By Robert E. Macdonald
Mayor of Lewiston
By Jonathan P. LaBonte
Mayor of Auburn
The Maine Education Association has a tremendous influence on legislators in Augusta. But make no mistake: the MEA’s mission has nothing to do with improving education for our children.
Dear Maine Taxpayer,
Art Walk LA is getting into full swing! With another lineup of over 40 local artists, new live entertainment, more events and venues in Auburn, and a $250 L.L. Bean gift card raffle, this month’s Art Walk on Friday, July 29 from 5 to 8 p.m. will be one you won’t want to miss.
Anne Auer, a board member and volunteer at The Center for Wisdom’s Women, has decided to celebrate her 50th birthday by hiking up Mt. Whitney in California this summer. With an elevation of 14,496 ft., it is the highest summit in the contiguous United States.
Timberstone Adventures, a family-run disc golf course in Stoneham, recently expanded their operation to include a unique lodging experience: treehouses.
Owners Karen and Frank Ring worked with Zakk Maher of Community Concepts Finance Corp to secure the funding needed to construct three new treehouse cabins on their property, located only 20 minutes north of downtown Norway, abutting the White Mountain National Forrest. The Rings have already started booking reservations through the end of the summer for the newly completed treehouses, which sleep four people each. The largest treehouse, to be completed in August, will sleep eight and will boast a full kitchen, two full baths, two living rooms, and a custom built spiral staircase.
Thomas Jumper, at junior at Lewiston High School and one of Lewiston’s youngest successful entrepreneurs, will be the featured speaker at the next meeting of the Lewiston Auburn Rotary Club on Thursday, August 4 from noon to 1 p.m. at the Ramada Inn of Lewiston.
Employees at Androscoggin Bank were delighted when Patrick Dempsey, in the company of his sister, Mary Dempsey, and several other staff members of the Dempsey Center for Cancer Hope and Healing, stopped by the bank’s Operations Center recently for a surprise visit.
As part of its 75th anniversary celebration, Saint Dominic Academy is inviting all students and teachers who attended Catholic elementary and high school in Lewiston, Auburn, or the surrounding area to a grand reunion weekend called “Ministry in Education” on August 13 and 14.
On Saturday, August 13, reunions will take place from 2 to 4 p.m. at Saint Dominic Academy’s Auburn Campus, followed by a special recognition ceremony. On Sunday, August 14, Bishop Robert P. Deeley will celebrate a special Mass at noon at the Basilica of Saints Peter & Paul in Lewiston. Those planning to attend are asked to RSVP by calling the school office at 782-6911.