Raymond residents and sisters Rhiannon Pelletier and Adrienne Pelletier are dancing in Maine State Ballet’s performance of “Cinderella”. Rhiannon is dancing the roll of the Fairy Godmother, Persian Princess and a Princess at the Ball. Adrienne is dancing the Summer Fairy and Star Fairy. Both girls started dancing 12 years ago. Rhiannon, a freshman at St. Joseph’s college, is also part of Maine State Ballet’s Performing Company as well as a teacher on staff. Maine State Ballet will present their final sold-out show on April 13.

Voting Time

If you’re not going to be able to attend the polls on June 10 for town elections and state primary, please fill out an absentee ballot application for ballots to be sent to you as of the beginning of absentee voting on May 9. As of May 9, you can come into the town office and vote absentee in person during regular business hours.

If you are not registered as a Raymond voter, you can register at the town office during regular business hours and through election day at the polls Tuesday, June 10, from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

This election will vote on two positions for Selectman each three-year terms; three positions for Budget/Finance Committee each three-year terms; one position for RSU 14 Board member a three-year term; one position for Budget/Finance Committee a two-year term; and one position for Budget/Finance Committee a one-year term. The state primary will be for U.S. Senator; Governor; Representative to Congress, District 1; state Senator, District 26; state Representative Districts 66 and 67; Cumberland County seats for Judge of Probate, County Sheriff, and District Attorney.

Raymond Republicans

As we enter into an election cycle, the Raymond Republican Party is excited by their candidates running this November. They are planning events and putting together information to better engage you and help you as you consider your options this coming election. If you would like to join their contact list simply email or contact Mike McClellan at 329-6148 or [email protected].

Scales and Tails

The Raymond Village Library’s vacation science program this April is presented by Chewonki, an environmental education organization, based in Wiscasset. The program titled, “Scales and Tails,” using four live non-releasable reptiles, introduces four of the five 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, skeletons and other unique reptilian artifacts.

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

RVL would like to thank the Raymond PTO for making this special program available to the Raymond Community.

Finances discussed

Something new and special will be happening at the Raymond library on Wednesday, April 30, from 10-11:30 a.m. They 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.

The Wizard of Oz

Jordan-Small Middle School students will present “The Wizard of Oz” musical on April 11 and 12 at 7 p.m. The cast and crew consist of 41 students from Grades 5-8. The show is being directed by Meghan O’Brien, Musical Director Dr. Robert Chabora and choreographers Dr. Pamela Chabora and Patricia Valley Tickets. Tickets are $5 and may be purchased at the door beginning at 6 p.m.

Raymond sisters, Rhiannon, left, and Adrienne Pelletier, will play the Fairy Godmother and Star Fairy in Maine State Ballet’s upcoming production of “Cinderella.” 

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