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Auburn students create “Little Free Libraries”


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


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


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


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






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USM LAC students walk for NAMI


(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


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 or call 782-3200.  To view information on the10 short films, visit: General admission: $8.

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Berman & Simmons marks 100th anniversary


The people of Berman & Simmons

Berman & Simmons, the leading personal injury law firm in Maine, celebrates its 100th anniversary this fall. Only a handful of firms in the state have achieved this milestone. Established in Lewiston in 1914, the firm is recognized nationally for its record of success in trials, a fearless approach to litigation, and for standing up for working people against powerful defendants.

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Franco Center to host Open House


Located in the former St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Lewiston, the Franco Center will host a Community Open House on Thursday, October 2.

The Franco Center for Heritage and the Performing Arts will host a Community Open House on Thursday, October 2, from 5 to 7 p.m. Light refreshment will be served and a cash bar will available. The event will provide an opportunity to see the Center and to meet the new executive director, Mitch Thomas, as well as the staff and volunteers who help to operate the facility and its programs throughout the year.

The event is free and open to the public. All are welcome to attend. The Center is located at 46 Cedar Street in Lewiston. For more information, call 689-1585 or see

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