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                                                                            The hometown voice of the greater York region                                                                               November 20 - December 3, 2009 Volume 11 ~~ Issue 7
                                                                                                                 April 10 - April 23, 2009 Volume 11 Issue 23

   Not budging
   YTA closes door to additional negotiation

                                                                                                                                                                           Cyan Magenta Yellow Black
   for school budget cuts, page 6


         thankful for
         the holidays
York Teachers Association president, Jeff Barry, speaks before the York school committee last Wednesday, April 1st, during which teachers argued against further cuts to
the school budget.

        Table of 2-3
      Town News,contents, 2                     Op-Ed/Letters, 10
                                                      Q&A, 4-5                                    11
                                                                                   Public Records,Food, 8-9             Community Bulletin Board, 21
                                                                                                                                        Sports 10-11
                            Publisher’s Note                                                                                                            LOCAL GOVERNMENT

                            Best of time, and not-so-good times
                               You win some you lose some—and
                            York has been on both sides of that
                                                                                                                     ning Board appears ready
                                                                                                                     to take it’s time with this
                                                                                                                                                        Without limits
                                                                                                                                                        York’s growth ordinance expired on Nov. 15
                            fence recently.                                                                          one, to pull in some pub-
                               On the plus side, the York Land Trust                                                 lic input and really study         By TARYN PLUMB                                   office is getting prepared: A staff member
                            just scored a big success by purchasing                                                  whether retail, develop-           The York Independent                             is currently compiling a report of “lessons
                            a nearly 240-acre parcel of salt marsh                                                   ment or recreation would                                                            learned,” to be archived with the most recent
                            and forest around York River. Kudos go                                                   be the best use for that             Moving forward from the Nov. 3 elections,      waiting list (now defunct), which was consis-
                                                                                                     Dan Szczesny                                                                                        tently filled with about 150 names while the
                            out to the heirs of Mary McIntire Davis,                                                 land.                              the town has been active with a panoply of
                            whose family has owned the property                                         Meanwhile, the sad news is that                 matters dealing with development (or, in         ordinance existed.
                            since the 1600s, to sell that property to                                it appears the historic Agamenticus                some cases, the lack thereof).                      That report should be completed by Janu-
                            the trust. It will now by protected in its                               schoolhouse appears destined for the                                                                ary, Burns said. “We don’t want to lose that
                            natural undeveloped state in perpetuity.                                 wrecking ball. The Historic District                                                                knowledge,” he noted.
                                                                                                                                                        Goodbye growth
                            Instead of ugly McMansions crowding                                      Commission approved of the current                 ordinance
                            Route 91, residents and visitors will                                    owners application to demolish the                                                                  Residents unswayed
                                                                                                                                                           The growth ordinance is gone―but, as
                            have one more natural option available                                   structure last week. Wisely, they also set         some of its proponents feared, people haven’t    on York toll plaza
                            to them for bird watching, or perhaps                                    a 45-day waiting period to give locals             yet been flooding the town offices to file         Officials with the Maine Transportation
                            hiking. The trust plans on providing                                     the time to come up with alternatives,             building permits, according to community         Authority have unveiled a final list of sites
                            some public access. It’s a win for every-                                but it seems unlikely. The more than 150           development director Stephen Burns.              for the York toll plaza―but residents and
                            one involved.                                                            year old property is gutted and structur-             “We haven’t seen any change in patterns       officials remain opposed to any relocation
                               In other news, there’s 200 acres of                                   ally unsound. But still, demolishing the           so far,” he said.                                plans.
                            York Beach that the planning board is                                    schoolhouse would be the equivalent of                But numbers had been curbed already by
                            looking at that has a lot of potential for                               erasing part of York history. Requiring            the economy, he said, which has “taken care
                            the town. Currently part of the Wild                                     the owner to install a historic sign is just       of the pace” of permits. Also, he acknowl-
                            Kingdom property, the town doesn’t                                       cold comfort.                                      edged, with the ordinance eliminated just last
                            control the land, but does have control                                     Preservationists need a miracle for             week, it’s too early to tell what the effects
                            over zoning. That’s crucial considering                                  this one. If you have any ideas, let me            will be.
                            its prime location between the beach and                                 know at                        But the planning board is preparing to
                            Route 1. The good news is that the Plan-                                                                                    study just that: At their meeting two days
                                                                                                                                                       after the vote, board members decided to
                                                                                                                                                        hold a workshop to study how the lack of a
                             York                                                                       the inside Guide                                growth ordinance will effect planning going

                                                                                                                                                        forward. The date of this seminar is yet to be

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                             Staff                                                                                                                             We haven’t
                             PUBLISHER EMERITUS
                                                                                                                                                          seen any change in

                             Stephen M. Rasche
                             CONTRIBUTING WRITERS                                                                                                         patterns so far.
                             Jennifer L. Saunders, Taryn Plumb,
                             Sarah Grant, Susan King,                                                                                                      In place for nearly a decade―since August
                             Suzie Goodwin, Chris Shipley                                                                                               of 2000―the ordinance was phased out on             In a meeting on Thursday, Nov. 5 at the
                             EDITOR                                                                           ‘In the Know,’ 2-3                        Nov. 15, after the majority of voters opted      MTA Portland headquarters, representatives
                             Jeff Rapsis                                                                          Q & A, 4-5                            to terminate it at the ballot boxes on Nov. 4,   of the engineering firm HNTB, Inc., released
                                                                                                                                                        with 3,219 in favor and 2,398 against. Under     a list of locations for the plaza: One at its
                             PRODUCTION MANAGER                                                            Library Happenings, 5
                             Glenn Given                                                                                                                the statute, the town limited its building       current site, with renovations costing an
                                                                                                               Cover Story, 6-7                         permits to 101 each year―96 first-come,          estimated $56 million and impacting roughly
                             ADVERTISING SALES                                                                                                          first-serve; five by lottery.                    28 acres of wetlands; another just over a mile
                             Dan Szczesny                                                                          Food, 8-9                               According to Burns, this was the town’s       north, expected to cost $34 million and effect
                             The York Independent is published 26 times per year
                             by York Independent Newspaper, LLC, (207-363-8484)                                  Sports, 10-11                          second growth ordinance; there was a             1.7 acres of wetlands; and a third nearly two
                             and is available at select locations in the greater York                                                                   previous one in place a decade prior. And        miles north, expected to cost $35 million and
                             region. Offices are located at 4 Market Place Drive,                            Pet Connection, 12                         he wouldn’t be surprised if another one was      impact 3.8 acres of wetlands. Engineers also
                             Suite 215, York Village Business Center, with access
                             from Route 1.
                                                                                                      Classifieds/Bulletin Board, 14-15                 petitioned for once the economy rights itself    recommended a “no build” option.
                                                                                                                                                        again, he said.                                     MTA officials are sticking to their posi-
                                                                                                              Real Estate, 15-16                           That in mind, the community development       tion that the current site does not meet basic

                            The York Independent — November 20 - December 3, 2009 — 2

                                                  the York Beach area, according to commit-
     If the MTA takes                             tee vice chairman Dawn Fernald. The goal is                                                 
land, the town loses
                                                  to conform design and aesthetics, she said.
                                                     The proposals will go through a process
                                                  of public hearings, and ultimately to the bal-
                                                                                                                                     
those tax dollars―
                                                                                                                                      

                                                  lot boxes in November.
                                                     “We’re working closely with the planning
forever.                                          board and the community development de-
                                                  partment to create these standards,” Fernald          Deliberately Different
engineering and safety regulations, counting      assured. But public input is also appreciated.
against it its location near an interchange       “We’d love to get more people involved,”                  
with merging traffic, and on a curve, at the      she said. “We encourage feedback.”                     This Saturday, Aug. 15th
bottom of a hill and in the wetlands.                In a similar effort, planning board mem-                “A Night of Song”
   The second option, on a straight stretch       bers have sought input from representatives               Saturday, Dec. 5th
                                                                                                             
of highway and the crest of a hill, would         of the fire, police, public works, water,                Saturday, Aug. 22nd
not displace any homes, engineers said; nor       sewer and parks and recreation departments
would the third option.                           in regards to an area along Route 1 that                  
                                                                                                           

   MTA officials have been pushing for a          they’re eyeing for possible rezoning.
new plaza for years, citing the current one
                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                 
as operating 16 years beyond its expected
life span, crumbling and increasingly
                                                       We felt this was                                     
                                                                                                            Sunday, Aug. 23rd
                                                                                                              “A Night Before
unsafe. Conversely, though, it’s one of the       the decision we had

turnpike’s most used plazas―last year,                                                                         
                                                                                                             Christmas” Show
more than 16 million vehicles whizzed             to make.                                                       in 1 night
                                                                                                           Two shows 
through, more than three times the traffic                                                                  Saturday, Dec. 12th
                                                                                                           Saturday, Sept.12th
it saw when it opened in 1969.
                                                    The area under analysis is roughly 200 to
   Still, residents and officials aren’t
                                                  300 acres, enveloping York’s Wild King-
                                                                                                           
budging.                                                                                                        
   “We’re still not getting complete infor-       dom, various vacant lots, open land and resi-
mation,” asserted Joan Jarvis, who helped         dential properties. Currently, it is a cobbling         Wednesday, Sept. 23rd
start the grassroots group Think Again in         of different zones. Selectmen have asked the
response to relocation plans. Much of the         planning board to deliver a proposal within            
                                                  the next one to three years.
information at the Nov. 5 meeting, she
                                                    The next step will be soliciting input from          Join us before a show!
said, was rehashed, with estimates for new
sites not including the costs for access          the public in January, Burns explained.
roads, buildings, or the purchase of land.
   She reiterated the point that any reloca-      Schoolhouse’s fate

                                                                                                                                                                                                 Cyan Magenta Yellow Black
tion will adversely impact taxpayers              awaits Dec. 19                                                                                   
                                                     But while there are many positives in
throughout York.
                                                  the works when it comes to York devel-
                                                                                                                                                   
   “If the MTA takes land, the town loses
those tax dollars―forever,” she said. “If         opment, there’s at least one lamented                                                         
property is taken, the rest of that owner’s       casualty.
                                                                                                                                               Beautiful, new facility. Large room to hold
land is clearly devalued because they’ll have        The historic district commission has
                                                                                                                                              your meetings, parties, training or any type of
a turnpike in their backyard. Those lost tax      given the OK to demolish one of the
                                                  town’s last remaining one-room school-                  Join us for breakfast &                  gathering! Kitchen, bar facilities &
dollars have to be made up. This will finan-
cially impact every single person that owns       houses: a circa-1850s building at the                   brunch on Saturdays &                           handicapped accessible

property in the town of York.”                    corner of Mountain and Old Mountain                      Sundays this winter                
   Jarvis also noted other side-effects, such     roads that was listed as local landmark by                                                          
                                                  the town in 1989.
                                                                                                                                               
as additional lighting and increased noise for
abutters. “You may not lose land, but you’ll         According to Robert Cutts, commis-
                                                  sion chairman, the building is unsafe by
                                                                                                                                                
have high-powered brilliant lights all night
long and traffic rushing through,” she said.      both town and state standards, and current
   Still, it’s not over yet. The MTA is plan-     owner Michael Genewicz of Eliot also
ning a public meeting in York, likely for
January. After that, Think Again and/or town
                                                  wasn’t able to get insurance on it due to
                                                  its current state.                                                                                                                            
officials will get the chance to give a presen-      However, the commission implemented                                                      
tation to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers,       a 45-day waiting period, to expire Dec.
which has the ultimate say when it comes to       19, to give any locals the time to come up                   Make your NYE                  
permitting for the project.                       with alternative options. As of Tuesday,                   Reservations Now                 
                                                  Nov. 15, no one had done so, Cutts noted.                - 2 seatings available!
Planning projects                                    The commission is also requiring the                                                     
                                                  owner, at his expense, to install a historic                more information
                                                                                                               available on line
   In a much less contentious development         marker.
issue, the York Beach subcommittee has               Cutts said he regretted the decision, but                                                  Come enjoy a light
                                                  stressed that the building has “absolutely             Now taking reservations               lunch or happy hour
selected Portland-based Lachman Architects
and Planners to assist with creating design       no interior” from its schoolhouse days, as              for Thanksgiving Day                 food most of the day.

                                                  it had previously been gutted, so is merely
standards for downtown York Beach.                                                                          Menu & tickets
     We’d love to get
                                                  the frame of a building, much of which is
                                                  rotted. It was also not structurally sound                available online.                                           
                                                  enough to move. “There wasn’t much                                                                                         
                                                                                                            Serving dinners
more people involved.                             salvageable,” Cutts said.
                                                     As far as preservation, something                        Friday and
                                                                                                                                                                             
                                                  should have been done in 1989, when
We encourage                                                                                                                                          Monthly Meetings

                                                  it was listed as a landmark and “at least                 Saturday nights                                                             

                                                  restorable.”                                                                                     Legion - 1st Monday of month 7pm
feedback.                                            But based on its current state, “We felt                                                       S.A.L - 1st Tuesday of month 7pm
                                                  this was the decision we had to make.”                                AUX - 2nd Monday of month 1pm
  If ultimately approved by residents, the                                                              Just around the corner from            House Committee - Last Thurs. of month 6pm
                                                                                                                                               Executive Board - Last Thurs. of month 7pm
design standards would govern what colors           Taryn Plumb covers York for the York                  the Ogunquit Playhouse
and types of materials, windows and doors         Independent. Comments? Story ideas?
could be used in building and renovation in       Send them to                   207-646-4777                            

                                                                                                                         3 — November 20 - December 3, 2009 — The York Independent

                            Curt Bessette

                            the sinGer/sonGWriter                        play classical. Then The Beatles came
                            By TARYN PLUMB
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                            The York Independent                         out―that’s when I decided ‘this is what
                                                                         I want to do.’ They got me going. That
                               It was The Beatles that did it.           finished me off for doing any real job.
                               After the tragic assassination of John    Also, when my dad was stationed in
                            F. Kennedy, they were fresh faces―           Newport, I went to the Newport Folk               the country. The Beatles happened at
                            smiling, dancing, jaunty on black-           Festival―I saw Bob Dylan, Donovan,                just the right time for the world.              Talk about “A Few Seconds with
                            and-white picture tubes―for a morose         all these early folk stars. Peter, Paul                                                        our Fathers,” your program dedicated
                            country in mourning. Curt Bessette, a        and Mary―I saw them about five times                 Why folk music?                           to telling these stories.
                            teenager at the time, had been noodling      in Newport. It was just a magical time.              I like (playing) the smaller clubs           It was spurred by a song I wrote about
                            on the guitar for a while, but when he       That gave me the acoustic, song-writing           where they actually listen to the words.     my father called “A few seconds with
                            heard The Beatles, that was it―he knew       bug. (Later), I had plans to go to college        Most of my songs are story songs. I try      my father.” It’s about finding his watch
                            he wanted to be a musician. A few years      for social work―but at the same time,             to develop the stories in the song, and      and World War II medals in his drawer
                            later, he cemented this path when he         my band (Shadowfax) got accepted for              you just can’t do that in a noisy bar. I     after he died. I wanted to honor my
                            chose a winter-long gig in the White         a gig up in North Conway for a whole              still love playing loud rock and roll,       dad, but I wanted to honor all the vets
                            Mountains over a college education           winter. I didn’t take the social work             don’t get me wrong. But you can’t do a       who served, too. It’s just getting off the

                            studying social work. He played with         path. I knew I had to take the music job.         heavy duty song about Pearl Harbor or        ground, it’s definitely a niche, nobody
                            the band Shadowfax (one of several that                                                        World War II in a loud, crowded bar.         else is doing it. (Neal Zweig plays lead
                            existed; named after Gandalf’s intui-
                            tive horse from “The Lord of the Rings”
                                                                              It’s to keep                                    Every one of your CDs has at least
                                                                                                                                                                        guitar.) I do a couple songs just about
                                                                                                                                                                        my dad, how much I miss him. That
                                                                                                                           one song about WWII. Why?
                            trilogy) and a few other bands for more
                            than a decade; then he decided to pursue
                                                                         these stories alive.                                 As a kid, I used to read WWII books.
                                                                                                                                                                        touches a nerve with everybody. Then I
                                                                                                                                                                        have six other songs I’ve written about
                                                                                                                           I just became fascinated by it. My dad       certain specific stories in WWII, and
                            his own musical course. The 10-year
                                                                         These stories have to

                            York resident has since released four                                                          was a veteran,but he never really talked     two cover songs from the ‘40s, the war
                                                                                                                           about his WWII experiences. He was           years. I also tell stories related to WWII
                            CDs, plays gigs regularly, and teaches
                            guitar, mandolin and bass. Despite his
                                                                         be told.                                          very humble about it. He said ‘I got         and the veterans. I love doing the show,
                            pacifist mindset (or perhaps because of                                                        there too late, I didn’t do anything.’ All   it takes on a life of itself. You get to
                            it), he has recently dedicated his talents   It was four nights a week, room and               these veterans are dying, and all these      hear stories and meet people and vet-
                            to relaying veterans’ stories through        board, living in a ski lodge. It was great.       stories are dying with them. It’s my         erans. It’s not just getting up there and
                            song.                                        That gave me the bug to want to travel            own little way to try to keep the stories    singing songs and going home.
                                                                         and play music. (More than a decade               going. After he died, I started doing
                              Name: Curt Bessette                        later) I decided to just stick to myself,         research, and I found out that he was          What kind of feedback do you get?
                              Age: “50ish.” “I still feel like I’m       go acoustic. I fell in love with James            in a major battle off the coast of Oki-        Everybody comes up and thanks me
                            17.”                                         Taylor, Jim Croce, Simon & Garfun-                nawa, Japan. He was out there, Japanese      for doing it. It’s amazing. They come
                              Background: Grew up as a Navy              kel. (Now) I teach and I play. I want to          suicide planes buzzing over the boat.        up and say ‘my dad, my grandfather,
                            brat, and “lived everywhere” in his          sing ‘till I die. It’s a good job. I’m very       But veterans are starting to talk again. I   my mother served in the war.’ I never
                            youth, from Venezuela to Massachusetts       blessed.                                          think it was Tom Brokaw’s “The Great-        get out of the gigs early. I stay there for
                            to Rhode Island. As an adult, he moved                                                         est Generation” that made them proud         another hour, talking. It’s wonderful.
                            to the Seacoast and has lived in the area       What was it about The Beatles?                 again for what they did. I love talking to
                            for 25 years, and in York for 10 years.         It was so different from my parents            people at these shows, they share stories      What else do you like to sing/write
                                                                         music. And it was just exciting. The              with me about their grandfathers, their      about?
                              How did you get started with music?        country was so sad, blown away by the             fathers. Sometimes, I get emotional.           I love baseball. Every album has a
                              My parents forced guitar lessons on        tragedy of John F. Kennedy. The Beatles           We have no concept of how brave these        baseball song on it. That’s one of my
                            me as a kid in Venezuela. I didn’t re-       were like a gift from God, dancing,               people were. It’s to keep these stories      big passions in life. There are a lot of
                            ally enjoy it, but I learned to pick and     singing playing guitar, it really healed          alive. These stories have to be told.        baseball stories that need to be told, too.

                            The York Independent — November 20 - December 3, 2009 — 
I live and die with the Red Sox. Also,         Philosophy on life?                                                                                                         fingerplays, crafts, and science.
a song on my newest album talks about          Just being honest and aware of the              york liBrary                                                                Thursday programs with Miss
                                                                                                                                                                           Julie are designed for three and
crosses on the highway. The idea of the
song is that you slow your life down a
                                             universe, and not just your own little
                                             world. There are people with stories
                                                                                               York Public Library’s                                                       four year olds. Science Story

little bit, don’t be in such a hurry to go   out there that matter. I guess it’s my old        Holiday Hours                                                               Time will take place on the fourth
                                                                                                                                                                           Thursday of each month. Friday
somewhere. I do love songs, too, but I       ‘60s roots, war is really not the answer.            The York Public Library will be open on Wednesday, Nov. 25 from          story hours with Miss Kathleen
like to get into heavier stuff.

                                                                                                                                                                           are designed for two and three
                                                                                               10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The library will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 26 and
                                               Favorite historical figure?                                                                                                 year olds.
                                                                                               Friday, Nov. 27 for the Thanksgiving holiday.
                                               Harry Truman. He was vice president
      It’s not just                          under Franklin Roosevelt, but Roosevelt
                                                                                                 Visit the York Public Library
                                                                                              at us at 15 Long Sands Road;
                                                                                                                                    between noon and 5 p.m.; Sat-
                                                                                                                                    urday, Dec. 5 at 11 a.m., awards
                                                                                                                                                                           Monthly programs
                                                                                                                                                                              • Music in Motion, first Tues-
                                             hardly spoke to him. Then Roosevelt
getting up there and
                                                                                              contact us at 363-2818 or visit       presentation; Dec. 5-18, entries       day of the Month. Tuesday, Dec.
                                             died mid-term, and Truman was forced    for the most       on display in the library. Registra-   1 at 10:30 a.m. Music instructor
                                             into the world situation with basically          up-to-date information.               tion forms are available at the        Lori Gundlah, who has taught
singing songs and

                                             no allies in the administration. They                                                  library or can be downloaded           children’s music classes for 25
                                             thought he was a joke, and he became             Events                                from the library website at www.       years, leads us in rhythm and
going home.                                  one of our greatest presidents.                     • ‘Philadelphia Story,’ Fall
                                                                                              Film Festival, Sunday, Nov. 22
                                                                                                                                        • Special Holiday Book Sale,
                                                                                                                                                                           songs for young children.
                                                                                                                                                                              • Tactile Toddler, second
                                                                                              at 3 p.m. Oscars for Best Screen      Festival of Lights Celebration:        Tuesday of the Month. Tuesday,
  What do you try to get across with           Upcoming gigs:                                 Play and Best Actor (James Stew-      Friday, Dec. 4 from 10 a.m. to 5       Dec. 8 from 10:15 to 10:45 a.m.
                                                                                                                                    p.m.; Saturday, Dec. 5 from 10         Kimberly Whelan, preschool
your music?                                                                                   art). A rich socialite’s (Katherine
  I want to make sure people can                • Friday & Saturday, Nov. 27 and              Hepburn) marriage plans are           a.m. to 2 p.m. On Saturday, Dec.       educator, leads this monthly
                                                                                                                                    5, Santa Claus himself will visit      program offering very young
identify with it. I’m not trying to write    28: The Cliff House in Ogunquit, 7 to            complicated by her ex-husband
                                                                                              (Cary Grant) and an attractive        the library and welcome children       children a chance to dive into a
about me, I’m trying to write universal      11 p.m.                                                                                in front of the fireplace from 11      range of materials. Please dress
                                                                                              reporter (James Stewart). (1940)
themes. I think I’ve been successful.           • Friday, Dec. 4: The First Unitarian         Unrated- PG equivalent. Running       a.m. to 12:30 p.m.                     your child in play clothes or bring
That’s when you know you’ve writ-            Universalist Society of Exeter, N.H., 7          time: 112 min.                            • Local Authors Series:            a smock.
ten a good song, when people come up         p.m.                                                • “Falstaff and Hal,” Read-        Tuesday, Dec. 8 at 7 p.m. Beth            • American Girl fans, second
                                                • Saturday, Dec. 12: David’s Tavern           ers Theater, on Friday, Nov. 27       Allison Maloney will speak about       Tuesday of the month from 4 to
and say ‘Oh, that really touched me,’ or                                                                                            her book “Saving Sammy: Curing         5 p.m. Come learn more about
they talk about how something like that      in Newburyport, 8:30 p.m.                        at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Nov.
                                                                                              28 at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday,          the Boy Who Caught OCD.” Her           American Girl doll, Kirsten as
happened to them. Especially with the           • Saturday, Dec. 26: Hilton Garden                                                  book chronicles her quest to find      she discovers Christmas in
                                                                                              Nov. 29 at 3 p.m. Scenes from
song I wrote about my dad, invariably        Inn in Portsmouth, 8 to 11 p.m.                  Shakespeare’s Henry IV Parts 1        whether her son’s mental illness       America is different than in
somebody comes up and talks about               • In February or March, Curt will per-        and 2. Starring the Seacoast’s        could be caused by infection.          Sweden. Barbara Forester will
their dad.                                   form “A Few Minutes with Our Fathers”            own Falstaff, Michael Howard,         Free.                                  share Kirsten’s Sweden tradi-
                                             at the York Public Library.                      this is a funny, moving, coming-                                             tions of Saint Lucia’s Day and
                                                For more about Curt, visit www.curt-          of-age story about a young prince     For children                           will help you make a special
  Favorite musical artist/CD?                                                                 and his disreputable friend,             • Infant Lapsits (infants to two    holiday craft. Don’t forget to
  I love Coldplay, Snow Patrol. I have                                                                                                                 bring your doll to the meet-
                                                                                              from whom he learns the true          years old) on Tuesdays, 10:30
the brand new remastered Beatles box                                                          meaning of kingship. Suitable for     a.m. Come for a program of             ing. This is a drop-in ‘club’ for
set. I’m on a Beatles kick again. I love        Know of a York resident who you’d             high-school ages and up.              stories, songs, fingerplays and        kids ages Kindergarten and
Celtic music, too.                           like to see cross-examined? Send a note             • 5th Annual Festival of           rhymes.                                up. For those who attended

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                                             to                   Gingerbread Houses: Tuesday,             • Preschool Story Hours on          last month’s program, you may
                                                                                              Dec. 1 registration forms due;        Thursdays and Fridays at 10:30         bring in your wooden spoons to
                                                                                              Thursday, Dec. 3, deliver entries     a.m. Join us for stories, songs,       add more details if you wish.



                                                                                                                              — November 20 - December 3, 2009 — The York Independent
                            MY KIND OF TOWN                                                                                                                                  COVER STORY

                            thankful for the holidays
                            York is a community with a lot to offer during the season
                                                                                                                                                                             A round-up of
                                                                                                                                                                             A New England Christmas at
                                                                                                                                                                             Pontine Dec. 13
                                                                                         Trees and the Festival of               We spent a whirlwind weekend travel-           Pontine Theatre will present a New
                            By JENNIFER L. SAUNDERS                                                                                                                          England Christmas Friday, Dec. 11 through
                            The York Independent                                         Gingerbread Houses, both             ing from Maine to Long Island, N.Y.,
                                                                                         of which spread cheer and            where we had been asked to offer the           Sunday, Dec. 13 at Pontine’s West End
                                                                                         foster community while               graduation address on behalf of all the        Studio Theatre, 959 Islington St, Ports-
                               With Thanksgiving now less than a                                                                                                             mouth N.H. The program, co-directed by
                            week away, many in our little town have                      helping people in need.              region’s volunteer puppy-raisers. We
                                                                                                                              welcome these darling fluff-balls into         Greg Gathers and Marguerite Mathews,
                            been hard at work on efforts to ensure                                                                                                           features seasonal offerings by some of New
                            that those who have been struggling in                         ‘Fostering’ Trees                  our homes as eight-week-old pups, and
                                                                                                                              raise them and love them each and every        England’s most beloved writers, includ-
                            these difficult times will have enough in      set for Dec. 4-6
                                                                                                                              day until they are about 18 months old.        ing Gladys Hasty Carroll, e.e. cummings,
                            the season ahead.                                 The Festival of “Fostering” Trees,
                                                                                                                              And then, we say goodbye, watching             Ogden Nash, and Rebecca Rule. Add some
                               While thoughts of preparing the tur-        back for its fourth year, features a
                                                                                                                              them begin the advanced training phase         holiday songs by Portsmouth’s own Vintage
                            key to the exacting standards taught to        chance to decorate your own artificial
                                                                                                                              toward becoming service dogs, skilled          Voices—featuring Anne Corriveau, soprano;
                            me years ago by my Portuguese grand-           tree in any theme of your choosing or
                                                                                                                              companions or facility dogs.                   Marya Danihel, alto; and John Stromgren,
                            mother—and I promise it will be the            just to go and tour the beautiful, whim-
                                                                                                                                 No, the goodbyes are never easy.            baritone—and a dash of cookies and egg
                            most delicious bird around, even if I am       sical or even comical trees and bid on
                                                                                                                              Yes—my daughter and I cry, and even            nog and you have got a performance sure to
                            a bit partial here—and gathering with          your favorite to take home. They come
                                                                                                                              my husband has been known to get               please everyone in the family.
                            dear family and friends to share favor-        in all sizes, so if your house is cute and
                                                                                                                              pretty teary at these farewells. But, each        Showtimes are Friday, Dec. 11 at 8 p.m.;
                            ite foods, stories and memories keep           cozy like mine, you will still find one
                                                                                                                              and every pup we have raised has ended         Saturday, Dec. 12 at 4 p.m.; and Sunday,
                            me smiling, I am also warmed on these          that fits your space.
                                                                                                                              up exactly where they belong: Essex the        Dec. 13 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $23 each and
                            chilly autumn days by the gifts of giving         This year’s event will once again be
                                                                                                                              Scaredy-Pup now helps us raise oth-            may be purchased at Pontine’s Web site:
                            that I see all around me.                      held at the American Legion Function Fa-
                                                                                                                              ers. Adair the Amazing brings joy and For more information, e-mail
                               From middle school students hosting         cility on Hannaford Drive in York. Check
                                                                                                                              companionship to an incredible young  or call (603) 436-6660.
                            a “hat day” at school to raise money for       out the trees on Friday and Saturday, Dec.
                            the York Food Pantry to all the Festival of    4 and 5, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. or Sunday,         man who has dealt with more illness and
                                                                           Dec. 6, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.                     adversity in his 15 years than most of         Festival of Trees at the Dyer
                            Lights festivities coming up in early De-                                                                                                        Library and Saco Museum starts
                            cember to bring cheer to our town while,                                                          us have seen in a lifetime. Bridget the
                                                                           Gingerbread houses                                 Beautiful is much happier being one of         Nov. 27
                           in many cases, helping others, there are
                                                                           at York library                                    the cherished Labs on the Osgood fam-             Treat yourself to holiday fun with Visions
                            many reasons to be thankful this year.                                                                                                           of Sugarplums, the 2009 Festival of Trees at
                                                                              And, don’t forget that this year marks          ily farm than being a service dog, and
                                                                           the York Public Library’s Fifth Annual             Shawnee the Stupendous has just begun          the Dyer Library and Saco Museum.
                            Festival of lights                                                                                                                                  The Festival of Trees is a community
                                                                           Festival of Gingerbread Houses, which              her new journey of love with her new
                            due in December
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                                                                           also offers chances to help our neigh-             family, sharing that beautiful nonverbal       event to benefit the programs of the Dyer
                              Anyone who lives in York, or who has                                                                                                           Library and Saco Museum. As always, gor-
                                                                           bors in need while spreading holiday               language of love that animals are so
                            visited here with any regularity, is likely                                                                                                      geously decorated trees, wreaths, and other
                                                                           cheer in the form of all-edible, truly             adept at expressing.
                            to have heard of our delightful Festival                                                                                                         holiday items will be available for a silent
                                                                           delectable gingerbread creations. Regis-              And our Marvelous Maddie, just
                            of Lights, which is held each year dur-                                                                                                          auction concluding Saturday, Dec. 12. For
                                                                           tration for this event is due by Tuesday,          13 months old, continues to grow as
                            ing the first weekend of December to                                                                                                             the first time, however, all the main galleries
                                                                           Dec. 1, with the festival held in con-             she visits my college classrooms, my
                            celebrate all the holiday charm of our                                                                                                           of the Saco Museum will be decorated for
                                                                           junction with Festival of Lights and the           husband’s office, and local classrooms
                            quintessential New England town. From                                                                                                            the holidays by designers hand-picked by
                                                                           houses on display from Saturday, Dec.              spreading the word about CCI. I am
                            musical performances to decadent des-                                                                                                            our Festival of Trees design committee, and
                                                                           5, through Friday, Dec. 18. To access a            thankful, for each and every one of
                            serts, from craft fairs to the Festival of                                                                                                       these glorious displays, including a select
                                                                           registration form or find out more, visit          them—for the joy they have brought
                            Lights Parade, this event brings us out                                                                                                          group of decorated trees, will stay on view
                                                                                                 to our family, for the lessons of uncon-
                            of our cozy homes into the chilly streets                                                                                                        and open to the public through New Year’s
                                                                                                                              ditional love they teach us every day,
                            of York Village to meet our neighbors                                                                                                            Eve. Visions of Sugarplums is free and
                                                                           Canine Companions                                  for reminding me that true joy has very
                            and enjoy some good old-fashioned                                                                                                                open to the public, thanks to our sponsors,
                                                                           and final thoughts                                 little to do with material things.
                            “holiday spirit” in the midst of the sea-                                                                                                        beginning Friday, Nov. 27 at 5 p.m through
                                                                             I have one more reason to be thankful               Happy Thanksgiving, my friends and
                            son. I am thankful for this event, which                                                                                                         Thursday, Dec. 31.
                                                                           this season. This past Saturday, Nov. 14,          neighbors, and no matter the size of
                            always gives me a reason to smile, and                                                                                                              Come feast your eyes on the delights
                                                                           my family had the honor of presenting a            our gatherings, may we all celebrate
                            am looking forward to bundling up,                                                                                                               of the season, and place a silent bid on a
                                                                           beautiful two-year-old blonde Labrador-            this season with the simple joys good
                            walking along York Street and celebrat-                                                                                                          your favorite tree or holiday decoration.
                                                                           Golden Retriever mix named Shawnee                 company and a wonderful community
                            ing the season.                                                                                                                                  Trees and wreaths are available for bidding
                                                                           to her new owner, an exceptional young             can provide.
                              And I am also thankful for two                                                                                                                 through the Gala on Saturday, Dec. 12, at
                            wonderful “festivals” that have grown          woman with autism, as one of the most                                                             which point the lucky high bidders may take
                                                                           recent graduate teams at Canine Compan-              Jennifer Saunders is a contributing
                            up around the Festival of Lights in                                                                                                              their winning item back to their home or
                                                                           ions for Independence-Northeast Region.            editor for the York Independent.
                            recent years: the Festival of “Fostering”                                                                                                        office, where a little piece of the Festival of

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                            The York Independent — November 20 - December 3, 2009 — 
holiday events, activities, and adventures
                                                                                                             Room at the Dyer Library on Saturday, Dec.
        Get ready for GinGerBread houses!                                                                    5 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The event is
                                                                                                                • Mrs. Claus’s Gingerbread Tea in the                            
                                                                                                             Deering Room at the Dyer Library on                                  
                                                                                                             Sunday, Dec. 6 with seatings at 1 and 2:30                              
                                                                                                             p.m. The event is free but reservations are
                                                                                                             required due to limited space. Call 283-3861                        
                                                                                                             ext. 102 to reserve your spot. Children must                            
                                                                                                             be accompanied by an adult.                                            
                                                                                                                • The Gala at the Saco Museum on Sat-
                                                                                                             urday, Dec. 12 from 6 to 9 p.m. Tickets are            
                                                                                                             $30 per person and space is limited. Tickets             
                                                                                                             may be purchased in advance at either the               

                                                                                                             Dyer Library or Saco Museum.
                                                                                                                • Drawing Contest Awards Ceremony at
                                                                                                             the Dyer Library on Saturday, Dec. 19 at 11
                                                                                                             a.m. The event is free.
                                                                                                                • Visits with Santa Claus at the Saco
                                                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                             Museum on Saturday, Dec. 19 from noon to
                                                                                                             3 p.m. The event is free.
                                                                                                                • Extended Hours for Festival of Trees:
                                                                                                                Sunday through Wednesday: noon to 5               
                                                                                                             p.m.                                                 
                                                                                                                Thursdays and Fridays: noon to 8 p.m.
                                                                                                                Saturdays: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.                           
     What says “holiday” better than the wonderful aromas that come from the kitchen at this                    Friday, Nov. 27: 5 to 7 p.m.                            
  time of year—turkey, pumpkin pie…and gingerbread? And what could be more fun than to build
                                                                                                                Thursday, Dec. 8: noon to 3:30 p.m.
  a gingerbread house to display at the York Public Library?
                                                                                                                Thursday, Dec. 31: noon to 5 p.m.                                         
     As part of the town’s Festival of Lights celebration, the York Public Library will host its fifth
  annual Festival of Gingerbread Houses from Saturday, Dec. 5 to Friday, Dec. 18. Anyone, any
                                                                                                                The museum and library will be closed                                   
  age, can take part—children, adults, families, community organizations, or businesses.
                                                                                                             Monday, Nov. 30; Thursday, Dec. 24; and                                    
                                                                                                             Friday, Dec. 25.                                                           
     Participation in the festival has few requirements. All types of architectural structures, his-

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  toric or imaginary, are eligible. The finished piece must be attached to a base no larger than 14             Admission is free throughout the Festival                               
  inches by 17 inches, and all components except the base must be edible, including the “glue.”              of Trees thanks to the generous sponsorship                             
  Participants must be York residents.                                                                       of local businesses and individuals. For
     Entry categories are: Individual Youth; Family with Children; Adult Community Organiza-                 more information, call 283-3861, press 2 for
  tion; Children Community Organization; Professional Baker; Inspired by a Book (all ages).                  the museum, and then press 0.
  A team of York firefighters will be the judges and will choose a winner in each category,                     This year’s Festival of Trees is dedicated
  to be announced on Saturday, Dec. 5. In addition, a People’s Choice Award will go to the                   to Cathy Breyley, founder of the Festival of
  entry that garners the most votes during the time the exhibit is open. This award will be                  Trees, in appreciation for her years of ser-
  announced on Friday, Dec. 18.                                                                              vice to the Dyer Library and Saco Museum.
     Several gingerbread houses will be raffled off to benefit the York Community Food Pantry.                  Visit or call
  Bragdon Realty in past years has led the way in matching amount raised and this year will be               283-3861, ext. 114 for more information.
  joined by other generous community donors, including York Hospital, Attorney James Bartlett,
  and R.A. Peterson Associates. Tickets will be one for $1 or six for $5.                                    Vintage Christmas returns to
     Registration forms are available at the library and must be returned by Tuesday, Dec. 1.                Portsmouth on Dec. 5
  Entries must be delivered to the library on Thursday, Dec. 3, between noon and 5 p.m. The                    Mark your calendar now to join in what
  display opens to the public on Saturday, Dec. 5, with presentation of awards at 11 a.m., and
                                                                                                             the Boston Globe has named “one of the
  continues through Friday, Dec. 18.
                                                                                                             Top 10 Things not to miss in New Eng-              
     The York Public Library is located at 15 Long Sands Road in York. For more information, call
                                                                                                             land”—Vintage Christmas in Portsmouth.                                                                                   
  (207) 363-2818 or visit the library’s Web site at
     Also at York Public Library this holiday season:
                                                                                                             This new classic holiday tradition in New
     • Special Holiday Book Sale on Friday, Dec. 4 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 5               Hampshire’s oldest waterfront town—a
  from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.                                                                                     collaboration of The Music Hall (the
     • Here Comes Santa on Saturday, Dec. 5 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Santa Claus visits the                landmark Victorian theater) and Strawbery
  library and welcomes children in front of the Fireplace. Sponsored by RE/MAX Realty One.                   Banke Museum (a 10-acre living history
     • Holiday Film Festival Carnival of Cartoons on Saturday, Dec. 5 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.                 museum in the heart of Portsmouth)—is
  Cartoons will run continuously during these 2 hours. Drop in and enjoy.                                    heading into its fifth year of “Strolls,            Ribbons • Bows • Led Lights
                                                                                                                                                                 Decorations • Kissing Balls
Trees can be displayed through the holidays.          ting ceremony. Stop by for hot coffee and a                                                                 Garlands • Balsam Brush
Handcrafted stockings, ornaments, and more            first glimpse of the Festival of Trees!                                                                     Red Berries • Poinsettias
will also be available for purchase through-             The event includes many other family-                                                                  Christmas Cactus • Cyclamens
out the Festival of Trees. All proceeds               friendly events, including:                                                                                  Amaryllis • Paperwhites
benefit the educational and community                    • Tree-Lighting and Ribbon-cutting cer-
programming efforts of the Dyer Library               emony at the Saco Museum on Friday, Nov.
and Saco Museum.                                      27 at 5 p.m. The event is free.
   One of the highlights of the festival every           • Senior Guests Day at the Saco Museum
year is the drawing contest, open to students         on Monday, Nov. 30. Local retirement and
in Saco, Biddeford, and Old Orchard Beach             nursing home guests are invited to attend a
                                                                                                             Shows, and Stayovers.” That’s the
schools. The drawing contest entries will             private viewing of the festival. Call 283-
                                                                                                             Candlelight Stroll that Strawbery Banke
be on view at the Dyer Library throughout             3861 or e-mail
                                                                                                             has hosted for 29 years, the live holiday
the Festival of Trees, with special recogni-          for more information.
                                                                                                             shows, opera broadcasts and films in The
tion for the contest winners concluding at               • Teen Coffee House at the Saco Museum
                                                                                                             Music Hall’s festively decorated restored

the awards ceremony at the Dyer Library on            on Thursday, Dec. 3 from 6:30 to 9 p.m.
                                                                                                             theater, and the stayovers at charming
Saturday, Dec. 19.                                    Light refreshments will be served at this free
                                                                                                             hotels and inns.
   The festival opens at 5 p.m. on Friday,            event.                                                                                                     363-6202 • 941 Rt 1 • York, ME
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                                                                                                                                        — November 20 - December 3, 2009 — The York Independent
                            EAT HERE

                            A weekly column about local food
                            By SARAH GRANT                                                       • Borealis Breads, 1165             sage. Roasted pumpkin soup with creme
                            The York Independent                                              Post Road, Wells; 641-8800.            fraiche and maple brioche croutons. Entrées
                                                                                              Place your order by Mon-               include roast turkey breast with band leg
                               Thanksgiving Day pies: If you’re not                           day, Nov. 23 at 2 p.m. and             meat ragout accompanied by sausage and
                            inclined to bake your own, there’s still time,                    get a free loaf of bread when          cornbread dressing; lobster flamed in apple
                            but barely, to order a fabulous pie or two                        you pick up your pies on               brandy w/butternut squash ravioli. Each
                            from one of our many local bakers. Please                         Wednesday, Nov. 25. Typi-              table gets a family-style side of their choice:
                            note that some of the following bakeries          cal flavors available as well as Apple-pear-           brussel sprout leaves with hazelnuts;
                            have deadlines for placing your pie orders        cranberry and a Tri-berry (blue, black and             creamed spinach or sweet potato dixie style.                 • Check out the Holiday Farmer’s
                            and others will try to accommodate you up         raspberries). $14.95 for a 9” pie. Borealis            Much, much more on the menu including                     Market! Seacoast Eat Local joins Wen-
                            the last minute.                                  also has 6” or 8” cakes (carrot or mocha-              dessert.                                                  tworth Indoor Farmer’s Market! You’ll
                               • Bread and Roses Bakery, 246 Main             chocolate layer) for $13.95 and $16.95,                   • Stage Neck Inn, 100 Stageneck Road,                  find locally grown produce, meats, sea-
                            St., Ogunquit, 646-4227. Owner Mary               respectively.                                          York Harbor, 363-3850. Buffet noon until                  food, locally made foods and much more.
                            Breen is hosting her 21st Annual Pie Sale,                                                               6 p.m. Reservations required. Chef Lynn                   Starting Saturday Nov. from 10 a.m. to
                            when all pies are $15. Breen uses a combo         Who’s putting on the bird?                             Pressey is a man of few words (I think he’s               2 p.m. and every other Saturday until
                            of butter, soy oil and eggs for her unbeliev-        When there are only two or three of you             outrageously busy), but I was able to learn               the first of the year. Phone: 293-4007,
                            ably flaky, tender crusts and features some       for the feast day, it may be cost effective            that the Thanksgiving buffet will feature        Wentworth Green-
                            unusual flavors like key lime along with          (and certainly easier) to make reserva-                traditional turkey with New England style                 houses,141 Rollins Road, Rollinsford,
                            all of the traditionals. No drop deadlines        tions. Here are nearby restaurants open on             trimmings, roast beef and roast pork, plenty              N.H., (603) 743-4919.
                            here. Bread and Roses Bakery will be open         Thanksgiving.                                          of luscious sides. Pumpkin pie, apple crisp,                 • Stock up on delicious home-baked
                            Thanksgiving morning with extra pies for             • Cape Neddick Inn, 1273 Route 1,                   chocolate cake and crème brûlée grace the                 pies for Thanksgiving! Find unique,
                            procrastinators.                                  York, 351-1145. Open from 11 a. m. to 8                dessert table. $36.95                                     crafty Christmas gifts! Have coffee and
                               • Pie in the Sky Bakery, Route 1 at Riv-       p.m. Reservations recommended. Serving                    • The Hayloft, 124 Post Road. Table ser-               lunch! It’s the 19th Annual Pie Festival
                            er Road, Cape Neddick, 363-2656. Owners           traditional turkey dinner (roast turkey, stuff-        vice 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Walk-ins only. New                 and Craft Fair sponsored by the Green-
                            Nancy and John Stern offer 16 different           ing gravy, cran sauce, mashed and squash)              owners Dan Antocicco and Ryan Conary                      land Women’s Club. A cafe with home-
                            flavors, including “Autumn Days” with a           $23 child’s portion $12. Also brand new                are committed to truly affordable family                  made soups, quiche, slices of pie, and
                            mix of apples, raspberries, cranberries and       fall menu available with creative originals            dining, and they are proving it with their                more will be open for lunch. Sunday,
                                                                              like Orange, Peanut and Cranberry Salmon               Thanksgiving deal. The unbelievable price
                           walnuts, and Maple Syrup Custard Pie. $30
                                                                                                                                     of $8 buys you roast turkey, stuffing, gravy,
                                                                                                                                                                                               Nov. 22 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Greenland
                            to $35 buys you, 10” deep dish pie with an        ($26), Shrimp Grand Maniere ($26), and                                                                           Central School, 70 Post Road, Greenland,
                            all-butter crust, but for first choice you must   the vegetarian offering, Veggie Pillow,                cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes and                      431-6723.
                            order by Saturday Nov. 21 at 6 p.m.. The          which is roasted vegetables and goat cheese            squash. Dessert menu available separately                    • Rumor has it that The Roost (Route
                            Sterns will have extra pies on hand next          baked in phyllo dough served with roasted              with Indian pudding, bread pudding, Blue-                 1 at River Road in Cape Neddick) will
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                            week if you miss the deadline.                    garlic and asparagus risotto with a tomato             berry Bandana (a puff pastry confection),                 re-open after a mysterious two-month
                               • Monkey Business Bakery, 440 Main             basil sauce for $24. Desserts are a la carte           vanilla or chocolate ice cream, homemade                  hiatus with a new chef, new menu and
                            St., South Berwick, 384-2383. Nicole                 • York Harbor Inn, 480 York St., York               pumpkin, apple, chocolate cream, blueberry                new hours on Thursday Dec. 3.
                            and Jacob Bouchard. Order by 4 p.m. on            Harbor, 363-5119, 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.                 pies on the menu. Dessert price range? $3 to                 • Friday, Dec. 4 marks the first day of
                            Saturday, Nov. 21. A good variety of fruit or     Reservations required. Chef Bonsey will                $5 No way! Way.                                           the Gingerbread House Festival contest
                            cream pies all made from scratch with fresh       not disappoint with his annual groaning                                                                          (as part of the York Festival of Lights
                            ingredients in an all-butter crust. $18.50 for    board buffet featuring more than 30 items.             This and that                                             celebration) at York Public Library, 15
                            a 9” pie.                                         Turkey, fish and seafood as well as prime                 • Trim a few calories and fat grams out                Long Sands Road, York Village, where
                               • Riverside Farm, Route 4; North Ber-          rib, two types of fancy stuffings, mashed              of your Thanksgiving feast with Sweet                     participants will bring their decorated
                            wick; 676-2868. Order by Saturday, Nov.           Yukons, orzo pilaf, yams, grilled aspara-              Scoops frozen yogurt, made just over the                  gingerbread houses for display through-
                            21. The usual flavors along with uncom-           gus, glazed carrots and turnip, ambrosia,              river in Portsmouth. Billed as the “Health                out the weekend until category winners
                            mons like Pumpkin-Bourbon, Chocolate              tomato salad, Plymouth salad, and several              Food of Hedonists,” Sweet Scoops is made                  are announced on Sunday, Dec. 6.
                            chip, Pumpkin-Bourbon. The 9” pies are            handmade desserts including apple crisp                with pronounceable, natural ingredients and                  • Have ‘Breakfast with Santa’ at Mai-
                            $13 and are handcrafted by Something              flourless chocolate cake, pumpkin pie, fresh           has live cultures. I’ve tasted four flavors               niax Cafe in York as part of the Town’s
                            Different.                                        fruit, Indian pudding and Shains French                and they really got me with the Madagascar                Festival of Lights celebration from 8 to
                               • Chases Farms, 1488 North Berwick             vanilla ice cream. All of this for $32.92, and         Vanilla and the deep, dark Dutch Chocolate                10 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 5. Mainiax, 8
                            Road, Wells, 646-7888. Order by Sunday,           children are half price.                               Chip flavored with premium Dutch cocoa                    Market Place, York, 363-3500.
                            Nov. 22 at 6 p.m. Homemade 8” and 10”                • Blue Sky, 2 Beacon St., York Beach,               and brimming with Belgian chocolate chips.
                            pies by Laura for $10 to $15. Find lemon          363-0050, noon to 8 p.m. Reservations                  The vanilla or ginger would be splendid                     Sarah Grant, a local chef and organic
                            meringue and banana cream along with the          recommended. Chef de Cuisine Jake Smith                accompaniments to almost any traditional                  farmer, writes about food for the York In-
                            traditional pie varieties. All Maine apples;      is offering a three-course Thanksgiving                T-Day pie. Competitively priced at Han-                   dependent. Send your local food thoughts
                            no canned or frozen ingredients.                  menu for $55. Some apps include Parmesan               naford and the Meat House of York and                     to
                                                                              gnocchi, chanterelles, brown butter and                Golden Harvest of Kittery.

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                            The York Independent — November 20 - December 3, 2009 — 

life after thanksGiVinG dinner
Some creative ideas for leftovers from a local chef
By SARAH GRANT                                               the roaring football game on the new flat screen. On the
The York Independent                                         table before us is the remaining carcass of a 22 lb. tur-
                                                             key with about half the meat still clinging to the bones,
   About a month ago it started. First one magazine,         plenty of gravy, a pile of mashed potatoes, as well as
then another with a cover of a perfect turkey, beauti-       dibs and dabs of just about everything else we prepared.
fully browned and impeccably presented on a platter          Hope there are plenty of those plastic containers.
surrounded by greens, fresh herbs and miniature pears.          Guess we’ll have turkey sandwiches tomorrow, maybe
By month’s end we have been assailed by seemingly            hot turkey sandwiches. But then what? It’s just the
hundreds of ridiculously flawless, shiny turkeys and the     beginning of a long weekend of hungry relatives. Where
accompanying recipes for “The Best Side Dishes Ever”         are the glossy magazine recipes for leftovers?
or “The Stuffing to End all Stuffing,” and more pie than        Enter Chef Jake Smith, chef de cuisine for Blue Sky
you can shake a rolling pin at.                              on York Beach. Here are his creative ideas for leftover
   It is at once both inspiring and intimidating, and now    makeovers in his own words:
the pressure is on.                                             “There are endless amounts of things to do with
   So, we rise to the occasion, and work for days, shop-     turkey leftovers, such as chopped salad, turkey soup,
ping, planning, decorating the table, thawing the bird…      turkey chili, or turkey pot pie (which can be frozen).
We get up at 6 a.m. on a holiday to get the monstrous           “One of my favorites is croquettes: shape mashed
birds into the oven, so we can get grandma fed by 2 in       potatoes into balls and bread them by dipping them in
the afternoon. Now it’s time to roll out the pie pastry,     flour, beaten egg and bread crumbs. Deep fry them. You
finish the stuffing, boil the onions, bake the squash,       then make a turkey béchamel sauce with lots of chopped
mash the potatoes, finish the                                celery leaves, parsley and onion. The combination is
gravy with the pan drippings        Jake J. Smith               “Something else I’ve done in the past with leftover
before the bird dries out or        Chef de Cuisine
gets too cold. OMG, do we           Blue Sky on York Beach
                                                             mashed potatoes is Irish Boxty, where I fashion a potato
                                                             cake with the combination of raw, grated and mashed         filling and bread the chiles with flour, egg and bread
have any cranberry sauce?!… (207) 363-0050
                                                             potato. Season with salt, pepper, and sauté in oil until    crumbs. Fry until golden and serve with black beans,
Whew!                               Atlantic House Hotel
                                                             golden brown. Scrumptious.                                  salsa, sour cream, and cilantro.”
   Finally we get to sit down       (207) 363-0051
with our loved ones to relax                                    “One more idea with potatoes that’s a little more
                                                             involved and advanced is chile relleno. Make a filling        Sarah Grant, a local chef and organic farmer, writes
and enjoy the fruits of our labor.

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   That takes 30 minutes.
                                                             potato, Monterey jack cheese, or whatever else you like.    food suggestions to
   At last, we are left alone at the abandoned table. We
can hear those loved ones in a distant room watching         Stuff roasted, peeled, deseeded anaheim chiles with the

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                                                                                                                   9 — November 20 - December 3, 2009 — The York Independent
                            LOCAL SPORTS

                            a look BaCk on a Great autumn
                            All photos by Chris Shipley

                                                                                                     Clockwise from right:
                                                                                                     Emma Clark moves
                                                                                                     past two Plymouth
                                                                                                     defenders, the
                                                                                                     Wildcats field hockey
                                                                                                     team celebrate their
                                                                                                     semi-final win over
                                                                                                     Falmouth, Steph
                                                                                                     Lomasney (#25)
                                                                                                     and Cari Posternak
                                                                                                     (#28) celebrate their
                                                                                                     victory with the rest
                                                                                                     of the team.

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for york hiGh sChool sports!                                        SPORTS SHOTS

Clockwise from right:
                                                                    A great fall for York sports
Girls soccer gets pumped                                            By CHRIS SHIPLEY                                                  that included a win over defending champs
up, Jared Pruger stiff
                                                                    The York Independent                                              Mountain Valley, who had not lost a game
arms a Greely defender                                                                                                                since 2007.
on a punt return in the
                                                                       York High School held their yearly Fall                           The Wildcat Golf team captured their first
2nd quarter last Friday                                                                                                               state championship since the 2001.
night, Goalie Carle Lee
                                                                    Sports Awards on Nov. 12, signaling a close
                                                                    to another Fall Sports season. This fall was                         Boy’s Cross Country runner Alex Moser
clears the goal, Ashley                                                                                                               successfully defended his individual state
Taylor (#10) displays her                                           a great success for all the Wildcats athletes
                                                                    and the York High School Sports program as                        title.
footwork, Wildcats QB                                                                                                                    Finally, the Girl’s Soccer team (16-2),
Christopher Cole warms                                              a whole.
                                                                       The field hockey team (16-2) hardly                            led by the excellent ball handling of Emma
up during the cats final                                                                                                              Clark, brought home the gold winning the
game against Wells.                                                 looked like a team rebuilding as they
                                                                    returned to the state championship game,                          2009 Western Class B State Championship.
                                                                    falling just short of defending their title.                      The Lady Cats defeated previously unde-
                                                                       Coach Randy Small had the Wildcat                              feated Winslow to take their second title in
                                                                    football program (8-2) running like a finely                      three years.
                                                                    tuned machine as they went on a seven                                Congratulations to all the student athletes
                                                                    game win streak to finish the season: a streak                    and coaches!

                                                                                            Here are the list of winners in the
                                                                                       York High School 2009 Fall Sports Awards:
                                                                                                                          Team                                                             All Stars
                                                                    Cheering                                                          Cross Country
                                                                        Star Award Rose Lacouture, Coach’s Award Danielle McGarry,      Alex Moser, Dan Herbein, Tristan Palhof, Michaela Swiatek,
                                                                    Best All Around Nicole Tremblay, Most Improved Bianca Wil-        Monique Boutin, Reaha Goyetche
                                                                    Girls Soccer                                                        John Roche, Emma Clark, Ashley Taylor, Nikki Taylor

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                                                                      MVP Emma Clark, Coach’s Award Ashley Taylor, Most
                                                                    Improved Savannah Tapley, Most Improved Stephanie Gallagher,      Field Hockey
                                                                    MVP – JV Colleen Tourigny                                            Hannah Keating, Ali Graziano, Kellee Cribby

                                                                    Boys Soccer                                                       Golf
                                                                        Fr – Bob Masi Award Theo Bullock, JV – Coach’s Award Na-         Aaron Bailey, Andrew Campbell, Matthew Campbell, Craig
                                                                    than Diffin, JV – 100% Award Thomas Rasche, Defensive Player of   Decato, Devin Merritt
                                                                    the Year Sean McKenna, MVP Kyle Robinson, Offensive Player of
                                                                    the Year Kyle McKenna, Rookie of the Year Alex Bailey             Football
                                                                                                                                         Patrick Bond, Anthony Ciampa, Aaron Prugar, Jared Prugar, Jack
                                                                    Boys Cross Country                                                Radke
                                                                       Most Valuable Runner Alex Moser, Mile High Award Silas
                                                                    Freeman, Mad Dog Award Aaron Waldman, Mad Dog Award Josh
                                                                    Herbein                                                                                              WMC All Academic
                                                                    Girls Cross Country                                               Field Hockey
                                                                       Coach’s Award Reaha Goyetche, Co-MVP Michaela Swiatek,            Kellee Cribby, Ali Graziano, Katherine Hird
                                                                    Co-MVP Monique Boutin, Most Improved Mallory Evans
                                                                                                                                      Cross Country
                                                                    Field Hockey                                                         Erika Boorman, Monique Boutin, Kylie Button, Reaha Goyetche,
                                                                       Special Recognition Amanda Kasbohm, Impact Player Hannah       Danielle Martin, Helen Sturgis-Bright, Alison Swietek, Erica Wagner,
                                                                    Keating, Steady Eddie Award Ali Graziano, Heart & Soul Award      Daniel Herbein, Joshua Herbein, Alex Moser, Tristan Palhof, Aaron
                                                                    Kellee Cribby, Coach’s Award – JV Alexa Witham, Team Spirit       Waldman
                                                                    Award – Freshman Lily Smith
                                                                    Golf                                                                 Amanda Bauman, Emily Bauman, Elizabeth Cartier, Emma
                                                                       Most Improved Devin Merritt, Coach’s Award Andrew              Clark, Erin Collins, Ashley Taylor, Lindsay Weigel, Kayla Weston,
                                                                    Campbell, Football Wildcat Award Jared Prugar, Coach’s Award      Jacob Horowitz, Kyle McKenna, Sean Sweeney
                                                                    Greg Kasbohm, Coach’s Award Harrison Lucas, Coach’s Award
                                                                    Jack Radke, Coach’s Award – JV Jonathan Warner, Coach’s Award     Golf
                                                                    – Freshmen Alex Jannetti, S.T.P. Award Anthony Ciampa               Aaron Bailey, Corey Decato, Alex Shaw, Matthew Campbell

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                                                                                                       — November 20 - December 3, 2009 — The York Independent
                            THE PET CONNECTION

                                                                                                                            A round-up of happenings
                                                  Meet Moses, a
                                               10-year old Golden
                                                                                                  Meet Monty! He
                                                                                               is a four year old cat
                                                                                                                            in the York area and beyond
                                               Retriever with a                                that has a gorgeous           Send us your listings!
                                               handsome red coat.                              medium length black           List your event in the York Independent for free! Listings are run on a space available basis. Send
                                               Moses is a playful                              and white coat. Monty         complete information about your event, including exactly when and where it takes place, any admission
                                               and outgoing boy who                            can’t wait to find a          charges, and anything else necessary for readers to take action. Also, include contact information so
                                                                                                                             we can reach you in case of questions. Listings should be sent at least two weeks prior to publication
                                               is eagerly awaiting                             loving forever family         Send your listings to us via e-mail at or via mail at The York Independent,
                                               a forever home. He                              to call his own. He           4 Marketplace Drive, Suite 215, York Village Business Center, York, ME 03909. Questions? Call us at
                            knows how to “sit,” “down,” “fetch,” and       should do just fine sharing his new home          (207) 363-8484.
                            even “shake.” He would absolutely adore        with other cats. If you are interested in
                            anyone who tossed around a tennis ball         adopting Monty please fill out an adop-          Events                                                first time, however, all the main galleries of the
                            for him to play with. He should be fine        tion application and stop in to meet him.        Holy Cross will host a New England Harvest            Saco Museum will be decorated for the holi-
                            sharing a new home with dog savvy cats,                                                         Dinner on Saturday, Nov. 21 at 5:30 p.m., im-         days by designers hand-picked by our Festival
                            other dogs, and children of all ages. If       Deena                                            mediately after the weekly informal worship           of Trees Design Committee, and these glorious
                            you’ d like to adopt Moses, please fill out                           Peek-A-Boo! Deena         service. The meal will feature smoked pork            displays, including a select group of decorated
                            an adoption application and then bring                             is a beautiful five          shoulder, roasted fall vegetables, cornbread,         trees, will stay on view and open to the public
                            your entire family, including dogs, in to                          year old cat that has a      and homemade pies. Attendance at the wor-             through New Year’s Eve. Visions of Sugarplums
                            meet him.                                                          short snow white coat.       ship service is optional, but could be enjoy-         is free and open to the public beginning Fri-
                                                                                               She is a friendly and        able. The service is brief and friendly, begin-       day, Nov. 27 at 5 p.m through Thursday, Dec.
                            Chrissy                                                            calm girl that would         ning at 4:30 p.m. and running only 45 minutes,        31. The festival opens on Friday, Nov. 27 at 5
                                                   Meet Chrissy! She                           love to find a forever       with upbeat music easy to sing, thanks to             p.m. with a tree lighting and ribbon cutting
                                                is a friendly little one                       home to call her own.        easy-to-read projected words. Dress is Satur-         ceremony. Visit www.dyerlibrarysacomuseum.
                                                year old mixed breed       Deena should do just fine sharing her            day come-as-you are, as relaxed as you want           org for more information and for a schedule
                                                dog that would love to     new home with other cats and possibly            to be. There is no charge for the dinner: free-       of events.
                                                find a forever home.       even respectful children and dogs. If you        will donations of any amount will be accepted.        Strawbery Banke Museum hosts the annual
                                                Chrissy is a playful       are interested in adopting Deena please          For more information about Holy Cross,                Candlelight Stroll taking guests through
                                                and puppy like girl that   fill out an adoption application and stop        including Sunday School and youth activities,         holiday traditions that span three centuries
                                                can’t wait to learn lots   in to meet her.                                  call the church office at (207) 985-4803 or visit     of New England life. Stroll through life in a
                          of new things. A great way for her to do                                                        the Web site at                 simpler time as 350 years of American history,
                            this is by taking a basic obedience class.     Buckwheat                                        The Seacoast African American Cultural                winter traditions, and holiday celebrations
                            We offered these classes at the shelter                               This cuddly cutie         Center presents author Patricia Q. Wall and           unfold around you in Portsmouth, N.H., the
                            and at a discounted price for adoptees.                            is Buckwheat, a              her historical novel, “Beyond Freedom.” This          state’s oldest waterfront neighborhood.
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                            Chrissy will do just fine sharing her new                          10-week old Mini             long-awaited sequel to the popular children’s         Hundreds of candles light the lanes and land-
                            home with most other dogs and children                             Lop Rabbit with a            novel, Child Out of Place, reveals another            scapes where guests visit historic houses from
                            of all ages. If you are interested in adopt-                       beautiful blue fawn          lesser-known chapter in the history of African        four centuries decorated in period regalia.
                            ing Chrissy please fill out an adoption                            coat. Buckwheat is           Americans in early New England. The event             Guests can also enjoy holiday house tours
                            application and stop in with your family                           a typical rabbit who         will be Sunday, Nov. 22 from 3 to 5 p.m. at 10        which present the evolution of winter tradi-
                            including dogs to meet her.                                        is eagerly awaiting          Middle St., Portsmouth, N.H. For information,         tions over the centuries. This unique Christmas
                                                                           a home where he can be handled and               contact Karen Taylor (603) 749-3529.                  New Hampshire event is one of the state’s
                            Red                                            played with on a regular basis so he can         Sacred Circle Dance will be on Friday, Nov.           most treasured traditions. For more informa-
                                                  This exuberant           be as happy and healthy as possible.             27, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Portsmouth             tion call (603) 433-1100. Visit Saturdays, Dec. 5,
                                               young lady is Red! She      Buckwheat should have no trouble shar-           Center for Yoga and the Arts, 9 Brewery               12, and 19 or Sunday, Dec. 6, 13, and 20 from 4
                                               is a three year old Cat-    ing a home with children of all ages. If         Lane, Portsmouth N.H. People in all cultures,         to 9 p.m. Tickets are $20 for adults, $10 for kids
                                               tle Dog Mix that can’t      you’d like to adopt Buckwheat, please            throughout history and across the world,              ages five through 17 and kids under four are
                                               wait to find a forever      fill out an adoption application and then        dance. Join in this tradition with dances from        free. The family rate is $40.
                                               family to call her own.     stop in to meet him.                             a multi-cultural folk dance background acces-         A free class looking at the options for
                                               Red is a fun loving girl                                                     sible to many ages, body types and experi-            senior care will be held at Beach Glass Transi-
                                               that would love to find     Ceasar                                           ence levels. The steps are taught no experi-          tions, 277 Congress St., Portland. The class
                            a family that is an active one. She would                             This winged beauty        ence or partner needed. The cost of admission         will educate families and seniors about the
                            be a very good hiking or jogging com-                              is Ceasar, an adult          is $5. For moreinformation, call (603) 664-2796       many kinds of senior care options available in
                            panion. Giving Red lots of exercise and                            Lovebird. Ceasar             or e-mail                            Maine and the financial obligations associ-
                            play time will make it so that she will be                         loves to chirp and           The Festival of Trees is coming to the Dyer           ated with each of them. The class is hosted
                            able to let her energy out in a positive                           tweet in his cage and        Library and Saco Museum in Saco. As always,           by Lynn H. Peel, senior care consultant and
                            way. She will do just fine sharing her                             enjoys plenty of toys        gorgeously decorated trees, wreaths, and              president of Beach Glass Transitions. It is being
                            new home with children of all ages and                             to keep him occupied         other holiday items will be available for a si-       offered Tuesday, Dec. 1 from 2 to 4 p.m. For
                            most other dogs. If you are interested in                          throughout the day. If       lent auction concluding December 12. For the          more information or to register, contact info@
                            adopting Red please fill out an adoption       Ceasar sounds like the pet for you, please                                                    or call (207) 272-
                            application and stop in to meet her.           fill out an adoption application and then                                                              2792 or visit
                                                                           stop in to meet him. The adoption fee for                                                              MoonDance will be presented Fridays,
                            Patchouli                                      a bird will be $65.                                                                                    through Nov. 27 at 95 Ocean Ave., Ken-
                                                   Meet Patchouli!                                                                                                                nebunkport. Doors open 7 p.m. and show
                                                She is a beautiful two     Lana                                                                                                   is at 8 p.m. Seats can be reserved by calling
                                                and a half year old cat                            This little cutie is                                                           (207) 286-1427 or by e-mail at newedege@
                                                that has a short snow                           Lana! She is an adult                                                    MoonDance is an inter-
                                                white coat. Patchouli                           Mixed Breed bunny                                                                 active, light-hearted, humorous story of one
                                                is a very smart and                             with a beautiful brown,                                                           woman’s life journey in the 20th century. Her
                                                extremely friendly girl                         almost seal point, coat.                                                          story is told through songs from the forties,
                                                that can’t wait to find                         Lana is a friendly little                                                         fifties and sixties, including Blue Moon, Moon
                            a forever home to call her own. She is a                            girl that can’t wait to                                                           River, Moondance, Aquarius, and All You Need
                            great girl and will do just fine sharing her                        find a forever home                                                               is Love.
                            new home with other cats and children of       to call her own. She would love to find a                                                              The School Around Us is holding their 34th
                            all ages. If you are interested in adopt-      family that is willing to handle her daily so                                                          Annual Winter Craft Fair Saturday, Nov. 21
                            ing this talkative girl please fill out an     that she can stay as happy and friendly as                                                             from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m., located at the Ken-
                            adoption application and stop in to meet       possible. If you are interested in adopting                                                            nebunk High School, Route 35 Kennebunk.
                            Patchouli.                                     this sweet heart please fill out an adoption                                                           The fair will feature 80 juried artists and
                                                                           application and stop in to meet her.                                                                   artisans, live music, delicious home made

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food, silent auction and wreath sale. For more
information, contac 967-3143 or saucraftfairs@       Exhibits, music, theatre,
                                                     books and more
                                                                                                           tuesday, noV. 24 The School Around Us is a parent
run, holistic K-8 in Arundel, Maine.                 The Music Hall pays homage to the great
Caring Unlimited will be holding their annual        film festivals and film criticism with Lorna’s
Atlantic Plunge. On Monday, Jan. 1, 2010, take       Silence, best screenplay at Cannes; Afghan
the plunge at Kennebunk’s Gooch’s Beach.             Star, the documentary about the new Afghan
Registration will begin at 10:30 a.m. and the        “American Idol” style television show that won
swim will happen at 11 a.m. Every $100 raised        awards when it debuted at Sundance; Bright
in pledges earns a chance to win an Apple            Star, the new film about John Keats from direc-
iPhone or iPod Nano. All proceeds will go to         tor Jane Campion (The Piano) that debuted in
support the work of Caring Unlimited, York           Portsmouth at Telluride by the Sea; and finally,
County’s domestic violence program. Form a           the November Wildcard Movie: For the Love
team with friends or co-workers to see who           of Movies, a documentary about film criticism
can raise the most money! Start a new family         with guests on film such as Roger Ebert and
tradition by taking the Plunge together and          New York Times critic A.O.Scott. Gerald Peary,
helping to end domestic violence in our com-         Director, and Amy Gellar, Producer, will be
munity. Sign up today by visiting the events         there to speak after For the Love of Movies. For
page at or by calling           showtimes visit
(207) 490-3227 ext. 100.                             Pontine Theatre & Vintage Voices presents
The Maine Diner and the Portland Pirates             a New England Christmas on Friday, Dec. 11
ice hockey team will once again join forces          through Sunday, Dec. 13. Pontine’s co-direc-
and team up to support the 13th Annual Gary          tors, Greg Gathers and Marguerite Mathews,
Pike Day on Wednesday, Dec. 2 at the Main            in a program of seasonal offerings by some of                                                                                                COURTESY PHOTO
Diner on Route 1 in Wells. All proceeds from         New England’s most beloved writers: Gladys           John Perrault will give a talk and perform some music from his latest book, “Jefferson’s Dream” on
food sales for the day will be awarded to Gary’s     Hasty Carroll, e. e. cummings, Ogden Nash,           Tuesday, Nov. 24 at 7 p.m. at the RiverRun bookstore, 20 Congress St. Portsmouth, N.H. Music, lyrics and
                                                                                                          text merge to reveal the Declaration’s relation to the Revolution, Abolitionism, Women’s Rights, the Civil
House, a hospitality home for patients and           and Rebecca Rule, Add some Holiday songs by
                                                                                                          War, and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. He was poet laureate of Portsmouth, New Hampshire,
their families battling life-threatening illnesses   Portsmouth’s own Vintage Voices (Anne Cor-           2003-05. For more information on the event, visit or call (603) 431-2100.
located at 97 State St. in Portland. While the       riveau, soprano; Marya Danihel, alto; and John
charity event will last the entire day, the Port-    Stromgren, baritone), and a dash of cookies &      Wells-Ogunquit Adult Community Educa-                   For details, Call the adult education office at
land Pirates ice hockey team mascot “Crackers,”      egg nog, and you’ve got a performance sure         tion Yoga Classes begin soon. Call 646-4565             646-4565 or visit www.wells-ogunquit.mai-
the Mercy Hospital Bear and the Maine Red            to please everyone in the family. Single tickets   or visit  
Claws basketball team mascot “Crusher” will          are $23 with a $3 discount for students and        for more information and to register.                   York Adult Education Classes begin soon.
visit the Maine Diner from 5 to 7 p.m. with          seniors and may be purchased online at www.        Yoga On York Fall Kids Yoga will be offered             For more information or to register visit www.
other favorite local team mascots to offer free For information contact info@         on Mondays from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. for children or call 363-7922.
giveaways of hockey sticks, t-shirts, ice hockey or (603) 436-6660.                     in grades 1 through 4 and on Thursdays from
game tickets and an official Portland Pirates                                                           3:30 to 4:30 p.m. for grades 4 through 7.               Ongoing

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jersey. For more information visit garyshouse.       Health, support                                    Classes start in mid-October and run for six            Donations and volunteers needed
org.                                                 and wellness                                       weeks. Preregistration is required. Visit www.          York Community Thrift Shop, located at 1320
Gesine Bullock-Prado will give a talk on her         York Hospital’s Heart Health Institute is and under the CLASSES                    Route 1 in Cape Neddick requests donations
book Confections of a Closet Master Baker, and       pleased to offer a new weight management           heading you will find Kids Yoga and can print           of small furniture, small kitchen appliances,
she’ll bring treats, at RiverRun Bookstore on        program that will fit into your busy schedule.     and mail-in your registration form. For more,           costume jewelry, summer hats and shoes.
Wednesday, Dec. 2 at 7 p.m. Chronicling her          ‘Why Weight?’ is a 12-week weight manage-          call 363-9642.                                          Proceeds from the shop benefit townspeople
lifelong obsession, Bullock-Prado tells her story    ment program that offers a one-on-one              York Hospital’s Yoga Center, located at the             through the Food Pantry and Family Services.
by following one day in her busy baker’s life,       approach to exercise and healthy eating. The       Heart Health Institute, offer yoga classes for          Call 363-2510.
from rolling her flour-logged body out of bed        program includes 12, one-on-one weekly             persons of all abilities. Seated yoga for those         The York County Shelter Programs is looking
at 3:30 a.m. until closing the shop at 4 p.m. in     meetings with a personal fitness coach and         with limited mobility is offered as well. The           for various items and has volunteer opportuni-
her memoir. Complete with nineteen perfectly         two individualized consultations with a reg-       Yoga Center at the Heart Health Institute is            ties. Call 324-1137.
sweetened recipes for exquisitely crafted            istered dietitian. Also included is a 12-week      located at 127 Long Sands Road. Please call             York Harbor Inn is collecting donations and
treats, she shows how she rebuilt her life from      gym membership to the Heart Health Institute       207-351-3700 for registration information. For          supplies for AWS and Safe Haven Cat Rescue
scratch one cake at a time.                          conveniently located in the Long Sands Plaza,      new participants, your first yoga class is free.        throughout the summer. Visit the inn’s Ship’s
The Cancer Project, a national nonprofit dedi-       York. Call (207) 351-3700 for more information.    Zumba Gold will be held on Tuesday evenings             Cellar Pub on York Street in York Harbor for
cated to advancing cancer prevention through         The cost is $239.                                  from 6:15 to 7 p.m. at Yoga on York this fall. The      good eats, good fun and good company while
education and research, is offering a free, four-    ‘Don’t Weight to be Healthy’ is a 10-week          next session begins Tuesday, Nov. 3. Zumba              supporting a great cause.
session cooking course at Cancer Community           weight management class offered at York            Gold brings is a fun, fitness aerobic dance
Center, 778 Main St., South Portland. The class      Hospital’s Heart Health Institute on Thursday      system that is easy-to-follow for all levels            Exhibits, music, theatre and the arts
is designed to help locals prevent and survive       evenings from 6 to 7:30pm. The group setting       including the older adult and very beginner.            Children’s Museum of Maine has a full calen-
cancer through proper diet and nutrition. The        fosters an environment of support and team-        Enjoy dancing to the rhythms of salsa, me-              dar of special events available at www.kitetails.
class lineup is as follows: Saturday, Nov. 21, 11    work. Weekly classes are facilitated by a reg-     rengue, swing samba, belly dance and more.              com.
a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Fueling Up on Low-Fat, High-      istered dietitian and a fitness instructor. Also   Visit or call 363-9642 to            Just Us Chickens Artist Co-op is located at
Fiber Foods; Saturday, Dec. 5, 11 a.m. to 1:30       included is a 10-week gym membership to the        register for the classes.                               29 Government St. in downtown Kittery and
p.m., Discovering Dairy and Meat Alternatives;       Heart Health Institute conveniently located                                                                is open 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Tuesday through
Saturday, Dec. 12, 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Cancer-     in the Long Sands Plaza, York. New session         Workshops and enrichment                                Saturday. Call 439-4209.
Fighting Compounds and Immune-Boost-                 begins in January 2010. Call (207) 351-3700 for    Fall Pottery Classes and Workshops are                  Kripalu DansKinetics at Spinnaker Point
ing Foods; Saturday, Dec. 19, 11 a.m. to 1:30        more information. The program costs $199           ongoing at the Red Door Pottery Studio in               Recreation Center, Spinnaker Way, Portsmouth,
p.m., Maintaining a Healthy Weight. For more         Attention new moms and moms-to-be! The             Kittery. Learn to make your own holiday gifts.          N.H. DansKinetics is a unique blend of yoga
information about Cancer Prevention and              third annual Seacoast Mom & Baby Wellness          For more information or to register, visit www.         and dance. Call (603) 436-2313.
Survival Cooking Classes, visit CancerProject.       Sampler will be held on Friday, Nov. 20 from 1 or call 439-5671.                    Pontine Theatre in Portsmouth, N.H., offers an
org or call (202) 244-5038. The Cancer Project       to 3 p.m. at Yoga East Yoga Studio in Ports-       The Maine Association of Nonprofits                     array of public events. Call (603) 436-6660 or
is a nonprofit collaborative effort of physicians,   mouth, N.H. Learn about natural approaches         (MANP) will be offering several SkillBuilders           e-mail
researchers, and nutritionists who have joined       to family wellness and chat with local business    in York County this September. Registration             The Portland Museum of Art offers an
together to educate the public about the             owners about products, services and issues         is required for all MANP SkillBuilders and              extensive collection of fine and decorative arts
benefits of a healthy diet for cancer prevention     that are important to you and your grow-           full course descriptions, dates, location, and          dating from the 18th century to the present
and survival. Based in Washington, D.C., The         ing family. The afternoon will be filled with      registration information are all available at           housed in three architecturally significant
Cancer Project is an independently incorpo-          product demos, free screenings, information            buildings. Call 775-6148 or visit www.portland-
rated affiliate of the Physicians Committee for      gathering, meet-and-greet, free samples and        asp. Fees for half-day courses are $50 for mem-
Responsible Medicine.                                gifts, refreshments, and a drawing for amaz-       bers, $100 for nonmembers.                              The Red Door Gallery Shop is open at 44
The Animal Welfare Society Mobile Adoption           ing raffle items and gift certificates provided    So You’ve Been Laid Off, Now What? and                  Government St. in Kittery, featuring pottery,
Team will be at Reigning Cats and Dogs on            by the featured vendors and others. For event      Job Club for Job Seekers are job hunting                handmade jewelry, weaving, used books, sports
Route One in Wells from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. with       information, visit or call      classes being offered in the weeks ahead by             memorabilia and more on display Wednesdays
adoptable small animals on Saturday, Nov. 28.        (603) 781-3323.                                    Wells-Ogunquit Adult Community Education.               through Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. until
                                                                                                                                                                the end of December. Call 439-5671.

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                            The York Independent — November 20 - December 3, 2009 — 
                                                                hot properties

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            educed o s!
LESS THAN $500,000                            Price: $475,000                             LESS THAN $500,000                         Price: $499,500                      LESS THAN $550,000                   Price: $535,000
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Prices R esidence
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                                                                                                                                                                                                               Address: 16
                                              Address: 2 Squire                                                                      Address: 1 Black-
                                                                                                                                                                                                               Riversedge Drive,
                                              Lane, York                                                                             berry Lane, York
                                              Size: 4 beds, 3                                                                        Size: 3 beds, 2.5
                                                                                                                                                                                                               Size: 4 beds, 1.75
                                              baths, 2,446 s.f.                                                                      baths, 2,634 s.f.
                                                                                                                                                                                                               baths, 2,128 s.f.
                                              Year Built: 2005                                                                       Year Built: 1998
                                                                                                                                                                                                               Year Built: 1998

LESS THAN $550,000                            Price: $549,900                             LESS THAN $600,000                         Price: $575,000                      LESS THAN $600,000                   Price: $589,900
                                              Address: 4 Heron                                                                       Address: 15 Styles                                                        Address: 12
                                              Drive, York                                                                            Lane, York                                                                Heron Drive, York
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         First price reduction since 2006 at
                                              Size: 3 beds, 1.75                                                                     Size: 3 beds, 2.5                                                         Size: 4 beds, 2.5
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Shepard’s Cove! With some residences
                                              baths, 2,844 s.f.                                                                      baths, 3,603 s.f.                                                         baths, 3,672 s.f.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    reduced by $30K, NOW is the time to buy.
                                              Year Built: 2007                                                                       Year Built: 2001                                                          Year Built: 2007
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     This award-winning community features
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        a private dock & boathouse, designer
LESS THAN $650,000                            Price: $649,000                                                                                Charming      3
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     clubhouse with fitness room & incredible
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    quality construction. All less than 2 miles
                                                                                                                                             Bedroom Cape
                                              Address: 3 River                                                                               with      three
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      to Portsmouth and I-95 in Kittery, ME!
                                              Farm Road, York                                                                                dormers just
                                                                                                                                             steps to York
                                              Size: 3 beds, 2.5                                                                              Country Club,                                                                                                    1 BR’s from $264,900
                                              baths, 2,714 s.f.                                                                              York River &
                                                                                                                                             Middle school.                                                                                                   2 BR’s from $369,900
                                              Year Built: 2000                                                                               Abundances of
                                                                                                                                             character and
                                                                                                                                             space for an
                                                                                           older home; lush gardens, tranquil setting from your deck and hot           Nubble meticulous 3 Br Colonial with approx. 2000 sq.ft. w/two

LESS THAN $650,000                            Price: $649,000
                                                                                           tub. A picture frame view of the Church Steeple in York Village.
                                                                                           You must step inside to appreciate. Reduced $310,000
                                                                                                                                                                       car garage, were you can hear and smell the ocean, located at
                                                                                                                                                                       the end of a private. Perfect for year round or vacation property
                                                                                                                                                                       offering full basement and oil heat. $449,000
                                              Address: 97 River

                                                                                                                     Bill Conda
                                                                                                                                                                       Land Bargains
                                              Road, York
                                              Size: 3 beds, 1.75                                                                                                       4.4 AC Belle Marsh Rd. SB a beautiful country property 500 frontage.
                                              baths, 1,923 s.f.
                                                                                                                     DIRECT:                                                                                                                                     Call Lisa MacBride
                                                                                                                     207.450.5030                                      10 AC Tranquil wood lot in the MU zone of Kittery near shopping malls.            207.439.1911 :: 603.817.1337 (cell)
                                              Year Built: 1960                                             
                                                                                                                                                              $89,900                                                                                    Model open Sat & Sun, 11-4 or by appt.

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                                                                                                                                                              York build your Year round or vacation home on this site close to both                            Marketed by The Gove Group RE
                 SOURCE: Multiple Listing Service                                                                                                      Realty “Sands” beaches.                                                                                  Discover the Chinburg Difference...
     NOTE: Contact a real estate agent for more information                                                                                              One  $84,900                                                                                  Dir: I-95 to Exit 2 in to Kittery Traffic Circle, right onto

                         about these properties.                                                                                                              16 AC private parcel in SB off Earls Rd near Warren Pond
                                                                                                                   439 US Rte 1, York, ME • 207.363.2497 x130                                                                                                          Rte.236S to entry on left.

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                                                                                                                                                                              York River
                                                                                                                                                                                    Beautiful custom home
                
           
       
                                                                                                  
                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                                                                    with fantastic views of the
                                                                                                 York River. 3 bedroom, 4
                                                                                                                                                                       bath home, first floor living,
                                                                                                                                                                                    drive out basement and heated
                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                                                                    garage. Private setting on 3.06 acres.
                                                                                                                      Great single family or vacation home. $599,000.
                                                                                                                                                                                    Call Rivers By The Sea today to set up your showing!!!!
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1 Varrell Lane, York Harbor

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                                                                                                                                                             P .O. Box 549, York Beach
                                                                                                                         P: (207) 363-3230 • fax: (207) 363-9911
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                                                                                                                                                     

                                                                               YORK                                                      CAPE NEDDICK                                                                                     WELLS

                                                                                                                                                                                   View of the Atlantic! Designed w/Green technology & product,
                              Exclusive neighborhood Opportunity! FABULOUS PRICE!                    Meticulously maintained home - Open concept kitchen, dining                   these spacious and elegantly appointed units are a marvelous
                             Classic Reproduction 3BR Cape set on 3.75+ acres, pastoral               & living room w/hardwood floor. Bright new kitchen, Master                      value in our marketplace today! Year round, 1500 sf, open
                            lot,wide pine flooring, fireplace, woodstove, spacious 1.5 story           w/bath, 4 Season Sunroom, 3 BRs - Private yard. Professional                    concept 3BR, 3ba fully applianced, wood floors, garage &
                             Barn/Artist studio & more. MOTIVATED SELLERS! $389,000.                 landscape, Public water. Adorable - A MUST SEE! $334,900.                                             deck! $299,000.
                                            Louise Ducharme 207-252-3270                                           Louise Ducharme 207-252-3270                                                       Ken Peck 207-450-4668
                                                                             YORK                                                   YORK/OGUNQUIT                                                                                          YORK
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                                 Intown w/ lovely lot! NOT A DRIVE-BY! Totally updated                   Quietly situated on a private lot! Designed w/generous                     Enjoy tranquility here in this home with nature at your back
                            split-entry in sought-after York neighborhood near village and            windows to take advantage of the lavish landscape, high-end                    door. This home has all been updated with a beautiful new
                            schools, this impeccably maintained home has new wood and                amenties, exceptional flow of living indoors and out! Absolutely                kitchen and new bath. Newer Roof, siding, furnace. Located
                            tile floors, remodeled kitchen, and a large finished downstairs            exquisite and east of Route One on the Ogunquit side of Cape                     in a rural area, yet minutes from I95, York Village and the
                                              family/office room. $319,900.                                                 Neddick! $639,000.                                                             beaches. $249,900.
                                             Nancy Raynes 207-233-1693                                              Louise Ducharme 207-252-3270                                                     Diane Wyman 207-752-3236

                                                                SO. BERWICK                                                                                  YORK                                                                         WELLS

                             Condo for Easy Living! Really great location for commuters.
                               Quiet residential community abuts Conservation land.                  Shore Road area. Location and Location! Short walk to Perkins                    Adorable seaside cottage, “Jonquil” is a charming 3BR, 3
                            Wonderful opportunity for couple or single to take advantage of           Cove, this charming 4 BR home has 2 lovely fireplaces and                        season cottage with breathtaking views of Wells Harbor &
                            Home Buyer Tax Credit. Seller can move quickly. Electric & gas            is nicely landscaped. A Cape with all the Maine charm! Two                   River. Close to beach access, near jetty. Well kept, easy to care
                                           heat. Check it out! $110,000.                                 kitchens, screened porch and lots of privacy. $568,000.                           for. Great rental investment. Must see! $478,000.
                                           Joanne Stone 207-337-2359                                                  George Wilson 207-251-2941                                                   Eileen Parenteau 207-337-2220

                              BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES                                                                    OPEN HOUSE!                                                                     LOTS & L AND
                                                    YORK LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION!                 Natanis Ridge OPEN HOUSE                                                      SO. BERWICK Boyds Corner area. Nature at your doorstep! 13+ acre
                                                    This 9 Unit Motel is the first to be seen when                                                                                     building lot in a private neighboorhood setting. Septic plans, soil test,
                                                      traveling N from Exit 7. Tucked away yet       Sunday November 22nd 1pm-3pm
                                                                                                                                                                                     and survey are all available. No wait for a building permit. Minutes from
                                                           convenient to it all! $475,000.           Louise Ducharme 207-252-3270                                                       Ogunquit and beaches! $129,900. Steve Wilkos 207-251-1460
                                                           George Wilson 207-251-2941
                                                                                                                                                                                    YORK Building permit available now! This is a beautiful wooded lot located
                                                    ACTON 9 Hole Executive Golf Course - over                                                                                      adjacent to one of York’s premier golf courses offers privacy on a paved public
                                                    46 acre - Featuring top of the line automated      WELLS PRICED $41K BELOW APRRAISAL- Relax & enjoy this classic
                                                                                                     4BR open concept Colonial! Lots of natural light, capturing the Maine woods     road. 4BR septic design completed. $129,900. Jim Hager 207-361-7169
                                                     irrigation, landscaping equip, golf carts and
                                                   much more! Post & Beam Gambrel-style home           surrounding this wonderful property! Large back patio plenty of privacy!
                                                                                                      Directions: Maine Turnpike to exit 19, right onto Rt.109, about 4 miles to    WELLS Build your dream home on this wooded lot. Close to major roads
                                                   can easily be converted into clubhouse and/or
                                                                                                                                                                                   - I-95, Route 1, Amtrak. Summer fun and relaxation only minutes away. Soil

                                                      pub - many possibilities. Beautiful country!     Wire Rd. (on your right), right again onto Natanis Ridge, your home is
                                                          $649,000. Ken Peck 207-450-4668                                    immediately on the right!                              Test and Septic Design Available. $74,900. Carolyn Weller 207-351-6717