SEPTEMBER IS National Literacy Month, and the Maine Literacy Volunteers Network is in need of tutors. It will offer training at 14 affiliate offices throughout the state. Teaching experience or an education degree is not required. Volunteers should have a passion to help others start a new life through the joy of reading.

To become a tutor in your town or city, call (800) 322-5455 or visit


NEW GLOUCESTER students in grades 5 through 12 are invited to participate in the “My Town” Student Photo Contest, sponsored by the New Gloucester Historical Society. Photos must be new and show people or places in New Gloucester. The photos will be displayed in the New Gloucester History Barn, with the top three places judged by town and school officials. Submissions are due by Oct. 9 and should be sent to [email protected] For more information, visit


POTTERY CLASSES for adults are being offered starting next week at Lincoln Street Center. Projects presented during the course may include lidded forms, kitchen items and tiles, as well as support for individual goals. Classes meet 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays starting Sept. 29 through Nov. 17. The course is $105, plus $10 material fee. For more information, call 594-6490 or visit


THE KENNEBUNKPORT Consolidated School has been named a Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education, recognizing the high performance and marked improvement in students enrolled there.

School officials are planning a celebration for the community at a date to be determined this fall.