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.
Museum L-A will unveil its latest exhibit, “Covering the Nation: The Art of the Bates Bedspread,” on Saturday, July 23, from 1 to 4 p.m. The exhibit brings together a remarkable array of never before displayed examples of world famous Bates Bedspreads from the museum’s impressive collection. The event is free and open to the public.
For $150 and a 300-word essay, hopeful restaurant owners could land a successful restaurant and a place to live in one fell swoop by winning “Maine’s Dream Restaurant Contest.” Essays are now being accepted online at fuelcontest.com and by mail to Fuel Essay Contest, P.O. Box 591, Lewiston, ME, 04243, to win Fuel restaurant and a two-bedroom condo. Entries will be accepted online until October 17 at midnight and by mail until October 14.
The debate on whether or not voters should increase Maine’s minimum wage continues, but now liberals pushing for it are exposed for hypocrisy.
By Jonathan P. LaBonté
Mayor of Auburn
For the fourth year in a row, thousands of people throughout the state have voted The Public Theatre in Lewiston “Best Theatre in Maine” in the annual Down East Magazine readers’ poll. Co-Artistic Directors Christopher Schario and Janet Mitchko picked up the award recently at a banquet held in Portland to celebrate the 2016 “Best of Maine” winners.
As part of their continuing effort to bring four seasons of activity and entertainment to the community, the Lost Valley Ski Area of Auburn will present the Big Buck Music Festival on Saturday, July 23. The first in a series of music festivals planned for future months, this regional destination event will feature seven indie rock musical acts, including several from Boston. The festivities will kick off at noon, with performances to follow throughout the day, concluding at 10 p.m. Other activities will include inflatable rides and slides and a climbing wall. An eclectic array of food trucks and vendors will also be on hand.
Celebration Barn Theater of South Paris will present a performance by comedic magician Peter Boie on Saturday, July 16 at 8 p.m. Boie, who some recognize by his trademark orange sneakers, grew up in Maine, where he first became fascinated with magic at the age of eleven. That early interest blossomed into an exciting career that has since taken him across North America and to national TV, where he has performed for millions on the CT Network’s hit show “Penn and Teller Fool Us.”