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Greenville Municipal Airport ~Town of Greenville photo

Greenville Municipal Airport
~Town of Greenville photo

By Mike Lange, Piscataquis Observer

GREENVILLE, Maine — A Hampden physician who has been flying for more than 17 years is in the process of buying the fixed-base operation at Greenville Municipal Airport from Max Folsom.

Dr. Peter Thompson said that while nothing is finalized yet, work is progressing on the transfer of ownership. “I’ve known Max for a long, long time. I’ve been going to the (International Seaplane) Fly-In for at least 20 years, and this is an opportunity that comes once in a lifetime,” Thompson said.

Under the proposed arrangement, Thompson will buy the 60- by 80-foot hangar at the airport, a house on the property, 10 tie-downs and the low-lead gasoline pumps.

Folsom would lease hangar space for maintenance work, continue to give flight instructions and assist Thompson in overseeing the FBO. “This keeps Max involved doing the things he enjoys,” Thompson said. “He’s an icon in the community.”

The agreement would also let Thompson use the leased property in downtown Greenville as a seaplane base.

Folsom said that the decision to sell the FBO was based on a couple of factors. “My health is somewhat of an issue,” Folsom said. “And at first, I thought my family might be interested in taking it over, but they have other interests outside of aviation. Pete can now do things I can’t.”

Folsom’s family has been a part of the Greenville aviation scene since the 1940s, and his current company was founded by his father and the late Louis Hilton in 1963.

“This is a win-win situation for me, Pete and the town,” Folsom said. “Separating the lease into two components means that one of us can usually be around if something comes up. It will also benefit the town.”

Thompson said that one of the biggest selling points was the International Seaplane Fly-In whichtraditionally runs on the weekend after Labor Day. “It’s just an awesome event. You meet pilots from all over the country and overseas, and some have never flown a floatplane,” Thompson said.

Folsom agrees. “The Fly-In was designed to bring people into town for one more weekend, and it’s worked really well. All we need is good weather,” Folsom said.

Thompson said that another factor in his decision to buy the FBO was to build a retirement business for himself. “I’m 53, and I’ve been practicing medicine for quite a while. So this is something I can look forward to. Plus, my family (wife and two daughters) are very supportive,” Thompson said.

Greenville Municipal Airport, located about two miles west of the town, covers an area of 241 acres and has two asphalt paved runways: 3,999 by 75 feet and 3,000 by 75 feet.

Maine’s Congressional delegation recently announced that the airport will receive a U.S. Department of Transportation grant of $94,500 to update the existing master plan to identify future needs at the facility.

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Pasta Fagioli Slow Cooker Version - Just Like Olive Garden

2 lbs ground beef
1 onion, chopped
3 carrots, chopped
4 stalks celery, chopped
2 (28 ounce) cans diced tomatoes, undrained
1 (16 ounce) can red kidney beans, drained
1 (16 ounce) can white kidney beans, drained
3 (10 ounce) cans beef stock
3 teaspoons oregano
2 teaspoons pepper
5 teaspoons parsley
1 teaspoon Tabasco sauce (optional)
1 (20 ounce) jar spaghetti sauce
8 ounces pasta
Directions:

1. Brown beef in a skillet.
2. Drain fat from beef and add to crock pot with everything except pasta.
3. Cook on low 7-8 hours or high 4-5 hours.
4. During last 30 min on high or 1 hour on low, add pasta.

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shelagh talbot | BDN Poor Pauline - tied to the tracks (from Teddy at the Throttle, an old silent film).

shelagh talbot | BDN
Poor Pauline – tied to the tracks (from Teddy at the Throttle, an old silent film).

by Shelagh Talbot Courtesy Bangor Daily News

GREENVILLE JCT — Imagine an attractive, articulate, and eternally young woman; a woman so fearless that she served as a stunt double in filming the most perilous scenes of many silent screen stars, including Gloria Swanson and Pearl White. Imagine a woman who earned fame and fortune in films, and then retired to a quiet unassuming life in the Moosehead Lake region. Further imagine that, even though living far from Hollywood, she maintained contacts and has been a close confidant of famous stage, screen, and rock stars, past and present, and now is privy to many of their most closely held secrets. No need to imagine; that woman is the very real and very private Pauline X, who elects to withhold her last name in order to preserve her privacy.

Now comes the unimaginable: On Saturday, August 17th at the Junction Depot’s “Gala Open House,” Pauline X will make her first public appearance, fearlessly lifting the curtain of secrecy to reveal some of the darkest secrets of even the most respected stars. Those who know her well say Pauline has promised to hold nothing back during her Depot appearance. Her only concern is that the ruthless Hollywood private detective, Dan Diablo, has for years been warning her to keep quiet. You won’t want to miss her explosive disclosures.

Pauline’s appearance will be just one part of the fun to be had at the Depot gala, with doors open from 10:00 AM until 2:00 PM. In Pauline’s honor there will be a free continuous showing of a condensed silent-screen railroad thriller, “Teddy at the Throttle.” The Dexter Community Band will present a rousing concert at noon, as Grill Master General and others offer up delicious lunch and desert favorites. There will be a velocipede “ride on the rails” for the young (and the not so young), guided tours of the Depot and an opportunity to meet and share reminiscences with old-time railroad workers. Outstanding local artists and artisans will be on hand, displaying and offering their creations. On top of all that will be fun photo opportunities and prizes and surprises galore, including the kick off of a raffle to win a week in Costa Rica plus $250 spending money to boot. All this done for a very worthy cause: to help “Save the Depot.”

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Moosehead Lake Eagle by Karen Folsom

Moosehead Lake Eagle by Karen Folsom

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End of Season Canoe Sale

End of Season Canoe Sale

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Annual Depot Celebration

Annual Depot Celebration

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New Item: Malone Kayak Trailers

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