Week of December 6, 2018

Celebrating 30 years of local news

Kennebec retired educators provide necessities

‘Tis the season for giving, and educators certainly know the truth of that statement as they choose to spend their lives serving thousands of needy students throughout Maine…

Your Local News

The Killdeer Lodge story – part 2

CHINA — The advertising program begun by Eli Wagner in the summer of 1929, drawing people to China Lake’s Killdeer Point with the goal of selling lots in his development, continued during the warm months for several seasons…

Bar Harbor Bank & Trust announces toy drive

CHINA — Bar Harbor Bank & Trust is pleased to announce their first annual Holiday Toy Drive starting December 10. You are invited to bring a children’s toy to any branch of Bar Harbor Bank & Trust from December 10-21, 2018…

Scout donates cancer care packages to area patients

SKOWHEGAN — In memory of his grandfather Frank G. James Jr., who passed away last year of cancer, Dalton Curtis decided to donate 50 cancer care packages to the patients of the oncology department at Redington-Fairview General Hospital…

Are pets the right fit as a Christmas gift? Pets in for long haul beyond Christmas

A new pet might be one of the most exciting gifts to give someone at Christmastime. We tend to see a rise in demand of puppies and kittens leading up to Christmas, culminating in the happy reveal to the recipient…

Local trio cited at annual soccer banquet

CENTRAL ME — Local awards were presented to Northern and Southern Maine Regional All-Star teams that included Carter Lambert, from Messalonskee, Ben Danner from Waterville, and Isaac Lambrecht from Winslow High School…

Learning the game of hockey

CENTRAL ME — The Central Maine Youth Hockey Association Learn to Play program is helping youngsters learn how to skate and play. The program takes place at Colby College, in Waterville, and has been a great success for upcoming hockey players in Central Maine…

Kennebec Historical Society to host tea on Dec. 9

AUGUSTA — The Kennebec Historical Society will host a Victorian Tea Party at its headquarters the Henry Weld Full Jr. House, 107 Winthrop Street, in Augusta, on Sunday, December 9 from 2 to 4 p.m…

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CALENDAR OF EVENTS

CHRISTMAS TREE SALE, St. Denis Knights of Columbus Council #1423, every Thursday through Sunday, through December 21, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m., at End Zone Pizza & Deli, 315 Eastern Ave., Augusta; St. Denis Church, Sundays after 11 a.m. Mass, behind the church…

Obituaries – Week of December 6, 2018

WINDSOR – Pauline Marie (Lachance) Riendeau, 71, of Windsor, passed away Friday, November 23, 2018, at her Windsor home. Pauline was born on November 2, 1947, in Augusta, the daughter of Adelbert and Bertha (Gilbert) Lachance… and remembering 6 others…

Town Line Original Columnists

Gary KennedyNEWS FROM THE VA

by Gary Kennedy | For all of you who follow our veteran related articles and respond, we thank you for your great response and will answer your comments and concern in the order received…

Peter CatesREVIEW POTPOURRI

by Peter Cates | Brooklyn, New York’s Tabernacle church has this very good choir as part of its weekly services and worldwide ministry. This cd is one that should please those who enjoy the group’s singing…

I’M JUST CURIOUS

by Debbie Walker | On a weekend day after Thanksgiving our family always went on the Christmas Tree Walk. Naturally Dad had done hours of walking throughout the year and he knew where he was walking his Christmas tree hunters this year…

Marilyn Rogers-Bull & PercySOLON & BEYOND

by Marilyn Rogers-Bull & Percy | There will be a Holiday Concert ; Steel Drums, featuring “The Snow Pond Pantastics” on Saturday, December 8, at 4 p.m., at the Solon Congregational Church. Refreshments will be served. Admission by donation…

FINANCIAL MATTER$

by Jac M. Arbour | I don’t want to discuss money, investment advice, or financial planning. Instead, I want to talk about the two most important days in a person’s life. What are these two days?…

FOR YOUR HEALTH

(NAPSI) — Nearly double the number of Americans in rural areas versus nonrural areas reported having an insufficient number of cancer doctors near where they live. This is one of the many findings from the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO)’s second annual National Cancer Opinion Survey…

Rural Americans Face Greater Challenges In Accessing Cancer Care