BETHEL HISTORICAL SOCIETY trustees are seeking donations to fund a $10,000 endowed lecture honoring longtime member Stanley Russell Howe. Howe left the post of executive director in January to be the group’s associate director and director of education and research and to pursue research and writing projects. Members have raised $5,000, and the other $5,000 is needed by the end of June. Howe, a Bethel native, is a history major at the University of Southern Maine and holds a master’s degree in American and Canadian history. He wrote “Bethel, Maine: A Brief History,” published in 2009. For more information, call 824-2908 or (800) 824-2910 or e-mail [email protected]


THE WOMEN’S EDUCATIONAL and Industrial Union is accepting applications through April 9 for two $1,000 scholarships it will award to graduating seniors from Thornton Academy or Old Orchard Beach High School. Students who plan to further their education at a two-year or four-year college may apply for the scholarships. Applications and additional information are available at the schools’ guidance departments. For more details, call Barbara Prentiss at 282-0310.


THE EDUCATION FOUNDATION of the Kennebunks and Arundel has awarded winter grants for nine programs to be offered this spring in Regional School Union 21. Money will be used to send students in the Summer at Risk program to a math and literacy intensive in Augusta; to provide keyboarding software for a MAC Labs program for kindergarten through Grade 5 and GPS technology and geo-caching for physical education; to provide Science Companion kits for Grade 4 and 5 students; for art classes for Grade 5 students at Heartwood College of Art; to set up a French and Spanish marketplace at the Middle School of the Kennebunks; to buy a Retrofit Unify LCD Projector for the music department; a pilot after-school Science Club for middle school students; and a field trip to Chinatown for Grade 7 students studying about China. Total funding is nearly $25,000.


BONNY EAGLE MIDDLE School students celebrated the 16th Annual Pi Day. Prizes were awarded to the top winners in five categories, including posters, models and sculptures, games and puzzles, and projects. Grade 6 winners included Lani Swett, Carly Brown, Deziree Larrivee, Cassidy Emery, Tyler Collins, Samantha Avery, Laura Moskevich, Lizzy Printy, Rose Michelson, Mariah Folsom, Nicole Lovejoy, Carli Gray, Jack Newberry and MacKenzie Gifford. Grade 7 winners included Carter Gleason, Mel Cropley, Riley Libby, Joel Kessler, Eddie Maxwell, Cole Tracy, Kyaunna Libby, Alexis Lambert, Carley Quinn, Karly Cannell, Olivia Hebert, Caitlyn Dyer, Kayla Crabtree and Caitlyn Hawxwell. Grade 8 winners included Carolyn VanAtta, MacKenzie Andrews, Kirsta Meserve, Amy DePeter, Ryan Kern, Tannar Boyer, Elizabeth Newberry, Zoe Goodwin, Kristen Glennie, Lauren Campbell, Dustin Cole, Kendyll Martin, Abbey Ward, Hilary Kinney, Anna French, Katie Perry, Audrey Weyand and Shawna Meserve.


URIAH EILLINGER, a student at Bonny Eagle High School and a Naval Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps cadet at Massabesic High School, is the sole Mainer selected to participate in a summer leader seminar at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, Fla., from June 13 to 19. The trip will be paid for by the Navy. Eillinger will take part in a variety of activities, including training on a flight simulator and in air traffic control.


THE 39TH annual Waban Telethon, held March 20 at the Knights of Columbus Hall, raised $101,685. The money will be used for services for children who attend the Waban Child Development Center or who receive services from the case management program. Receiving “Waban Making a Difference Awards” were include longtime Waban staffer Cathy Webber and the late Stevie Allaire.


CAMP LAUGHING LOON on Little Ossipee Lake has been awarded a one-year grant by United Way of York County to support camperships. The camp fosters creativity and environmental awareness through its nature program and teaches swimming instruction and water safety skills. To learn more, go to


THE MID COAST HOSPITAL AUXILIARY is accepting donations of items for its “Grand, Glorious and Green” Yard Sale, scheduled for the weekend of May 14-16 at the former Bookland store at Cook’s Corner. Donations of serviceable merchandise will be accepted from 9 a.m. to noon on Wednesdays and Saturdays through May 8. All proceeds benefit the auxiliary’s health career scholarship fund and its pledge of $150,000 for the hospital’s new emergency department waiting area. For more details, call 373-6015.



THREE YORK HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS have received Silver Key awards for their artwork as part of the 2010 Maine Scholastic Art Awards. Chelsea Dean won for her acrylic painting, titled “Sax Man,” and Monique Boutin and Julianne Rainone won for their portfolios, featuring eight works each. The art was exhibited last month. For more details, go to


THE MORRIS FARM will open sections of its fields to Lincoln County residents who wish to plant a private garden. Plots of land may be rented at $20 for a 10-by-10 foot parcel, $30 for a 10-by-20-foot lot and $40 for 10-by-30-foot section. Plots will be plowed and ready for use by April 30. Donations of second-hand gardening tools also are being sought for users. For more information, call Frances Leslie at 882-5554 and leave a message.


COASTAL CLOVERS 4-H Club and Stonewall Kitchen Cooking School staff recently created meals for the York Food Pantry. The youth arrived for the cooking class armed with 25 pounds of meat, 200 large shells, tomatoes, cheese and other ingredients needed to produce a batch of meatballs and stuffed-shell meals for 50 families. The cooking school staff provided the cooking lessons for the kids. For more details about the club, e-mail Russ Osgood at [email protected]


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