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FREE Vol. XVI, No. 44 C LE B E 16 Years RATI N G T WIN C ITY TIMES Your Hometown Newspaper Since 1999 January 29, 2015 FREE LewistonAuburns Weekly Newspaper Chamber names scholarship scramble after Chip Morrison Good Shepherd secures grants to upgrade facility Good Shepherd Food Bank has been awarded a 1 million grant from the Next Generation Foundation of Maine to upgrade its Auburn d i s t r i b u t i o n c e n t e r. The Food Bank plans to construct a modern 115,000cubic foot produ

Page 2 Newsmakers, Names Faces Auburn Ski Association awards scholarships he won the most improved award in his sophomore year, the coachs award in his junior year and the Davis Cup in his senior year. He competed in the KVAC race each year and went to the state meet his final three years of high school. Antony Gardner is a computer technolog y major at Central Maine Community College in Auburn. He was on the Edward Little Nordic ski team his sophomore and senior years, when he was team captai

January 29, 2015 Twin City TIMES Page 3 employment background checks and even impact insurance costs, so its essential for consumers to ensure their reports are 100 percent accurate. Principal Examiner David Leach of the Bureau of Consumer Credit Protection emphasized the role his agency plays in assisting Maine consumers to understand the importance of credit reports and the benefits of periodic reviews and corrections of their reports. In Maine, the Bureau of Consumer Credit Protection is th

Page 4 Twin City TIMES January 29, 2015 this spring. STRIVE U students began attending Kaplans South Portland campus in the fall for the academic portion of the program, taking open courses in professional presence, s o f t w a re a p p l i c a t i o n s , financial planning and communications. The Kaplan University Maine campuses are located in South Portland, Lewiston and Augusta. Collaborating with STRIVE is a fantastic opportunity to support the needs of our community, s a i d D r. C h r i

January 29, 2015 Twin City TIMES Page 5 Enough is Enough We must recognize those who came before us By Robert E. Macdonald MAYOR OF LEWISTON Im from Boston, the home of the bean and the cod, where the Lowells talk to the Cabots and the Cabots talk only to God. If you attended Boston public schools prior to the late 1960s, when history and civics were still being taught, you probably would have been familiar with this ditty. The Lowell and the Cabot families were powerful, blueblooded Boston

Page 6 All people need to succeed is for someone to believe in them, and Chip has believed in us. He has supported YPLAA at every turn and has used every re Twin City TIMES January 29, 2015 us, recruited for us and has enthusiastically attended our events. Throughout the years, Chip has served as Mentor Extraordinaire. He has offered counsel and guidance and, at the same time, encouraged people to make their own decisions. He not only draws on a wealth of experience from a diverse job history

January 29, 2015 Twin City TIMES Page 7 Chamber of Commerce Annual Awards Dinner January 22, 2015 Ramada Inn in Lewiston TCT photos by Ashley Somma Nikki Withrow of CMMC, Danielle Beckwith of Health Affiliates of Maine and Jill Cunningham of City of Auburn with her husband Kevin Cunningham of Marche Diane Dubois of Cassiels and Brenda Swett of Thos. Moser Julie Shackley of Androscoggin Home Care Hospice, Carlene Tremblay of U.S. Sen. Susan Collins, Diane Dostie and Kim Tranceniek of CMCC

Page 8 Twin City TIMES January 29, 2015 Morrison thanks chamber for 20 years Chip Morrison, executive director of the Androscoggin County Chamber of Commerce addressed the crowd at the Chambers annual awards dinner at Ramada Inn in Lewiston on January 22. Following are his remarks. This is my 20th annual meeting marking my 20th year with this incredible organization. Over the past two decades, I have had the extraordinary privilege of working closely with literally hundreds of community and

January 29, 2015 Twin City TIMES Page 9 Tammie Grieshaber of Lyceum Gallery holds the Community Service Leadership Award presented to her by Dr. Rose Sheline and Mary LaFontaine Gary and Elaine Hemenway of Payroll Management center accept the Business Leadership Award presented by Robin Robbins and Hillary Dow Because Ron and Marge Partridge of Dons Automotive accept the Lisbon Business Award presented by Dean Joyce Gibson left THERE IS A DIFFERENCE Sheridan Construction Corporation www.s

Page 10 Twin City TIMES January 29, 2015 Betsy Libby presents the Business Leadership award to Rolande and Ken Blais of Rollys Diner with presenters Julie Poulin and Tim Laney Peter Gagnon and Rob Callahan of the Lewiston Regional Technical Center accept the Education and Workforce Development Award presented by Jen Hogan Congratulations to the 2015 Chamber Award Winners Andrew Moser of Thos. Moser center accepts the Presidents Award presented by Will Barnes and Susan Keiler Gorham Scarboro

January 29, 2015 Twin City TIMES Page 11 Rick Dumas of eWaste Recycling Solutions accepts the Cool Chamber award presented by Kurk Lalemand Bob Thompson of AVCOG accepts the Ken Additon Business Advocacy award presented by JoAnne Campbell Roland Miller of the City of Auburn center accepts the Public Service Leadership award presented by Steve Bostic and Howard Kroll Rollys DINER Breakfast All Day Congratulations to Award recipients MonSat 5am2pm Sun 7amnoon 87 Main Street, New Auburn,

Page 12 Twin City TIMES January 29, 2015 Kelly David holds the YPLAA award presented to her by Carl Sheline, Dr. Michael Cox and Peter Bunker Dena Wing of Affordable Exhibit Displays holds the Greene Business award presented to her by Sherry Lavoie and Sal Bonetti Shawn Cornish of Shawns Lawns holds the New Member of the Year award presented to him by Chip Morrison and Austin Albert To see more photos of this event facebook.com twincitytimes Send all items for Whats Going On to EditorTwin

January 29, 2015 Twin City TIMES Page 13 City reminds residents of dog licensing deadline The Lewiston City C l e r k s D e p a r t m e n t would like to remind all L ewiston dog owners that the onemonth grace period for licensing their pets will expire on January 31. Per state law, a 25 late fine will be added for each license issued after that date. Dog licensing fees are 11 for a male or female dog and 6 for a spayed or neutered animal, so the mandatory late fine is more than the cost of t

T WIN C ITY Dont miss the final week of performances of the hilarious and endearing Week l y Arts E n tertainment FINAL WEEK for Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike comedy Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, now playing at The Public Theatre, LewistonAuburns professional theater, Thursday Jan 29 Feb 1. Winner NIGHTS of the 2013 Tony Award for Best Play, laugh away the winter blues with this hit Broadway comedy about three middleaged siblings, the joy of life before cell phones and one hot g

January 29, 2015 Twin City TIMES Page 15 Midlife Krisis is playing at the American Legion Post 153 and sons and special surprises. A professional photographer will be on hand to memorialize the occasion. The event is being created in the tradition of the Public Theatres popular FatherDaughter Valentine Ball, which, after enjoying sellout crowds for almost two decades, will take place once again this year at the Ramada Inn on Valentines Day. Mothers in the greater LA community have lamented to

Page 16 Twin City TIMES January 29, 2015 The program is open to the public. The cost, which includes lunch, is 7 with advance reservation or 8 at the door. Reservations must be made by noon o n We d n e s d a y, February 11 please note this new deadline by calling 7536510. Late callers will be considered at the door. A full house is expected, so ear ly reser vation is recommended. The program will take place in function room 170 at USM LAC, 51 Westminster Street in Lewiston. A native of Wa s h

January 29, 2015 Twin City TIMES Thursday, January 29 Theater Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike. The Public Theatre, 31 Maple St., Lewiston. This Broadway hit by Christopher Durang won the 2013 Tony for Best Play. Again 013031, 0201. For show times and ticket info, see www. thepublictheatre.org. Purposeful Work Unplugged. 7 p.m. Fireplace Lounge, Bates College Commons, 136 Central Ave., Lewiston. Global marketing gurus JP Maheu of Twitter and George Gallate of RKG discuss their respective car

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Page 20 Twin City TIMES January 29, 2015 AHCH retreat for grieving children, teens ChickADee becomes Around Town Caf partner ChickADee Restaurant has become SeniorsPlus newest Around Town Caf partner. Around Town Caf participants provide nutritious meals to eligible adults in exchange for vouchers obtained from Seniors Plus. The meals served are reviewed by a registered dietitian to ensure that they provide at least onethird of the recommended daily nutritional requirement for seniors. The A

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