Category Archives: Lake Region Reader

KLT March lecture series focuses on amphibians, reptiles

WINTHROP — The Kennebec Land Trust has announced the dates and speakers for its 16th annual Lyceum lecture series. This year’s program is Maine’s Amphibians and Reptiles.
The trust will also hold amphibian walks to accompany the series in late April.
The March lecture series is modeled after the early New England lyceums that began in 1826 in Massachusetts.

Four central Maine dental students receive Appleby scholarships

MANCHESTER — Four central Maine students are among the five who received 2017 Alva S. Appleby Scholarships from the Maine Dental Association Charitable Foundation.
Stephanie Beeckel, of Augusta; Andrew Emery, of Winthrop; Luke Klinker, of Madison; and Jessica Pillsbury Smith, of Belgrade will each be awarded $5,000.

Central, mid-coast Maine youth raise thousands in Souper Bowl of Caring

PORTLAND — Young people at several central and mid-coast Maine Catholic parishies helped collect nearly $15,000 in the Maine Catholic Diocese “Souper Bowl of Caring” event the weekend of Feb. 3 and 4.
Money was collected for local soup kitchens, food banks and food pantries by youth ministry groups at parishes throughout the diocese, who held soup pots to collect monetary and food donations from parishioners as they left weekend Mass.

Dr. Shaw library in Mount Vernon Maine closed Feb. 19, 21

MOUNT VERNON — The Dr. Shaw Memorial Library will be closed on Monday, Feb. 19, and Wednesday, Feb. 21, for interior construction work.

Hammond Lumber scores points for Team Make-a-Wish

Hammond Lumber proved to have Patriot spirit, as all employees rallied to raise money for the Make-A-Wish Foundation. A group of Hammond Lumber staffers wore their favorite football jerseys to work, paying to do so. The theme quickly spread throughout the company and more than $2,500 was raised. The Make-A-Wish Foundation thanked the Belgrade-based company, and said there was a little boy in Maine whose wish was to meet New England Patriot quarterback Tom Brady. Pictured are employees in the Brunswick Hammond Lumber store. (Submitted photo)

Kennebec Land Trust Vassalboro full moon snowshoe hike is March 1

WINTHROP — The Kennebec Land Trust Outing Club will hold a full-moon snowshoe hike 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 1,at the Davidson Nature Preserve in Vassalboro.
Snowshoes will be provided for those who don’t have their own. No experience necessary. The hike is free and open to the public.

Girl Scouts of Maine to host events in central Maine

SOUTH PORTLAND — Girl Scouts of Maine will host free Sprouting Daisies and Discover Girl Scouts events in central Maine in the coming weeks.
Sprouting Daisies are for girls who are entering kindergarten or first grade and their families. Discover Girl Scout events are for girls from kindergarten through third grade and their caregivers.

A LOOK BACK: Chase & Sanborn coffee empire had its roots in central Maine

By Dale Potter-Clark

A coffee brand that became world famous had its roots in central Maine.
James Solomon Sanborn was born in Wales, Maine, in 1835 and lived on Sanborn Road, Monmouth, as a child. He founded J.S. Sanborn Co. in Lewiston before 1870, selling spices, tea and coffee, then moved to Boston, where Caleb Chase owned a coffee roasting business.
The men partnered to form Chase & Sanborn Coffee and Tea Company in 1874.

Oakland library book and bake sale Feb 13-23

OAKLAND — The Oakland Public Library, 18 Church St., will hold its Cabin Fevah Relevah book and bake sale Tuesday through Friday, Feb. 13 to 23.
The sale will feature gently used books and baked goodies.

Kennebec Land Trust Winter Fun Day at Curtis Homestead is Feb. 10

WINTHROP — The Kennebec Land Trust will hold its ninth annual Family Winter Fun Day, 1 to 3 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 10, at Curtis Homestead Conservation Area in Leeds.
The homestead is the childhood home of former Maine Gov. Kenneth M. Curtis, Rebecca Curtis Meredith and Joyce Curtis.