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Free community breakfast, including eggs, bacon, pancakes, French toast and pastries, as well as coffee, tea, juice and milk. 6:30 to 9 a.m. Chestnut Street Baptist Church, 29 Chestnut St., Camden. 542-0360.

WEDNESDAY

Free meal, Trinity Lutheran Church. 5 to 6 p.m. Westbrook Community Center, 426 Bridge St. 854-5653.

THURSDAY

Free community meal, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 678 Washington Ave. Open to all, in collaboration with Wayside Food Programs.

Knights of Columbus 19th annual community Thanksgiving meal, featuring turkey with all the trimmings, dessert and beverages. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Most Holy Trinity Church, 271 Main St., Saco. Order takeout by 4 p.m. Wednesday at 282-3321. Free.

Wayside Food Programs annual Thanksgiving meal, featuring a traditional made-from-scratch meal. 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Portland Club, 156 State St., Portland. Free.

St. Francis of Assisi Church free Thanksgiving meal, noon to 2 p.m. 81 Court St., Belfast. Contact Tim and Jewel O’Donnell at 469-8811.

St. Mary of the Visitation free Thanksgiving meal, 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Parish hall, 112 Military St., Houlton. 532-2871.

19th annual Project Pilgrim complimentary Thanksgiving Day meal, noon to 1:30 p.m. St. Martha Church, 30 Portland Road, Kennebunk. 967-1911.

St. Catherine of Sienna Church and Christ Episcopal Church Thanksgiving Day meal, noon. St. Catherine of Sienna parish hall, 32 Paris St., Norway. Free.

St. Thérèse of Lisieux youth group community Thanksgiving Day meal, noon. St. Ignatius gymnasium cafeteria, 25 Riverside Ave., Sanford. Takeout available. Contact Tracy McGrath at 608-9413. Free.

Thanksgiving Day meal, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. St. Francis Xavier Church, 130 Route 133, Winthrop. Takeout available. To sign up for delivery, call 377-7210. Free.

FRIDAY

Haddock chowder and lobster roll luncheon, featuring egg salad and chicken salad sandwiches, potato chips, pickles and fresh-baked chocolate chip cookies. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. North Deering Congregational Church, 1364 Washington Ave. A la carte and combo prices range from $5 to $13. Fresh bread for $2. 797-2487.

SATURDAY

Baked bean supper, 5 p.m. Centenary United Methodist Church, 113 Dr. Mann Road, Skowhegan. $8. 474-3915.

Potluck supper, 5 p.m. North Belgrade Community Center, 508 Smithfield Road, Belgrade. Free. 465-7874.

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Live, silent auctions part of P.A.W.S. event

The P.A.W.S. Auction for the Animals, featuring both a live and a silent auction, a wide variety of appetizers, a carving station and a cash bar, will be held from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Samoset Resort, 220 Warrenton St.

Tickets are $35. To purchase tickets or to view more auction items, go to www.pawsadoption.org. Online bidding will open at 9 p.m. Nov. 28.

NORTH BERWICK

Craft fair helps provide families with food, heat

The 10th annual Neighborly Craft Fair will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at North Berwick Elementary School, 25 Varney Road.

The event will feature crafters, baked goods, raffles and a silent auction. Refreshments and lunch will be available.

All proceeds will help assist local families with food and heat this winter. Donations are accepted. Bring a nonperishable food item to receive a free raffle ticket.

For more details, email nbneighborlycraftfair@gmail.com or call Linda at 676-9063.

NEW GLOUCESTER

‘Tiny Timber’ lighting includes open houses

The annual lighting of “Tiny Timber,” New Gloucester’s holiday tree, will take place at 4:30 p.m. Sunday at the Town Hall, 385 Intervale Road (Route 231). The event will include holiday music, open houses and refreshments.

For more details, call Leonard Brooks at 926-3188.

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Bank gives $22,000 in grants to seven Maine nonprofits

Camden National Bank recently presented awards and $22,000 in grant money to seven Maine nonprofits at its annual Leaders & Luminaries Awards Luncheon, with the theme “2017 Focus on Board Innovation: Transforming Governance through Shared Leadership.”

Now in its fifth year, the awards program recognizes outstanding board leadership, dedication and passion in the Maine nonprofit community.

To date, the bank has given $107,000 in donations to 31 Maine nonprofits through its private charitable foundation.

This year’s award winners are board directors for Area Interfaith Outreach, Camp Sunshine at Sebago Lake Inc., Junior Achievement of Maine, Sarah’s House of Maine, the Susan L. Curtis Foundation, Maine School Garden Network and Sea Change Yoga.

They were selected from more than 70 nonprofit board members to receive between $1,000 and $10,000.

AUGUSTA

Main-E-Acts baton twirlers to join Philadelphia parade

The Main-E-Acts Baton Twirling Team will perform in the Philadelphia Thanksgiving Day Parade on Thursday in the Pennsylvania city.

Billed as the oldest Thanksgiving Day parade in the country, the procession includes balloons, floats, high school marching bands and celebrities that will march down Benjamin Franklin Parkway and finish in front of the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

The Main-E-Acts Baton Twirling Team, created in 2004, is the travel component of the Central Maine Twirling Corps, a larger baton twirling program offered by the Augusta Recreation Department and Bangor Parks and Recreation Department.

Team members are selected each year for outstanding twirling abilities, teamwork, enthusiasm, commitment, dedication and passion for the sport of baton twirling.

This will be the team’s first performance in the Philadelphia Thanksgiving Day Parade.

The Main-E-Acts are the 2017 Northeast Regional Show Corps, Parade Corps and Halftime Show team champions; the 2017 National Beg/Senior Dance Twirl and Twirl Team champions; and were ranked in the prestigious Grand National Top 10 in several other events at the 2017 National Baton Twirling Association’s Grand National Championships in Indiana in July.

The 2017 Main-E-Acts team includes Mollie Berglund and Amanda Cameron, both of West Gardiner; Paige Blackwell and Helen Rebar, both of Bangor; Morgan Mayhew and Megan McCormick, both of South Paris; Cassidy Fish, Ingrid Plant, Alanna Thomas and Embree Thomas, all of Hampden; Jessica Hymas and Makenzie Sayers, both of Brewer; Lindsay Pitts of Bucksport; Grace Thompson of Kenduskeag; and Autumn Trafton of Augusta.

The Main-E-Acts are directed and coached by Andrea Fletcher of Portland and co-coached by Meagan Sawyer of Brewer and Morgan Sorey of Bucksport.

CASTINE

Maine Maritime Academy honors students, faculty

Maine Maritime Academy recently honored students and faculty during its annual Academic Achievement Awards banquet.

Honored as Henry A. Scheel Scholars were: Alexandra Allen, Class of 2019, Easton; Alexander Black, Class of 2019, Charleston, South Carolina; Rachel Borisko, Class of 2019, Atkinson, New Hampshire; John Brigante Jr., Class of 2018, Woodbine, Maryland; Rachel Bunker, Class of 2020, Ellsworth; Jacob Chubbuck, Class of 2018, Orono; Adam Clukey, Class of 2018, Norridgewock; Hila Shooter, Class of 2019, Monroe; Marshall Spear, Class of 2018, Rockport; and Erik Young, Class of 2018, Howland.

American Bureau of Shipping Scholars include: Jeremy Beaulieu, Scarborough; John Brigante Jr., Woodbine, Maryland; Ryan Donjon and Michael Granger, both of Saco; William Easley, Niceville, Florida; Jared Hall, North Granby, Connecticut; Rylee Knox, Turner; Jacques Lussier, Groveland, Massachusetts; and Liam O’Leary, Stratford, Connecticut; all of the Class of 2018.

The Mitchell Institute Awards Scholars are: Max Barton, Yarmouth; Tanton Mattson, Lisbon Falls; Brayden Miller, Dexter; Alexander Powers, Medway; and Brooke Wagstaff, Wiscasset, all of the Class of 2021.

The Professor’s Award for Excellence in Casualty Analysis was given to Garrett Nelson, Class of 2018, a vessel operations and technology major from Sidney.

An Excellence in Teaching Award was presented to assistant professor Jeffrey Boal.

WESTBROOK

Acadia Insurance donates $15,000 for scholarships

Acadia Insurance recently gave $15,000 to the scholarship program at Southern Maine Community College as part of a three-year partnership with the Foundation for Maine’s Community Colleges.

Each year, five business administration students, entering their second year at Southern Maine Community College, will receive a $1,000 scholarship – with preference given to those interested in the insurance industry.

SANFORD

Autism therapy wing opens at child development center

Waban’s Fraser-Ford Child Development Center recently celebrated the opening of its new autism therapy wing with a gathering of major donors, key participants, teachers, board members and senior staff members.

The new 7,000-square-foot autism therapy wing at the Fraser-Ford Child Development Center is the result of five years of planning, several years of fundraising, a $2 million capital campaign, and the generosity of hundreds of individuals, businesses, corporations, organizations and community members.

The center will expand services for pre-kindergarten to second-grade students with autism.

The new wing will house essential programs for that age group and will serve the children and families of southern Maine.

Four new classrooms are set up and furnished, and several students have already enrolled and begun classes in the new wing. The school’s main entrance has been moved and offices and therapy spaces have been added. The new multipurpose room is a gymnasium-like space with a built-in climbing structure and special cushioned flooring.

BIDDEFORD

American Cancer Society honors volunteer’s efforts

Southern Maine Health Care oncology nurse navigator Peggy Belanger, R.N., O.C.N., is a recipient of the 2018 American Cancer Society Lane W. Adams Quality of Life Award.

Belanger is among seven individuals nationwide to receive the honor, which recognizes her leadership in serving the complex needs of cancer patients and their families, and consistently providing excellent cancer care.

Belanger has volunteered with the American Cancer Society for more than 30 years, and she is an 11-year volunteer with the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network.

Her dedication to easing the burdens of cancer has been recognized through two prestigious awards, including the American Cancer Society’s 2015 Sandra C. Labaree Volunteer Values Award, and the 2014 Southern Maine Health Care Caregiver of the Year Award.

Peggy volunteers for a free medical clinic that helps the underserved and uninsured patients in her community, and she founded a choral group that performs for hospice patients.

Igor Prokopiw, M.D., of Southern Maine Health Care Gastroenterology in Biddeford was named Caregiver of the Year, and communications and design specialist Diana Chapman was named the Rock Star of the Year at the hospital’s annual employee recognition event. Both Prokopiw and Chapman are members of the Southern Maine Health Care team.

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Ozzie Mitchell Pierce, born Nov. 1 to Adam and Erica (Mansfield) Pierce of Shapleigh. Grandparents are Jack and Deborah Mansfield of Limerick, and Barry and Karen Pierce of Shapleigh.

River Raymond Monahan, born Nov. 1 to Stephanie Monahan of Sanford. Grandparents are Rene Monahan, Richard Monahan and Tom Harden, all of Sanford.

Ryder Robert Anderson and Tristan John Anderson, born Nov. 1 to Chad and Audra (Dame) Anderson of Waterboro. Grandparents are Robert Dame and Bonnie Allen of Waterboro, and John and Barbara Anderson of Shapleigh.

Emelia Ellen Roux, born Nov. 4 to Joshua and Corinne (Farnham) Roux of Arundel. Grandparents are Tracy Cortnell of Old Orchard Beach, Lance Farnham of Arundel and Christine Smith of Biddeford.

Lucas Jamieson Dion Jr., born Nov. 5 to Lucas Dion and Jacqueline Murray of Limerick. Grandparents are Gary and Joyce Woodsome of Limerick, and Jim and Michele Dion of North Waterboro.

Blaine Robert Parsons, born Nov. 7 to George Parsons III and Clarissa Sawyer of Scarborough. Grandparents are Robert Sawyer of Abbott, Stacie Pelkey of Richmond, and Richard and Doreen Nelson of Rio Rico, Arizona.

Mid Coast Hospital

Avery Alton Butler, born Nov. 1 to Jared Charles and Ashley Michelle (Libby) Butler of Durham. Grandparents are Kimberly and Matt Libby Sr. of Bath, and Jon Butler.

Devon Bryan Webber, born Nov. 3 to Tyler Harland and Vanessa Lynn (Gutierrez) Webber of Lisbon. Grandparents are Ruy and Tamara Gutierrez of Phippsburg, and Bryan Webber and Linda Coughlin, both of Brunswick. Great-grandparents are Harland and Mary-Ellen Webber of Yarmouth, Opal Cassidy of Pembroke Pines, Florida, and Yolanda Gutierrez of Miami, Florida.

Ellie Grace Tibbetts, born Nov. 3 to Anthony Michael Tibbetts and Ariel Bridget LeDuc of Brunswick. Grandparents are Kevin and Pam LeDuc of Topsham, John Tibbetts of Woolwich and Lisa Tibbetts of Bowdoin. Great-grandparents are Charlie and Sharon Meserve and Alice Tibbetts.

Henry Clement Belanger, born Nov. 4 to Christian Clement Belanger and Nicole Marie Bloom of Wiscasset. Grandparents are Tommy Bloom of Oil City, Pennsylvania, Glade Bloom of Wiscasset, and Rodney Belanger and Theresa Belanger, both of Augusta.

Addyson Grace Robitaille, born Nov. 7 to Joseph Michael and Caitlyn Marie (Lacasse) Robitaille of Lisbon Falls. Grandparents are Mark and Roberta Lacasse and Michael and Lolita Robitaille, all of Lisbon Falls. Great-grandparents are Beverly Leighton and Eleanor French, both of Lisbon.

Carly Mckenna Fortin, born Nov. 7 to Christopher Gregory and Leanne Marie (Bolduc) Fortin of Lisbon Falls. Grandparents are Lisa and Ronald Bolduc II of Lisbon, and Gregory Fortin and Karen Hlister, both of Lewiston. Great-grandparents are Michelle Hlister of Durham, Donna and Bill Dingle of South Paris and Janice Bolduc of Poland.

Sawyer Jay Elwell, born Nov. 12 to Justin Elwell and Amanda Bernier of Brunswick. Grandparents are Julie Gilliam of Topsham, Scott and Kim Bernier of West Bath, and Beau and Traycee Elwell of Bath.

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Christmas fair proceeds go toward food pantry

A Christmas fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Duffy’s Restaurant, 168 Saco Ave.

All proceeds will benefit the Old Orchard Beach Maine Food Pantry.

GORHAM

Holiday fair includes crafts, decorations, knitted items

An Old-Fashioned Christmas Fair will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at West Gorham Union Church, 190 Ossipee Trail.

The event will feature craft tables, baked goods, candy, Christmas decorations, jewelry, knitted items, quilted items, raffles, a kids-only shopping room, and lunch and snack items, including fish chowder, sandwiches, sweets and drinks.

Home for the Holidays fair features three meals

A Home for the Holidays Christmas Fair will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at St. Anne’s Church, 299 Main St.

The event will feature raffles, crafts, jewelry, baked goods, Grandma’s Attic, kids’ shopping and more.

A light breakfast will be offered in the morning, haddock chowder and chili will be served for lunch, and pulled pork and baked beans will be served for dinner from 5 to 6:30 p.m.

BUXTON

Christmas fair includes crafts, raffles, jewelry

A Christmas craft fair and luncheon will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at North Congregational Church, 22 Church Hill Road.

The event will include crafts, raffles and jewelry. There will be a food table with bread, pies, candy and baked beans, a room for a white-elephant gift exchange, and a cookie walk. Lunch items include chili, soup, hot dogs, potato chips, coffee and punch.

GRAY

Annual Holly Fair offers Cookie Trail, craft vendors

The First Congregational Church of Gray’s annual Holly Fair and Chowder Luncheon will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Parish House, 5 Brown St.

The event will feature the traditional Cookie Trail, lunch items and gift items from a variety of craft vendors.

SOUTH PORTLAND

Holly Daze Bazaar includes wreaths, gifts, baked goods

A Holly Daze Bazaar will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the First Congregational Church of South Portland, 301 Cottage Road.

The sale will include wreaths, gifts, baked goods, Grandma’s Attic and lunch items from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Lunch includes haddock chowder, lobster and crab meat rolls, chicken salad rolls and apple crisp.

The bazaar is handicapped-accessible.

For more details, call Dana Wiggins at 767-4181 or email danawig@gmail.com.

WELLS

‘Feral Newfoundland’ talk explores region’s secrets

Artist, musician and photographer Deborah Gordon will give the talk “Feral Newfoundland” at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Wells Reserve, 342 Laudholm Farm Road.

Gordon will discuss the secrets and hidden natural wonders of Newfoundland and Labrador with an in-depth slideshow detailing its wildlife, landscape and architecture.

The York County Audubon program is free and open to all.

Four opportunities to see Arthur Miller’s ‘The Crucible’

The Wells Players will present four performances of the Arthur Miller drama “The Crucible” this week at 200 Sanford Road.

The show opens Tuesday with a 3:30 p.m. matinee. Seats are $5 for adults and free for students and seniors.

Evening performances are at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, with a final production at 7 p.m. Friday. Tickets for the evening performances are $8 for adults and $5 for students and seniors.

POWNAL CENTER

Artists will showcase work at 19th annual holiday fair

Bradbury Mountain Arts’ 19th annual Holiday Show & Sale of Fine Arts & Crafts will be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at Mallett Hall, 429 Hallowell Road, Route 9.

Sixteen artists will feature painting, photography, sculpture, printmaking, pottery, jewelry, wood-turning, fiber arts, drawings and more. Local Girl Scouts will sell warm food and baked goods.

This event is free and handicapped-accessible.

For more details, call 688-4744.

NEW GLOUCESTER

Program looks at WWI through Maine lens

Jason C. Libby will present a program titled “World War One, Maine and A Local Hero” at 7 p.m. Thursday at the New Gloucester Historical Society Meetinghouse, 389 Intervale Road, next to Town Hall on Route 231.

The event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

For details, call Leonard L. Brooks at 926-3188.

BIDDEFORD

Classes held on cooking, being a first-time dad

Southern Maine Health Care will offer the following health education programs this week:

A Daddy Survival class, for first-time dads, from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday. The class offers tips on planning and preparing for a child, labor from a man’s point of view, and what to expect once you get home. The class meets at 1 Medical Center Drive.

A natural-foods cooking class focusing on macrobiotics will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday at Sweetser School, 50 Moody St., Saco. The class is free, but registration is required by calling 283-7320.

SCARBOROUGH

Church concert celebrates refurbished Austin organ

Blue Point Congregational Church will host a concert at 3 p.m. Sunday at 236 Pine Point Road to celebrate the completion of repairs to its Austin organ.

Organist George Bozeman will play. A reception will follow in the fellowship hall.

Admission is free and all are welcome.

SOUTH BERWICK

Soup Swap rescheduled; large pots encouraged

A previously planned Sobo Soup Swap has been rescheduled for 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the South Berwick Library, 27 Young St.

Attendees are asked to bring a pot of their favorite soup that is large enough for all to sample, so people may enjoy a variety of soups or stews.

For more details, go to www.southberwicklibrary.org or call 384-3308.

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Military notes http://www.pressherald.com/2017/11/13/military-notes-67/ http://www.pressherald.com/2017/11/13/military-notes-67/#respond Mon, 13 Nov 2017 09:00:00 +0000 http://www.pressherald.com/?p=1286643 Air Force National Guard airman 1st Class April Chapman has graduated from basic training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland near San Antonio, Texas, following an intensive eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness and basic warfare principles and skills.

Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate degree through the Community College of the Air Force.

Retired Capt. W. Russell Webster, Class of 1977, of Cape Elizabeth has received a Distinguished Alumnus Award from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy’s Alumni Association.

Webster served for 42 years in three federal agencies: the Coast Guard, Transportation Security Administration and Federal Emergency Management Agency.

Hallmarks of his career include being incident commander for the JFK Jr. and EgyptAir 990 plane crashes, as well as being an integral part of the Coast Guard’s response on and after 9/11.

At the Transportation Security Administration, Webster helped develop terrorist-detection programs, and he led FEMA Region 1’s initial response in the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombing.

The honor is bestowed annually to a select group of graduates for outstanding accomplishments and achievements, either in military or civilian life. Webster was cited for his outstanding example of character, courage and leadership.

Webster is the son of the late John W. and Lucille R. Webster. Early in his career, he served as a junior officer at the South Portland Coast Guard Station.

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Historic New England gets grant for gutter analysis

Historic New England has been awarded a $4,903 grant from the Maine Historic Preservation Commission’s FY2017 Federal Historic Preservation Fund to analyze the efficiency of gutters installed on its historic buildings.

The analysis will determine how best to prevent water damage to the state’s historic buildings.

Historic New England will use the grant, combined with funds from its Preservation Maintenance Fund, to analyze gutters and downspouts at seven of its public properties in Maine, along with two privately owned properties protected by its Preservation Easement Program.

WINDHAM

Barbecue, auction raise $165,000 for riding center

The 10th annual Triple B ~ Boots, Band and BBQ has raised $165,000 benefiting the Riding To The Top Therapeutic Riding Center.

More than 350 attended the barbecue and dance, which featured live music and an auction.

The Saint Joseph’s College baseball team helped with parking, food service, the auction and recycling.

Volunteers contributed more than 750 hours working on the Triple B.

SACO

Reservations being taken for free Thanksgiving meal

Reservations are being accepted for the 19th annual Free Community Thanksgiving Dinner, to be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 23 at Most Holy Trinity Church, 271 Main St.

The traditional holiday meal will include turkey with all the fixins, dessert and beverages. Dinner is also available for takeout. Takeout orders must be placed in advance and will be delivered between noon and 1 p.m.

Menus and order forms are available at the Good Shepherd Parish office at 271 Main St. or by calling 282-3321. Forms must be returned by Nov. 22 at 4 p.m.

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Free community breakfast, including eggs, bacon, pancakes, French toast and pastries, as well as coffee, tea, juice and milk. 6:30 to 9 a.m. Chestnut Street Baptist Church, 29 Chestnut St., Camden. 542-0360.

WEDNESDAY

Free meal, Trinity Lutheran Church. 5 to 6 p.m. Westbrook Community Center, 426 Bridge St. 854-5653.

Otisfield community lunch, featuring roast turkey with all the trimmings, homemade pies, tea and coffee. 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Community Hall, Route 121, Otisfield. Free, but donations are appreciated.

THURSDAY

Free community meal, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 678 Washington Ave. Open to all, in collaboration with Wayside Food Programs.

FRIDAY

Haddock chowder and lobster roll luncheon, featuring egg salad and chicken salad sandwiches, potato chips, pickles and fresh-baked chocolate chip cookies. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. North Deering Congregational Church, 1364 Washington Ave. A la carte and combo prices range from $5 to $13. Fresh bread for $2. 797-2487.

SATURDAY

Public dinner, featuring oven-roasted pulled pork, baked beans, hot dogs, potato salad, coleslaw, bread and pies. 5 to 6:30 p.m. St. Anne’s Church, 299 Main St., Gorham. $8, $3 for children 12 and under.

Public bean supper, with homemade kidney and pea beans, brown bread, red and brown hot dogs, American chop suey, coleslaw, hot rolls, biscuits, pies and hot and cold beverages. 4 to 6 p.m. Saco Grange Hall No. 53, 168 North St., Saco. $8, $3 for children under 12. Takeout available. Call 831-5784 or email sacogrange53@gmail.com.

Baked bean and American chop suey supper, 4 to 6 p.m. Brown Memorial Methodist Church. $7, $4 for children under 12. For tickets, call 426-9519 that day.

Free supper buffet, featuring baked beans, American chop suey, chicken alfredo, biscuits and gravy. 5 to 6:30 p.m. Riverside Baptist Church. Takeout available. 649-4494.

Bean supper, with casseroles, homemade pies, live music and a mini-fair. 5 to 6 p.m. Peoples United Methodist Church, 310 Broadway, South Portland.

Public supper, featuring baked ham, baked beans, macaroni and cheese, corn bread, brown bread, vegetables, salad and dessert. 5 to 6:30 p.m. First Baptist Church of Gardiner, 47 Church St., Gardiner. $8, $4 for children under 10.

SUNDAY

Public breakfast buffet, featuring eggs to order, bacon, sausage, pancakes, French toast, home fries, juice, biscuits, gravy, muffins, coffee and tea. 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. Columbian Club Hall, 807 Middle St., Bath. $7, $3 for ages 4 to 12, free for younger children.

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Graham Anders Thomas, born Oct. 25 to Marcus Reed and Keara Ellis (Thomas) of Brunswick. Grandparents are Cheryl and James Ellis of Jacksonville, Florida, and Laurie and Jay Thomas of Mason City, Iowa. Great-grandparents are Mary Reese of Jacksonville, Florida, Ruth King of Mason City, Iowa, William Ellis of Absecon, New Jersey, and Doris and Rich Lambert of Coatesville, Pennsylvania.

Avery Florence Hinds, born Oct. 27 to Todd A. and Jessica Devoid Hinds of Topsham. Grandparents are Beth-Ann Devoid of Hinesburg, Vermont, and David Hinds of Fairhope, Alabama. Great-grandparents are Norma Giovannucci of Skowhegan and Ruoy Pianteoosi of Acton, Massachusetts.

Avery Alton Butler, born Nov. 1 to Jared Charles and Ashley Michelle (Libby) Butler of Durham. Grandparents are Kimberly and Matt Libby Sr. of Bath and Jon Butler.

Devon Bryan Webber, born Nov. 3 to Tyler Harland and Vanessa Lynn (Gutierrez) Webber of Lisbon. Grandparents are Ruy and Tamara Gutierrez of Phippsburg, and Bryan Webber and Linda Coughlin, both of Brunswick. Great-grandparents are Harland and Mary-Ellen Webber of Yarmouth, Opal Cassidy of Pembroke Pines, Florida, and Yolanda Gutierrez of Miami.

Ellie Grace Tibbetts, born Nov. 3 to Anthony Michael Tibbetts and Ariel Bridget LeDuc of Brunswick. Grandparents are Kevin and Pam LeDuc of Topsham, John Tibbetts of Woolwich and Lisa Tibbetts of Bowdoin. Great-grandparents are Charlies and Sharon Meserve and Alice Tibbetts.

Henry Clement Belanger, born Nov. 4 to Christian Clement Belanger and Nicole Marie Bloom of Wiscasset. Grandparents are Tommy Bloom of Oil City, Pennsylvania, Glade Bloom of Wiscasset and Rodney Belanger and Theresa Belanger, both of Augusta.

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Noah Michael Pillsbury, born Oct. 25 to Kelly Jones and Keith Pillsbury of Naples. Grandparents are Mark and Gale Pillsbury of Windham, Keith and Tammalyn Turner of New Gloucester and Kevin Kimball of Gray. Great-grandmother is Dorothy Kimball of Gray.

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Free community breakfast, including eggs, bacon, pancakes, French toast and pastries, as well as coffee, tea, juice and milk. 6:30 to 9 a.m. Chestnut Street Baptist Church, 29 Chestnut St., Camden. 542-0360.

WEDNESDAY

Free meal, Trinity Lutheran Church. 5 to 6 p.m. Westbrook Community Center, 426 Bridge St. 854-5653.

THURSDAY

Free community meal, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 678 Washington Ave. Open to all, in collaboration with Wayside Food Programs.

Annual turkey supper, including stuffing, potatoes and gravy, cranberries, squash, green beans, bread, pie and coffee. Featuring classical guitarist Charlie Haiss. 5:30 p.m. UU Meeting House, 112 Easy St., Pittsfield. Suggested donation, $10, $4 for children. 487-2706.

FRIDAY

Haddock chowder and lobster roll luncheon, featuring egg salad and chicken salad sandwiches, potato chips, pickles and fresh-baked chocolate chip cookies. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. North Deering Congregational Church, 1364 Washington Ave. A la carte and combo prices range from $5 to $13. Fresh bread for $2. 797-2487.

SATURDAY

Free Veterans Day breakfast, 8 to 11 a.m. Kennebunkport American Legion Post, Route 9. Veterans and their spouses are invited.

Roast turkey dinner, with mashed potatoes, vegetables, stuffing, bread, desserts and beverages. 4:45 to 6 p.m. Highland Lake Grange Hall, Route 302 and Hardy Road, Westbrook. $8, $4 for children 12 and under. 854-2379.

Public baked bean supper, featuring three kinds of baked beans, macaroni and cheese, coleslaw, pies and biscuits – all made from scratch – hot dogs and beverages. 5 to 6:30 p.m. Casco Masonic Lodge, 20 Mill St., Yarmouth. $10, $4 for children under 12.

Annual chicken pie supper, featuring chicken pie and gravy, squash, mashed potatoes, green beans, Amato’s bread and homemade cakes and pies. 5 and 6 p.m. Prides Corner Congregational Church, 235 Pride St., Westbrook. $10, $6 for ages 12 and younger.

Chicken pie supper, with macaroni and cheese. 4 p.m. Knights of Columbus Hall, 109 Spring St., Gardiner. $8, $3.50 for children ages 4 to 12, free for younger children. 582-1497.

Public supper, 4:30 p.m. Vassalboro United Methodist Church, 614 Main St., Vassalboro.

Bean and casserole supper, with ham, hot dogs and desserts. 4:30 p.m. Dresden-Richmond United Methodist Church, 21 Pleasant St., Richmond. $7, $5 for ages children 5 to 12, $20 for families. 666-5788.

Community supper, 5 p.m. Embden Community Center, 797 Embden Pond Road, Embden. $8, $4 for children.

Public supper, featuring baked beans, salads, casseroles and homemade pies. 5 to 6:30 p.m. Brunswick United Methodist Church, 320 Church Road. $8, $4 for children. 725-2185.

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Sylvester Jon Edwards, born Oct. 26 to Jonathan and Liz Edwards.

Southern Maine Health Care

Willow Zadie Bellefountaine, born Oct. 16 to Justen Bellefountaine and Magen Rowe of Biddeford. Grandparents are Armand and Valerie Rowe and Linda Porter, all of Turner, and Mike Moulton and Sandra Bellefountaine of Biddeford.

Tommie Allen Parker, born Oct. 17 to Richard Parker Jr. and Brittany Bratcher of Sanford. Grandparents are Jen Bowers, Don Blunt and Carrie Richards, all of Sanford, and Richard Parker Sr. of Biddeford.

Grace Lynn Goetz, born Oct. 20 to Justin Goetz and Alexis Foglio of Waterboro. Grandparents are Stephanie and Dale Foglio of Waterboro and Linda and Manny Goetz of Livingston, Montana.

Nora Kathleen Reynolds, born Oct. 20 to Herbert IV and Tara (Griffin) Reynolds of Saco. Grandparents are John and Joan Griffin of Salem, New Hampshire; Susan Hollinghead of Richmond; and Herbert Reynolds III of Winterport.

Sydney Elizabeth Ann Daigle, born Oct. 22 to Benjamin and Hilary (Haven) Daigle of Lyman. Grandparents are Bruce Haven of Sanford and Steve and Michelle Daigle of Lyman.

Aesha Adeline Gagnon, born Oct. 23 to Justin and Emily (Kingsbury) Gagnon of Biddeford. Grandparents are Karen and Gary Kingsbury of Thomaston, Connecticut, and Darlene and William Gagnon of Jacksonville, North Carolina.

Amelia Elizabeth Chudzik, born Oct. 24 to Christopher and Holly (Grovo) Chudzik of Limington. Grandparents are Jeff and Robin Grovo of Limington and John and Rosemary Chudzik of Scarborough.

Harrison Philip Worthing, born Oct. 25 to Chelsea Worthing of Springvale. Grandparents are James and Renee Worthing of Springvale.

Central Maine Medical Center

James Arthur Rowe Phillips Jr., born Oct. 6 to James A.R. Phillips Sr. and Stephanie L. Mitchell of New Gloucester. Grandparents are Linda Mitchell of New Gloucester and Cynthia Wildes Phillips of Gray.

Samuel Louise Weekley, born Oct. 14 to Michael Weekley and Dorian Stimpson of Auburn. Grandparents are Robert Weekley of Auburn, Keri Weekley of South Portland, Rhiannon Tufts of New Gloucester and Chuck Stimpson of Pownal. Great-grandparents are Sherry and Sam Jewell of South Portland and Charles and Sue Stimpson of Pownal.

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Snowflake Fair features wreaths, bowls, pillows

A Snowflake Fair will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Lovell United Church of Christ at 1174 Main St.

Featured items include balsam wreaths, berry bowls, fir pillows, hand-knit items, gifts, books, baked goods, raffles, American Girl Doll clothing and luncheon items.

WELLS

Library holds WWII lecture, holiday craft event for teens

The Wells Public Library will host the following programs this week at 1434 Post Road:

The pre-Veterans Day talk “A Few Seconds with Our Fathers: Songs and Stories of WWII” will be given at 6 p.m. Tuesday. Award-winning songwriters Curt Bessette and Jenn Kurtz will present the program, honoring World War II veterans through stories and original songs.

A teen craft event focusing on holiday pin jewelry will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday. All supplies will be provided.

The Conversational French Language Group will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday, offering an informal approach to practicing the language.

The Lego and Rubik’s Cube Club will meet at 3 p.m. Friday for brain games. Participants can build master creations with Legos provided by the library. All ages are welcome.

The Fiber Arts group will meet at 10 a.m. Friday to continue embroidery, cross-stitch, sewing, weaving, quilting and other needlework projects.

For more details, call the library at 646-8181.

WILTON

Church service recognizes veterans’ contributions

First Congregational Church at 386 Main St. will host a Veterans Day service at 6 p.m. Saturday to honor and recognize veterans for their service.

Sammie Angel will perform and other veterans will sing patriotic songs and hymns. Light refreshments will be served. All are invited to attend.

For more details, call 645-2535.

Holiday fair attendees can peruse more than 20 booths

The Cathedral of St. Luke will hold its annual holiday fair from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at 143 State St.

The fair will include more than 20 booths with a variety of items for sale, including home-baked treats, vintage jewelry and home items, children’s toys, books, boutique crafts, attic treasures and furniture. The event will feature raffles, a silent auction, free coffee and a slice of pie for all veterans. Lunch will be offered from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The St. Luke’s Cathedral Choir, the Holiday Brass and Boy Singers of Maine will perform throughout the day.

FALMOUTH

Organizations can request space at volunteer fair

The town of Falmouth will host a volunteer fair from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday at the Mason-Motz Activity Center, at 190 Middle Road.

Representatives from area nonprofits, service organizations and booster clubs will showcase their organizations and highlight volunteer opportunities.

Space is still available for organizations wishing to participate. Participation is free.

Contact Erin Bishop Cadigan at ecadigan@falmouthme.org.

PHILLIPS

Church’s Christmas fair will be held Saturday

Phillips Community Church will hold its annual Christmas Craft Fair and Lunch from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Phillips Community House at 31 Main Street.

The event will feature a variety of crafts and lunch items.

For more details, call Jeanne Conroy at 639-3000.

LIVERMORE

Program honors veteran of American Revolution

Tickets are available for the Veterans Day Remembrance Dinner & Program, to be held at 5 p.m. Saturday at the Washburn-Norlands Living History Center at 290 Norlands Road.

The event will include a special tribute to Revolutionary War veteran Samuel Benjamin. It will feature a tour of Benjamin’s daughter’s 1867 family home, followed by a harvest dinner in the historic Farmer’s Cottage and an interactive living-history program.

Tickets are $23, and a minimum number must be sold for the event to take place. Register by Wednesday at 897-4366.

PORTLAND

Episcopal church holds Holiday Treasures Craft Fair

A Holiday Treasures Craft Fair will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church at 678 Washington Ave.

The fair will include crafts, food and handmade items.

KENNEBUNK

Portland Trumpet Ensemble to perform church concert

The Portland Trumpet Ensemble will perform at 3 p.m. Saturday at the historic Christ Church at 6 Dane St.

The concert will feature unique arrangements, including Baroque trumpet voluntaries and standards.

The concert is open to all, with tickets available at the door. A donation of $15, or $10 for seniors and students, is suggested. Children under 12 years old may attend free.

For more details, go to www.christchurchkennebunk.org, email christchurchkbk@gmail.com or call 985-4494.

SOUTH WATERBORO

Annual historical society fair features 2 floors of crafters

The Waterborough Historical Society will hold its annual Holiday Fair & Silent Auction from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Grange Hall, at 31 West Road.

Attendees may browse the crafters on two floors and participate in a silent auction featuring items and gift cards donated by local merchants.

For more details, call Jim Carll at 247-5878 or email carllj@sacoriver.net.

NORTH SEBAGO

United Methodist church to hold Saturday bake sale

A Craft and Bake Sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the North Sebago United Methodist Church, at 820 Sebago Road, Route 114.

A light lunch will be available for purchase.

For more details, call Rosabel Dyer at 787-2661.

WINDHAM

Seasonal decorations, crafts to be featured at holiday fair

The Windham Hill United Church of Christ Women’s Fellowship will hold a holiday fair from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday in the Fellowship Hall at 140 Windham Center Road.

The event will include a silent auction, seasonal decorations and greenery, crafts, gifts, preserves, a bake sale and candy items, fine wood crafts and stained glass. Lunch items will be available for purchase.

SOUTH PORTLAND

Veterans Day parade begins at SMCC campus

The South Portland War Veterans Memorial Association, which includes the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 832 and the American Legion Post No. 35, will sponsor a Veterans Day parade at 10 a.m. Saturday.

The parade will form at 9:30 a.m. at Southern Maine Community College at the end of Broadway. It will continue down Broadway to the Veterans Monunment, just beyond Pratt and Abbott, for a short service.

For more details, call 807-5254 or 799-3997 after 3 p.m.

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Six Colby softball players earn national honor

The National Fastpitch Coaches Association has named six members of the Colby College softball team as 2016-17 Easton/NFCA All-American Scholar-Athletes.

The honorees are Grace Farnkoff of Scarborough, Katie McLaughlin of Glenburn, Vanessa Warshaw of Westwood, Massachusetts, Julia Saul of Palo Alto, California, Holly Lallis of Gladstone, New Jersey, and Emily Dougherty of Dover, Massachusetts. Each student-athlete earned at least a 3.5 grade point average at the end of the 2016-17 academic year.

McLaughlin and Farnkoff earned the accolades for the second straight year.

AUGUSTA

Sites in 3 counties named to National Register

The Maine Historic Preservation Committee announced that three properties in Knox, Oxford and Waldo counties have been designated on the National Register of Historic Places.

Tolman Cemetery in Rockland was donated to the town by Isaiah Tolman in 1783 as the first public burial ground in that area of Knox County. The majority of graves there date between 1788 and 1850.

The Fives Court, a specialized-recreation building erected in 1924 in Lovell, was part of Westways Kezar, a vacation and corporate retreat built by William Armstrong Fairburn. The craftsman-style construction offers a rare type of sporting court in the area.

The Dark Harbor Shop in Isleboro made the list for its associations with commerce, related to the development of the Dark Harbor summer colony of vacationers of the late 19th century. Originally built as a hardware store and carpenter’s shop in 1904, it has functioned as a seasonal soda fountain since 1920.

PORTLAND

Irish Heritage Center to honor Sen. Collins

The Maine Irish Heritage Center will honor Sen. Susan Collins with its 10th annual Claddagh Award during a ceremony at 5 p.m. Friday at 34 Gray Street.

Raised in Aroostook County, Collins is a fourth-generation Irish-American whose first job was picking potatoes as a teenager, which she says led her to forge the connection to Ireland and the struggles of Irish people.

“I am fortunate to have grown up amid the hard work, determination, innovation and common sense that define this great industry. To me, nothing says ‘home’ like the sight of potato blossoms stretching as far as the eye can see and the heritage they demonstrate,” she said.

Sen. Collins joined the Senate in 1997. She chairs the Senate Special Committee on Aging and serves on the Intelligence and Health, Education, Labor and Pensions committees.

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Events http://www.pressherald.com/2017/10/30/events-194/ http://www.pressherald.com/2017/10/30/events-194/#respond Mon, 30 Oct 2017 08:00:00 +0000 http://www.pressherald.com/?p=1279014 WELLS

Authors Souliere, Vietze will give talks at library

The Wells Public Library will offer the following programs this week at 1434 Post Road:

An author talk with Michelle Souliere will be held at 2:30 p.m. Monday. Souliere has been writing about Maine oddities for years in her blog “Strange Maine.”

Random Fandom for fifth- through eighth-graders will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday. Youths can make crafts, eat snacks and talk about the theme “Marvel Universe.”

A Lunch and Learn talk with author Andrew Vietze will be held Friday at noon. Vietze will discuss his work as a ranger at Baxter State Park, history and the outdoors.

For more details, contact Andrea Kazilionis at akazilionis@wellstown.org or call 646-8181.

KENNEBUNKPORT

Church holds Hymn Sing featuring organ, piano

The First Congregational Church of Kennebunkport will hold a Hymn Sing and Hymn Preludes concert at 3 p.m. Sunday at 141 North St.

Music director Joyce Painter Rice will accompany the hymns and play hymn arrangements on the organ and piano.

For more details, call the office Tuesday at 967-3897.

SACO

Grange offers vendor fair, Acoustic Country Jam

Saco Grange No. 53, at 168 North St., will offer two events this week.

An Acoustic Country Jam will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, with a 50/50 raffle.

The fourth annual Operation Gratitude Vendor Fair will be held Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For details, call 831-5784 or email sacogrange53@gmail.com.

BATH

Christmas fair includes silent auction, local crafters

The 23rd annual Bells of St. Mary’s Christmas Craft Fair & Café will be held from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at 144 Lincoln St., featuring a silent auction and more than a dozen crafters. For more details, call 443-5389.

OGUNQUIT

Classic Film Series kicks off with ‘The Jazz Singer’

Ogunquit Performing Arts will open its 17th annual Classic Film Series with a screening of the Neil Diamond film “The Jazz Singer” at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Dunaway Center, 23 School St. Admission is free.

SANFORD

Church’s fall fair includes baked goods, craft table

The St. George Episcopal Church will hold its annual fall fair from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at 3 Emerson St.

The fair will feature baked goods, jewelry, a craft table, raffles and a free blood pressure screening. 324-8119.

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Births http://www.pressherald.com/2017/10/30/births-179/ http://www.pressherald.com/2017/10/30/births-179/#respond Mon, 30 Oct 2017 08:00:00 +0000 http://www.pressherald.com/?p=1279015 ST. MARY’S REGIONAL HOSPITAL

Kayla Oliveira, born Oct. 12 to Marques and Julia Oliveira of Lewiston.

Vincent Mark Capano, born Oct. 14 to Tony and Natalie Capano of Lisbon Falls.

Mid Coast Hospital

Celeste Ann Campbell and Zoe Kristen Campbell, born Oct. 16 to Ryan Patrick and Kera Ann (Cicchinelli) Campbell of Lisbon Falls. Grandparents are Beth and Paul Cicchinelli of Jacksonville, Florida, and Valerie and Stephen Campbell of Brunswick. Great-grandparents are Lillian Connors of Brunswick and Joan Fullers of Jacksonville, Florida.

Elaina Marie Brewer, born Oct. 17 to Joshua Ryan and Amanda Belzora Read-Brewer of Wiscasset. Grandparents are Susan and James Read of Phippsburg and Vern and Bridgett Brewer of Wiscasset.

Roslyn Dani Waters, born Oct. 19 to Vanessa Rose (Fitch) and Matthew Thomas Waters. Grandparents are Charlotte Fitch of Phippsburg, Danny Fitch of Richmond and Mary Waters of Bath.

Lexi Nycole Grover, born Oct. 20 to Cary Lee and Jessica Marie (Barker) Grover of Lisbon Falls.

Chloe May Thompson, born Oct. 21 to Justin Allen Thompson and Leasha Marie Ramsey of Freeport. Grandparents are Kerry Panetti of Bath and Dan and Darlene Thompson of Topsham. Great-grandparents are Ruby Thompson of Topsham, and Rose Ramsey and Owen Ramsey, both of Poland.

Sawyer Atticus Gagne, born Oct. 22 to Tristan Derek and Tiffany Michelle Gagne (Look) of Richmond. Grandparents are Tony Look and Katherine Hellmuth-Look of Chelsea, Denise Gagne of Waterville and Lawrence Smith of Augusta.

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Free community breakfast, including eggs, bacon, pancakes, French toast and pastries, as well as coffee, tea, juice and milk. 6:30 to 9 a.m. Chestnut Street Baptist Church, 29 Chestnut St., Camden. 542-0360.

WEDNESDAY

Free meal, Trinity Lutheran Church. 5 to 6 p.m. Westbrook Community Center, 426 Bridge St. 854-5653.

THURSDAY

Free community meal, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 678 Washington Ave. Open to all, in collaboration with Wayside Food Programs.

FRIDAY

Haddock chowder and lobster roll luncheon, featuring egg salad and chicken salad sandwiches, potato chips, pickles and fresh-baked chocolate chip cookies. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. North Deering Congregational Church, 1364 Washington Ave. A la carte and combo prices range from $5 to $13. Fresh bread for $2. 797-2487.

SATURDAY

Fifth annual Soup, Chili and Chowder Challenge, featuring Mexican chicken soup, lemon lentil soup and other varieties. 4 to 7 p.m. Baxter Brewing Company, 130 Mill St., Lewiston. $10 advance, $5 for ages 5-12, free for younger children. Contact Kate Sicotte at 333-6300.

Community meal, featuring a soup of the day, turkey pot and pork pies, vegetables, coleslaw, pasta salad, cranberry sauce, pickles, desserts and drinks. 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. St. Margaret’s Parish Hall, 43 Old Orchard St., Old Orchard Beach. $8, $5 for ages 6-12; free for younger children. Takeout available.

Baked bean supper, featuring three kinds of beans, hot dogs, chicken pie, American chop suey, casseroles, salads, homemade pies, coffee and punch. 5 to 6 p.m. West Gorham Union Church, 190 Ossipee Trail, Route 25, Gorham. $8, $3 for children under 12.

Baked bean suppers, with ham, macaroni and cheese, coleslaw, Italian bread, homemade pies and beverages. 5 and 6 p.m. Prides Corner Congregational Church, 235 Pride St., Westbrook. $8, $5 for children 12 and younger.

Baked bean supper, with two kinds of beans, red and brown hot dogs, American chop suey, coleslaw, homemade brown bread, biscuits, pies and other desserts. 4 to 6 p.m. Scarborough Free Baptist Church, 55 Mussey Road, Scarborough. $8, $4 for children. Takeout available.

Turkey pie supper, 4:30 p.m. Mercer Community Center, 1015 Beech Hill Road, Mercer. $8.

Turkey supper, including mashed potatoes, peas, baked beans, cranberry sauce, gravy, stuffing, dinner rolls, punch, coffee, tea and assorted pies. 4:30 p.m. Freedom Congregational Church, 45 Pleasant St., Freedom. $8, $3 for ages 5-12, free for younger children. 437-9263.

Keep Me Warm supper, featuring baked beans, casseroles, salads, desserts, drinks, raffles and music. 4:30 p.m. Fayette Central School, 2023 Main St., Fayette. Attendees are urged to bring a nonperishable food item for the Fayette Baptist Church Food Bank. 685-3886.

Homemade baked bean supper, with kidney and pea beans, hot dogs, coleslaw, potato salad, macaroni and cheese, biscuits and homemade pies. 4:30 to 6 p.m. White Rock Community Club, 34 Wilson Road, Gorham. $8, $4 for children under 12.

Public supper, with home-baked beans, coleslaw, casseroles, homemade pies, coffee and punch. 4:30 to 6 p.m. Randolph United Methodist Church, 16 Asbury St., Randolph. $8, $4 for children under 12.

Roast beef supper, including dessert and a drawing for two free meals. 5 p.m. Hiram Community Center, 14 Historical Ridge (old VFW, off Main Street, Route 117), Hiram. $10, $4 for children. Takeout available. Handicapped-accessible. 625-8074.

Roast beef supper, with mashed potatoes, carrots, green beans and strawberry shortcake. 5 to 6:30 p.m. Cornerstone United Methodist Church, 20 Jenkins Road, Saco. $10, $4 for children under 12.

Harvest supper, featuring roast turkey and baked ham, pie and beverages. 5 to 6 p.m. Old South First Congregational Church, 235 Main St., Farmington. $10. $8 for children 12 and under. Family rates available. 778-0424 or 299-3686.

Baked bean and casserole supper, with homemade beans (kidney and pea), casseroles, coleslaw, homemade pies and beverages. 5 to 6 p.m. American Legion, 15 Lewiston Road, Gray. $8, $4 for children under 12.

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Augusta, Waterville area bridge results http://www.pressherald.com/2017/10/28/augusta-waterville-area-bridge-results/ http://www.pressherald.com/2017/10/28/augusta-waterville-area-bridge-results/#respond Sat, 28 Oct 2017 08:00:00 +0000 http://www.pressherald.com/?p=1277831 Augusta Bridge Club

AUGUSTA — Augusta duplicate bridge club winners on Wednesday for north/south were Glenn Angell and Dennis Purington, Patricia Damon and Debby Gardner, and Luke Merry and Nancy Farmer; east/west winners were Sharron Hinckley and John Hackett, Ron Cote and Frank Shorey, and Paul Mitnik and Paul Sherman.

Winners on Thursday were Martha Morrill and Marilyn Ware, Paul Mitnik and Debby Gardner, and Janet Arey and Pete Snell.

The club meets at 1 p.m. Wednesdays at Granite Hill Estates, 60 Balsam Drive, Hallowell, and 6:30 p.m. Thursdays at Kennebec Plaza, 20 Willow St., Augusta. All are welcome; a partner is guaranteed. For more information, call 485-2530.

Fairfield Bridge Club

FAIRFIELD — The Fairfield nonsanctioned bridge club meets at 11:30 a.m. every Tuesday at the Elks Lodge, Industrial Road in Waterville. Bring a partner. For more information, call 453-2410.

COHEN COMMUNITY CENTER

HALLOWELL — Spectrum Generations William S. Cohen Community Center, announced its recent bridge and cribbage winners.

Game day bridge winners on Wednesday were Gerene Lachapelle placed first, Sally Nelson placed second and Sally Foster placed third.

Bridge winners on Thursday were Nancy Platt placed first, Tom Gillette placed second and Sally Foster placed third.

Cribbage is played Mondays, game day bridge Wednesdays and bridge Thursdays at the center. For more information, call 626-7777.

Waterville Bridge Club

WATERVILLE — The Waterville nonsanctioned bridge club winners on Thursday were Betty Perry and Louis Violette placed first, Wilma Pouliot and Carmen Landry placed second, Francis Roy and Lee Lenfest tied with Peggy Thompson and Anita Mathieu for third place, and Flo Fortin and Lee Duff placed fourth.

The club meets from 11 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. Thursdays at Spectrum Generations Muskie Community Center, Gold Street. Bring a partner. For more information, call 872-5932.

central maine seniors bridge club

WATERVILLE — The Central Maine Seniors Bridge Club’s Tuesday winners were Ed and Joyce Rushtom, Paul and Judy Jones placed second, and Patricia Kick and David Bourque place third.

The bridge club meets at 11:30 a.m. every Tuesday at the Waterville Elks Lodge; please bring your own partner.

For more information, call 453-2410.

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City seeks logo designs for 250th anniversary

The Sanford/Springvale Chamber of Commerce seeks designers to create a logo commemorating the City of Sanford’s 250th anniversary in 2018.

Contestants may submit unlimited logo ideas that incorporate Sanford’s anniversary. A panel of judges will select the winning submission.

Entries should be emailed as Vector PDF files, no larger than 4 inches by 4 inches, to ricks@metrocast.net or as hard copies to Sanford/Springvale Chamber of Commerce, 917 Main St. Suite B, Sanford, ME 04073. Include name and contact information. The deadline is Nov. 15 at 4 p.m.

The winning logo will be unveiled at an anniversary event on Feb. 27. The winner will receive a prize and the logo will be used throughout the year at events, on websites and in multiple media.

For a list of guidelines and contest rules, contact the Sanford/Springvale Chamber of Commerce at 324-4280.

Golfers raise $7,000 for Special Olympians

The sixth annual Tee Up & Drive at the Sanford Country Club raised more than $7,000 for Waban Special Olympians.

Several Special Olympians met golfers at the fundraiser, handed out goodie bags, carried golf bags and wished golfers good luck.

These athletes attend the Summer Games at the University of Maine at Orono in June and travel by coach bus. Proceeds from the golf tournament cover the expenses of travel and training, allowing athletes to look forward to the competition and camaraderie.

BIDDEFORD

Tournament raises $25,000 for pediatrics, cancer care

The 23rd annual Southern Maine Health Care Auxiliary Golf Tournament, held at the Webhannet Golf Club in Kennebunk, has raised more than $25,000 to support the hospital.

Proceeds will help support the hospital’s cancer care program and pediatric care needs at Southern Maine Health Care.

CAMDEN

‘Celtic Family Christmas’ features holiday favorites

Tickets are on sale for Natalie MacMaster’s “A Celtic Family Christmas” concert, to be held at 7 p.m. Dec. 6 at the Camden Opera House.

The performance will feature holiday favorites and inspired classic Celtic songs and dance.

Tickets range from $24 to $45. Call the box office at 536-5850.

ROCKPORT

Mid-Coast Audubon holds annual fall birdseed sale

The annual fall Mid-Coast Audubon birdseed sale fundraiser is underway, with orders being accepted for a variety of seed types. The pickup time is from 10 a.m. to noon Nov. 11 at Plants Unlimited on Route 1.

The costs are $26 for 25 pounds of sunflower meaties or $45 for 50 pounds; $16 for 20 pounds of black oil sunflower seeds or $29 for 40 pounds; $10 for five pounds of thistle; and $2 each for suet blocks.

Place orders by Nov. 6. Mail a check, made out to Mid-Coast Audubon, to “Seedsale Sue,” 12 Audubon Road, Bremen, ME 04551; email sschubel@tidewater.com with the subject “BIRDSEED;” or call 380-1370.

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Free community breakfast, including eggs, bacon, pancakes, French toast and pastries, as well as coffee, tea, juice and milk. 6:30 to 9 a.m. Chestnut Street Baptist Church, 29 Chestnut St., Camden. 542-0360.

WEDNESDAY

Free meal, Trinity Lutheran Church. 5 to 6 p.m. Westbrook Community Center, 426 Bridge St. 854-5653.

THURSDAY

Free community meal, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 678 Washington Ave. Open to all, in collaboration with Wayside Food Programs.

FRIDAY

Haddock chowder and lobster roll luncheon, featuring egg salad and chicken salad sandwiches, potato chips, pickles and fresh-baked chocolate chip cookies. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. North Deering Congregational Church, 1364 Washington Ave. A la carte and combo prices range from $5 to $13. Fresh bread for $2. 797-2487.

Harvest supper, featuring turkey and all the fixings. 5 to 6:15 p.m. St. Maximilian Kolbe Church, 150 Black Point Road, Scarborough. $9, $5 for children, $28 for families.

SATURDAY

Hunters’ buffet-style breakfast, 5 to 9 a.m. Varney Building, Route 7, Brooks. $7, $5 for ages 4-12 and seniors, free for younger kids. Benefiting the Morse Memorial School PTCO playground fundraiser.

Baked bean supper, including three kinds of home-baked beans, hot dogs, biscuits, brown bread, potato salad, pasta salad, coleslaw, homemade pies and beverages. 5 to 6 p.m. Harraseeket Grange, 13 Elm St., Freeport. $9, $6 for ages 12 and younger.

Public bean supper, featuring three kinds of baked beans, hot dogs, pulled pork, casseroles, pies, homemade pickles and relishes. 5 to 6 p.m. West Falmouth Baptist Church, 18 Mountain Road, Falmouth. $8, $4 for ages 5-12, free for ages 4 and under. 797-4066.

Baked bean supper, featuring two kinds of beans, red hot dogs, brown bread, coleslaw, American chop suey and desserts. 4:30 to 6 p.m. North Scarborough Grange, 74 County Road, Route 22, Scarborough. $9, $4 for children under 12. Benefiting the Scarborough Historical Society.

Turkey pie supper, with homemade rolls and desserts. 4:30 to 6 p.m. Manchester Community Church, 21 Readfield Road. $8, $4 for children 12 and younger, $25 for families.

Baked bean supper, with pea and kidney beans, potato salad, coleslaw, red hot dogs, ham, cornbread, biscuits, coffee, tea and punch. 4:45 to 6 p.m. Highland Lake Grange Hall, 1303 Bridgton Road, Westbrook. $8, $3.50 for children 12 and under.

Baked bean supper with pie, 5 to 6:30 p.m. New Sharon United Methodist Church, 18 Starks Road, New Sharon. $8, $3.50 for children 12 and younger. 696-8381.

Potluck supper, 5 p.m. North Belgrade Community Center, 508 Smithfield Road, Belgrade. Free. 465-7874.

Potluck supper and raffle, 5 to 6:30 p.m. Quimby Elementary School, 263 Main St., Bingham. 672-3002.

Church supper, featuring baked beans and casseroles, salads, homemade desserts and breads. 5 to 6 p.m. First Congregational Church of Gray, Route 115. $8, $4 for children 12 and under. 657-3279.

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Rocco Anthony Dean, born Sept. 30 to Domenica M. Caiazzo and Charles Brooks Dean of Turner. Grandparents are Linda Irvin of Raymond, and Michaelene Pardi and Elvera Pardi, both of Turner.

Daha Abdoulrazack Elmi, born Sept. 20 to Abdoulrazack Barkadleh and Fathia Ismael of Auburn. Grandparents are Elmi Barkadleh and Habiba Barkadleh, and Mohamed Abdi and Halimo Abdi, all of Djibouti.

MID COAST HOSPITAL

Lucas Brandon Monk, born Oct. 10 to Keith Malcolm and Meagan Elizabeth (Shaw) Monk of Yarmouth. Grandparents are Christopher and Terri Shaw of Orange, Connecticut, Carl Monk of Topsham and Patricia Monk of Topeka, Kansas.

Pearl Libby Ross, born Oct. 11 to Tyler James Ross and Krysten Marie Libby of Brunswick. Grandparents are Tammy and Brawn Libby of Bowdoin and Karen and Richard Ross of Durham.

Wyeth Rain Look, born Oct. 12 to Randall Charles Look and Marcella Lee Look of Georgetown. Grandparents are Sarah Baron and John Desantis of Canton, Missouri; David and Linda Marino of Northville, Missouri; Deb and Frank Johnson of Ooltewah, Tennessee; and Wade Look of Machias. Great-grandparents are Duke and Nona Barron of Holland, Missouri, and Lucky and Fran Look of Burlington, Connecticut.

Ella Mae Wood, born Oct. 13 to Brooke Victoria Curtis and Timothy Thomas Wood of Fayette. Grandparents are Michelle Curtis of Clearwater, Florida, Justin Curtis of Pittston, and Robin and Kirk Wood of West Gardiner. Great-grandparents are Ken and Hedy Curtis of Zephyrhills, Florida.

Clarah Pearl Spinney, born Oct. 13 to Kylie (Pendleton) and Troy Robert Spinney of Bristol. Grandparents are Jared and Jenny Pendleton and Frank and Gail Spinney, all of Bristol. Great-grandparents are Dwayne Seiders of South Bristol, and Janice Seiders and Ron and Jen Pendleton, all of Bristol.

Ishmael Pax Goodchild Jerolmack, born Oct. 13 to Emily Anne Goodchild and Ian Matthew Jerolmack of Bowdoinham. Grandparents are John and Therese of Sandwich, Massachusetts, and Clayton and Marian of Malvern.

Elijah Wayne Rytky, born Oct. 12 to Bruce Wayne and Desiree Chien (Lyons) Rytky Jr. of Bath. Grandparents are Ann Lyons of Westbrook, Hoang Ngo of South Portland, Chrystal Hachey of Winslow and Bruce Rytky of Bath. Great-grandparent is Pricilla Lyons of Portland.

Elizabeth Grace Fitzgerald, born Oct. 15 to Caleb Nathanial Fitzgerald and Nichole Alice Whitney of Boothbay. Grandparents are Sheryl Dobson of Boothbay; Joe and Joyce Desrochers of Gilmanton, New Hampshire; Vernon Matson of Nantucket, Massachusetts; and Vickie Vitzgerald of Springfield, Massachusetts.

David Kent McMahon, born Oct. 17 to D. David McMahon and Sarah (Gula) McMahon II of Brunswick. Grandparents are Becky and Frank Gula of Akron, Ohio, and Duane and Jeannie McMahon of Bath.

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American Legion Auxiliary holds Christmas craft fair

The American Legion Auxiliary’s annual Christmas craft fair will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Legion Post No. 62, at 17 Dunn St.

Spots are available for those wishing to rent table space.

For more details, call Carolyn at 615-2282.

BIDDEFORD

Health officials will discuss breast cancer treatment

In observance of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a team of medical experts from Southern Maine Health Care’s Center for Breast Care will participate in a panel discussion about new advances in breast cancer treatment and reconstruction options from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Wednesday in the second-floor classrooms at 1 Medical Center Drive.

Supper will be provided.

The public is invited to attend the free forum. To reserve a seat, call 283-7988.

KENNEBUNK

Brick Store Museum walk includes stop at cemetery

The Brick Store Museum will host its 14th annual All Souls’ Walk on Saturday, featuring a series of tours beginning at noon, with the final tour departing at 3 p.m. from the museum at 117 Main St.

The walks begin at the museum and include a narrated tour with costumed interpreters. Participants will go through Hope Cemetery to visit the graves and hear the tales of Kennebunk residents from the past three centuries.

The cost is $10 per person and $30 per family. Reservations are requested for large groups.

For more details, call 985-4802 or visit www.brickstoremuseum.org.

WELLS

High school play includes 2 weekday shows, matinee

Wells Junior High School drama students will perform the play “The Redemption of Gertie Greene” at 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday and at 2 p.m. Saturday in the school’s Ward gymnasium, located on Route 1.

Tickets are $5 and are available at the door. Refreshments and snacks will be available.

For more details, call 646-5142.

Fine arts event showcases work of local craftswomen

The first Designing Women Fine Art & Crafts show will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Wells Activity Center, at 113 Sanford Road.

More than 20 local artisans and craftswomen will exhibit handcrafted jewelry, paintings, children’s clothing, handbags, pottery, weaving, personal care products and more at the juried show.

Library’s Halloween event includes 3-course meal

The Wells Public Library’s second annual Halloween benefit will be held at 7 p.m. Friday at Jonathan’s Restaurant, at Bourne Lane and Route 1.

The event includes a three-course meal and the music of the Blue Note Big Band. Costumes are encouraged, with themed judging for “anything goes” or “Hollywood.”

Tickets are $48 per person, available at the Wells Public Library at 1434 Post Road.

Proceeds go toward the expansion of the library’s meeting room.

For more details, call Devin Burritt at 646-8181.

SANFORD

Handmade items, jewelry to be sold at parish fair

The St. Therese of Lisieux annual parish fair will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday and from 9 a.m. to noon Sunday at the St. Ignatius gymnasium on Riverside Avenue.

The event will include sales of handmade items, locally grown food and preserves, jewelry and Christmas decorations. Children’s activities, raffles and drawings for prizes will be offered. Proceeds are to benefit the Parish Capital Improvements and heating expenses.

For more details, call Raymond A Sargent at 324-7589.

Fall, winter programs include pickleball, dancing

The Sanford Parks and Recreation Department is accepting registrations for fall and winter programs.

Those will include pickleball for ages 50 and older, volleyball, a Boston trip, 5K and 10K road races, a dog jog, basketball, line dancing, a Dance with the Stars event, skiing and snowboarding.

For more details, call Sanford Recreation at 324-9130 or go to www.sanfordmaine.org and click on “Town departments,” then “Parks and recreation.”

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Free community breakfast. 6:30 to 9 a.m. Chestnut Street Baptist Church, 29 Chestnut St., Camden. 542-0360.

WEDNESDAY

Free meal, Trinity Lutheran Church. 5 to 6 p.m. Westbrook Community Center, 426 Bridge St. 854-5653.

Chowder and soup luncheon, including corn chowder, minestrone soup, broccoli and cheese soup, toasted cheese sandwiches and salads. 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Otisfield Community Hall, Route 121.

THURSDAY

Free community meal, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 678 Washington Ave.

FRIDAY

Haddock chowder and lobster roll luncheon. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. North Deering Congregational Church, 1364 Washington Ave. A la carte and combo prices range from $5 to $13. Fresh bread for $2. 797-2487.

Mama Mia’s Pasta & Pizza dinner, including meat, veggie and clam sauces on pasta. 5 to 7 p.m. York County Shelter Programs’ Dining Commons, Shaker Hill Road, Alfred. $10, $5 for ages 3 to 11, free for younger children. 324-8811.

SATURDAY

Spaghetti supper. 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Most Holy Trinity Church Hall, Main Street, Saco. Donations accepted. Benefits Hurricane Harvey relief in Houston. Hosted by the Knights of Columbus Councils of Biddeford, Saco and Lyman. Contact Jerry Letellier at gletellier@maine.rr.com or 590-2260.

Annual fall bean supper, featuring two kinds of beans, macaroni and cheese and homemade pies. 4:30 to 6 p.m. M.L.Day School gymnasium, 600 Limerick Road, Arundel. $7, free for children under 5.

Friends of Old Corner Church 11th baked ham supper, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Masonic Lodge, 165 Waterboro Road, Route 202, Alfred. $8, free for children under 10. Contact Bud Jamieson at 247-3635.

Public baked bean supper, 4:30 to 6 p.m. East Baldwin Church Parish Hall, 17 School St., East Baldwin. $8, $3.50 for children.

Baked bean supper, featuring American chop suey. 4 p.m. Brown Memorial United Methodist Church, 36 Church St., Clinton. $7, $4 for children younger than 12. 426-9519.

Public bean supper, 4 to 6 p.m. Saco Grange Hall No. 53, 168 North St. $8. 831-5784.

Homemade baked bean supper, 4:30 p.m. Sts. Matthew and Barnabas Church, 20 Union St., Hallowell. $6, $4 for children younger than 12, $20 for families. 623-3041.

Baked beans and casserole supper, 4:30 to 6 p.m. Fayette Central School, 2023 Main St., Fayette. If you can help, call Elaine Wilcox at 685-3886 or Carlene Davenport at 685-4138.

Public baked bean supper, 4:30 to 6 p.m. West Scarborough United Methodist Church, Route 1, Scarborough. $8, $4 for children.

Bean supper, 4:30 p.m. Morning Star Lodge, 2422 Hallowell Road, Litchfield. $8. 588-6033.

Public supper, 4:30 p.m. Vassalboro United Methodist Church, 614 Main St., Vassalboro.

Chicken pie supper, 5 p.m. Kings Mills Union Hall, Townhouse Road, Whitefield. $10, $5 for children 10 and under. 549-3323.

Turkey supper, 5 to 6 p.m. Wales Presbyterian Church Youth Center, 668 Pond Road, Wales. 375-8382.

Public supper, 5:30 p.m. Enterprise Grange, 446 Dow Road, Orrington. $10. 737-2161.

Asian supper, featuring dishes from Southeast Asian countries. 6 p.m. Cape Elizabeth United Methodist Church, 280 Ocean House Road. $12.50, $10 for seniors and children. Register by emailing capeasiansupper761@gmail.com, with your name, phone number and how many tickets you want.

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SIS Bank donates $626 to help displaced animals

SIS Bank has donated $626 to the Animal Welfare Society to help find homes in Maine for pets displaced by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma.

The bank raised the funds by selling stuffed animals with the likeness of their new “blog dog” mascot, Cache the Husky.

Waban Projects celebrates its workers with barbecue

Waban Projects Inc. recently held its annual Staff Appreciation BBQ at Camp Waban.

The theme was “Family Field Day,” and the lakeside activities included kayaking, a cornhole tournament and rubber ducky races. A barbecue lunch was held at the Wormwood Banquet and Conference Center.

The event recognized the following individuals for their years of service:

20 years: Jo Ann Estrella and Linda Record

15 years: Melissa Hall, Bonnie Leslie, Jennifer Boissonneault and Melissa Vigue

10 years: Luke Levasseur, Stephanie Jopling, Brianne Westman, Elaine Chasse, Sarah Mehlhorn, Tammie Bernier and Debra Moores

Five years: Carmen Sanchez, William Vance II, Michael Wickwar, Stacy Whitten, Brett Collard, Raymond Creelman, Joanne Lavalley, Anna Kantolak, Kevin Payeur, Carol Abraham, James Bellissimo, Cathy Lovely, Jennerfer Eldridge, Nancy Hudson, Joshua Hrehovcik, Jessica Pierce, Searra Canfield, John Devoid, Rhonda Bennett, Edna Groleau-Sutton, Kevin Flynn, Barbara Hair, Daniel Talbot, Richard Fickett, Mary Terril, Jenna Chesley, Danielle Cote and Jason Cass.

WELLS

Elementary school kids help with Hurricane Harvey relief

The Wells Elementary School community recently raised $2,569 to help a Houston elementary school recover from the devastating effects of Hurricane Harvey.

The funds were raised over a five-day period, and the student body donated coins, cash and checks. More than half of the proceeds were donated by a few dozen first- through fourth-graders, who gave pennies, dimes, nickels and quarters for the recovery at Moore Elementary School.

PORTLAND

Food bank programs receive $33,000 donation

The Maine Credit Unions’ Campaign for Ending Hunger has donated $33,000 to the Good Shepherd Food Bank’s school backpack and pantry programs across Maine.

The contribution was the second installment of a three-year, $100,000 pledge to help fight childhood hunger. It was made at the John F. Kennedy Kindergarten Center in Biddeford, which has provided more than 43,000 meals to its student community since it started the campaign in 2013.

Library art exhibit shows dangers of impaired driving

The Law Offices of Joe Bornstein will partner with the Portland Public Library to sponsor an educational art exhibit highlighting National Teen Driver Safety Week. The exhibit will showcase winning selections from the law firm’s 14th annual Arrive Alive Creative Contest.

The contest asked high school seniors to come up with creative messages about the dangers of impaired driving. The display contains 50 pieces that will be shown at the library’s Teen Center through November. Since 2005, more than 750 seniors have entered the contest from more than 115 Maine high schools.

New submissions, to be considered for the 2018 exhibit, are being accepted through May. First-place winners receive a new laptop, second- and third-place winners receive a new iPad, and all entrants receive prizes.

For more details, go to www.arrivealivecreativecontest.com.

SCARBOROUGH

Artisans can reserve tables for Nov. 11 craft fair

Table rentals are available for artisans who wish to sell their wares or creations at a craft fair that will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 11 at the Scarborough Free Baptist Church, 55 Mussey Road.

Spaces are $25 each. To reserve a table or for more details, call Dawn Quinn at 839-4491.

Real estate team nets $7,132 for Make-A-Wish Maine

The Fontaine Family Real Estate team has raised $7,132 for Make-A-Wish Maine through the fourth annual Bid for Wishes Silent Auction. Fontaine, with the help of other local business owners, was able to grant the wish of a Maine child with a life-threatening illness.

OLD ORCHARD BEACH

Salvation Army accepting applicants for gift assistance

The Salvation Army will accept applications for Christmas gift assistance on Oct. 26 at its headquarters at 2 Sixth St.

Applicants may access the building through the side entrance from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. and from 1 to 2:30 p.m. or the front entrance from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

Applications are for help with food for a Christmas Day meal and for toys for children ages 12 and younger who live in Old Orchard Beach, Saco, Biddeford, Dayton or Arundel. For those with older children, The Portland Press Herald Toy Fund assists ages 18 and younger.

For more details, go to http://www.oobmaine.com/node/7173 or call 934-4381.

CAMDEN

Bank recognizes employees’ service, donates to shelters

Camden National Bank recently presented awards to 15 employees for outstanding commitment to customers, colleagues and the community.

This year’s award winners were: Employee of the Year, Danica Hooper; Officer of the Year, Kevin Throckmorton; Commitment to Core Values, Kayla Roberts and Chris Paradis; Commitment to the Customer, Bradley De Rosa and Dean Waterman; Commitment to the Community, Viktorie Mathiau and Jody Landrith; Commitment to the Employee, Nancy Cobb and Susan Weber; Commitment to Internal Service, Kristen Matson and Jamie Pellerin; Commitment to Shareholders, Brandon Plourde and Tori Stewart; and the Bob Daigle Award for Achievement through Innovation, Andrew Fortin-Trimble.

The bank also donated $184,000 to local homeless shelters through their Hope@Home program, as well as 650 blankets to homeless shelters on behalf of each Camden National Bank employee.

PORTLAND

Catholic churches raise $322,760 for hurricane relief

A special collection held in September at Catholic churches throughout Maine has raised $322,760 to benefit the victims of Hurricane Harvey in Texas and Louisiana. All proceeds are being donated to Catholic Charities USA to provide immediate relief, regardless of faith affiliation, and to offer long-term recovery assistance.

Catholic Charities USA is also supplying humanitarian aid to storm-ravaged Florida, Puerto Rico and the Caribbean.

To donate or to learn more, go to www.catholiccharitiesusa.org, or call 703-549-1390 weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. or 800-919-9338 after 4:30 p.m.

KENNEBUNK

Bank gives $5,000 grant to Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity of York County has received a grant from the Saco & Biddeford Savings Institution to assist with their 28th home-building project. The $5,000 grant will help Habitat for Humanity York County build an accessible, affordable home in Wells partnering with the future owners, the Carter family. The home will include accessible design features to meet the needs of the family’s oldest son.

To volunteer with the Wells project, at the ReStore or with Keep York County Warm, call 985-4850 or go to www.habitatyorkcounty.org.

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Reunions http://www.pressherald.com/2017/10/16/reunions-76/ http://www.pressherald.com/2017/10/16/reunions-76/#respond Mon, 16 Oct 2017 08:00:00 +0000 http://www.pressherald.com/?p=1271590 Portland High School Class of 1968 50th reunion, 6 p.m. to midnight. Aug. 11, 2018. Italian Heritage Center, 40 Westland Ave., Portland. Tickets are $50. Register by July 11 by contacting Dave Crowley at dcrowley142@yahoo.com or 272-2194.

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Library offers food seminar for teens, oral history event

The Wells Public Library will host the following events this week at 1434 Post Road:

An adult oral history workshop at 1 p.m. Tuesday, with historian Keith Ludden.

Teen food workshop at 2 p.m. Wednesday, offering instruction on food preparation.

For details, email Andrea Kazilionis at akazilionis@wellstown.org.

Elementary school hosts All-4-Kids Consignment Sale

The Wells Elementary School Parent Teacher Student Association will sponsor an All-4-Kids Consignment Sale from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday at 279 Sanford Road, Route 109. Contact WESAll4kids@gmail.com.

KENNEBUNK

Brick Store Museum talk focuses on decolonization

The Brick Store Museum’s final Third Thursday Talk will feature a presentation by Angela Raup at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at 117 Main St. Raup will speak on the Bar Harbor Abbe Museum’s decolonizing efforts.

Admission is $5. For more details, go to www.brickstoremuseum.org or call 985-4802.

New England radio group to hold Tuesday meeting

The New England Radio Discussion Society will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the New School, 38 York St. Contact Alex at alexmm@roadrunner.com.

Pastel artist Allaire to give demonstration at museum

Pastel artist Anne Gable Allaire will give a pastel demonstration from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in the Brick Store Museum galleries, at 117 Main St. For more details, call 985-4802 or visit www.brickstoremuseum.org.

OLD ORCHARD BEACH

Book lovers can stock up at two-day Hibernation Sale

The Friends of Libby Library will host a Hibernation Sale from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Book Shed, 72 Staples St. For details, call 934-4351.

BRUNSWICK

Downtown association holds 13th benefit auction

The Brunswick Downtown Association’s 13th annual benefit auction will be held from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday at The Daniel at 10 Water St.

Tickets are $20 per person, $30 for two. They are available at brunswickdowntown.org/bda-benefit-auction. For more details, call 729-4439.

ROCKLAND

Historical society president to give free public lecture

The Lady Knox Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution is sponsoring a free public lecture featuring Thomaston Historical Society President Susan Devlin at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Maine Lighthouse Museum, 1 Park Drive.

NEW GLOUCESTER

Family historian’s talk explores women’s suffrage

Family historian Anne Gass will give a “Women’s Suffrage in Maine and the USA” talk at 7 p.m. Thursday at the New Gloucester Meetinghouse, 389 Intervale Road, Route 231.

The talk is free. For details, call Leonard L. Brooks at 926-3188.

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Gordon Michael Raab, born Sept. 28 to Alexander and Ashley (Jacques-Daney) Raab of Waterboro. Grandparents are Gordon Daney and Paula Jacques of Waterboro, and Michael and Elizabeth Raab Sr. of Springvale.

Bradley Richard Davis, born Sept. 28 to Matthew Davis and Cassie Rose of Saco. Grandparents are Leonard and Denise Rose and Rick and Linda Davis of Gorham.

Adrian Carter Candelaria, born Sept. 29 to Adrian Candelaria and Lexie Gregoire of Biddeford. Grandparents are Frankie Gregoire and Jennifer Santiago of Biddeford and Ada Santiago of Massachusetts.

Brookelynn Marie Crawford, born Oct. 2 to Michael Crawford and Samantha Bissell of Springvale. Grandparents are Errol and Candace Ducharme of Springvale and Joseph and Anna Crawford of Waterville.

Roger Michael Blanchette, born Oct. 3 to Roger Blanchette and Elizabeth Morrell of Biddeford. Grandparents are James and Victoria Morrell, Millie Blanchette, and Roger and Vita Martel, all of Biddeford.

Kinleigh Ryan Flynn, born Oct. 4 to Shawn and Kyley (Lesieur) Flynn of Yarmouth. Grandparents are Kari and Todd Layne of Kennebunk, Chris Lesieur of Biddeford, and Cathy and Dennis Flynn of Buxton.

Allura Rayline Scott, born Oct. 5 to Keith Scott and Heidi Waltz of Saco. Grandparents are Rayline Anne O’Connell of Saco and John and Margaret Scott.

Lukas Sullivan Hoglund, born Oct. 5 to Sheldon Hoglund and Natalie Dame of North Waterboro. Grandparents are Robert Dame Jr. and Bonnie Allen of North Waterboro, and the late Nancy Hoglund and Steven Hoglund, formerly of South Portland.

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Paisley Jayde Coombs, born Oct. 4 to Mckenzie Justine Rumery and Craig Allen Coombs of Richmond. Grandparents are Laurie Dodge of Harpswell, Jeremiah Rumery of Freeport, and Wanda and Randy Coombs of Topsham. Great-grandparents are Clayton and Edna Reid of Harpswell and Ronald and Brenda Williams of Freeport.

Paisley Grace Thayer, born Oct. 5 to Colton Weston and Rebecca Anne Thayer of Dresden. Grandparents are Jill Moody and Bill and Cheryl Thayer, all of Wiscasset, and Harry Moody Jr. of Pittston. Great-grandparents are Harry and Carolyn Moody of Pittston and Janice Thayer of Oxford.

Everett Eugene Temple, born Oct. 6 to Edward Eugene Temple and Cynthia Ann Marie Fraser of Freeport. Grandparents are Thomas Fraser, Marie Mann and Cindy Temple, all of Brunswick.

Josie Anne Barter, born Oct. 8 to Cody Allen Barter and Arielle Marie Clifford of Bristol. Grandparents are Robert and Cindy Clifford, and Brian Barter, all of Walpole, and Amanda Lenzycki of Woolwich.

Aleayah Deeanne Fortier, born Oct. 8 to Jeffrey Daniel and Briana Lucielle (Chamberlain) Fortier of Wiscasset. Grandparents are Tanya and James Whitcomb of Wiscasset and Sandra and Michael Coburn of Sabattus. Great-grandparents are Dianne and John Chapman of Dresden, and Rita Fortier.

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Military note http://www.pressherald.com/2017/10/08/military-note-4/ http://www.pressherald.com/2017/10/08/military-note-4/#respond Sun, 08 Oct 2017 08:00:00 +0000 http://www.pressherald.com/?p=1267960 Air Force Airman Ryan W. Moumneh has graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland near San Antonio, Texas, following the completion of an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.

Moumneh also earned four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.

A 2015 graduate of Falmouth High School, Moumneh is the son of Walid K. Moumneh of Falmouth.

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Annabelle Doreen Crocker, born Sept. 26 to Courtney Lee Jr. and Melissa Joy (Bragg) Crocker of Dresden.

Adalyn Arlia Plumadore, born Sept. 26 to Shane Michael and Saphira Kenda (Fleming) Plumadore of Durham. Grandparents are James and Bettina Fleming of Durham, Ron and Amy Plumadore of Canton, New York, and Mike and Dawn Labounty of Malone. Great-grandparents are Doris Holt of Durham and Kay Haines of Lisbon.

Leo Matthew Couture, born Sept. 29 to Matthew Donald and Lindsey Rae Couture of Durham. Grandparents are Jeff and Karen Violette and Gloria Couture, all of Brunswick. Great-grandparent is Margaret Couture of Bath.

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Free community breakfast, including eggs, bacon and pancakes. 6:30 to 9 a.m. Chestnut Street Baptist Church, 29 Chestnut St., Camden. 542-0360.

WEDNESDAY

Free meal, Trinity Lutheran Church. 5 to 6 p.m. Westbrook Community Center, 426 Bridge St. 854-5653.

THURSDAY

Free community meal, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 678 Washington Ave. Open to all, in collaboration with Wayside Food Programs.

FRIDAY

Chicken supper, including mashed potatoes and gravy, stuffing and cranberry sauce. 5 to 6:30 p.m. Phillips Elementary School, 1401 Rangeley Road, Phillips. $8, $5 for children 12 and younger. 684-3394.

Haddock chowder and lobster roll luncheon, featuring egg salad and chicken salad sandwiches. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. North Deering Congregational Church, 1364 Washington Ave. 797-2487.

Ham supper, 4:30 p.m. Seton Village, 1 Carver St., Waterville. $8. 660-6446.

SATURDAY

Baked bean supper, with three kinds of baked beans and at least nine different fresh-baked pies and cheesecakes. 4:30 p.m. Benton Falls Congregational Church, 104 Benton Falls Road, Benton. $8, $4 for children. 877-3105.

Bean and casserole supper, with ham, hot dogs and dessert. 4:30 p.m. Dresden-Richmond United Methodist Church, 121 Pleasant St., Richmond. $7, $5 for children ages 5-12, $20 for families. 666-5788.

Benefit bean supper, featuring women’s barbershop ensemble Maine-ly Harmony. With baked beans, frankfurters, coleslaw and cornbread. 5 to 7 p.m. Emmanuel Lutheran Episcopal Church, 209 Eastern Ave., Augusta. $8, $5 for children 12 and younger. 622-1273.

Chicken pie supper, with macaroni and cheese also offered. 4:30 p.m. Knights of Columbus Hall, 109 Spring St., Gardiner. $8, $3.50 for children ages 4-12, free for younger children. 582-1497.

Public baked bean supper, featuring three kinds of baked beans, macaroni and cheese, coleslaw, pies and biscuits. 5 to 6:30 p.m. Casco Masonic Lodge, 20 Mill St., Yarmouth. $10, $4 for children under 12.

Turkey pie supper, with a salad bar, potatoes, carrots, peas, cranberry sauce, gravy, cake and beverages. 4 p.m. Brown Memorial United Methodist Church, 36 Church St., Clinton. $9, $4 for children younger than 12. Takeout available. 426-9519.

Public turkey pie supper, with mashed potatoes, corn, green beans, cranberry sauce, rolls, beverages and dessert. 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Lebanon Masonic Lodge No. 116, 251 Norridgewock Road, Norridgewock. $8, $6 for children. 692-3337.

Third annual benefit pot roast supper, 5 to 7 p.m. Elijah Kellogg Church, 917 Harpswell Neck Road, Harpswell. $9, $5 for children under 12. Free flu clinic during the supper. 833-6026.

Roasted turkey dinner, including mashed potatoes, vegetables, stuffing, bread, dessert and beverages. 4:45 to 6 p.m. Highland Lake Grange, Route 302 and Hardy Road, Westbrook. $8, $4 for children 12 and under. 854-2379.

SUNDAY

Public breakfast buffet, featuring eggs to order, bacon, sausage, pancakes, French toast, home fries, juice, biscuits, gravy, muffins, coffee and tea. 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. Columbian Club Hall, 807 Middle St., Bath. $7, $3 for ages 4-12, free for younger children.

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Library hosts teen craft day, discussion with Rep. Foley

The Wells Public Library will host the following programs this week at 1434 Post Road:

Teen Craft Day, featuring a session on “Cd Shard Art” at 2 p.m. Wednesday. Teens will make unique art using pieces of broken CDs and DVDs.

 Rep. Bob Foley, R-Wells, will answer questions from constituents at 6 p.m. Thursday.

 An Ogunquit Museum of American Art site visit will be held at noon Friday. The outing explores the exhibit featured in the library’s Lunch and Learn, “Tradition and Excellence: Art and Ogunquit, 1914-1918.” Register at 646-8181.

CAMDEN

Open house fare includes apple crisp, warm cider

Wayfinder Schools will host a fall open house from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday at the Camden campus at 79 Washington St.

Attendees can enjoy homemade apple crisp, warm apple cider and other fall treats. There will be program updates from staff and a chance to meet Passages students and recent grads. Attendees may enter to win the door prize. This is a family-friendly event. For more information, visit www.wayfinderschools.org.

GORHAM

Methodist church holds annual rummage sale

The annual rummage sale of the Cressey Road United Methodist Church will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the church, at 81 Cressey Road.

The two-day event will feature holiday decorations, furniture, sports equipment, household items, toys, books, crafts, games, puzzles, jewelry, clothing, tools and more.

For more details, call 839-3111.

SANFORD

Eight churches join to offer day of health care services

Eight area churches will partner to host the fifth annual Communities Care Day, from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday at the North Parish UCC Church, at 895 Main St.

The event will include breakfast and lunch, free blood pressure screenings, dental checkups and eye exams, with Snip & Tone providing free haircuts and foot care. Flu shots will be available by Rite Aid, and attendees are encouraged to bring their insurance cards. Some basic necessities will be offered for free, including 9-volt batteries for smoke detectors, blankets, winter coats, sheets, towels, underwear, socks and diapers.

Child care, including crafts and a take-home book, will be provided so parents may take advantage of presentations provided by Partners for a Healthier Community, Hospice of Southern Maine, York County Community Action, the Center for Grieving Children, KIDSPeace, Pathways, Recovery Programs and others.

This day is sponsored by the Acton, Alfred and North Parish UCC churches, Crossroads Methodist Church, Evergreen Covenant Church, Sanford Unitarian Universalist Church, St. Therese Catholic Church and St. George’s Episcopal Church.

For more details, call the Rev. Susan Murphy at 523-9946.

TEMPLE

Workshop offers tips on handling acorns

A “Processing Acorns into Flour” workshop will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Koviashuvik Local Living School at 71 Lake Drive.

Chris and Ashirah Knapp will teach participants how to harvest, dry, shell, leach, grind and bake with acorns, which can not be eaten without leaching, a process of removing tannins. The session includes baking acorn treats and sharing recipes.

The cost is $75, including lunch. To register, call 778-0318.

WINDHAM

Therapeutic riding center holds barbecue, auction

Riding to the Top Therapeutic Riding Center will host its 10th annual “Triple B: Boots, Band and BBQ” from 5:30 to 11 p.m. Saturday at 14 Lilac Drive.

“Cheers for 10 years” will celebrate Triple B’s decade of raising awareness and funds for riders, horses and programs.

Organizers hope to raise $215,000 to reach s $1 million goal. The evening will feature a barbecue, auction, live music, dancing, raffle, photo booth, boot contests and door prizes.

Tickets are $50 and are available by calling 892-2813, ext. 21, or at rtt2017tripleb.eventbrite.com or by emailing info@ridingtothetop.org.

Community can drop off electronics for recycling

The Windham Hill United Church of Christ will sponsor a benefit electronic-recycling event from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Windham Mall, off Route 302, next to Friendly’s.

Community members are invited to bring televisions, computers, printers, telephones, VCRs, DVDs, audio equipment, stereo systems and other electronics. Household appliances aren’t accepted.

All monetary donations will be used to cover the cost of organizing the event and to support local missions for the community.

For more details, call Phyllis at 232-8291 or Judy at 653-5989.

KENNEBUNK

Caring Unlimited events sound alarm on violence

Caring Unlimited will host several events this month to raise awareness of domestic violence.

The 25th annual lobster bake and all-you-can-eat barbecue fundraiser will be held Monday from noon to 4 p.m. at Federal Jack’s Brewpub. The cost is $20 for lobster or $15 for barbecue fare. Children eat for $7.

The evening includes entertainment, live music, a 50/50 raffle and a chance to win $100 in scratch tickets.

On Oct. 14, photographer Christine Anuszewski will offer a family-portrait small workshop at Mother’s Beach, and Caring Unlimited will host the fifth annual Survivor Stories Project at Engine Gallery on Main Street in Biddeford on Oct. 19.

For a complete list of events, times and details, go to www.caring-unlimited.org.

Lecture focuses on 1947 fires that ravaged Maine towns

The Brick Store Museum will present “The Fire of ’47: A 70th Anniversary Retrospective” by Kennebunk Town Historian Stephen Spofford at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Town Hall Auditorium.

The lecture will explore the collection of more than 200 fires that burned from Oct. 13-27 in 1947, consuming 250,000 acres of Maine forest and wiping out nine entire towns from Bar Harbor, which was nearly destroyed, to Kennebunkport and Goose Rocks Beach.

Spofford will give an hourlong presentation on the fire’s timeline and path of destruction. Photographs, artifacts, oral histories and home movies will be included in the presentation, all from the Brick Store Museum’s collection.

The book “Wildfire Loose: The Week Maine Burned,” by Maine historian Joyce Butler, also will be for sale.

Admission is $5 for adults and free for children under age 18.

Learn more about the exhibition and the upcoming public program by visiting www.brickstoremuseum.org or by calling 985-4802.

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Maine business among 3 winners of $4,000 grant

The National Association for the Self-Employed, a leading advocate and resource for the self-employed and micro-business community, has awarded the Maine-based small business Innovative Business Services a 2017 first-quarter Growth Grant.

Maine’s Innovative Business Services is one of three winners of NASE’s grants and will receive $4,000 to help grow and expand its business operations.

ALFRED

No-shave event supports effort to end sex assault

This month, the members of 13 York County law enforcement agencies will participate in a “Beards for Bucks: Razor-less for a Reason” campaign to benefit the Children’s Advocacy Center of York County.

Law enforcement agencies representing police departments from Berwick, Buxton, Eliot, Kennebunk, Kennebunkport, Kittery, North Berwick, Ogunquit, Old Orchard Beach Saco, South Berwick, Wells and York will abstain from shaving and instead grow beards, mustaches and goatees. The effort is a way to support a program of the Sexual Assault Response Services of Southern Maine.

To donate, go to https://www.youcaring.com/thechildrensadvocacycenterofyorkcounty-941450 or http://bit.ly/2h413xl. Checks or money orders also may be sent in. They should be made out to SARSSM, with “CAC of York County” or “Beards for Bucks” in the memo line, and mailed to: SARSSM, P.O. Box 1371, Portland, ME 04104.

PORTLAND

Grant will help museum restore wedge-style plow

The Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Co. & Museum has been awarded a $1,700 Heritage Grant from the Amherst Railway Society for its Bridgton and Saco River Railroad Snowplow No. 2 restoration project.

The wedge-style snowplow built in 1900 was used for snow removal on single-line railroad tracks. The cost of the restoration is about $10,000.

Harvard Pilgrim awards $500 grants to nonprofits

The Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Foundation has given five Maine nonprofits $500 each through its Community Spirit 9/11 Mini-Grant program.

Those agencies include Portland Trails of Portland, Lucky Pup Rescue of Kennebunkport, OHI Maine of Hermon, the Maine Coast Waldorf School of Freeport and the Maine Cancer Foundation of Falmouth.

For more details, visit www.harvardpilgrim.org/foundation.

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Cori Lynn Masters, born Sept. 20 to Brandon Michael and Kaila Brianne (Morse) Masters of Lisbon Falls.

Aubrey Josephine Coppens, born Sept. 21 to John Kevin and Elisha Rose (Bierman) Coppens of Topsham. Grandparents are Jeff and Donna Bierman of LaGrange, Ohio, and Kevin and Cheryl Coppens of Topsham.

Oscar Ulysses Nesbitt, born Sept. 21 to Robert M. and Heather R. (Durkee) Nesbitt of Brunswick. Grandparents are Richard and Laurie Durkee of Brunswick and Michael and Candyce Nesbitt of West Bath. Great-grandparent is Hope Durkee.

Harley Jo Young, born Sept. 22 to Ethan William and Cassandra Jo (Bright) Young of Bath. Grandparents are Gary and Sharon Bright of Powell, Wyoming, and Jeff and Dana Young of Ontario, Oregon. Great-grandparents are Alice Bright and Bruce and Sandi Snyaer, all of Powell, William and Mildred Young of Ontario, Oregon, and Dan Moser of Fruitland, Idaho.

Piper Jeannine Talbot, born Sept. 23 to Nathan Christopher Talbot and Ashley Erika Bouchard of Topsham. Grandparents are Andrew and Lisa Bouchard of Bowdoinham and Mark and Mary Cote of Brunswick. Great-grandparents are Theresa Bouchard of Bowdoin and Jeannine Powers of Brunswick.

Evangeline Helen Percy, born Sept. 23 to Seth W. Percy and Abigail E. Lewis of Brunswick.

Danielle Jordan Manning-Gould, born Sept. 23 to Michael Joseph Gould and Kaleigh Jean Manning of Sabattus. Grandparents are Bud and Shari Manning of Cheboygan, Michigan; Michael Pavinus and Cheri McKee of Clearwater, Florida; Jeremy and Michal Gould of Pownal; and Raymond and Maria Val of Cape Coral, Florida.

Levi Kenneth Wills, born Sept. 24 to Jeremy and Shari Wills of Wiscasset. Grandparents are William and Linda Pierce of South Bristol, and Kenneth Wills and Debra Wills of Wiscasset. Great-grandparents are Jeannette Pierce of Nobleboro and Elizabeth Duchesneau of Newcastle.

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Noah Michael Cooley, born Sept. 12 to Shawn Cooley and Edna Southard of Limington. Grandparents are Dan and Donna Wyman of Conway, Arkansas, and Dennis and Diane Gagnon of Biddeford.

Fiona Margaret Sasserson, born Sept. 14 to Ryan Sasserson and Stacey Coyne of Limington. Grandparents are Mary McInnis of Saco, Gary Coyne of Parsonsfield, and Doug and Victoria Sasserson of Limington.

Chase Brian Frechette, born Sept. 14 to Kevin and Danielle (Guillerault) Frechette of Biddeford. Grandparents are Jamie Patty Harmon of West Newfield, Guy Guillereault of Biddeford, and Lucien and Margaret Frechette of East Waterboro.

Henry Steven Rutt, born Sept. 20 to Jacob and Danielle (Laverriere) Rutt of Saco. Grandparents are Steven and Gloria Laverriere of Biddeford, Denise and Rodney Legendre of Saco, and Norman and Lisa Rutt of Scarborough.

Jeremiah Gabriel El-Amin, born Sept. 21 to Alfred and Rosemarie El-Amin of Saco.

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All-Portland schools Class of 1977 reunion. Includes Portland, Deering, Cheverus and McAuley high schools. 7 to 11 p.m. Friday, Italian Heritage Center, 40 Westland Ave., Portland. $30. Tickets available at brownpapertickets.com/event/3056487 or call 329-0845.

Deering High School Class of 1963 annual mini-reunion. 5 p.m. Saturday, Bruno’s Restaurant and Tavern, 33 Allen Ave., Portland. Buffet meal, $25. Register with Dawn DeRice at dderice1@gmail.com or call 329-3057.

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Free community breakfast, including eggs, bacon, pancakes, French toast and pastries, as well as coffee, tea, juice and milk. 6:30 to 9 a.m. Chestnut Street Baptist Church, 29 Chestnut St., Camden. 542-0360.

WEDNESDAY

Free meal. Trinity Lutheran Church. 5 to 6 p.m. Westbrook Community Center, 426 Bridge St. 854-5653.

THURSDAY

Free community meal, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 678 Washington Ave. Open to all, in collaboration with Wayside Food Programs.

FRIDAY

Haddock chowder and lobster roll luncheon, featuring egg salad and chicken salad sandwiches, potato chips, pickles and fresh-baked chocolate chip cookies. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. North Deering Congregational Church, 1364 Washington Ave. A la carte and combo prices range from $5 to $13. Fresh bread for $2. 797-2487.

Mama Mia’s Pasta & Pizza dinner, including meat, veggie and clam sauces on pasta. 5 to 7 p.m. York County Shelter Programs’ Dining Commons, Shaker Hill Road, Alfred. $10, $5 for ages 3 to 11, free for younger children. 324-8811.

SATURDAY

Baked bean supper, featuring three kinds of beans, hot dogs, chicken pie, American chop suey, casseroles, salads, homemade pies, coffee and punch. 5 to 6 p.m. West Gorham Union Church, 190 Ossipee Trail, Route 25, Gorham. $8, $3 for children under 12.

Baked bean supper, 5 to 6:30 p.m. North Sebago United Methodist Church, 820 Sebago Road, Route 114, North Sebago. 787-2661.

Baked bean supper, with ham, macaroni and cheese, homemade pies and beverages. 5 and 6 p.m. Prides Corner Congregational Church, 235 Pride St., Westbrook. $8, $5 for ages 12 and younger.

Baked bean supper, with two kinds of beans, red and brown hot dogs, American chop suey and coleslaw. 4 to 6 p.m. Scarborough Free Baptist Church, 55 Mussey Road, Scarborough. $8, $4 for children. Takeout offered.

Heirloom supper, featuring ingredients from backyard gardens and local farm stands. 4:30 p.m. Cape Elizabeth United Methodist Church, 280 Ocean House Road, Route 77, Cape Elizabeth. $8, $5 for children, $20 for families.

Keep Me Warm supper, including baked beans and casseroles. 4:30 p.m. Fayette Central School, 2023 Main St., Fayette. If you can help, call Elaine Wilcox at 685-3886 or Carlene Davenport at 685-4138.

Homemade baked bean supper, with kidney and pea beans, hot dogs, coleslaw, potato salad, macaroni and cheese, homemade biscuits, and a variety of homemade pies. 4:30 to 6 p.m. White Rock Community Club, 34 Wilson Road, Gorham. $8, $4 for children under 12.

Somerville community turkey supper. 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Somerville Fire House, Route 17, Somerville. $10, $5 for ages 12 and under.

Pork roast supper, including mashed potatoes, carrots and coleslaw. 4:30 p.m. Freedom Congregational Church, 45 Pleasant St., Freedom. $8, $3 for children 5 to 12, free for younger children. 437-9263.

Turkey pie supper, 4:30 p.m. East Madison Grange No. 228, Grange Road, Madison. 474-2340.

Public supper. 4:30 to 6 p.m. Randolph United Methodist Church, 16 Asbury St., Randolph. $8, $4 for children under 12.

Baked bean and casserole supper, with homemade beans, casseroles and homemade pies. 5 to 6 p.m. American Legion, 15 Lewiston Road, Gray. $8, $4 for children under 12.

Roast beef supper, including dessert and drawing for two free meals. 5 p.m. Hiram Community Center, 14 Historical Ridge (Old VFW, off Main Street, Route 117), Hiram. $10, $4 for children. Takeout available. Handicapped-accessible. 625-8074.

SUNDAY

Old-fashioned harvest supper, featuring pot roast, new potatoes and gravy, fall vegetables, flakey biscuits and homemade desserts. Vegetarian options, too. Seatings at 5:30 and 7 p.m. Presale tickets required. Fifth Maine Regiment Museum, 45 Seashore Ave., Peaks Island. $20, $10 for ages 3-12, free for younger children. For tickets, call 332-2443.

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Hospital series explores cancer through artistic lens

Southern Maine Health Care will offer a free four-week series called “The Painted Book – Art to Heal,” to be held from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, and Oct. 10, 17 and 24, at the Southern Maine Health Care walk-in center, 655 Main St.

People with a history of cancer, or those who are currently in treatment and their caregivers, are invited to participate in an artistic experience that explores their personal cancer journey through creative writing, visual imagery and art-journal techniques. Participants will create a painted book detailing their personal story.

Register at 283-7320.

WELLS

Events cater to lovers of Legos, French, Stephen King

The Wells Public Library will offer the following programs this week at 1434 Post Road:

Mother Goose Storytime for ages 2 and younger and their caregivers, at 10:30 a.m. Monday

Toddler Storytime, at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday and 10:30 a.m. Wednesday for ages 2 to 5 and their caregivers

Random Fandom: Stephen King, for grades 5 through 8, meeting at 2 p.m. Tuesday

Lego and Rubik’s Cube Club meets at 3 p.m. Friday

Music performance for adults by Ray Calabro at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday

Conversational French Language Group at 6 p.m. Thursday

Fiber Arts at 10 a.m. Friday, followed by the Lunch and Learn talk “Tradition and Excellence: Art and Ogunquit, 1914-1918” at noon.

For more details, call the library at 646-8181.

CUMBERLAND

Library hosts expert for talk on Oriental rugs

Prince Memorial Library will host Oriental rug expert Tad Runge at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at 266 Main St.

Learn about the care and history of Oriental rugs. Participants are encouraged to bring in photos of their rug to learn more about its origin or history.

For more details, call 829-2215.

NEW GLOUCESTER

Harvest Festival includes wagon rides, barn tours

Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village will host its annual Harvest Festival from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday at 707 Shaker Road, Route 26.

The event will feature free barn tours by Brother Arnold Hadd and free wagon rides. Items available for purchase include freshly picked apples, baked goods and specialty food.

The festival also features traditional craft demonstrations, live music, book signings, Native American artists and crafters, gourd decorating and nature walks.

For more details, call 926-4597 or visit www.maineshakers.com/workshops.

History Barn Open House features local exhibits

A New Gloucester History Barn Open House will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at 383 Intervale Road, Route 231.

The event will feature local history exhibits. The public is invited.

For more details, call Leonard L. Brooks at 926-3188.

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Festival celebrates heritage of Latino parishioners

The community is invited to attend the Latino festival from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday at Sacred Heart/St. Dominic Parish Hall at Sherman and Mellen streets.

The festival will include games for children, handmade crafts, live music, and Central and South American dishes such as tacos, tamales, pupusas, carne asada, horchata, flan and rellenitos.

Tickets for the different food items will be sold at the festival.

All proceeds from the event will benefit Sacred Heart/St. Dominic Parish. The festival celebrates the rich cultural heritage of the parish’s Latino parishioners.

For more details, call 653-5609 or 671-6047.

LISBON

Fourth-grader earns national pageant honor

Lisbon Community School fourth-grader Miranda Torrey has been crowned the 2017 USA National Miss Downeast Maine Princess after attending the USA National Miss Scholarship Pageant at Boca Resort & Beach Club.

Torrey competed alongside more than 200 youths nationwide in evening gown, interview and runway fashion show categories.

Torrey’s other awards include USA National Miss Community Involvement Winner 2017, USA National Miss Modeling Portfolio Runner Up 2017, a USA National Miss Finalist Award, a Gold Presidential Award for volunteering and a National Day of Service Award.

The pageant provides women ages 4 to 25 with the opportunity to combine their love of pageantry with other interests such as fashion and modeling, education, community service or mentorship.

WELLS

Nonprofit gives $1,500 to hurricane relief effort

The Laudholm Trust board of trustees, a nonprofit partner of the Wells National Estuarine Research Reserve, recently voted to send $1,500 in emergency relief funds to the Mission-Aransas Reserve of Texas and Jobos Bay Reserve of Puerto Rico to support their recovery and rebuilding efforts in the aftermath of hurricanes Harvey and Maria.

Laudholm Trust collected the funds from ticket proceeds from its recent Laudholm Nature Crafts Festival.

More than 4,000 visitors attended the festival on the weekend after Labor Day.

For more details on recovery progress at the Mission-Aransas and Jobos Bay reserves, or to contribute to relief efforts, visit www.nerra.org/give.

SOUTH PORTLAND

Firm awards scholarships to three UMaine students

Sebago Technics, a civil engineering, survey, transportation, landscape architecture and environmental services consulting firm, has awarded Sebago Technics Scholarships to three University of Maine students: Mitchell Giles of Gray, and Marie-Louise Doe and Stewart Doe, both of Kennebunkport.

The students are pursuing engineering degrees and are the children of current employees.

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Library hosts contest, end-of-life planning talk

The Wells Public Library will offer the following programs this week at 1434 Post Road:

An end-of-life planning panel discussion will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday, featuring representatives from local funeral homes and advocacy groups.

A teen game tournament featuring retro board games and Wii marathons will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday. The top scorers will win a prize.

This free event is sponsored by the Friends of the Wells Public Library.

For more information, contact Andrea Kazilionis at akazilionis@wellstown.org or call the library at 207-646-8181.

ST. GEORGE

Historical society explores merchants of bygone era

The St. George Historical Society will pay tribute to delivery persons of yesteryear in a program set for 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the St. George Grange Hall on Wiley’s Corner Road.

The program will focus on the salespeople who were a regular fixture of the town landscape about 60 years ago, including milkmen, breadmen, fish peddlers and meatmen, as well as Fuller Brush salesmen, Grand Union Coffee men and fruit peddlers.

A potluck will be held earlier at 6:30 p.m.

The program is free but donations are appreciated. For details, call James Skoglund at 372-8893.

WATERVILLE

High schoolers can learn about Thomas College

A representative from Thomas College will visit four high schools this week to talk with potential students.

On Tuesday, visits are planned at 12:30 p.m. at Scarborough High School and at 1:30 p.m. at South Portland High School.

Visits also are planned Wednesday at Deering High School at 8:30 a.m. and at Lake Region High School at 11:30 a.m.

For more details, go to www.thomas.edu.

SANFORD

Local naturalist will lead public on Autumn Walk

The Sanford/Springvale Trails Committee invites community members to join local naturalist Dr. Bud Johnston for the annual Autumn Walk, 9 a.m. to noon Sunday.

This year’s outing will be at the Blanchard Project, a Sanford/Springvale Mousam Way Land Trust Environmental Reserve property, located on Blanchard Road, across from 255 Blanchard Road. Off-road parking is available.

The easily walked, kid-friendly trails will traverse over rolling, glacially deposited esker formations and an ancient outcrop which forms cliffs dropping into Branch River.

Several stops will be made for informational chats about different forest types, glacial “erratic” boulders, wetland vernal pool areas, meadowland restoration areas, Branch Stream and Branch River Fens, and a railroad company-built “Cattle Pass.”

Visit the Blanchard Project Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/groups/1192392210830993/ for a map and preview of the area.

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Free community breakfast. 6:30 to 9 a.m. Chestnut Street Baptist Church, 29 Chestnut St., Camden. 542-0360.

WEDNESDAY

Free meal, Trinity Lutheran Church, 5 to 6 p.m. Westbrook Community Center, 426 Bridge St. 854-5653.

THURSDAY

Free community meal, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 678 Washington Ave. Open to all, in collaboration with Wayside Food Programs.

FRIDAY

Haddock chowder and lobster roll luncheon, featuring egg salad and chicken salad sandwiches. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. North Deering Congregational Church, 1364 Washington Ave. A la carte and combo prices range from $5 to $13. Fresh bread for $2. 797-2487.

Mama Mia’s Pasta & Pizza dinner, including meat, veggie and clam sauces on pasta. 5 to 7 p.m. at York County Shelter Programs’ Dining Commons, Shaker Hill Road, Alfred. $10, $5 for ages 3 to 11, free for younger children. 324-8811.

SATURDAY

Church supper, featuring three kinds of baked beans. 4:30 p.m. Benton Falls Congregational Church, 104 Benton Falls Road, Benton. $8, $4 for children. 877-3105.

Public bean hole bean supper, featuring two kinds of beans cooked on the bean hole, macaroni and cheese, hot dogs, homemade desserts and drinks. 4:30 to 6 p.m. Blue Point Congregational Church, 236 Pine Point Road, Scarborough. $8, $3 for children. 883-6540.

Applefest baked bean and casserole supper, 4:30 to 6 p.m. Manchester Community Church, 21 Readfield Road, Manchester. $7, $3.50 for children 12 and younger; $20 for families with small children. 441-6011.

Free potluck supper, 5 p.m. North Belgrade Community Center, 508 Smithfield Road, Belgrade. 465-7874.

Disaster relief public bean supper, featuring three kinds of baked beans, hot dogs, pulled pork, casseroles and pies. 5 to 6 p.m. West Falmouth Baptist Church, 18 Mountain Road, Falmouth. $8, $4 for ages 5 to 12, free for 4 and younger. 797-4066. Benefiting hurricane relief efforts.

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Group donates $13,000 to breast care center

The Biddeford-Saco Country Club Ladies Association has donated more than $13,000 to the Southern Maine Health Care Center for Breast Care through its fundraiser, the 21st annual Pink on the Links Golf Tournament.

This is the sixth year that Laura Blanchette and the association have donated all proceeds from the tournament to the center. The club has contributed more than $74,000 to support care for breast cancer survivors in the community.

Free mammograms offered for women 40 and older

Southern Maine Health Care is accepting reservations through Friday for free mammograms to be offered in October for women, ages 40 and older, who are not covered by health insurance.

Those screenings will be held from 3 to 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 5 at the Center for Breast Care, 1 Medical Center Drive in Biddeford, and from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. on Oct. 19 at the Goodall Medical Office Building, 25A June St. in Sanford.

Registration is required by calling 283-7320.

Clubs prepare crutches for shipment to Africa

The Rotary Club of Saco Bay Sunset recently teamed up with Rotary clubs from Saco Bay, South Portland and Cape Elizabeth to hold the Rotary District 7780 Crutches 4 Africa Program. Club members prepared and packed 800 sets of crutches for shipment to Africa.

The retail value of the crutches is more than $30,000. This is the seventh such shipping of crutches overseen by rotary members.

Bank puts $50,000 toward Waterhouse Field project

Saco & Biddeford Savings Institution and its Biddeford alumni gathered at Waterhouse Field last week to present a $50,000 check to the Biddeford School Department in support of the Waterhouse Field renovations.

Those funds are earmarked for a concession stand.

York County families may register for Head Start

York County’s Children’s Services is accepting registrations for its Head Start and Early Head Start programs, with locations in Biddeford, Berwick, Buxton, Kittery, Old Orchard Beach, Saco, Sanford and Waterboro. All York County families who meet the eligibility guidelines may enroll their children in Head Start or Early Head Start – they do not need to be residents of those towns or cities.

Children’s Services classrooms operate Monday through Friday, providing quality care at no cost to families. The classrooms offer nutritious meals, health and development screenings and assessments, family support and health services, and experiences that support child development.

Register at http://www.seacoastonline.com/news/20170914/enrollment-underway-for-york-county-childrens-services

For details, call 459-2963.

PORTLAND

Agency takes applications for transit, technical panels

The Portland Area Comprehensive Transportation System is accepting applications for appointee seats on its transit and technical committees.

The transit committee meets bimonthly at 9:30 a.m. Thursdays in Portland for up to two hours. The technical committee meets bimonthly at 8:30 a.m. on the first Tuesday of the month, for up to two hours in Portland.

Both committees offer a forum for discussion between local, state and federal officials on transportation planning, capital improvement project proposals, and studies to be done through the Unified Planning Work Program. The transit committee also decides on the allocation of Federal Transit Administration funds for the region’s transit systems.

The appointments are for three years each, with the option for reappointment.

Applicants should email a short explanation of interest, including a brief description of background, and which committee they are interested in serving on. Applications are due Friday.

For more details, call John Duncan at 774-9891 ext. 205 or go to www.pactsplan.org.

American Heart Association names board appointees

The American Heart Association has appointed new members to its board of directors.

Newly installed are Geoff Bruno, superintendent of Falmouth schools; Andrew Cook, vice president of People’s United Bank; Dr. Dervilla McCann, chief of population health at Central Maine Healthcare; and Dr. Brandei Wingard, medical director at Southern Maine Health Care Cardiology.

Dr. John O’Meara, a cardiologist with Portland Cardiology, also was appointed the new AHA Maine board president, and Richard Veilleux, program manager at MaineHealth, is the new AHA Maine board chair.

Cheverus raises $2,300 for hurricane relief effort

The Cheverus High School community has raised $2,300 to support hurricane relief efforts by participating in a Dress Down Day in lieu of regular school uniforms.

The school has two Jesuit high schools in Houston, Cristo Rey Jesuit and Strake Jesuit, as well as in San Juan, Puerto Rico, and Miami, respresenting about 50 families whose homes were affected by recent hurricanes.

Catholic Charities is supplying humanitarian aid and resources to these areas as well. To make a donation to the relief efforts in Texas, Louisiana, Florida and the Caribbean, go to www.catholiccharitiesusa.org, call 703-549-1390 or 800-919-9338, or send a check, payable to Catholic Charities USA and marked “Hurricane Relief,” to Catholic Charities USA, P.O. Box 17066, Baltimore, MD 21297.

SANFORD

Child development center holds graduation for 23

Waban’s Fraser-Ford Child Development Center recently held a graduation ceremony for 23 students at the Wormwood Center.

The center addresses the needs of preschool children with autism, developmental disabilities, severe medical issues, Down syndrome and other developmental delays. The center works to transition students into the public school system.

The center’s new autism therapy wing opens in October, offering four new classrooms, a multipurpose room, offices and therapy rooms.

Waban’s children’s programs provide services to more than 300 children and families throughout York County.

WELLS

Eight more students enroll in vocational program

York County Community College and the Maine Quality Centers have extended their agreement with Pratt & Whitney in North Berwick, adding eight students to the Next Gen Machining Program.

The program will train up to 96 new hires over the next year. The training for Maine residents includes 120 hours of instruction in precision machining, blueprint reading, geometric dimensioning and tolerancing, and mathematics over a six- week period.

Since the partnership began in February 2015, the college has trained 15 Next Gen Machining cohorts for Pratt & Whitney. The next section of classes starts in October.

For more details, call Stefanie Bourque, director of continuing education, at 216-4321 or email sbourque@yccc.edu.

WATERBORO

Top winners announced in chili, chowder contest

The Waterborough Historical Society has announced the top three winners of its ninth annual Chili, Chowda & Apple Dessert contest, held Sept. 16.

Placing first through third in each category were:

Chili: Al Elbrader’s Camp Chili, Dwayne Woodsome’s North Style Chili and Woody’s Restaurant’s Woody’s Wicked Awesome Chili.

Chowder: Camry Andrews’ Triple Corn Chowda, Jodie Dyer’s Triple C Farm Fish Chowder and Brenda Hamilton’s Momma’s Sausage & Corn Chowda.

Apple desserts: Abigail Higgins’ Caramel Apple Upside-Down Cake, Peg Walker’s Baked Apple Pie Cheesecake and Jodie Dyer’s Nana Dupre’s Apple Squares.

LINCOLN

Logging contractors group raises $71,547 for hospitals

The Professional Logging Contractors of Maine recently raised $71,547, benefiting Children’s Miracle Network hospitals in Maine, during its 21st annual Log A Load for Maine Kids Golf Tournament, held Sept. 15 at JATO Highlands Golf Course.

The tournament is the group’s largest annual fundraiser for charity. For more details, visit www.logaload.org.

WISCASSET

Fundraiser nets $4,000 for library lights upgrade

Friends of the Wiscasset Library raised more than $4,000 benefiting the Wiscasset Public Library’s “Light up the Library” project during a Bands for Books event at Seafield Farm.

The funds will be used to modernize the lighting system at the library.

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Juliette Mae Charczenko, born Aug. 27 to Natalie LaPointe and Joshua Charczenko of Naples. Grandparents are Timothy and Peggy LaPointe of Rumford and Susan and Jacob Charczenko of Windham. Great-grandparents are Norman and Janet Beaudet of Rumsford and Katryna Charczenko of Cumberland Foreside.

Mid Coast Hospital

Halley Dawn Morse, born Sept. 12 to Emily Carolyn (Bichrest) and Joshua Phillip Morse of Harpswell. Grandparents are Jennie Bichrest of Topsham, and Mark Bichrest and Kathy and Sheldon Morse, all of Harpswell.

Addison May Conroy, born Sept. 16 to Henry Joseph Conroy and Audrey Lee Sawyer of Brunswick.

Jackson Avery Stodder, born Sept. 18 to Jason Allen Stodder and Alicia Marie Landry of Whitfield. Grandparents are Steve Landry Sr. and Annette Tettreault of Lewiston, Russell Stodder III of Wiscasset and Gayle Stodder Hunt of Bath. Great-grandparents are Raymond and Jeanette Asselin of Lewiston, Charlotte Landrey of Bowdoin and Dorothy Delhaney of Brunswick.

Southern Maine Health Care

Eli Jesse Lucier, born Sept. 11 to Jamie and Jessica (Crowe) Lucier of Wells. Grandparents are Allen and Diane Crowe of Prospect, Connecticut, and Gary and Barbara Lucier of Standish.

Kalie-Ella Grace Harrington, born Sept. 12 to Ethan Harrington and Ashley Staples of Lebanon. Grandparents are Stephen and Shannon Staples of Arundel and Dale and Lise Harrington of Lewiston.

Lexie Louise Lynn Cole, born Sept. 13 to Nathan Cole and Hilary Philbrick of Springvale. Grandparents are Suzanne Nadeau of Springvale, Charles Philbrick and Ruth Kidwell of Dayton, Debbie Cole of Kennebunkport and Dana Cole of Sebago.

Lucas Colby Blaisdell, born Sept. 14 to Robert and Kendra (Wightman) Blaisdell of Sanford. Grandparents are Phillip Wightman Jr. of Newmarket, New Hampshire, Florence Fencer of Sanford, and Raymond and Phyllis Blaisdell Sr. of Corinna.

Chase Brian Frechette, born Sept. 14 to Kevin and Danielle (Guillereault) Frechette of Biddeford. Grandparents are Jamie and Patty Harmon of West Newfield, Guy Guillereault of Biddeford, and Lucier and Margaret Frechette of East Waterboro.

St. MARY’S REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER

Lucille Jane Richard, born June 30 to Bethany Goodvin and Michael Richard of Lewiston. Grandparents are Wylma and Ken Winer of West Paris, Gary Goodvin of South Dakota, and Lela and James Richard of Lisbon Falls.

Zayla Jade LeClair, born Sept. 15 to Zachary and Krystle LeClair of Lisbon Falls. Grandparents are John and Rebecca LeClair of Durham, Steve Berry of Whitefield, Joy Berry of Sanford and Dwight and Mary Berry of South Portland. Great-grandfather is Norman Brisson of Cranston, Rhode Island.

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Reunions http://www.pressherald.com/2017/09/24/reunions-74/ http://www.pressherald.com/2017/09/24/reunions-74/#respond Sun, 24 Sep 2017 08:00:00 +0000 http://www.pressherald.com/?p=1260447 HIGH SCHOOL

Brunswick High School Class of 1957 60th reunion. 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday. Brunswick Golf Club, 165 River Road, Brunswick. Buffet meal, $35. Contact Lionel at 725-6916 or Doris at 449-1899.

Deering High School Class of 1963 annual mini-reunion. 5 p.m. Oct. 7. Bruno’s Restaurant and Tavern, 33 Allen Ave., Portland. Buffet meal, $25. Register with Dawn DeRice at dderice1@gmail.com or call 329-3057.

All Portland schools Class of 1977 reunion. Includes Portland, Deering, Cheverus and McAuley high schools. 7 to 11 p.m. Oct. 6. Italian Heritage Center, 40 Westland Ave., Portland. $30. Tickets at brownpapertickets.com/event/3056487 or 329-0845.

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Otisfield community lunch, featuring roast pork, hashbrowns, carrots, salads, apple crisp, coffee and tea. 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Community Hall, 292 Route 121, Otisfield. Free.

Friday

Mama Mia’s Pasta & Pizza dinner, including meat, veggie and clam sauces on pasta, with pizza, salad, Italian bread, pies and beverages. 5 to 7 p.m. York County Shelter Programs’ Dining Commons, 147 Shaker Hill Road, Alfred. $10, $5 for children 3 to 11, free for children 2 and younger.

Haddock chowder and lobster roll luncheon, featuring egg salad and chicken salad sandwiches, potato chips, pickles and fresh-baked chocolate chip cookies. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at North Deering Congregational Church, 1364 Washington Ave., Portland. A la carte and combo prices range from $5 to $13. Fresh bread for $2. 797-2487.

Super supper, featuring homemade soup, salad, breads, desserts and beverages. 5 to 7 p.m. St. Mary’s Church, 43 Foreside Road, Falmouth. Free.

Saturday

Community roast beef dinner, with all the fixings. 5 to 6 p.m. Windham Hill United Church of Christ, 140 Windham Center Road, Windham. $10, $5 for children younger than 12.

Roast beef dinner, seating at 5:30 and 6:30 p.m. St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 678 Washington Ave., Portland. $10. For reservations, call 775-1179.

Baked bean supper, including hot dogs, a variety of casseroles, coleslaw, salads, rolls, pies and other desserts. 4:30 to 6 p.m. at Manchester Grange 172 on Route 202 in Manchester. $8, $4 for children younger than 10.

Turkey pie supper, 5 to 6:30 p.m. South China Community Church, 246 Village St., South China.

Baked bean supper, with chop suey, casseroles, salads and pie. 5 p.m. New Sharon United Methodist Church, 18 Starks Road, New Sharon. $8, $3.50 for children 12 and younger. 696-8381.

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Eric Lee Berry Lowell, born Sept. 7 to Charles Lee Berry and Kimberly Nicole Lowell of Brunswick.

Fischer Jeremy Collier, born Sept. 5 to Jeremy David Collier and Kerry Yvette Lumbar-Trexler of Bath. Grandparents are David and Susan Collier of Arrowsic, Randy Lumbar of New Hampshire and the late Pauline Lumbar. Great-grandparents are Mildred Gundsy of Keene, New Hampshire, and Alice of Bath.

Declan Mathew Freeman, born Sept 8 to Steve and Nicole (Holman) Freeman IV of Woolwich. Grandparents are Ron and Tammie Holman Jr. and Matt and Julie Stevens, all of Bowdoinham.

Landon James Lantagne, born Sept. 7 to Ryan Christopher and Lauren Ashleigh (Keizer) Lantagne of Dresden.

Makenna Lyn Doughty, born Sept. 8 to Chad Bruce Doughty and Misty Kim Smith of Lisbon. Grandparents are Norma Esposito of Bath, Steve Schneidewind of West Bath, Richard Doughty of Bowdoin and Rebecca Doughty of Lisbon Falls. Great-grandparent is Carol Schneidewind.

Southern Maine Health Care

Caleb Jordan Burns, born Sept. 1 to Joseph Burns and Melissa Knox of Biddeford. Grandparents are Anthony Dilboy and Tami Knox of Rochester, New Hampshire, and Michael Burns Sr. of Lynn, Massachusetts.

Charlie Rae-Louise Matewski, born Sept. 2 to Craig and Rachel Matewski of Lebanon.

Lydia Hope Mabry, born Sept. 6 to Robert Mabry and Fayth Rousseau of Biddeford. Grandparents are George Cote and Robert Mabry, both of Biddeford, Melissa Mabry of Gorham and the late Hope Rousseau, formerly of Lewiston.

Mila Raelynn Toner, born Sept. 8 to Jeremy Toner and Nicole Bean of Wells. Grandparents are Eddie and Julie Bean of Biddeford and Terri Toner of Wells.

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Brunswick High School Class of 1957 60th reunion. 5 to 9 p.m. Sept. 30. Brunswick Golf Club, 165 River Road, Brunswick. $35 includes buffet meal. Contact Lionel at 725-6916 or Doris at 449-1899.

Deering High School Class of 1963 annual mini-reunion. 5 p.m. Oct. 7. Bruno’s Restaurant and Tavern, 33 Allen Ave., Morrill’s Corner, Portland. Buffet meal, $25. Register with Dawn DeRice at dderice1@gmail.com or at 329-3057.

Falmouth High School Class of 1967 50th reunion. 6 p.m. Saturday. DiMillo’s, 25 Long Wharf, Portland. Featuring music, cocktails and a buffet. Contact Maddy Rowell at maddyr67@icloud.com.

Portland High School Class of 1954 reunion. 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 28. Ocean Gardens Restaurant, 390 Main St., Gorham. Ordering from menu. Register by Friday. Call Roberta (Snow) Platts at 772-9026, Carol (Ross) Mikkelsen at 773-7491 or email papananamik@aol.com.

Portland High School Class of 1955 reunion. 11 a.m. Saturday. DiMillo’s, 25 Long Wharf, Portland. Ordering from menu. Call Joan Bennett Bartlett at 797-3260 or Franny Pride at 797-4898.

All-Portland schools Class of 1977 reunion. Includes Portland, Deering, Cheverus and McAuley high schools. 7 to 11 p.m. Oct. 6. Italian Heritage Center, 40 Westland Ave., Portland. $30. Tickets available at brownpapertickets.com/event/3056487 or at 329-0845.

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Alani Jayde Luna, born Aug. 13 to Steven Luna and Bridget Knights of South Paris. Grandparents are Susanne Cumbee of Chelsea, Linda Grant of Mechanic Falls and Robert Luna Jr. of Machiasport. Great-grandparents are Sandra Grant of Scarborough and Linda Lamontagne of Palm Coast, Florida.

Alyssa Kathryn Verrill, born Aug. 18 to Ronald and Nicolette Verrill of Gray. Grandparents are Ronald and Christena Verrill of Gorham, and David and Jennifer Shugars and Kathy and Cliff Mower of Scarborough. Great-grandparents are Deana Verrill and Norma and Rick Verrill, all of Gorham, and Virginia and Bob Flaherty of South Portland.

Brylee O’donnell, born Aug. 22 to Ashley Stevens and Kevin O’donnell of Lisbon. Grandparents are Terry Clifford of Turner, Faith Campbell and Brian Campbell of Canton. Great-grandparents are Pauline Gauthier and Jackie Arnold, both of Turner.

Mid Coast Hospital

Hayden John Warlick, born Aug. 28 to Jason Andrew and Tracey Marves Warlick of Woolwich. Grandparents are John and Karen Marves of North Haven, Paula Stevenson of Waldoboro, Stillman Joyce of Union and John and Carol Bibber of Harpswell.

Braelynn Camber Kinney, born Aug. 29 to Michael Austin and Sadie Brooke (Hyden) Kinney of Topsham. Grandparents are Angela and Bradley Hyden of Brunswick and Sherrill and P. Leonard Kinney of Limerick.

Ellis Charles Barton, born Aug. 31 to Ryan Charles and Kelly Anne (Carter) Barton of Topsham. Grandparents are the late Sandra Carter of Harpswell and Mark and Cheryl Barton of Topsham. Great-grandparents are Robert Carter of Berwick and Marilyn Barton of Sarasota, Florida.

Amelia Cora Favreau, born Sept. 2 to Sarah Riley (Blake) and Cory Everett Favreau of Bowdoin. Grandparents are Brenda Moody of Brunswick, and Marla and Brad Blake and Mark Favreau and Linda Jaiz, all of Bowdoinham. Great-grandparent is Peter Favreau of Brunswick.

Charlotte Isabelle Grant, born Sept. 3 to Adam and Leah (O’Brien) Grant of Brunswick. Grandparents are Craig and Pamela O’Brien of Bowdoin, Al Grant of Gardiner and Kathy Dellerma of Smithfield. Great-grandparents are William O’Brien of Harpswell and Dawn Burns of Winslow.

Mason Douglas Uraneck, born Sept. 3 to Christopher and Jessica (Deans) Uraneck of Freeport. Grandparents are John and Sis Deans of Gorham and Doug and Joan Uraneck of Falmouth. Great-grandparent is Rachel Deans of South Portland.

Southern Maine Health Care

Joyce Yvonne Charland, born Aug. 10 to William Charland and Abigail Norton of Old Orchard Beach. Grandparents are Terry and Nancy Norton and Sue Charland, all of Old Orchard Beach.

Elizabeth Ashley Dudevoir, born Aug. 11 to Eric Dudevoir and Lindsey Ouellette of Lyman. Grandparents are Brian Dudevoir of Fullerton, California, Pamela Chandler of Biddeford, Lise Ouellette of Old Orchard Beach and the late Robert Ouellette.

Austin David White, born Aug. 13 to Jesse and Cortney (Poirier) White of Biddeford. Grandparents are Tim Foley and Kelly Poirier and Jeff White and Jeanne Ball, all of Biddeford.

Aden Patrick Hole, born Aug. 16 to Evan Hole and Biancha Day of Biddeford. Grandparents are Bato and Rose Lapointe of Biddeford, Dennis Day of Lewiston, Deeana White of Indiana and Chip Hole of Florida.

Oliver Norman Roy, born Aug. 17 to Dana Roy and Annakah Young of Arundel. Grandparents are Larry and Heidi Young, Cyndy Paulin and Tonya Rokes, all of Arundel, and the late Bruce Roy.

Eleanor Beatrice Brooks, born Aug. 19 to Kevin and Jeanette Brooks of Kennebunk. Grandparents are Kathleen Boucher of Kennebunk and Thomas and Lorraine Brooks of Lewiston.

Liam Michael Hazelton, born Aug. 22 to Stephen Hazelton and Jessica Porter of Biddeford. Grandparents are Linda Fenstermaker and Kyra Hazelton, both of Biddeford.

Andre Xavier Cote, born Aug. 23 to Lee and Michelle (Faucher) Cote of Biddeford. Grandparents are Robert Faucher and Helene Fortier of Biddeford and John and Deb Cote of Dayton.

James Thomas Klimko, born Aug. 24 to Stephen Klimko and Tanya Gregg of Biddeford. Grandparents are Frank Gregg of Gorham, and Michelle Gagne, Lisa Klimko and Stephen Klimko, all of Biddeford.

Everly Brynn Blazonis, born Aug. 24 to James Blazonis and Shayna Dupont of Springvale. Grandparents are Peter Dupont of Gorham and Shawn and Norma Donovan of Waterboro.

Conrad Wade Woodman Jr., born Aug. 25 to Conrad Woodman Sr. and Erika (Rioux) Woodman of Saco. Grandparents are Mark and Shari Rioux and John and Colleen Woodman, all of Saco, and Steve and Christine Currie of Winthrop.

Mila AdelAnn March, born Aug. 28 to Jeffrey March and Sasha Miller of Biddeford. Grandparents are Angela Kean and James and Edwina Tarbox, all of Saco, and Phil Berard and Adel March, both of Sanford.

Bentley George Corriveau, born Aug. 28 to James Corriveau Jr. and Elizabeth Peabody of Waterboro. Grandparents are William and Cheryl Peabody of Northwood, New Hampshire, and James and Kelly Corriveau Sr. of Waterboro.

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High schoolers can learn about Thomas College

A representative from Thomas College will visit several southern Maine high schools this week to meet with students and discuss its academic and sports programs and residential life opportunities.

A representative will visit:

Kennebunk High School, 8:30 a.m. Tuesday

 Portland High School, 8:15 a.m. Friday

 Cheverus High School, 9:45 a.m. Friday

 Falmouth High School, 10:45 a.m. Friday

 Gardiner Area High School, 11:45 a.m. Friday

 Yarmouth High School, 1:15 p.m. Friday.

For more information about Thomas College, visit www.thomas.edu.

SOUTH WATERBORO

Chili, dessert competition returns for its ninth year

The Waterborough Historical Society’s ninth annual Chili, Chowda & Apple Dessert Contest will be held Saturday at the Grange Hall, 31 West Road.

Judging starts at 4:30 p.m. and public tasting begins at 5 p.m. Winners will be announced and prizes awarded in all three categories at 6 p.m.

To support the society and enter a favorite dish at no charge, area cooks – both professional and amateur – are invited to participate. Contest food will be accepted between 4 and 4:30 p.m. Entries must arrive hot, in crock pots.

Public tasting is $8 for adults, $3 for children under 12, and free for children under 5.

For more information, call Dianne Holden at 929-9651.

KENNEBUNK

Speaker faced challenges as a gay man in the CIA

The Association of Former Intelligence Officers will host a talk by guest speaker Brian Randall, CIA spy and novelist, at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Brick Store Museum Program Center, 4 Dane St.

Randall will talk about his undercover role as an international flight attendant through the lens of a gay man. Randall faced the challenges of service in an agency whose policies at the time banned homosexuals.

He’s expected to discuss his CIA training and counterintelligence assignments in Europe and the Middle East. His novel, “Demaris Protocol,” is a fact-based spy thriller about a dark operational unit, based on his 10 years in Washington, D.C.

WEST KENNEBUNK

Musician Bruce Molsky kicks off concert series

Bruce Molsky, a player of Southern American old-time music, will be featured in the first show of the fall season of the “Concerts in West K!” series, to be held at 3 p.m. Sunday at the West Kennebunk United Methodist Church, 160 Alfred Road.

The concert series benefits the church. Admission is by donation at the door; special levels for this show are $18 for adults and $12 for youths and seniors, with a maximum of $40 for parents with children.

For more information, call Paul Wells at 985-2831.

WALDOBORO

Bear biologist will speak at library meeting, potluck

The Friends of the Waldoboro Public Library will host guest speaker Dawn Brown at its annual meeting and potluck dinner, to be held at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Waldoboro Public Library, 958 Main St.

A short meeting to vote in new officers at 6:30 p.m follows the potluck dinner.

Brown, a bear biologist and conservationist of Second Chance Wildlife Inc., will speak on the conservation methods used in Maine to keep the bear populations thriving.

For more details, call the library at 832-4484 or visit www.waldoborolibrary.org.

FARMINGTON/JAY

Catholic Rural Life Festival to be held over four days

St. Joseph Parish and St. Rose of Lima Parish will co-host a Catholic Rural Life Festival on Thursday through Sunday, featuring liturgies, special Masses and prayer services each day.

On Thursday, St. Joseph Parish hall, 133 Middle St. in Farmington, will host a jam-making demonstration at 9 a.m. and an outdoor movie screening of “Growing Local” at 7:45 p.m., followed by night prayer.

On Friday, there will be a soup and bread luncheon and a concert by Hidden Fifth.

Saturday events will include an Irish step dancing workshop and fiddle music by Don Roy.

The festival wraps up on Sunday with a Knights of Columbus breakfast.

For the complete schedule, go to www.portlanddiocese.org/sites/default/files/files/CRLSchedule2017.xlsx.

PORTLAND

Avesta, Preble Street celebrate housing effort

Avesta Housing and Preble Street will celebrate the city’s third “housing first” program, Huston Commons, with coffee and doughnuts, a presentation and tours, beginning at 10 a.m. Tuesday at 72 Bishop St.

The complex is home to 30 formerly homeless individuals with chronic health challenges.

Each fully-furnished efficiency apartment is highly insulated and features water-conserving fixtures and features, a high-efficiency heating system, low or no-VOC paints and materials, and Energy Star-qualified appliances, lighting and fixtures.

Maine Maritime Academy holds informational session

Maine Maritime Academy, in cooperation with Maine’s congressional delegation, will host an informational workshop for prospective students and their parents to learn about admission to federal service academies. The workshop will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Clarion Hotel, 1230 Congress St. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.

For more details or to register for the free workshop, call 800-464-6565 or email admissions@mma.edu. Walk-ins are welcome.

BRUNSWICK

How-To Festival brims with chances to learn

Curtis Memorial Library will host its fouth annual How-To Festival and Block Party from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at 23 Pleasant St.

The free event will include a variety of mini-workshops from individuals and local business owners. There will be food trucks, demonstrations, giveaways, face painting and live music with local musicians.

Attendees can learn about stargazing with a telescope, decorating on a dime, researching family histories, painting kindness rocks, crafting or preparing family meals on a budget.

For more details, go to curtislibrary.com.

Class, Chamberlain lecture explore Civil War themes

This month’s Joshua L. Chamberlain Civil War Round Table Lecture will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday at Curtis Memorial Library’s Morrell Room, 23 Pleasant St.

Dr. Jack Battick will lead the talk “Damned If You Don’t, Damned If You Do: The Civil War Experiences of Captain George Preble, USN.”

Lectures are free, and donations are appreciated.

An eight-week Civil War course is also being offered, starting Friday, as part of the Midcoast Senior College fall semester offerings.

The classes are 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. each Friday from Sept. 15 to Nov. 3 at the Southern New Hampshire University building on Bath Road, Cooks Corner, Brunswick.

Register at midcoastseniorcollege.org or call 725-4900.

ARUNDEL

Historical society hosts 5th annual Heritage Days

The Arundel Historical Society will hold its fifth annual Heritage Day celebration from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at the North Chapel Common site, at Alfred and Limerick roads.

There will be familiar exhibits and events such as crafts, spinning wool and wagon rides in the fields.

This family event is free. For more details, call 283-9699.

Herb Noble motorcycle ride begins at Bentley’s Saloon

The ninth annual Herb Noble Memorial Motorcycle Ride, benefiting the Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital at Maine Medical Center, takes place Saturday starting at Bentley’s Saloon, 1601 Portland Road, Arundel.

Registration, which is $25 and includes a T-shirt, begins at 8 a.m. The ride starts at 10:30 a.m.

There will be a post-ride gathering at Bentley’s with a 50/50 raffle, music and dancing.

YORK

Open house, supper help land trust debut new office

York Land Trust will host an open house and country supper Sunday to mark the opening of its new headquarters on Long Neck Marsh Road.

The open house will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., with live animal demonstrations from the Center for Wildlife, crafts, face painting, apple cider pressing and hikes along the recently completed New Point Trail. Guests are asked to bring a picnic lunch and blanket.

The seventh annual Fundraiser Country Supper will be served from 5 to 8 p.m., featuring locally sourced food, live bluegrass music and tours of the new headquarters. Attendees may bid on hand-decorated birdhouses. Tickets are $125 per person.

To register, visit www.yorklandtrust.org or call 207-363-7400.

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Free community breakfast, including eggs, bacon and pancakes. 6:30 to 9 a.m. Chestnut Street Baptist Church, 29 Chestnut St., Camden. 542-0360.

WEDNESDAY

Free meal, Trinity Lutheran Church, 5 to 6 p.m. Westbrook Community Center, 426 Bridge St. 854-5653.

THURSDAY

Free community meal, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 678 Washington Ave.

FRIDAY

Haddock chowder and lobster roll luncheon, featuring egg salad and chicken salad sandwiches. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. North Deering Congregational Church, 1364 Washington Ave. A la carte and combo prices range from $5 to $13. 797-2487.

Mama Mia’s Pasta & Pizza dinner, including meat, veggie and clam sauces on pasta. 5 to 7 p.m. York County Shelter Programs’ Dining Commons, Shaker Hill Road, Alfred. $10, $5 for ages 3 to 11, free for younger children. 324-8811.

SATURDAY

Public baked bean supper, including hot dogs, salads and rolls. 4:30 to 6 p.m. East Baldwin Church Parish Hall, 17 School St., East Baldwin. $8, $3.50 for children.

Public supper, 4:30 p.m. Vassalboro United Methodist Church, 614 Main St., Vassalboro.

Public baked bean supper, including kidney and vegetarian beans. 4:30 to 6 p.m. West Scarborough United Methodist Church, Route 1, Scarborough. $8, $4 for children.

Bean-hole bean supper, with three kinds of baked beans. 4:30 p.m. United Church of Christ at North Gorham, 4 Standish Neck Road, Gorham. $9, $4 for children.

Baked bean and casserole supper, 4:30 p.m. Sts. Matthew and Barnabas Church, 20 Union St., Hallowell. $6, $4 for children, $20 for families. 623-3041.

Church supper, with at least nine different fresh-baked pies and cheesecakes. 4:30 p.m. Benton Falls Congregational Church, 104 Benton Falls Road, Benton. $8, $4 for children. 877-3105.

Bean supper, with live music and mini fair. 5 to 6 p.m. Peoples United Methodist Church, 310 Broadway, South Portland.

Spaghetti benefit dinner, held by the Knights of Columbus 11303. 5 p.m. St. Joseph Maronite Catholic Church, 3 Appleton St., Waterville. $8. 313-0153.

Annual Harvest Supper at Narramissic, featuring a traditional turkey dinner and pies. Seatings at 5 and 6 p.m., at two venues: Bridgton Historical Society Museum on Gibbs Avenue and the Rufus Porter Museum. $15, free for children 12 and under. 647-3699.

Bean supper, with two kinds of beans. 5 p.m. North Congregational Church of Groveville, 22 Church Hill Road, Buxton. $8. 929-5600.

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Brunswick High School Class of 1957 60th reunion. 5 to 9 p.m. Sept. 30. Brunswick Golf Club, 165 River Road, Brunswick. Buffet, $35. Contact Lionel at 725-6916 or Doris at 449-1899.

Deering High School Class of 1963 annual mini-reunion. 5 p.m. Oct. 7. Bruno’s Restaurant and Tavern, 33 Allen Ave., Portland. Buffet meal, $25. Register with Dawn DeRice at dderice1@gmail.com or at 329-3057.

Falmouth High School Class of 1967 50th reunion. 6 p.m. Sept. 23. DiMillo’s, 25 Long Wharf, Portland. Contact Maddy Rowell at maddyr67@icloud.com.

Portland High School Class of 1947 reunion. 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Sept. 22 at Egg & I (formerly Friendly’s), 139 Riverside St., Portland. Register by Sept. 15 with Jim Nichoas at 767-3030 or Delores (Amergian) Drivas at 799-6204.

Portland High School Class of 1954 reunion. 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 28. Ocean Gardens Restaurant, 390 Main St., Gorham. Register by Sept. 22 with Roberta (Snow) Platts at 772-9026, Carol (Ross) Mikkelsen at 773-7491 or papananamik@aol.com.

Portland High School Class of 1955 reunion. 11 a.m. Sept. 23. DiMillo’s, 25 Long Wharf, Portland. Call Joan Bennett Bartlett at 797-3260 or Franny Pride at 797-4898.

All Portland schools Class of 1977 reunion. Includes Portland, Deering, Cheverus and McAuley high schools. 7 to 11 p.m. Oct. 6. Italian Heritage Center, 40 Westland Ave., Portland. $30. Tickets available at brownpapertickets.com/event/3056487 or 329-0845.

South Portland High School Class of 1954 reunion. 12:30 p.m. Sept. 14. Easy Day, 725 Broadway, South Portland. Buffet meal. Contact Roger Connolly at 799-8466, Janice (Paige) Henderson at 284-5712, Janice Alden at 883-2613 or alden2963@gmail.com, or Maureen (Willard) Harper at 799-2036. Reservations required.

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Technicolor potatoes benefit Maine’s veterans

A Red, White and Blue Patriotic Potatoes initiative has raised $1,046 to benefit the South Portland and Cape Elizabeth Rotary Club’s Maine Homeless Veterans Program.

The program was founded by Hobbs Funeral Homes owner Jeffrey Hobbs, who grew tri-colored potatoes near his cottage on Little Diamond Island.

PORTLAND

AARP recognizes projects for community outreach

AARP Maine has announced the four winners of its Community Challenge, which recognizes community outreach projects. The winners are:

Age-Friendly Community Initiative (Bethel-Gilead-Greenwood-Newry-Woodstock), which established a program to prevent falls and improve fire safety.

 Age-Friendly Bowdoinham, which will begin a garden club for isolated older residents.

 Living Well in North Yarmouth, which is designing a rapid-entry system for property owners and fire departments.

 Wayne Aging at Home, which is installing blinker and crosswalk signs.

WELLS

High school Class of 2016 can request student files

The Wells High School guidance department will be culling student files for the Class of 2016, beginning Oct. 1.

Former students who wish to obtain their files should send their requests in, including full name and mailing address, by Sept. 30 to Karen Quint via email at kquint@wocsd.org.

NEW GLOUCESTER

Apple pies going for $9 at historical society sale

The New Gloucester Historical Society is taking orders for its annual apple pie sale, Sept. 29 at the First Congo Church on Gloucester Hill Road.

The pies are $9 each.

To order, call Avis Ford at 926-4561. Pickup is from 2 to 6 p.m.

WESTBROOK

American Legion seeks crafters for Christmas fair

The American Legion Auxiliary Unit 62 of Westbrook seeks crafters for its Christmas Fair, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 28 at the American Legion Post No. 62, 17 Dunn St. Call Carolyn at 615-2282 or Roxanna at 854-4792.

BATH

Register to be a crafter at Bells of St. Mary’s fair

Crafters are being sought for the 23rd annual Bells of St. Mary’s Craft Fair, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 4 at 144 Lincoln St.

To reserve a spot, call 443-3423 or 443-5389.

KENNEBUNK

Habitat for Humanity receives $20,000 grant

Habitat for Humanity of York County has received a grant of $20,000 from the Joseph and Anna C. Dias Family Foundation to support Habitat’s Quarry Road Build in Wells.

The funds will help support a wheelchair-accessible home for Charles and Shannon Carter and their two young sons.

SCARBOROUGH

Credit union will award $25,000 to eight nonprofits

Town & Country Federal Credit Union is accepting applications through Sept. 25 for a $25,000 grant that it will award to eight southern Maine nonprofits.

For details, go to tcfcu.com/better-neighbor/better-neighbor-fund.

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John Benjamin Dumont, born Aug. 22 to Benjamin John and Talitha Esther (Dobbins) Dumont of Topsham. Grandparents are Ken and Judi Dobbins and Tim and Linda Dumont, all of Brunswick. Great-grandparents are Jan Dumont of Bradenton, Florida, and Alice Houser of Leonardtown, Maryland.

Dakota Grace Elwell, born Aug. 23 to Owen Cornelius Zwaan and Logan Riley Elwell of West Bath. Grandparents are Beau and Traycee Elwell of West Bath and Maarten and Heidi Zwaan. Great-grandparents are Lydia Benoit, David and Margo Smith, Ruth Berhing and Alan R. Elwell.

Olive Grace Viara, born Aug. 23 to Matthew David Viara and Josephine Ann Rassat of Bath. Grandparents are Ann Rassat of Montrose, Minnesota, Thomas Rassat of Buffalo, Minnesota, Mary Ann Roark of Harpswell and David Viara of Dunedin, Florida.

Delilah Jane Frazer, born Aug. 25 to Joseph Jeffery Frazer and Christina Louise Whitney of Boothbay. Grandparents are Sheryl Dobson of Boothbay and Linda Giles of Edgecomb. Great-grandparents are George Giles and Jeanette Cummings, both of Boothbay, and Thomas Whitney of New Hampshire.

Emilia Ann Dodge, born Aug. 25 to Bryant Michael and Kara Lee (Holland) Dodge of Woolwich. Grandparents are John and Theresa Holland of Jay, Florida, and Tristan and Kimberly Dodge of Woolwich. Great-grandparents are Claudia Shaw of Woolwich, Mary Baugh of Jacksonville, Florida, and Sandra Cunningham of Gardiner.

Kason William Halle, born Aug. 29 to Timothy Leo Demers and Sarah Jean (Keddy) Halle of Wiscasset. Grandparents are Pete and Dawn Keddy and Steve and Tricia Halle, all of New Hampshire. Great-grandparents are Barbara and James Whitney of New Hampshire and Lori Kowalski of Florida.

Alisa Mae Cummings, born Aug. 29 to Daniel Bruce and Holly Lee (Blake) Cummings of Farmingdale. Grandparents are Cheryl and Lawrence Blake of Pittston and Daniel and Diana Cummings of Gray.

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