SPECTRUM GENERATIONS will sponsor a free, four-day leader training course from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on May 6, 7, 13 and 14 at the Island Institute for its “Living Well for Better Health” chronic disease self management workshop series. The program is led and attended by individuals with chronic health issues, who meet to discuss symptom management, communication and exercise for general well-being. To register for more information, call (800) 282-0764, ext. 126, or go to


THE PUBLIC WORKS Department is participating in a statewide Earth Day project to sell backyard composting bins through April 26. The bins are $38.50 and kitchen waste pails also are being sold for $8 apiece. Orders may be placed at the office, located at 156 School St. For more details, call Donna Gray at 324-9135.


THOMAS LETOURNEAU of Dayton and Emily McPherson and Nicole Robillard, both of Old Orchard Beach, each have received a $1,000 Capt. Christopher S. Cash Scholarship. The three seniors were selected by scholarship overseers Nancy and Bob Kelley, who established the award in memory of their son, Christopher Cash. The students were selected for their commitment to athleticism, leadership and community service. They also submitted an essay detailing their future education goals. Letourneau plans to attend Colby College in Waterville. McPherson plans to attend Massachusetts College of Pharmacy in Boston. Robillard plans to attend Curry College in Milton, Mass. Proceeds for the scholarships come from the annual “Run For Cash 5K” Family Road Race, that, this year, is planned for June 26.



WELLS HIGH SCHOOL recently honored seven students and 19 teachers and staff members during a “Breakfast of Champions” meal that recognized their accomplishments. Honorees included Donny Abbott, Ann Bechan, Paula Brayson, Travis Cilley, Pierce Cole, Wendy Cowan, Brett Davisson, Hannah Driscoll, Shelley Duplisea, Meghan Elwood, Pat Endsley, Kevin Fox, Bob Gilpatric, Donna Hammond, Erica Hood, Amelia Howarth, Becky Murphy, John Murray, Kevin O’Shaughnessy, Gregory Pappas, Jere Pierce, Jay Stelmach, Dan Stone, Gregory Therrien, Joe Webster and Terre Webster.



GRAHAMTASTIC CONNECTION, a Maine-based non-profit that provides laptop computers and internet access to critically ill children, raised more than $11,500 and received 32 gently used laptop units as part of a recent Laptop Drive & Dance event. Those contributions will help supply lap tops to more than 100 ill children this year.


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