Appleton news

By Jessica Davis | Jan 23, 2014

Appleton Library News

Join Appleton Library staff for the annual Souper Supper fundraiser at Appleton Village School (737 Union Road, Appleton) Saturday, Jan. 25, from 5 to 7 p.m. $8 per adult, $5 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 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 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 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 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.

AVS News

There will be a school committee meeting on Jan. 27 at 6 p.m. in the library at AVS.

Five Town Travel Basketball

The travel basketball season is fast approaching. Tryouts and registration are scheduled for Jan. 25 at Lincolnville Central School beginning at 9 a.m. Grades 3 through 4 from 9 to 10 a.m., grades 5 through 7 from 10 to 11 a.m., grade 7 through 8 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and high school players, noon to 1 p.m.

FTBB will be assisting with the forming of the teams. When all the teams are established after tryouts, each player will need to register on the FTBB website,

FTBB will help with finding tournaments for each team to play in throughout the travel season. FTBB hopes to see a nice turnout. If anyone has any questions, feel free to email a board member through the FTBB website or For anyone who does have a Facebook account, they can request to be added to the Five Town Facebook page and can keep up with current events.

Coastal Youth Football News

Appleton Village School students Ian Dionne, Jackson Bernier, J.J. Harrington and Caden Gurney played instrumental roles throughout an undefeated 11-0 season to help lead the Five Town Football Junior Varsity Jammers to the Coastal Youth Football League championship over Rockland Orange by a score of 20-0. The game took place on Saturday, Nov. 2, at Great Salt Bay School in Damariscotta. Dionne (Center/Cornerback), Bernier (Wingback/Cornerback/Linebacker), Harrington (Offensive Tackle/Cornerback) and Gurney (Power Tackle/Defensive Tackle) represented their school and Five Town Football with true Red and White Jammer Pride.

"This is such a talented team, but it was really the kids' hard work,character and camaraderie that carried them here," stated Jammers Head Coach Joe Russillo after the win. "They earned this, and deserve every bit of the label 'champion'."

Please come check out the trophy on display until Jan. 28.

Middle School Softball and Baseball Sign-ups

Looking ahead … there are sign-up sheets in the gym for students in grades 6, 7 and 8 for Busline League softball and baseball. If your children are at all interested, please encourage them to sign up. We need to see if there will be enough players to form teams this year.

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