Naples Construction update

After some heavy delays this week, a break from the inconvenience! As promised, traffic is not to be stopped during the week of the Fryeburg Fair. But, with all the traffic headed toward Fryeburg, is it really that much different? My advice, take the back way. After the fair they will add another 1.5 inches of pavement and finish the shoulders, according to Craig Hurd, resident project engineer. The construction will resume its lightning pace once the fair is over. Remember, back way. It has been one whole year already if you can believe it. Project completion is scheduled for May, 2012. What a happy time that will be.

Naples Library update

The Naples Public Library will be closed for the week of Oct. 9 for inventory. Patrons are asked to return as many items as possible before that date to aid the accuracy of the inventory.

• After-school activities at 3:30 p.m. this month include: Learn to make Kettle Corn on Tuesday, Oct. 18; Making Zombie Felties on Thursday, Oct. 20; and a movie on Tuesday, Oct. 25.

• The Kids Book Group is reading “The Celery Stalks at Midnight” by James Howe. The Tween Book Group on Tuesday, Oct. 4 is reading “The Monsters of Morley Manor” and on Tuesday, Oct. 18, “The Zombie Chasers.” Halloween will be celebrated on Thursday, Oct. 27, with Story Time at 10:30 a.m. and Pajama Story Time at 6 p.m.

• Miss Maggie Returns! Long-time library volunteer Maggie Poulin will return to host the Pajama Story Time every Thursday evening at 6 p.m. Get your favorite PJs and enjoy fun stories and crafts.

For the grown-ups, the library will host two new ongoing programs this fall. The Men’s Discussion Group will meet on Wednesday, Oct. 19 at 6 p.m. The Scrabble Club will meet on Thursday, Oct. 27 at 5:30 p.m. Both groups will meet in the Gathering Room of the library. Decisions regarding future meeting dates and times for each group will be made.

Also on Oct. 19, the Book Group will meet, discussing “The Lost City of Z” by David Grann at 1:30 p.m. A workshop will take place later that night at 7 p.m. on making a Jack-o-Lantern Tea Towel. Registration is necessary for the workshop.

There will be a CPR/AED training on Saturday, Nov. 12, at 10 a.m. in the Library’s Gathering Room. Joanne Mullen, RN, is the certified instructor. There is a small fee for the booklet and the certification card and space is limited. Please contact NPL to reserve your spot by Oct. 20.

For more information please call 693-6841 or check the calendar at Winter hours are Tuesday and Thursday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Wednesday from 2 to 7 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Zumba for the teams

Come work up a sweat and support the students of LRHS. If you have never tried Zumba before, here is your chance. It is exercise in disguise. So much fun and good for your mind, body and soul! The event starts 6:30 p.m. at LRHS on Wednesday, Oct. 12, and will benefit both the football and cheerleading teams. You are guaranteed fun with certified Zumba instructors Dinah Aldrich and Vicki Toole, the author of this column. Don’t miss this one. Raffles, great music and more.


Naples Recreation will be holding basketball sign-ups for grades 1-6 on Oct. 11 at the Naples Town Hall from 5-8 p.m. The fee for basketball is $25 for a single child and $40 for siblings.

So long, Redneck!

The Redneck Lounge is moving to Bridgton! We will miss Janice and Sid Shane and their Redneck ways, but I, for one, plan on visiting their exciting new location at the Bridgton Commons, Route 117, when they open in mid- to late-October.

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