Appleton news

By Jessica Davis | Jan 16, 2014

Appleton Library News

Join Appleton Library staff for the annual Souper Supper Fundraiser at Appleton Village School (737 Union Road, Appleton) on Saturday, Jan. 25, 5 to 7 p.m.  $8 per adult, $5 for those age 12 and younger, $25 per family. Delicious homemade soups and fresh breads, followed by a lively cake auction with Rosie Gerry! Please call the library ahead of this event if you are able to donate a soup, 785-5656. All proceeds to benefit the library's general fund.

Appleton Historical Society News

Our next meeting, which is our AHS Annual Meeting, will be Monday, Feb. 3, at 6:15 p.m., at Appleton Library. The annual potluck dinner will precede the Annual Meeting, and is the reason for the early starting time. Please bring a dish to share and a place setting for yourself. The evening's program will be provided by Appleton resident Andy Vietze, speaking on his book "Boon Island, A True Story of Mutiny, Shipwreck, and Cannibalism."

The Slate of Officers for 2014, to be voted upon at the Annual Meeting, is as follows: President: Mary Kate Moody, Vice President: Elaine Tracy, Treasurer: Lisa Goodridge, Recording Secretary: Patty Sheehan, Corresponding Secretary: Donovan Bowley and Trustee, to replace Jackie Dunham, whose term expires: Phelps Brown.

We hope to have a large turnout for the Annual Meeting, to ensure that as many as possible will vote in our election of officers. Remember that only paid-up members are eligible to vote. Membership is only $5 per person for the year, and $10 per couple. Please see Elaine Tracy, treasurer.

Girl Scouts

The Appleton Girl Scouts next meeting will be at Appleton Library on Saturday, Jan. 25, from 10:30 a.m. to noon. They have just started selling Girl Scout cookies! For more information on Girl Scouts, call Amanda Gurney at 322-2554.

Appleton Village School News

There will be no school Friday, Jan. 17, due to a teacher’s workshop.

There will be no school Monday, Jan. 20, in observance of Martin Luther King Day.

The next school board meeting will be Jan. 27, at 6 p.m. in the AVS library.

The AVS community wants to thank Cheryl Morin for her leadership and vision in organizing the Community Contra Dance and Silent Auction to raise funds for AVS. More than $1,000 was raised at the event and will go toward spring field trips for each grade cluster. It was a great evening and a wonderful way to celebrate with the wider community. Chrissy Fowler did a wonderful job of sharing traditional contra dances and teaching beginner dancers the steps while keeping things light and fun for all. Thank you to all the teachers, teachers’ union, parents, students and local businesses who helped make this a successful event. A special thank you to Cheryl Morin, Than Porter, Jenny Roberts, Jared Todd, Tammy King, Lillie Vitelli, Karen Scott, Elaine Emerson, Margaret Christie, Darcy Johnston, Anthony Lufkin, Stephanie Sala, Ian Stewart and Jennifer Guilfoyle, Kelly Callahan, Kat Richman, Heather Wyman, Christine deLorimier, Victoria Marshall, the Costigan Family and all the families that donated to the concession stand!

If you have a child who is 5 years old on or before Oct. 15, 2014, he/she is eligible to enroll in kindergarten this fall. Please contact the school office (785-4504) to place that child’s name on our list. Registration does not take place until the spring, but for budgeting purposes we are trying to determine the class size. Thank you for your help.

2014 Mid-Coast Wrestling Club Youth Wrestling Program

This program is for any interested boys or girls in the five-town area grades kindergarten through four. Kids are separated by age and weight. Tuesday and Thursday, 4 to 5:30 p.m., starting Jan. 21 through early April, at the Camden-Rockport Middle School Gym, $25 per participant. MCWC Youth Wrestling Program offers a fun, easy, and affordable opportunity for area youth to try the sport of wrestling. Some participants may choose to attend with the club the numerous youth tournaments around the state (usually on Sundays). Wrestling shoes and headgear will be required equipment after the first two weeks of practice. No experience neccessary. Kids of all shapes and sizes can be successful. For more information, contact Dwight Collins at 322-9751 or or Aaron Henderson at 236-6178 or

Daughters ‘n Dads

The CONNECTIONS program invites Girls in Knox County and Lincolnville in grades 3, 4, and 5 and their dads, step-dads, uncles, grandfathers, or other significant males in their lives to attend three sessions for food, facts and fun. Location: Penobscot Bay Y, 116 Union St., Rockport, on Thursdays: Jan. 16, 23 and 30.

The focus of the program is to have fun and provide information about issues such as not using tobacco or other substances, anti-bullying skills, increased physical activity, promote good nutrition, and bonding between parent and child. Each evening starts with a “Getting to Know You” activity, followed by a light healthy meal and a short discussion on making healthy choices. The remainder of the evening is spent playing games and activities that everyone can participate in equally. The series is free, but you must register to participate. Attendance at all three evening is strongly encouraged. Enrollment is limited, so sign up today!

To register, contact Nancy Laite at 236-6313, ext. 2 or

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