Week of December 5, 2019

Celebrating 31 years of local news

Kringleville: A magical Christmas tradition

Christmas season is underway in central Maine

A message from Santa and Mrs. Claus to the spirited people of Kringleville, Maine USA! Thank you for welcoming us once again to the booming City of Waterville. We noticed that this year’s parade of lights was bigger and brighter than ever. We were so pleased to see so many floats and friends. We also noticed growth and development down your Main Street…Congratulations… [604 words] by Mark Huard

Your Local News

Planners to consider three commercial projects

CHINA — China Planning Board members have three commercial projects near South China Village and Route 3 to consider at their Tuesday, Dec. 10 meeting, which starts at 6:30 p.m. in the town office meeting room and is open to the public…

Planning board meeting rescheduled to Dec. 10

VASSALBORO — The Vassalboro Planning Board meeting scheduled for Dec. 3 has been postponed to Dec. 10 at 7 p.m. in the town office meeting room. The major agenda item for Dec. 3 was continued review of the proposed Sidereal Brewery on Cross Hill Road…

Knights of Columbus change the colors at Bar Harbor Bank and Trust

by Keith Richardson — Have you ever walked through your town, and seen something which “needed fixing,” and wished you could do something? This question applies to groups, as well as to individuals. The Knights of Columbus is such a group; they see things and offer to help…

Take our weekly survey!

Did you get a flu shot this year?

LAST WEEK: Do you think Christmas has become too commercialized?
Yes: 92.2% (106) – No: 7.8% (9) – 115 respondents

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Fresh baked turkey pies coming this Saturday in Winslow

WINSLOW — This Saturday, December 7, from noon to 2 p.m., Winslow Congregational Church will be offering 320 incredibly yummy, fresh-from-the-oven turkey pies for take-out sale. Cost is just $10 per pie. Holiday pasta packages, starting at $6.50, will also be available for sale. Pie sale will help defray cost of new disabled access ramp…

Palermo Community Center in search of seed money to upgrade community garden

PALERMO — The Palermo Community Garden is going for a SeedMoney FlashFund Challenge Grant. They are looking to revamp and raise some of the cedar log garden beds to provide comfortable seating for seniors and the disabled. The goal is to raise $600 before December 15…

Bird count seeks feeder watchers and field observers

CENTRAL ME — The Sebasticook Regional Land Trust invites all interested birdwatchers to participate in the Unity Christmas Bird Count on Saturday December 14. If you like to feed the birds and will be around to watch your bird feeder on the day of the count, they would love to have you help!…

Mid-Maine Chamber and KV Connect to host “Meet the Reps”

WATERVILLE — Mid-Maine Chamber of Commerce and KV Connect will host “Meet the Reps” December 18, 2019, from 5:30 – 7 p.m., at Chace Community Forum in Waterville…

Bar Harbor Bank & Trust kicks off second annual Holiday Toy Drive

S. CHINA — Bar Harbor Bank & Trust kicked off its second annual Holiday Toy Drive on Monday, December 2. New, unwrapped toys can be dropped off at any Bar Harbor Bank & Trust from December 2 through December 13…

Getting the upper hand

CENTRAL ME — Katelynn Shores, 8, of Benton, grappling with Kayla Joseph, 8, of Oakland, at the Maine Skirmish Grappling Tournament on November 10…

LETTERS: I miss that America

from Rev. Jim Ferrone (S. China) — Young people are not taught respect for the ideas of others. We have become a one, and only one, opinion allowed, nation. Believe in something other than what the culture calls for and you are labeled as bigots, haters, Nazi’s, Fascists, etc….

Sheepscot chorus to perform in Boothbay Harbor

BOOTHBAY — Sheepscot Valley Chorus celebrates its 39th season with a “Christmas Pops!” concert on Sunday, December 8, at 3 p.m., at the Boothbay Harbor Congregational Church…

2019 Real Estate Tax Due Dates

Due dates for 2019 Real Estate taxes for Albion, China, Palermo, Vassalboro, Waterville and Windsor…

Webber Pond

Webber Pond is a comic drawn by an anonymous central Maine resident…

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

JOURNEY TO BETHLEHEM, Thurs., Dec. 5 & Fri., Dec. 6, 6 – 8 p.m., and Sat., Dec. 7, 5 – 8 p.m., Palermo Christian Church, 322 Branch Mills Rd. Admission free. Hot drinks and refreshments served following the tour. FMI: 993-2636… (…and many other local events!)

Obituaries

NORTH VASSALBORO – Donald G. O’Keefe, 92, passed away on Saturday, November, 2, 2019, at Maine Medical Center, Portland. He was born on August 11, 1927, in North Vassalboro, the son of William Francis and Adelaide Marie (Perry) O’Keefe… and remembering 11 others.

Town Line Original Columnists

Roland D. HalleeSCORES & OUTDOORS

by Roland D. Hallee | Few birds are so well loved as the Northern Cardinal. Even the female stands out with its red accents on brown. Also, unlike other bird species, the male and female cardinals both sing…

Peter CatesREVIEW POTPOURRI

by Peter Cates | Having watched this well-produced, directed, conducted and performed new Met production, I found it a very good example of dance, narration, acting and juggling – and a smaller than usual amount of opera singing…

THE MONEY MINUTE

by Jac M. Arbour | My family has reminisced about these moments many times, and each time we do, we smile, we laugh, and we comment how we wish we could go back and do it all over again…

I’M JUST CURIOUS

by Debbie Walker | So…. The Wandering Nanas (My friend, Nana Dee and myself, Nana Daffy) had been planning another trip to Ohio and Pennsylvania. We went up in June and were making a return trip to celebrate Dee’s Aunt Jean’s 95th birthday…

Marilyn Rogers-Bull & PercySOLON & BEYOND

by Marilyn Rogers-Bull | I am pleased to have some news about Lief’s favorite club that he enjoys so much, the Franklin County Aircraft Modelers Club, Deadstick Landings. The club members hold their Indoor Flying at the Calvary Pentecostal Church, in Madison, every Thursday 9 a.m. – noon. (Donations Appreciated)…

FOR YOUR HEALTH

(NAPSI)—It could be said that everything Troy Amdahl learned to love he learned in kindergarten. No kidding. He met Kristen, his wife of 29 years, at age five, remained friends, took her to the senior prom, married and raised four children…