Appleton news

By Jessica Davis | May 01, 2014

News from the Town Office

May 8 and 9, the Town Office will be closed, as staff will be away for a conference.

May 27 at 7 p.m. is the Five Town CSD School Budget Meeting at the high school in Rockport.

May 29 at 7 p.m. is the Appleton Village School Budget Meeting at the Appleton Village School.

The people who returned nomination papers for the municipal election June 10 are as follows:

Scott Wiley and Christopher Collins both turned in nomination papers for selectman. (Scott Wiley is the current selectman).

Planning Board for three-year term, David Kelley and Riley Fenner; Deborah Keiran for Appleton School Board; James McBrien Jr. for the Five Town CSD School Board member; and David Gould and Curtis Starrett for Road Commissioner (Curtis Starrett is the current Road Commissioner).

Appleton Library News

Nancy Glassman has graciously lent Appleton Library several of her paintings to be on display for the enjoyment of library patrons. Glassman’s responsive paintings, in watercolor and oil, explore effects of light and the nuanced colors of seasonal change. In landscape or still life subjects, she looks for shapes, patterns and rhythms to carry the viewer through complicated scenes. She has had solo shows at the Calbeck Gallery (where she is represented), CMCA, the Maine Statehouse in Augusta, the libraries in Belfast, Portland and Searsmont, and has been in group shows throughout Maine and out of state. She received the Harlow Gallery First Place award in 2009. In 2011, her work was included in the Die Sao Paolo Biennale, in Dusseldorf, Germany. She has taught art for more than 40 years, including 25 years at Farnsworth Art Museum.

AVS News

Partners for Enrichment is pleased to offer an all-school science assembly May 2 at 8:30 a.m. and parents are welcome to attend. Professional skateboarders join a scientist to show off their best stuff and explain the magic and science behind the art of skateboarding. Concepts explored are: Distribution of Force (safety/how helmets and padding work), Center of Gravity (balance), Momentum/Inertia (board and skater motion), and Center of Mass (spins/ollies).

May 5 is Authors’ Day 2014 at AVS from 10:45 to 11:45 a.m. Partners for Enrichment is delighted to announce our 2014 lineup. Liza Gardner Walsh, former children’s librarian and educator, and author of "The Fairy House Handbook" and "The Fairy Garden Handbook" will present to kindergarten through grade 2 students. (For more information about Walsh, visit or Ben Bishop, the graphic novelist and illustrator of "Lost Trail," the graphic novel retelling of "Lost on a Mountain in Maine," will be present to third, fourth and fifth grades. Bishop was a huge hit with the middle school last year, and staff is delighted to have him return. (For more information about Bishop, visit Best-selling author and Lincolnville resident Kate Braestrup will present to our sixth, seventh and eighth grades. Braestrup is a journalist, a chaplain to the Maine State Warden service, and author of the memoir "Here if you need me." (For more information about Braestrup, visit

AVS and Sherman’s Books in Camden, present Summer Reading BOOKFAIR: The Cream of the Crop…May 6, 7 and 8. This fair will bring a selection of the best in children’s and young adult literature to our community at a substantial savings. This joint venture has been several years in the making, and we are hoping you will come, browse and purchase excellent titles for your children or grandchildren’s summer reading. Books have been carefully chosen from the 2014-15 Maine Student Book Awards list; The Lupine Awards, Katahdin Awards; 2014 Reading Roundup (Maine Regional Library System panel of esteemed librarians and educators) and a representative sampling of the best new Graphic Novels. As a first-time welcome, all books will be offered at a 25 percent discount. Payment with checks only, made out to Appleton Village School. This is your chance to browse titles, hold the books in your hand, make your book selection and save money. Books will be on display Tuesday and Wednesday daily, after the close of the regular school day until 3:30 p.m. And on Thursday, after the close of the regular school day until the beginning of the spring concert.

Thursday, May 8, will be the Art Stroll and chorus concert. The Art Stroll will begin at 5:30 p.m. and the concert will begin at 6:30 p.m.

The next seniors to lunch will be May 12 at 11:30 a.m. For more information call the school at 785-4504.

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