Category Archives: Kennebec Current

Gardiner Area High School honor roll announced

GARDINER — Gardiner Area High School recently announced its second semester honor roll.
The rolls announced don’t include the names of some students who achieved honors but whose names weren’t available for publication.

150 classic cars in Great Race visit Gardiner

By Bill Van Tassel

GARDINER — Five-million dollars-worth of vintage (pre-1972) automobiles were driven into downtown June 26. The 150 classic cars were taking part in The Great Race — an annual event started in 1983 by car enthusiasts, Tom McCrae and Norman Miller.

FINANCIAL TIP: What goes in must come out

By Jac M. Arbour
Certified Financial Consultant

We’ve all heard that “what goes up, must come down,” but how about, “What goes in, must come out”?
If you or someone you know owns an IRA, 401(k), 403(b), Thrift Savings Plan or some other retirement vehicle, please consider the following.

Gardiner/Augusta Lions Club installs new officers

GARDINER — The Gardiner/Augusta Lions Club recently installed its leadership for the 2018/2019 fiscal year at the clubhouse, 25 Lions Ave., the site of many activities in the community throughout the year.

‘The Wall That Heals’ is Kennebec Historical Society’s July presentation

GARDINER — “The Wall That Heals,” a replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, along with a mobile Education Center, is coming to the city and will be open 24 hours a day; there is no charge.
The exhibition, which will also be the subject of the Kennebec Historical Society’s July meeting, honors more than three million Americans who served in the U.S. armed forces in the Vietnam War and bears the names of more than 58,000 men and women who died in combat.

Johnson Hall offering annual Spark Theater Camp for kids

GARDINER — Johnson Hall Performing Arts Center will once again hold its Summer Spark Theater Day Camps for Young People throughout the months of July and August.
Summer Spark gives children the opportunity to learn the basics to advance techniques in a wide variety of theatrical skills with kids their own age, including character and voice work, improvisation, theater games and creative movement.

Gardiner teen named Maine State Youth of the Year by Boys & Girls Clubs

GARDINER — Timmy Doyle has been named the Maine State Youth of the Year by Boys & Girls Clubs of America.
The Youth of the Year title is bestowed upon an exemplary young person in recognition of leadership, service, academic excellence and dedication to live a healthy lifestyle. Doyle was chosen from a field of six candidates.

Kennebec River Day, Brewfest June 30 at Augusta’s Mill Park

AUGUSTA — The Kennebec Valley Chamber of Commerce will host the Kennebec River Day and Kennebec River Brewfest at Mill Park on Saturday, June 30.
The events will run from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free for River Day, and admission will be at the gate for the Brewfest.

SAD 11 holds Adult Education graduation

GARDINER — School Administrative District 11 Adult Education graduation was held on June 6. Diplomas were awarded to Joshua Croxford-Royce and Doreen French. Equivalency Diplomas were awarded to Joseph Arsenault, Gypsy Dow, Abigayle Haskell, Haylee Larrabee, Jane Linn and Sarah Lund. All students received a scholarship from the Robinson Trust Fund. From left, Croxford-Royce, Larrabee, French, Lund, Haskell, Arsenault, Linn and Dow. (Submitted photo)

Gardiner Federal Credit Union donates $23,000 to local nonprofits

GARDINER — The Gardiner Federal Credit Union staff and board members recently presented a total of $23,368.27 to nine area food pantries and organizations providing meals to neighbors with food insecurity.
Every dollar donated to the food pantries provides up to $8 in food, so the impact in the local community is huge, officials said.