THE SENIOR VOLUNTEER Programs of PROP will hold a training in September for people 55 years of age and older interested in the Foster Grandparent and Senior Companion programs. Te Foster Grandparent program works with children in schools while Senior Companion volunteers visit seniors living independently. Volunteers receive a tax-free stipend, mileage reimbursement and other benefits. For details call 773-0202.


THE WINNERS for this year’s Green Thumb Contest are Nancy Kelleher, first; Sharron Cygnan, second, and Herb and Grace Tyler in third place. Winners received gift certificates from the Scarborough Garden Club for a local garden center.


SHEILA COHEN, community coordinator for PAX, is interviewing families interested in hosting an international high school student for the academic year. Private rooms are not required and single parents, young couples and retirees are welcome. For more information, call 842-1806.


LOCAL COLLEGE students with identificaction from Monday through Sept. 30 will ride Greater Portland Transit District METRO and South Portland Bus Service free. Qualifying colleges include Kaplan University, Maine College of Art, SALT Institute for Documentary Studies, Southern Maine Community College, University of New England and University of Southern Maine. For details, visit


THE MAINE LIGHTHOUSE Ride Sept. 11 is looking for volunteers to staff the event sponsored by the Eastern Trail Alliance. The alliance needs at least 45 volunteers this year. Email [email protected] Registration for riders ends Aug. 28. To register for the ride visit


WINNERS of the best-image prizes at the Southern Maine Photography show include Paul Schriber of Yarmouth, recipient of $100 “Tulip.” Second prize of $75 went to Jim Townsend of Harpswell for “Up Close and Personal.” Dan Dow, of Cumberland received a $50 third prize for “Road to the Black Fort.” The popular vote prize of $100 was won by Michael Newman of Buxton for “1,000 Points of Light.”


FRIENDS of South Berwick Library is holding a kickoff event at 6 p.m. Aug. 30 to launch a capital campaign to raise nearly half the cost of a new $2.2 million public library. The event features food and music and will be held behind the existing Library at 37 Portland St. Building plans will be on display. The Friends have committed to raising $1 million toward the cost of the new library. Details are available from Cari Quater, event coordinator, at [email protected]


REGISTRATION has begun for a free introductory Spanish class starting Sept. 9. The class will meet from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursdays for 15 weeks. Class size is limited. For more information or registration, email [email protected]


HABITAT FOR HUMANITY/7 Rivers Maine needs volunteers to work on an 150 homes in the through the free Step One Weatherization Program. For information, call 386-5081 or email [email protected]


THE WINNER of the Fun Day Logo contest is Lena Champlin, a junior at Greely High School. Her design will be featured on the 2010 Fun Day Program, as well as on 2010 Fun Day T-shirts. To order a T-shirt for $10, contact Darla Hamlin at [email protected] For more information about the Fun Day Aug. 28, visit


MEGAN TAMMARO, student at Falmouth Middle School, won the Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge semifinalist honor for Maine. Tammaro was selected based on her science communication skills exhibited in a short video explaining the science behind issues millions of Americans face. Judges will announce the top 10 finalists this month.


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