GREATER BRUNSWICK PEACE WORKS has awarded its Peace Studies Scholarship to West Boothbay resident Suzanne Jones. A University of Maine at Augusta student, Jones is taking the Introduction to Peace Studies course in the University College of Bath’s certificate program this semester.

Jones will be honored at 5 p.m. Monday at the college. The 2009 scholarship recipient Susan Bauer will speak at that event, to be held in the college’s Midcoast Center for Higher Education, 9 Park St. Snow date will be Feb. 2.


SANFORD INSTITUTION for Savings, Jagger Bros. and Kennebunk Savings Bank have pledged to keep the public connected to public Internet services at the Springvale Public Library by committing to the library’s Future Access 2011-2014 technology sponsorship program.

Library trustees invite other local businesses and organizations to join the effort by pledging to support a public computer station at the library for a four-year period. Kennebunk Savings Bank has also offered a $2,000 match for new Future Access participants. For more details, call library Director Karen Eger at 324-4624.


SOUTHERN MAINE MEDICAL CENTER Auxiliary has raised $12,000 via its annual Tree of Life Campaign. Those proceeds will benefit Southern Maine Medical Center’s Lifeline program to provide emergency assistance at the touch of a button for elderly or homebound individuals via a pendant-style device they wear around the neck. To learn more about the Lifeline program, call Robin Knaup at 283-7065.


MORGANA WARNER-EVANS has won a Special Recognition Award for original music and lyrics for her submission to the national video contest “If I Had a Trillion Dollars,” sponsored by the American Friends Service Committee and the National Priorities Project.

Warner-Evans composed a song and used video footage of West Bath and Brussels, Belgium, for her proposal to install a $1 trillion bike lane across the country to help reduce air pollution and independence on foreign oil. Warner-Evans’ video is at


THE CAMDEN CONFERENCE has received a grant from the Unity Foundation to support its 24th annual conference Feb. 18-20 on “Global Sustainability and the Challenges of Asia.” The Unity Foundation was founded by Bert and Coral Clifford in 2000 to encourage broad local involvement and participation in building community support organizations. For more details, go to or call 236-1034.


JANES TRUST has awarded Ferry Beach Ecology School an $85,000 grant supporting the school’s Science & Ecology: Live & Unplugged! program. Unplugged! was created in 2007 pairing School Administrative District 60 elementary students with Ferry Beach Ecology School educators.

The funding allows expansion of the program to include 22 public schools (5,590 students) from Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont, including middle school students. For details, call Maureen Duggan at 239-7094 or go to


SEA ROAD SCHOOL student Ryan Scott is the winner of the school’s annual National Geographic Bee. Scott’s peers Nate Durham and Lily Verna placed second and third.

In another competition, the Sea Road School math team placed first among 34 fifth-grade teams who competed at the Southern Maine Elementary Math League meet recently in Portland.

Winning individual prizes at the competition were students Jackie Allaire-MacDonald, first place; Lily Verna, Judah Phipps-Costin and Brennan Schatzabel, third place; Daniel Behrens, fourth place; and Pierce Rotman, fifth place.