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FREE Vol. XVI, No. 52 C LE B E 16 Years RATI N G T WIN C ITY TIMES Your Hometown Newspaper Since 1999 March 26, 2015 FREE LewistonAuburns Weekly Newspaper Spring was in the air at The Maine Home Show Mechanics supports CLT performances With the recurring theme of Cure Cabin Fever, The Maine Home Show was in full swing on March 21 and 22 at the Androscoggin Bank Colisee. Pictured here is show organizer Travis Dow. TCT photo by Jen Pike For more photos, visit the TCT Facebook page. Pi

Page 2 Twin City TIMES March 26, 2015 Newsmakers, Names Faces Skelton, Taintor Abbott expand litigation practice will include commercial and business litigation municipal and government law construction real estate personal injury medical malpractice and products liability. Prior to joining Skelton, Taintor Abbott, Plourde was associated with another Maine law firm and interned with a real estate title company. He received his bachelors degree in history from the University of Maine at Far

March 26, 2015 Twin City TIMES Page 3 Chamber After Hours held at Schemengees Bar in Lewiston on March 19 Erin Simpson from AAA, Chelsea Letourneau from Center Street Dental, Cecilia Conroy from Center Street Dental and Ray Labbe from AAA Laurie Ouellette from Sweet Pea Designs, Linda Dupis from Maine Real Estate Network and Laurie Danforth from Carbonite Irene Barbery from Greenscapes Design and Chiara Ferrante from Sen. Collins Office Rainbow Federal Credit Union partners with Longley

Page 4 Twin City TIMES March 26, 2015 Baked Bean Supper The First Congregational Church of Gray will host a Baked Bean Supper on Saturday, March 28 at 5 p.m. The meal will include baked beans, casseroles, salads, homemade breads, desserts and beverages. The price will be 8 for adults, 4 for children under 12. Located on Route 115 in Gray, the facility is wheelchair accessible. For more information, call 6574279 or, on the day of the supper, 6573279. CMCC holds Safe Voices benefit Alpha Phi X

March 26, 2015 Twin City TIMES Page 5 Enough is Enough Downtown Lewiston is coming alive again By Robert E. Macdonald MAYOR OF LEWISTON The face of Lewiston is changing. When I arrived in Lewiston in the summer of 1977, Lewiston was nearing the end of the mill era. A few years prior to my arrival, the federal government had come in, dangled large amounts of money and promised a new, utopian city. Mesmerized by all that cash, the City Fathers bit. The promise of a shiny, new city did not mate

Page 6 Twin City TIMES March 26, 2015 AHCH, Dempsey Center host Consider the Conversation Lisbon High plans Book Fair Baked Bean Supper United Methodist Church of Auburn will present a Baked Bean S upper on S aturday, March 28 at 5 p.m. The meal will include baked beans, casseroles, potato salad, hot dogs, coleslaw, breads, beverages and pies. The cost is 7. Entertainment will be provided by the Park Street Pickers. The church is l o c a t e d a t 4 3 9 Pa r k Avenue in Auburn. For more infor

March 26, 2015 Twin City TIMES Page 7 Teen fair at Lewiston Library The Teen Opportunities Fair in Lewiston Public Librarys Callahan Hall will take place on Sat., March 28 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event, sponsored for the 4th year in a row by the Lewiston and Auburn Public Libraries, will feature exhibits and displays from a number of local businesses and agencies that employ local teenagers or provide services or volunteer opportunities for them. The fair will feature area organizations su

Page 8 Twin City TIMES March 26, 2015 Southern Midcoast CareerCenter in Brunswick presents April programs The Southern Midcoast CareerCenter continues its series of workshops and programs for job seekers and those considering training to upgrade skills and increase employability. The following workshops and programs are free to the public and will be held at the CareerCenter in Brunswick unless otherwise noted. All events require preregistration in person or by phone. Career Directions Putt

March 26, 2015 Twin City TIMES Page 9 L ent and Easter Services at the Auburn United Methodist Church combined with the Calvary United Methodist Church are as follows April 2 7 p.m. Maundy Thursday Service at Calvary UMC led by Rev. Casey Collins, April 3 7 p.m. Good Friday Service at Auburn UMC led Lent Easter services announced by Rev. Jackie Brannen, April 5 6 a.m. Sunrise Service at The Keenes home led by Rev. Jackie Brannen, Apr il 5 8 a.m. Easter Breakfast at Auburn UMC, April 5 10 a.

T WIN C ITY We e k l y A r t s E n t e r t a i n m e n t Ladies of St. Anne plan Card Party The Lisbon School Department has a pair of student musical performances scheduled in the next few week. The schools All District Chorus Strings Night will take place on Tuesday, March 31 at 630 p.m., followed by the All District Band Night on Tuesday, April 7 at 630 p.m. Both events will take place in the gymnasium at Lisbon Community School, located at 33 Mill Street in Lisbon. NIGHTS Lisbon Schools

March 26, 2015 Twin City TIMES Page 11 Student choreography front and center in Bates College Dance Company performances Showcasing pieces choreographed and performed by students, the Bates Dance Companys annual spring concert takes the Schaeffer Theatre stage in performances April 36. The company presents two different programs over the four nights, one on Friday and Sunday and the other, Saturday and Monday. Program A is performed at 730 p.m. Friday, April 3, and 2 p.m. Sunday, April 5. Pro

Page 12 Twin City TIMES March 26, 2015 Learn to Prune Trees at Freeports Historic Pettengill Farm Norway Arts Festival seeks artists, artisans and performers Contributors are sought for the 48th Annual Norway Arts Festival Art Show, Saturday, July 11, 9 a.m. 4 p.m. Rain date is July 12. The Western Maine Art Group will again oversee the art show this year as a cosponsor of the festival along with Norway Downtown. Public officials have approved the road closure to enable a pedestrian mall fro

March 26, 2015 Twin City TIMES Thursday, March 26 Public Workshop. 530 p.m. Town Office, 300 Lisbon St., Lisbon. Lisbon hosts a public forum to review the final draft plan and grant funding application for proposed streetscape improvements along a portion of Route 196 in Lisbon Falls. 3533000 ext. 122. Healthy Eating on a Budget, 6 p.m. CMMC. Chairmens Rooms A and B, 12 High Street lower level, Lewiston. Free. 7958448 or preventioncmhc.org. Friday, March 27 Theater. Bates College presents Patri

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Page 16 Twin City TIMES March 26, 2015 OPEN HOUSE 9am 12pm Explore what CMCC has to offer application fee waived Central Maine Community College 207 7555273 www.cmcc.edu www.cmcc.edufuturestudentsopenhouse

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