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Road closed in Paris

Road closed in Paris

High Street in Paris north of Elm Hill is closed to traffic because a culvert was washed out from under the road and there's a chance the road could collapse.

Commute Another Way Week set for May 16-20

Commute Another Way Week set for May 16-20

17th ANNUAL EVENT ASKS 'WHAT'S YOUR MPG'

Commuters who carpool, vanpool, ride transit, bike, walk or telecommute May 16 through 20 can double their miles per gallon – or better. With high gas prices hitting commuters hard in the pocketbook this spring, Commute Another Way Week is urging employers and commuters to work together to raise their MPG – and save a bundle on their daily commute.

“This is the 17th year we’ve held this event, and one thing that never stops drawing people in is the message about how much you can save when you drive alone to work less frequently,” says event organizer Carey Kish of the GO MAINE program.

The purpose of Commute Another Way Week is to let help Maine commuters learn more about carpooling, vanpooling, biking, walking or riding transit, teleworking and other low-cost alternatives to the single-occupant vehicle.

Rotary's Purple Pinkie Day Reminds Everyone of the Seriousness of Polio

Rotary's Purple Pinkie Day Reminds Everyone of the Seriousness of Polio

There is no cure for polio.  It is still crippling and killing people in Nigeria, India, Pakistan and Afghanistan. Rotarians around the world go on NID's (National Immunization Days) to vaccinate children in countries where polio is still present. They place two pink drops of vaccine on the tongues of children under 5 and then paint their little pinkies purple so they will know who they have vaccinated. Since 1985 Rotarians have vaccinated over 2 billion children. The cost to vaccinate a child is just $1.00.

Purple Pinkie Day is the way the Bethel Rotary shows the children of the area that polio is still a problem in the world.  On Wednesday, April 13 all the children in the area's elementary schools will bring in their dollars so that they can be part of helping other children in the world. For every dollar they bring they get a finger painted by local Rotarians.

Business After Hours: Bessey Motors!

Business After Hours: Bessey Motors!

Oxford Hills Chamber of Commerce

Business After Hours: Bessey Motors!

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Oxford Hills Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the April Business After Hours will be hosted by Bessey Motor Sales, 209 Main Street, South Paris, ME. This great networking opportunity is free to the public, and is scheduled for this Thursday, April 7, from 5:30-7pm. There will be refreshments available and door prizes will be awarded. Stop in and congragulate Everett Parlin on his Employee of the Year Award and see why Bessey Motor Sales is Western Maine's own 5-Star dealership!
 

Sunday River Ski Resort Announces Its Planned Closing Date

Sunday River Ski Resort Announces Its Planned Closing Date

Newry, Maine (March 31, 2011) – Sunday River announced today that, weather permitting, the resort will plan to close for the winter season following the last day of skiing and riding scheduled for Sunday, April 24, 2011.
Boasting New England’s most powerful snowmaking system, Sunday River was the first ski area in the country to open for the 2010/2011 winter season back on October 24, 2010. This April 24, 2011 closing date will mark the resort’s second year in a row of a six-month long operating milestone and the longest ski season on the East Coast.
In addition to nearly 100 days of snowmaking, Sunday River has also received significant natural snowfall.

Swamp Donkeys Perform at the Mill Hill Inn in Bethel

Swamp Donkeys Perform at the Mill Hill Inn in Bethel

The SWAMP DONKEYS return to the Mill Hill Inn (in the village, off the common), Saturday 4/2, at 7:30pm.  They'll be filming and recording parts of the show. Come witness history being made...starting at 5:30pm and during the show come sample some of the wines and beers we'll be serving this summer.  The Mill Hill Inn offers a delightful tapis menu that has something for everyone.  See you there!

Cynthia Burmeister chosen as 2011 Moore Park Art Show Poster Artist

Cynthia Burmeister chosen as 2011 Moore Park Art Show Poster Artist

Photo Cutline: PARIS – Known for capturing the interesting and historic architecture of the region, Artist Cynthia Burmeister of Paris has been chosen as the poster artist for the 2011 Moore Park Art Show. Her newest watercolor of Market Square will be featured on the poster for the show which will take place on August 13 (rain date Aug. 14).

Before Retirement to Paris in 1994, most of Burmeister’s art life was devoted to being a docent at the University Of Michigan Museum Of Art for 20 years.  Her work as a docent was immensely enjoyable and exposed the artist-to-be to an extremely wide variety of fine arts.

Burmeister started studying watercolors in 1997 with renowned watercolorist Lee Bean, an original founder of the Western Maine Art Group who studied for many years under the Hungarian Fine Arts Professor Lajos Matolcsy.  Burmeister went on to study with artists Gene Fuller and Painted Mermaid Gallery owner Brenda Sauro.