Week of December 20, 2018

Celebrating 30 years of local news

The Town Line staff will be taking its annual winter vacation the week of December 24. There will be no issue on Thursday, December 27. The next issue will be published on Thursday, January 3, 2019. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all our supporters and readers.

The curtain closes on a holiday tradition

But the memories will last forever following final performance after 17 years

December 1 marked the beginning of the 25 days ‘til Christmas, but it also marked the end of a 17-year career for Stephen Fotter. The Performing Arts Center rang with holiday cheer and fantastic music from the Fotter Family of musicians. It was a bitter sweet moment as the members were doing what they love, but this is the last time that they will do it all together on the stage…

Your Local News

Final farewell to Killdeer Lodge

CHINA — On December 15, China Village Fire Department conducted a controlled burning of the old Killdeer Lodge, on Lakeview Drive, in China (also pictures of the lodge as it used to be)…

Planners to send proposed land use revision to selectmen

CHINA — The three China Planning Board members voted unanimously to forward proposed revisions to the town’s Land Development Code to selectmen and to recommend revisions on the warrant for the March 2019 town meeting…

Madison Legion Auxiliary support community

MADISON/ANSON — Each year the members of the auxiliary donate school backpacks filled with school supplies and distributes them to four local schools in Madison and Anson area…

China police log for November

CHINA — Car crashes, suspicious smells and a suspect refrigerator…

Emery recognized for 50-years service to local Masons

CHINA — Ronald Emery, of China, received a 50-year pin at Dunlap Chapter No. 12, Royal Arch Masons, at the Stated Meeting, on Wednesday, December 11…

Poulin earns Eagle status

SIDNEY — On Saturday, December 1, State Senator Matthew Pouliot and Representative Mike Perkins attended an Eagle Scout Court of Honor for Dawson Poulin, of Sidney, and presented him with a Legislative Sentiment…

Square dancers elect officers

CENTRAL ME — The Central Maine Square Dance Club of Waterville recently held its annual business meeting with its election of officers…

Municipal Tax Information

Find out when local taxes are due for China, Vassalboro, Windsor & Winslow.

Windsor town office to close early on Christmas Eve

WINDSOR — The Windsor Town Office will be open at 9 a.m. on December 24, but will close early in observance of the Christmas holiday. The town office will be closed Tuesday and Wednesday, and reopen on Thursday at 9 a.m. The transfer station will be open 3 – 8 p.m. on Wednesday…

Holiday hours at China Town Office

CHINA — The China Town Office will be closed Monday and Tuesday in observance of the Christmas holiday. The office will be closing at noon on Monday, December 31, and will be closed on Tuesday, January 1, 2019. The transfer station will be closed Christmas day and New Year’s day….

School News

Winslow girls soccer KVAC champs

WINSLOW — The Winslow High School girls soccer team claimed the Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference championship with a 2-0 win over Maranacook…

Winslow youth football grades 5-6

WINSLOW — Members of the Winslow Youth Football grades 5-6 team are (photo)…

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

The Recycled Shakespeare Company. Prince and Princess Tea Party, Saturday, January 19, at Governor’s Restaurant Capital Room, from 1 – 3 p.m…

Give Us Your Best Shot!

The best recent photos from our readers!

Obituaries

WINSLOW – Sr. Cecile Chagnon CSJ, 94, (known to her many students as Sr. Claire Yvonne) died Tuesday, December 11, 2018, at Lakewood Manor, Waterville… and remembering 3 others…

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Town Line Original Columnists

Roland D. HalleeSCORES & OUTDOORS

by Roland D. Hallee | Some creep, crawl, fly and even sting, but research and anecdotal evidence concur, the population and diversity of insects on the earth has been rapidly declining in the past decade, many are on the brink of extinction…

Peter CatesREVIEW POTPOURRI

by Peter Cates | This week’s Xmas LPs, both released in the 1960s, are very good examples of seasonal music performed with taste, intelligence and vibrant beauty…

Marilyn Rogers-Bull & PercySOLON & BEYOND

by Marilyn Rogers-Bull & Percy | Time surely flies! It will be town meeting time before we know it! Now for a report on wonderful events that took place in Solon recently…

I’M JUST CURIOUS

by Debbie Walker | Thank you for responding with some of your Christmas memories and allowing me to share them with our other readers. I hope you all enjoy them as much as I have. Here they are…