Category Archives: Lake Region Reader

DVD super sale to be part of Cary Library October book sale

WAYNE — The first Saturday at the Williams House for October will feature a DVD super sale, after the Cary Memorial Library received a donation of more than 2,000 DVDs, some brand new.
The book sale and boutique breakfast is 9 a.m. to noon, at the Williams House, 14 Winthrop Road, across the street from the library.

Messalonskee get win in early season girls soccer action

Messalonksee’s Maya Chalmers brings the ball across midfield against Edward Little’s Grace Beaudet (18). The Sept. 15 game in Auburn went to Messalonskee 3-0. Goals scored were from Lydia Bradfield, Edin Sisson and Caitlin Parks, with assists from Bradfield, Sisson and Brianna Benecke. (Bill Van Tassel photo)

BUSINESS PROFILE: Banker’s Life to host Medicare seminar

By Jerry Lauzon
Bankers Life agent

AUGUSTA — There is no denying that Maine has the oldest average population of any state in the United States. While Maine is a wonderful place to retire, affording all the pleasures offered here is a balancing act of preparing for the future and getting the most out of each day.
If you were not able to put enough money away during your peak earning years, Social Security and Medicare are probably not going to take care of all the needs you will experience after retirement.

Kennebec Historical Society presentation on female Klondike pioneer is Oct. 18

AUGUSTA — Historian Eleanor Phillips Brackbil will discuss a pioneering Mainer’s wife who landed in the Klondike gold rush, the topic of her book, “The Queen of Heartbreak Trail: The Life and Times of Harriet Smith Pullen, Pioneering Woman.'”
Pullen was both the subject and the source of myriad crazy tales about her years in Alaska during and after the 1897 Klondike gold rush, which muddied Brackbill’s journey of discovery in uncovering her story, according to a news release from the historical society. But as a historian, her goal was to separate fact from fiction and ferret out the real story.

Kennebec Land Trust Forestry Day is Oct. 28

LEEDS – The public is invited to the Kennebec Land Trust’s 360-acre Curtis Homestead Conservation Area to learn about sustainable forestry, land conservation, wildlife and local history at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 28.
The annual Curtis Forestry Day provides opportunities for families to learn about Maine’s forestry heritage and see logging equipment up close and in action. Leeds-based logger Nat Bell will harvest trees and operate a portable sawmill.
“It’s one of our favorite programs of the year,” said Kirsten Brewer, the land trust’s director of membership and programs. “There’s something for everyone in the family, whether that’s seeing professional equipment up close and personal, or just being in the Maine woods on a fall day.”

KVCAP offers fall parenting classes in several Kennebec County communities

WATERVILLE –The Kennebec Valley Community Action Program’s Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Council of Kennebec County will offer a variety of parenting programs throughout the fall in Augusta, Waterville, Winslow, Gardiner and Oakland.
Cooperative Parenting and Divorce, an eight-week course, will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday from Oct. 10 to Dec. 5, at Cony High School.
Community Nurturing Parenting, a 10-session course, will be held from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesday, beginning Nov. 6 and ending Dec. 6, KVCAP, Water Street, Waterville.

‘Members only’ Cumston Library book sale to be held night before Applefest

MONMOUTH — The Friends of the Cumston Library will host a “members only” book sale 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 29.
Books will also be sold to the public from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 30, during Applefest.
The library is at 796 Main St.

Augusta author Wismer’s sci-fi fantasy novel now available

AUGUSTA — Asher Wismer’s first novel, “The Sungrown: Wings,” has been published by Wild Wolf Publishing.
Wismer was raised in North Wayne and lives in Augusta. His short fiction has been published in anthologies from Wild Wolf, Fox Spirit and Cohesion Press. “The Sungrown: Wings,” his first novel, is set in the distant future, long after an environmental cataclysm has altered Earth’s inhabitants, humans especially – some of whom have wings and other mutations.

Marancook competes in first cross-country meet of season

Behind the fourth-place finish of junior Luke Bartol, the Maranacook boys team was second overall, behind Lincoln Academy, among a field of teams including Winthrop, Leavitt, Lincoln, Monmouth, Lisbon, Oxford Hills and Waterville in the season-opening cross-country meet at Maranacook Sept. 1. (Bill Van Tassel photo)

Volunteers sought for watershed survey at McGrath Pond, Salmon Lake

OAKLAND – The McGrath Pond-Salmon Lake Association will conduct a watershed survey for McGrath Pond and Salmon Lake watershed, located in Oakland and Smithfield, Thursday, Sept. 28, beginning with a volunteer training workshop at 8 a.m. at Camp Tracy Lodge in Oakland.
The session will provide participants with the background information needed to assist watershed experts with identifying and recording soil erosion and other forms of pollution that have the potential to negatively affect the water quality of McGrath Pond or Salmon Lake.