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The Lake Region Community Chorus will host their third annual Winter Concert at the Twitchell Chapel at the Bridgton Academy in North Bridgton on Friday, December 4 at 7:00 p.m. and on Sunday, December 6 at 3:00 p.m.

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7:00 p.m. and on Sunday, December 6 at 3:00 p.m. This relatively new chorus is made up of 52 members from 14 surrounding towns in the Lake Region. The program offers a great variety of musical styles from the classical to popular and everything in between. Come and hear these energetic singers perform

old favorites like I’ll Be Home for Christmas and Happy Holidays as well as traditional carols that include an English medley and Go Tell it on the Mountain. Bernie Vigna and Rusty Wiltjer will create their magical accompaniments on percussion instruments and George Szok will accompany Ose Shalom on the violin.

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There will be other instrumental surprises as well! The LRCC is directed by Jan Jukkola, Nancy Capone and John Waldie. The group is accompanied by Carolyn Stanhope with assistants, Nancy Capone, Carol Rhoads and John Waldie. The chorus would like to thank the Bridgton Academy for all their help and support and providing

them with rehearsal space and a concert venue. There is a suggested donation of $5-$10 to help cover operating costs but all are welcome to attend the performances. Come and experience the holiday spirit with the Lake Region Community Chorus and a musical program that is sure to please. n


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50th Year as Rehabbers Brings Heartaches and Blessings The winter months bring a respite from the busy spring through fall seasons, but we still must care for the wildlife that were not ready to be released in the fall and those that arrived during the winter, injured or diseased. After every snowstorm, snow plowing and snow-blowing paths to all the pens are a priority, as well as shoveling out and cleaning the pens, knocking ice out of water dishes, and hauling food from pen to pen on a sled, not to mention acrobatic maneuvers to stay upright on patches of ice! Then, as winter releases its icy grip and the days warm and lengthen, it is time to release the wildlife that have spent the winter in warm shelters, getting fat but restless to be out in fields and forest, looking for mates. This past April, an animal control officer arrived with a raccoon in a Havea-heart trap that had given birth to two babies and reached us in time to give birth to a third! Usually I don’t keep the mothers and babies together as the mothers are likely to kill

their babies because of the stress of captivity. I was pleased to discover, cautiously watching her, that she proved to be a devoted mother, nourishing her young and giving them a good start. Baby season kicks off in April when the young begin to arrive in droves. This year, the Center seemed to be a revolving door – a live baby came in the front door, a dead one went out the back door! We had to euthanize many baby raccoons to end their suffering from the extremely contagious and deadly parvo virus. We fought the virus with gallon upon gallon of bleach, yet we lost over one hundred babies. Some of the fawns also had health issues. Despite all of my husband Donald’s efforts to save them, they died as well. The same with many young foxes. It was a year from hell. Though we never forget the losses, we continue on for the successes and the babies yet to come. We subscribe to the saying, “Count your blessings,” for we have many!

Our volunteers: Amy, who has helped us almost on a daily basis for 12 years; Debbie, who has spent her three days off from work to help us over the past three years, stopping by every night on her way home to help with chores; Brenda, who returned for her second year, driving from Lewiston one day a week, to scrub dirty totes and pet carriers; Joni, who drives from Manchester one day a week to tackle anything that needs cleaning, from food and water dishes to the plastic swimming pools used for the coons’ enjoyment; Jeff, from Gardiner, who began volunteering this year two afternoons a week to take on whatever needs doing: mowing, raking, scrubbing equipment, picking up and delivering wildlife to other rehabbers, etc.; Ruth, from Albion, also in her first year, who arrives two mornings a week to help with the scrubbing of animal dishes and any tasks that need doing before the snow flies; and, last but not least, Bob, who has mowed our lawns since 2007. These won-

Carleen displays the Spirit of America “Citizens of the Year” awarded this year to the Cotes by the town of Readfield for their volunteerism. They were also honored at a surprise reception held in China, organized by long-time volunteer Amy Messier. derful volunteers never complain, no matter how big or dirty the job is. A big plus is they all love and enjoy the animals. We are also blessed with the doctors and staff at Windsor Veterinary Clinic who provide care to all the animals we bring to them. A thank you also, to all the readers of this column and others who have made donations on behalf of the animals at the Center, and to Lea, who has edited and prepared Critter Chat-

ter from my handwritten pages since 1996. As our 50th anniversary year of rehabbing comes to a close, we also give thanks that, despite our ages, our good health has allowed us to continue caring for Maine’s wildlife in need of human intervention. PS: I am pleased to report that the mother raccoon and her three babies mentioned earlier in the article all survived the parvo virus and were released in September. In

fact, all the wildlife ready for release are now back in their natural environment – they were, after all, born to be wild. Note: Carleen and Donald Cote operate the Duck Pond Wildlife Care Center on Rt. 3 in Vassalboro, Maine, a non-profit facility, supported entirely by the Cotes’ own resources and outside donations. Call the Cotes at 445-4326 or write them at 1787 N. Belfast Ave., Vassalboro, ME 04989. n

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Christine’s robust clinical experience has awarded her the opportunity to regularly present at medical conferences around the state. A life-long learner in her field, she recently received a certificate in advanced graduate study in the family nurse practitioner program from Saint Joseph’s College in Standish. Christine provides care in collaboration with Shayna M. Lemke, D.O., and Annamarie J. Pond, D.O., at Bridgton Family Practice.

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Religious Accomodation in the Workplace Submitted by Rebecca Webber The key to avoiding conflicts in this area, and preventing litigation, is discussing the requested accommodation with the employee making the request and trying to sort out possible solutions as well as understanding what the actual conflict is. Not only are employees less likely to turn to litigation as a solution if they feel heard, but the law in the area of religious accommodation requests is much like the law when facing a request for an accommodation for a disability. Investigators at the Commission and judges in the courts will be looking first to see if the employer sat down and discussed the request, the basis for it, and how it might be handled. Unlike accommodation requests in the disability area, requests for accommodation in the area of religion may be rejected if there is “more than de minimis cost.” That is, if the cost is much more than minimal, the employer probably does not have to provide the requested accommodation. The question is

whether the accommodation would impose an “undue hardship” and more than minimal cost falls into that category. Knowing where that limit lies, however, is pretty tricky and there is no clear guidance, meaning that the conservative approach to avoiding litigation is to try to work something out if possible and to have plenty of conversation about it (documenting each effort to come up with a solution). Keeping that overarching approach in mind, below are some examples to illustrate how to handle issues in this area: A supervisor comes to upper management and says that some of the employees are fasting for a holiday and they are concerned that the employees may become weak or dizzy, thereby creating a safety issue. How do you respond? If the supervisor actually observes a physical problem or slow down in production it is ok to step in and address the work place behavior. Making assumptions about fasting or prohibiting it is problematic, however. These concerns

often arise because a supervisor knows that an employee practices a certain religion that can include fasting (as several religions do) and the supervisor’s concern is generated by knowing what religious views the employee has. In contrast, that same supervisor isn’t usually going to every employee and asking each if they had a good breakfast, are on a fad diet, or engaging in some other diet that could also make an employee weak or dizzy. The bottom line is to avoid assumptions based on knowledge of an employee’s religion and focus on work conduct and performance. 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. 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.

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Business Motivation

It might sound odd, but money is not the root of great motivation. We all share a desire to get better and better at something that matters. Whether you're a great artist, athlete, software developer, or sales professional, you need room to grow. The best way to tap into intrinsic motivation, according to author Daniel Pink, is to take the issue of money off the table and put the focus on the work itself: "The more prominent salary, perks, and benefits are in someone's work life, the more they can inhibit creativity and unravel performance." - Courtesy of Personal Selling Power, www.sellingpower.com.

Year-End Business Tax Planning

As usual, the Section 179 “expensing” deduction is set for a drastic reduction. And, as usual, business owners probably can make year-end plans for equipment purchases with the expectation that a higher deduction amount for 2015 will be enacted. Typically, purchases of business equipment are depreciated over several years, so the amount you spend can be deducted gradually from business income. However, the tax code allows some purchases to be deducted in full right away. Example: Brett Benson spends $20,000 on equipment for his manufacturing company this year. Brett can expense (deduct) that $20,000 to get an immediate tax benefit, rather than spread the tax savings over several years. Generally, an immediate tax savings is more valuable than a future tax savings. By the numbers For the expensing deduction, two numbers are critical. One is the maximum amount you’re allowed to deduct. The other is the phaseout amount: the

amount of equipment you can purchase before losing the expensing benefit. The phaseout provision essentially restricts this tax break to small and mid-sized companies because giant firms buy so much equipment that they lose the ability to expense any equipment outlays. The tax code currently calls for the expensing deduction to be capped at $25,000, with a dollar-for-dollar phaseout beginning at $200,000. Thus, if your company buys $210,000 worth of equipment, the excess $10,000 reduces the expensing limit from $25,000 to $15,000. In truth, those $25,000 and $200,000 numbers are not realistic today. Congress has repeatedly passed tax laws with higher limits: In recent years, expensing up to $500,000 worth of equipment has been permitted, with a phaseout starting at $2 million of annual purchases. All signs point to a repeat performance for 2015. Both Houses of Congress already have indicated willingness to extend some expired

tax breaks, including the $500,000 and $2 million limits for expensing business purchases. Therefore, you should go ahead with purchases of equipment that truly will help your company become more productive, even if this year’s total tops $25,000. New and used equipment will qualify. Make sure to have equipment placed in service by year end, in order to get a deduction for 2015. Similarly, the “bonus depreciation” tax break has expired but likely will be restored for 2015, judging by Congressional activity. Under this provision, which applies only to new equipment, purchasers can take a 50% first year depreciation deduction, followed by depreciating the balance of the purchase price over several years. Both expensing and bonus depreciation tax breaks reduce the cost of capital and increase cash flow for small companies, so you should consider their impact when planning equipment purchases. - Courtesy of Austin Associates, PA, CPAs

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Hermits to the Woods

V. Paul Reynolds In re-reading The Maine Woods by Henry David Thoreau, I got to thinking about hermits. They fascinate me. Let's face it.There is not a Maine outdoorsman worth his salt who hasn't at least entertained a fantasy about pulling the societal plug and really getting off the grid. It's one thing to lose yourself in the woods for a week with nothing but a knife, some matches, and a compass; it's quite another to disappear for 27 years like Christopher Knight, the Hermit of North Pond. You have to really enjoy your own company to

pull off a stunt like that. Knight, who has been both reviled and "legendized," didn't really measure up to the Daniel Boone image, however. He stole from others to survive. But at least he created no burden to the taxpayer - at least not until he was processed by the state judicial system. Now take Henry David Thoreau. The legendary Massachusetts hermit of Walden Pond took to the Maine woods, it would seem, for some of the same reasons that tugged at the Hermit of North Pond. Thoreau sought solitude and isolation. Thoreau became a famous naturalist-philosopher; Knight wound up in jail, and, not only is he not a philosopher, he's not sure why he bolted from society in the first place. Thoreau showed up on my radar when I was a college student probing for

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the meaning of life. Liberal professors convinced me that, when it came to American thinkers, Henry David walked on water. Fifty years later, I am not so awed by the Hermit of Walden Pond, even

if he is the darling of the environmental movement and those bent on civil disobedience. His writing does impress, as well as his knowledge of plants, but he would not have been my choice as a canoe

companion for an extended foray into the Maine woods. To be blunt, Thoreau seems to me to have been a foppish, elitist snob, and, in all probability, a bigot. Here is his reaction to having witnessed his Indian guide slay a moose for the hide and the fresh meat: “This afternoon’s experience suggested to me how base or coarse are the motives which commonly carry men into the wilderness. The explorers and lumberers generally are all hirelings paid so much a day for their labor, and as such they have no more love for wild nature than wood-sawyers have for forests.” Can't you just see his smug expression and aristocratic nose tipped in the air? There were other examples in his writings of a man who did not consider his Indian guide to be his

equal. Critics suggest that Thoreau was philosophically inconsistent, "a man fond of paradox." Indeed! In the essay "Henry David Thoreau, Philosopher" Roderick Nash writes: "Thoreau left Concord in 1846 for the first of three trips to northern Maine. His expectations were high because he hoped to find genuine, primeval America. But contact with real wilderness in Maine affected him far differently than had the idea of wilderness in Concord. Instead of coming out of the woods with a deepened appreciation of the wilds, Thoreau felt a greater respect for civilization..." Nash was being polite. For Thoreau, the buginfested fir thickets and tangled alder runs along the East Branch were not quite the same as his socalled wilderness near Walden Pond. n

A User’s Guide to Useless Information John McDonald

Soon after my latest book, “John McDonald’s Maine Trivia” came out, I started receiving emails from people who insisted that they knew from useless information and my book only skimmed the surface. Many of the emails then listed what the sender thought was more useless than anything I’d ever written. And since the book is still available and fortunately, people are still buying it, I’m still getting “trivia-related” emails. Having written a weekly column for the past fifteen years and hosted a weekend talk show for over 20 years, I like to think I know more than the average person about useless information. Taking up the challenge, I began to go over some of my old columns looking for possible “useful information” title contenders.

Right off, I came across a column I wrote on words and their meaning where I informed readers that the word “fez” was Turkish for “hat.” How useful is that little gem, I ask, unless you happen to be a Turk or a Shriner on convention? I remember writing a column on the phases of the moon and soon afterwards received a very nice e-mail from a retired English teacher who informed me that our planet’s only satellite is “the Moon” and therefore it should always be capitalized. But she didn’t stop there. She went on to say that the natural satellites of other planets are just called “moons” (lower case) because each has been given a proper name, e.i. Deimos, Amalthea, Hylperion, Miranda, Larissa or Charon, etc. Where would we be without English teachers? Well, for one thing I’d be lacking that little nugget of “moon” information, that’s where I’d be. After the moon column ran I received an e-mail

from a former typesetter at the Portland Press Herald. He asked: John, Do you know where the phrase “lower case” comes from? Assuming I didn’t (even though, in fact, I did) he explained “lower case” came from print shops that would set type by hand. The small letters, those used most often, were kept in the lower type cases and the larger, or capital letters, were kept in upper cases. See why you should read this column every week? Where else are you going to learn about these important things? Something as innocent as a fish story can stir a reader into action. After writing about an old Maine fish story that my Grandfather loved to tell I received a brief e-mail from a reader: John, Did you know that “pnigophobia” is the fear of choking on a fish bone? Well, I didn’t then, but I do now. I’ll see if I can get that into the next edition of “Trivia.” Sometimes, readers can get a little crazy with their “informative” e-mails.

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Chicken Soup on an Autumn Night Out Jodi Cornelio

I recently attended the Androscoggin Home Health and Hospice Autumn Night Out Gala. I was seated at a table with a group of friends, some I knew and some I just met that night. I was impressed by the conversation around healthy eating choices as we discussed ways to make homemade chicken soup, thus so appropriate on a cool autumn night. The thing that tickled me the most is that we

all used organic chicken and vegetables. All locally grown garden fresh vegetables and organically raised chicken. It is nice to see that more and more people are planting gardens and enjoying the canning season. Yes it is time consuming growing a garden but the rewards are plentiful. One of the best Christmas gifts I get is from my friend’s mom who lets me fill up a box of can goods from her cellar. We have a name for every vegetable and it all starts with “Mammy,” Mammy Beans, Mammy pickles, Mammy carrots and so on…. When I make my chicken soups it has

TLC from Mammy all year round. Hopefully if you’re not a gardener you have a local source to get vegetables to take you through the winter that have not been tainted with pesticides. The food that we eat can be tricky if you are trying to stay healthy. Sometimes it is hard to know what has been chemically treated and what kind of pesticides are being used in our foods. And what is GMO? GMO is genetically modified organism. From Wikipedia, GMO is: a genetically modified organism, also known as a transgenic organism, is any organism whose genetic mate-

rial has been altered using genetic engineering techniques (i.e. genetically engineered organism). en.wikipedia. org. So how do we know w h i c h f o o d s h a v e GMO? We don’t really unless they are labeled as such. In grocery stores and in health food stores many packaged items may say no GMO so there is help out there. Really, to be on the safe side buying meats and vegetables

from local farmers is a good option as you can always

a s k them if they use pesticides or any GMO’s. Many farmers have grass fed beef that they

market and also raise organic chicken and pork. Deer and moose season is upon us, so if you are from a hunting family, you can’t get any more organic then that if you are lucky enough to land your prey. And if you are vegetarian, vegetable soups with brown rice and beans is a good alternative to chicken soup and provides a good source of protein and nutrients. It’s heartwarming the things you learn on an autumn night out! Live Long, Live Well.n

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Alzheimer’s Dementia Stages The First Congregational Church – UCC, Bridgton is holding an informative session titled “Alzheimer’s Dementia Stages” on Wednesday, October

28, 2015 at 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM. Sponsored by its Diaconate Committee, the meeting will be held in the church’s Fellowship Hall, located at 33 South High Street in

Bridgton. The presenter is Deb Noble, RN. It is free and open to the public. The church is handicapped-accessible. Plenty of parking is available. n

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The Healthy Geezer

By: Fred Cecitti Q. I’m presuming there actually was someone named Heimlich who gave his name to the maneuver for helping people who are choking. Am I right? Yes, there actually is a Heimlich—Henry J. Heimlich, MD. In 1974, Dr. Heimlich published findings on what became the Heimlich Maneuver. Since then, the method has saved more than100,000 people in the United States alone. [Personal note: I met Dr. Heimlich and worked with a team on

the initial program to educate the public about the maneuver. A day after our group learned the technique, one of my co-workers saved a boy who was choking on an ice cube.] More than 3,000 people choke to death every year. Children younger than three years old and senior citizens are the leading victims. Young children swallow small objects that get lodged in their throats. One of the main causes for choking among seniors is ill-fitting dentures that prevent them from chewing properly. This leads to choking on a piece of food. Other causes of choking include drinking alcohol which can dull

the nerves that help us swallow, eating too fast, laughing while eating, eating and walking. If you ever have to use the Heimlich Maneuver on someone who is choking, here is a basic guide from the Heimlich Institute: For choking adults From behind, wrap your arms around the victim’s waist. Make a fist and place the thumb side of your fist against the victim’s upper abdomen, below the ribcage and above the navel. Grasp your fist with your other hand and press into their upper abdomen with a quick upward thrust. Do not squeeze the ribcage; confine the force of the thrust to your hands. Repeat until object is

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expelled. For unconscious victim or when the rescuer can’t reach around the victim Place the victim on back. Facing the victim, kneel astride the victim’s hips. With one of your hands on top of the other, place the heel of your bottom hand on the upper abdomen below the rib cage and above the navel. Use your body weight to press into the victim’s upper abdomen with a quick upward thrust. Repeat until object is expelled. If the victim has not recovered, proceed with CPR. The victim should see a physician immediately after rescue. Don’t slap the victim’s back. (This could make mat-

ters worse.) For choking infants Lay the child down, face up, on a firm surface and kneel or stand at the victim’s feet, or hold infant on your lap facing away from you. Place the middle and index fingers of both your hands below his rib cage and above his navel. Press into the victim’s upper abdomen with a quick upward thrust; do not squeeze the rib cage. Be very gentle. Repeat until object is expelled. If the victim has not recovered, proceed with CPR. The victim should see a physician immediately after rescue. Don’t slap the victim’s back. (This could make matters worse.) For yourself

Make a fist and place the thumb side of your fist against your upper abdomen, below the ribcage and above the navel. Grasp your fist with your other hand and press into your upper abdomen with a quick upward thrust. Repeat until object is expelled. Alternatively, you can lean over a fixed horizontal object (table edge, chair, railing) and press your upper abdomen against the edge to produce a quick upward thrust. Repeat until object is expelled. See a physician immediately after rescue. If you would like to ask a question, write to fred@healthygeezer. com. n

Free SCORE Workshop

Oxford Hills SCORE in collaboration with New Ventures Maine (formerly Women, Work & Community), a statewide organization that provides tuition free programming in the areas of small business start-up, career planning and financial education is offering a one evening workshop to those who wish to decide if self-employment is the right choice for a business startup and career. The class covers entrepreneurship, pros and cons of owning your own business, ways to manage risk, major elements of a business plan, important finan-

cial pieces, important steps needed for start-up and the many resources available to help you succeed. This free workshop will be held at the Norway Town Office, 19 Danforth Street, Norway, on Wednesday, December 9th from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Our instructor, Karleen Andrews, is the Microenterprise Specialist for New Ventures Maine in the Western Region (Oxford, Androscoggin and Franklin counties). She spent 9 years as Manager of Titcomb Mountain ski area in Farmington where she was

responsible for overall operations, budgets, sales, marketing, event coordination, employee and volunteer training among other duties. She is also a State of Maine Licensed Forester and worked for many years in the forest products industry in Maine and New York. Register at http:// conta.cc/1M1Gzyr no later than Monday, December 7th. If you have any questions, please contact SCORE at 207743-0499. We encourage returning Veterans of the Armed Services to attend this free workshop.n

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The Town of Casco has listed the following meetings and events: Thursday, December 3: Conservation Commission meeting, 6:30pm, Casco Library, open to public. Tuesday, December 8: Selectboard, 6:30pm, Casco Community Center, open to public. Tuesday, December 8:

Voting 8am to 8pm, Casco Community Center. Monday, December 21: Open Space Commission meeting, 6:30pm, Casco Community Center, open to public. Thursday, December 24 and Friday December 25: Casco Town Office closed. Have a good Christmas. Thursday, December 31:

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Volunteer Creates Memory Pillows

Brad Lanoue passed away at Bridgton HealthCare at the young age of 68 after an unfortunate accident. His wife, Gail, stayed by his side until his last breath. Fortunately they had the support and love from their family, as well as Beacon Hospice, to help accompany them on this last journey together. Brad passed away comfortably and with the dignity that he deserved. When Gail started going through her late husband’s closet, she was flooded with memories. Each piece of clothing held a story from their life together. The Father-of-the-Bride shirt from their daughter’s wedding, the Las Vegas tshirt he got on a trip with their son, and the t-shirt with the pug on it that said “Grandpa” given to him by

his beloved grandchildren. How could she give these clothes away? He was just wearing those 6 months ago. She had seen once, a pillow made from the clothes of a loved one who had passed on. She also knew that Beacon Hospice had wonderful volunteers who were very creative with their talents. So she called Kyla Greenwood, Volunteer Coordinator, and told her about the idea. She didn’t know that what she would receive would far exceed her expectations. Evelyn Marshall, of Norway, Maine, got the call. She has been volunteering for Beacon Hospice for 10 years and has been credited with designing and creating beautiful hand-knit American flags for Beacon’s Veterans. Evelyn is always up for a

new project to tackle and she happily agreed to take a look at the clothes from Brad’s closet. She wasn’t sure what she would be able to do with them, but figured she could make simple pillows. When Evy saw the shirts, she could tell that each one had been chosen because of the memories they held. With every snip and stitch she thought of the relationships Brad had in his life. She knew that he had a large family with many people who deeply cared about him. And as the holidays approach, Evelyn knew that each child should have a token of love to represent their dad. When she was finished she had 9 beautiful, oneof-a-kind pillows; one for each child and grandchild. Tears ran down Gail’s face

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Beacon Hospice volunteer Evelyn Marshall created “memory pillows” for Gail Lanoue after Gail’s husband Brad passed away. The pillows are made from Brad’s clothes. pice team, please call Kyla when the pillows were giv- to remember. If you are interested in Greenwood, Volunteer Coen to her, as she knew that this would be a Christmas being a part of our hos- ordinator, at 784-4242. n

Cancer Resource Center of Scam Alert Bulletin Board Western Maine Events

The Cancer Resource Center of Western Maine, located at 199 Main Street, Norway announces the following events for December. Every Thursday and Friday the Center is open from 9:30am to 4:00pm for drop in visits. We have a library, pamphlets and comfort items for you or the one you love. We also schedule activities at the Center (unless otherwise noted) which are free to people impacted by cancer. Check our website, www.cancerresourcecenterofwesternmaine.org for

more information or call Sherri 890-7063. * In case of bad weather, activities are cancelled if SAD #17 cancels classes. December Events Women’s Cancer Support Group Tuesday, December 1: Noon to 1:30pm. Call 744-6173 for more information Coloring for Adults every Thursday from 1:00pm to 2:30pm Stamping Up with Kathy on Thursday, December 3 from 2:30pm to 3:30pm Visual Journaling with Peter Herley on Fridays,

December 4, 11, 18 from 10:00am to 12pm Community Cancer Cut & Sew at Sew Orchid Design, 316 Main Street, Norway, Wednesdays, December 9 and 23 from 10:00am to noon, and Wednesday, December 16 from 4:00pm to 7:00pm Penny Rug with Karen Thursday, December 10 from 10:00am to 11:30am Beading Project at Lively Accents, 310 Main St., Norway Monday, December 14 at 10:30am. Walk and Talk with David: call 739-7027 to schedule a time. n

The cold November weather is starting to make its mark, causing an increasing need to turn on the heat in our homes. This means that it’s important to become aware of some common winter scams that could come across your path. You may get a call from someone claiming to a representative from your local electric or gas com-

pany saying your bill is overdue. They will threaten to turn your heat off if the bill isn’t paid immediately only by a prepaid debt card. Don’t fall for this tactic! If you had any unpaid bills, your utility company will send you a letter in the mail addressing the issue. You can always directly call your company if you have any concerns. Be a fraud fighter! If you can spot a scam, you can stop a scam. Contact local law enforcement or the AARP Fraud Watch Network www.aarp. org/fraudwatchnetwork or 1-877-9083360 to report a scam or for more information on scam and fraud prevention. 

Full Time Heating Oil & Propane Service Manager Lampron Energy is pleased to announce we are looking for a Full Time - Year Round Heating Oil & Propane Service Manager. This highly compensated position is a fantastic opportunity for a skilled technician to help build and develop a service department from the ground up! The selected candidate will have significant input on the overall operation of the service department. This position comes with a fair amount of autonomy. As a result we are looking for a skilled and motivated technician who can work well with minimal direction. Please note this is a working manager position and you will be expected to handle scheduled service calls as needed. The selected applicant must have a current Maine Fuel Oil Masters license or higher. Be certified on 1 and 2 oils up to 15 gph. Additionally the candidate needs to have current Maine Propane Technician level licensure. To apply please send cover letter and resume to District Manager Miranda Sandahl MSandahl@ stoneroadenergy.com Lampron Energy offers competitive compensation and benefits package including 401(k) plan with company match, health, dental and vision insurance, paid vacation, paid sick time, paid holidays, paid continued education, discounts on our products and services.


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Barcelona: A Banquet for the Senses

Gothic neighborhood. Photo courtesy of Dreamstime. com/Pere Sanz.

Las Ramblas. Photo courtesy of Dreamstime.com/Pere Sanz.

An example of Gaudi Architecture. Courtesy of Dreamstime.com.

By Victor Block The maze of twisted streets is hemmed in by medieval Gothic buildings along with hints of the Roman Empire that once held sway there. Nearby, a virtual outdoor museum of fanciful, multi-hued structures rewards the imagination of passers-by. The only color of interest to other visitors to the city is the tone of tan they hope to get from the sun. If any place offers a banquet for the senses, it is Barcelona, Spain. Its location overlooking the Mediterranean Sea, beguiling mixture of ancient and modern architecture and colorful street life would satisfy the claims to fame of most urban centers. In Barcelona, they’re just for starters. How many municipalities can boast of beaches within city limits? Barcelona has a 2.5-mile

etchings and engravings. Joan Miro was born in Barcelona, and the museum devoted to him holds the largest public collection of his art. Even people who don’t stop by there are introduced to a work by Miro, although they may not know it. A brightly colored abstract mosaic by the artist that is set in the pavement of the popular street called Las Ramblas goes unnoticed by many people strolling down that avenue. Actually, “the Rambles� consists of five streets laid end-to-end. More market than motor vehicle thoroughfare, it’s lined with cafes, flower stalls, bird shops and vendors selling a variety of other goods. Located just off Las Ramblas is a building – one among many – that was designed by the world-renowned architect whose work is the

nickname the building casa dels ossos (house of bones). Among Gaudi-designed monuments sprinkled throughout the city like jewels, one stands above all others in its inspiration and magnitude. If ever there was a work in progress, it is the Sagrada Familia (Holy Family) Cathedral, his most celebrated masterpiece whose construction began in 1882. The goal now is to have it completed by 2026, the 100th anniversary of Gaudi’s death. Construction of the massive cathedral has progressed under direction of several architects, who have continued to follow his dramatic vision. A very different architectural treasure welcomes visitors to El Poble Espanyo (the Spanish Village), an open-air museum that offers an intro-

stretch of inviting sand along the Mediterranean. Each section has a different character. Some attract the volleyball and bikini crowd; others appeal to a more sedate clientele. The city’s Gothic neighborhood is one of several intriguing areas that beckon visitors, and that have remained largely as they were centuries ago. During the fourth century AD, when present-day Barcelona was part of the Roman Empire, this quarter was enclosed by Roman walls. Here and there are reminders of that time. Barcelona also has a collection of world-class museums, including those dedicated to two of the greatest artists of all time. Pablo Picasso began to acquire his skills when he moved there as a youngster with his family. The Picasso Museum displays his paintings, drawings,

                

primary attraction that draws many visitors to Barcelona. The Palau Guell, an elaborate house constructed for a wealthy industrialist in the late 19th century, was designed by Antoni Gaudi, whose fanciful creations explored the interplay between architecture and nature. They’re distinctive for swirling turrets, undulating roof lines and other imaginative shapes in a whimsical variety of bright colors. Examples of Gaudi’s playful imagination also come alive at the Casa Batllo. That building’s wavy stone and glass façade is decorated with fragments of colored glass. The arched roof, irregular oval windows and sculpted stone adornments suggest that Gaudi’s goal was to avoid straight lines completely. Skeletal-shaped columns have prompted locals to

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duction to the country’s cultures and architectural heritage. Strolling along winding streets and squares occupied by outdoor cafes provides immersion in the atmosphere of a Spanish town – but one which brings together 117 outstanding architectural gems from throughout the country. They range from a copy of an entrance gate into an 11th century town to a 15th century house in La Mancha that is adorned by balconies from which residents once watched bull fights. Adding to the realistic setting are restaurants and cafes that offer fare ranging from traditional tapas dishes to diet-busting multi-course meals. After feasting on the architectural and other riches of Barcelona, what better way to end a day than to chow down on cuisine representative of the area of Spain where it is located, as well as that of the entire country. If you go: For more information about a visit to Barcelona, log onto barcelonaturisme.com. 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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To our Dad/Pepere, you have seen so much in your life as a veteran and we are thankful for all those every day things you teach us and the time we spend with you. Love, all your family.

Served in the United States Army from 1983 - 1987 guarding the border between east and west Germany. I am proud of him and the sacrifices he made to protect our country!

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SGT MAJOR Randy and I served together - 69th Signal Corps - 30 years plus served.

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L.L. Bean will host it’s Northern Lights Celebration now through December 31 at their flagship campus in Freeport. Some of the many activities include: November 28: Holiday Music Enjoy performances from the Freeport High School Chamber Choir. They’ll be singing an array of Christmas music, plus they’ll host sing-alongs so everyone can join in to catch the Christmas spirit! The Chamber Choir Performance will be from 10:30 -11 a.m. and 12:30-1 p.m. The Christmas Carol Sing-Along

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Sports Weekend Get ready for outdoor winter fun! Check out the great selection of cross-country skis, snowshoes, sleds, ice skates and accessories. Join us throughout the weekend and learn more about exciting new products available for winter with special clinics by vendors like Bkool, MSR, Fischer, Tubbs and Rossignol. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. L.L.Bean Ice Walk: SubZero IceCarvings has carved very special

ice sculptures that will amaze you. Be sure to see them all while you’re here— and don’t forget your camera! Sculputures wll be throughout the L.L.Bean Campus. December 12: Kids’ Holiday Fun Day Get Outdoors with the Boy Scouts! The Boy Scouts will be here to encourage everyone to get outside by offering fun activities in Discovery Park. Join them and be ready to have some fun—hot chocolate will be available too. Family-Friendly Fun: Join us for Nutcrackerinspired craft projects with Julie Yeo, book readings of A Merry Moosey Christmas by the author, Lynn Plourde, and illustrator, Russ Cox, with special guest L.L. Bear. Plus a kids’ clinic on knot tying, book signings, a store-wide scavenger hunt, and more. Visit llbean.com/ northernlights for more details.n

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Turner Publishing invites our readers children to send in their “Letters to Santa” to be published in their local Turner Publishing paper. All letters will be published for all our readers to enjoy. There is no charge for having the letters published and they will be run exactly as they are submitted, misspellings and all. “Letters to Santa” is a great keepsake for parents, grandparents and the children themselves. Mail your letters to: “Letters to Santa” PO Box 214, Turner, ME 04282. Letters will not be returned but may be picked up at the Turner Publishing office in Turner. All entries must be received by November 23, 2015.

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LEO - Jul 23/Aug 23 Other people appreciate your ability to put a positive spin on things, Leo. Use that talent to help two friends overcome their differences in the next week. VIRGO - Aug 24/Sept 22 Keep an open mind when someone comes to you with a suggestion, Virgo. Even though you are quick to dismiss it outright, give it a second thought. ARIES - Mar 21/Apr 20 Aries, things go well this week, but expect a few bumps along the way as well. Learn how to clear these hurdles and you will stay on track.

LIBRA - Sept 23/Oct 23 Libra, some big challenges are coming your way, but it’s not anything you can’t handle. However, you may need to bring in some reinforcements. Enlist some friends to help out.

TAURUS - Apr 21/May 21 Taurus, keep your eye on the prize, resisting the temptation to get swept up in distractions. The longer you can maintain your focus this week, the more likely you are to be successful.

SCORPIO - Oct 24/Nov 22 Scorpio, after many weeks of putting in your best effort at work and at home, it very well may be time to take a break. Here’s a chance to book a vacation before the holiday rush.

GEMINI - May 22/Jun 21 Luck puts you in the path of someone you have been anxious to meet, Gemini. Use this opportunity this week to ask all the questions you have been wanting to ask.

SAGITTARIUS - Nov 23/Dec 21 Sagittarius, even though you are quite persuasive, you cannot always make miracles happen. If someone isn’t moved by your call to action, don’t take it personally.

CANCER - Jun 22/Jul 22 Persistence is your best ally this week, Cancer. When others give up early, you have the tenacity to continue. Don’t be surprised if others notice your hard work.

CAPRICORN - Dec 22/Jan 20 Capricorn, there’s not much more you can pile onto your plate without it tipping over. This week lighten your load by asking family to help. They are more than willing.

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AQUARIUS - Jan 21/Feb 18 Make an effort to restore some order to your finances, Aquarius. It may be time to curtail your spending, but a close examination of your finances won’t cause much panic. PISCES - Feb 19/Mar 20 Pisces, some mysterious news has piqued your curiosity, and now you may not be sure which direction to go for a few days.

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Tree Talk • Tips from an Arborist • By Robert Fogg

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The one sure thing about trees is that they always grow towards the light and open space. This may work fine for the tree but it works against us humans in a lot of ways. Trees along the roadways grow inward, toward the road, causing poor visibility and safety hazards. Many times, in this situation, they also take on a natural lean, which is never ideal for any tree. Later, when the tree dies, it naturally falls into the road. We’ve all pulled up to an intersection at some point, only to find that you can’t clearly see oncoming traffic due to trees and brush. In the summer, deciduous tree limbs, weighted

down with heavy leaves, can hide street signs. In winter, trees and limbs, weighted down with heavy ice & snow can hang down into the travel lane, slapping school busses and plow trucks as they pass by. Even your driveway or camp road is vulnerable to limbs and brush, growing inward, threatening to damage your car or block you in. Winter is a great time to do roadside tree maintenance. In the summer months, most tree companies are “out straight� tending to seasonal camp owners and locals alike, but winter poses many obstacles to doing residential tree services. Roadside

trees are easily accessible in winter and local tree companies are usually more apt to “work a good deal� at that time of year to keep their crews working. So, this might be a good time to take a closer look at the trees along your driveway, your camp road or your town road to see if they need any work. Pass the word along, to the person(s) in charge, that this might be a good time to plan for some wintertime tree maintenance. The author is general manager of Q-Team Tree Service in Naples and is also a licensed Arborist. He can be reached at RobertFogg@Q-Team.com or 207-693-3831.

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39th Annual Christmas Parade: November 28

The Oxford Hills Chamber of Commerce is proud to host the state’s largest Christmas parade on Saturday, November 28. The 39th Annual Christmas Parade starts at 11 a.m. on Main Street in Norway, at the corner of Whitman and Main Streets, and ends in Market Square in South Paris. This year’s parade theme is a “Toyland Christmas” and should depict the idea of a faraway land filled with magical toys. “The Christmas Parade is a great way to kick off the holiday season and it’s one of the largest community events,” said Jennifer Boenig, the event chair and Assistant to the Director of the Oxford Hills Chamber. “Every year it seems the parade gets a little bit longer and a few more groups participate. We typically have at least 50 businesses and organizations partici-

pate and 15-20 floats.” Any business or organization is welcome to participate in the parade and can register online through the chamber’s website www. o x f o rd h i l l s m a i n e . c o m . There is a $35 registration fee only for floats that will

be judged. “Anyone can participate in the parade, but we do ask that you register your group with the chamber, regardless of whether you will need to pay the registration fee, so we can plan the parade line-up accordingly. It’s also important that parade participants remember there can be no Santa costumes. There is only one Santa and Mrs. Claus and they will be on their own float at the end of the parade,” said Boenig. Parade registration forms can also be picked up at the chamber office, located on 4 Western Avenue in South Paris, or call the office at 743-2281 to have a form sent out by mail. n

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5th Annual Festival of Trees Lights Up South Paris Glittering lights, magical displays and the fantastic sounds of the holiday- this is what you can expect at the Oxford Hills Chamber of Commerce’s 5th Annual Festival of Trees event. The event begins Friday, November 27 with the Chamber’s open house from 5:30-8 p.m. On Saturday, November 28, the event is open to the public from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and will close during the parade. Santa and Mrs. Claus will make an appearance immediately following the parade. On Sunday, November 29, the event is open from 12-4 p.m. and Santa and Mrs. Claus will be there from 1-3 p.m. The Festival of Trees is held at the Four Seasons Function Center, 187 Main Street, South Paris. All the trees on display are raffled off with the lucky winner taking home the tree, decorations and any gifts on or under the tree. At least 20% of the proceeds from this event will be donated to two charitable organizations: Rightstart for the Christmas for Kids and Christmas for Teens programs as well as some of the food pantries that serve the Oxford Hills area. “Christmas is all about the kids and Rightstart has two wonderful programs that make Christmas much merrier for kids and teens,”

said Jim Trundy, Chairman of the Oxford Hills Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and event chair. “Christmas is also about food and unfortunately there are families and individuals in the area who don’t have enough food on a regular basis so trying to put together a Christmas dinner with all the trimmings is impossible without the help of area food pantries.” Trundy also noted there is no admission fee again this year for this event. “Everyone is welcome to come

and see the trees. Children can also see Santa and Mrs. Claus after the parade at no charge and they’ll even receive a special gift.” The Chamber is currently accepting registrations from local businesses, organizations, groups and individuals for this event online at www.oxfordhillsmaine.com. For more information or to request a registration form, please contact the Oxford Hills Chamber at 207.743.2281 or email info@oxfordhillsmaine. com. n

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December At The Raymond Village Library

At a Glance Wednesday, December 2: LEGO CLUB for ages 6 and up, 3:30 to 4:30pm Sunday, December 6: Weaving a Christmas Bell, 1-4pm Wednesday, December 9: Winter Health with Bees and Herbs, 6:30pm Saturday, December 12: Drop off baked goods for Sale from 3 to 5pm Sunday, December 13: Annual Bake Sale from 10am to 4pm Monday, December 14: Board Meeting at 6pm Wednesday, December 16: Make and Take Craft, after school Thursdays, December 17: Lawyer at the Library from 6 to 7pm Thursday, December 24: Library Closed, Christmas Eve Thursday, December 31: Library Closed, New Years Eve LEGO CLUB Students, ages 6 and up, are invited to join us at the monthly LEGO CLUB, on the first Wednesday of each month from 3:30pm to 4:30pm. We supply the space and the LEGOS. Kids just need to come with their friends, ideas, and imaginations. Weaving a Christmas Bell

Decorate the season with these whimsical woven bells. Beginner and more experienced weavers over 18 years old are welcome. Bring your basket supplies with you: a bucket, scissors, old towel, awl, clothespins, pencil, measuring tape and packing tool, if you have them. The fee is $20 and includes supplies for two bells – one to be completed at home. Please stop by the library to register. Payment must be made at registration. Winter Health with Bees and Herbs Once again, Deb Gideon will share with us her knowledge and experience of healthy home remedies just in time for winter. There is Fire cider, Elderberry Elixir, Infused honeys and more! Join us to learn about herbs and honeybee products that can keep you healthy during the cold and flu season. Many herbs and bee products have been used by people around the world for thousands of years to boost the immune system. You’ll sample some delicious “medicine� and take home some recipes to make your own remedies. We ask those planning to attend to sign up at the library,

call the library to register or email sally.holt@raymondvillagelibrary.org. Basket Sale Our popular gift baskets are now on sale at the library. These baskets are unique and perfect for teachers, as a hostess gift or for that special friend. When you plan your Christmas shopping be sure to come by the Raymond Village Library first. There is a wide variety of unusual baskets from which to choose. They will be available during regular library hours through December until they are all gone. Annual Bake Sale On Sunday, December 13 from 10am to 4pm the library will have tables filled with decorative cookies, delicious pastries, yummy pies, breads, candies and all kinds of scrumptious sweets presented in festive wrappings. These goodies will help you cut down on your holiday baking and make thoughtful gifts. Our unique and reasonably priced Holiday Gift Baskets will be available for sale at this time as well. Those who are donating items to the Bake Sale are asked to bring them to the library on Saturday, De-

cember 12, between 3 and 6pm. This enables those working on the sale to get them priced and arranged for the next day. Make and Take Craft After school on Wednesday, December 16 and on the third Wednesday of each month thereafter, there will be a Make and Take Craft fun time at the library for children. This is an easy to-do craft for children to create and take home with them. This is best for ages 5 through 8. For more information, call the library at 655-4283. Lawyer at the Library We are pleased to have Attorney Pongratz at the Raymond Village Library on the third Thursday of each month, to meet with people on a drop-in basis to answer legal questions and provide pro-bono advice. We hope our patrons will avail themselves of his expertise from 6 to7pm on Thursday, December 17. Story Time Hours There will be no story times the weeks of December 23 and December 30. The children’s programs will resume on January 4, 2016 at 10:30. For more information call the library at 655-4283. n

Bridge Club Results

The Oxford Hills Duplicate Bridge Club met Friday, Nov. 20, in the Recreation Building on King St. Oxford at 9:15. A 7-table Mitchell movement was enjoyed. Finishing first N/S flight A were Mike Newsom (South Paris) and Misha Tomic (Waterford), second were Hazel Glazier (Norway) and Marta Clement (Woodstock), third were Cynthia and Bill Clifford Jr. (Lewiston) who also were first in flight B, fourth were Pat Quinn (Otisfield) and Dick Allen

(New Gloucester). Second in flight B were Cindy and Bob Kirchherr (South Paris) who also were first in flight C, third in B were Denny Raymond (Waterford) and Milt McKeen Jr.(Bridgton) who also were second in flight C. Finishing first in flight A E/W were Neenie Kivus (Lewiston) and David Lock (Greene), second were Norma and Rick Verrill (Gorham) who also were first in flight B, third in A were Nancy Farmer (Norway) and Luke Merry (Windham),

fourth were Elaine Dresser (Bethel) and Arlen Riis (W. Paris) who also were second in B and first in flight C, third in B were B.J. and Steve Cavicchi (Bridgton) who also were second in C, fourth in B were Linda Smith and Jack Neal (Oxford) who also were third in C. Next week there will be another game (the day after Thanksgiving) same

time and place, all bridge players are cordially invited. A partner is always guaranteed. For information call Les Buzzell at 754-9153, 783-4153, or email buzz116@myfairpoint.net. This year’s Christmas party will be held Friday December 18th before and during the game that day, come join our hospitality.n

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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 SeniorsP-

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Goodwin Chevrolet Buick in Oxford Unveils New Showroom

The Goodwin Chevrolet Buick dealership in Oxford officially unveiled its new showroom during a ribbon cutting ceremony on Thursday, September 24. The dealership, owned by Frank Goodwin and part of the Goodwin Motor Group, has a new modern design geared toward making people feel welcome and comfortable. The Oxford dealership, conveniently located right on Route 26, has been a part of the community for more than 80 years and is also home to a state-of-the-art Chevy service center. So whether you’re in the market for a new vehicle or need your current vehicle repaired, the people at Goodwin Chevrolet Buick can help. Also attending the ceremony were members of the Oxford Hills Chamber of Commerce. The dealership is a long-standing member and supporter of the chamber. Pictured at the ribbon cutting, from left, are Joel Brickel, Dennis Treptow, Will Haynes, Joel Downing, Frank Goodwin, Chris Harper, Ashlynn Mcclung, Jeanette Downing, Al Buck, Rick Kimball, Derek Albert, Kathy Estes and Debbie Williams.

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The Chamber Hosts Successful Business Showcase and Chili-Chowder Contest The Oxford Hills Chamber of Commerce hosted its annual Business Showcase and Chili-Chowder Contest on Saturday, October 17 in the gym at Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School. More than 70 businesses, organizations and restaurants participated in what is the Chamber’s largest networking event. “This event gives businesses, community organizations and non-profits, the opportunity to build relationships with each other and the community,” said John Williams, Executive Director of the Oxford Hills Chamber of Commerce. “The Oxford Hills region is home to several small businesses and the Business Showcase puts their business in front of several potential new customers whether it is another business person or a community member.” The Chili-Chowder Contest takes place during the showcase and this year, there were several chili and chowder dishes to sample. Competing for the best chili were Olde Mill Tav-

See Who Took Home the Chili-Chowder Awards

ern, The Hot Dog Shack, The Progress Center, Norway Center for Health and Rehabilitation and Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice. Competing for best chowder were Olde Mill Tavern, The Progress Center and Norway Center for Health and Rehabilitation. The Olde Mill Tavern of Harrison won both the People’s Choice and Judges’ Choice Best Chili and Best Chowder. “Knowing that people enjoy the food is the best compliment a chef can receive,” said Keith Pacheco, the executive chef at Olde Mill Tavern. “If you didn’t get a chance to come and enjoy our chili or lobstercorn chowder, please come by the Olde Mill Tavern for lunch or dinner some time.” This is the second year in a row that the Olde Mill Tavern won both chili awards. Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice took home second place in the chili contest in both the People’s Choice and Judges’ Choice categories and coming in third in both

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