Appleton News

By Jessica Davis | Apr 10, 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 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

Appleton Library's 4th 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.

The American Girl Doll, Josefina has been graciously donated to the Library by Newbury Award Winning Maine Author, Cynthia Lord. This doll is available for a one-week loan period with parental permission and signed borrower's agreement. In her own carrying bag, Josefina is accompanied by a historical book, writing journal, catalog of accessories and a large number of hand-made outfits donated by Joanne McKenna of New Hampshire. Please stop by the library to add your name to the growing waiting list.

Please also stop in to offer a warm welcome to our new Library Coordinator Jane Bennett and let her know how she can best assist in your family's positive library experience. Jane will be actively recruiting volunteers; visit our website for a list of circulation desk volunteer opportunities at, or browse our Volunteer Opportunity Notebook in the main library.

April 23, Jacob DiGirolamo from Treewise Arboriculture will be at the library to talk about tree care from 4 to 6 p.m.

AVS News

The next seniors to lunch will be April 14 at 11:30 a.m. For more information call the school at 785-4504.

There will be an all school assembly April 17 at 2:30 p.m. At this assembly they will be dedicating the school library to long time Appleton teacher Beverly Moody, who passed away in November. All are welcome to attend the assembly.

Softball season is upon us! Here are a few games that the girls will be playing. April 14 at 3:45 p.m. they will be playing Troy Howard at AVS , then on April 16 they will be playing Lincolnville at 3:45 p.m. at AVS.

There will be an early release day April 18 at 11:30 a.m. There will be no school from April 21 through the 25  for April vacation.

Babe Ruth Baseball Registration

Babe Ruth Baseball is for ages 13 to 15 years who reside in Camden, Rockport, Lincolnville, Hope and Appleton. Registration will be open until May 10. Registration fee is $50. Regular season games are played on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays. The season runs from the end of May through the first week of July. If you have questions you may contact Chuck Crans at 236-0044. If interested, please email Chuck Crans at your intentions as soon as possible. Registration forms are available in the AVS office. New players must provide a copy of their birth certificate.

Maine French Exchange

The Maine French Exchange brings students from France to Maine each summer for three week sessions. We have 45 students coming this summer and there are both family helpers and full immersion students available. There is no cost to hosting families except for room and board. The students are each placed with a family and join their hosting family doing whatever it is that they do during the beautiful days of summer that Maine has to offer. If this sounds like an opportunity that your family would like to explore, please call Debra Benner at 785-5126 for more information about the program.

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