April 1, 2013

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Three Wells Junior High students were cited for their entries in an Americanism essay contest. From left, Deb Coady of the Amvets, students Wesley Moody, Kayla Looper and Emily Cottis, their teacher Julie Esch and Principal Chris Chessie.

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Applications are available at the library, at 25 Foreside Road, or on the website at www.topshamlibrary.org. They are due by May 25 and candidate interviews will be held by appointment on June 5.

For more details, call 725-1727 or email director@topshamlibrary.org.

SANFORD

Recreation now online

The Sanford Parks and Recreation Department is now taking online registrations with online payment options.

Visitors to the new site at www.sanfordrec.com will find a new website designed to easily locate programs and fill in registration forms.

Those who routinely register for programs can now create a new account that permanently stores data, thus alleviating the need to fill out new forms in the future and providing recreation department staffers with emergency/medical contacts, allergy information and more.

Visitors to the site also can reserve facilities/fields for use throughout the summer for events such as weddings, family reunions, ball practices and more.

PORTLAND

Students shows life smarts

Waynflete School has won Maine's premiere LifeSmarts State Championship, a competitive educational program designed to develop consumer and marketplace skills of teens.

Sponsored locally by the Maine Jump$tart Coalition, the LifeSmarts competition is currently offered in 42 states.

Students are quizzed on their knowledge of personal finance and other life skills, including inpersonal finance, health and safety, the environment, technology and consumer rights and responsibilities.

Waynflete students recently competed against teams from Sanford High School, Woodland High School and the United Technology Center of Bangor. The even was held at Unum in Portland.

Steve Kautz, a Waynflete math and finance teacher and a 2013 recipient of the Maine Jump$tart Coalition Financial Educator of the Year Award, coached the team.

James Liu, a senior at Waynflete, served as team captain. Other team members were seniors Abdi Mohamud and Lily Collins and juniors Sam Freedman and Sally Li.

Waynflete will represent the state at the National LifeSmarts Competition April 20-23 in Atlanta, Ga.

 

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