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Sunday, November 23, 2014

Are You Kidding Me?‏



ARE YOU KIDDING ME????

Several years ago, the Town Council did a change to the Town Charter.  This change involved renaming the Budget Advisory Board/Committee to the Finance Committee.  With this change, the members were no longer elected by the people; instead appointed by the Town Council.  This was to ensure whatever Town Council budget proposal was brought forward they would get the approval of the Finance Committee.  Also to protect the Police Department budget, all but two members of the Finance Committee are former Councilors.



Mrs. Morgan-Alexander was the Chairman and Mrs. Norma Wells was the Secretary.  According to the town web site, there were no meetings held in 2013 because there are no agendas recorded.  However, there are only one set of minutes dated April 29, 2013 posted on the Town web site.  It would seem as though the Finance Committee did not want the taxpayers to know what they were doing.  

Where is the transparency in local government when you cannot depend on those appointed to do their jobs?   

Mrs. Wells took the notes for the meetings as Secretary and as Chairman, was Mrs. Morgan-Alexander to ensure it was posted to the town web site for the people to review.



However, in 2014 it got a little better.  There are eight (8) meeting agendas recorded and three minutes posted.  The latest minutes of the Finance Committee posted is for the meeting held on November 10, 2014.  The Finance Committee has NOT approved these minutes but they are posted anyway.  Apparently, the Finance Committee has a new Chairman in Mr. Fern LaRochelle and a new Secretary in Mrs. Jessica Maloy so the future looks a little brighter.



However all the meetings in 2013, and several in 2014, while Mrs. Wells was Secretary are lost forever?  These agendas and minutes, that are missing, reflect the values of the Finance Committee and the competency of its officers.   

Who is the biggest loser in this situation?  Naturally, the people will suffer the most because no one will ever know what took place at these meetings or will they?



Chairman LaRochelle has a true challenge on his hands to ensure the people of Lisbon are kept informed on the actions of the Finance Committee by making sure the agendas and minutes are posted in a timely manner to the Town web site.



Larry Fillmore   

Friday, November 21, 2014

Lisbon Students Benefit from Rotary Auction‏


The proceeds from this event benefit local scholarships to graduating seniors.  A Lisbon high school student will be awarded a $1000 scholarship along with the other area five schools.

Lisbon Students Share During the Holiday

LISBON STUDENTS SHARE DURING THE HOLIDAYS



Lisbon Community School fifth grade student junior volunteer officers Benjamin Shambarger and Grace Braley recruited assistance from School Counselor, Jean Dolan and Assistant Principal, Cory Munsey, to set-up the drop-off location for annual Toys for Tots Campaign. The schools’ district-wide collection of donations of a new, unwrapped toy may be donated at any of our schools  location. Pictured (l-r) Jean Dolan, Benjamin Shambarger, Cory Munsey and Grace Braley.  Photo courtesy of Monica Millhime.


Lisbon – The spirit of giving during the holiday season is alive and well in Lisbon.  Students, staff and families of Lisbon Community School, Philip W. Sugg Middle School, and Lisbon High School once again support the United States Marine Corp. with the Maine Toys for Tots Campaign.   “The student junior volunteers throughout the district met to decide on the projects they wanted to assist with during the school year.  Collecting toys was again at the top of the list for activities this year,” shares Monica Millhime, Community Resource/Volunteer Coordinator for Lisbon Schools.  “We are thrilled Mrs. Dolan, who serves as the advisor for LCS Civil Rights Team and the Student Government group at Lisbon High School, are working in conjunction with the collection this year.”   “Students started recruiting for donations of toys in the community and the word has spread quickly,” shares Assistant Principal Munsey.  Toys will be collected through Monday, December 8.  Drop-off locations for donations are Lisbon Community School, 33 Mill Street, Lisbon; Philip W. Sugg Middle School, 4 Sugg Drive, Lisbon Falls; Lisbon High School, 2 Sugg Drive, Lisbon Falls; and the Superintendent’s Central Office, 19 Gartley Street, Lisbon.  FMI on programs, projects, volunteer and partnership opportunities email mmillhime@lisbonschoolsme.org or call 754.0021  Check out all the latest news from schools on FaceBook at Community Resource News in Lisbon Schools.
 

Thursday, November 20, 2014

GreatFallsTV: Lisbon Town Council Meeting November 18, 2014


Controversy Over The Gym



THE CONTROVERSY OVER THE GYM

I normally would not do this but I personally believe it is necessary to restore order in Lisbon.  I apologize because this may get very lengthy.



The issue at hand is that the School Committee selected the second lowest bid (Ledgewood Construction) on the gym project.  This has caused an adverse effort among some members of our Town Council and members of the School Committee.  Keep in mind, that both of these bodies are elected by the people of Lisbon and are completely separate of each other.



The lowest bidder was Landry/French.  Since the School Committee made their decision to accept Ledgewood Contruction, Mr. Kevin French has been busy calling Councilors and citizens in protest of the School Committee’s decision.  Mr. French has filed a Temporary Restraining Order in Superior Court.  Mr. French has a legal right to file whatever he wants because that is the process for settling a grievance over the bid process.  However, Mr. French does not have the right to contact Councilors and citizens, who have no jurisdiction over the School Committee, and cause hate and discontent within the community.  The damage already done between members of the Town Council and the School Committee are going to take years to repair.  Based on Mr. French’s unethical behavior, I personally would not award his company any contract.  There is a right way and a wrong way to behave and in my opinion Mr. French learns this yet.



I witnessed three Councilors addressing the School Committee at its last meeting encouraging the School Committee to reverse its decision.  These Councilors stated they had received numerous calls from their constituents asking what took place.  The most important thing to remember is that these two government bodies are completely separate and these Councilors should have stayed out of it and referred these calls to the Superintendent, Mr. Green.   

These Councilors involved themselves without knowing all the facts.  Now, these Councilors feel that the School Committee should have justified their decision to them.  We all know that the Town Council does not justify their every decision to the School Committee.  This is one case where the Town Council should have stayed out of this completely.  Now, there is bad blood between the Town Council and the School Committee created by Mr. French.



The School Committee has had to defend its decision before the people.  I am writing this because I have had an opportunity to review some of the documents before the court.  The decision to take the second lowest bid was based on the following:  Ledgewood Construction had a stronger school construction portfolio, a superior understanding of the project, better on-time and on-budget references and smoother working relationship with the Architect.  This information came from the court documents.  The people of Lisbon elected these members of the School Committee to protect the best interest of the community.  The decision was made in good faith thinking they were doing what was best for the community.



No one ever knows what the decision will be in a court case; I know this from personal experience.  However, I do believe that this community has been separated too long and everyone including the Town Council and the people of Lisbon should stand behind the School Committee and its decision.



This is my personal opinion based on just what I have learned.



Larry Fillmore

The Improbability of New School Committee Member Elect, Gina Mason, To Be A Change For The Positive!

Gina Mason

By Peter Reuter, Special to The Lisbon Reporter

Congratulations on your BACKDOOR appointment to the School Committee.  

Did you have your family write your name in?   

You tried to destroy the town while you were on the council and now you are going to try and destroy the School Department?

When you were a sitting member of the Lisbon Town Council it was very clear and apparent that you did not like nor agree with the financial differences in the Town's Budget vs. the School's Budget.  The only thing you had in common with the school was your high school graduation.  

The Lisbon Public School system was not even good enough for your own children to attend.  They were afforded private school, which you have stated offers better educations.  All the self promoting you did as a Town Councilor for the Main Street, Moxie Festival, Turkey Dinners, Flags on light poles, etc. amounted to well, just what we see today around town.

So with 34 write in votes Gina, have you already made up your own certificate of achievement in hopes of some School Committee members to sign it like you did when you were a councilor?

It is puzzling how there could be no one interested enough about the Lisbon Schools and get their name on the ballot for the voters to choose.  Instead it is left up to a carefully crafted plan of a write-in for the fate of the vacated position.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Recap Town Council Meeting 11/18/2014



RECAP TOWN COUNCIL MEETING – NOVEMBER 18TH

At last night’s Town Council meeting, it was testy at times and very emotional at other times.

Under Council Orders, Resolutions & Ordinances – The following items were approved by a vote of 7-0.

a.      Amend Ch. 70 Zoning Ordinance Division 5 Signs (First Reading).
b.     Repeal Ch. 62 Site Plan Sec. 62-169 Signs (First Reading).
c.      Engineering & Design Scope for CDBG for $32,500.00.
d.     PSAP Contract.
e.     Purchasing Policy.
f.       Tax Club Policy.
g.     Solicit bids for Natural Gas.

The following was approved without a vote for a Public Hearing on December 16, 2014 on Slum & Blight designation under CDBG program.  Also, by a vote of 6-1 the Council approved the Vehicle Use Policy with Councilor Brunelle with the NO vote.

Under Other Business – The Finance Director presented the monthly financial report.  The Economic Community Development Director presented the financial report for the Moxie Festival.  Mr. Green updated the Council and the people on what is happening with the bid process on the gym. And finally the Town Manager updated the progress of the Public Works garage which appears to be going in under cost by approximately $150,000.00 because Public Works personnel have been doing the majority of the work.  Also, the Town Clerk confirmed and the Council approved the recount for the School Board position by 7-0.  Gina Mason received 35 write-in votes and Dean Willey received 17 write-in votes.  Gina Mason will be our newest School Board member.

Under Appointments – Mr. Allen Ward is appointed to the Recreation Committee.  Mr. Sean Scully was appointed as the Civil Constable and finally the Council accepted Tyler Golletti resignation from the Planning Board.

Under Councilor Communication – Chairwoman Liza Ward provided an emotional farewell address.  Thank you Liza for your service!

Larry Fillmore

Lisbon Gartley St. Students Support Holiday Food Drive‏

LISBON GARTLEY STREET PROGRAM STUDENTS SUPPORT HOLIDAY FOOD DRIVE
 

  Pictured (l-r):  Students Hunter Williams, Lillian Johnston and Mahrissa Verrill (far right) delivered food items to Lisa Brown, one of the coordinators for the Lisbon Community School’s (LCS) annual food collection.  Photo courtesy of Brian Breton.

Lisbon - Students enrolled in the  Lisbon High School alternative education program at Gartley Street in Lisbon, visited the Community School on November 18.  Students met Lisa Brown, LCS teacher and co-chair of the program with Jennifer Robitaille, to donate locally purchased food items for the annual “Holiday Family” program supported by the staff of the school.  Staff are asked to share their nomination for the families they feel can use a little extra assistance during the holidays with gifts for their children, a hearty meal and other items.  The outpouring of contributions will benefit 18 families with 43 children.  Gartley Street students used funds for their donated items from revenues generated through their entrepreneurial successes from their Gartley Street Program E-Bay store managed and supported by students. FMI on other programs and areas of volunteering and community partnership email mmillhime@lisbonschoolsme.org and visit the Community Resource News in Lisbon Schools on FaceBook.

Lisbon HS Students of the Qtr.‏

LISBON PRINCIPAL GANNON ANNOUNCES STUDENTS OF THE 1ST  QUARTER


Lisbon High School (LHS) administrators and staff are pleased to recognize these students for the excellent overall performance.  Family members of the most recent student of the quarter awards were invited to attend the recognition. 
Pictured (l-r): Freshman,  Bradley Harriman; Sophomore, Christopher Norman; Junior, Brock Vachon; and Senior, Cosette Holmes.  Photo courtesy of Monica Millhime.


Lisbon – Lisbon High School, Principal Nicholas Gannon, announced the Students of the 1st  Quarter during a school-wide assembly on Tuesday, November 18.   Parents, grandparents and siblings of the recipients were invited to the stage during the award presentations to congratulate students.  Students are nominated by staff members for their community service, academics, co-curricular activities, sports participation, good citizenship and overall positive reflection of the student body.  

Awards this quarter were presented to senior, Cosette Holmes.  Holmes is the daughter of Erin and Josh Holmes of Lisbon Falls.  She is relatively new to the Lisbon school community and has become involved in extra-curricular activities such as drama and chorus.  She is a determined senior who challenges herself by taking Honor level classes.  “Cosette is a positive influence on her peers and is a role model for success”, shares Gannon.  

Brock Vachon, son of Sherry Bailey of Lisbon Falls, was the junior student of the quarter.  Vachon is a good natured student and he works hard to be successful.  “In addition to being the Region 10 Student of the Quarter for Auto Repair, he also is the LHS Student of the Quarter for making tremendous strides in his work at LHS”, commented Gannon.  

Christopher Norman, is a member of the sophomore class.  He has been a Lisbon student volunteer since 2009.  He is the son of Catherine and Joseph Norman of Lisbon.  Norman is an active member of his class serving as Vice President organizing fundraiser and volunteering throughout the community.  He is a member of the soccer, basketball, baseball and Science Olympiad teams.  “Chris has a passion for reading and always has a positive attitude,” comments Gannon.  

Freshman of the quarter was awarded to Bradley Harriman, son of Stacy and James Harriman of  Lisbon.  Harriman is an active participant in the classroom contributing to rich discussions with his positive attitude. “Bradley is a motivated, conscientious super polite, involved, hardworking and intelligent young man”, shares Gannon.  He plays football and is on the wrestling team.  He is a positive role model for his peers.  

FMI on programs and events in Lisbon Schools email mmillhime@lisbonschoolsme.org and visit the Community Resource News in Lisbon Schools on FaceBook.

Immigration!


The Manitoba Herald:

The flood of American liberals sneaking across the border into Canada has intensified in the past week, sparking calls for increased patrols to stop the illegal immigration.  The recent actions of the Tea Party and the fact Republicans won the Senate are prompting an exodus among left-leaning citizens who fear they'll soon be required to hunt, pray, and to agree with Bill O'Reilly and Glenn Beck.

Canadian border farmers say it's not uncommon to see dozens of sociology professors, animal-rights activists and Unitarians crossing their fields at night.  "I went out to milk the cows the other day, and there was a Hollywood producer huddled in the barn," said Southern Manitoba farmer Red Greenfield, whose acreage borders North Dakota .  "The producer was cold, exhausted and hungry.  He asked me if I could spare a latte and some free-range chicken. When I said I didn't have any, he left before I even got a chance to show him my screenplay, eh?"

In an effort to stop the illegal aliens, Greenfield erected higher fences, but the liberals scaled them.  He then installed loudspeakers that blared Rush Limbaugh across the fields. "Not real effective," he said. "The liberals still got through and Rush annoyed the cows so much that they wouldn't give any milk."

Officials are particularly concerned about smugglers who meet liberals near the Canadian border, pack them into Volvo station wagons, and drive them across the border where they are simply left to fend for themselves. "A lot of these people are not prepared for our rugged conditions," an Ontario border patrolman said.  "I found one carload without a single bottle of imported drinking water. They did have a nice little Napa Valley cabernet, though." When liberals are caught, they're sent back across the border, often wailing loudly that they fear retribution from conservatives.  Rumors have been circulating about plans being made to build re-education camps where liberals will be forced to drink domestic beer and watch NASCAR races.

In recent days, liberals have turned to ingenious ways of crossing the border.  Some have been disguised as senior citizens taking a bus trip to buy cheap Canadian prescription drugs.  After catching a half- dozen young vegans in powdered wig disguises, Canadian immigration authorities began stopping buses and quizzing the supposed senior-citizens about Perry Como and Rosemary Clooney to prove that they were alive in the '50s. "If they can't identify the accordion player on The Lawrence Welk Show, we become
very suspicious about their age," an official said.

Canadian citizens have complained that the illegal immigrants are creating an organic-broccoli shortage and are renting all the Michael Moore movies. 
 
"I really feel sorry for American liberals, but the Canadian economy just can't support them," an Ottawa resident said.  "How many art-history majors does one country need?"

In an effort to ease tensions between the United States and Canada , Vice President Biden met with the Canadian ambassador and pledged that the administration would take steps to reassure liberals.  A source close to President Obama said, "We're going to have some Paul McCartney and Peter, Paul & Mary concerts.  And we might even put some endangered species on postage stamps.  The President is determined to reach out," he said.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Revised Agenda for Town Council Meeting 11/18/2014



revised AGENDA

TOWN COUNCIL

tuesday, november 18, 2014


LISBON TOWN OFFICE


7:00 P.M.


1.   CALL TO ORDER & PLEDGE TO FLAG

2.   ROLL CALL

___Councilor Bickford
___ Councilor Brunelle
___ Councilor Garrison
___ Councilor Lunt
___Councilor Metivier
___ Councilor Pesce
___ Councilor Ward


      Town Clerk reading of meeting rules

3.  GOOD NEWS & RECOGNITION

4.   PUBLIC HEARINGS

5.  AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION FOR AGENDA ITEMS

6.  AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION RESPONSE

7.  CONSENT AGENDA

      2014-241   ORDER − A. Minutes of November 5, 2014

8.   COUNCIL ORDERS, RESOLUTIONS, & ORDINANCES

      2014-242    ORDINANCE − Amend Ch. 70 Zoning Ordinance Division 5 Signs (First Reading)

2014-243    ORDINANCE − Repeal Ch. 62 Site Plans Sec. 62-169 Signs (First Reading)

      2014-244    ORDER − Engineering & Design Scope for CDBG

      2014-245    ORDER − Set public hearing date for Slum & Blight designation under CDBG program

      2014-246    ORDER − PSAP Contract

      2014-247    ORDER − Purchasing Policy

      2014-248    ORDER − Tax Club Policy

      2014-249    ORDER − Vehicle Use Policy

      2014-249a   ORDER − Solicit bids for Natural Gas

9.   OTHER BUSINESS

      A. Finance Director's Report

      B. Moxie Festival Report

      C. Superintendent Green

      D. Town Manager's Report

10. AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION NEW ITEMS

11. COUNCIL RESPONSE TO NEW ITEMS

12. APPOINTMENTS

      2014-250   ORDER − Appoint Recreation Committee (1 Regular Member)

      2014-251   ORDER − Appoint Civil Constable - Sean Scully (Term Expiring June 30, 2015)

      2014-252   ORDER − Accept Associate Planning Board Member Resignation

13. COUNCIL COMMUNICATIONS

14. EXECUTIVE SESSION

15. ADJOURNMENT

      2014-253   ORDER - To Adjourn

Saturday, November 15, 2014

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Friday, November 14, 2014

Lisbon's SRO Offers Safety & Much More!‏

LISBON SRO OFFERS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL STUDENTS AND STAFF SAFETY, SECURITY AND SINCERITY




  Lisbon School Resource Officer, Jeff Picard, works with students throughout the school and is considered one of the most valuable resources in the district by students, staff and parents.  Photo by Cory Munsey.

Lisbon – Students and staff at Lisbon Community School arrive at school knowing every effort is made to keep them safe and secure.  Officer Jeff Picard, is the School Resource Officer and is a welcomed presence on the campus located at 33 Mill Street in Lisbon.  A member of the Lisbon Police Department, Officer Picard, assists the student body, staff and parents with true-gut sincerity with the overarching concern for the safety of all within the school and greater community.  Picard is the emergency and security contact for the school and also serves on the District Safety Committee.  Students are aware of his presence on the school grounds upon bus arrivals in the morning, in the Cafetorium during lunches, and as they head home during afternoon bus departures. 

Officer Picard assists in classrooms throughout the school year with content learning aspects of bus safety, building evacuations, stranger “danger” situations and more.  He is the Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D. A. R. E.) advisor for all grade five students at the Community School.  The program is a comprehensive, in-depth 10 week curriculum with a capstone celebration held annually with the schools’ community partners at Bates College in Lewiston. 

District-wide participation includes Picard’s assistance with the Lisbon High School D.A.R.E. program and other student focused agendas.  Picard is a licensed police department instructor and supports the community with educational resources providing parent groups with workshops on specific areas of interest.

FMI on other Lisbon School programs or projects, volunteer and community partner opportunities email mmillhime@lisbonschoolsme.org and visit Community Resource News in Lisbon Schools on FaceBook.

GreatFallsTV: Lisbon School Committee Meeting 11/10/2014


The Maine Wire: “Is Maine the Safest State in America? Almost.” plus 1 more‏

Is Maine the Safest State in America? Almost.
Posted: 13 Nov 2014 01:05 PM PST
On Monday, the FBI released Crime in the United States, 2013, a report detailing the estimated crimes in the United States last year. The data is submitted voluntarily by law enforcement agencies at all levels throughout the country, and is compiled into the report by  the Bureau’s Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program. “The Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program […]
 
Maine Remains Near the Bottom in Forbes Business Report
Posted: 13 Nov 2014 08:42 AM PST
In the newest iteration of Forbes’ Best States for Business report, Maine ranked 49th—one place higher than last year.  In fact, Maine has ranked dead last for the past four years. The 2014 Best States for Business report is the 9th edition of the influential Forbes analysis.  The report gathers data from all 50 states, […]

NaturalNews: Government tells Missourians to stockpile survival supplies before mass riots‏

Dear Lisbon Reporter and NaturalNews readers,
The government of a Missouri town is now urgently warning its citizens to stockpile survival supplies like food, water, medicine and fuel.
Mass riots are coming, citizens are being told, and city officials fear critical infrastructure may be taken offline:
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Thirty years ago about 50 media companies owned "the media" in the U.S. Now there are just a half-dozen controlling nearly all the information you see and hear:
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GreatFallsTV: Lisbon Town Council Meeting 11/05/2014


Town Council Agenda for Tuesday, November 18th, 2014




AGENDA

TOWN COUNCIL

tuesday, november 18, 2014


LISBON TOWN OFFICE


7:00 P.M.


1.   CALL TO ORDER & PLEDGE TO FLAG

2.   ROLL CALL

___Councilor Bickford
___ Councilor Brunelle
___ Councilor Garrison
___ Councilor Lunt
___Councilor Metivier
___ Councilor Pesce
___ Councilor Ward


      Town Clerk reading of meeting rules

3.  GOOD NEWS & RECOGNITION

4.   PUBLIC HEARINGS

5.  AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION FOR AGENDA ITEMS

6.  AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION RESPONSE

7.  CONSENT AGENDA

      2014-241   ORDER − A. Minutes of November 5, 2014

8.   COUNCIL ORDERS, RESOLUTIONS, & ORDINANCES

      2014-242   ORDINANCE − Amend Ch. 70 Zoning Ordinance Division 5 Signs (First Reading)

2014-243   ORDINANCE − Repeal Ch. 62 Site Plans Sec. 62-169 Signs (First Reading)

      2014-244   ORDER − Engineering & Design Scope for CDBG

      2014-245   ORDER − Set public hearing date for Slum & Blight designation under CDBG program

      2014-246   ORDER − PSAP Contract

      2014-247   ORDER − Purchasing Policy

      2014-248   ORDER − Tax Club Policy

      2014-249   ORDER − Vehicle Use Policy

9.   OTHER BUSINESS

      A. Finance Director's Report

      B. Moxie Festival Report

      C. Superintendent Green

      D. Town Manager's Report

10. AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION NEW ITEMS

11. COUNCIL RESPONSE TO NEW ITEMS

12. APPOINTMENTS

      2014-250   ORDER − Appoint Recreation Committee (1 Regular Member)

      2014-251   ORDER − Appoint Civil Constable - Sean Scully (Term Expiring June 30, 2015)

      2014-252   ORDER − Accept Associate Planning Board Member Resignation

13. COUNCIL COMMUNICATIONS

14. EXECUTIVE SESSION

15. ADJOURNMENT

      2014-253   ORDER - To Adjourn

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Lisbon Music Boosters Wreaths‏



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NaturalNews: Scientists have identified a virus that makes people stupid.

Dear Lisbon Reporter and NaturalNews readers,
Seriously: Scientists have identified a virus that makes people stupid. And so far, almost half the people tested have it!
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Give the 2015 Moxie Festival A Theme‏

33rd Annual Moxie Festival July 10-12, 2015

Lisbon’s Moxie Store Owner Frank Anicetti encourages you to participate in the 2015 Moxie Festival theme contest.

The Moxie Festival Committee is pleased to announce the opening of the 2015 Moxie Festival theme contest.  The theme entry must include a reference to Moxie and Maine and be submitted by Jan. 1, 2015. 

The 2015 Moxie Festival theme is used:

·         To create floats for the famous Moxie Festival Parade on July 11 (Floats that best exemplify the theme win prizes.)
·         As inspiration for Lisbon High School art students as they compete in the 2015 Moxie Festival logo contest (The logo is used for the 2015 Moxie Festival t-shirt.)

Entries can be  emailed to debwagner@gwi.net or mailed to Debra Wagner, Moxie Festival Committee, 23 Center Street, Lisbon Falls, ME  04252 until January 1, 2015.  Theme entries become the property of the Moxie Festival Committee.

The winner, chosen at the Moxie Festival Committee meeting in January, will win a deluxe Moxie-filled basket and will be invited to serve as a parade judge. 

Past Moxie Festival themes include:  It’s Always Moxie Season in Maine, Moxie, a Maine tradition, Moxie, It’s Maine in a Bottle; Moxie – Maine-ia, and Moxie & ME. 

The 33rd Moxie Festival will be held in Lisbon Falls on July 10-12, 2015. 

Since 1982, the Moxie Festival is known as Lisbon’s signature event, drawing nearly 45-50,000 people from Maine, across the United States and as far away as Ecuador, Morocco, and Australia.  Recent Moxie Festivals have included a four-day Family Carnival, three-day Pow Wow, Friday night Recipe Contest, fireworks; a Saturday parade, Moxie Day 5K Race, Moxie Bike Rally, Chug-n-Challenge, Moxie Vintage Base Ball Game, and Vendors with Moxie and Maine-made items; and on Sunday, the Chief Worumbo Androscoggin River Race, Moxie Car Show and much more!

 Lisbon’s Moxie Store Owner Frank Anicetti (3rd generation Anicetti) and Greta Evans (5th generation Anicetti) encourage you to enter the 2015 Moxie Festival theme contest.