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8 <strong>April</strong> <strong>2024</strong><br />

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

10 <strong>April</strong> <strong>2024</strong><br />

A book fell on my head the other day, I only have my shelf to blame.


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Simple Math<br />

Submitted by Steve Simard<br />

Teacher: “If I gave you<br />

2 cats and another 2<br />

cats and another 2,<br />

how many would you<br />

have?”<br />

Johnny: “Seven.”<br />

Teacher: “No, listen<br />

carefully... If I gave you<br />

two cats, and another<br />

two cats, and another<br />

two, how many would<br />

you have?”<br />

Johnny: “Seven.”<br />

Teacher: “Let me put<br />

it to you differently. If I<br />

gave you two apples,<br />

and another two apples<br />

and another two, how<br />

many would you have?”<br />

Johnny: “Six.”<br />

Teacher: “Good. Now<br />

if I gave you two cats,<br />

and another two cats<br />

and another two, how<br />

many would you have?”<br />

Johnny: “Seven!”<br />

Teacher: “Johnny,<br />

where in the heck do<br />

you get seven from?!”<br />

Johnny: “Because I’ve<br />

already got a cat!”<br />

Dreamers<br />

Submitted by Thomas Hill<br />

Derek commented to<br />

co-worker: “My wife<br />

had a funny dream last<br />

night. She dreamed<br />

she’d married a millionaire.”<br />

A bank is a place that will lend you money, if you can prove that you don’t need it.<br />

Save these dates!<br />

46 Cedar Street<br />

Lewiston 04240<br />

Franco Center calendar of events<br />

<strong>April</strong> 7 Bob Marley comedy show<br />

<strong>April</strong> 11 Lewiston High School Spring Concert<br />

<strong>April</strong> 20 Dark Side of Somewhere: Pink Floyd variety tribute<br />

<strong>April</strong> 25 Androscoggin Hospice Spring Memorial<br />

<strong>April</strong> 27 Maine's Got Talent<br />

May 11, 12 Maine Music Society<br />

May 18 Midcoast Symphony Orchestra<br />

June 30 Let's Bring Them Joy Congolese Comedy<br />

46 Cedar St., Lewiston<br />

207-689-2000<br />

www.francocenter.org<br />

STUDIO TWO: The Early Beatles Tribute Band<br />

7 p.m. Friday, <strong>April</strong> 5<br />

$30 in advance • $35 at the door<br />

Doors & cash bar open 6 p.m.<br />

Show sponsors: Androscoggin Bank; Ann’s Flower Shop; and Dirigo Federal Credit Union<br />

Book Talk with<br />

author David<br />

Vermette<br />

noon-1 p.m.<br />

Wednesday,<br />

<strong>April</strong> 10<br />

“Alien Race”<br />

Tickets<br />

on sale<br />

now!<br />

FRANCO CENTER<br />

Performing Arts & Events<br />

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Weddings at the<br />

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Call<br />

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today<br />

“You’re lucky,” sighed<br />

the co-worker. “My<br />

wife dreams that in the<br />

daytime.”<br />

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

12 <strong>April</strong> <strong>2024</strong><br />

Doing nothing is hard, you never know when you're done.


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CARDS<br />

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COMING<br />

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Plants<br />

Bulk deliveries<br />

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Pansies are in bloom<br />

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Time to get the<br />

SEEDS started!<br />

Opening<br />

<strong>April</strong> 1st!<br />

Open House Weekend<br />

May 11 & 12<br />

Mother’s Day May 12!<br />

Out and About at<br />

84 Court<br />

Benefit Dinner<br />

For Sergeant<br />

Randy Williams<br />

Frank Welch Jr.<br />

Check out our in-store weekly ad for our <strong>2024</strong> specials!<br />

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Blake & Tina Nason<br />

SATURDAY<br />

Beans, bread/rolls &<br />

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WEDNESDAY<br />

Ham, Veggie, Salami,<br />

or Pepperoni Italians<br />

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PIZZA PACKS<br />

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Beanie Babies<br />

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Out and About at<br />

84 Court<br />

Benefit Dinner<br />

For Sergeant<br />

Randy Williams<br />

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AND MORE<br />

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Visit our new location at: 243 Mount Auburn Ave., Suite C, Auburn<br />

Deputy Darian<br />

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If you can't see the bright side of life, polish the dull side.<br />

Deputy James Phillips<br />

DON’T KNOW<br />

WHAT TO DO<br />

NEXT? WE DO. ®<br />

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

14 <strong>April</strong> <strong>2024</strong><br />

WATER FIRE MOLD<br />

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call ServiceMaster!<br />

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


One Call<br />

Submitted by Pam Ashby<br />

The two teenagers<br />

were arrested. The police<br />

sergeant told them<br />

they were entitled to a<br />

phone call. Some time<br />

later a man entered<br />

the station and asked<br />

for them by name.<br />

The sergeant said, “I<br />

suppose you’re the<br />

lawyer?”<br />

“Nope,” the guy replied.<br />

“I’m just here to<br />

deliver their pizza.”<br />

Because<br />

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Out and About on The Beer Trail with LA Metro Magazine<br />

A foursome of senior<br />

golfers hit the course<br />

with waning enthusiasm<br />

for the sport.<br />

“These hills are getting<br />

steeper as the years go<br />

by,” one complained.<br />

“These fairways seem<br />

to be getting longer too,”<br />

said one of the others.<br />

Jim Cesare, Lisa Cesare, Cindy Violette, & Dan Violette<br />

“The sand traps seem to<br />

be bigger than I remember<br />

them too,” said the<br />

third senior.<br />

<strong>April</strong> Special!<br />

After hearing enough<br />

from his Senior buddies,<br />

the oldest, and the wisest<br />

of the four of them at<br />

87 years old, piped up<br />

and said...<br />

“Quit your dang complaining<br />

and just be<br />

thankful we’re still on the<br />

top side of the grass!”<br />

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

16 <strong>April</strong> <strong>2024</strong><br />

I’m not a very muscular man; the strongest thing about me is my password.


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Out and About at<br />

Shuga Shak<br />

Maple Sunday <strong>2024</strong><br />

www.debloiselectric.com<br />

Immediate openings for<br />

experienced licensed electricians<br />

Dallas Billings<br />

Jeff & Verna<br />

lobsters are<br />

coming soon!<br />

Instant gratification is taking too long.<br />

Dave Hazelton<br />

Just good cookin’ and plenty of it!<br />

NOW AVAILABLE - ONLINE ORDERING<br />

A warm chocolate crepe filled with mocha<br />

barvarian cream, served with a smear of<br />

raspberry & drizzled with chocolate sauce!<br />

Dianne Jewell<br />

Skylar Hebert & Megan McKnight<br />

Breakfast served all day<br />

87 Mill Street, New Auburn<br />

207-753-0171<br />

rollysnewauburn.com<br />

Monday-Saturday: 6a-2p • Closed Sunday<br />

Easter Bunny Greets<br />

Stacie & Beau Cormier<br />

I was trying to write a novel about puns, but it just turned out to be a play on words.<br />

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

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Out and About at<br />

84 Court<br />

Benefit Dinner<br />

For Sergeant<br />

Randy Williams<br />

Pamela Welch<br />

Residential Friendly Dumpsters<br />

If you arrive fashionably late in Crocs, you’re just late.<br />

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dumpster<br />

for Spring<br />

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Bin Sizes:<br />

6 yd. bin- 10’ long x 5.5’ wide - 3’ high<br />

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20 yd. bin - 11’ long x 8’ wide - 6’ high<br />

Dispatch<br />

Office: 207-224-0337<br />

Cell: 207-212-0736<br />

170 N. Daggett Hill Rd.<br />

Greene, ME 04236<br />

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Our Residential Friendly Design Includes<br />

Easy Load Double Rear Doors<br />

Driveway Protection Boards<br />

Dependable Friendly Service<br />

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Local Excavation Company<br />

Commercial, Residential<br />

excavation, & Site work<br />

Now scheduling for<br />

spring & summer <strong>2024</strong><br />

Enka & Genti Suli<br />

shawn@hirdcontracting.com 207.754.2343<br />

Mariah Van Eeuwen<br />

EVERY WEDNESDAY<br />

7-9pm In Our Lounge<br />

4/3 - Gabe Verril-Grant<br />

4/10 - Josh Hatfield<br />

4/17 - Zack Mullen<br />

4/24 - Ray Marchessault<br />

Michelle Gardner<br />

LA’s One & Only True Hibachi Experience!<br />

40 East Avenue, Lewiston | www.sea40me.com | 207-795-6888<br />

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

18 <strong>April</strong> <strong>2024</strong><br />

Hedgehogs – why can’t they just share the hedge?


I was watching the London Marathon and saw one runner dressed as a chicken<br />

and another runner dressed as an egg. I thought: This could be interesting.<br />

KLJ Excavation<br />

& Construction<br />

Only Once<br />

Submitted by Thomas Hill<br />

A sale representative<br />

stops at a small<br />

manufacturing plant.<br />

He presents a box of<br />

cigars to the manager<br />

as a gift.<br />

“No, thanks,” says the<br />

plant manager. “I tried<br />

smoking a cigar once,<br />

but I didn’t like it.”<br />

The sales rep shows<br />

his display case and<br />

then, hoping to clinch<br />

a sale, offers to take<br />

the manager out for a<br />

round of drinks.<br />

“No, thanks,” the plant<br />

manager replies. “You<br />

know, I tried alcohol<br />

once, but didn’t like it.<br />

Kirk Waterman Logging<br />

• Fully insured<br />

• Full Site work :<br />

from clearing<br />

to completion<br />

Then the salesman<br />

glances out the office<br />

window and sees a<br />

golf course.<br />

“I suppose you play<br />

golf,” says the salesman.<br />

“I’d like to invite<br />

you to be a guest at<br />

my club.”<br />

“That’s kind of you, but<br />

no, thanks,” the manager<br />

says. “I played<br />

golf once, but I didn’t<br />

like it.”<br />

Just then a young man<br />

enters the office.<br />

Kirkwaterman@ymail.com | 207-890-8713<br />

110 Proctor Heights Dr. Waterford ME 04088<br />

The 50-50-90 rule: Anytime you have a 50/50 chance of getting something right,<br />

there’s a 90% probability you’ll get it wrong.<br />

“Let me introduce my<br />

son, Mike,” says the<br />

plant manager.<br />

“Let me guess,” the<br />

salesman replies. “An<br />

only child?”<br />

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Out and About at<br />

Shuga Shak<br />

What did one plant say to the other? "Girl, you really got me growing."<br />

Maple Sunday <strong>2024</strong><br />

Michelle Silver<br />

RoySnow.com<br />

207.782.3734<br />

Serving Maine since 1947<br />

11 Library Ave.<br />

Auburn<br />

Out and About at The Exchange Club<br />

Jacob Silver<br />

Emmett Patton<br />

Easter Bunny<br />

& Miracle McDivitt<br />

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

20 <strong>April</strong> <strong>2024</strong><br />

Brooke Lovering, Lewiston High School; Tim Rucker and Mike Mathieu<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 />

The freshest seafood around!<br />

Gray, ME<br />

Hours: Mon. 11a-5p • Tues.-Thurs. 11a-6p • Fri.-Sat. 10a-7p • Sun. 10a-5p<br />

I tried to take a photo of a wheat field. It turned out grainy.<br />

WE HAVE<br />

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Indulge in our<br />

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We make<br />

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59c Portland Road, Gray


I don't trust trees. They're shady.<br />

THE AMERICAN LEGION<br />

FAMILY<br />

RED SHIRT FRIDAYS: Wear your red shirt on Fridays<br />

and get a surprise!<br />

“SEE YOU AT THE POST!”<br />

Members & Guests Welcome!<br />

AMERICAN LEGION ACT<br />

Veterans who were honorably discharged<br />

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

defined war eras may now join<br />

the American Legion immediately. The<br />

eligibility now spans from Dec. 7, 1941,<br />

until a time when the U.S. is no longer at<br />

war, as determined by Congress.<br />

RED SHIRT FRIDAYS: Wear your red shirt on<br />

Fridays and get a surprise! “SEE YOU AT THE POST!”<br />

For Veteran or Community services, call<br />

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Hall Rentals Available<br />

Call for more<br />

information<br />

207-782-1118<br />

iPhone chargers should be called Apple juice<br />

WELCOME TO THE LA METRO CHAMBER<br />

NEW MEMBERS!<br />

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Little Dragon Integrative Medicine<br />

littledragonmed.com<br />

71 South Main St, Auburn • 207-782-1118<br />

HOURS: Monday - Wednesday: 12pm-8pm • Thursday 12pm-9pm<br />

Friday: 12pm-11pm • Saturday: 12pm-9pm • Sunday: 11am-6pm<br />

MUSIC, KARAOKE & DANCE w/ JEAN LOUIS<br />

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

Jerry Joe - <strong>April</strong> 5th, & 19th • 4:30 - 6:30pm<br />

BREAKFAST BUFFET - SUNDAY APRIL 21ST • 8-10AM<br />

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

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

SONS MEETING DATE - 4/8/24 AT 5:30PM<br />

OFFICER INSTALLATION - FRIDAY, APRIL 12TH<br />

5-6pm Happy hour • 6pm Ceremony<br />

APRIL 15TH, PATRIOTS DAY<br />

OPEN AT 11AM<br />

Boston Red Sox<br />

vs Cleveland Guardians<br />

We’ll be selling chicken tenders, burgers, hotdogs,<br />

fries & chilli.<br />

MONTHLY MEETING WEDNESDAY, APRIL 17 TH , <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 />

Legends Sports Bar & Grille<br />

legendsmaine.com<br />

Wicked Delicious<br />

wickeddelicioustruck.com<br />

415 LISBON STREET, LEWISTON • LAMETROCHAMBER.COM<br />

SATURDAY APRIL 27 4-6PM<br />

CHICKEN PARM DINNER<br />

Chicken Parmesan over pasta, salad,<br />

and dinner roll - Dessert<br />

$12 per person<br />

STARTING APRIL 15TH,<br />

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

Lewiston - New<br />

Chamber Member<br />

Sam Francis, State Farm<br />

is your dedicated agent<br />

in Lewiston serving<br />

the insurance needs of<br />

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We offer Auto, Home,<br />

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We have been helping<br />

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Piece of Cake<br />

Submitted by Pam Ashby<br />

Little Alex had been to<br />

a birthday party at a<br />

friend’s house. Knowing<br />

his sweet tooth, Alex’s<br />

mother looked straight<br />

into his eyes and said, “I<br />

hope you didn’t ask for a<br />

second piece of cake.”<br />

“No, but I asked Mrs.<br />

Smith for the recipe so<br />

you could make some<br />

like it, and she gave me<br />

two more pieces without<br />

even asking.”<br />

How did the barber win the race? He knew a shortcut.<br />

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

22 <strong>April</strong> <strong>2024</strong><br />

I don't know if sarcasm is a skill, but I've certainly mastered it.


We are<br />

looking<br />

for new<br />

crew<br />

mates!<br />

Servers, Bartenders,<br />

Kitchen positions<br />

available<br />

Excellent<br />

pay for<br />

I met a giant once. I didn't know what to say so I used big words.<br />

Make your mothers day reservations early<br />

Spring into the Village Inn for your favorite seafood<br />

dish or a mouth watering prime rib!<br />

Lobster & Prime rib<br />

skilled<br />

The Village Inn<br />

mates!<br />

207-782-7796 | 165 High Street, Auburn | villageinnmaine.com | Open Wednesday - Sunday<br />

Out and About at<br />

84 Court<br />

Benefit Dinner<br />

For Sergeant<br />

Randy Williams<br />

Maveric Billings<br />

Out and About at Twin City Swim Team Championship<br />

The YMCA of<br />

Auburn-Lewiston is<br />

excited to announce<br />

the results from our<br />

Twin Cities Swim<br />

Team’s (TCST)<br />

performance last<br />

weekend at the New<br />

England Age Group<br />

Championships. Held<br />

at the Boston Sports<br />

Institute in Wellesley,<br />

MA (Feb 24-25), this<br />

is the highest level of<br />

competition in New<br />

England for swimmers<br />

aged 11 to 14. This<br />

was the first year<br />

TCST has competed<br />

at this meet, with nine<br />

swimmers attending.<br />

Results<br />

12 top 20 finishes for<br />

individual events.<br />

7 top 20 finishes for<br />

Alex Kozckodan, Ian Lane, Eli Vandeventer, & Caden Laplante<br />

relay events.<br />

7 team records were broken<br />

in total.<br />

TCST finished 20th of 64 teams<br />

in attendance.<br />

8 swimmers continue to<br />

nationals.<br />

Top Performers<br />

Alex Kozckodan, Ian Lane,<br />

Eli Vandeventer, and Caden<br />

Laplante:<br />

Placed 3rd in New England in<br />

the 11-12 Boys Freestyle Relay.<br />

Caden LaPlante:<br />

Finished 1st place in 4 individual<br />

events. His time of 24.70<br />

seconds in the 50-yard butterfly<br />

ranks #1 not only in New<br />

England, but #1 in the USA!<br />

Caden finished 2nd overall at<br />

the meet.<br />

Photo<br />

Caden Laplante from Fairfield<br />

sets the #1 time in the country<br />

of 24.70 seconds in the 50-yard<br />

butterfly.<br />

Troy & Jennifer<br />

Billings<br />

Vanessa<br />

& Caleb Frost<br />

& Everett Nelson<br />

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c o l l e a g u e s for happy hour<br />

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Robbie McKinley<br />

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Out and About at<br />

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You’re born free, then you’re taxed to death<br />

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OUT AND ABOUT WITH<br />

Sweetheart Contest Winners<br />

Stephanie Hazelton<br />

OIivia Snowman<br />

Michele & Mark Herman<br />

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

24 <strong>April</strong> <strong>2024</strong><br />

It may look like I’m doing nothing but in my head, I’m quite busy.


He who wakes up early yawns all day long.<br />

MOTHER’S DAY - MAY 12TH<br />

Taking Reservations!<br />

Red Sox home opening day<br />

<strong>April</strong> 9th at 2:10pm<br />

History<br />

Submitted by Pam Ashby<br />

“Would you mind telling<br />

me, Doctor,” Rick<br />

asked, “how you detect<br />

a mental deficiency<br />

in somebody who<br />

appears completely<br />

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“Nothing is easier,” he<br />

replied. “You ask him a<br />

simple question which<br />

everyone should answer<br />

with no trouble. If<br />

he hesitates, that puts<br />

you on the track.”<br />

“What sort of<br />

question?” asked Rick.<br />

“Well, you might ask<br />

him, “Captain Cook<br />

made three voyages<br />

around the world and<br />

died during one of<br />

them. Which one?”<br />

Rick thought for a<br />

moment, and then said<br />

with a nervous laugh,<br />

“You wouldn’t happen<br />

to have another example<br />

would you? I must<br />

confess, I don’t know<br />

much about history.”<br />

No Secretariat<br />

Submitted by Thomas Hill<br />

A racehorse owner was<br />

furious with his jockey<br />

after the horse he rode<br />

came in dead last.<br />

“Couldn’t you have<br />

raced any faster?” he<br />

raged.<br />

“Sure I could have,”<br />

replied the jockey, “but<br />

you know, we are supposed<br />

to stay on the<br />

horse.”<br />

No matter how nice the hand soap smells, you should never walk out<br />

of the bathroom sniffing your fingers.<br />

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

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

STICKERS<br />

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tires & wipers • Turn on your A/C.<br />

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Celebrating<br />

7th Year<br />

Anniversary<br />

Saturday May 11,<br />

8am-3pm<br />

7 Year Itch Party<br />

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kids, door prizes, gift<br />

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

26 <strong>April</strong> <strong>2024</strong><br />

I’m good at multi-tasking. I can listen, ignore, and forget all at once.


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We specialize in domestic<br />

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SERVICES OFFERED<br />

Aluminum<br />

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Not sure if I need a hug, an extra coffee or 2 weeks of sleep. So let’s try all 3<br />

and see how it goes.<br />

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

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Out and About on<br />

the Beer Trail<br />

with LA Metro Magazine<br />

I’m a hard worker… but if someone paid me to sleep that wouldn’t be a problem.<br />

Muriel celebrated...<br />

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Out and About at Melissa’s Pub<br />

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

28 <strong>April</strong> <strong>2024</strong><br />

I’ve reached the age where my train of thought often leaves the station without me.


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Out and About at<br />

84 Court<br />

Benefit Dinner<br />

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I haven’t lost my mind. Half of it just wandered off and the other half went looking for it.<br />

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

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

30 <strong>April</strong> <strong>2024</strong><br />

If you want your children to listen, try talking softly to someone else.


I’d rather dance in the rain than worry if I have an umbrella for the rest of my life.<br />

Frugal Mainer<br />

Submitted by Thomas Hill<br />

Out & About at<br />

for <strong>Uncle</strong> <strong>Andy's</strong> <strong>Digest</strong> Happy Hour<br />

Next stop: The Village Inn<br />

<strong>April</strong> 5th | 4-6pm<br />

Linda McDonough, Carol and<br />

Mike Truchon<br />

Marissa purchased a<br />

new refrigerator. The<br />

store she bought it<br />

from wanted $40 to<br />

remove her old fridge<br />

in an environmentally<br />

friendly fashion. So in<br />

order to save money<br />

she put it in his front<br />

garden with a sign that<br />

read, “Free to a good<br />

home. You want it,<br />

please take it.”<br />

The fridge stood untouched<br />

for 4 days.<br />

Tim Rucker<br />

Bill Cunneen, Billie Jo Ridlon, and Becki Boynton<br />

Marissa changed her<br />

tactics. She made<br />

a new sign saying,<br />

“Fridge for sale - $75.”<br />

One day later the<br />

fridge disappeared:<br />

stolen.<br />

Riding Bessy<br />

Submitted by Pam Ashby<br />

Leonard Kimble<br />

Stephanie x2<br />

Arsenault and<br />

Asselin<br />

Keith and Anna Biddle<br />

A salesman was trying<br />

to talk a farmer into<br />

buying a bicycle, but<br />

was met with considerable<br />

sales resistance.<br />

“Shucks, I’d sooner<br />

spend my money on a<br />

cow,” said the farmer.<br />

Liss and Pete<br />

Gagnon<br />

Keith Biddle and Alex St. Pierre<br />

Shannon Snowman and<br />

Naomi Pray<br />

“Ah,” replied the salesman,<br />

“but think how<br />

silly you’d look riding<br />

around on a cow.”<br />

Steve Simard and Rick Osgood<br />

Jason and Sarah<br />

Burtchell<br />

Eric Peterlien, Mike Truchon,<br />

and Eric Potvin<br />

“Humph!” retorted the<br />

farmer. “Not near as<br />

silly as I’d look trying to<br />

milk a bicycle!”<br />

I don’t believe in astrology; I’m a Sagittarius and we’re skeptical.<br />

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

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| EVENTS |<br />

APRIL<br />

Nikki Hernandez<br />

General Manager,<br />

Roopers,<br />

Main St. Auburn<br />

<strong>April</strong> 3<br />

Gabe Verril-Grant<br />

Sea 40 Japanese Cuisine<br />

40 East Ave. Suite 2 Lewiston<br />

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

207.795.6888<br />

<strong>April</strong> 5<br />

Little Keepsakes: Helping<br />

Hands Kitchen Towels<br />

Lewiston Public Library<br />

200 Lisbon St. Lewiston<br />

10:00-11:30am<br />

Ages: Birth to 6 years<br />

Lplonline.org<br />

207-513-3133<br />

<strong>April</strong> 8<br />

<strong>2024</strong> Solar Eclipse Lewiston,<br />

ME<br />

9:18-11:39pm<br />

City wide event; to purchase<br />

safety glasses for safe viewing<br />

go to www.ilovesolareclipse.com<br />

for a list of local<br />

trusted vendors.<br />

<strong>April</strong> 11 & 12<br />

Spring Awakening<br />

LA Community Little Theater<br />

30 Academy St. Auburn<br />

7:30pm<br />

207-783-0958<br />

LACLT.org<br />

Danielle Benway<br />

Brianna Tompkins<br />

<strong>April</strong> 6<br />

Kyle Avila<br />

Sonder and Dram<br />

12 Ash St. Lewiston<br />

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

207.333.3021<br />

Vacationland RV & Camping<br />

Show<br />

9am-7pm<br />

Norway Savings Bank Arena<br />

985 Turner St. Auburn<br />

Campmaine.com/maine-rvcamping-show<br />

777-970-3934<br />

<strong>April</strong> 8<br />

Teen Financial Literacy<br />

Session w/ Community<br />

Credit Union<br />

Auburn Public Library<br />

49 Spring St. Auburn<br />

2:30pm-3:30pm<br />

Auburnpubliclibraby.org<br />

<strong>April</strong> 10<br />

Josh Hatfield<br />

Sea 40 Japanese Cuisine<br />

40 East Ave. Suite 2 Lewiston<br />

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

207.795.6888<br />

<strong>April</strong> 11<br />

Andrea Fawcett<br />

Sonder and Dram<br />

12 Ash Street Lewiston<br />

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

207.333.3021<br />

april 11-12<br />

Spring Awakening<br />

Community Little Theatre<br />

30 Academy St. Auburn<br />

7:30pm<br />

LACLT.org<br />

Mindy Levesque, Minot Ave<br />

<strong>April</strong> 13 & 14<br />

Spring Awakening<br />

LA Community Little Theater<br />

30 Academy St. Auburn<br />

2:00pm<br />

207-783-0958<br />

LACLT.org<br />

<strong>April</strong> 14<br />

Pause For Pets Craft &<br />

Vendor Fair<br />

10am-3pm<br />

Lewiston Armory<br />

65 Central Ave. Lewiston<br />

info@gahumane.org<br />

207.783.2311<br />

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

32 <strong>April</strong> <strong>2024</strong>


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| EVENTS |<br />

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

<strong>April</strong> 15<br />

Patriots Day<br />

American Legion Post #153<br />

71 South Main St. Auburn<br />

Boston Red Sox<br />

vs Cleveland Guardians<br />

11am<br />

Food available<br />

<strong>April</strong> 17<br />

Zack Mullen<br />

Sea 40 Japanese Cuisine<br />

40 East Ave. Suite 2 Lewiston<br />

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

207.795.6888<br />

Sadie’s Fiber Arts Club<br />

Lewiston Public Library<br />

200 Lisbon St. Lewiston<br />

3:30-5:00pm - ages 6-12<br />

lplonline.org<br />

<strong>April</strong> 19<br />

Family Movie Matinee:<br />

Disneynature Born<br />

in China<br />

Auburn Public Library<br />

49 Spring St. Auburn<br />

2:30pm-4:00pm<br />

Auburnpubliclibrary.org<br />

<strong>April</strong> 20<br />

Community Recycle Day<br />

<strong>2024</strong> Drive-Thru Event<br />

Community Credit Union<br />

40 Stanley St. Auburn<br />

207.783.2096<br />

Dark Side of Somewhere<br />

Franco Center<br />

46 Cedar St. Lewiston<br />

7:00-8:30pm<br />

FrancoCenter.org<br />

<strong>April</strong> 20<br />

Ben Kilcollins<br />

Sonder and Dram<br />

12 Ash Street Lewiston<br />

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

207.333.3021<br />

Community Recycle Day<br />

<strong>2024</strong> Drive-Thru Event<br />

Community Credit Union<br />

40 Stanley St. Auburn<br />

207.783.2096<br />

Vicki Ferentinos<br />

Great Falls Comedy Club<br />

34 Court St. Auburn<br />

7:30-9:00pm<br />

GreatFallsComedyClub.com<br />

<strong>April</strong> 21<br />

WOXO Opening Day<br />

at Oxford Plains Speedway<br />

877 Main St. Oxford<br />

For tickets: passracing@<br />

roadrunner.com<br />

207.539.8865<br />

<strong>April</strong> 24<br />

Ray Marchessault<br />

Sea 40 Japanese Cuisine<br />

40 East Ave. Suite 2 Lewiston<br />

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

207.795.6888<br />

Make Art w/ ArtVan<br />

Lewiston Public Library<br />

200 Lisbon St. Lewiston<br />

3:30 - ages 5-14<br />

lplonline.org<br />

<strong>April</strong> 25<br />

Toby McAllister<br />

Sonder and Dram<br />

12 Ash Street Lewiston<br />

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

207.333.3021<br />

<strong>April</strong> 25<br />

Author Talk: Matt Cast,<br />

“Pirate Trap”<br />

Auburn Public Library<br />

49 Spring St. Auburn<br />

4:00pm-5:00pm<br />

Auburnpubliclibrary.org<br />

april 26<br />

Johnny Ater<br />

Great Falls Comedy Club<br />

34 Court St. Auburn<br />

7:30-9:00pm<br />

GreatFallsComedyClub.com<br />

<strong>April</strong> 27<br />

Maine’s Got Talent<br />

The Franco Center<br />

Franco Center 46 Cedar Street<br />

Lewiston<br />

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm<br />

FrancoCenter.org<br />

<strong>April</strong> 27<br />

Chicken Parm dinner<br />

American Legion Post #153<br />

71 South Main St. Auburn<br />

$12 per person<br />

4-6pm<br />

april 27<br />

Capital City Improv<br />

Great Falls Comedy Club<br />

34 Court St. Auburn<br />

7:30-9:00pm<br />

GreatFallsComedyClub.com<br />

Tyler “TJ” Johnson<br />

Lynn Bouchard,<br />

Baxter Brewing<br />

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Out and About on<br />

the Beer Trail<br />

with LA Metro Magazine<br />

Education is learning what you didn’t even know you didn’t know.<br />

A/L VALLEY KARATE TOURNAMENT<br />

At Central Maine Community College<br />

Tony Gunnells<br />

& Michele Rossignol<br />

June 8, <strong>2024</strong> • 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM<br />

Join us for our biggest fundraising event<br />

of the year! The funds raised will help us<br />

with our Kids In Control Keep Safe youth<br />

leadership training programs.<br />

Competitors from ALL ages and styles<br />

of Karate are welcome!<br />

Scan here to sign up<br />

207-577-1046 | 945 Center St, Auburn<br />

Josh Grace<br />

& Becky Rossignol<br />

Talking about music is like dancing about architecture.<br />

Jacey Goodrich<br />

& Savannah Brown<br />

Trevor loved his animals and<br />

would have adopted all the<br />

cats and dogs at the shelter<br />

if he could. We are honoring<br />

his memory and his love for<br />

pets by asking those who<br />

can donate in his name to<br />

the Greater Androscoggin<br />

Humane Society. Scan<br />

the code below and put<br />

“In memory of Trevor<br />

Saunders.”<br />

In Memory of<br />

Trevor Saunders<br />

Frank & Lisa Surrette<br />

Scan here to donate<br />

Or if these photos or dedication inspires<br />

you to adopt yourself, Trevor<br />

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

55 Strawberry Avenue, Lewiston | 207.783.2311 | gahumane.org<br />

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34 <strong>April</strong> <strong>2024</strong><br />

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