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AMS student competes in NE Regionals

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Sadie Cogle

Auburn Middle School (AMS) seventh grader Sadie Cogle will compete this weekend in the juvenile girls division of the New England Regional Figure Skating Championships at the Gordon H. Paquette Arena in Burlington, Vermont. In her first Regionals, she’ll skate to music from the Twilight movie soundtrack.

Sadie started skating at age five through the Learn-to-Skate programs in Auburn and Falmouth. She is coached by Carol Pichette and Maryann Carroll. Off the ice, she enjoys horseback riding, singing in the school chorus, and spending time with friends.

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Night golfers raise $10k for CMHVI

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Golfers prepare to participate in CMMC’s unique Charles Day Glow Golf Scramble, hosted recently by Martindale Country Club.

Central Maine Medical Center’s recent Charles Day Glow Golf Scramble at Martindale Country Club raised $10,000 for the Central Maine Heart and Vascular Institute (CMHVI).

Slated to become CMMC’s fifth premier social event, the unique glow-in-the-dark tournament provides a fun and exciting experience while creating an opportunity to support the work of Central Maine Heart and Vascular Institute.

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Northeast Bank donates $5k for bandstand

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Northeast Bank Community Banking Division President Jeanne Hulit presents a $5,000 donation check to City of Lewiston Finance Director Heather Hunter.

Northeast Bank announced recently that it will donate $5,000 towards the restoration of the historic bandstand in Lewiston’s Kennedy Park.

“We are proud to support such an important and historically significant landmark in the community” said Jeanne A. Hulit, President of the Community Banking Division. “We hope our contribution will further the efforts of the Bandstand Restoration Committee to create a space where residents and visitors alike can enjoy what Lewiston-Auburn has to offer.”

The Kennedy Park Bandstand Restoration Committee was formed in 2013 with a goal of reviving the historic bandstand – originally built in 1868 – as a destination for local arts and cultural events.

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Mechanics Savings Bank breaks ground in Auburn

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Terry Bishop; Tim Hebert; Chip Morrison; Dick Roy; Peter Chapman; Debbie Whittle; Auburn Mayor Jonathan LaBonte; Ed Snook; Lewiston Mayor, Robert MacDonald; Jon Oxman; Rick Vail; Stephen Bryant; Judy Johnson; Alan Hahnel; Tom MacDonald

Mechanics Savings Bank has announced they are 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 groundbreaking was held on October 1, 2014 with plans to open the new branch in early summer 2015. The bank will renovate the existing 10,000 square foot office building, with an anticipated completion date of late 2016.

The new campus layout accommodates ample customer parking and green space.
The interior of the new branch will incorporate updates for an improved customer experience.

Mechanics Savings Bank headquarters have been in Auburn, since it’s founding in 1875. “We believe we are making an investment that will meet customer and community needs for the next century”, said Mechanics Savings Bank President, Rick Vail. “We also hope our initiative can serve as a catalyst to begin improving the gateway into the City of Auburn.”

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Heart Walk raises $127,500

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Event co-chair Kevin Lewis of Maine Community Health Options, with reporter Morgan Sturdivant of WMTW Channel 8.

The 16th annual Central Maine Heart Walk took place on September 14 in Lewiston-Auburn and Rumford to benefit the life-saving research and education of the American Heart Association (AHA). The AHA’s largest event in Central Maine, the flagship walk in Lewiston-Auburn drew approximately 1,200 walkers, who together raised over $127,500.

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Auburn students create “Little Free Libraries”

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Auburn Middle School principal Celeste Beaudet, with students Kristina Bickford and Gretchen Hood

If you want a good book to read in Auburn, there are now a few more places to look, thanks to students participating in the after school and summer programs provided by Auburn Middle School’s Community Learning Center.

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Bandstand project to break ground

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.

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Historical Society to tour early cemetery

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Doug Hodgkin of Androscoggin Historical Society will lead a tour of Clough Cemetery in South Lewiston on Saturday, October 11.

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.

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Mechanic Savings Bank breaks ground on new campus

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Mechanic Savings Bank’s new campus will be on the corner of Minot Avenue and Elm Street in Auburn.

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.

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