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Please help us in welcoming new Town Clerk Sue Look to the Town Office Staff.

 

 

Sue has been married to her husband Al for 33 years and they have two married daughters and two grandchildren.  She was the Town Clerk in West Bath from 2004 to 2008 and managed the Central Voter Registration (CVR) for the Division of Elections for 5 years.  She enjoys sea kayaking, gardening, baking, and all sorts of old-fashioned hand crafts.  Her dad grew up in New Gloucester and she has an uncle in Raymond and another in Windham, so is familiar with this area and looks forward to getting to know the area and residents better as she settles into her new position.

The Town of Raymond and Raymond Public Safety Department have compiled a firework safety brochure (PDF Version). Hardcopies will be available at the Town Office, Public Safety Building and various real estate and shopping/dining locations around town!

Citizens seeking to burn brush, wood debris or agricultural fields now have the option to obtain their open burning permits electronically. The Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry’s Bureau of Forestry announced that it has expanded the online burn permit system statewide. Traditional hand-written burn permits are still available, but the online system allows permits to be acquired 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, providing that the fire danger is not high.
 

The Town of Raymond is seeking one member to serve on the Planning Board, which meets the second Wednesday of the month as needed.

As well as an alternate to serve on the Zoning Board of Appeals, which meets on the last Monday of the month as needed.

Please contact Sue Look, Town Clerk, at 655-4742 x 121 for more information or to apply.

 

 

This is it, the Raymond Road Runner is now back as a online resource of municipal and community news, announcements and events. Articles and image content can be submitted via email for publication to roadrunner@raymondmaine.org or dropped off at the Town Office on CD. Submitted content must be from individuals authorized on behalf of the town office, board, committee or organization that it pertains to. Out of town submitted content will be judged suitable for publication by its relevance or benefit to the residents of Raymond.

Virtuoso musicians pianist Dan Strange and violinist Ashley Liberty will perform a wide variety of music in concert at the Raymond Village Community Church (UCC), Sunday July 20, beginning at 2:00pm.  Ticket are $15.00, available by calling 939-7947.

Strange and Liberty are widely-acclaimed for their skill at multiple genres of music, including jazz, blues, swing, and classical, and the seamlessness and style of their play together.  Both have had extensive professional careers, accompanying Broadway and classical performers such as Norm Lewis, Sutton Foster, Andrea Bocelli, Noel Paul Stookey, and Bernadette Peters.

Both Maine natives, Strange and Liberty are well-known for their evocative and memorable performances during the annual American Family Holiday Concerts at Windham High School.

Now living in Miami, where Strange is an Adjunct Professor at the Frost School of Music at the University of Miami, they have graciously agreed to perform this benefit concert while home during their summer vacation. This is a concert not to be missed and an afternoon to remember!  There will be a brief intermission with desserts and beverages served.

Raymond Village Community Concerts is an outreach program of the Raymond Village Community Church (UCC), bringing a broad variety of high-quality live musical performances to the people of Raymond Village, the Lakes Region, and Southern Maine.

Raymond Village Community Church (RVCC), 27 Main Street (Rte. 121 just off Rte. 302), Raymond Village (Part of the Raymond Village Community Concerts Series)

Karen Strange PHONE: 207-939-7947, E-MAIL: kstrange228@gmail.com

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.

Pot Roast Supper at
Raymond Village Community Church (RVCC),
Saturday, July 19

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT: Tom Wiley, twiley2@maine.rr.com

The next Raymond Village Community Church pot roast supper will take place Saturday, July 19, from 5:00pm to 6:30pm at the Church. Tender, flavorful sliced pot roast, carrots, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, rolls and beverages, and a “dessert of the month” (this month: home-made pies!). Suppers are $9.00 for adults and $5.00 for children under 12. Books left over from the Yard Sale will also be available – just 50 cents each! The Raymond Village Community Church is conveniently located at 27 Main St. in Raymond Village, ½ mile off Route 302, just north of the Raymond commercial area. FMI: The Church Office at 655-7749.
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 warmly 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

Great Weekend Weather Makes “Much More Than A Yard Sale” Event A Big Success For Raymond Village Community Church

This past Saturday, June 28, hundreds of people took advantage of the great Maine summer weather to come shop the Raymond Village Community Church’s annual Yard Sale and Flea Market.  “Each year, the sale gets just that much bigger”, said Rolf Olsen, event coordinator.  “Shoppers got some great bargains and the programs of our church got a big boost financially – a real win-win!” he added.  Buys of the day included some unusual and hard-to-find antique tools and a rare and desirable 1911 edition of the Encyclopedia Britannica.  The Yard Sale and Flea Market will be back again next June – bigger and better than ever!

Lois Waldron with clowns “Hugs” and “Star” (aka Carl and Sue Hodge) at the Raymond Village Community Church Yard Sale & Flea Market silent auction table, Saturday, June 28.”
Lois Waldron with clowns “Hugs” and “Star” (aka Carl and
Sue Hodge) at the Raymond Village Community Church Yard
Sale & Flea Market silent auction table, Saturday, June 28.”

 

Grillmaster Andy Morrison serves 'em up during The Raymond Village Community Church Yard Sale and Flea Market, Saturday, June 28

Grillmaster Andy Morrison serves 'em up during
The Raymond Village Community Church Yard Sale
and Flea Market, Saturday, June 28

 

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.

At a Glance

  • Sunday, June 29 – Summer Reading Program begins, 1pm-3pm
  • Sunday, July 13 – Kick-off for the Annual Book Sale, 10am to 4pm
  • Tuesday, July 29 – Family Star Gazing Party at Hacker’s Hill, Casco.  After Dark
  • Thursday, July 31 – Book Group meets at the Hawthorne House, 7pm
  • Tuesday, August 12 – Family Star Gazing Party at Hacker’s Hill, Casco.  After Dark

Summer Reading Program

Fizz, Boom, Read is the theme of the Summer Reading Program at Raymond Village Library for children and teens. Mad Science of Maine will be performing during the kick-off on June 29 at 1:00pm, outside the Raymond Village Library. If raining, it will be held at the Raymond Public Safety Building on Route 302. Goody Bags filled with a reading log, fun games and Sea Dog tickets will be available at the kick-off.  Weekly prizes will be awarded to participants. This program will conclude on August 17.

July and August programs include:  Wednesday, July 9 – Experiment:  Create your own goo.  Wednesday, July 16– Origami, create and race paper airplanes.  Wednesday, July 23 – Experiment: create a volcano and watch it explode. Wednesday, August 6 – Fire Safety: Raymond Fire Department. Sunday, August 17 – Dog Safety with Classic Paws. These all take place at 10:30am outside the Raymond Village Library. In case of rain, they will be held at the Raymond Public Safety Building.  For more information, call the Raymond Village Library at 655-4283.

The summer reading program is sponsored by Gorham Savings Bank.

A grant from Loon Echo Trust has made it possible to have two FAMILY STAR GAZING NIGHTS ON Hacker Hill off of Quaker Ridge Road in Casco in collaboration with the Casco Public Library. Join Ed Gleason from the University of Maine Planetarium and David Manchester a member of Southern Maine Astronomers, Tuesday, July 29 and Tuesday, August 12 after dark for meteor showers and star gazing. For more information, call the Raymond Village Library at 655-4283 and wish for clear skies.

Children’s Story Time

There will still be story times for children on most Mondays at 10:30am throughout the summer.  Please check with the library by calling 655-4283

Annual Book Sale

Sunday, July 13 from 10am to 4pm is the kick-off date and time for the Raymond Village Library’s Annual Book Sale. This is a great opportunity to pick up summer reading or that special book to add to your personal library. There are a variety of books from which to choose, all at low prices. This sale will continue through August, during regular library hours, with new books being added each week.

Book Group

The Orchardist, by Amanda Coplin is the book chosen for the July meeting. This is a story of a solitary man named Talmadge who tends his grove of fruit trees.  He is a gentle man who finds solace in  his life. One day, while in town to sell his fruit, two girls, barefoot and dirty, steal apples from him and later appear at his door. This is a man who disrupts the lonely harmony of a quiet life when he opens his heart to let the world in. The meeting will be held at the Hawthorne House on Raymond Cape Road on July 31st at 7pm. The book will be available upon request at the library. For more information, please call the library at 655-4283. This group welcomes all interested readers and we especially look forward to seeing our summertime members.

Many Thanks

The Plant Sale at the Raymond Village Library this year was amazing.  We wish to thank all those who worked in organizing, arranging, pricing and making it happen. The selection was wonderful thanks to all those who contributed. We especially wish to thank the Raymond Village Florist and Maple Springs Farm in Harrison for their generous donation of plants. Most of all we need to thank all those devoted gardeners who came and purchased flowers and plants. It takes all of these dedicated people to make this important fundraiser such a success.

Clynk –Recycle bottles and cans

In the warmer months we often use more beverages in cans and bottles, especially with summer time company. One of the easiest ways to contribute to your library is to utilize the green plastic bags available at the library to collect your recyclable cans and bottles. When filled, just bring it down to the local Hannafords Supermarket. The library will receive the money from the deposit to benefit the library’s material and services.  Ask for the recycle bags the next time you come into the library.

RAYMOND VILLAGE COMMUNITY CHURCH (RVCC) OPENS COMMUNITY “GATHERING SPACE” FOR THIS SUMMER IN COOL CHURCH VESTRY

Starting June 16, the Vestry of the Raymond Village Community Church will be open every Monday from 10:00am to noon for anyone wanting to escape the summer heat, enjoy a glass of lemonade, iced tea, or cup of coffee, or share some time with friends and other community members.

Our Church sits right in the middle of Raymond Center and our Vestry stays cool on the hottest days”, says Rev. Nancy Foran, Pastor. “We thought it would be great to give people a place to escape the heat, read or play a game, and maybe have a chat with their neighbors. This is simply one more way we can be of service to our community.”

There is no set program or agenda. People are encouraged to bring knitting, crafts, games, or just a good book. “Most of all, we just want people to bring themselves.” Says Rev. Foran. “We hope this will be an opportunity to make some new friends, have some quiet fun, and relax.”

Ironically, the idea for Gathering Space first developed last winter when, in the midst of one of our many snowstorms, Rev. Foran found herself reflecting on how isolating a rural Maine winter can be. “I asked myself whether our church could be a warm spot for people trying to keep their heating bills down or for people just wanting a bit of company to combat the blahs. And then I wondered: If such a place is needed in the winter, what about the summer as well?"

The Church’s mission coordinators and Council discussed and approved the idea. One day a week may well expand to two or more days a week if demand warrants.   Gathering Space will be staffed by Church volunteers.

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

POT ROAST SUPPER AT RAYMOND VILLAGE COMMUNITY CHURCH (RVCC), SATURDAY, JUNE 21

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT: Tom Wiley, twiley2@maine.rr.com  

The Raymond Village Community Church’s next pot roast supper will take place Saturday, June 21, from 5:00pm to 6:30pm at the Church. Tender, flavorful sliced pot roast, carrots, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, rolls and beverages, and a “dessert of the month”. Suppers are $9.00 for adults and $5.00 for children under 12.

The Raymond Village Community Church is conveniently located at 27 Main St. in Raymond Village, ½ mile off Route 302, just north of the Raymond commercial area.

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 warmly 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

What's Going On

  • Tuesday, June 3 – Raymond Town Meeting at 7pm
  • Saturday, June 7 – Annual Plant Sale, 7:00am to 11:00am
  • Wednesday, June 11 – Author Kate Webber, 6:30pm at the library
  • Saturday, June 21 – First Annual Raymond Village Bazaar 10am to 3pm
  • Sunday, June 22 – RVL Crafters Club, noon to 4pm at the library
  • Thursday, June 26 – Book Group, 7pm at the library
  • Sunday, June 29 – Summer Reading Program begins, 1pm to 3pm, at the library
  • Sunday, July 13 – Kick-off for the Annual Book Sale

Annual Town Meeting

We ask our patrons to support their library by attending the town meeting on June 3 at 7:00pm, when the Raymond Budget will be discussed, including the budget for the library. In the meantime, you can help by calling your selectmen to let them know that you support library funding. This is a wonderful and easy way you can help support your library.

Children’s Story Times

The regular story times will end for the summer and resume in September. Special Story Times for the summer will be on most Mondays. For more information, call the library at 655-4283.

Annual Plant Sale

Saturday, June 7 is one day you will want to get up early in order to get the best choice of flowers and plants from the Raymond Village Library Plant Sale. It begins at 7:00am and continues until 11:00am. As always the choices are varied with perennials, groundcovers, bedding plants, annuals, vegetable and herb plants, all at unbelievably low prices. This event happens rain or shine so be sure to mark your calendar now so you don’t miss it.

We continue to count on your help for this sale, by asking you to save plants when you divide your perennials and also, if you start from seed, to start a few more for the sale. Please put the plants you have saved aside and bring them to the library, June 6, the day before the sale from 4 to 6 pm. If you cannot keep the plants until June 7 or are unable to bring them to the library, please call Marie at 221-0568 or Jane at 655-5354.

Swan’s Island Chronicles

The Raymond Village Library is excited to host Kate Webber, author of Swan’s Island Chronicles, a book filled with borrowed, exaggerated and half-forgotten tales of Island Life.

Kate Webber earned a degree in anthropology from Bates College and worked with the Freeport Historical society before spending two years with the Swan’s Island Historical Society through the Island Institute’s fellow program.  Her varied historical work and social life on the island led to a column in the Working Waterfront publication, which formed the basis for this book.  Kate has since moved to Portland, Maine, and is working for the Maine Humanities Council.
The program will be held at the Raymond Village Library, 3 Meadow Road, Rte 121, Raymond, Maine, on June 11 at 6:30pm and is free to the public.  Please pre-register at the library or call the library at 655-4283, or email sally.holt@raymondvillagelibrary.org.

First Annual Raymond Village Bazaar

This is a first and a very special event for Raymond. On Saturday, June 21, beginning at 10amand lasting until 3pm, there will be Tents, Balloons, Music, Crafts and Art Work to buy, Games, Concessions, a Bounce House, Cotton Candy, a White Elephant Table of superior items and Special Fun for the kids and so much more, all at the Raymond Village Library!!

What a wonderful way to welcome in summer. This is a family event for all ages.  See you there!!

Book Group

The Light Between Oceans, by M.L. Stedman is the book chosen for June. The group will meet on Thursday, June 26 at the Raymond Village Library at 7:00pm to discuss their thoughts and ideas regarding this novel. We look forward to seeing our summer residents and extend an invitation to all interested readers to join us for a fun and interesting evening.

Tom  Sherbourne takes a job as a lighthouse keeper on an isolated island, where the supply boat comes once a season and shore leaves are granted every other year. Here he brings his young wife, Isabel and years later after two miscarriages and one stillbirth, Isabel discovers a boat washed up carrying a dead man and a living baby. This story is about people seeking to find their way in a world where there is no right answer, where justice for one person is another’s tragic loss.

The book is available upon request at the library. For more information call 655-4283.

Summer Reading Program

Fizz, Boom, Read!! This is the theme for this year’s summer reading program.  There will be experiments, making goo, and volcanoes to start with. Then fun origami and paper airplanes. Also two star-gazing nights are planned and that is just some of the interesting and fun projects.

This program is for all ages, children through teens. The kick-off party will be June 29, from 1 to 3 pm, so be sure to sign up early at the library. There will be goody bags that will include a reading log, schedule of events, and other fun items at this time and also at the Bazaar on Saturday, June 21st at the library. Prizes will be given throughout the summer. For more information, call the library at 655-4283.

Beach Reads

For the summer months we will help you choose your fun beach reading, by suggesting authors. Even if you are not a beach person (horrors!) if you are a reader, finding new fun authors is a must.

Here are a few to try out: Jack Higgins, Dick Francis, Nora Roberts, J. D. Robb, Janet Evanovich, David Baldacci, Kristin Hannah, Elin Hildebrand, Steve Berry, Robert Crais, and Maeve Binchy.  All these authors come highly recommended. If you need help finding a book, the staff is more than happy to help out.

Watch for more suggestions next month, and if you have a favorite author to share, please let us know the next time you are in the library.

Book Sale

Sunday, July 13 at 10am is the kick-off date and time for the Raymond Village Library’s Annual Book Sale. This is a unique opportunity to add that special book to your collection or to find an interesting novel to read at your convenience at extremely low prices. This sale will continue through July.

Raymond Village Library Crafters Club

Come share your craft – whether it be crocheting, knitting, card making, plastic canvas, sewing, quilting, macramé, jewelry, beading, embroidery, origami, painting – whatever your interest, come in and craft with us on Sunday, June 22 from noon to 4 pm.  FMI call the library at 655-4283.

RAYMOND VILLAGE COMMUNITY CHURCH (RVCC) TO HOST
“MUCH MORE THAN A YARD SALE” YARD SALE AND FLEA MARKET,
SATURDAY, JUNE 28, 8:00AM – 2:00PM, RAIN OR SHINE

There will be a lot to love at this year’s “Much More Than a Yard Sale” yard sale and flea market in Raymond Center.  This event is tailor-made for bargain hunters, seekers of the unique and unusual, kids of all ages, lovers of char-broiled burgers, hot dogs, and homemade pie, and anyone looking for something interesting to do on a beautiful June morning.

This year’s incarnation of the annual yard sale/flea market includes a parking lot full of new and used furniture, books, clothes, household goods, knick knacks, pictures, kid’s toys, music, working appliances and electronics, power tools, old photographic equipment, dishes, etc.  Clowns will be wandering through the crowd to entertain the kids.  At least sixteen local merchants will be offering everything from jewelry to chocolates to jams and jellies.  In addition, there will be a plant sale, a silent auction, a pie sale, and “Andy’s Grill” featuring charbroiled ‘burgers and ‘dogs.

The Church is offering table space for a nominal fee to anyone interested in selling merchandise.  “This event grows larger every year, and our vendors report doing very well.  We will have more vendors than ever this year, but are always looking to expand”, say Rolf and Brenda Olsen, event coordinators

The Church is asking for donations of any kind of saleable merchandise for the Yard Sale.  Pick-ups can be arranged anywhere in the Lakes Region.

For information about reserving table space, contact Polly at 892-4301.  For other information or to arrange a merchandise pick-up, contact Rolf or Brenda Olsen at 655-4670.

In addition, the Church is encouraging Raymond Center neighbors on Main Street, Mill Street, Gay Avenue, Meadow Road, and Chapel Street to hold their own yard sales that day or to let friends host yard sales on their property. “The more people who hold yard sales, the more traffic we can all attract, which helps everybody.” The Olsens said.

RVCC is at 27 Main Street in Raymond Center, only ½ mile off Route 302, just east of Sebago Lake.  Raymond Center is easy to get to from anywhere in Cumberland County.  It offers convenience and visibility with a rural village ambiance – perfect for such an event.

The June Yard Sale is a major fundraiser for RVCC.  The proceeds enable the Church to continue and expand its community and mission programs in Raymond and the broader world.

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.

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The Town of Raymond 2014-2015 Annual Budget/Town Warrant is now available online to be viewed and/or downloaded here. Published versions should be available at the town office by Thursday, May 29th. Call ahead.

FLEA SEASON IS HERE!

Save the date for The Casco Village Church United Church of Christ Flea Market & Auction Board, Saturday, July 12th, 2014 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the Village Green, 940 Meadow Road (Route 121) in Casco Village.

  • Vendors: Call 627-4181 to reserve your table.
  • Spring cleaners: Call 627-4282 if you have donations to make to our Flea Market.  
  • Please remember that we do ask all items be in good working condition and are of good resale quality.
  • Please no large exercise machines, large appliances, firearms, TV's or computers. 
  • Local businesses, call 591-4604 or 627-4282 to promote your goods and services by making a contribution to our Auction Board.

You won't want to miss the biggest event of its type in the area

Always the 2nd Saturday in July (fabulous fun, food, friends, & fleas); a shining star opportunity to advertise and promote your business; right on target with over 50 vendors catering to every shopper's whim! And Admission is FREE!!! What better way to spend a summer Saturday!

Contact your Flea Market & Auction Board Representative or the church @ 627-4282.

POT ROAST SUPPERS RETURN TO THE
RAYMOND VILLAGE COMMUNITY CHURCH (RVCC),
BEGINNING SATURDAY, MAY 17

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT: Tom Wiley, twiley2@maine.rr.com

Back by popular demand! RVCC will be serving its famous pot roast dinner at all public suppers this year. From May through September the menu will be tender, flavorful sliced pot roast, carrots, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, rolls and beverages, and a “dessert of the month”.

RVCC Pot Roast Suppers are scheduled for May 17, June 21, July 19, August 16, and September 20. All suppers will run from 5:00pm to 6:30pm in the Church Vestry. The cost for the supper will be $9.00 per person for adults and $5.00 per person for children under 12. Pay at the door.

New this year will be a "Season Pass" allowing purchasers to attend all the suppers for a reduced price.

The Raymond Village Community Church is conveniently located at 27 Main St. in Raymond Village, just ½ mile off Route 302, just north of the Raymond commercial area.

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 warmly 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

The Downeasters, Maine’s favorite men’s a capella chorus, to perform at the Raymond Village Community Church, Sunday afternoon, May 18, 3:00pm

Chances are you’ve heard the amazing vocal harmonies of The Downeasters a capella chorus outdoors at the Yarmouth Clam Festival. If you haven’t, rest assured; it’s a remarkable, enjoyable experience! On May 18 at 3:00pm, you can hear all 40+ polished voices in the intimate setting and excellent acoustics of the historic Raymond Village Community Church. Over forty big voices performing in a space that seats just 180 people – it will be a unique and unforgettable performance.

The Downeasters repertoire is eclectic and their performances electric, combining classic barbershop tunes with great musical theater standards, Swing Era vocal numbers, inspirational songs and hymns, and unique takes on modern songs.  Whatever they perform is sure to delight even the most discriminating listener.      

Tickets for this event are $10.00, and can be obtained by calling 939-7947. Seating is limited, so call at your earliest convenience. Group sales are welcomed. Raymond Village Community Church is located at 27 Main St. (Route 121), in Raymond Village, just ½ mile off Route 302.

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 warmly 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

At a Glance

  • Thursday, May 1 – Library is open 2pm to 7pm. Check out the New Hours
  • Monday, May 12 – “Petting Zoo, Program on E-books at 1pm at the library
  • Monday, May 12 – Paul Doiron, Maine Author at 6:30pm
  • Sunday, May 18 – Game Day, 1-3pm at the library
  • Monday, May 19 – Library Board Meeting at 6:30
  • Wednesday, May 21 – Publicity Meeting, 4:15pm at the library
  • Monday, May 26 – Memorial Day, the library is closed
  • Wednesday, May 28 – Book Group, 6:30 at the library
  • Saturday, June 7 – Annual Plant Sale, 7am to 11am, at the library

New Library Hours

The Raymond Village Library will now be open four days a week for the convenience of our patrons. The new hours will begin Thursday, May 1 and are as follows:

Sunday – 10 to 4, Monday – 10 to 6, Wednesday - 10 to 6, and Thursday – 2 to 7. If you have any questions, please call the library at 655-4283 or email sally.holt@raymondvillagelibrary.org.

Petting Zoo

On Monday, May 12, Jared Leadbetter from the Maine State Library will be at the Raymond Village Library to demonstrate e-books. If you have recently purchased an e-reader or have had one for awhile and would like to learn how to do more things with it, please sign up at the library for “The Petting Zoo” training. It will be held at the library at 1pm. Several e-books will be available in the library through May 19th on loan from the state library for patrons to try out. You may also call the library to be added to the class or email
Sally.holt@raymondvillagelibrary.org.

Maine Author

Paul Doiron, is the author of the Mike Bowditch series of crime novels, including The Poacher’s Son, which won the Barry Award and the Strand Critics Award for Best First Novel. PopMatters named it to its Best Fiction of 2010 list.
His next three novels in the series are Trespasser, Bad Little Falls and Massacre Pond. All have been Indie Bestsellers and have been translated into ten languages.

The Raymond Village Library is pleased to have Mr. Doiron on Monday, May 12 at 6:30 to speak about his novels. A book signing will follow his presentation and Sherman Book and Stationery Store in Portland will have copies of his novels for purchase at this event. This program is free and open to the public. Please pre-register at the library or call the library at 655-4283, or email sally.holt@raymondvillagelibrary.org

Game Day

Got Game? The Raymond Village Library has lots of games and will have them all out for the next Game Day on Sunday, May 18. All students ages 8 and older are welcome. Bring your friends and plan for a fun afternoon. Learn new games or play a favorite one. If you need more information, call the library at 655-4283.

Book Group

The group has chosen, The Language of Flowers, by Vanessa Diffenbough for May’s meeting. This novel deals with young Victoria Jones who has passed through at least 32 foster families before she is taken to live with Elizabeth. Elizabeth feeds Victoria’s fascination with flowers and finds that she has a gift for helping others through the flowers she chooses for them. This is a fun, poignant story, perfect for Spring. This group meets at the library on Wednesday, May 28, at 7pm and is open to anyone who wishes to join us. The book is available upon request at the library. FMI call 655-4283.

Annual Plant Sale

Spring has finally arrived and plans for the Raymond Village Library’s Plant Sale are underway. All gardeners, plant and flower lovers, now is the time for cleaning out those flowerbeds, dividing and replacing your favorite plants. The RVL’s Plant Sale, June 7 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 6, the day before the sale from 4:00pm to 6:00pm, you will be helping to make this fundraiser a success. Perennials are very popular, as are ground covers, flower shrubs, vines, bedding plants and annuals. For more information, please call Marie at 221-0568, email mkconnolly@maine.rr.com, Elissa at 655-3399, email ewoodgiff@hotmail.com, or Jane at 655-5354, email janehubbell@maine.rr.com.

Maine Wildlife Park

Thanks to generous library patrons, the Raymond Village Library has purchased a Community Pass to the Maine Wildlife Park for all our patrons to use.
The usual charges for the Park are: for ages 4-12= $5 each, ages 13-60=$7 each and ages 61 + = $5 each. By using the Community Pass, each member of the group (no more than 7 people) will just be charged $2.50 each. This is a large savings per family and you can visit the park perhaps several times during the season, saving each time. It is a wonderful place for families to visit and bring your summer company, as well as visiting grandchildren.

The pass is available by request at the library. It is recommended that you ask in advance of the day you wish to visit, as the pass can just be used by one party at a time.

Author of the Month

Jacqueline Winspear is the author of the “Maisie Dobbs” series, which explores the aftermath of World War I. Her books have been described as an outstanding historical series, deeply empathetic and less who-dunits than why-dunits. Her Maisie Dobbs is a private investigator who untangles painful and shameful secrets stemming from war experiences. These stories are interesting, enlightening to read and will involve the reader in the fascinating characters the author has created.

The Raymond Village Library has all of the Maisie Dobbs series and they will be on display at the library during the month of May. Please ask at the desk if you don’t see the book you are looking for.

Get Caught Reading

If you fancy yourself an amateur photographer or just like taking pictures, be sure to check out the poster on the bulletin board at the library or on the RVL website about the Get Caught Reading Photo Contest. It is open to all ages and there will be prizes!

But hurry, because entries must be submitted on or before May 12. Applications may be obtained on our website or at the front desk.

Garden Tour of 2015

A whole year sounds like a long time to wait, but plans are underway to select gardens for next years Garden Tour.

Anyone interested in having their garden considered for next years tour, please contact Elissa Gifford by phone (207)655-3399 or email ewoodgiff@hotmail.com.

All eligible gardens will be visited by the end of June this year and choices will be made by the end of July for inclusion in the 2015 Garden Tour, to give owners time to plan and prepare.

Raymond Village Bazaar

This is advance notice to mark your calendar for the Raymond Village Bazaar to be held on Saturday, June 21 at the Raymond Village Library from 10am to 3pm.

There will be Artists and Crafters, Concessions, a White Elephant Sale of superior items, music, food and special fun for the kids.

Look for more information in the June publication of the Raymond Village Library on our website and facebook page. This is a family event you won’t want to miss.

There is still room for more Artists and Crafters. Reserve your space now by calling Emily Allen, 617-331-6311 or Paula Jondro 508-725-6963.

Town staff is currently updating the www.raymondmaine.org business section of website. If you would like to remain on the website, have your information updated or be added, please complete and return this FORM

Contact Danielle Loring 207-655-4742 x 133 for more information. 

Doing Some Spring Cleaning? We are looking for donations for our Yard Sale. We’ll take your unwanted stuff. What we can’t sell we’ll re-donate to the Salvation Army. NO HASSLE for you! Just give us a call! Rolf or Brenda 655-4670 for a pick up. Proceeds to benefit the Raymond Village Community Church.  Small church, Big heart.

Seder Meal and Tenebrae Service

Thursday, April 17, 5:30P.M., Raymond Village Community Church - UCC
27 Main Street (Rte. 121 just north of Rte. 302), Raymond Village

All are invited to a homemade soup and bread supper on Maundy Thursday (April 17th) at 5:30 P.M.  followed by a Passover (Seder) meal at 6:15. Try the foods that Jesus shared with his disciples at the Last Supper.  At the end of the meal, we will have communion, in much the same way that Jesus first presented it to his followers. This is a marvelous family event that will help make the Easter story more meaningful to children and youth.

At  7:00 P.M., there will be a Candlelight Tenebrae service in the sanctuary with our Senior Choir and a small group from the Very Occasional Men's Choir.  “Tenebrae” means “shadows”, and this moving service will take us through the arrest, trial, and crucifixion of Jesus.  The sanctuary becomes darker as the story progresses, and the candles are slowly extinguished.

All of these Maundy Thursday events are separate, come for one part or the whole evening.

FMI on the Seder Meal and Tenebrae Service, contact the Church Office at 655-7749.

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, 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

Passion Sunday With Palms Service
Sunday, April 13, 10:00 A.M.
Raymond Village Community Church - UCC (RVCC)
27 Main Street (Rte. 121 just north of Rte. 302)
Raymond Village

Come and experience the drama of Jesus’ last week. So much happened between the time that he entered the Holy City of Jerusalem on a donkey as the crowds waved their palm branches and his death on a cross only a few days later. Through haunting and beautiful songs, silent and spoken prayers, dramatic readings, and more we will re-live those final days, culminating with the raising of the cross.

We will begin worship in the Vestry and (weather permitting) process into the sanctuary with our palms from the outside, so come early and enjoy a hot cross bun!

Children and youth will be parading into church as well.  They are encouraged to bring balloons, streamers, and any other “parade paraphernalia” they wish.

FMI on Passion Sunday with Palms, contact the Church Office at 655-7749.

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, 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

  • Monday, April 14 – Library Board Meeting, 6:30.
  • Wednesday, April 9 – Deborah Gideon, herbalist, 6:30pm at the library
  • Sunday, April 13 – Game Day, 1:00pm at the library
  • Wednesday, April 16 – Knitting Classes begin 2pm to 4pm at the library
  • Wednesday, April 16 – Geri Vistein, Carnivore Conservation Biologist, 6:30pm
  • Monday, April 21 – Chewonki Science Program, 10:30am at Public Safety Building
  • Wednesday, April 30 – Bookmobile Visit, 10 to 11:30 at the library
  • Wednesday, April 30 – Book Group, 7pm at the library

Deborah Gideon, herbalist

It is our pleasure to have Deborah Gideon of Raymond speak at the Raymond Village Library on Wednesday, April 9 at 6:30pm.  Deborah and her husband maintain organic gardens, orchards, chickens, and bees.  She has studied with various teachers and is a graduate of Rosemary Gladstar’s Sage Mountain Herb School’s Advanced Training in Vermont. Her education has also included many tutorials, and conferences with other internationally known herbalists.  

In her clinical practice, she has successfully treated people with a variety of problems including arthritis, allergies, depression, headaches, heart conditions, infections, insomnia, skin conditions, PMS, and other issues affecting both women and men.  Her primary focus, however, is helping people learn how to integrate plants into their everyday lives to enhance vitality and health.

Her talk will include information on spring tonics and teas. This is a free program and all those interested are invited. Please pre-register by signing up at the library, calling the library at 655-4283 or emailing the library at sally.holt@raymondvillagelibrary.org.  

Game Day

Please join us for Game Day at the library on Sunday, April 13 at 1:00pm. This program has been very popular with students 8 years or older. It is all fun!  Bring a friend, bring a new game to try out or just come and have a good time. There are snacks and games galore.

Learn to Knit Socks

Do you sometimes knit, but would like to learn something new? Georgette Ouellette will be teaching a class on how to knit socks, beginning on Wednesday, April 16 from 2 to 4pm

The cost is $50 for 6 classes and the group is limited to 6, so each person gets the help they might need. This is a fun and enjoyable way to learn a new skill and meet new people. Sign up at the library or call 655-4283 and have your name added to the list. For more information call the library at 655-4283. Georgette will contact those planning to attend, giving information for necessary materials before classes begin.

Coyote – America’s Songdog

We are fortunate to have Geri Vistein, Carnivore Conservation Biologist speak at the Raymond Village Library about her work with carnivores and our relationship with them.

Ms. Vistein’s education includes a degree in Wildlife Biology, a Masters in Natural Resources and a Masters in Education.

She has participated in many research projects concerning carnivores, including:  The Grizzly Bear DNA Study, The Elk Calf Mortality Study and a Snowshoe Hare Study (in reference to an ongoing Lynx study).

We look forward to her program on “Coyote- America’s Songdog”, which will be on Wednesday, April 16 at 6:30pm. This is free and open to the public. We ask all those who wish to attend to pre-register by signing up at the library, calling the library at 655-4283, to have your name added to the list or emailing the library director at sally.holt@raymondvillagelibrary.org.

“Scales and Tails” – April Vacation Science Program

The library’s vacation science program this April, is presented by Chewonki, an environmental education organization, based in Wiscasset, Maine.

The program titled, “Scales and Tails”, using four live non-releasable reptiles, introduces 4 of the 5 major groups of reptiles and compares their adaptations for survival.

Many people think of slimy skin and bloodthirsty monsters when they hear the word “reptile”. This hands-on program works to dispel some of those fears by allowing students to examine snakeskins, turtle shells, skeleton and other unique reptilian artifacts.

It will be held on Monday, April 21 at 10:30am at the Raymond Public Safety Building on Route 302. It is free and appropriate for all ages. FMI call the library at 655-4283.

We thank the Raymond PTO for making this special program available to the Raymond Community.

Have questions about your finances?  Get Answers at the Bookmobile – and more

Something new and special will be happening at the library on Wednesday, April 30 at 10am to 11:30am. We will be visited by the Portland Public Library Bookmobile. A financial expert will be on hand to answer your money questions.  Here is your chance to ask about:

  • Protecting your bank account from scams and identity theft
  • Retirement and estate planning
  • Types of mortgages
  • Credit card basics
  • Saving for college
  • Establishing good credit and credit report scores

Bring a copy of your credit report and receive personal advice

You can get a tour of the bookmobile, register for a PPL card and check out materials from the bookmobile. This should be fun and interesting, so mark your calendars to take advantage of this great opportunity.

Book Group

We took to the Woods, by Louise Rich Dickinson is the book scheduled for discussion on Wednesday, April 30, at 7:00pm at the library. This true story took place in the 1930’s when Louise Dickinson Rich lived in the woods of Maine with her husband Ralph, and her friend/hired help, Gerrish. They lived in a remote cabin near Lake Umbagog in the remote backcountry settlement of Middle Dam, in the Rangeley area. The story is described as “a witty account of a Thoreau-like existence in a wilderness home.

We invite all interested readers to join us. The book is available upon request at the library.

Van Service

Another great service for our patrons! If a book is not available in the library, a request form may be filled out and in most cases the book will be delivered by the “van service” available through the Maine State Library System, the next week.  This valuable service is free of charge. There may be cases where we will need to go through the mail to get a title, which would incur a small mailing charge to the patron, but that is a choice the library user can make.

Spring! Sun! Plants! Oh My!!

That’s right all these things will be happening and soon, we hope. We can’t control the weather but we can certainly start planning our flower gardens for the warm, summer months. The Raymond Village Library’s Annual Plant Sale will be held on Saturday, June 7. This is a wonderful opportunity to pick up a variety of garden plants and flowers at reasonable prices and just in time to plant. So be sure to mark your calendars now, so that the date doesn’t slip by you.

Last year we were pleased to receive so very many wonderful plants for the sale.  So when you are finally able to work in your gardens, please remember your library and put aside some of the plants you are thinning out for the sale. It is because of these generous contributions that this plant sale is so successful each year.

Author of the Month

David Baldacci has had 27 best-selling novels for adults published as well as three novels for younger readers.  He was born and grew up in Richmond, Virginia and practiced law  for nine years. In  1996 his first novel, Absolute Power was published and made into a movie, starring Clint Eastwood and Gene Hackman. He has written several series, The Camel Club and more recently, King and Maxwell, which is being made into a TNT television series.

Bill Clinton is quoted as saying, “ I love David Baldacci’s books, the dizzying plot twists, the evocative scenes, the compelling characters.” I think you will find his novels difficult to put down.

His books will be on display at the library during the month of April. Be sure to check them out.

Lake Region High School Drama Club and Bridgton Community Chiropractic invite you to an evening of classic theater entertainment when the cast and crew of Fiddler on the Roof take the stage at the Lake Region High School Auditorium on opening night, Thursday, April 3rd, at 7:00 p.m., with subsequent performances on April 4th and 5th at 7:00 p.m. and matinees on April 5th and 6th at 2:00 p.m. Under the expert direction of Eugene Long and with skilled musicians and talented thespians, it promises to be an evening of enjoyment that will keep you humming long after the curtain goes down! And this spring, we would like to welcomeFiddler on the Roof Director Jim Brake as Executive Producer of Fiddler. Jim is a creative and enthusiastic local talent who owns and operates a custom painting business and brings to Lake Region Drama a passion for the arts that spans a variety of experience including music, photographyand storytelling. “The play, and this production, is a story of community; it’s all about creating a ‘relationship’ with thepublic,”Jim says, and he talks of embracingthe experience that encompasses an entire community from the first practice to the afterglow of the final performance. It’s very exciting to have Jim on board with us!

Advance tickets for Fiddler on the Roof are $6 for students and seniors over 60 and $8 for adults. Tickets at the door will be $8 students and seniors and $10 for adults.  And new this year, families with young children can purchase a family ticket for $20 max both in advance and at the door. Advance tickets are available at Aubuchon Hardware in Naples, Bridgton Books, Hawthorne’s Attic (1/4 mile south of Cry of the Loon on Route 302 in Casco), Hayes True Value in Bridgton, and at the LRHS Office.

Judy Garland Is Coming to Raymond as Raymond Village Community Church Hosts “Legends: The Music of Judy Garland”, starring Kelly Caulfield

Gorham native and acclaimed professional singer Kelly Caulfield “is” Judy Garland as she presents the timeless music of the woman Fred Astaire called, “The greatest entertainer who ever lived.” in a live performance at the Raymond Village Community Church (UCC) (RVCC) in Raymond Center, Sunday, April 6, 2014 at 2:30pm.

Caulfield uses her talented voice and acting ability to feature Garland’s best-known songs as well as a few surprises.  The highlights will be two major medleys devoted to her movie music and her Gershwin recordings, as Caulfield interprets songs from the great composers of the era including Irving Berlin, Harold Arlen and the team of Rodgers & Hart.

Part concert, part cabaret and an all around great show, LEGENDS: THE MUSIC OF JUDY GARLAND gives audiences a chance to reminisce while hearing all new arrangements of these amazing songs from the Great American Songbook.  Whether you are nine or 90, you will love hearing such memorable tunes as: “Stormy Weather”,  “Johnny One Note”, “Come Rain or Come Shine”, Rock-a-bye Your Baby With a Dixie Melody” and, of course, “Somewhere Over the Rainbow”.

Caulfield’s show premiered last year, and has received rave reviews.  The Portland Press Herald says Caulfield “has an unforgettable set of ‘pipes’…that brought the audience to their feet.  Legends is an entertaining celebration of Garland's work that will enchant existing Garland fans, and quite possibly garner Garland more fans…”   The Lewiston Sun says, “Ms. Caulfield is unique in her ability to act out every word and ferret each shred of emotion, bringing new understanding and levels of awareness to songs heard hundreds of times…”

Tickets are $15.00, and can be obtained by contacting RVCC Music Director, Karen Strange, by phone or e-mail at 939-7947, kstrange228@gmail.com.  People are encouraged to buy tickets early, because this show will sell out.

The show is the latest presentation in RVCC’s Raymond Village Community Concerts series.  Upcoming RVCC/RVCC concerts will include The Downeasters Barbershop Chorus on May 18, and on June 28-29, an original show written and directed by former Jordan Small Middle School Drama Teacher Marilee Dunklee and featuring many of her most outstanding performers, many of whom are now pursuing their own musical careers.

Kelly Caufield is an accomplished singer.  Most recently she starred at Good Theater in Striking 12.  Other Good Theater shows include Little Me, The Spitfire Grill and Into the Woods, among others.  She has sung with the Portland Symphony Orchestra and the Bangor Symphony. She is the vocal music teacher at Hebron Academy.  In addition to being the performer, Caulfield co-wrote the show with Director Brian P. Allen.  Musical direction and arrangements are by Victoria Stubbs, with Michael Lynch as Production Stage Manager.

LEGENDS: THE MUSIC OF JUDY GARLAND is part of Good Theater on Tour, featuring several shows developed at Good Theater in Portland, Maine including Is There Fat in That, Underwaterguy, Broadway Blues – a Berry Nice Story and A.R. Gurney’s Ancestral

Brian P. Allen is the Artistic Director of Good Theater where he has directed most of the theater’s productions over the past eleven years.  Victoria Stubbs is the resident musical director for Good Theater, head of the music department at PATHS and a musical director at French Woods.

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

At a Glance

  • Friday, March 7 – Dr. Seuss Night, 6:30pm at the Raymond Elementary School
  • Sunday, March 9 – Game Day, 1:00pm at the library
  • Monday, March 10 – Library Board Meeting, 7:00pm at the library
  • Wednesday, March 12 – Maine Author, Carole Manchester, 6:30 at the library
  • Wednesday, March 26 – Book Group, 7:00pm at the library

Dr Seuss Night

Each year, in celebration of the birthday of Dr. Seuss, the Raymond Village Library hosts a party at the gym of the Raymond Elementary School. It includes games, puzzles, crafts, storytelling, prizes and a lot of exciting fun for everyone. There is no age limit, the evening is planned as a family event including special toddler activities. It all begins at 6:30, so plan a family night out and mark your calendars to join in the fun!

Game Day

The last game day was so much fun and those attending want more, so there is another scheduled for Sunday, March 9 beginning at 1:00pm at the library. For students 8 years or older and there is no required registration. Just come and bring your friends. All kinds of games are available or bring your favorite game to share. Yummy refreshments will be available, including pizza. For more information, call the library at 655-4283.

Book Group

The chosen book for March is An Invisible Thread, by Laura Schroff and Alex Tresniowski. This true story tells of the life-long friendship between a busy sales executive and a disadvantaged young boy, and how both of their lives were changed by what began as one small gesture of kindness.
When Laura brushed by a young panhandler on a New York City corner, something made her stop and turn back. She took the boy to lunch at the McDonald’s that day. She continued to go back, again and again for the next four years until both their lives had changed dramatically.

We invite all interested readers to join us on Wednesday, March 26 at 7:00pm at the library to discuss and share ideas on this fascinating book.

Kilowatt Usage

Does your electric bill seem high? You can check to see which of your appliances use the most electricity and which ones are the most efficient. The Raymond Village Library has a Kill-A-Watt electrical usage monitor, which can be checked out as easily as a book. Understandable directions come with it. Please ask at the desk if you’d like to borrow the monitor.

Carol Manchester – Maine Author

We are pleased to have Carol Manchester of Windham, Maine as a guest speaker at the Raymond Village Library, 3 Meadow Road, Route 121, Raymond, Maine, on Wednesday, March 12.

Several years ago, the letters of Joseph Manchester, an ancestor who died in the Civil War in 1863, were found in the attic of a family farmhouse. From these personal letters and her research, Carol has written an amazing book, Joseph K. Manchester: Northern Son in the South, 1861-1863, His Letters, Family and Friends.

Ms. Manchester has taken Joseph’s letters and has allowed him to tell his own story. In this way she has brought dignity and life to this unknown soldier of our republic.

The program will begin at 6:30 – due to an anticipated large attendance we ask all those who wish to attend to pre-register by signing up at the library, calling the library at  655-4283 or emailing the library director at sally.holt@raymondvillagelibrary.org

 


Kill-A-Watt electrical usage monitor, which can be checked
out as easily as a book. Understandable directions come with it.
Please ask at the desk if you’d like to borrow the monitor.


 

Author of the Month

Tess Gerritsen, a Maine author, has written many acclaimed novels, with Harvest and Life Support heading the list. Gerritsen weaves frighteningly realistic medical detail into heart-stopping suspense and writes about the kind of action and detail only a doctor could deliver. Her Rizzoli and Isles books, which have been made into a TV series, is available in book form at the library. If you enjoy a good mystery with medical detail, be sure to check out this bestselling author. Her books are on display the entire month of March.

Position Available

Raymond Waterways Protective Association is seeking a qualified candidate to serve as Part Time Program Manager. Qualified candidates will possess outstanding written and verbal communications skills, relevant management experience, and knowledge of the principles of watershed stewardship. The successful candidate will have primary supervisory authority over two RWPA internal programs: the Courtesy Boat Inspection program (CBI) and the Diver Assisted Suction Harvester (DASH) program. These programs are conducted at/on the lakes within the RWPA charter area: Panther Pond, Crescent Lake, Thomas Pond, and along the RT 302 corridor of Sebago Lake within the geographic boundary of the Town of Raymond. Tasks will include recruiting, vetting, presenting potential hires for both programs to the RWPA Board of Directors, and providing for the training of future hires in the safe operation of the DASH boat and the purpose and objectives of the CBI program. The PM will create and maintain an inventory of current and acquired RWPA equipment and maintain required documentation for the completion of monthly and year-end reporting. It is not envisioned that the Program Manager would actively participate in either program other than a short orientation period. The PM will report monthly to the BOD on the status of program operations, challenges, and future needs. This is seasonal work and is expected to begin in April 2014 with a reduced level of effort (40hrs/mo) and build through the summer months to approximately 80hrs/month. Additional duties may be added if the successful candidate has the skills and desire and funding is available.

Questions about this announcement should be directed to the RWPA President: Bob Chapin, 207 655-1028 or cell 571 217-1700.

Interested parties are encouraged to submit resumes by
28 February 2014 by mail to:

Robert Chapin
35 Pulpit Rock Road
Raymond, ME 04071

or by email (preferred):  Chapin780@aol.com.

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This Week at a Glance...

July 1, 2014
Municipal Office Buildings CLOSED
for Year End

July 4th & 5th
Municipal Office Buildings CLOSED
in observance of Independence Day

July 9, 2014
Planning Board Workshop
7:00pm @ Raymond Broadcast Studio

See Calendar for more event listings.
All meetings are broadcast live and replayed on TWC channels 2 (government) or 3 (school) and available on under video archives for instant viewing.

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