Town Office News
Selectman anticipate the yearly tax bill will be sent out mid-September. Be looking for that bill in your mailbox!
The first week of school is behind us, the kids seemed to have a good week! My son has come home from school each day excited about what they learned and talked about in class! As a parent, it is nice to know that your child enjoys school and likes their teachers!
There is a new teacher at AVS this year, Linda Thompson. She will be teaching seventh- and eighth-grade language arts and history. She is replacing Mary Hyland, who retired last year. Welcome to AVS, Linda!
There is still some work being done to the schools driveway and parking area. There are also some new rules for when you are dropping or picking your child up from school. Please follow the signs, and if you don’t understand what to do, ask!
Box Tops for Education
AVS collects box tops, if you haven’t been saving them, you should start! You can also earn box tops by shopping online. If you go to http://www.boxtops4education.com/earn/marketplace/Default.aspx, enter your school name, zip code and then you can start shopping while earning money for AVS! It’s a good way to earn extra money for our school.
Appleton Historical Society
Monday, Sept. 10, Appleton Historical Society will meet at 7 p.m. at its Union Meeting House on Sennebec Road in Appleton, just up the hill from the AHS Room in the Mildred Stevens Williams Memorial Library. The meeting will be held one week later than is customary due to the long Labor Day weekend.
The evening's program will be "Stories of the Land and its People." Photos taken by fourth- and seventh-grade students from Appleton Village School, with coaching from Farnsworth Museum staff, will be presented by several AVS students.
The business portion of the meeting will begin at 7 p.m., and the evening's program by 7:30. Light refreshments will be served after the program.
Harvest of the Arts: Sunday, Sept. 16, 2 p.m. View work by visual artists from Appleton, hear readings of the work of Appleton writers and poets and enjoy music performed by Appleton musicians. Year-after-year the high level of quality of the work has amazed and delighted those who've attended.
AHS 50/50 Benefit Raffle – Support Appleton Historical Society by purchasing tickets to AHS's 50/50 Benefit Raffle! 50 percent of the proceeds from the sale of tickets go to the winner, whose name will be drawn Monday, Dec. 3, at AHS's annual Benefit Auction, and 50 percent will go to Appleton Historical Society. Cost is $1 per ticket or six tickets for $5. Any AHS Member wishing tickets to sell should contact Phelps at 785-2040, or call 785-2040 to purchase tickets.
Coastal Artisans Tour
The Coastal Artisans Tour is Sept. 14 to 16. This year there are no Appleton stops on the tour, but during the tour, Partners for Enrichment have a lunch wagon on the corner of Routes 105 and 235 in Hope from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day of the tour. Lunch and pie slices (or whole pies) will be available.
All proceeds benefit Partners for Enrichment, the organization that works to bring Arts, Science, and Literature programs into Appleton Village School, Hope Elementary School and Lincolnville Central School.
YMCA soccer has started for the season. The red mites team, grades 1-3, is mostly Appleton children. They are coached by Dan and Heather Wyman. They have a game on Saturday, Sept. 8, at 9 a.m. at Marge Jones Recreational Park in Rockport. They also have a game on Tuesday, Sept. 11, at 5:30 p.m., and another on Saturday, Sept. 15, at 9 a.m.; both of those games are also at the park in Rockport. I’ll keep you posted with more games. You should come and check out one of the games!
Scrapbook finds its way home
Somehow antique dealer Reed McKenney acquired an old scrapbook from about 50 years ago, made by an Appleton teenager. The scrapbook was full of pictures, newspaper articles and graduation programs. McKenney ended up trading it to his brother-in-law, Donald Burke, for a box of blueberries. After looking at the scrapbook, Burke realized that it possibly belonged to Judy (Esancy) Gaul. Burke’s daughter, Kathleen, sees Judy occasionally in Belfast and the scrapbook was returned! Judy was very delighted to have her scrapbook returned to her.