"April Students of the Month"
Dexter Regional High School is proud to announce that the following students have been recognized as “Students of the Month” for the month of April 2013:
DEXTER – The Town of Dexter is going to have its Annual Town Cleanup Day on May 18th from 9 AM to 1 PM.
Please meet at the Dexter Town Council chambers after 8:30 AM for registration; and the cleanup will follow.
Contact Michelle Lamoreau at 924.6000 or the Town Office at 924.7351 if you have any questions.
We are hoping to make this a BIG event which is sponsored by Modern Woodmen of America and the Town of Dexter. Let's work together to make a big difference in our town!
PENQUIS - Corey Campbell, Kirt Stockley, Scott Dewitt, and Dave Porter fired a 10-under-par 60 (-16 net score with handicaps factored in) to capture first place net and Jim Costedio, Shane Baxter, Andy Bandola, Rick Sherburne also shot a 60 to earn first place gross (after a tiebreaker) at the first leg of Pine Tree Hospice's Triple Crown Golf Tournament, which was held at Whitetail Golf Course in Charleston on Sunday, May 5. The two foursomes hold narrow leads over several other groups–including Ashley Jackins, Wayne Strout, Fred Andrews, Dana Fadley, who notched a -16 net to earn second-place net honors after the tiebreaker was applied–and will attempt to remain in front when play resumes at Dexter Municipal Golf Course on Sunday, May 19. The Triple Crown Tournament, which will feature a grand prize for the overall winner and enable 10 players to qualify for a $50,000 shootout, will conclude on May 26 at Foxcroft Golf Club.
11 teams participated in the first leg at Whitetail, and 28 of the 43 competitors have already signed up in play in all three rounds. Teams that missed out on the first round at Whitetail are more than welcome to play at either of the two remaining locations, and individual prizes will be awarded at each course. The cost is $40 per player per round, and the entry fee includes a delicious lunch. Prize winners at Sunday's opening venue included the following: Campbell, Stockley, Dewitt, and Porter ($50 club credit at Whitetail); Jackins, Strout, Andrews, and Fadley (18 holes at Dexter Municipal); Jim Costedio, Shane Baxter, Andy Bandola, Rick Sherburne ($25 Gift Certificates to Dave's World for the lowest gross); Matt Spooner (qualified for the $50,000 Shootout by being closest to the pin on hole two); Bart Merrill (golf umbrella for being closest to the pin on hole five); Dana Fadley (9 holes at Lakeview for the longest male drive on hole eight); Peggy Glover ((9 holes at Lakeview for the longest female drive on hole eight); and Carl Brackett (most accurate drive on hole one).
Kevin Stitham won the 50/50 golf ball toss and promptly donated his winnings to Pine Tree Hospice. In total, leg one of the tournament netted $1572 for Pine Tree Hospice, which is hoping to raise a total of $6500 for the entire Triple Crown Tournament. “We were pleased with the turnout at Whitetail,” said PTH Executive Director Jane Stitham, “and we're hoping for even more players in the coming weeks.”
PENQUIS - Pine Tree Hospice, in collaboration with Eastern Area Agency on Aging and with funding from the United Way of Eastern Maine, is pleased to present a program on Compassionate Communication May 16th from 6 – 8 p.m. in Mayo Regional Hospital's Resource Center. This panel discussion will help answer the question, “What do I say when those I care about are faced with difficult life events?” Panelists will discuss how to support a friend or family member who is seriously ill or dying when the natural human reaction is to feel uncomfortable.
This program is open to all community members who are interested in learning how to better communicate and support those with serious illness, bereavement, or other traumatic life events.
Dessert refreshments will be provided.
For more information or to register, please contact Pine Tree Hospice at 564-4346 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pine Tree Hospice honors life and offers comfort with dignity to people of any age living with a progressive life-limiting illness. Pine Tree Hospice educates and supports its volunteers and staff to maintain a high standard of care, and responds to care-giver, family and community needs for continued bereavement support.
DEXTER - Memorial services honoring our deceased veterans will be conducted on Monday, May 27, at the Veterans Memorial Park on Dam Street by the Legion and the VFW. Town Manager, Linda-Jean Briggs, will deliver the memorial address. Musical selections by the Dexter Regional High School band will follow the memorial ceremony.
Local Scout groups, all veterans, active members of the armed forces and any organizations are especially invited to participate in the parade. Vehicles are welcome in the parade for those unable to march. Several convertibles will be available for anyone wishing to honor our veterans by riding in the parade.
The parade will assemble in the Municipal Parking Lot behind the Bangor Savings Bank and leave at 10:00 AM. The route of the parade will be:
Contact person: Rodney Giles Poulliot-Seavey Post #53, The American Legion, Shirley B. Carter Post 4292, Veterans of Foreign Wars -- (924-3589)
NORTH DEXTER - Maine’s dynamic duo, Ken and Jane Brooks, will play vintage folk, bluegrass, gospel and classic country at 7 p.m. on Saturday, May 25 at the Wayside Theatre, Rte. 23, 851 North Dexter.
This talented couple had quite a year in 2012 winning three awards from the Maine County Music Association: Vocal Duo of the Year, Ken was inducted into Maine Country Music’s Hall of Fame and Ken's bluegrass band, Katahdin Valley Boys, received the Bluegrass Band of the Year award.
Ken Brooks has played music in many states while in the Air Force. After settling in Maine, he was lead vocalist and guitarist 1988 to 1995 for the Bluegrass Supply Company, one of the most popular and best-known Bluegrass bands in the Northeast. Since then Ken’s played with other very popular Maine bands, including Union River Band, Bob & Grace French, Rainbow Valley Folks and Fox Hollow.
Ken now splits his time with the Katahdin Valley Boys, an award-winning bluegrass band, and performing with his wife, Jane, who was also in Fox Hollow. They have been performing varied styles of music as a duet since 2004.
Doors open at 6 p.m. Desserts and beverages during intermission. Door prize, pie auction, 50/50. Admission is $10. FMI contact Chester Bekier 924-5711, Joe Kennedy 277-3733, WaysideGrange@yahoo.com.
In other Grange news, the Talent Night committee reports they now have 1 hour of skits being prepared but need more talent for acting and musical presentations. The community band will be using the grange stage for practice beginning on June 11. They will do a concert at the grange in September.
Charlie Haiss will provide dinner music at the next grange supper. There was a lengthy discussion regarding improvements to the supper sign which is posted along the roadside advertising the monthly meal.
Chester Bekier reported a number of cracked and broken windows through out the building that require replacing and glazing. Repairs to the broken windows in the dining hall will be done first. Concern was expressed about the construction of the steps leading up the front porch.
The May schedule for mowing the grange lawn was set. Grange Master Pearson, will have the honor of the first mowing of the season on May 11th. It was voted to resume payments on our loan to the Maine State Grange.
It was agreed to remove the overgrown arborvitae trees that were planted some years ago in front of the porch. They are now quite large and are causing a moisture problem with the wood of the porch.
The matter of concert admission fees to be paid by Wayside Grange members was discussed. It was voted that Grange members working at the concert can choose either to attend the show for free, or pay ½ or full admission price. Non working member can attend the show for ½ price or full price.
The next meeting will be June 13th at 6 PM at the Wayside Grange.
Wayside Theatre & Grange 2013 schedule:
Contact: Chester at 924-5711 or Liz at 938-2678 for more information
NORTH DEXTER - The Talent Night Committee of Wayside Theatre/Grange is planning a night of music and laughter on Saturday, June 29th. The committee is looking for additional talent to add to their present program.
Any member of the public who enjoys being on the stage with other like minded folks is encouraged to come to the next committe meeting on Thursday, May 23 at 5 P.M at Wayside. Jugglers, magicians, comedians, musicians and just plain talented and not so talented folks are welcomed.
FMI: Barb at 924-5711
Submitted by Walter Boomsma:
Friday, May 17, Valley Grange celebrates Guilford Community Night. The public is invited to attend this gala celebration that begins with a community potluck supper at 6 PM. The 7 PM program includes recognition of several long time Valley Grange members and a special tribute to The Piscataquis Observer and WABI-TV 5 for their community support. Additional information is available at http://valleygrange.com. Valley Grange is located at the corner of Butter Street and Guilford Center Road in Guilford.
Saturday, May 25, Maine's dynamic duo, Ken and Jane Brooks, will play vintage folk, bluegrass, gospel and classic county at 7 p.m. on at the Wayside Theatre, Route 23, 851 North Dexter Rd. Doors open at 6 p.m. Desserts and beverages. Door prize, pie auction, 50/50. Admission is $10. Contact Chester Bekier 924-5711, Joe Kennedy 277-3733, WaysideGrange@yahoo.com for more information.
Plans for the 2013 River Festival have begun GUILFORD - This years theme is Redneck Riverfest complete with a pig scramble organized by Herring Brothers. We are also pleased to announce that musical groups Emerald Sky and Still Waters will be playing on stage Saturday, July 27th.
The parade will meander through town with colorful floats decorated in theme.
There will be a variety of delicious foods offered by local vendors and interesting crafts on display as well. Ducks will once again race down the river in the afternoon.
We are hoping to raise enough funds through sponsorship to be able to have a fire works display at the end of the evening.
If you are interested in having a booth or sponsoring fireworks please contact Carrie Fellows at email@example.com or 717-5271. Stay tuned for more details to follow.
PENQUIS - There will be a Multi-Town Wide Yard Sale in Dover-Foxcroft, Guilford, Abbot and Sangerville on July 13th & 14th.
$5 charge to be included on a map; each map entry will be entered to win a basket full of lottery tickets! Maps for all towns can be found in each town.
We would love to see Businesses and Non-Profits get involved!
For Dover-Foxcroft email Sheila: firstname.lastname@example.org or call @ 564-3318 ex 21, Guilford / Sangerville call Julie @ 876-1000 or 343-1010, Abbot email Trisha: email@example.com or call 876-4319
All proceeds in Dover will benefit the Shiretown Homecoming Committee and Guilford, Sangerville & Abbot will benefit the Pirate Rec Dept.
DEXTER - Fossa's General Store / Dexter Community Farm Project is pleased to announce that we expect to open the Fossa's General Store on the corner of Main street and Route 7 in Dexter soon.
We will be offering food products produced primarily within 35+ miles of Dexter.
We hope to be able to offer a wide variety of items ranging from fresh fruits and vegetables to meats, dairy products, baked goods, and value-added items. We aim to offer the consumer the widest variety of products that we can, weather that be certified organic or not. We are currently seeking products that will be available for our opening in May.
Interested producers are welcome to contact either Ernest Rollins at 717-7057 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org , or Judy Wilbur Craig at 270.1240 or by email judy@DexterFarmProject.com
Click here for the Guidelines for Producers – adopted 03.05.2013 by DRDC Board of Directors.
For folks on Facebook we post nearly daily updates on our construction progress at https://www.facebook.com/groups/dexterfarmproject
DEXTER - Dexter Regional Development Corporation (DRDC) is pleased to announce that Debbie Learned of Exeter is going to be the Assistant Manager at Fossa's General Store with Courtney Doore of Dexter and Belinda Crouse of Sangerville filling out the crew when the store opens in May.
Debbie is a military veteran, has lived all over the country before putting her roots down in Exeter last year. She has experience in startup businesses & working with a staff. She is an animal lover & rescuer of her pets.
Courtney grew up in the Milo area but has lived in Dexter for almost 8 years. She worked for Judy Craig Consulting for 6 years, worked at Abbott Memorial Library and has retail experience. She is also very artistic and an animal lover as well.
Belinda is married to Contractor Fred Crouse and they have horses and dogs and is a self-professed "country girl". Many of you may know Belinda from Lake Shore Lunch as the friendly server or out on the trail riding her beloved horses.
We are still in search of a full time cook who is inventive with local food and 'scratch cooking', but we have many volunteer chefs/cooks who are offering their time to be volunteer celebrity chefs.
We have volunteers that are anxious to help in the non-profit store as well; ages ranging from 8 to 85!!!
Call Project Coordinator/Store Manager Judy Wilbur Craig if you would like to be a part of the Dexter Community Farm Project & Fossa's General Store at 924.DEXTer (3398) or email at judy@DexterFarmProject.com.
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DEXTER - Dexter Fish & Game Association, Inc., who operates Wassookeag Family Campgrounds on Lake Wassookeag, Dexter Maine announces that the campground will be opening on May 15th for our "2013" season.
There are 15 Sites for Tents or RV's, and you can ask about discounts and Special Seasonal Rates Available. The campground features Picnic Tables, Fire Rings, & Trash pick up provided, Sandy Beach, Swimming, Horse Shoes, Picnic Area, Playground, Boat Launch, Bath House with Hot Showers, Dump Station, On Site Restaurant & Ice Cream (Lake Shore Lunch).
There is 1062 acres of beautiful lake for fishing, boating, bird watching etc. Great Fishing (Salmon, Cusk, White Perch, Yellow Perch, Brook Trout, Lake Trout, Pickerel, Small Mouth Bass) Within 1 mile of shopping, golf course, kayak rentals, and restaurants etc.
Seasonal Special: May 15th thru October 15th for just $1500.00 (50% savings)
Reservations and Full Payment required in advance. Credit/Debit card only. No checks. Call 1-207-717-CAMP (2267) for reservations and or more information.
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