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Auburn Ski Assoc. presents annual Ski Swap

The Auburn Ski Association will present their 52nd annual Ski Swap on Sunday, November 15 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Auburn Middle School on Falcon Drive in Auburn. This event offers great deals and selection on new and used winter sports equipment, including skis, boots, poles, snowboards, helmets, clothing and more.
To sell your quality used equipment on consignment, bring items to the Auburn Middle School cafeteria from 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, November 14. There will be a 50 cent per item charge and ASA will keep 18 percent of sale proceeds. Checks from the sale of your items will be available after the swap from 3 to 4:30 p.m. on Sunday. Read the rest of this entry »

CMCC partners with UNE to expand students’ access to science degrees


UNE President Danielle Ripich and CMCC President Scott Knapp sign an official agreement to expand access for CMCC Life Sciences students to 15 bachelor’s degree programs at UNE.

Central Maine Community College and the University of New England have adopted a memorandum of transfer agreement that will enable CMCC students to apply all credits from the CMCC Life Sciences program toward any of 15 bachelor’s degree programs at UNE.
The memorandum was signed in a ceremony recently at Central Maine Community College in Auburn. The event celebrated a partnership that offers students affordable and seamless access to UNE bachelor’s degrees in the sciences.  Read the rest of this entry »

“Shop on Park Avenue” Fair


Among those preparing for this year’s event are (l. to r.) Barbara Jamrog, Sue Deroche, Donna Manson, Gladys Chapman, Gail Theberge, Shirley Keene, Cherie Downing, Nancy Beatrice and Pam MacDonald.

Located at 439 Park Avenue, the United Methodist Church of Auburn will present its annual “Shop on Park Avenue” fair on Saturday, November 21 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The fair will feature a Country Store with homemade food items, baked goods, candy, craft items for the home and family, holiday items, books, jewelry, and several white elephant rooms. There will also be a children’s room, where children may make or buy items. A luncheon, including lobster rolls, will be served.

Snowmobile club seeks community’s help to crack down on rogue riders

The Hillside Family Riders Snowmobile Club held a press conference recently to ask for the community’s help this winter to keep local snowmobile trails open. The club, which is tasked with building and maintaining the snowmobile trails in Lewiston, is concerned about “rogue” riders who damage trails and infringe upon the rights of local property owners.

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Friends of Pettingill concert to spotlight family ties


Denny Breau and other Maine musicians will perform with their talented children in “The Apple Doesn’t Fall Far from the Tree” on Sunday, November 15 at the Franco Center in Lewiston. (Photo by Gini Haines of Haines Photography)

Singer-songwriter-guitarist Denny Breau’s next fundraising concert for the Friends of Pettingill Park will take place on Sunday, November 15 from 1 to 4 p.m. in the Franco Center’s Heritage Hall. Called “The Apple Doesn’t Fall Far from the Tree,” the event will feature a roster of well-known Maine musicians performing with their talented children.

Breau, himself the son of RCA Victor recording artists Hal Lone Pine and Betty Cody, will be joined on stage by his daughter, Alyssa, a vocalist. Others scheduled to perform include saxophonist Mike Atkinson with his daughter, Annelyse, a vocalist; vocalist and pianist Kathy Haley with her daughter, Shawna Haley-Bear, a vocalist; vocalist Debbie Morin with her daughter, Brooke Morin-Lachance, a vocalist; pianist Mitch Thomas with his daughter, Hayden, a vocalist; and guitarist Ron Vachon with his grandson, Justin Lindsay, a guitarist.

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Opening Friday: “Men Are from Mars – Women Are from Venus: LIVE!”


The off-Broadway comedy hit based upon John Gray’s famous book plays at The Public Theatre for one weekend only, November 6 through 8.

The current off-Broadway hit, “Men Are from Mars – Women Are from Venus: LIVE!” comes to The Public Theatre this weekend for three performances only November 6 through 8. This hilarious one-man fusion of theatre and stand-up comedy is based upon the New York Times #1 best-selling book of the last decade by John Gray.

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New website provides health care quality, cost comparisons

The Maine Health Data Organization has launched a new healthcare transparency website that consumers can use to compare the average cost of over 200 medical procedures at more than 170 healthcare facilities in the state. They can also use the site to compare quality ratings for many facilities. The site is available at

The Maine Health Data Organization is a state agency that collects healthcare data from insurance companies and stores them in a highly secure All-Payer Claims Database. This database is the source of the cost information for CompareMaine. The quality ratings on the site come from Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems surveys administered by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, and the Federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Great Falls FCU collects Coats for Kids


Great Falls Federal Credit Union, at 34 Bates Street in Lewiston and 760 Minot Avenue in Auburn, is collecting donations of hats, mittens, scarves and jackets of all kinds for the 2015 Coats for Kids campaign. Collection boxes may be found in the lobbies of both branches through December 19. Open hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, plus 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday in Auburn.

Mechanics Savings Bank supports United Way


MSB Branch Administrator (and current Vice Chair of the United Way of Androscoggin County Board of Directors) Terri Cook (l.) and MSB Executive Vice President Richard Roy present a $6,600 donation check to United Way of Androscoggin County Executive Director Joleen Bedard.

YMCA names first Hall of Fame class

Four members of the Lewiston-Auburn community – Col. James G. Bouchles, Pauline Bourgoin, Richard Kendall and Malcolm Philbrook – will be recognized at the inaugural YMCA Hall of Fame Celebration on Thursday, December 3 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Martindale Country Club in Auburn.

Part of the Y’s annual meeting, the event will feature local speakers and multimedia presentations, as well as opportunities for networking and to congratulate the inductees and their families. Admission is free and open to the public; donations in honor of the 2015 Hall of Fame class will be gratefully accepted. Due to limited space, registration is requested by November 23. To register, contact Victoria Stanton at 795-4095 or, or see

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