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Vienna Record In This Issue Selectmen’s Minutes................1 Town Meeting/Clerk News....3 Planning Board News ............4 Town News .............................6 From the Health Officer ...7--9 Library News ..........................9 Community Events ..........10-11 Mill Stream Grange...............12 30-Mile Watershed ...............13 Helpful Sites..........................14 Photo by Jane Naliboff © jane naliboff

Other News......................14-15

SELECTMEN’S MINUTES DECEMBER -JANUARY December 1, 2015 December 8, 2015 Present:  Dodi Thompson,  Chris Smith,  Jeff Present:  Chris Smith,  Rackliff,  Marti Gross Jeff Rackliff, John Archard   1. Reviewed and dispersed mail. 2. Read and accepted minutes from the previous meeting. 3 . R e v i e w e d a n d s i g n e d Wa r r a n t # 2 3 ($90,688.61) 4. Discussion on recent bad weather and how it affected town road conditions.   5. The Selectman appointed Sue Burns, Jim Anderberg and Marianne Archard as the new Ordinance Review Committee. 6. The town spent $10,159.00  for legal services in 2015. 7. Reviewed Bank Reconciliation report.

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1. Reviewed and dispersed mail. 2. Read and accepted minutes from the previous meeting. 3. Selectmen entered into executive session (meet with code enforcement officer) Discussed a property ownerʼs code issues that may need to go to court.  4. Selectmen exited executive session. John Archard, CEO, will continue to work on a Consent Agreement in the matter.

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SELECTMEN’S MINUTES CONTINUED December 15, 2015 ($22,067.65) Present:  Dodi Thompson,  Chris Smith,  Jeff 5. Selectmen entered into Executive session Rackliff, Marti Gross, Marianne Archard with Code Enforcement Officer to discuss a legal issue. 1. Reviewed and dispersed mail. 6. Exited Executive session. No decision was 2. Read and accepted minutes from the made. This was an informative session. previous meeting. 3 . R e v i e w e d a n d s i g n e d Wa r r a n t 2 4 ($74,352.21) January 14, 2016 (Meeting postponed from 4. Selectmen voted to take any 2015 over January 12th due to icy road conditions). drafts out of the contingency fund voted in at Present:  Dodi Thompson,  Chris Smith, Jeff March 2015 town meeting. Rackliff, Marti Gross 1. Reviewed and dispersed mail. December 22, 2015 2. Read and accepted minutes from the Present:  Dodi Thompson,  Chris Smith,  Jeff previous meeting. Rackliff, Marti Gross 3. Selectmen worked on the 2016 budget for the March Town meeting Warrant. 1 Reviewed and dispersed mail. 2. Read and accepted minutes from the previous meeting. January 19, 2016 3. Received the certificate of Liability Insurance Present:  Dodi Thompson,  Chris Smith,  Jeff for American Tower Corporation. Rackliff, Marti Gross, John Archard, Russ Burtt, 4. Reviewed a letter from the Kennebec Vaughn Burtt Behavioral Health in regards to services provided for Vienna residents. They will again 1. Reviewed and dispersed mail. be on the town warrant in our list of special 2. Read and accepted minutes from the accounts. previous meeting. 5. Received a request from Life Flight for a 3. Entered  into an executive Session with the donation. Selectmen discussed and decided Code Enforcement Officer to discuss a not to put their request on the warrant going “Consent Agreement” for land use violation. forward. (Note: Life Flight has never cashed the Selectmen, CEO and property owners were $100 check we issued to them in 2014.) present. 4. After a lengthy discussion, exited Executive session. Decision made to go forward with a January 5, 2016 revised Consent Agreement (to extend the time Present:  Dodi Thompson,  Chris Smith, Jeff frame for payment of fines, etc.) CEO will Rackliff, John Archard continue to work with property owners toward final resolution of the situation. 1. Reviewed and dispersed mail. 5. Selectmen continued to work on 2016 2. Read and accepted minutes from the budget. previous meeting. 6. Selectmen worked on the 2016 town report 3. Reviewed and signed Warrant#25 for 2015 and warrant. ($19390.35) 7. Warrant#2 ($11,692.44) 4. Reviewed and signed Warrant#1 of 2016 "

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MARCH 12, 2016 ****** VIENNA TOWN MEETING

2016 Town Election is Friday, March 11 from 4-8pm at the Community Room on the Kimball Pond Rd.  The Town Meeting is Saturday, March 12 starting at 9 am at the same location.  FROM THE TOWN CLERK Town Clerk Annie Tibbetts: 207-293-2915 email: [email protected] 346 Town House Rd. Vienna, Maine

Hours Tuesdays and Thursdays - 5 pm - 7 pm Wednesdays - 9 am -12 and 12:30-5 pm.   On the last Saturday of the month 9-12 # and by appointment.

The Candidates are:

1st selectman - Doris (Dodi) Thompson 2nd selectman - Christopher Smith 3rd selectman - Jeffrey Rackliff Road Commissioner - Daniel Goucher Tax Collector - Annie Tibbetts Town Clerk - Annie Tibbetts Treasurer - Martha Gross NEED A RIDE?? CALL - NEIGHBORS DRIVING NEIGHBORS In our area there are 17 volunteer drivers ready to give rides and another 8 in process.  As of today NDN has given 24 rides with 8 more scheduled and the numbers grow daily.  The comments from riders are "It's a great social time", "I don't have to worry about the weather and I can look around", "Fun conversations".  For more than half of the rides we have provided, the riders have said they had no other way to get there.  Please call  860-0677 to schedule a ride with Neighbors Driving Neighbors.  You will get a voice mail.  Just leave a message and your call will returned as quickly as possible.  You may also email [email protected] Donations are always welcome - Mail to: Neighbors Driving Neighbors # # # # # P.O. Box 142 # # # # # Mt. Vernon ME 04352 Neighbors Driving Neighbors is a 501(c)(3) organization as defined by the IRS.  "

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PLANNING BOARD NEWS MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING OF t h e s t r u c t u r e a s a s h e d a n d n o t a THE VIENNA PLANNING BOARD “bunkhouse;” the next owner could perhaps HELD OCTOBER 28, 2015 convert it to a bunkhouse with the proper permits. The meeting convened at the Town House at 7:00 PM. Regular members present were The meeting adjourned at 7:45 PM. Waine Whittier, Alan Williams, Ed Lawless ---Creston Gaither, secretary and Creston Gaither; also present was Paul Gurney, Jr. Minutes of the August 26 & MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING OF September 23 meetings were read and THE VIENNA PLANNING BOARD approved. HELD DECEMBER 16, 2015 The Board reviewed Code Enforcement Officer John Archardʼs letter of Sept. 21 outlining his enforcement action on the Craig lot. Paul Gurney Jr. advised the Board that he inherited Paul Gurney Sr.ʼs house lot (depicted on tax map 10 as lot 2 – B) in February 2013; he has placed it on the market and an appraiser has noted that the lot includes a bunkhouse for which no permit was ever issued, it having been built in late 2012. Paul Jr. has found no evidence of a permit and believes the bunkhouse is about 90 feet from the house and less than 100 feet from the pond. A water line runs to the bunkhouse. He said the lot comprises 1.6 acres +/-; the house has a septic system; the bunkhouse rests on concrete pads and has no heat or insulation. It measures about 12ʼ x 48ʼ +/-. Paul would like to rectify its nonconformance issues. The Board advised him that he would have to remove the incoming water line and remove enough of the structure to get the required 100 foot setback from the pond in order to get a Shoreland Zoning Ordinance permit. The Board agreed to visit the site and discuss it further with Paul on October 31. He was advised that any new permit would likely treat "

The Board had scheduled this meeting in place of its regularly scheduled meetings for November and December in view of the holidays. Creston had advertised this. This meeting convened at the Town House at 7:00 PM. Regular members present were Alan Williams, Ed Lawless and Creston Gaither; Alan was elected Acting chairman in Waine Whittierʼs absence. Waine arrived at 7:10 & took over as chair. Minutes of the October 28 meeting were read and accepted. The Board reviewed recent changes to the Stateʼs model Shoreland Zoning Ordinance (SZO) requirements for expansion of nonconforming structures. It appears that the State would allow the Town to apply the requirements controlling “floor area” to the “footprint” of a structure rather than to its “living area. Doing so would liberalize the SZO somewhat. It was agreed to table this issue for now. Sue Burns and Marianne Archard arrived at 7:30 on behalf of the Ordinance Review Committee. Sue recalled the plan to enact a Site Plan Review Ordinance, which fell short of fruition a few years ago. Sue thinks the e x i s t i n g N o t i fi c a t i o n o f C o n s t r u c t i o n Ordinance (NoC) is too minimal and vague, and its fees too low, for the current time. She PAGE 4

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PLANNING BOARD NEWS - CONTINUED noted that some of the Townʼs ordinances regulate the substance of construction but that the NoC does not. And that the Comprehensive Plan recommends updating the NoC and including minimum lot size and setback requirements. Alan noted that a Minimum Lot Size Ordinance was once proposed and was soundly defeated. Creston said that he believed that that proposal controlled all lots created and not just residential structure lots. Sue does not think that Vienna should regulate building standards (i.e. with a building code) at this time. It was generally agreed that minimum setbacks from right-of-way lines and boundary lines would be beneficial.

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING The Ordinance Review Committee will hold a public hearing on the proposed Building Ordinance for the Town of Vienna on Thursday, February 18 at 7:00PM at the Vienna Town House.

Problems with the existing land use ordinances and administrative system were vigorously and somewhat informally discussed. The Board informally outlined the advertisement requirements for ordinance enactment. Sue and Marianne agreed to work on more concrete proposals to discuss with the Board. The meeting adjourned at 8:25 PM.# # - Creston Gaither, secretary

March 20 First Day of Spring

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Vienna Historical Society... “because every day becomes history”. Meetings held 1st Sunday of each month, 1:00 at the Mill Stream Grange. Yearly Dues: $1.00

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TOWN NEWS

Democrats!!  Caucus!   ALL Vienna Democrats, as well as those who want to register as Democrats in this Presidential Year, are strongly encouraged to attend the Democratic Caucus which will start at 1 PM on Sunday, March 6, 2016 in the Community Room at the Vienna Fire Station.  Those wishing to register should come between 12:30 and 1 PM.   On the agenda will be voting for Presidential candidates, selection of delegates to the State Convention on May 6-7, 2016, election of Party officers for Vienna, choice of clerks to work on Election Day in November—and the opportunity to learn how you can help get good candidates into office at all levels of Government.    For more info, or if you will need an absentee ballot, contact Ed McCarthy, Caucus Convener and Vienna Chair, at 293-2439; e-mail at [email protected] 

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EDITOR’S NOTES

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FROM THE HEALTH OFFICER Statistics: Chance and Blinded Controlled Trials - January 2016 “Why should I have a flu shot when I had one last year and still caught the flu later,” said my friend in frustration. “Even worse, I understand you can get the flu from the shot!” Iʼve been in the public health/doctoring business for nearly 50 years, and that lament hasnʼt changed much, even though the influenza vaccineʼs efficacy has improved a lot. Much in life is subject to chance; most medical and public health interventions, like flu shots, have been shown to improve those chances without negative side effects. The answer to my friendʼs question of why get a shot if “it didnʼt work last year”, is that, like most risk reductions, it doesnʼt work 100% of the time and/or doesnʼt always completely prevent its illness target. Thus people who have had flu shots still have a 60% chance of getting influenza if exposed, but the glass is nearly half full because they do have a 40% chance of not getting it. And even if they do contract the flu, they have a much reduced chance of missing work (healthy adults) or of dying (especially the very young and very old) from it. Most people donʼt appreciate these gradations of benefits; many, unconsciously or not, expect full prevention or cure from a treatment, and are surprised or frustrated when the result is less than perfect. And the efficacy of the flu shot varies from year to year. Last year it was only, on average, 25% effective rather than the usual 60% on average. That was because the US Center for Disease "

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FROM THE HEALTH OFFICER CONTINUED Control (CDC) has to guess in May or June which variants are most likely to be around the next winter. It takes 4 months for manufacturers to produce the vaccine after being given that direction. Even though the vaccine contains 3 (trivalent) or 4 (quadrivalent) influenza virus types, sometimes the CDC guess/ estimate is wrong or imperfect. They too have to play the odds in making those estimates. Thatʼs what happened last year; the CDC guessed wrong on which strains of influenza would be the greatest problem that year so the shot was less effective, though it still helped. So we shouldnʼt let the perfect result be the enemy of a good result. Not dying from the flu is still better than the alternative, even if you get sick with it. How do we know when the intervention benefits outweigh letting nature take its course? We know when we have statistics to guide us. And they have to be good, well done statistics, not ones like the Roman physician Galen cited, I hope jokingly, when he said: “All those who drink of this remedy recover in a short time, except those whom it does not help, who die. Therefore, it is obvious that it fails only in incurable cases.” The so-called blinded controlled scientific trial, invented in the past 100 years, has allowed us to measure the efficacy, or the lack thereof, of many previously used treatments by comparing outcomes in two groups of people with a condition (or lack of it in the case of flu shots), and administering them two different treatments, one of which is usually nothing (the “controlled” part). Hundreds and sometimes thousands of patients are studied; neither patients nor doctors know which treatment is given, thereby avoiding biased interpretation of symptoms by either (thatʼs the “blinding”). As a result of such trials, we now donʼt: use leaches or bleeding; aspirin in little children with fever; bed rest for childbirth, back pain, or heart attacks; enemas for nonspecific symptoms; and many more examples. But many people, like Mark Twain, who complained about “lies, damned lies and statistics,” are more confused than helped by the statistical analysis of medical tests or treatments. They either should work or not work, in their minds. They get frustrated, like my friend, when the intervention works in only a percentage of the time or only partly. But we and our health are part of the natural world; we are not surprised when weather predictions are wrong some days and imperfect on others. Nor should we be surprised when flu shots prevent the flu in only "

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FROM THE HEALTH OFFICER CONTINUED some of us some of the time, and ameliorate it for some and not all; at least it is better than the alternative of no flu shots. President Lincoln once observed, “You can please some of the people all the time, all the people some of the time, but never all the people all the time”. So too in medicine and public health. Oh, and my friendʼs challenge that flu shots “give you the flu” is not true, but rather a misinterpretation of side effects. A flu shot is a killed vaccine, and hence cannot infect you. But the way it works is that it contains broken down pieces of the influenza virus to which your body reacts by engulfing them into your white blood cells, and then delivering them to other white cells, which make antibodies to those bits of the virus. Those antibodies kill live viruses with the same bits on their surfaces when you are exposed in the future. That process makes you feel a little “icky” (local soreness, aching, and even low grade fever) because enzymes are released from your white cells as that process happens; those enzymes cause some transient inflammation in your body. Such symptoms are side effects, which some people, but not all, can feel. Yet another layer of subtle ambiguity; sorry! Dan Onion, MD, MPH Mt. Vernon/Vienna Health Officer 293-2076; [email protected] DR. SHAW MEMORIAL LIBRARY NEWS - FEBRUARY 2016 “In a democracy, information is power.” -- Jim Gerritsen There are two spaces left for Barbara Skapaʼs Cheesemaking 101 class, coming up on Saturday, February 13th, from 10-2. Give us a call at the library, or call Alice at 293-2502, to sign up. And donʼt forget our annual Tax Help days, on four Saturdays: February 13 and 27, and March 12 and 26. We still have some times available, so call us at the library at 293-2565, and weʼll give you an appointment. We like featuring various parts of our collection, because we are often just so happy with so many of the titles, and we want to share bits and pieces that you might not have noticed. Weʼve been into nonfiction for a few years now. Nonfiction doesnʼt just provide information (though that is of utmost importance for any lifelong learner), it also helps us delve deeply into our personal, community, and larger concerns. It can further our citizenship, our understanding of what came before us (so we can sometimes avoid repeating our mistakes), and can help us figure out the next step we need to take. Current nonfiction for both children and adults is often so creative. It can reflect deep research that broadens our knowledge, and the experiences & musings presented by an author can bring us to the same places of the heart that fiction does. A new childrenʼs title we admire is Picturepedia: an encyclopedia on every page, published by the Smithsonian. It has such beautiful photos, graphics, and is chockful of information throughout. It covers many subjects from butterflies to sports to Vikings, and much more. This book, along with two large format titles weʼve mentioned previously – Maps (by Mizielinski), and Animalium (Scott & Broom) – are wondrous examples of what publishing houses are doing with physical books, to let us experience the pleasure of handling books with textured papers, captivating illustrations, and varied topics. "

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DR. SHAW MEMORIAL LIBRARY NEWS - CONT. There are many great titles in the adult nonfiction collection. Travis Millsʼ new memoir, Tough as they come, has just arrived (and is already checked out). Jonathan M. Bryantʼs Dark places of the earth is about the slave ship Antelope. Maine author Kate Christensen has a new title, How to cook a moose. It is her memoir and touches on the slow food movement, food scarcity, farmers, and the history of staple ingredients. Oliver Sacksʼ last book is a brief, simple one entitled Gratitude. And, lastly, I have been reading Sherry Turkleʼs The Power of talk in a digital age. Though I think the loss of conversation has a cultural basis that includes more than use of our devices, I do appreciate her observations and her style of writing. One of those books that makes you think. Meanwhile, in the midst of a cold and often dark January, a couple of our youngest patrons made some brilliantly colored drawings, and we now have them up on the

bulletin board.

artists! hearts!

Many thanks to our young

Bright color in winter lightens our

I just finished Kristen Hannaʼs the Nightingale – about two sisters in France during WWII. Now Iʼve just brought home JoJo Moyesʼ novel, The Girl you left behind – this time, a woman in France during WWI. I just canʼt help myself. What are you reading as the days begin to lengthen? RECURRING COMMUNITY EVENTS

Mt. Vernon Community Center Café - Saturdays From 9:30-11:30 AM. Coffee, food and Conversation. Menʼs Breakfast - Tuesdays from 6:30-7:30 at the Mt. Vernon Community Center. Small donation appreciated. Womenʼs Breakfast “JULIET” - Third Tuesday of each month at the Mill Stream Grange 8-9 AM. Pot luck breakfast plus $2.00 per person. McGaffey Mountain Woodcarvers - 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each Month from 6:00-8:30 PM at the Vienna Community Center. New and experienced carvers welcome. For more information call Norma Wing at 293-3725 or Ed Beach at 685-4779. Creation Station - Faith-based, arts-based after school program of the North Vienna UMC. Meets Thursday during the school year. Open to all children grades K-6. For more information call Laura Church at 293-3892. The Youth Group at North Vienna United Methodist Church - Most Sunday afternoons during the school year. Open to youth grades 6 and up. For more information call Laura Church 293-3892. Vienna Historical Society - Meetings are held the first Sunday of each month at the Mill Stream Grange Hall at 1:00. Vienna Union Hall Association - Second Wednesday of each month. 7:00 at the Vienna Community Center (Nov.- March.) at the Union Hall (April - Oct.) Welcome new members.

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COMMUNITY SWAP AND SHOP

NOTICE!

Find items here that Vienna residents want to sell, swap or barter. Send a description of your item to [email protected] Posting is free. Also post it on the Vienna website by emailing to the Vienna

webmaster:

the North Vienna United Methodist Church hosts a free community lunch of soup or chowder, homemade bread and desserts on the first Saturdays of February and March from 11:30-1:00 and everyone is welcome!

Email: [email protected] web: barbshandpainted.craftah.com

SPECIAL EVENTS - MARK YOUR CALENDAR! ✓February 13-14 - Vienna Historical Society - Puzzle Palooza 10:00 - 4:00

✓March 6 - Vienna Community Center 1:00 PM - Democratic Caucus

✓February 18 - Vienna Town House 7:00PM (Thursday) Public Hearing - Building Ordinance

✓March 11 - Vienna Community Center 4 PM - 8 PM - Vote for Town Officials

✓February 20 - Mt. Vernon Community Center - 5:30-7:00 - Italian Dinner ✓March 5 - Vienna Union Hall - 7:00 Mt. Vernon/Vienna community review. WOW.

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✓March 12 - Vienna Community Center Town meeting begins at 9:00 AM ✓March 19 - Vienna Community Center Center -Vienna Fire Department Spaghetti Supper - 4:30-6:30

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MILL STREAM GRANGE HELPS FOOD BANK Members of the Mill Stream Grange in Vienna present their Christmas donation of $500.00 to Helen Wilkey of the Mt. Vernon area food bank. The Grange, beginning as a national organization to help support farmers

organizations and individuals. There is also a limited amount of clothing, toys and books available. Thanksgiving and Christmas are the busiest times of year with the food bank serving 75-80 families. There is also a Christmas shopping spree which allows the

From left:"Chig" Neal, Betty Peterson, Helen Wilkey, all of the Food Bank......Debbie Lavender, Jill Sampson of Mill Stream Grange

and agriculture, includes in its mission statement “feeding the hungry”. Mill Stream Grange also collects food throughout the year to help support the food bankʼs efforts. The Mt. Vernon area food bank, located in the Mt. Vernon Baptist church, serves the communities of Mt. Vernon, Vienna, Readfield and Fayette. It is open Saturday mornings 10 – 12. Food is donated to the food bank by Hannafordʼs, Good Shepherd food bank, Sav-a-lot stores, area school groups, civic

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families to choose donated items to give as gifts. There are currently 12 volunteers who run the food bank and a great need for more. If you would like to help those struggling in the community, please contact Helen Wilkey at 293-2351.

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30 MILE RIVER WATERSHED ASSOCIATION NEWS Summer Employment The 30 Mile River Watershed Association is now accepting applications for the following positions: Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) Crew members protect and improve water quality in our lakes through projects that reduce erosion and sources of polluted stormwater runoff. YCCʼs lake-friendly landscaping includes planting vegetation buffers, ditching roadsides, mulching, etc. YCC perform physically demanding (but fun and meaningful) outdoor labor. The program runs for seven weeks, three days per week. Courtesy Boat Inspectors work at boat launches throughout the watershed, talking with boaters and inspecting their watercraft for plants as they launch and remove their boats. The program runs Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day. The position is ideally suited for retirees, students, and any others looking for part-time weekend work. YCC and CBI positions may be combined for fulltime work. For full job  descriptions  and application materials, visit www.30mileriver.org. Youth Conservation Corps: Sign up for your project today The ground may be snow covered, but now is the time to get your Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) project requests in before the crew is booked for the season. With its 6th season starting this coming June, YCC works to reduce erosion and polluted runoff that harm water quality. Projects include diverting stormwater off driveways, planting vegetative buffers, stabilizing eroded pathways, building infiltration steps and more. The initial site visit is free and project labor and technical assistance are provided at minimal cost to landowners. For more information, visit www.30mileriver.org. New Water Quality Monitoring Program With support from the Maine Outdoor Heritage Fund, 30MRWA will be implementing an expanded water quality monitoring program this summer. Building off the work of the watershedʼs dedicated volunteers, we will be monitoring the health of our lakes more thoroughly and frequently than ever before. This will allow us to identify and prioritize problem areas in our lakes before itʼs too late. If you are interested in volunteering with this program, contact [email protected] Save the Date: Paddle Trek 2016 Winter blues getting you down? Hereʼs something to look forward to: Our 8th Annual Paddle Trek will be held on Saturday, July 30th. Mark your calendars!

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HELPFUL SITES ONLINE Town of Vienna Website: http://viennamaine.org/drupal/ Spectrum Generations at the Cohen Center: “Promoting life-long learning, health,

wellness, nutrition, community engagement and social well-being of all older and disabled adults.” http://www.spectrumgenerations.org/cohen-center Sign up for their monthly newsletter seen here: http://www.spectrumgenerations.org/ uploads/visual_edit/cohenbulletin-january-2016-1.pdf Flying Pond Improvement Association: http://fpia.weebly.com Parker Pond Association: http://www.parkerpond.org 30 Mile River Watershed: http://www.30mileriver.org Kennebec Highlands at the Belgrade Regional Conservation Alliance: http://www.belgradelakes.org/kennebec_highlands.html Neighbors Driving Neighbors: http://neighborsdrivingneighbors.org/

Vienna Historical Society Presents

PuzzlePalooza Winter is half over and, and just in case of cabin fever, we have lots of puzzles for you to work—300 pieces to 1,000 pieces. So, if you love puzzles, please join us. And if you hate puzzles, but love to visit with friends and eat lots of goodies, this is the place for you! It is a two-day event again this year, so you can join us for either or both days. Lunch will be served and everyone is welcome Saturday, February 13 and Sunday, February 14 10:00 am to 4:00 pm (Storm Date Saturday, February 20 and Sunday, February 21) Mill Stream Grange—Vienna

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Maranacook Adult Education - Readfield New course Line-up for Winter/Spring 2016 HiSet Preparation #

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CDL Class B Dump Truck Class

Ongoing Begins 2/25/2016

February 2016 HiSET Test Preparation # # # Ongoing Workplace Computer Skills## February 2 Welding Basics # February 3 CDL Class B: Dump Truck or Bus February 25 Ceramics: Beginning/Intermediate February 25 Chair Caning## # # February 25 Channel Your Inner Artist February 25 For details or to register, please visit http://maranacook.maineadulted.org. For more information, email us at [email protected] or call 685-4923, x1065.

Groundhog day - Feb 2

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VIENNA, MAINE - LAND OF GOSHEN"

2013 APRIL - MAY VOL. 17; NO.2

Town of Vienna, Selectmen, Assessors and Overseers of the Poor Doris Thompson, Chris Smith, Jeff Rackliff Treasurer - Marti Gross Town Clerk - Annie Tibbetts Tax Collector - Annie Tibbetts Road Commissioner - Danny Goucher Fire Chief & Warden - Brian Church Health Office - Dan Onion Animal Control Officer - Donald Tibbetts Plumbing Inspector & Code Enforcement Office - John Archard Alternate Plumbing Inspector - Gary Fuller Addressing Officer - Laura Reville/Roger Reville RSU #9 Representative - Helen Wilkey

Office of the Selectmen Vienna Town House P.O. Box 38 212 Townhouse Road Vienna, ME 04360

Postal Patron SATWSS P.O. Box or RR Vienna, ME 04360

1879 Map of Vienna