Guilford News
Reading is (fun)damental at PCES thanks to Masons’ Bikes for Books | Print |
Wednesday, 27 April 2016 08:49

GUILFORD — Students at Piscataquis Community Elementary School had an even greater incentive to read over the last few months as for every title the pupils read or had read to them, they could enter into a drawing to win a brand new bicycle thanks to the Mt. Kineo Lodge of Guilford and Abner Wade Lodge of Sangerville. On the morning of April 15, the drawing for the 2016 edition of “Bikes for Books” was held with 32 lucky names being pulled from kindergarten through grade 6.

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BIKES FOR BOOKS PCES students had the opportunity to win a brand new bicycle thanks to local Masonic Lodges during the annual Bikes for Books drawing on April 15 at the school in Guilford. Pictured are front, from left, Anah Shriner clowns Lorne “Gizmo” Noiles and Scott “Digger” Knight. Back,  Herb Libby, program coordinator for Mt. Kineo Lodge of Guilford; Tom Goulette, Mt. Kineo Lodge master; Richard Hersey, Mt. Kineo Lodge marshall;  Val Kand, Mt. Kineo Lodge senior deacon; Kelly Jordan, master for Abner Wade Lodge of Sangerville; Ron Smith, Abner Wade Lodge program coordinator; and Dennis Green, master for Piscataquis Lodge of Milo.  

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Library receives $600 grant | Print |
Wednesday, 27 April 2016 08:48

GUILFORD — The Guilford Memorial Library has been awarded a grant from the Rose & Samuel Rudmin Library Trust Fund in the amount of $600. These funds will be used for new children’s books that will enhance the summer reading program.

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Proposed SAD 4 budget requires big decisions | Print |
Wednesday, 20 April 2016 09:39

By Stuart Hedstrom
Staff Writer

GUILFORD — SAD 4 officials are developing the budget for the 2016-17 academic year, with an early draft of the major costs changes presented during an April 12 meeting. The total general fund expenses equal just under $7,336,400, an approximate $174,000 or 2.43 percent increase from the current year.

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Free Bicentennial concert with Yellow Brick Road | Print |
Wednesday, 13 April 2016 08:44

 ... A Tribute to Elton John on Saturday

GUILFORD — Come and celebrate with the Herring Girls as they along with their husbands present a free concert for the Guilford Bicentennial.

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FREE BICENTENNIAL CONCERT Yellow Brick Road … A Tribute to Elton John -- with Gerald Brann as Elton John -- will perform a free concert as part of the Town of Guilford’s Bicentennial. The performance will be on Saturday, April 16 at 7 p.m. and is sponsored by descendents of town founder Robert Herring, Sherry Herring French and Andrea Herring Gilbert. For more information, go to “Guilford Maine Bicentennial” on Facebook. 

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Young Edisons display their devices at Invention Fair | Print |
Wednesday, 23 March 2016 10:37

By Stuart Hedstrom
Staff Writer

GUILFORD — Piscataquis Community Secondary School seventh- and eighth-graders have been quite busy getting projects ready for the annual science fair, which was held on March 16. Some students put their minds to work even more by developing concepts for the March 17 Invention Fair.

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CLEAN SWEEP Piscataquis Community Secondary School eighth-grader Jemyni True cleans the cafeteria floor, while classmate Jorja Hunt looks on, with her Hover Helper during the annual Invention Fair on March 17. About 30 grade 7-8 pupils opted to put their minds to use by devising an invention and then checking on patents and conducting interviews to come up with a product and ensuing marketing plan. Invention Fair winners earned the right to take part in the Maine Invention Convention, scheduled for May at the University of Maine.

 

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