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Uncle Andy's Digest - February 2024

Baby it's cold outside! Snuggle up to your significant other and enjoy the February 2024 edition of Uncle Andy's Digest. You'll find the best of what local businesses have to offer, and as always, you'll find great stories, Funny Jokes, Punny Fun, hilarious one-liners, and Fun at our out-and-abouts. Shop local, and find the best central Maine businesses to serve your needs and wants.

Baby it's cold outside! Snuggle up to your significant other and enjoy the February 2024 edition of Uncle Andy's Digest. You'll find the best of what local businesses have to offer, and as always, you'll find great stories, Funny Jokes, Punny Fun, hilarious one-liners, and Fun at our out-and-abouts. Shop local, and find the best central Maine businesses to serve your needs and wants.

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UNCLE<br />

DIGEST<br />

ANDY’S<br />

Your local guide to... well, just about anything!<br />

FEBRUARY<br />

<strong>2024</strong><br />

SINCE 1996<br />

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For Valentines Day only: $3 off any sandwich or entree!<br />

Like & Follow<br />

Us on<br />

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Open Pool Table<br />

Every Sunday<br />

Live Music<br />

<strong>Uncle</strong> Andy’s <strong>Digest</strong><br />

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675 Main St. Lewiston | 207.753.1446


Parenting without a sense of humor is like being an accountant who stinks at math.<br />

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Reasonable Pricing<br />

Life Insurance Is<br />

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My team and I can help get you started on<br />

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How many cats can you put into an empty box? Only one.<br />

After that, the box isn’t empty.<br />

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Now offering<br />

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Screen Printing<br />

Get your hoodies,<br />

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Hats<br />

Mugs<br />

Pens<br />

Bags<br />

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• Self-motivated<br />

• Enjoy working with<br />

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• Potential for flexible hours<br />

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What do you get if you cross a tiger with a snowman? Frostbite!


Having a two year old is like having a blender with no top.<br />

MODERN WOODMEN<br />

OF AMERICA<br />

FEBRUARY <strong>2024</strong><br />

ACTIVITIES<br />

Tuesday,<br />

<strong>February</strong> 13th<br />

Sam’s Marketplace Mall<br />

12:00-7:00pm<br />

675 Main Street Lewiston<br />

Members: $5.00<br />

Guests: $6.00<br />

Purchase Tickets: 2-07-<strong>2024</strong><br />

(8:30am-1:00pm)<br />

Thursday,<br />

<strong>February</strong> 15th<br />

KP’s Place<br />

4:00-6:30pm<br />

245 Center Street Auburn<br />

Members: $7.50<br />

Guests: $9.00<br />

Purchase Tickets: 2-07-<strong>2024</strong><br />

(8:30am-1:00pm)<br />

Tuesday,<br />

<strong>February</strong> 20th<br />

Roy’s Breakfast<br />

7:00-10:00am<br />

5 Washington Street Auburn<br />

Members: $5.00<br />

Guests: $6.00<br />

Purchase Tickets: 2-07-<strong>2024</strong><br />

(8:30am-1:00pm)<br />

Wednesday,<br />

<strong>February</strong> 21st<br />

Moon Stone Pottery<br />

10:00am<br />

186 Turner Street Auburn<br />

Members: $10.00<br />

Guests: $15.00<br />

Purchase Tickets: 2-07-<strong>2024</strong><br />

(8:30am-1:00pm)<br />

Reminder: Please do not call<br />

the restaurants. If you have a<br />

question, please call the office at<br />

207-782-1833 or 207-333-6052<br />

and speak with Jamie. Tickets<br />

must be purchased at the MWA<br />

District Office at 184 Webster<br />

Street Lewiston on the dates/<br />

times listed for each activity.<br />

Menus are subject to change.<br />

No substitutions or add-ons.<br />

Most importantly -<br />

Have Fun!<br />

When I tell my kids I'll do something in a minute, what I'm really saying is "Please forget."<br />

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<strong>Uncle</strong> Andy’s <strong>Digest</strong><br />

is published by the first Friday<br />

of every month by Lydia<br />

Media LLC with its world<br />

headquarters located at 2<br />

Great Falls Plaza, Suite 1B,<br />

Auburn, Maine, USA.<br />

Published and distributed<br />

since 1996 throughout<br />

Central Maine and mailed to<br />

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While <strong>Uncle</strong> Andy’s <strong>Digest</strong><br />

tries very hard to ensure the<br />

accuracy of the information in our<br />

clients’ advertisements and our<br />

publication in general, we are not<br />

responsible for vendor availability,<br />

typographical errors, technical<br />

<strong>Uncle</strong> inaccuracies, Andy’s product <strong>Digest</strong> pricing<br />

errors, or omissions.<br />

4 <strong>February</strong> <strong>2024</strong><br />

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Recipe for Iced Coffee: 1. Have kids 2. Make coffee<br />

3. Forget you made coffee 4. Drink it cold.


You know a vampire had a successful Valentine's Day if it's love at first bite.<br />

KLJ Excavation<br />

& Construction<br />

Out ‘n About<br />

with our <strong>Digest</strong><br />

Sweethearts<br />

Sponsored by<br />

Andrew & Michelle<br />

Chessie<br />

together 22 years,<br />

married 20 years<br />

Kirk Waterman Logging<br />

• Fully insured<br />

• Full Site work :<br />

from clearing<br />

to completion<br />

Samantha & Eric<br />

Potvin<br />

together 8 years<br />

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I don’t know what’s more exhausting about parenting: the getting up early,<br />

or acting like you know what you’re doing.<br />

Adam & Dalia Nason<br />

together 6 years<br />

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Out ‘n About<br />

with our <strong>Digest</strong><br />

Sweethearts<br />

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The main function of the little toe is to make sure all the furniture is in place.<br />

Josh and Kacey<br />

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together for 20 years,<br />

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Lorrie Chasse<br />

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but whose service did not fall into previously<br />

defined war eras may now join<br />

the American Legion immediately. The<br />

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war, as determined by Congress.<br />

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FRIDAYS 7-11pm in <strong>February</strong><br />

Jerry Joe - <strong>February</strong> 9th, & 23rd • 4:30 - 6:30pm<br />

BREAKFAST BUFFET - SUNDAY FEBRUARY 18TH<br />

Scrambled eggs, sausage gravy, sausage, Bacon, baked beans, home fries, crepes,<br />

toast/creton, coffee, & juice. Adults $10 • Kids Under 10 $5<br />

Benefits Auburn Odyssey of the Mind.<br />

SONS MEETING DATE - 2/12/24 AT 5:30PM<br />

SATURDAY, FEBRARY 10TH- GAME NIGHT - Join us for the fun!<br />

STARTING APRIL 15TH,<br />

Dues will increase to $52 per year for Legionaires due to National increases<br />

FEBRUARY 17TH - LIVE MUSIC WITH AFTERSIGHT 7-10PM<br />

FEBRUARY 24TH - TACO BAR DINNER 4-6PM - $12 PER<br />

JOIN US SUNDAYS FOR NFL & GOOD TIMES!<br />

Bloody Marys with Kevin<br />

MONTHLY MEETING WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 21 ST , <strong>2024</strong><br />

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE 6:30PM GENERAL MEMBERSHIP 7PM<br />

Legion Members attending have a chance to win $100, $50, or $25<br />

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6 <strong>February</strong> <strong>2024</strong><br />

Every day around midnight I’m shocked to find out it’s only 6pm.


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• Lottery tickets<br />

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Hours: Wednesday - Sunday 9am - 5pm<br />

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(must present coupon at Redemption Center prior to counting) <strong>Uncle</strong> Andy’s UAD <strong>Digest</strong> exp. 2.29.24<br />

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23 Pleasant Street, Mechanic Falls • www.dadsplacemaine.com


Out ‘n About<br />

with our <strong>Digest</strong><br />

Sweethearts<br />

Sponsored by<br />

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ALL IN STOCK HOT TUBS ON SALE<br />

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Geno & Kassidy<br />

Veilleux<br />

together 19 years<br />

Nicole & Ted Morris<br />

married 10 years<br />

in June<br />

Pam Ashby<br />

& Kevin Morissette<br />

together 1.5 years<br />

Bringing the Ocean to your Table<br />

Party<br />

Platters<br />

Available<br />

(orders only)<br />

Take out • Dine in<br />

Homemade Goods<br />

Gift Certificates Available<br />

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<strong>Uncle</strong> Andy’s <strong>Digest</strong><br />

8 <strong>February</strong> <strong>2024</strong><br />

Guppy love: A romance that starts at the aquarium.


MAINE’S #1 STEAKHOUSE<br />

Come in and try<br />

our seasonal<br />

cocktail menu!<br />

Shown here:<br />

Ribeye, loaded baked potato<br />

& pickle and olive medley.<br />

Bottle of premium steak wine,<br />

Malbec, Mendoza Argentina<br />

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1052 Minot Avenue, Auburn • 783-6885 • MacsGrill.com


Out ‘n About<br />

with our <strong>Digest</strong><br />

Sweethearts<br />

The painter said to his girlfriend, “I love you with all my art.<br />

Sponsored by<br />

Luke & Aimee Beaule<br />

together 19 years<br />

Michelle & John<br />

Bureau<br />

together 40 years<br />

Greg Steidl<br />

& Katie Connolly<br />

together 7.5 years<br />

& Maintenance<br />

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for Individuals & Business<br />

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Can Trust!<br />

We Moved!<br />

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Helping keep your<br />

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<strong>Uncle</strong> Andy’s <strong>Digest</strong><br />

10 <strong>February</strong> <strong>2024</strong><br />

Why did the dad approve of his daughter's goalie-boyfriend? He was a real keeper.


The paper clip said to the magnet, "I find you very attractive."<br />

Providing a warm and comfortable<br />

home for our residents.<br />

Out ‘n About<br />

with our <strong>Digest</strong><br />

Sweethearts<br />

Sponsored by<br />

Lorelle Castillo<br />

& Peter Webster<br />

together 6 months<br />

The Chapman House<br />

Home for senior ladies<br />

Scott & Taryn Raye<br />

Harriman<br />

together 10 years<br />

The Chapman House has private rooms available<br />

for residents, aged 65 and older, who need<br />

assistance with bathing, medications, and meals.<br />

41 Pleasant Street, Auburn | 207-783-0961<br />

Bonnie Iwans<br />

Bob & Di Ashcroft<br />

together 45 years,<br />

married 37 years<br />

The only one to have a date every Valentine’s Day is the calendar.<br />

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Out ‘n About<br />

with our <strong>Digest</strong><br />

Sweethearts<br />

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<strong>Uncle</strong> Andy’s <strong>Digest</strong><br />

12 <strong>February</strong> <strong>2024</strong><br />

He who laughs last didn’t get it in the first place.


It’s weird being the same age as old people.<br />

Tickets<br />

on sale<br />

now!<br />

46 Cedar St., Lewiston<br />

207-689-2000<br />

www.francocenter.org<br />

Save these dates!<br />

Underwriter<br />

Welcome to Maine!<br />

Comedy Show<br />

7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 3<br />

$25 in advance<br />

$30 at the door<br />

Show sponsors:<br />

Berman & Simmons<br />

LawnGuard Lawn Care<br />

Joseé Vachon Concert<br />

2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 17<br />

$20 in advance<br />

$25 at the door<br />

Show sponsors:<br />

FACE Foundation and TV5 Monde<br />

Doors open one hour before shows.<br />

Parking is in the mill lot on Oxford St.<br />

• Beans<br />

• Cole Slaw<br />

• Hot Dogs<br />

• Brown Bread<br />

Saturday, Feb. 24 from 4:30-6 p.m.<br />

• Fresh Baked Biscuits<br />

• Coffee, Lemonade,<br />

Tea<br />

• Desserts<br />

Imari & the Sahara<br />

Desert Dancers<br />

1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 10<br />

Media Sponsors<br />

Tickets range<br />

from $15-$30<br />

Show sponsors:<br />

Androscoggin Bank and<br />

DaVinci’s Eatery<br />

Tickets are $12<br />

for adults and<br />

$5 for children.<br />

Sunday, Feb. 25 at 1 p.m. Bridgton Jazz concert<br />

BENNETT RADIO GROUP<br />

Renee Nicholas,<br />

a Lewiston/Auburn native,<br />

is the proud founder of<br />

Outsourced Bookkeeping<br />

Solutions, launched<br />

in 2021. Her experience<br />

working in accounting has<br />

been the driving force behind<br />

her career, culminating<br />

in her current role where<br />

she passionately offers exceptional<br />

bookkeeping and<br />

financial statement services<br />

with a personal touch. In<br />

2023, she and her husband<br />

Greg purchased 444 Main<br />

Street in Lewiston, marking<br />

a new chapter for Outsourced<br />

as they moved the<br />

business from Brunswick<br />

back to their hometown.<br />

She leads a dedicated<br />

team of three amazing<br />

women, and together we’re<br />

committed to providing<br />

top-notch bookkeeping<br />

services to local small and<br />

mid-sized businesses by<br />

delivering comprehensive,<br />

accurate, and timely<br />

solutions to ensure their<br />

financial success. She is<br />

excited to be joining the<br />

LA Metropolitan Chamber<br />

of Commerce, and thrilled<br />

to contribute her enthusiasm<br />

and commitment to<br />

excellence to this vibrant<br />

community.<br />

www.outsourcedbs.com<br />

Facebook: OutsourcedBS<br />

Instagram: outsourcedbs<br />

When I was a kid, when you missed a TV show, you just missed it forever.<br />

<strong>Uncle</strong> Andy’s <strong>Digest</strong><br />

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Out ‘n About<br />

with our <strong>Digest</strong><br />

Sweethearts<br />

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Steven Grenier &<br />

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Forever in my heart<br />

and mind, but still not<br />

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Lydia Media<br />

Office Sweethearts<br />

Lydia & Vincent<br />

Amie & Wayne<br />

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<strong>Uncle</strong> Andy’s <strong>Digest</strong><br />

14 <strong>February</strong> <strong>2024</strong><br />

How does Darth Vader like his toast? On the dark side.


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16 <strong>February</strong> <strong>2024</strong><br />

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18 <strong>February</strong> <strong>2024</strong><br />

I used to just “crastinate” but I got so good I went “pro.”


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together 13 years<br />

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20 <strong>February</strong> <strong>2024</strong><br />

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22 <strong>February</strong> <strong>2024</strong><br />

Roses are red, violets are blue, poems are hard… coffee.


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I really had my heart set on waking up rich today.<br />

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Out ‘n About<br />

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Sweethearts<br />

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My resolution was to read more so I put the subtitles on my tv.<br />

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Amy & Nate Peterson<br />

together 10 years<br />

Out & About with the Exchange Club at Gippers<br />

Michele & Mark<br />

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<strong>Uncle</strong> Andy’s <strong>Digest</strong><br />

24 <strong>February</strong> <strong>2024</strong><br />

The only thing a cat worries about is what's happening right now.


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Matthew & Amber<br />

Bissonnette<br />

together 16 years<br />

Lawrence & Belinda<br />

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together 35 years,<br />

married 29 Years<br />

Michelle Gosselin<br />

Ervin & Tim Ervin<br />

together 7 years<br />

Notice: If you notice this notice you will notice that it is not worth noticing.<br />

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<strong>Uncle</strong> Andy’s <strong>Digest</strong><br />

26 <strong>February</strong> <strong>2024</strong><br />

The DMV is like, “you forgot to bring the original copy of the4 constitution.”


If you are agitated and confused, my work here is done.<br />

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In Memory of Trevor Saunders<br />

Trevor passed away in November of 2023. He loved his animals and would<br />

have adopted all the cats and dogs at the shelter if he could. We are<br />

honoring his memory and his love for pets by<br />

asking those who can, to donate in his name<br />

to the Greater Androscoggin Humane<br />

Society. Simply scan the code below and<br />

put “In memory of Trevor Saunders” in<br />

the note section of your donation.<br />

Or if these photos or dedication inspires you to adopt<br />

yourself, Trevor and your pet will be ‘fur’ever grateful.<br />

Greater Androscoggin Humane Society<br />

Heart Shaped<br />

Island<br />

A little bit of useless knowledge<br />

Submitted by Pam Ashby<br />

A tiny heart-shaped island<br />

in the Adriatic Sea<br />

has become a holiday<br />

hit for St. Valentine’s<br />

Day after being discovered<br />

on Google Earth.<br />

Even the uninhabited<br />

island’s owner didn’t<br />

realize how perfectly<br />

heart-shaped the<br />

island off the Croatian<br />

coast was until he<br />

was swamped with<br />

requests from lovers to<br />

stay there.<br />

“It has been incredible.<br />

We think it is the most<br />

perfect heart-shaped<br />

island in the world,”<br />

said Vlado Juresko,<br />

whose family owns<br />

the 130,000 square<br />

yard islet of Galesnjak,<br />

hastily renamed “Lovers’<br />

Island”.<br />

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to donate<br />

“Nobody lives there so<br />

if lovers really do want<br />

to spend time alone<br />

it’s the perfect deserted<br />

island. We always<br />

thought it looked a bit<br />

like a heart but since<br />

it’s been on Google<br />

Earth everyone else<br />

has seen it too and the<br />

whole world seems to<br />

want to stay here.”<br />

Sometimes I wonder if this is all happening because I didn’t forward<br />

that email to 10 people.<br />

<strong>Uncle</strong> Andy’s <strong>Digest</strong><br />

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february 1-4<br />

Incident at Our Lady<br />

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The Public Theatre<br />

31 Maple St. Lewiston<br />

6:30 - 8:30pm<br />

207.782.2211<br />

ThePublicTheatre.org<br />

<strong>February</strong> 1<br />

Brian Martin<br />

Sonder and Dram<br />

12 Ash Street Lewiston<br />

6:30-9:30pm<br />

<strong>February</strong> 4<br />

Nostalgia<br />

Olin Arts Center<br />

75 Russell St, Lewiston<br />

3-4:30pm<br />

Tickets available online for<br />

free<br />

<strong>February</strong> 7<br />

Adults Try-It Pottery<br />

Wheel<br />

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Lola, Chloe, Leila &<br />

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Safe Voices Grown-Up<br />

Book Fair<br />

Hilton Inn Riverwatch<br />

14 Great Falls Plaza, Auburn<br />

5:00 - 8:00pm<br />

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<strong>February</strong> 3<br />

Divorce Diaries<br />

34 Court St. Auburn<br />

7:00pm<br />

GreatFallsComedy.com<br />

Welcome to Maine<br />

Comedy Show<br />

Franco Center<br />

46 Cedar St. Lewiston<br />

7:00pm<br />

207.689.2000<br />

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<strong>February</strong>4<br />

Public Skating<br />

The Colisée<br />

190 Birch St, Lewiston<br />

11am-12:30pm<br />

Admission: $5 | $3 – Rentals<br />

<strong>February</strong> 5<br />

Artist Frederick<br />

Ndabaramiye, Solo Show<br />

University of Southern<br />

Maine LA College<br />

51 Westminster St, Lewiston<br />

9-4:30pm<br />

<strong>February</strong> 6<br />

LL Bean Ski Night<br />

Lost Valley<br />

299 Lost Valley rd Auburn<br />

3:00-8:00pm<br />

<strong>February</strong> 7<br />

Robert Fowler<br />

Sea 40 Japanese Cuisine<br />

40 East Ave. Suite 2<br />

Lewiston<br />

7:00pm-9:00pm<br />

Valentine’s Basket Raffle<br />

Raffle drawing on the 7th<br />

Coach Terry’s<br />

Redemption center<br />

8 Tidswell Rd, Turner<br />

<strong>February</strong> 8<br />

Andrea Fawcett<br />

Sonder and Dram<br />

12 Ash Street Lewiston<br />

6:30-9:30pm<br />

MEGS-Live at Lost Valley<br />

Lost Valley· Auburn<br />

299 Lost Valley Rd, Auburn<br />

6:30pm<br />

<strong>2024</strong> Baxter Brewing Race<br />

League<br />

Lost Valley Brewpub<br />

299 Lost Valley Rd, Auburn<br />

6-9pm<br />

<strong>February</strong> 10<br />

Makers Market<br />

Auburn Mall<br />

550 Center St. Auburn<br />

11:00am-4:00pm<br />

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| EVENTS |<br />

Corey Garrison,<br />

WOXO Country<br />

<strong>2024</strong><br />

<strong>February</strong> 10 & 24<br />

Open Studio<br />

Wicked Illustrations Studio<br />

and Gallery<br />

140 Canal St, Lewiston<br />

12-4pm<br />

Free and open to the public<br />

Bring your own supplies<br />

or pay a $20 studio supply<br />

fee to use ours<br />

<strong>February</strong> 10<br />

Imari & The Sahara Desert<br />

Dancers<br />

Franco Center<br />

46 Cedar St. Lewiston<br />

1:00pm<br />

207.689.2000<br />

FrancoCenter.org<br />

The Public Theatre's<br />

26 Annual Valentine Ball<br />

Children 4-12 yrs. old<br />

Kora Shrine Temple<br />

11 Sabattus St, Lewiston<br />

<strong>February</strong> 14<br />

Ernie Gagne<br />

Sea 40 Japanese Cuisine<br />

40 East Ave. Suite 2<br />

Lewiston<br />

7:00-9:00pm<br />

<strong>February</strong> 15<br />

Doug Morgan<br />

Live at Lost Valley<br />

Lost Valley<br />

299 Lost Valley Rd, Auburn<br />

6:30pm<br />

<strong>February</strong> 17<br />

Ben Kilcollins<br />

Sonder and Dram<br />

12 Ash Street Lewiston<br />

6:30-9:30pm<br />

<strong>February</strong> 17<br />

Josée Vachon<br />

Franco Center<br />

46 Cedar St, Lewiston<br />

2-3:30pm<br />

<strong>February</strong> 18<br />

Legion Breakfast<br />

Benefits Auburn Odyssey<br />

of the Mind<br />

American Legion Post 153<br />

71 South Main St, Auburn<br />

8-10am<br />

<strong>February</strong> 20<br />

Bob Marley<br />

Lost Valley Brewpub<br />

200 Lost Valley Rd, Auburn<br />

8-9pm<br />

<strong>February</strong> 21<br />

Josh Hatfield<br />

Sea 40 Japanese Cuisine<br />

40 East Ave. Suite 2<br />

Lewiston<br />

7:00-9:00pm<br />

<strong>February</strong> 22<br />

David Jacquet<br />

Sonder and Dram<br />

12 Ash Street Lewiston<br />

6:30-9:30pm<br />

<strong>February</strong> 24<br />

Full Moon Snowshoe Hike<br />

Pineland Farms<br />

25 Campus Dr. New<br />

Gloucester<br />

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First Responders Night<br />

Nordiques vs. Americans<br />

The Coliseé<br />

190 Birch St. Lewiston<br />

7:00pm<br />

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<strong>February</strong> 24<br />

Girls Just Want to Have<br />

Fun - 80’s Ladies Tribute<br />

Band<br />

The Carriage House<br />

1119 Lisbon St.. Lewiston<br />

7:00pm<br />

carriagehouseplus.com<br />

Baked Bean Supper<br />

Franco Center<br />

46 Cedar St. Lewiston<br />

7:00pm<br />

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<strong>February</strong> 28<br />

Ron Bergeron<br />

Sea 40 Japanese Cuisine<br />

40 East Ave. Suite 2 Lewiston<br />

7:00-9:00pm<br />

The Lost Art of Tea<br />

Leaf Reading Workshop<br />

Lewiston Public Library<br />

200 Lisbon St, Lewiston<br />

11-12:30pm<br />

<strong>February</strong> 28 - 29<br />

State Winter Games<br />

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60 Court St, Auburn<br />

For more info call 207-879-<br />

0489<br />

<strong>February</strong> 29<br />

Jeff Kilton<br />

Live at Lost Valley<br />

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299 Lost Valley Rd, Auburn<br />

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Sparky<br />

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Wedding Time<br />

Submitted by Steve Simard<br />

Little Timmy was attending<br />

his first wedding.<br />

After the service,<br />

his younger cousin<br />

Tommy asked him,<br />

“How many women<br />

can a man marry?”<br />

“Sixteen,” Little Timmy<br />

responded.<br />

Tommy was amazed<br />

that he knew the answer<br />

so quickly. Then<br />

asked, “How do you<br />

know that?”<br />

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Like A Baby<br />

Submitted by Steve Simard<br />

While the U.S. stock<br />

market is at an all time<br />

high, the ups and downs<br />

frightened a lot of small<br />

investors.<br />

Tom went to his financial<br />

adviser at the bank and<br />

asked if he were worried.<br />

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Tom amazed, asked,<br />

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Do you have a date for Valentine's Day? Yes, it's <strong>February</strong> 14.<br />

The first valentine<br />

was sent in the 15th<br />

century.<br />

The oldest record of a valentine<br />

being sent, according to History.com, was<br />

a poem written by a French medieval duke<br />

named Charles to his wife in 1415. Charles<br />

penned this sweet note to his lover while he<br />

was imprisoned in the Tower of London at just<br />

21 years old. One of the lines in the poem?<br />

"I am already sick of love, My very<br />

gentle Valentine." Swoon!<br />

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Advisor says, “Yes. I<br />

sleep for a couple of<br />

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<strong>Uncle</strong> Andy’s <strong>Digest</strong><br />

30 <strong>February</strong> <strong>2024</strong><br />

Let’s cuddle so I can steal your heat.


You know that tingly little feeling when you like someone? That’s common sense leaving the body.<br />

A Brief History of Sabattus St Roopers<br />

The Sabattus Street Lewiston Roopers Beverage and Redemption<br />

stands as a testament to the beloved Steve Roop's vision and<br />

dedication. In 1992, Steve transformed a tiny 1,000 square feet space<br />

that most had written off to being a shack, into the first Roopers<br />

Redemption Center. When interviewed for the Roopers 30th Year<br />

Anniversary Video, Steve recalls: “I had a nice building in Lewiston, I<br />

thought ‘I think I’ll make a nice redempt out of it.”<br />

The reality was that Steve possessed a vision that despite the initial<br />

perception of an old, rundown building on Sabattus Street, he built<br />

into a reality and he did it gracefully while serving the community and<br />

helping those in need around him.<br />

Stephanie St Laurent humorously reflects in the video, "We joke<br />

around. I swear it was like a shack on Sabattus Street, and at the time,<br />

I remember walking through, and the floors were kind of crooked.”<br />

Still, Steve opened the redempt and he was doing Shaws pickups on<br />

Saturdays and driving out to Bath and Brunswick, bringing back and<br />

dropping off bottles, and then he did his rounds in Lewiston all in his<br />

little box truck. At night he would count bottles and he worked<br />

building the store that eventually would turn into the beloved<br />

Roopers that we know today. To this day, Sabattus Street remains the<br />

busiest store in the fleet with the most loyal customer base and an<br />

exceptional staff who carries on Steve’s legacy on a daily basis.<br />

www.roopersbeverage.com<br />

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1420 Lisbon Street, Lewiston |333.3095<br />

794 Sabattus Street, Lewiston | 783.6353<br />

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