Week of April 18, 2019

Celebrating 31 years of local news

Windsor awards years of service at VFD annual meeting

Nearly 40 people gathered at Aunt Gin’s restaurant, in Whitefield, for the Windsor Volunteer Fire Department’s annual meeting on Thursday, April 11. The highlight of the evening was the presentation of distinguished service awards to four individuals who have contributed significantly to the Windsor VFD over the years…

Your Local News

Budget committee, selectmen agree on suggested expenditures

VASSALBORO — Vassalboro Budget Committee members went through most of the proposed 2019-2020 municipal budget at their April 11 meeting, agreeing with the selectmen’s suggested expenditures. There was no dissent on any recommendation…

Budget committee acts on two proposed June expenditures

CHINA — China Budget Committee members have endorsed one of the selectmen’s two proposed June expenditures, by a split vote, and unanimously advised voters to disapprove the other…

Roper presented with service award

WHITEFIELD — Whitefield Lion David Roper, left, was presented with a Chevron award on March 28 at the Whitefield Lions Club, in Coopers Mills. Roper, of Whitefield, received the award for 15 years service with the club…

New opportunities for success loom off the coast of Maine

HARRINGTON — Amidst the lobster traps, blue and barren berried rolling hills of Harrington, Maine, forager, artist and engineer Dave Olson is re-imagining the rockweed harvesting scene…

Egg decorating at China Village Library

CHINA — On April 7, the China Village (ACB) Library hosted a Ukrainian Easter Egg Decorating Workshop with local artist and instructor Lesia Sochor. Using a special tool called “Kistka,” a candle flame, beeswax and dyes, adults and children alike enjoyed learning the ancient craft…

Announcing The Town Line’s ice out contest winner

CHINA — The Town Line’s ice out judge has declared that ice officially went out of China Lake on Friday, April 12, 2019. The judge’s decision is final. With her correct guess, Jane Glidden is the winner of this year’s contest…

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Order Vidalias before the deadline

PALERMO — The deadline for ordering fresh Vidalia onions is April 25. They will arrive in Palermo the evening of May 16, at the Palermo Community Center on Turner Ridge Rd. They will be available for pick up Thursday evening through Saturday…

Quilts for the children

VASSALBORO — Ladies from Rachel Kilbride’s Sew for a Cause group, in North Vassalboro that meets at St. Bridget’s Community Center recently presented 30 quilts to Project Linus, a nonprofit that donates blankets to disadvantaged children…

Palliative Players Present “End Game”

PALERMO — Celebrate the Circle of Life during Earth Week as the Palliative Players present an improvisational theater piece entitled End Game at the Palermo Community Center on Friday, April 26…

Town Meeting schedule for 2019

Check here to see when your town has scheduled their 2019 town meeting. Current listings for Windsor. To have your town listed, send an email to townline@fairpoint.net.

School News

JMG students help at town meeting

CHINA — Jobs for Maine Graduates students helped set up for China’s annual town meeting on April 6 (photo)…

Mallory Beane receives a scholarship from Husson University

FAIRFIELD — Husson University announced today that Fairfield, ME resident, Mallory Beane, will receive a $3000 Provost’s Leadership Scholarship for the 2018-2019 academic year…

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

RECYCLED SHAKESPEARE CO., celebrates William Shakespeare’s 455th birthday, with a birthday bash, Sat., April 20. The public is invited with free admission. All 154 of his sonnets will be read throughout the day…

Obituaries

ALBION – Dennis E. Lindsay, 85, passed away Wednesday, January 2, 2019, at an Augusta hospital. A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, May 18, 2019, at 2 p.m., at the Lindsay Memorial Garden (The Farm), 34 The Dirt Road, Albion, ME… and remembering 5 others…

Common Ground – Round 4: Win a $10 gift certificate!

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Town Line Original Columnists

Dan CassidyINside the OUTside

by Dan Cassidy | Natalie Terry began another year at Sugarloaf as she has done over the last 49, however, this year has a special meaning. This is the 50th consecutive year that she has been teaching skiing at Sugarloaf since 1951…

Gary Kennedy VA CORNER

by Gary Kennedy | For those of you who need help with a claim we would be happy to take a look and offer our opinion/advise on the matter. I have heard many of you say that you have applied for VA medical help and were turned down…

Peter CatesREVIEW POTPOURRI

by Peter Cates | Among the funniest animated characters, right up there with Foghorn, Wiley and Bugs, were two blisteringly arrogant magpie-ish partners in crime, Heckle and Jeckle…

I’M JUST CURIOUS

by Debbie Walker | Many of you are aware I had moved back to Florida in January. I lived here for 30-plus years before I went back to Maine for a few years. Last month I went on a car trip with my girls, daughter Deana and granddaughter Tristin, to my grandson Blake’s new home of Panama City Beach…

Marilyn Rogers-Bull & PercySOLON & BEYOND

by Marilyn Rogers-Bull & Percy | I am sad to tell you of the death of my brother-in-law, Howard Rogers, of Solon, who died last week at the age of 97. He had just recently received the Boston Post Cane as Solon’s oldest resident…

FOR YOUR HEALTH

(NAPSI)—As people continue to look for ways to live healthier lifestyles, the plant-based diet continues to gain momentum. A plant-based diet describes a way of eating in which there is an emphasis on plant foods in the form of colorful fruits and vegetables, legumes and whole grains…