Appleton Historical Society News
The November meeting of Appleton Historical Society will be Monday, Nov. 5, at 7 p.m., at Mildred Stevens Williams Memorial Library at 2916 Sennebec Road in Appleton. The business portion of the meeting will begin at 7 p.m., and the evening's program by 7:30.
The evening's program will be: Two Rivers, One Community. The Medomak River and St. George River both pass through the community of Appleton. Both are rich in natural and cultural history. Joan Ray, of Medomak Valley Land Trust and Annette Naegel, of Georges River Land Trust will speak on how the natural history of the area has influenced settlement patterns and uses of the land. Joan and Annette will share stories of, and perspectives on, the two watersheds, as well as their near convergence in Whitney Bog. They’ll also talk about some of the unique natural features of the town, and what is being done to conserve this land that we all love, so that future generations can continue to enjoy and make a living from traditional uses of the land.
Georges River Land Trust of Rockland and Medomak Valley Land Trust of Waldoboro work to conserve the natural, scenic, and recreational character, and traditional land uses of the Georges River and Medomak River watersheds.
This is going to be a particularly interesting program. Remind a friend, bring a neighbor!
Light refreshment will follow the evening's presentation.
50/50 raffle tickets to benefit Appleton Historical Society will be available at the meeting. The drawing will be Monday, Dec. 3, at AHS's annual benefit auction.
One dollar per ticket, six tickets for $5. Please call 785-2040 if you would like to obtain tickets to sell.
Appleton Library News
On Halloween night, Wednesday, Oct. 31, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. here will be a Parade of Jack-O-Lanterns at Appleton Library . Please bring a carved pumpkin Tuesday, Oct. 30, between noon and 5 p.m. or between 3 and 5:30 p.m. Oct. 31. The staff will carefully place them on display for this fun event. Jack-o-lanterns will be lit and displayed outside the building for everyone to admire. (In the event of rain, pumpkins will be displayed in the meeting room.) You should wear your costumes! Cookies and cider will be served.
Please park across the street at Appleton Town Office.
On Thursday, Nov. 8, from 7 to 9 p.m. there will be a homeopathic presentation at the library. Join Kelly Callahan, an Appleton resident and practicing Classical Homeopath, for an informative evening that will help you treat cold and flu at home with safe, natural, and effective remedies.
The Annual Hunters Breakfast will be held by the eighth-graders on Saturday, Nov. 3, from 4 a.m. to 10 a.m. at AVS. The menu will include, but is not limited to pancakes, sausage, bacon, beans, eggs, toast, coffee, tea, cocoa and more! The cost is $7 per person. Come out of the woods to warm up and have a delicious breakfast!
The co-ed soccer team played in the Busline League championship game last week. They tied with Lincolnville in the second half 2-2. The game went into double overtime, and both AVS and Lincolnville share the in the championship. AVS was recognized as the season champions, with an undefeated record. Congratulations on a great season! Thank you to Raymond Gushee for coaching, and all the other parents, teachers and community members that helped and came out to support the team!
The cross country team has finished for the season, and they did a great job this year! Thank you to Alex Owre, Ellen Tipper, and Mrs. King for coaching the cross country team this year.
Town Office News
Don’t forget to vote Tuesday, Nov. 6. The town office will be open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Get out and vote!
Appleton Trailmakers News
Our next meeting is Wednesday, Nov. 14, at 7 p.m. at Bartlett's Garage on West Appleton Road. On the agenda will be the election of officers as well as trail work reports, the auctioning of a recently donated sled and land owner appreciation efforts. Everyone who uses the trail system (land owners, snowmobilers, cross country skiers and snowshoers) is encouraged to attend. The Appleton Trailmakers have also entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with the Knox County EMA Office and seeks member volunteers to help transport emergency personnel when no other access is available.