Community briefs

Aug 18, 2014
R & D Trash Removal owner Ron Porter, along with employees Jared and Sharidi Porter and Eric Heal present Jim Smith a donation to the Thomaston Food Pantry.

Warren Wash-N-Go hosts final Cruise Night

WARREN — The new owners of Warren Wash-N-Go Car Wash, Mike and Keri Vilchinsky, invite all classic car, truck and cycle owners in the area to the Wash-N-Go car wash for a final summer classic car night Tuesday, Aug. 26, from 5 to 8 pm.

In addition to classic vehicles, the event will have food vendors, music, giveaways, and car wash discounts.

The cruise nights are being held to celebrate the Vilchinsky’s first year of owning the car wash, which is located on Route 1, across from Maritime Farms, in Warren. For more information, call 390-0766.

Road talk

ST. GEORGE — On Thursday, Aug. 28, The St. George Historical Society will present a lavishly illustrated talk explaining how and where town’s roads were laid out, maintained and improved more than 200 years.

Town records tell that until the 1920s ongoing road maintenance was a huge town public works project, providing employment for many men. For example, early records show that men were paid for the use of their oxen and plows on roads. How and why the plows were used seems to be a mystery.

Until the 1920s men and boys cleared snow by hand, shoveling the roads to the limits of their own district where they met the shovelers advancing from the adjoining district. Names and wages of these clearers of snow were carefully listed in the annual town report. Money was evenly distributed and stayed in town.

When asphalt came into use, controversy arose frequently in town meeting in deciding which roads would be tarred in the 1930s, 40s and 50s.

From Indian trails to present highways, the story of the roads is quite interesting, and the public is invited to attend the program at the St. George Grange Hall Thursday, Aug. 28, at 7:30 p.m. There will be the usual potluck supper at 6:30 p.m., followed by the program at 7:30. Everyone is invited at no charge, but a collection will be taken.

For more information call James Skoglund 372-8893. If you call, speak to the machine or he won’t pick up and answer.

Camden National Bank sponsored the fireworks display during this years Union Fair and also provided volunteers from the different Camden National Bank branches. Sheri Bartlett, of Camden National Bank, stated the Union branch alone logged in more than 42 hours of volunteer work at last years Fair. From left, is Ron Hawes, president of the Union Fair, Sheri Bartlett, manager Camden National Bank, Union, with Camden National Bank team members Michelle Ryan and Amelia Adolphsen. (Photo by: John Jensen)
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