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.”
The co-winners of the 2014 Auburn Book Award are Ellena Frumiento, for her book “Rainbow Flowers,” and Rebecca Raby, for her book “Bee Nice.” The two authors created their winning works last year as sixth graders at East Auburn Community School and Fairview School, respectively.
Community members are invited to join Mayor Jonathan LaBonte, members of the Auburn City Council, and members of the original 1915 donor families for an “Exhibition of the Bells” of St. Louis Church on Saturday, September 20 at 11 a.m. The event will take place at Cote Crane Company, located at 2980 Hotel Road in Auburn.
The program will kick off a community campaign to raise $12,000 to purchase the bells and house them as part of a local heritage monument in the New Auburn neighborhood where they have touched the lives of so many for the past 100 years.
Lost Valley Ski & Banquet is in peril. After years of operating in the red and facing the decline of its equipment and infrastructure, the resort lacks funds to open for business this winter, and without help will cease operations.
On Thursday, September 11, the Lewiston Fire Department will hold a ceremony at Central Fire Station in remembrance of the lives lost on 9/11 at the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and Shanksville, Pennsylvania. A moment of silence and symbolic bell ringing will take place at 9:58 a.m. The Fire Department Chaplain will then recite the “Firefighters Prayer” and firefighters will present a wreath donated by the Lewiston Firefighters Association. Community attendance is welcome.
April Clark of Lewiston has been promoted by Manpower Maine to the position of president. In this role, Clark will be responsible for providing strategic leadership for the company by working with the management team to establish long-range goals, strategies, plans, and policies, all while working to support and enhance the Manpower brand.
You’re invited to enjoy a day at the orchard when the Park Avenue Elementary School PTO presents its annual Harvest Festival fundraiser in Wallingford’s Backyard on Saturday, September 13. The event will take place rain or shine from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.