Waterville Public Library announces May Tuesday ‘crafternoons’

Waterville Public Library announces May Tuesday ‘crafternoons’

WATERVILLE — The Waterville Public Library is holding a variety of “crafternoons” for children on Tuesdays in May. Children 5 and up can drop by the children’s room on Tuesdays between 2:30 More »

Beans and casseroles on the menu at American Legion Post in Gray

Beans and casseroles on the menu at American Legion Post in Gray

GRAY — American Legion Post 86, 15 Lewiston Road, will hold a bean and casserole public supper, including pies for dessert, Saturday, May 6, from 5 to 6 p.m. Adult admission is More »

Skowhegan Craft Brew Festival tickets go on sale April 28

Skowhegan Craft Brew Festival tickets go on sale April 28

SKOWHEGAN — Tickets for the second annual Skowhegan Craft Brew Festival, scheduled for Sept. 2, will go on sale Friday, April 28. Event organizer Kristina Cannon, executive director of Main Street Skowhegan, More »

Lisbon Community School PTO family fun fair is June 2

Lisbon Community School PTO family fun fair is June 2

LISBON — The Lisbon Community School Parent-Teacher Organization will hold a family fun fair and silent auction from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, June 2, at the school, 33 Mill St. Activities More »

Lacrosse team offers spring cleanup service to Durham residents May 6

Lacrosse team offers spring cleanup service to Durham residents May 6

DURHAM — The Freeport High School varsity boys lacrosse team is offering spring cleanup services to town residents, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 6. Teams of two to four More »


CMCC awards dinner honors outstanding individuals

AUBURN — Central Maine Community College held its 10th annual awards dinner at Hilton Garden Inn April 9. After a wonderful dinner and social opportunity, it was time for the award presentations. Roger Philippon, dean of planning and public affairs, introduced CMCC President Dr. Scott Knapp while “Hail to the Chief” played in the background. The CMCC president began with a display of his sense of humor with “My wife plays that for me every morning when I get up.” The occasional levity continued during 13 presentations between Knapp, Philippon and Dick Gleason, board of directors member.

YOUNG WRITERS CLUB: Lake Region High School

School supply drive organized by ASTRA
By Kennedy Brake and Emma Brown Lake Region High School students

NAPLES — Lake Region High School recently established an ASTRA club. ASTRA is an international community service and leadership organization for young people. The youth group is sponsored by Altrusa International, a non-profit organization for community service. The goal for ASTRA at Lake Region High School is to help the local community and inspire others to do the same.

Informational meeting planned for new after school arts program

RANGELEY — Rangeley Friends of the Arts will be implementing a new program for middle and high school students. An informational meeting for families wanting to learn more about CASA — the Creative After School Arts program — Monday, May 22, beginning at 6 p.m. at Lakeside Theater, 2493 Main St. Volunteers will be on-hand to talk about the program and answer questions; registration forms will be available.

FEATURE STORY from Cote Bros.: Sewing machines need regular TLC

TURNER — How often should your machine be serviced? Most home sewing machines have a top steel shaft and bottom shaft running through steel bushings, and they need annual lubrication to prevent them from freezing up (seizing up). As they dry up, the motor works harder to turn the shafts and puts a strain on it and other parts in the machine. The motor can burn up, get hot and prematurely wear out the brushes. Newer machines today have a composite washer of felt to hold the oil longer, but that still needs to be recharged every year. By having your machine serviced annually, you will ensure a much longer life for your machine and trouble free sewing.

FEATURE STORY: Lapointe’s post-winter garden prep effort s

LEWISTON – Lawns and gardens can bear the brunt of winter weather and are often in need of tender loving care by the time spring arrives. Preparing a garden for spring and summer involves assessing any damage that harsh weather might have caused. As temperatures climb, gardeners can heed the following post-winter garden preparation tips in an effort to ensure some successful gardening in the months ahead.

HELP WANTED: News Paginator needed at Turner Publishing

Paginator Wanted

Turner Publishing, Inc. has an immediate opening for a person to join our production team part-time two days a week for approximately five to six hours. Experience using Adobe Creative Cloud products including InDesign and Photoshop for pagination and photo editing is desired. Experience in AP news guidelines, headline writing, grammar and punctuation is a plus. Must be a stickler for details. Serve as backup for other members of the production team. This is not a work-from-home position. Turner Publishing, Inc. is located at 5 Fern St. in Turner. Send resume and cover letter to HR Manager at jobs@turnerpublishing.net.

Small Business Waterville week begins May 1

WATERVILLE — Several city organizations are joining together for Small Business Waterville, which takes place Monday, May 1 through Friday, May 5. Small Business Waterville is part of National Small Business Week. and includes a week of free programs for small business development including digital marketing tips, creative enterprising, business start-up, QuickBooks, a job fair, and more.

New Dimensions FCU awards Temple Academy student $1,000 scholarship

WATERVILLE — Each year, New Dimensions Federal Credit Union awards a scholarship to a deserving high school senior demonstrating strong character, community involvement and academic success.

This year the credit union received many applications from students; therefore, it was a difficult task to determine which student would be awarded the funding. After much deliberation, the New Dimensions Scholarship Committee has selected Rebekah Paradis as the recipient of the 2017 New Dimensions Federal Credit Union College Scholarship in the amount of $1,000!

Paradis is planning on attending college in the fall, where she will major in English/creative writing. She is still in the process of deciding which college she would like to attend. We wish her the best of luck in deciding her path to an exciting and promising future.

Photo: Rebekah Paradis accepts her scholarship certificate which Peter Dow presented on Friday, April 21, 2017.

Ribbon cutting ceremony in Lewiston May 4

LEWISTON — The public is invited to attend a ribbon cutting ceremony Thursday, May 4, at 10 a.m. at Twin City Financial Group, 1071 Lisbon St., as they they officially open the doors to their new location.

Maine’s World War I monuments to be topic at Norway Public Library May 18

NORWAY — The Norway Public Library is hosting a presentation on a project to list Maine’s World War I memorials, in recognition of the 100th anniversary of the United States’ involvement in the war.