Week of January 10, 2019

Celebrating 30 years of local news

Erskine tops school spirit challenge, again

The WGME13/Fox23’s School Spirit Challenge Tournament of Champions is designed to promote the school community and good stewardship with students of high schools in central and southern Maine through an eight-week food drive to benefit the Good Shepherd Food Bank and local food pantries. Erskine raised a record-breaking 196,969.25 pounds of food, which is over twice the amount that any of the 60-plus competing schools has raised in the five years and ten seasons of this competition…

Your Local News

Manager meets with four committee chairmen

CHINA — Town Manager Heath said his goal was to find out whether any committee chairman anticipated unusual or special expenditures during the next fiscal year. None did…

China planning board reschedules meeting

CHINA — The China Planning Board’s Jan. 8 meeting was canceled due to weather conditions. The board is scheduled to meet Tuesday evening, Jan. 15, to finish proposed ordinance amendments to be submitted to voters at the April 6 town business meeting…

Where are they now? Oakland’s Nick Mayo integral part of Eastern Kentucky basketball

OAKLAND — Eastern Kentucky University men’s basketball has high hopes of making it back to the Ohio Valley Conference Tournament this year, in no small part thanks to the skills of Senior forward Nick Mayo…

Dinner and a movie returns to community center

PALERMO — The feedback we’ve gotten has ranged from “It’s depressing” to “We know all that.” Can you imagine how hard it is to find intentionally funny documentaries? Well, we found some…

WGN no longer available on Spectrum cable

CENTRAL ME — On Wednesday, January 2, 2019, WGN America and all associated Video On Demand content was no longer be available to Spectrum customers…

Municipal Tax Information

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

Common Ground: Win a $10 Gift Certificate!

Identify the men in these three photos, and tell us what they have in common. You could win a $10 gift certificate to Retail Therapy consignment boutique in Waterville! Email your answer to townline@fairpoint.net.

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School News

Erskine Academy parent/teacher conferences

CHINA — Erskine Academy has scheduled Parent/Teacher Conferences on Wednesday, January 16, from 3 to 7 p.m., (snow date will be Thursday, January 17)…

Area residents graduate from UNH

The University of Hampshire, in Durham, New Hampshire, has announced the following area students who graduated in May 2018. Rebecca Grenier, of South China, BS in BiomedSci:Med & VetSci, Cum Laude, and Bayleigh Logan, of Windsor, BS in Health Management & Policy…

CMYHA Tier III Peewee travel hockey team

CENTRAL ME — Members of the Central Maine Youth Hockey Association PeeWee Tier III travel team (photo)…

CMYHA Tier III Squirt travel team

CENTRAL ME — Members of the Central Maine Youth Hockey Association Squirt Tier III travel team (photo)…

CMYHA Tier IV Squirt travel team

CENTRAL ME — Members of the Central Maine Youth Hockey Association Squirt Tier IV travel team (photo)…

Winslow grades 1-3 cheerleading squad

WINSLOW — Members of the Winslow Youth cheerleaders for grade 1-3 (open)…

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

VASSALBORO — The Sew for a Cause group made 21 baby quilts, six dozen pillowcases, 10 full size quilts, seven lap quilts, a dozen pajama bottoms, 32 hairnets that were donated to Mid-Maine Homeless Shelter, in Waterville, Newborns in Need, and Cabin in the Woods…

Give Us Your Best Shot!

The best recent photos from our readers!

Obituaries

ALBION – Virginia Lorraine (Whynott) Dow, 96, longtime Albion resident, died on Sunday, December 30, 2018, at Maine Gene­ral Medical Center, in Augusta, following a brief hospitalization. Virginia was born on October 1, 1922, in Portland… and remembering 8 others…

Town Line Original Columnists

Roland D. HalleeSCORES & OUTDOORS

by Roland D. Hallee | A week ago, Jayne Winters, of South China, sent along some excellent photos of a red fox that has been visiting her property recently…

Peter CatesREVIEW POTPOURRI

by Peter Cates | Bach’s St. Matthew Passion is roughly three hours long but contains incomparable stretches of beauty in its arias, choruses and instrumental writing…

Gary KennedyVETERAN’S CORNER

by Gary Kennedy | I have received many replies to recent articles regarding VA and VA benefits. Some inquires relate to the specific disabilities and their compensability. The most common inquiries are related to such problems as hearing loss and what is referred to as ringing in the ears (Tinnitus)…

I’M JUST CURIOUS

by Debbie Walker | Tonight I am going to share a poem that I wrote and one that I found years ago. I find it and I lose it, I find it and I lose it. While it is in the ‘found’ mode I would like to share it with you…

Marilyn Rogers-Bull & PercySOLON & BEYOND

by Marilyn Rogers-Bull & Percy | Solon Elementary School held a Secret Santa activity again this Christmas. Students and staff members drew names and each one designed a tree ornament for the person whose name he/she selected….

FOR YOUR HEALTH

(NAPSI) — The Stanford Center on Longevity’s 2018 “Sightlines Report” found that baby boomers have accumulated less household wealth and carry more debt in comparison to previous generations of American retirees…

Four Retirement Readiness Fixes For Baby Boomers