BJ’S IS HOSTING a Welcome Event on Saturday, to kick off their Adopt-A-School Partnership with Saccarappa Elementary School in Westbrook. The event takes place from 1 to 3 p.m. at BJ’s Wholesale Club, 513 Warren Ave., Portland. Activities include a Giant Pumpkin Guess-the-Weight contest and the chance to make a spooky Halloween-themed ice cream sundae for $2, which will benefit the school.


SAD 6 recently bestowed honorary plaques to four longtime employs. Buxton Center Elementary School Grade 5 Teacher William Warner was honored for 45 years of service; Buxton Center Elementary School Kindergarten Teacher Cheryl Jones, Food Service Secretary Jackie Sheil and food service employee Donna Peakall all were honored for 35 years of tenure.


ROTARY PRESIDENT John LoBosco presented $2,000 to Rotary District Governor Ann Lee Hussey for the Rotary’s fight against polio. For more information about Rotary and the PolioPlus Campaign, visit www.sp-ce-rotary.com. Tax deductible donations can be mailed to Rotary PolioPlus Campaign, c/o SP-CE Rotary, 116 Oakhurst Road, Cape Elizabeth.


NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY presented Principal Jeanne Crocker with $1,000 for the high school’s “Worthy Causes” fund. The money was raised through sales of Red Riot wristbands, raffled coupons to local restaurants and wrapped presents at Nonesuch Books.


LIBRARY PATRONS from 2 to 10 years now have access to a state-of-the-art computer workstation, donated by Saco & Biddeford Savings Institution.


THE MAINE STATE MUSEUM recently transferred ownership of a 1928 McCann fire truck to the Boothbay Railway Village. The Ladder No. 1 vehicle was purchased by the town of South Paris from D. E. McCann and Sons. The village has one other such vehicle in its collection, a 1929 McCann Hook & Ladder truck on loan from the Boothbay Harbor Fire Department. For details, call 633-4727 or go to www.railwayvillage.org.


JON CAVALLO has won a Kindle software device for reading e-books and other digital media raffled to benefit the Friends of South Berwick Library’s $1 million Capital Campaign to build a new library. The raffle yielded $1,000. To date, they have raised more than $100,000 in donations and pledges. Residents will be asked to vote Nov. 2 on a $1.5 million 25-year bond for the new library. For details, go to friendsofsouthberwicklibrary.org.