The first Appleton Historical Society meeting of 2018 will be held on Monday, Jan. 8th, at 7 p.m., at the Appleton Library, 2916 Sennebec Road, The presenter for the evening will be Donald Burke, sharing his memories of two well-known Appleton residents, Ira Proctor and Lawrence Whitney. Each was a bit of a character. Burke knew them well, and has many good stories about them – and some in the audience may, as well. Come and share in reminiscences of former times in Appleton. Light refreshments will be served. A slate of officers will be presented by the Nominating Committee. The AHS annual meeting and potluck, and annual election of officers, will take place on Monday, Feb. 5, with the potluck beginning at 6:00 p.m. and the meeting beginning at 7.