Week of November 22, 2018

Thanksgiving: a time for reflection, giving thanks

Well, it’s that time of year, again. It’s a time of sharing those tasty treats that we all believe are better than anyone else’s. Of course, all present will compliment and state that they have never tasted better. Secretly they will say, “It’s good, but mine is a little better”… (by Gary Kennedy)

Your Local News

China for a Lifetime kicks off volunteer initiative

CHINA — Twenty-nine people from China attended the event and spoke about the needs and opportunities for volunteering in the China area…

Manager directed to continue talks with CMP over LED street lighting

VASSALBORO — For the second meeting in a row, Vassalboro selectmen were able to take care of one of the recurring items on their agenda, leaving others for future discussion…

Community garden seeks seed money grant

PALERMO — The Palermo Community Garden is seeking matching funds for a small grant for the garden that provides fresh produce for the Palermo Food Pantry…

Annual Parade of Lights on tap for Friday

WATERVILLE — The 13th annual Parade of Lights is scheduled for Friday, November 23, at 6 p.m., in downtown Waterville…

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Municipal Tax Information

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

School News

Erskine’s Field Service club to hold craft fair

CHINA — The American Field Service club, at Erskine Academy, in South China, will be hosting a first ever Christmas Craft Fair at Erskine Academy on Saturday, December 15, from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m…

Winslow youth football, grades 1-2

WINSLOW — Winslow youth football grades 1-2 (photo)…

Winslow youth football, grades 3-4

WINSLOW — Winslow youth football, grades 3-4 (photo)…

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: Thanks for the donations

To the editor:

Thanks from the China Food Pantry for the wonderful gifts of turkeys and cash. Your generosity assured that 60 families will enjoy a “Happy Thanksgiving.”

Ann Austin
Director, China Food Pantry

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: Needs help with Eagle project

To the editor:

I am doing a food drive for part of my Eagle Scout project. Please drop off canned goods or other non-perishable items at Central Maine Pharmacy, in Albion, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. This drive ends November 30. The community thanks you. For more information, call 437-7777.

Jon Roy (Albion)
Eagle Scout candidate


from Dennis Heath (China Town Manager) — The recent election was a great exercise of one of our most valuable rights as citizens, and the fact that 2,058 China residents (about 70 percent of registered voters) cast votes is very noteworthy. Of the three ballot questions approved, all three are being implemented…


AUGUSTA — Christmas Memories, a musical celebration of our lives, will be presented at the Emmanuel Lutheran Episcopal Church, 209 Eastern Ave., on Sat., Dec. 1, at 2 p.m., by the Maine-ly Harmony women’s barbershop chorus. Admission is free…

Give Us Your Best Shot!

The best recent photos from our readers!


WINDSOR – Tabitha Lynn Luczkowski, 28, of Windsor, died unexpectedly Sunday November 4, 2018. She was born in Augusta on January 10, 1990, the daughter of Joseph Luczkowski Sr. and Tamara Schriver… and remembering 8 others…

Town Line Original Columnists


by Roland D. Hallee | A couple of weeks ago,while my wife and I made our semi-annual trip to my brother’s in Vermont, he pointed out to us all the pine trees that were a yellow-orange in color…


by Peter Cates | Nanut’s approach is one of architectural balance; intelligence in pacing, phrasing and shaping; understated beauty; and brooding drama…

Marilyn Rogers-Bull & PercySOLON & BEYOND

by Marilyn Rogers-Bull & Percy | Solon Civil Rights Team Gets Underway: Thank – you to our veterans! The Solon Civil Rights Team has begun its work in our school this fall. Part of the Maine Civil Rights Team Project, its mission is to teach our students the negative effects of bias behaviors…


by Debbie Walker | I got quite a chuckle the other night when I asked the great computer wizard to show me some of the funny holidays I have heard about in the past. Every month seems to have much more than we see on our calendars…


(NAPSI) — If you’re like 64 percent of Americans, you drink a cup of coffee every day. While many coffee drinkers still prefer their coffee black in its most natural form, coffee tastes have evolved over the years…

Drink To Your Health