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MWS continues to recycle all toner cartridges and cell phones, just bring them to either office.  Storage is easier if toner boxes are recycled at home.  Thank you!


Quality Toys for Sale:  Wooden kitchen heirloom quality "Made by Real Elves in Maine". Was $200 new, now $60.00. Includes some small wooden kitchen accouterments.
German made *Selecta* wooden cash register (all non-toxic, made from renewable resources food grade paint and no longer shipping to US due to economic reasons. Would retail for $98.00.). Very gently used $45.00. Please email for questions and/or photographs. (12/11)


BIKE BIKE BIKE, Has your child out grown his bike? We're looking for a gently used mountain bike for Finn. He's 12, he's 5'2" or so and would fit a 17" bike. Please call Rosita or Will at 688-4715 or email


Friday Afternoon Family Skating for the Winter Months: This posting is to announce the possibility of MWS family skating at Falmouth Family Ice on Friday afternoons from 1:40 to 2:40 beginning January 11th and running every Friday, except for a few, until April 12th. There are several ways to participate. You can pay a discounted lump sum for the season for you and your family to skate every Friday; you can pay a ' pay as you go' sum for you and your family to skate whenever you can make it; or you can pay a single child rate either as a lump sum or as he/she can make it if your child will be joining another family to skate.
      Unfortunately, I do not know the exact rates yet as it depends on how many families express interest; however, it will cost $200 per week to rent the ice time, for 10 to 12 weeks of skating that is $2000 to $2400 for the season. Last year it was $109 for the seasonal lump sum and $12 per week to drop in (no rate for the single child, but that needs adjusting this year). I can safely say that the cost will be similar to last year.

     If you and your family are interested, or if you have questions, please email or call me as soon as you can so that I can get all the details ironed out. Julia Dodge at or 712-523. Thanks so much. Think winter and skating! (12/11)

Property next to the Merriconeag Early Childhood Center for sale: 2.5 acre lot of cleared, open field for sale. This land is adjacent to the school property by the Early Childhood Center. Soil tested, southern exposure. Price: $80,000.00. Please contact Ruby or TJ McDermott, 66 Desert Rd., 207-233-2051 or 207-865-1300 email: (Note: TJ did the beautiful carvings on the classroom doors in the ECC!) (12/11)

Ballet Class is Part of Senior's Project: 12th grader Holly Perkins will be teaching an intro ballet class beginning in January. There will be five sessions of the class and they will be supervised by Mr. Saccone. This will take place in the community hall on Wednesday afternoons from 3:15 to 4:30. The class will be for children in 3rd through 5th grade. Holly is teaching this as part of her senior project and will be filming segments of the class to share in her project presentation. She asks that everybody taking the class comes to all five classes. There will be no cost. If interested please email Holly at or Mr. Saccone at

Class Dates: January 16, 30, February 6, 13, and March 6. (12/04)

Winter Ski Equipment and Skates Still Needed: We will have an exchange student from Paris living with us starting in late December and are looking to borrow a pair of skates and Nordic skis for her. For skis, we’re looking for Classic or combi, waxless or not – either option is fine as long as they’re in good working condition. She’s 5’5 ½” (166 cm) and 106#. For ski boots and skates, her shoe size is 7 (38 metric). We’ll take very good care of them and are happy to barter for lamb! Please call Jo D. Saffeir at 688-4191 or email (12/04)

Would you like to spruce up or add to your child's Ostheimer castle? I have a beautiful, large castle tower to sell! It's probably worth $100 on ebay but for you, my MWS friend, I'll let it go for $60! Let me know you are interested and I'll send a photo.Lucy Birkett Ahearne 865-9063 or (12/04)

3/4 size violin with case for sale. This wonderful, antique, German-built violin was lovingly played for 3 1/2 years and it's owner is not so thrilled to give it up in order to upgrade to next size! It is quite playable as-is, but new owners might want to have some restoration done at some point. The case is really nice too (rectangular and holds music well!). Asking $325 for violin and case. Bow not included because we don't have a 3/4 size bow to offer. FMO please contact Lucy Ahearne at 865-9063 or (12/04)

Violin Teacher in Brunswick area: After earning her bachelors degree in violin teaching at Hartt College of Music, Susan Krongold joined the North Carolina Symphony, then returned to New York for more study. She has balanced a career of performing and teaching, all over the world, with the family she so enjoys. After moving to Maine, she joined the Portland Symphony and The Maine Chamber Ensemble and now, she teaches violin in Auburn, Brunswick and Grey.She also teaches music to the Somali refugees in Lewiston, as jazz singing has become a part of her many-faceted career.To contact Susan for lessons: 782-4674 or email (Submitted by Nancy Roderick) (12/04)

Need a last minute Christmas sewing project done or alteration? Or perhaps a special doll outfit, pillow or a unique custom winter hat that you can't find in store? A warm blanket upcycled from sweaters? Please call Regina Kusche 847-3453 or (Mom of 1st and 5th graders) (12/04)

FREE Ketler trike: Needs a bit of work before going under the tree, but has a long future in the right hands.

Winter sports: Size 1 downhill ski boots $10. Adjustable skates size range 12 - 1 $10.  (12/04)

Must love dogs and cats: At least three families in a Cumberland Foreside neighborhood need a pet sitter/house sitter for occasional overnight, weekend or vacation care of dogs and/or cats. Successful work with one or two families is highly likely to lead to work with other neighbors. If you love animals and would like to meet our pets, please contact Donna Levi 781-6565. (12/04)