Registration open for new charter school

LEWISTON — ACADIA Academy, Maine’s newest public charter school, is accepting registrations for the 2016-2017 school year.

All Maine residents are eligible to apply for pre-school (age 4 by Oct. 15), kindergarten (age 5 by Oct. 15) and first and second grade.

All registrations, which may be completed online, must be received by Friday, March 25, at midnight. The admissions lottery will be held Saturday, April 1.

FMI, register:

Community Connections program opens

MAINE — Academic and athletic groups, grades kindergarten to 12, can sign up to receive sponsorship from U.S. Cellular to go towards the needs of their group.

Connecting brands with local community needs, the company announced it is continuing its Community Connections program with Pear to support local youth organizations.


‘Was Baseball Invented Here?’

HEBRON — American researchers are busy studying the history of the sport of baseball: Where and how did it begin? Which were the earliest organized teams? Who were the first important players?

Although Larry Glatz doesn’t claim to have the final answers to these questions, he has carried out significant studies on the great American pastime — particularly as it developed in the mid-1800s in western Maine — and he will share his findings with the members of the Hebron Historical Society at the monthly meeting of the association, to be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 22, at the Hebron Town Office, 351 Paris Road.

Glatz is the past president of the Friends of C.A. Stephens association, and he chaired the Oxford County Bicentennial Committee, which organized numerous county-wide events in 2005. He is the recent recipient of the Maine Historical Society’s Neal W. Allen award for historical research; and he has written and edited several articles and books related to Maine history.

The public is invited to this free presentation.

Model railroad show in Augusta

AUGUSTA — Maine 3 Railers will host a model railroad show from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 26, at the Augusta Elks Lodge on Civic Center Drive, Route 27.

Admission is $4 for adult and free for children 12 and younger, with a $10 family limit. 

FMI: 207-729-3225. 

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