Wescott a pilot

Marcia Wescott recently earned her private pilot certificate as a student studying aviation/flight operations at Daniel Webster College in Nashua, N.H.

Considered a professional milestone in the aviation industry, a private pilot certificate means that an individual can fly most single-engine planes using visual flight rules to virtually any airport and take passengers.

As a student in the college’s aviation program, Wescott studied flight aspects such as aerodynamics, micrometeorology, applied flight dynamics and integrated flight operations. Upon graduation, Wescott can earn up to three separate ratings – the first steps toward earning a commercial pilot certificate.

She is also assisting the college’s office of development in a fundraising project.

Walker swap meet; book discussion

The Friends of Walker Memorial Library will hold their annual perennial plant swap meet at 2 p.m. on April 26 at the library, 800 Main St.

The adult reading club will meet at 2 p.m. on Thursday, April 27, in the library’s gathering room. The group will discuss “The Devil in the White City” by Erik Larson. Everyone is welcome.

Teen center benefit features Charest Band

The Bob Charest Band will play at Westbrook’s Mission Possible Teen Center annual benefit dinner dance from 6 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. on Friday, May 12, at Verrillo’s Convention Center, 155 Riverside St., Portland.

Tickets are $40 per person and $70 per couple. For tickets, call Mission Possible at 854-2800 or Lyle Cramer at 854-5115 or any Mission Possible board member.

Indoor yard sale

There’ll be something for everyone at the indoor yard sale 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 13, at Mill Brook Estates, 300 East Bridge St., Westbrook.

Hot dogs, soda and coffee will be available.

Dental hygiene clinic

A dental hygiene clinic will be held on Saturday, May 6, at the Universalist Church of Westbrook, 719 Main St.

The clinic is for children and others who have not been to a dentist or hygienist for more than six months.

For appointments, contact Linda Wacholtz, RDH, Prevention Partners, Inc., at 633-9716.

Garnett in national competition

Marissa Garnett will be traveling to Washington D.C. on Friday, April 28, as her government class at Catherine McAuley High School competes in a national Constitution competition.

Garnett is a member of the Advanced Placement American Government class, which will represent Maine in the “We the People” competition. She and 19 classmates clinched the state championship in March.

It marks the school’s fourth consecutive appearance in the acclaimed academic program that tests knowledge of the contents and application of the U.S. Constitution in the format of a mock Congressional hearing.

Seniors to hear Goulet

David Goulet, a singer and pianist, will entertain when the Westbrook senior citizens meet at 1 p.m. on Monday, May 1, at Westbrook-Warren Congregational Church, 810 Main St.

The group is traveling to Mohegan Sun in June to see Jim Nabors. For more information, call 854-2292 or 854-2705.

Jutkiewicz on dean’s list

Jennifer Jutkiewicz has been named to the dean’s list at Southern New Hampshire University in Manchester, N.H., for the fall semester.

Jutkiewicz is a psychology major.

Thomas earns honors

Robert J. Thomas has been named to the dean’s list for the fall semester at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, N.Y.

Thomas is a senior majoring in mechanical engineering, science tech and society.

Band benefit for Caouette

Marc Mailhot, drummer and spokesman for The Chapparals, said there would be a benefit show for Ronnie Caouette, a U. S. Army veteran of the 1960s and lead singer, and co-founder of the band from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, May 7, at American Legion Post 197 at 300 Conant St. in Westbrook.

Mailhot said Caouette was involved in a very serious car accident on May 21 last year, sustaining life-threatening head injuries and was in a coma for over a month. He is currently continuing his rehab at a brain care facility in Effing Falls, N.H. His medical insurance expired at the end of 2005, and it is costing his family tens of thousands of dollars per month to continue his recovery, Mailhot said. He their funds are being quickly exhausted despite efforts to find other sources of funding.

Appearing at the benefit will be popular entertainer Bobby Le and his band, The Chapparals, and some surprise guests. There will also be raffles, 50/50, and a food and bake sale and a door prize.

Tickets are $5.00 in advance at the Legion, or by calling Marc or Kathleen Mailhot at 856-6097, Dave Ames, Chapparals guitarist, at 751-6145 or Rita Ames at 642-2609. No tickets will be available at the door. Any other donations are gratefully appreciated.

“Please come out and support Ronnie. He served his country and now it’s time we come to his aid in his time of need,” Mailhot said. “Thank you on behalf of the Caouette Family.”

Bachmann joins Westbrook firm

St. Germain & Associates, Inc., has announced that Brian Bachmann has joined the firm as a geologist.

Bachmann has more than five years of diverse experience in environmental consulting in New England and California. He specializes in the collection of geologic and ground water quality data and in the operation of ground water remediation systems.

Prior to joining the team of professional scientists and engineers at St. Germain, Bachmann worked as a senior field technician with an environmental consulting firm in Burlington, Vt., where he provided support on environmental investigations and petroleum remediation sites.

Bachmann received his bachelor’s degree in geology from the University of Colorado.

Bank promotes Stevens

Wesley M. Stevens has been promoted to vice president in the TD Banknorth Maine branch at 481 Congress Street in Portland.

As the business development and sales manager, he will continue to oversee sales strategy and planning; manage business development; and handle small business loans, deposit accounts, consumer loans and residential mortgages.

Stevens joined TD Banknorth in 1995 and has 11 years in banking. He previously has served as a customer sales and service manager, a customer service rep and a sales associate.

A Westbrook resident, Stevens is a 1994 graduate of Thomas College in Waterville. A native of Winslow, he is a 1990 graduate of Winslow High School.

Emery brothers meet Collins

Brothers Brent A. Emery and Lewis R. Emery met and dined with U.S. Sen. Susan Collins recently when she visited the Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md.

Brent Emery is a Midshipman 3rd Class and Lewis Emery is a Midshipman 1st Class.

As a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, Collins had the opportunity to tour the academy and speak with classes studying American government. She dined with the 29 midshipmen from Maine.

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