The Evangelization Team of Prince of Peace Parish will lead tours of the Sts. Peter and Paul Basilica on Ash Street in Lewiston during the Great Falls Balloon Festival on Saturday and Sunday, August 22 and 23. Offered free of charge, the tours will depart from the Basilica’s front steps on the half hour between 1 and 3 p.m. each day. A bus service will transport guests to and from the Festival grounds beginning at 12:45 p.m. A cafe on the downstairs level will offer refreshments after each tour.
In conjunction with the Great Falls Balloon Festival, the Great Falls Model Railroad Club will celebrate another storied mode of transportation with its fifth annual Train Fest on Saturday, August 22, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, August 23, from noon to 5 p.m.
By Jonathan P. LaBonté
Mayor of Auburn
By Robert E. Macdonald
Mayor of Lewiston
With 90-degree heat this week, air conditioners are cranking and electricity meters are spinning. Household bills may go up, but it’s Mainers seeking good jobs who really pay the price for high electricity costs.
Dear Maine Taxpayer,
Daniel Buck Appraisals, Auctions & Art Gallery celebrated the opening of their newly renovated 4,000 sq. ft. auction gallery and 2,000 sq. ft. art and antiques gallery recently with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at their 501 Lisbon Street location in Lisbon.
The Androscoggin County Chamber of Commerce, in conjunction with the American Red Cross, will conduct a blood drive on Monday, August 17 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Chamber’s office at 415 Lisbon Street in Lewiston. The goal for the drive is to collect 30 units of blood, each of which can save three lives. To reach this goal, the drive will need 50 donors.