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Kennebec Journal from Augusta, Maine • 9

Kennebec Journali
Augusta, Maine
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i CALUMET ENDS Group votes to discontinue Bastille celebration Page 1 1 DCMXE2ZC IODBXAL Friday November 14 1997' Augusta editor: Patty Amnions 621-5645 -rr i iy FLI Side Paul Adams Calendars must be purchased fay Dec 31 far the numbers lobe entered in the drawings printed 500 calendars and hope to cam Barnes said makes a great Christmas They may be bought from any of the GO Gardiner Rotary members or at IGA in Randolph or Hardware in PHtxkm and Gar diner Savings Bank and Gardiner Federal Credit Union in Gardiner and Mqjur Appliance Safes Service NAPA Auto huts and Econo Copy It Print in Fhrmingdale Or call Barnes on his cellular phune at 242-8377 The spiral-bound calendar is 11 Iqr 17 inches and printed on heavy white paper The sale has been under way since Nov 1 with 200 calendars already sold lady from Kockwuod who was a Gardiner resident far 40 years wait lo get said Barms This is the second year the Rotary dub has used cafentlarx as fund GARDINER Remember Gardiner in the 1950s? If fike to see some scenes from Gone the Ganfiner Rotary is selling a photo calendar with the proceeds going lo fund scholarships iur local students The calendar features black and white photos from the 1940s through the 19G0s in Gardiner have a picture of Water Street in the blizzard of 1952 and we have a picture of Officers MacMastcrs and MacDonald with a 1957 police said Chuck Barnes who is heading calendar committee a picture of Mrs Sophia Cusicfc policewoman in Our School bom Another photo features the 1955 Gardiner feotball team The limited edition calendars which cost $20 each are numbered and those numbers are entered in drawings that will be held twice a week every week during 1998i Winners receive $50l can win more than said Barnes The Ganfiner Rotary is selling a photo calendar with the proceeds going to fund scholarships for local students The limited edition calendars which cost $20 each are numbered and those num- -here are entered in drawings that will be held twice a week every week during 1998 Each page depicts a different scene from past In the photo above pedestrians explore Water Street after the Blizzard of 1952 at top left is a photograph of Esso in the late 1940s with an inset of owner Dan Chapman and the photograph below titled Our School i depicts Sophia Cusick policewoman in 1955 Leaf-raking raises images of seasonal slave labor think raked more leaves I this fall than there are peppero-JLnis on every pizza in the entire U-S My overall mission in life is now preparing for other seasons before they come In the fall raking leaf-blanketed lawns that rival the Pacific Ocean in size One lawn I raked this year also was covered with leaves that were totally entwined in the grass below and swallowed me up to my knees Besides having a cardiac arrest upon sighting this property I was fine But there is so much preparation for other seasons before they come it makes my head spin 1 I even begin to describe the duties that come to mind here at the Adams homestead First the Sisyphean task of raking which took years at a time until we purchased the Leaf Sucker This revolutionary savior cuts the labor in half and saves mountains of time We now worship it and make sacrifices to it every 48 hours Then we have to empty the bags at chipped leaves in the woods stack the firewood to keep us warm during cold winter and most of all dodge hunters who hunt just about in our living room Believe me plenty to do to keep us busy We practically even do spring cleaning IN THE FALL On top of that is helping other people get ready for winter and spring I spend days raking for other people too and every time is quite an adventure Docks are also mucho prolile-mo Besides pulling in our family dock we slave away helping our friends pull in their docks no matter what the physical penalty I got in the frigid water that would have frozen a penguin last week just to help people pull their waterlogged docks onto sharp rocks that were shaped like Scud missiles and had edges like Samurai swords A very logical suggestion that would cut out all raking labor forever was given to me by a parent If we changed the name fall to rise all the leaves would rise like helium-inflated balloons and go almost out of sight until they explode and the wind scatters the pieces into someone yard No more raking no more nothing No one ever wins though When winter rolls around a whole new barrage of things to do hits like an avalanche and more preparations have to be made for spring Walkways need to be shoveled driveways plowed and sidewalks salted And then during heavy rains all that work is washed away right before your eyes and these exercises have to be repeated again and again until spring rolls around But spring starts with -mud season and that's when I find myself shoveling mud For me the moral of this story changed a I lit not going to throw away iny rake because the way luck hasbeen treating me with the workload all the exploded jear remnants will land on my yard Adams lives in Augusta anil is a freshman at Cany High Sehtud He writes alnml fife ami youth in general and appears in the Kennebec Jimrmil regularly i Boat launch foes crowd Wayne meeting By TOM FREY 4 UN U-MMHlrlll There is mi such thing as a jierjerl site It is dijjimft In Jiiul land that meets both the legal and fihysind requirements (jar the lirnjeet)" Bub William program BMnagrr lor Inland Fiibrrin and Wildlilr ct-ms with the area The River Bend CampgrouiSB charges a fee for access and according to an IFW report it is on the Dead River causing boaters to trae-rl about 15 miles to get to the This affects I 1m- wildlife The access ramp at the KtfA campground is availalde to the pud lie for a fee I Hit is only available tor public use for limited times of the season An access site in the town of Ut-ds adjacent to its town beach is considered to be a good site but is available only to leeds residents by a vote of that town a few years ago Fisheries and Wildlife officials did nut agree the Wayne reshk-nts concerns about the launch site were ffruv in- WAYNE fugt la choice far the launch is no such thing ax a perfect said Williams is difficult to find land that meets both the legal and physical requirements (far the project) It cannot be accomplished without some impart We want to keep that impart to a Resident Charles Brush who is a member of the Androscoggin take Association said most people favor lake access but do nut favor this plan have heard equally from those who want and want the boat said Hep Linda McKee D-Wayne (impact) on the abut ten needs to be lake belongs to said resident Alice Lincoln "The impart on the lake affects every- WAYNE Residents opposing a proposed bust launch off Route 133 debated far nearly 3K hours with Inland Fisheries and Wildlife officials Wednesday Nearly 100 residents attended an IFW-xponsored informational hearing Bub Williams the access program manager for the project said the launch was needed to address restricted public access to Androscoggin Lake While no permits have yet been filed with the Department of Environmental nor has the state bought the property IFW said the Route 133 site is its best with most of the spaces designated fur can with boat trailers Williams said current access to the lake is not adequate kir various reasons The access adjacent to the Androscoggin Yacht (Tub is restricted during irak summer days because of swimming lessons The IFW also riled limited parking and safety cpn- The project which could cost ax much as $130000 will encompass 33JM0 square feet of land and affect 6060 square feel of wetlands according to Williams The project includes the improvement of an existing driveway con strurtion of a new driveway construction' of a 700-square foot boat ramp and a 16-space parking lot Kennebec Journal to go online On 25th anniversary to offer 99-cent gas ONLINE NEWS By meciiijj: cooper Null llrl Kennebec Journal Online: wwwkioniinocom Morning Sentinel Online: wwwonknesantswlcom Online Guide: wwwmnotwoifccomf onkneguido AUGUSTA Beginning Monday the Kenm-bec Journal will offer daily updates of its top news and sports stories editorials columns and photographs on the Internet All it will Udte a computer and Internet connection to read the World Wide Web version of the newspaper The World Wide Web is a part ofthe Internet that uses text graphics audio and video to present information Programs called browsers are needed to read material on the Web Because the Internet is a world: wide computer network this bee service makes news from the Augusta area available to mifliuns of people The electronic version also will offer archives of stories on certain enue in Augusta Along with the discounted gas Oil will lower prices on other items also be offering 25 percent off r( food and a 25-crnt special on any size cappuccino coffee dim uls while they last and any one liter 1 4 Zayac said I pur customers can come and register to win one of 25 $25 gin certificates at all of our four Zayac said the company is planning a time capsule thought that would be a nefl she said any of our cufp tomers have something that has to do with (hi in' something with the time period like lo put ofif together and buiy it near our coqft Pbmt at GAS I'agr 10 5 For about a year the paper has contributed to Central Maine Today a weekly version of the top Central Maine news on the World Wide Web Feedback from visitors all over the country was used to build the daily version One highly requested feature will be obituaries MANCHESTER To celebrate 25 years in business attendants at JliS Oil Company's four locations will lie pumping no toad gas at 99 cents a gallon for a quarter of an hour on Tuesday According lo Kelly Zayac the director of advertising and marketing customers should line up at the pumps between 2 and 2:25 pm Oil's service stations and convenience stores are located on HnuteMtt in Manchester which is also the company's corporate office Bay Street in Winslow Maine Avenue in Farmingdale and the newest tocation Mount Vernon Av Central Maine Today will be phased out as awareness of the daily site grows By Carl Natahr Online Copy Editor subjects and special reports Fur example articles and editorials can be found on the recently defeated Compact far Maine's Forests Stories on state government also will be stored on the site.

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