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Come join us for a wonderful spring evening out!

Saturday, May 20th 6-9p.m.

$20 Admission 

We will feature savory appetizers prepared by Camp Fernwood Cove's own Chef, Keith Pacheco,
offer awine tasting with delicious selections from SoPo Wines, share tasty dessert treats created
by Boxberry parents, all while displaying a variety of intriguing silent auction items including
gift certificates from local restaurants, a family pass and ski rentals from Carter's X-Country,
a weekend cabin rental on North Pond in Norway and much more! 

 

Child Care Provided, Donations Accepted.

For more information, please email boxberryschool@gmail.com or call 743-9700.

 

Location

350 Island Pond Road
Harrison, Maine 04040

 

Mailing Address:

PO Box 2037

Norway, Maine 04268

 

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Join us on March 25th from 5 to 6 p.m. at the Casco Village Church United Church of Christ, 941 Meadow Road (Route 121) in Casco, for a traditional spring “fling-out-the-winter-blues” Saturday Night Supper!  We’ll have homemade baked beans, delicious casseroles, crisp salads, rolls & butter, cold drinks, hot coffee, and of course homemade pies!  It’s all for only $8 adults, $5 children 8 and under, and $21 max for families with young children.  Hello Spring!!

At a Glance

 

  • Sunday, June 26 – Summer Reading Program Kick-off, Public safety Building at 1:00pm
  • Sunday, June 26 – First Summer Book Sale, 10:00am at the library.
  • Thursday, June 30 – The Art of Math, from 10:30am to noon at the Raymond Village Library
  • Thursday, July 28 – Book Group
  • Sunday, August 7 – Last Summer Book Sale

 

Summer Reading Program

Public Libraries all over the country, including Raymond Village Library, are preparing to open their doors wide and welcome children of all ages to participate in the summer reading program they have planned. According to a study by The Graduate School of Library and Information Science at Dominican University, children who have participated in public library summer reading programs returned to school ready to learn, improved their reading achievement and skills, increased their enjoyment of reading, were more motivated to read, were more confident in their reading, read beyond what was required in their free time, and perceived reading to be more important.

This year the Raymond Village Library presents the Kick-Off for the Summer Reading Program, titled Ready, Get Set…READ! at the Raymond Public Safety Building on Sunday, June 26 beginning at 1:00pm. Greg and his wonder dog, Axel will be the presenters. The non-stop magic comedy and Axel’s funny hi-jinx will keep everyone laughing and learning. This program is sponsored by Engineered Construction Services. All children are invited to come and enjoy the fun.

 

The summer reading program will continue: Monday and Wednesday, June 27 &29 at 10:30amMagic and Dogs and Sports, a short story, and learn a magic trick. Wednesday, July 6 at 10:30am – Gardening and a walk through the garden after the story. Monday, July 11 Movie time! At 11:30am meet us at Smitty’s in Windham to watch NEMO with your parents and friends from RVL. Wednesday, July 13 at 10:30amOur theme is Nutrition. After we read Eric Carle’s, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, we’ll all attempt to feed one!! Monday, July 18 at 10:30 at the Public Safety Building – Yoga with Miss Debbie and Paige. Bring a yoga mat or towel to practice on. Wear your comfy clothes – sweatpants and tee shirts are great! Barefoot or sneakers. Wednesday, July 20 at 10:30Our theme is yoga. After we practice the flamingo, the cat and the downward dog, you can read with our visitor. Monday, July 25 at the Public Safety Building at 10:30am - Firefighter’s Obstacle Course – wear comfy “hopping, skipping, crawling clothes”! Wednesday, July 27 at 10:30am

 

Sports and Activities. After our story, join us outside for bubbles! Monday, August 1 at 10:30am at the Public Safety BuildingCLOSING PROGRAM. Join us as we read Night Time Ninja, by Barbara DaCosta, followed by our Grand Prize raffle and ice cream to celebrate!!

 

First Summer Book Sale

On Sunday, June 26 the lawns of the Raymond Village Library will be covered with tables full of books for sale. There will be great deals with an amazing variety of fiction, non-fiction, cookbooks, craft and sports books as well as audiobooks and videos. All proceeds benefit the library.

 

The Art of Math

The Art of Math is a summer 4-H program, sponsored by the University of Maine Cooperative Extension which will take place at the Raymond Village Library. This is a free 6-week program, meeting on Thursdays, from 10:30 am to 12 noon, beginning June 30 through August 4. This program is for students ages 9-13 or those in grades 4-7. Participants will learn about patterns and the Fibonacci Sequence, symmetry, shapes, and tessellations, areas, perimeter, volume, and the strength of shapes through art. They will put all that knowledge together to build a small cardboard house that they can then decorate. All materials will be provided. For more information or to register, please call the library at 655-4283 or visit umaine.edu/Cumberland/programs/4-h-summer-spin/. There are just 6 places left.

 

Book Group

The reading group will meet to discuss The Little Paris Bookshop, by Nina George. This best- selling novel is about Monsieur Perdu who calls himself a literary apothecary, and from his floating bookstore on the Seine, prescribes novels for the hardships of life. The Little Paris Bookshop is a love letter to books, meant for anyone who believes in the power of stories to shape people’s lives. All interested readers are invited to join us to discuss this beautifully written story. Please call the library at 655-4283 for time and place.

 

New Library Hours

The Raymond Village Library has new hours for the convenience of our patrons.

Sundays – 10am to 4pm

Mondays – 10am to 7pm

Wednesdays – 10am to 6pm

Thursdays – 2pm to 6pm

At a Glance

  • Wednesday, June 1 – LEGO Club, 3:30-4:30 pm, last meeting before summer
  • Wednesday, June 1 – Maine Author Series, John Ford/Mark Nickerson, 6:30 to 8:00pm     
  • Saturday, June 4 – Annual Plant Sale, 7:00 to 11:00am. Donations accepted between 3 and 5pm, Friday.
    Preview-Friday 5:00 to 6:00pm with $5 donation.
  • Sunday, June 12 – Public Meeting to approve RVL’s Children’s Internet Protection Act Policy, 8:30am
  • Wednesday, June 15 – Last meeting for Make and Take Craft, 12:30pm.
  • Wednesday, June 15 – Last story time for summer, resuming in September
  • Wednesday, June 15 – Maine Author Series, Kevin Hancock, 6:30 to 8:00pm
  • Sunday, June 26 – Summer Reading Program kick-off, 1:00 to 2:00pm, Public Safety Building
  • Sunday, June 26 – First Summer Book Sale, 10:00am to 4:00pm
  • Thursday, June 30 – The Art of Math, 10:30am to 12:00pm; six weekly Thursday sessions
  • Thursday, June 30 – Book Group, 7:00pm

LEGO CLUB

Wednesday, June 1, is the last meeting of the LEGO Club before Summer. Students, ages 6 and up, are invited to join us at the monthly LEGO club. We supply the space and legos. Kids just need to bring their ideas and imaginations.

 

Maine Author Series – John Ford and Mark Nickerson

The second program of the Maine Author Series features John Ford, former Maine Game Warden and author of Suddenly, the Cider Didn’t Taste So Good and This Cider Still Tastes Funny, and Mark Nickerson, former State Trooper, and author of Blue Lights in the Night, have delighted audiences in Maine, and beyond, with tales of law enforcement. John is back with his new book, Deer Diaries, and Mark returns with his new title, Behind the Blue Lights, a look at the emotional side of police work. Books will be available for purchase and signing. This free program is open to the public at the Raymond Village Library on Wednesday, June 1 at 6:30pm. Please call 655-4283 or email sally.holt@raymondvillagelibrary.org to reserve your place.

 

Annual Plant Sale

The Raymond Village Library Plant Sale, June 4, from 7am to 11am, can use all those extra plants you will be thinning out or removing to make room for new seedlings. By putting aside those plants and bringing them to the library on June 3, the day before the sale, from 3:00pm to 5:00pm, you will be helping to make this fundraiser a success. Perennials are popular, as are ground covers, flower shrubs, vines, bedding plants, herbs, veggies, house plants, and annuals. For more information, please E-mail Kim at kimberlyharnal@gmail.com or call the library at 655-4283.

 

This year there will be something new. We will have a Preview Night on Friday, June 3rd from 5:00-6:00pm, where for a donation of $5, one may purchase up to 3 plants and have the opportunity to speak with master gardeners, learn about the plants for sale, and ask questions about gardening.

Public Meeting to approve RVL’s Children’s Internet Protection Act Policy

A policy outlining the library’s compliance with the Children’s Internet Protection Act will be discussed Sunday, June 12, at 8:30 am by the Board of Trustees during the Board Meeting. Public comment is invited.

 

Make and Take Craft

The last meeting for Make and Take Craft will be Wednesday, June 15 at 12:30pm. This is an easy craft for children to create and take home with them. This program is geared to ages 5 through 8.

 

Maine Author Series – Kevin Hancock

In our third program of Maine Author Series, Kevin Hancock will discuss NOT FOR SALE: Finding Center in the Land of Crazy Horse, a memoir that traces one businessman’s journey deep into Indian country, and even deeper into his own soul. In a corporate world hallmarked by the never ending quest for bigger, better, and more, this CEO of one of America’s oldest family businesses contemplates an organizational structure where the goal is to do less, not more. This informative program will be at the Raymond Village Library on Wednesday, June 15 at 6:30pm. It is free and open to the public, but we do ask that you call the library at 655-4283 or email sally.holt@raymondvillagelibrary.org to reserve your seat. There will be books available for purchase and signing.

 

Summer Reading Program Kick-off

“On your mark Get Set, Read!!” The kick-off of the summer reading program will be on Sunday, June 26 from 1-2pm, at the Public Safety Building. Greg and his dog, Axel will be the presenters. The non-stop magic comedy and Axel’s funny hi-jinx will keep everyone laughing and learning. Sports and health are the focus of this year’s program which is geared ages 3 through 12. The Greg and Axel Program is sponsored by Engineered Construction Services. We look forward to seeing everyone there.

 

Story Times

Traditional story times will end on Wednesday, June 15, and will resume in September.

 

Summer Book Sale

The library is having TWO BIG BOOK SALES this summer, OUTDOORS. The first sale will take place Sunday, June 26, and the second will be on August 7, both from 10am to 4pm. There will be non-fiction, as well as novels for summer reading, children’s books, cook books, audio books, movies/videos, an amazing collection for your summer enjoyment, all reasonably priced.

 

The Art of Math

As part of its summer 4-H programs, the University of Maine Cooperative Extension will present the Art of Math. This 6-week program will focus on learning or building math skills through the use of art. Participants will learn about patterns & the Fibonacci Sequence, symmetry, shapes, & tessellations, areas, perimeter volume, and the strength of shapes through art. They will put all that knowledge together to build a small cardboard house that they can then decorate. All materials will be provided. This is a free program for children ages 9-13 or those in grades 4-7. It will be presented at the Raymond Village Library, Thursdays, beginning June 30 through August 4 from 10:30am to 12pm. From more information or to register please call the library at 655-4283 or visit umaine.edu/cumberland/programs/4-h-summer-spin/.

 

Book Group

The book chosen for June is Claire of the Sea Light, by Edwidge Danticat. The story begins in a small seaside town where a little girl, the daughter of a fisherman, has gone missing. Claire of the Sea Light is an enchanting child born into love and tragedy in Ville Rose, Haiti. Claire’s mother died in childbirth, and on each of her birthdays, Claire is taken by her father, Nozias, to visit her mother’s grave. Nozias wonders if he should give away his young daughter so that Claire can have a better life. When he finally makes the heart wrenching decision to do so, she disappears. The story explores what it means to be a parent, child, neighbor, lover, and friend, while revealing the mysterious bonds we share with the natural world and with one another.

 

We invite all interested readers and look forward to seeing our summer people at our next meeting on Thursday. June 30 at 7:00pm.

 Town of Raymond Planning Board

Notice of Public Hearing

 

Wednesday, January 13, 2016, 7:00 pm

Raymond Broadcast Studio

423 Webbs Mills Road

 

 

The Town of Raymond Planning Board will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, January 13, 2016 in accordance with Article 7 of the Land Use Ordinance, and 30-A MRSA §4352 for the purpose of receiving public input on proposed amendments for the following ordinances:

 

1. Shoreland Zoning Provisions Map

 

2. Shoreland Zoning Provisions

          A. Section 12 (Non Conformance)

          B. Section 13 (Establishment of Shoreland Districts)

          C. Section 15 (Land Use Standards)

          D. Section 16 (Administration)

          E. Section 17 (Definition)

 

3. Land Use Ordinance

A. Article 9.X.1 (Stormwater Quality and Phosphorous Control Applicability)

B. Article 9.X.2 (Application Review)

C. Article 9.X.2.a (Point System)

 

4. Land Use Ordinance

A. Article 12 (Applicablity and Definition of Terms Used in This Ordinance)

           a. Section 15.G (Land Use Standards-Parking Areas)

 

5. Shoreland Zoning Provisions

A. Section 16.G (Administration- Shoreland Zoning Provisions)

           a. Article 6 (Board of Appeals) Land Use Ordinance

 

6. Land Use Ordinance, Subdivision regulations, and the Fire Protection

    Ordinance where fees are identified

 

7. Fees and Penalties Ordinance

 

8. Land Use Ordinance

A. Article 9, section Q (Lot Coverage)

B. Article 12 (Definitions)

 

9. Fire Protection Ordinance (Miscellaneous Ordinances)

 

The complete text will be available online at www.raymondmaine.org and at the Town Office by January 6, 2016.

 

Land Use Map - DRAFT

Proposed Warrent Articles

Raymond Warrant for Town Meeting - June 2016

 

 

Hello Coalition members!

 

Bring your celebratory dancing shoes back out – you, the BTI Coalition, was just awarded a Drug Free Communities Support grant! This means you’ll be receiving $125,000 per year for the next 5 years to help prevent youth substance use in the communities of Windham and Raymond. I’m delighted you all have been awarded this opportunity and can continue full steam ahead with your efforts. As we saw at our last Coalition meeting, with our rapid fire “what are we proud of/grateful for” session, you all are committed to the work, by showing up, following through, creating amazing ideas for programming, and involving all stakeholders. Time and time again I am amazed by your thoughtfulness and dedication and honored to be a part of the BTI Coalition.

 

Take some time to pat yourselves on the back, do a little dance, and get ready for a great 5 years at working toward preventing and reducing youth substance use in your communities.

 

https://m.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/web_version_-_fy_2015_dfc_new_grant_awards_188_community_coalitions_-_final.pdf

 

https://www.whitehouse.gov/ondcp/drug-free-communities-support-program

 

 

Job well done,

Heather Drake, MPH Substance Abuse Prevention Program Coordinator

Public Health Program

50 Lydia Lane, South Portland, Maine 04106

 

For further information:  Rev. Nancy Foran, Pastor  207-232-3080  nancy1@maine.rr.co 

 

Raymond Village Community Church Awarded 2015 Vital Worship Grant: Only Church in Maine, One of Just 29 Nation-wide 

Raymond Village Community Church - UCC (“RVCC”) is one of only 29 churches nation-wide and the only church in Maine receiving a special grant to explore new and novel ways of enhancing worship. The grant of $12,000 from the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship, is intended to help the Church generate renewed interest and energy in public worship at the local level and to make worship more relevant and attractive to people of all ages.

 

“Our one-year grant of $12,000, from the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship, allows us to continue and enhance what has become a major theme for us; making worship a more meaningful and immersive experience.” Said RVCC Pastor, Nancy Foran. “We will use the money to explore and create new ways of worship that truly and deeply touch all people, regardless of age or faith perspective.” 

 

The Church’s grant team chose the theme of “Light and Dark”; using the symbolism of light and dark in Scripture, art, music, and literature as a lens to focus its vital worship efforts. Over the next year, Church members will be creating special art installations, collaboratively developing a set of special services, hosting a community photo exhibition, and working with John Bell, one of the world’s major advocates for revitalizing worship. Light blocking curtains will be installed in the church sanctuary in order to allow the use of environmental projection – “painting” the sanctuary walls with images during worship.

 

The Vital Worship Grants Program is made possible through the generous support of the Lilly Endowment, a major national foundation and the only major foundation that actively supports the North American faith community, in addition to its work in education and community development. “We are deeply grateful to the Calvin Institute and to the Lilly Endowment for making this program possible and for selecting us to participate.” Foran said.

 

Churches that receive grants actively collaborate with both the Calvin Institute and other current and immediate past grant recipients at both pre-grant and post-grant conferences. Calvin then makes best practices and lessons-learned available to all denominations. “We learn a tremendous amount from these programs,” said Calvin Institute Director John Witvliet, “from the wisdom demonstrated in designing them and the insights gleaned from implementing and adapting them as they unfold. We look forward to sharing insights from these projects with a larger audience in our future programming over the next several years."

 

The CICW’s Worship Grants program (formerly known as the Worship Renewal Grants Program) is now in its 16th year and has seen more than 700 projects funded since its inception

 

For more information on the grants program, including a complete list of this year’s grants recipients, please see: www.calvin.edu/worship.  For more information about RVCC, the Church’s website can be found at www.rvccme.org.

RVCC: Small Church, BIG Heart!

Raymond Village Community Church is a United Church of Christ congregation.  It is a diverse faith community embracing tolerance, committed to missions and outreach, singing joyfully, and welcoming all people no matter where they are on their faith journey.  For more information about RVCC, contact Rev. Nancy Foran, Pastor, at 655-7749 or revnancy@rvccme.org.

Applicants should be experienced in performing various construction inspections, environmental compliance reviews, and investigation of violations. The successful candidate will have construction industry and electrical/plumbing experience. Valid motor vehicle operator's license required. High school graduate or equivalent required; preference given to candidates with training and certification in Maine Uniform Building and Energy Code (MUBEC) regulations as well as Licensed Plumbing Inspector (LPI) certification.

 

 

Please send application, resume and letter of interest to:

 

Rita Theriault, Human Resouce Officer

Town of Raymond

401 Webbs Mills Road

Raymond, Maine 04071

 

Position open until filled. 

 

The Town of Raymond is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

The Raymond Community Dock at Panther Run is Now Installed!

This dock is sponsored by business owners of the 

Raymond Vitalization Committee. 

The dock is for public use for boaters to access the rest area and businesses

from Memorial Day through Labor Day.

 

The rules are as follows:

  • Trash is Carry-In, Carry-Out
  • No Overnight Docking
  • Maximum Docking Time is 90 Minutes
  • Two (2) Boat Maximum at Any Given Time
  • Town Assumes No Liability for Damage to Persons or Property
  • The Dock is Used at Your Own Personal Risk

 

Thank you to all who voted in the Election on June 9th!

The newly elected officials are:

  • Joe Bruno - Selectman
  • Debra Duchaine - Budget-Finance Committee
  • Bob Gosselin - Budget-Finance Committee
  • Brien Richards - Budget-Finance Committee
  • Diana Froisland - RSU #14 Board of Directors

The decision was to stop the process to withdraw from RSU #14, and the RSU #14 budget was approved.

 

To see complete results please click HERE.

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