Brothers open Mapleton garage

5 years ago

Over the summer, the Levesque family of Mars Hill renovated Ebb Lovely’s garage in downtown Mapleton.  The whole family was involved in the project, which included fixing the roof, doors, windows and walls and the complete repainting of the building’s exterior.  

Last week all this work paid off with the opening of the new garage.  In honor of Ebb Lovely, Joe, Steve and Ralph Levesque opened Ebb’s Autowork, a full service garage.  Joe Levesque pointed out they are still a work in progress and are working to become a certified vehicle and heavy equipment inspection garage.

Joe Levesque’s brother Steve handles the towing service with their rollback tow truck.  His other brother, Ralph, is a detailing specialist. The fourth member of the team is Aaron McCormak, diesel technician.  

Joe explained they are close friends with Glendon Braley, owner of the building, who convinced them to come to Mapleton, and recalled their family connection to Mapleton.  The brothers’ parents were married next door in the Mapleton Lions Community Hall.

Joe said, “The garage was there then and it seemed right to keep the connection back to the day of our parents’ marriage.”

SAD 1 hearing  

Tonight, Oct. 3, at 6:30 p.m. at Mapleton Elementary School, the first of three public hearings on SAD 1’s right-sizing referendum, to face voters on Nov. 6, will be held.  The bond issue as described by the school district is “a bond to balance schools in MSAD 1.”

The board’s research with staff and external consultants along with input from public meetings will be reviewed to explain the idea of right-sizing and repurposing the district’s schools.  

A second hearing will be held Thursday evening at Presque Isle Middle School at 6:30 p.m.

Club’s New Year

The Chapman Ridge Runners Snowmobile Club’s new year starts on Oct. 10 at 6:30 p.m. with an informational meeting for all members followed by a directors’ meeting.  Members will plan their public baked potato and dessert supper scheduled for Oct. 19, 4:30 to 6 p.m.

Additionally initial planning will start for the landowners’ turkey supper in November.   The club will host their annual Craft Fair on Oct. 27 at the Mapleton Lions Hall. Donations are needed.

Another weekly activity starting in October and running through May is a crafting/quilting group.  They will meet Wednesdays 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the clubhouse. If interested, contact Linda Pelletier at 762-3741.

The club encourages 2017-2018 members to renew their memberships. New membership is available to anyone wishing to join and support the activities of the Club.  FMI, contact Sue Maynard at 764-1236.

First Friday

The Mapleton Methodist Church will hold its First Friday Luncheon on Oct. 5 at 11:30 a.m.   The luncheon promises fun, with some local snowbirds who have not headed south expected to attend.  

While the food is always delicious, the real joy is being with long-time friends as well as making new friends sharing family updates, stories and memories.   Remember there is no charge for the lunch, but donations will be accepted.

Terry Sandusky is the Star-Herald correspondent for Mapleton, Chapman and Castle Hill and can be reached at 764-4916 or at