AVS News

Appleton eighth-graders will be hosting a 5k Run and Walk April 27 to raise money for their class trip to Boston. Register the day of the race. Registration is 7:45 to 8:45 a.m. The race will start at the ball field on Appleton Ridge Road, go to West Appleton Road and back to the field. The cost is $10, if you have any questions please call Jeff Hilt at 975-9699.

The eighth-grade class would like to invite you to a Spring Bizarre and Gym Sale, Saturday, May 4, from 8 a.m. to noon. This is a great opportunity to sell some of those no longer needed treasures, or perhaps to find the bargain of a lifetime, and at the same time support the eighth-grade class trip to Boston. Tables are available to rent for you to sell your wares at a suggested donation of $20 per table. If you need more than a table, other space can be made available in the gym for you based on your needs and display size. Large items can be set up in the parking lot (cars, boats, snowmobiles, elephants, etc.). The gym will be open Friday evening, May 3rd, from 5 to 7 p.m. for set up, and again Saturday morning prior to the sale from 6:30 to 8 a.m. Refreshments will be available for sale as well. Please contact Chris and Mary Kate Moody at 785-2359 to reserve table/floor space for this awesome event. Tell your family, your friends, and "Come Join the Party"!!!

Appleton sports

Busline League Softball Schedule (Combined Hope-Appleton Team)

Monday, April 22, H/A @ Belfast; Wednesday, April 24, H/A @ Lincolnville; Monday, April 29, Medomak @ H/A; Wednesday, May 1, Searsport @ H/A; Friday, May 3, H/A @ Camden-Rockport Middle School; Monday, May 6, H/A @ Oceanside; Wednesday, May 8, Belfast @ H/A; Friday, May 10, Lincolnville @ H/A; Monday, May 13, H/A @ Medomak; Wednesday, May 15, Camden-Rockport Middle School @ H/A; Monday, May 20, H/A @ Searsport; Wednesday, May 22, Oceanside @ H/A.

Home games will be played on the field behind AVS starting at 3:45 p.m. We welcome family and community members to attend all games and support the efforts of our athletes.

Busline League Baseball Schedule (Combined Hope, Appleton and Lincolnville Team)

Tuesday, April 23, Searsport @ HAL; Thursday, April 25, HAL @ Medomak; Tuesday, April 30, HAL @ Camden-Rockport Middle School; Thursday, May 2, HAL @ Oceanside; Tuesday, May 7, HAL @ Searsport; Thursday, May 9, Camden-Rockport Middle School @ HAL; Saturday, May 11, Troy Howard (Belfast) @ HAL (Doubleheader) 10 a.m. start; Tuesday, May 14, Medomak @ HAL; Thursday, May 16, Oceanside @ HAL.

Hope-Appleton-Lincolnville home games will be played behind Lincolnville Central School starting at 3:45 p.m., unless otherwise noted. Everyone is welcome to attend!

Appleton Town Office News

The town office will be closed May 2 and May 9 for workshop and conferences.

Nomination papers are now available at the town office for the following positions: one planning board associate member for 2 years, two planning board members for 3 years, two Appleton Village School Board members for 3 years, one Five Town CSD Board Member for 3 years and one selectman for 3 years. The deadline to return nomination papers to the town office is Friday, April 26, by 1:30 p.m.

The town is also requesting sealed bids for the following: Town Property Mowing, Cemetery Mowing and the Annual Town Report. These bids are due on Tuesday, April 23, at 7 p.m.

They are also requesting bids for the Town of Appleton Sign; the bid is due Tuesday, April 30, at 7 p.m. The annual Audit for FY 2012/13, and that bid is due Tuesday, June 18, at 7 p.m.

For more information you can call the town office at 785-4722 or write to the Town of Appleton, 2915 Sennebec Road, Appleton, ME, 04862. Bid packets are available for pick-up at Appleton Town Office during regular office hours.

CHRHS Art Student of the month

Claire Horne has been a named the Student of the month at Camden Hills Regional High School. She has been involved in the arts since middle school. At CHRHS, she has taken classes in Drawing, Advanced Drawing and Painting, Photography, and Advanced Art Portfolio. Horne’s mixed media self portrait was selected as one of two works from CHRHS for the Youth Art Month exhibition at Portland Museum of Art in March. Her acrylic painting, “Continuity” was one of just 20 winners statewide in the 2013 Maine MLTI Laptop Screensaver Contest. Great job, Claire!

Appleton Historical Society News

The Second annual AHS Benefit Plant Sale will take place Saturday, May 4, at 9 a.m. Divide some of your plants, and donate them to the plant sale! Pick-up for plants can be arranged. All proceeds to benefit the Appleton Historical Society, and its efforts to preserve Appleton’s heritage and history, and our Union Meetinghouse. We need to raise about $50,000 to replenish our modest endowment and paint the Union Meetinghouse. Lead abatement is costly!

The annual Appleton Cemetery work day will be a Saturday in May, date to be announced soon!

Girl Scout News

The Appleton Girl Scout Troop will be having a lemonade stand at Appleton Historical Society’s annual plant sale May 4 starting at 9 a.m. Come and support our new Girl Scout troop! The next meeting will be April 20 at 10:30 a.m. to noon at the Appleton library. For more information on the Appleton Girl Scouts, you can contact Amanda Gurney at 322-2554.

Richard Blanco, Inaugural Poet, Coming to Town

Monday, April 22, Richard Blanco, 2013 Inaugural Poet, is coming to Camden Hills to do a reading for Appleton, Hope, and Lincolnville middle school students. Partners for Enrichment, the event organizers, have invited middle school students from Camden-Rockport and Ashwood Waldorf and high school students from Camden Hill to join our students for this event.

At 7 p.m. that evening, Blanco will do a reading for the community. Tickets, $10 for adults, $5 for students, are available at Lincolnville Community Library, Mildred Stevens Williams Memorial Library in Appleton, Hope General Store, HELLO HELLO Books and Reading Corner in Rockland, Owl & Turtle Books and HAV II in Camden, Camden Public Library, Rockport Public Library and Left Bank Books in Belfast. A limited number of tickets will be available at the door.

Partners for Enrichment is an all-volunteer nonprofit celebrating 16 years of providing arts and science enrichment to Appleton Village School, Hope Elementary School, and Lincolnville Central School. For more information, contact partnersforenrichment@gmail.com.