draft a policy that is focused on doing just what is necessary to accomplish those goals and address the identified concerns. 4. Don’t have a policy that allows unlimited exceptions so long as approved by someone in management. 5. Don’t have a policy that forbids union activity, or that is used to discipline an employee for union activity, when other solicitation activity is allowed. 6. Don’t have an access policy that forbids solicitation and distribution in areas where nonunion solicitations and distributions have taken place in the past. 7. Do have a policy that limits access solely with respect to the interior of the facility and other working areas; “mixed use” areas or areas that have been used for solicitation in nonunion activities cannot be limited in terms of the content of the use by employees and discussion allowed. 8. Do disseminate the policy to all employees, not just the ones engag-

ing in activities associated with unions. 9. Do have a policy that applies to off-duty employees seeking access to the facility for any purpose (or base the limits on criteria like location and whether interfering with customer service). You can have exceptions that allow access by employees in their capacity not as employees but as customers/patients/visitors themselves with that access simply requiring that employees in those capacities follow the same rules as any other customer/patient/visitor. This article is not legal advice but should be considered as general guidance in the area of employment and corporate law. Rebecca Webber is an employment attorney; others at the firm handle business and other matters. You can contact us at 784-3200 (telephone). Skelton, Taintor & Abbott is a full service law firm providing legal services to individuals, companies, and municipalities throughout Maine. It has been in operation since its founding in 1853. n

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USM Features Maine State Historian

Instructors honored at October 1 dinner at USM Lewiston Auburn Senior College Row 1, Hugh Keene, Robert Bowyer, Leonard Sharon, Anita Poulin, Leelaine Picker, Pauline Fortier;Row 2, Ethelind Wright, Alene Staley, Karen Bernier, Patricia Vampatella, Jean Roy, Joanne Lebel, June Spear; Row 3, Crystal Ward, David Bernier, Dorothy Rupert, Barbara Oliver, Alan Elze.

Earle G. Shettleworth, Jr., Maine State Historian, was the featured speaker at the USM Lewiston Auburn Senior College’s “Honor the Instructors” Dinner October 1. He announced it was his first

day of retirement and that he was off to a running start with his first speaking engagement! His presentation featured slide pictures of historic buildings in Lewiston Auburn from

the 1800s. Many are still standing today. He elaborated on the history of each building and its status to day, some of them long gone. He said Lewiston Auburn has a treasure trove of historic

Earle G. Shettleworth, Jr., Maine State Historian, speaking on Historic Buildings in Lewiston and Auburn at USM LA Senior College.

buildings and preservation of these magnificent buildings is most important. Shettleworth became interested in historic preservation as a teenager with the demolition of Portland’s Union Station in 1961. A native of Port-

land, this spurred young Shettleworth to join the Sills Committee in 1962 which founded the Greater Portland Landmarks in 1964. A graduate of Colby College and Boston University, he received honorary doctorates from Bowdoin College and the Maine College of Art Shettleworth was appointed by Governor Curtis to serve on the first Board of the Maine Historic Preservation Commission in 1971 for which he became Architectural Historian in 1973 and Director in 1976. He has lectured and written extensively on Maine history and architecture, his most recent publication being “Homes Down East” which he co-authored in 2014. With retirement here, he has completed 42 years in

Mainers Named to USA Sledge Hockey Team

Monica Quimby

The coaches and staff of the US Women’s Sledge Hockey Team are proud to announce the roster for the 2015/2016 season. There were 17 players selected to the team this year, including former Turner resident Monica Quimby and Christy Gardner of Lewiston. This year’s selection camp was held in Lewiston at The Androscoggin Bank Colisee and was attended by a record 28 talented female sledge hockey players

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who were competing for the privilege of playing on the team. Throughout the weekend the players participated in two practices and two intrasquad games after which the team was selected by Head Coach Shawna Davidson and Assistant Coach Rose Misiewicz. Of the 17 players selected to the team, typically 15 of those will travel to each event we attend this season. Additionally, we are excited to announce that because of the number of

talented players we had in attendance, six players were selected to be a part of the first ever USA Women’s Developmental Sledge Hockey Team. That team’s schedule has yet to be determined. This year, the team is comprised of nine forwards, six defense and two goalies. This year’s’ returning players in alphabetical order by first name are Christy Gardner (ME), Erica Mitchell (Ill), Karen Smith (CT), Kelly Lavoie (CT), Kelsey DiClaudio

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(PA), Khrista Matthews (FL), Laurie Wood (VA), Monica Quimby (FL), Morgan Hosbrough (OH), Robynne Hill (CO) and Susie Kluting (MI). New players joining the roster this year are Brynn Duncan (MN), Elizabeth May-

berry (OH), Katie Ladlie (MO), Maddie Eberhard (NY) Rachel Grusse (CT), and Sarah Bettencourt (CA). The players who were selected to participate in the newly created development team are Abby Hess (CO), Karina Villegas (FL), Kelli Anne Stallkamp (OH), Laurel Lawson (GA), Leanne Smith (MA) and Liz Davis (Ill). Congratulations to all the players who were selected for the teams this year, and we look forward to an exciting season that will see us traveling to places such as Canada, Florida, Missouri, New Jersey, Arizona, Ohio, to name a few. n

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state service. Speakers at the dinner included USM President Glenn Cummings, USM LAC Dean Joyce Gibson and LA Sr. College Chair, Lucy Bisson. Accolades and expressions of gratitude were given to the instructors by the speakers for the instructors’ dedication in volunteering year after year and also for recruiting new instructors as well. Serving on the “Honor the Instructors” Committee were Sharon McGilvery, Chair; Edith Jordan, Grace Keene, Richard Lee and Donna Sweetser. n

Trick or Treat

Downtown Lewiston Trick or Treat to be held Friday, October 23 On Friday, October 23 from 4:00pm – 6:00pm the Androscoggin County Chamber of Commerce will be hosting a downtown Lewiston Trick or Treat! The fun will at begin at Dufresne Plaza, 72 Lisbon Street in Lewiston. Where the Chamber will be handing out reusable shopping/ trick or treat bags and maps listing all the participating businesses! More than 20 downtown businesses are planning on handing out goodies that evening and Argo Marketing will be hosting a haunted house! We are still signing businesses up to participate, contact Deborah at the Chamber at 783-2249 or for more information. Sponsorship opportunities are still available, contact the Chamber for more information! For more information on the Androscoggin County Chamber of Commerce, visit our website at n

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911 Memorial at Fire Station

Left: Lewiston fireman Rob Gayton rings the Fire Bell to remember the firefighters that died on September 11, 2001 while trying to rescue the hundreds of people trapped in the Twin Towers terrorist attack in New York City. The memorial service was held at Central Station. Right: Color Guard places a wreath of remembrance before Chaplain John Robbin read the Fireman’s Prayer. Mayor Robert MacDonald also shared some thoughts at the event.

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St. Mary’s Welcomes New Surgeon

St. Mary’s Surgical Associates announces Thomas L. Moore, MD has joined its team of general surgeons. Dr. Moore has an extensive clinical and military background. He was an Attending Surgeon in the US Army, Blanchfield Army Community Hospital in Fort Campbell, Kentucky. He completed his General Surgery Residency and Surgical Internship at Walter Reed Medical Center in Washington, DC. He earned his medical degree at University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. You can learn more about Dr. Moore and St. Mary’s Surgical Associates by visiting or calling 777-8650. n

CCU Helps Fight Hunger Locally

Christina Carter (Community Credit Union), Mike Garrett (Volunteer Coordinator for Trinity Julibee’s Food Pantry), and Kerry Wood (Community Credit Union)

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Aging Well Living Well Expo is a Success

Julie Daniels, Manager of Care Coordination at SeniorsPlus, works the crowd at the eighth annual Aging Well Living Well Expo presented by SeniorsPlus on October 2.

More than 200 people attended the eighth annual Aging Well Living Well Expo held Friday, October 2 at the Grand Summit Hotel and Conference Center at Sunday River in Bethel, Maine. Featuring workshops and

lectures, the day-long event was a learning opportunity for adults. The Aging Well Living Well Expo is presented annually by the nonprofit SeniorsPlus, the designated agency on aging for Western Maine. This

year’s Expo theme was Explore! Attendees were invited to explore necessary, serious learning, such as planning for the end of your life, as well as first-time explorations like playing the harmonica and woodcarving.

The almost 30 workshops presented at the Expo covered a range of topics including finance, health, exercise, cooking, crafts, and travel. The Expo began with a breakfast keynote address by Dr. Marilyn R. Gugliucci, Professor and Director, Geriatric Education and Research, Department of Geriatric Medicine, University of New England, College of Osteopathic Medicine (UNECOM). In her talk at the Expo, entitled “The Aging ‘Loco’motion: You Can’t Be Idle on a Moving Train,” she expounded on the importance of adapting and adjusting to healthy aging. SeniorsPlus is grateful for the support of its major sponsors of the Expo: Turner Publishing, Inc., Healey & Associates, CBRE/The Boulos

Attendees of the eighth annual Aging Well Living Well Expo presented by SeniorsPlus on October 2, enjoyed a keynote address by Dr. Marilyn R. Gugliucci, Professor and Director, Geriatric Education and Research, Department of Geriatric Medicine, University of New England, College of Osteopathic Medicine (UNECOM).

Company, AARP, AT&T, Central Maine Medical Center, Home Care for Maine, Martin’s Point Health Care, Beltone, and Lee Auto Malls of Maine. The mission of SeniorsPlus is to enrich the lives

of seniors and adults with disabilities. Established in 1972, the organization believes in supporting the independence, dignity, and quality of life of those we serve. n

Alexandria Dean Receives Skookum Award

Alexandria N. Dean of Lewiston, ME was recently named a recipient of the Skookum Award, an honor presented by Western New England University’s Alumni Association. The Skookum is awarded to students

who have demonstrated a commitment to excellence in all their endeavors: academics, co-curricular activities, sports, and community service. “Skookum” is the Native American Chinook Indian word meaning “excel-

lence.” Dean was one of 15 outstanding students to receive an award at the ceremony. Majoring in Arts and Entertainment Management, Alexandria is on the Executive Board for Campus Activities Board

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(CAB). She has chaired the Spirit and Homecoming Committee, the Diversity and Alternative Entertainment Committee, and the Spring Event Hospitality Committee. Alex is devoted to the United and Mutually Equal club,

serving as historian, and is a mentor with the Connections Mentoring Program, a program of the Office of Diversity which supports and guides international, first generation, and under-represented students in areas such as academ-

ics, personal development, and social development. After graduation, Alex hopes to work in the field of Venue and Operations Management. n

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Genealogy Tourism Becoming Increasingly Popular birth, marriage, death and other sources of informa-

School children in Belarus welcome members of a family on an Ancestral Footsteps tour to their ancestral village with a gift of traditional bread.

By Victor Block Planning a visit to Poland, where his ancestors had lived, Bernard Janicki went online and tracked down the parish priest in the village where his mother had been born. When he arrived, the pastor helped him find church records that traced his grandfather’s lineage to 1819, and the maternal side of his family back to 1751. Thus he became one of an increasing number of people who have made genealogy tourism – combining travel with research to trace their family roots -- one of the fastest growing segments of the tourism industry. The wealth of information available online is a good place to begin a trip down memory lane. A few strokes on a computer keyboard can unearth census records, ship passenger

lists, immigration documents and a treasure trove of other data. The National Archives contains a mother lode of in formation. The Family History Center of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the world’s largest depository, with records from over 100 countries., which claims the title of world’s largest online resource for family history information, includes billions of historical records on its websites. But no amount of knowledge can compete with the thrill of making personal contact with relatives you might not have known exist, or visiting places where your forebears lived and your family roots were planted. Tour companies offer both organized group trips and individual visits to states and countries where

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a questionnaire several months in advance that allows the speakers to cover the topics of greatest interest. Their presentations include information about using the Internet for research, photography and sources of helpful records. Participants also may arrange a private appointment with a presenter to get personal assistance. The January 16-23, 2016 cruise will visit several Caribbean destinations, with shore excursions available for those who wish to explore them. For more information log onto Enjoying a Caribbean cruise may seem to have little in common with searching for one’s ancestral links. It’s but one of a variety of opportunities for those seeking to combine a love of travel with the chance to add branches to the family tree. Victor Block is an award-winning travel journalist who lives in Washington, D.C., and spends summers in Rangeley, Maine. He is a guidebook author who has traveled to more than 70 countries. His articles appear in newspapers around the country, and on travel websites. n

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October is Healthy Lung Month Did you know that the average adult takes15-20 breaths in a minute which is over 20,000 breaths in a day? Your lungs work hard every day, taking the oxygen from the air you breathe and transforming it into life-sustaining fuel for all the cells in your body. Consequently, keeping your lungs healthy is an important part of a healthy lifestyle. Since October is Healthy Lung Month, we are providing information from the American Lung Association to help you take good care of your precious lungs. The lungs are different from most of the other organs in your body because their delicate tissues are directly con-

nected to the outside environment. Anything you breathe in can affect your lungs. Germs, tobacco smoke and other harmful substances can cause damage to your airways and threaten the lungs’ ability to work properly. Your body has a natural defense system designed to protect the lungs. This works very well most of the time to keep out dirt and �ight off germs. But there are some important things you can do to reduce your risk of lung disease. Quit Smoking Cigarette smoking is the major cause of COPD and lung cancer. Cigarette smoke can narrow the air passages and make breathing more dif�icult. It causes chronic in�lammation or swelling in the lung. This can lead to chronic bronchitis. Over time cigarette smoke destroys lung tissue, and may trigger changes that grow into cancer. If you smoke and are ready to quit, Healthy Androscoggin can help. Call us at 207-795-5990 or visit our website, www.healthyandroscoggin. org.

Avoid Exposure to Pollutants That Can Damage Your Lungs Secondhand smoke, chemicals in the home and workplace, and radon can all cause or worsen lung disease. Make your home and car smoke-free. Test your home for radon. Talk to your healthcare provider if you are worried that something in your home, school or work may be making you sick. For more information, visit Maine Indoor Air Quality Council’s website at www. Prevent Infection A cold or other respiratory infection can sometimes become very serious. There are several things you can do to protect yourself: • Wash your hands often with soap and water. Alcohol-based cleaners are a good substitute if you cannot wash. • Avoids crowds during the cold and �lu season. • Brush your teeth at least twice a day to prevent the germs in your mouth from leading to infection and see your dentist at least every 6 months. • Get vaccinated against in�luenza.

Talk to your healthcare provider to �ind out if the pneumonia vaccine is right for you. • If you get sick, keep it to yourself! Protect the people around you, including your loved ones, by keeping your distance. Stay home from work or school until you are feeling better. Get Regular Healthcare Regular check-ups are an important part of disease prevention, even when you are feeling well. This is especially true for lung disease, which sometimes goes undetected until it is serious. During a check-up, your healthcare provider will listen to your breathing and talk to you about any concerns you may have.   Healthy Androscoggin Healthy Androscoggin is the Healthy Maine Partnership for Androscoggin County. We work to create a healthier community by supporting tobacco free lifestyles, preventing youth substance abuse, encouraging physical activity, promoting healthy eating, and preventing childhood lead poisoning.

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Good Food Bus Hits the Road in Lewiston-Auburn Area to address this challenge and create better access to healthy food.” In addition to the Good Food Bus, Harvard Pilgrim has funded mobile markets in Worcester, Mass., Hartford, Conn., Lowell, Mass., and is preparing to launch a market in Manchester, N.H. in 2016. “Starting today, the Good Food Bus will sell fresh, local and fairly priced produce and other food items directly to people where they live, work and play,” said Kirsten Walter, Director of the St. Mary’s Nutrition Center, as she kicked off the event. “Increasing the availability and acces-

At the Police Athletic League (PAL) Center this afternoon, state and local officials joined St. Mary’s Nutrition Center of Lewiston, Cultivating Community of Portland, and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Foundation to launch the Good Food Bus – a colorful, repurposed school bus turned mobile food market. The Good Food Bus, part of the threeyear initiative, Good Food Moves, will make stops across Lewiston-Auburn and surrounding communities thanks to a $60,000 grant from the Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Foun-

sibility of healthy food to everyone in our community is a very important goal of the Good Food Bus. We are thrilled to work with close partners, passionate area businesses, and community members to make this a lasting resource.” During the initial phase for the 2015 harvest season, the Good Food Bus will make the following scheduled stops through the month of October. Stops are open to the public except for the Bath Iron Works location. Wednesdays 12-2pm: PAL Center, 24 Chestnut Street, Auburn

dation. The 2015 season of the Good Food Bus will run through October 30th; it will resume next spring. “At Harvard Pilgrim, we know that health prevention often starts with the food we eat, and for some, accessing healthy and affordable fruits and vegetables can be challenging,” said Karen Voci, President of the Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Foundation. “Across the country, organizations are using mobile markets to increase access to fresh and local fruits and vegetables. Here in New England, Harvard Pilgrim is launching a fleet of mobile markets

3-5pm: Knox Street Community Garden, 61 Knox St., Lewiston Thursdays 11am-1pm: Bath Iron Works, West Gate (not open to the public) 3:30-5:30pm: Central Maine Medical Center, 300 Main St., location TBD, Lewiston Fridays 12:30-2:30pm: Bedard Pharmacy and Medical Supply, 359 Minot Ave., Auburn 3:30-5:30pm: St. Mary's Regional Medical Center, 100 Campus Ave. by parking lot A, Lewiston Continued on Page 16




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Nutrition Advice for Those With Lyme Disease Jodi Cornelio

Live Long, Live Well Jodi R. Cornelio, AS, BA, MBA Nutritionist, Personal Trainer and Motivational Speaker

Lyme disease â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Proper Nutrition Can Help You Feel Better We have all heard the horror story of Lyme disease and hopefully we are all taking preventative precautions to avoid ticks. If you have had an unfortunate run in with a tick and have be affected by this disease there are specific nutritional precautions that you can take to help you feel better and protect and enhance your immune system. Simply put, Lyme disease is a bacterium that impacts your immune system, if caught early enough it can be destroyed with antibiotics and proper nutrition can help. Here are some simple nutrition steps to focus on if diagnosed with Lyme disease. Avoid the following foods: Glutens â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Some bacteria thrive on glutens. Gluten is found in wheat, rye, barley, some processed oats and any food made with these grains. Wheatbased flours, pasta, couscous, bread, flour tortillas, muffins, cereal, crackers, beer, some oats and most pastries commonly contain gluten. Some unexpected foods containing gluten are broths, can soups, bouillon cubes, breadcrumbs, croutons, fried foods, imitation fish, lunch meats, hot dogs, malt, matzo, modified food starch, some seasonings, some salad dressing, soy sauce, pasta. There are many ad-

ditives that have gluten in them as well. Beware of sauces, gravies and seasoned products and basically foods that are in cans or packages. It is always beneficial to check the label or ingredient list on foods before eating them. The label â&#x20AC;&#x153;wheat-freeâ&#x20AC;? does not always mean that the foods are gluten free. If there are any concerns or questions, contact the manufacturer to be positive that there is no gluten in the food items. While pure oats are gluten free, many commercially processed oats have been contaminated by wheat products containing gluten. It is often recommended to avoid oats if gluten-free eating is required. Sugars â&#x20AC;&#x201C; minimize or avoid sugars especially if on an antibiotic drug. Sugars can hurt good bacteriaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s in the body and breed bad bacteriaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s. When reading food labels look for words ending in OSE such as sucralose and high fructose corn syrup. Avoid artificial sweeteners as they are just plain not wise choices and, our bodies were not designed to digest these types of manufactured products. Dairy products â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Milk and cheeses and yogurt contain lactose and some bacteria thrive on that too. If taking an antibiotic the calcium, magnesium, iron and zinc found in these foods and in calcium enrich juices and vitamins can bind to the antibiotic and make it less effective. Read the label or ask your pharmacist for a list when in doubt. Yogurt can fool us. When on an antibiotic we are coached to eat yogurt to avoid yeast infections or other digestive upsets. Make sure it has active digestive cultures such as Acidophilus and no sugar added. Beware that calcium and lactose bind with the antibiotic mak-

ing it less effective so you may choose to stay on the safe side and take an acidophilus supplement or a pro-biotic supplement that contains 10 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 25 billion CFU s. Alcohol â&#x20AC;&#x201C; A drink a day or one glass of wine may be good for the heart and I hate to be the barer of bad news but the fact is alcohol is converted to sugar in the body and it simply not good at building the immune system in this case. Doâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Now that I have taken all the fun out of foods, what can you eat? The answer is. You can eat whole foods in their natural state. Prepare your own food as much as possible. Fresh or frozen vegetables, all meats and good fats like olive oil. Examples of foods to eat are; beans, seeds and nuts in their natural, unprocessed form, fresh eggs, fresh red meats, fish and poultry (not breaded, batter-coated or marinat-

ed), all fruits and vegetables. Gluten free flours are; Amaranth, Arrowroot, Buckwheat, Corn and cornmeal, Flax, Rice flour, Potato flour, Hominy, Millet, Quinoa... And as always get plenty of rest, drink plenty of water, exercise everyday moderately and try to avoid stress. Yoga is a good outlet and great for the nervous and immune system. Live Long, Live well. For additional reading and references see:,, Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons, Vol 14, number 3 Fall 2009., The Lyme Diet by Dr Nicola McFadzean ND n

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Coats for Kids Benefit

Coats for Kids Benefit Committee left to right Leo Baillargeon, Grand Knight Council 106, Corinne Saindon, Independent Stampin'Up Demonstrator and Lou Sutton. A Coats for Kids Benefit will take place on Saturday, October 24. The Paper Crafting (design your own cards) and Scrap Booking Day, sponsored by the Knights of Columbus Rev.

Louis J. Fortier Council 106 and Hosted by Corinne Saindon, Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, will take place on Saturday, October 24, 2015 at Holy Cross Church Hall,

Lisbon Street, Lewiston, from 9 am to 3 pm. Beginners and experts welcome and discover a new hobby - make new friends-keep kids warm! The cost for the day is $15. Snacks will be included and lunch will be available for purchase. We are also going to have drawings. Participants will be able to do two make and takes and raffles. For more information and to preregister, call 784-5307 or 7840389. Last year we gave away 24 coats to children in need. Please help us help more families this winter! n

10th Annual Nutrition Center Soirée

St. Mary’s Nutrition Center will celebrate a decade of good food and good work in Lewiston/Auburn by holding their 10th Annual Nutrition Center Soirée on Friday, October 30, 2015, starting at 5:30 pm. Electricity Maine and Lee Auto Malls are presenting sponsors for the event. The evening starts with a social hour and appetizers followed by live demonstrations by talented chefs and hearty tasting plates of their creations. Featured this year are Chef Leslie Oster from Aurora Provisions in Portland (auroraprovisions.

Obit for Edward F. Plossay

Edward F. Plossay, 82, of Lewiston, passed away peacefully at his home on July 17th, surrounded by his loving family. Ed, as he was known to all, was born on October 3rd, 1932 in North Monmouth to Frank and Valeria (Piela) Plossay. His father was a Polish immigrant who instilled a fierce pride in his heritage to Ed who honored and respected that pride his entire life. In turn, he passed it on to his own family who have done the same. Ed was very proud of his high school years at Monmouth Academy. Graduating in 1950, he was his class President and

editor of their yearbook, Amaracus. He remained a visible and devoted Alumni member of the Academy for years to come. In 1952, after 2 years at University of Maine, Ed joined the U.S. Army, beginning an adventure he spoke of for decades. He was asked to join the 5th U.S. Army Ski Team, becoming a champion downhill racer and proudly reminisced about his time racing in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. His favorite stories were ones of the beauty of Garmisch and Berchtesgaden, Germany where he was stationed. He proved to be a sought-after teacher of the sport as many local youth there followed him, asking for skiing advice and lessons. In 1956, Ed began something that changed his life forever. On June 9th at St. Joseph’s Church, he married his sweetheart, Sylvia Rand. A fifty-nine year love story ensued that resulted in two children, six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Ed and “Syb” were inseparable. You rarely got one without the other. It remained that way until Ed’s final day. Their

shared love was their family and time spent at their beloved cottage on Wilson Pond in North Monmouth. They made all who came to “camp” feel welcome. If you were there with the Plossays, you were part of their family and you were home. Ed and Syb were devout members of St. Joseph’s Parish in Lewiston for many years. Their support of the church and school was very important to them. Ed’s booming bass singing voice was a fixture in the church choir and one many will never forget. When he sang, you sat up and listened. His voice was powerful and inspiring. Ed was also proud of his successful business career. He worked as a purchasing agent for the Pepperell Mill in Lewiston before his love for people led him to a long and respected career in the insurance industry. He joined the Merchants Mutual Group as a claims adjuster and eventually landed with the Hartford Insurance Agency, working in home and casualty for many years. He was very proud of his position on their board of directors and was the last living mem-

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ber of their original board. He was equally proud of the friendships he gained and maintained with his co-workers over the years. He spoke of them often. Ed is survived by his wife Sylvia of Lewiston, daughter Deb Kachel and her husband Bob of Colorado Springs, Colorado, son Mike Plossay and his wife Dawn of North Monmouth, grandchildren Andrew, Cory and Dusty Kachel of Colorado Springs, Brett Plossay and his wife Lauren of Litchfield, Bryce Plossay and his wife Danielle of Waterville, and Molly Plossay of Manchester, Maine, great-grandchildren are Lydia, Eli, Sawyer and Tristan Plossay and siblings, Pauline McDougald and husband Holson of North Monmouth and William Plossay and his wife Gladys of Nobleboro. A very special thank you to Dr. and Mrs. Richard Kappelmann and the nurses of Androscoggin Home Care and Hospice. You are all angels from heaven. Messages of condolence may be sent to: n

com) and Chefs Chris and Kate Abbruzzese from Fireworks Mobile Wood Fired Pizza out of Turner ( Other special guests and tasty surprises are in the works, as well as a menu featuring many local farms and producers. The Soirée is the biggest annual fundraiser for the Nutrition Center. The Nutrition Center serves as a hub for healthy food initiatives across greater Lewiston Auburn. Key programs include a food pantry, cooking and garden education programs for people of all ages, the

Lewiston Farmers’ Market, and Lots to Gardens, which uses downtown gardens to create access to fresh local food, empower youth, and to build community. Tickets to the event are $125 each or two for $225 and sponsorship opportunities are still available. For more information, please contact St. Mary’s Development Office at 207-7778863 or email SMHSDevelopment@stmarysmaine. com, or visit: http://www. n

Hand and Wrist Specialist Joins St. Mary’s

St. Mary’s Center for Orthopaedics welcomes Lars Qvick, MD to its team. Dr. Qvick is Fellowship trained in both Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery from the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center in Pennsylvania. Dr. Qvick performed his residency in orthopaedic surgery at the State University of New York, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences in Buffalo, New York. He is experienced in; hand and wrist surgery, including traumas and occupational injuries; surgery of the

upper extremities (elbow and shoulder); and general orthopaedic trauma/ fracture care. Dr. Qvick joins a team of orthopaedic surgeons which include, Medical Director Michael T. Newman, MD, Wayne Moody, MD, Mohamed AlSaied, MBBCH, CCFP, FRCS(C), ABOS-I, and Daniel Buck, DPM. St. Mary’s Center for Orthopaedics is located at 15 Gracelawn Road in Auburn. To learn more, please visit or call 3334710. n

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Historical Society Program: Stealing the 1879 Election

Doug Hodgkin

When the votes were

counted on election night in the Maine election of 1879, the Republicans apparently had won the majorities in both the State Senate and the House of Representatives. No candidate for governor won the majority of votes as required at that time, so the Legislature was expected to elect the Republican. However, the Greenback and Democratic parties had won the previous election and controlled the certification of the results.

Through technicalities and outright fraudulent practices, they deprived enough Republicans of their seats to change control of the Legislature. Retired Professor Doug Hodgkin will describe the election and its aftermath as the speaker at a meeting of the Androscoggin Historical Society on Tuesday, October 27, at 7 p.m. This will be held at the Society’s headquarters located at the County Courthouse, 2 Turner

Spirit Hat Trick Program Here is a link to our online brochure for our Spirit Hat Trick Program: http:// files/uploaded_documents/2667/Spirit_ Hat_Trick_Program_ Brochure.pdf The program is starting Saturday October 17th at 7:30am. The brochure has all the information you need. A basic rundown - It is a unique learn to skate/ learn to play hockey program. There are 8, one hour sessions between October 17th

and December 19th, at $85.00 a child. Each skater will receive a poster on the first session which they will use to track their progress. There are 18 puck stickers, with 3 skills on each, that they will work to achieve to put on their poster. The program is divided between 9 skating skills stickers and 9 puck skills stickers. This progressive development method will equip children with the foundations they need to excel on the ice. n

Street in Auburn. “This is the story of how two competing legislatures and governors were chosen amid threats of violence, and how it was resolved,” says Hodgkin. “Important actors were Democratic Governor Alonzo Garcelon of Lewiston, Republican United States Senator James G. Blaine, and General Joshua Chamberlain.” This talk is drawn from Hodgkin’s most recent

book, Lewiston Politics in the Gilded Age: 1863— 1900. The book will be available for purchase. Professor Emeritus at Bates College, Hodgkin is the historical society’s president and editor of its newsletter. He has written eight other books on local topics, including Lewiston before the Civil War, the Lewiston Grange, the Lewiston and Auburn Railroad, and Auburn Baptist churches. A Lewiston native, Hodgkin

graduated from Lewiston High School and has degrees from Yale and Duke Universities. Admission for this program is free, although donations are gratefully accepted. For more information about the Society, call 207-784-0586. This event will be held at the Society’s museum on the third floor of the County Building. An elevator is available. n

SeniorsPlus Elects New Board Members

SeniorsPlus, the designated Western Maine agency on aging, has appointed four new board members: R.J. Gagnon, Dennis B. Gray, Annette Nadeau, and Patricia Vampatella. The announcement was made at the organization’s annual meeting in Lewiston on Monday, September 28. A resident of Lewiston, Gagnon is the Finance Director for the Pine Tree Society. Gray recently retired as the Executive Director of the United Way

of Oxford County and is a resident of Norway. The owner and CFO of Bedard, Nadeau returns to the board after a hiatus and is a resident of Sabattus. Also returning to the board is New Gloucester resident Vampatella, who holds a PhD and has worked in nursing and higher-education administration. Established in 1972, SeniorsPlus is the Western Maine designated Agency on Aging covering Franklin, Oxford

and Androscoggin counties. The overall program goal of SeniorsPlus, which is headquartered in Lewiston, is to assist older adults and adults with disabilities in Franklin, Oxford and Androscoggin counties to remain safely at home for as long as possible. The mission of SeniorsPlus is to enrich the lives of seniors and adults with disabilities. SeniorsPlus believes in supporting the independence, dignity and quality of life of those we serve. n

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While not able to attend the event in person, Congresswoman Chellie Pingree sent a statement through staffer Emily Horton, stating, “I love this idea. Maine is lucky to have so many great farmers markets around the state, but that doesn’t mean everyone has access or can afford it. Bringing healthy and affordable food grown right here in Maine to communities in Androscoggin is a great way to make sure everyone has access to a farmers market without actually going to one. And even better if it can accept EBT and other market incentives that provide more options for low-income Mainers. I can’t wait to see the Good Food Bus in action." Walter explained the genesis and goals of the project by referencing a Community Food Assessment conducted by the Good Food Council of Lewiston-Auburn (GFCLA) and published in 2013. “This report found that healthy food remains out of reach for many people in Lewiston-Auburn and other studies have shown this to be true for people across the state,” said Walter. “This multi-year initiative will make scheduled stops at neighborhoods, organizations, and businesses serving the Lewiston/Auburn community and will make purchasing good food convenient and easy for all.” Sherie Blumenthal, project lead for the Nutrition

Center, explained that the Good Food Bus will accept cash, credit, debit, WIC, and SNAP/EBT at every stop and increase the purchasing power of SNAP benefits for people to bring more fresh fruits and vegetables into their homes. Auburn Mayor, Jonathan LaBonte, highlighted the City of Auburn’s support for projects that serve the community. “While it may be invisible to many residents, too many families and young people in our community are starting their days and going to bed hungry. I'm proud of the private, and public, partnerships that are working to expand access to good food while at the same time improving quality of life in our city.” Harvard Pilgrim is also supporting development of a community garden on Webster St. in Auburn, in the same neighborhood as the PAL Center. “The goal is that the Good Food Bus will not only be a bountiful market, but also a fun place for people to connect,” said Stephanie Aquilina, project lead for Cultivating Community. “Having access to great, nutritious food is of course critical to community health,” remarked Craig Lapine, Cultivating Community Executive Director. “And we are always particularly interested in strategies that involve local farmers and purveyors. That’s because a robust food economy amplifies all the great

community health impacts of good food.” Indeed, the Good Food Bus will have a strong local foods preference, with many products from Androscoggin County farms and around the region. In addition to Harvard Pilgrim support, other generous donations are helping to make this project possible. The bus was donated by the William H. Jordan Farm of Cape Elizabeth, and Hudson Bus Lines is donating bus driver services for the project. Grants from the Quimby Family Foundation and the John T. Gorman Foundation have been instrumental in getting the Good Food Bus on the road, and a Community Food Projects grant from the USDA will support staffing and food sourcing for the next three years. The event culminated with a raffle drawing and Mayor LaBonte and Karen Voci cutting the ribbon and officially opening the Good Food Bus for customers to buy good food. To learn more about the project, visit, email goodfoodmoves@, or call St. Mary’s Nutrition Center at 207-513-3848. n

October 2015

Robert Parker was recently named the Saint Dominic Academy head hockey coach. Saint Dominic Academy is pleased to announce its new boys head hockey coach. On Thursday, Sept. 10, Robert (Bobby) Parker was selected by St. Dom’s Athletic

Department from a pool of well-qualified candidates to fill this important position. “It was an easy decision,” said St. Dom’s athletic director, Keith Weatherbie. “He is a tireless worker who is dedicated to the school and our athletes.” Bobby’s hockey experience goes back to 1987 as a member of the University of Southern Maine’s varsity hockey team and continues to this day. He is a well-known name in the St. Dom’s community; he established and coached the St. Dom’s Jr. High hockey team, has been coaching St. Dom’s boys JV hockey for the last three years, and is parent of two

alumni. Bobby’s career also includes a USA Hockey Tier 2 1A National Championship in 2011 as the head coach of L/A’s Hockey Club Midget. “I want to further develop the family atmosphere among players, coaches and the fan base here at St. Dom’s,” said Parker. “I want to take it a step further with our hockey team and foster a positive environment where players can grow as young adults.” “Bobby Parker is a great choice,” said principal Joline Girouard. “He has the background, knowledge and heart to lead the boys varsity ice hockey team. He will be a tremendous asset to our program.” n

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