"Rainy but lush Dexter weather"
Photo by Judy, May 20, 2013 on the Crockett Road looking towards Little Wassookeag
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)
PLEASE NOTE MEETING LOCATION CHANGE!
1. Ordinance C2013-5 East-West Corridor Moratorium
2. Ordinance C2013-6 Delinquent Personal Property Tax Collection
Sec. 2-203. Policy for Collection of Delinquent Personal Property Taxes.
3. Application for Victualer's License for a Lunch Wagon from Deborah Tibbetts dba Debba-Doo's, 17 Old Pond Road
4. Application for Victualer's License for Colleen Bailey dba Dunkin Donuts, 51 Church Street
SKOWHEGAN – The 2013 American Cancer Society Relay for Life for Somerset County will feature at least 38 teams with just under 500 participants, according to registration chair Heidi York Lyman. “We are on target to meet our goal, but we need all the help we can get,” Lyman said at the May 21 team captains’ meeting at Skowhegan Middle School.
This year’s Relay for Life will be held at the Skowhegan State Fairgrounds on June 15-16 and organizers have set a fund-raising goal of $124,000.
Relay for Life is a community event where teams take turns walking on the horse racing track at the fairgrounds continuously for 18 hours. Many have held yard sales, food sales, a “Zumba-thon” and other events to raise funds for the American Cancer Society.
The public also invited to watch the events – you do not have to be a team member.
The top three teams in fund-raising as of mid-May were Securing Our Survival (SOS), Team New Balance and SPARC.
Another popular way of making a donation to fight cancer is the purchase of a luminaria, a paper bag illuminated by a votive candle and placed on the track after dusk. They can be personalized with names or photos in memory of someone who was lost to cancer or dedicated to a survivor. Suggestion minimum donation is $10.
This year’s Relay for Life theme is “Holidays” and teams are encouraged to dress in appropriate attire of their choice – Christmas, Halloween, St. Patrick’s Day, etc.
One of the most popular – and emotional – moments of Relay for Life is at the beginning of the event when cancer survivors and their caregivers take a parade lap on the track. Some who are unable to walk can ride in a wagon to celebrate the occasion. “A survivor is anyone who has successfully battled cancer or who is still undergoing treatment for it,” said committee chair Judi York. “Caregivers are anyone who has or is still helping someone with cancer, including family and friends.”
On the lighter side, the “Miss Relay” contest at midnight Saturday will feature the best collection of ladies wearing dresses created out of newspaper and duct tape. “They can’t start working on them until 11 o’clock,” entertainment chairman John Clark noted. “That way, no one has an advantage. Some of the creations have really been unique.”
Melissa Cushman, the community development executive for the American Cancer Society’s Maine division, said that Relay for Life not only gives the organization high visibility, but long-term benefits. “Everything we do has a ripple effect on people that we don’t even know personally,” Cushman said.
The next Relay for Life event will be “Bank Night” Tuesday, June 11 at 6 p.m. at Skowhegan Middle School. This is the night when participants drop off their donations and luminaria forms and pick up their team t-shirts.
For more information, visit www.relayforlife.org and enter “Skowhegan, Maine” in the search box.
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
MAINE - Lyme disease is the second most commonly reported infectious disease in Maine, with over 1,100 cases reported in 2012. That is why the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention (Maine CDC) is proud to join Governor Paul LePage who has officially proclaimed May as Lyme Disease Awareness Month. Lyme disease is a bacterial infection that is carried by the deer tick. Cases have increased over the last five years in Maine, and occur in all 16 counties. Lyme disease is most common among school age children and middle age adults. As the weather continues to get warmer, more ticks will be out in the open, and most infections in Maine occur during the summer months.
The most common early symptom of Lyme disease is an expanding red rash that occurs at the site of the tick bite within 3-30 days after being bitten. Fever, join and muscle pains may also occur. Lyme disease is treatable, and the majority of patients recover after receiving appropriate therapy. Lyme disease is preventable. Maine CDC recommends following the "No Ticks 4 ME" approach which includes:
Maine CDC has numerous educational materials available on our website at http://www.maine.gov/dhhs/boh/ddc/epi/vector-borne/lym
MAINE - Business and nonprofit entities can file quickly and easily using the Secretary of State's online filing system. To file online, go HERE Payment may be made by Visa, MasterCard, Discover, electronic check or with a subscriber account.
The Annual Report fee is $85 for domestic business entities, $150 for foreign business entities and $35 for domestic or foreign nonprofit corporations. Entities that filed online in a previous year will be able to review the information provided at that time, and will simply need to update that information as necessary prior to filing this year's report. For account subscribers, the online filing service includes additional functionality to assist with managing multiple annual report filings.
Another online service allows noncommercial clerks or noncommercial registered agents to change their addresses. Additionally, this service allows an authorized individual of a foreign entity (organized outside Maine) to change the principal or home office address. Anyone wishing to make these address changes separately from the online annual report filing service, should visit HERE .
For entities that prefer to file a paper annual report, a preprinted form can be downloaded HERE .
A substantial late-filing penalty will be assessed, and may not be waived, on all reports received after June 3, 2013, the legal filing deadline.
The Secretary of State's Corporations Division is available to answer questions regarding Annual Report filing or changing an address. The division can be reached at (207) 624-7752 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org .
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 Judy Wilbur Craig at the store 207.924.DEXT(3398) or by email judy@DexterFarmProject.com
For folks on Facebook we post nearly daily updates on our construction progress at https://www.facebook.com/groups/dexterfarmproject
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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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