Undetermined origin

Photo by Roland D. Hallee

Smoke can be seen billowing from Winslow’s McCormack Building Supply, on Lithgow, from the Waterville side of the river, on October 11. The state fire marshal’s office has concluded that the cause of the fire to be undetermined. Accord­ing to Steve McCausland, spokesman for the Maine Department of Public Safety, fire investigators said the fire started near a building in the back of the complex, known as the pine shed, where white pine lumber was stored.

The monetary loss from the fire will exceed $4 million. Investigators interviewed about 25 people who were in or near the buildings when the fire broke out about noon on Friday. Those interviewed included employees, customers, and employees of a paving company which was paving on the property. Investigators said they could not rule in or out any one source for the fire because of the extensive damage.

2019 Winslow Youth Football grades 1 & 2

Winslow Youth Football grades 1-2 team members are, front, from left to right, Cooper, Lucian, Braiden, Lucas, Gabe, Tucker, Keegan, Layton, Landen and William. Middle row, Eli, AJ Cooper, Caleb, Brayden, Deacon and JJ. Back row, Cameron, Chase, Kamden, Brandon, Cameron, Kevin and Jace. Coaches Mark Cotter, Bob Hafford, James Grant and Jonathan Blais. (Photo by Missy Brown, Central Maine Photography staff)

Winslow homecoming 2019

A large crowd turned out for Winslow High School’s homecoming game versus Foxcroft Academy on September 28. (Photos by Tawni Lively, Central Maine Photography staff)

Winslow junior running back Rob Clark gains some yardage in Winslow’s 69-21 victory. (Photo by Tawni Lively, Central Maine Photography staff)

Winslow youth football grades 5/6 team 2019 season

Front row, from left to right, Bryce Whitman, Addison Duplessie, Emma Rodrigue, Nolan Bell, Cody Land, Austin Land, Trevor Tibbetts and Dan Ouellette. Middle row, Broddik Bimpson, Lucas Spencer, Patrick Loubier, Nick McCann, Liem Fortin, Brody Davidson, Saunders Chase, Cameron Waterhouse, Ben Thomas and Damian Welch. Back row, Coach Roger Buker, Coach PJ Lessard, Coach Erik Davidson and Coach Joe Gorman. (Photo courtesy of Central Maine Photography)

Winslow youth football grades 3/4 team 2019 season

Front row, from left to right, Levi Elwell, Liam McKenney, Owen Vigue, Jacoby Bragdon, Lucas Bailey, Lucas Cormier and Scott LeClair. Middle row, Cooper Farr, Tim Knowles, Ben Allen, Isaac Bulgee, John Kesaris, Cohan Swoveland, Freddie Ouellette and Michael Loubier. Back row, Coach Lindquist, Jaxson Lizzotte, Ben Bragg, Terrance Reffett, Thomas Turbovsky and Brysen Bouchard.Absent from photo, Maddox Lambert, Zander Dickey and Coach Michael DeRoche. (Photo by Missy Brown, Central Maine Photography staff)

Kathleen McCowan was a Dancer in Muhlenberg’s Innovative “Dance Emerge”

photo: muhlenberg.edu

The talent of seven young choreographers and more than 50 dancers was on display as the Muhlenberg College Theatre & Dance Department presented Dance Emerge, in Allentown, Pennsylvania. Kathleen Mc­Cowan, of Winslow, was one of the featured dancers.

Dance Emerge showcases the ideas and talents of Muhlenberg’s student choreographers and dancers, presenting highly innovative, imaginative and explorative dance. This concert provides students the opportunity to demonstrate their mastery of dance composition, as well as exploring themes of culture, society, and life through the medium of dance.

The choreographers whose works are chosen for “Dance Emerge” spend a semester devoted to finding, developing, and polishing the essence of the pieces they will present. The work that arrives on the stage is thought-provoking, insightful, and vibrantly performed.

“This year’s program highlights the creative processes of student choreographers as they artfully transform seeds of inspiration into original dance works,” says Marcie Mamura, the concert’s artistic director and a member of the dance program faculty.

The seven original dances feature styles inspired by jazz, modern, and Gaga, an Israeli dance form. The choreographers draw inspiration from such sources as the practice of people-watching, the stages of a relationship, and “mental hesitation,” among others.

Winslow receives $36,572 to assist fire department

photo from Winslow Fire Facebook page

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced recently $33.6 million in direct assistance grants to 166 fire departments nationwide through the agency’s Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) program. Additional phases will soon be announced.

The Winslow Fire Department will receive $36,572 from FEMA for an Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG). This grant will be used for Advanced Emergency Medical Technician training.

The announcement includes Assistance to Firefighters Grants to the following fire departments in Maine:

Winslow, ME – Federal share of $36,572 for Emergency Medical Technician – Advanced – training. Brewer and Gorham also received grants.

The primary goal of the Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) is to meet the firefighting and emergency response needs of fire departments and nonaffiliated emergency medical service organizations. Since 2001, AFG has helped firefighters and other first responders obtain critically needed equipment, protective gear, emergency vehicles, training and other resources necessary for protecting the public and emergency personnel from fire and related hazards.

This grant is funded through FEMA’s Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) program. Eligible applicants include local fire departments, fire districts, nonaffiliated EMS organizations, tribal fire departments and State Fire Training Academies. The grant applications are submitted from each agency directly to FEMA, where the applications are reviewed and scored by fire service personnel from throughout the nation.

FEMA obligates funding for this project directly to the recipient agencies. It is the recipient agency’s responsibility to manage their grant award within federal guidelines with technical assistance and monitoring provided by FEMA Fire Program Specialists.

Additional information about FEMA’s Assistance to Firefighters grant program(s) may be found at https://www.fema.gov/firegrants.

Students named to dean’s list at Bates College

The following students have been named to the dean’s list at Bates College, in Lewiston, for the winter semester ending in April 2019.

Emma Foss, of Solon, is a 2015 graduate of Carrabec High School, in North Anson. She is a senior majoring in mathematics at Bates.

Mackenzie Winslow, of Winslow. Winslow, the daughter of Mr. and Ms. Kelly J. Winslow, of Winslow, is a 2015 graduate of Winslow High School. She is a senior majoring in neuroscience at Bates.

Nichols College student Alyssa Smith inducted into honor societies

Nichols College, in Dudley, Massachusetts, recognized Alyssa Smith, of Winslow, on April 30, 2019, with the induction into the college’s and national honor societies. The seniors graduated at the college’s May 11 commencement at the DCU Center, in Worcester, Massachusetts.

Martial arts boot camp

Cameron Beaster, 7, of Winslow, going through the Ninja Obstacle Course at the Huard’s Martial Arts Boot Camp held at Yogi Bear Campground, in Madison, on August 10-11. (photo by Mark Huard)

The Huards Martial Arts annual Bootcamp Weekend was another success. Students of varying belt ranks, ages and abilities all gathered together to enjoy a fun-filled weekend at the Yogi Bear Campground, in Madison. Mark Huard, owner and instructor at Huard’s Martial Arts, in Winslow, is the director of the bootcamp. He states that he has an amazing amount of help from parent and student volunteers, which make it possible for the camp to run smoothly and efficiently. All of the students slept overnight on Saturday in either tents or cabins, and participated in activities such as jiu jitsu, sword training, nunchaku training and much much more.