25TH ANNIVERSARY by niusheng11




                                                                            The hometown voice of the greater York region

 www.yorkindependent.net                                                                                               October 9 - 22, 2009 Volume 11 Issue 20
                                                                                                                      April 10 - April 23, 2009 Volume 11 ~~ Issue 7

   Not budging
   YTA closes door to additional negotiation

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                                                                        THE SEASON

                                                                        OCT. 16, 17 & 18

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.

           Inside contents, 2
          Table ofYork, 2                             Sports, 10
                                                Op-Ed/Letters,10-11                Public Records, 11
                                                                                                    Food, 12                          Real Estate 21
                                                                                                                        Community Bulletin Board, 15-16
                               Publisher’s Note: Where do 13,000 York residents shop in winter?
                               A short while ago, I was having a                     lazy Saturday morning when the tem-                                               do in the winter when half the shops and res-                    have that option because the local hardware
                            conversation with a local business                       peratures is 0 and decide on a whim                                               taurants close? Where do you see movies?                         store is closed. Along with most of the rest of
                            owner about why he closes his cafe                       to hit the beach. Going to Long Sands                                             Where do you buy lunch? How about birthday                       the town.
                            over the winter. He doesn’t sell tour-                   when the wind scorches any bare skin                                              gifts? Seems to me like two things are happen-                      Of course that’s not the case along most of
                            ist knick-knacks, or boogie boards,                      like a Brillo pad and your eyes tear up                                           ing—either everyone hoards food and clothes                      Route 1. And many fine inns and restaurants
                            or anything with the words “sum-                         and the spray of the near frozen water                                            over the summer and holes up in their cellars                    see the advantage of being a draw. And heck,
                            mer,” “beach” or “lobster” on it. His Dan Szczesny stings like needles requires thought                                                    to wait out the cold season...or they go else-                   maybe some business owners have a sweet lit-
                            response was “because nobody comes                       and preparation. People on the beach                                              where. Like Portsmouth. Or Portland.                             tle villa in the Keys to mai-tai away the cold.
                            to the beach in the winter.”                      in January all have a story. But that’s neither                                             Look, I’m not naive. I’m not a mom-and-                          Otherwise, what’s going on? Please tell
                               I won’t debate this too strenuously. Per- here nor there.                                                                               pop purist who is suggesting that we buy our                     me because I really would like to understand.
                            sonally, I love the beach in mid-January. The       The point isn’t that tourists avoid York in                                            nails at the local hardware store despite the                    You’ll just have to look for me in Kittery. I hear
                            holiday stress is gone, the tourists are gone and the winter. The point is that as of the 2000                                             fact that the big box in Portsmouth sells the                    they have some outlet stores there I thought
                            going to the beach then is not something that’s census, nearly 13,000 people lived in York.                                                same thing for half the price and with park-                     I’d check out.
                            done casually. People don’t just wake up on a I’m curious, what exactly do people in York                                                  ing to boot. All I’m saying is that I don’t even

                            The Inside Guide                                                                                                                                   Inside York
                                             ON THE COVER
                               York’s Harvestfest celebrates its 25th
                                    Anniversary on Oct. 16-18.
                                                                                                                            Hot topics: parking, signs and Route 1
                                   (Cover design by Jody Reese                                               By TARYN PLUMB                                            waive feeding meters and essentially get all-                       “All five of us (selectmen) don’t like what
                                      and Joseph Thomas III.)                                                                                                          you-can-eat parking with a $25 permit from                       we have right now,” Estes said. “Our road-
                                                                                                             The York Independent
                                           Inside York, 2-3                                                                                                            town hall.                                                       sides are cluttered with signs. They’re not
                                          Local News, 4-5                                                       While the seacoast hunkers down for win-                  In particular, selectmen drew attention                       being managed well.”
                                      Harvestfest Preview, 6-9                                               ter, York officials are tackling a panoply of             to Harbor Beach, where they suggested an                            Meanwhile, the roads themselves have
                                            Sports, 10-11                                                    wide-sweeping and thorny issues that could                expansion to permit parking, enforcement                         come up for scrutiny, with several around
                                             Food, 12-13                                                     eventually mean big changes for residents and             of two-hour time limits and installation of                      town scheduled for basic facelifts. Selectmen
                                                                                                                                                                       meters. They also addressed overnight park-                      have settled on paving projects for Fiscal Year
                                       The Puzzle Page, 13                                                  businesses alike.
                                   Classifieds/Bulletin Board, 14                                                                                                      ing at the ball field, and scooter, motorcycle,                                           2010 based on a pri-
                                         Real Estate, 15-16                                                                                                            RV, employee and delivery parking.                                        “Our            ority list developed by
                                                                                                             Parking discussions continue
                                                                                                                With the mass exodus of part-time residents               Similarly, selectmen said they’d like to                           roadsides           the department of pub-
                              York                                                                                                                                     implement some method to assure that per-                          are cluttered lic works. Due to the
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                                                                                                             and tourists, officials are taking on a top-

                                                                                                             ic that inflicts many summertime headaches:               mits on car windshields are legal, and not                           with signs.          price of paving and a
                                                                                                             Parking.                                                  traded back and forth between residents and                                               tight budget, the town
                                                           The hometown voice of the greater York region

                                                                                                                Namely, selectmen expressed concerns at                tourists.                                                                                 can only do about half
                                                                                                                                                                          As a result of their discussion, Police                            not being           of what it would like
                                                                                                                                    a recent meeting about
                              PUBLISHER EMERITUS                                                               Police Chief available parking in                       Chief Douglas Bracy will conduct a survey                             managed             to do, Estes said.
                              Stephen M. Rasche                                                              Douglas Bracy beach areas, the hours                      of surrounding towns to determine how York                               well.”              Comprising        of
                              CONTRIBUTING WRITERS                                                             will conduct meters are enforced,                       compares when it comes to meter enforcement                                               roughly five miles of
                              Jennifer L. Saunders                                                                                  and what they feel is              hours, meter prices, permit prices and amount                    road, the proposed projects include stretch-
                              Taryn Plumb
                                                                                                                a survey of                                            of permits sold.                                                 es along Long Beach Avenue, York Street,
                              Sarah Grant                                                                      surrounding abuse of resident per-                                                                                       Broadway, Clarks Lane and Ridge, Clay Hill,
                              Susan King                                                                                            mit parking stickers.
                                                                                                                  towns to             Their ongoing dis-              Sign ordinance due for revision                                  Scituate, Woodbridge Road and Birch Hill
                              EDITOR                                                                             determine                                                Selectmen are also in talks about anoth-                      roads. As proposed, these streets will be over-
                              Jeff Rapsis                                                                                           cussion will likely
                                                                                                                 how York           result in a revised traf-          er issue pertinent to town roads: A possible                     laid with one-and-a-half inches of asphalt and
                              PRODUCTION MANAGER                                                                                                                       revision to the official business directional                    leveled.
                              Glenn Given                                                                       compares... fic safety ordinance,                      sign ordinance policy. Town Manager Robert
                                                                                                                                    with hearings to even-
                              ADVERTISING SALES DIRECTOR                                                                            tually be scheduled for            Yandow will appoint a committee to analyze                       Needed: Your input on Route 1
                              Dan Szczesny                                                                   public input.                                             the issue, according to selectman chairman                         If all goes as planned, citizens will play a
                              The York Independent is published 26 times per year by York                       All told, the town has roughly 450 meters,             Michael Estes. A few changes proposed at a                       key role in defining the future uses of a large
                              Independent Newspaper, LLC, (207-363-8484) and is available                    according to officials, with parking at them              recent meeting included limiting businesses to                   swath of land along Route 1.
                              at select locations in the greater York region. Offices are located
                                                                                                             costing $1 an hour between 8 a.m. and 10 p.m.             two signs and dictating which roads can have                       As dictated by selectmen, the planning
                              at 4 Market Place Drive, Suite 215, York Village Business Center,                                                                        signage along their lengths.                                     board is charged with analyzing an area near
                              with access from Route 1.                                                      from May 15 to October 15. Residents can

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                            The York Independent — October 9 - 22, 2009 — 2
the York Beach fire station along Route 1 for          School notes

                                                                                                                       A nthony’s
                                                                                                                                                                                          679 US Route 1
possible rezoning. As part of that mandate,               It’s been a long time in the making, but                                                                                          York, Maine
the board is to specifically base its findings         the York High School music space finally                                                                                        207-363-2322
on public sentiment, according to community            had its “ceremonial” groundbreaking in late                                
development director Stephen Burns.                    September.                                                                                                                         Hours: Sunday 7-9
                                                                                                                                                                                        Monday - Thursday 6-9
   “Voters are the ultimate decision makers,”             However, as Superintendent of Schools                                                                                 
he said. “There’s a concerted effort to reach          Henry Scipione explained, “the project has                                                                                    Friday & Saturday 6-10
                                                                                                                                                            
out, to find out what people think.”                   already started,” with crews at work there                                              
   Selectmen have asked the planning board to          since late summer. Officials are “optimistic”
deliver a proposal within the next one to three
years. For starters, Burns said, board members
                                                       that occupancy will be possible before the end
                                                                               of school year, Scipi-                           
are educating themselves about what’s there,
                                                           Officials are one explained.
as well as opportunities, constraints and traffic                                 The 10,000-square-
issues. Throughout the process, they may set               “optimistic” foot, $2.2 million
up focus groups to get in-depth feedback on                      that          building will com-
specific topics. A main goal, Burns explained,          occupancy will prise of two large                                    Fresh Handmade Pizza & Delicious Subs and Sandwiches
is that the public be engaged in an open atmo-             be possible         instructional spaces
sphere with no preconceived notions from                                       for the school’s band                           www.AnthonysFoodShop.com
                                                            before the                                              

officials.                                                                     and chorus. The build-
   The area in question makes up between 200             end of school ing, which will be
and 300 acres, a swath comprising of York’s                    year...         attached to the exist-
Wild Kingdom, a campground, and various                                        ing high school, will                         Heating Oil                                                         Diesel
vacant lots, open land and residential proper-         also have smaller practice rooms, offices and                          Kerosene                                                          Propane
ties. Right now, it’s a cobbling of a half-dozen       storage space, Scipione said.
different zones, Burns explained. “It’s kind of           Currently, the band and chorus are housed
where all the zones meet,” he said. All told,          in the school’s auditorium, which is a “sub-
it’s a distinct area in and of itself and may          standard space,” considering the chorus alone
                                                                                                                                        
even get its own zone, he said.
   The next workshop will be held on Thurs-
day, Oct. 15, and a tentative public workshop
                                                       has roughly 220 participants, Scipione noted.
                                                          Meanwhile, the reschedule of the school’s
                                                       recently-canceled swine flu vaccine clinics are
                                                                                                                               Full Service Heating
is scheduled for Nov. 5.                               still to be determined. The initial dates were                                                                    Pre-Buys • Budget Plans • Sales
   Meanwhile, the community development                called off because no vaccine was available,                                                                        Repairs • Heat Conversions
department will explore pedestrian and bicy-           Scipione noted. Similarly, the school recent-                                                                        Residential & Commercial
cle planning with a “brown bag lunch” to be            ly performed barrier spraying of its athletic                                                                    Installation of AC, Gas & Oil Heat
held at noon on Wednesday, Oct. 21 at the              fields to combat Eastern Equine Encephalitis

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York Public Library. The presentation will             (EEE), which has killed dozens of pheasants
highlight examples of local and national bicy-
cle and pedestrian planning initiatives, and
                                                       and several horses in Maine this fall.                                                                             207-363-4172                            

how those might be applied to York in the                Taryn Plumb covers York for the York
coming year.                                           Independent. Story ideas? Send them to


          York Library Happenings
Harvestfest events planned                             her in the crime scene cleanup business to make
                                                       some quick cash. Rated R for language, disturbing                                                                   Deliberately Different
  Visit the York Public Library at us at 15 Long       images, some sexuality and drug use. 91 mins.
                                                          • ‘Man in the White Suit,’ Fall Film Festival,                                                                          Enter the Haggis
                                                                                                                                                                                RICHARD SHINDELL
Sands Road; contact us at 363-2818 or visit www.
york.lib.me.us for the most up-to-date information.    Sunday, Oct. 25 at 3 p.m. Sir Alec Guinness is Sid-                                                                   This Friday, Oct. 9th15th
                                                                                                                                                                                  Saturday, Aug.
                                                       ney Stratton, an eccentric chemist who invents a                      30% off in stock evergreens                               Suede                                    
                                                       fiber that never wrinkles, wears out, or gets dirty.
Harvestfest events
                                                       (1951) Not rated. 85 mins.                                               25% off in stock trees                          CHERYL WHEELER
                                                                                                                                                                                 Sunday, Oct. 11th
   • Harvestfest Book Sale: Special prices on                                                                                                                                  Saturday, Aug. 22nd
                                                          • Artist Talk and Reception, Tuesday, Oct. 27,
some of our gently used books in the Book Nook.
                                                       5 p.m. York artist Brett X. Gamache will speak                         25% off in stock fire Pits &                         Maia Sharp &
Friday, Oct. 16, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday, Oct.                                                                                                                            Just Announced...
                                                                                                                                                                               Guggenheim Grotto
17, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.                                  about his oil paintings which will be on display at                            chimeneas
   • Harvestfest Story Time: Special stories and       the Library from Oct. 13 until Jan. 2.                                                                                    Friday, Oct. 23rd
                                                                                                                                                                               ICONS - LAS VEGAS
                                                                                                                                                                                    NEW & OLD
craft of the season for Harvestfest. Friday, Oct. 16
                                                       For children                                                   Fall is planting                                               Johnny A.
                                                                                                                                                                                Sunday,Oct. 30th
at 10:30 a.m.
                                                                                                                                                                                 Friday, Aug. 23rd
   • Harvestfest Family Film ‘Robin Hood,’ Sat-           • Infant Lapsits (infants to two years old) on
                                                       Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m. Come for a program of sto-                  time again!
urday, Oct. 17 at 6 p.m. New Harvest Fest Event!
                                                       ries, songs, fingerplays and rhymes.                                                                                       LORI Bromberg
Disney fans have rated “Robin Hood” as one of                                                                        Fall MuMs • Pansies • Flowering Cabbage
their top 10 all-time favorite Disney movies. Pop-        • Preschool Story Hours on Thursdays and                                                                                 & JESS KLEIN
                                                                                                                                                                                Saturday, Nov. 14th
corn will be provided. 83 mins.                        Fridays at 10:30 a.m. Join us for stories, songs, fin-                   sPring Flowering bulbs                         Saturday, Sept. 12th
                                                                                                                                                                             Spend New Year’s Eve
                                                       gerplays, crafts, and science. Thursday programs
Other events                                           with Miss Julie are designed for three and four year
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   • “As Maine Grows,” Friday, Oct. 9 at 7 p.m.
                                                       fourth Thursday of each month. Friday story hours
                                                                                                                             Fall lawn Care • grub ConTrols
                                                                                                                                                                                    DAVE MASON
Maine is changing so rapidly that it’s almost
impossible to keep up with it all. The Theater at      with Miss Kathleen are designed for two and three                     PuMPkins • Corn sTalks • sTraw                           your Sept.
                                                                                                                                                                               Wednesday,seat. 23rd
Monmouth’s David Greenham and Dennis Price             year olds.                                                                                                                Thursday, Dec. 31
have tackled the weighty issues facing Maine as
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                                                          • Tactile Toddler, second Tuesday of the month;           organiC CoMPosT • ToPsoil • bark MulCH                   Join us before a show!
                                                                                                                                                                             SERVING DINNER NIGHTLY
   • Mental Health Forum, Saturday, Oct. 10, noon
to 2:30 p.m. Learn the facts about Mental Health.      Tuesday, Oct. 13 from 10:15 to 10:45 a.m. Kim-                        Mon-Sat 9-5 • Sun 9-Noon                        www.jonathansrestaurant.com
                                                       berly Whelan, preschool educator, returns this year

Brochures, literature on diagnoses, information on
where and how to get help will be provided.            with her monthly program offering very young                                                                         Just around the corner from
   • ‘Sunshine Cleaning’ Fall Film Festival, Sun-      children a chance to dive into a range of materi-                                                                      the Ogunquit Playhouse
                                                       als. Please dress your child in play clothes or bring                 363-6202 • 941 Rt 1 • York, ME
day, Oct. 11 at 3 p.m.                                                                                                                                                            207-646-4777
                                                       a smock.                                                     www.coastallandscaping.com
   A single mom persuades her slacker sister to join

                                                                                                                                                               — October 9 - 22, 2009 — The York Independent
                                                                                                               York News
                             Hospital, schools advise awareness of H1N1, seasonal flu concerns
                            By JENNIFER L. SAUNDERS                           cating the public about the importance of not       before showing symptoms and for up to 24
                            York Independent                                  only H1N1 awareness but of protecting them-         hours after symptoms have disappeared.
                                                                              selves from the seasonal flu as well. The              Health professionals and school officials are
                               YORK—Across the nation, 1,380 hospi-           seasonal flu, at this point, is responsible for     urging individuals to stay home if they have
                            talizations and 196 deaths due to H1N1 were       more deaths than H1N1, explained Dawn Fer-          these symptoms, and to remain home until
                            reported between Aug. 30, and Sept. 5, accord-    nald of York Hospital Community Relations,          they are fever-free for at least 24 hours with-
                            ing to information provided by the Centers for    urging area residents to make themselves            out taking fever-reducing medication.
                            Disease Control, and state and local officials    aware of the signs and symptoms of both ill-           The York Schools are offering seasonal flu                              JENNIFER L. SAUNDERS PhoTo
                            are urging residents to understand the facts      nesses and to take precautions.                     vaccines to all students, free of charge, at set      York Hospital and York School Department
                            behind the flu and protect themselves.               The symptoms are similar, but the two            dates in October, with advance registration           officials want residents to be aware of the
                                                      According to the        different forms of flu seem to have more sig-       and parental permission.                              dangers of H1N1 and seasonal flu to stay
                                                                              nificant impacts different age groups.                 In a recent letter to all families with chil-      safe and healthy—and out of the emergency
                             Our advice is         state of Maine’s CDC/                                                                                                                room—this season.
                                                                                 Fernald pointed to documentation from a          dren in the schools, Superintendent of
                             for everyone DHHS Update on                      recent York County meeting with the Maine           Schools Henry Scipione noted the depart-             emergency room.
                                                   Novel Influenza A
                               to take the         (H1N1) Virus, released     CDC/DHHS, which pointed out that while the          ment is continuing to monitor H1N1 and                  Each clinic will administer a maximum of
                                warnings           on Thursday, Sept. 17,     seasonal flu results in more deaths and hospi-      awaiting guidance from the Maine CDC on              1,250 vaccines per site per day for seasonal
                               seriously— the state has “iden-                talizations for individuals over the age of 65,     the availability of H1N1 vaccine.                    flu as H1N1 vaccines have not yet been made
                                                   tified 381 cases of        H1N1 or “Swine Flu” statistics to date show            According to the state, H1N1 vaccine is           available by the state.
                                especially                                    the median age for all cases is 12, with the        expected to arrive in the middle of October             The next clinics were supposed to be Satur-
                                                   H1N1, which include
                                 those 24                                     average age for hospitalizations being 20 and       and plans are in place to provide the first avail-   day, Oct. 10 at the York Ambulance Building
                                                   19 individuals requir-
                              years old or ing hospitalization and            for deaths, 37.                                     able vaccines to facilities that care for pregnant   in York Village, York Hospital Medical Office
                                 younger.          one individual who has        “Our advice is for everyone to take the          women as well as to schools and hospitals with       Building in Wells, South Berwick Medical
                                                   died… Of Maine resi-       warnings seriously—especially those 24 years        the hope that sufficient vaccine will eventually     Services and York Hospital in Kittery. They
                            dents with H1N1, 63 percent have been under       old or younger,” Fernald said, as that seems to     be available for all residents.                      were cancelled because the shipment received
                            25 years of age. The number of cases is only a    be the population hit hardest by H1N1.                 York Hospital is currently offering two sea-      in September was used up for clinics held Oct.
                           barometer of community transmission, not of          The symptoms for H1N1, like the season-          sonal flu vaccine clinics in the weeks ahead.        3. Organizers expect another shipment in the
                            actual case counts, because not all people with   al flu, are fever, cough, sore throat, runny or        “In order to maximize our ability to admin-       next four to six weeks.
                            infection are tested.”                            stuffy nose, body aches, headaches, chills and      ister the seasonal flu vaccine as effectively           For the latest updates on local vaccine avail-
                               Concerns about H1N1 and its potential          fatigue, Fernald pointed out, with the fever plus   and as early as possible, York Hospital is           ability please visit www.yorkhospital.com/flu.
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                            impacts on this community have had school         sore throat or cough as they key symptoms.          changing its plan to administer the vaccines         htm. To learn more about H1N1 in Maine, vis-
                            and York Hospital officials hard at work edu-        What is difficult, she pointed out, is that      this year,” Fernald said, with set clinics           it http://www.maine gov/dhhs/boh/maineflu.
                                                                              individuals can be contagious for 24 hours          instead of vaccines in locations such as the


                            The York Independent — October 9 - 22, 2009 — 
                                  York News
                Of books and bonfires                                                                                     
Grassroots efforts remain strong
in York as families help support                                                                              
community groups

By JENNIFER L. SAUNDERS                                                                                        
York Independent

   YORK—From a family project to create a                                                                      In order to maximize our ability to administer the vaccine
book to raise funds for the York Food Pantry
to a community bonfire to benefit two worthy
                                                                                                              as effectively and as early as possible, we will offer vaccines
causes, local residents have been showing that                                                                  only at the following clinics and clinics will administer a
even in difficult economic times, the spirit of
giving remains strong.
                                                                                                                      maximum of 1,250 vaccines per site per day.
   In recent weeks, local resident Walter                                                                               Please make a note of this and plan to attend.
Woods and his family and friends sponsored
                                                                                      CoURTESY PhoTo
their annual bonfire on Long Sands Beach.
                                                      Four of Deana Block’s grandchildren, Ethan,
This community event raised funds this year
                                                      Nolan, Lauren and Chloe, prepare to present
for York’s own Habitat for Humanity project           a fundraising check to Tom Whalen of the                             SEASONAL INFLUENZA FLU CLINICS
and, as in the past, offered residents a chance       York Food Pantry after spending the summer
to make donations of nonperishable foods to           helping their grandmother sell an original               YORK                                               SOUTH BERWICK
benefit the York Food Pantry.                         book to make sure the pantry can keep its                October 3    8:00 AM - 4:00 PM                     October 3     8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
   York’s Habitat for Humanity house is being         shelves stocked.
                                                                                                               October 10   8:00 AM - Noon                        October 10    8:00 AM - Noon
built for local resident Janalee Moquin and           mas money to the York Public Library.                    York Ambulance Building                            South Berwick Medical Services
her son, Orion, who are well-known in town               They recently presented a check for $821 to           15 Salisbury Ave (on the York Hospital campus)     57 Portland Street
for their many volunteer efforts. Moquin also         the York Food Pantry.                                    York, ME 03909                                     South Berwick, ME 03908
happens to be a part-time employee at both               Meanwhile, this year’s bonfire, held on
Town Hall and with the York Parks and Rec-            Long Sands Beach over Labor Day Weekend,
reation Department. The home is being built           was again a huge success, with residents of all
                                                                                                               WELLS                                              KITTERY

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on a lot donated by the town of York to Habi-                                                                  October 3       8:00 AM - 4:00 PM                  October 3       8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
                                                      ages coming out to celebrate the season while
tat for Humanity.                                                                                              October 10      8:00 AM - Noon                     October 10      8:00 AM - Noon
                                                      donating funds to defray costs for the build-
   To learn more about the project and ways           ing of York’s Habitat for Humanity home on               York Hospital in Wells Building B                  York Hospital in Kittery
to help, visit www.habitatyorkcounty.org and                                                                   112 Sanford Rd (Rte 109), Wells, ME 04090          75 US Route 1 Bypass, Kittery, ME 03904
                                                      Hemlock Avenue and to help stock the shelves
click on the link for the “York Build.”               at the York Food Pantry.
   Meanwhile, a summer-long project by local                                                                    Also, area senior centers and elderly housing developments will offer clinics
                                                         “Both the donation from the book sale and
resident Deanna Block and her grandchildren           the food collected at the bonfire are of signif-              to members as scheduled. Please consult your director for details.
to sell their original book and notecards net-        icant value to the Food Pantry,” York Food
ted an impressive donation for the York Food          Pantry Director Tom Whalen said. “Totally                                                  FLU SHOTS $10
                                                                                                                                                 FLU SHOTS $10
Pantry as well.                                       different people were involved with each sit-             We will bill Medicare Part B and Medicaid. Other commercial insurance plans
                                                                                                              We will bill Medicare Part B and Medicaid. Other commercial insurance plans
   “Jake’s Day at the Beach,” a story inspired        uation, which gives us terrific exposure to the          may offer coverage. Please bring your insurance card! Also, you can download
                                                                                                             may offer coverage. Please bring your insurancecard! Also, you can download
by Block’s grandchildren and illustrated with         community.”                                                    the flu form online at www.yorkhospital.com/flu.htm to save time.
                                                                                                                  the flu form online at www.yorkhospital.com/flu.htm to save time.
her own photographs of Floridian waterfowl,              As Whalen has pointed out, the need has                               Simply print it out, fill it in and bring it with you!
                                                                                                                              Simply print it out, fill it in and bring it with you!
was the latest in a long list of projects undertak-   increased this year with the downturn in the
en by Block and her grandchildren, Anthony            economy, and donations like those from the
and Andrew LaMonica, Chloe Lahme, Lau-                bonfire and book projects are a huge help.                                                                                                                          
ren, Ethan and Nolan Layton and Jake Block,              “Food donations are obviously always wel-
to benefit a worthy cause in York.                    come. The money donations provide us the
                                                                                                             *** H1N1 VACCINES WILL NOT BE DISPERSED AT THESE CLINICS***
   The projects have been ongoing for about           ability to buy two to five times the quantity at
a half a dozen years now, beginning when              Good Shepherd Food Bank,” he explained.
                                                                                                                We are awaiting information on the availability,
Block’s grandchildren donated their Christ-                                                                   distribution and administration guidelines for H1N1
                                                                                                                           vaccine from the Maine CDC.
                                                                                                                    Visit our website for updated information.

                                                                                                                                                              For continued updates about the
                                                                                                                                                             seasonal influenza flu vaccine or the
                                                                                                                                                           status of H1N1 vaccine, please visit the
                                                                                                                                                                      seasonal influenza website at
                                                                                                                                                           flu information page on our flu vaccine or th
                                                                                                                                                                    status of H1N1 vaccine, please visit t
                                                                                                                                                                    flu information page on our website
                                                                                                                                                           or call Friendraising at (207) 351-2385.
                                                                                                                                                                     or call Friendraising at (207) 351-238

                                                                                      CoURTESY PhoTo
Local families like those seen here flocked to Long Sands Beach over Labor Day Weekend for
the annual bonfire celebration sponsored by local resident and business owner Walter Woods
of Graystone Builders.                                                                                                                                                                                      

                                                                                                                                                      — October 9 - 22, 2009 — The York Independent
                                                                              Harvestfest 2009

                                                                                     Harvestfest                          25TH ANNIVERSARY
                                                                                      York celebrates the season                    include crafters, live entertainment, and
                                                                                      Friday to Sunday, Oct. 16-18                  the new Corn Toss Challenge sponsored
                                                                                                                                    by Bangor Savings Bank under the big
                                                                                         It’s time for York’s 25th year of Har-     top tent! Make sure to take the trolley
                                                                                      vestfest and the plans for this year          for a tour of the area and stop at the ball-
                                                                                      include some new and exciting activities      park. Festivities at Short Sands continue
                                                                                      along with the grand old traditions.          on into the evening with the Annu-
                                                                                         The celebrations begin with the Annu-      al Pumpkin Stroll and FIREWORKS.
                                                                                      al Sidewalk Sales at Short Sands York         Carve your pumpkin and bring it down
                                                                                      Beach on Columbus Day weekend, Oct.           for everyone to enjoy! Tickets for any
                                                                                      10, 11 & 12, where the shops move             of the additional events will be available
6                                                                                                                                   on-line at www.gatewaytomaine.org or
                                                                                      merchandise to the sidewalks for end-of-
                                                                                      the-season sales.                             at our York Visitors’ Center.

                                                                                      Friday Oct. 16
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                                                                                         • Friday, Oct. 16 kicks off Harvest-          • Sunday Oct. 18 events include the
                                                                                      fest and includes the Old Fashioned           Classic Car Show, crafts at the ballpark,
                                                                                      Marketplace with crafts and wares from        fantastic food, and a Native American
                                                                                      all across the country, and a food festi-     POW-WOW under the big tent at the
                                                                                      val on the Village Green in historic York     Short Sands ball field. Sunday afternoon
                                                                                      Village. A discount coupon for New            will also feature the Reap the Harvest
                                                                                      England’s best lobster rolls will be avail-   raffle prize drawing. With thousands of
                                                                                      able for Seniors! Friday night join us for    dollars in prizes to give away, the 500 t-
                                                                                      our second annual Lobsterfest under the       shirts, 150 hats and 500 limited edition
                                                                                      tent at the ballpark at York Beach.           posters, which are the tickets for the raf-
                                                                                                                                    fle, will sell out quickly!
                                                                                      Saturday Oct. 17
                                                                                         • On Saturday, Oct. 17, activities in        For more information, call the Great-
                                                                                      the Village will include Kidsfest, which      er York Region Chamber of Commerce
                                                                                      has always been a family favorite, the        at 363-4422. Presenting sponsors for
                                                                                      juried craft show, an ox roast, live enter-   the event are Kennebunk Savings Bank,
                                                                                      tainment and the Esplanade, showcasing        the Cutty Sark Motel and Guest Suites,
                                                                                      non-profit organizations of York. The         Tapley Insurance Agency, and Woods
                                                                                      celebrations and festivities continue         Family, Inc.
                                                                                      at the York Beach Ballpark. This will

                            The York Independent — October 9 - 22, 2009 — 6
                                               Harvestfest 2009                                                                                               
                     A festival with a growing pedigree                                                                                                         
The inside story: A short history                                                                                                                               
of a popular celebration
                                                                                                                                                                     
  The following history was written in 2002                                                                                                                           
by W. Mark Foster, son of Bill and Phoebe
Foster, former owners of Foster’s Clambake.                                                                                                                                             
Mark and his wife Dana own the Stage Neck                                                                                                                                             
Inn in York Harbor. Their son, Peter, repre-                                                                                                                                          
sents the third generation of Fosters who are                                                                                                                                                                

the original sponsors of the Ox-Roast at Har-                                                                                                                                         
vestfest. Mark’s letter captures the essence of                                                                                                                                    
Harvestfest and the Town of York:

   Having turned 50 this year, I seem prone to
reminiscing. Can it possibly be that 18 years
ago we marched the first oxen down the street                                                                                                              
to its destination at Bill Foster’s Clambake for                                                                                                            
the evening feast?
   The format has changed, but Harvestfest is                                                                                                               
just what the original planners had envisioned.                                                                                                             
The Chamber was to be the nucleus that was
to seed events throughout the town. The event                                                                                                               
was planned for the weekend after Columbus                                                                                                                  
Day so we could extend the traditional tour-
ist season one more week. We thought if we
had an event that the entire community partic-
ipated in then visitors would naturally enjoy
joining in. The idea worked. Visitors sensed                                                                                            CoURTESY PhoTo
from the beginning that this festival and, this Harvestfest recaptures the spirit of Colonial days in York, as seen in this photo from an earlier year.

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town for that matter, had something special. the old one, which lies just under the sod in as will the artists, crafters, entertainers and
For those of us who live and work here we front of the old library waiting to be uncov- food vendors who make this event so spe-

know just what that something special is.         ered each fall, had worn out. Peter went on to cial. We’ve added more vendor spaces by
   To the best of my knowledge it has only tell us the original stones had come from the expanding to the York Beach ball field on
rained once on Harvestfest Saturday. I know blasted ledge from the “new” Chamber Visitor Saturday and Sunday. A corn toss challenge
most weekends the weather has been just Center in 1993. It was then that I had realized under the big tent at the beach brings out a                               Friday, Oct. 9th
beautiful. For the old timers there are many how far we had come!                                     spirited group of competitors while raising
storied events and I am sure every-                            The first year of Harvestfest money for the York Education Foundation.                                 Johnny Wad
                                          I anticipate my son was born. This year as we
one has their favorite. One of the                                                                      The Daily Grind cafe hosts a Pumpkin
most memorable was the year the usual cast took him off to Gettysburg for his Stroll at York Beach on Saturday evening
                                                                                                                                                                      and the Cash
Chuck Landry was stung by the of characters. first year of college, the last thing where families can bring their carved, light-
bee on his fingertip. Chuck’s heart                          he said was, “Do you think I could ed pumpkins to line the streets, then stay
stopped and he was carried into the The first few come home for Harvestfest?” You in town to enjoy the great fireworks show                                     Saturday, Oct. 10th
                                            hours are
York Hospital emergency room                                 see, every year that he can remem- at 7:30 p.m. On Saturday night and all day
by my father. I also remember the best. The ber he has been getting up at three Sunday, a team of beautiful Belgian hors-
                                                                                                                                                                    Chris Fitz Band
the year that we all got our trucks       real crazies in the morning with his grandfa- es pulls a covered wagon around the beach                                                                                                 
stuck in Zach’s field cutting corn- are out there ther and me and cooking the ox providing free rides, delighting both the rid-
husks. Preparing for the event, just                         in the square. It didn’t dawn on ers and those watching from the street.                             Sunday, Oct. 11th
like Christmas, is always as much                            me at that moment how signifi-             The Pow-Wow continues as everyone’s                     R-Rated Hypnotist
fun as the day itself.                            cant that request was. What better                              favorite event, but the venue and
                                                  memory or lesson could he leave In these times time has changed. It’s now held
                                                                                                                                                                  Frank Santos
The excitement’s still there                      home with then this one of family          of stress            on Sunday under the big top at
   This year as I attended my first and last Har- and community service?                  and anxiety, the beach from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
vestfest meeting for the year (veterans don’t       So we will be out there again                                    What hasn’t changed is the                   Friday, Oct. 16th
                                                                                                                                                                      Syndicate 19
have to go to every meeting) I was struck cooking the ox. I anticipate the                                        dedication of the Harvestfest
by a couple of wonderful observations. The usual cast of characters. The first continues to Committee and the generosity of
committee has changed over the years but few hours are the best. The real                  maintain its our sponsors! Without the finan-
the excitement, laughter, camaraderie, and crazies are out there then. The warm, family cial support Harvestfest receives,
anticipation in the room was still there. The meat usually falls in the fire and friendly, small the show would not go on. And                                          Thursdays
enthusiasm was truly intoxicating and I found we always have a couple of good                                     without a dedicated core group of
myself swept up in the excitement; is that pos- flame ups. It seems no matter town charm. volunteers who eat, breathe and                                        Karaoke Beach Idol
sible after all these years? There were old what we do we always burn the outside and live Harvestfest for months, we couldn’t do
friends and new. There are now just a very few leave the inside raw and it always tastes the it at all.
from the first Harvestfest. I met Cheryl Farley same. We will eat doughnuts, drink coffee,              In these times of stress and anxiety, Har-
(The Museums of Old York) at the door. She and laugh lots about years gone by while vestfest continues to maintain its warm,
is an original veteran and, of course, my dad we watch this wonderful town wake up and family friendly, small town charm. Just like
was there. I think Jim Hager (Re/Max Realty come to life for another Harvestfest.                     the Town of York! It remains a celebration
One) was one of the very first too. Then Peter                                                        of our heritage! Happy 25th!
Hughes (owner of The Cutty Sark Motel) a Harvestfest continues to grow
true old timer spoke up. He said he was build-      So what has changed since 2002? The ox-             —Submitted by W. Mark Foster                        207.351.3221 • 7 Ocean Ave, York Beach
ing a new bean hole this year. The rocks in roast and the Foster family will still be there,

                                                                                                                                                   — October 9 - 22, 2009 — The York Independent
                                      Bridge Closure                                                                                                        Pumpkin Stroll: Circling the circle
                               Bridge Over the York River                                                                                                  Organizers hope to make                           played at the Pumpkin Stroll.
                                                                                                                                                           this year’s Pumpkin Stroll                          Or bring your already carved or deco-
                                 Route 103, York Harbor                                                                                                                                                      rated pumpkin to the Daily Grind in York
                                                                                                                                                           the biggest one ever                              Beach before 5:30 p.m. to enter it into the
                             10/13/09 — Until Further Notice                                                                                                                                                 Pumpkin Stroll. Staff will be placing pump-
                                                                                                                                                             The Pumpkin Stroll has become a fix-
                                                                                                                                                                                                             kins from 5 to 5:30 p.m. The pumpkins
                                                                                                                                                           ture of Harvestfest. Who doesn’t like to
                                 Any Questions —                                                                                                           see lines of pumpkins with creative fac-
                                                                                                                                                                                                             will be lit at 6 p.m. Enjoy live entertain-
                                                                                                                                                                                                             ment from the very popular local musician
                                                                                                                                                           es adorning the streets of Short Sands
                             Contact CPM Constructors                                                                                                      Beach? This year, for our 25th anniversa-
                                                                                                                                                                                                             and songwriter Dan Blakeslee, while
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          enjoying some

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                                                                                                                                                           ry, organizers hope to make it all the way
                                                                                                                                                           around the one-way circle at the beach
                                                                                                                                                           encompassing Railroad Avenue, Church
                                                                                                                                                                                                                Pumpkin Stroll! fabulous choc-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Saturday, Oct. 17       olate desserts
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      5:30 p.m.           at our Choc-
                                                                                                                                                           Street, and Ocean Avenue. They hope to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          olate Lover’s
                                                                                                                                                           do it with the help of many, many pump-
                                      
                                                                                                                                                                                                             Bar located in the parking lot across from
                                                                                                                                                           kins and some extra volunteers.
                                                                                                                                                                                                             the York Beach Fire Station.
                                                                                                                                                             So, bring your own pumpkin to the
                                                     Come enjoy our Maine Lobster Shore Dinners,                                              carving station at the Daily Grind in York
                                                                                                                                                                                                               The stroll ends at 7:30 p.m. as the fire-
                                                                                                                                                                                                             works start. Your pumpkins can be picked
                                                               Fantastic Fresh Seafood, Choice Steak, Chicken, Pasta,                                      Beach on Saturday, Oct. 17 to carve your
                                                                                                                                                                                                             up from 7:30 to 8:00 p.m.
                                                                Homemade Wild Maine Blueberry Pie and more...                                              creation for the night’s stroll. Tools will
                                                                                                                                                                                                               Remember, pumpkins left behind will
                                                                                                                                                           be available to create a Jack-o-lantern
                                                                     Open Daily 11:30 AM - 9:00 PM                                                                                                           be discarded at 8 p.m. so please make sure
                                                                                                                                                           from 2 to 5 p.m.
                                                                            Prize Catch of the Day Specials                                                                                                  that yours is picked up before that if you
                                                                                                                                                             Kids need to be accompanied by an
                                                                                                                                                                                                             would like to take it home.
                                                                                                                                                           adult. Leave your creation there to be dis-

                                                                                                                                                            Raffle: Time to ‘Reap the Harvest’
                                Nubble Lighthouse Point                                                                                         Prizes include $1,000                             vestfest Anniversary, a limited number of
                                  York Beach, Maine                                                                                           cash, vacation stays, and                         all five Lowtwait prints are available for
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                                    207.363.2643                                                                                                                                                             $100. A purchase of all five enters you
                                     Foxslobster.com                                                                                            supermarket shopping sprees                       into the raffle five times. This offer is
                                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                                                                                             available only at the Greater York Region
                                                                                                                                                              2009 marks the final installment of the
                                                                                                                                                                                                             Chamber’s Visitors’ Center on Route 1 in
                                                                                                                                                           limited edition Harvestfest prints and t-

                                                                                                                                                                                                             York. The set may be offered online.
                                Maine’s Original Family Owned                                                                                              shirts by nationally known illustrator
                                                                                                                                                                                                                While the previous Harvestfest prints
                                                                                                                                                           Steve Lowtwait. With only 500 prints,
                                                                                                                                                                                                             were of a specific location in York, this
                                 Lobster Pound Restaurant                                                                                                  500 t-shirts and 150 hats made each year,
                                                                                                                                                                                                             year’s is a celebration of the event itself
                                                                                                                                                           they are truly “one-of-a-kind” collector’s
                                                                                                                                                                                                             with the words “25th ANNIVERSARY

                                                                                                                                                                                                             HARVESTFEST” printed across the top
                                                                                                                                                              Cost of a t-shirt, a print, or a hat is only
                                                                                                                                                                                                             of the print. The militia carrying an Amer-

                                                                                                                                                           $15 and with your purchase of a t-shirt,
                                                                                                                                                                                                             ican flag are in the foreground. Watching

                                     @ 5PM
                                                                                                                                                           print, or hat, you will be entered into the
                                                                                                                                                                                                             them are the festival goers in colonial
                                                                                                                                                           annual ‘Reap the Harvest’ raffle.
                                                                                                                                                              Prizes include $1,000 in cash, followed
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Raffle Drawing!            White tents
                                                                                                                                                           by three nights in a two-bedroom suite for
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          are in the
                                 THROUGH                                                                                                                   up to 6 people donated by Misty Harbor
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Sunday, Oct. 18
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       3:45 p.m.          background as

                                                                                                                                                           Resort, a two-night stay in a seaside vaca-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          is the steeple
                                                                                                                                                           tion rental property, a remarqued print of
                                     OCT 24TH                                                                                                              the First Parish Church to represent Har-
                                                                                                                                                           vestfest from Village Gallery, a shopping
                                                                                                                                                                                                             to the First Parish Church with the bean
                                                                                                                                                                                                             hole bean crew lowering the pots into the
                                                                                                                                                                                                             fire pit. As in all the prints for Harvest-
                                                                                                                                                           spree at Hannafords, restaurant gift certif-
                                       No Reservations Accepted                                                                                                                                              fest, ‘YORK, MAINE’ is written across
                                                                                                                                                           icates, theater tickets, pool membership,
                                                                                                                                                                                                             the bottom of the print.
                                                                                                                                         gift baskets and more!

                                                                                   THAT’S OKAY!
                                                                                                                                                                                                                Prior to Harvestfest, the shirts may be
                                                                                                                                                              In a special celebration of this 25th Har-
                                                                                                                                                                                    purchased at the Greater York Region
                                                                                                                                                                                                             Chamber’s Visitors’ Center on Route 1
                                                                                                                                                                                                             in York, at Kennebunk Savings Bank

                                                                                         Read yours                                                                                                          Branches on Route One and Woodbridge
                                                                                                                                                                                                             Road in York, and Hannafords in York.
                                                                                                                                                                                                             They can also be purchased online at

                                                                                          online @                                                                                                           www.gatewaytomaine.org or look for our
                                                                                                                                                                                                             raffle tents during the festival!
                                                                                                                                                                                                                The Harvest Raffle Drawing will be
                                                                                                                                                                                                             on Sunday, Oct. 18, at 3:45 p.m. at the
                                       7                                                                                                                                                                     York Beach Ballpark. Harvestfest is pre-
                                                                                   yorkindependent.net                                                                                                       sented by Tapley Insurance Agency, the
                                                                                                                                                                                                             Cutty Sark Motel & Guest Suites, Ken-
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                            The York Independent — October 9 - 22, 2009 — 
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                                                                                                                                The Taste of Summer!
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                                                                                      CoURTESY PhoTo
  Peggy Sennelly, owner of Sweet Josie’s Candy Shoppe, cutting into one of many varieties of
  fudge at an earlier Harvestfest.

   Harvestfest: A Fireworks Fable
  How community leaders helped                       cooperating and it looked like there would be
  rescue this year’s fireworks show                  no fireworks for the 25th anniversary celebra-
                                                     tion until... TA DA.... a Super Hero who owns

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     Once upon a time, there was a town on the       a barge (Shawn Toohey), saved the day!                                      Soda Fountain • Rustic Dining Room • Fine Candies
  southern coast of Maine, which had a very             But, the time grew short and the deed was
                                                     NOT completely done! Now Harvestfest orga-
                                                                                                             Order Kisses: (207) 363-2621 or visit www.goldenrod.com York Beach, ME
  active Chamber of Commerce.

     In 1985, the leaders of this chamber decided    nizers needed 25 superheroes to donate $200
  to celebrate the end of the summer season by       each so the fireworks show could go on.
  roasting an ox on an open fire. There were lots       Are their heroes among us? Indeed there
  of different regional food choices and much                                      are! The good
  frivolity and because the citizens who came to            Fireworks!             folks listed below
  the celebration had so much fun, they decid-            Saturday, Oct. 17        have helped us
  ed to do it again the next year. One thing led               7:30 p.m.           save the day, and
  to another and 25 years later (fast forward to                                   the      fireworks
  2009), Harvestfest is a fixture on the seacoast    will be back! And think of their generosity as
  and Maine’s premiere fall festival!                you enjoy a fabulous fireworks display cho-
     Two years ago, the organizers, seeking more     reographed by Central Maine Pyrotechnics
  and more fun things to add to the event, took      at on Saturday, Oct. 17 at 7:30 p.m. at Short
  the bold leap and added a fireworks display. It    Sands Beach following the Pumpkin Stroll.                                                                                                       
  was a huge success! So they did it again the          The End
  next year. But lo, come the third year, and this
  being a coastal community, the tides weren’t         The above fable was submitted by the York
                                                     Chamber of Commerce.

    A Primer: Corn Toss Challenge
  How to sign up and join in                         urday, Oct. 17 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. under
                                                     the big tent at the Short Sands Ball Park. Entry
     Bangor Savings Bank is once again pre-          fee is $10 per person on two man teams. Pre-
  senting the popular Corn Toss Challenge, with      registered players compete from 11 a.m. until
  a few new features!                                12:30 p.m. Open entry players compete as
     There will be a Kid’s Tournament on Fri-        soon as boards become available, until 2 p.m.
  day, Oct. 16 in York Village during the Old                                       Winners advance
  Fashioned Marketplace.                                     Corn Toss!             to the final tour-
     The entry fee is $3 per kid (up to age 16).        Kids: Friday, Oct. 16 nament, which
  It will be held from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. on the           2 to 4:30 p.m.          begins at 2:30.
  lawn next to the First Parish Church Office.         Adults: Saturday, Oct. 17 First and second
  Open Entry from 2 to 3:30 p.m., with the first          11 a.m. to 4 p.m.         place teams win
  100 winners getting a prize and entry into the                                    valuable prizes.
  tournament. The Kids Tournament will be               Proceeds from the Corn Toss Challenge
  held from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.; first- and second-    benefit the York Education Foundation. For
  place winning teams of two will win prizes.        the Adult Tournament only, please pre-regis-
     The Adult Tournament will be held on Sat-       ter by contacting the Chamber at 363-4422 or
                                                     e-mail info@yorkme.org.
                                                                                                                                           9 — October 9 - 22, 2009 — The York Independent
                            Chris Shipley’s Sports
                              Five minutes with Wildcat Fullback Jared Pruger
                               Wildcat Fullback Senior Jared              pressure off me.                           A few weeks ago after the dis-              er to put up points; we just have to      they can focus on one person.
                            Pruger is off to another stellar sea-                                                  appointment of the loss to Cape               continue to step up on defense and
                            son. After racking up 1000 yards                 The team is coming off a 25-0         Elizabeth, you were one of the                try to shut other teams down.               Any pre-game rituals?
                            rushing during the 2008 season,               win over Greely last week, is the        more vocal players after the                                                              Not really, I just like to sit down
                            Jared is piling up yards each week            team playing its best football right     game. How do you think the team                  How would you describe your-           and focus on what I have to do. I go
                            as teams struggle to contain the              now?                                     responded to your words and the               self as a football player?                over the game plan we have been
                            Wildcat ground game anchored by                  We are definitely improving           challenge laid out by Coach Small                I just try to work as hard as I can,   preparing all week.
                            Jared and teammate Bradley Ste-               every week. Last week we start-          after that game?                              I don’t take plays off. I might not
                            vens. With the Wildcat’s 4-1 record,          ed kind of slow, it wasn’t really a        I think we took it for the best of          always be the most talented person,          Describe your relationship with
                            Jared has proven week in and week             clean game, but we were able to          what it could be. We knew we still            but I think I’m one of the hardest        Coach Small.
                            out that he takes the field to put up         stay in and play hard for four quar-     had a long season ahead of use and            working.                                     Coach is a great guy. I’ve known
                            big numbers, accounting for 14                ters. I think we’re peaking at the       he definitely had our work cut out                                                      him for four years now; he coach-
                            touchdowns already this season.               right time.                              for us. We got back to basics and               What’s your favorite thing              es me in basketball too. We’re pretty
                            Jared’s athletic ability doesn’t end                                                   really focused on what the coaches            about playing football?                   close, I’m able to come to him and
                            on the gridiron; he rejoins Coach                Do you find any problems jug-         had to say. We knew we were hun-                Just getting out there on Friday        tell him what I’m feeling and what I
                            Small on the basketball court and             gling academics and playing the          gry and wanted to get better every            nights, with a big crowd, getting my      think we should do on the team. He
                            still finds time to maintain his GPA.         leadership role on the team?             week.                                         hands on the ball and running peo-        really respects me and he treats us
                            We sat down with him on Tuesday,                 Not really, with practice it gets                                                   ple over.                                 players as equals.
                            Oct. 6 to talk about his game.                tough sometimes, but I make sure           Chris Cole comes in this season
                                                                          I stay focused and make sure I find      as the new starting quarterback,                 Do you ever get nervous before            With four games left in the sea-
                               First off, congratulations on              the time.                                how do feel about how he has                  you hit the field?                        son where is the room to improve
                            another great season so far. Did                                                       grown this season.                               Yeah, it’s more of an excited ner-     for yourself and the team?
                            you feel pressure coming into the                Your brother, Aaron is list-            I think he’s doing really well.             vous though. I’m not afraid of the           For myself, I need to do more to
                            season to continue the success you            ed on the rosters as the back-up         He’s smart with his reads and works           other team, I’m just trying to live up    run to score. Earlier in the season if
                            had last year?                                fullback behind you. Is he taking        really hard. There was a kind of              to the expectations I set for myself.     I got one-on-one I’d just try to lower
0                             A little bit, but I was pretty con-        over for you when you graduate?          instant chemistry between us. He                                                        my shoulder to punish him instead
                            fident the talent we had coming                  Yeah, I think he is. He’s been        really knows what he’s doing and I               A couple weeks ago Coach               of trying to get around him and try
                            back that it wasn’t going to be               working hard, he really fast too.        have all the confidence in him.               Small added the Wildcat Forma-            to score. It’s something I’ve tried
                            a lot of pressure just on me. We              He’s got all the tools to take over                                                    tion to the offense; did he come          to improve on. As a team, I’d say
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                            have a lot of guys that can get the           right where I leave off.                    You share the carries with                 to you and say this is what we’re         the mental toughness of getting in
                            job done and that takes a lot of the                                                   Bradley Stevens, how do your                  doing? How do you feel about              and playing hard for four quarters.
                                                                                                                   running styles differ?                        taking snaps?                             I think we have all the talent to get
                                                                                                                      Well, with Brad and I, I don’t                Coach came and talked to me            far in the playoffs; we need to make
                                                                                                                   think our styles differ all that much.        about it before practice one day.         sure we have the mental capacity
                                                                                                                   We both have the speed to break to            He said he wanted to give it a try. I     and get it in our heads that we can
                                                                                                                   the outside and we both have the              like it because it’s a different way      do it.
                                                                                                                   power to be able to run through peo-          of getting me the ball. The defense
                                                                                                                   ple when need be. I think we’re               is forced to react in a different way       Penalties continue to be a prob-
                                                                                                                   pretty similar but still a nice compli-       because I also have the option to         lem since week one, calling back a
                                                                                                                   ment to each other.                           throw. It spreads out the defense and     long punt return for a touchdown
                                                                                                                                                                 creates some big holes.                   last week. How has that been
                                                                                                                     Your defense shuts out Greely,                 After putting up the numbers           addressed in practice?
                                                                                                                   your also part of the defense. How            you have this season, do you find           Yes, there’s been something
                                                                                                                   does a game like that set you up              teams coming in trying to prepare         we’ve been doing when we do
                                                                                                                   for the rest of the season?                   for you?                                  sprints we try to change up the snap
                                                                                                                     We have a really defensive mind-               I don’t think so; I don’t think        count, just to get some discipline
                                                                                                                   ed staff and they have been really            they have the option of focusing          drilled into our heads.
                                                                                                                   pushing us. We know that solid                just on me. We have Brad and if
                                                                                                                   defense is going to help us win play-         they try to focus on me he has all           —Chris Shipley
                                                                                             ChRIS ShIPLEY PhoTo   off games. That’s been a big focus.           the capabilities of breaking out
                            Jared Pruger runs up the middle during York’s opening day win over
                                                                                                                   We know we have some fire pow-                and he’s shown that. I don’t think
                            Falmouth last month.

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                                                                                         Area People, Places & Predictions
York HigH ScHool SportS
       oct. 9 - 22
                                                   York football bounces back                                                                                          goingS on
                                                                                                                                                          Sign up now for fall swim classes
                                                Wildcats continue winning ways                     With the post-season less than a month
Friday, Oct. 9                                                                                                                                               The York Parks and Recreation
• 4 p.m. Girls Varsity Field Hockey @              The Wildcats’ (4-1) embarrassing home away, Coach Small has his work cut out for                       Department began accepting reg-
   Fryeburg                                     opening loss to the Cape Elizabeth Capers him. A lack of discipline on either side of the                 istration for fall swim classes on
• 5:30 p.m. Girls Junior Varsity Field Hockey   is all but a distant memory as the Cats enjoy ball in the post season could mean an early                 Wednesday, Oct. 7 with phone regis-
   @ Fryeburg                                   a three-game win streak. Their most recent exit. Mistakes are magnified in the post season                trations beginning Thursday, Oct. 8.
Saturday, Oct. 10                               victory came on Friday, Oct. 2 as the Wild- and the Wildcats have four games remaining                    Classes start the week of Oct. 19th and
• 10 a.m. Coed Varsity Golf @ Natanis           cats defense shut-out the overmatched Greely to cultivate a mistake-free demeanor for the                 run through the week of Dec. 7. The
• 10 a.m. Boys Freshmen Soccer @ Thornton       Rangers for a final score of 25-0. The week post season.                                                  45-minute classes will be held once
• 10 a.m. Girls Freshmen Soccer @ Thornton      before, it was Jared Pru-                                                                                 a week with classes available Mon-
Monday, Oct. 12                                 ger and the Wildcat offense
• 11 a.m. Boys Junior Varsity Football @                                                                                                                  day, Tuesday, or Wednesday afternoons
                                                that proved too much as the                                                                               at the Anchorage Inn at Long Sands
                                                Cats rolled over the Gray-                                                                                Beach. Classes are available for parent-
Tuesday, Oct. 13                                New Gloucester Patriots
• 4 p.m. Girls Freshmen Field Hockey vs.                                                                                                                  tot and levels 1-5 swimmers. Cost for
                                                52-22.                                                                                                    the eight-week course is $45 for resi-
• 4:15 p.m. Boys Junior Varsity Soccer vs.         Jared Pruger contin-                                                                                   dents and $55 for non-residents. More
   Yarmouth                                     ues to prove a nightmare                                                                                  information is available at www.park-
• 4:15 p.m. Girls Junior Varsity Soccer @       for opposing team’s offen-                                                                                sandrec.yorkmaine.org or at 363-1040.
   Yarmouth                                     sive coordinators racking
• 6 p.m. Girls Varsity Soccer @ Yarmouth        up five rushing and one                                                                                   Motocross finals coming up
• 6 p.m. Boys Varsity Soccer vs. Yarmouth       passing touchdown in two                                                                                     MX 207 Motocross Track in
Thursday, Oct. 15                               games. Coach Small’s                                                                                      Lyman, Maine will be the sight of the
• 3:30 Boys Varsity Soccer @ Fryeburg           introduction of the Wildcat
• 4:15 p.m. Girls Junior Varsity Soccer vs.
                                                                                                                                                          2009 Maine State Motocross Champi-
                                                formation has given Jared                                                                                 onships on Saturday and Sunday, Oct.
   Fryeburg                                     the additional touches that
• 4:30 p.m. Boys Freshmen Football @ Wells                                                                                    ChRIS ShIPLEY PhoTo         10 and 11. Gates will open at 6 a.m.
                                                have lead to Pruger’s offen- Jared Pruger returns a punt during the third quarter of the                  and riders begin practice at 9 a.m. on
• 5:15 p.m. Boys Junior Varsity Soccer @
   Fryeburg                                     sive breakout.                Wildcat’s 25-0 win over Greely on Friday, Oct. 2                            both Saturday and Sunday. A three-
• 6 p.m. Girls Varsity Soccer vs. Fryeburg         After the Cats’ loss to                                                                                day wristband (which includes Friday
                                                the Capers, Coach Small challenged his             The next two weeks, the Cats find them-

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Friday, Oct. 16                                                                                                                                           practice day) is $25 for adults and
• 4 p.m. Girls Varsity Cross Country meet @     team to step up their play and the team has selves going up against winless Lake Region                   $15 for children (ages 6-12.) One-
   Traip                                        responded. As they head into the final four and Fryeburg Academy, where Coach Small                       day wristbands are $15 for adults and
• 4:30 p.m. Boys Varsity Cross Country meet     games of the regular season the Cats have will look to set a tone to finish up strong                     $10 for children. MX 207 is located
   @ Traip                                      found a rhythm, but penalties still continue and tweak his use of the Wildcat forma-                      at 53 Bartlett Bridge Road in Lyman.
Saturday, Oct. 17                               to plague the team. Since their penalty- tion. Look for Jared Pruger to continue his                      Contact MX 207 at (207) 602-8333
• 10 a.m. Girls Freshmen Soccer vs. Thornton    filled opening day win against Falmouth to tremendous offensive play as the Wildcats                      or check out their Web site at www.
• 10 a.m. Boys Freshmen Soccer vs.              Jared Prugar’s punt return called back last take their 4-1 record to Lake Region on Fri-                  mx207.com
   Thornton                                     week against Greeley, the offense has left a day, Oct. 9 at 7 p.m.
Monday, Oct. 19                                 lot of points on the field.                        —Chris Shipley
• 4 p.m. Boys Junior Varsity Football vs. Old                                                                                                             Ski and Snowboard Expo
                                                                                                                                                            The 2009 Maine Ski and Snow-
   Orchard Beach
• 4:15 p.m. Girls Junior Varsity Soccer vs.       YoRk FooTBALL 2009 SChEDULE                                                                             board Expo will run from Friday, Oct.
   Falmouth                                      Date          York           Where/When                                             opponent             16th through Sunday, Oct. 18 at the
• 4:15 p.m. Boys Junior Varsity Soccer @         Sept. 5       27             at Falmouth (7 p.m.)                                   6                    Portland Expo Center. Hours are Fri-
   Falmouth                                                                                                                                               day 6 to 11 p.m., Saturday 8 a.m. to
                                                 Sept. 11      12             Cape Elizabeth (7 p.m.)                                41
• 6 p.m. Girls Varsity Soccer vs. Falmouth                                                                                                                8 p.m. and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 4
• 6 p.m. Boys Varsity Soccer @ Falmouth          Sept. 19      51             at Poland (7 p.m.)                                     18                                                                   
                                                 Sept. 25      52             Gray-New Gloucester (7 p.m.)                           22                   p.m. The Expo will feature booths
Wednesday, Oct. 21                                                                                                                                        from ski areas and sales from ski and
• 4 p.m. Boys Freshmen Soccer @ Old              Oct. 2        25             Greely (7 p.m.)                                        0
                                                 Oct. 9        —              at Lake Region (7 p.m.)                                —                    snowboard manufacturers. There will
   Orchard Beach
                                                 Oct. 16       —              Fryeburg Academy (7 p.m.)                              —
                                                                                                                                                          also be live music, rail jam, a climb-
Thursday, Oct. 22
                                                                                                                                                          ing wall, and a ski simulator. Contact
• 6 p.m. Boys Freshmen Football @ Cape           Oct. 23       —              at Mountain Valley (7 p.m.)                            —
   Elizabeth                                                                                                                                              Gabriel Digristina at (207) 712-7907.
                                                 Oct. 30       —              at Wells (7 p.m.)                                      —

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                                                                                                                                              — October 9 - 22, 2009 — The York Independent
                                                                                                                       Harvestfest 2009: Food
                                                                                                                                               Cooking, Colonial-style
                                                                                                                                     Old York society to prepare                      nottmegg greeted and steeped in rosewater…
                                                                                                                                     historically correct Roast Chicken,
                                                                                                                                                                                         Cindi Young-Gomes, registrar and acting
                                                                                                                                     Black Walnut Patties and more!                   curator for the Old York Historical Society,
                                                                                                                                                                                      will decipher ancient recipes like the one
                                                                                                                                     By SARAh GRANT                                   above and demonstrate them using the cook-
                                                                                                                                     The York Independent                             ing practices of the 18th century kitchen
                                                                                                                                                                                      during the hearthside cooking demonstration
                                                                                                                                       Can you imagine following a recipe that        in Jefferd’s Tavern at 6 Lindsay Road from
                                                                                                                                     reads like this?                                 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 17 during
                                                                                                                                                                                      York Harvest Fest.
                                                                                                                CoURTESY PhoTo          To make a Shropsheere cake: Take two             Young-Gomes and her troop of Cadet Girl
                                                                                  For Harvestfest, the Old York Historical           pound of dryed flour after it as been searced    Scouts dressed in period costumes will prepare
                                                                                  Society will forsake the microwave and
                                                                                                                                     fine, one pound of good sugar dried and          and cook several dishes from the eighteenth,
                                                                                  recreate Colonial-era cooking using authentic
                                                         methods.
                                                                                                                                     searched, also a little beaten sinamon or some   to as early as the 16th century, in the authen-

                                                                                    They stay up and sweat it out all night...
                                                                                   ...so you can enjoy beans and ox at Harvestfest!                           Lobsters and fries
                                                                                                                                                                 Phil Lusty, chef of the Dockside Restaurant in York Harbor
                                                                                   By SARAh GRANT                                                             will transform 110 pounds of lobster meat into delectable lobster
                                                                                   The York Independent                                                       salad to be sold in the lobster rolls at the Chamber’s food quar-
                                                                                                                                                              ters. Just for us, Lusty has revealed his secret ingredients as a
                                                                                      “They start the beans on Friday afternoon,” said Cathy Goodwin,         “splash of cream sherry and a dash of old bay” in each pound of
                                      Senior Home Care
                                        Transportation                           President and CEO of the York Chamber of Commerce.                         lobster meat along with the mayo. Thanks, Phil.
                                                                                      Of course, she is talking about the bean hole baked beans, featured        The Chamber will also offer three varieties of hand-cut fries,
                                              & More                                                                                                          including sweet potato fries with a sour cream and dill side. Malt
                                                                                   among many culinary delights at this year’s York Harvest Fest, which
                                                                                                                                                              vinegar, ketchup, cayenne and extra salt make up the rest of the
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                                                                               starts Saturday, Oct. 17 in York Village and on the ballfield near Short
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                                                                                   Sands beach.                                                               spud condiments. But really, that’s just the beginning. The Great-
                                                                                                                                            er York Region Chamber will also cook up hot dogs, hamburgers,
                                                                                      The beans simmer all night in stone-lined pits in deep, hot embers
                                                       
                                                                                   that take all of Friday afternoon to burn down to just the right depth     seafood chowder, sausage subs and onion rings.
                                                                                   and temperature.
                                                                                      “It takes about a                                                       And still more!
                                                                                   foot and half of red                                                          There are 20 more food vendors at Harvest Fest, each with
                                                                                   hot embers. Then the                                                       a completely different menu. Look for fair favorites like fried
                                                                                   beans, mixed with                                                          dough, beef chili and nachos and Chef’s Cove Café’s sandwiches
                                                                                                                                                           and cookies. After Phil Lusty finishes making our lobster salad,
                                                                    molasses and other
                                                                                   traditional Maine rec-                                                     he will work on abundant lobster mac and cheese for the Dock-
                                                                                   ipe ingredients, are                                                       side Restaurant stand. Yum.
                                                                                   lowered down in cast                                                          The Saint Aspinquid Masonic Lodge Number 198 will be
                                                                                   iron pots, and the pots
                                                                                                                                             CoURTESY PhoTo   vending crab cakes, stuffed clams, lobster bisque and shrimp
                                                                                                              The ceremonial lowering of the beans...         cocktail. The Elks will have lobster, tuna and crab rolls. I’m
                                                                                   are covered with a
                                                                                   steel plate,” Goodwin                                                      going to wear the jeans with the elastic waist band.
                                                                                   said. The method is older than the white man’s history in New Eng-                                                            Landlubbers
                                                                                   land, and the results are delicious.                                                                                       rejoice! The Meat
                                                                                                                                                                                                              House will be there
                                                                                                                                                                                                         with their famous
                                                                                   All-night ox action
                                                                             Another all-night affair is the ox roast. Peter Foster and his                                                          steak tips, chicken
                                                                                   friend Jeff Jellison are the primary guys in charge of the roast                                                           and pasta salad. And
                                                                      with their companies, Stageneck Inn and Century 21 Atlantic                                                                Muddy River will
                                                                                   Realty, partnering with Kennebunk Savings Bank to sponsor                                                                  save your day with
                                                                                   the event.                                                                                                                 their barbecue and
                                                      Interior &                      On Friday, Oct. 16, a crew of several men will start by building a                                       CoURTESY PhoTo side dishes.
                                                      Exterior Painting            cinderblock pit filled with sand on the loop road behind the the First     ...and the traditional roasting of the ox.         Save room for
                                                                                   Parish Church on York Street and its parish house.                                                                         apple crisp a la
                                                      Drywall                                                                                                 mode from the York Harbor Inn; beignets and cider from the
                                                                                      “We get a few hours of sleep and start cooking at 3 a.m.,” Foster
                                                                                   said. The group quarters, trims, and skewers a local side of beef onto     York Land Trust; coffee and doughnuts by the Knights of Colum-
                                                                                   a spit, then turns it for six or seven hours over charcoal briquettes      bus and home made pies from York Middle School parents. Blue
                                                      Skim Coating                 and hickory chips.                                                         Sky’s beautiful bakery will bring us cupcakes, croissants and
                                                                                      “This is a special event for me. I have been doing the ox roast         muffins for dessert.
                                                      Cosmetic                                                                                                   A little later, have second dessert with Sweet Josie’s fudge,
                                                      Repairs                      most of my life,” Foster said. His grandfather, Bill Foster, of
                                                                                   international clambake fame, and his dad, Mark Foster, start-              candy apples and whoopee pies, and a variety of chocolate des-
                                                      Design Ceilings              ed doing the ox roast when Harvest Fest began 25 years ago. At             serts and hot chocolate from the York Athletic boosters.
                                                      & Repairs                    age 5, Peter Foster joined the elder Fosters, staying up all night to         Hungry yet?
                                                                                   roast the ox. “The older generations still come and advise us. It’s           Monday is another day, so don’t forget to take home a bag or
                                                      Staining                                                                                                two of the sweet and salty popcorn that made the Kettle Boys
                                                                                   very helpful,” Foster said.
                                                      & Much More!                    The beans and ox roast sandwiches will be available from 11 a.m.        famous. Not every food is available every day, but this last treat
                                                                                   Saturday until they are gone. Take more beans home by the pint or          is available at both the beach and the village during the entire
                            603.343.1242 or 603.767.2112                                                                                                      festival.
                               www.royspaintingservices.com                        the quart, also for sale.

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tic keeping room of the 1750 tavern with
its large kitchen fireplace and beehive brick                              CROSSWORD PUzzLE                                                                                                                                                                                         
   The hearthside cooks will use a device
called a tin kitchen to roast a chicken. It looks   1 Uninspired                                                                                                                                                                                                                     
like a horizontally-split keg barrel resting on     6 First letter                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
four legs. A spit large enough to hold a good-      11 Fielder’s goof
sized turkey or large roast runs through the
center of the barrel. The open side of the bar-
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rel faces the fire, so the cook has a partial
shield from the heat of the fireplace.              13 Bitter humor                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
   At the top is a shallow trough with colan-       14 Former New York                                                                                                                                                                                                                
der style holes running along the bottom for           governor Mario
optional basting. Young-Gomes doesn’t use           15 Tipsy                                                                                                                                                                                                                             
this device for basting. “The chicken is real-
ly self-basting,” Young-Gomes said. “Steam
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builds up, condenses on the top of the tin
                                                    19 “Says —!”
kitchen and drips down on the roasting bird
to keep the meat very juicy.”                       20 Print units                                                                                                                                                                                                                      
   The fire sears the meat evenly as cooks turn     21 Card collection                                                                                                                                                                                                               
it on the spit. Young-Gomes claims that the
                                                    23 Singer Sledge
resulting chicken is much juicier and crisper
                                                    25 Frank McCourt                                                                                                                                                                                                                      
than any chicken she has roasted in a conven-
tional modern oven.                                    book                                                                                                                                                                                                                               
   Colonial palates had peculiar seasoning          27 Used a chair                                                                                                                                                                                                                     
preferences compared to how we flavor our           28 Make into tatters           39 “Platoon” setting                                                                                                                                          46 Added
foods today. Marjoram is common spice for
                                                    30 Stuffed bread               40 Martini garnish                                                                                                                                                                                    
seasoning meats in colonial recipes, and is                                        41 City on the                                                                                                                                                DOWN
what Young-Gomes uses on her tin kitchen            33 Corp. bigwig                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
                                                    34 Fish eggs                      Mohawk                                                                                                                                                     1 Like a bride
roasted bird.
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   “In this country,            Colonial            36 Bruins legend
oregano is actually a        palates had            37 Played the wrong            44 Studied for a heist                                                                                                                                        3 Import opponent                   
modern spice. It was            peculiar               suit                        45 Contest form                                                                                                                                               4 Physics particle
used only for medic-                                                                                                                                                                                                                             5 In a matter-of-fact
inal purposes—for             seasoning                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

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treating      asthma—        preferences
before World War II,” compared to
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Young-Gomes said. how we flavor                                                                                                                                                                                                                  7 Raucous
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Beautiful, new facility. Large room to hold
“Our G.I.’s brought
back the idea of using
                               our foods                     1 7 3                  9                                                                                   2                                                                        8 Theater worker
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     your meetings, parties, training or any type of
                                 today.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   gathering! Kitchen, bar facilities &
oregano from their
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 handicapped accessible
European eating experiences.”
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 17 “Alley —”                        
   Rosewater substituted for vanilla in the
Shropshire Cakes from the above recipe
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snippet. Colonists could make rosewater and
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other fragrant flavorings at home from gar-                                                                                                                                                                                                      24 Grammys category                 
den ingredients. Vanilla beans come from
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places like Madagascar or Mexico, far more
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 28 Land                              
exotic sources in the 18th century than they
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are now.
   Another demo dish is Black Walnut Patties,
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 31 Shipping inquiry                                                             
a sweet pastry iced with boiled maple frost-                               2                                                                                                                                                                     32 Fleet                            
ing. Its recipe lists black walnut flour as an
ingredient to save on the sometimes-scarce                             6                9                                                                                                                                                        33 “Gladiator” star
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 35 Draw out
wheat flour of the 1700s. A Mushroom Pasty,                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          
also on Saturday’s hearthside menu, is a              3                    1        8 6 4                                                                                                                                                        38 At any time
one-crust savory pie, probably similar to the       Difficulty Level                                                                                                    10/09                                                                    42 Price part
French style savory tarts made with onions                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           
or tomatoes you can still enjoy in modern
Parisian bistros, except the colonial cook sea-                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Come enjoy a light
soned this savory with ginger instead of the        Crossword Solution                                                                                                  Sudoku Solution                                                                                               lunch or happy hour
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      food most of the day.
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garlic or tarragon we might pair with mush-                                                                                                                      7      4                                6                                       8   9   1   5      2      3
rooms in modern recipes.
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   The hearthside demonstration cooks will
use a Dutch oven for baking their pastries.
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Eighteenth century Dutch ovens look like
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large lidded cast iron cooking pots and are                                                                                                                      6      2                                1                                       5   3   8   9      4      7
placed on a hot bed of coals on the hearth,
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then topped with more hot embers to create
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a small baking chamber for pies and pastries.                                                                                                                    4      8                                9                                       7   1   6   2      3      5             Legion - 1st Monday of month 7pm
This is how Young-Gomes and her assistants                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                S.A.L - 1st Tuesday of month 7pm
will bake the Shopshire Cakes on Saturday.                                                                                                                       9      1                                3                                       6   8   7   4      5      2             AUX - 2nd Monday of month 1pm
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     House Committee - Last Thurs. of month 6pm
                                                                                                                                                                 8      7                                5                                       1   2   4   3      9      6         Executive Board - Last Thurs. of month 7pm
  Sarah Grant, a local chef and organ-
ic farmer, writes about food for the York
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Independent.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

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                            COMPLETE BEDROOM               $$WE PAY CASH$$               years experience, Call                                                       
                                                                                         now.603-661-9480                      207-521-4688.
                            SET- MAPLE FINISH IN           For Most Junk Cars.                                                                                                                                                            

                                                           Will’s Towing. 23
                            CRATES $95.00. CALL
                                                           Hour Service!!!$$ Call        PAINTING Interior                     YORK BEACH-SHORT                     House for Rent                    Commercial
                            899-8853.                                                                                          SANDS Quiet area. 2                  AWESOME deals &                   YORK—647 US ROUTE 1,
                                                           603-670-3771$$                & Exterior. All your
                                                                                         wallcovering needs. Call              minute walk to beach.                lots of WINTER & YEAR             MEADOWBROOK PLAZA.
                            FULL/TWIN MATTRESS                                                                                 Furnished, 1 bdrm, 1 full            ROUND RENTALS                     Great 5 room office suite
                            & BOX SET. NEVER USED          PROFFESIONAL MALE             Roy 603-767-2112
                                                                                                                               bath, ocean view. $550/mo.           available! See listing &          right off lobby. Recently
                            $120.00 CALL 396-5661          ROOMATE WANTED.
                                                                                                                               plus utilities. NO Smoking/          photos online at www.             renovated. $650/mo.
                                                           Seabrook area. Own
                                                                                                                               NO pets. Available Oct.-             seasiderentals.com or call        includes all!
                                                           bedroom in private
                                                                                                                               June. Call 617-549-3514.             207-363-1825, Ext. 104.           Call 207-363-1825 x 107
                                                           Seabrook home off

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                                                                                                                            the Maine Coast
                                                                                            529 US Rte One • Suite 101                                                                                   
                                                                                                York, Maine 03909

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                            The York Independent — October 9 - 22, 2009 — 
                                                                                                                                                                                       Charming      3
                                                                                                                                                                                       Bedroom Cape
                                                                                                                                                                                       with      three
                                                                                                                                                                                       dormers just
                                                                                                                                                                                       steps to York
                                                                                                                                                                                       Country Club,
LESS THAN $250,000          Price: $225,000                     LESS THAN $250,000                   Price: $249,000                                                                   York River &
                                                                                                                                                                                       Middle school.
                                                                                                     Address: 67                                                                       Abundances of
                            Address: 11 Hiram                                                        Ogunquit Road,                                                                    character and
                            St., York Beach                                                                                                                                            space for an                 Steps from Short Sands Beach & Fun for all! This 2,375 SF
                                                                                                     York                            older home; lush gardens, tranquil setting from your deck and hot              Town house condo is perfect! 4 full BA’s, 4 BR’s, 1st r open
                            Size: 1 bed, 1                                                                                           tub. A picture frame view of the Church Steeple in York Village.               concept living, dining & gourmet kitch. Reduced $469,900
                                                                                                     Size: 2 beds, 1                 You must step inside to appreciate. Reduced $318,900
                            bath, 440 s.f.                                                           bath, 1,947 s.f.
                            Year Built: 1945                                                         Year Built: 1967
                                                                                                                                                               Bill Conda
LESS THAN $300,000          Price: $269,900                     LESS THAN $300,000                   Price: $295,000                                           207.450.5030
                            Address: 50                                                                                                                        billconda@yorkmaine.com
                                                                                                     Address: 9
                            Raydon Road Ext.,                                                        Woodcock, York                                                                                                   Cape Neddick duplex a rare offering in this area. Just minutes
                            York                                                                                                                                                                      Realty          to Cape Neddick beach, convenient to Ogunquit and York. Quiet
                                                                                                     Size: 3 beds, 2.5                                                                                 One            location, comfortable living. Great rental history. Open concept
                            Size: 3 beds, 1.75                                                       baths, 3,603 s.f.                                                                                                living with decks & porch. Newer roof & up dates. ROW to private

                            baths, 1,411 s.f.                                                                                                                 439 US Rte 1, York, ME • 207.363.2497 x130              beach. $359,000
                                                                                                     Year Built: 2001
                            Year Built: 1994

LESS THAN $350,000          Price: $326,000                     LESS THAN $350,000                   Price: $349,000
                            Address: 4 Arnold,                                                       Address: 13 Orin
                            York                                                                     Lane, York
                            Size: 3 beds, 1.5                                                        Size: 1 bed, 1.5
                            bath, 1,750 s.f.                                                         baths, 1,675 s.f.
                            Year Built: 2000                                                         Year Built: 2008

LESS THAN $400,000          Price: $379,000                     LESS THAN $400,000                   Price: $389,900
                            Address: 5 Old
                                                                                                     Address: 5 Ash
                            McIntire Road,
                                                                                                     Lane, York
                                                                                                     Size: 2 beds, 2
                            Size: 2 beds, 2
                                                                                                     baths, 1,480 s.f.
                            baths, 1,316 s.f.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Cyan Magenta Yellow Black
                            Year Built: 1997
                                                                                                     Year Built: 1988
                                           SOURCE: Multiple Listing Service
                    NOTE: Contact a real estate agent for more information about these properties.                                 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Route One • York, Maine
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    207-363-4053 • 800-344-5710
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York Beach
  2 bedroom condo, walking
                                                                                 York Beach
                                                                                      What a fantastic location! 3
                                                                                                                                       YORK HARBOR - MOTIVATED SELLERS! Lovely restored home is
                                                                                                                                       exquisite. Completely renovated in 2003 this home boasts Bolivian
                                                                                                                                       hardwood floors, granite and marble throughout, state of the art
                                                                                                                                       kitchen, 4 fireplaces and so much more. The 3rd floor would make
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      YORK - STYLED FOR THE TIMES! Lovingly maintained custom
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      designed 9 rm Contemp. Farmhouse on 1.5 acres with wrap around
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      farmer’s porch and screened porch, in ground pool, gardens galore,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      fences & stone walls, oak flrs, fireplace, skylights, 10’ ceilings & more.
  distance to shortsands. Great                                                       bedroom with glimpses of                         great nanny quarters. Assumable mortgage. $1,750,000                           $649,000
  second home or investment                                                           Short Sands Beach. Walk to
  property. Great rental history!                                                     the beach in no time at all!
  $278,900                                                                            Great rental history. $299,000

                                     York Newly refurbished townhome
                                          in a desirable location. Brand                                                               YORK BEACH - IN-TOWN 2007 CUSTOM FARMER’S PORCH CAPE                           YORK - METICULOUS 4 BEDROOM CONDO IN SPRING POND!
                                          new ooring, appliances and                                                                  features 5 bdrms, master suite, central air, 9’ ceilings, open concept         This lovely home has hardwood floors, fireplaced living room, beautiful
                                                                                                                                       first floor, finished 3rd floor. Bright and cheery with loads of bells and     kitchen, patio, porch, central air, & sprinkler system. Easy walk to the
                                          more. Close to Country Club

York Beach                                                                    York Beach
                                                                                                                                       whistles. $629,800                                                             beach plus a community clubhouse. $424,600
                                          and shopping. $275,000

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  LAND FOR SALE
  Cute 2 bedroom Cottage at Gray Gull. Easy                                        Cozy 2 bedroom cottage. Walking
  walk to Long and Short Sands Beaches.                                            distance to both long sands and                                                                                                      YORK - NEW LISTING! Privately located 2 acre parcel off
  Great rental potential.Entire cottage is wood                                    short sands. Pool on premises.                                                                                                       the beaten path close to beach and Village. Level building site,
  w/mahogony trim.Hard wood oor in living                                         Great investment property!                                                                                                           stonewalls, sep. design, survey, and permit available. Beautiful
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        lot! $219,800
  room, skylights. Close to pool. A must see!                                      Furniture included! $210,000
  $210,000                                                                                                                                                                                                              YORK - COMMERCIAL ZONE RT 1-6. Growth Permit in hand!
                                                                                                                                       YORK BEACH - JUST STEPS TO SHORT SANDS BEACH is where                            Many uses allowed with 365’ of frontage on Route One 2.69 acre
                                                      1 Varrell Lane, York Harbor

                                                                                                                                       you will find this adorable 2 bedroom cottage. The second floor would            lot. Residential use or utilize the land for commercial development.
                                                       P .O. Box 549, York Beach                                                       make a great bunk room for added guests. This home is a year round               Many possibilities. Septic design and soils tested for a four
                                                P: (207) 363-3230 • fax: (207) 363-9911                                                property with all furnishings included. $329,000                                 bedroom home. Bring your ideas. $179,900
                                                www.riversbythesea.com                                                                                                                                                                                                                     053811

                                                                                                                                                                                                       — October 9 - 22, 2009 — The York Independent
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                                                                 OGUNQUIT                                                     OGUNQUIT                                          CAPE NEDDICK/YORK

                                                                                                       SAT. Oct. 10th 10am to Noon                                          SAT. Oct. 10th 12Noon – 2pm
                                         SAT. Oct. 10th 10:30am-1:30pm                        Post Rd. Mariner Overlook Mls# 944086 $899,000          Shore Road either from York or Ogunquit, turn into the Cliff House entrance,
6                                     23 Rock Lane. Mls#950128 $747,000                            Your host: Don Wunder 207-252-1775                  go to end, take left 1st left onto Bald Head Cliff Mls #916685 $795,000
                                 Your hostess: Kathleen Thornton 207-337-0003                                                                                         Your host: Steve Wilkos 207-251-1460

                                                                 OGUNQUIT                                                            WELLS                                                       YORK BEACH
Cyan Magenta Yellow Black

                                          SUN. Oct. 11th 12Noon – 2pm
                                       622 Main Str. Mls #942388 $1,225,000                            SAT. Oct. 10th 10am-12Noon                                         SUN. Oct.11th 10am-12Noon
                                      Your host: Steve Wilkos 207-251-1460                         Wellington Manor Mls#937733 $99,500                                90 Freeman Str. Mls#909273. $349,000
                                                                                                 Your host: Louise Ducharme 207-252-3270                              Your host: Ken Knowles 207-451-0386

                                              CAPE NEDDICK/YORK                                                               OGUNQUIT                                                                OGUNQUIT

                                                                                                                                                                            SAT. Oct. 10th. 1-3pm
                                          SAT. Oct. 10th 10am-12Noon                                       SAT. Oct. 10th 1-3pm                       488 Main Street Sea rose #3 & #8. Mls.# 931275/945674. $244,000 &
                                        37 Clark Rd. Mls#909273 $349,000                          22 Lincoln Street. Mls#940580. $449,900                                         $215,000
                                      Your host: Ken Knowles 207-451-0386                         Your host: George Wilson 207-251-2941                            Your host: Robert Coles 207-604-0577

                                                                                                                                     WELLS                                                            OGUNQUIT
                                                                                                     Atlantic View (across from Dunkin Donuts)
                                                                                                              US Route 1. Mls#947132.
                                                                                                              FRI. Oct. 9th • 2pm-4pm
                                                                                                           Your host: Ken Peck 207-450-4668

                                                                                                            SAT. Oct. 10th • 10am-1pm
                                                                                                          Your host: Ken Peck 207-450-4668

                                                                                                            SUN. Oct. 11th • Noon-3pm
                                                                                                     Your hostess: Kathleen Thornton 207-337-0003
                                                                                                                                                                             SUN. Oct. 11th 1-3pm
                                                                                                                  MON. Oct. 12th                                    30 Agamenticus #2. Mls# 947775 $279,000
                                                                                                   Please contact Kathleen for details 207-337-0003

                                                                                                                                                                     Your host: George Wilson 207-251-2941


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