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This column is for July 19, 2012


Friday, July 20, 2012, Shapleigh’s community celebration begins with members of the Shapleigh Fire Department, assisted by Boy Scouts of Shapleigh’s Troop 321, preparing and offering a Spaghetti Dinner to the general public at the First Baptist Church at 600 Shapleigh Corner Rd (Route 11) Come and enjoy. The cost of the meal is $7.00 for ages 12 through adult; $5.00 for ages 5 up to 12; and children age 5 and under are free of charge.

Friday, July 20, 2012 following the supper there will be a Blue Grass Festival on the Green at Shapleigh Commons diagonally across from the church. Come and listen to the music of The Cedar Mountain Blue Grass Group of which Bill Hayes, a Shapleigh resident is a member.

Saturday, July 21, 2012 all participants in the Shapleigh Community Day Parade are encouraged to meet on the Shapleigh Memorial School grounds no later than 8:30 am to form the parade which will be proceeding from the school, down Route 11 to Shapleigh Commons. The parade will consist of, among others, the Color Guard from Boy Scout Troop 321, Fire Departments from Acton, Newfield and Shapleigh, “Sparky, a Fire Dept. mascot,” the Maine State Forestry Dept with Smokey Bear, several politicians, 4-H Four Leaf Clover Club members, Sheriff Maurice Ouellette, Patriot Riders of America, the Board of Selectmen riding in an antique convertible owned by Linwood Dall, and the Hank and Aaron team, and more.

The Boston Post Cane will be presented  to Florence Stanley, the old resident of Shapleigh, by the Board of Selectmen at 9:45 am at the Gazebo at the Commons.

Poland Springs has generously supplied bottles of water for participants in the parade.

The Shapleigh Community Library will be having its annual outdoor book sale. Boy Scouts of Troop 321 will be assisting the Librarian and Library Trustees in setting up the book sale that morning.

Craft and vendor tables will be set up around the pond at Shapleigh Commons. There will be a silent auction which includes items such as an autographed photo of Red Sox player Ryan Kalish, an autographed Red Claws program, an MP3 Player, and various gift certificates from businesses in the surrounding area. Live animals from the WILD Kingdom will be here come and learn about the various species from their handler. Don’t forget to get some freshly squeezed ice-cold lemonade prepared by the member of the 4-H Club. The Acton/Shapleigh Lions Club will be on hand with freshly popped corn. Cotton candy will add to the festive atmosphere.


Route 11 will be closed for about an hour to all regular traffic on Saturday, July 21, 2012 from the intersection of the Hooper Road and Route 11 to Shapleigh Commons while the parade is in progress. Motorists please take note of this and use an alternate route.


Librarian Gene Smith has been shopping again and has added the following books to the inventory at Shapleigh Community Library.


“Let Love Find You,” by Joanna Lindsey

“Blaze of Glory,” by Jeff Shaara

“God Don’t Make No Mistakes,” by Mary Monroe

“Niceville,” by Carsten Stroud

“Eulegy for Eddie,” by Jacqueline Winspear

“The Gate Crasher,” by Madeline Wickham

“Skinny Dipping,” by Bethany Frackel

“The Red Book,” by Deborah Kogan

“The Road to Grace,” by Richard Evans

“The Last Minute,” by Jeff Abbott

“Summer in the City,” by Candace Bushnell

“The Best Staged Plans,” by Claire Cook

“The Kitchen House,” by Kathleen Grissom

“Intervention,” by Richard Russa

“Heat Wave,” by Nancy Thayer

“Ocean Beach,” by Wendy Wax

“Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake,” by Anne Quinlan

“Mission to Paris,” by Alan Furst

“Death of a Prankster,” by M. C. Beaton

“Devil in Winter,” by Lisa Kleypas

“Eggs Benedict Arnold,” by Laura Childs

“Little Night,” by Luanne Rice

“The Big Kitty,” by Claire Connelly

“The Storm,” by Clive Cussler

“The Wind Through the Keyhole,” by Stephen King

“Porch Lights,” by Dorothea Frank

“Guilty Wives,” by James Patterson

“Tumbleweeds,” by Leila Meacham

“Bourne Imperative,” by Eris Van Lustbader

“Storm Prey,” by John Sandford

“X O, by Jeffrey Deaver

“Wicked Business,” by Janet Evanovich

“The Risk Agent,” by Ridley Pearson

“In One Person,” by John Irving

“11th Hour,” by James Patterson

“Beautiful Sacrifice,” by Elizabeth Loell

“The Third Gate,” by Lincoln Child


“Douglas Cronkite”

Children’s Books:

“The Runaway,” by Meg Cabot

“The Enchantress,” by Michael Scott

“If You Give a Dog a Donut,” by Laura Numeroff

“Cinder,” by Marisse Meyer

“Stunning,” by Sara Shepard

“Vanished,” Meg Cabot

“Freak, the Mighty,” by Roland Philbrick


“Mickey and the Beanstock”

“Alpha and Omega”

“Love’s Enduring Legacy”

“Seven Pounds”

“The Hunger Aames”

“City by the Bay”

The Shapleigh Community Library is open on Tuesday 3 pm to 8 pm, Thursday 10 am to 2 pm and 6 pm to 8 pm, Saturday from 9 am to 2 pm. FMI call (207) 636-3630.


Animal Control Officer Frank Shippee (324-4821) has submitted his report to the Board of Selectmen for the period of May 18, 2012 to June 30, 2012. During that period the ACO traveled 298 miles in the performance of his duties. Tasks included in the report were delivering notices to dog owners who had not yet registered their canines during the time specified in State Statutes, barking dog complaints, roaming dogs, trapping and removing feral cats and kittens from a camp and taking them to West Kennebunk Animal Shelter, rescuing a lost dog, and responding to call where a UPS driver had been attacked and bitten by a dog. A ten day quarantine notice was required and the owner was issued a Court Summons for keeping a dangerous (boxer) dog.


Members of this group will be riding in the Shapleigh Community Day Parade on Saturday, July 21, 2012. The group is always looking for new members. You don’t need to ride a bike, you don’t need to be a veteran, you only need to love your country. Join and become part of something great. The group meets on the second Wednesday of every month at 7 pm at Duffy’s Tavern on the bridge in Kennebunk, Maine or at an appointed second location which would be listed on the Patriot Riders website at www.patriotridersofamericamainechapterone.com

Patriot Riders support our past and present United States Military. Come and join them and see what they are all about. If you agree with their goals and expectations simply fill out a membership form, pay your dues, and you will be a member. Tel. (207) 467-3065.


Real estate which changed property owners during the month of June 2012 include the following:

Tamara Nelson to Robert & Cynthia Campbell, Granny Kent Pond Rd, vacant parcel 40/30A

Cecile Boulet to Boulet to Richard and Cecile Boulet, Cross Rd 4/19A

Roger & Aline Gagne to Randy & Dawn Jacques, Totte Rd 31/22D

Cecile Condon to Richard and Cecile Condon, Cross Rd 26/46

John Desmond to Jon & Gloria Jewett, Gray Rd 11/16B-3

Lawrence & Donna Robertson to David Pillsbury, Abbott Mountain Rd 11/33-9

Estate of Douglas Bunker to Tracy & James Durfee, Camp Rd, Silver Lake 44/22

Fred & Cheryl Cause to Drew & Wendy Cassese, Shapleigh Corner Rd 20/6

Austin Morrill Real Estate Trust to Ronald & Mandy Morin, Hooper Rd 3/22A

Florence Stanley to Florence Stanley Real Estate Trust. Ross Corner Rd 8/63

Florence Stanley Real Estate Trust to Roger & Elaine Guild, Ross Corner Rd 8/63A

Florence Stanley Real Estate Trust to Louise Perreault, Gulf Rd 8/63B

Estate of Elwyn Lowe to Stephen & Stacy Forster, Red Gate Rd 9/4

Michael & Diane Regan to Michael & Diane Regan Trust, Breezy Cove 43/21


Rick Huntress was guest speaker at the First Baptist Church at Shapleigh Corner on Sunday, July 8, 2012. Rick was born and raised in Shapleigh, attended the local schools and graduated from Massabesic High School. Rick has since written a biography entitled “Better to be Broken” which is a timely and timeless story of loss and recovery.

Following the worship service Rick autographed books for those persons who had purchased them. This is a book well worth reading. In it he bares his soul, that of a self-centered man living a selfish life, until one fateful day when his whole world changed. A horrific accident left Rick in a wheelchair but this tragic moment became a blessing. God touched Rick’s heart, opening a door of ministry for those with broken spirits in need of healing. FMI on how to obtain “Better to be Broken” go to www.rickhuntress.com