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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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Buy 1 get 1 FREE at Wallingford’s Haunted Hayride this weekend coupon!

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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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Mary Dempsey at the Optimist Club

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Optimist Club president George Mathews presents guest speaker Mary Dempsey, Assistant Director of the Dempsey Center, with a copy of the Optimist Creed after she spoke about the Center and its Dempsey Challenge at a recent club meeting. The LA Optimist Club works to benefit the youth of Lewiston-Auburn. For more information, see www.optimist.org.

 

 

 

 

 

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USM LAC students walk for NAMI

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(L. to r., from front) Savannah Beaudry, Katherine Currie, Carmen Edwards, Steven Doyle, Laura Personette, Tonya Baily-Curry, Lynsey Wood, and Steve Thibeault participated in the 12th annual “Walk to Start the Talk.”

Students from the University of Southern Maine’s Lewiston-Auburn College and their families recently took part in supporting community partner National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Maine by participating in the 12th annual “Walk the Walk to Start the Talk” event at Southern Maine Community College in South Portland.

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Public Theatre’s Manhattan Short Film Festival is this weekend

PHOTO: Still from RHINO FULL THROTTLE (Germany)

Still from RHINO FULL THROTTLE (Germany)

Here’s your chance to be a film critic! For one weekend only, Fri Sept 26 & Sat Sept 27 at 7:30, Sun Sept 28 at 4pm, the MANHATTAN SHORT Film Festival comes to The Public Theatre in Lewiston. During a one week period, 10 short films from around the world will be screened in over 300 cities spanning six continents and each audience member will cast a vote for their favorite of the 10 short film finalists. Votes from each participating cinema will be submitted to festival headquarters and the winner will be announced. Past finalists have included nominees and winners of the Oscar in the short film category, so come and discover the next big filmmaker at The Public Theatre at 31 Maple St in Downtown Lewiston. For tickets visit www.thepublictheatre.org or call 782-3200.  To view information on the10 short films, visit: www.manhattanshort.com General admission: $8.

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