Appleton news

By Jessica Davis | May 22, 2014

Memorial Day

The Memorial Day service at the Miller Cemetery in Burkettville will be at 10 a.m. on Monday, May 26. The Pine Grove Cemetery Service will start at 11 a.m. You can meet at Gushee’s Corner at 10:45 a.m. to walk into the cemetery.

Scouts, sports teams, homeschoolers, parents, veterans (and everyone else) are encouraged to meet at 10:45 a.m. at Gushee’s Corner to walk into the cemetery!

News from the Town Office

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 Appleton Village School.

AVS News

Kindergarten registration for this fall’s class is scheduled for the morning of Tuesday, May 27. Registration materials have been mailed to those on our list. If you haven’t been in touch with the school and know someone who is eligible to enroll, please call 785-4504 for an appointment.

There will be an early release on May 22, and no school on May 23, and 26 due to teachers' workshops and Memorial Day.

Appleton Library News

The small Downeast Maine community of Swan’s Island has seen summer people come and go, but it has held on to its stories. Author Kate Webber illustrates island life with humor, affection and the voices of islanders — from the first settlement and 1950s hijacks to courtship and commerce. Explore the first and last one-room schools, island romance in sock-hop days and coastal celebrations. No one kicks up their heels on the third of July like Swan’s Islanders. From spooky haunts to local legends, the island’s history is all its own. Join Webber on this historic romp set against the backdrop of modern island living, and get acquainted with the island that comes alive after the last ferry has pulled away. She will be at the Appleton library, 2916 Sennebec Road, June 7 at 11 a.m. For more information call 785-5656 or visit the library’s website at

Webber earned a degree in anthropology from Bates College, with concentrations in “environment, place and history” and “medieval worlds.” Webber worked with the Freeport Historical Society before spending two years with the Swan’s Island Historical Society through the Island Institute’s fellow program. Her varied historical work and social life on the island led to a column in the Working Waterfront publication, which formed the basis for this book. Kate has since moved to Portland and is working.

We have just received some great new audio books! Some classics like "Charlotte’s Web" and "Little House in the Big Woods" to more current titles like "Peter and the Star catchers" and "Shiloh." There are lots to pick from, with nearly 100 audio books in our junior collection. Library hours are Tuesday, noon to 5 p.m.; Wednesday, 3 to 6 p.m.; Thursday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m.; and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Jammer Soccer Camp 2014

Ryan Hurley, CHRHS Boys Varsity Soccer Coach, will be offering a co-ed soccer camp this summer for children entering third- through eighth-grade in the fall 2014. It runs from 9 a.m. to noon daily, July 14 to 18 at the high school. The cost is $95 (includes T-shirt) for registration and more information call Ryan at 931-5015 or visit:

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