Appleton news

By Jessica Davis | Apr 03, 2014

Town Office News

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 the nomination papers 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 Historical Society News

The April meeting of Appleton Historical Society is Monday, April 7. Ted and Anne Johnson, longtime residents of Appleton, will discuss growing up in Appleton. Ted was born in North Appleton, and he and Anne have lived here all their married life. They have seen people and buildings come and go, and watched the broad open fields of earlier days grow up to forest. Theirs is a long perspective on this town that not many of us have. Come and join them for an evening of discussion. They will share some reminiscences and will welcome your participation in the conversation. Whether you are a longtime resident yourself, or a newcomer, it promises to be an interesting evening.

The meeting will be in the evening of Monday, April 7, at the Mildred Stevens Williams Library, 2916 Sennebec Road in Appleton Village. It will begin with a short business meeting at 7 p.m., and the evening's program is expected to begin about 7:30 p.m. Light refreshments will be served following the program. The public is welcome.

Don't forget the Cemetery Cleanup Day on May 3 and the AHS Plant Sale on May 10 at the library!

Appleton Library News

The Appleton Library's fourth Annual "Baking for Books" Fundraiser will take place 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; there is a $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.

AVS News

Last week was the spring concert at AVS, the third-graders played the recorders, fourth-graders played the keyboard, the fifth-grade band played and the middle school band as well. The kids did a great job with their instruments. Thank you to Wendy Thatcher-Hall for all your hard work with the kids! It was an enjoyable evening.

MSAD 28 Summer Activities Fair

The Summer Activities Fair is fast approaching! This has been rescheduled to Friday, April 4, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., at the 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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