Appleton library’s summer 2011 100 book challenge

Summer is a GREAT time to READ! Use your down time to start a new book series, explore a new genre, or catch up on the books written by your favorite author! Whatever your interest, your local library is the best place to visit to stock up on reading materials!

The Appleton library would like to challenge students in grades K-12 to collectively read 100 books this summer! How many books will YOU read to help meet this goal?

To participate:

1. Register at the library circulation desk.

2. Borrow books with your Appleton library card.

3. Read!

4. Return your books to the library and record the title of any completed book(s).

5. Repeat steps 1-4!

The library will host a participation party in September 2011– please join in the FUN, enjoy your summer and challenge yourself to READ!

The library is open on Tuesdays: 12 noon to 5 p.m., Wednesdays: 3 to 6 p.m., Thursdays: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. and Saturdays: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Tri-County Solid Wast household hazardous waste drop off day

TCSW will be hosting a Hazardous waste drop off day on Saturday, June 18 from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. The fee for drop off is $10 per unit. A unit is equal to five gallons or 20 pounds of hazardous waste. Items that you may dispose of are: oil/alkyd based paints (no latex), stains, thinners, paint strippers, solvents, varnishes, lacquers, wood preservatives, adhesives, rubber cement, kerosene, gasoline, diesel, engine degreaser, brake fluid, antifreeze, hydraulic oil, poisons, insecticides, weed killers, pesticides, moth balls, hobby supplies, artist supplies, photography chemicals, chemistry sets, nail polish remover, cleaners, drain openers, spot removers, swimming pool chemicals, aerosol containers, oil based driveway sealers, old carbon tetrachloride fire extinguishers, and propane cylindars. If there are other items that you are unsure about, please call Hank at 785-2261. Tri County Solid Waste is open Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, 8 a.m.to 4:30 p.m.

From the PTO

Keep updated and involved with the Appleton Village School PTO through Facebook! The PTO is administering a Facebook page dedicated to connecting with our AVS community. Find out about upcoming events, how you can get involved, check out pictures, or just chat with other parents, students, and teachers. We encourage everyone to ‘Like’ our page and be part of the conversation. If you are already a member of Facebook, just search for Appleton Village School and click ‘Like.’ If you are not a member, you can join easily with just an email address. We have great plans for reaching out to the community in new ways, establishing opportunities for parents to get involved in the issues and activities that spark their interest. For more information, email Kelly Callahan ridgelife@gmail.com.

School news

Last day of school! Not that anyone with children needs any reminder, but the last day of school is Wednesday, June 15 at 11:30 a.m.

At the H.A.L. Regional Battle of the Books held at Lincolnville Central School back on May 18, the 6-8 grade level team “Q.U.A.C.K.” came in first place! Q.U.A.C.K. consists of all sixth-graders; team members are: Morgan Ford, Kabien Gardner, Quinn Kelley, Jack Moody, and Makyna Thomas. This victory is an incredible feat so if you see any of these students, please give them a hearty congratulations.

Planning board public hearing

The Appleton Planning Board will hold a public hearing on Monday, June 13, at the Appleton library at 7:15 p.m. The purpose of the hearing is to explain a proposed change to the Shoreland Zoning Map and to hear from the public. The only section involved is located on the west side of the wetland at the head of Sennebec Pond. The change is from limited residential to resource protection, to meet state guidelines, as directed by the Department of Environmental Protection. This change is a continuation of the town wide changes made in June 2009. There are maps at the town office showing the area. An article for the town meeting on June 15, addresses this issue. The public is invited to attend.

Election Day

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.

The following people are running for office on the June 14 ballot: Scott Wiley for selectman, Deborah Keiran is running for a three-year term on the school board and Katherine Richman is running for a two-year term on the school board. David Gould and Curtis Starrett are both running for Road Commissioner. There are several planning board spots open with only Robert Hall on the ballot.

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