Mark you calendars

Thursday, May 26 at 7 p.m. School Budget Town Meeting at Appleton Village School.

Tuesday, May 31 at 8 p.m. CSD School Budget Meeting at Camden Hills Regional High School.

Tuesday, June 14 Election Day at the town office.

Wednesday, June 15 at 7 p.m. Town Meeting at AVS.

Memorial Day services

The Memorial Day service in Burkettville will be held at the Miller Cemetery on Memorial Day (Monday, May 30) at 10 a.m.

The Memorial Day service in Appleton will be held at the Pine Grove Cemetery on Memorial Day. The service begins at 11 a.m. If you would like to join the processional in please meet at Gushee’s Corner at 10:45 a.m. “Show Community Pride! Honor those who served in the Armed Forces!”

From the town office

Town reports should be available by the end of this week. Town reports will be available for pick up at the town office, library, school and Burkettville General Store. Like last year, town reports will not be delivered but will be made available at the above locations or at town meeting.

Historical Society meeting

The June meeting of the Appleton Historical Society will be held Monday, June 6 at 7 p.m., at The Mildred Stevens Williams Library at 2916 Sennebec Road in Appleton. The business portion of the meeting will commence at 7 p.m., and the evening’s presentation will begin before 7:30 p.m. Tony Oppersdorff and co-author Kyrill Schabert will speak on their recent book, “Best Nature Sites: Midcoast Maine.” The book reveals 40 “public preserves along U.S. Route 1 from Brunswick to Belfast, all a few minutes drive from the highway”. “Destinations include mountaintops, upland woods, lowland bogs, and salt marshes” which afford wonderful opportunities for locals and travelers to observe birds and nature. This is an exciting chance to learn of these places from the authors, to ask questions, purchase a copy of the book, and perhaps even to have it autographed by the authors. It’s going to be a great evening. Admission, as always, is free, and annual AHS dues are only $5 please join us! To go to the authors’ website for the book, please click on: bestnaturesites.webs.com. Light refreshments will be served after the evening’s presentation.

Upcoming Historical Society events: July 11- Carolyn Brown will speak on Appleton history at Appleton Historical Society’s Union Meeting House. (Note that the meeting has been postponed one week due to the July 4 holiday weekend.)

Aug. 1- Royce Miller will speak once again at the Miller Homestead on Sennebec Road.

Upcoming Town meetings and election

Thursday, May 26, 7 p.m., K-8 School Budget Meeting and vote (to set the budget to be voted on June 14, by secret ballot) at the Appleton Village School.

Tuesday, May 31, 8 p.m., Five Town C.S.D. (9-12) Budget Meeting and vote (to set the budget to be voted on June 14, by secret ballot) at the Camden Hills Regional High School in Rockport.

Tuesday, June 14, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Annual Municipal Election, Appleton Village School Final Budget vote, Five Town C.S.D. Final Budget vote, by secret ballot at Appleton Town Hall.

Wednesday, June 15 at 7 p.m. – Annual Town Meeting at the Appleton Village School to vote on the municipal budget.

School news

Last AVS Community Meeting of the year and Community Sing! Please join us for our final community meeting of the school year. Friday, May 27 at 2:15 p.m. It the spirit of community, our AVS tribe will join together to sing and celebrate our accomplishments. The more the merrier!

If you take a look out onto the AVS playground this week, you will see a lot of new activities taking place. We have purchased some amazing playground equipment for students to enjoy. We have bought everything from hula hoops to soccer goals, from badminton to jump ropes.  Each class submitted a wish list of items needed. Mrs. King was able to go purchase the items locally thanks to the funds raised. We received a $100 donation from the AVS PTO group and students raised the other $500 as part of the Yankee Candle Fundraiser. Thank you to the PTO for your donation, to Mrs. Christie for all of her time and effort on the fundraiser, and lastly thank you to all the students who sold candles to raise the money. Have fun, include others, and play safe with the new equipment! Thank you to Mrs. King for being such an excellent shopper.  She traveled to Rockland, filled her car to capacity, brought everything back to AVS, and distributed items to various classrooms. Her time and help is very much appreciated. You may even see her outside on the basketball court shooting hoops with some of her students!

Middle School Sports Recognition Night

We wish to invite all Busline League athletes and their parents to our Sports Recognition Night on Wednesday, June 1 at 6 p.m. at AVS. Students who participated in Busline League XC, Soccer, Basketball, Softball, and Baseball will receive certificates from their coaches. We will also have an ice cream buffet. Please mark your calendars to help us recognize the time, energy, and good sportsmanship displayed by our athletes.

Seventh-grade fundraiser

Seventh-graders are still hopeful that we will complete the reading and be supported by sponsors so that we can purchase the gift of animals for families in need. READ TO FEED is an incentive with Heifer International. If you think you could sponsor us, please do not hesitate to give us a call at 785-4504! We hope to finish this effort by May 30 so that we still have time to research and choose our animal gifts.

Library news

Mark your calendar to join Jess Day of Midcoast Music Together at the Appleton library on Thursday, June 2 at 9 a.m., and experience 40 minutes of family musical fun with your child! A community of families sharing songs, instrument play, creative movement and more! This class is for newborns through 5 year olds and their parents/caregivers. Registration is recommended by calling the library at 785-5656. This program is free of charge, but donations will be accepted to benefit future library programming. Children’s Story Time will immediately follow this event. The Appleton Library is located at 2916 Sennebec Road in Appleton, across from the town office.

There’s so much happening in town – but I know there’s more

If you or your organization, team, family, class, group, or friends have anything going on, please do not hesitate to give me call! I’d love to include it! Please give me a call at 342-2329 or email me at kfbutler2003@yahoo.com