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Showing posts with label Moxie Festival. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Moxie Festival. Show all posts

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Lisbon High School Senior Wins 2015 Moxie Festival Logo Contest

 
 
 
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Lisbon High School Senior Hannah Stritch received a $100 and the first 2015 Moxie Festival t-shirt with her winning logo.  (From left) Moxie Festival Committee members Gina Mason, Tracey Steuber, Hannah Stritch, Lisbon High School Art Teacher Pam Ouelette, and Brenda Rogers.
 
May 13, 2015, Lisbon, Maine.  The Moxie Festival Committee is pleased to announce that Lisbon High School Senior Hannah Stritch has won the 5th Annual Moxie Festival Logo Contest based on the 2015 theme, “Celebrate Moxie the Maine Way.” 
 
“Hannah’s logo includes iconic symbols of summer in Maine.  Moxie is part of these Maine memories for Mainers and thousands from away.  We are proud to showcase Lisbon High School talent at the Moxie Festival,” said Tracey Steuber, Town of Lisbon Director of Economic and Community Development.
 
Hannah received a $100 check and the first 2015 Moxie Festival t-shirt featuring her design at a High School Assembly held May 8.
 
Floats for the Moxie Festival Parade on Saturday, July 11th will be judged on their interpretation of the theme, “Celebrate Moxie the Maine Way.”  The Moxie Festival parade starts at 10 am at Capital Avenue, travels down Rt. 196 and up Main Street before concluding at North and South Streets.
 
According to Lisbon Public Safety Officials, over 50,000 people attend the three-day Moxie Festival.  The Town of Lisbon has approximately 9,077 residents.
Join Moxie lovers at the 33rd Moxie Festival held in Lisbon Falls on July 10-12, 2015.  Since 1982, the Moxie Festival is known as Lisbon’s signature event, drawing people from Maine, across the United States and as far away as Ecuador, Morocco, and Australia.  Plans for this year’s Moxie Festival include Friday night Fireworks and Block Party; a Saturday parade with floats, bands, and Moxie historic vehicles, the 20th anniversary Moxie Day 5K Race, Chug-n-Challenge, Recipe Contest, Vendors with Moxie and Maine-made items, Petting Zoo, Moxie Concert in the Park; and on Sunday, the Moxie Car Show, Moxie Day at Beaver Park and much more! For More Information visit Moxie Festival and like Moxie Festival on Face Book.
 
Media Contact:  Deb Wagner, debwagner@gwi.net, 207-992-8997

Monday, February 9, 2015

2015 Moxie Festival theme winner grew up in Lisbon

 
 
Caption:  The 2015 Moxie Festival theme winner Robin Arsenault (center) with Tracey Steuber, Lisbon’s Economic and Community Development Director (left) and Gina Mason, the Moxie Festival Parade Coordinator.
  
Feb. 9, 2015.  The Moxie Festival Committee is pleased to announce the 2015 Moxie Festival theme:  “Celebrate Moxie the Maine Way.”  Robin (Rogers) Arsenault, a 4th generation Mainer who grew up in Lisbon, won the annual theme contest that drew contestants from across the country.
 
Robin’s father William Rogers and his brother Jack Rogers started Rogers Insurance Agency in Lisbon.  Robin graduated Lisbon High School in 1974 and immediately married her high school sweetheart, Dale Arsenault.  She has worked for 29 years as a loan officer for the Lisbon Community Federal Credit Union.
 
“Over the years, my family and I have participated in many of the Moxie Festival parades and activities.  It has been one of our families treasured weekends.  The Moxie Festival is something Mainers talk about all year long,” said Robin.
 
Robin received a gift box with Moxie items from the Maine Art Glass Studio and a gift certificate to Kennebec’s (The Moxie Store) both in Lisbon Falls. 
 
Floats for the Moxie Festival Parade on Saturday, July 11th will be judged on their interpretation of the theme, “Celebrate Moxie the Maine Way.”  Win in one of five categories and travel the parade route with a trophy!
 
The Moxie Festival parade includes over 100 units such as miniature ponies, Kora units, Moxie floats, historic Moxie vehicles, dancers, and much more.  The Parade starts at 10 am at Capital Avenue, travels down Rt. 196 and up Main Street before concluding at North and South Streets.
 
According to Lisbon Public Safety Officials, over 50,000 people attend the three-day Moxie Festival.  The Town of Lisbon has approximately 9,077 residents.
 
Since 1982, The Moxie Festival in Lisbon, Maine has been held on the second weekend in July.  For more information and a schedule of events, go to www.MoxieFestival.com and like the Moxie Festival on Facebook.  Moxie was designated Maine’s official soft drink on May 20, 2005.
 
33rd Annual Moxie Festival July 10-12, 2015
2015 Moxie Festival Committee
Lisbon, Maine

Thursday, January 15, 2015


RECAP TOWN COUNCIL WORKSHOP – JANUARY 13TH 

During last Tuesday’s Town Council Workshop, the members of the Council in attendance were Chairman Pesce, Vice-Chair Bickford, Councilors Lunt and Garrison.  The workshop was for the purpose of hearing information pertaining to Moxie Festival; Town Owned Land; Gas/Diesel Pumps Card Swipe System; and the Public Works Garage Addition.  The following is a small summary of each: 

The Moxie Committee spokesperson Gina Mason and Brenda Rogers asked the Council for guidance on the Moxie Festival.  They also asked why the Police, Fire and Public Works Department charged the Moxie Committee for services when this is a town event.  Chairman Pesce agreed with the committee and asked the Town Manager to look into these department budgeting Moxie weekend into their individual budgets. 

Town Owned Land – The Council had requested a listing of the entire town owned land which was provided by the Town Manager.  However, this listing included the building currently occupied and utilized by various departments of the town.  So the Council asked the Town Manager to review the listing and eliminate the properties currently used by the town.  This discussion was tabled until another workshop so the Council could review each property to see if the town can put some of these properties on the real estate market to increase revenue.  According to my figures, there are approximately 91 total properties on the list but 40 of these are utilized by the town.  These figures are unofficial. 

Gas/Diesel Pumps Card Swipe System – Upon review of the gas/diesel controls, it has been verified that the town does not have sufficient controls of these two pumps.  In order to correct this deficiency, the Public Works Director has suggested a card swipe system to control the use of gas/diesel fuels.  After a short discussion, the Council felt that the controls should be by vehicle instead of Department Heads.  The Public Works Director was instructed to look into a system that would meet these requirements and provide estimates. 

Public Works Garage Addition – The Public Works Garage is completely restored and operational.  The town has approximately $166,000.00 dollars remaining from the insurance payment.  The Public Works Director is asking that these funds be applied to adding a 25’ X 80’ steel structure to the current Public Works garage.  This addition is critically needed so that trucks with plows will fit into the building to be worked on.  Currently, the Public Works garage does not fit these vehicles and the doors to the garage have to be left open when the mechanic works on these vehicles.  The Council agreed that this was a good use of these funds and would eliminate the problem of fitting vehicles, to include school buses, into the garage for work.  The Council asked the Town Manager and the Public Works Director to move forward on this project. 

All of these items, with the exception of the Town Owned Land, will be discussed again and voted on by the Council Tuesday night at the next Town Council meeting. 

Larry Fillmore

 

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

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.



Sunday, July 6, 2014

Free Shuttle/Free Parking/and No Parking for Moxie Festival Weekend (July 11-13)‏

Free Shuttle/Free Parking/and No Parking for Moxie Festival Weekend (July 11-13)
1.      Closure of Main St. from Rt. 196 to the High St. intersection for Festival activities from 6:00 am to 8:00 pm Saturday, July 13, 2013;

2.      Closure of municipal parking lot off Main St., Lisbon Falls on Friday evening, July 11, 2014, and continued barricade so that lot will be empty on Saturday, July 11, 2014;

3.      Closure of Rt. 196 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm for the parade on Saturday, July 12, 2014;

4.      Closure of Main St. from Rt. 196 to North St. from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm for the parade on Saturday, July 12, 2014;

5.      Closure of Capitol Avenue in Lisbon Falls from 6:00 am to 12:00 pm for the parade staging area on Saturday, July 12, 2014;

6.      Closure of Maple St. from Main St. to the municipal parking lot entrance for pedestrian use on Saturday, July 12, 2014 from 6:00 am to 8:00 pm;

7.      Closure of Union St. to Booker St. to Main St. for pedestrian use on Saturday, July 12, 2014 from 6:00 am to 8:00 pm;

8.      Closure of the Sabattus River Boat Launch parking lot on Frost Hill Avenue from 5:00 am to 2:30 pm to all except St. Matthew’s lunch volunteers on Sunday, July 13, 2014.

9.      The Lisbon Transfer Station will open at 12 noon.

Free Moxie Parking and Free Western Maine Transit Lisbon Connector Shuttle on Moxie Day, July 12
FREE Parking:  Lisbon Falls Baptist Church & Lisbon Community School (look for signs)

Shuttle Bus Stops:  Lisbon Village (Farwell Apartments), Sabattus River Boat Launch (park at Lisbon Community School – walk down trail to boat launch), Lisbon Baptist Church, Mid-Town Bus Stop, MTM – School Street

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Free Petting Zoo for Moxie Day‏

 Brenda Rogers and her granddaughter Audrey enjoy the free petting zoo which returns on Moxie Saturday, July 12 along with $5 pony rides at the MTM Center, 18 School Street from 11:30 am until 4 pm. Photo credit:  Jessica Millson


The Moxie Day pony rides return on Saturday, July 12 along with $5 pony rides at the MTM Center, 18 School Street from 11:30 am until 4 pm. Photo credit:  Jessica Millson

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

New Events: Carnival, Vintage Base Ball & Bike Rally join the Moxie Festival‏

32nd Annual Moxie Festival July 11-13, 2014
2014 Moxie Festival Committee
Lisbon, Maine


The Round Up.



Kids’ Power Night at the Carnival.



 The 30 and 50 mile Moxie Bike Rally Map



Bring a lawn chair and watch the Presumpscot Base Ball Club batters at the Moxie Vintage Base Ball double header.  Photo credit:  Matthew Muise




 Bring a lawn chair and watch the Presumpscot Base Ball Club at the Moxie Vintage Base Ball double header. Photo credit:  Matthew Muise


Three new entertainment venues join the Moxie Festival this year: a 4-day Carnival, a Vintage Base Ball double-header on Saturday evening; and a 30 or 50 mile Bike Rally on Saturday morning.

The Kavanaugh Amusement Carnival will open Thursday, July 10th at Don’s Automotive, Capital Avenue just off of Rt. 196. It will continue through Sunday, with rides, games, food and other activities for all ages.

·         Thursday, 5:30 – 10:00 p.m. (close) = Moxie Festival Special Pricing: $16 bracelet unlimited rides as well as individual tickets sold
·         Friday, 5:30 – 11:00 p.m. (close) = No Bracelet (tickets only)
·         Saturday, 12:00 – 11:00 p.m. (close) = No Bracelet (tickets only)
·         Sunday, 11:00 – 5:00 p.m. (close) = Moxie Festival Special Pricing: $16 bracelet unlimited rides as well as individual tickets sold

There will be 10-12 rides along with various games and food vendors.  Family-owned and operated for 35 years, Kavanaugh Amusements offers games are family-friendly and geared towards the entire family.

On Saturday, July 12, the Moxie Day 30 and 50-mile Bike Rally begins at 8:30 am rain or shine at Crafts Car on Route 196 and ends at the Railroad Diner in Lisbon Falls.  The first 50 registrations will receive commemorative mugs ($25 preregistration and $30 day of race). 

Bring a lawn chair on Saturday, July 12, to watch Maine’s Vintage Base Ball teams play a free double-header at Goddard Field at Lisbon High School.  Vintage Base Ball is about reliving America’s favorite past time as it was played during its formative years in the nineteenth century and other historic eras.  

Vintage Base Ball teams across the country play in accordance with the rules, equipment, uniforms, field specifications, customs, practices, language, and behavioral norms of the period.

7:00 p.m. Game 1 – Presumpscot Base Ball Club (Westbrook) vs. Dirigo Base Ball Club (Augusta) (Free)

8:00 p.m. Game 2 – Rematch with fans (Free)

8:00 p.m. – Kids Baseball Clinic with the Presumpscot Base Ball Club (Sugg Field) (Free)

Friday, June 6, 2014

Don't miss the June 30 Moxie Parade registration deadline‏

32nd Annual Moxie Festival July 11-13, 2014
2014 Moxie Festival Committee
Lisbon, Maine



The 70-member Lakeside Lutheran Warrior band from Wisconsin will participate at the 2014 Moxie Festival Parade.



The famous L.L. Bootmobile will make its first appearance at the 2014 Moxie Festival Parade.


Don’t miss the June 30 Moxie Parade registration deadline

Don’t miss the June 30th deadline to register at no cost to participate in the Moxie Festival parade on Saturday, July 12 beginning at 10 am.  Registration is free; sign up today at the Moxie Festival website (www.MoxieFestival.com)

Entries will be judged on creativity, originality and how well they reflect the theme., “It’s Always Moxie Season n Maine.”  Prizes will be awarded in the following categories: Most Moxie Commercial and Non Commercial, Most Appealing, Most Creative and Best Overall.

In addition, the 70-member Lakeside Lutheran Warrior Band from Lake Mills, WI will march as well as the 12 feet tall and 20 feet wide L.L.Bean Bootmobile, which will make its first Moxie parade appearance.

The Moxie Day parade which attracts over 100 units including miniature ponies, Kora units, Moxie floats, historic Moxie vehicles, and dancers, begins at Capital Avenue, travel down Rt. 196 and up Main Street before concluding at the MTM Center on School Street.

According to Lisbon Public Safety Officials, an estimated 50,000 people attend the three-day Moxie Festival which will take place July 11-13, 2014.  The Town of Lisbon has approximately 9,300 residents.

Since 1982, The Moxie Festival http://moxiefestival.com/ in Lisbon, Maine has been held on the second weekend in July.  The Festival now includes a 4-day Carnival, Friday night Recipe Contest, fireworks; a Saturday parade, Moxie Day 5K Race, Moxie Bike Rally, Chug-n-Challenge, Moxie Concert in the Park, Moxie Vintage Base Ball Game, and Family Fun Fair; and on Sunday, the Chief Worumbo Androscoggin River Race, Moxie Car Show and much more!  Moxie was designated Maine’s official soft drink on May 20, 2005.  Like the Moxie Festival on Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/pages/Moxie-Festival/178761148986950

Register now for the Moxie Festival events‏




Laney Rolfe brings a tray of Moxie-infused cupcakes to the Recipe Contest judges at Chummy Mid Town Diner.  Photo credit:  Deb Wagner



 Beau Bradstreet of Bridgewater (left) has won the Moxie Chugging Contest for the past three years.  Photo credit:  Deb Wagner



 2013 Moxie Day 5K participants.  Photo credit: Michelyn Photography
 


 2013 Moxie Car show entry.  Photo credit:  Nancy Merrill Photography


 
 Lisbon residents John and Deb Calhoun and their son Andrew finish up the 2013 Chief Worumbo Androscoggin River Race with a smile.  Photo credit:  Deb Wagner


32nd Annual Moxie Festival July 11-13, 2014
2014 Moxie Festival Committee
Lisbon, Maine


Register now for the Moxie Festival events

  Show your Moxie and sign up at the Moxie Festival website (www.MoxieFestival.com) for these Moxie Festival weekend events:

Friday, July 11

·         Moxie Recipe Contest: Moxie lovers from near and far make food taste better by adding Moxie soda to the mix.  Please e-mail entries to jabaumer@gmail.com by midnight on July 1, 2014.  The categories are Appetizers, Salads, Dressings, Sauces (No alcoholic beverages, please); Main Dishes, Meat Dishes, Casseroles; and Desserts, Pies, Pastries. Bring your recipe from 4:00 p.m. until 4:45 p.m.  Recipe Judging will take place at Chummys Mid-Town Diner from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.  

Saturday, July 12

·         Moxie Day 5K:  The 19th Annual Moxie Day 5K Road Race begins at 7:30 am rain or shine.  It is an early and quick scenic run through the outskirts of Lisbon Falls. The route includes two steep upgrades, one at the start and the second at the two mile mark.  The Moxie 5K Race begins and ends near Lisbon High School.  The $15 preregistration and $20 day of race fee includes a free Moxie 5K Race t-shirt.  (At 7:00 a.m., the Moxie 5K Kids Fun Run– Gazebo Park across from Lisbon High School and the cost is $5.)

  • Moxie Bike Rally (NEW):  The Moxie Day 30 and 50-mile bike rally begins at 8:30 am rain or shine at Crafts Car on Route 196 and ends at the Railroad Diner in Lisbon Falls.  The first 50 registrations will receive commemorative mugs ($25 preregistration and $30 day of race). 

·         Moxie Chug-n-Challenge:  The Moxie Chugging Challenge is not for the faint of heart or esophagus.  If you can’t hold your Moxie, this is not a challenge for you.  If, however, you aspire to gastronomic greatness, the cheers of amazed crowds, and the title of “Moxie Chugging Challenge Champion,” here’s what you’ll need to do:  Be one of the first five chuggers to arrive at the Main Street Stage at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 12 and pay the $5 entry fee.   

Sunday, July 13

  • Moxie Car Show:  The Moxie Car Show  takes place in the fields behind Lisbon High School on Route 196 from 8 am until 1 pm.  Spectator admission is $5, $3 for children 12-17, and children under 12 are free.  There is an entry fee of $10 for the driver and passenger.  

·         16th Annual Chief Worumbo Androscoggin River Race:   Registration is $30 for adults and $15 for children 12 and under if registered by end-of-business Monday, July 8. The registration fee includes a t-shirt, lunch, and free shuttle service.  The Worumbo Race is an amateur competition of approximately six miles, with possible class I rips and easy class II rapids, depending on water levels on race day.   The race is a family friendly event and allows racers to experience a section of the Androscoggin River with many other recreational enthusiasts. 

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Lisbon Shows Its Moxie With New Banners

32nd Annual Moxie Festival July 11-13, 2014


 Ross Cunningham, President of Positive Change Lisbon, and Gina Mason of the Moxie Committee show one of the 12 new Lisbon town banners purchased by these two volunteer civic organizations.



Lisbon shows its Moxie with new banners

May 29, 2014, Lisbon, Maine.  Starting today, drivers will see Lisbon’s Moxie when new town banners proclaiming:  “Lisbon Home of the Moxie Festival” replace some of  the “Welcome to Lisbon” banners.  These 12 new banners are a joint effort of the Moxie Festival Committee and Positive Change Lisbon.

“These two awesome civic-minded organizations are putting Lisbon on the map as a great place to live, work, or start a business.  The Moxie Festival is a truly unique Maine event and Lisbon is a quintessential Maine town,” said Tracey Steuber, Town of Lisbon Director of Economic and Community Development.

Selma Basic, Marketing Officer for Lisbon Community Federal Credit Union, designed the banner.

According to Lisbon Public Safety Officials, an estimated 50,000 people attend the three-day Moxie Festival which will take place July 11-13, 2014.  The Town of Lisbon has approximately 9,300 residents.

Since 1982, The Moxie Festival http://moxiefestival.com/ in Lisbon, Maine has been held on the second weekend in July.  The Festival now includes a Friday night Recipe Contest, fireworks; a Saturday parade, Moxie Day 5K Race, Moxie Bike Rally, Chug-n-Challenge, Moxie Concert in the Park, Moxie Vintage Base Ball Game, and Family Fun Fair; and on Sunday, the Chief Worumbo Androscoggin River Race, Moxie Car Show and much more!  Moxie was designated Maine’s official soft drink on May 20, 2005.  Like the Moxie Festival on Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/pages/Moxie-Festival/178761148986950

Positive Change Lisbon http://www.positivechangelisbon.org/index.html is an organization of business owners, citizens, and government officials who work together to make Lisbon a more attractive place to live, have fun, and to conduct business.  Like Positive Change Lisbon on Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/PositiveChangeLisbon

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Town Council Agenda‏ Tuesday, May 6, 2014 At 5:30 P.M.

AGENDA
TOWN COUNCIL MEETING
TUESDAY, MAY 6, 2014
LISBON TOWN OFFICE
5:30 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. EXECUTIVE SESSION
 
2014-54 ORDER − 1 MRSA § 405 (6) (E) Consultations with legal counsel - DEP Consent agreement & Cable TV Franchise Agreement
 
2014-55 ORDER − 1 MRSA § 405 (6) (A) Personnel Matters regarding staffing levels
 
2014-56 ORDER − 1 MRSA § 405 (6) (D) Labor negotiations - Teamsters Public Works Unit
 
2014-57 ORDER − 1 MRSA § 405 (6) (C) Potential acquisition of real estate
 
4. GOOD NEWS & RECOGNITION
 
A. Lisbon Emergency Recognition of Sergeant Stewart & Officer McGee
 
B. Moxie Festival Planning Update
 
5. PUBLIC HEARINGS
 
A. Proposed Charter Amendment to reduce the number of signatures necessary to call a Special Town Meeting to consider budget issues from 15 percent of the qualified voters voting in the last gubernatorial election to 10 percent of the qualified voters voting in the last gubernatorial election
 
B. Proposed Charter Amendment which will clarify that the municipality will follow and reference title 21-A for Election procedures
 
C. Proposed Route 196 Design Standards & Guidelines
 
D. Itinerant Vendor License for Randall Smith d/b/a Pinky D's
 
6. AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION FOR AGENDA ITEMS
 
7. AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION RESPONSE
 
8. CONSENT AGENDA
 
2014-58 ORDER − A. Minutes of April 14, 15, 17, 22, 28, & 29, 2014
B. Renewal Itinerant Vendor /Mass Gathering Licenses
C. Itinerant Vendor License for Randall Smith d/b/a Pinky D's
D. Renewal Liquor License for Angelo's
E. Renewal Victualer's Licenses
 
9. COUNCIL ORDERS, RESOLUTIONS, & ORDINANCES
 
2014-59 ORDER −Warrant for School Budget Validation Referendum June 10, 2014
 
2014-60 ORDER −Warrant for Bond Referendum June 10, 2014
 
2014-61 ORDER − Route 196 Design Standards & Guidelines (Second Reading)
 
2014-62 ORDER − Amend Section 2-507 Finance Committee established (First Reading)
 
2014-63 ORDER − Dispatch Agreement with Lisbon Emergency Services
 
2014-64 RESOLUTION − Stating opposition of FEMA's interpretation of Policy 9523
 
10. OTHER BUSINESS
 
A. Town Office and Library Operating Hours Survey Results
 
11. AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION NEW ITEMS
 
12. COUNCIL RESPONSE TO NEW ITEMS
 
13. APPOINTMENTS
 
2014-65 ORDER − Accept resignation of (1) Regular Planning Board Member
 
2014-66 ORDER − Appoint current Associate Member to Regular Planning Board Member
 
2014-67 ORDER − Appoint Wardens 

14. COUNCIL COMMUNICATIONS
 
15. ADJOURNMENT
 
2014-68 ORDER − To Adjourn to Budget Workshop
 
16. BUDGET WORKSHOP

Monday, April 28, 2014

Lisbon High School Senior Wins 2014 Moxie Festival Logo Contest‏

32nd Annual Moxie Festival July 11-13, 2014

On April 28, Lisbon High School Senior Claudia Lemieux received a $100 and the first 2014 Moxie Festival t-shirt with her winning logo.  (From left) Moxie Festival Committee members Brenda Rogers, Lisbon High School Art Teacher Pam Ouelette, Lori Pomelow, Claudia Lemieux, Town of Lisbon Director of Economic and Community Development Tracey Steuber and Judy Arledge.

Lisbon, Maine.  The Moxie Festival Committee is pleased to announce that Lisbon High School Senior Claudia Lemieux has won the 4th Annual Moxie Festival Logo Contest based on the 2014 theme, “It’s Always Moxie Season in Maine.” 

“Claudia’s impressive logo boldly proclaims that Mainers love their Moxie any time of year.  We are proud to showcase Lisbon High School talent at the Moxie Festival,” said Tracey Steuber, Town of Lisbon Director of Economic and Community Development.




Claudia received a $100 check and the first 2014 Moxie Festival t-shirt featuring her design at a High School Assembly held April 28.  The 2014 Moxie Festival t-shirts are available at the Festival’s website or at the Lisbon Town Hall.

“It’s Always Moxie Season in Maine” is the theme of the 2014 Moxie Festival parade which will be held on Saturday, July 13.  The parade, which starts at 10 am, attracts over 100 participants and follows a two mile plus route that begins on Capital Avenue and Route 196 and ends at the MTM Center on School Street in Lisbon Falls.

According to Lisbon Public Safety Officials, an estimated 50,000 people attend the three-day Moxie Festival.  The Town of Lisbon has approximately 9,300 residents.
 
Since 1982, The Moxie Festival in Lisbon, Maine has been held on the second weekend in July.  The Festival now includes a Friday night Recipe Contest, fireworks; a Saturday parade, Moxie Day 5K Race, Moxie Bike Rally, Chug-n-Challenge, Moxie Vintage Base Ball Game, and Family Fun Fair; and on Sunday, the Chief Worumbo Androscoggin River Race, Moxie Car Show and much more!  Moxie was designated Maine’s official soft drink on May 20, 2005.

Keep checking the Moxie Festival website:  www.MoxieFestival.com for the latest information on events.


 Congratulations
Lisbon High School Senior Claudia Lemieux!!!!!
Keep checking The Lisbon Reporter for more local 'happenings'!!!


Tuesday, April 15, 2014

BUDGET CHALLENGE‏

In this morning's Sun Journal, Tuesday April 15, the Auburn City Council is calling for $million$ in cuts to the city budget.


I challenge the town of Lisbon's Town Council and Finance Committee to do the same.


Ways to cut:


Town Engineer:

MDOT is asking for  a $5,500 Trail Match

plus a $20,000 Trail Match.


Those $$$$'s should have been built into the $1,200,000,

One Million Two Hundred Thousand, dollars,plus Lisbon's

matching funds of $320,000, for a grand total of $1,520,000.

ONE MILLION FIVE HUNDRED TWENTY THOUSAND DOLLARS.

                         Savings $$25,500.


Savings could be realized if we had a Town Engineer that was actually a licensed Engineer.

Savings $$$ ?????.


Town Attorney:

Hire an attorney from Lisbon, Lewiston or Auburn instead of one who travels from Bath, some twenty plus miles each way @$150.00 per hour.

                       

Police/Public Safety:

The Police Department receives Forfeiture money that could be used to pay for assault rifles, document imaging, mobile radios.
The list goes on, But asks the taxpayers to pay for these items.
In a budget of $1.000,000, One Million $$$$$, the Town Council and Finance Committee should be able to find significant savings.


Redevelopment Department:

About 2 years ago former Town Manager hired a Town Planner to the tune of $20,000 per year, to develop a Route 196 Master Plan and Sign Standards, and to assist the Planning Board.

The Route 196 Master Plan and Sign Standards is almost

completed, just needs to be accepted by the Town Council.


Why continue to pay $20,000 for a Town Planner when we

have a highly qualified Codes Officer in Dennis Douglass?

The Planning Board has new direction, thanks to Town Planner, Amanda Bunker, and  we are paying over $55,000 a year for a Redevelopment Director, who also heads up the Moxie Festival.


This is a Duplication of Services. 

A savings of $20,000 or $55,000.


The town Council has asked the School Department to cut their budget.


The Library Department is already bare bones but is willing to cut hours of service, a savings of only pennies compared to the police department! ! ! !


Other savings ?? Readers, taxpayers?
          A Challenge ! ! ! ! ! !



Dot Fitzgerald

A Lisbon Concerned Citizen



TOWN REPORTS ARE OUT! ! ! !

And yes, my name is under unpaid taxes,

both real estate and personal property.

The real estate taxes have been paid.

I am struggling as are many others.

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

GreatFallsTV Presents: Explore Maine Moxie Festival

 

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2014 Moxie Festival theme winner had her first Moxie in Lisbon


(from left) Moxie Festival Parade Volunteer Judy Arledge, 2014 Moxie Festival theme winner Dale Morgan, and Tracey Steuber, Lisbon’s Economic and Community Development Director get ready to open the Moxie gift basket.

The Moxie Festival Committee is pleased to announce that the 2014 Moxie Festival theme is   “It’s Always Moxie Season in Maine.”  Lisbon resident and 6th generation Mainer Dale Morgan won the annual theme contest that drew contestants from Virginia and Pennsylvania. 

 Dale grew up in Woodland, now called Baileyville, in Washington County.  Her mother was a faithful Moxie drinker but she never tried a sip until she moved to Lisbon.

“Moxie took on a whole new meaning for me when I moved to Lisbon three years ago.  I love marching in the parade and once dressed up as a can of Moxie,” said Dale.

She tasted her first Moxie at the Moxie Festival three years ago and “loved it.”  It is now her soft drink of choice.

Dale  received her degree at the University of Maine in Machias.  She held various jobs including Activities Director at the Alzheimer’s Center in Gardiner for six years and ran the State House snack bar in Augusta for three years.

Dale has two children and two grandchildren who live in Maine. 

Dale received a basket filled with Moxie items from Kennebec’s (The Moxie Store) and the Maine Art Glass Studio both in Lisbon Falls.  She will be one of the judges for the Moxie Festival Parade on Saturday, July 12th where floats depicting the theme, It’s Always Moxie Season in Maine” will vie for awards.




The parade which attracts over 100 participants follows the two mile plus route that begins on Capital Avenue and Route 196 and ends at the MTM Center on School Street in Lisbon Falls.

According to Lisbon Public Safety Officials, over 50,000 people attend the three-day Moxie Festival.  The Town of Lisbon has approximately 9,300 residents.

Since 1982, The Moxie Festival in Lisbon, Maine has been held on the second weekend in July.  The Festival now includes a three day Pow Wow; Friday night fireworks; a Saturday parade, Moxie Day 5K Race, Moxie Day ATV Charity Ride, and Family Fun Fair; and on Sunday, the Chief Worumbo Androscoggin River Race and the Moxie Car Show.  Moxie was designated Maine’s official soft drink on May 20, 2005.

Keep checking the Moxie Festival website:  www.MoxieFestival.com for the latest information on events.
32nd Annual Moxie Festival July 11-13, 2014
2014 Moxie Festival Committee
Lisbon, Maine