Appleton news

By Jessica Davis | Jan 24, 2013

Appleton Historical Society News

The annual potluck supper hosted by Appleton Historical Society will be Monday, Feb. 4, at 6 p.m., at Appleton Library, 2916 Sennebec Road in Appleton. Please bring a dish to share with others. If history is any indicator, the food will be excellent and the humor good! Please note the early starting time for the potluck.

Appleton Historical Society's annual meeting will follow the potluck at 7 p.m., and will include the election of officers for 2013.

The evening's program will follow that, and begin as close to 7:30 as possible. Sid Quarrier will present Landscapes and Geology of Midcoast Maine. Sid will explore the major landscape features of Midcoast Maine and discuss the ways in which the area's geologic history formed today's coastline and landscape. He will show slides to illustrate his presentation.

Bring a friend! Remind a neighbor! We'd like a large turnout for the potluck supper and program and we need a large turnout for the annual meeting.

Kindly bring a plate and place setting for yourself for the potluck.

Watch your mailbox during the last week of January for Appleton Historical Society's Annual Newsletter, to be mailed about Jan. 28.

Now is the time to renew your membership for 2013! At only $5 per person, it remains a bargain. Your paid membership helps preserve Appleton's past for future generations. Lifetime memberships are only $100 per person. Contributions of time, money, and historical items gratefully accepted.

Appleton Library News

For the first time the 2012 Maine State Income Tax form CP (Voluntary Contributions) includes a check-off for the Maine Public Library Fund. By law all contributions received must be used to help Maine public libraries. This fund, administered by Maine State Library, has the potential to help public libraries like your local Appleton Library with new eBook content, interlibrary loan support, continuing education, and many other services. Interested taxpayers can check No. 8 — Maine Public Library Fund — on Schedule CP to make a donation, which will mean so much to Maine’s public libraries!!

Do you like to do jigsaw puzzles or play chess? Bring a friend and stop in any day to enjoy these two favorite activities at Appleton Library!

Don’t forget to come and check out the library’s story time for children on Thursdays from 10:15 to 11 a.m.!

Appleton Library's annual Souper Supper and Cake Auction

The Appleton Library's annual Souper Supper and Cake Auction has been scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 26, from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at Appleton Village School, 737 Union Road in Appleton. This annual event is a great way to support the yearly operating expenses of the library and to catch up with neighbors and friends! Delicious soups, bread and dessert will be served for $8 for adults, $5 for children, and free to children younger than 5. The Lively Cake Auction hosted by Rosey Gerry will begin at 6 p.m. The library is currently seeking confirmation of soup and cake donations; please call Debby Keiran at 785-2418 or email to confirm your participation in this important annual fundraiser.

AVS News

The 2013 Hope, Appleton and Lincolnville wrestling season will start Wednesday, Jan. 23. Practice will start 4 and end at 6 p.m in the LCS gym. All interested students, boys and girls, in grades 5 through 8 are encouraged to join this years’ wrestling team. No prior experience is necessary and all who join will be able to compete against opponents of similar size. Athletes from Hope School will be able to ride the YMCA shuttle bus to Lincolnville Central School for practice each day. There is an optional 1-hour supervised study hall from 3 to 4 p.m. at Lincolnville Community School for the athletes to complete homework. Appleton Village School athletes are encouraged to carpool, and Coach Kelly will help coordinate this.

Questions should be emailed directly to Coach Kelly at or call him at 322-6585.

The next Seniors to lunch at the school will be Feb. 11. For more information or questions you can call the school at 785-4504.

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