Pownal News


Office hours

The Town Office, at Mallett Hall, is open Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday 8:30 a.m.-6:30 and closed Friday. The office will not be open on Thanksgiving, Thursday, Nov. 24.


The Board of Selectmen will meet on Mondays, Nov. 28, Dec. 5 and 18, at 7 p.m., at Mallett Hall in the Dewitt Meeting Room.

The Planning Board will meet Wednesdays, Nov. 30 and Dec. 14, both at 8 a.m., as it continues to explore and gather information on definitions and requirements for tiny houses in Pownal.

Big weekend

on Loring Lane

The Coffin’s Corner Christmas Sale, at 66 Loring Lane in Pownal, is scheduled for 9 a.m.-4 p.m. on Nov. 25-27. David and Connie Coffin, their son David, Cheryl Vosmus and other friends of the family have joined hands on a huge effort for the sale. There will be dozens of items for sale – from handmade fleece jackets to American Girl doll clothes to jams and jellies – and free coffee and doughnuts.

The Coffin’s Corner Christmas Show will feature Christmas wreaths, wreath holders and ornaments. Connie Coffin, a sewer, has made the fleece jackets, scarves and felted mittens, while the Coffin men make wooden spoons and walking sticks. Vosmus fashions the American Girl doll clothes. Visitors also can get jewelry, dog accessories, sea glass art and great food, such as jams, jellies, sweet pickles, pickled beets, pies and filled cookies.

The Blueberry Ridge Farm Holiday Sale, at 67 Loring Lane, is Nov. 25-27 and Dec. 2-3-4. Kathy and Dick Hogue and their children and in-laws will hold the sale from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. those days. The family will offer hand knits, felted items, hand-carved spoons and toys and dolls, Christmas decorations and more. Home-made hot mulled cider and baked goods will be on the table, while jams, jellies and hot sauces will be for sale.

The owners of Fuego Diablo, at 52 Loring Lane, will hold their annual Holiday Sale on the weekend of Nov. 25-25 and Dec. 2-4. Jamie and Wren Pearson are offering fun, handcrafted items for seasonal gifts. The Pearsons will have handmade gifts, jewelry, toys, original artwork, wearable art, art card, socks, gloves, heirloom knitted toys, pet grooming supplies and more. Fuego Diablo will feature its Big Phil’s Kitchen line of hot sauces and preserves along with pulled pork sandwiches and gluten-free baked goods. For more information, see www.facebook.com/fuegodiablopownal, call 408-3185, or email signofthewren@gmail.com.

‘Nutcracker’ features

Pownal dancers

Pownal residents Isabelle Pocock and Tess Welch are among the dancers performing in Maine State Ballet’s 40th anniversary production of “The Nutcracker,” at Portland’s Merrill Auditorium Friday, Nov. 25 through Sunday, Dec. 4. Tickets are on sale through Porttix at 842-0800, or tickets.porttix.com, or at the Merrill Auditorium box office, noon-6 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Tickets are priced at $21-66, and discounts are available for groups, seniors and children.

Well-known evangelist

at First Parish Church

Dr. Wendell Calder will be the guest speaker during the regular morning church service at the First Parish Congregational Church, Route 9, on Sunday Nov. 27, at 9:30. Calder is a well-known evangelist who teaches around the world. His message of Salvation will be followed by a free lunch at 11 a.m. at the church. Everyone is invited to attend the service and the lunch. For more information, contact the Rev. John Wentworth at 231- 2171.

IMPACT seeks

local involvement

IMPACT is the parent-teacher organization at Pownal Elementary School whose mission is to provide educational and enrichment opportunities for the students at the school. Those in the community with a particular skill or hobby – woodworking, craftsmanship, hunting, fishing, math, reading, writing, wildlife, ecosystems, history, cooking, chemistry or others – who would be interested in bringing a learning enhancement opportunity to the kids in grades K-5 can contact IMPACT at impactpes@hotmail.com.

IMPACT meetings are the first Tuesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. at the school.

Food pantry adds

more hours

The North Pownal United Methodist Church Food Pantry on 851 Lawrence Road is now open every Thursday evening from 4 to 6, in addition to Wednesday from 9:30-11:30 a.m. The pantry never knows from week to week what it will be getting. Fellowship, coffee and snacks are served before food distribution. The pantry helps those in need and welcomes everyone. Donations are appreciated. The church office number is 688-4938.

Men’s breakfast

held monthly

The First Parish Congregational Church of Pownal monthly Men’s Breakfast is held the first Saturday of the month, from September to June, at 7:30 a.m., at the church. The breakfast open to any men who want to come, regardless of affiliation. The Rev. John Wentworth leads the discussions.

Church services

Prayer, Praise and Worship, with the Rev. Raymond St. Pierre, is held every Thursday at 6:30 p.m., at the North Pownal United Methodist Church, 851 Lawrence Road. For more information, call St. Pierre at 837-0682 or Margaret Tripp, church secretary, 837-0682.

North Pownal United Methodist Church worship service is Sunday at 9 a.m., led by the Rev. Raymond St. Pierre. Sunday School for children and adults begins at 10:30 a.m. St. Pierre’s hours are Wednesday from 9 a.m.-noon and Thursdays by appointment only at 688-4938. The website is www.northpownalumc.org for more information. The website also contains St. Pierre’s email link. Weekly sermons are on the website, as well.

The First Parish Congregational Church, Route 9, worship service is Sunday at 9:30 a.m. Bible Study meets at the church on Tuesday at 7 p.m. For more information, call the Rev. John Wentworth, 688-4846, or email jwent16@hotmail.com.