March 11, 2013


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Members of the Harrison Fire Department, from left, Miranda Murphy, Jeff Murphy, Mike Sampson, Nathaniel Sessions and Henry Hudson Jr., won the Mary’s Firemen for a Cure ski and fundraising competition at Shawnee Peak in Bridgton.

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Cheverus High School students compete in a Spirit Week tug of war, one of many fundraisers for a homeless teen shelter in Portland.


Library seeks trustee applicants

Kennebunk Free Library officials are seeking applicants to join its board of trustees.
Interested individuals should have a desire to preserve and advance the interests of the library by effectively governing its operations and promoting its development.

Board members prepare for and attend regular board meetings, assist in annual fundraising events, participate in the development and approval of library policies and act as advocates for the library through contacts with civic groups and public officials.

Residents and town employees of Kennebunk are encouraged to apply.

For more details, go to or stop by the library’s circulation desk for printed information.


Group takes scholarship applications

The Women’s Educational and Industrial Union of Saco is accepting applications for two $1,000 scholarships to be awarded to graduating seniors from Thornton Academy or Old Orchard Beach High School this spring.

Students who plan to further their education at a two-year or four-year college may apply. Applications are available in the guidance departments of each school. 

The deadline for applying is March 21. For more details, call Barbara Prentiss at 282-0310.


Animal shelter to use grant for van

The Greater Androscoggin Humane Society has received $63,700 in grant funding from the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, the Petco Foundation and the Laura J. Niles Foundation.

The proceeds will be used to purchase and outfit a Sprinter van to transport animals in the shelter’s care. It provides a safe haven for some 5,500 sick, homeless and abused animals in the greater Androscoggin area each year.

For more details, call 783-2311 or go to


Raising chickens to fight hunger

Unity College will begin an initiative to raise free range chickens as part of an ongoing hunger relief effort. Clients of the Volunteer Regional Food Pantry in Unity and the Belfast Soup Kitchen will be recipients of the chicken meat.

The endeavor is made possible by a grant from the Food for All program of the Future Farmers of America. High school FFA students from Waldo County Technical Center  will also be involved and receive funds from the collaborative grant.

In recent years Unity College has expanded its agricultural, animal care and animal husbandry offerings on campus. These include the addition of an animal care laboratory, new greenhouse, barn renovation, root cellar and partnership with Veggies for All, which donates student-grown produce to area food pantries.

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