Appleton News

By Jessica Davis | Feb 27, 2014

Appleton Library News

Story hour at the library is Thursday from 10:15 to 11:30 a.m. It’s a great time for toddlers and preschoolers to come listen to stories and make a craft!

The Chewonki Foundation will be at the library March 8  at 11 a.m. They will be presenting their "Predators: The Balance of Nature program." See predators in the context of food webs and natural cycles! Explore attitudes toward predators and reasons for their decline throughout history because of habitat loss and human interference! Discuss current events that emphasize the importance of predators in maintaining the world’s ecological balance. See Chewonki’s mounted coyote and meet three live, non-releasable predators! It’s a great thing to bring the family to see!

Appleton Library is seeking a part-time (10 hours per week) library coordinator to work with the Board of Trustees and volunteers to supervise programs and services at Appleton Library. We are seeking a professional who is well organized, can communicate with a variety of people and has excellent computer skills. The candidate will need to supervise a staff of volunteers, maintain records and submit reports, write grants and catalog books, update our website, and plan events and programming. Library experience preferred. Please send resume to Elaine Tracy, P.O. Box 208, Union, Maine 04862 by March 15.

Republican Caucus

The Appleton Republican Caucus will be March 1 at 12:30 p.m. at Rockland Middle School, 30 Broadway St. in Rockland.

The purpose of the caucus is to elect delegates and alternates to the State Convention, elect members to the Knox County Republican Committee and organize upcoming elections. All Appleton Republicans are urged to attend this event.

The State Convention will be in Bangor on April 25 and 26 at the Cross Convention Center. This is an excellent opportunity for local Republicans to meet and speak with those who are running for office. If you have any questions, you can contact Fred Bucklin at 785-3772 or

Democratic Caucus

Democrats in most Maine towns will caucus Sunday, March 2. In Appleton, the caucus will start at 2 p.m. at the Town Office, 2915 Sennebec Road. Kristin Sims will be the convener, and she will be the one to decide if necessary whether to move the Appleton caucus to the storm date of March 9 at the same time and place. People may call her at 399-4705 with questions.

A registrar or deputy will be at the Town Office before the 2 p.m. start to register new voters or unenrolled voters who wish to enroll in the Democratic Party and participate in the caucus.

The principal business of the caucus is to form an Appleton Democratic Committee with elected officers, to elect five Appleton members of the Knox County Democratic Committee and four Appleton delegates to the State Democratic Convention. The Convention this year will be May 30 and 31 at the new Cross Insurance Center in Bangor.

There is no limit to the number of members on the town committee, and all Appleton Democrats are welcome and encouraged to join.

Appleton Historical Society News

At its March meeting, Appleton Historical Society will present a discussion with Donovan Bowley, on "Getting About on the Waldo Patent in the 1790s." This will include mention of early Appleton, and will examine the question, "How did the early settlers explore and travel within the original 30 mile square Muscongus (or Lincolnshire) Grant, and on its 600,000 acres which later became known as the Waldo Patent?" The discussion will include maps of the area from the earliest days. The meeting will be Monday, March 3, at Appleton's Mildred Stevens Williams Library, 2916 Sennebec Road, in Appleton Village at the St. Georges River Bridge opposite the town offices. The meeting is at 7 p.m.; the presentation will begin at 7:30 p.m. The public is welcome. Light refreshments will be served.

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