Bennett, Conley marry

Jennifer Bennett and Patrick Conley were married July 4 in a ceremony in Sundland Park, N.M.

The bride is the granddaughter of Elizabeth Seger of Westbrook.

Parents of the bride are Christine and Kevin Spear of Golden, Colo. The groom’s parents are Sabrina and Bob Conley.

Alex Guerrero was maid of honor; Acelynn and Eva Whitliff were flower girls, Wes Hill was best man and Ryan Conley, ring bearer.

The newlyweds reside in El Paso, Texas.

School bus route information

Please check your mailbox the week of July 31 for a bright yellow postcard with your individual bus information for the school year 2006-2007. If you have any changes, please contact Penny Esposito,

transportation director for the Westbrook School Department, at 854-0807 right away.

USM recognizes local students

The University of Southern Maine recently named several students from Westbrook to the dean’s list for the past academic year.

The students honored are Ryan C. Delaware. Kevin W. Fasulo, Samuel C. Goodrich, Candace M. Hanson, Nicole M. Jensen, Hera A. Knight, Teymur E. Lazimov, Amy E. Longley, Nicole L. Ritchey, Catherine A. Rolfe, Michelle G. Williams, Ryan B. Wing and Eric F. Wood.

Cox honored twice

Lauren A. Cox was named to the dean’s list at Lasell College in Newton, Mass., for both the fall and spring semesters.

Cox is the daughter of Patrick and Deborah Cox.

A graduate of Westbrook High School in 2005, Cox is majoring in communications and journalism.

Borelli on dean’s list

Kara Borelli has been named to the dean’s list for the spring semester at Merrimack College in North Andover, Mass.

Hanscom excels at UNE

Courtney Hanscom has been named to the dean’s list for the spring semester at the University of New England.

Hanscom is majoring in occupational therapy.

Blueberry festival at Trinity

Trinity Lutheran Church, 612 Main St., is hosting a Blueberry Festival from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 12 at the rear of the church.

Fresh blueberries, homemade blueberry pies, muffins and cakes will for sale. The event will include games and face painting for children. Hot dogs, hamburgers and drinks will be available at a minimal fee.

Brenda Orach, social ministry chairperson, said the event would be held rain or shine.

Reading club met for tea, discussions

The Warren Memorial Library Reading Club met July 12, at Lady Ball’s Victorian Boutique, 752 Main St., to discuss its monthly reading topic, Americana and the stories of Garrison Keillor.

Tea and cookies were served to the group on the outdoor porch in the back. A lively discussion ensued about the humorous anecdotes of the author of the “Prairie Home Companion” series. The discussion also carried to another author, Bill Bryson, who was mentioned for his caustic travel tales in “The Lost Continent” some members of the group reported finding his witticism entertaining while others did not.

Pat Larrabee of the library staff said all agreed that the time spent at the tearoom was delightful. She said the peach and tangerine teas perfectly complemented the conversation.

Larrabee said the tearoom is “charming” and the group decided to continue the monthly book discussion there. In addition to Larrabee, Beverly Marion, Sondra Taylor and Evelyn Orman attended the discussion.

The discussions are open to the reading public. Those who would like to participate in the August discussion, which will be a continuation of the Americana theme, should call Larrabee at 854-0630.

Walker celebrates Harry Potter’s birthday

Walker Memorial Library observed the birthday of Harry Potter on Friday, July 28, although July 31 was the actual date.

Children received Harry Potter bookmarks and tattoos besides entering their names in a drawing for Harry Potter books. Children’s Librarian Pat Larrabee had a full slate of activities that also included guessing the number of jelly beans in a jar.

Games included “Harry Potter Jeopardy.” A birthday cake and punch were served and decorations were given away as prizes.

A display case contained Harry Potter memorabilia, including an autographed copy of “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince” that the library won last year in a contest.

Gospel group breakfast

The local chapter of the Full Gospel Businessmen’s Fellowship International will meet for a buffet breakfast at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 12, at the American Legion hall, 17 Dunn St., Westbrook.

Gospel singer Tom Alward, a soloist and guitar player, will speak.

The breakfast is $8; $6, seniors. For reservations or for more information, call 774-6416, 772-5744 or 727-3252.

Charity painting auction

The fourth annual charity decorative painting auction will be on Sunday, Aug. 20, at the Sheraton Hotel in South Portland.

A silent auction and lunch, which is $20, will be from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. followed by a live auction at 2:30 p.m.

Admission is free. For tickets, call Pam at 693-5168 or Penny at 856-6250.

Cheese roadshow at Hannaford

The Cabot Roadshow will be at Hannaford in Westbrook on Sunday, Aug. 6.

Roberta MacDonald, senior vice president and marketing chief of Cabot, a Vermont based cheese maker, will lead the roadshow to promote the “glories and goodness” of cheese. The Cabot crew will hand out recipes, prizes and coupons.

Cutline (Steve Morelli) Cutline (Harry Potter party) ll won blue ribbons for their costumes.


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