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Young entrepreneur to address Rotary Club


Thomas Jumper is a Lewiston High School student and the founder of a company called PhoBoCo.

Thomas Jumper, at junior at Lewiston High School and one of Lewiston’s youngest successful entrepreneurs, will be the featured speaker at the next meeting of the Lewiston Auburn Rotary Club on Thursday, August 4 from noon to 1 p.m. at the Ramada Inn of Lewiston.

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Patrick Dempsey visits bank to thank employees


Androscoggin Bank Loan Operations Representative Kelly Ridley hugs Dempsey at the bank’s Operations Center.

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.

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St. Dom’s plans Catholic education reunion weekend

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.

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New exhibit to showcase museum’s rare collection of Bates bedspreads



This 1948 Vogue magazine ad for Bates bedspreads featured future President and First Lady George and Barbara Bush.

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.

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Fuel Restaurant up for grabs with winning essay


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 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.

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Governor’s Address: Maine People’s Alliance Should Put its Money where its Mouth is

The debate on whether or not voters should increase Maine’s minimum wage continues, but now liberals pushing for it are exposed for hypocrisy.

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Only Steps Forward Selling a community takes more than a logo or tagline

By Jonathan P. LaBonté
Mayor of Auburn

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Public Theatre named “Best Theatre in Maine”


Co-Artistic Directors Christopher Schario and Janet Mitchko accept the award at Down East Magazine’s recent “Best of Maine” banquet.

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.

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Lost Valley to host Big Buck Music Festival


The event will feature live performances by Tigerman Woah!, Paranoid Social Club, Spose, These Wild Plains, and Sarah Blacker.

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.

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Team Mustang paints for Dempsey Challenge


Team Mustang, a Dempsey Challenge team representing Central Maine Community College, recently raised $450 by hosting a paint night fundraiser, where 30 guests painted “Swirly Birds on a Wire.” Funds raised for the Dempsey Challenge support the Dempsey Center for Cancer Hope & Healing.

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