Center selling homemade pies for Christmas

LEWISTON — Gendron Franco Center Chef John Pulsifer and his staff will be baking homemade pies for people to pick up on the two days before Christmas. 

There are a variety of fruit pies, including blueberry, blackberry, cherry, strawberry and more. Soft filling pies include lemon meringue, Boston cream, various custards, pumpkin and many others. The chef will be making several cream pies, as well as tourtiere (ground pork) and fresh red salmon.

The pies range in price from $13 to $19 (sales tax included). Gluten-free crusts and no sugar added fillings are also available for $5 per pie. All pies will be made to order and must be paid for at the time of the order. The deadline for ordering is by 4 p.m. Friday, Dec. 21. Pick-up times will be from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 23, and 9 a.m. to noon Monday, Dec. 24.

Orders can be made by visiting, calling the center for a form or stopping in any day between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.

APL announces seasonal hours


AUBURN — The public library’s hours of operation for fall, winter and spring are: Monday and Thursday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The library will be closed on Dec. 24, 25, 31 and Jan. 1 for the holidays.

Church events in New Vineyard

NEW VINEYARD — The Mountain View Bible Church has scheduled holiday events.

At 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 23, there will be a Christmas Cantata and worship service. At 6 p.m. Monday, Dec. 24, there will be a candlelight service and Christmas carols.

The church is at 1175 New Vineyard Road. For more information, call Art Potter at 207-778-6766 or 207-491-8004.


Historical society meeting held

WEST PARIS — The last meeting for 2018 of the West Paris Historical Society was held at Ken and Sandra Poland’s house. Instead of potluck supper it was potluck desserts, cookies, candies, cakes, etc. 

Eighteen folks attended and exchanged gifts. The society will meet again in the spring.

Christmas Eve candlelight service

FARMINGTON — A Christmas Eve candlelight service will be held at 7 p.m. Dec. 24, at Henderson Memorial Baptist Church, 110 Academy St.

Pastor Susan Crane will open the service, followed by members from Henderson and Summit Faith Church sharing Bible passages and prayers to tell the story of the birth of Jesus, prophesied and fulfilled. Pastor Ryan Goding will announce the offering for Western Maine Homeless Outreach to benefit the shelter. 

The Appalachian carol, “I Wonder as I Wander,” will be performed during the offering by musicians from both churches, Greg Hazard, Amy Bell, Shaylynn Koban and Daniel Woodward.  The Henderson Choir will sing “Child of God.” The community is welcome at this event.

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