HART CAT SHELTER & Adoption Center is seeking volunteers. The shelter has a very active foster home program for kittens and mother cats, consisting of more than 20 homes. In an effort to oversee the foster program and coordinate homes, HART is looking for a few volunteers to form a team. The duties require a flexible schedule and strong commitment. For more information about the no-kill shelter for cats, call 223-7889 or e-mail [email protected]


THE CORPORATION for National and Community Service has awarded Hour Exchange Portland a block of Americorps VISTA members. This has allowed Hour Exchange Portland to place six volunteers in four states, for a total of 11 members serving at time bank/service exchange programs in the Atlantic Cluster


GREATER PORTLAND TRANSIT District METRO will offer discounted fares during the 2010-2011 school year for students attending Portland, Westbrook and Falmouth schools. Beginning in September, students can ride METRO buses for 75 cents using a METRO Student Fare Card, which have been updated for the new school year and are available through participating schools in September and October. For more information, a bus schedule and routes, visit or call 774-0351.


BELLA MOULTON, 6, tap danced with the American Dance Foundation in New York City this summer and met Karen Callaway Williams, author of “Rhythms for Ruby,” a children’s bedtime story. She performed a piece choreographed by Courtney Runft at Symphony Space on 95th Street and Broadway. The daughter of Trish and Shonn Moulton, Bella dances at the Dance Studio of Maine in Gorham.


THE COMMUNITY CENTER will begin taking registration for swim lessons from 7:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Monday for residents of Westbrook. Nonresidents may begin registration Sept. 1 during normal business hours. Registration must be done in person.


THE YORK COUNTY SENIOR COLLEGE has announced its fall classes for “over-50” learners at the college’s Saco and Sanford/Springvale centers. Classes are Tuesday through Thursday with a wide array of subjects. Registration closes Sept. 11 for classes starting Sept. 20 that run for six to eight weeks. To register, call 282-4111.


THE BIDDEFORD HIGH SCHOOL class of 1950 held its 60th reunion with 21 class members at the Captain’s Galley in Old Orchard Beach on Aug. 6. Class members traveled from as far away as Texas. There were 27 members who could not attend. The 20 deceased members of the class were honored.


THE PURCHASE of an Ornament tote bag through October will benefit Coastal Humane Society in Brunswick. As part of “Bags With Benefits,” the society will receive $7.50 of the $15 purchase price. Gayle Hunt, owner of the Ornament Store at 11 Center St., said the Coastal Humane Society is the first recipient of this program. For details, call 442-6636.


THE CURTIS MEMORIAL LIBRARY is introducing a new automatic checkout system, nicknamed “Self-Check Selma.” The new system allows patrons to check out books on their own rather than wait in line. The system will not replace the circulation staff. Circulation volume has grown 130 percent since 2000 but the library staff has not grown.


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