Kennebec Historical Society’s annual meeting program: “Historic Bridges of Maine”

The story of Maine’s Historic Bridges is more faceted than you might think.  Why are bridges located where they are?  Who built them?  Why do they look the way they do?  Amanda Taylor, architectural historian, will provide a presentation based on the publication Historic Bridges of Maine: 350 Years of Bridge and Roadway Design.  She will discuss the unique ways in which Maine’s bridge builders overcame geography and environmental influences to provide travel throughout the state.  The talk also showcases several specific historic bridges in Maine and detail how their builders chose creative solutions to difficult crossings and how technology changed design and construction.

The speaker, Amanda Taylor, is an architectural historian for Kleinfelder, an international engineering and architecture firm with an office in Augusta.  In recent years, she has documented historic resources related to the Sarah Mildred Long Bridge in Kittery, Masse Saw and Grist Mill in Vassalboro, and Belfast and Moosehead Lake Railroad Freight House in Belfast.  She has spent much of the last four years completing historic resource surveys throughout Maine.

The Kennebec Historical Society Annual Meeting Program is open to the public and will take place on Wednesday, September 28, 2016, at 6:30 p.m. at the Viles Arboretum, located at 153 Hospital Street in Augusta.  The public program will be preceded at 5 p.m. by a potluck supper and at 6 p.m. by the society’s annual business meeting.  Any members that wish to attend the potluck supper are invited to bring a dish to share.  Please note that the annual meeting program is not the society’s monthly program.

SOLON & BEYOND, Week of September 22, 2016

Solon and Beyondby Marilyn Rogers-Bull & Percy
Solon, Maine 04979

Good morning, dear friends. Don’t worry, be happy!

On Saturday, September 24, from 2 – 4 p.m., the Madison Historical Society will host speaker/author Louise Hunt who will give her history of being a Wabanaki woman growing up on Indian Island. She also will speak about Father Rasle. Her book is entitled, In the Shadow of the Steel Cross. There will be light refreshments.

Solon Elementary School welcomes their new preschool teacher, Carissa Booker to the school this fall. Ms. Booker graduated from the University of Maine at Farmington and worked for part of last year in the Special Ed Department at Carrabec Community School. She replaces Jen Hebert, who is now the supervisor and the Family Services Coordinator for the preschool program in RSU #74.

Also welcomed is Mathew Brown, who is the new health teacher. He graduated from the University of Maine in Orono and taught previously at North Yarmouth Academy. Brown is teaching health in the K-5 students in the district and is also teaching physical education at CCS and Garret Schenck.

The Solon K-5 students will visit Lakewood Theatre on September 26 to attend their fall production of The Icicle Princess performed by the Lakewood Jesters. This is the 18th year that Lakewood has produced a show specially customized for elementary students.

The play lasts about an hour, and students get to interact with the performers during the show and meet them after the show. We are fortunate to have this historic theater so close to home. Parents are welcome to join us on this trip. Thanks to the PTO for funding the admission fees for the stedents.

Lief and I had a wonderful weekend, we attended a late 80th birthday party for him held in Ellsworth by his sisters. Six of his nine sisters were in attendance along with other relatives to help him celebrate. His son Dean and wife Cheryl came from Georgia and his daughter, Cindy came from New York. Granddaughter Ashley and great-granddaughter Haley were also there, so he was surrounded by loved ones. There was a beautiful birthday cake, ice cream, gifts and cards. It is so nice to get together with those we love.

One night when I couldn’t sleep, I started counting up how many sisters-in-law I have had over the years. Starting with Liefs’ nine, there were a total of 24, I wonder if that is a record?! I feel blessed with all of them, several are no longer with us, but their memories are there. I grew up without a sister so they are extra special.

The North Anson Congregational Church is having a yard sale on Saturday, September 24. Sorry, I don’t have the hours for it.

Percy’s memoir is a good one that we both liked: “Practice Makes Perfect…When I feel alone and lonely And my empty world seems void, I relax for just a moment And I trust joy will unfold. For in my quiet time I listen To the gentle voice within, And He hears my prayers clearly For He let’s the sunshine in. Oh, how marvelous this practice Which can make our dreams come true, But the beauty of the challenge My dear friend is you. So remember perseverance, (that was Percy’s real name!) Is a gift, but yours by choice, And if you continue in this practice Rest assured you will rejoice. For no words can ever tell you Of the treasure deep within, But with the art of silent practice He will let the sunshine in.” (words by Chris Zambernard.)

Obituaries, Week of September 22, 2016


SOUTH CHINA––Lori Anne Pinette, 57, passed away August 16, 2016, following a brief illness of glioblastoma brain tumor, at Maine Medical Center in Portland. Lori was born to the late Joseph C. Pinette and Gloria Dowe Pinette, of South China, on November 24, 1958.

Most of her earlier years were spent in South China, and the past 25 years in Damariscotta. She graduated from Oak Grove Coburn, in Vassalboro, and studied at University of Maine Farmington, Brigham Young University and University of Utah.

Lori was an excellent cook and baker, an excellent seamstress, and made beautiful crocheted dresses; she also crocheted and knitted many sweaters. Her modesty kept her from showing how talented she was.

She was predeceased by her father, Joseph; and brothers Scott and Gregory.

Lori is survived by her mother, Gloria Dowe Pinette, of South China; daughter, Moira Salewski, of Portland; Derry Salewski, of Augusta; and Ian, of South China; and many aunts, uncles and cousins.


JEFFERSON––Robert William Lord, of Jefferson, passed away on September 10, 2016, at his home.

Robert was a retired civil engineer who was a founding partner in the Burlington, New Jersey firm Lord, Anderson, Worrell, and Barnett. His projects included beautiful park designs in urban, suburban, and rural areas. He served as municipal engineer for many Burlington County towns.

He volunteered his time and expertise to the Rancocas Nature Center and grounds in Hainesport, New Jersey.

Upon retiring to Maine, Robert enjoyed spending time with his family, sailing on Damariscotta Lake, bird watching, and studying nature. He was an active volunteer with the Damariscotta Lake Watershed Association until the time of his death.

He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Margaret Lord; children, Craig (Debbie, Jennifer Gallogly (Andrew), and Stuart; grandchildren, Maggie Masterton (Bob), Patrick Gallogly, Clare Gallogly, Nathaniel Lord, and Augusta Lord; and sisters, Peggy Warren and Sally Stillwell (Carl).

The family requests that donations be made to the Damariscotta Lake Watershed Association, c/o  Midcoast Conservancy, P.O. Box 289, Wiscasset ME 04578.

Condolences and messages for the family may be expressed by visiting www.StrongHancock. com.


ELKTON, MARYLAND – Dale Craig Flynn, 74, of Elkton, Maryland, passed away Saturday, September 10, 2016. Born in Skowhegan on July 23, 1942, he was the son of the late Ernest J. Jr. and Leona Pomelow Flynn.

Dale was a missionary withy Word of Life Fellowship for 45 years.

Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Elisabeth Keay Flynn; children Edward Flynn and Karen Beth Thompson and husband Cliff; granddaughter Tori Thompson, all of Elkton, Maryland; brother Neal Flynn, of Hollis.

Interment will take place at Maple Grove Cemetery, in Albion.


WINSLOW – Constance (Piteau) Saucier, 77, of Winslow, passed away on Sunday, September 11, 2016, in Wilton, New Hampshire. Connie was born and raised in Augusta, to parents George and Rena Levesque Piteau.

Connie is survived by her husband William Saucier; five children, Laurie Quirion and her daughter Julie Goodwin and her children Niya and Shehran, Dakota Allen and Marisa Allen; daughter Kelly Belanger and husband Michael Belanger and their children Samantha Krook and her husband Jason and their children Vincent and Arianna; Stephanie Krook and husband Andrew and their children Desmond and Natalie; Kelly’s son Spencer Belanger and his wife Michelle and their son Lincoln; three sons Steve Saucier, Brian Saucier and Shawn Saucier; four sisters, Monique Miner and husband Archie, of Augusta, Ann LaVoie and husband Don, of Lewiston, Janice Vintinner, of Richmond, Leah Schneider, of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; her brother Raymond Piteau, of Waterville; cousins Joan Giroux, Geraldine Grenier, Rolande White; nieces and nephews.

Connie was predeceased by her parents; sister Theresa Piteau Gallagher, brother Robert Piteau and sister Anita Piteau (missing since 1970); sister-in-law Diane Saucier Rancourt’ brothers-in-law Eric Saucier and Edwin (Midge) Saucier.

To share condolences, memories and tributes with Connie’s family, please vist


JEFFERSON––It is with sadness that the family of Richard H. Scofield announces his passing on Wednesday, September 14, 2016. He was born in Rockland on December 24, 1934, the son of G. Hamlin and Verna C. Scofield.

Richard was educated in Waldoboro schools, graduating from Waldoboro High School in 1953, and University of Maine with a BS in civil engineering in 1957. After six months of work with the Maine State Highway Commission, he was drafted into the Army and spent two years on Guam and Formosa, being discharged in 1959. He then worked for the sate of Maine Highway Commission and Department of Transportation. During his tenure with the Department he worked as a construction engineer out of the Rockland Division Office, later was transferred to the Augusta office where he worked in both maintenance and state aid, later moving to the Rockland division as Division Engineer and then to Highway Maintenance Engineer in Augusta and remained there until his retirement.

After retirement, Dick worked part-time for Friendship Surveying Company, where he and John Black walked many miles, set a lot of corners and cut a lot of bushes. Dick was a very active member of the Whitefield Lions Club, being a Life Member in 1989 and a Melvin Jones recipient in 1998 and serving as their treasurer from 1990 to 2005.

He was predeceased by his daughter, Anne E. Scofield; stepdaughter Rose Ann D’Auteuil; and wife Jennie.

He is survived by his longtime companion, Donna Brooks; two sons, Thomas R. Scofield and his fiance Kelly Maxcy, of Jefferson and Victor Scofield and wife Sue, of Nobleboro; one stepson Michael D’Auteuil, of Salem, New Hampshire; one grandson Thomas J. Scofield and wife Katelynd, of Jefferson; granddaughter Samantha Peaslee; three great-grandsons, Konner, Jace and Carter; and two step-granddaughters.

To extend online condolences, light a candle for Dick, or to share a story or pictures, visit his Book of Memories at

Memorial donations may be made to: Dimes for Dogs Fund at the Whitefield Lions Club, P.O. Box 52, Coopers Mills  ME  04341.


BERTHA J. BRUNELLE, 82, of Augusta, passed away on Tuesday, August 23, 2016, at MaineGeneral Rehabilitation and Nursing Care Center at Glenridge, in Augusta, following a long illness. Locally, she is survived by a daughter, Patricia Pinkham and significant other Gary Mather, of Vassalboro.

BARBARA D. COOPER, 93, of Augusta, formerly of Windsor, passed away on Tuesday, September 13, 2016, at MaineGeneral Rehabilitation and Long-Term Care at Glenridge Drive, in Augusta, following an extended illness. Locally, she is survived by children Carolyn Cooper-Brown, of Fairfield, and William R. Cooper and wife Faylene, of China.

MARGARET E. McMAHON, 90, of Manchester, passed away on Tuesday, September 13, 2016, at Mid Coast Hospital. Locally, she is survived by a daughter, Jill D. Cayer and husband Lionel, of Whitefield.

LEO J. BERG, 82, of Augusta, passed away on Tuesday, September 13, 2016, at his home. Locally, he is survived by a daughter, Diane York and husband Dale, of Jefferson.

Husson University announces spring honors

The following students have been named to the Spring 2016 honors list at Husson.

Sebastian Atkins-Taylor, of Augusta,  is a senior who is currently enrolled in Husson’s bachelor of science in mass communications with a concentration in Journalism program.

Lelia Belanger, of Augusta, is a sophomore who is currently enrolled in Husson’s bachelor of science in biology program.

Michayla Dostie, of Augusta, is a sophomore who is currently enrolled in Husson’s bachelor of science in nursing program.

Mary-Anne MacArthur, of Canaan, is a senior who is currently enrolled in Husson’s associate of science in paralegal studies and a bachelor of science in psychology program.

Owen Freeman, of Freedom, is a junior who is currently enrolled in Husson’s bachelor of science in communications technology with a concentration in video production program.

Nicholas Maney, of Jefferson, is a sophomore who is currently enrolled in Husson’s bachelor of science in communications technology with a concentration in video production program.

Christine Boucher, of Oakland, is a sophomore who is currently enrolled in Husson’s bachelor of science in kinesiology-human movement science and doctor of physical therapy program.

Mikhaila Necevski, of Oakland, is a freshman who is currently enrolled in Husson’s bachelor of science in health sciences program.

Megan Mahoney, of Palermo, is a sophomore who is currently enrolled in Husson’s bachelor of science in elementary education program.

Alyssa Doucette, of Skowhegan, is a sophomore who is currently enrolled in Husson’s bachelor of science in criminal justice and bachelor of science in psychology with a mental health rehabilitation technician/community (MHRT/C) certification program.

Anne-Marie Provencal, of Skowhegan, is a junior who is currently enrolled in Husson’s bachelor of science in healthcare studies and master of science in occupational therapy program.

Anthony Toneatti, of Solon, is a junior who is currently enrolled in Husson’s bachelor of science in communications technology with a concentration in live sound technology program.

Samuel Stevens, of South China, is a sophomore who is currently enrolled in Husson’s bachelor of science in business administration program.

Samantha McLaughlin, of Starks, is a senior who is currently enrolled in Husson’s bachelor of science in nursing program.

Briana Oliver, of Starks, is a sophomore who is currently enrolled in Husson’s bachelor of science in forensic science program.

Alyssa Willette, of Unity, is a junior who is currently enrolled in Husson’s bachelor of science in nursing program.

Caleb Cummings, of Windsor, is a sophomore who is currently enrolled in Husson’s bachelor of science in health sciences program.

Christine Parrilli, of Winslow, is a senior who is currently enrolled in Husson’s bachelor of science in nursing program.

Albion Neighborhood News, Week of September 22, 2016

by Mary Lee Rounds

Seventy years in business. How many people can lay claim to that? The only one I know is Harry Yeaton, of Albion.  When Harry came back from his service time after World War II, he took over his father’s  business and built it into the store it is today.  Making the decision to retire  when he found a buyer of whom he approved, sometimes can delay things.  Shawn Essler, of Albion, proved to be that person.   Harry is planning on covering the store for the two days Shawn will be working at his regular job in Winslow.  The name, phone number, P.O. Box  number of the store will remain the same.

What will Harry do when he is not at the store people are asking?  He says “he has plenty of odd jobs to do at home.”   I am sure he will be missed  and he will miss the people on a daily basis.  I live within site of Yeaton’s store, but until I stood there talking with him, I never realized how busy he really is.  There are the regulars and then  there is one that comes to get a treat.  Harry has a special visitor everyday who stops by to pick up his daily ration of part of a peanut butter sandwich.  A white ball of fluff that also wants his dog biscuits that Harry holds between his teeth for him to take.  I think they will both miss each other.  But most of all we all will miss Harry behind the counter every day.

Letters to the editor, Week of September 22, 2016

Responds to letters

To the editor:

To the folks of China, I am from away – all the way from Winthrop. Living there until I graduated from Winthrop High and then I was off to the Marines.   I’ve lived in other areas of Maine and also, for five years, in Nevada, North Carolina and California.  Call that ‘from away’ if you want.

I do want change in China.  I was one of the more adamant supporters of purchasing the Cabins property, as I know from experience (Winthrop) what it means to a kid and a family to have access to a beach and lake, year-round.  I had the best childhood, greatly, because of time on the beach/lake.

I moved to China six years ago because of the lake.  I wanted my grandkids to have the same wonderful experiences I had in Winthrop and we’ve been well-blessed they are here frequently.  The town ultimately decided not to purchase The Cabins for about $550,000, which I believe was from bad/false information passed around town.  I was told the property just appraised for $1.3 million.  I know our town could have made great use of the property and it was shame to see it slip away.  Just one cabin recently sold for $145,000.

Also, I started my own nonprofit to try and acquire The Cabins property, privately.  I wanted Hannaford, FairPoint, TimeWarner, etc…  to sponsor weeks for autistic children, survivors of domestic abuse, Wounded Warriors, etc… and more important to me – to give free weeks to less-fortunate families from the Harold Alfond Cancer Center or Center for Grieving Children , providing a week of ‘Life on China Lake’ so they could enjoy a week with those they loved, before they were too sick.   I couldn’t make it go, but I’m pleased that at least I did try to do something for my community.

As a member of the China Volunteer Fire Department, I secured a $46,000 grant for new air packs (instead of it coming out of your taxes). Trust me when I say there are some really fine people, with whom I’m proud to be associated, on China Fire/Rescue.  They give their time to protect and serve the people in this town, without reward.

I often go to selectmen’s meetings because I’m interested in what’s happening in town, and I think more folks should attend and offer their support of the board member’s endeavors.   I’m on several committees because I want to do my part in making China a better place to live.  Having lived and experienced other places, I hope to help bring a few good experiences to town.

We have $5 million in TIF money to spend in 20 years and I would like to see the town do something ambitious, that the majority of voters can support.  The TIF committee would love to hear suggestions from the people in town.  Anyone can email, call or visit the town office with your suggestions or better yet, come to a TIF meeting and share your thoughts.

My suggestion of shops and a place for folks to retire is simply a suggestion, but I feel will make China a better, friendlier place to live and also help with our ever-increasing taxes – similar to how Hannaford is a  wonderful addition to our community.  Really, nothing stays the same and we can purposely put something in place that benefits people or – live with what someone else puts in place, which we may not want at all.  Try stopping Irving/Circle K.

Frankly, I like to think I’ve been doing my part for China since I moved here, when many aren’t.  Sadly, while China calls itself, ‘The friendliest town in Maine,’ I can’t say that I’ve always found that to be true – especially in the pages of The Town Line.

Dale Worster

Ben Twitchell Will Get Things Done

To the editor:

I’ve known Ben for many years and I respect him. He’s a great family man and a generous neighbor. He’s been attentive and works hard in our community as a Winslow Town Councilor. Additionally, he’s a person who’s always willing to help neighbors in need.

Ben is a friendly person. As a representative he’ll listen to the concerns, and be active for the citizens he represents. People need to know that their representative is there for them.

A subject that’s very important to me is the terrible drug problem that claims the lives and effects many families within our communities. Ben promises that finding a solution to this growing problem will be a top priority.

We need a representative who will represent all citizens. He wants to make a difference working for us in Augusta. I know he’ll work hard. That’s what Ben does!

Please vote Ben Twitchell,  state representative for Winslow and part of Benton

Linda Lemieux

Think before you speak

To the editor:

I must preface this letter by first saying, in my opinion, Governor Paul LePage is not a racist but an honorable man who has and will continue to serve Maine.

Yes, he is provocative but also says what many Mainers and Americans think, but due to political correctness, are afraid to speak.

An old friend of the Marine Corps and my mentor, who years later signed my teaching certificate, once told me to read certain scriptures. With that in mind, I now relate my friend’s advice.

Dear governor, please read Proverbs 13:3: “Those who control their tongue will have a long life. Opening your mouth can ruin everything.” My friend added, “When we speak, we do well to pause a moment to think, sometimes even pray first.”

Frank Slason

Arts society celebrates 30 years

Former China resident, Marilyn Dwelley, one of the organization’s founders

Submitted by Mary Morrison
Pauline Turner and Pat Binette

Two of the four founders of Waterville Area Art Society, Pauline Turner and Pat Binette, each holding one of their original paintings. The founders not pictured are Marilyn Dwelley, now residing in Florida, and the late Peggy Stowers. Contributed photo

Waterville Area Art Society (WAAS) will celebrate the 30th year of its founding during the month of October, at the Winslow Public Library, October 3 – 28, with a reception to be held October 6. Forty members, both past and present, will display their art. Also on display will be the history of the Art Society as well as artwork from each of the four founders.

The opening reception is Thursday, October 6, at the Winslow Public Library from 4:30 to 7 p.m. At 6 p.m. the founding members, Patricia Binette, Marilyn Dwelley, Pauline Turner, and Peggy Stowers (deceased) will be honored.  Refreshments will be served.

In 1986, WAAS was founded to stimulate awareness of visual arts in the Waterville area, exchange ideas, encourage beginners, and to steer young students to a career in art, the enjoyment of art or art as a second profession. The four founders, Binette, Dwelley, Stowers and Turner have served as inspirations to many aspiring artists through their art, work ethic, teaching and ideals.

The Art Society currently has 51 members from communities such as Emden, the Belgrades, Smithfield and Augusta, and towns in the Greater Waterville area. These artists work in many media, including oil, acrylic, watercolor, printmaking, encaustic, digital art, three dimensional art, wood, graphite, charcoal, pen and ink, photography and mixed media.

Founder Peggy Stowers was the first president of WAAS. She lived in Fairfield and taught and made art in her West Street home for many years. Peggy studied under Muriel Ragsdale and participated in many workshops as a student and as a teacher. Using a variety of media she was inspired by her faith and the natural world and exhibited in many locations.  She is remembered by co-founder, Pat Binette as “a wonderful friend, teacher and artist.”

Pat Binette owns Earth Spirit Studio, in Fairfield, and has been a devoted art teacher to students of all ages for more than 20 years. She studied at various University of Maine campuses. Her art has been shown at Colby and Thomas Colleges, area businesses and juried art shows and galleries throughout the state. She works in a variety of media and enjoys experimenting with new techniques. She states, “I must have an emotional connection to my work; my inspirations come from life experiences and deep reverence for the environment”.

Founder Pauline Turner works in watercolor. As a young child before starting school she reports that she was always drawing with pencils.  When her mother thought she spent too much time drawing, a great aunt encouraged her, saying, “She’s going to be an artist.” At school, a nun who had studied at the Sorbonne, was her art teacher. Pauline says, “If I was naughty I couldn’t take art class but one of the other nuns gave me art activities to do.” Pauline has taught and exhibited in many venues. Her favorite subject is landscapes, especially the ocean, and she takes inspiration from the Impressionists. She says, “I see beauty in everything and everyone and find peace looking at nature.” She can’t imagine a life without art as it has made her life so much fuller.  “My greatest satisfaction has come from former students and other people coming by at an art show and complimenting me,” she says.

Founder Marilyn Dwelley, formerly of China, Maine, now lives in Zephyrhills, Florida. She started painting in seventh grade when a cousin gave her some unwanted oil paints and brushes, and she began using acrylics in 1976. She is self-taught and for more than 40 years has sold art professionally.  A recipient of more than 375 awards in art shows in New England and Florida, she has sold over 1,300 original paintings during her career.  She specializes in Maine scenes and wildflowers and is the author and illustrator of three field guides for identifying wildflowers, trees and shrubs. “I am a naturalist,” she says, “who loves Maine and its beauty. I want my trees and flowers to be botanically correct in color and shape. My goal in creating a painting is to help others see the beauty of God’s creation through my eyes.” Marilyn founded the Maine Open Juried Art Show (MOJAS) that is held each spring and continues to be affiliated with WAAS. She established and funded an acrylic landscape award for both MOJAS and the Intown Artsfest in Waterville.

The art show will be open for the public to enjoy at the Winslow Library (open daily, except for Sunday) during the month of October.  After this exhibit concludes at the library, it will move to The Framemakers in Waterville from mid-November to mid-January.

I’m Just Curious: I don’t understand

by Debbie Walker

I have a question. Well that’s quite the lie! Anyone who knows me is very aware of my many, many questions. After all this is titled I’M JUST CURIOUS!!!

For quite some time I have wondered why someone would rather struggle with the life of losing their hearing and refuse to wear hearing aids. So far I have not heard an excuse that makes sense. I’ve heard a bunch of excuses but I just cannot imagine choosing to not hear well. It’s not safe and you miss some important “people time.”

These same people think nothing of going to the eye doctors for glasses. Some choose contacts for various reasons. This same person will get the glasses and wear them but “no way” on the hearing aids.

Recently I discovered another doctoring field that for some reason isn’t fully used. That’s the foot doctor. (I’m not doing the fancy titles tonight). I have some big, odd feet. I have had reason to go to the foot doctor. The one I was introduced to here in Maine is Dr. Wilkerson, in Oakland. Oh yeah, he and I are good buddies now! I think he finds my warped toes amusing.

They are pretty funny to look at.

I had told Ken about a year ago I was done taking care of his big thick ingrown toe nails. He has diabetes and it is extremely important for a diabetic’s feet to be well taken care of, and I don’t have a foot degree. I made him an appointment with Doc Wilkerson and I delivered him to the office! He’s doing well.

There are a couple of people that I care very much for and they would get around much easier if they could get the right person to help them out. I used to mess with my feet until they bled.

Didn’t help a thing, just put myself in more danger of an infection and any infection is not a good thing to have. If when you call it’s because you got it bleeding, tell the office staff you have an open wound. Don’t put it off.

When your feet hurt, your whole body hurts. It’s just too painful when you have callouses, corns, planter’s something, bunions or other, etc. If you are having pain in your feet don’t put off going. I am pretty sure there is a cause of that pain.

OK I am off the soapbox for tonight. I’m just curious if fear of the unknown keeps some people in pain. Think about those hearing aids and glasses, too!!!

Love hearing from you. Contact me at sub. line: feet.

Give Us Your Best Shot! Week of September 15, 2016


READY TO PICK: Abigail Maxwell recently snapped these ripening blackberries.



MAN MADE: The Town Line’s managing editor Roland Hallee created this rainbow while watering his garden at camp on September 13.


albino squirrel

RARE SIGHT: David Gagnon, of Palermo, photographed this albino squirrel under his birdfeeder.

New field dedicated

Ken Walsh

Ken Walsh, director of the Waterville Boys/Girls Club speaks during the ceremony.


Purnell Wrigley Field

Dignitaries gathered for the dedication of the Purnell Wrigley Field, in Waterville, on September 7.

Photos by Central Maine Photography staff