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                       Dads and Daughters Have a Ball Dancing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Ryley, age 9 (on right) and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Sadie, age 8 (in middle)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Velozo were accompanied
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  by their grandfather Carl
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  "Bumper" Whitham as
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  their father Joseph Velozo
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  had been deployed in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  early January with the Air
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  National Guard. Dad was
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  there with them in spirit
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  though as the young ladies
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  brought a laminated photo
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  of dad along with them to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  the dance.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                         For more
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          photos
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        from the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Annual
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Snowflake
River Valley Cheering Program and Leavitt Cheering Boosters hosted a Father/
Daughter Snowflake Ball on Saturday, February 5. Young ladies from the cheering                                                                                                                                         Ball, see
programs helped out at the Ball. In this photo, from left: Nicole Smith, Jaylynn
Johnson, Kelly Harris, Samantha Augello, Cassidy Bradley and Alex Hudner. (Photos
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        page 19.
by Kayt DeMerchant)




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       Rising Star in Country                                                        No Fish Tales for the Shaws




                                                                                     The Shaw family could not contain their excitement when pulling in this 41 1/2 inch,
                                                                                     25 pound Northern Pike from the Androscoggin River in Turner. Blaine, 6 years old,
                                                                                     hooked the fish and Dad, Eben Shaw of Turner, pulled it in. It was a group effort with
                                                                                     help from Blaine's brother Oren, Grandpa, Paul Shaw of Hartford and Mom Susan to
                                                                                     document the event on January 30, 2011.


                                                                                            Do you have a reason
Walter Weymouth of Pittston is a new country singer, songwriter who has won the
Down East Country Music Association (DECMA) “2010 Male Vocalist New Country”                    to celebrate?
and “2010 Country Album of the Year” for his album Common Man. He also won
“2010 New Country Songwriter” for his song Back in Time, and Walter and guitarist           Share the news with us!
Ryan Reed also won DECMA’s “@010 New Country Vocal Duet Future Star.” Walter
                                                        won the “2010 New                   Email: articles@turner
                                                        Country Songwriter” for
                                                        his song Back in Time at
                                                                                                publishing.net
                                                        the Northeast Invitational
                                                        Country Showdown in
                                                        Massachusetts. In March,
                                                        Walter and Ryan will
                                                        be traveling to Pigeon
                                                        Forge, Tennessee to
                                                        compete in the 2011 North
                                                        American Country Music
                                                        Association International
                                                        Competition.        Walter
                                                        resides with his wife Jan                                Rainbow’s 17th Annual
                                                        and their five children in
                                                        Pittston. He is currently                                 Presidents’ Car Sale
                                                        working on his 2nd CD,
                                                        and the first CD, Common                         February 14, 2011 thru February 28, 2011
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                                                                                        *Please note all locations of Rainbow FCU will be closed February 21.
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  American Legion Post 150                                                                                   Ladies Basketball




                                                                                                                                               Livermore Falls senior Marissa Welch
                                                                                                                                               contemplates the basket while Dirigo’s
                                                                                                                                               Angela Ronan guards the lane. Welch,
                                                                                              Dirigo's Hannah Knight tries to block a shot     the Andies 5’11” center, had 12 points
                                                                                              by Livermore Falls forward Annika Durrell.       and 11 rebounds in the January 27
Pictured here, left to right, are Ted Stevens, Jesse Pierce (American Legion Post 150         Durrell hit this one and a couple more in        game in Dixfield. The Andies, after
Service officer), Kelly Stevens, and their children. Jesse Pierce presented to the family a   the tough loss in Dixfield. Kathryn Ventrella    controlling the first period and most
$975 check from the American Legion National Child Welfare Program. The Post 150              had 9 points and Megan Therrien hit a big        of the second, couldn’t fend off a solid
Family also put on a benefit supper which fetched $1,351. The Legion also presented           3-pointer with 14 seconds left in the game.      Dirigo comeback. The lead changed
the family with a $40 gas card and several $25 food certificates.                                                                              several times but Livermore lost the
                                                                                                                                               game 36-39. The Andies had won the

       Nordic Skiing                                                A Special Day!
                                                                                                                                               previoius meeting with the Cougars at
                                                                                                                                               home. After this game their record was
                                                                                                                                               12-2. (Photos by Bill Van Tassel)


                                                                                                                             Gallup Named to
                                                                                                                               Dean’s List
                                                                                                                               Jonathan Gallup, son of           School before coming to
                                                                                                                            Bruce and Mary Gallup                Saint Michael's was named
                                                                                                                            of Turner, a Senior Po-              to the Fall 2010 Dean’s List
                                                                                                                            litical Science major, who           at St. Joseph’s College in
                                                                                                                            graduated from Kents Hill            Vermont.


                                                                                                                                                                       Our Next
                                                                                                                                                                         Issue
                                                                                                                                                                       Deadline is
                                                                                                                                                                        Feb. 23
                                                              Lennie Bradbury of Lewiston proudly shows his ribbons
                                                              for first and second place in snowshoeing during the
                                                              Androscoggin County Special Olympics that was held on
                                                              Feb. 9 at Pettingill Park in Auburn. Congratulations to
                                                              all the participants. (Photo by Elaine Heroux)




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race had over 200 females doing the 5K course. Wiegman's
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                                                                                                  TPL Seeks “Loving” Gifts
                                                                                                  It has become something
                                                                                               of a custom for the Turner
                                                                                               Public Library to partici-
                                                                                               pate in the spirit of Val-
                                                                                               entine’s Day. During the
                                                                                               month of February TPL
                                                                                               sets up a gift tree adorned
                                                                                               with red paper hearts,
                                                                                               each of them suggesting a

                                               This is TPL                                     gift the reader could give
                                                                                               to the Library that would
                                                                                               help in the day-to-day op-
                                          · Home delivery          · Wireless internet         eration of Turner’s gem of
                                          · Children’s hour           access                   a facility.
                                          · Ready-to-Read          · Interlibrary loan            The tree stands by a
                                                                                               table decorated in the Val-
                                            Kits                   · Photocopies               entine motif, and there is
                                          · Audio Books            · Meeting room              an ample sized collection
                                                                                               box under it to collect the
                                          · Computers and          · State Park passes         suggested gift items, and
                                            internet access                                    more. It has a sign read-
                                                                                               ing “Love Your Library
                                                                                               Gift Box,” and seeing it
                New at the Library                                                             will just tug at your heart
                                                                                               strings.
                                                                                                  This year some of the
                 Touching the Void, by Joe Simpson, adult non-fiction
                    Dark Water Rising, by Marian Hale, young adult                             heart suggestions for items
                  A Winter Wonderland, by Wong Yee, juvenile fiction                           needed to keep the Library
               Crafts for All Seasons, by Kathy Ross, juvenile non-fiction                     operating at its usual peak
            The Night Before Valentine’s Day, by Natasha Wing, picture book                    of efficiency include a box
                                     Flipped, DVD                                              of tissues, one bottle of
                          White Satin, by Iris Johansen, CD n                                  all purpose liquid cleaner,
                                                                                               glass cleaner, double “A”       Turner Public Library once again has its Valentine “Love
                                                                                               rechargeable batteries for      Your Library” tree and table up. It reminds patrons and

       Celebrate Spring with TPL                                                               the camera, Scotch tape         visitors the Library seeks practical donations to help keep
                                                                                               refill rolls, a box of pa-      the Library working.
                                                                                               per clips, staples… You
     The planning com-           a tantalizing list of events   including Androscoggin         get the idea, just the little        In the last edition on this page it was stated that informa-
  mittee continues to meet       you won’t want to miss         Farm Bureau, Clark’s,          things that are so impor-        tion on the Library Catalog and Digital Media links of the
  and offers of support and      including morning semi-        Hummingbird Farm, Nez-         tant to keeping things go-       Turner Public Library would be provided. Due to unfore-
  help keep coming, giving       nars on composting and         inscot Farms, Northland                                         seen circumstances this won’t be possible and I apologize.
  promise that the “TPL          growing Clematis, a book       TruValue, Paris Farmers        ing at TPL, and showing
                                                                                                                                It is important that patrons understand what these links con-
  Celebrates Spring” event       signing, and informa-          Union, and Sunnyside           how much you care about          tain and how to use them, and that information will be pro-
  set for Saturday, April 23,    tion on Community Sup-         Gardens. More informa-         your favorite Library.           vided very soon, perhaps in the next edition of the Country
  is going to make every-        ported Agriculture. Of         tion will be available on         A belated, but sincere,       Courier. For right now, if you do want an eBook from the
  one forget this winter ex-     course, luncheon will be       each of their offerings in     happy Valentine’s Day to         Library, go to the Digital Media link in the left hand column
  perience and get engaged       available. Easter gets full    the weeks ahead.               all. n                           on the website home page. It’s step-by-step to your book.
  with plants, seeds, soil,      attention in the afternoon        Stay connected to the
  bulbs, and yes, compost.       with an Easter Bonnet          Country Courier, and the
     This fund-raising event     Parade sponsored by the        TPL website: www.turn-


                                                                                                    FOR SALE BY OWNER
  for the Library will have      Turner History Rooms,          erpubliclibrary.org for
  a definite Spring theme,       music provided by fid-         continuing details of what
  but Easter (April 24) will     dler Pam Weeks, and yes,       is promising to be a fun
  be given prominent at-         the Easter Bunny will          time for all, loaded with

                                                                                                               PRICE REDUCED
  tention, especially in the     make an appearance and         information, and timely
  afternoon.                     oversee an Easter Egg          products offered at prices
     There is still a long way   Hunt. Details of these         that just can’t be matched,
  to go before April 23rd,       events will be coming in       all to benefit that gem of a
  and many major details         the weeks ahead. A very        facility on the campus of
  to be ironed out for a day     important piece of the         the historic Leavitt Insti-
  which will most certainly      “Celebration of Spring”        tute Building. n
  offer something for just       will be the participation
  about everyone. There is       of at least seven vendors,




             Children’s Story Time
  The Children’s Story Hour continues at                                                                    JAY, MAINE: Perfect location for home based business or
Turner Public Library, with stories, crafts,                                                       investment. First floor is 1800-1900 sq/ft of commercial space fronting
snacks and fun for pre-school and Kin-                                                             one of Maine’s busiest roads, Rt. 4. Space large enough to convert into
dergarten children scheduled to begin at                                                           two business locations if desired. Features a loading dock and walk-in
10 a.m. on the second Saturday of every
month through August. Note these dates                                                             cooler in back end of building.
on calendars for a real good time for the
youngsters: March 12; April 9; May 14;                                                                      2nd and 3rd floors are roughly 1800-1900 sq/ft of living space
June 11; July 9; and August 13. n                                                                  with 4/5 bedrooms and lots of original woodwork. French doors and
                                                                                                   hardwood floors make this a great owner occupied business space or
                                                                                                   plenty of room to convert into apartments. Walking distance to shops,
                                                                                                   stores, parks, banking, library, churches and views of Spruce Mountain

                     There’s More to
                                                                                                   make this a great opportunity.
                                                                                                            If you’re looking to put down roots and start a business in a
                    I Love This Book!                                                              town with low property taxes and limited business or building codes,
                                                                                                   this is your location. Easy access to Augusta, Lewiston/Auburn and
   Partly because it has         and placing the book on the     Readers will be asked to          Farmington make this a perfect spot for repair facility or service type
been such a wintry winter,       “I Love This Book” table        send their comments on a
and even more significantly      in the Library for others to    book they have enjoyed to         business.
because it is such a good        enjoy based on the reader’s     Pat Dickinson, patriciad-                  Metal roof, vinyl siding and newer furnace ensure that this
idea, Turner Public Li-          comments.                       kn@yahoo.com. Pat will
brary’s “I Love This Book”         Remember now, this is         see that reader comments          building will be low maintenance for many years to come. A great op-
program is going to contin-      the technological age. And      on a loved book make it to        portunity at less than $35 per square foot. ONLY $125,000.
ue through the year, with a      TPL keeps up with the           the Library website, www.
slight change.
   Traditionally, the pro-
                                 times. So, after February,
                                 readers will be asked to
                                                                 turnerpubliclibrary.org.
                                                                 There the brief review will
                                                                                                                     FOR MORE INFORMATION
gram has run through Feb-
ruary and involves a TPL
patron reading a book, en-
                                 communicate their reasons
                                 for loving a certain book,
                                 not on a book mark, but on
                                                                 be shared with all readers
                                                                 and more than likely spur
                                                                 an avid reader to check it
                                                                                                                      CALL 207-491-8419
joying it, writing the rea-
sons why on a book mark,
                                 the Library’s web page.
                                   Here’s how it will work.
                                                                 out. n                                                  Serious Inquiries Only.
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                                                                                                  Puzzle
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                                                                           CLUES ACROSS                  singer                           grasses
                                                                            1. Swiss river                 52. A salt or ester of boric      21. A gangster’s girl-
                                                                            4. A high mountain           acid                             friend
                                                                            7. Woman (French)              55. Dutch for Meuse               24. Gross revenue
                                                                           10. Bulla                       56. Codfish genus                 25. _____ the elder
                                                                           12. Killer whales               58. Scientific workplaces         26. Extra long staple cot-
                                                                           14. Afrikaans                   60. Highest point of           ton
                                                                           15. Picasso’s mistress        something                           27. Chilean pianist Clau-
                                                                           16. Father (Spanish)            61. 2 door Lotus model         dio
                                                                           17. Covered with frost          62. Not what it seems             28. Type of pigeons
                                                                           18. Makes joyful                63. A small amount                29. 12th month
                                                                           20. A large fleet               64. Ethiopia                      31. #1 down worldwide
                                                                           22. Cannon                      65. Transmits genetic in-         32. Venetian nightclub
                                                                           23. An informal debt in-      formation                           33. Easy as
                                                                        strument                                                             38. Blood-sucking Afri-
                                                                           24. Refrain from harm-          CLUES DOWN                     can fly
                                                                        ing                                    1. Defensive nuclear          39. British School

   Sudoku Answers.                Did You
                                                                           26. Las ______: Canary        weapon                              40. Change mind
                                                                        port                                 2. Winglike structures          41. Branched
                                                                           29. Dekalitre                     3. Not fake                     42. Portal
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                                                                           34. ___ Lilly, drug com-          5. Digital watch display        49. Large burrowing ro-
                                                                        pany                                 6. 100 = 1 yugoslavian       dent of S and C America
                                                                           35. E. central English        dinar                               50. Metrical unit
                                    Turner Publish-                     river                                7. A female domestic            51. A university in Con-
                                                                           36. Rip off                       8. Female parent             necticut
                                  ing, Inc. has eigh-                      37. Retractable keel              9. 55731 or 89301               52. A large wilderness
                                                                           43. Mandela’s party             11. Brazilian actress So-      area
                                  teen different local,                    44. The body’s immune         nia                                 53. Himalayan shaggy
                                  direct mail publica-                     45. Douroucoulis genus
                                                                           47. Longest division of
                                                                                                           12. The first event in a
                                                                                                         series
                                                                                                                                          goat
                                                                                                                                             54. Israeli politician
                                  tions. Contact one                    geological time                    13. Presented in install-      Abba
                                                                           48. Extinct flightless bird   ments                               55. Angry
                                  of our marketing                      of New Zealand                     14. Emotional shock               57. Telegraphic signal
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           What’s Happening?
                                                                   MSAD 52 Adult Ed Offers Many Courses
   MSAD #52 Adult &                                                                       March 2. Create a wall                                                       rience needed, just an open                                                                    There is no better time to
Community Education is                                                                    hanging in Cottonwood                                                        heart and sense of humor.                                                                   learn to play guitar than in
offering a Personal Finance                                                               Bark. It could be where the                                                     Bullying has become a                                                                    the winter! Grab your gui-
Class beginning February                                                                  “Wee Folk” who inhabit the                                                   widespread problem that is                                                                  tar, invite your friends and
28. Learn useful, realistic                                                               woods, swamps and moun-                                                      now being recognized as a                                                                   learn something new! Join
and easy tools to work into                                                               tains of Maine live. The                                                     major mental health con-                                                                    Instructor Marty Lang and
your regular routine. Gain                                                                use of gouges as well as a                                                   cern for children and youth.                                                                have some fun while learn-
control over the financial                                                                carving knife is required.                                                   Take Action Against Bul-                                                                    ing how to play guitar.
impact of the choices you                                                                    Also starting March 2,                                                    lying is a workshop being                                                                      Guitar Club is offered at
make. Learn to create and                                                                 Pilates offers mind and                                                      held March 3 that will help                                                                 Tripp Middle School be-
use a budget, borrow and                                                                  body exercise that will typ-                                                 identify the warning signs                                                                  ginning on March 1st from
invest wisely, make intel-                                                                ically result in a 250-400                                                   of both the victim and the                                                                  7:00-8:00pm.
ligent decisions about in-                                                                calorie burn. Lengthen and                                                   bully. Prevention and cop-                                                                     This six week class is
surance and plan for your                                                                 strengthen.                                                                  ing skills will be explored.                                                                $65.00. If you are interested
financial future. Register                                                                   Middle Eastern Dance                                                         Prepare for your career                                                                  in taking this class you can
online at msad52.maine-                                                                   offers a free trial class on                                                 in the dental industry by                                                                   register online at msad52.
adulted.org or call the Adult                                                             March 2. Learn to dance in                                                   signing up for the Dental                                                                   maineadulted.org or FMI
Ed office at 225-3478.                                                                    a whole new way, strength-                                                   Assisting course starting
   “Whimsical         House”                                                              en your core and tickle your                                                 March 5.                                                                                    call 225-3478. n
Wood Carving class starts                                                                 funnybone. No dance expe-


RSU 52 Considers Expanding Middle School Concept
   By Debbie Hite                                                                                                                                                      approximately $400,000 of NCLB money (No Child Left              Much information is available on the district website
   Announcement was recently made by Superintendent                                                                                                                    Behind), much of which gets assigned for Title I (reading) (www.rsu52.org) including the collective Q & A from
Darlene Burdin that the district is considering moving all                                                                                                             remediation. Life Skills Classes and Day Treatment would the three forums. The community is encouraged to share
fifth and sixth graders to Turner next year to be housed in                                                                                                            also be a part of the 5-6 school. It is anticipated under the its thoughts via e-mail with district personnel and school
the current Turner Elementary School building. The pro-                                                                                                                plan that class sizes could quite possibly be reduced at the board members whose contact information is on the
posal is the first step to an expanded “middle school con-                                                                                                             pre-K—4 schools to the following levels: K: 12-15; 1: 14- website. It is anticipated that the School Board will be
cept,” which, it is hoped, will raise student achievement,                                                                                                             18; 2: 15-21; 3: 19-23; 4: 19-22. Turner Primary School considering the restructuring proposal, part of warrant ar-
augment greater efficiencies, and facilitate the transition                                                                                                            would house 380 students; Greene Central School, 280; ticle #3, at its open meeting on Wednesday evening, Feb.
from elementary to secondary school. Public forums have                                                                                                                Leeds Central School, 150; Turner Elem. School (which 16, at Leeds Central School. At that time, they could vote
been held in all three communities, with many concerns                                                                                                                 would be renamed), 303; and Tripp Middle School, 320. to pursue the initiative either for next year or for a future
and questions expressed by those in attendance.                                                                                                                        Current Tripp principal Gail Marine would head up both implementation, decide against it completely, or put it on
   Among the concerns raised at the forum I attended were                                                                                                              Tripp and the 5-6 school, both of which would also have the revisit list. n
transportation (students in grades 5-12 would be riding the                                                                                                            a full-time assistant principal. Pam
bus together); loss of community identity; sense of sepa-                                                                                                              Doyen, who has had administrative               See puzzle on page 14
ration from school by parents; decreased accessibility for                                                                                                             experience at both Leeds and Greene,
volunteers; inconvenience to families with multiple stu-                                                                                                               would take on the role of principal of
dents in different schools; and the perceived hastiness of                                                                                                             both of these schools, which would
introducing the proposal.                                                                                                                                              also each have an additional half-time
   The administrative team sees many potential advantages                                                                                                              administrator.
of the plan, including the following: greater collaboration                                                                                                               The restructuring would produce
of teachers of the intermediate grades resulting in collec-                                                                                                            a savings to the budget of $416,438,
tive knowledge; more opportunity to address social skill                                                                                                               mostly through adjustments in trans-
development of this age group; better alignment of expec-                                                                                                              portation and staff. To continue with
tations, especially in reading and math; chance to create                                                                                                              the existing structure, $326,454 would
a fresh environment with greater appeal to older students                                                                                                              need to be put back into the budget.
whose interest often diminishes at this age; more time for                                                                                                             It is anticipated that our district will
students and parents to transition at this mid-range level of                                                                                                          be getting $711,000 less next year in
school before moving on to high school; expanded venue                                                                                                                 general purpose aid from the State
for band and choral activities; and the possibility for quali-                                                                                                         Dept. of Education. The loss of Fed-
fied students to access classes at Tripp.                                                                                                                              eral stimulus funds, which had been
   Special education would, of course, continue to be pro-                                                                                                             spread over two budget cycles but will
vided, but there would be greater opportunity to focus                                                                                                                 no longer be available, will add anoth-
more narrowly on the content areas. Our district receives                                                                                                              er $100,000 to the above figure. The
                                                                                                                                                                       budget now in the hands of the school
                                                                                                                                                                       board, with its preliminary cuts, is
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                                                                          Happy Turkey Day
                                         and their imaginary friends,                                                                  bounding straight for the
   By Kristen Guay                       Stacy and Joe, or my older                                                                    panicked flock!                      He was flailing about,
                                         son's new found "attitude,"                                                                      Turkeys can fly. Did you       terrified, making this noise
                                         or the ridiculous occurrence                                                                  know that?                        that I could never even be-
                                         at Rite-Aid last night.                                                                          Turkeys and feathers and       gin to describe. He was go-
                                            But, in light of the freez-                                                                dog hair were suddenly fly-       ing down.
                                         ing cold weather and the                                                                      ing spastically through the          "Not on my watch."
                                         every-second-snowfalls, I                                                                     air, the dog was barking             I grabbed my net, adjust-
                                         decided to recall for you a                                                                   madly, really just wanting        ed the pole (in record time.
                                         day last summer. A day that                                                                   to play, as turkeys disap-        I hate that thing, I always
                                         will live on in infamy in the                                                                 peared into the trees.            get my fingers stuck) and
                                         memories of me, my pool                                                                          Except for one.                set about my mission.
                                         net, my kids, my dog, and           The kids were all up,       a BIG MAMA, a BIG-               The littlest turkey barely        As this was occurring,
  I've mentioned a bit                   probably in the minds of         the pool was momentarily       GER DADDY, and about          cleared the pool fence and        the family of turkeys started
about the wacky things that              the turkey family that has       free of pollen, bugs, frogs,   12 baby turkeys, that each    went dive-bombing right.          to gather, one by one, and
happen with the free-range               become a mainstay here at        moles...you     know...nice    morning made their way, in    into.the.pool.                    lined up at the pool fence,
small animal farm that has               the range.                       and clear.                     a line, across the yard.         Turkeys can't swim. Did        watching me. clucking.
seemingly formed in my                      It was one of those sum-         From the kitchen Kiki          Enter Tyler and Casey...   you know that?                    screeching. All 13 of them.
backyard here at 145 Crazy               mer days that you wake up        and Nick were watching the        "Mama. I'm gonna let          Now all of the kids gath-         No pressure there!
Road.                                    to glorious sun, warm air,       adorable (well, I use that     Casey out."                   ered at the window scream-           Dog still barking, kids
  I was going to write about             nothing much to do, and          description lightly, turkeys      "NO! TYLER! Wait!!!!       ing~                              still yelling, turkey family
some of the antics that have             the hope of a relaxing day       are, after all, U.G.L.Y.)         Too late. Ty opened the       My rescuing instincts
occurred in the past few                 (knowing all the while that      family of turkeys crossing     back door and Casey shot      kicked in, and I sprinted out          See TURKEY on page 15
days here, with Kiki And Ty              it's really not realistic).      our back lawn. There was       out at lightening speed,      to the pool.



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                               Does E-Z Pass Help the Environment?
   Dear EarthTalk: Has the use of                                                                                     plates. Unlike existing E-ZPass-        not lose sight of the incredible
E-ZPass and similar programs to                                                                                       type systems in the U.S., there         benefits that public transportation
facilitate faster highway toll-pay-                                                                                   will be no penalty or fine for en-      could provide if we could just get
ing cut down on traffic jams and                                                                                      tering the express toll lane without    our elected officials to pay it more
therefore tailpipe pollution? Why                                                                                     a transponder—a bill for the toll       than lip service.
do we need tolls at all?                                                                                              will just be mailed to the address         CONTACTS: E-ZPass, www.
                    -- Dianne Com-                                                                                    on file with the car’s registration.    ezpass.com; New Jersey Turnpike
stock, New York, NY                                                                                                   The new cutting edge express toll       Authority, www.state.nj.us/turn-
                                                                                                                      lanes in Maryland should be op-         pike; Maryland Department of
   Yes, E-ZPass and similar pro-                                                                                      erational by 2014.                      Transportation, www.mdot.mary-
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participating drivers and the envi-                                                                                   Their original purpose was to              SEND YOUR ENVIRONMEN-
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ZPass or have their own similar                                                                                       not even take to the highway or         emagazine.com. E is a nonprofit
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   A study conducted in 2000 to                                                                                       commercial purposes. And envi-
evaluate the New Jersey Turnpike                                                                                      ronmentalists saw tolls as a way to
Authority’s E-ZPass electronic toll                                                                                   discourage individual automobile
collection system found that toll                                                                                     usage, even make it unpleasant
plaza delay had been reduced by                                                                                       enough to hasten the day that peo-
about 85 percent overall for a total                                                                                  ple would begin to embrace a seri-
savings of more than two million                                                                                      ous commitment to public transit.
vehicle-hours per year. Passenger                                                                                     In that sense, it could be argued
car drivers saved a total of 1.8 mil-                                                                                 that E-ZPass and similar systems,
lion hours per year, while truckers                                                                                   in making tolls more bearable,
saved almost 300,000 hours. The                                                                                       could undermine the realization of
system’s “reduced queuing” de-                                                                                        that dream.
creased overall fuel consumption        Transportation is about to take the    cally collected toll, or save their       Given that the private automo-
on the state’s turnpike system by       concept a step further by installing   money and instead suffer through       bile as our main mode of trans-
some 1.2 million gallons per year       express toll lanes along a congest-    the congestion in the free, general-   portation is likely to be around for
and cut emissions of volatile or-       ed eight mile stretch of Interstate    purpose lanes.                         some time to come yet, it certainly
ganic compounds (VOCs)—a key            95 north of Baltimore. Once the           The toll amount will vary de-       behooves us to green up the expe-
component of smog—by 0.35 tons          project is complete, drivers will      pending on the time of day and         rience as much as possible. With
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                           In Our Back Yard —The Cold Hard Facts
                                about Home Heating Oil Spills
  Ok, the cold hard facts        Environmental Protection                                                                         sits over your fuel filter      head dangers
are that winter is here and      (DEP) responds to over                                                                           like those mini A-frames           For a short spill preven-
this is Maine. Like the old      450 home heating oil spills                                                                      some folks put over their       tion checklist of your tank
saying says - "If you can't      a year at single family resi-                                                                    favorite ornamental lawn        system, call the Maine DEP
take the winters, then you       dences, and winter is the                                                                        plants in the winter. It’s      at 1-800-452-1942 and ask
don't deserve the sum-           worst season. The number                                                                         the same idea, just a little    for the pamphlet "Is Your
mers!"                           one cause of oil spills at                                                                       different shape. You can        Tank in Shape?" You can
  Our message this month         single family residences for                                                                     see what they look like by      also check out the link on
(as it always is this time       the first four months of the                                                                     going to the website www.       www.mainedep.com to see
of year) is pretty short and     year is termed “Accident                                                                         mainedep.com and click-         the checklist, pictures of
simple - oil tank spill pre-     - Physical Damage.” This                                                                         ing on “Filter protectors.”     filter protectors and the
vention. For some time we        almost always means snow                                                                            Better yet, you could        Fuel Board rules.
have talked about the prob-      and ice falling off the roof                                                                     get your whole heating oil
lem with leaking above-          and damaging the oil filter                                                                      tank system gussied up to          This article was submit-
ground home heating oil          that sticks out from the end                                                                     meet the state codes re-        ted by David McCaskill, a
tanks and the groundwater        the tank, allowing a leak                                                                        quired by the Maine Fuel        Senior Environmental En-
contamination and indoor         or a spill. This also makes                                                                      Board in the Department of      gineer with the Maine DEP
air quality problems that        the first four months of the                                                                     Professional and Financial      Bureau of Remediation and
can arise when they leak.        year the ones with the most                                                                      Regulation. This includes       Waste Management. E-mail
So you should know that          spills. So if your tank is      (Photo credit to www.ckpei.com)                                  replacing any unprotected       your environmental ques-
you do not want an oil spill     in the glide path of one of                                                                      underslab or buried piping,     tions to infodep@maine.gov
or leak from your home           those roof avalanches that      year!                             protector” to protect both     installing the tank on a firm   or send them to In Our Back
heating oil tank.                come with a spell of warm         How can you prevent             the environment and your       foundation, and protecting      Yard, Maine DEP, 17 State
  But you may not know           weather, then beware - you      this? Ask your licensed oil       precious investment in         outside tanks from the pre-     House Station, Augusta, ME
that the Department of           may become a statistic this     technician to install a “filter   heating oil. This little gem   viously mentioned over-         04333. n




   State Parks Offer An                                                                                     Fun By The Numbers
Opportunity to Return Home                                                                           Like puzzles? Then you’ll love sudoku. This mind-bending puzzle will have you
                                                                                                   hooked from the moment you square off, so sharpen your pencil and put your sudoku
  By Rex Turner, Out-            can find some larger rock       Allagash’s frozen lakes. All      savvy to the test!
door Recreation Planner,         formations. Camden Hills        across our system of parks,
Maine Bureau of Parks and        State Park was established      historic sites, and public
Lands                            in 1948 and is famed for its    lands, there are passionate
                                 30 miles of hiking trails,      visitors who return again
   There is an empty lot in      including an oft-celebrated     and again to the properties
Rockport that keeps cycling      vista above Camden Har-         we share and steward.
through my mind. Though          bor. The park provides             Nothing lasts forever in
it is covered in snow, I see     camping, RV hook-ups, hot       one state, and few things
its manicured, bright green      showers and flush toilets,      remain largely unchanged
grass and level surface now      diverse trail uses ranging      over time. While parks and
serving as a small open          from biking to snowmobil-       lands do change, including
space next to someone’s          ing, hunting, and more.         improvements, the concept
modern house. There is not          Like the rocks behind        of a park is founded on a
much extraordinary about         my grandparent’s for-           degree of permanency. So,
the lot, except it is where      mer home, Camden Hills          while homes and even fam-
my grandparents’ house           State Park is a connection      ily members come and go,
once stood.                      with the past and a rela-       parks have the capacity to
   I said there is not much      tive constant to which we       link generations.
extraordinary here, but there    can return. Years ago, af-         This was brought home
is one thing that stands out     ter my father passed, my        to me by a trip this summer
– both to any observer and       family went to the park to      to Fort Knox State Historic
to my memories. Smooth           climb Mount Battie. Young       Site. Like so many visitors,
bedrock humps out of the         grandchildren, my siblings      I snapped photos of my
ground at the rear of the        and my wife, in-laws, and       daughter and some of her
lot. The exposed bedrock,        my mother all climbed the       cousins outside the mas-
in appearance, is not unlike     short trail to the summit.      sive granite walls of this
a whale’s back gliding up        The view of the harbor          fort constructed in the mid-
out of the ocean – the same      below was appropriate, as       1800s. Later, I found pho-
ocean previously spied           our remaining family and        tos of myself as a youngster
from the now departed up-        the park both served at that    posing in that same spot. A
stairs bathroom window.          time as safe harbor of posi-    little later, my wife found
I remember these rocks as        tive memories during a dif-     photos of her as a child in
the backdrop of the kitchen      ficult storm.                   front of those very same
where my grandmother                As an employee of the        walls.
made some mean chocolate         Maine Bureau of Parks              In this way, the historic
cream pies and my relatives      and Lands, I get to see         site is home to all of us
talked politics – loudly.        and hear how people look        from Maine. Like other
   Today not only is the
house gone, but so too is
                                 to our parks and public
                                 lands as places to ground
                                                                 parks and lands across
                                                                 Maine, it is a place we can                          Here’s How It Works:
my grandfather, the uncle        themselves in family tra-       return to again and again,          Sudoku puzzles are formatted as a 9x9 grid, broken down into nine 3x3
who took my cousin and           dition and reconnect again      though our lives change.
me mackerel fishing in           and again with places that         Even though winter is not      boxes. To solve a sudoku, the numbers 1 through 9 must fill each row,
the harbor, and my father.       comfort with their relative     the peak of activity in parks,    column and box. Each number can appear only once in each row, column
This is the power of those       permanency. I think of the      right now is a great time to      and box. You can figure out the order in which the numbers will appear by
rocks. They remain, and          husband and wife I met in       reconnect or perhaps con-         using the numeric clues already provided in the boxes. The more numbers
with them remain memo-           the Allagash Wilderness         nect for the first time with      you name, the easier it gets to solve the puzzle! Answers are on page 5.
ries and a connection to all     Waterway who have come          our parks and lands. Take-
that was.                        up for decades of winters to    It-Outside events focused
   Just down the road a          ice fish and enjoy one an-      on getting people out to
little from this lot, one        other and the beauty of the     enjoy winter activities in
                                                                 our parks have started,
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                     Falling in Love                                                                                 Malcolm Casey
                     with Chocolate                                                                                   1925-2011
   Valentine's Day and                                                                               Malcolm L. Casey, 85,
chocolate have been linked                                                                        a resident of Heritage
for some time now, but
there really hasn't been any                                                                      Lane, Livermore Falls,
definitive explanation for                                                                        died peacefully Saturday
just why the delicious con-                                                                       evening, February 5th at
fection and the day of love                                                                       his home with his daugh-
seem to go hand in hand.                                                                          ter Margaret and grand-
   The average American                                                                           daughter Jenny by his side
eats 11 pounds of chocolate                                                                       following a brief illness.
every year, a significant                                                                         He was born December 6,
percentage of which is en-                                                                        1925 in Montpelier, Ver-
joyed around Valentine's                                                                          mont, the son of Timothy
Day. The reason people are                                                                        James and Ethel (Brown)
known to enjoy and crave                                                                          Casey. He graduated from
chocolate may be connect-                                                                         Montpelier High School in
ed to its chemical compo-                                                                         1943 and then graduated
nents.                                                                                            from Vermont Junior Col-
   Chocolate has been                                                                             lege. He served in the U.S.    Rotary Club; in the 1970’s     many nieces and neph-
known to affect mood in                                                                           Army in Panama in 1946         he served as chairman for      ews. He was predeceased
many ways. It contains 380                                                                        as a Medical Technician.       the Franklin Memorial          by his wife Nancy Casey,
known chemicals, trigger-                                                                         On February 28, 1953 in        Hospital Building Commit-      his parents, and his broth-
ing a host of responses in                                                                        Maplewood, New Jersey          tee, and he made the origi-    ers, Timothy, Phillip and
the brain. Chocolate can                                                                          he married Nancy Jack of       nal motion for the location    Joseph. The family would
trigger the production of                                                                         South Orange, N.J. Nan-        where the hospital is cur-     like to thank Androscoggin
opioids, which are chemi-                                                                         cy passed away June 10,        rently located. Malcolm        Home Care and Hospice,
cals, such as those found         Chemical                                                        1992. They made their res-     played in bridge clubs in
                                  components                                                                                                                    Franklin Memorial Hospi-
in opium, that produce a                                                                          idence in Augusta, Maine       both Livermore Falls and       tal’s doctors and staff, Dr.
feeling of well-being (eu-        of chocolate                                                    from 1953 to 1967 where
                                  could be the                                                                                   Augusta. He enjoyed fly        Leslie Harding and staff,
phoria). Eating chocolate                                                                         Malcolm began his first        fishing, hunting, golfing,     and Central Maine Medical
then may make a person            reason why it is                                                position as an insurance
                                  craved and enjoyed.                                                                            and following his chil-        Hematology and Oncology
feel better, which is why                                                                         adjuster for Berkshire In-     dren's and grandchildren's     departments. Messages of
chocolate is often a turn-to                                                                      surance Company. In 1967       sporting events. He loved      condolence may be sent to:
comfort snack. Chocolate         The caffeine in chocolate         think that eating chocolate    they moved to their Heri-      spending time with his         www.finleyfuneralhome.
also may work like THC,          also acts as a stimulant.         creates a temporary "love      tage Lane home after they      granddaughters Jenny and       com
the chemical components            However, the reason             high."                         purchased Sturtevant and       Becca; collecting rocks,
in marijuana, extending the      chocolate may be snatched            For those gifting choco-    Ham Insurance Company          playing cribbage, sketch-        Casey – Died Satur-
feeling of being "high" or       up come Valentine's Day is        late for Valentine's Day,      in Livermore Falls. He         ing and reading newspa-        day, February 5, 2011 in
well-being.                      that chocolate appears to         consider dark chocolate,       worked there for 41 years      pers around the kitchen        Livermore Falls, Maine.
   Chocolate can also in-        contain phenylalanine, the        which is also high in anti-    until his retirement in 2007   table. He is survived by his   Malcolm L. Casey, 85,
crease blood pressure and        same chemical that is pro-        oxidants. This chocolate is    due to illness. He was a       daughter, Margaret Leclerc     a resident of Livermore
blood-sugar levels, attribut-    duced by the brain when           among the healthier variet-    member of the Independent      of Livermore Falls; two        Falls, Maine. Funeral ser-
ing to feelings of alertness.    people fall in love. Doctors      ies in which to indulge. n     Insurance Agency Associa-      sons, Jack Casey of Rich-      vices were held 1:00 PM
                                                                                                  tion. He was also a mem-       mond; and Peter Casey and      on Saturday, February 12th

             Greene Community
                                                                                                  ber of the AmVets Post #33     his wife Tammy of Turner;      at FINLEY FUNERAL
                                                                                                  and the Frank L. Mitchell      grandchildren,      Jennifer   HOME, 15 Church Street,
                                                                                                  V.F.W. Post #3335 in Jay       and Rebecca Leclerc; Tori      Livermore Falls, Maine.

                Scholarship
                                                                                                  and the American Legion        Casey and her companion        Interment in the spring
                                                                                                  George Bunton Post # 10        Jacob Sullivan, Jake Casey,    at Pleasant Hill Cem-
                                                                                                  in Livermore Falls. Mal-       Mallory and Thomas Casey,      etery, 100 Fayette Road,
                                 that one hour of work for         would like to thank the tax-   colm was one of the origi-     great-granddaughter, Zoey      Livermore Falls, Maine. If
   The Greene Community          most students. It is doubtful     payers of Greene for their     nal founders of Area Youth     Casey, his brother, Thom-      desired contributions may
Scholarship applications         that they could ever earn         continued support by rais-     Sports; he served as Vice      as Casey, his sisters, Ruth    be made to: Area Youth
are now available at both        that kind of money again in       ing this money at our an-      President of the Livermore     Coyer, Patricia Bruce, and     Sports, PO Box 363, Jay,
the Greene town office and       their lifetime.                   nual March town meeting.       Falls Rotary Club; chairing    Connie Casey, his brother-     Maine 04239. n
Leavitt Area High School            It is necessary that all pa-   We hope to see you there at    many charity balls for the     in-law, Malcolm Jack and
guidance department.             perwork be turned in with         9AM on March 5th, 2010.
   This is a simple one page     the application in order to         We hope that many se-
application that does not        be considered, so please go       niors from Greene will turn
require any financial infor-     over the requirements very        in their scholarship appli-
mation, but does require a       carefully. Incomplete ap-         cations. The deadline is
written essay. When writing      plications will not be con-       April 22nd. They may be
your essay, please use spell     sidered. You can get help         dropped off at the Greene
check in order to avoid any      from the LAHS guidance            town office or left at LAHS
English and spelling errors.     in acquiring the paperwork        guidance and they will mail
   All parents of graduating     needed.                           them to us.
seniors that reside in Greene       The Greene Bicenten-             Thank You,
should encourage their stu-      nial Scholarship applica-           Brenda Theriault
dent to fill out this applica-   tions are also available At         P.O. Box 152
tion. Your child could re-       L.A.H.S. Guidance.                  Greene, ME 04236 n
ceive as much as $3,500.00          The Community Schol-
for what amounts to less         arship Committee members


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          People can park at the Nezinscot Farm Store and
      cross the street for sledding on a packed trail that heads
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                     (Plastic sleds only, please.)
    Take a break from sledding and head into the store to warm up with a
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                                                               Black Bear News
                                New Jersey is on the right                                        the other way around. If
                                track. In the years ahead                                         this is not done, sooner or
                                the challenge for wildlife                                        later it will lead to much
                                officials will be to educate                                      more serious problems
                                the public, as well as man-                                       than we have seen so far.
                                age the bears.                                                    This is why other states
                                   New Jersey’s recent                                            use a controlled hunt as
                                press release is on the                                           part of their bear manage-
                                mark and reflects a game                                          ment plan.”
                                management philosophy                                                The author is editor of
 V. Paul Reynolds               that is too often lost today                                      the Northwoods Sporting
                                on an ill-informed urban                                          Journal and has written
   Beyond Maine’s border        citizenry that is against                                         his first book, A Maine
black bears have been in        bear hunting until its life-                                      Deer Hunter's Logbook.
the news a lot lately.          styles, personal property,                                        He is also a Maine Guide,
   In Pennsylvania, a hunt-     or safety become an is-                                           co-host of a weekly radio
er bagged a black bear          sue.                                                              program "Maine Out-
this fall that reportedly          Explaining that bears                                          doors" heard Sundays at
weighed 871 lbs! And in         have become an increas-                                           7 p.m. on The Voice of
Western Colorado, Craig         ing public nuisance in                                            Maine News-Talk Net-
resident Richard Kend-          small states like Maryland                                        work (WVOM-FM 103.9,
all bagged a 700 lb black       and New Jersey because                                            WCME-FM 96.7) and
bear, that is, in all prob-     of shrinking habitat, New                                         former information of-
ability, a new Colorado         Jersey wildlife officials                                         ficer for the Maine Dept.
state record.                   said, “As a result, this                                          of Fish and Wildlife. His
    Meantime, in New Jer-       mandates that man control                                         e-mail address is paul@
sey, after years of contro-     the bear population and                                           sportingjournal.com. n
versy (dithering and inde-      keep it at a level that is
cision by legislators and       compatible with man, not
state officials), the Garden
State was finally able to
hold a bear hunt – in spite
of public protests by the
anti-hunting contingent.
With a growing popula-
tion of nuisance black
bears, New Jersey wildlife
managers had been denied
the option of using hunters
to control bear numbers
since 2005. Politics drove
that state’s game manage-
ment policies, not biology
or wildlife ecology. For
years a clueless governor,
pandering to his liberal
bloc of anti-hunting citi-
zens, refused to allow a
bear hunt.
   Thankfully that changed
with some help from the
electoral process. This
year’s New Jersey bear
hunt was an unqualified
success. Incredibly, 267
bears were taken on the
first day of the hunt, in-
cluding a bruin that tipped
the scales at 661 pounds!
New Jersey wildlife of-
ficials never really had
much solid data on their
state’s bear numbers. They
knew, though, from one
area study that there were
at least 3,500 bears in a
2,000 square mile area in
northwestern New Jersey!
That’s a lot of bears, espe-
cially for a semi-rural area
close to urban centers.
   What New Jersey wild-
life managers learned
from the five- day bear
hunt is that bear num-
bers are much higher than
originally estimated. This
is where it gets interest-
ing when you crunch the
numbers. The hunt, which
was intended to be a cull-
ing exercise, reduced the
bear population by nearly
600. Many of these were
nuisance bears that had
learned not to fear humans
and were potentially dan-
gerous to the public. New
Jersey expects that 800
bear cubs will be born this
winter. Thus, it appears
that the bear population
will continue to expand
despite the first legal cull-
ing hunt in six years.
   Good wildlife man-
agement is a long-term
proposition.       Therefore,
stabilizing the runaway
bear population will take
some time. But at least
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  Lahey Bowling Tourney is 18 Years and Growing Strong!
                                      tournament. Many howev-               scholarship achievements        Giroux; Ernie Ashton; and
  By Deb Heroux                       er are relatives and friends          and financial need.             John Cook.
                                      who make up these teams.                The purpose of the foun-         This year’s scholar-
   On the last Saturday in            As the day rolls on, the              dation is to assist local       ship recipients included:
January old friends meet              jokes were flying and the             youth in pursuit of excel-      Stephanie Belanger of
and dozens of Lewiston/               pins were falling as team-            lence, athletic, and cultural   E.L., Ben McDonough of
Auburn’s high school stu-             mates cheered each other              activities.                     L.H.S., Cassey Parker of
dents benefit. The 18th an-           on.                                     The Board of Directors        St. Dom’s, Richard Paradis
nual Thomas Lahey Bowl-                 Thomas Lahey passed                 consists of Michael Lahey,      of St. Dom’s, Nate Poulin
ing Tournament was held               away in 1987 at the age               President; Doris Lahey,         of St. Dom’s, Merton Foss
at Sparetime Recreation in            of 43. He was a successful            Treasurer; Paul Dionne,         of E.L., Karen Leary of
Lewiston as 170 bowlers               businessman and athlete               Secretary/Clerk; Fred Hall,     E.L. and Corey Therriault
paid $30 each to bowl on              in Lewiston/Auburn. The               Sr.; David Shea; Bruce          of E.L.
four-person teams. The 34             foundation was established            LePage; Patrick Murphy;            This event truly has a
teams bowled three strings            to honor him, and so far,             Fern Masse; Bert Cote;          wonderful       atmosphere,
for a chance to be one of             the Lahey Foundation has              Richard Albert; Jim Lawl-       with lots of love and
the six teams to bowl in the          raised over $150,000 in               er; Paul Boucher; Donna         friendship at the lanes.n     Girouxski teammates Kim Kordalski, June Kordalski
one game roll-off, held at            scholarship money for the                                                                           and Donna Giroux (Lahey board member) planned their
the conclusion of the day.            area’s three high schools,                                                                          strategy. Team Girouxski missed the roll-off by four pins.
After the thirty-four teams           Edward Little, Lewiston                                                                             (Photo by Deb Heroux)
bowled, a buffet-style lun-           and St. Dom’s. The Foun-
cheon is held for all to              dation has raised enough
enjoy as the team scores              money to make it a self-
and the six roll-off teams            sustaining fund, which
are determined. Some of               means that there will
the bowlers only see each             always be scholarships
other twice yearly, here at           awarded to local graduates
the bowling tournament                in the name of Tom Lahey
and then in July at the golf          based on both athletic-


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          How Are You Going to Learn                                                                                                                    Remedies for
                  Anything?                                                                                                                             Cabin Fever
                                 I've always encouraged my      the “good luck” business          associated with things like                      People accustomed to          time whipping up a new hat
 John McDonald                   readers to email me with       associated with the rabbit's      fertility and abundance and                   spending time outdoors can       or scarf and glove set. Kids
                                 any questions they might       foot comes from the ancient       prosperity - and by exten-                    grow restless when winter        may find that scrapbooking
                                 have about Maine. That's       Celts (the race, not the bas-     sion - good luck.                             weather sets in for the sea-     or simply creating collages
                                 how you learn things!          ketball team) who believed           It shows you, Paul, how                    son. After the novelty of the    from magazine photos with
                                    Paul, an inquiring reader   that since the rabbit bur-        things have changed. Imag-                    first few snowstorms wears       scissors and paste is enter-
                                 from North Yarmouth, re-       rowed into the ground and         ine someone today saying,                     off, many find themselves        taining.
                                 cently emailed with a ques-    seemed to live there quite        "Look at those parents and                    tired of being cooped up            5. Do some spring clean-
                                                                                                  their 12 kids. They’re ob-                    and begin dreaming of            ing. Spring is right around
   A family from the Mid-                                                                                                                       warmer weather.                  the corner, so use time spent
west was visiting the Mid-                                                                        viously fertile and must be
                                                                                                  very lucky.”                                     Cabin fever occurs any        indoors to get a head start
coast recently and as they                                                                                                                      time a person is stuck in-       on organizational projects.
walked beside the ocean                                                                              One of my favorite ex-
                                                                                                  planations of the rabbit's                    doors for too long. It can       Clean out a closet or room
the father said, "Now don't                                                                                                                     happen during an illness or      that might have grown clut-
hesitate to ask me any ques-                                                                      foot-good luck connection
                                                                                                  comes from "Origins and                       if someone suffers an in-        ter over the winter.
tions you might have, kids.                                                                                                                     jury that limits outdoor mo-        6. Give your home a
Like I always say, that's                                                                         Firsts" a fine book by Jacob
                                                                                                  M. Braude.                                    bility. Most often it refers     makeover. Now's the time
how we learn."                                                                                                                                  to a feeling of restlessness     to tackle an interior home
   At that point the oldest                                                                          According to Braud, the
                                                                                                  lucky rabbit's foot business                  that occurs with spending        repair. Painting a room a
son, a bright kid of 12, said,                                                                                                                  most time indoors when the       new color or even installing
"Hey, Dad, where do all                                                                           has nothing to do with the
                                                                                                  Celts (or even the Knicks).                   weather outside is cold or       ceramic or stick-down tiles
these waves come from?”                                                                                                                         snowy. In general, by the        can give a room a new look
   “That’s a good question,                                                                       It comes from folks in show
                                                                                                  business, where the rabbit's                  time spring arrives most         and keep a person busy for
son." the father began, "but                                                                                                                    people have experienced a        an entire weekend.
to tell you the truth, I have                                                                     foot was used like a 'pow-
                                                                                                  der-puff' to apply makeup.                    bout of cabin fever.                7. Back-up computer
no clue where waves come                                                                                                                           In addition to general        files. Instead of simply
from.”                                                                                               If a performer lost his
                                                                                                  or her rabbit's foot they                     restlessness, cabin fever        browsing the Internet or up-
   A few minutes later an-                                                                                                                      can cause sluggishness,          dating a social network site
other of his curious kids                                                                         couldn't put on her make-
                                                                                                  up and if they couldn't put                   weight gain and changes          status, use time on the com-
piped up and asked, "Dad,                                                                                                                       in sleep patterns due to in-     puter to back-up important
why is the water blue, in-                                                                        on their makeup the show
                                                                                                  wouldn't go on and that -                     activity. There are some         files and photos to an exter-
stead of clear?"                                                                                                                                remedies that can zap cabin      nal hard drive or CD.
   The father said, “Another                                                                      in show business - is still
                                                                                                  considered 'bad luck.' Of                     fever, however.                     8. Gather receipts and tax
great question, but, again, I                                                                                                                      1. Get moving. Being a        documentation. Tax sea-
have no idea.”                                                                                    course, show biz people
                                                                                                  also say "break a leg" in-                    couch potato can lead to         son is almost here and that
   A few more minutes go                                                                                                                        weight gain and feelings of      means having all of the nec-
by and another inquiring                                                                          stead of "good luck" before
                                 tion of his own.               comfortably it must be on         someone goes onstage.                         despression. Make strides        essary forms and receipts
kid asks, “Dad, how did all                                                                                                                     to exercise or do something      handy for filing, whether a
these holes in the sand get         Paul writes: “John, Your    pretty good terms with               I hope you've learned
                                 column is always the first     the leprechauns, or 'little       something from all this.                      that gets the heart pumping      person handles that on their
here?”                                                                                                                                          for at least 30 minutes every    own or gets help from a tax
   "Once again, son, you've      thing I turn to every week     people,’ who, the Celts
                                 in our Yarmouth paper. I       believed, ran things down           John McDonald is a                          day. This can include host-      professional.
got me stumped. I don't                                                                                                                         ing a family dance off, fir-        9. Have a family game
have the slightest inkling of    particularly enjoy your ex-    there. These same histo-          humorist and storyteller
                                 planations of where certain    rians claim that the Celts        who performs regularly                        ing up the gaming console        night. Host a night each
how those holes got there,"                                                                                                                     for a round of virtual reality   week when the entire fam-
the father said.                 words and phrases come         also believed that since the      throughout New England.
                                 from. I assume you can         rabbit is born with its eyes      He is the author of sev-                      sports action, hopping on        ily gathers to play a game.
   The oldest son then said,                                                                                                                    the treadmill or stationary      It makes a welcome alter-
"Dad, I hope we're not           provide an answer to my        open it must see more and         eral best selling books in-
                                 question. Why is a rabbit's    know more than the rest of        cluding: Down the Road a                      bike, or any other activity      native to watching TV.
bugging you with all these                                                                                                                      that raises the heart rate.         10. Learn to cook. Use
questions."                      foot considered good luck?     us. For these reasons - say       piece: A Storyteller’s Guide
                                 They're not lucky for the      these historians - the Celts      to Maine, A Moose and a                          2. Play in the snow. Snow     time indoors to prepare
   The father said, “Of                                                                                                                         shoveling can certainly be       meals in advance or experi-
course not, son. Like I          rabbits who lost them."        considered the rabbit's foot      Lobster Walk into a Bar,
                                    Thanks for the inquiring    ‘lucky.’ It sounded pretty        The Maine Dictionary (a                       a task that some prefer to       ment with new recipes.
said, how are you supposed                                                                                                                      avoid, but playing in the           11. Visit a museum.
to learn anything?”              email, Paul. Good ques-        good to me, Paul, but read-       humorous look at Maine’s
                                 tion.                          ing further I learned that it's   words and phrases) and his                    snow can be a fun activity       Now's the time to explore
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   See ad in the yellow pages                                   above-ground, so their con-                                                     and stroll the neighbor-         to beat cabin fever.
          and online                                                                                                                            hood. It's amazing what             13. Head to the mov-
                                                                nections with the “little
     Long Distance                                              people" would be about the                                                      sights can be missed when        ies. Watching a movie on
     Transportation                                             same as the rest of us.                                                         one is whizzing by in a car.     the big screen can be a
     Grocery                                                       Some ancient people                                                          Enjoy the snow-covered           change from watching TV
     Delivery                                                                                                                                   landscape before heading         at home.
     General                                     Twin           believed that since the rab-
    Deliveries                                   Town           bit appeared to be quite                                                        back for some hot choco-            When you put your mind
                                                 Taxi
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TURKEY from page 7       still clucking,     I didn't even get out of the pool as      would, from now on, consist of TO-

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                         baby     turkey   I watched the grateful flockers waddle      FURKEY.
                         splashing,    I   off, in their line, across the lawn and
had no choice but to go in after the       into the woods that they came from. I         The family (I mean, I GUESS it's
bugger.                                    was in shock from the drama.                the same one) continued to come back
  Still in my p.j.s, I waded in, talking     I got out of the pool to cheering kids,   every day. And every day those once
to it, hoping that it understood I was     an exhausted and confused dog, and a        teeny, cute, baby turkeys grew into               The Gift of Good News!
there to help him out.                     cold cup of coffee.                         monstrous, vulture looking creatures. I
  He was not co-operating, so I pushed       My nerves were shot.                      am pretty sure the one I saved was the
the net as far as I could, swam in, and      Goodbye relaxing day.                     one that had no problem coming right
GOT HIM!                                     Goodbye clean pool (now a fine            up to the window to eat the fallen bird-
  I tried to keep him and the net and      layer of turkey dust covered the once       seed, while the kids watched in scared
myself above water, not too easy. I        pristine water).                            delight. I think he knew that he was
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  Wet baby turkeys are really heavy,         Hello, typical craziness.                   Just another day in the life here...
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that baby clucker right to the edge,         That families, even yucky-looking           funny.crazy.love
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    Library Approaching
   Fundraising Homestretch
   By Debbie Hite              fles to house tours, stepped       In addition to giving their
   The Cary Memorial           up its support of the entire    financial support, the com-




                                                                                                                        atters
Library, built in 1938 as      process.                        munity has commented that
a schoolhouse at a cost           By the spring of 2010,       they would like to see the


                                                                                                                      m
of $10,000, has been a         the project had received        library expand its operat-
prominent focal point of       $400,000 (the 2006 project      ing hours. In response, a
the Wayne community for        cost estimate) in grants and    committee devised a plan
many generations. A few        pledges. Although there         for volunteers to staff the
years ago, folks began to      had been more than 225          library ten more hours per
discuss the future service     donors at this point, Doug      week, in the afternoon and       and an event marking the           which will be accessible                     towns which are without
of the library and its cur-    Stevenson, treasurer of         evening. Librarian Janet         achievement was held at            to all patrons regardless of                 a library are especially
rent structural limitations,   the campaign committee,         Adelberg, who has been           the library. Patrons and           physical ability; additional                 encouraged to check out
which included lack of         reports that one-third of       at the library since 1987,       donors could check out             restrooms; increased youth                   this great resource. The
handicap accessibility, an     the money had come from         shared with me that she          Portland architect Dick            appeal; and a secured meet-                  library has a very respect-
outdated septic system, and    eight or nine people. More      was skeptical of the effort,     Reed’s two proposals for           ing space for potential use                  able collection of books of
very limited space. The        pledges, gifts and grants       but that she is “delighted to    the expansion of the facil-        after library hours.                         all genres, including audio
initial plan to address only   are being received, and it      be wrong.” She describes         ity, hear from the building           While there is great ex-                  books, free Wi-Fi, public
the most pressing needs,       is hoped that construction      the volunteers as “super-        committee, and receive the         citement for the future, the                 computers, and a copy ma-
however, took on a larger      will begin in 2011. One         reliable people” who get         latest update on the capital       homestretch of any proj-                     chine.     Programs featur-
life when the mechanical       immediate need, the failing     things “very professionally      campaign. It was report-           ect can often be the most                    ing Maine authors, story-
systems were evaluated         septic system, was taken        done.” The interest in the       ed that this project is the        challenging, especially in                   telling, and other events are
and found to be inadequate     care of this fall through the   Cary Library is definitely       largest private investment         small Maine communities.                     also offered to the public.
for any future expansion.      generous donation of ser-       on the upturn.                   project in the history of          With just over $100,000                         Winter hours are Mon 9-1
A commitment was made          vices by local contractor          By January 2011, over         the community and every            to go, the capital campaign                  and 3:30-7, Tues and Thurs
to explore various options     C.H. (Chris) Stevenson.         $594,000 had been raised,        reasonable effort is being         committee invites support                    3:30-7, Wed 2-7, Sat 10-3.
and to begin fundraising                                                                        made to serve the needs            from all venues.       While                 Cary Memorial Library is
towards an eventual goal of                                                                     of library patrons for the         Cary Memorial Library has                    at 17 Old Winthrop Rd, just
$721,000.                                                                                       next 40-50 years. Among            served primarily the Wayne                   off Rt. 133 in Wayne. For
   The library trustees,                                                                        the improvements will be           community over the years,                    more information, call Jane
chaired by Judy Danielson,                                                                      greater access to technol-         its doors are, in fact, open                 at 685-3754 or the library at
created a capital campaign                                                                      ogy; expanded program              to anyone for a nominal an-
committee, chaired by Jane                                                                                                                                                      685-3612. n
                                                                                                space on both the upper and        nual fee of $5 per person.
Andrews, and also initiated                                                                     lower levels of the building       Families in neighboring
a plan to obtain feedback
from those with an inter-
est in the library and its                                                                                                                                                      Project Leaders: Numerous
programs. Several cock-                                                                                                                                                         people are closely involved
tail parties in area homes                                                                                                                                                      in the Wayne library
provided a relaxed setting                                                                                                                                                      expansion project. Among
where participants could                                                                                                                                                        them, pictured here, are
offer their suggestions.                                                                                                                                                        Ken Bate (trustee and
The Friends of the Library                                                                                                                                                      building       committee);
(FOL), which has supple-                                                                                                                                                        Holly Stevenson (Friends
mented the operational                                                                                                                                                          of the Library); Judy
budget through fundraising     Examining the Fine Print: Frank Smith points out                                                                                                 Danielson (chairperson
events ranging from bake       a feature to Ray Giglio on one of the drawings of the                                                                                            of the Board of Trustees);
and book sales to quilt raf-   proposed expansion of the library in Wayne. (Photo by                                                                                            Jane Andrews (Capital
                               Debbie Hite)                                                                                                                                     Campaign chair); and
                                                                                                                                                                                Linda McPhee (honorary
                                                                                                                                                                                campaign chair). (Photo
                                                                                                                                                                                by Debbie Hite)
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   Project Graduation is      many area businesses will      chards, A & A Hardware,       Jones & Vining, Sam's
a safe, healthy, fun, and     be available for bid, elec-    Sullivan Tire, The Sedg-      Italian Foods.

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memorable all night cel-      tronic devices, home decor     ley Place, Beach Bums,           Donations to the event
ebration for the Class of     items, artwork and much,       Gold Works, Hurricane's,      are tax free as Project
2011 on the night of gradu-   much more! There will be       Republic Jewelry, North       Graduation is a 501c (3)
ation. Activities provided    something for everyone.        Country Rivers Inc., A        organization. To make
for the graduates include        Among the sponsors          Women's Touch Paint-          a donation contact Lori                                               Send us info:
swimming, dancing, a          who have donated to the        ing & Wallpaper, Marco's      Marschall at 207-225-
hypnotist, rock wall, and     event are Murray Oil &         Ristorante Italiano, Grit-    3533 for information. n                                                  articles@
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tivities are made possible    Moose Creek Log Homes,         Landry's Quick Stop,
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