Chaps Saloon, Buxton

Chaps Saloon is a great Bar in Buxton, Maine.

Established in May of 2013, Chaps Saloon has become a popular local establishment known as so much more than bar.  Their event room upstairs has hosted weddings, private parties and corporate events; options upstairs are wide open!

Chaps Saloons daytime crowd enjoys homemade lunch 7-days a week; with night entertainment Thursday through Saturday, ranging from local DJ’s to small live acts as well as prominent local bands.

Chaps Saloon strongly believes in the importance supporting community efforts and are deeply vested in our Chaps Saloon patron family; pulling together for amazing large scale events and fund raisers.

Go check them out, you’ll be glad you did!

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Donut Hole Cafe

The Donut Hole Cafe at 4 Pierce Dr, Buxton, Maine is a great cafe that cook great breakfast, burgers and sandwiches.

They have their own car park and Serves breakfast, lunch and coffee.

They also have Delivery and Catering Services.

Visit The Donut Hole Cafe at 4 Pierce Dr, Buxton, Maine

Or Call them on +1 207-929-5060

THE DONUT HOLE OPENED FOR BUSINESS 33 YEARS AGO IN SCARBOROUGH ME. THE BUSINESS MOVED TO BUXTON MAINE FOR EXPANSION NOW INCLUDING A DRIVE THRU, ICE CREAM, AND SANDWICHES. ALL OF OUR PRODUCTS ARE MADE FRESH DAILY USING LOCAL FARMS WHEN POSSIBLE.

 

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Berry Library, Buxton

Berry Memorial Library in Bar Mills

Berry Library is located at 93 Main Street in the Bar Mills section of Buxton.  Like the other libraries in Town, Berry Memorial Library has a colorful history, which we would like to share.

The Berry Memorial Library was made possible by the generosity of Andrew L. and Susan A. Berry.  In Mr. Berry’s Will of 1911, he bequeathed a lot of land for a Free Public Library and a fund, the income of which was to be used to build a library, furnish books for the library, the care of the building, and to pay current expenses.  The library was to be called the Berry Library in memory of his father, Stephen H. Berry.  Andrew Berry died May 7, 1914 and his wife Susan, died March 1, 1926.  The Berrys had no children.

In correspondence to the Selectmen of Buxton, dated March 16, 1926, it was requested that steps be taken to accept or reject the proposal made in Mr. Berry’s Will.  At a Special Town Meeting held August 28, 1926, it was voted to accept the bequest as offered.  A Quit Claim Deed by Kate E. Came dated November 12, 1926 conveyed the property to the Town of Buxton.

Records indicate that in 1929 the Committee overseeing the construction of Berry Library turned over to the Town a building of pleasing exterior and harmonious furnishings that the citizens may be proud to own.  The Berry Library officially opened January 5, 1929 for distribution of books with Fannie E. Towle as Librarian.  Trustees oversee the day-to-day operation of the Library.

The Berry Library holds the following books relevant to the history of Buxton:

Narragansett No. 1
Buxton Centennial 1772-1872
One Hundred Fiftieth Anniversary of the Town of Buxton
Saco Valley Settlements and Families
History of York County, Maine

The Library has an excellent inventory of Maine Books and has many books donated regarding family histories and writings of authors native to Buxton.  On hand is a very good selection of fiction and non-fiction, old and new, as well as books that appeal to children.

The Berry Library is located in Bar Mills, Rte 4A, opposite the Eliza Libby School.  The Library is open on Tuesdays from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Thursdays from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., and Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.  The Library can be reached at 929-5484.  The public is welcome and we look forward to meeting new patrons in our community.

You can visit Berry Library Website at: http://www.berrylibrary.com./

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About Buxton

Buxton is bordered on the west by the Saco River, Hollis and Dayton, on the north by Standish, on the east by Gorham and Scarborough, and on the south by Saco. The outer edge of the Portland metropolitan area is less than 10 miles to the east. Once considered a “bedroom community”, Buxton has grown considerably within the last 20 years and as of the 2010 census it was reported that Buxton had a population of 8,034.

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Buxton is governed by a Board of five Selectmen that are elected to serve 3-year staggered terms.  Each year a Chairman of the Board is elected by the Board.

The Town has a full-time Police Department, Dispatch, Animal Control Officer,  Public Works, municipal offices, Code Officer, Transfer Station Manager and a full-time Fire Chief.  The Town also has two rescue vehicles, paramedics complimented by per-diem personnel in both fire and rescue services.

The Municipal Office is located at 185 Portland Road across the street from the Bar Mills Fire Station.  The Public Safety Department is located at 185 Portland Road in back of the Municipal Offices.  Buxton is very fortunate to have a new Public Works facility located at 215 Portland Road.  There are three fire stations, Bar Mills Fire Station located at 180 Portland Road, Groveville Fire Station located at  31 Turkey Lane and the Chicopee Fire Station located at 9 Gillette Road.

The Town of Buxton is part of the MSAD#6 School District which includes Hollis, Standish, Limington and Frye Island.  Buxton is a lovely community offering open spaces, two libraries and several parks and recreational areas for our residents as well as several small businesses.  Our residents are very community oriented and the Town has many activities geared toward children and families.

Buxton and The Shawshank Redemption

So great to see Buxton in Shawshank redemption.

Below are some images from the film.

Shawshank redemption chronicles the experiences of a formerly successful banker as a prisoner in the gloomy jailhouse of Shawshank after being found guilty of a crime he did not commit. The film portrays the man’s unique way of dealing with his new, torturous life; along the way he befriends a number of fellow prisoners, most notably a wise long-term inmate named Red.

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“Fear can hold you prisoner. Hope can set you free.”

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Andy and Red’s opening chat in the prison yard, in which Red is pitching a baseball, took nine hours to shoot. Morgan Freeman pitched that baseball for the entire nine hours without a word of complaint. He showed up for work the next day with his arm in a sling.

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When Andy goes to the library to begin work as Brooks’ assistant and Brooks’ crow, Jake, is squawking, Tim Robbins had to time his line, “Hey, Jake. Where’s Brooks?” so that the crow wouldn’t squawk over him, since the bird could not be trained to squawk on cue. Robbins was able to adapt to this and time his line perfectly by learning the bird’s squawking patterns, for which director Frank Darabont praised him. Robbins’ improvisation is noticeable as he watches the bird carefully while approaching it, waiting for it to squawk, and doesn’t begin his line until after it does so.

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When Red’s (Ellis Boyd Redding) parole form is stamped by the parole board, the typeface on the form is called American Typewriter which was not invented until 1974. The typeface is also not monospaced as a manual typewriter would, meaning it was most likely printed by a modern computer.

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Andy is introduced to the library by Brooks in 1949. Brooks points out a Louis L’Amour section, but L’Amour’s first book under his own name wasn’t published until 1953 (he had written a series of Hopalong Cassidy novels in the late 1940s under the name Tex Burns), and didn’t produce enough books to warrant his own section until the 1960’s. He was still somewhat known having written many short stories for pulp magazines, but these featured many writers and stories. Brooks also points out a section of Reader’s Digest Condensed Books, which were first published in 1950.

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Buxton Museum @ buxtonmuseum.com

21975 A.D. Shadd Road, North Buxton, ON N0P1Y0

phone: 519-352-4799

email: buxton@ciaccess.com

http://www.buxtonmuseum.com/

“The Raleigh Township Centennial Museum was officially opened in 1967 as part of the township’s Centennial celebrations. The Museum’s main purpose is to collect, preserve, exhibit, and interpret historical artifacts related to the Elgin (Buxton) Settlement from its founding in 1849 to the late 19th century.   A related purpose is to provide the personal histories and genealogies of the original settlers and their descendants through on-going historical research.

The Museum, renamed Buxton National Historic Site & Museum in 1998, is currently owned by the Municipality of Chatham-Kent. The Museum serves the inhabitants of Kent County and Southwestern Ontario, and also attracts visitors and researchers from across Canada and the United States.

This Statement of Purpose may not be altered without the consent of the Board of Directors of the Buxton National Historic site & Museum.”

Visit the Buxton Museum website at http://www.buxtonmuseum.com/

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Brief History of Buxton

The township was granted by the Massachusetts General Court as Narragansett Number 1 in 1728. It was assigned to Philemon Dane of Ipswich, Massachusetts and 119 other veterans (or their heirs) who had fought in King Philip’s War against the Narragansett Indians in 1675. Settlement was attempted in the early 1740s but abandoned because of the ongoing French and Indian Wars.

The first permanent settlement commenced in fall of 1750 near Salmon Falls, which was within protection of the stockaded blockhouse and trading post built in 1728 a half mile below Union Falls in present-day Dayton. Amos Chase was one of the pioneers of the town, and his daughter was said to be the first white child born in Buxton. He was a prominent figure in the area, one of the largest taxpayers, and was the first deacon of the Congregational Church in Pepperellborough (present-day Saco, ME). The first schoolhouse in Buxton was established in 1761 by Rev. Silas Moody. Narragansett Number 1 was incorporated in 1772 as Buxton. It was named by its minister, Rev. Paul Coffin for the spa town of Buxton in Derbyshire, England, for unknown reasons. Buxton, England is often incorrectly cited as the home of his ancestors, but that was Brixton.

Settlers found the land generally level and suited for farming. Chief crops were corn, potatoes and hay. Buxton also provided excellent water power sites. The first sawmill was on the Little River, a tributary of the Presumpscot River. A gristmill called Bog Mill was built at the outlet of Bonny Eagle Pond. The biggest mills, however, were located at the series of falls on the Saco River. Salmon Falls had sawmills capable of turning out four million feet of lumber annually. Bar Mills had gristmills and a box mill. Moderation Falls in West Buxton had sawmills, heading mills and woolen textile mills which produced about 936,000 yards of cloth annually. Buxton’s mill town prosperity left behind fine architecture. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places are Elden’s Store, the Buxton Powder House, the First Congregational Church, Royal Brewster House and Salmon Falls (East) Historic District.

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Buxton Churches

Churches in Buxton, Maine
  • Buxton Center Baptist Church

938 Long Plains Rd
Buxton, ME 04093
Phone:(207) 929-3011

  • Buxton United Methodist Church

276 Chicopee Rd
Buxton, ME 04093
Phone:(207) 642-3996

  • Emanuel Christian Church

PO Box 998
Buxton, ME 04093
Phone:(207) 772-8492

  • First Congregational Church

20 Old Orchard Rd
Buxton, ME 04093
Phone:(207) 929-8007

  • Jehovah’s Witnesses

409 Long Plains Rd
Buxton, ME 04093
Phone:(207) 727-4640

  • Living Waters Christian Church

197 Parker Farm Rd
Buxton, ME 04093
Phone:(207) 727-4444
Fax: (207) 727-4422

  • North Congregational Church

22 Church Hill Rd
Buxton, ME 04093
Phone: (207) 929-5600

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Buxton Center Baptist Church