ROCKLAND

Applications being sought for lobster festival princesses

The Sea Goddess Coronation Committee is accepting online applications from young women who are interested in entering the 67th annual Maine Lobster Festival Sea Goddess Pageant this summer. The 2014 Sea Goddess Competition and Coronation will be the highlight of the 67th annual Maine Lobster Festival set for July 30.

Prior to the pageant, participating festival princesses will participate in local events and activities that highlight and promote the 2014 Maine Lobster Festival. Applications can be downloaded and printed at http://www.mainelobsterfestival.com/main-events/coronation.

The application and supporting information must be postmarked no later than March 31 and mailed to: Maine Lobster Festival Coronation Committee, P.O. Box 552, Rockland, ME 04841.

The Maine Sea Goddess Pageant is open to 20 eligible young women who meet the Maine Lobster Festival’s guidelines. Applicants must be single, a high school (or equivalent GED) graduate, not more than 21 years of age, and a Maine resident.

The winner of the pageant will receive a $2,000 cash award and will represent the Maine lobster fishing industry at events in Maine and across New England during her one-year reign.

For more details, call pageant chairwoman Sharon Lombardo at 594-4559 or 691-5203.

YARMOUTH

Academy receives $10,000 to renovate Safford Center

North Yarmouth Academy has received a $10,000 grant from the Libra Foundation to renovate its Safford Center dining facility and multi-purpose space, that serves as the center of academic and student life.

Currently in its bicentennial year, the academy is making a special effort to revitalize its campus with a particular focus on buildings of historical significance.

Safford Center was built in 1930 and first used as an auditorium. In 1976, the space was converted to Safford Center for student dining, meetings and general use.

Funds from the Libra Foundation grant will be used to improve the aesthetics and safety of the space, allowing the academy and the greater community to better utilize it during bicentennial celebrations and beyond.

For more details, call 847-5423 or go to www.NYA.org.