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Bristol Area Lions host the Annual Speak Out contest 03/13/2019

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Bristol Area Lions Club Speak Out contestants: (from left) Grace Canny, Gus Hunt, Liam Cullina, Paige Camp, Scott Peterson and Riley Stevenson with Lion David Kolodin the coordinator of the event.

The Bristol Area Lions Club held its annual Speak Out contest on Monday, March 11 in the fellowship hall of the New Harbor Methodist Church.  Veggie lasagna, tossed salad and garlic bread followed by cookies and dessert was served by caterer Deb Thibault of Deb’s Bristol Diner. The speakers, parents and guests were sponsored by club members. 

After dinner, the six Lincoln Academy participating in the contest were introduced only by a previously drawn number by Lion David Koldodin, who had coordinated the event with Lincoln Academy debate advisor Matt Leland.  

The contestants chose their own topic and spoke on an issue they felt strongly about in a talk ranging from 4-6 minutes long, with penalties for going over or under the allotted time. These speeches must be organized, logical and presented with few or no notes. At the conclusion of each speech, the speakers were each asked two questions worded in such a way that required some reasoning or application of knowledge of the subject by Lion David Ray and guest Richard LaSalle. 

First prize was awarded to Liam Cullina, a senior, whose topic was “ocean acidification.” Second prize was awarded to Scott Peterson, a sophomore, whose topic was “the economic expansion of China.” Third place was awarded to Page Camp, a senior, who advocated for “mental health awareness.” Gus Hunt, a senior, spoke on “the modern Chinese economy.” Riley Stevenson, a sophomore, addressed “climate change in Muscongus Bay” and for Grace Canny, a junior, the topic was ”gun reform and control.”  

The performance of the speakers in several different categories was judged by Lions Bill Byrnes, Brendan Donegan, and Pastor Kelly Harvell of the New Harbor Church.   The Speak Out timekeeper was Lion Walt Johansson.  Liam Cullina will now compete at the regional Speak Out contest on Tuesday, March 26 at the library at Lincoln Academy. The winner of that event will compete at the state Speak Out contest on Saturday, April 27 at 1:00 p.m. at the Grand Summit Hotel, Sugarloaf Mountain, Carrabassett Valley. 

The next meeting of the Bristol Area Lions Club will be on Monday, April 1 and will take place at Deb’s Bristol Diner in Bristol Mills.  The meal will be fish & chips, coleslaw, followed by cookies and coffee. The speaker will be Marilee Harris, executive director of Stepping Stones Housing.  To make dinner reservations, call John Janell at 563-7402.

To learn more about the Bristol Area Lions Club, serving Bristol and South Bristol, contact Walt Johansson at 677-2584.

   

Bristol Area Lions distribute Christmas Food Baskets 12/22/2018

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The Bristol Area Lions Club, with family and friends distributed 50 Christmas food baskets to Bristol and South Bristol homes on Saturday, Dec. 22, thanks to the efforts of Bristol Lions Club project manager Michael Hope and Paul Yates of C.E. Reilly & Son Inc. in New Harbor. Owner Reggie Reilly was one of the founding members of the Bristol Area Lions Club in 1958.

Participating in the deliveries were eight Bristol Area Lions: Bill Byrnes, Bill Crider, Brendan Donegan, Michael Hope, John Janell, Walt Johansson, David Kolodin and Chris Leeman: and six friends: Stan Galvin, Craig Leeman, Norma Leeman, Tim Leeman, Ashley Mason and Coleen Nichols. 

The Lions thank Rising Tide Community Market in Damariscotta for its donation of canned green beans and containers of gravy.  After scholarships, this is the club’s largest donation to the community.  The Bristol Area Lions look forward every year to this heartfelt event and wished everyone a merry Christmas.  

The next meeting of the Bristol Area Lions Club will be Feb. 4, at 6 p.m. at Deb’s Bristol Diner, 1267 Bristol Road, Bristol Mills. Dinner will be chicken pot pie, salad, and rolls followed by coffee and brownies. The speaker will be Rev. Robert Ives. To make reservations for that meeting, call John Janell at 563-7402. 

To learn more about the Bristol Area Lions Club, serving Bristol and South Bristol, call Walt Johansson at 677-2584.  

Bristol Area Lions Golf Tournament Results 09/06/2017

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The Bristol Area Lions Golf Tournament first gross winning foursome, from left: Dewey Chase, Dave Maxwell, Sam Matiosian, and Tim Matiosian.

The ninth annual Bristol Area Lions Foundation Golf Tournament was held Sept. 2 at Wawenock Golf Club. The day started out sunny and cool, but quickly warmed up as did the enthusiastic golfers.

No one won the 2017 Jeep Cherokee from Newcastle Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram, the prize for a hole-in-one on the par-three third hole; a 2018 Wawenock Golf Club membership for a hole-in-one on the eighth hole, nor a vacation package for a hole-in-one on the first hole.

The Lions are grateful for all the guidance from Wawenock General Manager Paul Richmond and help from Linda Cosgrove and R. J. Ochs for making the tournament successful. Also, thanks go to the kitchen staff of Chef Peter Flint, son Tristan and Asst. Chef Lucas Woraell. R.J. Ochs compiled the scores and announced the winners.

Winners include David Drever for closest to the lobster trap; John Haas for closest to the pin on the eighth hole; Tim Leeman had the longest drive on the seventh hole; and Joe Holland was the closest to the train.

For the third year in a row, the first low gross winners at the event were the Dewey Chase team with Tim Mateosian, Sam Mateosian, and Dave Maxwell. First net winners were the Hammond Lumber team of Paul Sproul, Richie Sproul, Alex Benner and P.J. Arsenault.

Second low gross winners were the Hammond Lumber team of Matt Corson, Scott Benner, John Haas, and Craig Lebrecque. Second net team winners were the Leeman team of Tim Leeman, Brett Cowan, Jay Bryant, and Matt Leeman.

Tournament proceeds will benefit local charities and the Bristol Area Lions scholarship fund.

Bristol Lions Golf Tournament Prize is New Jeep Cherokee 08/16/2017

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Newcastle Chrysler is offering a 2017 Jeep Cherokee as the prize for a hole-in-one on the third hole for the Bristol Area Lions Golf Tournament. From left: Newcastle Chrysler President Randy Miller with Bristol Area Lions President Brendan Donegan.

Newcastle Chrysler will offer a 2017 Jeep Cherokee as the prize for hitting a hole-in-one on the third hole at the ninth Annual Bristol Area Lions Golf Tournament at the Wawenock Golf Club in Walpole on Saturday, Sept. 2, with a rain date of Sept. 3.

Registration forms are available at Wawenock Golf Club or may be emailed by request by calling 563-7402. The cost is $45 per person for nine holes, and includes a cart and lunch. The lunch will be lobster with corn on the cob, potato salad and cole slaw with a roll.

Other prizes are for the first and second low gross team and low net team, closest to the pin, longest drive, closest to the lobster trap, closest to the train, and a Wawenock golf membership for next year for a hole-in-one on the eighth hole.

Registration is at 8:30 a.m. and tee time is 9 p.m. with a scramble/shotgun start. Teams of four are encouraged, but single players will be assigned to teams.

Proceeds from the tournament will be used for the Bristol Area Lions Foundation Scholarship Fund and to provide funding to other local charities, such as the C.H.I.P. Inc., Round Pond Green, Caring for Kids, and other local charities. This year the club celebrated 50 years of sponsoring a Little League team and awarded four $2,000 scholarships to Lincoln Academy graduates.

Bristol Lions Club celebrates 50 years of Little League team sponsorship 06/07/2017

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The 2017 Bristol Lions Little League team. Front from left: Ethan Pendleton, Porter Brewer, Jordan Blanc, Hunter Brewer, and Blake Gamage.
Back from left: Adam Gamage – Coach, Tyler Blanc, Wade Lane, Aidan Bryant, Tucker Stiles, Tyler McFarland, Logan Willey, Spencer Gamage, Matt Hanna , C.J. Pendleton – Assistant Coach. Photo taken at South Bristol field. (Photo courtesy Nancy Hanna)

 

Bristol Students Learn About the Bill of Rights 02/13/2017

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Bristol Consolidated School seventh-graders in Rebecca Cooper’s Social
Studies class reviewed the first ten amendments of the U.S. Constitution,
known as the Bill of Rights, on Monday, Feb. 6 in celebration of Liberty
Day. They were guided by Bristol Area Lion and Bristol Consolidated School
Committee Chairman David Kolodin. Kolodin began with reviewing the Boston
Tea Party, a rebellion against the King of England who taxed the residents
of the new world without their representation. He proceeded to read each
of the first ten amendments asking the students pertinent questions. Some
question pertained to recent events and Kolodin was pleased with the
knowledge shown by the class

This is the fifth year the Bristol Area Lions have sponsored Liberty Day.
This event informs students about the federal government and how it
operates. The Bristol Area Lions Club gave each student a pocket-size
Liberty Day booklet which included the U.S. Constitution, the 27
amendments, and the Declaration of Independence. The first ten amendments
to the Constitution are known as the Bill of Rights and spells out what
right of rights each amendments grants to U.S. citizens.

Bristol Area Lions Christmas Baskets 12/29/2016

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With snowflakes falling and single digit temperatures the Bristol Area Lions Club and friends distributed 54 Christmas food baskets to Bristol and South Bristol homes on Saturday, Dec. 17.

Thanks to the efforts of Bristol Lion project manager Michael Hope; and Paul Yates of C. E. Reilly & Son Inc. in New Harbor.

The Lions thank Rising Tide Community Market for its donation of canned green beans and containers of gravy. After scholarships this is the club’s largest donation to the community. The Bristol Area Lions look forward every year to this heartfelt event and wished everyone a Merry Christmas. Eleven club members participated the event: Alfred Ajami, Bill Byrnes, Bill Crider, Brendan Donegan, Michael Hope, John Janell, Walt Johansson, David Kolodin, Chris Leeman, Tom Rodrigues, and Jock Winchester. The were assisted by five family members and friends: Jay Bryant, Julie Crider, Stan Galvin, Craig Leeman and Tim Leeman.

The next meeting of the Bristol Area Lions will be at 6 p.m. Monday, Feb. 6, 2017, at Hawks House Inn, 349 State Road 129, Walpole. To make reservations for that meeting, call John Janell at 563-7402.

To learn more about the Bristol Area Lion, serving Bristol and South Bristol, call Walt Johansson at 677-2584.

Bristol Area Lions Golf Tournament Results 09/05/2016

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The eighth annual Bristol Area Lions Foundation Golf Tournament was held Sept. 3 at Wawenock Golf Club on a beautiful sunny day.

No one won the 2016 Jeep Cherokee from Newcastle Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram, the prize for a hole-in-one on the par-three third hole; nor a 2017 Wawenock Golf Club membership for a hole-in-one on the eighth hole. Gift certificates for a round of golf at the Sheepscot Links were presented to the Dewey Chase foursome as three of the team hit their balls onto the third hole green.

Wawenock General Manager Paul Richmond compiled the team scores and awarded prizes to all the winners. Winners include Jason Dighton for closest to the lobster trap and for closest to the pin on hole 8. Tim Mateosian for longest drive on hole 7, and Dewey Chase for closest to the train on hole 6.

First low gross winners at the event were Dewey Chase, Tim Matiosian, Dave Maxwell, and Sam Tatiosian. First net gross winners were Patrick Moran, Brue Canterbury, Jason Dighton, and Kristen Stevens.

Second low gross winners were John Sproul, Ashlee Lowery, Ken Seiders, and Richard Hallinan. Second net gross winners were Timothy Leeman, Matthew Leeman and Chad Cowan.

The Bristol Area Lions Club extends their gratitude to Paul Richmond of Wawenock, Sharlene Feltus of the Fairway Restaurant and Randy Miller of Newcastle Jeep for their assistance in the club’s largest fund raising event. Also, special thanks are due to the generous sponsors, lobster and prize donors who made this event a success.

The proceeds will benefit local charities and the Bristol Area Lions Foundation scholarship fund.

Bristol Lions Golf Tournament Hole-in-One Prize 2016 Jeep Cherokee 08/09/2016

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Newcastle Chrysler-Dodge-Jeep –Ram is offering a 2016 Jeep Cherokee as the prize for a hole-in-one on the third hole for the Bristol Area Lions Golf Tournament. From left: Sales Associate Mike Elwell, Bristol Area Lions President Brandon Donegan, and Newcastle-Chrysler-Dodge-Jeep-Ram President Randy Miller.

Newcastle Chrysler-Dodge-Jeep-Ram will offer a 2016 Jeep Cherokee as the prize for hitting a hole-in-one on the third hole at the eighth Annual Bristol Area Lions Golf Tournament at the Wawenock Golf Club in Walpole on Saturday, Sept. 3, with a rain date of Sept. 4.

Registration forms are available at Wawenock Golf Club or may be emailed by request by calling 563-7402. The cost is $45 per person for nine holes, and includes a cart and lunch. The lunch will be lobster with corn on the cob, potato salad and cole slaw with a roll.

Other prizes are for the first low gross team and low net team, closest to the pin, longest drive, closest to the lobster trap, closest to the train, and a Wawenock golf membership for next year for a hole-in-one on the eighth hole.

Registration is at 8:30 a.m. and tee time is 9 p.m. with a scramble/shotgun start. Teams of four are encouraged, but single players will be assigned to teams.

Proceeds from the tournament will be used for the Bristol Area Lions Foundation Scholarship Fund, which in June provided four $2,000 scholarships to Lincoln Academy graduates, and to support other local charities.

Bristol Area Lions Club Holds Blood Drive 07/01/2016

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The Bristol Area Lions Club held a successful blood drive on June 21st. Twenty three pints vs. the American Red Cross goal of twenty nine were collected. It was still declared it a success. The Club
thanked the donors for their time, and gift of life to others. A pint has the potential to save three lives. Four of the donors were Club members, three of them were over 80 years old. Two other members were rejected due to their time in the United Kingdom.

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