BEACON HOSPICE is seeking volunteers to help terminally ill patients and their families. The organization is accepting applications for free 24-hour summer training sessions at the South Portland office. Time and dates of the trainings will be set to accommodate the schedules of the majority of the participants.

Volunteers will serve York, Cumberland and Sagadahoc counties, and the organization is in need of volunteers specifically for the Biddeford and Saco area, and north of Freeport. For more information, contact Donna Teague at 772-0929 or e-mail [email protected]



THE BLUE POINT Congregational Church chowder challenge winners are Anne Brennan, first; Jeff Caldwell, second; and Shawn Brennan, third. Judges included Dave Corbeau, Scarborough’s harbor master, Paul Lesperance, owner of Joseph’s by the Sea, and Joe Brennan, chief at the Cumberland Club. People attending voted Mary Rollo of Project Grace, first; Anne Brennan, second and Sara Salisbury third.



THE CHEVERUS MUSIC Department hosted its annual concert for parochial schools June 2. More than 125 elementary school students from St. Brigid School in Portland attended. The concert is held to foster love of music and to encourage younger students to participate in school music programs. It featured the Cheverus jazz band, two jazz combos, the concert band, strings and concert choir.


ALLEN SOCKABASIN of Princeton, a Passamaquoddy leader and author of the 2007 memoir “An Upriver Passamaquoddy,” is the winner of the Jean Byers Sampson Center for Diversity in Maine’s 2010 Catalyst for Change Award. He is noted for his efforts to preserve his tribe’s native language. The award is given annually by the center to honor a Mainer who supports diversity, equality and human and civil rights.


THE MAINE CANCER FOUNDATION is seeking nominations for its 2010 breast cancer contributor awards, to be presented at the Cure Breast Cancer for ME Lunch on Oct. 4. Nominations for the Outreach and Education Award, Medical Care and Research Award, Grassroots Advocate Award, The Meredith Burgess Spirit of Life Award and Lifetime Inspiration Award can be made at or 773-2533.



LOCAL ROTARIANS AND LIONS constructed a new storage shed for Bartlett Circle, kicking off the second phase of the Senior Housing’s capital building project. Brian Bicknell, past president of the Lions, said joining forces with the Rotarians allowed the two groups to build the unit in one day. The core mission of both groups is service to the community. Rotary President Carolyn Johnson said this project was a way to support seniors in the community as well.



CHILDREN ages 8 and older are invited to attend the Fiddlehead Summer Theater Day Camp at Pownal Elementary School. Actors will enjoy a three-week day camp from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. starting July 12. The program culminates in two community performances of Disney’s “Aladdin, Jr.” The program is offered with funding from a generous grant from the Horizon Foundation and is designed to bring opportunities for vibrant, child-oriented arts to a rural area. For more information, visit or call 657-2244.