Broaddus to lead Lions

Outgoing president Dr. David Lowell of Westbrook Lions Club said Monday a new panel of officers elected this summer includes Andrew Broaddus, president; George Apt, secretary; and Norman Vaillancourt, treasurer.

The club also presented several awards at its annual meeting. Lowell said Dorothy Rush received Lion of the Year. John Harrington was awarded life membership in Lions International for “outstanding service” to the local club and the New England District. Other appreciation award winners were Jack Anderson, David Bernier, Richard Graves, Warren Thompson, Apt and Vaillancourt.

Beverly Preston received a donation from the Lions to the Mission Possible Teen Center.

The club sponsors several projects to support its charitable contributions in the community.

“The Westbrook Lions Club would like to thank the citizens of Westbrook for their support in all our fundraising activities and especially grateful for the support of the American Legion Post #`197,” Lowell said.

The Westbrook High School jazz combo entertained at the Lions’ annual event.

Job postings introduced

Westbrook Housing is introducing free job postings for area employers. The new service is designed to help both employers and Westbrook Housing clients.

“We see people every day with an extraordinary number of job skills but, due to circumstances beyond their control, find themselves unemployed,” said Susan Eldridge, deputy director of Westbrook Housing. “We also see families in which two adults are working but still have trouble making ends meet.”

Eldridge said the listing is a way to bring employers and potential employees together for their mutual benefit. “If we can direct job seekers to those who are trying to fill position, everyone wins,” she said.

Listings are exclusively for informational purposes. Westbrook Housing accepts no responsibility for either party. Once openings are posted, responsibility is on the job seeker to make contact with the listing employer.

Eldridge said she is distributing information about the job listing service to businesses throughout the Westbrook, Gorham and surrounding areas. Forms can also be obtained from Mary Bouvier, family self-sufficiency coordinator, at [email protected] or 854-6822.

Outdoor movie at park

After the Westbrook Arts Walk this month, residents can head to Riverbank Park for a free movie, co-sponsored by the city of Westbrook and the Westbrook Historical Society.

The first of the Movies at Riverbank will be “The Palm Beach Story,” starring Westbrook’s own Rudy Vallee. The film will be projected from the gazebo at the park, beginning at 8:30 p.m. on Aug. 22.

Moviegoers should bring their own seating, snacks and bug spray. For more information, call John Morgan at 766-8554.

Stories and watermelon

Stories, songs and a watermelon party for ages 3-7 will be features of “Dog Days of Summer Storytime” at Warren Memorial Library, 479 Main St., at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday.

If weather cooperates, the party will be held on the lawn behind the library. To register, call the library at 854-5891.

‘Easy Money’ at Riverbank

The Easy Money Band will be in concert from 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday at Riverbank Park.

The band’s music includes country, oldies, blues, funk/disco and ballads. The Stephen W. Manchester Post 62 of the American Legion will sell food and beverages beginning at 5 p.m.

Chase WPI graduate

Tyler A. Chase graduated with high distinction in May commencement exercises at Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Worcester, Mass.

Chase received a bachelor of science degree in mathematical sciences.

Whitlock on dean’s list

Alyssa Whitlock was named to the dean’s list for both fall and spring semesters at the University of Maine.

Whitlock, a 2007 graduate of Westbrook High School, is majoring in elementary education. She is the daughter of Michael and Gina Whitlock.

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