Appleton news

By Jessica Davis | Mar 20, 2014

AVS News

Thursday, March 27, at 6:30 p.m., we will have our "Music in Our Schools Month" concert. Presenting students will be: third-grade playing recorders, fourth-grade playing keyboards, fifth-grade and middle school students playing their band instruments. Please plan to come enjoy the music and support these students.

Partners for Enrichment is delighted to announce that Nancy Tyndall will be bringing her wonderful Milkweed Puppet Theater to AVS’s kindergarten, first- and second-grades on March 20, March 24 and March 28. During these workshops, students will make their own puppets and put on a puppet show. The workshops are made possible by Partners for Enrichment, an all-volunteer nonprofit providing arts and science enrichment to the K through eight schools of Appleton, Hope and Lincolnville.

Every spring a Yankee Candle Sale is run through the school office. Money raised this year will help with Busline League uniform replacements and field trips. Orders should be ready for pickup at AVS by the start of May (in plenty of time for Mother’s Day). New this year is an online ordering feature (for those long-distance relatives and friends). If you need more information, order forms, or if you have any questions, contact Marty Christie at 785-4504. Thank you for your support!

Appleton Town Office News

The Selectmen want to ensure all senior citizens, shut-ins, and those in need receive assistance during this cold and snowy winter. If you or someone you know is in need of help, please contact the Town Office at 785-4722. They will be happy to assist with finding help from an appropriate source.

Nomination papers are now available at the Town Office for the following positions: Planning Board, Appleton Village School Board Member, Five Town CSD School Board Member, Road Commissioner and Selectman. The deadline for nomination papers to be returned to the Town Office is Friday, April 25, at 1:30 p.m. For more information call the Town Office at 785-4722.

Thursday, April 3, at 7 p.m. there will be a Budget Committee Meeting for the municipal budget at Appleton Town Hall.

Thursday, April 10,  at 7 p.m. there will be a Budget Committee Meeting for the school budget at Appleton Town Hall.

All reports for the Appleton Town Report need to be submitted by April 29. This is also the deadline for paying your property taxes so your name is not listed in the town report.

Appleton Library News

The Appleton Library's fourth Annual "Baking for Books" Fundraiser will be Saturday, April 12, from 6 to 8 p.m. This fun-filled event will feature a dessert buffet and book-themed cakes for silent auction.

All ages are welcome with a charge of $5 for a dessert and drink; $20 family cap. Exhibit your creativity by donating a book-themed cake; prizes will be awarded for the Best Adult-baked Cake and Best Student-baked Cake!

All proceeds to benefit the Library's Book Fund. Contact Margaret Wilson at or 785-5662 to register your themed cake or to donate a dessert. Appleton Library is located at 2916 Sennebec Road, across from Appleton Town Office. For more information check out the library’s website at or call the library at 785-5656.

Free Learn To Swim Program

Penobscot Bay YMCA will host its annual Learn to Swim Program during April vacation for children ages 6 through 12 in Knox County and Lincolnville, April 21 to 24, 9:30 to 11:30, 30 minute lessons). For more information contact Ben St. Cyr at 236-3375 ext. 222 or go to

MSAD 28 Summer Activities Fair

The Summer Activities Fair is fast approaching! March 26, 5 to 7 p.m., Camden Rockport Elementary School Gym. Do you know of a summer program that should be there? Camps, lessons, childcare options, any sort of summer activity, program, business, organization that caters to children. All are welcome to a table at the fair to promote themselves, free of charge! Registration for the Summer Activities Fair is going on now. For information, contact Heather Mackey at 594-2293 or

There will be a Grand Prize Week of Camp Raffle sponsored by the Children's House Montessori School! The winner can select from any of the camps participating in the Fair (up to $200)!

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