May 20, 2013



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Ride volunteers Jennifer Beadnell, with the American Cancer Society, and Mike Fairweather, with the Beach Bike Ride for Charity, train for the Annual Beach Bike Ride for Charity, set for June 15 on the Wells coast.

Photo courtesy Mike Fairweather

Charity bike ride registration

Registrations are being accepted for the Annual Beach Bike Ride for Charity at Wells Beach, set for 7:30 p.m. June 15 along a 10-mile stretch of coastal Wells.

Organizers are partnering with the American Cancer Society for this year's ride, with proceeds raised directly benefitting cancer patients to provide transportation and housing for needed treatments away from home.

Donations and "virtual rider" registrations are also encouraged and accepted on the website or by mailing funds to Beach Bike Ride, P.O. Box 68, Wells, ME 04090.

The registration fee is $35 and includes a free "I'm Riding For" T-shirt for the first 150 riders. A water stop is included and a light snack provided at the finish line.

Registrations are being accepted at


Rabies clinic set for Monday

A rabies clinic will be held from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Monday at the Sebago Lake Congregational Church, 410 Northeast Road, Route 35, at Sebago Lake Village.

Cost of the vaccinations are $10 and available by cash only. All dogs must be on a leash and cats in carriers. Standish Veterinary Hospital will administer the shots. For more details, call Betty Field at 408-7847.


Homeownership course set

Coastal Enterprises Inc., a nonprofit community development organization, is accepting registrations for a Homeownership Education Course it will offer for first-time homebuyers from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. June 8 and 15 at Westbrook Community Services & Adult Education.

The course, supported by the Maine State Housing Authority, is designed to help potential home buyers prepare for and be well-informed about the process of buying a home.

Seminar topics will include evaluating credit and home price affordability, budgeting and money management, selecting and working with real estate agents, home inspections, types of available mortgages and the closing process and post-closing considerations. Cost is $30 per person or $50 per couple (or co-buyer). Preregistration is required by May 31 by calling 882-5177 or register online at


Playground builders needed

The Kennebunk Beach Improvement Association has the funding in hand to build a new playground for children at Mother's Beach. The organization is seeking volunteers to help with the construction phase of the project.

Plans are to replace the former 16-year-old playground structure that was removed earlier this month with new nautical-themed equipment.

Two new clusters of structures will be installed - one for younger children and one for older children - with swings at either end and benches scattered throughout.

Volunteers are needed during the weekend of June 7-9 to assemble and install the equipment.

Two-hour shifts are available each day of the three-day project, though volunteers are invited to work as long as possible. No experience is necessary and tools will be provided.

Food and drinks will be served during all shifts. For more details or to register for a shift, go to

Plants and pies will be sold

The Seacoast Garden Club's annual Plant and Pie Sale will begin at 8:30 a.m. Saturday at Port Hardware on Route 35, Lower Village. The sale is the Garden Club's primary fundraising event each year.

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