A groundbreaking ceremony for the forthcoming restoration of the historic bandstand in Lewiston’s Kennedy Park will take place on Tuesday, October 14 at 10:30 a.m. Members of the public are invited to attend.
The Lewiston City Council passed a resolve supporting the renovation of the bandstand in November of 2011, designating up to $75,000 in Community Block Grant funds appropriated for Kennedy Park improvements to match donations for the project received by the City. A Bandstand Restoration Committee was formed to raise private donations for the project. Donors will be recognized as part of the October 14 ceremony.
As one of the earliest burying grounds in Lewiston and the final resting place of some of its earliest town leaders, the Clough Cemetery on Lisbon Road has tales to tell: of conflicts between early settlers (some of them squatters) and Edward Little’s father, Josiah; of a family squabble over ownership of the family farm; and of a soldier in the American Revolution.
Mechanics Savings Bank is building a new multi-million dollar campus in Auburn. The plans include a new 4,140 square-foot branch on the corner of Minot Avenue and Elm Street. The project, which broke ground this week, is slated for completion in May of 2015. The bank will also renovate its existing 10,000 square foot office building, with an anticipated completion date in late 2016.
Optimist Club president George Mathews presents guest speaker Mary Dempsey, Assistant Director of the Dempsey Center, with a copy of the Optimist Creed after she spoke about the Center and its Dempsey Challenge at a recent club meeting. The LA Optimist Club works to benefit the youth of Lewiston-Auburn. For more information, see www.optimist.org.
Students from the University of Southern Maine’s Lewiston-Auburn College and their families recently took part in supporting community partner National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Maine by participating in the 12th annual “Walk the Walk to Start the Talk” event at Southern Maine Community College in South Portland.
Berman & Simmons, the leading personal injury law firm in Maine, celebrates its 100th anniversary this fall. Only a handful of firms in the state have achieved this milestone. Established in Lewiston in 1914, the firm is recognized nationally for its record of success in trials, a fearless approach to litigation, and for standing up for working people against powerful defendants.
The Franco Center for Heritage and the Performing Arts will host a Community Open House on Thursday, October 2, from 5 to 7 p.m. Light refreshment will be served and a cash bar will available. The event will provide an opportunity to see the Center and to meet the new executive director, Mitch Thomas, as well as the staff and volunteers who help to operate the facility and its programs throughout the year.
The event is free and open to the public. All are welcome to attend. The Center is located at 46 Cedar Street in Lewiston. For more information, call 689-1585 or see www.francocenter.org.
The Pages & Pints series at Lewiston Public Library will kick off with Maine author Russ Phillips on Saturday, September 27 at 6 p.m. This free public event will open in the Library’s Callahan Hall, where Phillips will discuss his book, “CANNED! Artwork of the Modern American Beer Can.” The evening will then continue with tours of Baxter Brewing Co., followed by a reception and beer tasting.
You can meet some of the stars of Animal Planet’s popular TV show “North Woods Law” when they visit the Maine Wildlife Park this weekend on National Hunting and Fishing Day – Saturday, September 27 – from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. and 1 to 3 p.m.
Park visitors will have an opportunity to meet Maine Game Wardens Troy Thibodeau, Jonathan Parker, Rick LaFlamme, Ethan Buck, Kris MacCabe, Alan Curtis, and Eric Blanchard and to ask them about their dangerous jobs and their appearances on the show.
Hampton Hotels, Hilton Worldwide‘s global brand of more than 1,900 mid-priced Hampton Inn, Hampton Inn & Suites, and Hampton by Hilton hotels, recently announced the official opening of its newest property, the 93-room Hampton Inn Lewiston-Auburn, located at 15 Lincoln Street in Lewiston.
“We are excited to join the Hampton family with the opening of Hampton Inn Lewiston-Auburn,” said Allison Beane, general manager, Hampton Inn Lewiston-Auburn. “Our business and leisure guests can expect a friendly staff and welcoming accommodations to make their stay enjoyable.”